Cat’s Morning Bits for July 23, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for July 23,  2019

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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Beyond me in the fields the sun
Soaks in the grass and hath his will;
I count the marguerites one by one;
Even the buttercups are still.
-Archibald Lampman (1861-99)

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Spiritual Unite: Finding You Are An Old One 

The Old Ones are earth beings. They have been here since time before time, that is, time before we modern humans recognize as possible for intelligent life. Old Ones are Human.

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/finding-you-are-an-old/

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ThoughtCo: What Does It Mean When You Dream About Snakes?

We’ve all had weird and unusual dreams before, and it’s believed that elements of our dreams are keys to our subconscious. Most dream experts agree that the meanings of animals in dreams vary based on what the animal is doing and how you feel about it. Let’s take a look what dreams about snakes can mean in your life.

https://www.learnreligions.com/dreams-about-snakes-4691726

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Today’s Deity: Laughing Buddha – Meaning behind the Happy Statues

Tonight at work I was determined to learn something new in the realm of positivity. While tumbling all over Tumblr, I saw Happy Buddha and decided to google him. I’ve always had a thing for the happy chubby statues but I didn’t know much about them – or that there was so much to know.

My googling adventure started simple with a visit to wikipedia to learn the difference between him and the founder of buddhism – Gautama Buddha- and why he was so dang cheerful. My mind was blown by the hidden meanings within each statue. Before I knew it I was learning the exact position in the house your little figurine should be placed. Haphazardly collecting Buddhas could devastate the Feng Shui of your home.

https://positivelyharvz.blogspot.com/2014/04/laughing-buddha-meaning-behind-happy.html

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MBG: Leo Season Is Here & Things Are About To Get Downright Theatrical

Every 30 days or so, the Sun visits a new zodiac sign. During this “season” everyone feels the energy of this prevailing astrological sign, no matter what your Sun sign horoscope may be. Expressive Leo is the second of the zodiac’s three fire signs and it’s of the “fixed” quality.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/how-to-navigate-leo-season-2019-according-to-the-astrotwins

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Daily Good: The Teachings of Grass

How do we relate to the land that sustains us–as a source of belonging or as a source of belongings? As the planet teeters on the brink of environmental collapse, botanist, teacher, and author Robin Wall Kimmerer urges us to consider our broken relationship to the Earth and the hard choices that lie before us by examining the history of her Potawatomi ancestors. Through cultivating the sense of respect and gratitude for nature inherent in indigenous teachings, Kimmerer invites us to reclaim that wisdom and renew our earthly relationships to restore honor in the way we live.

http://www.karmatube.org/videos.php?id=8352

Be The Change

Think about the ways you can become a better student of nature and open the door to reciprocity with your home planet.

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Did you know…

Mint has been found in Egyptian tombs from as far back as 1000 BC!

http://topfoodfacts.com/history-and-facts-about-mint/

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MNN: How to create a moonlight garden

Do you know how to make your garden light up at night? The answer is to create a moonlight garden.
But what is a moonlight garden, and what type of plants shine at night?

“Moonlight gardening relates to plants that show off their textures, colors and sometimes their silhouettes from dusk into the moonlight hours,

https://www.mnn.com/your-home/organic-farming-gardening/stories/how-create-moonlight-garden

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EarthSky News: Ophiuchus, 13th constellation of zodiac

Tonight, look for the faint constellation Ophiuchus the Serpent Bearer. From the Northern Hemisphere, look southward at nightfall. From the Southern Hemisphere, look more overhead around mid-evening. From all parts of Earth, Ophiuchus crosses the sky westward as Earth spins under the sky, and as evening deepens into late night. Ophiuchus is sometimes called the 13th or forgotten constellation of the zodiac.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/ophiuchus-highest-on-august-evenings-2

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Patheos-Pagan: Herbal Magick : Vanilla, Sweet Flower of Love

I’m all about Vanilla. I cook with it. I use it in my magick, and have even been known to wear it as a perfume. The botanical name for this delicious beauty is Vanilla planifolia. This tasty bean comes to us from a species of Orchid, and can be used in your kitchen magick and elsewhere.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/voodoouniverse/2019/07/herbal-magick-vanilla-sweet-flower-of-love/

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Inner Journey:

USE DOWN TIMES TO GOOD ADVANTAGE

“The affairs of the world will go on forever. Do not delay the practice of meditation.”
— Milarepa

In our busy schedules, we can often complain that we don’t have time to meditate. But if we are sincere in our desire to go inside, we can create our own moments of stillness in the midst of our activity.

