Cat’s Morning Bits for April 26, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for April 26, 2021

Good Morning Beautiful Souls and welcome to a new year! 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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“Sweet April showers
Do spring May flowers.”

  • Thomas Tusser, A Hundred Good Points of Husbandry, 1557

April 1 April Fools Day

April 11 New Moon at 7:30 pm PST/ 8:30 pm MST/ 10:30 pm EST

April 15 Celtic tree Month of Willow begins

*The Lyrids meteor shower appears on April 16 – April 26

April 17 Herbalist Day

*Eta Aquariids meteor shower also appears in April. It is visible from about April 21 to about May 20

April 22 Earth Day

April 26 Full Wind Moon at 8:31 pm PST/ 9:31 pm MST/ 11:31 pm EST

April 30 Walprgis Night / Adopt a Shelter Pet Day

May 1 Beltane / May Day


Spirit Library: Hidden Influences Emerging (a message from Kate Spreckley)

Doors open and doors close as we are liberated from the past. This can be disconcerting and disruptive if we continue to hang onto the past or believe that we can control external events. Expecting there to be some semblance of stability is unwise as everything is constantly changing

Read more….

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Herbal Jedi: Plantain – “The Wonder Herb”

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Spiritual Unite: SYMPTOMS OF AN OVERACTIVE SACRAL CHAKRA


In this article we will be discussing how to heal an overactive sacral chakra. Sacral chakra one of the primal chakras also recognized as the Svadisthana in Sanskrit terms.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Recipes for the Beltane Sabbat

Beltane is a time to celebrate the fertility of the earth, and the return of spring blossoms and blooms. It’s a season of fire and passion, and when many of us honor the wild and lusty god of the forests.

Read more….

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April Full Wind Moon (April 26, 2021)

During this full moon we are lured to provocative thoughts of warm days and spring flowers. We see a decrease of the march snows which give way to April showers and windy days

Read more….

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MBG: How To Prepare For This Week’s “Monster Moon” & Rare Pluto Retrograde

This week will have a hush-hush, even clandestine quality to it, according to the AstroTwins’ forecast. Here’s what to expect:

Read more….

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Norse Paganism: Matron and Patron Deities

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Beltane recipe | Spring herb sandwich cake | Kitchen Witchery

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Elephant Journal: Practicing the Art of Feng Shui: How & Why it Really Works.

Many people get caught up in the mystery of Feng Shui instead of focusing on the “magic” that results when you consciously and intentionally connect to what you want and desire.

Read more….

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Treehugger: 11 Wild Wetland Animals

A wetland is an area of land saturated with freshwater, saltwater, or a brackish mixture of the two. Marshes, estuaries, mangroves, bogs, and swamps are just a few examples of wetland ecosystems, which can often be found at transitional areas between bodies of water and land

Read more….

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EarthSky News: April full moon year’s 1st supermoon

Around the world, the moon will look full to the eye on the nights of April 26 and 27, 2021. However, the crest of the full moon will fall on April 27 at 3:31 UTC. At United States’ times zones, that translates to April 26, at 11:31 p.m Eastern Time, 10:31 p.m. Central Time, 9:31 p.m. Mountain Time and 8:31 p.m. Pacific Time. In North America, we call the April full moon the Pink Moon. This April full moon presents the first in a “season” of three straight full moon supermoons. Overall, this April full moon gives us second-closest full moon of the year.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Working with Your Local River as a Center of Local Animistic Practice

Local Animistic practice is about respect and seeing all matter as expressions of personhood. That means animism centers on relationships.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Sun Circle

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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

The answer is:

Because there will be flowers that only you can pick. Butterflies that only you will see. Laughter and tears that only you will know. And dreams that only you can dream.

The question was:

How does one know if they really are a prince or a princess?

Good question, your highness –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Pancake Lasagna for One (or More)

Until now if you wanted lasagna, you had to make a lot, but thanks to this easy technique, that’s all changed. This recipe makes 4 single-serve lasagnas, but you easily scale back and just make one, freezing the extra 3 pancakes for later use!

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

Element: Water


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

Deities include Artemis, Diana, Luna, Selene, Thoth


Monday is ruled the Moon. Today’s energy best align with spell work that deals 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
April 26, 2021

Age
“You stay young as long as you can learn, acquire new habits and suffer contradiction.”

-Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach, Aphorisms (1893)


Learn and grow. This is our theme with WisdomNews. We are here to learn and to grow. That is our purpose. And by doing so, we are becoming better people, and making the world a better place. There’s a saying “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks.” Maybe it’s more like “the old dog will learn the tricks he wants to learn.” Whatever we want to learn, we can learn that. Our choice.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Star

You can make today memorable purely by the strength of your unfailing hope for all things to work out for the best. No matter how muddled the events of the day, how confused or how many mixed messages people give you, especially at work, your innate hopeful spirit will cut through most of the mist and give you good results. Look forward to many satisfying encounters, however little or much gets done.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for February 11, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for February 11, 2021

Good Morning Beautiful Souls and welcome to a new year! 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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February is derived from the Latin word “februs” meaning “to cleanse.” The month was named after the Roman Festival, Februalia, a month long festival of purification and atonement.

February Events

Feb. 2: Imbolc/Candlemas and Groundhog Day

Feb. 5: World Animal Reiki Day

Feb. 7: Super Bowl Sunday

Feb. 11: New Moon at 11:05 am PST/ 12:05 pm MST/ 2:05 pm EST

Feb. 12: Chinese New Year of the Ox

Feb. 14: Valentines Day

Feb. 15: Presidents Day and Lupercalia

Feb. 16 Mardi Gras

Feb. 18: Sun enters Pisces

Feb. 19: National Caregivers Day

Feb. 20: Mercury goes DIRECT

Feb. 27: Full Moon at 12:17 am PST/ 1:17 am MST/ 3:17 am EST


Spirit Library: Preparing for a Very Different Future (a message from Kate Spreckley)

We are living in extra-ordinary times where the predictable, regular and expected flow of life has been disrupted. As a result, new and innovative ways of thinking and being are needed to prepare us for the very different future we are stepping into

Read more…..

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New Moon February 11th! 5 Things to Know

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Spiritual Unite: BALANCE SACRAL CHAKRA WITH THESE 8 STEPS

Balance sacral chakra: If you balance your sacral chakra, you can live a happy life with a beautiful feeling of ease and contentment.

Read more…..

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ThoughtCo: New Beginnings Ritual

There are many times in our life when all of us feel like we need a new start. Whether it’s at the beginning of a new year, a new moon phase, or even just because we’re having tough times in our life, sometimes it helps to sit down, breathe a bit, and focus on making things change.

Read more….

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Spirituality & Health: 20 Morning Affirmations for Clarity, Purpose, and Joy

“Each morning we are born again. Do today what matters most,” writes Jack Kornfield in The Buddha’s Little Instruction Book.

Read more….

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MBG: Rainbow Aura’s 101: What They Are & What They Mean, From An Expert

Auras come in all sorts of colors, shades, and combinations—and you can find out what yours is looking like by having your aura photographed or taking a quick aura color quiz. Auras are constantly changing, but they are usually dominant in one or two colors. If yours features any more, it might just qualify as a rainbow aura.

Read more…..

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Elephant Journal: A New Moon in Aquarius & 7-Planet Stellium Ignites Change in our Lives. {February 11}

A rare seven planet stellium peaks on the new moon in Aquarius igniting change in our lives.
Change isn’t just what happens; it’s what we create.

Read more…..

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Treehugger: 28 Commonly Confused Animals
Here are our favorite pairs of confusing creatures and how to tell the difference.

It’s a big world out there, and with such an abundance of life, it’s no surprise that things can get perplexing, especially when it comes to animals

Read more…..

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EarthSky News: Venus-Jupiter conjunction Feb 11, 2021

Are you an early riser? Depending on where you live worldwide, the planets Venus and Jupiter will pair up most closely in the morning sky on February 11 or 12, 2021.

Read more…..

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Patheos-Pagan: How To Write A Spell Or Ritual: A Basic Formula For Magic

After studying countless spells and rituals, I determined that they generally have the same formula. You can literally fill in the blanks to create your own intuitive magic. It’s incredibly easy. Here’s how to write a spell or a ritual

Read more…..

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Pagan Playlist: Blackmore’s Night – The Moon Is Shining (Somewhere over the Sea) // Official Music Video

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Inner Journey: OVERWHELMED?

“Life does not happen to us, it happens from us.”
— Mike Wickett

Are you easily overwhelmed? If so, answer this question in your journal:

While growing up, what did you experience too much of?

Experiencing too much of something leads to feelings of overwhelm. When we’re young, overwhelm can lead us to believe that we are not capable or that we are not good enough. These are power issues.

Awareness of when we are feeling overwhelmed can help us go inside, claim our power and change our experience of any situation.

