Cat’s Morning Bits for July 16, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for July 16, 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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A moon-flooded prairie; a straying
Of leal-hearted lovers; a baying
Of far away watching dogs; a dreaming
Of brown-fisted farmers; a gleaming
Of fireflies eddying nigh, –
And that is July!
-James N. Matthews (1852-1910)

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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.

Read more….

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The Magic of Mugwort

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ThoughtCo: Hold a Lammas Harvest Ritual

In some Pagan traditions, Lammas is the time of year when the Goddess takes on the aspects of the Harvest Mother. The earth is fruitful and abundant, crops are bountiful, and livestock are fattening up for winter.

Read more….

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MBG: The Meaning Behind The Om Symbol & Sound, Plus How To Use It Respectfully

For a simple-looking symbol, Om packs a whole lot of meaning. With roots in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism, the Om can now be seen and heard in spiritual spaces around the world. But what does it mean, and how can we use it in a way that’s respectful to its roots? Here’s what Om stands for, plus how to integrate it into your spiritual practice.

Read more…..

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Daily Good: Big Picture Competition: Celebrating Earth’s Diversity

Now in its seventh year, BigPicture encourages photographers from around the world to contribute their work to a competition that both celebrates and illustrates the rich diversity of life on Earth, and inspires action to protect and conserve it through the power of imagery. Take a look at the gallery of stunning images from this year’s winners, and learn more about the photographers here. { read more }

Be The Change

Look for a big picture “snapshot” as you walk through your day. Maybe you will take an actual picture, maybe it will be a mental one — either way, look for a frame that lifts you into a larger perspective– and see what extraordinary things you discover even within the “ordinary” setting of the familiar.

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Today’s DIY: Purification Balm || Simple Spell for Self Healing

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Elephant Journal: A 2-Minute Journaling Exercise to show us Where we’re Directing our Energy (& how to Change Course).

There’s an old Cherokee parable that goes like this:
An old man was teaching his grandson about the meaning of life.

He told his grandson that inside each of us there is a fight going on.

This fight is between two wolves

Read more…..

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Treehugger: 11 of the Loudest Animals on Earth 

The world’s loudest animals call, roar, snap, and howl when they’re looking for food, mates, or just trying to find their way home. There’s a whale that’s louder than a jet engine, a shrimp that can stun prey with its sound, and a monkey that can be heard a remarkable three miles away.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Altair and Aquila the Eagle

In the east after dark on these July evenings, look near the horizon for Altair, the brightest star in the constellation Aquila the Eagle. This is the bottom star of the Summer Triangle; that is, it’s the last of these three bright stars to ascend over the horizon. This star is 16.7 light-years from our sun and is one of the closest stars visible to the unaided eye..

Read more…..

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Patheos-Pagan: Gathering the Godds: Who’s a Part of Your Pandemic Pod?

We’re still in the no-touch pandemic times. Likely for a while to come. And I don’t know about you, but I’m tired. And starved. I crave the brush ups against friends, the long deep hugs, the laying in each other’s arms in the sunshine.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist:  Magpie – The Unthanks – LYRICS

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Inner Journey:

LIVE NOW

“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.”
— Annie Dillard

We lose the power of the moment because we’re so rarely in it. We’re reliving the past or speculating about the future. We continue to believe that tomorrow’s the day when I’ll be more capable, more wealthy, more fit and more loving. Meanwhile, I’m just putting in time, dreaming of better things but not making any concrete move to realize them.

When you find yourself thinking of the future or the past, bring your awareness into the present moment. Really experience how you feel and what’s happening around you, without judgment. If we can treasure each moment, our lives will be rich, no matter what we have accomplished.

“Lost, yesterday, somewhere between sunrise and sunset, two golden hours, each set with sixty diamond minutes. No reward is offered for they are gone forever.”
— Horace Mann

“If, before going to bed every night, you will tear a page from the calendar, and remark, ‘there goes another day of my life, never to return,’ you will become time conscious.”
— A. B. Zu Tavern

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A Note from the Universe

The perfection of your every “issue” is beyond human comprehension. Don’t be fooled. You’ve made no mistakes. The territory behind you and the challenges at hand were precisely crafted to deliver the wisdom and insights that’ll make possible the most joyful time of your life, so far.

