Cat’s Morning Bits for October 15, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for October 15, 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 moments of happiness we enjoy take us by surprise. It is not that we seize them, but that they seize us. ”

– Ashley Montagu

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Spiritual Unite: Which Zodiac Signs Are Shy?

Not all the fingers on our hands are equal, and the same goes with all the Zodiac signs. All 12 of them are very different when it comes to socializing or meeting people. There is a reason for this unusual behavior pattern and why people behave in a particular way. The personalities of different Zodiacs are governed by the stars ……

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/which-zodiac-signs-are-shy/

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MBG: 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—

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/how-to-end-impostor-syndrome

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Daily Good: How Green Is My Forest

“We are the people of this land. We are nature, human and non-human. These are our bodies. Together we are one body, we are creation, and always will be. We matter. Humus, seed, fruit, tooth, organ, blood and bone. We are root, water, mud, alga and stone. We are the snap of bladderwort. We are buttress-rooted trees. Orchid, fern, dragonfly, elephant, monkey; we are larva, worm, cocoon; creeper, liana and honeybee. We are this forest. Trogon, drongo and hornbill; cobra-lily, ginger and cinnamon; mushroom and pill millipede. We appear from the cloud, we are mist, we are monsoon rain. We are strikes of lightning charging the soil. We are moonshine through the canopy. We are women. Men. Hermaphrodite. Other. Children.” In this lyrical piece, Suprabha Seshan, a conservationist who lives and works in a forest-garden in the Western ghats in India, muses about the forest and the many sensory gifts she has to offer. Read on for a richly-meditative account of life in one of the most bio-diverse zones of the planet.

http://www.dailygood.org/more.php?n=7792

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Elephant Journal: Protecting Yourself from Unwanted Spirit Attachments.

It was a cold winter night—I was exhausted from a long day of clients, feeling super off and absolutely done.
I climbed into bed and cuddled up to my husband, wanting nothing more than just to be embraced.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/10/protecting-yourself-from-unwanted-spirit-attachments/

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MNN: Bees go silent during a total solar eclipse

A new study reveals how bees reacted to the 2017 Great American Eclipse, with help from citizen scientists and elementary schoolers.

As the moon blocked the sun across a swath of North America last year, millions of people got to see a total solar eclipse for the first time in their lives. So did countless nonhuman animals — albeit without the benefit of knowing what was happening.

Read more………………..

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EarthSky News: Orange Arcturus sparkles after sunset

Tonight, look for Arcturus, one of three stars noticeable for flashing in colors at this time of year. You should be able to see it in the west at dusk or nightfall. Once it gets good and dark, and you live at mid-to-far latitudes in the Northern Hemisphere, you can verify that this star is Arcturus by using the Big Dipper asterism.

http://earthsky.org/tonight/arcturus-shines-in-the-west-after-sunset

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Patheos-Pagan:  Do you look for the beauty?

Earlier this week I was walking through the woods near my house with my husband and daughter. There isn’t much left of the woods really because development after WWII cut down the trees and re-purposed the farms. Where there was once nature, there is now housing.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/awaywiththewitch/2018/10/do-you-look-for-the-beauty/

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Inner Journey: 

CREATE CONSCIOUSLY

“No man has a chance to enjoy permanent success until he begins to look in a mirror for the real cause of all his mistakes.”
— Napoleon Hill

The law of karma is the law of cause and effect. It works unavoidably when there is no consciousness — when we are not present in the moment. When there is no consciousness, the past creates the future.

The law of Love supersedes the law of karma. It intervenes in the process by focusing in the present. In fact, one could say that Love is being fully present. When anything is initiated in Love in the present, the future of that reality will be purposeful,meaningful, loving and powerful.

“He who is false to present duty breaks a thread in the loom, and will find the flaw when he may have forgotten its cause.”
— Henry Ward Beecher

“In my beginning is my end.”
— T.S. Eliot

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A Note from the Universe

When someone behaves poorly,  it’s always because they’ve forgotten how powerful they really are, how beautiful life is, and how much they’re loved.

Always,

The Universe

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Today’s Recipe: Chicken Schnitzel 

It’s Oktoberfest time! I’m not a beer drinker, but I do make up for it with the foods. This is an easy way to make a scrumptious schnitzel without too much effort. You can use any type of meat you like, but I like chicken breast. Don’t forget to serve lemon wedges alongside. They really make this meal pop!

