Cat’s Morning Bits for January 19, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for January 19, 2021

Good Morning Beautiful Souls and welcome to a new year! 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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January is named for the Roman god Janus, protector of gates and doorways. Janus is depecited with two faces, one looking into the past, the other into the future.

January Events

Jan. 1 Happy New Year! Welcome 2021

Jan. 1 Ellis Island Day

Jan. 3 J.R.R. Tolkien Day

Jan. 5 Twelfth Night

Jan. 12/13 New Moon 9:00 pm PST/ 10:00 pm MST/ 12:00 am EST

Jan. 18 Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Jan. 19 Sun enters Aquarius

Jan. 20 Inauguration Day USA

Jan. 21 Celtic Tree Month of Rowan begins

Jan. 27 Holocaust Memorial Day

Jan. 28 Full “Wolf” Moon 11:16 am PST/ 12:16 pm MST/ 2:16 pm .m. EST

Jan. 30 Mercury Retrograde until Feb. 20


Spirit Library: Decidedly on Track (a message from Kate Spreckley)

The very fabric of our society is crumbling giving us with the opportunity to break free from the chains of the past. Since the New Moon last week the incoming energies have been growing in intensity emphasizing the clash that is occurring between the old and the new.

Read more….

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Pioneer Thinking: Natural Cleaning with Tea Tree Oil

Tea Tree oil is one of the most popular of the essential oils. It is one of the strongest natural antiseptics, commonly referred to as the “Universal Antiseptic.” This quality makes it one of the most worthwhile ingredients in homemade cleaning recipes.

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Spiritual Unite: PINE TREE SYMBOLISM – PROTECTION AND IMMORTALITY

The pine tree is one of the most recognisable trees in the world.

The Pine Tree is one of the most widely used tree symbolism the world over.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: All About Imbolc

By February, most of us are tired of the cold, snowy season. Imbolc reminds us that spring is coming soon, and that we only have a few more weeks of winter to go.

Read more….

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Cardinal Spirit Guide – Ask the Spirit Guides Oracle – Totem Animal, Power Animal – Magical Crafting

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MBG: How To Listen To Your Own Inner Voice & Why It’s So Important

Whether your inner voice loud and clear or more of a whisper, listening to it can be a great source of guidance when you need it most.

Read more….

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Daily Good: Creativity & COVID-19

Our genius is to understand and stand beneath the set of stars present at our birth, and from that place, to seek the hidden single star, over the night horizon, we did not know we were following.

  • David Whyte –

Creativity & COVID-19

“In some recent discussions with friends who are also creatives, I have heard a variety of responses to the question, ‘How has Covid-19 affected your creativity?’Some have been inspired to create new work. Others have spoken about a year of fallowness. It’s a term we rarely if ever hear in a culture devoted to–or better put, obsessed with–constant productivity. Take agribusiness: every acre and every creature must give maximum yield all the time, even though that is un-natural. Nature functions in cycles, and one part of that is rest, which leads to renewal. Traditionally, that was the way people understood cultivation: “And six years thou shalt sow thy land, and gather in the increase thereof; but the seventh year thou shalt let it rest and lie fallow…” Mirka Knaster shares more in this thoughtful essay. { read more }

Be The Change

Reflect on the question for yourself: How has the pandemic affected your creativity?

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Today’s DIY: Making my Favorite Whipped Body Butter WITH RECIPE!!!!

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Elephant Journal: 11 Insightful Quotes by Edgar Allan Poe to Stir our Dark Side.

Like many young adults, I was fascinated by gothic music, art, architecture, fashion, and naturally, literature.
During my college years, I wore black and discovered my gloomy side for the first time in my life. So, when I was asked to prepare a thesis for my graduation, without even blinking, I chose a short story by Edgar Allan Poe: Ligeia.

Read more….

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Treehugger: 12 Remarkable Facts About Rattlesnakes

Because they are adaptable enough to live in desert sand dunes, wet swamplands, and green meadows, rattlesnakes can be found in a diverse range of habitats throughout the United States, Mexico, and South America.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Moon, Mars, Uranus January 19, 20, 21

These next several evenings – January 19, 20 and 21, 2021 – watch for the waxing moon to sweep into the neighborhood of the bright planet Mars and and the faint planet Uranus, the 4th and 7th planets outward from the sun, respectively. (Incidentally, the 5th and 6th planets from the sun – Jupiter and Saturn – are not visible at present, because they sit too close to the afterglow of sunset.)

