Thought For The Day: April 4, 2019 “The Beauty of Imperfection”

Happy Thursday,

We are all imperfect creatures, and oh what beauty is found  in this divine imperfection. Wouldn’t the world be a boring place if we all fit the mold that society dictates? Our differences and imperfections are what make us unique and interesting. Embrace an “imperfect perspective” today!

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Cat’s Morning Bits for March 1, 2019

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for March 1,  2019

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

Blessings, Cat

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“The word ‘March’ comes from the Roman ‘Martius’. This was originally the first month of the Roman calendar and was named after Mars, the god of war. March was the beginning of our calendar year. We changed to the ‘New Style’ or ‘Gregorian calendar in 1752, and it is only since then when we the year began on 1st January. The Anglo-Saxons called the month Hlyd monath which means Stormy month, or Hraed monath which means Rugged month. All through Lent the traditional games played are marbles and skipping. The games were stopped on the stroke of twelve noon on Good Friday, which in some places was called Marble Day or Long Rope Day. The game of marbles has been played for hundreds of years and some historians say that it might have been started by rolling eggs. In the past, round stones, hazelnuts, round balls of baked clay and even cherry stones have been used.”
– Facts About March

gardendigest.com

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Spirit Library: March 2019 Ascension Energies – Creative Flow (Jamye Price)

February Review

As we’ve been moving through this Year of Freedom, we are intensifying our lightbody upgrade with January’s Patient Potential, which creates an open, relaxed energetic structure.

https://spiritlibrary.com/jamye-price/march-2019-ascension-energies-creative-flow

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Pioneer Thinking: Native American Herbal Medicine

Native American herbal medicine has been used for treating common illnesses and conditions for centuries. In fact, some people still use these ancient herbal cures today. Herbal remedies were a fundamental component of the Native American culture that went far beyond treating the symptoms of illnesses and into spirituality as part of the treatment.

https://pioneerthinking.com/native-american-herbal-medicine

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Daily Good: 20 Social Change Books to Read in the New Year

These stories of hope for a better future will inspire you to rediscover your humanity. Can you widen your views of climate to include all of nature as your self, seeing it all as sacred and valuable? How would a new economy be reorganized to inspire creativity and connection? How will working together, forming cooperatives and creating more connection help us to rediscover our capacity for growth and spirited evolution?

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2203/20-social-change-books-to-read-in-the-new-year-shareable/

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Elephant Journal: 5 Spiritual Lessons from Freddie Mercury to take your life to the Next Level

Freddie Mercury was a master of manifestation.
I watched “Bohemian Rhapsody” recently and was blown away by the spiritual mastery Freddie Mercury possessed. What I found most surprising though, is that he might not have been aware of it.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/02/5-spiritual-lessons-from-freddie-mercury-to-take-your-life-to-the-next-level/

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MNN: Instant stress reducer: A minute of forest bathing

Researchers have discovered that spending time in a forest — aka “forest bathing” — can do wonders for both mind and body. Studies show it can help lower blood pressure, boost immune cell activity and reduce levels of the stress hormone cortisol.

https://www.mnn.com/your-home/at-home/sponsorvideo/instant-stress-reducer-minute-foresting-bathing

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EarthSky News:  Don’t miss moon and Venus before sunup 

Before sunrise on March 2, 2019, look east before sunup to see the beautiful pairing of the moon and dazzling planet Venus. Good news. You don’t have to get up much before the sun to view these brilliant worlds. The moon and Venus are bright, the second-brightest and third-brightest sky objects, respectively, after the sun. In fact, people with exceptional eyesight might be able to pick up Venus near the moon after sunrise.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/see-moon-and-venus-before-sunrise

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Patheos-Pagan: Night’s Family Tree: Nótt as Mother of the Vanir?

In my earlier post on Nótt, I talked about Her parentage and Her nature, the impressions I get from Her and the textual evidence we have. From here on out, it gets pretty speculative. This rings true with what I’ve experienced of the Vanir and have been told by Nerthus, an ancient Germanic Goddess to whom I am devoted

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/heathenatheart/2019/02/nights-family-tree/

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Inner Journey:

A NEW LOOK AT PROBLEMS

“The problem is not that there are problems. The problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem.”
— Theodore Rubin

Our lives really begin to change when we learn to shift our perspective on ‘problems.’

