Cat’s Morning Bits for October 19, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for October 19, 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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Every leaf speaks bliss to me,
Fluttering from the autumn tree.
-Emily Jane Bront (1818-48)

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Spiritual Unite: Chakra Colour Meaning And Its Significance

Chakra colours are how the specific energy frequencies of the seven primary chakra energy centres express themselves in the human aura. By looking at these unique to each person aura colours and how they appear around the body, we can find out a lot about the chakras and the metaphysical health of the individual. If an individual has an intense

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

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Elephant Journal: 22 Reminders of How to Be a More Grateful Person.

I attempt to teach (by example in my daily life, and through my writing) kids and grown ups how to be more mindful. I am a school teacher (bilingual 3rd grade) and a yoga teacher.
Mindfulness practice—through whatever methods (yoga, meditation, walking, running, gardening, writing, eating, community service, and the like)—results in greater gratitude.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2013/11/22-reminders-of-how-to-be-a-more-grateful-person/

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MNN: How to protect the world’s largest living thing
Pando, the world’s largest-known organism, is dying. But there might still be time to save this wonder of nature.

Walking through this aspen grove in Utah, you could be forgiven for missing the forest for the trees. That’s because this isn’t really a grove of 40,000 individual aspen trees, but rather 40,000 clones of one organism — a single root system spread across 43 hectares in Utah. It’s the most massive living thing known to science.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/wilderness-resources/stories/how-protect-worlds-largest-living-thing-build-it-border-wall

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EarthSky News: All you need to know: 2018’s Hunter’s Moon

In skylore, every full moon has many names, and most are tied to months of the year. But some moon names are tied to seasons, such as the Harvest and Hunter’s Moons. The Harvest Moon is the full moon closest to the autumnal equinox. The Hunter’s Moon is the full moon after the Harvest Moon

http://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/everything-you-need-to-know-hunters-moon

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Patheos-Pagan: Honoring Hekate, Queen Of Ghosts And The Restless Dead, At Samhain 

Aside from Persephone, Hekate is an excellent goddess to honor during Samhain. As a goddess of the crossroads, liminal spaces, ghosts and the dead–especially and particularly the restless dead–and of course of witchcraft, she comes to mind naturally around this time of year.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/teaaddictedwitch/2018/10/honoring-hekate-samhain/

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Inner Journey: 

MY WILL OR DIVINE WILL?

“It is important not to ‘need’ what you are calling to you but rather to have a certain detachment about it. Let it be all right if it doesn’t come, or if it comes in a different form than what you expect. After you haveasked for something, surrender to whatever comes as being appropriate.”
— Sanaya Roman and Duane Packer

“Acceptance says, True, this is my situation at the moment. I’ll look unblinkingly at the reality of it. But I’ll also open my hands to accept willingly whatever a loving Father sends me.”
— Catherine Marshall

“This business of hozho. The way I understand it … I’ll use an example. Terrible drought, crops dead, sheep dying. Spring dried out. No water. The Hopi, or the Christian, maybe the Moslem, they pray for rain. The Navajohas the proper ceremony done to restore himself to harmony with the drought. You see what I mean. The system is designed to recognize what’s beyond human power to change, and then to change the human’s attitude to be content with the inevitable.”
— in ‘Sacred Clowns’ by Tony Hillerman

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Of course, these are crazy times to be alive,  when virtually anything could happen next, fortunes are made and lost overnight, friends come and go, and lovers glimpse eternity between fear and ecstasy.

That’s why zillions upon zillions of souls, more than you will ever know, said, “No wa-y-y-y, José.”

And it’s why a few brazen billion, said, “Whoooo-Hooooooooooooooo!”

