Cat’s Morning Bits for May 10, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 10, 2021

Good Morning Beautiful Souls and welcome to a new year! 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 is named after the Roman goddess Maia, who oversaw the growth of plants. Also from the Latin word maiores, “elders”, who were celebrated during this month.

May 1 Beltane / May Day

May 3 Garden Meditation Day

May 5 Cinco de Mayo

May 9 Mother’s Day

May 11 New Moon (Micro New Moon) at 11:59 am PST/ 12:59 pm MST/ 2:59 pm EST

May 13 Celtic Tree Month of Hawthorn begins

May 20 World Bee Day

May 23 World Turtle Day

May 26 Full Flower Moon at 4:13 am PST/ 5:13 am MST/ 7:13 am EST

May 29 -June 22 Mercury retrograde

May 31 Memorial Day (USA)


Spirit Library: Make Room for New Possibilities (a message from Kate Spreckley)

This month it is crucial that we establish a strong connection to the foundation we are building within as this will support us as we manage the changes and volatility of this time. The incoming energies can create feelings of tension and pressure as we are urged to become more grounded and to get things done

Read more….

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The Norse Gods: Freyja

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Spiritual Unite: CAN YOU FIX A KARMIC RELATIONSHIP?


Whether or not you can fix a karmic relationship depends on a few major things, such a complex system has many factors.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Create a Portable Altar Kit

Why create a portable altar kit? Well, the obvious reason is that a portable altar is… well, portable. For some people, that’s a desirable thing.

Read more….

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MBG: Are You A Fixed Sign? Here’s What It Means, According To The Astrologers

Within the zodiac, there are three classifications that all the signs fall under: cardinal, fixed, and mutable. Today, we’re unpacking everything you need to know about the fixed signs: Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius. Here’s what it means to be fixed and why it matters, according to the AstroTwins.

Read more….

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Daily Good: For Small Creatures Such as We

A life without festivity is a long road without an inn.

  • Democritus –

For Small Creatures Such as We

In “For Small Creatures Such as We” Sasha Sagan, daughter of astronomer Carl Sagan, “explores the worlds of ritual and tradition from a scientific viewpoint. Sagan is non-religious, much like her science-minded parents. When she became a mother, she wanted to find a way to incorporate ritual and tradition into her family in a way that, instead of religion, reflected her passion for space, science and nature. In this book, she explores ways that families might do that and how we can remind ourselves to be in awe of the world and universe around us.” { read more }

Be The Change

Consider how you incorporate ritual or tradition into your own family life. Do Sagan’s words inspire you to do anything differently?

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MBG: 7 Ways To Tap Into The Sensual & Steadying Energy Of The Taurus New Moon

On Tuesday, May 11, 2021 (at 2:59 PM EDT) the new moon in Taurus waves its eco-chic wand and casts an emerald spell over our lives.

Read more….

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Treehugger: 17 Captivating Coconut Crab Facts

Coconut crab populations are only found in islands across the Indian Ocean and the central Pacific Ocean, with most habitats located near the shore.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Find the Keystone in Hercules

Tonight, from mid-northern latitudes, you can easily find the brilliant star Vega in the eastern sky at dusk and nightfall. Vega acts as your guide star to the Keystone – a pattern of four stars in the constellation Hercules.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Energy For Witchcraft When Your Personal Reserve Is Low

In the past year, I have been struggling with low energy. Visits to the doctors and various tests in the past month have offered medical reasons that i will not get into right now

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Oonagh • Ananau —

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Inner Journey: HOW DO YOU PLAY YOUR ROLES?

“What concerns me is not the way things are, but rather the way people think things are.”
— Epicetus

When we are basically unconscious, we live according to social roles. We perform as sons and daughters, mothers and fathers, husbands and wives, employers and employees, as society expects us to.

As we grow in awareness, we gain the freedom to bring our own unique perspectives to these roles. We can express ourselves authentically and creatively, without letting our roles dictate how we should behave.

“Risk! Risk anything! Care no more for the opinion of others, for those voices. Do the hardest thing on earth for you. Act for yourself. Face the truth.”
— Katherine Mansfield

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Sometimes the more joy you fake, the more joy you make.

