Cat’s Morning Bits for October 6, 2020

Cat’s Morning Bits for October 6, 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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A touch of cold in the Autumn night-
I walked abroad,
And saw the ruddy moon lean over a hedge
Like a red-faced farmer.
I did not stop to speak, but nodded,
And round about were the wistful stars
With white faces like town children.
-T.E. Hulme (1883-1917)

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October Events:

Oct 1: Full Blood Moon at 2:05 pm PST/ 3:05 pm MST/ 5:05 pm EST

Oct 9: Moon 3rd Qtr 5:39 pm PST/ /6:39 pm MST/ 8:39 pm EST

Oct 12: Indigenous Peoples Day

Oct 16: Super New Moon at 12:31 pm PST/ 1:31 pm MST/ 3:31 pm EST

Oct 23: Moon 1st Qtr. 6:22 am PST/ 7:22 am MST/ 9:22 am EST

Oct 28 Celtic Tree Month of Reed begins

Oct 31 Samhain / Halloween

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Spirit Library: Make Time To Turn Inward (a message from Kate Spreckley)

Over and above the incredible challenges we face we are on an incredible journey which offers us the opportunity to be a part of a new world with a new reality. A new world where the need for control and dominance is released.

Read more…..

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Herbal Jedi: Scotch Broom – Friend or Foe

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ThoughtCo: Diana, Roman Goddess of the Hunt

Many Pagans honor the goddess Diana (pronounced di-ANN-ah) in her various aspects. Particularly in feminist and NeoWiccan traditions, Diana holds a place in the heart of a number of modern magical practitioners. Her name is believed to come from an early Indo-European word, dyew or deyew,

Read more…..

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MBG: Our Horoscope Called & Apparently Some Secrets Are Coming To The Surface On Friday

This week, the AstroTwins say we’re in for a collective surprise on Friday. Here’s how to prep.

Something’s simmering below the surface—and this Friday, October 9, it could erupt.

Read more…..

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The Green Witch: 5 signs you are a Green Witch for the Wondering Witch || What kind of Witch are You?

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Today’s DIY: The Gratitude Wreath

Bring a little bit of autumn indoors. Family and friends help create this wreath by sharing what they are thankful for on brightly colored leaves. Every member of the family can contribute to this beautiful wreath. This is a great, concrete, visual way to put meaning back in the holidays for children.

Read more……..

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Elephant Journal: On Self-love, Healing & Loving our Shadow—it’s Beautiful, Complicated, Messy & Divine.

For the first time in my life I am living.
I am living for me.

Getting to this point took 31 years.

Read more……

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Treehugger: How to Track Migratory Birds Near You
These websites can help you figure out which migratory birds will be coming through your area.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Mars closest to Earth October 6

Remember the historically close approach of Mars in 2003? At that time, Mars was closer than it had been in some 60,000 years. Mars was only slightly farther, but still very close, in 2018. On October 6, 2020, at 14 hours UTC, Mars is closest for this two-year period, only a bit farther away than in 2003 or 2018.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: When Your Magical Intentions Are Challenged, Step Up

Me: sends intentions out into the world

World: smirks “Did you really mean that? Yeh? Then prove it.”

Read more…..

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Pagan Playlist: Karliene – Gentleman Jack

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Inner Journey: PRACTICE DETACHMENT

As our consciousness rises, our perspective becomes more and more impersonal. What does this mean?

It means we are increasingly able to view our lives and the rest of the world with detachment. This does not mean we are cold and uncaring. Rather, we are self- contained. We have well-defined boundaries and we are able to think and act objectively, clearlyand responsibly.

When we have learned detachment, we do not get hooked into the thoughts and feelings of others. We are not easily upset or manipulated. We may feel compassion for others but this does not cloud our ability to choose how we think, feel and behave. We alsodo not need others to behave in any particular way.

