Cat’s Morning Bits for February 14, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for February 14, 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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“Was it the smile of early spring
That made my bosom glow?
‘Twas sweet, but neither sun nor wind
Could raise my spirit so.

Was it some feeling of delight,
All vague and undefined?
No, ’twas a rapture deep and strong,
Expanding in the mind!”
– Anne Bronte, In Memory of A Happy Day in February

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ThoughtCo: The Pagan Origins of Valentine’s Day

Many consider Valentine’s Day to be Christian holiday. After all, it is named after a Christian saint. But when we consider the matter more closely, the pagan connections to the date appear much stronger than the Christian ones.

Read more…

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MBG: A 15-Minute Yoga Flow To Cultivate Self-Love & Open Your Heart

With Valentine’s Day upon us, you might be thinking about finding new love or reveling in the love you have. It can be fun to fantasize about roses and romance but not at the expense of your most important relationship: the one you have with yourself.

Read more…..

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Spirit Library: The Middle Way

In these transitional times it is imperative that we recognise the power of our thoughts, our words and our actions. We are manifesting so much faster now and it is vital that we are clear within ourselves as to what we are thinking and what we are feeling. Now is the time for us to find the middle way of balance,

Read more….

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Natural Living Ideas: 10 Beautiful Ways To Use Rose Petals

As the enduring symbol of romance, the classic rose is one of the stateliest flowers to grace gardens today. But, these beautiful blooms are useful for so much more than looking pretty.

Read more….

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Today’s DIY: Mini Bottle Valentine Crafts

Hi,
Here are 3 easy valentine crafts that you can make and using mini bottle,
Share your love and affection on this upcoming valentine’s day

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Elephant Journal: This Valentine’s Day, Love like a Buddhist.

I have been single for more Valentine’s Days than I have been coupled, and I have often felt a sense of impending doom as February the 14th approaches.

Read more

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MNN: In the Victorian era, people sent anonymous ‘Vinegar Valentines’ for fun

While many of us are preparing for Valentine’s Day with cards, flowers and other signs of affection, there was a time not too long ago when such sentiments also included insults, denigrations and spitefulness.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Big Dipper stars point to North Star

Tonight, if you can find the Big Dipper in the northern sky, you can find the North Star, Polaris. The Big Dipper is low in the northeast sky at nightfall, but it’ll climb upward during the evening hours, to reach its high point for the night in the wee hours after midnight.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Lovely & Lusty Magickal Potions To Tickle Your Fancy

Around here lovely and lusty magickal potions are always in the air. I can’t speak about these kinds of potions and workings without talking about ethics. When I wrote my book Love Magic, I began writing about the serious topic of ethics concerning spell work, particularly of this kind.

Read more…

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Inner Journey:

LOVE YOURSELF

“If you had a friend who talked to you like you sometimes talk to yourself, would you continue to hang around with that person?”
— Rob Bremer

Thanks to the power of our inner critics, most of us have a very poor opinion of ourselves. Yet self- contempt merely keeps us miserable and stuck in our mediocrity.

If we were to make only one change to transform the quality of our lives, we might try sending a little love our own way.

“A critic is a legless man who teaches running.”
— Channing Pollock

“Unkind criticism is never part of a meaningful critique of you. Its purpose is not to teach or to help, its purpose is to punish.”
— Barbara Sher

“You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”
— Buddha

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe 

The presumption at all times and under all circumstances, should always be that you are good enough, worthy enough, and lovable enough. And that you are exactly the right kind of person, in the right place, at the right time. Otherwise, you wouldn’t have been instilled with such dreams in the first place.

Love you,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Oven-Seared Beef Tenderloin with Herb Pan Sauce 

Steak is perfect for single-serve dinners since you can choose the size of filet you want and then make your own steak accordingly. And steak is fancy, making it a wonderful option for romancing yourself on V-Day! Plus, you can play with sauces, spices, and sides, like potatoes or veggies, based on what you like. There’s no accounting for someone else’s picky palate tonight. It’s all about you. Read more…. 