You so brazen,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Caramel Cocoa Recipe

Here is a delicious drink to warm you up on a cold winter day.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Caramel-Cocoa-Recipe.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 19, 2018

Life

“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”

-Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

We need to ask ourselves: Are we living the life that we want to live? If not, then make some changes! Life is too short, life is too precious, to miss out on. Every moment is holy. It is there for us to embrace. How many moments go by without notice? Are we spending our time analyzing the past, which is done and gone – or planning for the future, which is changing every instant? Or are we living, truly LIVING in this moment, NOW, where our life is taking place? It is not enough to exist, choose to live!

-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 October 18, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for October 18, 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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“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.”
-L.M. Montgomery (1874-1942)

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Daily Good: Ten True Things About Gratefulness

Gratefulness is a deceptively simple practice that has the potential to change your life and those around you. “The benefits of gratitude range from deeper sleep and better health to higher self-esteem and enhanced stress resilience. Gratitude has also been shown to enhance our relationships. And, if that’s not enough, gratitude makes us happier.” And happiness spreads. Here, an ode to the practice in the form of ten truths, from Gratefulness.org.

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2112/ten-true-things-about-gratefulness-kripalu-center-for-yoga-and-health/

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Tetraktys: Five Samhain Spirit Animals You Need to Work With

A spirit animal is a spirit guide that has taken the form of an animal. Spirit guides can be seen from different points of view. Some people see them as distinct entities, or spirits, that come from other planes of existence. Others view spirit guides as reflections of their own psyche or parts of their unconscious.

https://www.thetetraktys.com/2018/five-spirit-animals-you-need-work-samhain/

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MNN: 13 odd facts about Edgar Allan Poe 

Upon the mysterious death of America’s master of mystery and the macabre, the literary rival of Edgar Allan Poe wrote a scathing obituary and biography of the author. However, much of what was written by Poe’s foe, Rufus Griswold, was untrue. Vengeful over things Poe had written about Griswold, the latter’s postmortem portrait of Poe painted him as a womanizing madman, drug-addled and bereft of both morals and friends.

https://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/stories/13-odd-facts-about-edgar-allan-poe

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EarthSky News: Whale songs evolve, but calls persist for generations

Humpback whales have ever-changing and evolving songs. But a new study of whales in Alaska shows their repertoire of calls – including growls, trumpets, and ahoogas – remains more stable. Why?

http://earthsky.org/earth/whale-calls-remain-stable-across-generations

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Patheos-Pagan: Calling out to the Dead

I call out to the dead and the dead call out to me.
There was a time when I was walking down the hall and I smelled her perfume. And I didn’t know what to do. So I stood there, patiently. As though she might round the corner to say hello. I closed my eyes and waited. The smell lingered. The scent was unmistakable.
Jasmine.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/chargedbythegoddess/2018/10/calling-out-to-the-dead/

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Inner Journey: 

STAR CONNECTIONS

“The interchangeability of matter and spirit means the starlit magic of the outermost life of our universe becomes the soul-light magic of the innermost life of our self. The energy of the stars becomes us. We become the energy of the stars. Stardust and spirit unite and we begin: One with the universe. Whole and holy.”
— Dennis J. Kucinich

Ponder the spectre of yourself as one human being in the over six billion people on Earth. See Earth as one tiny planet in a galaxy of billions of stars, and that galaxy as just one of billions of galaxies in our expanding universe. We are so minute as to be nonexistent. And yet, we have the power to visualize, to imagine the entirety of the cosmos.

In your journal, write about the paradox of being both microscopic and immense.

“I think we would be able to live in this world more peaceably if our spirituality were to come from looking not just into infinity but very closely at the world around us — and appreciating its depth and divinity.”
— Thomas Moore

“I would rather live in a world where my life is surrounded by mystery than live in a world so small that my mind could comprehend it.”
— Harry Emerson Fosdick

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Quick! What’s the shortest distance between have and have not?

Right!!! What distance?

You’re there,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Butternut Squash with Macintosh Apples

I just love winter squash. I like it a bit sweet, but do not like having to sweeten it with so much sugar. I thought maybe I could cook apples with it and sweeten it naturally. This is so good, you will love it and you will have the kids eating their veggies like never before!

