Cat’s Morning Bits for November 23, 2020

Cat’s Morning Bits for November 23, 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.

Stay healthy, Stay safe!

Blessings, Cat

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November Events

Nov 1 All Saints Day

Nov 1 Daylight Savings Ends 2 am (Fall back 1 hr)

Nov 3 Election Day (USA)

Nov 8 Moon 3rd Qtr 7:56am PST/ 6:46 am MST/ 8:46 am EST

Nov 11 Veterans Day

Nov 14/15 New Moon at 9:07 pm PST/ 10:07 pm MST/ 12:07 am EST

Nov 14 Hindu Festival of Diwali

Nov 25 Celtic Month of Elder begins

Nov 26 Thanksgiving Day (USA)

Nov 30 Full Moon 1:29 am PST/ 2:29 am MST/ 4:29 am EST

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Spirit Library: Guard Against Habitual Impulses (a message from Kate Spreckley)

This has been a year of powerful and intense energy, which has significantly enhanced our awareness and expanded our consciousness

Read more…..

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Introduction to Alchemy

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Spiritual Unite: SENDING HEALING ENERGY – EASY TO FOLLOW STEPS FOR ALL

Sending healing energy is one thing that everybody is capable of doing.

You don’t need specialized training, a lifetime of spiritual experience, or an expert mentor to unlock this power.

Read more…..

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ThoughtCo: Pagan Meal Blessings

Although there’s a misconception that Christianity has a monopoly on saying a prayer over food and drink, many religions celebrate the consumption of food with some sort of prayer of thanksgiving.

Read more…..

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MBG: This Week’s Horoscope Is In & It Says Thanksgiving Will Be … Interesting

The truth shall set you free! Well, as long as it’s delivered with empathy. Here’s what’s in store for our Thanksgiving week horoscope.

Read more…..

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Daily Good: Praying for the Earth

When the earth is sick and dying,
There will come a tribe of people
From all races
Who will put their faith in deeds,
Not words, and make the planet
Green again.

Cree Prophecy –

Praying for the Earth

“The earth needs our prayers more that we know. It needs us to acknowledge its sacred nature, that it is not just something to use and dispose. Many of us know the effectiveness of prayers for others, how healing and help is given, even in the most unexpected ways. There are many ways to pray for the earth. It can be helpful first to acknowledge that it is not unfeeling matter but a living being that has given us life. And then we can sense its suffering: the physical suffering we see in the dying species and polluted waters, the deeper suffering of our collective disregard for its sacred nature. Would we like to be treated just as a physical object to be used and abused? Would we like our sacred nature, our soul, to be denied?” Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee shares more in this moving piece. { read more }

Be The Change

What is your prayer for the Earth?

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Owls of North America and their Calls

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Treehugger: Holiday Gift Picks That Help the Ocean
This holiday season is the perfect time to give unique, sustainable gifts.

2020 is a year like no other, and I believe it’s a great time to try shopping a little differently. Instead of purchasing gifts from the big name companies and e-commerce stores.

Read more…..

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Elephant Journal: Precognitive Dreaming: How to Receive Life-Changing Information

In Part One, we learned how to know when we’re having a prophetic dream—what this kind of dream is—and that it’s really not new to the world at all.
We also explored the different types of precognitive dreams.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Orion’s Belt and the Celestial Bridge

In late November, from around the world, the constellation Orion rises into your eastern sky around 9 p.m. Orion climbs highest up for the night around 1 to 2 a.m. local time (the time on your clock no matter where you are on the globe), and the giant hunter sits low in your western sky around 5 to 6 a.m.

Read more……

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Patheos-Pagan: How to Keep a Prayer List for Healing

Keeping a prayer list can help you focus your magical and prayerful healing work. Often when you work with magic or prayer in an intense or mystical way people ask you to pray for them, or send them healing vibes. They say things like:

Read more……

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Pagan Playlist: “Hymn to Pan” by FAUN and SAMSARAWEAR

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Inner Journey: FOLLOW THROUGH AND COMPLETE

“Activity is not achievement. It is not enough to rush about beginning a lot of things and keeping busy. A well-spent life is one that rounds out what it has begun.”
— Eknath Easwaran

Intention and the words we speak are powerful. When we say we are going to do something, we set energy in motion. When we fail to act or complete our intention, we drain our energy. We lose our power.

