Cat’s Morning Bits for January 7, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for January 7, 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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January is named for the Roman god Janus, protector of gates and doorways. Janus is depecited with two faces, one looking into the past, the other into the future.

January Events

Jan. 1 Happy New Year! Welcome 2021

Jan. 1 Ellis Island Day

Jan. 3 J.R.R. Tolkien Day

Jan. 5 Twelfth Night

Jan. 12/13 New Moon 9:00 pm PST/ 10:00 pm MST/ 12:00 am EST

Jan. 18 Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Jan. 19 Sun enters Aquarius

Jan. 20 Inauguration Day USA

Jan. 21 Celtic Tree Month of Rowan begins

Jan. 27 Holocaust Memorial Day

Jan. 28 Full “Cold” Moon

Jan. 30 Mercury Retrograde until Feb. 20

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Spirit Library: Balance Your Life (a message from Kate Spreckley)

In the experience of creation there is a moment where everything becomes still. A moment where the forces of life gather. Much like the hour before sunrise where all of nature stills waiting for the first light that marks the coming of the dawn

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Words of Wisdom: Advice for the New Year

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Spiritual Unite: ELDER TREE SYMBOLISM – PROTECTION AND REINVENTION

The Elder tree is a deciduous tree native to many European countries. It has featured in symbolism and traditional medicine across many European cultures for as long as we have records.

Read more…

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ThoughtCo: Snow Magic

When winter rolls around, in some parts of the world there is an abundance of wonderful white stuff–snow! If you live in one of those areas, it makes sense to take advantage of snow’s natural properties and work those energies into your magical endeavors.

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Patheos / New Visions: Listening to Sacred Stillness: Epiphany Grows in Stillness

Epiphany grows in stillness, drawing us into deeper understanding and appreciation of the life within us.

Some of us try to cultivate our epiphanies, encouraging them to grow in neat rows according to our schedule. We would appreciate being able to plan them out and have them bloom at regular intervals.

Read more….

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MBG: The 5 Stages Of Dharma Discovery + How To Know Where You Are

The reason we balance the mind and body is so we can regain touch with the soul. True wellness is not just perfect digestion or clear skin but knowing the truth of who you are and shifting your life into alignment with that. The purpose of health is so you don’t have to worry about health anymore and instead can bring your energy toward focusing on your dharma.

Read more….

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Spirituality & Health: Music for Your Pet’s Body-Mind-Spirit Connection
BY SARAH BOWEN


Parent to a nervous cat? Body-Mind-Spirit connection isn’t just for the humans—help your pet cultivate its inner peace through music.

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Today’s DIY: Pressing Flowers Between Glass – Cottage Vlog

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Elephant Journal: My Journey to Reiki: How I Healed & Found my Purpose.

Healing has been my ultimate goal for the last decade or so.
I had compartmentalized various traumas from my life, focusing on specific ones at a time so as not to overwhelm myself.

I had successfully, thoroughly processed through my original traumatic experience from my teenage years and decided to give myself a break. It was a difficult and exhausting road and I needed some space to take a breath and celebrate my journey thus far.

Read more….

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Treehugger: 9 Surprising Animals That Fly

Self-propelled flight has been observed throughout history thanks to insects, birds, bats, and the extinct Pterosaurs. But there are a number of creatures alive today that do something akin to flying — gliding.

Read more…..

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EarthSky News: See a faint star cluster near bright Sirius

Want to see a star cluster? Then just look for nighttime’s brightest star, Sirius, in the constellation Canis Major the Greater Dog. A lovely star cluster – called Messier 41 or M41 – lies near Sirius. If you can’t see the star cluster, it’s probably because your sky isn’t dark enough. Try binoculars.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Creating Spirit Ally Relationships With Your Home

My first Witch Mentor stressed the value of spirit allies in nature, the elements, the mythic, etc. My first lessons were in learning how to communicate with plant and tree spirit allies. Over the years,

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Pagan Playlist: Tir na nOg lyrics – Celtic Woman

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Inner Journey: GO FOR PASSION!

