Cat’s Morning Bits for May 24, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for May 24, 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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In the great gardens, after bright spring rain,
We find sweet innocence come once again,
White periwinkles, little pensionnaires
With muslin gowns and shy and candid airs.

-Dame Edith Sitwell (1887-1964)

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Spiritual Unite: 12 Psychic Signs of Love You Should Recognise

We’re psychically connected to the entire universe. What makes that connection powerful is true love. We’re complete individuals, with unrestricted potentials of empathy and love. Our talents lay dormant as long as we don’t find someone who makes us believe in ourselves. Soulmates come into our lives to serve that purpose. They propel us towards endless love and light.

http://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/psychic-signs-of-love/

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MBG: The One Part Of Your Home You’re Not Paying Enough Attention To, According To Feng Shui 

Feng shui philosophy says that playing up your home’s entryway changes the way you experience the world. Entries blur the boundary between the outside world and our inner sanctuary, and they’re the first chance to deliver a good impression. These thresholds are the ideal space for welcoming fanfare—a home’s signature way of pulling us into an embrace. So if your foyer could use some tending to, here are a few ways to bring it into full bloom according to feng shui:

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/entryway-design-in-feng-shui

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Elephant Journal: What Everyone Gets Wrong About Life Purpose

If there’s one thing we’re all searching for in our lives, it’s purpose.
We want to feel happy, fulfilled, meaningful—like our lives matter. We want to feel like there’s a point to all of this and that even our worst suffering is leading us somewhere.

At its core, it’s what we’re all actively seeking when we study spirituality, travel the world, achieve success in our work, and connect with loved ones. To know and share our purpose.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/05/what-everyone-gets-wrong-about-life-purpose/

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MNN: When you walk home at 5 a.m., sometimes you meet some strange characters

Police officers get all sorts of weird calls — especially around 5 in the morning. Just ask the North Ridgeville Police Department, about 25 miles southwest of Cleveland. The department got a call on May 19 from a man who said he was walking home from a train station and was being followed by a pig and didn’t know what to do.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/man-walking-home-Ohio-pig-police

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EarthSky News: Look for the legendary green flash

The green flash image at the top of this post was taken by Jim Grant, an EarthSky friend on Facebook. He captured it off the coast of Ocean Beach, California and identified it a mock mirage green flash.

http://earthsky.org/tonight/see-the-legendary-green-flash

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Patheos-Pagan: Magic In The Office – 3 Things I Do At Work

Gwion Raven of The Witches Next Door has an interesting post titled Magic In The Office – 3 Sneaky Things I Really Do At Work. One of his jobs is serving as a business consultant – he describes how he uses magic to get the results his clients need, which keeps him gainfully employed.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/johnbeckett/2018/05/magic-in-the-office-3-things-i-do-at-work.html

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Inner Journey: 

PERFECTIONISM

“We have the need to be accepted and to be loved by others, but we cannot accept and love ourselves. The more self-love we have, the less we will experience self-abuse. Self-abuse comes from self-rejection, and self-rejection comes from having an image of what it means to be perfect and never measuring up to that ideal. Our image of perfection is the reason we reject ourselves the way we are, and why we don’t accept others the way they are.”
— Don Miguel Ruiz

“The maxim ‘Nothing but perfection’ may be spelled ‘Paralysis.'”
— Winston Churchill

“After enough mirror gazing, we all develop our ‘cosmic sense of humor.’ We no longer try to be perfect, or try to get all our work done in time. We become content with whatever life brings. Just to deal with what comes up without crucifying ourselves or others is enough of a challenge.”
— Paul Ferrini

“Good enough never is.”
— Debbi Fields

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Believing you can, you can. Though you might not.

Believing you can’t, won’t change that you can. It just hides it.

Whereas simply getting started, however timid your first steps are and consistently moving in the direction of your dreams day after day, will eventually create such unstoppable momentum, you’ll find it nearly impossible to believe that there was ever a time when you wavered.

