Cat’s Morning Bits for December 4, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for December 4, 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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a wind has blown the rain away and blown
the sky away and all the leaves away,
and the trees stand. I think i too have known autumn too long.
–E. E. Cummings ​​​​​​(1894–1962)

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Did You Know?​​​​​​​

Millions of monarch butterflies fly to Mexico for the winter. They are the only insect that migrates to a warmer climate that is 2,500 miles away each year. Additionally, they like to hibernate in the same trees every year.

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

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Daily Good: An Unlikely Friendship Reignites Two Artists

Brian Peterson didn’t know what he had in common with Matt Faris when he went out of his way to meet his Santa Ana, Calif., neighbor. Every day, Peterson would pass by Faris, who has been homeless for more than a decade. But it took some guts, Peterson admits, to finally walk up to him. It was during that first conversation that they discovered they shared the pursuit of art. And Peterson, a car designer who hadn’t picked up a paintbrush in eight years, found inspiration in Faris. Read on to see how these two former strangers ignited the inner artist in each other.

http://www.dailygood.org/more.php?n=7533

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Elephant Journal: 3 Ways to Find Courage when we’re Suicidal.

There is no way around it—we have to take responsibility for our own happiness.
I have been plagued with thoughts of death and suicide my entire life. I attempted suicide once, 25 years ago. And more recently, my first thoughts in the mornings have been how to kill myself.

These thoughts are not new; what’s new is my aspiration to address them—authentically and publicly.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/11/3-ways-to-find-courage-when-were-suicidal/

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MNN: Why do we hide a pickle ornament in the Christmas tree?

My family’s Christmas Eve tradition is to visit our friends’ house before we go to a late service at church. For years, our hosts have hidden a pickle ornament in their Christmas tree, and all the kids at the party search for it. The one who finds it gets a really big candy bar.

https://www.mnn.com/family/family-activities/blogs/tradition-hiding-pickle-ornament-Christmas-tree

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EarthSky News: Can you see stars’ different colors? 

Tonight … notice that the stars are like wildflowers, in that each star radiates with a different color of the rainbow. Have you ever noticed their various hues? Let’s explore some of the stars that you’ll see in the meadow of night tonight.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/can-you-see-the-different-colors-of-the-stars

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Patheos-Pagan: Winter Trepidation

I used to tolerate winter. I grew up with huge snowstorms in New York City (we walked for MILES in the snow to the subway station), and most of my family lived like polar bears in upstate New York, where it seemed to snow about seven months out of twelve. Enjoying the snow, skiing, traveling to wintry places on purpose (just WHY?), people rhapsodizing poetically about snow and snow activities.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/witchindeed/2018/12/winter-trepidation/

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Inner Journey

 HOW CAN I SERVE TODAY?

“God has no other hands than ours.”
— Dorothee Solle

“One act of beneficence, one act of real usefulness, is worth all the abstract sentiment in the world.”
— Ann Radcliffe

“Past the seeker as he prayed came the crippled and the beggar and the beaten. And seeing them… he cried, ‘Great God, how is it that a loving creator can see such things and yet do nothing about them?’… God said,’I did do something. I made you.'”
— Sufi Teaching

“To learn to get along without, to realize that what the world is going to demand of us may be a good deal more important than what we are entitled to demand of it — this is a hard lesson.”
— Bruce Catton

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

When was the last time you pleasantly surprised or even shocked someone and remained anonymous?

Well, it just may be the most fun one can have in time and space.

Let’s play,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Lemon Everything Cake

I call this the Lemon Everything cake because it encompasses all types of lemon desserts all in one dish. The bottom is like the center of a lemon meringue; custardy and dense. The middle is lighter but still dense, like a standard lemon cake. The top is airy and super light, like lemon angel food cake. The icing on top is thin and crisp. This is a lemon lover’s dream dessert!

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Lemon-Everything-Cake.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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Beliefnet: 7 Rules For a Prosperous Life

Finding a life that is fulfilling, meaningful, and prosperous might seem like an unachievable goal, but that’s absolutely not true. With a little bit of effort and a willingness to grow your life can be transformed. Here is a list of things that you can start doing now, so that your future will be exactly what you’ve dreamed of it to be.
Read more at https://www.beliefnet.com/inspiration/7-rules-for-a-prosperous-life.aspx#b2662COjGCvERbTz.99

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com
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Cat’s Morning Bits for June 14, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for June 14, 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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Rainbows; and the blue bitter smoke of wood;
And radiant raindrops couching in cool flowers;
And flowers themselves, that sway through sunny hours;
Dreaming of moths that drink them under the Moon.
-Rupert Brooke (1887-1915)

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MBG: Everything You Need To Know About The Magic (And Science) Of Breathwork

Breathwork has been construed as the link between consciousness and the spirit realm. Some maintain that it’s a shortcut to meditation. Whether you practice breathwork in a yoga class or as part of a PTSD healing protocol, engaging in controlled purposeful breathing patterns can actually help control the inner workings of your body, from heart rate variability to calming anxiety.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/what-is-breathwork-good-for