We would be wise to choose our words carefully — to really mean what we say and to honour the commitments we have made.

“Genius begins great works; labor alone finishes them.”
— Joseph Joubert

“Good to begin well, better to end well.”
— English proverb

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Blazing desire even when it’s all you’ve got, is all you’ve ever needed.

But mind you, if your blazing desire has not effortlessly thrown you into action — preparing the way, taking baby steps, and doing all you can — then it’s just a smoldering desire, and you’re thinking other conflicting thoughts as well.

Always hot for you,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Hazelnut and Fresh Brussels Sprout Salad

This is a salad with fresh hazelnuts, either roasted or not, with raw, shredded, and very fresh Brussels sprouts.

Read more….

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

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

Element: Water


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

Deities include Artemis, Diana, Luna, Selene, Thoth


Monday is ruled the Moon. Today’s energy best align with spell work that deals with women, home and hearth, the family, the garden, travel, and medicine. It also boosts rituals involving psychic development and prophetic dreaming.

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Daily Wisdom
November 23, 2020

Industry
“If you have great talents, industry will improve them: if you have but moderate abilities, industry will supply their deficiency. Nothing is denied to well-directed labor: nothing is to be obtained without it.”

-Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792)


Whether you call it industry, or action, there’s no substitute for good, old-fashioned effort. There is definitely a place for thinking positively. And that must be followed up with planning and organizing. Then steps must be taken to implement the plan. All this is industry, and we can use it to create, to make things happen!

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Fool

Expect the unexpected, in fact don’t even expect that much. Today could be a wild ride, and you may instigate some of it in the spirit of fun, suggests the Fool card. Play it safe and stay out of trouble if you can, but it could be hard at times. Don’t fret over any little mistakes today. By tonight or at least tomorrow it may be hard to tell who made them if anyone even recalls them

astrology.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)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/

Cat’s Morning Bits for October 27, 2020

Cat’s Morning Bits for October 27, 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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The orange-tinted sassafras
With quaintest foliage strews the grass;
Witch-hazel shakes her gold curls out,
Mid the red maple’s flying rout.
-Lucy Larcom (1854-62)

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October Events:

Oct 1: Full Blood Moon at 2:05 pm PST/ 3:05 pm MST/ 5:05 pm EST

Oct 9: Moon 3rd Qtr 5:39 pm PST/ /6:39 pm MST/ 8:39 pm EST

Oct 12: Indigenous Peoples Day

Oct 16: Super New Moon at 12:31 pm PST/ 1:31 pm MST/ 3:31 pm EST

Oct 23: Moon 1st Qtr. 6:22 am PST/ 7:22 am MST/ 9:22 am EST

Oct 28 Celtic Tree Month of Reed begins

Oct 31 Samhain / Halloween

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Spirit Library: Scorpio Season Is Here! (a message from Kari Samuels)

On 10-22-2020 our sun moved into the soul-stirring sign of Scorpio.⁠

This is a sign that dives deep. In a year where everything is intense, we’re traversing even deeper

Read more…..

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The Tale Of Cú Chulainn by Miracle Of Sound (IRISH/CELTIC FOLK METAL))

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Beautiful Truths on Life & Love from Kahlil Gibran.

I’ve always been an avid reader.
I was still a kid when I first heard about Gibran Kahlil Gibran—who they called “The Prophet.”

I was still young back then, and I wasn’t interested in digging deeper into his philosophies. But that changed when I received a small collection of his books as my birthday gift

Read more…..

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ThoughtCo: 9 Spooky Poems for Samhain

Samhain night is a great time to sit around a fire telling spooky stories. Check out this collection of classic scary poems to read, either alone or out loud. All of them are classics worth reading at Samhain!

Read more….

