Thought For The Day: Jan. 15, 2020 “Gentle Patience”

Happy Wednesday,

Healing takes time. Some things are easy to get over while others can take longer. There is no right or wrong way to heal and it takes as long as it takes, it’s never easy and almost always messy. Give yourself a little extra care and above all be patient with yourself. Take baby steps, don’t force and don’t rush. You have time and you can do this!

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Clouds and Sun

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Clouds and sun set the mood.

I feel like the sun today; trapped behind that wall of darkness.

I fight to free myself and shine only to be blocked, covered, absorbed by something that should never be able to hold me. I’m tired and feel myself falter; weary.  I look to the sun for guidance. It is there, still bravely persevering to be free.

Through the sun and shadow, the Desert Goddess speaks to me:

Be easy my child. Find your sun-fire within! Nothing can stand against it. See how the sun triumphs over cloud? It is the same with you!

Heal yourself in the sacred fire of the soul and burn away the shadows and darkness that hold you. These embers will ignite and fill your heart and spirit with a blazing light like a thousand suns! All will be well child.

And the sun which has been hidden breaks free of its cloudy prison. The warmth floods my face and its healing rays fill my empty being. It sears my soul with hope and an aching desire to reach and grow and set myself free!

© L Cat Bolotin 2020


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Cat’s Morning Bits for November 5, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for November 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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Along the line of smoky hills
The crimson forest stands,
And all the day the blue-jay calls
Throughout the autumn lands.
-William Wilfred Campbell (1861-1918)

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Spiritual Unite: Hawthorn Tree Symbolism – A Very Special Tree

Hawthorn tree symbolism has a long history in the Celtic, Greek, and Druid traditions.
It also features heavily in modern Druidic practice, as it has culturally across Europe and the Mediterranean, particularly in festivals welcoming the arrival of summer.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Taliesin, Chief of the Welsh Bards

In Welsh mythology, Taliesin is the son of Cerridwen, and god of the bards. The tale of his birth is an interesting one – Cerridwen brews up a potion in her magical cauldron to give to her son Afagddu (Morfran), and puts the young servant Gwion in charge of guarding the cauldron.

Read more…

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MBG: 8 Unexpected Ways To Practice Gratitude That Aren’t Journaling

Our society can be very goal-oriented and future-focused, and practicing gratitude adds some much-needed balance. It’s a powerful appreciation of what is already here, right now, helping to ground you in the moment. To time with National Gratitude Month, here are some out-of-the-box ways to think about and kick-start your gratitude practice:

Read more….

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Pioneer Thinking: Essential Oils for Common Problems

There are many types of essential oils available at your local health food store, but what exactly can you do with them? If you’re unfamiliar with their versatile uses, we recommend trying these essential oils to help with three common problems.

Read more….

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Elephant Journal: A Morning Prayer for those who Long for Healing.

I wish…
I wish mornings would feel like
a kiss from seraphs in heaven,

when the cloudless blue sky would embrace my..

Read more…..

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MNN: How to watch this year’s Taurid meteor shower

The Taurid meteor shower is a fairly long-running event, often producing visible fireballs for several weeks between Halloween and Thanksgiving, and tends to offer more than one peak. In 2019, meteor activity from the Taurids is expected to be the highest for about a week between Nov. 4 and Nov. 12. Unlike other celestial fireworks from recurring showers like the Perseids or Leonids, the Taurids aren’t so famous for their frequency as they are for the extremely bright fireballs.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Sky Bear comes to Earth in November

Tonight … a constellation you might or might not see, depending on your latitude. In the Northern Hemisphere, the Big Dipper is probably the sky’s best known asterism. In other words, it’s a recognizable pattern of stars – not an official constellation. The Big Dipper is part of the constellation Ursa Major, otherwise known as the Great Bear.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: This Week in Magical Astrology: Nov 4-10, 2019 Hold My Beer, I’m Going In.

I know I told everyone that Mercury Retrograde wasn’t the end of the world last week. That is still the case, but this week we are going to get to see more than one fire start as a result of the environment created by this particular retrograde.

Read more…..

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Inner Journey:

WHAT ARE YOU FEELING?

“We know too much and feel too little. At least, we feel too little of those creative emotions from which a good life springs.”
— Bertrand Russell

Many of the qualities that bring fulfilment in life are feelings, like love, joy, freedom and gratitude.

In our overly rational world, we tend to think about how we feel, which, of course, is not feeling at all — it’s thinking.

Honour your feelings and be willing to experience them. They give us valuable feedback about what is and what is not working in our lives. They are the signposts to meaningful inner work.

“With just a little education and practice on how to manage your emotions, you can move into a new experience of life so rewarding that you will be motivated to keep on managing your emotional nature in order to sustainit. The payoff is delicious in terms of improved quality of life.”
— Doc Childre

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A Note from the Universe

I’m not just in everyone I am everyone.

Love all.

Yeah,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Muffin Tin Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Make your next pineapple upside down cake in muffin tins for a sweet little treat.

