Thought For The Day: Nov. 14, 2018 “Past, Present or Future?”

Happy Wednesday!

Being at peace with ourselves and with our lives is important. It’s ok to take a look back at the past or ahead at the future. But we can’t dwell in these places long term because peace cannot be found there. Look to the present and embrace the peace it holds.

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A Simple Definition:  Cat’s Angel Message for October 31, 2018 

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A Simple Definition:  Cat’s Angel Message for October 31, 2018 

October’s Theme: Divine guidance and messages. Thoughts, ideas, insights, or even warnings. These messages are important for us personally, emotionally and spiritually so work on staying open to the information that you receive.


Being wakeful in each and every moment of your life is meditation. The simplest definition of meditation is: when seeing, just see; when hearing, just hear. – Josh Baran


1031:  We close out the month of October by working with the Ascended Masters. Since the Ascended Master’s lived among us during their time on earth they have a better understanding of our thoughts, our problems and our needs and wants. Aside from offering us assistance one of their goals is to help us focus on truth, both divine and personal,  which helps keep us centered on our path and headed in the right direction. Like the angels you can call upon them any time. If you are feeling down or confused they can show you how to shift your thoughts into the positive. Their peaceful and loving energy will help ease your mind and help you see things in a different light. Today they are asking us to close out the month at peace with ourselves!


The Ascended Master Buddha is called the Enlightened or Awakened One. During his life he lived as both prince and ascetic. When he achieved true enlightenment he came to realize that the key to happy living required moderation and balance in all things as they create the ground work for inner peace. The Ascended Master Serapis Bey helps us to release our troubles and offers clear guidance and motivation regarding our own self improvement. And Mother Mary helps fill our hearts with love. She teaches us about compassion and forgiveness which are essential to healing ourselves.


Our Sacred Stones for today are,  Moldavite which elevates our consciousness and helps us to connect directly to the Ascended Masters. Selenite is a great meditation stone. It opens the crown chakra to help us receive universal guidance as it calms the emotions and promotes inner peace. And  Chalcedony to bring mind, body, spirit and emotions into harmony by calming fear, anger or self doubt. It also promotes good feeling towards self and others.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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The Lightness of Spirit: Cat’s Angel Message for October 30, 2018 

 

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The Lightness of Spirit: Cat’s Angel Message for October 30, 2018 

October’s Theme: Divine guidance and messages. Thoughts, ideas, insights, or even warnings. These messages are important for us personally, emotionally and spiritually so work on staying open to the information that you receive.


Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense. – Ralph Waldo Emerson


1030:  The Sacred Source and it’s helpers are always available when we need assistance. It’s good to have friends in high places, natural places, and even earth, air fire and water places. No matter what we need, help, healing, peace, etc., all we need to do is ask. As we get ready to close out the month of October we are being reminded of divine guidance and messages. Sometimes we shut our receptors down out of fear, anger or stress. The messages keep coming but they just pile up in the inbox and remain unopened. During these time it’s more important than ever to keep yourself open. Take some time today to ground-center-clear. Open your connection to the Universe. Ask for what you need or simply give thanks for the blessings you have received in this cycle. This will help you to get a step up on November. Remember, your requests are always heard and inner peace is yours for the taking.


Call on your patron/patroness Goddess/God or favorite Angel or Ascended Master today. Ask if there is anything you need to know today or have missed and open yourself to receiving the guidance that is waiting.


Our Sacred Stones for today include, Celestite promotes spiritual development and teaches us to reach for enlightenment and helps us to find peace within. Larimar opens communication with the angelic realms and brings blessings of peace, love and tranquility. And Selenite to strengthen communication with all higher realms.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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A Culture of Peace: Cat’s Angel Message for October 19, 2018 

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A Culture of Peace: Cat’s Angel Message for October 19, 2018 

October’s Theme: Divine guidance and messages. Thoughts, ideas, insights, or even warnings. These messages are important for us personally, emotionally and spiritually so work on staying open to the information that you receive.


If we are genuinely committed to promoting a culture of peace, as individuals we must look to our values and ensure that we all exhibit a peace loving life to our nation’s children. – Silvia Cartwright


1019:  Today’s message is a gentle reminder about peace. Inner , outer, world, family, which ever kind is important to you. When we allow ourselves to promote peace we feel better about ourselves and others. When we are at peace our stress levels are less and this increases our mental health in a positive way. Our peaceful attitude also influences others and we find ourselves teaching and leading through example. The Ascended Masters are asking us to partner with peace today and to be creative with solutions and ideas that will help us (and others) in this peaceful revolution!