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Chicken-Schnitzel.html

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

Intentions: Psychic Sensitivity, Women’s Mysteries, Tides, Waters, Emotional Issues, Agriculture, Animals, Female Fertility, Messages, Theft, Reconciliations, Voyages, Dreams, Medicine, Visions and Merchandise

Incense: African Violet, Honeysuckle, Myrtle, Willow, Wormwood
Planet: Moon
Sign: Cancer
Angel: Gabriel
Colors: Silver, White and Gray
Herbs/Plants: Night Flowers, Willow Root, Orris Root, Birch, Motherwort, Vervain, White Rose and White Iris
Stones: Carnelian, Moonstone, Aquamarine, Pearl, Clear Quartz, Flourite, Geodes
Oil: (Moon) Jasmine, Lemon, Sandalwood

Goddesses: Luna, Selene, Diana, Re, Gaeleach, Ida, Artemis [Whom The Greeks Associated With Bast], The Witches, Yemaya, Erzulie, Bast

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Daily Wisdom
October 15, 2018

Life

“Trust life, and it will teach you, in joy and sorrow, all you need to know.” -James Baldwin (1924-1987)

You know the punch line when someone asks: “Got any questions?” and someone answers back, “Yeah, what’s the meaning of life?” We laugh because we know that’s not exactly what the first guy was expecting to hear… and also because we know that it is the BIG question we’ve all come here to find out… and because we know that there are no easy answers! It’s the same for all of us. But at some point we figure out that we don’t NEED to know everything. We understand that we can trust the process enough to know that life is here for us and that we will learn all we really need to know along the way.

-Lissa Coffey

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Beliefnet: 5 Reasons to Love Cherries
The small fruit is a big winner for your health.

They won the hearts of dignitaries, royalty and noblemen. From China to the United States, cherries have been celebrated for centuries since arriving with the settlers during the 1600s. Cherries symbolize productivity, happiness and joy in some cultures. The Chinese believed that cherries are a sign of immortality.
Read more at http://www.beliefnet.com/love-family/recipes/5-reasons-to-love-cherries.aspx#XFmmwYkwtVmsb8Ti.99

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for October 5, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for October 5, 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 trees are in their autumn beauty,
The woodland paths are dry,
Under the October twilight the water
Mirrors a still sky.
-William Butler Yeats (1865-1939)

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Spiritual Unite: When You Are Feeling Your Soulmates Emotions

Soulmates are people whose souls belong to the same soul group. This means, in essence, that the souls of two soulmates are more innately connected and attuned with each other due to their close relationship in what is often described as the tree of consciousness. We can think of soulmates as belonging to the same soul family or soul tribe.

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/when-you-are-feeling-your-soulmates-emotions/

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MBG: There Are Two Kinds Of Kindness, And They Affect Your Brain Differently

You know that warm, expansive feeling that rolls over you when you pay for a stranger’s soy latte, let a few cars merge in front of you during rush hour, or toss a five spot into a street musician’s guitar case? Turns out, the buzz we get from giving without expecting anything in return is quite unique.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/the-two-kinds-of-kindness-and-how-they-affect-your-brain

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Elephant Journal: What a False Prophet, Nasty Guru & a Bliss Babe taught me about Self-Love.

Nothing is static, especially enlightenment.
Awakening to our true nature does not mean liberation from one’s personality (and its shadow), but rather, a new relationship to it.
I learned both of these in the seven years since an overnight spiritual awakening, which catapulted me into a surreal peace, followed by years of hyper-synchronicity, and rare, but intense, episodes of suffering.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/10/what-a-false-prophet-nasty-guru-a-bliss-babe-taught-me-about-self-love/

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MNN: Maybe those dreams you’ve been having aren’t so far out after all

All that data we collect during the day turns into unicorns at night

A good brain never sleeps.
In fact, it stays up all night to crunch the data we collect by day. And considering all that information — the countless experiences and feelings and sensations of daily life — you might imagine things get a little wild in there.