Let’s give them something to talk about –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Black Bean Quinoa Salad

I threw this together for a quick summer salad this week. My husband loved it so much that he said he would eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Quinoa is so versatile and a great substitute for pasta or rice.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/tf78484246.tip.html

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

Intentions: Luck, Happiness, Health/ Healing, Religion, Legal Matters, Male Fertility, Treasure and Wealth, Honor, Riches, Clothing Desires, Leadership, Public Activity, Power and Success, Trade and Employment

Incense: Cinnamon,Henbane Nutmeg and Sage

Planet: Jupiter
Sign: Sagittarius and Pisces
Angel: Sachiel
Colors: Purple, Royal Blue and Indigo
Herbs/Plants: Cinnamon, Beech, Buttercup, Coltsfoot, Oak
Stones: Sugilite, Amethyst, Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli and Sapphire
Oil: (Jupiter) Clove, Lemon Balm, Oakmoss, Star Anise

Goddesses: Juno, Hera, Kwan Yin, Mary, Cybele, Tara, Mawu, Mlaba Mwana Waresa, Ishtar, Nuit

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Daily Wisdom
May 24, 2018

Freedom

“To have freedom is only to have that which is absolutely necessary to enable us to be what we ought to be.” -Ibn Rahel (Medieval Christian chronicler, lived in Egypt)
One of my children’s songs has a line in it that says: “You gotta be you and you gotta do what you love to do.” That’s freedom. Freedom lets us be ourselves. We often take freedom for granted – it feels so natural to us. But we need to recognize it every once in awhile, and celebrate it.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 7 Things That Happen When You Take Responsibility For Your Life

Too many of us simply drift through our lives, allowing fate to take us where it may. But a life without commitment is a life wasted, and so it’s important to live on purpose, and to make intentional choices every single day.

This is how you build a life that is truly yours—you put it together, choice by choice.

 http://www.beliefnet.com/inspiration/7-things-that-happen-when-you-take-responsibility-for-your-life.aspx#uVdBE5zjVVtRTWKt.99

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! Visit Our Store

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


					

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 16, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for May 16, 2018

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

Blessings, Cat

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The apple-trees with bloom are all aglow-
Soft drifts of perfumed light-
A miracle of mingled fire and snow-
A laugh of Spring’s delight!
-Horatio Nelson Powers (1826-90)

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Spiritual Unite: What Are The Best Throat Chakra Crystals?

The throat chakra is an important energy centre in the body that is broadly responsible for things like expression, self-esteem, confidence and relationships. When there are problems in the throat chakra there are a variety of crystals that can be used to recover balance, cleanse and clear blockages

http://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/what-are-the-best-throat-chakra-crystals/

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MBG: This Spiritual Philosophy Could Transform Your Relationships

You can’t have unity without diversity. The trick is to find the unity in diversity. Hear me out: Many spiritual philosophies say that while we are all different, our collective evolution—as people, as a society—unifies us. While no two people are the same, two people can still be one. As evidenced by mindbodygreen’s mantra, You. We. All., our true power comes through when we understand and respect one another, when we connect through our common purpose as people on this planet.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/how-to-relate-to-others-in-a-more-meaningful-way

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Spirituality & Healing: 6 Ways to Deal with Nighttime Anxiety

Wake up! It’s 2:40 a.m., prime time for feeling panicky and dyspeptic. Let’s ruminate! Let’s go over everything on the to-do list! Let’s feel overwhelmed, maybe with a little side sauce of guilt. What’s that, brain? You want to go deeper, ponder the very point of our lives? Sure… Until 4:55, when we finally doze back off. Ugh. My internist told me that insomnia like this is sometimes caused by our brains being “too full,” which certainly resonated with me. So, what to do with a too-full brain at 3 a.m.?

https://spiritualityhealth.com/articles/2018/05/14/6-ways-to-deal-with-nighttime-anxiety

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Elephant Journal: 4 Ways to “Let it Go” even when we’re Still really Stinking Mad

When confiding in a trusted friend or family member about something that is bothering me, I am often told to just “let it go.”
“Yes, great, I would love that,” I think to myself. “But how exactly do I do that?”
We usually know when we need to let go, but what if we aren’t quite ready or we are really stinking mad and need to sit with those feelings for a minute? Sometimes someone suggesting we just “let it go” seems a little harsh and can anger us even more.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/05/4-ways-to-let-it-go-even-when-were-still-really-stinking-mad/

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MNN: More than 100 new species found in newly discovered Bermuda ocean zone

The ocean never ceases to surprise us, even in waters we’ve studied for decades.

Take, for instance, the waters off the coast of Bermuda. Scientists have discovered a whole new ocean zone that’s home to previously undiscovered species of marine life.

