Cat’s Morning Bits for May 23, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for May 23, 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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Now the nightingale, the pretty nightingale,
The sweetest singer in all the forest quire,
Entreats thee, sweet Peggy, to hear thy true love’s tale:
Lo, yonder she sitteth, her breast against a brier.
-Thomas Dekker (c. 1572-1632)

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Spiritual Unite: What Happens After Merkaba Activation?

Merkaba activation is the process of activating the Merkaba by getting it spinning at the right speed and with the right balance.
Activating your Merkaba will give you access to your light body.

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/what-happens-after-merkaba-activation/

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ThoughtCo: Threshold Blessing
How to Bless the Entrance to Your Home

If you’ve moved into a new home, it’s not a bad idea to do a magical or spiritual cleansing of the place before you get truly settled in. In addition to ritually purifying the interior of the home, many people like to do a threshold blessing, which creates a symbolic doorway to the home. You can use this blessing ritual to keep negative energy out, while allowing for positive energy to enter.

https://www.learnreligions.com/performing-threshold-blessing-2562847

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MBG: 3 Super Simple Ways To Get Your Kids To Hug More Trees

Ah, the great indoors. These days, our kids are growing up expert navigators of touchscreens, smartphones, and technology—all between four walls. But the reality is that they’ll be inheriting a planet that (still) needs all the love it can get.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/3-easy-ways-to-raise-the-next-gen-of-environmental-activists

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Tetraktys: 10 Ways to Protect Your Home from Negativity – Warding for Beginners

There are a lot of perks of being a witch. You have a stronger intuition, a higher sensitivity to the energy around you, and a sense of empowerment over your life. However, witchcraft also has some disadvantages. Indeed, being more sensitive to energy makes you more vulnerable to the negativity around you.

https://www.thetetraktys.com/2019/10-ways-protect-home-from-negativity-warding/

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MNN: 5 ways mindfulness improves your brain
The benefits of this simple and free practice keep piling up.

You’ve heard how good mindfulness is for you, but did you know it helps you grow new brain cells, changes how your brain functions on a day-to-day level, and even resets your perception of pain?

https://www.mnn.com/health/fitness-well-being/blogs/mindfulness-builds-grey-matter-brain

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EarthSky News: Look for the beautiful Northern Crown

Tonight, look for a constellation that’s easy to see on the sky’s dome, if your sky is dark enough. Corona Borealis – aka the Northern Crown – is exciting to find. It’s an almost-perfect semi-circle of stars. You’ll find this beautiful pattern in the evening sky from now until October.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/in-a-dark-sky-look-for-the-northern-crown

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Patheos-Pagan: Seeking the Magick of Enough in the Too Much: Calling on Allies

I am grateful for the magick of moments. Ordinary and necessary.
I was sitting at my desk the other day, trying and failing to avoid the news, and I looked out the window. The winds were blowing, fresh green leaves swaying and bouncing against each other.
And in that moment, I noticed my lungs move in time with the breeze. Like the world was breathing with me. Like the world was trying to find its center too

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/chargedbythegoddess/2019/05/seeking-the-magick-of-enough-in-the-too-much-calling-on-allies/

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Inner Journey:

BELIEVE IN MAGIC!

“…for magic to happen in your life, you must believe in magic.”
— Grandmother, quoted by Lynn Andrews

“Most of the time, we fall in love but can’t remain there. The world then calls the state we were in a delusion or infatuation … But we merely lacked, or someone else lacked, the emotional skills to hold on to the magic when the morning came. …In truth, we can go to the moon and retain its magic for a lifetime.”
— Marianne Williamson

“We think, sometimes, there’s not a dragon left. Not one brave knight, not a single princess gliding through secret forests … What a pleasure to be wrong. Princesses, knights, enchantments and dragons, mystery and adventure … not only are they here-and-now, they’re all that ever lived on earth! Masters of reality still meet us in dreams to tell us that we’ve never lost the shield we need against dragons, that blue-fire voltage arcs through us now to change our world as we wish. Intuition whispers true: We’re not dust, we’re magic!”
— Richard Bach

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

The next time life tosses you a multiples choice test remember…

1.The more time you give it, the more choices you’ll have.
2.There’ll always be more than one right answer. And,
3.Waiting for divine intervention is almost never a good idea.
Poised for greatness,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Deity: Ishtar

