Cat’s Morning Bits for June 6, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for June 6, 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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A bird in the boughs sang “June,”
And “June” hummed a bee
In a bacchic glee
As he tumbled over and over
Drunk with the honey-dew.
-Clinton Scollard (1860-1932)

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Spiritual Unite: Conquer Your Fears And Unlock A Life Of Magnitude

Trusting in yourself In order for the law of attraction to work you need to learn how to be open with your feelings. This includes trusting in yourself and it means being open to conquering your fears. Can you imagine having the faith to jump off a cliff and trusting that your parachute will open for you?

http://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/conquer-your-fears-and-unlock-a-life-of-magnitude/

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MBG: Feng Shui Says These 5 Things Are The Key To A Calming Home

Intimate connections with nature have been shown to enhance our lives and put us at ease during a time when stress is a global epidemic. There’s been a growing trend toward activities that foster a connection with nature, such as forest bathing, earthing, and growing your own food

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/how-to-balance-the-5-elements-at-home

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Did You Know?

If you rub a fresh cucumber over your shoes, they will get a quick shine that will also repel water.

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Elephant Journal: Why we should Stand Closer to People who Don’t Feel like Sunshine.

It’s easy to tell someone we’ll stand by their side no matter what.

But when “no matter what” comes knocking, more often than not it knocks right up against our own fears and wounds.

When this happens, the last thing we want to do is stand next to that person.

But, here’s the thing: I think we should.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/06/why-we-should-stand-closer-to-people-who-dont-feel-like-sunshine/

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MNN: How to find the perfect peach

How do you know if a peach is perfect? It’s not too difficult to determine if you use your senses. There are three things to notice when looking for a peach that’s as ripe as you want it to be: color, texture and smell. Checking to see if a peach is perfect should take only 5 seconds, a scant few moments that will be worth it when you bite into a delicious, ripe, juicy peach.

https://www.mnn.com/food/healthy-eating/blogs/how-find-perfect-peach

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EarthSky News: Find the Crow, Cup and Water Snake

Tonight, or any June evening, look south and west (below and to the right) of the star Spica for the constellations of Corvus the Crow, Crater the Cup, and Hydra the Water Snake.

You’ll be looking in the south to southwest sky around nightfall. In 2018, the brilliant “star” to the east (left) of the star Spica is really the planet Jupiter,

http://earthsky.org/tonight/the_crow_the_cup_and_the_water_snake

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Patheos-Pagan: Travel Magick: Advice for Witches on the Move

It’s that time of the year when most of us are taking a vacation. Perhaps you’re headed abroad for a few weeks or maybe you’re headed to see family only a few hours away. Wherever you’re going, it can be beneficial to work a little travel magick to make sure your trip goes smoothly.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/thewanderingwitch/2018/06/1178/

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Inner Journey:

FOLLOW THROUGH ON YOUR COMMITMENTS

“Our high resolves look down on our slumbering acts.”
— L.E. Landon

How do you put things off, make excuses, or let anyone or anything get in the way of your commitments?

What are you saying to yourself and your subconscious mind (which records all of your patterns) when you do not complete what is important to you?

Pick a task or new habit to which you will re-commit. Show yourself and your inner programming that you CAN complete and that you are serious about what you say.

“Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task.”
— William James

“Procrastination is the thief of time.”
— Edward Young

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Talk about magical rendezvous…

Right this very moment, on a distant farm, there basks a fig, a nut, or a berry, whose very life force will soon be your own. But that’s not all…

Right this very moment, there’s a gorgeous home on a splendid property with a spectacular view, whose roof will someday give you shelter. But that’s not all…

Right this very moment, there are beautiful souls on your beautiful planet, whom you do not even know, yet through your meanderings and theirs, paths will cross, love will be shared, and eternal friendships will be created. I’m still not done…

And nothing you do, or don’t do, can prevent these serendipities I’ve just shared and so, so many more.

