Cat’s Morning Bits for January 28, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for January 28, 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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Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek,
but a means by which we arrive at that goal.
-Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-68)

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ThoughtCo: Imbolc Traditions and Customs

Ever wonder why we celebrate Imbolc the way we do? From the ancient Roman festival of Februalia to the legend of St. Valentine, this time of year is rich in custom and tradition. Learn about some of the folklore and history behind today’s Imbolc celebrations.

Read more…..

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MBG: How To Declutter Your Whole Life For More Joy, Ease & Creativity

We all know the benefits of decluttering our homes, but what about the rest of our lives? Everyone has their own version of “life clutter” that builds up in romantic relationships, friendships, workflow, scheduling, etc.

Read more….

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Pioneer Thinking: Essential Oils for The Soles of The Feet

Essential oils can benefit the body most quickly when inhaled or put on the soles of the feet. Recent research is showing that oils placed on the soles of the feet can enter the bloodstream within seconds and can reach virtually every cell of the body very soon thereafter.

Read more….

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Today’s DIY: How To Make The World’s Easiest Lotion Bars For Soft & Sexy Skin

Dry skin is a problem that plagues many. Not only does dry skin look unsightly, but it can also be painful and irritating. Perhaps you load on the moisturizer only to find that your dry skin persists?

Read more….

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Elephant Journal: This is Self-Love. This is Self-Care. This is being your own Best Friend.

So often in my life I have heard people say, “We all need to love ourselves,” or “You don’t love yourself enough.”
My first reaction to this used to be, “What the bleep are they talking about?”
A couple of times I even sat down and tried it. I sat in a quiet place and thought, “Okay, love yourself.” Nothing happened. I concluded that loving yourself was some kind of woo-woo nonsense.

Read more….

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MNN: 9 interesting facts about the Nile River

Even after nurturing humans for thousands of years, this iconic river is still invaluable and enchanting. It may also be in trouble.

Read more…..

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EarthSky News: Don’t miss young moon and Venus after sunset (Neptune’s there, too)

How many of you have been watching the dazzling planet Venus – third-brightest celestial object, after the sun and moon – in the west at dusk and nightfall?

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Herbal Magick : The Witch’s Willow

Witchcraft and Willow go hand and hand. Having properties of healing, creativity, protection, fertility and divination, it is honored in many different magickal traditions. In the Celtic tradition the Willow Moon time was said to occur from April 15 to May 12th.

Read more……

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Inner Journey:

A NEW VIEW

A friend shared this moment of awakening. She was moaning, “I never get anything done.” Her companion replied, “Perhaps you never get EVERYTHING done.” Oh… of course!

A shift in perspective can bring both understanding and release.

“Besides learning to see, there is another art to be learned — not to see what is not.”
— Maria Mitchell

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A Note from the Universe

Do you know what I’d really, really like?

For you to know that I think about you every moment of every day.

K?

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Ta’ameya (Egyptian Falafel)

“Falafel, or ta’ameya as we call it in Egypt, is an all-time favorite street food. In most parts of the Middle East, falafel is made with ground chickpeas. However, in Egypt, we make it with dried fava beans. They are best served with pita bread, tomato, onions, and tahini sauce.”

Read more….

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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
January 27, 2020

Beginnings & Endings

“‘Begin at the beginning.’ the King said, gravely, ‘and go till you come to the end; then stop.'”

-Lewis Carroll (1832 – 1898) Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, 1865

Just where is this “beginning?” It’s an arbitrary thing. There is no real beginning, and there is no real end. Remember when it was New Year’s 2000 and the big argument was whether the New Millennium started on January 1, 2000 or January 1, 2001? And there was this huge concern about Y2K? It all seems so silly now. Each day is another day. We can choose when our beginnings are. We can begin right here, right now, right where we are. Or we can wait until tomorrow! It’s our choice, not the calendar’s o

-Lissa Coffey

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Daily Tarot: The Judgement

It may be a busy, perhaps chaotic, day but underneath it all will be a prevailing sense of good will. Judgement tells you that people will wish you well and want to help you, no matter how much work they create for you. You may enjoy a cheerful outlook, too, that will last all day and make you productive and popular. Enjoy some good times with people today.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com
Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/

Cat’s Morning Bits for January 27, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for January 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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Keen gleams the wind, and all the ground
Is bare and chapped with bitter cold.
The ruts are iron; the fish are found
Encased in ice as in a mold.
-Charles De Kay (1848-1935)

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Spiritual Unite: Do You Know About Sacred Geometry Symbols And Meaning?

