Cat’s Morning Bits for May 28, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for May 28, 2020

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

Blessings, Cat

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When elm leaves are as big as a shilling,
Plant kidney beans, if to plant ’em you’re willing;
When elm leaves are as big as a penny,
You must plant kidney beans, if you mean to have any.
-T. F. Thiselton-Dyer (1848-1928)

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Spirit Library: Focus Your Attention Within (a message from Kate Spreckley)

This is a time of long awaited transformation where we are being freed from the limits of the past. Where we can move beyond our wounding and into the light of a new era, a new consciousness and a new reality.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: How to Create Traditional Native American Prayer Ties

For many years, Native Americans have offered prayer ties to the Great Spirit in exchange for blessings. It is an old tradition among the Lakota and Seminole peoples. Even if you are not Native American, you may study and practice this earth-centered ritual of making and using prayer ties as an intention tool for prayer or healing.

Read more….

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MBG: Lucid Dreaming For Beginners: What Is It & How To Do It

Odds are, you’ve had a lucid dream at least once—and might wish you could have them more often. To find out more about this mysterious and fascinating type of dream, we got in touch with Robert Waggoner, lucid dreaming expert and author of Lucid Dreaming: Gateway to the Inner Self. Here’s what he had to say about what lucid dreams are, what they feel like, and if it’s possible (or even safe) to guide your body into having more of them.

Read more…..

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Daily Dream Meaning: Coworker/Colleague

1. Oddly enough, dreaming of a colleague rarely involves issues at work. The focus is more likely to be on traits this person possesses that mean something to you. For example, if this person’s voice is especially loud, whatever he or she is saying to you in the dream is especially significant, and you should pay attention.
2. If this person is someone you feel you can trust, there is some issue in your life involving trust that needs to be resolved.
3. If you dream that a coworker whom you don’t particularly like suddenly acts like your best friend, or a colleague whom you like and respect turns hostile, be prepared for a reversal of some kind – for better or worse.

astrology.com

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Today’s DIY: Woven With the Wild

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Elephant Journal: Embracing God the Mother: What I Learned from Shakta Tantra & what Spiritual Women should Consider.

A year ago, I stopped praying to God the Father.
I grew up going to Presbyterian church. Religion was never forced on me, but I found much comfort and inspiration in reading the Psalms and hearing sermons. God the Father was never an idea, or a choice; it just was. I never questioned an alternative reality.

Read more….

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MNN: Why do squirrels spend their time in trees and chipmunks prefer the ground?

At first glance, it’s easy to mistake a squirrel for a chipmunk. Especially when you spot one, twitching and darting across the yard like an electrified muppet.

Read more…

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EarthSky News: Late May: Moon in Leo the Lion

As darkness falls these next several evenings – May 28, 29, and 30, 2020 – watch the moon as it travels in front of the constellation Leo the Lion. When the moon first enters Leo, it’ll display a rather wide waxing crescent phase. When the moon finally leaves Leo a few days later, it’ll show a waxing gibbous phase. Midway though its trek in Leo, the moon will exhibit its half-illuminated first quarter phase.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Fairy Lore and the Plant Kingdom

Plant lore and fairy lore are often intimately connected. The magical provenance of many plants is due to their folkloric association with the fairy realm. Fairies were thought to make their homes in certain plants and were believed to be responsible for tending to their growth.

Read more…..

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Pagan Playlist: Tina Turner – Sarvesham Svastir Bhavatu (Peace Mantra)

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Inner Journey:

JOURNEY HOME

“Everything seeks its source.”
— a universal principle

Our spiritual journey unfolds through 2 stages.
1. THE PATH OF PERSONALITY – We arise from the one source of all, to be born as individuals in a world of form. In this physical world, we experience separation and limitation. This is a time of immersion in a world of effects, form, ego, distortion, illusion and pain.
2. THE PATH OF SOUL – When we have experienced enough pain, we find our way back home to our spiritual source. We let go of the illusion of separation to embrace unity and wholeness. We work with cause instead of effects.