Stopped at a traffic light? Do some deep breathing. Waiting in line at the bank or grocery store? Repeat an uplifting word such as ‘love’ or ‘peace.’ Riding the bus to and from work? Value these times as an opportunity to close your eyes and go within orto say a little prayer.

“Wherever you go in the midst of movement and activity, carry your stillness within you. Then the chaotic movement around you will never overshadow your access to the reservoir of creativity, the field of pure potentiality.”
— Deepak Chopra

higherawareness.com
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Daily Tarot: The Lovers 

The world may seem to be working overtime to baffle or confuse you, but you don’t have to take the bait. If you’re offered something that seems too perfectly tailored to your tastes or desires, it’s OK to be graciously skeptical. You can appear cautious rather than distrustful. Keep things simple today and minimize getting upset by torn or unsettled feelings.

astrology.com

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A Note from the Universe

Everyone’s lucky.

Few are prepared.

Visualize,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Cheesy Eggplant Stacks

These are like an eggplant Parmesan casserole, but they’re individual eggplant stacks, that you can make as many or little as you want. They’re so delicious, plus they’re easy and fun to make.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Cheesy-Eggplant-Stacks.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
July 23, 2019

Luck

“Luck is not chance-
It’s Toil-
Fortune’s expensive smile
Is earned – ”
-Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)

We hear time and time again that good luck is all about hard work. But isn’t life like that, too? We get out of it what we put into it.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Natural Living Ideas: Homemade Sleep Lotion To Induce A Restful Slumber

Sleep can be hard to come by for some of us. With about 9 million Americans popping pills for better sleep at night, insomnia has become a major issue. And that’s not including the millions of Americans who have difficulty sleeping and aren’t taking sleeping pills. This sleepy time lotion though uses a relaxing blend of essential oils and magnesium to calm the mind and promote restful sleep.

https://www.naturallivingideas.com/homemade-sleep-lotion/

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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 10, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for September 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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’Tis the last rose of summer
Left blooming alone;
All her lovely companions
Are faded and gone:
No flower of her kindred,
No rose-bud is nigh,
To reflect back her blushes,
Or give sigh for sigh.

–Thomas Moore (1779–1852)

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Spiritual Unite: Old Soul Characteristics | Signs That Reveal If You Are One

Have you ever met someone irrespective of their young age and they seem to be wise? Maybe you are an adult and never seem to fit into society? Knowing the two above facts might be the clue to understanding if you or someone you know are an old soul. Does The Soul Have An Age?

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/old-soul-characteristics/

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MBG: Why We Must Accept The Hard Truth: We Can’t Control Other People’s Decisions

I’m often asked about whether or not someone should offer their partner, friend, family member, or adult child advice. My response is always the same: “Have they asked you for advice?”

Of course, their answer is always “no.” If they had been asked to give advice, they would not be asking me if they should offer it.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/why-giving-unsolicited-advice-is-invasive

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Daily Good: To Keep Company With Oneself

Philosophy student Jennifer Stitt writes a thoughtful essay asking whether we would become lonely in solitude or find new depths? Philosophers have long distinguished between solitude and loneliness. Emerson celebrated the former, in which “nature may speak to the imagination, as she never does in company.” Socrates celebrated the soundless dialogue “which the soul holds with herself.” And in the 20th century, Hannah Arendt muses, “Thinking, existentially speaking, is a solitary but not a lonely business,” reminding us that the self “is the only one from whom you can never get away – except by ceasing to think.” { read more }

https://aeon.co/ideas/before-you-can-be-with-others-first-learn-to-be-alone

Be The Change

Take up with a friend the question of solitude. If there is a difference between loneliness and aloneness, can you put words to what it is? What must be shifted in my attitude so that loneliness can become solitude.

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Elephant Journal: Dear Universe, I Get It—Enough.

Imagine that we have a bucket of resilience that we are able to dip into when life gets tough.
That is the bucket we would rely on to get us through loss, grief, hardship, or significant change.
What happens if we ignore that bucket? If we don’t stop or slow down long enough to fill the bucket back up? What happens if we keep on trying to persevere when our bucket is empty?

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/09/dear-universe-i-get-it-enough/

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MNN: How to respond to a sneeze around the world

Ah, the sneeze. That bodily function that drives particles out of the nose and mouth in a decidedly forcible way.

It’s sometimes unpleasant, especially if you sneeze a bunch of times in a row (my record is nine), and sometimes sneezing brings a sense of relief as you finally get the sneeze out of your system.

