Celtic Tree Month of Rowan  January 21 – February 17

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Celtic Tree Month of Rowan  January 21 – February 17

Beneath the green and berry red
They flutter about
Making a melody with each wing strum
Magical lil’ creatures

https://nightingaletrails.com/tag/rowan-tree-poem/


TREE INFOMATION The Rowan tree is also known as the Mountain Ash and is a member of the rose family. They can be found growing among ancient settlements and ruins in Europe where they grow “like weeds”, although many of these trees were planted there as well. Rowan trees can grow almost anywhere and do well in poor soil, which would explain their growth in many areas and even grows well at high altitudes.This tree grows up to 40 ft in height and produces flowers in May, after which come the red berries. The berries are said to be sacred food of the gods which were jealously guarded and kept away from man. The tree itself has a round, open-top crown and the leaves which turn red in the fall are 4-8 inches in length and oblong with serrated edges along the point. The berries grow in clusters and each berry has a small design that resembles a pentagram on it. It was this pentagram “design” that linked this tree to witchcraft during the 15th and 16th centuries, it’s reputation became so negative that herbalist’s stopped using it for fear of being labeled as a witch. The bark from the Rowan tree is used for tanning and making dye and the berries are edible and make great jams and jellies. The berries are also still used in herbal medicine as a tea for treating diarrhea and they are very high in vitamin C which makes them useful for treating colds.


ROWAN IN MYTH & MAGICK

Rowan is also known as a fairy tree and as such, it is not advisable to cut branches from the tree itself. If you need to cut branches from one you should always leave the Fae a gift of yourself, like hair or fingernail clippings. By using this tree it is said that you will be protected by the Fae themselves. However, fallen branches are the best if you are going to use the wood. Rowan is thought to be one of the sacred druid trees and can be found growing near many of the ancient stone circles and it played a main role in some of their ceremonies.

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In popular folklore Rowan trees could be planted next to your home as protection against lightning and to promote good luck while sprigs of Rowan could also be hung over doors in the home to ward off the evil eye or if you wore one, it kept the fairies from kidnapping you. They were even planted in churchyards to watch over the dead and protect the living from ghosts. One very popular European custom that was still being used approximately 100 years ago was the construction of rowan wood crosses. These “ornaments” of protection were made from twigs and tied with red thread. Every home had one over the front door as did seedbeds, barns, and pigsties. They were also given to babies before they could be baptized. At Beltane, the berries were sewn into a circle and hung over windows to prevent lightning strikes or strung into necklaces to ward off the evil eye. The berries were also added to healing charms to help the patient to recover faster.

Rune staves were at one time made from Rowan wood simply because of its protective powers as are wands and dowsing rods.
Use Rowan in spells for blessings, grounding & centering, protection, warding against psychic attack, protection against enchantment.

ROWAN PEOPLE

People born in the Month of Rowan are visionaries and strong humanitarians. They are very passionate about what they believe in and can lean toward over-zealous at times. New Moon Rowan people (born in the 1st two weeks of the month) are easily frustrated with others who fail to see or help with the greater awareness of issues like racism, bigotry, and general ignorance. Full Moon Rowan People (born in the last 2 weeks of the month) tend to make big promises, which are usually more than they can handle. They come through to an extent but are unable to completely follow through.

CORRESPONDENCES

The Ogham name from Rowan is Luis (Lush).

Rowan is also known by these names: Delight of the Eye, Quickbeam, Ran Tree, Sorb Apple, Wicken Tree, Witchtree, Thor’s Helper

Deities: Dagda, Brigid, Hecate, Thor, Cerridwen, Vulcan, Pan, Herne, Brigantia

Animals: Ducks, quail

Sacred Stones: Peridot, Smoky Quartz, Diamond


sources: the crystal forest
controversical.com
dutchie.org
The New Book of Magical Names, Phoenix McFarland
Cunninghams Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs, Scott Cunningham
Flower and Tree Magic, Richard Webster
Tree Totem.com

Rowan Tree photo by Irina Naumets/freeimages.com


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Cat’s Morning Bits for January 14, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for January 14, 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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For age is opportunity no less
Than youth itself, though in another dress,
And as the evening twilight fades away
The sky is filled with stars, invisible by day.
-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-82)

