Cat’s Morning Bits for July 15, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for July 15, 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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When the heat like a mist veil floats,
And poppies flame in the rye,
And the silver note in the streamlet’s throat
Has softened almost to a sigh. It is July.
-Susan Hartley Swett (1860-1907)

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July Events & Holidays

July 1 Canada Day

July 4 Independence Day

July 4 Full “Buck Moon” at 9:44 pm PST / 10:44 pm MST

July 5 Full “Buck Moon” at 12:44 am EST

July 8 Celtic Tree Month of Holly begins

July 12 Mercury goes direct

July 20 New Moon at 10:32 am PST/ 11:32 am MST/ 1:32pm EST

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Spirit Library: State of Grace (a message from Kate Spreckley)

As the energetic matrix of our new reality becomes more energetically active dormant areas within us are awakening. Ancient knowledge, which has been stored within the cells of our body is being released. As a result, we will encounter a range of different experiences that will shift, align and rebalance our entire being.

Read more…

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Spiritual Unite: LYRAN STARSEEDS – ARE YOU ONE OF THEM?

Lyran starseeds are the oldest souls in our whole galaxy. They are fourth dimensional and perfect in their star, but on earth, they are a bit different from what they would have been if they were on their home ground.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Lammas Customs and Traditions

The early harvest and the threshing of grain has been celebrated for thousands of years. Here are just a few of the customs and legends surrounding the Lammas season.

Read more…..

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MBG: 4 Natural Mosquito Bite Relievers: Science-Backed & Derm-Approved

Come summer, most of the skin care conversation zeroes in on SPF, which is absolutely necessary—proper sun care is nonnegotiable any time of year but especially under some scorching rays. But among peeling sunburns and hyperpigmentation, we can’t forget about another seasonal skin care gripe: mosquito bites.

Read more…

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Plentiful Earth: How to Make Sage Spray

It’s incredibly easy to make a DIY sage spray! With just 5 ingredients, you can spray the bad energy away! Simply add everything to a spray bottle, shake, and spray! If you can’t burn sage smudge sticks to sage cleanse your home, this spray is a great way to create your sacred space!

Read more….

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Today’s DIY: DIY Intention Candles – For Witches in the Broom Closet

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Elephant Journal: 12 Things Introverts Do Best.

I am an introvert, and it’s okay.
Some things are inherent in us, and we may or may not be able to change those personality traits. Well, we may or may not even want to change those things.

Read more…..

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Treehugger: These Sea Wolves Swim for Miles and Live Off the Watery Wilds

Wolves have forever had a storied place in the minds and hearts of humans; and whether seen as threatening or predatory or magical or mysterious, most people think they know wolves. But then there are the sea wolves.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Moon, Venus beautiful before sunrise

Before daybreak these next several mornings – July 16, 17, 18 and 19, 2020 – look eastward to enjoy an eyeful of the waning crescent moon and the dazzling planet Venus. These two brilliant worlds will be hard to miss, as the moon and Venus rank as the 2nd-brightest and 3rd-brightest celestial bodies, respectively, after the sun. Some people might even see Venus after sunrise.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: What Is Shadow Work And Why Is It Crucial To Spiritual Practice?

Shadow work is a term that is frequently used in various spiritual traditions, including pagan and witch communities.

But what is it really?

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/teaaddictedwitch/2020/07/what-is-shadow-work/

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Pagan Playlist: Fantasy Elven Music – The Voice of the Forest

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Inner Journey:

Willingness to change

“At any moment, you have a choice, that either leads you closer to your spirit or further away from it.”
— Thich Nhat Hahn

How are you feeling in this moment? If you are not feeling great, are you willing to make the effort right now to shift your focus so you feel better? Finding something to appreciate will do it.

If you are not willing, that’s okay. Don’t judge yourself. Just be aware that you are choosing to stay where you are.

“Choice of attention… is to the inner life what choice of action is to the outer. In both cases, a man is responsible for his choice and must accept the consequences, whatever they may be.”
— W.H. Auden

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A Note f rom the Universe
It isn’t easy at first, but one of the greatest gifts you could ever give someone who makes your heart soar is the freedom to learn their own lessons, at their own pace.

Even trickier is discovering that one of the greatest gifts you could ever give someone who gets on your nerves is the freedom to learn their own lessons, at their own pace.

