Cat’s Morning Bits for June 3, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for June 3, 2020

Good Morning Beautiful Souls, grab a cup of your favorite morning brew and start things off with “Today’s Inspirations”. I hope you find something here that will make you feel good or help you on your path today.

Blessings, Cat

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June Events and Holidays

June 5: Full Strawberry Moon at 12:12 pm PST/ 1:12 pm MST/ 3:12 pm EST

June 8: World Oceans Day

June 10: Celtic Tree Month of Oak begins

June 14: Flag Day

June 20: Mid Summer/ Summer Solstice

June 20: New Moon at 11:41 pm PST

June 21: New Moon at 12:41 am MST/ 2:41 am EST

June 21 Father’s Day

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And since all this loveliness can not be Heaven,
I know in my heart it is June.
-Abba Gould Woolson (1838-1921)

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Spirit Library: Change Is Certain (a message from Kate Spreckley)

For much of this year the incoming energies are moving powerfully to shift the landscape of our lives and thus bring us into deeper alignment with our soul.

Read more…

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ThoughtCo: Litha History – Celebrating the Summer Solstice

An Ancient Solar Celebration
Nearly every agricultural society has marked the high point of summer in some way, shape or form. On this date–usually around June 21 or 22 (or December 21/22 in the southern hemisphere)–the sun reaches its zenith in the sky.

Read more….

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MBG: Practices To Help You Move Toward Your True Self (And Away From Ego)

Our ego is our attachment to identity and it serves one and one purpose only: to keep us safe. But for most of us, due to societal and generational conditioning, our reptilian brain has our ego running the show. With the ego in charge, we hold ourselves back in so many ways.

Read more…

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Daily Dream Meaning: Paris

The “City of Lights.” If you, in fact, live in Paris, the location of the dream has little meaning, but if you don’t, it’s quite significant.
1. Paris has for two millennia been considered a major center of culture and enlightenment for the entire Western world. To dream of being in Paris, strolling through the Louvre or the Musée d’Orsay or attending the Opéra, therefore, indicates a time of learning, cultural appreciation. Visiting the great Cathedrals such as Nôtre Dame or Sacre Coeur implies spiritual progress.
2. Paris is also considered one of the happiest cities in the world. Dreaming of visiting the clubs or artistes of Montmartre or the Latin Quarter indicates an increased social life and happy times ahead.

astrology.com

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June Correspondences
Nature Spirits: Sylphs & Zephyrs
Herbs: Dog Grass; Meadowsweet; Mosses; Parsley; Skullcap; Tansey& Vervain
Colours: Orange & Golden-Green
Flowers: Lavender; Orchid & Yarrow
Scents: Lily of the Valley & Lavender
Stones: Topaz; Agate; Alexandrite & Flourite
Trees: Oak
Animals: Monkey; Butterfly; Frog & Toad
Birds: Wren & Peacock
Deities: Aine of Knockaine; Bendis, Cerridwen, Green Man, Ishtar, Isis & Neith
Power Flow: Decision Making; Prevent; Protect; Reward; Strengthen;Taking Responsibility; Time of Light

originally found at mystiksangelrealm.com/months

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Today’s DIY: Tutorial How to Harvest and Dry Lavender

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Elephant Journal: Sagittarius Full Moon: Quit Wishing on Stars & Take Action for your Own Life. {June 5}

The Sagittarius full moon on Friday, June 5 is forcing us all to look at our ourselves, our reality, and our belief systems about what is real and what is true.

Read more…../

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MNN: 10 remarkable caterpillars and what they become

It’s hard not to be captivated by the fluttery fragile beauty of butterflies and moths. But the caterpillars they start from can be equally captivating.

As you’ll see, there are many different types of caterpillars. In fact, the variety of colors, shapes, camouflage markings and predator-repelling armor is truly astounding.

Read more…

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EarthSky News: Mercury’s greatest evening elongation around June 3-4

Mercury is to reach a milestone of sorts in the evening sky, as it reaches its greatest elongation (maximum angular distance) east of the sun (24 degrees) on June 4, 2020. Because Mercury is farthest east of the setting sun, that places Mercury in the western sky after sundown.

