Cat’s Morning Bits for October 21, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for October 21, 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 trees are in their autumn beauty,
The woodland paths are dry,
Under the October twilight the water
Mirrors a still sky.
-William Butler Yeats (1865-1939)

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ThoughtCo: Janus, the Two-Faced God

In the mythology of ancient Rome, Janus was the god of new beginnings. He was associated with doors and gates, and the first steps of a journey. The month of January — of course, falling at the beginning of the new year — is believed to be named in his honor, although some scholars say it is in fact named for Juno.

Read more….

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MBG: Scorpio Season Is About To Kick Off With A Powerful New Moon

The week kicks off with a dose of seductive energy.
Subtle signals say it all this Monday, October 21, as seductive Venus in Scorpio gets in a flowing formation with enchanting Neptune in Pisces. Their dynamic dance, which happens twice most years, sends seductive undercurrents through the early part of the week. Tap into this energy with nonverbal cues.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/weekly-horoscope-for-october-21-27-2019-from-the-astrotwins

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Daily Good: In Pursuit of Silence

In this thought-provoking piece, George Prochnick, author of “In Pursuit of Silence”, calls on us to examine our relationship with the sounds, or their absence, around us. Drawing on the wisdom of Herman Melville, Henry David Thoreau, and others, Prochnick proposes that by shutting ourselves off to the noise of our surroundings, we shut ourselves off to the world, effectively losing our place within it. “At some point the inability to ‘hear oneself think,'” he argues, “becomes the inability to think at all.” Read on to learn more about how we can achieve a greater balance between the variety of naturally-sourced and man-made sounds we encounter and the interludes of stillness and silence that beckon our attention. { read more }

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Elephant Journal: 5 Reasons you Need a Witch in your Life.

“Don’t call yourself a witch!”
I’ve had many friends and family members respond to my social media posts with that phrase.

Women all over the world were killed, raped, and denigrated for being witches. But, that’s not why they are telling me to not call myself a witch.

Read more….

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MNN: Why we should live our lives more like sloths do
‘Life in the Sloth Lane’ embraces a slower, more mindful approach.

Sloths — they’re the adorable, slow-moving mammals that many people have grown to love. These peaceful animals can also teach us a thing or two about how we should live our lives, according to zoologist Lucy Cooke — author of “Life in the Sloth Lane: Slow Down and Smell the Hibiscus,” a photo book filled with inspirational quotes about embracing and enjoying life.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Orionid meteors late night until dawn

The Orionid meteor shower will peak early this week, with the best morning likely being Tuesday, October 22. Try watching on the mornings of October 21 and 23, too. In 2019

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Halloween Fun: Spooky Stories Around Candlelight

From early childhood, I have loved spooky stories, especially when told around candle or firelight. In fact, one of my favorite ghost stories comes from the opening scene of John Carpenter’s film (1980), The Fog. In the scene, a group of children sit around a campfire as a salty old sea captain shares a frightening tale about a wrecked ship off the coast.

Read more….

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Inner Journey:

OVERWHELMED?

“Life does not happen to us, it happens from us.”
— Mike Wickett

Are you easily overwhelmed? If so, answer this question in your journal:

While growing up, what did you experience too much of?

Experiencing too much of something leads to feelings of overwhelm. When we’re young, overwhelm can lead us to believe that we are not capable or that we are not good enough. These are power issues.

Awareness of when we are feeling overwhelmed can help us go inside, claim our power and change our experience of any situation.

“When we know that the cause of something is in ourselves, and that we (ourselves) are one of the few things in the universe that we have the right and ability to change, we begin to get a sense of the choices we really do have, an inkling of the power we have, a feeling of being in charge… of our lives, of our future, of our dreams.”
— John-Roger and Peter McWilliams

“Be thine own palace, or the world’s thy jail.”
— John Donne

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A Note from the Universe

Shake the burden that comes from seeing your baby steps, as a necessary discipline.

See them, instead, as optional dance moves, in life’s conga line, that spark miracles, open floodgates, and lead to the near effortless manifestations of beautiful vacation homes.

Day-O!

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Fluffy Instant Pot Quinoa

Using an instant pot you can make quick work of cooking quinoa. The results are fluffy and delicious.

