Cat’s Morning Bits for July 16, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for July 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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Black bees on the clover-heads drowsily clinging,
Where tall, feathered grasses and buttercups sway,
And all through the fields a white sprinkle of daisies,
Open-eyed at the setting of day.
-Abba Gould Woolson (1838-1921)

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Tetraktys: All About Tarot Magick : 10 Ways to Use Tarot in Witchcraft

Hello witches! Since I decided to launch my own Tarot reading business, my enthusiasm for Tarot (and all types of cards, really!) has been growing and growing. Lately, I experimented a lot with tarot cards, and I discovered that their power reaches way beyond divination. Today I will teach you ten ways to use the Tarot as a magickal tool to empower your life.

https://www.thetetraktys.com/2018/tarot-magick-10-ways-tarot-witchcraft/

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MBG: 5 Ways To Find A Sense Of Spirituality Without Religion 

Gather a room full of 1,000 people and ask what spirituality means to them—let alone spirituality that isn’t pegged to a certain religion—and you might get 1,000 different answers.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/spirituality-without-religion

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The Wild Hunt: Pagan Music Awards near fan voting deadline

WEST PLAINS, Mo. — Fans of Pagan music have until Aug. 1 to vote for the second annual Pagan Music Awards, which will be presented Sept. 14-15 in Nashville, Tenn. The awards are presented by the International Pagan Music Association. Fans can vote for best male artist, best female artist and best group on the….

https://wildhunt.org/2018/07/pagan-music-awards-near-fan-voting-deadline.html

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Elephant Journal: Pema Chodron: a Buddhist teaching on Loneliness, Rejection & a Broken Heart 

The greatest lover of your life is your heart, which we all share. Make friends with it! I highly personally recommend a spot of Pema Chodron for a broken heart.

Read more……………….

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MNN: See Egypt’s most beautiful tomb come to life 

With only a limited number of paying tourists allowed to walk its subterranean chambers each year, the gorgeously decorated Egyptian tomb of Queen Nefertari has for decades remained an elusive historical gem for curious eyes. Thanks to the immersive technology of virtual reality, however, the tomb and all its secrets can now be viewed from the comfort of home

https://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/blogs/ancient-egypts-most-beautiful-tomb-comes-vr

 

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EarthSky News: See the constellation Scutum the Shield 

Tonight, look for one of the most beautiful celestial sights visible at this time of year. Look in a dark country sky, far away from the the glare of city lights. You’ll find a hazy pathway stretched across the sky. This band is the starlit trail of our own Milky Way galaxy

http://earthsky.org/tonight/constellation-named-for-a-polish-king-2

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Patheos-Pagan: Meditation – Something To Think About

Being able to meditate in solitude is fine. Being able to meditate in a crowd is bliss. One of the fundamental practices which constitutes a foundation of any successful magician’s toolkit is meditation. In his seminal work, Sorcerer’s Secrets…

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/bythepalemoonlight/2018/07/meditation-something-to-think-about/

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Inner Journey

THE CHALLENGE OF RELATIONSHIPS

“It doesn’t much signify whom one marries, for one is sure to find out the next morning that it was someone else.”
— Samuel Rogers

Despite our passion for romantic love, relationships are not the easiest way to find love and peace. They are, however, one of the most effective for finding our blocks.

Relationships naturally bring out into full view our desires, attachments and unconscious programs – our likes, dislikes, belief systems, judgments, compulsions, conformities, etc. Relationships challenge us because they take us deep into thoughts, feelings and experiences we have suppressed for a lifetime. That’s why they provide the very best arena for personal growth!

“Human relationships are the perfect tool for sanding away our rough edges and getting at the core of divinity within us.”
— Eknath Easwaran

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Do you know what the one question is that we hear the most from those who’ve made big dreams come true? You know, once the floodgates burst open, torrents are unleashed, and they’re swimming in laughter, friendships, and dinero? In the very same moments that it seems the entire world is beating a path to their door with more love, appreciation, and opportunities than they’ve ever known?