“When we know that the cause of something is in ourselves, and that we (ourselves) are one of the few things in the universe that we have the right and ability to change, we begin to get a sense of the choices we reallydo have, an inkling of the power we have, a feeling of being in charge… of our lives, of our future, of our dreams.”
— John-Roger and Peter McWilliams

“Be thine own palace, or the world’s thy jail.”
— John Donne

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Always it’s the one with a certain and definite dream, who boldly steps into the uncertain and indefinite, who goes the farthest and throws the best after-parties.

Toga, toga, toga –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Keto Spaghetti Squash Carbonara

All the richness you love in carbonara without all the carbs! This recipe can easily be doubled. Serve in the empty squash shells for a fun presentation.

Read more…..

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

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

Element: Earth

 Incense: Cinnamon, Musk, Nutmeg and Sage


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

Deities include Juno, Jupiter,Thor, Zeus

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

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Daily Wisdom
February 11, 2021

Self-Determination
“Human beings are not so constituted that they can live without expansion. If they do not get it one way, they must another, or perish.”

-Margaret Fuller, 1845


We’re somehow created with this built in system that spurs us on to growth. Sometimes we can recognize it in our desires. We can’t help but go after something we really want. And we learn along the way. The challenges we face help us to figure things out, and to grow on many different levels. We need to move our muscles to stay in shape, or they wither away without use. Our spiritual muscles need a work-out, too. Luckily we have the instinct to search for meaning, to look for wisdom

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Pope

Today can be easy if you don’t try to swim upstream. Do what’s expected of you (and what you need to do, anyway) and don’t rebel, at least not outwardly. You’re given plenty of authority to convince people to help you if necessary, and there should be few if any arguments. Be calm, respect authority, and you’ll automatically be given the respect you deserve, plus more. Get a lot done!

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for December 15, 2020

Cat’s Morning Bits for December 15, 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.

Stay healthy, Stay safe!

Blessings, Cat

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December’s Events

Dec. 7 Pearl Harbor Day

Dec, 10 Hanukkah

Dec. 14 New Moon at 8:16 am PST/ 9:16 am MST/ 11:16 am EST

Dec,15 National Cat Herders Day

Dec. 20 Ugly Sweater Day

Dec. 21 Winter Solstice/Winter Begins

Dec. 21 Moon 1st Qtr 3:41pm PST/ 4:41 pm MST/ 6:41 pm EST

Dec. 23 Festivus

Dec. 24 Christmas Eve

Dec. 24 Celtic Tree month of Birch begins

Dec. 25 Christmas Day

Dec. 26 Kwanzaa

Dec. 29 Full Moon at 7:28 pm PST/ 8:28 pm MST/ 10:28 pm EST

Dec. 31 New Years Eve

Dec. 31 Hogmanay

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Spirit Library: Embrace Where Life Has Taken You (a message from Kate Spreckley)

We are in a time of integration as we assimilate the upgrades, shifts and changes we have experienced over the past year. Anything that isn’t in alignment with our soul has been transformed, altered and or removed offering us the opportunity to connect more deeply with our intuitive nature.

Read more….

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The myth of King Midas and his golden touch – Iseult Gillespie

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Spiritual Unite: PANDA SPIRIT ANIMAL MEANING – BALANCE NEED FOR PEACE WITH SOCIAL TIME

The panda spirit animal represents gentle strength, inner peace and emotional sensitivity.

Read more…….

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ThoughtCo: 12 Pagan Prayers for Yule

The winter solstice, the darkest and longest night of the year, is a time of reflection. Why not take a moment to offer up a pagan prayer for Yule?

Read more…..

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MBG: 21 Self-Love Microbreaks To Carry Into The New Year

It’s always important to ask for help from others—and in 2020 we’ve all needed that extra support. Yet your most consistent, reliable source of support comes from yourself. A little (or a lot) overwhelmed these days? Microbreaks are just the ticket to show up for yourself in powerful ways each day.

Read more…..

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Today’s DIY: Yuletide Simmering Potpourri Gift – Yule DIY Craft – Magical Crafting – Witchcraft, Winter Solstice

Hello my darlings, and welcome. In this video I share a magical simmering potpourri recipe that will make your home smell like the Yuletide season and we will make a magical gift as well. Let’s do some Magical Crafting.

