Cat’s Morning Bits for November 2, 2020

Cat’s Morning Bits for November 2, 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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The soft November days are here,
The aftermath of blossom’s year.
-Sara Louisa Oberholtzer (1841-1930)

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November Events

Nov 1 All Saints Day

Nov 1 Daylight Savings Ends 2 am (Fall back 1 hr)

Nov 3 Election Day (USA)

Nov 8 Moon 3rd Qtr 7:56am PST/ 6:46 am MST/ 8:46 am EST

Nov 11 Veterans Day

Nov 14/15 New Moon at 9:07 pm PST/ 10:07 pm MST/ 12:07 am EST

Nov 14 Hindu Festival of Diwali

Nov 25 Celtic Month of Elder begins

Nov 26 Thanksgiving Day (USA)

Nov 30 Full Moon 1:29 am PST/ 2:29 am MST/ 4:29 am EST

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Spirit Library: You Have the Courage Necessary (a message from Kate Spreckley)

The expansion of our human consciousness is accelerating at a rapid rate as the intense energies at this time work to burn out negativity purifying our energy systems.

Read more…

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iheartcats: Corny Cat Jokes

1 – What’s a cat’s favorite color?

Answer: Purr-ple!

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Wise Woman Herbal Ezine: Sacred Spaces and Places
By Catherine Bastedo

When was the last time you were so excited and awed by the scene around you that you wanted to jump up and down, or dance, or just gaze and take it in with all your senses? When was the last time you were just so grateful to be alive that you wanted to shout to the universe and share your joy?

Read more……

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Holy Basil: Spiritual and Magical Uses | Yeyeo Botanica

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MBG: The Year’s Final Mercury Retrograde Is About To End (Can We Get A Hallelujah?)

This week, the AstroTwins say we’re all in for some much-needed clarity, direction, and a bit of dramatic flair. Here’s your horoscope:

On Tuesday, Mercury goes direct again—just in time for the U.S. election.

Read more…..

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KarmaTube: Creating Magic from Fragments (Stems)

Driven by the forces of love, the fragments of the world seek each other so that the world may come to being.

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin –

Creating Magic from Fragments

For all of us who have ever gathered a collections of fragments, scraps and bits; formed them into little beings and spent precious magical moments with these friends we’ve formed. This bittersweet little gem is for us. { read more }

Be The Change

Unleash your younger self. Gather some bits and scraps. Make a little magical being of your imagination. Whisper secrets from your heart into that little creation.

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The Witch of Wanderlust: Protection Magick

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November Birthstone : Citrine

Birthstone Color: Yellow Gold

November’s gemstone, Citrine, is as warm as a Van Gogh painting of sunflowers. The name Citrine comes from an old French word, “citrin”, meaning lemon. One of the more rare forms of quartz, this gemstone ranges in color from the palest yellow to a dark amber named Madeira because of its resemblance to the red wine.

Read more…..

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Elephant Journal: The Magnetism of Sean Connery Lives On with these 14 Quotes

“Some age, others mature.”
Although he said this for a promotional campaign for his favorite Scotch Whiskey brand, Sean Connery embodied this statement.

Read more….

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Treehugger: 5 Facts About Daddy Longlegs That Will Surprise You

Daddy longlegs aren’t spiders
Yes, they are arachnids, but so too are mites, ticks, scorpions and other eight-legged creatures. Daddy longlegs belong to the order Opiliones and are more closely related to mites or scorpions than spiders.

Read more……

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EarthSky News: Sky Bear comes to Earth in November

Tonight … a constellation you might or might not see, depending on your latitude. In our western skylore, the Big Dipper is part of the constellation Ursa Major, otherwise known as the Great Bear. But to the Mi’kmaq, an indigenous First Nations people living in southeastern Canada, a celestial Bear

Read more…

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Patheos-Pagan: Cross and Crossroads: Understanding American Brujeria

Not long ago, I was given the opportunity to write a book. I nervously pitched my idea to write about Mexican-American folk magic to Weiser Books and to my surprise and joy they accepted my manuscript for publishing.

Read more…..

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Pagan Playlist: Celtic Music – Equinox

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Inner Journey: THE PATH TO WHOLENESS

We think that God has blessed us if we don’t have too many troubles. In fact, religions have erroneously taught us that pain is punishment for our sins. We often ask, “What have I done wrong?” when things do not go the way we want.

Yet, to become ourselves in the truest and deepest sense, we must face our own duality, which of course includes facing our darkness. As souls we strive for wholeness, not for perfection.

At first, we really don’t know what is going on. We just find life difficult, challenging and often painful. Eventually, after much experience and reflection, we start to find meaning in it all. Eventually, we gladly accept the means whereby we can do the Soul work we have come for.

As we become conscious as Souls, we walk our journey purposefully, embracing the reality of our earthly nature along with the truth of our divine nature.