Read more……

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EarthSky News: Young moon after sunset September 10

For some sky watchers, it’s great sport to try to catch a young moon that may – or may not – fleetingly show itself as a pale, skinny crescent in the western evening twilight. The chances of catching the young moon after sunset on September 10, 2018, vary greatly around the globe. South America is especially favored.

http://earthsky.org/tonight/young-moon-after-sunset-september-10

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Patheos-Pagan: The Magic of Language

As humans, and with the magic of social media, we share words on a regular basis. Moreso when there are subjects to be passionate about. Words tumble out in a torrent, gushing waterfalls of passionate feelings, insistent on getting points across to the restless eyes that may or may not scroll by.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/witchindeed/2018/09/the-magic-of-language/

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Inner Journey: 

FEARS OF MONEY

“We are all powerless as children, and money looms so powerfully … we don’t grow up to claim our financial power until we look money directly in the eye, face our fears, and claim that power back.”
— Suze Orman

How does money scare you?

In your journal, write down your greatest fears around money, and see what comes up. If emotions surface, as they undoubtedly will, let them come. Really feel your feelings, without judgment. They’ll give you valuable information.

“In all realms of life it takes courage to stretch your limits, express your power, and fulfill your potential; it’s no different in the financial realm. In a buy-now, consume-now culture like ours, it takes courage to make the decisions today that may make us rich tomorrow. It takes courage to face up to the facts of old age and mortality and to prepare for them. It also takes courage to live generously, regardless of your financial state of affairs. …It takes courage to ask for what you want. And it takes courage to live honestly, wisely, true to yourself …and true to your desire for more.”
— Suze Orman

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Picture if you will the disciplinarian who micromanages every step in their very careful dance with life and then picture the hooligan whose only disciplines are daydreaming and showing up.
Now, whom do you think is most likely to be heard whoo-hoo’ing from the top of their lungs as they cruise along Rodeo Drive or some winding mountain road, top down, shades up, singing “I Did It My Way?”
Whoo-hoo!

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Creative Breakfast Ideas

The first meal of the day does not have to be boring. There are many delicious foods that can be made to get you off to good start.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Creative-Breakfast-Ideas.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
September 10, 2018

Awareness

“I break up through the skin of awareness a thousand times a day, as dolphins burst through seas, and dive again, and rise, and dive.”

-Annie Dillard, An American Childhood (1987)

How many of our waking hours do we spend actually “aware?” This is a beautiful analogy, I can just picture the dolphins playing, experiencing the freedom and joy that is theirs with every magnificent dive into the beautiful ocean. That same joy is ours, as well. We just need to break up through that skin of awareness and experience 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.

Read more at http://www.beliefnet.com/inspiration/7-things-that-happen-when-you-take-responsibility-for-your-life.aspx#2bA1f7IHLpHOeACD.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 July 13, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for July 13, 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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How many songs, O summer wind,
How many songs you know
Of fair, sweet things in your wanderings,
As over the earth you go.
-Ina Donna Coolbrith (1841-1928)

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Spiritual Unite: Old Soul Characteristics | Signs That Reveal If You Are One 

Have you ever met someone irrespective of their young age and they seem to be wise?
Maybe you are an adult and never seem to fit into society?

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/old-soul-characteristics/

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MBG: The 3 Essential Oils You Need To Start An Aromatherapy Practice 

That comforting feeling you get when you light your favorite fragrant candle or smell a pie baking in the oven? It’s the real deal. Our olfactory response is directly linked to the emotional center of our brain, so what we smell can have a profound psychological impact on how we feel—and fast. Need instant stress relief? A little aromatherapy goes a long way, and nature’s got you covered.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/the-only-3-essential-oils-you-need-for-your-home

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Daily Good: One Square Inch of Silence

Gordon Hempton is an acoustic ecologist who has spent over thirty years taking recordings of steadily vanishing natural soundscapes. Quiet places on earth are in danger of disappearing, a message that Hempton brought home in 2010 by marking one square inch of quiet space in Washington’s Olympic National Park with a small red rock. His work was featured in a documentary entitled “Soundtracker” that same year.

http://www.karmatube.org/videos.php?id=7257

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Elephant Journal: The Surprising Moment I realized I’m Beautiful.

Today I got it. I looked at a photo of myself and saw it.
I am beautiful

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/07/the-moment-i-realized-im-beautiful-why-its-surprising/

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MNN: Divers find stunning coral forests around Sicily’s underwater volcanoes 

The Aeolian Islands north of Sicily are volcanic islands surrounded by waters filled with underwater volcanoes.

