Thought For The Day: June 12, 2018 “Hope Lives”

Happy Tuesday,

Hope is sometimes a precarious thing. When things go wrong we often feel or feel that things are “hopeless”. The truth is that hope doesn’t die it simply becomes dormant for a time. Remember the ‘one good thing” (we’ve talked about it!)? Always look for it, because hope lives there. Place your one good thing in a cocoon with other good things and pretty soon your butterfly will emerge. It’s a transformation worthy of nurturing.

 

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You’re Doing An Awesome Job! : Cat’s Angel Message for April 30, 2018 

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You’re Doing An Awesome Job! : Cat’s Angel Message for April 30, 2018 

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


 Don’t underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can’t hear, and not bothering. – A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)


 430:  As we close out the month of April Spirit,  the angels and ascended masters are giving us a big thumbs up! The internal and external work that we are doing is paying off and we are  starting to see the results of our efforts. Creating personal change is never easy but we have learned that we have the support of the entire universe that we can call upon at any time for assistance in any matter. The work we have done so far will begin to show big results in the new month so consider this a day of rest and indulge in some down time. ground, center and clear then give yourself a big hug for all you have accomplished!

 

Archangel Jophiel helps us to find beauty around us as well as within us. She tells us to “stop and smell the roses”.  Ascended Master Maitreya is telling us to find joy in your day and embrace the warm, healing power of laughter and the Greek Goddess Iris, Lady of Rainbows, helps us to embrace hope as she gently surrounds us with an all will be well energy.

Our Sacred Stone for today is Rose Quartz. Use this warm and loving stone when you ground-center-clear to surround you with peaceful energy, you have earned it!


 

Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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What We Think, We Become: Cat’s Angel Message for April 22, 2018 

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What We Think, We Become: Cat’s Angel Message for April 22, 2018 

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


What we think, we become. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world. – The Buddha


 422:  Everyday we are made aware of bad things happening around us thanks to newspapers, social media and television. After being bombarded with this ongoing negativity it can be difficult to see the good in humanity. But the truth is that the GOOD is there and we just need to look more closely to find it. More and more of our fellow human beings are sharing positive stories and their light with the world. This is also true in our own lives.  Even though we sometimes get so caught up in the bad that we forget to see the good. Today the angels are urging us to trust in the Universe and in ourselves. They are asking us to have hope and to acknowledge the divine spirit that resides that resides within us. When we can embrace our own divine spirit we are able to see the divine in others, this enables us to find the good in humanity and promote hope and faith to those around us.

Archangel Chamuel is one of the seven core archangels and is considered one of the Powers who oversee the protection of the world. Call upon Chamuel if you are fearful of current world events and he will surround you with comfort and protection. The Chinese Ascended Master Kuan Ti also help to prevent hostile situations and warfare. Ask him to intervene and help bring about peaceful solutions and Ascended Master Buddha brings us inner peace and joy.


Our Sacred Stones for today are: Chrysoprase which helps to tune in to positive events and brings us hope. Blue Quartz helps us to understand our spiritual nature, it also inspires hope as it calms the mind. Hematite helps those in need of grounding and protection and Rose Quartz can be used to promote love of self and others.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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Cat’s Morning Bits for April 20, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for April 20, 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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While the bright radient 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.

-The 1793 Old Farmer’s Almanac (title page of Vol. 1, No. 1)

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MBG: The One Practice That Taught Me To Shed Labels And Embrace Freedom

From the time we are young children, we place labels on ourselves to make sense of the world. We are either skinny or big-boned; cool or unpopular; a musician or an athlete.

And while these labels at times can be helpful to create some form of an identity, they are often extremely limiting. They place us into boxes�or out of them�and continue to follow us well into adulthood.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/the-one-practice-that-taught-me-to-shed-labels-and-embrace-freedom

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MNN: Toby the cat walked 12 miles to get back to the family that didn’t want him

When Toby the cat’s owners didn’t want him anymore, they gave him to another family. But Toby thought perhaps there had been a mistake. The 7-year-old orange-and-white kitty took off and slowly made the 12-mile trek back to their house.

https://www.mnn.com/family/pets/stories/toby-cat-walked-12-miles-get-back-family-didnt-want-him

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EarthSky News: First quarter moon is Sunday

This 1st quarter moon will offer gorgeous telescopic views for those taking part in Astronomy Day. Then it’ll conveniently set, leaving the sky dark for this weekend’s Lyrid meteors.

http://earthsky.org/moon-phases/first-quarter

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Patheos-Pagan: Lough Gur in a Driving Rain

Today you can buy an airline, rail, or bus ticket for travel at any time of the year. Winter snowstorms, Spring tornados, or Fall hurricanes may disrupt your plans, but the odds are good you’re going to make it just fine. It wasn’t always so.

