Cat’s Morning Bits for September 14, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for September 14, 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 shadow rests upon the fields.
As earlier Suns are setting;
The corn has reached the tasseled age,
Its silken tresses netting.
–Stephen H. Thayer (1839–1919)

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Spiritual Unite: Effective Methods For Healing The Crown Chakra

Crown chakra healing can be achieved by making some changes in your daily routine. This seventh chakra is located at the top of your head and associated with spirituality. The blockage of this chakra is responsible for many adverse physical as well as spiritual conditions. Confusion, tension, drowsiness, headaches, depression, chronic fatigue, and materialism, are few of the many things

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/crown-chakra-healing/

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MBG: Why Mindfulness Can Actually Make You Feel Less Pain

By now, the enormously powerful effects mindfulness can have on your mind and soul are well-documented: A good mindfulness meditation can significantly reduce stress, anxiety, and other depressive symptoms, and being mindful can also help you process emotions more clearly, improve your memory and other cognitive functions, and even make sex more enjoyable.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/why-mindfulness-can-make-you-feel-less-pain

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Daily Good: Barbara Kingsolver: My Crazy Summer of Squash

Summer is the time of abundant harvest. In this humorous essay on the tribulations of too many zucchini, acclaimed writer, Barbara Kingsolver explains why country people lock their doors and cars and even gates at the end of the summer. { read more }

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2082/my-crazy-summer-of-squash-barbara-kingsolver/

Be The Change

Where in your life do you feel a blessed abundance? Reflect on how you can share your bounty whether material or otherwise with those around you.

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Elephant Journal: Reigniting our Creativity & our Hunger for Life.

Happy is the chef whose labors satisfy and create appetite.
This chef, through an activity that she takes delight in and strives to be creative in, obtains fulfillment when she witnesses her customers with sated faces.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/09/reigniting-our-creativity-our-hunger-for-life/

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MNN: Watch as a bee covered in honey gets a hand from its fellow bees

We’ve all been told at one point or another that we should help a friend in need. While not every organism on the planet sets a good example, the bees shown in the video above certainly do.

Read more…………….

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EarthSky News: Tonight … Moon closest to Jupiter

The young moon has been waxing larger, and appearing higher each evening in the west after sunset. The very bright object near it Thursday evening is Jupiter

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

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Patheos-Pagan: The Witch and the Wild Rose

The Wild Rose’s botanical name is “species rose”, which in essence is a species that develops naturally with no help from man. A true flower of the wild, which is one of the many reasons I adore these magickal hedges. Originating mostly from Europe as well as the Orient, roses have been cultivated for over 5000 years.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/witchofthewoodwithravenwood/2018/07/the-witch-and-the-wild-rose/

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Inner Journey: 

LIFE COMES WITH PROBLEMS

“For a long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin — real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way, something to be got through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid. Then life would begin. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life.”
— Fr. Alfred D’Souza

Life always brings problems. We really can’t live without them.

And so it helps to shift our perspective. We can stop trying to avoid the problems. We can stop feeling victimized by what’s happening. Instead, we can consciously work with the challenge of the moment to learn more about ourselves and the world. When we make this shift in attitude, we discover ourselves to be strong and powerful.

“Every lesson is a widening and deepening of consciousness. It is a stretching of the mind beyond its conceptual limits and a stretching of the heart beyond its emotional boundaries. It is a bringing of unconscious material into consciousness, a healing of past wounds, and a discovery of new faith and trust.”
— Paul Ferrini

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

If you can dream it, we can do it.

Notice the “you” and “we” bits, and where they apply?

Go!

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Spicy Acorn Squash Soup

Acorn squash pairs nicely with spices like ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg to make this warm and comforting soup.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Spicy-Acorn-Squash-Soup.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
September 14, 2018

Awareness
“It’s exhilarating to be alive in a time of awakening consciousness; it can also be confusing, disorienting, and painful.”

