Cat’s Morning Bits for July 21, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for July 21, 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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Can we learn wisdom watching insects now,
or just the art of quiet observation?
Creatures from the world of leaf and flower
marking weather’s variation.
-Vivian Smith (b. 1933)

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July Events & Holidays

July 1 Canada Day

July 4 Independence Day

July 4 Full “Buck Moon” at 9:44 pm PST / 10:44 pm MST

July 5 Full “Buck Moon” at 12:44 am EST

July 8 Celtic Tree Month of Holly begins

July 12 Mercury goes direct

July 20 New Moon at 10:32 am PST/ 11:32 am MST/ 1:32pm EST

August 1 Lammas/ Lughnasadh

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Spirit Library: The Great Mystery (a message from Kate Spreckley)
Individually and collectively we are in a time of destruction and reconstruction. The foundation of our life is transforming to hold a new energetic matrix.

Read more….

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Spiritual Unite: STARSEED TYPES YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT

What are starseeds you may ask, and could you be one? Starseeds are galactic souls planted on Earth from other realms.

Read more…..

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ThoughtCo: Adonis and Aphrodite

The love goddess of the Greeks, Aphrodite, usually made other people fall in love (or lust, more often than not), but sometimes she, too, was smitten. In this story of Adonis and Aphrodite, which comes from the tenth book of, the Roman poet Ovid summarizes Aphrodite’s ill-fated love affair with Adonis.

Read more….

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MBG: 11 Dating Rules For Empaths To Make Sure They’re Honoring Their Own Needs

Do empaths—people who are sensitive to the energies and emotions of others—have certain requirements in romantic relationships?

Read more…..

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Purification and Home Blessing Shaker Jar Spell

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Elephant Journal: 5 Ways to Meditate that Don’t include Trying to Sit in Total Silence.

So, wait…you’re saying I don’t have to sit still, with no thoughts, to meditate?
That’s right.

But, if you can, you are an epic master and I applaud you.

Read more….

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Treehugger: 11 Animals That Mate for Life

Humans like to think of themselves as a faithful species, but when it comes to true fidelity, many other animals offer better examples of how to keep a relationship together

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Watch the moon shed its shadow

The mythologist Joseph Campbell poetically stated, “The power of life causes the snake to shed its skin, just as the moon sheds its shadow.” When the moon turned new on July 20, 2020, the moon’s shadowed side totally faced Earth, while its illuminated side totally faced the sun.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Talking with Mother Earth

We were blessed with a beach trip recently, spending a week with my mother and sister at a beach house right on North Topsail Beach, NC. Our little family lucks into one of these vacations about every 5 years or so.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Lord of the Rings – Into the West (cover) – Ella Roberts & Nick Roberts

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Inner Journey:

WHY MEDITATE?

“Meditation brings wisdom; lack of meditation leaves ignorance. Know well what leads you forward and what holds you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom.”
— Buddha

Meditation is considered an essential practice for those who seek self-knowledge and self-mastery. Why? Basically, meditation brings awareness of how our minds work. Over time, we become watchers, able to detach from the thoughts and emotions that play out in our minds.

With this detachment, we gain the freedom to choose whether or not to act on our thoughts and emotions. We learn to distinguish between objective reality and our mental and emotional dramas.

“Only in quiet waters things mirror themselves undistorted. Only in a quiet mind is adequate perception of the world.”
— Hans Margolius

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A Note from the Universe
If you knew of a spectacular mountain that was very, very tall, yet climbable. And if it was well established that from its peak, you could literally see all the love that bathes the world, dance with the angels, and party with the gods. Would you curse or celebrate each step you took as you ascended it?

Right-o!

Life is that mountain and each day a step.

Perspectives change everything,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Strawberry Spinach Salad I

Someone brought this salad to a pot luck dinner and I had to have the recipe. I have made it many, many times since then and I have been asked for the recipe every time I bring it somewhere. It is also a great way to get kids to eat spinach!

Read more….

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Magical Correspondences for Tuesday

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

Element: Fire

Incense: Dragon’s Blood, Patchouli
Planet: Mars
Star Signs: Aries and Scorpio
Angel: Samuel
Power Colors: Red and Orange
Herbs & Plants: Red Rose, Cock’s Comb, Pine, Daisy, Thyme and Pepper
Sacred Stones: Carnelian, Bloodstone, Ruby, Garnet and Pink Tourmaline
Oil: (Mars) Basil, Coriander, Ginger

Deities include Ares, Lilith, The Morrigan, Tiwaz, Tyr

Tuesday is ruled by Mars. Today’s energies align with all things masculine such as conflict, physical endurance and strength, lust, hunting, sports, and all types of competition. It can also be used for rituals involving surgical procedures or political ventures.

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Daily Wisdom
July 21, 2020

Problems/Solutions
“Clinging to the past is the problem. Embracing change is the answer.”

-Gloria Steinem
Sometimes it might look like change is the problem. But really it’s that we’re making change a problem for ourselves because we are resisting it! Change can be a great solution and can open up all kinds of wonderful opportunities for us. There’s a time when we need to step outside of the boundaries we have created and just go for it!

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Magician

You might be set up to be the smart one and solve a problem or two for someone else. While it might be your idea of fun to perform and be clever, try to keep things simple, especially if this is a work-related issue. It will cost you little or no effort and win you a lot of admiration, and maybe some monetary reward later.

