Thought For The Day: Feb. 19, 2021 “Bye Bye Stress’

Happy Friday,

Today’s thought is a reminder eliminating drama and creating boundaries. We often have people in our lives who simply create stress. Sometimes it done intentionally and sometimes it just happens. The key lies in knowing the difference. If someone is constantly pushing your buttons because they get a kick from upsetting you then maybe it’s time to let them go. Your peace of mind is worth more than someone else’s drama.

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Thought For The Day: July 17, 2020 “Rise Up, Rise Above”

Happy Friday,

Walk away from negative people and situations. Take a break from the media and online drama. Do something today that makes you happy and brings you peace. Look for the beauty, the amazing, the one good thing. Embrace gratitude and tiny miracles. Rise up and rise above!

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The River Flows: Cat’s Angel Message for January 28, 2020

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The River Flows: Cat’s Angel Message for January 28, 2020

January’s Theme: Stay focused on your desires and not your fears or past happenings. Our thoughts are ready to manifest into reality so stay focused on where you want to go instead of where you’ve been.


The River of Life flows – and all else is our drama. – Jonathan Lockwood Huie


128:  Drama, it’s everywhere. Today the Universe is gently reminding us that when we get caught up in everyday dramas we lose our focus and our momentum. Let yourself rise above these distractions and direct your energy into creating new opportunities and opening new doors. To take advantage of these blessings we must be willing to let go of old habits and thought patterns. Both of which can be centered around the dramas (direct and indirectly) taking place in our lives. Allow your inner wisdom to guide you as it will keep you from getting sidetracked. Remember to stay flexible because when one door opens another will close. This initiates and activates growth and opportunity. Remember, the angels will not do this for you and you must do your part to make things happen. The combination of thoughts, actions, and energies will all play a major role in our overall success and the key is in maintaining focus and keeping an optimistic outlook to make things flow.


Today’s Spiritual Guides include:

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 sets us on the path of commitment to our purpose by providing courage and direction.

The Ascended Master Sanat Kumara helps us find the energy we need to keep going and rise above negative experiences and thought patterns

The Hindu Mother Goddess Durga teaches us how to create boundaries and maintain them as well as protecting yourself from the negative energy of others. She says: ” Personal boundaries are important to your well being. It is sometimes best to walk away. I can help you to step back and give you the self assurance to do what is in your best interest.”


Our Sacred Stones for today include:

Aventurine teaches us how to give and receive gracefully. Both are necessary for healthy relationships with self and others and it allows the Universe to care for you. Aventurine also helps to dispel the anger and irritation that sometimes arise when we are stuck in the “what I lack” mind loop.

Lepidolite helps us to focus on the important things. It filters out distractions and obsessive thinking as it soothes and heals stress, reminding us to just breathe.

Rose Quartz today to bring inner peace and harmony. The energy of this stone is very soothing and can help calm frazzled nerves. It helps to promotes the softer, move loving view that we need to embrace gratitude, it soothes and clears the emotions and fills us with loving compassion. It works with the heart chakra to gently wash away negative feelings that we harbor against ourselves and lifts the emotions to promote joy and peace. It opens our heart and shows us the love in relationships and situations, which helps us find a balancing point Use this gentle stone to shower yourself with loving care and to send healing to those little places that most need it.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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Thought For The Day: Sept. 27, 2019 “No Drama”

Happy Friday,

Personal dramas are everywhere. By engaging in or encouraging drama we are effectively giving away valuable time and energy, as well as damaging our inner well being. Remember…. “Peace of mind can be found in the absence of drama. ~Cat”

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Cat’s Morning Bits for September 5, 2019

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for September 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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Upon this leafy bush
With thorns and roses in it,
Flutters a thing of light,
A twittering linnet.
-Walter de la Mare (1873-1956)

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Natural Living Ideas: 8 Slippery Elm Bark Benefits + How To Make Slippery Elm Tea

Slippery elm, also known as Ulmus Rubra, contains a potent healing agent under its hard, outer bark exterior. The inner bark of this tree, first used medically by Native Americans, is often utilized for its numerous medicinal and herbal properties that promote health and well-being.

https://www.naturallivingideas.com/slippery-elm/

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ThoughtCo: Ten Activities for Pagan Kids

