Cat’s Morning Bits for July 17, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for July 17, 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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Come ye into the summer woods;
There entereth no annoy;
All greenly wave the chestnut leaves,
And the earth is full of joy.
-Mary Howitt (1799-1888)

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Spiritual Unite: Orion Starseed | Traits | Everything You Need To Know

Orion starseeds came to earth during the 60’s to the 90’s. They were the ones paving the way for many young people who had no direction in life. They were the ones supporting the out of control teens or the wayward friend. If you were the child, who looked up to the stars and wondered where you belong

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/orion-starseed/

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MBG: Weekly Horoscope: Do You Feel The Shift In The Air? This Sunday’s Transit Will Change Everything

This week, we’re moving out of Cancer season.

Gather ’round that beach bonfire! The Sun spends its final six days of 2018 in sentimental Cancer, sounding the call for warm-fuzzy bonding. There’s rarely a better time than this for huddling close with your inner circle peeps, whether you share DNA or have adopted them as “chosen family.”

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/weekly-horoscope-for-july-16-to-22-2018

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Tetrakyts: The Basics of Reiki for Beginners – Healing Yourself with Reiki 

If you’re into spirituality, witchcraft, Wicca or even New Age, you’ve probably already heard to read something about reiki. It has been growing steadily in popularity since its elaboration in the 20th century, and although it is a very modern form of alternative medicine…..

https://www.thetetraktys.com/2018/the-basics-of-reiki-for-beginners-healing-yourself-with-reiki/

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Elephant Journal: 11 Ways to Raise your Vibration—and thereby, Humanity’s. 

By raising our consciousness, we rise above partisan disagreements and the need to perpetuate drama. We rise above our little selves watching or reading the news and seeing the endless, outrageous narrative for what it is: lies. By expanding our consciousness, we can lift up own vibration—and maybe, just maybe, inspire others to do the same.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/07/11-ways-to-raise-your-vibration-and-thereby-humanitys/

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MNN: Bee Saving Paper gives bees an energy boost 

There’s a quote on the homepage of the Bee Saving Paper website attributed to Charles Darwin: “The life of man would be made extremely difficult if the bee disappeared.”

He was right about that. When a Whole Foods store pulled all the food out of the produce section that relied all pollinators, 52 percent of the department’s foods were carted away to illustrate the devastating hit our food system would take if bees disappeared.

https://www.mnn.com/your-home/organic-farming-gardening/blogs/bee-saving-paper-bees-energy-boost

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EarthSky News: Altair and Aquila the Eagle 

In the east after dark on these July evenings, look near the horizon for Altair, the brightest star in the constellation Aquila the Eagle. This is the bottom star of the Summer Triangle; that is, it’s the last of these three bright stars to ascend over the horizon.

http://earthsky.org/tonight/summer-triangle-altair-and-its-constellation-aquila-2

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Patheos-Pagan: What It Means to be On the Side of the Gods 

Like theists of all varieties, in times of trouble we call on our Gods. We ask for Their blessings, Their inspiration, and Their protection. Most times They give it to us, in one form or another. Their presence is a source of great comfort and strength – particularly for those of us who formed and maintained on-going relationships with one or more deities before things got bad.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/johnbeckett/2018/07/what-it-means-to-be-on-the-side-of-the-gods.html

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Inner Journey 

LEARN TO LET GO

“To attain knowledge, add things every day. To attain wisdom, remove things every day.”
— Lao Tzu

How do we take something away? As we cultivate higher awareness, we begin to see just how much we have added things that really aren’t there to our picture of reality. Our beliefs, concepts and emotions all add layers of meaning to physical reality, but that meaning exists for us only – it has no objective existence. For example, the word ‘mother’ has a complicated network of meaning for each of us.

Become aware of how your beliefs and emotions colour your perception of different events in your life. See if you can begin to step out of your fabrications to experience the truth and spaciousness of what is.

“When guilt rears its ugly head confront it, discuss it and let it go. The past is over. … Forgive yourself and move on.”
— Bernie S. Siegel

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

“Reality,”  is not that you are weak, and dream of becoming strong. Poor, and dream of becoming rich. Alone, and dream of having friends. But that you’re already strong, rich, and among friends. Yet, at times, dream that you’re not.

Silly,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Berry Fruit Salad 

A fruit salad made from delicious summer berries is a wonderful seasonal dessert.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Berry-Fruit-Salad.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
July 18, 2018

Enthusiasm

“All we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about.”

