Cat’s Morning Bits for April 19, 2019

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for April 19, 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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Blossom of the almond trees,
April’s gift to April’s bees,
Birthday ornament of spring,
Flora’s fairest daughterling.

-Sir Edwin Arnold (1832-1904)

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Spirit Library: 5 Steps of Creative Manifestation

We are creative beings, uniquely gifted with the ability to create matter from energy. This is not an insignificant attribute, it is how we create the reality we live in and yet it is something we generally ignore, take for granted, or do not use. If we know how to use our creative ability we would be able to live in our personal ‘heaven on earth’ instead of the nightmarish reality we often find ourselves in. How do we ensure we’re always in the flow of congruent harmony and using our creative energy wisely? Let’s talk about the 5 Steps of Creative Manifestation

https://spiritlibrary.com/jennifer-hoffman/5-steps-of-creative-manifestation

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ThoughtCo: Pagan and Wiccan Prayers for All Occasions

Many Pagans and Wiccans pray to their deities on a regular basis. The prayers on this page are designed to help you pray on specific occasions, or in times of special need. If you’re not sure about how to pray as a Wiccan or Pagan, read about the Role of Prayer in Wicca and Paganism. Keep in mind that if these prayers don’t quite work for you as they’re written, it’s okay – you can write your own, or make adjustments to the ones here on this page as needed.

https://www.learnreligions.com/pagan-prayers-for-all-occasions-2562573

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MBG: 4 Steps To Eliminating Self-Limiting Beliefs & Creating Possibility

Some beliefs are just more stubborn than others, and these setbacks are part of the natural clearing process. You might have to repeat this process a few times before the new belief pattern sticks. Throughout these steps, I provide an example from my coaching practice of how this might work in your life. Let’s start the process now with Step 1

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/4-steps-to-eliminating-self-limiting-beliefs-and-creating-possibility

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Daily Good: This Library Takes an Indigenous Approach to Categorizing Books

For over a century, the traditional Dewey Decimal classification system has dictated how libraries organize their collections. Yet the way information is sorted conveys a lot about what’s prioritized and what’s left out. Xwi7xwa Library (pronounced whei-wha) at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada is working to change the way materials on indigenous cultures are sorted in an effort to challenge Western, colonial bias and better represent the knowledge of Indigenous peoples. Books on indigenous communities often get sorted into the history section, failing to recognize their present-day roots, and are organized alphabetically, a system which typically excludes Native American languages that use non-Roman characters in the spelling of certain words.

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2277/this-library-takes-an-indigenous-approach-to-categorizing-books-sydney-worth/

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Elephant Journal: The Empath’s guide to Social Media minus the Suffering.

I’m just like everyone else.
I’m totally addicted to my smartphone. More specifically, I’m addicted to the social media apps on the smartphone.

Any chance I get, I’m scrolling.
I check the news, and look to see if anyone has posted a compelling new article, but I’m also guilty of nosiness. What’s my ex from 20 years ago doing? Is there a current outrage, or a political scandal? Maybe I should be doing something about it. Oh no, there’s a GoFundMe attached to an unspeakable tragedy. A friend I care about is publicly grieving a loved one on Facebook, while an old friend from high school, a vegan activist, just posted graphic photos of animal cruelty

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/04/the-empaths-guide-to-social-media-minus-the-suffering-victoria-fedden/

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MNN: The colorful, fantastical world of Dale Chihuly

The whimsical and colorful glass creations of artist Dale Chihuly are often grand-scale sculptures that seem to spring from the pages of an abstract fairy tale. There are rainbow-striped massive orbs, towering spikes and fantastical swirling creations.
https://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/blogs/chihuly-glass-blowing-artist

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EarthSky News: Seek for a daytime moon after sunrise

The April full moon lit up the nighttime for the last few nights, shining pretty much from dusk till dawn. But the moon is now waning in phase, so it is no longer out first thing at nightfall. The moon is beginning to rise later at night. For the mainland United States, the moon on April 20 rises in the east roughly 1 1/2 hours after sunset. And the moon will set in the west roughly 1 1/2 hours after sunrise April 21. The next several mornings, after sunrise, present the perfect time to catch a daytime moon over your western horizon after sunrise. Woot!

https://earthsky.org/tonight/seek-for-a-daytime-moon-after-sunrise

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Patheos-Pagan: 3 Pagans & A Cat: You Are Witch Enough

There is a sentiment we have heard from some of our 3 Pagans and a Cat Podcast listeners over the past year. These particular listeners are often new to the Craft, or returning after a long absence, and feel as if they are not “witchy” enough.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/agora/2019/04/3-pagans-a-cat-you-are-witch-enough/

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Inner Journey:

ALL IS MIND

“I want to know the thoughts of God; the rest are details.”
— Albert Einstein

Everything — absolutely everything — that happens in our lives has a spiritual cause. Events on all other levels — mental, emotional and physical — are only effects.