You didn’t come here to face hurdle after hurdle after hurdle. It’s not as if by mastering your issues today, more issues will be added tomorrow. That only happens when you deny them today. Master your issues, today, and be free.

Get through what you must get through, today. Understand what troubles you, today. Do what you can, today. And all the rest will be made easy.

So little can yield so much. A new perspective, an admission, a surrender to truth — however painful — changes everything.

You are so deserving of everything you now want…

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: On-the-Farm Scrambled Eggs

Creamy scrambled eggs with chives and goat cheese create an earthy flavor that will bring you to the farm. A dash of sriracha is your bus ticket home if you need it. Serve with your favorite toast, and since you are there, a slice or two of bacon.

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

Thursday (masculine)

Magickal Intentions: Luck, Happiness, Health, Legal Matters, Male Fertility, Treasure and Wealth, Honor, Riches, Desires, Leadership, Public Activity, Power and Success

Element: Earth

 Incense: Cinnamon, Musk, Nutmeg and Sage

Planet: Jupiter
Star Signs: Sagittarius and Pisces
Angel: Sachiel
Power Colors: Purple, Royal Blue and Indigo
Herbs & Plants: Cinnamon, Beech, Buttercup, Coltsfoot, Oak, Dill, Borage, Patchouli
Sacred Stones: Sugilite, Amethyst, Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli and Sapphire
Oil: (Jupiter) Clove, Lemon Balm, Oakmoss, Star Anise

Deities include Juno, Jupiter,Thor, Zeus

Thursday is ruled by Jupiter. Today’s energies influence all matters involving material gain and spell work for general success, accomplishment, honors and awards, legal issues, luck, gambling, and prosperity.

 

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Daily Wisdom
July 16, 2020

Helping
“We cannot hold a torch to light another’s path without brightening our own.”

-Ben Sweetland
We’re all connected. By helping another, we’re helping ourselves! And for that reason, we need to be able to ask for help when we need it, too. By allowing someone to help us, we are actually giving that person the opportunity to learn and grow! It’s good to help out, and it’s good to seek help when we need it, too. We’re all in this together!

-Lissa Coffey

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Daily Tarot: The Tower

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

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for July 13, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for July 13, 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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The dawn was apple-green,
The sky was green wine held up in the Sun,
The Moon was a golden petal between.

-D. H. Lawrence (1885-1930)

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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: Seesaw Experience (a message from Kate Spreckley)

This is a time of great intensity where we are completing an important evolutionary cycle. With the ending of this last eclipse season we are being exposed to new and different energies.

Read More…

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Friendship Breakup Souring Spell | Witchcraft

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ThoughtCo: Celebrating Lammas When You Eat Gluten-Free

Lammas, which falls on August 1 in the northern hemisphere, and February 2 below the equator, is one of the most popular of the Pagan sabbats –

Read More…

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MBG: Weekly Horoscope For July 13–19: What’s In The Stars For You?

This week’s “cirque du Soleil” begins on Tuesday, July 14, with an eye-opening opposition to Jupiter retrograde.

Read more….

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Daily Good: Non-Violent Communication: A Language of Life

In 2002 Thom Bond was a successful environmental engineer, passionate about designing smart buildings that used alternative energy. Then he chanced upon Marshall Rosenberg’s landmark book Non-Violent Communication: A Language of Life. “By the time I read Chapter 1, it hit me that I had found what I was looking for…A set of concepts and ideas to be able to move through conflict.” Thom realized instinctively that he’d found a new technology — one that was human-oriented as opposed to building-oriented that would allow for more effective and harmonious use of energy.{ read more }

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Today’s DIY: DIY Fairy Lantern / fairy glow jars

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Elephant Journal: Writing the Emotional Wave into the Sunset—How Journalling Untangles the Knots.

On this ride of untangling the knots I’ve accumulated along the way, conditioned and then self-perpetuated, I’m learning to work with my emotional swells with a lot more clarity and calm than ever before.

Read more…..