Sacred geometry symbols and meanings have an essential place in human history. Sacred geometry has been defined as the primary building block of our universe. The underlying principle is mathematics and form. They are found in all nature.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: What is a Shrine?

In some magical traditions, people build a shrine to the deity they’ve chosen to honor. While this is slightly different than an altar, it serves a similar purpose.

Read more….

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MBG: Astro Alert: Monday Could Be One Of The Most Romantic Days Of The Year

This week, loving energy will be trailed by some cosmic curveballs. Here, the AstroTwins share how to stay levelheaded through it all.
On Monday, January 27, two of the solar system’s dreamiest co-stars—Venus and Neptune—spoon shamelessly in poetic Pisces.

Read more……

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Spirit Library: Spiritual Metaphysics Defined

While physics is the study of physical reality, metaphysics includes that which is beyond the physical, but not necessarily the spiritual. Spiritual metaphysics takes an entirely different orientation. Spiritual metaphysics sees an ultimate, metaphysical source of all creation as the basis of reality.

Read more…..

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Today’s DIY: WICCAN ALTAR (on a budget)

IN TODAY’S VIDEO I show you guys my new and improved (and cheap) witchy altar!

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Elephant Journal: What Animal are You? Chinese Astrology & Your Horoscope

Many people view Chinese astrology and the Chinese animal signs as something they see on placemats in restaurants.
There is much more to these concepts and ideas that date back more than 2,000 years

Read more…..

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MNN: Doggy blood donors save lives
Canine blood banks provide a life-saving resource, but there has been controversy about some operations.

Read more…..

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EarthSky News: How many supermoons in 2020?

We’ll enjoy a “season” of 3 full moon supermoons on March 9, April 8 and May 7, 2020. Then we’ll have a “season” of 3 new moon supermoons on September 17, October 16 and November 15, 2020. Supermoon-o-mania, here.

Read more…..

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Patheos-Pagan: Plant Spirits & Energies and a meditation

Every single plant, tree, herb and flower will have its own very individual and unique energy. That energy can be use for magical or medicinal purposes. So you could use the herb, leaves, petals or seeds within your magical workings-

Read more….

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Inner Journey:

WHAT INSPIRES YOU?

“It is never about how good your voice is; it is only about feeling the urge to sing, and then having the courage to do it with the voice you are given.”
— Katie in ‘True to Form’ by Elizabeth Berg

How often have you allowed fear and your inner critic to stop you from doing something you were inspired to do?

Helen Keller said, “Life is either a grand adventure or nothing.” When we allow fear and criticism to stop us in our tracks, we give up that grand adventure. What a waste!

“Be an all-out, not a hold-out.”
— Norman Vincent Peale

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A Note from the Universe

Wow! What an incredible run you’ve had! Lots of “firsts,” tons of breakthroughs, countless miracles. Stones overturned, doors unlocked, and journeys just begun. It feels like I’ve waited an eternity for all that’s now happening. (Actually, I have.)

Do you have any idea how many millenniums, billenniums, trillenniums have gone by without you in the world? Thinking the kind of thoughts you now think, doing the kind of stuff you now do, and illuminating all the nooks and crannies (n-o-o-o-o, I didn’t almost say “crooks and grannies”) of the planet I couldn’t otherwise reach?

Too many.

Thanks, and have a great day!

Your fellow Adventurer,

The Universe

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Today’s Recipe: Mango Bread

“This is an old family favorite I got from my grandmother.”

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

Intentions: Psychic Sensitivity, Women’s Mysteries, Tides, Waters, Emotional Issues, Agriculture, Animals, Female Fertility, Messages, Theft, Reconciliations, 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
January 24, 2020

Heart

“The heart outstrips the clumsy senses, and sees – perhaps for an instant, perhaps for long periods of bliss — an undistorted and more veritable world.”
-Evelyn Underhill, 1955

The heart has its own intelligence. Paul Pearsall wrote an amazing book called “The Heart’s Code” where he talks about all the research he has done that proves that the heart actually “thinks.” This is not just an organ in our body that serves a function for us to live. The heart is a sophisticated tool that can help us to live better, more beautifully.