Paradoxically, it’s only with a strong and healthy personality that we become capable of expressing soul. WHERE ARE YOU ON YOUR PATH? Are you struggling to do more and have more? Are you aware of your soul challenging you to open to the bigger picture of life?

“Two people have been living in you all your life. One is the ego, garrulous, demanding, hysterical, calculating; the other is the hidden spiritual being, whose still voice of wisdom you have only rarely heard or attended to – you have uncovered in yourself your own wise guide.”
— Sogyal Rinpoche

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A Note from the Universe
You eat to nourish your body. You sleep to rejuvenate your spirit. You study, work, and apply yourself for emotional gains. You exercise to tighten your muscles. You listen to music to entertain yourself.

You’re not at all adverse to investing time and energy for the rewards you seek.

So how about you spare just a few minutes every day to visualize the life of your dreams? Because nothing else you could ever do will make such a profound difference in your fortunes and misfortunes as working with new pictures in your mind.

Can you start today?

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: This Vegan Ranch Dressing Recipe Is Packed With Nutrients

Memorial Day weekend has come and gone, which means sunshine and summertime snacks are here to stay. Just the thought of summer has us craving barbecue and its ultimate cool, dippable counterpart: ranch dressing.

Read more…..

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

Magickal Intentions: Luck, Happiness, Health, Legal Matters, Male Fertility, Treasure and Wealth, Honor, Riches, Clothing Desires, Leadership, Public Activity, Power and Success

Incense: Cinnamon, Must, 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
Jupiter presides over Thursday. The vibrations of this day attune well to all matters involving material gain. Use them for working rituals that entail general success, accomplishment, honors and awards, or legal issues. These energies are also helpful in matters of luck, gambling, and prosperity.

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Daily Wisdom
May 28, 2020

Genius
“Genius… means little more than the faculty of perceiving in an unhabitual way.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

 
Ah! How true! It’s thinking “out of the box” or “breaking the mold!” It’s breaking that karmic cycle of doing the same thing, the same way, over and over again. Genius is originality!

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Wheel of Fortune

Whatever you have planned or prepared for today, it probably won’t happen according to the script. Be flexible and expect the unexpected. It may not be anything big, so don’t completely abandon your agenda unless you must. It could just be a day of endless interruptions. Keep that sense of humor handy, and maybe find an inspiring idea or two in it all.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for February 4, 2020

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for February 4, 2020

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

Blessings, Cat

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There are two seasonal diversions that can ease the bite of any winter. One is the January thaw. The other is the seed catalogs.
-Hal Borland (1900-78)

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Spirit Library: Enchanted World

Kate Spreckley

A deeper awareness of our soul is urging us to create a firmer connection between the tangible material world and the subtle luminous realms of the soul. As a result, every aspect of our lives is being reviewed and adjusted to enable the deeper egoic aspects of our human nature to dissipate.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: What Is Magical Binding?

In the course of your magical studies, you may at some point hear someone use the word “binding” in reference to a spell or working. Typically, a magical binding is simply a spell or working that restrains someone metaphysically, preventing them from doing something.

Read more…..

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MBG: Friendly PSA: The First Mercury Retrograde Of The Decade Is Coming Our Way

Sure, it’s the month of tantalizing twosomes, but independence is in the air as February begins. Not only is the Sun making its annual visit to Aquarius until February 18, but passionate Mars is in Sagittarius, the sign of freedom and adventure, until February 16

Read more….

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Daily Good: Herd: A Spiritual Journey

In 1999 Liz Mitten Ryan, award-winning artist, mother of six and founder of a successful fine art publishing company in Vancouver, moved with her architect husband, and a herd of eleven horses, to Gateway 2 Ranch — a 320-acre slice of paradise nestled in the grasslands of British Columbia. For several months their home was a simple tent in the midst of an enchanted landscape studded with lakes, wild flowers, emerald hills and whispering woods. In this vast solitude it became customary for Liz to spend her days following the herd.  { read more }

Be The Change

Reconnect to the song in your own heart.

