Cat’s Morning Bits for November 26, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for November 26, 2018

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

Blessings, Cat

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Giving has many faces: It is loud and quiet,
Big, though small, diamond in wood-nails.
Its story is old, the plot worn and the pages too,
But we read this book, anyway, over and again.

-Alberto R�os (b. 1952)

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Tetraktys: Ego Death – How to Get Rid of Your Ego

I’ve said it before on this blog and I’m not alone in saying it: your ego is your enemy. Usually, when we think about our own suffering, we tend to stay at a superficial level. You tell yourself that your suffering is caused by things such as a lack of money, mean people around you or past failures. All of those things have a root cause which is much deeper, and that is the fact that you keep clinging to your sense of pride, or your ego.

https://www.thetetraktys.com/2018/ego-death-how-to-get-rid-of-your-ego/

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MBG: Weekly Horoscope: A Once-A-Decade Transit Is Asking All Of Us To Think A Little Bigger

On Monday, the Sun and Jupiter are asking us to think big.
Are you thinking big enough—and broad enough? Even if you’re certain that you are, challenge yourself to stretch just a liiiiittle bit further this Monday, November 26. The reason being? Fortuitous Jupiter and the dashing Sun are hosting their annual meetup, and this year, they’re throwing a homecoming party in expansive Sagittarius, which is the red-spotted planet’s provenance.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/weekly-horsocope-november-26-december-2-2018

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Daily Good: Sustainability and the Sacred

Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, Sufi teacher and author, implores us to change our present global predicament by changing our consciousness. Our current mindset sees Earth as a resource. He argues that this worldview creates a sense of separation and one in which we have forgotten the sacred nature of the Earth. If we embrace the sacred in all of life, we will remember our primal relationship to the Earth, reconnect with an ancient knowing and respond from a place of balance. This is the nature of real sustainability and what we need to avoid ecological disaster.

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2144/sustainability-and-the-sacred-llewellyn-vaughan-lee/

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Elephant Journal: The Miracle of feeling Dark when everyone else is Light

This day and age, with so much Insta-positivity, we are told—during our darkest times—to just hang in there.
To “grow through what you go through.”
Yes, the miracle of darkness at various points in life is that the light eventually replaces it. However, when in the depths of the bleakest night, hearing watered down positive quotes can be less than helpful.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/11/thanksgiving-pleasantries/

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MNN: How a stray cat and music changed this man’s outlook on life

Sarper Duman has become something of an internet sensation because of how cute his cats look when he plays the piano. As you can see in the video above, they’re entranced by the music, and, in some cases, by him.

https://www.mnn.com/family/pets/stories/stray-cat-and-music-changed-mans-outlook-life

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EarthSky News: Watch for the moon and the Twins

On November 25 and 26, 2018 – before going to bed, look for the moon in your eastern sky. It’ll be a bright waning gibbous moon, and you might notice two bright stars in its vicinity. These stars are noticeable for being both bright and close together on the sky’s dome, and that is why – in legends of the sky – they often represent Twins.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/moon-in-gemini-near-castor-and-pollux

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Patheos-Pagan: Building a Devotional Practice with the Land

Working with High Days is a wonderful thing, but High Days come and go eight times a year. What can someone do if they want to develop a monthly, weekly, or daily practice? This series of articles will investigate building a devotional practice with the Three Realms, namely, Land, Sea, and Sky. Lunar-based devotional practices will also be discussed as part of the Sky realm.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/fromacommonwell/2018/11/building-a-devotional-practice-with-land-sea-and-sky/

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Inner Journey:

DARE TO RISK

“To try is to risk failure. But risk must be taken because the greatest hazard of life is to risk nothing. The person who risks nothing does nothing, has nothing, is nothing. He may avoid suffering and sorrow, but he simply cannot learn, feel, change, grow, live, and love.”
— Leo Buscaglia

Daring to risk is an essential step to self empowerment. This is the key to breaking out of stuck thinking and behaviour. It is about breaking through the comfort zones and barriers. It is about experiencing new levels of mind and feelings. It is about experiencing more life.

“A life spent in making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.”
— George Bernard Shaw

“Only those who risk going too far can know how far they can go.”
— Unknown source

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A Note from the Universe

The good news is that really and truly there’s never, ever been any such thing as bad news. And you’ll see this one day, if you don’t already.