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MBG: Why Halloween Is A Time To Honor Your Intuition & Ancestry

Anyone feeling the Halloween spirit right about now? Considering the Sun and Mercury are now in spooky, sultry Scorpio and we have a full moon (the second of the month!) falling on the 31st, all signs point to an especially charged Hallow’s Eve next week. Here’s a peek at the spiritual undertones of this special time of year and why they might feel even more intense this year.

Read more…..

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Meet the Birds | Introducing Hiccup the Little Owl

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Today’s DIY: Creating a Book of Shadows

A Book of Shadows is probably the most famous of tools used by Witches, next to a broom, of course. Many of us wooed in awe over the BOS that the sisters in TV Series, “Charmed.” I personally wanted the Spellbook that Winny had in “Hocus Pocus.”

Read more….

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Elephant Journal: It’s Time to Embrace the Wonderful Eccentricity of being Imperfectly You.

Everywhere we turn, someone is telling us how we should live.
What we should eat, drink, and how much we should exercise. How to find love, how to break up, and how to live alone. Why we should eliminate stress, why we should meditate, and why balance is so important.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Watch for Earth’s shadow and the Belt of Venus

In both the evening and morning sky, try watching for Earth’s shadow, a blue-gray darkness in the direction opposite the sun, darker than the twilight sky.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Samhain Memory Altar

A long-standing Samhain tradition in our household is the yearly Memory Altar. I love building this special altar every October, bringing out photos and mementos of cherished family members who are no longer with us.

Read more…..

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Pagan Playlist: Samhain Eve by Damh the Bard

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Inner Journey: CALM THE MIND

“All man’s miseries derive from not being able to sit quietly in a room alone.”
— Blaise Pascal

Meditation calms our minds and makes it easier for us to pay attention to the reality around and within us. Meditation breaks through the masks that have built up as our identity. It helps us see through our defences and connect with unacknowledged and unloved aspects of ourselves. It opens us to higher mind and the voice of intuition.

We can consciously choose meditation as a way to become more aware of who we truly are. If we don’t take the initiative to open to our authentic selves, we can be certain that deep challenge and pain from life experience will push us to awaken.

“Meditation helps me feel the shape, the texture of my inner life. Here, in the quiet, I can begin to taste what Buddhists would call my true nature, what Jews call the still, small voice, what Christians call the holy spirit.”
— Wayne Muller

“In a world filled with noise, we need to quiet ourselves to hear God’s voice.”
— Paul Borthwick

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A Note from the Universe

You know how the wind, no matter how blustery, remains as silent as it is invisible, until it meets with leaves, and kites, and flags, and such?

Well it’s exactly the same with the manifesting forces that make dreams come true, until they meet with expectation.

And right this second, they’re whirling all around you, my little chiquita.

Happy everything –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Fall Squash Soup

A delicious, warming squash soup with other fall vegetables and spices is perfect for a cold day. Light enough to serve as an appetizer, but delicious enough to make a main dish. Serve hot with a hearty slice of toast.

Read more….

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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
October 27, 2020

Courtesy
“The first point of courtesy must always be truth.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)


I think the way I would change this quote just a little bit would be to write Truth with a capital “T.” Truth, meaning that we present ourselves honestly and openly. Truth, meaning that we recognize the people in our lives as valuable and precious. Truth, meaning that we don’t hide the light that shines within us, but that we share it with the world.

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Sun

Find a way to inject an artistic touch to whatever you’re doing and get extra satisfaction and have greater success at what you’re doing. You may not think of yourself as artistic, but it will be hard to hide or resist your creative side today. Even the most mundane and boring tasks can be made more pleasant by adding a dash of artistic expression. Within reason and appropriateness, let it shine.

astrology.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)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/

Cat’s Morning Bits for June 3, 2019

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for June 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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Nothing is so beautiful as Spring-
When weeds, in wheels, shoot long and lovely and lush;
Thrush’s eggs look little low heavens, and thrush
Through the echoing timber does so rinse and wring
The ear, it strikes like lightnings to hear him sing.
-Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-89)

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Spiritual Unite: Seeing An Owl At Night Meaning

