Cat’s Morning Bits for August 16, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for August 16, 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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When high the sun in noonday glory rides,
Where willows keep the lake’s green margin cool,
The speckled trout amid their shadow hides,
And dragonflies haunt every shaded pool.
-Thomas S. Collier (1842-93)

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Tetrakyts: How to Design a Beautiful Pagan Altar – The Ultimate Guide to Building your own Altar in 8 Steps

What’s an altar?

If you search the definition of altar on the internet, you will find something like this:
a place […] where sacrifices or offeringsare made to a god, an ancestor, etc.
a table, stand, etc. used for sacredpurposes in a place of worship[1]

https://www.thetetraktys.com/2018/how-design-beautiful-pagan-altar-8-steps/

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Daily Good: Eager: The Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter

A beaver is a change agent. They build a dam, create a pond, then over the course of years, the pond fills in, becomes a wetland, wet meadow and the cycle starts again. Humans like things static, which is one reason beavers and humans have not gotten along. We have fundamentally different visions of how the landscape is supposed to work. The consequences have been the decimation of the beaver population resulting in a profound loss of habitat. In his book, Eager, environmental journalist Ben Goldfarb explores the deleterious effects removing these essential animals has had and how bringing them back can help us solve all sorts of problems. His book not only opens the reader to seeing beavers as industrious, brilliant engineers worthy of endless observation, but is a gateway into a love, devotion and connection with nature. { read more }

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2068/eager-the-surprising-secret-life-of-beavers-and-why-they-matter-ben-goldfarb/

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Elephant Journal: Why Adventure is Essential to our Evolution.

When I was a child, playing alone in the living room on my twelfth round of Pac Man after having read the “dirty” parts of Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret for the fifth time, I made a promise to myself that when I grew up, I would never—ever—feel bored again.
Little did I know how freakin’ hard that would be.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/08/why-adventure-is-essential-to-our-evolution/

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MNN: Edible weeds rival kale for nutrition

When you think of foraging, what image comes to mind? Do you imagine hipsters on a professionally led foraging tour of the local park? Farm-to-table chefs waking early to head into the woods to forage for today’s menu items? Yourself, grabbing the dandelion leaves from your yard?

https://www.mnn.com/food/healthy-eating/blogs/edible-weeds-rival-kale-nutrition-urban-food-desert-study

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EarthSky News: Happy Chinese Valentine’s Day, from Vega

One of the prettiest stories in all skylore surrounds this star. “On the 7th night of the 7th moon …” The legend sets the date of Chinese Valentine’s Day – the Qixi Festival – this year on August 17.

http://earthsky.org/brightest-stars/vega-brilliant-blue-white-is-third-brightest-star

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Patheos-Pagan: Making Magick with Resistance

I was in a funk last week. I don’t remember why. Maybe I’d read too many articles about climate change. Maybe I’d heard “45” talk too much that day. Maybe I’d simply spent too much time on Facebook. I’m part of the Resistance–I think? Are we even still calling it that? I was feeling much more hopeless than #resist-full. I thought if I ran errands I’d feel accomplished and therefore, better.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/doubletoilandresist/2018/06/magick-magick-with-resistance/

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Inner Journey: 

FORGIVE THE HURTS

“Forgiveness will never fail to free you.”
— Jerrold Mundis

How do we forgive when we’re angry and hurt?

As a first step, we can be willing to truly feel our anger and hurt. Honouring our feelings by being fully present with them helps to release the feelings themselves.

And it helps to remember that people only hurt others when they themselves are in pain. When we can recognize the other person’s suffering, our heart can open in compassion. We can also remember that at some time or another, we too have hurt someone throughour own unskilful action.

Only love can heal the rifts caused by a hurtful deed. Forgiveness holds immense power because it mends separation. It moves us towards the unity and love that lie at the core of our being. It is a fundamental part of the healing process.

“Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.”
— Paul Boese

“God has a big eraser.”
— Billy Zeoli

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A Note from the Universe 

Well, next time someone treats you differently than you expected,  at least you’ll know you’ve been sending out mixed signals.

Hey, could be worse.

Like, if you didn’t know.

Whirlpools of love,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Blooming French Strawberry Tart

Many of my family members live in France. One thing I look forward to having every time I visit is the classic French fruit tart. It’s got a delicate crust topped with a custardy pastry cream (crème pâtissière), with fruit arranged beautifully on top to resemble a blooming flower. I finally learned how to make it myself so I don’t have to long for it between visits. It’s worth the effort, and I hope you give it a try!

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Blooming-French-Strawberry-Tart.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
August 16, 2018

Success

“Success is peace of mind, which is a direct result of knowing you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming.”