Love Potion No. 9

This special cocktail is pretty in pink for Valentine’s Day and features strawberries, amaretto liquor, champagne for bubbles, and ice cream (yes, vanilla ice cream scoops!) in it for a burst of color and flavor. Plus, each cocktail is for one serving, so you can’t make one of these and then move on to another cocktail for your special evening.Read more…

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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
February 14, 2020 

Winter

“Perhaps I am a bear, or some hibernating animal, underneath, for the instinct to be half asleep all winter is so strong in me.”

-Anne Morrow Lindbergh, 1971

It is our instinct to go within, to seek warmth, to find that inner light. It’s more dark in the winter, so we turn within for that light, and it’s there, like it always is. That feeling of wanting to “cocoon” in winter is strong because it feels good. We all need that, and the season provides it to us.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Emperor

You have extra protection today, but this is not a reason to act rashly or take extra risks. In fact, you may be called upon to protect someone else or to safeguard some progress or advantage that was recently gained. Have self-confidence in all situations but don’t take your safety for granted. Be willing to be responsible for those around you and win a lot of loyalty.

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/

You Deserve It: Cat’s Angel Message for February 14, 2020

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You Deserve It: Cat’s Angel Message for February 14, 2020

February’s Theme: Trusting in the “unseen” and believing in yourself puts you on the path to manifesting your dreams and goals.


You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserves your love and affection. – The Buddha


214: Today’s message is about love, it is Valentine’s Day after all! While it’s important to show love for those around you it’s equally important to show some for yourself. Today the angels are asking us to turn any fears or worries over to them and make room for some self love. By acknowledging yourself as an awesome and amazing person (and you really are!) you are affirming that you are worthy of receiving the love and positive energies around you and being sent to you. As I said earlier this week we are quite often our own worst critics so today is your chance to jump on your own bandwagon. Be your own valentine today and do something nice for yourself and don’t forget to give yourself a BIG hug and embrace the beautiful and divine spirit that is YOU!


Today’s Spiritual Helpers include: Archangel Haniel showers us with stardust, illuminating our thoughts and memories so that we can remember what magickal beings we truly are, which assists us in the creation process. In turn, this shows us how to receive with grace and gratitude. This process accelerates when we allow beauty and harmony to surround us. It’ helps us to enjoy ourselves which makes blessings easier to receive.

The Ascended Master Maitreya (Laughing Buddha) helps us to find peace and harmony through laughter, this gives us a clear perspective and keeps our energy flowing. He tells us that laughter is sacred and when the heart is alive with joy we are connected to the Infinite and filled with Nirvana-essence. Center your mind with the intent of enjoying yourself and you will find yourself centered in the moment. Enjoy what life has to offer and enjoy the process!

The Chinese Goddess Kuan Yin, who embodies compassion and mercy says, “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. Be gentle on yourself. Joy comes from embracing the simple things which will free the energy needed to assist the creation process.”


Our Sacred Stones for today include:

Rose Quartz is the stone of love and compassion that opens and heals the heart. It reminds us of the importance of loving ourselves unconditionally as it helps us do the same with others.

Amazonite. This stone is sometimes called the stone of hope. It helps us to speak our truth with confidence and instills us with hope itself. It calms and soothes frayed nerves during times of stress and helps us to feel and embrace universal love. It works with both heart and throat chakras.

Aventurine teaches us how to give and receive gracefully. Both are necessary for healthy relationships with self and others and it allows the Universe to care for you. Aventurine also helps to dispel the anger and irritation that sometimes arise when we are stuck in the “what I lack” mind loop.

Morganite (aka Pink Beryl) to bring awareness to emotional needs or feelings that remain unfulfilled. It helps us to express them so that we can begin the healing process.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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Thought For The Day: February 14, 2020 “Be Your Own Valentine”

Happy Friday,

It’s Valentine’s Day and today’s thought asks us to be our own valentine. Self-love is important to our mental and emotional well being. It brings us both strength and courage. Remember that whatever you have gone through or are going through you are a beautiful, amazing being. You are worthy of love from others and from yourself. Shine and sparkle and surround yourself with loving compassion. You are of this and so much more!