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, 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 21, 2019

Wonder

“Wonder is music heard in the heart, is voiceless.”

-Rosemary Dobson, 1973

We can’t hear wonder with our ears, or see it with our eyes. It’s something that goes on in our hearts. It’s the process of translating something that might ordinarily seem mundane into something spectacular. It’s recognizing the divine within everything and everyone.

-Lissa Coffey

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Daily Tarot: Judgement

However the day goes, you’ll be able to enjoy yourself by noticing how big a part is played by beauty in your daily existence. There is no such thing as a senseless act of kindness, since it has such power to feed and empower your soul. You can salvage the messiest situation or cheer up the unhappiest person by appreciating the wonders that are all around us.

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)
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Cat’s Morning Bits for March 27, 2019

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for March 27, 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 warring hosts of Winter and of Spring
are hurtling o’er the plains.
All night I heard their battle-clarions ring
And jar the window panes.
-Christopher Pearse Cranch (1813-92)

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Spirit Library: The Power of Inspiration 

Dear Ones,

Inspiration comes to you as bidden, preparing the field, setting the scene, creating intentions ~ all of these activities are setting into motion the power of Inspiration. Most people do not realize how much they need inspiration in their lives, for without it, life can seem very dull.

https://spiritlibrary.com/shanta-gabriel/the-power-of-inspiration

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MBG: 6 Rituals To Unlock The Healing Potential Of Your Crystals 

Crystals are loved for their soothing effect and healing powers. There are many different crystals, all with unique benefits, and it’s best to know what those are before diving in. Lisa Butterworth, the author of the new book The Beginner’s Guide to Crystals, helps us understand the physical, emotional, and spiritual benefits of a variety of crystals. In this excerpt from her new book, Lisa shares six innovative ways to use your crystals.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/6-unexpected-ways-to-use-your-crystals-at-home

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Daily Good: Recording the Healing Sounds of Nature

“Through repeated, in-depth exposure to nature’s melodies, I soon developed a deep appreciation of their healing qualities and came to regard myself as a sound healer of sorts, with a focus on the voices of nature. I likened myself to an herbalist who goes into the forests and fields in search of medicinal herbs but I head into the wilds in search of immersive and atmospheric soundscapes that are transportive, relaxing, and that have a tonic effect on one’s body and mind.” Lang Elliott shares more from his decades of experience recording nature’s healing sounds.

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2259/recording-the-healing-sounds-of-nature-lang-elliott/

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Elephant Journal: New Moon in Aquarius: it’s Time to Declutter our Emotional & Spiritual Lives

t’s time to “spring-clean” our emotional and spiritual clutter this month.
It’s still winter in the northern hemisphere but nonetheless, this is a great month for some “spring-cleaning.”

If you’ve been considering “tidying up with Marie Kondo,” break out the eco-friendly shopping bags and start sorting through your stuff.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/01/new-moon-in-aquarius-its-time-to-declutter-our-emotional-spiritual-lives/

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MNN: The Inuit have a simple way of teaching their children how to control anger

It’s no surprise that, as a society, we often focus on ways to manage anger. We know it’s bad for us, and that rage-aholics aren’t long for this Earth. We also know it’s bad for the people who have to deal with that anger.
So we focus on ways to quell a seemingly ever-simmering ire that only wants to watch the world burn

https://www.mnn.com/family/family-activities/stories/how-to-control-anger-inuit-children

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EarthSky News: Moon, Jupiter, Saturn on March 26-29

These next several mornings – March 26-29, 2019 – look for the waning moon passing by Jupiter and then Saturn in the early morning sky. You’ll look south from Earth’s Northern Hemisphere, but from the Earth’s Southern Hemisphere, look high overhead or high in the northern sky.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/moon-jupiter-saturn-on-march-26-29

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Patheos-Pagan: Confronting Stereotypes and Prejudice Against Paganism

A question came in this month’s Conversations Under the Oaks that was more timely than anyone knew.
How do you educate someone when they try to ban all forms of Norse Paganism because they think every Norse Pagan has to be a Nazi or a white supremacist? As cute as the meme of “Odin didn’t die for the Nazis to steal his runes” is, it’s not going sway anyone who only sees Nordic runes or hears Odin or Thor when someone shoots up a Jewish school or shows up in rallies like Charlottesville

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/johnbeckett/2019/03/confronting-stereotypes-and-prejudice-against-paganism.html

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Inner Journey:

Slow down

“The soul requires duration of time — rich, thick, deep, velvety time — and it thrives on rhythm. Soul can’t be hurried or harried …. We may go through many events in the day and experience nothing because the soul has not had the opportunity to feel them from many different points of view.”
— Robert Sardello

Soul cannot exist when our connections in life remain superficial. An experience of soul requires that we take time to be fully present to the details of our lives.

