Cat’s Morning Bits for February 13, 2020

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for February 13, 2020

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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Love looks not with the eyes but with the mind.
And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.
-William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

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Pioneer Thinking: A Morning Ritual Nourishes You Throughout The Day

How you start your day, in a very real way, sets the stage for what follows. So why not give yourself as good a beginning as possible? Would you like to experience your own expansion of possibilities?

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ThoughtCo: 8 Common Belief Systems in the Modern Pagan Community

Not all Pagans are Wiccans, and not all Pagan paths are the same. From Asatru to Druidry to Celtic Reconstructionism, there are plenty of Pagan groups out there to choose from. Read on and learn about the differences and the similarities.

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MBG: 3 Mood-Boosting Meditations For The Next Time You’re Feeling Down

While meditation is not a replacement for therapy or other interventions for prolonged sadness or depression, research has shown that a regular meditation practice can help increase happiness and decrease irritability. It also shows promise for improving sleep, reducing anxiety and stress, and enhancing self-awareness—all of which are potential mood boosters.

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Daily Good: The Wonder of the Universe is Wondering in Us

Paul Fleischman is the author of numerous books, and has been honored by the American Psychiatric Association for his unique contributions to psychiatry and religion. He points to our sense of wonder as the apparatus by which we experience the intelligence of the universe within. “The wonder of the universe is wondering in us, he writes. And, To live with wonder one must persevere in unknowing, re-encountering and participating. More in this excerpt from his book: Wonder: When and Why the World Appears Radiant { read more }

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Today’s DIY: DIY Fairy Night Light – Fairy Lantern – Glow Jar –

This DIY fairy night light has an on and off switch and makes magic fairy sounds when you move it. It’s perfect for any fairy themed bedroom and is portable for late night bathroom trips

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MNN: 7 bizarre and fantastic creatures from the Biodiversity Heritage Library

If you’re a naturalist, botanist or just a lover of old, dusty books, you’ll be delighted to know that one of the world’s largest open access digital archives is now available for you to peruse its 55 million pages of literature and 150,000 illustrations of life here on Earth.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Star-hop: Pegasus to Andromeda galaxy

Tonight, try star-hopping to the famous Andromeda galaxy – the large spiral galaxy next-door to our Milky Way – from the Great Square of Pegasus. Ready?

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Patheos-Pagan: Green Witchcraft: Can You Feel The Heartbeat?

As Witches and magickal/spiritual practitioners, we are aware that nature has a rhythm of its own. We can sense currents of energy within the earth beneath our feet.

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Inner Journey:

GROWING OURSELVES

“The great thing in the world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving.”
— Oliver Wendell Holmes

We are all on a life-long journey. It is a search for who we are and why we are here. It is a journey that expands our consciousness.

There is an urge within each of us to move forward in life. It is an urge to become more whole, to find more meaning, and eventually to help others. It is human nature to strive for a sense of well-being.

We all go through the same growth cycles, though our experiences may appear entirely different. By understanding the process of personal and spiritual growth, we can work more effectively with the process, instead of fighting and resisting it.

“We can learn to be the catalysts for our own change.”
— Sarah Ban Breathnach

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe 

It’s not as if one could be bored enough, feel frustrated enough, or complain enough that their life would suddenly turn around. Doesn’t work that way.

Whatever anyone “is,” they become more of. And anyone can change what they become by thinking new thoughts.

Happily,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Colombian Aji

“For any Colombian food you serve, always have some aji on the table. Hot, spicy, fresh, and flavorful.”

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

Intentions: Luck, Happiness, Health/ Healing, Religion, Legal Matters, Male Fertility, Treasure and Wealth, Honor, Riches, Clothing Desires, Leadership, Public Activity, Power and Success, Trade and Employment

Incense: Cinnamon, Henbane Nutmeg and Sage

Planet: Jupiter
Sign: Sagittarius and Pisces
Angel: Sachiel
Colors: Purple, Royal Blue, and Indigo
Herbs/Plants: Cinnamon, Beech, Buttercup, Coltsfoot, Oak
Stones: Sugilite, Amethyst, Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli and Sapphire
Oil: (Jupiter) Clove, Lemon Balm, Oakmoss, Star Anise

Goddesses: Juno, Hera, Kwan Yin, Mary, Cybele, Tara, Mawu, Mlaba Mwana Waresa, Ishtar, Nuit

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Daily Wisdom
February 13, 2020 

Winter

“The cold was our pride, the snow was our beauty. It fell and fell, lacing day and night together in a milky haze, making everything quieter as it fell, so that winter seemed to partake of religion in a way no other season did, hushed, solemn.”