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ThoughtCo: Ten Great Ways to Celebrate Litha 

It’s Litha, the longest day of the year! The sun will shine more today than any other day of the year, and it’s a day to get outdoors and celebrate. Spend the day in the sun with your family. Play outdoors, go for a hike, and enjoy all the delights the earth has to offer

https://www.thoughtco.com/great-ways-to-celebrate-litha-2562249

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QoTD:

“ Every new day begins with possibilities. It’s up to us to fill it with the things that move us toward progress and peace. ”

– Ronald Reagan

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Elephant Journal: Suicide doesn’t Discriminate: 6 Warning Signs that could save someone you Love

Last Tuesday morning, we woke to news that designer Kate Spade had hung herself—with a scarf.
By Friday morning, the news was covering Anthony Bourdain’s suicide by hanging. As I combed the articles and updates for suicide resources, I found most of them lacking. In many cases, the juicy, morbid details took center stage over the more important topic of discussion—where to get help.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/06/suicide-does-not-discriminate-six-warning-signs-for-someone-you-love/

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MNN: Dutch neighborhood of 3D-printed houses will be world’s first

The Netherlands’ fifth largest city, Eindhoven, is best known as the birthplace of electronics giant Philips, for its top-notch technical institute and for being an all-around hotbed of design, innovation and charged-up Dutch geek culture. Its most iconic building is an amorphous, 82-foot-tall glass and steel structure dubbed “De Blob” that serves as a portal to a massive underground bicycle garage

https://www.mnn.com/your-home/remodeling-design/blogs/dutch-3d-printed-houses-will-be-worlds-first

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EarthSky News: Moon, Mercury, Venus June 14 to 16

After sunset these next several evenings – June 14, 15 and 16, 2018 – watch for the young waxing crescent moon to swing by our sun’s two inferior planets, Mercury and Venus. On all of these evenings, it’ll be easy to see Venus shortly after sundown

http://earthsky.org/tonight/moon-swings-by-2-planets-june-14-16

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Patheos-Pagan:  Summer Solstice In Ancient Greek And Modern Times

Summer Solstice is often referred to as “midsummer”, and had differing traditions surrounding it in ancient pagan times. Among the Greeks, there were some calendars which pivoted around the summer solstice.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/teaaddictedwitch/2018/06/summer-solstice-ancient-greek-modern/

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Inner Journey

DON’T AVOID THE VOID

“When we feel stuck, going nowhere — even starting to slip backward — we may actually be backing up to get a running start.”
— Dan Millman

To change, we must go through a transition zone. It’s not easy being in transition. Thoughts, beliefs and habits are all in flux. It can create a sense of groundlessness, of being in a void that can be quite uncomfortable.

When we’re in the void, our first impulse will be to revert to old habits because they feel comfortable. Our goal is to hang in there until the change is complete. Knowing that TRANSITIONS ARE PART OF THE CHANGE PROCESS helps us muster the courage to put up with the discomfort, the uneasiness, the void.

Change requires a letting go of what we’ve always known and done to allow in something new. We need to trust ourselves and higher forces to unfold a new reality for us.

“Every positive change – every jump to a higher level of energy and awareness – involves a rite of passage. Each time to ascend to a higher rung on the ladder of personal evolution, we must go through a period of discomfort, of initiation. I have never found an exception.”
— Dan Millman

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Sometimes when things take longer than you thought they would, it’s just a gentle reminder that you have more time than you thought—and that there’s a journey to enjoy.

Yeah, like all the time in the world.

Enjoy every minute,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Easy Chocolate Ganache

I needed a chocolate ganache to frost a cake and didn’t have time to go to the store to get heavy cream, so I made this alternative using chocolate chips, butter and milk. You can use it as a dessert topping, too!

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Easy-Chocolate-Ganache.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
June 14,  2018

Humor

“Sexiness wears thin after a while and beauty fades, but to be married to a man who makes you laugh every day, ah, now that’s a real treat!” -Joanne Woodward

Sure, Joanne Woodward can talk – she’s married to Paul Newman! But look what she really values in her husband: his sense of humor. Our sense of humor will take us far in this life. Laughter is like medicine – it keeps us healthy and feeling good. It’s a way of experiencing joy, and a joyful life is a spiritual life, recognizing and appreciating our connection with the Divine.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: Inspiring Quotes on Having Patience

It has been said, “Patience is a virtue” and “good things come to those who wait.” When we learn to accept what is, and embrace life in each present moment, our impatience often falls away

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/


					

Thought For The Day: April 25, 2018 “Be a Lifeline”

Happy Wednesday,

Everyone goes through difficult or bad times. These things can bring despair and depression, causing us to  wonder why we are here and if it’s even worth it. Remember…. you are not alone (even though you may feel like it), you have great friends and family who care about you, and above all you really are an amazing person with amazing gifts to share. Even if you are in a good place right now, not everyone is and your awareness could help someone else!

If you need help you can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255. You can even check out their website: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ for tips on helping a friend in need!

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