“What on earth did I ever do to deserve so much?”

And we’re usually, like, “Dude, you visualized.”

Beginners.

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Chicken Spinach Feta Pizza 

I created this pizza loosely based on a chicken pizza I had at a restaurant. I love all the vegetables and flavors in it. The amounts can be adjusted to your preference. This is a fork and knife style pizza.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Chicken-Spinach-Feta-Pizza.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
July 2018

Enthusiasm

“Nothing is so contagious as enthusiasm; it moves stones, it charms brutes. Enthusiasm is the genius of sincerity, and truth accomplishes no victories without it.”

-Edward Bulwer-Lytton

Enthusiasm is really spirit bubbling through us, that’s why it’s so contagious! It is attractive, magnetic even – people around can’t help but get a lift from all that positive energy emanating forth. Enthusiasm feels good. It is real, and natural, and life affirming.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: How to Grow Your Angel Wings 

Angel wings develop as you continue along your spiritual journey. They do not, of course, appear physically, but you may sense them with your physical body. A warm, tingling sensation may develop along the upper part of your spine or you may feel the energy that will become your wings gathering behind you.
Read more at http://www.beliefnet.com/inspiration/angels/how-to-grow-your-angel-wings.aspx#C4QJ1ddeUTVoMkyP.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 July 9, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for July 9, 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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Hot July brings cooling showers,
Apricots and gillyflowers.
-Sara Coleridge (1802-52)

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Spiritual Unite: How to Use Amethyst for a Stress-Free Life

Amethyst is one of the easiest and most natural solutions for stress. It doesn’t have any negative side effects and can be readily available when we need it. 3 Ways Amethyst Helps Reduce Stress It Provides Emotional Balance Amethyst helps neutralize emotions, so that we can handle stressful situations with more ease.

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/how-to-use-amethyst-for-a-stress-free-life/

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MBG: How To Help Save The World With Your Next Cup Of Coffee

In America, it feels like there are coffee shops on every city corner, and for good reason: Each morning over 200 million people in the United States wake up and drink a cup of coffee, with the average American enjoying not one but three cups of joe a day and spending more than $1,000 on them every year.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/eco-friendly-coffee-buying-tips

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Daily Good: Pearl Fryer’s Unusual Legacy

Just a mile from Interstate 20 near the heart of South Carolina there is a living topiary art sculpture garden created by Pearl Fryar. The topiary that resides here along with Fryer and his family is extraordinary and still challenges the minds of horticulture experts who claim that these plants aren’t supposed to be able to look like they do.

The mission of the Pearl Fryar Topiary Garden, Inc. is to “support and preserve the artistic and horticultural legacy of Pearl Fryar, to encourage public appreciation of the garden, and to provide opportunities for artistic and educational enrichment and enjoyment.”

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2033/pearl-fryer-s-unusual-legacy-teri-leigh-teed/

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Elephant Journal: A Gentle Reminder for the Sensitive Souls who feel lost in Today’s World.

We can be wise and unsure.
We can be messy and hopeful.

We can be kind and angry, aware and unsure, depleted and determined.
With tattered edges and the bare, aching soles of our well-traveled feet, we can walk through fire on hot, shattered glass.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/07/a-gentle-reminder-for-the-sensitive-souls-who-feel-lost-in-todays-world/

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MNN: Birth of sun bear cub is a first for the U.K.

Two sun bears once snatched by poachers in Cambodia just had their first cub at the Chester Zoo. It’s the first sun bear born in the United Kingdom.

