Cat’s Morning Bits for June 30, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for June 30, 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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Light and wind are running
over the headed grass
as though the hill had
melted and now flowed.
-Wendell Berry (b. 1934)

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Spirit Library: Overcoming Fears (a message from Kate Spreckley)

With the mix of intense energies and retrograde planetary alignments life is pretty intense right now. The energies are unrelenting as they move to illuminate the deep fears that block our life helping us to resolve old karmic patterns.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Bone Divination

The use of bones for divination, sometimes called osteomancy, has been performed by cultures the world over for thousands of years. While there are a number of different methods, the purpose is typically the same – to foretell the future utilizing the messages displayed in the bones.

Read more….

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MBG: What Is A Karmic Relationship? 15 Common Signs & How To Escape

Ever wondered if your relationship was meant to be? It may have been—but that doesn’t necessarily mean the two of you are soulmates. It could be a karmic relationship. Here’s a look into what a karmic relationship is, plus the common signs you might be in one.

Read more….

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Today’s DIY: DIY Rose Oil for Skin, Hair, Nails

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Elephant Journal: Maybe you Aren’t Enough & maybe you Need to Make Peace with that.

These past several months, I’ve done a lot of feeling like I’m incompetent.
Not enough in my career. Not enough in my romance. Not enough as a daughter. The list goes on. It’s about as long as you could imagine.

Read more….

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Treehugger: How to Make Rose Water

You only need two ingredients to make rose water: rose petals and water. Yet, a four-ounce bottle of rose water can cost $10 or more. Making your own rose water is easy to do, and if you grow your own roses (or have a friend who can give you some) it’s free to make. (And even if you do buy some roses, it will still be less expensive.)

Read more…….
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EarthSky News: Moon and Antares in early July

These next few evenings – July 1 and 2, 2020 – let the moon introduce you to Antares. It’s a red star and the brightest star in the constellation Scorpius the Scorpion. Look first for the moon, and the nearby bright star will be Antares.

Read more…..

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Patheos-Pagan: Liminal Gateways & Porous Boundaries

My first magickal name was “Milamber.” I’m not proud of this, but I also don’t mind making fun of my much younger Witch-self which is why I’m OK sharing that particular anecdote with you. There’s very little trace of “Milamber” today in my practice or workings, but the name still exists on the inside covers of some of my earliest books.

Read more…

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Pagan Playlist: Pan’s Lullaby – Erutan

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Inner Journey:

TRUST YOURSELF

“I never know what the next lesson is going to be, because we’re not supposed to know; we’re supposed to trust ourselves to discover it.”
— Melody Beattie

How deeply do you trust your own guidance?

Always trust that you know what’s best for you. To move forward in your life, gather information from the ‘experts,’ consider how their advice relates to your situation and then act only on what feels right for you. What does your whole being (mind, body and soul) say ‘Yes!’ to?

You are the only expert for your own life.

“I trust so much in the power of the heart and the soul; I know that the answer to what we need to do next is in our own hearts. All we have to do is listen, then take that one step further and trust what we hear. We will be taught what we need to learn.”
— Melody Beattie

“Ultimately, we must learn to trust ourselves. When we do this intimately and intelligently, the world opens full of meaning before us. We find that we ourselves are the doorway to a fathomless understanding of the source of life itself. We need only to learn to walk through it.”
— James Thornton
higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Do it your way and you’ll win the attention, and the respect, of the whole world.

Not that you need it.

Respectfully,
The Universe
tut.com
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Today’s Recipe: Island-Style Fried Rice

Everyone in Hawaii has their own version of fried rice. This is my own version of fried rice that the locals ate in Hawaii.

Read more…..

