Cat’s Morning Bits for August 6, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for August 6, 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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How pleasant the lives of the birds must be,
Living in love in a leafy tree!
And, away through the air, what joy to go;
And to look on the green, bright earth below.
-Mary Howitt (1799-1888)

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August Events & Holidays

Aug 1 Lughnasadh/ Lammas NH/ Imbolc SH

Aug 2 Moon enters Aquarius

Aug 3 Full “Sturgeon” Moon 8:58 am PST/ 9:58 am MST/ 11;58 am EST

Aug 5 Celtic Tree Month of Hazel begins

Aug 5 Moon enters Pisces

Aug 7 Moon enters Aries

Aug 10 Moon enters Taurus

Aug 11 3rd Qtr Moon 9:44 am PST/ 10:44 am MST/ 12:44 pm EST

Aug 12 Moon enters Gemini

Aug 14 National Navajo Code Talkers Day

Aug 14 Moon enters Cancer

to be cont.

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Spirit Library: A Completed Cycle (a message from Kate Spreckley)

The energetic matrix of our new reality is vastly different to what we have been accustomed to in the past. It is a matrix of light energy that is supporting us in consciously experiencing our soul while in human form.

Read more….

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Herbal Jedi: Self-Heal – a MIGHTY little helper

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ThoughtCo: Dog Folklore and Legends

For thousands of years, man has found a companion in the dog. As time has passed, and both species have evolved, the dog has found his role in the myth and folklore of many cultures the world over.

Read more….

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MBG: How Feng Shui Can Help You Start Fresh At Home

Lately, so many people have reached out to me looking to shake off the feelings of being “stuck” at home. Feng shui can be a fantastic tool for making your space feel more dynamic, and shifting the energy around you can promote positive expansion in all aspects of life.

Read more….

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Daily Good: Kindness Is Everywhere

A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees.

– Amelia Earhart –

Kindness Is Everywhere

“Let me tell you about Don. He’s a retired DC firefighter, about to turn 89, living alone in his Maryland apartment. Father of six, grandfather to a tribe, he’s an Irishman, and darn proud of it. Around the start of the pandemic, he dropped me a line out of the blue, a reader offering his take on my novel ‘Beneath the Same Stars’. Since then, we’ve struck up a fairly regular email correspondence. We share stories about family escapades, our bad knees, the loved ones we’ve lost and are losing, the dear ones who take care of us and bring us joy. We banter about politics and public health and books and the best way to cook broccoli.” So begins this brief yet potent exploration by Phyllis Cole-Dai on the power of kindness. { read more }

Be The Change

How have you experienced kindness from another recently? How have you offered it to another?

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Today’s DIY: How to make a Flute or Swanee Slide Whistle out of Bamboo – Sensory Learning 4 Life

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Elephant Journal: 6 Ways Fireflies show us How to Nurture our Love Connections (Especially when it’s Hard).

I recently had the pleasure of witnessing fireflies for the first time.
It was dusk, and my partner and I were arriving home from picking him up from work. I looked out at the catalpa tree and scanned the edge of the yard, where it drops off into the dark forest, and saw these lights faintly blinking, moving, dancing. They looked like sparks carried on the breeze from an unseen fire.

Read more…..

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Treehugger: Turn Your Garden into a Certified Wildlife Habitat

Once upon a time, nature was wild. It was powerful and magnificent, and even frightening. In the 17th and 18th centuries, philosophers wrote about the notion of the “sublime” as it applied to nature; for them, the vast wilderness elicited both pleasure and horror in equal measure.

Read more…

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EarthSky News: In 2020, Venus and Perseid meteors!

Two major celestial events will happen almost concurrently in the predawn sky this month. The Perseid meteor shower will reach its annual peak on the mornings of August 11, 12 and 13. And the brightest planet, Venus, will swing out to its greatest elongation, or greatest apparent distance from the sun, in the east before sunup on August 12 or 13 (August 13 at 0 hour UTC).

Read more…

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Patheos-Pagan: Herbs & Salt Space Protection

While many of the spells in this book are more open-ended for any kind of protection you are seeking, this one is meant to be used solely for your home. When you see clichéd representations of witches, you often see them creating a circle of salt.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Lyla June – All Nations Rise 

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Inner Journey:

THE PUSH & PULL OF RELATIONSHIPS

“It’s surprising how many persons go through life without ever recognizing that their feelings toward other people are largely determined by their feelings toward themselves, and if you’re not comfortable within yourself, you can’t be comfortable with others.”
— Sydney J. Harris

Relationships are such a challenge because life pulls us in opposite directions at the same time.

Our personality feels the need to be unique and special and so our focus lies on how we are different from others. Differences hold the potential to create conflict.

At the same time, our souls live through connection with others. We are challenged to rise above our personal preferences to discover how we and the other are the same.

Our overall need lies in balancing these two tendencies.

“The purpose of relationships is not happiness, but transformation.”
— Andrew Schneider

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Challenges in life don’t arise haphazardly no matter how accidental or coincidental they may seem.

They only arrive when you’re ready for them.

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Cool and Light Pasta and Herbs

Mixing herbs like mint and basil with asparagus and peas creates a tasty summer dish. This is one of my favorite things to eat on a hot summer day! Goes great with grilled salmon and a glass of crisp Riesling! Chop herbs in a food processor to speed up your preparation time.

Read more…

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

Thursday (masculine)

Magickal Intentions: Luck, Happiness, Health, Legal Matters, Male Fertility, Treasure and Wealth, Honor, Riches, Desires, Leadership, Public Activity, Power and Success

Element: Earth

 Incense: Cinnamon, Musk, Nutmeg, and Sage

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

Deities include Juno, Jupiter, Thor, Zeus

Thursday is ruled by Jupiter. Today’s energies influence all matters involving material gain and spell work for general success, accomplishment, honors and awards, legal issues, luck, gambling, and prosperity.