The natural world is teeming with symbolism, and the owl is no exception. There are many cultural and spiritual meanings associated with owl encounters, especially when you see them at night

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/seeing-an-owl-at-night-meaning-caution-is-recommended/

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Today’s Deity: Bendis (Thracian)

BENDIS was the ancient Thracian goddess of the moon and hunting who was worshipped with Bacchic-like orgies in the wilds of Thrake.
The Greeks identified her with the goddesses Artemis, Hekate and Selene. Bendis may have been the same as the Thracian goddess Kotys (Cotys).

https://www.theoi.com/Thrakios/Bendis.html

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ThoughtCo: Celebrating Litha, the Summer Solstice

The gardens are blooming, and summer is in full swing. Fire up the barbeque, turn on the sprinkler, and enjoy the celebrations of Midsummer! Also called Litha, this summer solstice Sabbat honors the longest day of the year. Take advantage of the extra hours of daylight and spend as much time as you can outdoors!

https://www.learnreligions.com/guide-to-celebrating-litha-2562231

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Daily Tarot: The High Priestess

Even if it’s a busy day at work or with loved ones, it may still be an introspective kind of day when you need to frequently take a quiet moment to reflect. Be organized and perform your tasks well, but also find those quiet instances when you can make sense of your feelings and impressions. You can get a great deal done today, and feel inwardly satisfied about it.

astrology.com

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MBG: Feeling Overwhelmed? Try This Simple Relaxing Exercise

When we feel stressed or anxious, it’s not uncommon for our breath to become shallow—we may even feel like we’re holding our breath. As you can guess, this doesn’t help when trying to relieve anxiety. Sarah Bowen, the author of the new book Spiritual Rebel, lets us in on an easy way to engage with our breath and become aware of our inner state. Whether you’re out and about or sitting at a desk, you’ll be able to do this exercise and hopefully, find yourself in a more peaceful state.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/feeling-overwhelmed-try-this-simple-relaxing-exercise

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June Correspondences
Nature Spirits: Sylphs & Zephyrs
Herbs: Dog Grass; Meadowsweet; Mosses; Parsley; Skullcap; Tansey& Vervain
Colours: Orange & Golden-Green
Flowers: Lavender; Orchid & Yarrow
Scents: Lily of the Valley & Lavender
Stones: Topaz; Agate; Alexandrite & Flourite
Trees: Oak
Animals: Monkey; Butterfly; Frog & Toad
Birds: Wren & Peacock
Deities: Aine of Knockaine; Bendis; Cerridwen; Green Man; Ishtar;Isis & Neith
Power Flow: Decision Making; Prevent; Protect; Reward; Strengthen;Taking Responsibility; Time of Light

originally found here: mystiksangelrealm.com

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Elephant Journal: New Moon Meditation: Sowing Seeds for Love, Joy & Abundance

Once upon a time I was keen on manifesting my desires. Now, I’m more interested in surrendering to the Divine’s plan for my life.
That’s not to say I don’t experience any desire for particular things and experiences. It’s just that I’m aware of the old adage, “Be careful what you wish for”. What we desire is not always for our highest good.
And equally, what we desire may be entirely for our highest good and be fully aligned with Divine’s plan for us

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/06/new-moon-meditation-sowing-seeds-for-love-joy-abundance/

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MNN: What to see in the night sky in June

Welcome to June, a glorious month filled with the sweet fragrance of flowers, BBQs, long days and short evenings. It’s also the start of summer, offering those interested in gazing up at the night sky an opportunity to do so with little more than a blanket or lawn chair. Check out our list below for some highlights to catch in the skies above this month. Wishing you clear evenings!

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

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EarthSky News: Find the Crow, Cup and Water Snake

At nightfall tonight, or any June evening, look in a general southward direction for Spica, the brightest star in the constellation Virgo the Maiden. If you live in the Southern Hemisphere, Spica appears overhead or high in your northern sky around 9 p.m. in early June. Spica is your jumping off point to three faint constellations: Corvus the Crow, Crater the Cup and Hydra the Snake.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/the_crow_the_cup_and_the_water_snake

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Patheos-Pagan: Why Can’t There Be Christian Witches?