For many Pagans and Wiccans, it’s hard to find kid-friendly activities that celebrate our spiritual path. Believe it or not, sharing your beliefs with your kids is easier than you think. After all, you’re the parent, so you can lead by example. Show your children what you do, and they’ll emulate you in their own way.

https://www.learnreligions.com/top-activities-for-pagan-kids-2561824

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Orange Color Meaning – The Color Orange
The color orange is a combination of red and yellow. It is a bright and warm color. It represents fire, sun, fun, warmth and tropical surroundings. Orange is considered a fun, light color with appetizing and delicious qualities.

https://www.color-meanings.com/orange-color-meaning-the-color-orange/

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MBG: The Latest On Why Certain Sounds Are Physically & Emotionally Healing

It’s a Wednesday evening, and I’m lying in a dark room in Woom’s meditation studio in downtown Manhattan, packed like a sardine next to dozens of other people who also gathered to listen to Alexandre Tannous, a legend in the field of sound healing, work through his armory of singing bowls, chimes, and gongs.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/how-sound-healing-and-binaural-beats-can-boost-mental-and-physical-health

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Daily Good: My Small Moment of Mending Brokenness

“I used to believe that I was a very accepting person. But a few weeks ago, something happened at my workplace that made me recognize my own brokenness — it helped me see the disconnect between my values, and how I respond in certain moments. I work at the front desk of a hotel. On multiple occasions over the past couple of weeks, a sex-worker reserved a room on our property. Sitting at the front desk I’d see her interacting with people in the corridor, I’d see her check-in and check-out. And I would have this incredibly palpable feeling of disgust come up whenever she walked by…But there was another side of me which was like, “Wait a minute! At the end of the day, she’s a human being with a soul and inside of her is the beauty that Mother Earth puts in each and every one of us. So why am I judging her?” What follows is a simple yet profound story of healing. { read more } http://www.dailygood.org/story/2397/a-small-moment-of-mending-brokenness-tejas-doshi/

Be The Change

Experiment with regarding people ‘in the light of what they suffer’ this week. Notice whether this practice catalyzes any shifts within you.

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Elephant Journal: When I realized “Letting Go” wasn’t helpful & what I do Instead.

It’s a hard thing to go through periods of life that are confronting and uncertain.
Often, it’s in these moments that we retreat and isolate—we don’t have the energy to catch up with our loved ones or the desire to burden others with our suffering. We feel vulnerable, so we suffer alone, in silence.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/09/letting-go-of-trauma/

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MNN: Humpback whales share songs on their travels

Want to know where a whale has been on its long-distance oceanic travels? Try listening to its songs, say scientists from the University of St. Andrews. New research, published in Royal Society’s journal Open Science, reveals that migrating humpback whales swap songs during their journey in the South Pacific.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/humpback-whales-share-songs-while-traveling

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EarthSky News: Moon, Jupiter, Saturn September 5 to 7

These next several evenings – September 5, 6 and 7, 2019 – feature the moon and the solar system’s two largest gas giant planets, Jupiter and Saturn. Given clear skies, you can’t miss the moon and Jupiter. The moon is the second-brightest celestial object, after the sun;

https://earthsky.org/tonight/moon-jupiter-saturn-september-5-6-7

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Patheos-Pagan: Witch Drama

I’m blessed to be a part of several Witchy/Pagan communities. These communities inspire my personal practice and serve as a foundation of how I show up in the world. The different traditions I’m dedicated to inform who I am as a Witch and a Pagan.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/thewitchesnextdoor/2019/09/witch-drama/

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Inner Journey:

CONQUER FEAR WITH ACTION

“Your fears are not walls, but hurdles. Courage is not the absence of fear, but the conquering of it.”
— Dan Millman

How do we conquer fear? With action. Millman says that action is the ONLY way to move through fear.

Fear aims to stop us in our tracks. When we step forward anyway, our anxiety eases. We begin to pay attention to what’s actually going on instead of being trapped in fearful speculation. When we’ve done it once, we can do it again. And again. And again.

“Many of our fears are tissue-paper-thin, and a single courageous step would carry us clear through them.”
— Brendan Francis

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Today’s Deity: Pomona

Areas of Influence: Pomona was one of the Numina, the Roman guardian spirits who watched over people, homes and special places. She protected fruiting trees and gardens.
She is an agricultural Goddess, responsible for the care and cultivation of fruit trees and orchards.

https://www.goddess-guide.com/pomona.html

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A Note from the Universe

If you can make just one person smile today, if only by giving them one of yours it just might change their entire week, which just might change their entire life.

