Cat’s Morning Bits for May 24, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for May 24, 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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I lie stretched out upon the window-seat
And doze, and read a page or two, and doze,
And feel the air like water on me close,
Great waves of sunny air that lip and beat
With a small noise, monotonous and sweet,
Against the window-and the scent of cool,
Frail flowers by some brown and dew-drenched pool
Possesses me from drowsy head to feet.
-Stephen Vincent Benet (1898-1943)

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Spiritual Unite: Awakening Your Light Body – Higher Consciousness

In order to move to higher levels of consciousness and reap all the benefits of doing so, you will first need to undergo light body activation – the act of awakening your light body.
The light body is thought of as one level below the soul, but one level above the chakras of the subtle body

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/awakening-your-light-body-higher-consciousness/

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ThoughtCo: Sunflower Magic and Folklore

When summer is at its peak, its not uncommon to see rows of sunflowers blooming in all of their colorful glory. Ranging from just a foot or two high to well over eight feet in height, sunflowers come in a variety of yellows and oranges. Sunflowers have been growing in North America for ages, so there is a significant amount of folklore surrounding them. Let’s look at some of the superstitions and customs about sunflowers from various cultures and societies

https://www.learnreligions.com/sunflower-magic-and-folklore-2562037

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Daily Good: Kitbull: A Moving Story of Friendship Between Dog and Cat

In this heartwarming Pixar short, an unlikely friendship forms when a stray cat encounters an abused pit bull. Together, the pair discovers that trust and companionship can mend even the most painful of wounds. Watch their journey unfold here.

http://www.karmatube.org/videos.php?id=8380

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The Wild Hunt: The great hunt for Witch bottles project

LONDON – The United Kingdom Arts and Humanities Research Council is currently funding a project based on witch bottles, in an effort to understand more about this type of practice. It’s being helmed by Museum of London Archaeology (MOLA), “an experienced and innovative archaeology and built heritage practice” and MOLA’s finds specialist Nigel Jeffries is in charge, along with Owen Davies, and Ceri Houlbrook from the University of Hertfordshire – both experts in the history of witchcraft and magic

Read more……………..

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Today’s Deity: Sirona (Celtic-Gaulish)

In Celtic polytheism, Sirona was a goddess worshipped predominantly in East Central Gaul and along the Danubian limes. A healing deity, she was associated with healing springs; her attributes were snakes and eggs. She was sometimes depicted with Apollo Grannus or Apollo Borvo. She was particularly worshipped by the Treveri in the Moselle Valley.

Read more…. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sirona

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MNN: 19 weird and wonderful turtle and tortoise species

It’s not hard to love turtles and tortoises. They’re often cute in their own weird, sometimes freaky way and always fascinating. But despite how much we think we know about these reptiles, many species can take us by surprise with particularly strange adaptations and remarkable abilities. Here, we celebrate many species of strange and adorable turtles and tortoises.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/19-weird-and-wonderful-turtle-and-tortoise-species

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EarthSky News: 2019’s closest far-moon on May 26

On May 26, 2019, the moon will be at last quarter. And the moon will also be at apogee, its farthest point from Earth for this month. As it happens, this is the year’s closest coincidence of a last quarter moon with lunar apogee. The close alignment the two events gives us the closest lunar apogee – the closest far-moon – of 2019

https://earthsky.org/tonight/2019s-closest-far-moon-on-may-26

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Patheos-Pagan: About Naming Ostara, Litha, and Mabon

Jason Mankey has encouraged me to explain yet again how and why I came up with those names. I suppose that may be useful. Over the years people have wanted to argue with me about which Sabbat Mabon should be associated with. Their arguments have been sensible, but not relevant, because that is not the question I was trying to answer. My question was, What myth might have been associated with the fall equinox? So why was I asking that? The story began when I was 13.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/aidankelly/2017/05/naming-ostara-litha-mabon/

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Inner Journey:

OPENING THE HEART

“Everything is made of light; everything is alive. The Great Mystery of life has little to do with intelligence. The universe is not an intellectual process. The intellect is helpful; but our hearts are the wiser part of ourselves.”
— Mellen-Thomas Benedict

Heart is a word that refers to many different levels of our being. Essentially, it is the love aspect of soul, capable of making direct, intuitive contact. Soul love is not emotional; it is highly impersonal and intelligent, capable of grasping the essence of someone or something without any projection on our part.