Same for anything else you might fake.

Smiling upon you with infinite affection,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Yogurt-Marinated Chicken Shawarma

The most delicious shawarma chicken you’ll ever eat! Serve with pita bread, tomato and/or cucumber slices, tahini, or garlic sauce. Also great atop fattoush

Read more….

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

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 Tarot: Strength

Anger could raise its ugly little head today, but you have things under control. Don’t engage, if possible, and tactfully deflect the worst of whatever misunderstanding caused the outbreak. If it’s repressed anger, there may never be any loud or angry words. You can smooth any ruffled feathers simply by standing up and not being intimidated or rushed into any action or opinion. Be at your best today.

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/

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/

Thought For The Day: December 2, 2020 “Like A Rubber Band”

Happy Wednesday,

Today is a reminder to be careful of what you send out. If we are kind, compassionate and good to others we receive some pretty amazing blessings in return. But if we are negative, hateful and ugly to others then Lady Karma will return these things to us tenfold. What you send out comes back and always be careful with rubber bands.

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/

Thought For The Day: Jan. 21, 2020 “Revenge”

Happy Tuesday,

At some time in our lives, most of us have taken revenge on another. We may have even felt good about it at the time and then later thought “Well that was stupid. Why did I waste my time and energy on that person?” Revenge can go from small petty stuff all the way to crazy and harmful. While most of us outgrow the revenge stage there are those who never outgrow it and take the “I must get even” code as a lifestyle. But eventually, their bill comes due and the debt collector comes for them. How about we just let karma sort it out?

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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/

 

 

Thought For The Day: July 31, 2109 “Cool Vibes”

Happy Wednesday,

We can all use some good energy and cool vibes and the truth is that we are capable of generating it for ourselves. Working on our behavior and attitudes is always a positive thing. Can it help clear up our karma? I don’t know but it certainly can’t hurt! It will however make you feel good about yourself and that IS a good thing!

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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 22, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for July 22,  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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this is the garden: colours come and go,
frail azures fluttering from night’s outer wing
strong silent greens serenely lingering,
absolute lights like baths of golden snow.
-e. e. cummings (1894-1962)

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Spiritual Unite: 15 Common Animal Messengers and Their Meaning

Animals have an important purpose on this earth. They walk alongside us as teachers, messengers and as givers of light and love. They help us to understand the world that we live in and they teach us so much about what was here before us and what will be here after us.

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/15-common-animal-messengers-and-their-meaning/

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ThoughtCo: Lammas History: Welcoming the Harvest

At Lammas, also called Lughnasadh, the hot days of August are upon us, much of the earth is dry and parched, but we still know that the bright reds and yellows of the harvest season are just around the corner.

https://www.learnreligions.com/history-of-the-lammas-harvest-celebration-2562170

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MBG: Thursday’s Super-Rare Transit Will Push Us Beyond Our Limits

This week, the AstroTwins break down how an upcoming transit could deliver a crucial wake-up call.
On Monday, Leo season arrives in all its glory.
A long red carpet begins to roll out this Monday, July 22, as the Sun struts into Leo until August 23. This annual solar cycle is high season for all things glamorous, romantic, and creative

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/weekly-horoscope-for-july-22-28-2019-from-the-astrotwins

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Daily Good: How Doctors Use Poetry

While doctors are educated to focus primarily on medical science, some are beginning to expand their outlook and focus on something greater: language, in particular, poetry. While the Hippocratic Oath many physicians take requires them to “remember that there is art to medicine as well as science, and that warmth, sympathy, and understanding may outweigh the surgeon’s knife or the chemist’s drug”, these words are all too rare in hospitals, doctors’ offices, and outpatient clinics. In this article, medical student Danny W. Linggonegoro explores the breakthrough science that is finding that the power of words is sometimes more potent than the power of medicine. Read on to learn how poetry can boost mood, reduce pain, and help patients better connect with what it means to be human.

http://nautil.us/issue/64/the-unseen/how-doctors-use-poetry

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Today’s Deity: Bellona: The Roman Goddess of War and Artistic Muse

Linked to war, destruction, conquest, and bloodlust, Bellona was a mighty figure in the ancient Roman pantheon of gods. As a personification of war, Bellona became quite a popular figure in the arts of later ages. The image of the goddess, decked out in armor and wearing a plumed helmet while carrying a shield and brandishing a sword or spear, has graced many paintings and inspired poetry, music, and literature

https://www.ancient-origins.net/myths-legends-europe/bellona-roman-goddess-war-and-artistic-muse-009998

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MNN: California condor births mark a milestone — and we have pictures to prove it
Their numbers have grown from 22 to more than 500.

