Cat’s Morning Bits for October 4, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for October 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 birdnote sounding here and there,
A bloom, where leaves are brown and sober,
Warm noons, and nights with frosty air,
And loaded wagons say, October.
–Thomas Collier (1842–93)

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Spiritual Unite: Connect And Save Mother Earth

Our planet is in peril. That isn’t an exaggeration. Every day, all over the world, pollutants are spewed into the atmosphere, causing the ice caps to melt and sea levels to rise. The temperature is slowly rising, and we as a species have been slow to take action.

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/connect-and-save-mother-earth/

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MBG: Female Friendship Has Never Been More Important. Here’s How To Find Your Girl Gang

Earlier this month, world-famous feminist and journalist Gloria Steinem said, “I’ve never seen this much activism in my life. It’s way, way more than anything I’ve ever seen.” And that’s saying a lot: At age 84, Steinem was a leader of the feminist movement in the late ’60s and early ’70s and the co-founder of Ms. magazine

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/how-to-make-female-friends-as-an-adult

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Daily Good: Bridging Divides in Kosovo with Rock Music

The power of rock and roll. It brings people together from all different facets of life. That’s what students from Mitrovica, Kosovo, found out through The Mitrovica Rock School. The program, created by Musicians Without Borders, involves 113 students, in 10 ethnic bands, led by 16 local teachers.

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2048/bridging-divides-in-kosovo-with-rock-music-lea-suter/

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Elephant Journal: Smell the Flowers, Blow the Candle: 5 Ways to Introduce our Kids to Meditation.

Lately, my three-year-old son has been asking to go to meditation with me.
In his little voice, which is the cutest thing in the world, he skips the “d” and it melts my whole existence every time he does it.
One day, during soccer practice when they were stretching in butterfly, the coach asked him, “where are you going with those wings?” and he responded, “to meitation”—I almost cried.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/10/smell-the-flowers-blow-the-candle-5-ways-to-introduce-our-kids-to-meditation/

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MNN: Why does autumn have two names?

As the seasons change, the days grow shorter, the leaves change colors and the collection of flavors called pumpkin spice is added to practically everything.

These are just a few signs that autumn has arrived. Or is it fall? The indecision about which name to use only seems fitting when applied to a season that is itself a shift from one clearly defined season, summer, to another equally well-defined season, winter.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/climate-weather/stories/why-does-autumn-have-two-names

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EarthSky News: Tonight  Can you find the Big Dipper?

Sure, it’s easy to recognize, but sometimes the Big Dipper is low in the northern sky, or not visible at all. That’s the case now, in the evening.

Read more……………..

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Patheos-Pagan: The Witch’s Toolbox: The Pentacle

Excerpted from The Witch’s Altar by Laura Tempest Zakroff and Jason Mankey. Llewellyn Publications, 2018.

The pentacle is often confused with the pentagram, and according to the Oxford English Dictionary, pentacle is a synonym for pentagram, but that’s not how the words are gen- erally used in Witchcraft. In Witchcraft, the word pentagram refers to a five pointed star, with the single point usually facing upward. Pentagrams are often ringed by a circle touching all five points of the star, but the circle is not necessary for something to be called a pentagram.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/panmankey/2018/10/the-witchs-toolbox-the-pentacle/

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Inner Journey: 

WE CAN’T ESCAPE

“Most of our obstacles would melt away if, instead of cowering before them, we should make up our minds to walk boldly through them.”
— Orison Swett Marden

We can’t escape problems and negativity. Escaping just brings denial and suppression – we continue to carry the problem with us. Ironically, it is our lack of acceptance and resistance to the problem that creates the pain. Resistance builds up an energy wall or block that, if not discharged, gets suppressed into the body. These blocks identify places where we have not enough understanding or love.

For health, we must work through what we seek to avoid. How do we do this? We can love parts of ourselves that we don’t like. We can seek the lessons we are being invited to learn through the problem. We can examine our beliefs and seek to see different perspectives and a bigger picture. As our perspectives grow, more of life makes sense and has meaning.

“The Lord is a good psychologist: he knows the way our minds run. Turmoil can be the Lord’s way of tapping us on the shoulder and saying, ‘Don’t forget me.'”
— Eknath Easwaran

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A Note from the Universe 

About those dreams you have each night that you don’t quite remember…

Well, those are the ones in which you hold sway over the stars, possessing the keys to the entire Universe, and in which all the angels sing your name in praise. The very same ones in which you summon legions to do your bidding, create worlds to play your games, and unflinchingly orchestrate challenges that are so intense, you completely forget you’re even dreaming.

