Cat’s Morning Bits for July 20, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for July 20, 2020

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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Build a castle, comb a beach; summer’s ripe as any peach!
-The 1996 Old Farmer’s Almanac

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July Events & Holidays

July 1 Canada Day

July 4 Independence Day

July 4 Full “Buck Moon” at 9:44 pm PST / 10:44 pm MST

July 5 Full “Buck Moon” at 12:44 am EST

July 8 Celtic Tree Month of Holly begins

July 12 Mercury goes direct

**July 20 New Moon at 10:32 am PST/ 11:32 am MST/ 1:32pm EST

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Spirit Library: Untethered & Free (a message from Kate Spreckley)

It’s been an intense week as we are physically integrating the vast amounts of light energy that are flooding in. These energies are cleansing and clearing our body and being of the energetic imprints of the past.

Read more…

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Spiritual Unite: CHALLENGING THE CONCEPT OF UNCONDITIONAL LOVE

Today I was having a conversation regarding unconditional love, and I wanted to challenge the concept of unconditional love, the perception of it.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: How to Perform a New Moon Ritual

The new moon is the birthing cycle of the moon’s various phases. It is also an opportune time to attract your heartfelt longings by doing a moon ritual focused on manifestation.

Read more….

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MBG: 9 Aura Colors & What They Say About You

Auras are thought of as the unseen field of energy surrounding a person’s physical body. They’re affected by our mood and emotional state (and sometimes the states of others), and different colors are associated with different qualities and emotions. Someone’s aura is usually a combination of colors, with one being more dominant than the others.

Read more….

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Three Simple Purification Practices || Spellcraft

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Elephant Journal: 3 Simple Questions to Get us In Touch with Our Intuition

Ahhhh intuition.
It’s something each one of us has, but many of us never use.

It is our internal compass that never lets us down and it is always guiding us to our next chapter of life lessons.

Read more….

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Treehugger: Lanternflies: The Unicorns of the Insect World

From the nymphs that shoot fiber optics from their behinds to the treehoppers that look identical to leaves, planthoppers comprise a superfamily of insects that never ceases to amaze.

Read more……

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EarthSky News: Saturn at opposition on July 20

Our planet Earth flies this week between Saturn and the sun, bringing Saturn to what astronomers call opposition. Opposition is a big milestone each year for observing the ringed planet Saturn, or any superior planet (planet orbiting the sun outside Earth’s orbit).

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: The Know-Nothing-Witch

I remember how sure of things I was back in my 20’s. Witchcraft was a certain way, and anyone who stepped out of that orthodoxy was doing it wrong.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Megh Raga | Sarod Music by Buddha’s Lounge

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Inner Journey:

EXPLORE YOUR FEARS

“Fear is a question: What are you afraid of, and why? Just as the seed of health is in illness, because illness contains information, our fears are a treasure house of self-knowledge if we explore them.”
— Marilyn Ferguson

In our world of duality, fear and love sit at opposite ends of the continuum. Fear belongs only to the personality because it believes in separation and impermanence. The soul never knows fear because it understands the unity of all.

When fear arises, we can invite our soul to sit with our frightened personality. What soul energies are waiting to be acknowledged? When we bring higher energies into the presence of lower energies, the lower energies are transformed.

“What is needed, rather than running away or controlling or suppressing or any other resistance, is understanding fear; that means, watch it, learn about it, come directly into contact with it. We are to learn about fear, not how to escape from it.”
— Jiddu Krishnamurti

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe 
Next time you feel really hurt, really angry, or really, really upset, and you’re sure that even I have been violated, shaken, and humbled, quick, check and see if the sky is any less blue, the sun any less radiant, the birds have stopped singing, or the flowers have lost their scent.

I’ll wager you’ll find that life has gone on much as before. Too consumed by the powers of now and the inevitabilities of love, understanding, and eternal life to have even missed a beat.

Oh-wee-oh

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Beth’s Orange Cookies

These soft, frosted orange cookies are another one of my own recipes. Serve these at your next tea or luncheon party and watch them disappear!!

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

Monday (feminine)

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

Element: Water

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

Deities include Artemis, Diana, Luna, Selene, Thoth

Monday is ruled the Moon. Today’s energy best align with spell work that deals with women, home and hearth, the family, the garden, travel, and medicine. It also boosts rituals involving psychic development and prophetic dreaming.