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 July 15, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for July 15, 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 the heat like a mist veil floats,
And poppies flame in the rye,
And the silver note in the streamlet’s throat
Has softened almost to a sigh. It is July.
-Susan Hartley Swett (1860-1907)

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July Events & Holidays

July 1 Canada Day

July 4 Independence Day

July 4 Full “Buck Moon” at 9:44 pm PST / 10:44 pm MST

July 5 Full “Buck Moon” at 12:44 am EST

July 8 Celtic Tree Month of Holly begins

July 12 Mercury goes direct

July 20 New Moon at 10:32 am PST/ 11:32 am MST/ 1:32pm EST

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Spirit Library: State of Grace (a message from Kate Spreckley)

As the energetic matrix of our new reality becomes more energetically active dormant areas within us are awakening. Ancient knowledge, which has been stored within the cells of our body is being released. As a result, we will encounter a range of different experiences that will shift, align and rebalance our entire being.

Read more…

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Spiritual Unite: LYRAN STARSEEDS – ARE YOU ONE OF THEM?

Lyran starseeds are the oldest souls in our whole galaxy. They are fourth dimensional and perfect in their star, but on earth, they are a bit different from what they would have been if they were on their home ground.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Lammas Customs and Traditions

The early harvest and the threshing of grain has been celebrated for thousands of years. Here are just a few of the customs and legends surrounding the Lammas season.

Read more…..

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MBG: 4 Natural Mosquito Bite Relievers: Science-Backed & Derm-Approved

Come summer, most of the skin care conversation zeroes in on SPF, which is absolutely necessary—proper sun care is nonnegotiable any time of year but especially under some scorching rays. But among peeling sunburns and hyperpigmentation, we can’t forget about another seasonal skin care gripe: mosquito bites.

Read more…

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Plentiful Earth: How to Make Sage Spray

It’s incredibly easy to make a DIY sage spray! With just 5 ingredients, you can spray the bad energy away! Simply add everything to a spray bottle, shake, and spray! If you can’t burn sage smudge sticks to sage cleanse your home, this spray is a great way to create your sacred space!

Read more….

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Today’s DIY: DIY Intention Candles – For Witches in the Broom Closet

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Elephant Journal: 12 Things Introverts Do Best.

I am an introvert, and it’s okay.
Some things are inherent in us, and we may or may not be able to change those personality traits. Well, we may or may not even want to change those things.

Read more…..

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Treehugger: These Sea Wolves Swim for Miles and Live Off the Watery Wilds

Wolves have forever had a storied place in the minds and hearts of humans; and whether seen as threatening or predatory or magical or mysterious, most people think they know wolves. But then there are the sea wolves.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Moon, Venus beautiful before sunrise

Before daybreak these next several mornings – July 16, 17, 18 and 19, 2020 – look eastward to enjoy an eyeful of the waning crescent moon and the dazzling planet Venus. These two brilliant worlds will be hard to miss, as the moon and Venus rank as the 2nd-brightest and 3rd-brightest celestial bodies, respectively, after the sun. Some people might even see Venus after sunrise.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: What Is Shadow Work And Why Is It Crucial To Spiritual Practice?

Shadow work is a term that is frequently used in various spiritual traditions, including pagan and witch communities.

But what is it really?

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/teaaddictedwitch/2020/07/what-is-shadow-work/

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Pagan Playlist: Fantasy Elven Music – The Voice of the Forest

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Inner Journey:

Willingness to change

“At any moment, you have a choice, that either leads you closer to your spirit or further away from it.”
— Thich Nhat Hahn

How are you feeling in this moment? If you are not feeling great, are you willing to make the effort right now to shift your focus so you feel better? Finding something to appreciate will do it.

If you are not willing, that’s okay. Don’t judge yourself. Just be aware that you are choosing to stay where you are.

“Choice of attention… is to the inner life what choice of action is to the outer. In both cases, a man is responsible for his choice and must accept the consequences, whatever they may be.”
— W.H. Auden

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A Note f rom the Universe
It isn’t easy at first, but one of the greatest gifts you could ever give someone who makes your heart soar is the freedom to learn their own lessons, at their own pace.

Even trickier is discovering that one of the greatest gifts you could ever give someone who gets on your nerves is the freedom to learn their own lessons, at their own pace.

And perhaps most challenging of all is understanding that one of the greatest gifts you could ever give yourself is the realization that your heart soaring and your nerves fraying have never been dependent upon other people and their lessons.

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Blueberry Sour Cream Coffee Cake

One really delicious and really unhealthy Sunday coffee cake. I have no idea where I got this recipe from but it was about thirty years ago and has been a family favorite since. The bake time is a bit longer if you’re using frozen berries.

Read more…..

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Magical Correspondences for Wednesday 

Wednesday (masculine)

Magickal Intentions: Communication, Divination, Writing, Knowledge, Business Transactions, Debt, Fear, Loss, Travel and Money Matters

Element: Air

Incense: Jasmine, Lavender, Sweet Pea
Planets: Mercury and Chiron (though this is a moon of Pluto)
Star Sign: Virgo
Angel: Raphael
Power Colors: Orange, Light Blue, Grey, Yellow and Violet
Herbs & Plants: Fern, Lavender, Hazel, Cherry, Periwinkle
Sacred Stones: Aventurine, Bloodstone, Hematite, Moss Agate and Sodalite
Oil: (Mercury) Benzoin, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, Lavender

Deities include Athena, Hermes, Lugh, Mercury, Odin

Wednesday is ruled by Mercury. Wednesday’s vibration adds power to spell work involving inspiration, communication, writers, poets, the written and spoken word, and all matters of study, learning, and teaching. This day also provides a good time to begin efforts involving self-improvement or understanding.

