Cat’s Morning Bits for October 12, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for October 12, 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 good October and a good blast,

To blow the hog acorn and mast.

-Proverb

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Spiritual Unite: Orange Chakra Meaning And Its Significance

Orange represents the Sacral chakra or Svadhisthana. This is the second of the seven primary chakras and deals with pleasure and emotionality. It is located about three inches below the navel and can encompass the sexual organs. The orange colour of the Sacral chakra gives us hints of its creative, sensual nature  but if you want a full rundown

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/orange-chakra-meaning-and-its-significance/

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MBG: How To Actively Take A Compliment & REALLY Absorb It

Have you ever been given a compliment only to immediately deflect it with a self-deprecating rebuttal? Or brush it off so quickly that you find it difficult to say a simple “thank you” and allow yourself to absorb what was said?

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/how-to-accept-a-compliment-become-an-active-receiver

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Daily Good: The Mystique of Rain

Re-awakening a mystique of rain – or a mystique of Earth – isn’t a simple task for anyone indoctrinated into the dominant worldview of a dead universe. Like meditation or yoga or darts, it is a practice – a practice that weaves together ecology and spirituality, a practice that might satisfy both the ecologist and mystic, the pragmatist and visionary. Ecology suggests that nothing exists in isolation. Interdependence – or networks of relationship – is primary. Many spiritual traditions also suggest the interconnectedness of all things. If our lives interpenetrate not only with human creatures but with the wilder others as well, then how we enact our lives – how we participate, how we engage our relationships with the Earth community – may matter more than we can imagine.

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2126/the-mystique-of-rain-geneen-marie-haugen/

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Elephant Journal: The World is not Kind to people with Big Emotions.

My son started responsively smiling when he was two weeks old.
Everything I’d read said that wasn’t possible, but there he was, grinning and drooling at our coos and big eyes. Our pediatrician was astounded and said offhandedly, “He’s one emotional little guy!”
We had no idea how prescient that comment would turn out to be.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/10/the-world-is-not-kind-to-people-with-big-emotions/

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MNN: Introducing moose turd art and the delightfully practical woman who creates it 

Sometimes, humanity gets me down. But then I watch a video like the one below about a Maine woman who makes art from moose poop and I cheer right up.

Because when it comes to genuinely fresh ideas these days, there don’t seem to be that many. But a clock made from cervid scat? A (very) real Poo Poo Platter? A poopsicle? Now that’s a new one.

Read more……………….

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EarthSky News: Summer Triangle and galactic equator

Tonight, use the Summer Triangle and the constellation Cygnus the Swan to locate the galactic equator – the great circle on the celestial sphere that bisects the glowing band of stars that we call the Milky Way. Sure, it’s autumn here in the Northern Hemisphere, but the three brilliant stars that make up the Summer Triangle still shine in our sky. You’ll find them way up high on October nights.

http://earthsky.org/tonight/use-summer-triangle-to-locate-flat-plane-of-milky-way

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Patheos-Pagan: THE DEVIL’S CARD DREAM

I often get up in the morning with the sense of feeling good having had a particular dream. But I often also think about the good dream as one in whose participation I prefer a different role. For instance, I can have an excellent dream about satisfaction at work, reconciliation with past lovers, or one in which I’m not a disciple, but the Zen master herself.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/cartomancer/2018/10/11/the-devils-card-dream/

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Inner Journey: 

RAISING YOUR SIGHTS

“A human being is a part of the whole, called by us ‘Universe,’ a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest – a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. Nobody is able to achieve this completely, but the striving for such achievement is in itself a part of the liberation and a foundation for inner security.”
— Albert Einstein

To grow in consciousness, we expand our perspectives on life. So how do we do that? The more we work with the universal — the concept of unity and wholeness, the more everything makes sense. Parts have meaning when they are understood to be parts of a bigger picture.

Consciousness is all about relationships — especially how the lower relates to the higher and how the darkness can exist within the light. Hold and experience contradictions like anger with love. Let opposites coexist in you without choosing one over the other.

