Cat’s Morning Bits for February 25, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for February 25, 2020

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 winter
all the singing is in
the tops of the trees.
-Mary Oliver (1935-2019)

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Spiritual Unite: 10 Best Crystals to Boost Your Mood

Crystals are highly beneficial to uplift and boost your mood. They can heal the deep-seated tissues in your body and improve your energy and senses by preventing stress and anxiety.

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ThoughtCo: Setting Up Your Magical Altar

The altar is often the focus of religious ceremony, and is usually found at the center of a Wiccan rite. It’s essentially a table used for holding all of the ritual tools, and can also be used as a workspace in spell casting.

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MBG: A DIY Guide To Manifesting Your Highest Self With An Altar

Curating an altar in your home is a wonderful way to invite positive energy and healing into your space. Religions and cultures around the world have been using them to honor deities and ancestors for generations, and today, anyone can make their own for a number of functions and intentions.

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Spirit Library: Living the Great Mystery

On a recent radio appearance, the conversation turned to the importance of retelling stores and creation myths, especially when things look bleak, as many believe they do today. Native American legends sometimes refer to an old woman as the Creator

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Today’s DIY: Bombs Away with Seed Bombs

Seed bombing has been popular in urban areas for some time. But the idea is applicable for other areas as well. What is seed bombing? It’s a fun, easy, and environmentally friendly way to plant large or difficult to reach areas. Children especially seem to enjoy the fun so it makes a good family project.

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Elephant Journal: Grace, Darshan & Shakti—3 Gems of Hindu Wisdom to infuse into our Lives.

As the oldest religion known to humans, Hinduism has had thousands of years to explore meaning and purpose.
The art of understanding the complexities of human nature have been recorded in the Vedas and Agamas—Hinduism’s catechism, poetry, doctrines, commandments, and postulations.

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MNN: Why Germany’s little gardens are a way of life

Scattered throughout Germany are collections of what look like tiny houses surrounded by well-kept gardens. But people don’t live in these small structures with flourishing yards. These are allotment gardens — a take on community gardens also known as Kleingarten or Schrebergarten. Originally developed to facilitate health and wellness, these gardens are described by The Local as a “a concept, a goal, a way of life.”

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EarthSky News: Moon and Venus close around February 27 and 28

The early evenings of February 27 and 28, 2020 feature a close pairing of the waxing crescent moon with the brightest planet, Venus. Look for them in the western twilight, shortly after sunset. The moon and Venus rank as the 2nd-brightest and….

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Patheos-Pagan: The Joy of Kitchen Altars

The kitchen is the hearth center of the home, a place where we spend lots of energy, time and magick. It’s a place of creation, comfort and security. Whether your kitchen is more of a pit stop on the way to the living room, or the center of your home, the kitchen remains a focal point in most cultures.

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Inner Journey:

QUESTIONS THAT AREN’T HELPFUL

“We accept many notions because they seem to be the logical answers to our questions. But have we asked the right questions?”
— Harold L. Klawans

Sometimes we ask questions for which we really don’t want the answer! Nonetheless, when we ask a question, our subconscious minds will get to work to answer us.

Here are some examples of questions we want to avoid:
• What’s wrong with me?
• How long could this take?
• What could go wrong?
• How much trouble could it be?
• How hard could it be?

Asking questions can be empowering – as long as they’re smart questions!

“The uncreative mind can spot wrong answers, but it takes a very creative mind to spot wrong questions.”
— Anthony Jay

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A Note from the Universe

How’d you like a little peek into the future? Oh, I really shouldn’t, but you so rock, I figure this indulgence, just once, will be all right.

You’re sitting around a warm and cozy fireplace surrounded by friends and boisterous laughter. Early-morning snow gently falling across the countryside is visible from the enormous, ceiling-high windows beside you. Everyone is sipping hot chocolate, and reminiscing about the fabulous circumstances that have brought you together, brimming with even more excitement for times to come. And then you chime in, “If only we knew how inevitable this all was, we never would have worried so much. If only we had the slightest inkling that our challenges, lacks, and issues would sooner make possible the whirlwind of events that swiftly followed… we’d have been as proud then, as we are now.”

And then everyone nods and laughs thoughtfully, and starts taking selfies.

Not a word,

The Universe

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Today’s Recipe: Hug in a Mug Cake

I must warn you that once you read this article you will have the ability to produce a small, individual serving of delicious chocolate cake from scratch in less than 10 minutes. I know from experience that possessing this knowledge can lead to the over-consumption of chocolate cake. So you have been forewarned; only proceed with this article if you feel you are responsible enough to have this information with no ill effects.

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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
February 25, 2020

Sharing

“Sharing what you have is more important than what you have.”

-Albert M. Wells, Jr.