And so too do our dreams.

https://www.mnn.com/green-tech/research-innovations/stories/why-we-have-strange-dreams-problem-solving

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EarthSky News: Next few mornings Moon and Leo before sunup

The lit portion of the waning moon always points eastward. That’s also the moon’s direction of travel in front of the background stars.

http://earthsky.org/tonight/moon-and-leo-before-dawn-october-5-7

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Patheos-Pagan: 6 Ways to Talk to the Gods (and How to Listen for an Answer) 

As anyone who’s read this blog for more than a week knows, I’m a polytheist. I do my best to form and maintain respectful, reciprocal relationships with the Gods who I honor and serve. And relationships require constant communication.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/johnbeckett/2018/10/6-ways-to-talk-to-the-gods.html

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Inner Journey: 

MAKE TIME FOR YOURSELF

“What is it that makes all of us end each day with the sense that we have not lived our time, but have been lived, used by what we do?”
— Jacob Needleman

How can you free up more time for yourself?

All of the great masters counsel that we need time daily for solitude. And if we want our journey in life to be meaningful, then surely we need some free time each day to explore our inner landscapes and uncover our passions. What activities can you cutout of your life to give you more growing room?

“Why has time disappeared in our culture? How is it that after decades of inventions and new technologies devoted to saving time and labor, the result is that there is no time left? We are a time-poor society; we aretemporally impoverished. And there is no issue, no aspect of human life, that exceeds this in importance. The destruction of time is literally the destruction of life.”
— Jacob Needleman

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A Note from the Universe

Whatever you think someone else is thinking, they’re probably not.

But they are receiving signals about what you think they’re thinking, … and these signals could change what they’re thinking.

So connected,

The Universe

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Lebanese Roast Chicken

I tweaked an old Lebanese kabob-type recipe and used a whole chicken so I could just marinate it, throw it in the oven, and forget about it. I served it with some warm flatbread and yogurt. I love using the roasted chicken’s super flavourful bones and pieces to make a hearty chicken broth for another meal. I butterflied my chicken for more uniform cooking. You also get better results for crispy skin this way, if you’re into it.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Lebanese-Roast-Chicken.html

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

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

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

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

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

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Daily Wisdom
October 5, 2018

Nature

“The natural world is dynamic. From the expanding universe to the hair on a baby’s head, nothing is the same from now to the next moment.”

-Helen Hoover, The Waiting Hills, 1963

It is true that we are constantly changing. We understand and even welcome change when it comes to nature. We look forward to the warmth of Summer after a rainy spring. We do not mourn when Autumn turns to Winter – because we realize that it is time moving forward, that it is all a part of the cycle necessary for growth and evolution. And still, as humans, we tend to resist change, to deny it, or fight it. But Nature and its laws understand that we all fit into the big picture, and so we are along for the ride, like it or not! We might as well enjoy it, appreciate it, and learn and grow from the experience.

-Lissa Coffey

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Beliefnet: 5 Self-Care Tips That Will Help You Take Back Your Life
Taking care of yourself can help you take control of your 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! https://thedesertpath.com
Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/

Cat’s Morning Bits for October 4, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for October 4, 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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A birdnote sounding here and there,
A bloom, where leaves are brown and sober,
Warm noons, and nights with frosty air,
And loaded wagons say, October.
–Thomas Collier (1842–93)

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Spiritual Unite: Connect And Save Mother Earth

Our planet is in peril. That isn’t an exaggeration. Every day, all over the world, pollutants are spewed into the atmosphere, causing the ice caps to melt and sea levels to rise. The temperature is slowly rising, and we as a species have been slow to take action.

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/connect-and-save-mother-earth/

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MBG: Female Friendship Has Never Been More Important. Here’s How To Find Your Girl Gang

Earlier this month, world-famous feminist and journalist Gloria Steinem said, “I’ve never seen this much activism in my life. It’s way, way more than anything I’ve ever seen.” And that’s saying a lot: At age 84, Steinem was a leader of the feminist movement in the late ’60s and early ’70s and the co-founder of Ms. magazine

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/how-to-make-female-friends-as-an-adult

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Daily Good: Bridging Divides in Kosovo with Rock Music

The power of rock and roll. It brings people together from all different facets of life. That’s what students from Mitrovica, Kosovo, found out through The Mitrovica Rock School. The program, created by Musicians Without Borders, involves 113 students, in 10 ethnic bands, led by 16 local teachers.

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2048/bridging-divides-in-kosovo-with-rock-music-lea-suter/

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Elephant Journal: Smell the Flowers, Blow the Candle: 5 Ways to Introduce our Kids to Meditation.

