Cat’s Morning Bits for September 17, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for September 17, 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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Through sunny days and yellow weeks,
With clouds that melt in tears,
The glory of the harvest speaks
In all the silken ears.
–J. Hazard Hartzell (1830–90)

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The Tetraktys: Witchy DIY – Sun & Moon Water Jar Tutorial

Hi witches! In this video, I am decorating two jars to collect and store Sun and Moon water. Sun water is water that has been charged with the energy of the sun while moon water contains the energy of the moon. In witchcraft, sun water represents power, masculinity, strenght, protection and charisma, and it is associated with the Horned God. Moon water is associated with the Triple Goddess, and it represents femininity, healing, love, emotions and psychic awareness.

https://www.thetetraktys.com/2019/video-diy-sun-moon-water-jar/

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ThoughtCo: Cailleach, the Ruler of Winter 

The goddess known as Cailleach in Scotland and parts of Ireland is the embodiment of the dark mother, the harvest goddess, the hag or crone entity. She appears in the late fall, as the earth is dying, and is known as a bringer of storms. She is typically portrayed as a one-eyed old woman with bad teeth and matted hair.

https://www.learnreligions.com/cailleach-the-ruler-of-winter-2561705

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MBG: A Rare Retrograde Finally Lifts This Week — And It Could Help Your Career

Have your goals been at a standstill for months? This Wednesday could restore momentum.
If ambitious plans seemed to hit a snag over the past five months, don’t abandon hope! The astrological embargo lifts this Wednesday, September 18, as taskmaster Saturn rouses from a sleepy retrograde that began on April 29.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/weekly-horoscope-september-16-22-2019-from-the-astrotwins

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Daily Good: Diane Ackerman on Deep Play

In this moving piece, poet, essayist, and naturalist Diane Ackerman’s reverence for play is brought to life through selections from her book, “Deep Play”. While others have easily dismissed play as trivial or time-consuming, Ackerman asserts, “Opportunities for deep play abound. In its thrall we become ideal versions of ourselves… [Its] many moods and varieties help to define who we are and all we wish to be.” Reflecting on its evolutionary role, psychological, and spiritual dimensions, Ackerman invites us to reacquaint ourselves with the very activity that makes us human. { read more } http://www.dailygood.org/story/2391/diane-ackerman-on-deep-play-maria-popova/

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Elephant Journal: Discover the Weirdness Inside of You—& Embrace that Sh*t.

Some days I carry meditation beads alongside tins of Copenhagen snuff.
Some days I’m in the four walls of the yoga studio talking dharma and mindfulness. Others I’m choking down tear gas in a stuffy concrete box.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/09/discover-the-weirdness-inside-of-you-embrace-that-sht-phil-sussman/

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MNN: 21 reasons why forests are important
Don’t miss the forest for the trees. Here are a few reminders why woodlands are wonderful — and worth protecting.

Forests cover nearly a third of all land on Earth, providing vital organic infrastructure for some of the planet’s densest, most diverse collections of life. They support countless species, including our own, yet we often seem oblivious of that.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/wilderness-resources/blogs/21-reasons-why-forests-are-important

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EarthSky News:  Use Big Dipper to find North Star

The northern sky is a large clock, with Polaris at its center. The hour hand is a line drawn through Dubhe and Merak, the two pointer stars of the Big Dipper. Because the stars make a full circle in 23 hours 56 minutes instead of exactly 24 hours, this star clock is not exactly the same as the one on the wall, but with a little practice you can learn to read it well.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/use-big-dipper-to-find-polaris-the-north-star

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Patheos-Pagan: Thornapple, Gender and Ritual Application

Cultivating the Devil’s Apple aka Thornapple
I spent part of this afternoon harvesting my Thornapple plants. One of them grew to be close to five feet high! The Thornapple I grew this year is a Datura stramonium var. tatula; similar to the common Datura stramonium only it is less shrubby and has lavender purple flowers.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/poisonersapothecary/2019/09/16/thornapple-gender-ritual/

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Inner Journey: OPEN TO AWARENESS

“Mindfulness means moment-to-moment, non-judgmental awareness. It is cultivated by refining our capacity to pay attention, intentionally, in the present moment, and then sustaining that attention over time as best we can. In the process, we become more in touch with our life as it is unfolding.”
— Myla & Jon Kabat-Zinn

Why do we want to become more aware?

If we remain unaware, we:
• repeat the past,
• remain stuck in relationships,
• live superficial, literal and one dimensional lives,
• lack experiences of love and beauty, and
• have limited connection to others and the universe.

With awareness, we are fully involved with life. Awareness is sensing deeply and sensitively for what really is. To do this, we need to approach the present as totally new. When we can be open and attentive in each moment, we begin to free ourselves from the conditioning of the past and the suffering that it so often brings.

“If moment by moment you can keep your mind clear then nothing will confuse you.”
— Sheng Yen

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Funny, huh, how some folks think that avoiding challenges will bring them peace?