Explore what happens when you take the time to STOP and PAY ATTENTION. When we choose to slow down and really experience the qualities of our lives, we get a whole new perspective on what living is all about.

“We must not allow the clock and the calendar to blind us to the fact that each moment of life is a miracle and mystery.”
— H. G. Wells

“The well of Providence is deep. It’s the buckets we bring to it that are small.”
— Mary Webb

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe 

In the time that it takes you to read this short Note, you could have planted a new image in your mind (anything you like, ideally with an emotional charge); I could have reacted (realigning planets, people, and the sort), and the floodgates would’ve begun trembling violently as we’d have been drawn infinitely closer to manifesting the vision you’d chosen.

Fortunately, there’s still time.

Hot dog,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Churro Waffles

Oh how I love churros. This recipe brings you the soft interior and crisp exterior of churros right into your waffle maker. This is an excellent breakfast treat, but also makes a fab dessert!

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Churro-Waffles.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
March 27, 2019

Transformation

“You don’t go through a deep personal transformation without some kind of a dark night of the soul.”

-Sam Keen

Heavy, dark experiences change us. They shake us to our core and cause us to re-evaluate our lives and our values. So, it is understandable that a transformation can come out of that. And sometimes it works the other way around. Sometimes a transformation occurs – maybe we’ve been working on it for a long time but then suddenly there’s a shift – and we need some time and space to assimilate it into our consciousness. We need to see how we can fit our new selves back into our old lives. It can feel like a dark night of the soul – but it’s only temporary. The light shines through.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Spirituality & Health: Prayer Is Good Medicine

Prayer Is Good Medicine
BY BETH HOWARD

“When I asked people with illness how they were coping, they would often talk about their religious faith. I was very moved by their responses and began to look for ways to study it.”

https://spiritualityhealth.com/articles/2014/07/06/prayer-good-medicine#

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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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Thought For the Day: March 22, 2019 “Unplug”

Happy Friday,

After a long week it’s nice to just kick back and chill. Let go of the tension and sensory overload that we have accumulated. One of the best ways to do this is to simply “unplug yourself” for awhile. This helps our brains and bodies to reboot, and helps us to ground and center. Do nothing or do something good for yourself. Take time this weekend to upgrade your perspective, focus and inner peace!

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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/

 

When I Wake Up: Cat’s Angel Message for March 2, 2019

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When I Wake Up: Cat’s Angel Message for March 2, 2019 

March Theme: This month carries the energy of the Ascended Masters. We will be working to improve self love, inner peace and overall clarity. These things will help on the path to manifesting our dreams and goals.


I’m always thinking about creating. My future starts when I wake up every morning… Every day I find something creative to do with my life. – Miles Davis


32:  The energy of the Ascended Masters surrounds us this month. Since many of them walked the earth in human form they have a better understanding of the things we face. They know that it is mankind’s enthusiasm and creative energy that produces amazing things. The month of March is also a time of fertility and new growth and these things are produced through our creative side. When allow ourselves the freedom to access our creative mind and energy we find that we are able to open the doors to change and adapt to the gifts it brings. We also find that it helps us to share more of ourselves with others. Embrace new ideas, creative solutions and even those valuable AH-HA moments. Creativity inspires everything that it touches, and creates hope from darkness.


Archangel Jophiel reminds us that goodness and beauty surround us all the time. By keeping ourselves open to receiving these blessings it draws the things we need directly to us. She reminds us that slowing down activates our creative mind and makes these things easier to visualize and grasp. the Ascended Master Vywamus encourages us to continuously and  consciously seek inspiration through the discovery and rediscovery of our own natural abilities and talents. He teaches us that healing can be found in change. If something is holding you back let it go and continue forward. And the Egyptian goddess Isis tells us “Always remember that you are a powerful creator in your own right. When you cloak yourself with dedication and determination you can move the heavens and the earth and create miracles.”


