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

Read more……

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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…

Read more….

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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.”

Read more……

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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.

Read more…..

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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

higherawareness.com
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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!)

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, 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 August 21, 2019

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for August 21, 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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The sun is set; the swallows are asleep;
The bats are flitting fast in the gray air;
The slow soft toads out of damp corners creep,
And evening’s breath, wandering here and there
Over the quivering surface of the stream,
Wakes not one ripple from its summer dream.
-Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822)

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Spiritual Unite: Soul Urge Number 11 – High Vibration Beings

The soul urge number 11 speaks of the importance of your friends and relationships to your inner self and ultimate happiness.
Number 11 is the first master number, but more on that soon.

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/soul-urge-number-11/

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ThoughtCo: Divination with Stones

Lithomancy is the practice of performing divination by reading stones. In some cultures, the casting of stones was believed to be fairly common–a bit like checking one’s daily horoscope in the morning paper. However, because our ancient ancestors didn’t leave us a lot of information about how to read the stones, many of the specific aspects of the practice have been lost forever.

https://www.learnreligions.com/divination-with-stones-2561751

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Blue Color Meaning – The Color Blue 
Blue is a cool and calming color that shows creativity and intelligence. The color blue is a popular color among large companies, hospitals and airlines. It is a color that symbolizes loyalty, strength, wisdom and trust. Blue color meaning is also known to have a calming effect on the psyche.

https://www.color-meanings.com/blue-color-meaning-the-color-blue/

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Today’s Magickal Creature: Dragons

As one of the most popular mythological creatures in modern day, the dragon is no mystery. It does, however, have a lengthy history that many people are unaware of. When most people envision a dragon, they think of a large reptile-like creature with enormous wings that breathes fire and attacks castles. However, like all creatures of ancient lore, the dragon had more humble beginnings.

https://mythology.net/mythical-creatures/dragon/

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Elephant Journal: 7 Tips for Interpreting the Emotional Magic of our Dreams

Have you ever woken up from a dream and thought, Wow! What on Earth was that all about?
Maybe your mind was full of confusing images, your heart was racing, and you had a strange sense of foreboding, or possibly even joy?

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/08/7-tips-for-interpreting-the-emotional-magic-of-our-dreams-erica-leibrandt/

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MNN: 16 images that will make you feel ‘as free as a bird

Now in its fourth year, the Bird Photographer of the Year competition received more than 13,500 entries from 63 countries, making 2019 its biggest year yet. Both professional and amateur photographers were encouraged to submit photos in the eight different categories, as well as two additional special awards.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/blogs/bird-photographer-year-winners

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EarthSky News: Great Square points to Andromeda galaxy 

Tonight, look for the nearest large spiral galaxy to our Milky Way. It’s becoming well placed for evening viewing from Northern Hemisphere locations. The Great Square of Pegasus is a great jumping-off point for finding the famous Andromeda galaxy, also known to astronomers as Messier 31.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/andromeda-galaxy-visible-again-each-evening

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Patheos-Pagan: Run Rabbit Run – An Augury For One

Augury – the practice of reading signs and omens in natural phenomena1 – is at best an inexact science. Our modern attempts to practice it are hampered by our disconnection from nature. People regularly ask me “I saw a crow – could the Morrigan be calling me?”

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/johnbeckett/2019/08/run-rabbit-run-an-augury-for-one.html

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Inner Journey:

WHAT IF… ?

“The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.”
— Eden Phillpotts

What if you were to pretend that you were healthy, wealthy and wise? What if you were to decide to be happy, no matter what else was happening?

Take the power of ‘what if…’ seriously, and you will grasp the power to create a world of your own design. Everything, EVERYTHING begins in the imagination. Put it to work constructively for you.

