Cat’s Morning Bits for July 27, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for July 27, 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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“ May your troubles be less And your blessings be more. And nothing but happiness Come through your door. ”

– Irish saying

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The Wild Hunt: Summer heatwave reveals ancient landscapes

UNITED KINGDOM — An unusually prolonged bout of hot weather along with developments in aerial technology have had an unexpected benefit for those interested in archaeology. The desiccation of the landscape has led to the discovery of a number of ancient earthworks.

https://wildhunt.org/2018/07/summer-heatwave-reveals-ancient-landscapes.html

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MBG: Tomorrow’s Lunar Eclipse Will Make History. Here’s What Makes It So Special

This Friday, July 27, a rare lunar event could set off a summer 2017 solar eclipse-level frenzy (who could forget those glasses?) across the globe. While it won’t be visible to the naked eye in the U.S., the upcoming total lunar eclipse will cast most of the rest of the world in a red-tinted shadow.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/july-2018-blood-moon-total-eclipse

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Daily Good:

Thousand Mile Walk Home

After being sidelined by injury, professor Michael P. Branch vowed his year would be filled with 1000 miles walked. As he logged his miles, the emphasis became one of practice, like a monk’s meditations, and opened his eyes in a profound way: “[The miles] were all walked here, in the high desert, on public lands, within a ten-mile radius of my home. If my bioregionalist experiment of walking more than a thousand local miles each year has involved weed whackers and beer and skipping as well as pronghorn and golden eagles and the wordless beauty of moonlight gleaming on unbroken snowfields, that may be just as well. It is incremental work, but I have had a glimpse of how these walks might someday add up to a journey, in the same way that a life is comprised only of individual days, which are themselves nothing more than a series of moments in which we choose to take a small step, or do not.”
{ read more } http://www.dailygood.org/more.php?n=7535

Be The Change

What is a practice, such as walking, that you might engage in day in and day out? What is the value in such a practice?

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Elephant Journal: Supercharged Energy Shifts—8:8 Lion’s Gate—Opens July 26 to August 11.

Cosmic energy has been amplified and has felt immensely intense for some weeks now—and many people are feeling exhausted, wondering how much more they can handle.
This high frequency energy is on a pivot that peaks on the 8th of August during the sun’s passage through the Leo constellation of the zodiac,

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/07/supercharged-energy-shifts-88-lions-gate-opens-july-26-to-august-11/

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MNN: Modern image mapping reveals ancient mounds

Researchers find 160 earthen and shell mounds across the East Coast.

Archaeologists studying the history of Native Americans before Europeans set foot on American soil are leveraging advanced technology to pinpoint hidden markers of the past.

“Across the East Coast of the United States, some of the most visible forms for pre-contact Native American material culture can be found in the form of large earthen and shell mounds,”

https://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/blogs/north-americas-hidden-ancient-mounds-uncovered-new-tech

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See what delights in sylvan scenes appear!
Descending Gods have found Elysium here.
In woods bright Venus with Adonis stray’d,
And chaste Diana haunts the forest shade.

-Alexander Pope (1688-1744)

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Patheos-Pagan: Traditional Witchcraft… The Beginnings of a Wood Witch

My path into traditional witchcraft wasn’t a straight shot by any means. It was an indication of my true direction, a slightly more crooked path. I started out young, thirteen, already wearing black, and by fifteen doing piercings. Traipsing to the library after school, right to the occult section, reading every book they had, I was simply driven!

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/witchofthewoodwithravenwood/2017/12/hello-heathens/

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Inner Journey: 

BIG MIND, LITTLE MIND

“It is the mind that makes one wise or ignorant, bound or emancipated.”
— Sri Ramakrishna

Zen distinguishes big mind from small mind. Big mind identifies with its process, is impersonal and participates universally. Big mind is unlimited possibilities, deeper understanding, forgiveness, acceptance, insight, connectedness, attention.

Small mind is self centred and focuses only on itself. It is compulsive, limited, reactive and mechanical. Small mind feeds on itself — fear reacts to fear, judgment reacts to judgment, anger sparks more anger.