-Lissa Coffey

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Daily Tarot: The Hermit

Smooth your way through the day by being as respectable as time and circumstance require. Fit in, look and sound the part that you’ve been assigned, and get a lot done with very little or no resistance. In general, being respectable can be a good thing and serve you well, especially when dealing with new people or with those who don’t know you very well.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com
Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/

Cat’s Morning Bits for January 24, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for January 24, 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 coldness seemed more nigh, the coldness deepened
As a sound deepens into silences;
It was of earth and came not by the air;
The earth was cooling and drew down the sky.
-Gordon Bottomley (1874-1948)

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Spiritual Unite: White Chakra Meaning And Its Significance

White chakra energy is pure, powerful and symbolises oneness in the universe. It is generally found in activated Crown chakras, and for the truly enlightened can appear as a halo.

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.

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MBG: Do We Smell A *Metal* Rat? 2 Pros & A Con Of The Lunar New Year Animal

Welcome to the rat race! 2020 is the Year of the Metal Rat, a fast-paced cycle meant for living large and doing everything with the flair of an Instagram superstar.

Read more…..

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Today’s DIY: Imbolc Herbal Candle

How to add herbs to your candles…

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Elephant Journal: Act Like a Preschooler: 3 Ways to Play when we’re Bored with Life.

New Year’s resolutions are still in full swing.
Maybe we’re planning to go on a dating site for the first time, learn a new language, or start exercising again. Unfortunately, too many of our worthy goals will be dumped on the dust pile of forgotten dreams by Valentine’s Day.

Read more….

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MNN: Australian fires reveal ancient water system built long before the pyramids

The Budj Bim Cultural Landscape has long been regarded as a marvel of ancient engineering.

The sprawling water system in southeastern Australia was built more than 6,000 years ago — long before even the Egyptian pyramids took shape.

Read more…..

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EarthSky News: Sirius, future South Pole Star

Tonight, as darkness falls, use Orion’s Belt to star-hop to Sirius, a future South Pole Star. Sirius is in the constellation Canis Major, the Greater Dog. It’s sometimes called the Dog Star. It’s easy to see, since it’s the brightest star in the night sky. You’ll always know you’ve found Sirius if you notice that the three stars in Orion’s Belt point to it.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Chalice Meditation: Finding Emotional Stability In Aquarius Season 2020

I created a chalice meditation video based on the astrology of Aquarius season 2020. It uses the imagery of water in a chalice to represent emotions and the container we use to hold those emotions.

Read more…

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Inner Journey: 

REMOVE THE FILTERS

“You got to look at things with the eye in your heart, not with the eye in your head.”
— Lame Deer, Medicine Man of the Oglala people

Whenever we’re thinking, our experience is being filtered through our minds. For example, when I say to myself, “What a beautiful sunset!” I am not fully experiencing the sunset because I am involved with the words in my mind.

Explore letting go of the thoughts, the words, and connecting directly with your experiences. Tune in to the silence and the sensations in your body. Be aware of the spaciousness this brings because this is truly living in the present moment.

Being present doesn’t mean that we have to abandon thinking entirely. That’s not feasible, of course. But we can experiment with what it’s like to stop thinking once in a while!

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

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A Note from the Universe

Always the strong carry the weak, the rich carry the poor, the healthy carry the sick, and the happy carry the sad.

Because whether or not remembered, this was once their promise, to thank those who had carried them.

I’m totally goose bumped,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Overnight Oats Blueberry Smoothie Bowl

“I combined overnight oats with blueberries, banana, and almond vanilla milk and turned it into a yummy blueberry smoothie bowl! Top with whatever seeds, nuts or berries you enjoy!”

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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, Palmarosa, 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
January 24, 2020

Heart

“Nobody has ever measured, even the poets, how much a heart can hold.”

-Zelda Fitzgerald, 1945

The heart is associated with love. How much love can we hold in our hearts? What is our capacity for love? It is immeasurable! There’s not a limit on how many people we can love, or how much we can love, or how deeply we can love. Love can’t be quantified.