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Magical Correspondences for Tuesday 

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

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

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

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

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Beliefnet: 7 Signs You Are Right Where You’re Supposed to Be

Knowing that you are right where you are supposed to be isn’t the easiest task. In fact, it’s a process. Too many of us are waiting for something big to change in our lives so that we can finally say we’re in the right place in life.
Read more…..

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Daily Tarot: The Hanged Man

It’s possible that a trust has been violated or a relationship may be hurt by a broken promise, or you sense that this might happen soon. Until you know for sure who and what might be involved, take no action, although the discreet question asked of a trustworthy person might be all right, though still risky. Make no accusations but respect your own self-interest

astrology.com

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Thought For The Day: May 29, 2019 ” Be a Listener”

Happy Wednesday,

Being a good listener is important and sometimes we just need a gentle reminder. A good listener doesn’t interrupt or change the topic to themselves. A good listener shares their complete attention and focus. Remember, by really listening we gain valuable insight into others and ourselves and can provide a healing experience for all involved.

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Appropriate Rituals: Cat’s Angel Message for May 14, 2019

 

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Appropriate Rituals: Cat’s Angel Message for May 14, 2019

May’s Theme: This month brings changes into your life. 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!


Don’t think you can attain total awareness and whole enlightenment without proper discipline and practice. This is egomania. Appropriate rituals channel your emotions and life energy toward the light. Without the discipline to practice them, you will tumble constantly backward into darkness. – Lao Tzu


514:  The practice of  grounding, clearing and centering is important to our emotional, mental and spiritual health. There are no rules on how often it should be done. But sometimes we need to perform this more often due to stress, major upheavals or changes. As we are currently working with changes we are being reminded that now might be a good time to engage in this self care ritual. This 3 step process helps to keep us balanced and promotes peace and harmony within ourselves and with the Universe. Now that the weather is warmer I suggest “earthing”. Going barefoot in the garden or grass is a wonderful way get grounded and to connect with the energy of Mother Earth. Allow yourself to “root” into the earth and just release, feel the sun on your face and let healing begin!


Archangel Michael can remove all psychic hooks, lines and cords that have been attached to your energy field. By simply asking him to do this is frees up your energy and promotes balance and sense of great peace. The Ascended Master Maitreya teaches us that laughter and joy create the positive energy we need to propel us forward. It helps us to let go stress and worry, which allows the light of faith and hope to shine through. laughter can also help us to clear our energy. And the Celtic goddess Nemetona teaches us that nature is the best place to recharge, she says ” I am the spirit of the sacred grove. I invite you to worship in my temple and feel the heartbeat of nature. This communion can heal a weary and battered soul and replenish your spirit with hope and divine peace.”


Our Sacred Stones for today include the following:  Amethyst which is associated with Archangel Michael. It calms and quiets internal chatter and “monkey mind”, which in turn enables us to relax and allow the grounding and balancing to take place and Hematite which has a strong connection to the earth element and helps us stay grounded and promotes feelings of safety. Hematite also brings mental clarity through focus and concentration which is essential letting go process which accompanies change.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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Healing and Help: Cat’s Angel Message for April 19, 2019

 

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Healing and Help: Cat’s Angel Message for April 19, 2019

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


Every loving thought is true. Everything else is an appeal for healing and help, regardless of the form it takes. – A Course In Miracles


419: Within each of us is the ability to heal ourselves and others. Yes! You are qualifies on both accounts. The thing to remember about self healing is that it begins with you, and you must have the motivation and willingness to start the process and to keep it going. The Universe is reminding us that we are works in progress and are all at different levels. So don’t become discouraged if you go through a temporary setback or feel that you aren’t exactly where you think you should be. Baby steps work best and give us the option to make changes as we go. If you are working with others keep in mind that you don’t need to solve their problems for them, and that being a good listener and offering encouragement can work miracles. Don’t be stingy about helping others or yourself and the benefits will return ten fold!


Archangel Zadkiel provides emotional healing and  teaches us that true compassion and healing lies in our ability to to forgive ourselves and others. The Ascended Master Saint John of God  helps during the healing process and specializes in helping those suffering from depression and anxiety. And the Chinese goddess Kuan Yin  reminds us, “You are a beautiful soul and have so much to offer. I can guide you on the path of self love and help you to embrace the confidence you need to free your mind, heart and spirit. Your faith is essential to many things one of which is self care. By taking care of your needs the doors to self empowerment will open for you.”


Our Sacred Stones for today include, Moonstone which can assist emotional healing by helping to stabilize the emotions and draw out old emotional patterns. Sometimes as a healer you need a little help after working with others. Lapis Lazuli which helps us to confront the truth of a situation and promotes acceptance of the lesson involved. It promotes clarity and help us express our opinions in a positive manner and teaches us the value of being an active listener, and gentle Prehnite promotes unconditional love and helps you to clear your energy when you need it most.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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Cat’s Morning Bits for March 4, 2019

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for March 4,  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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While the bright radiant sun in centre glows,
The earth in annual motion round it goes;
At the same time on its own axis reels,
And gives us change of seasons as it wheels.
-James Russell Lowell (1819-91)

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Spiritual Unite: As Above So Below Meaning

Few phrases can claim to be as influential in human thinking than “As above, so below.”
This idea is central to many cultures, religions and belief systems – though many people do not fully understand the reasons why.

