Cat’s Morning Bits for August 26, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for August 26, 2019

Good Morning Beautiful Souls, grab a cup of your favorite morning brew and start things off with “Today’s Inspirations”. I hope you find something here that will make you feel good or help you on your path today.

Blessings, Cat

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The sun drew off at last his piercing fires.
Over the stale warm air, dull as a pond
And moveless in the grey quieted street,
Blue magic of a summer evening glowed.
-Lascelles Abercrombie (1881-1938)

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Spirit Library: The Boldness of Authenticity; A Life Beyond Choices (a message from The Council of Radiant Light channeled by Ailia Mira)

It takes courage, and boldness in life to do what feels right to you.

So much of life is telling you what you should do. This has been part of your experience, for as long as you can remember.

https://spiritlibrary.com/ailia-mira/the-boldness-of-authenticity-a-life-beyond-choices

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ThoughtCo: Solar Magic, Myth and Folklore

In many Pagan traditions today, there’s a lot of emphasis on the magic and power of the moon. However, it’s important to remember that the moon isn’t the only heavenly body out there. The sun itself – something we often take for granted, since it’s out there all the time – has been a source of myth, magic and legend for thousands of years.

https://www.learnreligions.com/solar-magic-myth-and-folklore-2562504

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MBG: Your Astrological Guide To Finishing The Season On A High Note

This whole week is one giant invitation to give back to your community.
How do you “do” relationships? This week, cosmic copilots Venus and Mars travel in close contact through Virgo, the sign of practical magic.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/weekly-horoscope-for-august-26-september-1-2019-from-the-astrotwins

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Daily Good: Joe Peace: A Peace Chain Reaction

“I was working at a friend’s studio. I walked in and picked up these scraps of clay off the floor and made these pieces about softball size, maybe seven of them. For me they were small because I’d been making larger sculptural pieces. So I made these pieces and said to my friend, “It’s a peace chain. I’m going to make it the rest of my life.” The year was 1991, and true to his word Joe Murphy — now known as Joe Peace — has been making and gifting the world peace pendants ever since. He’s made over half a million of them, each inscribed with the word ‘peace’ in one of 122 languages. More on this artist’s unique journey here. { read more } http://www.conversations.org/story.php?sid=257

Be The Change

What is something you’d like to offer the world for the rest of your life? For more information about Joe’s work, visit his website here: http://www.dailygood.org/more.php?n=8179a

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Today’s Deity:  Ra, Sun God of Ancient Egypt 

To the ancient Egyptians, Ra was the ruler of the heavens – and he still is for many Pagans today! He was the god of the sun, the bringer of light, and patron to the pharaohs. According to legend, the sun travels the skies as Ra drives his chariot through the heavens.

https://www.learnreligions.com/ra-sun-god-of-ancient-egypt-2561791

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Pioneer Thinking: 10 Fantastic Fall Flowers for Fall Gardening

When autumn falls, everything feels cold, bleak, and dead. However, you can still change the dull atmosphere in your home by creating a fall garden which will add pulchritude to the autumn blur. There are plants which you can actually put in your fall garden.

https://pioneerthinking.com/10-fantastic-fall-flowers-for-fall-gardening

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MNN: 8 captivating facts about spider silk
Humans have long admired the magic of spider silk, but thanks to science, we’re finally unraveling some of its most valuable secrets

Spiderwebs rarely make a good first impression. Even if you aren’t one of the insects they’re designed to capture, a sudden coating of silk on your face can be annoying, and possibly alarming if you don’t know where the spider ended up.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/blogs/captivating-facts-about-spider-silk

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Herbal Muse: Meadowsweet: Nature’s Aspirin

The sweet, almond-scented blooms of meadowsweet are rich in salicin, a compound with potent natural pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory properties. In the 1800s, chemists began tinkering with extracts of meadowsweet, and the result was the creation of the synthetic drug aspirin.