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Magical Correspondences for Tuesday

Tuesday (masculine)

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

Element: Fire

Incense: Dragon’s Blood, Patchouli
Planet: Mars
Star Signs: Aries and Scorpio
Angel: Samuel
Power Colors: Red and Orange
Herbs & Plants: Red Rose, Cock’s Comb, Pine, Daisy, Thyme and Pepper
Sacred Stones: Carnelian, Bloodstone, Ruby, Garnet and Pink Tourmaline
Oil: (Mars) Basil, Coriander, Ginger

Deities include Ares, Lilith, The Morrigan, Tiwaz, Tyr

Tuesday is ruled by Mars. Today’s energies align with all things masculine such as conflict, physical endurance and strength, lust, hunting, sports, and all types of competition. It can also be used for rituals involving surgical procedures or political ventures.

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Daily Wisdom
June 30, 2020

Gardening
“All gardeners live in beautiful places because they make them so.”

-Joseph Joubert (1754-1824)

 
This I’m looking at “gardening” in the bigger sense of the word. There’s a reason why we understand the philosophy: ‘You reap what you sow’ – in gardening nothing is more true! When we plant radishes, we can’t expect gardenias to spring up. This life is our garden, and we can tend to it, and make it a beautiful place to be.

 
-Lissa Coffey
coffeytalk.com
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Daily Tarot: Wheel of Fortune

Restlessness and boredom could slow you down and take you off on some unintended tangent. If you can’t break free of the usual routine today, do what’s necessary and perhaps schedule more delicate tasks for another time when it will be easier to be precise and attend to details. Know your own limits and if possible don’t take on something that will only frustrate you. If you must, start slow.

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 March 26, 2019

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for March 26, 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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The warring hosts of Winter and of Spring
are hurtling o’er the plains.
All night I heard their battle-clarions ring
And jar the window panes.
-Christopher Pearse Cranch (1813-92)

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Spirit Library: Unfriend and Free

When someone unfriended me recently I was a little surprised because I thought they were being really immature. At our age (we’re both from the generation that pre-dates cell phones, internet, and social media) I would have thought that a conversation or two would have been appropriate. But it is so easy to unfriend someone and make them disappear from your life today.

https://spiritlibrary.com/jennifer-hoffman/unfriend-and-free

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Tetraktys: The 13 Witch’s Runes for Beginners – Part 1

The Witch’s Runes are a set of 13 occult symbols used for divination and magick. These runes are very mysterious and we know little about them. For this reason, I decided to share with you what I have learned about the 13 Witch’s Runes since I started working with them. This is NOT a definitive guide, but rather an introduction to get you started. In this first article, you will find the complete meanings and correspondences of each rune.

https://www.thetetraktys.com/2019/witchs-runes-interpretation-guide/

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MBG: Weekly Horoscope: Here’s How To Rock The First Full Week Of Spring 

This week, the AstroTwins explain how to take advantage of some of the potentially game-changing transits coming our way.
On Tuesday, Venus enters Pisces and evokes some serious spring fever.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/march-25-through-31-2019-weekly-horoscope

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Elephant Journal: How to Tell if a Relationship is Karmic, Soulmate or Twin Flame.

We all desire to not just fall in love—but to be part of that “once in a lifetime” type of love story. Here’s how to differentiate between your love relationships: karmic, soulmate, or twin flame, as you move through life

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2016/03/how-to-tell-if-a-relationship-is-karmic-soulmate-or-twin-flame/

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MNN: 7 natural home remedies for your dog
From ear gunk to constipation, you might be able to tackle these issues naturally with your pet.

When your dog gets sick, in most cases the first thing you should do is check in with your veterinarian. Even mild symptoms could be the sign of something more serious going on.

https://www.mnn.com/family/pets/stories/natural-home-remedies-your-dog

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EarthSky News: Moon, Jupiter, Saturn on March 26-29

These next several mornings – March 26-29, 2019 – look for the waning moon passing by Jupiter and then Saturn in the early morning sky. You’ll look south from Earth’s Northern Hemisphere, and north from Earth’s Southern Hemisphere.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/moon-jupiter-saturn-on-march-26-29

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Patheos-Pagan: Lightworkers & The New Age Witch

A lightworker is a modern term that sprung up in the New Age community. One of the best definitions for what a lightworker is comes from Witchcraft elder Christopher Penczak.
“Lightworkers are called to bring light to the darkness in terms of personal healing, and study a variety of healing techniques to aid themselves and others on the healing path.”
– Christopher Penczak

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/matauryn/2019/03/24/lightworkers-the-new-age-witch/

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Inner Journey:

SEEK UNION OVER SEPARATION

“Beliefs separate. Loving thoughts unite.”
— Paul Ferrini

Our ego focuses on how we are different from the rest of the world. Our soul lives when we experience how we are the same.