Read more…………

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EarthSky News: Young moon beneath Venus May 16

Tonight – May 16, 2018 – seek for the the young moon beneath the dazzling planet Venus at evening dusk. Since this whisker-thin and pale lunar crescent will be sitting low in the sky, it’ll be to your advantage to find an unobstructed horizon in the direction of sunset. If you miss the moon after sunset today (May 16), try your luck after sunset tomorrow

http://earthsky.org/tonight/young-moon-beneath-venus-may-16

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Patheos-Pagan: Salt City Pagan: I’m Not Ready to Label Myself, Are You?

Let’s have a quick chat about why I am not ready to embrace labels as part of my path quite yet but that one day I hope to have something that I can identify with. As many people already know I have SOME labels that I freely embrace and they feel quite comfortable. Things like: gay, kitchen-witch, son, brother, uncle (guncle if you please), and all of the mundane work labels that come with my job. What I am not comfortable embracing is the title of Druid or Wiccan as of yet.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/agora/2018/05/salt-city-pagan-im-not-ready-to-label-myself-are-you/

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Inner Journey: Befriend yourself

“Self-contempt never inspires lasting change.”
— Jane R. Hirschmann & Carol H. Munter

The journey to know ourselves ideally brings us to self-understanding and acceptance. It is NOT a quest for self-improvement.

When we open to love and accept ourselves, no matter what, we allow our innate love, power and wisdom to emerge naturally.

“Who you really are is enough.”
— Oriah Mountain Dreamer

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

The easiest way to avoid letdowns and disappointments,  is…

No, it’s not lowering your standards. That’s quitting.

No, it’s not releasing expectations. That’s an old wives’ tale.

And no, it’s not relinquishing all mortal desires. That’s an ancient religion.

It’s never tricking yourself into thinking that your happiness is dependent upon the things and events of time and space, or what other people think, say, and do.

So go ahead, aim high, expect a miracle, and want it all…

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Ginger Chicken Stir Fry

Ginger and chicken is a popular combination in Chinese cuisine as well as in many other Asian countries.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Ginger-Chicken-Stir-Fry-Recipes.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
May 16, 2018

Dreams

All that we see or seem
Is but a dream within a dream.” -Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1845)

What is real? It has been said that the first three states of consciousness (sleeping, dreaming and waking) are just an illusion. That “reality” comes with higher states of consciousness, when we can see God in all things, and when we can see the Oneness of all creation. When we “wake up” to reality, we will see the beauty of life all around us at all times.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet:5 Ways Archangel Michael has Your Back

All of the archangels are helpful entities, but Archangel Michael appears to be the archangel who shows up most regularly in our lives. While each archangel has access to enormous power and grace, archangels can at times have a subtle presence, or be working on your behalf behind the scenes without your knowledge, but Archangel Michael seems to have a more immediate, pronounced presence. Archangel Michael is an especially “hands on” archangel.

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! Visit our Store

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


					

Cat’s Morning Bits for April 10, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for April 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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Again the blackbirds sing; the streams
Wake, laughing, from their winter dreams,
And tremble in the April showers
The tassels of the maple flowers.
-John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-92)

almanac.com

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mindbodygreen: Creative Ways To Bring The Outside Into Your Home (Besides Houseplants

As a designer who is inspired by nature’s colors, textures, and patterns, I have trained my eye to find the beauty of the outside world and bring it in.

Nature can inspire me literally a plant I see and draw can reemerge in a print or abstractly�the dense colors of overlapping foliage can appear as a color scheme; the curling, folding edges of a leaf as a ruffled hem. The natural world also inspires the spirit of my work. Being in the presence of nature grounds me and gives me the calm temperament that allows me to begin the creative process.

Read more……..

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Beliefnet: How Your 7 Energy Centers Effect Your Life

Chakra is a Sanskrit word meaning wheel. Chakras are energy centers in our body that look like spinning wheels. When our chakras are properly balanced, we feel healthy and happy. Picture seven spinning wheels in the colors of the rainbow starting at your spine and moving along your back to the top of your head. In order to maintain optimum health and healing, we need to keep these seven energy centers balanced and aligned with each other. When they�re too small, we feel closed off, alone and disconnected. When they�re too big, life feels overwhelming, dramatic and out of control. In this article, you�ll learn where your chakra are and how to keep them balanced.

Read more…….