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Butternut-Squash-with-Macintosh-Apples.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
October 18, 2018

Life

“I slept and dreamt that life was joy.
I awoke and saw that life was duty.
I acted and behold, duty was joy.”

-Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941)

There’s no doubt that life can be hard. And yet life is poetic. What we learn in our time here is beautiful. All that we really take with us is the wisdom we garner. Life is full of joy. We were blessed, against all odds, to be here, in this time and place, in this particular circumstance. It is our duty to live this life and to get all that we can from the experience.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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MBG: Do We Even Know What The Word ‘Happiness’ Means Anymore?

For most of my life, I was guilty of chasing happiness too. But after about five years doing a deep dive into some of this literature on happiness, I realized that our culture’s gold standard definition of “happy” doesn’t match up to the history and research.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/why-you-should-chase-satisfaction-not-happiness

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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 17, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for October 17, 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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Storms make trees take deeper roots.”
-Dolly Parton (b. 1946)

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Spiritual Unite: 20 Twin Flame Signs: Who Is Your Mirror Soul?

I like to think of the meeting of two mirror souls as an existential earthquake: all of a sudden you can sense that an immensely important person has entered your life. All of a sudden you get the overwhelming feeling that your life is going to change in a way you aren’t even aware of yet  and yet you …

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/20-twin-flame-signs-who-is-your-mirror-soul/

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MBG: The 5-Minute Breathing Exercise That’ll Keep You Grounded

It’s easy to get lost in the smaller cycles of existence—the alarm clock that sounds each morning, the daily grind, the commute to and from work. But when we let these habitual actions define our lives, we lose sight of everything that falls in between. Nature’s cycle through the seasons, on the other hand, does not lend itself to monotony. The earth tilts and turns toward the sun in a glorious rotation that manifests as warmer and cooler temperatures, brighter and duller colors, crisp air and cool rain..

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/self-care-ritual-for-autumn

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Did You Know?​​​​​​​
Himalayan pink salt is pink (actually, with hues of pink, red, and white) because it is a full spectrum salt rich in trace minerals. In fact, it contains 84 minerals and elements.

https://thesaltmystery.com/

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Elephant Journal: What Fall teaches us about Letting Go.

As I sit on my back porch, the overcast, chilly gray of the last week has been swept aside, replaced with fluffy clouds and intermittent peeks of blue.
My backyard, a hilly and verdant forest, is in the throes of change.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/10/what-fall-teaches-us-about-letting-go/

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MNN: How to identify poison ivy, oak and sumac

John Manion is a guy who know his plants. That’s not surprising since he’s the curator of the seven-acre Kaul Wildflower Garden, the native plant collection at Birmingham Botanical Garden in Birmingham, Alabama.

Read more……………………

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EarthSky News: Look for Orionid meteors this month

Details on the annual Orionid meteor shower. How and when to watch. In 2018, the peak morning is probably October 21. But start watching now, before dawn!

http://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/everything-you-need-to-know-orionid-meteor-shower

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Patheos-Pagan: 13 Lazy Ways to Celebrate Samhain 

Sometimes we Witches and Pagans just don’t have enough energy for a full on Samhain spectacular. Plus, with the cursing of Trump, the riding around on brooms, and the organizing of the Full Moon potluck every month, it’s hard to take the time for a full Sabbat celebration. If you are finding yourself a bit lazy this year, here are 13 lazy ways to celebrate Samhain. So you know, you can still call yourself a Witch, even if you’re phoning it in.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/thewitchesnextdoor/2018/10/13-lazy-ways-to-celebrate-samhain/

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Inner Journey: 

SING YOUR OWN SONG

“Since you are like no other being ever created since the beginning of time, you are incomparable.”
— Brenda Ueland

Great forces are directing you to conform to the patterns of your society. You have DNA that has been handed down from generation to generation, coding repeated behaviour patterns into your being. You have archetypal energies setting the standards for how you behave as a man or a woman, as husband or wife, as father or mother …. You are immersed in consensual reality, whereby the world around you reflects societal understanding of how life has been and is to be.

