Cat’s Morning Bits for June 7, 2019

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for June 7, 2019

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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It is the month of June,
The month of leaves and roses,
When pleasant sights salute the eyes,
And pleasant scents the noses.

-N.P. Willis (1807-67)

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Spiritual Unite: Intense Chemistry Between Two People – Perfect Companions

Have you ever met someone and the two of you have got along so perfectly?
Chemistry exists between two people when they are able to interact seamlessly with each other.

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/intense-chemistry-between-two-people/

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ThoughtCo: Eleven Legendary Buddhist Temples

These eleven temples are among the most legendary in Buddhist history, including Shaolin, Angkor Wat and the Temple of the Tooth.

https://www.learnreligions.com/eleven-legendary-buddhist-temples-450158

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Spirit Library: Inspiration for the Week – Releasing Past Patterns

The Gabriel Message Card for this Week

Do not allow yourself to dwell in past patterns. Simply accept those choices and move ahead.

Does it seem like all your old patterns are in your face right now?

https://spiritlibrary.com/shanta-gabriel/inspiration-for-the-week-releasing-past-patterns

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Today’s Deity:  Papa Legba and Other Spirits of the Crossroads

Papa Legba has his origins with the Fon people of Dahomey (Benin) Africa and is said to be the guardian and trickster of the crossroads and entrances. He is one of the most widely served African deities.

https://exemplore.com/magic/papalegba

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Elephant Journal: How July’s Mercury Retrograde will Help us Communicate our Desires

On June 26th, Mercury, the planet of communication, enters the bold sign of Leo.
This means we’ll have ample energy to speak our minds until July 7th. When Mercury goes into retrograde on July 7th, it will stay in Leo until July 19th. This will give us opportunities to work on healing the past or revisiting issues we haven’t laid to rest

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/06/how-mercury-in-leo-can-help-you-get-your-point-across/

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EarthSky News: Moon in Leo the Lion on June 8 and 9

On June 8 and 9, 2019, use the moon to find the Regulus, the brightest star in the constellation Leo the Lion. This blue-white gem of a star is of 1st-magnitude brightness and is the 21st brightest star to light up the nighttime sky.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/moon-and-regulus-on-june-8-and-9

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KarmaTube: Forest Magic
This enchanting visual poem from Finland is a feast for the senses. It takes us on a magical forest tour as we experience the miracles of life there through time and seasons, through silence and nature’s songs, and through flights of imagination prompted by soaring birds. “The magic weaves through my mind, the more I search the less I find, the less I try, the more I heal.” Come, experience the magic, and carry the forest in you

http://www.karmatube.org/videos.php?id=8315

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Daily Tarot: The Hermit

Think twice before you speak or act and avoid any slip up or oversight that could make extra work for you tomorrow. Exercise more discretion, check the facts, and don’t automatically believe everything that you’re told. Be clear that you’re not suspecting the world of lying to you; you’re simply being prudent and cautious. It shows how much you care about getting things set right for everyone.

astrology.com

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Patheos-Pagan: That’s Not My Goddess-Hekate

If you’re someone who is merely dabbling in Witchcraft; or experimenting with Paganism–this article is not for you. However, if The Craft is the heartbeat of your spiritual life, and you have a personal, intimate relationship with your Deity, then you are someone I want to address.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/throughthegrapevine/2019/06/thats-not-my-goddess/

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Inner Journey:

HONOUR YOURSELF

“I’d gone through life believing in the strength and competence of others; never in my own. Now, dazzled, I discovered that my capacities were real. It was like finding a fortune in the lining of an old coat.”
— Joan Mills
Take a moment to stop and think about what you give to the people and life around you. Don’t think about what you’re not doing right. Look instead at all you do that is a blessing. Many of us continually beat ourselves up for not doing or being enough. But imagine for a moment that you are great just as you are. Feel the relief this brings! Now open to the possibility that this is not a daydream. It’s true! Believe it!
“People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success.”
— Norman Vincent Peale

“We cannot rise higher than our thought of ourselves.”
— Orison Swett Marden

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

We just want you to know that those animals you’ve known, who’ve moved beyond the veils of time and space:

Were forever changed by your love,

are all alive and well, and

they’ve banded together to ask me a favor…

that I make sure you get this message.

Bark, meow, chirp, ergle –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe:  Coco-Mango Glazed Palitaw

This sticky snack is called “palitaw” from the word “litaw” which means float. Its called palitaw because the round flat sticky pieces floats when they are being cooked.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Coco-Mango-Glazed-Palitaw.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
June 7, 2019

Progress

“I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving: To reach the port of heaven, we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it – but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor.”

-Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (1809-1894)
To progress we must make the effort. We must forge ahead. We must put ourselves out there and be open to experiences that challenge us. We can start right where we are, by knowing where we want to go.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.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 27, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for September 27, 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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When the air is white with the down o’ the thistle,
And the sky is red with the Harvest Moon.

-Richard Watson Gilder (1844-1909)

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Spiritual Unite:  Lime Green Aura Meaning | For Growth And Change

You can tell a lot about a person from their aura. Auras are colour expressions of the unique vibrational energies your subtle body puts out into the world. From those colours, you can effectively see what that person is made up of. Today we’re looking at the lime green aura. So what does the lime green aura mean?

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/lime-green-aura-meaning-for-growth-and-change/

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MBG: Why Ambivalent Relationships Drain You As Much As — If Not More Than — Toxic Ones

Everybody has a handful of “friends” in their life about whom they have pretty mixed feelings. But when do these relationships become a problem, and how can you tell?

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/ambivalent-relationships-drain-you-as-much-as-toxic-ones

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Elephant Journal: The Silent Acts of Violence we Commit Every Day. 

This is for those of us who keep our lives in our mouths, as Nayyirah describes:
“my whole life
i have
ate my tongue.
ate my tongue.
ate my tongue.
i am so full of my tongue
you would think speaking is easy.
but it is not.”

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/09/the-silent-acts-of-violence-we-commit-every-day/

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MNN: Cities say ‘lights out’ to help migrating birds

Each year when night falls on Sept. 11 in New York City, twin pillars of sheer radiance powered by 88 high-powered searchlights are blasted into the heavens near where the World Trade Center once stood.

Read more…

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EarthSky News: Look west after sunrise for the daytime moon

The September 2018 full moon has passed. Now the moon is in a waning gibbous phase, which means it rises in the east later and later each evening. Beginning around the morning of September 26 or 27, 2018, look west after sunrise for the daytime moon.

http://earthsky.org/tonight/look-for-the-daytime-moon

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Patheos-Pagan: Magick in the Bedroom: A Witch’s Guide to Sleep

Let’s face it, nights of restless sleep will always result with little magick in the bedroom. Whether it be stress, leg cramps, lack of comfort, here are some tips to help get the sleep that you need and deserve.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/thefairytalewitch/2018/09/magick-in-the-bedroom-a-witchs-guide-to-sleep/

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Inner Journey: 

DANCE THROUGH YOUR DAY

“Mix a little foolishness with your serious plans: it’s lovely to be silly at the right moment.”
— Horace

Today, we invite you to do the Take-Your-Time Tango. In his book ‘Games for the Soul,’ Drew Leder challenges us to dance through our days with the graceful, slow elegance of a tango dancer.

“Slow down a notch,” Leder counsels. “Do whatever you do in a calm and leisurely fashion. … As much as possible, don’t be driven by inner fear, external deadlines, or rushed companions to stumble through a speeded-up dance. Act as if you have all the timein the world. Come to think of it, you do: No one else has any more hours.”

So stand (or sit) tall. Raise your chin as you gather your full concentration, dignity and self confidence to glide smoothly and beautifully through the day.

“We look at the dance to impart the sensation of living in an affirmation of life, to energize the spectator into keener awareness of the vigor, the mystery, the humor, the variety, and the wonder of life.”
— Martha Graham

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Yeah, I know it sounds like a good idea to the new-agers, god-squads, and holy-rollers to turn all things over to “the Universe,” but I’m a little concerned that something important has been lost in translation.

How ’bout you just turn over the “hows” to me, and have yourself a little field day with the “all things” part?

Hope I got to you before they did,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Cold Soba Noodle Salad

Soba noodles can be used in all sorts of dishes, and a cold noodles salad is a delicious way to use them.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Cold-Soba-Noodle-Salad-Recipe.html

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

Intentions: Luck, Happiness, Health/ Healing, Religion, Legal Matters, Male Fertility, Treasure and Wealth, Honor, Riches, Clothing Desires, Leadership, Public Activity, Power and Success, Trade and Employment

Incense: Cinnamon,Henbane Nutmeg and Sage

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

Goddesses: Juno, Hera, Kwan Yin, Mary, Cybele, Tara, Mawu, Mlaba Mwana Waresa, Ishtar, Nuit

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Daily Wisdom
September 27,  2018

Relationships

“The biggest mistake is believing there is one right way to listen, to talk, to have a conversation – or a relationship.”

-Deborah Tannen

A relationship is a living thing. It grows, evolves, and no two are the same. We need to care for our relationships, and that can mean different things in different circumstances. We need to pay attention to relationships that are important to us, and know that in return the relationship nurtures us.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 5 Affirmations for a Discouraged Spirit
Sometimes, we are our worst critic. Whether at work, home, or in a social setting, the lens we train on ourselves can be brutally harsh

Read more…………….