When we are struggling with any challenge, whether it be ill health, a lack of money, a lost job, relationships, an accident, whatever — we need to look for the spiritual learning. We can ask ourselves, “What quality does my soul want me to live more fully?”

“If you start to think the problem is ‘out there,’ stop yourself. That thought is the problem.”
— Stephen Covey

higherawareness.com
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Today’s Recipe: Crispy Garlic Parmesan Asparagus

This is such a fabulous asparagus recipe for many reasons. Besides it tasting absolutely divine, it’s a cinch to put together and will not go floppy on you. Just pop it in the oven, remove in 8 minutes, and you’ll have a perfectly cooked, crisp side dish.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Crispy-Garlic-Parmesan-Asparagus.html

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Magical Correspondences for Friday 

Intentions: Love, Pleasure, Affairs of the Heart, Romance, Marriage, Sexual Matters, Physical Beauty, Friendship and Partnerships, Strangers, Peace, Healing, Beauty, gentleness and Women’s Issues.

Incense: Strawberry, Sandalwood, Rose, Saffron, Verbena and Vanilla
Planet: Venus
Sign: Libra and Taurus
Angel: Ariel
Colors: Green, Pink, Aqua
Herbs/Plants: Pink Rose, Ivy, Birch, Heather, Clematis, Sage, Violet and Water Lilly

Stones: Rose Quartz, Moonstone, Pink Tourmaline, Peridot, Emerald and Jade
Oil: (Venus) Cardamom, Palmrosa, Rose, Yarrow, Apple Blossom, Musk, Ambergris

Goddesses: Astarte, Aphrodite, Erzulie, Aida Wedo, Eve, Venus, Freya, Diana, Aset [Isis], The Witch Of Gaeta, Chalchiuhtlique

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Daily Wisdom
April 19, 2019

Praise

“I do the very best I know how – the very best I can; and I mean to keep doing so until the end. If the end brings me out all right, what is said against me won’t amount to anything. If the end brings me out wrong, ten angels swearing I was right would make no difference.”

-Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)
We’re bound to receive criticism, either positive or negative, no matter what we do in this lifetime. It’s inevitable. So whom do we answer to? Only ourselves! We have to decide what is right, and what is right for us. We’re all doing the best we can.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: Clearing Power of the Labyrinths
With the clearing of the snow, we can now walk our local Labyrinth. I love the labyrinth. It does wonderful things including helping you let go of energy that doesn’t serve you. With no indoor labyrinth…

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 October 1, 2018

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for October 1, 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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Now Autumn’s fire burns slowly along the woods,
And day by day the dead leaves fall and melt.
-William Allingham (1824-89)

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Spiritual Unite: Cat Animal Totem – What Does It Mean?

If you look at the cat animal totem as a guide, you can learn a lot about yourself by studying the symbolism of cats and their totemic powers. We couldn’t possibly cover every piece of feline symbolism in this article or even a thousand articles! People have spent their whole lives interpreting their animal totems without the well ever …

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/cat-animal-totem-what-does-it-mean/

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MBG: How To Say No & Still Maintain Your Relationships

As a society, we’ve finally started to embrace not going out on Saturday nights and forgoing dinner dates for Netflix and chill. Instead of feeling compelled to agree to every social gathering offered to us, people are feeling more empowered than ever to set their boundaries, stay in, and focus on themselves and what their minds, bodies, and souls really need. Saying no can be hard—but we know it’s an absolutely vital part of self-care

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/how-to-say-no-and-still-maintain-your-relationships

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Tetraktys: Moon Magick: How to Follow the Lunar Cycle

Hello witches! This post is part of the “Types of Magick” blog series. This week, I decided to write about Moon Magick. So, this article will teach you how to use the lunar cycle to manifest your intentions and cast effective spells. First, I’ll describe the energy around each moon phase and how it has an impact on us. Second, I will show you how to manifest your intentions at the New Moon. Then, you will learn how to release, heal and say thanks during the Full Moon.

https://www.thetetraktys.com/2018/moon-magick-follow-lunar-cycle/

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Elephant Journal: How I Stopped trying to Change my Body.