From a spiritual perspective, problems offer our best path to growth. Like it or not, pain gets our attention. Discomfort also challenges the ego’s perception that it is in complete control of life. This opens the door for soul’s guidance.

If we want to be rid of the problem, we need to shift from denial and resistance to accept that this situation is present. We need to be willing to truly feel our experience to allow the energy of emotions to move through.

Finally, we need to explore what belief is giving rise to our distress. When we realize the belief is faulty, our shift in perspective resolves the problem. The solution always lies within us.

“No one can go back and make a brand new start. Anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.”
— Source Unknown

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Through the prism of time and space the scary stuff always looks scarier than it really is.

But this is offset by the fact that the great stuff is always greater… is frequently on sale, comes in more flavors, and goes with pretty much everything.

Please pass the Grey Poupon,

The Universe

tut.com

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

Intentions: Love, Pleasure, Affairs of the Heart, Romance, Marriage, Sexual Matters, Physical Beauty, Friendship and Partnerships, Strangers, Peace, Healing, Beauty, gentleness and Women’s Issues.

Incense: Strawberry, Sandalwood, Rose, Saffron, Verbena and Vanilla
Planet: Venus
Sign: Libra and Taurus
Angel: Ariel
Colors: Green, Pink, Aqua
Herbs/Plants: Pink Rose, Ivy, Birch, Heather, Clematis, Sage, Violet and Water Lilly

Stones: Rose Quartz, Moonstone, Pink Tourmaline, Peridot, Emerald and Jade
Oil: (Venus) Cardamom, Palmrosa, Rose, Yarrow, Apple Blossom, Musk, Ambergris

Goddesses: Astarte, Aphrodite, Erzulie, Aida Wedo, Eve, Venus, Freya, Diana, Aset [Isis], The Witch Of Gaeta, Chalchiuhtlique

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Daily Wisdom
March 1, 2019

Perfection

“Perfection consists not in doing extraordinary things, but in doing ordinary things extraordinarily well. Neglect nothing; the most trivial action may be performed to God.”
-Angelique Arnauld

Perfection is sometimes given a ranking – like a perfect “10” in gymnastics, or a 6.0 in a figure skating competition. But think about it. A lot of people can do a cartwheel, a lot of people can ice skate. These are not extraordinary things. But the way that they are executed in these world championships are! That’s how we can have something to aspire to. Those athletes are the role models for “perfection” in that sport. And yet, those athletes always see room for improvement in some way or another. So, in life, as we aspire to perfection in our spiritual world – we have role models, too. We’d probably give Gandhi or Mother Teresa a “10” – but, they would be the first to say that they were not perfect! Part of our spiritual growth is recognizing that there’s always more to learn.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Today’s Aromatherapy Tip

Lime
Another essential oil known to lift depression is Lime.
Create a synergy with Bergamot for a blend that’s even more effective.

Combine with Peppermint to relieve fatigue and start your day with a
little lift. Great to use in the car when driving long distances.

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Best Regards,
Debbie Harlan

Aroma Thyme

http://www.aromathyme.com

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

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

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Cat’s Morning Bits for February 28, 2019

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for February 28, 2019

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

Blessings, Cat

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If you can not speak well of your neighbors, it is generally best to say nothing.
-The 1896 Old Farmer’s Almanac

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Tetrakyts: The Stoic Witch – Why You Should Integrate Stoicism Into Your Practice

Witchcraft is on the rise, as shown by the interest that people seem to show toward this subject on the internet. Thus, nowadays, a growing number of sources can guide the beginner witch in her (or his) journey into the world of witchcraft. However, a problem arises when so many actors take part in some activity, and that problem is that not all sources are equal.

https://www.thetetraktys.com/2019/the-stoic-witch-why-you-should-integrate-stoicism-into-your-practice/

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MBG: How To Stay Healthy During Pisces Season (Hint: Bring On The Sea Salt)