“The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes.”
— William James

“Sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”
— Lewis Carroll

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Everything is optional, and every option holds a promise, and in every promise there’s a plan for the “best of your life.”
So, whatever you chose, or may yet choose, celebrate it.
To the conga line, “HEY!” –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Avocado Popsicles

This is a delicious and very simple avocado cold treat with only 4 ingredients. You can use this recipe to make avocado popsicles (like I made) or make avocado smoothies.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Avocado-Popsicles.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, Lavender, Hazel, Cherry, Periwinkle
Stones: Aventurine, Bloodstone, Hematite, Moss Agate and Sodalite
Oil: (Mercury) Benzoin, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, Lavender

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

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Daily Wisdom
August 21, 2019

Paradoxes

“God hides things by putting them near us.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Isn’t this so true? It’s one of those “forest for the trees” examples. There is joy and love and beauty all around us, and right inside of us… and yet where do we look? Many of the great spiritual teachers answer every question they are asked with the same statement: “Look within.” They might say it in hundreds of different ways, but the meaning is the same. It’s so simple, and yet so complex- what a paradox!

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Strength

Anger could raise its ugly little head today, but you have things under control. Don’t engage, if possible, and tactfully deflect the worst of whatever misunderstanding caused the outbreak. If it’s repressed anger, there may never be any loud or angry words. You can smooth any ruffled feathers simply by standing up and not being intimidated or rushed into any action or opinion. Be at your best today.

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 March 19, 2019

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for March 19, 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 come the March winds,
They blow and blow,
They sweep up the brown leaves
That green ones may grow.

-George Washington Wright Houghton (1850-91)

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Spirit Library: Unconditional Happiness

In the most fundamental ways, this precious planet we call home provides the sustenance, resources and opportunity, for us to live extraordinary lives of infinite potential. We are gifted with imagination and willpower to mold our thoughts and feelings into beautiful expressions filled with love, joy and inspired manifestations that expand the very essence of creation itself.

https://spiritlibrary.com/the-love-foundation/unconditional-happiness

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Daily Good: The Naked Voice: Transforming Life through the Power of Sound

“Your voice is as unique as your twelve-stranded DNA. However, many don’t know how to access it. Our schools and social conditioning don’t offer many clues. Yet the human voice is everyone’s birthright. It is a universal given, a bridge between the worlds, the soul’s messenger, a gift of spirit capable of inspiring evolutionary shifts in consciousness. Your authentic singing voice is the muscle and mouthpiece of your soul. As unique as your fingerprint and DNA, your soul has a melody, a rhythm, and a resonance that is yours alone.

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2242/the-naked-voice-transforming-life-through-the-power-of-sound-chloe-goodchild/

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Pioneer Thinking: Honey Color and Flavor

Honey is produced in every state, but depending on floral source location, certain types of honey are produced only in a few regions. Honey is also produced in most countries of the world. Following is a look at some of the most common U.S. honey floral varieties.

https://pioneerthinking.com/honey-color-and-flavor

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MNN: Kenya’s ‘Elephant Queen’ immortalized in remarkable photographs

The moment British wildlife photographer Will Burrard-Lucas first encountered the majestic “tusker” elephant quite literally took his breath away.
Officially classified as F_MU1, the towering giant was more reverently nicknamed Kenya’s “queen of the elephants.”

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/blogs/kenyas-elephant-queen-immortalized-remarkable-last-photographs

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EarthSky News: Does the equinox sun really rise due east and set due west?

The March 2019 equinox happens on March 20 at 21:58 Universal Time, which is 4:58 p.m. Central Daylight Time for us in the central U.S. Translate to your time zone. What’s more, the March 2019 full moon comes less than four hours later, to stage the closest coincidence of the March equinox with the full moon since March 20, 2000.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/equinox-sun-rises-due-east-and-sets-due-west

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Patheos-Pagan: Children’s Ostara Spring Welcoming

Here is simple ritual to perform with children in honor of Spring. You can also use it to introduce some simple concepts, such as circle casting, energy raising, grounding, and even herbalism. It was first published in Llewellyn’s 2007 Magical Almanac. I hope you enjoy it

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/oakandolive/2019/03/ostara-spring-welcoming/

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Inner Journey:

PERSONAL POWER

“The deep root of failure in our lives is to think, ‘Oh how useless and powerless I am.’ It is essential to think strongly and forcefully, ‘I can do it,’ without boasting or fretting.”
— Dalai Lama