At the same time, you have an even greater force within you inspiring you to wake up and recognize the reality of who you are. This force, the creative power underlying the entire universe, is urging you to create brand new standards of reality.

The status quo is blind to our creative power. Create a brand new world for yourself, one that meets your deepest needs, and you will help raise the quality of consciousness of the entire world.

“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”
— Gandhi

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

How you feel is more important than anything else.

And this is something you get to choose, moment by moment.

Supercoolhappy works for me,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Mango Cream Cake 

It’s commonly called mango float. It’s a no cook graham and mango combined with cream which is sometimes mistaken as mango ice cream because of it’s creamy components.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Mango-Cream-Cake.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
October 17, 2018

Life

“Life is what happens to you
While you’re busy
Making other plans.”

-John Lennon (1940-1980)

We go about our lives trying really hard to keep everything in order, all the plates spinning: jobs, family, friends, community responsibilities, etc. But every once in awhile something happens that is beyond our reach, out of our control. Maybe someone we love gets sick, or we have a bad financial setback. Now our attention is elsewhere, and it seems that everything else gets out of balance, too. The truth is that we can’t control everything, and that we probably wouldn’t be any good at it if we could! But we can control our responses to these unexpected situations. We can use our problems as opportunities to learn and to grow. These are the times when we find that reserve of strength that was there all along. We discover more of who we really are, and what we’re really capable of.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: What is the Difference Between Reacting and Responding
Learn to respond instead of react.

Everyone has had those moments when they acted without thinking. A person’s child was running at the pool, and they fell and hit their head. The frightened parent starts yelling at the child. A coworker makes a teasing comment about how tired a person must be after hosting a family reunion. The person snaps something insulting back because they actually spent all weekend fighting with their father. A person comes home to find that their new puppy has chewed up the couch. They start screaming at the dog.
Read more at http://www.beliefnet.com/wellness/what-is-the-difference-between-reacting-and-responding.aspx#7mJhzKjM0PMXddQt.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 October 16, 2018

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for October 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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The hollow winds begin to blow,
The clouds look black, the glass is low;
The soot falls down, the spaniels sleep,
And spiders from their cobwebs peep.
-Dr. Edward Jenner (1749-1823)

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Spiritual Unite: 7 Signature Signs Of Starseeds And Lightworkers

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

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

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MBG: How The Moon Phases Can Make Your Workday More Effective

“Using astrology, and the moon, in particular, for your business means working with the cosmic cycles versus against them,” Gordon told me. It’s no lie the moon has gained some popularity this year. Just think about how many rituals it has had in its honor, like full moon releases and new moon rituals. Everyone seems to be drinking the lunar Kool-Aid, and for good reason.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/astrology-for-career

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Daily Good: Raise Your Children to Be Happy, Healthy, Complete

Parents today … want the very best for our kids. We want them to be smart, athletic, healthy, kind, happy, polite, disciplined, creative and more. We want to give them everything! Kids on the other hand, are growing up bombarded by technology, needing to compete in every way, comparing themselves with others, trying to be perfect and please their parents, wanting to fit in. As a result, they are often anxious, stressed at a very young age, display behavioural issues, have little self esteem and are simply not happy. So, from the parents whose intention is so sincere, to the kids who are trying to keep up on all fronts, what needs to change? What is missing?

