Cat’s Morning Bits for July 3, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for July 3, 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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Great is the sun, and wide he goes
Through empty heaven without repose;
And in the blue and glowing days
More thick than rain he showers his rays.
-Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-94)

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Spiritual Unite: Lynx Spirit Animal Meaning – Use Your Patience

The Lynx spirit animal appears in your life when there are hidden forces in your life.
Lynx spirit animal symbolizes:

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/lynx-spirit-animal/

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ThoughtCo: Holding a Pagan Blessing Ritual for New Babies

In a powerful scene in the landmark miniseries “Roots”, his jubilant father holds the infant Kunta Kinte up to the sky, and says, “Behold, the only thing greater than yourself.” In the same miniseries, many years later, the adult Kunta Kinte does the same thing with his own child, despite the fact that they are thousands of miles from his homeland.

https://www.learnreligions.com/how-to-hold-a-baby-blessing-ritual-2562529

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MBG: Feeling Stuck? Here’s An Exercise To Help You Discover Your Life’s Purpose

Are your needs for general physical health, safety, and human connection basically met? Are you looking for something else—an understanding of your purpose beyond the basics? Do you know that you have work to do in the world but you’re not quite sure what it is or how to do it?

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/feeling-stuck-heres-an-exercise-to-help-you-discover-your-lifes-purpose

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Daily Good: What Does it Take to Be Racially Literate?

Few people really believe that race does not affect their lives in some way, but most of us are unwilling to admit it. We avoid discussing these differences and do ourselves a disservice. Priya Vulchi and Winona Guo are two high school students who decided it was time to bring this discussion out in the open. The key, they say, is to face the issue with both our hearts and our minds, for our minds lead us to understand and our hearts lead us to care.

http://www.karmatube.org/videos.php?id=8177

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Elephant Journal: 14 Surprisingly Inspirational Quotes from Someone who Doesn’t Give a F*ck.

Mark Manson, author of best-selling books The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck and Everything is F*cked: A Book about Hope, looks at self-help with a cold eye.
He believes that happiness requires struggle and that positivity is a side effect of handling the negative things in our lives.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/07/14-surprisingly-inspirational-quotes-from-someone-who-doesnt-give-a-fck-david-baumrind/

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MNN: National park poster artist aims to inspire a new generation of nature lovers

Rob Decker visited his first national park when he was 6 years old. That trip to Yosemite made an impact. Two years later, on a 10,000-mile cross-country trip with his family, Decker visited five more national parks. He photographed them with a Kodak Duaflex camera with black-and-white film and was hooked.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/wilderness-resources/blogs/national-park-posters-rob-decker

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EarthSky News: Watch for a young moon after sunset

Over the next few evenings – July 3 to 6, 2019 – watch for the young moon in the west after sunset. Fresh from the July 2 South American solar eclipse, the moon will be a very thin crescent and hard to catch on July 3. But, especially if you live in the Americas or on an island in the Pacific, you might catch it shortly after sunset.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/go-young-moon-hunting-after-sunset

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Daily Tarot: High Priestess

Even if it’s a busy day at work or with loved ones, it may still be an introspective kind of day when you need to frequently take a quiet moment to reflect. Be organized and perform your tasks well, but also find those quiet instances when you can make sense of your feelings and impressions. You can get a great deal done today, and feel inwardly satisfied about it.

astrology.com

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Patheos-Pagan: Foxglove: Digitalis and the Faery Realm

The Queen of Elphame, the Faery Queen is an important figure in traditional witchcraft. With her consort the King of Elphame they rule over the People of Goda as they are known in the initiatory tradition based on the teachings of Robert Cochrane, the Clan of Tubal Cain. Foxglove or Digitalis purpurea, one variety of the plant has gone by many names that indicate its connection with the Faery Realm and the beings that populate it.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/poisonersapothecary/2019/07/02/foxglove-digitalis-and-the-faery-realm/

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Inner Journey: 

CONTEMPLATE UNITY

“Poverty is in separatism. Abundance is in unity.”
— Torkom Saraydarian

Watch for those times when you perceive yourself to be separate from the rest of the world. When you find yourself feeling uncomfortable, threatened or isolated, remember Neale Donald Walsch’s words: “there’s only one of us in this room.”