“Higher consciousness, enLIGHTenment, comes from meaningful experiences and lessons passed with the understanding that there truly is only one law – the Law of Love. When one leads a life expressing this belief, the mind and heart begin to open to new realities, and other dimensional truths become known.”
— Dr. Norma Milanovich & Dr. Shirley McCune

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Sure, a lot of people already have a lot of “things” that you now imagine having, but once you get “yours,” you’ll still get to be you.

Yeah, worth the wait.

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Indian Roti Bread

This is the staple flat bread of India. Half a billion Indian women make this every day. This is easy and delicious! I wanted to photograph all of it in a nice stack, but my kiddos ate it just as fast as it came off the stove! 🙂

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Indian-Roti-Bread.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, Chalchiuhtlique

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Daily Wisdom
October 12, 2018

Prayer

“The purpose of prayer is to reveal the presence of God equally present, all the time, in every condition.”

-Oswald Chambers

We have learned, over and over again, that whatever we pay attention to becomes more important in our lives. When we pray, we are paying attention to our relationship with the Divine. With our attention on Spirit, we see the infinite possibilities, the presence of love and light, everywhere we go – because this wondrous spirit IS everywhere and everything! We feel that presence, and it comforts us, and enlightens us.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 7 Rules For a Prosperous Life

Are you ready to find inner peace, purpose and meaning?

Finding a life that is fulfilling, meaningful, and prosperous might seem like an unachievable goal, but that’s absolutely not true. With a little bit of effort and a willingness to grow your life can be transformed. Here is a list of things that you can start doing now, so that your future will be exactly what you’ve dreamed of it to be.
Read more at http://www.beliefnet.com/inspiration/7-rules-for-a-prosperous-life.aspx#KLHBMM0RpKCWLZQ3.99

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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 October 11, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for October 11, 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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O suns and skies and flowers of June,
Count all your boasts together,
Love loveth best of all the year
October’s bright blue weather.
-Helen Hunt Jackson (1830-85)

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MBG: Mushroom extract may help save bees

Over the past decade, beekeepers have experienced dramatic colony losses, with average bee losses of more than 30 percent. Causes range from pollution to habitat loss to viruses transmitted by parasites.

It’s on the last of those causes that research may have found a sliver of hope. Scientists may have discovered a way to combat the viruses, and all it took was some mushrooms and the dreams of a one-time long-haired hippie.

Read more…………….

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Daily Good: The Dinner Party

Loss is part of life for all of us, but the tendency in our time is to carry that burden alone. Lennon Flowers had lost her own mother to cancer and was carrying that burden alone when her friend and colleague Carla Hernandez reached out to her. Carla invited Lennon over to share dinner with other friends who’d lost a loved one, and the Dinner Party was born. Today, there are thousands of Dinner Partiers active at over 200 tables in over 90 cities and towns worldwide.

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2110/the-dinner-party-lennon-flowers/

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Elephant Journal: A Guide to Raw, Wholehearted, Unapologetic Living.

Vulnerability.
Such a scary word.
It’s defined as the state of being exposed to the possibility of being attacked or harmed, either physically or emotionally.

For me, vulnerability means trusting a person with the rawest places of yourself—and not knowing how they will handle those places. It’s sharing your story without knowing the outcome.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/10/a-guide-to-raw-wholehearted-unapologetic-living/

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ThoughtCo. : Sacred Places to Visit in the United States

The British Isles and Europe don’t have a monopoly on sacred places. There are a number of sites in the United States that are places of magical energy and power. Here are ten amazing places in the U.S. that draw natural energy from the earth.

https://www.thoughtco.com/sacred-places-in-the-united-states-2562651

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EarthSky News: Watch for false dawn or dusk

The September equinox came on September 23, 2018 (or September 22 for us in the Americas), and the moon is new on October 9. That combination makes these next few weeks ideal for seeing the zodiacal light, also known as the false dawn. If you’re in the Northern Hemisphere, look east, about an hour before the light of true dawn.