Amen, hallelujah, rock me Amadeus –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe:  Portobello Mushroom Recipes

Large meaty Portobello mushrooms can be used to make many delicious appetizers and main dishes.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Portabello-Mushroom-Recipes.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

June 6 , 2018

Faith

“Any anxious thought as to the means to be employed in the accomplishment of our purposes is quite unnecessary. If the end is already secured, then if follows that all the steps leading to it are secured also.” -Thomas Troward

Faith is knowing. It’s not believing or guessing or hoping, it is KNOWING. It is complete trust in the Divine. There is an organizing power in the Universe. That power is also within each one of us! When we set our goals, the Universe – through us – orchestrates the avenues by which we reach those goals. We don’t need to question, or fret, we just need to have faith and know that it is already done.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: It’s Great to be Grateful!
Find out how you can help raise your gratitude awareness and improve your life!  By now, we’ve all heard about how beneficial it is to practice feeling the emotion of gratitude. This makes sense to most of us in a very basic, intuitive way.
Read more at http://www.beliefnet.com/inspiration/galleries/its-great-to-be-grateful.aspx#EAxHygCm5eBJu1Q5.99

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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 May 30 , 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for May 30 , 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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And Spring arose on the garden fair,
Like the Spirit of Love felt everywhere.
-Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822)

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Pioneer Thinking: Attracting Hummingbirds and Get One to Land on Your Hand

You may have observed hummingbirds in the wild, but you can increase your chances of seeing these delicate dynamos at home. You can even get one to land on your hand, with patience and persistence. However, before that can happen, you need to transform your backyard into a hummingbird haven.

https://pioneerthinking.com/dos-and-donts-of-attracting-hummingbirds-and-getting-one-to-land-on-your-hand

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Spiritual Unite: In Depth Meaning Of Mind Body Soul Connection

The mind-body-soul connection is the thing that is present inside us since our birth. It is the unseen connection that forms the basis of your whole life. But most people are not aware of it. It is the most beneficial connection that you can have in a lifetime, and its knowingness could transform your life completely.

http://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/in-depth-meaning-of-mind-body-soul-connection/

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MBG: A Mind-Body Routine To Balance Your Chakras This Spring

Remember when you were a kid and would wander and play with nothing but your imagination for hours until dinner was ready? Let’s make this the spring that brings that childhood wonder back to life.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/a-chakra-balancing-routine-for-spring

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Spirituality & Health: 8 Little Ways to Practice Nonviolence

“Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with me,” goes the 1955 song. I’ve always liked that: the idea that the responsibility for sowing peace starts within each of us. Or, as Harry S. Truman would say, “The buck stops here.” After all, we can’t control how our kids behave in Aisle 4. We can’t control what gestures the guy in the next car is making. We can only control that little furnace of peace inside ourselves, stoke it, and hope enough of us can join our light together in the darkness. Here are a few small ways to practice personal nonviolence

https://spiritualityhealth.com/articles/2018/05/28/8-little-ways-to-practice-nonviolence

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Elephant Journal: “I Await a Protector”—a Poem about Women’s Rights in Ireland.

Not in the shape of a patronus, I have those
but solely in the form of basic human kindness
For the sake of survival.
Without the fear
Without the judgement: pure.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/now/i-await-a-protector-a-poem-about-womens-rights-in-ireland/

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MNN: Researchers discover Europe’s oldest tree — and it’s still growing

Ancient pine in Pollino National Park is 1,230 years old.

A weather-beaten pine clinging to a rocky slope in Italy is being called the oldest tree in Europe ever to be scientifically dated.

According to a new paper published in the journal Ecology, the species of Heldreich’s pine, nicknamed “Italus” by researchers, is at least 1,230 years old. Even more surprising, despite lacking a substantial canopy, this particular pine appears to be thriving, with heavy ring growth added to its trunk over the last several decades.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/wilderness-resources/blogs/europes-oldest-tree-discovered-and-its-getting-bigger

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EarthSky News: Moon, Saturn close on May 30 and 31

Around the world these next few evenings – May 30 and 31, 2018 – look for the waning gibbous moon and the planet Saturn to climb above your southeast horizon a few to several hours after sunset. In the Northern Hemisphere, that’ll be mid-to-late evening (10 to 11 p.m. local daylight-saving time; 9 to 10 p.m. local standard time).

http://earthsky.org/tonight/moon-saturn-close-on-may-30-and-31

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Patheos-Pagan: The Cartomancer: Eating the Ancestors

It’s been two years since I started writing for Patheos. As I’m not the type who concerns herself with stats, how many views, and all that brouhaha, I don’t think much of ‘what people think’.
My sole aim is to say something that inspires others, particularly to think about how we internalize what we’re told.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/cartomancer/2017/07/25/cartomancer-eating-ancestors/

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Inner Journey: Open to the new

“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.”
— Alvin Toffler

How willing are you to learn something new? How open are you to new perspectives?

