Cat’s Morning Bits for April 3, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for April 3, 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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Over the land freckled with snow half-thawed
The speculating rooks at their nests cawed
And saw from elm-tops, delicate as flowers of grass,
What we below could not see, Winter pass.
-Edward Thomas, “Thaw” (1878-1917)

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ThoughtCo: Cerridwen: Keeper of the Cauldron

The Crone of Wisdom
In Welsh legend, Cerridwen represents the crone, which is the darker aspect of the goddess. She has powers of prophecy, and is the keeper of the cauldron of knowledge and inspiration in the Underworld. As typical of Celtic goddesses, she has two children: daughter Crearwy is fair and light, but son Afagddu (also called Morfran) is dark, ugly and malevolent

https://www.thoughtco.com/cerridwen-keeper-of-the-cauldron-2561960

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Spiritual Unite: Mercury Goes Direct March 28, This Is What It Means For Your Zodiac Sign

When Mercury moves into retrograde everyone goes to great lengths to prepare themselves and adjust their actions in order to compensate, aware of the incredibly challenging times that it will bring, but have you ever considered just what the ‘Planet of Communication’ has in store for your life when it maintains its usual, direct movement?

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/mercury-goes-direct-march-28-this-is-what-it-means-for-your-zodiac-sign/

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Tetraktys: 6 Witch’s Runes Layouts to Try – The 13 Witch’s Runes for Beginners Part 2

Hello witches! This is the second article of a post series about the 13 Witch’s Runes. Last week, I introduced the meaning of each individual rune. Today, I am sharing with you my own rune casting ritual, my best interpretation tips and 6 layouts to try. Let’s get started!

https://www.thetetraktys.com/2019/6-layouts-to-try-13-witchs-runes-beginners-part-2/

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Daily Good: Who Gets to Cry?

Climate change is destroying many places we love points out Trebbe Johnson, and while some of us turn away from admitting this, others are filled with sorrow. But here’s what’s most difficult: “Many of us are simply afraid that if we allow ourselves to wade, even for a moment, into the feelings of sadness for the living world that lap at the edge of our consciousness, we will find ourselves pulled so ruthlessly into grief and despair that we will never emerge.” So how to grieve wisely and honestly?

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2250/who-gets-to-cry-trebbe-johnson/

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Elephant Journal: The Ritualization of Everyday Activities.

A few years ago, I decided to make a change in how I do things—and what an amazing impact it had on my life.
I lose sight of it sometimes and forget to do this practice, but every time I go back I wonder why I ever stopped. When I don’t practice it, my life gets hectic and messy; when I do practice it in everything I do, my life is filled with tranquility, and my home is impeccable

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/03/how-we-can-make-a-ritual-out-of-everything-we-do-aaron-soltys/

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MNN: 11 examples of the kindness of strangers
It can be easy to forget how much good regular people do every day.

Some days, it can feel like the world is falling apart. Other days, decent humans step up and make it better.
When I was a little girl traveling with my grandma, we once got stuck in a Florida airport due to a storm. Hotels were already booked, and my grandma was preparing me to sleep near our gate

https://www.mnn.com/health/fitness-well-being/blogs/examples-kindness-strangers-restore-your-faith-humanity

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EarthSky News: Star-hop to the Coma star cluster 

Our chart at the top of this post shows the constellation Leo the Lion highest up for the night at roughly 9 to 10 p.m. local time (10 to 11 p.m. local daylight saving time). That’s the time on your clock no matter where you are on the globe.
Long ago, the Coma star cluster represented the Lion’s tufted tail. It is a beautiful cluster, well worth taking the time to pick out in the night sky

https://earthsky.org/tonight/star-hop-from-leo-to-the-coma-star-cluster

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Ancient Origins: 3,900-Year-Old Lost Inscriptions Surface at the Ancient Egyptian Amethyst Mines

Archaeologists working in the timeworn deserts of Egypt have uncovered more than ‘100 ancient inscriptions’ at Wadi el-Hudi, where ancient miners once collected amethysts which were believed to be imbued with supernatural powers

https://www.ancient-origins.net/news-history-archaeology/egyptian-amethyst-mine-0011667

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Inner Journey:

LIVE IN RELAXATION

“It would be glorious to see mankind at leisure for once. It is nothing but work, work, work.”
— Henry David Thoreau

Is relaxation possible only when we’re not working? No. With awareness and practice, we can be relaxed no matter what we are doing. In fact, when we work in a relaxed state, our productivity increases as our effort decreases.

