Cat’s Morning Bits for Sept. 3, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for Sept. 3, 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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On this scene enter–winged, horned, and spined—
A longlegs, a moth, and a dumbledore;
While ‘mid my page there idly stands
A sleepy fly, that rubs its hands . . .
–Thomas Hardy (1840–1928)

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Spiritual Unite: The 3 Types Of Soul Connections

We talk a lot about spiritual relationships around here, but did you know that there are many types of soul connections? You would be forgiven for not knowing, as they often go without mention. In truth there are 3 (or 4, depending on who you ask) broad types of soul connections that all soul connections fit into.

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/the-3-types-of-soul-connections/

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MBG: The Spiritual Lesson Your Perfectionism Is Trying To Teach You

Perfectionism gets a bad rap. I’m a professional psychic intuitive, and when I tell a client I can sense that they have a tendency toward perfectionism, they will often respond by saying, “Ugh, I know! My perfectionism is terrible!” This kind of response only leads to feelings of shame and self-judgment.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/perfectionism-and-its-spiritual-lessons

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Elephant Journal: A Guide to Getting through our “Mind Attack” Moments.

It never ceases to amaze me how crazy the human mind can be.
In many ways, we’re still monkeys—except sometimes, a little more chaotic.
You know those moments where we get triggered by something from our past and completely lose touch with reality?

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/08/a-guide-to-getting-through-our-mind-attack-moments/

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MNN: Paul Barton brings his music — and a moment of peace — to rescued elephants

The first time Paul Barton played a piano for elephants, an old, blind male named Plara was closest to the piano. He was one of the many residents at Elephants World, a sanctuary for sick, abused, retired and rescued elephants in Thailand, where Barton had decided to volunteer.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/blind-abused-elephants-listen-piano-paul-barton

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EarthSky News: Use Big Dipper to find North Star

Tonight’s chart shows Polaris and the Big and Little Dippers for a September evening. You can use the Big Dipper to find Polaris, which is also known as the North Star. Notice that a line from the two outermost stars in the bowl of the Big Dipper points to Polaris. And notice that Polaris marks the tip of the handle of the Little Dipper.

http://earthsky.org/tonight/use-big-dipper-to-find-polaris-the-north-star

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Patheos-Pagan: Big Darkness and Tiny Life

Ah, the Dark Time. Early, early sunsets of gorgeous lavenders, reds and orange. Cold, cold mornings. Fire in the woodstove, first thing!
And rain! Praise RainKing! We’re getting just a bit of wet so far, but it’s enough to make the dark time confusing.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/dirtheartwitch/2015/12/big-darkness-and-tiny-life/

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Inner Journey: 

THE KEY TO CREATIVITY

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.”
— Albert Einstein

Do you know the key to creativity?

It rhymes with weed. It produces the oak tree. We often eat it or grind it up for flour. It can mean cause or origination. You guessed it. It is SEED.

Our minds love to associate one thing to another. But as we get stuck in very fixed patterns of thinking, we think of fewer and fewer connections. We are ruled by habits, associations and automatic responses. So we must stimulate our thinking with lots ofdifferent seeds to chart new paths in our brains.

“Just as our eyes need light in order to see, our minds need ideas in order to conceive.”
— Napoleon Hill

“Anyone can look for fashion in a boutique or history in a museum. The creative explorer looks for history in a hardware store and fashion in an airport.”
— Robert Wieder

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

If you’re at least visualizing enough to wonder whether or not you’re doing it right, you’re doing it right, and you’re way, way ahead of the game.

Yeee-haaaa!

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Rustic Apple Plum Cake

I usually make a similar cake with apples and cinnamon, but I was gifted a huge box of organic apples and plums recently. I could not resist tweaking my recipe to include both fruits, and trying nutmeg instead of cinnamon. This fun experiment made such an amazing cake, I just have to share the recipe with you!

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Rustic-Apple-Plum-Cake.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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Beliefnet: 5 Tips to Boost Your Self-Esteem
Though positive and negative feelings affect us all, there are some things we can do to maintain our self-esteem during life’s tests and trials that threaten to steal our mental stability.

Read more……………

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for July 13, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for July 13, 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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How many songs, O summer wind,
How many songs you know
Of fair, sweet things in your wanderings,
As over the earth you go.
-Ina Donna Coolbrith (1841-1928)

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Spiritual Unite: Old Soul Characteristics | Signs That Reveal If You Are One 

Have you ever met someone irrespective of their young age and they seem to be wise?
Maybe you are an adult and never seem to fit into society?