When we are open, we are willing to move to places we’ve never been before. We are willing to continually review our belief systems so we can test out new ideas.

Be open to seeing things:
– from another’s point of view,
– from a higher and more inclusive perspective
– with a beginner’s attitude of wonder.

“I am always in quest of being open to what the universe will bring me.”
— Jill Bolte Taylor

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

What if I told you that you couldn’t have anymore of anything… no more friends, no more money, no more anything, until you first got happy with what you have?

Easy to change,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Strawberry Lime Punch

The sweet tangy flavor of this punch is sure to please your family or guests.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Strawberry-Lime-Punch-Recipes.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
May 30, 2018

The present

For you, the world is weird because if you’re not bored with it you’re at odds with it. For me the world is weird because it is stupendous, awesome, mysterious, unfathomable. I want to convince you that you must learn to make every act count, since you are going to be here for only a short while; in fact, too short for witnessing all the marvels of it.” -Don Juan (Carlos Castaneda)
That’s the kind of world I want to live in, one that is “stupendous, awesome, mysterious and unfathomable!” Imagine having that on a travel brochure? We’d all want to go to a place like that! And here we are! Do we recognize it, do we experience it every day? Do we make every act count? Every moment count? This is our world, this is our moment. Embrace it!

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 3 Simple steps to living a Spiritual Life
At some point we all begin to look at ourselves and ask if there is something more than just our physical/material world and thus the quest for a more spiritual life begins! Everything in life is spiritual….
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! Visit Our Store

Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/


					

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 23 , 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for May 23 , 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 earth is waking at the voice of May,
The new grass brightens by the trodden way,
The woods wave welcome to the sweet spring day,
And the sea is growing summer blue.

-Elizabeth Akers Allen (1832-1911)

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The Wild Hunt: People make offerings to Tutu Pelé as the lava flows
HAWAII — While a Hawaiian volcano continues to spew forth destruction on one Hawaiian island, many forget that it was this same activity that created all the Hawaiian Islands. Destruction transforms into creation. The Hawaiian goddess, Tutu Pelé (Madame Pele) lives in, or is, the Kilauea Volcano. She has become one of the most well-known […] Read More:

 http://wildhunt.org/2018/05/people-make-offerings-to-tutu-pele-as-the-lava-flows.html

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MBG: 4 Steps To Manifesting Abundance When You’re Always Worried About Not Having Enough

Why do we work so hard every day? To live an abundant, happy life in which all our financial needs are met. But when working harder and longer hours isn’t being reflected back to us in our bank balance, we need to look at our mindset about money.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/4-steps-to-manifest-abundance

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Elephant Journal: How Energy Healing helped me Discover who I am & Create a Life I Love.

Who else has ever felt disconnected from themselves and their lives—like something is wrong, or they’re not quite whole?
It’s common for many of us, especially those who were raised to follow others’ expectations regarding what we should do with our lives.
I used to feel this way.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/now/how-energy-healing-really-works/

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MNN: Uncovering the mysterious origins of the mima mounds

From the otherworldly rainforests of the Olympic Peninsula to the towering volcanic peak of Mount Rainier, the state of Washington is land of many grand natural wonders. While these larger-than-life destinations are bound to dominate a Pacific Northwest travel itinerary, one other fascinating yet little-known locale is Mima Mounds Natural Area Preserve.

https://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/eco-tourism/blogs/uncovering-the-mysterious-origins-of-the-mima-mounds

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EarthSky News: Mars brighter in 2018 than since 2003
Mars is getting bright! But it’s still up between midnight and dawn. Between now and July, the Red Planet will shift over into the evening sky … and then the drama will begin!

http://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/why-is-mars-sometimes-bright-and-sometimes-faint

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Patheos-Pagan: Searing Sun, the Hurricane’s Howl: What Can We Do About Climate Change?