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Treehugger: How to Make Dehydrated Banana Chips

You can make delicious dehydrated banana chips in your oven, in the great outdoors, or with a food dehydrator. Depending on your technique and your patience, these dried fruit treats can be ready in a few hours or a week.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Jupiter reaches opposition July 13-14

On the night of July 13-14, 2020, our planet Earth flies between the sun and the outer planet Jupiter. Our faster motion places Jupiter – largest world in our solar system, and an exceedingly bright planet in our sky – opposite the sun about once each year. In other words, Jupiter is now rising in the east as the sun is setting below the western horizon. Astronomers call this event an opposition of Jupiter.

Read more…

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Patheos-Pagan: The Basics: Candle Magic

Candle magic is one of the most popular methods of working magic. It can be as simple as lighting a white candle and putting your intent into it or going the whole hog and tying in the correct colour of the candle, adding corresponding herbs, anointing with oil, carving runes or sigils, chanting a spell to go with it – or anywhere in between.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: The Earth, The Air, The Fire, The Water, Return

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Inner Journey:

5 STEPS TO SELF-ACTUALIZATION

“Every human action, whether it has become positive or negative, must depend on motivation.”
— Dalai Lama

Monitoring what motivates me has helped me see how I am growing. I do things for different reasons now than I did 10 years ago. As we pay ongoing attention to our motives, we can see how both our conscious and unconscious attitudes are changing.

Here are some ways that our motives can shift with rising consciousness:
• I desire
• I want to collect things
• I want to know
• I want to serve
• I want to be

What are your motives as you participate in life?

“There are three kinds of people and three kinds of richness:
• people who want to have, to collect
• people who want action, work and labor
• people who want to be

“The real richness is in be-ness. People can take all that you have, all that you collected. People can stop your labor, or an accident can stop you. When you are, you never lose what you are.”
— Torkom Saraydarian

“You are what you think. You are what you go for. You are what you do!”
— Bob Richards

“A good intention clothes itself with power.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

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A Note from the Universe 
Let’s see, last time I checked you were still a forever being with as many second chances and new romances saved up as there are stars in the night sky; whose thoughts fly on wings, whose dreams become things, and for whom all the elements bow.

In case you were wondering.

Moonbeams,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe:  Pesto-Stuffed Grilled Portobellos

Pesto-stuffed grilled portobellos make for the perfect summer outdoor meal. It stands alone as vegetarian fare if you serve it with fresh fruit (such as watermelon chunks and blueberries); I love it with cedar-plank grilled salmon as well. You will think you’ve died and gone to heaven.

Read more….

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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 13, 2020 
Helping
“What do we live for if not to make life less difficult for each other?”

-George Eliot
When we look for our dharma, our purpose in life, we recognize it when we can affirmatively answer the following questions: Is this something I love to do? Is this something that helps others? Of course there is a huge range of things that qualify as helpful, and we can’t all be Mother Teresa. But we can each contribute to making the world a better place, and spreading some light, love and laughter in our own unique way.

-Lissa Coffey

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Daily Tarot:  The World

You may not expect or even want it, but today you will be properly acknowledged and even honored for a skill, talent, or accomplishment. Your big heart will also be appreciated. Some sort of public reward is possible, if only in the form of praise, which can be transformed into something more tangible later. If not seeking validation or kudos, be on the alert because it’s coming. You’ve earned it!

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 September 23, 2019

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for September 23, 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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Take the fruit I give you, says the bending tree;
Nothing but a burden is it all to me.
Lighten ye my branches, let them toss in air.
Only leave me freedom, next year’s load to bear.
-Lucy Larcom (1824-93)

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MBG: Your Horoscope Says This Is The Week To Kick-Start Back-Burner Goals

This week, the AstroTwins share how to start balanced, harmonious Libra season off on the right note.
On Monday, Libra season starts, and harmonious vibes will likely follow.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/september-23-29-2019-horoscope-from-the-astrotwins

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Treehugger: 2019 Equinox: 12 facts about the first day of fall

Well hello, fall! Even though it happens year after year, the arrival of autumn is always a little surprising. Almost as if on a switch, one day late in the summer you feel it – a subtle crispness in the air. And before you know it, it’s pumpkin-spice-everything everywhere.