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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 28, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for January 28, 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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Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek,
but a means by which we arrive at that goal.
-Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-68)

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ThoughtCo: Imbolc Traditions and Customs

Ever wonder why we celebrate Imbolc the way we do? From the ancient Roman festival of Februalia to the legend of St. Valentine, this time of year is rich in custom and tradition. Learn about some of the folklore and history behind today’s Imbolc celebrations.

Read more…..

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MBG: How To Declutter Your Whole Life For More Joy, Ease & Creativity

We all know the benefits of decluttering our homes, but what about the rest of our lives? Everyone has their own version of “life clutter” that builds up in romantic relationships, friendships, workflow, scheduling, etc.

Read more….

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Pioneer Thinking: Essential Oils for The Soles of The Feet

Essential oils can benefit the body most quickly when inhaled or put on the soles of the feet. Recent research is showing that oils placed on the soles of the feet can enter the bloodstream within seconds and can reach virtually every cell of the body very soon thereafter.

Read more….

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Today’s DIY: How To Make The World’s Easiest Lotion Bars For Soft & Sexy Skin

Dry skin is a problem that plagues many. Not only does dry skin look unsightly, but it can also be painful and irritating. Perhaps you load on the moisturizer only to find that your dry skin persists?

Read more….

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Elephant Journal: This is Self-Love. This is Self-Care. This is being your own Best Friend.

So often in my life I have heard people say, “We all need to love ourselves,” or “You don’t love yourself enough.”
My first reaction to this used to be, “What the bleep are they talking about?”
A couple of times I even sat down and tried it. I sat in a quiet place and thought, “Okay, love yourself.” Nothing happened. I concluded that loving yourself was some kind of woo-woo nonsense.

Read more….

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MNN: 9 interesting facts about the Nile River

Even after nurturing humans for thousands of years, this iconic river is still invaluable and enchanting. It may also be in trouble.

Read more…..

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EarthSky News: Don’t miss young moon and Venus after sunset (Neptune’s there, too)

How many of you have been watching the dazzling planet Venus – third-brightest celestial object, after the sun and moon – in the west at dusk and nightfall?

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Herbal Magick : The Witch’s Willow

Witchcraft and Willow go hand and hand. Having properties of healing, creativity, protection, fertility and divination, it is honored in many different magickal traditions. In the Celtic tradition the Willow Moon time was said to occur from April 15 to May 12th.

Read more……

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Inner Journey:

A NEW VIEW

A friend shared this moment of awakening. She was moaning, “I never get anything done.” Her companion replied, “Perhaps you never get EVERYTHING done.” Oh… of course!

A shift in perspective can bring both understanding and release.

“Besides learning to see, there is another art to be learned — not to see what is not.”
— Maria Mitchell

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Do you know what I’d really, really like?

For you to know that I think about you every moment of every day.

K?

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Ta’ameya (Egyptian Falafel)

“Falafel, or ta’ameya as we call it in Egypt, is an all-time favorite street food. In most parts of the Middle East, falafel is made with ground chickpeas. However, in Egypt, we make it with dried fava beans. They are best served with pita bread, tomato, onions, and tahini sauce.”

Read more….

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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
January 27, 2020

Beginnings & Endings

“‘Begin at the beginning.’ the King said, gravely, ‘and go till you come to the end; then stop.'”

-Lewis Carroll (1832 – 1898) Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, 1865

Just where is this “beginning?” It’s an arbitrary thing. There is no real beginning, and there is no real end. Remember when it was New Year’s 2000 and the big argument was whether the New Millennium started on January 1, 2000 or January 1, 2001? And there was this huge concern about Y2K? It all seems so silly now. Each day is another day. We can choose when our beginnings are. We can begin right here, right now, right where we are. Or we can wait until tomorrow! It’s our choice, not the calendar’s o

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Judgement

It may be a busy, perhaps chaotic, day but underneath it all will be a prevailing sense of good will. Judgement tells you that people will wish you well and want to help you, no matter how much work they create for you. You may enjoy a cheerful outlook, too, that will last all day and make you productive and popular. Enjoy some good times with people today.

