Cat’s Morning Bits for April 19, 2019

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for April 19, 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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Blossom of the almond trees,
April’s gift to April’s bees,
Birthday ornament of spring,
Flora’s fairest daughterling.

-Sir Edwin Arnold (1832-1904)

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Spirit Library: 5 Steps of Creative Manifestation

We are creative beings, uniquely gifted with the ability to create matter from energy. This is not an insignificant attribute, it is how we create the reality we live in and yet it is something we generally ignore, take for granted, or do not use. If we know how to use our creative ability we would be able to live in our personal ‘heaven on earth’ instead of the nightmarish reality we often find ourselves in. How do we ensure we’re always in the flow of congruent harmony and using our creative energy wisely? Let’s talk about the 5 Steps of Creative Manifestation

https://spiritlibrary.com/jennifer-hoffman/5-steps-of-creative-manifestation

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ThoughtCo: Pagan and Wiccan Prayers for All Occasions

Many Pagans and Wiccans pray to their deities on a regular basis. The prayers on this page are designed to help you pray on specific occasions, or in times of special need. If you’re not sure about how to pray as a Wiccan or Pagan, read about the Role of Prayer in Wicca and Paganism. Keep in mind that if these prayers don’t quite work for you as they’re written, it’s okay – you can write your own, or make adjustments to the ones here on this page as needed.

https://www.learnreligions.com/pagan-prayers-for-all-occasions-2562573

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MBG: 4 Steps To Eliminating Self-Limiting Beliefs & Creating Possibility

Some beliefs are just more stubborn than others, and these setbacks are part of the natural clearing process. You might have to repeat this process a few times before the new belief pattern sticks. Throughout these steps, I provide an example from my coaching practice of how this might work in your life. Let’s start the process now with Step 1

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/4-steps-to-eliminating-self-limiting-beliefs-and-creating-possibility

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Daily Good: This Library Takes an Indigenous Approach to Categorizing Books

For over a century, the traditional Dewey Decimal classification system has dictated how libraries organize their collections. Yet the way information is sorted conveys a lot about what’s prioritized and what’s left out. Xwi7xwa Library (pronounced whei-wha) at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada is working to change the way materials on indigenous cultures are sorted in an effort to challenge Western, colonial bias and better represent the knowledge of Indigenous peoples. Books on indigenous communities often get sorted into the history section, failing to recognize their present-day roots, and are organized alphabetically, a system which typically excludes Native American languages that use non-Roman characters in the spelling of certain words.

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2277/this-library-takes-an-indigenous-approach-to-categorizing-books-sydney-worth/

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Elephant Journal: The Empath’s guide to Social Media minus the Suffering.

I’m just like everyone else.
I’m totally addicted to my smartphone. More specifically, I’m addicted to the social media apps on the smartphone.

Any chance I get, I’m scrolling.
I check the news, and look to see if anyone has posted a compelling new article, but I’m also guilty of nosiness. What’s my ex from 20 years ago doing? Is there a current outrage, or a political scandal? Maybe I should be doing something about it. Oh no, there’s a GoFundMe attached to an unspeakable tragedy. A friend I care about is publicly grieving a loved one on Facebook, while an old friend from high school, a vegan activist, just posted graphic photos of animal cruelty

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/04/the-empaths-guide-to-social-media-minus-the-suffering-victoria-fedden/

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MNN: The colorful, fantastical world of Dale Chihuly

The whimsical and colorful glass creations of artist Dale Chihuly are often grand-scale sculptures that seem to spring from the pages of an abstract fairy tale. There are rainbow-striped massive orbs, towering spikes and fantastical swirling creations.
https://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/blogs/chihuly-glass-blowing-artist

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EarthSky News: Seek for a daytime moon after sunrise

The April full moon lit up the nighttime for the last few nights, shining pretty much from dusk till dawn. But the moon is now waning in phase, so it is no longer out first thing at nightfall. The moon is beginning to rise later at night. For the mainland United States, the moon on April 20 rises in the east roughly 1 1/2 hours after sunset. And the moon will set in the west roughly 1 1/2 hours after sunrise April 21. The next several mornings, after sunrise, present the perfect time to catch a daytime moon over your western horizon after sunrise. Woot!

https://earthsky.org/tonight/seek-for-a-daytime-moon-after-sunrise

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Patheos-Pagan: 3 Pagans & A Cat: You Are Witch Enough

There is a sentiment we have heard from some of our 3 Pagans and a Cat Podcast listeners over the past year. These particular listeners are often new to the Craft, or returning after a long absence, and feel as if they are not “witchy” enough.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/agora/2019/04/3-pagans-a-cat-you-are-witch-enough/

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Inner Journey:

ALL IS MIND

“I want to know the thoughts of God; the rest are details.”
— Albert Einstein

Everything — absolutely everything — that happens in our lives has a spiritual cause. Events on all other levels — mental, emotional and physical — are only effects.

