Thought For The Day: June 18, 2019 “Inhale, Exhale”

Happy Tuesday,

We are often guilty of being our own worst critic. Something is offered to us (an opportunity, a relationship, a challenge etc) and instead of embracing it as an adventure we allow our  inner “Tiny Critic’ to step forward and dictate what we can do.  Feeling fearful, or nervous about new things is normal, however while these feelings should be acknowledged they should not be allowed to rule our lives and keep us from doing the things that will change our lives.

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Cat’s Morning Bits for May 16, 2019

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for May 16, 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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May come up with fiddle-bows,
May come up with blossom,
May come up the same again,
The same again but different.
-Louis MacNeice (1907-63)

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Spirituality & Health: Pilgrimage as Presence

BY ANTONIA MALCHIK

The physical act of walking brings us more fully back into the present. Author Antonia Malchik shares, “Walking is what we turn to when we wish to show our devotion to our gods, and how we move when the precariousness of our precious human existence is laid bare.”

https://spiritualityhealth.com/articles/2019/05/08/pilgrimage-as-presence

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ThoughtCo: Frog Magic and Folklore

Frogs and toads feature prominently in magical folklore in many societies. These amphibious critters are known for a variety of magical properties, from their ability to help predict the weather, to curing warts to bringing good luck. Let’s look at some of the best known superstitions, omens and folklore surrounding frogs and toads

https://www.learnreligions.com/frog-magic-and-folklore-2562494

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Daily Tarot: The Moon

You may be dwelling on your weakness or discomfort, and those things may be real enough, but take heart and know that these things are also temporary and are not going to last much longer. You underestimate or overlook your great powers of recovery and self-healing. You have too much love of life to be kept down for long. Give yourself a break and relax a bit.

astrology.com

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Daily Good: Humanity’s Path to a Flourishing Future

“I discovered that what makes humans unique is that we–to a greater extent than any other species–have what I call a ‘patterning instinct:’ we are driven to pattern meaning into our world. That drive is what led humans to develop language, myth, and culture. It enabled us to invent tools and develop science, giving us tremendous benefits but also putting us on a collision course with the natural world.” Jeremy Lent, author of “The Patterning Instinct: A Cultural History of Humanity’s Search for Meaning” shares more

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2313/humanity-s-path-to-a-flourishing-future-jeremy-lent/

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Elephant Journal: Why I’m Celebrating Life & Friendship by the Light of May’s Full Flower Moon.

Throughout history, the naming of full moons has been an honored tradition, often signifying the connection of the moon to the seasons.
As we know, April showers bring May flowers, so it is no wonder that the May full moon is aptly called a “Full Flower Moon.” The Full Flower Moon was seen as a symbol of increased fertility signifying to the ancient tribes that now was a safe time to bear children and plant crops as the weather was warming.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/05/by-the-light-of-the-full-flower-blue-moon/

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Away With The Witch: Never not broken? There’s a goddess for that.

I struggle with the illusion of completeness.
It gives false expectations and sets you up to fail because life is a constant ebb and flow. We never truly ‘have it all’ because we’re all broken.
And there’s a Goddess for that: the Hindu goddess Akhilandeshvari is the Goddess of Never Not Broken. I’ll come to her in a moment.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/awaywiththewitch/2018/11/never-not-broken-theres-a-goddess-for-that/

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EarthSky News: How Leo the Lion lost his tail

See how – on old star charts like the one above – the tail of the constellation Leo the Lion curves around? There’s a star there, Beta Leonis or Denebola, whose name means tail.

https://earthsky.org/constellations/skylore-leo-lion-lost-tail-hair-queen-coma-berenices

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Beneath the Moon: Sun Magic: Solar phases, properties and sun altars

Sun phases for magic
Just like the moon, the sun has phases which can be used to tie in with your magical workings to add an extra boost of power. The sun measures time, where it sits in the sky denotes what time of the day it is, and a sun dial would be quite useless without the sun to cast a shadow! I also think that point between night and day and vice versa, that moment of hand over is quite special.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/beneaththemoon/2019/05/sun-magic/

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Inner Journey:

THE FIRST STEP TO FORGIVENESS

“To get to forgiveness, we first have to work through the painful experiences that require it.”
— Christiane Northrup

To forgive, we do not have to say that whatever happened was okay. In fact, before we can forgive, we need to allow ourselves to really feel the pain of the experience. If we don’t fully acknowledge our hurts, we will continue to carry them subconsciously and they will drain our energy.

To forgive, we need to decide that we won’t allow the memories of the event to poison us any longer. We’re ready to heal this wound from the past and open to a fresh new beginning.

The blessing is that when we’re really ready to experience our pain and we open to it, it usually fades away. By honouring our pain, we release it.

