Thought For The Day: July 17, 2018 “A Little Or A Lot?”

Happy Tuesday,

Whether we see change as a good thing or a bad thing is a matter of perspective. We need change in order to grow and when we grow it creates more change. If change is looming big right now and you don’t want to take the big plunge take baby steps. This helps us to ease into new things at a comfortable pace. Before you know it, it’s behind you and it wasn’t as bad as you thought it would be.

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Cat’s Morning Bits for July 11, 2018

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for July 11, 2018

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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Cool in the very furnace of July
The water-meadows lie;
The green stalks of their grasses and their flowers
They still refresh at fountains never dry.
-John Drinkwater (1882-1937)

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Spirituality & Health: Mindful Walking 

In the children’s book Wacky Wednesday, Dr. Seuss imagines a world where people are doing very odd things indeed, like driving a car facing backward. That’s how I felt the other day in my neighborhood. I saw one lady pushing her stroller, totally ignoring her baby while staring at her text messages. Another walked her dog, equally mesmerized by her phone and ignoring her cute pooch.

https://spiritualityhealth.com/articles/2018/07/09/mindful-walking

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MBG: An Altar Ritual To Bring Your Intentions To Life — Just In Time For Tomorrow’s New Moon

This upcoming new moon, which will occur during the wee hours of Friday, July 13, is also a partial solar eclipse. As the moon falls into the domain of caring, nurturing Cancer, an aspect of our emotional life could also be falling into place.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/new-moon-in-cancer-2018-ritual

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Daily Good: Cooking Stirs the Pot for Social Change

Every time we step to our stoves to make a meal we’re engaging with the society around us. Each ingredient that we use, every technique, every spice tells a story about our access, our privilege, our heritage, and our culture. The foods and dishes we consume are all part of larger forces that impact our lives. Our appetites and what we crave are the result of our place in the world at that time.

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2061/cooking-stirs-the-pot-for-social-change-korsha-wilson/

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Elephant Journal: Shift Happens: 20 Quotes for when we’re Afraid of Change.

Before I turned 18, my family had moved houses seven times.
I told myself that the constant moving had made me good at dealing with change. I prided myself on this.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/07/shift-happens-20-quotes-when-were-afraid-of-change/

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MNN: These wild animals can help guard your garden

When you grow plants for food, you’re part of a cultural revolution that dates back more than 10,000 years. It might not seem very revolutionary today, but agriculture helped our hunting-and-gathering ancestors sow the seeds of civilization. It was almost like humanity had finally begun to wean itself off the wilderness.

https://www.mnn.com/your-home/organic-farming-gardening/blogs/wildlife-can-guard-your-garden

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EarthSky News: Double moon on July 27? August 27?​​
Let’s be hoax-busters. This one is sure to be circulating, since it circulates every year. No. Mars will not be as large as the moon on July 27, August 27, or ever.

http://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/double-moon-on-august-27

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Patheos-Pagan: The Moon…what’s yours called?

Each monthly moon has a name and these are different in each culture, region, country, faith or religion – many, many different names but usually they refer to the season, the weather or what the people are up to at that time of the year.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/beneaththemoon/2016/11/the-moonwhats-yours-called/

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Inner Journey: 

WE PROJECT OUR STRENGTHS

“Any situation that you find yourself in, is an outward reflection of your inner state of beingness.”
— El Morya

We have discussed that OUR WORLD MIRRORS WHO WE ARE BACK TO US. When we get upset by something outside of us, our reaction shows us that we have an inner wound to be healed.

Just as we can be unconscious of our wounds, we can also be unconscious of our strengths. If you are really drawn to the positive qualities in another person, you are being invited to own those same qualities in yourself.

“The people we are in relationship with are always a mirror, reflecting our own beliefs, and simultaneously we are mirrors reflecting their beliefs. So relationship is one of the most powerful tools for growth… if we look honestly at our relationships we can see so much about how we have created them.”
— Shakti Gawain

“Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.”
— Henry Ward Beecher

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A Note from the Universe

If given just one wish for this year knowing that you could wish for anything at all and whatever you wished for was GUARANTEED to come true… would you wish for all things to be EXACTLY as they are?

Me too.