Mother Mary is the supreme embodiment of the Sacred Feminine. She embraces us with gentle loving energy whose core is peace. Ascended Master Buddha helps us to find peace within ourselves and shows us how to share it with others and Archangel Chamuel teaches us how to extend peace to the world around us.


Our Sacred Stone for today is Moldavite. This unique stone is a combination of universal and earth energy and helps us to connect to the Ascended Masters and access the messages they want to share with us.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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Cat’s Morning Bits for September 26, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for September 26, 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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The red light from the harvest Moon
Illumes the stilly places;
The fleecy islands cast their shapes
Above the forest spaces.

-Stephen Henry Thayer (1839-1919)

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Did You Know?

An herb is from the leaf of a plant. A spice is from the seed, bark, root, berry, or bulb.

https://www.factretriever.com/gardening-facts

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MBG: Nobody Can Teach You Self-Awareness. Here’s How To Teach Yourself

I was raised in a communal environment—a tight community of women who bonded together to raise their children collectively. One of our regular practices was what the moms called Circle, and it centered around dream analysis. One person would explain a dream she’d had, and the rest of us would explore what that dream meant to us.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/how-to-become-more-self-aware

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Daily Good: Odes to Ordinary Things

Inspired by the gift of a book of “Odes to Common Things” by Pablo Neruda, the editors at A Network for Grateful Living, extended an invitation to submit odes to “ordinary things.” The response was happy and immediate. Their inbox steadily filled with poems celebrating weeds, streetlights, shoes and crickets. There were love letters to a blender bottle, an acorn, slippers, an iPad — even to the veins on the top of someone’s feet! What follows is a selection of the poems they received. Poems that will delight your heart, and open your eyes to the myriad wonders that surround us all, waiting to be seen and celebrated. { read more }

http://www.dailygood.org/story/1830/odes-to-ordinary-things-gratefulness-org/

Be The Change

Look around you and let your eyes come to rest on the very first thing you see. Take a moment to really “see” this thing in front of you. Write a small three-line poem of gratitude for the existence of this extraordinarily ordinary piece of the universe. Then share your poem with someone today

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Elephant Journal: 6 Daily Positive Actions for when Life isn’t quite Working Out.

Have you ever had these huge goals (for your career, relationships, or health) that feel really far away?

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/09/6-daily-positive-actions-for-when-life-isnt-quite-working-out/

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MNN: How to make rose water

You only need two ingredients to make rose water: rose petals and water. Yet, a four-ounce bottle of rose water can cost $10 or more. Making your own rose water is easy to do, and if you grow your own roses (or have a friend who can give you some roses) it’s free to make. (And even if you do buy some roses, it will still be less expensive.)

Read more…………..

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EarthSky News: Fight climate change with more swamps

“Drain the swamp” has long meant getting rid of something distasteful. Actually, the world needs more swamps – and bogs, fens, marshes and other types of wetlands.

These are some of the most diverse and productive ecosystems on Earth. They also are underrated but irreplaceable tools for slowing the pace of climate change and protecting our communities from storms and flooding.

http://earthsky.org/earth/fight-climate-change-wetlands-swamps

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Patheos-Pagan: Everything Is Important But Everything Can’t Be First

Long time readers know I like to rant against the Evil Sorcerers of Madison Avenue – the advertising executives who do their best to convince you your life is worthless unless you buy what they’re selling. They use every magical technique short of demon invocation, and I’m not completely sure they don’t use that too.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/johnbeckett/2018/09/everything-is-important-but-everything-cant-be-first.html

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Inner Journey: 

APPRECIATION

“You can never get to peace and inner security without first acknowledging all of the good things in your life. If you’re forever wanting and longing for more without first appreciating things the way they are, you’ll stay in discord.”
— Doc Childre and Howard Martin

Develop an attitude of gratitude. We discover a sense of wholeness as we appreciate both the small and big things in our lives. And it really helps to remember to appreciate ourselves. Appreciation is more than just acceptance — it’s respect and admiration. Let go of criticism and self-abuse.

“Generally, appreciation means some blend of thankfulness, admiration, approval, and gratitude. In the financial world, something that ‘appreciates’ grows in value. With the power tool of appreciation, you get the benefit of both perspectives: as you learn to be consistently thankful and approving, your life will grow in value.”
— Doc Childre and Howard Martin

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A Note from the Universe

Did you know that you are entitled to as many miracles in a day, as breaths you take? And that those you don’t use, carry over?