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 September 4, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for September 4, 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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Build a castle, comb a beach; summer’s ripe as any peach!
-The 1996 Old Farmer’s Almanac

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Did you know…

There are individual differences in the need to nap. Some adults and children need to nap. However, the majority of teenagers probably nap in the afternoon because they are not sleeping enough at night.

https://www.sleepfoundation.org/articles/25-random-facts-about-sleep

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ThoughtCo: Mabon Prayers

Need a prayer to bless your Mabon meal? How about one to celebrate the Dark Mother before you dive into your dinner? Try one of these simple, practical Mabon prayers to mark the autumn equinox in your celebrations.

https://www.learnreligions.com/mabon-prayers-4072781

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Today’s Deity: In Honor of Eris, Greek Goddess of Chaos 

Hello from the realms of Eris! She has definitely been the ruling goddess for us during this past year, throwing all kinds of discord, mess, and challenge our way.

https://goddessgift.com/in-honor-of-eris-greek-goddess-of-choas/

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Daily Good: Look With Your Heart: Lessons from My Time with My Grandmother

In 2003 theater artist Mia Tagano relocated to California from NYC to be with her grandmother who was living with dementia. Over the next sixteen years she would navigate the poignant territory of loving and caring for someone she could not build shared memories with, someone who would open Mia’s heart to life’s deepest lessons, someone she would learn to love tenderly, diligently, and unconditionally in the ever present now. What follows is one of the many inspiring stories Mia has shared with her wide circle of friends and well-wishers about her beloved soul friend, teacher and grandmother. { read more }

http://www.dailygood.org/story/832/look-with-your-heart-lessons-from-my-time-with-my-grandmother-mia-tagano/

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White Color Meaning – The Color White
White is often associated with being pure, fresh and good. The color of a fresh snowstorm illustrates a peaceful and pure winter scene. The color white is often used as background on many websites, as it is easy to read black or dark text on it.

https://www.color-meanings.com/white-color-meaning-the-color-white/

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MNN: Storm in a Jar Activity (just for fun)

What if you could sit atop a cloud and watch the rain fall? In this activity, you can see what is actually happening in the sky before a rain storm. Clouds are formed when moisture is collected in the air

https://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/sponsorvideo/storm-jar-activity

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EarthSky News: Young moon, stars, a planet September 3-5

As darkness falls on September 3 and 4, 2019, watch for the waxing crescent moon to travel in front of the constellation Libra the Scales, past Libra’s alpha star Zubenelgenubi and famous green star Zubeneschamali. Then, as the moon continues going eastward in its orbit around Earth, it’ll sweep up toward the star Antares – the Heart of the Scorpion in Scorpius and a red supergiant star – and the very bright planet Jupiter.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/moon-in-libra-on-september-3-and-4

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Patheos-Pagan: Self Love: Filling My Cup Through Routine

Self-love. What does this look like? For me, creating a routine has helped me understand its meaning. Here’s what it looks like.
Every day when I wake up, I go to my kitchen window to light a candle to honor Frigga. My next task, is to light a candle to Brighid on the main altar.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/3pagansandacat/2019/09/self-love-filling-my-cup-through-routine/

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Inner Journey:

BALANCE MATERIAL AND SPIRITUAL

“What is [the role of money] in the search for meaning? Is our relationship to it one of the chief factors that keeps us in our prison, or could it also be a tool for breaking out, for awakening to a life filled with intensity of purpose?”
— Jacob Needleman

Our personality has a need for security. As a human in a material world, we need money to survive. If we don’t have enough for basics, our lives cannot function. At the same time, with too much emphasis on the material, we lose the spiritual awareness that brings meaning and fulfillment. The key lies in the balance.

What draws most of your attention, time and energy: spiritual growth or money? Reflect on (or better yet, journal on) the balance or lack of balance of these two in your life.

“Money is not required to buy one necessity of the soul.”
— Henry David Thoreau

“View money and things not as something you create to fill a lack, but as tools to help you more fully express yourself and realize your potential.”
— Sanaya Roman and Duane Packer

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Have you ever considered that having aced time and space again and again and again, you’re here this time simply for the love of the game? Just to smell the dirt? To lend a hand? Give comfort? And maybe for old times’ sake, to manifest a thriving business and a steady income like it was a morning cup of coffee, even though you’re way past having to prove anything?