Always seek higher perspectives and you will in time find freedom.

“If a pickpocket meets a Holy Man, he will see only his pockets.”
— Hari Dass

“Minds are like parachutes; they work best when open.”
— Lord Thomas Dewar

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

I do believe it should comfort you to know,  that whenever you face a fork in the road of life, no matter which path you choose, I’ll be there in all my glory

(Probably moon walking, with a long, feather boa trailing in the breeze…)

You can’t go wrong –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Fresh Aloe Drink

Using your blender you can make a refreshing drink from whole aloe vera.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Fresh-Aloe-Drink-1.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
July 27, 2018

Inspiration

“My affirmations or utterances come to me ready-made – not forethought – so that I occasionally awake in the night simply to let fall ripe a statement which I had never consciously considered before, and as surprising and novel and agreeable to me as anything can be. As if we only thought by sympathy with the universal mind, which thought while we were asleep. There is such a necessity [to] make a definite statement that our minds at length do it without our consciousness.”

-Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)

We are in spirit, and therefore inspired, all the time, even in our sleep. All we need to do is recognize this, and use what is available to us.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: Green Faith: How Gardening Refreshes the Soul
When you think of gardening do you think of sweet old ladies in straw hats with flowered gloves? It’s so much more!
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 July 26, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for July 26, 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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“ You cannot have everything. I mean, where would you put it? ”

– Steven Wright

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Spiritual Unite: When You Have Spiritual Connection With Cats

We don’t often have to think about how cats come into our home and lives; they are just there. What we don’t think about, is that cats match with spiritual people. Most often cat owners are people with enhanced spiritual gifts. Cats connect with spiritual people, but why are they such a good match?

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/when-you-have-spiritual-connection-with-cats/

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MBG: Overwhelmed By World News? There’s A Spiritual Practice For That

At their root, most spiritual practices are meant to help you keep your heart open and your mind calm—no matter what life brings. But Western culture oftentimes takes this one step further and equates the use of spiritual practice with feeling “good.” Meditating will make you happier. You’re only anxious because you’re not trusting a source larger than yourself. Visualizing a positive outcome will ensure your success. You’ll just feel better if you lean into your true nature.

Those ideas have their merits in some situations, but in times of real human emergency, leaning on spiritual ideals or beliefs in this way can have the opposite effect:

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/spiritual-practice-for-dealing-with-overwhelming-news

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Daily Good: A Miraculous Life of More

“What is it like to be in the midst of a miracle? The idea of a miracle sounds so warm and delicious, the kind of thing you would aspire to experience in a minute, right? Well, in fact, here on earth we are in the middle of miracle school, whether you remember enrolling or not. And, much like life itself (a miracle in its own right), it’s not all sunshine and rainbows.” In this uplifting piece, Anna Alkin challenges our understanding of miracles, calling attention the courage that is needed to face the discomfort and pain that accompany transformation. { read more } http://www.dailygood.org/story/2057/a-miraculous-life-of-more-anna-alkin/

Be The Change

Can you look at your pain and difficulty right now and see a miracle in progress?

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Elephant Journal: There’s No Difference between Being Creative & Being Spiritual.

Every day, I think about writing—yet I haven’t felt quite ready to call myself a writer.
I thought I needed a beautifully poetic surname like Hemingway, or a job title like Professor of Literature, or to have published at least one novel that’s graced the shelf of an actual book shop, and not my Year 12 English assignment that graces the entry table at mum’s house.
And I don’t think I’m alone.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/07/theres-no-difference-between-being-creative-being-spiritual/

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MNN: Why Washington is counting every cat

Washington, D.C., is engaged in an expensive and tricky project that has absolutely nothing to do with Congress.

