Cat’s Morning Bits for June 14, 2019

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for June 14, 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 dwellers in the stately towns,
What come ye out to see?
This common earth, this common sky,
This water flowing free?
-John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-92)

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Spiritual Unite: Monkey Spirit Animal Meaning – Allow Yourself To Play

Your monkey spirit animal appears when you need a little more energy in your life.
The inquisitiveness, sociability and childlike nature of the monkey spirit animal hold much guidance for you at this moment in your life.

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/monkey-spirit-animal-meaning-allow-yourself-to-play/

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ThoughtCo: Water Folklore and Legends
A Feminine Energy Connected With Aspects of the Goddess

Each of the four cardinal elements – earth, air, fire, and water – can be incorporated into magical practice and ritual. Depending on your needs and intent, you may find yourself drawn to one of these elements more so that the others.

https://www.learnreligions.com/water-element-folklore-and-legends-2561689

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MBG: This Much Time In Nature Boosts Mental & Physical Health, Finds Study

In recent years, science has made it clear: Humans need exposure to vast green spaces, to feel their toes in the grass, and to breath in fresh woodland air from time to time. Around the globe, there’s mounting research to support the idea that exposure to nature improves both physical and mental health—and it goes well beyond a momentary mood boost.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/this-much-time-in-nature-boosts-mental-and-physical-health-finds-study

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Herbal Muse: Essential Oils for a Summer First Aid Kit

Summer is here, which means that most of us will do at least a little bit of traveling. There’s nothing like being away from home and having some sort of an illness or wound, only to realize you don’t have natural remedies with you that you need. It’s a good idea to put together a traveling kit with first aid essential oils for such times.

https://theherbalacademy.com/first-aid-essential-oils-summer-travel-kit/?ap_id=herbalmuse

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Elephant Journal: June 17th Full Moon in Sagittarius: Make Wild Love & Manifest Abundance.

This full moon brings clarity and focus to deliver our gifts and intentions to the universe.
Use this time to delve into your deepest self, uncovering your own mystery and seeking a deeper knowledge about your life path.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/06/june-17th-full-moon-in-sagittarius-make-wild-love-manifest-abundance-monika-carless/

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MNN: It’s never too late to reinvent yourself
How architect Le Corbusier, a 13th-century abbey and a busload of tourists taught me some lessons.

In 1953, the architect Le Corbusier was working on the design of La Tourette, a convent for the Dominican friars. His client, Père Marie-Alain Couturier, recommended that the architect visit Le Thoronet Abbey, built in the 12th and 13th centuries in southeast France. Le Corbusier was impressed; Architect Susan Jones quotes him:

https://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/eco-tourism/blogs/its-never-too-late-reinvent-yourself-le-corbusier

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EarthSky News: Strawberry Moon and Jupiter from dusk to dawn

On both June 16 and 17, 2019, the moon will appear full to the eye as it shines close to the king planet Jupiter all night long. The crest of the moon’s full phase comes at a specific instant, though – the instant the moon and sun are most opposite each other on our sky’s dome for this month

https://earthsky.org/tonight/strawberry-moon-jupiter-from-dusk-till-dawn

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Patheos-Pagan: A Sand Dollar Spell for Prosperity
I adore working magic on the sea shore. I have had the pleasure of being able to practice on the sacred shores of Okinawa Japan, in the mysterious ancient energy of the Chesapeake bay, the calming serene energy of the Atlantic ocean, and all the way across to the cold Pacific! This is a pretty simple spell but it can be quite powerful, especially for someone deeply connected to the salty waters

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/waterwitch/2018/01/sand-dollar-spell-prosperity.html

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Inner Journey:

WHAT IS YOUR BODY SAYING?

“Many people treat their bodies as if they were rented from Hertz — something they are using to get around in but nothing they genuinely care about understanding.”
— Chungliang Al Huang

“As we explore the extraordinary interplay of energies between the many aspects of our personality — our needs, unconscious reactions, repressed emotions, aspirations and fears — with the functioning of our physicalsystem and its capacity to maintainm itself, we soon realise how very wise the body is. With its intricately detailed systems and operations it portrays infinite intelligence and compassion, constantly giving us the means to understand ourselves further, toconfront issues we are not looking at, and to go beyond that which is holding us back.”
— Deb Shapiro

Scan your body with your awareness. Are you experiencing any aches and pains? Any stiffness?

What might your body be trying to tell you about how you are living your life?

“Your body is the ground and metaphor of your life, the expression of your existence. It is your Bible, your encyclopedia, your life story. Everything that happens to you is stored and reflected in your body. In the marriageof flesh and spirit divorce is impossible.”
— Gabrielle Roth

“What is always speaking silently is the body.”
— Norman Brown

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A Note from the Universe

Sometimes on a day during which nothing seems to happen everything gets way better.