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Spiritual Unite: Coloring Meditation – Why Coloring is the new Meditation

Currently 20 of the best selling books on amazon, six of those books in the top 20 are adult coloring books. For many its a favorite of the past time for those who have graduated from kindergarten, it has been gaining popularity, its an easy way to express yourself and at the same time to relief stress as well.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Magical Metals

Study Paganism and magical practice for any length of time, and at some point, you’re going to hear about correspondences. Often we discuss correspondences, which are tangible things associated with non-tangible aspects, in terms of herbs, crystals, even planets. Oddly, there’s occasionally a tendency to overlook one of the most useful sets of magical correspondences: metals.

Read more…..

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The Individualogist: 5 Feng Shui Rules that should Never be Broken

In designing your own home, considering Feng Shui rules is a crucial step in ensuring the good flow of energy. By taking into account these fundamental steps, you are essentially allowing positive energy to flow freely in your house.

Read more…

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Wise Woman Herbal Ezine: Cronewort

Cronewort (Artemisia vulgaris)

The little leaves of my friend cronewort (AKA mugwort), minced, will add a savory, slightly bitter bite to our salad.

Read more…

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**This project would be perfect for an Imbolc decoration! Found this on YouTube.

Today’s DIY: Sheep Plushie

SO TODAYS video i absolutely love as this guy is the CUTEST plushie sheep i have ever seen!! Now i may be being biased because i made him but, omg so cute!!

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Elephant Journal: The Art of Perception: Adjusting your View of the World—& Within.

On this particular night, it’s hard to swallow the swirl of emotional soup that comes from turning 28 years old, it’s still hot.
While 27 was the best year of my life, a touch of sadness and fear arises from within. Fear from the unknown certainty of the future, and sadness for the waning years of my youth.

Read more….

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MNN: Australian wildlife officials air-drop carrots, sweet potatoes to help struggling wallabies

Wallabies, koalas and kangaroos affected by the massive Australian wildfires have been in desperate need of water and food.
You may have seen one of the many viral videos on social media of wildlife approaching people for something to drink or eat.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Orion the Hunter is easy to spot

Tonight – or any winter evening – look for the constellation Orion the Hunter. It’s probably the easiest to pick out of all the constellations in the Northern Hemisphere winter sky (Southern Hemisphere summer sky). It’s identifiable by Orion’s Belt, three medium-bright stars in a short, straight row at the mid-section of the Hunter.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Am I Really a Pagan?

This is a question I ask myself often. When it comes to my main practice, the Otherfaith, it can be fairly argued either way. It is a polytheistic tradition, and it grew out of my experiences with the Pagan and polytheist communities.

Read more….

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Inner Journey:

TIME TO STOP SEEKING?

“If there are so many seekers, why are there so few finders?”
— Eckhart Tolle

Perhaps we’ve misunderstood the whole concept of a spiritual journey. The term ‘seeker’ means we are looking for something we believe we do not have now. It places all hope on the future because as a seeker, we haven’t yet found our salvation.

Tolle encourages us to experience the truth of who we are by being present right now. If we do that, we don’t have to seek anything. We already have everything and can relax and rejoice in the power of being.

“There is surely nothing other than the single purpose of the present moment. A man’s whole life is a succession of moment after moment. If one fully understands the present moment, there will be nothing else to do, and nothing else to pursue.”
— Hagakure

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Live as if.

Always,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Pad Thai Popcorn

In this video, you’ll see how to make a sweet and spicy popcorn inspired by the classic noodle dish, Pad Thai.

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 14, 2020 

Flowers

“Earth laughs in flowers.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Flowers are an expression of joy. It seems like a miracle that the earth can produce such a variety of species, so colorful, vibrant and full of life. Is it any wonder that we’ve made such a tradition of giving flowers in courtship? Sometimes flowers say what words cannot.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Magician

You have your A game going today, but don”t let it go to your head. As the Magician, you”re at your most capable. If someone tries to spring a surprise request on you, you”ll probably see it coming. Be low-key, don”t build expectations, and then excel. So long as your ego doesn”t exceed good sense, you”ll be able to accomplish just about anything!

