Cat’s Morning Bits for January 22, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for January 22, 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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Now is the time of the deep snows
and thrice blessed is the neighbor who will plow you out.
-The Old Farmer’s Almanac, 1946

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Spiritual Unite: What Does The Colour Purple Mean Spiritually?

Purple is one of the most symbolically meaningful colours on the visible spectrum.
Over the course of human history, purple has been seen as a special colour – from the hue of royalty to the uniforms of widows.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: The Four Classical Elements

In many modern-day Pagan belief systems, there is a good deal of focus on the four elements of earth, air, fire, and water. A few traditions of Wicca also include a fifth element, which is spirit or self, but that is not universal among all Pagan paths

Read more….

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MBG: How The Sacral Chakra’s Shadow Could Be Keeping You From Your Soul Mate

The chakras are like invisible organs of the subtle, or energetic, body. Just as each organ in the physical body has a physiological purpose, each chakra in the subtle body has a spiritual function. Understanding the unique purpose of each chakra is an invaluable tool for holistic healing.

Read more…

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Today’s DIY: Lemongrass Orange Carpet Freshener

Refresh the carpets in your home with this homemade carpet freshener. The baking soda will neutralize odors and the rest will leave a light citrusy fresh scent.
Read more….

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Elephant Journal: Sacred Tea Bath—Putting the Ritual Pleasure back in Self-Care

Most of us need more self-care in our lives.
We may even be making an effort to do so. Yet, when was the last time you let yourself fully, deeply, and blissfully enjoy your self-care? How has taking care of ourselves become such a burden and endless to-do list?

Read more…..

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MNN: How to help hummingbirds in winter

Hummingbirds get little relief from hunger, thanks to the fastest metabolism of any vertebrate animal. Native plant nectar is usually their best food source, but since hummingbirds can starve after just a few hours without food, humans often lend a hand.

Read more….

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EarthSky News:  Achernar marks the end of the River

Tonight, find Achernar, the star at the southern end of the River.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Imbolc Invocation to the Fire Goddesses

This Imbolc honor more than just Brighid. Here’s an invocation many the fire tending goddesses each of whom has Her own take on fire tending. So light some candles, make a Brid’s Cross and call on the goddesses of fire to keep you and your hearth warm this winter.

Read more….

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Inner Journey:

RESPONSIBILITY BRINGS POWER

“To be tested is good. The challenged life may be the best therapist.”
— Gail Sheehy

What holds you back from being all that you are?

In your journal, list at least 5 things that hold you back.

Now review your answers. Have you blamed people or factors outside of yourself?

It’s important to understand that ALL obstructions are rooted in our internal blocks. Even the problems that appear to be outside of us are only reflecting back to us problems we have inside. Once we address our inner issues, the outer problems disappear.

Be personally accountable for everything in your life and watch your perspectives shift. We claim our power when we accept responsibility for our lives.

“Conscious evolution begins as we take responsibility for clearing our own obstructions.”
— Dan Millman

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

For as long as you wish to keep them in your life whoever they may be, understanding them, as opposed to changing them, will wildly improve chances they’ll also wish to keep you in their life.

Oh wow, how I love you –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Mushroom and Onion Dutch Baby

For a quick and easy recipe that’s packed with vitamin D, try this flavorful and nutritious Mushroom & Onion Dutch Baby.

Read more….

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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, Lavender, Hazel, Cherry, Periwinkle
Stones: Aventurine, Bloodstone, Hematite, Moss Agate and Sodalite
Oil: (Mercury) Benzoin, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, 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
January 22, 2020

Heart

“The tiny flame that lights up the human heart is like a blazing torch that comes down from heaven to light up the paths of mankind.

For in one soul are contained the hopes and feelings of all Mankind.”

-Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931)

Love is strong, love is powerful – love makes all things possible. This same strength is within each one of us. Physically, our heart is the “engine” that drives our whole body. Emotionally, love is what keeps us going. Love lights the way for us.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Tower

Your emotions and instincts are working overtime today and this can distract you from doing the simplest of things. Whatever difficulties you encounter today – and they should be small ones – you will create more problems for yourself by being too psychically overactive. If someone is preoccupied with you and wishing you to have a rough day, you’ll know it but maybe not know who it is.

astrology.com

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily posts 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 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.

Read More……………….

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily post are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.

I invite you to check out my websites!

The Desert Path: The dusty ramblings of a desert pagan. https://thedesertpath.com/

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com
Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/

Cat’s Morning Bits for March 15, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for March 15, 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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The snow has left the cottage top;
The thatch-moss grows in brighter green;
And eaves in quick succession drop,
Where grinning icicles have been.

