Cat’s Morning Bits for May 4, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for May 4, 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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May Events & Holidays

May 5 Cinco de Mayo

May 7 Full Flower Moon at 3:45 am PST/ 4:45 am MST/ 6:45 am EST

May 10 Mother’s Day

May 13 Celtic Tree Month of Hawthorn begins

May 14 Moon in 3rd Qtr. at 7:02 am PST /8:02 am MST/10:02 am EST

May 18 Victoria Day (Canada)

May 22 New Moon at 10:38 am PST/ 11:38 am MST/ 1:38 pm EST

May 25 Memorial Day (USA)

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In genial Spring, beneath the quiv’ring shade,
Where cooling vapours breathe along the mead,
The patient fisher takes his silent strand,
Intent, his angle trembling in his hand:
With looks unmov’d, he hopes the scaly breed,
And eyes the dancing cork and bending reed.
-Alexander Pope (1688-1744)

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Spirit Library: A New Sensitivity (a message from Kate Spreckley)

We are most certainly living through some very volatile times. The impact of this great planetary shift is most definitely being felt by everyone. We are all being faced with numerous healing and awakening opportunities which are creating a time of great inner conflict and chaos.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Living a Magical Life
Tips for focusing your Pagan and Wiccan Beliefs

People find themselves drawn to Paganism and Wicca for a variety of reasons. Some may be trying to escape some other religion. Others may be looking for a sense of personal empowerment.

Read more….

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MBG: Destiny Takes On A New Direction As The North & South Node Shift This Week

On Tuesday, May 5, the lunar North Node shifts into Gemini, the sign that rules all things locally grown.

Read more…

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Daily Dream Meaning: Colors

1. Red: Good news. Passion. Anger. A warning to control your temper.
Astrological parallel: Aries.
2. Blue: Enlightenment. Insight. Relief from worry. Assistance from outside sources.
Astrological parallel: Libra.
3. Green: Peace. Tranquillity. The Earth. Money. A journey. Good news.
Astrological parallel: Taurus.
4. Yellow: Intellect. A problem or puzzle to be solved. Possible setbacks. Gemini. Also: Gold: Leo.
5. Pink: Love. Compassion. The attainment of a dream.
6. Purple: Spirituality; status in one’s own circle. Increased social life, or the desire for same.
7. Orange: Message from a great Master. Metaphysical or spiritual knowledge.
8. Brown: Illness. Materialism.
9. Black: Unhappiness. A rough road ahead. Something that the dreamer needs to know. In extreme cases, a death – BUT THE DREAMER’S DEATH IS NEVER SHOWN.
Astrological parallel: Scorpio.
10. White: Purity. Success well earned.
11. A swirl of color: Great joy, happiness, success. Dreams attained. Luck in love.
Astrological parallel: The Sun.

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Daily Good: The Capacity for Successful Solitude

“The capacity to be alone is the capacity to know enough about yourself and who you are, and be comfortable enough with that. That way, when you are with another person, youre not trying to make that person into somebody you need them to be in order to buttress a fragile sense of your own self. You can actually turn to a person and see them as another person, and have a real relationship with them.” Sherry Turkle shares more. { read more }

Be The Change

Make a little extra time in your days, and weeks, to think and dream

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Today’s DIY: How to Make Dandelion Jelly

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Elephant Journal: Dig Deep & Go Slow: Listening to the Language of Nature. {Poem}

There is a web that weaves us,
into the laws of Nature.

Read more….

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MNN: Learn the art of meditation through wildlife watching

Just looking at this photo — at the simplicity, the grace of lines and movement, the calmness of the scene — you may find your heart rate slowing, your muscles relaxing and your breathing becoming deeper.

Read more…

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EarthSky News: Eta Aquariids before dawn May 4, 5, 6

Before dawn these next several mornings – May 4, 5 and 6, 2020 – meteors from the annual Eta Aquariid meteor shower will be will flying, though in the glaring light of the almost-full waxing gibbous moon. We expect the morning of May 5 to showcase the peak number of meteors

Read more…

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Patheos-Pagan: Working Magic: Support

Each week I have been drawing an oracle card from my Flower Magic deck, today it was Violet which signifies ‘support’. So, I am sharing the card along with other herbs, plants, foods, tarot cards and crystals that correspond with the intent of support.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Secret Garden – Nocturne (Lyric Video) ft. Anne Takle

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Inner Journey:

ACCEPTING REALITY

“…self-contempt never inspires lasting change.”
— Jane R. Hirschmann and Carol H. Munter

I can suck myself down into a deep, black hole when I focus on what I think I SHOULD be… more loving, sexy, productive, whatever. Thinking I should be something else means I’m not good enough now. This is poverty thinking and a guaranteed way to be miserable.

