Cat’s Morning Bits for May 15, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for May 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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And I think if you listen closely
In the sweet, glad days of spring,
With the song of the brook, the breeze and the birds,
You can hear the flowers sing.

-Helen Isabel Moorhouse (b.1876)

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Spiritual Unite: 6 Empowering Crystals For Your Third Eye Chakra

When you are experiencing problems with your third eye chakra and want to do some powerful chakra healing to restore energy flow, there are a variety of crystals that can supercharge the third eye and help it to open fully. But there are so many healing crystals available that it can be difficult to know which ones will be most…

http://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/third-eye-chakra-crystals/

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MBG: Tuesday Could Totally Shift The Energy In The Air. Here’s Your Weekly Horoscope

This Tuesday, May 15, marks a tide-turning astrological event as electrifying Uranus makes its once-per-decade sign switch, extinguishing the flames of Aries and trudging through earth-sign Taurus until 2026. When the side-spinning planet switches zodiac signs, it’s no small thing.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/horoscope-for-may-14-20-2018

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Elephant Journal: The Poetry of Retreat

Hello May! How are we almost halfway through the year already?
This is the speed of life. Even for those of us who are consciously choosing to live a slower and more mindful lifestyle, time sure does fly more and more quickly the older we get.
This is why I participate in retreats—they serve as a blessing and an opportunity for deep transformation. Getting away from the scenery and stresses of our everyday lives enables us to dive more deeply into spiritual practice and timeless life lessons; and it makes coming home all the more sweet.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/05/the-poetry-of-retreat/

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Did You Know?

Butter is made from the milk of cows, sheep, goats, donkeys, horses, water buffaloes, and yaks. Camel’s milk has very small fat globules and is difficult to churn into butter.

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EarthSky News: Find the Omega Centauri star cluster

Tonight – or any night in the coming weeks – let the sparkling blue-white star Spica act as your guide to the Omega Centauri globular star cluster. You can see this cluster with the unaided eye, if your sky is dark enough. Omega Centauri looks like a fairly faint (and possibly fuzzy) star. It’s a beautiful and very special star cluster. In any year, Spica can help you find it.

http://earthsky.org/tonight/use-star-spica-to-find-omega-centauri-globular-star-cluster

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Patheos-Pagan: The Many Tales of Snow White

The tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs can be simple or quite complex. Most of us are familiar with the Disney’s version where the Evil Queen is jealous beyond all means. She will spare no cost to cause doom to poor Snow White

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/thefairytalewitch/2018/05/the-many-tales-of-snow-white/

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Inner Journey:

BRING SOUL INTO THE WORLD

“We live in a culture that is greatly biased against the imagination, because our culture is very materialistic, objective and literal. Our culture lacks soul, and doesn’t know it, although it experiences the consequences. When you don’t know what’s missing, then of course you don’t know what to bring in, even though you feel something is missing.

“We live in a world that needs more soul, more meaning. We, as conscious beings, have, as our primary responsibility, at this time in human history, the task of bringing soul into the world, or releasing soul into the world. We do this, first of all, in ourselves and in our own personal world; then we do it in our groups – including family; then we do it in our society through our work, relationships and presence there.”
— Andrew Schneider

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

I think you’re amazing. I think your approach to life is dead-on. And I can’t think of anything you’ve ever done that I wouldn’t have done had I been in your shoes.

Still, beloved, I think we could have a little chat about visualizing more. Seeing the end result in all its glorious detail, bypassing the cursed hows, and feeling the emotions you expect to feel.

Hey, it’s my life too.

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Watermelon Pops

Watermelon can easily be frozen to make an icy, sweet summer treat. Here is a watermelon pops recipe that no one will be able to resist on a hot summer day.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Watermelon-Pops-Recipe.html

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Magical Correspondences for Tuesday

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

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

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

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

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Daily Wisdom
May 10, 2018

Dreams

The interpretation of dreams is the royal road to a knowledge of the unconscious activities of the mind.” Sigmund Freud (1856-1939)

We can look at our dreams, and learn from them. And what we learn is more about ourselves! This is just another way that God speaks to us – it is just another opportunity for us to grow. And it’s all open to interpretation, just like life. What do we see, what do we feel, what do we experience? It is different for each of us – and isn’t that great?

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 10 Ways to Empower Yourself and Others

Everyone goes through struggles each day but the ultimate goal is to be the best version of yourself. Self-empowerment is a strong quality to possess and will help you and those around you to attain your goals and overcome the hurdles. In order to prosper, try to focus on these ten ways to empower yourself and others.
 http://www.beliefnet.com/inspiration/galleries/10-ways-to-empower-yourself-and-others.aspx#7uH31J3d8fJseL2x.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! Visit Our Store

Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
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Cat’s Morning Bits for May 8, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for May 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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So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.

