Cat’s Morning Bits for August 8, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for August 8, 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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If the first week in August is unusually warm,
The winter will be white and long.
-proverb

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Spiritual Unite: Worn Out Souls- A Story of Soul Contracts and Synchronicity

There are no coincidences in life. A coincidence is defined as a remarkable concurrence of events or circumstances without apparent connection or significant meaning. Again, these do not exist because all coincidences have meaning — which is what Carl Jung defined as a synchronicity. Synchronicities refer to the law of unity, that we are all linked through our unconscious. There … https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/worn-out-souls-a-story-of-soul-contracts-and-synchronicity/

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MBG: This Is The Most Important Thing You Can Do To Prevent Alzheimer’s (No Matter Your Age)

By the year 2050, the United States will have 14 million people in need of full-time care for Alzheimer’s disease, a number equal to the populations of New York City, Los Angeles, and Chicago combined. Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the United States, affecting 40 million adults, and issues like brain fog are finally being taken seriously.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/alzheimers-prevention-101

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Daily Good: 9 Scientists Share Their Favorite Happiness Practices
Where do you seek happiness? In your relationships? Your work? Your hobbies? This highly sought after feeling can be elusive and hard to hold on to. Once we do obtain it, the good feelings it brings are often fleeting and we begin our quest all over again. What if you could bring happiness into your life in more lasting ways? In this article, 9 scientists share their favorite practices for increasing happiness and well-being. From loving-kindness practices to regular exercise, they offer up a wealth of different tools. { read more } http://www.dailygood.org/story/1997/9-scientists-share-their-favorite-happiness-practices-kira-m-newman/
Be The Change
Choose one of the suggested practices that you haven’t tried before and do it consistently each day for one week. Share about your experience in the comments section below!

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Elephant Journal: When “Self-love” becomes a Barrier to Loving Others. {Poem}

When does Self-love become Self-righteous?
When do the words we build ourselves up with
Become walls that surround us
To such a great height
That we can no longer see friend from foe?

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/08/when-self-love-becomes-a-barrier-to-loving-others-poem/

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MNN: Catching up with the squirrel of many hats

When Mary Krupa was a freshman at Penn State in 2012, she began feeding the squirrels on campus. She never envisioned she’d one day be making miniature hats for one of them.
But the more she fed them, the friendlier the critters became. One squirrel in particular was comfortable enough to eat straight from Krupa’s hand.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/the-squirrel-that-wears-many-hats

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EarthSky News: August 8 and 9 before sunup: Moon in Gemini

On the mornings of August 8 and 9, 2018, you’ll find the waning crescent moon in front of the constellation Gemini the Twins. Gemini’s two brightest stars, Castor and Pollux, represent twin brothers in Greek mythology, despite the fact that these two stars don’t look alike. If you look closely, you’ll see that Pollux is slightly brighter than Castor. Pollux is also more golden in color.

http://earthsky.org/tonight/moon-in-gemini-on-august-8-and-9

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Patheos-Pagan: Speaking Magick 

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the American cultural idea of work. When my son was born, 2.5 years ago, I reduced my work hours to ¾ time – 30 hours a week. Working 30 hours a week with a newborn and now a toddler, I still feel like there’s so little time. I often feel overwhelmed with all that must be done, and there never seems to be enough time in the day. And I have a very present and committed co-parent, though she works more than I do and further away

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/naturessacredjourney/2018/08/speaking-magick/

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Inner Journey: 

VALUING THE MOMENT

“… the only time you ever have in which to learn anything or see anything or feel anything, or express any feeling or emotion, or respond to an event, or grow, or heal, is this moment, because this is the only moment any of us ever gets. You’re only here now; you’re only alive in this moment.”
— Jon Kabat-Zinn

Many people regularly squander their time. They live under the assumption that they’ll live forever. As a result, they don’t value the present as a precious opportunity that will never come again.

Others continually race against time, trying to cram too many activities into each hour, and suffering stress in the process.

In our view, we are more effective and most happy when we balance being and doing. We continually ask ourselves what’s most important to get done. And we’re learning to BE — fully present — when we do. We also regularly give ourselves permission to relax.

Make today really matter. It’s all you’ll ever have.

