Cat’s Morning Bits for August 20, 2019

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for August 20, 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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When high the sun in noonday glory rides,
Where willows keep the lake’s green margin cool,
The speckled trout amid their shadow hides,
And dragonflies haunt every shaded pool.
-Thomas S. Collier (1842-93)

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Did you know………….

A cat’s eyesight is both better and worse than humans. It is better because cats can see in much dimmer light and they have a wider peripheral view. It’s worse because they don’t see color as well as humans do. Scientists believe grass appears red to cats.

https://www.factretriever.com/cat-facts

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ThoughtCo: How to Do a Candle Wax Reading

A candle wax reading is similar to reading tea leaves, but instead of reading symbols and messages formed by wet tea leaves inside your teacup, it’s the candle drippings formed in water that we interpret. No matter what type of divination tools you use, two basic elements are required: 1) A Question and 2) An Answer

https://www.learnreligions.com/candle-wax-reading-1729540

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MBG: Why Seeking Joy Should Be Part Of Your Spiritual Practice

With all the conflict, suffering, and healing work that needs to be done in the world today, it’s tempting to undervalue joy. In the spiritual community, there is a lot of emphasis on working to improve yourself and society at large. This healing work is hugely important—but it can also sound tiring and intimidating.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/why-joy-is-an-essential-part-of-any-spiritual-practice

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Pioneer Thinking: Make Herbal Extracts in Your Kitchen

Herbal extracts are made from herbs and alcohol. Alcohol has the effect of removing essential oils from the plant material and releasing them into a liquid solution. Extracts are used in the kitchen for flavoring foods and beverages.
https://pioneerthinking.com/herbal-extracts-are-easy-to-make-in-your-kitchen-2

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Today’s Deity: Greek Goddess Bia

Bia was a Titan goddess in Greek mythology, daughter of the Titans Pallas and Styx, and had three siblings; Nike, Kratos, and Zelus. Bia was the personification of force. During the Titanomachy, the war between the Titans and the Olympians out of which the latter emerged victorious, Bia and her siblings sided with Zeus, along with Styx. To honour them, Zeus made the four siblings his constant companions.
See Also: Pallas, Styx, Zeus

https://www.greekmythology.com/Other_Gods/Bia/bia.html

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Elephant Journal: 4 Tools to Process all the Mental & Emotional Noise in our Lives.

Our lives are increasingly oversaturated with noise.
As with the nature of saturation, what we get are various degrees of distortion and shifts in density, all in order to achieve harmonic excitement of some sort—certain elements are made to sound more exciting in order to trigger our responses.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/08/4-tools-to-process-all-the-mental-emotional-noise-in-our-lives-xiren-wang/

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MNN: Reef fish sing a ‘dawn chorus’ like songbirds

On land, being serenaded by birds is a familiar morning routine for many people, especially in healthy ecosystems. We often take this dawn chorus for granted, but it’s part of a natural soundscape that can have therapeutic effects for humans.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/blogs/reef-fish-sing-dawn-chorus-birds

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EarthSky News: Moon sweeps past planet Uranus

On the mornings of August 21 and 22, you’ll find the waxing gibbous moon sweeping close to the planet Uranus. They’ll be up late at night, too, but low in the sky. You’ll have a better view of them in the wee hours, or before dawn breaks.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/moon-sweeps-by-uranus-august-20-and-21

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Patheos-Pagan: The Forgetting of Our Magick

Yesterday, I attended a council meeting of our local Goddess temple. I know, how lucky am I to live in a place that has a Goddess temple?! Towards the end of the meeting, we discussed the state of the world at large and how helpless we can feel at times. One person remembered a hopeless time in their lives when all was bleak and then she remembered who she was and what she could do.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/witchindeed/2019/08/the-forgetting-of-our-magick/

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Inner Journey:

NEED HELP?

“Asking for help doesn’t mean that we are weak or incompetent. It usually indicates an advanced level of honesty and intelligence.”
— Anne Wilson Schaef

The path of healing begins with awareness that things can be different. We must be willing to open to the potential, the possibility for change.

We also need to acknowledge that we are not in this experience alone, without support. The divine power of love is here for us if we are willing to open to receive it. Sincerely ask for help and loving support will manifest in both mundane and magical ways.

“The healthy, the strong individual, is the one who asks for help when he needs it. Whether he has an abscess on his knee or in his soul.”
— Rona Barrett

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Performing miracles isn’t a matter of doing the impossible, it’s a matter of redefining the possible.