Patricia Hampl, 1981

Snow seems to make everything seem to clean, so pure, so peaceful. Utah is one area where they get a lot of snow in the winter. The kids love it because they can go skiing and snowboarding. But every time I go to visit it amazes me just how different the landscape is from season to season. It’s really a different world in the winter. You have to move more slowly, to be safe. You have to take more time getting places. The snow makes you stop to think, you can’t help it.

-Lissa Coffey

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Daily Tarot: The Chariot

If you’ve been working hard toward some goal or specific result, you could see victory today. Feel like a winner, project the confidence of a winner, and perhaps behave as though you have already won. Keep your spirits high no matter what happens and be pleased with how many people are happy for you. No matter how huge or trivial, it is still a big step forward.

astrology.com

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily posts 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)
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Change = Growth: Cat’s Angel Message for January 25, 2020

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Change = Growth: Cat’s Angel Message for January 25, 2020

January’s Theme: Stay focused on your desires and not your fears or past happenings. Our thoughts are ready to manifest into reality so stay focused on where you want to go instead of where you’ve been.


Be Your Own Personal Greatest Hero. – Jonathan Lockwood Huie


125:  Changes are an ongoing part of life. Some we initiate for ourselves while others hit us out of the blue. Our focus today is on the changes that we create with the intention of making things better for ourselves. When we make requests of the angels and the Universe remember to keep your intentions clear. Be super specific as this helps the Universe direct the right opportunity your way and provides a powerful focus point for you as well. Today, the angels are telling you that your prayers have been heard. Their message is ” Change = Growth” and the things that are happening for you now will be good for you and those around you. Turn your fear and worry over to us to deal with so that your focus remains uninterrupted.” Keep in mind that the answers and opportunities you seek can come from both expected and unexpected sources so don’t cut yourself short by looking in only one direction!


Our Spiritual Guides for today include: Archangel Uriel can help us to overcome obstacles by showing us where the solutions are that will lead to our success. He provides us with additional information that we need to make the most informed decisions we can. No problem is too great or too small for him to assist with. Uriel also helps us to gain spiritual understanding and creative insight. Today is a good day to simply touch base with him, ask for help if needed or simply express gratitude for the blessing in your life.

The Ascended Master El Morya can help if you have trouble staying present and focused in the now. He teaches us the importance of putting aside what we cannot control so that we are free to think about other things. He reminds us that it is our faith that keeps us grounded so that we can embrace both the patience and the clear decision making needed to make things happen.

The Hawaiian fire goddess Pele helps us to ignite our inner fire. This fire when channeled correctly helps to fuel our passions and sense of purpose. She is a goddess of empowerment teaches us about honest communication and how it aids our goal setting and getting. “Within you lives the sacred fire that gives life to your greatest dreams and passions. This part of you must be allowed to come forward, not smothered beneath fear, resentment or the expectations of others. Your fire will help you forge new paths!”


Our Sacred Stones for today include:

Green Calcite also helps to create harmony which allows us to dissolve rigid beliefs and outdated programming. It promotes mental balance, aids in communication and gently helps us to let go of the things that no longer serve us which helps us to draw the good things into our lives that encourage growth.

Beryl teaches us how to fulfill our true potential. It helps us to see both sides of a situation, opportunity or problem and promotes strategic planning so that we can use it to our best advantage.

Eulite (Hypersthene) which helps us to find solutions to problems (large and small) that get in our way and can hold us back. It will also make seeing the answers and solutions easier by stopping the need to overthink or overly critical thinking. Eulite is also useful for building solid relationships that are necessary for the manifestation process and our personal evolution.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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Thought For The Day: Jan. 9, 2020 “Be A Tree”

Happy Thursday,

We can learn a lot from nature, and trees are a great example. Trees are adaptable and flexible. Their roots hold the tree strong during times of stress or hardship. During a storm, a tree may lose a branch, one that may have been weakened and is no longer needed and they shed leaves, discarding what they have outgrown and no longer beneficial. The tree accepts these changes as part of life and continues to grow.  See yourself as a tree. Your roots holding you steady, learn to weather storms with flexibility and learn to shed that which no longer serves you. Embrace growth and thrive. Reach for the sky, the stars and for the mightiest you!

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Cat’s Morning Bits for November 27, 2019

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for November 27, 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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Nature always wears the colors of the spirit.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-82)

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Spiritual Unite: Spider Spirit Animal Meaning – Control Your Dark Side

When your spider spirit animal appears in your life, it symbolizes your creativity, feminine energy, and patience.
It can also warn you of your dark side, and to be wary of your temptations and desires.