All you have to do to cash one in, is expect it.

You’ve got miracles,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Coconut Bread

A delicious quick bread for coconut lovers. I will write the recipe as written. I made the substitution of whole wheat flour and 5 packets of Splenda instead of the sugar.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Coconut-Bread.html

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Magical Correspondences for Wednesday

Intentions:Rules healings, the mind, Communication, Divination, Writing, Knowledge, Business Transactions, Debt, Fear,Loss, Travel and Money Matters, Addictions, Young People, Messages, Perception, Self Expression.

Incense: Jasmine, Lavender, Sweet Pea, Cinnamon, Cinquefoil
Planet: Mercury and Chiron (though this is a moon of Pluto)
Sign: Virgo
Angel: Raphael
Colors: Orange, Light Blue, Grey, Yellow and, Opalescent colors and Violet
Herbs/Plants: Fern, Lavendar, Hazel, Cherry, Periwinkle
Stones: Aventurine, Bloodstone, Hematite, Moss Agate and Sodalite
Oil: (Mercury) Benzoin, Clary Sage, Eucalytus, Lavender

Goddesses: Aset [Isis], Demeter, Ceres, Spider Woman, Bona Dea, Oya,
Devi-Kali, Hella, Rhiannon, Coatlique, Maman Brigette, Sekhmet, Het Heret
[Hathor]

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Daily Wisdom
September 26, 2018

Relationships

“Seven years would be insufficient to make some people acquainted with each other, and seven days are more than enough for others.”

-Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility (1811)

There are some people we just “click” with. Maybe it’s love at first sight, maybe it’s some kind of karmic recognition. But when this happens, it is usually a sign to pay attention – that this is an important relationship. We are here for each other. There is so much for us to accomplish together here in this space and time, and we are brought together to do just that

-Lissa Coffey

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Beliefnet: 7 Fun Ways to Welcome Fall

Whether you love fall or you’re already missing summer, here are seven ways to enjoy yourself.

Read more at http://www.beliefnet.com/inspiration/galleries/7-fun-ways-to-welcome-fall.aspx#MSxGzy5ttXJrV1TT.99

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Cat’s Morning Bits for September 13, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for September 13, 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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The mellow moon, the changing leaves,
The earlier setting sun,
Proclaim at last, my merry boys,
The harvest-time begun.
–Charles G. Eastman (1816–60)

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Spiritual Unite: Overactive Crown Chakra

Situated at the crown of the head, the crown Chakra or Sahasrara connects the spiritual and material realms.

It regulates your emotional stability, creative thought, spirituality, inner wisdom and personal attachment

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/overactive-crown-chakra-16-signs/

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MBG: These Caffeine Alternatives Will Give You A Natural Energy Boost

We all have our morning routines. Part autopilot, part ritual, what we do each morning helps us get ready for what the day brings. For some, it all starts with a staggering zombie walk to make coffee (I include myself in this category). But for others who are seeking an alternative to caffeine to jump-start the morning, there are many natural energy-boosting options.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/caffeine-alternatives-for-healthy-natural-energy

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Daily Good: What Does a Compassionate Workplace Look Like?

Compassion in the workplace may sound foreign, but studies have shown that cultivating compassion at the office can have remarkable outcomes for product design, employee and customer engagement, and accountability. Compassion is at the root of delivering quality service, says Monica Worline, because “Service quality hinges on relationships, and relationships deepen when we listen and hear what’s going on in someone else’s life.

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2086/what-does-a-compassionate-workplace-look-like-nir-eyal-monica-worline/

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Elephant Journal: Every Day is a Prayer.

I don’t much believe in praying on our knees, hands clasped.
Still, I pray all day.
I grew up with the religious view of prayer, which felt like a pleading request for a temperamental God to step in and deliver what I asked for. It felt a bit like unworthiness waiting to be transmuted.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/09/every-day-is-a-prayer/

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MNN: ‘Tower of Voices’ honors the Sept. 11 bravery of Flight 93

“Tower of Voices,” a 93-foot musical instrument at the Flight 93 National Memorial, honors the passengers and flight crew who decided to fight back after terrorists hijacked their United Airlines plane on Sept. 11, 2001. The plane crashed in a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, never reaching its intended target but killing all on board.

