Cat’s Morning Bits for October 8, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for October 8, 2019

Good Morning Beautiful Souls, grab a cup of your favorite morning brew and start things off with “Today’s Inspirations”. I hope you find something here that will make you feel good or help you on your path today.

Blessings, Cat

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Hedge-crickets sing; and now with treble soft
The red-breast whistles from a garden-croft;
And gathering swallows twitter in the skies
-John Keats (1795-1821)

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Pioneer Thinking: DIY Fall Decorations 

Embrace the fall season by giving your home an autumn makeover. Simple, yet natural, fall home decorations can give any apartment or house a warm and earthy look that will last the entire season.

Read more………………..

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ThoughtCo: Samhain Rituals and Ceremonies

Samhain is the time of year when the nights grow darker, there’s a chill in the air, and there’s a thinning of the veil between our world and the realm of the spirits. For many Pagans this is a time of reflection and spiritual growth. Looking for a ceremony or ritual to celebrate the Pagan sabbat of Samhain? Here’s where you’ll find a number of rituals and ceremonies, all of which can be adapted either for solitaries or a group.

Read more………………………

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Spiritual Unite: Types Of Remote Viewing – Stranger Things Have Happened

Did you know there are multiple types of Remote Viewing (RV)?
Beyond the well known CRV method, there are other tried and tested techniques for viewing a person, place, or object at any distance.

Read more……………..

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Daily Good: Holy Envy: The Key to Appreciating World Religions

“From an early age, Barbara Brown Taylor knew that she wanted to live a spiritual life.”It started early in my life,” she says, “a hunger for the beyond, for the transcendent, for the light within the light, the glow within the grass, the sparkle within the water.”Taylor went on to become an ordained Episcopal priest, working as rector of a church. But she later left her job with the church and began teaching the world’s religions at Piedmont College in Demorest, Ga. As part of the course, Taylor invited members of different faiths into the classroom to share their beliefs. She also brought her students, who were mostly Christian, to mosques, synagogues and Buddhist and Hindu temples in an effort to help them better understand how various groups worship.” The author of ‘Holy Envy: Finding God in the Faith of Others’ shares more here. { read more }

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Elephant Journal: 15 Steps to Release & Return your Soul Energy to your Chakra.

“I feel like me again, I wasn’t even totally aware I wasn’t here, I just knew something was off.”
In my work as an energy healer I have observed many clients have successful soul recoveries over the years. Many of them hadn’t even realised they weren’t feeling totally like themselves—until their soul energy returned to them.

Read more…………………

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MNN: Ancient scrolls sealed shut by Vesuvius reveal some of their secrets

The Herculaneum scrolls are ancient manuscripts thought to contain works from some of most significant names in Greek philosophy, such as Epicurus, Philodemus and Chrysippus. Some of them probably represent the only surviving copies of their kind. They’re culturally and historically priceless.

Read more…………………

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EarthSky News: Orange Arcturus sparkles after sunset

Tonight, look for Arcturus, one of three stars noticeable for flashing in colors at this time of year. You should be able to see it in the west at dusk or nightfall. Once it gets good and dark, and you live at mid-to-far latitudes in the Northern Hemisphere, you can verify that this star is Arcturus by using the Big Dipper asterism.

Read more………………….

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Patheos-Pagan: Samhain: When the Veil is Thin

Samhain was originally an ancient Irish-Celtic holiday, but we know very little about how it was celebrated thousands of years ago. What we do know is that how it is celebrated today is radically different. Long ago, there were no glowing vegetables, trick-or-treating, Witches, or visits from the dead. Most of the trappings we associate with Samhain date only from the Christian era, though that doesn’t make any of them less real or witchy.

Read more…………………..

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Inner Journey: 

THEN AND NOW

“Time is not a line, but a series of now points.”
— Taisen Deshimaru

We understand time as a continuum. Our memories link the moments of the past and our imaginations draw on the patterns of our memories to project the future.

