Cat’s Morning Bits for June 26, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for June 26, 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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Great is the sun, and wide he goes
Through empty heaven without repose;
And in the blue and glowing days
More thick than rain he showers his rays.
-Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-94)

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Spiritual Unite: Penguin Spirit Animal Meaning – Being The Best You

Looking for the penguin spirit animal meaning? Your penguin spirit animal appears to you when you need a reminder of the power of friendship, family and community.
It also lends you determination and drives during times of hardship.

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/penguin-spirit-animal-meaning-being-the-best-you/

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ThoughtCo: Wicca, Witchcraft or Paganism?

As you study and learn more about magical living and modern Paganism, you’re going to see the words witch, Wiccan, and Pagan pretty regularly, but they’re not all the same. As if that wasn’t confusing enough, we often discuss Paganism and Wicca, as if they’re two different things. So what’s the deal? Is there a difference between the three? Quite simply, yes, but it’s not as cut and dried as you might imagine

https://www.learnreligions.com/wicca-witchcraft-or-paganism-2562823

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Spirit Library: The Courage to Share your Gifts (a message from Archangel Raphael channeled by Shanta Gabriel)

Dear Ones,

Courage is the power that backs up the Love in your heart. Courage is the active, expanding field of Light that supports you. Courage is what you need to share your gifts with the world.

Providing the ways and means to act from your heart is fertilizing the field of your dreams.

https://spiritlibrary.com/shanta-gabriel/the-courage-to-share-your-gifts

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Daily Tarot: Death

There’s a sense of security in what is old, and with something new coming into your life it’s natural to be a bit afraid. Give this new situation a chance and give yourself time to get comfortable with the new conditions. It could be as simple as getting your hair cut or changing your glasses frames, but it could be much bigger than that.

astrology.com

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Elephant Journal: I came to this Earth to be Whole.

People want to see only the shiny,
pretty, admirable parts of me.

As if I was a precious diamond
to be polished all the time.

But I am not.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/06/i-came-to-this-earth-to-be-whole-ilda-dashi/

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MNN: 10 reasons making music is good for your brain

Turns out Mom and Dad were right: those piano lessons and the endless hours in school band practice were good for you. From making you smarter, to diminishing the effects of brain aging, to improving emotional stability, it seems that playing an instrument has a hand in reconfiguring your brain and enhancing it — permanently. And to be clear: Just listening to music doesn’t cut it. It’s the active work of bringing sounds to life that delivers the biggest benefit.

https://www.mnn.com/leaderboard/stories/10-reasons-why-making-music-is-good-for-your-brain

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EarthSky News: See the Dragon’s Eyes on summer evenings

Tonight, find the Dragon’s Eyes. For years, I’ve glanced up in the north at this time of year and spied the two stars marked on today’s chart, Rastaban and Eltanin in the constellation Draco. They’re noticeable because they’re relatively bright and near each other. There’s always that split-second when I ask myself with some excitement what two stars are those? It’s then that my eyes drift to blue-white Vega nearby . . . and I know, by Vega’s nearness, that they are the stars Rastaban and Eltanin

https://earthsky.org/tonight/rastaban-and-eltanin-belong-to-constellation-draco

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Patheos-Pagan: Lammas Incense Recipe for Fiery Leo Magick

For my practice of witchcraft, I like to create my own herbal incense recipes. I choose ingredients whose magickal correspondences are appropriate to the goal of whatever rite or spell is afoot. I like to start with a look at the astrological goings and flowings of the moment. For example, let’s make one for Lammas Sabbat, the witch’s solar celebration of High Summer, which rolls around at the midpoint of Leo, or 15º of Leo.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/witchonfire/2019/06/lammas-incense-recipe-fiery-leo-magick/

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Inner Journey:

LEVELS OF CONSCIOUSNESS

“The greatest discovery of my generation is that man can alter his life simply by altering his attitude of mind.”
— William James

Here is one perspective on levels of consciousness and some descriptive words to help us identify the differences:
•Not conscious – instinctual, follower
•Subconscious – habitual, robotic, reactive
•Conscious – aware, intelligent, conceptual, reflective
•Superconscious – intuitive, guiding, truthful, loving, universal

Reflect on how you typically move through your day. As we use our minds more consciously, we open up to the superconsciousness.

“Utilizing your conscious mind to direct the subconscious mind to enter into communication and harmony with the universal mind is the secret of personal power.”
— Delfin Knowledge System

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

In the adventure of life, at first, no one gets it. So help is sent.