-Charles Kingsley

There are so many things that we could be enthusiastic about, but do we let ourselves get worked up? Too often we hold back, we say we don’t want to “get our hopes up” or we’re afraid to jump into something when we might fall back on our behinds. But there’s a reason why we get enthusiastic about the things that we get enthusiastic about – and that’s to lead us toward happiness! Enthusiasm is a cue for us to participate, get involved, “just do it!”

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: Awesome Ideas to Add to Your Bucket List
Whether you’ve started crafting your bucket list or not, here are 10 awesome ideas to add to it, for the risk taker in you. We promise they will change your life forever.

Read more………………

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com

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


					

Cat’s Morning Bits for July 10, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for July 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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Dog Days bright and clear, indicate a happy year;
But when accompanied by rain, for better times our hopes are in vain.
-proverb

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Spiritual Unite: The Three Stages of Awakening Kundalini

Stages of awakening kundalini: The process of kundalini awakening is the name we give to the opening of the channels through which our spiritual energy flows.

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/stages-of-awakening-kundalini/

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MBG: Here’s Why “Find Your Passion” Isn’t The Best Advice

“Find your passion” has become standard self-help fare, but new research suggests that that advice misses the point: Finding fulfillment is actually more about understanding the nuances of a growth mindset versus a fixed mindset.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/finding-your-passion-is-a-lazy-approach-to-life-experts-say

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Daily Good: The Lonely Patience of Creative Work

Poet Rainier Maria Rilke believed that patience was vital to creative work: “Being an artist means, not reckoning and counting, but ripening like the tree which does not force its sap and stands confident in the storms of spring without the fear that after them may come no summer. It does come. But it comes only to the patient, who are there as though eternity lay before them, so unconcernedly still and wide. I learn it daily, learn it with pain to which I am grateful: patience is everything!” In order for work to flourish into art, the artist’s soul needs incubatory periods of self-reflection.

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2058/the-lonely-patience-of-creative-work-maria-popova/

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Elephant Journal: Psychic Attacks & How to Respond to Them

Energy attacks happen when a negative energetic vibration is directed toward us via other people’s thoughts, feelings, or emotions.

This often happens when someone is harbouring anger, vengefulness, resentfulness, jealousy toward us, or feels rejected in some way

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/06/psychic-attacks-how-to-respond-to-them/

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MNN: UNESCO selects 19 new breathtaking World Heritage Sites

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) selects World Heritage Sites that have cultural or historical value, or some other element of importance to the human race. Once selected, the sites receive international protections, preserving them for study and appreciation.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/wilderness-resources/blogs/unesco-new-world-heritage-sites

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EarthSky News: Jupiter ends retrograde on July 10-11

Tonight – July 10-11, 2018 – the planet Jupiter is poised in front of the stars of the zodiac. It’s now moving neither east nor west against the star background, but will soon resume its usual eastward course. In other words

http://earthsky.org/tonight/planet-jupiter-stationary-ends-retrograde

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Patheos-Pagan: What Is Incense For? A Few Things To Know About Incense

I burn incense virtually every day. It’s been a big part of my personal practice for years and it’s spanned practically all traditions I’ve ever encountered. There are incense burners in my home office and at the shop I co-own.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/thewitchesnextdoor/2017/09/incense-rituals-daily-practice/

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Inner Journey: 

DIRECT YOUR SUBCONSCIOUS MIND

“The power to move the world is in the subconscious mind.”
— William James

Our subconscious mind creates our lives perfectly according to how it has been programmed. It works 24 hours of every day, 365 days per year. It accepts instructions from the conscious mind, checks on old inner programming and executes.

The subconscious mind acts on old beliefs stored over a lifetime. Many of those beliefs you may have accepted without thinking. Or you may have absorbed them when you were too young to exercise choice. Many of the beliefs that govern your life may no longer match what you now hold to be true.

Nonetheless, the subconscious mind is the director till you rewrite the scripts. Put some effort into getting it working on your positive, conscious intentions instead of your old limiting, unconscious beliefs and your life will change.

“If a man devotes himself to the instructions of his own unconscious, it can bestow this gift [of renewal], so that suddenly life, which has been stale and dull, turns into a rich unending inner adventure, full of creative possibilities.”
— Marie-Louise von Franz

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

The BIG THING rarely happens when you ask for it, nor does it typically come from who or where you expect. It usually comes a bit later, from someone you didn’t even know when you first asked, as a result of some weird turn of events that were impossible to foresee.

