Cat’s Morning Bits for August 9, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for August 9, 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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August brings the sheaves of corn,
Then the harvest home is borne.
–Sara Coleridge (1802–52)

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Spiritual Unite: 10 Best Crystals to Boost Your Mood

Crystals are highly beneficial to uplift and boost your mood. They can heal the deep-seated tissues in your body and improve your energy and senses by preventing stress and anxiety.
If you are looking for the best crystals to boost your mood, then you are in the right place. Read on to know more about these crystals.

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/10-best-crystals-to-boost-your-mood/

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Daily Good: What It Means to Hold Space & 8 Tips to Do it Well

“To truly support people in their own growth, transformation, grief, etc., we can’t do it by taking their power away (ie. trying to fix their problems), shaming them (ie. implying that they should know more than they do), or overwhelming them (ie. giving them more information than they’re ready for). We have to be prepared to step to the side so that they can make their own choices, offer them unconditional love and support, give gentle guidance when it’s needed, and make them feel safe even when they make mistakes.” In this piece, author Heather Plett shares eight concise, clear, and readily-applicable tips she learned from others who have held space for her during tough times. { read more }

http://www.dailygood.org/more.php?n=7550

Be The Change

Try to apply one of the 8 tips to hold space for someone else or yourself.

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Elephant Journal: Asleep at the Wheel: 9 ways I Re-energized my Life.

Our brains are wired to be lazy.
Humans are mammals. As such, we create pattern generators.
What the hell are those?

A pattern generator is a neural pathway we create when we do something over and over. It’s how we learn to dance.
It’s how we learn to play basketball, ride a bike, or do our daily morning routine.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/08/asleep-at-the-wheel-9-ways-i-re-energized-my-life/

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MNN: 23 widespread myths about animals

A lot of animals are misunderstood, plagued by fallacies about their traits and behaviors. Some falsehoods are based on old legends. Others result from exaggerations, distortions, misunderstandings and even deliberate fabrications concocted by self-serving humans.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/widespread-myths-about-animals

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EarthSky News: Moonless nights ahead for the Perseids

It’ll be a great year for the annual Perseid meteor shower. Don’t miss this preview by Guy Ottewell, which has the best charts you’ll find anywhere online.

http://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/moonless-nights-for-perseids-guy-ottewell

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Patheos-Pagan: Three Gates to Transformation

The Three Gates are the ways that we, practitioners, enter the Path of Transformation. It is how we gain the power to change our lives. Each Gate is an initial approach we might take to enter the greater spiritual world and discover the deeper self. I have discussed them elsewhere as the Priest, Magician, and Shaman; these are the three initial ways to begin training.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/theothersideofthehedge/2018/07/three-gates-to-transformation/

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Inner Journey:

BELIEVE IN YOUR UNLIMITED POTENTIAL

“You cannot see anything that you do not first contemplate as a reality.”
— Ramtha

How do you typically define yourself? Do you tell yourself and others that you are slow and methodical, that you have two left feet, that you are lazy, or unimaginative or that you can’t hang on to money?

In our unconscious self talk, most of us rarely say positive things about ourselves. List the positive and the negative ways you describe yourself. Then look over your list and contemplate how those definitions limit your ability to be cosmic in your outlook and performance.

“Belief has the word ‘lie’ in it… and that pretty much sums up what the world has us believing about ourselves.”
— Doug Firebaugh

“We are what we believe we are.”
— Benjamin N. Cardozo

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Every fortune, gold medal, and trophy…

Every comeback, triumph, and celebration…

And every kiss, hug, and hand held,

Were first a thought, a whisper, or a dream.

Go, go!

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Orange Banana Smoothie 

An orange banana smoothie is a great way to start the day or give a quick energy boost when you need it in the afternoon.

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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
August 9, 2018

Soul

“The soul of man is immortal and imperishable.”

-Plato (427-347 B.C.)

The physical world is temporary and transient. It is ever changing. What is true and constant and utterly reliable is that God is ever-present. And our connection with that Source remains even when the physical fades away.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 7 Ways to Reinvent Yourself

Reinventing yourself shouldn’t be confined to a promise made on New Year’s Day and broken a month later. Now is the time to reflect on the past, consider who you want to be in the future, and make resolutions to be that person!

Read more…………….

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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 August 2, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for August 2, 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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See what delights in sylvan scenes appear!
Descending Gods have found Elysium here.
In woods bright Venus with Adonis stray’d,
And chaste Diana haunts the forest shade.