I can let go of this suffering by accepting WHAT IS. I can say, “This is how I am right now and that’s okay.”

When I first tried this, I could say it but not believe it. Then I began to experience the freedom this perspective brings – just by changing my mind! Now I’m beginning to believe it. What a gift!

“When we stop opposing reality, action becomes simple, fluid, kind, and fearless.”
— Byron Katie

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe
Those folks who meet with life success and then tell the world it was due to their hard work, really make my job challenging. They almost NEVER work harder than others. They don’t even work smarter than others.

They simply leveraged the magic by thinking, speaking, and acting in line with what they wanted.

But, oh, no, they have to go out and tell impressionable minds that it was their hard work, and so, for all who listen and nod, it becomes hard work.

Leverage the magic –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Cake Mix Cinnamon Rolls

This recipe is absolutely delicious. I make them the night before, take them out in the morning and let them rise. I have also made sticky buns with this recipe using a coconut/pecan frosting for the bottom of my pan.

Read more…

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

Magickal Intentions: Psychic Sensitivity, Women’s Mysteries, Tides, Waters, Emotional Issues, Agriculture, Animals, Female Fertility, Messages, Theft, Reconciliations, Voyages, Dreams 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
Monday belongs to the Moon. Monday’s energy best aligns itself with efforts that deal with women, home and hearth, the family, the garden, travel, and medicine. It also boosts rituals involving psychic development and prophetic dreaming.

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Daily Wisdom
May 4, 2020
Fortune
“The day of fortune is like a harvest day,
We must be busy when the corn is ripe.”

-Goethe (1749-1832)
There are times when everything just seems to come together. It seems easy, almost like magic! When that happens, we’re going with the flow. We’re in tune with nature. There’s a saying that luck is when preparation meets opportunity. When we’ve taken the steps, planted the seeds, and tended the garden, then we have to expect that at some point our efforts will make a difference. Are we ready when it’s time to reap the rewards?

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Pope

Groups are the Pope’s main focus, so if you’re in a relationship, spend time with others in order to gain a greater perspective. If you’re single, going out in groups can increase your chances of meeting someone new. There is safety in numbers, and in staying with fixed and/or assigned romantic roles. Save thinking outside of the box for another day.

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 March 9, 2020

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for March 9, 2020

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

Blessings, Cat

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The stormy March is come at last,
With wind, and cloud, and changing skies;
I hear the rushing of the blast
That through the snowy valley flies.
-William Cullen Bryant (1794-1878)

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Pioneer Thinking: 12 Uses for Green Tea

Green tea is more than a cup full of antioxidants, it also has a variety of other uses as well. Here’s some ideas.

Read More

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ThoughtCo: Spring Equinox Celebrations Around the World 

The dawning of spring has been observed for centuries in countries around the world. Traditions vary widely from one country to the next. Here are some ways that residents of different parts of the world observe the season.

Read more…

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MBG: Lunar & Solar Eclipses 101: Everything You Need To Know About These Rare Events

Eclipses aren’t always visible to everyone on the planet, but trust—even if you can’t see an eclipse happening, you’re still going to feel the effects of this important cosmic event. Here’s what you need to know about what causes lunar and solar eclipses and what they mean for you.

Read more….

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Daily Good: Stories of Kindness from Wuhan

“I want to dedicate a thread to regular Chinese people who stepped up to fill in the gaps, helping fellow citizens in this fight against the #coronavirus. These stories dont make international headlines. But they are still important.” A journalist at qz shares stories of ordinary people and their extraordinary acts of humanity. { read more }

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Today’s DIY: Black Salt | Witch’s Salt | Magical Recipe

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Elephant Journal: A Self-Love Message for Each Sign: Full Moon in Virgo, Retrograde & those Equinoxes. (March 9-20)

The events influencing this Full Moon in Virgo are: Mercury stationing direct on March 10th, Sun in Pisces, and the emerging energy of Spring Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere on March 19, and the Autumnal Equinox in Southern on the 20th

Read more….

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MNN: A ‘hidden’ forest in the shape of a Celtic cross has emerged in Ireland

If you happen to be flying over County Donegal in the republic of Ireland, you may be astonished to see a beautiful arrangement of conifer trees in the shape of a Celtic cross growing on the ground below.

