Cat’s Morning Bits for June 4 , 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for June 4 , 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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Wake up, golden Head! Wake up, Brownie!
Cat-bird wants you in the garden soon.
You and I, butterflies, bobolinks, and clover,
We’ve a lot to do on the first of June.
-Charles G.D. Roberts (1860-1943)

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The Tetraktys: Litha Ritual : Drawing Down the Sun on the Summer Solstice

Litha Ritual : Drawing Down the Sun on the Summer Solstice Hello witches! We’re now officially in June… the days are…

https://www.thetetraktys.com/2018/litha-ritual-summer-solstice/

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Spiritual Unite: Crown Chakra Colour And Its Significance

Crown chakra colour is violet. But many times, this chakra is also associated with a white colour. The violet colour is known as a universal colour because it leads to the feeling of being connected with everything. It improves our connection with the universe and drags us out from the feeling of separation and loneliness

http://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/crown-chakra-color/

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MBG: This June Is Packed With Retrogrades & Tricky Transits: Here’s What To Look Out For

It’s June and Gemini season has arrived, getting us all in the mood to mingle, exchange ideas, and try new things. While the Sun visits the sign of the Twins (until June 21), connect with kindred spirits and spark up synergies. This is a time for dialogue, not just DIY-ing. Sure, it might take a little longer to finish things if you’re opinion-polling more people. But the end result could be sweeter when a few savvy minds contribute to the equation.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/june-2018-monthly-horoscope

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Elephant Journal: 3 Mindful Steps to Instantly Change your Emotional State.

Yesterday was a day much like any other.

I got up at dawn and devoted a few hours to creativity before heading off to face the more physical part of my day.

I don’t mind so much that I have to work a blue-collar job. It keeps me grounded—and right now, with the things that are going on in my life,

Read More…………

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MNN: Yes, bats really do eat a lot of mosquitoes

Bats make good neighbors, largely due to their outsized appetites for insects that bug us. American corn farmers save about $1 billion every year, for example, thanks to the free, nontoxic pest control provided by bats that eat corn earworm moths.

And aside from their agricultural benefits, bats are especially beloved for preying on some of the planet’s most despised and dangerous insects: mosquitoes. This service is a major reason why many people set up backyard bat houses, especially amid the expanding threat of mosquito-borne diseases like malaria, dengue, chikungunya, West Nile and Zika.

https://www.mnn.com/health/healthy-spaces/blogs/bats-eat-mosquitoes

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EarthSky News: Big Dipper high in north on June evenings

Tonight, assuming you’re in the Northern Hemisphere, you can easily find the legendary Big Dipper asterism, called The Plough by our friends in the U.K. or The Wagon throughout much of Europe. This familiar star pattern is high in the north at nightfall in the month of June

http://earthsky.org/tonight/big-dipper-high-in-north-on-june-evenings

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Patheos-Pagan: What Does A Goddess Truly Look Like?

What do the gods really look like? Is this depiction of a deity accurate or inaccurate? If you follow any discussion around a deity like Hekate, you’re going to get arguments. Some will say she’s a crone, some will argue that she’s anything but a crone. So, what does she really look like? Here’s the thing I think most people are forgetting, the gods don’t have form, not in the way that we experience the concept.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/matauryn/2018/05/06/goddess/

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Inner Journey: 

STRETCH YOURSELF

“People are defeated by easy, victorious and cheap successes more than by adversity.”
— Benjamin Disraeli

Today’s social standard is one of mediocrity. The status quo rarely challenges our individual creative power.

Create a brand new world for yourself, one that meets your deepest needs. By doing so, you will help raise the quality of consciousness of the entire world. Use your imagination! Sing your own song!

“Success means fulfilling your own dreams, singing your own song, dancing your own dance, creating from your heart and enjoying the journey, trusting that whatever happens, it will be OK. Creating your own adventure!”
— Elana Lindquist

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A Note from the Universe

Can you imagine an astral plane somewhere “out there,”  where very old souls rendezvous to practice and perfect their most highly developed manifestation techniques? A members-only kind of place, where whatever they think about comes to life in the most vivid colors and sounds, and as the most intricate plots and circumstances? Where the only limits that exist lie in their ability to imagine what they’ve never before imagined, and move with it in anticipation of its physical expression?