Remember?

I do,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe:  Instant Pot Butter Chicken

A delicious, creamy and flavorful Indian inspired Butter Chicken made in an Instant Pot. I typically serve this over rice and pair with naan bread. Feel free to adjust the spices to your liking.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Instant-Pot-Butter-Chicken.html

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Magical Correspondences for Wednesday

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

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

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

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Daily Wisdom
September 4, 2019

Teachers

“When the National Science Foundation asked the “breakthrough” scientists what they felt was the most favorable factor in their education, the answer was almost uniformly, “Intimate association with a great, inspiring teacher.””

-R. Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983)

I think we all need some sort of a mentor, or a role model, or an inspiring teacher in our lives. We may have one, or we may be fortunate enough to have several. Great teachers can give us more than we can get from books or history lessons. When we form a personal connection with a teacher, we also learn from that teacher’s life experiences. It is meaningful to us because we understand that the teacher is invested in our learning, he or she cares. That inspires us.

-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 July 29, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for July 29, 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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Rais’d are the dripping oars-
Silent the boat: the lake,
Lovely and soft as a dream,
Swims in the sheen of the moon.
-Matthew Arnold (1822-88)

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Spiritual Unite: Three Of Swords Tarot Card Meaning – Affairs Of The Hear

The Three of Swords tarot card meaning relates to heartbreak, betrayal, loss, division, absence, separation, depression, sadness, disillusion, poor health, conflict, and trauma.

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/three-of-swords-tarot-card-meaning/

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ThoughtCo: All About Lammas (Lughnasadh) 

These are the dog days of summer, the gardens are full of goodies, the fields are full of grain, and the harvest is approaching. Take a moment to relax in the heat, and reflect on the upcoming abundance of the fall months. At Lammas, sometimes called Lughnasadh, it’s time to begin reaping what we have sown throughout the past few months, and recognize that the bright summer days will soon come to an end.

https://www.learnreligions.com/celebrating-lammas-or-lughnasadh-in-august-2562156

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Today’s Deity: Lugh, Master of Skills

Similar to the Roman god Mercury, Lugh was known as a god of both skill and the distribution of talent. There are countless inscriptions and statues dedicated to Lugh, and Julius Caesar himself commented on this god’s importance to the Celtic people. Although he was not a war god in the same sense as the Roman Mars, Lugh was considered a warrior because to the Celts, skill on the battlefield was a highly valued ability. In Ireland, which was never invaded by Roman troops, Lugh is called sam ildanach, meaning he was skilled in many arts simultaneously.

https://www.learnreligions.com/lugh-master-of-skills-2561970

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MBG: Weekly Horoscope: How To Get Through The Last Days Of Mercury Retro

Here’s what the AstroTwins have to say about three important astrological moments coming our way this week—including the end of Mercury retrograde (!).
On Monday, a twice-a-year transit could signal grassroots action.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/weekly-horoscope-july-29-august-4-2019-by-the-astrotwins

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Daily Good: Befriending Ourselves: An Invitation to Love

Is self-improvement sometimes a disguised version of self-aggression? If the focus is always on how I might be “better” in the future, it can be hard to extend toward myself a hand of friendship and compassion. I miss out on the present miracle of who I am NOW. Maybe moving from a perspective of improvement toward one of healing actually begins with loving my current messiness. { read more } http://www.dailygood.org/story/2350/befriending-ourselves-an-invitation-to-love-kristi-nelson/

Be The Change

Get a hand mirror and spend a few moments appreciatively gazing into the eyes of your own miraculous being. Then spend the rest of the day in the company of your own friendship.

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Elephant Journal: 5 Truths of a Pissed-Off Empath.