Read more…

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EarthSky News: March full moon is 2nd-closest of 2020’s 3 full supermoons

The moon will look full to the eye on both March 8 and March 9, 2020. The crest of the full moon falls on March 9 at 17:48 UTC (1:48 p.m. Eastern; 12:48 p.m. Central; translate UTC to your time).

Read more…

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Patheos-Pagan: Heading into Ostara: First, Let Things Go

Ostara and the Vernal Equinox are soon upon us, and in the impending joy of warmer weather and the eagerness to be outside and work in our gardens, it is important to let a few things go first.

Read more…..

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Inner Journey:

ACCEPTING REALITY

“…self-contempt never inspires lasting change.”
— Jane R. Hirschmann and Carol H. Munter

I can suck myself down into a deep, black hole when I focus on what I think I SHOULD be… more loving, sexy, productive, whatever. Thinking I should be something else means I’m not good enough now. This is poverty thinking and a guaranteed way to be miserable.

I can let go of this suffering by accepting WHAT IS. I can say, “This is how I am right now and that’s okay.”

When I first tried this, I could say it but not believe it. Then I began to experience the freedom this perspective brings – just by changing my mind! Now I’m beginning to believe it. What a gift!

“When we stop opposing reality, action becomes simple, fluid, kind, and fearless.”
— Byron Katie

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

It’s as if, when moving from point A to point B in your life — from sickness to health, poverty to wealth, whatever – at some point in the journey, arriving at point B becomes inevitable, a sure thing. However, at no point in your journey is this physically verifiable — until you reach point B.

The point being (yuck, yuck), you may have already crossed that line. But you’ll never know it, unless you see the journey through.

Tallyho, ho, ho –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Poppy Seed Bread with Glaze

“This recipe was given to my mom from our neighbor. The bread is so sweet and delicious! It’s still very scrumptious if you choose not to use the glaze. They are the BEST GUARANTEED!”

Read more…

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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
March 8, 2020

Animals

“Animals are such agreeable friends — they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.”

-George Eliot, 1857

The animals we are most familiar with are our pets. At some point in our lives, I’m sure we’ve all had at least one pet. I certainly have had quite a few, and I learned something from each and every one of them. Suki is the cat who lives with us right now. I can’t really call her “mine” because she is very much her own cat! There is an unconditional love that happens between pets and companions; it’s very comforting. If only we could all be such agreeable friends.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Temperance

You’ve had your share of fun, and now it’s time to face the consequences. You probably knew what you were doing when you did it, but now that it’s time to pay the piper, you may have serious regrets. What’s more important: maintaining a close relationship, or perusing every opportunity for passion with reckless abandon? The decision is easy.

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 September 28, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for September 28, 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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Autumn has caught us in our summer wear.
-Philip Larkin (1922-86)

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Spiritual Unite: Is Reality An Illusion?

Every now and again you’ll hear someone say: It doesn’t matter, reality is just an illusion anyway. Those people are wrong  though it’s not that reality isn’t an illusion. It is an illusion. But this illusion matters. Everything Is Energy On the smallest level, everything is just energy.

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/is-reality-an-illusion/

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MBG: How To Know If Your Essential Oils Have Expired (In 5 Seconds Or Less)

Essential oils are packed with some pretty amazing healing benefits—but alas, nothing lasts forever.

Just like the oils we cook with, essential oils do eventually “go bad.” While an expired oil won’t be dangerous to use per se, it will lose its potency and become just another good smell—or a not-so-great one.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/how-to-tell-if-your-essential-oil-expired

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Tetraktys: How to Connect with Nature – A Short Guide on Spirituality, Nature and Awareness

Nowadays, most people are aware that the natural world is more than the sum of its components. Nature embodies the sacred, the untouched creation and the “perfect” world that would be if mankind didn’t exist. Although a very non-humanistic view, it has become somewhat widespread in the modern world as people are feeling more and more that humanity is distancing itself from nature. Fortunately, it’s not always the case.

https://www.thetetraktys.com/2018/how-to-connect-with-nature-a-short-guide-on-spirituality-nature-and-awareness/

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Elephant Journal: 4 Clues that we’ve Outgrown Something & Need to Move On.

Should I stay or should I go?
I think that’s a sh*t song from the 80s, but the title does highlight an important question we’ve all had to ask ourselves at least once in our life: is it time to leave?

