Cat’s Morning Bits for December 14, 2018

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for December 14, 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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In drear nighted December,
Too happy, happy tree,
Thy branches ne’er remember
Their green felicity-
The north cannot undo them
With a sleety whistle through them
Nor frozen thawings glue them
From budding at the prime.

-John Keats (1795-1821)

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Beliefnet Astrology: Six Ways Crystal can Change your Life

People have been calling me the Crystal Chick for years. I love crystals and their ability to subtly but profoundly change our energy, health and aura. We use crystals in computers and clocks but they can be very helpful in our personal lives. There are six main areas in which crystals can change your life for the better.
https://www.beliefnet.com/inspiration/astrology/6-ways-crystal-can-change-your-life.aspx#ffhERpcqfDiswcYo.99

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MBG: This Is What Actually Attracts People To You 

Over time, I’ve learned to understand words like “beauty” and “attractiveness” in a different way—not in terms of physical appearances but in terms of what I refer to as radiance. Radiance is that je ne c’est quoi that spins heads when you walk into a room. It creates a door where there was once a wall. It has nothing to do with age, body shape, or physical features.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/more-attractive

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Daily Good: 8 World-Views and Practices by Mark Nepo

Since prehistoric hunters had to work together in order to survive, people have had to learn how to share both the workload and the harvest, and the problems and the joys. Through the centuries, traditions have formed and complexities have grown. But the health of all community depends on how we treat each other. This article explores eight worldviews and the practices they offer. Each can help us stay wholehearted, authentic, and in true relationship to life and each other.

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2157/8-world-views-and-practices-by-mark-nepo-mark-nepo/

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MNN: 8 things to know about the winter solstice

“A day without sunshine is like, you know, night,” quipped Steve Martin — and indeed, even a day with less sunshine can feel a bit dark. Our world depends on the light radiating from that big star we traipse around, and when it’s in short supply, we feel it. But if you count yourself among those who don’t love waking up before the sun rises and getting off work after it has set, things are about to lighten up. Hello, winter solstice!

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/climate-weather/stories/8-things-know-about-winter-solstice

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EarthSky News: Time to look for Mercury and Jupiter below Venus

Now – mid-December 2018 – it’s time to get outside in the early morning and try to spot our sun’s innermost planet, Mercury. Look east, the sunrise direction. You can’t miss super-bright Venus. Mercury is below it, near the sunrise point. If you look extra hard with the unaided eye or binoculars, you might spot bright Jupiter near the horizon, too, on a line with Venus and Mercury.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/seek-for-mercury-beneath-venus-at-dawn

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Patheos-Pagan: Yule Shopping? What To Get For The Witch Or Pagan Who Has Everything

Odds are pretty likely you’re still shopping for holiday gifts, or perhaps you haven’t even started yet. And maybe you have that friend whom you know is either a witch, pagan, polytheist, or some general form of occultist. What in the name of the gods above and below can you get them that doesn’t look like some generic “Here’s a random candle, knock yourself out!” type of a present?

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/teaaddictedwitch/2018/12/yule-shopping-witch-pagan/

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Inner Journey

REVIEW YOUR LIFE

“Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action.”
— James Levin

Take a few minutes today to reflect on what has happened recently and to put the last week in perspective. What made an impact on you this last week? What do you want to set as a goal for next week?

Reflection helps us step back from the details of our lives and see the bigger picture with fresh eyes. It’s worth a few moments of your time. Review your week and come up with at least one conclusion, insight or learning and write it in your journal.

“Just because we increase the speed of information doesn’t mean we can increase the speed of decisions. Pondering, reflecting and ruminating are undervalued skills in our culture.”
— Dale Dauten

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A Note from the Universe

Today don’t think or say, “I’m tired,” “I’m hurt,” “I’m angry.” Don’t even think or say, “I’m happy.”

Instead, think and say, “I’ve chosen to be tired, hurt, angry.” Or better still, “I’m choosing to be happy.”

You don’t get “hit” by feelings, you feel them based on your perceptions, and you perceive based on your beliefs, and you believe as you choose.

You are your words,

The Universe

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Today’s Recipe: Holiday Veggie or Fruit Tree

A festive holiday centerpiece can be created with vegetables or fruits for family gatherings and parties. This page contains holiday veggie or fruit tree.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Holiday-Veggie-or-Fruit-Tree-1.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
December 14, 2018

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“If we could all hear one another’s prayers, God might be relieved of some of his burden.”

-Ashleigh Brilliant
We are here as angels, emissaries, to do God’s work, to help each other. We can hear one another’s prayers if we just listen. We are all one in spirit, and we all want the same things – love, respect, acknowledgment, a purpose. Think about all that we can do for each other to provide those very important things. It could be so simple, and so beautiful, and mean so much.

-Lissa Coffey

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Beliefnet: 6 Easy Tricks to Feel More Confident

Confidence is something that almost everyone alive today wants. Single people proclaim loudly that confidence is seen as sexy. Employers claim that confident employees are a must. Even parents teach their children to value confidence.