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/old-soul-characteristics/

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MBG: The 3 Essential Oils You Need To Start An Aromatherapy Practice 

That comforting feeling you get when you light your favorite fragrant candle or smell a pie baking in the oven? It’s the real deal. Our olfactory response is directly linked to the emotional center of our brain, so what we smell can have a profound psychological impact on how we feel—and fast. Need instant stress relief? A little aromatherapy goes a long way, and nature’s got you covered.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/the-only-3-essential-oils-you-need-for-your-home

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Daily Good: One Square Inch of Silence

Gordon Hempton is an acoustic ecologist who has spent over thirty years taking recordings of steadily vanishing natural soundscapes. Quiet places on earth are in danger of disappearing, a message that Hempton brought home in 2010 by marking one square inch of quiet space in Washington’s Olympic National Park with a small red rock. His work was featured in a documentary entitled “Soundtracker” that same year.

http://www.karmatube.org/videos.php?id=7257

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Elephant Journal: The Surprising Moment I realized I’m Beautiful.

Today I got it. I looked at a photo of myself and saw it.
I am beautiful

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/07/the-moment-i-realized-im-beautiful-why-its-surprising/

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MNN: Divers find stunning coral forests around Sicily’s underwater volcanoes 

The Aeolian Islands north of Sicily are volcanic islands surrounded by waters filled with underwater volcanoes.

The UNESCO World Heritage Site is a popular tourist destination, but the waters around them haven’t received much attention from researchers. That was until Oceana, an international organization devoted to protecting and restoring the oceans of the world, launched a one-month expedition into these waters.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/wilderness-resources/blogs/coral-forests-discovered-sicily-underwater-volcanoes-Aeolian-Islands

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EarthSky News: Friday the 13th supermoon solar eclipse

The new moon supermoon on July 13, 2018, takes a bite out of the sun’s disk, to stage the first Friday the 13th solar eclipse since December 13, 1974. We won’t have another Friday the 13th solar eclipse until September 13, 2080. All three of these Friday the 13th solar eclipses – in 1974, 2018 and 2080 – are partial.

http://earthsky.org/tonight/friday-the-13th-supermoon-solar-eclipse

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Patheos-Pagan: What Is A Witch? Defining Witchcraft For Both Past And Present Day 

What is witchcraft? Is it separate from magic or a subsection of it? Are the terms “magic” and “witchcraft” interchangeable? If not (or not always), what makes them different?
First of all, a fast etymology lesson. Witchcraft itself comes from the Old English word wicce (wicca in the masculine form), which specifically refers to a “female magician, a sorceress”.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/teaaddictedwitch/2018/07/defining-witchcraft-past-present/

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Inner Journey

OPEN TO THE MOMENT

“Why not concentrate on the now instead of hoping for better times in the future? Why not understand the now instead of forgetting it and hoping for the future? Isn’t the future just another trap?”
— Anthony de Mello

Soul exists only in this moment. Every moment, no matter what the conditions, offers opportunities to touch and experience life in a new way. Our egos, with their fears and desires, easily get trapped in the past and the future, but the power to change exists only in this moment.

We don’t need to know more or have more before we can live more deeply. We simply need to pay attention to what’s happening now. To open without judgment to the worlds around and within us.

“Nothing is worth more than this day. You cannot relive yesterday. Tomorrow is still beyond your reach.”
— Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

You’re right too much self-discipline will discourage your playful, wandering imagination. It’ll snuff out the flames of inspiration and creativity. And it’ll weigh you down with routines and logic. It simply isn’t “spiritual.”

But, then, neither is too little.

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Beetroot Lemonade 

This is a wonderful nutritious lemonade with no refined sugar and it tastes like pink lemonade! It’s easy, fast and inexpensive to make. Loved by all ages. You’ll get a little bit of fiber and lots of vitamin C!

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Beetroot-Lemonade-2.html

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

Intentions: Love, Pleasure, Affairs of the Heart, Romance, Marriage, Sexual Matters, Physical Beauty, Friendship and Partnerships, Strangers, Peace, Healing, Beauty, gentleness and Women’s Issues.

