Cat’s Morning Bits for December 5, 2018

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for December 5, 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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But Winter has yet brighter scenes—he boasts
Splendors beyond what gorgeous Summer knows;
Or Autumn with his many fruits, and woods
All flushed with many hues.
–William Cullen Bryant ​​​​​​(1794–1878)

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Pioneer Thinking: Sustainable Stocking Stuffers

Racking your brain to come up with gift ideas for loved ones during the holidays can be tricky. Why not give back to the earth and introduce family members and friends to more sustainable practices? This is especially important during a time of over-consumption. Here are three ways to make stockings a little greener this season.

https://pioneerthinking.com/sustainable-stocking-stuffers-for-the-whole-family

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MBG: 5 Amazing Self-Care Audiobooks To Curl Up With Over The Holidays

The holiday season is now in full force, and the moments of slowing down to reflect on the year and the mayhem of finishing up work, traveling, and jamming into close quarters with family are, though at odds, pretty much a package deal.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/5-self-care-audiobooks-to-listen-to-during-holidays

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KarmaTube: Garbage Collector’s Gift to a Child With Autism

Sometimes bonds are created in unexpected ways and can lead to extraordinary acts of giving. This video from the nonprofit “Autism Speaks” documents just such a moment between Daniel Newberger, a young boy with autism and Manuel Sanchez, the trash collector who decided to cross the divide from friendly stranger to friend

http://www.karmatube.org/videos.php?id=4819

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Tetraktys: Playing the Victim Will Cause You Suffering. Here’s Why.

This article, I believe, goes along quite well with the zeitgeist of our time. There seem to be a willingness in many circles to try to picture oneself as the victim of circumstances in just every possible situation. It seems to be perfectly fine to feel bad about yourself, raise your arms to the sky and cry “Why me? Why do I have to suffer so much?” when you’ve been called an idiot on some internet forum by a random troll living thousands of miles away from you.

https://www.thetetraktys.com/2018/playing-the-victim-will-cause-you-suffering-heres-why/

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MNN: Ecologists share their passion for nature in these winning images

There are plenty of nature photography competitions throughout the year, but few honor those who both work in the field and are talented photographers. The British Ecological Society annual photo competition stands out from the rest because every image was taken by an ecologist or a student studying ecology. Most of the photographs represent the particular person’s area of expertise/study.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/blogs/ecologists-winning-photographs-british-ecological-society

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EarthSky News: Cassiopeia, Queen of the north

On these December evenings, turn toward the northern sky and see its famous constellation Cassiopeia the Queen. In early December, Cassiopeia swings directly over Polaris, the North Star, at roughly 8 p.m. local clock time. Cassiopeia – sometimes called The Lady of the Chair – is famous for having the shape of a telltale W or M. You will find this configuration of stars as a starlit M whenever she reigns highest in the sky, hovering over Polaris.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/cassiopeia-high-in-the-north-on-winter-evenings

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Patheos-Pagan: Review: Fortune Telling with Playing Cards

Fortune Telling with Playing Cards by Jonathan Dee is a useful book for finding what the future holds with a simple deck of cards. Published originally in 2007, this book has been re-released by Red Wheel/Weiser Books. It provides a wonderful introduction to the art of reading playing cards.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/voodoouniverse/2018/12/review-fortune-telling-with-playing-cards/

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Inner Journey:

ORDINARY CAN BE AWESOME

“Everything in life can be nourishing. Everything can bless us, but we’ve got to be there for the blessing to occur. Being present with quality is a decision we are invited to make each day.”
— MacRina Wiederkehr

Spirit is not only found in holy places, prayer and meditation, yoga and retreats. It is everywhere — in your relationships, your work, your daily chores, in nature … if you are willing to connect deeply with your environment.

Open to connect with something and you open to its essence, its purpose and meaning. There are other dimensions of reality below what we normally see and hear. Open to the mystery.

“We live in a world of theophanies. Holiness comes wrapped in the ordinary. There are burning bushes all around you. Every tree is full of angels. Hidden beauty is waiting in every crumb. Life wants to lead you from crumbs to angels, but this can happen only if you are willing to unwrap the ordinary by staying with it long enough to harvest its treasure.”
— Macrina Wiederkehr

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A Note from the Universe

Think of the one area of life that brings you the most discomfort and know that’s where you’re ripe for growth.

Never fails,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Chorizo Potato Egg Skillet

This skillet uses up leftover mashed potatoes to make a creamy, dreamy breakfast treat with a perfectly cooked egg in the middle. You don’t need to use your oven to get a nice all-over baked touch, you can make this right on the stove. Chorizo has so many awesome flavours in it, you don’t need salt or spices. This dish is really easy to make!

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Chorizo-Potato-Egg-Skillet.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 5, 2018

Change

“Let us suppose that there are two sorts of existences – one seen, the other unseen… The seen is the changing, and the unseen is the unchanging.”

-Socrates (470?-399 B.C.)