Instead, a coalition of animal welfare organizations and researchers are working together to count all the cats in the U.S. capital. (And you thought herding cats was hard.)

https://www.mnn.com/family/pets/stories/washington-counting-every-cat

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EarthSky News: Coming up the  Century’s longest lunar eclipse

The eclipse is visible on Friday from Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, New Zealand and some of South America. No eclipse visible in North America. Click in for links to online coverage.

http://earthsky.org/tonight/centurys-longest-lunar-eclipse-july-27

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Patheos-Pagan: Discernment – The Most Powerful Tool

I wrote an article about keeping silent with magickal workings and I’ve received some interesting responses. I still maintain that keeping silent about spellcraft is important, however, Witchcraft is not a ‘one size fits all’ system. What works for me may not work for you and vice versa. What I love about magick is the Law of Paradox; two things in opposition to each other can both be true. This concept is why discernment is the most powerful tool a witch possesses.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/thewitchesnextdoor/2018/07/discernment-the-most-powerful-tool/

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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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Great is the sun, and wide he goes
Through empty heaven with repose;
And in the blue and glowing days
More thick than rain he showers his rays.
-Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-94)

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A Note from the Universe

Have you ever noticed how folks instinctively know that creating wealth is much more fun than spending it, yet they dream more about spending it than they do about creating it?

Could it be they’ve momentarily forgotten that they’re supernatural, that they can have whatever they want, and that life is but a dream?

It’s all yours, baby –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Cardamom Carrot Nut Jam 

This is an exotic Persian twist on a typical jam, using carrots, cardamom, pistachios and almonds. The ingredients are known to be crunchy in their original state, but when cooked down, they turn almost honey-like. You will love this jam for your toasts, and even drizzled on yogurt. I love to give these as gifts!

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Cardamom-Carrot-Nut-Jam.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
July 26, 2018

Inspiration

“Don’t loaf and invite inspiration.
Light out after it with a club.”

-Jack London (1876-1916)

Inspiration can come to us… but more often it is something we go out and find. And we can find it just about anywhere! Spirit is everywhere, in everything. We may have to change our scenery once in awhile to wake us up to that fact. But look around – we are living amongst the richest treasures of spirit all the time – choose to be inspired.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 5 Reasons You Have Nothing to Prove 

We are people pleasers and depending on your experiences that were predominant during your growing up years, it could be wrecking your life. It is very simple to fall into this trap, especially during times of trials and angst. If we continually feel that we need to measure up we will always comply with people to make sure we gain approval
Read more at http://www.beliefnet.com/inspiration/5-reasons-you-have-nothing-to-prove.aspx#j7rUfs7K1fwQEptd.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)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/


					

Cat’s Morning Bits for July 25, 2018

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for July 25, 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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Summer is a glorious season,
Warm, and bright, and pleasant.
-Denis Florence MacCarthy (1811-82)

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Spirituality & Health: 5 Ways To Get Outside

According to outdoor supplier REI, the average American spends 95 percent of their life inside. Most of us work, study, eat and enjoy leisure activities like watching movies, all in the climate-controlled indoors. Yet study after study has shown that being out in nature has positive effects on our health, from reducing depression to lowering blood pressure and bad cholesterol. So why the disconnect? Let’s look at ways to get outside that can inspire even the most “indoor cats” among us to venture out.

https://spiritualityhealth.com/articles/2018/07/24/5-ways-to-get-outside#

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MBG: Houseplants Get Sunburns Too! Here’s How To Save ‘Em

Calling all plant parents! To ring in the height of summer (for half of the world at least), this week mbg is serving up the ultimate plant-centric lineup. Every day, we’ll be tapping expert green thumbs for their current plant obsessions, design hacks, and foolproof care tips. Get ready, get set, get growing.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/houseplant-care-tips-for-summer

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Daily Good: The Wordplay of Pathways

What is your idea of a pathway; both literal and figurative? And once you have started “down this path”, have you ever paused to consider the winding trail of words, meanings and phrases humans use to describe the act of traveling by foot? Find out in this delightful post from a project; dedicated to sharing the moments of life that make you say “Oh, I See”! { read more }

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2047/the-wordplay-of-pathways-joyce-mcgreevy/

Be The Change

Think of one thing you need to do today that you can accomplish on foot, from getting the mail to buying stamps. Take that walk with your senses wide open, traveling a “pathway” of discovery.