-John Wooden

With this definition, it doesn’t matter what industry you work in, or how much money you make. It doesn’t matter where you grew up or who you know. This says that success is all a matter of our own efforts, and how we see how we are doing. And it leaves room to say that we are “becoming” – which is great, because we are all changing, and growing, and succeeding every day, every minute!

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: Eight Ways to Overcome Creative Blocks
If you enjoy any creative arts, chances are that you’ve felt it… The creative well that once was overflowing suddenly runs totally dry.

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 August 9, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for August 9, 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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August brings the sheaves of corn,
Then the harvest home is borne.
–Sara Coleridge (1802–52)

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Spiritual Unite: 10 Best Crystals to Boost Your Mood

Crystals are highly beneficial to uplift and boost your mood. They can heal the deep-seated tissues in your body and improve your energy and senses by preventing stress and anxiety.
If you are looking for the best crystals to boost your mood, then you are in the right place. Read on to know more about these crystals.

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/10-best-crystals-to-boost-your-mood/

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Daily Good: What It Means to Hold Space & 8 Tips to Do it Well

“To truly support people in their own growth, transformation, grief, etc., we can’t do it by taking their power away (ie. trying to fix their problems), shaming them (ie. implying that they should know more than they do), or overwhelming them (ie. giving them more information than they’re ready for). We have to be prepared to step to the side so that they can make their own choices, offer them unconditional love and support, give gentle guidance when it’s needed, and make them feel safe even when they make mistakes.” In this piece, author Heather Plett shares eight concise, clear, and readily-applicable tips she learned from others who have held space for her during tough times. { read more }

http://www.dailygood.org/more.php?n=7550

Be The Change

Try to apply one of the 8 tips to hold space for someone else or yourself.

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Elephant Journal: Asleep at the Wheel: 9 ways I Re-energized my Life.

Our brains are wired to be lazy.
Humans are mammals. As such, we create pattern generators.
What the hell are those?

A pattern generator is a neural pathway we create when we do something over and over. It’s how we learn to dance.
It’s how we learn to play basketball, ride a bike, or do our daily morning routine.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/08/asleep-at-the-wheel-9-ways-i-re-energized-my-life/

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MNN: 23 widespread myths about animals

A lot of animals are misunderstood, plagued by fallacies about their traits and behaviors. Some falsehoods are based on old legends. Others result from exaggerations, distortions, misunderstandings and even deliberate fabrications concocted by self-serving humans.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/widespread-myths-about-animals

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EarthSky News: Moonless nights ahead for the Perseids

It’ll be a great year for the annual Perseid meteor shower. Don’t miss this preview by Guy Ottewell, which has the best charts you’ll find anywhere online.

http://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/moonless-nights-for-perseids-guy-ottewell

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Patheos-Pagan: Three Gates to Transformation

The Three Gates are the ways that we, practitioners, enter the Path of Transformation. It is how we gain the power to change our lives. Each Gate is an initial approach we might take to enter the greater spiritual world and discover the deeper self. I have discussed them elsewhere as the Priest, Magician, and Shaman; these are the three initial ways to begin training.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/theothersideofthehedge/2018/07/three-gates-to-transformation/

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Inner Journey:

BELIEVE IN YOUR UNLIMITED POTENTIAL

“You cannot see anything that you do not first contemplate as a reality.”
— Ramtha

How do you typically define yourself? Do you tell yourself and others that you are slow and methodical, that you have two left feet, that you are lazy, or unimaginative or that you can’t hang on to money?

In our unconscious self talk, most of us rarely say positive things about ourselves. List the positive and the negative ways you describe yourself. Then look over your list and contemplate how those definitions limit your ability to be cosmic in your outlook and performance.

“Belief has the word ‘lie’ in it… and that pretty much sums up what the world has us believing about ourselves.”
— Doug Firebaugh

“We are what we believe we are.”
— Benjamin N. Cardozo

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A Note from the Universe

Every fortune, gold medal, and trophy…

Every comeback, triumph, and celebration…

And every kiss, hug, and hand held,

Were first a thought, a whisper, or a dream.

Go, go!

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Orange Banana Smoothie 

An orange banana smoothie is a great way to start the day or give a quick energy boost when you need it in the afternoon.

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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
August 9, 2018

Soul

“The soul of man is immortal and imperishable.”

-Plato (427-347 B.C.)

The physical world is temporary and transient. It is ever changing. What is true and constant and utterly reliable is that God is ever-present. And our connection with that Source remains even when the physical fades away.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 7 Ways to Reinvent Yourself

Reinventing yourself shouldn’t be confined to a promise made on New Year’s Day and broken a month later. Now is the time to reflect on the past, consider who you want to be in the future, and make resolutions to be that person!