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Honey Ice Cream

Honey is a delicious addition to homemade ice cream.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Honey-Ice-Cream-Recipe.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
August 20, 2019

Paradoxes

“All cases are unique, and very similar to others.”

-T.S. Eliot (1888-1965)

I find this to be true every day of my life. We’re each living our individual lives, going about our business, and our families- and when we take time to connect with each other, we find out that so often we’re going through the same things! We can relate to each other, because in a way we’re living out the same scenarios. It helps to share our experiences, rather than to feel that we’re in it alone.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Temerance

Pace yourself today and get more done than you might imagine as the day begins. It’s all right to be tired from time to time. It doesn’t have to cripple all your plans for the day. Maintain a sensible balance, remember to eat healthy, take a short break once and a while, and don’t aim too high. There’s plenty of work to be done that you can handle with ease.

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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/

The Great Awareness: Cat’s Angel Message for May 22, 2019

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The Great Awareness: Cat’s Angel Message for May 22, 2019

May’s Theme: This month brings changes into your life. While change sometimes feels scary, it is a necessary thing for our overall growth. Be willing to embrace it and allow it to happen naturally and get ready for better things!


The great awareness comes slowly, piece by piece. The path of spiritual growth is a path of lifelong learning. The experience of spiritual power is basically a joyful one. – M. Scott Peck


522:  Most of our work so far this month has been focused on personal change (mental and emotional). Today’s number however, will focus on changes to our spiritual outlook. Positive choices, life lessons,courage, faith, insight and Universal love are all key for today. It sounds like a lot but these things are what help shape our own unique brand of spirituality. When change arrives it brings many things including a change of perspective which flows into our being on all levels including the spiritual.

The Universe is reminding us not to ignore our spirituality. Embrace it by staying strong in faith and by remaining optimistic, as it is these things that help build a strong spiritual base from which all good things grow.


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 as it enhances  and brings forward our spiritual nature.  The Ascended Master Padre Pio teaches us that we can heal by embracing our spirituality and he  guides us through periods of spiritual growth as well.The Celtic goddess Nematona teaches us that healing can be found through nature as she helps us replenish our energy. She says, ” I am the spirit of the sacred grove. I invite you to worship in my temple and feel the heartbeat of nature. This communion can heal a weary and battered soul and replenish your spirit with hope and divine peace.” 


Our Sacred Stone for today is Cavansite. This stone helps to guide us through major life changes as well as helping us learn from past experiences so that we don’t make the same mistakes/choices again. It also helps us to retain information that applies to our spiritual growth.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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Cat’s Morning Bits for April 1, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for April 1, 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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Again rejoicing Nature sees
Her robe assume its vernal hues,
Her leafy locks wave in the breeze,
All freshly steep’d in morning dews.
-Robert Burns (1759-96)

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Spiritual Unite: How To Use Tarot Cards On Yourself – 6 Easy Steps

If you are stuck on a decision, or you are just looking for a clue about tomorrow or a hint as to where your energy should be focussed, you might benefit from a tarot reading.

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/how-to-use-tarot-cards-on-yourself-6-easy-steps/

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MBG: The Best Outdoor Rituals To Welcome Spring With Open Arms

Have you ever felt that New Year’s resolutions are unnatural, like you’re forcing your body to work out or do a juice cleanse at a time when you just want to sleep all day and eat warm, hearty foods? It’s because winter is a time to go inward, to sit and rest. We need that downtime, that time of nothingness, so that we can arrive at spring full of potential energy.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/rituals-to-welcome-spring-from-forest-bathing-pro-julia-plevin

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Lore for April

April, the fourth month of the current Gregorian calendar and the second month of Spring’s rule, derives its name from Aprillis, the Latin name for the ancient Roman love goddess Aphrodite. Other reference sources give aperite, the Latin word meaning “to open,” as the origination of the month’s name.
The traditional birthstone amulet of April is the diamond, and the daisy and the sweet pea are the month’s traditional flowers.

April is shared by the astrological signs of Aries the Ram and Taurus the Bull, and is sacred to the following Pagan deities:
Aphrodite, Artemis, Astarte, Erzulie, Terra, Venus, and Ying-Hua.

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MNN: What to see in the night sky in April
There’s plenty to see, from a Falcon Heavy rocket to a meteor shower.