http://earthsky.org/tonight/zodiacal-light-false-dawn-for-the-next-two-weeks

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Patheos-Pagan: Magical herbs, plants and foods for protection

I was recently asked about the best herbs to use for protection. My answer to any question along the lines of ‘what herbs are best to use’ is to go with your intuition. Trust it. What works for some might not work so well for others. There are of course some ‘standard’ (for want of a better word) herbs that can be used for the magical purpose of protection but I wholeheartedly believe that it will work better if you choose it based on your own gut instinct.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/beneaththemoon/2018/10/herbs-food-protection/

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Inner Journey: 

DAILY FORGIVENESS

“As long as you don’t forgive, who and whatever it is will occupy rent-free space in your mind.”
— Isabelle Holland

We cannot avoid daily resentment and thoughts of guilt. They are a part of human nature. What we can do is release their grip on us. We can forgive others and ourselves daily.

Forgiveness requires nothing in return. There are no conditions. It gets rid of old baggage and clears up unfinished business. It leads us to a life of authenticity, lightness and directness. Forgiveness is the highest form of letting go of resentment and ego.

True forgiveness is more than an apology, understanding and acceptance. There is an element of recreating and re-imagining. There is a need to envision ourselves as more loving, interdependent, courageous and compassionate. Forgiveness requires honouring the sacred journey of learning about life – our life and others’.

“Whatever we have done, we can always make amends for it without ever looking back in guilt or sorrow.”
— Eknath Easwaran

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

The main thing those who’ve “passed” would like to tell those who’ve not “passed,”  is that once you get over the shock of having safely arrived—completely intact, cool as ever, and bathed in love—what you’ll miss most about Earth, after ice cream, is the beguiling romance of uncertainty.

Oh yes you will.

You really do have it made,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Pickled Squash

Many kinds of squash can be preserved by pickling.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/tf/Recipes/Vegetables/Pickled-Squash-Recipes.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
October 11, 2018

Prayer

“Time spent on the knees in prayer will do more to remedy heart strain and nerve worry than anything else.”

-George David Stewart

Long before Prozac, there was prayer. Can you see the prescription now? “Pray two prayers, twice a day until symptoms subside. Then continue the treatment over the course of a lifetime to prevent symptoms from recurring.” Prayer is a remedy. We can turn our burdens over to God and feel the weight drop from our shoulders. Why do we feel the need to carry around all that heaviness? Pray. And then pray some more. And then keep praying. And feel the lightness return.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: Butterflies Are Spiritual Messengers
If you see these creatures often, they might be telling you something.
Butterflies are more than just beautiful creatures. They come to remind you about the power of transformation, and that you need to go through a personal growth in life. If you are repeatedly seeing butterflies, it may be a sign that you need to change or release some thoughts or feelings that are holding you back.

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 October 10, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for October 10, 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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Here was October, here
Was ruddy October, the old harvester,
Wrapped like a beggared sachem in a coat
Of tattered tanager and partridge feathers.

-Stephen Vincent Ben’t (1898-1943)

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Spirituality & Health: Yes, Grownups Need a Bedtime

Getting the recommended 7 to 9 hours of sleep a night can be challenging enough. Kids come pussyfooting in and wake us up at 2 a.m. Or we stay up too late binge-watching TV, or we burn the midnight oil on a work project. As if getting enough sleep isn’t already a high bar to reach, researchers tell us to also keep an eye on irregular sleep patterns. For this week’s Healthy Habit, let’s look at three reasons adults need regular bedtimes

https://spiritualityhealth.com/articles/2018/10/08/yes-grownups-need-a-bedtime

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MBG: Scottish doctors prescribe bird-watching, walking and other ‘nature prescriptions’

Mother Nature offers amazing benefits. A stroll in the fresh air can clear your head, relax your body and just make you feel better. Now doctors in Scotland are encouraging some patients to get outdoors for some natural medicine.

Doctors in Shetland, an archipelago of Scotland, are going to start prescribing bird-watching, taking rambling walks and picking up driftwood from the beach to help with health and well-being.