Lately, my three-year-old son has been asking to go to meditation with me.
In his little voice, which is the cutest thing in the world, he skips the “d” and it melts my whole existence every time he does it.
One day, during soccer practice when they were stretching in butterfly, the coach asked him, “where are you going with those wings?” and he responded, “to meitation”—I almost cried.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/10/smell-the-flowers-blow-the-candle-5-ways-to-introduce-our-kids-to-meditation/

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MNN: Why does autumn have two names?

As the seasons change, the days grow shorter, the leaves change colors and the collection of flavors called pumpkin spice is added to practically everything.

These are just a few signs that autumn has arrived. Or is it fall? The indecision about which name to use only seems fitting when applied to a season that is itself a shift from one clearly defined season, summer, to another equally well-defined season, winter.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/climate-weather/stories/why-does-autumn-have-two-names

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EarthSky News: Tonight  Can you find the Big Dipper?

Sure, it’s easy to recognize, but sometimes the Big Dipper is low in the northern sky, or not visible at all. That’s the case now, in the evening.

Read more……………..

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Patheos-Pagan: The Witch’s Toolbox: The Pentacle

Excerpted from The Witch’s Altar by Laura Tempest Zakroff and Jason Mankey. Llewellyn Publications, 2018.

The pentacle is often confused with the pentagram, and according to the Oxford English Dictionary, pentacle is a synonym for pentagram, but that’s not how the words are gen- erally used in Witchcraft. In Witchcraft, the word pentagram refers to a five pointed star, with the single point usually facing upward. Pentagrams are often ringed by a circle touching all five points of the star, but the circle is not necessary for something to be called a pentagram.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/panmankey/2018/10/the-witchs-toolbox-the-pentacle/

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Inner Journey: 

WE CAN’T ESCAPE

“Most of our obstacles would melt away if, instead of cowering before them, we should make up our minds to walk boldly through them.”
— Orison Swett Marden

We can’t escape problems and negativity. Escaping just brings denial and suppression – we continue to carry the problem with us. Ironically, it is our lack of acceptance and resistance to the problem that creates the pain. Resistance builds up an energy wall or block that, if not discharged, gets suppressed into the body. These blocks identify places where we have not enough understanding or love.

For health, we must work through what we seek to avoid. How do we do this? We can love parts of ourselves that we don’t like. We can seek the lessons we are being invited to learn through the problem. We can examine our beliefs and seek to see different perspectives and a bigger picture. As our perspectives grow, more of life makes sense and has meaning.

“The Lord is a good psychologist: he knows the way our minds run. Turmoil can be the Lord’s way of tapping us on the shoulder and saying, ‘Don’t forget me.'”
— Eknath Easwaran

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A Note from the Universe 

About those dreams you have each night that you don’t quite remember…

Well, those are the ones in which you hold sway over the stars, possessing the keys to the entire Universe, and in which all the angels sing your name in praise. The very same ones in which you summon legions to do your bidding, create worlds to play your games, and unflinchingly orchestrate challenges that are so intense, you completely forget you’re even dreaming.

And you’re having one right now.

Now, repeat after me, “I will remember I’m dreaming, I’m perfectly safe and sound, and that rumble in the jungle… is just me.”

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Hot Spiced Cider

When the weather is cold, there are delicious ways to use apple cider and spices to warm you up.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Hot-Spiced-Cider-Recipes.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
October 4, 2018

Nature

“Ah, dear nature, the mere remembrance, after a short forgetfulness, of the pine woods! I come to it as a hungry man to a crust of bread.”

-Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)

Nature can nourish us, refresh us, and replenish us. Time spent with nature helps to still the mind, to quiet the activity of our thoughts. Nature provides us with everything we need for our bodies with its bounty of fruits, grains and vegetables. Yet nature’s “food for thought” – its pure silence, is just as necessary for our health, mentally, physically and spiritually.

-Lissa Coffey

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Beliefnet: Ways to Welcome the Change of Season
Are you ho-hum about adjusting to the cooler weather? Here are tips to welcome the change of season by changing your attitude.

Read more………………….

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for October 2, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for October 2, 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 every orchard Autumn stands,
With apples in his golden hands.
-Alexander Smith (1830-67)

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Spiritual Unite: What Does The Colour Purple Mean Spiritually?