We see change everyday. We see it in the seasons, the weather, in our rapidly growing children! The nature of life is to grow, and in that growth is change. And then there is the constant in our lives, the one thing that is always there, unseen, yet unchanging, and that is Spirit. As we go about our busy lives, adjusting to the changes that occur all around us, we can find comfort and peace in the stillness knowing that this is where all of life, all of creation, is connected.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: How to Release Your Anger in Tangible Ways
Allowing anger to control you is destructive.

Think of your emotions as a pressure cooker. What happens? Simply, everything in the pot bursts and overflows until you have one big mess.
Read more at https://www.beliefnet.com/wellness/how-to-release-your-anger-in-tangible-ways.aspx#blFgrgaw0JkWCvKV.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 28, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for November 28, 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 hoar-frost gathered, o’er each leaf and spray
Weaving its filmy network; thin and bright.

-Sarah Helen Whitman (1803-78)

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Herbal Muse: Spiced Chai

Sipping spiced chai tea on a chilly day is pure bliss! This mix makes a great gift packaged in small mason jars or pantry jars, tied with homespun ribbon or raffia.

https://www.herbalmusings.com/spice-chai-recipe

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MBG: Burnout: How To Know If You Have It (And How To Overcome It If You Do)

It’s no surprise: Americans are exhausted. In fact, one study found that nearly 40 percent of Americans wake up most days of the week still feeling sleepy.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/burnout-signs-causes-and-how-to-overcome-it

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Daily Good: Books on How to Lead a Meaningful Life

Looking to curl up with a good read? Check out this list of 2017’s best books on how to stay resilient and live a meaningful life. Covering topics that range from how to raise responsible, mature, and empathic children in an increasingly digital age, to why compassion matters in the workplace, this list offers something for everyone. Thought-provoking, engaging, and insightful, your next great read awaits

http://www.dailygood.org/story/1923/books-on-how-to-lead-a-meaningful-life-diana-divecha-kira-m-newman-c-brandon-ogbunu-elise-proulx-jill-suttie/

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Elephant Journal: I don’t need Anything Fancy—Just You.

I’ve missed you.
How does life get so busy? The days—one after another—pile up like a stack of blurry Polaroids on my desk.
“There isn’t enough time,” we mutter, citing tiredness as our half-assed excuse.

But that’s a lie. And we know it.
There’s no time?

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/11/i-dont-need-anything-fancy-just-you/

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MNN: Huge numbers of frozen sea turtles are washing up in Cape Cod

An alarming new reality is washing up on the shores of Cape Cod.

The waters may be getting too cold, too fast, for sea turtles to handle. As a result, conservationists are seeing wave after wave of the endangered animals wash up on Massachusetts’ shores — apparently surprised by the sudden temperature shift.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/sea-turtles-cape-doc-cold-stunned

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

As darkness is giving way to dawn, notice the relationship between the moon, Regulus, and a very bright object in the direction of sunrise. Venus is the 3rd-brightest object in the sky after the sun and moon. If you’re up before dawn, you might also see the 1st-magnitude star Spica near Venus (which Venus outshines by well over a hundredfold).

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

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Patheos-Pagan: A North American Perspective on Traditional Witchcraft

Numerous individuals are hearing the call of what has become known as traditional witchcraft. The primal practices, focus on the spirits of the land and one’s ancestral ties are providing centeredness in an all too modern world. With online covens and crystal cleansing apps, even the rustic practices of magick and neo-paganism are being transformed by modern innovations.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/poisonersapothecary/2018/11/27/a-north-american-perspective-on-traditional-witchcraft/

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Inner Journey: 

LIVING IN HARMONY

“Peace comes not from the absence of conflict, but from the ability to cope with it.”
— Unknown Source

Angeles Arrien says that life will be simple if we follow the four-fold way counselled by indigenous peoples:
1.Show up, being present with all four mental, emotional, physical and spiritual intelligences.
2.Pay attention to what has heart and meaning.
3.Tell the truth without blame or judgment.
4.Be open to outcome, not attached to outcome.

“Peace is not won by those who fiercely guard their differences, but by those who with open minds and hearts seek out connections.”
— Katherine Paterson

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

YOUR ATTENTION, PLEASE. YOUR ATTENTION, PLEASE.

This is the Universe, and I just wanted you to know, once and for all, that time is on your side, that space is just an illusion, and that matter is simply my little way of showing you exactly what you’ve been thinking lately.

Now that we’ve got that squared away, think yourself an amazing day, dearest.

At ease,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Honey Mustard Roasted Chickpeas

Chick peas can be seasoned and served in several ways to make them very tasty. One of my favorites is marinated in a honey mustard and roasted.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Honey-Mustard-Roasted-Chickpeas.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
November 28, 2018 

Time

“I grew up in a gentler, slower time. When Ike was president, Christmases were years apart, and now it’s about five months from one to the next.”