You just need a little more time to see the manifestation.

I go to work,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Basil Salad Dressing

A delicious vinaigrette dressing that may easily become a family or personal favorite.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Basil-Salad-Dressing-Recipes.html

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

Intentions: Love, Pleasure, Affairs of the Heart, Romance, Marriage, Sexual Matters, Physical Beauty, Friendship and Partnerships, Strangers, Peace, Healing, Beauty, gentleness and Women’s Issues.

Incense: Strawberry, Sandalwood, Rose, Saffron, Verbena and Vanilla
Planet: Venus
Sign: Libra and Taurus
Angel: Ariel
Colors: Green, Pink, Aqua
Herbs/Plants: Pink Rose, Ivy, Birch, Heather, Clematis, Sage, Violet and Water Lilly

Stones: Rose Quartz, Moonstone, Pink Tourmaline, Peridot, Emerald and Jade
Oil: (Venus) Cardamom, Palmrosa, Rose, Yarrow, Apple Blossom, Musk, Ambergris

Goddesses: Astarte, Aphrodite, Erzulie, Aida Wedo, Eve, Venus, Freya, Diana, Aset [Isis], The Witch Of Gaeta, Chalchiuhtlique

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Beliefnet: Multifaith Prayers for Animals
Animal blessings, prayers for sick or deceased pets, and a covenant liturgy for animal guardians

Read more…………

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for March 7, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for March 7, 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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Among the pitfalls in our way,
The best of us walk blindly;
So, man, be wary, watch and pray,
And judge your brother kindly.
-The 1872 Old Farmer’s Almanac

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Spirit Library: If you ever feel like you don’t make a difference

Kindness is highly contagious. It’s more contagious, in fact, than the cold.

The contagiousness of kindness is powered by what’s known as ‘elevation’, a description coined by social psychologist, Jonathan Haidt. It’s a sense of warmth, satisfaction, expansion, even gratitude. It’s the feeling we feel when we do something kind, but also when we receive kindness or even witness it

https://spiritlibrary.com/david-r-hamilton-phd/if-you-ever-feel-like-you-don-t-make-a-difference

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Herbal Muse: Rosemary & Thyme Antibacterial Spray

Rosemary contains a number of active compounds that are responsible for the
pharmacological actions of the herb, including hesperidin (a powerful antioxidant), carnosol (antioxidant, anti-carcinogen and anti-inflammatory) and other phenolic diterpenoids with potent antimicrobial properties. Thyme, which contains another phenol called thymol, was once the standard antiseptic in first-aid kits carried on the battlefields of World War I. This spray is prepared in minutes and will be at-the-ready in your natural first aid kit when needed for minor scrapes, bug bites and rashes. Learn how to make this…

https://www.herbalmusings.com/single-post/2019/03/04/Rosemary-Thyme-Antibacterial-Spray

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MNN: Meditation or vacation: Which one is better?

Research shows that meditation has a positive effect on your mental health, helping to improve mood and lower stress levels. But a 2016 study has found that the practice may also have quantifiable physical health benefits, too. In fact, when compared with the de-stressing health benefits of a relaxing vacation, meditation’s effects may be even stronger and longer-lasting

https://www.mnn.com/health/healthy-spaces/blogs/meditation-or-vacation-which-one-better-your-health

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EarthSky News: Young moon after sunset March 7-10

From many places worldwide – especially south of Earth’s equator – it’ll be a challenge to spot the young moon in the west after sunset on March 7, 2019. After all, the moon was new – or most nearly between the Earth and sun for this month – on March 6 at 16:04 UTC; translate to your time.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/young-moon-after-sunset-march-7-10

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Patheos-Pagan: Building a Home Shrine

I spent the weekend building a home shrine. All this time and I’ve never really had one, at least not intentionally. There are plenty of sacred spaces in the house, don’t get me wrong. I have special tabletops and shelves that tend to accumulate meaningful objects,

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/oathbound/2018/03/building-home-shrine/

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Inner Journey:

DISCOVER THE TREASURES INSIDE

“Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.”
— Denis Waitley

Peace, joy, health and well-being can only be found inside us. They exist within us now, waiting to be discovered. Yet we tend to look to the outside world to satisfy our needs and longings.

Our outer life reflects back to us the way we think, feel and behave. The outer world is all effects. Go to the source inside for all of life’s treasures.

How are you searching for peace and contentment outside of yourself?