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Elephant Journal: Sacral Chakra, Chakras in Body, Guide to the 7 Chakras and Meanings

Sacral Chakra, Svādhishthāna Chakra , Kundalini Chakra , Chakras in body, Guide to the 7 Chakra and Their Meanings, Seven Chakra

Svā = Self
Adhishthāna = seat, residence

Read more….

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Treehugger: 8 Recipes to Bring Some Hygge to Your Holidays
Even if you have hygge fatigue, let the gløgg and smørrebrød prevail!

I know that hygge, the Danish cultural concept of cozy contentment, has gotten a lot of play lately. But things become a cliche for a reason, and usually, the reason is that there is ample merit in the first place.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Young moon near glorious Jupiter and Saturn December 15 to 18

You might – or might not – catch the young whisker-thin moon below the planets Jupiter and Saturn after sunset December 15, 2020. You’ll surely catch the young moon and these glorious planets – now nearing their December 21 great conjunction – on December 16, 17 and 18. They will be a dazzling and exceedingly rare sight in our night sky. Don’t miss them!

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Patheos-Pagan: Phoenix Rising: A Book for the Season – “Little Book of Yule”

I have a confession to make…Yule has never been my favorite sabbat. It’s not that I don’t like Yule, it’s just that it doesn’t have the same power and pull for me that Samhain does and it always seems to get eclipsed by the other holidays in the winter season. However, that has changed for me after reading Jason Mankey’s Little Book of Yule.

Read more…..

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Pagan Playlist: Loreena McKennitt – Santiago (Dancing Gypsy).

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Inner Journey: BIG MIND, LITTLE MIND

“It is the mind that makes one wise or ignorant, bound or emancipated.”
— Sri Ramakrishna

Zen distinguishes big mind from small mind. Big mind identifies with its process, is impersonal and participates universally. Big mind is unlimited possibilities, deeper understanding, forgiveness, acceptance, insight, connectedness, attention.

Small mind is self centred and focuses only on itself. It is compulsive, limited, reactive and mechanical. Small mind feeds on itself — fear reacts to fear, judgment reacts to judgment, anger sparks more anger.

Always seek higher perspectives and you will in time find freedom.

“If a pickpocket meets a Holy Man, he will see only his pockets.”
— Hari Dass

“Minds are like parachutes; they work best when open.”
— Lord Thomas Dewar

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

I’m sorry but concerning your dream job, did you want a salary, royalties, commissions… or all three?

How many weeks vacation are you expecting?

Are you willing to share the New York apartment?

Oh, and should your London assistant speak French? Or will your French be sufficient by then?

Helps to have a plan, ‘n’est pas’?

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Impossible™ Stuffed Peppers

These beauties are loaded with goodness such as fresh spinach, black beans, rice, spices, and more. This recipe is easy to make and perfect for busy families.

Read more….

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Magical Correspondences for Tuesday

Magickal Intentions: Courage, Physical Strength, Revenge, Military Honors, Surgery and the Breaking of Negative Spells, Matrimony, War, Enemies, Prison, Vitality and Assertiveness

Element: Fire

Incense: Dragon’s Blood, Patchouli
Planet: Mars
Star Signs: Aries and Scorpio
Angel: Samuel
Power Colors: Red and Orange
Herbs & Plants: Red Rose, Cock’s Comb, Pine, Daisy, Thyme and Pepper
Sacred Stones: Carnelian, Bloodstone, Ruby, Garnet and Pink Tourmaline
Oil: (Mars) Basil, Coriander, Ginger

Deities include Ares, Lilith, The Morrigan, Tiwaz, Tyr

Tuesday is ruled by Mars. Today’s energies align with all things masculine such as conflict, physical endurance and strength, lust, hunting, sports, and all types of competition. It can also be used for rituals involving surgical procedures or political ventures.

Magickal Intentions: Courage, Physical Strength, Revenge, Military Honors, Surgery and the Breaking of Negative Spells, Matrimony, War, Enemies, Prison, Vitality and Assertiveness

Element: Fire

Incense: Dragon’s Blood, Patchouli
Planet: Mars
Star Signs: Aries and Scorpio
Angel: Samuel
Power Colors: Red and Orange
Herbs & Plants: Red Rose, Cock’s Comb, Pine, Daisy, Thyme and Pepper
Sacred Stones: Carnelian, Bloodstone, Ruby, Garnet and Pink Tourmaline
Oil: (Mars) Basil, Coriander, Ginger

Deities include Ares, Lilith, The Morrigan, Tiwaz, Tyr

Tuesday is ruled by Mars. Today’s energies align with all things masculine such as conflict, physical endurance and strength, lust, hunting, sports, and all types of competition. It can also be used for rituals involving surgical procedures or political ventures.

