Cat’s Morning Bits for August 21, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for August 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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What is a weed?
A plant whose virtues have yet to be discovered.”
–Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–82)

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Spiritual Unite: Can Soulmates Feel Each Other?

Can soulmates feel each other? The soulmate relationship is a soul level relationship that we share with people whose souls have come from the same oversoul. These people are in our soul group and we share a lot in common with them on a spiritual level. Because of this, soulmates can often feel each other.

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/can-soulmates-feel-each-other/

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MBG: Weekly Horoscope: Saturday’s Astro Event Will Happen Only Once In 2018
On Thursday, Virgo season brings us back down to Earth.

The Cirque du Soleil wages on for three more days as the Sun winds down its 2018 tour through flamboyant Leo. If you need to dazzle the crowds with your creative gymnastics—or let ’em know who’s queen around here—make your mark on Monday or Tuesday. On Thursday, August 23, the razzle-dazzle dies down

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/weekly-horoscope-august-20-26-2018

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Did You Know?

Pie was not always America’s favorite dessert – in the 19th Century, fruit pies were a common breakfast food eaten before the start of a long day.

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Elephant Journal: How to Get Back Up when the Universe keeps Kicking you Down.

What happens when life falls apart—completely? Every inch of it destroyed.
To be fair, sometimes it’s exactly what we’ve asked for. Maybe in a meditation to the new moon, or a prayer stick thrown into the fire, or a penny thrown into a fountain, we ask that our life be transformed completely.

In this way, we call in Kali, the goddess of death and transformation. We call on her energy to come and completely turn our life around.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/08/how-to-get-back-up-when-the-universe-keeps-kicking-you-down/

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EarthSky News: Moon, Saturn, Mars August 20 to 22

As darkness falls on August 20 to 22, 2018, watch for the waxing gibbous moon to move by two of the four planets now up after sunset. The moon passed Venus around August 13 and 14. It passed Jupiter around August 16 and 17. On August 20 and 21, you’ll find…

http://earthsky.org/tonight/moon-saturn-mars-august-20-to-22

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Patheos-Pagan: Morning Meditation with Robin

Here I sit in my spot at the back window, first cup of hot coffee in hand, watching the comings and goings through the back yard. The sun slants in harshly from the southeast, feeding the cherry tomato plants, and freshly mowed lawn. The enormous Tulip Poplar tree – our Guardian Tree – shades a dappled patch of yard that is our sacred ground.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/witchonfire/2018/08/morning-meditation-with-robin/

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Inner Journey: 

A LIGHT LOOK AT LIFE’S JOURNEY

“Inside every older person is a younger person–wondering what the hell happened.”
— Cora Harvey Armstrong

“The hardest years in life are those between 10 and 70.”
— Helen Hayes (at 73)

“Old age ain’t no place for sissies.”
— Bette Davis

“Thirty-five is when you finally get your head together and your body starts falling apart.”
— Caryn Leschen

“If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.”
— Frank A. Clark

“I’m looking forward to looking back on all this.”
— Sandra Knell

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A Note from the Universe

When you see things that pain you,  that sadden you, or that make your heart ache, remember… you’re not seeing all.

I hope you never need this one.

All love,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Strawberry Mango Sorbet

This is a quick and easy sorbet that doesn’t require an ice cream maker. A bit of heavy cream pureed with ripe fruits make for an excellent treat once frozen. I love this for hot summer days!

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Strawberry-Mango-Sorbet.html

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Magical Correspondences for Tuesday

Intentions: Courage, Destination, Physical Strength, Revenge, Military Honors, Surgery and the Breaking of Negative Spells, Matrimony, War, Enemies, Prison, Vitality and Assertiveness

Incense: Dragon’s Blood, Patchouli, Lignum Aloes, Plantain

Perfumes: Hellebore, Carnation, Patchouli
Planet: Mars
Sign: Aries and Scorpio
Angel: Samuel
Colors: Red and Orange
Herbs/Plants:Red Rose, Cock’s Comb, Pine, Daisy, Thyme and Pepper
Stones: Carnelian, Bloodstone, Ruby, Garnet and Pink Tourmaline
Oil: (Mars) Basil, Coriander, Ginger

Goddesses: Aset [Isis], Soorejnaree, Pingalla, Anna, Aine, Danu, Yngona, Bellona, Aida Wedo, Sun Woman

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Daily Wisdom
August 21, 2018

Patience

“What is your need to eat the seed,
When growth might be so sweet?”