So, chill. Be patient. Enjoy the moment. And let your friends, employers, and partners off the hook. Besides, they’re going to have enough to deal with when the BIG THING does arrive, if you know what I mean.

Won’t be long,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Strawberry Banana Bread

I had 5 over-ripe bananas and some leftover strawberries that were also a bit past their prime. This recipe made two loaves of bread. My boys loved it!

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Strawberry-Banana-Bread-3.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
July  10, 2018

Music

“Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard
Are sweeter.” -John Keats (1795-1821)

When we listen very carefully to the silence we can hear the songs of the universe. These songs are playing all the time, yet we are unaware of them because so many other things are going on at the same time. When we take the time to slow down, and “tune in” to these beautiful sounds, we are enraptured. God is a musician.”

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 20 Ways to Be Good To People

Don’t miss another opportunity to be good to someone, here are 20 easy things anyone can do…

Read more at http://www.beliefnet.com/inspiration/galleries/20-ways-to-be-good-to-people.aspx#brK6zFmxXDkdjdMe.99

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily post are re-blogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com

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


					

Cat’s Morning Bits for July 3, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for July 3, 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 hear the red fox barking
On the moonlit hill,
And bullfrogs by the river
Where the reeds stand still.

All the night has voices.
But sometimes, suddenly,
It grows so quiet I know the world
Is listening with me.

-Benjamin Rice (1903-78)

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Tetraktys:he Element of Earth in Wicca – Balancing the Four Elements

This article is the fourth and final of the four elements series, this time about the element of earth in Wicca and in general. As with the other elements (fire, water and air), I’ll try to dive into the philosophy surrounding the idea of connecting with this element, as I believe that many Wiccans tend, sadly, to keep things a bit more superficial than they should be.

https://www.thetetraktys.com/2018/the-element-of-earth-in-wicca-balancing-the-four-elements/

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MBG: A High-Vibe Ritual To Help You Attract The Love You Deserve

If someone told you that they could bring love into your life in 40 days but that you’d have to follow their directions exactly for it to work, would you do it? It might sound like the plot of a romantic comedy, but that was the question that celebrity fashion stylist Sally Lyndley had to ask herself when she sought out my love advice.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-29341/a-highvibe-ritual-to-help-you-attract-the-love-you-deserve.html

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Daily Good: Nature is Medicine — Even in a Prison Cell

Nalini Nadkarni, a biology professor at the University of Utah who has pioneered techniques for studying tree canopy communities in tropical and temperate forests, started “Moss-in-Prisons,” a project in which prisoners joined a research/conservation effort to counteract the destructive effects of collecting wild-grown moss from old-growth forests for the floral trade. “We learned that the inmates who viewed nature videos committed twenty-six percent fewer violent infractions than those who did not view them, a convincing result for the prison officers and administrators and for ourselves

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2012/nature-is-medicine-even-in-a-prison-cell-nalini-nadkarni/

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Elephant Journal: What Emojis & Hashtags can never Replace.

When was the last time you went to the mailbox and got a letter?
Not a bill. Not junk mail. Not an advertisement that looks like it is a check. An actual letter. You remember letters, right? Handwritten notes on pretty stationery, maybe with some pictures doodled in the margins? It’s been a while, right?

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/07/what-emojis-hashtags-can-never-replace/

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MNN: First-aid tips for hiking with your dog

It’s summer and that means lots of people will be hitting the trails and embarking on long hikes. Many will even bring along their favorite four-legged friend. While dogs may enjoy running carefree through the woods and sniffing everything they come across, there are several things owners should do to make sure their dog has a safe and pleasant hike.

https://www.mnn.com/family/pets/stories/first-aid-tips-hiking-your-dog

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EarthSky News: Use Big Dipper to find North Star

Tonight, use the Big Dipper in the constellation Ursa Major the Great Bear to find the sky’s northern pole star, Polaris. This is the star around which the whole northern celestial sphere appears to turn throughout the night.

http://earthsky.org/tonight/big-dipper-points-to-polaris-aids-in-finding-thuban-2

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Patheos-Pagan: Jewelry as Protection 

I was leaving for a rally the other day. Which one it was, doesn’t really matter. Won’t be my first, nor will it be my last in these turbulent times. As I was getting ready to leave, I went to my “accessory tray” (a family joke with my sons, as I am obsessive about everyone having one of these. Where you drop your jewelry, change, keys, etc.) I absent-mindedly began armoring up.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/witchindeed/2018/07/jewelry-as-protection/

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Inner Journey:  

WHO ARE YOU?

