Cat’s Morning Bits for February 11, 2019

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for February 11, 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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A sparrow enters the tree,
Whereon immediately
A snow-lump thrice his own slight size
Descends on him and showers his head and eyes.
-Thomas Hardy (1840-1928)

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Spiritual Unite: Willow Tree Symbolism – Find Strength In Being Adaptable

The willow tree is one of the more popular trees regarding symbolism and cultural importance.
Aligned and in tune with feminine energies and the divine feminine, the willow tree holds particularly relevant symbolism for women

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/willow-tree-symbolism-find-strength-in-being-adaptable/

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MBG: Weekly Horoscope: Your Valentine’s Day Forecast Is Here

According to the AstroTwins, this week will be off to a rocky start—but the dust will settle by Valentine’s Day.
On Wednesday, Mars and Uranus could send us into combat.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/weekly-horoscope-february-11-to-17-2019

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Herbal Muse: Lavender Coffee Body Polish

This easy-to-make scrub exfoliates skin to allow for healthy cell turnover and prepare the skin to receive the benefits of lavender essential oil, which is not only highly fragrant but has clinically proven therapeutic properties. Applied topically, the oil counters acne, burns and inflammatory skin conditions. The healing properties of the herb are due to the presence of organic compounds called aldehydes and ketones.

https://www.herbalmusings.com/lavender-coffee-scrub

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MNN: Plant life will take your breath away in these 13 winning images

The International Garden Photographer of the Year honors photographers for their outstanding imagery captured in gardens, parks and cities.

https://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/blogs/international-garden-photographer-year-winning-images-2019-beauty-and-importance-plant-life

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EarthSky News: For those at southerly latitudes, Canopus!

Tonight, think about – or look for – a star that northern stargazers rarely see. It’s Canopus, and it’s the second-brightest star in the entire sky. That means this star is easily visible, even on a moonlit night

https://earthsky.org/tonight/for-those-at-southerly-latitudes-canopus

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Patheos-Pagan: Acknowledging Our Magical Origin Stories Makes Us Stronger

When I was a child and a teen, I didn’t know how to make sense of the magical things that happened to me. How could I process my out-of-body experiences, the voices I heard in my mind before someone else spoke them, or my innate, overwhelming love of the gods?

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/starlight/2019/02/acknowledging-our-magical-origin-stories-makes-us-stronger/

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Inner Journey:

HEAL THE PAST

“What you bring forth out of yourself from the inside will save you. What you do not bring forth out of yourself from the inside will destroy you.”
— Gospel of Thomas

We can transform painful memories by re-imagining them from the soul’s perspective of love and meaning.

Andrew Schneider says that all experiences have the purpose of serving the soul. An experience in the past blocked us because our fear at the time distorted our perception of what happened. To transform this limiting experience, we must bring what was then unconscious into the soul’s realm through consciousness.

We can do this by following these steps:
1. RECALL the past experience that might inhibit us.
2. OWN the experience (no judgment, blame, etc.).
3. TAKE RESPONSIBILITY for it and the consequences (i.e., the experience was determined by my subjective perception of what occurred, dictated by my lack of wholeness — specifically my fears).
4. GIVE IT MEANING (the soul was attempting to gain some kind of mastery or skill, but we didn’t know that at the time).
5. RE-IMAGINE it from the perspective of soul consciousness (showing its higher purpose).

“Letting go of our suffering is the hardest work we will ever do. It is also the most fruitful. To heal means to meet ourselves in a new way — in the newness of each moment where all is possible and nothing is limited to the old.”
— Stephen Levine

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

To be loved like you’ve never been loved you must love like you’ve never loved.

Sounds pretty easy –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Indian Summer Cornbread

A favorite bread from the northern Cherokee nation to enjoy with a drizzle of honey or butter.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Indian-Summer-Cornbread-1.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
February 11, 2019

Spirituality

“The spiritual quest begins, for most people, as a search for meaning.”

-Marilyn Ferguson, The Aquarian Conspiracy, 1980
We talk a lot about spiritual growth, but lets look a little deeper into what that really means to us. I think it’s true that most of us found ourselves on a spiritual path because we were looking for “more,” because we instinctively knew that there was something beyond the material world that could sustain us, nourish us, and fill our hearts. And perhaps all of our questions aren’t answered, but we catch glimpses of profound peace, and joy, and that keeps us going. Each day is new, each day we learn and grow and bask in the glow of spirit.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 5 Suggestions for Cultivating Self-Love
Self-love can seem unattainable. It might be because, in part, self-love sounds abstract and ambiguous. To be clear, self-love is both an attitude and an act. It’s how you view yourself, and how you…
Read more……

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily post are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.

I invite you to check out my websites!

The Desert Path: The dusty ramblings of a desert pagan. https://thedesertpath.com/

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for July 13, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for July 13, 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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How many songs, O summer wind,
How many songs you know
Of fair, sweet things in your wanderings,
As over the earth you go.
-Ina Donna Coolbrith (1841-1928)

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Spiritual Unite: Old Soul Characteristics | Signs That Reveal If You Are One 

Have you ever met someone irrespective of their young age and they seem to be wise?
Maybe you are an adult and never seem to fit into society?