 

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Daily Wisdom
July 15, 2020 

Helping
“We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men.”

-Herman Melville
When we help one person, we’re helping all people – and we’re helping ourselves. Because of our intricate connection with each other – we feel it on some deep primordial level. And it works the other way, too. When one of us is hurt, all of us are hurt. Because of technology and advances in communications, we can understand better how something like a war, way on the other side of the world affects each one of us. We see the war; we feel the emotions. People we love are far away from us, and our hearts are with them, and their families. We can help them with our thoughts and prayers.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Emperor

Kindness will take you very far today. It’s not a show of weakness or inferiority to engage in that random act of kindness. Think of it as acting out of generosity of spirit. The bigger your heart today, the more respect and cooperation will come your way. Make sure your kindness is genuine and from a genuine place. Then you’re virtually unassailable

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 17, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for February 17, 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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She walks in beauty, like the night
Of cloudless climes and starry skies;
And all that’s best of dark and bright
Meet in her aspect and her eyes.
-Lord Byron (1788-1824)

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Spiritual Unite: Starseed Types – All Bringing A New Age

There are many Starseed types – some of which you will have heard, others that are lesser-known.
All of them are important to the process of Ascension that is currently underway on our beautiful planet, Earth.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: How to Make and Use a Crystal Grid

Many people like to use crystals for healing and wellness of both the physical and spiritual kind. Whether you’re working with crystals for a specific purpose, such as health or love, or for a general well-being ritual, you may find that placing your crystals in a grid-style layout can amplify their metaphysical power.

Read more…..

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MBG: This Isn’t The Week To Put Your Blinders On, According To Astrology

This week, the AstroTwins break down how Mercury (which is in retrograde, P.S.!) will conspire with Uranus and Taurus to bring on some shady business.

Read more……

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Oath Bound with Thorn Mooney (Patheos)

My Five Favorite Recent Witch Books

I’ve made a lot of blog posts and videos in the past about favorite books: advanced books, beginner books, books for people interested in taking things in a new direction, classics I think everyone should read, and books that I’ve got in my personal to-be-read pile.

Read more…./

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Today’s DIY: Ostara Wreath

Ostara is on the way!! Heres a cute, easy and affordable wreath idea for your front door.

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Elephant Journal: 7 Words from Alan Watts on understanding our Spiritual Experiences.

In referring to the mystical experience, and what to do after having one, Alan Watts famously said, “When you get the message, hang up.”

Read more…

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MNN: How to watch the northern lights from the comfort of home

Seeing the northern lights in person is on many travelers’ bucket lists.

But while you save up for the trip, there’s a live camera in Canada that can make the wait easier.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Moon, 3 bright planets before sunrise

Before sunrise these next two mornings – February 16 and 17, 2020 – look for the lit side of the waning crescent moon to point to a string of planets in the early morning sky. From top to bottom, these planets are Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. The moon rises first, followed by the red planet Mars, then the king planet Jupiter and then the ringed planet Saturn. Incidentally, that bright light close to the moon is Antares, the brightest star in the constellation Scorpius the Scorpion.

Read more…

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Patheos-Pagan: The Art of Ritual: Calling the Quarters

Calling in the elements, calling the quarters, calling the Guardians of the Watchtowers, calling the Elementals – so many names! But essentially we are calling upon the four elements from the four directions to join us in ritual and to lend their power, energy and protection.

Read more….

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Inner Journey:

LIVE LIFE FULLY

“Time is life. It is irreversible and irreplaceable. To waste your time is to waste your life, but to master your time is to master your life and make the most of it.”
— Alan Lakein

Refuse to feel USED by life! Make full use of it instead.

To do this, we initially need to take control of the time of our lives. Time management is life management, from the inside out. It’s an INSIDE job. You already have everything you need. You have the power to create a life of meaning, fulfillment and joy.

Your challenge is to find what works for you! Review the literature but make your own decisions. To do this, you’ll need to:

Get to know yourself — your desires and passions, rhythms, styles, challenges, needs and habits.

Be aware that you always have choice. Claim your independence and power to choose what is right for your life, moment by moment.

“Until you value yourself, you will not value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.”
— M. Scott Peck

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A Note from the Universe

Of all the joys on Earth, few compare to the crowning glory of achieving against the odds, succeeding in the face of peril, or triumphing over adversity.

Wouldn’t you say?

Yet in every such case, without exception, the poor odds, the peril, and the adversity must come first.

Ba-boom,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Lime Bars

“A different take on the lemon bars we all love. I actually prefer them to lemon. This is my favorite bar cookie and I’m asked to bring it when going to a potluck or picnic. The recipe says it serves 36, but you can’t eat just one of these delicious, tangy lime bars. You can omit the glaze and sprinkle with powdered sugar if that’s your preference.”

Read more….