Incense: Strawberry, Sandalwood, Rose, Saffron, Verbena and Vanilla
Planet: Venus
Sign: Libra and Taurus
Angel: Ariel
Colors: Green, Pink, Aqua
Herbs/Plants: Pink Rose, Ivy, Birch, Heather, Clematis, Sage, Violet and Water Lilly

Stones: Rose Quartz, Moonstone, Pink Tourmaline, Peridot, Emerald and Jade
Oil: (Venus) Cardamom, Palmrosa, Rose, Yarrow, Apple Blossom, Musk, Ambergris

Goddesses: Astarte, Aphrodite, Erzulie, Aida Wedo, Eve, Venus, Freya, Diana, Aset [Isis], The Witch Of Gaeta, Chalchiuhtlique

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Daily Wisdom
July 13, 2018

Music

“Music comes first from my heart, and then goes upstairs to my head where I check it out.” -Roberta Flack (1993)

Writing music is a spiritual experience. It comes from within and bubbles forth. I know people who are musical geniuses, expressing music is their dharma. It’s an amazing experience when you’re in your dharma, and doing what you’re really supposed to be doing. It comes easily, effortlessly, with timeless awareness. And when you’re done you look at what you’ve produced with amazement, like someone else must have done it. Where did this come from? The same place everything else comes from – God.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 5 Ways to Nourish the Mind, Body and Spirit This Summer 

When life gets you down and stress is seemingly everywhere, you need a moment to find nourishment. You might find your answer this summer. Make it a point to enjoy the warm sun on your face and allow the longer days to produce a bounce in your step. Summer is more than just a time for parties and barbecues, it can be a time of renewal for your entire being.
Read more at http://www.beliefnet.com/inspiration/5-ways-to-nourish-the-mind-body-and-spirit-this-summer.aspx#vdARjkkit0sGhCWr.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 11, 2018

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for July 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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Cool in the very furnace of July
The water-meadows lie;
The green stalks of their grasses and their flowers
They still refresh at fountains never dry.
-John Drinkwater (1882-1937)

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Spirituality & Health: Mindful Walking 

In the children’s book Wacky Wednesday, Dr. Seuss imagines a world where people are doing very odd things indeed, like driving a car facing backward. That’s how I felt the other day in my neighborhood. I saw one lady pushing her stroller, totally ignoring her baby while staring at her text messages. Another walked her dog, equally mesmerized by her phone and ignoring her cute pooch.

https://spiritualityhealth.com/articles/2018/07/09/mindful-walking

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MBG: An Altar Ritual To Bring Your Intentions To Life — Just In Time For Tomorrow’s New Moon

This upcoming new moon, which will occur during the wee hours of Friday, July 13, is also a partial solar eclipse. As the moon falls into the domain of caring, nurturing Cancer, an aspect of our emotional life could also be falling into place.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/new-moon-in-cancer-2018-ritual

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Daily Good: Cooking Stirs the Pot for Social Change

Every time we step to our stoves to make a meal we’re engaging with the society around us. Each ingredient that we use, every technique, every spice tells a story about our access, our privilege, our heritage, and our culture. The foods and dishes we consume are all part of larger forces that impact our lives. Our appetites and what we crave are the result of our place in the world at that time.

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2061/cooking-stirs-the-pot-for-social-change-korsha-wilson/

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Elephant Journal: Shift Happens: 20 Quotes for when we’re Afraid of Change.

Before I turned 18, my family had moved houses seven times.
I told myself that the constant moving had made me good at dealing with change. I prided myself on this.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/07/shift-happens-20-quotes-when-were-afraid-of-change/

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MNN: These wild animals can help guard your garden

When you grow plants for food, you’re part of a cultural revolution that dates back more than 10,000 years. It might not seem very revolutionary today, but agriculture helped our hunting-and-gathering ancestors sow the seeds of civilization. It was almost like humanity had finally begun to wean itself off the wilderness.

https://www.mnn.com/your-home/organic-farming-gardening/blogs/wildlife-can-guard-your-garden

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EarthSky News: Double moon on July 27? August 27?​​
Let’s be hoax-busters. This one is sure to be circulating, since it circulates every year. No. Mars will not be as large as the moon on July 27, August 27, or ever.

http://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/double-moon-on-august-27

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Patheos-Pagan: The Moon…what’s yours called?

Each monthly moon has a name and these are different in each culture, region, country, faith or religion – many, many different names but usually they refer to the season, the weather or what the people are up to at that time of the year.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/beneaththemoon/2016/11/the-moonwhats-yours-called/

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Inner Journey: 

WE PROJECT OUR STRENGTHS

“Any situation that you find yourself in, is an outward reflection of your inner state of beingness.”
— El Morya

We have discussed that OUR WORLD MIRRORS WHO WE ARE BACK TO US. When we get upset by something outside of us, our reaction shows us that we have an inner wound to be healed.

