Cat’s Morning Bits for April 16, 2019

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for April 16, 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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The season comes when, from her three-month trance,
The Earth awakens: already her deep heart
Begins to stir, and send its life abroad.
-Thomas Buchanan Read (1822-72)

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Spirituality & Health: The Art of Deep Listening
BY RICHARD WOLF

When you listen to music intently, you hear the music and simply allow it to be. Your mind doesn’t race to something else. Applying that mode of listening to other areas of your life can help you in your meditation and your mindfulness.

https://spiritualityhealth.com/articles/2019/04/12/the-art-of-deep-listening

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ThoughtCo: Sacred Plants of the Beltane Sabbat

In most modern Pagan traditions, plants and their folklore are an integral part of belief and practice. In particular, many of the Sabbats are associated with the magical properties of different plants. Beltane falls on May 1 in the northern hemisphere, and around October 31/November 1 if you live below the equator. Let’s take a look at Beltane, and some of the plants that often correspond with the season.

https://www.thoughtco.com/sacred-plants-of-the-beltane-sabbat-2561637

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MBG: New Study Finds People Who Meditate Deal With Stress More Quickly

We’re well aware that meditation can help you relax, get centered, and feel less stressed out over time when done regularly. Now a new study published in the Psychoneuroendocrinology shows exactly why: People who meditate regularly actually have a faster physiological recovery from stress, primarily thanks to one specific psychological strategy that meditation makes them very good at.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/meditation-makes-you-deal-with-stress-better

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Daily Good: Quiet Spirituality

Go within and you will find the noise of the world if you don’t also allow the quiet of silence to reveal itself. And what we need so very much is quiet to help us skillfully navigate our lives. Many of us yearn for the deep peace that comes from being in touch with the stillness in our depths. By seeking out silence in our daily lives, we are able to find balance within the constant noise and demands that bombard most of us each day. The rewards are in-built. This piece by Mirka Knaster delves into the theme of quiet spirituality. “It is in the womb of silence that we can grow ideas for the best course of action to take and ensure that such action is rooted in compassion and wisdom.”

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2260/quiet-spirituality-mirka-knaster/

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MNN: Lyrid meteor shower to peak on Earth Day
Our planet is now passing through ancient debris left by Comet Thatcher, which hasn’t visited the inner solar system since 1861.

Earth is treating its inhabitants to quite a show for Earth Month. There was the Virginids meteor shower, for example, plus a double shadow transit of Jupiter, a crescent moon sidling up to Mars and a glimpse of Pallas, one of the largest asteroids in the solar system.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/space/blogs/2014-lyrid-meteor-shower-to-peak-on-earth-day

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EarthSky News: Moon to move between two colorful stars 

These new several nights – April 16, 17 and 18, 2019 – find the brilliant waxing gibbous moon on a course to move between two bright and beautiful stars, Arcturus and Spica. Sparkling above the eastern horizon at early evening, these stars travel westward (along with the moon) throughout the night. Arcturus and Spica shine high in the southern sky around midnight, and as dawn starts to color the sky, these gems light up the western sky

https://earthsky.org/tonight/moon-highlights-two-colorful-springtime-stars

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Patheos-Pagan: Dance of the Maenad: Dionysian Mysteries

A Mystery, in a pagan sense, is a ritual that is not shared beyond participants, because the true meaning is something that can’t be put into words, only experienced.
The most well known of the secret rituals in Ancient Greece were the Eleusinian Mysteries, performed by the cult of Demeter and Persephone in Eleusis in their honor

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/agora/2019/04/dance-of-the-maenad-dionysian-mysteries/

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Inner Journey:

HOW DO YOU SHOW YOU CARE?

“Love is not only something you feel. It is something you do.”
— David Wilkerson

In her book, ‘No Less Than Greatness,’ Mary Manin Morrissey speaks of a research study that explored how family members communicate with each other. Apparently, the most frequently spoken words between husbands, wives, sisters and brothers were “What’s on?” and “Move.”

She goes on to say, “We all desire great relationships but often settle for just getting by. Many of us have stopped questioning the fact that we may know fictitious TV families more intimately than we do our own.”

The most powerful force in our lives is our ability to love. Indeed, it’s the most basic essence of who we are. How do you experience and express your love for the people in your life?