Not that you weren’t one heck of a rebounder when you thought there was…

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Pineapple Cookies

Try making delicious cookies with a pineapple flavor as a special treat for the lovers of this tropical fruit, in your home

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Pineapple-Cookie-Recipes-1.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, Reconciliations, 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
November 26, 2018

Time

“If we take care of the moments, the years will take care of themselves.”

-Maria Edgeworth (1801)

We don’t need to plan too far ahead, sometimes it’s better to go with the flow. If we are living in the now, doing good work and making good use of our time, everything is going to unfold exactly as it is meant to. It’s the same thing as “you reap what you sow.” Invest minutes and reap hours – Sow kindness, love and compassion and reap those rewards – an abundant harvest awaits!

-Lissa Coffey

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Beliefnet: Making Self-Care a Lifestyle
Many of us wrongly think that “self-care” is the same thing as being “selfish.” Nothing could be further from the truth. It is only when we take care of ourselves that we are able to properly take care…

Read more…………….

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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)
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On a Positive Note: Cat’s Angel Message for November 14, 2018 

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On a Positive Note: Cat’s Angel Message for November 14, 2018 

November’s Theme: Our goal this month lies in watching our thoughts.  Remember that POSITIVE opens and draws and NEGATIVE closes and blocks. Stay focused on what you want and not what you fear.


It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves. – Edmund Hillary


1114: Our message today combines the power of positive thought with self care. It’s hard to be positive all the time and this is normal. We all slip occasionally and it’s okay! The thing about negative thought patterns is that by holding on to them it can cause self harm through lack of self care. The Universe is telling us that self care is important because if we are unable to help ourselves first we won’t be able to help those who need us. Did you know that you can turn a negative statement into a positive one by eliminating the words “IF”= That’s never going to happen and “BUT”= I lack faith and self confidence, from your positive thought vocabulary. Replace If with WHEN and But with HOWEVER and it will give your statement a positive push. If you are having trouble with being or staying positive take the time to ground-center-clear and remember to breathe. Ask the universe to help you and let yourself be open to the assistance that is waiting for you.


Archangel Jophiel helps us to bounce back from negative people and situations. She fills our spirit with beauty and surrounds us with divine love. The Chinese goddess Kuan Yin helps to replenish our being as she helps us embrace compassion for our own well being. She tells us “You are a beautiful soul and have so much to offer. I can guide you on the path of self love and help you to embrace the confidence you need to free your mind, heart and spirit.”


Our Sacred Stone for today is Azurite-Malachite. this powerful combination stone helps us to create new energy through focus on the acceptance of our own power which reduces our stress levels.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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Taking Care of You: Cat’s Angel Message for October 14, 2018

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Taking Care of You: Cat’s Angel Message for October 14, 2018 

October’s Theme: Divine guidance and messages. Thoughts, ideas, insights, or even warnings. These messages are important for us personally, emotionally and spiritually so work on staying open to the information that you receive.


Self-care is critical to having a strong inner foundation. Taking good care of YOU means the people in your life will receive the best of you rather than what is left of you. – Lorraine Cohen


1014:  Every so often the angels encourage us to take some time for a little self care. Today the angels are reminding us that we can’t take of others if we don’t take care of ourselves first. Start your day by performing a self check, ground, center and release any negative energy that is stuck to you. (You can call upon Archangel Michael to help with this…. see our Angelic Helper below). Then do something nice for yourself! Unplug for awhile, meditate, buy yourself a gift, take a walk or even a home spa treatment. Just spend a little quality time with yourself.
Affirm : “I am healthy, whole and complete!”


Archangel Michael can help cut away all psychic hooks, lines and cords that are draining your energy, he will help you, you just need to make the request of him. I perform this weekly and phrase this request like this: “Archangel Michael, please cut away all psychic hooks, lines and cords that have attached to me by others, not to do them harm simply to return what does not belong to me. Fill me with love and peace”


Use Amethyst to help cleanse your aura and heal any holes that psychic nasties leave behind. This stone will also offer protection and draw Michael’s energy to you.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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Cat’s Morning Bits for October 5, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for October 5, 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 trees are in their autumn beauty,
The woodland paths are dry,
Under the October twilight the water
Mirrors a still sky.
-William Butler Yeats (1865-1939)

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Spiritual Unite: When You Are Feeling Your Soulmates Emotions

Soulmates are people whose souls belong to the same soul group. This means, in essence, that the souls of two soulmates are more innately connected and attuned with each other due to their close relationship in what is often described as the tree of consciousness. We can think of soulmates as belonging to the same soul family or soul tribe.