The Sun glides through ethereal Pisces (February 18–March 20), allowing us to tap into our compassionate side and manifest healing powers. During this monthlong cycle, your life may feel more playful and free. Using the following self-care strategies, you can fine-tune your well-being, foster vitality, and reduce stress.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/pisces-season-2019-wellness-tips

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Daily Good: Into the Middle of Nowhere

Imaginations run wild in this touching video of young children as they explore their surroundings at an outdoor nursery in Scotland. With admirable patience and unwavering deliberation, they build an aeroplane and travel the world without ever leaving the ground. Press play to witness the human mind’s capacity for creativity, connection, and joy of discovery.

http://www.karmatube.org/videos.php?id=7516

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MNN: What to see in the night sky in March

With the coldest and snowiest months of 2019 behind us, it’s time to look ahead to March and the beginning of the Northern Hemisphere’s transition back to warmer weather. What celestial events do the heavens have in store for us? Check out our list below for some March highlights. Wishing you clear (and increasingly warmer) evenings!

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/space/blogs/skywatching-march-crow-moon-occultation-vernal-equinox

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Patheos-Pagan: 4 Mundane Skills To Support Your Spiritual Work 

There are two popular attitudes around the role of the spiritual and the mundane in our lives and both of them are wrong.
One says that everything is spiritual. We’re in constant communion with all living beings. Our Gods and ancestors walk beside us every step. We inhale energy and exhale magic. All those pesky little things like rent and disease and a dysfunctional society? Those are just distractions on our path toward enlightenment.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/johnbeckett/2019/02/4-mundane-skills-to-support-your-spiritual-work.html

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Inner Journey:

AS ABOVE, SO BELOW

“There is in all visible things – a hidden wholeness.”
— Thomas Merton

“From a hologrammatic viewpoint, …you are one little physical image that reflects all of humanity when projected spiritually upon the cosmic screen.”
— Wayne Dyer

“As above, so below.”

Everything is connected. The universe is a hologram where every part contains the whole. Outside echoes the inside. The lower is a reflection of the higher. The other is a reflection of you. We are all a microcosm of each other. The big picture is within us and even our cells.

Be open to see the interconnections, influences and inter-relationships of things.

“Unity consciousness is a state of enlightenment where we pierce the mask of illusion which creates separation and fragmentation. Behind the appearance of separation is one unified field of wholeness. Here the seer and the scenery are one.”
— Deepak Chopra

“To me there is no difference between one person and another; I behold all as soul-reflections of the one God. I can’t think of anyone as a stranger, for I know that we are all part of the One Spirit.”
— Paramahansa Yogananda

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe 

All is well. You don’t have to like or love everything or everyone. Injustices and villains always abound during primitive times. You knew this would be true before you chose this life, just as you knew that the good and the beauty would far exceed the bad and the ugly.
Life is beautiful,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Mini French Toast Cups

This is a fun and delicious way to get use out of stale bread. These mini French toast cups are crispy on the outside and custardy in the center. What’s great is they’re also super portable if you have a grab-and-go kind of day.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Mini-French-Toast-Cups.html

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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
February 28, 2019 

Perfection

“The true perfection of man lies, not in what man has, but in what man is.”
-Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

What man is. Not what man does, says, earns, drives, etc! Each of us, each man, woman and child, IS perfect, simply because we are. How cool is that? When we know the truth, and live it, then we know how cool it is, and how cool we are!

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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ThoughtCo. : An Introduction to Candle Magic

Candle magic is one of the simplest forms of spell casting. Considered sympathetic magic, it’s a method which doesn’t require a lot of fancy ritual or expensive ceremonial artifacts. In other words, anyone with a candle can cast a spell. After all, remember when you were a child and you made a wish before you blew out the candles on your birthday cake?

https://www.thoughtco.com/introduction-to-candle-magic-2561684

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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 February 27, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for February 27, 2019

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

Blessings, Cat

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“See us cuddle and hug,” say the Pleiades,
“All six in a ring: it keeps us warm:
We huddle together like birds in a storm:
It’s bitter weather tonight.”

-Robert Graves (1895-1985)

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Spirit Library: Inspiration for the Week – Being Grateful for Where You Are (Archangel Gabriel channeled by Shanta Gabriel)

This message from Archangel Gabriel reminds us about the power within the attitude of Gratitude to expand and enrich our next steps in life.