It’s hard to believe, but we’ve almost reached that time of the year when stargazers don’t necessarily need to grab hats, gloves and other cold weather accessories. We like to think of April as the gateway to those evenings in the summer when all that’s required is a blanket and a cold beverage

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/space/blogs/skywatching-april-spaceX-launch-Lyrid-meteor-shower

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EarthSky News: Acrux, brightest star in Southern Cross

Bluish Acrux, otherwise known as Alpha Crucis, is the brightest star in the constellation Crux the Southern Cross. It is the 13th brightest star in all the sky. Because it’s located far to the south of the sky’s equator, this star can’t be seen from much of North America. Observers north of central Florida or south Texas are out of luck. Observers in Hawaii sometimes tell us they’ve spotted it. You have to be in the Southern Hemisphere to see Crux in all its glory. For us on the northern half of Earth’s globe, its southerly location is part of its magic and mystery. Follow the links below to learn more:

https://earthsky.org/brightest-stars/acrux-shines-in-the-southern-cross

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Patheos-Pagan: Growing Your Magical and Spiritual Practice: Repetition Matters

I once heard a story about an art professor who divided his class into two groups on the first day of the semester. The first group only had to produce one piece all semester. They could research materials and techniques, plan carefully, and take their time with the creation process.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/johnbeckett/2019/03/growing-your-magical-and-spiritual-practice-repetition-matters.html

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Inner Journey:

You are complete

“Everything you need you already have. You are complete right now, you are a whole, total person, not an apprentice person on the way to someplace else.”
— Wayne Dyer

Close your eyes and imagine that everything you are is enough. You don’t need to be better or different — you’re great just as you are. Can you experience the peace and contentment that owning that perspective brings?

Moving into such total acceptance does not mean that we stop growing. When we can accept who we are now, we open the doors to our own inspiration to do and be even more!

“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

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

You be me.

I be you.

They be us.

We be them.

All is one.
Love is all.

Get down on it,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe from Pioneer Thinking: Spiced Cauliflower “Wings”

Taking flavor inspiration from saucy and spiced chicken wings, this recipe is a better-for-you twist using cauliflower. For a delicious plant-based option, whip up these cauliflower ‘wings’ for game day or as a quick and easy weeknight bite.

https://pioneerthinking.com/spiced-cauliflower-wings

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Magical Correspondences for April

Nature Spirits: Plant Faeries
Herbs: Basil; Chives; Dragons Blood; Geranium &Thistle
Colours: Crimson Red & Gold
Flowers: Daisy & Sweetpea
Scents: Bay; Bergamot; Patchouli & Pine
Stones: Ruby; Garnet & Sard
Trees: Pine; Bay & Hazel
Animals: Bear & Wolf
Birds: Hawk & Magpie
Deities: Anahita; Bast; Ceres; Hathor; Ishtar; Kali &Venus
Power Flow: Balance to the Nerves; Check Anger; Creating andProducing; Self Confidence & Take advantage ofopportunities

http://mystiksangelrealm.com/months.html

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Daily Wisdom
April 1, 2019

Transformation

“The sacred call is transformative. It is an invitation to our souls, a mysterious voice reverberating within, a tug on our hearts that can neither be ignored nor denied. It contains, by definition, the purest message and promise of essential freedom. It touches us at the center of our awareness. When such a call occurs and we hear it – really hear it – our shift to higher consciousness is assured.”

-David A. Cooper, 1994

In this passage, David Cooper writes about the shofar, the ram’s horn sounded in synagogue services during the Ten Days of Penitence. But there are a lot of different ways that ‘the sacred call’ may be expressed. The fact that we are pursuing our spiritual growth, that we are allowing ourselves to be more of who we really are, shows that we have heard that call! We know that life has meaning, and we are transforming our own lives to reflect that.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 7 Spring Activities That Will Make You Feel Young Again

The four seasons reflect the stages of life each of us goes through. Summer is our prime of life—here, we are mature, strong, and successful. Our autumn is a period of decline, a slow fall to earth, much like the leaves of this season. And finally, winter is the end of all things

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 March 18, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for March 18, 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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March is a boisterous fellow,
And undeterred by fear,
With many pranks proclaims himself
The tomboy of the year!
-The 1931 Old Farmer’s Almanac

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Spirit Library: The Vibration of Beauty

Beauty is said to be in the eye of the beholder; indeed this is true. Beauty had been defined by society to be a specific shape, person, reality or experience. When you allow beauty as a vibration to integrate into your life you are moving beyond the ego perspective of beauty.

https://spiritlibrary.com/goddess-light/the-vibration-of-beauty

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MBG: 5 Ways To Make Your Spiritual Practices More Sustainable

Like many people on a spiritual journey, I meditate daily, practice yoga and reiki, and regularly cleanse my home with herbs. Over the years, I’ve amassed quite a collection of stones, jewelry, Palo Santo, and the like.

