Cat’s Morning Bits for December 6, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for December 6, 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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Heart-warm against the stormy white,
The Rose of Joy burns warmer yet.

-Thomas Gold Appleton (1812-84)

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CoffeyTalk: Numerology of Number 7

Today we continue with our series on numerology with the number 7.

For those born on day 7, 16, or 25, your ruling entity is Ketu. Ketu is one of the nodes of the moon, the other being Rahu. Ketu is commonly known as the dragon’s tail. Ketu bestows spiritual tendencies, and also non-attachment to worldly desires. People under the influence of Ketu have an aversion toward material success, and they are uninterested in life’s dramas. They prefer instead to pursue enlightenment and they can be powerful healers and wise teachers. 7 people are talkative, imaginative, spiritual and intuitive. They also have a restless nature, their minds are constantly busy.

7’s are good speakers and often end up in fields where they use those talents. They are popular because they are equally friendly and supportive – they don’t see any difference between rich and poor or any status in life. They love change, and mystery and travel. They tend to do well in foreign countries because this is where they can learn new things, and also make money in business. 7’s tend to be unconventional; they have their own way of thinking. They give good advice, and they bring good luck to those close to them.

7’s work best independently. They should be careful not to get carried away with their fantasies, or to overextend themselves.

January and February are weak periods for 7’s – and June and July are favorable months. Sunday, Monday and Wednesday are good days, especially when they fall on 7 days, or 1 days. Best colors are light green, light blue and white. Black should be avoided. The cat’s eye gem is a good stone for 7’s, especially the white and green varieties.

Number 7 has been known to be a lucky number, and it’s also a spiritual number. When you see multiple 7’s it is a reminder to look at the spiritual part of yourself. Many times when you see 7’s it’s a signal that an opportunity is in front of you. Take a look around and see what this opportunity might be, and see if you are bold enough to embrace it!

Katy Perry was born on a 7 day, and so was I!

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MBG: Well Read: 5 Books You Won’t Want To Put Down This December

Reading is undeniably a key wellness practice—and one that many of us have ignored for far too long. It’s proven to build empathy, reduce stress, and even lessen sugar cravings (yes, really!). With that in mind, we’re excited to share Well Read, a column that curates the absolute best fiction and narrative nonfiction picks of the month.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/the-best-books-to-buy-in-december-2018-dave-asprey-ann-hood-jen-sincero

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Daily Good: Farewell Badger

We cross many thresholds of partings in life; sometimes as the one leaving and sometimes as the one staying behind. Often, the farewell that must be expressed is to some emotion or aspect of ourselves we need to release in order to move forward. Pause for a moment and consider a farewell you are facing. Then open your heart and experience this soulful many-layered story of how to approach partings with grace and gratitude.

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2114/farewell-badger-tesa-silvestre/

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Elephant Journal: The Hidden Side of the High Vibe Tribe & 3 Ways to Avoid It

The high vibe tribes are on the rise right now.
In spiritual circles and social media groups, there’s talk of “raising your vibe,” short for vibration, which is the invisible energy that comes from a person, place, or thing.
In these circles, keeping your vibe high is considered a sure ticket to a better life. It’ll supposedly have you moving toward an ascended way of being, where you rise above the struggle and the pain of the world, headed to the land of good karma.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/12/the-hidden-side-of-the-high-vibe-tribe-3-ways-to-avoid-it/

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MNN: Why do we want to squeeze cute things?
Whether it’s adorable kittens or chubby baby cheeks, we just can’t help ourselves.

For some it’s adorable puppies and kittens; for others, it’s chubby baby cheeks. But when faced with something so ridiculously cute, we can’t help ourselves. We have an oddly aggressive urge to squeeze it.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/why-do-we-want-squeeze-cute-things

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EarthSky News: Orion the Hunter and the Milky Way

Tonight – or any December evening – find the famous constellations Orion the Hunter, and see the Milky Way running behind it. Orion is bright and can be seen from inside smaller cities. For the Milky Way, you’ll need a dark sky!

https://earthsky.org/tonight/orion-the-hunter-your-ticket-to-the-milky-way

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Patheos-Pagan: Dealing With Doubts as an Experienced Pagan

Whether you like it or not, if you take on leadership roles, people will look at you as a leader. Rightly or wrongly, if you write blogs and books or if you create music or visual arts, people will look at you as an authority. Even if you’re completely solitary, if you practice diligently you will develop certain expectations for your own skills and commitment.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/johnbeckett/2018/12/dealing-with-doubts-as-an-experienced-pagan.html

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Inner Journey:

HOPE AND DISAPPOINTMENT

“It’s precisely the disappointing stories, which have no proper ending and therefore no proper meaning, that sound true to life.”
— Max Frisch

“Don’t get your hopes up!”

Were you warned of this as a child? What does this say? It says that life is bound to disappoint you. It says, don’t aim high because you’re not likely to get what you want. It says that we can’t expect good things to happen to us.