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

Intentions: Psychic Sensitivity, Women’s Mysteries, Tides, Waters, Emotional Issues, Agriculture, Animals, Female Fertility, Messages, Theft, 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
February 17, 2020

Ability

“He can fit his sails to every wind.”

-John Clarke (1596-1658)

Being flexible is an ability we all have, but do we all use it? Have we developed the tools and the skills that it takes to get through whatever comes our way? I don’t think we give ourselves enough credit. We might think that we are not capable, not ready, not “enough of whatever” to do what needs to be done. But look at how our abilities shine forth when we need them. Look at how we rise to the occasion when we are called upon. We are strong and we are able

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Tower

If any problems arise today, they will probably come out of being careless about something simple and normally no trouble at all. Carelessness is the chief threat to having things go smoothly. Even if only small things are lost, broken, or need to be redone, it can make tomorrow even more of a mess than today might be. Pay attention to details, take your time and do your best.

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 October 10, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for October 10, 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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Every leaf speaks bliss to me,
Fluttering from the autumn tree.
-Emily Jane Bronte (1818-48)

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Spiritual Unite:  Starseed Types – All Bringing A New Age

There are many Starseed types – some of which you will have heard, others that are lesser-known.
All of them are important to the process of Ascension that is currently underway on our beautiful planet, Earth

Read more………………

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ThoughtCo: Samhain Customs and Folklore

Interested in learning about some of the traditions behind the celebrations of the late harvest? Let’s look at some of the customs and folklore behind the Samhain season – learn why black cats are considered unlucky, how trick-or-treating became so popular and more.

Read more…………………

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Daily Good: What Is Your Hearth of Hearths?

“Where–or what–is your hearth of hearths? Where is the place you feel most alive or connected? What is the thing that reminds you who you are and to what (or whom) you belong? In all the world, what do you call home? These are some of the questions that Annick Smith and Susan O’Connor pondered as they edited Hearth: A Global Conversation on Identity, Community, and Place. In the preface, they describe how the “idea for a book about hearth started on the rim of the Kilauea Volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island” when author, revered elder, and teacher Pualani Kanahele–who describes her hearth as the volcano–asked others to consider their own hearths: “Invite guests to your home,” she said, “and over a generous offering of food ask them where their hearth is.”” { read more }

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Individalogist: A Guide to Spiritual Dreams: Everything You Need To Know

The dream state is often a topic that is shrouded with much intrigue and mystery. As we are able to experience things in a realistic manner, the dream state seems to be an avenue where anything can come true.

However, most of the time, we don’t really have that much control over our dreams.

Read more…………………

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Elephant Journal: 8 Things Trees can teach us about the Art of Transformation in Autumn.

The first hint of autumn comes when my coworkers start buying pumpkin-spice lattes.
Usually that same week, I have to start dodging falling acorns on my strolls under urban oaks to avoid a concussion.

Read more…………………

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MNN: This forest language from the age of Vikings may soon disappear
Elfdalian is spoken by less than 2,500 people in Swedish town.

In a remote part of Sweden surrounded by mountains, valleys and thick forests, the community of Älvdalen is desperately attempting to preserve its unique heritage.
Up until the mid-20th century, the town of some 1,800 inhabitants spoke a language called Elfdalian, believed to be the closest descendant of Old Norse, the language of the Vikings.

Read more……………….

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EarthSky News: Watch for Sirius, sky’s brightest star 

If you’re up before daybreak, take a moment to see the sky’s brightest star, Sirius, on these October mornings. This star is so brilliant that you can even see it from a light-polluted city. Click here to find out when Sirius will rise tonight from your part of the world.

Read more………………..

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Patheos-Pagan: The Spiral Labyrinth: Beauty and Mystery at Samhain

This Samhain, for only the third time, Denton CUUPS will present The Spiral Labyrinth. As part of our ritual, we will spiral into the center widdershins, then spiral out deosil, spending the time meditating on our lives, our ancestors, and the Otherworldly persons who would speak with us

Read more…………………

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Inner Journey: 

LABELS LIMIT US

“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.”
— Lao Tzu

How do you label yourself? How do you label others?

Be aware that any label is limiting. Labels stick us in a box where there’s no room to move. Today, experience how it feels to let go of the labels to rest in ‘I am.’ Feel the freedom, the spaciousness, the infinite potential of simply being.

“As long as I am this or that, I am not all things.”
— Meister Eckhart

“Your only limitations are those you set up in your mind, or permit others to set up for you.”
— Og Mandino

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A Note from the Universe

You chose to be who you now are, you came here to thrive, the odds always seem steep, still, the game is rigged in your favor, you knew what you were doing, your demons aren’t real, fear was part of the deal, love is all you need, you’re never alone, thoughts become things… and you still look absolutely amazing in jeans.

Beaming,

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!

Read more…………………

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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 10,  2019

Persistence

“Drop upon drop collected will make a river. Rivers upon rivers collected will make a sea.”

-Sa’Di (A.D. 1213? – 1292)

We’ve been doing WisdomNews for a few years now. It has been a great source of joy for me. When we first started out, there were just a few of us involved, and we basically started the list with our family and friends’ addresses. But we persisted, did a little advertising, whatever we could do inexpensively, and the list grew – drop by drop, person by person – we’ve got a little river going now – or at least a steady stream! Thank you for subscribing, and for contributing to this e-mail community. Someday we hope to be a sea – and we will keep writing and keep persisting because we love doing this! And thanks for sharing this with your friends because every drop counts!