Just as we can be unconscious of our wounds, we can also be unconscious of our strengths. If you are really drawn to the positive qualities in another person, you are being invited to own those same qualities in yourself.

“The people we are in relationship with are always a mirror, reflecting our own beliefs, and simultaneously we are mirrors reflecting their beliefs. So relationship is one of the most powerful tools for growth… if we look honestly at our relationships we can see so much about how we have created them.”
— Shakti Gawain

“Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.”
— Henry Ward Beecher

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

If given just one wish for this year knowing that you could wish for anything at all and whatever you wished for was GUARANTEED to come true… would you wish for all things to be EXACTLY as they are?

Me too.

We bad,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Cranberry Apple Tuna Salad 

This is a fun twist on a tuna salad, adding some crunch and vibrance. I make a batch at the weekend. It keeps well in the fridge for days, making for quick and easy lunches. I love serving this at my summer parties.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Cranberry-Apple-Tuna-Salad.html

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Magical Correspondences for Wednesday 

Intentions:Rules healings, the mind, Communication, Divination, Writing, Knowledge, Business Transactions, Debt, Fear,Loss, Travel and Money Matters, Addictions, Young People, Messages, Perception, Self Expression.

Incense: Jasmine, Lavender, Sweet Pea, Cinnamon, Cinquefoil
Planet: Mercury and Chiron (though this is a moon of Pluto)
Sign: Virgo
Angel: Raphael
Colors: Orange, Light Blue, Grey, Yellow and, Opalescent colors and Violet
Herbs/Plants: Fern, Lavendar, Hazel, Cherry, Periwinkle
Stones: Aventurine, Bloodstone, Hematite, Moss Agate and Sodalite
Oil: (Mercury) Benzoin, Clary Sage, Eucalytus, Lavender

Goddesses: Aset [Isis], Demeter, Ceres, Spider Woman, Bona Dea, Oya,
Devi-Kali, Hella, Rhiannon, Coatlique, Maman Brigette, Sekhmet, Het Heret
[Hathor]

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Daily Wisdom
July 11, 2018

Music

“Music is your own experience, your own thoughts, your wisdom. If you don’t live it, it won’t come out of your horn. They teach you there’s a boundary line to music. But, man, there’s no boundary line to art.” -Charlie Parker (1920-1955)

Whatever we create comes through us. It is our own expression of music, or any kind of art, that makes it unique and original. Music is a part of the universe, and when we take the time to listen, we can channel it through to our everyday lives. There are infinite possibilities before us, and music is one way that we can experience that.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: A Spiritual Response to Daily Outrage

These days, we seem to be stuck in an endless cycle of awful news reports. Injustice seems more common than fairness. People in search of power or celebrity behave badly, sometimes with criminal cruelty. Social media seems to feed the cravings of drama addicts who pick fights just to enjoy watching folks spinning like tops in their fury. Who does not want to wash away the daily barrage of outrage?
Read more at http://www.beliefnet.com/wellness/a-spiritual-response-to-daily-outrage.aspx#rVCFCDc0GLboZpYD.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 10, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for July 10, 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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Dog Days bright and clear, indicate a happy year;
But when accompanied by rain, for better times our hopes are in vain.
-proverb

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Spiritual Unite: The Three Stages of Awakening Kundalini

Stages of awakening kundalini: The process of kundalini awakening is the name we give to the opening of the channels through which our spiritual energy flows.

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/stages-of-awakening-kundalini/

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MBG: Here’s Why “Find Your Passion” Isn’t The Best Advice

“Find your passion” has become standard self-help fare, but new research suggests that that advice misses the point: Finding fulfillment is actually more about understanding the nuances of a growth mindset versus a fixed mindset.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/finding-your-passion-is-a-lazy-approach-to-life-experts-say

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Daily Good: The Lonely Patience of Creative Work

Poet Rainier Maria Rilke believed that patience was vital to creative work: “Being an artist means, not reckoning and counting, but ripening like the tree which does not force its sap and stands confident in the storms of spring without the fear that after them may come no summer. It does come. But it comes only to the patient, who are there as though eternity lay before them, so unconcernedly still and wide. I learn it daily, learn it with pain to which I am grateful: patience is everything!” In order for work to flourish into art, the artist’s soul needs incubatory periods of self-reflection.