Together with water-mint and vervain, meadowsweet was one of the three herbs held most sacred by the Druids, and it is among the fifty ingredients in a drink called ‘Save’ mentioned in Chaucer’s Knight’s Tale. The flowers were often steeped in wine and beer, and are still incorporated in many herb beers today. Learn more…  https://www.herbalmusings.com/meadowsweet-profile

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EarthSky News: Moon and Gemini stars at dawn August 26 and 27

On the mornings of August 26 and 27, 2019, you’ll find the waning crescent moon in front of the constellation Gemini the Twins. Gemini’s two brightest stars, Castor and Pollux, represent twin brothers in Greek mythology, despite the fact that these two stars don’t look alike. If you look closely, you’ll see that Pollux is slightly brighter than Castor. Pollux is also more golden in color.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/see-moon-gemini-stars-before-dawn

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Patheos-Pagan: Don’t Call Me Sister: The Double Trouble Of Assumed Familiarity And Believing Only Women Can Be Witches

We are in the midst of an unprecedented transformation in witchcraft, where we have the freedom to claim the title for ourselves and openly discuss our practices. While all of us involved in this personal and societal revolution may have a common bond in calling ourselves witches openly, there are lingering dangers in making assumptions about those with us on this wild broom ride.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/keepingherkeys/2019/08/assumed-familiarity-and-believing-only-women-can-be-witches/

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Inner Journey:

WHAT DO YOU FEED YOUR MIND?

“I then remembered why I avoid the ‘news,’ if that’s what you want to call it. Our ‘news’ is a misnomer, and it’s more like ‘the ongoing train wreck you can tune in to at any time when you want to divert yourself from your purpose and your happiness… lose your faith in humanity… and go from feeling like things are pretty good to feeling like the world is going to sh*t and why bother going on, I mean really?'”
— Ali Brown

Our beliefs create our reality. If we wish to live happy, healthy lives, it’s vital that we feed our minds healthy, nourishing material. The negative, sensational focus of today’s ‘news’ media hardly serves to enlighten us about the true state of the planet. Let’s open to our limitless potential by keeping our focus firmly on what uplifts us.

“The world is not dying. It’s not falling apart. It’s changing. I personally believe that pessimism is an indulgence, despair an insult to the imagination. There are wonderfully positive things out there.”
— Wade Davis

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A Note from the Universe 

Remember, you will always have friends, guides, and love but no one is coming to “save you.”

That’s the adventure package you signed up for.

The one that comes with all the superpowers, guaranteed rebounding abilities, and the all-powerful scrunched-nose-when-you-smile.

Your 5 Star Time-Space Adventure Tour Agency Manager,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Grilled Eggplant Omelet

Eggplant is a wonderful vegetable to add to any dish, including eggs and cheese to create this delicious omelet.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Grilled-Eggplant-Omelet-1.html

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

Intentions: Psychic Sensitivity, Women’s Mysteries, Tides, Waters, Emotional Issues, Agriculture, Animals, Female Fertility, Messages, Theft, 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
August 26, 2019

Leisure

“Nothing excellent can be done without leisure.”

-Andre Gide (1869-1951)

One of my favorite quotes is from Emerson who said: “Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.” There seems to be a magic formula for success and excellence. We need down-time and a good attitude! This leisure time lets us clear our minds and think more efficiently. It helps us keep things in perspective. Haven’t we all had the experience where we’re working so hard, struggling to solve a problem and the answer is just not coming to us? And then, we take some time off and do something else and the answer just pops into our head! There is a purpose to this, and it is divine!

-Lissa Coffey

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Daily Tarot: The Chariot

There may be a lot of possible things to do and places to go today. You don’t need to instantly decide anything upon waking up. Let your intuition guide you, and continue listening to that intuition as you begin down the path you’ve chosen. If work or family have dictated today, don’t be resentful but let intuition sort out the easiest and best route for you to follow.

astrology.com

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily post are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.

I invite you to check out my websites!

The Desert Path: The dusty ramblings of a desert pagan. https://thedesertpath.com/

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Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
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Joyful Cartwheels: Cat’s Angel Message for August 11, 2019

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Joyful Cartwheels: Cat’s Angel Message for August 11, 2019

August Theme: Positive focus and creative solutions help to draw both prosperity and abundance this month.  You are a powerful creator and all that you need is within your grasp!