Ishtar, (Akkadian), Sumerian Inanna, in Mesopotamian religion, goddess of war and sexual love. Ishtar is the Akkadian counterpart of the West Semitic goddess Astarte. Inanna, an important goddess in the Sumerian pantheon, came to be identified with Ishtar, but it is uncertain whether Inanna is also of Semitic origin or whether, as is more likely, her similarity to Ishtar caused the two to be identified.

https://www.britannica.com/topic/Ishtar-Mesopotamian-goddess

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Today’s Recipe: Baby Kale Walnut Orange Salad

This salad came about when we had an overabundance of baby kale and oranges in our garden, and walnuts were on sale for 75% off. How could I not? Packed full of nice textures, sweetness, and savouriness, this is a simple and delicious dish!

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Baby-Kale-Walnut-Orange-Salad.html

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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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Spirit Library: Saturn & the South Node: Seeing the Past in a New Way

We recently talked about the effect of Pluto, Saturn and the South Node being together in the skies this year. Today we’re going to focus on Saturn and the South Node as these two are pretty much side by side for the next 4 months until the end of September. This is a huge time for getting your act together, letting go of what needs to be let go of, and moving forward with purpose

https://spiritlibrary.com/dana-mrkich/saturn-the-south-node-seeing-the-past-in-a-new-way

c) Dana Mrkich 2019. Permission is granted to share this article freely on the condition that the author is credited, and the URL http://www.danamrkich.com is included.

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Daily Tarot: The Hanged Man

Everybody falls victim to a misjudgment or a faulty calculation sometimes, so don’t let that be a reason to grind to a halt and stop working on what matters to you. Sometimes deception is involved, but that does not free you from the obligation to try and set things right. It’s all about being responsible, and that’s what you want to be, anyway.

astrology.com (email newsletter)

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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 August 23, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for August 23, 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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The sun is set; the swallows are asleep;
The bats are flitting fast in the gray air;
The slow soft toads out of damp corners creep,
And evening’s breath, wandering here and there
Over the quivering surface of the stream,
Wakes not one ripple from its summer dream.
-Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822)

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Spiritual Unite: These Are the Symptoms of Lightbody Activation

Merkaba or light body is a state of complete awareness. When endless amounts of light and love enter your spiritual being, they fuel the awakening of Merkaba. You currently reside in a three-dimensional plane. Once your light body awakens, your mind gets access to the 4th and 5th-dimensional planes, which introduces you to a new world of endless possibilities

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/light-body-activation-symptoms/

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MBG: This Mind-Clearing Yoga Sequence Is Perfect For The Inevitable Midweek Slump

f you woke up refreshed and feeling ready to take on the day, good for you! If you could use a little pick-me-up, keep reading.
There’s nothing like a midweek slump to wear away at your willpower and your spirit. Fatigue and exhaustion are the culprits of ordering takeout, skipping your meditation, or consuming one too many of those delicious dark chocolate squares.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/mind-clearing-yoga-sequence

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Daily Good: Nature and the Serious Business of Joy

Our origins are of the earth. And so there is in us a deeply seated response to the natural universe, which is part of our humanity.

– Rachel Carson

Nature and the Serious Business of Joy

British naturalist and environmental writer Michael McCarthy writes in The Moth Snowstorm: Nature and Joy —part memoir and part manifesto. The natural world can offer us more than the means to survive, on the one hand, or mortal risks to be avoided, on the other: it can offer us joy.” { read more }

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2078/nature-and-the-serious-business-of-joy-maria-popova/

Be The Change

Walk into nature in any of its forms today, and as you look and listen and receive the impression, also notice within yourself its effect on you. Is there some simple way you can return to nature its great gift to us, by planting or weeding or caring for an animal

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Elephant Journal: Why Mindfulness is Worth it, Even when it Feels Totally Unsatisfying.

Several days ago, my mom seemed bent on picking a fight with me.
As she stood in my doorway, I looked at her and realized that I was simultaneously experiencing multiple thoughts and emotions. I was perplexed about how my picking up three cigarettes off of the stairs could have elicited her reaction. I was thinking about all of the mean things I wanted to say to her in response. And, I was feeling the physical heat of irritation rising inside of me.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/now/why-mindfulness-is-worth-it-even-when-it-feels-totally-unsatisfying/

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MNN: 7 mind-bending facts about magic mushrooms
From ancient shamans (and Santa Claus?) to scientists studying mental health, humans have a long fascination with ‘magic’ fungi.