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for September 26, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for September 26, 2018

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

Blessings, Cat

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The red light from the harvest Moon
Illumes the stilly places;
The fleecy islands cast their shapes
Above the forest spaces.

-Stephen Henry Thayer (1839-1919)

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Did You Know?

An herb is from the leaf of a plant. A spice is from the seed, bark, root, berry, or bulb.

https://www.factretriever.com/gardening-facts

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MBG: Nobody Can Teach You Self-Awareness. Here’s How To Teach Yourself

I was raised in a communal environment—a tight community of women who bonded together to raise their children collectively. One of our regular practices was what the moms called Circle, and it centered around dream analysis. One person would explain a dream she’d had, and the rest of us would explore what that dream meant to us.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/how-to-become-more-self-aware

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Daily Good: Odes to Ordinary Things

Inspired by the gift of a book of “Odes to Common Things” by Pablo Neruda, the editors at A Network for Grateful Living, extended an invitation to submit odes to “ordinary things.” The response was happy and immediate. Their inbox steadily filled with poems celebrating weeds, streetlights, shoes and crickets. There were love letters to a blender bottle, an acorn, slippers, an iPad — even to the veins on the top of someone’s feet! What follows is a selection of the poems they received. Poems that will delight your heart, and open your eyes to the myriad wonders that surround us all, waiting to be seen and celebrated. { read more }

http://www.dailygood.org/story/1830/odes-to-ordinary-things-gratefulness-org/

Be The Change

Look around you and let your eyes come to rest on the very first thing you see. Take a moment to really “see” this thing in front of you. Write a small three-line poem of gratitude for the existence of this extraordinarily ordinary piece of the universe. Then share your poem with someone today

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Elephant Journal: 6 Daily Positive Actions for when Life isn’t quite Working Out.

Have you ever had these huge goals (for your career, relationships, or health) that feel really far away?

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/09/6-daily-positive-actions-for-when-life-isnt-quite-working-out/

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MNN: How to make rose water

You only need two ingredients to make rose water: rose petals and water. Yet, a four-ounce bottle of rose water can cost $10 or more. Making your own rose water is easy to do, and if you grow your own roses (or have a friend who can give you some roses) it’s free to make. (And even if you do buy some roses, it will still be less expensive.)

Read more…………..

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EarthSky News: Fight climate change with more swamps

“Drain the swamp” has long meant getting rid of something distasteful. Actually, the world needs more swamps – and bogs, fens, marshes and other types of wetlands.

These are some of the most diverse and productive ecosystems on Earth. They also are underrated but irreplaceable tools for slowing the pace of climate change and protecting our communities from storms and flooding.

http://earthsky.org/earth/fight-climate-change-wetlands-swamps

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Patheos-Pagan: Everything Is Important But Everything Can’t Be First

Long time readers know I like to rant against the Evil Sorcerers of Madison Avenue – the advertising executives who do their best to convince you your life is worthless unless you buy what they’re selling. They use every magical technique short of demon invocation, and I’m not completely sure they don’t use that too.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/johnbeckett/2018/09/everything-is-important-but-everything-cant-be-first.html

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Inner Journey: 

APPRECIATION

“You can never get to peace and inner security without first acknowledging all of the good things in your life. If you’re forever wanting and longing for more without first appreciating things the way they are, you’ll stay in discord.”
— Doc Childre and Howard Martin

Develop an attitude of gratitude. We discover a sense of wholeness as we appreciate both the small and big things in our lives. And it really helps to remember to appreciate ourselves. Appreciation is more than just acceptance — it’s respect and admiration. Let go of criticism and self-abuse.

“Generally, appreciation means some blend of thankfulness, admiration, approval, and gratitude. In the financial world, something that ‘appreciates’ grows in value. With the power tool of appreciation, you get the benefit of both perspectives: as you learn to be consistently thankful and approving, your life will grow in value.”
— Doc Childre and Howard Martin

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Did you know that you are entitled to as many miracles in a day, as breaths you take? And that those you don’t use, carry over?

All you have to do to cash one in, is expect it.

You’ve got miracles,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Coconut Bread

A delicious quick bread for coconut lovers. I will write the recipe as written. I made the substitution of whole wheat flour and 5 packets of Splenda instead of the sugar.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Coconut-Bread.html

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Magical Correspondences for Wednesday

Intentions:Rules healings, the mind, Communication, Divination, Writing, Knowledge, Business Transactions, Debt, Fear,Loss, Travel and Money Matters, Addictions, Young People, Messages, Perception, Self Expression.

