Cat’s Morning Bits for September 4, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for September 4, 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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Build a castle, comb a beach; summer’s ripe as any peach!
-The 1996 Old Farmer’s Almanac

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Did you know…

There are individual differences in the need to nap. Some adults and children need to nap. However, the majority of teenagers probably nap in the afternoon because they are not sleeping enough at night.

https://www.sleepfoundation.org/articles/25-random-facts-about-sleep

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ThoughtCo: Mabon Prayers

Need a prayer to bless your Mabon meal? How about one to celebrate the Dark Mother before you dive into your dinner? Try one of these simple, practical Mabon prayers to mark the autumn equinox in your celebrations.

https://www.learnreligions.com/mabon-prayers-4072781

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Today’s Deity: In Honor of Eris, Greek Goddess of Chaos 

Hello from the realms of Eris! She has definitely been the ruling goddess for us during this past year, throwing all kinds of discord, mess, and challenge our way.

https://goddessgift.com/in-honor-of-eris-greek-goddess-of-choas/

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Daily Good: Look With Your Heart: Lessons from My Time with My Grandmother

In 2003 theater artist Mia Tagano relocated to California from NYC to be with her grandmother who was living with dementia. Over the next sixteen years she would navigate the poignant territory of loving and caring for someone she could not build shared memories with, someone who would open Mia’s heart to life’s deepest lessons, someone she would learn to love tenderly, diligently, and unconditionally in the ever present now. What follows is one of the many inspiring stories Mia has shared with her wide circle of friends and well-wishers about her beloved soul friend, teacher and grandmother. { read more }

http://www.dailygood.org/story/832/look-with-your-heart-lessons-from-my-time-with-my-grandmother-mia-tagano/

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White Color Meaning – The Color White
White is often associated with being pure, fresh and good. The color of a fresh snowstorm illustrates a peaceful and pure winter scene. The color white is often used as background on many websites, as it is easy to read black or dark text on it.

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

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MNN: Storm in a Jar Activity (just for fun)

What if you could sit atop a cloud and watch the rain fall? In this activity, you can see what is actually happening in the sky before a rain storm. Clouds are formed when moisture is collected in the air

https://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/sponsorvideo/storm-jar-activity

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EarthSky News: Young moon, stars, a planet September 3-5

As darkness falls on September 3 and 4, 2019, watch for the waxing crescent moon to travel in front of the constellation Libra the Scales, past Libra’s alpha star Zubenelgenubi and famous green star Zubeneschamali. Then, as the moon continues going eastward in its orbit around Earth, it’ll sweep up toward the star Antares – the Heart of the Scorpion in Scorpius and a red supergiant star – and the very bright planet Jupiter.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/moon-in-libra-on-september-3-and-4

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Patheos-Pagan: Self Love: Filling My Cup Through Routine

Self-love. What does this look like? For me, creating a routine has helped me understand its meaning. Here’s what it looks like.
Every day when I wake up, I go to my kitchen window to light a candle to honor Frigga. My next task, is to light a candle to Brighid on the main altar.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/3pagansandacat/2019/09/self-love-filling-my-cup-through-routine/

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Inner Journey:

BALANCE MATERIAL AND SPIRITUAL

“What is [the role of money] in the search for meaning? Is our relationship to it one of the chief factors that keeps us in our prison, or could it also be a tool for breaking out, for awakening to a life filled with intensity of purpose?”
— Jacob Needleman

Our personality has a need for security. As a human in a material world, we need money to survive. If we don’t have enough for basics, our lives cannot function. At the same time, with too much emphasis on the material, we lose the spiritual awareness that brings meaning and fulfillment. The key lies in the balance.

What draws most of your attention, time and energy: spiritual growth or money? Reflect on (or better yet, journal on) the balance or lack of balance of these two in your life.

“Money is not required to buy one necessity of the soul.”
— Henry David Thoreau

“View money and things not as something you create to fill a lack, but as tools to help you more fully express yourself and realize your potential.”
— Sanaya Roman and Duane Packer

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Have you ever considered that having aced time and space again and again and again, you’re here this time simply for the love of the game? Just to smell the dirt? To lend a hand? Give comfort? And maybe for old times’ sake, to manifest a thriving business and a steady income like it was a morning cup of coffee, even though you’re way past having to prove anything?

Remember?

I do,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe:  Instant Pot Butter Chicken

A delicious, creamy and flavorful Indian inspired Butter Chicken made in an Instant Pot. I typically serve this over rice and pair with naan bread. Feel free to adjust the spices to your liking.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Instant-Pot-Butter-Chicken.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
September 4, 2019

Teachers

“When the National Science Foundation asked the “breakthrough” scientists what they felt was the most favorable factor in their education, the answer was almost uniformly, “Intimate association with a great, inspiring teacher.””

-R. Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983)

I think we all need some sort of a mentor, or a role model, or an inspiring teacher in our lives. We may have one, or we may be fortunate enough to have several. Great teachers can give us more than we can get from books or history lessons. When we form a personal connection with a teacher, we also learn from that teacher’s life experiences. It is meaningful to us because we understand that the teacher is invested in our learning, he or she cares. That inspires us.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.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 April 10, 2019

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for April 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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In the springtime: April violets glow
In wayside nooks, close clustering into groups,
Like shy elves hiding from traveller’s eye.