“Please… tell me who you are and what you want. And if you think those are simple questions, keep in mind that most people live their entire lives without arriving at an answer.”
— Gary Zukav

How deeply can you answer this question? Please realize that you are the only one who can answer it. No one else can tell you who you are. You must discover this for yourself. And the challenge of knowing ourselves is no easy task.

We hope this question excites rather than intimidates you. There’s so much more to you than you know at present! Isn’t this intriguing? Perhaps it’s time to go exploring.

“Mysterious and intimidating to contemplate, the human brain is the most complex thing there is and the most difficult task it can undertake is to understand itself.”
— David Noonan

“I don’t think God cares where we were graduated or what we did for a living. God wants to know who we are. Discovering this is the work of the soul – it is our true life’s work.”
— Bernie Siegel

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Okay! So, finally I think you’re ready to learn the real reason time and space was invented… dancing.

That and somersaults. You know, for when you were even younger.

And skipping. And humming. And playing make-believe…

Okay, okay, okay… the real, real reason … was you.

It’s true.

Just didn’t want to hit you with that in the first breath and have you spill something.

You make me even younger,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Cranberry Salsa

Enjoy this fruity, sweet, spicy variation on the traditional tomato or tomatillo based salsas.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Cranberry-Salsa-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
July 3, 2018

Simplicity

“When thought is too weak to be simply expressed, it is a clear proof that it should be rejected.” -Luc de Clapiers Vauvenargues (1715-1747)

It’s not just our houses and our desks that are cluttered – often times our minds are cluttered, too! Let’s treat our thoughts, and our words carefully – let’s choose them as we would pick out produce in the market, discarding the ones that are stale or bruised and selecting instead ones that are fresh and fragrant and full of life. And let’s just take what we need for now, we can always go back for more. One thing at a time!

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: Getting Spiritually Honest

Author Meggan Watterson dares you to dare to “strip down to what is authentic for you!”

Who are you?

“For me being spiritual is less about learning something new and more about remembering what I have always known,” writes Meggan Watterson, author of Reveal. “Being spiritual is a process of stripping down to what is authentic for me, for my one brief and brilliant life.

Read more at http://www.beliefnet.com/inspiration/galleries/getting-spiritually-honest.aspx#0g85G0KW6b5adMOk.99

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily post are re-blogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com

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


					

Cat’s Morning Bits for June 26, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for June 26, 2018

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

Blessings, Cat

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Then flash the wings returning Summer calls
Through the deep arches of her forest halls,–
The bluebird, breathing from his azure plumes
The fragrance borrowed where the myrtle blooms.
-Oliver Wendell Holmes (1841-1935)

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Birds & Blooms: Grow Your Best Basil Ever

Basil is one of the most popular culinary herbs around, thanks to its spicy-sweet leaves and the way it adds a flavorful zing to pastas, sandwiches and sauces. But this leafy herb can be tricky to grow. It needs plenty of sunshine, well-draining soil and regular harvesting in order to thrive. Follow these seven basil-growing tips for garden success.

Read more…………………..

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MBG: Your Weekly Horoscope: Now Is The Perfect Week To Check In With Your NYE Resolutions

On Tuesday, Mars goes retrograde and sends our digital life into a frenzy.

Digital detox, anyone? You may need some serious space from your smartphone starting this Tuesday, June 26, when agitator Mars turns retrograde in technophile Aquarius.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/weekly-horoscope-june-25-to-july-1-2018

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Did You Know?

Ancient Egyptians revered their dogs. When a pet dog would die, the owners shaved off their eyebrows, smeared mud in their hair, and mourned aloud for days.

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Elephant Journal: The Most Transformational & Healing Full Moon of the Year.

On June 27th (or 28th, depending on your location), the full moon will be in the sign of Capricorn, which is represented by the mountain goat that climbs upward at a steady pace and is the sign connected to manifesting, ambition, and goals.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/06/the-most-transformational-healing-full-moon-of-the-year/

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MNN: How to forage like you’re from Finland

In Finland, they have what’s known as everyman’s right, also called the right to roam. People are permitted to camp, swim, bathe, fish and forage in almost all free spaces, even if those spaces are privately owned. That right, along with a history of foraging dating back to World War II, makes Finland’s city parks akin to wild grocery stores.

https://www.mnn.com/food/healthy-eating/blogs/how-forage-youre-finland

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EarthSky News: Earth between sun and Saturn late June