When we think of the Divine in Nature, we think of nature’s beauty – the green earth and the white moon among the stars – but nature can be frightening as well as beautiful. Our ancestors venerated nature because they feared as well as loved it, because they knew they were totally dependent on something more powerful than themselves. In contemporary Pagan rituals, we domesticate the elements.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/viviannecrowley/2014/07/searing-sun-the-hurricanes-howl-what-can-we-do-about-climate-change/

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Inner Journey: 

TIME TO CHANGE DIRECTION?

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

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

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

higherawareness.com

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the highest within.the

Whenever conferring with another – either face to face or across the miles – whether a human being, departed spirit, or sentient tree, always speak to the highest within them.

It makes such a difference.

Amen,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Horseradish Sauce Recipes

Horseradish is a food you either love or hate. Follow precautions if grinding the root to make your sauce.

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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
May 23 , 2018

Freedom

“I believe in freedom – social, economical, domestic, political, mental and spiritual.” -Elbert Hubbard

Freedom is all-encompassing; you can’t have one “kind” of freedom without all the others. I remember Deepak Chopra talking about the 25 qualities of the Unified Field. Scientists have studied this Field, which could also be called “all of nature,” and identified 25 qualities that it has. Because we are one with this Field, these are qualities inherent in each of us, too. Number 24 on the list: Freedom.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: The 7 Greatest Strengths of an Introvert

What others might call weakness is an introvert’s greatest strength.

If you’re an introvert, it can seem like the world just isn’t built for you. From the very beginning, others have tried to change you, telling you to “come out of your shell” so that you can get the most out of life.

But, as an introvert, you know that some of the greatest pleasures of life come from within. What others take for shyness, you know to be thoughtfulness.

 http://www.beliefnet.com/inspiration/the-7-greatest-strengths-of-an-introvert.aspx#99lUBeo0RKi6qTIY.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! Visit the Store

Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/


					

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 16, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for May 16, 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 apple-trees with bloom are all aglow-
Soft drifts of perfumed light-
A miracle of mingled fire and snow-
A laugh of Spring’s delight!
-Horatio Nelson Powers (1826-90)

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Spiritual Unite: What Are The Best Throat Chakra Crystals?

The throat chakra is an important energy centre in the body that is broadly responsible for things like expression, self-esteem, confidence and relationships. When there are problems in the throat chakra there are a variety of crystals that can be used to recover balance, cleanse and clear blockages

http://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/what-are-the-best-throat-chakra-crystals/

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MBG: This Spiritual Philosophy Could Transform Your Relationships

You can’t have unity without diversity. The trick is to find the unity in diversity. Hear me out: Many spiritual philosophies say that while we are all different, our collective evolution—as people, as a society—unifies us. While no two people are the same, two people can still be one. As evidenced by mindbodygreen’s mantra, You. We. All., our true power comes through when we understand and respect one another, when we connect through our common purpose as people on this planet.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/how-to-relate-to-others-in-a-more-meaningful-way

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Spirituality & Healing: 6 Ways to Deal with Nighttime Anxiety

Wake up! It’s 2:40 a.m., prime time for feeling panicky and dyspeptic. Let’s ruminate! Let’s go over everything on the to-do list! Let’s feel overwhelmed, maybe with a little side sauce of guilt. What’s that, brain? You want to go deeper, ponder the very point of our lives? Sure… Until 4:55, when we finally doze back off. Ugh. My internist told me that insomnia like this is sometimes caused by our brains being “too full,” which certainly resonated with me. So, what to do with a too-full brain at 3 a.m.?

https://spiritualityhealth.com/articles/2018/05/14/6-ways-to-deal-with-nighttime-anxiety

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Elephant Journal: 4 Ways to “Let it Go” even when we’re Still really Stinking Mad

When confiding in a trusted friend or family member about something that is bothering me, I am often told to just “let it go.”
“Yes, great, I would love that,” I think to myself. “But how exactly do I do that?”
We usually know when we need to let go, but what if we aren’t quite ready or we are really stinking mad and need to sit with those feelings for a minute? Sometimes someone suggesting we just “let it go” seems a little harsh and can anger us even more.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/05/4-ways-to-let-it-go-even-when-were-still-really-stinking-mad/

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MNN: More than 100 new species found in newly discovered Bermuda ocean zone

The ocean never ceases to surprise us, even in waters we’ve studied for decades.