Incense: Jasmine, Lavender, Sweet Pea, Cinnamon, Cinquefoil
Planet: Mercury and Chiron (though this is a moon of Pluto)
Sign: Virgo
Angel: Raphael
Colors: Orange, Light Blue, Grey, Yellow and, Opalescent colors and Violet
Herbs/Plants: Fern, Lavendar, Hazel, Cherry, Periwinkle
Stones: Aventurine, Bloodstone, Hematite, Moss Agate and Sodalite
Oil: (Mercury) Benzoin, Clary Sage, Eucalytus, Lavender

Goddesses: Aset [Isis], Demeter, Ceres, Spider Woman, Bona Dea, Oya,
Devi-Kali, Hella, Rhiannon, Coatlique, Maman Brigette, Sekhmet, Het Heret
[Hathor]

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Daily Wisdom
September 26, 2018

Relationships

“Seven years would be insufficient to make some people acquainted with each other, and seven days are more than enough for others.”

-Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility (1811)

There are some people we just “click” with. Maybe it’s love at first sight, maybe it’s some kind of karmic recognition. But when this happens, it is usually a sign to pay attention – that this is an important relationship. We are here for each other. There is so much for us to accomplish together here in this space and time, and we are brought together to do just that

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 7 Fun Ways to Welcome Fall

Whether you love fall or you’re already missing summer, here are seven ways to enjoy yourself.

Read more at http://www.beliefnet.com/inspiration/galleries/7-fun-ways-to-welcome-fall.aspx#MSxGzy5ttXJrV1TT.99

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for September 25, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for September 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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Now the beautiful business of summer is over,
Earth wraps herself in a bright, leaf-patterned shawl.
The hives cement the prodigal juice of the clover
And spendthrift gold is hoarded in bin and stall.

–Jean Starr Untermeyer (1886–1970)

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Spiritual Unite: Psychic Empath Definition | Are You One of The Special Ones?

If you want to know what a Psychic Empath is, then you have come to the right place! Psychic Empaths are very rare and very special. They hold great power to heal others and to influence the world for the greater good. Knowing what makes a Psychic Empath will help you to see if you or someone you know …

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/psychic-empath-definition-are-you-one-of-the-special-ones/

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MBG: Tonight’s Harvest Moon In Aries Is Begging You To Be Bold & Speak Up

Are you craving a little more autonomy or space? Dive into a passion project at the fiery full Harvest Moon in Aries, or debut the one you’ve been working on since the corresponding Aries new moon this past April 15.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/harvest-moon-in-aries-2018

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Tetraktys: Life Goals – Why You Need Them in Order to Be Happy and How to Find Yours

I don’t know about you, but I’m under the impression that a lot of people around me are quite unhappy. My wife and I are far from rich and we have to face difficulties from time to time. But still, we consider ourselves happy and we are always under the impression that the future is bright for us and our future children. It doesn’t seem to be the case for most people.

https://www.thetetraktys.com/2018/life-goals-why-you-need-them-in-order-to-be-happy-and-how-to-find-yours/

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Elephant Journal: 8 Ground Rules for Better Emotional Self-Care. 

As a thinking, feeling human, I’ve made a discovery.
Yes, self-care is important.
However, the self-care it seems we really need isn’t just regular exercise, drinking smoothies, and getting massages.

What I’m talking about is emotional self-care because basically, life is hard.
That’s why I’ve put together the following set of ground rules for better emotional self-care.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/09/8-ground-rules-for-better-emotional-self-care/

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MNN: World’s first recycled plastic bike path opens in the Netherlands

News that the world’s first bike path made from recycled plastic has been completed in the Netherlands is impressive — and also not at all surprising

Read more……………….

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EarthSky News: It’s Mid-Autumn Festival time in Asia

Many Asian friends will be wishing each other a happy Mid-Autumn Festival on September 24, 2018. For us in the U.S. and elsewhere in the Northern Hemisphere, this weekend’s autumnal equinox and the coming week’s Harvest Moon are signs that autumn is here. Meanwhile, in China, Taiwan, Vietnam and other parts of Asia, the focus is on the annual Mid-Autumn Festival, which by tradition also carries a strong connection to the full moon.

http://earthsky.org/human-world/asia-china-mid-autumn-festival-mooncake-sky-lantern

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Patheos-Pagan: I’m an Armchair Pagan

Armchair Paganism, the type of Paganism where you don’t actually do anything within your religion, you just believe in “Pagan” things. You might learn about and read about your religion. You probably engage in discussions and debates about Paganism. But other than that, you don’t really do much with it. You don’t do rituals, you don’t praise the Gods (or equivalent), you don’t really do anything. Your religion is more about belief than about action.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/hearthwitchdownunder/2017/05/im-armchair-pagan.html

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Inner Journey: 

RELIEVE THE PRESSURE COOKER

“Even though you may want to move forward in your life, you may have one foot on the brakes. In order to be free, we must learn how to let go. Release the hurt. Release the fear. Refuse to entertain your old pain. The energy it takes to hang onto the past is holding you back from a new life.”
— Mary Manin Morrissey

Journaling is a great way to release and let go. To get things off your chest. Our minds are our own worst enemies. The same thoughts go round and round in the same old ways and keep us stuck.