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Spiritual Unite: My View on Current Spiritual Energies

Recently, I met with my mentor who is a Reiki Master, and we talked about current spiritual energies. He predicted that light and darkness would continue to flourish and a widening gap will develop between the two. Now, what did he mean by that? Well, let’s say that the year 2018 will bring great things for optimistic people. It will

Read more……

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A Bountiful Moment

It’s not your job to like me…. it’s mine. Katie Byran

 

Daily Thought:Your opinion is the only one that matters when it comes to how you are viewed or cared for. You are the only one who gets to say whether what you do is good, or needs improvement. You are the only one who gets to judge whether what you do is enough to make your life matter. You alone get to decide if you are loved and supported. And always remember that can only be done by loving yourself.
Daily Practice: Act as if you are the most important person in the world today, because you are. Make sure the things you are saying to yourself throughout the day are supportive and kind. Put yourself first in making decisions and choices. When you do things today act as if you are caring for the person you love most.

Have a Great Day and Believe in Yourself!

Dr. Juliann (my child therapist.com)

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EarthSky News: Tonight, How Leo the Lion lost his tail

And how we gained a new constellation. One of the most famous legends of skylore, here.

Read more…………

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Patheos-Pagan: Witchcraft & Prayer

“Wait. You actually experience the gods?” This is a question I’ve had posed to me more than once, and sadly from many pagans and witches who are unsure if they’re working with spirits or their imagination. Of course I do. If I didn’t, how would I know they were real
Read more…………

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Inner Journey: Giving Choice

“Freedom of choice is more to be treasured than any possession earth can give.”
— David O. McKay
I want to choose the details of my life. Fortunately, I’ve come to appreciate how important it is to give others the freedom to choose their own paths.

None of us wants our choice robbed from us. I can’t know what’s best for anyone but me. So why give unsolicited advice to others and expect them to follow it?

“The truest characters of ignorance are vanity, and pride and arrogance.”
— Samuel Butler

“What man wants is simply independent choice, whatever that may cost and wherever it may lead.”
— Fyodor Dostoyevsky

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Thanks for every single time you ever fell in love.

Whether or not it was obvious, whether or not it lasted, and whether or not you were loved back, it changed everything.

You changer,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Baked Brie

A soft, French cheese round when baked and served with a variety of different foods makes a wonderful appetizer for any gathering.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Baked-Brie-Recipes.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 April 10, 2018

Optimism

“I’ve got to admit it’s getting better
It’s a little better all the time.”

John Lennon (1940-1980) and Paul McCartney (1942-) “Getting Better” 1967

When we learn to look at the world optimistically, we see that there is some evolution going on, some growth spiritually that just naturally takes place. We might lose sight of it at times, but because we are growing spiritually, things ARE getting better! And they’re getting better all the time.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Birds & Blooms: 5 Ways to Create a Bird-Safe Backyard

Keep your feathered friends healthy with clean feeders, fresh birdseed and a natural yard.

A lot of planning, time and money go into attracting and feeding your backyard birds. But making your space appealing to them with food and plants they love is only one part of the equation. You also need to ensure that birds stay safe while in your yard.

Read more…………

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! Visit Our Store

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


					

Cat’s Morning Bits for March 30, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for March 30, 2018

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

Blessings, Cat

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Loveliest of trees, the cherry now
Is hung with bloom along the bough,
And stands about the woodland ride
Wearing white for Eastertide.
A. E. Housman (1859-1936)

almanac.com

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Spirit Library: April 2018 Astro-Energy Report – Hard As Steel, Soft As Silk

This month sees a concentration of energy in the signs of Capricorn and Aries, favouring pragmatic action fuelled by self-confidence and well-honed instinct

Read more….

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Spiritual Unite: How To Protect Your Energy As An Empath

How to protect your energy as an empath: Could you sense what other people are feeling without them saying a word? Could you sense the emotional changes in the environment? Then, there’s a possibility that you are an empath. Empath are the people who are highly sensitive to the changes of energy around them. Whether the change occurs in people,

Read more……

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A Bountiful Moment: Know your expectations.

Daily Thought: Expectations set the bar for your actions. If you believe and expect that nothing will happen then your efforts will follow. Set your expectations to achieve what you believe to be true about yourself. Always strive to the highest mark and accept with grace and gratitude the accomplishments reached along the way. Make sure your personal expectations are high enough to keep you striving and realistic enough to make your proud

Daily Practice: What are your self-expectations? Are they high enough that you can divide into steps to reach? Take some time today to evaluate what your beliefs about yourself are and what you believe you are capable of achieving. Set a goal that you never thought yourself capable of and break it into little self- expectations to reach it.