Any time you separate yourself from other people or from situations, you know your personality is in control. At such times, shift your perspective to build connection and you will move into soul.

As our picture of life becomes larger, more things make sense and we have a greater playing field for life to unfold – naturally.

“As a holistic being you shatter the illusion of your separateness and reveal your connection to everything. This empowers you in a way that the ego-driven self could never contemplate.”
— Wayne Dyer

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

You know you have many gifts, extraordinary gifts. Gifts of perception, insight, and creativity. Gifts of preferences, leanings, and inclinations.

But there is one, ah yes, just one, that while often overlooked is the most sublime and profound of all, availing you of wonders beyond wonder, and the power to wonder some more.

It is, of course, to think. To choose a focus. To see the world however you like… and to experience it accordingly.

I mean, what else do you give someone who wants it all?

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Skillet Bread

Found this recipe and it reminded me of the bread that we used to have at Macaroni Grill 10 years ago. It’s a very simple bread but with the rosemary on top, it’s something special!

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Skillet-Bread-2.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
March 26, 2019

Transformation

“Transformation means replacing old values with new ones in the evolution of conscious life.”

-Kazimierz Dabrowski, 1964

Things change. That’s for sure! ‘Things’ change – and times change… but spirit remains the same. And our values, as we come to a higher consciousness, must necessarily change as we experience this. That’s evolution. We’re getting better as we grow!

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 5 Ways to Find Peace in Nature

Allow nature to be your personal therapist and find peace in knowing that you always have a place to find hope.

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 October 29, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for October 29, 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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In fields of bush clover and hay-scent grass
the autumn moon takes refuge
The cricket’s song is gold.

-Margaret Gibson (b. 1944)

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Spiritual Unite: How To Heal A Karmic Relationship

Do you feel a strong sense of familiarity when you meet someone? Like you know this person from a different time? It will dumbfound you, but it will also pull you closer towards them, because of a strong sense of curiosity bubbling inside your mind. You’ll feel an incredible longing for something you never even wished for.

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/6-keys-of-a-karmic-relationship/

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MBG: How To Call Out Hurtful Behavior While Still Exercising Compassion

So someone you like, love, or respect crosses a line. They say something that you don’t like. They send an email that you find dismissive. They overlook an important issue. They make a hurtful joke. A lover. A colleague. A client. A friend. What do you do?

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/call-out-offensive-behavior-while-still-exercising-compassion

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Daily Good: Failure Is Afraid of You

When confronted with the possibility of failure, we become afraid. We are so afraid of failure that we combat it by metaphorically beating it, sweeping it away, or hiding it in a deep hole. What might happen if we lit a candle and looked at our fear in the light of wisdom, compassion and even joy? Discover how fear of failure can be transformed in this short essay from the blog DailyBeloved.

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2108/failure-is-afraid-of-you-bonnie-rose/

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Elephant Journal: Halloween: This Time of Year gives us the Chance to learn Life’s Greatest Lesson. {Book Excerpt}

This time of Halloween, Samhain, Day of the Dead, longer nights, colder weather, and winter’s looming arrival is a good time to contemplate death.
Death has much to teach us.

One of the most significant tests we ever face is death. And, because of his gravity, his apparent finality, he jolts our soul.
For we often don’t get things done till the deadline. We might delay fully living if we did not hear the tick, tick, tick of time.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/10/halloween-this-time-of-year-gives-us-the-chance-to-learn-lifes-greatest-lesson-book-excerpt/

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MNN: 11 amazing examples of insect camouflage
Some of these bugs might be indistinguishable from their surroundings. Can you pick them out?