If something bothers you, write about it. Get it out so you can see it from a different perspective. Let it out. Let it go.

Owning and healing your pressure cooker is an important step in claiming your power, building your esteem and making your stand.

“In truth, to attain to interior peace, one must be willing to pass through the contrary to peace. Such is the teaching of the Sages.”
— Swami Brahmanada

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

I have a favor to ask. Could you please wait until after you take your baby steps, experience wild serendipities, and manifest eyebrow raising miracles, before you start telling people you’re an intergalactic tidal wave of wanton love and magic for whom all the elements bow?

Patience,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Brown Rice and Cheese Appetizer Recipes

Start with cooked brown rice, cheese, meat or seafood, veggies, egg, and your choice of seasonings to create delicious balls or patties that can be fried and served as appetizers.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Brown-Rice-and-Cheese-Appetizer-Recipes-1.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
September 25, 2018

Relationships

“Union is only possible to those who are units. To be fit for relations in time, souls, whether of man or woman, must be able to do without them in the spirit.”

-Margaret Fuller, Women in the Nineteenth Century (1845)

We are each whole, complete, and perfect just as we are. None of us needs another person to be fulfilled. There is no “other half” that needs to be found. Our primary relationship is with ourselves. And we can choose to share our selves, because we know what an unlimited supply of love is available to us! We learn and grow and give and receive from our relationships – and that is beautiful.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: Food Kinetically Engineered to Stir the Soul
Most of us don’t realize Buddha’s Delight, that predictable vegetarian entree at every Chinese restaurant and takeout joint, was created more than 1,000 years ago in Chinese monasteries as edible…
Read more…………….

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for September 24, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for September 24, 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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Over! the sweet summer closes,
The reign of the roses is done.
–Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809–92)

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Spiritual Unite: These Are The Best And The Worst Matches For Your Zodiac Sign

We’re all looking for the perfect relationship, but is there such a thing? Relationships are hard and take both time and effort to maintain, especially if you and your partner have different values. Compatibility in love is everything when it comes to long-term relationships, so to make sure you don’t end up in a bad relationship, we bring you the …

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/these-are-the-best-and-the-worst-matches-for-your-zodiac-sign/

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MBG: A Crystal Ritual For People Who Don’t Believe In Crystal Rituals

I’ll admit it: Until pretty recently, I found the idea of using crystals as anything but jewelry or decorative bookends pretty ridiculous. How could little rocks possibly have any sort of magical powers—able to somehow pull you closer to the dream life that played on a projector in your head? The whole thing sounded very Disney Channel Original movie, and while I respected those who worked with crystals, I decided I was most definitely not one of them.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/fall-equinox-crystal-ritual

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Daily Good: The Psychology of Self-Righteousness

“When it comes to moral judgments, we think we are scientists discovering the truth, but actually we are lawyers arguing for positions we arrived at by other means.” The surprising psychology behind morality is at the heart of social psychologist Jonathan Haidt’s research. He explains “liberal” and “conservative” not narrowly or necessarily as political affiliations, but as personality types ways of moving through the world. His self-described “conservative-hating, religion-hating, secular liberal instincts” have been challenged by his own studies. { read more }

http://www.dailygood.org/story/1865/jonathan-haidt-the-psychology-of-self-righteousness-on-being/

Be The Change

Challenge your own judgements of other people this week. See what insights surface in the process.

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Elephant Journal: 6 Daily Positive Actions for when Life isn’t quite Working Out.

Have you ever had these huge goals (for your career, relationships, or health) that feel really far away?
And even though they feel far away, you know that you’re going to live that life one day, and so you start to feel unhappy with the life you’re living now?

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/09/6-daily-positive-actions-for-when-life-isnt-quite-working-out/

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MNN: Green Bay shelter volunteer naps with cats — and inspires amazing donations

About six months ago, Terry Lauerman, a retired teacher, walked into Safe Haven Pet Sanctuary in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and asked if he could volunteer. He just wanted to brush cats.

Read more………….

