Cat’s Morning Bits for May 5, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 5, 2021

Good Morning Beautiful Souls and welcome to a new year! 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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May is named after the Roman goddess Maia, who oversaw the growth of plants. Also from the Latin word maiores, “elders”, who were celebrated during this month.

May 1 Beltane / May Day

May 3 Garden Meditation Day

May 5 Cinco de Mayo

May 9 Mother’s Day

May 11 New Moon (Micro New Moon) at 11:59 am PST/ 12:59 pm MST/ 2:59 pm EST

May 13 Celtic Tree Month of Hawthorn begins

May 20 World Bee Day

May 23 World Turtle Day

May 26 Full Flower Moon at 4:13 am PST/ 5:13 am MST/ 7:13 am EST

May 29 -June 22 Mercury retrograde

May 31 Memorial Day (USA)


Spirit Library: One Step at a Time (a message from Kate Spreckley)

Currently many are feeling blocked, drained, depressed and or exhausted as the necessary changes we are being called to make create difficulty and confusion. The incoming energies indicate the promise of the new, however breaking free of existing challenges comes only when we are able to recognise and take advantage of the emerging possibilities.

Read more….

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A Spring Spell for May | Simple Spell Bag | Spellcraft

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Spirituality & Health: Guided Meditation for Sweet Dreams: The Forest Grove

In this guided meditation, drift away into a beautiful, comforting imaginary forest grove full of old growth trees with deep roots and healing messages. As you listen to this meditation before you go to sleep, you will help prepare your body for a deeper, more refreshing sleep.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: What Is Sympathetic Magic

In many traditions of magic, both older and modern, the concept of sympathetic magic plays a crucial role. The idea behind sympathetic magic is, at its core, that a person can be affected magically by actions performed towards something that represents them.

Read more….

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Patheos / New Visions: In Your Hand

I know you can only see red right now through the cut in your trust. But most cuts mend and then, the courage is in finding an open boat so you can row far enough out that you can drift.

Read more….

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Daily Good: Nature and the Serious Work of Joy

To use the world well, to be able to stop wasting it and our time in it, we need to relearn our being in it.

  • Ursula Le Guin –

Nature and the Serious Work of Joy

“‘Our origins are of the earth. And so there is in us a deeply seated response to the natural universe, which is part of our humanity,” Rachel Carson wrote in reflecting on our spiritual bond with nature shortly before she awakened the modern environmental conscience. The rewards and redemptions of that elemental yet endangered response is what British naturalist and environmental writer Michael McCarthy, a modern-day Carson, explores in The Moth Snowstorm: Nature and Joy (public library) — part memoir and part manifesto, a work of philosophy rooted in environmental science and buoyed by a soaring poetic imagination.” Maria Popova shares more about McCarthy’s book and its timely messages here. { read more }

Be The Change

Walk into nature in any of its forms today, and as you look and listen and receive the impression, also notice within yourself its effect on you. Is there some simple way you can return to nature its great gift to us, by planting or weeding or caring for an animal?

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Take care of your pineal gland by doing this | Dr. Hansaji Yogendra

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Elephant Journal: 3 Surprising Things to Include in our Gratitude Practice.

In life, there are a lot of things we want.
Maybe it’s a new car, a bigger house, a grand vacation, or a job that pays more. But do we ever give thanks for the hard things?

Read more….

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Treehugger: 10 Little-Known Facts About Abalone

Abalone (“sea snails”) are a type of marine gastropod mollusk that typically occur in the temperate and tropical seas of New Zealand, South Africa, Australia, North America, and Japan.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Star-hop to the Hunting Dogs

Tonight, find the Hunting Dogs. The chart above looks directly overhead at nightfall or early evening in May, as seen from a mid-latitude in the Northern Hemisphere. It’s as if we’re viewing the sky from the comfort of a reclining lawn chair, with our feet pointing southward

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: The Persistence of the Moon

I’ve had to reach myself how to look at the moon.

How to see the moon.