As if the peace they now know didn’t come from earlier challenges that were faced, and mastered.

OK – not really that funny,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Frozen Yogurt Bark

This is an enjoyable and healthy dessert for all ages! You can customize your yogurt bark with any toppings you have at home, or a great way to use up any last ingredients you have.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Frozen-Yogurt-Bark.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
September 17, 2019

Language

“There have been periods in the history of the various cultures, when the language of spirituality was clear, accurate and exhaustive. At the present time it is muddled, inadequate to the fact and dangerously equivocal. Lacking a proper vocabulary, people find it hard, not only to think about the most important issues of life, but even to realize that these issues exist.”

-Aldous Huxley (1894-1963)

This is really interesting to think about. Is our language of spirituality clear, accurate and exhaustive? So many times, when asked about our beliefs, it seems it’s hard to put into words. It’s difficult to define any big concept like that because the meanings of words can vary based upon the experience of each person. But we have to start somewhere. It might be a good exercise to write up some of our own definitions just to see what kind of language we come up with to express ourselves. We might just discover something about ourselves long the way, too. Start with these: love, joy, peace, faith.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Lovers
Preconceived notions and old ideas could make it hard to deal with all the new and different situations and requests that could crop up today. It’s possible that you’re not actually being presented choices that must be made now or soon. Just as likely you’re being tested or tempted. It may be hard to resist a knee jerk reaction or two. Avoid committing to anything definite if you can

astrology.com

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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 September 10, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for September 10, 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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Look! Look down in the garden how
The firefly lights are flitting now!
A million tiny sparks I know
Flash through the pinks and golden-glow.
-Evaleen Stein (1863-1923)

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ThoughtCo: Rites, Rituals and Ways to Celebrate Mabon, the Autumn Equinox

Depending on your individual spiritual path, there are many different ways you can celebrate Mabon, the autumn equinox, but typically the focus is on either the second harvest aspect, or the balance between light and dark. This, after all, is the time when there is an equal amount of day and night.

https://www.learnreligions.com/mabon-rites-and-rituals-2562284

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MBG: Astrology Says: You Might Want To Start Planning A Big Indulgence For Saturday

Tuesday will be an invitation to slow down and tune into the present moment.
How much is too much? Relying on gut checks and public consensus won’t be the best yardstick this week, as planets dance into a series of befuddling formations.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/weekly-horoscope-for-september-9-to-15-2019-from-the-astrotwins

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Daily Good: Inner Preacher vs Inner Teacher

Between message and meaning, “Art is co-created by artist and audience, by writer and reader.” In this Ursula K. Le Guin essay, Maria Popova explores the questions of where to find strength and hope, what is a writer’s calling in this time and place, what work will make a difference, and how we might create a community of purpose. To each, Le Guin’s answer is in trying to write well. Writing is not the “vehicle of a message.” It is lines of words that try to express things that are true and important. Truths are not put there but revealed “out of the corner of (the reader’s) eye.” It is not preached, but taught in the “area of silence, that empty space, in which other and further truths and perceptions can form in other minds.” { read more } http://www.dailygood.org/story/2383/inner-preacher-vs-inner-teacher-maria-popova/

Be The Change

Reflect on the questions posed to Le Guin based on your own situation: where do you find strength and hope, what is your calling in this time and place, what work will make a difference, how might you create a community of purpose?

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Elephant Journal: The Full Moon in Pisces brings us Home to our Heart & Soul. {September 14, 2019}

Life is a journey that can help us when we choose to align our hearts with our actions, speak kind words, and deal with our own inner security and conflict, and make the necessary transformations within rather than projecting problems onto people or acting out our pain.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/09/the-full-moon-in-pisces-brings-us-home-to-our-heart-soul-september-14-2019-kali-bliss/

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Gold Color Meaning – The Color Gold
If you like the color gold, then you likely have a charming personality and exude confidence and magnetism. You are also friendly, but egotistic, passionate yet anxious, selective but can also be discriminating. If you are planning to use gold in your website design, be aware that it can look like dirty yellow, so that might not be a good idea.

https://www.color-meanings.com/gold-color-meaning-the-color-gold/

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Pioneer Thinking: Preserving Your Pumpkin Harvest

After you’ve picked the best pumpkins to carve and display, what do you do with the rest of them? I’ve discovered some interesting and unique ways to use up every last bit of your pumpkin crop this year..

https://pioneerthinking.com/preserving-your-pumpkin-harvest

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EarthSky News: Neptune opposite sun September 10

On September 9, Earth and Neptune were closest for 2019. One day later, on September 10, Neptune reaches opposition, when it is 180 degrees from the sun in our sky. In other words, on September 10, Earth passes more or less between Neptune and the sun, as we do every year in our yearly orbit.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/neptune-comes-closest-to-earth-for-the-year

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Patheos-Pagan: The Turning of the Seasons, The Shifting of Light and Leaves

In the Northern hemisphere, the leaves are starting to change. The nights are coming quicker and the temperatures kiss my skin with coolness. The season is changing and the call for inward reflection calls my name.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/chargedbythegoddess/2019/09/the-turning-of-the-seasons-the-shifting-of-light-and-leaves/

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Inner Journey:

DIRECT YOUR EVOLUTION

“Consciousness is the basis of all life and the field of all possibilities. Its nature is to expand and unfold its full potential. The impulse to evolve is thus inherent in the very nature of life.”
— Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

Unlike other species, human beings can monitor our own evolutionary process. Better yet, we have the awareness and power to design our evolutionary path.