May your mind whirl joyful cartwheels of creativity. – Jonathan Lockwood Huie


811: Creative thinking plays an important role in our overall manifestation process. By learning to embrace creativity we can lessen the effects of worry and fear. When combined with positive thought and gratitude we find that all problems are easier to solve( including financial ones) and new doors and paths open up all around us. As far as daily numbers go, today’s includes the master number 11 which is asking us to step out of our comfort zone as we create the reality we want for ourselves. The Universe is reminding you that your life is your choice. Set your standards, create as you go and don’t allow others to define  who you are and will be.  Be sure to pay attention repetitive thoughts and ideas, as they are stepping stones that will help you to create your next level.  Use them to guide you today as they can offer solutions to current issues. It’s a great day to practice your creative problem solving skills, so be bold and stay open to new ideas!


Archangel Jophiel tells us that goodness and beauty surround us all the time. By keeping ourselves open to receiving these blessings it draws the things we need directly to us. She reminds us that slowing down activates our creative mind and makes these things easier to visualize and grasp and  by  taking the time to “smell the roses” the attitude of gratitude flows more easily. The Ascended Master Maitreya (Laughing Buddha) helps us to find peace and harmony through laughter, this gives us a clear perspective and keeps our energy flowing. He tells us that laughter is sacred and when the heart is alive with joy we are connected to the Infinite and filled with Nirvana-essence. Center your mind with the intent of enjoying yourself and you will find yourself centered in the moment. Enjoy what life has to offer and enjoy the process!  And the Irish Mother Goddess Dana tells us “While you wait for these blessings to arrive fill your heart with feelings of abundance. Engage yourself in things that make you feel abundant!” ….. ” Your energy is linked to the energy of the Divine. Acknowledge and strengthen this connection as it allows you to handcraft your dreams.”


Our Sacred Stones for today include:

  •  Chiastolite (aka Cross Stone or Andalusite) promotes the creative problem solving process. It enables us to release things that are no longer relevant to our current path and dispels any guilt we may have when we leave things behind. It helps us to make the necessary changes and brings harmony to conflicts that arise when we blaze new trails that others were not expecting or able to control.
  • Tiger Iron, 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.
  •  Sandstone clears the mind of distractions and enhances overall creativity. It helps us to find the truth (in people and situations) which is essential to making good decisions. 

Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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Cat’s Morning Bits for July 18, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for July 18, 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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Black bees on the clover-heads drowsily clinging,
Where tall, feathered grasses and buttercups sway,
And all through the fields a white sprinkle of daisies,
Open-eyed at the setting of day.
-Abba Gould Woolson (1838-1921)

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Spiritual Unite: Blue Ray Children – Easy To Mistake For Indigo

he Blue Ray Children are a soul group like the Crystal, Indigo, and Rainbow Children.
They are the overlooked saviors of humanity whose mission is to heal and raise the vibrations of the entire Earth

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/blue-ray-children/

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Wise Woman Herbal: The Journey of the Rose ~ A Shamanic Herbal Tale
Love and Beauty at My Doorstep
by Julie Charette Nunn
I am looking forward to the blooming of the wild roses this year, each day making my way down into the yard to “check on them.” We have lived here on this land for just over three years. When we moved here in December of 2004, one of the first things we did was to walk down into the wetland area. My husband was on this trek to “claim” the land he had chosen to steward. I was in search of plants. Who lives here? I saw the thicket of thorny bushes, but I didn’t yet know for sure they were roses.

http://www.wisewomanmentor.com/articles/7783175

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ThoughtCo: Healing Amulets, Talismans, and Fetishes

You may not realize it but it is likely you have objects in your home that have a history as healing amulets, protective guards or good luck charms.

https://www.learnreligions.com/healing-amulets-talismans-and-fetishes-1728673

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Daily Tarot: The High Priestess

There may be moment or two when you feel responsible for everything in the world and like it’s your duty to take care of everyone. Relax, let this wash over you, and let it go. It’s not a burden so much as a demonstration of how connected you are to the people and things in your own life, and how much you care. That’s a good thing.