For true relaxation, we need to connect with our bodies — to consciously and intentionally become aware of tension and release it.

“Anxiety breaks a man’s backbone.”
— Hebrew proverb

“Don’t hurry, don’t worry. You’re only here for a short visit. So be sure to stop and smell the flowers.”
— Walter Hagen

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A Note from the Universe

The reason you sometimes find life hard, people difficult, or circumstances challenging is because in each of those areas you signed up for the advanced course.

Magna cum laude, baby –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Muffin Tin Quiches

These single serving quiches are perfect for a brunch party but can also be reheated for a quick breakfast. Vary the ingredients depending what you have in the fridge. I have done Greek, Italian and Mexican inspired quiches, as well as ones using traditional breakfast ingredients. They always turn out great

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Muffin-Tin-Quiches.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
April 3, 2019 

Originality

“Originality consists not only in doing things differently, but also in ‘doing things better.'”

-Edward C. Stedman (1833-1908)

I think that this is what inventors have in mind when they come up with all these original concepts. It’s all about progress, growth, building on what has been done before and expanding on what we have learned. And isn’t life like that, too? With human relationships, and our own spiritual growth, we want to “do things better” and improve ourselves and our circumstances. We read books, and take advice, but how we apply it is individual and original to ourselves.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 5 Reasons to Keep Your Heart Open

Keeping your heart open can be a challenge, especially when you’ve been hurt by someone you love but keeping an open heart can be the gateway to loving again. Here are five reasons to open your heart and trust again.

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/

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The Best Portion of Life: Cat’s Angel Message for February 9, 2019 

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The Best Portion of Life: Cat’s Angel Message for February 9, 2019 

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


That best portion of a man’s life, his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love. – William Wordsworth


29:  In some respects we all share a very similar life purpose in that we all have something that we can share with others in need. These Humanitarian acts can be complex or as simple as a smile or hug, kind or encouraging words or just being a good listener. Today the Universe is reminding us that we are all qualified to do these small and simple things. Make time today to be there for someone else. Embrace self confidence and listen to your heart as it guides you on this path of service. If it resonates with your spirit you are on the right path. In helping others we often find that we are helping ourselves as well and small acts of compassion and kindness can make a big difference.


Archangel Zadkiel blesses us with mercy and compassion towards others and ourselves as he helps us to bring our divine light front and center. The Ascended Master Mother Mary surrounds us with her gentle energy and helps to fill our hearts with love. She teaches us about compassion and forgiveness which are essential to healing ourselves and helping others. And the Greek goddess Artemis reminds us to use our intuitive skills to help others. She says “All the skills and knowledge you need for success lives within you. Your inner wisdom is a powerful thing and you know in your heart when something is good and right.”


Our Sacred Stones for today are  Kunzite and Rhodonite. Kunzite is a  high vibration stone  that can help to create a balanced partnership with the Universe as it opens your heart to receiving Divine love. And gentle Rhodonite helps to balance both mental and physical energy. It shows us all sides to any given situation and clears away confusion and helps to promote confidence. It’s calming influence helps us to ground and balance even during chaotic or upsetting situations.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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Thought For The Day: Feb. 8, 2019 “Simple Acts”

Happy Friday,

Wouldn’t it be great if everyone made a conscious effort  to brighten the day of just one other person? It’s actually pretty easy. Simple things like a smile, holding the door, or even a friendly ‘hello” can change someones day and make yours better in the process!

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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/

 

Creating Yourself: Cat’s Angel Message for January 7, 2019 

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Creating Yourself: Cat’s Angel Message for January 7, 2019 

January’s Theme: Stay focused on your desires and not your fears or past happenings. Our thoughts  are ready to manifest into reality and by staying focused on what’s positive we lessen the power of the things that we fear.


Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. – George Bernard Shaw


17: Today we are being encouraged to embrace and explore our spiritual side. Remember that you can be spiritual and not be specifically  religious. Allow your intuition to guide you on this journey so pay attention to the cues and clues that pop up. The Universe and our helpers are always sending us positive vibes. By remaining open  to receiving these gifts you will experience growth on both spiritual and personal levels. They help us and can be used to help others as well. A simple way to grow and share lies in the acknowledgement of the good that surrounds us.  Wouldn’t it be wonderful if everyone told someone else “Good job!” “Way to go!” or “Thank you for doing your best!” Simple things like these  inspire us to see the divine spirit within and the divine spirit in others. Nurture your spirit today and create positive connections.


Archangel Chamuel  helps us in regards to relationships. This includes the one we have with ourselves and our own spiritual nature. he helps us to build a strong foundation from which we can create our personal evolution. The Ascended Master Serapis Bey brings us  spiritual insight He teaches us that by surrounding yourself with loving energy you can find the peace you need to deal with what life sends your way. And the Egyptian goddess Isis fills us with peaceful power, confidence and graceful strength. She helps our spirit to soar and encourages us to inspire ourselves and others. She tells us “Be grateful for the baby steps that move you along your path, for they are milestones on your inward journey. Celebrate these steps and appreciate every kindness shown as they are all part of a grand celebration!”


Our Sacred Stone for today is White Topaz. This gemstone helps to increase our connection to the Divine. This gemstone brings feelings of happiness and spiritual awareness. You can also use your Rose Quartz to help you “feel the love” that surrounds you.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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Cat’s Morning Bits for March 5, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for March 5, 2018

Good Morning, 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 stormy March is come at last,
With wind, and cloud, and changing skies;
I hear the rushing of the blast
That through the snowy valley flies.

William Cullen Bryant (1794-1878)

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Mind Body Green: How To Use Meditation To Stop Negative Thoughts

As a student of meditation and innovative psychology, I’ve found that when you’re working to change inner energy, there is a profound marriage between breathwork and movement. Scientifically, we can move our breath in a certain pattern to slow down the nervous system and check in with ourselves and the world around us, thus becoming mindful in altering our moods and thoughts from negative to positive

Read more………………

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Beliefnet: Redefine Your Self Worth

Some of us need more self-esteem after a rough week, year, or day. Abuse, rejection, and bullying over the years put us in a box this is hard to get out of. A majority of issues start in childhood where the seeds of rejection are planted. All can equate to low-self esteem, and a feeling of unworthiness. We will look at what we can do for a boost in self-esteem, and self-worth. The time is now to take action.

Read more…………….

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OM Times: 4 Laws for Emotional Release and Detachment

Sometimes you find yourself way to close to a situation and emotional release and detachment are the only answers.

It is possible that you hear the words Emotional Release and Detachment it causes you a feeling of coldness and selfishness.

Read more

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A Bountiful Moment:

Receive the gifts of the universe just for being you. Unknown

Daily Thought

There is no restriction, division or prejudice between who gets the many gifts this world has to offer. By waking up you receive all things needed every day. You have the opportunity to develop everything that passes your way or ignore it and wait for the next opportunity to pass. Thinking that you are not as lucky or don�t have the same privilege puts restrictions on what you can receive and achieve. Yes we are all different individuals but to the world there is no difference and the gifts it offers as support are the same.

Daily Practice

Look around today and be aware of all the beauty and opportunity the universe has to offer. Be amazed at the miracle of life, be awed at nature�s gifts, and become inspired by the sunshine, rain or stars. Practice receiving the greatest gifts with gratitude and grace and you will recognize more freely the gifts of opportunity as they become present in your life.

Have a Great Day and Believe in Yourself!

Dr. Juliann (my child therapist.com)

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EarthSky News: Tonight  Use Big Dipper to find North Star

This is a good time of year to look for the Big Dipper in the evening. If you find it, you can find the North Star, too.

Read more……………..

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Patheos-Pagan: Witchery as an Orientation and Sacred Mission

In my article, Witchcraft Plays the Long Game I wrote, Many would ask me, why witchcraft? Because it works, and it isn’t a choice. A dear friend asked me to explain what I meant about this not being a choice for me. He reminded me that I often correlate witchery with personal sovereignty and free-will, so how is it consistent that I have no choice in the matter?

