Cat’s Morning Bits for September 19, 2018

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for September 19, 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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Now by the brook the maple leans
With all his glory spread,
And all the sumachs on the hills
Have turned their green to red.
–William Wilfred Campbell (1858–1918)

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Spiritual Unite: Kundalini Awakening Symptoms And Dangers

The process of kundalini awakening has a host of symptoms and dangers associated with it. Rightly or wrongly, some warn against embarking on kundalini awakening while you are still inexperienced in yoga and meditation. We believe they are a little over the top, but they raise a good point. As long as the process is undertaken with proper care, and

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/kundalini-awakening-symptoms-and-dangers/

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MBG: Be The Change: This Checklist Has 10 Actionable Items That Actually Make A Difference

By now, we’ve all gotten the message that our environment needs as much love as humanly possible, and we’re doing our part to help make that happen. Still, while we have the best intentions to be all eco-friendly all the time, just thinking about how much work still needs to be done can get overwhelming—and make even the greenest person feel a little blue.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/be-the-change-this-checklist-has-10-actionable-items-that-make-a-difference

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Daily Good: Change the Worldview, Change the World

At the heart of every culture is a story of how the world came to be and what that means for us. Look closer and you’ll find many more narratives that comprise our collective consciousness. In the case of the Western world, problems like white supremacy, misogyny, and ecological hostility are all disconnected storylines that have been kept alive year after year. In this compelling essay, author Drew Dellinger calls upon us to reexamine the stories in Western society–their sources and consequences–and consider a wider worldview.

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2079/change-the-worldview-change-the-world-drew-dellinger/

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Elephant Journal: The Best Way to Get Out of a Funk.

Every once in a while, I have a day where I am in a total funk.
Nothing particularly bad happens, but nothing seems to be going the way I want it to either. I feel tired, antsy, irritable, and generally unsatisfied with pretty much everything. In theory I want to do all the things; in reality I want to do none of the things

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/09/the-best-way-to-get-out-of-a-funk/

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MNN: Stunning video captures a triple whale breach off coast of Nova Scotia

A boat full of lucky whale-watching tourists saw the spectacle of a lifetime when three humpback whales launched themselves out of the water one-by-one in spectacular fashion

Read more……………..

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EarthSky News: Tonight Moon is near Mars

Mars was bright and close six weeks ago, but now Earth is rushing ahead in our smaller, faster orbit around the sun. From our perspective, the red planet is beginning to dim. See it near Wednesday night’s moon.

Read more

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Patheos-Pagan: A Simple Elemental Ritual Welcoming Autumn

The season of autumn whispers to me in the mornings, reminding me that the Wheel of the Year is turning. My reply was a simple elemental ritual welcoming the fall, with the added energy of the pentagram representing the wholeness in all things. I love to get back to the simplicity of evoking the elements, especially at the seasonal transitions. They form all that lives and for that, I honor them always.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/keepingherkeys/2018/09/a-simple-elemental-ritual-welcoming-autumn/

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Inner Journey: ARE YOU HAPPY?

“It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere.”
— Agnes Repplier

Are you happy?

Don’t answer too quickly. Sit with this question for a long time and you’ll be introduced to brand new dimensions of who you are and of what matters in your life.

“Happiness comes only when we push our brains and hearts to the farthest reaches of which we are capable.”
— Leo C. Rosten

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Do you know what most people wish for, when it comes to improving their own life?

More stuff. Especially abundance.

Because they think having more stuff will contribute to their overall happiness.

But do you know what most people wish for when it comes to the lives of the ones they most love and cherish?

Happiness, peace, creative work, fulfilling relationships.

Because they understand that once these things are in order, stuff, especially abundance, will automatically take care of itself.

One of these two things doesn’t belong with the other….

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Easy Moussaka

This Greek dish is made with eggplant, and is really delicious.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Easy-Moussaka.html

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Magical Correspondences for Wednesday

Intentions:Rules healings, the mind, Communication, Divination, Writing, Knowledge, Business Transactions, Debt, Fear,Loss, Travel and Money Matters, Addictions, Young People, Messages, Perception, Self Expression.

Incense: Jasmine, Lavender, Sweet Pea, Cinnamon, Cinquefoil
Planet: Mercury and Chiron (though this is a moon of Pluto)
Sign: Virgo
Angel: Raphael
Colors: Orange, Light Blue, Grey, Yellow and, Opalescent colors and Violet
Herbs/Plants: Fern, Lavendar, Hazel, Cherry, Periwinkle
Stones: Aventurine, Bloodstone, Hematite, Moss Agate and Sodalite
Oil: (Mercury) Benzoin, Clary Sage, Eucalytus, Lavender

Goddesses: Aset [Isis], Demeter, Ceres, Spider Woman, Bona Dea, Oya,
Devi-Kali, Hella, Rhiannon, Coatlique, Maman Brigette, Sekhmet, Het Heret
[Hathor]

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Beliefnet: Lies We Tell Ourselves and How to Stop Living Them

Most of us don’t identify ourselves as being liars. We might say a white lie every now and then, but we would never be the person spewing lies each day, right? Wrong. We might not even realize it, but chances are you are lying to yourself every day. We say them because we think they make us feel better, but in reality they are stealing our ability to live our best life. They blind us from finding the truth, taking away our happiness rather than adding to it.
Read more at http://www.beliefnet.com/inspiration/lies-we-tell-ourselves-and-how-to-stop-living-them.aspx#bFLTR5iTEGwlApTj.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 July 10, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for July 10, 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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Dog Days bright and clear, indicate a happy year;
But when accompanied by rain, for better times our hopes are in vain.
-proverb

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Spiritual Unite: The Three Stages of Awakening Kundalini

Stages of awakening kundalini: The process of kundalini awakening is the name we give to the opening of the channels through which our spiritual energy flows.