The condor may be to California what the bald eagle is to America: a high-flying symbol of strength and independence — with a bit of a weird streak.
But for a while, it seemed this breathtaking bird would fade forever into the California sunset.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/california-condors-zion-park-births-photos

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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

https://earthsky.org/tonight/summer-triangle-altair-and-its-constellation-aquila-2

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Patheos-Pagan: The Use of White Ceremonial Sage: Controversies, Lies and Exploitation

White ceremonial sage is used by thousands to cleanse and protect. While the practice of smudging with a white sage bundle originated with specific indigenous nations, it’s use has become widespread. However, there are many controversies, lies and the issue of exploitation to consider when using it.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/keepingherkeys/2018/09/the-use-of-white-ceremonial-sage-controversies-lies-and-exploitation/

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Inner Journey:

RAISING YOUR SIGHTS

“A human being is a part of the whole, called by us ‘Universe,’ a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest – a kind of optical delusion ofhis consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all livingcreatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. Nobody is able to achieve this completely, but the striving for such achievement is in itself a part of the liberation and a foundation for inner security.”
— Albert Einstein

To grow in consciousness, we expand our perspectives on life. So how do we do that? The more we work with the universal — the concept of unity and wholeness, the more everything makes sense. Parts have meaning when they are understood to be parts of a biggerpicture.

Consciousness is all about relationships — especially how the lower relates to the higher and how the darkness can exist within the light. Hold and experience contradictions like anger with love. Let opposites coexist in you without choosing one over theother.

“Higher consciousness, enLIGHTenment, comes from meaningful experiences and lessons passed with the understanding that there truly is only one law – the Law of Love. When one leads a life expressing this belief, the mindand heart begin to open to new realities, and other dimensional truths become known.”
— Dr. Norma Milanovich & Dr. Shirley McCune

higherawareness.com
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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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A Note from the Universe

Only in hindsight will the miracles become obvious, will you see you were guided, and will you find there was order all along.

“Otherwise,” as you once said, a long, long time ago, “it would all be too easy…”

We agreed,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Purple Sweet Potato Pie

I’m sure many of you have had sweet potato pie. This pie is very similar but uses purple sweet potatoes. Baking the sweet potatoes in the oven (in lieu of boiling them) gives this a beautiful creamy consistency and not at all watered down. Baking them also retains their beautiful purple colour. Purple sweet potatoes can be found in grocery stores labeled as Okinawan, Hawaiian, or purple sweet potatoes. They are packed full of potassium, B6, vitamin C, and fiber.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Purple-Sweet-Potato-Pie.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 22, 2019

Luck

“Luck to me means hard work – and realizing what is opportunity and what isn’t.”

-Lucille Ball (1911-1989)

So, it’s not just hard work, it’s also being smart about it- discriminating between which chances we take, and which we don’t. It’s knowing what it takes to be ready for an opportunity and doing the necessary preparation for it.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 5 Ways to Neutralize Negative Karma 

Karma is a complex and often misunderstood concept. In basic terms karma is the law of cause and effect. Every thought and every action is a cause which produces an effect. We often try to simplify karma as an eye for an eye. For example you poke someone, you get poked back.

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 January 15, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for January 15, 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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We make a living by what we get,
but we make a life by what we give.
-Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

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Spiritual Unite: 5 Reasons Why Skeptics Should Believe In Astrology

It happens quite often: you tentatively check out your daily horoscope, hoping to read some exciting news about your love prospects, and bigger financial opportunities.