As our thinking creates our reality, this kind of thinking dooms us to a mundane existence. It’s time to change our stories. Why not focus the immense power of our hearts and minds on bringing to fruition the very best life has to offer? Allow yourself tohope and believe in all possibilities.

“Hope is the companion of power, and the mother of success; for who so hopes has within him the gift of miracles.”
— Samuel Smiles

“The very least you can do in your life is to figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance but live right in it, under its roof.”
— Barbara Kingsolver

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A Note from the Universe

Ever wonder when looking back at your life, why it’s easier to remember the good than the bad, the pleasant than the unpleasant, the laughs than the cries?

It’s simply because there’s always a lot more of the former.

In every life.

Mega more,

The Universe

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Today’s Recipe: Double Chocolate Toffee Cookies

Melt in your mouth goodness – perfect for the holidays.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Double-Chocolate-Toffee-Cookies.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
December 6, 2018

Change

“Things do not change; we change.” -Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)

When we change our perspective, things look differently to us. We may think that they have changed, but it is really our point of view that has changed. We tend to put our own labels and definitions on things, yet those change when we see things a different way. The value that we put on things changes, too. And isn’t it all just this subjective, arbitrary notion? Different people will have different opinions, that’s just the way it is… and yet, the “thing,” whatever it is, is what it is. Opening up our minds to other people’s perspectives allows us to change and grow and become more accepting and understanding.

-Lissa Coffey

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Beliefnet: 6 Nice Things to Say to Mean Rude People
Don’t let the mean ones get you down.
Mean people can sometimes sabotage your entire day. It has happened to all of us. You are minding your own business ready to conquer the world and suddenly a toxic, angry person crosses your path
Read more at https://www.beliefnet.com/wellness/6-nice-things-to-say-to-mean-rude-people.aspx#l9784F8iObQB0wKH.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)
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Cat’s Morning Bits for November 29, 2018

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for November 29, 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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Fall, falling, fallen. That’s the way the season
Changes its tense in the long-haired maples
That dot the road; the veiny hand-shaped leaves
Redden on their branches (in a fiery competition
With the final remaining cardinals) and then
Begin to sidle and float through the air, at last
Settling into colorful layers carpeting the ground.
-Edward Hirsch (b. 1950)

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CoffeyTalk: Numerology of the Number 6
Our vedic numerology series continues today with the number 6.

If you are born on day 6, 15, or 24 of any month, then Venus is your ruling planet. Venus, known as “Shukra” in Sanskrit, influences the sensuous side of humanity: beauty, passion, romance, and art. 6 people are artists – they’re creative and inventive, sensitive and emotional, lively, loving, and playful. 6 people tend to be lucky, and those born on the 24th are the most fortunate. 6 people like luxury and have good taste. They easily attract people to them and are very busy and social. 6’s are very concerned about their physical appearance and usually dress to impress.

6 people run from confrontation. They prefer harmonious environments and avoid arguments at all costs. They are deliberate in their actions and take their time. They’re very good at keeping secrets, they make good friends and family members. They like to have company around them and are popular and well-liked, but they have just a few close friends. They love their homes and can often be home-bodies.

When 6 people work slowly they are at their best. Don’t rush them. 6 people need to forgive people and not spend their time or energy brooding over bad things that have happened to them in the past as that can be detrimental to the nervous system.

Wednesdays and Fridays are the best days for 6’s, especially when they fall on a day that can be divided by 3. Since white is the color for Venus it is also a great color for 6 people. Pastel blue, pink and yellow are also good. Pink is especially good for 6 women. Diamonds are the stone for Venus, and those, as well as other white stones, like white sapphire or white tourmaline, are great for 6’s.

Many people think that when three 6’s are repeated that this is a bad or evil number, but it’s not. It is the number of perfection, and it is associated with beauty and relationships. When you see the number 6 repeated, look around and see what the message is – where can you find beauty, and harmony?

Paul Giamatti, Sylvester Stallone and Marlee Matlin were all born on 6 days.

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MBG: Natural Cold Remedies: 10 Fast & Healthy Options To Keep On Hand

Ah, the dreaded common cold. With all the advances in medicine, you would think we would have figured out how to prevent this. Alas, we haven’t. And many of us deal with the nagging symptoms of the common cold once or more per year.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/natural-cold-remedies-fast-and-healthy-options

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Daily Good: The Abundance of Less

In “The Abundance of Less” Andy Couturier profiles the lives of ten pioneering Japanese artist-activists living lives of extraordinary grace and purpose outside the bounds of mainstream society. As author David Abram puts it,”Reading this magic book is like drinking from a fresh wellspring deep in the mountains: it slowly returns one to sanity. In an era when the allure of ten thousand digital screens eclipses the inner radiance of a stone lying among the reeds, how clarifying to encounter the eloquence and humility of these well-lived lives.” What follows is Couturier’s introduction to a book that reads like a touchstone for these troubled times.

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2148/the-abundance-of-less-andy-couturier/

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Elephant Journal: Curing the “Winter Blues”—the Ayurvedic Way.

