The Fire and Light Of Imbolc: Cat’s Angel Message for February 2, 2019 

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The Fire and Light Of Imbolc: Cat’s Angel Message for February 2, 2019 

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

22:  Today is Imbolc also called Candlemas or the Festival of Light. The Universe is asking us to embrace the faith we have in ourselves and in the new beginnings this faith brings. Imbolc is a time of renewal and our number for today is one power and purpose. Just like the first signs of spring we push towards the light in an effort to grow. As we reach towards the light our faith empowers us to find fulfillment in achieving our dreams and goals. Don’t force to make things happen. This is another lesson that we can learn from nature. Grow with purpose yet allow things to unfold. By doing so we achieve an overall sense of balance which restores us to harmony. Take time today to reaffirm your faith and where you are on your path as you move into this new cycle. Open your mind and heart and guide your thought seeds toward the light.


The celebration of Imbolc honors the Celtic goddess Brigid. This Triple Goddess of flame and light helps us to purify ourselves and our thoughts. She also promotes inspiration, creativity and the fertility needed to help our thought seeds grow and flourish. She tells us “Today we begin a journey towards the light. Gather the seeds that you have collected and choose the ones that represent your path. Tell me of your dreams and desires as you plant your seeds within your heart and mind and allow fire and light to fill you. Hope and optimism shine like the sun and like the sun they hold powerful energy. This energy will help you find your way as you nurture the seeds in your care”


The Sacred Stones associated with Imbolc include the following. Amethyst helps us to move forward. It is also a stone of change and helps us cope with the changes that new beginnings create. Bloodstone helps to get our creativity flowing and infuses our being with courage and vitality. Garnet stimulates our awareness of the now and helps us open the doors to our own unique creative energy and Turquoise provides mental clarity while promoting the peace and harmony necessary to simply allow things to unfold.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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Cat’s Morning Bits for January 31, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for January 31, 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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“To shorten winter, borrow some money due in spring.”
– W.J. Vogel

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Spirit Library: February 2019 Ascension Energies – Power Vision

I hope your January was smooth, though there was a lot of chaos around. That is certainly the way of change sometimes (or often for some!). January’s energy was all about being the calm in the storm, patient within change and staying balanced when life is pushing and pulling.

https://spiritlibrary.com/jamye-price/february-2019-ascension-energies-power-vision

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Living Wicca: Imbolc Recipes 

Imbolic is almost here. I am testing out a new pumpkin muffin recipe and will post it soon. I hope you will share YOUR favorite Imbolic recipe with me. 🙂 Below is a tasty muffin recipe from my Pagan Holidays book:

https://wicca.com/livingwiccatoday/imbolc-recipes/

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Elephant Journal: New Moon in Aquarius: it’s Time to Declutter our Emotional & Spiritual Lives.

It’s time to “spring-clean” our emotional and spiritual clutter this month.
It’s still winter in the northern hemisphere but nonetheless, this is a great month for some “spring-cleaning.”

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/01/new-moon-in-aquarius-its-time-to-declutter-our-emotional-spiritual-lives/

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MNN: 17 animals that are living fossils

From another era
A living fossil is an organism that has retained the same form over millions of years, has few or no living relatives, and represents a sole surviving lineage from an epoch long past.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/photos/15-animals-that-are-living-fossils/from-another-era

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EarthSky News: Whales share songs from other oceans

Singing humpback whales from different ocean basins seem to be picking up musical ideas from afar, and incorporating these new phrases and themes into their songs

https://earthsky.org/earth/humpback-whales-share-songs

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Patheos-Pagan: The Flame That Will Not Be Extinguished

at Candlemas

Brigid, queen of the fairies,
goddess of poetry, healing and smithcraft,
fertility and fire
lived in the heart of ancient Ireland.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/naturessacredjourney/2019/01/flame-that-will-not-extinguished/

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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. Mental, emotional and physical events 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?”

“I went to the root of things, and found nothing but Him alone.”
— Mira Bai

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Oh yeah, I forgot to tell you…

You get as many “do-overs” as you like. Of course, you never know you’re living a “do-over” until it’s over.