Read more

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Patheos-Pagan: Flowers of the Dead

Flowers and humans have had a relationship in one form or another since ancient times. The tulip for example was used as a form of money. In 1633 actual properties were sold for handfuls of bulbs.

Read more…..

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Pagan Playlist: Sing The Water Song

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Inner Journey:

LOVE YOUR SHADOWS

“There is that part of ourselves that feels ugly, deformed, unacceptable. That part, above all, we must learn to cherish, embrace, and call by name.”
— Macrina Wiederkehr

Each of us has characteristics we define as good and those we define as ‘bad.’ The parts of ourselves that we continually reject want to be acknowledged and loved. Until we honour these aspects, they will continue to assert themselves. They will do whatever they can to get our attention.

What aspects of yourself do you reject?

Take a few moments to open to the parts of yourself that you do not love. See each one honestly for what it is. Explore the wounds and the motives that gave rise to its condition. Love a wounded part of yourself and it will heal.

“…self-contempt never inspires lasting change.”
— Jane R. Hirschmann and Carol H. Munter

“The first step toward change is acceptance. Once you accept yourself, you open the door to change. That’s all you have to do. Change is not something you do, it’s something you allow.”
— Will Garcia

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

What happens when someone worries?

Basically, they think of 100 reasons why something might go wrong. And all of those thoughts then struggle to become things, sometimes overriding their more constructive thoughts.

That’s the power of worry.

Now, let’s say you want something fantastic to manifest in your life.

Hypothetically, let’s say you want a beautiful vacation home. (I know you.)

Have you closed your eyes yet and imagined 100 reasons why it might come to you easily, fast, and harmoniously?

I think you should.

Today works,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe:  Summer Salad with Grilled Corn

An abundance of fresh garden veggies inspired this one. My husband deemed it summer in a bowl.

Read more…

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Magical Correspondences for Wednesday

Magickal Intentions: Communication, Divination, Writing, Knowledge, Business Transactions, Debt, Fear, Loss, Travel and Money Matters
Incense: Jasmine, Lavender, Sweet Pea
Planet: Mercury and Chiron (though this is a moon of Pluto)
Sign: Virgo
Angel: Raphael
Colors: Orange, Light Blue, Grey, Yellow and Violet
Herbs/Plants: Fern, Lavender, Hazel, Cherry, Periwinkle
Stones: Aventurine, Bloodstone, Hematite, Moss Agate and Sodalite
Oil: (Mercury) Benzoin, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, Lavender
This day is governed by Mercury. Wednesday’s vibration adds power to rituals involving inspiration, communications, writers, poets, the written and spoken word, and all matters of study, learning, and teaching. This day also provides a good time to begin efforts involving self-improvement or understanding.

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Daily Wisdom
June 3, 2020

Value
“Labor is the true standard of value.”

-Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)

 
How much do we want something? How much is it worth to us? How hard are we willing to work for it? The more thought and effort we put into something, the more the universe picks up on our desire and intention and works with us to turn our dreams into reality. Sitting around and wishing is one thing, but going out and making things happen is something else altogether!

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Judgement

You can get a great deal done today and strengthen some relationships by being tactfully straightforward and not adding complications to anyone’s day. With no hidden agenda or any manipulative tricks, you can win people’s cooperation and have them agree with you most of the time. Keep things simple and stick to the basics to see the best and happiest results.

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 May 29, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for May 29, 2020

Good Morning Beautiful Souls, grab a cup of your favorite morning brew and start things off with “Today’s Inspirations”. I hope you find something here that will make you feel good or help you on your path today.

