Cat’s Morning Bits for March 26, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for March 26, 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 Sun, midway upon his tireless march,
Eyes languidly the green earth’s sleepy face.
-James Benjamin Kenyon (1858-1924)
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Spirit Library: The Most Contagious Thing Is Kindness

We’re all thinking of contagion right now due to the coronavirus. Let’s not forget that kindness is also highly contagious.

Scientists at Harvard and Yale measured the contagiousness of kindness out to three social steps.

Read more…..

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ThoughtCo: How To Use Sweetgrass for Healing

Sweetgrass (Hierochloe odorata) gets its name from its sweet, aromatic fragrance, and is an important substance in a variety of New Age healing practices and in herbal healing science. The plant is native to much of northern Eurasia and North America and can grow as for north as the Arctic Circle.

Read more….

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MBG: “I Take It One Day At A Time” & 6 More Mantras To Ease Fear Of The Unknown

We’re living in a turbulent and confusing time, to say the least. Climate change disasters are spanning the globe, and the coronavirus has left so many of us questioning an unknown future. Uncertainty about life can keep us feeling disconnected, anxious, and fearful.

Read more…..

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Daily Dream Meaning: Foreigner

1. If the foreigner was friendly and jovial, and if you liked him or her, this is an omen of good times ahead no matter what the foreigner’s nationality was.
2. If he was unfriendly and hostile, however, it is still an omen of good times ahead, but of hitting a number of dead ends before you reach your goals.

astrology.com

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Daily Good: Canada’s Caremongering Trend

“Just a few days ago the word “caremongering” did not exist. Now, what started as a way to help vulnerable people in Toronto has turned into a movement spreading fast across Canada. More than 35 Facebook groups have been set up in 72 hours to serve communities in places including Ottawa, Halifax and Annapolis County in Nova Scotia, with more than 30,000 members between them. People are joining the groups to offer help to others within their communities, particularly those who are more at risk of health complications related to coronavirus.” This BBC article shares more. { read more }

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Today’s DIY:  Witchcraftin’ How to Make and Consecrate a Magick Wand

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Elephant Journal: 10 Tips to Help make a Spiritual Awakening less Overwhelming.

Being “woke,” or experiencing an “awakening” are some of the latest buzz words in the holistic Instagram community.

Read more….

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MNN: 5 surprising facts about orcas

1. Orcas aren’t whales.

Orcas are often called killer whales — and they are indeed enormous like whales — but they’re actually the world’s largest species of dolphin.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/blogs/5-surprising-facts-about-orcas

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EarthSky News: Young moon, beneath Venus, after sunset March 25-27

Depending on where you live worldwide, you might – or might not – catch the young moon after sunset March 25, 2020. If you do catch it, you’ll see the young moon as a whisker-thin crescent near the sunset point on the horizon. Shortly thereafter, the newly-born moon follows the sun beneath the horizon before nightfall.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan:  Survival and Art: A Witch’s Toolkit During Quarantine

As the days of the present pandemic gather in number, I have been observing my witch friends and how they deal with a crisis. They always have my admiration, and I often look to them to inspire me.

Read more….

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Today’s Track: Witch’s Rune

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Inner Journey:

IN CONFUSION

“It is while trying to get everything straight in my head that I get confused.”
— Mary Virginia Micka

When I get confused, when my mind is wrestling with what to do, I have learned to abandon my thought processes completely. The best solution, I’ve discovered, lies in asking my heart for direction. This requires that I stop my mental chatter, either by sitting in silence or by doing something completely different. In quiet, still space, I often know what’s needed, with a clarity I never get from the labouring of my mind.

And I now know, without doubt, that when I’m confused is never the time to act. I must wait for clarity.

“I have never been lost, but I will admit to being confused for several weeks.”
— Daniel Boone

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Always kindness prevails.

No matter how things appear, nor how humbling a task, nor how unkind they’ve been.

Always,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Instant Pot® Shepherd’s Pie

“This family friendly shepherd’s pie uses ground beef (instead of the traditional lamb), and your Instant Pot® or multi-cooker pressure cooker to prepare the filling and potatoes.”

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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 26, 2020 

Greatness
“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.”

-Mark Twain (1835-1910)
People who are “great” feel no jealousy or competition with others. They understand that there are no limits, that there is no lack. A little encouragement and support go a long way toward helping someone pursue, and eventually achieve, his ambitions. It feels good to hear someone say: “if I can do it, you can do it!