-Thomas Buchanan Read (1822-72)

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Spirit Library: The Springtime of Your Soul

Dear Ones,

It is the springtime of your soul and you do not wish to “have to” do anything other than watch flowers and trees bloom.

So it is you find yourself irritated with those who attempt to have you conform to their idea of what is right for you

https://spiritlibrary.com/brenda-hoffman/the-springtime-of-your-soul

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ThoughtCo: Athena, Greek Goddess of Wisdom and War

As a goddess of war, Athena often shows up in Greek legend to assist various heroes — Heracles, Odysseus and Jason all got a helping hand from Athena. In classical myth, Athena never took any lovers, and was often revered as Athena the Virgin, or Athena Parthenos. This is where the Parthenon temple got its name.

https://www.thoughtco.com/athena-greek-goddess-of-wisdom-and-war-2561957

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MNN:  Storm in a Jar Activity

What if you could sit atop a cloud and watch the rain fall? In this activity, you can see what is actually happening in the sky before a rain storm. Clouds are formed when moisture is collected in the air. When you see a cloud, you’re looking at water vapor that has attached itself to condensation nuclei, dust and small particles in the sky

https://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/sponsorvideo/storm-jar-activity

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Daily Good: Mary Webb and the Joy of Motion

Mary Webb, an English writer of the early 20th century was an acute observer of nature and her multi-dimensional splendor.Diagnosed with Graves’ disease at the age of 20, Webb soon discovered that nature played a powerful role in her periods of recovery. ‘The Spring of Joy’compiles a series of essays on nature, penned by Webb with the aim of bringing comfort to’the weary and wounded in the battle of life.’ They are a testament to one woman’s capacity to bear witness to the vast record of nature and to draw nourishment from it that continues to benefit readers far beyond her lifetime. The following is an excerpt from The Spring of Joy: A Little Book of Healing.

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2289/the-joy-of-motion-mary-webb/

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Tetraktys: The Basics of Rune Magick – The 13 Witch’s Runes for Beginners Part 3

Hello witches! This is the last part of our post series about the Witch’s Runes. Did you know that the runes could be used for other purposes than divination? First, I will teach you how to meditate with the Witch’s Runes. Then, you will learn the basics of runic magic

https://www.thetetraktys.com/2019/basics-rune-magick-13-witchs-runes-beginners-part-3/

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Elephant Journal: The First Step in Letting Go.

My deepest intuition has always been to hold on.
As far back as I can remember, I’ve held on too tightly to every attachment, and I’ve done everything in my power not to let go. To never say goodbye. To be steadfast in my devotion to anything and everything. White-knuckled, fists clenched, clawing for a stronghold that will allow me to resist change

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2016/06/the-first-step-letting-go/

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Herbal Muse: Rosemary-Mint Soap Balls

The scent of this simple, natural “ugly” soap is invigorating and fresh. It’s especially nice to use during the warm weather months. This recipe makes several hand-rolled soap balls, depending on how big (or small) you want them to be. You can also make 2 round or square cakes of soap instead, if you wish.

https://www.herbalmusings.com/rosemary-mint-soap-balls

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EarthSky News: Moon in Winter Circle April 10 and 11

For the next few evenings – April 10 and 11, 2019 – look for the moon and Winter Circle (or Winter Hexagon) stars. It’s difficult to convey the humongous size of the Winter Circle that fills our western sky at dusk and nightfall. It even dwarfs the constellation Orion the Mighty Hunter, which makes up the southwest portion of this a great big lasso of 1st-magnitude stars.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/moon-shines-inside-of-winter-circle

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Patheos-Pagan: Magical Coffee: The Mundane into Spellwork

Coffee can be part of a daily routine, a special libation, a treat, or a requirement for many. This simple yet mundane beverage can be turned into so many wonderful parts of magic. If you have never used coffee as part of your magical spellwork, consider how many different ways it can be used.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/witchindeed/2019/04/magical-coffee-the-mundane-into-spellwork/

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Inner Journey:

WHAT ARE YOU PROCRASTINATING?

“The greatest amount of wasted time is the time not getting started.”
— Dawson Trotman

Procrastination seriously drains our energy and our morale. What remains undone nags at us. What are you avoiding?

Make a list of items and then review each one. Does it really need to be done? After you’ve reviewed your list, prioritize it and start one task today.

Please do not procrastinate taking one minute to write down your answer to this question. Capture it on paper and this will help build awareness, commitment and discipline.

“How soon not now, becomes never.”
— Martin Luther

“Talk does not cook rice.”
— Chinese proverb

“Do you know what happens when you give a procrastinator a good idea? Nothing!”
— Donald Gardner

higherawareness.com
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Today’s Recipe: Banana Oat Chia Muffins

I wanted to make a healthier banana bread recipe. So I reduced the fat and sugar then added oats and chia. It came out pretty darn delicious.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Banana-Oat-Chia-Muffins.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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Beliefnet: When Affirmations Don’t Work!
Great affirmations are available everywhere on social media, but are they actual working for you or against you? How do you use affirmations and are you seeing those results manifest for you? Everywhere…

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/