Our Sacred Stone for today is Moonstone, the stone of new beginnings. This beautiful, watery stone helps to navigate the cycles of change and calms our emotions as it gently promotes creative thinking and creative problem solving.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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Cat’s Morning Bits for November 16, 2018

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for November 16, 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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My long two-pointed ladder’s sticking through a tree
Toward heaven still,
And there’s a barrel that I didn’t fill
Beside it, and there may be two or three
Apples I didn’t pick upon some bough.
But I am done with apple-picking now.
-Robert Frost (1874-1963)

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Spiritual Unite: Sigil Magick: The Beginners Guide
Hello witches! Here’s a new article in my series “Types of Magick”. This week, I am sharing with you my knowledge on sigil magick. This post contains all you need to know to create effective sigils right away. This article is separated in two part. The first part introduces the theory behind sigil magick and the second part is a detailed practical guide.

https://www.thetetraktys.com/2018/sigil-magick-beginners-guide/

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MBG: Social Media Really Does Cause Depression. Here Are 6 Ways To Make It A Healthier Habit

We’ve known for a while that social media use is linked to symptoms of depression and loneliness, primarily by causing FOMO-related anxiety (i.e., fear of missing out on experiences with your friends, or at least knowing what everybody’s up to) or by making us constantly compare our lives and bodies to those of random internet people.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/proof-that-social-media-causes-depression-and-what-to-do-about-it

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Daily Good: K9s for Warriors: Together We Stand

Sometimes it’s not the human who rescues the dog, but the dog who rescues the human. K9s for Warriors, a program based out of Ponte Verda, Florida, was established in 2011 to help soldiers experiencing PTSD and other war trauma disabilities. The dogs are trained to be service dogs and address symptoms in their owners such as anxiety, isolation, depression, and nightmares, often serving in conjunction with traditional treatments like medication and psychotherapy. To date, the program has rescued more than 850 dogs and 440 military service members, with an astounding 99% program success rate. “Service dogs are prescriptions on four legs,” says owner Shari Duvall. Read on to learn more about the inspiring stories behind the soldiers and their canine warriors

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2140/k9s-for-warriors-together-we-stand-scott-smith/

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MNN: 10 cultural variations on Thanksgiving

Harvest festivals around the globe

Thanksgiving is defined by oversized meals with family or close friends (not to mention football games, parades and other modern additions). Historians still debate the origin of American Thanksgiving, but the most common narrative attributes it to early North American pilgrims, who held feasts to celebrate successful harvests. The concept of celebrating agricultural success dates back much further than the 17th century. Ancient Greeks, South Asians, and Celts all marked harvest holidays.

https://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/photos/thanksgiving-and-harvest-festivals-around-world/harvest-festivals-around-globe

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EarthSky News: Leonids peak mornings are November 17 and 18

The famous Leonid meteor shower is expected to be at its best in the predawn hours on Saturday, November 17, and Sunday, November 18, 2018. We give the nod to Saturday, November 17, because there will be less moonlight to intrude on the show.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/radiant-point-for-leonid-meteor-shower

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Patheos-Pagan: Of Light & Shadow: Anubis, God of the Modern Age

I can’t tell you exactly how old I was the first time I encountered Anubis, but I was rather young. I was likely around 5 years old, and it was a chilly, but pleasantly sunny autumn day. My grandfather and I were out on one of our nature walks, this time in a wooded area just a few miles outside of our small town in the Midwest.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/agora/2018/11/of-light-and-shadow-anbuis/

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Inner Journey:

SLOW DOWN AND ENJOY

“Adopt the pace of nature, her secret is patience.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

Racing through life is very stressful. If we stay in high gear too long, we lose our ability to shift down. And when we’re stressed, we can’t access happiness, appreciation, fun, compassion, generosity, awareness of beauty and other wonderful qualities.High stress also triggers negative emotions like frustration, impatience, anger and fear.