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Fool

You’ve stumbled into something exciting, but are you aware of all of the dangers that may be associated with this situation? The Fool can represent adventure but also irrational impulses, so it’s important to carefully consider the outcome of each possible outcome before you agree to act. Your journey to self-knowledge starts today – make sure your first step is a positive one.

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)
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Thought For The Day: March 12, 2020 ” Kindness and Compassion”

Happy Thursday,

Just a reminder today about kindness. Even though the world is in panic mode right now doesn’t mean that kindness and compassion should take a back seat. The little things still matter and we can still do things for others. We can all make a difference and bring cheer and hope even during difficult situations.

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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: March 2, 2020 “Remember”

Happy Monday,

Our thoughts and words have an impact on our lives and the lives of others. Take care of yourself through self-love, self-forgiveness, and compassion. Take care of others by tempering your words with compassion and kindness. Remember that by loving your self you are better able to share kindness with others.

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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 December 3, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for December 3, 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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I believe the world is incomprehensibly beautiful-
an endless prospect of magic and wonder.
-Ansel Adams (1902-84)

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Spiritual Unite: Panda Spirit Animal Meaning – Balance Need For Peace With Social Time

The panda spirit animal represents gentle strength, inner peace and emotional sensitivity.
These concepts are essential to you and becoming conscious of them will help you to achieve balance within yourself

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: How Do I Know if a Deity Is Calling Me?

A reader writes in, “There’s been some weird stuff going on in my life, and I’m beginning to notice things happening that make me think a god or goddess is trying to contact me. How do I know that this is the case and that it’s not just my brain making things up?

Read more….

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MBG: How Doing Eye Yoga Can Help You Relieve Stress

The average adult spends three hours a day on their phone. That’s 45 days a year. On our phones! Let’s not even talk about what that means for a lifetime. And while cellphone companies have recently begun to release screen time reports and other mechanisms to help us track our cell usage, most of us still spend an embarrassing amount of time glued to our devices.

Read more……

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Daily Good: Why We Turn to Mr. Rogers

“Here’s the thing: Mister Rogers almost never taught us that we should be kind. There wasn’t much should at all in the Neighborhood. The shoulds that did subtly emerge were more like suggestions. “You might consider sharing who you are through the arts. May I suggest that you find ways to express your feelings? May I remind you, once more, that those expressions don’t have to hurt you or anyone else?” Most of all, more than kindness (which he rarely talked about), more than self-expression and feelings (which he talked about all the time), he told us one thing again and again: “You are lovable.” He didn’t usually say it quite like that. Instead, he said, “I like you just the way you are,” or “There’s only one person in the world like you,” or “You’ve made this day a special day for me by just your being you.” And he sang it, too.”{ read more }

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Elephant Journal: Why we can’t Love Nature if we don’t Learn to Respect It.

A group of boys was milling about on the path by the edge of the canal.
As my wife and I walked closer, we could see their arms swinging and the arc of their fishing poles as they cast their lures into the ribbon of water in the concrete trench.

Read more….

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MNN:  Drone captures the largest swarm of sea turtles ever filmed
The density of turtles is so high that you could almost imagine crossing the sea by hopping from shell to shell.

Read more…..

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EarthSky News: Keep an eye out for Mercury and Mars 

Mercury, the innermost planet, reached its greatest elongation from the sun on November 28, 2019. In other words, that date marked Mercury’s farthest point from the sunrise on the sky’s dome for this morning apparition. Mercury was 20 degrees west of the sun then, but – for the coming week at least – you can still find this planet before sunup. It’ll be in the east, more or less on line with the red planet Mars and the bright blue-white star Spica in the constellation Virgo.

Read more….

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Did you know…
According to the Guinness World Records, the largest snowflake in the world was 15 inches wide and 8 inches thick. This was recorded in January 1887 by somebody called Matt Coleman at Fort Keogh, Montana, he said that the snowflake was “larger than milk pans”.

Read more……

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Patheos-Pagan: Winter Magick

With the Solstice officially here at the end of the month, it seems that now would be a wonderful time to talk about “Winter Magick.” Not to mention that the lovely forecast this brisk, cold morning here in New England, calls for three to eighteen inches of the white fluffy stuff.