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Daily Good: Soft Power: A Magnetic Approach to Practice

“The desire to be in control is a normal survival response, but what I love about the art of aikido is that we can move beyond survival to a vast and universal perspective in which all life is connected and interwoven. Such an orientation is not self-conscious. Since it relates to the connecting aspect — that of the space and energy — rather than individuals, there is no thing that needs to be observed. All awareness can be involved with the movement of energy through space, organized and contained by the form.

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2357/soft-power-a-magnetic-approach-to-practice-wendy-palmer/

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Today’s Deity: Sylph

Hidden just inside the clouds is a thriving society of ethereal beings, so pure that they cannot be seen by the eyes of men. Still, the invisible Sylphs have managed to captivate the imagination of people for over six centuries, inspiring songs, debates, dances, and even occult rituals

https://mythology.net/mythical-creatures/sylph/

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Elephant Journal: From Science to Magic: the Alchemy of Reiki.

I have practiced Reiki for 27 years and have a good vantage point from which to share my experience.
I have first-hand, anecdotal evidence from clients, as well as my own stories of vibration, heat, light, and even the occasional ephemeral presence—a fleeting apparition, or a feeling of pressure and touch.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/07/from-science-to-magic-the-alchemy-of-reiki-josie-aprahamian/

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MNN: How moonlight affects animals and plants
The lunar light influences more than you might suspect.

Here on Earth, we have the moon’s gravitational pull to thank for the ocean tides, among other things. But what about moonlight?
The light reflected off the moon has an effect on life on Earth, which isn’t surprising, but not every lunar influence is heralded by a wolf’s howl.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/space/stories/how-moonlight-affects-life-earth

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EarthSky News: Vega and its constellation Lyra

Tonight, look eastward during the evening hours, and it’s hard to miss the season’s signature star formation, called the Summer Triangle. Its stars – Vega, Deneb and Altair – are the first three to light up the eastern half of sky after sunset, and their bright and sparkling radiance is even visible from light-polluted cities or on a moonlit night.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/summer-triangle-vega-and-its-constellation-lyra-2

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Patheos-Pagan: Of Witches And Faeries: A Brief Examination Of Working With the Fae

As we head further into the Summer Tide, I find that the Fair Folk are increasingly more active – or at least making themselves more known to we humans. Due to the increase in Fae activity, there is always an influx of articles being written regarding these Spirits during this time of year. However, as of late I’ve noted these articles convey overwhelming negative messages regarding the Faeries.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/byathameandstang/2019/07/witches-faeries/

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Inner Journey:

SING YOUR OWN SONG

“Since you are like no other being ever created since the beginning of time, you are incomparable.”
— Brenda Ueland

Great forces are directing you to conform to the patterns of your society. You have DNA that has been handed down from generation to generation, coding repeated behaviour patterns into your being. You have archetypal energies setting the standards for how you behave as a man or a woman, as husband or wife, as father or mother …. You are immersed in consensual reality, whereby the world around you reflects societal understanding of how life has been and is to be.

At the same time, you have an even greater force within you inspiring you to wake up and recognize the reality of who you are. This force, the creative power underlying the entire universe, is urging you to create brand new standards of reality.

The status quo is blind to our creative power. Create a brand new world for yourself, one that meets your deepest needs, and you will help raise the quality of consciousness of the entire world.

“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”
— Gandhi

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A Note from the Universe

Actually dreams come from a future dimension where they already exist, and the dreamers of such dreams have future selves who now live there and are oh-so anxious to show you what is truly possible.

{Sound of crackling, rolling, happy thunder on clear and sunny day…}

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Roast Zucchini and Vegetables

Here is a great way to fix zucchini in a healthy way. There are no hard and fast rules about amounts in this recipe.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/tf52551996.tip.html

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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
July 18, 2019

Sharing

“Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed and hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world.”