As creators, we are not limited to evolving through tiny, incremental steps. With our potent imaginations, we can design and manifest dramatic, profound change. How remarkable! What an awesome responsibility. What fun!

Our challenge is to break free of our present concept of reality to create brand new dreams that will bring the ideal to life.

“There is only one thing more powerful than all the armies of the world, that is an idea whose time has come.”
— Victor Hugo

“We lie in the lap of immense intelligence.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Here are a few techniques learned from children, that will help anyone take their game, or their life, to a whole new level:

1. Once a day playfully imagine that you’re already living at that new level.

2. Frequently speak in gratitude as if you’ve already arrived.

3. Occasionally do something you never would have done at the old level… like praise yourself, reward yourself, or cluck a few times with thumbs under your arms.

I won’t tell a soul,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Sweet and Sour Refrigerator Pickles

It is so simple to make your first pickles. With an abundance of cucumbers in my garden, I whipped up some delicious pickles for us to enjoy during the fall

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Sweet-and-Sour-Refrigerator-Pickles.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

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Daily Wisdom
September 10, 2019 

Destiny

“It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.”

-William Shakespeare

We each are here for a reason. Sometimes we know the reason, sometimes we don’t, it is up to each one of us to find that reason for ourselves. Sometimes we just have to go along, doing our stuff, knowing that when we follow our hearts it leads us to where we need to be. And wherever that is, is not only for our own good, but for the collective good. We learn from each other, and somehow, everything works out.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Star

No matter what is on the schedule, you may need to step out and start something else new and exciting. Your regular duties and usual work won’t be neglected. You’ll just realize that there are other wonderful things that you do not want to postpone nor neglect any longer. This kind of dynamic spirit makes the day go fast and makes everything easier. Have a great day!

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/

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 September 3, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for September 3, 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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Many swarms of wild bees descended on our fields:
Stately stood the wheatstalk with head bent high:
Big of heart we laboured at storing mighty yields,
Wool and corn, and clusters to make men cry!
-George Meredith (1828-1909)

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Natural Living Ideas: 3 Fall Simmer Pot Blends To Make Your Home Smell Like Autumn

Fill your home with the scent of fall with these easy, natural blends. Scents have an amazing ability to change moods, well-being and comfort.

https://www.naturallivingideas.com/fall-simmer-pot-blends/

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ThoughtCo: Mabon: The Autumn Equinox

It is the time of the autumn equinox, and the harvest is winding down. The fields are nearly empty because the crops have been plucked and stored for the coming winter. Mabon is the mid-harvest festival, and it is when we take a few moments to honor the changing seasons and celebrate the second harvest.

https://www.learnreligions.com/all-about-mabon-the-autumn-equinox-2562286

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Elephant Journal: The Most Wild & Dark time of our Lives, according to Astrology.

If you haven’t entered your Saturn return, or aren’t aware of what a Saturn return is, it’s basically a huge energetic shift within our lives.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/08/the-wild-and-dark-beauty-of-your-saturn-return-gab-cohen/

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Purple Color Meaning – The Color Purple
Purple combines the stability of the blue color and the energy of the red. Through the ages, purple has always been associated with royalty, nobility and prestige. The color purple can symbolize mystery, magic, power and luxury.

https://www.color-meanings.com/purple-color-meaning-the-color-purple/

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MNN: Ode to Martha, the last passenger pigeon
One of eastern North America’s most iconic animals vanished forever on Sept. 1, 1914.

The last passenger pigeon on Earth died just more than 100 years ago. Housed at the Cincinnati Zoo and named “Martha,” she was the final holdout of a species that went from one of the planet’s most abundant birds to one of its highest-profile extinctions. And it all happened within a few decades, an early stage of what many scientists now agree is Earth’s sixth mass extinction event.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/blogs/ode-to-martha-the-last-passenger-pigeon

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EarthSky News: Young moon, stars, a planet September 3-5

As darkness falls on September 3 and 4, 2019, watch for the waxing crescent moon to travel in front of the constellation Libra the Scales, past Libra’s alpha star Zubenelgenubi and famous green star Zubeneschamali. Then, as the moon continues going eastward in its orbit around Earth, it’ll sweep up toward the star Antares – the Heart of the Scorpion in Scorpius and a red supergiant star – and the very bright planet Jupiter.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/moon-in-libra-on-september-3-and-4

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Patheos-Pagan: A Heathen Fall Equinox Celebration

Autumn is nearly upon us. Each morning I wake up now, the air has a coolness to it. Mist settles in the little dells on my way to work. The fall equinox, the autumnal equinox, whatever you want to call it: it’s almost here.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/heathenatheart/2019/09/a-heathen-fall-equinox/

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Inner Journey:

TIME FOR STILLNESS

“We’re so engaged in doing things to achieve purposes of outer value that we forget that the inner value, the rapture that is associated with being alive, is what it’s all about.”
— Joseph Campbell

The sages all say that the path to liberation is found in entering the stillness within. To experience that stillness, we need to be willing to regularly stop the activity for a while.