-Adrienne Rich

Our spiritual pursuits open up our awareness to everything – and sometimes that can be difficult when emotions come to the surface, and stress bubbles up and away. When we know that this is all temporary, and a part of the process, we can observe its happening without allowing it to get us caught up in the drama of it all. We can focus on the big picture – we can see what is truly important, truly real. It is exhilarating, and liberating!

-Lissa Coffey

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Beliefnet: 7 Things to Do When Haters Tell You “You Can’t”
Haters are inevitable, but it’s how you handle them that makes the difference.

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/

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Cat’s Morning Bits for June 25, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for June 25, 2018

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

Blessings, Cat

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Oh, the summer night
Has a smile of light,
And she sits on a sapphire throne.
-Barry Cornwall (1787-1874)

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Spiritual Unite: Cord Cutting Spiritual Meaning And Guide

We collect many soul connections during our lifetime, and sometimes (for whatever reason) we need to sever one or more of those connections. This is what we mean when we talk about cutting the cord in a spiritual sense. But what exactly does this entail, and what are the effects?

http://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/cord-cutting-spiritual-meaning-and-guide/

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MBG: Aura Readings: What They Mean & Where To Get One

Your aura is the distinctive energy that surrounds you. And we all have one! Each of us is made up of energy that lets off a vibration that can be both felt and seen. It’s how you can instinctively know if something negative has gone down in a room as soon as you walk in or feel people creeping up behind you.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/aura-readings-101

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The Tetraktys: How to Let Go of Things You Can’t Control and Enjoy Yourself

Recently, I’ve been writing a lot about anxiety. There’s a reason for it: it seems to be the leading cause of disability among my peers. The key to fighting anxiety is what the title suggests: letting go of things you can’t control. Sadly, it’s often easier said than done, so that’s why I will try to give a few hints on what you can do to be able to let go more easily so that anxiety stops being an impediment to your life.

https://www.thetetraktys.com/2018/how-to-let-go-of-things-you-cant-control-and-enjoy-yourself/

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Elephant Journal: How to Harness Mindfulness for our Best Full Moon Yet.

Even in the spiritual and new age realms, we are not immune to the feeling of fear or of losing control; unfortunately, for some, the full moon can be filled with worry of both of these things.
We are creatures that can easily be swayed by others opinions

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/06/how-to-harness-mindfulness-for-our-best-full-moon-yet/

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MNN: Beauty of the Milky Way captured in a crystal ball

The magical properties ascribed crystal balls may be nothing more than the stuff of legend, but we’re going to go ahead and call astronomer Juan Carlos Muñoz-Mateos a wizard anyways.

A self-described photo ambassador and operations staff astronomer at the European Southern Observatory in Santiago, Chile, Muñoz-Mateos recently captured one of the more unique views of our own Milky Way. As he described in a recent Instagram post, it all started with a trip to the local flea market

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/space/blogs/beauty-milky-way-captured-crystal-ball

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EarthSky News: Latest sunsets follow summer solstice

For people living around 40 degrees north latitude, the latest sunset of the year will happen in another day or two, on or around June 27. And in the Southern Hemisphere, at 40 degrees south latitude, it’s the year’s latest sunrise that’ll happen around then.

http://earthsky.org/tonight/at-midnorthern-latitudes-latest-sunsets-of-the-year-in-late-june

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Patheos-Pagan: Magic on the Pacolet

At a time in human history when dystopian movies and literature and news reports of global warming’s dire consequences breed like mosquitos in an algae-encrusted pond, it’s good to know there is a place called Pearson’s Falls.
That’s why I included poems celebrating nature, such as “Summer Solstice Tree,” in my cautionary, eco-feminist, book, Gaia’s Cry

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/naturessacredjourney/2018/06/magic-pacolet/

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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

Every desired change must happen in thought first. This, of course, is the “hook” to living in time and space

Anyone can think happy thoughts when they’re happy, wealthy thoughts when they’re wealthy, healthy thoughts when they’re healthy. It takes someone highly unusual to imagine things differently than how they now see them; not that it’s hard to do, but it can seem so pointless and ineffective that most won’t ever bother.

