Cat’s Morning Bits for May 8, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for May 8, 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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In May beholds the blooming wild,
And hears in heaven the bluebird sing,
‘Onward,’ he cries, ‘your baskets bring,-
In the next field is air more mild,
And o’er yon hazy crest is Eden’s balmier spring.’
-Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-82)

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Spiritual Unite: Blue Eyes Dream Meaning – Be True To Yourself And Others

Through dreams, we have our closest experiences with the astral energies of the universe. By examining our dream life, we can unlock the wisdom locked within us and use that to guide us through our waking life.

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/blue-eyes-dream-meaning-be-true-to-yourself-and-others/

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ThoughtCo: Frankincense

Frankincense is one of the oldest documented magical resins–it’s been traded in northern Africa and parts of the Arab world for nearly five thousand years.

https://www.learnreligions.com/magic-and-folklore-of-frankincense-2562024

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MBG: 10 Really Quick Ways To Create A Higher Vibe Home

When it comes to fostering happiness, practices like meditation, yoga, exercise, healthy eating, energy healing, and, of course, doing more of what you love every day are certainly helpful. But did you know that your home can also help promote a more cheerful life?

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/10-things-to-do-at-home-to-promote-positive-energy

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Daily Good: Searching for Meaning Purpose and Patterns

Underneath many of the problems facing us today lie personal choices. Many of us are not only dissatisfied with the immense global problems we face but also with the quality of our own lives. One way to address these global challenges by connecting their solutions to smaller choices we already want to make in our personal lives. Sky Nelson-Isaacs lucidly explains how we can move into rhythm with the flow of life so that Life can move into harmony with our highest goals. Read this excerpt from the book, “Living In Flow: The Science of Synchronicity and How Your Choices Shape Your World” to discover how we can even enjoy the dance

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2287/searching-for-meaning-purpose-and-patterns-sky-nelson-isaacs/

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Today’s Goddess: Spider Woman (Na’ashjéii Asdzáá)

Name: Spider Woman
Tribal affiliation: Navajo
Name in Navajo: Na’ashjéii Asdzáá
Also spelled: Na ashje’ii ‘Asdzáá
Pronunciation: nah-ahsh-jay-ee ahs-dzah (Navajo)
Type: Goddess, spider, wise woman
Related figures in other tribes: Spider Grandmother (Hopi)

Spider Woman is one of the most important deities of traditional Navajo religion. Unlike the Hopi Spider Grandmother, the Navajo Spider Woman is not considered the creator of humans, but she is their constant helper and benefactor. Spider Woman was the adviser of the heroic twins Monster-Slayer and Born-for-Water, taught the people the arts of weaving and agriculture, and appears in many legends and folktales to “save the day,” protect the innocent, and restore harmony to the world.

http://www.native-languages.org/spider-woman.htm

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MNN: 5 surprising facts about Leonardo da Vinci

You might imagine a Renaissance icon like Leonardo da Vinci would be all out of surprises for us. It’s been 500 years and we’re still gushing over the man’s body of work, which runs a staggering gamut from invention to sculpture to science to literature.

https://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/stories/leonardo-da-vinci-surprising-facts-death-500-year-anniversary

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EarthSky News: Beetles steer by the Milky Way

When dung beetles grab a prized bit of food, they hurry off in a straight line. To be able to do this, they have to be able to see the stars.

https://earthsky.org/space/beetles-steer-by-the-milky-way

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Patheos-Pagan: The Merry Month of May

Beltane isn’t just one day, at least for me. It’s a season. After a few years of seemingly endless winters, May seems like a definite “put the flag in and stake your claim” declaration of Spring. Feels like a bit of relief, doesn’t it? Plants are blooming, you can really start working on your garden, clothes seem lighter, and the sandals come out. It’s always Beltane in our hearts, we say. But what if it’s not?

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/witchindeed/2019/05/the-merry-month-of-may/

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Inner Journey:

A FOCUS FOR PARENTS

“Parents: persons who spend half their time worrying how a child will turn out, and the rest of the time wondering when a child will turn in.”
— Ted Cook

One of our responsibilities as parents is to become independent of our children.

Andrew Schneider notes that many of us feel inadequate as parents because we assume we are totally responsible for them, but we are not.

Schneider says, “Their soul is in charge of their lives, and nothing that you do can greatly interfere nor greatly help. Who you are as a being and what you model is the important reality.”

How specifically can we support our children? We want them to feel nurtured and valued. We want to support them in learning how to provide for themselves. And we want to help them build good relationships.

