Cat’s Morning Bits for July 17, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for July 17, 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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Deep in the greens of summer sing the lives
I’ve come to love. A vireo whets its bill.
The great day balances upon the leaves;
My ears can hear the bird when all is still.
-Theodore Roethke (1908-63)

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Spiritual Unite: Does Rejecting Actually Equal Accepting?

They say if we want to change something within ourselves, we must first accept it. How do we accept something we do not like? Also, is it necessary to accept it?
We know that what we resist persists. So what happens when we are not happy with a component of our lives and how do we move into a state of acceptance so we can embrace it, grow from it, and release it for good?

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/does-rejecting-actually-equal-accepting-guest-post/

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ThoughtCo: Make a Loaf of Lammas Bread

Bread is the ultimate symbol of the Lammas season. After all, once the grain is harvested, it is milled and baked into bread, which is then consumed. It is the cycle of the harvest come full circle. The spirit of the grain god lives on through us in the eating of the bread. In many traditions, a loaf of special bread is baked in the shape of a man, to symbolize the god of the harvest.

https://www.learnreligions.com/lammas-lughnasadh-bread-recipe-4588964

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Daily Good: Vesuvius at Home: The Power of Emily Dickinson

“For years I have been not so much envisioning Emily Dickinson as trying to visit, to enter her mind, through her poems and letters, and through my own intimations of what it could have meant to be one of the two mid-19th-century American geniuses, and a woman, living in Amherst, Massachusetts. Of the other genius, Walt Whitman, Dickinson wrote that she had heard his poems were “disgraceful.” She knew her own were unacceptable by her world’s standards of poetic convention, and of what was appropriate, in particular, for a woman poet. Seven were published in her lifetime, all edited by other hands; more than a thousand were laid away in her bedroom chest, to be discovered after her death.

http://www.dailygood.org/more.php?n=8130

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Elephant Journal: Crack Open your Heart & Ease your Journey with these Mercury Retrograde Affirmations.

Mercury is in Retrograde until July 31st and a little bit after that due to the after shadow effect.
So, during this time, many of us have been feeling the pull of our core wounds. While we enter a truly tender phase and are inclined to run from the pain, we must remember that when Mercury is in retrograde it begs us to look into our dark corners to understand these wounds and shed light on where our ego has trapped us

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/07/heart-opening-grounding-affirmations-for-this-mercury-retrograde-july-31st/

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A Little Bit of Besom Lore

1) Never give away a used broom. It bring bad luck to you and the person you gave it to.

2) You should never sweep your house at night. The faeries and spirits that live in and around your home find it an insult.

3) To keep ghost out of your home, you should lean your broom against the door jamb.

4) If you drop a broom on the floor, you will have company.

5) If you unmarried and step over a broom that is on the floor, you will never marry.

6) The first items brought into a new home should be a new broom and a loaf of bread. It will bring good luck.

7) Never sweep dust out of the front door with your broom. All the good luck will be swept out with the dust!

8) Taking a broom across the water brings bad luck.

9) You should never lean a broom against a bed or the person who sleeps on that side will die.

10) Never hit someone with a broom, it will make them lazy.

collected from various internet resources

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MNN: Remembering Apollo 11 and the giant step that changed everything
It’s been 50 years since the Apollo 11 mission and the first step on the moon. Here’s a look back in photos.

Fifty years ago, a rocket carrying the Apollo 11 crew blasted off from Earth on its historic mission to land humans on the moon. The mission launched from Cape Kennedy on July 16, 1969, carrying Commander Neil Armstrong, Command Module Pilot Michael Collins and Lunar Module Pilot Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/space/blogs/remember-apollo-11-photos

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Daily Tarot: The Pope

It’s important to stick with the plan already in place and be loyal to those who are already committed to you. You’re not so much part of a team as you are the leader of a group of people who will do what you ask of them if you only treat them properly and look after their needs, especially the tiny personal ones.

astrology.com

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EarthSky News: Watch for a daytime moon

In the coming mornings, watch for a daytime moon. No matter where you are on Earth, look generally westward after sunrise to see the moon in a blue daytime sky, assuming yours is clear.
Why can you see the moon in the daytime now?

