Cat’s Morning Bits for January 21, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for January 21, 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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Winter for a moment takes the mind; the snow
Falls past the arc-light; icicles guard a wall;
The wind moans through a crack in the window;
A keen sparkle of frost is on the sill.
-Conrad Aiken (1889-1973)

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Spiritual Unite: Blue Star Spiritual Meaning – Fresh Start For Earth

The Blue Star spiritual meaning relates to the teachings of the Hopi culture in North America, a tribe of Native Americans that foretold the coming of European settlers.
Their teachings speak of nine signs that precede the final cleansing of humanity.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Best Books for Pagan Kids in 2020 

Are you a parent looking for books to read, to or with your children, that share your family’s Pagan-friendly values? A few years ago, there wasn’t a whole lot out there commercially available for kids in Pagan families, although that is certainly changing. However, it can still be kind of tough sometimes to find books, particularly in mainstream bookstores, and you may have to go directly to publisher websites to find new material.

Read more…

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MBG: Keep Your Aloe Vera Gel Fresh For Longer: 5 Storage Tips

In the world of natural skin care, aloe vera gel is one of the coolest kids on the block. (Pun intended.) Not only can it soothe gnarly sunburns and manage acne, but it could hydrate your scalp too. But despite all these benefits, there’s just one drawback: It has a super-short shelf life. As an all-natural, preservative-free ingredient, pure aloe vera gel can be difficult to keep fresh.

Read more…..

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Wise Woman Herbal Ezine: Usnea (Old Man’s Beard)
by Jessica Godina

Anyone who has walked through the forests of the southeast has encountered Usnea, but you might not have noticed it.

You probably didn’t know that the inconspicuous gray-green fuzzy stuff covering many of the trees is one of the gentlest yet strongest immune tonics in the herb world.

Read more….

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Today’s DIY: 4 Simple Jewelry Cleaners You Can Make Yourself

Over time, your jewelry can lose its shine due to the buildup of lotions, oils, and dirt. While you can take your items to a jewelry store for a professional cleaning, there are also cleaners you can make yourself for use at home. Try these simple do-it-yourself jewelry cleaners that use everyday household products

Read more….

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Elephant Journal: New Moon in Aquarius: A Time for Radical Change & Wild, Unexpected Magic. {January 24th}

There’s a wild and unexpected spark of magic in the air on Friday, January 24th with the new moon in Aquarius.
Expect nothing, and be open to everything.

Read more….

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MNN: Why does rain smell?
MIT researchers use high-speed cameras to show how the scent of fresh rain gets into the air — and how bacteria goes along for the ride.

We all know the scent, that earthy fresh aroma that fills the air during those first few minutes of rain.

Read more…

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EarthSky News: A winding river of stars called Eridanus

Tonight, you’ll need a very dark sky in order to see Eridanus the River. You won’t see this one from the city, or even the suburbs. Eridanus the River begins near the star Rigel in the constellation Orion the Hunter – and wells up in a great loop before ambling back down toward the southern horizon.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Listening To Your Deities

When faced with a decision, do you listen to your deities or assert your free will? Do you sometimes want to take the easy way out? Wonder why the deities want you to do this certain thing when it’s so darn unpleasant?

Read more….

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Inner Journey:

FEELING SAFE

“Oh the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all right out, just as they are — chaff and grain together — certain thata faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and with the breath of kindness blow the rest away….”
— Dinah Craik

We cherish our best friends and our special communities because we feel safe to be vulnerable when we’re in their embrace. And yet I have discovered that as long as I identify with my self-image, with my ego, there’s no safety possible anywhere. When theego is on watch, even a dear friend’s truth may trigger reactions like anxiety, self-criticism and fear.

The only true safety exists in living the truth of our soul, our essence.

“Open your body and your mind to the subtler levels of experience, letting go of your attempt to control, to be right, not worrying about appearances, not trying to be safe.”
— Stephen Levine

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Dwelling on the unimportant, stressing on the unintended, and freaking over the unknown simply doesn’t work… and are like lighting a match, in a dark room, to make sure no one spilled any gunpowder on your bicycle, under the stairs, near the back porch, in January.

Actually, some of that was intentionally unimportant, to hopefully distract you from feeling any stigma for freaking out over earlier unknowns.

You’re so adorable,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Roti Canai/Paratha (Indian Pancake)

“Breakfast, lunch, tea time, and dinner – this popular Indian pancake is available for a meal or snack. As kids we ate it sprinkled with sugar. It’s typically served with curry and sambal if you choose to spice it up.

https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/247233/roti-canaiparatha-indian-pancake/?internalSource=staff%20pick&referringId=233&referringContentType=Recipe%20Hub

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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
January 20, 2020

Heart

“Do not worry about what others are doing! Each of us should turn the searchlight inward and purify his or her own heart as much as possible.”

-Mohandas K. Gandhi (1869-1948)

We talk about how the heart thinks, and how the heart is intuitive – and we also understand that the heart has a conscience. We ask what is in someone’s heart, meaning that we want to know their intentions. But we can’t do anything about anyone else’s heart. We can only work on ourselves, and learn to tune in to our own heart’s wisdom and desires.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Chariot

It may start out as an ordinary day but a situation may arise that uncovers talents that you had no clue you had. Be adaptable and be willing to say, “Yes, I’ll give that a try,” rather than automatically saying, “Well I’m not sure. I’ve never done that before.” Be positive, optimistic, and sure of yourself. It’s the perfect day to learn something useful and profitable as well as exciting.