When we perceive differences in thinking and behaving, we might remember that these are merely different expressions of the one universal life force. We can release judgment as to whether those differences are right or wrong or good or bad. We can drop the labels that divide the world into pieces, and simply appreciate the rich variety of ways that energy can manifest as form.

“If we are to achieve a rich culture, rich in contrasting values, we must recognize the whole gamut of human potentialities, and so weave a less arbitrary social fabric, one in which each diverse human gift will find a fitting place.”
— Margaret Mead

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Today’s Deity: The Three Norns

There are three Norns (Old Norse: “Nornir”) in Norse mythology and they live at the well Urd in Asgard (home of the Gods and Goddesses). Their names are Urd “What Once Was” (Old Norse “Urðr”), Verdandi “What Is Coming into Being” (Old Norse “Verðandi”) and Skuld “What Shall Be” (Old Norse “Skuld”), the three Norns are the Goddesses of fate in Norse mythology.

https://norse-mythology.net/norns-the-goddesses-of-fate-in-norse-mythology/

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A Note from the Universe

Of course you’re strong enough.

Or what would be the whole point?

Go forth,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Strawberry Lime Cake

This is an elegant looking yet easy to make cake for these warmer months. The juice from the strawberries seep into the sponge and makes for a really moist cake. Using both the juice and the zest of the limes really gives it a nice kick. I hope you enjoy this cake!

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Strawberry-Lime-Cake.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
July 3, 2019

Meditation

“The very best and utmost attainment in this life is to remain still and let God act and speak in thee.”

-Meister Eckhart
All the wisdom of the universe can be found in silence, can be experienced through meditation. When we are quiet, we allow spirit in, we are in-spired! This is how we get the answers we seek, this is how God communicates with us.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Tetraktys: The Wheel of the Year in Wicca – A Complete Guide

The Wheel of the Year is at the core of the Wiccan practices and it is used by a lot of modern witches. If you follow the Wiccan path, understanding it is a crucial step in your spiritual journey. What is it exactly? Why do we practice it? How does it work? In this article, I am sharing with you all I know on this topic. You will learn that following the Wheel of the Year goes further than simply observing the eight Sabbats.

https://www.thetetraktys.com/2019/wheel-of-the-year-wicca-guide/

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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/

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Cat’s Morning Bits for April 9, 2019

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for April 9, 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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April the Beautiful, with streaming eyes,
Weeps o’er the havoc that rude March has made.
The dales are musical with her sweet sighs,
Tears mark her footsteps o’er the moistened glade.

-John Askham (1825-94)

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Spirit Library: The Moon ~ Your Creative Companion in Life

Want to be more creative, productive and feeling in the Flow of Life?

The Moon offers us natural gifts of consciousness that can be very helpful if we pay attention and use the Moon energy to plan our activities every month. All over the world, the Moon changes the tides of the oceans. Since the average adult body is made up of more than 60% water, it’s important to remember that we are also affected by the amazing energetic activity of the Moon. It is helpful to understand that the Moon is changing the tides on our inner level at the same time as it changes the outer world.

https://spiritlibrary.com/shanta-gabriel/the-moon-your-creative-companion-in-life

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ThoughtCo: Recipes for the Beltane Sabbat

Beltane is a time to celebrate the fertility of the earth, and the return of spring blossoms and blooms. It’s a season of fire and passion, and when many of us honor the wild and lusty god of the forests. Beltane is a time for planting and sowing of seeds; again, the fertility theme appears. The buds and flowers of early May bring to mind the endless cycle of birth, growth, death, and rebirth that we see in the earth. Try one of these seven seasonally-appropriate recipes for your Beltane celebrations!