“The whole idea of compassion is based on a keen awareness of the other…. The whole purpose of life is to live by love.”
— Thomas Merton

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A Note from the Universe

Stop thinking that you have to make it happen and let it happen…

That you have to be better, and be yourself…

That I’ve ever judged you, and be free…

That was the plan,

The Universe

tut.com

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Herbal Muse:  Easy Hummus Recipe

Hummus is a Middle Eastern traditional dish made from chickpeas, sesame paste (tahini), garlic, olive oil and various herbs and spices. This simple staple has so many uses…appetizer, dip, side dish, sandwich spread and more

https://www.herbalmusings.com/single-post/2015/03/25/Easy-Hummus-Recipe

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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
April 16,  2019

Praise

“The advantage of doing one’s praising for oneself is that one can lay it on so thick and exactly in the right places.”

-Samuel Butler (1835-1902)

Every once in awhile we need to give ourselves a pat on the back. We’re each working so hard, doing our thing, and making our way. Too often we don’t get the praise we think we deserve. But that’s okay – because we can recognize our accomplishments and praise ourselves! And we ARE doing pretty well with all we’ve got going on. Kudos to you, dear friend!

-Lissa Coffey

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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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Cat’s Morning Bits for January 17, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for January 17, 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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Late lies the wintry sun a-bed,
A frosty, fiery sleepy-head;
Blinks but an hour or two; and then,
A blood-red orange, sets again.
-Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-94)

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Spiritual Unite: Flow: We Are Unique But Not Different

Some of us are teachers, some are healers, others builders, others artists, some just along for the ride and experience. Some of us are calm and quiet and some of us are loud and passionate. It’s supposed to be that way. We are Source experiencing itself in the form of infinite manyness. Just imagine how boring it would get if each and every one of us were perfect copies of each other.

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/flow-we-are-unique-but-not-different/

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Elephant Journal: 4 Ways to Uncover your Golden Shadow during Eclipse Season

Eclipses represent a dance of light and dark—similar to our personal psyches and souls.
They have rhythms and phases that we can predict, and then at the same time feel chaotic. During an eclipse, as the sun, moon, and Earth play in shadows, we too have the same opportunity.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/01/4-ways-to-uncover-your-golden-shadow-during-eclipse-season/

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Daily Good: The Deepest Silence

“Ever abiding within and without, overlaid with the mutable patchwork garment we know as this visible universe, silence forms the woof and warp of all things seen and unseen. Yet at any instant it is immanent and accessible. To the mystic, silence is the ground, the core of reality. All else relates to and emanates from it. The deeper elements in all religions point to this silence. It is God, it is Buddha; it is Allah. But, to paraphrase Lao Tzu, to name it is to elude its essence. It can only be experienced. The fifteenth century Muslim born saint Kabir wittily observed, “I laugh when I hear the fish in the water is thirsty.” This paradox, which asserts that we are forever surrounded by silence yet all the while occluded to its existence, forms the key dilemma in spirituality.”

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2205/the-deepest-silence-john-roger-barrie/

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Thought.Co: Setting Up Your Imbolc Altar

It’s Imbolc, and that’s the Sabbat where many Pagans choose to honor the Celtic goddess Brighid, in her many aspects. However, other than having a giant statue of Brighid on your altar, there are a number of ways you can set up for the season

https://www.thoughtco.com/setting-up-your-imbolc-altar-2562117

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MNN: Calling all kids to draw (and honor) their favorite endangered species

Every year, more animals and plants are added to the Endangered Species list. Sadly, some are removed from the list because they’ve become extinct — animals like George, the last Hawaiian land-snail species, Achatinella apexfulva, who died on Jan. 1.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/blogs/calling-all-kids-show-their-favorite-endangered-species

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EarthSky News: What is the zodiac?

Maybe you associate the word ‘zodiac’ with astrology, but it has an honored place in astronomy, too. It’s defined by the annual path of the sun across our sky.

https://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/what-is-the-zodiac

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Patheos-Pagan: The Magic of Spaces, Places, and Things

For as long as I can remember, I have talked to everything: trees, insects, doors, birds, coats, the ocean, electronics, my paintbrushes, my room – basically everything animate and inanimate that I come into contact with.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/tempest/2019/01/the-magic-of-spaces-places-and-things.html

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Inner Journey:

TRUST YOURSELF

“I never know what the next lesson is going to be, because we’re not supposed to know; we’re supposed to trust ourselves to discover it.”
— Melody Beattie

How deeply do you trust your own guidance?