“The most important thing that parents can teach their children is how to get along without them.”
— Frank A. Clark

“There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots; the other, wings.”
— Hodding Carter

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A Note from the Universe

It may seem as if others can add to, or take from, what you have and who you are yet at the end of every day, what you have and who you are is entirely a function of your thoughts, beliefs, and expectations.

Ungawa,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Thai Yellow Curry

This curry is by far one of my family’s favourite meals. It’s creamy, savoury, spicy and has a hint of sweetness. This version uses chicken, potatoes and carrots, but you can use any mix of meats and/or vegetables and it’s an absolute delight

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Thai-Yellow-Curry.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
May 8, 2019

Learning

“It is impossible for a man to begin to learn what he thinks he knows.”

-Epictetus (A.D. 55? – 135?)

The most important ingredient in learning is an open mind. We need to approach each experience willing to take in the lesson and see the growth in ourselves. We can begin anytime, we can begin right now!

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: Simple Tips for Being More Courageous
Some people say you should release your fears or rise above them. Others believe fear is a friend that comes to teach lessons that will, ultimately, make us stonger. We asked our readers to share…
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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Don’t Stop On The Track: Cat’s Angel Message for February 15, 2019 

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Don’t Stop On The Track: Cat’s Angel Message for February 15, 2019 

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


Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there. – Will Rogers


215: Today the Universe is letting us know that change is on the horizon and these changes will make us stronger and make our lives better. Change is a normal part of life and we all go through it. Some of these changes we initiate, some are surprises and some happen so gradually that we hardly know they are happening. Regardless of how these changes happen keep in mind that the nature and direction of our thoughts will play an important role.  If we are stuck in a negative holding pattern the process can be scary and stressful. However, by surrounding ourselves with optimistic and confident energy it’s easier to meet change head on.  This allows things to happen naturally and makes the process easier so that we can embrace change with an attitude of adventure and excitement. Remember to check your progress and path often. If it feels right…. it is. But if you have doubts or it makes you uncomfortable be bold and make the necessary adjustments to keep you on track.


Archangel Uriel gives us essential information we need when we need it. This assists us during the process of change by enhancing our problem solving skills so that we can make the decisions that are best for our current situations. The Ascended Master Melchizedek helps us to gently diffuse unpleasant situations that change sometimes causes. And the Greek goddess Hecate offers her assistance today, reminding us  that ” 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 Stone for today is Tiger Iron. This stone , which is 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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Cat’s Morning Bits for December 17, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for December 17, 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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Tis the year’s midnight, and it is the day’s,
Lucy’s, who scarce seven hours herself unmasks;
The sun is spent, and now his flasks
Send forth light squibs, no constant rays . . .

–John Donne (1572–1631)

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Pioneer Thinking: Aromatherapy Bath

In this article we will discuss various oils and their benefits when used in a aromatherapy bath. We will also provide a great recipe for you to use when you are taking your next aromatherapy bath.

https://pioneerthinking.com/aromatherapy-bath

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MBG: Weekly Horoscope: This Is The Perfect Time To Cozy Up With A Book — Astrology Says So

On Thursday, the sun trines Uranus, and it’ll bring out your inner bookworm.
Seasonal traditions are popping up at every turn, but feel free to color outside the lines this Thursday, December 20, when the Sagittarius Sun sends a solar-charged current to innovative Uranus in Aries. With a willingness to experiment, this once-per-year trine can awaken the slumbering genius within. Need a boost? Read books and watch TED talks by inspiring thought leaders.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/17-23-2018

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Daily Good: How to Live a More Courageous Life

When confronted with fear, the brain will seek relief in the form of old coping habits if left to its own devices. However, there are things we can do to help it change course. If we set the stage for courage, our awareness of what happens to us becomes our greatest ally. “The more you interrupt the old fear-based habits and replace fear-based responses with responses to boost courage, the more you create a ‘courage habit.’ By living your life with courage, you’ll be more likely to make the changes that will lead to greater fulfillment — whether that’s embarking on a new relationship or job, or helping to save the world.” In this article from Greater Good, five tips for changes in your life that will make you aware of how you experience fear, and support courage

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2158/how-to-live-a-more-courageous-life-kate-swoboda/

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Tetrakyts: The Pagan Origins of Christmas – From Paganism to Christianity

hristmas is coming and a lot of Neopagans will be celebrating it as “Yule”, on the 21st of December. The Neopagan Yule is loosely based on the Germanic festival of the same name, and I say loosely because we don’t have much information about what the original Pagan festival was, as most of the information we have on Germanic Paganism comes from Christian sources. Nevertheless, religions always build on what is already there and for this reason, you’ll see that a lot of Christmas elements actually have Pagan roots.

https://www.thetetraktys.com/2018/the-pagan-origins-of-christmas-from-paganism-to-christianity/