“The great Western disease is, ‘I’ll be happy when… When I get the money. When I get a BMW. When I get this job.’ Well, the reality is, you never get to when. The only way to find happiness is to understand that happiness is not out there. It’s in here. And happiness is not next week. It’s now.”
— Marshall Goldsm

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A Note from the Universe 

All that you need to have all that you want will be provided, as if by magic, once you know what you want and do something about it every day. No matter what,

The Universe

tut.com

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Spiritual Unite: Number 13 Meaning – Time For Grounding And Manifesting

Quick! Name an unlucky number!
Okay, so you’ve already clicked on this article and know it is about the number 13, but when asked for an example of an “unlucky” number most people will pick the number 13.

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/number-13-meaning-time-for-grounding-and-manifesting/

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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
March 8,  2019

Character

“The world may take your reputation from you, but it cannot take your character.”
-Emma Dunham Kelley, Megda, 1891

“A man’s character is the reality of himself. His reputation is the opinion others have formed of him. Character is in him; reputation is from other people – that is the substance, this is the shadow.”

-H.W. Beecher (1813-1887)

“If I take care of my character, my reputation will take care of itself.”
-D.L. Moody (1837-1899)

I just had to include all three of these quotes together. These were taken from three different sources! I don’t know if these people knew each other, or were commenting on their statements – but it sure sounds like it. That’s the way spirit works sometimes – all these events happening in different times and places that somehow mesh together seamlessly. Notice the contrast that each draws between character and reputation. Where do we place the most value?

There are things we can work on, and things we really have no control over. When we work on ourselves, the rest seems to fall into place. It’s the “reap what you sow” factor taken to another level. It’s the “ripple effect” that we can’t always see because we’re right in the middle of it.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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ThoughtCo. : Crafts for the Pagan Ostara Sabbat

Spring has finally arrived! March has roared in like a lion, and if we’re really lucky, it will roll out like a lamb. Meanwhile, on or around the 21st of the month, we have Ostara to celebrate. It’s the time of the vernal equinox if you live in the Northern Hemisphere, and it’s a true marker that spring has come.

https://www.thoughtco.com/crafts-for-the-ostara-sabbat-4125905

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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 January 29, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for January 29,  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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Winter is good-his Hoar Delights
Italic flavor yield-
To Intellects inebriate
With Summer, or the World-

-Emily Dickinson (1830-86)

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Spirit Library: Your life is a project!

Your expansive self took on the project of experiencing human life. Nobody really thinks of it this way, because we are conditioned to have very narrow interpretations about a great many things in our life. We often stick closely to prescribed definitions and meanings. This is all part of directing our attention away from seeing the multidimensional meaning in all that we engage.

https://spiritlibrary.com/sonia-barrett/your-life-is-a-project

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Herbal Muse: Lavender & Oatmeal Soap

Lavender contains antiseptic and anti-inflammatory compounds called ketones and aldehydes that are soothing and healing to skin. These same phytochemicals also lend lavender its lovely fragrance, which produces a mild sedative effect. Find out how to make homemade lavender soap the easy way!

https://www.herbalmusings.com/single-post/2014/06/20/Lavender-Oatmeal-Soap

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MBG: Eucalyptus Oil: This Pain-Relieving, Air-Purifying Remedy May Help Your Cold

If you’ve ever taken a whiff of eucalyptus essential oil, you know this stuff is strong! This intense aroma, it turns out, is a result of a a potent, anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory compound called 1,8-cineole (or eucalyptol)—and it is largely why eucalyptus oil has been used medicinally throughout history (and up to present day) to treat everything from asthma and the common cold, to plaque and gingivitis, to head lice and toenail fungus, and much more.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/benefits-of-eucalyptus-oil-and-how-to-use-it

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Thought.Co: A Collection of Prayers for Imbolc

If you’re looking for prayers or blessings to celebrate the sabbat of Imbolc, here’s where you’ll find a selection of original devotionals that bid farewell to the winter months and honor the goddess Brighid, as well as seasonal blessings for your meals, hearth, and home. Feel free to adjust or modify these prayers as you need to, in order to fit the themes of your own magical tradition and beliefs

https://www.thoughtco.com/imbolc-prayers-4122188

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Elephant Journal: Masala Milk Latte for the Moon God (& your Taste Buds). {Recipe}

Back home, in India, I grew up drinking masala chai, turmeric milk, and masala milk.
Over the years, I saw masala chai latte being served in coffee shops. Now, many coffee shops across the United States are serving golden milk lattes (made with turmeric and milk). This golden milk latte is a non-caffeinated alternative to masala chai latte, which, at one point, was a reduced caffeine alternative to coffee.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/01/masala-milk-latte-for-the-moon-god-your-taste-buds-recipe/

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EarthSky News: Moon slides past 3 morning planets

