Cat’s Morning Bits for December 31, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for December 31, 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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“ I don’t know what the big deal is about old age. Old people who shine from the inside look 10 to 20 years younger. ”

– Dolly Parton

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Spiritual Unite: Juniper Tree Symbolism – Purification And Healing

The natural world has long held much symbolism for people from every culture and tradition.
The Juniper tree appears in many European cultures, particularly in English, Scandinavian and Icelandic traditions

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/juniper-tree-symbolism-purification-and-healing/

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MBG: Weekly Horoscope: Here’s What’s In Store For The First Week Of 2019

This week’s horoscope from the AstroTwins explains why you should be finishing out the year getting really reflective and spending your New Year’s Day cozying up to a divination deck.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/weekly-horoscope-december-31-january-6-2019

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Daily Good: They Sang with a Thousand Tongues

This season of turning, things going to ground with the promise of new life to come, has many stories from many cultures. It can be easy to get caught up in the fear of unfamiliar stories making the ones we use to give us hope in the cold and dark of winter. Another frame might serve us better. In this essay by Bayo Akomolafe provides the hopeful frame of many voices harmonizing in a joyous chorus. All the voices, all the stories are necessary and critical. And no single story can carry the tune.

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2147/they-sang-with-a-thousand-tongues-bayo-akomolafe/

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Elephant Journal: The Winter Solstice is not just One Night—it’s a Phase

The winter solstice is the longest night of the year (in the Northern Hemisphere).
It is a turning point in the cycle of the year. In the silent, stillness of the deepest night—light is born.

The birth of light is a symbol of the potential within you, within each of us: to find purpose, meaning, direction, and joy in life—particularly when things seem dark. Every life has its winter solstice times, when there’s more darkness than light.
Darkness is not a mistake.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/12/the-winter-solstice-is-not-just-one-night-its-a-phase/

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DailyOM: Judging Others

To acknowledge that we have judged and why, is the first step to a path of compassion.
Though it is human to evaluate people we encounter based on first impressions, the conclusions we come to are seldom unaffected by our own fears and our own preconceptions. Additionally, our judgments are frequently incomplete.

https://www.dailyom.com/cgi-bin/display/articledisplay.cgi?aid=65991

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MNN: Why paper books and the independent bookstore aren’t dead

I love books, and to an irrational degree.
In books, I find psychological and emotional refuge, education and deep wisdom that I just don’t find elsewhere. My passion is connected to the words and the form they come in — printed pages bound together. So I’m not afraid to admit that when I read an article about how print book sales had risen (modestly) and e-book sales had declined (a bit) and that the number of independent bookstores had increased over the past year, I shed tears of joy.

https://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/blogs/books-independent-bookstore-arent-dead

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EarthSky News: On the 1st mornings of 2019, watch the moon sweep past 3 planets

Happy New Year! Here’s a cool coincidence that you’ll enjoy. The first several mornings of the 2019 will feature a waning crescent moon sweeping past three planets in the early morning sky. Look east, the direction of sunrise. You can’t miss Jupiter and Venus because they are so bright! Mercury is also bright enough to be visible to the eye, but it rises only shortly before sunrise now and so is seen only against a background of bright twilight. Use binoculars to catch Mercury is you need to

https://earthsky.org/tonight/mornings-jan-1-2-3-4-2019-3-planets-moon

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Patheos-Pagan:  On a Pagan New Year

Last year on the Patheos Pagan Facebook page I posted a meme on January 1st wishing everyone who likes our page a Happy New Year. A follower there was a bit upset about it because they seemed to believe that celebrating the New Year on January 1 is some sort of Christian tradition, or goes against the idea that there’s an established “Pagan” or “Witch” New Year.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/panmankey/2018/12/on-a-pagan-new-year/

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Inner Journey:

DID YOU FIND JOY?

“The future, higher evolution will belong to those who live in joy, who share joy, and who spread joy.”
— Torkom Saraydarian

Joy, as the energy of love, is the highest vibration on this planet. Everything in the universe is energy; it can be measured and reduced to vibrational frequencies. It’s a universal law that as we think and feel we vibrate, and as we vibrate we attract. When we are in the high joy vibration, we attract what is for our greater good.

The Ancient Egyptians saw Joy as a sacred responsibility. They believed that upon their death, the God Osiris would ask them two questions: “Did you bring Joy?” and “Did you find Joy?” Those who answered ‘yes’ could continue their journey into the afterlife.

For at least the next week or two, ask yourself these two questions each and every day:
• Did I bring joy?
• Did I find joy?

“Man loves because he is Love. He seeks Joy, for he is Joy. He thirsts for God for he is composed of God and he cannot exist without Him.”
— Sathya Sai Baba

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A Note from the Universe

Do you think it would be cheating, knowing all that I know, if I placed a bet on your inevitable happiness, success, and saunter?
Good. Because I have. It was called the “Big Bang,” and every moment of every day I walk in your shoes.
I knew what I was doing.

