Cat’s Morning Bits for November 9, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for November 9, 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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Dry leaves upon the wall,
Which flap like rustling wings, and seek escape;
A single frosted cluster on the grape
Still hangs-and that is all.

-Sarah Chauncey Woolsey (1835-1905)

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Daily Good: The Gift of Threshold Moments

Like moments of joy, awe, or bliss, threshold moments are experiences to notice, appreciate, and treasure “. . . where sound trails off into silence, time disappears into timelessness, and the known world is engulfed by the great mystery.” It is not the full moments sometimes but the empty ones that can touch us deeply and profoundly. The gaps rather than the events that give us a glimpse of great mystery. The transitions, shifts, or pauses rather than the activities themselves that make us realize how much we don’t know and cannot comprehend. In this beautiful and profound essay, Sam Keen shines a spotlight on threshold moments, celebrating and elevating them, like jewels of wisdom.

http://www.dailygood.org/story/1835/the-song-of-the-wood-thrush-sam-keen/

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Elephant Journal: We Can’t Truly Love Ourselves until we Stop Saying these 2 Words.

Two words.
They flash in my head like dayglow in the dark and roll off my tongue at rapid speed, like a wakeful child barreling out of bed to the tree on Christmas morning.
Of the thousands of words that I could pull together to respond to benign actions, such as walking in when someone is walking out, unintentionally making someone wait, interrupting someone, walking in front of someone, taking “too long” to get my change out, or making a thoughtful decision at the café counter, it is these two words that spring to mind like a jackrabbit on a sunny spring day.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/11/we-cant-truly-love-ourselves-until-we-stop-saying-these-2-words/

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MNN: 6 conspicuous facts about mandarin ducks

There are any number of birds out there with beautiful plumage, but many pale in comparison to the male mandarin duck.
The bird has a red bill, a purple breast, a crest of black, green, blue and copper and golden-orange wings. Basically, male mandarin ducks are an array of beautiful colors that you can’t help but notice.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/mandarin-ducks-facts

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EarthSky News: Tips for watching North Taurid meteors

This weekend is a good time to look for North Taurid meteors. This long-lasting shower – which, with its sister shower, the South Taurids – runs throughout late October and November. The nominal peak of the North Taurids is on the night of November 11-12, 2018. Generally, this shower is at its strongest for several hours, centered around midnight local time. This weekend, a waxing crescent moon sets at relatively early evening, providing moon-free skies for the expected peak date of the North Taurid meteor shower.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/peak-night-for-n-taurid-meteor-shower-on-november-1112

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Patheos-Pagan: Herbal Magick : Pomegranates and Persephone

“Lost in Hell,-Persephone,
Take her head upon your knee;
Say to her, “My dear, my dear,
It is not so dreadful here.”
― Edna St. Vincent Millay, Collected Poems
There are many herbs and botanicals associated with the abundance of the summer months, but when we look towards the colder half of the year the list dwindles

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/voodoouniverse/2018/01/herbal-magick-pomegranates-and-persephone/

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Inner Journey: 

REALLY BE THERE FOR ANOTHER

“Listening is a magnetic and strange thing, a creative force. You can see that when you think how the friends that really listen to us are the ones we move toward, and we want to sit in their radius as though it did us good, like ultraviolet rays.”
— Brenda Ueland

How well do we communicate with others? Often, when we are interacting with others, our attention in both speaking and listening is focused on meeting our own needs.

Our communication skills improve when we can open to be aware of the needs of the other person. When we listen, we can release the filters that serve our own needs for security and receive the message with our compassionate heart. And when we speak, we can choose words that the listener is able to receive. True communication happens when we harmonize with the other individual.

“So when you are listening to somebody, completely, attentively, then you are listening not only to the words, but also to the feeling of what is being conveyed, to the whole of it, not part of it.”
— Jiddu Krishnamurti

“The first duty of love is to listen.”
— Paul Tillich

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A Note from the Universe

Do you really need someone else’s permission, acceptance, wink, or nod, or are you ready to give these to yourself?

I say, “Ready. Now.”

The Universe

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Today’s Recipe: Spiced Pecans

Spiced pecans offer the perfect balance of spicy and sweet. If you haven’t had this variety, here are some recipes to try.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Spiced-Pecans-Recipes.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
November 9, 2018

Beauty

“At some point in life the world’s beauty becomes enough. You don’t need to photograph, paint or even remember it. It is enough.”

-Toni Morrison

We always seem to be striving for MORE. More money, more time, more patience, more love… when we have so much and don’t even know it. Or if we know it in the intellectual sense, we don’t really believe it enough to live it. We have all of this abundance and more available to us – it is ours to claim and enjoy and celebrate! The beauty of our world, God’s world, is in us and all around us at all times. At some point, we come to respect that, and appreciate it, and know that it is plenty enough.