Read more….

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Inner Journey:

WATER WISDOM

“When flowing water … meets with obstacles on its path, a blockage in its journey, it pauses. It increases in volume and strength, filling up in front of the obstacle and eventually spilling past it….

“Do not turn and run, for there is nowhere worthwhile for you to go. Do not attempt to push ahead into the danger … emulate the example of the water: Pause and build up your strength until the obstacle no longer represents a blockage.”
— from the ‘I Ching,’ presented in ‘To Build the Life You Want, Create the Work You Love: The Spiritual Dimension of Entrepreneuring’ by Marsha Sinetar

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Ask with love and their answer may surprise you.

“Hi, it’s Love and I…”

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: 3 Infused Waters For A Metabolism Boost & Optimal Hydration

Healing foods are a big key to any cleanse, but you know what’s just as important? Hydration, hydration, hydration!
If you’re not familiar with infused water, it’s any water flavored with submerged fruit, vegetables, herbs, and spices. The added ingredients can add a nutritional boost—for instance, revving up your metabolism—but the main beneficial ingredient is water.

Read more….

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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
December 3, 2019

Belief

“Believe that you may understand.”

-St. Augustine (A.D. 354 – 430)

Belief is the first step toward understanding, which then leads to knowledge, wisdom, faith, and conviction. Belief suggests that we are to trust something that we can’t necessarily see. We have to take someone’s word for it. Or we have to trust our own inner vision that something is possible which hasn’t happened yet. Belief takes strength, and it can help us to grow.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Death

You may be tempted to backtrack a few times today and fall back on some old habit or procedure that used to work better than it does now. After enough of this, you’ll get the message that it’s time for a change, or at least a different approach. You don’t need to have the same old conversation over and over.

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/

Thought For The Day: Nov. 25, 2019 “Time”

Happy Monday,

Time is something we don’t seem to have enough of. But this is an illusion. It only takes a moment to make someone’s day or do something kind. Send a text, leave a phone message for a friend or spend a few extra minutes with someone who needs you. Make the time to create those “free priceless” moments. You won’t regret it!

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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/

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for September 9, 2019

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for September 9, 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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Small summer insects chirp amid the blades
That rattle with a sharp metallic sound,
And clover, like a group of modest maids,
Empurples yonder patch of meadow ground.
-James Berry Bensel (1856-86)

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ThoughtCo: Ten Ways to Celebrate Mabon

Mabon is the time of the autumn equinox, and the harvest is winding down. The fields are nearly bare, because the crops have been stored for the coming winter. Mabon is a time when we take a few moments to honor the changing seasons, and celebrate the second harvest. On or around September 21 (or June 21 in the Southern Hemisphere),

https://www.learnreligions.com/ways-to-celebrate-mabon-2562310

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MBG: 5 Ways To Reconnect To Your Spirituality When You Feel Tired & Overwhelmed

In my life coaching practice, I have some clients who are exhausted and have little to no time left in the day for themselves. Can you relate? So many of us intuitively know what we need to do to feel better (i.e., self-care and self-love), yet we can’t find the energy to do it.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/5-spiritual-practices-for-when-you-feel-busy-and-overwhelmed

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Red Color Meaning – The Color Red

Red is a very strong color. It is a noticeable color that is often used on signs for signaling caution or warning. Red color meaning is often associated with the word stop.

https://www.color-meanings.com/red-color-meaning-the-color-red/

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Daily Good: A Three Year Road Trip Documenting Kindness

Do you see the world as a place of hope and optimism? Understandably, many people don’t as the barrage of bad news hits the news feed every day. Mary Latham is not one of those people though. Instead of withdrawing from the world after the loss of her mother, in 2016 she began a journey to find and create kindness as she traveled across the US. Over the past years, she says she’s found nothing but goodness and kindness in the people who offered her hospitality. Read on to discover the truth in what Mary’s mother told her: “Mary, there are always going to be tragedies in the world, but there will always be more good you just have to look for it.” { read more } https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/2019/06/24/this-woman-has-been-three-year-road-trip-documenting-acts-kindness/?noredirect=on

Be The Change

As you head out your door, resolve to do an act of kindness at least once during your day.

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Elephant Journal: How to use Mala Beads as our Spiritual Armor.