Starting around January 30, 2019 – and through the morning of February 1 and possibly even February 2 – watch the slender waning crescent moon slide by the planets Jupiter, Venus and then Saturn.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/see-moon-3-morning-planets-before-daybreak

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Patheos-Pagan: Groundhog Day: History, Lore, and Weather Divination

Every year on February 2, news channels across the country broadcast from Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania (fun fact: I was born here) where Groundhog Phil emerges from his burrow to look for his shadow.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/thewanderingwitch/2019/01/groundhog-day-history-lore-and-weather-divination/ 

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Inner Journey:

WORK WITH TENSION

“You never will be the person you can be if pressure, tension and discipline are taken out of your life.”
— James G. Bilkey

We need tension in our lives. It’s the force of personal evolution — it sparks creativity and higher consciousness. If we’re not comfortable with a situation, we try to improve it, right?

Tension arises through our experience of opposites. These opposites fight each other as each one struggles for dominance. Tension is transformed when two opposite dimensions of reality are brought together in balance and in wholeness.

Know that tension is an integral part of growth. Instead of avoiding or resisting tension when it arises, identify the opposing forces at play. Make space for each of them to be there together and the tension will transform.

We encounter tensions between positives and negatives, mind and body, self and environment, self and others, and personality and soul – the dualities in our lives.

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.”
— Neale Donald Walsch

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A Note from the Universe

Today, just do a little bit so that I can do a lot of bit.

That’s how it works.

Huge love,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Herbed Chicken Rolls in Cherry Sauce

Here comes a winner-winner chicken dinner from my personal cookbook. This chicken breast is rolled up with herbed garlic butter, then cooked in a tart cherry sauce. It’s a beautiful meal for these colder evenings… and I think quite pleasant visually! Enjoy

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Herbed-Chicken-Rolls-in-Cherry-Sauce.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
January 29, 2019

Commitment

One’s lifework, I have learned, grows with the working and the living. Do it as if your life depended on it, and the first thing you know, you’ll have made a life out of it. A good life, too.”

-Theresa Helburn
Lifework. Isn’t all of life work at times?! Commitment does take work, but because we get so much out of what we put into it, it becomes a pleasure. Our relationships need attention, and the ones that get it help us to grow. Our lives are built on our commitments – to ourselves, our relationships, our work, and our communities.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet’s Inspirational Quotes:

“ Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action. ”

– Benjamin Disraeli

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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 January 24, 2019

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for January 24, 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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Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to your imagination,
calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting,
over and over announcing your place
in the family of things.
-Mary Oliver (1935-2019)

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Spirituality & Health:

Naturally Energize This Winter
BY KATHRYN DRURY WAGNER
It was 4:30 p.m., and darkness was already falling over the corn fields, casting long shadows. I’d just awoken from a so-called power nap, yet felt like I could have gone back to sleep and hibernated for two months. Anyone else having this problem lately? Winter can really sap energy levels, so let’s look at ways to feel alive and motivated, even in the doldrum months.

https://spiritualityhealth.com/articles/2019/01/21/naturally-energize-this-winter

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MBG: Dreaming About Sugar, Salt, Or Carbs? These Essential Oils Can Help Curb Cravings

Have you ever tried your hardest to turn around your eating habits only to find yourself on a midafternoon or late-night binge of cookies or chips? Are mornings fruitless unless you have your sweetened coffee drink? Or maybe your cravings are more subtle, masquerading as routine with your daily afternoon snack of a granola bar and a diet soda

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/essential-oils-to-curb-cravings

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Daily Good: Top 10 Kindness Stories of 2018

Kindness begets kindness. This simple saying points to a profound truth. What we put out into the world, often comes back to us in one form or another. Not only does kindness have this wonderful boomerang effect, it’s also delightfully contagious. Being at the receiving end of an act of kindness or witnessing a thoughtful gesture for another person can inspire a chain reaction. This just might be one of the best recipe’s out there for creating a better world. For inspiration, here are some of KindSpring’s favorite stories of 2018

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2211/top-10-kindness-stories-of-2018-kindspring-editors/

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Elephant Journal: Embracing Winter: a Permission slip to Slow things way Down

I am a self-professed winter lover.
It’s true. It may well be my favorite season. Gasp! I said it.