And perhaps most challenging of all is understanding that one of the greatest gifts you could ever give yourself is the realization that your heart soaring and your nerves fraying have never been dependent upon other people and their lessons.

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Blueberry Sour Cream Coffee Cake

One really delicious and really unhealthy Sunday coffee cake. I have no idea where I got this recipe from but it was about thirty years ago and has been a family favorite since. The bake time is a bit longer if you’re using frozen berries.

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Magical Correspondences for Wednesday 

Wednesday (masculine)

Magickal Intentions: Communication, Divination, Writing, Knowledge, Business Transactions, Debt, Fear, Loss, Travel and Money Matters

Element: Air

Incense: Jasmine, Lavender, Sweet Pea
Planets: Mercury and Chiron (though this is a moon of Pluto)
Star Sign: Virgo
Angel: Raphael
Power Colors: Orange, Light Blue, Grey, Yellow and Violet
Herbs & Plants: Fern, Lavender, Hazel, Cherry, Periwinkle
Sacred Stones: Aventurine, Bloodstone, Hematite, Moss Agate and Sodalite
Oil: (Mercury) Benzoin, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, Lavender

Deities include Athena, Hermes, Lugh, Mercury, Odin

Wednesday is ruled by Mercury. Wednesday’s vibration adds power to spell work involving inspiration, communication, writers, poets, the written and spoken word, and all matters of study, learning, and teaching. This day also provides a good time to begin efforts involving self-improvement or understanding.

 

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Daily Wisdom
July 15, 2020 

Helping
“We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men.”

-Herman Melville
When we help one person, we’re helping all people – and we’re helping ourselves. Because of our intricate connection with each other – we feel it on some deep primordial level. And it works the other way, too. When one of us is hurt, all of us are hurt. Because of technology and advances in communications, we can understand better how something like a war, way on the other side of the world affects each one of us. We see the war; we feel the emotions. People we love are far away from us, and our hearts are with them, and their families. We can help them with our thoughts and prayers.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Emperor

Kindness will take you very far today. It’s not a show of weakness or inferiority to engage in that random act of kindness. Think of it as acting out of generosity of spirit. The bigger your heart today, the more respect and cooperation will come your way. Make sure your kindness is genuine and from a genuine place. Then you’re virtually unassailable

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 July 6, 2020

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for July 6, 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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** Mercury Retrograde from June 18- July 12

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July Events & Holidays

July 1 Canada Day

July 4 Independence Day

July 4 Full “Buck Moon” at 9:44 pm PST / 10:44 pm MST

July 5 Full “Buck Moon” at 12:44 am EST

July 8 Celtic Tree Month of Holly begins

July 12 Mercury goes direct

July 20 New Moon at 10:32 am PST/ 11:32 am MST/ 1:32pm EST

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Spirit Library: Navigating With Clarity (a message from Kate Spreckley)

All around us life is shifting and changing paving the way for a new way of living and being. As a result, we are being urged to reassess and review our life and the choices we are faced with at this time.

Read more…..

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It is a sultry day; the sun has drunk
The dew that lay upon the morning grass;
There is no rustling in the lofty elm
That canopies my dwelling
-William Cullen Bryant (1794-1878)

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ThoughtCo: Setting Up Your Lammas (Lughnasadh) Altar

It’s Lammas, or Lughnasadh, the Sabbat where many Pagans choose to celebrate the beginnings of the harvest. This Sabbat is about the cycle of birth, life, death and rebirth—the grain god dies, but will be reborn again in the spring.

Read more….

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MBG: A Guide To The 4 Most Common Types Of Introverts

When you hear the word introvert, you might think of someone who’s painfully shy and avoids human interaction at all costs. You might even immediately identify with the word because you prefer staying in with a good book rather than going out. But those associations tend to be a rather simplistic view of introversion.

Read more…..

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Daily Good: The Dynamic Mystery of Relationships

“The more open, present and awake we are, the less objective our relationships become. So-called relationship becomes simple relating. The noun transforms into a verb — an apparent thing opens up into an alive process. If I no longer take myself as an object, I also cannot make you into one. Nor can I create what is happening between us into something. We may call it friendship but it is really a dynamic mystery, a lively, unfolding, open-ended process of listening, sharing, and discovery.” John Prendergast shares more in this excerpt from his book, “In Touch: How to Tune in to the Inner Guidance of Your Body and Trust Yourself”. { read more }

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Today’s DIY: How I Design my Book of Shadows Pages

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3 Pagans And A Cat: Green Earth Witch: Honoring Earth Mother In Nature-Based Witchcraft

So, it’s always interesting to have a spiritual epiphany. My moment is now, writing out who I am as a Witch and the path that most accurately defines my practice. And while I have devotional relationships with several goddesses, I have come to realize my witchcraft centers around one deity.