If we leave the movies of the mind behind, time can only be experienced now — moment by precious moment. Open in awareness to what is happening right now. Appreciate all that is. Immerse yourself in the joy and wonder of every now and life will be a gift.

“The responsibility for both present and future is in our own hands. If we live right today, then tomorrow has to be right.”
— Eknath Easwaran

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A Note from the Universe

What if everything that’s happened so far was just practice for when things get really, really good?

Really, really soon –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Squash Adobo with Pork Bits

The squash sweetens the pork bits, making it tastier. If you want extenders other than potato, use squash since it’s an often used extender for Filipinos.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Squash-Adobo-with-Pork-Bits.html

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Magical Correspondences for Tuesday

Intentions: Courage, Destination, Physical Strength, Revenge, Military Honors, Surgery and the Breaking of Negative Spells, Matrimony, War, Enemies, Prison, Vitality, and Assertiveness

Incense: Dragon’s Blood, Patchouli, Lignum Aloes, Plantain

Perfumes: Hellebore, Carnation, Patchouli
Planet: Mars
Sign: Aries and Scorpio
Angel: Samuel
Colors: Red and Orange
Herbs/Plants: Red Rose, Cock’s Comb, Pine, Daisy, Thyme and Pepper
Stones: Carnelian, Bloodstone, Ruby, Garnet, and Pink Tourmaline
Oil: (Mars) Basil, Coriander, Ginger

Goddesses: Aset [Isis], Soorejnaree, Pingalla, Anna, Aine, Danu, Yngona, Bellona, Aida Wedo, Sun Woman

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Daily Wisdom
October 8, 2019

Persistence

“Diamonds are only chunks of coal,
That stuck to their jobs, you see.”

-Minnie Richard Smith, 1947

I love this because it applies in so many ways. Writers go about submitting their work and it gets rejected so many times, that they end up feeling like a chunk of coal! Or that their work, which they poured so much of their heart into, is just a chunk of coal. But, ah, when they stick to the job, keep writing, keep submitting – someone recognizes the beauty. The diamond comes shining through! We just can’t give up, no matter what business we’re in, or what we are going for. Our persistence pays off.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Wheel of Fortune

You may be in high spirits today and see everything in a fresh light. If this interferes with your mundane duties, take pleasure in the small, lovely, often overlooked aspects of what’s around you. Discoveries can be made in even the most repetitive activity when you look closely enough and appreciate why things are the way they are. This exuberance is short-lived, so enjoy the day and learn something new!

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
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Thought For The Day: July 12, 2019 ” The Art of Healing”

Happy Friday,

No one ever said healing yourself was easy. In order to make it happen you must work at it. It takes TIME, it won’t happen over night, but it will happen. It takes PRACTICE. to get it right you must keep trying. But most of all it takes LOVE, no one can do it for you so you must love yourself enough to make it happen.

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Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
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Thought For The Day: April 23, 2019 “Time”

Happy Tuesday,

This is an interesting quote and probably something we have all said at one time or another. I think we say “I don’t have time” to be polite. Words and truth are important and while we may be busy and our time may be limited it’s what we say that matters.  Instead of ” I don’t have time” how about “I’m not able to do that right now but let me see where I can fit that in.” If you really don’t want to do something, the truth is always best.

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I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
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Thought For The Day: March 11, 2019 “Heal Thy Self”

Happy Monday,

Self healing isn’t some kind of New Age mumbo jumbo. Sometimes the most profound and powerful healing can be found through “The beauty and solitude of NATURE”, The passage of TIME, and the ” PATIENCE to let things happen and simply wait.

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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/

 

Thought For The Day: Feb. 20, 2019 “Is It A Waste?”

Happy Wednesday,

Our quote for today really makes you think. We often do things that we  see (or others see) as a waste of time. I guess that it’s a perspective thing. Sometimes what we see as a waste of time is actually helping us to regroup and recharge. It can be healing, relaxing, and a much needed mini getaway from life and it’s problems. Take that “waste of time” and make it part of your self care routine.

