Cat’s Morning Bits for June 13, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for June 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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How doth the little busy bee
Improve each shining hour,
And gather honey all the day
From every shining flower!
-Isaac Watts (1674-1748)

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Spiritual Unite: Mouse Spirit Animal Meaning – So Mighty

If you have the mouse spirit animal, you have the unique symbolism of the mouse as a way to help guide you.
Your spirit animal can offer insight into the areas of your life that need your attention

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/mouse-spirit-animal-meaning-so-mighty/

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The Daily Good: The Power of Everyday Rituals

In a world often fraught with stress and disorder, the Balinese ritual of canang sari is a reminder of the sacred nature of all things and times. On Balinese street corners and in hallways, at the entry to shops and homes, these small baskets of flowers remind the giver and the passerby of how one can enter into what is essential in everyday life. Author Jay Griffith experienced the value of ritual expressed in canang sari while on a trip to Bali and realized that, “Tiny, everyday rituals are a hand-crafted prayer to domestic order, beckoning the divine to step inside a moment.” She explains here how she saw traditions in every culture with new eyes, and realized how rituals can give life a depth and sacredness we all need.

https://aeon.co/essays/how-rituals-can-protect-life-with-a-petal-and-a-prayer

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ThoughtCo: Make Your Own Smudge Sticks

Smudging is a great way to cleanse a sacred space, and most people use smudge sticks made of sweetgrass or sage for this purpose. Although they are available commercially—and are fairly inexpensive—it’s easy to make your own if you’ve got herbs growing in your garden, or if there’s a place nearby where you can go wildcrafting.

https://www.learnreligions.com/make-your-own-smudge-sticks-2562199

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Daily Tarot: The Lovers

Indecision is not necessarily a bad thing, but taken to extremes it can make you pessimistic and defeatist. Take the time you need to make the choices you need but don’t get bogged down and grind to a halt. Take yourself in hand and refuse to feel helpless in the face of a challenging (or tempting) situation. Refuse to be rushed by anyone, too.

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Elephant Journal: The Magical result of matching our Heart Chakra with our Third Eye.

I’ve had a lifelong struggle between my intuition and my logical brain.
I’ve wondered if there were others like me, people who have let logic rule with regret.

Have you ever heard a little voice in your head telling you not to put that coffee cup on the edge of the table, ignored it, and found your favorite mug broken within minutes?

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/06/the-magical-result-of-matching-our-heart-chakra-with-our-third-eye-sherry-guastini/

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Today’s Deity: Olwen, Welsh Flower and Sun Goddess by Judith Shaw 

Olwen (pronounced O-loon), Welsh Flower and Sun Goddess is most probably an ancient Goddess whose original stories and power have been lost to us. Her name means “Golden Wheel,” making Her the opposite of the powerful Sky Goddess, Arianrhod who was known as “Silver Wheel.”

https://feminismandreligion.com/2016/06/22/olwen-welsh-flower-and-sun-goddess-by-judith-shaw/

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MNN: 13 images and facts about misunderstood bats

Bats can be a little scary-looking, but the diverse flying mammals are broadly beneficial to the ecosystems where they — and we — live. Below are 13 facts about these underappreciated creatures.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/bat-pictures-11-images-and-facts-about-a-misunderstood-creature

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EarthSky News: Moon to sweep by Jupiter and star Antares

From around the world on the evenings of June 14, 15 and 16, 2019, look for the moon and then for the red supergiant star Antares and the giant gas planet, Jupiter. The moon – now in a waxing gibbous phase, moving toward full moon on the night of June 16-17 – will pass to the north of Antares and Jupiter.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/moon-to-sweep-by-antares-and-jupiter

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Patheos-Pagan: Working with Deities

I’m not sure how rare of a Pagan I am in the way I work with deities. I’m a polytheist. I believe in many Godds*. I believe that they are autonomous beings that exist and evolve differently than humans and perhaps on a different plain of existence. I’m not really worried about “how” or the “why” or “how” (yes, how twice). The how and why doesn’t really matter because belief requires some amount of faith. Faith requires some amount of trust. Trust requires some amount of surrender

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/thewitchesnextdoor/2019/06/my-deities/

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Inner Journey:

HOPE AND DISAPPOINTMENT

“It’s precisely the disappointing stories, which have no proper ending and therefore no proper meaning, that sound true to life.”
— Max Frisch

“Don’t get your hopes up!”