I noticed someone on social media lamenting a Christian Witches convention that took place in Salem Massachusetts this past April. Never mind that the event is already over with, I’m much more bothered by the policing of both the Witch and Christian worlds, and the idea that there’s “no such thing as a Christian witch.”

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/panmankey/2019/05/why-cant-there-be-christian-witches/

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Inner Journey:

THE GIFT OF JOY

“Joy is prayer – Joy is strength – Joy is love – Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy.”
— Mother Teresa

Some people unconsciously believe it’s not okay to feel more joyful than the people around them. Out of a mistaken sense of caring, they squelch their joy and tune in to the sadness of the one they are with.

In truth, joy is one of the greatest gifts we can give to people around us. Those who are unhappy need our joy, not our sadness.

“Never miss a joy in this world of trouble … that’s my theory! … Happiness, like mercy, is twice blest: it blesses those most intimately associated with it and it blesses all those who see it, hear it, touch it or breathe the same atmosphere.”
— Kate Douglas Wiggin

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A Note from the Universe

Let’s say you live by a great, abundant, life-giving ocean, though at a very primitive time in history, and so you are very, very hungry. And let’s further say that you’re given a choice: a wading pond full of fish or fishing lessons; enough fish to last you for several weeks, or the skills to tap an unlimited supply. Which would you choose?

Ah-ha.

But, what if learning to fish meant multiple solo attempts to test out your new skills, during which you’d likely feel anxious, uncertain, and a little confused? And that while your instructor would never be far, doting over you like a mother does a young child, you’d forget this, and sometimes feel all alone. Would you still choose the lessons?

Oh, re-a-l-l-y?

Can you see me, now?

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Corn and Sweet Basil Savory Bread

This corn and sweet basil bread is a good gluten free side dish to make when having a barbecue. It can also be served as a stand-alone dish, especially when served with butter and cheese, or with butter and biltong* powder.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Corn-and-Sweet-Basil-Savory-Bread-gluten-free.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 3, 2019

Progress

“Frozen food is not progress.”

-Russell Baker

Technology has offered us some amazing conveniences – but at what expense? Do we hole up with our computers rather than socialize with our fellow travelers? Do we make a habit of eating fast food rather than enjoying the wholesomeness of something freshly prepared at home? Where, for the sake of “progress,” have we gone awry? When we remember the lessons we have learned in the past and build on them, then we make progress. It’s not necessarily about making life “easier” but about experiencing the beauty that is already there.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 9 Questions for Uncovering Your Gifts
I define your Gift as: An insight wrapped in talent and shared with others.
So, it’s not just what you’re good at. It’s what you’re good at applied to what you care about. The combination is dynamite—for you, for others.

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 May 28, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for May 28, 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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The birds around me hopped and played,
Their thoughts I cannot measure;
But the least motion which they made
It seemed a thrill of pleasure.

-William Wordsworth (1770-1850)

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Spiritual Unite: Seeing Flashes Of Light Spiritual – What Are They?

Have you seen flashes of light regularly? Perhaps they appear in the corner of your eye, or even right in front of you!
It is a growing phenomenon among the spiritual community, and there are a couple of different explanations.

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/seeing-flashes-of-light-spiritual-what-are-they/

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ThoughtCo: Lavender Dream Pillow

The use of Lavender has been documented for thousands of years. Pliny the Elder says that its blossom, called Asarum, sold for a hundred Roman denarii. The Greeks called it Nardus, after a city in Syria on the banks of the Euphrates.

https://www.learnreligions.com/lavender-dream-pillow-2562216

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MBG: These Outdoor Rituals Are Begging For A Spot In Your Summer Routine

Is there anything more electric than the start of summer? A time to crack open closed windows; take long, meandering walks; and plan the season’s travel, it feels busting with promise and possibility. If you live in an area with severe winters, this point of the year is also an opportunity to reconnect with nature after months spent indoors.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/mindfully-connect-with-nature-using-these-summertime-rituals