https://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/12-facts-about-autumnal-equinox.html

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ThoughtCo: Celebrating Mabon With Kids

Mabon falls around September 21 in the northern hemisphere, and around March 21 below the equator. This is the autumn equinox, it’s a time to celebrate the season of the second harvest. It’s a time of balance, of equal hours of light and dark, and a reminder that the cold weather isn’t far away at all.

https://www.learnreligions.com/celebrating-mabon-with-kids-2562314

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Magic and Spells for Mabon: Wiccan Spell for Balance

The Wiccan Sabbats are often reserved specifically for celebration rather than magical workings. However, there are times when we have needs, and the Sabbats are particularly powerful times to cast spells.
One big goal in Wicca is to learn to achieve balance in our lives, and sometimes finding a healthy balance can be difficult. Be it internal or external reasons, it’s so easy for problems to push us off balance, and it can be hard to get back again.

https://exemplore.com/wicca-witchcraft/Magic-and-Spells-for-Mabon-Balancing

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The Celtic Connection: Mabon Ritual
Autumn Equinox, 2nd Harvest, Falls Between September 21 – 23

Tools:
In addition to your magical tools you will need:

https://wicca.com/celtic/akasha/mabonrit.htm

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Elephant Journal: Awaken your Inner Mystic with an Equinox Journal for the Wild Heathen (Sept. 23)

September 23, 2019
Autumn Equinox (Northern Hemisphere), Spring Equinox (Southern) under a Waning Crescent Moon in Cancer

What is the magic that awakens our inner mystic during the Equinox, when the light is equal between night and day?

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/09/awaken-your-inner-mystic-with-an-equinox-journal-for-the-wild-heathen-monika-carless/

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MNN: 8 things you didn’t know about the autumnal equinox
If you’ve ever wondered what hamsters and the French Revolution have to do with the first day of fall, we’ve got the answers.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/climate-weather/stories/8-things-you-didnt-know-about-the-autumnal-equinox

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EarthSky News: Year’s fastest sunsets around equinoxes

Tonight – at sunset – here’s a natural phenomenon you might never have imagined. That is, the sun actually sets faster around the time of an equinox. The fastest sunsets (and sunrises) occur at or near the equinoxes. And the slowest sunsets (and sunrises) occur at or near the solstices. This is true whether you live in the Northern or Southern Hemisphere.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/fastest-sunsets-around-equinox-time

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Patheos-Pagan: Autumn Tide Magic: Holda And Her Releasing Geese

Summer is quickly coming to a close here in the northern hemisphere and all I can think is, “Thank Gods.” If you know me, then you know that I am not a summer person. I don’t do well with the heat and my feelings of depression seem to pop up more frequently during this season than any other (strange, I know!).

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/byathameandstang/2019/09/autumn-tide-magic-holda-releasing-geese/

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Inner Journey:

USE DOWN TIMES TO GOOD ADVANTAGE

“The affairs of the world will go on forever. Do not delay the practice of meditation.”
— Milarepa

In our busy schedules, we can often complain that we don’t have time to meditate. But if we are sincere in our desire to go inside, we can create our own moments of stillness in the midst of our activity.

Stopped at a traffic light? Do some deep breathing. Waiting in line at the bank or grocery store? Repeat an uplifting word such as ‘love’ or ‘peace.’ Riding the bus to and from work? Value these times as an opportunity to close your eyes and go within or to say a little prayer.

“Wherever you go in the midst of movement and activity, carry your stillness within you. Then the chaotic movement around you will never overshadow your access to the reservoir of creativity, the field of pure potentiality.”
— Deepak Chopra

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A Note from the Universe

No one can see into your heart.

Which is why you sometimes have to show them how you feel.

Winks, hugs, and gifts –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Sautéed Butternut Squash

These winter squashes can be cut into thin, small pieces and sauteed for a yummy fall side dish.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Sauteed-Butternut-Squash-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
September 23, 2019

Conscience

“I should love to satisfy all, if I possibly can; but in trying to satisfy all, I may be able to satisfy none. I have, therefore, arrived at the conclusion that the best course is to satisfy one’s own conscience and leave the world to form its own judgment, favorable or otherwise.”