Always trust that you know what’s best for you. To move forward in your life, gather information from the ‘experts,’ consider how their advice relates to your situation and then act only on what feels right for you. What does your whole being (mind, body and soul) say ‘Yes!’ to?

You are the only expert for your own life.

“I trust so much in the power of the heart and the soul; I know that the answer to what we need to do next is in our own hearts. All we have to do is listen, then take that one step further and trust what we hear. We will be taught what we need to learn.”
— Melody Beattie

“Ultimately, we must learn to trust ourselves. When we do this intimately and intelligently, the world opens full of meaning before us. We find that we ourselves are the doorway to a fathomless understanding of the source of life itself. We need only to learn to walk through it.”
— James Thornton

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A Note from the Universe

Sometimes when you’re ready for a change and you kind of know it but won’t admit it, when it comes, not only are you surprised, but it hurts.

Yeah, I know that doesn’t help much, unless you remember the “ready” part. Because there is simply no change that might ever transpire in time and space that happens before you’re fully able to use it for your own growth and glory.

Love watching you create,

The Universe

tut.com

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

Intentions: Luck, Happiness, Health/ Healing, Religion, Legal Matters, Male Fertility, Treasure and Wealth, Honor, Riches, Clothing Desires, Leadership, Public Activity, Power and Success, Trade and Employment

Incense: Cinnamon,Henbane Nutmeg and Sage

Planet: Jupiter
Sign: Sagittarius and Pisces
Angel: Sachiel
Colors: Purple, Royal Blue and Indigo
Herbs/Plants: Cinnamon, Beech, Buttercup, Coltsfoot, Oak
Stones: Sugilite, Amethyst, Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli and Sapphire
Oil: (Jupiter) Clove, Lemon Balm, Oakmoss, Star Anise

Goddesses: Juno, Hera, Kwan Yin, Mary, Cybele, Tara, Mawu, Mlaba Mwana Waresa, Ishtar, Nuit

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Daily Wisdom
January 17, 2019
Moments

“A player’s effectiveness is directly related to his ability to be right there, doing that thing, in the moment… He can’t be worrying about the past or the future or the crowd or some other extraneous event. He must be able to respond in the here and now.”

-John Brodie

John Brodie is the famous former quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers. How do I know this? My brother and my father were BIG fans when we were living in the Bay Area. Athletes know how important it is to be fully present in the moment when competing. There are too many factors that have to fall into place to succeed – and the only way to get them to do that is to be there: mentally, physically and spiritually.

-Lissa Coffey

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Beliefnet: Birth Month Flowers and Their Meanings

The birth flower for the month of January is most commonly known as the carnation although some texts do list the snowdrop as an alternative. The carnation represents love. This flower can come in a variety of colors which can vary the meaning. For example, pink communicates affection and admiration, red communicates love, white communicates pure unconditional love and good luck, striped carnations communicate regret over unrequited love and yellow communicates rejection or disappointment in love
Read more at https://www.beliefnet.com/inspiration/birth-month-flowers-and-their-meanings.aspx#80dCe1JSj4gfdWiK.99

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com
Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
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Cat’s Morning Bits for December 24, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for December 24, 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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Late lies the wintry sun a-bed,
A frosty, fiery sleepy-head;
Blinks but an hour or two; and then,
A blood-red orange, sets again.

-Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-94)

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MBG: Get Ready, Because The Last Week Of 2018 Will Be A Roller Coaster

On Monday, Neptune squares Mercury, and it’ll speak to our soft, emotional sides.
This Monday, December 24, head-in-the-clouds Neptune muffles logical Mercury’s input levels as the two lock into a dynamic square. This compassionate combo could turn events into pure poetry. Raise a touching toast, even if you scrawl it impromptu-style on the back of a cocktail napkin.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/weekly-horoscope-december-24-30-2018

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Daily Good: Dealing with the Darkness of What Humans Do to Humans

The darkest capacities of humans to hurt fellow humans and destroy the natural world offer us the challenge of shifting our consciousness to discover what humanity can achieve through awareness, to create something alive and dynamic instead. Two organizations, Rising Women Rising World and FemmeQ have identified five of the outstanding qualities of feminine intelligence –available to men as to women — that could enable us to achieve tangible long-lasting results through awareness.