“When we are conscious of our personal uniqueness and our universal nature we express ourselves creatively. In this way we fulfill our dreams and our life purpose.”
— Andrew Schneider

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

If, when you lay your head upon your pillow tonight, you could choose to slip into a dream dimension where time would literally expand, so much so that you could live out an entire other lifetime within it as a person “designed” by you from head to toe, even choosing your name and who your parents would be.

Where every single day you’d be pushed on to greatness, every single challenge would invite you to become more, and all of your dreams could come true.

Where, no matter how things may ever seem, you’d be bathed in love, surrounded by friends, safe and sound in your very own bed.

And where, upon waking, all that you loved and learned in that lifetime would remain with you forever, and all that scared and threatened you would only have prepared you for happily-ever-after.

Would you choose to go there? On the condition that it felt like your “real life”?

Of course you would. I know you.

Which begs the questions, “How do you know, then, this isn’t that dream? And, who, exactly, is now dreaming they’re you?”

Howling at the moon,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Paleo Pecan-Maple Salmon

This recipe is not only easy but healthy and tasty! Paleo, gluten-free and dairy-free!

Read more…..

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

Magickal Intentions: Psychic Sensitivity, Women’s Mysteries, Tides, Waters, Emotional Issues, Agriculture, Animals, Female Fertility, Messages, Theft, Reconciliations, Voyages, Dreams and Merchandise

Element: Water


Incense: African Violet, Honeysuckle, Myrtle, Willow, Wormwood
Planet: Moon
Star Sign: Cancer
Angel: Gabriel
Power Colors: Silver, White and Gray
Herbs& Plants: Night Blooming Flowers, Willow Root, Orris Root, Birch, Motherwort, Vervain, White Rose and White Iris
Sacred Stones: Carnelian, Moonstone, Aquamarine, Pearl, Clear Quartz, Flourite, Geodes
Oil: (Moon) Jasmine, Lemon, Sandalwood

Deities include Artemis, Diana, Luna, Selene, Thoth


Monday is ruled the Moon. Today’s energy best align with spell work that deals with women, home and hearth, the family, the garden, travel, and medicine. It also boosts rituals involving psychic development and prophetic dreaming.

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Daily Wisdom
November 2, 2020

Emotion

“It is the emotion which drives the intelligence forward in spite of obstacles.”

-Henri Bergson (1859-1941)

It has been said that necessity is the mother of invention. But what creates the necessity? Some human emotion that cries out for attention. And then to satisfy that need, our intelligence kicks into high gear. When we want something really badly, we somehow figure out a way to get it.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Death

Though no great demands may be made of you today, you may feel lackluster and just not setting the world on fire as you like to do. Everybody has a low energy day from time to time. Perhaps you’ve been pushing it too hard for too many days in a row and just need a short break. Don’t be lazy but be extra good to yourself. Tomorrow will be brighter.

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 July 31, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for July 31, 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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Press close bare-bosom’d night-
press close magnetic nourishing night!
Night of south winds-night of the large few stars!
Still nodding night-mad naked summer night.
-Walt Whitman (1819-92)

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ThoughtCo: 15 Benefits of the Holy Basil (Tulsi) Herb

In the Hindu religious tradition, the tulsi, or holy basil, plant serves both as an important symbol and also as a popular medicinal remedy. As a symbol, the plant is worshiped in the morning and evening by Hindus everywhere; and the plant itself serves as an herbal remedy for a lot of common ailments in the ancient Indian Ayurvedic system of healthcare.

https://www.learnreligions.com/benefits-of-the-holy-basil-tulsi-1770035

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MBG: How To Bask In Tonight’s Live-Out-Loud New Moon In Leo

While there will be a time for practicality, these passionate moonbeams are not it! Dream in Technicolor and ratchet up the romanticizing. Let yourself be swept up in the fantasy of what could be. Imagination is the precursor to innovation, and this new moon pairing will deliver some divine downloads. If you’ve been flexing your entrepreneurial muscle, vying for a coveted position, or even looking for “the one,” la luna could finally reveal the missing piece to the puzzle

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/new-moon-july-2019-all-you-need-to-know-about-the-leo-moon-from-the-astrotwins

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Daily Good: Time for the Wild

In a short and strikingly beautiful cinematic journey to wild places we are asked to think about how we are leaving the natural world for generations to come. What if our children’s children could never lay eyes on wild country because it is already destroyed? Spending time in the wild is not a past-time, the narrator tells us, rather it is a biological necessity like water, air and food. The video ends on a hopeful note, pointing out that thousands of people are spending their time working to leave their areas better than when they arrived. { read more } http://www.karmatube.org/videos.php?id=8376

Be The Change

How can you use your voice and your time to help preserve what is growing wild in your own community?