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2098/raise-your-children-to-be-happy-healthy-complete-ariane-de-bonvoisin/

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Spirituality & Health: Letting Go When You’re Holding On
BY JULIE PETERS
As the seasons shift from light, bright summer to the darker, more serious and more reflective fall season, I’m thinking about harvest time. It’s a good time to prioritize and protect what’s working in our lives and make an effort to cut away the dead branches, to weed the garden. It’s a good time for letting go

https://spiritualityhealth.com/blogs/downward-blog-a-life-in-yoga/2018/10/11/letting-go-when-youre-holding-on#

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EarthSky News: Moon and Mars on October 17 and 18

These next few evenings – October 17 and 18, 2018 – that bright “star” near the moon on the sky’s dome is actually the red planet Mars. As darkness falls, you might also see the star Fomalhaut a big hop to the southeast (lower left) of the moon and Mars. Although Fomalhaut ranks as 1st-magnitude star, this star pales in comparison to Mars, which is presently some 6 times brighter than Fomalhaut.

http://earthsky.org/tonight/moon-and-mars-on-october-17-and-18

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Patheos-Pagan: 10 Ways to Annoy Everyone At Samhain

It’s Samhain! Don’t let the holiday of death and darkness get too drab. Make sure to liven things up this season with these easy tips. Some people might find them annoying, but that’s really just their Shadow side ready to release the un-fun parts of themselves. Have at it!

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/doubletoilandresist/2018/10/10-ways-to-annoy-everyone-at-samhain/

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Inner Journey: 

THE PARADOX OF LIFE’S JOURNEY

“It is only when we realize that life is taking us nowhere that it begins to have meaning.”
— P.D. Ouspensky

“All major mystical traditions have recognized that there is a paradox at the heart of the journey of return to Origin. …Put simply, this is that we are already what we seek, and that what we are looking for on the Path with such an intensity of striving and passion and discipline is already within and around us at all moments. The journey and all its different ordeals are all emanations of the One Spirit that is manifesting everything in all dimensions; every rung of the ladder we climb toward final awareness is made of the divine stuff of awareness itself; Divine Consciousness is at once creating and manifesting all things and acting in and as all things in various states of self-disguise throughout all the different levels and dimensions of the universe.”
— Andrew Harvey

“Look at you, you madman, Screaming you are thirsty And are dying in a desert when all around you there is nothing but water!”
— Kabir

“After changes upon changes, we are more or less the same.”
— Paul Simon

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe 

There’s so much time in a day.

You could have breakfast, lunch, and dinner on 3 different continents.

You could outline the book you’re going to write, start the screenplay adaptation, and watch “Gone With The Wind,” before the sun even sets.

Spend a day at work, and still have 16 hours left over.

Hey, the record for climbing Mt. Everest is under 9 hours, leaving 15 to nap and go Yeti searching. There’s so much time in a day, Cat. So much.

You’re rich,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Apple Pumpkin Bread

Ahh, it’s Fall! Time for Fall cooking. The wonderful aromatic scents of all those spices! You will love this easy bread.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Apple-Pumpkin-Bread.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
October 16, 2018 

Life

“Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.” -Samuel Butler (1835-1902)

Can’t you just picture that? It’s so true! Here we are, living our lives, not really knowing what we’re doing until actually doing it. We’re finding our way, step by step, day by day. We will stumble, hit some sour notes, learn a few lessons, and write our own songs. An audience may reject our music, or embrace it, but we keep on playing because the instrument is there for us. And someday, with enough practice, we will be a master life-liver, a virtuoso!

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 9 Smart Ways to Deal With Toxic People
Don’t fuel their fire because they want to get arise out you and their toxicity could find its way into your life. Here are nine smart ways to deal with toxic people

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 October 10, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for October 10, 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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Here was October, here
Was ruddy October, the old harvester,
Wrapped like a beggared sachem in a coat
Of tattered tanager and partridge feathers.

-Stephen Vincent Ben’t (1898-1943)

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Spirituality & Health: Yes, Grownups Need a Bedtime

Getting the recommended 7 to 9 hours of sleep a night can be challenging enough. Kids come pussyfooting in and wake us up at 2 a.m. Or we stay up too late binge-watching TV, or we burn the midnight oil on a work project. As if getting enough sleep isn’t already a high bar to reach, researchers tell us to also keep an eye on irregular sleep patterns. For this week’s Healthy Habit, let’s look at three reasons adults need regular bedtimes

https://spiritualityhealth.com/articles/2018/10/08/yes-grownups-need-a-bedtime

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MBG: Scottish doctors prescribe bird-watching, walking and other ‘nature prescriptions’

Mother Nature offers amazing benefits. A stroll in the fresh air can clear your head, relax your body and just make you feel better. Now doctors in Scotland are encouraging some patients to get outdoors for some natural medicine.