Purple is one of the most symbolically meaningful colours on the visible spectrum. Over the course of human history, purple has been seen as a special colour from the hue of royalty to the uniforms of widows. So if you are looking for the metaphysical meaning of the colour purple, stick around: Purple Temperature Purple is created by mixing

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/what-does-the-colour-purple-mean-spiritually/

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MBG: The Simple Self-Care Tool That Will Help You Fully Embrace The Fall 

On the surface, fall is a time for cozy sweaters, pumpkin spice lattes, and frolicking in the foliage. But there’s more to the season than that! When approached from a spiritual perspective, fall’s crisp air and rich, fiery hues take on a whole new meaning.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/how-to-make-an-altar-for-fall

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Elephant Journal: How the Average Soul can use Desperation to Change their Lives.

Recently, I was having a conversation with a friend and we were talking about what inspires healing.
I asked, “What inspired you to embark on your healing journey.” She said, “I was desperate.”
Her harmful and anxiety-ridden beliefs were playing in her mind like a broken record and her negative self-talk was at an all-time high. She was in a loop and she felt trapped.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/09/how-the-average-soul-can-use-desperation-to-change-their-lives/

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MNN: What exactly is an Indian summer?

That warm burst of weather in the middle of fall actually only happens in a specific window.

The leaves have changed colors and the air is crisp and cool. You’ve swapped your shorts and tees for jeans and sweaters, but then a warm spell comes barreling in. Guess it’s Indian summer … or is it?

Read more………………

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EarthSky News: Moon lights up Gemini in early October

On the mornings of October 2 and 3, 2018, rise before daybreak to see the moon shining in front of the constellation Gemini the Twins. You’ll have no trouble seeing Gemini’s two brightest stars, Castor and Pollux, near the moon.

Read more……………

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Patheos-Pagan: A Witch’s Ghost Story: The Graveyard Visitation

The wyrd part of being a witch is that “ghost stories” can be pretty normal, and they happen all year round, not just at Halloween. It isn’t everyday that I have an interactive conversation with my dead ancestors, but with the help of Spiritual Mediums, they do occasionally happen in mind-blowing ways. This is the story of when my Grandmother Frances died one May right around Beltane. Before her body was even laid to rest, her “ghost” came to find me and wish me farewell.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/witchonfire/2018/10/witchs-ghost-story-graveyard-visitation/

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Inner Journey: 

SELF TALK IS REVEALING

“If you wish to know the mind of a man, listen to his words.”
— Chinese Proverb

What passes over your lips each day?

Are your words typically negative, critical, gossiping, deceptive, illusory, justifying, blaming, manipulative and argumentative? Are they more uplifting, inspirational, positive, questioning, beautiful, loving, universal, truthful, accepting and supportive?

The throat is our center of expression. Who we are sneaks out in our attitudes and in what we say.

“Handle them carefully, for words have more power than atom bombs.”
— Pearl Strachan Hurd

“The wise weigh their words on a scale with gold.”
— Bible

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A Note from the Universe

Baby souls might learn the most immediately following a disagreement.

Young souls usually learn the most immediately following a disagreement.

And old souls definitely learn the most immediately following a disagreement… although they usually only disagree with themselves, very politely.

Agree?

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Cinnamon Applesauce Jello

Jello is a favorite dessert for kids and adults alike. This version is great for parties, with warm fall flavors.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Cinnamon-Applesauce-Jello-2.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
October 2, 2018

Nature

“Nature is ever at work building and pulling down, creating and destroying, keeping everything whirling and flowing, allowing no rest but in rhythmical motion, chasing everything in endless song out of one beautiful form into another.”

-John Muir (1838-1914)

Who taught the grass to grow, or the bird to sing? Who makes the wind blow, or told the lion roar? It is nature. It is nature being true to Itself. Does the bird aspire to roar? Or the lion “really want to direct?” We can learn from nature, to be true to ourselves, to let our natural talents and instincts shine in endless song. And then, to grow and change and go with the flow, knowing that all of our roles in this life eventually turn from one beautiful form into another.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 6 Ways to Incorporate Essential Oils in Your Home
Essential oils are more versatile than you realize!

Read more…..

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for September 28, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for September 28, 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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Autumn has caught us in our summer wear.
-Philip Larkin (1922-86)

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Spiritual Unite: Is Reality An Illusion?