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2169/dealing-with-the-darkness-of-what-humans-do-to-humans-scilla-elworthy/

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Elephant Journal: Crazy Coincidence or Wink from the Cosmos? Finding Meaning in Synchronicities.

Last week, I taught a class to a group of seventh and eighth graders using the metaphor of a tree to talk about life and all the different elements important we must have in order to grow.
For example, how a tree’s roots represent our foundation and what we need to help us stay grounded, and its fruit—our dreams and the gifts we came here to share.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/12/crazy-coincidence-or-wink-from-the-cosmos-how-to-find-meaning-in-synchronicities/

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MNN: This 100-year-old Mexican Christmas tradition involves carving giant radishes

The city of Oaxaca, Mexico, has a creative way to bring attention to the harvest, particularly the cherished radish crop. Dating back to 1897, market vendors would carve the vegetables into various figures to make their radishes look more appealing. The mayor created a festival around the carvings — La Noche de Rábanos, or Night of the Radishes.

https://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/blogs/Night-of-radishes-unique-mexican-christmas-tradition

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EarthSky News: Moon and Gemini on December 23 and 24

On December 23 and 24, 2018, the waning gibbous moon – just past the solstice full moon – passes to the south of the two brightest stars of the constellation Gemini. These two stars are noticeable for being bright and close together. In sky lore, they represent the starry eyes of twin brothers. One star is Castor, and the other is Pollux. On these nights, the moon is also passing to the north of Procyon, the Little Dog Star

https://earthsky.org/tonight/moon-and-gemini

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Patheos-Pagan: Inviting in the New: Another Witch’s New Year Plans

I like the new year. I like new things, new spaces, and new shifts in my own awareness and action. The invitations to do something different, to make something better, and to expand who I am in my heart — and in the world.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/chargedbythegoddess/2018/12/inviting-in-the-new-another-witchs-new-year-plans/

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Inner Journey:

WHERE’S YOUR ATTENTION?

“Only one thing has to change for us to know happiness in our lives: where we focus our attention.”
— Greg Anderson

What do you usually focus on: problems or solutions?

When our mind dwells on a problem, we stay stuck. Woe is me! But when we can shift to ask how we might achieve a solution to our problem, our subconscious mind, thinking and creativity move into gear. New possibilities open up.

Get in the habit of asking for solutions!

“Every choice moves us closer to or farther away from something. Where are your choices taking your life? What do your behaviors demonstrate that you are saying yes or no to in life?”
— Eric Allenbaugh

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Today’s Recipe: Pretzel Rolo Turtles (Gluten Free)

Several years ago, our daughter made these for me, gluten free, and brought them when she came for Christmas. They were delicious and I have been wanting to try to make them ever since but never seemed to get around to doing it until today. I try not to eat a lot of sweets but when it’s Christmas, I go wild. Oh, gosh! These are so good and so quick and easy to make

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Pretzel-Rolo-Turtles-Gluten-Free.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
December 24, 2018 

Blessings

“Yes, there is a Nirvanah: it is in leading your sheep to a green pasture, and in putting your child to sleep, and in writing the last line of your poem.”

-Kahlil Gibran

Our blessings are right in front of us, every day. The little things that make us happy, those are the things that make life worthwhile. It’s easy to see the big blessings, they get our attention – but the sweet, simple, small events that make us smile, for those we must be grateful, too.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 7 Simple Ways to Practice Gratitude Daily

Gratitude is an essential part of building happiness. It helps us realize what we have and helps puts situations into perspective. Gratitude is the expression of being thankful and having an attitude of appreciation and not taking things for granted in life. The benefits of practicing gratitude are infinite

Read more…………………..

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for October 22, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for October 22, 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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Now by great marshes wrapt in mist,
Or past some river’s mouth,
Throughout the long, still autumn day
Wild birds are flying south.