-Lissa Coffey

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Daily Tarot: The High Priestess

From the moment your eyes open, you’ll know that you’re not the one in charge today. That’s fine, too. Intuition is sharp and will not lead you astray, no matter what oddness the world tosses at you. Any challenges or problems will prove to be small ones. Keep a low profile, speak calmly and softly (when appropriate), and glide through a very lucky day

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com
Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/

Cat’s Morning Bits for January 23, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for January 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.

Blessings, Cat

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Now is the time of the deep snows
and thrice blessed is the neighbor who will plow you out.
-The Old Farmer’s Almanac, 1946

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Spiritual Unite: What Does The Colour Green Mean Spiritually?

Colour is a vital part of life as a human being. Since the dawn of time, we have taken clues from the colours of the world and used them to enhance our lives.The colour green is one of the most commonly used colours regarding symbolism

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ThoughtCo: Magical Oils 101

Our ancestors used oils in ceremony and ritual hundreds and even thousands of years ago. Because many essential oils are still available, we can continue making our own blends today. In the past, oils were created by placing oil or fat over a heat source, and then adding fragrant herbs and flowers to the oil. Many companies today offer synthetic oils at a fraction of the cost of essential oils (essential oils are the ones actually extracted from a plant).

Read more….

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Spirit Library: Internal & External Balance

With the demise of illusions and the dissolution of old structures it is important that we balance our external journey with inward exploration. By moving to explore deeper aspects of the self we initiate a connection with our innate wisdom and intuition.

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Today’s DIY: Healing Incense Imbolc

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Elephant Journal: 5 Simple Meditations to Turn Around Your Worst Days.

Tiny, Easy Meditations for the Average Person on their Worst Days.
Sometimes life sucks and you have a bad day. That’s why we compiled this list of five easy meditation ideas for people who want to destress.

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MNN: 15 fascinating facts about otters

Otterly awesome
Otters are perhaps one of the most charismatic of mammals. They possess cleverness and playfulness in equal quantities, and an abundance of cute.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: See a faint star cluster near bright Sirius

Tonight, look for nighttime’s brightest star, Sirius, and the faint star cluster near it. Sirius is easy to see because it’s so bright and because the three prominent Belt stars in the constellation Orion the Hunter – three stars in a short, straight row – always point to it. A reader wrote

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Patheos-Pagan: 3 ways to use Water in Protection Magic

Water is a diverse element embodying both light and dark, death and birth. It is an element of fluidity, but also solid and unmoving. It is also a great shapeshifter. While water is usually associated with healing, it is a fierce element to work with in protection magic as well.

Read more….

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Inner Journey:

SLOW DOWN AND ENJOY

“Adopt the pace of nature, her secret is patience.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

Racing through life is very stressful. If we stay in high gear too long, we lose our ability to shift down. And when we’re stressed, we can’t access happiness, appreciation, fun, compassion, generosity, awareness of beauty and other wonderful qualities. High stress also triggers negative emotions like frustration, impatience, anger and fear.

Life has so much to offer if we will slow down and truly experience it. We must always remember that we are the ones in control of the accelerator. We CAN choose to brake.

“Slow down and enjoy life. It’s not only the scenery you miss by going too fast — you also miss the sense of where you are going and why.”
— Eddie Cantor

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A Note from the Universe 

If you can get that there was once a “time” before “space,”  when all that existed was “Divine Intelligence…”

Then you can also get that there could never, later, be anything that wasn’t “Divine Intelligence.” Because what would it be made of? Where would it have come from?

Then you’d get that you must therefore be pure “Divine Intelligence” yourself and that there’s only one explanation for you being you, here and now:

From the pinnacle of your royal magnificence, the zenith of your heavenly godhood, as pure “Divine Intelligence,” you, exactly as you now are, with every freckle and blemish, are exactly who you, God, most wanted to be. And you knew exactly what you were doing.

Thy kingdom come,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe:  Black Bean Breakfast Bowl

“A quick breakfast if you’re trying to avoid carbs.”