Then, over time, some start getting it, but no one lives it. So more help is sent.

Soon, some start living it and even more start getting it, and an upward spiral ensues.

Eventually, of course, everyone is getting it and living it…

But Earth’s not there yet.

So the question to ask yourself, is, “Who shall I help next?”
You so get it,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Deity: Kokopelli

Known as a fertility god, prankster, healer and story teller, Kokopelli has been a source of wonder throughout the country for centuries. Kokopelli embodies the true American Southwest, and dates back over 3,000 years ago, when the first petroglyphs were carved. Although his true origins are unknown, this traveling, flute-playing Casanova is a sacred figure to many Southwestern Native Americans. Carvings of this hunch-backed flute-playing figure have been found painted and carved into rock walls and boulders throughout the Southwest.

https://www.indigenouspeople.net/kokopelli.htm

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Today’s Recipe: Caramelized Onion Balsamic Chicken Salad

This salad is scrumptious! We call it “Fancy Restaurant Salad”. The balsamic sauce is used to marinate the chicken, as the salad dressing, and as the finishing touch to your caramelized onions. Using one sauce for these three different things gives each of them their own unique flavour.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Caramelized-Onion-Balsamic-Chicken-Salad.html

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Magical Correspondences for Wednesday

Intentions:Rules healings, the mind, Communication, Divination, Writing, Knowledge, Business Transactions, Debt, Fear,Loss, Travel and Money Matters, Addictions, Young People, Messages, Perception, Self Expression.

Incense: Jasmine, Lavender, Sweet Pea, Cinnamon, Cinquefoil
Planet: Mercury and Chiron (though this is a moon of Pluto)
Sign: Virgo
Angel: Raphael
Colors: Orange, Light Blue, Grey, Yellow and, Opalescent colors and Violet
Herbs/Plants: Fern, Lavendar, Hazel, Cherry, Periwinkle
Stones: Aventurine, Bloodstone, Hematite, Moss Agate and Sodalite
Oil: (Mercury) Benzoin, Clary Sage, Eucalytus, Lavender

Goddesses: Aset [Isis], Demeter, Ceres, Spider Woman, Bona Dea, Oya,
Devi-Kali, Hella, Rhiannon, Coatlique, Maman Brigette, Sekhmet, Het Heret
[Hathor]

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Daily Wisdom
June 26, 2019

Colors

“I had forgotten what mustard fields looked like… Sheet upon sheet of blazing yellow, half-way between sulphur and celandrine, with hot golden sunshine pouring down upon them out of a dazzling June sky. It thrilled me like music.”

-Monica Baldwin, I Leap Over the Wall, 1950

The first thing that comes to mind when I think about yellow is the sun – beautiful, life-affirming, skin warming sunshine! I also think about old-fashioned wooden pencils and school buses – and sunflowers! It’s really a happy color, isn’t it? Yellow seems to be attention-getting, and in color therapy, it is used to harness attention. Wearing a citrine, for example, is supposed to help you concentrate. And whoever invented the original Post-It notes must have made them yellow for a reason! If this were written in color, I’d send a bright yellow happy face today!

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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You’ve Earned It: Cat’s Angel Message for May 30, 2019

 

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You’ve Earned It: Cat’s Angel Message for May 30, 2019

May’s Theme: This month brings changes into your life. While change sometimes feels scary, it is a necessary thing for our overall growth. Be willing to embrace it and allow it to happen naturally and get ready for better things!


I restore myself when I’m alone. – Marilyn Monroe


530: Today our helpers would like us to know that they’re proud of us. In the last month we have we faced change and made positive life choices and important decisions that will help us navigate path. We have  learned to embrace our faith which has given us the  confidence to trust in our intuition and move forward with optimism and purpose.  While these things have empowered us it has also been a challenge. These things have also strengthened our connection and relationship with the Universe and our spiritual helpers. We have learned that we can call on them when we need to. Take a moment today to offer gratitude to the Universe for life, for love, and all the blessings that surround you. Then take a ME day to restore and center….. You’ve earned it!


The healer Archangel, Raphael teaches us that it is through our spiritual journey that we can heal our selves and our lives and therefore regain our self confidence and faith. The Ascended Master Melchizedek teaches us how to love color and can assist us through all forms of color therapy (reiki, chakra work, crystals, Feng Shui etc.) and the Ascended Master Maitreya (Laughing Buddha) bestows peace on all levels and teaches us about the healing power of joy and laughter. And, the Roman goddess Venus teaches us to truly appreciate ourselves. She says “You must put loving self care first. By doing so you become confidently empowered and fully connected to your own divine nature.”