And best of all, being astral, no harm can come to them; they’re completely untouchable. Nothing is real, yet everything matters. And there can be infinite gains in terms of insight and fun, yet no losses since everything is illusory. Actually, the scariest thing that can happen is that they temporarily become so entranced by their creations they completely forget who they are, where they are, and how powerful they really are…

Yep, it’s exactly like this astral plane.

Tallyho,

The Universe

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Today’s Recipe: Jalapeno Chicken

If you like your meat spicy, chicken prepared with hot peppers is very good.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Jalapeo-Chicken-Recipes.html

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

Intentions: Psychic Sensitivity, Women’s Mysteries, Tides, Waters, Emotional Issues, Agriculture, Animals, Female Fertility, Messages, Theft, Reconcilliations, Voyages, Dreams, Medicine, Visions and Merchandise

Incense: African Violet, Honeysuckle, Myrtle, Willow, Wormwood
Planet: Moon
Sign: Cancer
Angel: Gabriel
Colors: Silver, White and Gray
Herbs/Plants: Night Flowers, Willow Root, Orris Root, Birch, Motherwort, Vervain, White Rose and White Iris
Stones: Carnelian, Moonstone, Aquamarine, Pearl, Clear Quartz, Flourite, Geodes
Oil: (Moon) Jasmine, Lemon, Sandalwood

Goddesses: Luna, Selene, Diana, Re, Gaeleach, Ida, Artemis [Whom The Greeks Associated With Bast], The Witches, Yemaya, Erzulie, Bast

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Daily Wisdom
June 4 , 2018

Faith

“Faith is a mental attitude that is so convinced of its own idea – which so completely accepts it – that any contradiction is unthinkable and impossible.” -Ernest Holmes

There is nothing stronger, or more powerful, than faith. Faith gets us further than anything else. With faith, we can accomplish anything.

-Lissa Coffey

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Beliefnet: 5 Warning Signs From the Angels

When you make the conscious choice to work with your angels, they give you signs like numbers and feathers to let you know you are on the right path or to guide you. They offer you subtle signs, hints, and messages to show the way and let you know they are with you. These signs are usually repetitive, out of the ordinary, personally meaningful co-incidents, abnormal or unexpected.
Read more at http://www.beliefnet.com/inspiration/angels/5-warning-signs-from-the-angels.aspx#3p5CFqTZ63KwtF4t.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!

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 Cat’s Morning Bits for May 21 , 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for May 21 , 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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It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important.”
-Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930)

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Spiritual Unite: When You Are Connected To Someone’s Soul

Most of our relationships are ephemeral; rarely do they last. In times like these, a soul-to-soul connection doesn’t even exist between family members. We can share our darkest and deepest secrets with another human being, but still feel emotionally detached. And yet, one day, out-of-the-blue, we meet someone.

http://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/connected-to-someones-soul-soulmate/

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MBG: Your Weekly Horoscope: Get Ready For Tons Of Intuitive Hits

On Monday, the quarter moon in Virgo will serve up a reality check.

Can sensuality and sensibility coexist? That’s the theme of the week as planets dance between the two realms. It begins on Monday, May 21, with the quarter moon in earthy, efficient Virgo. This lunar leveling may force us to deal with the not-so-dreamy aspects of a plan, like structure, organization, and budgets. Don’t resist the reality checks. What you discover could be heartening! Perhaps your wild hares are more doable than you realized.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/horoscope-for-may-21-27-2018

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Did You Know?

A beehive in summer can have as many as 50,000 to 80,000 bees. A bee must collect nectar from about 2 million flowers to make 1 pound of honey. It requires 556 worker bees to gather a pound of honey. Bees fly more than once around the world to gather a pound of honey.