Every now and again you’ll hear someone say: It doesn’t matter, reality is just an illusion anyway. Those people are wrong  though it’s not that reality isn’t an illusion. It is an illusion. But this illusion matters. Everything Is Energy On the smallest level, everything is just energy.

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/is-reality-an-illusion/

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MBG: How To Know If Your Essential Oils Have Expired (In 5 Seconds Or Less)

Essential oils are packed with some pretty amazing healing benefits—but alas, nothing lasts forever.

Just like the oils we cook with, essential oils do eventually “go bad.” While an expired oil won’t be dangerous to use per se, it will lose its potency and become just another good smell—or a not-so-great one.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/how-to-tell-if-your-essential-oil-expired

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Tetraktys: How to Connect with Nature – A Short Guide on Spirituality, Nature and Awareness

Nowadays, most people are aware that the natural world is more than the sum of its components. Nature embodies the sacred, the untouched creation and the “perfect” world that would be if mankind didn’t exist. Although a very non-humanistic view, it has become somewhat widespread in the modern world as people are feeling more and more that humanity is distancing itself from nature. Fortunately, it’s not always the case.

https://www.thetetraktys.com/2018/how-to-connect-with-nature-a-short-guide-on-spirituality-nature-and-awareness/

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Elephant Journal: 4 Clues that we’ve Outgrown Something & Need to Move On.

Should I stay or should I go?
I think that’s a sh*t song from the 80s, but the title does highlight an important question we’ve all had to ask ourselves at least once in our life: is it time to leave?

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/09/4-clues-that-weve-outgrown-something-need-to-move-on/

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MNN: What to see in the night sky in October

From 2 meteor showers to a celebration of the moon, here’s what to spy in the heavens above this month.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/space/blogs/what-see-night-sky-october

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EarthSky News: Tonight  Meet Fomalhaut, the loneliest star

Fomalhaut is a bright star – visible from all but far-northern latitudes – located in a region of the sky that contains only very faint stars. So it appears solitary in the night sky

http://earthsky.org/tonight/lonely-autumn-star-shines-brightly-in-southeast

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Patheos-Pagan: The Truth About Hereditary Witches

The other day, I saw someone’s twitter handle. ‘Fourth generation hereditary witch.’ Bullcrap, I thought.

We’d all like to think we’re special, and to some degree, we are. I never believe in lying about anything, but there are so many hereditary witches these days who have such high degrees and long lineages.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/starlight/2018/09/the-truth-about-hereditary-witches/

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Inner Journey: 

STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES

“The burden is equal to the horse’s strength.”
— The Talmud

What are your strengths? What are your weaknesses?

If you make a list of the two and study them, you may discover they match.

Life needs us to bring our strengths to the world. To encourage us to do so, we have weaknesses that give rise to problems that require us to call on our strengths to solve them. Ingenious, don’t you think?

“Our weaknesses are divine gifts that when embraced will enable us to make our purposeful contribution to the whole, which is why we incarnated in the first place.”
— Andrew Schneider

“We acquire the strength we have overcome.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Whether you see it, feel it, or know it right now you’re being provided for.

And you always will be.

Get it?

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Making a Pumpkin Spice Latte

Adding pumpkin spice to your coffee makes for a special fall treat.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Making-a-Pumpkin-Spice-Latte.html

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

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

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

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

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

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Daily Wisdom
September 28, 2018

Relationships

“The long-term accommodation that protects marriage and other such relationships is… forgetfulness.”

-Alice Walker, You Can’t Keep a Good Woman Down (1981)

“Forgetfulness” goes beyond forgiveness. First you forgive, then you forget. This is present-moment awareness in action! The past is history – it’s gone, and it can certainly be forgotten. As we grow and change, as our relationships grow and change, forgetfulness can be a welcome accommodation!

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: “How to Be Kind to Yourself”
You’re going through a tough time. Perhaps you’ve lost your job or you’ve been depressed or you’re concerned over a lingering illness.

http://www.beliefnet.com/wellness/galleries/how-to-be-kind-to-yoursel.aspx?source=NEWSLETTER&nlsource=471&ppc=&utm_campaign=Awaken%20Your%20Spirit&utm_source=NL&utm_medium=newsletter

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for September 27, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for September 27, 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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When the air is white with the down o’ the thistle,
And the sky is red with the Harvest Moon.

