Thought For The Day: July 12, 2021 “Mother Ocean”

Happy Monday,

This week our quotes will consist of advice from nature. We can learn a lot about ourselves by observing the natural world.

The ocean is truly magical. The sound, the feel, the smell all awaken something deep inside us. As we stand in the surf we can feel her pull within the deepest primal recesses of our being. Mother Ocean invokes a myriad of feelings and emotions. As a mother she creates and nurtures life. She teaches us about strength, beauty, life, and death. She shows us how to go with the flow and how to move with life’s tides. Let the music of the ocean sooth your heart and spirit. Hear her song…..

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Cat’s Morning Bits for July 21, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for July 21, 2020

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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Can we learn wisdom watching insects now,
or just the art of quiet observation?
Creatures from the world of leaf and flower
marking weather’s variation.
-Vivian Smith (b. 1933)

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July Events & Holidays

July 1 Canada Day

July 4 Independence Day

July 4 Full “Buck Moon” at 9:44 pm PST / 10:44 pm MST

July 5 Full “Buck Moon” at 12:44 am EST

July 8 Celtic Tree Month of Holly begins

July 12 Mercury goes direct

July 20 New Moon at 10:32 am PST/ 11:32 am MST/ 1:32pm EST

August 1 Lammas/ Lughnasadh

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Spirit Library: The Great Mystery (a message from Kate Spreckley)
Individually and collectively we are in a time of destruction and reconstruction. The foundation of our life is transforming to hold a new energetic matrix.

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Spiritual Unite: STARSEED TYPES YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT

What are starseeds you may ask, and could you be one? Starseeds are galactic souls planted on Earth from other realms.

Read more…..

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ThoughtCo: Adonis and Aphrodite

The love goddess of the Greeks, Aphrodite, usually made other people fall in love (or lust, more often than not), but sometimes she, too, was smitten. In this story of Adonis and Aphrodite, which comes from the tenth book of, the Roman poet Ovid summarizes Aphrodite’s ill-fated love affair with Adonis.

Read more….

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MBG: 11 Dating Rules For Empaths To Make Sure They’re Honoring Their Own Needs

Do empaths—people who are sensitive to the energies and emotions of others—have certain requirements in romantic relationships?

Read more…..

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Purification and Home Blessing Shaker Jar Spell

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Elephant Journal: 5 Ways to Meditate that Don’t include Trying to Sit in Total Silence.

So, wait…you’re saying I don’t have to sit still, with no thoughts, to meditate?
That’s right.

But, if you can, you are an epic master and I applaud you.

Read more….

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Treehugger: 11 Animals That Mate for Life

Humans like to think of themselves as a faithful species, but when it comes to true fidelity, many other animals offer better examples of how to keep a relationship together

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Watch the moon shed its shadow

The mythologist Joseph Campbell poetically stated, “The power of life causes the snake to shed its skin, just as the moon sheds its shadow.” When the moon turned new on July 20, 2020, the moon’s shadowed side totally faced Earth, while its illuminated side totally faced the sun.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Talking with Mother Earth

We were blessed with a beach trip recently, spending a week with my mother and sister at a beach house right on North Topsail Beach, NC. Our little family lucks into one of these vacations about every 5 years or so.

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Pagan Playlist: Lord of the Rings – Into the West (cover) – Ella Roberts & Nick Roberts

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Inner Journey:

WHY MEDITATE?

“Meditation brings wisdom; lack of meditation leaves ignorance. Know well what leads you forward and what holds you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom.”
— Buddha

Meditation is considered an essential practice for those who seek self-knowledge and self-mastery. Why? Basically, meditation brings awareness of how our minds work. Over time, we become watchers, able to detach from the thoughts and emotions that play out in our minds.

With this detachment, we gain the freedom to choose whether or not to act on our thoughts and emotions. We learn to distinguish between objective reality and our mental and emotional dramas.

“Only in quiet waters things mirror themselves undistorted. Only in a quiet mind is adequate perception of the world.”
— Hans Margolius

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe
If you knew of a spectacular mountain that was very, very tall, yet climbable. And if it was well established that from its peak, you could literally see all the love that bathes the world, dance with the angels, and party with the gods. Would you curse or celebrate each step you took as you ascended it?

Right-o!

Life is that mountain and each day a step.

Perspectives change everything,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Strawberry Spinach Salad I

Someone brought this salad to a pot luck dinner and I had to have the recipe. I have made it many, many times since then and I have been asked for the recipe every time I bring it somewhere. It is also a great way to get kids to eat spinach!

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Magical Correspondences for Tuesday

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

Element: Fire

Incense: Dragon’s Blood, Patchouli
Planet: Mars
Star Signs: Aries and Scorpio
Angel: Samuel
Power Colors: Red and Orange
Herbs & Plants: Red Rose, Cock’s Comb, Pine, Daisy, Thyme and Pepper
Sacred Stones: Carnelian, Bloodstone, Ruby, Garnet and Pink Tourmaline
Oil: (Mars) Basil, Coriander, Ginger

Deities include Ares, Lilith, The Morrigan, Tiwaz, Tyr

Tuesday is ruled by Mars. Today’s energies align with all things masculine such as conflict, physical endurance and strength, lust, hunting, sports, and all types of competition. It can also be used for rituals involving surgical procedures or political ventures.