Take, for instance, the waters off the coast of Bermuda. Scientists have discovered a whole new ocean zone that’s home to previously undiscovered species of marine life.

Read more…………

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EarthSky News: Young moon beneath Venus May 16

Tonight – May 16, 2018 – seek for the the young moon beneath the dazzling planet Venus at evening dusk. Since this whisker-thin and pale lunar crescent will be sitting low in the sky, it’ll be to your advantage to find an unobstructed horizon in the direction of sunset. If you miss the moon after sunset today (May 16), try your luck after sunset tomorrow

http://earthsky.org/tonight/young-moon-beneath-venus-may-16

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Patheos-Pagan: Salt City Pagan: I’m Not Ready to Label Myself, Are You?

Let’s have a quick chat about why I am not ready to embrace labels as part of my path quite yet but that one day I hope to have something that I can identify with. As many people already know I have SOME labels that I freely embrace and they feel quite comfortable. Things like: gay, kitchen-witch, son, brother, uncle (guncle if you please), and all of the mundane work labels that come with my job. What I am not comfortable embracing is the title of Druid or Wiccan as of yet.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/agora/2018/05/salt-city-pagan-im-not-ready-to-label-myself-are-you/

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Inner Journey: Befriend yourself

“Self-contempt never inspires lasting change.”
— Jane R. Hirschmann & Carol H. Munter

The journey to know ourselves ideally brings us to self-understanding and acceptance. It is NOT a quest for self-improvement.

When we open to love and accept ourselves, no matter what, we allow our innate love, power and wisdom to emerge naturally.

“Who you really are is enough.”
— Oriah Mountain Dreamer

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

The easiest way to avoid letdowns and disappointments,  is…

No, it’s not lowering your standards. That’s quitting.

No, it’s not releasing expectations. That’s an old wives’ tale.

And no, it’s not relinquishing all mortal desires. That’s an ancient religion.

It’s never tricking yourself into thinking that your happiness is dependent upon the things and events of time and space, or what other people think, say, and do.

So go ahead, aim high, expect a miracle, and want it all…

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Ginger Chicken Stir Fry

Ginger and chicken is a popular combination in Chinese cuisine as well as in many other Asian countries.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Ginger-Chicken-Stir-Fry-Recipes.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
May 16, 2018

Dreams

All that we see or seem
Is but a dream within a dream.” -Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1845)

What is real? It has been said that the first three states of consciousness (sleeping, dreaming and waking) are just an illusion. That “reality” comes with higher states of consciousness, when we can see God in all things, and when we can see the Oneness of all creation. When we “wake up” to reality, we will see the beauty of life all around us at all times.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet:5 Ways Archangel Michael has Your Back

All of the archangels are helpful entities, but Archangel Michael appears to be the archangel who shows up most regularly in our lives. While each archangel has access to enormous power and grace, archangels can at times have a subtle presence, or be working on your behalf behind the scenes without your knowledge, but Archangel Michael seems to have a more immediate, pronounced presence. Archangel Michael is an especially “hands on” archangel.

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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! Visit our Store

Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/


					

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 9, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for May 9, 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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My lilac trees are old and tall;
I cannot reach their bloom at all.
They send their perfume over trees
And roofs and streets, to find the bees.
-Louise Driscoll (1875-1957)

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Spiritual Unite: The Meaning Of Crown Chakra Symbol

The Crown Chakra symbol is associated with spiritual ascension. Formerly known as the Sahasrara Chakra, it is the cornerstone of spirituality and divine Knowledge. It caters to many important processes of your mind, including neuropsychological pathways, emotional stability, spiritual growth, understanding, and creative thought. Despite varying interpretations, the crown chakra is associated with the 100 petal Violet lotus lower

http://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/the-meaning-of-crown-chakra-symbol/

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MBG: How To Recognize When The Universe Gives You A Sign (And Make It Happen More Often)

We receive far more signs from the universe than we realize. As a professional intuitive, part of my job is to help people pick up on signs they might otherwise miss. These points will help you recognize the divine guidance you are missing as well as increase the number of signs you receive on a daily basis:

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/how-to-recognize-when-the-universe-is-giving-you-a-sign

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Elephant Journal: There Is Such a Thing as “Healthy Selfishness”

Is being selfish wrong?
No.
It’s when we become so pathologically selfish and egotistical (that it actually does harm to ourselves and the people around us) that puts us in the wrong. This is more narcissism than selfishness.
I think we have all probably felt conflicted about our own levels of selfishness. There may have been times when we’ve needed to be selfish at the expense of others—or contrarily have known that we need to be selfish about something, but feel too guilt-ridden and remorseful to actually be that way. I’ve often found myself in the second category.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/05/there-is-such-a-thing-as-healthy-selfishness/

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MNN: Dogs in hot cars: Where is it legal to help them?