Sure, I love the first shoots and buds of spring and the wall of heat and slow-paced freedom of summer. Then there’s the crisp nights and warm days surrounded by the fiery explosion of colour in the fall. And to be honest, I love them all.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/01/embracing-winter-a-permission-slip-to-slow-things-way-down/

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EarthSky News: Contemplate the apex of the sun’s way

Tonight, as you look up at the stars, think about the direction our local star, the sun, moves through our Milky Way galaxy. Astronomers call the sun’s direction of motion through the Milky Way by a great old name. It’s called the solar apex or the apex of the sun’s way. A friend from Australia wrote:

https://earthsky.org/tonight/vega-marks-the-apex-of-the-suns-way

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Patheos-Pagan: 9 Ways to Witch Better in 2019

As you work on your 2019 resolutions, you may want to include some ways to Witch better in the new year. Some of these are about making yourself an even better Witch, Magickally. Some of these include how to be a better Witch in your community. Both are important, and all are easy to do. Happy (secular) New Year!

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/doubletoilandresist/2018/12/9-ways-to-witch-better-in-2019/

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Inner Journey:

DON’T THINK AWAY YOUR FEELINGS

“When emotions are managed by the heart, they heighten your awareness of the world around you and add sparkle to life. The result is new intelligence and a new view of life.”
— Doc Childre and Howard Martin

How do you intellectualize your emotions?

Many of us live so much in our heads that we intellectualize our emotions. We analyze, rationalize and explain them away so quickly that we don’t actually experience them.

Learn to honour your emotions at all times by being willing to feel them. Of course, you may need to exercise some judgment over how and when you express them.

“Learning to be aware of feelings, how they arise and how to use them creatively so they guide us to happiness, is an essential lifetime skill.”
— Joan Borysenko

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

The reason for all challenges is so that you can finally learn that none are bigger than you.

Winner,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Turmeric Morning Shot

This is my morning turmeric shot I have every morning. I make little batch and store in the fridge. This lasts 1 week for 2 people. Turmeric is full of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. It has been used for thousands of years – even as medicine.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Turmeric-Morning-Shot.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
January 24, 2019

Truth

“There are no new truths, but only truths that have not been recognized by those who have perceived them without noticing. A truth is something that everyone can be shown to know and to have known, as people say, all along.”

-Mary McCarthy (1912-1989)
Truth is beyond time and space. Truth is always available to us, now, and wherever we are. Truth is unchanging and eternal. Truth is not biased or preferential – truth is the same for each one of us, it is there for all of us.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Spirit Library: Connect with Sense of Purpose – Remembering What’s Important

The changes we’re moving through this year are unprecedented. Most likely your personal changes will be too. While it’s impossible to grasp the magnitude of this as you’re moving through it, trust that you are morphing and shifting at lightning speed. Given this background – and the learned tendency to overthink and get stuck in the details – I’ll outline here a few simple things you can do for peace of mind.

https://spiritlibrary.com/selacia/connect-with-sense-of-purpose-remembering-whats-important

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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 January 23, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for January 23, 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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Outside your shadow, I can go
A free moon in a crystal arc;
Circling at dusk with lunar cold
Above, below, your cone of dark.

-Kathryn Worth (1898-1969)

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Patheos: “The Hidden Life of Trees”

As I have been learning more about the hidden life of trees, I have also been paying more attention to how much trees have meant to people over time. Most recently, I was watching the Springsteen on Broadway recording on Netflix, and I was not surprised that as “The Boss” waxed nostalgically about his life, one vignette prominently featured a tree. Remembering his childhood home, he recalled that

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/carlgregg/2018/12/the-hidden-life-of-trees/

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Auracacia: lavender and tea tree essential oil cleaning spray

Make a homemade multipurpose home cleaning spray featuring lavender and tea tree essential oils

Get Recipe…….

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Spirit Library: 2019 Open to the Flow a message from Goddess of Creation channeled by Shelly Dressel

The first channel of the new year is always a wonderful time to look at your life, clear the past and open to the future. This channel is very powerful in doing all of these steps.

At the very beginning, the Goddess spoke about the changes taking place and the influx of the crystalline energy. As she spoke she was joined by Archangel Michael, St. Germain, Metatron, Melchizedek, the Universal Light Beings and more.

https://spiritlibrary.com/goddess-light/2019-open-to-the-flow

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Daily Good: Xiuhtezcatl Martinez: Break Free

For the last 11 years, Xiuhtezcatl Martinez has been in the public eye for his activism, movement building, work with Earth Guardians, and youth empowerment. In 2013, President Obama awarded Xiuhtezcatl the United States Community Service Award. Xiuhtezcatl was the youngest of 24 national change-makers chosen to serve on the presidents youth council.

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2212/xiuhtezcatl-martinez-break-free-kari-auerbach/

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Elephant Journal: A Ritual to Close Out the Day & Prevent Tomorrow’s Downward Spiral.

How I heal—one day at a time.
Our thoughts get in the way so much!