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Daily Wisdom
August 6, 2020

Interdependence
“All that is due to us will be paid, although not perhaps by those to whom we have lent.”

-Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach, 1893
I guess you could say that what comes around, goes around, and why not in a good way? Think of it as some kind of karmic bank account that keeps track of our good deeds. We don’t have to keep score, the universe takes note! So we don’t have to think about it, we just have to take action, help out, do our best to make the world a better place for all of us. It all works out.

 

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The 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 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 21, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for September 21, 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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Nature’s first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf’s a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.
–Robert Frost (1874–1963)

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Spiritual Unite: My Soul Is Tired? How To Fix Your Tired Soul

One of the most common problems for people who are awake spiritually, in this day and age is soul tiredness. If your soul is tired, you can suffer a variety of symptoms that can drastically affect your quality of life. When your soul is tired, life becomes so much more difficult. But what causes soul tiredness?

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/my-soul-is-tired-how-to-fix-your-tired-soul/

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MBG: A Ritual For Boosting Your Self-Esteem As Soon As You Get Out Of Bed

Most of us start the day by looking in the mirror and judging (negatively) our appearance. This literally means our first interaction with anything or anyone is negative. Rather than starting our days by undermining ourselves, we should spend our first moments affirming our worth. In this short video, Kathryn Budig guides us through an easy trick for getting inspired and energized in the first five minutes of your morning.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-25547/a-ritual-for-boosting-your-selfesteem-as-soon-as-you-get-out-of-bed.html

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Daily Good: Awakening Through Writing

Albert Flynn DeSilver’s latest book is out, Writing as a Path to Awakening: A Year to Becoming an Excellent Writer and Living an Awakened Life. In this episode of Insights at the Edge, Tami Simon interviews the author, poet, and leader of writing workshops about the difference between writing as a creative endeavor and writing as a gateway to spiritual inquiry. They also discuss how to explore difficult subjects such as failure and death, and how such deep inquiries can help open us to the present moment.

http://www.dailygood.org/story/1826/awakening-through-writing-tami-simon/

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Elephant Journal: What Venus Retrograde wants to Teach Us about Love. {October 5 to November 16}

I got married once, during a Venus Retrograde.
I consulted with an astrologer about the date, and she explained that marriage under a Venus Retrograde period was not considered auspicious.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/09/what-venus-retrograde-wants-to-teach-us-about-love-october-5-to-november-16/

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MNN: 9 peculiar facts about praying mantises

If you’re the kind of gardener who hopes to find predatory insects among your plants and flowers, be careful what you wish for when it comes to praying mantises. They eat good bugs as well as bad bugs.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/peculiar-facts-praying-mantises

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EarthSky News: Day and night exactly equal at equinoxes? 

We’re coming up on an equinox, a word that means “equal night.” Days and nights are nearly equal across the globe now. Nearly, but not quite. Here’s why.

http://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/why-arent-day-and-night-equal-on-the-day-of-the-equinox

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Patheos-Pagan: Review: Protection Spells By Arin Murphy-Hiscock

A large part of this book is concentrated on spells for children and young folk. There are spells here for general fears, anti-bullying, and also nightmares, things that can plague folks of any age, but are particularly troubling for youth. There are also simple ways to both ground and center yourself which can be helpful for anyone. A large part of protection magic is designed to provide comfort and security and that is what this book provides.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/voodoouniverse/2018/09/review-protection-spells-by-arin-murphy-hiscock/

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Inner Journey: THE FIRST STEP TO FORGIVENESS

“To get to forgiveness, we first have to work through the painful experiences that require it.”
— Christiane Northrup

To forgive, we do not have to say that whatever happened was okay. In fact, before we can forgive, we need to allow ourselves to really feel the pain of the experience. If we don’t fully acknowledge our hurts, we will continue to carry them subconsciouslyand they will drain our energy.

To forgive, we need to decide that we won’t allow the memories of the event to poison us any longer. We’re ready to heal this wound from the past and open to a fresh new beginning.

The blessing is that when we’re really ready to experience our pain and we open to it, it usually fades away. By honouring our pain, we release it.

“We must let ourselves feel all the painful destruction we want to forgive rather than swallow it in denial. If we do not face it, we cannot choose to forgive it.”
— Kenneth McNoll

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

I just met with someone very, very fond of you.

Actually everyone here is very, very fond of you.

Anyway, this friend said to tell you that just because most people are looking for what they think they don’t have, doesn’t mean they don’t have it.

She also said you still look fab in black.

Weird, huh? (I mean the first part…)

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Grain-Free Cheesy Jalapeno Bread

I made these bread for a friend who is on a strict keto diet that’s to help with a certain ailment. The flour that you’d usually find in this bread has been replaced with Parmesan cheese, and you’d almost never know it. For only having 4 ingredients, this bread is chewy, moist, and crazy delicious! You can up the heat factor by adding more jalapeno, but I kept it on a medium-heat level here.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Grain-Free-Cheesy-Jalapeno-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
September 21, 2018

Solitude

“The secret of solitude is that there is no solitude.”

-Joseph Cook, Conscience (1880)

So the secret is out! When we understand that we can never be “alone” because God is always with us, then we will never be lonely. We will cherish our solitude, and consider it time alone with God.
-Lissa Coffey

 

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: The 7 Greatest Strengths of an Introvert
What others might call weakness is an introvert’s greatest strength.

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/