Cat’s Morning Bits for September 30, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for September 30, 2019

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

Blessings, Cat

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O sweet September rain!
I hear it fall upon the garden beds,
Freshening the blossoms which begin to wane.
-Mortimer Collins, English poet (1827-76)

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Pagan Library: Besom Chant

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Besom, besom long and lithe
Made from ash and willow withe
Tied with thongs of willow bark
In running stream at moonset dark.
With a pentagram indighted
As the ritual fire is lighted;
Sweep ye circle, deosil,
Sweep out evil, sweep out ill,
Make the round of the ground
Where we do the Lady’s will.

Besom, besom, Lady’s broom
Sweep out darkness, sweep out doom
Rid ye Lady’s hallowed ground
Of demons, imps and Hell’s red hound;
Then set ye down on Her green earth
By running stream or Mistress’ hearth,
‘Till called once more on Sabbath night
To cleans once more the dancing site.

http://www.paganlibrary.com/music_poetry/besom_chant.php

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ThoughtCo: The Magical Energy of Apples

Apple Divination
Apples have always been popular tools for foretelling the future. There are a number of traditional methods in folklore for seeing who one’s lover might be.

Read more……………..

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MBG: Smudging 101: Burning Sage To Cleanse Your Space & Self Of Negativity

With the chaotic nature of today’s modern world, the idea of cleansing ourselves of negative energy sounds quite appealing. Cue the ritual of sage burning, also known as smudging.

Read more……………..

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Daily Good: Wild Mind: Reclaiming Our Original Wholeness

Our human psyches possess, as capacities, a variety of astonishing resources about which mainstream Western psychology has little to say. By uncovering and reclaiming these innate resources, shared by all of us by simple virtue of our human nature, we can more easily understand and resolve our intrapsychic and interpersonal difficulties as they arise. These resources, the four facets of the Self, or the four dimensions of our human wholeness, wait within us, but we might not even know they exist until we discover how to access them, cultivate their powers, and integrate them into our everyday lives. There’s a facet of the Self associated with each of the four cardinal directions: north, south, east, and west. Describing the Self in this way is in keeping with traditions around the world that have mapped human nature onto the template of the four directions (and the closely related templates of the four seasons and the four times of day: sunrise, noon, sunset, and midnight). { read more }

Be The Change

Consider which of the four facets of Self calls for cultivation in your life. Do one thing this week to support and nurture this side of your universal soul.

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Elephant Journal: 9 Signs it’s time to Find your Soul Purpose & True Calling.

I look at old pictures of myself and wonder who she is.
I remember the days before, running myself ragged for a direct deposit into my bank account every two weeks. I often wonder what my life would look like if I hadn’t awakened my gifts and uncovered my soul’s purpose

Read more……………

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MNN: In the U.K, less mowing means more flowers
Wildflowers will flourish along roadsides, and that’s good for wildlife.

In the United Kingdom, those grassy strips next to the road or the sidewalk are usually mowed four or more times a year for aesthetic reasons, but new guidelines call for a fresh approach: cutting them only twice a year, saving time, money and most importantly, the wildflowers and habitat they provide for wildlife.

Read more……………………

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EarthSky News: Seek for a young moon after sunset

For a number of intrepid sky watchers, the hunt for the young moon counts as great sport. Seeking out a young moon that might – or might not – fleetingly show itself as a pale, skinny crescent in the western evening twilight demands fortitude and patience.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/seek-for-a-young-moon-after-sunset

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Patheos-Pagan: Four Salutations of the Day, Reformed

Once upon a time, among the Reformed Druids of North America (RDNA), there was a practice called the Four Salutations of the Day. You can find this practice still today at http://rdna.info/FourDay.doc. This devotional required the use of a staff and was done at for times a day: dawn, noon, dusk, and midnight, or what they called “stars”. I always loved the idea of this practice, but it wasn’t something I ever undertook

Read more………………..

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Inner Journey:

APPRECIATE THE MYSTERY!

“The mystery of life is not a problem to be solved but a reality to be experienced.”
— Aart Van Der Leeuw

“I believe there is no source of deception in the investigation of nature which can compare with a fixed belief that certain kinds of phenomena are impossible.”
— William James

“Your theory is crazy, but it’s not crazy enough to be true.”
— Niels Bohr

“To know that we know what we know, and to know that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge.”
— Copernicus

“Curiouser and curiouser!”
— Lewis Carroll

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A Note from the Universe

One of life’s most elusive lessons, saved for only the wise and peculiar, is that there’s nothing, ever, to be unhappy about.

Unless, of course, you lose sight of the big picture, think the illusions are real, or forget there’s no such place as far away.