Blessings, Cat

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June Events and Holidays

June 5: Full Strawberry Moon at 12:12 pm PST/ 1:12 pm MST/ 3:12 pm EST

June 8: World Oceans Day

June 10: Celtic Tree Month of Oak begins

June 14: Flag Day

June 20: Mid Summer/ Summer Solstice

June 20: New Moon at 11:41 pm PST

June 21: New Moon at 12:41 am MST/ 2:41 am EST

June 21 Father’s Day

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In the great gardens, after bright spring rain,
We find sweet innocence come once again,
White periwinkles, little pensionnaires
With muslin gowns and shy and candid airs.
-Dame Edith Sitwell (1887-1964)

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Spirit Library: Reboot (a message from Kate Spreckley)

Change and transformation are occurring at a very rapid rate and the speed of our awakening and healing is increasing dramatically. Every area of our lives is being impacted by the current transformational energies, which is initiating change in every sphere of life as social, political and financial systems break down so that we may establish a new way of being in the world

Read more…

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Eros and Psyche Story (Complete) – Greek Mythology – Cupid and Psyche Myth

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ThoughtCo: Archangels of the 4 Elements: Air, Fire, Water, and Earth

Those who celebrate the existence and power of heavenly angels believe that God assigned four of his archangels to be in charge of the four elements in nature—air, fire, water, and earth

Read more….

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MBG: 7 Tips For Creating An Empath Sanctuary During The Pandemic

As people spend more time at home—working, studying, and socializing remotely due to the COVID pandemic—empaths need sanctuaries at home where they can retreat and recover more than ever.

Read more…

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Daily Dream Meaning: Hawk

1. In Native American mythology, the hawk is the messenger. Therefore, if the hawk seems to be friendly, an important and probably positive message will come your way.
2. Other symbols in the dream can reveal what that message concerns.
3. A hawk can also indicate an important opportunity coming your way. If the hawk seems forbidding, however, this is a warning to take care of your emotional baggage before seizing whatever new opportunity comes your way.

astrology.com

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Today’s DIY: DIY Incense Cones | World Crafted

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MNN: Historic deal preserves millions of pollination corridors for monarch butterflies

A huge swath of land that wasn’t being fully utilized has been set aside for monarch butterfly habitat. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and the University of Illinois at Chicago have signed an agreement to create habitat for the butterflies on potentially millions of acres along rights-of-way and associated land.

Read more…

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EarthSky News: Watch for the legendary green flash

The green flash image at the top of this post was taken by Jim Grant, an EarthSky friend on Facebook. He captured it off the coast of Ocean Beach, California, and identified it as a mock mirage green flash.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Green Witch Plant Profile: Lavender For Purification, Third Eye, Protection

Lavender is one of my favorite plant allies. This is a plant growing in my garden, harvested and kept in my apothecary as dried buds, and holds a place in my kitchen cabinet for cooking, baking, and enjoying as tea.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Celtic Music – Mists of Avalon

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Inner Journey:

LOVE YOURSELF

“If you had a friend who talked to you like you sometimes talk to yourself, would you continue to hang around with that person?”
— Rob Bremer

Thanks to the power of our inner critics, most of us have a very poor opinion of ourselves. Yet self- contempt merely keeps us miserable and stuck in our mediocrity.

If we were to make only one change to transform the quality of our lives, we might try sending a little love our own way.

“A critic is a legless man who teaches running.”
— Channing Pollock

“Unkind criticism is never part of a meaningful critique of you. Its purpose is not to teach or to help, its purpose is to punish.”
— Barbara Sher

“You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”
— Buddha

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe
You are “here” (your life now) and you want to go “there” (your dreamed-of life). And because both are physical places, it would seem that you must manipulate the physical world to go from “here” to “there.”

This is the ultimate illusion.

Physical places are simply mirages, reflections of an inner world, the world of your thoughts. So to get from “here” to “there,” begin your manipulations within, by thinking of your desired end results, as if they’d already come to pass.

A thought worth dwelling on,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: 10 Gorgeous Watermelon Drinks to Bust Your Thirst All Summer
Eat juicy ripe watermelon on a throat-parching day, and you’ll know what refreshment’s all about. Now, take that watermelon and turn it into drinks, and you’ve got the ultimate thirst-quencher with the bonus of that ravishing watermelon color.