 

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Daily Wisdom
July 20, 2020
Problems/Solutions
“Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them.“

-Albert Einstein

 
Although we generally like to look at things in the best possible light, we can’t deny that we live in a world where problems present themselves to us on a regular basis. Whether the problems are big or small, stretching ourselves to find a solution helps us in our process of growth. Evading a problem, or trying to pretend that it doesn’t exist, only causes the problem to amplify so that it can get our attention!

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Strength

Act with boldness, but not too much, and make this an easy and productive day. If something challenging or unexpected arises at work or with family, be receptive and stand your ground. Don’t push back until you know what it is you’re up against. Then if needed, give as well as you get. You can do this tactfully.

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 June 10, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for June 10, 2020

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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June Events and Holidays

June 10: Celtic Tree Month of Oak begins

June 14: Flag Day

June 20: Mid Summer/ Summer Solstice

June 20: New Moon at 11:41 pm PST

June 21: New Moon at 12:41 am MST/ 2:41 am EST

June 21 Father’s Day

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The earliest breath of June
Blows the white tassels from the cherry boughs,
And in the deepest shadow of noon
The mild-eyed oxen browse.
-Elizabeth Ann Allen (1832-1911)

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Spirit Library: Weaving a New Reality (a message from Kate Spreckley)

We are in the midst of a vast global transformation which is bringing to the surface our collective karma. As deeply buried pain rises to the surface we are offered the opportunity to heal and transform wounds that have spanned lifetimes.

Read more…..

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Spiritual Unite: Challenging The Concept Of Unconditional Love

Today I was having a conversation regarding unconditional love, and I wanted to challenge the concept of unconditional love, the perception of it.

I raised up the subject of unconditional love being that everything is accepted, that it is not challenged, accepted as IS.

Read more…..

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ThoughtCo: Create an Elemental Garden for Litha

If you’re a Pagan who’s into gardening, you might want to consider planting an elemental garden. The four classical elements are often associated with Pagan and Wiccan spirituality, so why not incorporate them into your gardening?

Read more….

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MBG: How To Practice Self-Acceptance (And Why That’s Not The Same As Complacency)

Radical acceptance means noticing how life is imminently unfolding without resistance, even if we don’t like or condone the way things are in any given moment. Applying this principle during a global pandemic can be particularly difficult.

Read more…

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Daily Dream Meaning: Cowboy

1. Whether the dreamer is a cowboy or simply sees one in his dream, he feels lost and alone, seeking wealth but never finding it.
2. If the cowboy is in the company of others, the dreamer is not as alone as he thinks.
3. If the cowboy is driving cattle, the dreamer shouldn’t despair, as better financial conditions are on the way.

astrology.com

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Cernunnos The Horned God of Celtic Mythology – (Celtic Mythology Explained)

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Today’s DIY: Natural Fly Repellant

Here is a way to keep pesky flies and mosquitos away using citrus and cloves. Simply cut the citrus in half and insert the cloves into the lime. The scent keeps them away and it is a natural solution.

Read more…

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Elephant Journal: Think For Yourself. {Poem}

I hope this poem awakens your sense of curiosity, vulnerability, and strength, as it did for me. ❤ ~ Sophie

You were born
perfect

with everything you need

to be successful.

Outside influences guide our lives.

Read more…..

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EarthSky News: Find the Crow, Cup and Water Snake

At nightfall tonight, or any June evening, look in a general southward direction for Spica, the brightest star in the constellation Virgo the Maiden.

Read more…..

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Patheos-Pagan: A Witch’s Sevenfold Waning Moon Spell for Magical Resistance

When it comes to Witches doing Magical Resistance work, the important thing is to keep working – past the big blasts and news awareness and into the quieter moments.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: SONG OF SUMMER SOLSTICE | Kulning & Nyckelharpa

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Inner Journey:

THE KEY TO THE FUTURE

“The future is not some place we are going, but one we are creating. The paths are not to be found, but made. And the activity of making them changes both the maker and their destination.”
— John Schaar

We’ve been taught to look forward to our future. Somehow, we believe, things will be better then. But the future is not available to be lived – we can only live NOW. So what are we doing to live best right now? What are we doing now that will bear fruit when we reach some future now?

“Let him who would enjoy a good future waste none of his present.”
— Roger Babson

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A Note from the Universe 

Tell me, when you think of taking consistent action in the general direction of your dreams do you imagine discipline, stamina, work, sacrifice, monotony, courage, and strategies?

Or…

Are you thinking adventure, discovery, new friends, excitement at the crack of dawn, magic, surprises, fun, laughter, and, on occasion, the Macarena?

Cool! Me too, “HEY!”