We had our first snowfall in Michigan today.
And, though the nights are already darker and the weather much colder, the snowfall felt like our official initiation into the change of seasons.
During this time of the year, a lot of people (myself included) can become a little depressed and a little too tired. It’s cold, and all we want to do is relax in the comfort of our home with our heat on and our Netflix ready. Our Western lifestyle is based on convenience, and in winter we find ourselves wanting nothing but convenience, which can lead to a disconnect with Mother Nature.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/11/winter-blues-2/

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MNN: Puppies bring smiles to seniors with dementia

Ross Smith and his grandma have a big social media following. Their fun-filled YouTube channel has more than 20 million views, and they have 4.8 million followers on Facebook as Ross and Granny play pranks, give relationship advice or just have fun. But Smith decided he wanted to do something more than make people laugh.

https://www.mnn.com/family/pets/videos/puppies-bring-smiles-seniors-dementia

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EarthSky News: Moon and Regulus late night to dawn November 28 and 29

On November 28 and 29, 2018, you’ll have to stay up late, or get up before dawn, to see the waning moon coupling up with Regulus, brightest star in the constellation Leo the Lion. The two luminaries will be highest up for the night at or near dawn

https://earthsky.org/tonight/moon-regulus-from-late-night-till-dawn

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Patheos-Pagan: Getting grounded…

If you have been working a lot with energy or you have had a particularly spiritual ritual or experience you may find yourself feeling a bit lightheaded or even with a headache. This usually means you need to ground. This is important and not just when in ritual, you can ground and centre whenever you need to and in fact it is a useful trick to do during your day.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/beneaththemoon/2018/11/grounding/

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Inner Journey: 

OPEN TO POSSIBILITIES

“Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities — always see them, for they’re always there.”
— Dr. Norman Vincent Peale

“One of the saddest lines in the world is, ‘Oh come now – be realistic.’ The best parts of this world were not fashioned by those who were realistic. They were fashioned by those who dared to look hard at their wishes and gave them horses to ride.”
— Richard Nelson Bolles

“The world would have you agree with its dismal dream of limitation. But the light would have you soar like the eagle of your sacred visions.”
— Alan Cohen

“It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.”
— Walt Disney

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A Note from the Universe

Of course, the human anatomy has countless built-in performance enhancement mechanisms: You sweat when you’re hot, you smile when vulnerable, and you know when you’re being watched.

But, I bet you didn’t know you have the instinctual ability to instantly acclimate to miraculous life changes, avalanches of abundance, amazing new friendships, and your “star” suddenly blasting off.

This is by design. It’s in your genes. Perfectly natural.

Just didn’t want you to be caught off guard by your own adaptability. You’d look remarkably out of place with your mouth agog while on some red carpet, tanning in St. Tropez, or driving along the coast in your hot new solar powered convertible.

Lovin’ you,

The Universe

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Today’s Recipe: Chocolate Ricotta Muffins

Every Christmas I make a lasagne. Every Christmas I have leftover ricotta and look for recipes to use it up. These muffins are low carb and low sugar. They should be stored in the refrigerator in a covered container. They can be frozen. Defrost overnight in the refrigerator. They can be warmed up a few seconds in the microwave.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Chocolate-Ricotta-Muffins-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
November 29, 2018

Time

“As every thread of gold is valuable, so is every moment of time.” -John Mason (1706-1773)
Some might joke that John Mason was a lawyer, but he was actually part of the clergy. Lawyers tend to bill by the fraction of the hour, and literally, their time is money. If you think about time that way, you get a different perspective. Every moment that we spend here on earth is precious. Not so much for the money that we can make, but for the lessons and experiences that we go through which help us to grow. It is important to be respectful of people and their time, to arrive promptly for meetings and not keep someone waiting. This is just part of being a responsible spiritual citizen. And, if we are the ones who are kept waiting, we know that we can use that time and not waste it. We can take a few moments to notice things, to breathe, to feel gratitude. No moment is ever wasted when we are living in the now.

-Lissa Coffey

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Beliefnet: 10 Ways to Fight Guilt and Condemnation

It’s time to let go of the past. No more guilt and condemning thoughts that keep you chained to what could’ve been. Give life to the future instead with these 10 tips that will help you overcome…
Read more at https://www.beliefnet.com/wellness/galleries/10-ways-to-fight-guilt-and-condemnation.aspx#wvzXOtjZB29bSlZw.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 November 22, 2018

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for November 22, 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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Bring forth the harp, and let us sweep its fullest, loudest string.
The bee below, the bird above, are teaching us to sing
A song for merry harvest; and the one who will not bear
His grateful part partakes a boon he ill deserves to share.

-Eliza Cook (1818-89)

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Coffey Talk: Numerology of Number 5

Our series on vedic numerology continues with the number 5 today.