-William Wilfred Campbell (1858-1918)

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Spiritual Unite: Soulmate Signs From The Universe

A soulmate is the most commonly used term for true love. Many people crave for this relationship. A soulmate is a person with whom you feel comfortable and happy. There’s a sense of deep love as well. Any individual could have one or more than one soulmate in their life. Soulmates come into your life to perform a specific task.

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/soulmate-signs-from-the-universe/

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MBG: What This Month’s Rare Retrograde Means For Your Love Life

You may have heard the hype about Venus retrograde, a six-week backspin that happens every 18 months and will be in full force from October 5 to November 16, 2018. When the Heavenly Headmistress of Harmony takes this celestial sabbatical, relationships can go awry. Our normal levels of kindness and compassion deplete, and the past can creep back in—from ex-flames to old inflammatory issues.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/venus-retrograde-2018

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Daily Good: How Silence Leads Us To Awe

When life leaves us “dumb-struck”, awed into silence, we are jolted into living and understanding with our right brains. These moments are universally understood as deep spiritual experiences. In this excerpt from the book “The Lotus and the Rose”, Matthew Fox and Lama Tsomo explore this essential spiritual principle using the lenses of Christianity and Buddhism.

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2122/how-silence-leads-us-to-awe-matthew-fox-lama-tsomo/

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Elephant Journal: October 24th Full Moon—Be a Hunter, not a Space Cadet.

The full Hunter’s Moon comes October 24th.
It rises just after sunset, and sets around sunrise, making this the only night in the month when the moon is in the sky all night long. The Native Americans call it the Hunter’s Moon, because the game is fat from a summer of foraging, and now is the time to go hunting and prepare stores for the long winter ahead.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/10/october-24th-full-moon-are-you-a-hunter-or-a-space-cadet/

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MNN: Ancient graffiti reveals the real date of Pompeii’s destruction

Archaeologists excavating a previously untouched portion of the ancient Roman city of Pompeii have come across a remarkable discovery: dated graffiti that appears to have been made just prior to the city’s destruction.

read more…………….

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EarthSky News: See Earth’s shadow and Belt of Venus

In both the evening and morning sky, try watching for Earth’s shadow. Earth’s shadow is a deep blue-grey, darker than the twilight sky. The pink band above the shadow – in the east after sunset, or west before dawn – is called the Belt of Venus.

http://earthsky.org/tonight/earth-shadow-belt-of-venus-in-east-after-sunset

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Patheos-Pagan: Thank You For Letting Me Be Myself, Again 

I spent last weekend at Autumn Fires at Wisteria, closing out the festival season; a last chance for outdoor Fire Circles until the spring.
Sometime Saturday night, as we danced around the fire in the cold, the drumming fell silent for a moment. I felt the Muse upon me, and I started a traditional chant that fit the moment.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/thezenpagan/2018/10/thank-you-for-letting-me-be-myself-again/

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Inner Journey: 

WHAT ARE YOUR PRIORITIES FOR TODAY?

“Most people are so busy knocking themselves out trying to do everything they think they should do, they never get around to do what they want to do.”
— Kathleen Winsor

When we clearly set an intention, our conscious and subconscious minds mobilize to help us meet that intention. At the start of each day, thoroughly review what commitments you have made to others for the day, and decide what commitment(s) you will make for yourself.

What can you do today that will move you one step closer to your personal goals? Own your power to choose to meet your own needs. After all, we are much better able to help others when our own needs are met. And at the end of the day, when you’ve honoured your commitment to yourself, acknowledge your success.

“If you want to make good use of your time, you’ve got to know what’s most important and then give it all you’ve got.”
— Lee Iacocca

 

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A Note from the Universe

One’s ability to succeed, is always proportional to one’s willingness to fail.

Besides, all failures are temporary, all tigers are paper, and life is a many splendored thing.

Go for it,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Pomegranate Chicken

This luscious chicken dish may become an all time favorite. The secret ingredient is pomegranate molasses.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Pomegranate-Chicken-1.html

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Magical Correspondences for Monday 

Intentions: Psychic Sensitivity, Women’s Mysteries, Tides, Waters, Emotional Issues, Agriculture, Animals, Female Fertility, Messages, Theft, 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
October 22, 2018

Forgiveness

“The forgiving state of mind is a magnetic power for attracting good.” Catherine Ponder

Forgiveness tends to be one of those things that is easy to say, but hard to do. We get caught up in the hurt and pain and for some reason we don’t want to let that go. But forgiveness is freeing – it is healing, and it brings with it all kinds of life lessons and spiritual growth. And that is always good.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 5 Ways To Forgive Yourself
Why are we so hard on ourselves for things that God has long since forgiven and forgotten? Here are five ways to forgive yourself and let go of the past.