The Gabriel Message Card for this Week

All that you have learned and all that has happened to you brought you to where you are now. Be grateful.

https://spiritlibrary.com/shanta-gabriel/inspiration-for-the-week-being-grateful-for-where-you-are-2

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MBG: Happy 100th Birthday, Grand Canyon! Here’s How You Can Protect It For Another Century

Cue the birthday song! Today marks 100 years since the Grand Canyon was named a national park.
Following its designation on February 26, 1919, by President Woodrow Wilson, the park attracted around 45,000 visitors annually. Today, over 6 million people every year flock to the otherworldly rock formations etched by the Colorado River.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/happy-100th-birthday-to-the-grand-canyon

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Daily Good: The Joy of Being a Woman in Her Seventies

“When I told my friends I was writing a book on older women like us, they immediately protested, “I am not old.” What they meant was that they didn’t act or feel like the cultural stereotypes of women their age. Old meant bossy, useless, unhappy and in the way. Our country’s ideas about old women are so toxic that almost no one, no matter her age, will admit she is old.” Mary Pipher, a clinical psychologist and the celebrated author of Reviving Ophelia delves into the meaningful riches available to women as they age, counter to what mainstream cultural narrative suggests

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2236/the-joy-of-being-a-woman-in-her-seventies-mary-pipher/

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Elephant Journal: March brings us Magical New Moons & Healing Full Moons.

Imagine your soft feather pillow pushed up against a sturdy wooden headboard.

Or the intersection of warm water and the concrete wall of a swimming pool.

March may provoke similar feelings of contrast for us.

The astrology this month gives us no choice but to yield and go with the flow, and yet, at the same time, our healthy resistances and natural aggression will want to rise up and take shape, too.
Can we be both fluid and solid at the same time?

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/02/march-brings-us-magical-new-moons-healing-full-moons/

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MNN: This is the remarkable 3,245-year-old rope that sealed King Tut’s tomb
It guarded the royal sarcophagus and survived 32 centuries before being cut in 1923.

More than 3,000 years ago, deep below the surface of the Valley of the Kings, someone sealed one of a series of nested shrines protecting the final resting place of the young pharoah Tutankhamun with an intricate combination of knots and clay. There it remained, fully intact for more than 32 centuries, until until Feb. 16, 1923, when famed archaeologist Howard Carter breached the seal and explored the riches of the inner burial shrines for the first time.

https://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/blogs/remarkable-3245-year-old-rope-sealed-king-tuts-tomb

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EarthSky News: Arc to Arcturus, the springtime star

Tonight, at mid-northern latitudes, look for the brilliant star Arcturus to climb over your eastern horizon around 9 to 10 p.m. local time. That’s the approximate time on your clock, regardless of your longitude. South of the equator, this northerly star rises considerably later in the evening. Click here to know when Arcturus rises into your sky.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/arc-to-arcturus-the-springtime-star

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Patheos-Pagan: Urban Earth Mother

I discovered the Urban Earth Mother. She wasn’t hiding. Heraclitus said “Nature loves to hide.” I agree. I never thought I would see her with my own eyes, but she was there. Yet, I have. Somewhere between Texas Imbolc and Pantheacon, I found myself with long layovers at Chicago’s O’Hare airport and that is when I found her.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/fromacommonwell/2019/02/urban-earth-mother/

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Inner Journey:

FOCUS ON WHAT YOU WANT

“A good intention clothes itself with power.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

Our minds are incredibly powerful. We put that power to work for us when we consciously set an intention to be or do something. Get into the habit of consciously setting an intention for activities throughout your day.

Your intention might support efficiency – for example, to complete a job or project by a specific time. Your intention might support your personal growth, e.g., to undertake a task that scares you. Or it might support more soul connection, e.g., to be grateful for gifts we take for granted.

When we take the time to set an intention, no matter how trivial, we are consciously choosing what we want for ourselves. With consistent attention, your intentions will come to life!

“By becoming a conscious choice-maker, you begin to generate actions that are evolutionary for you.”
— Deepak Chopra

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Some will hear, but not listen.

Some will listen, but not understand.