When we are struggling with any challenge, whether it be ill health, a lack of money, a lost job, relationships, an accident, whatever — we need to look for the spiritual learning. We can ask ourselves, “What quality does my soul want me to live more fully?”

“If you start to think the problem is ‘out there,’ stop yourself. That thought is the problem.”
— Stephen Covey

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Today’s Recipe: Crispy Garlic Parmesan Asparagus

This is such a fabulous asparagus recipe for many reasons. Besides it tasting absolutely divine, it’s a cinch to put together and will not go floppy on you. Just pop it in the oven, remove in 8 minutes, and you’ll have a perfectly cooked, crisp side dish.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Crispy-Garlic-Parmesan-Asparagus.html

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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
April 19, 2019

Praise

“I do the very best I know how – the very best I can; and I mean to keep doing so until the end. If the end brings me out all right, what is said against me won’t amount to anything. If the end brings me out wrong, ten angels swearing I was right would make no difference.”

-Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)
We’re bound to receive criticism, either positive or negative, no matter what we do in this lifetime. It’s inevitable. So whom do we answer to? Only ourselves! We have to decide what is right, and what is right for us. We’re all doing the best we can.

-Lissa Coffey

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Beliefnet: Clearing Power of the Labyrinths
With the clearing of the snow, we can now walk our local Labyrinth. I love the labyrinth. It does wonderful things including helping you let go of energy that doesn’t serve you. With no indoor labyrinth…

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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Cat’s Morning Bits for March 25, 2019

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for March 25, 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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The little white clouds are racing over the sky,
And the fields are strewn with the gold of the flower of March,
The daffodil breaks under foot, and the tasseled larch
Sways and swings as the thrush goes hurrying by.
-Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

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Spirit Library: Forging or Forcing

Blessed Being, you have reached a culmination point, a midpoint. The two seem so opposite, and yet they are similar. A cycle within a cycle.

Here you teeter on the point, a moment of rest as equilibrium is reached. How high have you traveled? What do you see from your broad vista?

https://spiritlibrary.com/jamye-price/forging-or-forcing

 

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The Wild Hunt: The Queens of Egypt: An Exhibition

We have a look at the National Geographic Museum’s new exhibition Queens of Egypt that explores the powerful women who governed during their time and their legacy the continues even today.

Read more……………

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MBG: How To Unlock Your Wildest Dreams This Aries Season

Aries season begins March 20, along with the spring equinox, paving the way for new beginnings. With the celestial slate now cleared, what will you ignite before April 20?

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/aries-season-2019-your-complete-guide

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Daily Good: Mary Oliver: Poet of Awe

Mary Oliver was in a class by herself. Distinguished with a Pulitzer Prize and a National Book Award, she was viewed with suspicion by literary critics for her status as a kind of rock star poet. For those of us who read her like a daily liturgy, her name is synonymous with other such essential words: mystery, wild, awe, terror, devotion, gratitude, grace. All of them come alive in her simple poems, that seem to rise from the crossroad of nature and spirituality, brimming with good questions. Fabiana Fondevila begins her process of saying goodbye in this essay full of beautiful snippets from the poet who helped so many of us find our way home to devotion and prayer through wonder and awe.

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2246/mary-oliver-poet-of-awe-fabiana-fondevila/

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Elephant Journal: I’m Tired of Always Having to be Strong.

I’m tired, but even that is too casual, too shallow of a description for the weariness that lies in my bones.
I’m exhausted from being strong, from acting like I have it all together, and from being everything to everyone.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2017/04/im-tired-of-always-having-to-be-strong/

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MNN: Young hosta shoots are edible. Who knew?

