Cat’s Morning Bits for June 26, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for June 26, 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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Great is the sun, and wide he goes
Through empty heaven without repose;
And in the blue and glowing days
More thick than rain he showers his rays.
-Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-94)

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Spiritual Unite: Penguin Spirit Animal Meaning – Being The Best You

Looking for the penguin spirit animal meaning? Your penguin spirit animal appears to you when you need a reminder of the power of friendship, family and community.
It also lends you determination and drives during times of hardship.

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/penguin-spirit-animal-meaning-being-the-best-you/

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ThoughtCo: Wicca, Witchcraft or Paganism?

As you study and learn more about magical living and modern Paganism, you’re going to see the words witch, Wiccan, and Pagan pretty regularly, but they’re not all the same. As if that wasn’t confusing enough, we often discuss Paganism and Wicca, as if they’re two different things. So what’s the deal? Is there a difference between the three? Quite simply, yes, but it’s not as cut and dried as you might imagine

https://www.learnreligions.com/wicca-witchcraft-or-paganism-2562823

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Spirit Library: The Courage to Share your Gifts (a message from Archangel Raphael channeled by Shanta Gabriel)

Dear Ones,

Courage is the power that backs up the Love in your heart. Courage is the active, expanding field of Light that supports you. Courage is what you need to share your gifts with the world.

Providing the ways and means to act from your heart is fertilizing the field of your dreams.

https://spiritlibrary.com/shanta-gabriel/the-courage-to-share-your-gifts

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Daily Tarot: Death

There’s a sense of security in what is old, and with something new coming into your life it’s natural to be a bit afraid. Give this new situation a chance and give yourself time to get comfortable with the new conditions. It could be as simple as getting your hair cut or changing your glasses frames, but it could be much bigger than that.

astrology.com

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Elephant Journal: I came to this Earth to be Whole.

People want to see only the shiny,
pretty, admirable parts of me.

As if I was a precious diamond
to be polished all the time.

But I am not.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/06/i-came-to-this-earth-to-be-whole-ilda-dashi/

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MNN: 10 reasons making music is good for your brain

Turns out Mom and Dad were right: those piano lessons and the endless hours in school band practice were good for you. From making you smarter, to diminishing the effects of brain aging, to improving emotional stability, it seems that playing an instrument has a hand in reconfiguring your brain and enhancing it — permanently. And to be clear: Just listening to music doesn’t cut it. It’s the active work of bringing sounds to life that delivers the biggest benefit.

https://www.mnn.com/leaderboard/stories/10-reasons-why-making-music-is-good-for-your-brain

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EarthSky News: See the Dragon’s Eyes on summer evenings

Tonight, find the Dragon’s Eyes. For years, I’ve glanced up in the north at this time of year and spied the two stars marked on today’s chart, Rastaban and Eltanin in the constellation Draco. They’re noticeable because they’re relatively bright and near each other. There’s always that split-second when I ask myself with some excitement what two stars are those? It’s then that my eyes drift to blue-white Vega nearby . . . and I know, by Vega’s nearness, that they are the stars Rastaban and Eltanin

https://earthsky.org/tonight/rastaban-and-eltanin-belong-to-constellation-draco

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Patheos-Pagan: Lammas Incense Recipe for Fiery Leo Magick

For my practice of witchcraft, I like to create my own herbal incense recipes. I choose ingredients whose magickal correspondences are appropriate to the goal of whatever rite or spell is afoot. I like to start with a look at the astrological goings and flowings of the moment. For example, let’s make one for Lammas Sabbat, the witch’s solar celebration of High Summer, which rolls around at the midpoint of Leo, or 15º of Leo.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/witchonfire/2019/06/lammas-incense-recipe-fiery-leo-magick/

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Inner Journey:

LEVELS OF CONSCIOUSNESS

“The greatest discovery of my generation is that man can alter his life simply by altering his attitude of mind.”
— William James

Here is one perspective on levels of consciousness and some descriptive words to help us identify the differences:
•Not conscious – instinctual, follower
•Subconscious – habitual, robotic, reactive
•Conscious – aware, intelligent, conceptual, reflective
•Superconscious – intuitive, guiding, truthful, loving, universal

Reflect on how you typically move through your day. As we use our minds more consciously, we open up to the superconsciousness.

“Utilizing your conscious mind to direct the subconscious mind to enter into communication and harmony with the universal mind is the secret of personal power.”
— Delfin Knowledge System

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

In the adventure of life, at first, no one gets it. So help is sent.

Then, over time, some start getting it, but no one lives it. So more help is sent.

Soon, some start living it and even more start getting it, and an upward spiral ensues.

Eventually, of course, everyone is getting it and living it…

But Earth’s not there yet.

So the question to ask yourself, is, “Who shall I help next?”
You so get it,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Deity: Kokopelli

Known as a fertility god, prankster, healer and story teller, Kokopelli has been a source of wonder throughout the country for centuries. Kokopelli embodies the true American Southwest, and dates back over 3,000 years ago, when the first petroglyphs were carved. Although his true origins are unknown, this traveling, flute-playing Casanova is a sacred figure to many Southwestern Native Americans. Carvings of this hunch-backed flute-playing figure have been found painted and carved into rock walls and boulders throughout the Southwest.

https://www.indigenouspeople.net/kokopelli.htm

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Today’s Recipe: Caramelized Onion Balsamic Chicken Salad

This salad is scrumptious! We call it “Fancy Restaurant Salad”. The balsamic sauce is used to marinate the chicken, as the salad dressing, and as the finishing touch to your caramelized onions. Using one sauce for these three different things gives each of them their own unique flavour.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Caramelized-Onion-Balsamic-Chicken-Salad.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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Daily Wisdom
June 26, 2019

Colors

“I had forgotten what mustard fields looked like… Sheet upon sheet of blazing yellow, half-way between sulphur and celandrine, with hot golden sunshine pouring down upon them out of a dazzling June sky. It thrilled me like music.”