And some will understand, but not act.

But OMG, once you have financial security for myself and family… rest assured these very same friends will call you “lucky,” as they secretly begin to move with their own dreams.
Love to love you,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Roasted sweet potatoes are easy to make, a healthier alternative to fried potatoes and most importantly, quite tasty! These baked sweet potatoes make the perfect side for your burger, steak, sandwich, or just as a snack.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Roasted-Sweet-Potatoes.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
February 27, 2019 

Perfection

“Everything, by an impulse of its own nature, tends towards its perfection.”

-Dante (A.D. 1265-1321)

Is it our nature to seek perfection? Or can we understand that it is our imperfections that make us perfect! We are here on this earth to learn and grow and experience. If we were already “perfect” what would be the point? If we were already perfect wouldn’t we be bored? We can always strive towards being the best that we can possibly be as human beings – knowing that a perfect human being must by design be imperfect in some beautiful way.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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(Yep.. we’re past the Feb Full Moon. However, this give you time to plan for the March Moon. ~Cat)

Tetrakyts: Full Moon Ritual to Release Your Shadows
Rejoice witches! It’s the Full Moon again! It’s the perfect time to celebrate your accomplishments and express your gratitude to the Universe. But sometimes, you don’t have so much to be proud of. You’ve gone through a hard phase and you just want to get over it. I wrote this ritual for those moments. Follow the steps below to identify your deepest shadows, so that you can get rid of them.

https://www.thetetraktys.com/2019/full-moon-ritual-release-shadows/

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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 February 26, 2019

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for February 26, 2019

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

Blessings, Cat

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Behold within the north a crimson light
That reaches to the heavens’ farthest height.

-Clinton Scollard (1860-1932)

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Spirit Library: What exactly is Divine Timing? (Ann Albers)

Today we wish to speak to you about “divine timing.” It is an interesting phrase, for in our reality there is no space or time. In our reality we see all possibilities occurring all at once. We witness you travelling through this matrix of infinite possibility, experiencing specific spaces, situations, and and times, simply because you tune into them.

https://spiritlibrary.com/ann-albers/what-exactly-is-divine-timing

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MindBodyGreen: The DIY Mouthwash That Will Get Rid Of Canker Sores

A canker sore isn’t something I’d wish upon my worst enemy. They hurt like hell, take forever to go away, keep me up at night, and prevent me from eating anything sour, spicy, or citrusy for days on end.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/diy-mouthwash-recipe-for-canker-sores

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Elephant Journal: March 23, 2019: Rahu’s returning to Gemini, & Big Changes are Coming. {Vedic Astrology}

Vedic astrology is an ancient practice that has been used by churches and kings for thousands of years to inform and understand both mundane and life-changing events.
Eclipses, symbolized by a serpent, have always been one of the most-tracked astrological shifts. The Lunar Nodes that cause eclipses happen when the orbits of the sun, moon, and earth lineup in space.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/02/vedic-astrology-big-shift-coming-beyond-fake-news-and-propaganda/

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MNN: Uninhabited Irish isle for sale, complete with ruins and ‘curse stone’

An 80-acre island rich in human history and beloved by one of Ireland’s most celebrated poets has hit the open market for the first time in 50 years. Called Ardoileán — or High Island in English — the small island is one of several dozen located off the coast of western Ireland.

https://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/blogs/abandoned-irish-isle-for-sale-ruins-and-curse-stone

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EarthSky News: Spectacular moon, 3 planets, before dawn 

Are you a morning person? If so, and you’re blessed with clear skies, the next several mornings are for you. Just look east, the direction of sunrise. You’ll find the moon sliding by three bright morning planets.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/moon-3-planets-spectacular-before-dawn

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Patheos-Pagan: Power and Magical Ethics

“With great power comes great responsibility” always seemed like wishful thinking to me. Every day we see powerful people wandering through the world, failing to take responsibility. They hardly seem to have the first clue what they are doing.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/theothersideofthehedge/2019/02/power-and-magical-ethics/

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Inner Journey: 

LEARN TO BE AWARE

“You can live a lifetime and, at the end of it, know more about other people than you know about yourself.”
— Beryl Markham

Who am I? To answer this, we must first learn to become more aware of ourselves. To be aware, we must STOP and PAY ATTENTION! We need to STOP and objectively watch ourselves in action.