But as a public health advocate, I have been shocked and saddened to learn about the environmental damage we can sometimes cause in pursuit of these spiritual objects.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/the-environmental-impact-of-some-spiritual-practices

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Daily Good: A Moment with Mr. Rogers

“I interviewed Fred Rogers, creator and host of television’s Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, by telephone a few years before he died. The occasion was the publication of his new book. Mister Rogers arrived on television after I grew up but I’d watched his show with our young daughter. She and I both preferred the often frantic Sesame Street, finding the Neighborhood a bit slow, sometimes a bit boring. Yet we kept watching it because we sensed something real and true behind the words and deeds of Fred Rogers and his friends and puppets on the show.” Jeff Zaleski shares more in this engaging piece about his interaction with a beloved national hero.

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2221/a-moment-with-mr-rogers-jeff-zaleski/

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Elephant Journal: The Spiritual Meaning behind our Ears Ringing. 

Noticing an obtrusive ringing sound in the ears can be a symptom of a medical condition.
However, in many cases, people—particularly those who are highly sensitive to energy—experience a frequent and loud ringing noise or buzzing sensation in their ears (also known as “white noise”) with no direct link to the physical body or credible medical explanation.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/06/the-spiritual-meaning-behind-our-ears-ringing/

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MBG: Weekly Horoscope: Why Wednesday Is One Of The Most Important Days Of The Year, Astrologically Speaking

This week, the AstroTwins break down Wednesday’s doozy of a day that has major astrological significance.
Psst…Wednesday is the start of Aries season AND the spring equinox AND a full moon.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/weekly-horoscope-march-18-24-2019 

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EarthSky News: Moon, star Regulus on March 18 and 19

On March 18 and 19, 2019 – the moon is moving through the constellation Leo the Lion, past Regulus, the brightest star in Leo, representing the Lion’s Heart. On these nights, the glare of the bright waxing gibbous moon might make it difficult to see all the Lion’s stars. But you’ll probably see Regulus, which is a 1st-magnitude star, that is, one of our sky’s brightest stars. And you might also glimpse the pattern of stars of which Regulus is a part. This backwards question mark pattern is a famous asterism within Leo, called The Sickle.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/moon-moving-toward-star-regulus

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Patheos-Pagan: Hail & Welcome Spring: 10 Fun Facts About The Spring Equinox

The spring equinox is just around the corner. I know this because the huge tree in my backyard has started to bud and there’s yellow mustard everywhere. The clocks jumped ahead an hour recently, and the extra light signals spring has sprung here as well. But just what is the spring equinox? Here, in no particular order, are 10 fun facts I found

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/thewitchesnextdoor/2019/03/hail-welcome-spring-10-fun-facts-about-the-spring-equinox/

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Inner Journey:

CHOOSE DIFFERENTLY TODAY

“It is always your next move.”
— Napoleon Hill

The great benefit of heightened awareness is that we have more choice in how we live our lives. At any moment, we can purposefully choose a new experience for ourselves. We can choose to pay attention, breathe more deeply, laugh, rest, play, appreciate, do something different – the possibilities are endless.

Whenever you remember, TAKE YOURSELF OFF AUTO-PILOT and really examine your situation. Take charge and make a choice that will enrich your experience. At the end of the day, reflect on what happened and how you felt when you chose a new line of thought, feeling or action.

“We cannot tell what may happen to us in the strange medley of life. But we can decide what happens in us — how we can take it, what we do with it — and that is what really counts in the end.”
— Joseph Fort Newton

“When a defining moment comes along, you can do one of two things. Define the moment, or let the moment define you.”
— Tin Cup (the movie)

And remember: “If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice.”
— Neil Peart

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe 

There’s never been a conflict from which both parties didn’t have something very cool to learn.

That’s why we call them parties.

Gr-r-r-

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Volcano Potatoes

I saw this on tv, but found many recipes on the internet afterwards, and went from there. The minute I saw this potato, well… I HAD to make them. They tasted even better than they look, and the name of them grabbed me, too.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Volcano-Potatoes.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
March 18, 2019

Compassion

“What value has compassion that does not take its object in its arms?”

