Cat’s Morning Bits for November 29, 2018

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for November 29, 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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Fall, falling, fallen. That’s the way the season
Changes its tense in the long-haired maples
That dot the road; the veiny hand-shaped leaves
Redden on their branches (in a fiery competition
With the final remaining cardinals) and then
Begin to sidle and float through the air, at last
Settling into colorful layers carpeting the ground.
-Edward Hirsch (b. 1950)

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CoffeyTalk: Numerology of the Number 6
Our vedic numerology series continues today with the number 6.

If you are born on day 6, 15, or 24 of any month, then Venus is your ruling planet. Venus, known as “Shukra” in Sanskrit, influences the sensuous side of humanity: beauty, passion, romance, and art. 6 people are artists – they’re creative and inventive, sensitive and emotional, lively, loving, and playful. 6 people tend to be lucky, and those born on the 24th are the most fortunate. 6 people like luxury and have good taste. They easily attract people to them and are very busy and social. 6’s are very concerned about their physical appearance and usually dress to impress.

6 people run from confrontation. They prefer harmonious environments and avoid arguments at all costs. They are deliberate in their actions and take their time. They’re very good at keeping secrets, they make good friends and family members. They like to have company around them and are popular and well-liked, but they have just a few close friends. They love their homes and can often be home-bodies.

When 6 people work slowly they are at their best. Don’t rush them. 6 people need to forgive people and not spend their time or energy brooding over bad things that have happened to them in the past as that can be detrimental to the nervous system.

Wednesdays and Fridays are the best days for 6’s, especially when they fall on a day that can be divided by 3. Since white is the color for Venus it is also a great color for 6 people. Pastel blue, pink and yellow are also good. Pink is especially good for 6 women. Diamonds are the stone for Venus, and those, as well as other white stones, like white sapphire or white tourmaline, are great for 6’s.

Many people think that when three 6’s are repeated that this is a bad or evil number, but it’s not. It is the number of perfection, and it is associated with beauty and relationships. When you see the number 6 repeated, look around and see what the message is – where can you find beauty, and harmony?

Paul Giamatti, Sylvester Stallone and Marlee Matlin were all born on 6 days.

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MBG: Natural Cold Remedies: 10 Fast & Healthy Options To Keep On Hand

Ah, the dreaded common cold. With all the advances in medicine, you would think we would have figured out how to prevent this. Alas, we haven’t. And many of us deal with the nagging symptoms of the common cold once or more per year.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/natural-cold-remedies-fast-and-healthy-options

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Daily Good: The Abundance of Less

In “The Abundance of Less” Andy Couturier profiles the lives of ten pioneering Japanese artist-activists living lives of extraordinary grace and purpose outside the bounds of mainstream society. As author David Abram puts it,”Reading this magic book is like drinking from a fresh wellspring deep in the mountains: it slowly returns one to sanity. In an era when the allure of ten thousand digital screens eclipses the inner radiance of a stone lying among the reeds, how clarifying to encounter the eloquence and humility of these well-lived lives.” What follows is Couturier’s introduction to a book that reads like a touchstone for these troubled times.

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2148/the-abundance-of-less-andy-couturier/

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Elephant Journal: Curing the “Winter Blues”—the Ayurvedic Way.

We had our first snowfall in Michigan today.
And, though the nights are already darker and the weather much colder, the snowfall felt like our official initiation into the change of seasons.
During this time of the year, a lot of people (myself included) can become a little depressed and a little too tired. It’s cold, and all we want to do is relax in the comfort of our home with our heat on and our Netflix ready. Our Western lifestyle is based on convenience, and in winter we find ourselves wanting nothing but convenience, which can lead to a disconnect with Mother Nature.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/11/winter-blues-2/

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MNN: Puppies bring smiles to seniors with dementia

Ross Smith and his grandma have a big social media following. Their fun-filled YouTube channel has more than 20 million views, and they have 4.8 million followers on Facebook as Ross and Granny play pranks, give relationship advice or just have fun. But Smith decided he wanted to do something more than make people laugh.

https://www.mnn.com/family/pets/videos/puppies-bring-smiles-seniors-dementia

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EarthSky News: Moon and Regulus late night to dawn November 28 and 29

On November 28 and 29, 2018, you’ll have to stay up late, or get up before dawn, to see the waning moon coupling up with Regulus, brightest star in the constellation Leo the Lion. The two luminaries will be highest up for the night at or near dawn

https://earthsky.org/tonight/moon-regulus-from-late-night-till-dawn

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Patheos-Pagan: Getting grounded…

If you have been working a lot with energy or you have had a particularly spiritual ritual or experience you may find yourself feeling a bit lightheaded or even with a headache. This usually means you need to ground. This is important and not just when in ritual, you can ground and centre whenever you need to and in fact it is a useful trick to do during your day.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/beneaththemoon/2018/11/grounding/