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Daily Wisdom
December 15, 2020

Joy
“Winning is important to me, but what brings me real joy is the experience of being fully engaged in whatever I’m doing.”

-Phil Jackson


Phil Jackson was the coach for the NBA Champion Lakers, and he obviously had a winning attitude. When you watch him on the court, you can see that he is fully engaged in coaching his team. He is focused, involved and very “in the moment.” Joy has a way of inherently bringing success with it! Where do you find your joy? Go there! Immerse yourself and reap the rewards.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Fool

You may have the best of intentions today but it won’t be easy to stick to any of them. There’s a lot of randomness in the air and you won’t have very much control over anything. Don’t let this lull you into becoming thoughtless or not caring about what you’re doing. Do what you can and save some energy for tomorrow when things might be smoother

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for January 22, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for January 22, 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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Now is the time of the deep snows
and thrice blessed is the neighbor who will plow you out.
-The Old Farmer’s Almanac, 1946

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Spiritual Unite: What Does The Colour Purple Mean Spiritually?

Purple is one of the most symbolically meaningful colours on the visible spectrum.
Over the course of human history, purple has been seen as a special colour – from the hue of royalty to the uniforms of widows.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: The Four Classical Elements

In many modern-day Pagan belief systems, there is a good deal of focus on the four elements of earth, air, fire, and water. A few traditions of Wicca also include a fifth element, which is spirit or self, but that is not universal among all Pagan paths

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MBG: How The Sacral Chakra’s Shadow Could Be Keeping You From Your Soul Mate

The chakras are like invisible organs of the subtle, or energetic, body. Just as each organ in the physical body has a physiological purpose, each chakra in the subtle body has a spiritual function. Understanding the unique purpose of each chakra is an invaluable tool for holistic healing.

Read more…

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Today’s DIY: Lemongrass Orange Carpet Freshener

Refresh the carpets in your home with this homemade carpet freshener. The baking soda will neutralize odors and the rest will leave a light citrusy fresh scent.
Read more….

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Elephant Journal: Sacred Tea Bath—Putting the Ritual Pleasure back in Self-Care

Most of us need more self-care in our lives.
We may even be making an effort to do so. Yet, when was the last time you let yourself fully, deeply, and blissfully enjoy your self-care? How has taking care of ourselves become such a burden and endless to-do list?

Read more…..

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MNN: How to help hummingbirds in winter

Hummingbirds get little relief from hunger, thanks to the fastest metabolism of any vertebrate animal. Native plant nectar is usually their best food source, but since hummingbirds can starve after just a few hours without food, humans often lend a hand.

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EarthSky News:  Achernar marks the end of the River

Tonight, find Achernar, the star at the southern end of the River.

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Patheos-Pagan: Imbolc Invocation to the Fire Goddesses

This Imbolc honor more than just Brighid. Here’s an invocation many the fire tending goddesses each of whom has Her own take on fire tending. So light some candles, make a Brid’s Cross and call on the goddesses of fire to keep you and your hearth warm this winter.

Read more….

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Inner Journey:

RESPONSIBILITY BRINGS POWER

“To be tested is good. The challenged life may be the best therapist.”
— Gail Sheehy

What holds you back from being all that you are?

In your journal, list at least 5 things that hold you back.

Now review your answers. Have you blamed people or factors outside of yourself?

It’s important to understand that ALL obstructions are rooted in our internal blocks. Even the problems that appear to be outside of us are only reflecting back to us problems we have inside. Once we address our inner issues, the outer problems disappear.

Be personally accountable for everything in your life and watch your perspectives shift. We claim our power when we accept responsibility for our lives.

“Conscious evolution begins as we take responsibility for clearing our own obstructions.”
— Dan Millman

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

For as long as you wish to keep them in your life whoever they may be, understanding them, as opposed to changing them, will wildly improve chances they’ll also wish to keep you in their life.

Oh wow, how I love you –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Mushroom and Onion Dutch Baby

For a quick and easy recipe that’s packed with vitamin D, try this flavorful and nutritious Mushroom & Onion Dutch Baby.

Read more….

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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, Lavender, Hazel, Cherry, Periwinkle
Stones: Aventurine, Bloodstone, Hematite, Moss Agate and Sodalite
Oil: (Mercury) Benzoin, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, 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
January 22, 2020

Heart

“The tiny flame that lights up the human heart is like a blazing torch that comes down from heaven to light up the paths of mankind.