How do we do this in a busy life? We set our priorities. Perhaps it means giving up a TV program or using a coffee break to grab a few moments of solitude. Perhaps we have to ask our partner, relative or neighbour to give us 30 minutes of time away from the kids. If we really want something, we can make it happen.

“Learn to pause… or nothing worthwhile will catch up to you.”
— Doug King

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe 

The top 10 signs a really huge dream of yours is about to come true, are:

1.You regularly visualize the end result, the after-party, or beyond.
2.Every day you “show up,” doing something about it.
3.You’re not attached to how it will come true.
4.It really matters to you; you really care.
5.You know who the first 3 people are that you’ll call with the news.
6.You’re smiling and winking way more than normal.
7.Sometimes you speak and behave as if it already has.
8.It probably doesn’t depend upon specific people.
9.You already know what your next goal is.
10.You keep whispering, “Sweet! Thank you! Yes!” with clutched fist.

Sweet! Thank you! Yes!

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe:  Maple Baked Peaches

The delicious flavor of maple syrup makes these baked peaches a special treat.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Maple-Baked-Peaches-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
September 3, 2019

Teachers

“The teacher is no longer merely the-one-who-teaches, but one who is himself taught in dialogue with the students, who in turn while being taught also teach.”

-Paulo Freire (1921-1997)

It is true that one of the best ways to learn is to teach. It gives us a better understanding of the material from the ground up. If we can take something complicated and distill it down so that someone else can learn it, we are mastering the concept ourselves. In addition, in the role of teacher, we are asked questions – questions we might never have thought of on our own. In finding the answers, we learn more about the concept, and about ourselves. So the students become the teachers as well. We are all teachers, just as we are all students.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Pope

Save those creative, foot-loose and fancy-free activities for another day and focus on the nuts and bolts. If you’ve been putting off doing something necessary but not fun, knock it out now and then feel accomplished when finished. You can earn a lot of regard and admiration for this. You won’t be allowed to keep too low a profile, so just step up and do what’s important for today. You should encounter no resistance

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com
Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/

Cat’s Morning Bits for August 27, 2019

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for August 27, 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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August brings the golden grain;
Harvesttime is here again.
-Sara Coleridge (1802-52)

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ThoughtCo: 7 Goddesses of Empowerment

Think you’d like to embrace the sacred feminine as part of your spiritual development? Here are seven goddesses from around the globe who embody female strength and empowerment in a number of different ways. See which one resonates with you the most!

https://www.learnreligions.com/goddesses-of-empowerment-4151713

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The Secrets of the Pineal Gland

The pineal gland, which was once called the ‘third eye,’ is a little organ found somewhere down in the focal point of the cerebrum. Named for its pinecone shape, this organ secretes melatonin, which assumes a job in the body’s inner clock.

https://individualogist.com/the-secrets-of-the-pineal-gland?mpweb=1230-1403-784234

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Daily Good: Chitrakoot’s Tree Man: 11 Years, 40,000 Trees

The tragic death of his wife and three children led Bhaiyyaram to vow to live only for others. He began to plant trees on fallow land near his village. No water near, so four times each day he hauled two 20-kilo boxes with a rope slung over his shoulders. Living in a hut he built nearby to guard the trees from thieves, his eleven years of work has produced a plantation of 40,000 trees. { read more } http://www.dailygood.org/story/2374/chitrakoot-s-tree-man-11-years-40-000-trees-khabar-lahariya/

Be The Change

What do you find is lacking in your neighborhood that you could do something about? Plant a tree, cultivate a garden, gather friends to clean out a vacant lot that’s used for garbage, spend a little time creating something beautiful.

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Elephant Journal: 3 Reminders that the Ocean is a Home to be Taken Cared Of.