Read more……………

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EarthSky News: Moon, Jupiter, Antares September 13 to 15

These next three evenings – September 13 to 15, 2018 – watch for the waxing crescent moon to travel eastward through the zodiac. The moon pairs up with the dazzling planet Jupiter on September 13, and then moves in between Jupiter and the red star Antares on September 14. Finally, on September 15, the moon sweeps to the north of the red star Antares, the heart of the constellation Scorpius the Scorpion

http://earthsky.org/tonight/moon-jupiter-antares-september-13-to-15

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Patheos-Pagan: Wiccan Rede: Harm none, spell won’t be done

Many moons ago, through a strange twist of fate, Phyllis Curott’s Witch Crafting landed on my door mat. I wasn’t particularly excited about reading it but through lack of other reading fodder at the time, I began to read. By the end of the book, I realised ‘witch’ was something that had been missing in my life. Without anyone to turn to on my new path, I began to read but this time with an insatiable appetite. It wasn’t long before I came across the Wiccan Rede:
“An Ye Harm None, Do What Ye Will”

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/awaywiththewitch/2018/08/wiccan-rede-harm-none-spell-wont-be-done/

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Inner Journey:

FIND PEACE INSIDE

“All spiritual disciplines are done with a view to still the mind. The perfectly still mind is universal spirit.”
— Swami Ramdas

Getting into the habit of meditating, praying and/or resting daily helps us pull back from our preoccupation with the material world. In silence and solitude, we have an opportunity to pay attention to what’s happening inside rather than outside.

When we do this consistently, we learn to relax and to quiet and detach from our mental chatter and our turbulent emotions. As we begin to witness ourselves in personality, we also begin to experience our soul.

“Meditation may require a lifetime to master, but it will have been a lifetime well spent.” If you want to judge your progress, ask yourself these questions: Am I more loving? Is my judgment sounder? Do I have more energy?Can my mind remain calm under provocation? Am I free from the conditioning of anger, fear, and greed? Spiritual awareness reveals itself as eloquently in character development and selfless action as in mystical states.”
— Eknath Easwaran

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Young souls use pain to learn how things are.

Mature souls use pain to learn how else things might be.

And old souls, use pain to learn how else they might be.

T-s-s-s-s-s-s,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Rose Pistachio Rice Pudding

This is a beautiful rice pudding that’s spiked with pistachios, rose water, and cardamom, and then elegantly decorated on top. It’s a recipe we’ve held in our family for decades. I hope you try it out. 🙂

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Rose-Pistachio-Rice-Pudding.html

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

Intentions: Luck, Happiness, Health/ Healing, Religion, Legal Matters, Male Fertility, Treasure and Wealth, Honor, Riches, Clothing Desires, Leadership, Public Activity, Power and Success, Trade and Employment

Incense: Cinnamon,Henbane Nutmeg and Sage

Planet: Jupiter
Sign: Sagittarius and Pisces
Angel: Sachiel
Colors: Purple, Royal Blue and Indigo
Herbs/Plants: Cinnamon, Beech, Buttercup, Coltsfoot, Oak
Stones: Sugilite, Amethyst, Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli and Sapphire
Oil: (Jupiter) Clove, Lemon Balm, Oakmoss, Star Anise

Goddesses: Juno, Hera, Kwan Yin, Mary, Cybele, Tara, Mawu, Mlaba Mwana Waresa, Ishtar, Nuit

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Daily Wisdom
September 13, 2018

Awareness

“Every dog has its day, but it’s not every dog that knows when he’s having it.”

-Winifred Gordon, A Book of Days (1910)

Is today your day? Sure it is! Why wouldn’t it be? Expand your awareness to include all the beauty and joy and love and peace and goodness that is in you and through you and all around you. Today and every day is your day – recognize it, and enjoy it!

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 15 Ways to Reduce Stress in 15 Minutes or Less

Excessive stress can be bad for both your body and your mind. Stress can come in many forms – a huge project at work, family issues, illness – and not addressing it can lead to sleep issues, anxiety, depression, weight gain as well as digestive and heart problems. Here are some fun and quick ways to reduce stress in your daily life.

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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Thought For The Day: August 15, 2018 ” The High Price of Admission”

Happy Wednesday,

We all people who seem to thrive on drama. They are always instigating it or helping it along and leaving hate and discontent in their wake. We all have a choice when it comes to these people. We can either buy into it or walk away. Your personal inner peace is worth far more than the expensive price of another’s performance.

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