Cat’s Morning Bits for December 9, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for December 9, 2019

Good Morning Beautiful Souls, grab a cup of your favorite morning brew and start things off with “Today’s Inspirations”. I hope you find something here that will make you feel good or help you on your path today.

Blessings, Cat

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We’d never know how high we are, till we are called to rise; and then, if we are true to plan, our statures touch the sky.
-Emily Dickinson (1830-86)

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Spiritual Unite: Kangaroo Spirit Animal – Embrace Change

The kangaroo spirit animal appears in your life when you are ready to escape a bad situation.
It lends you the strength to take the initiative and take back control over your destiny.

Read more……

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ThoughtCo: What is a Wiccaning?

So you’re a new parent to a baby–or maybe you’ve already got a baby around somewhere, and you’re new to Paganism–and you and your partner are both Pagans. At some point in your interactions with the rest of the Pagan community,

Read more……

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MBG: I’m A Crystal Healer & These Are The Stones I’ve Seen People Benefit From The Most

When you are working on love, protection, creativity, or really any other intention, crystals are a powerful tool to accelerate your journey. By keeping your mind and energy focused on your goal, crystals help align your entire being with your intention to help you achieve your desired result. But with so many crystals out there,

Read more……

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Daily Good: Spirit Bathing for the Worried and Beleaguered

“As expressed in a thousand ways in the Brussats book “Spiritual Literacy: Reading the Sacred in Everyday Life”, the Spirit resides not only in formal religious rituals and spiritual practices, but in everyday life — nature, a cats eyes, a beautiful painting, a colorful salad, a lover’s embrace, a new place. This means that I can Spirit Bathe anywhere, anytime. I can be in my kitchen or kneeling over a flowerbed. I can be at a rock concert for that matter or on top of a grassy hill gazing down at a meadow filled with wildflowers in a riot of colors.”{ read more }

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Elephant Journal: A December Practice for Clearing out the Old to Make Space for the New.

If you don’t make space for it, how does the universe know you want it?
That’s the thing about creating goals and intentions that we often forget; we must make room in our lives in order for them to arrive.

Read more…..

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MNN: Radar uncovers another Viking ship in Norway

Use of high-resolution georadar has uncovered yet another stunning discovery in Norway: a Viking ship burial and settlement that dates back more than 1,000 years. It’s the second such discovery in just a few years.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Earliest sunsets for 40 degrees N. around now

For the southernmost U.S. and similar latitudes – around 30 degrees north latitude – the earliest sunsets of the year happen in late November and early December. For latitudes further north – around 40 degrees N. latitude – the year’s earliest sunsets happen around December 7. That would be the latitude of New York City; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Kansas City, Missouri; Denver, Colorado; Reno, Nevada; Beijing, China; Madrid, Spain; and Naples, Italy.

Read more…..

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Patheos-Pagan:  An Authentic Foundation For Modern Paganism

Lately I’m seeing a lot of people complaining that Paganism is inauthentic. These complaints aren’t coming from fundamentalist Christians or atheists. Rather, they’re coming from Pagans. Or from former Pagans or from people who can best be described as “Pagan adjacent.”

Read more…..

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Inner Journey:

SECURITY

“Let us never confuse stability with stagnation.”
— Mary Jean LeTendre

“Many people think that by hoarding money they are gaining safety for themselves. If money is your ONLY hope for independence, you will never have it. The only real security that a person can have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability. Without these qualities, money is practically useless.”
— Henry Ford

“One has to abandon altogether the search for security, and reach out to the risk of living with both arms. One has to court doubt and darkness as the cost of knowing.”
— Morris L. West

“One thing we can do is make the choice to view the world in a healthy way. We can choose to see the world as safe with only moments of danger rather than seeing the world as dangerous with only moments of safety.”
— Deepak Chopra

“The only peace, the only security, is in fulfillment.”
— Henry Miller

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A Note from the Universe

Whenever something doesn’t work out the way you thought it would, instead of thinking that something went wrong, see it as something that went unexpectedly well, but for reasons that are not yet apparent.

Everything plays to your favor.

Score!

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: S’mores Cookies

Here’s a recipe for delicious bite sized s’mores cookies! The holidays are around the corner. These would be perfect to make and enjoy with hot chocolate or put them in jars for homemade gifts!