The UNESCO World Heritage Site is a popular tourist destination, but the waters around them haven’t received much attention from researchers. That was until Oceana, an international organization devoted to protecting and restoring the oceans of the world, launched a one-month expedition into these waters.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/wilderness-resources/blogs/coral-forests-discovered-sicily-underwater-volcanoes-Aeolian-Islands

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EarthSky News: Friday the 13th supermoon solar eclipse

The new moon supermoon on July 13, 2018, takes a bite out of the sun’s disk, to stage the first Friday the 13th solar eclipse since December 13, 1974. We won’t have another Friday the 13th solar eclipse until September 13, 2080. All three of these Friday the 13th solar eclipses – in 1974, 2018 and 2080 – are partial.

http://earthsky.org/tonight/friday-the-13th-supermoon-solar-eclipse

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Patheos-Pagan: What Is A Witch? Defining Witchcraft For Both Past And Present Day 

What is witchcraft? Is it separate from magic or a subsection of it? Are the terms “magic” and “witchcraft” interchangeable? If not (or not always), what makes them different?
First of all, a fast etymology lesson. Witchcraft itself comes from the Old English word wicce (wicca in the masculine form), which specifically refers to a “female magician, a sorceress”.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/teaaddictedwitch/2018/07/defining-witchcraft-past-present/

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Inner Journey

OPEN TO THE MOMENT

“Why not concentrate on the now instead of hoping for better times in the future? Why not understand the now instead of forgetting it and hoping for the future? Isn’t the future just another trap?”
— Anthony de Mello

Soul exists only in this moment. Every moment, no matter what the conditions, offers opportunities to touch and experience life in a new way. Our egos, with their fears and desires, easily get trapped in the past and the future, but the power to change exists only in this moment.

We don’t need to know more or have more before we can live more deeply. We simply need to pay attention to what’s happening now. To open without judgment to the worlds around and within us.

“Nothing is worth more than this day. You cannot relive yesterday. Tomorrow is still beyond your reach.”
— Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

You’re right too much self-discipline will discourage your playful, wandering imagination. It’ll snuff out the flames of inspiration and creativity. And it’ll weigh you down with routines and logic. It simply isn’t “spiritual.”

But, then, neither is too little.

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Beetroot Lemonade 

This is a wonderful nutritious lemonade with no refined sugar and it tastes like pink lemonade! It’s easy, fast and inexpensive to make. Loved by all ages. You’ll get a little bit of fiber and lots of vitamin C!

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Beetroot-Lemonade-2.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
July 13, 2018

Music

“Music comes first from my heart, and then goes upstairs to my head where I check it out.” -Roberta Flack (1993)

Writing music is a spiritual experience. It comes from within and bubbles forth. I know people who are musical geniuses, expressing music is their dharma. It’s an amazing experience when you’re in your dharma, and doing what you’re really supposed to be doing. It comes easily, effortlessly, with timeless awareness. And when you’re done you look at what you’ve produced with amazement, like someone else must have done it. Where did this come from? The same place everything else comes from – God.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 5 Ways to Nourish the Mind, Body and Spirit This Summer 

When life gets you down and stress is seemingly everywhere, you need a moment to find nourishment. You might find your answer this summer. Make it a point to enjoy the warm sun on your face and allow the longer days to produce a bounce in your step. Summer is more than just a time for parties and barbecues, it can be a time of renewal for your entire being.
Read more at http://www.beliefnet.com/inspiration/5-ways-to-nourish-the-mind-body-and-spirit-this-summer.aspx#vdARjkkit0sGhCWr.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 June 4 , 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for June 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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Wake up, golden Head! Wake up, Brownie!
Cat-bird wants you in the garden soon.
You and I, butterflies, bobolinks, and clover,
We’ve a lot to do on the first of June.
-Charles G.D. Roberts (1860-1943)

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The Tetraktys: Litha Ritual : Drawing Down the Sun on the Summer Solstice

Litha Ritual : Drawing Down the Sun on the Summer Solstice Hello witches! We’re now officially in June… the days are…

https://www.thetetraktys.com/2018/litha-ritual-summer-solstice/

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Spiritual Unite: Crown Chakra Colour And Its Significance

Crown chakra colour is violet. But many times, this chakra is also associated with a white colour. The violet colour is known as a universal colour because it leads to the feeling of being connected with everything. It improves our connection with the universe and drags us out from the feeling of separation and loneliness

http://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/crown-chakra-color/

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MBG: This June Is Packed With Retrogrades & Tricky Transits: Here’s What To Look Out For

It’s June and Gemini season has arrived, getting us all in the mood to mingle, exchange ideas, and try new things. While the Sun visits the sign of the Twins (until June 21), connect with kindred spirits and spark up synergies. This is a time for dialogue, not just DIY-ing. Sure, it might take a little longer to finish things if you’re opinion-polling more people. But the end result could be sweeter when a few savvy minds contribute to the equation.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/june-2018-monthly-horoscope

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Elephant Journal: 3 Mindful Steps to Instantly Change your Emotional State.