-Garrison Keillor

There is so much truth in this… I’ve been getting Christmas catalogs in the mail since August! Our society has gotten so retail oriented, so marketing savvy, that we’re always months ahead of ourselves. Whether it’s holiday sales, or movie previews, or upcoming specials, we’ve been trained to think ahead or be left behind. So we can’t really enjoy the moment we’re in because we’re too busy planning for the time that’s yet to come. How sad. But we can do something about it! Resolve to live in the now. Experience this moment of time fully. Now is the only time there is

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 7 Steps Towards Bliss

For most people, happiness is becoming stranger than fiction. Americans are living in antagonistic times and a survey released by Harris Poll Survey of American Happiness found that less than half (34 percent) of Americans are happy
Read more at https://www.beliefnet.com/inspiration/7-steps-towards-bliss.aspx#u1YSRvOzSR0c3U8F.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 21, 2018

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for November 21, 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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Valleys lay in sunny vapor,
And a radiance mild was shed
From each tree that like a taper
At a feast stood. Then we said,
“Our feast, too, shall soon be spread,
Of good Thanksgiving turkey.”
-George Parsons Lathrop (1851-98)

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MBG: How To Give Your Home An Energetic Makeover This Fall, According To Feng Shui

In feng shui philosophy, the season of autumn is related to the metal element. Metal, water, wood, fire, and earth make up the five “phases,” or elements, that Taoists and Buddhists observe to relate the cycles of nature with the patterns in our homes, bodies, and lives. Many different ancient cultures have their own five-element system, such as the Native Americans, Tibetans, and Hindus.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/feng-shui-home-energy-cleanse

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Daily Good: In the Footsteps of Kabir

Possibly the most-quoted poet-saint of north India is Kabir, the illiterate, 15th century mystic who belonged to a class of weavers in the ancient city of Varanasi. Kabir was a ‘nirguni’, one who believes in a formless divinity that can be discovered both within and without. With whip-like wit, his poetry scorns outward rituals and displays of piety exhorting his listeners to seek the divine through self-interrogation, and to recognise the impermanence of manifest reality. Read on for an extract from ‘The Bijak of Kabir’, one of the most important anthologies of the Eastern tradition of Kabir’s verses.

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2134/in-the-footsteps-of-kabir-linda-hess-and-sukhdev-singh/

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Elephant Journal: 12 Yoga Poses to improve Digestion & Core Strength

Having a strong core enables us to stand tall, sit straight, be centered, and walk our talk with purpose.
Often, when we think of “core strength,” we think exclusively of the abs. But core strengthening is about much more than attaining a toned six-pack. We must also pay attention to the back of the core, as well as the oblique abdominals—the muscles on the sides of the lower torso.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/11/12-yoga-poses-to-improve-digestion-core-strength/

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MNN: ‘Alice’s Restaurant’: It’s a Thanksgiving music tradition

Thanksgiving is full of traditions. With a few exceptions, the food on my Thanksgiving table looks almost exactly like the food that was on my parent’s Thanksgiving table year after year. It’s tradition. When my son was 3 years old, he made paper pilgrims and Native Americans in the shape of paper drumsticks at school. I proudly taped them onto the china cabinet. The next year, he found them and taped them back up. Voila — tradition.

https://www.mnn.com/food/healthy-eating/blogs/alices-restaurant-traditional-thanksgiving-music

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EarthSky News: Come to know the Pleiades, or 7 Sisters

November is the month of the Pleiades star cluster. On these November nights, the Pleiades cluster shines from nightfall until dawn. It’s low in the east at nightfall, high overhead around midnight and low in the west before dawn. Locate it by the bright star Aldebaran this evening, or any evening soon.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/november-is-the-month-of-the-pleiades

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Patheos-Pagan: Irish-American Witchcraft: Be Your Own Spiritual Leader

There’s an aspect of modern paganism that has always puzzled me and recently I think I’ve started to understand a bit about why. It’s not a judgement, just an observation about how different formative experiences create different approaches to things. I often see the wider pagan community looking for and to spiritual leaders and texts as if they are ultimate authorities. And that has always puzzled me somewhat

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/agora/2018/11/be-your-own-spiritual-leader/

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Inner Journey: 

FOLLOW THROUGH AND COMPLETE

“Activity is not achievement. It is not enough to rush about beginning a lot of things and keeping busy. A well-spent life is one that rounds out what it has begun.”
— Eknath Easwaran

Intention and the words we speak are powerful. When we say we are going to do something, we set energy in motion. When we fail to act or complete our intention, we drain our energy. We lose our power.

We would be wise to choose our words carefully — to really mean what we say and to honour the commitments we have made.

“Genius begins great works; labor alone finishes them.”
— Joseph Joubert

“Good to begin well, better to end well.”
— English proverb

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe 

Yikes! The holidays are upon us and I have no idea what to get for 8 billion people this year! Do you have any idea how difficult it is shopping for people who already have dominion over all things?

There’s NOTHING I can give them, that they can’t give to themselves.