For in one soul are contained the hopes and feelings of all Mankind.”

-Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931)

Love is strong, love is powerful – love makes all things possible. This same strength is within each one of us. Physically, our heart is the “engine” that drives our whole body. Emotionally, love is what keeps us going. Love lights the way for us.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Tower

Your emotions and instincts are working overtime today and this can distract you from doing the simplest of things. Whatever difficulties you encounter today – and they should be small ones – you will create more problems for yourself by being too psychically overactive. If someone is preoccupied with you and wishing you to have a rough day, you’ll know it but maybe not know who it is.

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 May 27, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for May 27, 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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And now the Torch and Poppy Red
We wear in honor of our dead.
Fear not that ye have died for naught;
We’ll teach the lesson that ye wrought
In Flanders Fields.
-Moina Michael (1869-1944)

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Spiritual Unite: Light Body Activation Techniques – Help Mother Nature

Activating your light body can have incredible benefits for you and others around you, as it creates the doorway through which you can access higher levels of consciousness.
It also gives you a vehicle to the astral plane, with a direct connection to Source energy

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/light-body-activation-techniques-help-mother-nature/

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ThoughtCo: Magical Banishing Spells

In many traditions of Paganism, banishing is done to get rid of negative or unwanted energy, or even people who may be causing problems in our lives. While some traditions frown upon banishing as manipulative magic, on the theory that it impacts the free will of another, if your tradition has no prohibitions against such things, then there’s no reason you can’t do a banishing spell.

https://www.learnreligions.com/about-magical-banishing-2562757

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MBG: Telltale Signs Your Sacral Chakra Is Out Of Whack & What To Do About It

The chakra system of the subtle body is analogous to the organ system in the physical body. Each chakra has a unique set of characteristics and functions that affects our overall energy. All things consist of energy, including the physical body—so we can look to the chakras to deepen our understanding of various health issues

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/sacral-chakra-healing-the-second-chakras-connection-to-disease

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Daily Good: George Orwell: Why I Write

When George Orwell was sixteen, he discovered the joy of words while reading Paradise Lost. In this essay, Orwell considers his motivations for writing. In general, he believes writers are motivated by four reasons– sheer egoism, aesthetic enthusiasm, historical impulse, and political purpose. It is the age in which a writer lives that provides the reason. By 1936, Orwell was firmly grounded in political purpose: “Every line of serious work that I have written since 1936 has been written, directly or indirectly, against totalitarianism and for democratic socialism.” He explains this is not “wholly public-spirited,” but the drive by “some demon” and while he cannot be certain which of the motivations is actually stronger, it is only when his motivation is political that his books are alive and have meaning.

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2306/george-orwell-why-i-write-george-orwell/

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MNN: 3 new Dark Sky Parks reveal wonders of the night sky

Stargazers can visit three new Dark Sky Parks in the United States and enjoy unpolluted views of night skies thanks to the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA).
Over the past few months, the organization designated Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, Dinosaur National Monument and Tonto National Monument as International Dark Sky Parks for their “commitment to preserving and educating about the night sky,” according to the National Park Service.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/wilderness-resources/blogs/new-dark-sky-parks-us

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EarthSky News: Deneb, tail of Cygnus the Swan

Tonight, look for Deneb, the brightest star in the constellation Cygnus the Swan. The night sky chart at the top of this post presents the view toward the northeast in mid-to-late evening during the month of May. It’s the view from mid-northern latitudes.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/deneb-belongs-to-a-cross-like-star-pattern

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DandelionLady: A Seed Blessing for Pagan Gardeners

The oak trees have spoken, I watch them to know when to plant corn, tomatoes and beans. When the oak leaves are the size of mouse ears the oaks tell us our frost free date. It’s rained here, the moist mother earth is ready to nourish.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/dandelionlady/2019/05/a-seed-blessing-for-pagan-gardeners.html

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Inner Journey:

COMPASSION

“What I want in my life is compassion, a flow between myself and others based on a mutual giving from the heart.”
— Marshall B. Rosenberg

“The whole idea of compassion is based on a keen awareness of the interdependence of all these living beings, which are all part of one another, and all involved in one another.”
— Thomas Merton

“When we experience the pain of another person, we instinctively want to take away that pain. But by taking away the other person’s pain, we also take away his or her opportunity to grow. To be truly compassionate, we must be able to share another person’s suffering and pain — knowing there is nothing we can do to relieve it and that we are not responsible for it, and yet knowing and understanding what that pain feels like.”
— John Gray

Compassion is a quality of soul.

higherawareness.com
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Daily Tarot: The Star

You enjoy an extra dose of protection today, so approach the day with confidence and a great sense of graciousness. Your angels are voluntarily working overtime on your behalf, so take advantage of all opportunities to do good and to make progress in your daily life. Do a nice deed for someone else and know you’ve been rewarded in advance. More blessings will be on the way

astrology.com (daily email)

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A Note from the Universe

There are really only two types of people:

Those you now love.