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Chariot

It may start out as an ordinary day but a situation may arise that uncovers talents that you had no clue you had. Be adaptable and be willing to say, “Yes, I’ll give that a try,” rather than automatically saying, “Well I’m not sure. I’ve never done that before.” Be positive, optimistic, and sure of yourself. It’s the perfect day to learn something useful and profitable as well as exciting.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 7, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for May 7, 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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New flowery scents strewed everywhere,
New sunshine poured in largesse fair,
“We shall be happy now,” we say.
A voice just trembles through the air,
And whispers, “May.”
-Sarah C. Woolsey (1835-1905)

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Spiritual Unite: How To Know If You Are A Starseed – Shedding Light On Earth Missions

Have you always felt like you don’t belong here? Have you ever felt like an outsider among humanity?
If you have, you might be one of the small percentages of people on this planet that are what is known as Starseeds

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/how-to-know-if-you-are-a-starseed-shedding-light-on-earth-missions/

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ThoughtCo: How To Draw Down the Moon

What is Drawing Down the Moon?
In this beautiful and powerful rite, the practitioner invokes the Goddess directly into herself (or himself, as the case may be). In some variations, a High Priestess (HPs) may go into a trancelike state and speak the words of the Goddess, or it may be a formal monologue calling upon the Goddess in her many forms.

https://www.learnreligions.com/how-to-draw-down-the-moon-2562862

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Inner Happy Hour: Poetry Practice

Poem: take an ache, make it sing
BY TYLER KNOTT GREGSON

Poetry gives us a chance to express ourselves in a unique and profound way. Poet, photographer, and artist Tyler Knott Gregson insists, “It does not matter what the song sounds like, it does not matter what the lyrics end up being, it’s just giving all the aches in you, the positive and the negative, the space to realize themselves.”

https://spiritualityhealth.com/articles/2019/05/05/poem-take-an-ache-make-it-sing

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Pioneer Thinking: How to Make Seed Bombs

Seed bombing has been popular in urban areas for some time. But the idea is applicable for other areas as well. What is seed bombing? It’s a fun, easy, and environmentally friendly way to plant large or difficult to reach areas. Children especially seem to enjoy the fun so it makes a good family project.

https://pioneerthinking.com/bombs-away-with-seed-bombs

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Elephant Journal: Astrological Forecast: the Best way to Make Use of May’s Full Moon.

The planets in the sky are always bringing us lessons, wisdom, and guidance.
Whether the teachings are smooth or difficult depends on who you talk to, but the “effortless versus arduous” question is largely tied up in the amount of resistance we feel to wanting to do the work presented.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/05/is-powerful-pleasure-allowed-the-astrology-of-may/

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MNN: Every year, this hummingbird comes back to the man who saved him

Even sitting in his driveway, Michael Cardenaz makes an imposing figure.
Muscled, tattooed and downright massive.
Then there’s that steely law enforcement strand that runs through every fiber of his being: 14 years with the sheriff’s office. SWAT team member and, now, Homeland Security agent

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/hummingbird-rescue-michael-cardenaz-returns-georgia

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EarthSky News: Leo? Here’s your constellation

Leo the Lion is one of the easiest constellations to identify in the night sky. April and May are great months to spot it

Of the 13 constellations of the zodiac, Leo the Lion ranks as one of the easiest to identify in the night sky

https://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/leo-heres-your-constellation

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Patheos-Pagan: Hoodoo How We Do Four Thieves Vinegar

Four Thieves Vinegar is one of the most popular Hoodoo potions around. So popular in fact, you might not even know it has it’s roots both in Southern Conjure and European Folk Magick. It’s entertaining history even comes with a biblical story.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/voodoouniverse/2018/09/hoodoo-how-we-do-four-thieves-vinegar/

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Inner Journey:

Why are you here?

“You can come to understand your purpose in life by slowing down and feeling your heart’s desires.”
— Marcia Wieder

What do you love to do? What gives you greatest meaning in your life? Let your answers trickle through and keep a record of the key words that come up.

Life becomes so much richer when we choose to live from our heart.

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.”
— Steve Jobs

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A Note from the Universe

It’s time we had that little talk.

You know, about life, how it started, and where it might go…

First, there were a few thoughts.

Then, there were a few things.

Yeah, that’s what we said, “Wow!” But after eons and eons the novelty wore off because absolutely nothing ever changed.

Until there were new thoughts.

Get the picture?

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Squares

These little squares of joy are like a cross between cookies, dessert bars, and peanut butter cups. They taste like a lot of hard work, but they could not be easier. Give these a shot! You won’t be sorry.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/No-Bake-Chocolate-Peanut-Butter-Squares.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
May 7, 2019

Learning

“A primary method of learning is to go from the familiar to the unfamiliar.”

-Glenn Doman, How to Teach Your Baby to Read, 1964

Simple steps. And yet the unfamiliar often scares us, so that first step is the most difficult! Why not just step into the unknown? If we really want to grow, we’ve got to learn, and that means that we might have to start doing things differently to make space for that in our lives. No risk, no reward.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: The Blessings of Boredom
If you’ve ever had kids, you’ve heard the familiar lament, “I’m bored!” Kids always say that to parents, as if boredom is a major tragedy. As mature adults, we are less melodramatic if we are bored.

