Cat’s Morning Bits for March 4, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for March 4, 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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March is named after Mars, the Roman god of war. This was the time of year to resume military campaigns that had been interrupted due to winter. (brownielocks.com)

March Events

March 2 Dr. Seuss Day

March 3 World Wildlife Day

March 4 World Book Day

March 13 New Moon 2:21 am PST/ 3:21 am MST/ 5:21 am EST

March 14 Daylight Savings begins 2 am

March 17 St. Patrick’s Day

March 18 Celtic Month of Alder begins

March 20 Spring Equinox / Ostara

March 20 World Storytelling Day

March 25 World Tolkein Reading Day

March 28 Full Storm Moon 11:48 am PST/ 12:48 pm MST/ 2:48 pm EST


Spirit Library: Consciously Choose Joy (a message from Kate Spreckley)

With the Full Moon waning the landscape of our minds is shifting igniting a deeper alignment with our hearts. This alignment is freeing us from the conflicting thoughts of uncertainty and doubt that sabotage our progress.

Read more….

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Cuchulain – Lord of Fury (Celtic Mythology Explained)

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Spiritual Unite: HOW TO HEAL A CROWN CHAKRA BLOCKAGE

The crown chakra is present at the seventh number in the list of all chakras. It is present at the top of the head and known as the gateway to spiritual wisdom.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Herne, God of the Wild Hunt

Behind the Myth
Unlike the majority of deities in the Pagan world, Herne has his origins in a local folktale, and there is virtually no information available to us via primary sources

Read more….

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Patheos / New Visions: Listening to Sacred Stillness: Stillness Teaches Us Patience

Stillness Teaches Us Patience
When we practice listening to sacred stillness, the stillness teaches us patience.

Many of us do not particularly appreciate the opportunities waiting gives us. We often think of patience as more of a weakness than a strength.

Read more….

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MBG: Pulled The Queen Of Wands In A Tarot Reading? Here’s Everything You Need To Know

If you’ve been feeling authentic, aligned, and empowered lately, don’t be surprised if you pull the Queen of Wands in your next tarot reading.

Read more….

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Spirituality & Health: The Hoodoo Blues

Not voodoo—hoodoo. From “spells timed to moon phases” to “charms, curses, and crossings,” hoodoo comes in a variety of forms.

Read more….

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EP6 Coven Vs Solitaire

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Elephant Journal: 10 Feel-Good Questions to Ask Ourselves Every Morning.

Starting each day with an expansive outlook puts us in alignment for more of that feeling all day.
Connecting with ourselves in the morning—in any way—helps us remain grounded and rooted throughout the day. We set a standard of self-care first thing, so we can be present for what the day brings.

Read more….

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Treehugger: 9 Beguiling Facts About Belugas

The Arctic can seem quiet compared with lower latitudes, where there are often more birds and other animals to fill the air with sound. It does have music of its own, though — including the underwater hullabaloo of belugas, sometimes referred to as the “canaries of the sea.”

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Moon, Antares morning of Mar 5, 2021

On the morning of March 5, 2021, watch for the almost last quarter waning gibbous moon to pair up with Antares, the brightest star in the constellation Scorpius the Scorpion. You’ll be looking southward from Earth’s Northern Hemisphere, and high overhead or high in the northern sky from Earth’s Southern Hemisphere.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: She’s Wiccan

“She’s Wiccan.”

The statement felt less like a revelation and more like a dismissal.

“She’s Wiccan . . . . so obviously she knows nothing and her Witchcraft is not authentic.”

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Loreena McKennitt – Seeds of Love (Lyrics)

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Inner Journey: BEING GENUINE

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

When we don’t know who we are — or if we are afraid to be who we are — we betray ourselves. We pretend to be who we think we are. Our self image is made up of our experiences, desires and other people’s ideas and expectations of us.

Maintaining this false self is a betrayal of ourselves. In all deep spiritual journeys, there is the experience of betrayal. Betrayal always tells us to adjust our life to be more authentic. What we identify with is all important.

There are large betrayals (e.g., your partner leaving you) and small betrayals (e.g., disappointments). They are all experiences of being wounded for the purpose of breaking down the defenses of the personality. When we allow the wounding and accept the betrayals as divine gifts, we greatly benefit.