Those who are born on days 5, 14, or 23 are ruled by the planet Mercury. Mercury is restless, and changeable, and these attributes are reflected in 5 people. 5’s are often risk-takers. They are witty and funny and good with words. They also have a passion for travel and adventure, and often live in foreign countries. They are curious people, and they want to learn about themselves and others. They study psychology, astrology and other sciences. They are scholarly, and they also love anything to do with art, especially poetry, as they can be quite poetic themselves. 5’s are independent thinkers and love to associate with both educated and wise people as well as young people who challenge them.

Mercury has a dual nature, and a mixed temperament. They can be hard to read, and indecisive as they are always weighing the pros and cons. However they can also be impulsive. They love change and are often impatient, avoiding long-term planning. They’re also set in their ways at home, and don’t like other people touching their stuff. 5’s tend to be intuitive and can read people easily. They can also use this trait to manipulate people.

The times when Mercury is in retrograde can be difficult on 5 people as they feel more vulnerable and sad. Wednesdays and Fridays are best for 5’s. Green, turquoise, light brown, grey, and white are all good colors for them.

When the number 5 is repeated it is usually a signal for change. When you see these numbers look around and see where you are, and think about where you want to be, and what you can do to get there.

Jewel, Chris Brown, and Laura Linney were all born on 5 days.

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MBG: 3 Simple Practices For More Gratitude & Compassion

Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on what we are grateful for—family, friends, food, or health. Although we may have the intention to give thanks for things in our life, it can be difficult to know how to act on our intentions. How can we find gratitude even when we are not feeling so grateful?

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/3-practices-for-more-gratitude-and-compassion-this-thanksgiving

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Daily Good: The Meadow Across the Creek

At age twelve, Thomas Berry became acquainted with a meadow. That magic moment came to be normative for his thinking: that which preserves and enhances the meadow is good and that which opposes or negates the meadow is not good. He applies this life orientation to economic, political, educational, religious, etc. endeavors. He believes it is by experiencing lilies blooming in a meadow that we remember to coordinate our meaning with the meaning of our surroundings, orient our children to the center of the universe so they can orient themselves to their own centers, give voice to the mysteries of existence, become universe-referent, celebrate the universe, and ultimately, join the symphony called to heal the planet

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2143/the-meadow-across-the-creek-thomas-berry/

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Elephant Journal: 5 Mindful, Intimate Ways to Reconnect with our Spouse.

For the past 15 years, I’ve been in the most peaceful, reliable, and fun relationship of my life.
But our once-close connection has eroded.
It’s my second marriage. We’ve brought two children into the world. We’ve traveled the world.

And in some ways, we’ve grown worlds apart. The constant change and upheaval of raising a family has formed gulfs between us.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/11/5-mindful-intimate-ways-to-reconnect-with-our-spouse/

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MNN: 5 ways being thankful can improve your life
Gratitude is the cornerstone of Thanksgiving, but research suggests it’s also an important building block for mental and physical health.

Some Thanksgiving traditions are best in small doses, like pie binges, chair naps and televised parade coverage. But thanks to a group of scientists at the University of California-Berkeley, the holiday’s namesake spirit of gratitude is quickly outgrowing its November context, fed by research that points to wide-ranging health benefits from a steady diet of thankfulness.

https://www.mnn.com/health/fitness-well-being/blogs/5-ways-being-thankful-can-improve-your-life

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EarthSky News: Full moon in Taurus on November 22

On November 22, 2018, despite the glare from the full or nearly full moon, you might be able to spot two major signposts in the constellation Taurus the Bull. Look first for the bright star Aldebaran, part of the V-shaped face of the Bull. Then look for the dipper-shaped Pleiades star cluster, in the Bull’s shoulder.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/beaver-moon-in-taurus-on-november-22

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Patheos-Pagan: Turning Towards Darkness During the Holidays

As Thanksgiving approaches, the Jolly Meter starts rising. The Jolly Meter is artificial, as the retail industry begins pushing holiday sales with increasing levels of excitement, and like clockwork, people soon follow suit. It’s only the third week of November, and I have already lost count of how many people have mentioned the holidays and “all they have to do”. Bah humbug to that.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/witchindeed/2018/11/turning-towards-darkness-during-the-holidays/

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Inner Journey:

Look for the gifts

“In school you get the lesson and then take the test…In life you take the test and then get the lesson.”
— Unknown Source

How is a problem in your life really an opportunity?

Problems invite us to go inside to recognize a bigger picture of ourselves and of life. This bigger picture brings meaning to what is unfolding.

When you feel trapped in a problem, see if you can shift your perspective. Ask yourself, “What am I being invited to learn from this situation?” The answer will always revolve around a quality or value, like gratitude, freedom, compassion, love, will, humour or acceptance. The answer will also always promote union rather than separation.

As soon as we find the meaning in our challenge, our resistance to it melts away. Often, awareness of the lesson is all that is needed to resolve the problem. If not, the awareness brings us courage and ways to work through it.

“The period of greatest gain in knowledge and experience is the most difficult period in one’s life.”
— Dalai Lama

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A Note from the Universe 

Wow, was that you?!