-Antoine de Saint-Exupery (1900-1944)

Compassion at its best is active. We can feel someone’s pain, and then we can actually do something to alleviate that pain. When we come together with compassion, our hearts join, and we feel our connection with Spirit and each other.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 10 Inspiring Irish Blessings

Irish blessings offer peace, comfort, and joy; here are 10 to inspire you!

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 January 30, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for January 30, 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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One must have a mind of winter
To regard the frost and the boughs
Of the pine-trees crusted with snow;
And have been cold a long time
To behold the junipers shagged with ice,
The spruces rough in the distant glitter.

-Wallace Stevens (1879-1955)

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Spirit Library: Living Your Divinity – Living Your Magic

Aloha Light Family,

Awakening from the old illusory realities brings FREEdom for all EMBRACING this. Fully CHOOSING to live from Pure Peace, Love and Harmony from inside, fully CHOOSING to let go of all that no longer supports, CHOOSING TO LISTEN and HONOR AS YOUR HIGHEST ASPECT OF YOU…. choosing UNITY over ..

https://spiritlibrary.com/lisa-transcendence-brown/living-your-divinity-living-your-magic

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MBG: 8 Ways To Use Nature To Recharge & Disconnect — Even When It’s Freezing Out

Cold winter months have long been synonymous with curling up on the couch, eating hearty comfort food, and hitting snooze on the alarm.
While it’s no secret that time outside is good for you, the benefits of nature just don’t feel as accessible during dark, blustery days.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/8-ways-to-enjoy-nature-in-winter

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KarmaTube: We Teach Who We Are: Gratitude

If you ask a child what they want to be when they grow up the answer is never “loved” or “happy” or “peaceful.” We put a lot of weight on success, on setting goals and reaching them. And we quantify those accomplishments. How much did you get done today? What is your salary? How big is your house? Even our connections today are quantifiable. You have 500 friends on social media. You scroll through their posts, briefly acknowledging some with a click. How often do we consider the impact of the singular things in our life? It takes more than a moment to truly appreciate the special people around us

http://www.karmatube.org/videos.php?id=8278

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Living Wicca Today: Wiccan Rede and Law Of Three

Most every Wiccan is familiar with the Wiccan Rede and Law of Three. Through them we learn the basic principles of Wicca.

The Full Wiccan Rede begins with “Bide within the Law you must, in perfect Love and perfect Trust. Live you must and let to live, fairly take and fairly give.” And it is summed up with the well known “An Ye Harm None, Do What Ye Will”

https://wicca.com/livingwiccatoday/wiccan-rede-and-law-of-three/

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Garden Digest: 

“Candlemas’ is the Christianized name for the holiday, of course. The older Pagan names were Imbolc and Oimelc. ‘Imbolc’ means, literally, ‘in the belly’ (of the Mother). For in the womb of Mother Earth, hidden from our mundane sight but sensed by a keener vision, there are stirrings. The seed that was planted in her womb at the solstice is quickening and the new year grows. ‘Oimelc’ means ‘milk of ewes’, for it is also lambing season. The holiday is also called ‘Brigit’s Day’, in honor of the great Irish Goddess Brigit. At her shrine, the ancient Irish capitol of Kildare, a group of 19 priestesses (no men allowed) kept a perpetual flame burning in her honor. She was considered a goddess of fire, patroness of smithcraft, poetry and healing (especially the healing touch of
midwifery).”
– Daven’s Journal – Imbolic

http://www.gardendigest.com/monfeb.htm

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EarthSky News: Michael Peres on how to photograph snowflakes

An expert photographer of nature’s beauty on a minuscule scale, Michael Peres offers you tips on how you can photograph snowflakes.

https://earthsky.org/earth/michael-peres-on-how-to-photograph-snowflakes

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Patheos-Pagan: Seeing the Path Clearly~Imbolc Advice from Goddess

This meditation came to/through me for a Brigid ritual many years ago. Still seems apropos, but some of the names have been change to reflect current experiences of Godd/s.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/dirtheartwitch/2019/01/seeing-path-clearly-imbolc-advice-goddess/

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Inner Journey:

TIME TO CHANGE?

“When coasting in our comfort zones, we don’t grow. We continue to do more of the same…. Maintaining a comfort zone can, paradoxically, lead to discomfort in the long run. If by being comfortable we avoid important life issues, internal tension accumulates…. Eventually, as both internal and external pressures for change persist, the ‘comfort zone’ ceases to serve us.”
— Eric Allenbaugh

It takes effort to change. What do you most want to change in your life? Make a list of what you can do to start the process. Try journaling, perhaps. Read books. Take a course. Find a mentor. Seek out support.

