May’s Full Flower Moon

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May’s Full Flower Moon
Saturday May 18, 2019

2:11 pm PST/ 3:11 pm  MST/ 5:11 pm EST

“Dancing midst the flowers beneath the full moon’s light,
the wee folk tend the gardens on this soft spring night.”

May is the time when flowers seem to be everywhere and is most likely why the Native Americans called this months full moon the “Flower Moon”.

This full moon keeps the spring theme of new beginnings and fertility rolling. Everywhere you look there is new growth. This is a great time to sow seeds in both your outdoor and inner gardens. Career, finance and prosperity are good areas to concentrate on for new beginnings. This month which started with the fire sabbat of Beltane is still keeping things burning. Lust, passion and renewed vigor put a bounce in our step as we move toward the new things this moon has to offer.

To celebrate this fiery month and full moon, wrap yourself in reds, oranges and yellow or wear warm stones like amber ,garnet and ruby. Take special care to nourish your inner garden this month. If you set intentions or thought seeds for yourself last month, remember to take steps to help them grow and move forward.

On a very light note, I have been “asked” to remind everyone that brings out the garden fairies! This Full Flower Moon is a wonderful time to welcome the “Wee Folk” in your home and yard. This is a great activity particularly for children. Leave gifts of pretty stones, crystals, shiny beads and other glittery objects in your flower beds and planters. Hang small decorations in your trees and shrubs. The Fae appreciate gifts and love to be remembered!

“On the breeze their laughter floats and magic fills the air,
unveiling natures treasure, her gifts with you they share.”

Cat


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Cat’s Morning Bits for May 17, 2019

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for May 17,  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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Come rambling awhile through this exquisite weather
Of days that are fleet to pass,
When the stem of the willow shoots out a green feather,
And buttercups burn in the grass!

-Edgar Fawcett (1847-1904)

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Spiritual Unite: Double Shooting Star Meaning – Pay Attention

The night sky has fascinated humanity since we first stood on two feet and looked upwards. One of the most compelling sights in the cosmos is the shooting star.
Shooting stars have held cosmic meaning for almost every culture through history, and double shooting stars have been especially meaningful.

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/double-shooting-star-meaning-pay-attention/

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ThoughtCo: The Magic, History, and Folklore of Sandalwood

Although not truly an herb, but a wood, sandalwood is an item found often in modern Pagan rituals. In fact, “sandalwood” is an entire class of wood, found in trees that are part of the flowering Santalum family. These aromatic and dense plants are packed full of essential oils, which are often extracted for use in a variety of religious rituals, aromatherapy, and even in medicine.

https://www.learnreligions.com/using-sandalwood-in-magic-2562036

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Elephant Journal: Full Moon in Scorpio: How will you Embody your Truth?

We are experiencing such a potent moment in the mass awakening of consciousness across the planet—right here, right now.
Can you feel it?
Some may say it’s a wonder that science is finally catching up to what mystics and ancient prophecies have spoken into for millennia—proving that we can heal our bodies by aligning our minds, activate dormant DNA, empathically sense energy in other living beings, and affect the collective whole with our individual intentions and actions for starters.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/05/ascension-energy-update-know-this-in-your-bones/

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MNN: 10 things you didn’t know about koalas

Long before we started going loopy for lemurs, slow loris and sloths, we had koalas — the original poster child for cute and cuddly animals that make us go “Aww!”
Although most people know that koalas live in Australia and eat eucalyptus leaves, there is so much more to know. Here’s the lowdown on the marsupials from Down Under.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/10-things-you-didnt-know-about-koalas

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EarthSky News: May 18 Blue Moon near Antares, Jupiter, Ceres

These next several nights – May 17, 18 and 19, 2019 – the moon will be full, or nearly full, and many will call Saturday night’s moon a Blue Moon. Wait. Is it the second full moon of this month? No, folklore allows for another kind of Blue Moon: the third of four full moons to occur in a single season

https://earthsky.org/tonight/seasonal-blue-moon-on-may-18-2019

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Today’s Deity: Corn Gods & Goddesses

First grown in Mexico about 5,000 years ago, corn soon became the most important food crop in Central and North America. Throughout the region, Native Americans, Maya, Aztecs, and other Indians worshiped corn gods and developed a variety of myths about the origin, planting, growing, and harvesting of corn (also known as maize).