-John Lennon (1940-1980)

With the world in such a state of flux, it might be difficult to imagine ALL the people sharing all the world… but it is not impossible. There’s a saying: “Think Globally, Act Locally.” If we each started there, kind of a “grass roots” or “backyard” approach, imagine the impact we could make house by house, neighborhood by neighborhood, community by community.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily post are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.

I invite you to check out my websites!

The Desert Path: The dusty ramblings of a desert pagan. https://thedesertpath.com/

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com
Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
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Changing Thought Habits: Cat’s Angel Message for June 17, 2019

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Changing Thought Habits: Cat’s Angel Message for June 17, 2019

June’s Theme: Maintaining balance our in all areas of our lives. (material, spiritual, goals, dreams, self etc.) Create and invite good things through focus and faith while staying grounded and present.


You will always have habits – things you do regularly and without conscious thought – but you do have the ability to CHOOSE your habits. – Jonathan Lockwood Huie


617:  We hear a lot about positive affirmations and how using them can transform our lives and our thinking patterns. Now before you start rolling your eyes and thinking “Geez Cat, I don’t have time for affirmations….” here’s something to think about. Every time you alter a thought pattern from negative to positive you’ve created a personal affirmation. It’s as simple as changing “That’s never going to happen for me.” to “What I can I do to make this happen? or This will happen for me”. As I said yesterday, negative thinking blocks our powers of manifestation (and our flow of energy). This upsets our balance (see June’s Theme) and hits us with temporary setbacks. Today the angels are asking us to watch our thought patterns and change negatives into positives. Perform a balance check and ground and center if needed. Your reality is how you perceive it so be confident and move forward in your own power.


Archangel Uriel gives us essential information that we need when we need it. This assists us during the manifestation process by enhancing our problem solving skills so that we can make the decisions that are best for our current situations. The Hindu goddess Lakshmi teaches us that good things happen when we embrace the world with a grateful and appreciative heart. She tells us “ You are worthy of so many wonderful things but first you must get out of your own way! Let me help you to clear the way so that these gifts can be given to you. Make room and feel the lightness it creates within your spirit.”, and the Hindu god Ganesh works closely with Lakshmi. He is the remover of the obstacles that crop up and the ones we create for ourselves, while promoting peace and harmony.


Our Sacred Stones for today include the following: Sodalite is a stone for the mind and encourages clear and calm thinking. It helps us to be objective and helps us to release old mental conditioning and outdated thought patterns as it boosts our self confidence and esteem. Chrysanthemum Stone, which used in conjunction with Ganesh, can help to remove obstacles from our path. Since obstacles tend to pop up during periods of change, this stone promotes the harmony and the balance we need to help our forward progress and Agate is the perfect stone for grounding and balancing our energies. It also helps by raising our consciousness to access our higher self and promoting the awareness and acceptance of who we are and where we want to go in life. It nurtures our spiritual growth and inner strength by helping us to the most of our life experiences.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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Cat’s Morning Bits for April 30, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for April 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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The woods were full of deer;
and running
everywhere
fresh water-
brooks, rundles,
springs and creeks.

-Charlies Reznikoff (1894-1976)


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Spiritual Unite: 9 Signs You Are Experiencing A Synchronicity And what It Means

You have probably heard about synchronicities, or maybe you are reading this article exactly because of a synchronicity bringing you here.
Anyway, synchronicities happen to all of us who are open to receive cosmic messages, to anyone who is tuned into their own truth and their own soul.

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/9-signs-you-are-experiencing-a-synchronicity-and-what-it-means-2/

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ThoughtCo: 11 Pagan Fertility Deities of Beltane

Beltane is a time of great fertility—for the earth itself, for animals, and of course for people as well. This season has been celebrated by cultures going back thousands of years, in a variety of ways, but nearly all shared the fertility aspect. Typically, this is a Sabbat to celebrate gods of the hunt or of the forest, and goddesses of passion and motherhood, as well as agricultural deities. Here is a list of gods and goddesses that can be honored as part of your tradition’s Beltane rituals.

https://www.learnreligions.com/fertility-deities-of-beltane-2561641

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Daily Good: 10 Sharing-Focused Books to Read this Spring

Whenever people come together, something has to be shared. in the workplace, the home, the neighborhood; even in the grocery store. The books in this book list from Shareable, an award winning nonprofit, delve into understanding the what, who, how and why of sharing our way into a brighter future. Dive in and get inspired, excited and sharing.