Have a Great Day and Believe in Yourself!

Dr. Juliann (my child therapist.com)

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EarthSky News: Tonight and tomorrow  Moon in Virgo

Virgo the Maiden is a large, faint, rambling constellation with a single bright star, Spica. You’ll see this star near the moon the next few evenings. By the way, Saturday night’s moon is the second Blue Moon of 2018

Read more…..

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Patheos-Pagan: Persephone: Goddess of Adaptation

Persephone is often seen only as the maiden taken to the Under World against her will, but there is so much more to her than that. In fact, she became the fierce Queen of Hell ruling over her domain very much the equal to Hades while saving humanity by adapting the climate to give us the growing season. To put Persephone’s story into a contemporary context, we can classify her as a Goddess of Adaptation because of how she transformed herself, managed her relationships and turned the wheel of the year.
Read more….

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Inner Journey: Conscious Communication

“If we want to be compassionate we must be conscious of the words we use. We must both speak and listen from the heart.”
— Marshall B. Rosenberg

Conscious communication requires us to be truly present to what is occurring. When we are unconscious, we both speak to and react to others out of habit. And in the face of what we perceive as someone’s judgment and criticism, we automatically (and unconsciously) defend, withdraw or attack.

To communicate consciously requires attention to two areas:
1.I need to speak from awareness of what I am perceiving, feeling and needing, and
2.Through watching and listening, I need to be aware of those same needs in others.

“When we focus on clarifying what is being observed, felt, and needed rather than on diagnosing and judging, we discover the depth of our own compassion.”
— Marshall B. Rosenberg

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Better to try and fail than forever wonder what might have been….

Not that there’s really any failing, because in the journey you will love and be loved, get nearer your goal, and probably realize that you should have dreamed bigger to begin with, as you pluck that baby from the tree of life on a subsequent go around.

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Easy, Healthy Bread (With Hormone-Balancing Ingredients!)

When my sister-in-law had a baby, I made her this bread to have on hand during her marathon nursing sessions and froze it in slices that were easy to reheat. This bread is so good for women’s hormonal health, from the flaxseed meal (which has been shown in studies to help with PCOS and hormone balance) to the goji berries (which have been shown to regulate hormone levels). There’s no kneading or complex fermentation process here, but it comes out like a real loaf of bread. It also has a subtle sweetness and tons of plant-based protein and healthy fat to keep your blood sugar stable throughout the day.

Read more………

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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
March 30, 2018

Work

“All growth depends upon activity. There is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work. Work is not a curse; it is the prerogative of intelligence… the measure of civilization.” ~-Calvin Coolidge

It’s great to plan, to pay attention, to have intention, to dream, wish, and visualize. Yet there comes a time when we must take action! Work is how things get done. Because we live on this human plane, work is how we learn and grow. Whether it is by studying or through our experiences, our activities take us to new places mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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MNN: Sea turtles return to Mumbai beach after 20-year absence

Two decades after they were last spotted nesting on Versova beach in Mumbai, Olive Ridley turtles appear to be returning to the shoreline that was once drowning in plastic waste.

Workers volunteering during a regular cleanup campaign last week spotted more than 80 hatchlings crawling towards the Arabian Sea � a historic moment for a place previously buried under millions of pounds of trash.

Read more…..

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! Visit Our Store! 🙂

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


					

Cat’s Morning Bits for March 29, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for March 29, 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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Daffodils,
That come before the swallow dares, and take
The winds of March with beauty.
William Shakepeare (1564-1616)

almanac.com

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Mind Body Green: Invaluable Advice On How To Say ‘I’m Sorry’

I’m in a relatively unique position to write this how-to: I’ve both messed up big-time AND done so in a spectacularly public fashion. Like, I’ve stepped in it in front of hundreds of thousands of people, offending entire population groups in a single ill-conceived Instagram post.

Read more…………..

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Beliefnet: 4 Signs of a Life Well-Lived

A life well-lived isn’t measured by material successes.

The older you get the more likely you are to look back on your life and examine it. You start asking yourself if you made the best use of your time on earth, and you start wondering if you lived a good life. While this sort of reflection is often seen in aging people, it is never too early to start considering what it means to live a good life.  Read more…………..

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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. Which takes place in three distinct stages. The first stage, where we deal with the physical body, and its needs, the second stage where we transition to dealing with the mental and emotional needs, Read more………………

 

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A Bountiful Moment

You don’t decide your destiny. You just decide your next step.