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EarthSky News: Harvest Moon 2018 coming up September 24-25

Here in the Northern Hemisphere, we call the full moon closest to the autumn equinox the Harvest Moon. Depending on your time zone, 2018’s autumn equinox for the Northern Hemisphere comes on September 22 or 23. And the September full moon comes on the night of September 24 for the Americas, and on September 25 for much of the rest of the world. Thus, for the Northern Hemisphere, this upcoming full moon – the full moon closest to our autumn equinox – is our Harvest Moon.

http://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/harvest-moon-2

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Patheos-Pagan: Seeking Silence, Seeking Power

Inner silence is about stopping the self-talk that, in the long run, keeps us stuck in who we are. This is both an extremely difficult thing to accomplish, and one that is basic to many deeper practices.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/theothersideofthehedge/2018/09/seeking-silence-seeking-power/

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Inner Journey: REALLY BE THERE FOR ANOTHER

“Listening is a magnetic and strange thing, a creative force. You can see that when you think how the friends that really listen to us are the ones we move toward, and we want to sit in their radius as though it did usgood, like ultraviolet rays.”
— Brenda Ueland

How well do we communicate with others? Often, when we are interacting with others, our attention in both speaking and listening is focused on meeting our own needs.

Our communication skills improve when we can open to be aware of the needs of the other person. When we listen, we can release the filters that serve our own needs for security and receive the message with our compassionate heart. And when we speak, we can choose words that the listener is able to receive. True communication happens when we harmonize with the other individual.

“So when you are listening to somebody, completely, attentively, then you are listening not only to the words, but also to the feeling of what is being conveyed, to the whole of it, not part of it.”
— Jiddu Krishnamurti

“The first duty of love is to listen.”
— Paul Tillich

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

The odd thing about inspiration is that it often comes after, not before, a new journey is started.

Yippee ki-yay!

Universe
tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Blueberry Quinoa Breakfast Bars

It seems I’m the only quinoa fan in my family. Sometimes that causes me to have leftover quinoa hanging around. One way to get my family to enjoy some of this high fiber, vitamin-packed grain is to put it into breakfast bars. This recipe uses leftover or freshly cooked quinoa, and makes a great grab-and-go breakfast treat that everyone loves!

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Blueberry-Quinoa-Breakfast-Bars.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
September 24, 2018 

Relationships

“Intimate relationships cannot substitute for a life plan. But to have any meaning or viability at all, a life plan must include intimate relationships.”

-Harriet Lerner, Dance of Intimacy (1989)

The purpose of relationships, like just about anything in this life, is for us to learn more about ourselves and who we really are. That is why intimate relationships teach us so much. When we truly open ourselves up and express our feelings we feel closer to God. We become aware of our own vulnerability, and our own divinity.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 6 Things to Do When You’re Feeling Down
What can you do to pull yourself back from the abyss of despair? Here is a list to help you get back on track.

http://www.beliefnet.com/inspiration/galleries/6-things-to-do-when-youre-feeling-down.aspx?source=NEWSLETTER&nlsource=6&ppc=&utm_campaign=Angel&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 24, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for August 24,  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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Bright, bright, restless bright, through the sun-
burnt meads,
Wavers the butterfly ;
Ever across its path a pilot invisible leads
A sylphid fleet of the thistle’s light and feathery
seeds,
And August passeth by.
-Edith Matilda Thomas (1854-1925)

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KarmaTube: Smuggling Hope

What would you think if you heard of two people smuggling 500 pieces of children’s artwork into the Guggenheim, one of the most famous art museums in the world? Would it sound ridiculous? Beautiful? Funny? Like a waste of time? Well, in this fun video, you’ll get to see this happen thanks to Brad and Kristi Montague of the Montague Workshop, a project dedicated to doing things for kids—including smuggling artwork. And though Brad and Kristi succeed, their endeavor bears a surprise message about hope, one that startlingly reminds us that things don’t necessarily have to be the way we think they are.

http://www.karmatube.org/videos.php?id=7642

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Spiritual Unite: Empaths And Relationships: 5 Things To Consider Loving An Empath

Empath’s are people who have personality types that are very unique. The empaths sensory levels are on a constant high alert. They are very sensitive to the vibrations of energy levels around them and are also incredibly intuitive with a high sense of self-awareness.

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/empaths-and-relationships-loving-an-empath/

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MBG: How To Create A Sacred Morning, Afternoon, & Bedtime Routine

Falling into a routine doesn’t necessarily sound like the most exciting thing to happen to your life. By definition, the very word “routine” implies the opposite of special, and often, it’s something to break free from, especially when it involves less-than-beneficial habits (gluing ourselves to the couch or blankly scrolling through our phones at bedtime—we’ve all been there!).