Read more…

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Patheos-Pagan: Finding Peace in a World That’s Gone Mad

Transition and change are amidst us in this crazy, mad world. The last year has faced multiply challenges and drastic changes. Adjusting to the turmoil and finding a spot of peace can be a trick to master. Here are some ideas to get you started.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Swamp Witch- Jim Stafford

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Inner Journey: REVIEW YOUR LIFE

“Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action.”
— James Levin

Take a few minutes today to reflect on what has happened recently and to put the last week in perspective. What made an impact on you this last week? What do you want to set as a goal for next week?

Reflection helps us step back from the details of our lives and see the bigger picture with fresh eyes. It’s worth a few moments of your time. Review your week and come up with at least one conclusion, insight or learning and write it in your journal.

“Just because we increase the speed of information doesn’t mean we can increase the speed of decisions. Pondering, reflecting and ruminating are undervalued skills in our culture.”
— Dale Dauten

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Can you imagine having made a difference in so many lives that people everywhere talk about you for the rest of their lives?

Can you imagine truly leaving the world a better place than you found it?

Can you imagine that all the angels might know your name?

Cat, you have. It’s done. They do.

My child is kicking butt in time and space –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Vegan Jalapeno Poppers

These savory jalapeño poppers are a great plant-based party or game day appetizer. Diced mushrooms add a “meaty” addition with the absence of bacon, and vegan cheese substitutes keep this appetizer vegan.

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Magical Correspondences for Tuesday

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

Element: Fire


Incense: Dragon’s Blood, Patchouli
Planet: Mars
Star Signs: Aries and Scorpio
Angel: Samuel
Power Colors: Red and Orange
Herbs & Plants: Red Rose, Cock’s Comb, Pine, Daisy, Thyme and Pepper
Sacred Stones: Carnelian, Bloodstone, Ruby, Garnet and Pink Tourmaline
Oil: (Mars) Basil, Coriander, Ginger

Deities include Ares, Lilith, The Morrigan, Tiwaz, Tyr

Tuesday is ruled by Mars. Today’s energies align with all things masculine such as conflict, physical endurance and strength, lust, hunting, sports, and all types of competition. It can also be used for rituals involving surgical procedures or political ventures.

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Daily Wisdom
January 19, 2021

Sleep
“Sleep is that golden chain that ties health and our bodies together.”

-Thomas Dekker


Any doctor will tell you that sleep is an important aspect of our overall health. This is the time when we can really rest and heal. We go, go, go all day long – we put so much stress on our minds and bodies working all the time, and running around everywhere. When we sleep this is the only time we really don’t expect ourselves to do anything! And this is the time that our bodies can do the work that it needs to do to keep us in top form.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Pope

Today can be easy if you don’t try to swim upstream. Do what’s expected of you (and what you need to do, anyway) and don’t rebel, at least not outwardly. You’re given plenty of authority to convince people to help you if necessary, and there should be few if any arguments. Be calm, respect authority, and you’ll automatically be given the respect you deserve, plus more. Get a lot done!

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

The Desert Path: The dusty ramblings of a desert pagan. AND Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for January 9, 2020

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for January 9, 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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Ring out false pride in place and blood,
The civic slander and the spite;
Ring in the love of truth and right,
Ring in the common love of good.
-Alfred Lord Tennyson (1809-92)

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Spiritual Unite: Pine Tree Symbolism – Protection And Immortality

The pine tree is one of the most recognisable trees in the world.
The Pine Tree is one of the most widely used tree symbolism the world over. The pine tree is about as culturally significant as a tree can get.

Read more…..

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ThoughtCo: The Rule of Three
The Law of Threefold Return

Many new Wiccans, and plenty of non-Wiccan Pagans, are initiated with the cautionary words from their elders, “Ever mind the Rule of Three!” This warning is explained to mean that no matter what you do magically,

Read more…..