Daily Thought: Keep moving forward one step at a time and when you look back you will discover you have created a wonderful life legacy. Your actions everyday create who you are in the long run. The small steps you take toward your goals daily will manifest as your life destiny.

Daily Practice: Remember today that everything you do will have an effect on what your tomorrow will look like. Use every opportunity you have within your day to accomplish something toward your goal, your dream or your life desire. Even if you only get 5 minutes to spend toward your goals. Don’t let this day slip by without adding to your desired destiny.

Have a Great Day and Believe in Yourself!

Dr. Juliann (my child therapist.com)

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EarthSky News: 2018’s 2nd Blue Moon on March 31

Popular culture has defined several kinds of Blue Moons, but the one coming up March 31 is relatively rare. It’s the 2nd Blue Moon this year. That hasn’t happened since 1999 and won’t again until 2037.

Read more……….

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Patheos-Pagan: Do The Gods Need Our Devotion?

Short Answer: No Long Answer: Yes The Gods are immortal. This much is clear from the lore. Not only do they have things like pigs that are alive the day after being eaten, and apples which provide..

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Inner Journey: In Confusion

“It is while trying to get everything straight in my head that I get confused.”
— Mary Virginia Micka

When I get confused, when my mind is wrestling with what to do, I have learned to abandon my thought processes completely. The best solution, I’ve discovered, lies in asking my heart for direction. This requires that I stop my mental chatter, either by sitting in silence or by doing something completely different. In quiet, still space, I often know what’s needed, with a clarity I never get from the labouring of my mind.

And I now know, without doubt, that when I’m confused is never the time to act. I must wait for clarity.

“I have never been lost, but I will admit to being confused for several weeks.”
— Daniel Boone

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

When something difficult or painful happens always look to see what it makes possible that wouldn’t have otherwise been possible.

Like a new adventure, a closer friendship, or chocolate in your peanut butter.

Everything makes you better,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Salmon Chan-Chan Yaki

Chan-chan yaki is a Japanese dish that uses fish and vegetables with a sweet and savoury miso sauce. They say that “chan-chan” is the sound the spatulas make when used to flip and piece up the ingredients on the hot pan. This is typically made on an electric griddle at the table with everyone sitting around, but you can use a big pan and serve it up in plates with rice.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Salmon-Chan-Chan-Yaki.html

thriftyfun.com

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

Intentions: Luck, Happiness, Health/ Healing, Religion, Legal Matters, Male Fertility, Treasure and Wealth, Honor, Riches, Clothing Desires, Leadership, Public Activity, Power and Success, Trade and Employment

Incense: Cinnamon,Henbane Nutmeg and Sage

Planet: Jupiter
Sign: Sagittarius and Pisces
Angel: Sachiel
Colors: Purple, Royal Blue and Indigo
Herbs/Plants: Cinnamon, Beech, Buttercup, Coltsfoot, Oak
Stones: Sugilite, Amethyst, Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli and Sapphire
Oil: (Jupiter) Clove, Lemon Balm, Oakmoss, Star Anise

Goddesses: Juno, Hera, Kwan Yin, Mary, Cybele, Tara, Mawu, Mlaba Mwana Waresa, Ishtar, Nuit

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MNN: These Are The Fanciest Slugs You’ve Ever Seen!

Some look like cartoon sheep and others like Pokemon characters. Some are cannibals and some are poisonous  and some just like to look extra fancy so that eating them seems like a risky proposition. Some have evolved to look and move like fish, though they’re definitely not! They are nudibranch, small creatures found from tide pools to deep sea valleys throughout the world’s oceans.

Read more….

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! Visit Our Store…

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


					

Cat’s Morning Bits for March 27, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for March 27, 2018

Good Morning!

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

Blessings, Cat

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Sunshine trying hard awhile
On the bare brown fields to smile;
Frozen ruts and slippery walks;
Gray old crops of last year’s stalks.
Christopher Pearse Cranch (1813-90

almanac.com

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Mind Body Green: How To Take Your Meditation Outdoors

It wasn’t until late in my life that I realized the power and influence of meditative movement on cultivating a healthy mindset. Perhaps it was just ignorance, or maybe I just was not ready. The prevailing philosophy, which works for many, is to sit down and meditate. As a self-classified Type A personality, calming my mind and focus has never come very easily, so adjusting to the silence and physical inactivity required for meditation proved ineffective.

