Cat’s Morning Bits for September 11, 2019

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for September 11, 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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O sweet September rain!
I hear it fall upon the garden beds,
Freshening the blossoms which begin to wane.
-Mortimer Collins (1827-76)

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ThoughtCo:  Disposal of Ritual Offerings

A common question that comes up is the matter of how to dispose of offerings made during a ritual once the ritual has concluded. Disposal methods may vary, depending on a few things. For instance, does your particular magical tradition require you to dispose of offerings in a certain way?

https://www.learnreligions.com/disposal-of-ritual-offerings-2561979

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MBG: What Is Color Therapy & How Can It Help Heal Our Chakras?

Practice color therapy via the natural world.
Notice the myriad ways in nature that color appears, and use the vibration of the light from those natural objects to affect you. For example:

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/what-is-color-therapy-and-how-can-it-help-heal-our-chakras

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Daily Good: Artists as Hoarders

When does collecting material for prospective art projects cross over and become hoarding? When it takes up so much space it requires a warehouse? When the time to collect and sort and store it all amounts to your entire lifetime? And what kind of imagination plus dedication does it take to finally assemble all the bits and pieces into something qualifying as art? Mirka Knaster opens the portal into the fascinating world of artists around the globe who hoard their way to stunningly beautiful and creative pieces of art. Dive in and become amazed. { read more } http://exploringtheheartofit.weebly.com/blog/artists-as-hoarders

Be The Change

Open the junk drawer. Dump it out and sort it by color. Create something; anything. Hang it up and sit silently with your creation, the way you would pause in front of a masterpiece.

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Elephant Journal: Om Mani Padme Hum: a Meditation on Acceptance.

It’s all medicine.
Each moment provides its unique offering.
I want to inspire. To inhale. To breathe in life, presence, peace

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/09/om-mani-padme-hum-a-meditation-on-acceptance-michelle-margaret-fajkus/

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Silver Color Meaning – The Color Silver
The color silver means different things across different cultures, countries and religions. Like gold, silver is a shiny and metallic color that is symbolic of wealth and riches. In this article, we will study some other silver color meanings across different aspects.

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

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MNN: How a turtle tunnel is saving lives in Wisconsin

There’s a stretch of Wisconsin State Highway 66 right around where it crosses the Plover River that has a reputation as a danger zone for wildlife. When animals try to cross the road, many of them don’t make it. In 2015 alone, 66 turtles were killed trying to cross the busy highway.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/how-turtle-tunnel-saving-lives

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EarthSky News: Sunset and the legendary green flash

It’s not hard to see a green flash with the eye alone, when sky conditions are right, and when you’re looking toward a very clear and very distant horizon. That’s why those who live near an ocean tend to report green flashes most often. A sea horizon is the best place to see them.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/sunset-and-the-legendary-green-flash

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Patheos-Pagan: How To Use Leaf Magic This Fall

Heathens, Pagans, and Witches; we’ll make magic out of just about anything. Especially when it comes to the natural world. I’ve read blog posts on sun magic, moon magic, bone magic. I own an entire book on Water Witchcraft. But I haven’t heard much about my favorite autumn practice, leaf magic.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/heathenatheart/2019/09/how-to-use-leaf-magic/

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Inner Journey: GO FOR WHAT YOU LOVE

“Follow your bliss.”
— Joseph Campbell

It’s hard for some of us to believe that the world is served when we seek our own happiness. We’ve been taught that this is selfish.

If we stop to reflect on how we are in the world when we are happy, we can see how this serves. We have more vitality. We’re more loving and generous to others when our own needs are met.

What activities bring you the greatest joy? Your unique gift to the world will be found in those pastimes you love the most.

How can you live your joy each day?

“Spiritual growth is not made in reaction against, for all striving against imposed restrictions is imaginary. Spiritual growth is accomplished by inclination toward. We grow like the sunflower, following the light.”
— Joy Houghton

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Love always wins.

Kindness always prevails.

And smiles always disarm.

Touché,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe:  Cheesy Chorizo and Apple Scramble

I made this up today when I realized I had next to nothing in the kitchen. Last week, the grocery store was giving away free tubes of chorizo. I rarely say no to free things, even when it’s something I don’t utilize too much. I always find chorizo to be a bit overpowering in spice and saltiness, so I thought evening it out with some chopped apple would aid it. It was perfect! The sweetness of the apple was a great balance for this breakfast treat. I added little squares of the last tortilla I had in the fridge to make it come together like a taco. It was so very good!