Doctors in Shetland, an archipelago of Scotland, are going to start prescribing bird-watching, taking rambling walks and picking up driftwood from the beach to help with health and well-being.

Read more…….

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Daily Good: Myron Eshowky: A Deeper Listening

“When I was 6 years old, I began to go for an hour every day, before school had started, to work with a speech therapist who taught me to put my hand on her throat, and my throat, and then focus on matching her vibration as she would make a sound, because I had to learn how to talk. One of the things I noted right away was that when we matched vibration, I became really connected with her. It was a feeling of connection in my heart, a feeling of love that I would feel for her in those moments.” Myron Eshowsky is a shamanic healer, mediator, consultant and author who was born with congenital severe hearing loss that he learnt to adapt into a skill for deep listening.

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2032/myron-eshowky-a-deeper-listening-awakin-call-editors/

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Elephant Journal: A Samhain Practice to fill you as the Nights Grow Long.

My spiritual journey began consciously at age 23, when I attended a Women’s Conference at the Unitarian Church called “Women in Religion—A Walk in Many Worlds.”
It was hosted by the late Margot Adler, NPR Reporter and granddaughter of famed psychiatrist, Alfred Adler.
That weekend, she introduced us to Earth-based, goddess-centered spirituality.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/10/a-samhain-practice-to-fill-you-as-the-nights-grow-long/

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MNN: Utah comes alive in a spectacular array of fall colors

Utah’s Logan Canyon is putting on quite a show. As autumn sets in, the forests have transformed into a dazzling display of colors.

Logan Canyon is located in the Bear River Mountains of northeastern Utah, and the variety of hues and tones are from the assortment of trees that dot the landscape — Douglas hawthorn, canyon maple, scrub oak, quaking aspen, serviceberries, evergreens and more

Read more………………….

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EarthSky News: After sunset – October 10, 11 and 12, 2018 – look for the young moon and the king planet Jupiter in the western twilight dusk.

The whisker-thin evening crescent may be a challenge to spot at dusk October 10. Day by day, the waxing crescent will widen and brighten and stay out longer after sunset.

http://earthsky.org/tonight/see-moon-jupiter-at-dusk-october-10-12

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Patheos-Pagan: Witchcraft & Voodoo: Marriage and Handfasting 

In this episode, Lilith Dorsey of Voodoo Universe and I discuss the details of how marriage and handfasting rituals work in our traditions. We found we had an amazing amount in common.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/betweentheshadows/2018/10/witchcraft-voodoo-marriage-handfasting/

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Inner Journey:

DEFINE ‘RICH’

“It ain’t so much trouble to get rich as it is to tell when we have got rich.”
— Josh Billings

How do you define ‘rich’?

If you want greater wealth, what does that mean for you? A large annual income? If so, how large? A beautiful home? Health? Security? Happiness? To be in service?

Get really specific about what would bring you a rich life. There are no right and wrong answers here. Don’t judge your desires. Just dig deep to discover what it is that you really want. If you want things, explore what qualities of life those things representto you.

“No one can tell whether they are richer or poor by turning to their ledger. It is the heart that makes a person rich. One is rich according to what one is, not according to what one has.”
— Henry Ward Beecher

“If we command our wealth, we shall be rich and free. If our wealth commands us, we are poor indeed.”
— Edmund Burke

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

What do you now fear?

How will you use this?