The cub’s parents — mother Milli and father Toni — were taken from the wild when they were young by illegal wildlife traders who killed their mothers and kept them as pets.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/rare-sun-bear-born-uk-zoo

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EarthSky News: Venus and Regulus conjunction on July 9

Tonight – July 9, 2018 – view the dazzling planet Venus in conjunction with Regulus, the brightest star in the constellation Leo the Lion. As seen from around the world, just look westward at dusk. You can’t miss Venus, the third-brightest celestial body to light up the sky after the sun and moon

http://earthsky.org/tonight/venus-regulus-conjunction-on-july-9

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Pioneer Thinking: How to Create a Fragrant Herbal Lawn

If you are familiar with the scent of thyme, I am sure you can imagine what it must have been like on a summer evening to be sitting on a lawn of thyme, soaking up the evening sun and absorbing that wonderful characteristic herbal aroma. Well, why just imagine it? Its not a major project to plant your own thyme lawn, and once it’s done you’ll never tire of the pleasure it will give you during the summer months.

https://pioneerthinking.com/how-to-create-a-fragrant-herbal-lawn

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Inner Journey:  

WHAT IS YOUR BODY TELLING YOU?

“There are times when we may fool ourselves. There are times when we can fool others. But we can never fool our body. It is the most sensitive barometer of our inner world.”
— Sherrill Sellman

“Instead of frittering away your vibrancy with worry or distraction, realize your mind and body are inextricably united. What calms and tones up one, soothes and improves the other.”
— Marsha Sinetar

“When you are saying that you are happy and you are not, there will be a disturbance in your breathing. Your breathing cannot be natural. It is impossible.”
— Osho

“Your body is the ground and metaphor of your life, the expression of your existence. It is your Bible, your encyclopedia, your life story. Everything that happens to you is stored and reflected in your body. In the marriage of flesh and spirit divorce is impossible.”
— Gabrielle Roth

“If you don’t take care of your body, where will you live?”
— Unknown source

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Anything worth having is worth thinking about, every day, for 5 minutes, in a dark room, wearing a really huge smile.

Bunny slippers optional.

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Shrimp Spring Rolls

This is a quick and easy Americanized twist on shrimp spring rolls that are perfect for a light snack, lunch or as an appetizers. In lieu of shrimp, another quick alternative that I have used was sausage!

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Shrimp-Spring-Rolls.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
July 9, 2018

Music

“Music has charms to soothe a savage breast,
To soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.” -William Congreve (1670-1729)

No, that’s not a typo. We’ve all heard it as “savage beast” but it really was said “savage breast.” And I think it is more effective that way. A savage breast says to me, “an angry heart,” and I can see that as being hard and cold. There is a lot of power there, but Congreve uses the word “charms” instead. Interesting… the power of music comes not from sheer strength but from its charms, from its subtle, gentle effect on our soul.”

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 6 Practices That Will Radically Transform Your Life
Personal transformation may seem hard, but these simple tricks will help.
Read more……………

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com

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


					

Cat’s Morning Bits for July 2, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for July 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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Raised are the dripping oars,
Silent the boat! the lake,
Lovely and soft as a dream,
Swims in the sheen of the moon.
-Matthew Arnold (1822-88)

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Spiritual Unite: Understanding The Turquoise Aura | 5 Insights

The turquoise aura is deep and connected to the immune system. Many people consider it as the hue of blue and take it as the blue aura, but it is entirely different than blue. In simple words, people having a turquoise aura are innate healers who want to help others.

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/turquoise-aura-meaning/

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MBG: Did You Know You Can Easily Make Your Own Apple Cider Vinegar? 

We’re very into apple cider vinegar around here, whether we’re using it to reset our guts, as a detox shot, or to detoxify our homes. While you likely know to look for an apple cider vinegar with the mother for potent therapeutic benefits, you might not know just how easy it is to make your own apple cider vinegar at home

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/apple-cider-vinegar-recipe

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The Daily Good:  The Spiritual Diplomat

Having witnessed the ravages of war in the 1940s, James George determined as a young man to be a peacemaker and harmonizer in the world by working as a diplomat for Canada for 30 years. Ultimately, George realized that only an inner spiritual practice could generate the peace he wished to carry into the world. He applied his spiritual practice by being aware of what is happening moment to moment in himself and around him. He made himself available to the life that was given to him and tried to help people living in various countries to find inner peace as a means of achieving outer peace.

http://www.karmatube.org/videos.php?id=7543

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Elephant Journal: Choose the Crystal that Speaks to you & Discover its Meaning.