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.

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Cat’s Morning Bits for June 6, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for June 6, 2018

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

Blessings, Cat

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A bird in the boughs sang “June,”
And “June” hummed a bee
In a bacchic glee
As he tumbled over and over
Drunk with the honey-dew.
-Clinton Scollard (1860-1932)

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Spiritual Unite: Conquer Your Fears And Unlock A Life Of Magnitude

Trusting in yourself In order for the law of attraction to work you need to learn how to be open with your feelings. This includes trusting in yourself and it means being open to conquering your fears. Can you imagine having the faith to jump off a cliff and trusting that your parachute will open for you?

http://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/conquer-your-fears-and-unlock-a-life-of-magnitude/

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MBG: Feng Shui Says These 5 Things Are The Key To A Calming Home

Intimate connections with nature have been shown to enhance our lives and put us at ease during a time when stress is a global epidemic. There’s been a growing trend toward activities that foster a connection with nature, such as forest bathing, earthing, and growing your own food

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/how-to-balance-the-5-elements-at-home

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Did You Know?

If you rub a fresh cucumber over your shoes, they will get a quick shine that will also repel water.

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Elephant Journal: Why we should Stand Closer to People who Don’t Feel like Sunshine.

It’s easy to tell someone we’ll stand by their side no matter what.

But when “no matter what” comes knocking, more often than not it knocks right up against our own fears and wounds.

When this happens, the last thing we want to do is stand next to that person.

But, here’s the thing: I think we should.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/06/why-we-should-stand-closer-to-people-who-dont-feel-like-sunshine/

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MNN: How to find the perfect peach

How do you know if a peach is perfect? It’s not too difficult to determine if you use your senses. There are three things to notice when looking for a peach that’s as ripe as you want it to be: color, texture and smell. Checking to see if a peach is perfect should take only 5 seconds, a scant few moments that will be worth it when you bite into a delicious, ripe, juicy peach.

https://www.mnn.com/food/healthy-eating/blogs/how-find-perfect-peach

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EarthSky News: Find the Crow, Cup and Water Snake

Tonight, or any June evening, look south and west (below and to the right) of the star Spica for the constellations of Corvus the Crow, Crater the Cup, and Hydra the Water Snake.

You’ll be looking in the south to southwest sky around nightfall. In 2018, the brilliant “star” to the east (left) of the star Spica is really the planet Jupiter,

http://earthsky.org/tonight/the_crow_the_cup_and_the_water_snake

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Patheos-Pagan: Travel Magick: Advice for Witches on the Move

It’s that time of the year when most of us are taking a vacation. Perhaps you’re headed abroad for a few weeks or maybe you’re headed to see family only a few hours away. Wherever you’re going, it can be beneficial to work a little travel magick to make sure your trip goes smoothly.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/thewanderingwitch/2018/06/1178/

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Inner Journey:

FOLLOW THROUGH ON YOUR COMMITMENTS

“Our high resolves look down on our slumbering acts.”
— L.E. Landon

How do you put things off, make excuses, or let anyone or anything get in the way of your commitments?

What are you saying to yourself and your subconscious mind (which records all of your patterns) when you do not complete what is important to you?

Pick a task or new habit to which you will re-commit. Show yourself and your inner programming that you CAN complete and that you are serious about what you say.

“Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task.”
— William James

“Procrastination is the thief of time.”
— Edward Young

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Talk about magical rendezvous…

Right this very moment, on a distant farm, there basks a fig, a nut, or a berry, whose very life force will soon be your own. But that’s not all…

Right this very moment, there’s a gorgeous home on a splendid property with a spectacular view, whose roof will someday give you shelter. But that’s not all…

Right this very moment, there are beautiful souls on your beautiful planet, whom you do not even know, yet through your meanderings and theirs, paths will cross, love will be shared, and eternal friendships will be created. I’m still not done…

And nothing you do, or don’t do, can prevent these serendipities I’ve just shared and so, so many more.