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 August 2, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for August 2, 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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See what delights in sylvan scenes appear!
Descending Gods have found Elysium here.
In woods bright Venus with Adonis stray’d,
And chaste Diana haunts the forest shade.

-Alexander Pope (1688-1744)

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Tetraktys: Agnostic, Atheist or Spiritual – What Atheists Get Wrong About Religion

In this brave new world we live in, organized religion is on the decline worldwide. More and more, people prefer to identify as agnostic, atheist or spiritual but not religious instead of identifying with a religion. Of course, this is a generality, but it’s something worth thinking about.

https://www.thetetraktys.com/2018/agnostic-atheist-or-spiritual-what-atheists-get-wrong-about-religion/

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MBG: How To Create A Sacred Morning, Afternoon, & Bedtime Routine 

Falling into a routine doesn’t necessarily sound like the most exciting thing to happen to your life. By definition, the very word “routine” implies the opposite of special, and often, it’s something to break free from, especially when it involves less-than-beneficial habits (gluing ourselves to the couch or blankly scrolling through our phones at bedtime—we’ve all been there

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/how-to-create-sacred-routines-throughout-the-day

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Daily Good: Today is a Gift

One afternoon, a group of people showed up a farmers’ market with armfuls of wrapping paper and colorful ribbons. They came to gift-wrap the entire street to remind everyone that the present moment is a gift. ” We are literally just wrapping up everything in sight” an organizer tells a passerby. Wrapping up the tables and chairs, placing bows on people and dogs — this video is a joyful reminder to celebrate the gift of today. { read more } http://www.karmatube.org/videos.php?id=7127

Be The Change

Take time to notice and appreciate the present moment. Then share that appreciation with those around you.

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CoffeyTalk: Tuning In

Our body is an instrument that sends us signals all the time. This body is our friend, and it’s trying to help us. When we pay attention to its little messages things go easier for us. These messages are subtle, so we need to tune in to pick up on them. The vibrations are there.

We know a kitten is happy because we can feel it purr. And then we know something has startled her when the purring stops and her ears flick. When we’re happy, our body is relaxed and we feel good. But when we get stressed, we tense up, our stomach might ache or our head might hurt.

We can use these signs to gauge the situations around us and make better decisions. Tune into the vibrations and see what happens.

Today we have many tools to help us tune in to the body. Wearable devices measure pulse, breathing, steps taken and more! Make use of this technology to get more information about the body and help it to get what it needs.

newsletter from CoffeyTalk.com

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Elephant Journal: 9 Dos & Don’ts: how to Hold Space for someone who’s Hurting.

Does this sound like you?
You experience something painful. It hurts. You feel anxious, angry, or frustrated, as if you’re on the verge of boiling over. So you self-isolate—sometimes for hours, sometimes for days—and wait for the pain to subside.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/07/9-dos-donts-how-to-hold-space-for-someone-whos-hurting/

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MNN: Even the smallest urban green spaces can have a big impact on mental health

There’s no doubt urban green spaces are more pleasing to the eye than trash-strewn vacant lots that have been sitting in various stages of neglect for who knows how long.
But can transforming scattered patches of urban blight into green spaces also help to alleviate the blues?

https://www.mnn.com/health/fitness-well-being/blogs/tiny-urban-green-spaces-big-impact-mental-health-mood

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EarthSky News: August guide to the bright planets 

Venus is the brightest planet, and – as seen from around the world – it’s dazzling this month in the west after sunset, impossible to miss as the evening “star.”

http://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/visible-planets-tonight-mars-jupiter-venus-saturn-mercury

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Patheos-Pagan: Do Gods Disappear When Their Worship Ceases?

A reader who wishes to remain anonymous asked a series of questions centered around Gods whose worship ceases. Here’s their question, edited for brevity.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/johnbeckett/2018/07/do-gods-disappear-when-their-worship-ceases.html

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Inner Journey: 

USE YOUR BREATH TO RELAX YOUR BODY

“Breath is the link between the inner and outer worlds.”
— Alice Christensen

We live in very demanding times, and our health depends on our being able to relieve our bodies and minds from constant stress. Breathing with awareness can focus and concentrate our attention inside. This slows down our pace and eases the pressure, anxiety, anticipation and excitement that are common stress reactions.

At any time, you can consciously experience your breathing to help you concentrate your mind and relax your body. Compare how you feel after your session with how you felt before. Write about your experience in your journal.

“Controlled deep breathing helps the body to transform the air we breathe into energy. The stream of energized air produced by properly executed and controlled deep breathing produces a current of inner energy which radiates throughout the entire body and can be channeled to the body areas that need it the most, on demand.”
— Nancy Zi

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Customized Abundance Advisory and Relativity Alert (shhhh…):

Soon, for you, hundred dollar bills in forgotten blue jean pockets will be as plentiful as singles are in your wallet today. Earning an extra five thousand for lending a hand will only be as challenging as earning five hundred, today. And then before you can even ask, “Who let the bucks out?!” you’ll have as many millions in the bank as there are meters in a mile, popes in the Vatican, and stairways to heaven.