What are the problems, and where are the solutions, to help us better protect our most precious resource?
With microbeads now being considered a toxic substance in Canada we thought we’d share this photo of us hunting for plastic in the middle of what’s been dubbed “The Great Pacific Garbage Patch,” a massive collection of plastic waste congregated together by swirling ocean currents known as gyres.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/08/3-reminders-from-the-ocean-that-we-need-to-take-environmental-issues-seriously-tyler-alex-mifflin/

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Herbal Muse: Elegant Lady: Queen Anne’s Lace

Queen Anne’s lace (Daucus carota) is a member of the Apiaceae (formerly Umbelliferae) family, which includes celery, angelica, dill, parsley, carrot and many other flowering plants known for their umbrella-like flowerheads and feathery foliage. It is known as Queen Anne’s lace primarily in North America and by several other common names elsewhere, such as bird’s nest, bishop’s lace and wild carrot. Its royal moniker reputedly arose when the 18th century monarch, Queen Anne of England, pricked her finger and spilled a drop of blood onto the white lace she was darning, representing the tiny, solo reddish-purple flower visible at the center of the umbrel.

https://www.herbalmusings.com/single-post/2019/08/25/Elegant-Lady-Queen-Anne%E2%80%99s-Lace

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EarthSky News: Before dawn, Orion the Hunter

I noticed on your site that Orion returned to the predawn sky in late July. You called it the ‘ghost of the summer dawn.’ Due to cloudy skies and other conditions, I was not able to see it until August 6. When will Orion return to the evening sky?

https://earthsky.org/tonight/orion-well-up-before-dawn-in-september

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Patheos-Pagan: Phoenix Rising: When The Cauldron’s A-Rocking, Ceridwen’s Come Knocking

Ah, Ceridwen. The badass biddy who suffers no fools and has no qualms about hitting you upside the head with a clue by four should you refuse to listen to what she has to say. Her love is of the tough variety, but it is love nonetheless. Ceridwen’s cauldron has been busy of late. Have you noticed?

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/agora/2019/08/phoenix-rising-when-the-cauldrons-a-rocking-ceridwens-come-knocking/

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Inner Journey:

TIME TO CHANGE DIRECTION?

“Employ the power of positive quitting. Most of us view quitting as something negative, but it’s not. ‘Winners never quit,’ we’re told, when, in reality, winners quit all the time: choosing to stop doing things that aren’t creating the results they desire. When you quit all the things that aren’t working for you, when you quit tolerating all the negative things that hold you back, you’ll create a positive ‘charge’ in your life as well as create the space in your life for more positive experiences.”
— Jim Allen

“I like thinking of possibilities. At any time, an entirely new possibility is liable to come along and spin you off in an entirely new direction. The trick, I’ve learned, is to be awake to the moment.”
— Doug Hall

“Persons and societies do not submit passively to surroundings and events. They make choices as to the places where they live and the activities in which they engage — choices based on what they want to be, to do and to become. Furthermore, persons and societies often change their goals and ways; they can even retrace their steps and start in a new direction if they believe they are on a wrong course. Thus, whereas animal life is prisoner of biological evolution which is essentially irreversible, human life has the wonderful freedom of social evolution which is rapidly reversible and creative. Wherever human beings are concerned, trend is not destiny.”
— Rene Dubos

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A Note from the Universe 

Did you know that if you get happy enough, you can actually hear colors and see music?

Paint without numbers? Eat desserts and lose weight? Spend money and have more?

Heal the sick? Feed the poor? Love unconditionally? And live forever?

If, you get happy enough.

I am,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Strawberry Mango Sorbet

This is a quick and easy sorbet that doesn’t require an ice cream maker. A bit of heavy cream pureed with ripe fruits make for an excellent treat once frozen. I love this for hot summer days!

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Strawberry-Mango-Sorbet.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
August 27, 2019

Leisure

“Leisure is the mother of Philosophy.”

-Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679)

Remember the “Leisure Suits” that were so popular in the 70’s? As if we needed the appropriate attire to lounge around in… It seems funny now, but it was so stylin’ then! But maybe the real point was that we didn’t necessarily need the suits, but we did, and do, need the leisure. In some strange way, that was brought to our attention. It might benefit us psychologically to “suit up” – whether it’s in our yoga pants or in our pajamas, to spend some time down time, some time to clear our minds so that we can open our minds to deep thought.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Thr Magician

Be organized, stick to your personal routine, and don’t gloss over any steps if you want to get the results you have in mind. This could be a day better for practice than for performance. Do your best, be forgiving of yourself about any minor slip-ups, and have no regrets. You know what you’re already good at, so focus on that and glide through the day.

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/

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com
Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/

Cat’s Morning Bits for August 20, 2019

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for August 20, 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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When high the sun in noonday glory rides,
Where willows keep the lake’s green margin cool,
The speckled trout amid their shadow hides,
And dragonflies haunt every shaded pool.
-Thomas S. Collier (1842-93)

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Did you know………….