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”
— Dr. Seuss (via Elena)

“What you must dare is to be yourself.”
— Dag Hammarskjold

higherawareness.com

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Today’s Recipe: Instant Pot® Dr Pepper® Pulled Pork

A simple and tasty pulled pork recipe made in the Instant Pot® with the flavoring of Dr Pepper®.

A simple and tasty pulled pork recipe made in the Instant Pot® with the flavoring of Dr Pepper®.

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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
March 4, 2021

Longevity
“What counts is not the years in your life but the life in your years.”

-Adlai E. Stevenson (1900-1965)


We often hear “You’re as young as you feel” or “You’re as young as you think you are!” Think about it. How important is our chronological age anyway? It’s just a marker of time. Of course we need to take care of ourselves, and we also need to go out there and experience life, to challenge ourselves, to live Life with a capital “L!”

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Chariot

There may be a lot of possible things to do and places to go today. You don’t need to instantly decide anything upon waking up. Let your intuition guide you, and continue listening to that intuition as you begin down the path you’ve chosen. If work or family have dictated today, don’t be resentful but let intuition sort out the easiest and best route for you to follow.

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 January 5, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for January 5, 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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Twelfth Night (also known as Epiphany Eve) is a festival in some branches of Christianity that takes place on the last night of the Twelve Days of Christmas, marking the coming of the Epiphany. Different traditions mark the date of Twelfth Night as either 5 January or 6 January, depending on whether the counting begins on Christmas or 26 December.

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Spirit Library: Breathe into the New (a message from Kate Spreckley)

2020 shifted our perspective and afforded us the opportunity to see ourselves and our lives in a different way. As a result, we have moved into 2021 with a broader view of life and in a more reflective space.

Read more…

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Beaver Spirit Guide – Ask the Spirit Guides Oracle – Totem Animal, Power Animal – Magical Crafting

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Pioneer Thinking: How to Stay Healthy in The Winter Naturally

Winter can be the most wonderful time of year. What’s better than the crisp air, making snow angels and a warm cup of tea? For some of us, however, winter can also bring about the cold and flu, dry skin and a downturn in our health goals.

Here’s some top tips and natural remedies to keep these common winter health concerns at bay.

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Spiritual Unite: SYMBOLISM OF YEW TREE – LIFE, DEATH AND RESURRECTION

The symbolism of the Yew tree is rich and well documented.

It is sometimes known as The Tree Of Life, and much of the meaning of the Yew tree surrounds ideas of life, death, and resurrection.

Read more…..

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ThoughtCo: 8 Famous Witches From Mythology and Folklore

Ancient mythology and folklore is filled with witches, including the Bible’s Witch of Endor and Russian folklore’s Baba Yaga. These enchantresses are known for their magic and trickery, which is sometimes used for good and sometimes for mischief.

Read more…

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Patheos / New Visions: Allegro 28

I happened into the cathedral downtown

and heard serious, ancient song in Latin

or Greek. Wonderfully,

Read more….

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MBG: How 2021 Will Change The World, According To Vedic Astrology

If 2020 were a board game, it would be Chutes and Ladders. Just as you get to the top of the ladder and are about to win the game, a simple roll of the dice lands you on a “chute”…and you fall back down to where you started.

Read more…

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Daily Good/ KarmaTube: Virtually Together

You do not need to know precisely what is happening, or exactly where it is all going. What you need is to recognize the possibilities and challenges offered by the present moment, and to embrace them with courage, faith and hope.

Thomas Merton –

Virtually Together

In honor of the first responders and heroes of the COVID-19 crisis, the musicians of River Oaks Chamber Orchestra (ROCO) came together virtually from across the U.S. and Canada to perform ROCO’s commission “Anthem of Hope” by Anthony DiLorenzo — offering hope and strength during this difficult time. This coming year, may you be safe, may you be healthy, and may you find peace. And please be kind — to yourself and others. { read more }

Be The Change

Take a moment to thank the essential workers you encounter today, be it the grocery clerk, the janitor, or the mail carrier.

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Today’s DIY: Pine needle & Chaga Tea – How to make healthy forest tea

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Elephant Journal: 12 Ways to Pick Ourselves up When we Feel like Quitting.

Have you ever seen a baby when they start learning how to walk?
They fall many times at first. But they never get scared to get up and start trying again. Even if they get hurt, they will forget it in a short span of time and attempt to walk again.

