Cat’s Morning Bits for October 18, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for October 18, 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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“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.”
-L.M. Montgomery (1874-1942)

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Daily Good: Ten True Things About Gratefulness

Gratefulness is a deceptively simple practice that has the potential to change your life and those around you. “The benefits of gratitude range from deeper sleep and better health to higher self-esteem and enhanced stress resilience. Gratitude has also been shown to enhance our relationships. And, if that’s not enough, gratitude makes us happier.” And happiness spreads. Here, an ode to the practice in the form of ten truths, from Gratefulness.org.

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2112/ten-true-things-about-gratefulness-kripalu-center-for-yoga-and-health/

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Tetraktys: Five Samhain Spirit Animals You Need to Work With

A spirit animal is a spirit guide that has taken the form of an animal. Spirit guides can be seen from different points of view. Some people see them as distinct entities, or spirits, that come from other planes of existence. Others view spirit guides as reflections of their own psyche or parts of their unconscious.

https://www.thetetraktys.com/2018/five-spirit-animals-you-need-work-samhain/

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MNN: 13 odd facts about Edgar Allan Poe 

Upon the mysterious death of America’s master of mystery and the macabre, the literary rival of Edgar Allan Poe wrote a scathing obituary and biography of the author. However, much of what was written by Poe’s foe, Rufus Griswold, was untrue. Vengeful over things Poe had written about Griswold, the latter’s postmortem portrait of Poe painted him as a womanizing madman, drug-addled and bereft of both morals and friends.

https://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/stories/13-odd-facts-about-edgar-allan-poe

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EarthSky News: Whale songs evolve, but calls persist for generations

Humpback whales have ever-changing and evolving songs. But a new study of whales in Alaska shows their repertoire of calls – including growls, trumpets, and ahoogas – remains more stable. Why?

http://earthsky.org/earth/whale-calls-remain-stable-across-generations

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Patheos-Pagan: Calling out to the Dead

I call out to the dead and the dead call out to me.
There was a time when I was walking down the hall and I smelled her perfume. And I didn’t know what to do. So I stood there, patiently. As though she might round the corner to say hello. I closed my eyes and waited. The smell lingered. The scent was unmistakable.
Jasmine.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/chargedbythegoddess/2018/10/calling-out-to-the-dead/

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Inner Journey: 

STAR CONNECTIONS

“The interchangeability of matter and spirit means the starlit magic of the outermost life of our universe becomes the soul-light magic of the innermost life of our self. The energy of the stars becomes us. We become the energy of the stars. Stardust and spirit unite and we begin: One with the universe. Whole and holy.”
— Dennis J. Kucinich

Ponder the spectre of yourself as one human being in the over six billion people on Earth. See Earth as one tiny planet in a galaxy of billions of stars, and that galaxy as just one of billions of galaxies in our expanding universe. We are so minute as to be nonexistent. And yet, we have the power to visualize, to imagine the entirety of the cosmos.

In your journal, write about the paradox of being both microscopic and immense.

“I think we would be able to live in this world more peaceably if our spirituality were to come from looking not just into infinity but very closely at the world around us — and appreciating its depth and divinity.”
— Thomas Moore

“I would rather live in a world where my life is surrounded by mystery than live in a world so small that my mind could comprehend it.”
— Harry Emerson Fosdick

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Quick! What’s the shortest distance between have and have not?

Right!!! What distance?

You’re there,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Butternut Squash with Macintosh Apples

I just love winter squash. I like it a bit sweet, but do not like having to sweeten it with so much sugar. I thought maybe I could cook apples with it and sweeten it naturally. This is so good, you will love it and you will have the kids eating their veggies like never before!

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Butternut-Squash-with-Macintosh-Apples.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
October 18, 2018

Life

“I slept and dreamt that life was joy.
I awoke and saw that life was duty.
I acted and behold, duty was joy.”

-Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941)

There’s no doubt that life can be hard. And yet life is poetic. What we learn in our time here is beautiful. All that we really take with us is the wisdom we garner. Life is full of joy. We were blessed, against all odds, to be here, in this time and place, in this particular circumstance. It is our duty to live this life and to get all that we can from the experience.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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MBG: Do We Even Know What The Word ‘Happiness’ Means Anymore?

