Cat’s Morning Bits for April 18, 2019

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for April 18, 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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Again the blackbirds sing; the streams
Wake, laughing, from their winter dreams,
And tremble in the April showers
The tassels of the maple flowers.
-John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-92)

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Spirit Library: Master Every Moment?

Excerpt from the interactive book: A Course in Mastering Alchemy: Tools to Shift, Transform and Ascend.

At the beginning of this course, long before I knew it would be a course, Ascended Master Kuthumi told me that it is necessary (i.e. required) for me to be masterful of every thought, every emotion, every action … every moment. I swallowed hard and nodded, not sure how this was even possible and very clear it was far out of my reach.

https://spiritlibrary.com/jim-self/master-every-moment

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ThoughtCo: Understanding Omens and Symbols

For many practitioners of various magical traditions, there is a tendency to look for and find symbolism in everything, particularly in aspects of nature. Often, these symbols are interpreted as omens

https://www.thoughtco.com/what-is-an-omen-2561765

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MBG: Tonight’s Libra Full Moon Is The Best Time To Do These 5 Things

Relationship check-in time! Peace and harmony is the Libra way—this balanced sign counts Gandhi, John Lennon, and Alfred Nobel (of the Nobel Peace Prize) among its ranks, after all. The Libra full moon tonight is occasion to celebrate our soft spot for all of humankind, passing out olive branches and extending our goodwill.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/april-full-moon-2019-all-you-need-to-know-about-the-libra-moon

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Daily Good: The Skittish Stallion

“There were two horses. One was a quarter horse and the other one was this big black stallion that had been abused. It was quite skittish. You couldnt get close to it. Of course, I was determined to become friends with that horse.” Rosemary Peterson shares more in this beautiful piece that speaks to the power of patience and intention in our relationships.

http://www.conversations.org/story.php?sid=171

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Elephant Journal: For the Wild Ones who Sing to the Moon. {Poem}

No matter
how hard they try,
they cannot
keep us apart.

They can pour concrete
over the rich, dark earth,
put us in a plastic chair
inside a Sheetrock box

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/04/for-the-wild-ones-who-sing-to-the-moon-kai-siedenburg/

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MNN: 10 curious truths about Stonehenge
The world’s most famous ring of standing stones has been studied for centuries, yet we learn something new about it all the time.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/wilderness-resources/stories/10-curious-truths-about-stonehenge

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EarthSky News: April full moon shines in Virgo

On April 19, 2019, the moon turns full in front of the constellation Virgo the Maiden at 11:12 UTC. That is 7:12 a.m. EDT, 6:12 a.m. CDT, etc, and thus tonight’s moon might look more full for you than tomorrow night’s if you live in Earth’s Western Hemisphere. More about that shortly. In the meantime, for all of us around the world, as darkness falls on April 18, you’ll find an almost-full waxing gibbous moon close to Spica, the constellation Virgo’s one and only 1st-magnitude star.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/april-full-moon-shines-in-virgo

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Patheos-Pagan: Pagan Portals Sun Magic

Pagan Portals Sun Magic
An introduction to working with Sun magic, and how to live in harmony with the solar year and to utilise all the magical powers it provides.
A book filled with the basics of the sun cycle, the representations and correspondences, what magic to work and when. A look at the solar year, sun deities, sun spells, meditations, specific sun rituals, sun recipes and more..

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/beneaththemoon/2019/04/pagan-portals-sun-magic/

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Inner Journey:

TIME TO BLOSSOM

“The voice of our original self is often muffled, overwhelmed, even strangled, by the voices of other people’s expectations.”
— Julia Cameron

Many of us unconsciously believe that we’re unworthy or defective. We adopted this belief very early in our lives when the people we looked up to disapproved of our demands, wishes and behaviours. We concluded that we had to learn to be good.

Unfortunately, ‘being good’ usually meant giving up our own differences or uniqueness. We learned that we might get the love we wanted if we acted and felt like others wanted us to.

If we seek true joy and connection with life, we now need to remove these artificial masks and express our deep authentic nature.