And you’re having one right now.

Now, repeat after me, “I will remember I’m dreaming, I’m perfectly safe and sound, and that rumble in the jungle… is just me.”

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Hot Spiced Cider

When the weather is cold, there are delicious ways to use apple cider and spices to warm you up.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Hot-Spiced-Cider-Recipes.html

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

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

Incense: Cinnamon,Henbane Nutmeg and Sage

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

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

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Daily Wisdom
October 4, 2018

Nature

“Ah, dear nature, the mere remembrance, after a short forgetfulness, of the pine woods! I come to it as a hungry man to a crust of bread.”

-Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)

Nature can nourish us, refresh us, and replenish us. Time spent with nature helps to still the mind, to quiet the activity of our thoughts. Nature provides us with everything we need for our bodies with its bounty of fruits, grains and vegetables. Yet nature’s “food for thought” – its pure silence, is just as necessary for our health, mentally, physically and spiritually.

-Lissa Coffey

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Beliefnet: Ways to Welcome the Change of Season
Are you ho-hum about adjusting to the cooler weather? Here are tips to welcome the change of season by changing your attitude.

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 Sept. 3, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for Sept. 3, 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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On this scene enter–winged, horned, and spined—
A longlegs, a moth, and a dumbledore;
While ‘mid my page there idly stands
A sleepy fly, that rubs its hands . . .
–Thomas Hardy (1840–1928)

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Spiritual Unite: The 3 Types Of Soul Connections

We talk a lot about spiritual relationships around here, but did you know that there are many types of soul connections? You would be forgiven for not knowing, as they often go without mention. In truth there are 3 (or 4, depending on who you ask) broad types of soul connections that all soul connections fit into.

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/the-3-types-of-soul-connections/

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MBG: The Spiritual Lesson Your Perfectionism Is Trying To Teach You

Perfectionism gets a bad rap. I’m a professional psychic intuitive, and when I tell a client I can sense that they have a tendency toward perfectionism, they will often respond by saying, “Ugh, I know! My perfectionism is terrible!” This kind of response only leads to feelings of shame and self-judgment.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/perfectionism-and-its-spiritual-lessons

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Elephant Journal: A Guide to Getting through our “Mind Attack” Moments.

It never ceases to amaze me how crazy the human mind can be.
In many ways, we’re still monkeys—except sometimes, a little more chaotic.
You know those moments where we get triggered by something from our past and completely lose touch with reality?

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/08/a-guide-to-getting-through-our-mind-attack-moments/

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MNN: Paul Barton brings his music — and a moment of peace — to rescued elephants

The first time Paul Barton played a piano for elephants, an old, blind male named Plara was closest to the piano. He was one of the many residents at Elephants World, a sanctuary for sick, abused, retired and rescued elephants in Thailand, where Barton had decided to volunteer.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/blind-abused-elephants-listen-piano-paul-barton

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EarthSky News: Use Big Dipper to find North Star

Tonight’s chart shows Polaris and the Big and Little Dippers for a September evening. You can use the Big Dipper to find Polaris, which is also known as the North Star. Notice that a line from the two outermost stars in the bowl of the Big Dipper points to Polaris. And notice that Polaris marks the tip of the handle of the Little Dipper.

http://earthsky.org/tonight/use-big-dipper-to-find-polaris-the-north-star

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Patheos-Pagan: Big Darkness and Tiny Life

Ah, the Dark Time. Early, early sunsets of gorgeous lavenders, reds and orange. Cold, cold mornings. Fire in the woodstove, first thing!
And rain! Praise RainKing! We’re getting just a bit of wet so far, but it’s enough to make the dark time confusing.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/dirtheartwitch/2015/12/big-darkness-and-tiny-life/

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Inner Journey: 

THE KEY TO CREATIVITY

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.”
— Albert Einstein

Do you know the key to creativity?

It rhymes with weed. It produces the oak tree. We often eat it or grind it up for flour. It can mean cause or origination. You guessed it. It is SEED.