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2280/10-sharing-focused-books-to-read-this-spring-shareable/

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Elephant Journal: What they Forgot to Tell Us about Spiritual Growth

I’m going to be really vulnerable here and share something that is going to make it easy for you to judge me.
It’s been on my heart and I just need to let it out.

I’m so tired of all the inspirational rah rah rah stories, the “this is what I do to fix x, y, and z.”
Not tired, as in, I’m sick and tired of this in a judgmental way. Tired, as in, absolutely exhausted from them

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/04/what-they-forgot-to-tell-you/

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Spirituality & Health: Curcumin, the Divine, and Happy Spouses
BY KATHRYN DRURY WAGNER
This week’s research dive found lasting effects from a spiritual encounter, reasons to try curcumin, and why having a happy spouse can help you live longer.

https://spiritualityhealth.com/blogs/science-spirit/2019/04/24/science-spirit-curcumin-happy-spouses-and-the-divine

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EarthSky News: Moon and Venus grace eastern morning sky

Late April and early May 2019 present the moon and the planet Venus adorning the eastern sky before sunrise. From most places worldwide, these two brilliant worlds can be viewed at dawn if you’re blessed with clear skies and an unobstructed horizon. After all, the moon and Venus rank as the second-brightest and third-brightest celestial bodies, respectively, after the sun. Unfortunately for far-northern latitudes, like Alaska, viewing the moon and Venus will be extremely difficult because the moon and Venus rise about the same time as the sun at those latitude

https://earthsky.org/tonight/moon-venus-grace-eastern-morning-sky

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Patheos-Pagan:  Protection Magic Basics

In our lives, and especially in our training as practitioners, at times we will feel beset by outside powers. The first response should be grounding and centering, but these are not always sufficient on their own. Sometimes, it may be necessary to create some form of magical protection

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/theothersideofthehedge/2019/04/protection-magic-basics/

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Inner Journey:

TWO VIEWS

“… no matter what our difficulties may be, we recognize that there is a deep untroubled stream flowing below all surface troubles and that we are of one substance with that stream. The soul knows no difficulties.”
— James Thornton

Masters teach that we can experience two completely different states of reality at the same time — from the personality and from the soul.

Author Pema Chödron talks about being hungry, cold and tired but at that same time deeply content. Ram Dass speaks of how the emotional heart can be breaking while we recognize that all is unfolding perfectly.

Allowing our soul to be present with the discomforts of the personality shifts our experience of the discomforts.

“True self simply refers to the aspect of our being that is completely aware of its expanded nature no matter what we may be experiencing in our lives.”
— Martia Nelson

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A Note from the Universe

Resentment, anger, and impatience all have their place. Actually, they’re absolutely priceless, revealing to those who feel them that there are still a few pieces of life’s puzzle they’ve overlooked.

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Beltane Marigold Custard

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2 cups milk
1 cup unsprayed marigold petals
1/4 tsp. salt
3 tbsp. sugar
1 to 2-inch piece vanilla bean
3 egg yolks, slightly beaten
1/8 tsp. allspice
1/8 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp. rose water
whipped cream

Using a clean mortar and pestle reserved for cooking purposes, pound marigold petals. Or, crush with a spoon. Mix the salt, sugar and spices together. Scald milk with the marigolds and the vanilla bean. Remove the vanilla bean and add the slightly beaten yolks and dry ingredients. Cook on low heat. When the mixture coats a spoon, add rose water and cool.