Corn Gods and Goddesses. The majority of corn deities are female and associated with fertility. They include the Cherokee goddess Selu; Yellow Woman and the Corn Mother goddess Iyatiku of the Keresan people of the American Southwest; and Chicomecoatl, the goddess of maize who was worshiped by the Aztecs of Mexico. The Maya believed that humans had been fashioned out of corn, and they based their calendar on the planting of the cornfield
Read more: http://www.mythencyclopedia.com/Ca-Cr/Corn.html#ixzz5o5y2N6cC

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Tea Addicted Witch: Not All Spells Will Do: Why The History Of Magical Practices Matters

I’ve talked in the past about what goes into the careful planning and debugging of spellwork, but another important feature is considering the elements within said spell very carefully.
Some deities and daimons work better with some elements than others, and it’s similar with spell ingredients and technique.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/teaaddictedwitch/2019/05/history-magical-practices/

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Daily Tarot: The Magician

Be organized, stick to your personal routine, and don’t gloss over any steps if you want to get the results you have in mind. This could be a day better for practice than for performance. Do your best, be forgiving of yourself about any minor slip-ups, and have no regrets. You know what you’re already good at, so focus on that and glide through the day.

astrology.com (daily email )

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Inner Journey:

FORGIVENESS BRINGS JOY

“The greatest evil that can befall man is that he should come to think ill of himself.”
— Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Do you feel worthy of having joy? Do you feel you deserve it?

The first step to activating our inner joy is to eliminate the blocks to it. We can start by truly forgiving ourselves and all others. Forgiveness calls for a shift in our perception. It is easier to forgive ourselves and others when we really understand that each of us has always done the very best we knew to do at that time.

“If we don’t forgive ourselves for our mistakes, and others for the wounds they have inflicted upon us, we end up crippled with guilt. And the soul cannot grow under a blanket of guilt, because guilt is isolating, while growth is a gradual process of reconnection to ourselves, to other people, and to a larger whole.”
— Joan Borysenko

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Did you know that there’s always someone from here, who loves you more than words can say, at your side with you there?

Oh, ooh, wow…

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Irish Soda Bread

This recipe makes a loaf that is light, moist, and a little sweet. It’s perfect for breakfast or an afternoon snack

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Irish-Soda-Bread.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
May 17, 2019

Body

“The body is wiser than its inhabitants. The body is the soul. We ignore its aches, its pains, its eruptions, because we fear the truth. The body is God’s messenger.”

-Erica Jong, Fear of Fifty, 1994

The body definitely gives us signals, but do we pay attention? We should! Look at all we can learn from the body! It tells us when we’re tired, under stress, hungry, nervous. We may try to fight it, or ignore it, thinking we know better – but there is an innate intelligence at work in our cells that we can benefit from. This “gut instinct” that we get, that’s Spirit talking right to us. Listen up!

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 8 Ways to Stop Holding a Grudge
Sometimes letting go can be a lot harder than holding on, but it’s the only way to ease the internal pain. Here are nine ways to get a grip on the pain and find the strength to let it go.
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/

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Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
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Cat’s Morning Bits for May 9, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for May 9, 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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Then came fair May, the fairest maid on ground,
Decked all with dainties of her season’s pride,
And throwing flowers out of her lap around:
Upon two brethren’s shoulders she did ride,
The twins of Leda; which on either side
Supported her like to their sovereign queen.
Lord! how all creatures laughed, when her they spied,
And leaped and danced as they had ravished been!
And Cupid self about her fluttered all in green.
-Edmund Spenser (1552-99)

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Spiritual Unite: What Does Dreaming About Cats Mean? – Identify Your Feminine Side

Cats have long held symbolic meaning for people across many cultures. When we dream about cats, this symbolism applies to our lives and through dream interpretation we can gather useful guidance.

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/what-does-dreaming-about-cats-mean-identify-your-feminine-side/

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ThoughtCo: The Role of Prayer in Paganism
A prayer is our way of saying to the gods, ‘I could sure use some help

Our ancestors prayed to their gods, long ago. Their pleas and offerings are documented in the hieroglyphs that adorn the tombs of Egyptian pharaohs, in the carvings and inscriptions left for us to read by the philosophers and teachers of ancient Greece and Rome

https://www.learnreligions.com/role-of-prayer-in-paganism-2562574

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Daily Good: Breathing into Balance

We’ve discovered that breathing more deeply helps us center ourselves, but did you know why? Dr. Shawna Darou explains the mechanics of how it works. The secret is to activate the Vagus nerve, which travels all the way from the brain to the digestive system, operating via the parasympathetic nervous system. Read on for some exercises that can help us reduce inflammation in the body, as well as bolster a flagging immune system

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2101/breathing-into-balance-patty-de-llosa/

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MBG: Plants Are Super Powerful In Feng Shui — Here Are 5 Reasons Why

It should come as no surprise that plants and trees are pretty incredible. They clean the air, create more grounded energy, connect us to nature, provide food, and so much more. Here are a few reasons that I consider them such a vital part of good feng shui, inside your home and out:

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/5-reasons-plants-are-so-powerful-in-feng-shui-philosophy

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Elephant Journal: Enough is Enough: how to Prioritize Self-Care when we’ve Forgotten our Worth.