The weather impacted our trip to Ireland and Wales, but most of it fell under the category of minor annoyances. Cold? Add another layer. Rain? Wool hats and hooded jackets work wonders. Rough seas have the ferries running late? Nap on the ship and catch up on sleep when you get home.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/johnbeckett/2018/03/lough-gur-in-a-driving-rain.html#VQpwFa9YrBsOPkct.99

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Inner Journey: There’s Hope!

“No matter how painful our early experiences were, our Essence cannot be harmed. Our Essence is waiting for the opportunity to reveal itself. In a very true sense, we are waiting for the opportunity to become ourselves. Our spirit is yearning to break free, to express itself …

“And yet, ironically, we always fear and resist opening to that which is most real in us. When we trust in the process and give ourselves over to it, however, our true nature comes forth. The result is real integrity, love, authenticity, creativity, understanding, guidance, joy, power, and serenity-all of the qualities we are forever demanding that personality supply.”
— Don Richard Riso and Russ Hudson

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A Note from the Universe

You know what they’re going to do, don’t you?

And you do know what they’re going to say?

Yeah, once you consistently spend some time visualizing every day, doing the “all you can with what you’ve got” dance, and pushing yourself to live the life of your dreams to any degree that you now can, so that the floodgates fly open and you have your dream home, your dream work, and your dream friends.

They’re gonna give you that long, cold glance out of the corner of their eyes and say in a long, drawn-out voice, just loud enough for you to hear, “Must… be… nice…”

Just warning you,

The Universe

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Today’s Recipe: Toaster Oven Baked Salmon

Very fast and easy to make for a quick lunch or dinner. You can easily make this baked salmon in your toaster oven!

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Toaster-Oven-Baked-Salmon.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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Spiritual Unite: 4 Spiritual Keys To Elevating Toward A Goal

Whenever you feel yourself going to a new level in your life, it’s often accompanied by pain and uncertainty. Rather than getting discouraged, take setbacks, self-doubt, or new challenges as a green light to move forward and manifest your goal. During this process, it’s vital that you take the time to follow some practices

http://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/4-spiritual-keys-to-elevating-toward-a-goal/

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Daily Wisdom
April 20, 2018

Perception

“If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.” ~ -Buddha

Our perception tends to be that growth is hard, that it is a struggle, that it is work. But the truth is that we are only making it hard on ourselves. We cling to the past, try to control our futures. Are we willing to get out of our own way and just let it be? It could be so simple! Look at the flower. Learn from the flower. We can bloom just as easily.

-Lissa Coffey

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Beliefnet: 5 First Ladies and Their Powerful Legacies

First Ladies are rarely as well-known as their presidential husbands. The history books often relegate them to a mere footnote, and many people mention the names of America�s First Ladies only as the answer to a trivia question. A number of people can name most of the presidents of the United States, but the women who were their supporters, advisers and confidants are often forgotten. These women helped their husbands handle the stressful years spent running the nation but are rarely recognized for their contributions, although quite a few First Ladies have put their positions of power to good use.

http://www.beliefnet.com/inspiration/5-first-ladies-and-their-powerful-legacies.aspx#UVM78e9dLkva16RA.99

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Cat’s Morning Bits for April 12, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for April 12, 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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Gladness is born of the April weather,
And the heart is as light as a wind-tossed feather.
Who could be sad on a day like this?
The care that vexed us no longer is.
-Eben Eugene Rexford (1848-1916)

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Spiritual Unite: Spiritually Connected Friends Are The People You Need In Your Life

There are many types of friendship, but there are some traits that are present in every type. A friend is a person who is loyal, sympathetic, kind, understanding and trustworthy. There are spiritually connected friends as well, which are one level above all the different kinds of friends you have.