 

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MNN: Photographer captures real-life purple rain

When photographer Joshua Moore set up his tripod along the Blue Ridge Parkway about 25 miles south of Asheville, North Carolina, one Sunday in May, he was planning to shoot a sunset. Instead, he got something more breathtaking: a captivating image of purple rain.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/climate-weather/blogs/photographer-captures-real-life-purple-rain

 

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EarthSky News: First Quarter Moon, Regulus on May 21

Tonight – May 21, 2018 – the half-lit first quarter moon passes 1.5o (3 moon-diameters) north of Regulus, the brightest star in the constellation Leo the Lion. Although our sky chart at the top of this post is specifically designed for mid-northern latitudes in North America, nearly everyone worldwide can use the moon to find the star Regulus tonight. Just look for the moon in the evening sky. The nearby bright star will be Regulus.

http://earthsky.org/tonight/moon-regulus-light-up-evening-sky

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Patheos-Pagan: What To Look For In a Spiritual Or Magical Organization

Recently I posted a list of red flags to look for in spiritual and magical orders and organizations, as in, what NOT to look for.

Today I will post a things to actually look for. Peachy, huh? Emphasis on the positive! Here we go!

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/teaaddictedwitch/2018/01/spiritual-magical-organization-tips/

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Inner Journey:  WORK WITH TENSION

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

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

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

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

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

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

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A Note from the Universe

There isn’t a moment in any day, when someone, somewhere, isn’t better off because of something you’ve done.

And no matter what you do, or don’t do, with the rest of your life, you cannot now comprehend the amounts of love, joy, and personal assistance that are already being pressed out to you in gratitude.

Must be nice,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Honey Turnip Cough Syrup

My parents have been using this all-natural method to make their own cough syrup since I can remember. Turnips and honey have awesome natural antibiotic qualities to them. When they meld together, they make a fantastic medicine. This is just as effective as store-bought syrups for cough and congestion, yet it has no side effects. You can keep refilling the turnip with honey to make more of the medicine.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Honey-Turnip-Cough-Syrup.html

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

Intentions: Psychic Sensitivity, Women’s Mysteries, Tides, Waters, Emotional Issues, Agriculture, Animals, Female Fertility, Messages, Theft, Reconcilliations, Voyages, Dreams, Medicine, Visions and Merchandise

Incense: African Violet, Honeysuckle, Myrtle, Willow, Wormwood
Planet: Moon
Sign: Cancer
Angel: Gabriel
Colors: Silver, White and Gray
Herbs/Plants: Night Flowers, Willow Root, Orris Root, Birch, Motherwort, Vervain, White Rose and White Iris
Stones: Carnelian, Moonstone, Aquamarine, Pearl, Clear Quartz, Flourite, Geodes
Oil: (Moon) Jasmine, Lemon, Sandalwood

Goddesses: Luna, Selene, Diana, Re, Gaeleach, Ida, Artemis [Whom The Greeks Associated With Bast], The Witches, Yemaya, Erzulie, Bast

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Daily Wisdom
May 21, 2018

Freedom

“Freedom is not won on the battlefields. The chance for freedom is won there. The final battle is won or lost in our hearts and minds.”–Helen Gahagan Douglas (1945)

It is essential for our souls to feel free. We need freedom of expression, freedom of choice, to learn and grow. And yet, so many of our brothers and sisters all over the world live without that freedom. We are all one, and we feel their pain. Amidst the politics and controversy, what can we do? We can hold them in our hearts and in our minds, lift them up and know the Highest Truth for all of us. We can express gratitude for the freedom that we experience every day.

-Lissa Coffey

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Beliefnet: A Monday through Friday Happiness Plan

Like you, my weeks are busy. Some weeks it feels like Monday through Friday is one long day with a few naps sprinkled in. However, over the years, I’ve developed a plan – a happiness plan.

This plan helps me remember to do things that bring me joy, comfort and happiness even on the blue Mondays and the frantic Thursdays.

http://www.beliefnet.com/wellness/galleries/monday-friday-happiness-plan.aspx#SlqIkqosB8SChbHW.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! Visit Our Store

Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
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Thought For The Day: May 14, 2018 ” Life Goes On”

Happy Monday,

Life goes on…….. that pretty much says it all. The challenge is in what you do with it. Personal growth come from allowing yourself to move on, learning the lessons that life hands us. Choice and perspective are the headliners here so learn from the past but don’t get stuck in it.