Read more…

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

In Silence by Cat

 

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In Silence

The goddess of the desert speaks to me in silence.

Her breath, cool and dry, washes over me in gentle benediction.

It touches the wounded places inside and soothes my battered spirit.

Too much. Too much!

And my soul which has been ready to fly cries “Take me with you and let me dwell in silence too!”

Her breath again touches me; soothing me.

And from the silence she speaks; “Stay, it is not yet your time.  I am here. Take comfort from the silence within. Embrace it and hold me close.”

The voice fades on the desert breeze. Leaving me alone with the silence and a feeling of peace that washes over me with gentle benediction.

 

(C) LBolotin/Cat 2018

Cat’s Morning Bits for August 2, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for August 2, 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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See what delights in sylvan scenes appear!
Descending Gods have found Elysium here.
In woods bright Venus with Adonis stray’d,
And chaste Diana haunts the forest shade.

-Alexander Pope (1688-1744)

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Tetraktys: Agnostic, Atheist or Spiritual – What Atheists Get Wrong About Religion

In this brave new world we live in, organized religion is on the decline worldwide. More and more, people prefer to identify as agnostic, atheist or spiritual but not religious instead of identifying with a religion. Of course, this is a generality, but it’s something worth thinking about.

https://www.thetetraktys.com/2018/agnostic-atheist-or-spiritual-what-atheists-get-wrong-about-religion/

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MBG: How To Create A Sacred Morning, Afternoon, & Bedtime Routine 

Falling into a routine doesn’t necessarily sound like the most exciting thing to happen to your life. By definition, the very word “routine” implies the opposite of special, and often, it’s something to break free from, especially when it involves less-than-beneficial habits (gluing ourselves to the couch or blankly scrolling through our phones at bedtime—we’ve all been there

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/how-to-create-sacred-routines-throughout-the-day

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Daily Good: Today is a Gift

One afternoon, a group of people showed up a farmers’ market with armfuls of wrapping paper and colorful ribbons. They came to gift-wrap the entire street to remind everyone that the present moment is a gift. ” We are literally just wrapping up everything in sight” an organizer tells a passerby. Wrapping up the tables and chairs, placing bows on people and dogs — this video is a joyful reminder to celebrate the gift of today. { read more } http://www.karmatube.org/videos.php?id=7127

Be The Change

Take time to notice and appreciate the present moment. Then share that appreciation with those around you.

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CoffeyTalk: Tuning In

Our body is an instrument that sends us signals all the time. This body is our friend, and it’s trying to help us. When we pay attention to its little messages things go easier for us. These messages are subtle, so we need to tune in to pick up on them. The vibrations are there.

We know a kitten is happy because we can feel it purr. And then we know something has startled her when the purring stops and her ears flick. When we’re happy, our body is relaxed and we feel good. But when we get stressed, we tense up, our stomach might ache or our head might hurt.

We can use these signs to gauge the situations around us and make better decisions. Tune into the vibrations and see what happens.

Today we have many tools to help us tune in to the body. Wearable devices measure pulse, breathing, steps taken and more! Make use of this technology to get more information about the body and help it to get what it needs.

newsletter from CoffeyTalk.com

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Elephant Journal: 9 Dos & Don’ts: how to Hold Space for someone who’s Hurting.

Does this sound like you?
You experience something painful. It hurts. You feel anxious, angry, or frustrated, as if you’re on the verge of boiling over. So you self-isolate—sometimes for hours, sometimes for days—and wait for the pain to subside.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/07/9-dos-donts-how-to-hold-space-for-someone-whos-hurting/

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MNN: Even the smallest urban green spaces can have a big impact on mental health

There’s no doubt urban green spaces are more pleasing to the eye than trash-strewn vacant lots that have been sitting in various stages of neglect for who knows how long.
But can transforming scattered patches of urban blight into green spaces also help to alleviate the blues?

https://www.mnn.com/health/fitness-well-being/blogs/tiny-urban-green-spaces-big-impact-mental-health-mood

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EarthSky News: August guide to the bright planets 

Venus is the brightest planet, and – as seen from around the world – it’s dazzling this month in the west after sunset, impossible to miss as the evening “star.”

http://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/visible-planets-tonight-mars-jupiter-venus-saturn-mercury

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Patheos-Pagan: Do Gods Disappear When Their Worship Ceases?