Our Sacred Stones for today include gentle Rose Quartz which allows self love to surface and gives us a better understanding of our emotions as it helps us to heal and rejuvenate our bodies and minds.  Chalcedony that brings mind, body, spirit and emotions into harmony by calming fear, anger or self doubt. It also promotes good feeling towards self and others. And Satin Spar Selenite makes it a great meditation stone. It opens the crown chakra to help us receive universal guidance as it calms the emotions and promotes inner peace.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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It’s Contagious: Cat’s Angel Message for April 20, 2019

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It’s Contagious: Cat’s Angel Message for April 20, 2019

April Theme: We are being challenged to change ourselves. You have the power to make things happen and the Universe is on your side.


Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence. – Vince Lombardi


420: Yesterday we talked about helping/healing ourselves and others, and today we delve a little deeper. The biggest stumbling blocks are lack of confidence and faith in ourselves. These things can keep us from making the effort because we are afraid to fail. Today the Universe is reminding us that what we perceive as failure is actually progress. Each attempt or step (even baby steps) helps to keep us moving forward and teaches us something new. Our actions are inspiring to ourselves and to others, as we show that while we are a work in progress we continue to persevere to make ourselves the best person we can be. If you try something and it doesn’t work out, look for the one thing that did (there is always at least one) and use that as building block and try again, by doing this we gain self confidence and courage. Step into your power and keep moving upward!


Archangel Raphael teaches us that it is through our spiritual journey’s that we can heal our selves and our lives and regain self confidence and faith.  The Ascended Master Maitreya teaches us that laughter and joy creates the positive energy we need to propel us forward. It helps us to let go stress and worry, which allows the light of faith and hope to shine through. And, 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.”


Today’s Sacred Stones include the following: Turquoise which helps promote creative problem solving, dispels negative energy and helps to restore our balance, and Smoky Quartz to help neutralize the fear of failure while it helps us stay grounded. it also teaches us how to let go of what no longer serves us. Galena which helps us to stay grounded and centered. It helps to open the mind as it dissolves self-limiting thoughts from our past and Tangerine Quartz which helps to increase our receptivity to Divine inspiration while it stimulates the mind and enhances overall creativity. It fills us with hope and joy as it restores our feelings of self worth.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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Stand Tall: Cat’s Angel Message for March 21, 2019 

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Stand Tall: Cat’s Angel Message for March 21, 2019 

March Theme: This month carries the energy of the Ascended Masters. We will be working to improve self love, inner peace and overall clarity. These things will help on the path to manifesting our dreams and goals.


Stand Tall, Stand Proud. Know that you are unique and magnificent. You do not need the approval of others. – Jonathan Lockwood Huie


321:  The Ascended Masters are sending us a gentle reminder today about faith. While it’s important to have faith in the Divine Source it’s just as important to have faith in yourself. This can also be seen as as an extension of yesterday’s theme of hope and new beginnings. By having faith in ourselves we are effectively acknowledging our readiness to embrace new beginnings and the hope we have for better things to come. We also gain valuable insight on a personal level as we gain a better understanding of our strengths and weaknesses. The key is to maintain a balance of faith between yourself and the Divine. Remember that you are a powerful creator and that the Universe is on your side!


Archangel Raphael teaches us that it is through our spiritual journey’s that we can heal our selves and our lives and regain  self confidence and faith. Ascended Masters like Jesus, Moses, El Morya can help with all areas of faith.  And, the Egyptian goddess Isis teaches us that through our own divine magick we find joy and increased self esteem. She says Always remember that you are a powerful creator in your own right. When you cloak yourself with dedication and determination you can move the heavens and the earth and create miracles.”


Our Sacred Stone for today is Labradorite which helps to relieve fear and insecurity caused by old hurts and disappointments. It also strengthens our faith as it removes the projections of others that are holding us back. Sacred Stones that increase faith include Pyrolusite which promotes confidence and determination, Peridot helps to sharpen the mind and enhance self confidence. It can teach us to look back at the past and find the gifts within our experiences and then shows us the path to forgiveness and moving forward.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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Affirming Peace: Cat’s Angel Message for January 6, 2019 

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Affirming Peace: Cat’s Angel Message for January 6, 2019 

January’s Theme: Stay focused on your desires and not your fears or past happenings. Our thoughts  are ready to manifest into reality and by staying focused on what’s positive we lessen the power of the things that we fear.