They can keep us from healthy relationships, send us into a downward spiral of depression or anxiety, delay our success and promotion at work, and make our physical bodies sick.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/01/a-ritual-to-close-out-the-day-prevent-tomorrows-downward-spiral/

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MNN: Why you should cultivate your inner dabbler
An essay encourages dilettante, and I couldn’t agree more.

When I was a teenager, I got the impression that dilettante was (almost) a dirty word. It was definitely an insult. A dilettante connoted a person who wasted time, who wasn’t serious, who was probably superficial. If you loved something, you would study it with focused attention, and dedicate your time to it, not fritter away the hours doing something that would never go anywhere

https://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/responsible-living/blogs/cultivate-your-inner-dilettante-dabbler

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EarthSky News: See daytime moon after sunrise

Starting around January 23 or 24, 2019, look westward after sunrise to see a daytime moon. What’s more, you can watch for the daytime moon all this upcoming week. Look for the moon to rise in the east before going to bed tonight and then seek for the moon low in the west after sunup. Click here for a sky almanac telling you the moon’s rising and setting times in your sky

https://earthsky.org/tonight/see-daytime-moon-after-sunrise-2

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

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

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/johnbeckett/2019/01/8-things-to-do-for-imbolc-as-a-solitary-pagan.html

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Inner Journey:

REVIEW YOUR LIFE

“Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action.”
— James Levin

Take a few minutes today to reflect on what has happened recently and to put the last week in perspective. What made an impact on you this last week? What do you want to set as a goal for next week?

Reflection helps us step back from the details of our lives and see the bigger picture with fresh eyes. It’s worth a few moments of your time. Review your week and come up with at least one conclusion, insight or learning and write it in your journal.

“Just because we increase the speed of information doesn’t mean we can increase the speed of decisions. Pondering, reflecting and ruminating are undervalued skills in our culture.”
— Dale Dauten

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Simply imagine happiness your own happiness. Feel the smile stretching across your face, notice the lightness in your step, hear the sparkle in your voice, and all things, material and spiritual, will soon fall into place.

Happy today!

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Spinach Artichoke Dip

I made this for a party recently and it was very well received. One of my friends has allergies to many things so this is a very simple version. It could be spiced up in so many ways to suit your own tastes.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Spinach-Artichoke-Dip-1.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, Lavendar, Hazel, Cherry, Periwinkle
Stones: Aventurine, Bloodstone, Hematite, Moss Agate and Sodalite
Oil: (Mercury) Benzoin, Clary Sage, Eucalytus, 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
January 23, 2019

Truth

“We know truth, not only by reason, but also by the heart.”

-Blaise Pascal (1723-1662)

In many ways, truth is intuitive. We know it when we see it. We recognize it, we feel it. There may be no hard evidence to back something up, but when it is the truth, we don’t need evidence – we understand it without explanation.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: Happy Hour: 10 Ways to Improve Your Mood Instantly
We all get in bad moods, here are some tips to help shake-off those bad times.
Read more……

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for December 12, 2018

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for December 12, 2018

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

Blessings, Cat

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“Whatever causes night in our souls may leave stars.”
―Victor Hugo (1802–85)

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Tetraktys: Communing With Nature – A Guide For Modern Pagans

Modern paganism often comes with an appreciation of nature. Indeed, if you identify as being part of any Neopagan religion, there is a good chance that it’s one in which the core tenets have everything to do with nature and that you consider nature as divine in one way or another. If that’s the case, then communing with nature should be part of your spiritual practices, as you would be essentially communing with the divine itself in the process. This article will give you a few tips and a few of my thoughts about it

https://www.thetetraktys.com/2018/communing-with-nature-a-guide-for-modern-pagans/

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Daily Good: Shin Terayama: A Radical Healing

From his hospital bed one night, Terayama had a strange dream. He was looking at his body in a coffin. He was 47, and did not yet know he had cancer. That soon changed. After surgery, chemo and radiationwith his cancer now out of reach of medical curehe went home to face death. A few mornings later, I had a very strange sensation in my body. When the sun came up, the sunlight came into my heart, very strong energy. It was amazing.

http://www.conversations.org/story.php?sid=582

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Mind Body Green: Meditating With These 3 Essential Oils Changes Everything

For anyone who’s given meditation a try and called it quits after the first or second go, we get it. Our brains can focus, they can wander, but ask them to switch off while we sit in silence for a minute or longer, and they’ll probably put up a fight.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/3-essential-oils-that-make-meditation-easier

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MNN: How WildArk is saving biodiversity, one safe haven at a time

Land conservation is a big job, but one small not-for-profit group isn’t deterred by the size of the task.
WildArk is taking big swings to protect as much of the Earth’s biodiversity as possible by ignoring doom-and-gloom attitudes and encouraging cooperation instead.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/wilderness-resources/stories/wildark-saving-biodiversity-safe-havens