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Today’s Deity: Freyr

Freyr (pronounced “FREY-ur;” Old Norse Freyr, “Lord;” sometimes anglicized as “Frey”) is a god who belongs to the Vanir tribe of deities. He’s also an honorary member of the other tribe of Norse gods, the Aesir, having arrived in their fortress, Asgard, as a hostage at the closing of the Aesir-Vanir War.

https://norse-mythology.org/gods-and-creatures/the-vanir-gods-and-goddesses/freyr/

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Elephant Journal: How to Turn Any Practice into a Ritual

Every millenial has dabbled with a skin care regimen, meditation practice, or bedtime routine at some point. However, without mindfulness, we overlook the joy, presence, and intentionality that rituals deserve. The practices can become robotic and outright boring. Here are the seven qualities to cultivate, to turn any routine into a heart-warming ritual.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/05/how-to-turn-any-practice-into-a-ritual/

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Birds & Blooms: Owls of North America: Meet Your Nocturnal Neighbors

When the sun goes down and the streetlights turn on, most owls’ days are just getting started with their day. These mysterious birds like to keep a low profile, so although there’s probably at least one living in your neighborhood, chances are you’ve never seen it.

Read more…………………

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EarthSky News: Which moon phase best for stargazing?

Tonight – May 28, 2019 – the moon is now in a slender waning crescent phase, so the old moon won’t be rising until the wee hours of the morning on May 29. We received this question:
Which phase of the moon would be best for stargazing, and why?

https://earthsky.org/tonight/what-phase-of-the-moon-is-best-for-stargazing

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Patheos-Pagan: Spells & Charms: What is a spell?

A spell can be worked in many ways from a simple pointing of the finger to a complicated ritual involving lots of tools, herbs and crystals and of course any variation in between. As a Kitchen Witch, I do prefer to keep things simple but I also like delving into different types of spells, how you put them together, how to work with them and what you need.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/beneaththemoon/2018/04/spells-charms-what-is-a-spell/

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Inner Journey:

WHERE’S YOUR ATTENTION?

“Only one thing has to change for us to know happiness in our lives: where we focus our attention.”
— Greg Anderson

What do you usually focus on: problems or solutions?

When our mind dwells on a problem, we stay stuck. Woe is me! But when we can shift to ask how we might achieve a solution to our problem, our subconscious mind, thinking and creativity move into gear. New possibilities open up.

Get in the habit of asking for solutions!

“Every choice moves us closer to or farther away from something. Where are your choices taking your life? What do your behaviors demonstrate that you are saying yes or no to in life?”
— Eric Allenbaugh

higherawareness.com
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Daily Tarot: Temperance

See through a false impression or some illusion that has been projected to throw you off course or to misjudge someone. Done innocently or deliberately, you can dispel that false impression and work your way right through it. You could even do this without challenging or confronting anyone directly, thus saving yourself the trauma of a showdown. Go slow when making any decisions that affect others.

astrology.com ( daily email)

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A Note from the Universe 

Surprises are life’s ultimate way of gradually waking you up from a deep, deep sleep.

Good and plenty,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Moroccan Chicken

After having Moroccan food the first time for a friend’s birthday, I had to try out this homemade version. This meal was easy, tasty, and exotic, and it was a hit with the whole family. The leftover chicken was great with naan bread and hummus for lunch the next day.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Moroccan-Chicken.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
May 28, 2019

Self-Realization

“One of the signs of passing youth is the birth of a sense of fellowship with other human beings as we take our place among them.”

-Virginia Woolf (1882-1941)

As we start learning more about ourselves, and realizing more and more who we really are, we begin to understand just how much we really have in common with one another. We’re all in this together, and there is so much we can each to do help one another. As time goes on, we naturally become more compassionate, because we can empathize with a more broad range of experiences.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 10 Ways to Fill Your Soul
Bad news, negative people and ordinary day-to-day problems can bring you down quickly. But no matter how grave things appear, you always have the choice to enrich your life. Giving meaning to your…

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