https://www.thoughtco.com/recipes-for-the-beltane-sabbat-4126076

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Pioneer Thinking: Dandelion Remedies

You can use dandelions as an herbal plant and a medicinal plant; it’s no longer just a weed. You can use the dandelion roots to make tinctures or teas. The dandelion flower can be used to make dandelion wine and the leaves can be chopped and added to salads, soups or stews.

https://pioneerthinking.com/dandelions-are-an-herbal-plant-and-a-medicinal-plant-not-just-a-weed

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Elephant Journal: The 6 Best Spiritual Teachings of Wayne Dyer to help us Get Over Ourselves.

It was six months after I separated from my ex-husband that I met Wayne Dyer for the first time.
He spoke at a World Summit in Pasadena, California and I was absolutely transfixed from the moment he stepped on stage.
Wayne was powerful beyond measure, as anyone familiar with his work knows. He had a candid, no nonsense way about him and infused some of the most profound teachings I heard that day with a heaping dose of humor.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2017/01/the-6-best-spiritual-teachings-of-wayne-dyer-to-help-us-get-over-ourselves/

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MBG:  Weekly Horoscope: Here’s How To Get Through The Curveball That’s Coming Up Wednesday

This week, the AstroTwins explain how a retrograde in Jupiter could force us to slow down and be more critical of all that we’ve been building over the last few months.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/the-astrotwins-weekly-horoscope-for-april-8-14-2019

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EarthSky News: Moon, Mars, Pleiades on April 7 to 9 

Generally, any moon that’s less than one day old (or 24 hours past new moon) is hard to spot with the eye alone, or, sometimes, even with binoculars. For the most of the world, however, the moon was over a day old after sunset on Saturday evening (April 6, 2019).

https://earthsky.org/tonight/go-young-moon-hunting

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Patheos-Pagan: Weekend Witchery: It Ain’t All Spells & Rituals

My life centers around magic. A good deal of which isn’t what you might call high magic. It ain’t all spells and rituals. The magic I do these days tends toward the everyday pursuits of hearth, health, and happiness. This weekend was a prime example of how magic shows up for me and how I work it.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/thewitchesnextdoor/2019/04/weekend-witchery/

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Inner Journey:

WHY ARE YOU DOING THAT?

“What we see depends mainly on what we look for.”
— Sir John Lubbock

Throughout the day, continually ask yourself about your underlying motivation. Why are you doing what you are doing?

Is it for selfish, manipulative or fearful reasons? Is it for honest service with integrity? Maybe you’ll discover you don’t know. Perhaps you will see that much of your activity lacks purpose.

This is a great way to become more conscious. Your intention and motives are fundamental to the results you will receive. Set high intentions and your life will blossom.

“The great thing in the world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving.”
— Oliver Wendell Holmes

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Well, actually you were different.

You didn’t want a perfect life, a typical life, or even a normal life.

You wanted a one-of-a-kind.

How we doing?

The Universe

tut.com

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Herbal Muse: Herb Roasted Chickpeas

The perfect snack for the whole family! Packed with protein and fiber instead of fillers, these little gems are full of savory flavor with just the right amount of snap. Better make a double batch because these disappear quickly! And when the party’s over, yo can store leftovers (if there are any) in an airtight container for up to a week.

https://www.herbalmusings.com/herb-roasted-chickpeas

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Magical Correspondences for Tuesday

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

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

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

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

 

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Daily Wisdom
April 9, 2019

Purpose

“The human soul, the world, the universe are laboring on to their magnificent consummation. We are not fashioned… marvelously for nought.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

There is a divine organization, an intelligence to all of creation – and here we are, a part of it all. It makes sense that we are here for a purpose. Life has meaning, and each life is meaningful.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Spirituality & Health: The Power of the Smile
BY RUTH WILSON