A reader who wishes to remain anonymous asked a series of questions centered around Gods whose worship ceases. Here’s their question, edited for brevity.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/johnbeckett/2018/07/do-gods-disappear-when-their-worship-ceases.html

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Inner Journey: 

USE YOUR BREATH TO RELAX YOUR BODY

“Breath is the link between the inner and outer worlds.”
— Alice Christensen

We live in very demanding times, and our health depends on our being able to relieve our bodies and minds from constant stress. Breathing with awareness can focus and concentrate our attention inside. This slows down our pace and eases the pressure, anxiety, anticipation and excitement that are common stress reactions.

At any time, you can consciously experience your breathing to help you concentrate your mind and relax your body. Compare how you feel after your session with how you felt before. Write about your experience in your journal.

“Controlled deep breathing helps the body to transform the air we breathe into energy. The stream of energized air produced by properly executed and controlled deep breathing produces a current of inner energy which radiates throughout the entire body and can be channeled to the body areas that need it the most, on demand.”
— Nancy Zi

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Customized Abundance Advisory and Relativity Alert (shhhh…):

Soon, for you, hundred dollar bills in forgotten blue jean pockets will be as plentiful as singles are in your wallet today. Earning an extra five thousand for lending a hand will only be as challenging as earning five hundred, today. And then before you can even ask, “Who let the bucks out?!” you’ll have as many millions in the bank as there are meters in a mile, popes in the Vatican, and stairways to heaven.

Yet still, you’ll be loved most for being a great friend.

That’s just how you roll,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Steak, Vegetables, and Japanese Eggplant

I love to cook but, I dont like to use recipes. I have a knack for mixing and matching different vegetables and ingredients that are in the house. Because I have a rather large organic garden we eat a lot of fresh vegetables and salads daily. This recipe is one that I have thrown together that everyone loves. Hope you enjoy this recipe too.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Steak-Vegetables-and-Japanese-Eggplant.html

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

Intentions: Luck, Happiness, Health/ Healing, Religion, Legal Matters, Male Fertility, Treasure and Wealth, Honor, Riches, Clothing Desires, Leadership, Public Activity, Power and Success, Trade and Employment

Incense: Cinnamon,Henbane Nutmeg and Sage

Planet: Jupiter
Sign: Sagittarius and Pisces
Angel: Sachiel
Colors: Purple, Royal Blue and Indigo
Herbs/Plants: Cinnamon, Beech, Buttercup, Coltsfoot, Oak
Stones: Sugilite, Amethyst, Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli and Sapphire
Oil: (Jupiter) Clove, Lemon Balm, Oakmoss, Star Anise

Goddesses: Juno, Hera, Kwan Yin, Mary, Cybele, Tara, Mawu, Mlaba Mwana Waresa, Ishtar, Nuit

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Daily Wisdom
August 2,  2018

Silence

“It [would be] vain for me to endeavor to interpret the Silence. She cannot be done into English.”

-Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)

More can be “said” in a few moments of silence than in volumes of literature. Some things are beyond translation. I could go on and on about this… but I’ll be quiet and let you find the silence instead. You’ll see.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: Stress-Reducing Stretches
Stress is inevitable, but the effects it can have on your body and mind can be reduced by some simple stretches. Stress restricts blood flow causing your muscles to tense up, especially the muscles…

Read more……………..