-Richard Watson Gilder (1844-1909)

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Spiritual Unite:  Lime Green Aura Meaning | For Growth And Change

You can tell a lot about a person from their aura. Auras are colour expressions of the unique vibrational energies your subtle body puts out into the world. From those colours, you can effectively see what that person is made up of. Today we’re looking at the lime green aura. So what does the lime green aura mean?

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/lime-green-aura-meaning-for-growth-and-change/

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MBG: Why Ambivalent Relationships Drain You As Much As — If Not More Than — Toxic Ones

Everybody has a handful of “friends” in their life about whom they have pretty mixed feelings. But when do these relationships become a problem, and how can you tell?

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/ambivalent-relationships-drain-you-as-much-as-toxic-ones

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Elephant Journal: The Silent Acts of Violence we Commit Every Day. 

This is for those of us who keep our lives in our mouths, as Nayyirah describes:
“my whole life
i have
ate my tongue.
ate my tongue.
ate my tongue.
i am so full of my tongue
you would think speaking is easy.
but it is not.”

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/09/the-silent-acts-of-violence-we-commit-every-day/

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MNN: Cities say ‘lights out’ to help migrating birds

Each year when night falls on Sept. 11 in New York City, twin pillars of sheer radiance powered by 88 high-powered searchlights are blasted into the heavens near where the World Trade Center once stood.

Read more…

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EarthSky News: Look west after sunrise for the daytime moon

The September 2018 full moon has passed. Now the moon is in a waning gibbous phase, which means it rises in the east later and later each evening. Beginning around the morning of September 26 or 27, 2018, look west after sunrise for the daytime moon.

http://earthsky.org/tonight/look-for-the-daytime-moon

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Patheos-Pagan: Magick in the Bedroom: A Witch’s Guide to Sleep

Let’s face it, nights of restless sleep will always result with little magick in the bedroom. Whether it be stress, leg cramps, lack of comfort, here are some tips to help get the sleep that you need and deserve.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/thefairytalewitch/2018/09/magick-in-the-bedroom-a-witchs-guide-to-sleep/

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Inner Journey: 

DANCE THROUGH YOUR DAY

“Mix a little foolishness with your serious plans: it’s lovely to be silly at the right moment.”
— Horace

Today, we invite you to do the Take-Your-Time Tango. In his book ‘Games for the Soul,’ Drew Leder challenges us to dance through our days with the graceful, slow elegance of a tango dancer.

“Slow down a notch,” Leder counsels. “Do whatever you do in a calm and leisurely fashion. … As much as possible, don’t be driven by inner fear, external deadlines, or rushed companions to stumble through a speeded-up dance. Act as if you have all the timein the world. Come to think of it, you do: No one else has any more hours.”

So stand (or sit) tall. Raise your chin as you gather your full concentration, dignity and self confidence to glide smoothly and beautifully through the day.

“We look at the dance to impart the sensation of living in an affirmation of life, to energize the spectator into keener awareness of the vigor, the mystery, the humor, the variety, and the wonder of life.”
— Martha Graham

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Yeah, I know it sounds like a good idea to the new-agers, god-squads, and holy-rollers to turn all things over to “the Universe,” but I’m a little concerned that something important has been lost in translation.

How ’bout you just turn over the “hows” to me, and have yourself a little field day with the “all things” part?

Hope I got to you before they did,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Cold Soba Noodle Salad

Soba noodles can be used in all sorts of dishes, and a cold noodles salad is a delicious way to use them.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Cold-Soba-Noodle-Salad-Recipe.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
September 27,  2018

Relationships

“The biggest mistake is believing there is one right way to listen, to talk, to have a conversation – or a relationship.”

-Deborah Tannen

A relationship is a living thing. It grows, evolves, and no two are the same. We need to care for our relationships, and that can mean different things in different circumstances. We need to pay attention to relationships that are important to us, and know that in return the relationship nurtures us.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 5 Affirmations for a Discouraged Spirit
Sometimes, we are our worst critic. Whether at work, home, or in a social setting, the lens we train on ourselves can be brutally harsh

Read more…………….