“I wonder, ‘Is it OK to be happy in a world filled with greed, environmental destruction, and other forms of violence?’ I then recall Mary Oliver’s words: ‘Happiness, if done right, is a kind of holiness.’ Yes, it’s OK to smile — even necessary to do so.

https://spiritualityhealth.com/articles/2019/04/08/the-power-of-the-smile

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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)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/

The Best Portion of Life: Cat’s Angel Message for February 9, 2019 

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The Best Portion of Life: Cat’s Angel Message for February 9, 2019 

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


That best portion of a man’s life, his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love. – William Wordsworth


29:  In some respects we all share a very similar life purpose in that we all have something that we can share with others in need. These Humanitarian acts can be complex or as simple as a smile or hug, kind or encouraging words or just being a good listener. Today the Universe is reminding us that we are all qualified to do these small and simple things. Make time today to be there for someone else. Embrace self confidence and listen to your heart as it guides you on this path of service. If it resonates with your spirit you are on the right path. In helping others we often find that we are helping ourselves as well and small acts of compassion and kindness can make a big difference.


Archangel Zadkiel blesses us with mercy and compassion towards others and ourselves as he helps us to bring our divine light front and center. The Ascended Master Mother Mary surrounds us with her gentle energy and helps to fill our hearts with love. She teaches us about compassion and forgiveness which are essential to healing ourselves and helping others. And the Greek goddess Artemis reminds us to use our intuitive skills to help others. She says “All the skills and knowledge you need for success lives within you. Your inner wisdom is a powerful thing and you know in your heart when something is good and right.”


Our Sacred Stones for today are  Kunzite and Rhodonite. Kunzite is a  high vibration stone  that can help to create a balanced partnership with the Universe as it opens your heart to receiving Divine love. And gentle Rhodonite helps to balance both mental and physical energy. It shows us all sides to any given situation and clears away confusion and helps to promote confidence. It’s calming influence helps us to ground and balance even during chaotic or upsetting situations.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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Stepping Up: Cat’s Angel Message for September 6, 2018 

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Stepping Up: Cat’s Angel Message for September 6, 2018 

September’s Theme: This month will involve working on our Life Mission/ Purpose. Sometimes we have a clear vision of what that is and sometimes we don’t.  Remember that everything you do has an impact on your world and the people in it and around you.  It can be simple, like making “tiny miracles” happen for others or even making your own life or the life of a loved one better. Sometime’s the small things are the best!


Everyone is going to have to step up to the plate. – Warren Rudman


96: This month we are working on and with our Life Purpose. So how do you know what your purpose is? Well, that can sometimes be a little tricky. Some people intuitively know. while others are left scratching their heads. For those who already know the angels are letting you know that your help is urgently needed to create a more peaceful world during this crazy time. For those who aren’t sure what they can do to help the angels are saying to start small, do what you can for one person at a time. It’s time to lead by example and by sharing your unique light with those around you. Be a peacemaker, a leader, or a role model. Remember that all your needs are being supplied and manifested along the way!


Archangel Uriel: Earth changes Archangel Raphael: All aspects of healing, healers Archangel Michael: All aspects of your Life Mission Archangel Chamuel: Finding your Life Purpose Archangel Ariel: Environmentalism Use your angel stones, Angelite, Celestite, Apophyllite to connect with  the Archangels.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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Dancing Through Life: Cat’s Angel Message for September 5, 2018 

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Dancing Through Life: Cat’s Angel Message for September 5, 2018 

September’s Theme: This month will involve working on our Life Mission/ Purpose. Sometimes we have a clear vision of what that is and sometimes we don’t.  Remember that everything you do has an impact on your world and the people in it and around you.  It can be simple, like making “tiny miracles” happen for others or even making your own life or the life of a loved one better. Sometime’s the small things are the best!