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Today’s DIY: DIY wand with crystal or bead detail Tutorial

How to make a wand with hot glue and wood and crystal beads or marbles

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MNN: One of the oldest bald eagles ever recorded just crashed through a man’s window

Every year, as many as a billion birds meet their end with a thump. Too often, even the most eagle-eyed flyers can’t fathom the concept of glass. And windows — in office towers, shops and homes — shrug them off with fatal indifference.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Moon in Winter Circle February 4 and 5

On February 4 and 5, 2020, you’ll find the waxing gibbous moon shining inside a large asterism that we in the Northern Hemisphere often call the Winter Circle. It’s a very large star configuration made of brilliant winter stars. Around the world on this night, the moon shines inside the Circle. From anywhere in the Northern Hemisphere, look for this pattern to fill up much of the eastern half of sky at nightfall. Around 9 p.m.

Read more…

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Patheos-Pagan: Frigga: Norse Queen. Hearth Mother. Sky Goddess.

In a recent post, I wrote about what it is like to work with more than one goddess. My witchcraft and devotional practice include Hekate, Brighid, and Frigga. And as of a couple of months ago, I am now also working with the Cailleach.

Read more….

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Inner Journey: 

CONSCIOUS COMMUNICATION

“If we want to be compassionate we must be conscious of the words we use. We must both speak and listen from the heart.”
— Marshall B. Rosenberg

Conscious communication requires us to be truly present to what is occurring. When we are unconscious, we both speak to and react to others out of habit. And in the face of what we perceive as someone’s judgment and criticism, we automatically (and unconsciously) defend, withdraw or attack.

To communicate consciously requires attention to two areas:
1. I need to speak from awareness of what I am perceiving, feeling and needing, and
2. Through watching and listening, I need to be aware of those same needs in others.

“When we focus on clarifying what is being observed, felt, and needed rather than on diagnosing and judging, we discover the depth of our own compassion.”
— Marshall B. Rosenberg

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A Note from the Universe

Ever notice how those who give 100% just to “get by” in life, usually do? How those who are willing to do just about anything to save their relationships, usually do? And how those who seem to make it their life’s mission to add more years to theirs, often succeed?

Thought so.

Then you must wonder, too, why they don’t just give 100% to living in abundance, do just about anything to celebrate their relationships, and make it their mission to add more life to their years… huh?

Thoughts become things,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Bob’s Little Known, Less Cared About Chili

“Savory, smoky, easy-to-make chili. Sometimes I add a can of corn, too. Maybe have some sweet corn bread muffins with honey on the side. You could use black beans, pinto beans, pink beans, or small red beans in place of the kidney beans.”

Read more….

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Magical Correspondences for Tuesday

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

Incense: Dragon’s Blood, Patchouli, Lignum Aloes, Plantain

Perfumes: Hellebore, Carnation, Patchouli
Planet: Mars
Sign: Aries and Scorpio
Angel: Samuel
Colors: Red and Orange
Herbs/Plants: Red Rose, Cock’s Comb, Pine, Daisy, Thyme and Pepper
Stones: Carnelian, Bloodstone, Ruby, Garnet, and Pink Tourmaline
Oil: (Mars) Basil, Coriander, Ginger

Goddesses: Aset [Isis], Soorejnaree, Pingalla, Anna, Aine, Danu, Yngona, Bellona, Aida Wedo, Sun Woman

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Daily Wisdom
February 4, 2020 

Courage

“Courage charms us because it indicates that a man loves an idea better than all things in the world, that he is thinking neither of his bed, not his dinner, nor his money, but will venture all to put in act the invisible thought of his mind.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Courage is attractive! What made Prince Charming so charming? His courage! The way that he fought dragons and witches and wouldn’t let anything get in his way as he worked towards his goal. His goal was the most important thing to him – and his goal was love. It takes courage to love like that, with such abandon, with such totality. Who wouldn’t be attracted to someone so courageous?