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/when-you-are-feeling-your-soulmates-emotions/

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MBG: There Are Two Kinds Of Kindness, And They Affect Your Brain Differently

You know that warm, expansive feeling that rolls over you when you pay for a stranger’s soy latte, let a few cars merge in front of you during rush hour, or toss a five spot into a street musician’s guitar case? Turns out, the buzz we get from giving without expecting anything in return is quite unique.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/the-two-kinds-of-kindness-and-how-they-affect-your-brain

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Elephant Journal: What a False Prophet, Nasty Guru & a Bliss Babe taught me about Self-Love.

Nothing is static, especially enlightenment.
Awakening to our true nature does not mean liberation from one’s personality (and its shadow), but rather, a new relationship to it.
I learned both of these in the seven years since an overnight spiritual awakening, which catapulted me into a surreal peace, followed by years of hyper-synchronicity, and rare, but intense, episodes of suffering.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/10/what-a-false-prophet-nasty-guru-a-bliss-babe-taught-me-about-self-love/

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MNN: Maybe those dreams you’ve been having aren’t so far out after all

All that data we collect during the day turns into unicorns at night

A good brain never sleeps.
In fact, it stays up all night to crunch the data we collect by day. And considering all that information — the countless experiences and feelings and sensations of daily life — you might imagine things get a little wild in there.

And so too do our dreams.

https://www.mnn.com/green-tech/research-innovations/stories/why-we-have-strange-dreams-problem-solving

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EarthSky News: Next few mornings Moon and Leo before sunup

The lit portion of the waning moon always points eastward. That’s also the moon’s direction of travel in front of the background stars.

http://earthsky.org/tonight/moon-and-leo-before-dawn-october-5-7

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Patheos-Pagan: 6 Ways to Talk to the Gods (and How to Listen for an Answer) 

As anyone who’s read this blog for more than a week knows, I’m a polytheist. I do my best to form and maintain respectful, reciprocal relationships with the Gods who I honor and serve. And relationships require constant communication.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/johnbeckett/2018/10/6-ways-to-talk-to-the-gods.html

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Inner Journey: 

MAKE TIME FOR YOURSELF

“What is it that makes all of us end each day with the sense that we have not lived our time, but have been lived, used by what we do?”
— Jacob Needleman

How can you free up more time for yourself?

All of the great masters counsel that we need time daily for solitude. And if we want our journey in life to be meaningful, then surely we need some free time each day to explore our inner landscapes and uncover our passions. What activities can you cutout of your life to give you more growing room?

“Why has time disappeared in our culture? How is it that after decades of inventions and new technologies devoted to saving time and labor, the result is that there is no time left? We are a time-poor society; we aretemporally impoverished. And there is no issue, no aspect of human life, that exceeds this in importance. The destruction of time is literally the destruction of life.”
— Jacob Needleman

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A Note from the Universe

Whatever you think someone else is thinking, they’re probably not.

But they are receiving signals about what you think they’re thinking, … and these signals could change what they’re thinking.

So connected,

The Universe

The Universe

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Today’s Recipe: Lebanese Roast Chicken

I tweaked an old Lebanese kabob-type recipe and used a whole chicken so I could just marinate it, throw it in the oven, and forget about it. I served it with some warm flatbread and yogurt. I love using the roasted chicken’s super flavourful bones and pieces to make a hearty chicken broth for another meal. I butterflied my chicken for more uniform cooking. You also get better results for crispy skin this way, if you’re into it.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Lebanese-Roast-Chicken.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 5, 2018

Nature

“The natural world is dynamic. From the expanding universe to the hair on a baby’s head, nothing is the same from now to the next moment.”

-Helen Hoover, The Waiting Hills, 1963

It is true that we are constantly changing. We understand and even welcome change when it comes to nature. We look forward to the warmth of Summer after a rainy spring. We do not mourn when Autumn turns to Winter – because we realize that it is time moving forward, that it is all a part of the cycle necessary for growth and evolution. And still, as humans, we tend to resist change, to deny it, or fight it. But Nature and its laws understand that we all fit into the big picture, and so we are along for the ride, like it or not! We might as well enjoy it, appreciate it, and learn and grow from the experience.