Life has so much to offer if we will slow down and truly experience it. We must always remember that we are the ones in control of the accelerator. We CAN choose to brake.

“Slow down and enjoy life. It’s not only the scenery you miss by going too fast — you also miss the sense of where you are going and why.”
— Eddie Cantor

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A Note from the Universe

To put a few “non-things” into a time, space, and material perspective, it’s as if all the love that now bathes the world comes from a heart 7 zillion times larger than your sun.

Your “guardian angel” is so gigantic, her halo would reach the moon.

And your ultimate happiness is so assured,  we’ve been celebrating your life since the day you were born.
Yeah, you insisted –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Roasted Cauliflower Soup

This recipe came from a magazine called Ohio Valley. The original did not call for chicken and only really had onion and cauliflower. We added mushrooms, red pepper, and chicken, and we found it much improved.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Roasted-Cauliflower-Soup-3.html

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

Intentions: Love, Pleasure, Affairs of the Heart, Romance, Marriage, Sexual Matters, Physical Beauty, Friendship and Partnerships, Strangers, Peace, Healing, Beauty, gentleness and Women’s Issues.

Incense: Strawberry, Sandalwood, Rose, Saffron, Verbena and Vanilla
Planet: Venus
Sign: Libra and Taurus
Angel: Ariel
Colors: Green, Pink, Aqua
Herbs/Plants: Pink Rose, Ivy, Birch, Heather, Clematis, Sage, Violet and Water Lilly

Stones: Rose Quartz, Moonstone, Pink Tourmaline, Peridot, Emerald and Jade
Oil: (Venus) Cardamom, Palmrosa, Rose, Yarrow, Apple Blossom, Musk, Ambergris

Goddesses: Astarte, Aphrodite, Erzulie, Aida Wedo, Eve, Venus, Freya, Diana, Aset [Isis], The Witch Of Gaeta, Chalchiuhtlique

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Daily Wisdom
November 16, 2018 

Laughter

“A good laugh is sunshine in a house.” -William Makepeace Thackeray

Norman Cousins discovered personally, and wrote eloquently, about the healing power of laughter. Laughter is good medicine. When we laugh, we can’t help but feel good. We feel good around people who laugh, people who enjoy life and can express themselves so freely.

Here’s a little story I heard that might get you giggling:

A wealthy man dies and goes to Heaven. He brings with him all of his earthly belongings when he meets St. Peter at the gate. St. Peter says: “Oh, my… you know, you can’t bring any of that in here.” The man pleads his case, he worked so hard for everything and can’t bear to leave it all behind. Finally St. Peter agrees to discuss the situation with his boss, who says, “Fine, let him bring in just one suitcase.” The man is overjoyed! He goes through everything and loads up one of his largest bags and presents it to St. Peter for inspection. It is filled to the brim with solid gold bars. St. Peter looks at his quizzically and says: “You brought pavement?”

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 5 Effective Tips to Teach Kids to Be Grateful
Being grateful is an important skill for children. It can be taught by parents and teachers who make it a priority, say authors Jeffrey J. Froh and Giacomo Bono in their book “Making Grateful Kids:…

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 June 20, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for June 20, 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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It is not summer until the crickets sing.
-proverb

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Spiritual Unite: Underactive Crown Chakra Symptoms

The crown chakra  or Sahasrara in Sanskrit  is the seventh and final of the primary subtle body chakras or energy centres. It represents the highest spiritual ideas of consciousness and oneness in the universe, as well as being very important for establishing spiritual connections. When our crown chakra is underactive,

http://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/underactive-crown-chakra-symptoms/

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MBG: How To Teach Kids To Love Nature In A Tech-Obsessed World

We know that nature serves as a calming force when we’re stressed or anxious, and its effects on children may be even more profound.

“Nature has the power to make children happier, healthier, and smarter,” Sarah Milligan-Toffler, executive director of the Children & Nature Network, explained during the Biophilic Leadership Summit, a gathering of dozens of thought leaders in nature-inspired design held this April.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/how-why-to-encourage-kids-to-play-outside

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Elephant Journal: The Modern Self-Love Trap & what Loving Ourselves really Means.