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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
December 9, 2019 

Belief

“All things are possible to him who believes.”

-Jesus, Mark 9:23

It’s as simple and as beautiful as this statement. All things are possible to him who believes. Believes what? To him who believes that all things are possible! Believe that all things are possible and they are! Believe that things are impossible and they are! We can choose what we believe. I believe in infinite possibilities!

-Lissa Coffey

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Daily Tarot: The Pope

Today can be easy if you don’t try to swim upstream. Do what’s expected of you (and what you need to do, anyway) and don’t rebel, at least not outwardly. You’re given plenty of authority to convince people to help you if necessary, and there should be few if any arguments. Be calm, respect authority, and you’ll automatically be given the respect you deserve, plus more. Get a lot done!

astrology.com

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

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 December 2, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for December 2, 2019

Good Morning Beautiful Souls, grab a cup of your favorite morning brew and start things off with “Today’s Inspirations”. I hope you find something here that will make you feel good or help you on your path today.

Blessings, Cat

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Shorter and shorter now the twilight clips
The days, as though the sunset gates they crowd.
-Alice Cary (1820-71)

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Spiritual Unite: Lion Spirit Animal Meaning – Embody Courage To Roar

The lion spirit animal appears to you when you need your strength and courage to overcome an obstacle.
The lion is the king of the jungle, embodying strength, leadership and bravery.

Read more…..

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ThoughtCo: Appropriate Worship – Honoring the Gods the Way They Want

One issue that comes up often for people learning about modern Pagan spirituality is the concept of appropriate worship. There tends to be some question about what, exactly, is the right offering to make to the gods or goddesses of one’s tradition — and how we should honor them when making those offerings.

Read more….

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Natural Living Ideas: How To Make Air Cleansing Rosemary & Sage Smudge Sticks

Smudging is the practice of the burning of sacred herbs for spiritual cleansing and purification. It’s a ceremony that has been practiced by Native Americans for centuries.

A selection of herbs, usually white sage or cedar, is bundled with a cotton or hemp string. The bundle is then dried. Once the herbs have thoroughly dried, it’s lit and allowed to smoulder. The smoke is then fanned around an area for cleansing.

Read more…..

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Daily Good: Falling in Love With the Earth

“The natural world is one of the most resplendent and consistent sources of generosity in our lives whether we experience it directly moment-to-moment or not. When we allow ourselves to tune in and pay attention, our Earth is perpetually nourishing and providing for us, sustaining life and offering its abundant gifts with a breathtaking and consistent flourish. We are fed, literally and figuratively, by the Earths offerings every day.” { read more }

Be The Change

Practice giving silent thanks each day for the countless ways in which you are sustained by the Earth.

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Elephant Journal: 7 Spiritual Practices to Reduce Symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder.

Summer in the Northern Hemisphere is over, which means the days will soon get darker and our energy will start to plummet.
The thing is, it doesn’t necessarily have to go that way yet again this winter. We may be able to salvage some of that summer feeling through spiritual work.

Read more…..

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MBG: Found: The 5 Most Important Astrological Moments This December

Get ready for a whole new energy—calmer, steadier and more certain. The last month of 2019 is a sneak preview of the new year and how we’ll move into this unchartered decade.

Read more…..

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EarthSky News: Orion the Hunter and the Milky Way

Tonight – or any December evening – find the famous constellation Orion the Hunter, and see the Milky Way running behind it. Orion is bright and can be seen from inside smaller cities. For the Milky Way, you’ll need a dark sky!

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: The Other Side of the Hedge: Why Is Yule like The Force?

Yuletide. Christmas. Midwinter. New Year’s. What do these celebrations have in common? They all have their origins in month-long feasting found, at various times, from Scandinavia to Rome. These midwinter festivals all tie us together in the spirit of community.

Read more…..

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Inner Journey:

GO FOR DEPTH

“Mastery does not come from dabbling. We have to be prepared to pay the price. We need to have the sustained enthusiasm that motivates us to give our best.”
— Eknath Easwaran

Our world now offers us a smorgasbord of opportunities. In the personal growth field alone, there is a myriad of books and products, all promising relief from what ails us. It’s easy to flip quickly from one program to another when something new captures our imagination.