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Persimmon Daikon Salad

It’s persimmon season and I love it! Persimmons are such a versatile fruit. They can be used in savoury dishes, turned into sweet desserts, or eaten by themselves. This Japanese style persimmon daikon salad is so easy to make, even though it is probably a bit out of the ordinary. It’s bright and punchy and goes great on the side of any dish. If you can’t find daikon, use any radish

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Persimmon-Daikon-Salad.html

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Magical Correspondences for Wednesday

Intentions:Rules healing, 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
November 21, 2018

Passion

“The fiery moments of passionate experience are the moments of wholeness and totality of the personality.”

-Anais Nin (1968)

Passion is often associated with fire. It feels “hot.” It feels like it could consume us. We need to pay attention to the things that we feel passionate about. Our passions are tools which help us to learn and grow. When we are pursuing our passions we feel alive, we are living in the moment, taking it all in and savoring each experience. They are the times when we are more of who we really are, and we know it.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 7 Things That Happen When You Take Responsibility For Your Life

Too many of us simply drift through our lives, allowing fate to take us where it may. But a life without commitment is a life wasted, and so it’s important to live on purpose, and to make intentional choices every single day.
Read more at https://www.beliefnet.com/inspiration/7-things-that-happen-when-you-take-responsibility-for-your-life.aspx#ReFtttvwxKi0eT31.99

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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 14, 2018

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for November 14, 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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O wild West Wind, thou breath of Autumn’s being,
Thou, from whose unseen presence the leaves dead
Are driven, like ghosts from an enchanter fleeing.

-Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822)

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Spiritual Unite: Chakra Colour Meaning And Its Significance

Chakra colours are how the specific energy frequencies of the seven primary chakra energy centres express themselves in the human aura.
By looking at these unique to each person aura colours and how they appear around the body, we can find out a lot about the chakras and the metaphysical health of the individual.

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/chakra-colour-meaning-and-its-significance/

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Daily Good: How to Break the Loop of Our Destructive Patterns

When we’re afraid, we often find ourselves caught up in habitual ways of responding that fail to bring us the relief we seek. “To keep repeating a baleful pattern without recognizing that we are caught in its loop is one of life’s greatest tragedies; to recognize it but feel helpless in breaking it is one of our greatest trials; to transcend the fear of uncertainty, which undergirds all such patterns of belief and behavior, is a supreme triumph.” In a beautiful response to Vincent Van Gogh’s 1884 letter to his brother on fear and risk-taking, novelist Nicole Krauss sheds light on how rather than being governed by our fears, we can recognize the opportunity to step outside of them and ultimately overcome them

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2129/how-to-break-the-loop-of-our-destructive-patterns-maria-popova/

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Coffey Talk: Numerology of Number 4

As we continue our series on Vedic Numerology, today we take a look at the number 4.

Those born on day 4, 13, 22, or 31 in any month are ruled by the number 4, and by Rahu. Rahu is one of the two nodes of the moon, the other being Ketu. Rahu is the north node of the moon, it is active and works primarily on mental energy. Rahu can bring confusion and dissatisfaction. It can also great talent in the arts, painting, writing and editing. It can cause 4 people to be suspicious or secretive, and this can cause problems in their family life. They often have the ability to see the unseen. They make good spies and detectives.

Rahu has been described by astrologers as smoky. It has no shape on its own and is always changing, and when present it obscures the shape of what is nearby. Rahu gives 4 people intelligence, courage, and patience.

4 people are prone to lots of changes in their lives. They get used to this, and take it in stride. However, this tends to make them uncertain, so they often seek the advice of others. 4 people root for the underdog. This is probably because they often face opposition and can relate. They are flexible, easily adjusting themselves in social situations. They can be stubborn and unconventional, but they are also efficient and organized. They like to make a difference; they advocate for social and environmental reform, and they often go into politics. They are not afraid of facing opposition and can often be selfish. They need to take care not to isolate themselves or they could get depressed.

Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays are generally good days for 4 people. Blue, grey and khaki are favorable colors.

There is a saying that when 4’s appear, angels are near. 4 is all about safety, security and stability. When you see 4’s repeated it’s basically the universe saying to you “don’t worry, I’ve got you.”

Glen Campbell and Jack Nicholson were both born on April 22 – a 4 day in a 4 month!

coffeytalk.com

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MNN: Ancient Egyptian tomb turns out to be crawling with mummified cats

It’s no secret that ancient Egyptians had an abiding fondness for cats. Many gods were depicted with unmistakably feline features. And strict laws forbade anyone from harming a cat.
But there seems to have been a bit of a legal loophole for turning cats into mummies.

https://www.mnn.com/green-tech/research-innovations/stories/cat-mummies-egypt-tomb

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EarthSky News: Moon, Mars pair up November 14-16

These next several evenings – November 14, 15 and 16 – highlight the moon and Mars coming quite close together on the sky’s dome. Look first for the moon, and you can’t miss the red planet Mars, which shines more brilliantly than a 1st-magnitude star all month long. For us in North America, the moon will swing closest to Mars for the month on the evening of November 15

https://earthsky.org/tonight/moon-mars-pair-up-november-14-16

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Patheos-Pagan: You Are Your Own Spiritual Authority

Witch, Pagan, Neo-Pagan, Wiccan, and so on. These are all labels, titles, words to allow us to fit ourselves into little boxes. They are also words that create an us vs. them mentality. “I am not a Wiccan.” “You shouldn’t capitalize neopagan.” And my ever favorite and constant argument, “Well, actually, that tradition you practice in is only XX years old.” We spend a lot of time telling other people what does or doesn’t make their practice legit. We waste a lot of energy ‘othering’ those whose practices aren’t in perfect alignment with our own.