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/5-reasons-why-skeptics-should-believe-in-astrology/

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MBG: Prep For This Weekend’s Rare Supermoon With This Eclipse Explainer

Dragging your feet? Avoiding the inevitable? Resistance and procrastination are natural; we tend to avoid what’s painful and stay in our comfort zones. Solar and lunar eclipses are dramatic turning points. They provide the cosmic kick in the pants to push us off the fence and into action.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/everything-you-need-to-know-about-solar-and-lunar-eclipses

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Tetrakyts: What Is Karma? – Everything You Need to Know

Throughout history, one question has preoccupied scholars of every religion and become central to the philosophies of said religions, and…

https://www.thetetraktys.com/2019/what-is-karma-everything-you-need-to-know%ef%bb%bf/

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Elephant Journal: The Good & the Bad will Happen: How Mindfulness can help us decide what Matters

Shortly after returning to work following the birth of my eldest son, I awoke to the sound of rain.
I could hear it pattering against the windowpanes and splashing on the roof of the girls’ dormitory where I lived and worked as a school counselor. My mood soured immediately. Returning to work meant leaving my three-month-old son in the campus day care center—a painfully ambivalent experience to begin with

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/01/rain-is-just-rain-a-lesson-in-mindfulness/

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MNN: 5 strangely cat-like traits of gray foxes

Gray foxes seem in many ways like the unsung bridge between the cat and dog world. They’re a canid species, related to foxes, coyotes and wolves. But they have some unusually cat-like features that help them get by in a tough, wild world.
https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/blogs/strangely-cat-like-trait-of-gray-foxes

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EarthSky News: Sirius, future South Pole Star

Tonight, as darkness falls, use Orion’s Belt to star-hop to Sirius, a future South Pole Star. Sirius is in the constellation Canis Major, the Greater Dog. It’s sometimes called the Dog Star. It’s easy to see, since it’s the brightest star in the night sky. You’ll always know you’ve found Sirius if you notice that the three stars in Orion’s Belt point to it

https://earthsky.org/tonight/sirius-future-south-pole-star

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Patheos-Pagan: The Sacred Pause of Winter

The past four years or so have been busy. I’d like to tell you they have been productive-busy years but in truth, they have been exhausting. By the end of last year, I’d had enough. Bone-weary and depressed, I knew I couldn’t sustain my busy-ness. I breathed deeply and welcomed the spirit of winter.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/awaywiththewitch/2019/01/the-sacred-pause-of-winter/

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Inner Journey:

BELIEVE YOU ARE A CREATOR

“Every moment of your life is infinitely creative and the universe is endlessly bountiful. Just put forth a clear enough request, and everything your heart desires must come to you.”
— Shakti Gawain

We hold the power to create whatever we desire. Our ability to manifest the changes we desire depends on the depth and passion of our beliefs and on the focus of our attention.

With this understanding, we, as individuals and as society, can design a whole new future for ourselves. Our challenge is to break free of society’s world view, to truly empower our imaginations to create brand new realities. It brings a whole new meaning to ‘vision.’

What do you passionately desire for your own life? For the planet?

“By believing passionately in something that still does not exist, we create it. The non-existent is whatever we have not sufficiently desired.”
— Nikos Kazantzakis

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Oh yes, yes indeed. Today you are going to be enveloped by the magic. It will be in the air you breathe, the sounds you hear, and the sights you see. Play off the moments in-between the moments, look to the unseen, and give thanks.

Feel it, enjoy it, but most important, use it!

It’s already begun,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Spicy Beef and Bean Sprout Soup

This week’s soup is a delicious combination of Asian flavors. Using bean sprouts instead of noodles makes this soup low carb and friendly to most diets. Feel free to add chopped mint or basil to balance the spicy sriracha or chili paste.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Week-2-Spicy-Beef-and-Bean-Sprout-Soup.html

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Magical Correspondences for Tuesday

Intentions: Courage, Destination, Physical Strength, Revenge, Military Honors, Surgery and the Breaking of Negative Spells, Matrimony, War, Enemies, Prison, Vitality and Assertiveness

Incense: Dragon’s Blood, Patchouli, Lignum Aloes, Plantain

Perfumes: Hellebore, Carnation, Patchouli
Planet: Mars
Sign: Aries and Scorpio
Angel: Samuel
Colors: Red and Orange
Herbs/Plants:Red Rose, Cock’s Comb, Pine, Daisy, Thyme and Pepper
Stones: Carnelian, Bloodstone, Ruby, Garnet and Pink Tourmaline
Oil: (Mars) Basil, Coriander, Ginger

Goddesses: Aset [Isis], Soorejnaree, Pingalla, Anna, Aine, Danu, Yngona, Bellona, Aida Wedo, Sun Woman

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Daily Wisdom
January 15, 2019

Moments

“Let me tell thee, time is a very precious gift of God, so precious that it’s only given to us moment by moment.”