What is a mala?
As a jewelry designer who makes mala beads, I get asked this question a lot. And the answer is surprisingly involved.
In a nutshell, a mala is a set (or string) of beads that is traditionally used for prayer or meditation. But I believe it offers so much more that. I like to refer to malas as spiritual armor, because they help protect, heal, and guide us on our journey through life.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/09/malas-101-the-ultimate-guide-to-using-and-choosing-mala-beads/

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Today’s Deity: Important Aztec Gods and Goddesses

The Aztecs, the Late Postclassic civilization that the Spanish conquistadors met in Mexico in the 16h century, believed in a complex and diversified pantheon of gods and goddesses. Scholars studying the Aztec (or Mexica) religion have identified no fewer than 200 gods and goddesses, divided into three groups

https://www.thoughtco.com/deities-of-mexica-mythology-170042

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MNN: 12 spectacular images from NASA’s Spitzer telescope

NASA calls Lyman Spitzer Jr. (1914-1997) one of the 20th century’s greatest scientists. The longtime Princeton astrophysicist lobbied for a large space telescope as early as 1946, work that culminated in the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope in 1990.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/space/photos/10-images-from-nasas-spitzer-telescope/unique-viewpoint

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EarthSky News: Orion’s Belt points to dazzling Sirius

It’s one of the neatest tricks in all the heavens … Orion’s Belt points to Sirius in the constellation Canis Major the Greater Dog. Sirius is the brightest star in the nighttime sky. It’s up before dawn now but will be shifting into the evening sky as the months pass. Orion is found in the predawn morning sky every September.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/good-sky-trick-orions-belt-points-to-starsirius

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Patheos-Pagan: Autumn Equinox: Balance Meets Preparation

I love September. For us in the Northern Hemisphere, Summer changes to Autumn this month. The Autumn Equinox, or “Mabon” as named by Aiden Kelly, is the second harvest of three. This is when we “gather in” what we’ve sown over the Spring and Summer. Doing so reminds us to be thankful for the fruits of our labors both in a literal and metaphorical sense.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/3pagansandacat/2019/09/autumn-equinox-balance-meets-preparation/

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Inner Journey:

NOTHING NEEDS TO BE FIXED

“If you are ready to accept all which you find in yourself, you will be able to move through everything with deep sensitivity, awareness, love and understanding.”
— Gerd Ziegler

As we understand it, the spiritual journey is not about becoming perfect. It’s about acceptance, releasing judgment, and embracing everything in wholeness.

This is a great challenge for our personality. We’ve grown up comparing ourselves to others, always judging how we’re better and worse than those around us. And many of us are very good at finding fault with ourselves.

If we release judgment, then nothing needs to be fixed — including you. Explore inviting your soul to help you accept all that is and experience a whole new way of living.

“Wherever you are is always the right place. There is never a need to fix anything, to hitch up the bootstraps of the soul and start at some higher place. Start right where you are.”
— Julia Cameron

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

You’ll know when you need to know and not a moment earlier.

That’s how it works when the answer you’re looking for depends on other events that must first settle, new players that need to be gathered, and serendipities that are still being calculated.

Sometimes, not even I know, until I know.

But you will,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe:  Making Corn Toaster Cakes

The use of a speciality baking pan, known as a muffin top pan, is the secret to these corn toaster cakes. Their thin profile is perfect for reheating in the toaster, although the microwave works as well.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Making-Corn-Toaster-Cakes.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 9, 2019

Destiny

“Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.”

-William Jennings Bryan (1860-1925)

This is one of the big spiritual discussions of all time – how much of our life is predetermined by destiny versus how much control or how much say we have in what happens to us in this life. No matter what happens outside of us, we still have the choice in how we respond to it. That choice is what allows us to create our own future.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: The Benefits of Frustration and Anger
Conventional wisdom says that if you want to be a good person, you shouldn’t ever get angry. You shouldn’t ever be frustrated or irritated. Instead, you should be like a happy Buddha, observing the world…

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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/

Thought For The Day: May 14,2019 “It’s A Good Day”

Happy  Tuesday,

Everyday is a good day to share and spread kindness. Not only should we share kindness with others but share it with ourselves as well. Don’t be a critic today. Make it point to look for the good and brighten someones day. Kindness is like water it ebbs and flows always returning to it’s point of origin.

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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/