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

Intentions: Luck, Happiness, Health/ Healing, Religion, Legal Matters, Male Fertility, Treasure and Wealth, Honor, Riches, Clothing Desires, Leadership, Public Activity, Power and Success, Trade and Employment

Incense: Cinnamon, Henbane Nutmeg and Sage

Planet: Jupiter
Sign: Sagittarius and Pisces
Angel: Sachiel
Colors: Purple, Royal Blue, and Indigo
Herbs/Plants: Cinnamon, Beech, Buttercup, Coltsfoot, Oak
Stones: Sugilite, Amethyst, Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli and Sapphire
Oil: (Jupiter) Clove, Lemon Balm, Oakmoss, Star Anise

Goddesses: Juno, Hera, Kwan Yin, Mary, Cybele, Tara, Mawu, Mlaba Mwana Waresa, Ishtar, Nuit

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Daily Wisdom
January 23, 2020

Heart

“We distrust our heart too much, and our head not enough.”

-Joseph Roux (1834-1886)

We say: Listen to your heart. Follow your heart. But do we take our own advice, or do we overthink and rationalize? Where does intuition come from? We feel it in our gut or know it in our hearts. Too often we ignore it, thinking that we know better, that logic says something different. Our heads can argue, we can debate an issue with ourselves and end up more confused than ever. But our heart doesn’t waver. It offers a clear direction. When we take the time to tune in, its message is simple.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Star

Wake up with a bright, buoyant spirit that will prevent any snag or difficulty from getting you down. You should acknowledge no setbacks or let any problem get in your way. If something comes up that needs more attention, you’ll deal with it without thinking twice. You can deal with any delay and make a quick if not instantaneous recovery.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com
Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/

Cat’s Morning Bits for January 22, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for January 22, 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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Now is the time of the deep snows
and thrice blessed is the neighbor who will plow you out.
-The Old Farmer’s Almanac, 1946

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Spiritual Unite: What Does The Colour Purple Mean Spiritually?

Purple is one of the most symbolically meaningful colours on the visible spectrum.
Over the course of human history, purple has been seen as a special colour – from the hue of royalty to the uniforms of widows.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: The Four Classical Elements

In many modern-day Pagan belief systems, there is a good deal of focus on the four elements of earth, air, fire, and water. A few traditions of Wicca also include a fifth element, which is spirit or self, but that is not universal among all Pagan paths

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MBG: How The Sacral Chakra’s Shadow Could Be Keeping You From Your Soul Mate

The chakras are like invisible organs of the subtle, or energetic, body. Just as each organ in the physical body has a physiological purpose, each chakra in the subtle body has a spiritual function. Understanding the unique purpose of each chakra is an invaluable tool for holistic healing.

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Today’s DIY: Lemongrass Orange Carpet Freshener

Refresh the carpets in your home with this homemade carpet freshener. The baking soda will neutralize odors and the rest will leave a light citrusy fresh scent.
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Elephant Journal: Sacred Tea Bath—Putting the Ritual Pleasure back in Self-Care

Most of us need more self-care in our lives.
We may even be making an effort to do so. Yet, when was the last time you let yourself fully, deeply, and blissfully enjoy your self-care? How has taking care of ourselves become such a burden and endless to-do list?

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MNN: How to help hummingbirds in winter

Hummingbirds get little relief from hunger, thanks to the fastest metabolism of any vertebrate animal. Native plant nectar is usually their best food source, but since hummingbirds can starve after just a few hours without food, humans often lend a hand.

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EarthSky News:  Achernar marks the end of the River

Tonight, find Achernar, the star at the southern end of the River.

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Patheos-Pagan: Imbolc Invocation to the Fire Goddesses

This Imbolc honor more than just Brighid. Here’s an invocation many the fire tending goddesses each of whom has Her own take on fire tending. So light some candles, make a Brid’s Cross and call on the goddesses of fire to keep you and your hearth warm this winter.

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Inner Journey:

RESPONSIBILITY BRINGS POWER

“To be tested is good. The challenged life may be the best therapist.”
— Gail Sheehy

What holds you back from being all that you are?

In your journal, list at least 5 things that hold you back.

Now review your answers. Have you blamed people or factors outside of yourself?

