Cat’s Morning Bits for December 9, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for December 9, 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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We’d never know how high we are, till we are called to rise; and then, if we are true to plan, our statures touch the sky.
-Emily Dickinson (1830-86)

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Spiritual Unite: Kangaroo Spirit Animal – Embrace Change

The kangaroo spirit animal appears in your life when you are ready to escape a bad situation.
It lends you the strength to take the initiative and take back control over your destiny.

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ThoughtCo: What is a Wiccaning?

So you’re a new parent to a baby–or maybe you’ve already got a baby around somewhere, and you’re new to Paganism–and you and your partner are both Pagans. At some point in your interactions with the rest of the Pagan community,

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MBG: I’m A Crystal Healer & These Are The Stones I’ve Seen People Benefit From The Most

When you are working on love, protection, creativity, or really any other intention, crystals are a powerful tool to accelerate your journey. By keeping your mind and energy focused on your goal, crystals help align your entire being with your intention to help you achieve your desired result. But with so many crystals out there,

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Daily Good: Spirit Bathing for the Worried and Beleaguered

“As expressed in a thousand ways in the Brussats book “Spiritual Literacy: Reading the Sacred in Everyday Life”, the Spirit resides not only in formal religious rituals and spiritual practices, but in everyday life — nature, a cats eyes, a beautiful painting, a colorful salad, a lover’s embrace, a new place. This means that I can Spirit Bathe anywhere, anytime. I can be in my kitchen or kneeling over a flowerbed. I can be at a rock concert for that matter or on top of a grassy hill gazing down at a meadow filled with wildflowers in a riot of colors.”{ read more }

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Elephant Journal: A December Practice for Clearing out the Old to Make Space for the New.

If you don’t make space for it, how does the universe know you want it?
That’s the thing about creating goals and intentions that we often forget; we must make room in our lives in order for them to arrive.

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MNN: Radar uncovers another Viking ship in Norway

Use of high-resolution georadar has uncovered yet another stunning discovery in Norway: a Viking ship burial and settlement that dates back more than 1,000 years. It’s the second such discovery in just a few years.

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EarthSky News: Earliest sunsets for 40 degrees N. around now

For the southernmost U.S. and similar latitudes – around 30 degrees north latitude – the earliest sunsets of the year happen in late November and early December. For latitudes further north – around 40 degrees N. latitude – the year’s earliest sunsets happen around December 7. That would be the latitude of New York City; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Kansas City, Missouri; Denver, Colorado; Reno, Nevada; Beijing, China; Madrid, Spain; and Naples, Italy.

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Patheos-Pagan:  An Authentic Foundation For Modern Paganism

Lately I’m seeing a lot of people complaining that Paganism is inauthentic. These complaints aren’t coming from fundamentalist Christians or atheists. Rather, they’re coming from Pagans. Or from former Pagans or from people who can best be described as “Pagan adjacent.”

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Inner Journey:

SECURITY

“Let us never confuse stability with stagnation.”
— Mary Jean LeTendre

“Many people think that by hoarding money they are gaining safety for themselves. If money is your ONLY hope for independence, you will never have it. The only real security that a person can have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability. Without these qualities, money is practically useless.”
— Henry Ford

“One has to abandon altogether the search for security, and reach out to the risk of living with both arms. One has to court doubt and darkness as the cost of knowing.”
— Morris L. West

“One thing we can do is make the choice to view the world in a healthy way. We can choose to see the world as safe with only moments of danger rather than seeing the world as dangerous with only moments of safety.”
— Deepak Chopra

“The only peace, the only security, is in fulfillment.”
— Henry Miller

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A Note from the Universe

Whenever something doesn’t work out the way you thought it would, instead of thinking that something went wrong, see it as something that went unexpectedly well, but for reasons that are not yet apparent.

Everything plays to your favor.

Score!

The Universe

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Today’s Recipe: S’mores Cookies

Here’s a recipe for delicious bite sized s’mores cookies! The holidays are around the corner. These would be perfect to make and enjoy with hot chocolate or put them in jars for homemade gifts!

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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
December 9, 2019 

Belief

“All things are possible to him who believes.”

-Jesus, Mark 9:23

It’s as simple and as beautiful as this statement. All things are possible to him who believes. Believes what? To him who believes that all things are possible! Believe that all things are possible and they are! Believe that things are impossible and they are! We can choose what we believe. I believe in infinite possibilities!

-Lissa Coffey

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Daily Tarot: The Pope

Today can be easy if you don’t try to swim upstream. Do what’s expected of you (and what you need to do, anyway) and don’t rebel, at least not outwardly. You’re given plenty of authority to convince people to help you if necessary, and there should be few if any arguments. Be calm, respect authority, and you’ll automatically be given the respect you deserve, plus more. Get a lot done!