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for July 30, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for July 30, 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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“ To have a right to do a thing is not at all the same as to be right in doing it. ”

– G.K. Chesterton

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Spiritual Unite: Flow: We Are Unique But Not Different

Some of us are teachers, some are healers, others builders, others artists, some just along for the ride and experience. Some of us are calm and quiet and some of us are loud and passionate. It’s supposed to be that way. We are Source experiencing itself in the form of infinite manyness

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/flow-we-are-unique-but-not-different/

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MBG: 4 Very Easy Ways To Help Solve Our Bee Crisis

About 10 years ago, beekeepers across the U.S. started noticing that their hives were dying off at an alarming rate. It was sudden and unexpected, and it was the start of a phenomenon known as Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) that is still a huge problem across the country and the world.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/easy-ways-to-help-solve-our-bee-crisis

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Daily Good: What I Regret Most Are Failures of Kindness

For many people, the things we regret in life might be the big ones: either moral failings, career opportunities missed on the way to success, or all those things that fall into the category of “adventures we should have taken.” For American writer George Saunders, his list of regrets is quite simple: failures of kindness. What grabs at his heart the most is missing those seemingly insignificant chances to make a difference for the better in someone’s life. His story of a lonely classmate who never felt his kindness may give us reason to reconsider what we value and how we can make the world a little kinder in small ways. { read more } http://www.dailygood.org/story/2069/what-i-regret-most-are-failures-of-kindness-george-saunders/

Be The Change

Can you recall a regret and allow that to transform you into living with more kindness today?

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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. They range from gorgeous to garish to downright freaky with horns and stinging spines. What they all have in common, though, is the mind-bending metamorphosis they undergo on their journey from egg to butterfly or moth (both are members of the insect order Lepidoptera).

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

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EarthSky News: Mars closest to Earth on July 30-31

Tonight – on the night of July 30-31, 2018 – the red planet Mars comes closer to Earth than it has since its historically close approach on August 27, 2003. It lies 35.78 million miles (57.59 million km) from Earth on July 31, 2018, at 8 Universal Time (UTC). At U.S. time zones, that places the time of Mars’ closest approach before sunrise July 31, at 4 a.m. EDT, 3 a.m. CDT, 2 a.m. MDT, 1 a.m. PDT, 12 midnight Alaskan Time – and on July 30, at 10 p.m. Hawaiian Time.

http://earthsky.org/tonight/mars-closest-to-earth-on-july-30-31

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Patheos-Pagan: Energy Flips: How Haters Make You Stronger

Recently, I’ve discovered that there are a handful of people who really dislike non-traditional (eclectic) witchcraft, and want to tell me how wrong I am for following my intuition. My practice and I have both been denigrated and called names. If I were to react to them, it’d eat a lot of my energy and time, and it’s not my mission to interact with haters. I’ve found another way to deal with the trolls. It’s called an “energy flip.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/starlight/2018/07/energy-flips-how-haters-make-you-stronger/

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Inner Journey: 

BE WILLING TO REPEAT

“Change is the constant, the signal for rebirth, the egg of the phoenix.”
— Christina Baldwin

Sometimes we repeat the Inner Journey messages in the series. Please guard against saying, “I’ve seen this one — I don’t need to read it again.”

The truth is: we are always changing. Who you are now is different from who you were when you read the message the first time. The circumstances of your life have changed as well. As a result, you may be open to new perspectives this time around.

Our ego is prone to think it knows it all, but life always offers us fresh and new experiences.

“It all depends on how we look at things and not on how they are in themselves.”
— C.G. Jung

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Just a little “FYI,” “Heads up,” and “Check this out, Homey!”

It’s no one’s responsibility to tell you what your “issues” are,  and contrary to popular thinking most will not.

Which pretty much means there’s only one person you can trust in such matters, and it ain’t me.

Walk like an Egyptian,

The Universe

tut.com

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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 30, 2018

Silence

“Thought works in silence, so does virtue. One might erect statues to Silence.”

-Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881)

Silence is the single most important ingredient in our pursuit spiritual growth. Yet how much time do we spend in silence every day? Whether we meditate, or pray, or just sit with nature, silence is like a hallway that we need to go through for the doors of Truth to open to us.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: Forgiveness is Like an Apple a Day…It Keeps the Doctor Away!
Forgiveness can be the solution to emotional wellness and stability.
Traditional western medicine treats symptoms. If we are depressed, we get a pill for depression. If we are having panic attacks, we get a pill for anxiety. If we have aches and pains, we get pain relievers and muscle relaxants.
Read more at http://www.beliefnet.com/wellness/galleries/forgiveness-is-like-an-apple-a-day-it-keeps-the-doctor-away.aspx#0GdMxsYbL3ftexiq.99

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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