This week, look for the ringed planet Saturn to light up the night sky from dusk till dawn. Our planet Earth is about to fly between Saturn and the sun, bringing Saturn to what astronomers call opposition on June 27, 2018. In other words, Saturn is virtually opposite the sun in Earth’s sky right now, presenting a big milestone for observing the ringed planet!

http://earthsky.org/tonight/saturn-closest-and-brightest

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Patheos-Pagan: Harnessing The Power Of Symbolism In Pagan Worship

Symbolism, or “the practice or art of using an object to represent an abstract idea” has always held a raw, primitive power over the human subconscious. Think of Pan’s pipes, which represent pleasure, or his horns and goat legs, representing unbridled sexual inclination.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/starlight/2018/05/harnessing-the-power-of-symbolism-in-pagan-worship/

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Inner Journey:  

YOU ARE WORTHY!

“A person’s worth is contingent upon who he is, not upon what he does, or how much he has. The worth of a person, or a thing, or an idea, is in being, not in doing, not in having.”
— Alice Mary Hilton

As a human being, as spirit manifested in form, you are innately worthy. Your worthiness does not have to be strengthened or improved. However, you may not PERCEIVE yourself to be worthy.

If you doubt your self-worth, consciously or unconsciously, you will limit the good things you will allow into your life.

Do you consider yourself worthy? It may help to answer these questions:
• Do you find it easier to give than to receive?
• Do you have as much money as you would like?
• Do you feel driven to improve yourself?
• Do you value other people’s time more highly than your own?
• How would you feel if someone offered to pay you a salary of $1 million/year?

If you find you lack self-worth, don’t despair. Just being aware of your self-worth issues will help you let them go.

“Every achiever that I have ever met says, ‘My life turned around when I began to believe in me.'”
— Dr. Robert H. Schuller

“We cannot achieve more in life than what we believe in our heart of hearts we deserve to have.”
— James R. Ball

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

You might call it spiritual logistics but sometimes you have to move away, to get closer.

Or you might just call it weird.

Either way, it helps to remember it from time to time.

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Grilled Jalapeño Poppers

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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
June 26, 2018

Thoughts

“As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.” -Proverbs 23:7

Even way back when the bible was written people were talking about the heart’s intelligence. What do we KNOW in our heart? What conviction do we carry with us? It is important to recognize these thoughts, because they make up how we are, and who we think we are.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 7 Reasons to Integrate Buddhist Principles Into Your Life

Do you have a spiritual center?

Spirituality is an incredibly important part of life that we shouldn’t discount—what we believe provides our guiding principles, informing every action we take and affecting the very direction of our lives. And if you’ve been looking for a spiritual center that will improve your life in tangible ways, look no further than Buddhism.

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 June 19, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for June 19, 2018

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

Blessings, Cat

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‘Tis June, and all the lowland swamps
Are rich with tufted reeds and ferns,
And filmy with the vaporous damps
That rise when twilight’s crimson burns.
-George Arnold (1834-65)

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Spirituality & Health: 5 Ways to Deal with Allergies Naturally

Allergy reactions always remind me of a roll call of the Seven Dwarfs: Sneezy, Grumpy? Here. Dopey and Sleepy, if you need to take strong allergy medicine. Doc is here if you need an appointment with the allergist. But in all seriousness, seasonal allergic rhinitis, or “hay fever” can make the summer months pretty miserable. For this week’s Healthy Habit, I went in pursuit of a few easy, natural ways to reduce allergy reactions.

https://spiritualityhealth.com/articles/2018/06/18/5-ways-to-deal-with-allergies-naturally

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MindBodyGreen:  Why Being Selfish Is Actually A Good Thing

OK, let’s come clean right off the bat: How many of you felt guilty even seeing the word “selfish” written in the title of this article?

We can all agree that our society has attached a negative connotation to the word “selfish.” It’s used in arguments to suggest that you care about yourself more than your spouse, partner, child, parent, or friend. Somehow you are deemed a “bad” person by focusing on your own needs, desires, and wants first.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/why-being-selfish-is-actually-a-good-thing

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The Tetraktys: Spiritual Hygiene 101 : 10 Easy Ways to Cleanse Your Aura

We already take care of our physical body everyday, by brushing our teeth, taking regular showers, etc. So why don’t we do the same for our spiritual body? Firstly, I will explain some basic notions related to spiritual hygiene. Secondly, I will define exactly what spiritual hygiene is, and why does it matter. Lastly, I will give you my top ten favorite ways of practicing spiritual hygiene.

https://www.thetetraktys.com/2018/spiritual-hygiene-101/

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Elephant Journal: 3 Ways to Get Back on the Spiritual Bandwagon when we Lose our Momentum.