 

-Lissa Coffey

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Beliefnet: 7 Ways to Bring Adventure Back Into Your Life

Human beings are creatures of habit. This can be a good thing, as the habits we form can allow us to autopilot through the more tedious aspects of life.
Read more at https://www.beliefnet.com/inspiration/7-ways-to-bring-adventure-back-into-your-life.aspx#fHe6AQ1XeTthmQ30.99

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Looking Inside: Cat’s Angel Message for November 3, 2018

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Looking Inside: Cat’s Angel Message for November 3, 2018 

November’s Theme: Our goal this month lies in watching our thoughts.  Remember that POSITIVE opens and draws and NEGATIVE closes and blocks. Stay focused on what you want and not what you fear.


Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes. – Carl Jung


113:  Today the Universe is giving us a little boost in the upbeat energy department. After yesterday’s peek into the future the Universe is reminding us that we have the power to make those visions a reality. You have the ability to do whatever makes your spirit sing and makes you feel whole. Embrace new challenges and opportunities without worrying about success, remember that enjoyment is part of the adventure). Your divine helpers are here to assist you and help things fall into place. It doesn’t matter whether others understand you or not so do your best to stay above the energies of those who want to rain on your parade. Walking away is in your overall best interest and will help nurture the thought seeds of yesterday!


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 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 unearth talents that we had set aside, which will help us to move forward, and the Greek Goddess Persephone teaches us how to liberate ourselves from the things that are holding us back so that we can forge ahead on a new path. This lady has both an iron will and compassion. She tells us “Don’t be afraid to unearth what lies beneath. By shedding light in dark places we often find treasures we had forgotten. These treasure can form the foundations that you need.”


Our Sacred Stone for today is Blue Quartz (Clear Quartz with blue inclusions). This stone cleanses the energy of our outer environment as it supports peaceful interactions with those around us.  Blue Quartz also promotes clarity and eases any fear we may experience as we continue to explore.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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A Matter of Paying Attention: Cat’s Angel Message for July 27, 2018 

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A Matter of Paying Attention: Cat’s Angel Message for July 27, 2018 

 July’s Theme: Pay attention to your path. Spirit is speaking to you so get ready to receive some important guidance. If something compels you to take action this is the time to go for it!


You can become blind by seeing each day as a similar one. Each day is a different one, each day brings a miracle of its own. It’s just a matter of paying attention to this miracle. – Paulo Coelho


727:  In the past month we have been working on opening and strengthening the communication centers that allow us to receive guidance. Today the Angels are letting us know that we are on the right path and giving us a big thumbs up. They are also reminding us that by honoring our personal truth  combined with a willingness to really “listen” to our inner wisdom and the guidance we receive that we see our path in more detail. An optimistic and adventurous attitude doesn’t hurt either and will make our path easier to navigate. The Universe is on our side and wants us to succeed so if you need help or clarification….. ASK!


We will keep working with Archangel Michael today. If you ask for his assistance Michael can not only clear our energy field but can help quiet the internal chatter so that we can access the guidance being sent to us. The Ascended Master Saint Germain works with Archangel Michael. He provides courage and direction as well as helping us to deal with  well meaning people who try to push us away from our path and the Greek Goddess Persephone teaches us how to liberate ourselves from the things that are holding us back so that we can forge ahead on a new path. This lady has both an iron will and compassion. She tells us “Don’t be afraid to unearth what lies beneath. By shedding light in dark places you will find treasures long forgotten. These treasures can form the foundations that you need.”


Our Sacred Stone for today is Amethyst. This crystal is a powerful protector and helps to shield us from unwanted energies, which it transmutes into something more positive while dispelling anxiety and fear 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.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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What Belongs to You: Cat’s Angel Message for July 8, 2018 

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What Belongs to You: Cat’s Angel Message for July 8, 2018 

 July’s Theme: Pay attention to your path. Spirit is speaking to you so get ready to receive some important guidance. If something compels you to take action this is the time to go for it!


Keep your attention focused entirely on what is truly your own concern, and be clear that what belongs to others is their business and none of yours. – Epictetus


78:  If you’ve been doing the work that has been outlined over the last several months then you should have a good idea of your overall progress regarding prosperity and abundance pertaining to our life path. However, if you’ve been slacking and letting weeds grow on your path then the Universe wants you to know that it’s time to get started. It’s easier and less “stress-full” to clear as we go instead of putting it off and becoming overwhelmed. Our lives and paths are works in progress and they both require effort and elbow grease to make things happen. Use the old grade school lesson of Stop-Look- Listen to help you navigate “success-fully”.

*STOP and perform a self assessment: Are you where you need/want to be?

*LOOK forward not back.

*LISTEN to your inner guidance system.


Archangel Michael helps us to get moving in the right direction. If you feel lost or stuck he helps us to find our courage and offers clear guidance that helps us make the best decisions possible. The Ascended Master Saint Germain teaches us how to clear the way and free our minds from worry so that we can work on more important things and the Greek goddess Persephone tells us “Don’t be afraid to unearth what lies beneath. By shedding light in dark or weedy places you often find treasures that you had forgotten. These treasures can form the foundations that you need to navigate your path in life.”