The Universe

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Today’s Recipe: Bacon and Cheese Stuffed Waffles

I got this idea for a bacon and cheese stuffed waffle after I saw my brother use leftover Christmas ham and cheese inside of a waffle… and it was awesome! I used a simple pancake mix and just added water to make the batter. I used cheese that melts nicely; smoked gruyere and mozzarella. These waffles are fabulous on their own or with a dipping sauce of equal parts mustard and mayonnaise. Enjoy!

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Bacon-and-Cheese-Stuffed-Waffles.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
December 31, 2018

Authenticity

“Somehow we learn who we really are and then live with that decision.”

-Eleanor Roosevelt

Who are you? Or maybe the question is, “who have you decided to be?” We all have roles to play, but our true self is so much greater than any of them. We can identify with the role, or we can choose to see ourselves as the role-player. Our roles come and go and change and grow – and our true self proceeds along through all of it. We can play any role we want to play, do anything we want to do. When we know who we really are, all of this comes easily to us, and we can keep it in perspective

-Lissa Coffey

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Beliefnet: How to Craft the Best New Year’s Resolution
It is that time of year again. January 1 st is upon us, and most of us will be making our resolutions to do something to improve our lives. We may resolve to lose weight or pay off our debts or take up…

Read more…………….

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Make Every Day The Best: Cat’s Angel Message for December 31, 2018 

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Make Every Day The Best: Cat’s Angel Message for December 31, 2018 

December’s Theme: Pay close attention to recurring thoughts and ideas. These messages and clues will assist you to make improvements in your life. Taking action will aid in manifestation.


Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year. – Ralph Waldo Emerson


1231:  As the old year comes to a close we are receiving a message and a big hug from our Angels and the Ascended Masters.

“You are amazing beings and you have grown in ways you can’t even begin to imagine over the past year. Enter into this new cycle by shifting your thoughts to a new level of love and peace. This will be essential to your continued growth in the new year. Stay focused and confident and above all continue to have faith in yourself. By living your truth and claiming your authentic self you are fully capable of creating the life you desire for both you and your loved ones. Creation begins with you and spreads to those around you and continues outward like ripples in a pond. Don’t be afraid to enter the new year with a new outlook on life. We are here and ready to help you all you need do is ask.”


Archangel Michael is there to offer support as we navigate our path. He helps by pointing us in the right direction and provides a boost of self confidence. The Ascended Master Kuthumi helps us to focus on our goals. He teaches us how to avoid distractions and that sometimes it is pure stubbornness that propels us forward. The Hawaiian goddess Pele helps us to ignite our inner fire. This fire when channeled correctly helps to fuel our passions and our sense of purpose. As a goddess of empowerment she teaches us about honest communication and how it aids our goal setting and getting. She reminds you that  “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 Amethyst, which is a powerful protector and helps to shield us from unwanted energies, which it transmutes into something more positive. It dispels anxiety and fear as it helps the thought process by providing focus and clearing the way to good decision making. It is also connected to Archangel Michael which allows us to feel his energy and the energy of divine love. And Lava Stone which is associated with Pele. This stone is a powerful symbol of our own energy. It is a stone of rebirth and helps us to burn away unneeded layers so we can initiate new growth.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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Thought For The Day: Dec 31, 2018 “Just Sparkle”

Happy Monday!

It’s New Year’s Eve and time to think about what we want to accomplish for ourselves in 2019. How about making the new year all about personal discovery? Letting the inner YOU shine and being the person you want to be is a fantastic goal. Be bold, be strong and let you inner sparkle light your way!

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Pure Individuals: Cat’s Angel Message for December 30, 2018 

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Pure Individuals: Cat’s Angel Message for December 30, 2018 

December’s Theme: Pay close attention to recurring thoughts and ideas. These messages and clues will assist you to make improvements in your life. Taking action will aid in manifestation.


My vision of a real humanity is of pure individuals relating to each other, but not tied in any relationship. They will be loving to each other, but not being possessive of each other. They will be sharing with each other all their joys and all their blessings, but never even in their dreams thinking of dominating, thinking of enslaving the other person. – Osho (Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh)


1230:  Today we are receiving a big Divine hug and a message from the Ascended Masters. ” You are an amazing being with so many gifts to share. Do not be afraid to share your love, light and creative talents with others. The world needs more teachers, positive role models and light-bringers. You have so much to offer as well as the ability to create joy and happiness in your life and in the lives of others. The Universe is at your call so make your requests, follow your inner guidance and take the necessary steps to create an amazing new reality!”