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EarthSky News: Geminid meteors peak this week

These next several nights are probably the best nights for watching for meteors in the annual Geminid shower. The peak morning is likely to be December 14, 2018, but the morning of December 13 might offer a good display, too, and meteor watchers have been catching Geminids for some nights now.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/december-geminid-meteor-shower

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Patheos-Pagan: Purification is Basic Self Care for Magical People

Purification is not about doing anything wrong. It’s not about having sinned and needing to repent. Nor is purification about transcending this mortal plane, enlightenment, or Buddha mind

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/dandelionlady/2018/12/purification-is-basic-self-care-for-magical-people.html

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Inner Journey:

THE PAST IN THE PRESENT

“If you accept a limiting belief, then it will become a truth for you.”
— Louise Hay

Pick one aspect of your life, e.g. your health, your competence, your prosperity or relationships, and think back to when you were a child. What messages about this subject did you hear from adults at that time that are still playing on your subconscioustape recorder? Messages like: “Men can’t be trusted.” “Money doesn’t grow on trees.” “You’re not smart enough to succeed in business.”

How is your world reflecting your beliefs back to you, today?

“There are no limitations to the self except those you believe in.”
— Seth

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

The entire world will be a richer place,  once you have financial security for myself and family and have your thriving business and a steady income.

We knew this when we helped you pick your dreams.

So let’s get cracking,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Christmas Coffee Cakes

This is a recipe that my Grandma made every year for the family at Christmas time. She started making them in the 70’s. We looked forward to getting these more than gifts.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Christmas-Coffee-Cakes-1.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, Lavendar, Hazel, Cherry, Periwinkle
Stones: Aventurine, Bloodstone, Hematite, Moss Agate and Sodalite
Oil: (Mercury) Benzoin, Clary Sage, Eucalytus, 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
December 12, 2018

Service

“In the time we have it is surely our duty to do all the good we can to all the people we can in all the ways we can.”

-William Barclay
I believe that it is our duty to serve. I also believe that it is our nature to serve. We are here for each other, we are here to help each other. Many times, I think it is easier for us to help someone else than to ask for help for ourselves. But when we need help, we absolutely should reach out for it. When we need help, we are providing another person with the opportunity to serve, and this is truly a blessing.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 7 Ways to Figure Out Why You Are Not Happy
What is keeping you down in the dumps?

Everyone wants to be happy in life. You want to get up in the morning and greet the day with a smile, and you want to go to bed at night feeling content with life. Despite that understandable desire, you find yourself waking up with a groan and shuffling miserably through the day.
Read more at https://www.beliefnet.com/wellness/7-ways-to-figure-out-why-you-are-not-happy.aspx#4ohLMtxvhUvUHASH.99

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for December 3, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for December 3,  2018

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

Blessings, Cat

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The winds are out with loud increasing shout,
Where late before them walked the biting frost;
Whirling the leaves in their wild sport about,
And strewing twig and limb are path acrost.
-Jones Very (1813-80)

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Tetraktys: Ritual Bath Spell for Love and Good Fortune

Ritual baths have a very long history in magick and spirituality. All religions and spiritual traditions around the globe have their own type of ritual bath. From a magickal point of view, baths spells are a type of natural magick. They use the properties of the water element combined with herbs and oils to achieve varied purposes.

https://www.thetetraktys.com/2018/ritual-bath-spell-love-good-fortune/

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MBG: Weekly Horoscope: The Last New Moon Of 2018 Is Coming & It’s An Important One

On Wednesday, the Sun will square Neptune, and it could cloud our judgment.
Caution: Low visibility ahead. As the week begins, you may feel like you’re driving through fog. For one thing, on Wednesday, December 5, the Sun will be shining its bright beams into Neptune’s haze as the two form their biannual square (90-degree angle). The smoke machine effect of this combo can cloud your best judgment, making it hard to see situations for what they really are.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/weekly-horoscope-december-3-to-9-2018

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Herbal Muse: Sweet Orange Essential Oil May Help to Reduce Pain

The next time you’re in pain, reach for sweet orange essential oil – not for your sore spot, but for your nose.