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Cheesy-Chorizo-and-Apple-Scramble.html

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Magical Correspondences for Wednesday

Intentions: Rules healings, the mind, Communication, Divination, Writing, Knowledge, Business Transactions, Debt, Fear, Loss, Travel and Money Matters, Addictions, Young People, Messages, Perception, Self Expression.

Incense: Jasmine, Lavender, Sweet Pea, Cinnamon, Cinquefoil
Planet: Mercury and Chiron (though this is a moon of Pluto)
Sign: Virgo
Angel: Raphael
Colors: Orange, Light Blue, Grey, Yellow and, Opalescent colors and Violet
Herbs/Plants: Fern, Lavender, Hazel, Cherry, Periwinkle
Stones: Aventurine, Bloodstone, Hematite, Moss Agate and Sodalite
Oil: (Mercury) Benzoin, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, Lavender

Goddesses: Aset [Isis], Demeter, Ceres, Spider Woman, Bona Dea, Oya,
Devi-Kali, Hella, Rhiannon, Coatlique, Maman Brigette, Sekhmet, Het Heret
[Hathor]

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Daily Wisdom
September 11,  2019

Destiny

“I am not afraid… I was born to do this.”

-Joan of Arc (1429)

“All I was doing was trying to get home from work.”

-Rosa Parks, on refusing to move to the back of the bus, televised interview (1985)

I had to put these two quotes together because both of these two women showed such courage. They both saw the “big picture” and understood their role in it. Although these events happened centuries apart, one could say that they were destined. Things could not have continued the way that they were going, and each of these women had a part in changing things. They could have backed down or shied away from it – but instead they chose to step up and be where they were, where they felt they were “supposed” to be.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Empress

Be ambitious today, in a subtle way, and meet with a lot of cooperation and good will. Your ambition does not have to be grandiose. Concentrate on small projects and sweep away a lot of loose ends and complete things that have been long lingering. Act and speak with authority, and be fully respected. Do as much as you can today, and don’t look back.

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 July 8, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for July 8, 2019

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

Blessings, Cat

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A moon-flooded prairie; a straying
Of leal-hearted lovers; a baying
Of far away watching dogs; a dreaming
Of brown-fisted farmers; a gleaming
Of fireflies eddying nigh, –
And that is July!
-James N. Matthews (1852-1910)

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Spiritual Unite: Koala Spirit Animal – Relaxing Is A Must

When the koala spirit animal appears in your life, it is a message that you need to slow down, take some time off and reconnect with your energy and with nature.
These marsupials are native to Australia and live an arboreal lifestyle, hanging from the branches of its favorite eucalyptus tree.

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/koala-spirit-animal/

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ThoughtCo: How to Hold a Gratitude Ritual

For many Pagans, autumn is a time of giving thanks. Although this is the most obvious around the Mabon holiday, if you live in the United States, most of your friends and family will be giving thanks in November. If you’d like to tie in to that a little, but with a Pagan flair, you might want to consider doing a short gratitude ritual as a way of expressing your own thankfulness

https://www.learnreligions.com/how-to-hold-a-gratitude-ritual-2562296

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MBG: Ready For Bold Self-Love? Try These 4 Tone Ups For The Heart Chakra

There are over 700,000 heart attacks reported each year in the U.S., and cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in this country. Rightfully so, conventional medicine puts a great deal of effort toward preventing heart disease. And yet, our nation continues to die of heartbreak—literally. Managing risk factors such as high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol levels, diabetes, and obesity can be very effective, yet I believe there is an additional dimension to the heart that requires an entirely different kind of support.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/hearth-chakra-healing-4-exercises-to-open-a-blocked-chakra

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Daily Good: The Daily Opportunity in Randomness

“The physicist Leonard Mlodinow changes how we think about the agency we have in shaping our own destinies. As a scientist, he works with principles like Brownian motion, by which Einstein helped verify the existence of molecules and atoms. As the child of Holocaust survivors, he dances with the experience we all have: that life never goes as planned, and yet the choices we make can matter. The course of your life depends on how you react to opportunities and challenges that randomness presents to you, he says.”

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2353/the-daily-opportunity-in-randomness-on-being/

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Daily Tarot: The Tower

People may be expecting or needing you to be laid-back and easy to deal with but your own inclinations may make you seem more difficult and demanding. You may see yourself as just being direct while others consider you as being tactless. Save yourself a lot of grief and use extra care with your words and actions. If someone gets bent out of shape, try to catch it instantly and stop it as soon as you can.

astrology.com

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Elephant Journal: Real Awakenings are Not Elegant—they are Messy, Ugly, Shattered & Raw.

