Cat’s Morning Bits for February 5, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for February 5, 2021

Good Morning Beautiful Souls and welcome to a new year! Grab a cup of your favorite morning brew and start things off with “Today’s Inspirations”. I hope you find something here that will make you feel good or help you on your path today.

Blessings, Cat

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February is derived from the Latin word “februs” meaning “to cleanse.” The month was named after the Roman Festival, Februalia, a month long festival of purification and atonement.

February Events

Feb. 2: Imbolc/Candlemas and Groundhog Day

Feb. 5: World Animal Reiki Day

Feb. 7: Super Bowl Sunday

Feb. 11: New Moon at 11:05 am PST/ 12:05 pm MST/ 2:05 pm EST

Feb. 12: Chinese New Year of the Ox

Feb. 14: Valentines Day

Feb. 15: Presidents Day and Lupercalia

Feb. 16 Mardi Gras

Feb. 18: Sun enters Pisces

Feb. 19: National Caregivers Day

Feb. 20: Mercury goes DIRECT

Feb. 27: Full Moon at 12:17 am PST/ 1:17 am MST/ 3:17 am EST


Spirit Library: Self Care is Essential Now (a message from Kate Spreckley)

Our current process of growth and development is urging us to learn how to live from an expanded state of consciousness. This state of consciousness asks that we perfectly balance our heart with our mind, our body with our soul and our inner life with our external life.

Read more…..

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What Are Fairies? (Celtic Mythology Explained)

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Spiritual Unite: THE NUMBER 17 MEANING AND ITS SIGNIFICANCE

If you are born on the 17th of any month or have 8 as your life path number, then you have the expression of abundance and power.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Ritual Fasting

Fasting is something that is done in many different religious groups. Muslims abstain from eating during the holy month of Ramadan, Jews often fast in observation of Yom Kippur, and Hindus sometimes fast as part of worship.

Read more…..

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Patheos Pagan: Utilizing Glamour Magick

There’s no denying that there is power in how we dress and make ourselves up. We can create myriad impressions as well as influence the way people view us depending on the clothes and makeup we choose to wear and how we choose to wear it.

Read more….

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MBG: Why Astrologers Map Their Solar Return Charts On Every Birthday

Looking for a new, astro-inspired birthday tradition? Enter: the solar return chart. Referring to this handy map of the cosmos is a fun annual activity that can give you insights into what’s to come for you in the year ahead.

Read more….

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KarmaTube: The Song of Grandmother Cricket

This beautiful animated short film, inspired by a myth from the Bolivian lowlands, was created by a group of Bolivian animators in collaboration with The Animation Workshop of Denmark. When Abuela Grillo (Grandmother Cricket) sings, it rains, and in a country marked by water shortages, the film is a response to the privatization of Bolivia’s water resources by foreign corporations. The Cochabamba water wars of 2000 was a series of massive protests by the indigenous community to retain access to their water supply, which eventually pressured the government to revoke the international contract. Voiced by Bolivian singer Luzmila Carpio, traditional Quechua singing weaves indigenous melody throughout the film, further illuminating the cultural roots of this fight for the universal right to pure water.

Read more….

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Danheim & Heldom – Runamal (Official Video)

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Treehugger: 8 Mystical Ocelot Facts

The ocelot, or Leopardus pardalis, is a wild cat that lives in Central and South America and a few parts of the Southwestern United States. Though they are often confused with jaguars or leopards,

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Moon and Antares before dawn February 6

Watch for the waning gibbous moon to pair up with Antares, the brightest star in the constellation Scorpius the Scorpion, on the morning of February 6, 2021. After that, you can try your luck at catching the Venus-Saturn conjunction in a bright twilight sky, which will be hard to catch, even with binoculars. We elaborate later in this post.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: The Greater Lunar Cycle: 6 Months Of Manifestation

Lunar witchcraft is one of my most important magical practices. I’ve gained so much from it. When I started paying attention to both the short and longer moon cycles, my magical progress ramped into hyperdrive. I call the longer cycles the “greater lunar cycles.”

Read more….

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Today’s DIY: Spellcraft Sunday Jacy’s Florida Water

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Inner Journey: DIRECT YOUR SUBCONSCIOUS MIND

“The power to move the world is in the subconscious mind.”
— William James

Our subconscious mind creates our lives perfectly according to how it has been programmed. It works 24 hours of every day, 365 days per year. It accepts instructions from the conscious mind, checks on old inner programming and executes.