-Lissa Coffey

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Daily Tarot:  The Fool

Boredom could be a problem today, so put more energy into finishing what needs to get done before you decide to slow down or stop for the day. Once you’ve done the minimum required for the day, the rest of the time becomes yours to do with as you please. You don’t really mean to waste the rest of the day, but you don’t have to burn yourself out, either.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for September 9, 2019

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for September 9, 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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Small summer insects chirp amid the blades
That rattle with a sharp metallic sound,
And clover, like a group of modest maids,
Empurples yonder patch of meadow ground.
-James Berry Bensel (1856-86)

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ThoughtCo: Ten Ways to Celebrate Mabon

Mabon is the time of the autumn equinox, and the harvest is winding down. The fields are nearly bare, because the crops have been stored for the coming winter. Mabon is a time when we take a few moments to honor the changing seasons, and celebrate the second harvest. On or around September 21 (or June 21 in the Southern Hemisphere),

https://www.learnreligions.com/ways-to-celebrate-mabon-2562310

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MBG: 5 Ways To Reconnect To Your Spirituality When You Feel Tired & Overwhelmed

In my life coaching practice, I have some clients who are exhausted and have little to no time left in the day for themselves. Can you relate? So many of us intuitively know what we need to do to feel better (i.e., self-care and self-love), yet we can’t find the energy to do it.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/5-spiritual-practices-for-when-you-feel-busy-and-overwhelmed

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Red Color Meaning – The Color Red

Red is a very strong color. It is a noticeable color that is often used on signs for signaling caution or warning. Red color meaning is often associated with the word stop.

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

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Daily Good: A Three Year Road Trip Documenting Kindness

Do you see the world as a place of hope and optimism? Understandably, many people don’t as the barrage of bad news hits the news feed every day. Mary Latham is not one of those people though. Instead of withdrawing from the world after the loss of her mother, in 2016 she began a journey to find and create kindness as she traveled across the US. Over the past years, she says she’s found nothing but goodness and kindness in the people who offered her hospitality. Read on to discover the truth in what Mary’s mother told her: “Mary, there are always going to be tragedies in the world, but there will always be more good you just have to look for it.” { read more } https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/2019/06/24/this-woman-has-been-three-year-road-trip-documenting-acts-kindness/?noredirect=on

Be The Change

As you head out your door, resolve to do an act of kindness at least once during your day.

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Elephant Journal: How to use Mala Beads as our Spiritual Armor.

What is a mala?
As a jewelry designer who makes mala beads, I get asked this question a lot. And the answer is surprisingly involved.
In a nutshell, a mala is a set (or string) of beads that is traditionally used for prayer or meditation. But I believe it offers so much more that. I like to refer to malas as spiritual armor, because they help protect, heal, and guide us on our journey through life.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/09/malas-101-the-ultimate-guide-to-using-and-choosing-mala-beads/

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Today’s Deity: Important Aztec Gods and Goddesses

The Aztecs, the Late Postclassic civilization that the Spanish conquistadors met in Mexico in the 16h century, believed in a complex and diversified pantheon of gods and goddesses. Scholars studying the Aztec (or Mexica) religion have identified no fewer than 200 gods and goddesses, divided into three groups

https://www.thoughtco.com/deities-of-mexica-mythology-170042

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MNN: 12 spectacular images from NASA’s Spitzer telescope

NASA calls Lyman Spitzer Jr. (1914-1997) one of the 20th century’s greatest scientists. The longtime Princeton astrophysicist lobbied for a large space telescope as early as 1946, work that culminated in the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope in 1990.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/space/photos/10-images-from-nasas-spitzer-telescope/unique-viewpoint

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EarthSky News: Orion’s Belt points to dazzling Sirius

It’s one of the neatest tricks in all the heavens … Orion’s Belt points to Sirius in the constellation Canis Major the Greater Dog. Sirius is the brightest star in the nighttime sky. It’s up before dawn now but will be shifting into the evening sky as the months pass. Orion is found in the predawn morning sky every September.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/good-sky-trick-orions-belt-points-to-starsirius

