Cat’s Morning Bits for November 7, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for November 7, 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 maple wears a gayer scarf-
The field a scarlet gown-
Lest I sh’d be old-fashioned
I’ll put a trinket on.
-Emily Dickinson (1830-86)

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Spiritual Unite: You Can Heal Yourself Using The Chi Energy of Trees According to Taoist Masters

Trees are very powerful according to Taoist masters. Aside from absorbing carbon dioxide and turning it into oxygen, trees also have the ability to absorb negative energy and transform it into positive.

read more….

 

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Can I Dedicate to More Than One Deity? 

As you start exploring Paganism in more depth, you may find that you’re drawn to one particular god or goddess. Once you’ve formed a strong connection, you may even opt to perform a dedication ritual to him or her –

Read more……

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Daily Good: What Focusing on the Breath Does to Your Brain

What if you could regulate your stress levels by controlling your breath? A new study from the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research suggests that while fast breathing rates may promote feelings like anxiety, stress, and fear, slowing down our breath may reduce these very same emotions. This article from Greater Good Magazine examines how breathing impacts various regions of the brain responsible for thinking, feeling, and behavior. { read more }

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Elephant Journal: The Art of Intuitive Moving.

Have you asked yourself in what ways does your body feel like moving today?
Intuitive moving is simple yet counterintuitive to what most people have always done. This simple practice of becoming quiet enough to listen to our body’s wants and needs is a muscle that needs exercising.

Read more….

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MNN: 7 uncanny facts about crows

Intelligence runs in the crow family, a diverse group of more than 120 bird species. And, as with most geniuses, crows and their relatives tend to be misunderstood.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Mars, Spica pair up in morning sky

In the eastern morning sky, as the predawn darkness gives way to dawn, watch for the planet Mars to pair up with Spica, the brightest star in the constellation Virgo. The actual conjunction date – when Mars passes 3 degrees north of Spica – is November 8, 2019. Nonetheless, these two worlds will be remain close together all week long, and should rather easily fit into a single binocular field.

Read more…..

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Patheos-Pagan: Full Moon in Taurus for 2019

On Tuesday, November 12th at 5:34 a.m. PST, the full Moon in Taurus will rise. When the Moon is full, it’s on the opposite side of the earth from the Sun. This situates it in the opposite zodiac sign too, forming a polarity or “opposition,” where each planet pulls at the other. With the Sun and Moon,

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Inner Journey:

LAUGH!

“We don’t laugh because we’re happy, we’re happy because we laugh.”
— William James

Why laugh?

Laughter nourishes the soul and triggers joy. It’s a natural stress reliever. It stimulates the immune system and increases oxygen, stamina and our breathing capacity. Medical literature is full of reasons to laugh for the health of it.

Don’t rely upon your funny friends, favorite sit-com or jokes to tickle your funny bone — just laugh for the joy of it!

“Laughter is like the human body wagging its tail.”
— Anne Wilson Schaef

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A Note from the Universe

If I could pick only one superpower it would be to have your insights.

Sha-zam!

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Kitchen Witch Bakes for November

Kitchen Witch Bakes for November – Leading on from the last harvest, November still has a huge abundance of gorgeous produce to work with, but we are winding down now. Preparations are being made for the winter. The weather will also be colder now, the warm summer months seeming so distant. Lots of lovely big hearty meals are the way to go.

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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 Tarot: The Tower

If any problems arise today, they will probably come out of being careless about something simple and normally no trouble at all. Carelessness is the chief threat to having things go smoothly. Even if only small things are lost, broken, or need to be redone, it can make tomorrow even more of a mess than today might be. Pay attention to details, take your time and do your best.

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 November 15, 2018

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for November 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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Shorter and shorter now the twilight clips
The days, as though the sunset gates they crowd.
-Alice Cary (1820-71)

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MBG: The One Ritual I Swear By When I’m Stressed, Anxious & Uncertainty Prevails

Let me preface this by saying that tarot is something I’ve only dabbled in—I’m certainly not an expert nor am I claiming to be! Tarot has been presented to me by healers in one-on-one sessions, my own research, and, of course, Instagram. I’d written about tarot in my book, the Spirit Almanac, but didn’t practice it regularly on my own. I’d be remiss not to mention that this is about finding my own groove with tarot, a method that fits with my lifestyle, and that’s what I’m sharing here, not an official method of any kind.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/tarot-a-ritual-for-uncertain-times

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Herbal Muse Press: Herbal Dream Pillows

Herb and spice-filled pillows are a delightful way to induce relaxation and sleep by natural means. They’re fun to assemble and they make wonderful gifts!