The subconscious mind acts on old beliefs stored over a lifetime. Many of those beliefs you may have accepted without thinking. Or you may have absorbed them when you were too young to exercise choice. Many of the beliefs that govern your life may no longer match what you now hold to be true.

Nonetheless, the subconscious mind is the director till you rewrite the scripts. Put some effort into getting it working on your positive, conscious intentions instead of your old limiting, unconscious beliefs and your life will change.

“If a man devotes himself to the instructions of his own unconscious, it can bestow this gift [of renewal], so that suddenly life, which has been stale and dull, turns into a rich unending inner adventure, full of creative possibilities.”
— Marie-Louise von Franz

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Considering… the sage knows all goodbyes are temporary, the prophet knows happiness has nothing to do with what others say or do, and the mystic knows life is always fair even when circumstances are not, we were wondering if your mastery over any of these tricky-to-grasp concepts is why you always seem to glow?

You misty, sagey, prophet, you.

Happy Friday Halo-Kid,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Winter Berry Smoothie Bowl

This easy smoothie bowl is filled with frozen berries, and topped with nutrient-rich toppings. It’s healthy enough for your next breakfast, lunch or filling snack.

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

Magickal Intentions: Love, Romance, Marriage, Sexual Matters, Physical Beauty, Friendship and Partnerships, Strangers and Matters of the Heart

Element: Earth


Incense: Strawberry, Sandalwood, Rose, Saffron and Vanilla
Planet: Venus
Star Signs: Libra and Taurus
Angel: Ariel
Power Colors: Green, Pink, Aqua
Herbs & Plants: Pink Rose, Ivy, Birch, Heather, Clematis, Sage, Violet and Water Lilly

Sacred Stones: Rose Quartz, Moonstone, Pink Tourmaline, Peridot, Emerald and Jade
Oil: (Venus) Cardamom, Palmarosa, Rose, Yarrow

Deities include Aphrodite, Eros, Freya, Venus


Friday is ruled by Venus. It’s energies are warm, sensuous, and fulfilling. Efforts that involve any type of pleasure, comfort, and luxury, as well as the arts, music, or aroma (incense and perfume) can be done on this day. As Venus lends its sensuous influences to the energies of this day, use it for any magical work that deals with matters of the heart.

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Daily Wisdom
February 5, 2021

Choice
“Guess if you can, choose if you dare.”

-Pierre Corneille


Sometimes making a choice is being courageous. It’s movement forward. It’s going ahead. When we can’t choose we’re stuck, and immobile. Once we choose then action can take place. And then as things happen we’ll have more choices to make. That’s just natural progression. We can adjust, we can learn, and choosing makes that possible

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Moon

You may not be prone to anxiety, but today could get on your nerves. If you find yourself noticing only the things going less than perfectly and you start feeling edgy and insecure, have a cup of tea and let your feelings settle down. Quell these uncomfortable feelings before they grow worse and significantly affect your performance and frame of mind.

astrology.com

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily post are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.

I invite you to check out my websites!

The Desert Path: The dusty ramblings of a desert pagan. https://thedesertpath.com/

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com

Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/

Cat’s Morning Bits for September 20, 2019

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for September 20, 2019

Good Morning Beautiful Souls, grab a cup of your favorite morning brew and start things off with “Today’s Inspirations”. I hope you find something here that will make you feel good or help you on your path today.

Blessings, Cat

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The mellow moon, the changing leaves,
The earlier setting sun,
Proclaim at last, my merry boys,
The harvest-time begun.
–Charles G. Eastman (1816–60)

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Spiritual Unite: Twin Flames Passion – Like Nothing Else

Twin Flames passion is unlike any you have ever felt before.
When they meet, they enter into a new era in their lives as their vibrations rise to a new level through the sacred interaction of energy.