I was skeptical about crystals and gemstones too, at first.
As a Registered Nurse, I was trained in a conventional, scientific way—in nursing everything is based on scientific proof and evidence based practice.
So I really questioned anything that didn’t fit into this western scientific framework…until I started to learn about energy.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/06/choose-the-crystal-that-speaks-to-you-discover-its-meaning-partner/

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MNN:  How to hang a birdhouse without harming a tree

Birdhouses make lovely additions to a yard or garden. They can be aesthetically pleasing and, depending on the type and placement of the birdhouse, can attract a variety of different birds. While the primary consideration when putting up a birdhouse is the birds, there are a few other organisms you should consider, too.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/how-hang-birdhouse-without-harming-tree

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EarthSky News: Find Mercury, below Venus, after sunset

In the first few weeks of July 2018, Mercury continues its fine showing in the west after sunset. You’ll find Mercury – the innermost planet of our solar system – beneath Venus, the third-brightest celestial object to light up the sky after the sun and moon. Look westward, in the general direction of sunset, as soon as the sky begins to darken.

http://earthsky.org/tonight/seek-for-mercury-below-venus-after-sunset

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Patheos-Pagan: Responsible tourism for witches and pagans, part 1

Respecting Sacred Spaces
In my years of traveling and working as a crew leader for a conservation corps I’ve learned how to be a responsible tourist and pass through sacred places, forests, fields, and castles as if I was never there. While pagans, witches, and other magical folk tend to also be lovers of nature, it doesn’t necessarily mean that we all carry out our higher, and reverent, intentions in all of our actions

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/thewanderingwitch/2018/06/responsible-tourism-for-witches-and-pagans/

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Inner Journey: 

LEARN TO BE AWARE

“You can live a lifetime and, at the end of it, know more about other people than you know about yourself.”
— Beryl Markham

Who am I? To answer this, we must first learn to become more aware of ourselves. To be aware, we must STOP and PAY ATTENTION! We need to STOP and objectively watch ourselves in action.

We live most of our lives by habit. These habits keep us stuck in patterns that limit our experience of life. Once we detect a pattern we were previously unconscious of, we can choose differently, if we want. With awareness comes choice and with choice, we gain freedom.

“To be authentic is literally to be your own author…, to discover your own native energies and desires, and then to find your own way of acting on them.”
— Warren G. Bennis

“Self-knowledge is the great power by which we comprehend and control our lives.”
— Vernon Howard

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Would you ever take a journey if you knew ahead of time that you’d become hopelessly lost, have your heart broken into pieces, and sometimes wish you’d never been born?

Now, how about if you knew ahead of time that on that very same journey you’d later find yourself, fall passionately in love, and live happily ever after?

Yeah, I know, you made the same choice a long, long time ago.

Que bueno,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Easy Bagels 

I gave up bagels a long time ago because of the high calories and carbs. These bagels are so much lower that I can enjoy them for breakfast again. They are not difficult to make. You can vary the flour, and even make it gluten-free. Wait until they are cool to slice. They can be toasted. You can also vary the toppings. I used truffle salt and toasted sesame seeds this time. I will try cinnamon raisin next time.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Easy-Bagels.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
July 2,2018

Simplicity

“In character, in manners, in style, in all things, the supreme excellence is simplicity.” -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882)

Have you noticed that there is a whole industry out there now all about simplicity? There are books and organizers and coaches and magazines all geared towards making our lives more simple. How did this happen? How did our lives get so complex and confused that we forgot how to be simple? It’s crazy that we’ve now created more “stuff” to get ourselves back to basics – it’s kind of defeating the whole purpose. Let’s just make it simple today: Less “stuff,” more love!