If I long for change in my life, however, I need to do more than skim the surface. I need to make time and take time to both learn new approaches and then — most importantly — to apply what I’ve learned. If I jump around to new techniques too rapidly, I won’t benefit from any of them.

“Genius is only the power of making continuous efforts.”
–Elbert Hubbard

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A Note from the Universe

Here’s a fun game to play whenever you want to be even more amazing:

Let the shortcomings of others inspire you to work on your own.

Love, love –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Meringues

I originally made these for a friend who loves the taste of chocolate peanut butter cups but finds them too heavy. This is the perfect solution! They’re so good, I now prefer these over peanut butter cups, myself. The peanut butter meringues are so crisp and light, even dipped in chocolate, they make you feel much less guilty.

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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
December 2, 2019 

Past

“Each had his past shut in him like the leaves of a book known to him by heart; and his friends could only read the title.”

-Virginia Woolf, 1922

It is interesting to think that we each have a past that we carry with us. No one else can see it, but it has shaped who we are. What the past has taught us shapes our character and influences our behavior, and in that way lends itself to the “title” of the book that people see when they look at us. And yet we know that “you can’t judge a book by its cover.” And more importantly, we know that each of us is still busy writing our books every day, adding pages every moment!

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Hanged Man

Possibly a romantically disquieting day, you may begin to suspect that your love is not being returned, at least not in kind. Or perhaps you can’t bring yourself to return the affections of an ardent admirer. This might feel even worse. The head and heart don’t always speak the same language or have the same opinions. Be strong and as kind as you can.

astrology.com

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

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 November 25, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for November 25,  2019

Good Morning Beautiful Souls, grab a cup of your favorite morning brew and start things off with “Today’s Inspirations”. I hope you find something here that will make you feel good or help you on your path today.

Blessings, Cat

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November, month of mornings misty-bright
With golden light:
Month when the many-tinted leaf
Lies thick upon the moss below;
While to and fro
The breezes moan, as if in grief.
-Mortimer Collins (1827-76)

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Spiritual Unite:  Astral Travel In Dreams – Direct Line To Light Body

Astral travel in dreams is a psychic ability that we all have access to once we have awakened our light body.
It allows us to travel the astral plane while our bodies are asleep.

Read more…..

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ThoughtCo: Priapus, God of Lust and Fertility 

Priapus was a minor Greek fertility god best known for his large and permanently erect phallus. He was the son of Aphrodite, but there’s some question as to whether his father was Pan, Zeus, Hermes, or one of Aphrodite’s other numerous lovers.

Read more…..

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MBG: The Perfect Essential Oil For Every Thanksgiving Week Woe

Magnesium, electrolytes, hemp… whatever makes your travels a little easier, we at mbg are here for it (and have probably written extensively about it). After years of asking well-being leaders about the things that make it into their carry-ons,

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Natural Living Ideas: 20 Uses For Cloves For Home, Health & Beauty

You may know cloves for their sweet and spicy aroma. These dried flower buds are from the evergreen Syzygium aromaticum tree. The word cloves come from the Latin word “clavus” which means “nail.” This is because the shaft and head look so much like a nail. The Syzygium tree can be found in warmer climates, mostly in Brazil, Sri Lanka, and Indonesia.

Read more…..

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Elephant Journal: The New Moon in Sagittarius shows us our Options, our Shadows & what’s Not Meant to Be.” (November 26)

The only way to change your life is to change yourself, shift your perception, and change your behavior.
The Tuesday, November 26, 2019 new moon in Sagittarius is helping everyone up level their beliefs and realize their true potential.

Read more……

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MNN: How the golden ratio manifests in nature

The universe may be chaotic and unpredictable, but it’s also a highly organized physical realm bound by the laws of mathematics. One of the most fundamental (and strikingly beautiful) ways these laws manifest is through the golden ratio.

Read more…..

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EarthSky News: Summer Triangle in northern autumn

In late November and early December, look west in the evening for the Summer Triangle. It’s the signature star formation of our Northern Hemisphere summer, but you can see it in northern autumn, too. The Summer Triangle showcases three brilliant stars – Vega, Deneb and Altair – in three separate constellations. The Summer Triangle still shines in the western evening sky (at mid-northern latitudes or farther north).