Were you warned of this as a child? What does this say? It says that life is bound to disappoint you. It says, don’t aim high because you’re not likely to get what you want. It says that we can’t expect good things to happen to us.

As our thinking creates our reality, this kind of thinking dooms us to a mundane existence. It’s time to change our stories. Why not focus the immense power of our hearts and minds on bringing to fruition the very best life has to offer? Allow yourself to hope and believe in all possibilities.

“Hope is the companion of power, and the mother of success; for who so hopes has within him the gift of miracles.”
— Samuel Smiles

“The very least you can do in your life is to figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance but live right in it, under its roof.”
— Barbara Kingsolver

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A Note from the Universe 

When you consider all the faces, in all the places, in all the times do you see every one of them as students of love?

It helps.

True,

The Universe

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Today’s Recipe: Cuban Black Bean Soup

Give black beans a Cuban flair with this savory soup. Top it with sour cream and some shredded cheese for a easy weeknight dinner.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Week-23-Cuban-Black-Bean-Soup.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
June 13, 2019

Words

“You may choose your word like a connoisseur,
And polish it up with art,
But the word that sways, and stirs, and stays,
Is the word that comes from the heart.”

-Ella Wheeler Wilcox, 1906

When we communicate, we want to choose our words carefully to be sure that we are completely understood. And yet, when we want to express our feelings, sometimes it helps to just let those feelings flow, to think with our hearts more than with our heads. The words that come from our hearts are so true and real that they can’t help but have an effect on anyone who hears them.

-Lissa Coffey

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Thought For The Day: June 12, 2019 ” Start Today”

Happy Wednesday,

Embrace hope, embrace your joy. Be grateful all the things, big and small.

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Thought For The Day: May 24, 2019 “Hope”

Happy Friday,

Hope is breezy and  light, and it’s color is yellow. It’s warm like the sun and is joyous like the birds dawn chorus. It lives within the heart, a tiny golden spark waiting for us to notice, nurture and carry with us to light our way.

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Finding the Answer: Cat’s Angel Message for April 22, 2019

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Finding the Answer: Cat’s Angel Message for April 22, 2019

April Theme: We are being challenged to change ourselves. You have the power to make things happen and the Universe is on your side.


We learn more by looking for the answer to a question and not finding it than we do from learning the answer itself. – Lloyd Alexander


422:  Everyday we are made aware of the bad things happening around us thanks to newspapers, social media and television. After being bombarded with this ongoing negativity it can be difficult to see the good in humanity. But the truth is that the GOOD is there and  sometimes we just need to look more closely to find it. This is also true in our own lives because we sometimes get so caught up in the bad that we forget to see the good.  More and more of our fellow human beings are sharing positive stories and their light with the world.  Today the angels are urging us to trust in the Universe and in ourselves. They are asking us to have hope and to acknowledge the divine spirit that resides that resides within us. When we can embrace our own divine spirit we are able to see the divine in others, this enables us to find the good in humanity and promote hope and faith to those around us.


Archangel Chamuel is one of the seven core archangels and is considered one of the Powers who oversee the protection of the world. Call upon Chamuel if you are fearful of current world events and he will surround you with comfort and protection. The Ascended Master Mother Mary surrounds us with her gentle energy and helps to fill our hearts with love. She teaches us about compassion and forgiveness which are essential to healing ourselves and helping others. And the Greek goddess Athena helps us to be a force for change and justice. She  tells us ” You are a warrior in your own right. Every day you choose the battles that will fight so make the wisest choices you can, each choice will help lead you to victory.”


Our Sacred Stones for today include the following,  Chrysoprase which helps to tune in to positive events and brings us hope. Blue Quartz helps us to understand our spiritual nature, it also brings hope as it calms the mind and Inspirational Apatite helps us to be of service by encouraging us to be more open and at ease in social situations as it promotes a humanitarian attitude.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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Thought For The Day: Jan. 28, 2019 “Faith & Hope”

Happy Monday,

Today is a reminder that we are capable of achieving great things. Our quote mentions faith, however hope in tiny amounts can also help us to move mountains. By combining the two we increase our power which propels us forward. Our forward progress helps us to find more grains of sand. Before we know it we have collected enough “grains” to fill a small bag, then a bigger bag and then before we know it they are spilling out everywhere!