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Patheos-Pagan: Autumn Equinox: Balance Meets Preparation

I love September. For us in the Northern Hemisphere, Summer changes to Autumn this month. The Autumn Equinox, or “Mabon” as named by Aiden Kelly, is the second harvest of three. This is when we “gather in” what we’ve sown over the Spring and Summer. Doing so reminds us to be thankful for the fruits of our labors both in a literal and metaphorical sense.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/3pagansandacat/2019/09/autumn-equinox-balance-meets-preparation/

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Inner Journey:

NOTHING NEEDS TO BE FIXED

“If you are ready to accept all which you find in yourself, you will be able to move through everything with deep sensitivity, awareness, love and understanding.”
— Gerd Ziegler

As we understand it, the spiritual journey is not about becoming perfect. It’s about acceptance, releasing judgment, and embracing everything in wholeness.

This is a great challenge for our personality. We’ve grown up comparing ourselves to others, always judging how we’re better and worse than those around us. And many of us are very good at finding fault with ourselves.

If we release judgment, then nothing needs to be fixed — including you. Explore inviting your soul to help you accept all that is and experience a whole new way of living.

“Wherever you are is always the right place. There is never a need to fix anything, to hitch up the bootstraps of the soul and start at some higher place. Start right where you are.”
— Julia Cameron

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A Note from the Universe

You’ll know when you need to know and not a moment earlier.

That’s how it works when the answer you’re looking for depends on other events that must first settle, new players that need to be gathered, and serendipities that are still being calculated.

Sometimes, not even I know, until I know.

But you will,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe:  Making Corn Toaster Cakes

The use of a speciality baking pan, known as a muffin top pan, is the secret to these corn toaster cakes. Their thin profile is perfect for reheating in the toaster, although the microwave works as well.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Making-Corn-Toaster-Cakes.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
September 9, 2019

Destiny

“Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.”

-William Jennings Bryan (1860-1925)

This is one of the big spiritual discussions of all time – how much of our life is predetermined by destiny versus how much control or how much say we have in what happens to us in this life. No matter what happens outside of us, we still have the choice in how we respond to it. That choice is what allows us to create our own future.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: The Benefits of Frustration and Anger
Conventional wisdom says that if you want to be a good person, you shouldn’t ever get angry. You shouldn’t ever be frustrated or irritated. Instead, you should be like a happy Buddha, observing the world…

Read More….

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for March 5, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for March 5, 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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Many eyes go through the meadow, but few see the flowers in it.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-82)

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Spiritual Unite: Metaphysical Healing Techniques -Try Healing Yourself Today

Too often, people treat their sickness and illnesses and other ailments as purely physical problems.
Usually, this is enough – we as a society have developed great medicines that can cure all sorts of problems!

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/metaphysical-healing-techniques-try-healing-yourself-today/

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MBG: Weekly Horoscope: How To Prepare Yourself For The Upcoming Mercury Retrograde

The first Mercury retrograde of 2019 will arrive on Tuesday.
Back up all your important data, switch to stronger passwords, and quickly submit that (almost past due) paperwork! On Tuesday, March 5, Mercury will turn retrograde for the first time this year, retreating through Pisces until March 28. In the Fish’s kaleidoscopic waters,

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/weekly-horoscope-march-4-10-2019

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Daily Good: Breaking Out of Our Resistance Bubble

Explore the intersection of spiritual journey and social change with this riveting interview from Sounds True and Van Jones, NY times best selling author, public speaker and host of the Van Jones show on CNN. He calls on our collective soulfulness, grounded into life, and our strong sense of self, joy and dignity. Van challenges us to work with others that are unlike ourselves, to be in the chaos and the pain of life and not run away.

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2200/breaking-out-of-our-resistance-bubble-tami-simon/

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MNN: ‘Super mom’ spotted on a Minnesota lake — with 56 ducklings in tow

When wildlife photographer Brent Cizek bought a small plastic boat last winter, he was hoping to ply the lakes of northern Minnesota and capture the most intimate scenes of animals in their natural environment.
He had no idea how intimate he would get.