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Elephant Journal: Mercury Retrograde: 10 Things Not to Do. {7/26 to 8/19}

The planetary cosmos has an evil plot to make our lives go crazy from July 26 to August 19, 2018. It’s called Mercury retrograde.
For the uninitiated or the skeptical, just pay attention to your life experiences over the next three weeks. You may find yourself joining the millions of believers who plan their year by calling up their local astrologer to find out the dates when Mercury goes retrograde.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/07/mercury-retrograde-10-things-not-to-do-7-26-to-8-19/

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MNN: How to make frozen cat treats

If your cat stares at you when you’re eating ice cream, it can be tempting to share your tasty snack. But milk-based products can have some pretty unpleasant side effects for your feline friend.

https://www.mnn.com/family/pets/stories/how-make-frozen-cat-treats

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EarthSky News: Watch the moon sweep past bright Mars at opposition

On any of these next few nights – July 25 to 27, 2018 – watch for the moon and the very bright red object near it. That red “star” is really a planet, Mars. On July 27, Mars comes to opposition in our sky for the first time since May 22, 2016. That’s when our planet Earth, in its smaller orbit around the sun, passes more or less in between the sun and Mars.

http://earthsky.org/tonight/brightest-mars-in-15-years

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Patheos-Pagan: INTUITION AND SYMBOL

Because it’s counterintuitive, the prevalent view of the symbol is to regard it as belonging in the category that we call ‘intuition’.

Insofar as we can argue that the intuitive faculty is a visual faculty, I can see why the symbol, steeped in visual imagery, should be thought of as having to do with the creative part of the brain, the part that dreams in images and weird translations.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/cartomancer/2018/07/19/intuition-and-symbol/

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Inner Journey: 

WHAT IS YOUR DESTINY?

“The significant business of your life is alive and well, awaiting discovery, within your very soul. You and I were born to come into ourselves as complete and distinctive persons. Accepting this, we build a valuable life.”
— Marsha Sinetar

What is the significant business of your life? What is your purpose? Andrew Schneider says that purpose “is more than just having a direction. It is about one’s place in the universe. It is the journey of finding that place and being there and living fully whatever that place is. It is your own unique place that nobody else has, had, or will have.”

How would you describe your place in the universe?

“We become powerful in the face of our fears when we have a sense that we make a difference in this world. Affirmations of purpose communicate the truth that we are all meaningful participants in this Universe and that we are worthy of giving and receiving love. Some affirmations of purpose are:

– I know that I count and I act as though I do.
– I spread warmth and love everywhere I go.
– I am a healing force in the Universe.”
— Susan Jeffers

“The grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.”
— Joseph Addison

higherawareness.com
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Inspirational Quote

“ Kindly words, sympathizing attentions, watchfulness against wounding men’s sensitiveness–these cost very little, but they are priceless in their value. ”

– F.W. Robertson

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A Note from the Universe

When you can look beneath their behavior that hurt you and you can see the frightened child, it becomes nearly impossible to be angry or carry a grudge.

And you so can.

ILY,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Kid’s Watermelon Grape Fizz

Shaken, not Stirred. Does this phrase ring any bell? This is how James Bond wishes his drink Martini, to be served. This Watermelon Grape Fizz while not shaken will be enough to give you the much needed fizz.

https://pioneerthinking.com/kids-watermelon-grape-fizz

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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
July 25, 2018

Inspiration

“I am one who, when Love inspires, attend, and according as he speaks within me, so I express myself.”

-Dante (1265-1321)

Writers and artists often speak lovingly of their “muse.” Love is a muse that all of us share. What could be more inspiring? When we are “in love” we are “in spirit,” we feel our connection with God. Yet that connection is omnipresent. So when we feel that connection, we can have that same feeling of being “in love” and use it to inspire our selves!

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: Five Compliments Guaranteed to Make Someone’s Day
Make someone’s day today.