-Lissa Coffey

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Beliefnet: 5 Self-Care Tips That Will Help You Take Back Your Life
Taking care of yourself can help you take control of your life.

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/

Amazing Things: Cat’s Angel Message for July 31, 2018 

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 July’s Theme: Pay attention to your path. Spirit is speaking to you so get ready to receive some important guidance. If something compels you to take action this is the time to go for it!


When you have confidence, you can have a lot of fun. And when you have fun, you can do amazing things. – Joe Namath


731:  As the month of July comes to a close take a moment to give yourself a big hug. We’ve done a lot of work recently so be sure to acknowledge your personal growth. This is an important part of your self care routine, so don’t sell yourself short. Celebrate your wins and the effort you put forth.  Today the Angels are telling us that the work we have done is paying off even if the results aren’t visible yet. Continue the self care routine from yesterday and focus on centering and balancing as this will be important for the work that begins in August. The Universe wants you to know that you have grown in ways that you can’t begin to imagine (yet).. so stay focused, confident and above all believe in yourself!


Call on your favorite Angel, Ascended Master or Deity today. Ask for assistance wherever you need it most. Use your favorite Sacred Stones today or use Rose Quartz to promote self care, inner peace and love, Mossy Agate to connect to our Earth Mother or Hematite to to help you ground and center.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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 Invisible and Untouchable: Cat’s Angel Message for July 30, 2018 

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 Invisible and Untouchable: Cat’s Angel Message for July 30, 2018 

 July’s Theme: Pay attention to your path. Spirit is speaking to you so get ready to receive some important guidance. If something compels you to take action this is the time to go for it!


Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable. – R. Buckminster Fuller


730:  Our message today invites us to indulge in a little self care. In order to hear and receive both divine guidance, as well as our own, we must take care of ourselves. This involves keeping our energy field clear so that we can be (and stay) focused and centered. Everyday our energy field absorbs bits and pieces of what goes on around us and these things can knock us out of balance. This balance is important when it comes to receiving guidance and messages. Take some time today to ground, center and clear. Clean up your path, pick a few weeds, plant something new and even blow a few dandelions. Don’t forget to harvest some good things along the way….. you’ve earned it!


Call on Archangel Raguel today to give you a boost of energy and to help bring order to your thoughts or Archangel Michael to help clear our energy field. The Ascended Master El Morya helps us with the ground-center-clear process by shielding us from negative energy and the British Goddess Sulis teaches us about the healing and spiritually cleansing power of water. She tells us,  “Look to the elemental power of water for healing and comfort. Water has the power to cleanse away heavy and harmful energies from your body, your spirit and energy field as well.”


Our Sacred Stone for today is Rose Quartz. Use this gentle stone to shower yourself with loving care and to send healing to those little places that most need it.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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Joy and Laughter: Cat’s Angel Message for July 23, 2018 

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Joy and Laughter: Cat’s Angel Message for July 23, 2018 

 July’s Theme: Pay attention to your path. Spirit is speaking to you so get ready to receive some important guidance. If something compels you to take action this is the time to go for it!


Let there be more joy and laughter in your living. – Eileen Caddy


723: Today is a self care day and the Universe is encouraging us to perform a balance check.

  • Are you taking enough time for yourself or are you giving it all away?
  • Are you achieving balance between work and your personal life?
  • Are you giving and receiving  energy equally? Or tipping the scales?

Taking the time to to see where we stand is important. Remember, if our energy is off kilter it drains our energy making us tired, emotional, anxious, depressed, cranky or even just plain angry. The Ascended Masters are stepping in to assist today as they have a more intimate knowledge of the problems and feelings we face everyday.  Even if you have no pressing issues today their presence and loving energy can enliven and uplift you. Today is also a good time to ground-clear and center. This helps to not only free up our energy but opens us to the supportive energies sent by the universe.


The Ascended Master Buddha is called the Enlightened or Awakened One. During his life he lived as both prince and ascetic. When he achieved true enlightenment he came to realize that the key to happy living required moderation and balance in all things. Ascended Master Maitreya, (Laughing Buddha) teaches us that laughter is an essential part of self care. The power of laughter clears and resets or energy field by releasing tension and emotions that have been help in check.


Our Sacred Stone for today is Amethyst.This beautiful crystal is used by Tibetan monks to honor Buddha. If you’re feeling crafty make yourself a set of prayer beads to honor him and use for meditation (these are great for Archangel Michael as well).


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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