Cat’s Morning Bits for October 24, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for October 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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Oh, good gigantic smile o’ the brown old earth,
This autumn morning! How he sets his bones
To bask i’ the sun, and thrusts out knees and feet
For the ripple to run over in its mirth;
Listening the while, where on the heap of stones
The white breast of the sea-lark twitters sweet.

-Robert Browning (1812-89)

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Spirituality & Health: 5 Ways to Not Be Irritated All the Time
BY KATHRYN DRURY WAGNER
“I’m taking this car and moving to Florida!” the elderly man in front of me at the DMV raged. He held up the line for a good 20 minutes, all over a measly $25 fee. I’m sure I wasn’t the only person in line thinking, “By all means, head for that state line… and now.” But you can’t completely blame the guy. Sometimes life triggers what can feels like an endless case of road rage. Even us yogis and meditators aren’t immune from it. Every little thing starts to grate, from the headline in the Washington Post to the #$% convection oven. Woah. If you feel like you are living life in a constant state of irritation, here are a few ways to calm down.

https://spiritualityhealth.com/articles/2018/10/22/5-ways-not-to-be-irritated-all-the-time

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MBG: You Don’t Always Have To Apologize. Here’s When You Should — And When You Shouldn’t 

We’re in the midst of a movement against “overapologizing”—especially for women, who tend to apologize more often than men because they have a lower threshold for what counts as offensive behavior. To be clear, caring about how your actions affect others is rarely a bad thing. But the deeper problem seems to stem from the lack of understanding around why we apologize. Sometimes it’s just a reflex. And sometimes, it’s not coming from a place of concern at all.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/do-i-have-to-apologize-heres-when-you-dont-need-to-say-sorry

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Daily Good: The Monk, the Butcher & the Origins of Deep Counting

Our lives are based on what we count and how we count it. Somik Raha asks what would be different in our lives if we changed how we engage with counting. Raha takes us through stories of what is meritorious, which leads us into deep counting– counting which facilitates meaningful experiences. He then brings us into the understanding of how making distinctions is an act of creation and is juxtaposed against perceiving ourselves as nothing. This is the transcendent loop of infinity and seen in the scientific dance of making finer distinctions within a community, which has revealed a picture of larger, more meaningful truth. This truth is shared through stories that lead us to reflect on what counts and helps us transcend division and touch the reality of integration

http://www.dailygood.org/more.php?op=get&url=https%3A%2F%2Fmedium.com%2Finvaluable%2Fthe-monk-the-butcher-and-the-incredible-origins-of-deep-counting-8c85bb2c7e77

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Elephant Journal: Uranus in Opposition—The Divine Union of Masculine & Feminine.

At midnight, on October 23rd, when the Sun reached its greatest distance below the horizon, Uranus stood directly opposite the sun in the night sky, shining blue and bright in the constellation Aries.
According to ancient Egyptian astronomy, Aries was associated with Amon-Ra, the king of gods, who was depicted as a man with the curled horns of a ram, representing masculine fertility and creativity.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/10/uranus-in-opposition-the-divine-union-of-masculine-feminine/

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MNN: 20 microscopic images that will open your eyes to a whole new world

From insects to plants and even the human eye, these images capture the illuminating and fascinating details of living objects.

The 44th annual Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition received nearly 2,500 submissions from 89 countries and selected the top 20 images.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Full Hunter’s Moon on October 24

October 24, 2018 brings the Northern Hemisphere’s full Hunter’s Moon. For this hemisphere, it’s the second full moon of autumn (or second full moon after our autumn equinox). For the Southern Hemisphere, it’s the second full moon of spring.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/full-hunters-moon-on-october-24

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Patheos-Pagan: Herbal Ways to Stay Healthy This Season

Changing of the Seasons Does Not Have to Mean Illness
It almost seems like I woke up one day and it was October. Dazed and confused, I wonder where the golden days of summer have disappeared to. If you leave in New England, like I do, this past summer was a tad disappointing. It seemed to rain A LOT. Do not get me wrong, I love rain.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/thefairytalewitch/2018/10/herbal-ways-to-stay-healthy-this-season/

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Inner Journey: 

CO-CREATION

“[Manifestation is] the art of fashioning a co- creative, synchronistic, and mutually supportive relationship between the inner creative energies of a person’s own mind and spirit and their counterpart within the larger world in order to bring a new and desirable situation into being.”
— David Spangler


I have always understood that Spirit works through us. Only recently have I really come to appreciate how Spirit works WITH us. The divine life force partners with our unique perspective, our passion and our skills to create new life situations.


We are not passive vessels for God’s will. To realize our highest potential, we must co-create with the divine.


“We must see ourselves as co-manifestors — partners in manifestation — all engaged in the primal act of unfoldment and emergence. Each act of manifestation may be directed toward a specific outcome, but it also contributes to the greater manifestation of the wholeness, love, compassion, and creativity of the primal source from which we all come.” — David Spangler


higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

If people could only glimpse the unimaginable depth of the great love they were born of and to which they’ll swiftly return,  and they realized that their choice to be “here” was made from the zenith of their own intergalactic brilliance, and they understood how much more their lives have made possible for others who will follow, I do believe they’d cut themselves a bit more slack, smell more flowers, and hold more hands.

I got you, babe –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Green Apple Monsters 

Aren’t these little monsters adorable? They’re mostly fruit, so you won’t feel too bad munching on them. Play around with their teeth and eye spacing to give them each some character. After slicing the apples, this would be a great edible craft for kids. Have fun!

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Green-Apple-Monsters.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
October 24, 2018

Forgiveness

“To forgive is the highest, most beautiful form of love. In return, you will receive untold peace and happiness.”