Read more…………

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A Bountiful Moment:

Let your hopes not your hurts set your goals

Daily Thought: Your hopes will inspire your dreams and your dreams will motivate your actions. Stay focused on your dreams of the future you. Never allow past hurts or judgments guide your current actions. Your hope of what is to come will keep you moving through the day with a sense of calm and happiness. It will bring you to great places you never could have imagined.

Daily Practice: Keep your attention on what you envision as the next phase of you. If your mind wanders towards other things that are a distraction or a derailment from what you are working toward quickly bring yourself back. Imagine yourself doing what you hope to accomplish. See yourself in that space. Take time today visualizing the completion of your accomplishment.

Have a Great Day and Believe in Yourself!

Dr. Juliann (my child therapist.com)

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EarthSky News: Next 2 mornings  Moon and Mercury before sunup

Mercury is starting its best morning appearance for 2018 for the Southern Hemisphere.

Read more………….

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Patheos-Pagan: 8 Commonly Mispronounced Names Of Gods and Goddesses

In my recent Hellenism studies, I came across some new pronunciations of the Greek gods’ names. It turns out I’ve been mispronouncing their names for decades. But it didn’t stop there — in the past year, I also learned a few other proper pronunciations as well.

Read more……………./

 

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Inner Journey: Star Connections

“The interchangeability of matter and spirit means the starlit magic of the outermost life of our universe becomes the soul-light magic of the innermost life of our self. The energy of the stars becomes us. We become the energy of the stars. Stardust and spirit unite and we begin: One with the universe. Whole and holy.”
— Dennis J. Kucinich

Ponder the spectre of yourself as one human being in the over six billion people on Earth. See Earth as one tiny planet in a galaxy of billions of stars, and that galaxy as just one of billions of galaxies in our expanding universe. We are so minute as to be nonexistent. And yet, we have the power to visualize, to imagine the entirety of the cosmos.

In your journal, write about the paradox of being both microscopic and immense.

“I think we would be able to live in this world more peaceably if our spirituality were to come from looking not just into infinity but very closely at the world around us — and appreciating its depth and divinity.”
— Thomas Moore

“I would rather live in a world where my life is surrounded by mystery than live in a world so small that my mind could comprehend it.”
— Harry Emerson Fosdick

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A Note from the Universe

Neither worthiness, effort, skill, intelligence, talent, timing, connections, looks, popularity, blood, sweat, or tears will make the difference.

More than anything else, living in wealth and abundance is simply a matter of knowing that you already do.

Tallyho,

The Universe

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Today’s Recipe: Traditional Greek Salad

This is the way my Papa (Grampa) from Greece would make a salad and would occasionally toss in a few pitted Kalamata olives, too 😉

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Greek-Salad-Recipes.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
April 12, 2018

Optimism

“An optimist is the human personification of spring.” ~-Susan J. Bissonette, in Reader’s Digest (1979)

A person with a good attitude is the kind of person we all want to be around. He or she knows how to bring warmth and light to any situation. We can be that kind of a person, too. It’s just a matter of looking at things positively, of finding the good that others might not see. Good is always there, and it grows when we put our attention on it.

-Lissa Coffey

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Beliefnet: Ways to Live a Compassionate Life

Here are eight easy ways to live a life of compassion.
Read more…………..

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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!

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Full Storm Moon: March 1, 2018 

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Full Storm Moon: March 1, 2018 

4:51 pm PST/ 5:51 pm MST / 7:51 pm EST

If March comes in like a lion, it will go out
like a lamb.
If March comes in like a lamb, it will go out
like a lion.