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Cat’s Morning Bits for April 30, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for April 30, 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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By all the stars in His infinite sky
We are April-fools, my Love and I.
-Mortimer Collins (1827-76)

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Spiritual Unite: 4 Common Signs Of Spiritual Growth

Along with our spiritual journey, we will enter into periods of accelerated spiritual growth, but what are the signs that tell us that we are experiencing this progress on our spiritual journey? It’s important we know. After all, how can we know we are making progress without tangible signs?

http://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/4-common-signs-of-spiritual-growth/

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MBG:  Some Astrological Magic Is In The Air This Week. Here’s Your Horoscope

Alchemy is in the air this Monday, April 30, as we revel in the afterglow of last Sunday’s full moon in mystical Scorpio. That lunar lift may have sparked a major awakening while also revealing areas that could use a transformation. No sitting back and ruminating on Monday, though!

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Tetraktys: Taoism in a Nutshell – How to Follow the Tao, or “the Way”

Taoism in a Nutshell – How to Follow the Tao, or “the Way” I’ve recently written about Buddhism and Stoicism, which have many elements in common. Following the same train of thought, I’ve decided that I would write on Taoism…

https://www.thetetraktys.com/2018/taoism-in-a-nutshell-how-to-follow-the-tao/

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MNN: ‘Rip Van Winkle’ plants can hide underground for 20 years

Rip Van Winkle, the titular ne’er-do-well of Washington Irving’s 1819 short story, famously spent 20 years napping in a forest. This lengthy slumber, apparently triggered by ghost liquor, caused Van Winkle to sleep through the American Revolutionary War.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/wilderness-resources/blogs/rip-van-winkle-plants-can-hide-underground-20-years

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EarthSky News: Tonight  Moon and Jupiter meet in Libra

Full moon was last night, but tonight’s moon is even closer to Jupiter. Also, Jupiter can guide you to Zubenelgenubi and Zubeneschamali, pronounced liked Obi-Wan Kenobi of Star Wars. They are Libra’s 2 brightest stars.

http://earthsky.org/tonight/moon-jupiter-to-convene-in-libra

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Inner Journey: Accepting Reality

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

I can suck myself down into a deep, black hole when I focus on what I think I SHOULD be… more loving, sexy, productive, whatever. Thinking I should be something else means I’m not good enough now. This is poverty thinking and a guaranteed way to be miserable.

I can let go of this suffering by accepting WHAT IS. I can say, “This is how I am right now and that’s okay.”

When I first tried this, I could say it but not believe it. Then I began to experience the freedom this perspective brings – just by changing my mind! Now I’m beginning to believe it. What a gift!

“When we stop opposing reality, action becomes simple, fluid, kind, and fearless.”
— Byron Katie

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A Note from the Universe

Do you know what they all have in common?

You know, the billions and billions who came before you, who used to live in the jungles of time and space.

Their adventure is over.

You know what else?

Given another chance, they’d take more risks. Not because they’d always succeed, but because from where they are now, the glory of knowing they at least tried far exceeds any regrets of never knowing what might have been.

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Spicy Bean Sprout Salad

This is a great side dish, goes well with rice dishes, soup, and especially fish in my opinion.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Spicy-Bean-Sprout-Salad.html

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

Intentions: Psychic Sensitivity, Women’s Mysteries, Tides, Waters, Emotional Issues, Agriculture, Animals, Female Fertility, Messages, Theft, Reconcilliations, Voyages, Dreams, Medicine, Visions and Merchandise

Incense: African Violet, Honeysuckle, Myrtle, Willow, Wormwood
Planet: Moon
Sign: Cancer
Angel: Gabriel
Colors: Silver, White and Gray
Herbs/Plants: Night Flowers, Willow Root, Orris Root, Birch, Motherwort, Vervain, White Rose and White Iris
Stones: Carnelian, Moonstone, Aquamarine, Pearl, Clear Quartz, Flourite, Geodes
Oil: (Moon) Jasmine, Lemon, Sandalwood

Goddesses: Luna, Selene, Diana, Re, Gaeleach, Ida, Artemis [Whom The Greeks Associated With Bast], The Witches, Yemaya, Erzulie, Bast