Angeles Arrien says that whether we are male or female, we need to develop three kinds of power. People who hold these three powers cannot be ignored.
1. Power of presence – Being really present in each moment
2. Power of communication – Speaking my truth
3. Power of position – Being willing to take a stand

“A man’s true state of power and riches is to be in himself.”
— Henry Ward Beecher

“We are no longer puppets being manipulated by outside powerful forces; we become the powerful force ourselves.”
— Leo Buscaglia

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

You know here in the unseen, where everything is always spotlessly clean, all gadgets work, dust never settles, and everyone’s fit as a fiddle, we often miss the deep sense of satisfaction that you feel for a job well done, breaking a sweat, busting a move or otherwise living such blessed physical lives in such a magically spiritual world.

Truly, magic on its own, without even a smidge of suspense… bores.

You should see how fit I am,

The Universe

tut.com

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Pagan Library:

 Spring Sabbat Incense

Anon

3 parts Frankincense
2 parts Sandalwood
1 part Benzoin
1 part Cinnamon
a few drops Patchouli oil

Burn during spring and summer Sabbat rituals.

paganlibrary.com

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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
March 19, 2019 

Compassion

“It is the experience of touching the pain of others that is the key to change… Compassion is a sign of transformation.”

-Jim Wallis

Compassion is not limited to the human experience. Although, as intelligent beings, we can understand and express compassion and extend comfort to one another. My friend Maryanne sent me an article about a herd of elephants who appeared to be mourning one of their own who had died. They cried. I don’t know if elephants can understand with their minds just what they were experiencing, but they certainly were able to understand with their hearts. And we can empathize with them, we can project our own feelings of loss onto this situation and learn and grow from it.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 14 Ways to Spring Clean Your Energy
Here are some things that you might find helpful, as Spring approaches. They may not be new to you but try to do them over the next week or so, as a kind of ‘Spring Clean’ of your energy.

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 February 11, 2019

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for February 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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A sparrow enters the tree,
Whereon immediately
A snow-lump thrice his own slight size
Descends on him and showers his head and eyes.
-Thomas Hardy (1840-1928)

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Spiritual Unite: Willow Tree Symbolism – Find Strength In Being Adaptable

The willow tree is one of the more popular trees regarding symbolism and cultural importance.
Aligned and in tune with feminine energies and the divine feminine, the willow tree holds particularly relevant symbolism for women

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/willow-tree-symbolism-find-strength-in-being-adaptable/

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MBG: Weekly Horoscope: Your Valentine’s Day Forecast Is Here

According to the AstroTwins, this week will be off to a rocky start—but the dust will settle by Valentine’s Day.
On Wednesday, Mars and Uranus could send us into combat.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/weekly-horoscope-february-11-to-17-2019

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Herbal Muse: Lavender Coffee Body Polish

This easy-to-make scrub exfoliates skin to allow for healthy cell turnover and prepare the skin to receive the benefits of lavender essential oil, which is not only highly fragrant but has clinically proven therapeutic properties. Applied topically, the oil counters acne, burns and inflammatory skin conditions. The healing properties of the herb are due to the presence of organic compounds called aldehydes and ketones.

https://www.herbalmusings.com/lavender-coffee-scrub

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MNN: Plant life will take your breath away in these 13 winning images

The International Garden Photographer of the Year honors photographers for their outstanding imagery captured in gardens, parks and cities.

https://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/blogs/international-garden-photographer-year-winning-images-2019-beauty-and-importance-plant-life

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EarthSky News: For those at southerly latitudes, Canopus!

Tonight, think about – or look for – a star that northern stargazers rarely see. It’s Canopus, and it’s the second-brightest star in the entire sky. That means this star is easily visible, even on a moonlit night

https://earthsky.org/tonight/for-those-at-southerly-latitudes-canopus

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Patheos-Pagan: Acknowledging Our Magical Origin Stories Makes Us Stronger

When I was a child and a teen, I didn’t know how to make sense of the magical things that happened to me. How could I process my out-of-body experiences, the voices I heard in my mind before someone else spoke them, or my innate, overwhelming love of the gods?