-Mohandas K. Gandhi (1869-1948)

Remember Jiminy Cricket singing “and always let your conscience be your guide.” And I can still hear his little cricket voice from the Disney cartoon, I must have heard that dozens of times when I was a kid. I think the simple explanation I was given at that time was that your conscience would always tell you the right thing to do. If you listened to your conscience, you wouldn’t give in to temptation and do something you would regret later. I may not have understood that completely when I was a child, but I get it now. Sometimes it takes some life experience for us to really learn the lesson. Gandhi is saying here that you can’t please everyone, so you’ve got to please yourself by doing what your conscience tells you is the best thing to do. Then basically let the chips fall where they may.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Hanged Man
Things may not be going the way you like, but this is no time to give up. Whatever went wrong yesterday or last year is no excuse to stop trying to make things right. Be honest with yourself and do what you can to at least not make matters worse. There’s nothing that can’t be forgiven, repaired or replaced. Keep the faith and keep going.

astrology.com

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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 September 6, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for September 6, 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 dawn laughs out on orient hills
And dances with the diamond rills;
The ambrosial wind but faintly stirs
The silken, beaded gossamers.
–Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874–1942)

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Spiritual Unite: Twin Flame Unity: The Spirit Consciousness

The Twin Flame experience is special. No other relationship can help us understand the true oneness of the soul and of consciousness more than the Twin Flame relationship, centred as it is purely on the spirit level of consciousness. We love our Twin Flame as we love ourselves, on the same level. That is no accident our Twin Flame….

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/twin-flame-unity/

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MBG: The Age When Your Self-Esteem Peaks Will Pleasantly Surprise You

How will you change over the years as you get older? Past research offers strong evidence that, although there are parts of personalities that stay relatively set throughout our lives, we do in fact experience real character growth over time. The primary way we change is through maturation: All of our more pro-social, positive traits (things like conscientiousness and social skills) tend to increase as we get older, whereas many of our more negative traits (things like impulsiveness and anxiousness) tend to decrease.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/your-self-esteem-grows-as-you-get-older

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The wound is the place where the Light enters you. –Rumi

Daily Good: Welcome to Our Shared Humanity

In moments of difficulty, we can feel utterly and completely alone in our pain and suffering. Actually, in this very moment, everyone is carrying some burden. It might be physical, like a load of heavy bricks. It might be emotional, like a regret from the past. It might be a burden of basic survival, like finding enough food or a safe place to sleep for the night. We are, in this very moment, part of a great interconnected web of shared struggle. Explore this thoughtful essay to discover simple practices for being a healing strand in this shared web of humanity. Ultimately, that healing will find its way back to you. {read more }

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2076/welcome-to-our-shared-humanity-ted-seymour/

Be The Change

Make time today to offer silent wishes for peace and well-being to every life form you encounter.

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Elephant Journal: Neptune in Opposition—but Still on Our Side.

Come September 7th, Neptune will stand directly opposite the sun in the night sky—and we will stand between those two worlds, like curious children looking up at giants.
It would serve us well to remember that curious child inside each one of us.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/09/neptune-in-opposition-but-still-on-our-side/

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MNN: Understanding fake honey and how to avoid it

A recent report about “honey laundering” in Australia is another reminder of the benefit of supporting local farmers.

Testing showed that Australia’s biggest honey producer, Capilano, and some of that country’s largest supermarkets have been selling fake honey — many of them unknowingly — according to the Sidney Morning Herald. Much of the honey was adulterated, meaning it had been mixed with other substances. That was uncovered by a German lab commissioned by a law firm looking into the reports.

Read more……………………

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EarthSky News: Hazy light pyramid in east? False dawn

For the Northern Hemisphere, these next months are your best time all year to catch the zodiacal light, or “false dawn.” And the next few days are great, because the moon will be in a waning crescent. There might be some great photo opportunities with a waning crescent moon and the zodiacal light, since both will be located in the east before dawn breaks. On September 9, the moon will be new, or between the Earth and sun, and then it’ll be back entirely in the evening sky … gone from the sky before dawn, leaving it dark for your zodiacal light viewing pleasure.