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Daily Wisdom
April 30, 2018

Friendship

“Those friends thou hast, and their adoptions tried,
Grapple them to thy soul with hoops of steel.” -Shakespeare

One of the greatest gifts we are given in this lifetime is the gift of friendship. Our friends are our treasures! We learn so much from each other. Think about the first friend you ever had. Remember the joy you felt just hanging out and playing together? Chances are that the friends we had in childhood are different than the friends we have today. People change and grow and move away and go on to lead separate lives. But we remember those friends, and they remember us! We learned from them then, and are where we are now in part because of those friendships.

-Lissa Coffey

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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 the Store

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


					

Cat’s Morning Bits for April 16, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for April 16, 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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Words are good but hens lay eggs.
-proverb

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Beliefnet: Peace of Mind Becoming Fully Present

. If you have an unpleasant feeling, a feeling of sadness, fear, worry, or despair, you may think you don’t have the capacity to return home to be in touch with that emotion, to manage and embrace it. You want to run away from it and you have many ways to run away, like magazines, books, music, food, the Internet, or busily strategizing so you won’t be in touch with your body and mind. Mind and body are alienated from each other, and this makes us sick

Read more………………

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Spiritual Unite: Shift In Consciousness: The Path To A Higher Consciousness

Are you experiencing a marked shift in consciousness? If so, you might be taking your first step towards a new dawn in your life. Spiritual evolution is similar to shedding an old body to make way for a newer refined one. A highly spiritual being sees the world through an entirely different lens. They break free from the societal templates

Read more…………….

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A Bountiful Moment

Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. And Today? Today is a gift. That’s why we call it the present. ~Babatunde Olatunji

Daily Thought: Today is a great day! Don’t miss it by ruminating over what has already passed. Don’t let it go by with your focus on what is going to happen tomorrow. Stay present in the moments of the day to experience fully all the beauty and joy it will bring.

Daily Practice: Focus on your day today by staying present and experiencing all the good, fun, and joy that occurs. Listen to the sounds, smell the aromas, feel the temperature, see the people, and experience the emotion of every second of happiness.

Have a Great Day and Believe in Yourself!

Dr. Juliann (my child therapist.com)

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EarthSky News: Tonight … Will you see the young moon?
It’s a wonderful evening for young moon hunting from North America or a Pacific island. The moon will be west after sunset, below brilliant Venus. Other parts of the world … Tuesday evening will offer an even more spectacular view.

Read more…………
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Patheos-Pagan: When Force Is On The Dot

Many see the card of Force as a representation of strength. In invented stories about this card, the woman with the lion is an archetype of power; not social power, as we reserve that for the Emperor, but power that has to do with character and moral spine.

Fair enough.

Read more………………….

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Inner Journey: Free to choose

“Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.”
— Sigmund Freud

In his book Nobody�s Victim, Christopher J. McCullough explains, “In order to live your freedom, you must first accept reality. ‘These are the choices, and given those choices, which do I choose?’ Whether the option you select is pleasant or painful does not alter the fact that, given reality, this is your preference.

“To live your freedom, it is helpful to stop and ask yourself, ‘Why am I doing this?’ and then notice whether, given the options, you are choosing what you really want, or whether you want to choose something else…. Sometimes the exercise of freedom involves naming your poison — all choices may lead to outcomes that are in some way painful. But the real pain is that of feeling powerless — denying your freedom.”

“Freedom is man’s capacity to take a hand in his own development. It is our capacity to mold ourselves.”
— Dr. Rollo May

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A Note from the Universe

Your very thoughts are the key. You can do it. Whatever you want, you can have it. Just think it, feel it, and vaguely move towards it. And with persistence, tipping points will be reached, critical mass formed, and the most outlandish serendipities arranged.

The world you now live in was created this very way, and through “thinking” you perpetuate the celebration. You are a nonstop creating machine; a manifesting maestro. You are pure “cause.”

And for now, it’s still virtually a secret: Your very thoughts are the key.