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 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 April 20, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for April 20, 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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While the bright radient sun in centre glows,
The earth in annual motion round it goes;
At the same time on its own axis reels,
And gives us change of seasons as it wheels.

-The 1793 Old Farmer’s Almanac (title page of Vol. 1, No. 1)

almanac.com

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MBG: The One Practice That Taught Me To Shed Labels And Embrace Freedom

From the time we are young children, we place labels on ourselves to make sense of the world. We are either skinny or big-boned; cool or unpopular; a musician or an athlete.

And while these labels at times can be helpful to create some form of an identity, they are often extremely limiting. They place us into boxes�or out of them�and continue to follow us well into adulthood.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/the-one-practice-that-taught-me-to-shed-labels-and-embrace-freedom

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MNN: Toby the cat walked 12 miles to get back to the family that didn’t want him

When Toby the cat’s owners didn’t want him anymore, they gave him to another family. But Toby thought perhaps there had been a mistake. The 7-year-old orange-and-white kitty took off and slowly made the 12-mile trek back to their house.

https://www.mnn.com/family/pets/stories/toby-cat-walked-12-miles-get-back-family-didnt-want-him

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EarthSky News: First quarter moon is Sunday

This 1st quarter moon will offer gorgeous telescopic views for those taking part in Astronomy Day. Then it’ll conveniently set, leaving the sky dark for this weekend’s Lyrid meteors.

http://earthsky.org/moon-phases/first-quarter

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Patheos-Pagan: Lough Gur in a Driving Rain

Today you can buy an airline, rail, or bus ticket for travel at any time of the year. Winter snowstorms, Spring tornados, or Fall hurricanes may disrupt your plans, but the odds are good you’re going to make it just fine. It wasn’t always so.

The weather impacted our trip to Ireland and Wales, but most of it fell under the category of minor annoyances. Cold? Add another layer. Rain? Wool hats and hooded jackets work wonders. Rough seas have the ferries running late? Nap on the ship and catch up on sleep when you get home.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/johnbeckett/2018/03/lough-gur-in-a-driving-rain.html#VQpwFa9YrBsOPkct.99

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Inner Journey: There’s Hope!

“No matter how painful our early experiences were, our Essence cannot be harmed. Our Essence is waiting for the opportunity to reveal itself. In a very true sense, we are waiting for the opportunity to become ourselves. Our spirit is yearning to break free, to express itself …

“And yet, ironically, we always fear and resist opening to that which is most real in us. When we trust in the process and give ourselves over to it, however, our true nature comes forth. The result is real integrity, love, authenticity, creativity, understanding, guidance, joy, power, and serenity-all of the qualities we are forever demanding that personality supply.”
— Don Richard Riso and Russ Hudson

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

You know what they’re going to do, don’t you?

And you do know what they’re going to say?

Yeah, once you consistently spend some time visualizing every day, doing the “all you can with what you’ve got” dance, and pushing yourself to live the life of your dreams to any degree that you now can, so that the floodgates fly open and you have your dream home, your dream work, and your dream friends.

They’re gonna give you that long, cold glance out of the corner of their eyes and say in a long, drawn-out voice, just loud enough for you to hear, “Must… be… nice…”

Just warning you,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Toaster Oven Baked Salmon

Very fast and easy to make for a quick lunch or dinner. You can easily make this baked salmon in your toaster oven!

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Toaster-Oven-Baked-Salmon.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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Spiritual Unite: 4 Spiritual Keys To Elevating Toward A Goal

Whenever you feel yourself going to a new level in your life, it’s often accompanied by pain and uncertainty. Rather than getting discouraged, take setbacks, self-doubt, or new challenges as a green light to move forward and manifest your goal. During this process, it’s vital that you take the time to follow some practices

http://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/4-spiritual-keys-to-elevating-toward-a-goal/

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Daily Wisdom
April 20, 2018

Perception

“If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.” ~ -Buddha

Our perception tends to be that growth is hard, that it is a struggle, that it is work. But the truth is that we are only making it hard on ourselves. We cling to the past, try to control our futures. Are we willing to get out of our own way and just let it be? It could be so simple! Look at the flower. Learn from the flower. We can bloom just as easily.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 5 First Ladies and Their Powerful Legacies

First Ladies are rarely as well-known as their presidential husbands. The history books often relegate them to a mere footnote, and many people mention the names of America�s First Ladies only as the answer to a trivia question. A number of people can name most of the presidents of the United States, but the women who were their supporters, advisers and confidants are often forgotten. These women helped their husbands handle the stressful years spent running the nation but are rarely recognized for their contributions, although quite a few First Ladies have put their positions of power to good use.

http://www.beliefnet.com/inspiration/5-first-ladies-and-their-powerful-legacies.aspx#UVM78e9dLkva16RA.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! Visit Our Store

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


					

Thought for the Day: June 2, 2017

Happy Friday and TGIF!

Our thought for the day is about rain. I love rain, the scent, the feel. There is something about it that clears the senses and the spirit. It washes away the cares and worries and grounds them to earth. Peaceful, in harmony……………. a new beginning.

Rain

I invite you to check out my other websites:
Cat’s Treasure Trove: An Eclectic Collection of Jewelry & Gifts:  at www.catstreasuretrove.weebly.com
and my group Sacred Spirals: The place where all paths meet at https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/