I was standing in line at a grocery store behind a young man and his little boy. The boy was playing nearby and accidentally knocked over a large sign. Frightened, he burst into tears, and his father ran to his side and gently comforted him. I was touched by how sweetly he treated his son. After he left the store, I regretted the fact that I didn’t take the time to compliment him. I recalled the times that strangers had surprised me with genuine compliments and resolved to give them out more freely in the future. Here are a few ideas.
Read more at http://www.beliefnet.com/wellness/galleries/five-compliments-guaranteed-to-make-someones-day.aspx#ik8DbpXWIRSErreu.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)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/


					

Cat’s Morning Bits for July 23, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for July 23, 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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Beyond me in the fields the Sun
Soaks in the grass and hath his will;
I count the marguerites one by one;
Even the buttercups are still.
-Archibald Lampman (1861-99)

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Spiritual Unite: The Five Most Powerful Crystals For Healing

Most Powerful Crystals: Healing and energy crystals are a key part of spiritual life. They hold within them powerful energies that can help us in a variety of circumstances and situations. We should not mine any more crystals out of Mother Earth, only use what is already out. Mother needs them more than us.

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/most-powerful-crystals/

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MBG: Is The Universe Giving You The Green Light? Here’s How To Identify The Signs

Ever wondered if the universe was giving you the green light? Maybe it is.

Say you’re trying to decide if you should ask your boss for a raise or more flexible hours. And then, when you’re on your lunch break, you come across an article about how it’s important to be assertive and ask for what you deserve. In big and small ways, the universe will actively encourage us to go after something if it’s in our highest good.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/how-to-identify-signs-from-the-universe

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Daily Good: 6 Habits of Hope

Hope is often viewed as the anticipation of circumstances being better in the future, but in this article environmentalist and social activist Kate Davies suggests that intrinsic hope is based in the here and now. Applying 6 habits of mindfulness to one’s daily life will allow us to live from a place of hope that embraces life as it is now in all of its beauty and complexity.

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2053/6-habits-of-hope-kate-davies/

Be The Change

When you are feeling discouraged and in need of hope, pause in your day and notice the effortless miracle of your breath rising and falling or the natural courage found in nature’s tireless movement to grow all things

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Elephant Journal: 10 Benefits of Speaking your Truth.

Honesty is a b*tch and I am being honest about that.
If we tell someone how we feel and they reject us, we wish we didn’t say anything at all. Every time we stand up for ourselves and then have to defend our words, we start to back up and hide.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/07/10-benefits-of-speaking-your-truth/

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MNN: Handy calculator helps you avoid a sunburn

Anyone who loves the sun faces a number of dilemmas. How much of which SPF of sunscreen to apply? How much time should you really be out there? And will the sun ever stop moving? (Because moving that chair every hour is a real pain in the neck.)

https://www.mnn.com/health/fitness-well-being/stories/sunbathing-calculator-avoid-sunburn

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EarthSky News: Moon’s dark side faces Earth

Tonight – July 23, 2018 – see if you can make out the dark areas on tonight’s waxing gibbous moon. These smooth, low-lying lunar plains are called maria, the plural for the word mare), the Latin word for sea. You should be able to see the darkened portions on the moon with the eye alone. The dark maria on the moon’s near side – the solidified remnants of ancient lunar seas of molten magma – make the near side of the moon reflect less light than the far side, which has fewer maria.

http://earthsky.org/tonight/moons-dark-side-faces-earth

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Patheos-Pagan: Words from a Witch – Magickal Poetry

Witches love songs, spells and chants that rhyme or have a poetry flare. Sometimes the words come easily as if we are being told what to say or write. Other times, emotions fuel the fire. Over the years, I have collected a little book of some poems that have spilled out from my heart and soul. I shall share those with you now.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/thefairytalewitch/2018/07/words-from-a-witch-magickal-poetry/

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Inner Journey:

EXPLORE YOUR FEARS

“Fear is a question: What are you afraid of, and why? Just as the seed of health is in illness, because illness contains information, our fears are a treasure house of self-knowledge if we explore them.”
— Marilyn Ferguson

In our world of duality, fear and love sit at opposite ends of the continuum. Fear belongs only to the personality because it believes in separation and impermanence. The soul never knows fear because it understands the unity of all.