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Smokeless incense and other options

I love incense, well actually I love scent of all kinds. Certain smells can evoke all kinds of wonderful feelings, emotions and memories.
White musk takes me back to the mid 80’s and the perfume I used to wear.

Read more…

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Inner Journey:

EXPLORE WITH QUESTIONS

“The word ‘question’ is derived from the Latin ‘quarrier’ (to seek) which is also the root of ‘quest.’ A creative life is a continued quest, and good questions can be very useful guides. Most useful are open-ended questions; they allow for fresh unanticipated answers to reveal themselves.”
— Source Unknown

Questions hold the power to draw out answers that surprise us. If we are on an inner journey to greater self-knowledge, we must seek to understand unfamiliar parts of ourselves. The most enlightening answers are released by our subconscious minds or by our intuition. Use questions frequently to go exploring.

Try these out:
•What qualities do you find most attractive in others? How do you exhibit those same qualities?
•What is your greatest fear? Why do you fear that?
•What message is your body trying to get through to you?

“If we would have new knowledge, we must get a whole world of new questions.”
— Susanne K. Langer

“You don’t want a million answers as much as you want a few forever questions.”
— Richard Bach

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A Note from the Universe

For 10 seconds please do not think of the color red… not even quickly. Do not think of red.

OK, so, happily red is cool and we weren’t talking about anything you don’t want, don’t need, or don’t like.

World peace rocks and so does being rich –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Making Cherry Cobbler Using Dried Cherries

You don’t have to have fresh cherries to make a delicious cobbler.

Read more…..

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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
November 25, 2019

Conversation

“Silence is one of the great arts of conversation.”

-Hannah More (1777)

One way we can tell that we are really close to someone, really comfortable with that person, is if we can just sit in silence together. So often we feel the need to fill those “awkward pauses” with idle chatter. But with some people, we’re completely comfortable just sitting in silence. Sometimes more can be said in silence than can ever be said with words.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Lovers

Relax, take a deep breath, and don’t let any feelings of anxiety derail your plans for the day. A certain level of nervousness may be in the air today but it doesn’t have to be contagious and you don’t have to catch it. If a touch of anxiety serves to give you a greater sense of caution, that can be a good thing.

astrology.com

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

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 November 18, 2019

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for November 18, 2019

Good Morning Beautiful Souls, grab a cup of your favorite morning brew and start things off with “Today’s Inspirations”. I hope you find something here that will make you feel good or help you on your path today.

Blessings, Cat

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No shade, no shine, no butterflies, no bees,
No fruits, no flowers, no leaves, no birds,
November!
-Thomas Hood (1799-1845)

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Spiritual Unite: Your Brain Has A “DELETE” Button And Here’s How To Use It!

This is the fascinating way that your brain makes space to build new and stronger connections so you can learn more.
There’s an old saying in neuroscience: “neurons that fire together wire together.”

Read more…..

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ThoughtCo: Gaia, the Embodiment of the Earth

In Greek mythology, Gaia personifies the earth. Her name is of questionable origin, but many scholars agree that it is pre-classical in nature

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MBG: Mercury Retrograde Ends This Week, But Its Shadow Could Stick Around For A While

This week, the AstroTwins reveal how the end of Mercury retrograde and the start of Sagittarius season could shift the energy in the air.
This Tuesday, November 19, passionate Mars sails into sizzling Scorpio.

Read more….

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Individuologist: Chakra Meditation: The Essential Key to Open your Chakras

If you look at the basic anatomy of the human body, you’ll realize that almost all of its parts are interconnected. With each…

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Elephant Journal: 13 Affirmations for the days you Forget your own Strength. ~ Danielle Acoff

1. “Listen closely to your body. It will tell you everything you need to know.”
2. “Taking time to breathe and renew, it is essential to living well.”

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MNN: Even Earth’s most amazing creatures do some funny things
But when you’ve stopped giggling, consider these conservation steps you can take.

When it comes to making us laugh, animals are naturals.
Maybe that’s because they don’t try to make us laugh — but often find themselves in situations that remind us of our own foibles. The way animals respond to surprising — even hair-raising — situations can seem all-too-hilariously human.