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/09/4-clues-that-weve-outgrown-something-need-to-move-on/

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MNN: What to see in the night sky in October

From 2 meteor showers to a celebration of the moon, here’s what to spy in the heavens above this month.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/space/blogs/what-see-night-sky-october

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EarthSky News: Tonight  Meet Fomalhaut, the loneliest star

Fomalhaut is a bright star – visible from all but far-northern latitudes – located in a region of the sky that contains only very faint stars. So it appears solitary in the night sky

http://earthsky.org/tonight/lonely-autumn-star-shines-brightly-in-southeast

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Patheos-Pagan: The Truth About Hereditary Witches

The other day, I saw someone’s twitter handle. ‘Fourth generation hereditary witch.’ Bullcrap, I thought.

We’d all like to think we’re special, and to some degree, we are. I never believe in lying about anything, but there are so many hereditary witches these days who have such high degrees and long lineages.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/starlight/2018/09/the-truth-about-hereditary-witches/

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Inner Journey: 

STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES

“The burden is equal to the horse’s strength.”
— The Talmud

What are your strengths? What are your weaknesses?

If you make a list of the two and study them, you may discover they match.

Life needs us to bring our strengths to the world. To encourage us to do so, we have weaknesses that give rise to problems that require us to call on our strengths to solve them. Ingenious, don’t you think?

“Our weaknesses are divine gifts that when embraced will enable us to make our purposeful contribution to the whole, which is why we incarnated in the first place.”
— Andrew Schneider

“We acquire the strength we have overcome.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

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A Note from the Universe

Whether you see it, feel it, or know it right now you’re being provided for.

And you always will be.

Get it?

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Making a Pumpkin Spice Latte

Adding pumpkin spice to your coffee makes for a special fall treat.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Making-a-Pumpkin-Spice-Latte.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 28, 2018

Relationships

“The long-term accommodation that protects marriage and other such relationships is… forgetfulness.”

-Alice Walker, You Can’t Keep a Good Woman Down (1981)

“Forgetfulness” goes beyond forgiveness. First you forgive, then you forget. This is present-moment awareness in action! The past is history – it’s gone, and it can certainly be forgotten. As we grow and change, as our relationships grow and change, forgetfulness can be a welcome accommodation!

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: “How to Be Kind to Yourself”
You’re going through a tough time. Perhaps you’ve lost your job or you’ve been depressed or you’re concerned over a lingering illness.

http://www.beliefnet.com/wellness/galleries/how-to-be-kind-to-yoursel.aspx?source=NEWSLETTER&nlsource=471&ppc=&utm_campaign=Awaken%20Your%20Spirit&utm_source=NL&utm_medium=newsletter

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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 August 30, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for August 30, 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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Look! the round-cheeked moon floats high,
In the glowing August sky,
Quenching all her neighbor stars,
Save the steady flame of Mars.
White as silver shines the sea,
Far-off sails like phantoms be,
Gliding o’er that lake of light,
Vanishing in nether night.
Heavy hangs the tasseled corn,
Sighing for the cordial morn;
But the marshy-meadows bare,
Love this spectral-lighted air,
Drink the dews and lift their song,
Chirp of crickets all night long;
Earth and sea enchanted lie
‘Neath that moon-usurped sky.
-Emma Lazarus (1849-87)

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Spiritual Unite: 7 Signature Signs Of Starseeds And Lightworkers

Do you sometimes feel like ET trying to call home? Not sure why you are here but know you have a mission? Feel different and confused? Starseed, volunteer, lightworker describe people who do not resonate with this reality. Here are 7 signature signs of starseed and lightworker people, and how to manage being in this dimension. by Morag, Lightworker

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/7-signature-signs-of-starseeds-and-lightworkers/

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MBG: The Real Cause Of Depression Is About Way More Than Just Serotonin

Many of us have been taught that depression is the result of a genetic chemical imbalance. And while there is certainly a genetic component to depression, and, yes, neurotransmitters like serotonin do play a role in mood, depression actually has many potential root causes.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/real-cause-of-depression-serotonin

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Daily Good: Embracing JOMO, The Joy of Missing Out

“Fear of missing out, or FOMO, is a common sensation in our high-pressure, social media-frenzied world, particularly in Western society. A recent study defined FOMO as, “the uneasy and sometimes all-consuming feeling that you’re missing out – that your peers are doing, in the know about, or in possession of more or something better than you.” Under these terms, nearly 75 percent of young adults reported experiencing the phenomenon. So what exactly are we so afraid we’re missing out on?