How will you commit time to make it happen? When are you going to start? Your life is passing quickly!

“Be not afraid of changing slowly; be afraid only of standing still.”
— Chinese Proverb

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

If one hangs out in time and space long enough they’ll inevitably learn it’s through the twin gateways of persistence and patience that masters become masters.

Of all things,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Cranberry Brie Walnut Cups

This recipe is my effort in getting rid of the last of all the cranberry sauce that piled up in my house from all the holiday and new year dinners. These caramelized cups are so easy to make and taste absolutely elegant. When the brie and walnuts heat up together, they make a soft center with a delicious crispy topping you will go crazy for. Give this a try!

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Cranberry-Brie-Walnut-Cups.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
January 30, 2019

Commitment

“Put your heart, mind, intellect and soul even to your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.”

-Swami Sivananda

Commitment is 100%. You can’t hedge a little and say that you are committed. Your actions speak for themselves. Commitment is tied to so many other good things, like integrity – you say you will do something and then you do it, that’s integrity, that’s living up to your commitment. Commitment brings achievement, and success.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: Spring Forward with Spirituality
While you have an endless list of priorities, it’s important to remember that you’re a priority too. Here are ten tips to revitalize the inner you.

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 19, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for June 19, 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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‘Tis June, and all the lowland swamps
Are rich with tufted reeds and ferns,
And filmy with the vaporous damps
That rise when twilight’s crimson burns.
-George Arnold (1834-65)

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Spirituality & Health: 5 Ways to Deal with Allergies Naturally

Allergy reactions always remind me of a roll call of the Seven Dwarfs: Sneezy, Grumpy? Here. Dopey and Sleepy, if you need to take strong allergy medicine. Doc is here if you need an appointment with the allergist. But in all seriousness, seasonal allergic rhinitis, or “hay fever” can make the summer months pretty miserable. For this week’s Healthy Habit, I went in pursuit of a few easy, natural ways to reduce allergy reactions.

https://spiritualityhealth.com/articles/2018/06/18/5-ways-to-deal-with-allergies-naturally

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MindBodyGreen:  Why Being Selfish Is Actually A Good Thing

OK, let’s come clean right off the bat: How many of you felt guilty even seeing the word “selfish” written in the title of this article?

We can all agree that our society has attached a negative connotation to the word “selfish.” It’s used in arguments to suggest that you care about yourself more than your spouse, partner, child, parent, or friend. Somehow you are deemed a “bad” person by focusing on your own needs, desires, and wants first.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/why-being-selfish-is-actually-a-good-thing

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The Tetraktys: Spiritual Hygiene 101 : 10 Easy Ways to Cleanse Your Aura

We already take care of our physical body everyday, by brushing our teeth, taking regular showers, etc. So why don’t we do the same for our spiritual body? Firstly, I will explain some basic notions related to spiritual hygiene. Secondly, I will define exactly what spiritual hygiene is, and why does it matter. Lastly, I will give you my top ten favorite ways of practicing spiritual hygiene.

https://www.thetetraktys.com/2018/spiritual-hygiene-101/

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Elephant Journal: 3 Ways to Get Back on the Spiritual Bandwagon when we Lose our Momentum.

It never ceases to amaze me how easy it is to fall off the wagon when we’re on the spiritual grind.
We get into a nice rhythm of meditation, writing, reading, exercise, and all the rest of it—hitting that sweet spot within our soul and melting into the present moment—

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/06/3-ways-to-get-back-on-the-spiritual-bandwagon-when-we-lose-our-momentum/

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Mother Nature Network: Kilauea’s new spectacle: It’s raining green gems

Kilauea has been erupting for five weeks, forcing evacuations and evaporating Hawaii’s largest freshwater lake in a matter of hours.

Now residents are reporting a new side effect from the volcano: Small green rocks falling from the sky and appearing near lava flows.
It may sound odd, but it’s just nature at work.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/wilderness-resources/stories/hawaiis-kilauea-volcano-raining-green-stones-olivine

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EarthSky News: Moon sweeping through Leo the Lion

On June 17, 18 and 19, the moon is moving through the zodiacal constellation Leo the Lion. It’s to the west of Leo’s brightest star, Regulus, on June 17 and to the east of Regulus on June 18, as seen from the Americas. But there’s more to see in tonight’s sky, if you take the time to look.

http://earthsky.org/tonight/envision-ecliptic-with-the-minds-eye

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Patheos-Pagan: 8 Things to do for Summer Solstice as a Solitary Pagan