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Inner Journey: 

OPEN TO POSSIBILITIES

“Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities — always see them, for they’re always there.”
— Dr. Norman Vincent Peale

“One of the saddest lines in the world is, ‘Oh come now – be realistic.’ The best parts of this world were not fashioned by those who were realistic. They were fashioned by those who dared to look hard at their wishes and gave them horses to ride.”
— Richard Nelson Bolles

“The world would have you agree with its dismal dream of limitation. But the light would have you soar like the eagle of your sacred visions.”
— Alan Cohen

“It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.”
— Walt Disney

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A Note from the Universe

Of course, the human anatomy has countless built-in performance enhancement mechanisms: You sweat when you’re hot, you smile when vulnerable, and you know when you’re being watched.

But, I bet you didn’t know you have the instinctual ability to instantly acclimate to miraculous life changes, avalanches of abundance, amazing new friendships, and your “star” suddenly blasting off.

This is by design. It’s in your genes. Perfectly natural.

Just didn’t want you to be caught off guard by your own adaptability. You’d look remarkably out of place with your mouth agog while on some red carpet, tanning in St. Tropez, or driving along the coast in your hot new solar powered convertible.

Lovin’ you,

The Universe

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Today’s Recipe: Chocolate Ricotta Muffins

Every Christmas I make a lasagne. Every Christmas I have leftover ricotta and look for recipes to use it up. These muffins are low carb and low sugar. They should be stored in the refrigerator in a covered container. They can be frozen. Defrost overnight in the refrigerator. They can be warmed up a few seconds in the microwave.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Chocolate-Ricotta-Muffins-1.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
November 29, 2018

Time

“As every thread of gold is valuable, so is every moment of time.” -John Mason (1706-1773)
Some might joke that John Mason was a lawyer, but he was actually part of the clergy. Lawyers tend to bill by the fraction of the hour, and literally, their time is money. If you think about time that way, you get a different perspective. Every moment that we spend here on earth is precious. Not so much for the money that we can make, but for the lessons and experiences that we go through which help us to grow. It is important to be respectful of people and their time, to arrive promptly for meetings and not keep someone waiting. This is just part of being a responsible spiritual citizen. And, if we are the ones who are kept waiting, we know that we can use that time and not waste it. We can take a few moments to notice things, to breathe, to feel gratitude. No moment is ever wasted when we are living in the now.

-Lissa Coffey

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Beliefnet: 10 Ways to Fight Guilt and Condemnation

It’s time to let go of the past. No more guilt and condemning thoughts that keep you chained to what could’ve been. Give life to the future instead with these 10 tips that will help you overcome…
Read more at https://www.beliefnet.com/wellness/galleries/10-ways-to-fight-guilt-and-condemnation.aspx#wvzXOtjZB29bSlZw.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 November 22, 2018

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for November 22, 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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Bring forth the harp, and let us sweep its fullest, loudest string.
The bee below, the bird above, are teaching us to sing
A song for merry harvest; and the one who will not bear
His grateful part partakes a boon he ill deserves to share.

-Eliza Cook (1818-89)

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Coffey Talk: Numerology of Number 5

Our series on vedic numerology continues with the number 5 today.

Those who are born on days 5, 14, or 23 are ruled by the planet Mercury. Mercury is restless, and changeable, and these attributes are reflected in 5 people. 5’s are often risk-takers. They are witty and funny and good with words. They also have a passion for travel and adventure, and often live in foreign countries. They are curious people, and they want to learn about themselves and others. They study psychology, astrology and other sciences. They are scholarly, and they also love anything to do with art, especially poetry, as they can be quite poetic themselves. 5’s are independent thinkers and love to associate with both educated and wise people as well as young people who challenge them.

Mercury has a dual nature, and a mixed temperament. They can be hard to read, and indecisive as they are always weighing the pros and cons. However they can also be impulsive. They love change and are often impatient, avoiding long-term planning. They’re also set in their ways at home, and don’t like other people touching their stuff. 5’s tend to be intuitive and can read people easily. They can also use this trait to manipulate people.

The times when Mercury is in retrograde can be difficult on 5 people as they feel more vulnerable and sad. Wednesdays and Fridays are best for 5’s. Green, turquoise, light brown, grey, and white are all good colors for them.

When the number 5 is repeated it is usually a signal for change. When you see these numbers look around and see where you are, and think about where you want to be, and what you can do to get there.

Jewel, Chris Brown, and Laura Linney were all born on 5 days.

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MBG: 3 Simple Practices For More Gratitude & Compassion

Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on what we are grateful for—family, friends, food, or health. Although we may have the intention to give thanks for things in our life, it can be difficult to know how to act on our intentions. How can we find gratitude even when we are not feeling so grateful?