Fungi have flourished on Earth for quite a while, possibly more than 2 billion years. They’ve evolved some impressive tricks during that time, including many that are either fascinating or frightening to humans — and sometimes a bit of both.

https://www.mnn.com/health/fitness-well-being/blogs/facts-about-magic-mushrooms

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EarthSky News: Moon, Mars couple up on August 23

This evening – August 23, 2018 – as soon as darkness falls, enjoy the beautiful presence of the moon and Mars in your southeast sky. They can be viewed from all over the world, except at the far-northern Arctic latitudes. These two worlds – the moon and Mars – rank as the brightest and third-brightest celestial luminaries to light up the nighttime sky, respectively. So you should have little or no trouble spotting this august couple before nightfall, or at evening dusk.

http://earthsky.org/tonight/moon-mars-couple-up-on-august-23

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Patheos-Pagan: Apple Head Dolls and the Autumn Equinox

One of the bittersweet aspects of being a Virgo is that every experience carries light and darkness for me. Even at the height of something joyous—perhaps a marriage or a birth, for instance—I’m keenly aware of death waiting in the wings. I don’t walk around feeling morose all the time, and I do enjoy the heck out of my life on most days. It’s just that every high has its equal and opposite low, and that is what I feel even more intensely than usual at this time of transition from summer to autumn.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/quillofthegoddess/2017/09/apple-head-dolls-and-the-autumn-equinox/

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Inner Journey: 

THREE LEVELS OF PROSPERITY

“Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons.”
— Woody Allen

To become more prosperous, we need to change on at least two levels. First, we must ensure our financial affairs are in order. We need an income that at least covers our expenses. And we need a foundation of habits, tools and skills so we achieve some financial stability in our day-to-day experience.

Second, we must become aware of the beliefs we hold around money and prosperity. If we unconsciously believe we are lacking in some way, then no matter what we do, we will unconsciously sabotage our own efforts to improve our finances.

And third, it’s helpful to understand the spiritual principles that govern our level of abundance. Once we know those principles, we can work effectively within them to attract abundance to us.

“If you’re prosperous in soul, you’ll be prosperous in whole.”
— Mark Victor Hansen

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

If you only knew how normal you were when you thought you were weird.

How strong you were when you thought you were weak.

And how ready you were when you thought you weren’t.

You’d think again, oh Great One Revered by All in the Unseen –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Black Bean-Cauliflower Rice-Mushroom Medley

I had half a bag of riced cauliflower left over, a can of black beans, and got a great deal on mushrooms. This was a very satisfying meal.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Black-Bean-Cauliflower-Rice-Mushroom-Medley.html

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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
August 23, 2018

Patience

“Patience is not passive: on the contrary it is active; it is concentrated strength.”

-Edward George Bulwer-Lytton (1803-1873) English novelist

Look at people who are patient. Along with patience comes a kind of calm, a deep faith, a beautiful presence. Compared with people who are impatient – who seem stressed out, angry, and hurried. Who has more strength? The patient person can do anything because that person recognizes his or her connection with the Universe. Patience can move mountains!

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 10 Reasons to Make Gratitude Lists
Read about reasons why it’s important to remember and acknowledge the blessings in your life.

One of my spiritual practices is to make regular gratitude lists. I aim for every day. Lately I’ve gotten a couple of notes, both from strangers and friends, saying this jotting down of thanks helps them. It’s certainly not news–people have been counting their blessings since the first breath, I imagine. But here are some reasons you might want to add it to your handful of spiritual supplements.
Read more at http://www.beliefnet.com/wellness/galleries/10-reasons-to-make-gratitude-lists.aspx#WO12kk5slXDK0jbe.99

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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


					

Cat’s Morning Bits for August 22, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for August 22, 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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“Now I see the secret of the making of the best persons: It is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the earth.”
-Walt Whitman (1819-92)

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Spiritual Unite: 8 Signs You Are Going Through A Merkaba Activation

Merkaba is a state of total awareness. When we fill our spiritual fields with an immaculate amount of love, a perpetual light starts to fuel our souls, which awakens our light body or Merkaba. Merkaba gives us the ability to unlock the 4th and 5th dimensions of our physical and spiritual human form.