-Amelia Barr

Have you ever watched a television game show? In most of the games, there is an element of time involved. You’re up against the clock. You have 2 minutes to race through a grocery story, or 30 seconds to come up with the right answer. If you happen to be the person playing that game, you realize just how precious each one of those moments are! You focus your attention, and use the time wisely to win the game. Well, we’re lucky that life is not a game show! We have all the time we need to learn and grow and accomplish what we need to in this life. And we can start anytime, so why not start now? The prizes are all around us, just waiting to be won.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: The Complete Guide to the 7 Chakras

The entire universe is made of energy, and your body is no exception. Long before modern technology and science came along, ancient cultures studied the energy that lives inside each living being. There are seven energies that move inside of us, called the seven chakras.

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 December 26, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for December 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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“ The door of opportunity won’t open unless you do some pushing. ”

– Anonymous

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Thought.co: 14 Magical Tools for Pagan Practice

Often, when people first discover Wicca or some other form of Paganism, they rush to go buy every single magical tool they can find. After all, the books tell us to buy this, that, and the kitchen sink, so you better hustle on over to Ye Local Wytchy Shoppe and get stuff. Remember, though, magical tools have an actual purpose. Let’s take a look at some of the magical and ritual items that many Wiccan and Pagan traditions use in some capacity. Remember, not all traditions use all of these tools, and they don’t always use them in the same way.

https://www.thoughtco.com/magical-tools-for-pagan-practice-4064607

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MBG: How To Clear Negative Energy At Home Using Grocery Store Staples (Yes, Really)

Feng shui is based on the idea that when you clear away negative energy at home, you create more room for flow or “chi”—something we can’t necessarily see, but we can feel.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/how-to-clear-negative-energy-at-home-quickly-and-easily

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Daily Good: Grateful Changemakers: Karma Kitchen

The first Karma Kitchen opened in Berkley, CA in 2007. It began as an experiment of a “gift economy”. An economic system where goods and services are gifted – with no strings attached!
What a culture shift!! This model puts people in the position to receive kindness from strangers, inviting us to see from a different perspective. This is such a beautiful exploration of change in our behavior of consumption to one of contribution, from our perception of lack to one of abundance and community.

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2151/grateful-changemakers-karma-kitchen-the-gratefulness-team/

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Elephant Journal: Eclipse Season Kicks off 2019 with a Bang: Here’s how to Make the Most of It.

I always get excited about a fresh new year.
So many potential energy shifts. Pushing away the labors of the past year in exchange for something shiny and (as of yet) untouched, seems mysterious and appealing. I mean, we can hope, right? Astrologically speaking, January’s a brand-new month in a brand-new year and yet, we’re still going to be working on the same themes we’ve worked on throughout 2018.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/12/eclipse-season-kicks-off-2019-with-a-bang-heres-how-to-make-the-most-of-it/

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MNN: How chicken soup makes you feel better, according to science
Revealed: The secret to chicken soup’s medicinal properties

When you’re sick, there are few things more nourishing than a warm, savory bowl of chicken soup. Though soup recipes vary, chicken broth is a remedy for cold and flu symptoms utilized around the world; its magic is recognized almost ubiquitously.

https://www.mnn.com/food/healthy-eating/stories/how-chicken-soup-makes-you-feel-better-according-science

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EarthSky News: Northern Cross upright in west now

Tonight, look for the Northern Cross. It isn’t as famous as its counterpart – the Southern Cross – visible from the Southern Hemisphere or the northern tropics. But the Northern Cross also looks like a cross, and it’s pretty easy to spot. It’s a large, noticeable star pattern.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/northern-cross-stands-upright-on-december-evenings