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/twin-flames-passion/

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ThoughtCo: Mars, Roman God of War

Mars is the Roman god of war, and scholars say he was one of the most commonly worshiped deities in ancient Rome. Because of the nature of Roman society, nearly every healthy patrician male had some connection to the military, so it is logical that Mars was highly revered throughout the Empire

https://www.learnreligions.com/mars-roman-god-2562632

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Tetraktys: Glamour Magick & Self Care for Witches: How to Have a Magickal Beauty Routine

Hello witches! Let’s talk about beauty magick! I was reluctant to write about that topic because there is a lot of misinformation about it. For instance, on the internet you can find all kinds of “spells” that are supposed to change your eye color or make you loose weight.

https://www.thetetraktys.com/2019/glamour-magick-self-care-witches/

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Natural Living Ideas: 9 Clever Ways To Use Essential Oils In The Garden

Whether your intent is to repel pests, invite pollinators, or to turn your garden into a relaxing get-away, essential oils can help! Check out these 9 clever ways to use essential oils in the garden.

https://www.naturallivingideas.com/9-clever-ways-use-essential-oils-garden/

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Elephant Journal: Taking God Back from Religion

Nature is my church and love my religion, yet quietly and powerfully I still believe in God.
So why are so many of us afraid to speak up and use the G word publicly? Are we in fear of being labeled as religious or attached to the ancient texts twisted into dogma?

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/09/taking-god-back-from-religion-tamara-star/

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MNN: Infamous pirate was also one of the world’s most influential naturalists

When you think of a pirate, you probably imagine a rum-swilling, eyepatch-wearing, parrot-adorned, peg-legged, doubloon-hoarding thief. You probably don’t imagine a scholar, writer and renowned explorer-naturalist who Charles Darwin referred to as his friend.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/wilderness-resources/stories/infamous-pirate-was-also-one-of-the-worlds-most-influenti

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EarthSky News: Tonight, find the Andromeda galaxy
Tonight, since the moon is waning and gone from the sky in early evening, find the Andromeda galaxy, the great spiral galaxy next door to our Milky Way. It’s the most distant thing you can see with your eye alone. It’s best seen in the evening at this time of year, assuming you’re in the Northern Hemisphere

https://earthsky.org/tonight/find-the-andromeda-galaxy-in-autumn

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Patheos-Pagan: Fall Equinox Baltic Kitchen Blessing Song

Baltic Kitchen Charm Blessing
Oh the oak tree blesses the yard, blesses the edge, blesses the land
Oh the oak tree blesses the yard, blessing upon us all.
Oh the apple blesses the children, blesses the young, blesses the home
Oh the apple blesses the children, blessing upon us all.
Oh the fir tree blesses the cooks, blesses the keys, blesses the pantry
Oh the fir tree blesses the cooks, blessing upon us all
Oh the linden blesses the table, blesses the seated, blesses the family
Oh the linden blesses the table, blessings upon us all

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/dandelionlady/2019/09/fall-equinox-baltic-kitchen-blessing-song.html

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Inner Journey:

RAISE YOUR AWARENESS

“Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts.”
— Albert Einstein

Take awareness to new levels. Explore experiencing yourself in the act of being aware. Be aware of awareness itself. To do this, we need to go beyond our old mechanical patterns, compulsions and rejections. We need to uproot the arrogance of ego.

Higher awareness is conscious of spirit and form working together. We must be conscious and present within before we can tune in to the guidance of our soul. Develop awareness to hear the subtlest whispers of intuition through your thoughts, feelings and sensations.

“Most of us are in touch with our intuition whether we know it or not, but we’re usually in the habit of doubting or contradicting it so automatically that we don’t even know it has spoken.”
— Shakti Gawain

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

As you know for those already within time and space, their lives are so often all about finding love and making money.

Yet not so long ago, while awaiting their first turn breathing would have been enough.

So much air, so little time –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Pine Nut Garlic Green Beans

There are very few ingredients in this delicious side, but the flavours and texture make it taste superbly complex. I love these beans so much, I could have them as my main course!

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Pine-Nut-Garlic-Green-Beans.html

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

Intentions: Love, Pleasure, Affairs of the Heart, Romance, Marriage, Sexual Matters, Physical Beauty, Friendship and Partnerships, Strangers, Peace, Healing, Beauty, gentleness and Women’s Issues.

Incense: Strawberry, Sandalwood, Rose, Saffron, Verbena and Vanilla
Planet: Venus
Sign: Libra and Taurus
Angel: Ariel
Colors: Green, Pink, Aqua
Herbs/Plants: Pink Rose, Ivy, Birch, Heather, Clematis, Sage, Violet and Water Lilly

Stones: Rose Quartz, Moonstone, Pink Tourmaline, Peridot, Emerald and Jade
Oil: (Venus) Cardamom, Palmrosa, Rose, Yarrow, Apple Blossom, Musk, Ambergris

Goddesses: Astarte, Aphrodite, Erzulie, Aida Wedo, Eve, Venus, Freya, Diana, Aset [Isis], The Witch Of Gaeta, Chalchiuhtlique

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Daily Wisdom
September 20, 2019

Language

“I never taught language for the purpose of teaching it; but invariably used language as a medium for the communication of thought; thus learning of language was coincident with the acquisition of knowledge.”