It never ceases to amaze me how easy it is to fall off the wagon when we’re on the spiritual grind.
We get into a nice rhythm of meditation, writing, reading, exercise, and all the rest of it—hitting that sweet spot within our soul and melting into the present moment—

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/06/3-ways-to-get-back-on-the-spiritual-bandwagon-when-we-lose-our-momentum/

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Mother Nature Network: Kilauea’s new spectacle: It’s raining green gems

Kilauea has been erupting for five weeks, forcing evacuations and evaporating Hawaii’s largest freshwater lake in a matter of hours.

Now residents are reporting a new side effect from the volcano: Small green rocks falling from the sky and appearing near lava flows.
It may sound odd, but it’s just nature at work.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/wilderness-resources/stories/hawaiis-kilauea-volcano-raining-green-stones-olivine

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EarthSky News: Moon sweeping through Leo the Lion

On June 17, 18 and 19, the moon is moving through the zodiacal constellation Leo the Lion. It’s to the west of Leo’s brightest star, Regulus, on June 17 and to the east of Regulus on June 18, as seen from the Americas. But there’s more to see in tonight’s sky, if you take the time to look.

http://earthsky.org/tonight/envision-ecliptic-with-the-minds-eye

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Patheos-Pagan: 8 Things to do for Summer Solstice as a Solitary Pagan

Many Pagans are solitary practitioners, either by choice or by necessity. But a lot of Pagan activities for the Summer Solstice are designed for large groups. In 2014 and 2015 I wrote a series of rituals for those working alone on the Wheel of the Year. Every year they’re near the top of the list of most popular posts – here’s the Summer Solstice ritual.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/johnbeckett/2018/06/8-things-to-do-for-summer-solstice-as-a-solitary-pagan.html

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Inner Journey: 

EXPLORE WITH QUESTIONS

“The word ‘question’ is derived from the Latin ‘quarrier’ (to seek) which is also the root of ‘quest.’ A creative life is a continued quest, and good questions can be very useful guides. Most useful are open-ended questions; they allow for fresh unanticipated answers to reveal themselves.”
— Source Unknown

Questions hold the power to draw out answers that surprise us. If we are on an inner journey to greater self-knowledge, we must seek to understand unfamiliar parts of ourselves. The most enlightening answers are released by our subconscious minds or by our intuition. Use questions frequently to go exploring.

Try these out:
• What qualities do you find most attractive in others? How do you exhibit those same qualities?
• What is your greatest fear? Why do you fear that?
• What message is your body trying to get through to you?

“If we would have new knowledge, we must get a whole world of new questions.”
— Susanne K. Langer

“You don’t want a million answers as much as you want a few forever questions.”
— Richard Bach

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

People who do all they can, with what they’ve got, from where they are,  no matter how puny their actions, how tiny their steps, or how futile it may seem, simply have more fun. Way.

Of course, to the uninitiated it doesn’t appear that way. To them it appears as if only those taking gigantic leaps, who drive cars with fancy wheels, have loads of friends, perfect bodies, and fly around the world in First Class Sleeper Seats, are having fun. But what they don’t realize is that we’re often talking about the very same folks, just at different points in their journey.

Coffee, tea, or a brand new Bentley?

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Baked Apple Chips

Looking for some baking inspiration or just a delicious, healthy snack? Homemade apple chips are a great way to feed a crowd and are packed with plentiful nutrition.

https://pioneerthinking.com/baked-apple-chips

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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
June 19, 2018

Creativity

“To fulfill a dream, to be allowed to sweat over lonely labor, to be given the chance to create, is the meat and potatoes of life. The money is the gravy. As everyone else, I love to dunk my crust in it. But alone, it is not a diet designed to keep body and soul together.”  -Bette Davis

Our creativity is our nourishment, it is nutrition for our spirit! We cannot truly live without it. We are born creative beings, and we are creating every moment with every decision that we make. We are creating our lives right now.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 5 Reasons You Have Nothing to Prove

We are people pleasers and depending on your experiences that were predominant during your growing up years, it could be wrecking your life. It is very simple to fall into this trap, especially during times of trials and angst
Read more at  http://www.beliefnet.com/inspiration/5-reasons-you-have-nothing-to-prove.aspx#AfHLGZXCpEalY294.99

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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 June 12, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for June 12, 2018

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

Blessings, Cat

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These are the fields of light, and laughing air,
And yellow butterflies, and foraging bees,
And whitish, wayward blossoms winged as these,
And pale green tangles like a seamaid’s hair.
-Charles G. D. Roberts (1860-1943

