Cat’s Morning Bits for January 1, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for January 1, 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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With the old Almanack and the old Year,
Leave thy old Vices, tho’ ever so dear.

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Spiritual Unite: Native American Animal Symbols Of The Zodiac

Native American animal symbols can encompass just about all the animals, and their symbolic representation to the many tribes of the Americas.

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ThoughtCo: Full Moon Pagan Ritual for Releasing and Purging 

New moon ceremonies have to do with creation, manifestation, birth, and rebirth. It is the full moon that completes the cycle. The full moon is the representative for marking a time for death or change. It is also a time for gathering up your wits and tying up loose ends. Basically, the full moon symbolizes the end chapter, shedding light on the things that we no longer need to hold on to.

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MBG: The Complete Zodiac Guide To 2020. What’s In The Stars For You?

Welcome to 2020! A new decade is upon us, and this one begins on a highly industrious note. Have one more sip of that bubbly beverage, then roll up your sleeves. Since December 2, 2019, maximizer Jupiter has joined purpose-driven Saturn and transformational Pluto in Capricorn. The zodiac’s Sea Goat is among the most ambitious signs, and we’re betting your New Year’s resolutions are loftier than ever. This is a year to build a legacy!

Read more…..

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Daily Good: Wild Borders

When human cultures rub up against each other, we talk of melting pots and borderlands. When geographic cultures meet up and create a free-flowing arrangement of habitats and life forms, the term used is Biogeographic transition zone. Russ Mcspadden shares the surprises such a vortex presents in this piece from Orion. { read more }

Be The Change

Learn about the animal and plant life that calls your region home and consider how you can better co-exist in your local web of life.

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Today’s DIY: 9 DIY Winter Wreaths in Neutral Colors

Decorating your front door after the holidays but before spring arrives can be tricky. Winter wreaths often tend to look too Christmas-y, especially if they have any red on them whatsoever. But that doesn’t mean you have to ditch the idea of a festive wreath entirely.

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Elephant Journal: I Hope this year you Make Mistakes, Love Yourself & Let Things Be.

I hope in 2020 you make mistakes—lots of them.
I can’t recall who or what warned me against falling, but I’m glad I didn’t listen. I’m glad I fell because I got up stronger.
I hope you know there’s no shame in slipping. The only shame would be not learning from it.

Read more…..

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EarthSky News: Latest sunrises (north) and sunsets (south) in early January

So you like to sleep late, but don’t want to miss the sunrise? If you’re in the Northern Hemisphere, this time of year is for you. Sleep on! The latest sunrises of 2020 are happening this week for mid-latitudes in the Northern Hemisphere. For example, sunrise time in the central U.S. – say, around Wichita, Kansas – for the next several days will be around 7:45 a.m.

Read more…..

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Patheos-Pagan: Druid in the City: Change in the New Year

We are days away from the new year, and I’m facing it with trepidation and excitement. For so long, the New Year has just meant a time for me to take a look back and come up with grand ideas to improve my life. Grand ideas that rarely get manifested.

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Inner Journey:

WHAT MESSAGE DID YOU MOST NEED TO HEAR?

“One word frees us from the weight and pain of life; that word is love.”
— Sophocles
In exploring the enneagram, Riso and Hudson have identified ‘lost messages’ that we needed to hear as children but didn’t. The absence of these words may be at the heart of our most basic fear. And unconsciously we may still be seeking to hear these words from others.
Review the following messages and note if any one touches you more strongly than the others:
1. “You are good.”
2. “You are wanted.”
3. “You are loved for yourself.”
4. “You are seen for who you are.”
5. “Your needs are not a problem.”
6. “You are safe.”
7. “You will be taken care of.”
8. “You will not be betrayed.”
9. “Your presence matters.”

“Oh the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all right out, just as they are — chaff and grain together — certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and with the breath of kindness blow the rest away.”
— Dinah Mulock

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe 

Can you believe it’s already January?

That it’s Wednesday, again?

That as you read these very words, somewhere in the world there are waves crashing, eagles soaring, lilacs blooming, and friends laughing so hard tears are streaming down their faces?

That your life has been changing so swiftly?

That you’re absolutely gorgeous, inside and out?

That your new thriving business and a steady income came so quickly?

That others who now want to have financial security for myself and family, emulate how you did it?

That peace, love, and happiness are flourishing around the world?

Yeah I thought you would.