A cat’s eyesight is both better and worse than humans. It is better because cats can see in much dimmer light and they have a wider peripheral view. It’s worse because they don’t see color as well as humans do. Scientists believe grass appears red to cats.

https://www.factretriever.com/cat-facts

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ThoughtCo: How to Do a Candle Wax Reading

A candle wax reading is similar to reading tea leaves, but instead of reading symbols and messages formed by wet tea leaves inside your teacup, it’s the candle drippings formed in water that we interpret. No matter what type of divination tools you use, two basic elements are required: 1) A Question and 2) An Answer

https://www.learnreligions.com/candle-wax-reading-1729540

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MBG: Why Seeking Joy Should Be Part Of Your Spiritual Practice

With all the conflict, suffering, and healing work that needs to be done in the world today, it’s tempting to undervalue joy. In the spiritual community, there is a lot of emphasis on working to improve yourself and society at large. This healing work is hugely important—but it can also sound tiring and intimidating.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/why-joy-is-an-essential-part-of-any-spiritual-practice

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Pioneer Thinking: Make Herbal Extracts in Your Kitchen

Herbal extracts are made from herbs and alcohol. Alcohol has the effect of removing essential oils from the plant material and releasing them into a liquid solution. Extracts are used in the kitchen for flavoring foods and beverages.
https://pioneerthinking.com/herbal-extracts-are-easy-to-make-in-your-kitchen-2

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Today’s Deity: Greek Goddess Bia

Bia was a Titan goddess in Greek mythology, daughter of the Titans Pallas and Styx, and had three siblings; Nike, Kratos, and Zelus. Bia was the personification of force. During the Titanomachy, the war between the Titans and the Olympians out of which the latter emerged victorious, Bia and her siblings sided with Zeus, along with Styx. To honour them, Zeus made the four siblings his constant companions.
See Also: Pallas, Styx, Zeus

https://www.greekmythology.com/Other_Gods/Bia/bia.html

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Elephant Journal: 4 Tools to Process all the Mental & Emotional Noise in our Lives.

Our lives are increasingly oversaturated with noise.
As with the nature of saturation, what we get are various degrees of distortion and shifts in density, all in order to achieve harmonic excitement of some sort—certain elements are made to sound more exciting in order to trigger our responses.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/08/4-tools-to-process-all-the-mental-emotional-noise-in-our-lives-xiren-wang/

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MNN: Reef fish sing a ‘dawn chorus’ like songbirds

On land, being serenaded by birds is a familiar morning routine for many people, especially in healthy ecosystems. We often take this dawn chorus for granted, but it’s part of a natural soundscape that can have therapeutic effects for humans.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/blogs/reef-fish-sing-dawn-chorus-birds

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EarthSky News: Moon sweeps past planet Uranus

On the mornings of August 21 and 22, you’ll find the waxing gibbous moon sweeping close to the planet Uranus. They’ll be up late at night, too, but low in the sky. You’ll have a better view of them in the wee hours, or before dawn breaks.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/moon-sweeps-by-uranus-august-20-and-21

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Patheos-Pagan: The Forgetting of Our Magick

Yesterday, I attended a council meeting of our local Goddess temple. I know, how lucky am I to live in a place that has a Goddess temple?! Towards the end of the meeting, we discussed the state of the world at large and how helpless we can feel at times. One person remembered a hopeless time in their lives when all was bleak and then she remembered who she was and what she could do.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/witchindeed/2019/08/the-forgetting-of-our-magick/

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Inner Journey:

NEED HELP?

“Asking for help doesn’t mean that we are weak or incompetent. It usually indicates an advanced level of honesty and intelligence.”
— Anne Wilson Schaef

The path of healing begins with awareness that things can be different. We must be willing to open to the potential, the possibility for change.

We also need to acknowledge that we are not in this experience alone, without support. The divine power of love is here for us if we are willing to open to receive it. Sincerely ask for help and loving support will manifest in both mundane and magical ways.

“The healthy, the strong individual, is the one who asks for help when he needs it. Whether he has an abscess on his knee or in his soul.”
— Rona Barrett

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Performing miracles isn’t a matter of doing the impossible, it’s a matter of redefining the possible.

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Honey Ice Cream

Honey is a delicious addition to homemade ice cream.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Honey-Ice-Cream-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
August 20, 2019

Paradoxes

“All cases are unique, and very similar to others.”

-T.S. Eliot (1888-1965)

I find this to be true every day of my life. We’re each living our individual lives, going about our business, and our families- and when we take time to connect with each other, we find out that so often we’re going through the same things! We can relate to each other, because in a way we’re living out the same scenarios. It helps to share our experiences, rather than to feel that we’re in it alone.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Temerance

Pace yourself today and get more done than you might imagine as the day begins. It’s all right to be tired from time to time. It doesn’t have to cripple all your plans for the day. Maintain a sensible balance, remember to eat healthy, take a short break once and a while, and don’t aim too high. There’s plenty of work to be done that you can handle with ease.

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/

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com
Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/

Cat’s Morning Bits for August 13, 2019

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for August 13, 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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Summertime
And the living is easy
Fish are jumpin’
And the cotton is high.
-DuBose Heyward (1885-1940)

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ThoughtCo: An Introduction to Wildcrafting

In addition to growing your own magical herbs in your garden, in many areas you can harvest herbs from their natural environment—in the wild. This is known as wildcrafting, and is becoming a popular pastime.

https://www.learnreligions.com/what-is-wildcrafting-2562016

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Herbal Muse: Study: Matcha Tea Eases Anxiety

A single serving of matcha tea contains the nutritional value of 10 cups of ordinary brewed green tea and 137 times more antioxidants. Now, researchers have found that matcha reduces anxiety.

https://www.herbalmusings.com/single-post/2019/08/08/Study-Matcha-Tea-Eases-Anxiety

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Daily Good: How Cultural Differences Shape Gratitude

“Most of what we know about it [gratitude] comes from studying Americans–and, specifically, the mainly white American college students from the campuses where researchers work. That creates a cultural bias in the science, and that’s why more and more researchers are exploring what gratitude looks and feels like in a range of cultures.” This article shares more.