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

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Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
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Cat’s Morning Bits for November 30, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for November 30, 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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In the cloud-grey mornings
I heard the herons flying;
And when I came into my garden,
My silken outer-garment
Trailed over withered leaves.
A dried leaf crumbles at a touch,
But I have seen many Autumns
With herons blowing like smoke
Across the sky.
-Amy Lowell (1874-1925)

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MBG: This Common Strategy For Handling Anxiety Actually Makes It Worse

Anxiety is primarily a mental state, meaning that when we’re in anxiety, we’re cut off from our bodies. So in order to shift from an anxious state to one informed by well-being, we must be willing to look beyond simply reframing or challenging our thoughts and instead look to the messages that anxiety is attempting to deliver.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/strategy-for-handling-anxiety-makes-worse

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Daily Good: Living Simply in a Tiny Off-Grid Cabin

Meet Tom, Sarah and their daughter, Neesa. They live in a 20 square meter off-grid cabin on property in New Zealand. Instead of paying rent, they share the work of looking after the land with the owners. Tom is a medical doctor and Sarah is an illustrator. Both have chosen to reduce their work to almost nothing in order to have more time to focus on living well. This short film is an example of Happen Films’ Living the Change, a feature-length documentary which explores solutions of which any one of us can be a part

http://www.karmatube.org/videos.php?id=7495

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Elephant Journal: The Buddhist Principle we should never Leave Home Without.

My friend and I sat at a wooden patio table overlooking the Tuscan countryside, casually sharing five bottles of wine with a couple we’d just met over the course of a sun-draped afternoon.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/11/the-buddhist-principle-we-should-never-leave-home-without/

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MNN: How to be more patient
A guide for anyone who’s ever wanted anything right this second.

You may not consider yourself the patient type.
Maybe you came to that conclusion at an early age, when your exhausted parents relented to your demands — and let you tear into those Christmas presents early.

Maybe your first-grade teacher pointed this out when you were squirming out the door before the recess bell even sounded.

https://www.mnn.com/health/fitness-well-being/stories/how-be-more-patient-health-benefits

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EarthSky News: Sun enters Ophiuchus on November 30

November 30, 2018. If you could see the stars in the daytime, you’d see the sun shining in front of the border of the constellations Ophiuchus and Scorpius on this date. The sun crosses a constellation boundary, into Ophiuchus.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/sun-in-ophiuchus-november-30-to-december-18

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Patheos-Pagan: CONVERSATION WITH OR ABOUT THE CARDS?

There are many kinds of conversations in cartomancy, but two of them are dominant: about the cards and with the cards.
People interested in the history of the cards have conversations about the cards.
People interested in divination and fortunetelling have conversations with the cards.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/cartomancer/2018/11/27/conversation-with-or-about-the-cards/

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Inner Journey:

ONE STEP AT A TIME

“What saves a man is to take a step. Then another step.”
— Antoine De Saint-Exupery

Does the prospect of changing and growing seem monumental to you? Just too much to tackle?

Then consider this approach. Take a simple step of affirming your openness to experience more or something new. Or a different first step might be to let go of judgment by embracing the neutral. Begin to see the people, activities and things around you asneither good nor bad.

A journey is made of many small steps. Don’t focus on a far-off destination if you’re not clear how to get there. Build a foundation that is solid for you. We get to new places one step at a time.

“You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.”
— Martin Luther King, Jr.

“One may walk over the highest mountain one step at a time.”
— John Wanamaker

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A Note from the Universe

The great perfection lies in the fact that no matter what happens next, you’ll be richer for it.

Much richer,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Stovetop Cornbread for One

First let’s get out of the way what traditional cornbread ain’t. Delicious cornbread is simple cornbread. It is meant to accompany vegetables, not compete with them. Therefore, it should not have added ingredients such as cream style corn, peppers or other ingredients to make it reminiscent of another country’s cuisine.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Stovetop-Cornbread-for-One-1.html

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Magical Correspondences for Friday 

Intentions: Love, Pleasure, Affairs of the Heart, Romance, Marriage, Sexual Matters, Physical Beauty, Friendship and Partnerships, Strangers, Peace, Healing, Beauty, gentleness and Women’s Issues.