“Very few of us know how much we can put into life if we use it properly, wisely, and economically. Let us economize our time — lifetimes ebb away before we wake up, and that is why we do not realize the value of the immortal time God has given us.”
— Paramahansa Yogananda

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Be there. Go there now and never leave. Imagine that your dreams have already come true. Live your life from that mindset. Predicate your behavior on that reality, not the illusions that now surround you. Filter every thought, question, and answer from there. Let your focus shift and be born again – because dwelling from, not upon, the space you want to inherit is the fastest way to change absolutely everything.

See the difference?

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Crispy Parmesan Chicken Breasts

These chicken breasts are so juicy, and bursting with flavour. The exterior gets a delicious crunch without the use any kind of breading or flour. The trick is in stuffing Parmesan cheese right under the skin and finishing them in high heat. I am in love with this dish!

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Crispy-Parmesan-Chicken-Breasts.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
August 8, 2018

Soul

“All religion, all life, all art, all expression come down to this: to the effort of the human soul to break through its barrier of loneliness, of intolerable loneliness, and make some contact with another seeking soul, or with what all souls seek, which is (by any name) God.”

-Don Marquis (1878-1937)

Yes! Our connection with one another is there, and we are seeking to experience it. And by experiencing our connection with one another, we can experience our connection with God. God expresses through each one of us. Do we notice? Are we listening? Each person we come into contact with has something for us, some piece of the puzzle large or small. We are searching for ourselves, so why don’t we make it easier and stop hiding from ourselves?

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 5 Ways to Overcome Negative Thinking
If there is one reason why you should work to overcome negative thinking, it is this.
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/

Only The Strong Survive (Aimless Desert Ramblings)

Only The Strong Survive

May 27, 2018

The desert takes no prisoners, only the strong survive. This is toward the end of spring, can you tell? A haze of heat forms over this dry and desolate place. But is all as it seems?

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If ones cares enough to look instead of roaring by in a cloud of dust created by man made machines, there are treasures to behold. The first cactus blooms dot the ground in fuschia fire and tiny white asters nearly blend with the dry earth.

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In a nice lull between man made dust clouds  a Red Tailed Hawk blessed me with a visit. So close that I could see the colored feather pattern in his breast and belly, a missing feather in his tail. I spoke to him and fixed me with one amber eye as he circled around me. We’re on a cross country “journey” today my husband and I, so we head east to our next destination.

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We follow the “powerline road” as it marches across this dry and rocky place. In the distance you can see Mount Garfield and the Grand Mesa. Do you see the beauty here or is it ugly and alien? Sagebrush and Mormon Tea are beginning  to make their appearance. There is no water, only blistering sun……… only the strong survive.

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At the top of a one powerline giant a mother crow sits sentinel. She surveys the baked land and the heat shimmery sky with her beady eye. Four black heads sprout from the nest at the junction. As we stop underneath the tower sh takes to the air in hopes of drawing us away from her young and we are treated to a quartet of grumpy voices asking mom where she is going. There is no shade….. only blistering sun…. only the strong survive.

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We reach our next destination, a trip which has taken us about 2 miles cross desert to find a forest of yucca. the long wands, covered with white flowers wave in the breeze. In less than a month only dagger sharp leaves will be left. But for now we enjoy the view.

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It’s a lesson that nothing lasts forever and that beauty, even when fleeting, should be savored and enjoyed. It’s image seared into your soul the way the sun sears the  dry breast of the earth. Only the strong survive.

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I think that it’s important to bookmark things of beauty in your mind. This is why I can look at my desert even in its harshest conditions and still see the  beauty that lives there. A delicate overlay that reminds me “Yes! I’m still here. I am strong and will survive!

Words and photos are ©Cat/LBolotin 2018

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 30 , 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for May 30 , 2018

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

Blessings, Cat

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And Spring arose on the garden fair,
Like the Spirit of Love felt everywhere.
-Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822)

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Pioneer Thinking: Attracting Hummingbirds and Get One to Land on Your Hand

You may have observed hummingbirds in the wild, but you can increase your chances of seeing these delicate dynamos at home. You can even get one to land on your hand, with patience and persistence. However, before that can happen, you need to transform your backyard into a hummingbird haven.

https://pioneerthinking.com/dos-and-donts-of-attracting-hummingbirds-and-getting-one-to-land-on-your-hand

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Spiritual Unite: In Depth Meaning Of Mind Body Soul Connection

The mind-body-soul connection is the thing that is present inside us since our birth. It is the unseen connection that forms the basis of your whole life. But most people are not aware of it. It is the most beneficial connection that you can have in a lifetime, and its knowingness could transform your life completely.