Infinite love,

The Universe
tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Cucumber Mint Raisin Yogurt Salad

We eat this yogurt salad on the side of most of our Mediterranean and Middle Eastern dishes, especially ones that include meat or rice. It’s really refreshing and is great as a palate cleanser. It’s really easy to throw together and has fantastic textures.   https://www.thriftyfun.com/Cucumber-Mint-Raisin-Yogurt-Salad.html

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

Intentions: Psychic Sensitivity, Women’s Mysteries, Tides, Waters, Emotional Issues, Agriculture, Animals, Female Fertility, Messages, Theft, Reconciliations, Voyages, Dreams, Medicine, Visions and Merchandise

Incense: African Violet, Honeysuckle, Myrtle, Willow, Wormwood
Planet: Moon
Sign: Cancer
Angel: Gabriel
Colors: Silver, White and Gray
Herbs/Plants: Night Flowers, Willow Root, Orris Root, Birch, Motherwort, Vervain, White Rose and White Iris
Stones: Carnelian, Moonstone, Aquamarine, Pearl, Clear Quartz, Flourite, Geodes
Oil: (Moon) Jasmine, Lemon, Sandalwood

Goddesses: Luna, Selene, Diana, Re, Gaeleach, Ida, Artemis [Whom The Greeks Associated With Bast], The Witches, Yemaya, Erzulie, Bast

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Daily Wisdom
April 16, 2018

Perception

“Life does not consist mainly, or even largely, of facts and happenings. It consists mainly of the storm of thoughts that are forever blowing through one’s mind.” ~-Mark Twain

Isn’t it amazing how we can each see the same thing in an entirely different way? It’s because of our perceptions. Our past experiences help us to formulate some kind of definition to our current experiences. Yet we can change the way we look at things. We can choose a different perspective, see things from someone else’s point of view, or from a higher vantage point. And when we broaden our scope and look at the “big picture” then we can see more clearly what is real.

-Lissa Coffey

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MBG: Think Small Changes Won’t Help? Here Are 4 That Will Transform Your Mental Health

We’re all familiar with the goals so many of us set to support and improve our physical health, like going to the gym or trying an elimination diet. But what we often fail to address in our quest for improved wellness is our mental and emotional health. Sure, the benefits of addressing our physical wellness may very well spill over into our emotional sphere, but isn’t our mental health important enough to focus on in and of itself?

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/

Cat’s Morning Bits for April 2, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for April 2, 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 wild and windy March once more
Has shut his gates of sleet,
And given us back the April-time,
So fickle and so sweet.
-Alice Cary (1820-71)

almanac.com

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Did You Know?

The word “season” is from the Latin sationem meaning “sowing” or “seed time.”

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Beliefnet: Just For Today

Live these 10 principles each and every day. None of the resolutions are hard to do when you remind yourself daily with this uplifting meditation, “Just for Today” originally published by Frank Crane. Read more………………….

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mindbodygreen: The Spiritual Benefit Of Travel & How To Find It Without Leaving Home

When you ask people why they travel, the responses are usually quite similar: a desire for adventure, a chance to experience new places and cultures, a breakaway from the routine. But sometimes you hear an answer that goes deeper than that one that highlights another, more profound aspect of traveling that not everyone is talking about: the fact that travel is a profoundly spiritual experience.

Read more……………….

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Spirit Library: When you don’t feel so positive…

While we always encourage positive thinking and ask you to focus on what you wish to create in your life, we know that there are times when you feel lost in a dark emotional storm.

While we always encourage positive thinking and ask you to focus on what you wish to create in your life, we know that there are times when you feel lost in a dark emotional storm. There are times when you are overcome with grief, times when anger from the past comes uncorked, and times when you feel possessed by jealousy, insecurity, or doubt.

Read more………..

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EarthSky News: April guide to the bright planets

April finds Venus blazing away in the west at evening twilight, and Jupiter rising at mid-to-late evening. After the Mars and Saturn conjunction on April 2, the pair remain in the same binocular field for about a week.