I was just playing around with some time-space elements, inventing and stuff, when I thought I heard a familiar voice say, “Holy @#$%, Universe! Thank you so much for this day and every second of it! Exactly as it is, exactly as I am…”

Almost dropped my chocolate into my peanut butter.

You’re welcome,  you are so welcome –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Pinenut Encrusted Green Beans

This wonderful aromatic dish is easy to prepare and a nice change from your family’s normal vegetable routine. Perfect for holiday dinners as well.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/tf33617048.tip.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
November 22, 2018

Passion

“How little do they know human nature, who think they can say to passion, so far shalt thou go, and no farther!”

-Sarah Scott (1750)

It’s probably a very good thing that we can’t stop our true passions! Passion is exactly what drove Einstein, Madame Curie, Mother Teresa, and many more people who have had a positive impact on our world! Passion helps us to progress; it keeps us going despite the invariable obstacles. Every great achievement began with someone’s passion, and was carried forward by that momentum.

-Lissa Coffey

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Beliefnet: Unusual Depression Triggers

You will be surprised what can trigger depression.

Read more at https://www.beliefnet.com/wellness/health/unusual-depression-triggers.aspx#AItzA1Z2l9riBCUM.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 November 15, 2018

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for November 15, 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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Shorter and shorter now the twilight clips
The days, as though the sunset gates they crowd.
-Alice Cary (1820-71)

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MBG: The One Ritual I Swear By When I’m Stressed, Anxious & Uncertainty Prevails

Let me preface this by saying that tarot is something I’ve only dabbled in—I’m certainly not an expert nor am I claiming to be! Tarot has been presented to me by healers in one-on-one sessions, my own research, and, of course, Instagram. I’d written about tarot in my book, the Spirit Almanac, but didn’t practice it regularly on my own. I’d be remiss not to mention that this is about finding my own groove with tarot, a method that fits with my lifestyle, and that’s what I’m sharing here, not an official method of any kind.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/tarot-a-ritual-for-uncertain-times

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Herbal Muse Press: Herbal Dream Pillows

Herb and spice-filled pillows are a delightful way to induce relaxation and sleep by natural means. They’re fun to assemble and they make wonderful gifts!

For centuries, the fragrance of herbs have been captured in pillows and sweet bags to purify and scent the home. They were known by European mothers anxious to lure their offspring into tranquil sleep, by those seeking relief from headache or depression, and by the solitary who yearned to find true love.

https://www.herbalmusings.com/herbal-dream-pillows

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Elephant Journal: Mercury Retrograde: 7 Good Things that Can Happen to You. {November 16 to December 6} 

For those who are a bit hazy about what happens during Mercury retrograde, here’s what you need to know:
The world seems to go haywire with miscommunications of all types during this period—which happens again from November 16 to December 6, 2018.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/11/mercury-retrograde-7-good-things-that-can-happen-to-you-november-16-to-december-6/

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MNN: Who needs small talk? Not the Finnish (or me)

When I was single and dating, my friends made fun of me for jumping into deep conversations with guys I just met.
I’ve never been interested in small talk, or its cousin, flirting. I’m genuinely curious to get to know people, and I’d rather not talk if it’s going to be about nonsense. Turns out, I have something in common with the “silent Finns” who are also known for not talking small, but diving into meaningful conversation — or none at all.

https://www.mnn.com/health/fitness-well-being/blogs/who-needs-small-talk-not-finnish

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EarthSky News: Could consciousness come down to the way things vibrate?

What’s the relationship between mind and matter? A new psychological theory suggests that synchronized vibrations lie at the heart of human consciousness, and – indeed – of all physical reality.

https://earthsky.org/human-world/consciousness-what-is-theory-vibration

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Patheos-Pagan: Witchin’ in the Kitchen: Recipes and Blessings for Thanksgiving Feasts

As the Thanksgiving feast day approaches, it’s time to get down to meal-planning. I feed folks of all dietary needs at my table, so over the years I’ve adapted recipes to suit all sorts of palettes; carnivores to vegans, traditional to exotic, and many of them gluten-free. As much as I love the traditional foods I grew up with in the southeast, I like to put an international twist on ’em, just to keep folks guessing.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/witchonfire/2018/11/witchin-kitchen-recipes-blessings-thanksgiving-feasts/

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Inner Journey:

LEARN FROM EXPERIENCE

“Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him.”
— Aldous Huxley

What was your peak experience of this past week? What was your most challenging experience?

Stepping back to review your week can offer many insights. Normally we can’t see the forest for the trees. Now back away and see the whole forest. Review your week. Now write a short summary — whatever comes to mind for you. If action is required, plan how you will accomplish it in the next week.

“Ask the experienced rather than the learned.”
— Arabic proverb

“Experience is that marvellous thing that enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.”
— Franklin P. Jones

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A Note from the Universe

You don’t even have to know what you want. I’ll take care of that.

Just enjoy that you received another day, and the 10,000 miracles within it.