-Robert Muller

Think of this from a purely economical point of view. When you invest in blame, judgement, criticism and victimization, what do you receive in return? Does an attempt at making someone else feel bad bring any real benefit to you personally? Or could it actually cause you harm? Now, knowing that we are each responsible for our own choices and responses, think about this: When you invest in forgiveness, acceptance, understanding and harmony, what do you receive in return? Here there are many rewards! Among them: peace of mind, coherence, stability and love.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 6 Powerful Choices That Will Change Everything

You need to make a fundamental change and making choices are part of the evolution of this method. Choices can be for the good or for the bad, depending on the election. Still, decisions can make us feel awkward and could even promote a sense of fright in people because of the unknown. And yet, it can be for our own welfare. It may help us obtain new friends, venture out into a new business or nudge us to consider visiting another land. There comes a time when there will be a fork in the road. We either work within the confines of our personal fears, bad attitudes and unforgiveness or move on in love and in hope

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Read more at https://www.beliefnet.com/inspiration/6-powerful-choices-that-will-change-everything.aspx#coTKGJCbjSbRZ5Mj.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 22, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for October 22, 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 great marshes wrapt in mist,
Or past some river’s mouth,
Throughout the long, still autumn day
Wild birds are flying south.

-William Wilfred Campbell (1858-1918)

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Spiritual Unite: Soulmate Signs From The Universe

A soulmate is the most commonly used term for true love. Many people crave for this relationship. A soulmate is a person with whom you feel comfortable and happy. There’s a sense of deep love as well. Any individual could have one or more than one soulmate in their life. Soulmates come into your life to perform a specific task.

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/soulmate-signs-from-the-universe/

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MBG: What This Month’s Rare Retrograde Means For Your Love Life

You may have heard the hype about Venus retrograde, a six-week backspin that happens every 18 months and will be in full force from October 5 to November 16, 2018. When the Heavenly Headmistress of Harmony takes this celestial sabbatical, relationships can go awry. Our normal levels of kindness and compassion deplete, and the past can creep back in—from ex-flames to old inflammatory issues.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/venus-retrograde-2018

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Daily Good: How Silence Leads Us To Awe

When life leaves us “dumb-struck”, awed into silence, we are jolted into living and understanding with our right brains. These moments are universally understood as deep spiritual experiences. In this excerpt from the book “The Lotus and the Rose”, Matthew Fox and Lama Tsomo explore this essential spiritual principle using the lenses of Christianity and Buddhism.

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2122/how-silence-leads-us-to-awe-matthew-fox-lama-tsomo/

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Elephant Journal: October 24th Full Moon—Be a Hunter, not a Space Cadet.

The full Hunter’s Moon comes October 24th.
It rises just after sunset, and sets around sunrise, making this the only night in the month when the moon is in the sky all night long. The Native Americans call it the Hunter’s Moon, because the game is fat from a summer of foraging, and now is the time to go hunting and prepare stores for the long winter ahead.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/10/october-24th-full-moon-are-you-a-hunter-or-a-space-cadet/

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MNN: Ancient graffiti reveals the real date of Pompeii’s destruction

Archaeologists excavating a previously untouched portion of the ancient Roman city of Pompeii have come across a remarkable discovery: dated graffiti that appears to have been made just prior to the city’s destruction.

read more…………….

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EarthSky News: See Earth’s shadow and Belt of Venus

In both the evening and morning sky, try watching for Earth’s shadow. Earth’s shadow is a deep blue-grey, darker than the twilight sky. The pink band above the shadow – in the east after sunset, or west before dawn – is called the Belt of Venus.

http://earthsky.org/tonight/earth-shadow-belt-of-venus-in-east-after-sunset

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Patheos-Pagan: Thank You For Letting Me Be Myself, Again 

I spent last weekend at Autumn Fires at Wisteria, closing out the festival season; a last chance for outdoor Fire Circles until the spring.
Sometime Saturday night, as we danced around the fire in the cold, the drumming fell silent for a moment. I felt the Muse upon me, and I started a traditional chant that fit the moment.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/thezenpagan/2018/10/thank-you-for-letting-me-be-myself-again/

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Inner Journey: 

WHAT ARE YOUR PRIORITIES FOR TODAY?

“Most people are so busy knocking themselves out trying to do everything they think they should do, they never get around to do what they want to do.”
— Kathleen Winsor

When we clearly set an intention, our conscious and subconscious minds mobilize to help us meet that intention. At the start of each day, thoroughly review what commitments you have made to others for the day, and decide what commitment(s) you will make for yourself.

What can you do today that will move you one step closer to your personal goals? Own your power to choose to meet your own needs. After all, we are much better able to help others when our own needs are met. And at the end of the day, when you’ve honoured your commitment to yourself, acknowledge your success.

“If you want to make good use of your time, you’ve got to know what’s most important and then give it all you’ve got.”
— Lee Iacocca

 

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

One’s ability to succeed, is always proportional to one’s willingness to fail.

Besides, all failures are temporary, all tigers are paper, and life is a many splendored thing.

Go for it,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Pomegranate Chicken

This luscious chicken dish may become an all time favorite. The secret ingredient is pomegranate molasses.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Pomegranate-Chicken-1.html

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Magical Correspondences for Monday 

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

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

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

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Daily Wisdom
October 22, 2018

Forgiveness

“The forgiving state of mind is a magnetic power for attracting good.” Catherine Ponder

Forgiveness tends to be one of those things that is easy to say, but hard to do. We get caught up in the hurt and pain and for some reason we don’t want to let that go. But forgiveness is freeing – it is healing, and it brings with it all kinds of life lessons and spiritual growth. And that is always good.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 5 Ways To Forgive Yourself
Why are we so hard on ourselves for things that God has long since forgiven and forgotten? Here are five ways to forgive yourself and let go of the past.

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/