I know these things,

The Universe

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Today’s Recipe: Nice Cream in Chocolate Bowls

This is a fun and fancy recipe that you can make from things you probably have at home right now. The nice cream is made of a couple ingredients in a blender or food processor, and it gets scooped inside beautiful chocolate bowls you make with the help of balloons. Top it off with beautiful abstract art made of chocolate scribbles, and you’re set to wow your friends and family!

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Nice-Cream-in-Chocolate-Bowls.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
September 5, 2019

Teachers

“No man can reveal to you aught but that which already lies half asleep in the dawning of your knowledge. The teacher who walks in the shadow of the temple, among his followers, gives not of his wisdom but rather of his faith and his lovingness. If he is indeed wise he does not bid you enter the house of his wisdom, but rather leads you to the threshold of your own mind.”

-Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931)

All of the knowledge and wisdom of the world is available to us at all times. We have only to tap into it to make use of it. The truth is that we don’t need anyone to tell us anything! But… until we can fully make use of our gifts, we could use someone to show us the way. Life is hard enough trying to make it on our own. Thanks goodness that we have teachers to guide us and give us some direction.

-Lissa Coffey

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Daily Tarot: Death

There’s a sense of security in what is old, and with something new coming into your life it’s natural to be a bit afraid. Give this new situation a chance and give yourself time to get comfortable with the new conditions. It could be as simple as getting your hair cut or changing your glasses frames, but it could be much bigger than that.

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Thought For the Day: August 23, 2019 “Constant Drama”

Happy Friday,

Drama, whether it’s your own or someone else’s, can be difficult to steer clear of and we often find ourselves caught up in it. It seems to be human nature to spew our garbage all over those around us. If you are constantly caught up in one drama or another it’s time to take a good look at the things and people who are creating it. Is it time to let go of someone or something? Is it worth your time and energy in the drama or is it time to focus on something else? You always have a choice.

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Thought For The Day: Feb. 19, 2019 “The Drama Sponge”

Happy Tuesday,

Are you a drama sponge? A drama sponge absorbs whats going on around them both directly and indirectly.  While some people thrive on drama, the poor sponge gets it whether they want it or not. As always we have a choice to let it affect us or keep it at bay. Remember that your personal, mental, emotional and spiritual well being is more important than getting caught up in the harmful dramas around you. Maybe it’s time to wring yourself out and dry yourself off……

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Cat’s Morning Bits for August 28, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for August 28, 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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Cornfields bow the head,
Sheltered in round valley depths,
On low hills outspread.
Early leaves drop loitering down
Weightless on the breeze,
First fruits of the year’s decay
From the withering trees.
–Christina Georgina Rossetti (1830–94)

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MBG: Research Just Found That People Tend To Have ‘Benevolence Bias’ — Here’s Why We Should Actively Change That

People judge each other very, very quickly. First impressions are made literally within a tenth of a millisecond, and studies have shown people continue to stick to their first impressions even after being presented with facts proving those snap assessments wrong. In other words, the way someone perceives you at the moment you meet—independent of anything you might say or do later—can have an enormous impact on your relationship with that person.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/do-you-have-benevolence-bias

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Daily Good:

Goodness is about character – integrity, honesty, kindness, generosity, moral courage, and the like. More than anything else, it is about how we treat other people. – Dennis Prager –

Why Looking for the Good in Others Matters

How do you provide kindness? When it seems like nothing else is good in the world, that feeling becomes even more important. Learn what moral elevation is and how it can help you make the world a better place. { read more }

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2081/how-seeing-the-good-in-people-can-help-bridge-our-differences-jill-suttie/

Be The Change

What is one thing you can do this week to practice moral elevation in your own life?

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Elephant Journal: Getting back to Ourselves when Everything Feels Off (& we Don’t Know Why).