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/how-to-create-sacred-routines-throughout-the-day

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Elephant Journal: How each Equinox & Solstice teaches us to Honor Ourselves. 

Growing up, I had the privilege of experiencing a childhood where I had the opportunity to connect with and develop a love of nature.
Because of this, I’ve always appreciated Earth and all that she gives us. Being from Northern Ontario, I have experienced not only the extremes of each season, but also the beauty.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/08/how-each-equinox-solstice-teach-us-to-honor-ourselves/

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MNN: Rest easy, lazy bones: Evolution is on your side

Be as the mollusk — and embrace ‘survival of the sluggish.’

You may not have to get off the couch after all.
In fact, from an evolutionary standpoint, laziness may actually do you good — at least, if you have certain mollusk-like habits.

In a new study of bivalves and gastropods, University of Kansas researchers have found chronic lethargy to be an underrated survival strategy.

https://www.mnn.com/green-tech/research-innovations/stories/survival-laziest-mollusk-study

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EarthSky News: How to catch Mercury before sunrise

Want to see Mercury? If you do spot it before dawn in the coming two weeks, you’ll be joining an exclusive club. It’s said that only a small fraction of Earth’s population ever knowingly sees our solar system’s innermost planet.

http://earthsky.org/tonight/how-to-catch-mercury-before-sunrise

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Patheos-Pagan: Which Pagan Path Should I Follow? | John Beckett

I wrote a book called The Path of Paganism. The irony is that once you get past the beginner stage, you realize there are many Pagan paths, not just one. Like a lot of people, I started out with Wicca – that didn’t work for me. Eventually I found Druidry, and through Druidry I found the ancestral, devotional, ecstatic, oracular, magical, public, Pagan polytheism I practice today.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/johnbeckett/2018/08/which-pagan-path-should-i-follow.html

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Inner Journey: 

CELEBRATE DIFFERENCES

“Souls don’t have races or sexes or religions. They are beyond artificial divisions.”
— Brian Weiss

Intolerance of differences always exists in people who don’t know who they are, people who don’t have a strong sense of their own authentic self, the soul within.

Intolerance is rooted in fear.

The basis for having a strong sense of self-esteem is to replace our unconscious idea of basic unworthiness with a conscious knowing of our fundamental inherent goodness. As Matthew Fox argues in Original Blessing, the notion of ‘original sin’ must be replacedwith the truth of ‘original blessing.’

Being in touch with our essential goodness, we can see the essential goodness in others as well.

“Beliefs separate. Loving thoughts unite.”
— Paul Ferrini

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

The light is getting brighter.

The path is getting clearer.

And you are getting closer.

That’s all I’m saying,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Zucchini Refrigerator Pickles

If you like pickles and have lots of zucchini, you will appreciate this recipe. Please note that this is not for long-term storage, as you are not canning it. I substituted dill weed for the dill seed.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Zucchini-Refrigerator-Pickles-2.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
August 24, 2018

Patience

“Steady, patient, persevering thinking, will generally surmount every obstacle in the search after truth.”

-Nathaniel Emmons (1745-1840)

Aren’t we all together in this search for Truth? Our quest for spiritual growth is impressive! And that’s what will get us there – the way that we surmount those obstacles and continue on. We know that we must be patient with our journey, and patient with ourselves. We know that there is no “instant” answer, but that answers unfold before us with wisdom and grace. We know that our patience is rewarded continually as we grow and experience more of who we really are.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 5 Tips to Find Your Confidence

Confidence is an assurance that we can make it. It is the uncanny ability to crush the inner fear and draw power when you are on empty. The definition of “confidence is a feeling of self-assurance arising from one’s appreciation of one’s own abilities or qualities.” Oftentimes when we do have the determination to move forward and step out in faith, we do fail. Experiencing the ebbs and flows of life is part of the human experience. To be honest, finding confidence is not easy.
Read more at http://www.beliefnet.com/inspiration/galleries/5-tips-to-find-your-confidence.aspx#LaHtOi80B6FDVD4e.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 July 16, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for July 16, 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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Black bees on the clover-heads drowsily clinging,
Where tall, feathered grasses and buttercups sway,
And all through the fields a white sprinkle of daisies,
Open-eyed at the setting of day.
-Abba Gould Woolson (1838-1921)

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Tetraktys: All About Tarot Magick : 10 Ways to Use Tarot in Witchcraft

Hello witches! Since I decided to launch my own Tarot reading business, my enthusiasm for Tarot (and all types of cards, really!) has been growing and growing. Lately, I experimented a lot with tarot cards, and I discovered that their power reaches way beyond divination. Today I will teach you ten ways to use the Tarot as a magickal tool to empower your life.

