Cat’s Morning Bits for December 4, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for December 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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If what I say resonates with you, it is merely because we are both branches on the same tree.
-William Butler Yeats (1865-1939)

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Spiritual Unite: Whale Spirit Animal Meaning – Community Spirit And Resilience Are Key

Having the whale spirit animal means that you have wells of emotional resilience, inner wisdom and value family above all else.
It can also help you to pay attention to your need to recharge and aids in reconnecting with loved ones.

Read more……

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ThoughtCo: The Dagda, Father God of Ireland 

In Irish legend, the Dagda is an important father figure deity. He is a powerful figure who wields a giant club that can both kill and resurrect men. The Dagda was the leader of the Tuatha de Danaan, and a god of fertility and knowledge. His name means “the good god.”

Read more…..

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MBG: I Used To Hate Winter Until I Started Doing These 5 Things

After four years of college in New England and two years of graduate school in New York City, I swore to myself that I would never “do winter” again. I sold my sun lamp and moved across the country to California, where wintertime is cute—sometimes it rains, and if you want to ski, you can drive five hours to the mountains.

Read more…..

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Daily Good: Breath of the World

Who among us does not depend on fresh air as the source of our life and well-being? As one Ecuadoran elder said, “It is from the Amazon that the breath of the world comes; without the amazon the world would not breathe.”. Our rain forests are all that stand between us and catastrophic climate change. Watch this video and then share it with everyone you know who likes to breathe fresh air.{ read more }

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Elephant Journal: For the Women who Hold Too Much.

“Can you hold this?” my daughter used to ask me, nudging a half-empty Gogurt wrapper or jacket or doll into my hand.
I’d look down at my tired hands, already grasping a tepid cup of coffee, one of my son’s footballs, or a tube of sunscreen

Read more…..

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Natural Living Ideas:  How To Make Your Own Natural Beeswax Candles

I love the look and smell of real beeswax candles. As a candle lover, I am drawn to the soft, filtering light they emit and, the fragrance. However, as studies show, artificial fragrances can have a negative impact on our health. Commercial candles are full of artificial fragrances. A 2001 EPA study shows that candles with more fragrance in them produce more soot, which can lead to indoor air pollution.

Read more…..

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EarthSky News: Farthest first quarter moon on December 4

This month’s first quarter moon comes on December 4, 2019, at 6:58 Universal Time (UTC). There are a total of 12 first quarter moons in 2019, but this first quarter moon counts as the most distant of them all, at 250,990 miles (403,929 km) from Earth. That’s because this December first quarter moon aligns more closely with lunar apogee – the moon’s farthest point from Earth in its monthly orbit – than any other first quarter moon in 2019.

Read more…..

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Patheos-Pagan: Holiday Simmer Pots: Spice Up Your Kitchen With Magical Aromas

As many of you know, I’m in the middle of writing a book called Air Magic for Llewellyn. I had a hard time deciding how one could celebrate the pagan Wheel of the Year holidays with the element of air in mind until I thought about simmer pots.

Read more…..

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Inner Journey:

NO NEED FOR COMPARISON

“Nothing is good or bad but by comparison.”
— Thomas Fuller

We are each unique, so comparing ourselves to others serves no purpose. Even comparing myself to how I was a while back is not usually helpful. Typically, comparison just brings the ego a false sense of either superiority or inferiority.

If we let go of comparison and choose instead to completely accept where we are, we can enjoy both peace and growth.

“Do not judge and you will never be mistaken.”
— Jean Jacques Rousseau

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Have you noticed how people always outgrow their problems?

Well, at least you have.

And they will, eventually.

Always,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Garlic and Herb Snowflake Bread

This is a cute snowflake shaped pull-apart bread for the holidays. It’s filled with garlic and herbs. Serve by itself or with marinara sauce.

Read more…..

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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, Lavender, Hazel, Cherry, Periwinkle
Stones: Aventurine, Bloodstone, Hematite, Moss Agate and Sodalite
Oil: (Mercury) Benzoin, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, 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
December  4, 2019 

Belief

“Believe in something larger than yourself.”

-Barbara Bush

We often hear: “Believe in yourself.” I don’t know if it’s all that easy sometimes. But when we have trouble believing in ourselves, when we have doubts, we can always believe in that something larger than ourselves. There’s that spirit, that energy, that “Something” to which we are all connected, and from which we draw our strength, that keeps us going.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The High Priestess

Be inconspicuous if you can, stay out of your own way, and see how many things go right all by themselves. Real luck is looking for you today, but you can chase it away by trying to have too much control over everything. This is not a day to micromanage. Rather, listen to your hunches, and don’t demand solid answers or too many facts or figures.