-Ann Wickham, 1915

Ah, this sounds almost like an offer, doesn’t it? Maybe we have a choice – instant, yet temporary satisfaction now – or a more long-lasting and genuine appreciation if we but wait a little bit. Patience brings its own rewards. When we are children, we want everything NOW! It is difficult for us to sit still and wait for anything. But as the years go by, we understand that some things are worth the wait. We begin to put great value on patience.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: Expanding Awareness with Archangel Uriel
This is a time of expanding Awareness and the best Archangel to call upon for help you is Archangel Uriel. He can help you to live in the moment. Become more conscious of your thoughts and feelings with…
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 August 7, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for August 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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All Nature helps to swell the song
And chant the same refrain;
July and June have slipped away
And August’s here again.
-Helen Maria Winslow (1852-1938)

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Spiritualilty & Health: 5 Morning Rituals You Haven’t Tried Yet

What is up with all the hot water with lemon? Many of wellness junkies start the day with that, and affirmations, meditation and journaling. To shake up the routine a bit, I went in search of some new ideas for morning rituals. I hope the results have you inspired, and maybe even looking forward to the alarm clock ringing tomorrow. Read More.

 https://spiritualityhealth.com/articles/2018/08/06/5-morning-rituals-you-havent-tried-yet#

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MBG: Your Weekly Horoscope: This Weekend Brings Some Much-Needed Closure

On Monday, Venus moves into Libra and brings on an appreciation for the finer things in life.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/weekly-horoscope-august-6-12-2018

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Daily Good: The World I Want to Live In

“Even though I am now almost completely blind due to the late embers of the naked sky of Hiroshima, when I first saw with the ‘vision of the heart,’ I finally understood that I am at last, truly able to see. When I had an epiphany two decades ago, I was convinced that forgiveness is the first step toward peace…My life story demonstrates how a heart twisted by hatred and revenge can be transformed by forgiveness, evolving to a path of peaceful wisdom and the essential work of healing human hearts.” In this sweet video, Takashi Tanemori shares his “vision” for the world after Hiroshima. { read more } http://www.karmatube.org/videos.php?id=7285

Be The Change

Next time you feel anger at a loved one’s actions, try practicing “instant forgiveness,” opening your heart to your loved one’s reality in that moment.

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Elephant Journal: Decoding the Last Eclipse of 2018 & Discovering what it means for your Sign.

The third and final puzzle piece of 2018’s eclipse season arrives with August’s Leo solar eclipse.

On August 11, 2018, the sign of Leo will be lighting up the scene of our ever-changing stories—

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/08/decoding-the-last-eclipse-of-2018-discovering-what-it-means-for-your-sign/

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EarthSky News: Think sharks are the coolest ocean predators? Consider mantis shrimps

Do sharks have bullet-like strikes? Do they have super-vision? Can they take down prey in milliseconds? Mantis shrimps have these abilities – and more – to put them among Earth’s most impressive predators.

http://earthsky.org/earth/mantis-shrimp-ocean-predator

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Patheos-Pagan: A Letter To Those Trying To Convert Me

Here lately I’ve had more than my usual share of proselytizers. These are people who begin religious conversations not to learn or even to share, but to “win.” Their goal is to aggressively convert me to their religion, not by convincing me it’s a better way, but by insisting it’s the only way. Most are Christians, some are atheists, a few are Muslims.
I’m a public Pagan – it comes with the territory. And it’s not like there’s even a remote chance they’ll be successful.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/johnbeckett/2018/08/a-letter-to-those-trying-to-convert-me.html

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Inner Journey: 

PAY ATTENTION TO YOUR EMOTIONS

“Emotions are the next frontier to be understood and conquered. To manage our emotions is not to drug them or suppress them, but to understand them so that we can intelligently direct our emotional energies and intentions…. It’s time for human beings to grow up emotionally, to mature into emotionally managed and responsible citizens. No magic pill will do it.”
— Doc Childre

Many of us believe that we need to keep a tight lid on our emotions. We fear that if we ever allow these emotions to be expressed, they will do serious damage.