There are lots of reasons for wanting a “do-over.” Most of all, people want another chance to do things they were afraid to do the first time, and to say things they were afraid to say. Oddly enough, it’s not their mistakes they want to rework, but their “unused” minutes.

Yeah, pretty nifty, but you should know that it isn’t any easier the next time, and because no two ever go exactly the same, the gifts, opportunities, and loves of one never appear the same way again.
So all in all, it’s better to live as if there are no “do-overs,” so that you won’t need one. But I thought I’d share this with you anyway to work in the bits about fear, mistakes, and how precious today’s opportunities really and truly are.

Crafty as a fox,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Homemade Chocolate Cough Syrup

Yet another reason to love chocolate (as if you needed one)! According to researchers at the University of Hull in Yorkshire, England, chocolate may be more effective at calming a nagging cough than cough syrup.

https://www.herbalmusings.com/single-post/2019/01/28/Homemade-Chocolate-Cough-Syrup

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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
January 31, 2019

Commitment

“I am seeking, I am striving, I am in it with all my heart.”

-Vincent van Gogh
Are we committed to living life to its fullest? What does that mean to each one of us personally? How does that show up in our daily routines? I think what van Gogh was saying was that commitment has to be whole-hearted. Whatever it is, whether it’s a friendship, a career, a marriage, or our spiritual pursuits – if we’re in it with all our heart, then we’re demonstrating the importance that it has in our lives. And whatever it is, will grow and bloom and thrive with our commitment to it.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 12 Ways to Keep Life Simple
Keeping life simple is about relying on the basics. Basics like honesty, respect, trust, happiness and friendship go a long way to clearing out the clutter and staying focused on what’s important.

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
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Cat’s Morning Bits for January 30, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for January 30, 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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One must have a mind of winter
To regard the frost and the boughs
Of the pine-trees crusted with snow;
And have been cold a long time
To behold the junipers shagged with ice,
The spruces rough in the distant glitter.

-Wallace Stevens (1879-1955)

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Spirit Library: Living Your Divinity – Living Your Magic

Aloha Light Family,

Awakening from the old illusory realities brings FREEdom for all EMBRACING this. Fully CHOOSING to live from Pure Peace, Love and Harmony from inside, fully CHOOSING to let go of all that no longer supports, CHOOSING TO LISTEN and HONOR AS YOUR HIGHEST ASPECT OF YOU…. choosing UNITY over ..

https://spiritlibrary.com/lisa-transcendence-brown/living-your-divinity-living-your-magic

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MBG: 8 Ways To Use Nature To Recharge & Disconnect — Even When It’s Freezing Out

Cold winter months have long been synonymous with curling up on the couch, eating hearty comfort food, and hitting snooze on the alarm.
While it’s no secret that time outside is good for you, the benefits of nature just don’t feel as accessible during dark, blustery days.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/8-ways-to-enjoy-nature-in-winter

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KarmaTube: We Teach Who We Are: Gratitude

If you ask a child what they want to be when they grow up the answer is never “loved” or “happy” or “peaceful.” We put a lot of weight on success, on setting goals and reaching them. And we quantify those accomplishments. How much did you get done today? What is your salary? How big is your house? Even our connections today are quantifiable. You have 500 friends on social media. You scroll through their posts, briefly acknowledging some with a click. How often do we consider the impact of the singular things in our life? It takes more than a moment to truly appreciate the special people around us

http://www.karmatube.org/videos.php?id=8278

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Living Wicca Today: Wiccan Rede and Law Of Three

Most every Wiccan is familiar with the Wiccan Rede and Law of Three. Through them we learn the basic principles of Wicca.