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/as-above-so-below-meaning/

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Spirit Library: The Re-Weaver – A Story About Healing and Purpose

We have spent so much time being strong and supportive for others, ensuring that everyone has what they need to become healed, whole, and complete, and we wonder when it’s our turn. Many of us have had important soul contracts to fulfill in the first part of our life and healing has been the focus through which they are fulfilled

https://spiritlibrary.com/jennifer-hoffman/the-re-weaver-a-story-about-healing-and-purpose

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MBG: Monthly Horoscope: This March Will Be Supercharged With Badass Feminine Energy

March on, people! Pisces season isn’t quite as freewheeling and flowy this year. In fact, the tides are turning—and yes, we are also talking about the 660-mile iceberg that’s breaking off the Antarctic shelf…as well as the fact that it’s Women’s History Month during one of the fiercest female-powered eras in decades. With the north node in Cancer, the divine feminine sign, for the first time in 18 years, we’re all feeling a little “notorious RBG” right now!

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/march-2019-monthly-overview

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Daily Good: Reconnecting to the Soil, to Heal Ourselves and the Planet

“For thousands of years Black people have had a sacred relationship with soil that far surpasses our 246 years of enslavement and 75 years of sharecropping in the United States. For many, this period of land-based terror has devastated that connection. We have confused the subjugation our ancestors experienced on land with the land herself, naming her the oppressor and running toward paved streets without looking back. We do not stoop, sweat, harvest, or even get dirty because we imagine that would revert us to bondage.” More in this thought-provoking piece.

Part of the work of healing our relationship with soil is unearthing and relearning the lessons of soil reverence from the past

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2240/reconnecting-to-the-soil-to-heal-ourselves-and-the-planet-leah-penniman/

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EarthSky News: Use Big Dipper to locate Hunting Dogs

Tonight, or any March evening, look for the Big Dipper in the northeast sky. This star pattern – one of the most noticeable from Northern Hemisphere locations – is part of the constellation Ursa Major, the Greater Bear. And, if you can find the Big Dipper, you can also find two Hunting Dogs seen by the ancient stargazers to be nipping at the Bear’s heels. The Hunting Dogs are a separate constellation: tiny Canes Venatici.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/use-the-big-dipper-to-locate-the-hunting-dogs

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Patheos-Pagan: Good Judgment? or Nonjudgmental? Let’s Unpack This… 

The progressive folks I know often say they are “nonjudgmental” in an attempt to illustrate how accepting of diversity we are, and that we have compassion for our fellow man, no matter what. Witches call that unconditional Divine Love. Yet, we also regularly extol the virtues of showing “good judgment” in our lives, as a means of navigating our way through a successful life

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/witchonfire/2019/03/good-judgment-or-nonjudgmental-lets-unpack-this/

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Inner Journey: 

WHAT IS YOUR DESTINY?

“The significant business of your life is alive and well, awaiting discovery, within your very soul. You and I were born to come into ourselves as complete and distinctive persons. Accepting this, we build a valuablelife.”
— Marsha Sinetar

What is the significant business of your life? What is your purpose? Andrew Schneider says that purpose “is more than just having a direction. It is about one’s place in the universe. It is the journey of finding that place and being there and living fullywhatever that place is. It is your own unique place that nobody else has, had, or will have.”

How would you describe your place in the universe?

“We become powerful in the face of our fears when we have a sense that we make a difference in this world. Affirmations of purpose communicate the truth that we are all meaningful participants in this Universe and thatwe are worthy of giving and receiving love. Some affirmations of purpose are:

– I know that I count and I act as though I do.
– I spread warmth and love everywhere I go.
– I am a healing force in the Universe.”
— Susan Jeffers

“The grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.”
— Joseph Addison

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A Note from the Universe

At all times and in all places always be the first to smile.

Beat you,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Apple Crown Cake

This is my mother’s apple cake recipe that I’ve made my own. I now make it for her to treat her like royalty (it resembles a crown)! The added applesauce not only enhances the apple flavour, but also makes it very moist. The almond flour gives it some weight and character. This is one of my favourite cakes. Thanks, Queen Mum! 😉

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Apple-Crown-Cake.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, Reconcilliations, 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
March 4, 2019

Character

“The great hope of society is individual character.”-William Ellery Channing (1780-1842)

We each carry with us the hope of the world. We each make a difference. Every action we take reveals our character. We must deliberately and intentionally strive to make this world a better place. And we will –one by one.

-Lissa Coffey

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Beliefnet: Which Crystals Are Best For Healing?

Use these crystals to draw out negative energy from your body.

Most people look at crystals and simply think of them as pretty rocks. However these gemstones and minerals may have more power than meets the eye. Some of the most beautiful crystals also have some of the most potent healing properties
Read more at https://www.beliefnet.com/wellness/which-crystals-are-best-for-healing.aspx#O4hV2Y3ig1yHsyxz.99

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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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