Read more…………………

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Inner Journey

GROWING OURSELVES

“The great thing in the world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving.”
— Oliver Wendell Holmes

We are all on a life-long journey. It is a search for who we are and why we are here. It is a journey that expands our consciousness.

There is an urge within each of us to move forward in life. It is an urge to become more whole, to find more meaning, and eventually to help others. It is human nature to strive for a sense of well-being.

We all go through the same growth cycles, though our experiences may appear entirely different. By understanding the process of personal and spiritual growth, we can work more effectively with the process, instead of fighting and resisting it.

“We can learn to be the catalysts for our own change.”
— Sarah Ban Breathnach

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Not that you haven’t figured this out but the person who can point to their own acts of kindness, no matter how plentiful, is not necessarily a kind person; who can point to their own acts of thoughtfulness, no matter how plentiful, is not necessarily thoughtful; who can point to their own acts of generosity, no matter how plentiful, is not necessarily generous… and so on.

Yeah, they still rock. As do you.

Mucho love,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Butterscotch Squares

My husband loves the butterscotch squares at See’s Candies. But, it can get expensive to “feed” his habit! I came across a recipe for copycat butterscotch squares. They looked so good, that I had to make them. They are delicious. The texture is similar to old-timey fudge. The flavor is deep and rich, similar to penuche. The only change I made was dipping my candies in chocolate chips.

Read more………………….

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

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

Incense: African Violet, Honeysuckle, Myrtle, Willow, Wormwood
Planet: Moon
Sign: Cancer
Angel: Gabriel
Colors: Silver, White and Gray
Herbs/Plants: Night Flowers, Willow Root, Orris Root, Birch, Motherwort, Vervain, White Rose and White Iris
Stones: Carnelian, Moonstone, Aquamarine, Pearl, Clear Quartz, Fluorite, 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
March 5, 2018

Love

“Love is the central flame of the universe, nay, the very fire itself.” -Ernest Holmes

This week, our focus is on “love.” What else is there, really? A Course in Miracles says that there are only two things in this life – love and fear… and when it all comes down to it, there is really just love. For just a little word, LOVE is a huge concept. Love is our greatest motivator, our deepest inspiration. No wonder love is so often associated with fire, and desire, and burning passion. It warms us, heals us, frees us.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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MNN: Divers unearth 7,000-year-old Native American burial site off Florida coast

The ever-rising tide of history can obscure many things, but one thing archaeologists may not have expected to be hidden was a 7,000-year-old Native American burial site.

The site, located a mere 900 feet (275 meters) off the coast of Manasota Key in Florida is preserved in what would have been a “a peat-bottomed freshwater pond thousands of years ago,” according to a statement released by the Florida Department of State.

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!  Visit Our Store

Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
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Small Acts of Kindness: Cat’s Angel Message for February 9, 2018 

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Small Acts of Kindness: Cat’s Angel Message for February 9, 2018  

February’s Theme:  Trusting in the “unseen” and  believing in yourself puts you on the path to manifesting your dreams and goals.
There are no small acts of kindness. Every compassionate act makes large the world.
Mary Anne Radmacher 
29: In some respects we all share a very similar life purpose in that we all have something that we can share with others in need. These Humanitarian acts can complex or as simple as a smile or hug, kind or encouraging words or just being a good listener. Today the Universe is reminding us that we are all qualified to do these small and simple things. Make time today to be there for someone else.  Embrace self confidence and listen to your heart as it guides you on this path of service. If it resonates with your spirit you are on the right path. In helping others we often find that we are helping ourselves as well and small acts of compassion and kindness can make a big difference.
Archangel Zadkiel blesses us with mercy and compassion towards others and ourselves as he helps us to bring our divine light front and center. The Chinese Goddess Kuan Yin is the embodiment of compassion and mercy. She teaches  us to  recognize how to help others in need when we are uncertain and Ascended Master Serapis Bey provides us with the spiritual insight to provide   loving care to those who need it. Our Sacred Stone for today is Desert Rose. Desert Rose is a form of Selenite and very spiritual stone. It brings clarity of thought and helps us to understand our role in the universal plan. We can also use Rose Quartz which helps us to bring our compassion to the surface.

 

Bright blessings for a magickal day!

Cat

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