But if we summon up the courage to truly feel our emotions, we discover that they don’t last. The monster in the closet turns out to be a pussycat. In fact, if we are willing to experience our emotions completely, without resistance of any kind, they burn themselves out in only a few minutes.

The only thing that keeps emotions alive within you over long periods is your unwillingness to acknowledge them.

“By starving emotions we become humorless, rigid and stereotyped; by repressing them we become literal, reformatory and holier-than-thou; encouraged, they perfume life; discouraged, they poison it.”
— Joseph Collins

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A Note from the Universe

The thing is, life’s magic isn’t a substitute for networking, socializing, and “working.” To the contrary, these are some of its greatest incubators.

To the office,

The Universe
tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Refreshing Watermelon Salad

This unique mix of watermelon, basil, cucumbers and ketchup (!) makes a great, refreshing salad!

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Refreshing-Watermelon-Salad.html

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Magical Correspondences for Tuesday

Intentions: Courage, Destination, Physical Strength, Revenge, Military Honors, Surgery and the Breaking of Negative Spells, Matrimony, War, Enemies, Prison, Vitality and Assertiveness

Incense: Dragon’s Blood, Patchouli, Lignum Aloes, Plantain

Perfumes: Hellebore, Carnation, Patchouli
Planet: Mars
Sign: Aries and Scorpio
Angel: Samuel
Colors: Red and Orange
Herbs/Plants:Red Rose, Cock’s Comb, Pine, Daisy, Thyme and Pepper
Stones: Carnelian, Bloodstone, Ruby, Garnet and Pink Tourmaline
Oil: (Mars) Basil, Coriander, Ginger

Goddesses: Aset [Isis], Soorejnaree, Pingalla, Anna, Aine, Danu, Yngona, Bellona, Aida Wedo, Sun Woman

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Daily Wisdom
August 7, 2018 

Soul

“The soul of man … is a portion or a copy of the soul of the Universe and is joined together on principles and in proportions corresponding to those which govern the Universe.”

-Plutarch (AD 46?-119?)

Any attempt to define the soul inevitably brings with it a connection with the Universe. So it follows that each soul, while connected to the Universe, is also connected with each other soul – by association, if nothing else! We’re more than family, we are all One.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 7 Tips Towards a Digital Detox
Do you sleep with your phone or use it as an alarm? Phones can disrupts sleep patterns since they emit radiation according to a 2008 study. Researchers found that people that slept near their cell…
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 July 17, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for July 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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Come ye into the summer woods;
There entereth no annoy;
All greenly wave the chestnut leaves,
And the earth is full of joy.
-Mary Howitt (1799-1888)

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Spiritual Unite: Orion Starseed | Traits | Everything You Need To Know

Orion starseeds came to earth during the 60’s to the 90’s. They were the ones paving the way for many young people who had no direction in life. They were the ones supporting the out of control teens or the wayward friend. If you were the child, who looked up to the stars and wondered where you belong

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/orion-starseed/

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MBG: Weekly Horoscope: Do You Feel The Shift In The Air? This Sunday’s Transit Will Change Everything

This week, we’re moving out of Cancer season.

Gather ’round that beach bonfire! The Sun spends its final six days of 2018 in sentimental Cancer, sounding the call for warm-fuzzy bonding. There’s rarely a better time than this for huddling close with your inner circle peeps, whether you share DNA or have adopted them as “chosen family.”

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/weekly-horoscope-for-july-16-to-22-2018

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Tetrakyts: The Basics of Reiki for Beginners – Healing Yourself with Reiki 

If you’re into spirituality, witchcraft, Wicca or even New Age, you’ve probably already heard to read something about reiki. It has been growing steadily in popularity since its elaboration in the 20th century, and although it is a very modern form of alternative medicine…..

https://www.thetetraktys.com/2018/the-basics-of-reiki-for-beginners-healing-yourself-with-reiki/

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Elephant Journal: 11 Ways to Raise your Vibration—and thereby, Humanity’s. 