Personally I’m rather tired of it.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/thewitchesnextdoor/2018/11/you-are-your-own-spiritual-authority/

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Inner Journey:

QUESTION YOUR INTENTION

“Men are more accountable for their motives, than for anything else ….”
— Archibald Alexander

Why are you doing what you are doing?

Throughout the day, continually ask yourself about your underlying motivation. Are you doing what you are doing for selfish, manipulative or fearful reasons, or in honest service? Maybe you will see that much of your activity lacks purpose. This is a great way to become more conscious.

Your intention and motives are fundamental to the results you receive. Set high intentions and your life will blossom.

“A good intention clothes itself with power.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

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A Note from the Universe

Do you know what tickles me?

Besides you.

For every single time-space manifestation, from catching a cold to the accumulation of massive personal wealth, a shifting of props and persons must be choreographed from here with mind-boggling precision. Taking into account not only all of your other thoughts, beliefs, and expectations as they change from moment to moment, but those of everyone else on the planet, so that not one of you, not one, is ever denied getting exactly what you think about.

And to answer the often unasked question, “Yes, you can still have it all, no matter what others in your life might think, say, or do.”

Talk about multi-tasking –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Spicy Asian Watermelon Salad

Packed with nuts, avocados, tomatoes and watermelon, this dish is loaded with great textures. It’s also full of vitamins and healthy fats. I didn’t use an oil in the dressing because of the balance you get from the cashews and avocado. This savoury and spicy twist on a melon salad makes a great side for any meal. Give it a try!

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Spicy-Asian-Watermelon-Salad.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
November 14, 2018

Laughter

“Life can be wildly tragic at times, and I’ve had my share. But whatever happens to you, you have to keep a slightly comic attitude. In the final analysis, you have got not to forget to laugh.”

-Katharine Hepburn

Most of comedy is built on tragedy – the slip on the banana peel, the pie in the face, the big misunderstanding. And we laugh because we can relate – we’ve been there. In movies there can only be so much drama before we’re offered up some “comic relief.” Writers know that audiences need a break in their emotions or they just go numb. Yes, life is tragic, and life can also be hysterically funny. Have you ever had one of those things happen where you say: “We’re going to look back on this and laugh one day?” We all have. And you know what? That day does come when we laugh – and it feels good.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: Flipping the Coin on Your Problems
I have an approach to problems, which I refer to as The Coin Theory. I consider problems to be like a coin. One side of our problem is the heads side, and the other side is the tails side. The tails side…
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 November 7, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for November 7, 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 soft November days are here,
The aftermath of blossom’s year.
-Sara Louisa (Vickers) Oberholtzer (1841-1930)

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Spiritual Unite: My Soul Is Tired? How To Fix Your Tired Soul

One of the most common problems for people who are awake spiritually, in this day and age is soul tiredness.
If your soul is tired, you can suffer a variety of symptoms that can drastically affect your quality of life.

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/my-soul-is-tired-how-to-fix-your-tired-soul/

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MBG: Tonight’s New Moon In Scorpio Is All About Power & Seduction — Here’s How To Tap Into It

As we plunge into the shadows of the unseen universe within ourselves, our eyes, as well as our inner vision, will eventually adjust to the darkness. It is here where we can begin to finally see the light, as parts of ourselves that were once hidden are revealed. New moons are typically invisible to the naked eye, but we can look to the dark night sky as though it were a blank canvas—symbolic for new beginnings and intention setting.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/new-moon-2018-horoscope

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Daily Good: A Call to Caring

“At the heart of caring is an ‘and’ not an ‘or’. Deep within us lies a potential that transcends our artificial limitations. Can we embrace the possibility that we are fully capable of caring globally, in every direction — that the compass of our caring could open 360 degrees?” In his new book ‘Caring’ Tibetan lama Tarthang Thulku dives deep into an exploration of caring the potent antidote it offers to the ills of our time. The following excerpt, authored by his daughter shares thoughts on how to create a more caring world.