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2058/the-lonely-patience-of-creative-work-maria-popova/

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Elephant Journal: Psychic Attacks & How to Respond to Them

Energy attacks happen when a negative energetic vibration is directed toward us via other people’s thoughts, feelings, or emotions.

This often happens when someone is harbouring anger, vengefulness, resentfulness, jealousy toward us, or feels rejected in some way

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/06/psychic-attacks-how-to-respond-to-them/

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MNN: UNESCO selects 19 new breathtaking World Heritage Sites

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) selects World Heritage Sites that have cultural or historical value, or some other element of importance to the human race. Once selected, the sites receive international protections, preserving them for study and appreciation.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/wilderness-resources/blogs/unesco-new-world-heritage-sites

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EarthSky News: Jupiter ends retrograde on July 10-11

Tonight – July 10-11, 2018 – the planet Jupiter is poised in front of the stars of the zodiac. It’s now moving neither east nor west against the star background, but will soon resume its usual eastward course. In other words

http://earthsky.org/tonight/planet-jupiter-stationary-ends-retrograde

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Patheos-Pagan: What Is Incense For? A Few Things To Know About Incense

I burn incense virtually every day. It’s been a big part of my personal practice for years and it’s spanned practically all traditions I’ve ever encountered. There are incense burners in my home office and at the shop I co-own.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/thewitchesnextdoor/2017/09/incense-rituals-daily-practice/

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Inner Journey: 

DIRECT YOUR SUBCONSCIOUS MIND

“The power to move the world is in the subconscious mind.”
— William James

Our subconscious mind creates our lives perfectly according to how it has been programmed. It works 24 hours of every day, 365 days per year. It accepts instructions from the conscious mind, checks on old inner programming and executes.

The subconscious mind acts on old beliefs stored over a lifetime. Many of those beliefs you may have accepted without thinking. Or you may have absorbed them when you were too young to exercise choice. Many of the beliefs that govern your life may no longer match what you now hold to be true.

Nonetheless, the subconscious mind is the director till you rewrite the scripts. Put some effort into getting it working on your positive, conscious intentions instead of your old limiting, unconscious beliefs and your life will change.

“If a man devotes himself to the instructions of his own unconscious, it can bestow this gift [of renewal], so that suddenly life, which has been stale and dull, turns into a rich unending inner adventure, full of creative possibilities.”
— Marie-Louise von Franz

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

The BIG THING rarely happens when you ask for it, nor does it typically come from who or where you expect. It usually comes a bit later, from someone you didn’t even know when you first asked, as a result of some weird turn of events that were impossible to foresee.

So, chill. Be patient. Enjoy the moment. And let your friends, employers, and partners off the hook. Besides, they’re going to have enough to deal with when the BIG THING does arrive, if you know what I mean.

Won’t be long,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Strawberry Banana Bread

I had 5 over-ripe bananas and some leftover strawberries that were also a bit past their prime. This recipe made two loaves of bread. My boys loved it!

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Strawberry-Banana-Bread-3.html

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Magical Correspondences for Tuesday 

Intentions: Courage, Destination, Physical Strength, Revenge, Military Honors, Surgery and the Breaking of Negative Spells, Matrimony, War, Enemies, Prison, Vitality and Assertiveness

Incense: Dragon’s Blood, Patchouli, Lignum Aloes, Plantain

Perfumes: Hellebore, Carnation, Patchouli
Planet: Mars
Sign: Aries and Scorpio
Angel: Samuel
Colors: Red and Orange
Herbs/Plants:Red Rose, Cock’s Comb, Pine, Daisy, Thyme and Pepper
Stones: Carnelian, Bloodstone, Ruby, Garnet and Pink Tourmaline
Oil: (Mars) Basil, Coriander, Ginger

Goddesses: Aset [Isis], Soorejnaree, Pingalla, Anna, Aine, Danu, Yngona, Bellona, Aida Wedo, Sun Woman

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Daily Wisdom
July  10, 2018

Music

“Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard
Are sweeter.” -John Keats (1795-1821)

When we listen very carefully to the silence we can hear the songs of the universe. These songs are playing all the time, yet we are unaware of them because so many other things are going on at the same time. When we take the time to slow down, and “tune in” to these beautiful sounds, we are enraptured. God is a musician.”

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 20 Ways to Be Good To People

Don’t miss another opportunity to be good to someone, here are 20 easy things anyone can do…

Read more at http://www.beliefnet.com/inspiration/galleries/20-ways-to-be-good-to-people.aspx#brK6zFmxXDkdjdMe.99

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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)
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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

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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.

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