Yet still, you’ll be loved most for being a great friend.

That’s just how you roll,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Steak, Vegetables, and Japanese Eggplant

I love to cook but, I dont like to use recipes. I have a knack for mixing and matching different vegetables and ingredients that are in the house. Because I have a rather large organic garden we eat a lot of fresh vegetables and salads daily. This recipe is one that I have thrown together that everyone loves. Hope you enjoy this recipe too.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Steak-Vegetables-and-Japanese-Eggplant.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
August 2,  2018

Silence

“It [would be] vain for me to endeavor to interpret the Silence. She cannot be done into English.”

-Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)

More can be “said” in a few moments of silence than in volumes of literature. Some things are beyond translation. I could go on and on about this… but I’ll be quiet and let you find the silence instead. You’ll see.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: Stress-Reducing Stretches
Stress is inevitable, but the effects it can have on your body and mind can be reduced by some simple stretches. Stress restricts blood flow causing your muscles to tense up, especially the muscles…

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 July 26, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for July 26, 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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“ You cannot have everything. I mean, where would you put it? ”

– Steven Wright

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Spiritual Unite: When You Have Spiritual Connection With Cats

We don’t often have to think about how cats come into our home and lives; they are just there. What we don’t think about, is that cats match with spiritual people. Most often cat owners are people with enhanced spiritual gifts. Cats connect with spiritual people, but why are they such a good match?

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/when-you-have-spiritual-connection-with-cats/

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MBG: Overwhelmed By World News? There’s A Spiritual Practice For That

At their root, most spiritual practices are meant to help you keep your heart open and your mind calm—no matter what life brings. But Western culture oftentimes takes this one step further and equates the use of spiritual practice with feeling “good.” Meditating will make you happier. You’re only anxious because you’re not trusting a source larger than yourself. Visualizing a positive outcome will ensure your success. You’ll just feel better if you lean into your true nature.

Those ideas have their merits in some situations, but in times of real human emergency, leaning on spiritual ideals or beliefs in this way can have the opposite effect:

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/spiritual-practice-for-dealing-with-overwhelming-news

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Daily Good: A Miraculous Life of More

“What is it like to be in the midst of a miracle? The idea of a miracle sounds so warm and delicious, the kind of thing you would aspire to experience in a minute, right? Well, in fact, here on earth we are in the middle of miracle school, whether you remember enrolling or not. And, much like life itself (a miracle in its own right), it’s not all sunshine and rainbows.” In this uplifting piece, Anna Alkin challenges our understanding of miracles, calling attention the courage that is needed to face the discomfort and pain that accompany transformation. { read more } http://www.dailygood.org/story/2057/a-miraculous-life-of-more-anna-alkin/

Be The Change

Can you look at your pain and difficulty right now and see a miracle in progress?

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Elephant Journal: There’s No Difference between Being Creative & Being Spiritual.

Every day, I think about writing—yet I haven’t felt quite ready to call myself a writer.
I thought I needed a beautifully poetic surname like Hemingway, or a job title like Professor of Literature, or to have published at least one novel that’s graced the shelf of an actual book shop, and not my Year 12 English assignment that graces the entry table at mum’s house.
And I don’t think I’m alone.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/07/theres-no-difference-between-being-creative-being-spiritual/

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MNN: Why Washington is counting every cat

Washington, D.C., is engaged in an expensive and tricky project that has absolutely nothing to do with Congress.

Instead, a coalition of animal welfare organizations and researchers are working together to count all the cats in the U.S. capital. (And you thought herding cats was hard.)

https://www.mnn.com/family/pets/stories/washington-counting-every-cat

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EarthSky News: Coming up the  Century’s longest lunar eclipse

The eclipse is visible on Friday from Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, New Zealand and some of South America. No eclipse visible in North America. Click in for links to online coverage.

http://earthsky.org/tonight/centurys-longest-lunar-eclipse-july-27

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Patheos-Pagan: Discernment – The Most Powerful Tool

I wrote an article about keeping silent with magickal workings and I’ve received some interesting responses. I still maintain that keeping silent about spellcraft is important, however, Witchcraft is not a ‘one size fits all’ system. What works for me may not work for you and vice versa. What I love about magick is the Law of Paradox; two things in opposition to each other can both be true. This concept is why discernment is the most powerful tool a witch possesses.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/thewitchesnextdoor/2018/07/discernment-the-most-powerful-tool/

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Inner Journey: 

BEING GENUINE

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

When we don’t know who we are — or if we are afraid to be who we are — we betray ourselves. We pretend to be who we think we are. Our self image is made up of our experiences, desires and other people’s ideas and expectations of us.