Let’s keep working with the Ascended Master Vywamus. He helps us and with all aspects of our Life Purpose, Inspiration, discovering our talents. He is also an aspect of Sanat Kumara who can assist us in overcoming our own ego so that we can give freely of our true self. Archangel Jophiel surrounds us with beauty and helps us to see beauty in ourselves and others and the Chinese goddess Kuan Yin teaches us about compassion.


Our Sacred Stones for today are:
Rose Quartz to promote love, kindness and compassion.
Gold Sheen Obsidian helps us to set our ego aside so that our authentic self can come forward.
Sunstone brings joy and helps us to access our intuitive ability.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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Think, Dream, Create: Cat’s Angel Message for December 29, 2018 

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Think, Dream, Create: Cat’s Angel Message for December 29, 2018 

December’s Theme: Pay close attention to recurring thoughts and ideas. These messages and clues will assist you to make improvements in your life. Taking action will aid in manifestation.


Today is your day to paint life in bold colors; set today’s rhythm with your heart-drum; walk today’s march with courage; create today as your celebration of life. – Jonathan Lockwood Huie


1229:  As we enter the final days of December and the old year we are being given this gentle reminder. By working with the Universe and it’s helpers we learn that we are powerful creators in our own right. While we regularly receive assistance and guidance from people, our spiritual helpers and through opportunities presented to us, in reality WE are the creating force that ultimately makes things happen. It’s a combination of faith and self confidence that boosts our manifestation power and helps us create a new reality. Today we are being asked to embrace and acknowledge our divine partnership as well as our power to create for ourselves. Think BIG, Dream BIG and keep CREATING!


Work with Archangel Jophiel today. Call upon her to help you achieve a more loving relationship between Spirit and yourself. The Ascended Master Vywamus helps us look within and discover forgotten talents and bring new ones to light that will aid our creation process. And, The Hindu goddess Kali oversees the ending of cycles and transformations. Kali is a powerful lady and her energy is like a powerful storm that clears away what we no longer need and replaces it with focus for new beginnings, and the courage and motivation we need to see things through. She tells us, “Dreams must be created with focus and intent. I will help you to embrace the courage and motivation that you need to see things through to a successful conclusion.”


Our Sacred Stone for today is Kunzite. This high vibration stone can help to create a balanced partnership with the Universe as it opens your heart to receiving Divine love.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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Cat’s Morning Bits for December 28, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for December 28, 2018

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

Blessings, Cat

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There he stands in the foul weather,
The foolish, fond Old Year.

-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-82)

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The Wild Hunt: New archaeological finds in UK shed light on Pagan past

WALES – After a summer in which the drought brought to light a number of interesting archaeological finds in the UK and Ireland, the rest of 2018 has proved almost equally fruitful, with two major discoveries shedding light on our Celtic ancestors and their way of life. One of these finds is large, the other

Read more…………….

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MBG: How To Improve Your Mornings In 2019 If You’re Constantly Stressed Out

Our body’s flight-or-fight response to stress is super handy in certain situations—other times, you just want to live your life without having anxious feelings creep up on you.
Anxiety is something everyone faces from time to time, and while we can’t control how our bodies respond (thanks, evolution), there are a few things we can do to convince our brain that everything’s gonna be alright.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/how-to-improve-your-mornings-in-2019-if-youre-constantly-stressed-out

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Daily Good: Finding Hope in Hopelessness

In a time of uncertainty and increasing grief, suffering, aggression and violence, Margaret Wheatley proposes we release our hope of an outcome, walk without a vision of the future, and let hopelessness be our companion. In our insecurity, self-doubt, and groundlessness, we can orient our soul, spirit, and heart to transcend the experienced world and anchor ourselves in faith. The value, rightness, and truth of our work with other people will allow us to persevere. We can hold grief and love in the same heart and be consoled and strengthened by those with us on the journey. Hopelessness liberates us from fear, from results, and from outcomes so we can do what feels right with clarity and energy

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2171/finding-hope-in-hopelessness-margaret-wheatley/

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Elephant Journal: I Dare You to Be Your Own F*cking Idol.

As 2018 began to end, I sat down and stared at my bucket list.
I realized that I had ticked almost everything off for this year.

Everything but one word was left uncrossed and staring back at me:
Florence.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/12/i-dare-you-to-be-your-own-fcking-idol/

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MNN: Ancient Irish ‘healing soil,’ once used by Druids, really works

The medicinal soil has been found to contain powerful antibiotics.