Appreciation significantly turns on the heart. Appreciation is not an emotion that arises spontaneously, but a soul quality we can choose. The more often we choose to be appreciative, the easier this choice becomes and the more frequently our heart opens to give and receive love.

“If you open your heart, love opens your mind.”
— Charles John Quarto

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Big dreams come true as easily as little ones.

Rich dreams come true as easily as poor ones.

Friendly dreams come true as easily as lonely ones.

And you and I will be together, until the end of time.

So…

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Strawberry Beverage Recipes

Adding fresh or frozen strawberries to your beverage creates a delicious fruity drink.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/tf/Recipes/Beverages/Fruit/Strawberry-Beverage-Recipes.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
May 2019

Present

“The older one gets the more one feels that the present must be enjoyed: it is a precious gift, comparable to a state of grace.”

-Madame Curie, 1928

We do become more wise as we get older – and part of that is understanding the precious value of the present moment. Maybe it is because we have more of a past to look back on, so we can see just where and when we experienced the most beautiful times of our lives. And maybe it is because we have had more time to enjoy the moments, and we know how good that feels.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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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)
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Cat’s Morning Bits for April 3, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for April 3, 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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Over the land freckled with snow half-thawed
The speculating rooks at their nests cawed
And saw from elm-tops, delicate as flowers of grass,
What we below could not see, Winter pass.
-Edward Thomas, “Thaw” (1878-1917)

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ThoughtCo: Cerridwen: Keeper of the Cauldron

The Crone of Wisdom
In Welsh legend, Cerridwen represents the crone, which is the darker aspect of the goddess. She has powers of prophecy, and is the keeper of the cauldron of knowledge and inspiration in the Underworld. As typical of Celtic goddesses, she has two children: daughter Crearwy is fair and light, but son Afagddu (also called Morfran) is dark, ugly and malevolent

https://www.thoughtco.com/cerridwen-keeper-of-the-cauldron-2561960

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Spiritual Unite: Mercury Goes Direct March 28, This Is What It Means For Your Zodiac Sign

When Mercury moves into retrograde everyone goes to great lengths to prepare themselves and adjust their actions in order to compensate, aware of the incredibly challenging times that it will bring, but have you ever considered just what the ‘Planet of Communication’ has in store for your life when it maintains its usual, direct movement?

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/mercury-goes-direct-march-28-this-is-what-it-means-for-your-zodiac-sign/

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Tetraktys: 6 Witch’s Runes Layouts to Try – The 13 Witch’s Runes for Beginners Part 2

Hello witches! This is the second article of a post series about the 13 Witch’s Runes. Last week, I introduced the meaning of each individual rune. Today, I am sharing with you my own rune casting ritual, my best interpretation tips and 6 layouts to try. Let’s get started!

https://www.thetetraktys.com/2019/6-layouts-to-try-13-witchs-runes-beginners-part-2/

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Daily Good: Who Gets to Cry?

Climate change is destroying many places we love points out Trebbe Johnson, and while some of us turn away from admitting this, others are filled with sorrow. But here’s what’s most difficult: “Many of us are simply afraid that if we allow ourselves to wade, even for a moment, into the feelings of sadness for the living world that lap at the edge of our consciousness, we will find ourselves pulled so ruthlessly into grief and despair that we will never emerge.” So how to grieve wisely and honestly?

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2250/who-gets-to-cry-trebbe-johnson/

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Elephant Journal: The Ritualization of Everyday Activities.

A few years ago, I decided to make a change in how I do things—and what an amazing impact it had on my life.
I lose sight of it sometimes and forget to do this practice, but every time I go back I wonder why I ever stopped. When I don’t practice it, my life gets hectic and messy; when I do practice it in everything I do, my life is filled with tranquility, and my home is impeccable

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/03/how-we-can-make-a-ritual-out-of-everything-we-do-aaron-soltys/

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MNN: 11 examples of the kindness of strangers
It can be easy to forget how much good regular people do every day.