Maintaining this false self is a betrayal of ourselves. In all deep spiritual journeys, there is the experience of betrayal. Betrayal always tells us to adjust our life to be more authentic. What we identify with is all important.

There are large betrayals (e.g., your partner leaving you) and small betrayals (e.g., disappointments). They are all experiences of being wounded for the purpose of breaking down the defenses of the personality. When we allow the wounding and accept the betrayals as divine gifts, we greatly benefit.

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”
— Dr. Seuss (via Elena)

“What you must dare is to be yourself.”
— Dag Hammarskjold

higherawareness.com
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Great is the sun, and wide he goes
Through empty heaven with repose;
And in the blue and glowing days
More thick than rain he showers his rays.
-Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-94)

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A Note from the Universe

Have you ever noticed how folks instinctively know that creating wealth is much more fun than spending it, yet they dream more about spending it than they do about creating it?

Could it be they’ve momentarily forgotten that they’re supernatural, that they can have whatever they want, and that life is but a dream?

It’s all yours, baby –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Cardamom Carrot Nut Jam 

This is an exotic Persian twist on a typical jam, using carrots, cardamom, pistachios and almonds. The ingredients are known to be crunchy in their original state, but when cooked down, they turn almost honey-like. You will love this jam for your toasts, and even drizzled on yogurt. I love to give these as gifts!

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Cardamom-Carrot-Nut-Jam.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
July 26, 2018

Inspiration

“Don’t loaf and invite inspiration.
Light out after it with a club.”

-Jack London (1876-1916)

Inspiration can come to us… but more often it is something we go out and find. And we can find it just about anywhere! Spirit is everywhere, in everything. We may have to change our scenery once in awhile to wake us up to that fact. But look around – we are living amongst the richest treasures of spirit all the time – choose to be inspired.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 5 Reasons You Have Nothing to Prove 

We are people pleasers and depending on your experiences that were predominant during your growing up years, it could be wrecking your life. It is very simple to fall into this trap, especially during times of trials and angst. If we continually feel that we need to measure up we will always comply with people to make sure we gain approval
Read more at http://www.beliefnet.com/inspiration/5-reasons-you-have-nothing-to-prove.aspx#j7rUfs7K1fwQEptd.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/


					

Cat’s Morning Bits for July 19, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for July 19, 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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this is the garden: colours come and go,
frail azures fluttering from night’s outer wing
strong silent greens serenely lingering,
absolute lights like baths of golden snow.
this is the garden: pursed lips do blow
upon cool flutes within wide glooms, and sing
(of harps celestial to the quivering string)
invisible faces hauntingly and slow.
-e. e. cummings (1894-1962)

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Thoughtco: Lammas History: Welcoming the Harvest

At Lammas, also called Lughnasadh, the hot days of August are upon us, much of the earth is dry and parched, but we still know that the bright reds and yellows of the harvest season are just around the corner. Apples are beginning to ripen in the trees, our summer vegetables have been picked, corn is tall and green, waiting for us to come gather the bounty of the crop fields. Now is the time to begin reaping what we have sown, and gathering up the first harvests of grain, wheat, oats, and more.

https://www.thoughtco.com/history-of-the-lammas-harvest-celebration-2562170

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MBG: A Mantra To Help You Own Your Feminine Energy (Regardless Of Your Gender)

Real talk: I don’t think the future is female.

Hear me out. This catchy phrase implies implies that there’s an inherent imbalance between female and male, and such labels and categorizations serve to only further divide us. Truly positive change can come only when we are all-encompassing rather than exclusive.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/a-mantra-to-help-you-own-your-feminine-energy

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Daily Good: A Heartmindfulness Revolution

From a young age, the current mode of education encourages us to develop our intellects and to find success by getting a prestigious job, making large sums of money and acquiring things. But what happens when the mind is sharp but the heart is neglected and becomes numb? The unfortunate outcome is seen all around us in a culture rife with attitudes and technology that dehumanizes our most basic sense of goodness.

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2051/a-heartmindfulness-revolution-pancho-ramos-stierle/

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Elephant Journal: A Ritual for those Impossible Mornings. 

Every morning was a surprise.
In another life, not so long ago, the journey from my sheets to the coffee pot seemed impossible.
Morning was a foggy mystery full of unwelcome clues from the night before and too much wine. Sunlight was an aggressive force against the slicing pain between my eyes. Every day felt like a continuation of confusion from all the nights before. I did not feel real. I could not seem to step into myself and start my day effectively. Something needed to change.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/07/a-morning-ritual-for-those-impossible-mornings/

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MNN: This tiny fern could help fight climate change

A fern with leaves no larger than a gnat could be one of the most important plants on Earth.