Sharing is not limited to material things. We can share our memories, experiences, and knowledge for example. The beauty in this is that we aren’t giving those things away – we couldn’t if we tried! But they are so valuable, and they become even more valuable when we share them with other people. The most simple advice can be such a treasure. The fact that we are open and willing to share what we have learned can make this journey more beneficial for all of us.

-Lissa Coffey

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Daily Tarot:  The Hermit

The Hermit is a strong indication that you need to spend some time alone. He is a solitary figure who gains insight through meditation and reflection, and you can benefit from doing the same. There is an emphasis on peace and patience today. Don’t be in such a hurry to get to the next step. All good things truly come to those who wait.

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Faith or Fear: Cat’s Angel Message for February 7, 2020

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Faith or Fear: Cat’s Angel Message for February 7, 2020

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


Faith is trusting in the good. Fear is putting your trust in the bad. – Rhonda Byrne


27:  Our daily readings focus quite often on faith. Faith isn’t inherent to just one religion it encompasses them all, including spirituality. While we can have faith in many things one of the most important things to have is faith in ourselves. Our personal faith enhances our intuition and helps us to have a better understanding of self, and our inner workings. Remember that the Universe and the angels are here to helps us but we must be willing to do our part. (This sounds familiar… right?) This is where faith in yourself comes into play and the stronger your faith the more you can create. Today the Universe is asking us to surround ourselves with our faith and remain open to the guidance and messages that you receive. Allow yourself to move forward with grace and an optimistic outlook!


Today’s Spiritual Guides include: Archangel Haniel showers us with stardust, illuminating our thoughts and memories so that we can remember what magickal beings we truly are, which assists us in the creation process. In turn, this shows us how to receive with grace and gratitude. This process accelerates when we allow beauty and harmony to surround us. It’ helps us to enjoy ourselves which makes blessings easier to receive.

The Ascended Master Saint Germain helps us to persevere in our personal quests and provides us with courage and direction. He teaches us how to clear the way and free our minds from worry so that we can work on more important things and shows us the way to comfortably interact with people who can help us achieve our goals.

The Hindu Goddess White Tara embodies the beauty of Divine love and shows us the path to strengthening or restoring our faith. She says: “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 for today include:

Crazy Lace Agate gently boosts our self confidence and concentration while reestablishing our overall feelings of wholeness and well-being. It’s an excellent grounding stone that helps to bring balance between our negative and positive emotions.

Amazonite. This stone is sometimes called the stone of hope. It helps us to speak our truth with confidence and instills us with hope itself. It calms and soothes frayed nerves during times of stress and helps us to feel and embrace universal love. It works with both heart and throat chakras.

Mookite, a form of Jasper that comes in many creamy color combinations, promotes decision making and versatility. These things are important when we are faced with new experiences and find ourselves faced with the need to take action. It encourages us to be flexible during times of change and helps us to embrace new experiences with an open sense of adventure.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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Life Is A Dare : Cat’s Angel Message for December 27, 2019

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Life Is A Dare : Cat’s Angel Message for December 27, 2019

December’s Theme: It’s time to be proactive about replacing the old with the new. This is more easily done by allowing yourself to use your natural abilities and creativity and by surrounding yourself with love and laughter.


It is not because life is difficult that we do not dare. Life is difficult because we do not dare. – Seneca


1227:  As we enter the final days of December the angels are asking us to remain strong and steady in our faith. Our faith helps us to move forward on our path and brings us both grace and confidence. Remember that faith isn’t inherent to just religious paths, it also includes spirituality. Now through the end of the month, it will be important to pay attention to the messages you receive. If you have hit a rough patch recently or things have been rough for a while, the angels want us to know that we are cared for. They are here to help and support us and want to see us succeed. Do your best to stay focused on your dreams and desires and don’t let fear and uncertainty get you down. You are never alone so don’t be afraid to ask for guidance or assistance. Your intuitive skills and focus will serve you well today as well. If it feels right then use that information to move forward to help meet your goals.


Archangel Uriel can help us to overcome obstacles by showing us where the solutions are that will lead to our success. He provides us with additional information that we need to make the most informed decisions we can. No problem is too great or too small for him to assist with. Uriel also helps us to gain spiritual understanding and creative insight. Today is a good day to simply touch base with him, ask for help if needed or simply express gratitude for the blessing in your life.

The Ascended Master Serapis Bey helps us to release our troubles and offers clear guidance and motivation regarding our own self-improvement. He also helps us gain spiritual insight and teaches us that loving care is essential to navigating change.

The Hindu Goddess White Tara embodies the beauty of Divine love and shows us the path to strengthening or restoring our faith. She says:  “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 for today include:

Agate. This humble stone is the perfect one 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 make the most of our life experiences.