Read more..

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

Magickal Intentions: Love, Romance, Marriage, Sexual Matters, Physical Beauty, Friendship and Partnerships, Strangers and Heart
Incense: Strawberry, Sandalwood, Rose, Saffron 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
Friday belongs to Venus, and its energies are warm, sensuous, and fulfilling. Efforts that involve any type of pleasure, comfort, and luxury, as well as the arts, music, or aroma (incense and perfume) works well on this day. As Venus lends its sensuous influences to the energies of this day, use it for any magical work that deals with matters of the heart.

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Daily Wisdom
May 29, 2020

Genius
“Does it not appear to you that versatility is the true and rare characteristic of that rare thing called genius – versatility and playfulness? In my mind they are both essential.”

-Mary Russell Mitford, 1813

 
Versatility, flexibility, enthusiasm – these are all traits that I would associate with genius. You’ve got to be able to go with the flow, take what comes and adapt – and you’ve got to love what you’re doing to be able to keep doing it until you reach the desired results. It’s hard work, and it’s also insight, seeing “inside” and having that vision that keeps you going.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Empress

Dress well, speak well, and spend time with people who normally might overlook you. Today you have more authority and influence than usual. At work, your superiors will recognize your talents and capabilities (though they might not outwardly acknowledge it). At home, you can be the ruler of all you survey and your word will go unchallenged. Be gracious and make it all beautiful

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 February 20, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for February 20, 2020

Good Morning Beautiful Souls, grab a cup of your favorite morning brew and start things off with “Today’s Inspirations”. I hope you find something here that will make you feel good or help you on your path today.

Blessings, Cat

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“Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.”
-George Washington (1732-99)

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Pioneer Thinking: Planting Lavender is an Easy Spring Garden Project

Planting lavender is a great way to start off the spring gardening season. A little effort now will pay off for years to come as this low maintenance perennial yields its aromatic and useful blossoms. Purchase a plant from a nursery, choose the right location,

Read more…..

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ThoughtCo: Make a Ritual Robe

Many Wiccans and Pagans prefer to perform ceremonies and rituals in special robes. If you’re part of a coven or group, your robe might have to be a certain color or style. In some traditions, the color of the robe indicates the level of training a practitioner has

Read more…..

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MBG: 3 Beginner Breathwork Techniques & The Best Time Of Day To Do Them

Meditation is certainly a useful tool for the mind and the body. However, many people find it hard to meditate because when we sit still and quiet our external stimulation, all of the racing thoughts, feelings, and sensations bubble up to the surface.

Read more…..

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The Individualogist: The Harmonic Experience of Sound Meditation

Generally speaking, meditation is a practice that unlocks both the conscious and unconscious thoughts that we have. By doing meditation, we allow ourselves to be open to the infinite possibilities that our minds can process.

Read more…..

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Today’s DIY: Witchy Aesthetic Decor

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Elephant Journal: Screw “Self-Care.” This is what we Really Need.

The next time someone reaches out to you for help, please resist every urge in your body, your mouth, and your fingertips to suggest self-care as a solution.

Read more…..

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MNN: One couple in India is buying land — and letting it go wild
They’re giving tigers space to breathe in Rajasthan.

Compared to the barren, brown stretch of land that juts up against it, the Singh family’s lot sticks out like a green thumb.

Read more…..

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EarthSky News: See the Double Cluster in Perseus

Tonight, find the gorgeous Double Cluster in the constellation Perseus. It’s a wonderful sight to see, assuming your sky is dark. To see it at this time of year, face north to Northwest as darkness falls.

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Patheos-Pagan: Witch, Know Thyself

Written above the entrance at the temple of Delphi are the words “know thyself”. What was true thousands of years ago is true today: as a Witch your primary responsibility is to know yourself. What exactly does this mean? How does a Witch know thyself? Why is it important?

Read more…..

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Inner Journey:

APPRECIATE THE MYSTERY!