Read more….

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Treehugger: Moon Gardening Is a Heavenly Thing

Upon first hearing the phrase “moon gardening,” images of gardeners in goddess garb sowing seeds by the light of the moon may come to mind. Which would be really fun, come to think of it, but in fact, moon gardening is much more than that.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Use the Big Dipper to find Polaris

Tonight, use the Big Dipper in the constellation Ursa Major the Great Bear to find the sky’s northern pole star, Polaris. This is the star around which the whole northern celestial sphere appears to turn throughout the night. That’s because this star is located nearly above Earth’s northern axis. In times past, wanderers on the northern face of Earth used Polaris to stay on course.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Goddess of Earth, Love and Beauty – She by Peruquois

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Inner Journey:

How aware are you?

“The capacity for delight is the gift of paying attention.”
— Julie Cameron

How aware are you of:
– your senses?
– your body — its condition, needs and wisdom?
– your fears?
– your defences – how you hide what you’re really feeling?
– your self talk?
– your beliefs and their power to create your reality?
– your passions?
– your purpose?

Go on a treasure hunt to discover your authentic self and the truth of life in and around you!

“Relative to the level of awareness that is possible for us, our ordinary state of consciousness is as far from a direct experience of reality as sleep is from waking consciousness.”
— Don Richard Riso & Russ Hudson

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe
Just a word from you, just a word — and I’m there.

No matter where “there” is. No matter what you want. No matter what you need. No matter where you’ve been. No matter where you’re headed. No matter when you ask. No matter how you ask. No matter who’s there with you. No matter who else you’re thinking of. No matter what, no matter what, no matter what.

Please, believe me –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

Sweet and delicious buttermilk pancakes with a butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon swirl filling. These are great any time of the day and less time consuming than making real cinnamon rolls!

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

Monday (feminine)

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

Element: Water

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

Deities include Artemis, Diana, Luna, Selene, Thoth

Monday is ruled the Moon. Today’s energy best align with spell work that deals with women, home and hearth, the family, the garden, travel, and medicine. It also boosts rituals involving psychic development and prophetic dreaming.

 

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Daily Wisdom
July 6, 2020 
Promises
“Every organization of men, be it social or political, ultimately relies on man’s capacity for making promises and keeping them.”

-Hannah Arendt, 1972

 
It seems like we don’t hear that word used as often lately. When we were younger, it was a really big deal to make a promise. And we knew that a promise meant something we could count on. Today there’s more hedging… we’re reluctant to “promise” results, or overextend ourselves, so we tend to hear: “Well, I can’t promise, but I’ll do my best.” We give ourselves that little “out” so we don’t look bad if we don’t follow-through. Or we get a “guarantee” that comes with an expiration date or a lot of fine print. But promises, real promises, don’t work like that. It’s a way of saying: “I mean it” or “I’ll do what I say I am going to do.”

-Lissa Coffey

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Daily Tarot: Death

A change has been in the air for some time and today the actual transformation could happen. There’s nothing to be afraid of, or to dread, or to fear losing. Room is being made and energy is being set aside for something new and better for you. It could be something small or something large, but whatever it is will be meaningful and affect your daily life.

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 April 8, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for April 8, 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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April Events & Holidays

April 12 Easter

April 15 Celtic tree Month of Willow begins

April 22 Earth Day

April 22 New Moon at 7:25 pm PST/ 8:25 pm MST/ 10:25 pm EST

April 23 Ramadan

April 24 Arbor Day

April 30 Walprgis Night

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Blossom of the almond trees,
April’s gift to April’s bees,
Birthday ornament of spring,
Flora’s fairest daughterling.
-Sir Edwin Arnold (1832-1904)

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Spirit Library: Contemplate & Re-Evaluate

In this time of rapid awakening and transformation it is becoming abundantly clear that we have to stop expecting someone else to make our lives better, the world healthier or the environment cleaner. We need to stop looking to governments, politicians and so called leaders to change our reality.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: How to Season a Cast Iron Cauldron

For many modern Pagans, one of the most popular and often-used tools is the cauldron. You may have chosen a small table-top sized one, a large one that sits in your back yard, or something in between.