Top with whipped cream, garnish with fresh marigold petals.

http://www.paganlibrary.com/recipes/beltane_marigold_custard.php

 

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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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Daily Wisdom
April 30, 2019

Understanding

“Sometimes it proves the highest understanding not to understand.”

-Baltasar Gracian (1601-1658)

Some things seem beyond our understanding. Certain algebraic formulas, for example – or the mentality of terrorists. This is a complicated world we live in. And we may not understand all of it. But we can expand our faith to accept what understanding we do have, and to build on that. We can take what we know, and learn and grow from here.

 

-Lissa Coffey

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Spirit Library: Claim Your Truth Now

This message is a lovely channel from Archangel Uriel.

It is time to claim your truth, to be in your own light and energy and the truth of your being. This is not an easy task because you have done this before, usually with terrible consequences. Claiming your truth means that you stand in your own light, no matter what others may feel or think about it or how they respond to you. The opposite of your truth is not a lie, it is denial and you must now choose to live in truth or to live in denial, to stand in the bright center of your light or in theits shadowy edges

https://spiritlibrary.com/jennifer-hoffman/claim-your-truth-now

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Sail Away: Cat’s Angel Message for January 17, 2019

 

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Sail Away: Cat’s Angel Message for January 17, 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.


Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. – widely misattributed to Mark Twain


117:  We are the masters of our destiny’s  and the creator of our own reality. While this may sound cliche…. it’s also the truth. All the work we’ve done and  the changes we have made and are making are starting to pay off and the Universe is encouraging us to stick to our path. Stay on course and make a conscious decision to move forward and stay focused on the things that are important to you. If you are not quite where you want to be then take time to readjust your course. The key is to listen to your inner guidance and let go of your worries and fears as you continue to push onward. Our angels understand that we sometimes get discouraged when results don’t happen right away. So they are reminding us to have faith in ourselves and in the loving energy of the Divine. The wheels are turning behind the scenes and things are falling into place. Today’s keywords are: Focus-Forward-Patience.


Archangel Raziel gently guides us through the manifestation process so that we are more adept at creating what we  need and what we  want. Remember that NEED and WANT are two separate things and by concentrating on need first all else will fall into place. The Ascended Master Babaji helps us to create a strong, clear line to the angels and the Divine Source. He teaches through breath-work which calms the body and mind and and brings clarity and focus. And the Greek goddess Artemis helps us to set new goals to replace the ones that aren’t paying off , fell by the wayside or just didn’t work out. Ask her for guidance and to aid your intuitive skills. She says “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 Pietersite (The Tempest Stone). Use this stone to help access our intuition and create a link to a loving level of guidance. It helps to strengthen the will and increases our focus of where we really want life to take us. It helps us to rid ourselves of negative energy and replaces it with calm.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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Making Room: Cat’s Angel Message for December 16, 2018 

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Making Room: Cat’s Angel Message for December 16, 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.


“Sometimes,” said Pooh, “the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.” – A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)


1216:  Today the Universe is gently reminding us that our thoughts create reality. The more we focus on what’s good in our lives the happier we are. This doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t want something better or to make things better for ourselves. Remember that by focusing on the good things and the things that we can control it creates a positive flow of energy which brings good things back to us. As we start the countdown to the new year it’s time to release old habits, patterns and thought forms. Embrace your power and make room for the blessings that are headed your way. The Universe and your spiritual helpers are here to ensure that all of your needs are met. The opportunity to create something great is here, so allow yourself to take advantage of what’s being offered.


Archangel Jophiel helps us to see the beauty within and around us. And by embracing this beauty we super charge the currents of positive flow. The Ascended Master Babaji shows the best way to simplify our lives and his wisdom is best accessed through breath work. The Ascended Master Buddha is also helpful in the letting go process. His lessons include balance and moderation. These two things help us to see the areas within our lives that need attention.


Our Sacred Stone for today is Green Calcite. This stone helps to dissolve old and outdated beliefs, aids communication and assists in the transition of what no longer serves us into something positive.  Calcite can also be used to promote the balance of your chakras. When our chakras are in balance it’s easier to live the attitude of gratitude.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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