Researchers have sequenced the genome of Azolla filiculoides, a bright green fern with a long history, and they’ve discovered the genes that give the fern some incredible abilities: It’s able to “fix” nitrogen on its own, to ward off insects and to be a carbon sink.

https://www.mnn.com/green-tech/research-innovations/stories/tiny-fern-could-reduce-climate-change

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EarthSky News: Tonight  Altair and Aquila

You’ll recognize Altair for the 2 fainter stars on either side of it, as if the 3 were “walking the Milky Way hand in hand and three abreast.”

Read more……………

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Patheos-Pagan: Tarot, Snakes & Ladybugs; or, What the Hell, Universe

The day I decided to pursue the idea of witchcraft, a ladybug nestled into the tread of my shoe.
This, I think, will be the title of my autobiography. Ladybug in My Shoe: a memoir by K. C. Alexander. People will wonder why there’s not enough sex in it. I’ll tell them ladybugs aren’t my type. They will look at me oddly. I will smile.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/kacealexander/2018/06/tarot-snakes-ladybugs/

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Inner Journey: 

FEEL YOUR EMOTIONS

“The key is to not resist or rebel against emotions or to try to get around them by devising all sorts of tricks; but to accept them directly, as they are.”
— Takahisa Kora

Emotions are energy in motion. They bring us information if we are willing to experience them. Unfortunately, many of us are afraid of the energy of emotions and so we automatically resist them. And when we refuse to experience our emotions, we block them up. They become trapped and that entrapment drains our energy and brings continuing discomfort.

Don’t let emotions push you into action or reaction. Just STOP and PAY ATTENTION. Allow them to be and to speak to you. Oncem they are acknowledged, their energy is released.

“Instead of resisting any emotion, the best way to dispel it is to enter it fully, embrace it and see through your resistance.”
— Deepak Chopra

“We have to become more conscious of our feeling-world. By learning to identify the ‘emotional baggage’ and manage our feeling-world reactions, we can view life based on current information instead of being held captive by our past.”
— Doc Childre

“Our feelings are our most genuine paths to knowledge.”
— Audre Lorde

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe 

Go for it, not once, but again and again and again. Whatever it takes. Because in the end, with arms held high in the winner’s circle, beaming with joy, as light as a feather, crying your eyes out, you’ll see how fantastically disproportionate the rewards are for the effort expended, the risks taken, and the price paid – no matter how many false starts you endured. And you’ll be astounded by how quickly you made it, even though, when the going got tough and your spirits ebbed, you thought you’d never, ever, ever, “see the day.”

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Chocolate Black Bean Blender Muffins

You will taste the chocolate, but not the beans that give these muffins a lot of protein. I used mini semi-sweet chips instead of bittersweet and Truvia Nectar instead of honey.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Chocolate-Black-Bean-Blender-Muffins.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
July 19, 2018

Enthusiasm

“The measure of an enthusiasm must be taken between interesting events. It is between bites that the lukewarm angler loses heart.”

-Edwin Way Teale

Can’t you just picture this scenario? A fisherman who LOVES to fish doesn’t just love those moments when he actually lands one – he loves the whole process. Similarly, an actor with an enthusiasm for his craft is just as happy doing a part in a community theatre play as he would be starring in a feature film. What makes for an “interesting event?” What compels us to hang in there? It’s the whole process that generates enthusiasm when we truly love to do what we do.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 5 Ways to Create Lasting Change in Your Life
When you think about how hard it is to make changes in your life, you’re tempted to give up before you even start. It’s easier to coast through a good enough life. Everywhere you look, another…

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 July 12, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for July 12, 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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Very good in the grass to lie
And see the network ‘gainst the sky,
A living lace of blue and green,
And boughs that let the gold between.
-Katharine Tynan Hinkson (1861-1931)

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Spiritual Unite: Press The Reset Button

If you ever sit and wonder why am I here, what is the purpose of my existence, then just step outside and watch the clouds rolling by in the sky. Notice the vastness of this world, this Universe. Although we may be in a different country, different continent, have different cultures, different languages, be of different religions or beliefs

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/press-the-reset-button/

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MBG: This Simple Tweak Can Make You Happier, Less Stressed & More Productive At Work

It’s one of those perfectly breezy early summer evenings in New York, and it feels like the whole city is out celebrating. Well, the lucky ones who don’t have to work, anyway. But weave through the crowds of Madison Square Park—past the fountain and around the Shake Shack—and you’ll find a handful of people in business attire, holding meetings and brainstorms outside in the golden light.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/health-benefits-of-working-outside