-Monica Baldwin, I Leap Over the Wall, 1950

The first thing that comes to mind when I think about yellow is the sun – beautiful, life-affirming, skin warming sunshine! I also think about old-fashioned wooden pencils and school buses – and sunflowers! It’s really a happy color, isn’t it? Yellow seems to be attention-getting, and in color therapy, it is used to harness attention. Wearing a citrine, for example, is supposed to help you concentrate. And whoever invented the original Post-It notes must have made them yellow for a reason! If this were written in color, I’d send a bright yellow happy face today!

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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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/

Cat’s Morning Bits for August 28, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for August 28, 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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Cornfields bow the head,
Sheltered in round valley depths,
On low hills outspread.
Early leaves drop loitering down
Weightless on the breeze,
First fruits of the year’s decay
From the withering trees.
–Christina Georgina Rossetti (1830–94)

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MBG: Research Just Found That People Tend To Have ‘Benevolence Bias’ — Here’s Why We Should Actively Change That

People judge each other very, very quickly. First impressions are made literally within a tenth of a millisecond, and studies have shown people continue to stick to their first impressions even after being presented with facts proving those snap assessments wrong. In other words, the way someone perceives you at the moment you meet—independent of anything you might say or do later—can have an enormous impact on your relationship with that person.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/do-you-have-benevolence-bias

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Daily Good:

Goodness is about character – integrity, honesty, kindness, generosity, moral courage, and the like. More than anything else, it is about how we treat other people. – Dennis Prager –

Why Looking for the Good in Others Matters

How do you provide kindness? When it seems like nothing else is good in the world, that feeling becomes even more important. Learn what moral elevation is and how it can help you make the world a better place. { read more }

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2081/how-seeing-the-good-in-people-can-help-bridge-our-differences-jill-suttie/

Be The Change

What is one thing you can do this week to practice moral elevation in your own life?

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Elephant Journal: Getting back to Ourselves when Everything Feels Off (& we Don’t Know Why).

The first time I experienced feeling off—for no particular reason—was in fourth grade.
I remember, as my mom pulled into the half-egg of Cottonwood Intermediate school’s drive, thinking about having to sit through that morning assembly. I imagined a knife digging into the back of my throat, sharp, and working to cut loose a cry.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/08/getting-back-to-ourselves-when-everything-feels-off-we-dont-know-why/

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MNN: Improve your odds of having a lucid dream with these 3 techniques

Lucid dreaming, the act of realizing we’re dreaming and exerting some control over both our actions and the narrative, is something many of us have experienced at one point or another. Most of the time these all-access tickets to the wilds of our imagination occur by chance. But what if you could improve the odds of turning every night into a choose-your-own-adventure trip down the rabbit hole?

Read more…………….

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EarthSky News: Ophiuchus is part of the zodiac, too

Tonight, look for the faint constellation Ophiuchus the Serpent Bearer. It appears in the south to southwest sky on August and September evenings, above the bright ruddy star Antares, the brightest in the constellation Scorpius the Scorpion.

http://earthsky.org/tonight/ophiuchus-highest-on-august-evenings

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Patheos-Pagan: Community, Drama and Being Human

There was recently drama in the Pagan community. What it was about is no matter, as we have gone through an entire eclipse season, a Mercury in Retrograde that has seemingly affected everyone, and a planet full of upheaval. All we can do is observe at this time, right?

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/witchindeed/2018/08/community-drama-and-being-human/

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Tetrakyts: Know Your Craft: All Five Types of Magick Explained
Hello witches! As a witch, you need to know about your craft. What is magick to you? How do you practice? What is your favorite type of magick? If you can’t answer to these questions, you’ll have a hard time pursuing your magickal studies. Today, we’re gonna talk about it. After you’ve red this article, all of these topics will be much clearer to you. So let’s get down to business!

https://www.thetetraktys.com/2018/know-your-craft-five-types-magick-explained/

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Inner Journey:  

LEVELS OF CONSCIOUSNESS

“The greatest discovery of my generation is that man can alter his life simply by altering his attitude of mind.”
— William James

Here is one perspective on levels of consciousness and some descriptive words to help us identify the differences:
• Not conscious – instinctual, follower
• Subconscious – habitual, robotic, reactive
• Conscious – aware, intelligent, conceptual, reflective
• Superconscious – intuitive, guiding, truthful, loving, universal

Reflect on how you typically move through your day. As we use our minds more consciously, we open up to the superconsciousness.

“Utilizing your conscious mind to direct the subconscious mind to enter into communication and harmony with the universal mind is the secret of personal power.”
— Delfin Knowledge System

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Having a dream is more important than having it come true.

Just a little oddity to spin the wheels of your mind.

Ciao,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Greek Stifatho with Orzo

Stifatho is a traditional Greek stew containing tomatoes and onions.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Greek-Stifatho-Stifado-Recipe.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
August 28, 2018

Reality

“Nothing which is at all times and in every way agreeable to us can have objective reality. It is of the very nature of the real that it should have sharp corners and rough edges, that it should be resistant, should be itself. Dream-furniture is the only kind on which you never stub your toes or bang your knee.”

-C.S. Lewis

We’ve often heard the phrase “harsh reality.” As if reality can smack us in the face. But that smack could just be a wake-up call to alert us to the bigger “reality.” When we stub a toe, we’re brought immediately to the present moment! Living in present-moment awareness we can more clearly see what is real and what is not, what is important and what is dispensable.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 12 Ways to Transform Your Life
Taking the time to transform your life will have long lasting effects on your future and your overall happiness.

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/