Read more…….

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Daily Good: Myron Eshowky: A Deeper Listening

“When I was 6 years old, I began to go for an hour every day, before school had started, to work with a speech therapist who taught me to put my hand on her throat, and my throat, and then focus on matching her vibration as she would make a sound, because I had to learn how to talk. One of the things I noted right away was that when we matched vibration, I became really connected with her. It was a feeling of connection in my heart, a feeling of love that I would feel for her in those moments.” Myron Eshowsky is a shamanic healer, mediator, consultant and author who was born with congenital severe hearing loss that he learnt to adapt into a skill for deep listening.

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2032/myron-eshowky-a-deeper-listening-awakin-call-editors/

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Elephant Journal: A Samhain Practice to fill you as the Nights Grow Long.

My spiritual journey began consciously at age 23, when I attended a Women’s Conference at the Unitarian Church called “Women in Religion—A Walk in Many Worlds.”
It was hosted by the late Margot Adler, NPR Reporter and granddaughter of famed psychiatrist, Alfred Adler.
That weekend, she introduced us to Earth-based, goddess-centered spirituality.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/10/a-samhain-practice-to-fill-you-as-the-nights-grow-long/

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MNN: Utah comes alive in a spectacular array of fall colors

Utah’s Logan Canyon is putting on quite a show. As autumn sets in, the forests have transformed into a dazzling display of colors.

Logan Canyon is located in the Bear River Mountains of northeastern Utah, and the variety of hues and tones are from the assortment of trees that dot the landscape — Douglas hawthorn, canyon maple, scrub oak, quaking aspen, serviceberries, evergreens and more

Read more………………….

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EarthSky News: After sunset – October 10, 11 and 12, 2018 – look for the young moon and the king planet Jupiter in the western twilight dusk.

The whisker-thin evening crescent may be a challenge to spot at dusk October 10. Day by day, the waxing crescent will widen and brighten and stay out longer after sunset.

http://earthsky.org/tonight/see-moon-jupiter-at-dusk-october-10-12

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Patheos-Pagan: Witchcraft & Voodoo: Marriage and Handfasting 

In this episode, Lilith Dorsey of Voodoo Universe and I discuss the details of how marriage and handfasting rituals work in our traditions. We found we had an amazing amount in common.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/betweentheshadows/2018/10/witchcraft-voodoo-marriage-handfasting/

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Inner Journey:

DEFINE ‘RICH’

“It ain’t so much trouble to get rich as it is to tell when we have got rich.”
— Josh Billings

How do you define ‘rich’?

If you want greater wealth, what does that mean for you? A large annual income? If so, how large? A beautiful home? Health? Security? Happiness? To be in service?

Get really specific about what would bring you a rich life. There are no right and wrong answers here. Don’t judge your desires. Just dig deep to discover what it is that you really want. If you want things, explore what qualities of life those things representto you.

“No one can tell whether they are richer or poor by turning to their ledger. It is the heart that makes a person rich. One is rich according to what one is, not according to what one has.”
— Henry Ward Beecher

“If we command our wealth, we shall be rich and free. If our wealth commands us, we are poor indeed.”
— Edmund Burke

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

What do you now fear?

How will you use this?

You’re welcome,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Crumb-Topped Blueberry Cake

This delicious and simple blueberry cake is topped with a nutty crumb topping. You can use either fresh or frozen blueberries, making this a recipe you can enjoy year round.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Crumb-Topped-Blueberry-Cake-1.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
October 10, 2018 

Prayer

“Tomorrow I plan to work, work, from early until late. In fact I have so much to do that I shall spend the first three hours in prayer.”