I want to have an awakening like they do in the movies.
You know, where the protagonist experiences their quantum shift with elegance and grace, leading us, the audience, into a wonderful montage (complete with awesome music) of all the ways their life will now improve.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/05/awakenings-help-us-find-what-we-are-looking-for-our-beautiful-selves/

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MNN: How old bras are saving injured turtles

With the right expertise, it doesn’t take much to repair an injured turtle shell.
Wildlife rehabbers glue the broken shells back together and then hold the pieces firmly in place with wire.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/animal-rescue-group-uses-bra-clasps-repair-turtle-shells

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Today’s Deity: Erecura

Erecura or Aerecura /ɛrɪˈkjʊərə/ (also found as Herecura or Eracura)was a goddess worshipped in ancient times, often thought to be Celtic in origin, mostly represented with the attributes of Proserpina and associated with the Roman underworld god Dis Pater, as on an altar from Sulzbach. She appears with Dis Pater in a statue found at Oberseebach, Switzerland, and in several magical texts from Austria, once in the company of Cerberus and once probably with Ogmios. A further inscription to her has been found near Stuttgart, Germany.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erecura

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EarthSky News: Use Big Dipper to find Polaris

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. That’s because this star is located nearly above Earth’s northern axis. In times past, wanderers on the northern face of Earth used Polaris to stay on course

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

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Patheos-Pagan: 11 Cool Places to Visit in the Secret Country of Yourself 

Your Unique Inner World
The secret country of yourself is your unique inner world. Your visions and dreams happen there; it is the birthplace of inspiration. There you may engage with your past and future selves, dance the fire with your spirit guides, connect to the archetypes that make up your personal pantheon. The possibilities are endless!

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/dirtheartwitch/2019/07/cool-places-secret-country-yourself/

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Inner Journey:

SELF TALK IS REVEALING

“If you wish to know the mind of a man, listen to his words.”
— Chinese Proverb

What passes over your lips each day?

Are your words typically negative, critical, gossiping, deceptive, illusory, justifying, blaming, manipulative and argumentative? Are they more uplifting, inspirational, positive, questioning, beautiful, loving, universal, truthful, accepting and supportive?

The throat is our center of expression. Who we are sneaks out in our attitudes and in what we say.

“Handle them carefully, for words have more power than atom bombs.”
— Pearl Strachan Hurd

“The wise weigh their words on a scale with gold.”
— Bible

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

In times of great stress and great joy you are completely surrounded by loved ones in the unseen who adore and support you, wanting to share whatever you’re experiencing.

So, at those times, if you can remember to be calm and quiet and go within, you’ll feel them, you’ll remember them, and you’ll benefit most from their presence.

“Look, Cat is smiling… Whoohoooo!!!”

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Kidney Bean Salad Recipes

Kidney beans are often an ingredient in three bean salad recipes, but they can be used alone to create delicious bean salads.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Kidney-Bean-Salad-Recipes.html

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

Intentions: Psychic Sensitivity, Women’s Mysteries, Tides, Waters, Emotional Issues, Agriculture, Animals, Female Fertility, Messages, Theft, Reconcilliations, Voyages, Dreams, Medicine, Visions and Merchandise

Incense: African Violet, Honeysuckle, Myrtle, Willow, Wormwood
Planet: Moon
Sign: Cancer
Angel: Gabriel
Colors: Silver, White and Gray
Herbs/Plants: Night Flowers, Willow Root, Orris Root, Birch, Motherwort, Vervain, White Rose and White Iris
Stones: Carnelian, Moonstone, Aquamarine, Pearl, Clear Quartz, Flourite, Geodes
Oil: (Moon) Jasmine, Lemon, Sandalwood

Goddesses: Luna, Selene, Diana, Re, Gaeleach, Ida, Artemis [Whom The Greeks Associated With Bast], The Witches, Yemaya, Erzulie, Bast

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Daily Wisdom
July 8, 2019

Uncertainty

“If we insist on being as sure as is conceivable… we must be content to creep along the ground, and can never soar.”

-John Henry Cardinal Newman

“Playing it safe” is a choice – but if we make that choice every time, life could get boring. Sometimes it’s good to take a risk, to leap into uncertainty with both feet! Maybe we’ll fall, and maybe we’ll fly- but we won’t know “for sure” until we’ve actually done it!

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Natural Living Ideas: How To Make Your Own Rose Water & 14 Ways to Use It

Beautifully fragrant, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and edible, rose water is an extremely versatile item to have on hand.

Save dollars and ensure the purity of your product by making your own DIY rose water – a surprisingly simple process.

https://www.naturallivingideas.com/rose-water/

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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/