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2131/how-to-create-a-more-caring-world-tsering-gellek/

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MNN: Celebrate British wildlife with these 17 serene images

With so many wildlife photography competitions out there, how do you tell one from the other? Well, the name British Wildlife Photography Awards speaks for itself — and these photos stand out from the pack.
The competition invites amateur and professional photographers to submit images they’ve captured across the United Kingdom. From the thousands of photographs submitted, winners are selected in 15 categories including a documentary film category and special categories for young photographers.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/blogs/celebrate-british-wildlife-these-17-serene-images-animals

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EarthSky News: Peer out our galaxy’s south window

Tonight, or any clear November evening, try using the Great Square of Pegasus to star-hop your way to a view out our galaxy’s south window. In other words, you’ll be looking away from the flat plane of our Milky Way – where most of our galaxy’s stars reside – and toward intergalactic space. You can do this no matter what part of Earth you’re standing on.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/looking-out-galaxys-south-window

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Patheos-Pagan:  Irish-American Witchcraft: Witchcraft with Fairies; Walking the Wild Woods

There is a long history of witches working with fairies in various ways, both learning from them and being in service to them. In modern paganism we more often see this relationship played out very differently, with the Good Folk being approached from a more ceremonial magic perspective or treated as a kind of spirit guide or ally.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/agora/2018/11/witchcraft-with-fairies-walking-the-wild-woods/

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Inner Journey: 

WHAT IS LOVE?

“When mystics use the word love, they use it very carefully — in the deeply spiritual sense, where to love is to know; to love is to act. If you really love, from the depths of your Consciousness, that love gives you a native wisdom. You perceive the needs of others intuitively and clearly, with detachment from any personal desires; and you know how to act creatively to meet those needs, dexterously surmounting any obstacle that comes in the way. Such is the immense, driving power of love.”
— Eknath Easwaran

“Therefore, when I say that ‘I love,’ it is not I who love, but in reality Love who acts through me. Love is not so much something I do as something that I am. Love is not a doing but a state of being – a relatedness, a connectedness to another mortal, an identification with her or him that simply flows within me and through me, independent of my intentions or my efforts.”
— Robert A. Johnson

“When you are aware that you are the force that is Life, anything is possible. Miracles happen all the time, because those miracles are performed by the heart. The heart is in direct communion with the human soul, and when the heart speaks, even with the resistance of the head, something inside you changes; your heart opens another heart, and true love is possible.”
— Don Miguel Ruiz

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A Note from the Universe

The trick to blending work and play lies not in what you do, but in how you view what you do.

See work as play and see play as important – super, very.

Super, very important –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Harvest Potato Soup

End of season potato soup can be made even more tasty and hearty by the addition of additional veggies such as carrots or squash.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Harvest-Potato-Soup-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
November 7, 2018

Beauty

“I pray thee, O God, that I may be beautiful within.” -Socrates

Ah, Socrates! Wisdom is beautiful! You are beautiful! Who would argues that this great philosopher wasn’t beautiful? It’s like a supermodel wishing to be more photogenic. We are all beautiful simply because we ARE. We are here, on this beautiful planet. We cannot be MORE beautiful, because we are already all that. Yet we can recognize that beauty, cultivate it, cherish it. We can express beauty, and show gratitude for it.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 6 Easy Ways to Shake Off a Bad Day

How many times have you been stuck in a funk all day? Maybe your morning got off to a bad start, and you never really managed to turn that around. Perhaps you had a fight with someone during the afternoon, and your irritable mood persisted long after the actual argument had ended.
Read more at https://www.beliefnet.com/inspiration/6-easy-ways-to-shake-off-a-bad-day.aspx#cczzmKWFB0yU3TOg.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 October 24, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for October 24, 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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Oh, good gigantic smile o’ the brown old earth,
This autumn morning! How he sets his bones
To bask i’ the sun, and thrusts out knees and feet
For the ripple to run over in its mirth;
Listening the while, where on the heap of stones
The white breast of the sea-lark twitters sweet.

-Robert Browning (1812-89)

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Spirituality & Health: 5 Ways to Not Be Irritated All the Time
BY KATHRYN DRURY WAGNER
“I’m taking this car and moving to Florida!” the elderly man in front of me at the DMV raged. He held up the line for a good 20 minutes, all over a measly $25 fee. I’m sure I wasn’t the only person in line thinking, “By all means, head for that state line… and now.” But you can’t completely blame the guy. Sometimes life triggers what can feels like an endless case of road rage. Even us yogis and meditators aren’t immune from it. Every little thing starts to grate, from the headline in the Washington Post to the #$% convection oven. Woah. If you feel like you are living life in a constant state of irritation, here are a few ways to calm down.

https://spiritualityhealth.com/articles/2018/10/22/5-ways-not-to-be-irritated-all-the-time

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MBG: You Don’t Always Have To Apologize. Here’s When You Should — And When You Shouldn’t 

We’re in the midst of a movement against “overapologizing”—especially for women, who tend to apologize more often than men because they have a lower threshold for what counts as offensive behavior. To be clear, caring about how your actions affect others is rarely a bad thing. But the deeper problem seems to stem from the lack of understanding around why we apologize. Sometimes it’s just a reflex. And sometimes, it’s not coming from a place of concern at all.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/do-i-have-to-apologize-heres-when-you-dont-need-to-say-sorry

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Daily Good: The Monk, the Butcher & the Origins of Deep Counting

Our lives are based on what we count and how we count it. Somik Raha asks what would be different in our lives if we changed how we engage with counting. Raha takes us through stories of what is meritorious, which leads us into deep counting– counting which facilitates meaningful experiences. He then brings us into the understanding of how making distinctions is an act of creation and is juxtaposed against perceiving ourselves as nothing. This is the transcendent loop of infinity and seen in the scientific dance of making finer distinctions within a community, which has revealed a picture of larger, more meaningful truth. This truth is shared through stories that lead us to reflect on what counts and helps us transcend division and touch the reality of integration

http://www.dailygood.org/more.php?op=get&url=https%3A%2F%2Fmedium.com%2Finvaluable%2Fthe-monk-the-butcher-and-the-incredible-origins-of-deep-counting-8c85bb2c7e77

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Elephant Journal: Uranus in Opposition—The Divine Union of Masculine & Feminine.