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2369/how-cultural-differences-shape-gratitude-kira-m-newman/

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Elephant Journal: The Real Reasons why Feng Shui starts with Decluttering.
In the Western world, Feng Shui is widely misunderstood as a manifestation tool.
This is unsurprising given that it’s so often peddled as just that. And people have mixed results—for some it works like a charm and others have frustratingly poor outcomes.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/08/why-feng-shui-often-doesnt-work-and-how-to-fix-that/

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Pioneer Thinking: Ayurvedic Self Massage

Wonderfully relaxing and energizing at the same time, a daily self-massage with warm oil is easy to do and takes only about 30 minutes. You can do it at home each morning, and reap the benefits of this luxurious therapy all day long.

https://pioneerthinking.com/the-ayurvedic-self-massage

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EarthSky News: Peak Perseid mornings: August 11, 12, 13

When is the peak of the Perseid meteor shower in 2019? The most meteors are most likely to fall in the predawn hours on August 13, yet under the light of a bright waxing gibbous moon. The mornings of August 11 and 12 are surely worth trying, too, especially as there will be more moon-free viewing time on these mornings

https://earthsky.org/tonight/peak-night-for-the-perseid-meteor-shower

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Today’s Deity: Dagda – A Powerful Leader Of The Tuatha De Danann In Celtic Mythology

The Dagda was an ancient god of the earth, originally an agricultural god. When Christianity became dominant in Ireland, the Dagda became a comical figure, a brute giant with a huge gut. This was poor treatment of this respected god of many talents, called the “Good God” or “Shining” in old Celtic myths

http://www.ancientpages.com/2018/06/16/god-dagda-a-powerful-leader-of-the-tuatha-de-danann-in-celtic-mythology/

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Patheos Pagan: The Mystic Pagan

I was always interested in spirituality, not religion, but direct connection with the source, whatever it might be. I didn’t care what it was called. I fell in love with meditation, exercise, and philosophy at a very young age, and thrived in the exploration of these things in college where I decided that I needed to develop myself in order to experience life and my spirituality more fully.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/naturessacredjourney/2019/08/mystic-pagan/

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Inner Journey:

TRYING TOO HARD?

“Thinking about interior peace destroys interior peace. The patient who constantly feels his pulse is not getting any better.”
— Hubert van Zeller

Are you trying too hard to be good, to be perfect, to be spiritual?

‘Trying too hard’ is an expression of fear. If you can replace the fear with faith that everything always serves our highest good, your confidence and peace of mind will serve your aspirations.

“So many people work so hard, to achieve, attain, accumulate and cherish their fortunes. How many of us blissfully fill our days and nights being the Divine expression we are? This is the meaning of life. It is to be. As a result, all of your creations are a natural outflow from the Divine within your being. This is the joy of life.”
— Barbara Rose

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

The evolution of all spiritual life includes 3 absolutes:

1. You will love.

2. You will be loved.

3. The former will eventually be far more important to you than the latter.

Grasshopper,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Cilantro Salad Dressing Recipe

A fresh cilantro dressing is a great way to liven up any salad.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Cilantro-Salad-Dressing-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
August 13, 2019

Ideas

“Ideas come from God.”

-Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

Ideas are so ethereal- we wonder where they come from, how we “get” them. There is one school of thought that says that there are no new ideas- that every idea ever conceived is floating around in the universe and it is up to us to tap into that intelligence, and kind of “download” it into our consciousness. It makes sense that ideas come from God. But then we have to wonder if God “gives” us these ideas, or if we go out there and “find” them from our own creative pursuits.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Death

A change has been in the air for some time and today the actual transformation could happen. There’s nothing to be afraid of, or to dread, or to fear losing. Room is being made and energy is being set aside for something new and better for you. It could be something small or something large, but whatever it is will be meaningful and affect your daily life.

