Cat’s Morning Bits for April 17, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for April 17, 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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Gladness is born of the April weather,
And the heart is as light as a wind-tossed feather.
Who could be sad on a day like this?
The care that vexed us no longer is.
-Eben Eugene Rexford (1848-1916)

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Spirit Library: Whine or Create?

Dear Ones,

Many of you complain to the Universes that the 5D or beyond skills we promised you are not coming to fruition, that we or you made a mistake.

Even though such is not so, that is what you wish to believe. For without that belief, you will need to expose yourself to the masses. Something you have avoided for numerous 3D lives

https://spiritlibrary.com/brenda-hoffman/whine-or-create

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ThoughtCo: Lilac Magic & Folklore
Fortune, flirtation, and fragrance, all rolled into one!

Lilacs are lovely and fragrant, and in the late spring and early summer, you’ll probably notice their distinct, heady scent whenever you’re near one. Unfortunately, they only bloom for a very short period–just a couple of weeks, depending on where you live–so if you’re going to take advantage of their magical properties, you’ve got a pretty brief window of time to harvest the flowers. They typically appear between Beltane and Litha, the summer solstice, but again, there will be some variations depending on your planting zone.

https://www.thoughtco.com/lilac-magic-and-folklore-4064885

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MBG: How To Grow Your Own Food If You Don’t Have A Garden

Maybe you don’t have a yard. Or your homeowners’ association restricts what you can do. Or you just don’t have the ability to build a chicken coop right now. Regardless of your situation or roadblocks there are plenty of ways to upgrade your pantry so you can start eating better-tasting—and nourishing—food. Think outside the box (and the grocery store) with some of these ideas.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/how-to-grow-your-own-food-if-you-dont-have-a-garden

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Daily Good: The Gentlest Thing in the World

“The gentlest thing in the world is an open mind. Since it doesn’t believe what it thinks, it is flexible, porous, without opposition, without defense. Nothing has power over it. Nothing can resist it. Even the hardest thing in the world a closed mind can’t resist the power of openness. Ultimately the truth flows into it and through it, like water through rock.”

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2295/the-gentlest-thing-in-the-world-byron-katie/

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Elephant Journal: What Bradley Cooper has to Teach You about Your Magic Man: the Divine Masculine.

Yes, he’s divinely hot.
And yes, his directing and acting are godly.

But when I say Bradley Cooper was the very picture of the divine masculine in a Star Is Born, what I’m referring to is “the scene.”
You know, the one you can’t stop playing over and over in your mind (or watching over and over, in my case.)

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/01/what-bradley-cooper-can-teach-you-about-manifesting-with-your-magic-man-aka-the-divine-masculine/

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Tetraktys: Beltane Weaving Ritual for Solitary Witches – How to Cast a Witch’s Ladder Spell

Beltane is a festival of fertility, seduction, love, and sensuality. When we think about this Sabbat, we often picture a big bonfire with a lot of people dancing, drinking and feasting together. But if you are a solitary witch, it might seem strange to celebrate it by yourself. So today, I am sharing with you a solitary Beltane ritual taken from my own Book of Shadow

https://www.thetetraktys.com/2019/beltane-weaving-ritual-witchs-ladder-spell/

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EarthSky News: Fly with the world’s fastest bird

When in its hunting dive, the Peregrine falcon is the fastest bird – in fact, the fastest animal – on Earth. Get a bird’s-eye view of the flight of this magnificent creature, in this video

https://earthsky.org/earth/fastest-bird

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Patheos-Pagan: The Battle of the Queens – A Bit of Beltane Frivolity

I found this as I was working on a new blog post for Beltane. I wrote it as part of Denton CUUPS’ Beltane circle in 2005. It’s silly, but it was fun to do, so I think it’s worth sharing. I have a few pictures from that year’s Beltane, but none of the play – you’ll have to imagine it for yourself.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/johnbeckett/2019/04/the-battle-of-the-queens-a-bit-of-beltane-frivolity.html

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Inner Journey:

Soul lives in connection

“We all seek Soul. While Soul is always present, it doesn’t appear in our lives automatically. Soul requires our attention and reflection. Offering our respectful regard to the Soul is a way of loving it, caring for it, nurturing it.”
— Benjamin Shield and Richard Carlson

How do we experience soul in our lives?