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MNN: Conservationists plant a ‘super grove’ of redwood trees cloned from ancient stumps

A new “super grove” of endangered coast redwood trees arose today in California, thanks to a nonprofit group that planted 75 saplings at a park in San Francisco.
Since their species is endangered, any new community of coast redwoods would be welcome news. Yet these 75 saplings are also newsworthy for another reason: They’re all clones, born of DNA that conservationists retrieved from ancient redwood stumps. Now growing together at the Presidio of San Francisco, they carry on a valuable genetic legacy that dates back thousands of years.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/wilderness-resources/blogs/super-grove-redwood-tree-clones

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EarthSky News: Orion’s Belt and the Celestial Bridge

Tonight – December 16, 2018 – the constellation Orion rises in your eastern sky around 7 to 8 p.m. Orion climbs highest up for the night around midnight local time (the time on your clock no matter where you are on the globe). It then sits low in your western sky around 4 to 5 a.m. Notice the three stars at the mid-section of Orion. We know these stars as Orion’s Belt, but the Aymara people of Bolivia, Peru and Chile call them a Celestial Bridge.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/orions-belt-and-the-celestial-bridge

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Patheos-Pagan: Don’t Worry Be Happy and Other Abusive Folk Wisdom

At least a couple times a week I see a meme that says something along the lines of “your problems are nothing compared to what other people are going through – be happy.” And there are always comments that say “yes – people don’t realize how good they have it.”
These memes make me very angry.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/johnbeckett/2018/12/dont-worry-be-happy-and-other-abusive-folk-wisdom.html

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Inner Journey:

DO YOU LOVE YOURSELF?

“At the heart of personality is the need to feel a sense of being lovable without having to qualify for that acceptance.”
— Dr. Paul Tournier

How do you see yourself as unlovable?

Take a few minutes to write down why you perceive yourself to be unlovable. Look at the list and see if you can identify where those characterizations originated. Can you pinpoint old messages from parents, teachers, and friends that led you to negative conclusions about yourself? Are those messages valid today?

The beliefs we adopt as children usually don’t hold when we view them objectively as adults. Can you let them go? Can you begin to see yourself as a unique expression of life, a genuine gift to the world?

“You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”
— Buddha

“Limitless like the ocean are your excellent qualities.”
— Dalai Lama

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A Note from the Universe

Give with a truly glad heart for the sole purpose of the good it will do, and whatever you give shall return to you, multiplied, as if on wings, covered in sparkles.

Richly,

The Universe

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Today’s Recipe: Pineapple Coconut Carrot Cake

A very sweet, moist, and fruity carrot cake, that is based on this recipe. Carrot cake can be dry so I am glad that the pineapple helped solve that. I am doubling the baking time because it literally took twice as long as what the link said.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Pineapple-Coconut-Carrot-Cake.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, Reconciliations, 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
December 17, 2018

Experience

“We learn geology the morning after the earthquake.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
Aren’t we funny? This is so true! Sometimes it takes something to “shake us up” so that we can learn. And then we do – we learn from our experiences, both positive and negative. All of life is our classroom; every day there are lessons for us. It’s up to us if we want to do our homework and be prepared – and a lot of that is basically keeping up our spiritual practices. Or, we could goof off and take our chances that we won’t get hit with a “pop quiz!” Whatever happens, we will eventually figure it out.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: Making the Holidays Meaningful
For many of us, the holidays are disappointing. They are neither magical nor meaningful time. I find that to be incredibly sad. In my opinion, regardless of whether you are Christian, Jewish or atheist,…
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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Clearing The Way: Cat’s Angel Message for December 4, 2018

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Making Room: Cat’s Angel Message for December 3, 2018

 

Clearing The Way: Cat’s Angel Message for December 4, 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.


Before moving on, you have to clear away your cherished beliefs. – Dick Raymond


124:  Yesterday we began the process of making room. Remember, the key is to clear away what you no longer need in order to make room for new growth and blessings. (ventures, projects, relationships, opportunities etc.) Keep this month’s theme in mind and pay attention to repetitive thoughts and ideas as they will show you the way to success. It will also clarify the areas that need your immediate attention. Have faith in yourself and listen to your inner guidance as well. You know what’s best for you and only you can set those wheels in motion. Today the Universe is sending us a gentle reminder. If we need new ideas, a boost of courage or help finding our way, we just need to ask!


Archangel Michael helps us to find courage and points us in the right direction, while keeping us safe and protected. The Egyptian god Horus teaches us the value of standing our ground when we start clearing the way for new things. he also blesses us with clear insight so that the decisions we make are the best possible ones and the Ascended Master Solomon shows us how to be more efficient so that we make the most of our time.