Read more…

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MBG: How Your Horoscope Can Help You Thrive While Social Distancing

Some collective shifts are in the air that could affect the way we navigate life in the age of social distancing. Here’s your astrological forecast for the week

Read more….

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Daily Dream Meaning: Marriage

1. If the dreamer is getting married, and is happy about it, either a wedding or another type of much-desired contract or agreement is indicated.
2. If the dreamer is marrying someone whom she does NOT want to marry, then she may be headed for a task that she’d rather not perform. 3. If the dreamer is a guest at someone else’s wedding, the success of a long-term goal may depend on others.
Astrological parallel: Venus, Jupiter, Libra, Sagittarius.
Tarot parallels: The Empress, Justice.

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Daily Good: Courage & Vulnerability: Corona & the Wisdom of Elders

“In every crisis of my life, learning has helped me find my way through. That means paying attention, allowing myself to feel as well as think, looking at things from different angles, gathering the best info available, trying to connect the dots, and ‘living the questions’ when the answers elude me.” For more than five decades, Parker Palmer has written and spoken about subjects ranging from contemplation to community, the inner life to public life, education to social change. He is known as one of the nation’s most thoughtful voices, calling us all to ways of being in the world that honor the human heart and promote a humane society. More in this thought-provoking post. { read more }

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Today’s DIY: The Book of Shadows & How to start yours

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Elephant Journal: How Introverts Feel during a Lockdown.

Yes, I am an introvert. No, I am not happy in lockdown.
Lately, during the COVID-19 lockdown, I have been seeing a lot of memes about introverts and how happy they must have felt when they have found out that they were going to be confined to their homes.

Read more…..

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Pioneer Thinking: Calendula Healing Balm

Healing herbal oils benefit your skin and hair by improving skin hydration and lubrication, by calming and soothing redness, irritation and inflammation, by acting as antiseptics. They can be used to treat skin infections. They are safe for the most sensitive and worth to try if you have skin problems.

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EarthSky News: Seek a daytime moon after sunrise

The April 2020 full moon – the closest and largest supermoon of the year – recently lit up the night sky all night long, from dusk till dawn. Right now, however, the moon is now displaying a waning gibbous phase, so it rising in the east well after sunset. But it is also setting in the west after sunrise. Starting around April 10, 2020, you’ll find the waning gibbous moon low in the west at sunrise.

Read more…

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 Pagan Playlist: Druid/Wiccan Music – Druids of The Witchwood

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Patheos-Pagan: Creating a Magical Refuge

Do you have a refuge? There’s so much stress in the world and our lives right now it’s important to have a place where we can retreat, recharge, and feel safe. You can build a refuge right now by using the tools of magic to protect the energy of your space and fill it with comfort.

Read more….

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Inner Journey:

FILL UP YOUR TANK

“How do we keep our inner fire alive? Two things, at minimum, are needed: an ability to appreciate the positives in our life – and a commitment to action. Every day, it’s important to ask and answer these questions: ‘What’s good in my life?’ and ‘What needs to be done?'”
–NathanielBranden

I have found there’s a very different quality to my action when it springs from a sense of abundance as opposed to a feeling of being impoverished.

When I sense I’m not good enough or that I don’t have enough, I feel driven to be better and to have more. Whatever I do takes effort – there’s an element of struggle involved. And this makes sense because there’s no fuel – I’m working on an empty tank.

When I’m feeling abundant, I act out of my own inspiration. I’m rich and full and so the energy flows naturally. This action at times feels almost effortless.

It’s important to remember that we don’t need money to be abundant. All we need is appreciation of all that we have.

” …what I focus on in life is what I get. And if I concentrate on how bad I am or how wrong I am or how inadequate I am, if I concentrate on what I can’t do and how there’s not enough time in which to do it, isn’t that what I get every time? And when I think about how powerful I am, and when I think about what I have left to contribute, and when I think about the difference I can make on this planet, then that’s what I get. You see, I recognize that it’s not what happens to you; it’s what you do about it.”
— W. Mitchell

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Ever stop and realize that it’s impossible to feel unconditional love for any single person, until you can feel it for every single person?

After all, what differentiates them, except conditions?