The Universe
tut.com
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Today’s Recipe: Slow Cooker Spanish Beef Stew

“I have never heard a complaint of my beef stew, it’s a great new take on an old favorite! I prefer to serve stew over white rice, it all depends on your taste. You can season the beef with a packet of Sazon instead of salt and pepper, for even more Spanish style.”

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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, Lavender, Hazel, Cherry, Periwinkle
Stones: Aventurine, Bloodstone, Hematite, Moss Agate and Sodalite
Oil: (Mercury) Benzoin, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, 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
January 1, 2020

Angels

“I am a little world made cunningly

Of elements and an angelic sprite.”

-John Donne (1572-1631)

This “angelic sprite” is the element that animates us – it’s that certain something that gives us our personality, our quirks, our loving spirits. We are not just a bundle of cells, of hydrogen and oxygen and glucose and whatever – we have the capacity to learn and grow and help and heal and contribute. We are made this way by design, so we need to recognize these gifts and use them!

-Lissa Coffey
coffeytalk.com
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Daily Tarot: The Sun

Little or nothing will slow you down or be daunting to you today. You have so much inner strength, and physical strength, too, that people will have trouble keeping up with you. Do something special today, or perhaps excel at something significant and challenging that will be easily within your grasp. You may find out later that you were dazzling and that you inspired several people to more energetically pursue their passions.

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.

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Thought For The Day: August 19, 2019 “Mistakes”

Happy Monday,

Mistakes. While we make plenty of them during our lifetime, there are some that we just keep repeating. But the goal is to make things better and move on ……. right? In order to make things better and stop making the same mistakes, we must first learn from those mistakes. Never be afraid to admit making a mistake and never be afraid to take the steps to ensure it doesn’t happen again.

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Thought For The Day: July 25, 2019 “Don’t Be A Lump”

Happy Thursday,

Why are people afraid to make mistakes? If no one ever made a mistake this world would be pretty boring. Think about it. No one would try to do anything, and nothing would get done. No one would learn or grow. Discoveries would never be made and new things never invented and the world would be a place filled with boring lumps of humanity. Mistakes happen so laugh them off and  keep trying.

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Thought For The Day: June 10, 2019 ” Mistakes”

Happy Monday,

Making mistakes is a part of life, it’s how we learn and grow.  Don’t get me wrong, there are people out there who keep making the same mistakes over and over. They never seem to grow or get any smarter. There are also people who fear making mistakes because they are afraid of looking dumb, so they simply don’t try. These people don’t grow either. Pretty sad right? Then there are the rest of us mistake making people. If we try and fail we learn valuable lessons. These lessons we put to good use when we try again. Yep… sometimes we have to try more than once, sometimes two or three times even. The point is that we come out smarter… kind of like going to school!

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Thought For The Day: Dec. 6, 2018 “A Learning Experience’

Happy Thursday,

It’s human nature to give advice to others when we see them struggling or making poor choices. But the truth is that people learn by making mistakes and quite often we have to stay silent and let it happen. If you do offer advice the key is to not get “butt-hurt”  when our words are ignored. Just sayin…….

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Thought For The Day: March 16, 2018 ” Lessons Learned”

Happy Friday,

Making mistakes are just a part of life. We all make them and there is always a lesson to be learned from them. The same can be said by seeing the mistakes made by others. Sadly, some people keep making the same mistakes over and over. They never learn and are always shocked and surprised when bad things happen. The point is…… don’t be that person! Be willing to learn the lessons and take that knowledge and do things right.

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Cat’s Morning Bits for March 13, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for March 13, 2018

Good Morning!

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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Black boughs against a pale, clear sky,
Slight mists of cloud-wreaths floating by;
Soft sunlight, gray-blue smoky air,
Wet thawing snows on hillsides bare.

Emma Lazarus (1849-87)

almanac.com

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Mind Body Green: New To Plant Medicine? Here Are 10 Perfect Herbs For Beginners

Feeling called to the herbal world? Confused about where to start? As we see a resurgence of collective interest in traditional plant-based healing, we’re simultaneously inundated with a flood of information, recommendations, and herbal products. For serious or chronic health issues, it’s a good idea to seek out a trained herbalist for an in-depth assessment, and for specific questions about herbs and dosing, seek out places that have herbalists on staff as well as regular herb-focused classes and workshops.

Read more…………….

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Beliefnet: Colors That Will Cheer You Up

Alternative therapy can offer a breakthrough for people struggling depression. There is art therapy, animal therapy and storytelling therapy. There is an arm of therapy that is used to help people with depression that is often not talked about or perhaps never heard of–it’s called color psychology. Color psychology is the study of different hues and its impact on human behavior.