We’ve all seen it before. There’s a dog in a parked car in the middle of summer with no owner in sight. Maybe the person ran into a store for a few minutes or maybe he’s been gone for a lot longer than that. In either case, the dog could be in serious trouble.

https://www.mnn.com/family/pets/stories/dogs-hot-cars-what-states-legal-help-them

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EarthSky News: Earth and Jupiter are closest May 10

We went between Jupiter and the sun last night according to clocks in North America. But the giant planet will be closest to us tomorrow. Why?

http://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/why-jupiter-closest-after-before-opposition

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Patheos-Pagan: The Value of Chaos

The Kingdom of Egypt lasted for over 3000 years. Longer than that, if you follow the evidence outlined by Gordon White in Star.Ships (and I do). The daily rituals performed by the temple priests helped maintain Ma’at – both the principles of order and justice, and the Goddess who personifies them

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/johnbeckett/2018/05/the-value-of-chaos.html

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Inner Journey
ARE YOU SERVING?

“You may be good, but what are you good for? You’ve got to be good for something. You�ve got to be about some project, some task that requires you to be humble and obedient to the universal principles of service.”
— Stephen R. Covey

“We had to learn ourselves, and furthermore we had to teach the despairing men, that it did not matter what we expected from life, but rather what life expected from us. We needed to stop asking about the meaning of life but instead to think of ourselves as those who were being questioned by life, daily and hourly. Our answer must consist not in talk and meditation, but in right action and in right conduct. Life ultimately means taking the responsibility to find the right answer to its problems and to fulfill the tasks which it constantly sets for the individual.”
— Victor Frankl

“If you think you’re too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito in the room.”
— Anita Roddick

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

What part of “visualize” do you think most people misunderstand?

Or don’t they do it, just once a day, for a few minutes a day, because they’ve yet to realize that whatever it is they most want lies only a little thinking away?

Can you hear me now?

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Rhubarb Salad

Not only is tart vegetable delicious in pie and jam, but you can use this in salad recipes.

This page contains rhubarb salad recipes.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Rhubarb-Salad-Recipes.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
May 9, 2018

Connection

“Ultimately there are no dualities – neither black nor white, neither oppressor nor victim. We are all connected in a journey toward the happiness that is labeled enlightenment.”  -His Holiness the Dalai Lama

There are no dualities, there is nothing outside ourselves. We are all One. Our connection to each other is reflective of our connection with God. There is no beginning, there is no end. It is ever-present and eternal. We are not alone in this life, ever. We are bound together, to learn and grow and help one another. It is our purpose, it is our privilege.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: Things We Forget to Thank Our Moms For
Moms give us advice, make us feel better, give us magical hugs that make everything better when the world feels like it’s crumbling down – also known as we lost our favorite toy. Here are 12 things…
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! Visit Our Store

Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/


					

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 2, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for May 2, 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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Month of little hands with daisies,
Lovers’ love, and poets’ praises;
O thou merry month complete,
May, thy very name is sweet!
-Leigh Hunt (1784-1859)

almanac.com

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Spiritual Unite: The Journey By Chris Claxton 

We came into this world from a source of light, and brought nothing with us but a hidden blueprint for this life and a soul contract agreement which again is none physical and not even held by us.
And we will, as sure as eggs are eggs, return to that source taking nothing with us but a knowledge of our time existence upon this human Earth.

http://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/the-journey-by-chris-claxton/

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MBG: 3 Reasons Mindfulness Is A Powerful Tool Against Eating Disorders

It’s a challenge for anyone to stay in the present moment. With our incessant social media scrolling, 24/7 news stream, and constant planning for the future, the distractions are omnipresent these days. For those suffering from eating disorders, a comparison mindset is one of those crippling distractions that keeps us from living in the here and now

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/mindfulness-to-heal-eating-disorders

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MNN: Could baking soda be the key to fighting autoimmune disease?