https://earthsky.org/tonight/daytime-moon-this-upcoming-week

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Today’s Deity: Rhiannon, Horse Goddess of Wales 

In Welsh mythology, Rhiannon is a horse goddess depicted in the Mabinogion. She is similar in many aspects to the Gaulish Epona, and later evolved into a goddess of sovereignty who protected the king from treachery.

https://www.learnreligions.com/rhiannon-horse-goddess-of-wales-2561707

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Patheos-Pagan: How to Hold a Solo Sacred Cacao Ceremony

It is a powerful experience to share the cacao with a group of people but don’t feel you must be in a group to experience the medicine of cacao. As cacao is linked with opening the heart and emotions, you might prefer to hold a ceremony alone in familiar surroundings. When you begin to open up and explore your emotions, you never know how wide your heart will open

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/awaywiththewitch/2019/01/how-to-hold-a-solo-sacred-cacao-ceremony/

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Inner Journey: 

THINK FOR YOURSELF

“I think the reward for conformity is that everyone likes you except yourself.”
— Rita Mae Brown

Where do you need to think for yourself?

When we begin to cultivate awareness of our thoughts and emotions, we begin to see just how much we live according to other people’s and society’s beliefs and actions. Don’t get upset by this. Just get in touch with how you really think and feel inside and begin to express your authenticity.

“Once in a while it really hits people that they don’t have to experience the world in the way they have been told to.”
— Alan Keightley

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

If summer resisted fall it wouldn’t really be summer or fall.

Better to celebrate the season you’re in… especially those of your wonderful life.

Everything keeps getting better,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Watermelon Dessert Pizza

A fun dessert or party treat that looks like pizza but is sweet!

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Watermelon-Dessert-Pizza.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 17, 2019 

Sharing

“Friends share all things.”

-Pythagoras (580? – 500? B.C.)

True friends share things without even realizing it sometimes. When one of us feels joy, that joy is shared by our friends – we are happy for each other! Whether it is good news or bad news, it feels good to share it with a friend, with someone who will feel the emotions and help us through it.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily post are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.

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The Voice Within: Cat’s Angel Message for July 15, 2019

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The Voice Within: Cat’s Angel Message for July 15, 2019

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


Do not follow the ideas of others, but learn to listen to the voice within yourself. Your body and mind will become clear and you will realize the unity of all things. – Dogen


715:  Last month was about initiating change in our lives and we did that through clearing space and making room for new things. Today the Universe is sending us a gentle reminder that what we put in motion is beginning to manifest. Can’t see the results just yet? Hang on…. they’re coming! Persistence and patience are the keys to working with changes of all kinds. This is now a good time to review what you’ve done so far and make any necessary adjustments and tie up any  loose ends. Should you have had a setback remember that these are only temporary. Look for the lesson and the truth in the situation then use this information to make the adjustments and move forward. Don’t let the little things hold you back. You’ve totally got this!


Archangel Uriel can help us to overcome obstacles by showing us where the solutions are that will lead to our success. He provides us with the additional information that we need to make the most informed decisions we can. No problem is too great or too small for him to assist with. Uriel also helps us to gain spiritual understanding and creative insight. Today is a good day to simply touch base with him, ask for help if needed or simply express gratitude for the blessing in your life.  The Ascended Master El Morya can help if you have trouble staying present and focused in the now. He teaches us the importance of putting aside what we cannot control  so that we are free to think about other things. He reminds us that it is our faith that  keeps us grounded so that we can embrace both the patience and the clear decision making needed to make things happen. And, the Yoruban Goddess Oya embodies the winds of change. She tells us, ” Allow the winds of change to flow through your being. In their wake they will leave new energy seeds for you to plant. Use these seeds to help you on your journey. Remember child, that 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.”


Our Sacred Stones for today include:

  • Orange Calcite helps us to embrace our own power and the abilities we possess while eliminating self defeating thinking. It also helps to balance the emotions and calm our fears so that we can work through problems and temporary setbacks so we may reach our full potential.
  • Cerussite to keep us grounded, and stimulate new growth while teaching us to be flexible and how to adapt to the changes we have made.
  • Happy, sunny Citrine  draws abundance and brings our self confidence forward. It promotes the optimistic mindset necessary to activate the manifestation process and nudges us into action. We can also use this crystal to help us sift through information and analyze situations so that we can move forward with positive intent. Citrine also helps us go with the flow and encourages us to explore all options so that we can make the best decisions for our journey.

Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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Thought For The Day: April 22, 2019 “Happy With Yourself”

Happy Monday,

We start our week with a quote about self improvement. There comes a time when we all need to look at our lives and make  personal changes that are both self care and growth. Remember that in order to be happy you must first be happy with yourself and the rest will fall into place!

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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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The Key: Cat’s Angel Message for April 3, 2019

 

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The Key: Cat’s Angel Message for April 3, 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.


The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best. – Epictetus


43:  Everyone needs a loving support system, which consists of friends and family. However we also have help in the Divine realms in the form of the angels,the ascended masters or our patron Goddess/God. By sharing our hopes, dreams, fears or even grief with our support systems the wheels begin to turn and things are set in motion and  we elevate our  overall success and healing rate. We then find that we are able to work the small miracles that enrich our lives as well as appreciating the tiny miracles that bring peace and joy on a daily level. The Universe is also encouraging us to take a look at both lifestyle and home. Ask yourself what changes you can make that will bring more balance, peace and good vibes into your situation and environment.


Archangel Jophiel helps us to bounce back from negative situations by showing us all the good things in other areas of of our lives. Remember that goodness and beauty surround us all the time, so stay open to receiving these blessings. The Ascended Master Serapis Bey brings us the necessary spiritual insight we need when dealing with negative people, feelings or situations. By surrounding yourself with loving energy you can find the peace you need to deal with off color moments. And the British/Celtic goddess Sulis reminds us to “Look to the elemental power of water for healing and comfort. Water has the power to cleanse away heavy and harmful energies from your body, your spirit and energy field as well.”


Our Sacred Stones for today include the following:  Rose Quartz, this essential healing stone truly helps on so many levels. It’s gentle energy soothes our emotions and hearts. It helps us to both give and receive love and shows us a positive side to the world around us. Amazonite helps to soothe emotional trauma as it eases stress and worry and Pink Beryl (Morganite) helps us to overcome resistance to healing. It also promotes awareness of any unfulfilled emotional needs and feelings that need to be expressed.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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Thought For The Day: March 7, 2019 “It’s A Cop Out”

Happy Thursday,

How many people do you know that have  said ” It’s just the way I am and others have to accept that.” This is often a manipulation tactic and  a form of emotional abuse. “That’s just the way I am” is a cop out statement. it boldly states ” I don’t care about you because it’s all about ME and you catering to me.” The TRUTH is that others do not have to accept it. Everyone is capable of making changes that will make themselves a better person. The fact is that not everyone wants to be a better person and the blunt refusal to even acknowledge harm to themselves or to others is easier than stepping up and saying “Wow. I don’t like myself when I say that, do that or act  like that, and I can do better!” While it may not be easy why risk losing something or someone important to you?

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Transformation Time: Cat’s Angel Message for December 5, 2018

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Transformation Time: Cat’s Angel Message for December 5, 2018 

December’s Theme: Pay close attention to recurring thoughts and ideas. These messages and clues will assist you to make improvements in your life. Taking action will aid in manifestation.


Anything I can not transform into something marvelous, I let go. – Anais Nin


125:  Last month we started working on making positive changes to help us create a better life. Remember that change is necessary if we are to grow to our full potential. Today the Universe is telling us that the time has come to acknowledge the changes that we initiated and to make any adjustments that will help ease the way. The number 5 relates to transformation on all levels and it’s important to continue to let go of what no longer serves to make room. The our spiritual helpers are here and are sending us messages and clues that relate to our path. Embrace your faith in yourself and the Universe and allow your transformation to happen!


Archangel Jeremiel eases our concerns about the future.  He  helps us to decipher the messages that receive which makes navigating the paths of change easier. The  Ascended Master Vywamus helps to discover and rediscover talents and skills that we possess that will help us on our path and open avenues for us to explore. The Celtic Goddess Brigid ignites our inner fire and brings our creativity and creative thinking to the forefront. 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.”


Today’s Sacred Stone is Hematite. This stone 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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