Sweet orange oil is obtained from the fruit of an evergreen tree native to China and cultivated in warm climates throughout the world. Like the fruit’s juice and pulpy flesh, the essential oil extracted from the rind has a bright, sweet aroma that most people find very pleasing. The heady fragrance of orange oil is due to the presence of monoterpenes, most notably limonene, also referred to as d-limonene.

https://www.herbalmusings.com/single-post/2018/11/30/Sweet-Orange-Essential-Oil-May-Help-to-Reduce-Pain

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Daily Good: Sailing the Winds of Grace

A book fell out of a bookcase, fell all the way down the stairs — not just any book, but a book that held a letter Mother Teresa had written to Rosalie Giffoniello six years earlier. Rosalie had a question: “Can I volunteer at one of your orphanages? Are there special needs children I could help?” Mother Teresa had written back, but Rosalie wasn’t quite ready. She stuck the letter in a book. Six years later she was in bed wondering, “What should I do this summer?” That’s when she heard a book fall down the stairs. It was the one that held Mother Teresa’s letter: “Come to India.” Giffoniello’s life changed at that moment.

http://www.conversations.org/story.php?sid=583

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Elephant Journal: Protecting your Personal Boundaries the Buddhist Way.

Recently, a reader sent a thoughtful question:
“What is the difference between wisely stepping out of one’s comfort zone into more openness to life and consciousness vs. a lack of healthy and loving personal boundaries.”
Given the current state of the world, this is a timely question.

Yes, it can be hard to see that edge. Often it’s more difficult to maintain healthy, peaceful, and strong personal boundaries than it is to be vulnerable enough to connect with others.
There’s an old yogi story that will help us dive deeper into this topic.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/11/protecting-your-personal-boundaries-the-buddhist-way/

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MNN: Why does snow make the world so quiet?

Hush. It’s snowing outside.
At least, doesn’t it feel like that when snowflakes make their grand entrance, pirouetting from the sky like tiny, twirling ballerinas?

And we’re pressed up against windows, eyes wide open. Or outside, all giddy smiles with tongues eagerly outstretched.
Snowflakes look good. They even taste good. But they sound like … nothing.
So what gives? Does a good snowfall really take the whole world’s breath away?

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/climate-weather/stories/why-snow-makes-world-quiet

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EarthSky News: Moon and Venus December 2 to 4

In the coming mornings – December 2, 3 and 4, 2018 – look eastward before sunrise for the moon and Venus. If your sky is clear, you can’t miss them! They’re always the brightest and second-brightest celestial bodies, respectively, to light up the night sky. Plus – around now – Venus is at its maximum brightness for this morning apparition, with its greatest illuminated extent falling around December 2.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/moon-venus-at-dawn-december-2-to-4

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Patheos-Pagan: On Developing Skill in Magic

Every skill is used to transform the world. From carpentry to medicine to law, skill is the way we take knowledge and apply it into the world to create change. In this respect, the skills of magic are no different.

People who do not study magic tend to either place it on a pedestal or cast it in a ditch. They hold that either magic can accomplish anything or nothing.
Even when we first start to learn magic, we tend to fall into one of these camps. Magic either needs to prove nothing to us, or everything.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/theothersideofthehedge/2018/12/on-developing-skill-in-magic/

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Inner Journey:

FOLLOW YOUR OWN PATH

“Life is complex. Each one of us must make his own path through life. There are no self-help manuals, no formulas, no easy answers. The right road for one is the wrong road for another … The journey of life is not paved in blacktop; it is not brightly lit, and it has no road signs. It is a rocky path through the wilderness.”
— M. Scott Peck

We each have our own pathways to develop both personally and spiritually. They are based on our character and past experiences. No one else can identify our paths for us. Tune in to your inner guidance system and follow its direction.

“What every man needs, regardless of his job or the kind of work he is doing, is a vision of what his place is and may be. He needs an objective and a purpose. He needs a feeling and a belief that he has some worthwhile thing to do. What this is no one can tell him. It must be his own creation.”
— Joseph M. Dodge

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

To what extremes would you go to bring about your heart’s fondest wishes, to manifest your greatest desires, and to live your boldest dreams?

OMG – Did you just say visualize daily and take baby steps?!

Speechless,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Herbed Chicken Rolls in Cherry Sauce

Here comes a winner-winner chicken dinner from my personal cookbook. This chicken breast is rolled up with herbed garlic butter, then cooked in a tart cherry sauce. It’s a beautiful meal for these colder evenings… and I think quite pleasant visually! Enjoy!

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Herbed-Chicken-Rolls-in-Cherry-Sauce.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, Reconciliations, 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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Beliefnet: 10 Steps to Eliminating Resentment in Your Day

Most of us have experienced some level of resentment at one point or another in our lives. Many of us may feel resentment often, maybe even constantly. Resentment can spiral out of control, fester in our lives and begin to take over our thoughts, actions and even our wellbeing. Resentment can overwhelm our innate sense of joy and ease.
Read more at https://www.beliefnet.com/wellness/galleries/10-steps-to-eliminating-resentment-in-your-day.aspx#G7bxZjAofUM2ZCdw.99

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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