Although researchers are still in the early stages of testing, a new study holds promise for people with autoimmune disorders. There’s the potential that something as simple as a daily dose of baking soda in water could reduce the inflammation of diseases like rheumatoid arthritis. But there’s still a whole lot of research to be done.

https://www.mnn.com/health/fitness-well-being/stories/could-baking-soda-be-key-fighting-autoimmune-disease

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EarthSky News: All you need to know: Eta Aquariid meteor shower

This year’s forecast calls for the peak before dawn on May 5. Unfortunately, the waning gibbous moon will interfere.

http://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/everything-you-need-to-know-eta-aquarid-meteor-shower

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Patheos-Pagan: The Witch Who Hated Spells

The Witch who hated spells didn’t hate them for the reason you might think. This Witch was actually quite talented at creating and performing spells. They didn’t hate them because there had been a spell that had gone wrong, or perhaps too right. No no, nothing like that at all.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/tempest/2018/04/the-witch-who-hated-spells.html

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Inner Journey: Seek Insights

“The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival.”
— Aristotle

INSIGHTS happen only when we shift to a higher, more inclusive perspective. As we grow in wisdom and experience, we become less attached to the form of reality and more aware of its spiritual side – its qualities, values and meaning. As we get to know ourselves as souls, we begin to let go of the self-consciousness of the ego. This allows us to more effectively include others and work with the whole picture.

When there is more in sight, we get more insights.

Try becoming aware of those times when you focus on differences. At those times, STOP and PAY ATTENTION and IDENTIFY SIMILARITIES INSTEAD. See how all parts fit into a bigger picture. Expand your perspectives. Find common causes, motives and needs. Go to another level of thinking and problem solving. Be open to using more imagination and creativity. Shift your thinking from “either/or” to “both/and” and be prepared for more insights.

“Insight occurs when, and to the degree that, one knows oneself.”
— Andrew Schneider

“We are not what we know. We are what we are willing to learn.”
— Council on Ideas

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

You could call me your friend, but that’s not quite enough. You could call me your guide, but there’s more to it than that.

You could call me your conspirator, your helper, or your agent; your coach, counselor, or confidant; your father, mother, or child. You could call me the sun, the moon, and the stars; the wind, the sky, and the rain; the past, the present, and the future.

But really, what I’m getting at, the purpose behind all these Notes, and perhaps what I’d most like to hear one day, is you calling me “yourself.”

O-h-m-m-m-m-m…

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Spicy Bok Choy

This is a quick and easy side dish you can whip up with minimal ingredients. Pairs perfectly with any rice dish or soup.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Spicy-Bok-Choy-Side-Dish.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
May 2, 2018

Friendship

“Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.” -Anais Nin

Have you ever noticed that some new friends you don’t just “meet,” but you “recognize?” It’s as if we can see ourselves in that person. Maybe it’s chemistry, feeling that connection of oneness – or maybe it’s memory of a past life together or something. Whatever the reason, the discovery of this new friendship often leads to great things. Find out just why you were brought together. There are no coincidences!

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 10 Inspiring Quotes for a Depressed Heart

What is it about a short quotation that carries so much power? Anyone who has ever been moved by “I have a dream” or “I think, therefore I am” knows that a single, simple quote can change a day, a life, a world.

For those who suffer from depression, words of uplift and inspiration are always welcome. Explore these quotations and see if a few simple words might change your day, your life, or your world

 http://www.beliefnet.com/wellness/health/10-inspiring-quotes-for-a-depressed-heart.aspx#FpjsPWtCIsgdX3IT.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! Visit Our Store

Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/


					

Cat’s Morning Bits for April 25, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for April 25, 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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Come down the mountains, April! with young eyes,
And roguish daisy-children trooping after,
Draw from the sullen clay red peonies,
Bring back the sun as a stripling full of laughter!