http://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/in-depth-meaning-of-mind-body-soul-connection/

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MBG: A Mind-Body Routine To Balance Your Chakras This Spring

Remember when you were a kid and would wander and play with nothing but your imagination for hours until dinner was ready? Let’s make this the spring that brings that childhood wonder back to life.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/a-chakra-balancing-routine-for-spring

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Spirituality & Health: 8 Little Ways to Practice Nonviolence

“Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with me,” goes the 1955 song. I’ve always liked that: the idea that the responsibility for sowing peace starts within each of us. Or, as Harry S. Truman would say, “The buck stops here.” After all, we can’t control how our kids behave in Aisle 4. We can’t control what gestures the guy in the next car is making. We can only control that little furnace of peace inside ourselves, stoke it, and hope enough of us can join our light together in the darkness. Here are a few small ways to practice personal nonviolence

https://spiritualityhealth.com/articles/2018/05/28/8-little-ways-to-practice-nonviolence

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Elephant Journal: “I Await a Protector”—a Poem about Women’s Rights in Ireland.

Not in the shape of a patronus, I have those
but solely in the form of basic human kindness
For the sake of survival.
Without the fear
Without the judgement: pure.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/now/i-await-a-protector-a-poem-about-womens-rights-in-ireland/

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MNN: Researchers discover Europe’s oldest tree — and it’s still growing

Ancient pine in Pollino National Park is 1,230 years old.

A weather-beaten pine clinging to a rocky slope in Italy is being called the oldest tree in Europe ever to be scientifically dated.

According to a new paper published in the journal Ecology, the species of Heldreich’s pine, nicknamed “Italus” by researchers, is at least 1,230 years old. Even more surprising, despite lacking a substantial canopy, this particular pine appears to be thriving, with heavy ring growth added to its trunk over the last several decades.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/wilderness-resources/blogs/europes-oldest-tree-discovered-and-its-getting-bigger

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EarthSky News: Moon, Saturn close on May 30 and 31

Around the world these next few evenings – May 30 and 31, 2018 – look for the waning gibbous moon and the planet Saturn to climb above your southeast horizon a few to several hours after sunset. In the Northern Hemisphere, that’ll be mid-to-late evening (10 to 11 p.m. local daylight-saving time; 9 to 10 p.m. local standard time).

http://earthsky.org/tonight/moon-saturn-close-on-may-30-and-31

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Patheos-Pagan: The Cartomancer: Eating the Ancestors

It’s been two years since I started writing for Patheos. As I’m not the type who concerns herself with stats, how many views, and all that brouhaha, I don’t think much of ‘what people think’.
My sole aim is to say something that inspires others, particularly to think about how we internalize what we’re told.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/cartomancer/2017/07/25/cartomancer-eating-ancestors/

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Inner Journey: Open to the new

“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.”
— Alvin Toffler

How willing are you to learn something new? How open are you to new perspectives?

When we are open, we are willing to move to places we’ve never been before. We are willing to continually review our belief systems so we can test out new ideas.

Be open to seeing things:
– from another’s point of view,
– from a higher and more inclusive perspective
– with a beginner’s attitude of wonder.

“I am always in quest of being open to what the universe will bring me.”
— Jill Bolte Taylor

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

What if I told you that you couldn’t have anymore of anything… no more friends, no more money, no more anything, until you first got happy with what you have?

Easy to change,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Strawberry Lime Punch

The sweet tangy flavor of this punch is sure to please your family or guests.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Strawberry-Lime-Punch-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 30, 2018

The present

For you, the world is weird because if you’re not bored with it you’re at odds with it. For me the world is weird because it is stupendous, awesome, mysterious, unfathomable. I want to convince you that you must learn to make every act count, since you are going to be here for only a short while; in fact, too short for witnessing all the marvels of it.” -Don Juan (Carlos Castaneda)
That’s the kind of world I want to live in, one that is “stupendous, awesome, mysterious and unfathomable!” Imagine having that on a travel brochure? We’d all want to go to a place like that! And here we are! Do we recognize it, do we experience it every day? Do we make every act count? Every moment count? This is our world, this is our moment. Embrace it!

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 3 Simple steps to living a Spiritual Life
At some point we all begin to look at ourselves and ask if there is something more than just our physical/material world and thus the quest for a more spiritual life begins! Everything in life is spiritual….
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 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/