Add hostas to the list of plants you may have your yard that serve double duty as both edible and ornamental. The entire plant can be eaten — from the young shoots that emerge from the ground in early spring to the flowers that bloom in mid-late summer — but it’s most common to eat the shoots. The shoots can be sliced up and eaten raw in salads, or they can be cooked and prepared in a number of ways.

https://www.mnn.com/food/healthy-eating/blogs/hosta-shoots-are-edible

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EarthSky News: Is Sirius the most luminous star?

Tonight – March 24, 2019 – look outside, and you can’t miss Sirius, the brightest star in the nighttime sky. Is Sirius the most luminous star? No. To astronomers, the word luminous refers to a star’s intrinsic brightness. 

Sirius, in the constellation Canis Major (the Greater Dog), looks extraordinarily bright in Earth’s sky. It’s our sky’s brightest star. But its brightness stems primarily from the fact that it’s only 8.6 light-years away.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/is-sirius-the-most-luminous-star-in-the-sky

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Patheos-Pagan: Exploring Daily Practice

A few years ago I started going to the gym on a regular basis. I would listen to music on my headphones (earbuds, whatever) and walk on the treadmill while my daughter was in karate class. I’ve never been an athletic person and running only happens if I’m being chased, but there was an unexpected side effect from my little workout routine.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/thewitchesnextdoor/2018/06/exploring-daily-practice/

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Inner Journey: 

DO YOU BELIEVE IN YOURSELF?

“We cannot rise higher than our thought of ourselves.”
— Orison Swett Marden

What do you believe about yourself?

If you are experiencing a lack of something in your life, chances are that you hold a belief in your subconscious that says you aren’t worthy of having that quality. Write in your journal the answer to these questions for yourself:
• Where are you not good enough, not worthy enough?
• How willing are you to receive?

“We do not believe in ourselves until someone reveals that deep inside us something is valuable, worth listening to, worthy of our trust, sacred to our touch. Once we believe in ourselves we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight or any experience that reveals the human spirit.”
— e. e. cummings

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe 

For a long time yet there will be things not to like in time and space… animal testing, war, discrimination, hatred, to name a few. But you realize, don’t you, that only while you’re there, can you do anything about them?

Oh yeah.

We can only watch.

You’re getting warmer,

The Universe

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Today’s Recipe:  Avocado Mango Salsa

This simple and yummy salsa is great with dips or burritos!

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Avocado-Mango-Salsa-1.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
March 25, 2019 

Transformation

“The sacred call is transformative. It is an invitation to our souls, a mysterious voice reverberating within, a tug on our hearts that can neither be ignored nor denied. It contains, by definition, the purest message and promise of essential freedom. It touches us at the center of our awareness. When such a call occurs and we hear it – really hear it – our shift to higher consciousness is assured.”

-David A. Cooper, 1994

In this passage, David Cooper writes about the shofar, the ram’s horn sounded in synagogue services during the Ten Days of Penitence. But there are a lot of different ways that ‘the sacred call’ may be expressed. The fact that we are pursuing our spiritual growth, that we are allowing ourselves to be more of who we really are, shows that we have heard that call! We know that life has meaning, and we are transforming our own lives to reflect that.

-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.

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)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/

Whatever You Do: Cat’s Angel Message for March 22, 2019 

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Whatever You Do: Cat’s Angel Message for March 22, 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.


Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising that tempt you to believe your critics are right. – Ralph Waldo Emerson


322: Learning to believe in yourself and trusting in your own intuition can be easy for some and difficult for others. However, both are essential as we navigate our path.  Too often we allow ourselves to be lead by what others think or say. By allowing this to happen we are not being our authentic selves and we are giving our power away to someone else. While it’s good to have people around us who care and want to help us the truth is that you are the only one who knows what’s best for you personally. Today the ascended masters are reminding us to stand strong in our beliefs, both in ourselves and in the divine source. Allow yourself to be open to receiving information from the world around you, and know in your heart that you are capable of guiding yourself in the right direction.


Archangel Raziel helps us to access and fine tune both our psychic and intuitive abilities so that we are better able to receive divine guidance. The Ascended Master Saint Germain teaches us that by staying optimistic we are able to draw good things to us and are able to better understand the guidance that we receive from the resources available. And the Egyptian goddess Hathor says, “Beautiful soul, you need no ones approval but your own Now look within and embrace your divine spark.  Indecision can be your enemy, whose goal is keep you distracted and from hearing the voice of your heart Remember that each moment gives you the opportunity to learn and grow. It is what you were made for!”