“We must let ourselves feel all the painful destruction we want to forgive rather than swallow it in denial. If we do not face it, we cannot choose to forgive it.”
— Kenneth McNoll

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Gotcha we heard your, “Thank you!!!!”s.

And your, “Whooohoooo!!!!”s and “Holy Cow!!!”s.

If you keep celebrating like this, before anything even happens, we’re going to have to reinforce time and space so that it doesn’t split when all the king’s horses and all the king’s men march in to party with their nearest of kin… (code for: huge party because great things are happening in one’s life).
TBT,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Deity: Greek Goddess Iris

Iris was known as the goddess of the rainbow and another messenger for the gods in Greek mythology.
She is depicted as a beautiful golden goddess, with wings (for flight), sandals, a staff, and a tunic. There is often much art, such as vases and murals, shown of her because she is worshiped and very beautiful. She was also seen briefly in Homer’s Legacies.

Read more…  https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iris_(goddess)

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Today’s Recipe:  Recipe: Pineapple Coleslaw

I have never found a homemade coleslaw recipe that I liked, so this is a result of my own experimentation.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/tf/Recipes/Salads/Fruit/Pineapple-Salad-Recipes.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
May 16, 2019

Body

“The body says what words cannot.”

-Martha Graham, 1985
We express ourselves with our bodies. Our body “language” tells things about us that we cannot hide. Our emotions are broadcast to the world through our posture and our physicality. Our bodies are our instruments – and we can play them with dance and athletics and joy!

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 5 Affirmations for a Discouraged Spirit
Sometimes, we are our worst critic. Whether at work, home, or in a social setting, the lens we train on ourselves can be brutally harsh

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.

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Cat’s Morning Bits for April 18, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for April 18, 2018

Good Morning Beautiful Souls, grab a cup of your favorite morning brew and start things off with “Today’s Inspirations”. I hope you find something here that will make you feel good or help you on your path today.

Blessings, Cat

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And all the woods are alive with the murmur and sound of Spring,
And the rose-bud breaks into pink on the climbing briar,
And the crocus-bed is a quivering moon of fire
Girdled round with the belt of an amethyst ring.
-Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

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Spiritual Unite: Lightworkers: What Are The Symptoms?

If you have ever asked yourself “What is a lightworker?”, or want to know the symptoms and signs of being a lightworker, then you have come to the right place. Today, we’re going to look at the signs and symptoms of lightworkers. But first: What is a lightworker? What Is A Lightworker? A lightworker is a soul incarnated on Earth

http://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/what-is-a-lightworker-symptoms/

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MNN: This rare songbird is back from the brink, thanks to the Endangered Species Act

The United States has watched some iconic native birds disappear during the past 100 years or so, including the passenger pigeon, the Carolina parakeet, the heath hen, the dusky seaside sparrow and possibly the ivory-billed woodpecker.

The Kirtland’s warbler almost joined them, driven to the brink of extinction last century by habitat loss and nest parasites. Its decline was so dramatic that it became one of the original species listed under the U.S. Endangered Species Act (ESA) in 1967.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/blogs/kirtlands-warbler-endangered-species

 

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Spiritual Unite: 1212 Spiritual Meaning: When You See This Number Everywhere

In our daily life, we encounter many numbers. Some numbers become special when they appear again and again. If you see 1212, then it has a special meaning. Composition of Number 1212: Number 1212 is the combination of two numbers: 1 and 2, which are repeated one after another. Number 1 is the strongest number, it indicates the realisation of….

http://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/1212-spiritual-meaning/

 

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EarthSky News: Green moon on April 20, 2018? Nah

For weeks, people have searched for this post more than any other at EarthSky.  No, there won’t be a green moon on April 20, 2018. It’s a joke, y’all, with its roots (ahem) in cannabis culture. 🙂

 http://earthsky.org/space/green-moon-april-20-may-29-2016

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Patheos-Pagan:  Have You Ever Been Called To a Place?

Have you ever been called to a place? A place you heard, without a doubt, beckon you to move there? With no seeming connection or reason to do so?

