Cat’s Morning Bits for February 13, 2019

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for February 13, 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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On the wind in February
Snowflakes float still,
Half inclined to turn to rain,
Nipping, dripping, chill.
-Christina Rossetti (1830-94)

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Spiritual Unite: Ash Tree Symbolism – Health And Rebirth

The Ash tree grows in Europe, Asia and some parts of North America.
It is very common, with the Common Ash being the 3rd most common tree in the UK.

The resilience of this wood assures it is used in all sorts of products; Ashwood is famed for its strength.

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/ash-tree-symbolism-health-and-rebirth/

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Spirit Library: Find Your Center – Stay in Your Heart During Intensity

We knew before 2019 started that life would intensity this year. Knowing things like this ahead is one thing – being able to sanely move through the ups-and-downs over weeks and months is another. For perspective, the intense moment we’re in right now is worthy of paying close attention to so that you can ride through it in the highest way. Continue reading to understand what might come up for you over the next few days as this energy plays out

https://spiritlibrary.com/selacia/find-your-center-stay-in-your-heart-during-intensity

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MNN: Book opens the door to knowing and growing medicinal herbs

A few years ago, I discovered poison ivy growing in a woodland patch in my front yard, where I accidentally brushed up against it. It was the last place I expected to find it.

https://www.mnn.com/your-home/organic-farming-gardening/stories/book-novice-guide-growing-and-foraging-medicinal-herbs-abby-artemisia

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EarthSky News: Moon near star Aldebaran on February 13

On February 13, 2019, you’ll find the moon near Aldebaran, the brightest star in the constellation Taurus the Bull. Aldebaran marks the tip of a V-shaped pattern of stars – really, a star cluster – called the Hyades, representing the Bull’s face

https://earthsky.org/tonight/moon-near-star-aldebaran

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Patheos-Pagan: Sorry, No. Goddess Worship Won’t Solve the World’s Problems (And it’s Kinda Sexist, Too).

Over the years, I’ve disappointed many people.
I pull out my powerpoint and talk about Brigid or the Morrigan, and the Iron Age Celtic culture from which they came. I also mention that role of women in that culture which, from what we gather, was not a feminist’s ideal.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/doubletoilandresist/2019/02/goddessworship/

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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

What I most want you to dream of are possibilities that thrill you.

What I most want you to feel, is happy.

And what I most want you to know, is that you’re loved.

Always,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Peanut Filled Sticky Rice Balls

I didn’t know what this sticky treat was called. I started thinking about how it was made. After a few experiments in the kitchen I was able to recreate them. My aunt always gave me these favorite treats every Chinese new year.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Peanut-Filled-Sticky-Rice-Balls.html

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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, Lavendar, Hazel, Cherry, Periwinkle
Stones: Aventurine, Bloodstone, Hematite, Moss Agate and Sodalite
Oil: (Mercury) Benzoin, Clary Sage, Eucalytus, 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
February 13, 2019 

Spirituality

“Nothing in all nature is so lovely and so vigorous, so perfectly at home in its environment, as a fish in the sea. Its surroundings give to it a beauty, quality, and power which is not its own. We take it out, and at once a poor, limp dull thing, fit for nothing, is gasping away its life. So the soul, sunk in God, living the life of prayer, is supported, filled, transformed in beauty, by a vitality and a power which are not its own.”

-Evelyn Underhill, The Golden Sequence (1932)
We are spiritual beings, and in this human existence, where we encounter conflict and stress, we often feel like a fish out of water. We must immerse ourselves in our spirituality, and let it be our home. We find solace in our spiritual practices, whatever they are for each one of us. And then we can bring that good energy into all aspects of our lives, so that feeling of spirit is always with us.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 6 Hacks to Heal a Broken Heart
Regardless of what path life takes there are times when we experience sadness and heartbreak. This is part of the human condition. Whether it is caused by the betrayal of a friend, a break up of a relationship or shattered dreams,
Read more at https://www.beliefnet.com/inspiration/6-hacks-to-heal-a-broken-heart.aspx#QDTd9TAw5HGz0Meh.99

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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 November 27, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for November 27, 2018

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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I didn’t know I was grateful
for such late-autumn
bent-up cornfields
yellow in the after-harvest
sun before the
cold plow turns it all over into
never.
-Bruce Weigl (b. 1949)

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Spirituality & Health: Healthier Holiday Drinks

Fa la la, it’s eggnog season! And merlot at the office party season. And an Old Fashioned for Christmas Eve dinner season. There’s an awful lot of cocktail opportunities coming up in December, and while it’s fine to enjoy in moderation, many libations have a ton of sugar, carbs or artificial chemicals. This week, I went in search of options for raising a class in a way that won’t trash a vibrant diet, and where possible, are nicer to the planet.