Whoot,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Spanish Style Shrimp and Rice

This is a twist on traditional Spanish rice made with shrimp. It’s almost like a Paella, but with several steps pulled out, making it a very easy to put together meal. I love to make this when I have cooked rice to use up.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Spanish-Style-Shrimp-and-Rice.html

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

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

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

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

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Daily Wisdom
September 30, 2019

Community

“People had changed – or rather fridges had changed them. Mrs. Munde felt that being able to store food for longer periods had broken down the community spirit. There was no need to share now, no need to meet every day, gathering your veg or killing a few rabbits.”

-Jeannette Winterson, Boating for Beginners, 1985

Communities can form out of necessity, but also out of common interests or goals. Now we just seem to have more choices. We may not need community for our physical survival, but we do need it for our well-being. We gravitate toward each other, and to communities where we can help and support each other in various ways.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Star

Despite any confusion of the day, you’ll be the calm and serene center of any activities. Your calmness will be contagious, too, so look forward to being surrounded by people who want to cooperate with you and be helpful before being directly asked. Take your calm state of mind into the evening, rest well, and see how much you can take with you into tomorrow.

astrology.com

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

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Discovering Your World: Cat’s Angel Message for September 10, 2018 

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Discovering Your World: Cat’s Angel Message for September 10, 2018 

September’s Theme: This month will involve working on our Life Mission/ Purpose. Sometimes we have a clear vision of what that is and sometimes we don’t.  Remember that everything you do has an impact on your world and the people in it and around you.  It can be simple, like making “tiny miracles” happen for others or even making your own life or the life of a loved one better. Sometime’s the small things are the best!


Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it. – The Buddha


910:  In many of my daily messages I talk about keeping our thoughts elevated to a positive level, and today is one of those days. Sometimes this can be difficult. Especially when something negative happens and our thoughts and mood take a nosedive into the basement. The key is to do your best to let it go and allow yourself to move on. Today we are receiving assistance from Spirit (Divine, Goddess, God, etc) in keeping our thoughts elevated particularly in areas that pertain to “Why am I here?”. Allow yourself to absorb new ideas that come out of the blue. These will provide needed and valuable insights that will help us along our path. Remember, information comes in many forms and that positive energy helps us to draw what we need to us like a magnet!


Archangel Michael helps us to find our direction and helps us to find our courage. The Celtic Goddess Brigid can help us find the answers about our Life Purpose. While it’s true that she’s the patroness of bards and artists she also  assists all who come seeking knowledge. She promotes “the fire in the head” which ignites our creative brain which generates new thoughts and ideas. We can also ask the Ascended Master St. Francis to help us find our Life Purpose. He is best connected with outdoors. During his life he worked with animals and likes to remind us that much can be learned about our own nature through observing the natural world.


Our Sacred Stone for today is Quartz Crystal which protects us from negative energy while amplifying the positive energy that we generate. This is a powerful stone so be aware of what you are sending out. Or you can use Rose Quartz, to bring loving energy to the front.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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Cat’s Morning Bits for July 12, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for July 12, 2018

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

Blessings, Cat

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Very good in the grass to lie
And see the network ‘gainst the sky,
A living lace of blue and green,
And boughs that let the gold between.
-Katharine Tynan Hinkson (1861-1931)

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Spiritual Unite: Press The Reset Button

If you ever sit and wonder why am I here, what is the purpose of my existence, then just step outside and watch the clouds rolling by in the sky. Notice the vastness of this world, this Universe. Although we may be in a different country, different continent, have different cultures, different languages, be of different religions or beliefs

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/press-the-reset-button/

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MBG: This Simple Tweak Can Make You Happier, Less Stressed & More Productive At Work

It’s one of those perfectly breezy early summer evenings in New York, and it feels like the whole city is out celebrating. Well, the lucky ones who don’t have to work, anyway. But weave through the crowds of Madison Square Park—past the fountain and around the Shake Shack—and you’ll find a handful of people in business attire, holding meetings and brainstorms outside in the golden light.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/health-benefits-of-working-outside

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Daily Good: Little Panic: What It Takes to Break Free from Anxiety

When anxiety takes hold of us, it distorts our experience of the world and causes turbulence in our minds, wreaking havoc on our thoughts and emotions. For someone with severe panic disorder, this can shake them to their very core. Amanda Stern poignantly expresses her experience with anxiety in her book “Little Panic: Dispatches from an Anxious Life,” which Maria Popova expertly introduces in Brainpickings. It was a sinking feeling that her experience of life is not what others experience. The difficulty in putting that into words. The realization that in some way this is what all of us experience. The relief at a diagnosis, and what it takes to break free

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2059/little-panic-what-it-takes-to-break-free-from-anxiety-maria-popova/

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MNN: Striking bird photos highlight importance of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act

For the past nine years, the National Audubon Society has honored photographers across North America for their intimate imagery of birds. This year, in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, the organization focused on images of migratory birds to highlight how the law has saved hundreds of species from extinction, dubbing 2018 “The Year of the Bird.”