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Patheos-Pagan: Witchy Resolution & Resolve, or How I Will Support my Magickal Practice in the New Year

I’m not necessarily a resolution sort of person. And yet, every year, I make some.
Every year.
But if this year’s messages and encounters have taught me anything, it’s that I can do more to support my magick

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/chargedbythegoddess/2018/12/witchy-resolution-resolve-or-how-i-will-support-my-magickal-practice-in-the-new-year/

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Inner Journey: 

THE FACE IN THE MIRROR

“Our inability to see beauty doesn’t suggest in the slightest that beauty is not there. Rather, it suggests that we are not looking carefully enough or with broad enough perspective to see the beauty.”
— Rabbi Harold Kushner

Who are you? You can gaze at your reflection in a mirror but you’re not likely to see your true likeness. You are beautiful, unique, perfect. Do you see that?

The world needs you to see how whole and complete you are — now. Can you begin to own your divinity? The world needs you to know who you really are so you can be the mirror for others.

“The sun shines not on us but in us. The rivers flow not past, but through us, thrilling, tingling, vibrating every fiber and cell of the substance of our bodies, making them glide and sing.”
— John Muir

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Today’s Recipe: Garlic and Herb Snowflake Bread

This is a cute snowflake shaped pull-apart bread for the holidays. It’s filled with garlic and herbs. Serve by itself or with marinara sauce.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Garlic-and-Herb-Snowflake-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
December 27, 2018

Blessings

“Just to be is a blessing. Just to live is holy.”

-Abraham Heschel
Think of the odds, think of what it took to get us here, in this particular body, at this particular time. So many events had to occur exactly the way that they did for us to exist right now. What if your mother hadn’t met your father? The “what ifs” are endless! But somehow everything fell into place miraculously to create this life that you’re living. So now we’re here – and what we gain from this experience, how we learn and grow and make this blessing really count, is all up to us!

-Lissa Coffey

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Beliefnet: 6 Things to Remember When You’re Struggling to Forgive

Forgiveness is difficult, especially when we’ve been hurt deeply by someone. We all struggle with forgiveness at some point in our lives, but handing on to anger, resentment and thoughts of revenge only cause self-imposed suffering.

Read More…………..

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Cat’s Morning Bits for June 15, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for June 15, 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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I meant to do my work to-day,
But a brown bird sang in the apple-tree,
And a butterfly flitted across the field,
And all the leaves were calling me.
-Richard Le Gallienne (1866-1947)

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Spiritual Unite: What Is A Karmic Relationship?

Throughout our lives, we will often find ourselves in what are known as karmic relationships. These relationships serve to help us grow spiritually so that we will one day be ready for the twin flame relationship  and eventually enlightenment and ascension. What Is A Karmic Relationship? But what is a karmic relationship?

http://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/what-is-a-karmic-relationship/

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MBG: 8 Lesser-Known Ways To Use Crystals In Your Everyday Routine

Healing crystals are having a moment. It seems like everyone — from Katy Perry to Miranda Kerr — has recently started dishing on their high-vibe collections. Last week, we ran a piece on how to choose the right feel-good stone for you. Now that you’ve found your crystal, here’s some advice on how to incorporate its energy into your everyday routine.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-23590/8-lesserknown-ways-to-use-crystals-in-your-everyday-routine.html

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Elephant Journal: As Above, so below- finding your Inner Sun (Ancient Wisdom Explained)

Growing up in New York, I loved the change in seasons.
Moving to Southern California, I wondered if there would be seasons at all. Or would every day be a sun-drenched beach day?

Then I was introduced to May-Gray.
Sun lovers know that this period of May-Gray and June-Gloom is not ideal for mornings at the beach. The coast is blanketed in a marine layer of dull, gray fog.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/06/as-above-so-below-finding-your-inner-sun-ancient-wisdom-explained/

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MNN: There’s a scientific reason you might be feeling hangry right now 

Some days, just trying to survive until lunchtime can feel like you’ve landed a reluctant role in “The Hanger Games.”