-Anne Sullivan (1866-1936)

When my older son was going into his junior year in high school, he started to study for the SAT tests and doing all the preparation that he has to do to get ready because those scores are so important when it comes to applying to colleges. When I spoke with a tutor about it, he said that students who are well-read typically do better on the test. That is because they develop a larger vocabulary, and a broader base of general knowledge. That makes sense to me. When we read we learn, and when we learn we expand our use of language.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Star
You can make today memorable purely by the strength of your unfailing hope for all things to work out for the best. No matter how muddled the events of the day, how confused or how many mixed messages people give you, especially at work, your innate hopeful spirit will cut through most of the mist and give you good results. Look forward to many satisfying encounters, however little or much gets done.

astrology.com

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily post are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.

I invite you to check out my websites!

The Desert Path: The dusty ramblings of a desert pagan. https://thedesertpath.com/

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com
Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/

Cat’s Morning Bits for June 4, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for June 4, 2019

Good Morning Beautiful Souls, grab a cup of your favorite morning brew and start things off with “Today’s Inspirations”. I hope you find something here that will make you feel good or help you on your path today.

Blessings, Cat

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The glassy pear tree leaves and blooms, they brush
the descending blue; that blue is all in a rush
with richness; the racing lambs too have fair their fling.
-Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-89)

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Tetraktys: Glamour Magick & Self Care for Witches: How to Have a Magickal Beauty Routine

Hello witches! Let’s talk about beauty magick! I was reluctant to write about that topic because there is a lot of misinformation about it. For instance, on the internet you can find all kinds of “spells” that are supposed to change your eye color or make you loose weight. On top of that, there are a lot of beauty products that are branded as “witchy” to attract a broader audience.

https://www.thetetraktys.com/2019/glamour-magick-self-care-witches/

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Daily Tarot: The Hermit

Think twice before you speak or act and avoid any slip up or oversight that could make extra work for you tomorrow. Exercise more discretion, check the facts, and don’t automatically believe everything that you’re told. Be clear that you’re not suspecting the world of lying to you; you’re simply being prudent and cautious. It shows how much you care about getting things set right for everyone.

astrology.com

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ThoughtCo: How to Use Amethyst Crystals for Healing

Amethyst is a quartz crystal that comes in various shades of purple, from light lavender to deep violet. According to healers, amethyst crystals have a spiritual quality and can be used to help individuals tap into higher levels of consciousness. Amethyst—which can be found in Siberia, Sri Lanka, Uruguay, Brazil, and the United States—

https://www.learnreligions.com/healing-properties-of-amethyst-1724561

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Today’s Deity: Bes

Bes is an Ancient Egyptian deity worshipped as a protector of households, and in particular, of mothers and children and childbirth. Bes later came to be regarded as the defender of everything good and the enemy of all that is bad. While past studies identified Bes as a Middle Kingdom import from Nubia, more recent research indicates that he was present in Egypt since the start of Old Kingdom

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bes

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Pioneer Thinking: Your June Aromatic Horoscope:  Create Your own Customized Aromatherapy Blend 

By creating and using your own customized aromatherapy blend — developed specifically to react to your emotional, mental and spiritual patterns — each month becomes a renewed opportunity to find personal harmony and your innate inner strength. Indulge yourself, delight your senses and find serenity!

https://pioneerthinking.com/your-june-aromatic-horoscope

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Elephant Journal: The Secrets of Grounding, Connecting with Earth’s Energy

Extensive research shows that an evident lack of grounding which has to do with the development of an advanced disease also termed as “electron deficiency syndrome” It’s not usual for people to spend whole days grounded. However, it is already the new standard norm, and it was not quite unnatural till manmade shoes are being worn out something that hindered grounding.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/06/the-secrets-of-grounding-connecting-with-the-earths-energy/

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MNN: How to meditate

Feeling scatterbrained? Stressed-out and overwhelmed? Depressed? It’s time to calm your mind. Here are some tips on how to meditate and the benefits you’ll receive from daily meditation.