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/

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com
Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/

Cat’s Morning Bits for August 6, 2019

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for August 6,  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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The sun is an eagle old,
There in the windless west.
Atop of the spirit-cliffs
He builds him a crimson nest.”
-Vachel Lindsay (1879-1931)

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Spiritual Unite: Blue Ray Healing – Spreading Love And Light

Blue Ray healing is practiced by the Blue Rays, who are an especially empathic and emotionally attuned group of Lightworkers.
Although their first mission is often to heal themselves, many receive the knowledge of their real mission on Earth a little later in life

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/blue-ray-healing/

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ThoughtCo: What Your Dreams Mean in Hindu Symbolism

For a Hindu mystic, dream interpretation can provide a window into the future. Objects, characters, and emotions that appear in a person’s dreams all take on symbolic meanings to be analyzed and interpreted. Some symbols are harbingers of great luck or grave danger, while others may predict a mix of fortunes.

https://www.learnreligions.com/dream-symbols-and-meanings-1770563

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Did you know…
Crows have such high level of intelligence that it has been observed that if a crow is unable to crack a nut, then it puts it on a highway so that vehicle could pass over it to crack it open. It was also observed that they prefer to put the nut under smaller vehicles so that the kernel is not be reduced to pulp!

http://www.interestingfunfacts.com/amazing-facts-about-crow.html

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Daily Good: Working for Peace in a Violent World

“The work of Joseph Campbell and countless others makes it clear that the destructive aspects of the world, and the knowledge that each of us will die, has forever been a deep challenge to reconcile with a celebration of life. It’s not getting easier. There’s a web of relationships in a globalized world that make it difficult to live without being destructive. Even when sincerely striving to be peaceful, we may still be violent. When trying to help, we can cause harm. The laptop I use to write about peace runs on Congolese conflict minerals. Even something as simple as a toothbrush has a vast meaning when we explore it.” So where do we start? Matthew Legge shares more in this excerpt from his new book, “Are We Done Fighting?” { read more } http://www.dailygood.org/story/2365/working-for-peace-in-a-violent-world-matthew-legge/

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Pioneer Thinking: Sage As An Herbal Remedy

Sage can help improve your lifespan. It also has plenty other benefits and uses. Find out what they are and how to use the sage plant for healing.

https://pioneerthinking.com/sage-as-a-herbal-remedy

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Spirit Library: Awesome August Is Here! ( a message from Kari Samuels)

Helllllo Leo Season!

It’s time for you to rekindle your passions and reclaim your power.

Leo loves a little drama, so I’ll begin by sharing a little story.

https://spiritlibrary.com/kari-samuels/awesome-august-is-here

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Today’s Deity: Egyptian God Anubis

Anubis is known as the god of death and is the oldest and most popular of ancient Egyptian deities. The ancient Egyptians revered Anubis highly because they believed he had tremendous power over both their physical and spiritual selves when they died.

https://www.ancient-egypt-online.com/anubis.html

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EarthSky News: Will you catch Mercury at dawn? 

Although it’s intrinsically a bright object, Mercury often appears as this photo shows it, in a sky washed with twilight colors. Seeing it often requires a search. On the other hand, for much of every year,

https://earthsky.org/tonight/will-you-catch-mercury-at-dawn

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Patheos-Pagan: Bewitching Birch… A Tree of Many Magicks, and the Devil

The Paper Birch, or Betula Papyrifera is a shorter lived birch tree growing in North America, with the folk names of Beithe, Berke, and Bouleau, to name a few. These trees are often one of the first species to reestablish itself after a forest fire, which is kinda ironic knowing some of the darker folklore of this magickal tree. For a dark side this tree has…

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/witchofthewoodwithravenwood/2019/02/bewitching-birch-a-tree-of-many-magicks-and-the-devil/

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Inner Journey:

BRING AWARENESS TO YOUR GENEROSITY

“Generosity lies less in giving much than in giving at the right moment.”
— Jean De La Bruyère

While it’s important to give, it’s also essential that we not give more than we can afford. Only you can determine the appropriate amount of time or money you can give away, but it should not cause you hardship. We need to respect our own needs as well as the needs of others.

When do you give more than you can afford?

“Generosity is another quality which, like patience, letting go, non-judging, and trust, provides a solid foundation for mindfulness practice. You might experiment with using the cultivation of generosity as a vehicle for deep self-observation and inquiry as well as an exercise in giving.”
— Jon Kabat Zinn

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Never speak in absolute terms unless you’re speaking about how happy, wonderful and amazing you are.

Or, when speaking of absolute terms.

Totally,

The  Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Cold Soba Noodle Salad

When we have left over rotisserie chicken or any chicken on hand this is our go to quick meal. Tastes delicious and very easy to make.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Cold-Soba-Noodle-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
August 6, 2019

Independence

“The first of earthly blessings, independence.”

-Edward Gibbon (1737-1794)

Independence is a big word, and one that held a lot of meaning for our forefathers who wrote the Declaration of Independence 227 years ago. It seems like a long time ago, but then it’s so relatively recent compared with some of these quotes we read here, some dating back thousands of years. I remember when our country celebrated it’s bicentennial in 1976. In my hometown, Palo Alto, California, all the fire hydrants were painted red, white and blue to celebrate! I was just a little kid then, so I don’t think I really understood the significance of that day. But I do now. Independence is indeed a blessing.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Pope

People may look to you to get some enthusiasm back into their lives. If sagging a little in spirit yourself, you can still inspire others. This can cheer you up, too, so don’t underestimate a small glimmer of joy in something that you genuinely love. No one has to agree with you. They only have to allow you to do what feels best to you – and you to them

astrology.com

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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/