“The mystery of life is not a problem to be solved but a reality to be experienced.”
— Aart Van Der Leeuw

“I believe there is no source of deception in the investigation of nature which can compare with a fixed belief that certain kinds of phenomena are impossible.”
— William James

“Your theory is crazy, but it’s not crazy enough to be true.”
— Niels Bohr

“To know that we know what we know, and to know that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge.”
— Copernicus

“Curiouser and curiouser!”
— Lewis Carroll

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe 

Did you know that you have so many fans in the unseen who love you so much, that you never dream alone, cry in vain, or sleep without guardians protecting you?

No matter how things may appear.

Cozy, cozy –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Garlic Chicken Tacos

This recipe was passed down to me from my grandmother. I hope you enjoy it as much as my family and friends have! Add any additional amount of anything, if desired. Make sure to add salt and pepper!

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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
February 20, 2020 

Ability

“In the first grade, I already know the pattern of my life. I didn’t know the living of it, but I knew the line…. From the first day in school until the day I graduated, everyone gave me one hundred plus in art. Well, where do you go in life? You go to the place where you got one hundred plus.”

-Louise Nevelson, 1976

What usually happens, is that we are really good at doing what we love to do – so we do it more often and become even better at it! Maybe we love doing it because we’re good at it, or the other way around, but it doesn’t matter. The idea is to find our “thing,” whatever that happens to be, and do it!

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot:  The Sun

Find a way to inject an artistic touch to whatever you’re doing and get extra satisfaction and have greater success at what you’re doing. You may not think of yourself as artistic, but it will be hard to hide or resist your creative side today. Even the most mundane and boring tasks can be made more pleasant by adding a dash of artistic expression. Within reason and appropriateness, let it shine!

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 May 28, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for May 28, 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 birds around me hopped and played,
Their thoughts I cannot measure;
But the least motion which they made
It seemed a thrill of pleasure.

-William Wordsworth (1770-1850)

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Spiritual Unite: Seeing Flashes Of Light Spiritual – What Are They?

Have you seen flashes of light regularly? Perhaps they appear in the corner of your eye, or even right in front of you!
It is a growing phenomenon among the spiritual community, and there are a couple of different explanations.

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/seeing-flashes-of-light-spiritual-what-are-they/

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ThoughtCo: Lavender Dream Pillow

The use of Lavender has been documented for thousands of years. Pliny the Elder says that its blossom, called Asarum, sold for a hundred Roman denarii. The Greeks called it Nardus, after a city in Syria on the banks of the Euphrates.

https://www.learnreligions.com/lavender-dream-pillow-2562216

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MBG: These Outdoor Rituals Are Begging For A Spot In Your Summer Routine

Is there anything more electric than the start of summer? A time to crack open closed windows; take long, meandering walks; and plan the season’s travel, it feels busting with promise and possibility. If you live in an area with severe winters, this point of the year is also an opportunity to reconnect with nature after months spent indoors.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/mindfully-connect-with-nature-using-these-summertime-rituals

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Today’s Deity: Freyr

Freyr (pronounced “FREY-ur;” Old Norse Freyr, “Lord;” sometimes anglicized as “Frey”) is a god who belongs to the Vanir tribe of deities. He’s also an honorary member of the other tribe of Norse gods, the Aesir, having arrived in their fortress, Asgard, as a hostage at the closing of the Aesir-Vanir War.

https://norse-mythology.org/gods-and-creatures/the-vanir-gods-and-goddesses/freyr/

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Elephant Journal: How to Turn Any Practice into a Ritual

Every millenial has dabbled with a skin care regimen, meditation practice, or bedtime routine at some point. However, without mindfulness, we overlook the joy, presence, and intentionality that rituals deserve. The practices can become robotic and outright boring. Here are the seven qualities to cultivate, to turn any routine into a heart-warming ritual.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/05/how-to-turn-any-practice-into-a-ritual/

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Birds & Blooms: Owls of North America: Meet Your Nocturnal Neighbors

When the sun goes down and the streetlights turn on, most owls’ days are just getting started with their day. These mysterious birds like to keep a low profile, so although there’s probably at least one living in your neighborhood, chances are you’ve never seen it.