-Mary Webb (1881-1927)

almanac.com

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Spirituality & Healing: 3 Ways to Reduce Commitment Overload

There’s one of those expressions going around, the kind printed on signs, keychains and pillows: Let whatever you do today be enough. I want it to be enough, but it feels like there is always three times as much to do as can possibly get done in 24 hours. Feeling chronically overwhelmed is a signal that it’s time to reduce your commitments. Other symptoms may include backing out of plans, being perpetually exhausted, or not having time to devote to self-care. Let’s look at some radical ways to climb out from under the heap of commitments

https://spiritualityhealth.com/articles/2018/04/23/3-ways-to-reduce-commitment-overload

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MBG: A Meditation Exercise For People Who Simply Cannot ‘Quiet’ Their Minds

For thousands of years, people have used a simple breathing meditation to enhance spirituality and understand our place in the universe. This insight meditation also enhances creativity and clarity of thought while promoting a sense of peace and well-being. It encourages a sense of wonder, of awe, of curiosity the foundations of a happier and more meaningful life without a feeling of constriction, frustration, or shame that too often comes alongside trying meditation for the first time (or the thousandth).

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/art-of-breathing-book-excerpt

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MNN: What can wolf packs teach us about being better humans?

Where once humans regarded wolves as a fearsome foe, more of us now see them through another lens. Dog lovers recognize our pets’ ancestors when they see wolves at play, while ecologists see the positive impact of a top predator on an entire ecosystem. There’s more respect and understanding of wolves, but there’s still plenty of misconception.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/blogs/what-can-wolf-packs-teach-us-about-being-better-humans

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Pioneer Thinking: Hawthorn Berry – The Heart Herb

Ancient Greeks used hawthorn berries for heart disease. The Greeks and Romans looked to hawthorn as a source of happiness and hope for the future. The berries were used by the Chinese for digestion and circulatory problems. Christian legend says that the crown of thorns that was placed upon the head of Christ was made from hawthorn. The crushed fruit or leaves were used as a poultice for their drawing powers to remove thorns and splinters for centuries in England. Native Americans believed that hawthorn was useful for rheumatism and heart problems.

https://pioneerthinking.com/strengthen-the-heart-with-hawthorn-berry

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EarthSky News: Watch the mating dance of a new bird species

Be a birder for a few minutes, and enjoy the distinctive song, dance and courtship display of a newly recognized Bird-of-Paradise, in new videos from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

http://earthsky.org/earth/videos-new-bird-species-vogelkop-superb-bird-of-paradise

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Patheos-Pagan: Misconceptions About Shadow Work

In the writings of Carl Jung, the Shadow is not purely positive or negative. While it contains a lot of really negative things about ourselves that we don’t want to look at, it’s not just purely negative things. It’s simply the parts of ourselves that we’re disowning or unconscious of that are outside of the light of our consciousness, or rather the Shadow of our consciousness.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/matauryn/2018/04/23/misconceptions-about-shadow-work/

 

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Inner Journey: Seek Union Over Separation

“Beliefs separate. Loving thoughts unite.”
— Paul Ferrini

Our ego focuses on how we are different from the rest of the world. We connect with soul when we experience how we are the same.

Any time you separate yourself from other people or from situations, you know your personality is in control. At such times, shift your perspective to build connection and you will move into soul.

“As a holistic being you shatter the illusion of your separateness and reveal your connection to everything. This empowers you in a way that the ego-driven self could never contemplate.”
— Wayne Dyer

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

If everyone really knew how much they were loved  not only from “above,” but by everyone now in their life, there’d be little hearts drawn on everything from wheelbarrows to skyscrapers to jumbo jets.

And I so look forward to that day.

Big heart,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Homemade Queso Fresco

Queso fresco is a lovely, fresh and springy Mexican cheese. It’s awesome sprinkled on top of a salad or crumbled into a taco. It’s very easy to make at home with just a few ingredients. No special tools needed.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Homemade-Queso-Fresco.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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Beliefnet: 6 ways To Adapt to Change

A man loses his job. A woman discovers her boyfriend was cheating on her. Another person discovered he has cancer at 49. We don’t like change. In fact, just thinking about the possibility of change gives some people the chills. No matter what, change makes us feel miserable and if we could high-tail from it, we would and frequently do. We are creatures of habit and feeling a sense of security is normal and when we are knocked on our butts with horrible news–we take a dive into a foreign land.
 http://www.beliefnet.com/inspiration/6-ways-to-adapt-to-change.aspx#PbzhaXlVIxUOJcTl.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! Visit the Store

Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/