 

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A Wish For You: Cat’s Angel Message for December 12, 2018 

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A Wish For You: Cat’s Angel Message for December 12, 2018 

December’s Theme: Pay close attention to recurring thoughts and ideas. These messages and clues will assist you to make improvements in your life. Taking action will aid in manifestation.


This is my wish for you: Comfort on difficult days, Smiles when sadness intrudes, Rainbows to follow the clouds, Laughter to kiss your lips, Sunsets to warm your heart, Hugs when spirits sag, Beauty for your eyes to see, Friendships to brighten your being, Faith so that you can believe, Confidence for when you doubt, Courage to know yourself, Patience to accept the truth, Love to complete your life. – Anonymous


1212:  Today the Universe is asking us to stay present and pay attention on what’s going on around you and within you. Acknowledge the information that you receive because these messages will help you create better things for yourself and your loved ones. The Universe and it’s helpers are always here to offer assistance and support when we need it. With their help we can find the inner strength to keep reaching for the stars and cloak ourselves in hope. If you find that you need clarity allow your creative mind to take charge, as creativity opens the avenues to divine communication. Today’s number also equals 6, and while it relates to earthly materials yet it contains this simple message as well. Take time today to thank the Universe and it’s helpers for being there for you and for the blessings that you have received.


Archangel Raziel helps us to manifest what we need and is assisted by the angel Barakiel who sends good fortune our way while opening our hearts to receive the blessings being sent. The Ascended Master Kuthumi helps us to navigate the distractions of everyday life. He encourages us to focus on what’s important right now and to set aside things we have no control over. And the Egyptian goddess Isis can be a powerful ally when we need help. She teaches us that through love all things are possible and that hope reigns supreme. She tells us “Always remember that you are a powerful creator in your own right. When you cloak yourself with dedication and determination you can move the heavens and the earth and create miracles.”


Our Sacred Stone for today is Amazonite. This stone is sometimes called the stone of hope. It helps us to speak our truth with confidence and instills us with hope itself. It works with both heart and throat chakras.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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Cat’s Morning Bits for August 24, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for August 24,  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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Bright, bright, restless bright, through the sun-
burnt meads,
Wavers the butterfly ;
Ever across its path a pilot invisible leads
A sylphid fleet of the thistle’s light and feathery
seeds,
And August passeth by.
-Edith Matilda Thomas (1854-1925)

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KarmaTube: Smuggling Hope

What would you think if you heard of two people smuggling 500 pieces of children’s artwork into the Guggenheim, one of the most famous art museums in the world? Would it sound ridiculous? Beautiful? Funny? Like a waste of time? Well, in this fun video, you’ll get to see this happen thanks to Brad and Kristi Montague of the Montague Workshop, a project dedicated to doing things for kids—including smuggling artwork. And though Brad and Kristi succeed, their endeavor bears a surprise message about hope, one that startlingly reminds us that things don’t necessarily have to be the way we think they are.

http://www.karmatube.org/videos.php?id=7642

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Spiritual Unite: Empaths And Relationships: 5 Things To Consider Loving An Empath

Empath’s are people who have personality types that are very unique. The empaths sensory levels are on a constant high alert. They are very sensitive to the vibrations of energy levels around them and are also incredibly intuitive with a high sense of self-awareness.

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/empaths-and-relationships-loving-an-empath/

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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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Elephant Journal: How each Equinox & Solstice teaches us to Honor Ourselves. 

Growing up, I had the privilege of experiencing a childhood where I had the opportunity to connect with and develop a love of nature.
Because of this, I’ve always appreciated Earth and all that she gives us. Being from Northern Ontario, I have experienced not only the extremes of each season, but also the beauty.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/08/how-each-equinox-solstice-teach-us-to-honor-ourselves/

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MNN: Rest easy, lazy bones: Evolution is on your side

Be as the mollusk — and embrace ‘survival of the sluggish.’

You may not have to get off the couch after all.
In fact, from an evolutionary standpoint, laziness may actually do you good — at least, if you have certain mollusk-like habits.