John Clare (1793-1864)

almanac.com

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Mind Body Green: How Changing Just 1% Of Your Day Can Completely Transform Your Life

Each of us shares at least one thing in common: We all have at our disposal 1,440 minutes in a single day. What we do with that time, however, is what ultimately makes us different.

As a life experiment, what would happen if you took just 1 percent of those 1,440 minutes, just 14 minutes and 24 seconds, roughly 15 minutes a day, and consciously tried to change your life? You can keep the other 99 percent of your day to do what you have to do, eat, sleep, go to work, take care of the kids, attend school, drive your sister to the doctor, surf your smartphone. Just 15 minutes. What would happen?

Read more……………..

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Beliefnet: 7 Spring Activities That Will Make You Feel Young Again

The four seasons reflect the stages of life each of us goes through. Summer is our prime of life here, we are mature, strong, and successful. Our autumn is a period of decline, a slow fall to earth, much like the leaves of this season. And finally, winter is the end of all things.

Each season of our lives is a distinct period, and when we move on from one to the next, we often leave a piece of ourselves behind.

Read more……………………

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A Bountiful Moment

Daily Thought

Do not be dragged into the subjective world of others. Maintain your vision and actions to achieve your goals. It is easy to fall prey to what others are thinking or doing but remember the energy you spend on someone else’s agenda is time spent away from what you need to focus on to complete your task(s).

Daily Practice

Stay objective by exploring the emotions that are being triggered by others. Identify them, acknowledge them and then let them go. Do not continue to recycle the emotion by continuing to think about the situation, person, or event. Change your focus by doing something physical even if it is as easy as taking a deep breath and shaking it off.

Have a Great Day and Believe in Yourself!

Dr. Juliann (my child therapist.com)

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EarthSky News: Why beware the Ides of March?

The Ides of March are March 15. We in modern times probably wouldn’t know about them, if it weren’t for William Shakespeare.

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Patheos-Pagan: Unbalanced Mercy And Unbalanced Severity: Boundaries Are Healthy And Ethical

“Remember that unbalanced force is evil; that unbalanced severity is but cruelty and oppression; but that also unbalanced mercy is but weakness which would allow and abet Evil. Act passionately; think rationally; be Thyself.” – Aleister Crowley

“Child of Earth, remember that- unbalanced force is evil, unbalanced mercy is but weakness, unbalanced severity is but oppression.” – Neophyte Initiation of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn

Read more…………….

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Inner Journey: Judgement Creates

“If you judge people, you have no time to love them.”
— Mother Teresa

We know the power of thoughts to create. Consider, then, the impact of our judgments. When we judge someone critically, those judgments have the power to affect the one being judged, if they are open to our perceptions. This is the case even when we don’t say what we’re thinking.

For example, if I judge someone to be fat, and that individual perceives him or herself to be fat and is sensitive to the opinions of others, my thoughts will reinforce their ‘fat’ experience.

Being aware of the impact of our judgments helps us let go of our tendency to judge.

“There are three kinds of violence: one, through our deeds; two, through our words; and three, through our thoughts. …The root of all violence is in the world of thoughts, and that is why training the mind is so important.”
— Eknath Easwaran

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

It’s working! Every day you’re getting closer! Everything you’ve ever wanted is being pressed toward you. Everything is clicking. Don’t let the illusions trick you. Don’t let the events of today dampen your spirits. Things couldn’t be any better than they now are. You couldn’t have more reasons to celebrate. Continue! Press on! The hardest work is done! Keep showing up, be present, open every door and let events unfold. Life is your stage. This is your parade.

Together we can do anything.

I love it when you’re hot,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Cherry Salad

A delicious fruit salad can be a big hit at any gathering. This page contains cherry salad recipes

Read more…………..

thriftyfun.com

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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 15, 2018

Desire

“Desires are the pulses of the soul; as physicians judge by the appetite, so may you by desires.” ~Thomas Manton

Our desires tell us a lot about ourselves. Ask yourself today: “What do I want?” Look at that carefully and ask again: “What do I REALLY want?” Then look at that and ask: “Why do I want that?” Oftentimes that question will get you to the true answer of what you REALLY want! And how would you change your life if you had that? What would be different? Can you do that now? Play “what if” a little and see if you can get yourself closer to your goals right now

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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MNN: What hummingbirds want

Are you seeing hummingbirds at your feeders? If not � and if you�re eager to see these colorful visitors from Central America � we�ve got a few suggestions.

Below is a checklist of conditions the beloved birds are known to prefer.

One caveat: This list is written with the ruby-throated hummingbird in mind. This species (Archilochus colubris) visits the Eastern U.S. starting in the spring and is the only hummingbird to breed in this part of the country

Read more………………..

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily post are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.

I invite you to check out my websites!

The Desert Path: The dusty ramblings of a desert pagan. https://thedesertpath.com/

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! . Visit Our Store

Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
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