Read more…………

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Patheos-Pagan: Healing the Witch’s Heart

Break-up’s are a common human experience and they completely suck. Whatever the specific circumstances are, going through the loss of a relationship is a grieving process. And just like the grieving process we experience after the death of a loved one, we go through stages of denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. We vacillate through these stages while we adapt to our new lives without our partner(s
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Inner Journey: To Support Or Not

It is not helpful to help a friend by putting coins in his pockets when he has got holes in his pockets.”
— Douglas Hurd

Are you struggling financially because you are helping another adult who is being irresponsible around money?

Without intending to do so, we can keep people dependent when we are willing to financially rescue them. Enablers typically feel it’s their duty to help out. They may see giving money as an expression of love. Unfortunately, they may lose their own financial security as a result.

As hard as it may be to do, the solution may lie in forcing the dependent to find his or her own way financially. In this case, it’s not selfish to not lend a hand — it actually serves the highest interests of all. Learning personal responsibility can be a tough road but it’s a necessary one for empowerment.

“Few things help an individual more than to place responsibility upon them and to let them know that you trust them.”
— Booker T. Washington

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Sometimes one of the most helpful things you can do for another is to let them learn stuff for themselves, at their own pace.

It’s also one of the most helpful things you can do for yourself.

Empower, celebrate, and free them all –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Sweet Potato Corn Muffins

This is a healthy, high-fiber, low-sugar muffin. I substituted Truvia blend for the sugar.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Sweet-Potato-Corn-Muffins.html

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

Intentions: Psychic Sensitivity, Women’s Mysteries, Tides, Waters, Emotional Issues, Agriculture, Animals, Female Fertility, Messages, Theft, Reconcilliations, Voyages, Dreams, Medicine, Visions and Merchandise

Incense: African Violet, Honeysuckle, Myrtle, Willow, Wormwood
Planet: Moon
Sign: Cancer
Angel: Gabriel
Colors: Silver, White and Gray
Herbs/Plants: Night Flowers, Willow Root, Orris Root, Birch, Motherwort, Vervain, White Rose and White Iris
Stones: Carnelian, Moonstone, Aquamarine, Pearl, Clear Quartz, Flourite, Geodes
Oil: (Moon) Jasmine, Lemon, Sandalwood

Goddesses: Luna, Selene, Diana, Re, Gaeleach, Ida, Artemis [Whom The Greeks Associated With Bast], The Witches, Yemaya, Erzulie, Bast

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Daily Wisdom
April 2, 2018

Peace

“Love is not a doctrine. Peace is not an international agreement. Love and Peace are beings who live as possibilities in us.” ~Mary Caroline Richards, (Centering, 1964)

This time of year, and particularly this year, I find myself thinking more about peace, and about peace on earth. If we are correct, and it all begins with each of us, then it is more important than ever to find peace within ourselves. We all know how to find that peace through our spiritual practices. So, practice, practice, practice! And then bring that beautiful peace out into the world where it is so needed.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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MNN: These sweet dogs are full of life lessons

Vegemite is a 7-year-old Japanese Chin and Pekingese mix who lost his eye when he was attacked by another dog. He had emergency surgery, but his eye couldn’t be saved.

The loss didn’t do anything to damper the pup’s upbeat personality, says photographer Alex Cearns, who was so enamored with Vegemite, above, she made him the cover boy of her book, “Perfect Imperfection.”

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!

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Cat’s Morning Bits for March 26, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for March 26, 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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Don’t say that spring has come until you can put your foot on nine daisies.

-unknown

almanac.com

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Mind Body Green: How Being Present In Your Grief Can Help You Move Beyond It

The fabric of humanity is made of many threads of emotional experience. One of those is grief. None of us are exempt from the grips of grief, and at some point on the journey of life, we’ll be faced with the death of a dear friend, parent, pet, spouse, or child. And actually, it’s this shared sense of grief that exists as the common denominator between human hearts. Grief penetrates the depths of our hearts, sinking into the recesses of our inner life. The path of mindfulness offers us a powerful way to turn toward our darkness to reignite our light for living.

 

Read more……………….

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Beliefnet: 5 Ways to Remind Yourself to be Grateful Every Day

Cultivating a grateful mindset has been shown to have many benefits including lower stress levels, lower blood pressure, better sleep, lower likelihood of depression and a lower likelihood of contracting illnesses. Teaching yourself to have a thankful mindset, however, can seem like a daunting challenge. After all, there is no way it can be easy to change the way you look at the world, right?