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 October 16, 2018

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for October 16, 2018

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

Blessings, Cat

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The hollow winds begin to blow,
The clouds look black, the glass is low;
The soot falls down, the spaniels sleep,
And spiders from their cobwebs peep.
-Dr. Edward Jenner (1749-1823)

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Spiritual Unite: 7 Signature Signs Of Starseeds And Lightworkers

Do you sometimes feel like ET trying to call home? Not sure why you are here but know you have a mission? Feel different and confused? Starseed, volunteer, lightworker describe people who do not resonate with this reality. Here are 7 signature signs of starseed and lightworker people, and how to manage being in this dimension.

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/7-signature-signs-of-starseeds-and-lightworkers/

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MBG: How The Moon Phases Can Make Your Workday More Effective

“Using astrology, and the moon, in particular, for your business means working with the cosmic cycles versus against them,” Gordon told me. It’s no lie the moon has gained some popularity this year. Just think about how many rituals it has had in its honor, like full moon releases and new moon rituals. Everyone seems to be drinking the lunar Kool-Aid, and for good reason.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/astrology-for-career

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Daily Good: Raise Your Children to Be Happy, Healthy, Complete

Parents today … want the very best for our kids. We want them to be smart, athletic, healthy, kind, happy, polite, disciplined, creative and more. We want to give them everything! Kids on the other hand, are growing up bombarded by technology, needing to compete in every way, comparing themselves with others, trying to be perfect and please their parents, wanting to fit in. As a result, they are often anxious, stressed at a very young age, display behavioural issues, have little self esteem and are simply not happy. So, from the parents whose intention is so sincere, to the kids who are trying to keep up on all fronts, what needs to change? What is missing?

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2098/raise-your-children-to-be-happy-healthy-complete-ariane-de-bonvoisin/

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Spirituality & Health: Letting Go When You’re Holding On
BY JULIE PETERS
As the seasons shift from light, bright summer to the darker, more serious and more reflective fall season, I’m thinking about harvest time. It’s a good time to prioritize and protect what’s working in our lives and make an effort to cut away the dead branches, to weed the garden. It’s a good time for letting go

https://spiritualityhealth.com/blogs/downward-blog-a-life-in-yoga/2018/10/11/letting-go-when-youre-holding-on#

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EarthSky News: Moon and Mars on October 17 and 18

These next few evenings – October 17 and 18, 2018 – that bright “star” near the moon on the sky’s dome is actually the red planet Mars. As darkness falls, you might also see the star Fomalhaut a big hop to the southeast (lower left) of the moon and Mars. Although Fomalhaut ranks as 1st-magnitude star, this star pales in comparison to Mars, which is presently some 6 times brighter than Fomalhaut.

http://earthsky.org/tonight/moon-and-mars-on-october-17-and-18

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Patheos-Pagan: 10 Ways to Annoy Everyone At Samhain

It’s Samhain! Don’t let the holiday of death and darkness get too drab. Make sure to liven things up this season with these easy tips. Some people might find them annoying, but that’s really just their Shadow side ready to release the un-fun parts of themselves. Have at it!

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/doubletoilandresist/2018/10/10-ways-to-annoy-everyone-at-samhain/

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Inner Journey: 

THE PARADOX OF LIFE’S JOURNEY

“It is only when we realize that life is taking us nowhere that it begins to have meaning.”
— P.D. Ouspensky

“All major mystical traditions have recognized that there is a paradox at the heart of the journey of return to Origin. …Put simply, this is that we are already what we seek, and that what we are looking for on the Path with such an intensity of striving and passion and discipline is already within and around us at all moments. The journey and all its different ordeals are all emanations of the One Spirit that is manifesting everything in all dimensions; every rung of the ladder we climb toward final awareness is made of the divine stuff of awareness itself; Divine Consciousness is at once creating and manifesting all things and acting in and as all things in various states of self-disguise throughout all the different levels and dimensions of the universe.”
— Andrew Harvey

“Look at you, you madman, Screaming you are thirsty And are dying in a desert when all around you there is nothing but water!”
— Kabir

“After changes upon changes, we are more or less the same.”
— Paul Simon

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A Note from the Universe 

There’s so much time in a day.

You could have breakfast, lunch, and dinner on 3 different continents.

You could outline the book you’re going to write, start the screenplay adaptation, and watch “Gone With The Wind,” before the sun even sets.

Spend a day at work, and still have 16 hours left over.

Hey, the record for climbing Mt. Everest is under 9 hours, leaving 15 to nap and go Yeti searching. There’s so much time in a day, Cat. So much.

You’re rich,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Apple Pumpkin Bread

Ahh, it’s Fall! Time for Fall cooking. The wonderful aromatic scents of all those spices! You will love this easy bread.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Apple-Pumpkin-Bread.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
October 16, 2018 

Life

“Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.” -Samuel Butler (1835-1902)

Can’t you just picture that? It’s so true! Here we are, living our lives, not really knowing what we’re doing until actually doing it. We’re finding our way, step by step, day by day. We will stumble, hit some sour notes, learn a few lessons, and write our own songs. An audience may reject our music, or embrace it, but we keep on playing because the instrument is there for us. And someday, with enough practice, we will be a master life-liver, a virtuoso!