Amen, hallelujah, rock me Amadeus –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe:  Portobello Mushroom Recipes

Large meaty Portobello mushrooms can be used to make many delicious appetizers and main dishes.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Portabello-Mushroom-Recipes.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

June 6 , 2018

Faith

“Any anxious thought as to the means to be employed in the accomplishment of our purposes is quite unnecessary. If the end is already secured, then if follows that all the steps leading to it are secured also.” -Thomas Troward

Faith is knowing. It’s not believing or guessing or hoping, it is KNOWING. It is complete trust in the Divine. There is an organizing power in the Universe. That power is also within each one of us! When we set our goals, the Universe – through us – orchestrates the avenues by which we reach those goals. We don’t need to question, or fret, we just need to have faith and know that it is already done.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: It’s Great to be Grateful!
Find out how you can help raise your gratitude awareness and improve your life!  By now, we’ve all heard about how beneficial it is to practice feeling the emotion of gratitude. This makes sense to most of us in a very basic, intuitive way.
Read more at http://www.beliefnet.com/inspiration/galleries/its-great-to-be-grateful.aspx#EAxHygCm5eBJu1Q5.99

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com

Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
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Cat’s Morning Bits for June 4 , 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for June 4 , 2018

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

Blessings, Cat

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

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

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

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

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Spiritual Unite: Crown Chakra Colour And Its Significance

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

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

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

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

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

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

Yesterday was a day much like any other.

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

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

Read More…………

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

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

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

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

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EarthSky News: Big Dipper high in north on June evenings

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

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

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

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

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

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Inner Journey: 

STRETCH YOURSELF

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

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

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

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

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

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

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

Yep, it’s exactly like this astral plane.

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Jalapeno Chicken

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

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Jalapeo-Chicken-Recipes.html

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

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

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

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

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Daily Wisdom
June 4 , 2018

Faith

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

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

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 5 Warning Signs From the Angels

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

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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 30 , 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for May 30 , 2018

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

Blessings, Cat

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And Spring arose on the garden fair,
Like the Spirit of Love felt everywhere.
-Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822)

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Pioneer Thinking: Attracting Hummingbirds and Get One to Land on Your Hand

You may have observed hummingbirds in the wild, but you can increase your chances of seeing these delicate dynamos at home. You can even get one to land on your hand, with patience and persistence. However, before that can happen, you need to transform your backyard into a hummingbird haven.

https://pioneerthinking.com/dos-and-donts-of-attracting-hummingbirds-and-getting-one-to-land-on-your-hand

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Spiritual Unite: In Depth Meaning Of Mind Body Soul Connection

The mind-body-soul connection is the thing that is present inside us since our birth. It is the unseen connection that forms the basis of your whole life. But most people are not aware of it. It is the most beneficial connection that you can have in a lifetime, and its knowingness could transform your life completely.

http://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/in-depth-meaning-of-mind-body-soul-connection/

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MBG: A Mind-Body Routine To Balance Your Chakras This Spring

Remember when you were a kid and would wander and play with nothing but your imagination for hours until dinner was ready? Let’s make this the spring that brings that childhood wonder back to life.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/a-chakra-balancing-routine-for-spring

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Spirituality & Health: 8 Little Ways to Practice Nonviolence

“Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with me,” goes the 1955 song. I’ve always liked that: the idea that the responsibility for sowing peace starts within each of us. Or, as Harry S. Truman would say, “The buck stops here.” After all, we can’t control how our kids behave in Aisle 4. We can’t control what gestures the guy in the next car is making. We can only control that little furnace of peace inside ourselves, stoke it, and hope enough of us can join our light together in the darkness. Here are a few small ways to practice personal nonviolence

https://spiritualityhealth.com/articles/2018/05/28/8-little-ways-to-practice-nonviolence

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Elephant Journal: “I Await a Protector”—a Poem about Women’s Rights in Ireland.

Not in the shape of a patronus, I have those
but solely in the form of basic human kindness
For the sake of survival.
Without the fear
Without the judgement: pure.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/now/i-await-a-protector-a-poem-about-womens-rights-in-ireland/

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MNN: Researchers discover Europe’s oldest tree — and it’s still growing

Ancient pine in Pollino National Park is 1,230 years old.

A weather-beaten pine clinging to a rocky slope in Italy is being called the oldest tree in Europe ever to be scientifically dated.