At midnight, on October 23rd, when the Sun reached its greatest distance below the horizon, Uranus stood directly opposite the sun in the night sky, shining blue and bright in the constellation Aries.
According to ancient Egyptian astronomy, Aries was associated with Amon-Ra, the king of gods, who was depicted as a man with the curled horns of a ram, representing masculine fertility and creativity.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/10/uranus-in-opposition-the-divine-union-of-masculine-feminine/

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MNN: 20 microscopic images that will open your eyes to a whole new world

From insects to plants and even the human eye, these images capture the illuminating and fascinating details of living objects.

The 44th annual Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition received nearly 2,500 submissions from 89 countries and selected the top 20 images.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Full Hunter’s Moon on October 24

October 24, 2018 brings the Northern Hemisphere’s full Hunter’s Moon. For this hemisphere, it’s the second full moon of autumn (or second full moon after our autumn equinox). For the Southern Hemisphere, it’s the second full moon of spring.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/full-hunters-moon-on-october-24

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Patheos-Pagan: Herbal Ways to Stay Healthy This Season

Changing of the Seasons Does Not Have to Mean Illness
It almost seems like I woke up one day and it was October. Dazed and confused, I wonder where the golden days of summer have disappeared to. If you leave in New England, like I do, this past summer was a tad disappointing. It seemed to rain A LOT. Do not get me wrong, I love rain.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/thefairytalewitch/2018/10/herbal-ways-to-stay-healthy-this-season/

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Inner Journey: 

CO-CREATION

“[Manifestation is] the art of fashioning a co- creative, synchronistic, and mutually supportive relationship between the inner creative energies of a person’s own mind and spirit and their counterpart within the larger world in order to bring a new and desirable situation into being.”
— David Spangler


I have always understood that Spirit works through us. Only recently have I really come to appreciate how Spirit works WITH us. The divine life force partners with our unique perspective, our passion and our skills to create new life situations.


We are not passive vessels for God’s will. To realize our highest potential, we must co-create with the divine.


“We must see ourselves as co-manifestors — partners in manifestation — all engaged in the primal act of unfoldment and emergence. Each act of manifestation may be directed toward a specific outcome, but it also contributes to the greater manifestation of the wholeness, love, compassion, and creativity of the primal source from which we all come.” — David Spangler


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A Note from the Universe

If people could only glimpse the unimaginable depth of the great love they were born of and to which they’ll swiftly return,  and they realized that their choice to be “here” was made from the zenith of their own intergalactic brilliance, and they understood how much more their lives have made possible for others who will follow, I do believe they’d cut themselves a bit more slack, smell more flowers, and hold more hands.

I got you, babe –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Green Apple Monsters 

Aren’t these little monsters adorable? They’re mostly fruit, so you won’t feel too bad munching on them. Play around with their teeth and eye spacing to give them each some character. After slicing the apples, this would be a great edible craft for kids. Have fun!

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Green-Apple-Monsters.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
October 24, 2018

Forgiveness

“To forgive is the highest, most beautiful form of love. In return, you will receive untold peace and happiness.”

-Robert Muller

Think of this from a purely economical point of view. When you invest in blame, judgement, criticism and victimization, what do you receive in return? Does an attempt at making someone else feel bad bring any real benefit to you personally? Or could it actually cause you harm? Now, knowing that we are each responsible for our own choices and responses, think about this: When you invest in forgiveness, acceptance, understanding and harmony, what do you receive in return? Here there are many rewards! Among them: peace of mind, coherence, stability and love.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 6 Powerful Choices That Will Change Everything

You need to make a fundamental change and making choices are part of the evolution of this method. Choices can be for the good or for the bad, depending on the election. Still, decisions can make us feel awkward and could even promote a sense of fright in people because of the unknown. And yet, it can be for our own welfare. It may help us obtain new friends, venture out into a new business or nudge us to consider visiting another land. There comes a time when there will be a fork in the road. We either work within the confines of our personal fears, bad attitudes and unforgiveness or move on in love and in hope

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Read more at https://www.beliefnet.com/inspiration/6-powerful-choices-that-will-change-everything.aspx#coTKGJCbjSbRZ5Mj.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 October 17, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for October 17, 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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Storms make trees take deeper roots.”
-Dolly Parton (b. 1946)

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Spiritual Unite: 20 Twin Flame Signs: Who Is Your Mirror Soul?