In a new study of bivalves and gastropods, University of Kansas researchers have found chronic lethargy to be an underrated survival strategy.

https://www.mnn.com/green-tech/research-innovations/stories/survival-laziest-mollusk-study

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EarthSky News: How to catch Mercury before sunrise

Want to see Mercury? If you do spot it before dawn in the coming two weeks, you’ll be joining an exclusive club. It’s said that only a small fraction of Earth’s population ever knowingly sees our solar system’s innermost planet.

http://earthsky.org/tonight/how-to-catch-mercury-before-sunrise

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Patheos-Pagan: Which Pagan Path Should I Follow? | John Beckett

I wrote a book called The Path of Paganism. The irony is that once you get past the beginner stage, you realize there are many Pagan paths, not just one. Like a lot of people, I started out with Wicca – that didn’t work for me. Eventually I found Druidry, and through Druidry I found the ancestral, devotional, ecstatic, oracular, magical, public, Pagan polytheism I practice today.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/johnbeckett/2018/08/which-pagan-path-should-i-follow.html

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Inner Journey: 

CELEBRATE DIFFERENCES

“Souls don’t have races or sexes or religions. They are beyond artificial divisions.”
— Brian Weiss

Intolerance of differences always exists in people who don’t know who they are, people who don’t have a strong sense of their own authentic self, the soul within.

Intolerance is rooted in fear.

The basis for having a strong sense of self-esteem is to replace our unconscious idea of basic unworthiness with a conscious knowing of our fundamental inherent goodness. As Matthew Fox argues in Original Blessing, the notion of ‘original sin’ must be replacedwith the truth of ‘original blessing.’

Being in touch with our essential goodness, we can see the essential goodness in others as well.

“Beliefs separate. Loving thoughts unite.”
— Paul Ferrini

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A Note from the Universe

The light is getting brighter.

The path is getting clearer.

And you are getting closer.

That’s all I’m saying,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Zucchini Refrigerator Pickles

If you like pickles and have lots of zucchini, you will appreciate this recipe. Please note that this is not for long-term storage, as you are not canning it. I substituted dill weed for the dill seed.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Zucchini-Refrigerator-Pickles-2.html

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

Intentions: Love, Pleasure, Affairs of the Heart, Romance, Marriage, Sexual Matters, Physical Beauty, Friendship and Partnerships, Strangers, Peace, Healing, Beauty, gentleness and Women’s Issues.

Incense: Strawberry, Sandalwood, Rose, Saffron, Verbena and Vanilla
Planet: Venus
Sign: Libra and Taurus
Angel: Ariel
Colors: Green, Pink, Aqua
Herbs/Plants: Pink Rose, Ivy, Birch, Heather, Clematis, Sage, Violet and Water Lilly

Stones: Rose Quartz, Moonstone, Pink Tourmaline, Peridot, Emerald and Jade
Oil: (Venus) Cardamom, Palmrosa, Rose, Yarrow, Apple Blossom, Musk, Ambergris

Goddesses: Astarte, Aphrodite, Erzulie, Aida Wedo, Eve, Venus, Freya, Diana, Aset [Isis], The Witch Of Gaeta, Chalchiuhtlique

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Daily Wisdom
August 24, 2018

Patience

“Steady, patient, persevering thinking, will generally surmount every obstacle in the search after truth.”

-Nathaniel Emmons (1745-1840)

Aren’t we all together in this search for Truth? Our quest for spiritual growth is impressive! And that’s what will get us there – the way that we surmount those obstacles and continue on. We know that we must be patient with our journey, and patient with ourselves. We know that there is no “instant” answer, but that answers unfold before us with wisdom and grace. We know that our patience is rewarded continually as we grow and experience more of who we really are.

-Lissa Coffey

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Beliefnet: 5 Tips to Find Your Confidence

Confidence is an assurance that we can make it. It is the uncanny ability to crush the inner fear and draw power when you are on empty. The definition of “confidence is a feeling of self-assurance arising from one’s appreciation of one’s own abilities or qualities.” Oftentimes when we do have the determination to move forward and step out in faith, we do fail. Experiencing the ebbs and flows of life is part of the human experience. To be honest, finding confidence is not easy.
Read more at http://www.beliefnet.com/inspiration/galleries/5-tips-to-find-your-confidence.aspx#LaHtOi80B6FDVD4e.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)
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