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for September 19, 2018

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for September 19, 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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Now by the brook the maple leans
With all his glory spread,
And all the sumachs on the hills
Have turned their green to red.
–William Wilfred Campbell (1858–1918)

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Spiritual Unite: Kundalini Awakening Symptoms And Dangers

The process of kundalini awakening has a host of symptoms and dangers associated with it. Rightly or wrongly, some warn against embarking on kundalini awakening while you are still inexperienced in yoga and meditation. We believe they are a little over the top, but they raise a good point. As long as the process is undertaken with proper care, and

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/kundalini-awakening-symptoms-and-dangers/

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MBG: Be The Change: This Checklist Has 10 Actionable Items That Actually Make A Difference

By now, we’ve all gotten the message that our environment needs as much love as humanly possible, and we’re doing our part to help make that happen. Still, while we have the best intentions to be all eco-friendly all the time, just thinking about how much work still needs to be done can get overwhelming—and make even the greenest person feel a little blue.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/be-the-change-this-checklist-has-10-actionable-items-that-make-a-difference

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Daily Good: Change the Worldview, Change the World

At the heart of every culture is a story of how the world came to be and what that means for us. Look closer and you’ll find many more narratives that comprise our collective consciousness. In the case of the Western world, problems like white supremacy, misogyny, and ecological hostility are all disconnected storylines that have been kept alive year after year. In this compelling essay, author Drew Dellinger calls upon us to reexamine the stories in Western society–their sources and consequences–and consider a wider worldview.

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2079/change-the-worldview-change-the-world-drew-dellinger/

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Elephant Journal: The Best Way to Get Out of a Funk.

Every once in a while, I have a day where I am in a total funk.
Nothing particularly bad happens, but nothing seems to be going the way I want it to either. I feel tired, antsy, irritable, and generally unsatisfied with pretty much everything. In theory I want to do all the things; in reality I want to do none of the things

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/09/the-best-way-to-get-out-of-a-funk/

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MNN: Stunning video captures a triple whale breach off coast of Nova Scotia

A boat full of lucky whale-watching tourists saw the spectacle of a lifetime when three humpback whales launched themselves out of the water one-by-one in spectacular fashion

Read more……………..

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EarthSky News: Tonight Moon is near Mars

Mars was bright and close six weeks ago, but now Earth is rushing ahead in our smaller, faster orbit around the sun. From our perspective, the red planet is beginning to dim. See it near Wednesday night’s moon.

Read more

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Patheos-Pagan: A Simple Elemental Ritual Welcoming Autumn

The season of autumn whispers to me in the mornings, reminding me that the Wheel of the Year is turning. My reply was a simple elemental ritual welcoming the fall, with the added energy of the pentagram representing the wholeness in all things. I love to get back to the simplicity of evoking the elements, especially at the seasonal transitions. They form all that lives and for that, I honor them always.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/keepingherkeys/2018/09/a-simple-elemental-ritual-welcoming-autumn/

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Inner Journey: ARE YOU HAPPY?

“It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere.”
— Agnes Repplier

Are you happy?

Don’t answer too quickly. Sit with this question for a long time and you’ll be introduced to brand new dimensions of who you are and of what matters in your life.

“Happiness comes only when we push our brains and hearts to the farthest reaches of which we are capable.”
— Leo C. Rosten

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Do you know what most people wish for, when it comes to improving their own life?

More stuff. Especially abundance.

Because they think having more stuff will contribute to their overall happiness.

But do you know what most people wish for when it comes to the lives of the ones they most love and cherish?

Happiness, peace, creative work, fulfilling relationships.

Because they understand that once these things are in order, stuff, especially abundance, will automatically take care of itself.

One of these two things doesn’t belong with the other….

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Easy Moussaka

This Greek dish is made with eggplant, and is really delicious.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Easy-Moussaka.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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Beliefnet: Lies We Tell Ourselves and How to Stop Living Them

Most of us don’t identify ourselves as being liars. We might say a white lie every now and then, but we would never be the person spewing lies each day, right? Wrong. We might not even realize it, but chances are you are lying to yourself every day. We say them because we think they make us feel better, but in reality they are stealing our ability to live our best life. They blind us from finding the truth, taking away our happiness rather than adding to it.
Read more at http://www.beliefnet.com/inspiration/lies-we-tell-ourselves-and-how-to-stop-living-them.aspx#bFLTR5iTEGwlApTj.99

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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