You so can do this,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe:  Five Can Soup

“My family absolutely loves this recipe. It’s great for football parties and definitely a new twist on chips and dip! Serve with Fritos® chips.”

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Magical Correspondences for Wednesday

Magickal Intentions: Communication, Divination, Writing, Knowledge, Business Transactions, Debt, Fear, Loss, Travel and Money Matters
Incense: Jasmine, Lavender, Sweet Pea
Planet: Mercury and Chiron (though this is a moon of Pluto)
Sign: Virgo
Angel: Raphael
Colors: Orange, Light Blue, Grey, Yellow and Violet
Herbs/Plants: Fern, Lavender, Hazel, Cherry, Periwinkle
Stones: Aventurine, Bloodstone, Hematite, Moss Agate and Sodalite
Oil: (Mercury) Benzoin, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, Lavender

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Daily Wisdom
April 8, 2020

Meaning
“Life is not meaningful… unless it is serving an end beyond itself; unless if is of value to someone else.”

-Abraham Joshua Heschel (1907-1972)
How many times have we heard the phrase: “There’s more to life than…”? We KNOW there is more to life, more than pettiness, or selfishness, or indulgence, or whatever! We find value in life when we reach out and go beyond our comfort zone – when we help others, when we see how our work resonates out into the world. Life is full of opportunities for us to find meaning, and to create meaning.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Temperance

The blending of different elements creates the harmony you’re looking for today. The Temperance card is very balanced, and it represents bridging the gap between two polar opposites in your life. Do you need to defend the fact that you’re single among all of your committed friends? Or justify why you’re in a complicated relationship? Try not to be defensive.

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 December 27, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for December 27, 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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Where the telescope ends, the microscope begins. Which of the two has the grander view?
-Victor Hugo (1802-85)

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Spiritual Unite: Whale Spirit Animal Meaning – Community Spirit And Resilience Are Key

Having the whale spirit animal means that you have wells of emotional resilience, inner wisdom and value family above all else.
It can also help you to pay attention to your need to recharge and aids in reconnecting with loved ones.

Read more…

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ThoughtCo: Color Magic – Magical Color Correspondences

Color magic is a part of many magical traditions because colors have certain associations. However, bear in mind that some traditions may set their own correspondences that differ from this list.

Read more…..

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MBG: The Best New Year’s Resolutions, According To Your Zodiac Sign 

Don’t get us wrong. We totally support you eating clean, being more socially aware, and calling your mom once a week (at least). But your 2020 horoscope also has hints for how to set intentions that are aligned with the stars.

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Today’s DIY: Making a Tea Bag Wallet

Holds 2 tea bags per pocket or 1 tea bag + sugar packet, yet small enough to fit into your purse.

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Elephant Journal: How to Survive a Party (without locking yourself in a closet): a Guide for Empaths & Introverts.

The minute I walk into a crowded room, my heart begins to race, my breathing becomes shallow, my mouth dries up quicker than a desert, and my palms sweat profusely.

Read more….

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MNN: Snow is teeming with tiny life

Frosty the Snowman famously came to life one day with the help of a magical silk hat. As recent research suggests, however, he and other snowmen might already be more “alive” than most people realize — even if they aren’t dancing around with broomstick canes. That’s because, regardless of how it’s sculpted or adorned, snow itself is often surprisingly full of microbial life.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Don’t miss the young moon and Venus

From virtually everyplace worldwide on December 27, the moon will be better than one day (24 hours) old as the sun sets. If your sky is clear, you can catch the whisker-thin waxing crescent (and possibly, with much more difficulty, the planet Saturn) at dusk. You’ll surely see dazzling Venus, above them, blazing in Friday evening’s western twilight sky. This young moon will be fresh from its ring of fire eclipse a day earlier.

Read more…..

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Patheos-Pagan: The Work of Magic

The work of magic involves transformation, and the first transformation is the shift of perception. And once we establish that anything is possible, then the world as we know it can be flexible. Witches say that the World of Form (that which we perceive with our five senses) is not a limitation.

Read more…..

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Inner Journey:

WHAT IS LOVE?