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/photos/11-amazing-examples-of-insect-camouflage/blending-in

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EarthSky News: Tonight, find the Andromeda galaxy 

Tonight, now that the moon is in a waning gibbous phase and gone from the sky in early evening, find the Andromeda galaxy, the great spiral galaxy next door to our Milky Way. It’s the most distant thing you can see with your eye alone. It’s best seen in the evening at this time of year, assuming you’re in the Northern Hemisphere.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/find-the-andromeda-galaxy-in-autumn

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Patheos-Pagan: Samhain is What You Make of It

There always seems to be so much more Witchcraft and Paganism than usual at Samhain. Some of that is because there’s often just more to do. For many of us there are just more rituals to partake in, and there’s something about Autumn and Halloween that just feels like Witchcraft. You might blame the thinning of the veil for this, or maybe it’s the chillier weather, or shorter days.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/panmankey/2018/10/samhain-is-what-you-make-of-it/

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Inner Journey: 

GO FOR PASSION!

“There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the infinite passion of life.”
— Frederico Fellini
How do you ration your passion?

In what situations have you experienced your life to the fullest? Do you live your passion as fully as you can? How do you limit your experience of passion?

Passion emerges when your essence expresses itself. How do you stop yourself from fully expressing who you are?

“Without passion man is a mere latent force and possibility, like the flint which awaits the shock of the iron before it can give forth its spark.”
— Henri Frederic Amiel

“We could hardly wait to get up in the morning.”
— Wilbur Wright

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A Note from the Universe

Curiously, while you’re discovering the God within you, I’m discovering the You within me.

Thanks,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Violet Tea 

Dried leaves and petals from your violets can be used to make a lovely tea. Add honey and enjoy!

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Violet-Tea-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
October 29, 2018 

Self-Knowledge

“Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.”

-Henry David Thoreau

As a spiritual community, we talk a lot about “who we really are” and becoming “more of our Self.” But wanting it and actually achieving it are two different things. The first step is understanding what it is we’re really after. And it’s not fish! Self-knowledge is something intangible, and invaluable.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 9 Ways to Live an Authentic Life
If you’re struggling with redefining your life and need some insight – check out these nine ways to live an authentic life.

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 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

higherawareness.com

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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.

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 May 31, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for May 31 , 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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With constant motion as the moments guide,
Behold in running life the rolling tide!
For none can stem by art, or stop by power
The flowing ocean, or the fleeing hour.
-The Old Farmer’s Almanac (1827)

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BG: Female Friendship Has Never Been More Important. Here’s How To Find Your Girl Gang

Earlier this month, world-famous feminist and journalist Gloria Steinem said, “I’ve never seen this much activism in my life. It’s way, way more than anything I’ve ever seen.” And that’s saying a lot: At age 84, Steinem was a leader of the feminist movement in the late ’60s and early ’70s and the co-founder of Ms. magazine.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/how-to-make-female-friends-as-an-adult

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Elephant Journal: A Little note to the Ooey Gooey Earthy Crunchy Spiritual Bums

We all have a place in our hearts for new age spirituality, let’s not lie.
Look—the crystals are kind of cool. Mercury always seems to be in retrograde. My horoscope is always pinpoint accurate. I can astral project my way to Pluto anytime I want. My vision board will iron out the details of my future. If I’m having problems in my love life, I can always get a Tarot reading and find out my spirit animal to show me the way. If all else fails, I can just talk about energy with an affected tone of voice. Spirituality is easy!

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/05/a-little-note-to-the-ooey-gooey-earthy-crunchy-spiritual-bums/

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MNN: Learn something new every day: Here’s how

It’s good for your brain, and your soul, to learn new things.

If your life feels like the movie “Groundhog Day” — every day just a repeat of the last — then there’s a simple solution.