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Daily Good: Little Panic: What It Takes to Break Free from Anxiety

When anxiety takes hold of us, it distorts our experience of the world and causes turbulence in our minds, wreaking havoc on our thoughts and emotions. For someone with severe panic disorder, this can shake them to their very core. Amanda Stern poignantly expresses her experience with anxiety in her book “Little Panic: Dispatches from an Anxious Life,” which Maria Popova expertly introduces in Brainpickings. It was a sinking feeling that her experience of life is not what others experience. The difficulty in putting that into words. The realization that in some way this is what all of us experience. The relief at a diagnosis, and what it takes to break free

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2059/little-panic-what-it-takes-to-break-free-from-anxiety-maria-popova/

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MNN: Striking bird photos highlight importance of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act

For the past nine years, the National Audubon Society has honored photographers across North America for their intimate imagery of birds. This year, in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, the organization focused on images of migratory birds to highlight how the law has saved hundreds of species from extinction, dubbing 2018 “The Year of the Bird.”

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/blogs/audubon-photography-awards-bird-highlight-importance-migratory-bird-treaty-act

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EarthSky News: Heads up! It’s a month of eclipses

Solar eclipses will occur at opposite ends of Earth in July and August, 2018. In between will be a total lunar eclipse – the longest one of the 21st century – on July 27.

http://earthsky.org/human-world/july-13-august-11-2018-partial-solar-eclipse

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Patheos-Pagan: Finding Your Animal Totem

Animal Totem’s have been mentioned in history, books and the craft for a very long time but what is an animal totem and how can it aid you? The word totem means “kinship group.” It comes from the Algonquian word adoodem.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/thefairytalewitch/2018/07/finding-your-animal-totem/

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Inner Journey: 

RESPONSIBILITY BRINGS POWER

“To be tested is good. The challenged life may be the best therapist.”
— Gail Sheehy

What holds you back from being all that you are?

In your journal, list at least 5 things that hold you back.

Now review your answers. Have you blamed people or factors outside of yourself?

It’s important to understand that ALL obstructions are rooted in our internal blocks. Even the problems that appear to be outside of us are only reflecting back to us problems we have inside. Once we address our inner issues, the outer problems disappear.

Be personally accountable for everything in your life and watch your perspectives shift. We claim our power when we accept responsibility for our lives.

“Conscious evolution begins as we take responsibility for clearing our own obstructions.”
— Dan Millman

higherawareness.com

 

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A Note from the Universe

Have you heard about the “Bewitching Hour”?

Actually, it’s top secret, so I’ll whisper.

Every single morning, ever since time began, before the sun even rises, the drums start beating, the choirs start singing, the energy starts rising, and every single soul who has ever lived scurries around the plane of manifestation as a chanting begins… and gets louder and louder… and goes faster and faster until… a feverish pitch is reached and the celestial skies part with a clap of thunder, revealing billions upon billions of the most beautiful angels you have ever seen. Flying down from the heavens, some with wings outstretched, others with wings pointed back. Darting, diving, banking, and rolling – some so fast they’re only a blur – while others seem to float by as if catching what remained of a midsummer night’s breeze. Every one of them a reflection of the greatest, the loveliest, and the highest I’ve ever imagined. Every one of them a messenger of hope, and peace, and joy; healers and teachers, comforters and creators. And every one of them about to greet a brand-new day in time and space with a morning yawn, sleepy eyes, and the power to ROCK THE WORLD.

This is the “Bewitching Hour.” Shhhh…

And if you listen real hard, you can you still hear the drums.

Hosanna in the highest,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Chilled Yogurt Soup 

Packed with fresh vegetables, nuts, raisins and yogurt, this is one of my all time favourite summertime soups. It’s so refreshing in the hot weather, and cheap and easy to make. It’s originally a Persian recipe called “Ab Doogh Khiar” but it’s easier to just say “Chilled Yogurt Soup.” 😉 Enjoy!

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Chilled-Yogurt-Soup.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
July 12, 2018

Music

“Nothing recalls the past like music.” -Madame de Stael, Corinne (1807)

We’ve all had that experience of driving around in the car, flipping around the radio stations, when a certain song comes on that takes us back to our junior year in high school, the dance, the gym, our “crush” at the time. Music has a way of doing that. It creeps into our memory and imprints itself onto our psyche. When we hear a familiar song again, we can repeat the lyrics, even if has been years since we last heard it play. That’s one reason why couples have “their song” – to remember the romance and take themselves back to the time when they were falling in love.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 6 Fool Proof Ways To Strengthen Your Aura
Here are some very concrete and relatively simple things you can do to strengthen your aura and revitalize your mental, emotional and physical health.
Read more…………..