For most of my life, I was guilty of chasing happiness too. But after about five years doing a deep dive into some of this literature on happiness, I realized that our culture’s gold standard definition of “happy” doesn’t match up to the history and research.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/why-you-should-chase-satisfaction-not-happiness

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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 12, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for April 12, 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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Gladness is born of the April weather,
And the heart is as light as a wind-tossed feather.
Who could be sad on a day like this?
The care that vexed us no longer is.
-Eben Eugene Rexford (1848-1916)

almanac.com

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Spiritual Unite: Spiritually Connected Friends Are The People You Need In Your Life

There are many types of friendship, but there are some traits that are present in every type. A friend is a person who is loyal, sympathetic, kind, understanding and trustworthy. There are spiritually connected friends as well, which are one level above all the different kinds of friends you have.

Read more…………

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A Bountiful Moment:

Let your hopes not your hurts set your goals

Daily Thought: Your hopes will inspire your dreams and your dreams will motivate your actions. Stay focused on your dreams of the future you. Never allow past hurts or judgments guide your current actions. Your hope of what is to come will keep you moving through the day with a sense of calm and happiness. It will bring you to great places you never could have imagined.

Daily Practice: Keep your attention on what you envision as the next phase of you. If your mind wanders towards other things that are a distraction or a derailment from what you are working toward quickly bring yourself back. Imagine yourself doing what you hope to accomplish. See yourself in that space. Take time today visualizing the completion of your accomplishment.

Have a Great Day and Believe in Yourself!

Dr. Juliann (my child therapist.com)

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EarthSky News: Next 2 mornings  Moon and Mercury before sunup

Mercury is starting its best morning appearance for 2018 for the Southern Hemisphere.

Read more………….

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Patheos-Pagan: 8 Commonly Mispronounced Names Of Gods and Goddesses

In my recent Hellenism studies, I came across some new pronunciations of the Greek gods’ names. It turns out I’ve been mispronouncing their names for decades. But it didn’t stop there — in the past year, I also learned a few other proper pronunciations as well.

Read more……………./

 

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Inner Journey: Star Connections

“The interchangeability of matter and spirit means the starlit magic of the outermost life of our universe becomes the soul-light magic of the innermost life of our self. The energy of the stars becomes us. We become the energy of the stars. Stardust and spirit unite and we begin: One with the universe. Whole and holy.”
— Dennis J. Kucinich

Ponder the spectre of yourself as one human being in the over six billion people on Earth. See Earth as one tiny planet in a galaxy of billions of stars, and that galaxy as just one of billions of galaxies in our expanding universe. We are so minute as to be nonexistent. And yet, we have the power to visualize, to imagine the entirety of the cosmos.

In your journal, write about the paradox of being both microscopic and immense.

“I think we would be able to live in this world more peaceably if our spirituality were to come from looking not just into infinity but very closely at the world around us — and appreciating its depth and divinity.”
— Thomas Moore

“I would rather live in a world where my life is surrounded by mystery than live in a world so small that my mind could comprehend it.”
— Harry Emerson Fosdick

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Neither worthiness, effort, skill, intelligence, talent, timing, connections, looks, popularity, blood, sweat, or tears will make the difference.

More than anything else, living in wealth and abundance is simply a matter of knowing that you already do.

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Traditional Greek Salad

This is the way my Papa (Grampa) from Greece would make a salad and would occasionally toss in a few pitted Kalamata olives, too 😉

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Greek-Salad-Recipes.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 12, 2018

Optimism

“An optimist is the human personification of spring.” ~-Susan J. Bissonette, in Reader’s Digest (1979)

A person with a good attitude is the kind of person we all want to be around. He or she knows how to bring warmth and light to any situation. We can be that kind of a person, too. It’s just a matter of looking at things positively, of finding the good that others might not see. Good is always there, and it grows when we put our attention on it.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: Ways to Live a Compassionate Life

Here are eight easy ways to live a life of compassion.
Read more…………..

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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