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/starlight/2019/02/acknowledging-our-magical-origin-stories-makes-us-stronger/

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Inner Journey:

HEAL THE PAST

“What you bring forth out of yourself from the inside will save you. What you do not bring forth out of yourself from the inside will destroy you.”
— Gospel of Thomas

We can transform painful memories by re-imagining them from the soul’s perspective of love and meaning.

Andrew Schneider says that all experiences have the purpose of serving the soul. An experience in the past blocked us because our fear at the time distorted our perception of what happened. To transform this limiting experience, we must bring what was then unconscious into the soul’s realm through consciousness.

We can do this by following these steps:
1. RECALL the past experience that might inhibit us.
2. OWN the experience (no judgment, blame, etc.).
3. TAKE RESPONSIBILITY for it and the consequences (i.e., the experience was determined by my subjective perception of what occurred, dictated by my lack of wholeness — specifically my fears).
4. GIVE IT MEANING (the soul was attempting to gain some kind of mastery or skill, but we didn’t know that at the time).
5. RE-IMAGINE it from the perspective of soul consciousness (showing its higher purpose).

“Letting go of our suffering is the hardest work we will ever do. It is also the most fruitful. To heal means to meet ourselves in a new way — in the newness of each moment where all is possible and nothing is limited to the old.”
— Stephen Levine

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

To be loved like you’ve never been loved you must love like you’ve never loved.

Sounds pretty easy –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Indian Summer Cornbread

A favorite bread from the northern Cherokee nation to enjoy with a drizzle of honey or butter.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Indian-Summer-Cornbread-1.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
February 11, 2019

Spirituality

“The spiritual quest begins, for most people, as a search for meaning.”

-Marilyn Ferguson, The Aquarian Conspiracy, 1980
We talk a lot about spiritual growth, but lets look a little deeper into what that really means to us. I think it’s true that most of us found ourselves on a spiritual path because we were looking for “more,” because we instinctively knew that there was something beyond the material world that could sustain us, nourish us, and fill our hearts. And perhaps all of our questions aren’t answered, but we catch glimpses of profound peace, and joy, and that keeps us going. Each day is new, each day we learn and grow and bask in the glow of spirit.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 5 Suggestions for Cultivating Self-Love
Self-love can seem unattainable. It might be because, in part, self-love sounds abstract and ambiguous. To be clear, self-love is both an attitude and an act. It’s how you view yourself, and how you…
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 January 1, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for January 1, 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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With the old Almanack and the old Year,
Leave thy old Vices, tho’ ever so dear.

-Proverb

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Spiritual Unite: Succulent Plant Symbolism – Relationship With Water And Romance

The Succulents are a family of plants that are characterised by thick, fleshy parts that are used primarily to store water.
This family of plants includes cacti, aloe and asparagus – alongside dozens more.

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/succulent-plant-symbolism-relationship-with-water-and-romance/

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MBG: The Complete Zodiac Guide To 2019. What’s In The Stars For You?

Plant your soles on solid ground, but don’t take your shoes off and get comfortable just yet. This year’s cosmic lineup is an interesting mix of grounding earth-sign energies and motivating fire-sign mojo. After several intense years that have yanked our emotions all over the map, we need to stand firm—if only to regain our centers. But once we reconnect to our truths, it’s time to mobilize!

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/2019-astrology-guide

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Daily Good: Home: The Movie

World renowned photographer, Yann Arthus-Bertrand, released “Home” on World Environment Day, June 5, 2009. Shot in 54 countries and 120 locations over 217 days, “Home” is almost entirely composed of aerial footage showing how everything on earth is interconnected. Though the visually stunning images inspire a sense of awe, wonder, and appreciation for our home planet, this film was produced to awaken a collective conscience and responsibility. “Home” poses the prospect that unless we take responsible action to protect the earth’s resources, we risk losing the only home we may ever have

http://www.karmatube.org/videos.php?id=2241

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Tetrakyts: Mindfulness in 2019 – 5 Mindfulness Tips for the New Year