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MBG: This Zodiac Sign Will Have The Luckiest 2020 Of Them All

By now, I’m sure you’ve eagerly scanned this year’s sign-by-sign horoscope and know exactly how 2020 is poised to play out for your sun, moon, and rising—but just in case you haven’t, here’s the gist: Every sign will go through a roller coaster in the astrological arena this year, but Capricorns could have more highs than lows.

Read more….

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Daily Good: One Love

At five minutes to midnight on June 14, 2018, about 800 people waited to enter Jerusalem’s Tower of David Museum. Jews, Muslims and Christians, young and old, most of them strangers to one another, they were forgoing a night’s sleep for the chance to sing Bob Marley’s “One Love” in three languages and three-part harmony as a show of unity from Israel. { read more }

Submitted by: LuAnn Cooley

Be The Change

Do you know someone who effortlessly finds harmony with people from different backgrounds and beliefs? Send them a note of appreciation today.

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Today’s DIY: Crafts for the Imbolc Sabbat

Imbolc falls on February 2, and it’s a time to celebrate the goddess Brighid, as well as rejoice in knowing that the end of winter is coming soon. This is the season when the ewes are nursing their newly born lambs, and spring and the planting season are right around the corner. However, it’s still dark and chilly.

Read more….

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Elephant Journal: 12 Gems of Wisdom from David Bowie.

David Bowie, without question, was one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century.
As a songwriter, he habitually stretched himself to depths beyond anything that was being tried by his contemporaries—sometimes with great commercial success, and sometimes without

Read more….

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MNN: Infamous nuclear disaster site transforms into unlikely refuge for animals

Whether it’s the unforgiving climes of Antarctica or the deepest ocean depths, animals have a way of finding places where humans dare not tread — and making it their home.
You might think they’re trying to get away from us — and they probably are

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Full Wolf Moon eclipse on January 10

In North America, we sometimes use the name Wolf Moon for the January full moon. Other full moon names for January include the Old Moon, or the Moon After Yule. These next few nights – January 9 and 10, 2020 – watch for the full-looking moon, our nocturnal sun, to light up the nighttime from dusk until dawn.

Read more…..

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Patheos-Pagan: Vanilla Water: Magic To Taste The Sweetness Of Life

This simple spell for Vanilla Water was created for healing and happiness. It opens up the senses and gives you permission to taste the sweetness. However, like any magic, you must claim it.

Read more….

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Inner Journey:

GETTING DOWN TO ESSENTIALS

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

Do you feel a desire to simplify your life?

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

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

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

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

To fix the world you must first see it as broken.

I’m not so sure I’d go there,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Spiced Caramel Snickerdoodles

Forget pies and sheet cakes – show off your baking chops with these Spiced Caramel Snickerdoodles. Made with caramel and cinnamon, these cookies can do no wrong.

Read more….

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

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

Incense: Cinnamon, Henbane Nutmeg and Sage

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

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

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Daily Wisdom
January 9, 2020

Confidence

“With self-confidence fulfilled,
You’ll find that folk have confidence in you.”

-Goethe (1749-1832)

As an audience, we are attracted to confidence, because we would like to exude that ourselves! We have confidence in people who are self-confident. It shows strength, it shows fortitude and determination. But mostly, it shows an inner resolve that comes from knowing the true self.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Judgement

Change has been coming your way for a while now and today you may see the first explicit features of it. What happens today is only a beginning and you may look back in a few days/weeks/months and recognize that your life is in the process of making a turn for the better. It’s the nature of life to not stay the same, and you are being moved forward now.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for January 11, 2019

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for January 11, 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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Another fresh new
year is here…
Another year to live!
To banish worry,
doubt, and fear,
To love and laugh
and give!
-William Arthur Ward (1921-94)

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Spiritual Unite: Pine Tree Symbolism – Protection And Immortality

The pine tree is one of the most recognisable trees in the world.
The Pine Tree is one of the most widely used tree symbolism the world over. The pine tree is about as culturally significant as a tree can get.

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/pine-tree-symbolism-protection-and-immortality/

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Daily Good: Waiting to Unfold

Mirka Knaster, fiber and mixed media artist, asks us “How many times have artists thought, while working on a project, ‘Will I ever get this completed?’ How often do we face seemingly unsurmountable obstacles on the path to turning our vision into reality? And when will we reach the level of proficiency and excellence we aspire to?” These questions are familiar to any creative person who has a vision and wants to bring it to life. And what we often lack is patience, a slower tempo, more attentive listening to the nature of the unfolding creation.