Some days, it can feel like the world is falling apart. Other days, decent humans step up and make it better.
When I was a little girl traveling with my grandma, we once got stuck in a Florida airport due to a storm. Hotels were already booked, and my grandma was preparing me to sleep near our gate

https://www.mnn.com/health/fitness-well-being/blogs/examples-kindness-strangers-restore-your-faith-humanity

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EarthSky News: Star-hop to the Coma star cluster 

Our chart at the top of this post shows the constellation Leo the Lion highest up for the night at roughly 9 to 10 p.m. local time (10 to 11 p.m. local daylight saving time). That’s the time on your clock no matter where you are on the globe.
Long ago, the Coma star cluster represented the Lion’s tufted tail. It is a beautiful cluster, well worth taking the time to pick out in the night sky

https://earthsky.org/tonight/star-hop-from-leo-to-the-coma-star-cluster

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Ancient Origins: 3,900-Year-Old Lost Inscriptions Surface at the Ancient Egyptian Amethyst Mines

Archaeologists working in the timeworn deserts of Egypt have uncovered more than ‘100 ancient inscriptions’ at Wadi el-Hudi, where ancient miners once collected amethysts which were believed to be imbued with supernatural powers

https://www.ancient-origins.net/news-history-archaeology/egyptian-amethyst-mine-0011667

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Inner Journey:

LIVE IN RELAXATION

“It would be glorious to see mankind at leisure for once. It is nothing but work, work, work.”
— Henry David Thoreau

Is relaxation possible only when we’re not working? No. With awareness and practice, we can be relaxed no matter what we are doing. In fact, when we work in a relaxed state, our productivity increases as our effort decreases.

For true relaxation, we need to connect with our bodies — to consciously and intentionally become aware of tension and release it.

“Anxiety breaks a man’s backbone.”
— Hebrew proverb

“Don’t hurry, don’t worry. You’re only here for a short visit. So be sure to stop and smell the flowers.”
— Walter Hagen

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

The reason you sometimes find life hard, people difficult, or circumstances challenging is because in each of those areas you signed up for the advanced course.

Magna cum laude, baby –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Muffin Tin Quiches

These single serving quiches are perfect for a brunch party but can also be reheated for a quick breakfast. Vary the ingredients depending what you have in the fridge. I have done Greek, Italian and Mexican inspired quiches, as well as ones using traditional breakfast ingredients. They always turn out great

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Muffin-Tin-Quiches.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
April 3, 2019 

Originality

“Originality consists not only in doing things differently, but also in ‘doing things better.'”

-Edward C. Stedman (1833-1908)

I think that this is what inventors have in mind when they come up with all these original concepts. It’s all about progress, growth, building on what has been done before and expanding on what we have learned. And isn’t life like that, too? With human relationships, and our own spiritual growth, we want to “do things better” and improve ourselves and our circumstances. We read books, and take advice, but how we apply it is individual and original to ourselves.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 5 Reasons to Keep Your Heart Open

Keeping your heart open can be a challenge, especially when you’ve been hurt by someone you love but keeping an open heart can be the gateway to loving again. Here are five reasons to open your heart and trust again.

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/

Information Surrounds You: Cat’s Angel Message for July 20, 2018 

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Information Surrounds You: Cat’s Angel Message for July 20, 2018 

 July’s Theme: Pay attention to your path. Spirit is speaking to you so get ready to receive some important guidance. If something compels you to take action this is the time to go for it!


Not only must the message be correctly delivered, but the messenger himself must be such as to recommend it to acceptance. – Joseph Barber Lightfoot


720: Navigating our path requires generous amounts of courage, confidence and a few pinches of faith. We must also have an open heart and an open mind to receive the messages  and guidance that we receive. The key is remembering that messengers and messages come in all forms. (nature, music, animals, children, physical objects etc.) We can see them, hear them and even feel them. Today the Universe is telling us that important information is on the way and that we need to stay open and in the present. Don’t allow fear to overrule your judgement because you are always safe and cared for. Keep to your path and absorb the information as you travel. You just never know what may produce a valuable AHA! moment.


Archangel Sandalphon is in charge of delivering and answering prayers. You can ask him to help you receive information clearly, so be prepared for answers to come via words that simply pop into your head or through music. Ascended Master Jesus assists us with clear divine communication and provides guidance, direction and finding our faith. The Greek Goddess Artemis teaches us to honor our intuitive abilities. She tells us that  “All the skills and knowledge you need for success lives within you. Your inner wisdom is a powerful thing and you know in your heart when something is good and right.”


Our Sacred Stone for today is  Blue Topaz which helps us tune in to the Angels of truth and wisdom, it shows how we have been doing things and helps us see where wee have strayed from our truth.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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