The first time I experienced feeling off—for no particular reason—was in fourth grade.
I remember, as my mom pulled into the half-egg of Cottonwood Intermediate school’s drive, thinking about having to sit through that morning assembly. I imagined a knife digging into the back of my throat, sharp, and working to cut loose a cry.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/08/getting-back-to-ourselves-when-everything-feels-off-we-dont-know-why/

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MNN: Improve your odds of having a lucid dream with these 3 techniques

Lucid dreaming, the act of realizing we’re dreaming and exerting some control over both our actions and the narrative, is something many of us have experienced at one point or another. Most of the time these all-access tickets to the wilds of our imagination occur by chance. But what if you could improve the odds of turning every night into a choose-your-own-adventure trip down the rabbit hole?

Read more…………….

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EarthSky News: Ophiuchus is part of the zodiac, too

Tonight, look for the faint constellation Ophiuchus the Serpent Bearer. It appears in the south to southwest sky on August and September evenings, above the bright ruddy star Antares, the brightest in the constellation Scorpius the Scorpion.

http://earthsky.org/tonight/ophiuchus-highest-on-august-evenings

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Patheos-Pagan: Community, Drama and Being Human

There was recently drama in the Pagan community. What it was about is no matter, as we have gone through an entire eclipse season, a Mercury in Retrograde that has seemingly affected everyone, and a planet full of upheaval. All we can do is observe at this time, right?

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/witchindeed/2018/08/community-drama-and-being-human/

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Tetrakyts: Know Your Craft: All Five Types of Magick Explained
Hello witches! As a witch, you need to know about your craft. What is magick to you? How do you practice? What is your favorite type of magick? If you can’t answer to these questions, you’ll have a hard time pursuing your magickal studies. Today, we’re gonna talk about it. After you’ve red this article, all of these topics will be much clearer to you. So let’s get down to business!

https://www.thetetraktys.com/2018/know-your-craft-five-types-magick-explained/

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Inner Journey:  

LEVELS OF CONSCIOUSNESS

“The greatest discovery of my generation is that man can alter his life simply by altering his attitude of mind.”
— William James

Here is one perspective on levels of consciousness and some descriptive words to help us identify the differences:
• Not conscious – instinctual, follower
• Subconscious – habitual, robotic, reactive
• Conscious – aware, intelligent, conceptual, reflective
• Superconscious – intuitive, guiding, truthful, loving, universal

Reflect on how you typically move through your day. As we use our minds more consciously, we open up to the superconsciousness.

“Utilizing your conscious mind to direct the subconscious mind to enter into communication and harmony with the universal mind is the secret of personal power.”
— Delfin Knowledge System

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A Note from the Universe

Having a dream is more important than having it come true.

Just a little oddity to spin the wheels of your mind.

Ciao,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Greek Stifatho with Orzo

Stifatho is a traditional Greek stew containing tomatoes and onions.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Greek-Stifatho-Stifado-Recipe.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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Daily Wisdom
August 28, 2018

Reality

“Nothing which is at all times and in every way agreeable to us can have objective reality. It is of the very nature of the real that it should have sharp corners and rough edges, that it should be resistant, should be itself. Dream-furniture is the only kind on which you never stub your toes or bang your knee.”

-C.S. Lewis

We’ve often heard the phrase “harsh reality.” As if reality can smack us in the face. But that smack could just be a wake-up call to alert us to the bigger “reality.” When we stub a toe, we’re brought immediately to the present moment! Living in present-moment awareness we can more clearly see what is real and what is not, what is important and what is dispensable.

-Lissa Coffey

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Beliefnet: 12 Ways to Transform Your Life
Taking the time to transform your life will have long lasting effects on your future and your overall happiness.

Read More……….

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Thought For The Day: August 23, 2018 “The Art of Wisdom”

Happy Thursday,

Today’s thought is about choosing your battles wisely and knowing when to just walk away. Drama is everywhere and it’s easy to get caught up in it. Like many other things this IS a choice. Our challenge is to be the bigger and better person. Be the wise person and let drama pass you by, shut the door in it’s face and walk away. Your inner peace will thank you for it.

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Thought For The Day: April 26, 2018 “Are You Upset?”

Happy Thursday,

 

We all have the choice whether to engage in drama or to walk away from it. To some people every little upset is a big deal. They don’t forgive, forget or let go. Holding on to every “upset’ uses up time and energy that could be spent on better things. Word of advice? Don’t be one of these people. You have better things to do and besides….. your inner peace will thank you for it!

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