Only the combination of hunger and anger is no game. Just ask your friends, family or anyone who has the bad luck to be in your space during those must-eat-now moments.

https://www.mnn.com/health/fitness-well-being/stories/why-you-might-be-feeling-hangry-moment

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EarthSky News: All you need to know: June solstice 2018

The June solstice – your signal to celebrate summer in the Northern Hemisphere and winter in the Southern Hemisphere – is coming up on June 21, 2018, at 10:07 UTC. That’s 5:07 a.m. CDT in North America on June 21. Translate UTC to your time. For us in the Northern Hemisphere, this solstice marks the longest day of the year. Early dawns. Long days. Late sunsets. Short nights. The sun at its height each day, as it crosses the sky. Meanwhile, south of the equator, winter begins.

http://earthsky.org/earth/everything-you-need-to-know-june-solstice

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Patheos-Pagan: Coloring Outside the Lines: Ancestry and Metaphors

So let’s take a quick, overly general look at the pre-Christian, aboriginal religion of the early Germanic peoples, shall we?

From our Good Friend Wikipedia (trust…but verify!):
Germanic religion refers to the indigenous religion of the Germanic peoples from the Iron Age until Christianisation during the Middle Ages.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/kacealexander/2018/02/coloring-outside-lines/

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Inner Journey:

DON’T REJECT THE EGO

“Nourishing the soul is the process of drinking at the life stream, coming back to one’s true self, embracing the whole of one’s experience – good, bad, or ugly; painful or exalted; dull or boring.”
— Jon Kabat-Zinn

Spiritual teachings sometimes counsel a need to let go of the ego. In our view, though, ego and personality are essential players in our theatre of life. Personality is the vehicle for Spirit to evolve through form. Soul sparks the potential that exists within the personality.

We don’t want the ego to disappear – we want it to open to divine guidance so the two may work together in alignment.

And so the path of personality aims to build a healthy, skilful ego. Ironically, only a strong, mature ego can take responsibility for carrying the consciousness of soul.

“How do we nurture the soul? By revering our own life. By treating it as supremely important. By reaching for the best within ourselves. By learning to love it all, not only the joys and the victories, but also the pain and the struggles.”
— Nathaniel Branden

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A Note from the Universe

All endings are happy endings.

If you even believe in endings.

Whah!!

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Thai Cuisine Tips and Recipes

Recipes from Thailand are some of the most popular in the world. Thai food is known for its use of fresh herbs and spices in wonderful combinations of flavor.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Thai-Cuisine-Tips-and-Recipes.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
June 15, 2018

Humor

“When humor goes, there goes civilization.” -Erma Bombeck

We need humor to balance out all the other “stuff” that is going on in the world every day. Where would we be without our ability to laugh at ourselves. Situation comedies have always been popular on TV because they depict “situations” that we’ve all been in and can relate to – but they do it in such a way that we can see how funny the whole thing is! Today look at the world this way: “My Life is a SitCom!” Of course, you are the star of the show! And all your friends are relatives are supporting players. I’ll bet you’ll find lots of punch lines in the script!

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: How to Find Perfection in an Imperfect World 

Everywhere we look, there is advice on how to achieve perfection. Advertisements insist that they can give us the perfect skin or the perfect body. Self-help books and blogs claim that they have the secret for helping us achieve a perfect marriage or land the perfect job. Perfection appears to be easily obtained until we turn on the news or open our web browser. Immediately, we are bombarded by stories about earthquakes and forest fires.
Read more at:  http://www.beliefnet.com/inspiration/how-to-find-perfection-in-an-imperfect-world.aspx#FO7aFUMqq2C06HSI.99

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

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Thought For The Day: Jan. 31, 2018 ‘Karma Dogs”

Happy Wednesday,

Our thought for the day is a lesson in karma and choices. Karma can be either good or bad, there is NO in between. If you walk around with your nose in the air thinking that you’re better than everyone else, karma will eventually come and bite you in the butt. Treat others poorly, or inflict mean nastiness on them, karma bites you in the butt. However by treating people the way you want to be treated, courtesy and respect go a long way, then karma is like a big goofy dog who is happy to see you at the end of the day. If someone treats you poorly, think before you react, it’s all about choices and it benefits you to make the best ones. So …………….. what kind of karma will you sow today?

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