By raising our consciousness, we rise above partisan disagreements and the need to perpetuate drama. We rise above our little selves watching or reading the news and seeing the endless, outrageous narrative for what it is: lies. By expanding our consciousness, we can lift up own vibration—and maybe, just maybe, inspire others to do the same.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/07/11-ways-to-raise-your-vibration-and-thereby-humanitys/

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MNN: Bee Saving Paper gives bees an energy boost 

There’s a quote on the homepage of the Bee Saving Paper website attributed to Charles Darwin: “The life of man would be made extremely difficult if the bee disappeared.”

He was right about that. When a Whole Foods store pulled all the food out of the produce section that relied all pollinators, 52 percent of the department’s foods were carted away to illustrate the devastating hit our food system would take if bees disappeared.

https://www.mnn.com/your-home/organic-farming-gardening/blogs/bee-saving-paper-bees-energy-boost

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EarthSky News: Altair and Aquila the Eagle 

In the east after dark on these July evenings, look near the horizon for Altair, the brightest star in the constellation Aquila the Eagle. This is the bottom star of the Summer Triangle; that is, it’s the last of these three bright stars to ascend over the horizon.

http://earthsky.org/tonight/summer-triangle-altair-and-its-constellation-aquila-2

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Patheos-Pagan: What It Means to be On the Side of the Gods 

Like theists of all varieties, in times of trouble we call on our Gods. We ask for Their blessings, Their inspiration, and Their protection. Most times They give it to us, in one form or another. Their presence is a source of great comfort and strength – particularly for those of us who formed and maintained on-going relationships with one or more deities before things got bad.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/johnbeckett/2018/07/what-it-means-to-be-on-the-side-of-the-gods.html

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Inner Journey 

LEARN TO LET GO

“To attain knowledge, add things every day. To attain wisdom, remove things every day.”
— Lao Tzu

How do we take something away? As we cultivate higher awareness, we begin to see just how much we have added things that really aren’t there to our picture of reality. Our beliefs, concepts and emotions all add layers of meaning to physical reality, but that meaning exists for us only – it has no objective existence. For example, the word ‘mother’ has a complicated network of meaning for each of us.

Become aware of how your beliefs and emotions colour your perception of different events in your life. See if you can begin to step out of your fabrications to experience the truth and spaciousness of what is.

“When guilt rears its ugly head confront it, discuss it and let it go. The past is over. … Forgive yourself and move on.”
— Bernie S. Siegel

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A Note from the Universe

“Reality,”  is not that you are weak, and dream of becoming strong. Poor, and dream of becoming rich. Alone, and dream of having friends. But that you’re already strong, rich, and among friends. Yet, at times, dream that you’re not.

Silly,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Berry Fruit Salad 

A fruit salad made from delicious summer berries is a wonderful seasonal dessert.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Berry-Fruit-Salad.html

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Magical Correspondences for Tuesday 

Intentions: Courage, Destination, Physical Strength, Revenge, Military Honors, Surgery and the Breaking of Negative Spells, Matrimony, War, Enemies, Prison, Vitality and Assertiveness

Incense: Dragon’s Blood, Patchouli, Lignum Aloes, Plantain

Perfumes: Hellebore, Carnation, Patchouli
Planet: Mars
Sign: Aries and Scorpio
Angel: Samuel
Colors: Red and Orange
Herbs/Plants:Red Rose, Cock’s Comb, Pine, Daisy, Thyme and Pepper
Stones: Carnelian, Bloodstone, Ruby, Garnet and Pink Tourmaline
Oil: (Mars) Basil, Coriander, Ginger

Goddesses: Aset [Isis], Soorejnaree, Pingalla, Anna, Aine, Danu, Yngona, Bellona, Aida Wedo, Sun Woman

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Daily Wisdom
July 18, 2018

Enthusiasm

“All we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about.”