– Christopher Reeve

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Spiritual Unite: What Does Soul Connection Feel Like?

You might wonder what does soul connection feel like, especially if you are in such a relationship or you are looking for your true love. To know about it genuinely, first, you should learn what a soul connection is? As the name indicates, soul connection is the association of the two souls; both of these souls are from the same

http://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/what-does-soul-connection-feel-like/

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MBG: How To Use Essential Oils For Seasonal Allergies

When it comes down to it, seasonal allergies can be downright miserable. According to recent research, allergies are getting worse every year and scientists say it’s due to climate change. The characteristic symptoms of allergic rhinitis (hay fever) runny nose, itchy eyes, sneezing, sinus pain, and a general feeling of “yuck”can be worse than the worst of colds, or even the flu! No wonder millions of people race to their local pharmacy and doctor’s office every year looking for over-the-counter and prescription medications to find some relief.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/essential-oils-blends-for-allergies

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Spirituality & Health: 3 Earth-Friendly Swaps for Summer

Earth Day is over, but summer is just starting to heat up. It’s so liberating to get outside and enjoy all that Mother Nature offers, from long hikes in the woods and mountains, to swimming in beautiful beaches and lakes, and exploring desert trails. But we have to take care of Mother Nature, too, just as she cares for us. For this week, let’s look at three ways we can be nicer to the planet, all summer long

https://spiritualityhealth.com/articles/2018/05/07/3-earth-friendly-swaps-for-summer

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Elephant Journal: Dharma Woman: Reflections of a Modern Buddhist Woman.

I consider myself extremely fortunate that I’ve experienced a great deal of hardship in my life.
Without these hardships, I doubt that I would have become the compassionate human being that I am today. Without the hardships I’ve experienced, I may never have found my Buddhist path.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/now/dharma-woman-reflections-of-a-modern-buddhist-woman/

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EarthSky News: It’s nesting season for sea turtles

Adult female sea turtles – on beaches from North Carolina to Texas and throughout the Caribbean – are crawling out of the ocean and laying their eggs. Here’s an update from a biologist who’s been studying these turtles for 36 years.

http://earthsky.org/earth/baby-sea-turtles-nesting-season

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Patheos-Pagan: The Ordinary Life Of A Witch – Dishes, Dinner, & Devotion

Today started out like most every other day at the Witches Next Door’s house. I woke up first and went into the kitchen. Lighting the stove with an absent minded click of my fingers, I brewed the morning coffee and filled the mugs from across the room by reciting effundam et lac. It’s one of our favourite spells. We use it all the time.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/thewitchesnextdoor/2018/05/the-ordinary-life-of-a-witch/

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Inner Journey:

FOLLOW THROUGH AND COMPLETE

“Activity is not achievement. It is not enough to rush about beginning a lot of things and keeping busy. A well-spent life is one that rounds out what it has begun.”
— Eknath Easwaran

Intention and the words we speak are powerful. When we say we are going to do something, we set energy in motion. When we fail to act or complete our intention, we drain our energy. We lose our power.

We would be wise to choose our words carefully — to really mean what we say and to honour the commitments we have made.

“Genius begins great works; labor alone finishes them.”
— Joseph Joubert

“Good to begin well, better to end well.”
— English proverb

higherawareness.com

 

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A Note from the Universe

Some people just have big hearts. And with this gift they’re very often able to feel, offer, and show far more love than they receive from those around them. Which, at times, is a heavy load to bear. So today I’d like to remind them, and especially you, that the sun asks not that the moon and planets help brighten each day, but relishes her role as a keeper of the light and a bringer of the dawn. A role much like your own.

From the Sun and Me –

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Strawberry Limeade

This is great for when you have guests or are just wanting a drink. It tastes great.

Ingredients:
•4 limes, cut into chunks
•6 cups cold water
•1 cup of sugar
•10 strawberries, frozen
•6 Tbsp. of sweet condensed milk.

Directions:

Mix sugar with the water; stir well. Add 1/2 of sugar water to the blender, with half the limes. Put the lid on and pulse the mixer five times. Then pour through a fine mesh strainer into the pitcher you are using too serve with. Now add the other half of the sugar water and limes to blender, and repeat the process. Then add condensed milk and stir. Add frozen strawberries. Makes it cold and adds strawberry flavour.
https://www.thriftyfun.com/Strawberry-Limeade-1.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
May 8, 2018

Connection

I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence, but it comes from within. It is there all the time.” -Anna Freud

We are wholly complete and capable human beings. Perhaps our greatest lesson in life is to understand this. We don’t need to look outside ourselves for anything. All that we have, all that we are, is more than enough – it’s perfect!