Read more…..

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ThoughtCo: Profile of Nemesis

Nemesis is a Greek goddess of revenge and retribution. In particular, she is invoked against those whose hubris and arrogance got the better of them, and serves as a force of divine reckoning. Originally, she was a deity who simply doled out what people had coming to them, whether good or bad.

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MBG: Sex, Psychics & Kundalini Kriyas: 8 Ways To Stay Inspired During Colder Seasons

If you’re anything like me, you might tend to get very uninspired in the wintertime. I crave blankets, sleeping in, warmth, and Harry Potter movies as the days start to get shorter. Around this time of year, I also hear a lot from my clients that they’re lacking inspiration too. People who love their work or relationships or travel seem to simply lose the gusto for it.

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Daily Good: Between Worlds

What is it like to be a living member of a dying community? Climate change is making this an increasingly common reality. Isle de Jean Charles, a slip of land off the coast of Louisiana is one such place. This island is home to a hundred or so people, members, mostly, of a Native American tribe called the Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw–the BCC for short. For eight generations, the people of Isle de Jean Charles thrived, eating the bounty of the land and the sea: shrimp, crawfish, fish, and oysters, as well as plants they wild-harvested and grew in gardens. The tribe was so self-sufficient that when the oil and gas companies began prospecting nearby, they were surprised to discover people. But global warming is causing their land to disappear from under their feet. Anya Groner visited this magical place and shares her journey into the mystery of trying to stay grounded as a people while facing the inevitable loss of a homeland. { read more }

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Pioneer Thinking: DIY – How to Make Spa Quality Creams and Moisturizers

Haute couture aka high end prestige skin care products are easily imitated by incorporating trendy ingredients into a base cream such as Marine-derived ingredients, Epidermal growth factor, Neuro-Peptides, Blue Lotus Extract and Pomegranate extract

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MNN: When honeybees get stuck in water, they create their own waves and ‘surf’ to safety

Bees need water just like the rest of us. A honeybee might fly several miles to find a good water source, both for drinking and to help regulate the temperature of her hive. Sometimes, though, a thirsty honeybee gets more than she bargained for, and instead of water ending up in the bee, the bee ends up in the water.

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EarthSky News: Young moon and 3 planets after sunset

Depending on where you live worldwide, you may – or may not – catch the tiniest sliver of a young moon in the western sky after sunset on November 27, 2019. The moon will be sitting in the afterglow of sunset, beneath the dazzling planets Venus and Jupiter, the third-brightest and fourth-brightest celestial objects to light up the heavens, respectively, after the sun and moon.

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Patheos-Pagan: The Song of My Heart is the Sacred Earth

This Sacred Earth
I have told the story many time of the Indian lady who ran a hardware stall at a local indoor market near us. She said her life seemed to revolve around that stall. It took up so much of her time, so much in fact that she rarely had time to visit her temple for worship.

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Inner Journey:

LOVE YOUR SHADOWS

Each of us has characteristics we define as ‘good’ and those we define as ‘bad.’ The parts of ourselves that we continually reject want to be acknowledged and loved. Until we honour these aspects, they will continue to assert themselves. They will do whatever they can to get our attention.

What aspects of yourself do you reject?

Take a few moments to open to the parts of yourself that you do not love. See each one honestly for what it is. Explore the wounds and the motives that gave rise to its condition. Love a wounded part of yourself and it will heal.

“Strangely enough we strengthen love in ourselves when we raise into consciousness the shadow side of our lives. Conversely, when we keep negative feelings out of sight, they smother the love that seems to lie deeper and closer to the real self. This is probably why there is so much pain in not loving. The life that is not able to express the love which is so integral to it grows deformed.”
— Elizabeth O’Connor

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A Note from the Universe

Many come close yet few dare, so boldly, to live without judgment, to give without expecting, and to love for no reason.

We call it a spiritual trifecta.

To the winner’s circle,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Making a Mile High Apple Pie

I have always been the pie maker in the family! My favorite one to make is the Mile High Apple Pie. It’s my masterpiece! I will show you what I do with a few secret important things.

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Magical Correspondences for Wednesday

Intentions: Rules healings, the mind, Communication, Divination, Writing, Knowledge, Business Transactions, Debt, Fear, Loss, Travel and Money Matters, Addictions, Young People, Messages, Perception, Self Expression.