When fear arises, we can invite our soul to sit with our frightened personality. What soul energies are waiting to be acknowledged? When we bring higher energies into the presence of lower energies, the lower energies are transformed.

“What is needed, rather than running away or controlling or suppressing or any other resistance, is understanding fear; that means, watch it, learn about it, come directly into contact with it. We are to learn about fear, not how to escape from it.”
— Jiddu Krishnamurti

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A Note from the Universe 

The difference between how you sometimes see yourself, and how I see you, could be summed up like this:

You wonder, at times, what it is you might do that you’d be wildly successful at.

And I wonder, at times, how you seem to miss that you already are.

Crazy wild –

The Universe

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Today’s Recipe: Green Smoothie Recipe

Get healthy greens into your diet with a simple and delicious green smoothie

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Green-Smoothie-Recipe.html

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

Intentions: Psychic Sensitivity, Women’s Mysteries, Tides, Waters, Emotional Issues, Agriculture, Animals, Female Fertility, Messages, Theft, Reconcilliations, Voyages, Dreams, Medicine, Visions and Merchandise

Incense: African Violet, Honeysuckle, Myrtle, Willow, Wormwood
Planet: Moon
Sign: Cancer
Angel: Gabriel
Colors: Silver, White and Gray
Herbs/Plants: Night Flowers, Willow Root, Orris Root, Birch, Motherwort, Vervain, White Rose and White Iris
Stones: Carnelian, Moonstone, Aquamarine, Pearl, Clear Quartz, Flourite, Geodes
Oil: (Moon) Jasmine, Lemon, Sandalwood

Goddesses: Luna, Selene, Diana, Re, Gaeleach, Ida, Artemis [Whom The Greeks Associated With Bast], The Witches, Yemaya, Erzulie, Bast

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Daily Wisdom
July 23,2018

Inspiration

“Stung by the splendour of a sudden thought.” -Robert Browning (1812-1889)

Robert Browning describes inspiration so poetically. And isn’t that exactly what it feels like? Inspiration seems to come out of nowhere – but we really know exactly where it comes from – Spirit. In fact, the word itself means “in spirit.” So when we are tuned in with that divine energy, we are open to receiving that “splendour” at any time. And it is beautiful.

-Lissa Coffey

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Beliefnet: 6 Soul Benefits of Silence and Solitude
The “still small voice” of the Most High can only be heard in those moments of holy alone time. Here are six soul benefits of practicing this discipline.

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)
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Dreams and Seeds: Cat’s Angel Message for June 5, 2018 

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Dreams and Seeds: Cat’s Angel Message for June 5, 2018 

 June Theme: Balancing our need/desire for earthly materials (possessions, money etc) with focus and faith while staying grounded and present.


Dreams are the seeds of change. Nothing ever grows without a seed, and nothing ever changes without a dream. – Debby Boone


65:  Remember the changes that we worked on  last month? Well, the Angels are reminding us to give those “seeds of change” a little love and nourishment today. These seeds are very much like the physical seeds you plant in your outdoor garden. You have to care for them if they are to grow and produce results. Start looking for the signs that your “seeds have taken root” as you may start seeing good things beginning to take effect, many of these will relate to material issues. Maybe a new job, a move or an opportunity that you won’t want to pass up. Don’t forget to give some attention to the seeds that are already producing and make sure they aren’t withering from neglect.  Changes can be a little scary at first. However if we view them as an adventure we will find new growth popping all over!


Our helpers today are the Archangel Jeremiel who helps us work through life changes. He shows us that the changes we make are in our best interest and how to meet them with excitement. The Celtic Goddess  Brigid helps all who call to her, however her main concern lies in helping women by providing the  direction and courage needed to prosper and grow, she tells us “Hope and optimism shine like the sun and like the sun they hold powerful energy. This energy will help you find your way.” And the Ascended Master Vywamus encourages us to continue our forward progress by using our natural talents to provide inspiration.