You crafted the stage you’re now on so that you’d be pushed on to discovering your power, with dreams worth pursuing and the passion to care. Ultimately learning that success comes fastest when you see through life’s illusions, to that which gives them rise: your thoughts, beliefs, and expectations.

This is what you most need to know. There haven’t been any accidents, you haven’t made any mistakes, and the perfection of everything now happening in the world and in your life, will one day boggle your mind.

Close your eyes and visualize, every single day –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Cilantro Avocado Yogurt Dressing

This is a delicious and zesty dressing made from a handful of ingredients in just a few minutes. It makes a great dressing for a salad, a drizzle on tacos, or a dip for veggies and chips. I made this one pretty garlicky. To tone it down, use just one clove of garlic.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Cilantro-Avocado-Yogurt-Dressing.html

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

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

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

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

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Daily Wisdom
June 25,2018

Thoughts

“The game of life is the game of boomerangs. Our thoughts, deeds and words return to us sooner or later, with astounding accuracy.” -Florence Scovel Shinn

We’ve heard it time and time again, in a million different ways: we reap what we sow. When we plant apple seeds, we get apples. When we plant broccoli seeds, we get broccoli. It’s the law of nature and we all understand it! Now we need to take it to the level where we understand that when we plant seeds of encouragement, that’s what we receive in return. When we spread happiness, we get happiness back. When we give love, we get love. There’s no mystery to it, that’s just the way it is!

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 7 Reasons Smiling is Beneficial

Meow, hiss and back off! Does this sound like you beyond the typical morning and well after the alarm goes off? Well, you little old grumpy pants, you better start changing that terrible disposition by smiling. Yes, even if it is forced.
Read more at http://www.beliefnet.com/inspiration/7-reasons-smiling-is-beneficial.aspx#WktQOSdQr1Q3xVsF.99

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily post are re-blogged 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/


					

Thought For The Day: Jan 12, 2018 “No One Likes a Complainer”

Happy Friday,

The word for the day is GRATITUDE. There are a lot of complainers out there, I know some and I bet you do too. Actually if we’re being honest here, I’ve been in that boat a few times and if you’re being  honest, you have as well. When we get stranded in a little place called “ComplainerVille” we forget about all the things that we have to be grateful for. We may not have the perfect life, job or relationship and we ALL have problems, however its in our power to change these things. It’s about the choices you make, your perspective on life and how much you appreciate what you have.

Daily Thought 1

 

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Thought For The Day: Nov. 7, 2017 “The Three Solutions”

Happy Tuesday ,

Our thought for the day is about problems. We all have them and we all have to deal with them one way or the other. The thing about problems is that they’re very easy to get caught up in. Sometimes we wrestle with them past their expiration date just because our ego won’t let it go. This can cause  a lot of stress  and that’s where the “Three Solutions” come into play. Choose your battles wisely and don’t let your ego overrule what you know is best.

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Thought For The Day: Oct.3, 2017 ” A Proactive Approach”

Happy Monday, welcome to a new week and a new month!

Let’s talk about problems. We all have them and we all have to deal with them one way or the other.  The truth about problems is that quite often we  create our own. We overreact, we wait too long, we don’t wait long enough,  we let others take advantage of us, or we ignore things when they do happen and pretend that they didn’t. If we are proactive about problems quite often we  can nip it before it really gets started. Sometimes it’s necessary to let go (people, things, relationships, etc.)  to put an end to a problem. If that little voice inside says “Let’s take care of this now, BEFORE it bites us in the butt!”, be proactive and handle it. You’ll find that can save yourself a lot of emotional distress, time, and even money. Why is this important? Because it gives you more time to do things that bring you joy instead of aggravation.

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