Read more…………………

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EarthSky News: Which moon phase best for stargazing?

Tonight – May 28, 2019 – the moon is now in a slender waning crescent phase, so the old moon won’t be rising until the wee hours of the morning on May 29. We received this question:
Which phase of the moon would be best for stargazing, and why?

https://earthsky.org/tonight/what-phase-of-the-moon-is-best-for-stargazing

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Patheos-Pagan: Spells & Charms: What is a spell?

A spell can be worked in many ways from a simple pointing of the finger to a complicated ritual involving lots of tools, herbs and crystals and of course any variation in between. As a Kitchen Witch, I do prefer to keep things simple but I also like delving into different types of spells, how you put them together, how to work with them and what you need.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/beneaththemoon/2018/04/spells-charms-what-is-a-spell/

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Inner Journey:

WHERE’S YOUR ATTENTION?

“Only one thing has to change for us to know happiness in our lives: where we focus our attention.”
— Greg Anderson

What do you usually focus on: problems or solutions?

When our mind dwells on a problem, we stay stuck. Woe is me! But when we can shift to ask how we might achieve a solution to our problem, our subconscious mind, thinking and creativity move into gear. New possibilities open up.

Get in the habit of asking for solutions!

“Every choice moves us closer to or farther away from something. Where are your choices taking your life? What do your behaviors demonstrate that you are saying yes or no to in life?”
— Eric Allenbaugh

higherawareness.com
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Daily Tarot: Temperance

See through a false impression or some illusion that has been projected to throw you off course or to misjudge someone. Done innocently or deliberately, you can dispel that false impression and work your way right through it. You could even do this without challenging or confronting anyone directly, thus saving yourself the trauma of a showdown. Go slow when making any decisions that affect others.

astrology.com ( daily email)

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A Note from the Universe 

Surprises are life’s ultimate way of gradually waking you up from a deep, deep sleep.

Good and plenty,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Moroccan Chicken

After having Moroccan food the first time for a friend’s birthday, I had to try out this homemade version. This meal was easy, tasty, and exotic, and it was a hit with the whole family. The leftover chicken was great with naan bread and hummus for lunch the next day.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Moroccan-Chicken.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
May 28, 2019

Self-Realization

“One of the signs of passing youth is the birth of a sense of fellowship with other human beings as we take our place among them.”

-Virginia Woolf (1882-1941)

As we start learning more about ourselves, and realizing more and more who we really are, we begin to understand just how much we really have in common with one another. We’re all in this together, and there is so much we can each to do help one another. As time goes on, we naturally become more compassionate, because we can empathize with a more broad range of experiences.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 10 Ways to Fill Your Soul
Bad news, negative people and ordinary day-to-day problems can bring you down quickly. But no matter how grave things appear, you always have the choice to enrich your life. Giving meaning to your…

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Cat’s Morning Bits for January 29, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for January 29,  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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Winter is good-his Hoar Delights
Italic flavor yield-
To Intellects inebriate
With Summer, or the World-

-Emily Dickinson (1830-86)

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Spirit Library: Your life is a project!

Your expansive self took on the project of experiencing human life. Nobody really thinks of it this way, because we are conditioned to have very narrow interpretations about a great many things in our life. We often stick closely to prescribed definitions and meanings. This is all part of directing our attention away from seeing the multidimensional meaning in all that we engage.

https://spiritlibrary.com/sonia-barrett/your-life-is-a-project

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Herbal Muse: Lavender & Oatmeal Soap

Lavender contains antiseptic and anti-inflammatory compounds called ketones and aldehydes that are soothing and healing to skin. These same phytochemicals also lend lavender its lovely fragrance, which produces a mild sedative effect. Find out how to make homemade lavender soap the easy way!

https://www.herbalmusings.com/single-post/2014/06/20/Lavender-Oatmeal-Soap

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MBG: Eucalyptus Oil: This Pain-Relieving, Air-Purifying Remedy May Help Your Cold