According to a new paper published in the journal Ecology, the species of Heldreich’s pine, nicknamed “Italus” by researchers, is at least 1,230 years old. Even more surprising, despite lacking a substantial canopy, this particular pine appears to be thriving, with heavy ring growth added to its trunk over the last several decades.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/wilderness-resources/blogs/europes-oldest-tree-discovered-and-its-getting-bigger

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EarthSky News: Moon, Saturn close on May 30 and 31

Around the world these next few evenings – May 30 and 31, 2018 – look for the waning gibbous moon and the planet Saturn to climb above your southeast horizon a few to several hours after sunset. In the Northern Hemisphere, that’ll be mid-to-late evening (10 to 11 p.m. local daylight-saving time; 9 to 10 p.m. local standard time).

http://earthsky.org/tonight/moon-saturn-close-on-may-30-and-31

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Patheos-Pagan: The Cartomancer: Eating the Ancestors

It’s been two years since I started writing for Patheos. As I’m not the type who concerns herself with stats, how many views, and all that brouhaha, I don’t think much of ‘what people think’.
My sole aim is to say something that inspires others, particularly to think about how we internalize what we’re told.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/cartomancer/2017/07/25/cartomancer-eating-ancestors/

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Inner Journey: Open to the new

“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.”
— Alvin Toffler

How willing are you to learn something new? How open are you to new perspectives?

When we are open, we are willing to move to places we’ve never been before. We are willing to continually review our belief systems so we can test out new ideas.

Be open to seeing things:
– from another’s point of view,
– from a higher and more inclusive perspective
– with a beginner’s attitude of wonder.

“I am always in quest of being open to what the universe will bring me.”
— Jill Bolte Taylor

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

What if I told you that you couldn’t have anymore of anything… no more friends, no more money, no more anything, until you first got happy with what you have?

Easy to change,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Strawberry Lime Punch

The sweet tangy flavor of this punch is sure to please your family or guests.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Strawberry-Lime-Punch-Recipes.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
May 30, 2018

The present

For you, the world is weird because if you’re not bored with it you’re at odds with it. For me the world is weird because it is stupendous, awesome, mysterious, unfathomable. I want to convince you that you must learn to make every act count, since you are going to be here for only a short while; in fact, too short for witnessing all the marvels of it.” -Don Juan (Carlos Castaneda)
That’s the kind of world I want to live in, one that is “stupendous, awesome, mysterious and unfathomable!” Imagine having that on a travel brochure? We’d all want to go to a place like that! And here we are! Do we recognize it, do we experience it every day? Do we make every act count? Every moment count? This is our world, this is our moment. Embrace it!

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 3 Simple steps to living a Spiritual Life
At some point we all begin to look at ourselves and ask if there is something more than just our physical/material world and thus the quest for a more spiritual life begins! Everything in life is spiritual….
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! Visit Our Store

Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/


					

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 28, 2018

CMB Flowers and Coffee

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 28, 2018

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

Blessings, Cat

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Sing me a song of idle days,
When rosy and white are the new-blown mays,
And rose and white on the wanton breeze
The petals fall from the apple trees
-Francis W. Bourdillo (1852-1921)

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Spiritual Unite: Simple Crown Chakra Yoga Poses To Balance Your Life

Yoga has been benefiting humankind for many thousands of years. It includes mental, physical and spiritual practices that improve the overall working of the body along with opening and balancing of the chakra system. Benefits of Crown chakra yoga poses: Many yoga poses help to balance and open crown chakra.

http://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/crown-chakra-yoga-poses/

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MBG: It’s Gemini Season: Here Are 6 Tips For Navigating It With Ease

Every 30 days or so, the Sun visits a new zodiac sign. During this “season,” everyone feels the energy of this prevailing astrological energy, no matter what your Sun sign.

On May 20, 2018, the Sun swung into chatty Gemini, the star sign of dynamic duos. Gemini season is a curious, communicative solar cycle that will turn up the volume on our innate journalistic curiosity.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/how-to-navigate-gemini-season

 

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Elephant Journal: Nature Doesn’t Beat herself up & Neither should We.

Drowning in the modern self-help world
and the myriad of conflicting advice,
we have all become confused.