Apophyllite promotes a strong connection between the physical body and the information that is transmitted from the spiritual realms. It also helps to bring Universal love into the decision making process so that min and spirit are connected.

Bloodstone gives us the ability to adapt to the changes that are taking place more easily. It strengthens our intuition and promotes good decision making.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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Cat’s Morning Bits for February 8, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for February 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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The sleet streams,
The snow flies;
The fawn dreams
With wide brown eyes.
-William Rose Bent (1886-1950)

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Spiritual Unite: Cypress Tree Symbolism – Ambition And Trinities

Trees have a rich and extensive symbolism all over the world, and the cypress tree has its fair share of the spotlight.
Its symbolism is mostly found in the Islamic world and across Europe, though in this day and age all symbolism has become global

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/cypress-tree-symbolism-ambition-and-trinities/

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MBG: So Turns Out Bees Can Do Math — As If They Needed Another Reason To Be Amazing

We’ve got a lot to thank bees for—our entire environment basically depends on their survival, after all. And as if they weren’t impressive enough already, scientists just found out they can actually do basic arithmetic.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/bees-can-do-math

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Spirit Library:  Conscious Connection with All That You Are

Hello Divine Ones,

We greet you in love. We are here, today to speak with you about self-care. Self-care in an expanded way – a way that is about you living here in conscious connection with all that you are.

https://spiritlibrary.com/ailia-mira/conscious-connection-with-all-that-you-are

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Tetraktys: 5 Zen Ideas and How to Apply Them
I’ve already written a few times about Zen Buddhism but I like to get back to it from time to time. The reason for it is that Zen is more of a philosophy or a way of life than a traditional religion. People often say that about Buddhism in general, but Zen is by far the least dogmatic sect of the religion.

https://www.thetetraktys.com/2019/5-zen-ideas-and-how-to-apply-them/

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Elephant Journal: Venus & the 12 Love-Styles of the Zodiac.

Ah Venus! We all know that somehow Venus connotes love. She’s the Roman goddess associated with sexual desire, beauty, wine, roses, and all things abundantly lovely.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/02/venus-and-the-12-love-styles-of-the-zodiac-cultivate-cosmic-self-love-and-romance-through-astrology/

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EarthSky News: Moon, Mars, Uranus from February 9 to 11

On February 9, 10 and 11, 2019, use the moon to find the red planet Mars, which still shines as brightly as a 1st-magnitude star, or one of the brightest stars in our sky. Then let Mars help you find a much fainter planet, distant Uranus. You’ll have no trouble seeing Mars, even in the glare of the waxing crescent moon. But chances are you won’t spot the planet Uranus with the eye alone; use your binoculars for this one, or a small telescope

https://earthsky.org/tonight/moon-mars-uranus-from-february-9-11

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Patheos-Pagan: Winter’s Lessons of Silence: Putting the “Be” Back in Imbolc

During the Imbolc-tide leading up to High Winter, I received a message from the dark earth below me. As I observed the yellow grass in my back-yard temple, and how it ceases to grow in winter… and the tulip poplar tree stands so still, stripped bare of his leaves, they reminded me about the importance of dormancy.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/witchonfire/2019/02/putting-the-be-back-in-imbolc/

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Inner Journey:

APPLY WHAT YOU KNOW

“Knowledge of any kind … brings about a change in awareness from where it is possible to create new realities.”
— Deepak Chopra

As we evolve, we handle knowledge in different ways. We tend to move through these stages:
• We are unaware.
• We become aware of facts, data, information.
• We comprehend meaning from the facts.
• We can personally apply the information in our lives.
• We have wisdom – enlightened, we can lovingly apply our knowledge to world affairs.
• We live in truth.

How have you personally experienced a shifting of applying knowledge from one level to the next?

“More important than finding the teacher is finding and following the truth of the teaching….”
— Sogyal Rinpoche

“There can be no knowledge without emotion. We may be aware of a truth, yet until we have felt its force, it is not ours. To the cognition of the brain must be added the experience of the soul.”
— Arnold Bennett

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A Note from the Universe

Usually miracles happen a good bit before you see their effects.

Like starlight reaching the earth, except faster.

Which means some really huge ones may have already happened.

Act surprised,

The Universe

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Today’s Recipe: Blueberry Yogurt Loaf Cake

This is a simple and healthy alternative to standard cakes because no butter is required. You can easily pair a slice of this loaf cake with coffee, tea, or milk. To sweeten this cake up, you can add a nice glaze on top, whip cream or glazed fresh berries.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Blueberry-Yogurt-Loaf-Cake.html

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

Intentions: Love, Pleasure, Affairs of the Heart, Romance, Marriage, Sexual Matters, Physical Beauty, Friendship and Partnerships, Strangers, Peace, Healing, Beauty, gentleness and Women’s Issues.