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2189/waiting-to-unfold-mirka-knaster/

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Elephant Journal: Your Capacity to Love is so Powerful. {Poem}

Right now, there is no such thing as armor.
I stand naked, but not exposed.
I breathe in a thousand rosebuds of beauty.
I surrender—
To pleasure
To joy

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/01/your-capacity-to-love-is-so-powerful-poem/

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Spirit Library: Setting Your Foundation – Tools for Joyful Living in 2019

We as a society are sitting at a precipice – our whole world is turned upside down as we begin 2019. In this article I provide guidance on how to set your foundation for navigating what’s unfolding. Continue reading to understand the mindset, life structure, and actions needed now.

https://spiritlibrary.com/selacia/setting-your-foundation-tools-for-joyful-living-in-2019

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EarthSky News: Moon sweeps past Mars January 11 to 13

On January 11, 12 and 13, 2019, use the waxing crescent moon to find the red planet Mars. You’ll find both Mars and the moon in the evening sky, with the moon in a waxing crescent phase and Mars much fainter than it was six months ago, when it outshone all the stars, brighter than since 2003. Now, Mars is still shining as brightly as a 1st-magnitude star. It’ll be that bright “star” close to the moon on these evening

https://earthsky.org/tonight/moon-and-mars-on-january-11-13

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Patheos-Pagan: Exploring Your Shadow With The Tarot

This post is inspired by Paige at The Fat Feminist Witch. Her podcast has quickly become one of my favorites. I was listening to her episode entitled “Emotional Witchcraft” where she talks about emotional self-care and the Shadow and discusses the book Light Magic for Dark Times: More than 100 Spells, Rituals, and Practices for Coping in a Crisis by Lisa Marie Basile and Joanna DeVoe’s Shadow Work Course.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/matauryn/2019/01/10/exploring-your-shadow-with-the-tarot/

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Herbal Muse: No-Bake Herbal Power Balls

This is a rich, nutrient-dense treat that delivers an abundance of sweetness without the fat or calories — or a mound of mixing bowls and baking dishes to clean up.

This recipe features herbs and spices with potent adaptogen and antioxidant qualities — eleuthero root (Siberian ginseng), astragalus root, Schisandra berry, cinnamon, cardamon and more, rolled in a coating of powdered carob.

Perfect with your morning tea or coffee, or as an afternoon pick-me-up. The kids will enjoy snacking on them and will wan to help make them too! Get the easy, no-bake recipe…

https://www.herbalmusings.com/single-post/2019/01/09/No-Bake-Herbal-Power-Balls

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Inner Journey:

HOW ARE YOU SABOTAGING YOURSELF?

“If you play it safe in life you’ve decided that you don’t want to grow any more.”
— Shirley Hufstedler

How are you sabotaging your potential for change?

We unconsciously use defence mechanisms to shield us from situations we perceive to be scary or painful. A part of you may want to grow and change, but another part may be resisting because change always moves you into new territory in your thinking and emotions.

If you find you are getting anxious, fearful, angry, frustrated, dismissive or unmotivated, then defence mechanisms are at work. Watch for them and know them to be signs of fear that wants to hold you back. Then courageously move through them.

“I have never been contained except I made the prison.”
— Mary Evans

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Actually, the less you think about how you can get something, like money, love, or laughter… the faster it will come.

Walkin’ on sunshine,

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
January 11, 2019

Wisdom

“Wisdom cannot be pass’d from one having it to another not having it.

Wisdom is of the soul, is not susceptible of proof, is its own proof.”

-Walt Whitman (1819-1892)
This is another example of the more that you give, the more that you have. One of the best ways to learn is by teaching! Wisdom is not something that can necessarily be measured, but it can be felt, and it can be shared.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 7 Self-Care Tips for Busy People
Self-care doesn’t have to take much time

You’ve got a to-do list that feels like it’s a mile long. There are kids to run around, social and church commitments, work deadlines to meet, and a house to keep clean. To get everything done, you put yourself aside and focus on fulfilling the needs of everyone around you

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/