“When mystics use the word love, they use it very carefully — in the deeply spiritual sense, where to love is to know; to love is to act. If you really love, from the depths of your Consciousness, that love gives you a native wisdom. You perceive the needs of others intuitively and clearly, with detachment from any personal desires; and you know how to act creatively to meet those needs, dexterously surmounting any obstacle that comes in the way. Such is the immense, driving power of love.”
— Eknath Easwaran
“Therefore, when I say that ‘I love,’ it is not I who love, but in reality Love who acts through me. Love is not so much something I do as something that I am. Love is not a doing but a state of being – a relatedness, a connectedness to another mortal, an identification with her or him that simply flows within me and through me, independent of my intentions or my efforts.”
— Robert A. Johnson
“When you are aware that you are the force that is Life, anything is possible. Miracles happen all the time, because those miracles are performed by the heart. The heart is in direct communion with the human soul, and when the heart speaks, even with the resistance of the head, something inside you changes; your heart opens another heart, and true love is possible.”
— Don Miguel Ruiz

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Earth? Where every day you get a fresh start every thought brings you closer, every word makes you more, every decision is the right one, every baby step makes it easier, every smile makes you happier, and every tree knows your name.
Plus, I got you, babe –

The Universe

tut.com

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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
December 27, 2019

Angels

“Angels can fly because they take themselves lightly.”

-G.K. Chesterton (1874-1936)

Doesn’t this make you smile? Enlightenment means lightening up – so angels are a good example for us! We can laugh, and play, and see the goodness and beauty in life – and not take ourselves too seriously

-Lissa Coffey

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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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Making a Difference: Cat’s Angel Message for March 9, 2019 

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Making a Difference: Cat’s Angel Message for March 9, 2019 

March Theme: This month carries the energy of the Ascended Masters. We will be working to improve self love, inner peace and overall clarity. These things will help on the path to manifesting our dreams and goals.


If you feel rooted in your home and family, if you’re active in your community, there’s nothing more empowering. The best way to make a difference in the world is to start by making a difference in your own life. – Julia Louis-Dreyfus


39:  While everyone’s life mission is different there are certain purposes inherent to all. We are each responsible for being the best person we can be and sharing our unique talents, passions and interests with the world around us. To all my fellow introverts out there, this doesn’t mean that you need to go out and teach others (unless that’s part of your calling) leading by example is every bit as powerful. The world is a crazy place right now which makes this all the more important. By doing our part we are leading in a positive manner toward a positive goal. The ascended masters are also calling upon all of the Lightworker’s out there and are asking them to work on completing the tasks that are related to your life purpose because your power is definitely needed at this time.


Archangel Chamuel helps us to uncover things we have lost or forgotten about. This includes our life mission and the thing that we excel at. Relationships are also in his realm of expertise, like the one we have with ourselves and our own spiritual nature. He helps us to build a strong foundation from which we can create our personal evolution. The Ascended Master Vywamus helps lightworkers, all aspects of Life Purpose, Inspiration, and discovering our talents and strengths. And the Greek goddess Persephone tells us “Don’t be afraid to unearth what lies beneath. By shedding light in dark places we often find treasures we had forgotten. These treasure can form the foundations that you need.”


Our Sacred Stones for today include the following.  Malachite, which helps to support friendships and promotes empathy towards others. It also strengthens our ability to absorb and process information so that we can show our feelings in a positive way and the combination of Quartz Crystal and Rose Quartz which sends peaceful, loving energy out into the world.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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Cat’s Morning Bits for May 23 , 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for May 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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The earth is waking at the voice of May,
The new grass brightens by the trodden way,
The woods wave welcome to the sweet spring day,
And the sea is growing summer blue.

-Elizabeth Akers Allen (1832-1911)

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The Wild Hunt: People make offerings to Tutu Pelé as the lava flows
HAWAII — While a Hawaiian volcano continues to spew forth destruction on one Hawaiian island, many forget that it was this same activity that created all the Hawaiian Islands. Destruction transforms into creation. The Hawaiian goddess, Tutu Pelé (Madame Pele) lives in, or is, the Kilauea Volcano. She has become one of the most well-known […] Read More:

 http://wildhunt.org/2018/05/people-make-offerings-to-tutu-pele-as-the-lava-flows.html

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MBG: 4 Steps To Manifesting Abundance When You’re Always Worried About Not Having Enough

Why do we work so hard every day? To live an abundant, happy life in which all our financial needs are met. But when working harder and longer hours isn’t being reflected back to us in our bank balance, we need to look at our mindset about money.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/4-steps-to-manifest-abundance

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Elephant Journal: How Energy Healing helped me Discover who I am & Create a Life I Love.