It’s so simple! STOP AND PAY ATTENTION! Soul lives in connection. Whenever we are present and conscious, soul emerges.

To easily experience soul, find something you love to do and immerse yourself in it. Consciously savour a favourite piece of music. Consciously enjoy a walk in nature. Really experience your breathing and the pounding of your heart as you exercise. Really be present to your partner, your kids, your pet or another, and you will know the contentment of soul.

“I think that whenever soul is present, it’s because what you’re doing, whom you’re with, where you are, evokes love without your thinking about it. You are totally absorbed in the place or person or event, without ego and without judgment.”
— Jean Shinoda Bolen

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A Note from the Universe

The entire world now spins in the palm of your hand.

A thriving business and a steady income is not asking for too much.

Come on, let’s go –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe from Herbal Muse: Lavender Panna Cotta

Panna cotta is a dish of “cooked cream” original to Northern Italy. Although it’s truly an elegant
dessert, it’s remarkably easy to prepare. It’s creamy texture is even more impressive when enhanced with floral lavender and, if you wish, garnished with a drizzle of honey or shaved chocolate.

https://www.herbalmusings.com/single-post/2019/04/11/Lavender-Panna-Cotta

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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
April 17, 2019

Praise

“The house praises the carpenter.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

I guess this is another way of saying that your work speaks for itself. But I think it means more than that, too. It means that when we put the best of ourselves into something, we know it – it shows. And even if no one else can see it, we can be proud of our efforts.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: Living An Intentional Life
Many of us live our lives on auto-pilot. We follow the same schedule each day. We respond to crises as they occur. And we sort of putter along, year after year, with no goals or grand purpose. The problem…

Read more……………

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Follow Where It Leads: Cat’s Angel Message for April 15, 2019 

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Follow Where It Leads: Cat’s Angel Message for April 15, 2019 

April Theme: We are being challenged to change ourselves. You have the power to make things happen and the Universe is on your side.


Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead. – Louisa May Alcott


415: We all aspire to a better and higher quality of life. Our hopes and dreams come to fruition through our thoughts and beliefs. In order to have the life we desire we must be willing to do what is necessary to make it happen. This includes making the necessary changes and choices that help us in our creation and manifestation processes. Remember that the angels are here to help us, although they will not do it all for us.  To start this process the angels ask that we turn over any limiting thoughts that we have about ourselves and our future. They are also reminding us that we are powerful creators and that the only limits are the ones we put on ourselves. By having faith in yourself and in the abundance of the universe you will see that your power and potential are truly limitless!


Archangel Jeremiel teaches us that by taking inventory of our lives we gain clear perspective of where we are on our path, which in turn helps us to make positive life changes. 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 rediscover talents that we had set aside, which will help us to move forward. And, the Hawaiian goddess Pele reminds us, “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!”


Our Sacred Stone for today is Moonstone sometimes referred to as  the stone of new beginnings. It helps bring about necessary changes while soothing the emotions and  helping to release energy blocks. It is also connected to our intuition and reminds us that just as the moon waxes and wanes so do beginnings, endings and times of change.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!

 

 

Thought For The Day: March 27, 2019 “Good Things”

Happy Wednesday,

Blessings come into our lives all the time. They come in all shapes and sizes. They can be in your face or they can sneak up on you and take you by surprise. Our thought for today reminds us that good things and blessings should not be ignored particularly if they aren’t exactly what we hoped for. Each  small blessing is part of the whole. Like a puzzle, they fit together and create what we have been working towards. Keep collecting the pieces and keep building. You’ve totally GOT this!

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Cat’s Morning Bits for February 5, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for February 5, 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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“Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.”
– Edith Sitwell

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Spirituality & Health: Fall in Love with Being Single
BY KATHRYN DRURY WAGNER

The feast of St. Valentine is February 14th, a day when all things heart-shaped and chocolate-covered are celebrated. Valentine’s Day can rub some people the wrong way, especially if they are single in a culture that is bent on making everyone part of a “happy couple.” Being single, however, has many perks. Let’s look at some of the reasons to embrace being single, if you happen to be.

https://spiritualityhealth.com/articles/2019/02/04/fall-in-love-with-being-single

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MBG: Happy Lunar New Year! Here’s What The Year Of The Pig Symbolizes

Come on out of the doghouse—there’s a party in the pen! As we celebrate the Chinese (Lunar) New Year this February 5, 2019, the Year of the Earth Pig begins, kicking off the night before with the Lunar New Year’s Eve on February 4. After two intense years, this convivial cycle gives us a chance to “rest and digest.” The pregnant pause of 2019 might even help us make some sense of all the global mudslinging that’s been going around. Serenity now?