Read more…………………

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Beliefnet: 6 Powerful Forgiveness Tips

Science is backing up the power of forgiveness. Researchers have found when we forgive anxiety is reduced, the immune system is stronger, and there was an increase of energy. The Stanford University Forgiveness Project found that people who practice forgiveness for minor offenses saw a boost in their cardiovascular health. It’s not easy to forgive, even though we know it’s for our own good. Experts say we need to practice forgiveness to master the challenge. Try these six ideas.
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Spiritual Unite: These Are The Five Best Crystals For Empaths

Best crystals for empaths: As empaths, we need tools in our arsenal to deal with the extreme emotional fluctuations and invasions. We fight on a daily basis and one vital part of that arsenal is crystal healing. Best Crystals For Empaths But what are the best crystals for empaths? We’re going to do a rundown of the best crystals for

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A Bountiful Moment

I would rather attempt to do something great and fail than attempt to do nothing and succeed.  ~Robert H. Schuller

Daily Thought: Getting caught in the mediocrity of life is easy. There is no effort or reward to just waking and living and allowing the day to drive your actions and reactions. Personal well-being occurs when you have set goals and become determined to achieve what you believe to be your right course. Maintain your actions by remembering that your goals are important to achieve. That by you getting better everyone and everything around you will grow too.

Daily Practice: Recommit to the goals you have set and begun to achieve. Do not allow a moment of pause or distraction from others to derail what it is you have thought about, planned for, and begun to act on. Stay focused. Re-evaluate, re-establish, and re-commit. What do you need to do next to maintain the forward momentum that you have already started?

Have a Great Day and Believe in Yourself!

Dr. Juliann (my child therapist.com)

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EarthSky News: Tonight and tomorrow  Moon and the Lion

Seen from around the world on March 27 and 28, 2018, the moon is moving through the constellation Leo the Lion, past the bright star Regulus, the Lion’s Heart. Read more…………………..

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Patheos-Pagan:  The Fool tells us to “Just Believe” 

Do you feel like giving up? Do you feel like you have bad mojo? Tarot Cards can give so much insight. Read on how the Fool card coupled with a little power of believing can change your life  Read more…………………

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Inner Journey: Questions That Aren’t Helpful

“We accept many notions because they seem to be the logical answers to our questions. But have we asked the right questions?”
— Harold L. Klawans

Sometimes we ask questions for which we really don’t want the answer! Nonetheless, when we ask a question, our subconscious minds will get to work to answer us.

Here are some examples of questions we want to avoid:
•What’s wrong with me?
•How long could this take?
•What could go wrong?
•How much trouble could it be?
•How hard could it be?

Asking questions can be empowering – as long as they’re smart questions!

“The uncreative mind can spot wrong answers, but it takes a very creative mind to spot wrong questions.”
— Anthony Jay

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

What if you first got to decide how you’d like to feel – happy or sad, hurt or mad, approving or jealous – and then I had to go out and rearrange all the people and circumstances of your life to make it so?

You’d like that, huh?

You’d choose happy, eh?

Done.

Yeah, ‘mon,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Baked Crispy Tofu

This is a 3 ingredient recipe. It is a healthier alternative to frying tofu while still achieving the nice crispy texture!

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Baked-Crispy-Tofu.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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MNN: ‘Sex, Lies and Butterflies’: Documentary takes a high-def look at these extraordinary insects

They’re beautiful, they’re delicate, they’re imperiled. But butterflies are also highly sophisticated, tough and not above using deception and warfare to get ahead in this world.

Nearly 20,000 species of butterflies exist around the Earth, and with 50 million years of evolution under their belts, the diversity is simply jaw-dropping. So, it’s no wonder that PBS Nature is taking a very close look at the lives of these extraordinary insects.

Read more…………….

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! Visit Our Store

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


					

Cat’s Morning Bits for March 21, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for March 21, 2018

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

Blessings, Cat

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Again rejoicing Nature sees
Her robe assume its vernal hues,
Her leafy locks wave in the breeze,
All freshly steep’d in morning dews.

Robert Burns (1759-96)

almanac.com

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Mind Body Green: 5 Quick Ways To Finally Put An End To Impostor Syndrome

Often when I sit down at my desk to prepare for a big interview, write an outline for a speaking engagement, or work on a new article, whispers of self-doubt swirl through my mind.