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily posts are re-blogged 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 July 5, 2018

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for July 5, 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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Sing a song of seasons,
Something bright in all,
Flowers in the summer,
Fires in the fall.
-Robert Louis Stevenson(1850-94)

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Spiritual Unite: How To Create a Deep Soul Connection

Most of the people we see and speak with on a daily basis are people with whom we share only a surface connection. But every now and again a person will come into our lives with whom we share a deep soul connection. But what is a deep soul connection?

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/how-to-create-a-deep-soul-connection-5-steps/

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MBG: Plastic Pollution In The Ocean Sucks — But There’s A Movement Brewing To Use It Up

Last week, nearly 1,000 people gathered for an evening 5k around NYC’s West Side Highway—but the starting line wasn’t abuzz with typical runners’ talk of pacing or playlists. Instead, a chant of “Run for the oceans” erupted from the crowd.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/parley-for-the-oceans-on-ending-the-plastic-crisis

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Daily Good:  Circles of Time

In the Northern (and Southern) hemispheres, time is marked by seasonal changes, but in the forests of Bali the processes of growth and decay proceed at different rates all over the forest, all the time. According to Balinese theory, each living being moves on its own time scheme, and events occur when these touch, when things or creatures interact with one another. This view of time as applied to human life and the process of aging differs enormously from that of the West. Learn more here about the Balinese Middle World

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2046/circles-of-time-j-stephen-lansing/

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Pioneer Thinking: How to Make Beeswax Candles

The following two projects that this article is going to teach are both simple and beautiful. With very little work you can create a beautiful and pleasant scented candle that is going to fill your home with light and a sweet smell.

https://pioneerthinking.com/make-beeswax-candles

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Spirituality & Health: 5 Reasons to Eat Lentils
Lentils have been gathered and eaten for about 60,000 years, and farmed for 10,000 years, making them one of the world’s oldest food sources. They are technically an edible pulse in the legume family that grows on a bushy plant. But I never quite know what to do with them

https://spiritualityhealth.com/articles/2018/07/02/5-reasons-to-eat-lentils

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EarthSky News: Draco, great Dragon of the north

Tonight … if you have a dark sky, make your acquaintance with the constellation Draco the Dragon, starting at nightfall. At mid-northern latitudes, Draco is a circumpolar constellation, meaning it is out all night long every night of the year.

http://earthsky.org/tonight/the-great-dragon-of-the-north

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Patheos-Pagan: Self Care Both Practical And Mystical: Techniques For Defensive Coping

It should go without saying but taking care of yourself is crucial for anyone in any viable spiritual, mystical, or occult practice. Now more than ever it is crucial, especially if you’ve decided to do your part in ways either practical and/or magical in order to help out with the current state of affairs.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/teaaddictedwitch/2018/06/self-care-for-practical-and-mystical/

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Inner Journey: 

IT’S OKAY TO DREAM!

“Don’t discard your fantasies as merely wishful thinking. Honor them as messages from the deepest part of your being about what you can do and directions you can choose.”
— Sanaya Roman and Duane Packer

What are your deepest heart-felt desires, dreams and visions?

Our deepest desires and dreams align with the essence of who we are. The more we align with that essence, the more our life holds meaning, purpose and fulfilment. Do you have a sense of your destiny?

“Dreams are renewable. No matter what our age or condition, there are still untapped possibilities within us and new beauty waiting to be born.”
— Dale E. Turner

“Everybody builds a dream in their lifetime. You’re either going to build your dream, or somebody else’s. So build your own!”
— Christopher LaBrec

higherawareness.com

 

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A Note from the Universe

Ever have that feeling that your life, your true work, has not yet begun?

Ever feel like you’re here for something more than you’ve yet identified? And that a billion eyes are upon you, just waiting for the prophecy to unfold?

Hmmmmmm…….

And, have you also ever wanted something so badly that all your wishing, hoping, and praying kept you from seeing that you had it all along?

Precisely,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Refreshing Blended Watermelon

My favorite summertime fruit is watermelon. I felt creative the other day and thought what would happen if I threw watermelon in my blender with ice?

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Refreshing-Blended-Watermelon.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
July 5, 2018

Simplicity

“Manifest plainness,
Embrace simplicity,
Reduce selfishness,
Have few desires.”

-Lao-tzu, The Way of Life

Another word for simple is “easy.” With ease, doesn’t that sound like a great way to live life? It’s our choice. We’re the ones who have been complicating our lives. Look at what’s really important. Sort things out, give yourself the space to see what is really there. You’ll be surprised at just how perfect “simple” really is.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 21 Ways to Say Thank You

How do you say thank you to a friend for simply being there? Or for helping you out when you need a hand? There are so many ways — big and small — to express your love, gratitude and appreciation….

Read more………………..

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily post are re-blogged 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/