And, those you will love.

That’s what life’s for,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Rhubarb Salad

Not only is tart vegetable delicious in pie and jam, but you can use this in salad recipes.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Rhubarb-Salad-Recipes.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
May 27, 2019

Self-Realization

“I had become a new person; and those who knew the old person laughed at me. The only man who behaved sensibly was my tailor: he took my measure anew every time he saw me, whilst all the rest went in with their old measurements and expected them to fit me.”

-George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) Man and Superman, 1903

Every day we are growing and learning and changing. Physically, our bodies create new cells all the time, renewing each part of us. Mentally, we learn and understand more with every experience we encounter. Emotionally, we grow and mature through our relationships, which come and go and teach us, too. And since we are actively pursuing our spiritual growth, we can see the changes in ourselves spiritually – we are aware of the changes we create in our lives. So, we are new every day – and we can start fresh from right where we are. Since we know that about ourselves, we can also know that for others – we can let go of grievances and allow for the possibilities.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Herbal Muse: How to Make a Chamomile Tincture

Chamomile flowers contain numerous active compounds that collectively contribute to the herb’s calming qualities and anti-spasmotic and anti-infammatory properties. Among them are chamazulene, bisabololoxides A and B, matricin, quercimertrin, the coumarins herniarin and umbelliferone and the flavonoids apigenin and luteolin. Apigenin in particular is responsible for the anti-anxiety effects of chamomile and is a subject of considerable study at this time as an anti-cancer compound.

https://www.herbalmusings.com/single-post/2015/05/26/How-to-Make-a-Chamomile-Tincture

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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 October 12, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for October 12, 2018

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

Blessings, Cat

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A good October and a good blast,

To blow the hog acorn and mast.

-Proverb

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Spiritual Unite: Orange Chakra Meaning And Its Significance

Orange represents the Sacral chakra or Svadhisthana. This is the second of the seven primary chakras and deals with pleasure and emotionality. It is located about three inches below the navel and can encompass the sexual organs. The orange colour of the Sacral chakra gives us hints of its creative, sensual nature  but if you want a full rundown

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/orange-chakra-meaning-and-its-significance/

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MBG: How To Actively Take A Compliment & REALLY Absorb It

Have you ever been given a compliment only to immediately deflect it with a self-deprecating rebuttal? Or brush it off so quickly that you find it difficult to say a simple “thank you” and allow yourself to absorb what was said?

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/how-to-accept-a-compliment-become-an-active-receiver

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Daily Good: The Mystique of Rain

Re-awakening a mystique of rain – or a mystique of Earth – isn’t a simple task for anyone indoctrinated into the dominant worldview of a dead universe. Like meditation or yoga or darts, it is a practice – a practice that weaves together ecology and spirituality, a practice that might satisfy both the ecologist and mystic, the pragmatist and visionary. Ecology suggests that nothing exists in isolation. Interdependence – or networks of relationship – is primary. Many spiritual traditions also suggest the interconnectedness of all things. If our lives interpenetrate not only with human creatures but with the wilder others as well, then how we enact our lives – how we participate, how we engage our relationships with the Earth community – may matter more than we can imagine.

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2126/the-mystique-of-rain-geneen-marie-haugen/

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Elephant Journal: The World is not Kind to people with Big Emotions.

My son started responsively smiling when he was two weeks old.
Everything I’d read said that wasn’t possible, but there he was, grinning and drooling at our coos and big eyes. Our pediatrician was astounded and said offhandedly, “He’s one emotional little guy!”
We had no idea how prescient that comment would turn out to be.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/10/the-world-is-not-kind-to-people-with-big-emotions/

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MNN: Introducing moose turd art and the delightfully practical woman who creates it 

Sometimes, humanity gets me down. But then I watch a video like the one below about a Maine woman who makes art from moose poop and I cheer right up.