We bad,

The Universe

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Today’s Recipe: Cranberry Apple Tuna Salad 

This is a fun twist on a tuna salad, adding some crunch and vibrance. I make a batch at the weekend. It keeps well in the fridge for days, making for quick and easy lunches. I love serving this at my summer parties.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Cranberry-Apple-Tuna-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
July 11, 2018

Music

“Music is your own experience, your own thoughts, your wisdom. If you don’t live it, it won’t come out of your horn. They teach you there’s a boundary line to music. But, man, there’s no boundary line to art.” -Charlie Parker (1920-1955)

Whatever we create comes through us. It is our own expression of music, or any kind of art, that makes it unique and original. Music is a part of the universe, and when we take the time to listen, we can channel it through to our everyday lives. There are infinite possibilities before us, and music is one way that we can experience that.

-Lissa Coffey

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Beliefnet: A Spiritual Response to Daily Outrage

These days, we seem to be stuck in an endless cycle of awful news reports. Injustice seems more common than fairness. People in search of power or celebrity behave badly, sometimes with criminal cruelty. Social media seems to feed the cravings of drama addicts who pick fights just to enjoy watching folks spinning like tops in their fury. Who does not want to wash away the daily barrage of outrage?
Read more at http://www.beliefnet.com/wellness/a-spiritual-response-to-daily-outrage.aspx#rVCFCDc0GLboZpYD.99

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 The Essential Process: Cat’s Angel Message for May 25, 2018 

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The Essential Process: Cat’s Angel Message for May 25, 2018 

 May Theme: This month will bring change. 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.


Change is the essential process of all existence. – Spock character in Star Trek


525:  Change is part of life. It doesn’t matter whether  it happens naturally or if we  initiate it ourselves there is always a feeling of uncertainty that accompanies it. One of this month’s themes is “Embracing  New Adventures”. By having faith in ourselves and in the divine sources we are able to meet change with feelings of excitement. We all want to be the best that we can be and in order to do that we must be willing to move forward. Remember, changes are necessary for our overall growth (personal, mental, emotional, spiritual) and without it we are stuck in the same place. Today the angels are reminding us that during periods of change both we and our loved ones are safe and cared for. When we need help and support they are just a thought away. Opening yourself to an adventure creates positive energy that draws good things our way. Welcome them!


Our helpers today include: Archangel Chamuel helps us to see what’s truly important to us, he also helps us to build strong foundations for our relationship with ourselves (and others) and smooths the road of our personal journey.  The Ascended Master Vywamus teaches us that change can be healing opportunity. This happens as we allow ourselves to let go of things that have held us back. Along the way we unearth talents that we had set aside, which will help us to move forward and the Greek Goddess Hecate who teaches us about the importance of change. She helps us to release the past and the old things that keep us from moving on and how to accept change and transition. She tells us ” I am the guardian of the crossroads. Remember that to move ahead you must face your fears and release the past. Change and circumstance are inviting you to choose a path. It is your choice so make the one that is best for you.”


Our Sacred Stones for today are Red Tiger’s Eye which stimulates our sense of adventure by increasing our motivation, and Smoky Quartz which gently siphons away negative emotions and our fear of failure.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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The Perfect Day: Cat’s Angel Message for May 4, 2018 

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The Perfect Day: Cat’s Angel Message for May 4, 2018 

 May Theme: This month will bring change. 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.


Every day is the perfect day to ask yourself questions about your life goals, and how you plan to address those goals. – Jonathan Lockwood Huie


54:  Today the universe is reassuring us that the changes we are experiencing are for the best. Even though things in our lives  may not be perfect change draws new blessings and people who make it interesting and help us to grow. These periods of growth are an important part of life and the truth is that we are all striving to be the best person that we can be. Remember, the key is to go with the flow  and try not to fight or resist the changes taking place. Just  do your best to allow them to happen and work with them, making the best choices that you can. The Angels and the Divine are here to help and support us during them important personal transitions.


Archangel Michael is the go to angel. he surrounds us with protection all the time including during periods of change. He provides direction when we need it and the motivation and commitment to see things through as well as helping us to clear space for new things.


The Yoruban Goddess Oya embodies the winds of change. She teaches us that must be fully embraced, not ignored or simply put up with. Changes inspire and encourage us to transcend our self imposed limitations and the Ascended Master Solomon helps us to take what we are given and make the most of it, creating the necessary stepping stones we need to move ahead.