Read more…..

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EarthSky News:  Moon and Leo from midnight until dawn

By the morning of November 19, 2019, we’ll be just one day past the peak of the Leonid meteor shower. 2019’s peak was mostly drowned in bright moonlight, and – if you look outside before dawn in the next few days – you’ll see the moon is moving directly in front of the Leonids’ radiant point

Read more…

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Patheos-Pagan: Druid in the City: Seasons in the City

We’re coming out of Samhain season, and it’s a great time to think about how we celebrate our lives. I’ve talked before about how my local environment affects how I celebrate Lammas, and I thought that it might be worthwhile to present how I view the seasons as an urban druid for the whole year.

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Inner Journey:

MAKING A DIFFERENCE

“The spiritual life is a call to action. But it is a call to … action without any selfish attachment to the results.”
— Eknath Easwaran

Many of us feel deeply that we want to make a difference — we want our lives to mean something in the bigger scheme of life. While this is a noble motive, we might want to explore what lies at its root.

Does the drive to make a difference arise from ego’s need to feel worthy? If my ego is not convinced that I matter, I may want visible proof that I do by making some kind of impact on life.

Soul doesn’t need proof that it’s worthy. Soul thrives in being awake and connected. Perhaps if we let go of the pressure we feel from our ego’s need to be recognized, we will be more open and able to simply live soulfully. And by doing that, we WILL makea difference!

“A person’s worth is contingent upon who he is, not upon what he does, or how much he has. The worth of a person, or a thing, or an idea, is in being, not in doing, not in having.”
— Alice Mary Hilton

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A Note from the Universe 

If you frequently give yourself permission to doodle, wander, and be totally unproductive and you actually relish such interludes, I can guarantee that your genius, creativity, and productivity will increase exponentially.

I’ve seen it happen a billion times.

Through the roof,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Crunchy Salt & Vinegar Chickpeas: As Good As Chips.

Crunchy Salt & Vinegar Chickpeas. {Recipe}
I love salt and vinegar chips. Here’s my version of the best crunchy salt & vinegar chickpea recipe that’s just as good. Enjoy. (Oh, and vegan, too!)

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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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Natural Living Ideas: 13 Uses For Tea Tree Oil That Will Change Your Life

Not to be confused with an extract of the tea plant (Camellia sinensus), tea tree oil is distilled from the leaves of the Australian tea tree (Melalenca alternifolia.) Although it is highly toxic when ingested, thanks to its antibiotic, anti-fungal, antiseptic, expectorant and antiviral properties, tea tree oil has a surprising number of topical uses which can help cure or prevent a whole host of everyday maladies, which is why it is often referred to as a “medicine cabinet in a bottle.”

Read more…..

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Daily Tarot: The Empress

Clear up a misunderstanding and free up some time and space to begin something you’ve been wanting to do but felt beyond your means. You might also come to an understanding with someone who has been an obstacle for you, whether because of pride, some power struggle, or other kind of competition or misconstrued sense of prestige or self-importance. Today, you are the equal of anyone. Be gracious

astrology.com

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

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 November 11, 2019

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for November 11, 2019

Good Morning Beautiful Souls, grab a cup of your favorite morning brew and start things off with “Today’s Inspirations”. I hope you find something here that will make you feel good or help you on your path today.

Blessings, Cat

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Bending above the spicy woods which blaze,
Arch skies so blue they flash, and hold the sun
Immeasurably far.
-Helen Hunt Jackson (1830-85)

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Spiritual Unite: Leaf Symbolic Meaning – Life Giving And Taking

The symbolic meaning of the leaf and leaves is as old as time.
We can find extensive symbolism from cultures all around the world for the plants they grow.

Read more…

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ThoughtCo: Herne, God of the Wild Hunt

Behind the Myth
Unlike the majority of deities in the Pagan world, Herne has his origins in a local folktale, and there is virtually no information available to us via primary sources. Although he is sometimes seen as an aspect of Cernunnos, the Horned God, the Berkshire region of England is the home to story behind the legend.

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MBG: A Simple Meditation For Cultivating Gratitude For Our Veterans, From A Military Wife

Taking a deep breath in through the nose and slowly exhaling through the mouth, I am still.
I wonder what you envision when you hear the word veteran. Do you see images of courageous men storming the beaches of Normandy?