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Elephant Journal: 5 Ways to Hold Space for Someone who is Struggling.

I can’t help but wonder if we’ve been doing it all wrong.
It’s hard to know how to truly show up for someone and hold space. The term, “holding space,” if I’m honest, had started to become a bit of an eye roll for me with its recent popularity in the personal development and coaching world. Just like authenticity had, it felt like everyone was dropping this expression without really thinking of the power behind it.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/07/5-ways-to-hold-space-for-someone-when-theyre-struggling-amanda-whitworth/

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Herbal Muse: How to Use Chia Seed

For thousands of years, the tiny seed was a staple source of nutrition and long-lasting energy for the Mayans, Incans and Aztecs, who gave the plant its common name from a Nahuatl word that means “strength.” Warriors and traders took the seed along while traveling long distances to suppress hunger during times of scarcity but still guarantee endurance. In fact, it was often referred to as “Indian running food.” The Aztecs placed such a high value on the seed that it was even used as a form of currency.

https://www.herbalmusings.com/single-post/2014/07/27/How-to-Use-Chia-Seed

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EarthSky News: Black Moon supermoon on July 31

Depending on where you live worldwide, the new moon falls on July 31 or August 1, 2019. Same new moon … different time zones. Thus this new moon is either the second of two July 2019 new moons. Or it’s the first of two August 2019 new moons. Either way, the second of two new moons in one calendar month is sometimes called a Black Moon. Here, in the United States, the Black Moon – July’s second new moon – falls on July 31. In the world’s Eastern Hemisphere, a Black Moon falls in late August.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/black-moon-supermoon-on-july-31

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Patheos Pagan: 3 Pagans And A Cat: The Deep Connections We Make With Plant Allies

This morning, as I sipped tea and prepared for my day, the buzzing of the weekly weed whacker hit my ears. I’ll be honest, I’m not comfortable with the sound because of the plant allies which surround my house. There have been “accidents” in the past and the loss of a few plant allies as a result.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/3pagansandacat/2019/07/3-pagans-and-a-cat-the-deep-connections-we-make-with-plant-allies/

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Today’s Deity: Greek God Momus

Momus was the god of many things including satire, mockery, poets, writers, blame, and criticism. His constant mockery of the Olympians eventually resulted in his exile from Mount Olympus by order of Zeus. Momus is said to be the son of Nyx (Night) and Erebus (Darkness). He is also the twin of Oizys, the misery goddess.

https://greekgodsandgoddesses.net/gods/momus/

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Inner Journey:

WHAT BLOCKS CONNECTION?

“People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges.”
— Joseph F. Newton

We experience soul when we really connect with life — when we stop and consciously experience what is happening.

We lose soul with:
• resistance – to anyone or anything
• superficiality – we avoid depth of experience
• control – we try to control the relationship
• selfishness – we remain self-centered.

Each of these attitudes fosters separation rather than connection. Once again, soul lives in relating.

Take time to become aware of, and perhaps journal on how you relate to other people and things in your life.

“We have to decide for ourselves what’s nourishing to our souls, and do those things over others.”
— Thomas Moore

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

To be all I could be I had to be you.

You had to be amazing.

And amazing had to be redefined.

Happily, it’s working –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Summer Squash and Beef Stir Fry

My garden is cranking out produce, and I also had some things in my refrigerator to use up. This tasted pretty good! Feel free to use other seasonings and to double or triple the recipe.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Summer-Squash-and-Beef-Stir-Fry.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
July 31, 2019

Intuition

“By learning to contact, listen to, and act on our intuition, we can directly connect to the higher power of the universe and allow it to become our guiding force.”

-Shakti Gawain

Where is this intuition coming from? Whether it’s from the deep recesses of our memory or from the intelligence of the universe, it is worth listening to. Maybe we can’t explain intuition, but we can see the benefits of it at work in our lives.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Star

You enjoy an extra dose of protection today, so approach the day with confidence and a great sense of graciousness. Your angels are voluntarily working overtime on your behalf, so take advantage of all opportunities to do good and to make progress in your daily life. Do a nice deed for someone else and know you’ve been rewarded in advance. More blessings will be on the way

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 May 22 , 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for May 22 , 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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And Spring arose on the garden fair,
Like the Spirit of Love felt everywhere.

-Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822)

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Spirituality and Healing: 3 Steps to Detox your Emotions

Emotional detox is not to rid your body of what you may consider negative emotions, but rather to clear out the ones that have stagnated.