Our Sacred Stones for today are Angelite and Moldavite which will assist with direct communication with Angels and Ascended Master’s and Aquamarine which promotes courage and quiets the mind to allow guidance to come to us.

 

Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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Information Surrounds You: Cat’s Angel Message for July 20, 2018 

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Information Surrounds You: Cat’s Angel Message for July 20, 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!


Not only must the message be correctly delivered, but the messenger himself must be such as to recommend it to acceptance. – Joseph Barber Lightfoot


720: Navigating our path requires generous amounts of courage, confidence and a few pinches of faith. We must also have an open heart and an open mind to receive the messages  and guidance that we receive. The key is remembering that messengers and messages come in all forms. (nature, music, animals, children, physical objects etc.) We can see them, hear them and even feel them. Today the Universe is telling us that important information is on the way and that we need to stay open and in the present. Don’t allow fear to overrule your judgement because you are always safe and cared for. Keep to your path and absorb the information as you travel. You just never know what may produce a valuable AHA! moment.


Archangel Sandalphon is in charge of delivering and answering prayers. You can ask him to help you receive information clearly, so be prepared for answers to come via words that simply pop into your head or through music. Ascended Master Jesus assists us with clear divine communication and provides guidance, direction and finding our faith. The Greek Goddess Artemis teaches us to honor our intuitive abilities. She tells us that  “All the skills and knowledge you need for success lives within you. Your inner wisdom is a powerful thing and you know in your heart when something is good and right.”


Our Sacred Stone for today is  Blue Topaz which helps us tune in to the Angels of truth and wisdom, it shows how we have been doing things and helps us see where wee have strayed from our truth.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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What’s Within? Cat’s Angel Message for June 18, 2018 

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What’s Within? Cat’s Angel Message for June 18, 2018 

 June Theme: Balancing our need/desire for earthly materials (possessions, money etc) with focus and faith while staying grounded and present.


What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. – Ralph Waldo Emerson


618: Over the last few days we’ve working on changing our thought patterns to enhance our power of manifestation. Today the angels are letting us know that we are on the right track and that our potential for positive manifestation is strong. Focus is the key and we will need to stay anchored in the present moment and be aware of what’s going on around us. If we allow ourselves to wander off into La-La Land we could miss out on something that we’ve been waiting for or the next piece of the puzzle that will allow us to build to the next level. Embrace your strength and confidence so that when an opportunity presents itself you can run with it!


It’s time to grab the good things that are sent our way and Archangel Michael helps us  find the confidence we need to make this happen and keeps us headed in the right direction. he is assisted today by the Ascended Master Kuthumi  who helps us keep our priorities at the forefront and  focused on our goals. The Egyptian Goddess Maat guides us through feelings of indecision and confusion. She helps us to see the truth in so that we have all the information we need when opportunity comes knocking. She tells us “Honor yourself by being truthful for it is truth that creates order out of difficult or confusing situations.”


Our Sacred Stones for today are Turquoise which helps to protects us against self self sabotaging thoughts and actions which can happen when we have  doubts about our ourselves and our path. It also gives us the courage to speak our truth and walk our talk, it enhances our intuitive skills and keeps us centered. We can also use  Unakite which helps us stay in the moment and Merlinite that helps us to seize it!

 

Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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Beyond the Power of Reason: Cat’s Angel Message for May 27, 2018 

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Beyond the Power of Reason: Cat’s Angel Message for May 27, 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.


Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe. – Voltaire


527: We are counting down the final days of May and we are being reminded about the power of faith. Faith is inherent to every religion and spiritual path. The only thing it requires is belief in the power that is yours and the power of Spirit. Through our faith we can make things better and create new and wonderful things. We have been working with change this month and that work is never easy, however it is through change that we continue to grow. The stronger your faith is in yourself and the divine the more empowered you become. Remember that by stepping into your role as a co-creator you are better able to embrace the new direction your path is taking!


Since faith requires courage, should you find yourself lacking in that area then Archangel Michael is your go to angel. He helps us to see the best in ourselves by boosting our feelings of worthiness and self esteem. If increasing your faith is what you need then the Ascended Masters Moses, Jesus, El Morya can help to restore our overall faith. The Hindu bodhisattva White Tara provides a gentle energy which helps us to approach things with a focus on divine love and prayer. She 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 are Iron Pyrite which dissolves feelings of inadequacy and helps us to open up our unique abilities and hels to unlock our full potential. The gentle energy of Rose Quartz stimulates our ability to heal from within as you work with White Tara and Seraphinite which helps to clear the heart chakra and helps us to open to love on all levels. It is also used to review the progress that you have made in life, and shows the changes that we need to make to best helps us on our path.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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