-Charles Kingsley

There are so many things that we could be enthusiastic about, but do we let ourselves get worked up? Too often we hold back, we say we don’t want to “get our hopes up” or we’re afraid to jump into something when we might fall back on our behinds. But there’s a reason why we get enthusiastic about the things that we get enthusiastic about – and that’s to lead us toward happiness! Enthusiasm is a cue for us to participate, get involved, “just do it!”

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: Awesome Ideas to Add to Your Bucket List
Whether you’ve started crafting your bucket list or not, here are 10 awesome ideas to add to it, for the risk taker in you. We promise they will change your life forever.

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 June 26, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for June 26, 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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Then flash the wings returning Summer calls
Through the deep arches of her forest halls,–
The bluebird, breathing from his azure plumes
The fragrance borrowed where the myrtle blooms.
-Oliver Wendell Holmes (1841-1935)

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Birds & Blooms: Grow Your Best Basil Ever

Basil is one of the most popular culinary herbs around, thanks to its spicy-sweet leaves and the way it adds a flavorful zing to pastas, sandwiches and sauces. But this leafy herb can be tricky to grow. It needs plenty of sunshine, well-draining soil and regular harvesting in order to thrive. Follow these seven basil-growing tips for garden success.

Read more…………………..

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MBG: Your Weekly Horoscope: Now Is The Perfect Week To Check In With Your NYE Resolutions

On Tuesday, Mars goes retrograde and sends our digital life into a frenzy.

Digital detox, anyone? You may need some serious space from your smartphone starting this Tuesday, June 26, when agitator Mars turns retrograde in technophile Aquarius.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/weekly-horoscope-june-25-to-july-1-2018

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Did You Know?

Ancient Egyptians revered their dogs. When a pet dog would die, the owners shaved off their eyebrows, smeared mud in their hair, and mourned aloud for days.

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Elephant Journal: The Most Transformational & Healing Full Moon of the Year.

On June 27th (or 28th, depending on your location), the full moon will be in the sign of Capricorn, which is represented by the mountain goat that climbs upward at a steady pace and is the sign connected to manifesting, ambition, and goals.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/06/the-most-transformational-healing-full-moon-of-the-year/

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MNN: How to forage like you’re from Finland

In Finland, they have what’s known as everyman’s right, also called the right to roam. People are permitted to camp, swim, bathe, fish and forage in almost all free spaces, even if those spaces are privately owned. That right, along with a history of foraging dating back to World War II, makes Finland’s city parks akin to wild grocery stores.

https://www.mnn.com/food/healthy-eating/blogs/how-forage-youre-finland

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EarthSky News: Earth between sun and Saturn late June

This week, look for the ringed planet Saturn to light up the night sky from dusk till dawn. Our planet Earth is about to fly between Saturn and the sun, bringing Saturn to what astronomers call opposition on June 27, 2018. In other words, Saturn is virtually opposite the sun in Earth’s sky right now, presenting a big milestone for observing the ringed planet!

http://earthsky.org/tonight/saturn-closest-and-brightest

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Patheos-Pagan: Harnessing The Power Of Symbolism In Pagan Worship

Symbolism, or “the practice or art of using an object to represent an abstract idea” has always held a raw, primitive power over the human subconscious. Think of Pan’s pipes, which represent pleasure, or his horns and goat legs, representing unbridled sexual inclination.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/starlight/2018/05/harnessing-the-power-of-symbolism-in-pagan-worship/

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Inner Journey:  

YOU ARE WORTHY!

“A person’s worth is contingent upon who he is, not upon what he does, or how much he has. The worth of a person, or a thing, or an idea, is in being, not in doing, not in having.”
— Alice Mary Hilton

As a human being, as spirit manifested in form, you are innately worthy. Your worthiness does not have to be strengthened or improved. However, you may not PERCEIVE yourself to be worthy.

If you doubt your self-worth, consciously or unconsciously, you will limit the good things you will allow into your life.

Do you consider yourself worthy? It may help to answer these questions:
• Do you find it easier to give than to receive?
• Do you have as much money as you would like?
• Do you feel driven to improve yourself?
• Do you value other people’s time more highly than your own?
• How would you feel if someone offered to pay you a salary of $1 million/year?