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/stages-of-awakening-kundalini/

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MBG: Here’s Why “Find Your Passion” Isn’t The Best Advice

“Find your passion” has become standard self-help fare, but new research suggests that that advice misses the point: Finding fulfillment is actually more about understanding the nuances of a growth mindset versus a fixed mindset.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/finding-your-passion-is-a-lazy-approach-to-life-experts-say

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Daily Good: The Lonely Patience of Creative Work

Poet Rainier Maria Rilke believed that patience was vital to creative work: “Being an artist means, not reckoning and counting, but ripening like the tree which does not force its sap and stands confident in the storms of spring without the fear that after them may come no summer. It does come. But it comes only to the patient, who are there as though eternity lay before them, so unconcernedly still and wide. I learn it daily, learn it with pain to which I am grateful: patience is everything!” In order for work to flourish into art, the artist’s soul needs incubatory periods of self-reflection.

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2058/the-lonely-patience-of-creative-work-maria-popova/

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Elephant Journal: Psychic Attacks & How to Respond to Them

Energy attacks happen when a negative energetic vibration is directed toward us via other people’s thoughts, feelings, or emotions.

This often happens when someone is harbouring anger, vengefulness, resentfulness, jealousy toward us, or feels rejected in some way

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/06/psychic-attacks-how-to-respond-to-them/

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MNN: UNESCO selects 19 new breathtaking World Heritage Sites

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) selects World Heritage Sites that have cultural or historical value, or some other element of importance to the human race. Once selected, the sites receive international protections, preserving them for study and appreciation.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/wilderness-resources/blogs/unesco-new-world-heritage-sites

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EarthSky News: Jupiter ends retrograde on July 10-11

Tonight – July 10-11, 2018 – the planet Jupiter is poised in front of the stars of the zodiac. It’s now moving neither east nor west against the star background, but will soon resume its usual eastward course. In other words

http://earthsky.org/tonight/planet-jupiter-stationary-ends-retrograde

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Patheos-Pagan: What Is Incense For? A Few Things To Know About Incense

I burn incense virtually every day. It’s been a big part of my personal practice for years and it’s spanned practically all traditions I’ve ever encountered. There are incense burners in my home office and at the shop I co-own.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/thewitchesnextdoor/2017/09/incense-rituals-daily-practice/

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Inner Journey: 

DIRECT YOUR SUBCONSCIOUS MIND

“The power to move the world is in the subconscious mind.”
— William James

Our subconscious mind creates our lives perfectly according to how it has been programmed. It works 24 hours of every day, 365 days per year. It accepts instructions from the conscious mind, checks on old inner programming and executes.

The subconscious mind acts on old beliefs stored over a lifetime. Many of those beliefs you may have accepted without thinking. Or you may have absorbed them when you were too young to exercise choice. Many of the beliefs that govern your life may no longer match what you now hold to be true.

Nonetheless, the subconscious mind is the director till you rewrite the scripts. Put some effort into getting it working on your positive, conscious intentions instead of your old limiting, unconscious beliefs and your life will change.

“If a man devotes himself to the instructions of his own unconscious, it can bestow this gift [of renewal], so that suddenly life, which has been stale and dull, turns into a rich unending inner adventure, full of creative possibilities.”
— Marie-Louise von Franz

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

The BIG THING rarely happens when you ask for it, nor does it typically come from who or where you expect. It usually comes a bit later, from someone you didn’t even know when you first asked, as a result of some weird turn of events that were impossible to foresee.

So, chill. Be patient. Enjoy the moment. And let your friends, employers, and partners off the hook. Besides, they’re going to have enough to deal with when the BIG THING does arrive, if you know what I mean.

Won’t be long,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Strawberry Banana Bread

I had 5 over-ripe bananas and some leftover strawberries that were also a bit past their prime. This recipe made two loaves of bread. My boys loved it!

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Strawberry-Banana-Bread-3.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
July  10, 2018

Music

“Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard
Are sweeter.” -John Keats (1795-1821)

When we listen very carefully to the silence we can hear the songs of the universe. These songs are playing all the time, yet we are unaware of them because so many other things are going on at the same time. When we take the time to slow down, and “tune in” to these beautiful sounds, we are enraptured. God is a musician.”

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 20 Ways to Be Good To People

Don’t miss another opportunity to be good to someone, here are 20 easy things anyone can do…

Read more at http://www.beliefnet.com/inspiration/galleries/20-ways-to-be-good-to-people.aspx#brK6zFmxXDkdjdMe.99

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily post are re-blogged 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/