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/year-of-the-pig-symbolism

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Daily Good: On Defining Spirit

“What then is the spiritual? I find it difficult to define directly. It’s much easier to say what it isn’t that what it is. For example — the spiritual is often confused with the moral, but it’s not the moral. Morality is concerned with issues of right and wrong. Although often attributed to the “godhead”, it actually has a social basis and reflects a social tradition or consensus. What is considered moral varies from culture to culture and from time to time within the same culture.

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2215/on-defining-spirit-rachel-naomi-remen/

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The Wild Hunt: “Sights and Sounds of Ancient Ritual”: an exhibition

The Wild Hunt reviews an ongoing exhibition at the Yale University Art Gallery, “Signs and Sounds of Ancient Ritual,” which explores the world of ancient religious ritual through human sensation.

Read more…..

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MNN: JOMO is my new favorite thing
If you’re at all introverted, it could be yours, too.

If you’re over FOMO (fear of missing out) — or you were never into it in the first place, you’ll be happy to hear that JOMO is now a thing. That’s the joy of missing out.

For all of us who enjoy not just a night in, but a week of evenings spent reading, watching movies, working on our own little projects, or hiking, biking and otherwise loving the great outdoors, we know all about JOMO

https://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/responsible-living/blogs/jomo-my-new-favorite-thing

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EarthSky News: See the Double Cluster in Perseus 

Tonight, find the gorgeous Double Cluster in the constellation Perseus. It’s a wonderful sight to see, assuming your sky is dark. To see it at this time of year, face North to Northwest as darkness falls. The Double Cluster consists of two open star clusters, known as “H” and “Chi” Persei (also called NGC 884 and 869).

https://earthsky.org/tonight/the-double-cluster-in-perseus

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Patheos-Pagan: Anglo-Saxon Based Holiday Calendar 2019

It’s a bit late this year, but here is my Anglo-Saxon calendar of holidays for 2019. The standard disclaimer applies: this calendar is based on my interpretation of the Venerable Bede’s description of the Anglo-Saxon calendar in his work De Temporum Ratione.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/heathenatheart/2019/02/anglo-saxon-based-holiday-calendar-2019/

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Inner Journey:

STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES

“The burden is equal to the horse’s strength.”
— The Talmud

What are your strengths? What are your weaknesses?

If you make a list of the two and study them, you may discover they match.

Life needs us to bring our strengths to the world. To encourage us to do so, we have weaknesses that give rise to problems that require us to call on our strengths to solve them. Ingenious, don’t you think?

“Our weaknesses are divine gifts that when embraced will enable us to make our purposeful contribution to the whole, which is why we incarnated in the first place.”
— Andrew Schneider

“We acquire the strength we have overcome.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

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A Note from the Universe

Some people are happiest when they have something to be unhappy about.

I say, let them be “happy.”

Not you,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Saffron Rice Cake with Chicken 

This Persian dish is basically a savoury “cake” made from rice, yogurt, eggs, saffron and chicken. How it all binds together creates this most comforting pillowy texture unlike any other. Because it’s cooked in a pot with oil, it has this amazing crispy outer shell. You slice right into it just like a cake, and enjoy the crisp exterior and the soft interior.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Saffron-Rice-Cake-with-Chicken-Tahchin-Polo-Ba-Morgh.html

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Magical Correspondences for Tuesday

Intentions: Courage, Destination, Physical Strength, Revenge, Military Honors, Surgery and the Breaking of Negative Spells, Matrimony, War, Enemies, Prison, Vitality and Assertiveness

Incense: Dragon’s Blood, Patchouli, Lignum Aloes, Plantain

Perfumes: Hellebore, Carnation, Patchouli
Planet: Mars
Sign: Aries and Scorpio
Angel: Samuel
Colors: Red and Orange
Herbs/Plants:Red Rose, Cock’s Comb, Pine, Daisy, Thyme and Pepper
Stones: Carnelian, Bloodstone, Ruby, Garnet and Pink Tourmaline
Oil: (Mars) Basil, Coriander, Ginger