-Alexander Pope (1688-1744)

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Tetraktys: Agnostic, Atheist or Spiritual – What Atheists Get Wrong About Religion

In this brave new world we live in, organized religion is on the decline worldwide. More and more, people prefer to identify as agnostic, atheist or spiritual but not religious instead of identifying with a religion. Of course, this is a generality, but it’s something worth thinking about.

https://www.thetetraktys.com/2018/agnostic-atheist-or-spiritual-what-atheists-get-wrong-about-religion/

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MBG: How To Create A Sacred Morning, Afternoon, & Bedtime Routine 

Falling into a routine doesn’t necessarily sound like the most exciting thing to happen to your life. By definition, the very word “routine” implies the opposite of special, and often, it’s something to break free from, especially when it involves less-than-beneficial habits (gluing ourselves to the couch or blankly scrolling through our phones at bedtime—we’ve all been there

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/how-to-create-sacred-routines-throughout-the-day

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Daily Good: Today is a Gift

One afternoon, a group of people showed up a farmers’ market with armfuls of wrapping paper and colorful ribbons. They came to gift-wrap the entire street to remind everyone that the present moment is a gift. ” We are literally just wrapping up everything in sight” an organizer tells a passerby. Wrapping up the tables and chairs, placing bows on people and dogs — this video is a joyful reminder to celebrate the gift of today. { read more } http://www.karmatube.org/videos.php?id=7127

Be The Change

Take time to notice and appreciate the present moment. Then share that appreciation with those around you.

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CoffeyTalk: Tuning In

Our body is an instrument that sends us signals all the time. This body is our friend, and it’s trying to help us. When we pay attention to its little messages things go easier for us. These messages are subtle, so we need to tune in to pick up on them. The vibrations are there.

We know a kitten is happy because we can feel it purr. And then we know something has startled her when the purring stops and her ears flick. When we’re happy, our body is relaxed and we feel good. But when we get stressed, we tense up, our stomach might ache or our head might hurt.

We can use these signs to gauge the situations around us and make better decisions. Tune into the vibrations and see what happens.

Today we have many tools to help us tune in to the body. Wearable devices measure pulse, breathing, steps taken and more! Make use of this technology to get more information about the body and help it to get what it needs.

newsletter from CoffeyTalk.com

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Elephant Journal: 9 Dos & Don’ts: how to Hold Space for someone who’s Hurting.

Does this sound like you?
You experience something painful. It hurts. You feel anxious, angry, or frustrated, as if you’re on the verge of boiling over. So you self-isolate—sometimes for hours, sometimes for days—and wait for the pain to subside.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/07/9-dos-donts-how-to-hold-space-for-someone-whos-hurting/

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MNN: Even the smallest urban green spaces can have a big impact on mental health

There’s no doubt urban green spaces are more pleasing to the eye than trash-strewn vacant lots that have been sitting in various stages of neglect for who knows how long.
But can transforming scattered patches of urban blight into green spaces also help to alleviate the blues?

https://www.mnn.com/health/fitness-well-being/blogs/tiny-urban-green-spaces-big-impact-mental-health-mood

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EarthSky News: August guide to the bright planets 

Venus is the brightest planet, and – as seen from around the world – it’s dazzling this month in the west after sunset, impossible to miss as the evening “star.”

http://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/visible-planets-tonight-mars-jupiter-venus-saturn-mercury

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Patheos-Pagan: Do Gods Disappear When Their Worship Ceases?

A reader who wishes to remain anonymous asked a series of questions centered around Gods whose worship ceases. Here’s their question, edited for brevity.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/johnbeckett/2018/07/do-gods-disappear-when-their-worship-ceases.html

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Inner Journey: 

USE YOUR BREATH TO RELAX YOUR BODY

“Breath is the link between the inner and outer worlds.”
— Alice Christensen

We live in very demanding times, and our health depends on our being able to relieve our bodies and minds from constant stress. Breathing with awareness can focus and concentrate our attention inside. This slows down our pace and eases the pressure, anxiety, anticipation and excitement that are common stress reactions.

At any time, you can consciously experience your breathing to help you concentrate your mind and relax your body. Compare how you feel after your session with how you felt before. Write about your experience in your journal.

“Controlled deep breathing helps the body to transform the air we breathe into energy. The stream of energized air produced by properly executed and controlled deep breathing produces a current of inner energy which radiates throughout the entire body and can be channeled to the body areas that need it the most, on demand.”
— Nancy Zi

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Customized Abundance Advisory and Relativity Alert (shhhh…):

Soon, for you, hundred dollar bills in forgotten blue jean pockets will be as plentiful as singles are in your wallet today. Earning an extra five thousand for lending a hand will only be as challenging as earning five hundred, today. And then before you can even ask, “Who let the bucks out?!” you’ll have as many millions in the bank as there are meters in a mile, popes in the Vatican, and stairways to heaven.

Yet still, you’ll be loved most for being a great friend.

That’s just how you roll,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Steak, Vegetables, and Japanese Eggplant

I love to cook but, I dont like to use recipes. I have a knack for mixing and matching different vegetables and ingredients that are in the house. Because I have a rather large organic garden we eat a lot of fresh vegetables and salads daily. This recipe is one that I have thrown together that everyone loves. Hope you enjoy this recipe too.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Steak-Vegetables-and-Japanese-Eggplant.html

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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
August 2,  2018

Silence

“It [would be] vain for me to endeavor to interpret the Silence. She cannot be done into English.”

-Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)

More can be “said” in a few moments of silence than in volumes of literature. Some things are beyond translation. I could go on and on about this… but I’ll be quiet and let you find the silence instead. You’ll see.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: Stress-Reducing Stretches
Stress is inevitable, but the effects it can have on your body and mind can be reduced by some simple stretches. Stress restricts blood flow causing your muscles to tense up, especially the muscles…

Read more……………..

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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/