Watch your manner of speech if you wish to develop a peaceful state of mind. Start each day by affirming peaceful, contented and happy attitudes and your days will tend to be pleasant and successful. – Norman Vincent Peale


 

16:   Today the Universe is asking us to take this month’s theme to heart and stay focused on the positive things in our lives. The important of balance cannot be stressed enough, especially where our mental/emotional state of mind and material things are concerned. By learning to balance our material thoughts or worries with positive focus and faith we are able to see things in a new light. We realize that our needs really are being met and that our life is full of tiny miracles. Allow positive focus, confidence and faith to be your guide today. Ask the Universe for help if needed and turn over all worries to the angels so that your energy is free to welcome new blessings!


Archangel Raphael opens our spiritual eyes so that we may see what we have and how blessed we truly are and by teaching us how to make room for new things through the clearing out process. The Ascended Master Buddha teaches us how to live the “middle way” and how to embrace moderation in all things, this allows us to achieve balance and leads to peace and growth. And the Hindu/Buddhist goddess Green Tara helps us find the strength we need to take action and move past our fears. “Come and sit beside me. Breathe and calm your mind and heart. In the center of your being lives the fire of your own creation, feel it and bring it forward. Allow it to bring with it your confidence and courage, do not fear, I am here with you.”


Our Sacred Stone for today is Dioptase which helps us to create a more balanced life while we work toward achieving our personal goals. It also teaches us to see things in joy and the best in every action.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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 Creating the Groundwork: Cat’s Angel Message for December 19, 2018 

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 Creating the Groundwork: Cat’s Angel Message for December 19, 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.


I just refer to myself as being Spirit, Mind and Body like everybody else and working toward the mastery of my natural divinity and the healing of my emotional mind. – Leonard Orr


1219:  Spirituality and our own innate healing abilities create the groundwork for today’s message. The Universe is gently reminding us that we are qualified to help and heal both ourselves and others. However, this  begins with you and you must have the motivation and willingness to start the process and to keep it going. The important thing about self-healing is to keep in mind that we are always a work in progress and that healing the self is never a one time thing. If you are working with others the key lies in listening and remembering that we are not here to FIX them. The truth is that if  someone has a problem they are not usually looking for you to fix it they simply need to talk it out. Allowing your spiritual nature to come forward as you perform the simple act of giving someone your undivided attention and really hearing them (even if you can’t do much else) is extremely helpful. Within each of us resides the divine power that enables us to heal. Don’t be stingy about helping others or yourself and the benefits will return tenfold.


Archangel Raphael supports and assists healing of all kinds. He can show you the way to helping yourself and others. The Ascended Master Padre Pio also helps us with healing through forgiveness and spiritual growth. And the Hindu god Ganesh  who is best known to bring prosperity, is also the remover of obstacles. This includes those that life drops in our path and those we create for ourselves. Both of which often require healing on some level.


Our Sacred Stones are Moonstone and Rose Quartz. Both have wonderful personal healing energies and both promote caring and compassion. For an extra boost add a Quartz Crystal into the mix to boost the overall energy.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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Expect the Unexpected: Cat’s Angel Message for September 21, 2018 

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Expect the Unexpected: Cat’s Angel Message for September 21, 2018 

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


Unexpected events can set you back or set you up. It’s all a matter of – perspective. – Mary Anne Radmacher


921:  Many of our daily readings revolve around faith, in the universe and in yourself. I’m sure that you’ve noticed that some days your faith is strong while on others you may feel like things aren’t working out or that what you do doesn’t matter. (This is normal, it happens) Take a moment to acknowledge your feelings, even indulge in a short pity party if you like, then pick yourself up, dust yourself off and remind yourself that you are worthy, strong and nothing will hold you back. Today, the angels want us to know that everything we do is important, even the small things are important. Help and support are always available and it’s only a request away. If your faith is feeling puny today start by grounding, clearing and centering and then ask (Spirit, angels , masters) for a little TLC and support. Make sure to release any negative thoughts and feeling that you may be holding and regain your light-ness of being!


Archangel Raphael provides healing on all levels and can infuse our being with the healing of divine love. The Irish goddess Dana/Danu helps us to navigate through times where our self esteem and courage are low. She teaches us to use the resources that we have to create and manifest our goals and dreams.


Continue to use Rose Quartz for emotional work and add Snowflake Obsidian to reduces any fear we may have and to keep us focused on better things.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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