Life is like dancing. If we have a big floor, many people will dance. Some will get angry when the rhythm changes. But life is changing all the time. – don Miguel Ruiz


95:  This month is all about discovering and working with our Life Purpose. Even if we don’t know what our “purpose “is the clues that provide that answer are there. many of the clues we need can be found in the changes that either just show up or that we initiate for ourselves. Many of these changes happen through the clearing process of letting go of outdated thoughts, feelings, people and things. Letting go tells the Universe that we are ready to move forward and continue our growth cycle. Remember that without change we don’t grow and it is through growth that our Life Purpose comes into focus. Today the angels are telling us that the time has come to embrace the changes that we have been working on or putting off. It is it time to step up and start creating the life you want and acknowledging what really fills your spirit to the fullest!


Archangel Jeremiel is reminding us that concern about change is normal. Ask him to help you to see your path clearly and to assist you in taking the necessary steps to embrace your future. 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 Yoruban Goddess Oya helps us navigate the winds of change. ” My child change must be embraced, not ignored or simply put up with. Allow these changes to inspire and encourage you to transcend your self imposed limitations.” 


Use Chiastolite (aka Cross Stone, Andalusite) to help you find harmony and balance while bringing your purpose more clearly into focus.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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 The World Needs You: Cat’s Angel Message for September 1, 2018 

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 The World Needs You: Cat’s Angel Message for September 1, 2018 

September’s Theme: This month will involve working on our Life Mission/ Purpose. Sometimes we have a clear vision of what that is and sometimes we don’t.  Remember that everything you do has an impact on your world and the people in it and around you.  It can be simple, like making “tiny miracles” happen for others or even making your own life or the life of a loved one better. Sometime’s the small things are the best!


Love one another and help others to rise to the higher levels, simply by pouring out love. Love is infectious and the greatest healing energy. – Sai Baba


91: Today the Universe are calling on all Lightworkers. Our world is in need of healing right now so take some time today and send loving, healing energy out to those in need. Even if Lightworking isn’t your calling you can still help by sending  out peaceful, loving  vibes to those around you or to those who need it. We all have the power to make a difference by promoting a positive view to those around us. The Universe is telling us that it’s a great day to lead by example and don’t be afraid to let yourself shine.


 Archangel Chamuel can help you find your life purpose as well as helping to promote peace on all levels. He reminds us that peace starts with us as individuals and as it grows it should be shared. The Ascended Master Vywamus helps all Lightworkers.  He teaches us that change can be an opportunity to heal. And the Celtic Goddess Brigid teaches us that peace encompasses many things, she says, “Hope and optimism shine like the sun and like the sun they hold powerful energy. This energy will help you find your way and help others as well.”


Our Sacred Stone for today is Golden Beryl (Heliodor). This warm, sunny stone  helps us to find clarity and illumination as it eliminates confusion of purpose.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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A Happier Life: Cat’s Angel Message for July 9, 2018

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A Happier Life: Cat’s Angel Message for July 9, 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!


The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves. – Helen Keller


79:  Our message today involves the giving of sacred service through our life purpose. For some this means offering themselves and their skills to the community or to the world. Yet for others sacred service revolves around their partner, children, family or extended family. Every day, whether we are aware of it or not we have the ability to make a difference or influence someone’s life in a positive way . The Angels are letting us know that we are on the right path and that even if we’re not exactly sure of what our life purpose is. The important thing is that we are making a difference in our world!


Archangel Chamuel shows us the important parts of our lives and helps us to create the  foundations we need to build strong relationships (friends, love career etc). He also helps to shed light on our life purpose.  The Ascended Master Kuthumi helps to free us from the distractions that can keep us from embracing our path with confidence and the Celtic Goddess Brigid helps us find our direction as she ignites our inner creative fire. She says “Hope and optimism shine like the sun and like the sun they hold powerful energy. This energy will help you find your way.”


Our Sacred Stone for the day is Sugilite. This stone brings purple ray energy to earth. It embodies spiritual love and wisdom and assists in opening the chakras. This stone can also help you find the answers to “Why am I here and What is my purpose?”


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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