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Two Hands: Cat’s Angel Message for December 9, 2019

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Two Hands: Cat’s Angel Message for December 9, 2019

December’s Theme: It’s time to be proactive about replacing the old with the new. This is more easily done by allowing yourself to use your natural abilities and creativity and by surrounding yourself with love and laughter.


As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands. One for helping yourself, the other for helping others. – Audrey Hepburn


129:  Today’s message revolves around “service” to others. While some people do big things in a big way most of us do small things in small ways. No matter which category you fall into both will make a difference to the people around us. It’s really not how much you do but what you do that matters. Simply by helping just one person, you are making a difference and it creates a chain reaction as people pass it on. Ways of being of service vary just like our paths do so never let someone else tell you your way of doing it, or path for that matter is wrong. If you need Divine clarification or help ask for it and be open to receiving an answer. Use your intuition as a guide as it will always lead you in the right direction. You know what you need to do and when so if it feels right then go for it!


Archangel Uriel teaches us how to access our creative database. he reminds us that sometimes the best way to solve a problem is to use a non-conventional approach. He gives us the essential information that we need when we need it. This assists us during the manifestation process by enhancing our problem solving skills so that we can make the decisions that are best for our current situations.

The Ascended Master Mother Mary provides us with all forms of healing. She surrounds us with her gentle energy and helps to fill our hearts with love as she imparts feelings of peace and safety as she gently heals the dark, hidden places within while showing us the path that leads to compassion and forgiveness which are essential to healing ourselves and helping others.

The Greek Goddess Artemis helps us to hone our intuitive skills so that we get the information we need without the unnecessary backwash. She teaches us how to trust in ourselves and honor our own wisdom. By following our inner guidance system we are setting ourselves on the path of authenticity and personal truth. Allow yourself to be a “huntress” like Artemis and track down your inner power. She tells us, “All the skills and knowledge you need for success lives within you. Your inner wisdom is a powerful thing and you know in your heart when something is good and right.”


Our Sacred Stones for today include:

Angelite helps us to connect to the angelic realms by enhancing our lines of communication. It is also a good stone for healers as it strengthens attunement and perception.

Charoite is a stone of transformation. It helps to open our hearts to the concept of unconditional love and brings those energies forward. Charoite enhances our perception and helps to ground our spiritual nature into everyday reality and helps us to see ways we can be of service. This stone can be used to reduce stress and worry as it helps us to overcome fear.

Fuchsite helps us to understand our personal interactions with others, particularly in the areas of basic life concerns. It teaches self worth and how to do what is necessary to get others moving in the right direction without doing everything for them.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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Thought For The Day: Dec. 9, 2019 “Small Things”

Happy Monday,

We are creatures of our emotions ( both positive and negative) and sometimes its the smallest emotions hold the greatest power. This happens because we can more easily ignore or dismiss them without truly acknowledging them. Then one day we realize that these small things have become big things that are leading us around and dictating what we think, say and do. Ask yourself …………….. “Who is captaining my emotional ship?”

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Those Who Believe: Cat’s Angel Message for December 8, 2019

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Those Who Believe: Cat’s Angel Message for December 8, 2019

December’s Theme: It’s time to be proactive about replacing the old with the new. This is more easily done by allowing yourself to use your natural abilities and creativity and by surrounding yourself with love and laughter.


The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. – Eleanor Roosevelt


128:  Good news! Yesterday’s manifestation window is still open to us. The Universe is reminding us that we are powerful creators with the ability to make a difference in our lives. Making the most of this opportunity will help set the tone for the remainder of the month so watching your thoughts is imperative. Your positive thinking directly reflects on your flow of abundance in all areas so stay focused on what you need and what you want to manifest. Faith and self confidence are your best friends today so round them up and let them help you create the vision you have for your future.


Archangel Sandalphon makes sure that our prayers get to the angel or master best able to handle our requests. Ask him to help you clearly understand the information that you receive (his favorite mode of communication is music!).

The Ascended Master El Morya supports all who give of themselves to help lift up others. He teaches us the importance of putting aside what we cannot control so that we are free to think about other things. He reminds us that it is our faith that keeps us grounded so that we can embrace both the patience and the clear decision making needed to make things happen.

The Welsh Goddess Cerridwen uses her cauldron “Amen” to help provide us with knowledge, wisdom, personal rebirth and inspiration. Remember that change brings us the transformation that we need. She reminds us “The opportunity for your own transformation lies before you. It provides you the chance to spread your wings and grow. Look into my sacred cauldron and see the vision of your path unfolding before you.”