“Until we take how we see ourselves (and how we see others) into account, we will be unable to understand how others see and feel about themselves and their world. Unaware, we will project our intentions on their behaviorand call ourselves objective.”
— Stephen Covey

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

When you move, I move. When you reach, I reach. And when you go the extra mile, I clear the way. But not a moment sooner.

Which is why before you move, reach, and go, things sometimes look so scary.

Just like that,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Apple Cider Beef Stew

Cubed stew beef combines with apples and apple cider to create a simple and sweet meal for the whole family to enjoy! Serve with a hearty, crusty bread.

Read more…..

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Magical Correspondences for Tuesday

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

Element: Fire


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

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

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

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Daily Wisdom
October 6, 2020

Poetry
“Poetry begins when we look from the center outward.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)


Poetry is personal. Whether or not we write the poem ourselves, a poem becomes “ours” by the effect that is has on us. We take it to heart, and bring it forward into our lives. Lyrics to a song work the same way. We remember them, and carry them around with us. The meaning can change from person to person depending upon the interpretation.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Tower

The biggest danger you face today is being aloof and thus fail to see an approaching problem. This can cost you the chance to intercept the difficulty and minimize it, if not avoid it all together. Pay attention without getting paranoid, and take nothing and no one for granted. Danger may not lurk within every single shadow, but a small misstep can sometimes cause problems that are way out of proportion to the cause.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for July 15, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for July 15, 2020

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

Blessings, Cat

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When the heat like a mist veil floats,
And poppies flame in the rye,
And the silver note in the streamlet’s throat
Has softened almost to a sigh. It is July.
-Susan Hartley Swett (1860-1907)

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July Events & Holidays

July 1 Canada Day

July 4 Independence Day

July 4 Full “Buck Moon” at 9:44 pm PST / 10:44 pm MST

July 5 Full “Buck Moon” at 12:44 am EST

July 8 Celtic Tree Month of Holly begins

July 12 Mercury goes direct

July 20 New Moon at 10:32 am PST/ 11:32 am MST/ 1:32pm EST

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Spirit Library: State of Grace (a message from Kate Spreckley)

As the energetic matrix of our new reality becomes more energetically active dormant areas within us are awakening. Ancient knowledge, which has been stored within the cells of our body is being released. As a result, we will encounter a range of different experiences that will shift, align and rebalance our entire being.

Read more…

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Spiritual Unite: LYRAN STARSEEDS – ARE YOU ONE OF THEM?

Lyran starseeds are the oldest souls in our whole galaxy. They are fourth dimensional and perfect in their star, but on earth, they are a bit different from what they would have been if they were on their home ground.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Lammas Customs and Traditions

The early harvest and the threshing of grain has been celebrated for thousands of years. Here are just a few of the customs and legends surrounding the Lammas season.

Read more…..

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MBG: 4 Natural Mosquito Bite Relievers: Science-Backed & Derm-Approved

Come summer, most of the skin care conversation zeroes in on SPF, which is absolutely necessary—proper sun care is nonnegotiable any time of year but especially under some scorching rays. But among peeling sunburns and hyperpigmentation, we can’t forget about another seasonal skin care gripe: mosquito bites.

Read more…

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Plentiful Earth: How to Make Sage Spray

It’s incredibly easy to make a DIY sage spray! With just 5 ingredients, you can spray the bad energy away! Simply add everything to a spray bottle, shake, and spray! If you can’t burn sage smudge sticks to sage cleanse your home, this spray is a great way to create your sacred space!

Read more….

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Today’s DIY: DIY Intention Candles – For Witches in the Broom Closet

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Elephant Journal: 12 Things Introverts Do Best.

I am an introvert, and it’s okay.
Some things are inherent in us, and we may or may not be able to change those personality traits. Well, we may or may not even want to change those things.

Read more…..