Read more…..

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Treehugger: The Sublime Magic of Frozen Soap Bubbles

If you thought blowing bubbles was reserved for warm summer days or children’s birthday parties, you’d be wrong! The coolest time to play and experiment with these liquid globules is when the air is below 5 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 15 degrees Celsius)

Read more…..

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EarthSky News: Last quarter moon, Spica late night to dawn

Unless you’re a night owl, you probably won’t see the moon and Spica, the brightest star in the constellation Virgo the Maiden, rising up into your eastern sky before your bedtime. The twosome will come up quite late tonight, at or around midnight. That applies to most everywhere worldwide.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Devil’s Conjure

Hoodoo, root work and conjure practices have a special place in my heart. I am not from the south, but I have always felt at home there. It was actually through a study of African American Hoodoo, for a college research paper, that I became enlightened to this abundance of new magical lore.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Dúlamán – LYRICS + Translation – Celtic Woman

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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

Now let’s just say you’re a fisher-person, and let’s just say that I’ve rearranged the stars so that this is going to be the luckiest week of your life.

Whoohooo!

Tell me, next time you go out on your boat, will you take one pole, or many?

Many. I thought so.

Would you think, maybe for the glimmering of a moment, that as a lucky person, you won’t have to fish anymore, because the fish will come to you?

No. Probably not. You’ve always been one of the sharper tools in the shed.

So, tell me, why is it so easy for most to see that with luck, even, they still have to put themselves out there, and that the more they do, the greater the yield. Yet when it comes to life’s magic, thoughts becoming things, and the Universe conspiring on their behalf, they think their fish will come to them?

Your first mate, always,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Avocado Breakfast Bowl

Heart health and protein in a bowl! This recipe is an unexpected kick of flavor with egg, red quinoa, avocado, and feta cheese! Very easy to make and a delicious start to the day.

Read more….

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Magical Correspondences for Tuesday

Magickal Intentions: Courage, Physical Strength, Revenge, Military Honors, Surgery and the Breaking of Negative Spells, Matrimony, War, Enemies, Prison, Vitality and Assertiveness

Element: Fire


Incense: Dragon’s Blood, Patchouli
Planet: Mars
Star Signs: Aries and Scorpio
Angel: Samuel
Power Colors: Red and Orange
Herbs & Plants: Red Rose, Cock’s Comb, Pine, Daisy, Thyme and Pepper
Sacred Stones: Carnelian, Bloodstone, Ruby, Garnet and Pink Tourmaline
Oil: (Mars) Basil, Coriander, Ginger

Deities include Ares, Lilith, The Morrigan, Tiwaz, Tyr

Tuesday is ruled by Mars. Today’s energies align with all things masculine such as conflict, physical endurance and strength, lust, hunting, sports, and all types of competition. It can also be used for rituals involving surgical procedures or political ventures.

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Daily Wisdom
January 5, 2021

Expectations
“I can’t write a book commensurate with Shakespeare, but I can write a book by me.”

-Sir Walter Raleigh


The one expectation we can have for ourselves is to do the best that we can. We can’t expect to always be the best (and who is to judge just what qualifies as best anyway?) but we can always be original, because that’s exactly what we are. No matter what we do, when we put ourselves into it, we are doing well

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Magician

It may be hard to be serious and stick to those dull but crucial tasks that keep the day running smoothly. Be systematic, cheerful, and don’t let it show if you feel undervalued or underappreciated. Save your sharp wit and cleverness for another time and place. Time spent with younger people or children can lift your spirits and keep things in perspective for you.

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 AND 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 7, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for May 7, 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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New flowery scents strewed everywhere,
New sunshine poured in largesse fair,
“We shall be happy now,” we say.
A voice just trembles through the air,
And whispers, “May.”
-Sarah C. Woolsey (1835-1905)

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Spiritual Unite: How To Know If You Are A Starseed – Shedding Light On Earth Missions

Have you always felt like you don’t belong here? Have you ever felt like an outsider among humanity?
If you have, you might be one of the small percentages of people on this planet that are what is known as Starseeds

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/how-to-know-if-you-are-a-starseed-shedding-light-on-earth-missions/

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ThoughtCo: How To Draw Down the Moon

