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/

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for September 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…

Read More….

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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/

 

 

Cat’s Morning Bits for January 24, 2019

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for January 24, 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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Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to your imagination,
calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting,
over and over announcing your place
in the family of things.
-Mary Oliver (1935-2019)

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Spirituality & Health:

Naturally Energize This Winter
BY KATHRYN DRURY WAGNER
It was 4:30 p.m., and darkness was already falling over the corn fields, casting long shadows. I’d just awoken from a so-called power nap, yet felt like I could have gone back to sleep and hibernated for two months. Anyone else having this problem lately? Winter can really sap energy levels, so let’s look at ways to feel alive and motivated, even in the doldrum months.

https://spiritualityhealth.com/articles/2019/01/21/naturally-energize-this-winter

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MBG: Dreaming About Sugar, Salt, Or Carbs? These Essential Oils Can Help Curb Cravings

Have you ever tried your hardest to turn around your eating habits only to find yourself on a midafternoon or late-night binge of cookies or chips? Are mornings fruitless unless you have your sweetened coffee drink? Or maybe your cravings are more subtle, masquerading as routine with your daily afternoon snack of a granola bar and a diet soda

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/essential-oils-to-curb-cravings

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Daily Good: Top 10 Kindness Stories of 2018

Kindness begets kindness. This simple saying points to a profound truth. What we put out into the world, often comes back to us in one form or another. Not only does kindness have this wonderful boomerang effect, it’s also delightfully contagious. Being at the receiving end of an act of kindness or witnessing a thoughtful gesture for another person can inspire a chain reaction. This just might be one of the best recipe’s out there for creating a better world. For inspiration, here are some of KindSpring’s favorite stories of 2018

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2211/top-10-kindness-stories-of-2018-kindspring-editors/

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Elephant Journal: Embracing Winter: a Permission slip to Slow things way Down

I am a self-professed winter lover.
It’s true. It may well be my favorite season. Gasp! I said it.

Sure, I love the first shoots and buds of spring and the wall of heat and slow-paced freedom of summer. Then there’s the crisp nights and warm days surrounded by the fiery explosion of colour in the fall. And to be honest, I love them all.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/01/embracing-winter-a-permission-slip-to-slow-things-way-down/

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EarthSky News: Contemplate the apex of the sun’s way

Tonight, as you look up at the stars, think about the direction our local star, the sun, moves through our Milky Way galaxy. Astronomers call the sun’s direction of motion through the Milky Way by a great old name. It’s called the solar apex or the apex of the sun’s way. A friend from Australia wrote:

https://earthsky.org/tonight/vega-marks-the-apex-of-the-suns-way

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Patheos-Pagan: 9 Ways to Witch Better in 2019

As you work on your 2019 resolutions, you may want to include some ways to Witch better in the new year. Some of these are about making yourself an even better Witch, Magickally. Some of these include how to be a better Witch in your community. Both are important, and all are easy to do. Happy (secular) New Year!

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/doubletoilandresist/2018/12/9-ways-to-witch-better-in-2019/

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Inner Journey:

DON’T THINK AWAY YOUR FEELINGS

“When emotions are managed by the heart, they heighten your awareness of the world around you and add sparkle to life. The result is new intelligence and a new view of life.”
— Doc Childre and Howard Martin

How do you intellectualize your emotions?

Many of us live so much in our heads that we intellectualize our emotions. We analyze, rationalize and explain them away so quickly that we don’t actually experience them.

Learn to honour your emotions at all times by being willing to feel them. Of course, you may need to exercise some judgment over how and when you express them.

“Learning to be aware of feelings, how they arise and how to use them creatively so they guide us to happiness, is an essential lifetime skill.”
— Joan Borysenko

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

The reason for all challenges is so that you can finally learn that none are bigger than you.

Winner,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Turmeric Morning Shot

This is my morning turmeric shot I have every morning. I make little batch and store in the fridge. This lasts 1 week for 2 people. Turmeric is full of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. It has been used for thousands of years – even as medicine.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Turmeric-Morning-Shot.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
January 24, 2019

Truth

“There are no new truths, but only truths that have not been recognized by those who have perceived them without noticing. A truth is something that everyone can be shown to know and to have known, as people say, all along.”