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 August 13, 2019

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for August 13, 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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Summertime
And the living is easy
Fish are jumpin’
And the cotton is high.
-DuBose Heyward (1885-1940)

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ThoughtCo: An Introduction to Wildcrafting

In addition to growing your own magical herbs in your garden, in many areas you can harvest herbs from their natural environment—in the wild. This is known as wildcrafting, and is becoming a popular pastime.

https://www.learnreligions.com/what-is-wildcrafting-2562016

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Herbal Muse: Study: Matcha Tea Eases Anxiety

A single serving of matcha tea contains the nutritional value of 10 cups of ordinary brewed green tea and 137 times more antioxidants. Now, researchers have found that matcha reduces anxiety.

https://www.herbalmusings.com/single-post/2019/08/08/Study-Matcha-Tea-Eases-Anxiety

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Daily Good: How Cultural Differences Shape Gratitude

“Most of what we know about it [gratitude] comes from studying Americans–and, specifically, the mainly white American college students from the campuses where researchers work. That creates a cultural bias in the science, and that’s why more and more researchers are exploring what gratitude looks and feels like in a range of cultures.” This article shares more.

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2369/how-cultural-differences-shape-gratitude-kira-m-newman/

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Elephant Journal: The Real Reasons why Feng Shui starts with Decluttering.
In the Western world, Feng Shui is widely misunderstood as a manifestation tool.
This is unsurprising given that it’s so often peddled as just that. And people have mixed results—for some it works like a charm and others have frustratingly poor outcomes.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/08/why-feng-shui-often-doesnt-work-and-how-to-fix-that/

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Pioneer Thinking: Ayurvedic Self Massage

Wonderfully relaxing and energizing at the same time, a daily self-massage with warm oil is easy to do and takes only about 30 minutes. You can do it at home each morning, and reap the benefits of this luxurious therapy all day long.

https://pioneerthinking.com/the-ayurvedic-self-massage

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EarthSky News: Peak Perseid mornings: August 11, 12, 13

When is the peak of the Perseid meteor shower in 2019? The most meteors are most likely to fall in the predawn hours on August 13, yet under the light of a bright waxing gibbous moon. The mornings of August 11 and 12 are surely worth trying, too, especially as there will be more moon-free viewing time on these mornings

https://earthsky.org/tonight/peak-night-for-the-perseid-meteor-shower

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Today’s Deity: Dagda – A Powerful Leader Of The Tuatha De Danann In Celtic Mythology

The Dagda was an ancient god of the earth, originally an agricultural god. When Christianity became dominant in Ireland, the Dagda became a comical figure, a brute giant with a huge gut. This was poor treatment of this respected god of many talents, called the “Good God” or “Shining” in old Celtic myths

http://www.ancientpages.com/2018/06/16/god-dagda-a-powerful-leader-of-the-tuatha-de-danann-in-celtic-mythology/

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Patheos Pagan: The Mystic Pagan

I was always interested in spirituality, not religion, but direct connection with the source, whatever it might be. I didn’t care what it was called. I fell in love with meditation, exercise, and philosophy at a very young age, and thrived in the exploration of these things in college where I decided that I needed to develop myself in order to experience life and my spirituality more fully.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/naturessacredjourney/2019/08/mystic-pagan/

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Inner Journey:

TRYING TOO HARD?

“Thinking about interior peace destroys interior peace. The patient who constantly feels his pulse is not getting any better.”
— Hubert van Zeller

Are you trying too hard to be good, to be perfect, to be spiritual?

‘Trying too hard’ is an expression of fear. If you can replace the fear with faith that everything always serves our highest good, your confidence and peace of mind will serve your aspirations.

“So many people work so hard, to achieve, attain, accumulate and cherish their fortunes. How many of us blissfully fill our days and nights being the Divine expression we are? This is the meaning of life. It is to be. As a result, all of your creations are a natural outflow from the Divine within your being. This is the joy of life.”
— Barbara Rose

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

The evolution of all spiritual life includes 3 absolutes:

1. You will love.

2. You will be loved.

3. The former will eventually be far more important to you than the latter.

Grasshopper,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Cilantro Salad Dressing Recipe

A fresh cilantro dressing is a great way to liven up any salad.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Cilantro-Salad-Dressing-Recipe.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
August 13, 2019

Ideas

“Ideas come from God.”

-Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

Ideas are so ethereal- we wonder where they come from, how we “get” them. There is one school of thought that says that there are no new ideas- that every idea ever conceived is floating around in the universe and it is up to us to tap into that intelligence, and kind of “download” it into our consciousness. It makes sense that ideas come from God. But then we have to wonder if God “gives” us these ideas, or if we go out there and “find” them from our own creative pursuits.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Death

A change has been in the air for some time and today the actual transformation could happen. There’s nothing to be afraid of, or to dread, or to fear losing. Room is being made and energy is being set aside for something new and better for you. It could be something small or something large, but whatever it is will be meaningful and affect your daily life.

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/