Our Sacred Stones for today include Pietersite which helps us to  access our intuition and create a link to a loving level of guidance. It helps to strengthen the will and increases our focus of where we really want life to take us.  Stilbite which assists in our manifestation of intuitive thought while helping us to put those thoughts into action and Rhodonite which 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.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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Attitude: Cat’s Angel Message for February 3, 2019

 

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Attitude: Cat’s Angel Message for February 3, 2019 

February’s Theme: Trusting in the “unseen” and believing in yourself puts you on the path to manifesting your dreams and goals.


If you don’t like something, change it, If you can’t change it, change your attitude – Maya Angelou


23: Your belief in yourself and the way you present yourself to the world is a manifestation of your power. Our ability to create the things we want in life comes down to one thing …. Attitude. With a confident and optimistic mindset we can increase our chances of meeting our goals and making our dreams a reality., while a a pessimistic attitude effectively stops our progress. Remember to embrace confidence as you work toward your objectives. Today the Universe is reminding us that help is always available in the forms of direction, protection and guidance. If you find yourself struggling and need help just ASK. Your spiritual helpers are always  willing to assist and their insights and knowledge are valuable assets when combines with our own faith and courage. believe that you are capable of manifesting and creating great things and great things WILL happen!


Archangel Jophiel reminds us that goodness and beauty surround us all the time. By keeping ourselves open to receiving these blessings it draws the things we need directly to us. Making them easier to see and grasp.  The Ascended Master Maitreya, the Laughing Buddha, teaches us about the power of joy and laughter. Both are healing and both help us to maintain a cheerful optimism. And the Hindu goddess White Tara tells us “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 are Agate and Yellow Jasper. The humble Agate helps to raise your consciousness and awareness of life. It promotes spiritual growth and inner strength by helping us to get the most from our life experiences. While Yellow Jasper helps provide clarity on mental and emotional levels. It also starts us in a positive direction while helping us to find realistic and workable solutions.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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No Limits: Cat’s Angel Message for December 7, 2018 

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No Limits: Cat’s Angel Message for December 7, 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.


Don’t Limit Your Challenges… Challenge Your Limits. – Anonymous


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


Archangel Sandalphon helps to deliver and answer our prayers while the Archangel Raziel helps us to manifest the things we need. The Ascended Master Serapis Bey helps us to release our troubles and concerns and offers clear guidance and motivation regarding our own self improvement. And the Yoruban Goddess Oya embodies the winds of change. ” My child change must be embraced, not ignored or simply put up with. Allow these changes to inspire and encourage you to transcend your self imposed limitations.” 


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


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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 Preferences: Cat’s Angel Message for September 29, 2018 

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Preferences: Cat’s Angel Message for September 29, 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!


Man prefers to believe what he prefers to be true. – Francis Bacon


929:  As we close in on the end of September we are being given a gentle reminder of this month theme: Life Purpose. We all have one and no matter how small it may seem each one is important and is much needed. Each person is capable of making a difference whether it’s one life or thousands Remember, the things that we do are important, both large and small. The good you send out returns to you full circle. Believe in yourself and in the Universe and make miracles happen. You are capable, worthy and have so much to offer!


Today’s number also refers to the completion of projects. If you have been working hard on a project, either personal or work related, now is the time to tie up any loose ends and finish in style. Your dedication and hard work is paying off and you can feel good about a job well done!


Archangel Gabriel helps us to access our inner wisdom and shows us how it can guide and inspire us. The Hindu goddess Devi enhances our ability to find more meaning in our life and how to bring it forward into our day to day world and the Ascended Master, Saint Germain helps with our life purpose and creative thinking and problem solving.


Our Sacred Stone for today is Azurite. This stone helps to shed light on illusion so that we can see our path more clearly.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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Do You have Enough?: Cat’s Angel Message for July 26, 2018 

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Do You have Enough?: Cat’s Angel Message for July 26, 2018 

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


Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough. – Oprah Winfrey


726:  One of the most important tools that we have is our  faith. By having  confidence and believing in yourself 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!”


The Sacred Stones for today are, 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. Turquoise helps to purify our energy by clearing away the negatives. It enhances our problem solving skills and protects us against self self sabotaging thoughts and actions.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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