How to know the moon.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Wilde Rose

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Inner Journey: WE EXPERIENCE WHAT WE BELIEVE

“You are free to believe what you choose and what you do attests to what you believe.”
— A Course of Miracles

You most likely believe that your experiences have taught you what is real and what is true – at least for you. However, what you may not know is that your beliefs – conscious and unconscious – have determined what you would experience.

Experiences do not determine what you believe. What you first of all believe is what you will experience. It follows, then, that if you wish to experience life in new ways, you need to examine your belief systems.

Change your consciousness and you’ll change your life.

“Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can.”
— Richard Bach

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

It’s as if everyone has a built-in, happiness-now button which can instantly change how they feel, no matter what’s going on in their lives.

But for many, most of the time, they prefer not to push it.

Go on, push it real good –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Creamy Avocado Pesto Pasta

Is everyone at your house tired of plain old pasta? This recipe will definitely turn things around. It’s quick and easy to prepare, and the creamy avocado pesto has the perfect balance of rich, tangy and aromatic flavors. Healthy and versatile, it can be served as a stand-alone vegetarian dish or as an accompaniment to your favourite meat or poultry. And it’ll be on your table in no time.

Read more….

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Magical Correspondences for Wednesday

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
May 5, 2021

Philosophy
“Philosophy is not a theory but an activity.”

-Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951)


I like this! Philosophy is active! It takes thought, creativity, and also practice. It’s something you can muse over, and explore, and test out. It’s a form of expression, a way of living.

-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 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 30, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for May 30, 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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Winds of May, that dance on the sea,
Dancing a ring-around in glee
From furrow to furrow, while overhead
The foam flies up to be garlanded,
In silvery arches spanning the air.
-James Joyce (1882-1941)

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Spiritual Unite: The Third Eye, The Pineal Gland: How We Are Connected To The Cosmos

It all comes down to the mystical Third Eye. The Third Eye is an inner visual organ and a concept in mysticism.
It refers in part to the Ajna chakra of Eastern spiritual traditions. The Third eye is said to be the gate that leads into the spaces of higher consciousness within

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/the-third-eye-the-pineal-gland-how-we-are-connected-to-the-cosmos/

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ThoughtCo: Harvesting, Drying and Storing Your Magical Herbs

Whether you’re an apartment dweller with a few small containers on the patio, or a rural gardener with an entire patch of magical goodies to choose from, harvesting homegrown herbs is a gratifying experience. You can either harvest a few bits at a time, as you need them, and use them fresh, or you can gather entire bunches at once to dry and preserve.

https://www.learnreligions.com/harvesting-drying-and-storing-magical-herbs-2562025

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MBG: It’s Like These Stress Reduction Strategies Were Tailor-Made For Gemini Season

The Sun streams through Gemini (May 20–June 21), helping you tap into the communicative, agile, and youthful qualities that this sign represents. During this monthlong cycle, you may be feeling connection and your intellectual curiosity piqued. Using the following self-care strategies, you can fine-tune your well-being, foster vitality, and reduce stress.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/wellness-tips-to-try-in-may-and-june-for-gemini-season

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Tetraktys: Drawing Down the Moon Ritual for Solitary Witches

Anyone who’s been studying witchcraft for a while has heard about drawing down the moon. Just the name evokes mystery and dark romantism. But do you really know what it is? If not, you’ve come to the right place, seeker! In this article, you will learn what is drawing down the moon and how to do it on your own. But I must warn you: it is an advanced act of magick not meant for beginners.

https://www.thetetraktys.com/2019/drawing-down-the-moon-ritual/

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Elephant Journal: A Morning Letting Go Ritual.