Goddesses: Aset [Isis], Soorejnaree, Pingalla, Anna, Aine, Danu, Yngona, Bellona, Aida Wedo, Sun Woman

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Beliefnet: Getting Rid of What Isn’t Working to Create Your Best Life
As human beings, we have free will. That means that from the moment we are born, we are making choices, every moment of every day. And the choices that we make end up creating the life that we live. So,…

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/

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Using Your power: Cat’s Angel Message for January 3, 2019 

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Using Your power: Cat’s Angel Message for January 3, 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.


Your word is the power that you have to create – don Miguel Ruiz


13: We are powerful creators  and as such we have the ability to create our reality and the life we truly want. Through our beliefs, actions and thoughts our power begins to manifest. As we step up and allow ourselves to initiate control of our destiny we learn and grow. This brings new experiences as we gain understanding of our own inner wisdom. This creation process isn’t easy and sometimes isn’t for sissies. However, by having faith in ourselves (and in the Universe) we are able to handle these tough decisions and situations by going with the flow rather than fighting against them. Today the Universe is telling us that some turbulence may be headed our way. Remember that when these things happen new blessings are sure to follow. Try to go with the flow and trust in your inner guidance system. By doing so you will be able to create a more (and better) choices which allows you to take action at the right time.


Archangel Michael is the go-to guy for protection. His clear, powerful energy acts as a shield that helps to buffer energies directed at us. He guides us through rough times and sets us on the path of commitment to our purpose by providing courage and direction.  The Ascended Master Saint Germain helps us on our life path and provides direction when needed. His “big brother” energy surrounds us with loving protection. He teaches us how to clear the way and free our minds from worry so that we can work on more important things. Nike, the Greek goddess of victory and success help us to embrace our accomplishments. She tells us “Do not be afraid to acknowledge the amazing things you have done but don’t rest to long on your laurels. Remember that your power comes through movement and momentum is lost through inactivity. Keep moving and you will be victorious!”


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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Make Every Day The Best: Cat’s Angel Message for December 31, 2018 

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Make Every Day The Best: Cat’s Angel Message for December 31, 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.


Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year. – Ralph Waldo Emerson


1231:  As the old year comes to a close we are receiving a message and a big hug from our Angels and the Ascended Masters.

“You are amazing beings and you have grown in ways you can’t even begin to imagine over the past year. Enter into this new cycle by shifting your thoughts to a new level of love and peace. This will be essential to your continued growth in the new year. Stay focused and confident and above all continue to have faith in yourself. By living your truth and claiming your authentic self you are fully capable of creating the life you desire for both you and your loved ones. Creation begins with you and spreads to those around you and continues outward like ripples in a pond. Don’t be afraid to enter the new year with a new outlook on life. We are here and ready to help you all you need do is ask.”


Archangel Michael is there to offer support as we navigate our path. He helps by pointing us in the right direction and provides a boost of self confidence. The Ascended Master Kuthumi helps us to focus on our goals. He teaches us how to avoid distractions and that sometimes it is pure stubbornness that propels us forward. The Hawaiian goddess Pele helps us to ignite our inner fire. This fire when channeled correctly helps to fuel our passions and our sense of purpose. As a goddess of empowerment she teaches us about honest communication and how it aids our goal setting and getting. She reminds you that  “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!”


Our Sacred Stones for today include Amethyst, which is a powerful protector and helps to shield us from unwanted energies, which it transmutes into something more positive. It dispels anxiety and fear as it helps the thought process by providing focus and clearing the way to good decision making. It is also connected to Archangel Michael which allows us to feel his energy and the energy of divine love. And Lava Stone which is associated with Pele. This stone is a powerful symbol of our own energy. It is a stone of rebirth and helps us to burn away unneeded layers so we can initiate new growth.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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Thought For The Day: Dec. 18, 2018 “Stop Waiting”

Happy Tuesday,

Are you happy? This is something we should be asking ourselves and working to correct if the answer is no. It’s up to each of us to create our own happiness and to make the most today- now- this moment. Stop waiting and start creating!

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