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/blogs/audubon-photography-awards-bird-highlight-importance-migratory-bird-treaty-act

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EarthSky News: Heads up! It’s a month of eclipses

Solar eclipses will occur at opposite ends of Earth in July and August, 2018. In between will be a total lunar eclipse – the longest one of the 21st century – on July 27.

http://earthsky.org/human-world/july-13-august-11-2018-partial-solar-eclipse

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Patheos-Pagan: Finding Your Animal Totem

Animal Totem’s have been mentioned in history, books and the craft for a very long time but what is an animal totem and how can it aid you? The word totem means “kinship group.” It comes from the Algonquian word adoodem.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/thefairytalewitch/2018/07/finding-your-animal-totem/

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Inner Journey: 

RESPONSIBILITY BRINGS POWER

“To be tested is good. The challenged life may be the best therapist.”
— Gail Sheehy

What holds you back from being all that you are?

In your journal, list at least 5 things that hold you back.

Now review your answers. Have you blamed people or factors outside of yourself?

It’s important to understand that ALL obstructions are rooted in our internal blocks. Even the problems that appear to be outside of us are only reflecting back to us problems we have inside. Once we address our inner issues, the outer problems disappear.

Be personally accountable for everything in your life and watch your perspectives shift. We claim our power when we accept responsibility for our lives.

“Conscious evolution begins as we take responsibility for clearing our own obstructions.”
— Dan Millman

higherawareness.com

 

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A Note from the Universe

Have you heard about the “Bewitching Hour”?

Actually, it’s top secret, so I’ll whisper.

Every single morning, ever since time began, before the sun even rises, the drums start beating, the choirs start singing, the energy starts rising, and every single soul who has ever lived scurries around the plane of manifestation as a chanting begins… and gets louder and louder… and goes faster and faster until… a feverish pitch is reached and the celestial skies part with a clap of thunder, revealing billions upon billions of the most beautiful angels you have ever seen. Flying down from the heavens, some with wings outstretched, others with wings pointed back. Darting, diving, banking, and rolling – some so fast they’re only a blur – while others seem to float by as if catching what remained of a midsummer night’s breeze. Every one of them a reflection of the greatest, the loveliest, and the highest I’ve ever imagined. Every one of them a messenger of hope, and peace, and joy; healers and teachers, comforters and creators. And every one of them about to greet a brand-new day in time and space with a morning yawn, sleepy eyes, and the power to ROCK THE WORLD.

This is the “Bewitching Hour.” Shhhh…

And if you listen real hard, you can you still hear the drums.

Hosanna in the highest,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Chilled Yogurt Soup 

Packed with fresh vegetables, nuts, raisins and yogurt, this is one of my all time favourite summertime soups. It’s so refreshing in the hot weather, and cheap and easy to make. It’s originally a Persian recipe called “Ab Doogh Khiar” but it’s easier to just say “Chilled Yogurt Soup.” 😉 Enjoy!

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Chilled-Yogurt-Soup.html

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

Intentions: Luck, Happiness, Health/ Healing, Religion, Legal Matters, Male Fertility, Treasure and Wealth, Honor, Riches, Clothing Desires, Leadership, Public Activity, Power and Success, Trade and Employment

Incense: Cinnamon,Henbane Nutmeg and Sage

Planet: Jupiter
Sign: Sagittarius and Pisces
Angel: Sachiel
Colors: Purple, Royal Blue and Indigo
Herbs/Plants: Cinnamon, Beech, Buttercup, Coltsfoot, Oak
Stones: Sugilite, Amethyst, Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli and Sapphire
Oil: (Jupiter) Clove, Lemon Balm, Oakmoss, Star Anise

Goddesses: Juno, Hera, Kwan Yin, Mary, Cybele, Tara, Mawu, Mlaba Mwana Waresa, Ishtar, Nuit

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Daily Wisdom
July 12, 2018

Music

“Nothing recalls the past like music.” -Madame de Stael, Corinne (1807)

We’ve all had that experience of driving around in the car, flipping around the radio stations, when a certain song comes on that takes us back to our junior year in high school, the dance, the gym, our “crush” at the time. Music has a way of doing that. It creeps into our memory and imprints itself onto our psyche. When we hear a familiar song again, we can repeat the lyrics, even if has been years since we last heard it play. That’s one reason why couples have “their song” – to remember the romance and take themselves back to the time when they were falling in love.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 6 Fool Proof Ways To Strengthen Your Aura
Here are some very concrete and relatively simple things you can do to strengthen your aura and revitalize your mental, emotional and physical health.
Read more…………..

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily posts are re-blogged 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/