Does anyone else find themselves slowly sinking down that “priority list”—the one we mentally refer to throughout our (often overloaded) day?
Let’s be honest: do we feature on it at all?

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/05/enough-is-enough-how-to-prioritize-self-care-when-weve-forgotten-our-worth-amanda-harridge/

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MNN:  11 curious truths about Stonehenge

Humans have spent centuries studying Stonehenge, yet it still has a few tricks up its sleeve. In recent years, for instance, research has shown the size of the world’s most mysterious megalithic monument is much larger than previously assumed, giving enthusiasts a whole new set of questions to ponder.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/wilderness-resources/stories/10-curious-truths-about-stonehenge

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EarthSky News: Crescent moon in Gemini on May 9

Tonight – May 9, 2019 – the waxing crescent moon lodges in front the constellation Gemini the Twins, shining to the south of the Gemini stars, Castor and Pollux. The bright star on the other side of the moon is Procyon, the brightest star in the constellation Canis Minor the Little Dog.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/crescent-moon-in-gemini-on-may-9

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Patheos-Pagan: May Full Moon: The Power of Hekate’s Fires

Hekate’s Wheel of Fire comes full circle on the May Full Moon, when her torches ignite new life. Gone is the decay of autumn and the gloom of winter. It’s time we exit her cave deep in the Under World. The rebirth cycle complete, we walk anew, strengthened by her fire that burns within each of her witches. Celebrate Hekate’s Wheel of Fire with a ritual honoring her, calling forth their power and igniting your own unique flame.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/keepingherkeys/2019/05/celebrating-hekates-wheel-of-fire-on-the-full-moon-of-may/

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Inner Journey:

How aware are you?

“The capacity for delight is the gift of paying attention.”
— Julie Cameron

How aware are you of:
– your senses?
– your body — its condition, needs and wisdom?
– your fears?
– your defences – how you hide what you’re really feeling?
– your self talk?
– your beliefs and their power to create your reality?
– your passions?
– your purpose?

Go on a treasure hunt to discover your authentic self and the truth of life in and around you!

“Relative to the level of awareness that is possible for us, our ordinary state of consciousness is as far from a direct experience of reality as sleep is from waking consciousness.”
— Don Richard Riso & Russ Hudson

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Your job is not who you are, your car is not who you are, your looks are not who you are, not even your body is who you are.

You’re simply on a journey, just trying things out, to see what you like, to see what you don’t… because you can, because it’s temporary, and because it’s all on the way “home.”
Ohh-h-h-h-h-h…

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe:  Sugar Coated Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potato is one of the best snacks that we serve because it is one kind of food that is easiest to find. Also this kind of snack is kid friendly.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Sugar-Coated-Sweet-Potatoes.html

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Today’s Goddess: Nut

Nut is a daughter of Shu and Tefnut. Her brother and husband is Geb. She had four or, in some sources, five children: Osiris, Set, Isis, Nephthys, and in some sources Horus. She is considered one of the oldest deities among the Egyptian pantheon, with her origin being found on the creation story of Heliopolis. She was originally the goddess of the nighttime sky, but eventually became referred to as simply the sky goddess. Her headdress was the hieroglyphic of part of her name, a pot, which may also symbolize the uterus. Mostly depicted in nude human form, Nut was also sometimes depicted in the form of a cow whose great body formed the sky and heavens, a sycamore tree, or as a giant sow, suckling many piglets (representing the stars)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nut_(goddess)

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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
May 9, 2019

Learning

“You learn more from getting your butt kicked than from getting it kissed.”

-Tom Hanks

We often call life experiences the “school of hard knocks” because we learn from going through those rough times. And we end up being better people because of it! As hard as it may be at the time, we can be grateful for the tough times, because they give us the opportunity to learn and grow.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 10 Ways to Unleash Your Creativity
Need to be inspired? Get into the flow by unleashing your creative spirit. Here are ten simple and practical ways to stimulate the creative process in your own life.