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Spicy Mustard Dipping Sauce

I came up with this sauce when the Louisiana-style chicken restaurant we order food from never had their spicy mustard dipping sauce available, mostly due to popularity. You can use whatever type and add as much spiciness to this as you want. I used habanero hot sauce. So good!

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Magical Correspondences for Wednesday

Magickal Intentions: Communication, Divination, Writing, Knowledge, Business Transactions, Debt, Fear, Loss, Travel and Money Matters
Incense: Jasmine, Lavender, Sweet Pea
Planet: Mercury and Chiron (though this is a moon of Pluto)
Sign: Virgo
Angel: Raphael
Colors: Orange, Light Blue, Grey, Yellow and Violet
Herbs/Plants: Fern, Lavender, Hazel, Cherry, Periwinkle
Stones: Aventurine, Bloodstone, Hematite, Moss Agate and Sodalite
Oil: (Mercury) Benzoin, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, Lavender
Wednesday is ruled by Mercury. Wednesday’s vibration adds power to rituals involving inspiration, communications, writers, poets, the written and spoken word, and all matters of study, learning, and teaching. This day also provides a good time to begin efforts involving self-improvement or understanding.

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Daily Wisdom
June 10, 2020

Feelings
“Human relations are built on feeling, not on reason or knowledge. And feeling is not an exact science; like all spiritual qualities, it has the vagueness of greatness about it.”

-Amelia E. Barr, 1904

 
We all have some friends who we love and we’re happy to have in our lives. It doesn’t matter that we might have nothing in common, or live thousands of miles away, or communicate quite rarely. The minute we see that friend it’s like no time has gone by at all. There’s a spiritual connection between people that is beyond definition. We can’t explain it, but we can certainly feel it when it is there.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The High Priestess

From the moment your eyes open, you’ll know that you’re not the one in charge today. That’s fine, too. Intuition is sharp and will not lead you astray, no matter what oddness the world tosses at you. Any challenges or problems will prove to be small ones. Keep a low profile, speak calmly and softly (when appropriate), and glide through a very lucky 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 June 6, 2019

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for June 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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How doth the little busy bee
Improve each shining hour,
And gather honey all the day
From every shining flower!
-Isaac Watts (1674-1748)

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Spiritual Unite: Simple Tarot Card Meanings – Easy Guide For Beginners

If you have just started tarot card reading, it is useful to have a quick reference guide for your cards and their meanings.
There are subtleties to each card that you should learn over time, but when just starting it can be challenging to keep all that info in your head! Having a quick list you can check to refresh your memory is the best way of developing your tarot reading knowledge

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/simple-tarot-card-meanings-easy-guide-for-beginners/

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ThoughtCo: Rosemary 

Rosemary was well known to ancient practitioners. It was an herb known for strengthening the memory and helping the brain. Eventually, it also became associated with the fidelity of lovers, and was presented to wedding guests as a gift. In 1607, Roger Hacket said, “Speaking of the powers of rosemary, it overtoppeth all the flowers in the garden, boasting man’s rule. It helpeth the brain, strengtheneth the memorie, and is very medicinable for the head. Another property of the rosemary is, it affects the heart.”

https://www.learnreligions.com/rosemary-2562035

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MBG: Well Read: The 5 Books You Won’t Be Able To Put Down This June

Reading is undeniably a key wellness practice—and one that many of us have ignored for far too long. It’s proven to build empathy, reduce stress, and even lessen sugar cravings (yes, really!). With that in mind, we’re excited to share Well Read, a column that curates the absolute best fiction and narrative nonfiction picks of the month. Here’s what you should read this June

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/best-fiction-and-memoir-picks-for-june-2019

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Today’s Deity: Danu (Irish goddess)

In Irish mythology, Danu ([ˈdanu]; modern Irish Dana is a hypothetical mother goddess of the Tuatha Dé Danann (Old Irish: “The peoples of the goddess Danu”). Though primarily seen as an ancestral figure, some Victorian sources also associate her with the land

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danu_(Irish_goddess)

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Elephant Journal: WTF is Unconditional Love Anyway?