-Mary McCarthy (1912-1989)
Truth is beyond time and space. Truth is always available to us, now, and wherever we are. Truth is unchanging and eternal. Truth is not biased or preferential – truth is the same for each one of us, it is there for all of us.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Spirit Library: Connect with Sense of Purpose – Remembering What’s Important

The changes we’re moving through this year are unprecedented. Most likely your personal changes will be too. While it’s impossible to grasp the magnitude of this as you’re moving through it, trust that you are morphing and shifting at lightning speed. Given this background – and the learned tendency to overthink and get stuck in the details – I’ll outline here a few simple things you can do for peace of mind.

https://spiritlibrary.com/selacia/connect-with-sense-of-purpose-remembering-whats-important

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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 8, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for October 8, 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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Fresh October brings the pheasant;
Then to gather nuts is pleasant.
-Sara Coleridge (1802-52)

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Spiritual Unite:  10 Easy Ways To Save Mother Earth

We are acutely aware that saving Mother Earth from climate change is no easy task, but there are ways that we as individuals can make a difference. The good thing is, it isn’t as hard as you might think. If you want to pitch in and help, here are 10 easy ways for you to save Mother Earth.

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/10-easy-ways-to-save-mother-earth/

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MBG: 11 Ways To Create Spaces That Facilitate Moments Of Meaning

A moment of meaning is associated with feeling awe or experiencing profound connection to something bigger than yourself. As humans, we crave these moments as a way to inspire ourselves or satisfy our curiosity. Some past research has even found that the feeling of awe enhances overall well-being and instigates profound personal growth.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/ways-to-create-spaces-that-facilitate-moments-of-meaning

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Daily Good: Stranger Kindness

Have you ever been moved by a stranger’s kindness? What about returning the favor and asking yourself how you can be there for someone else? In this touching post, Reverend Bonnie Rose challenges readers to ask strangers that they encounter, “Is there anything I can do or say to help you have a better day?” Read on to learn about the humble connections that can emerge when we bravely break the barriers that divide us and offer help with open hearts.

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2109/stranger-kindness-bonnie-rose/

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Elephant Journal: It’s Time to say F*ck You to the Present Moment.

I’m so damned sick of all this living in the now nonsense.
And I’m not alone. Health organisations all over the world have declared a philosophical pandemic. The cause of this catastrophe is an insidious conceptual contagion that’s turning the woke world into hordes of mindless zombies.
The question is, how can we survive this vacuous apocalypse?

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/10/its-time-to-say-fck-you-to-the-present-moment/

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MNN: Does awe lift your spirits or stress you out?

Awe invigorates some people but makes others anxious, and a new study suggests your reaction may depend on how you see yourself.

Awe is an awfully complex emotion, conjuring feelings of reverence that can range from wonder to dread. It’s a blend of fear and surprise, according to some definitions, although it often feels like more than the sum of those parts

Read more………….

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EarthSky News: Spectacular Draconid meteor shower in 2018?

In 2018, there’s no moon to spoil the show. The parent comet recently passed near. Best night is likely October 8. To see the most meteors … watch in the evening, not after midnight. And find a dark country sky!

http://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/everything-you-need-to-know-draconid-meteor-shower

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Patheos-Pagan: Spirits of Place

Spirits of Place are the unseen energies, or entities, that dwell in the same places that you do. Some might consider the Spirits of Place as Fae beings. Others might look at the Spirits of Place as tutelary spirits. While others might feel that the Spirits of Place are the beauty of nature itself. However you might experience the Spirits of Place, connecting with them can greatly improve your life.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/thewitchesnextdoor/2018/10/spirits-of-place-2/

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Inner Journey: 

DEEPER COMMUNICATION

“Once a human being has arrived on this earth, communication is the largest single factor determining what kinds of relationships he makes with others and what happens to him in the world about him.”
— Virginia Satir

How do you typically communicate? Is it through words, gestures, emotions, thoughts, desires, needs, truths, direct perception or intuition? Do you focus more on the other person or on yourself? Do you typically tell, ask or listen?

For a few days, set an intention to be aware of your communication styles and skills. After you’ve spent some time talking with someone, reflect on what your underlying motives were and what level of depth you reached. Write your insights in your journal. This exercise will help you become more aware and conscious of who you are and why you do what you do.

“We need people in our lives with whom we can be as open as possible. To have real conversation with people may seem like such a simple, obvious suggestion, but it involves courage and risk.”
— Thomas Moore

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Did you know that it’s perfectly OK, even highly ideal, to claim all is well amid doubt and confusion? To be happy in spite of challenges? To laugh at problems? Dance without a partner? Sing without a rhyme? Talk to inanimate objects?

Oddly, most don’t.

You so rock,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Sturdy Sunflower Bread

In our household, we’ve noticed that budget-friendly bread loaves from the supermarket tend to fall apart when we build sandwiches with them. I like mine with seeds in them but it seems those are the ones that don’t hold up so well. Here’s our new recipe for a delicious, sturdy bread that is great for sandwiches!

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Sturdy-Sunflower-Bread.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 8, 2018 

Prayer

“Prayer is something deeper than words. It is present in the soul before it has been formulated in words. And it abides in the soul after the last words of prayer have passed over our lips.”