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Herbal Muse: How to Make Dandelion Bitters

In 18th century Europe, herbal bitters were commonly served tableside at formal dinners and other gatherings as digestifs to stimulate digestion before and after indulging in food and drink. By the early 19th century, barkeeps used a variety of bitters as flavoring additives as they created new and adventurous alcoholic concoctions. In fact, this is how the modern cocktail was born. The term cocktail first appeared in the April 1803 edition of Farmer’s Cabinet and was defined as “a stimulating liquor, composed of spirits of any kind, sugar, water, and bitters.”

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Elephant Journal: Full Moon in Taurus: Tap into your Power & Authenticity to stop abandoning yourself & seeking Unhealthy Pleasures (November 12).

We all seek comfort, pleasure, good things, and somebody, in some form, to accompany us in this journey called life.
It’s so easy to fall prey to all the “things” we can obtain in a lifetime. It’s even easier to get lost chasing someone else’s dream and living your life only to get the fantasy “perfect life” the majority have been conditioned to believe

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MNN: Senior dogs and veterans are better together
One Last Treat pairs them up with beautiful results.

A longtime Marine in Vietnam, Detroit veteran Greg Brabaw was living at home with no family and few friends when someone reached out to the Vet Friends Foundation organization (originally called One Last Treat) on his behalf. They thought Brabaw might be a good candidate for the group’s program pairing vets with senior dogs looking for homes. Soon, the grizzled Brabaw met Pops, a little Chihuahua

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EarthSky News: Scorpius? Here’s your constellation

Scorpius the Scorpion – the southernmost constellation of the Zodiac – is a major showpiece of the starry sky. This J-shaped assemblage of stars actually looks like its namesake. The red star Antares is fortuitously placed in the sky just where the Scorpion’s Heart should be. What’s more, the fishhook-shaped Scorpion’s Stinger – made up of two stars, Shaula and Lesath – dips into the Milky Way’s stream of stars, allowing you to catch many a galactic treasure.

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Patheos-Pagan: You are a Spell of Growing & Integrating: Tapping into the Full Moon to Celebrate Yourself, Exactly as You Are in this Moment

The moon wanes and waxes, shrinks and grows. We fall back, we step forward. Each month, I think about what I want to bring into my life leading up to the full moon and what I want to remove from my life as it moves to new.

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Inner Journey:

THEN AND NOW

“Time is not a line, but a series of now points.”
— Taisen Deshimaru

We understand time as a continuum. Our memories link the moments of the past and our imaginations draw on the patterns of our memories to project the future.

If we leave the movies of the mind behind, time can only be experienced now — moment by precious moment. Open in awareness to what is happening right now. Appreciate all that is. Immerse yourself in the joy and wonder of every now and life will be a gift.

“The responsibility for both present and future is in our own hands. If we live right today, then tomorrow has to be right.”
— Eknath Easwaran

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Who will you re-fall in love with today?

Whe-e-e-e-e-e…

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Banana Almond Flour Muffins

Here’s a simple, healthy and tasty muffin recipe. All ingredients mixed together in just one bowl. Hope you try these and enjoy some banana almond flour muffins!

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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 Tarot: The Devil

Some days you just want to be self-indulgent, and today is one of those days. Put those feelings on the back burner while at work or out in public. After the serious part of the day is over, the danger actually increases for you. Don’t overindulge and make yourself sick or regretful. Sometimes too much of a good thing is too much, and you want to start tomorrow feeling good

astrology.com

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

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 November 4, 2019

CMB Fall

Cat’s Morning Bits for November 4, 2019

Good Morning Beautiful Souls, grab a cup of your favorite morning brew and start things off with “Today’s Inspirations”. I hope you find something here that will make you feel good or help you on your path today.

Blessings, Cat

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E’en in those bleak November days
There’s gladness for the heart that heeds.
-Charles Dawson Shanly (1811-75)

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Natural Living Ideas: 7 Lovely Ways To Use Wild Violets

Wild violets are beautiful and sweet smelling, but to many people, they’re seen as a challenging weed that’s hard to control, killing their beautifully lush lawns that they’ve worked so hard to achieve. Native to the eastern regions of North America, they colonize easily in slightly shaded moist soil and often cohabitate with other colonizing yard weeds. For someone who is seeking that perfect, manicured lawn free of violets, they do have a major challenge to face because the plant’s root network is rather tenacious.