The Sacred Stones for today are Chrysoprase which promotes hope and openness to new situations through personal insight. We can also use Cerussite to keep us grounded, and stimulate new growth while teaching us to be flexible and how to adapt to the changes we have made.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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Beyond the Power of Reason: Cat’s Angel Message for May 27, 2018 

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Beyond the Power of Reason: Cat’s Angel Message for May 27, 2018 

 May Theme: This month will bring change. While change sometimes feels scary, it is a necessary thing for our overall growth. Be willing to embrace it and allow it to happen naturally and get ready for better things.


Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe. – Voltaire


527: We are counting down the final days of May and we are being reminded about the power of faith. Faith is inherent to every religion and spiritual path. The only thing it requires is belief in the power that is yours and the power of Spirit. Through our faith we can make things better and create new and wonderful things. We have been working with change this month and that work is never easy, however it is through change that we continue to grow. The stronger your faith is in yourself and the divine the more empowered you become. Remember that by stepping into your role as a co-creator you are better able to embrace the new direction your path is taking!


Since faith requires courage, should you find yourself lacking in that area then Archangel Michael is your go to angel. He helps us to see the best in ourselves by boosting our feelings of worthiness and self esteem. If increasing your faith is what you need then the Ascended Masters Moses, Jesus, El Morya can help to restore our overall faith. The Hindu bodhisattva White Tara provides a gentle energy which helps us to approach things with a focus on divine love and prayer. She tells us “Come and sit beside me. I will help ease the worry in your heart and teach you how to replace it with gratitude and joy. This is where faith dwells and we must only open the doors and invite it forward.”


Our Sacred Stones are Iron Pyrite which dissolves feelings of inadequacy and helps us to open up our unique abilities and hels to unlock our full potential. The gentle energy of Rose Quartz stimulates our ability to heal from within as you work with White Tara and Seraphinite which helps to clear the heart chakra and helps us to open to love on all levels. It is also used to review the progress that you have made in life, and shows the changes that we need to make to best helps us on our path.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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 Cat’s Morning Bits for May 21 , 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for May 21 , 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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It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important.”
-Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930)

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Spiritual Unite: When You Are Connected To Someone’s Soul

Most of our relationships are ephemeral; rarely do they last. In times like these, a soul-to-soul connection doesn’t even exist between family members. We can share our darkest and deepest secrets with another human being, but still feel emotionally detached. And yet, one day, out-of-the-blue, we meet someone.

http://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/connected-to-someones-soul-soulmate/

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MBG: Your Weekly Horoscope: Get Ready For Tons Of Intuitive Hits

On Monday, the quarter moon in Virgo will serve up a reality check.

Can sensuality and sensibility coexist? That’s the theme of the week as planets dance between the two realms. It begins on Monday, May 21, with the quarter moon in earthy, efficient Virgo. This lunar leveling may force us to deal with the not-so-dreamy aspects of a plan, like structure, organization, and budgets. Don’t resist the reality checks. What you discover could be heartening! Perhaps your wild hares are more doable than you realized.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/horoscope-for-may-21-27-2018

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Did You Know?

A beehive in summer can have as many as 50,000 to 80,000 bees. A bee must collect nectar from about 2 million flowers to make 1 pound of honey. It requires 556 worker bees to gather a pound of honey. Bees fly more than once around the world to gather a pound of honey.

 

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MNN: Photographer captures real-life purple rain

When photographer Joshua Moore set up his tripod along the Blue Ridge Parkway about 25 miles south of Asheville, North Carolina, one Sunday in May, he was planning to shoot a sunset. Instead, he got something more breathtaking: a captivating image of purple rain.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/climate-weather/blogs/photographer-captures-real-life-purple-rain

 

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EarthSky News: First Quarter Moon, Regulus on May 21

Tonight – May 21, 2018 – the half-lit first quarter moon passes 1.5o (3 moon-diameters) north of Regulus, the brightest star in the constellation Leo the Lion. Although our sky chart at the top of this post is specifically designed for mid-northern latitudes in North America, nearly everyone worldwide can use the moon to find the star Regulus tonight. Just look for the moon in the evening sky. The nearby bright star will be Regulus.

http://earthsky.org/tonight/moon-regulus-light-up-evening-sky

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Patheos-Pagan: What To Look For In a Spiritual Or Magical Organization

Recently I posted a list of red flags to look for in spiritual and magical orders and organizations, as in, what NOT to look for.