Our minds love to associate one thing to another. But as we get stuck in very fixed patterns of thinking, we think of fewer and fewer connections. We are ruled by habits, associations and automatic responses. So we must stimulate our thinking with lots ofdifferent seeds to chart new paths in our brains.

“Just as our eyes need light in order to see, our minds need ideas in order to conceive.”
— Napoleon Hill

“Anyone can look for fashion in a boutique or history in a museum. The creative explorer looks for history in a hardware store and fashion in an airport.”
— Robert Wieder

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A Note from the Universe

If you’re at least visualizing enough to wonder whether or not you’re doing it right, you’re doing it right, and you’re way, way ahead of the game.

Yeee-haaaa!

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Rustic Apple Plum Cake

I usually make a similar cake with apples and cinnamon, but I was gifted a huge box of organic apples and plums recently. I could not resist tweaking my recipe to include both fruits, and trying nutmeg instead of cinnamon. This fun experiment made such an amazing cake, I just have to share the recipe with you!

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Rustic-Apple-Plum-Cake.html

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

Intentions: Psychic Sensitivity, Women’s Mysteries, Tides, Waters, Emotional Issues, Agriculture, Animals, Female Fertility, Messages, Theft, Reconcilliations, Voyages, Dreams, Medicine, Visions and Merchandise

Incense: African Violet, Honeysuckle, Myrtle, Willow, Wormwood
Planet: Moon
Sign: Cancer
Angel: Gabriel
Colors: Silver, White and Gray
Herbs/Plants: Night Flowers, Willow Root, Orris Root, Birch, Motherwort, Vervain, White Rose and White Iris
Stones: Carnelian, Moonstone, Aquamarine, Pearl, Clear Quartz, Flourite, Geodes
Oil: (Moon) Jasmine, Lemon, Sandalwood

Goddesses: Luna, Selene, Diana, Re, Gaeleach, Ida, Artemis [Whom The Greeks Associated With Bast], The Witches, Yemaya, Erzulie, Bast

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Beliefnet: 5 Tips to Boost Your Self-Esteem
Though positive and negative feelings affect us all, there are some things we can do to maintain our self-esteem during life’s tests and trials that threaten to steal our mental stability.

Read more……………

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for June 4 , 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for June 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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Wake up, golden Head! Wake up, Brownie!
Cat-bird wants you in the garden soon.
You and I, butterflies, bobolinks, and clover,
We’ve a lot to do on the first of June.
-Charles G.D. Roberts (1860-1943)

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The Tetraktys: Litha Ritual : Drawing Down the Sun on the Summer Solstice

Litha Ritual : Drawing Down the Sun on the Summer Solstice Hello witches! We’re now officially in June… the days are…

https://www.thetetraktys.com/2018/litha-ritual-summer-solstice/

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Spiritual Unite: Crown Chakra Colour And Its Significance

Crown chakra colour is violet. But many times, this chakra is also associated with a white colour. The violet colour is known as a universal colour because it leads to the feeling of being connected with everything. It improves our connection with the universe and drags us out from the feeling of separation and loneliness

http://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/crown-chakra-color/

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MBG: This June Is Packed With Retrogrades & Tricky Transits: Here’s What To Look Out For

It’s June and Gemini season has arrived, getting us all in the mood to mingle, exchange ideas, and try new things. While the Sun visits the sign of the Twins (until June 21), connect with kindred spirits and spark up synergies. This is a time for dialogue, not just DIY-ing. Sure, it might take a little longer to finish things if you’re opinion-polling more people. But the end result could be sweeter when a few savvy minds contribute to the equation.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/june-2018-monthly-horoscope

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Elephant Journal: 3 Mindful Steps to Instantly Change your Emotional State.

Yesterday was a day much like any other.

I got up at dawn and devoted a few hours to creativity before heading off to face the more physical part of my day.

I don’t mind so much that I have to work a blue-collar job. It keeps me grounded—and right now, with the things that are going on in my life,

Read More…………

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MNN: Yes, bats really do eat a lot of mosquitoes

Bats make good neighbors, largely due to their outsized appetites for insects that bug us. American corn farmers save about $1 billion every year, for example, thanks to the free, nontoxic pest control provided by bats that eat corn earworm moths.