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ThoughtCo: The Egyptian Goddess Ma’at

Ma’at is the Egyptian goddess of truth and justice. She is married to Thoth, and is the daughter of Ra, the sun god. In addition to truth, she embodies harmony, balance and divine order. In Egyptian legends, it is Ma’at who steps in after the universe is created, and brings harmony amidst the chaos and disorder.

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Daily Good: The Underland is a Deeply Human Realm

Robert Macfarlane writes vividly about outdoor spaces, borders, and the way in which one type of territory transforms subtly into another. His new book, Underland, descends into a quite literally overlooked landscape: the one beneath our feet. He wrestles with grand questions about humanity and its effects on the natural world even as he chronicles journeys to isolated caves, the man-made caverns below cities, and scientific research facilities whose underground isolation is essential to their mission. { read more }

Be The Change

Macfarlane reminds us that there are consequences to the power of our numbers and technologies, including “a keen sense of time and space running out.” Do you feel time is running out on our life as humans on this earth? How could all of us be more aware of “the deep-time future we are presently making”?

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Elephant Journal: How Vedic Astrology can help you Align Yourself with the Cosmos. {Partner}

Timing is everything.
Have you ever wondered why no matter how much effort you put into a personal project, job application, or an important conversation with your partner, things just don’t seem to move forward?

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MNN: 6 great treasures found with a metal detector

You may think the lone treasure seeker scanning the sand with a metal detector at the beach seems a bit dorky — no offense to “detectorists,” of course — but that only makes this revenge of the nerds all the sweeter.

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EarthSky News: Around now, watch for Taurid fireballs

We haven’t heard from many people in 2019 who’ve seen fireballs in either of the long-lasting South or North Taurid meteor showers. Still, it’s always worth keeping an eye out. Various sources give wildly different dates for the peak date of South Taurids (active from late September to late November). November 6, 2019, is one of those predicted dates. November 4 and 5, 2019,

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Patheos-Pagan: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Mercury Retrograde

My history with Mercury retrograde often looks like this: I break up with people, I fight with people, I don’t read emails before I send them, and I forget promises I’ve made. Lovely, right?

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Inner Journey: 

EMBRACE YOUR LIFE

“If there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairing of life, as in hoping for another life, and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life.”
— Albert Camus

Have you taken ownership of your life?

When we own our lives, we accept what we’ve inherited and the experiences we hold in our memories. We also lay claim to our right to create new conditions if we’re not happy with what’s come before. We assume responsibility for changing what does not suit us. We acknowledge our own special talents and skills, and truly comprehend our right to enjoy the journey. In short, we embrace the meaning and purpose, the mystery and the beauty of our lives.

“Recognize that life is what you get when you’re born … living is what you do with it.”
— Jim Allen

“It began in mystery, and it will end in mystery, but what a savage and beautiful country lies in between.”
— Diane Ackerman

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

The seemingly coincidental thing about abundance, health, clarity, friendships, looking fine, and happiness is that they all feel normal.

Which to someone extremely observant, would probably mean something…

Hmmmmm,

The Universe
tut.com
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Today’s Recipe: Enjoy The Flavors Of Fall With This Healthy Olive Oil Walnut Spice Cake

A sophisticated treat, this breadlike cake features warming spices and lovely herbal notes from olive oil. I like to pair a slice of this spice cake with a good strong cup of coffee. For an extra-special treat, spread a little coconut whipped cream on your cake—it is positively decadent!

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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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Patheos Pagan: Magical Miami: Witchy Tips for a Weekend Getaway

About a month ago I found myself on a plane headed to Miami to go an electronic music festival…not a situation I normally prefer to find myself in but it was a bucket list trip for my sister so off I went. I was already apprehensive about being in a large crowd full of very drunk ‘spring breakers’ so before heading to the festival we did several protection spells and asked for our spirit guides to heighten our awareness.