Incense: Jasmine, Lavender, Sweet Pea, Cinnamon, Cinquefoil
Planet: Mercury and Chiron (though this is a moon of Pluto)
Sign: Virgo
Angel: Raphael
Colors: Orange, Light Blue, Grey, Yellow and, Opalescent colors and Violet
Herbs/Plants: Fern, Lavender, Hazel, Cherry, Periwinkle
Stones: Aventurine, Bloodstone, Hematite, Moss Agate and Sodalite
Oil: (Mercury) Benzoin, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, Lavender

Goddesses: Aset [Isis], Demeter, Ceres, Spider Woman, Bona Dea, Oya,
Devi-Kali, Hella, Rhiannon, Coatlique, Maman Brigette, Sekhmet, Het Heret
[Hathor]

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Daily Wisdom
November 27, 2019

Past

“Your whole past was but a birth and a becoming.”

-Antoine de Saint-Exupery (1900-1944)

We know that the nature of life is to grow. And so here we are. And we couldn’t have gotten here without everything that has happened in the past. It is the same way for society as it is for individuals. Whatever has happened throughout history has had an impact on how we have grown and changed as a nation, and as a planet. We’re all connected. And the more that we grow as individuals, the greater the impact will be on our communities and our countries.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Sun

Little or nothing will slow you down or be daunting to you today. You have so much inner strength, and physical strength, too, that people will have trouble keeping up with you. Do something special today, or perhaps excel at something significant and challenging that will be easily within your grasp. You may find out later that you were dazzling and that you inspired several people to more energetically pursue their passions.

astrology.com

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily posts 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)
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Thought For The Day: Nov.14, 2019 “Grow!”

Happy Thursday,

Our thought for today is a reminder about growth. Yesterday we touched on knowledge and how it is acquired through life lessons. By drinking from the fountain of knowledge we grow. It makes us better, stronger and more resilient. Don’t Go…. Grow!

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

 

I Shall Use My Time: Cat’s Angel Message for October 23, 2019

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I Shall Use My Time: Cat’s Angel Message for October 23, 2019

October’s Theme: Divine guidance and messages.  These messages are important for us personally, emotionally and spiritually so work on staying open to the information that you receive.


I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry rot. I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time. – Jack London


1023:  Today’s number represents our personal evolution. As we evolve, on mental, emotional and spiritual levels it brings about events that help us to enhance our quality of life. The Universe is asking us to explore bold new ways to bring about our transformation. Embrace your power as a creator and believe without a doubt that you are able to walk the path of your choosing. Our spiritual guides are assisting us today by kindling our divine spark and reminding us that it’s there. This spark is essential to our powers of creation and helps us to communicate our dreams, goals, and desires. Don’t be afraid to express yourself as this is the first big step in our own evolution.


Archangel Uriel can help us to overcome obstacles by showing us where the solutions are that will lead to our success. He provides us with additional information that we need to make the most informed decisions we can. No problem is too great or too small for him to assist with. Uriel also helps us to gain spiritual understanding and creative insight. Today is a good day to simply touch base with him, ask for help if needed or simply express gratitude for the blessing in your life.

The Ascended Master Maitreya (Laughing Buddha) helps us to find peace and harmony through laughter, this gives us a clear perspective and keeps our energy flowing. He tells us that laughter is sacred and when the heart is alive with joy we are connected to the Infinite and filled with Nirvana-essence. Center your mind with the intent of enjoying yourself and you will find yourself centered in the moment. Enjoy what life has to offer and enjoy the process!

The Roman Goddess Vesta who oversees hearth and home. She helps us to clear space (both in our physical home and our inner home) to make room for new things and teaches us the value of letting go of what we no longer need. ” If something does not make your heart sing put it where it belongs or set it free. This will clear your inner and outer sacred space. Then open the doors and invite the new blessings inside.”


Our Sacred Stones for today include:

Larimar helps us to see the things that we have to be grateful for and the tiny miracles that we take for granted. This sky blue stone also helps to ease our obsession for material things and shows us how to put things into perspective so that you manifest what you really need. It shows us how to go with the flow

Beryl teaches us to fulfill our true potential. It helps us to see both sides of a situation, opportunity or problem and promotes strategic planning so that we can use it to our best advantage

Lepidolite helps us to focus on the important things. It filters out distractions and obsessive thinking as it soothes and heals stress, reminding us to just breathe.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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Thought For The Day: July 29, 2019 “Serendipity”

Happy Monday,

When we are in pursuit of something we often fall prey to having tunnel vision.  In the end, once we have gotten what we thought we wanted we realize that our needs have changed. Today we are being reminded to keep an open mind as  we work toward our goals and dreams. Remember, as we grow and evolve so do our wants.

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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/