-Martin Luther

Martin Luther knew that with so much work to do that he needed help. And he knew where to go for help and guidance. The more clear our thoughts, the more direction we allow ourselves to receive, then the faster and easier we will get there, and the more we will accomplish with the least amount of effort.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Tetraktys: The History of Halloween & Samhain – All You Need to Know

This week I’m writing about the History of Samhain and Halloween. First, you will learn about the ancient festival of Samhain. Then, I will explain how Samhain became Halloween. Finally, you will learn how Samhain has been brought back to life by Wiccans.

https://www.thetetraktys.com/2018/history-halloween-samhain-all-you-need-know/

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for October 9, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for October 9, 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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October’s face, benign and mellow,
Turns nuts to brown and leaves to yellow;
But (like the Scorpion, sting in tail)
He ends with frost and scourging hail.
-Jan Struther (1901-53)

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Spiritual Unite: Blue Chakra Meaning And Its Significance

Blue auric energy represents the fifth primary energy centre of the subtle body  the Throat chakra. The Throat chakra is responsible for communication, self-expression and truth. Spotting a lot of blue in your aura usually means that you have a strong Throat chakra, though muddy blues can indicate a blockage and a completely blue aura could mean an overactive

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/blue-chakra-meaning-and-its-significance/

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MBG: The Biggest Mistake We Make When Trying To Practice Mindfulness

Mindfulness can sometimes feel like a miracle cure, a panacea that can tackle both mental and physical ailments alike. A mindful outlook or practice can lower stress, ease negative emotions, lessen physical pain, and make sex more pleasurable. Indeed, the upsides to mindfulness seem endless.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/if-mindfulness-feels-difficult-this-could-be-why

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Daily Good: The Restorative Power of Trees

More than half of the world’s population lives in an urban setting. People in cities run a 20 and 40 percent higher risk of both anxiety and mood disorders than people in rural areas. And we’re spending more and more time away from nature. Researchers estimate that if every city dweller spent just 30 minutes per week in nature, depression cases could be reduced by 7 percent. Globally, that’s a whopping 21 million people. The answer lies in incorporating green space into urban planning, weaving nature into the fabric of everyday city life

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2100/the-restorative-power-of-trees-natalie-slivinski/

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Did You Know?

In early colonial times, pumpkins were used as an ingredient for the crust of pies, not the filling

https://extension.illinois.edu/pumpkins/facts.cfm

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MNN: What’s the difference between the Farmers’ Almanac and the Old Farmer’s Almanac?

When it comes to winter snow or spring rains. people often turn to farmers for predictions. Both the Old Farmer’s Almanac and the Farmers’ Almanac have been predicting weather for at least 200 years. The almanacs use somewhat different methods of weather prognostication and have divided the climate regions of the country in different ways, and they each have their followings.

read more……

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EarthSky News: New moon is October 9

New moon is Tuesday at 03:47 UTC; that’s tonight for clocks in the U.S. The moon is crossing the sky with the sun during the day today, leaving the night sky dark. The difference between new and young moons,

http://earthsky.org/moon-phases/new-moon

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Patheos-Pagan: A Deep Dive into Animism

The very term animism was used by early anthropologists to conjure a more “primitive” world before the eyes of their readers. But there is another part to the conversation.

To be an animist means to understand that the worlds of both the spirit and the physical exist. The two can be experienced, side-by-side. This attitude is not a matter of religion, or belief. It becomes, in time, a matter of phenomenology, and eventually simple practicality.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/theothersideofthehedge/2018/10/a-deep-dive-into-animism/

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Inner Journey: 

HEAL DUALITIES

“Beware of the fury of the patient man.”
— John Dryden

Our minds perceive and give relative value – positive and negative – to the different sides of a duality. We usually shun the negative.

It’s important to know that you cannot eliminate the negative by focusing exclusively on the positive. Energetically, both opposites must remain in balance. Increase one and its opposite will also increase. Try to be only positive and the negative within you will raise its ugly head.

We work with dualities by remembering that each is part of the whole. We must acknowledge and accept all aspects of life, because they all exist within us. And so, if we seek to be honest, we do so by acknowledging our potential to be dishonest. We can also bring in love and compassion when we catch ourselves acting out the negative.

Power arises out of integrating the positive and negatives within us. From the tension that exists between the two, we develop awareness and become more conscious and compassionate.