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Daily Tarot: The Judgement

You can get a great deal done today and strengthen some relationships by being tactfully straightforward and not adding complications to anyone’s day. With no hidden agenda or any manipulative tricks, you can win people’s cooperation and have them agree with you most of the time. Keep things simple and stick to the basics to see the best and happiest results.

astrology.com

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

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 October 28, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for October 28, 2019

Good Morning Beautiful Souls, grab a cup of your favorite morning brew and start things off with “Today’s Inspirations”. I hope you find something here that will make you feel good or help you on your path today.

Blessings, Cat

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In October dung your field,
And your land its wealth shall yield.
Dry your barley in October,
Or you’ll always be sober.
-Proverbs

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Spiritual Unite: Sycamore Tree Symbolism – Protection Of Love

Sycamore tree symbolism originates in Egypt and the Middle East.
However, with the rise of Christianity in the western world and the tree’s introduction to Europe either by the Romans or the Crusaders, a rich set of meanings has arisen around the world.

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ThoughtCo: Samhain Cemetery Visit

In many cultures, the late fall is a time in which the dead are honored with great ceremony. A wonderful example of this is in Mexico, where Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) celebrations are a joyful and festive part of the season. Rather than being sad and mournful, families go to cemeteries where they honor their loved ones with picnics, colorful altars, and even parades.

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MBG: Tonight, The Year’s Only New Moon In Scorpio Asks Us To Embrace Our Shadows

Ready for an extreme makeover…or maybe just a notable shift? The October 27 new moon is here to help you get the ball rolling on that! But in secretive Scorpio, the change is as much an “inside job” as an outer transformation.

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Daily Good: On the Language of the Deep Blue

Drop your “cognitive gatekeeper” and travel along with best selling author Charles Foster as he paints a lyrical picture of whale communication. Follow the riff around a drone, like Byzantine chanters into the magical, mystical world of whales. Intuit the wonder of the world beyond the language of our minds. { read more }

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Elephant Journal: Three Basic Buddhist Tips for your Everyday Life.

Three basic life tips to keep us going:
Don’t be in a rush
Treat your body with respect
Create a schedule you respect and follow it

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MNN: 5 cool facts about Australia’s mystical Uluru

The massive, rust-red rock rising from the dry ground in the middle of Australia is a sight that leaves most people in awe. Indeed, it’s such a unique structure that the Anangu tribe, an Aboriginal people of Australia, have considered it a sacred site for 10,000 years or more.

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EarthSky News: Go young moon hunting in late October

Please be mindful that it’ll be considerably easier to spot the young moon after sunset on October 29 than on October 28. However, some young moon aficionados have shown a uncanny knack for catching a tiny crescent that’s all but invisible in the western evening twilight.

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Patheos-Pagan: Witchcraft Is My Medicine

Witchcraft is the medicine that heals the spirit and nourishes the soul for those who walk this crooked path. It’s not found in a pill or in a ball of light, but in the pungent scent of herbs, the wild energy of the natural world, and under the pale moonlight. For centuries, our true medicine has been robbed by others who sought to silence us.

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Inner Journey:

DREAM!

“The most pathetic person in the world is the person who has sight, but no vision.”
— Helen Keller

What’s the big picture for your life? Always have a larger, purposeful, even spiritually ideal picture of where you are going. Your mind needs to have a clear and challenging vision to draw you ever upwards.

“Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and follow where they lead.”
— Louisa May Alcott

“The only limits are, as always, those of vision.”
— James Broughton

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe 

There are only 3 things that can make your dreams come true, your thoughts, your words, and your actions.

Be the spark,

The Universe

tut.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, 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
October 28, 2019

Vision

“We are all visionaries, and what we see is our soul in things.”

-Henry Amiel (1821-1881)

Ah! This is something to think about – what we see is our soul in things… not necessarily that we are seeing with our soul, but that we relate, we identify, with our visions. When we have a vision, we become a creative force, bringing that vision into reality. We see that the vision is not only a “thing”, it is a part of who we are.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The World

Embrace now as a joyful day. At the start, look in the mirror and see the joy that’s already in your eyes. Work with contentment, spend quality time with friends and family, and share your love of life with every stranger you meet. You don’t have to be overbearing and surprise people with your happiness. What you truly feel will shine on its own. The little things may bring you the most joy.

astrology.com

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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/