Today I will post a things to actually look for. Peachy, huh? Emphasis on the positive! Here we go!

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/teaaddictedwitch/2018/01/spiritual-magical-organization-tips/

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Inner Journey:  WORK WITH TENSION

“You never will be the person you can be if pressure, tension and discipline are taken out of your life.”
— James G. Bilkey

We need tension in our lives. It’s the force of personal evolution — it sparks creativity and higher consciousness. If we’re not comfortable with a situation, we try to improve it, right?

Tension arises through our experience of opposites. These opposites fight each other as each one struggles for dominance. Tension is transformed when two opposite dimensions of reality are brought together in balance and in wholeness.

Know that tension is an integral part of growth. Instead of avoiding or resisting tension when it arises, identify the opposing forces at play. Make space for each of them to be there together and the tension will transform.

We encounter tensions between positives and negatives, mind and body, self and environment, self and others, and personality and soul – the dualities in our lives.

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.”
— Neale Donald Walsch

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A Note from the Universe

There isn’t a moment in any day, when someone, somewhere, isn’t better off because of something you’ve done.

And no matter what you do, or don’t do, with the rest of your life, you cannot now comprehend the amounts of love, joy, and personal assistance that are already being pressed out to you in gratitude.

Must be nice,

The Universe

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Today’s Recipe: Honey Turnip Cough Syrup

My parents have been using this all-natural method to make their own cough syrup since I can remember. Turnips and honey have awesome natural antibiotic qualities to them. When they meld together, they make a fantastic medicine. This is just as effective as store-bought syrups for cough and congestion, yet it has no side effects. You can keep refilling the turnip with honey to make more of the medicine.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Honey-Turnip-Cough-Syrup.html

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

Intentions: Psychic Sensitivity, Women’s Mysteries, Tides, Waters, Emotional Issues, Agriculture, Animals, Female Fertility, Messages, Theft, Reconcilliations, Voyages, Dreams, Medicine, Visions and Merchandise

Incense: African Violet, Honeysuckle, Myrtle, Willow, Wormwood
Planet: Moon
Sign: Cancer
Angel: Gabriel
Colors: Silver, White and Gray
Herbs/Plants: Night Flowers, Willow Root, Orris Root, Birch, Motherwort, Vervain, White Rose and White Iris
Stones: Carnelian, Moonstone, Aquamarine, Pearl, Clear Quartz, Flourite, Geodes
Oil: (Moon) Jasmine, Lemon, Sandalwood

Goddesses: Luna, Selene, Diana, Re, Gaeleach, Ida, Artemis [Whom The Greeks Associated With Bast], The Witches, Yemaya, Erzulie, Bast

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Daily Wisdom
May 21, 2018

Freedom

“Freedom is not won on the battlefields. The chance for freedom is won there. The final battle is won or lost in our hearts and minds.”–Helen Gahagan Douglas (1945)

It is essential for our souls to feel free. We need freedom of expression, freedom of choice, to learn and grow. And yet, so many of our brothers and sisters all over the world live without that freedom. We are all one, and we feel their pain. Amidst the politics and controversy, what can we do? We can hold them in our hearts and in our minds, lift them up and know the Highest Truth for all of us. We can express gratitude for the freedom that we experience every day.

-Lissa Coffey

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Beliefnet: A Monday through Friday Happiness Plan

Like you, my weeks are busy. Some weeks it feels like Monday through Friday is one long day with a few naps sprinkled in. However, over the years, I’ve developed a plan – a happiness plan.

This plan helps me remember to do things that bring me joy, comfort and happiness even on the blue Mondays and the frantic Thursdays.

http://www.beliefnet.com/wellness/galleries/monday-friday-happiness-plan.aspx#SlqIkqosB8SChbHW.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! Visit Our Store

Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/