Read More…………….

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

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Thought For The Day: Dec. 10, 2018 “Rock On”

Happy Monday,

Self confidence is always attractive and never goes out of style. So let’s start the new week by embracing our confidence and sharing our “glam-rock” sparkle with the world! Now get out there and be a rock star!

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Stars and Snowflakes: Cat’s Angel Message for September 27, 2018 

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Stars and Snowflakes: Cat’s Angel Message for September 27, 2018 

September’s Theme: This month will involve working on our Life Mission/ Purpose. Sometimes we have a clear vision of what that is and sometimes we don’t.  Remember that everything you do has an impact on your world and the people in it and around you.  It can be simple, like making “tiny miracles” happen for others or even making your own life or the life of a loved one better. Sometime’s the small things are the best!


We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand – and melting like a snowflake. – Marie B. Ray


927:  We will continue talking about our support system today.  Having a great support system can help give us the confidence to move forward with our goals and dreams. However,the truth is that your own self confidence will help you far more. By believing in yourself and in your dreams you are consciously creating a flow of positive energy. This energy surrounds you and spreads outward, opening the paths doorways to new things. Today we are being asked to embrace our confidence and let it shine. Stay focused in the now so that you don’t miss out on the beauty of the day and the new opportunities that it offers!


The Celtic goddess Brigid helps us to find the courage and confidence needed to work at our highest level to achieve our goals. She opens our creative pathways so that the flow of new ideas come easily. Archangel Michael helps you commit to what you believe in and helps to promotes confidence and self esteem. The Ascended Master Maitreya, or the Laughing Buddha, teaches us to see with world and life with laughter and joy. This enhances our positive outlook and helps to see new ways and ideas.


Our Sacred Stone for today is Amethyst. This  protective crystal helps us to move forward, cope with change and promotes overall success while keeping us safe and grounded.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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Cat’s Morning Bits for Sept. 3, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for Sept. 3, 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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On this scene enter–winged, horned, and spined—
A longlegs, a moth, and a dumbledore;
While ‘mid my page there idly stands
A sleepy fly, that rubs its hands . . .
–Thomas Hardy (1840–1928)

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Spiritual Unite: The 3 Types Of Soul Connections

We talk a lot about spiritual relationships around here, but did you know that there are many types of soul connections? You would be forgiven for not knowing, as they often go without mention. In truth there are 3 (or 4, depending on who you ask) broad types of soul connections that all soul connections fit into.

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/the-3-types-of-soul-connections/

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MBG: The Spiritual Lesson Your Perfectionism Is Trying To Teach You

Perfectionism gets a bad rap. I’m a professional psychic intuitive, and when I tell a client I can sense that they have a tendency toward perfectionism, they will often respond by saying, “Ugh, I know! My perfectionism is terrible!” This kind of response only leads to feelings of shame and self-judgment.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/perfectionism-and-its-spiritual-lessons

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Elephant Journal: A Guide to Getting through our “Mind Attack” Moments.

It never ceases to amaze me how crazy the human mind can be.
In many ways, we’re still monkeys—except sometimes, a little more chaotic.
You know those moments where we get triggered by something from our past and completely lose touch with reality?

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/08/a-guide-to-getting-through-our-mind-attack-moments/

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MNN: Paul Barton brings his music — and a moment of peace — to rescued elephants

The first time Paul Barton played a piano for elephants, an old, blind male named Plara was closest to the piano. He was one of the many residents at Elephants World, a sanctuary for sick, abused, retired and rescued elephants in Thailand, where Barton had decided to volunteer.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/blind-abused-elephants-listen-piano-paul-barton

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EarthSky News: Use Big Dipper to find North Star

Tonight’s chart shows Polaris and the Big and Little Dippers for a September evening. You can use the Big Dipper to find Polaris, which is also known as the North Star. Notice that a line from the two outermost stars in the bowl of the Big Dipper points to Polaris. And notice that Polaris marks the tip of the handle of the Little Dipper.

http://earthsky.org/tonight/use-big-dipper-to-find-polaris-the-north-star

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Patheos-Pagan: Big Darkness and Tiny Life

Ah, the Dark Time. Early, early sunsets of gorgeous lavenders, reds and orange. Cold, cold mornings. Fire in the woodstove, first thing!
And rain! Praise RainKing! We’re getting just a bit of wet so far, but it’s enough to make the dark time confusing.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/dirtheartwitch/2015/12/big-darkness-and-tiny-life/

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Inner Journey: 

THE KEY TO CREATIVITY

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.”
— Albert Einstein

Do you know the key to creativity?

It rhymes with weed. It produces the oak tree. We often eat it or grind it up for flour. It can mean cause or origination. You guessed it. It is SEED.

Our minds love to associate one thing to another. But as we get stuck in very fixed patterns of thinking, we think of fewer and fewer connections. We are ruled by habits, associations and automatic responses. So we must stimulate our thinking with lots ofdifferent seeds to chart new paths in our brains.

