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.

Make The Adjustments: Cat’s Angel Message for December 5, 2019

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Make The Adjustments: Cat’s Angel Message for December 5, 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.


We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails. – Bertha Calloway (attributed)


125:  Creating positive change in our lives helps us create something better. Remember that these changes are necessary if we are to grow to our full potential. Today the Universe is telling us that the time has come to acknowledge the changes that we initiated and to make any adjustments that will help ease the way. The number 5 relates to transformation on all levels and it’s important to continue to let go of what no longer serves to make room. Our spiritual helpers are here and are sending us messages and clues that relate to our path. Embrace your faith in yourself and the Universe and allow your transformation to happen!


Archangel Jeremiel is in charge of life reviews and changes. He can help you see everything that you have accomplished recently as well as the areas that need attention and helps us to let go of what we no longer need. He teaches us that by taking inventory of our lives we gain a clear perspective of where we are on our path, which in turn helps us to make positive life changes. He removes our fear of change and what the future holds and replaces them with a sense of expectant excitement.

Ascended Master Vywamus encourages us to continuously and consciously seek inspiration through the discovery and rediscovery of our own natural abilities and talents. He teaches us that healing can be found in change. If something is holding you back let it go and continue forward.

The Chinese Goddess Kuan Yin, who embodies compassion and mercy says, “You are a beautiful soul and have so much to offer. I can guide you on the path of self love and help you to embrace the confidence you need to free your mind, heart, and spirit. Be gentle on yourself. Joy comes from embracing the simple things which will free the energy needed to assist the creation process.”


Our Sacred Stones for today include:

Hematite has a strong connection to the earth element and helps us stay grounded and promotes feelings of safety. Hematite also brings mental clarity through focus and concentration which is essential to the letting go process which accompanies change.

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.

Unakite. This green and pink stone 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.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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Simplify, Simplify: Cat’s Angel Message for December 3, 2019

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Simplify, Simplify: Cat’s Angel Message for December 3, 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 simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler; solitude will not be solitude, poverty will not be poverty, nor weakness weakness. – Henry David Thoreau


123:  We are spending the day with the Ascended Masters. The message that we are receiving from them is pretty clear cut. “In order to receive new blessings (opportunities, relationships, enlightenment etc.) you need to make room. You do this by simplifying your life and letting go of the things and people who are leeching away at your energy, time or resources. If something no longer brings you joy or is  not for your highest good it’s time to cut the cords.” The letting go process is necessary for our overall growth as well as helping to pave the way for the good things that the Universe is sending our direction. While this process can be difficult it’s definitely worthwhile. Once you start this process you will see and feel a major shift in your energy and you will feel more empowered.


The Himalayan Ascended Master Babaji helps us to achieve the personal and spiritual growth necessary for the letting go process . Letting go is a form of simplifying your life. It frees your energy so that you can work on what’s important.

The Ascended Master Sanat Kumara helps us find the energy we need to keep going and rise above negative experiences and thought patterns.

The Ascended Master Serapis Bey helps us to release our troubles and offers clear guidance and motivation regarding our own self improvement. He also helps us gain spiritual insight and teaches us that loving care is essential to navigating change.


Our Sacred Stones for today include:

Green Calcite also helps to create harmony which allows us to dissolve rigid beliefs and outdated programming. It promotes mental balance, aids in communication and gently helps us to let go of the things that no longer serve us which helps us to draw the good things into our lives that encourage growth.

Aquamarine balance’s emotions that can become frayed during the change that new cycles create. It helps us to move forward and navigate the ebb and flow of life.

Purple Fluorite helps strengthen our intuitive powers as it draws away negative energy and bring the rational mind forward.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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Good Endings: Cat’s Angel Message for October 31, 2019

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Good Endings: Cat’s Angel Message for October 31, 2019

October’s Theme: Divine guidance and messages.  These messages are important for us personally, emotionally and spiritually so work on staying open to the information that you receive.


Good Endings precede Good Beginnings. – Jonathan Lockwood Huie


1031:  We close out the month of October by working with the Ascended Masters.  Aside from offering us assistance one of their goals is to help us focus on truth, both divine and personal, which helps keep us centered on our path and headed in the right direction. Like the angels, you can call upon them any time. If you are feeling down or confused they can show you how to shift your thoughts into the optimistic and lighter side. Their peaceful and loving energy will help ease your mind and help you see things in a different light. Today they are asking us to close out the month by tying up any loose ends so that we can enter the new cycle at peace with ourselves!


The Ascended Master Serapis Bey helps us to release our troubles and offers clear guidance and motivation regarding our own self improvement. He also helps us gain spiritual insight and teaches us that loving care is essential to navigating change.