If you find you lack self-worth, don’t despair. Just being aware of your self-worth issues will help you let them go.

“Every achiever that I have ever met says, ‘My life turned around when I began to believe in me.'”
— Dr. Robert H. Schuller

“We cannot achieve more in life than what we believe in our heart of hearts we deserve to have.”
— James R. Ball

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

You might call it spiritual logistics but sometimes you have to move away, to get closer.

Or you might just call it weird.

Either way, it helps to remember it from time to time.

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Grilled Jalapeño Poppers

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Magical Correspondences for Tuesday

Intentions: Courage, Destination, Physical Strength, Revenge, Military Honors, Surgery and the Breaking of Negative Spells, Matrimony, War, Enemies, Prison, Vitality and Assertiveness

Incense: Dragon’s Blood, Patchouli, Lignum Aloes, Plantain

Perfumes: Hellebore, Carnation, Patchouli
Planet: Mars
Sign: Aries and Scorpio
Angel: Samuel
Colors: Red and Orange
Herbs/Plants:Red Rose, Cock’s Comb, Pine, Daisy, Thyme and Pepper
Stones: Carnelian, Bloodstone, Ruby, Garnet and Pink Tourmaline
Oil: (Mars) Basil, Coriander, Ginger

Goddesses: Aset [Isis], Soorejnaree, Pingalla, Anna, Aine, Danu, Yngona, Bellona, Aida Wedo, Sun Woman

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Daily Wisdom
June 26, 2018

Thoughts

“As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.” -Proverbs 23:7

Even way back when the bible was written people were talking about the heart’s intelligence. What do we KNOW in our heart? What conviction do we carry with us? It is important to recognize these thoughts, because they make up how we are, and who we think we are.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 7 Reasons to Integrate Buddhist Principles Into Your Life

Do you have a spiritual center?

Spirituality is an incredibly important part of life that we shouldn’t discount—what we believe provides our guiding principles, informing every action we take and affecting the very direction of our lives. And if you’ve been looking for a spiritual center that will improve your life in tangible ways, look no further than Buddhism.

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 May 21 , 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for May 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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It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important.”
-Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930)

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Spiritual Unite: When You Are Connected To Someone’s Soul

Most of our relationships are ephemeral; rarely do they last. In times like these, a soul-to-soul connection doesn’t even exist between family members. We can share our darkest and deepest secrets with another human being, but still feel emotionally detached. And yet, one day, out-of-the-blue, we meet someone.

http://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/connected-to-someones-soul-soulmate/

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MBG: Your Weekly Horoscope: Get Ready For Tons Of Intuitive Hits

On Monday, the quarter moon in Virgo will serve up a reality check.

Can sensuality and sensibility coexist? That’s the theme of the week as planets dance between the two realms. It begins on Monday, May 21, with the quarter moon in earthy, efficient Virgo. This lunar leveling may force us to deal with the not-so-dreamy aspects of a plan, like structure, organization, and budgets. Don’t resist the reality checks. What you discover could be heartening! Perhaps your wild hares are more doable than you realized.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/horoscope-for-may-21-27-2018

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Did You Know?

A beehive in summer can have as many as 50,000 to 80,000 bees. A bee must collect nectar from about 2 million flowers to make 1 pound of honey. It requires 556 worker bees to gather a pound of honey. Bees fly more than once around the world to gather a pound of honey.

 

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MNN: Photographer captures real-life purple rain

When photographer Joshua Moore set up his tripod along the Blue Ridge Parkway about 25 miles south of Asheville, North Carolina, one Sunday in May, he was planning to shoot a sunset. Instead, he got something more breathtaking: a captivating image of purple rain.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/climate-weather/blogs/photographer-captures-real-life-purple-rain

 

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EarthSky News: First Quarter Moon, Regulus on May 21

Tonight – May 21, 2018 – the half-lit first quarter moon passes 1.5o (3 moon-diameters) north of Regulus, the brightest star in the constellation Leo the Lion. Although our sky chart at the top of this post is specifically designed for mid-northern latitudes in North America, nearly everyone worldwide can use the moon to find the star Regulus tonight. Just look for the moon in the evening sky. The nearby bright star will be Regulus.

http://earthsky.org/tonight/moon-regulus-light-up-evening-sky

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Patheos-Pagan: What To Look For In a Spiritual Or Magical Organization

Recently I posted a list of red flags to look for in spiritual and magical orders and organizations, as in, what NOT to look for.