Incense: Strawberry, Sandalwood, Rose, Saffron, Verbena and Vanilla
Planet: Venus
Sign: Libra and Taurus
Angel: Ariel
Colors: Green, Pink, Aqua
Herbs/Plants: Pink Rose, Ivy, Birch, Heather, Clematis, Sage, Violet and Water Lilly

Stones: Rose Quartz, Moonstone, Pink Tourmaline, Peridot, Emerald and Jade
Oil: (Venus) Cardamom, Palmrosa, Rose, Yarrow, Apple Blossom, Musk, Ambergris

Goddesses: Astarte, Aphrodite, Erzulie, Aida Wedo, Eve, Venus, Freya, Diana, Aset [Isis], The Witch Of Gaeta, Chalchiuhtlique

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Daily Wisdom
November 30, 2018

Time

“There is a time to be born, and a time to die, says Solomon, and it is the memento of a truly wise man; but there is an interval between these two times of infinite importance.”

-Leigh Richmond (1772-1827)

How do we live our lives? How do we spend our time? Are we learning and growing, serving and loving? We are given this magnificent gift of time, and how we use it is up to us individually. We’re making choices constantly. Choose wisely, with intention.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 4 Ways to Be Your Authentic Self

Forget about conforming to societal ideals and what others try to you mold you to be. Here are four ways to be your true, authentic self.
Read more at https://www.beliefnet.com/wellness/galleries/4-ways-to-be-your-authentic-self.aspx#G17FAg0PmQZwTUqp.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 27, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for November 27, 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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I didn’t know I was grateful
for such late-autumn
bent-up cornfields
yellow in the after-harvest
sun before the
cold plow turns it all over into
never.
-Bruce Weigl (b. 1949)

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Spirituality & Health: Healthier Holiday Drinks

Fa la la, it’s eggnog season! And merlot at the office party season. And an Old Fashioned for Christmas Eve dinner season. There’s an awful lot of cocktail opportunities coming up in December, and while it’s fine to enjoy in moderation, many libations have a ton of sugar, carbs or artificial chemicals. This week, I went in search of options for raising a class in a way that won’t trash a vibrant diet, and where possible, are nicer to the planet.

https://spiritualityhealth.com/articles/2018/11/26/healthier-holiday-drinks

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Daily Good: The Japanese Words for “Space”

“Thinking about spaces in a more “Japanese” way can open up new ways of organizing our lives and focusing on the relationships that matter to us. Building spaces that deepen relationships (wa), generate new knowledge (ba), connect to the world around us (tokoro), and allow moments of quiet and integration (ma) can enrich our experience of the world and that of those around us.” Instead of thinking of space in terms of surroundings, the Japanese consider what is going on between people in terms of interactions and relationships.

http://www.dailygood.org/more.php?n=7839

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Did You Know?​​​​​​​

A single snowflake is known as one of the most delicate and miniscule items in the world. However, the largest measured snowflake was a whopping 15 inches wide.

https://www.thefactsite.com/2017/09/100-amazing-facts-you-never-knew.html/4

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Elephant Journal: Emotional Flexibility is the New Yoga.

Life can seem like a wild and unpredictable roller coaster ride when emotions are running high.
We search for emotional stability in a world of ups and downs, but it can be tough to pencil “serenity” into a chaotic schedule. Many of us really want to incorporate peaceful practices like yoga into our week as stress management, but it’s not always possible.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/11/emotional-flexibility-is-the-new-yoga/

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MNN: 20 amazing facts about feathers

Some 400 billion birds share the planet with us, each with its own abundant coat of feathers. Far, far too many to count. Perhaps even harder to fathom is the wealth of plumage colors, patterns and shapes that spring from Mother Nature’s artistry. Check out this mind-boggling variety of feathers.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/amazing-facts-about-feathers

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EarthSky News: Venus brightest late November and early December