Because when it comes to genuinely fresh ideas these days, there don’t seem to be that many. But a clock made from cervid scat? A (very) real Poo Poo Platter? A poopsicle? Now that’s a new one.

Read more……………….

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EarthSky News: Summer Triangle and galactic equator

Tonight, use the Summer Triangle and the constellation Cygnus the Swan to locate the galactic equator – the great circle on the celestial sphere that bisects the glowing band of stars that we call the Milky Way. Sure, it’s autumn here in the Northern Hemisphere, but the three brilliant stars that make up the Summer Triangle still shine in our sky. You’ll find them way up high on October nights.

http://earthsky.org/tonight/use-summer-triangle-to-locate-flat-plane-of-milky-way

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Patheos-Pagan: THE DEVIL’S CARD DREAM

I often get up in the morning with the sense of feeling good having had a particular dream. But I often also think about the good dream as one in whose participation I prefer a different role. For instance, I can have an excellent dream about satisfaction at work, reconciliation with past lovers, or one in which I’m not a disciple, but the Zen master herself.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/cartomancer/2018/10/11/the-devils-card-dream/

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Inner Journey: 

RAISING YOUR SIGHTS

“A human being is a part of the whole, called by us ‘Universe,’ a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest – a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. Nobody is able to achieve this completely, but the striving for such achievement is in itself a part of the liberation and a foundation for inner security.”
— Albert Einstein

To grow in consciousness, we expand our perspectives on life. So how do we do that? The more we work with the universal — the concept of unity and wholeness, the more everything makes sense. Parts have meaning when they are understood to be parts of a bigger picture.

Consciousness is all about relationships — especially how the lower relates to the higher and how the darkness can exist within the light. Hold and experience contradictions like anger with love. Let opposites coexist in you without choosing one over the other.

“Higher consciousness, enLIGHTenment, comes from meaningful experiences and lessons passed with the understanding that there truly is only one law – the Law of Love. When one leads a life expressing this belief, the mind and heart begin to open to new realities, and other dimensional truths become known.”
— Dr. Norma Milanovich & Dr. Shirley McCune

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Sure, a lot of people already have a lot of “things” that you now imagine having, but once you get “yours,” you’ll still get to be you.

Yeah, worth the wait.

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Indian Roti Bread

This is the staple flat bread of India. Half a billion Indian women make this every day. This is easy and delicious! I wanted to photograph all of it in a nice stack, but my kiddos ate it just as fast as it came off the stove! 🙂

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Indian-Roti-Bread.html

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

Intentions: Love, Pleasure, Affairs of the Heart, Romance, Marriage, Sexual Matters, Physical Beauty, Friendship and Partnerships, Strangers, Peace, Healing, Beauty, gentleness and Women’s Issues.

Incense: Strawberry, Sandalwood, Rose, Saffron, Verbena and Vanilla
Planet: Venus
Sign: Libra and Taurus
Angel: Ariel
Colors: Green, Pink, Aqua
Herbs/Plants: Pink Rose, Ivy, Birch, Heather, Clematis, Sage, Violet and Water Lilly

Stones: Rose Quartz, Moonstone, Pink Tourmaline, Peridot, Emerald and Jade
Oil: (Venus) Cardamom, Palmrosa, Rose, Yarrow, Apple Blossom, Musk, Ambergris

Goddesses: Astarte, Aphrodite, Erzulie, Aida Wedo, Eve, Venus, Freya, Diana, Aset [Isis], The Witch Of Gaeta, Chalchiuhtlique

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Daily Wisdom
October 12, 2018

Prayer

“The purpose of prayer is to reveal the presence of God equally present, all the time, in every condition.”

-Oswald Chambers

We have learned, over and over again, that whatever we pay attention to becomes more important in our lives. When we pray, we are paying attention to our relationship with the Divine. With our attention on Spirit, we see the infinite possibilities, the presence of love and light, everywhere we go – because this wondrous spirit IS everywhere and everything! We feel that presence, and it comforts us, and enlightens us.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 7 Rules For a Prosperous Life

Are you ready to find inner peace, purpose and meaning?

Finding a life that is fulfilling, meaningful, and prosperous might seem like an unachievable goal, but that’s absolutely not true. With a little bit of effort and a willingness to grow your life can be transformed. Here is a list of things that you can start doing now, so that your future will be exactly what you’ve dreamed of it to be.
Read more at http://www.beliefnet.com/inspiration/7-rules-for-a-prosperous-life.aspx#KLHBMM0RpKCWLZQ3.99

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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