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: Always in a Rush? 8 Tips to Slow Down

Do you feel rushed and stressed throughout your day? Do you feel exhausted when you finally sit down to relax? You are not alone. Forty-four percent of Americans feel more stress than they did five years ago.
Read more at http://www.beliefnet.com/wellness/galleries/always-in-a-rush-8-tips-to-slow-down.aspx#IIR0rWAEeYbS9ezA.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 June 25, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for June 25, 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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Oh, the summer night
Has a smile of light,
And she sits on a sapphire throne.
-Barry Cornwall (1787-1874)

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Spiritual Unite: Cord Cutting Spiritual Meaning And Guide

We collect many soul connections during our lifetime, and sometimes (for whatever reason) we need to sever one or more of those connections. This is what we mean when we talk about cutting the cord in a spiritual sense. But what exactly does this entail, and what are the effects?

http://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/cord-cutting-spiritual-meaning-and-guide/

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MBG: Aura Readings: What They Mean & Where To Get One

Your aura is the distinctive energy that surrounds you. And we all have one! Each of us is made up of energy that lets off a vibration that can be both felt and seen. It’s how you can instinctively know if something negative has gone down in a room as soon as you walk in or feel people creeping up behind you.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/aura-readings-101

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The Tetraktys: How to Let Go of Things You Can’t Control and Enjoy Yourself

Recently, I’ve been writing a lot about anxiety. There’s a reason for it: it seems to be the leading cause of disability among my peers. The key to fighting anxiety is what the title suggests: letting go of things you can’t control. Sadly, it’s often easier said than done, so that’s why I will try to give a few hints on what you can do to be able to let go more easily so that anxiety stops being an impediment to your life.

https://www.thetetraktys.com/2018/how-to-let-go-of-things-you-cant-control-and-enjoy-yourself/

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Elephant Journal: How to Harness Mindfulness for our Best Full Moon Yet.

Even in the spiritual and new age realms, we are not immune to the feeling of fear or of losing control; unfortunately, for some, the full moon can be filled with worry of both of these things.
We are creatures that can easily be swayed by others opinions

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/06/how-to-harness-mindfulness-for-our-best-full-moon-yet/

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MNN: Beauty of the Milky Way captured in a crystal ball

The magical properties ascribed crystal balls may be nothing more than the stuff of legend, but we’re going to go ahead and call astronomer Juan Carlos Muñoz-Mateos a wizard anyways.

A self-described photo ambassador and operations staff astronomer at the European Southern Observatory in Santiago, Chile, Muñoz-Mateos recently captured one of the more unique views of our own Milky Way. As he described in a recent Instagram post, it all started with a trip to the local flea market

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/space/blogs/beauty-milky-way-captured-crystal-ball

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EarthSky News: Latest sunsets follow summer solstice

For people living around 40 degrees north latitude, the latest sunset of the year will happen in another day or two, on or around June 27. And in the Southern Hemisphere, at 40 degrees south latitude, it’s the year’s latest sunrise that’ll happen around then.

http://earthsky.org/tonight/at-midnorthern-latitudes-latest-sunsets-of-the-year-in-late-june

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Patheos-Pagan: Magic on the Pacolet

At a time in human history when dystopian movies and literature and news reports of global warming’s dire consequences breed like mosquitos in an algae-encrusted pond, it’s good to know there is a place called Pearson’s Falls.
That’s why I included poems celebrating nature, such as “Summer Solstice Tree,” in my cautionary, eco-feminist, book, Gaia’s Cry

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/naturessacredjourney/2018/06/magic-pacolet/

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Inner Journey:

A NEW LOOK AT PROBLEMS

“The problem is not that there are problems. The problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem.”
— Theodore Rubin

Our lives really begin to change when we learn to shift our perspective on ‘problems.’

From a spiritual perspective, problems offer our best path to growth. Like it or not, pain gets our attention. Discomfort also challenges the ego’s perception that it is in complete control of life. This opens the door for soul’s guidance.

If we want to be rid of the problem, we need to shift from denial and resistance to accept that this situation is present. We need to be willing to truly feel our experience to allow the energy of emotions to move through.

Finally, we need to explore what belief is giving rise to our distress. When we realize the belief is faulty, our shift in perspective resolves the problem. The solution always lies within us.