-Lissa Coffey

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Beliefnet: 9 Smart Ways to Deal With Toxic People
Don’t fuel their fire because they want to get arise out you and their toxicity could find its way into your life. Here are nine smart ways to deal with toxic people

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 August 30, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for August 30, 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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Look! the round-cheeked moon floats high,
In the glowing August sky,
Quenching all her neighbor stars,
Save the steady flame of Mars.
White as silver shines the sea,
Far-off sails like phantoms be,
Gliding o’er that lake of light,
Vanishing in nether night.
Heavy hangs the tasseled corn,
Sighing for the cordial morn;
But the marshy-meadows bare,
Love this spectral-lighted air,
Drink the dews and lift their song,
Chirp of crickets all night long;
Earth and sea enchanted lie
‘Neath that moon-usurped sky.
-Emma Lazarus (1849-87)

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Spiritual Unite: 7 Signature Signs Of Starseeds And Lightworkers

Do you sometimes feel like ET trying to call home? Not sure why you are here but know you have a mission? Feel different and confused? Starseed, volunteer, lightworker describe people who do not resonate with this reality. Here are 7 signature signs of starseed and lightworker people, and how to manage being in this dimension. by Morag, Lightworker

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/7-signature-signs-of-starseeds-and-lightworkers/

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MBG: The Real Cause Of Depression Is About Way More Than Just Serotonin

Many of us have been taught that depression is the result of a genetic chemical imbalance. And while there is certainly a genetic component to depression, and, yes, neurotransmitters like serotonin do play a role in mood, depression actually has many potential root causes.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/real-cause-of-depression-serotonin

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Daily Good: Embracing JOMO, The Joy of Missing Out

“Fear of missing out, or FOMO, is a common sensation in our high-pressure, social media-frenzied world, particularly in Western society. A recent study defined FOMO as, “the uneasy and sometimes all-consuming feeling that you’re missing out – that your peers are doing, in the know about, or in possession of more or something better than you.” Under these terms, nearly 75 percent of young adults reported experiencing the phenomenon. So what exactly are we so afraid we’re missing out on?

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2087/embracing-jomo-the-joy-of-missing-out-emily-rose-barr/

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Elephant Journal: The Healing Power of Touch.

Like so many young, bright-eyed enthusiasts hungry for meaning and knowledge, I set out in my early 20s in search of something I couldn’t put my finger on.

I found a tiny but mighty school just north of the city, where I started learning a bodywork practice called shiatsu. It was there that the question of how to be a healing presence for a world so desperately in need of kind, helping souls began to unfold

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/08/the-healing-power-of-touch/

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MNN: Ancient European stone inscriptions revealed by low river levels carry grave warnings

A sweltering, record-breaking heat wave throughout Europe this summer is causing widespread drought, and river levels, such as along the Elbe, are reaching critical lows. The crisis has gotten so bad that many large river stones that have been underwater for centuries are now being exposed, and many of them are inscribed with grim, dire warnings.

“If you see me, weep,” reads one.

Read more…………….

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EarthSky News: Cassiopeia points to Andromeda galaxy

Tonight, if you have dark sky, try star-hopping to the Andromeda galaxy from the constellation Cassiopeia the Queen. If your sky is truly dark, you might even spot this hazy patch of light with no optical aid, as the ancient stargazers did before the days of light pollution.

http://earthsky.org/tonight/cassiopeia-the-queen-also-points-to-andromeda-galaxy

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Patheos-Pagan: From a Common Well

The Sea, ultimately the source for the waters in the well, is one of the realms in ADF, along with the Land and the Sky. We envision that the waters of the well extend into the earth and that the well, in a ritual context, provides a gateway to the Ancestors, which are one of our Kindreds

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/fromacommonwell/2017/10/from-a-common-well/

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Inner Journey:

TWO VIEWS

“… no matter what our difficulties may be, we recognize that there is a deep untroubled stream flowing below all surface troubles and that we are of one substance with that stream. The soul knows no difficulties.”
— James Thornton

Masters teach that we can experience two completely different states of reality at the same time — from the personality and from the soul.

Author Pema Chödron talks about being hungry, cold and tired but at that same time deeply content. Ram Dass speaks of how the emotional heart can be breaking while we recognize that all is unfolding perfectly.

Allowing our soul to be present with the discomforts of the personality shifts our experience of the discomforts.

“True self simply refers to the aspect of our being that is completely aware of its expanded nature no matter what we may be experiencing in our lives.”
— Martia Nelson

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A Note from the Universe

Do you know what surprises those most, who finally take that great magic carpet ride over their most recent time-space incarnation?

Besides how safe they always were…

No, besides how many friends in the unseen always hovered nearby…

No, no, besides how much they accomplished and how many lives they touched…

Dang it, besides how powerful, and divine, and supernatural they were…

OK, I’ll just tell you. It’s how utterly unimportant the things they worried about really were.

Phew,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Brussels Sprouts, Apple & Avocado Salad

This is a nice light salad that can be served as a meal or side dish. It is very easy to make and most importantly, very healthy for you!

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Brussels-Sprouts-Apple-Avocado-Salad.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
August 30, 2018

Reality

“Reality has changed chameleon-like before my eyes so many times that I have learned, or am learning, to trust almost anything except what appears to be so.”