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/3-practices-for-more-gratitude-and-compassion-this-thanksgiving

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Daily Good: The Meadow Across the Creek

At age twelve, Thomas Berry became acquainted with a meadow. That magic moment came to be normative for his thinking: that which preserves and enhances the meadow is good and that which opposes or negates the meadow is not good. He applies this life orientation to economic, political, educational, religious, etc. endeavors. He believes it is by experiencing lilies blooming in a meadow that we remember to coordinate our meaning with the meaning of our surroundings, orient our children to the center of the universe so they can orient themselves to their own centers, give voice to the mysteries of existence, become universe-referent, celebrate the universe, and ultimately, join the symphony called to heal the planet

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2143/the-meadow-across-the-creek-thomas-berry/

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Elephant Journal: 5 Mindful, Intimate Ways to Reconnect with our Spouse.

For the past 15 years, I’ve been in the most peaceful, reliable, and fun relationship of my life.
But our once-close connection has eroded.
It’s my second marriage. We’ve brought two children into the world. We’ve traveled the world.

And in some ways, we’ve grown worlds apart. The constant change and upheaval of raising a family has formed gulfs between us.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/11/5-mindful-intimate-ways-to-reconnect-with-our-spouse/

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MNN: 5 ways being thankful can improve your life
Gratitude is the cornerstone of Thanksgiving, but research suggests it’s also an important building block for mental and physical health.

Some Thanksgiving traditions are best in small doses, like pie binges, chair naps and televised parade coverage. But thanks to a group of scientists at the University of California-Berkeley, the holiday’s namesake spirit of gratitude is quickly outgrowing its November context, fed by research that points to wide-ranging health benefits from a steady diet of thankfulness.

https://www.mnn.com/health/fitness-well-being/blogs/5-ways-being-thankful-can-improve-your-life

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EarthSky News: Full moon in Taurus on November 22

On November 22, 2018, despite the glare from the full or nearly full moon, you might be able to spot two major signposts in the constellation Taurus the Bull. Look first for the bright star Aldebaran, part of the V-shaped face of the Bull. Then look for the dipper-shaped Pleiades star cluster, in the Bull’s shoulder.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/beaver-moon-in-taurus-on-november-22

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Patheos-Pagan: Turning Towards Darkness During the Holidays

As Thanksgiving approaches, the Jolly Meter starts rising. The Jolly Meter is artificial, as the retail industry begins pushing holiday sales with increasing levels of excitement, and like clockwork, people soon follow suit. It’s only the third week of November, and I have already lost count of how many people have mentioned the holidays and “all they have to do”. Bah humbug to that.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/witchindeed/2018/11/turning-towards-darkness-during-the-holidays/

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Inner Journey:

Look for the gifts

“In school you get the lesson and then take the test…In life you take the test and then get the lesson.”
— Unknown Source

How is a problem in your life really an opportunity?

Problems invite us to go inside to recognize a bigger picture of ourselves and of life. This bigger picture brings meaning to what is unfolding.

When you feel trapped in a problem, see if you can shift your perspective. Ask yourself, “What am I being invited to learn from this situation?” The answer will always revolve around a quality or value, like gratitude, freedom, compassion, love, will, humour or acceptance. The answer will also always promote union rather than separation.

As soon as we find the meaning in our challenge, our resistance to it melts away. Often, awareness of the lesson is all that is needed to resolve the problem. If not, the awareness brings us courage and ways to work through it.

“The period of greatest gain in knowledge and experience is the most difficult period in one’s life.”
— Dalai Lama

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A Note from the Universe 

Wow, was that you?!

I was just playing around with some time-space elements, inventing and stuff, when I thought I heard a familiar voice say, “Holy @#$%, Universe! Thank you so much for this day and every second of it! Exactly as it is, exactly as I am…”

Almost dropped my chocolate into my peanut butter.

You’re welcome,  you are so welcome –

The Universe

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Today’s Recipe: Pinenut Encrusted Green Beans

This wonderful aromatic dish is easy to prepare and a nice change from your family’s normal vegetable routine. Perfect for holiday dinners as well.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/tf33617048.tip.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
November 22, 2018

Passion

“How little do they know human nature, who think they can say to passion, so far shalt thou go, and no farther!”

-Sarah Scott (1750)

It’s probably a very good thing that we can’t stop our true passions! Passion is exactly what drove Einstein, Madame Curie, Mother Teresa, and many more people who have had a positive impact on our world! Passion helps us to progress; it keeps us going despite the invariable obstacles. Every great achievement began with someone’s passion, and was carried forward by that momentum.

-Lissa Coffey

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Beliefnet: Unusual Depression Triggers

You will be surprised what can trigger depression.

Read more at https://www.beliefnet.com/wellness/health/unusual-depression-triggers.aspx#AItzA1Z2l9riBCUM.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/