Read more……………

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Patheos-Pagan: Get Yourself in Gear by Using School Starting Magic and Goal Setting

Every year I ask my two daughters to create goals for themselves for the year. Last week, Python coding, Indian History (subcontinent not American), chemistry, and finishing a novella all got put on the docket along with much more.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/dandelionlady/2018/09/get-yourself-in-gear-by-using-school-starting-magic-and-goal-setting.html

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Inner Journey:

WHAT ARE YOU THINKING?

“I never know what I think about something until I read what I’ve written on it.”
— William Faulkner

What have you been thinking lately?

Do you know? We get so accustomed to our thoughts that we lose awareness of them. We don’t see how they are stuck in old habitual patterns, most of which don’t serve us.

Take time to journal so you can capture your thoughts on paper. By doing so, you will begin to take control of your mind and use it to best advantage.

“When you choose to understand [and] exercise control over the functions and attributes of your own mind, you will be empowered to create your own reality, to be completely self-reliant and totally prosperous.”
— The Delfin Knowledge System

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

While you might, from time to time, envy others, it’s precisely during those moments when you might ask yourself whether or not you’d actually like to be them.

Envy cured, huh?

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Gluten Free Blueberry Breakfast Bread

This is a great bread loaf for those looking for a gluten free, dairy free, and low carb option. You can have it fresh out the oven, but I prefer to cut them into 1/3″ slices, toast them, and have them with butter and/or jam. This bread’s consistency is a cross between banana bread and an English muffin. If you’d like it more like the former altogether, add a few tablespoons of sugar, as this recipe is barely sweet.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Gluten-Free-Blueberry-Breakfast-Bread.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
September 6, 2018

Leadership
“Divide and rule, the politician cries;
Unite and lead, is watchword of the wise.”

-Goethe (1749-1832)

It has been said a million different ways, a million different times: we’re all in this together. Great leaders understand this and show us just how much we have in common. Together, with all of our talents and intelligence working as one, we can accomplish so much, more so than we ever could alone.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 6 Ways to Adapt to Change

A man loses his job. A woman discovers her boyfriend was cheating on her. Another person discovered he has cancer at 49. We don’t like change. In fact, just thinking about the possibility of change gives some people the chills. No matter what, change makes us feel miserable and if we could high-tail from it, we would and frequently do. We are creatures of habit and feeling a sense of security is normal and when we are knocked on our butts with horrible news–we take a dive into a foreign land
Read more at http://www.beliefnet.com/inspiration/6-ways-to-adapt-to-change.aspx#XhbiF23O9dFz0OlC.99

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Cat’s Morning Bits for March 8, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for March 8, 2018

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

Blessings, Cat

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What is the roar of a lion,
If it ends in the bleat of a lamb, March?

Mark Cook (1854-1882)

almanac.com

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Mind Body Green: How To Craft The Ultimate Spiritual Sanctuary At Home

By designating a corner, a table, or even just a windowsill as a mindful, tech-free zone, you’ll remind yourself to take a minute to pause and breathe every day. This sanctuary can be the backdrop for a journaling routine, meditation practice, or expression of gratitude, or any other practice or ritual that you love.

And crafting sacred, meditative space at home is a lot easier than it sounds. Here are 10 essentials to get your spirit sanctuary started for under $100:

Read more………………..

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Beliefnet: Write Your Way To A Richer Life

Journal writing is one of the most accessible yet powerful tools we have for self-knowledge. What’s more, it has brilliant ripple effects over your whole life. Writing something down can clear space in your mind and heart. It lets you refine your thinking and offers tremendous relief from confusion or turmoil. It is also creative and gives you a chance to observe life through new eyes. Start journaling today–your spirits will rise and life itself will become far more interesting

Read more………………….

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thought.co: Magical Days Of The Week

In many traditions of Paganism, days of the week are very important aspects of effective spellcasting. For example, spells to do with abundance or prosperity could be done on Thursday, because it is associated with riches and desire. When casting a spell concerning business or communication, one might prefer to work on a Wednesday due to its associations

Read more…………….