“For all those years you’ve protected the seed. It’s time to become the beautiful flower.”
— Stephen C. Paul

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe 

Have you ever stopped to consider that due to your eternal nature, you and everyone else live forever?

Of course you have.

And therefore, have you realized that in the truest sense, everyone beats cancer, AIDS, and starvation?

Un-hun, un-hun…

And you totally get that between now and forever, you will meet and fall deeply in love with everyone, and they with you?

Let’s not wait…

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Steamed Greens with Ginger and Water Chestnuts

This Asian–style recipe calls for water chestnuts, which add a crunchy texture to this flavorful leafy greens medley. Leafy greens contain fiber and folate, as well as lutein and other phytochemicals that help protect against many chronic diseases from cataracts to cancer.

https://pioneerthinking.com/steamed-greens-with-ginger-and-water-chestnuts

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday 

Intentions: Luck, Happiness, Health/ Healing, Religion, Legal Matters, Male Fertility, Treasure and Wealth, Honor, Riches, Clothing Desires, Leadership, Public Activity, Power and Success, Trade and Employment

Incense: Cinnamon,Henbane Nutmeg and Sage

Planet: Jupiter
Sign: Sagittarius and Pisces
Angel: Sachiel
Colors: Purple, Royal Blue and Indigo
Herbs/Plants: Cinnamon, Beech, Buttercup, Coltsfoot, Oak
Stones: Sugilite, Amethyst, Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli and Sapphire
Oil: (Jupiter) Clove, Lemon Balm, Oakmoss, Star Anise

Goddesses: Juno, Hera, Kwan Yin, Mary, Cybele, Tara, Mawu, Mlaba Mwana Waresa, Ishtar, Nuit

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Daily Wisdom
April 2019

Praise
“My soul preached to me and said, “Do not be delighted because of praise, and do not be distressed because of blame.'”

-Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931)

We must not get too caught up in the teeter-totter of outside commentary on our works. There will always be some who appreciate what we do and others who disparage it. The ego is what gets caught up in this game of needing approval. The soul is wise, and knows that life is a balance of opposites. The soul itself can’t be affected by praise or blame.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily post are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.

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Take Time: Cat’s Angel Message for April 16, 2019

 

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Take Time: Cat’s Angel Message for April 16, 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.


Take time to play! Ask for what you want. Laugh. Live loudly. Be avid. Learn a new thing. Be Yourself! – Mary Anne Radmacher


416:  The Universe  help supply us really  with everything we need to be happy and successful. Today is a reminder that our needs are continually being met, even during the times when fail to see how truly blessed we are.  The key lies in doing our part to make things happen instead of sitting back and waiting. This creates a divine partnership that increases our flow of abundance. Pay attention today and acknowledge all the gifts and blessings that you receive, even the “Tiny Miracles” count. Remember, turn your worries and concerns over to the Universe, and let go of anything that no longer serves you to make room for new levels of growth!


Continue working with Archangel Michael. He will protect you through the changes and the letting go process. Michael blesses us with the knowledge of our own worth and provides direction and the courage we need to move forward. The Ascended Master Kuthumi helps us to navigate the distractions of everyday life. He encourages us to focus on what’s important right now and to set aside things we have no control over. The Roman goddess Abundantia increases our ability to draw prosperity and abundance (remember this a partnership so do your part!). She can also assist us in making good financial choices which lead to greater levels of prosperity. She says, ” 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 are:  Rhodonite. This gentle stone helps to balance both mental and physical energy. It shows us all sides to any given situation and clears away confusion and helps to promote confidence. It’s calming influence helps us to ground and balance even during chaotic or upsetting situations and  Citrine which draws abundance and brings our self confidence forward. It promotes the optimistic mindset necessary to activate the manifestation process and nudges us into action by aiding in decision making and creative problem solving.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!

A Compassionate Heart: Cat’s Angel Message for April 7, 2019 

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A Compassionate Heart: Cat’s Angel Message for April 7, 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.