And aside from their agricultural benefits, bats are especially beloved for preying on some of the planet’s most despised and dangerous insects: mosquitoes. This service is a major reason why many people set up backyard bat houses, especially amid the expanding threat of mosquito-borne diseases like malaria, dengue, chikungunya, West Nile and Zika.

https://www.mnn.com/health/healthy-spaces/blogs/bats-eat-mosquitoes

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EarthSky News: Big Dipper high in north on June evenings

Tonight, assuming you’re in the Northern Hemisphere, you can easily find the legendary Big Dipper asterism, called The Plough by our friends in the U.K. or The Wagon throughout much of Europe. This familiar star pattern is high in the north at nightfall in the month of June

http://earthsky.org/tonight/big-dipper-high-in-north-on-june-evenings

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Patheos-Pagan: What Does A Goddess Truly Look Like?

What do the gods really look like? Is this depiction of a deity accurate or inaccurate? If you follow any discussion around a deity like Hekate, you’re going to get arguments. Some will say she’s a crone, some will argue that she’s anything but a crone. So, what does she really look like? Here’s the thing I think most people are forgetting, the gods don’t have form, not in the way that we experience the concept.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/matauryn/2018/05/06/goddess/

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Inner Journey: 

STRETCH YOURSELF

“People are defeated by easy, victorious and cheap successes more than by adversity.”
— Benjamin Disraeli

Today’s social standard is one of mediocrity. The status quo rarely challenges our individual creative power.

Create a brand new world for yourself, one that meets your deepest needs. By doing so, you will help raise the quality of consciousness of the entire world. Use your imagination! Sing your own song!

“Success means fulfilling your own dreams, singing your own song, dancing your own dance, creating from your heart and enjoying the journey, trusting that whatever happens, it will be OK. Creating your own adventure!”
— Elana Lindquist

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Can you imagine an astral plane somewhere “out there,”  where very old souls rendezvous to practice and perfect their most highly developed manifestation techniques? A members-only kind of place, where whatever they think about comes to life in the most vivid colors and sounds, and as the most intricate plots and circumstances? Where the only limits that exist lie in their ability to imagine what they’ve never before imagined, and move with it in anticipation of its physical expression?

And best of all, being astral, no harm can come to them; they’re completely untouchable. Nothing is real, yet everything matters. And there can be infinite gains in terms of insight and fun, yet no losses since everything is illusory. Actually, the scariest thing that can happen is that they temporarily become so entranced by their creations they completely forget who they are, where they are, and how powerful they really are…

Yep, it’s exactly like this astral plane.

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Jalapeno Chicken

If you like your meat spicy, chicken prepared with hot peppers is very good.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Jalapeo-Chicken-Recipes.html

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

Intentions: Psychic Sensitivity, Women’s Mysteries, Tides, Waters, Emotional Issues, Agriculture, Animals, Female Fertility, Messages, Theft, Reconcilliations, Voyages, Dreams, Medicine, Visions and Merchandise

Incense: African Violet, Honeysuckle, Myrtle, Willow, Wormwood
Planet: Moon
Sign: Cancer
Angel: Gabriel
Colors: Silver, White and Gray
Herbs/Plants: Night Flowers, Willow Root, Orris Root, Birch, Motherwort, Vervain, White Rose and White Iris
Stones: Carnelian, Moonstone, Aquamarine, Pearl, Clear Quartz, Flourite, Geodes
Oil: (Moon) Jasmine, Lemon, Sandalwood

Goddesses: Luna, Selene, Diana, Re, Gaeleach, Ida, Artemis [Whom The Greeks Associated With Bast], The Witches, Yemaya, Erzulie, Bast

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Daily Wisdom
June 4 , 2018

Faith

“Faith is a mental attitude that is so convinced of its own idea – which so completely accepts it – that any contradiction is unthinkable and impossible.” -Ernest Holmes

There is nothing stronger, or more powerful, than faith. Faith gets us further than anything else. With faith, we can accomplish anything.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 5 Warning Signs From the Angels

When you make the conscious choice to work with your angels, they give you signs like numbers and feathers to let you know you are on the right path or to guide you. They offer you subtle signs, hints, and messages to show the way and let you know they are with you. These signs are usually repetitive, out of the ordinary, personally meaningful co-incidents, abnormal or unexpected.
Read more at http://www.beliefnet.com/inspiration/angels/5-warning-signs-from-the-angels.aspx#3p5CFqTZ63KwtF4t.99

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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