https://www.thetetraktys.com/2018/tarot-magick-10-ways-tarot-witchcraft/

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MBG: 5 Ways To Find A Sense Of Spirituality Without Religion 

Gather a room full of 1,000 people and ask what spirituality means to them—let alone spirituality that isn’t pegged to a certain religion—and you might get 1,000 different answers.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/spirituality-without-religion

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The Wild Hunt: Pagan Music Awards near fan voting deadline

WEST PLAINS, Mo. — Fans of Pagan music have until Aug. 1 to vote for the second annual Pagan Music Awards, which will be presented Sept. 14-15 in Nashville, Tenn. The awards are presented by the International Pagan Music Association. Fans can vote for best male artist, best female artist and best group on the….

https://wildhunt.org/2018/07/pagan-music-awards-near-fan-voting-deadline.html

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Elephant Journal: Pema Chodron: a Buddhist teaching on Loneliness, Rejection & a Broken Heart 

The greatest lover of your life is your heart, which we all share. Make friends with it! I highly personally recommend a spot of Pema Chodron for a broken heart.

Read more……………….

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MNN: See Egypt’s most beautiful tomb come to life 

With only a limited number of paying tourists allowed to walk its subterranean chambers each year, the gorgeously decorated Egyptian tomb of Queen Nefertari has for decades remained an elusive historical gem for curious eyes. Thanks to the immersive technology of virtual reality, however, the tomb and all its secrets can now be viewed from the comfort of home

https://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/blogs/ancient-egypts-most-beautiful-tomb-comes-vr

 

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EarthSky News: See the constellation Scutum the Shield 

Tonight, look for one of the most beautiful celestial sights visible at this time of year. Look in a dark country sky, far away from the the glare of city lights. You’ll find a hazy pathway stretched across the sky. This band is the starlit trail of our own Milky Way galaxy

http://earthsky.org/tonight/constellation-named-for-a-polish-king-2

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Patheos-Pagan: Meditation – Something To Think About

Being able to meditate in solitude is fine. Being able to meditate in a crowd is bliss. One of the fundamental practices which constitutes a foundation of any successful magician’s toolkit is meditation. In his seminal work, Sorcerer’s Secrets…

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/bythepalemoonlight/2018/07/meditation-something-to-think-about/

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Inner Journey

THE CHALLENGE OF RELATIONSHIPS

“It doesn’t much signify whom one marries, for one is sure to find out the next morning that it was someone else.”
— Samuel Rogers

Despite our passion for romantic love, relationships are not the easiest way to find love and peace. They are, however, one of the most effective for finding our blocks.

Relationships naturally bring out into full view our desires, attachments and unconscious programs – our likes, dislikes, belief systems, judgments, compulsions, conformities, etc. Relationships challenge us because they take us deep into thoughts, feelings and experiences we have suppressed for a lifetime. That’s why they provide the very best arena for personal growth!

“Human relationships are the perfect tool for sanding away our rough edges and getting at the core of divinity within us.”
— Eknath Easwaran

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Do you know what the one question is that we hear the most from those who’ve made big dreams come true? You know, once the floodgates burst open, torrents are unleashed, and they’re swimming in laughter, friendships, and dinero? In the very same moments that it seems the entire world is beating a path to their door with more love, appreciation, and opportunities than they’ve ever known?

“What on earth did I ever do to deserve so much?”

And we’re usually, like, “Dude, you visualized.”

Beginners.

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Chicken Spinach Feta Pizza 

I created this pizza loosely based on a chicken pizza I had at a restaurant. I love all the vegetables and flavors in it. The amounts can be adjusted to your preference. This is a fork and knife style pizza.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Chicken-Spinach-Feta-Pizza.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
July 2018

Enthusiasm

“Nothing is so contagious as enthusiasm; it moves stones, it charms brutes. Enthusiasm is the genius of sincerity, and truth accomplishes no victories without it.”

-Edward Bulwer-Lytton

Enthusiasm is really spirit bubbling through us, that’s why it’s so contagious! It is attractive, magnetic even – people around can’t help but get a lift from all that positive energy emanating forth. Enthusiasm feels good. It is real, and natural, and life affirming.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: How to Grow Your Angel Wings 

Angel wings develop as you continue along your spiritual journey. They do not, of course, appear physically, but you may sense them with your physical body. A warm, tingling sensation may develop along the upper part of your spine or you may feel the energy that will become your wings gathering behind you.
Read more at http://www.beliefnet.com/inspiration/angels/how-to-grow-your-angel-wings.aspx#C4QJ1ddeUTVoMkyP.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/


					
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