We tell our children, lovers, and friends that we love them no matter what. But, is that true?
Unconditional love is affection without any limitations—or rather, love without conditions.
This term is sometimes associated with true altruism or complete love. There are many ways of describing unconditional love, but most will agree that it is that type of love which has no bounds and is unchanging.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/06/wtf-is-unconditional-love-anyway-candace-brooke/

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MNN: Fireflies! 12 things you didn’t know about lightning bugs
Fireflies make summer magical, but there’s more to learn about these bioluminescent beauties

There are many wonders to behold in the animal world, but few offer such enchantment as that of a summer evening punctuated with the twinkle of fireflies. It’s a singular experience, like handfuls of Lilliputian stars tossed from the sky, falling to flit and hover among the grass and brambles. But behind their charming facade, fireflies are fascinating little insects. Consider the following facts:

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/fireflies-12-things-you-didnt-know-about-lightning-bugs

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EarthSky News: Southern Cross: A southern sky signpost

For our friends in the Southern Hemisphere, we’re paying tribute today to the Southern Cross, also known as the constellation Crux. No matter where you live in the Southern Hemisphere, look in your southern sky for the Southern Cross as soon as darkness falls.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/signpost-of-southern-skies

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Patheos-Pagan: 5 Healing Plants Easily Found in Your Yard This Summer

Dandelions, violets and roses are finally making their debut throughout our yards but are you aware of the healing properties of these beautiful flowers? Before you start to weed or mow your lawn, read on to know which flowers to harvest for medicine.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/thefairytalewitch/2019/06/5-healing-plants-easily-found-in-your-yard-this-summer/

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Daily Tarot: The Star

You can make today memorable purely by the strength of your unfailing hope for all things to work out for the best. No matter how muddled the events of the day, how confused or how many mixed messages people give you, especially at work, your innate hopeful spirit will cut through most of the mist and give you good results. Look forward to many satisfying encounters, however little or much gets done.

astrology.com

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Inner Journey:

WHAT’S OFF BALANCE?

“To do great work a man must be very idle as well as very industrious.”
— Samuel Butler

Spirit requires a balance of female and male energy, yin and yang, receptiveness and expression. Are you sensitive to intuition and inner guidance? Are you able to act on the guidance you receive? Seek to find a balance in being and doing in all areas of your life.

“The balanced energy is the birthing energy. I used to say that the birthing energy was all feminine — it’s not. You have to push and you have to be. It’s such a potent example of the dance of the feminine and masculine together, the dance that is the creative energy of life!”
— Joyce Irvine

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Friends are friends because they’ve discovered how much they have in common.

Opponents, adversaries, and foes are friends too, who have not yet discovered this.

Your friend,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Corn and Sweet Basil Savory Bread

This corn and sweet basil bread is a good gluten free side dish to make when having a barbecue. It can also be served as a stand-alone dish, especially when served with butter and cheese, or with butter and biltong* powder.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Corn-and-Sweet-Basil-Savory-Bread-gluten-free.html

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

Intentions: Luck, Happiness, Health/ Healing, Religion, Legal Matters, Male Fertility, Treasure and Wealth, Honor, Riches, Clothing Desires, Leadership, Public Activity, Power and Success, Trade and Employment

Incense: Cinnamon,Henbane Nutmeg and Sage

Planet: Jupiter
Sign: Sagittarius and Pisces
Angel: Sachiel
Colors: Purple, Royal Blue and Indigo
Herbs/Plants: Cinnamon, Beech, Buttercup, Coltsfoot, Oak
Stones: Sugilite, Amethyst, Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli and Sapphire
Oil: (Jupiter) Clove, Lemon Balm, Oakmoss, Star Anise

Goddesses: Juno, Hera, Kwan Yin, Mary, Cybele, Tara, Mawu, Mlaba Mwana Waresa, Ishtar, Nuit

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Daily Wisdom
June 6,  2019

Progress

“Progress has not followed a straight ascending line, but a spiral with rhythms of progress and regression, of evolution and dissolution.”

-Goethe (1749-1832)

Sometimes we need to take a few steps back in order to get a running start. We make mistakes, and as long as we learn from those mistakes, we progress, we grow. Eventually we get to a point where we can look back and see how far we’ve come. Then we can turn back around and see how far we have to go!

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.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/

Thought For The Day: Oct. 19, 2017 ” A Dog’s Life”

Happy Thursday,

Wouldn’t the world be an amazing place if we were all loyal companions and able to love unconditionally? Sadly the world doesn’t work that way, but we need look no further that our animal companions to see these beautiful sentiments in action. We can learn a lot from them if we really pay attention. Like enjoying the simple things that life has to offer. Spending time with someone you love, a good nap, a walk in the park or even the prospect of a unexpected treat! Try seeing things from you companions view  today and try a more simplistic approach to life!

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I invite you to check out my Facebook group, Sacred Spirals: The place where all paths meet at https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/