For centuries, the fragrance of herbs have been captured in pillows and sweet bags to purify and scent the home. They were known by European mothers anxious to lure their offspring into tranquil sleep, by those seeking relief from headache or depression, and by the solitary who yearned to find true love.

https://www.herbalmusings.com/herbal-dream-pillows

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Elephant Journal: Mercury Retrograde: 7 Good Things that Can Happen to You. {November 16 to December 6} 

For those who are a bit hazy about what happens during Mercury retrograde, here’s what you need to know:
The world seems to go haywire with miscommunications of all types during this period—which happens again from November 16 to December 6, 2018.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/11/mercury-retrograde-7-good-things-that-can-happen-to-you-november-16-to-december-6/

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MNN: Who needs small talk? Not the Finnish (or me)

When I was single and dating, my friends made fun of me for jumping into deep conversations with guys I just met.
I’ve never been interested in small talk, or its cousin, flirting. I’m genuinely curious to get to know people, and I’d rather not talk if it’s going to be about nonsense. Turns out, I have something in common with the “silent Finns” who are also known for not talking small, but diving into meaningful conversation — or none at all.

https://www.mnn.com/health/fitness-well-being/blogs/who-needs-small-talk-not-finnish

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EarthSky News: Could consciousness come down to the way things vibrate?

What’s the relationship between mind and matter? A new psychological theory suggests that synchronized vibrations lie at the heart of human consciousness, and – indeed – of all physical reality.

https://earthsky.org/human-world/consciousness-what-is-theory-vibration

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Patheos-Pagan: Witchin’ in the Kitchen: Recipes and Blessings for Thanksgiving Feasts

As the Thanksgiving feast day approaches, it’s time to get down to meal-planning. I feed folks of all dietary needs at my table, so over the years I’ve adapted recipes to suit all sorts of palettes; carnivores to vegans, traditional to exotic, and many of them gluten-free. As much as I love the traditional foods I grew up with in the southeast, I like to put an international twist on ’em, just to keep folks guessing.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/witchonfire/2018/11/witchin-kitchen-recipes-blessings-thanksgiving-feasts/

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Inner Journey:

LEARN FROM EXPERIENCE

“Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him.”
— Aldous Huxley

What was your peak experience of this past week? What was your most challenging experience?

Stepping back to review your week can offer many insights. Normally we can’t see the forest for the trees. Now back away and see the whole forest. Review your week. Now write a short summary — whatever comes to mind for you. If action is required, plan how you will accomplish it in the next week.

“Ask the experienced rather than the learned.”
— Arabic proverb

“Experience is that marvellous thing that enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.”
— Franklin P. Jones

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A Note from the Universe

You don’t even have to know what you want. I’ll take care of that.

Just enjoy that you received another day, and the 10,000 miracles within it.

It’s on me,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Crescent and Feta Cheese Triangle Appetizer

Here is another simple appetizer recipe using crescent rolls and feta cheese to make tasty pastry triangles.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Crescent-and-Feta-Cheese-Triangle-Appetizer-1.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
November 15, 2018

Laughter

“A good laugh is as good as a prayer sometimes.” -L.M. Montgomery

Laughter heightens our senses so that we feel joy. And when we feel joy, we feel our connection with God. Having that feeling of oneness is like a prayer, it’s comforting, it’s cleansing. Laugh, and share the joy.

-Lissa Coffey

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Beliefnet: 5 Ways to Feel Less Lonely
Everyone craves and needs social engagement. Personal interactions are good for the mind, heart, and soul. You don’t have to be a social butterfly to feel less lonely though. There are simple ways…

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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/

Keeping In Touch With Yourself: Cat’s Angel Message for February 14, 2018  

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Keeping In Touch With Yourself: Cat’s Angel Message for February 14, 2018  

February’s Theme:  Trusting in the “unseen” and  believing in yourself puts you on the path to manifesting your dreams and goals.

When you lose touch with yourself,
you lose yourself in the world.
– Eckhart Tolle

214:Today’s message is about love, it is Valentine’s day after all!. While it’s important to show love for those around you it’s equally important to show some for yourself. Today the angels are asking us to turn any fears or worries over to them and make room for some self love.  By acknowledging yourself as an awesome and amazing person (and you really are!) you are affirming that you are worthy of receiving the love and positive energies around you and being sent to you. As I said earlier this week we are quite often our own worst critics so today is your chance to jump on your own bandwagon. Be your own Valentine today and do something nice for yourself and don’t forget to give yourself a BIG hug and embrace the beautiful and divine spirit that is YOU!

 Kuan Yin is the Chinese goddess of mercy, compassion and protection. She helps us to find the kindness and compassion that dwells within us as well as teaching us that it’s okay to shower ourselves with these blessings.Archangel Jophiel teaches us the importance of slowing down so that we can enjoy the beauty that surrounds us and the beauty that is found inside, and the Ascended Master Maitreya, the Laughing Buddha,brings us peace through the power of joy and laughter. Our Sacred Stones for today are:

 

 

Rhodonite which promotes unselfish self-love and forgiveness.

 

Rose Quartz teaches how to love ourselves.

 

Magnesite stimulates the heart chakra and bring forward  the self love which is necessary before we can love others.

Bright blessings for a magickal day!

Cat

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What Will You Do? : Cat’s Angel Message for January 24, 2018  

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What Will You Do? : Cat’s Angel Message for January 24, 2018  

January’s Theme: Focus on dreams and goals not your fears or past happenings. Thoughts manifest into reality and through positive focus we lessen the power of the things we fear.