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Spirituality & Health: How to Invite Wild Sacred Nature into Your World

You’d be hard pressed to find a problem that cannot be helped by spending time in nature. Studies tell us that even pictures of nature can help us feel calm. Whether we go out to meet nature, or bring nature inside to brighten our rooms, we can infuse the wild sacred beauty of nature into our experience of life.

https://spiritualityhealth.com/blogs/the-present-moment/2018/06/12/how-to-invite-wild-sacred-nature-into-your-world

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MBG: To Anthony Bourdain, With Gratitude

To Anthony Bourdain:
It’s been a rough week, to say the least. I have a lot of questions still—questions without easy or even possible answers—but mostly, I just want to say thank you.
The distinct power of stories—for good, for evil—was something you understood intrinsically.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/remembering-anthony-bourdain

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The Tetraktys: Finding Yourself – How to Free Yourself From Social Anxiety

ere’s a new article, this time about finding yourself and getting rid of social anxiety. I had the idea for this article because I, myself, am writing this one from Oaxaca, Mexico and it made me think about what travelling implies when it comes to social anxiety, or anxiety in general

https://www.thetetraktys.com/2018/finding-yourself-how-to-free-yourself-from-social-anxiety/

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Elephant Journal: June 11-18 Energy Forecast: Have courage & Manifest whatever you Desire

Currently, we are basking in the energy of zodiac sign Gemini, as the sun is temporarily resting in that sign.
The moon will be joining the sun and resting there from June 12th to 13th. Never is division and polarity more prominent than when the sun and moon cozy up and radiate outward from Gemini’s constellation.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/06/june-11th-18th-energy-forecast-have-courage-manifest-whatever-you-desire/

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MNN:  Our brains need silence to make sense of things

The mind may seem to thrive on stimuli — the honking horns, the pixels percolating on this screen at this very moment, or even the way the keyboard feels under your fingers at any given time of day.

But, in fact, it may be what lies between — the time between honks

https://www.mnn.com/green-tech/research-innovations/stories/silence-brain-study-touch-stimulation

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EarthSky News: Top 10 space objects to see during the day

If you think that daytime sky nature-watching is limited to clouds and birds, you might be missing out. Observing space objects in the daytime has its limitations and difficulties, but, as with all skywatching, it also has its rewards. So here is a list of 10 surprising space objects to see in the daytime sky

http://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/10-surprising-things-to-see-in-the-daytime-sky

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Patheos-Pagan: Exploring Daily Practice

A few years ago I started going to the gym on a regular basis. I would listen to music on my headphones (earbuds, whatever) and walk on the treadmill while my daughter was in karate class. I’ve never been an athletic person and running only happens if I’m being chased, but there was an unexpected side effect from my little workout routine. I developed a new daily practice of listening to my spiritual allies.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/thewitchesnextdoor/2018/06/exploring-daily-practice/

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Inner Journey: Capture your inspiration!

“Ideas can come from anywhere and at any time. The problem with making mental notes is that the ink fades very rapidly.”
— Rolf Smith

Insights and inspiration come to us for a reason. Don’t let them disappear on you!

When a great idea pops into your mind, write it down and capture it. Keep a mini-journal or piece of paper with you at all times.

Reflect on your insights. How might you anchor this great idea so it enhances your life?

“Everyone who has ever taken a shower has had an idea. It’s the person who gets out of the shower, dries off, and does something about it that makes a difference.”
— Nolan Bushnell

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Think that it’s fun,  that you’re guided, and that all is well; that there’s time, that life is easy, and that the best has yet to come.

Think that the reasons that elude you will one day catch up, that the lessons that have stumped you will one day bring joy, and that the sorrows that have crippled you will soon give you wings.

Think that you’re important, that you cannot fail, and that happiness always returns.

And think that you’re beautiful.