Positive psychology says we ought to think on the bright side;
Eastern philosophy says we should not try too hard.
The motivational speaker says we do too little;
mindfulness says we do too much.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/05/nature-doesnt-beat-herself-up-neither-should-we/

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EarthSky News: Third of season’s 3 full moons on May 29

Today – May 29, 2018 – ushers in the third of this season’s three full moons. Season is defined as the time period between an equinox and a solstice – or vice versa. In the Northern Hemisphere, we often call the May full moon the Flower Moon, Planting Moon or Milk Moon.

http://earthsky.org/tonight/third-of-seasons-3-full-moons-on-may-29

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Patheos-Pagan: The Magic of Self-Care

For me in the past I have struggled with self-care, self-care can be anything from regularly brushing your hair and getting dressed to things like painting your toes, doing your nails, hiking, working out or sleeping.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/waterwitch/2017/12/magic-self-care.html

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Inner Journey 

BE OPEN TO CHANGE

“Balance is a dynamic process; it changes with the days, the seasons, the years.”
— Sherrill Sellman

How rigid are your routines? Do you exercise for 30 minutes, three times each week no matter how you feel?

Routines and structure can provide a valuable framework to bring discipline to our lives. At the same time, we are always changing and it’s wise to be sensitive to our physical, emotional and mental states so we can ensure that our activities truly meet our needs. We need to be willing to change our patterns when our practices no longer serve us.

“Only in growth, reform, and change, paradoxically enough, is true security to be found.”
— Anne Morrow Lindbergh

“The smallest change in perspective can transform a life. What tiny attitude adjustment might turn your world around?”
— Oprah

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Can do… will do… should do…. all I care about is that you are you you.

You you, intentional.

Me me,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Sweet Potato Smoothie

A lot of people will toss sweet potatoes when they show signs of drying. They do not make good baked potatoes. They are good for whatever requires grated sweet potatoes. Baked potatoes are good for making pies, but for a baked sweet potato casserole, grated are best. Raw sweet potatoes are an excellent source of quick energy. Grated and used as you would carrots (in a salad, etc.) will give you a little energy boost.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Sweet-Potato-Smoothie.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
May 28 , 2018

The present

“The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, nor to worry about the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.” -Buddha (563-483 B.C.)

“Live the present moment.” It sounds so simple, doesn’t it? Yet we seem to have a very difficult time doing that, indeed! Right now, right where you are, focus on this moment, and this moment alone. Experience the wholeness of it, the completeness of it. When we are in present moment awareness, we are not worried, we are not stressed – we simple ARE.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 6 Ways to Cleanse your Soul
Use these tips to clean up your mental state and rejuvenate your soul.
For many of us, cleaning is a part of life. We clean our bodies, our homes, and our clothes. We clean our workstations, our pets, and even our cars. It is just understood that in the course of living life things get dirty and need to be cleansed and disinfected on a regular basis. But notice how these are all external things. How many of us take time to clean out our internal state? How many regularly cleanse our souls?
 http://www.beliefnet.com/wellness/galleries/6-ways-to-cleanse-your-soul.aspx#jY7HOUc1yz7upvch.99

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! Visit Our Store/

Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/


					

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 25, 2018

CMB Flowers and Coffee

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 25, 2018

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

Blessings, Cat

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Rainbow to windward, foul fall the day;
Rainbow to leeward, damp runs away.
-proverb

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Spiritual Unite: Throat Chakra Healing Foods And Exercises

The throat chakra is the first spiritual chakra in the list of seven chakras. It is present at the centre of the throat. This chakra makes you expressive of your thoughts and emotions. The Sanskrit name for the throat chakra is Visuddha, and its associated colour is sky blue. This chakra is all about speaking truth.

http://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/throat-chakra-healing-foods-and-exercises/

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MBG: Your Ultimate Guide To Essential Oils: Uses, Benefits, Extraction & How To Use Them, Explained

Essential oils are gaining popularity in droves, though their herbal counterparts and natural solutions have been harnessed for centuries mainly in Eastern medicine. As Western holistic care and naturopathic remedies continue to provide alternative solutions for people desiring to take charge of their own health care, it is important to have a firm understanding of essential oils