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/merkaba-activation-symptoms/

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MBG: 3 Crystal Rituals For Sexiness, Radiance & Confidence

As women, we get a lot of tips on how to be sexier. From what clothes to buy to which moisturizers to use or even what color nail polish to wear, we are constantly bombarded with advice on how to become sexier. Unfortunately, the most important tip we could ever receive is one that we don’t hear often enough—sexiness comes from within!

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-29420/3-crystal-rituals-for-sexiness-radiance-confidence.html

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Daily Good: The Price on Everything is Love

When the city of Detroit was going through a rough time, neighbors banded together to help each other. Now, the organization has become a community shop called Detroiters Helping Each Other, which offers services for free. Learn how love has become the greatest currency of all. { read more }

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2080/the-price-on-everything-is-love-kevon-paynter/

Be The Change

Take a look at the community surrounding you. What is one way you can help make your community a better place?

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Elephant Journal: August 26th Pisces Full Moon: Finally—a Fresh New Chapter.

On Sunday, August 26, there will be a mesmerizing full moon in the mystical, enchanting constellation Pisces.
This moon’s calm and serene essence is much-welcomed following months of chaotic and disruptive cosmic energies.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/08/august-26th-pisces-full-moon-finally-a-fresh-new-chapter/

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EarthSky News: What is pareidolia?

Seeing a dragon in a patch of clouds, or a face in the moon, are examples of what’s called pareidolia. Look here for photos to test your own ability to see things that aren’t there.

http://earthsky.org/human-world/seeing-things-that-arent-there

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Patheos-Pagan: Finding Your Spiritual Path Later In Life

Here’s a question one person asked that I suspect applies to many people.
One of the things that drew me to your writing was that you described yourself as a Pagan who didn’t get serious until later on in your life. I am used to hearing people talk about being multiple decades into their practice because they started as children or teens.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/johnbeckett/2018/08/finding-your-spiritual-path-later-in-life.html

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Inner Journey: 

HOW DO YOU SHOW YOU CARE?

“Love is not only something you feel. It is something you do.”
— David Wilkerson

In her book, ‘No Less Than Greatness,’ Mary Manin Morrissey speaks of a research study that explored how family members communicate with each other. Apparently, the most frequently spoken words between husbands, wives, sisters and brothers were “What’s on?”and “Move.”

She goes on to say, “We all desire great relationships but often settle for just getting by. Many of us have stopped questioning the fact that we may know fictitious TV families more intimately than we do our own.”

The most powerful force in our lives is our ability to love. Indeed, it’s the most basic essence of who we are. How do you experience and express your love for the people in your life?

“The whole idea of compassion is based on a keen awareness of the other…. The whole purpose of life is to live by love.”
— Thomas Merton

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Taking massive action on massive dreams amidst massive uncertainties is pretty much where anyone who’s ever done anything massive had to start.

And then things got way easier.

Massive love,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Sunrise Cheesy Fried Rice

Upgrade leftover rice into a plate of feast. This recipe is another kitchen innovation I discovered just this morning. My partner loves fried rice and I want it to be more flavorful with a different twist. Here’s the recipe.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Sunrise-Cheesy-Fried-Rice.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
August 22, 2018

Patience

“How poor are they that have not patience!
What wound did ever heal but by degrees?”

-Shakespeare, Othello
Sometimes we need to just get out of our own way and let nature do its thing. The seasons know how to change. It does no good to try to “hurry things up” so we can fit in one more vacation or whatever! So many things in this world just take care of themselves. There is an organizing power to the universe. Shouldn’t we allow this power to work for us? All we have to do is be patient. Everything will work out the way that it is supposed to.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 5 Ways to Breakup With a Bad Attitude
It’s important to squash negativity before it takes over your life – here are five ways to breakup with a bad attitude.

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 June 29, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for June 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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Have you seen the forest-pool
In the summer? Clear and cool.
-William Canton, English poet (1845-1926)

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Spiritual Unite: What Is Merkaba Activation And How it Works

Merkaba activation is the process of taking the inert Merkaba and starting its spinning motion so that it can connect you to the Source energies and energy fields that exist throughout the universe. But what is the Merkaba? And what does activation do to it and to you?

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/what-is-merkaba-activation-and-how-it-works/

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MBG: This Guided Meditation Will Help Boost Your Resilience & Your Energy

Contrary to what we’ve been led to believe about the meaning of the word “yoga,” yoga nidra—a trend mbg reported on last year—isn’t movement-based at all. It’s a deep guided meditation that’s been touted for years as “yogic sleep.”