Today I will post a things to actually look for. Peachy, huh? Emphasis on the positive! Here we go!

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/teaaddictedwitch/2018/01/spiritual-magical-organization-tips/

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Inner Journey:  WORK WITH TENSION

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

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

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

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

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

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

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

There isn’t a moment in any day, when someone, somewhere, isn’t better off because of something you’ve done.

And no matter what you do, or don’t do, with the rest of your life, you cannot now comprehend the amounts of love, joy, and personal assistance that are already being pressed out to you in gratitude.

Must be nice,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Honey Turnip Cough Syrup

My parents have been using this all-natural method to make their own cough syrup since I can remember. Turnips and honey have awesome natural antibiotic qualities to them. When they meld together, they make a fantastic medicine. This is just as effective as store-bought syrups for cough and congestion, yet it has no side effects. You can keep refilling the turnip with honey to make more of the medicine.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Honey-Turnip-Cough-Syrup.html

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

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

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

Goddesses: Luna, Selene, Diana, Re, Gaeleach, Ida, Artemis [Whom The Greeks Associated With Bast], The Witches, Yemaya, Erzulie, Bast

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Daily Wisdom
May 21, 2018

Freedom

“Freedom is not won on the battlefields. The chance for freedom is won there. The final battle is won or lost in our hearts and minds.”–Helen Gahagan Douglas (1945)

It is essential for our souls to feel free. We need freedom of expression, freedom of choice, to learn and grow. And yet, so many of our brothers and sisters all over the world live without that freedom. We are all one, and we feel their pain. Amidst the politics and controversy, what can we do? We can hold them in our hearts and in our minds, lift them up and know the Highest Truth for all of us. We can express gratitude for the freedom that we experience every day.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: A Monday through Friday Happiness Plan

Like you, my weeks are busy. Some weeks it feels like Monday through Friday is one long day with a few naps sprinkled in. However, over the years, I’ve developed a plan – a happiness plan.

This plan helps me remember to do things that bring me joy, comfort and happiness even on the blue Mondays and the frantic Thursdays.

http://www.beliefnet.com/wellness/galleries/monday-friday-happiness-plan.aspx#SlqIkqosB8SChbHW.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!

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Cat’s Morning Bits for May 15, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for May 15, 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 I think if you listen closely
In the sweet, glad days of spring,
With the song of the brook, the breeze and the birds,
You can hear the flowers sing.

-Helen Isabel Moorhouse (b.1876)

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Spiritual Unite: 6 Empowering Crystals For Your Third Eye Chakra

When you are experiencing problems with your third eye chakra and want to do some powerful chakra healing to restore energy flow, there are a variety of crystals that can supercharge the third eye and help it to open fully. But there are so many healing crystals available that it can be difficult to know which ones will be most…

http://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/third-eye-chakra-crystals/

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MBG: Tuesday Could Totally Shift The Energy In The Air. Here’s Your Weekly Horoscope

This Tuesday, May 15, marks a tide-turning astrological event as electrifying Uranus makes its once-per-decade sign switch, extinguishing the flames of Aries and trudging through earth-sign Taurus until 2026. When the side-spinning planet switches zodiac signs, it’s no small thing.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/horoscope-for-may-14-20-2018

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Elephant Journal: The Poetry of Retreat

Hello May! How are we almost halfway through the year already?
This is the speed of life. Even for those of us who are consciously choosing to live a slower and more mindful lifestyle, time sure does fly more and more quickly the older we get.
This is why I participate in retreats—they serve as a blessing and an opportunity for deep transformation. Getting away from the scenery and stresses of our everyday lives enables us to dive more deeply into spiritual practice and timeless life lessons; and it makes coming home all the more sweet.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/05/the-poetry-of-retreat/

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Did You Know?