Awakenings are hard, awful even.
I wish I was one of those people who’d had an amazing experience, who wanted to tell everyone about their “come to Jesus” moment and how amazing it was.
Mine was not…and apparently, I’m still not there yet.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/07/5-truths-of-a-pissed-off-empath-lindsey-white/

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MNN: 10 remarkable caterpillars and what they become

It’s hard not to be captivated by the fluttery fragile beauty of butterflies and moths. But the caterpillars they start from can be equally captivating.
As you’ll see, there are many different types of caterpillars. In fact, the variety of colors, shapes, camouflage markings and predator-repelling armor is truly astounding.

https://www.mnn.com/your-home/organic-farming-gardening/stories/remarkable-caterpillars-and-what-they-become

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EarthSky News: See the constellation Scutum the Shield

Tonight, look for one of the most beautiful celestial sights visible at this time of year. Look in a dark country sky, far away from the the glare of city lights. You’ll find a hazy pathway stretched across the sky. This band is the starlit trail of our own Milky Way galaxy. If you see it, you can also find the very small constellation called Scutum the Shield

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

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Patheos-Pagan: Lammas Loaves and Respite

It’s almost Lammas/Lughnasadh (I use both interchangeably, do you?), and I am a bit giddy with excitement. Last year, I wrote of Lammas and harvesting my dreams. Hard to believe, it’s a year later, and I look back on that celebration with fondness.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/witchindeed/2019/07/lammas-loaves-and-respite/

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Inner Journey:

REAWAKEN YOUR CURIOSITY

“What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult.”
— Sigmund Freud

Why is this so?

Young children possess what Zen calls ‘beginner’s mind.’ They are awed and fascinated with the wonder of the world, open to discovering and experiencing new things. Anything is possible. Life is a great adventure.

For almost all of us, the systems that ‘educate’ us to be adults stifle our natural joy and curiosity. We lose touch with our innate appreciation of life. We forget how to dream.

The blessing is that with attention, patience and love, we can reawaken our sense of wonder. We can again dance with life.

“The mind WILL be free, or it will be dead.”
— Grace Llewellyn

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe 

It’s the final moments that define a journey and the first ones that make it possible.

Both, you have total control over.

Whoop, whoop!

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Mediterranean Chicken Kabobs

These chicken kabobs are delicious and really easy to put together. You can make these on your grill outside, inside your oven, or on a griddle. All result in a wonderfully aromatic and tender meal. I like to serve it with a lemon tahini sauce and thick Persian flatbread. I’ve added my lemon tahini sauce recipe here with the kabobs.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Mediterranean-Chicken-Kabobs.html

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

Intentions: Psychic Sensitivity, Women’s Mysteries, Tides, Waters, Emotional Issues, Agriculture, Animals, Female Fertility, Messages, Theft, Reconcilliations, Voyages, Dreams, Medicine, Visions and Merchandise

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

Goddesses: Luna, Selene, Diana, Re, Gaeleach, Ida, Artemis [Whom The Greeks Associated With Bast], The Witches, Yemaya, Erzulie, Bast

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Daily Wisdom
July 29, 2019

Intuition

“You must train your intuition – you must trust the small voice inside you which tells you exactly what to say, what to decide.”
-Ingrid Bergman

Jewel sings a song called “Intuition.” It’s gotten me thinking about intuition, instinct, hunches… it’s all the same thing. The lyrics in the song say: “Follow your heart, your intuition, it will lead you in the right direction.” Great advice- but like much great advice, do we always take it? I think we try to second guess ourselves too much. When Ingrid Bergman says we must train our intuition, I think she really means that we must train ourselves to listen to that voice, and hear what it has to say.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Justice

Take everything and everyone a little bit more seriously today, without getting grim about it. People may bring you requests or problems that they think are shaking up their world, and you should offer at least a token respect for their worries and needs. None of this puts any pressure on you, unless you get emotionally involved. Remember, you have neither the power nor responsibility to fix it all.

Astrology.com

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Thought For The Day: July 12, 2019 ” The Art of Healing”

Happy Friday,

No one ever said healing yourself was easy. In order to make it happen you must work at it. It takes TIME, it won’t happen over night, but it will happen. It takes PRACTICE. to get it right you must keep trying. But most of all it takes LOVE, no one can do it for you so you must love yourself enough to make it happen.

Daily Thought 1

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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