Every morning, I wake up.
And then I just let go.
I let go of the day before. Finally. It takes my slumber to do so.
And I let go of tomorrow too. Preemptively.
I look at what’s directly in front, that moment, those minutes.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/05/a-morning-letting-go-ritual-kimberly-valzania/

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MNN: What the heck is a tanuki? 8 things you didn’t know about raccoon dogs

Native to East Asia, raccoon dogs (also known as a “tanuki”) are frequently misunderstood animals that serve as a major cultural icon in Japan.
Intrigued by their bushy fur, soft eyes and gentle disposition? We’ve put together a crash course that will get you up to speed on everything you need to know about these adorable creatures.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/what-the-heck-is-a-tanuki-8-things-you-didnt-know-about-raccoon-dogs

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Daily Tarot: The Hermit

Right and wrong are important, yes, but today equally or more important could be doing what helps the most or alleviates the most pain or difficulty for someone or something. It could be as simple as feeding a stray cat, but it could be much more complicated, especially if it involves someone you care deeply for. Try to see things clearly and don’t overreact about anything.

astrology.com (daily email)

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Today’s Deity: Kali

Kali is the Hindu goddess (or Devi) of death, time, and doomsday and is often associated with sexuality and violence but is also considered a strong mother-figure and symbolic of motherly-love. Kali also embodies shakti – feminine energy, creativity and fertility – and is an incarnation of Parvati, wife of the great Hindu god Shiva. She is most often represented in art as a fearful fighting figure with a necklace of heads, skirt of arms, lolling tongue, and brandishing a knife dripping with blood

https://www.ancient.eu/Kali/

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EarthSky News: Big and Little Dippers on June evenings

Tonight, assuming you’re in the Northern Hemisphere, you can easily find the legendary Big Dipper, 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 June. Find it, and let it be your guide to the Little Dipper, too.

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

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Patheos-Pagan: Between Beltane and Litha: Now What?

I sadly say good-bye to Beltane every year, put my flower crowns away for a little while, and look towards Litha. Beltane can be such a joyous time, that the days between that celebration and Litha can feel like a bit of a slump. Not to mention, looking at June 1st with a sense of bewilderment: where has half the year gone?

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/witchindeed/2019/05/between-beltane-and-litha-now-what/

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Inner Journey:

APPLY WHAT YOU KNOW

“Knowledge of any kind … brings about a change in awareness from where it is possible to create new realities.”
— Deepak Chopra

As we evolve, we handle knowledge in different ways. We tend to move through these stages:
•We are unaware.
•We become aware of facts, data, information.
•We comprehend meaning from the facts.
•We can personally apply the information in our lives.
•We have wisdom – enlightened, we can lovingly apply our knowledge to world affairs.
•We live in truth.

How have you personally experienced a shifting of applying knowledge from one level to the next?

“More important than finding the teacher is finding and following the truth of the teaching….”
— Sogyal Rinpoche

“There can be no knowledge without emotion. We may be aware of a truth, yet until we have felt its force, it is not ours. To the cognition of the brain must be added the experience of the soul.”
— Arnold Bennett

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

You know you’ve made it when you suddenly realize that there’s nothing in the world anyone might ever give you, no matter how grand or fabulous, that you can’t give to yourself.

Nothing.

You’ve so made it,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Milk Candy Balls (Yema)

These milk candy balls are called yema in the Phillippines. They are made from sweetened condensed milk, egg and sugar.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Milk-Candy-Balls-Yema-1.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
May 30, 2019

Self-Realization
“Spiritual living is a fulfillment from moment to moment, in which the outer person is in a state of living rapport with the inner being and becomes an extension thereof.”

-N. Sri Ram (1889 – ?) Thoughts for Aspirants, 1972

A lot of times we tend to separate our “outer life” from our “inner life.” Maybe we’re working at a job we hate just for the money, while our heart aches for something more. Or we can’t seem to find that certain relationship we’re longing. We can come up with all kinds of justifications for these things. But there’s always a solution. To fully integrate ourselves, we’ve got to make our outer life an extension, or an expression, of our inner life. We’ve got to develop that rapport spiritually within so that we understand how much power we have to create anything in our lives.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: Walk your Talk with Archangel Michael
Are you willing to walk your talk ? Then you are ready to have Archangel Michael to overlight your journey. If you want to work on Archangel Michael’s Team – Get yourself Committed Now – Committed to…

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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/