“There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the infinite passion of life.”
— Frederico Fellini

How do you ration your passion?

In what situations have you experienced your life to the fullest? Do you live your passion as fully as you can? How do you limit your experience of passion?

Passion emerges when your essence expresses itself. How do you stop yourself from fully expressing who you are?

“Without passion man is a mere latent force and possibility, like the flint which awaits the shock of the iron before it can give forth its spark.”
— Henri Frederic Amiel

“We could hardly wait to get up in the morning.”
— Wilbur Wright

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

There can only be a need for forgiveness, when first there is blame.

And there can only be blame, when first there is misunderstanding.

Kung fu,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Quick and Easy Chicken

A tangy, quick, and easy chicken dish – prepared on the stove top in under 1/2 an hour! Quick and delicious! Serve over rice.

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

Magickal Intentions: Luck, Happiness, Health, Legal Matters, Male Fertility, Treasure and Wealth, Honor, Riches, Desires, Leadership, Public Activity, Power and Success

Element: Earth

 Incense: Cinnamon, Musk, Nutmeg and Sage


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

Deities include Juno, Jupiter,Thor, Zeus

Thursday is ruled by Jupiter. Today’s energies influence all matters involving material gain and spell work for general success, accomplishment, honors and awards, legal issues, luck, gambling, and prosperity.

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Daily Wisdom
January 7, 2021

Expectations
“I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.”

-Helen Keller


There’s a bumper sticker that reads: “Think Globally, Act Locally.” This can be applied to every area of our lives. If we expect clean air, and a clean environment, then it is up to us to do what we can, right where we are, to make this happen. If we expect peace on earth, then we are kind to people we meet, and do what we can to help others. Every action we take, no matter how big or small we perceive it to be, has an effect on the world as a whole

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Fool

This is one of those days when everything is up in the air and you doubt that you could do much even if you tried. Nonetheless, things can go well when some unexpected good luck comes your way. Your carefree attitude can attract some unexpected help to keep you going and to make things interesting if not fun. Uncertainty can be inspiring in its own 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.

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A Safe Haven: Cat’s Angel Message for September 19, 2020

 

A Safe Haven: Cat’s Angel Message for September 19, 2020

September’s Theme: “What Do I Want?” This is a question that we often ask ourselves. So as we head into Autumn and the time of introspection ask yourself that very question.

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By creating a peaceful hearth and home it ensures a safe haven for self and family. ~Cat

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919: Making your home a safe haven filled with loving, healing energy is essentially a form of service and our focus for today is in the creation of a peaceful and healthy living environment. This starts at home and the angels are asking us to create a peaceful realm that we can look forward to entering at the end of the day. Home is our sanctuary that provides a respite from outside stress for both you and your loved ones. Maybe it’s time to do some space clearing, make peace with a family member, make a comfort meal or even do a little fall cleaning. Remember that being of service starts at home with one person at a time. Little things matter and quite often make the biggest impact.

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Today’s Spirit Helpers include:

Archangel Zadkiel teaches us that true compassion and healing lies in our ability to forgive ourselves and others. This is essential to the letting go and letting it be processes as it allows our hearts and minds to make room and teaches us to just breathe and embrace compassion which in turn makes room for new growth. This is one of the best self-healing practices and gifts that we can give ourselves.

The Ascended Master El Morya supports all who give of themselves in service of others and he shows us how to stay committed to our own growth so that we can heal and teach those in need. 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 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.”

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Our Sacred Stones for today include:

The gentle energy of Blue Lace Agate helps our overall communication skills by teaching us to freely express thoughts and feelings in a peaceful manner. it also allows us to find balance and emotional clam during times of stress. This stone is associated with the Archangel Zadkiel.

Larimar helps to remove self-imposed barriers that may be keeping us from accepting our personal power and stops self-sabotaging behavior by bringing out the best in us. It 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.