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Daily Wisdom
July 21, 2020

Problems/Solutions
“Clinging to the past is the problem. Embracing change is the answer.”

-Gloria Steinem
Sometimes it might look like change is the problem. But really it’s that we’re making change a problem for ourselves because we are resisting it! Change can be a great solution and can open up all kinds of wonderful opportunities for us. There’s a time when we need to step outside of the boundaries we have created and just go for it!

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Magician

You might be set up to be the smart one and solve a problem or two for someone else. While it might be your idea of fun to perform and be clever, try to keep things simple, especially if this is a work-related issue. It will cost you little or no effort and win you a lot of admiration, and maybe some monetary reward later.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com
Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
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Cat’s Morning Bits for March 6, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for March 6, 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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We like March, his shoes are purple
He is new and high;
Makes he mud for dog and peddler,
Makes he forest dry.

Emily Dickinson (1830-86)

almanac.com

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Mind Body Green:

4 Nature-Based Spiritual Rituals (Because Spring Is Just Around The Corner)

Grief isn’t something you can think your way through. It is instead an experience you must feel your way through. As a psychic intuitive, I regularly help clients who are grieving a loss�a marriage that is ending, a career that’s no longer fulfilling, the death of a loved one, or the loss of a specific dream they had for their life.

Read more…………….

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Beliefnet: Entering the Deep End of the Ocean

Experience the peaceful rhythms of the sea with a new moon meditation.

Each New Moon signals the time to reset our inner clocks to nature’s timetable. This is especially true at the annual Cancer New Moon, when we can align our rhythms with the waxing and waning cycles of the Moon. Cancer is a water sign; it is the Moon that measures out the ebb and flow of the ocean’s tides. As old as the moon is the ocean – watery womb and source of life. The inner knowledge of nature’s rhythms is the key to life: to move instinctively in concert with the rise and fall, the emptiness and fullness,

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Did You Know?

Before Spring was called Spring, it was called Lent in Old English. Starting in the 14th century, that time of year was called springing time, a reference to plants springing from the ground. In the 15th century this got shortened to spring-time, and then further shortened in the 16th century to just spring.

pioneer thinking.com

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A Bountiful Moment:
You have never experienced tomorrow before. Rober Schuller Sr

Daily Thought

Tomorrow presents as an exciting adventure. You can think about what might happen but it will always be unknown. You have the power to dream and create every piece of what your tomorrow will look like. Do this and set intention for your tomorrow in your world today.

Daily Practice

Intend to be a success tomorrow. Think about all the glorious wonderful things that will come from that success. Today see yourself at the finish line of the goals you have set.

Have a Great Day and Believe in Yourself!

Dr. Juliann (my child therapist.com)

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EarthSky News: Moon sweeps past morning planets

This week, using the moon as a guide, you can easily find Jupiter, Mars and Saturn between the hours of midnight and dawn.

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Patheos-Pagan: Embrace the Power of Offerings

If you asked my students what the single greatest game-changer for improving their Magic that they got from my teachings, most of them would say offerings. A lot of you reading this might already be well acquainted with offerings to spirits; some of you are surely initiated into Vodou, Candomble, or another African traditional religion where offerings play a huge role

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Inner Journey: Slow down

“The soul requires duration of time — rich, thick, deep, velvety time — and it thrives on rhythm. Soul can�t be hurried or harried …. We may go through many events in the day and experience nothing because the soul has not had the opportunity to feel them from many different points of view.”
— Robert Sardello

Soul cannot exist when our connections in life remain superficial. An experience of soul requires that we take time to be fully present to the details of our lives.

Explore what happens when you take the time to STOP and PAY ATTENTION. When we choose to slow down and really experience the qualities of our lives, we get a whole new perspective on what living is all about.

“We must not allow the clock and the calendar to blind us to the fact that each moment of life is a miracle and mystery.”
— H. G. Wells

“The well of Providence is deep. It�s the buckets we bring to it that are small.”
— Mary Webb

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

You’re the only person who knows what’s right for you.

The only one –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Japanese Style Beef and Onions

This is a family recipe which was derived from a Northern Japanese post World War II era recipe. It is said that American troops ate a lot of beef at their bases in Northern Japan. The Japanese up there were poor after the war, but they could afford to buy leftover bits and pieces of beef from the Americans. They grew a massive amount of onions up there, and that is how this recipe came to be.

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Magical Correspondences for Tuesday

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

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

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

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

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Daily Wisdom
March 6, 2018

Love

“We may think of the Divine as a fire whose outgoing warmth pervades the Universe.”-Plotinus

Many people say God IS love. And love certainly pervades the Universe. Love is something we all understand, something we can all relate to. Every mother knows what it means to love a child. Every person is capable of giving and receiving love. In A Course in Miracles, fear is defined as the absence of love. Much like darkness is the absence of light. Let’s light that fire, and light up the world with our outpouring of love!

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Spirituality & Health: 

Ready to Try Crystal-Infused Water?
BY KATHRYN DRURY WAGNER

Sorry, cucumbers and mint. When it comes to additives for the water pitcher, the latest thing is crystals. And no, I do not mean Crystal Light, the low-cal powdered beverage mix. I mean crystals like minerals in a repeating crystalline molecular pattern. They are a popular energy healing tool, and now they are plunking their way into our water bottles. I took a look at this modish mystical hydration.

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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)
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