Our Sacred Stones for today include Amethyst (the crystal of Michael)  which  has a powerful protective energy. It guards against all forms of psychic attack and takes that energy and transmutes it into positive vibrations and it provides focus and calms the mind so that we can proceed with positive momentum. Labradorite is associated with Oya. It is a good companion crystal that provides the strength and perseverance needed to navigate the winds of change.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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In Charge of Our Attitude: Cat’s Angel Message for May 3, 2018 

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In Charge of Our Attitude: Cat’s Angel Message for May 3, 2018 

 May Theme: This month will bring change. 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


We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10 percent what happens to me and 90 percent how I react to it. And so it is with you … we are in charge of our attitudes. – Charles Swindoll


53: Change is a constant part of life whether we like it or not. Too often we find ourselves fighting against it. However, when we embrace it and allow it to unfold instead of struggling with it we find  the transition goes more smoothly. Today the Ascended Masters are stepping in to help us clear the way for the changes that we are experiencing. Ask them to assist you in letting go of any old and rigid thinking that could be holding you back as it will ease our fears and our stress levels. Choose your battles wisely and remember that change will happen one way or the other. The key lies in HOW we deal with it. Work with what you can but don’t struggle with what you can’t.


 Serapis Bey  helps us to gain spiritual insight and teaches us that loving care plays an essential role in navigating change. Vywamus provides inspiration and helps us discover our unique talents that can help us along the way, and Maitreya, the Laughing Buddha, helps us to release stress and worry through the healing power of laughter.


These Sacred Stones can help as well, Rose Quartz soothes the emotions and brings peace of mind, Azurite-Malachite helps us to accept our personal power and confidence which will reduce stress and Cerussite promotes grounding and teaches us how to understand the changes we are experiencing.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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The Rhythm of Living: Cat’s Angel Message for May 2, 2018 

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The Rhythm of Living: Cat’s Angel Message for May 2, 2018 

 May Theme: This month will bring change. 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.


Action and reaction, ebb and flow, trial and error, change – this is the rhythm of living. Out of our over-confidence, fear; out of our fear, clearer vision, fresh hope. And out of hope, progress. – Bruce Barton


52:  Change is constant. It happens everywhere, to everyone, everyday. Sometimes it’s a gradual process that sneaks up on us and at other times is quite abrupt and can be a real wake up call. Either way change is a necessary thing that helps us to evolve and grow. The thing to remember is that change is part of the letting go process. By learning to let go of people, things and situations that no longer bring us joy we make room something better. ( new people, personal insights and new opportunities) Today the universe is asking us to release our fears and embrace change as an adventure. Don’t force or struggle, it’s time to go with the flow and let the “universal tide”  carry you forward!


Our helpers for today include the Egyptian God Horus, who helps us to see situations past and present more clearly and to see the truth, which helps us to see the changes we need to make and the Egyptian Goddess Maat who provides truth and clarification when we are confronted with confusing situations and or the motives of others.  Her wisdom shows us the path to the changes we need to create to move forward. Archangel Michael helps us to move forward and stop procrastinating when we know what we need to do but keep putting it off. Gain additional help with these Sacred Stones.


Our Sacred Stones today are: Crocoite helps to ease the way when big shifts take place in our lives. Peridot brings new levels of awareness as it promotes growth and necessary change and  Malachite which is for more aggressive changes. It brings a sense of adventure and transformation as it shows us what is blocking our spiritual growth.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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No Regrets or Fears: Cat’s Angel Message for May 1, 2018 

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No Regrets or Fears: Cat’s Angel Message for May 1, 2018 

 May Theme: This month will bring change. 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!


  Gain happiness by living in the present – without regret for the past or fear of the future. – Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Welcome to May and Happy Beltane!

51:  Even though we don’t know exactly what the future holds for us be assured that good things are coming. As we start the new month we are being asked to focus our thoughts and positive intentions on our dreams and goals. Don’t spend your energy worrying about the “how to’s” and “what if’s” as these details will naturally fall into place when the time is right.  Fear of the future and of change is normal , however the key lies in how you perceive the changes ahead. If we acknowledge our fears and do our best to let them go we can fill that space with positive intent and a sense of adventure. Visualize yourself as an explorer heading out into the uncharted territory of personal growth. What does the future hold? Who knows…..but man it’s going to be good!


Our helpers for today include Archangel Michael who blesses us with the courage to move forward, and the Egyptian Goddess Hathor. Ask Hathor for her assistance when you wonder “How shall I live my life?” She tells us that every moment gives us opportunities for growth. When you are filled with indecision you move away from yourself and your power as a creator. Indecision silences you ability to hear your own inner wisdom. If you need my help just ask and I will shower you with energy that will tip the scales in the direction of what you desire.


The following Sacred Stones will help with change. Metamorphosis Quartz helps to bring about change and personal transformation while earthy Mookaite helps us to embrace new experiences and teaches us the flexible thinking that is necessary to navigate change. Chrysocolla promotes smooth transitions between the new and old. Bloodstone gives us the ability to adapt to the changes taking place easily and Eudialyte helps to ease any discomfort associated with change.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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