But it wasn’t until June that he truly tested the little boat on one of the state’s bigger bodies of water, Lake Bemidji

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/supermom-duck-babies-lake-Bemidji-cizek

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EarthSky News: A tangle of stars in Berenices’ Hair 

A faraway cluster of stars known the Coma star cluster requires a dark sky to be seen. It is in the constellation Coma Berenices – also known as Berenice’s Hair – and it’s an open star cluster, a loose collection of stars held together by gravity. If you can’t spot this wispy and gossamery group of stars with the unaided eye, try binoculars.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/tangle-of-stars-in-berenices-hair

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Patheos-Pagan: Garden Magic: Let’s open the magical box

You may imagine you need to have a beautiful picture box garden laid out in front of a thatched cottage to have a witch’s garden but really that isn’t the case. You can style the garden in any way that suits your taste, size of garden and your budget.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/beneaththemoon/2019/03/garden-magic-open-the-magical-box/

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Did You Know?​​​​​​​

The first spring flowers are typically lilacs, irises, lilies, tulips, daffodils, and dandelions.

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Inner Journey:

STEP INTO SELF-AWARENESS

“Getting in touch with your true self must be your first priority.”
— Tom Hopkins

Here are some different aspects of self-awareness:
• Know yourself – Explore who you are: your defences, your blocks, your talents, your aspirations, etc.
• Accept yourself – We are at war with ourselves when we resist or deny certain aspects of who we are. Acknowledge the truth of who you are right now – the positives and the negatives. Only when we own our present reality can we change.
• Control yourself – Set clear, conscious intentions and discipline yourself to meet them.
• Express yourself – Go to your heart to identify what has meaning and purpose for you. Live your truth. Identify ways you can give back to life and be in service.

We work on each of these aspects all the time. But as our lives go through cycles, we predominantly work on one of them more than the others. Which aspect are you more conscious of lately?

“Our lives improve only when we take chances … and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves.”
— Walter Anderson

“Adventure can be an end in itself. Self-discovery is the secret ingredient that fuels daring.”
— Grace Lichtenstein

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A Note from the Universe

How adventurous would life be if you were “challenge free”? If you had the perfect body, perfect self-esteem, everyone adored you, and you won the lottery every Sunday?

Not.

Now what if, painful as they may temporarily be, you could choose a life during which challenges might arise whenever your thinking needed expansion, on the sole condition that every one of them could be overcome no matter how daunting they may at first seem?

Everything makes you more,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Cinnamon Apple Crumble

I love to make cinnamon apples whenever I have apples that are starting to go bad. The other day as I was cooking them, my husband asked if I could put a crumb topping on them.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Cinnamon-Apple-Crumble-2.html

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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
March 5, 2019 

Character

“It is not in the still calm of life, or the repose of a pacific station, that great characters are formed… The habits of a vigorous mind are formed in contending with difficulties. All history will convince you of this, and that wisdom and penetration are the fruit of experience, not the lessons of retirement and leisure. Great necessities call out great virtues.”
-Abigail Adams, in a letter to her son, John Quincy Adams, 1780

“Character” is an interesting word. We’re all known for our character, those traits that we have embraced and exhibited as a part of who we are. In the movie and theatre world, a character is one of the participants in the film, or play – and since we have little time to get to know that individual, his personality is amplified by a few traits that sets him apart from the other characters. If you were to write a play, and write yourself into this story, how would your character be portrayed?

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Pioneer Thinking: Bee Balm – Oswego Tea

Bee balm is also known as Oswego Tea. The Boston Tea Party was an event where English tea was dumped overboard in the Boston harbor as colonists rebelled against excessive tariffs on imported goods. Native Americans in the area made medicinal herbal tea with the bee balm, the colonists adopted it as a replacement for English tea.

https://pioneerthinking.com/bee-balm-a-beautiful-garden-herb-called-oswego-tea

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