Rose Quartz today to bring inner peace and harmony. The energy of this stone is very soothing and can help calm frazzled nerves. It helps to promote the softer, move loving view that we need to embrace gratitude, it soothes and clears the emotions and fills us with loving compassion. It works with the heart chakra to gently wash away negative feelings that we harbor against ourselves and lifts the emotions to promote joy and peace. It opens our heart and shows us the love in relationships and situations, which helps us find a balancing point Use this gentle stone to shower yourself with loving care and to send healing to those little places that most need it.

Blessings for a magickal day! Cat

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Cat’s Morning Bits for March 8, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for March 8, 2018

Good Morning, 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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What is the roar of a lion,
If it ends in the bleat of a lamb, March?

Mark Cook (1854-1882)

almanac.com

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Mind Body Green: How To Craft The Ultimate Spiritual Sanctuary At Home

By designating a corner, a table, or even just a windowsill as a mindful, tech-free zone, you’ll remind yourself to take a minute to pause and breathe every day. This sanctuary can be the backdrop for a journaling routine, meditation practice, or expression of gratitude, or any other practice or ritual that you love.

And crafting sacred, meditative space at home is a lot easier than it sounds. Here are 10 essentials to get your spirit sanctuary started for under $100:

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Beliefnet: Write Your Way To A Richer Life

Journal writing is one of the most accessible yet powerful tools we have for self-knowledge. What’s more, it has brilliant ripple effects over your whole life. Writing something down can clear space in your mind and heart. It lets you refine your thinking and offers tremendous relief from confusion or turmoil. It is also creative and gives you a chance to observe life through new eyes. Start journaling today–your spirits will rise and life itself will become far more interesting

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thought.co: Magical Days Of The Week

In many traditions of Paganism, days of the week are very important aspects of effective spellcasting. For example, spells to do with abundance or prosperity could be done on Thursday, because it is associated with riches and desire. When casting a spell concerning business or communication, one might prefer to work on a Wednesday due to its associations

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EarthSky News: Scientists discover supercolony of 1.5 million penguins

The Adelie penguins on the Danger Islands went undetected because the islands are so remote and the water surrounding them so treacherous.

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Patheos-Pagan: The Magick of Divination

You decide that you would like to experience the magick of divination. You are anxious to discover your fortune, your future and so you cautiously open the door to the Tarot Reader�s studio. A strong scent of frankincense invites you further in, as chimes attached to the old wooden door sing in delight that a customer has arrived.

You soon find that you are greeted by an older woman who smiles and takes you by the hand , leading you to a room in the back and a table covered in bright beautiful cloth. You are amazed when she begins to speak and carefully listen

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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

I do believe that the single most important thing I could ever, ever share with you,  with regard to maximizing the health, harmony, and happiness in your life, not to mention expediting the manifestation of your heart’s fondest desires, can be summed up in just one word:

Love yourself. Okay, two words. Love yourself all of the time. Okay, 6 words.

Loving you all of the time –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Beef and Green Bean Rice (Loobia Polo)

Loobia Polo has been one of my favourite Persian rice dishes since I was a little kid. Its ingredients are rather simple to put together, but it’s truly an all-in-one kind of dish. I love it with a side of chutney or a big scoop of greek yogurt.

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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
March 8, 2018

Love

“All’s love, yet all’s law.”-Robert Browning

Love and Law are two sides of the same coin. Everything is love, and at the same time, everything has that organizing power that we can totally count on. There is a reason why we love someone or something. There is a creative purpose to our love. We are not under some spell like the characters in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” We love who we love because God, the Universe, brought us together to learn and grow and experience more of our Selves. Love is divine, and yet love is totally practical.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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MNN: This Weird Looking Mushroom Should Be On Your Menu

If you’re new to mushrooming, you know that it’s wise to stick with foraging mushroom species you can easily identify and can’t mistake for an inedible species. The hedgehog mushroom is one of those wonderful species that is both easy to identify and easy to turn into a delicious meal.

The hedgehog mushroom, also called the sweet tooth mushroom, accounts for two closely related species, Hydnum repandum and Hydnum umbilicatum

https://www.mnn.com/food/healthy-eating/blogs/weird-looking-mushroom-should-be-your-menu

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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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