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


47: Yesterday we talked about our angelic support system and how it assists us. We are carrying that message over into today. The angels are reminding us that they can help us even more if we ask for specific help instead of asking in general terms. For example if you need extra money to pay your rent and you request “Angels please bring me money”, you might find $5.00 on the ground. However if you phrase your request “Angels, I need enough money to pay my rent and buy food, please help me now”, this open up all kinds of avenues for getting the help you need. Remember that help comes in many forms so allow yourself to be receptive on all levels and that you are worthy of receiving blessings in all forms. Our angels are with us all the time and since their mission is to help us never be afraid to ask for help!


Today we will be working with Archangels Raziel who helps us manifest the things we need, and Sandalphon to delivers our prayers and requests to the Divine as well as to the angels and ascended masters who can best help us. The Ascended Master Kuthumi helps us to navigate the distractions of everyday life. He encourages us to focus on what’s important right now and to set aside things we have no control over. And Roman goddess Abundantia teaches us to appreciate abundance in it’s 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 following: Moonstone, the stone of new beginnings. This beautiful, watery stone helps to navigate the cycles of change and calms our emotions as it gently promotes creative thinking and creative problem solving. Zincite removes energy blocks gets our life force flowing, which aids the manifestation process. And for increasing positive flow try Amethyst or Garnet.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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Be Honest With Yourself: Cat’s Angel Message for March 30, 2019 

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Be Honest With Yourself: Cat’s Angel Message for March 30, 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.


We take refuge in pride, because we are afraid to tell the truth to ourselves. – Kakuzo Okakura


330:  Have you ever noticed that sometimes it’s hard to admit that we need help? It happens…..you know it does! While being self sufficient is a good thing there are times when we just can’t do it alone. The refusal to ask for or accept help is born out of pride and ego.While these things are good in small doses we have to know when to put them on the shelf when they get in the way. Sometimes all we need is someone to listen and sometimes we need a little more. Remember, there is absolutely no shame in asking for help. You can start with the Angels and the Ascended Masters, they are always available (I always ask Archangel Michael, he’s my go-to guy!) and ready to assist you in anything that brings peace to you and your loved ones.


Archangel Sandalphon delivers our prayers to the Divine and to the specific angels or ascended masters best suited for our current needs. The Ascended Master Kuthumi helps us to navigate the distractions of everyday life. He encourages us to focus on what’s important right now and to set aside things we have no control over. This helps us to get a clearer vision of what we really need. And the Celtic goddess Brigid activates our inspiration and creative thought process which brings clarity and focus. She reminds us that “Hope and optimism shine like the sun and like the sun they hold powerful energy. This energy will help you find your way.”


Our Sacred Stones include the following:  Aqua Aura which helps us to work through depression, sadness, loss or grief. Sodalite which assists in calming fears and promoting self esteem and Angelite to help us to communicate with the angelic realms.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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Dream, Learn, Do, Become: Cat’s Angel Message for March 23, 2019

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Dream, Learn, Do, Become: Cat’s Angel Message for March 23, 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.


If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. – John Quincy Adams


323:  Contrary to popular belief we do not necessarily need to be a “cheerleader” to inspire others. The dictionary describes inspire as ” to fill (someone) with the urge or ability to do or feel something, especially to do something creative”. While we sometimes need to open the door and let our inner cheerleader out more often than not the quiet approach is just as effective. Quietly inspiring others is an art form of great value. Doing things (even small things) that bring joy or peace to others, leading by positive example or even simply offering assistance are all good ways to inspire others. They in turn will do the same or similar for someone else. By simply being cheerful, helpful and positive we share our light with others. Today the ascended masters want to thank us for doing our part and quietly inspiring those around us!


Archangel Zadkiel teaches us that true compassion and healing lies in our ability to to forgive ourselves and others. This is especially helpful when we endeavor to lead by example. It is through forgiveness that we gain insight of what assistance will be beneficial to self and others. The Ascended Master Kuthumi helps us to navigate the distractions of everyday life. He encourages us to focus on what’s important right now and to set aside things we have no control over. And the Egyptian goddess Isis teaches us the importance of taking one step at a time, this lesson is a good one to pass on to others. She says, “Be grateful for the baby steps that move you along your path, for they are milestones on your inward journey. Celebrate these steps and appreciate every kindness shown as they are all part of a grand celebration!