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Treehugger: These Sea Wolves Swim for Miles and Live Off the Watery Wilds

Wolves have forever had a storied place in the minds and hearts of humans; and whether seen as threatening or predatory or magical or mysterious, most people think they know wolves. But then there are the sea wolves.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Moon, Venus beautiful before sunrise

Before daybreak these next several mornings – July 16, 17, 18 and 19, 2020 – look eastward to enjoy an eyeful of the waning crescent moon and the dazzling planet Venus. These two brilliant worlds will be hard to miss, as the moon and Venus rank as the 2nd-brightest and 3rd-brightest celestial bodies, respectively, after the sun. Some people might even see Venus after sunrise.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: What Is Shadow Work And Why Is It Crucial To Spiritual Practice?

Shadow work is a term that is frequently used in various spiritual traditions, including pagan and witch communities.

But what is it really?

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/teaaddictedwitch/2020/07/what-is-shadow-work/

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Pagan Playlist: Fantasy Elven Music – The Voice of the Forest

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Inner Journey:

Willingness to change

“At any moment, you have a choice, that either leads you closer to your spirit or further away from it.”
— Thich Nhat Hahn

How are you feeling in this moment? If you are not feeling great, are you willing to make the effort right now to shift your focus so you feel better? Finding something to appreciate will do it.

If you are not willing, that’s okay. Don’t judge yourself. Just be aware that you are choosing to stay where you are.

“Choice of attention… is to the inner life what choice of action is to the outer. In both cases, a man is responsible for his choice and must accept the consequences, whatever they may be.”
— W.H. Auden

higherawareness.com
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A Note f rom the Universe
It isn’t easy at first, but one of the greatest gifts you could ever give someone who makes your heart soar is the freedom to learn their own lessons, at their own pace.

Even trickier is discovering that one of the greatest gifts you could ever give someone who gets on your nerves is the freedom to learn their own lessons, at their own pace.

And perhaps most challenging of all is understanding that one of the greatest gifts you could ever give yourself is the realization that your heart soaring and your nerves fraying have never been dependent upon other people and their lessons.

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Blueberry Sour Cream Coffee Cake

One really delicious and really unhealthy Sunday coffee cake. I have no idea where I got this recipe from but it was about thirty years ago and has been a family favorite since. The bake time is a bit longer if you’re using frozen berries.

Read more…..

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Magical Correspondences for Wednesday 

Wednesday (masculine)

Magickal Intentions: Communication, Divination, Writing, Knowledge, Business Transactions, Debt, Fear, Loss, Travel and Money Matters

Element: Air

Incense: Jasmine, Lavender, Sweet Pea
Planets: Mercury and Chiron (though this is a moon of Pluto)
Star Sign: Virgo
Angel: Raphael
Power Colors: Orange, Light Blue, Grey, Yellow and Violet
Herbs & Plants: Fern, Lavender, Hazel, Cherry, Periwinkle
Sacred Stones: Aventurine, Bloodstone, Hematite, Moss Agate and Sodalite
Oil: (Mercury) Benzoin, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, Lavender

Deities include Athena, Hermes, Lugh, Mercury, Odin

Wednesday is ruled by Mercury. Wednesday’s vibration adds power to spell work involving inspiration, communication, writers, poets, the written and spoken word, and all matters of study, learning, and teaching. This day also provides a good time to begin efforts involving self-improvement or understanding.

 

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Daily Wisdom
July 15, 2020 

Helping
“We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men.”

-Herman Melville
When we help one person, we’re helping all people – and we’re helping ourselves. Because of our intricate connection with each other – we feel it on some deep primordial level. And it works the other way, too. When one of us is hurt, all of us are hurt. Because of technology and advances in communications, we can understand better how something like a war, way on the other side of the world affects each one of us. We see the war; we feel the emotions. People we love are far away from us, and our hearts are with them, and their families. We can help them with our thoughts and prayers.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Emperor

Kindness will take you very far today. It’s not a show of weakness or inferiority to engage in that random act of kindness. Think of it as acting out of generosity of spirit. The bigger your heart today, the more respect and cooperation will come your way. Make sure your kindness is genuine and from a genuine place. Then you’re virtually unassailable