It’s important to understand that ALL obstructions are rooted in our internal blocks. Even the problems that appear to be outside of us are only reflecting back to us problems we have inside. Once we address our inner issues, the outer problems disappear.

Be personally accountable for everything in your life and watch your perspectives shift. We claim our power when we accept responsibility for our lives.

“Conscious evolution begins as we take responsibility for clearing our own obstructions.”
— Dan Millman

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

For as long as you wish to keep them in your life whoever they may be, understanding them, as opposed to changing them, will wildly improve chances they’ll also wish to keep you in their life.

Oh wow, how I love you –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Mushroom and Onion Dutch Baby

For a quick and easy recipe that’s packed with vitamin D, try this flavorful and nutritious Mushroom & Onion Dutch Baby.

Read more….

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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, Lavender, Hazel, Cherry, Periwinkle
Stones: Aventurine, Bloodstone, Hematite, Moss Agate and Sodalite
Oil: (Mercury) Benzoin, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, 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
January 22, 2020

Heart

“The tiny flame that lights up the human heart is like a blazing torch that comes down from heaven to light up the paths of mankind.

For in one soul are contained the hopes and feelings of all Mankind.”

-Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931)

Love is strong, love is powerful – love makes all things possible. This same strength is within each one of us. Physically, our heart is the “engine” that drives our whole body. Emotionally, love is what keeps us going. Love lights the way for us.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Tower

Your emotions and instincts are working overtime today and this can distract you from doing the simplest of things. Whatever difficulties you encounter today – and they should be small ones – you will create more problems for yourself by being too psychically overactive. If someone is preoccupied with you and wishing you to have a rough day, you’ll know it but maybe not know who it is.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com
Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/

Cat’s Morning Bits for January 21, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for January 21, 2020

Good Morning Beautiful Souls, grab a cup of your favorite morning brew and start things off with “Today’s Inspirations”. I hope you find something here that will make you feel good or help you on your path today.

Blessings, Cat

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Winter for a moment takes the mind; the snow
Falls past the arc-light; icicles guard a wall;
The wind moans through a crack in the window;
A keen sparkle of frost is on the sill.
-Conrad Aiken (1889-1973)

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Spiritual Unite: Blue Star Spiritual Meaning – Fresh Start For Earth

The Blue Star spiritual meaning relates to the teachings of the Hopi culture in North America, a tribe of Native Americans that foretold the coming of European settlers.
Their teachings speak of nine signs that precede the final cleansing of humanity.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Best Books for Pagan Kids in 2020 

Are you a parent looking for books to read, to or with your children, that share your family’s Pagan-friendly values? A few years ago, there wasn’t a whole lot out there commercially available for kids in Pagan families, although that is certainly changing. However, it can still be kind of tough sometimes to find books, particularly in mainstream bookstores, and you may have to go directly to publisher websites to find new material.

Read more…

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MBG: Keep Your Aloe Vera Gel Fresh For Longer: 5 Storage Tips

In the world of natural skin care, aloe vera gel is one of the coolest kids on the block. (Pun intended.) Not only can it soothe gnarly sunburns and manage acne, but it could hydrate your scalp too. But despite all these benefits, there’s just one drawback: It has a super-short shelf life. As an all-natural, preservative-free ingredient, pure aloe vera gel can be difficult to keep fresh.

Read more…..

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Wise Woman Herbal Ezine: Usnea (Old Man’s Beard)
by Jessica Godina

Anyone who has walked through the forests of the southeast has encountered Usnea, but you might not have noticed it.

You probably didn’t know that the inconspicuous gray-green fuzzy stuff covering many of the trees is one of the gentlest yet strongest immune tonics in the herb world.

Read more….

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Today’s DIY: 4 Simple Jewelry Cleaners You Can Make Yourself

Over time, your jewelry can lose its shine due to the buildup of lotions, oils, and dirt. While you can take your items to a jewelry store for a professional cleaning, there are also cleaners you can make yourself for use at home. Try these simple do-it-yourself jewelry cleaners that use everyday household products

Read more….

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Elephant Journal: New Moon in Aquarius: A Time for Radical Change & Wild, Unexpected Magic. {January 24th}

There’s a wild and unexpected spark of magic in the air on Friday, January 24th with the new moon in Aquarius.
Expect nothing, and be open to everything.