It’s on me,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Crescent and Feta Cheese Triangle Appetizer

Here is another simple appetizer recipe using crescent rolls and feta cheese to make tasty pastry triangles.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Crescent-and-Feta-Cheese-Triangle-Appetizer-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
November 15, 2018

Laughter

“A good laugh is as good as a prayer sometimes.” -L.M. Montgomery

Laughter heightens our senses so that we feel joy. And when we feel joy, we feel our connection with God. Having that feeling of oneness is like a prayer, it’s comforting, it’s cleansing. Laugh, and share the joy.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 5 Ways to Feel Less Lonely
Everyone craves and needs social engagement. Personal interactions are good for the mind, heart, and soul. You don’t have to be a social butterfly to feel less lonely though. There are simple ways…

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 November 8, 2018

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for November 8, 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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The geese honked overhead
I ran to catch the skein
To watch them as they fled
In a long wavering line.

-May Sarton (1912-95)

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MBG: Well Read: 5 Books You Won’t Be Able To Put Down This November 

Reading is undeniably a key wellness practice—and one that many of us have ignored for far too long. It’s proven to build empathy, reduce stress, and even lessen sugar cravings (yes, really!). With that in mind, we’re excited to share Well Read, a column that curates the absolute best fiction and narrative nonfiction picks of the month.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/best-books-november-2018

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Daily Good: The Art and Discipline of Seeing Compassionately

“Prophets and sages throughout the generations have all agreed on this one point: how you see determines what you see and don’t see. So if we want to heal the divisions in our country and our homes, we have to learn a new way of seeing.” In this excerpt from his book “Practice Makes PURPOSE: Six Spiritual Practices That Will Change Your Life and Transform Your Community”, Paul Schroeder offers insight on how to develop compassionate seeing

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2031/the-art-and-discipline-of-seeing-compassionately-c-paul-schroeder/

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Elephant Journal: How we Clean Up Toxic Masculinity.

There is no question that masculinity is caught in a tumultuous tempest. But I believe the social and psychological storm we endure now will be the catalyst for a sea-change, transforming yesterday’s man into something rich and strange.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/11/how-we-clean-up-toxic-masculinity/

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MNN: These stores will be closed on Thanksgiving 

Six years ago, big-box giant Walmart surprised the country by announcing that its Black Friday sales would start on Thanksgiving night. Die-hard Black Friday shoppers cheered the decision, while die-hard turkey day enthusiasts claimed the move destroyed the meaning of the Thanksgiving holiday and forced both employees and customers to abandon their families.

https://www.mnn.com/money/green-workplace/blogs/more-stores-close-thanksgiving-online-shopping

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EarthSky News: Go young moon hunting November 8-10

Today – November 8 – you might (or might not) spot the young moon in your western sky after sunset. Generally, it’s difficult to catch a pale, whisker-thin waxing crescent moon that’s less than 24 hours old (24 hours past new moon). If you miss the young moon at dusk November 8, try again on November 9 or 10. Day after day, a wider crescent moon will stay out later after sunset and will be easier to catch at early evening.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/go-young-moon-hunting-november-8-10

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Patheos-Pagan: The Mists of Avalon

I didn’t know what else to name this entry – it had to be “Mists of Avalon” because that is exactly what I would like to share with you all today. This is not an article about the book with the same name in which a fictional account of the King Arthur story from the perspective of the women in it is recounted-

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/adamantinemuse/2018/11/the-mists-of-avalon/

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Inner Journey:

EGO’S TRICKS

“One of the great dangers of transformational work is that the ego attempts to sidestep deep psychological work by leaping into the transcendent too soon. This is because the ego always fancies itself much more ‘advanced’ than it actually is.”
— Don Richard Riso and Russ Hudson

The Tibetan teacher, Chogyam Trungpa, warned of the trap of spiritual materialism. He says we must be ever diligent to spot the ego’s use of the spiritual journey to further its own ends.

We may think it’s spiritual to yearn for divine connection. And yet, if the longing is to fill an emptiness inside, just how does this differ from the one who yearns for money or possessions to fill the inner void? Do we look to our spiritual practices asproof of our evolved consciousness or as protection against fears?

Any time we use spiritual disciplines to maintain our identity and security, we are not yet on the path of genuine spiritual development.

“Enlightenment is ego’s ultimate disappointment.”
— Chögyam Trungpa

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A Note from the Universe

At first we thought it would be really cool if only your “positive” thoughts became the things and events of your life.

But then we couldn’t think of any things or events that wouldn’t eventually be considered “positive,” so we decided to just leave you “turned on” all the time.

B-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z…

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Spinach and Cheese Appetizers

Well, I have spent this weekend trying out some new recipes for my upcoming holiday get togethers. This one I found and of course tweaked it here and there to my own liking and I have to say, they came out pretty tasty!