Folk remedies aren’t always taken seriously by scientists, but occasionally age-old wisdom can surprise. Case in point: researchers looking at ancient Irish “healing soil,” long believed to have remarkable medicinal properties, have discovered a previously unknown strain of bacteria that produces antibiotics capable of killing four of the world’s deadliest superbugs, reports Phys.org.

https://www.mnn.com/health/fitness-well-being/stories/ancient-irish-healing-soil-once-used-druids-really-works

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EarthSky News: Moon and Spica on December 29 and 30

These next few mornings – December 29 and 30, 2018 – people around the world will see the moon in the vicinity of Spica, the constellation Virgo’s one and only 1st-magnitude star.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/moon-and-spica-on-december-29-and-30

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Patheos-Pagan: Favorite Witchy Books of 2018

I read a lot of books on the topics of magick, paganism, occultism, witchcraft, and spirituality. Out of all the books I read, I review about a quarter of them. I review the ones that I like the most and think will benefit other seekers as well as seasoned practitioners. 2018 had a lot of great books released and I decided to make a list sharing my top 10 favorite books of the year.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/matauryn/2018/12/26/favorite-witchy-books-of-2018/

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Inner Journey:

ARE YOU AFRAID TO BE DIFFERENT?

On the path of evolution, we move from being a willing and obedient member of the group to wanting to take control over our own lives. This is a necessary but difficult transition.

Andrew Schneider says, “At this point we are afraid of being ourselves. We are afraid of being unique and different. We are afraid of being individually powerful, and even successful. For all of these things stand against the old ways that told us that conformity was right and individualism was wrong.”

“For as long as we possibly can, we make a compromise. We try to live both lives – the dependent tribal life and the independent personal life – as contradictory and opposite as they are.

“We want approval from others. We want to be accepted and popular. We seek this comfort to overcome our fear and feel more secure. …So, at times when we conform, we don’t feel the fear of living. But we might lose the new sense of adventure, discovery, daring and enthusiasm for life that the questioning and questing have brought us.”

“Nature never repeats herself, and the possibilities of one human soul will never be found in another.”
— Elizabeth Cady Stanton

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A Note from the Universe

Eternity is a really, really, really long time.

I think we’ll be able to squeeze everything in.

Relax.

Peace and blue jeans –

The Universe

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Today’s Recipe: Broccoli Chowder

A creamy broccoli soup is nutritious and very filling when the weather turns cold.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Broccoli-Chowder-Recipes.html

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DailyOM: Lack
Today’s Inspiration

We all know what it feels like to want something we don’t have. It may be a pair of expensive jeans, a romantic partner, or rent money; it may be a certain attitude, a car, or a savings account. This is part of life, and in the best-case scenario, we…

https://www.dailyom.com/cgi-bin/display/articledisplay.cgi?aid=65990

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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
December 28, 2018

Blessings

“Life is the first gift, love is the second, and understanding the third.”

-Marge Piercy
We accept the first gift just by being born. We learn more of the second gift all throughout our life, and we give and receive love. The third gift seems to be more of a challenge for us to accept. We tend to want to impose our interpretations, our judgements on circumstances and behaviors rather than seeking to understand. It takes a certain spiritual maturity to really let go embrace this blessing. We have this capacity- let’s unwrap this gift!

-Lissa Coffey

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Beliefnet: 7 Tips to Get You through the Winter Blues
Are you a victim of the winter blues? Boost your spirits with these seven tips.
Do you find yourself a little down or blue around the winter holidays? As the days get shorter and the nights grow colder, many people experience the “winter blues”, or seasonal sadness.

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)
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Compassion & Abundance: Cat’s Angel Message for December 28, 2018 

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Compassion & Abundance: Cat’s Angel Message for December 28, 2018 

December’s Theme: Pay close attention to recurring thoughts and ideas. These messages and clues will assist you to make improvements in your life. Taking action will aid in manifestation.


We attract abundance when we ask from a compassionate heart. – Jonathan Lockwood Huie


1228:  Abundance is something that people ask for quite often. It comes in many forms like love, friendship, spiritual, material gain and money. It also comes from sources both expected and unexpected. There are several things to remember about generating abundance:

  • In order for it grow we must acknowledge what we have with appreciation.
  • We must do our part to make it happen. The Angels will help but they won’t do it for us.
  • Be open to both giving and receiving.
  • Don’t fixate on on area or one thing. These kind of demands actually limit how the Universe can help you. While it may happen eventually you will be missing out on a lot more than you realize.

Today the Universe is asking us to think about HOW we ask for blessings of abundance. Instead of making stipulations try asking for “Abundance on all levels”. This allows us to receive more blessings instead of just one. By staying open to all the possibilities it stimulates a steady flow of good things which makes us richer on all levels. Remember………….. don’t sell yourself short or shut yourself off!


The Hindu god Ganesh helps to remove all obstacles from our path to receiving abundance. He also shows us the importance of getting out of our own way to promote positive flow. Green Tara helps us with emergency aid. There times when we really need this kind of help with supplying the basic necessities. Archangel Raziel helps us during the manifestation process and the Ascended Master Buddha teaches us how to achieve the balance that is necessary to keep things flowing smoothly.


Our Sacred Stone for today is Sunstone. This stone provides a link to benevolent gods of luck and good fortune. It helps to increase feelings of self worth and overall confidence while encouraging optimism.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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