It isn’t sufficient just to want – you’ve got to ask
yourself what you are going to do to get the things you want.
– Franklin D. Roosevelt

124: Our message today is a gentle reminder that our spiritual helpers are always with us and they surround us everyday with loving energy.  We can ask them for help at any time. Especially on days you feel down, scared or helpless. The line of communication is always open and  they don’t “screen their calls or ignore your texts”. Asking for their help can be as easy as saying “Angels/ Goddess, God please give me strength” or “Angels/ Goddess, God please help me now!” Ground and center, take a cleansing breath and allow their peaceful, healing energy to fill your being. It is the desire of our spiritual helpers to promote courage and confidence so that we can achieve our goals and dreams. They know that we are stronger than we realize and that sometimes we forget that. Our power is rooted in belief so believe in your heart that you are strong, blessed and that you have the power of the Universe behind you all the way.

Work with Archangel Michael today if you need support, strength or simply need a little motivation. Michael assists everyone who calls to him. His presence is like a warm burst of energy and you may see flashes of blue or purple. The Celtic goddess Brigid can fill us with the fire of inspiration and opens the doors to all forms of creativity including creative thought and new ideas and Ascended Master Maitreya brings us joy and laughter. Both of which can be helpful when we feel stressed or anxious.

Use your angel stones today, Angelite, Celestite, Apophyllite, to connect to the angelic realms, Amethyst to connect with Archangel Michael or Carnelian to help overcome negative conditioning and restore energy and motivation.

 Bright blessings for a magickal day!

Cat

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Trust In The Light: Cat’s Angel Message for December 21 , 2017 

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Trust In The Light: Cat’s Angel Message for December 21 , 2017   

December’s Theme:  Pay close attention to recurring thoughts and ideas. These messages and clues will assist you to make improvements in your life.

Trust in the Light.
Darkness is not a force –
it is merely the absence of light.
Observe that when a light is brought to a dark place,
the darkness disappears.
Sadness is similar –
when joy is brought to suffering,
the sadness disappears.
Open yourself to the Light!
Hold back nothing,
Trust in the Light.
– Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

1221:  Happy Winter Solstice! Today marks the beginning of winter and the return of the sun and longer days. Pagans will be celebrating the rebirth of the Sun. The Goddess of Winter has the following message for us. “On this longest night remember to honor you shadows as they are an important part of who you are. At dark times you may feel as if you have lost your light. While this may feel like truth, it is not. Your light like the that of the Sun is waiting to be reborn. now is the time to feel for that tiny ember inside, your spark, embrace it and allow it to grow. With the Sun’s rebirth comes a new beginning, a clean slate if you will. New choices and new paths open before you. I am here to help you step into the light! Come and walk with me!”

And now on to our Angel Message:

On this day of of celebration the Universe is asking us to  use our powers of  positive thinking and to trust in you inner guidance system and the universal energies. Remember that any statement you make can influence the outcome of any given situation,  so take care to stay away from the negative ones. As we work towards transforming our lives it’s important to make statements in the present tense (I AM, I HAVE). The Universe and its helpers want us to have the best. They are always working behind the scenes to help us manifest our dreams and goals. Remember that  when we do our part they can do theirs. Do not allow self criticism or the “Negative Nellie’s” of the world  to lower your energy,. Stay focused and move into a brighter future. 

 Archangel Jophiel encourages us to see the beauty that surrounds us and carries that beauty over into our thoughts and actions. The Celtic goddess Brigid teaches us how to express ourselves in a positive manner and how to bring our ideas to the world and give them life and The Ascended Master Maitreya ( Laughing Buddha) promotes laughter, joy and peace, his joyful spirit helps us to release anxiety and worry (which can be typical this time of year) as he teaches us healing and peace through the ability to laugh. Our Sacred Stones for today are Rose Quartz which helps us to enhance our power of creating positive statements and Topaz which supports our positive thoughts and energies.

Bright blessings for a magickal day!

Cat

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Thought for the Day: August 23, 2017 “Laugh It Off”

Happy Wednesday!

Laughter is a great gift. Just think about that old saying ” Laughter is the best medicine.”  It helps you relax, makes you feel good, it’s a gift you can share with others and it’s free! The trouble is that most of fail to use this gift to our advantage. We take things too seriously and it can create a pretty stressful atmosphere. We have to learn to laugh away the things that we can and you know that your personal evolution in on the right track when you can laugh at yourself. Look for the humor today and engage in a little mid-week self care!

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Thought for the Day: July 14, 2017 “The Cure”

It’s finally Friday! 🙂

We have a little Irish wisdom for today. These two things, laughter and sleep,  can cure just about anything. They act as a reset button for both mind and body and give us a fresh outlook. Look for the humor today, sometimes just laughing at ourselves can get us through a hard day!

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I invite you to check out my other websites:
Cat’s Treasure Trove: An Eclectic Collection of Jewelry & Gifts:  at www.catstreasuretrove.weebly.com
and my group Sacred Spirals: The place where all paths meet at https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/