Many Pagans are solitary practitioners, either by choice or by necessity. But a lot of Pagan activities for the Summer Solstice are designed for large groups. In 2014 and 2015 I wrote a series of rituals for those working alone on the Wheel of the Year. Every year they’re near the top of the list of most popular posts – here’s the Summer Solstice ritual.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/johnbeckett/2018/06/8-things-to-do-for-summer-solstice-as-a-solitary-pagan.html

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Inner Journey: 

EXPLORE WITH QUESTIONS

“The word ‘question’ is derived from the Latin ‘quarrier’ (to seek) which is also the root of ‘quest.’ A creative life is a continued quest, and good questions can be very useful guides. Most useful are open-ended questions; they allow for fresh unanticipated answers to reveal themselves.”
— Source Unknown

Questions hold the power to draw out answers that surprise us. If we are on an inner journey to greater self-knowledge, we must seek to understand unfamiliar parts of ourselves. The most enlightening answers are released by our subconscious minds or by our intuition. Use questions frequently to go exploring.

Try these out:
• What qualities do you find most attractive in others? How do you exhibit those same qualities?
• What is your greatest fear? Why do you fear that?
• What message is your body trying to get through to you?

“If we would have new knowledge, we must get a whole world of new questions.”
— Susanne K. Langer

“You don’t want a million answers as much as you want a few forever questions.”
— Richard Bach

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

People who do all they can, with what they’ve got, from where they are,  no matter how puny their actions, how tiny their steps, or how futile it may seem, simply have more fun. Way.

Of course, to the uninitiated it doesn’t appear that way. To them it appears as if only those taking gigantic leaps, who drive cars with fancy wheels, have loads of friends, perfect bodies, and fly around the world in First Class Sleeper Seats, are having fun. But what they don’t realize is that we’re often talking about the very same folks, just at different points in their journey.

Coffee, tea, or a brand new Bentley?

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Baked Apple Chips

Looking for some baking inspiration or just a delicious, healthy snack? Homemade apple chips are a great way to feed a crowd and are packed with plentiful nutrition.

https://pioneerthinking.com/baked-apple-chips

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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
June 19, 2018

Creativity

“To fulfill a dream, to be allowed to sweat over lonely labor, to be given the chance to create, is the meat and potatoes of life. The money is the gravy. As everyone else, I love to dunk my crust in it. But alone, it is not a diet designed to keep body and soul together.”  -Bette Davis

Our creativity is our nourishment, it is nutrition for our spirit! We cannot truly live without it. We are born creative beings, and we are creating every moment with every decision that we make. We are creating our lives right now.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 5 Reasons You Have Nothing to Prove

We are people pleasers and depending on your experiences that were predominant during your growing up years, it could be wrecking your life. It is very simple to fall into this trap, especially during times of trials and angst
Read more at  http://www.beliefnet.com/inspiration/5-reasons-you-have-nothing-to-prove.aspx#AfHLGZXCpEalY294.99

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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


					

Cat’s Morning Bits for April 26, 2018

CMB Flowers and Coffee

Cat’s Morning Bits for April 26, 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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The grass of spring covers the prairies,
The bean bursts noiselessly through the mould in the garden,
The delicate spear of the onion pierces upward,
The apple-buds cluster together on the apple-branches.

-Walt Whitman (1819-92)

almanac.com

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Spiritual Unite: Astral Projection vs Lucid Dreaming | What’s The Difference?

Astral Projection Vs Lucid Dreaming: The topic of astral projection and lucid dreaming is a perplexing one. Many people make unsubstantiated claims of knowing the in-depth meanings of these two terms. Lucid dreamers often have a preference for their talents and condone astral projection altogether. The same can be said for astral projectors.

http://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/astral-projection-vs-lucid-dreaming/

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MBG: Why Clearing Space At Home Is So Important (And How It’s Done, According To Feng Shui)

Space clearing is a way to shake up the stagnant energy in a space. And according to feng shui philosophy, when you clear your home, you create freedom and openness in the rest of your life too.

Space clearing is quite literally decluttering the energy in your life, and the practice has gone mainstream in recent years. (By now, I�m guessing almost all of us have come across sage sticks, gorgeous crystals, and maybe some chimes and Tibetan bowls.) One thing people don’t realize about space clearing is that it can be practical as well as mystical

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/how-to-use-feng-shui-to-clear-space-at-home

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A Bountiful Moment

In all the history in the world there has never been anyone else exactly like you, and in all the infinity of time to come, there will never be another. ~Amram Scheinfeld

Daily Thought: Remember how special and unique you are. You are one of a kind and no-one else can replace or do the things you are inspired and meant to accomplish. Those thing are yours and yours alone to do. You are the only one who has the power and characteristics to complete your dreams. And your dreams accomplished translate to the good for all.