Butter is made from the milk of cows, sheep, goats, donkeys, horses, water buffaloes, and yaks. Camel’s milk has very small fat globules and is difficult to churn into butter.

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EarthSky News: Find the Omega Centauri star cluster

Tonight – or any night in the coming weeks – let the sparkling blue-white star Spica act as your guide to the Omega Centauri globular star cluster. You can see this cluster with the unaided eye, if your sky is dark enough. Omega Centauri looks like a fairly faint (and possibly fuzzy) star. It’s a beautiful and very special star cluster. In any year, Spica can help you find it.

http://earthsky.org/tonight/use-star-spica-to-find-omega-centauri-globular-star-cluster

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Patheos-Pagan: The Many Tales of Snow White

The tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs can be simple or quite complex. Most of us are familiar with the Disney’s version where the Evil Queen is jealous beyond all means. She will spare no cost to cause doom to poor Snow White

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/thefairytalewitch/2018/05/the-many-tales-of-snow-white/

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Inner Journey:

BRING SOUL INTO THE WORLD

“We live in a culture that is greatly biased against the imagination, because our culture is very materialistic, objective and literal. Our culture lacks soul, and doesn’t know it, although it experiences the consequences. When you don’t know what’s missing, then of course you don’t know what to bring in, even though you feel something is missing.

“We live in a world that needs more soul, more meaning. We, as conscious beings, have, as our primary responsibility, at this time in human history, the task of bringing soul into the world, or releasing soul into the world. We do this, first of all, in ourselves and in our own personal world; then we do it in our groups – including family; then we do it in our society through our work, relationships and presence there.”
— Andrew Schneider

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

I think you’re amazing. I think your approach to life is dead-on. And I can’t think of anything you’ve ever done that I wouldn’t have done had I been in your shoes.

Still, beloved, I think we could have a little chat about visualizing more. Seeing the end result in all its glorious detail, bypassing the cursed hows, and feeling the emotions you expect to feel.

Hey, it’s my life too.

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Watermelon Pops

Watermelon can easily be frozen to make an icy, sweet summer treat. Here is a watermelon pops recipe that no one will be able to resist on a hot summer day.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Watermelon-Pops-Recipe.html

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Magical Correspondences for Tuesday

Intentions: Courage, Destination, Physical Strength, Revenge, Military Honors, Surgery and the Breaking of Negative Spells, Matrimony, War, Enemies, Prison, Vitality and Assertiveness

Incense: Dragon’s Blood, Patchouli, Lignum Aloes, Plantain

Perfumes: Hellebore, Carnation, Patchouli
Planet: Mars
Sign: Aries and Scorpio
Angel: Samuel
Colors: Red and Orange
Herbs/Plants:Red Rose, Cock’s Comb, Pine, Daisy, Thyme and Pepper
Stones: Carnelian, Bloodstone, Ruby, Garnet and Pink Tourmaline
Oil: (Mars) Basil, Coriander, Ginger

Goddesses: Aset [Isis], Soorejnaree, Pingalla, Anna, Aine, Danu, Yngona, Bellona, Aida Wedo, Sun Woman

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Daily Wisdom
May 10, 2018

Dreams

The interpretation of dreams is the royal road to a knowledge of the unconscious activities of the mind.” Sigmund Freud (1856-1939)

We can look at our dreams, and learn from them. And what we learn is more about ourselves! This is just another way that God speaks to us – it is just another opportunity for us to grow. And it’s all open to interpretation, just like life. What do we see, what do we feel, what do we experience? It is different for each of us – and isn’t that great?

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 10 Ways to Empower Yourself and Others

Everyone goes through struggles each day but the ultimate goal is to be the best version of yourself. Self-empowerment is a strong quality to possess and will help you and those around you to attain your goals and overcome the hurdles. In order to prosper, try to focus on these ten ways to empower yourself and others.
 http://www.beliefnet.com/inspiration/galleries/10-ways-to-empower-yourself-and-others.aspx#7uH31J3d8fJseL2x.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/