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2087/embracing-jomo-the-joy-of-missing-out-emily-rose-barr/

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Elephant Journal: The Healing Power of Touch.

Like so many young, bright-eyed enthusiasts hungry for meaning and knowledge, I set out in my early 20s in search of something I couldn’t put my finger on.

I found a tiny but mighty school just north of the city, where I started learning a bodywork practice called shiatsu. It was there that the question of how to be a healing presence for a world so desperately in need of kind, helping souls began to unfold

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/08/the-healing-power-of-touch/

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MNN: Ancient European stone inscriptions revealed by low river levels carry grave warnings

A sweltering, record-breaking heat wave throughout Europe this summer is causing widespread drought, and river levels, such as along the Elbe, are reaching critical lows. The crisis has gotten so bad that many large river stones that have been underwater for centuries are now being exposed, and many of them are inscribed with grim, dire warnings.

“If you see me, weep,” reads one.

Read more…………….

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EarthSky News: Cassiopeia points to Andromeda galaxy

Tonight, if you have dark sky, try star-hopping to the Andromeda galaxy from the constellation Cassiopeia the Queen. If your sky is truly dark, you might even spot this hazy patch of light with no optical aid, as the ancient stargazers did before the days of light pollution.

http://earthsky.org/tonight/cassiopeia-the-queen-also-points-to-andromeda-galaxy

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Patheos-Pagan: From a Common Well

The Sea, ultimately the source for the waters in the well, is one of the realms in ADF, along with the Land and the Sky. We envision that the waters of the well extend into the earth and that the well, in a ritual context, provides a gateway to the Ancestors, which are one of our Kindreds

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/fromacommonwell/2017/10/from-a-common-well/

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Inner Journey:

TWO VIEWS

“… no matter what our difficulties may be, we recognize that there is a deep untroubled stream flowing below all surface troubles and that we are of one substance with that stream. The soul knows no difficulties.”
— James Thornton

Masters teach that we can experience two completely different states of reality at the same time — from the personality and from the soul.

Author Pema Chödron talks about being hungry, cold and tired but at that same time deeply content. Ram Dass speaks of how the emotional heart can be breaking while we recognize that all is unfolding perfectly.

Allowing our soul to be present with the discomforts of the personality shifts our experience of the discomforts.

“True self simply refers to the aspect of our being that is completely aware of its expanded nature no matter what we may be experiencing in our lives.”
— Martia Nelson

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Do you know what surprises those most, who finally take that great magic carpet ride over their most recent time-space incarnation?

Besides how safe they always were…

No, besides how many friends in the unseen always hovered nearby…

No, no, besides how much they accomplished and how many lives they touched…

Dang it, besides how powerful, and divine, and supernatural they were…

OK, I’ll just tell you. It’s how utterly unimportant the things they worried about really were.

Phew,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Brussels Sprouts, Apple & Avocado Salad

This is a nice light salad that can be served as a meal or side dish. It is very easy to make and most importantly, very healthy for you!

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Brussels-Sprouts-Apple-Avocado-Salad.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
August 30, 2018

Reality

“Reality has changed chameleon-like before my eyes so many times that I have learned, or am learning, to trust almost anything except what appears to be so.”

-Maya Angelou

Appearances change. Nothing in this exterior world stays the same. Have you ever gone to visit a place, only to return several years later and not even recognize it? Buildings go up and down, tenants move in and out, trees grow, signs change. People change, too. We all start out as babies, and our features mature as we age. Our hairstyles and clothes change with the trends. But what stays the same? Spirit. We can trust that love never goes out of style, and never moves away.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 7 People Every Single Person Needs In Their Life
Life is a group sport, none of us are equipped to do it alone. Here are seven people we all need on our team.

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.