If you’ve ever taken a whiff of eucalyptus essential oil, you know this stuff is strong! This intense aroma, it turns out, is a result of a a potent, anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory compound called 1,8-cineole (or eucalyptol)—and it is largely why eucalyptus oil has been used medicinally throughout history (and up to present day) to treat everything from asthma and the common cold, to plaque and gingivitis, to head lice and toenail fungus, and much more.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/benefits-of-eucalyptus-oil-and-how-to-use-it

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Thought.Co: A Collection of Prayers for Imbolc

If you’re looking for prayers or blessings to celebrate the sabbat of Imbolc, here’s where you’ll find a selection of original devotionals that bid farewell to the winter months and honor the goddess Brighid, as well as seasonal blessings for your meals, hearth, and home. Feel free to adjust or modify these prayers as you need to, in order to fit the themes of your own magical tradition and beliefs

https://www.thoughtco.com/imbolc-prayers-4122188

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Elephant Journal: Masala Milk Latte for the Moon God (& your Taste Buds). {Recipe}

Back home, in India, I grew up drinking masala chai, turmeric milk, and masala milk.
Over the years, I saw masala chai latte being served in coffee shops. Now, many coffee shops across the United States are serving golden milk lattes (made with turmeric and milk). This golden milk latte is a non-caffeinated alternative to masala chai latte, which, at one point, was a reduced caffeine alternative to coffee.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/01/masala-milk-latte-for-the-moon-god-your-taste-buds-recipe/

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EarthSky News: Moon slides past 3 morning planets

Starting around January 30, 2019 – and through the morning of February 1 and possibly even February 2 – watch the slender waning crescent moon slide by the planets Jupiter, Venus and then Saturn.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/see-moon-3-morning-planets-before-daybreak

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Patheos-Pagan: Groundhog Day: History, Lore, and Weather Divination

Every year on February 2, news channels across the country broadcast from Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania (fun fact: I was born here) where Groundhog Phil emerges from his burrow to look for his shadow.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/thewanderingwitch/2019/01/groundhog-day-history-lore-and-weather-divination/ 

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Inner Journey:

WORK WITH TENSION

“You never will be the person you can be if pressure, tension and discipline are taken out of your life.”
— James G. Bilkey

We need tension in our lives. It’s the force of personal evolution — it sparks creativity and higher consciousness. If we’re not comfortable with a situation, we try to improve it, right?

Tension arises through our experience of opposites. These opposites fight each other as each one struggles for dominance. Tension is transformed when two opposite dimensions of reality are brought together in balance and in wholeness.

Know that tension is an integral part of growth. Instead of avoiding or resisting tension when it arises, identify the opposing forces at play. Make space for each of them to be there together and the tension will transform.

We encounter tensions between positives and negatives, mind and body, self and environment, self and others, and personality and soul – the dualities in our lives.

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.”
— Neale Donald Walsch

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Today, just do a little bit so that I can do a lot of bit.

That’s how it works.

Huge love,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Herbed Chicken Rolls in Cherry Sauce

Here comes a winner-winner chicken dinner from my personal cookbook. This chicken breast is rolled up with herbed garlic butter, then cooked in a tart cherry sauce. It’s a beautiful meal for these colder evenings… and I think quite pleasant visually! Enjoy

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Herbed-Chicken-Rolls-in-Cherry-Sauce.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
January 29, 2019

Commitment

One’s lifework, I have learned, grows with the working and the living. Do it as if your life depended on it, and the first thing you know, you’ll have made a life out of it. A good life, too.”

-Theresa Helburn
Lifework. Isn’t all of life work at times?! Commitment does take work, but because we get so much out of what we put into it, it becomes a pleasure. Our relationships need attention, and the ones that get it help us to grow. Our lives are built on our commitments – to ourselves, our relationships, our work, and our communities.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet’s Inspirational Quotes:

“ Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action. ”

– Benjamin Disraeli

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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/