Read more….

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MNN: Why does rain smell?
MIT researchers use high-speed cameras to show how the scent of fresh rain gets into the air — and how bacteria goes along for the ride.

We all know the scent, that earthy fresh aroma that fills the air during those first few minutes of rain.

Read more…

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EarthSky News: A winding river of stars called Eridanus

Tonight, you’ll need a very dark sky in order to see Eridanus the River. You won’t see this one from the city, or even the suburbs. Eridanus the River begins near the star Rigel in the constellation Orion the Hunter – and wells up in a great loop before ambling back down toward the southern horizon.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Listening To Your Deities

When faced with a decision, do you listen to your deities or assert your free will? Do you sometimes want to take the easy way out? Wonder why the deities want you to do this certain thing when it’s so darn unpleasant?

Read more….

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Inner Journey:

FEELING SAFE

“Oh the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all right out, just as they are — chaff and grain together — certain thata faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and with the breath of kindness blow the rest away….”
— Dinah Craik

We cherish our best friends and our special communities because we feel safe to be vulnerable when we’re in their embrace. And yet I have discovered that as long as I identify with my self-image, with my ego, there’s no safety possible anywhere. When theego is on watch, even a dear friend’s truth may trigger reactions like anxiety, self-criticism and fear.

The only true safety exists in living the truth of our soul, our essence.

“Open your body and your mind to the subtler levels of experience, letting go of your attempt to control, to be right, not worrying about appearances, not trying to be safe.”
— Stephen Levine

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Dwelling on the unimportant, stressing on the unintended, and freaking over the unknown simply doesn’t work… and are like lighting a match, in a dark room, to make sure no one spilled any gunpowder on your bicycle, under the stairs, near the back porch, in January.

Actually, some of that was intentionally unimportant, to hopefully distract you from feeling any stigma for freaking out over earlier unknowns.

You’re so adorable,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Roti Canai/Paratha (Indian Pancake)

“Breakfast, lunch, tea time, and dinner – this popular Indian pancake is available for a meal or snack. As kids we ate it sprinkled with sugar. It’s typically served with curry and sambal if you choose to spice it up.

https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/247233/roti-canaiparatha-indian-pancake/?internalSource=staff%20pick&referringId=233&referringContentType=Recipe%20Hub

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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
January 20, 2020

Heart

“Do not worry about what others are doing! Each of us should turn the searchlight inward and purify his or her own heart as much as possible.”

-Mohandas K. Gandhi (1869-1948)

We talk about how the heart thinks, and how the heart is intuitive – and we also understand that the heart has a conscience. We ask what is in someone’s heart, meaning that we want to know their intentions. But we can’t do anything about anyone else’s heart. We can only work on ourselves, and learn to tune in to our own heart’s wisdom and desires.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Chariot

It may start out as an ordinary day but a situation may arise that uncovers talents that you had no clue you had. Be adaptable and be willing to say, “Yes, I’ll give that a try,” rather than automatically saying, “Well I’m not sure. I’ve never done that before.” Be positive, optimistic, and sure of yourself. It’s the perfect day to learn something useful and profitable as well as exciting.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com
Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/

Cat’s Morning Bits for January 20, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for January 20, 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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Then welcome, cold, welcome, ye snowy nights!
Heaven midst your rage shall mingle pure delights.
-Robert Bloomfield (1766-1823)

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Daily Good: Speaking of Nature

“We have a special grammar for personhood. We would never say of our late neighbor, “It is buried in Oakwood Cemetery.” Such language would be deeply disrespectful and would rob him of his humanity. We use instead a special grammar for humans: we distinguish them with the use of he or she, a grammar of personhood for both living and dead Homo sapiens. Yet we say of the oriole warbling comfort to mourners from the treetops or the oak tree herself beneath whom we stand, “It lives in Oakwood Cemetery.” In the English language,. { read more }

 

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ThoughtCo: Create a Portable Altar Kit

Why create a portable altar kit? Well, the obvious reason is that a portable altar is… well, portable. For some people, that’s a desirable thing. You may wish to have a portable altar for any number of reasons. Perhaps your job requires you to travel a lot.

Read more….