The Full Wiccan Rede begins with “Bide within the Law you must, in perfect Love and perfect Trust. Live you must and let to live, fairly take and fairly give.” And it is summed up with the well known “An Ye Harm None, Do What Ye Will”

https://wicca.com/livingwiccatoday/wiccan-rede-and-law-of-three/

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Garden Digest: 

“Candlemas’ is the Christianized name for the holiday, of course. The older Pagan names were Imbolc and Oimelc. ‘Imbolc’ means, literally, ‘in the belly’ (of the Mother). For in the womb of Mother Earth, hidden from our mundane sight but sensed by a keener vision, there are stirrings. The seed that was planted in her womb at the solstice is quickening and the new year grows. ‘Oimelc’ means ‘milk of ewes’, for it is also lambing season. The holiday is also called ‘Brigit’s Day’, in honor of the great Irish Goddess Brigit. At her shrine, the ancient Irish capitol of Kildare, a group of 19 priestesses (no men allowed) kept a perpetual flame burning in her honor. She was considered a goddess of fire, patroness of smithcraft, poetry and healing (especially the healing touch of
midwifery).”
– Daven’s Journal – Imbolic

http://www.gardendigest.com/monfeb.htm

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EarthSky News: Michael Peres on how to photograph snowflakes

An expert photographer of nature’s beauty on a minuscule scale, Michael Peres offers you tips on how you can photograph snowflakes.

https://earthsky.org/earth/michael-peres-on-how-to-photograph-snowflakes

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Patheos-Pagan: Seeing the Path Clearly~Imbolc Advice from Goddess

This meditation came to/through me for a Brigid ritual many years ago. Still seems apropos, but some of the names have been change to reflect current experiences of Godd/s.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/dirtheartwitch/2019/01/seeing-path-clearly-imbolc-advice-goddess/

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Inner Journey:

TIME TO CHANGE?

“When coasting in our comfort zones, we don’t grow. We continue to do more of the same…. Maintaining a comfort zone can, paradoxically, lead to discomfort in the long run. If by being comfortable we avoid important life issues, internal tension accumulates…. Eventually, as both internal and external pressures for change persist, the ‘comfort zone’ ceases to serve us.”
— Eric Allenbaugh

It takes effort to change. What do you most want to change in your life? Make a list of what you can do to start the process. Try journaling, perhaps. Read books. Take a course. Find a mentor. Seek out support.

How will you commit time to make it happen? When are you going to start? Your life is passing quickly!

“Be not afraid of changing slowly; be afraid only of standing still.”
— Chinese Proverb

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

If one hangs out in time and space long enough they’ll inevitably learn it’s through the twin gateways of persistence and patience that masters become masters.

Of all things,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Cranberry Brie Walnut Cups

This recipe is my effort in getting rid of the last of all the cranberry sauce that piled up in my house from all the holiday and new year dinners. These caramelized cups are so easy to make and taste absolutely elegant. When the brie and walnuts heat up together, they make a soft center with a delicious crispy topping you will go crazy for. Give this a try!

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Cranberry-Brie-Walnut-Cups.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
January 30, 2019

Commitment

“Put your heart, mind, intellect and soul even to your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.”

-Swami Sivananda

Commitment is 100%. You can’t hedge a little and say that you are committed. Your actions speak for themselves. Commitment is tied to so many other good things, like integrity – you say you will do something and then you do it, that’s integrity, that’s living up to your commitment. Commitment brings achievement, and success.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: Spring Forward with Spirituality
While you have an endless list of priorities, it’s important to remember that you’re a priority too. Here are ten tips to revitalize the inner you.

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

Bright Feelings: Cat’s Angel Message for January 27, 2019 

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Bright Feelings: Cat’s Angel Message for January 27, 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.


I am suffocated and lost when I have not the bright feeling of progression. – Margaret Fuller


127:  Everyone’s “Life Path” is unique and once we set our course we tend to follow where it leads us. Often we’re alone, sometimes taking side paths as we grow and change and sometime merging with the paths of others. There are even time when we leave our path altogether and wander. Wandering can be a good thing as we forge ahead and create  new paths.  However, sometimes we wander off the path and become lost and have trouble finding our way back. Today our spiritual helpers are reminding us that if we are feeling lost or feel that we have wandered off our path and are without direction, that we simply need to ask for help. Call upon your goddess, the angels or the Universe and allow them to guide you back onto the path. Remember that our paths do change so look for signs both visual and intuitive to help you. Change help us to grow so believe in yourself and don’t be afraid to strike off in a new direction or side path if it calls to your heart. Take time today to acknowledge your personal growth and plant or tend to your thought seeds. Above all, give yourself a BIG hug. You are doing fine and any assistance you need is only a request away!