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 11, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for May 11, 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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May Events & Holidays

May 13 Celtic Tree Month of Hawthorn begins

May 14 Moon in 3rd Qtr. at 7:02 am PST /8:02 am MST/10:02 am EST

May 18 Victoria Day (Canada)

May 22 New Moon at 10:38 am PST/ 11:38 am MST/ 1:38 pm EST

May 25 Memorial Day (USA)

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May is a green as no other,
May is much sun through small leaves,
May is soft earth,
And apple-blossoms,
And windows open to a South wind.
-Amy Lowell (1874-1925)

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Spirit Library: Where Did Gaia Go? (a message from Pepper Lewis)

Q) Years ago, I followed your communications with Gaia closely. Later on, I lost touch, which was okay because I had learned from you how to have my own relationship with Mother Earth.

Read more…

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ThoughtCo: Purple Dead Nettle

Like many of the herbs that we can use in magic, purple dead nettle is, for all intents and purposes, a weed. It will take over a spring garden in no time at all, spreading with wild abandon through your yard. So why not take advantage of its folklore and magic, and use it in your workings? It’s a handy little herb to harvest.

Read more….

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MBG: Is There A “Right” Way To Shuffle Tarot Decks For More Accurate Pulls?

For centuries, people have been using tarot for divination, reflection, and self-inquiry. Reading your tarot cards can be as simple as asking your deck a question, pulling one or more cards, and then interpreting the potential answers they hold. But before you pull your card(s), it’s a good idea to clear the slate from past readings by shuffling your deck. Here’s how to master your shuffle, according to the mystics.

Read more….

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Daily Dream Meaning: Egyptian

1. Dreaming of living in ancient Egypt might actually be a past-life memory. Be sure to write the dream down immediately upon awakening, as an issue from that past life could be coming to the surface of your unconscious mind. Something in the dream probably relates to a concern in the present, and the dream may be giving you important insights.
2. Egypt is a land of mystery, and therefore if you dream of Egypt or things Egyptian there is probably some mystery in your life that you’d like to have resolved. Look to other symbols in the dream to discern what it is and what you should do about it.
3. Egypt is a land where a lot of secrets are being dug out of the ground. What secrets are you hiding? Or are others around you keeping things from you that you really need to know? If the other symbols in the dream support this idea, honest communication with those involved is definitely called for.

astrology.com

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Karma Tube: SUPERHERO: A Music Video for Our Times

In times of global crises, it becomes increasingly clear that our lives are sustained by millions of gestures, big and small made by everyday people who simply show up to do their little bit, day after day in service of the greater good. This newly released music video ‘Superhero’ is an ode to everyone in our world who lives like “we are the ones we have been waiting for.” { read more }

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Today’s DIY: Setting Up Your Altar || Witchcraft 101

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Elephant Journal: The Shadow in Me Honors the Shadow in You

The only person I’m hanging out with these days seems to be my shadow side.
From the moment I wake up, there is a wave of grief and mourning for the world I used to know. There is jealousy and spite that arises when I see people on social media “doing more than me,” and there is unmistakable rage whenever I stumble into a news portal.

Read more….

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MNN: Fisherman visits dolphin every day to make up for the missing tourists

Fungie is no stranger to solitude.

Since the bottlen-nosed dolphin was first spotted in Irish waters back in 1983, he’s almost never seen with even a single friend. Fungie is so famed for his solo act, even Guinness World Records has taken notice, naming him the world’s longest-lived solitary dolphin.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Moon, 3 morning planets May 11-14

These next several mornings – May 11, 12, 13 and 14, 2020 – let the waning moon introduce you to the 3 bright morning planets. Jupiter is by far the brightest of the threesome, beaming some 7 times more brilliantly than either Saturn or Mars. Jupiter ranks as the 4th-brightest celestial body, after the sun, moon and the planet Venus, respectively.