Before I even begin, the fear can start to get to me. “You know nothing,” a little voice says. “Who are you to deserve this opportunity? No one wants to hear what you have to say.” I know I’m not the only one. How many of you have heard those exact words echo through your mind—maybe after a promotion, an invitation, or being asked to pioneer a new project? Why, hello there, impostor syndrome.

Impostor syndrome was first named by a pair of clinical psychologists in the 1970s,

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Spirituality & Health: 5 ways To Declutter Your Social Life

We declutter our drawers, our cars and our closets. How often do we tidy up our social lives? They probably aren’t terribly streamlined, as pruning them sounds so  severe. It’s okay to take stock. Consider the research of esteemed anthropologist Robin Dunbar, who studies the evolutionary structure of social networks in primates. He’s found there’s a ceiling to just how many meaningful relationships at a time we can have, and it’s based on brain size. For humans, it tops out at 150 about the size of a small village. More than that, it’s simply too hard to maintain. Let’s look at the idea of streamlining your friendships.

Read more……………….

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A Bountiful Moment:

Instead of saying “I can’t”  ask yourself  “what can I do” to create the solution.

Daily Thought: Stop repeating I can’t and starting thinking what am I doing or what can I do to change what is creating the current stress or difficult situation. Every day place your focus on the solution to direct tomorrows living. The solution will allow you to maintain control over your life and your future.

Daily Practice: Pay attention today to the times you tell yourself you cannot do something. Why are you telling yourself that? Note what is happening and why you feel like you have no power over what is occurring. Then take a deep breathe and think of every possible solution to change what you can�t do. Do not dismiss anything, every thought counts until you find one that works. Apply the possible and be in control.

Have a Great Day and Believe in Yourself!

Dr. Juliann (my child therapist.com)

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EarthSky News: March 21 to 23  Moon moving through Taurus

Tonight, it’s near one of the Bull’s most delicate features, a tiny, misty, dipper-shaped star cluster called the Pleiades.

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Patheos-Pagan: Finding The Balance

I’m sure, after the post I made about Supergirl a couple of years ago, it will come as no surprise to you that I’m a huge fan of Star Wars. With the digital release yesterday of The Last Jedi, I have it on the brain  specifically, the way the newest trilogy is appreciating true balance of light and dark, and the spectrum between.

Competing Narratives

I have struggled for most of my life with western culture’s dominant narrative of light equalling good and dark equalling evil. It’s an aspect of the great cosmic battle that we inherited from the Zoroastrians, and their influence on first Judaism and then Christianity

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Inner Journey: Hope and Disappointment

“It’s precisely the disappointing stories, which have no proper ending and therefore no proper meaning, that sound true to life.”
— Max Frisch

“Don’t get your hopes up!”

Were you warned of this as a child? What does this say? It says that life is bound to disappoint you. It says, don’t aim high because you’re not likely to get what you want. It says that we can’t expect good things to happen to us.

As our thinking creates our reality, this kind of thinking dooms us to a mundane existence. It’s time to change our stories. Why not focus the immense power of our hearts and minds on bringing to fruition the very best life has to offer? Allow yourself to hope and believe in all possibilities.

“Hope is the companion of power, and the mother of success; for who so hopes has within him the gift of miracles.”
— Samuel Smiles

“The very least you can do in your life is to figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance but live right in it, under its roof.”
— Barbara Kingsolver

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

I bet you could do something for someone today who’d remember it for the rest of their life.

In a good way.

On your mark, get set…

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Tangerine and Lime Bars

There are two reasons why I’ve made these scrumptious tangerine lime bars. First off, I love tangerine and lime flavours so much, I think they need to be stars of more foods. Secondly, my tangerine and lime trees really outdid my lemon tree this year, so when I went to pick fruit in my garden, this was the best idea for a sweet treat! This a very simplified recipe, so there is no egg separating or tempering necessary. The flavours aren’t as tart as lemon bars, they’re well rounded and velvety. I hope you give these a try. 🙂

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thriftyfun.com

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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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MNN: 1,000 rescued mutts live the life at Costa Rica’s ‘Land of the Strays’

Welcome to Territorio de Zaguates, or “Land of the Strays,” an amazing, privately funded, volunteer-run animal sanctuary in Costa Rica where no mutt is turned away.

Located less than an hour outside the bustling capital city of San José, this doggie safe haven is home to more than 1,000 abandoned canines that have been given a second chance at life.

Read more……………..

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts!  Visit Our Store

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