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/how-to-use-essential-oils-guide-essential-oil-benefits-and-essential-oil-uses

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Elephant Journal: Solar Flares & Storms: These are the symptoms to Expect (May 22-25)

Spaceweather has just reported that on May 22, Earth-orbiting satellites recorded approximately 12 B-class solar flares erupting from a spot on the sun.
Currently, the crackling sunspot is slightly hidden on the eastern limb of the sun, however solar rotation will reveal its activity over the next couple of days, so we will have a clearer view of any stronger explosions.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/05/solar-flares-storms-these-are-the-symptoms-to-expect-may-22-25/

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MNN: Why do rivers need riverkeepers?

When the government fails to protect a public resource like a river, our hopes often fall to a loose coalition of citizen conservationists.

How well do you know your closest river? Even if you aren’t sure where it is or what it’s like, you’re probably in a much closer relationship than you realize.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/wilderness-resources/blogs/riverkeeper-waterkeeper

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EarthSky News: Beauty! Moon and Jupiter May 25 to 28

On May 25 to 28, 2018 – if you have a clear sky – you’ll surely notice a very bright “star” near the moon. This object is really a planet, Jupiter. Once Venus sets in the west, not long after the sun, the moon and Jupiter are the two brightest objects in the nighttime sky.

http://earthsky.org/tonight/moon-jupiter-may-25-26-27-28-2018

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Patheos-Pagan: Choosing A Tarot Deck That’s Right For You

Choosing a tarot deck can be a little more complicated than you would expect. You will find that every tarot deck has a different energy, point of view, symbolism and history. Because of this you will find that your connection with every deck will be very unique. To choose a deck that is right for you it’s important to decide what the intention of the deck will be and be able to feel the deck on a physical and energetic level.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/matauryn/2017/12/28/choosing-tarot-deck-thats-right/

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Inner Journey: 

DISCOVER THE TREASURES INSIDE

“Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.”
— Denis Waitley

Peace, joy, health and well-being can only be found inside us. They exist within us now, waiting to be discovered. Yet we tend to look to the outside world to satisfy our needs and longings.

Our outer life reflects back to us the way we think, feel and behave. The outer world is all effects. Go to the source inside for all of life’s treasures.

How are you searching for peace and contentment outside of yourself?

“The great Western disease is, ‘I’ll be happy when… When I get the money. When I get a BMW. When I get this job.’ Well, the reality is, you never get to when. The only way to find happiness is to understand that happiness is not out there. It’s in here. And happiness is not next week. It’s now.”
— Marshall Goldsmith

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Can you imagine me settling into a human body?

Oh, it would be a grand one! Not just any body! Only a gorgeous body, with all the bells and whistles that really count. Capable of BIG dreams to remind me of what I’m capable of, and the strength to spin the world in the palm of my hand.

That’s why I picked yours, and a few others.

If you knew of the power you possessed, at this very moment, you’d cry and cry and cry. And then feel light as a feather.

Om-m-m-m-m-m-m…

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars

Cheesecake and chocolate are combined in these delicious bars. This is a guide about making chocolate chip cheesecake bars

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Chocolate-Chip-Cheesecake-Bars-Recipe.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, Chalchiuhtlicue

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Daily Wisdom
May 25 , 2018

Freedom

“A man is either free or he is not. There cannot be any apprenticeship for freedom.” -Imamu Amiri Baraka, in Kulchur

There is no middle ground with freedom. It’s an all or nothing proposition. And it is a great responsibility. We can practice it, live it, respect it, and grow from the experience of freedom every single day of our lives.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 6 Signs of Summer Depression

Did you know that you can get SAD in summer? No—not just sad, the emotion, but seasonal affective disorder, a type of depression that’s related to seasonal changes. Most people think SAD only happens during the gloomy winter months as a result of the lack of sunlight and warmth, but around 1 percent of people suffer from this mood disorder during summer.

 http://www.beliefnet.com/wellness/health/emotional-health/depression/6-signs-of-summer-depression.aspx#KdHk5e3yQZz6lgGp.99

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! Visit Our Store

Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/


					

Cat’s Morning Bits for February 19, 2018

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