We live most of our lives by habit. These habits keep us stuck in patterns that limit our experience of life. Once we detect a pattern we were previously unconscious of, we can choose differently, if we want. With awareness comes choice and with choice, we gain freedom.

“To be authentic is literally to be your own author…, to discover your own native energies and desires, and then to find your own way of acting on them.”
— Warren G. Bennis

“Self-knowledge is the great power by which we comprehend and control our lives.”
— Vernon Howard

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

There’s always a price to be paid for doing, being, and having more, but it has little to do with working harder or knowing the “right” people.

In as few words as possible it often boils down to simply “getting out more.”

Even more,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Honey Tea Poached Pears

This fancy pear dessert is easy to make. You can use any type of tea you’d like for the infusion, but something bright and punchy is suggested. I used a blend of hibiscus, rosehips, lemongrass, peppermint, orange peel, lemon verbena, and wild cherry bark (all in one bag). This is delicious on its own, but I love a scoop of vanilla ice cream alongside!

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Honey-Tea-Poached-Pears.html

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Magical Correspondences for Tuesday 

Intentions: Courage, Destination, Physical Strength, Revenge, Military Honors, Surgery and the Breaking of Negative Spells, Matrimony, War, Enemies, Prison, Vitality and Assertiveness

Incense: Dragon’s Blood, Patchouli, Lignum Aloes, Plantain

Perfumes: Hellebore, Carnation, Patchouli
Planet: Mars
Sign: Aries and Scorpio
Angel: Samuel
Colors: Red and Orange
Herbs/Plants:Red Rose, Cock’s Comb, Pine, Daisy, Thyme and Pepper
Stones: Carnelian, Bloodstone, Ruby, Garnet and Pink Tourmaline
Oil: (Mars) Basil, Coriander, Ginger

Goddesses: Aset [Isis], Soorejnaree, Pingalla, Anna, Aine, Danu, Yngona, Bellona, Aida Wedo, Sun Woman

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Daily Wisdom
February 26, 2019 

Perfection

“Ring the bells that still can ring,
forget your perfect offering.
There’s a hole in everything,
That’s how the light comes thru.”
-Leonard Cohen

A big trend in decorating right now is making things looked aged, worn, or imperfect. This adds a sense of history and comfort to a room. The theory is that when everything is new and perfect, it isn’t as relaxing to be in that space. Here we are, living in the space of our imperfect human form – let us see the beauty in our imperfections, that is where our souls shin

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: Opening your 3rd Eye with Archangel Raziel
How can I open my 3rd Eye? is a question I get asked a lot. Here is a message to assist you with Archangel Raziel leading the way! When you begin to work with your 3rd eye chakra, you might find that…

Read more…..

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for February 25, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for February 25, 2019

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

Blessings, Cat

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There, on the black bough of a snow-flecked maple,
Fearless and gay as our love,
A bluejay cocked his crest!
Oh, who can tell the range of joy
Or set the bounds of beauty?

-Sara Teasdale (1884-1933)

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Spirit Library: The weary human, Bouncing back from the bumps and bruises of the journey (Sonia Barrett)

Life as a human being is an insatiable experience despite it being an emotional wild ride. To say the least, it is profound, mysterious, exhilarating and maddening all at once! Being alive is addicting, we want more despite the ups and downs. Then there are those times when we are simply weary and it all becomes too much, yet we hang on for dear life

https://spiritlibrary.com/sonia-barrett/the-weary-human-bouncing-back-from-the-bumps-and-bruises-of-the-journey

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MindBodyGreen: Weekly Horoscope: Start The Countdown Because This Weekend Will Be All About Fun

February 25, 2019 This week, the AstroTwins unpack how a quarter moon and Venus transit will shake things up.
On Tuesday, the quarter moon pushes us to get honest with ourselves and others.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/weekly-horoscope-february-25-march-3-2019

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Herbal Muse: Turmeric Generates New Brain Cells