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Cat’s Morning Bits for August 28, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for August 28, 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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Cornfields bow the head,
Sheltered in round valley depths,
On low hills outspread.
Early leaves drop loitering down
Weightless on the breeze,
First fruits of the year’s decay
From the withering trees.
–Christina Georgina Rossetti (1830–94)

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MBG: Research Just Found That People Tend To Have ‘Benevolence Bias’ — Here’s Why We Should Actively Change That

People judge each other very, very quickly. First impressions are made literally within a tenth of a millisecond, and studies have shown people continue to stick to their first impressions even after being presented with facts proving those snap assessments wrong. In other words, the way someone perceives you at the moment you meet—independent of anything you might say or do later—can have an enormous impact on your relationship with that person.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/do-you-have-benevolence-bias

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Daily Good:

Goodness is about character – integrity, honesty, kindness, generosity, moral courage, and the like. More than anything else, it is about how we treat other people. – Dennis Prager –

Why Looking for the Good in Others Matters

How do you provide kindness? When it seems like nothing else is good in the world, that feeling becomes even more important. Learn what moral elevation is and how it can help you make the world a better place. { read more }

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2081/how-seeing-the-good-in-people-can-help-bridge-our-differences-jill-suttie/

Be The Change

What is one thing you can do this week to practice moral elevation in your own life?

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Elephant Journal: Getting back to Ourselves when Everything Feels Off (& we Don’t Know Why).

The first time I experienced feeling off—for no particular reason—was in fourth grade.
I remember, as my mom pulled into the half-egg of Cottonwood Intermediate school’s drive, thinking about having to sit through that morning assembly. I imagined a knife digging into the back of my throat, sharp, and working to cut loose a cry.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/08/getting-back-to-ourselves-when-everything-feels-off-we-dont-know-why/

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MNN: Improve your odds of having a lucid dream with these 3 techniques

Lucid dreaming, the act of realizing we’re dreaming and exerting some control over both our actions and the narrative, is something many of us have experienced at one point or another. Most of the time these all-access tickets to the wilds of our imagination occur by chance. But what if you could improve the odds of turning every night into a choose-your-own-adventure trip down the rabbit hole?

Read more…………….

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EarthSky News: Ophiuchus is part of the zodiac, too

Tonight, look for the faint constellation Ophiuchus the Serpent Bearer. It appears in the south to southwest sky on August and September evenings, above the bright ruddy star Antares, the brightest in the constellation Scorpius the Scorpion.

http://earthsky.org/tonight/ophiuchus-highest-on-august-evenings

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Patheos-Pagan: Community, Drama and Being Human

There was recently drama in the Pagan community. What it was about is no matter, as we have gone through an entire eclipse season, a Mercury in Retrograde that has seemingly affected everyone, and a planet full of upheaval. All we can do is observe at this time, right?

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/witchindeed/2018/08/community-drama-and-being-human/

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Tetrakyts: Know Your Craft: All Five Types of Magick Explained
Hello witches! As a witch, you need to know about your craft. What is magick to you? How do you practice? What is your favorite type of magick? If you can’t answer to these questions, you’ll have a hard time pursuing your magickal studies. Today, we’re gonna talk about it. After you’ve red this article, all of these topics will be much clearer to you. So let’s get down to business!

https://www.thetetraktys.com/2018/know-your-craft-five-types-magick-explained/

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Inner Journey:  

LEVELS OF CONSCIOUSNESS

“The greatest discovery of my generation is that man can alter his life simply by altering his attitude of mind.”
— William James

Here is one perspective on levels of consciousness and some descriptive words to help us identify the differences:
• Not conscious – instinctual, follower
• Subconscious – habitual, robotic, reactive
• Conscious – aware, intelligent, conceptual, reflective
• Superconscious – intuitive, guiding, truthful, loving, universal

Reflect on how you typically move through your day. As we use our minds more consciously, we open up to the superconsciousness.

“Utilizing your conscious mind to direct the subconscious mind to enter into communication and harmony with the universal mind is the secret of personal power.”
— Delfin Knowledge System

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Having a dream is more important than having it come true.

Just a little oddity to spin the wheels of your mind.

Ciao,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Greek Stifatho with Orzo

Stifatho is a traditional Greek stew containing tomatoes and onions.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Greek-Stifatho-Stifado-Recipe.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
August 28, 2018

Reality

“Nothing which is at all times and in every way agreeable to us can have objective reality. It is of the very nature of the real that it should have sharp corners and rough edges, that it should be resistant, should be itself. Dream-furniture is the only kind on which you never stub your toes or bang your knee.”

-C.S. Lewis

We’ve often heard the phrase “harsh reality.” As if reality can smack us in the face. But that smack could just be a wake-up call to alert us to the bigger “reality.” When we stub a toe, we’re brought immediately to the present moment! Living in present-moment awareness we can more clearly see what is real and what is not, what is important and what is dispensable.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 12 Ways to Transform Your Life
Taking the time to transform your life will have long lasting effects on your future and your overall happiness.

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/