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 May 29 , 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for May 29 , 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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As the stars that shall be bright when we are dust,
Moving in marches upon the heavenly plain;
As the stars that are starry in the time of our darkness,
To the end, to the end, they remain.
-Laurence Binyon (1869-1943)

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Spiritual Unite: Peacock Feathers Bad Luck | Myth Debunked

Peacock feathers bad luck or superstition? In spirituality, the Peacock holds a sacred place. It is regarded as a symbol of protection, spirituality, intuition and transformation. Not only does it protect us from external dangers, but it also safeguards us from within. Our emotions, subconscious and consciousness.

http://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/peacock-feathers-bad-luck-myth-debunked/

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MBG: Believe It Or Not, I’m Grateful For My Anxiety. Here’s Why

As a young psychologist, I was taught to tell my anxious clients they’d suffer from panic attacks their whole lives. Yet as someone who suffered from high-functioning anxiety, I can tell you that you can learn to master your mind. Yes, there will be moments when you tumble down an existential rabbit hole, but you can learn to find your way back out again and enjoy the good times without the ever-present fear of anxiety’s return.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/why-im-grateful-for-my-anxiety

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Elephant Journal: Overwhelmed? Learn the Ancient Practice of Pratyahara 

Are you in control of your senses, or are they in control of you?
For most of us, our senses are in control in an attempt to ward off any rejection or disappointment while boosting joy, happiness, and stimulation when good things happen.
https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/05/overwhelmed-learn-the-ancient-practice-of-pratyahara/

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MNN: 14 Dogs that really love sticks

Many dogs love sticks. For some, it’s the thrill of the chase when the stick is thrown. Others just like the satisfaction of gnawing on wood. And some just like carrying around their prize like a trophy. Plus, it doesn’t hurt that sticks look a lot like bones. What’s not to love?

https://www.mnn.com/family/pets/stories/dogs-really-really-love-sticks

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EarthSky News: 3rd of this season’s 3 full moons May 29

May 29, 2018 ushers in the third of this season’s three full moons. In this case, when we say season, we mean the time period between an equinox and solstice. The March equinox was March 20. We had full moons on March 31, and April 30, and now this May 29 full moon.

http://earthsky.org/tonight/third-of-seasons-3-full-moons-on-may-29

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Patheos-Pagan: Life Lessons from Artemis: Aim for the Heart

She was revered as compassionate to those in crisis and revealed herself to those needing her help. From the stories of Atalanta and Iphigenia, we learn that Artemis was a goddess who set things right. In all these ways, she aimed for the heart through merciful arrows or letting others speak their truth and live on.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/keepingherkeys/2018/05/life-lessons-from-artemis-aim-for-the-heart/

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Inner Journey: 

IT’S A MATTER OF BALANCE.

“My soul is the bridge between spirit and body and, as such, is a uniter of opposites. …Without soul at center, I would either transcend into spirit or become mired in matter.”
— Marion Woodman

Ram Dass talks of how his first spiritual goal was to be rid of his physical existence. He came to understand, though, that our spirituality lies in bringing higher consciousness to our world of form. When we can do so, we can delight in all aspects of creation.

Soul exists in the balance of spirit and matter. For a soulful life, we pay attention to both, seeing spiritual qualities in material forms. As our awareness grows, we begin to use consciousness to influence and create form. It’s through form that our spirit expresses.

“Walk in balance with one foot in your spiritual understanding and one foot in your physical world of accomplishment.”
— Lynn V. Andrews

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

So many claim to believe.

So here’s what I’m going to start asking them: If you really believed you were guided, wouldn’t you begin listening?

And if you really believed you were powerful, wouldn’t every true desire be followed by action?

And if you really believed your life was about to be transformed, wouldn’t the celebration have already begun?

That ought to stir up their coffee, huh?

Let’s rock-and-roll,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Vegan French Toast with Strawberry Compote

This is an egg and dairy free French toast that has a crispy outside and custardy middle. Flax and nut milk are used in place of eggs and milk. Use any type of bread you like (I used sourdough here). You can add a bit of cinnamon in the mix if you like, but I wanted the homemade strawberry compote to shine.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Vegan-French-Toast-with-Strawberry-Compote.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 29 , 2018

The present

“Stay present. You’ll always have time to worry later on if you want to.” -Dan Millman

Do we worry because we want to? If everything is a choice, and it is, then why would we choose to worry? When we stay present, we can’t be worried, because this moment is all there is. One moment at a time, we allow ourselves to see the perfection of the Universe, in all its glory! The present moment is where we are, it’s where we find out who we really are.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: The Wisdom of Mother Theresa’s Poem ‘Anyway’
Mother Theresa’s words continue to inspire and teach a decade after her death.
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! Visit Our Store

Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/