Archangels Chamuel and Michael are here to help today. Chamuel helps us to recover what is lost. If you feel like you have lost your way he can help and Michael provides guidance and direction as he restores our belief in ourselves. The Celtic goddess Brigid is the female equivalent of Archangel Michael. She also offers guidance and direction as she helps you back onto your path or helps you find a new, more fulfilling one. She says “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 for the day include Amethyst which can be used for both Brigid and Archangel Michael. This is a protective crystal that helps us to cope with both change and new beginnings. Carnelian is also associated with the goddess Brigid. Brigid helps to stoke the fires of inspiration and creative thought. Both of which are necessary as we navigate out path and Snowflake Obsidian which reduces feelings of fear and helps us with focus and clarity.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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Giving & Receiving: Cat’s Angel Message for December 18, 2018 

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Giving & Receiving: Cat’s Angel Message for December 18, 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.


For it is in giving that we receive. – St. Francis of Assisi


1218:  Today we are receiving a reminder about maintaining the balance between giving and receiving. This time of year can make it hard to maintain that balance and not overextend yourself in either direction. By staying open and positive about both areas we find it easier to embody the attitude of gratitude and acknowledge the gifts and blessings that flow in and out of our lives. Remember that the Universe is meeting our needs and that we are safe and cared for. What you send out will come back and your spiritual nature will benefit you today by boosting our levels of faith and trust.


Archangel Raziel assists us in all areas of manifestation and Archangel Michael gives us courage, helps us to feel safe and  provides direction when we feel lost. The Ascended Master Buddha continues to help us perfect our balancing skills and promotes peace of mind when we feel scattered. And the Celtic goddess Brigid helps us to express ourselves in a positive way while creating warmth in our relationships without allowing others to take advantage of us.


Our Sacred Stones for today are Unakite to help us stay in the moment or Merlinite to help us seize it! We can also use Hematite which 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 letting go process which accompanies change.

 

Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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Large or Small: Cat’s Angel Message for December 9, 2018 

 

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Large or Small: Cat’s Angel Message for December 9, 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.


It’s the little things you do that can make a big difference. What are you attempting to accomplish? What little thing can you do today that will make you more effective? You are probably only one step away from greatness. – Bob Proctor


129:  Today’s number revolves around our “life mission” ( an area where you feel compelled to serve). While some people do big things in a big way most of us do small things in small ways. No matter which category you fall into both make a difference to the people around us. It’s really not how much you do but what you do that matters. Simply by helping just one person you are making a difference, it creates a chain reaction as people pass it on. Life missions vary just like paths do so never let someone else tell you your mission (or path is wrong). You know what you need to do, if it feels right go for it! If you need Divine clarification ask for it and be open to receiving an answer.


Archangel Michael helps us in all areas of our Life Purpose/Mission by providing direction, motivation and guidance. The Ascended Master Maitreya, the Laughing Buddha, helps us to find and share laughter and joy with those around us. And  the Celtic goddess Brigid teaches us how to express ourselves in a positive manner and how to bring our ideas to the world and give them life.


Our Sacred Stones for today are Angelite and Celestite which help us with angelic communication. You can also use a Life Path crystal (a long, thin, clear quartz crystal with one or more smooth sides) to access your Path.Mission, it teaches us to follow our soul not our ego.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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Transformation Time: Cat’s Angel Message for December 5, 2018

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Transformation Time: Cat’s Angel Message for December 5, 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.


Anything I can not transform into something marvelous, I let go. – Anais Nin


125:  Last month we started working on making positive changes to help us create a better life. Remember that change is 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. The 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 eases our concerns about the future.  He  helps us to decipher the messages that receive which makes navigating the paths of change easier. The  Ascended Master Vywamus helps to discover and rediscover talents and skills that we possess that will help us on our path and open avenues for us to explore. The Celtic Goddess Brigid ignites our inner fire and brings our creativity and creative thinking to the forefront. She says “Hope and optimism shine like the sun and like the sun they hold powerful energy. This energy will help you find your way.”


Today’s Sacred Stone is Hematite. This stone 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 letting go process which accompanies change.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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