-Maya Angelou

Appearances change. Nothing in this exterior world stays the same. Have you ever gone to visit a place, only to return several years later and not even recognize it? Buildings go up and down, tenants move in and out, trees grow, signs change. People change, too. We all start out as babies, and our features mature as we age. Our hairstyles and clothes change with the trends. But what stays the same? Spirit. We can trust that love never goes out of style, and never moves away.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 7 People Every Single Person Needs In Their Life
Life is a group sport, none of us are equipped to do it alone. Here are seven people we all need on our team.

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 July 17, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for July 17, 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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Come ye into the summer woods;
There entereth no annoy;
All greenly wave the chestnut leaves,
And the earth is full of joy.
-Mary Howitt (1799-1888)

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Spiritual Unite: Orion Starseed | Traits | Everything You Need To Know

Orion starseeds came to earth during the 60’s to the 90’s. They were the ones paving the way for many young people who had no direction in life. They were the ones supporting the out of control teens or the wayward friend. If you were the child, who looked up to the stars and wondered where you belong

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/orion-starseed/

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MBG: Weekly Horoscope: Do You Feel The Shift In The Air? This Sunday’s Transit Will Change Everything

This week, we’re moving out of Cancer season.

Gather ’round that beach bonfire! The Sun spends its final six days of 2018 in sentimental Cancer, sounding the call for warm-fuzzy bonding. There’s rarely a better time than this for huddling close with your inner circle peeps, whether you share DNA or have adopted them as “chosen family.”

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/weekly-horoscope-for-july-16-to-22-2018

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Tetrakyts: The Basics of Reiki for Beginners – Healing Yourself with Reiki 

If you’re into spirituality, witchcraft, Wicca or even New Age, you’ve probably already heard to read something about reiki. It has been growing steadily in popularity since its elaboration in the 20th century, and although it is a very modern form of alternative medicine…..

https://www.thetetraktys.com/2018/the-basics-of-reiki-for-beginners-healing-yourself-with-reiki/

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Elephant Journal: 11 Ways to Raise your Vibration—and thereby, Humanity’s. 

By raising our consciousness, we rise above partisan disagreements and the need to perpetuate drama. We rise above our little selves watching or reading the news and seeing the endless, outrageous narrative for what it is: lies. By expanding our consciousness, we can lift up own vibration—and maybe, just maybe, inspire others to do the same.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/07/11-ways-to-raise-your-vibration-and-thereby-humanitys/

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MNN: Bee Saving Paper gives bees an energy boost 

There’s a quote on the homepage of the Bee Saving Paper website attributed to Charles Darwin: “The life of man would be made extremely difficult if the bee disappeared.”

He was right about that. When a Whole Foods store pulled all the food out of the produce section that relied all pollinators, 52 percent of the department’s foods were carted away to illustrate the devastating hit our food system would take if bees disappeared.

https://www.mnn.com/your-home/organic-farming-gardening/blogs/bee-saving-paper-bees-energy-boost

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EarthSky News: Altair and Aquila the Eagle 

In the east after dark on these July evenings, look near the horizon for Altair, the brightest star in the constellation Aquila the Eagle. This is the bottom star of the Summer Triangle; that is, it’s the last of these three bright stars to ascend over the horizon.

http://earthsky.org/tonight/summer-triangle-altair-and-its-constellation-aquila-2

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Patheos-Pagan: What It Means to be On the Side of the Gods 

Like theists of all varieties, in times of trouble we call on our Gods. We ask for Their blessings, Their inspiration, and Their protection. Most times They give it to us, in one form or another. Their presence is a source of great comfort and strength – particularly for those of us who formed and maintained on-going relationships with one or more deities before things got bad.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/johnbeckett/2018/07/what-it-means-to-be-on-the-side-of-the-gods.html

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Inner Journey 

LEARN TO LET GO

“To attain knowledge, add things every day. To attain wisdom, remove things every day.”
— Lao Tzu

How do we take something away? As we cultivate higher awareness, we begin to see just how much we have added things that really aren’t there to our picture of reality. Our beliefs, concepts and emotions all add layers of meaning to physical reality, but that meaning exists for us only – it has no objective existence. For example, the word ‘mother’ has a complicated network of meaning for each of us.

Become aware of how your beliefs and emotions colour your perception of different events in your life. See if you can begin to step out of your fabrications to experience the truth and spaciousness of what is.

“When guilt rears its ugly head confront it, discuss it and let it go. The past is over. … Forgive yourself and move on.”
— Bernie S. Siegel

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A Note from the Universe

“Reality,”  is not that you are weak, and dream of becoming strong. Poor, and dream of becoming rich. Alone, and dream of having friends. But that you’re already strong, rich, and among friends. Yet, at times, dream that you’re not.

Silly,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Berry Fruit Salad 

A fruit salad made from delicious summer berries is a wonderful seasonal dessert.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Berry-Fruit-Salad.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
July 18, 2018

Enthusiasm

“All we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about.”

-Charles Kingsley

There are so many things that we could be enthusiastic about, but do we let ourselves get worked up? Too often we hold back, we say we don’t want to “get our hopes up” or we’re afraid to jump into something when we might fall back on our behinds. But there’s a reason why we get enthusiastic about the things that we get enthusiastic about – and that’s to lead us toward happiness! Enthusiasm is a cue for us to participate, get involved, “just do it!”

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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