Emotions are one of life’s gifts; they offer us a way to experience the full spectrum of what it means to be alive. When we have a healthy relationship to our emotional experience, we can appreciate what each has to offer, from sadness to joy.

https://spiritualityhealth.com/blogs/the-present-moment/2018/05/15/3-steps-to-detox-your-emotions

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MBG: Holy Basil: Benefits For Your Mood, Mind & Body

Holy basil is a plant native to India, where it has been cultivated for nearly 2,000 years. Healers call it tulsi, the Queen of Herbs, the “Incomparable One,” and it is prominent in ayurveda and Hinduism for its various therapeutic applications. Its reputation makes it one of the most prized healing plants in the Orient. Healers from past and present have used the leaf, stem, flower, root, and seeds of holy basil, Latin name Ocimum tenuiflorum or Ocimum sanctum, commonly called tulsi in therapeutic tradition.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/the-side-effects-of-holy-basil-you-may-not-know-about-seo

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Elephant Journal: An Open Letter to the Hardened Pieces of my Heart

I’ve met too many hardened hearts thus far.
I’ve engaged with too many steel walls, spiked barracks, and stone-cold defenses.
I’ve felt my own torn, scarred, dragon-skin heart go thick in protection.

But, in my safest moments, I remember what it feels like to be soft.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/05/an-open-letter-to-the-hardened-pieces-of-my-heart/

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MNN: Naturalist uses cartoons to advocate for the planet

As animals adapt to a rapidly changing planet, wildlife conservation has become a critical issue. Many scientific books have been written on the issue, but none like Rosemary Mosco’s “Birding Is My Favorite Video Game.”

Her whimsical book features cartoons that are both funny and jam-packed with important facts about animals, plants, fungi, bacteria and most importantly, conservation. She artfully weaves together science and art — something we explored when we first introduced you to her Bird and Moon comics. Her uniquely unstuffy approach teaches readers surprising and unusual facts about nature that they may not have known.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/blogs/naturalist-rosemary-mosco-cartoons-advocate-conservation-book

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EarthSky News: Deneb, tail of Cygnus the Swan

Tonight, look for Deneb, the brightest star in the constellation Cygnus the Swan. The night sky chart at the top of this post presents the view toward the northeast in mid-to-late evening during the month of May. It’s the view from mid-northern latitudes. It’s by looking in this direction that you can get a good look at the bright star Deneb, which should be visible even in tonight’s moon-drenched skies

http://earthsky.org/tonight/deneb-belongs-to-a-cross-like-star-pattern

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Patheos-Pagan: What do Millennial Witches need from the Craft?

This question was recently posed to me: What does the “millennial generation” need from witchcraft? Which witchery will they adopt and adapt for their time? Which witchery do they reject and will allow to die out?

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/witchonfire/2018/05/millennial-witches/

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Inner Journey: 

ON DEATH AND DYING

“Don’t strew me with roses after I’m dead. When Death claims the light of my brow No flowers of life will cheer me: instead You may give me my roses now!”
— Thomas F. Healey

“The call of death is a call of love. Death can be sweet if we answer it in the affirmative, if we accept it as one of the great eternal forms of life and transformation.”
— Hermann Hesse

“What is here is also there; what is there, is also here. Who sees multiplicity but not the one indivisible Self must wander on and on from death to death.”
— Katha Upanishad

“Is death the last step? No, it is the final awakening.”
— Sir Walter Scott

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

What if the coolest person on the planet didn’t know they were the coolest person on the planet, because of a few self-doubts, a few trace fears, or the occasional twang of inadequacy. Or because they somehow thought fame, or wealth, or popularity mattered. Or because they just didn’t know the effect they had on others.

It would be a pity, huh? A real travesty. And, of course, telling them wouldn’t achieve much because they’d never believe you. Never. They’d be too modest to accept it. Too naïve to see it. And, well, too cool to think it mattered.

So… well… ah… let’s just leave it at that –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Watermelon Pineapple Salsa

Give your typical salsa a delightful upgrade by adding watermelon and pineapple, which are both good sources of Vitamin C, an antioxidant that can help boost immunity.

https://pioneerthinking.com/watermelon-pineapple-salsa

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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
May 22, 2018

Freedom

“That is the truly beautiful and encouraging aspect of freedom; no one struggles for it just for himself.”-Fanny Lewald, in Hanna Ballin Lewis, “The Education of Fanny Lewald” (1871)

If there is a lesson in our struggle for freedom, (and there always is a lesson, in any struggle) then it is that there is no separation between us. We are all one. We are not truly free until each and every one of us is free.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 7 Ways to Find Your Inner Hero

We watch the news and wish there was something we could do to right wrongs. We see our neighbors struggle with issues in their lives and want to help. Or, we face a monster of a challenge in our own lives, but fear, and insecurity hold us back from taking action. As the song goes, there’s a hero inside of you and me, just waiting to rise up. Yes, there is! And here are seven ways to find that hero and let him or her go to work:

 http://www.beliefnet.com/inspiration/galleries/7-ways-to-find-your-inner-hero.aspx#byTOpsJvy5V0lRI7.99

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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! Visit Our Store

Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
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