“No one can go back and make a brand new start. Anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.”
— Source Unknown

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Every desired change must happen in thought first. This, of course, is the “hook” to living in time and space

Anyone can think happy thoughts when they’re happy, wealthy thoughts when they’re wealthy, healthy thoughts when they’re healthy. It takes someone highly unusual to imagine things differently than how they now see them; not that it’s hard to do, but it can seem so pointless and ineffective that most won’t ever bother.

You crafted the stage you’re now on so that you’d be pushed on to discovering your power, with dreams worth pursuing and the passion to care. Ultimately learning that success comes fastest when you see through life’s illusions, to that which gives them rise: your thoughts, beliefs, and expectations.

This is what you most need to know. There haven’t been any accidents, you haven’t made any mistakes, and the perfection of everything now happening in the world and in your life, will one day boggle your mind.

Close your eyes and visualize, every single day –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Cilantro Avocado Yogurt Dressing

This is a delicious and zesty dressing made from a handful of ingredients in just a few minutes. It makes a great dressing for a salad, a drizzle on tacos, or a dip for veggies and chips. I made this one pretty garlicky. To tone it down, use just one clove of garlic.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Cilantro-Avocado-Yogurt-Dressing.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 25,2018

Thoughts

“The game of life is the game of boomerangs. Our thoughts, deeds and words return to us sooner or later, with astounding accuracy.” -Florence Scovel Shinn

We’ve heard it time and time again, in a million different ways: we reap what we sow. When we plant apple seeds, we get apples. When we plant broccoli seeds, we get broccoli. It’s the law of nature and we all understand it! Now we need to take it to the level where we understand that when we plant seeds of encouragement, that’s what we receive in return. When we spread happiness, we get happiness back. When we give love, we get love. There’s no mystery to it, that’s just the way it is!

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 7 Reasons Smiling is Beneficial

Meow, hiss and back off! Does this sound like you beyond the typical morning and well after the alarm goes off? Well, you little old grumpy pants, you better start changing that terrible disposition by smiling. Yes, even if it is forced.
Read more at http://www.beliefnet.com/inspiration/7-reasons-smiling-is-beneficial.aspx#WktQOSdQr1Q3xVsF.99

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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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Cat’s Morning Bits for June 18, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for June 18, 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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Mine is the Month of Roses; yes and mine
The Month of Marriages! All pleasant sights
And scents, the fragrance of the blossoming vine,
The foliage of the valleys and the heights.
-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-82)

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T he Spiritual Meaning of the Om Symbol – It’s More Than You Think
June 14, 2018
Hello everyone, here’s a new article about a well-known sacred symbol, and that is the “Om” symbol. Although it is commonly associated with Hinduism, Yoga or some New-Age ideas nowadays, the Om symbol has a way deeper spiritual meaning than what you might think. It is, in fact, associated with other Indian concepts such as Brahman, Atman and many other things. I’ll come back to it.

https://www.thetetraktys.com/2018/spiritual-meaning-of-the-om-symbol/

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Spiritual Unite: Signs From A Deceased Loved One

Love is the most powerful force in the universe. When we lose a loved one, it is our love that means that they are never truly gone even though they have passed from the physical plane. It is also the strength of love that allows the departed to communicate with us. So if you have experienced a loss,

http://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/signs-from-a-deceased-loved-one/

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MBG: Doing This One Thing Will Make You More Fearless (video)

Adventure means something different to everyone. For some of us, it’s a 10-day hiking trip or a solo paddleboard adventure in the middle of the wilderness. For others, it’s trying out a new cuisine or biking to work instead of taking the bus. The fact that adventure can be big or small, extreme or perfectly simple is what makes it so beautiful and exciting.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/this-one-thing-will-make-you-more-fearless

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Elephant Journal: We are All Connected—and Together, we can End the Turning Away.