“Just as our eyes need light in order to see, our minds need ideas in order to conceive.”
— Napoleon Hill

“Anyone can look for fashion in a boutique or history in a museum. The creative explorer looks for history in a hardware store and fashion in an airport.”
— Robert Wieder

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A Note from the Universe

If you’re at least visualizing enough to wonder whether or not you’re doing it right, you’re doing it right, and you’re way, way ahead of the game.

Yeee-haaaa!

The Universe

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Today’s Recipe: Rustic Apple Plum Cake

I usually make a similar cake with apples and cinnamon, but I was gifted a huge box of organic apples and plums recently. I could not resist tweaking my recipe to include both fruits, and trying nutmeg instead of cinnamon. This fun experiment made such an amazing cake, I just have to share the recipe with you!

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Rustic-Apple-Plum-Cake.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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Beliefnet: 5 Tips to Boost Your Self-Esteem
Though positive and negative feelings affect us all, there are some things we can do to maintain our self-esteem during life’s tests and trials that threaten to steal our mental stability.

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
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Close Your Eyes and Leap: Cat’s Angel Message for August 24, 2018 

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Close Your Eyes and Leap: Cat’s Angel Message for August 24, 2018 

August Theme:  Prosperity and abundance is what we are concentrating on this month. The key will be keeping a positive focus and tapping into your creative side to solve problems. Remember that you are a powerful creator and all that you need is within your grasp!


The jump is so frightening between where I am, and where I want to be. Because of all I may become, I will close my eyes and leap. – Mary Anne Radmacher


824: Yesterday we talked about using our natural talents to help us create what we want. However,  to make things happen we must also have faith in ourselves and in the Universe. Our angels are reminding us that faith relies upon courage. When our courage wavers so can our faith. Since our thoughts and actions create our reality it’s fair to say that our courage and conviction stem from them as well. We can help ourselves even more by allowing ourselves to be guided through personal truth and values. rely on your inner guidance and your ability to think outside the box. Gather your gifts around you like an armored cloak and move through your day confidence and create the life you deserve!


Archangel Michael helps us by inspiring courage and providing energy and direction. He shows us that we are worthy of good things and that we are divinely protected on our path. The Ascended Master, Saint Padre Pio has an optimistic energy that he loves to share with those who ask. He assists in both faith and areas requiring spiritual growth. And the Hindu Goddess, White Tara asks us to “Come and sit beside me. I will help ease the worry in your heart and teach you how to replace it with gratitude and joy. This is where faith dwells and we must only open the doors and invite it forward.”


Our Sacred Stones for today are  Hematite which  promotes grounding, strength and courage, and Amethyst. This crystal is a powerful protector and helps to shield us from unwanted energies, which it transmutes into something more positive while dispelling anxiety and fear It helps the thought process by providing focus and clearing the way to good decision making. It is also connected to Archangel Michael which allows us to feel his energy and the energy of divine love.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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Thought For The Day: August 9, 2018 ” Open Mind – Open Heart

Happy Thursday,

This is one of those “never stop learning” days. There comes a point when we acknowledge that we don’t know everything. When we are open to the questions we open ourselves to unlimited possibilities. Asking questions  brings an open mind and an open heart!

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Do You have Enough?: Cat’s Angel Message for July 26, 2018 

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Do You have Enough?: Cat’s Angel Message for July 26, 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!


Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough. – Oprah Winfrey


726:  One of the most important tools that we have is our  faith. By having  confidence and believing in yourself that’s faith. While Spirit and the Angels are here to help us we must do our part to make things happen. Always look for the “one good thing” and be willing to accept the good into your life in whatever manner it presents itself. Use your super powers of optimism and hope to keep the ball rolling and embrace the principle of divine timing. Remember that you are a powerful creator and the stronger your faith the more you can create. Today the Angels are asking us to surround ourselves with faith. Listen to the divine and inner guidance you receive and take action accordingly.


 Archangel Michael  protects us at all time and that includes the times when we are striving to make things happen. He helps us to find our inner strength and courage which boosts our personal power of creation. The Ascended Master  Jesus is the embodiment of faith. He provides a clear and direct line of communication to the Divine Source and he helps all who ask for assistance and The Hawaiian fire goddess Pele helps us to ignite our inner fire. This fire when channeled correctly helps to fuel our passions and sense of purpose. Pele’s message is “Within you lives the sacred fire that gives life to your greatest dreams and passions. This part of you must be allowed to come forward, not smothered beneath fear, resentment or the expectations of others. Your fire will help you forge new paths!”


The Sacred Stones for today are, Chalcedony that brings mind, body, spirit and emotions into harmony by calming fear, anger or self doubt. It also promotes good feeling towards self and others. Turquoise helps to purify our energy by clearing away the negatives. It enhances our problem solving skills and protects us against self self sabotaging thoughts and actions.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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