More than one million adults in the U.S. are diagnosed with a chronic brain disease or disorder each year. This includes Alzheimer’s, stroke and Parkinson’s, which affect aging adults the most. Adhering to a healthy lifestyle and a diet abundant in “brain foods” like flavonoid-rich berries and antioxidants from herbs and green tea, can go a long way to keep your grey matter in good working order. Score big for engaging in mental exercises, like reading and crossword puzzles, too. But scientists now believe that an aromatic compound in turmeric root may hold the key to the recovery of brain function through the generation of new stem cells.

https://www.herbalmusings.com/single-post/2019/02/22/Turmeric-Generates-New-Brain-Cells

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Elephant Journal: How to Remember & Honor who you are at the Core.

A simple guide to help us reconnect with our child-self.
Connecting with our child-self can be a fun-filled adventure, a healing journey, and a raw glimpse of our past.

It’s an unlearning

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/02/print-a-photo-of-yourself-as-a-child-follow-these-instructions/

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ThoughtCo: Key Nature Goddesses From Around the World

In primal and early religions, deities were often associated with forces of nature. Many cultures associated goddesses with natural phenomena such as fertility, the harvest, rivers, mountains, animals, and the earth itself.

https://www.thoughtco.com/nature-goddesses-4149818

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EarthSky News: Watch for the waning moon and Jupiter

On the morning of February 26, 2019, the moon will be at or near its last quarter phase – visible in the dawn sky – with its half-illuminated side pointing at bright Jupiter. One day later – on February 27 – look for the wide waning crescent to more closely pair up with Jupiter on the sky’s dome. If you’re up before the sun, you might also see Antares, the brightest star in the constellation Scorpius the Scorpion, near the moon and Jupiter on these mornings

https://earthsky.org/tonight/last-quarter-moon-jupiter-on-february-26

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Patheos-Pagan: Magickal Houseplants: It Isn’t Easy Being Green

My world has always been filled with magickal houseplants. Both my parents share a love of all things botanical, and despite growing up in Brooklyn, it was always a true urban jungle for me. Now I have hanging plants, succulents, trees, herbs and more growing in my home.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/voodoouniverse/2019/02/magickal-houseplants-it-isnt-easy-being-green/

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Inner Journey:

WHO ARE YOU?

“Please… tell me who you are and what you want. And if you think those are simple questions, keep in mind that most people live their entire lives without arriving at an answer.”
— Gary Zukav

How deeply can you answer this question? Please realize that you are the only one who can answer it. No one else can tell you who you are. You must discover this for yourself. And the challenge of knowing ourselves is no easy task.

We hope this question excites rather than intimidates you. There’s so much more to you than you know at present! Isn’t this intriguing? Perhaps it’s time to go exploring.

“Mysterious and intimidating to contemplate, the human brain is the most complex thing there is and the most difficult task it can undertake is to understand itself.”
— David Noonan

“I don’t think God cares where we were graduated or what we did for a living. God wants to know who we are. Discovering this is the work of the soul – it is our true life’s work.”
— Bernie Siegel

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

It’s often from a sense of discontent, feelings of incompleteness, or even a twinge of true unhappiness that the seeds of great accomplishment are sown.

Can I have a “Whoohooo!”?

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Fruity Rose Tea

Sometimes the best homemade teas don’t involve steeping dried tea leaves. This version uses fresh slices of fruit, cinnamon and rose petals. It’s quick, it’s easy, and it tastes and smells absolutely divine

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Fruity-Rose-Tea.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
February 25, 2019

Perfection

“Perhaps the crescent moon smiles in doubt
at being told that it is a fragment
awaiting perfection.”

-Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941)

I love this! Tagore has such a way with words. Imagine that moon, shining so brightly and proudly – knowing that it is what it is and that it is absolutely perfect just the way it is. Is there anything missing? Not a chance! Can we see our lives in the same light? They are perfect just the way they are right here and right now.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: How to be the real you

Who are we really trying to please? Be truthful. Here are some tips to help you along the way

https://www.beliefnet.com/inspiration/galleries/how-to-be-the-real-you.aspx?source=NEWSLETTER&nlsource=9&ppc=&utm_campaign=Inspiration&utm_source=NL&utm_medium=newsletter

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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/