-old weather saying


Our first Full Moon of March (yes we have 2 this month) will be the Storm Moon (medieval england). It was most likely named that probably due to the fact that March is known to have some major storms caused by earth changes brought about as spring approaches. The weather saying above is an old one and you have probably heard someone use at one time or another. According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac ” Some skywatchers believe that there’s a heavenly connection. The constellation Leo, the lion, is rising in the east at the beginning of March, hence the “comes in like a lion,” while Aries, the ram, sets in the west at the end of March, and so “will go out like a lamb.” Other names for this moon are Fish Moon (colonial america), Sleepy Moon (china), Windy Moon (cherokee), Big Famine Moon (choctaw), When Eyes Are Sore From Bright Snow Moon (dakota), Moon of Winds (celtic), Palolo Worm Moon (new guinnea), Full Sap Moon ( for tapping the maple trees), Full Crow Moon (the northern indian tribes said that the cawing of the crows meant winter was ending), and the old settlers called it the Lenten Moon and considered it the last full moon of winter. The Storm Moon of March is the herald of Ostara, Spring and new beginnings. Winters snow will soon give way to spring rain. The first of the seasons new growth is already showing, the days are longer and the Sun is climbing higher in the sky. So too are we experiencing new beginnings and growth. The time has come to clean and prune away the old debris that keeps us from moving forward. This much needed inner spring cleaning provides us with a new outlook and helps us to bloom, even during difficult times. Magical workings, meditations and healing should focus on personal growth and rebirth during this moon. To enhance your energy try  wearing the colors of spring, greens, yellows or lavender and adorn yourself with aquamarine, bloodstone, quartz crystal or jade. Use the scents of honeysuckle and apple blossom to create springs essence of hope and vibrancy to your altar, home or workspace. Bright Blessings! Cat


 March Correspondences

Nature Spirits: Air & Water Spirits; Mer-people
Herbs: Broom; High John Root; Irish Moss; Wood Vetony & Yellow Dock
Colours: Pale Green and Red-Violet
Flowers: Daffodil; Jonquil & Violet
Scents: Apple Blossom & Honeysuckle
Stones: Aquamarine & Bloodstone
Trees: Alder & Dogwood
Animals: Boar; Cougar & Hedgehog
Birds: Sea Crow & Sea Eagle
Deities: Artemis; Astarte; Athene; Black Isis; Hecate; Luna; Minerva and Morrigan (The)
Power Flow:
Balance of Light and Dark; Breaking Illusions; Exploring; Growing; New Beginnings and Prospering

(Moon Magick, DJ Conway)

 

This months moon is called the Storm Moon (medieval england), probably due to the fact that March is known to have some major storms caused by earth changes brought about as spring approaches. The weather saying above is an old one and you have probably heard someone use at one time or another. According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac ” Some skywatchers believe that there’s a heavenly connection. The constellation Leo, the lion, is rising in the east at the beginning of March, hence the “comes in like a lion,” while Aries, the ram, sets in the west at the end of March, and so “will go out like a lamb.” Other names for this moon are Fish Moon (colonial america), Sleepy Moon (china), Windy Moon (cherokee), Big Famine Moon (choctaw), When Eyes Are Sore From Bright Snow Moon (dakota), Moon of Winds (celtic), Palolo Worm Moon (new guinnea), Full Sap Moon ( for tapping the maple trees), Full Crow Moon (the northern indian tribes said that the cawing of the crows meant winter was ending), and the old settlers called it the Lenten Moon and considered it the last full moon of winter.

The Storm Moon of March is the herald of Ostara, Spring and new beginnings. Winters snow will soon give way to spring rain. The first of the seasons new growth is already showing, the days are longer and the Sun is climbing higher in the sky. So too are we experiencing new beginnings and growth. The time has come to clean and prune away the old debris that keeps us from moving forward. This much needed inner spring cleaning provides us with a new outlook and helps us to bloom, even during difficult times. Magical workings, meditations and healing should focus on personal growth and rebirth during this moon.

To enhance your endeavors wear the colors of spring, greens, yellows or lavender and adorn yourself with aquamarine, bloodstone, quartz crystal or jade. Use the scents of honeysuckle and apple blossom to create springs essence of hope and vibrancy to your altar, home or workspace.

Bright Blessings!

Thought For The Day: Dec. 13, 2017 ” Hope Is A Choice”

Happy Wednesday,

How many times can a person get knocked down and get back up to try again? More than you think! We’ve talked about choices before…… remember? Hope is a choice that is available to us all. When it seems like life is conspiring against you there’s  a choice to make. Stay down and let it bury you or find that little voice of hope, make friends with it and pull yourself up. Creating your life is your responsibility and there will always be those who tell you “no”. Don’t listen. Nurture your seed of hope and help it to grow. It’s a gift that no one can take from you unless you let them. What choice will you make?

Daily Thought

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