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Spinach-and-Cheese-Appetizers.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
November 8, 2018

Beauty

“Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything that is beautiful; for beauty is God’s handwriting – a wayside sacrament. Welcome it in every fair face, in every fair sky, in every fair flower, and thank God for it as a cup of blessing.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Beauty is everywhere, all around an in each one of us. Yet where do we put our attention? On what we have decided is “wrong?” On what we think needs to be “fixed?” There is beauty in these things, too – if we would only look for it. There is a lesson, a gift, a treasure to be found in every situation and circumstance. We can acknowledge it or turn away from it – but it is there nonetheless.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 10 Things That Steal Your Joy

Here are ten habits that start off small but grow to choke the joy out of your life. Avoid these and regain your strength…
Read more at https://www.beliefnet.com/wellness/galleries/10-things-that-steal-your-joy.aspx#cjPJxFOERWUmLweA.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 November 1, 2018

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for November 1, 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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The hosts of lovers, young in death,
Go seeking down the world to-night,
Remembering faces, warmth and breath-
And they shall seek till it is light.

-Hortense King Flexner (1885-1973)

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Spiritual Unite: Waking Up At 4am: The Chinese Medicine Clock

A common problem we hear a lot about is waking up at 4 am every morning. There are numerous ways we can get to the root of this problem, and the first is the Chinese Medicine Clock.
Waking up at 4 am every morning wreaks havoc on your life and leaves you tired, irritable and can affect your work and personal life.

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/waking-up-at-4am-the-chinese-medicine-clock/

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Daily Good: Say Grace

” I am deeply delighted to live on a planet that is so big and varied that I can confidently say that right this very minute somewhere in the world a crossword puzzle is being completed, a fortune cookie is being snapped open and a song just brought someone to tears. I love knowing that while I am fast asleep in California, a crowd is gathered around the Rosetta Stone at the British Museum, a marriage proposal is taking place and a leaf-cutter ant somewhere in Costa Rica is carrying a leaf piece back to its nest.” In this brief, beautiful piece artist Lea Redmond conjures up a sense of the world of marvels we wake up in each day.

http://www.conversations.org/story.php?sid=544

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Elephant Journal: The Miracle that happens when we Show Up Naked

Bare naked: a soul investigation.
Scary thought, isn’t it? To show up in the world with no armor on.

That armor can be anything: power suits, high heels, hair gel, breast implants, a Mercedes, lipstick, social media, money, kids, strong bodies, sexy struts, fake smiles, politics, religion, dogma…anything.
Consider this: Just you. Just me. Nothing and no one else. Naked as the day we were born.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/10/the-miracle-that-happens-when-we-show-up-naked/

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MNN: You need more eustress in your life
Stress isn’t all bad, really.

No one likes stress. It can feel like a weight dragging you down. Whether it’s lots of little things at work or just one big thing at home, stress can lead to health problems like high blood pressure or a hard time focusing.

https://www.mnn.com/health/fitness-well-being/stories/you-need-more-eustress-your-life

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EarthSky News: Sky Bear comes to Earth in November 

Tonight … a constellation you might or might not see, depending on your latitude. In the Northern Hemisphere, the Big Dipper is probably the sky’s best known asterism. In other words, it’s a recognizable pattern of stars – not an official constellation. The Big Dipper is part of the constellation Ursa Major, otherwise known as the Great Bear.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/big-dipper-aka-sky-bear-comes-to-earth-on-november-evenings

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Patheos-Pagan: Hekate & November: The Underworld, Crossroads, Death Walking & Initiation

November is Hekate’s month. There are two nights honoring her, Night of Hekate of the Underworld and Night of Hekate of the Crossroads. The long nights provide her witches’ with much darkness in which we can work our magick and honor our queen.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/keepingherkeys/2018/10/hekate-november-the-underworld-crossroads-death-walking-initiation/

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Inner Journey: 

IT’S A MATTER OF BALANCE.

“My soul is the bridge between spirit and body and, as such, is a uniter of opposites. …Without soul at center, I would either transcend into spirit or become mired in matter.”
— Marion Woodman

Ram Dass talks of how his first spiritual goal was to be rid of his physical existence. He came to understand, though, that our spirituality lies in bringing higher consciousness to our world of form. When we can do so, we can delight in all aspects of creation.

Soul exists in the balance of spirit and matter. For a soulful life, we pay attention to both, seeing spiritual qualities in material forms. As our awareness grows, we begin to use consciousness to influence and create form. It’s through form that our spirit expresses.

“Walk in balance with one foot in your spiritual understanding and one foot in your physical world of accomplishment.”
— Lynn V. Andrews

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A Note from the Universe

You can change a great many things.

Or you can change.

Same-same,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Walnut Potato Bread

By Jean Genie

I received a book last Christmas called “Whole Grain Vegan Baking” and have recently have had a lot of fun making the recipes in it. The jist of these recipes is they replace the egg and dairy with potatoes, squash, and other vegetables. Also oils and vegan yogurt.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Walnut-Potato-Bread.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
November 1, 2018

Self-Knowledge

“A single event can awaken within us a stranger totally unknown to us.”

-Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Sometimes one single event is all it takes to totally wake us up to the Truth that is here all the time. But for most of us, it is a process that gradually unfolds, giving us clues, hints, and glimpses of Reality in small doses so that we can assimilate them into our lives. We become familiar with who we are, we get to know ourselves day by day, as we come to understand and accept that we are much more than the roles we play.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 5 Reasons to Enjoy the Lazy Days
Nothing to do. No one to see. No commitments and no communication; no rules. Here’s why you should enjoy the lazy days and take them more often.
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 October 25, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for October 25, 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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One wading a Fall meadow finds on all sides
The Queen Anne’s Lace lying like lilies
On water; it glides
So from the walker, it turns
Dry grass to a lake, as the slightest shade of you
Valleys my mind in fabulous blue Lucernes.

-Richard Wilbur (1921-2017)

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Spiritual Unite: Golden Tabby Cat Description – Bold And Adventurous

There’s no denying that cats have a special place in our hearts, but did you know that the cat is the only animal whose fur colour is attached to its metaphysical meaning? The golden tabby cat has orange and white fur in a tabby pattern, with the orange being slightly fairer so that it appears golden.

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/golden-tabby-cat-description-bold-and-adventurous/

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Elephant Journal: What it means to have Spiritual Grit.

Have you ever taken a good look at the hands of a lifelong farmer or manual laborer?
Have you ever felt the rough edges of their callouses scratch against the tender flesh of your palm as you pull back from an embrace?
There are stories that live inside those cracked and dirty fingernails that are so rarely understood and yet so often romanticized.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/10/what-it-means-to-have-spiritual-grit/

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MNN: 10 healing plants you can find in your garden

Since ancient times, people have used plants to heal themselves. Frescos dating to 1500 or 1600 B.C. found on a Greek island are said to depict a goddess cultivating saffron for medicinal use. Today, using plants to treat disease is widespread in most cultures. And did you know that many herbal remedies can be found in your garden? Check out our list of common remedies that may have you reconsidering what’s a weed.

https://www.mnn.com/your-home/organic-farming-gardening/stories/10-healing-plants-you-can-find-your-garden

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EarthSky News: Watch after sunrise for a daytime moon

The Northern Hemisphere’s full Hunter’s Moon has passed. The moon is now in a waning gibbous phase, rising in the east later and later each evening. That means you can catch the moon over your western horizon after sunrise in the coming days. Sylvia asked:

https://earthsky.org/tonight/see-daytime-moon-after-sunrise

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Patheos-Pagan: Relationships With Spirits And Deities Is Part of Success In Magic
Developing relationships with spirits, daimons, and/or deities who are relevant to your life are a major key to magic. I owe a good portion of my own success on cultivating connections with deities such as Hekate and Hermes, and obviously maintaining existing strong ones are always of benefit, too

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/teaaddictedwitch/2018/10/relationships-daimons-deities-magic/

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Inner Journey:

REMEMBER YOUR SPIRITUAL SIDE

“The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.”
— Soren Kierkegaard

Reminding ourselves often of our spiritual natures truly changes the quality of our lives. It helps us relax, slow down, lighten up, and generally find more space and joy in life.

When we get down on ourselves or life, we can pull back and ask, “How might my soul regard this situation? What am I being invited to experience?”

This shift in perspective helps us let go of the resistance that always comes with negativity. As energy once again begins to flow, our outlook brightens.

“Spirituality is the sacred center out of which all life comes, including Mondays and Tuesdays and rainy Saturday afternoons in all their mundane and glorious detail. … The spiritual journey is the soul’s life comminglingwith ordinary life.”
— Christina Baldwin

“It is not my business to think about myself. My business is to think about God. It is for God to think about me.”
— Simone Weil

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A Note from the Universe 

About the ground rules… You know, “paying your dues,” “opportunity only knocking once,” and “early birds getting the worms.”

Well, they were all made up by loving parents who wanted more for their kids than they ever had, yet who knew absolutely nothing of life’s magic, conspiring elements, and other sundry woo-woo.

Yeah, let’s blow their loving minds.

Whooohooooooo!

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Apple Spice Muffins 

I make these apple muffins so chock full of apples, they should be called apples with a little muffin. *Yummy* I love apple season.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Apple-Spice-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
October 25, 2018

Forgiveness

“Dream of your brother’s kindnesses instead of dwelling in your dreams on his mistakes. Select his thoughtfulness to dream about instead of counting up the hurts he gave.”

-A Course in Miracles

Whatever we turn our attention to increases. So focusing on the good increases the good. Our “reality” is just a perception of things as they are – so choose to look at what we want more of. There is always more than one way of seeing, or thinking about someone or someone’s behavior.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 6 Body Positive Moments that Inspired Us
People are taking a stand against the unrealistic expectations of our beauty culture.

We can remember as little girls flipping through fashion magazines and viewing all the skinny models and actresses on the glossy pages. Looking in wonder and wanting to emulate these false images, many young girls erroneously believed that all women need to be skinny or something must be wrong with them.
Read more at https://www.beliefnet.com/wellness/galleries/6-body-positive-moments-that-inspired-us.aspx#r2uvuRtIC3ymFOSp.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/