Our Sacred Stones for today include: Peridot which 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 and  Turquoise promotes creative expression which allows to see the beauty in everything while strengthening our communication process and tempering our words with wisdom.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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Seek With Eyes Open: Cat’s Angel Message for March 17, 2019

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Seek With Eyes Open: Cat’s Angel Message for March 17, 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.


We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open. – Jawaharlal Nehru


317:  The focus of the last several days has been on releasing and letting go of what no longer serves you. Remember that your past experiences contain valuable lessons that once learned and let go make you a  better person. Fill these open spaces with positive choices and decisions that embody your truth and values. The Ascended Masters are also giving you a big high five today for making a conscious effort to create the room for new beginnings.Their message today is that you are on the right path and that your powers of manifestation are operating on a higher level. Be courageous and take advantage of this gateway and welcome the new opportunities and blessings that are headed your way. They key to benefiting from them lies in paying attention and having the courage to move forward when they are offered to us.


Archangel Raziel helps us manifest prosperity and abundance as well as growth on all levels. The Ascended Master Kuthumi helps us to navigate through the distractions that interrupt our focus in regard to our goals and priorities and Celtic Earth Mother Aeracura helps by clearing your heart and mind of cares and worries and fills them instead with knowledge of the abundant gifts that you currently hold and will receive. She teaches us to receive with gratitude and love,  she tells us ” Playfulness and a carefree spirit are the heart of true abundance. By sharing of yourselves it creates an energy that spreads and grows.” 


Our Sacred Stones for today are Jade which helps to restore emotional balance while keeping us grounded and it provides aid in problem solving and shows us the path to reaching our goals and actualizing our dreams.  Tiger’s Eye is a “feel better” stone that provides clarity of mind and increased intuition while promoting luck and prosperity. It also helps us to accomplish our goals by showing us how to recognize and access our inner resources and the promotion of clear intentions, and sunny golden Citrine draws abundance and brings our self confidence forward. It promotes the optimistic mindset necessary to activate the manifestation process and nudges us into action by aiding in decision making and  creative problem solving.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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Conscious Appreciation: Cat’s Angel Message for March 15, 2019 

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Conscious Appreciation: Cat’s Angel Message for March 15, 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.


True learning is not about facts, but about conscious appreciation of the experience of living. – Jonathan Lockwood Huie


315:  Ever so often it becomes necessary to release old outdated feelings/ emotions, thoughts and patterns. Every little bit we release helps us to initiate and create positive change. This clears the way so that we can receive new and wonderful things. Sometimes it feels like the universe has given us too much to handle and negativity rears its ugly head. This reaction is normal (don’t worry) just don’t allow yourself to get bogged down in it. Today the Ascended Masters are advising us to learn from our past mistakes and experiences. Look for the lessons in them, then let them go and move on using them as stepping stone to the next level. If you need help ask the masters for guidance, they will help!


Archangel Zadkiel teaches us that true compassion and healing lies in our ability to to forgive ourselves and others, and it’s an essential part of the letting go process. The Ascended Master Kuthumi helps us to navigate the distractions of everyday life. He encourages us to focus on what’s important right now and to set aside things we have no control over. And  the Hindu god Ganesh teaches us that our barriers are quite often self imposed. He tells us “Never be afraid to move forward or to let go of what no longer serves you or brings you joy.” While doing this may seem difficult or even impossible you effort will produce beneficial cleansing and healing.”


Our Sacred Stones for today include: Moss Agate which promotes new beginnings and helps us to release the blocks that are keeping us from moving forward and Tiger Iron , a combination of Jasper, Hematite and Tiger’s Eye, helps to promote change by opening space within and providing the energy to accomplish what’s needed by generating new and creative ways and ideas to make the changes easier.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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