Daily Practice: Remember throughout your day how special you are. Celebrate you in small ways by telling yourself, rewarding yourself, or just thinking about your personal greatness. Don’t be afraid or shy away from this task. Celebrate you!

Have a Great Day and Believe in Yourself!

Dr. Juliann (my child therapist.com)

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MNN: How this bug photographer is changing the future for bees

It’s a wonderful thing to capture beautiful images of nature. But it’s an exceptionally wonderful thing if those beautiful images can become a protective force for the very nature you’re photographing. That’s what conservation photographers strive for.

And photographer Clay Bolt has managed to achieve just such a goal through his photographs of bees and other wildlife. For example, Bolt’s images of the rusty-patched bumblebee were a critical part of getting the species onto the U.S. endangered species list, a first for native North American bee species.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/blogs/how-this-bug-photographer-changing-future-for-bees

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EarthSky News: Tonight  Moon near Spica and celestial equator

Just as earthly coordinates help travelers, so celestial coordinates guide sky explorers

http://earthsky.org/tonight/moon-near-celestial-equator-april-26

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Patheos-Pagan: Adventures In Beltaning

How do you Beltane? Is it even a verb? Solitary practitioner, always in groups, a mix of the two? Does it include a viewing of The Wicker Man? All these adventures and more can be yours. ’tis the season!

“It’s always Beltane in our hearts.” That’s one of the first things I heard when I moved to the magical land of Asheville a few years ago. This Beltane festival, what is it, I wondered?

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/witchindeed/2018/04/adventures-in-beltaning/

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Inner Journey: Are You Afraid To Be Different?

On the path of evolution, we move from being a willing and obedient member of the group to wanting to take control over our own lives. This is a necessary but difficult transition.

Andrew Schneider says, “At this point we are afraid of being ourselves. We are afraid of being unique and different. We are afraid of being individually powerful, and even successful. For all of these things stand against the old ways that told us that conformity was right and individualism was wrong.”

“For as long as we possibly can, we make a compromise. We try to live both lives – the dependent tribal life and the independent personal life – as contradictory and opposite as they are.

“We want approval from others. We want to be accepted and popular. We seek this comfort to overcome our fear and feel more secure. …So, at times when we conform, we don’t feel the fear of living. But we might lose the new sense of adventure, discovery, daring and enthusiasm for life that the questioning and questing have brought us.”

“Nature never repeats herself, and the possibilities of one human soul will never be found in another.”
— Elizabeth Cady Stanton

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Expecting “end results” – such as wealth and abundance, health and harmony, friends and laughter – in broad brushstrokes, is part of the secret formula for manifesting the life of your dreams.

Expecting your path to follow a certain route – such as writing a bestseller to accumulate wealth, having a particular someone fall in love with you, or insisting upon this idea, that diet, or the other invention to be your deliverance – is just plain messing with the cursed hows and severely limits my options.

Cool?

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Flourless PB Chocolate Protein Muffins

Substitute protein powder for flour in these fluffy, delicious peanut butter, banana, and chocolate chunk muffins. This is a guide about making flourless PB chocolate protein muffins.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Flourless-PB-Chocolate-Protein-Muffins-1.html

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

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

Incense: Cinnamon,Henbane Nutmeg and Sage

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

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

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Daily Wisdom
April 26, 2018

Practice

“Never bring the car home without gas in the tank.” -Ron Shelton

Our spiritual practice is as essential to our soul as food is to our body. Practice provides us with the fuel which gets us through those difficult times. It leads us to peace, clarity, wisdom, and so much more. And just like a car, we can run out of “gas” when we’re stressed out from going for a lot of miles without a break. Make it a point to incorporate your spiritual practices into your day every day, and watch the difference in how you feel.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 10 Clues You Might Be An Approval Addict

Do you have a problem with seeking out the approval of others? Is that the only way you can function – knowing that others are happy before your own happiness? Being an approval addict can make you feel less than adequate. Take a step back and read these clues to see whether or not you’re an approval addict.

 http://www.beliefnet.com/wellness/galleries/10-clues-you-might-be-an-approval-addict.aspx#6TlH7qSeUShJl8ot.99

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! Visit the Store

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