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/yoga-nidra-for-resilience

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Elephant Journal: 3 Essential Traits of a Truly Transformative Teacher.

I’ve often wondered what makes a great teacher.
Whether the subject is philosophy or fencing, yachting or yoga, the core traits of a great teacher do not change. Let me tell you about a woman who embodied these traits—and how powerfully she impacted my life.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/06/3-essential-traits-of-a-truly-transformative-teacher/

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MNN: What you need to know about palm oil

You may not cook with it, but it’s in a lot of products you probably eat. And that’s not good for the planet.

In the 20 years between 1995 and 2015, global production of palm oil increased from 15.2 million tons to 62.6 million tons, according to the European Palm Oil Alliance. There’s more palm oil produced today than any other vegetable oil in the world, and the majority of it comes from Indonesia (53 percent) and Malaysia (32 percent).

https://www.mnn.com/food/healthy-eating/blogs/palm-oil-facts

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EarthSky News: Keep watching … Moon and Saturn

The full moon is tonight for most of the world (most of North America had its full moon last night). Saturn is the brightest object near the moon.

http://earthsky.org/tonight/this-years-full-strawberry-moon

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Patheos-Pagan: Tragedy at the border: Helping through the practical and the Magickal

Like so many, I’ve felt anger, sad, horror, terror, powerlessness over the separation of families at the border. I’ve wanted to smash my computer with a brick. I’ve struggled to concentrate on work. The sounds of weeping babies stays in my ears. I want it to stay. I don’t want to forget. I don’t want to normalize.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/doubletoilandresist/2018/06/tragedy-at-the-border-helping-through-the-practical-and-the-magickal/

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Inner Journey:  

TUNE INTO THE INNER CRITIC

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

Are you aware of your inner critic? We all have this voice that tells us we are bad, stupid, clumsy, cowardly…. Although its intent is to help us succeed, the harsh self talk of our critic just serves to drain our energy and lower our morale and immune system.

To defuse the inner critic, we need to recognize when the critic is speaking. We need to know that this voice does not necessarily speak for who we really are. This is an old pattern that may no longer be serving us. We want to open to the possibility that the words are not likely true. We can ask ourselves, “Are these words helpful?”

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
— Eleanor Roosevelt

“Abilities wither under faultfinding, blossom with encouragement.”
— Donald A. Laird

“Never react emotionally to criticism. Analyze yourself to determine whether it is justified. If it is, correct yourself. Otherwise, go on about your business.”
— Norman Vincent Peale

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

I’m often asked, you know, being the Universe and all, “What’s the purpose of life?” But truthfully, no matter who or what you are that’s a pretty daunting question. So daunting, I’m invariably compelled to reply with a few questions of my own:

“Do you mean besides having fun? Besides learning that the world has always spun in the palm of your hand? Besides bicycles, long walks, and hot chocolate? Besides holding hands, giving hugs, and drying tears? Besides having a dream and making it come true? Besides February, Fridays, and Polar Bears? Besides witnessing miracles that only you are privy to? Besides sunrises, sunsets, and every rare and fleeting moment in between?”

Daunting is an understatement.

Happy EVERYTHING!

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Carrot Ginger Soup

With bright springtime flavors, a carrot ginger soup is a fantastic fresh soup option. Make this carrot ginger soup recipe for a refreshingly delicious soup.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Carrot-Ginger-Soup-Recipe.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
June 29, 2018

Thoughts

“The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.” -Marcus Antonius (A.D. 86-161)

How often do we think about the QUALITY of our thoughts? We obviously have an abundant quantity of thoughts – but how many of those are thoughts of absolute quality? Which thoughts are like little gemstones that we want to treasure and save, to bring out again and again to wear with pleasure? Maybe it’s time to do some mental housekeeping. All those old, dusty, dinghy, non-productive thoughts that just end up making us feel bad – throw them out! They are no longer useful to us! Now, replace those old thoughts with new, efficient, beautifully clear thoughts. And watch how our outside lives begin to reflect the shiny new thinking that is going on inside.

-Lissa Coffey

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Beliefnet: Eliminate ‘Parasites’ from Your Life
We protect our garden plants from pests and predators, it’s time we did the same for ourselves.
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