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/old-soul-characteristics/

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MBG: The 3 Essential Oils You Need To Start An Aromatherapy Practice 

That comforting feeling you get when you light your favorite fragrant candle or smell a pie baking in the oven? It’s the real deal. Our olfactory response is directly linked to the emotional center of our brain, so what we smell can have a profound psychological impact on how we feel—and fast. Need instant stress relief? A little aromatherapy goes a long way, and nature’s got you covered.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/the-only-3-essential-oils-you-need-for-your-home

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Daily Good: One Square Inch of Silence

Gordon Hempton is an acoustic ecologist who has spent over thirty years taking recordings of steadily vanishing natural soundscapes. Quiet places on earth are in danger of disappearing, a message that Hempton brought home in 2010 by marking one square inch of quiet space in Washington’s Olympic National Park with a small red rock. His work was featured in a documentary entitled “Soundtracker” that same year.

http://www.karmatube.org/videos.php?id=7257

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Elephant Journal: The Surprising Moment I realized I’m Beautiful.

Today I got it. I looked at a photo of myself and saw it.
I am beautiful

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/07/the-moment-i-realized-im-beautiful-why-its-surprising/

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MNN: Divers find stunning coral forests around Sicily’s underwater volcanoes 

The Aeolian Islands north of Sicily are volcanic islands surrounded by waters filled with underwater volcanoes.

The UNESCO World Heritage Site is a popular tourist destination, but the waters around them haven’t received much attention from researchers. That was until Oceana, an international organization devoted to protecting and restoring the oceans of the world, launched a one-month expedition into these waters.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/wilderness-resources/blogs/coral-forests-discovered-sicily-underwater-volcanoes-Aeolian-Islands

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EarthSky News: Friday the 13th supermoon solar eclipse

The new moon supermoon on July 13, 2018, takes a bite out of the sun’s disk, to stage the first Friday the 13th solar eclipse since December 13, 1974. We won’t have another Friday the 13th solar eclipse until September 13, 2080. All three of these Friday the 13th solar eclipses – in 1974, 2018 and 2080 – are partial.

http://earthsky.org/tonight/friday-the-13th-supermoon-solar-eclipse

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Patheos-Pagan: What Is A Witch? Defining Witchcraft For Both Past And Present Day 

What is witchcraft? Is it separate from magic or a subsection of it? Are the terms “magic” and “witchcraft” interchangeable? If not (or not always), what makes them different?
First of all, a fast etymology lesson. Witchcraft itself comes from the Old English word wicce (wicca in the masculine form), which specifically refers to a “female magician, a sorceress”.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/teaaddictedwitch/2018/07/defining-witchcraft-past-present/

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Inner Journey

OPEN TO THE MOMENT

“Why not concentrate on the now instead of hoping for better times in the future? Why not understand the now instead of forgetting it and hoping for the future? Isn’t the future just another trap?”
— Anthony de Mello

Soul exists only in this moment. Every moment, no matter what the conditions, offers opportunities to touch and experience life in a new way. Our egos, with their fears and desires, easily get trapped in the past and the future, but the power to change exists only in this moment.

We don’t need to know more or have more before we can live more deeply. We simply need to pay attention to what’s happening now. To open without judgment to the worlds around and within us.

“Nothing is worth more than this day. You cannot relive yesterday. Tomorrow is still beyond your reach.”
— Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

You’re right too much self-discipline will discourage your playful, wandering imagination. It’ll snuff out the flames of inspiration and creativity. And it’ll weigh you down with routines and logic. It simply isn’t “spiritual.”

But, then, neither is too little.

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Beetroot Lemonade 

This is a wonderful nutritious lemonade with no refined sugar and it tastes like pink lemonade! It’s easy, fast and inexpensive to make. Loved by all ages. You’ll get a little bit of fiber and lots of vitamin C!

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Beetroot-Lemonade-2.html

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

Intentions: Love, Pleasure, Affairs of the Heart, Romance, Marriage, Sexual Matters, Physical Beauty, Friendship and Partnerships, Strangers, Peace, Healing, Beauty, gentleness and Women’s Issues.

Incense: Strawberry, Sandalwood, Rose, Saffron, Verbena and Vanilla
Planet: Venus
Sign: Libra and Taurus
Angel: Ariel
Colors: Green, Pink, Aqua
Herbs/Plants: Pink Rose, Ivy, Birch, Heather, Clematis, Sage, Violet and Water Lilly

Stones: Rose Quartz, Moonstone, Pink Tourmaline, Peridot, Emerald and Jade
Oil: (Venus) Cardamom, Palmrosa, Rose, Yarrow, Apple Blossom, Musk, Ambergris

Goddesses: Astarte, Aphrodite, Erzulie, Aida Wedo, Eve, Venus, Freya, Diana, Aset [Isis], The Witch Of Gaeta, Chalchiuhtlique

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Daily Wisdom
July 13, 2018

Music

“Music comes first from my heart, and then goes upstairs to my head where I check it out.” -Roberta Flack (1993)

Writing music is a spiritual experience. It comes from within and bubbles forth. I know people who are musical geniuses, expressing music is their dharma. It’s an amazing experience when you’re in your dharma, and doing what you’re really supposed to be doing. It comes easily, effortlessly, with timeless awareness. And when you’re done you look at what you’ve produced with amazement, like someone else must have done it. Where did this come from? The same place everything else comes from – God.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 5 Ways to Nourish the Mind, Body and Spirit This Summer 

When life gets you down and stress is seemingly everywhere, you need a moment to find nourishment. You might find your answer this summer. Make it a point to enjoy the warm sun on your face and allow the longer days to produce a bounce in your step. Summer is more than just a time for parties and barbecues, it can be a time of renewal for your entire being.
Read more at http://www.beliefnet.com/inspiration/5-ways-to-nourish-the-mind-body-and-spirit-this-summer.aspx#vdARjkkit0sGhCWr.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/