I recently found out that 91 percent of women are dissatisfied with their bodies.
91 percent.
That means that just about every woman you know wishes her body was different.

While body positivity is slowly taking hold, diet culture is still going strong.
For most of us, going from body negative to body positive doesn’t happen in one fell swoop. So how do we bridge the gap?

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/09/how-i-stopped-trying-to-change-my-body/

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MNN: Why protecting this small slice of greenspace in Tennessee is a big deal

Sequatchie Cave State Natural Area, Tennessee — A royal snail is about the size of a match head. You could be standing in a few inches of water with lots of royal snails at your feet, look down, and not even see them.

“If it looks like a caterpillar turd but it starts moving, that’s a royal snail,” cracks David Withers, a zoologist with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation.

Read more………………..

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EarthSky News: Moon lights up Gemini in early October

These next few days – October 2 and 3, 2018 – get up before daybreak to see the moon shining in front of the constellation Gemini the Twins. It’ll be fairly easy to see Gemini’s two brightest stars, Castor and Pollux, near the moon, but it’ll be quite a challenge to make out Cancer – the faintest constellation of the zodiac – to the east of Gemini. The moon will meet up with the constellation Cancer the Crab on October 4.

http://earthsky.org/tonight/moon-lights-up-gemini-in-early-october

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Patheos-Pagan: How to be ‘witchy’ enough

During this week, I had a moment when I was drenched in gratitude for no other reason that being a witch. It was one of those rare instances when consciousness altered, and my heart was brimming with thankfulness for the path I’ve chosen to take in this life. It didn’t happen in ritual or at a sacred site but in the kitchen. I think I was slicing green beans at the time.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/awaywiththewitch/2018/09/how-to-be-witchy-enough/

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Inner Journey: 

THE POWER OF ACCEPTANCE

“It is permissible to take life’s blessings with both hands provided thou dost know thyself prepared in the opposite event to take them just as gladly. This applies to food and friends and kindred, to anything God gives and takes away… As long as God is satisfied do thou rest content. If he is pleased to want something else of thee, still rest content.”
— Meister Eckhart

Our life begins to change in magical ways when we open to the experience of life AS IT IS. With acceptance, we stop fighting what is happening. And this creates space, an opening for new relationships to unfold.

Explore unconditionally saying yes to the facts of life. Accept your past and where you are now. Unconditional acceptance is unconditional love and this is healing.

“Sometimes what seems like surrender isn’t surrender at all. It’s about what’s going on in our hearts. About seeing clearly the way life is and accepting it and being true to it, whatever the pain, because the pain of not being true to it is far, far greater.”
— Nicholas Evans

 

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

In a way life itself tracks a person’s generosity, much like an airline tracks frequent flyer miles.

The more you give, the more you earn, the higher you fly, and the further you go.

Coffee, tea, or a curved TV?

The Universe

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Guacamole Deviled Eggs

This is hands down my favourite twist on deviled eggs. Instead of adding mayonnaise and vinegar, I add avocados and lime juice. Every bite is just so creamy and dreamy. Not to mention I love the green colour! If you’d like to make yours spicy, add half a minced seeded jalapeno.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Guacamole-Deviled-Eggs-1.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
October 1, 2018

Nature

“Nature is an endless combination and repetition of a very few laws. She hums the old well-known air through innumerable variations.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Interesting that Emerson calls Nature “she.” Maybe because we think of Mother Nature. The idea, though, is that nature is something we can count on. As unpredictable as nature can be, we do know that the sun will rise, the seasons will change, that rivers will flow to the sea. There are these laws in effect that go beyond our powers of human manipulation. Nature is much bigger than we are, and yet, at the same time, it is an essential part of who we are. The same laws that govern nature affect us as well.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: Quotes to Push You Out of Your Comfort Zone!
Sometimes you just need that extra push to elevate the confidence. Here are amazing quotes to get you out of the comfort zone, and encourage you to stay strong!
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/