2019 is coming and people are starting to make new resolutions for the new year. If you’re a spiritually minded person, as most of our readers are, there’s a good chance that some of your resolutions will involve spirituality, and I know that a lot of you will want to increase your mindfulness.

https://www.thetetraktys.com/2018/mindfulness-in-2019-5-mindfulness-tips-for-the-new-year/

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MNN: Woodland animals leap from the screen in Finnish photographer’s work

When most people think of Finland, they likely imagine a country of sprawling forests and winter wonderlands where everyone is content and has a respectful relationship with wildlife.
Helsinki University student and photographer Ossi Saarinen has lived in Finland his whole life, and his work reveals his passion for nature and animals.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/blogs/woodland-creatures-finnish-fairyland-setting-ossi-saarinen

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EarthSky News: Earth closest to sun on January 2-3

Tonight – January 2, 2019 – we reach Earth’s closest point to the sun for this entire year at 11:20 p.m. CST (central U.S.). It’ll be the morning of January 3 for Europe and Africa … later in the day January 3 for the rest of the world (January 3 at 5:20 UTC; translate to your time zone). Astronomers call this special point in our orbit perihelion, from the Greek roots peri meaning near and helios meaning sun.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/earth-comes-closest-to-sun-every-year-in-early-january

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Patheos-Pagan: Saying No to New Year Resolutions 

I hate New Year Resolutions. Hate. It’s an active waste of energy, this hate, but whenever I hear folx talking about their resolutions for 2019, my ass begins to twitch. It’s a real problem. A personal problem, naturally, but real enough for me.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/kacealexander/2018/12/no-new-year-resolutions/

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Inner Journey: 

SPIRITUAL PATHWAYS

“In any way that men love me in that same way they find my love: for many are the paths of men, but they all in the end come to me.”
— Song of God, Bhagavad Gita

Spirit – the life force – exists in everything. It follows, then, that ANY path, any encounter is spiritual if we have the awareness to see it as such. Going deeper, going higher, emptying, connecting, believing or disbelieving, bouncing off the bottom, experiencing the heights, in pain, in ecstasy ….

Too often, we search afar for our own purpose when it is in our lives all the time, waiting for us to express it more openly. Bring greater awareness to each encounter and situation in life. Tune in to what you are inspired to do, who you are inspired to be. Your answers are waiting for you to pay attention – every moment!

“…focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it.”
— Greg Anderson

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Ever notice how those who give their all to just “getting by,” usually do?

Yeah.

Then you must wonder, too, why they don’t just give their all to rocking the flippin’ world?

Costs the same.

Just another one of life’s mysteries,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Turmeric Morning Shot

This is my morning turmeric shot I have every morning. I make little batch and store in the fridge. This lasts 1 week for 2 people. Turmeric is full of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. It has been used for thousands of years – even as medicine.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Turmeric-Morning-Shot.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
January 1, 2019

Authenticity

“To be nobody-but-yourself – in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else – means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.”

-e.e. cummings
When you think about all the advertisements and magazines and commercials that encourage us to buy and be made-over and to do this and that to improve ourselves, it’s a wonder there’s any individuality left at all! We tend to want this actor’s hairstyle and that model’s figure – or that politician’s power and this athlete’s paycheck. All of these “things” are held up to us as the ideal. And yet, we know, deep inside, that what is REAL is so much more than that. Though we’re inundated by the mega-media machine, we must keep reminding ourselves that what we have to hold onto is who we are, and that is invaluable.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: Affirmations to Move Past Pain
Affirmations are a simple tool we can use to feel better about ourselves. Use these affirmations to help you overcome the past and focus on moving forward.

Read more…..

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for June 20, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for June 20, 2018

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

Blessings, Cat

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It is not summer until the crickets sing.
-proverb

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Spiritual Unite: Underactive Crown Chakra Symptoms

The crown chakra  or Sahasrara in Sanskrit  is the seventh and final of the primary subtle body chakras or energy centres. It represents the highest spiritual ideas of consciousness and oneness in the universe, as well as being very important for establishing spiritual connections. When our crown chakra is underactive,

http://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/underactive-crown-chakra-symptoms/

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MBG: How To Teach Kids To Love Nature In A Tech-Obsessed World

We know that nature serves as a calming force when we’re stressed or anxious, and its effects on children may be even more profound.