“Any fool can run towards the light. It takes a master with courage to turn and face the darkness and shine his own light there.”
— Leslie Fieger – author of the Delfin Knowledge System

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

It’s like you’re a fabulously complicated jigsaw puzzle piece,  with stunning colors, wildly serrated edges, oceans of emotion, mountains of possibilities, worlds of talent, and complex energies, but for as long as you see yourself as just human, you’ll never quite know where you fit in.

Just say “No” –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Anzac Biscuits

This is a biscuit that was named after the Anzacs and is very popular in Australia. A crispy, nutty taste though no nuts. I presume the taste comes from the oats and golden syrup. It’s worth a try.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Anzac-Biscuit-Recipes.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
October 9, 2018

Prayer

“You pray in your distress and in your need; would that you might also pray in the fullness of your joy and in your days of abundance.”

-Kahlil Gibran

There is no “right way” to pray. There is no “right time” to pray. Prayer is an ongoing dialogue, a soul connection with spirit, a fusion of physics and metaphysics. Prayer is our expression of gratitude, despair, longing, appreciation. It is one means of communication and communion with All That Is. Sometimes we’re praying and we don’t even realize it. Our actions reflect our thoughts; our thoughts are prayers. What are we thinking? What are we doing about it?

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 10 Ways to Have More Peace In Your Life
All it takes is a little effort to discover there are ways to feel more peace in your life. Here are some of them.

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 October 8, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for October 8, 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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Fresh October brings the pheasant;
Then to gather nuts is pleasant.
-Sara Coleridge (1802-52)

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Spiritual Unite:  10 Easy Ways To Save Mother Earth

We are acutely aware that saving Mother Earth from climate change is no easy task, but there are ways that we as individuals can make a difference. The good thing is, it isn’t as hard as you might think. If you want to pitch in and help, here are 10 easy ways for you to save Mother Earth.

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/10-easy-ways-to-save-mother-earth/

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MBG: 11 Ways To Create Spaces That Facilitate Moments Of Meaning

A moment of meaning is associated with feeling awe or experiencing profound connection to something bigger than yourself. As humans, we crave these moments as a way to inspire ourselves or satisfy our curiosity. Some past research has even found that the feeling of awe enhances overall well-being and instigates profound personal growth.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/ways-to-create-spaces-that-facilitate-moments-of-meaning

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Daily Good: Stranger Kindness

Have you ever been moved by a stranger’s kindness? What about returning the favor and asking yourself how you can be there for someone else? In this touching post, Reverend Bonnie Rose challenges readers to ask strangers that they encounter, “Is there anything I can do or say to help you have a better day?” Read on to learn about the humble connections that can emerge when we bravely break the barriers that divide us and offer help with open hearts.

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2109/stranger-kindness-bonnie-rose/

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Elephant Journal: It’s Time to say F*ck You to the Present Moment.

I’m so damned sick of all this living in the now nonsense.
And I’m not alone. Health organisations all over the world have declared a philosophical pandemic. The cause of this catastrophe is an insidious conceptual contagion that’s turning the woke world into hordes of mindless zombies.
The question is, how can we survive this vacuous apocalypse?

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/10/its-time-to-say-fck-you-to-the-present-moment/

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MNN: Does awe lift your spirits or stress you out?

Awe invigorates some people but makes others anxious, and a new study suggests your reaction may depend on how you see yourself.

Awe is an awfully complex emotion, conjuring feelings of reverence that can range from wonder to dread. It’s a blend of fear and surprise, according to some definitions, although it often feels like more than the sum of those parts

Read more………….

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EarthSky News: Spectacular Draconid meteor shower in 2018?