You’re welcome,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Crumb-Topped Blueberry Cake

This delicious and simple blueberry cake is topped with a nutty crumb topping. You can use either fresh or frozen blueberries, making this a recipe you can enjoy year round.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Crumb-Topped-Blueberry-Cake-1.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
October 10, 2018 

Prayer

“Tomorrow I plan to work, work, from early until late. In fact I have so much to do that I shall spend the first three hours in prayer.”

-Martin Luther

Martin Luther knew that with so much work to do that he needed help. And he knew where to go for help and guidance. The more clear our thoughts, the more direction we allow ourselves to receive, then the faster and easier we will get there, and the more we will accomplish with the least amount of effort.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Tetraktys: The History of Halloween & Samhain – All You Need to Know

This week I’m writing about the History of Samhain and Halloween. First, you will learn about the ancient festival of Samhain. Then, I will explain how Samhain became Halloween. Finally, you will learn how Samhain has been brought back to life by Wiccans.

https://www.thetetraktys.com/2018/history-halloween-samhain-all-you-need-know/

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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/

Thought For The Day: Oct. 31, 2017 “Samhain Blessings”

Happy Tuesday,

To my Witchy and Pagan family, I wish you a blessed Samhain! May the loving energy of your ancestors surround you as we close out the old year and welcome a brand new cycle!

Daily Thought

I invite you to check out my Facebook group, Sacred Spirals: The place where all paths meet at https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/

Cat’s Bits for October 29 – Nov.4 Thinning

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Cat’s Bits for October 29 – Nov.4 Thinning

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October Events:

Oct. 31 Samhain / Halloween

November Events:

Nov. 1 All Saints Day

Nov. 4 Full Mourning Moon at 1:23 am EST

Nov. 5 Daylight saving Time ends at 2:00 am EST

Nov. 7 Samhain crossquarter day

Nov. 11 Veteran’s Day

Nov. 18 New Moon at 6:42 am EST

Nov. 21 Sun enters Sagittarius at 10:05 pm EST

Nov. 23 Thanksgiving Day USA

Nov. 25 Celtic Tree Month of Elder begins

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Summer has come and gone and with the passing of Mabon the Wheel of the Year turns to Samhain, the mid point between the Autumn Equinox and the Winter Solstice. This is a special time.  You can feel the energy stretching and becoming thin as the earth draws her life essence back within as she prepares  for the dark half of the year. For those who are energy sensitive it can be a buzzing or tingling sensation. I personally enjoy this time of year and the unique energy aspect that it creates.

Thinning

The veil thins and the season thins as well………
Rising energy draws the life force from all of nature;
Leaving behind the drained and withered shells of what was…..

Today, the spirits of nature are dying…………
Receding within before sucumbing to the dark sleep;
Lending their energy to the Otherworld as the veil thins……

Tomorrow, the door to the Hall of Ancestors opens…..
Voices born upon the wind, spectral yet reassuring;
Drifting gently like leaves upon the currents……

Power shimmers from heaven and earth……….
The veil thins further…growing, stretching and becomes taut;
Almost to breaking, the time of high magick is here..don’t blink…

As with all things, nothing is permanent………..
The moment passes, soundlessly sliding back into shape;
Thickening, spiraling out like ripples on a pond………

With a silent sigh, all of nature relaxes…….
Easing into dark slumber, to flow upon it’s natural course;
Resting, gaining strength, contemplating the coming cycle…

© CatSister/LBolotin

Bright Blessings for a Magickal Week!

Cat

 

Laura (Cat) Bolotin has been following an eclectic pagan/spiritual path for over 25 years. She currently lives in Western Colorado where she enjoys communing with nature, desert crawling, belly dancing, nature photography, jewelry crafting and writing stuff she hopes will help others along their path. She is married and owned by 6 cats.

 

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Please feel free to check out my websites!

The Desert Path: The Dusty Ramblings of a Desert Pagan and Cat’s Treasure Trove: An eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com/

Sacred Spirals on Facebook: The Place Where All Paths Meet  https://www.facebook.com/groups/sacredSpirals/

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