I like to think of the meeting of two mirror souls as an existential earthquake: all of a sudden you can sense that an immensely important person has entered your life. All of a sudden you get the overwhelming feeling that your life is going to change in a way you aren’t even aware of yet  and yet you …

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/20-twin-flame-signs-who-is-your-mirror-soul/

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MBG: The 5-Minute Breathing Exercise That’ll Keep You Grounded

It’s easy to get lost in the smaller cycles of existence—the alarm clock that sounds each morning, the daily grind, the commute to and from work. But when we let these habitual actions define our lives, we lose sight of everything that falls in between. Nature’s cycle through the seasons, on the other hand, does not lend itself to monotony. The earth tilts and turns toward the sun in a glorious rotation that manifests as warmer and cooler temperatures, brighter and duller colors, crisp air and cool rain..

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/self-care-ritual-for-autumn

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Did You Know?​​​​​​​
Himalayan pink salt is pink (actually, with hues of pink, red, and white) because it is a full spectrum salt rich in trace minerals. In fact, it contains 84 minerals and elements.

https://thesaltmystery.com/

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Elephant Journal: What Fall teaches us about Letting Go.

As I sit on my back porch, the overcast, chilly gray of the last week has been swept aside, replaced with fluffy clouds and intermittent peeks of blue.
My backyard, a hilly and verdant forest, is in the throes of change.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/10/what-fall-teaches-us-about-letting-go/

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MNN: How to identify poison ivy, oak and sumac

John Manion is a guy who know his plants. That’s not surprising since he’s the curator of the seven-acre Kaul Wildflower Garden, the native plant collection at Birmingham Botanical Garden in Birmingham, Alabama.

Read more……………………

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EarthSky News: Look for Orionid meteors this month

Details on the annual Orionid meteor shower. How and when to watch. In 2018, the peak morning is probably October 21. But start watching now, before dawn!

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

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Patheos-Pagan: 13 Lazy Ways to Celebrate Samhain 

Sometimes we Witches and Pagans just don’t have enough energy for a full on Samhain spectacular. Plus, with the cursing of Trump, the riding around on brooms, and the organizing of the Full Moon potluck every month, it’s hard to take the time for a full Sabbat celebration. If you are finding yourself a bit lazy this year, here are 13 lazy ways to celebrate Samhain. So you know, you can still call yourself a Witch, even if you’re phoning it in.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/thewitchesnextdoor/2018/10/13-lazy-ways-to-celebrate-samhain/

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Inner Journey: 

SING YOUR OWN SONG

“Since you are like no other being ever created since the beginning of time, you are incomparable.”
— Brenda Ueland

Great forces are directing you to conform to the patterns of your society. You have DNA that has been handed down from generation to generation, coding repeated behaviour patterns into your being. You have archetypal energies setting the standards for how you behave as a man or a woman, as husband or wife, as father or mother …. You are immersed in consensual reality, whereby the world around you reflects societal understanding of how life has been and is to be.

At the same time, you have an even greater force within you inspiring you to wake up and recognize the reality of who you are. This force, the creative power underlying the entire universe, is urging you to create brand new standards of reality.

The status quo is blind to our creative power. Create a brand new world for yourself, one that meets your deepest needs, and you will help raise the quality of consciousness of the entire world.

“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”
— Gandhi

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A Note from the Universe

How you feel is more important than anything else.

And this is something you get to choose, moment by moment.

Supercoolhappy works for me,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Mango Cream Cake 

It’s commonly called mango float. It’s a no cook graham and mango combined with cream which is sometimes mistaken as mango ice cream because of it’s creamy components.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Mango-Cream-Cake.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
October 17, 2018

Life

“Life is what happens to you
While you’re busy
Making other plans.”

-John Lennon (1940-1980)

We go about our lives trying really hard to keep everything in order, all the plates spinning: jobs, family, friends, community responsibilities, etc. But every once in awhile something happens that is beyond our reach, out of our control. Maybe someone we love gets sick, or we have a bad financial setback. Now our attention is elsewhere, and it seems that everything else gets out of balance, too. The truth is that we can’t control everything, and that we probably wouldn’t be any good at it if we could! But we can control our responses to these unexpected situations. We can use our problems as opportunities to learn and to grow. These are the times when we find that reserve of strength that was there all along. We discover more of who we really are, and what we’re really capable of.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: What is the Difference Between Reacting and Responding
Learn to respond instead of react.

Everyone has had those moments when they acted without thinking. A person’s child was running at the pool, and they fell and hit their head. The frightened parent starts yelling at the child. A coworker makes a teasing comment about how tired a person must be after hosting a family reunion. The person snaps something insulting back because they actually spent all weekend fighting with their father. A person comes home to find that their new puppy has chewed up the couch. They start screaming at the dog.
Read more at http://www.beliefnet.com/wellness/what-is-the-difference-between-reacting-and-responding.aspx#7mJhzKjM0PMXddQt.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/