In 2018, there’s no moon to spoil the show. The parent comet recently passed near. Best night is likely October 8. To see the most meteors … watch in the evening, not after midnight. And find a dark country sky!

http://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/everything-you-need-to-know-draconid-meteor-shower

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Patheos-Pagan: Spirits of Place

Spirits of Place are the unseen energies, or entities, that dwell in the same places that you do. Some might consider the Spirits of Place as Fae beings. Others might look at the Spirits of Place as tutelary spirits. While others might feel that the Spirits of Place are the beauty of nature itself. However you might experience the Spirits of Place, connecting with them can greatly improve your life.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/thewitchesnextdoor/2018/10/spirits-of-place-2/

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Inner Journey: 

DEEPER COMMUNICATION

“Once a human being has arrived on this earth, communication is the largest single factor determining what kinds of relationships he makes with others and what happens to him in the world about him.”
— Virginia Satir

How do you typically communicate? Is it through words, gestures, emotions, thoughts, desires, needs, truths, direct perception or intuition? Do you focus more on the other person or on yourself? Do you typically tell, ask or listen?

For a few days, set an intention to be aware of your communication styles and skills. After you’ve spent some time talking with someone, reflect on what your underlying motives were and what level of depth you reached. Write your insights in your journal. This exercise will help you become more aware and conscious of who you are and why you do what you do.

“We need people in our lives with whom we can be as open as possible. To have real conversation with people may seem like such a simple, obvious suggestion, but it involves courage and risk.”
— Thomas Moore

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Did you know that it’s perfectly OK, even highly ideal, to claim all is well amid doubt and confusion? To be happy in spite of challenges? To laugh at problems? Dance without a partner? Sing without a rhyme? Talk to inanimate objects?

Oddly, most don’t.

You so rock,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Sturdy Sunflower Bread

In our household, we’ve noticed that budget-friendly bread loaves from the supermarket tend to fall apart when we build sandwiches with them. I like mine with seeds in them but it seems those are the ones that don’t hold up so well. Here’s our new recipe for a delicious, sturdy bread that is great for sandwiches!

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Sturdy-Sunflower-Bread.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
October 8, 2018 

Prayer

“Prayer is something deeper than words. It is present in the soul before it has been formulated in words. And it abides in the soul after the last words of prayer have passed over our lips.”

-O. Hallesby

We feel our prayers more than we really say our prayers. Prayers become real to us when the emotion behind them, within them, is so strong that the prayer becomes animated – it has life. Our soul houses these prayers before our minds even figure out how to articulate them. Prayers can be silent, yet heart-felt.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 6 Things to Stop Feeling Guilty About Immediately
“Guilt is to the spirit as pain is to the body” -Elder David A. Bedna

Guilt is such a strong word but many people, especially women, feel guilt more often than not. Guilt can be defined as “feelings of deserving blame especially for imagined offenses or from a sense of inadequacy”. It makes us feel inadequate or that we aren’t doing enough for something, someone, or ourselves.

Read more at http://www.beliefnet.com/wellness/6-things-to-stop-feeling-guilty-about-immediately.aspx#X317yMQSHHVkIVcF.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 September 13, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for September 13, 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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The mellow moon, the changing leaves,
The earlier setting sun,
Proclaim at last, my merry boys,
The harvest-time begun.
–Charles G. Eastman (1816–60)

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Spiritual Unite: Overactive Crown Chakra

Situated at the crown of the head, the crown Chakra or Sahasrara connects the spiritual and material realms.

It regulates your emotional stability, creative thought, spirituality, inner wisdom and personal attachment

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/overactive-crown-chakra-16-signs/

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MBG: These Caffeine Alternatives Will Give You A Natural Energy Boost

We all have our morning routines. Part autopilot, part ritual, what we do each morning helps us get ready for what the day brings. For some, it all starts with a staggering zombie walk to make coffee (I include myself in this category). But for others who are seeking an alternative to caffeine to jump-start the morning, there are many natural energy-boosting options.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/caffeine-alternatives-for-healthy-natural-energy

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Daily Good: What Does a Compassionate Workplace Look Like?

Compassion in the workplace may sound foreign, but studies have shown that cultivating compassion at the office can have remarkable outcomes for product design, employee and customer engagement, and accountability. Compassion is at the root of delivering quality service, says Monica Worline, because “Service quality hinges on relationships, and relationships deepen when we listen and hear what’s going on in someone else’s life.