 

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EarthSky News: Scientists discover supercolony of 1.5 million penguins

The Adelie penguins on the Danger Islands went undetected because the islands are so remote and the water surrounding them so treacherous.

Read more……………….

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Patheos-Pagan: The Magick of Divination

You decide that you would like to experience the magick of divination. You are anxious to discover your fortune, your future and so you cautiously open the door to the Tarot Reader�s studio. A strong scent of frankincense invites you further in, as chimes attached to the old wooden door sing in delight that a customer has arrived.

You soon find that you are greeted by an older woman who smiles and takes you by the hand , leading you to a room in the back and a table covered in bright beautiful cloth. You are amazed when she begins to speak and carefully listen

Read more……………….

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Inner Journey

THE PATH TO WHOLENESS

We think that God has blessed us if we don�t have too many troubles. In fact, religions have erroneously taught us that pain is punishment for our sins. We often ask, “What have I done wrong?” when things do not go the way we want.

Yet, to become ourselves in the truest and deepest sense, we must face our own duality, which of course includes facing our darkness. As souls we strive for wholeness, not for perfection.

At first, we really don’t know what is going on. We just find life difficult, challenging and often painful. Eventually, after much experience and reflection, we start to find meaning in it all. Eventually, we gladly accept the means whereby we can do the Soul work we have come for.

As we become conscious as Souls, we walk our journey purposefully, embracing the reality of our earthly nature along with the truth of our divine nature.

“When we are conscious of our personal uniqueness and our universal nature we express ourselves creatively. In this way we fulfill our dreams and our life purpose.”
— Andrew Schneider

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

I do believe that the single most important thing I could ever, ever share with you,  with regard to maximizing the health, harmony, and happiness in your life, not to mention expediting the manifestation of your heart’s fondest desires, can be summed up in just one word:

Love yourself. Okay, two words. Love yourself all of the time. Okay, 6 words.

Loving you all of the time –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Beef and Green Bean Rice (Loobia Polo)

Loobia Polo has been one of my favourite Persian rice dishes since I was a little kid. Its ingredients are rather simple to put together, but it’s truly an all-in-one kind of dish. I love it with a side of chutney or a big scoop of greek yogurt.

Read more………………

thriftyfun.com

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

Intentions: Luck, Happiness, Health/ Healing, Religion, Legal Matters, Male Fertility, Treasure and Wealth, Honor, Riches, Clothing Desires, Leadership, Public Activity, Power and Success, Trade and Employment

Incense: Cinnamon,Henbane Nutmeg and Sage

Planet: Jupiter
Sign: Sagittarius and Pisces
Angel: Sachiel
Colors: Purple, Royal Blue and Indigo
Herbs/Plants: Cinnamon, Beech, Buttercup, Coltsfoot, Oak
Stones: Sugilite, Amethyst, Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli and Sapphire
Oil: (Jupiter) Clove, Lemon Balm, Oakmoss, Star Anise

Goddesses: Juno, Hera, Kwan Yin, Mary, Cybele, Tara, Mawu, Mlaba Mwana Waresa, Ishtar, Nuit

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Daily Wisdom
March 8, 2018

Love

“All’s love, yet all’s law.”-Robert Browning

Love and Law are two sides of the same coin. Everything is love, and at the same time, everything has that organizing power that we can totally count on. There is a reason why we love someone or something. There is a creative purpose to our love. We are not under some spell like the characters in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” We love who we love because God, the Universe, brought us together to learn and grow and experience more of our Selves. Love is divine, and yet love is totally practical.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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MNN: This Weird Looking Mushroom Should Be On Your Menu

If you’re new to mushrooming, you know that it’s wise to stick with foraging mushroom species you can easily identify and can’t mistake for an inedible species. The hedgehog mushroom is one of those wonderful species that is both easy to identify and easy to turn into a delicious meal.

The hedgehog mushroom, also called the sweet tooth mushroom, accounts for two closely related species, Hydnum repandum and Hydnum umbilicatum

https://www.mnn.com/food/healthy-eating/blogs/weird-looking-mushroom-should-be-your-menu

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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/