Read more……

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Patheos-Pagan: Working Magic: Communication

Drawing an oracle card from the Flower Magic Oracle deck gave me a focus for working some magic. This week’s card is Campanula, the meaning of which is – speak out. So, I have given the meaning of the card below along with some other correspondences for ‘communication’

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: The Hobbit (Part 1): ‘Song Of Durin’ by Eurielle – Lyric Video (Lyrics by J.R.R. Tolkien)

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Inner Journey:

GIVING CHOICE

“Freedom of choice is more to be treasured than any possession earth can give.”
— David O. McKay

I want to choose the details of my life. Fortunately, I’ve come to appreciate how important it is to give others the freedom to choose their own paths.

None of us wants our choice robbed from us. I can’t know what’s best for anyone but me. So why give unsolicited advice to others and expect them to follow it?

“The truest characters of ignorance are vanity, and pride and arrogance.”
— Samuel Butler

“What man wants is simply independent choice, whatever that may cost and wherever it may lead.”
— Fyodor Dostoyevsky

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe
You’re dreaming-g-g-g.

Dreaming of lavender fields, turquoise seas, and emerald isles. Mountains that rise and fall, oceans that heave and sigh, and jungles that give and take.

You’ve dreamed up heaven and earth. All of the people and all of the places. What’s “good” and what’s not. What you like and what you don’t.

You’ve dreamed of me, and of yourself, and of things you no longer remember, yet they, too, carry on.

Yet as meticulous as you’ve been, there are some things, I dare say, that are too often forgotten, that you’re dreaming, that you’re free, and that the dreamer is always greater than their dream.

Z-z-z-z-z-z-z,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Chewy Coconut Bars

You can’t eat just one of these delicious bar cookies packed with chocolate, coconut, and walnuts.

Read more…..

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Magical Correspondences for Monday
Magickal Intentions: Psychic Sensitivity, Women’s Mysteries, Tides, Waters, Emotional Issues, Agriculture, Animals, Female Fertility, Messages, Theft, Reconciliations, Voyages, Dreams and Merchandise
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
Monday belongs to the Moon. Monday’s energy best aligns itself with efforts that deal with women, home and hearth, the family, the garden, travel, and medicine. It also boosts rituals involving psychic development and prophetic dreaming.

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Daily Wisdom
May 11, 2020

Consistency
“True consistency, that of the prudent and the wise, is to act in conformity with circumstances.”

-John C. Calhoun (1782-1850)

 

This is interesting to think about – so many times we look at consistency as a virtue. And it is in some situations. But when we look at the “big picture” we see how things change, and so why wouldn’t our minds change with the times? For example, we might start out with an allegiance to a particular political party, only to change our minds and vote another way come election time. Is that being inconsistent? I don’t think so. The consistency comes with being true to ourselves.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Star

There is an unbeatable sense of peace and security emanating from you today. The Star card indicates that you have overcome a lot of obstacles in your love life lately, and you’ve learned to heavily rely on sensitivity and optimism. There is a sense of joy and peace encouraging you to move forward. Your next romantic move will be epic

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 April 25, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for April 25, 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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Come down the mountains, April! with young eyes,
And roguish daisy-children trooping after,
Draw from the sullen clay red peonies,
Bring back the sun as a stripling full of laughter!

-Mary Webb (1881-1927)

almanac.com

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Spirituality & Healing: 3 Ways to Reduce Commitment Overload

There’s one of those expressions going around, the kind printed on signs, keychains and pillows: Let whatever you do today be enough. I want it to be enough, but it feels like there is always three times as much to do as can possibly get done in 24 hours. Feeling chronically overwhelmed is a signal that it’s time to reduce your commitments. Other symptoms may include backing out of plans, being perpetually exhausted, or not having time to devote to self-care. Let’s look at some radical ways to climb out from under the heap of commitments

https://spiritualityhealth.com/articles/2018/04/23/3-ways-to-reduce-commitment-overload

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MBG: A Meditation Exercise For People Who Simply Cannot ‘Quiet’ Their Minds

For thousands of years, people have used a simple breathing meditation to enhance spirituality and understand our place in the universe. This insight meditation also enhances creativity and clarity of thought while promoting a sense of peace and well-being. It encourages a sense of wonder, of awe, of curiosity the foundations of a happier and more meaningful life without a feeling of constriction, frustration, or shame that too often comes alongside trying meditation for the first time (or the thousandth).