“Because one believes in oneself, one doesn’t try to convince others. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn’t need others’ approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her.” ~ Lao-Tzu

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/06/the-modern-self-love-trap-what-loving-ourselves-really-means/

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MNN: 21 images that capture the raw beauty of nature

From sprawling landscapes to a tiny gnat on a mushroom, these images from The Nature Conservancy’s annual photography competition capture the awe-inspiring wonder of nature. The competition offers an array of categories including wildlife, people & nature and water.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/wilderness-resources/blogs/images-capture-raw-beauty-nature-nature-conservancy-photo-contest

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EarthSky News: All you need to know: June solstice​

The solstice happens this week. Longest day for the Northern Hemisphere. Shortest day for the Southern Hemisphere. Either way … a good time to celebrate

http://earthsky.org/earth/everything-you-need-to-know-june-solstice

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Patheos-Pagan: Personal Development And Self Work Is Utterly Crucial To Spirituality And The Craft 

I’ve touched upon this in a number of blog posts, especially in discussing the notions of true will and spiritual journeys, but a number of recent events have necessitated in my spelling this out in black and white: you absolutely, positively cannot get away with being involved in spiritual and/or occult pursuits without putting forth some serious, ongoing effort towards self improvement and self knowledge. This is universal regardless of tradition, practice, or belief.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/teaaddictedwitch/2018/06/personal-dev-crucial-to-spirituality/

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Inner Journey: 

FEELING TRAPPED? SLOW DOWN!

“If you’re having difficulty coming up with new ideas, then slow down. For me, slowing down has been a tremendous source of creativity. It has allowed me to open up — to know that there’s life under the earth and that I have to let it come through me in a new way. Creativity exists in the present moment. You can’t find it anywhere else.”
— Natalie Goldberg

Feeling trapped in some way? Give yourself space. Space to do nothing but breathe. To intentionally relax those tight muscles. To just for a few precious minutes, let it all go.

The world will keep turning if you tune out for a short while. And your world will begin to recover its balance.

“It’s important to be heroic, ambitious, productive, efficient, creative, and progressive, but these qualities don’t necessarily nurture soul. The soul has different concerns, of equal value: downtime for reflection, conversation, and reverie; beauty that is captivating and pleasuring; relatedness to the environs and to people; and any animal’s rhythm of rest and activity.”
— Thomas Moore

higherawareness.com

 

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A Note from the Universe

The more you find good in another, the more you’ll find good in yourself.

No matter whom that “other” is.

Love you so,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Cucumber and Watermelon Salad

I’ve seen oodles of assorted recipes for cucumber and watermelon salads online, but here’s what I came up with. The combinations of ingredients sound strange, but they are a wonderful blend of flavors.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/tf84821471.tip.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
June 20, 2018

Creativity

“When we are writing, or painting, or composing, we are, during the time of creativity, freed from normal restrictions, and are opened to a wider world, where colors are brighter, sounds clearer, and people more wondrously complex than we normally realize.” -Madeleine L’Engle, (Walking on Water 1980)

Creativity is freeing. It is exploring the great “what if” out there. When our imagination is unleashed we can soar to ever-greater heights. We experience our connection to the Universe in a profound way, with timeless awareness and innate wisdom.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: Birth Month Flowers and Their Meanings 

Many people do not know that in addition to every month having a birth stone associated with it, each month also has a birth flower. Each birth flower has a unique meaning. In modern times knowing a person’s birth flower allows you add that extra personalized touch when looking for a creative way to celebrate or give a special gift.

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 May 7, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for May 7, 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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“ Every blade of grass has an angel that bends over it and whispers, “Grow! Grow!” ”

– Talmud

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Spiritual Unite: 10 Common Signs Of Spiritual Awakening

As the vibration of the universe is rising, it is fuelling the spiritual awakening of more and more people. Even people who loosely understand the meaning of spirituality believe in a higher purpose, a grand scheme that is edging them closer to the meaning of their existence. Are you one of those people who is going through a spiritual shift?

http://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/10-common-signs-of-spiritual-awakening/

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MBG: How To Teach Kids To Love Nature In A Tech-Obsessed World

We know that nature serves as a calming force when we’re stressed or anxious, and its effects on children may be even more profound.