-O. Hallesby

We feel our prayers more than we really say our prayers. Prayers become real to us when the emotion behind them, within them, is so strong that the prayer becomes animated – it has life. Our soul houses these prayers before our minds even figure out how to articulate them. Prayers can be silent, yet heart-felt.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 6 Things to Stop Feeling Guilty About Immediately
“Guilt is to the spirit as pain is to the body” -Elder David A. Bedna

Guilt is such a strong word but many people, especially women, feel guilt more often than not. Guilt can be defined as “feelings of deserving blame especially for imagined offenses or from a sense of inadequacy”. It makes us feel inadequate or that we aren’t doing enough for something, someone, or ourselves.

Read more at http://www.beliefnet.com/wellness/6-things-to-stop-feeling-guilty-about-immediately.aspx#X317yMQSHHVkIVcF.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)
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Cat’s Morning Bits for March 19, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for March 19, 2018

Good Morning!   It’s time to 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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And time remembered is grief forgotten,
And frosts are slain and flowers begotten,
And in green underwood and cover
Blossom by blossom the spring begins.
Algernon Charles Swinburne (1837-1909)

almanac.com

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Beliefnet: The Value of the Handwritten Letter

In an age where letters appear instantly at the tap of a key, why take up pen and paper?

Because the archaic will always have a place. Old ways are hard. They’re time consuming. And how we spend our time is a language unto itself�a letter written by hand creates a much different set of feelings than a simple email.

Read more……………….

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A Bountiful Moment

Within each challenge lies the opportunity for growth

Daily Thought

Challenges present as a distraction to what needs to be accomplished. They can also present you with a block that will stop you from moving toward your goal(s). So it is important to remember that challenges are only a sign and opportunity for you to continue your growth, development and commitment. It is not what you see as the challenge that is the growth opportunity but you’re working through the challenge that gives you that present.

Daily Practice

Consciously look for the challenges and obstacles in your day. Do not search for what is easy today but purposefully look at what is hard for you. Pay attention to the situation and pay attention to your solution. After you have completed the challenge make a written or mental note of your strengths and personal attributes that got you through it. Rejoice in your abilities to overcome.

Have a Great Day and Believe in Yourself!

Dr. Juliann (my child therapist.com)

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EarthSky News: Tonight’s moon, Mercury, Venus

Now – if your sky is clear – you can easily see the young moon shining in the west, shortly after sunset. Use this little moon to find the planets.

Read more………………..

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Patheos-Pagan: Meditations On A Life Worth Living 

I reach for the music; but I want the quiet of my mind. I’m always looking for something, to fill the silence, and drown out the din. It’s been a struggle this year; it’s been unspeakably hard. I’ve spoken of it. The words won’t always come when bidden.
There’s a place inside of me, that sings. It resides around campfires, and sways to the feeling of bodies in tune with mine. It recognizes the stars at night, and hopes for more of itself. It knows things. It resonates. It calls to me.
Read more……………….

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Inner Journey: Imprisoned By Your Thoughts

“Problems exist only in the human mind.”
— Anthony de Mello

For most of us, there’s always a long ‘to do’ list. That’s a fact.

And it’s easy to feel victimized. ‘Poor me!’ That’s not a fact – that’s a choice.

Experiment with your life to explore how much your mind is your jailer. Simply let go of the ‘oh woe’ kinds of thoughts. Silence your mind. Be right here, right now. Decide what you will do now and do it, without buying in to the mind’s sob story. When one task is done, you can then choose another.

Allowing the mind to agonize about the size of the ‘to do’ list just makes us tired before we even get started. It doesn’t have to be this way.

“Don’t water your weeds.”
— Harvey Mackay

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Great big, innovative, world changing ideas are plentiful.

People who take tiny little baby steps toward them are rare.

You are so acing this life,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Healthier Egg Drop Soup

This delicious recipe has flavor and veggies to make it a little heartier than traditional egg drop soup.

Read more………………..

thriftyfun.com

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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
March 19, 2018

Kindness

“Only kindness matters. We are God’s hands.” -Jewel

Ask anyone what they value most in a person, what they remember most about a person, and chances are that they will say ‘kindness.’ Kindness always makes such a positive and lasting impression! Why is that? Is it because we encounter it all too rarely these days? Being kind is such a simple gesture, yet it is one that is often disregarded. Let’s make an effort today to recognize kindness in others, and to express kindness ourselves.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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MNN: How to humanely keep wildlife out of the garden

You’ve no doubt heard the saying “she wouldn’t harm a fly.” It’s a phrase that could easily be applied to Theresa Rooney, a gentle soul whose desire to live in harmony with creatures in her garden led her to write “Humane Critter Control, The Guide to Natural, Nontoxic Pest Solutions to Protect Your Yard and Garden.”

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!  Read more……………………

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