Read more…………….

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Did You Know?

Children actually grow faster in the spring than during other times of the year.

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A Bountiful Moment

The only man who never makes a mistake is the man who never does anything. ~Theodore Roosevelt

Daily Thought

Looking at mistakes made as growth will change the direction of your actions and emotions. It allows the challenge to become part of what you need to learn within the journey. Sometimes you are not able to achieve the goal you set on the first try, all that means is you need change the way you address it. A mistake never really means defeat until you give up.

Daily Practice

Take another look at what you view as a mistake made and reframe it as something positive. What did you learn or get from the path taken and mistake made? Did it make you stronger, more committed, or have you given up because you felt defeated? Look again at what you were trying to accomplish and change direction to reach the same goal by acting in a different way?There is no such thing as a mistake when you are trying

Have a Great Day and Believe in Yourself!

Dr. Juliann (my child therapist.com)

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EarthSky News: Tonight … A tangle of stars in Berenices’ hair

Berenices’ Hair – aka Coma Berenices – requires a dark sky to be seen. But it’s worth the effort, a wonderful star cluster!

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Patheos-Pagan: Get Over Your Fear Of Religion

All some people seem to want is a vague and trite spirituality that makes them feel good and tells them everything’s going to be OK whether it really is or not. But if you want a deep spiritual…

A couple weeks ago I made a comment on a friend’s Facebook post about the differences between Christian religion and Pagan religion. In response, someone else (who I don’t know and therefore won’t name) said:

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Inner Journey

BELIEVE IN YOUR OWN SUCCESS

“What you believe yourself to be, you are.”
— Claude M. Bristol

Do you believe, deep down inside of you, that you can succeed in what you want to do?

Beliefs are strong, and they have the power to attract what is believed to us. If we doubt our ability to succeed, if we in fact believe we WON’T succeed, then sure enough, that�s what will happen.

What do you believe about yourself? You have the power to change your beliefs, and that will change your outcome. Set goals you believe you can accomplish. Your beliefs will shape your actions. As you achieve these goals, you’ll begin to believe you are capable of succeeding and of doing even more.

“It is better to believe than to disbelieve; in so doing you bring everything to the realm of possibility.”
— Albert Einstein

“Believe it can be done. When you believe something can be done, really believe, your mind will find the ways to do it. Believing a solution paves the way to solution.”
— Dr. David Schwartz

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A Note from the Universe

Aha! Do you know what your thoughts did last week?!

They became the things and events of this week. The things you thought would be difficult became difficult; easy became easy; boring became boring; and fun became fun. Where you thought there might be surprises, you were surprised. And where you thought there might be land mines, there were land mines.

Bravo! You can add this week to the list of your most creative accomplishments.

Now, can you guess what your thoughts this week are going to do?

You are awesome,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Golden Turmeric Cauliflower and Quinoa Bowls

Trendy avocados are not only a tasty fruit, but provide good plant-based fat, which is low in saturated and trans fats. And a healthy diet low in saturated and trans fats may reduce the risk of heart disease.

Yet despite their increasing popularity, one in two Canadians still don’t know how to incorporate avocados into their meals and recipes, according to a recent survey. But it�s easier than you think to add good fats into your balanced diet. There are now many products made with avocado oil that make it even easier to use in your favourite recipes, like new Becel with Avocado Oil margarine. It is made with the goodness of avocado oil and perfectly balanced with the great taste of margarine.

Read more………..

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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
March 13, 2018

Desire

“Heaven always favors good desires.” -Cervantes (Don Quixote)

What makes a “good” desire? All of our desires are good! We have our desires for a reason, and we wouldn’t have them if we were not capable of fulfilling them. Be like Don Quixote, and “follow that star!” Our desires lead us to our destiny.

Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Birds and Blooms: 6 ways to Attract More Cardinals

Setting out a bird feeder filled with black oil sunflower seeds is a surefire way to attract northern cardinals but ambitious gardeners shouldn�t stop there, because the right plants bring in these ruby red beauties and other songbirds, too. The key is to focus on the trifecta of providing food, cover and places to raise young, says Gary Ritchison, an ornithologist at Eastern Kentucky University and writer of the bird guide Northern Cardinal. A deep dive into the life of cardinals unveils clues to help you attract the ubiquitous backyard birds.

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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! . Visit Our Store

Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
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