Our Sacred Stones for today include:

Black Tourmaline helps to clear away negative energy and offers protection. It also helps to stimulate both creativity and practicality. Both of which will help us to achieve our goals.

This green and pink Unakite helps us to see blocks that we have erected within ourselves and then provides valuable insights on removing them so that we can move forward.

Sodalite is a stone for the mind, and it promotes clear and calm thinking. and activates intuition as it draws down information to the physical level. It dispels confusion and releases outdated thought patterns while creating space for new ideas. It also helps us to look for and find the truth while making it possible to stand up for our personal beliefs and remain true to ourselves by boosting our confidence and self esteem.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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How Raccoon Got the Circles Around His Eyes and Tail (A Micmac Legend)

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How Raccoon Got the Circles Around His Eyes and Tail

A Micmac Legend

Long ago, there was a village where two unhappy blind men lived. They were unhappy because they were unable to do things for themselves. So they decided that they would sit on a log in the woods forever.

One day the mighty warrior Kluskap, who was returning from a hunt, noticed the two men sitting on the log. He approached them and asked “What’s wrong? Why are you sitting here?”

One of the men said “We are not wanted. We can’t take care of ourselves or anyone else, so we will just stay here in the woods until we die.”

Kluskap could not let the men just sit there, so he built them a wigwam. He also gave them a rope.

“What is this for?” the men asked.

“You must take the rope down to the river. There you will tie one end of the rope to a tree near the water and the other end of the rope to your pail. Now you can get water for yourselves, for when you are thirsty you can toss the pail out into the river and when you pull it back it will have water in it.” Kluskap explained.”

Little did they know that someone was watching them. Raccoon had been secretly watching the two men, trying to find out why they had been sitting on the log. Raccoon chuckled to himself and said, ” I will have some fun with these two!” So he sat and waited.

When the first man went to the river for water, Raccoon went with him. He took the pail and threw it into the water. When he had done this, =accoon quietly moved the pail into the sand.

When the man pulled the pail in there was no water in it, only sand. He went back to his friend and said “Our river has gone dry! There is no water, just sand!”

His friend laughed in disbelief. ” You’re just lazy, you probably didn’t even go for water.”

The first man became angry. “You don’t believe me, but I am telling the truth!”

The second man went down to the river and he too was followed by Raccoon who made sure that it filled with water. The man returned to the wigwam with his pail of water.

“See, I have brought water! I knew you were just lazy!” he said angrily. The two men began to fight.

Raccoon, who had been watching the mischief he had caused, suddenly noticed that the first man had started supper. Raccoon wandered over and saw four pieces of meat in the cooking pot. He helped himself to two pieces of the meat and went and hid with his treasure.

When the fighting had ended the first man went to the pot and took two pieces of meat for himself. When the second man went to his supper there was nothing left. This made him angry.

“You are not only too lazy to get water but now you steal my supper! There is nothing here!” he cried.

“What foolishness is this?” said the first man. I cooked four pieces of  meat and took two, there should still be two left in the pot!”

Raccoon sat back laughing as the men began to fight once more.

Just then Kluskap appeared. Rushing over he separated the two men and asked: “Why are you fighting?”

“Because of him.” said the second man pointing at the first. “He is too lazy to get water and tried to say that the river was dry! I went down to the river and there is plenty of water, and now he has taken my supper and I have nothing to eat!”

That’s when Kluskap heard laughter. He turned and saw Raccoon rolling on the ground and laughing. Suddenly, he knew what had happened.

He quickly captured Raccoon and carried him to the campfire. He took a coal from the fire and marked a black circle around each of Raccoon’s eyes.

“This is for the two pieces of meat that you stole from two blind old men. These marks will always show you to be a thief and you will be known as a thief wherever you go,” said Kluskap.

Then Kluskap used the coal to draw four rings around Raccoon’s tail. “And this is for the times you made these men fight. You will always remember this, because these marks I have given you will stay with you forever.”

This is why Raccoon looks like a bandit and still bears the marks of Kluskap.

adapted by Cat from the Micmac story.

Reasonable Confidence: Cat’s Angel Message for December 7, 2019

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Reasonable Confidence: Cat’s Angel Message for December 7, 2019

December’s Theme: It’s time to be proactive about replacing the old with the new. This is more easily done by allowing yourself to use your natural abilities and creativity and by surrounding yourself with love and laughter.


Believe in yourself. Have faith in your abilities. Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy. – Norman Vincent Peale


127:  Today a window will open which gives us a boost manifestation department. The key to this window lies in the belief in yourself and in your abilities. As always the Universe and its helpers are here to assist you. Their message for today is:  “Do not be afraid of being challenged. These challenges may test your faith but will make you stronger and help you on your path. “ Take time to re-affirm your goals and needs and infuse them with positive intent. Remember to also pay attention to any repetitive thoughts/ideas that you have as well as any divine guidance that you receive. Keep in mind that even though the results may not be visible to you yet the wheels are turning and things are happening. As we continue to make space and replace negatives with positives we find ourselves on an energetic upswing.