https://www.mnn.com/health/fitness-well-being/stories/how-to-meditate

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EarthSky News: Young moon, Mercury, Mars on June 4 to 6

Start looking for the young moon in the evening sky around June 4, 2019. Will anyone see it on June 3? Possibly, but by June 4 we should all be able to see it, near the sunset point, shortly after sunset. Elusive Mercury, innermost planet in our solar system, is also in that part of the sky. Red Mars – now rather faint – shines above Mercury

https://earthsky.org/tonight/young-moon-mercury-mars-on-june-4-6

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Patheos-Pagan: Being Yourself: A Survival Guide

The world can be full of judgmental and limiting people, no matter what your spiritual path involves. Oddly enough, I have compassion for the gatekeepers of knowledge. They use their knowledge as both a life raft and a shield, and it must be exhausting at times.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/witchindeed/2019/06/being-yourself-a-survival-guide/

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Inner Journey:

ASK YOUR BODY FOR ADVICE!

“The body has its own way of knowing, a knowing that has little to do with logic, and much to do with truth, little to do with control, and much to do with acceptance, little to do with division and analysis, and muchto do with union.”
— Marilyn Sewell

Are you aware of your body’s wisdom? Our bodies usually know us better than our minds do. If you have a decision to make, consult your body before making a final choice.

Reflect on an option before you and then pay attention to your body. Are you breathing deeply or barely at all? Are your muscles tense or relaxed? Is your energy blocked or flowing?

Your body knows what it likes and it feels good when it’s happy. As your body is the source of your vitality, your motivation, your inspiration and enthusiasm and most importantly, your intuition, it’s best to get that part of you on-side if you are venturinginto a new activity.

“When you are saying that you are happy and you are not, there will be a disturbance in your breathing. Your breathing cannot be natural. It is impossible.”
— Osho

“Our inner guidance comes to us through our feelings and body wisdom first — not through intellectual understanding. …The intellect works best in service to our intuition, our inner guidance, soul, God or higher power — whichever term we choose for the spiritual energy that animates life.”
— Christiane Northrup

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

It’s like you’re a planetary body and right this very moment new friends, adventures, a thriving business and a steady income and anything else you’d like are just a little “gravity” away.

That’s what visualizing is for.

Snag,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Grilled Citrus Chicken Drumsticks

Marinate this simple recipe overnight or for 30-60 minutes and have yourself delicious and flavorful grilled citrus chicken drumsticks. This would be a great recipe if you have a lot of lemons or oranges you need to use up (or even have a lemon tree or orange tree).

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Grilled-Citrus-Chicken-Drumsticks.html

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Magical Correspondences for Tuesday

Intentions: Courage, Destination, Physical Strength, Revenge, Military Honors, Surgery and the Breaking of Negative Spells, Matrimony, War, Enemies, Prison, Vitality and Assertiveness

Incense: Dragon’s Blood, Patchouli, Lignum Aloes, Plantain

Perfumes: Hellebore, Carnation, Patchouli
Planet: Mars
Sign: Aries and Scorpio
Angel: Samuel
Colors: Red and Orange
Herbs/Plants:Red Rose, Cock’s Comb, Pine, Daisy, Thyme and Pepper
Stones: Carnelian, Bloodstone, Ruby, Garnet and Pink Tourmaline
Oil: (Mars) Basil, Coriander, Ginger

Goddesses: Aset [Isis], Soorejnaree, Pingalla, Anna, Aine, Danu, Yngona, Bellona, Aida Wedo, Sun Woman

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Daily Wisdom
June 4 2019 

Progress

“Our moral progress may be measured by the degree in which we sympathize with individual suffering and individual joy.”

-George Eliot (1819-1880)

Progress is learning more about who we are. Progress is understanding and relating and empathizing with other people because we realize that we are all in this together. There is no separation between us. When we can truly experience that Oneness, we will have made real progress!

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Good: Meredith’s Joy Jars

How do you help a teen get over a broken heart? Pam found a way and Meredith found a calling. A simple solution which has reached thousands around the world. Learn more through this beautiful short video.

http://www.karmatube.org/videos.php?id=7368

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily post are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.

I invite you to check out my websites!

The Desert Path: The dusty ramblings of a desert pagan. https://thedesertpath.com/

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com
Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/