Change things up by learning something new.

https://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/blogs/learn-something-new-every-day-heres-how

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EarthSky News: Top tips for poison ivy

It feels like summer! Outdoor activities are in full swing, with kids going off to summer camp and adults hiking and mountain biking their way through the weekends. The trees are green. The flowers are blooming. Isn’t it glorious? Yet we mustn’t get too giddy in our outdoor merriment, lest we forget that there are dangers too. Because there in the woods, in the park, in your lawn even, lurks a trio of villains as bent on destruction as the three alien outlaws from Superman II. I’m speaking, of course, of poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac – three devious plants just itching for the chance to ruin your summer outings.

http://earthsky.org/earth/lifeform-of-the-week-poison-ivy-poison-oak-poison-sumac

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Patheos-Pagan: The Cauldron – A Perfect Container For My Magic.

All around my house you’ll find cauldrons. I have a large replica of the Gundestrup Cauldron on top of one prominent altar. There’s a collection of mini cauldrons nestled on the wood burning stove. I have cauldrons filled with beans for sorting. Another with drops of Awen (okay, they are gold coloured marbles but they are Awen to me) and two in my office that I work magic with each morning.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/thewitchesnextdoor/2018/01/cauldron-magic/

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Inner Journey: 

FOLLOW THE 80/20 RULE

“Nothing can add more power to your life than concentrating all your energies on a limited set of targets.”
— Nido Qubein

The 80/20 rule says that on a list of 10 tasks, only 2 of those tasks will return 80% of the value of the entire list. Look at your ‘to do’ list for today. Which tasks are directly related to what you most want in life? Find the 2 high value items on your list and tackle them first. These tasks are the ones that really move us forward.

Many of us actively avoid the top 2 priorities because they are more challenging than the rest. If they are to lead us to worthy goals, they are undoubtedly asking us to move into new territory in thinking and acting, and this can be scary. But this is also REWARDING!

“Don’t kid yourself: it’s because you’re doing all those C’s (low priorities) and NOT because you haven’t any time, that you don’t get to do your A’s.”
— Alan Lakein

higherawareness.com

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Spiritual Unite: Karmic Relationship Healing, Resolving And Ending

Karmic relationships burn hot. They are the life-changing relationships that are not meant to last forever. No matter how hard you try, these relationships don’t work out. They come into your life to teach valuable lessons that we were unable to learn in the past life. These relationships often leave a person devastated. Karmic relationship healing

http://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/karmic-relationship-healing/

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A Note from the Universe

It only seems like others have it all figured out,  that their challenges are simpler, their friends are jollier, and their grass is greener. But,  you should hear how they admire you.

Work it,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Cheddar Cheese Shell Tacos

You won’t need regular tortilla shells for these super low carb tacos. These shells are made of one ingredient: cheddar cheese. Fried until they are crispy then hung upside down to form a taco shell shape, they are the perfect treat for anyone on a low carb diet… or just loves cheese!

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Cheddar-Cheese-Shell-Tacos.html

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

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

Incense: Cinnamon,Henbane Nutmeg and Sage

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

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

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Daily Wisdom
May 31, 2018

The present

“On Arturo Toscanini’s eightieth birthday, someone asked his son, Walter, what his father ranked as his most important achievement. The son replied, “For him there can be no such thing. Whatever he happens to be doing at the moment is the biggest thing in his life – whether it is conducting a symphony or peeling an orange.” -Ardis Whitman

When we live in present moment awareness we’re living with heightened senses. We’re awake to the many miracles all around us, all the time. We can find joy in peeling an orange: filling our nostrils with the sweet and tangy fragrance, feasting our eyes on the brilliant fiery color, coating our fingers with the sticky and succulent juice. The orange is a gift, and we are blessed. When we are grateful, we are in the moment, and life is good!

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 6 Keys to a Fulfilling Life
Everyone is looking for happiness. Walk into any bookstore or search online, you will be inundated with tips on achieving or acquiring joy. Maybe the key to a more fulfilling life starts within us,…
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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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