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 8 Ways to Let Go of the Past

Letting go makes you stronger and more peaceful. It allows you to focus on what you need to do to live in the here and now

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! Visit Our Store

Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/


					

Cat’s Morning Bits for April 10, 2018

CMB Flowers and Coffee

Cat’s Morning Bits for April 10, 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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Again the blackbirds sing; the streams
Wake, laughing, from their winter dreams,
And tremble in the April showers
The tassels of the maple flowers.
-John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-92)

almanac.com

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mindbodygreen: Creative Ways To Bring The Outside Into Your Home (Besides Houseplants

As a designer who is inspired by nature’s colors, textures, and patterns, I have trained my eye to find the beauty of the outside world and bring it in.

Nature can inspire me literally a plant I see and draw can reemerge in a print or abstractly�the dense colors of overlapping foliage can appear as a color scheme; the curling, folding edges of a leaf as a ruffled hem. The natural world also inspires the spirit of my work. Being in the presence of nature grounds me and gives me the calm temperament that allows me to begin the creative process.

Read more……..

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Beliefnet: How Your 7 Energy Centers Effect Your Life

Chakra is a Sanskrit word meaning wheel. Chakras are energy centers in our body that look like spinning wheels. When our chakras are properly balanced, we feel healthy and happy. Picture seven spinning wheels in the colors of the rainbow starting at your spine and moving along your back to the top of your head. In order to maintain optimum health and healing, we need to keep these seven energy centers balanced and aligned with each other. When they�re too small, we feel closed off, alone and disconnected. When they�re too big, life feels overwhelming, dramatic and out of control. In this article, you�ll learn where your chakra are and how to keep them balanced.

Read more…….

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Spiritual Unite: My View on Current Spiritual Energies

Recently, I met with my mentor who is a Reiki Master, and we talked about current spiritual energies. He predicted that light and darkness would continue to flourish and a widening gap will develop between the two. Now, what did he mean by that? Well, let’s say that the year 2018 will bring great things for optimistic people. It will

Read more……

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A Bountiful Moment

It’s not your job to like me…. it’s mine. Katie Byran

 

Daily Thought:Your opinion is the only one that matters when it comes to how you are viewed or cared for. You are the only one who gets to say whether what you do is good, or needs improvement. You are the only one who gets to judge whether what you do is enough to make your life matter. You alone get to decide if you are loved and supported. And always remember that can only be done by loving yourself.
Daily Practice: Act as if you are the most important person in the world today, because you are. Make sure the things you are saying to yourself throughout the day are supportive and kind. Put yourself first in making decisions and choices. When you do things today act as if you are caring for the person you love most.

Have a Great Day and Believe in Yourself!

Dr. Juliann (my child therapist.com)

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EarthSky News: Tonight, How Leo the Lion lost his tail

And how we gained a new constellation. One of the most famous legends of skylore, here.

Read more…………

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Patheos-Pagan: Witchcraft & Prayer

“Wait. You actually experience the gods?” This is a question I’ve had posed to me more than once, and sadly from many pagans and witches who are unsure if they’re working with spirits or their imagination. Of course I do. If I didn’t, how would I know they were real
Read more…………

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Inner Journey: Giving Choice

“Freedom of choice is more to be treasured than any possession earth can give.”
— David O. McKay
I want to choose the details of my life. Fortunately, I’ve come to appreciate how important it is to give others the freedom to choose their own paths.

None of us wants our choice robbed from us. I can’t know what’s best for anyone but me. So why give unsolicited advice to others and expect them to follow it?

“The truest characters of ignorance are vanity, and pride and arrogance.”
— Samuel Butler

“What man wants is simply independent choice, whatever that may cost and wherever it may lead.”
— Fyodor Dostoyevsky

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Thanks for every single time you ever fell in love.

Whether or not it was obvious, whether or not it lasted, and whether or not you were loved back, it changed everything.

You changer,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Baked Brie

A soft, French cheese round when baked and served with a variety of different foods makes a wonderful appetizer for any gathering.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Baked-Brie-Recipes.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 April 10, 2018

Optimism

“I’ve got to admit it’s getting better
It’s a little better all the time.”

John Lennon (1940-1980) and Paul McCartney (1942-) “Getting Better” 1967

When we learn to look at the world optimistically, we see that there is some evolution going on, some growth spiritually that just naturally takes place. We might lose sight of it at times, but because we are growing spiritually, things ARE getting better! And they’re getting better all the time.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Birds & Blooms: 5 Ways to Create a Bird-Safe Backyard

Keep your feathered friends healthy with clean feeders, fresh birdseed and a natural yard.

A lot of planning, time and money go into attracting and feeding your backyard birds. But making your space appealing to them with food and plants they love is only one part of the equation. You also need to ensure that birds stay safe while in your yard.

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! Visit Our Store

Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/