“Nature has the power to make children happier, healthier, and smarter,” Sarah Milligan-Toffler, executive director of the Children & Nature Network, explained during the Biophilic Leadership Summit, a gathering of dozens of thought leaders in nature-inspired design held this April.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/how-why-to-encourage-kids-to-play-outside

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A Bountiful Moment

If you know what you want you can find a way to get it. Napoleon Hill

Daily Thought: When you are setting goals make sure you are clear and specific in what you are looking to achieve. By stating that you want to be happy, have more money, be independent are all illusive general goals. Define and be specific about what those general terms mean. Will you be happy if you enter into a healthy relationship? If you make an additional $10,000? Or if you can buy a car? If you make your intentions clear and specific you will achieve them.

Daily Practice: Think of the goals you have set to achieve. Do they need to be made clearer? Think of every single detail about the end goal. Colors, shapes, how you would interact with the goal. What does your end goal look like? The more you can see what you are trying to achieve the better ability your mind has to develop and act on ways to create it. Don’t be afraid to dream big and never give up!

Have a Great Day and Believe in Yourself!

Dr. Juliann (my child therapist.com)

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Elephant Journal: The Sensitive Folks’ Guide to Saturn & Pluto Retrograde

The word “hacking” is popular these days, so consider this a hack for sensitive people dealing with where the Earth is situated relative to Saturn and Pluto.
Note: to be clear, it’s not that the position of the Earth “causes” anything, or that these planets and their positions rain a cascade of “energy” down on us. It’s that those who study astrology can read where they are (relative to each other, because that is key to a retrograde) and what that means according to countless years of people witnessing patterns in human development

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/05/the-sensitive-folks-guide-to-saturn-pluto-retrograde/

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EarthSky News: This week we go between the sun and Jupiter

This is Jupiter’s yearly opposition, marking the middle of the best months in 2018 to see the planet.

http://earthsky.org/tonight/earth-passes-between-jupiter-and-sun

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Patheos-Pagan: When The Moon Is Not Creative

I have as yet to encounter a discourse about the Moon card in the Tarot that will not start with ‘creativity’ as one of the moon’s primary ‘meanings’.

I have a problem with this, especially when, in dynamic reading consultations that are not informed by the ‘little white book’, the Moon hardly ever points to a type of creativity that’s also constrained, and hence useful.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/cartomancer/2018/05/04/when-the-moon-is-not-creative/

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Inner Journey:
FEELING TRAPPED? SLOW DOWN!

“If you’re having difficulty coming up with new ideas, then slow down. For me, slowing down has been a tremendous source of creativity. It has allowed me to open up — to know that there’s life under the earth and that I have to let it come through me in a new way. Creativity exists in the present moment. You can’t find it anywhere else.”
— Natalie Goldberg

Feeling trapped in some way? Give yourself space. Space to do nothing but breathe. To intentionally relax those tight muscles. To just for a few precious minutes, let it all go.

The world will keep turning if you tune out for a short while. And your world will begin to recover its balance.

“It’s important to be heroic, ambitious, productive, efficient, creative, and progressive, but these qualities don’t necessarily nurture soul. The soul has different concerns, of equal value: downtime for reflection, conversation, and reverie; beauty that is captivating and pleasuring; relatedness to the environs and to people; and any animal’s rhythm of rest and activity.”
— Thomas Moore

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Always see work as play and play as important, and soon you won’t know the difference between them.

Let’s all take a work break!

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Sonoran Cactus Flower Chili Cups

Easy whimsical Southwestern appetizer that can be made in minutes.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Sonoran-Cactus-Flower-Chili-Cups.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
May 7, 2018

Connection

“Path presupposes distance;
If he be near, thou needest no path at all.
Verily, it makes one smile
To hear of a fish in water needing a drink.”

-Kabir

We’re all on this spiritual path, right? And where is it leading to?
Back to our Selves! Somewhere on our journey we’ll realize that we don’t have to go anywhere or do anything to find God. God is not hiding from us! The Divine Presence is right here, where we are. Now and always.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 5 Miracles Nature Provides
The glorious skies, the soft grass, and the cool breeze that grazes your skin are all treasures that we should soak in each day. These happenings are nothing short from miracles – here are the five…
Read More….

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Aout 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)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/