What is Drawing Down the Moon?
In this beautiful and powerful rite, the practitioner invokes the Goddess directly into herself (or himself, as the case may be). In some variations, a High Priestess (HPs) may go into a trancelike state and speak the words of the Goddess, or it may be a formal monologue calling upon the Goddess in her many forms.

https://www.learnreligions.com/how-to-draw-down-the-moon-2562862

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Inner Happy Hour: Poetry Practice

Poem: take an ache, make it sing
BY TYLER KNOTT GREGSON

Poetry gives us a chance to express ourselves in a unique and profound way. Poet, photographer, and artist Tyler Knott Gregson insists, “It does not matter what the song sounds like, it does not matter what the lyrics end up being, it’s just giving all the aches in you, the positive and the negative, the space to realize themselves.”

https://spiritualityhealth.com/articles/2019/05/05/poem-take-an-ache-make-it-sing

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Pioneer Thinking: How to Make Seed Bombs

Seed bombing has been popular in urban areas for some time. But the idea is applicable for other areas as well. What is seed bombing? It’s a fun, easy, and environmentally friendly way to plant large or difficult to reach areas. Children especially seem to enjoy the fun so it makes a good family project.

https://pioneerthinking.com/bombs-away-with-seed-bombs

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Elephant Journal: Astrological Forecast: the Best way to Make Use of May’s Full Moon.

The planets in the sky are always bringing us lessons, wisdom, and guidance.
Whether the teachings are smooth or difficult depends on who you talk to, but the “effortless versus arduous” question is largely tied up in the amount of resistance we feel to wanting to do the work presented.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/05/is-powerful-pleasure-allowed-the-astrology-of-may/

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MNN: Every year, this hummingbird comes back to the man who saved him

Even sitting in his driveway, Michael Cardenaz makes an imposing figure.
Muscled, tattooed and downright massive.
Then there’s that steely law enforcement strand that runs through every fiber of his being: 14 years with the sheriff’s office. SWAT team member and, now, Homeland Security agent

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/hummingbird-rescue-michael-cardenaz-returns-georgia

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EarthSky News: Leo? Here’s your constellation

Leo the Lion is one of the easiest constellations to identify in the night sky. April and May are great months to spot it

Of the 13 constellations of the zodiac, Leo the Lion ranks as one of the easiest to identify in the night sky

https://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/leo-heres-your-constellation

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Patheos-Pagan: Hoodoo How We Do Four Thieves Vinegar

Four Thieves Vinegar is one of the most popular Hoodoo potions around. So popular in fact, you might not even know it has it’s roots both in Southern Conjure and European Folk Magick. It’s entertaining history even comes with a biblical story.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/voodoouniverse/2018/09/hoodoo-how-we-do-four-thieves-vinegar/

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Inner Journey:

Why are you here?

“You can come to understand your purpose in life by slowing down and feeling your heart’s desires.”
— Marcia Wieder

What do you love to do? What gives you greatest meaning in your life? Let your answers trickle through and keep a record of the key words that come up.

Life becomes so much richer when we choose to live from our heart.

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.”
— Steve Jobs

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

It’s time we had that little talk.

You know, about life, how it started, and where it might go…

First, there were a few thoughts.

Then, there were a few things.

Yeah, that’s what we said, “Wow!” But after eons and eons the novelty wore off because absolutely nothing ever changed.

Until there were new thoughts.

Get the picture?

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Squares

These little squares of joy are like a cross between cookies, dessert bars, and peanut butter cups. They taste like a lot of hard work, but they could not be easier. Give these a shot! You won’t be sorry.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/No-Bake-Chocolate-Peanut-Butter-Squares.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
May 7, 2019

Learning

“A primary method of learning is to go from the familiar to the unfamiliar.”

-Glenn Doman, How to Teach Your Baby to Read, 1964

Simple steps. And yet the unfamiliar often scares us, so that first step is the most difficult! Why not just step into the unknown? If we really want to grow, we’ve got to learn, and that means that we might have to start doing things differently to make space for that in our lives. No risk, no reward.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: The Blessings of Boredom
If you’ve ever had kids, you’ve heard the familiar lament, “I’m bored!” Kids always say that to parents, as if boredom is a major tragedy. As mature adults, we are less melodramatic if we are bored.

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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/