Archangel Raziel assists us in all forms of manifestation. This includes our ‘Tiny Miracles” which he helps bring forward into the light. He tells us that growth and freedom can be found when we let go of our limiting self beliefs and fears which hold us back from achieving and creating the life we want. He says ” Expand your mind and you will manifest prosperity and abundance on all levels.”

The Ascended Master Jesus helps us with all areas of faith and teaches us that true miracles often come in small packages. He also provides a clear and direct line of communication to the Divine as well as teaching us how to open up to receive divine information.

The Greek goddess Nike, Lady of victory and success helps us to embrace the good things that we have accomplished. By acknowledging them we can increase our faith in ourselves as a creator. She says: “Do not be afraid to acknowledge the amazing things you have done but don’t rest to long on your laurels. Remember that your power comes through movement and momentum is lost through inactivity. Keep moving and you will be victorious!”


Our Sacred Stones for today include:

Amethyst helps us to make decisions by promoting common sense and spiritual insight. It also enables us to set realistic goals and sets us on the road to personal achievement. This crystal is a powerful protector and helps to shield us from unwanted energies while dispelling anxiety and fear. It helps the thought process by providing focus and clearing the way to good decision making.

Carnelian is used for motivation and increased creativity. It teaches us to trust in ourselves and helps us find creative solutions to current issues as it boosts self esteem and invites us to embrace our personal power while promoting positive life choices which enhance our ability to draw new forms of prosperity and abundance.

While Garnet is best known as a stone of protection it can benefit the use of our natural talents as well. It helps us to overcome any resistance we may have in using our gifts and promotes self-confidence. Garnet removes what no longer serves and mental self-sabotage. It promotes balance and clears and re-energizes the chakras.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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Over and Over: Cat’s Angel Message for December 6, 2019

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Over and Over: Cat’s Angel Message for December 6, 2019

December’s Theme: It’s time to be proactive about replacing the old with the new. This is more easily done by allowing yourself to use your natural abilities and creativity and by surrounding yourself with love and laughter.


As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives. – Henry David Thoreau


126:  Our powers of faith and positive thinking not only help us emotionally and spiritually they can also help to increase our flow of abundance and prosperity. Today the Universe is gently reminding us to balance our thoughts and concerns about our material supply with faith and positive thought. Maintaining this balance is important so it’s a good time for a self-check. If you are tipping the scales in either direction make the necessary mental adjustments to ensure that the energy flow remains in your favor. (The key is in remembering that it’s NEED and not want that generates divine assistance.) If you find yourself lagging take some time to ground and center. Then reaffirm your goals and intentions, ask for divine help if needed and above all pay attention to the signs and messages that you receive. You are a Creator so find your vision and make things happen!


Archangel Haniel showers us with stardust, illuminating our thoughts and memories so that we can remember what magickal beings we truly are, which assists us in the creation process. In turn, this shows us how to receive with grace and gratitude. This process accelerates when we allow beauty and harmony to surround us. It’ helps us to enjoy ourselves which makes blessings easier to receive.

The Ascended Master Buddha helps us to find our “Attitude of Gratitude”.By acknowledging what we have to be grateful for we are filled with joy and inner peace which encourages positive flow. He also reminds us of the important balance between giving and receiving. When we are balanced we find the patience and inner peace we need to go with the flow and can help us embrace the “Tiny Miracles” in our lives as well.

The Hawaiian Goddess Pele helps us find the perspective we need to sort out our priorities. She says “Within you lives the sacred fire that gives life to your greatest dreams and passions. This part of you must be allowed to come forward, not smothered beneath fear, resentment or the expectations of others. Your fire will help you forge new paths!”


Our Sacred Stones for today include:

Pink Kunzite is a feel good stone that helps us to go with the flow. It brings feelings of peace as it connects us to universal love as it removes obstacles from our path and promotes communication on all levels.

Agate. This humble stone is the perfect one for grounding and balancing our energies. It also helps by raising our consciousness to access our higher self and promoting the awareness and acceptance of who we are and where we want to go in life. It nurtures our spiritual growth and inner strength by helping us to make the most of our life experiences.

Chrysocolla. This powerful blue-green stone helps us during periods of change and challenging times. It brings smooth transitions and helps us to accept change with serenity and calm. It helps us to be more self aware and promotes self confidence that inspires both creativity and motivation.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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