I moved to Asheville (North Carolina) around three years ago. Having moved most of my childhood between the New York area and North Carolina, I had spent most of my adult years firmly rooted in one place. Once my sons were grown, I felt that restless pull to try life in a different place

 http://www.patheos.com/blogs/witchindeed/2018/04/have-you-ever-been-called-to-a-place/#uqCh3orK9lAcyGbe.99

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Inner Journey: Inner Critics

“We tell ourselves so many lies and half-truths … We listen and are duly impressed by these inner voices that turn into unseen judges that nag at us. We give each of these judges a seat of honor in our minds, all the while hating their guts and their never-ending supply of judgements … We give the judges permission to accompany us on each journey of life, never daring to realize that we can park them, at least momentarily.”
— Eloise Ristad

“The Inner Critic makes each of us a child. As we become the child in our relationships, we lose our sense of self. We are no longer self-contained, self- respecting adults. We look to others for validation. Our self-worth is based upon their opinion of us. Thus, everyone around us becomes a mother or a father whose support and approval is desperately needed to protect us from the constant criticism of the Inner Critic.”
— Hal and Sidra Stone

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A Note from the Universe

One day you’re going to wake up and feel so much joy for your life, exactly as it is, that you wouldn’t trade anything in your past for anything.

And right now, you get to live that bit that you one day won’t trade anything for!

Talk about blessed,

The Universe

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Today’s Recipe: Dandelion Greens and Pomegranate Vinaigrette

Did you know that dandelion greens are edible? Not only are they edible, but they are extremely high in vitamin A, calcium and potassium. If that weren’t reason enough to eat them, they are free! Yes, we all have them, don’t we?

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Dandelion-Greens-and-Pomegranate-Vinaigrette-1.html

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Magical Correspondences for Wednesday

Intentions:Rules healings, the mind, Communication, Divination, Writing, Knowledge, Business Transactions, Debt, Fear,Loss, Travel and Money Matters, Addictions, Young People, Messages, Perception, Self Expression.

Incense: Jasmine, Lavender, Sweet Pea, Cinnamon, Cinquefoil
Planet: Mercury and Chiron (though this is a moon of Pluto)
Sign: Virgo
Angel: Raphael
Colors: Orange, Light Blue, Grey, Yellow and, Opalescent colors and Violet
Herbs/Plants: Fern, Lavendar, Hazel, Cherry, Periwinkle
Stones: Aventurine, Bloodstone, Hematite, Moss Agate and Sodalite
Oil: (Mercury) Benzoin, Clary Sage, Eucalytus, Lavender

Goddesses: Aset [Isis], Demeter, Ceres, Spider Woman, Bona Dea, Oya,
Devi-Kali, Hella, Rhiannon, Coatlique, Maman Brigette, Sekhmet, Het Heret
[Hathor]

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Daily Wisdom
April 18, 2018

Perception

“To a large degree “reality” is whatever the people who are around at the time agree to.” ~ -Milton H. Miller

Basically, the consensus of social perception is what shapes our “reality.” What we see in the media is a reflection of what the general population has “agreed” is “the way things are.” But… things are changing! There is a subtle shift towards a more spiritual life. Sociologists have recognized a growing number of people as “Cultural Creatives” who are leaders in developing all kinds of trends. All of us out there reading spiritual books, doing yoga, serving the community, showing kindness and pursuing our own spiritual growth – we are the cultural creatives! By sharing ourselves and our experiences, we are making a difference in the world… and the difference is good!

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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MBG: The Very Best Breathing Technique For Anxiety

It’s no secret that anxiety and stress levels are on the rise, particularly among young people. Rates of anxiety have been steadily climbing for several decades now, with college campuses reporting that anxiety has surpassed depression as the most common mental health concern among students

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/the-best-breathing-technique-for-anxiety

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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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Thought for the Day: September 7, 2017 ” At The End Of The Day”

Happy Thursday,

A friend shared this quote the other day and I just fell in love with it. We can be our own worst critics and harder on ourselves than anyone else. Our thought for the day goes with yesterday’s of inner peace. By accepting that there is only so much of you to go around and that you can’t do everything AND that that’s OKAY, is a step toward inner peace. For me this is a personal lesson since I became a caregiver and have two houses where things need to be done. I’m learning to choose the most pressing or important things on any given day. If I can fit something else in….. great, if not there is always tomorrow. By accepting this there is a sense of weight lifted and a feeling of accomplishment for what did get done. It’s a change of perspective and outlook that helps heal both mentally and emotionally. Take time to tell yourself “good job” and above all be gentle with yourself. You deserve that as much as anyone!

 

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Thought for the Day: August 15, 2017 Be Gentle”

Happy Wednesday!

Being gentle with yourself should be a part of our daily self care routine. However, there are times when we can be our own worst critic. We get upset with ourselves when we experience a setback , a failure or even when one small thing doesn’t quite work out.  Making mistakes encourages us to grow and learn. Sometime’s when we are overly critical or beating ourselves up over something that didn’t go right  it can stop us from trying again. When this happens simply walk away from it for a time. Take some deep cleansing breaths, ground and center. Find your peaceful place and chill. This frees the mind and allows new energy and ideas to come forward. Now……………. go out and create some tiny miracles!

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