In late November and early December, 2018, the dazzling planet Venus will be shining at greatest brilliancy in the morning sky. Venus is always the 3rd-brightest celestial object, after the sun and moon. Even so, Venus’ brightness now – at maximum – is some 2 1/2 times greater than Venus at minimum brightness.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/venus-at-its-brightest-in-morning-sky

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Patheos-Pagan: The Lesson of Mercury in Retrograde

Surviving Mercury in Retrograde always feels like such an accomplishment. Even if you are not fully aware of the time period of this retrograde, you start noticing when all the debris starts piling up. These past few weeks have been filled with a litany of things going wrong, missed chances, snafus in communication, technology slowing down or failing completely.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/witchindeed/2018/11/the-lesson-of-mercury-in-retrograde/

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Inner Journey:

BE AWARE OF YOUR MOTIVES

“Ordinarily, everything we do is in our self-interest. Everything.”
— Anthony de Mello

“Remember, most of the things you think you need are ego trips designed to bolster your image and your perception of security…. You’ll waste a lot of energy satisfying your ego only to find that, as soon as it’s got what it wants, it ignores all your efforts and promptly nails another list of demands to your forehead. The ego will always try to force you to slave for its vision. I wouldn’t stand for that BS if I were you.”
— Stuart Wilde

“We have no need to teach pure motives to the mind. All that is necessary to make the mind pure is to undo the negative conditioning to which it has been subjected; then we will be left with pure, unconditioned awareness.”
— Eknath Easwaran

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A Note from the Universe

I dreamt of us last night.

You were wearing your rabbit PJ’s again.

And we were wondering about the consequences of a role reversal. You know, me as you and you as me, for a day or so.

But you were right. I keep forgetting to hop… and you keep forgetting that the entire world is spinning in the palm of your hand.

Hop, hop –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Butternut Squash Rolls

These rolls are light, fluffy, and very buttery tasting. So much better than store bought rolls. My sister made them for Thanksgiving a few years ago and I just had to have the recipe. They’re also a great way to sneak vegetables into my carb loving toddler.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/tf79743625.tip.html

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Magical Correspondences for Tuesday

Intentions: Courage, Destination, Physical Strength, Revenge, Military Honors, Surgery and the Breaking of Negative Spells, Matrimony, War, Enemies, Prison, Vitality and Assertiveness

Incense: Dragon’s Blood, Patchouli, Lignum Aloes, Plantain

Perfumes: Hellebore, Carnation, Patchouli
Planet: Mars
Sign: Aries and Scorpio
Angel: Samuel
Colors: Red and Orange
Herbs/Plants:Red Rose, Cock’s Comb, Pine, Daisy, Thyme and Pepper
Stones: Carnelian, Bloodstone, Ruby, Garnet and Pink Tourmaline
Oil: (Mars) Basil, Coriander, Ginger

Goddesses: Aset [Isis], Soorejnaree, Pingalla, Anna, Aine, Danu, Yngona, Bellona, Aida Wedo, Sun Woman

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Daily Wisdom
November 27, 2018

Time

“Time and space are only forms of thought.”

-Edith Nesbitt

“Measure, time and number are nothing but modes of thought or rather of imagination.”
-Benedict Spinoza
Whether analog or digital, clocks and watches are man-made inventions. We follow along, agreeing to the certain standard measurements of time, when it is really only a perception of what has transpired. When we understand that there is no such thing as time, we will stop running out of it. We have all the time we need. Just as we have all we need in every area of our live, if we’d only recognize it!

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 6 Hacks to Heal a Broken Heart

Regardless of what path life takes there are times when we experience sadness and heartbreak. This is part of the human condition. Whether it is caused by the betrayal of a friend, a break up of a relationship or shattered dreams, the emotional toll can weigh heavily on us. Heartbreak involves processing the difficult emotions of loss and grief while often facing a significant life change
Read more at https://www.beliefnet.com/inspiration/6-hacks-to-heal-a-broken-heart.aspx#1eFDu0kbYDXztgox.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/