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/art-of-breathing-book-excerpt

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MNN: What can wolf packs teach us about being better humans?

Where once humans regarded wolves as a fearsome foe, more of us now see them through another lens. Dog lovers recognize our pets’ ancestors when they see wolves at play, while ecologists see the positive impact of a top predator on an entire ecosystem. There’s more respect and understanding of wolves, but there’s still plenty of misconception.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/blogs/what-can-wolf-packs-teach-us-about-being-better-humans

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Pioneer Thinking: Hawthorn Berry – The Heart Herb

Ancient Greeks used hawthorn berries for heart disease. The Greeks and Romans looked to hawthorn as a source of happiness and hope for the future. The berries were used by the Chinese for digestion and circulatory problems. Christian legend says that the crown of thorns that was placed upon the head of Christ was made from hawthorn. The crushed fruit or leaves were used as a poultice for their drawing powers to remove thorns and splinters for centuries in England. Native Americans believed that hawthorn was useful for rheumatism and heart problems.

https://pioneerthinking.com/strengthen-the-heart-with-hawthorn-berry

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EarthSky News: Watch the mating dance of a new bird species

Be a birder for a few minutes, and enjoy the distinctive song, dance and courtship display of a newly recognized Bird-of-Paradise, in new videos from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

http://earthsky.org/earth/videos-new-bird-species-vogelkop-superb-bird-of-paradise

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Patheos-Pagan: Misconceptions About Shadow Work

In the writings of Carl Jung, the Shadow is not purely positive or negative. While it contains a lot of really negative things about ourselves that we don’t want to look at, it’s not just purely negative things. It’s simply the parts of ourselves that we’re disowning or unconscious of that are outside of the light of our consciousness, or rather the Shadow of our consciousness.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/matauryn/2018/04/23/misconceptions-about-shadow-work/

 

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Inner Journey: Seek Union Over Separation

“Beliefs separate. Loving thoughts unite.”
— Paul Ferrini

Our ego focuses on how we are different from the rest of the world. We connect with soul when we experience how we are the same.

Any time you separate yourself from other people or from situations, you know your personality is in control. At such times, shift your perspective to build connection and you will move into soul.

“As a holistic being you shatter the illusion of your separateness and reveal your connection to everything. This empowers you in a way that the ego-driven self could never contemplate.”
— Wayne Dyer

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

If everyone really knew how much they were loved  not only from “above,” but by everyone now in their life, there’d be little hearts drawn on everything from wheelbarrows to skyscrapers to jumbo jets.

And I so look forward to that day.

Big heart,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Homemade Queso Fresco

Queso fresco is a lovely, fresh and springy Mexican cheese. It’s awesome sprinkled on top of a salad or crumbled into a taco. It’s very easy to make at home with just a few ingredients. No special tools needed.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Homemade-Queso-Fresco.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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Beliefnet: 6 ways To Adapt to Change

A man loses his job. A woman discovers her boyfriend was cheating on her. Another person discovered he has cancer at 49. We don’t like change. In fact, just thinking about the possibility of change gives some people the chills. No matter what, change makes us feel miserable and if we could high-tail from it, we would and frequently do. We are creatures of habit and feeling a sense of security is normal and when we are knocked on our butts with horrible news–we take a dive into a foreign land.
 http://www.beliefnet.com/inspiration/6-ways-to-adapt-to-change.aspx#PbzhaXlVIxUOJcTl.99

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