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MBG: A Beginner’s Guide To The 7 Chakras

The seven chakras are the main energy centers of the body. You’ve probably heard people talk about “unblocking” their chakras, which refers to the idea that when all of our chakras are open, energy can run through them freely, and harmony exists between the physical body, mind, and spirit.

Read more….

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Natural Living Ideas: 22 Impressive Pine Needle Uses You’d Never Have Thought Of

I kind of have a thing for pine trees.

If you were to ask my family how I feel about pine trees, they would probably roll their eyes and groan. When it comes to our fresh-cut Christmas tree, my eyes are always bigger than our ceiling.

Read more…..

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Today’s DIY: DIY Natural Shampoo & Conditioner with Lemon, Lime & Lager. {Recipe}

Soft, shiny, and clean hair can be yours with this natural shampoo and conditioner, whipped up for just pennies with ingredients most of us have in the kitchen.

Read more….

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Elephant Journal: A 5-Minute Technique to ease Emotional Overload

For years, I have sat with clients experiencing strong emotions: anxiety, fear, anger, grief.
As a psychotherapist, I have learned many treatment methods in educational and professional settings, but what has been most helpful to my clients in modulating emotion is a deep breathing technique.

Read more….

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MNN: Wolf puppies play fetch, surprising researchers

Some dogs just love to play fetch. When you have the ball, they need you to throw it immediately so they can catch it.

But it’s not just dogs that love this game

Read more….

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EarthSky News:  Observer’s Challenge: Moon, Jupiter before sunrise

Up for a sky watching challenge? The king planet Jupiter is now playing hide-and-seek before sunrise. But these next few mornings – January 21 and 22, 2020 – you can use the slender waning crescent moon to locate Jupiter in your sky. Very simply, the lit side of the lunar crescent points in the direction Jupiter.

Read more…..

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Patheos-Pagan: Imbolc: Honoring Brighid. Welcoming Spring. Cleaning House.

For many years, I’ve had an interesting relationship with Brighid-Goddess of the Dawn, fire, hearth, fertility, healing, poetry and smithcraft.

Read more…..

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Inner Journey: 

GETTING DOWN TO ESSENTIALS

“Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.”
— Lin Yutang

Do you feel a desire to simplify your life?

If you say ‘yes,’ then set an intention to reduce the demands, stimuli, interruptions and busyness in your life. We each have the power to do this – we simply have to begin to say ‘no’ to those activities that don’t directly serve what we want for our lives.

Everyone of this planet deserves to have some free time to think, relax and have fun. If you long for this, begin now to clear your plate and allow a new level of experience to happen in your life. Take charge. Eliminate time wasters. Make some decisions about what matters to you.

“The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.”
— Hans Hofmann

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe 

What if from now on and forevermore, people stopped using the word “evil” and replaced it with “ignorance”?

Yeah, less fear, more better; global transformation.

Let’s,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Baking Bread and Making Sourdough (from Wise Woman Ezine)
by Anne-Marie Fryer Wiboltt

Flour, water, and salt is all that is needed to make a natural sourdough bread with a wonderful wholesome flavor. During the process of making the bread, the protein in the wheat flour, called gluten, sucks up moisture. When the dough is kneaded the gluten proteins stick together and become ‘rubber like. The gluten can then hold little pockets of gas given off by the sourdough as it breaks down the starches in the wheat.

Read more….

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

Intentions: Psychic Sensitivity, Women’s Mysteries, Tides, Waters, Emotional Issues, Agriculture, Animals, Female Fertility, Messages, Theft, Reconciliations, 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
January 17, 2020

Flowers

“Thou canst not stir a flower

Without troubling a star.”

-Francis Thompson (1859-1907)

There is a connection between the flowers, the stars, the rivers, between all of life. There is an exchange of energy that takes place that can help us to thrive. When we tend to a garden, we encourage growth. The flowers on our table make us smile. The fruits we eat nourish our bodies. It’s all good.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Star

Despite any confusion of the day, you’ll be the calm and serene center of any activities. Your calmness will be contagious, too, so look forward to being surrounded by people who want to cooperate with you and be helpful before being directly asked. Take your calm state of mind into the evening, rest well, and see how much you can take with you into tomorrow.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com
Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/