“Just a world that we all must share,
It’s not enough just to stand and stare.
Is it only a dream that there’ll be
No more turning away.
~ Pink Floyd, “On the Turning Away”
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The words of this song still haunt me 31 years after it was first written and released.
During the past three decades, I question if we have become a more compassionate society, or if the haze of indifference still blinds us from reaching out and helping one another?

https://www.elephantjournal.com/now/together-we-can-end-the-turning-away/

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MNN: This film takes you down Alaska’s Inside Passage in a wooden canoe

A single grand adventure as a young person can shape who you’ll be for the rest of your life. But how does it shape the rest of your family, including children who are born years after the adventure comes to a close? How does that event define you and the generations that follow?

These are the weighty questions explored in “The Passage.”

https://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/stories/the-passage-film-takes-you-down-alaskas-inside-passage-in-wooden-canoes

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EarthSky News: Coyotes in the park

Coyotes are the most famous of the wild animals species that have returned to North American cities and towns in recent years. Encountering them can be unnerving.

http://earthsky.org/todays-image/photo-video-coyotes-in-the-park

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Patheos-Pagan: What To Do When Spells Go Wrong

You’ve taken the time to plot the perfect day for your spell working. You’ve waited for weeks for the right moon phase in the right planetary alignment to support your goal. You’ve got the right candles, herbs, curios, tarot cards, crystals, incense, yadda yadda yadda.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/thewitchesnextdoor/2018/06/what-to-do-when-spells-go-wrong/

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Inner Journey: 

AWARENESS

“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 and Russ Hudson

“The thought ‘I exist’ is not the same thing as the awareness of one’s own existence. … Thought is not the same thing as consciousness.”
— Jacob Needleman

A person asked Buddha:
“Are you a God?”
Buddha’s reply was
“No.”
“Are you an Angel?”
“No.”
“Then what are you?”
“I am Awake.”
— Unknown Source

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Every day someone new falls in love with you.

Sometimes many more.

You can’t deny it,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Homemade Cracker Recipes

Making your own crackers allows you to experiment with types and flavors and allows you to choose recipes that fit your dietary needs or restrictions

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Homemade-Cracker-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 18, 2018

Creativity

“Any creative endeavor is channeled, whether it be music or art or theoretical science. We have the capacity to tune in to energies and to convert them into reality for ourselves.”-Frank Alper

At one important scientific conference, a group of scientists announced that with all of the new technology and their vast knowledge, that they could create life all on their own, with no help whatsoever from God. A reporter in the room challenged them and asked for proof. The scientists, confident in their claim, invited everyone outside for a demonstration. There, in an open field, one of them scooped a handful of earth, and said: “This is where we will begin.” And God’s voice was heard from above and He said: “Use your own dirt!”

This is a cute joke, and it calls our attention to the fact that we are creative beings, and that creativity comes from the Source of All things.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 4 Ways to Cut the Complexity Out of Your Life

How many times have you answered a question with “it’s complicated?” How many times have you wanted to explain something found that the only words you could articulate were inadequate? Everyone has had at least a few moments where the complexity of life threatens to overwhelm them. It may be that you do not know where you stand with your in-laws.
Read more at http://www.beliefnet.com/wellness/4-ways-to-cut-the-complexity-out-of-your-life.aspx#xz02dJ6CMHY82w83.99

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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/


					

Thought For The Day: June 18, 2018 “Paying Attention”

Happy Monday,

Life is all about experiences. Both good and bad. It’s about perspective and how we deal with that experience. The good thing that comes from a bad experience is that it brings more good things into focus. Remember our “one good thing”? Well these are the times to look for them!

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Cat’s Morning Bits for June 11, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for June 11, 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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And what is so rare as a day in June?
Then, if ever, come perfect days:
Then Heaven tries earth if it be in tune,
And over it softly her warm ear lays.
-James Russell Lowell

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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

http://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/shift-in-consciousness/

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MBG: Well Read: The 5 Books You Won’t Be Able To Put Down This June

Reading is undeniably a key wellness practice—and one that many of us have ignored for far too long. It’s proven to build empathy, reduce stress, and even lessen sugar cravings (yes, really!). With that in mind, we’re excited to launch the debut of Well Read, a column that curates the absolute best fiction and narrative nonfiction picks of the month. Here’s what you should read this June.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/best-books-june-2018

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Inspirational QOTD

“ How rare and wonderful is that flash of a moment when we realize we have discovered a friend. ”

– William Rostler

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Elephant Journal: 3 Ways to Cope with our Busy, Messy, Beautiful Lives.