Read more……………

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OM Times: Herbs for Sacred Cleansing and Clearing

Traditionally, herbs have been used for cleansing for centuries. These herbs can be utilized when dry, for creating a sense of purity, renewal and divine clearing!

Simply light a bit of one of these herbs and waft the smoke around an area you wish to clear of unwanted scents, negative energy or to simply start a new day with.

Read more……………..

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EarthSky News: Tonight Moon and faint Cancer

The constellation Cancer the Crab is the faintest constellation of the zodiac. Yet tonight’s bright moon can help you find it.

http://earthsky.org/tonight/moon-and-cancer

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Patheos-Pagan: Building a Home Shrine

I spent the weekend building a home shrine. All this time and I’ve never really had one, at least not intentionally. There are plenty of sacred spaces in the house, don’t get me wrong. I have special tabletops and shelves that tend to accumulate meaningful objects, and I have a working altar in my bedroom. Our coven’s altar is erected fresh every time we have circle. I also maintain an altar to Freya, so it’s not that I’m necessarily lacking in sacred space.

Read more at Read more……………….

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Inner Journey: Imagine Your ideal Future

“Your imagination is your preview to life’s coming attractions.”
— Albert Einstein

If you were to create an ideal future for yourself, what would it be like?

All things that now exist in form were once simply ideas in consciousness. We each hold the power to manifest different circumstances for our lives. If we wish to manifest a new reality for ourselves, we need to consistently focus our imagination on the ideals we seek to realize.

Remember to explore your ideal in terms of qualities, not people or things. What qualities do you most want in life? Freedom? Respect? Playfulness? Abundance? Whatever qualities you seek, imagine experiencing them now and be open to new ways to discover those qualities appearing in your life.

“Change is created by those whose imaginations are bigger than their circumstances”
— Unknown source

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

When you don’t know what to do next sometimes it’s because you’ve already done more than you give yourself credit for.

Hey, you don’t want to make that mistake again, huh?

You rock,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Chickpea, Sprout and Cucumber Salad

Here’s an easy way to get some healthy foods in you! It involves sprouting which can be fun.

Read more………….

thriftyfun.com

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

Intentions: Psychic Sensitivity, Women’s Mysteries, Tides, Waters, Emotional Issues, Agriculture, Animals, Female Fertility, Messages, Theft, Reconcilliations, Voyages, Dreams, Medicine, Visions and Merchandise

Incense: African Violet, Honeysuckle, Myrtle, Willow, Wormwood
Planet: Moon
Sign: Cancer
Angel: Gabriel
Colors: Silver, White and Gray
Herbs/Plants: Night Flowers, Willow Root, Orris Root, Birch, Motherwort, Vervain, White Rose and White Iris
Stones: Carnelian, Moonstone, Aquamarine, Pearl, Clear Quartz, Flourite, Geodes
Oil: (Moon) Jasmine, Lemon, Sandalwood

Goddesses: Luna, Selene, Diana, Re, Gaeleach, Ida, Artemis [Whom The Greeks Associated With Bast], The Witches, Yemaya, Erzulie, Bast

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Pioneer Thinking: Natural Easter Egg Dyes

There are so many possibilities in your kitchen to access natural colors for Easter Eggs. Spices, fruits, tea bags, coffee, frozen vegetables, and onions are all things you can use to naturally color your eggs. Clean coffee filters will hold the colored eggs until they are dry. Try the following recipes to create different colors.

https://pioneerthinking.com/natural-easter-egg-dyes

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MNN: Why ‘lazy’ lawn mowers are heroes for bees

There’s no shame in an unmowed lawn. Not only can wild yards and gardens look better than commonly believed, but cutting back on cutting grass can save significant time, energy and money. According to a new study, it could even help save bees.

Led by ecologist Susannah Lerman at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the U.S. Forest Service, the study examined how homeowners can boost bee habitat with their lawn-care habits. Mowing every other week seems to be the sweet spot.

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/


					
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