Yesterday was a day much like any other.

I got up at dawn and devoted a few hours to creativity before heading off to face the more physical part of my day.

I don’t mind so much that I have to work a blue-collar job. It keeps me grounded—and right now, with the things that are going on in my life,

Read More…………

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MNN: Yes, bats really do eat a lot of mosquitoes

Bats make good neighbors, largely due to their outsized appetites for insects that bug us. American corn farmers save about $1 billion every year, for example, thanks to the free, nontoxic pest control provided by bats that eat corn earworm moths.

And aside from their agricultural benefits, bats are especially beloved for preying on some of the planet’s most despised and dangerous insects: mosquitoes. This service is a major reason why many people set up backyard bat houses, especially amid the expanding threat of mosquito-borne diseases like malaria, dengue, chikungunya, West Nile and Zika.

https://www.mnn.com/health/healthy-spaces/blogs/bats-eat-mosquitoes

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EarthSky News: Big Dipper high in north on June evenings

Tonight, assuming you’re in the Northern Hemisphere, you can easily find the legendary Big Dipper asterism, called The Plough by our friends in the U.K. or The Wagon throughout much of Europe. This familiar star pattern is high in the north at nightfall in the month of June

http://earthsky.org/tonight/big-dipper-high-in-north-on-june-evenings

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Patheos-Pagan: What Does A Goddess Truly Look Like?

What do the gods really look like? Is this depiction of a deity accurate or inaccurate? If you follow any discussion around a deity like Hekate, you’re going to get arguments. Some will say she’s a crone, some will argue that she’s anything but a crone. So, what does she really look like? Here’s the thing I think most people are forgetting, the gods don’t have form, not in the way that we experience the concept.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/matauryn/2018/05/06/goddess/

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Inner Journey: 

STRETCH YOURSELF

“People are defeated by easy, victorious and cheap successes more than by adversity.”
— Benjamin Disraeli

Today’s social standard is one of mediocrity. The status quo rarely challenges our individual creative power.

Create a brand new world for yourself, one that meets your deepest needs. By doing so, you will help raise the quality of consciousness of the entire world. Use your imagination! Sing your own song!

“Success means fulfilling your own dreams, singing your own song, dancing your own dance, creating from your heart and enjoying the journey, trusting that whatever happens, it will be OK. Creating your own adventure!”
— Elana Lindquist

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Can you imagine an astral plane somewhere “out there,”  where very old souls rendezvous to practice and perfect their most highly developed manifestation techniques? A members-only kind of place, where whatever they think about comes to life in the most vivid colors and sounds, and as the most intricate plots and circumstances? Where the only limits that exist lie in their ability to imagine what they’ve never before imagined, and move with it in anticipation of its physical expression?

And best of all, being astral, no harm can come to them; they’re completely untouchable. Nothing is real, yet everything matters. And there can be infinite gains in terms of insight and fun, yet no losses since everything is illusory. Actually, the scariest thing that can happen is that they temporarily become so entranced by their creations they completely forget who they are, where they are, and how powerful they really are…

Yep, it’s exactly like this astral plane.

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Jalapeno Chicken

If you like your meat spicy, chicken prepared with hot peppers is very good.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Jalapeo-Chicken-Recipes.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
June 4 , 2018

Faith

“Faith is a mental attitude that is so convinced of its own idea – which so completely accepts it – that any contradiction is unthinkable and impossible.” -Ernest Holmes

There is nothing stronger, or more powerful, than faith. Faith gets us further than anything else. With faith, we can accomplish anything.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 5 Warning Signs From the Angels

When you make the conscious choice to work with your angels, they give you signs like numbers and feathers to let you know you are on the right path or to guide you. They offer you subtle signs, hints, and messages to show the way and let you know they are with you. These signs are usually repetitive, out of the ordinary, personally meaningful co-incidents, abnormal or unexpected.
Read more at http://www.beliefnet.com/inspiration/angels/5-warning-signs-from-the-angels.aspx#3p5CFqTZ63KwtF4t.99

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