“I wish I could have back all those hours I wasted watching TV in my twenties,” I said to my parents, glancing at my kids as they licked their oversized portions of ice cream.

I shook my head, remembering how abundant time seemed when I was younger.

My dad had just asked me how the book I’ve been slowly working on was coming along.
“There just aren’t enough hours in the day,” I said.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/06/3-ways-to-cope-with-our-busy-messy-beautiful-lives/

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MNN: Raspberry Pi project aims to count your bees

When it comes to determining the strength of a particular honey hive, beekeepers often resort to estimating based on the tried-and-true method of eyeballing activity at the colony’s entrance. For programmer Mat Kelcey, used to dealing in absolutes, this wasn’t good enough.

https://www.mnn.com/green-tech/gadgets-electronics/blogs/raspberry-pi-project-aims-count-your-bees

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EarthSky News: Venus, Castor, Pollux on June 9 to 11

On June 9 to 11, 2018, look west after sunset to see the brightest planet Venus making a line with the Gemini stars, Castor and Pollux, on our sky’s dome.

http://earthsky.org/tonight/venus-gemini-stars-on-june-10-and-11

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Patheos-Pagan:  We Need More Realistic Pagans, Witches, and Wiccans in Movies and TV Shows

With the reboot of Charmed, I can’t help but wonder. Why aren’t there more Wiccan, Pagan, or witch characters that don’t have supernatural powers?

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/starlight/2018/05/we-need-more-realistic-pagans-witches-and-wiccans-in-movies-and-tv-shows/

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Inner Journey

WISDOM

“…we need to abandon the idea that wisdom is knowing everything-the whys, the wherefores, the how-tos. Wisdom is often more subtle, both far simpler and exceedingly more complex. For wisdom requires the discerning, the listening to, the acknowledgement of nudges and notions, of senses and sensations, of the minute and what we often mistakenly assume is the mundane. Wisdom means listening to the still, small voice, the whisper that can be easily lost in the whirlwind of busyness, expectations, and conventions of the world….”
— Jean M. Blomquist

“Nine-tenths of wisdom is appreciation. Go find somebody’s hand and squeeze it, while there’s time.”
— Dale Dauten

“To finish the moment, to find the journey’s end in every step of the road, to live the greatest number of good hours, is wisdom.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

A super-secret, double-reminder for all fearless flowers:

If you but soak up the sunlight you are given, drink each drop of water I send, and strive only to be yourself, life shall quicken in your roots, spirit shall raise you into the light, and your bloom will inspire the world.

You see… I do all the hard stuff.

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Basil Salad Dressing

I received this recipe from my niece, and it has been a favorite with family and friends. When I serve it for guests, they usually ask for the recipe. I like it because it’s easy, healthy, and tasty.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Basil-Salad-Dressing-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 11, 2018

Humor

“Mirth is like a flash of lightning, that breaks through a gloom of clouds, and glitters for a moment; cheerfulness keeps up a kind of daylight in the mind, and fills it with a steady and perpetual serenity.” -Joseph Addison (1672-1719) British Essayist

Truly spiritual people are light-hearted and filled with joy! They love a good laugh and are the first to share a smile. These are the kinds of people who brighten our day just by showing up. How much we can learn from this! We’re all connected, so it makes sense that if one person is “up” it helps all of us to rise up. Let’s be the person who shines through the clouds today.

-Lissa Coffey

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Beliefnet: Forgiveness Affirmations to Heal Your Life
The Law of Forgiveness is a dynamic universal principle that can change our lives. When we are willing to forgive we can unleash an amazing power, a flood of energy that can heal. Connie Domino,…

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/


					
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