I do,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: How to Make Zucchini Pickles

These pickles will give dill pickles a run for their money, they are crisp and tasty like their dill counterparts but maybe even better in taste.

https://pioneerthinking.com/how-to-make-zucchini-pickles

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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
June 12,  2018

Humor

“Humor is emotional chaos remembered in tranquility.”  -James Thurber (1894-1961) US humorist, illustrator

Do you remember the TV show “My World and Welcome to It?” It starred William Windom as James Thurber. This was many years ago, so it may be that he played a James Thurber “type,” (I was very young and can’t remember the details. 😉 I loved that show! And I loved how the lesson was that there was always something to laugh at, some funny way of looking at something that we might not have thought of. Sometimes when we’re going through something really awful or embarrassing, we’ll look at one another and say: “Someday we’ll look back on this and laugh.” And doesn’t that happen! Some of our funniest moments come out of our most human foibles. We are funny people, and we can enjoy ourselves.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 21 Quotes that Celebrate Family
Our family members are the people who love us, unconditionally. The love between family members is one of the strongest human connections. Here are 21 Quotes that Celebrate Family.
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 June 5 , 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for June 5 , 2018

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

Blessings, Cat

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In June ’tis good to lie beneath a tree
While the blithe season comforts every sense,
Steeps all the brain in rest, and heals the heart,
Brimming it o’er with sweetness unawares.
-J. R. Lowell (1819-91)

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Spiritual Unite: Mandalas: Spirituality, Art, And Therapy

Mandalas represent a whole world, God, the human being, life, and creation. This circular form is a symbol called archetype, that is, an image that is rooted in the collective subconscious that governs the inner order of nature, as in the zodiac signs system our birthday determines certain aspects of our personality http://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/mandalas-spirituality-art-and-therapy/

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MBG: 6 Things You Should Always Keep In Mind As You’re Manifesting

As a psychic intuitive, I regularly work with clients who are trying to manifest new opportunities and really become co-creators in their own lives. Here are a few mental tips and rituals I’ve seen be really effective at getting people into the manifestation mindset and bringing their dreams—

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/how-to-adopt-a-manifestation-mindset

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MNN: 23 things that aren’t recyclable 

We’ve all probably been guilty of this recycling no-no at least once — discarding a disposable coffee cup or food takeout container in our bin. While you may be thinking you’re doing your part to help, your optimistic recycling may actually be hurting the process.

https://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/recycling/stories/23-things-arent-recyclable

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EarthSky News:  June guide to the bright planets​​

Here’s how to find the bright planets – Jupiter, Venus, Mars, Saturn, Mercury – this month.

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

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Patheos-Pagan: A short theory of the pip cards (The Cartomancer)

This theory applies to the Marseille type of cards, or any other historical deck that has no figurative illustrations on the cards à la the popular Waite-Smith Tarot that features cartoon-like vignettes on every card.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/cartomancer/2018/01/04/short-theory-pip-cards/

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Inner Journey: 

LOVE YOUR SHADOWS

“There is that part of ourselves that feels ugly, deformed, unacceptable. That part, above all, we must learn to cherish, embrace, and call by name.”
— Macrina Wiederkehr

Each of us has characteristics we define as good and those we define as ‘bad.’ The parts of ourselves that we continually reject want to be acknowledged and loved. Until we honour these aspects, they will continue to assert themselves. They will do whatever they can to get our attention.

What aspects of yourself do you reject?

Take a few moments to open to the parts of yourself that you do not love. See each one honestly for what it is. Explore the wounds and the motives that gave rise to its condition. Love a wounded part of yourself and it will heal.

“…self-contempt never inspires lasting change.”
— Jane R. Hirschmann and Carol H. Munter

“The first step toward change is acceptance. Once you accept yourself, you open the door to change. That’s all you have to do. Change is not something you do, it’s something you allow.”
— Will Garcia

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Everyone in your life was specially summoned to help you think and feel things you have never thought or felt before.

It’s working, huh?

Crazy rascals,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Fresh Herb Falafel

When I asked my friends what I should call my falafel recipe, they answered, “Actually Good Falafel.” As the story goes, whenever we order falafel from restaurants, they’re extremely mushy or so dry they crumble. These are made from dry chickpeas that have been soaked overnight, along with fresh herbs. If you’d like a quick and easy tahini-yogurt dip for your falafel, please see the very last step in this recipe.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Fresh-Herb-Falafel.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
June 5 , 2018

Faith

“There is no chance, no destiny, no fate,
Can circumvent or hinder or control
The firm resolve of a determined soul.” -Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Sometimes we want something so badly, yet we’re afraid to really go for it. That’s when we’re told to take a leap of faith. Wow. That leap can be a pretty big one, too. But it is good for us to do this! It is only when we embrace the unknown and venture out into the field of infinite possibilities that we discover what is out there for us.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet:  27 Colors for Your First Aid Kit

Here are 27 colors to help speed up your recovery from the book Color Your Life.
Read more at http://www.beliefnet.com/wellness/galleries/27-colors-for-your-first-aid-kit.aspx#h273MUzDPW7ffZCI.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/