Incense: Strawberry, Sandalwood, Rose, Saffron, Verbena and Vanilla
Planet: Venus
Sign: Libra and Taurus
Angel: Ariel
Colors: Green, Pink, Aqua
Herbs/Plants: Pink Rose, Ivy, Birch, Heather, Clematis, Sage, Violet and Water Lilly

Stones: Rose Quartz, Moonstone, Pink Tourmaline, Peridot, Emerald and Jade
Oil: (Venus) Cardamom, Palmrosa, Rose, Yarrow, Apple Blossom, Musk, Ambergris

Goddesses: Astarte, Aphrodite, Erzulie, Aida Wedo, Eve, Venus, Freya, Diana, Aset [Isis], The Witch Of Gaeta, Chalchiuhtlique

 

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Daily Wisdom
February 8, 2019

Grace

“Grace comes into the soul, as the morning sun into the world; first a dawning; then a light; and at last the sun in his full and excellent brightness.”

-Thomas Adams (1640)
First we glimpse it, then we recognize it, then we know it as ours. Then we embrace it, and bask in its beautiful glow. And then it starts to radiate from us, and we see it as a part of who we are. This is the process of our spiritual growth. With grace comes love and patience and acceptance and reverence. It’s awesome!

-Lissa Coffey

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

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Thought For The Day: Jan. 21, 2019 “Moving Forward”

Happy Monday,

Moving on. This happens to all of us at some point in our lives. The point is that things change.  People change, we change, relationships change, circumstances change. Often no one is to blame because things just happen.  Remember that change brings growth and by moving on with grace we pave the way  for the blessings that lie ahead.

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Shine -Inspire-Be inspired-Grow!: Cat’s Angel Message for February 19, 2018 

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Shine -Inspire-Be inspired-Grow!: Cat’s Angel Message for February 19, 2018  

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

Inspire people to do things for themselves. Inspire people to think for themselves.

 

-Bono

219: Throughout our lives we constantly learn new things and it is through this process that we continue to grow. The knowledge and insights that we acquire can be shared and plays an important role in our “service to others”. Service to others means that we are putting them before ourselves and while this is a good thing the angels want us to remember the importance of balance. We can tip the scales in either direction and give too much or not enough. There are many ways that we can be of service and lead or teach others, however the simplest forms are through word, deed or example. If you think about it it’s pretty cool that these simple things have the power to inspire those around us whether we’re aware of it or not. Today we are being asked to share our light with others through word, deed or example. Look to the people who inspire you and strive to inspire others.  Shine -Inspire-Be Inspired-Grow!

Archangel Haniel brings grace into our lives. She shows us the path to peace and harmony and helps us to stay poised under stress. Mother Mary teaches us about compassion which is so needed in the world today. The path to true compassion embodies both love and understanding of your own views and those of others and the Ascended Master Buddha helps us stay centered in peace and helps us to find our balance point.

Our Sacred Stone for today is Malachite. Which helps to support friendships and promotes empathy towards others. It also strengthens our ability to absorb and process information so that we can show our feelings in a positive way.

Bright blessings for a magickal day!

Cat

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An Encouraging Word: Cat’s Angel Message for January 7 , 2018  

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An Encouraging Word: Cat’s Angel Message for January 7 , 2018  

January’s Theme: Focus on dreams and goals not your fears or past happenings. Thoughts manifest into reality and through positive focus we lessen the power of the things we fear.

A student never forgets an encouraging private word,
when it is given with sincere respect and admiration.
– William Lyon Phelps

17: Sometimes it feels like no one notices when we seek to improve ourselves or our situation. people are more likely to tell us that we are screwing up instead of saying “Good Job”. So today we are receiving a big hug from the Angels. They simply want you to know that you are doing a good job and are on the right path.  They are surrounding  you with positive vibes so open up to receive this gift. Embrace this energy and then send it back out in the universe. This helps you to draw and generate more good things that can be shared with others.  The angels are also asking us to acknowledge the work of others. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if everyone told someone else “Good job!” “Way to go!” or “Thank you for doing your best!” It is through simple things like these that inspire the growth of unity and community. Share some of your optimistic energy today with others for a win-win situation.

Archangel Haniel helps us to be patient with ourselves and with others. She teaches us how to live in grace and peace. The Egyptian goddess Isis fills us with peaceful power, confidence and graceful strength. Helps our spirit to soar and encourages us to inspire ourselves and others, while ascended Master Maitreya (aka Laughing Buddha) promotes laughter, joy and peace, and his joyful spirit helps us to release anxiety and worry.

Bright blessings for a magickal day!

Cat

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