Who else has ever felt disconnected from themselves and their lives—like something is wrong, or they’re not quite whole?
It’s common for many of us, especially those who were raised to follow others’ expectations regarding what we should do with our lives.
I used to feel this way.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/now/how-energy-healing-really-works/

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MNN: Uncovering the mysterious origins of the mima mounds

From the otherworldly rainforests of the Olympic Peninsula to the towering volcanic peak of Mount Rainier, the state of Washington is land of many grand natural wonders. While these larger-than-life destinations are bound to dominate a Pacific Northwest travel itinerary, one other fascinating yet little-known locale is Mima Mounds Natural Area Preserve.

https://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/eco-tourism/blogs/uncovering-the-mysterious-origins-of-the-mima-mounds

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EarthSky News: Mars brighter in 2018 than since 2003
Mars is getting bright! But it’s still up between midnight and dawn. Between now and July, the Red Planet will shift over into the evening sky … and then the drama will begin!

http://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/why-is-mars-sometimes-bright-and-sometimes-faint

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Patheos-Pagan: Searing Sun, the Hurricane’s Howl: What Can We Do About Climate Change?

When we think of the Divine in Nature, we think of nature’s beauty – the green earth and the white moon among the stars – but nature can be frightening as well as beautiful. Our ancestors venerated nature because they feared as well as loved it, because they knew they were totally dependent on something more powerful than themselves. In contemporary Pagan rituals, we domesticate the elements.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/viviannecrowley/2014/07/searing-sun-the-hurricanes-howl-what-can-we-do-about-climate-change/

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Inner Journey: 

TIME TO CHANGE DIRECTION?

“Employ the power of positive quitting. Most of us view quitting as something negative, but it’s not. ‘Winners never quit,’ we’re told, when, in reality, winners quit all the time: choosing to stop doing things that aren’t creating the results they desire. When you quit all the things that aren’t working for you, when you quit tolerating all the negative things that hold you back, you’ll create a positive ‘charge’ in your life as well as create the space in your life for more positive experiences.”
— Jim Allen

“I like thinking of possibilities. At any time, an entirely new possibility is liable to come along and spin you off in an entirely new direction. The trick, I’ve learned, is to be awake to the moment.”
— Doug Hall

“Persons and societies do not submit passively to surroundings and events. They make choices as to the places where they live and the activities in which they engage — choices based on what they want to be, to do and to become. Furthermore, persons and societies often change their goals and ways; they can even retrace their steps and start in a new direction if they believe they are on a wrong course. Thus, whereas animal life is prisoner of biological evolution which is essentially irreversible, human life has the wonderful freedom of social evolution which is rapidly reversible and creative. Wherever human beings are concerned, trend is not destiny.”
— Rene Dubos

higherawareness.com

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Whenever conferring with another – either face to face or across the miles – whether a human being, departed spirit, or sentient tree, always speak to the highest within them.

It makes such a difference.

Amen,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Horseradish Sauce Recipes

Horseradish is a food you either love or hate. Follow precautions if grinding the root to make your sauce.

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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
May 23 , 2018

Freedom

“I believe in freedom – social, economical, domestic, political, mental and spiritual.” -Elbert Hubbard

Freedom is all-encompassing; you can’t have one “kind” of freedom without all the others. I remember Deepak Chopra talking about the 25 qualities of the Unified Field. Scientists have studied this Field, which could also be called “all of nature,” and identified 25 qualities that it has. Because we are one with this Field, these are qualities inherent in each of us, too. Number 24 on the list: Freedom.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: The 7 Greatest Strengths of an Introvert

What others might call weakness is an introvert’s greatest strength.

If you’re an introvert, it can seem like the world just isn’t built for you. From the very beginning, others have tried to change you, telling you to “come out of your shell” so that you can get the most out of life.

But, as an introvert, you know that some of the greatest pleasures of life come from within. What others take for shyness, you know to be thoughtfulness.

 http://www.beliefnet.com/inspiration/the-7-greatest-strengths-of-an-introvert.aspx#99lUBeo0RKi6qTIY.99

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Thought for the Day: July 3, 2017

Happy Monday!

Holidays and long weekends can be stressful, particularly if you are not a large group type of person. Just remember that it okay to step back for a bit and regroup. If you are an introvert (like me) sometimes just hanging out on the fringes of a group works just fine. It’s a great way to still be sociable and maintain your comfort zone. Breathe, laugh, enjoy!

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