https://spiritualityhealth.com/articles/2018/11/26/healthier-holiday-drinks

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Daily Good: The Japanese Words for “Space”

“Thinking about spaces in a more “Japanese” way can open up new ways of organizing our lives and focusing on the relationships that matter to us. Building spaces that deepen relationships (wa), generate new knowledge (ba), connect to the world around us (tokoro), and allow moments of quiet and integration (ma) can enrich our experience of the world and that of those around us.” Instead of thinking of space in terms of surroundings, the Japanese consider what is going on between people in terms of interactions and relationships.

http://www.dailygood.org/more.php?n=7839

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Did You Know?​​​​​​​

A single snowflake is known as one of the most delicate and miniscule items in the world. However, the largest measured snowflake was a whopping 15 inches wide.

https://www.thefactsite.com/2017/09/100-amazing-facts-you-never-knew.html/4

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Elephant Journal: Emotional Flexibility is the New Yoga.

Life can seem like a wild and unpredictable roller coaster ride when emotions are running high.
We search for emotional stability in a world of ups and downs, but it can be tough to pencil “serenity” into a chaotic schedule. Many of us really want to incorporate peaceful practices like yoga into our week as stress management, but it’s not always possible.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/11/emotional-flexibility-is-the-new-yoga/

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MNN: 20 amazing facts about feathers

Some 400 billion birds share the planet with us, each with its own abundant coat of feathers. Far, far too many to count. Perhaps even harder to fathom is the wealth of plumage colors, patterns and shapes that spring from Mother Nature’s artistry. Check out this mind-boggling variety of feathers.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/amazing-facts-about-feathers

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EarthSky News: Venus brightest late November and early December

In late November and early December, 2018, the dazzling planet Venus will be shining at greatest brilliancy in the morning sky. Venus is always the 3rd-brightest celestial object, after the sun and moon. Even so, Venus’ brightness now – at maximum – is some 2 1/2 times greater than Venus at minimum brightness.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/venus-at-its-brightest-in-morning-sky

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Patheos-Pagan: The Lesson of Mercury in Retrograde

Surviving Mercury in Retrograde always feels like such an accomplishment. Even if you are not fully aware of the time period of this retrograde, you start noticing when all the debris starts piling up. These past few weeks have been filled with a litany of things going wrong, missed chances, snafus in communication, technology slowing down or failing completely.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/witchindeed/2018/11/the-lesson-of-mercury-in-retrograde/

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Inner Journey:

BE AWARE OF YOUR MOTIVES

“Ordinarily, everything we do is in our self-interest. Everything.”
— Anthony de Mello

“Remember, most of the things you think you need are ego trips designed to bolster your image and your perception of security…. You’ll waste a lot of energy satisfying your ego only to find that, as soon as it’s got what it wants, it ignores all your efforts and promptly nails another list of demands to your forehead. The ego will always try to force you to slave for its vision. I wouldn’t stand for that BS if I were you.”
— Stuart Wilde

“We have no need to teach pure motives to the mind. All that is necessary to make the mind pure is to undo the negative conditioning to which it has been subjected; then we will be left with pure, unconditioned awareness.”
— Eknath Easwaran

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

I dreamt of us last night.

You were wearing your rabbit PJ’s again.

And we were wondering about the consequences of a role reversal. You know, me as you and you as me, for a day or so.

But you were right. I keep forgetting to hop… and you keep forgetting that the entire world is spinning in the palm of your hand.

Hop, hop –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Butternut Squash Rolls

These rolls are light, fluffy, and very buttery tasting. So much better than store bought rolls. My sister made them for Thanksgiving a few years ago and I just had to have the recipe. They’re also a great way to sneak vegetables into my carb loving toddler.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/tf79743625.tip.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
November 27, 2018

Time

“Time and space are only forms of thought.”

-Edith Nesbitt

“Measure, time and number are nothing but modes of thought or rather of imagination.”
-Benedict Spinoza
Whether analog or digital, clocks and watches are man-made inventions. We follow along, agreeing to the certain standard measurements of time, when it is really only a perception of what has transpired. When we understand that there is no such thing as time, we will stop running out of it. We have all the time we need. Just as we have all we need in every area of our live, if we’d only recognize it!

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 6 Hacks to Heal a Broken Heart

Regardless of what path life takes there are times when we experience sadness and heartbreak. This is part of the human condition. Whether it is caused by the betrayal of a friend, a break up of a relationship or shattered dreams, the emotional toll can weigh heavily on us. Heartbreak involves processing the difficult emotions of loss and grief while often facing a significant life change
Read more at https://www.beliefnet.com/inspiration/6-hacks-to-heal-a-broken-heart.aspx#1eFDu0kbYDXztgox.99

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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/