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 Hindu Goddess White Tara says: “Come and sit beside me. I will help ease the worry in your heart and teach you how to replace it with gratitude and joy. This is where faith dwells and we must only open the doors and invite it forward.”


Our Sacred Stones for today include:

Moldavite which elevates our consciousness and helps us to connect directly to the Ascended Masters.

Selenite is a great meditation stone. It opens the crown chakra to help us receive universal guidance as it calms the emotions and promotes inner peace.

Celestite which promotes spiritual development and teaches us to reach for personal enlightenment and helps us to find peace within. It also helps us to embrace new experiences while blending instinct and intellect to create balance and harmony while providing strength and calm.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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All Will Be Well: Cat’s Angel Message for September 16, 2019

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All Will Be Well: Cat’s Angel Message for September 16, 2019

September’s Theme:  Why are we here is a question that we often ask ourselves, and this month we will be exploring our purpose.

 

916:  Today’s message is a gentle reminder from Spirit that no matter what we do or where our path leads us we will be just fine. Our number for today lets us know that the Universe is helping us by lighting our path particularly in areas where we need a little balance. The solutions we need to resolve or make things happen lie within, and our “helpers” reveal them to us in a calm and loving way. Don’t allow worry to cloud your judgment or halt your progress. Turn these things over to the Universe and do your best to let them go. Ask for what you need right now, whether it’s protection, guidance, illumination or simply peace of mind. Stay focused on the best possible outcome and above all have faith in yourself and temper your thoughts with compassion.


    • 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.

 

 

  • Roman Goddess Abundantia teaches us to appreciate abundance in its many forms as well as attract them. She tells us, ” Your faith in the bounty of the universe serves you well. Cast aside your worry and embrace the richness of your life because you have so much to grateful for.”

 

 


Our Sacred Stones for today include:

  •  The washy earth tones of Picasso Marble help to calm feelings of stress and anxiety as it settles the mind and keeps us grounded.
  • Fire Agate allows you to embrace feelings of safety and trust as you navigate your path. It keeps us grounded and offers support when times get hard.
  • 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.

Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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Inspired Action: Cat’s Angel Message for July 26, 2019

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Inspired Action: Cat’s Angel Message for July 26, 2019

July’s Theme: Pay attention to your path. You will be receiving important guidance this month so get ready to receive some important guidance.If something compels you to take action this is the time to go for it!


Stay in the moment and all gifts are added as you breathe and take inspired action. – Joe Vitale


726:  One of the most important tools that we have in our “inner arsenal”  is our faith. By having confidence and believing in yourself, well  that’s faith. While Spirit and the Angels are here to help us we must do our part to make things happen. Always look for the “one good thing” and be willing to accept the good into your life in whatever manner it presents itself. Use your super powers of optimism and hope to keep the ball rolling and embrace the principle of divine timing. Remember that you are a powerful creator and the stronger your faith the more you can create. Today the Angels are asking us to surround ourselves with faith. Listen to the divine and inner guidance you receive and take action accordingly.


Archangel Michael protects us at all time and that includes the times when we are striving to make things happen. He helps us to find our inner strength and courage which boosts our personal power of creation. The Ascended Master Jesus is the embodiment of faith. He provides a clear and direct line of communication to the Divine Source and he helps all who ask for assistance and The Hawaiian fire goddess Pele helps us to ignite our inner fire. This fire when channeled correctly helps to fuel our passions and sense of purpose. Pele’s message is “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:

  • Turquoise helps us with creative problem solving and promotes both balance and intuition. It is aligned with the Throat Chakra and teaches us to speak up for ourselves and to speak our truth, which can be a valuable asset when working with gratitude and our ability to create. Turquoise helps to purify our energy and clears away negative energy. it aids our problem solving skills and protects us against self self sabotaging thoughts and actions.
  • Kyanite is a spiritual stone that helps us to connect to our guides by opening the paths of communication. It also allows us to speak from the heart and to speak our truth as it cuts through the things that are keeping us from moving forward.
  • Sunstone brings personal empowerment and fights procrastination. It brings out our natural optimism, self confidence and promotes our natural flow of abundance as it soothes our fear of change and the accompanying stress that change can bring. Sunstone has a strong connection to light and helps to harness the re energizing power of the sun during meditation and everyday life. It is linked to all benevolent deities and brings good fortune and luck.

Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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Thought For The Day: July 26, 2019 ” Deposits & Withdrawals”

Happy Friday,

We invest our time and energy in many things. This includes other people. Not everyone invests in good give & take relationships. There are those who are only interested in what they can get from someone. They take and take until the person has nothing left and burns out. Balanced and positive relationships are important to our overall welling and mental health. Sometimes it’s hard to end a relationship however it’s even more difficult to allow someone to withdraw from us until we reach bankruptcy.

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