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2086/what-does-a-compassionate-workplace-look-like-nir-eyal-monica-worline/

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Elephant Journal: Every Day is a Prayer.

I don’t much believe in praying on our knees, hands clasped.
Still, I pray all day.
I grew up with the religious view of prayer, which felt like a pleading request for a temperamental God to step in and deliver what I asked for. It felt a bit like unworthiness waiting to be transmuted.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/09/every-day-is-a-prayer/

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MNN: ‘Tower of Voices’ honors the Sept. 11 bravery of Flight 93

“Tower of Voices,” a 93-foot musical instrument at the Flight 93 National Memorial, honors the passengers and flight crew who decided to fight back after terrorists hijacked their United Airlines plane on Sept. 11, 2001. The plane crashed in a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, never reaching its intended target but killing all on board.

Read more……………

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EarthSky News: Moon, Jupiter, Antares September 13 to 15

These next three evenings – September 13 to 15, 2018 – watch for the waxing crescent moon to travel eastward through the zodiac. The moon pairs up with the dazzling planet Jupiter on September 13, and then moves in between Jupiter and the red star Antares on September 14. Finally, on September 15, the moon sweeps to the north of the red star Antares, the heart of the constellation Scorpius the Scorpion

http://earthsky.org/tonight/moon-jupiter-antares-september-13-to-15

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Patheos-Pagan: Wiccan Rede: Harm none, spell won’t be done

Many moons ago, through a strange twist of fate, Phyllis Curott’s Witch Crafting landed on my door mat. I wasn’t particularly excited about reading it but through lack of other reading fodder at the time, I began to read. By the end of the book, I realised ‘witch’ was something that had been missing in my life. Without anyone to turn to on my new path, I began to read but this time with an insatiable appetite. It wasn’t long before I came across the Wiccan Rede:
“An Ye Harm None, Do What Ye Will”

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/awaywiththewitch/2018/08/wiccan-rede-harm-none-spell-wont-be-done/

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Inner Journey:

FIND PEACE INSIDE

“All spiritual disciplines are done with a view to still the mind. The perfectly still mind is universal spirit.”
— Swami Ramdas

Getting into the habit of meditating, praying and/or resting daily helps us pull back from our preoccupation with the material world. In silence and solitude, we have an opportunity to pay attention to what’s happening inside rather than outside.

When we do this consistently, we learn to relax and to quiet and detach from our mental chatter and our turbulent emotions. As we begin to witness ourselves in personality, we also begin to experience our soul.

“Meditation may require a lifetime to master, but it will have been a lifetime well spent.” If you want to judge your progress, ask yourself these questions: Am I more loving? Is my judgment sounder? Do I have more energy?Can my mind remain calm under provocation? Am I free from the conditioning of anger, fear, and greed? Spiritual awareness reveals itself as eloquently in character development and selfless action as in mystical states.”
— Eknath Easwaran

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Young souls use pain to learn how things are.

Mature souls use pain to learn how else things might be.

And old souls, use pain to learn how else they might be.

T-s-s-s-s-s-s,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Rose Pistachio Rice Pudding

This is a beautiful rice pudding that’s spiked with pistachios, rose water, and cardamom, and then elegantly decorated on top. It’s a recipe we’ve held in our family for decades. I hope you try it out. 🙂

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Rose-Pistachio-Rice-Pudding.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
September 13, 2018

Awareness

“Every dog has its day, but it’s not every dog that knows when he’s having it.”

-Winifred Gordon, A Book of Days (1910)

Is today your day? Sure it is! Why wouldn’t it be? Expand your awareness to include all the beauty and joy and love and peace and goodness that is in you and through you and all around you. Today and every day is your day – recognize it, and enjoy it!

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 15 Ways to Reduce Stress in 15 Minutes or Less

Excessive stress can be bad for both your body and your mind. Stress can come in many forms – a huge project at work, family issues, illness – and not addressing it can lead to sleep issues, anxiety, depression, weight gain as well as digestive and heart problems. Here are some fun and quick ways to reduce stress in your daily life.

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/