“Nature has the power to make children happier, healthier, and smarter,” Sarah Milligan-Toffler, executive director of the Children & Nature Network, explained during the Biophilic Leadership Summit, a gathering of dozens of thought leaders in nature-inspired design held this April.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/how-why-to-encourage-kids-to-play-outside

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Daily Quiz

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Elephant Journal: The Modern Self-Love Trap & what Loving Ourselves really Means.

“Because one believes in oneself, one doesn’t try to convince others. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn’t need others’ approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her.” ~ Lao-Tzu

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/06/the-modern-self-love-trap-what-loving-ourselves-really-means/

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MNN: 21 images that capture the raw beauty of nature

From sprawling landscapes to a tiny gnat on a mushroom, these images from The Nature Conservancy’s annual photography competition capture the awe-inspiring wonder of nature. The competition offers an array of categories including wildlife, people & nature and water.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/wilderness-resources/blogs/images-capture-raw-beauty-nature-nature-conservancy-photo-contest

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EarthSky News: All you need to know: June solstice​

The solstice happens this week. Longest day for the Northern Hemisphere. Shortest day for the Southern Hemisphere. Either way … a good time to celebrate

http://earthsky.org/earth/everything-you-need-to-know-june-solstice

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Patheos-Pagan: Personal Development And Self Work Is Utterly Crucial To Spirituality And The Craft 

I’ve touched upon this in a number of blog posts, especially in discussing the notions of true will and spiritual journeys, but a number of recent events have necessitated in my spelling this out in black and white: you absolutely, positively cannot get away with being involved in spiritual and/or occult pursuits without putting forth some serious, ongoing effort towards self improvement and self knowledge. This is universal regardless of tradition, practice, or belief.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/teaaddictedwitch/2018/06/personal-dev-crucial-to-spirituality/

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Inner Journey: 

FEELING TRAPPED? SLOW DOWN!

“If you’re having difficulty coming up with new ideas, then slow down. For me, slowing down has been a tremendous source of creativity. It has allowed me to open up — to know that there’s life under the earth and that I have to let it come through me in a new way. Creativity exists in the present moment. You can’t find it anywhere else.”
— Natalie Goldberg

Feeling trapped in some way? Give yourself space. Space to do nothing but breathe. To intentionally relax those tight muscles. To just for a few precious minutes, let it all go.

The world will keep turning if you tune out for a short while. And your world will begin to recover its balance.

“It’s important to be heroic, ambitious, productive, efficient, creative, and progressive, but these qualities don’t necessarily nurture soul. The soul has different concerns, of equal value: downtime for reflection, conversation, and reverie; beauty that is captivating and pleasuring; relatedness to the environs and to people; and any animal’s rhythm of rest and activity.”
— Thomas Moore

higherawareness.com

 

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A Note from the Universe

The more you find good in another, the more you’ll find good in yourself.

No matter whom that “other” is.

Love you so,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Cucumber and Watermelon Salad

I’ve seen oodles of assorted recipes for cucumber and watermelon salads online, but here’s what I came up with. The combinations of ingredients sound strange, but they are a wonderful blend of flavors.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/tf84821471.tip.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
June 20, 2018

Creativity

“When we are writing, or painting, or composing, we are, during the time of creativity, freed from normal restrictions, and are opened to a wider world, where colors are brighter, sounds clearer, and people more wondrously complex than we normally realize.” -Madeleine L’Engle, (Walking on Water 1980)

Creativity is freeing. It is exploring the great “what if” out there. When our imagination is unleashed we can soar to ever-greater heights. We experience our connection to the Universe in a profound way, with timeless awareness and innate wisdom.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: Birth Month Flowers and Their Meanings 

Many people do not know that in addition to every month having a birth stone associated with it, each month also has a birth flower. Each birth flower has a unique meaning. In modern times knowing a person’s birth flower allows you add that extra personalized touch when looking for a creative way to celebrate or give a special gift.

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 February 21, 2018

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