Our Sacred Stones for today are Seraphinite whose  gentle energy clears the heart chakra and helps to open us to love on all levels. It is also used to review the progress that you have made in life, and shows the changes that we need to make to best helps us on our path and  Green Calcite which helps heal on the mental level it helps with the letting go and weed pulling process and invites divine flow into our lives.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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Shedding the Old: Cat’s Angel Message for June 26, 2018 

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Shedding the Old: Cat’s Angel Message for June 26, 2018 

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


We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come. – Joseph Campbell


626:  Today  we are reminded about “divine timing”. Essentially divine timing is like a puzzle and only when all the pieces are in place will things happen. It requires patience, focus and faith. This is important because as stated in an earlier reading “Human beings are an impatient bunch and have been conditioned to expect everything immediately and forcing something to happen too quickly can be a devastating lesson.” Good things come to those who wait. Today, the Universe is giving us a congratulatory hug for the progress we’ve made and continue to make toward our dreams and goals. Remember not to let material concerns overwhelm you. When they come knocking turn them over to the angels. Then you can focus on the things that require your attention in the now. This will help lay the groundwork for divine timing.  If you receive divine guidance take action and keep faith in yourself and in your power to create a new reality.


 Archangel Chamuel helps us to find things that are lost. This includes both physical  and internal. Sometimes we wander off on side paths and lose our focus and this archangel can help us get back on track. If faith is an issue today then ascended masters like Jesus, Moses, or El Morya can help us restore and embrace it and the Greek Goddess Persephone teaches us how to liberate ourselves from the things that are holding us back so that we can forge ahead on a new path. This lady has both an iron will and compassion. She tells us “Don’t be afraid to unearth what lies beneath. By shedding light in dark places we often find treasures we had forgotten. These treasure can form the foundations that you need.”


Our Sacred Stones for today are Orbicular Jasper to increase our sense of responsibility and promote patience as wells as providing the  strength needed to calmly deal with life’s challenges.  Lepidolite helps us to focus on the important things and filter out any distractions that come knocking, and the gentle energy of Seraphinite clears the heart chakra and helps to open us to love on all levels. It is also used to review the progress that you have made in life, and shows the changes that we need to make to best helps us on our path.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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Studying Your Reality: Cat’s Angel Message for May 31, 2018 

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Studying Your Reality: Cat’s Angel Message for May 31, 2018 

 May Theme: This month will bring change. While change sometimes feels scary, it is a necessary thing for our overall growth. Be willing to embrace it and allow it to happen naturally and get ready for better things.


If you use your mind to study reality, you won’t understand either your mind or reality. If you study reality without using your mind, you’ll understand both. – Bodhidharma


531: As we close out the month of May look back and see what you have accomplished in this cycle. You may have done big things or small things but both are equally important. Our message today is a reminder to embrace the things you are good at and your divine given talents. These gifts that come from our higher selves brings us the confidence we need to create our lives and live our truth.You have done a good job with the changes life has given you. Don’t stress or worry simply trust in the process of life, allow things to unfold and when the right door opens  you’ll know it without a doubt!

*Note: The month of June will be testing our overall balance so it’s best to be prepared and a little grounding and centering can’t hurt.**


Archangel Jophiel, the angel of beauty, helps keep our thoughts on a positive level. She teaches us that there is beauty to be found in all things including within an the importance of embracing it. 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 unearth talents that we had set aside, which will help us to move forward and the Greek Goddess Persephone teaches us how to liberate ourselves from the things that are holding us back so that we can forge ahead on a new path. She tells us “Don’t be afraid to unearth what lies beneath. By shedding light in dark places we often find treasures we had forgotten. These treasures can form the foundations that you need.”


 

Our Sacred Stone for today is 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 the most of our life experiences.

Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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Bringing Things To Light: Cat’s Angel Message for May 21, 2018 

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Bringing Things To Light: Cat’s Angel Message for May 21, 2018 

 May Theme: This month will bring change. While change sometimes feels scary, it is a necessary thing for our overall growth. Be willing to embrace it and allow it to happen naturally and get ready for better things.


Time will bring to light whatever is hidden; it will cover up and conceal what is now shining in splendor. – Horace


521:  We have all seen the New-Agey sentiment about  expecting the best from others and from life. While this is true to some extent the truth is that sometimes the best doesn’t always happen. Today we are being reminded  that when we are faced with a negative turn of events or encounter that all is not lost. If you look closely you can always find at least “one good thing” or lesson that came of it. It could be an idea to try something new or to take a new approach. It could be a new solution to to an old problem or even the realization that it’s just time to move on to better things. Remember that there is always something that you can take away from any experience, good or bad, that will help you along your path of personal growth. Look for it because these things can be game changing.


The Archangel Jophiel helps us work through unpleasant situations and shows us the positive things that actually came from them , the Ascended Master Solomon who helps us to form new and creative ideas for solving issues that have given us trouble and the Greek Goddess Persephone who tells us “Don’t be afraid to unearth what lies beneath. By shedding light in dark places we often find treasures we had forgotten. These treasures can form the foundations that you need.”


Our Sacred Stones include Chrysanthemum Stone which promotes balance during periods of change, Larimar helps us to go with the flow teaches us to meet all challenges with poise and composure and Hematite which helps us to sort out problems while it promotes grounding and clear thought.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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