Cat’s Morning Bits for April 18, 2019

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for April 18, 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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Again the blackbirds sing; the streams
Wake, laughing, from their winter dreams,
And tremble in the April showers
The tassels of the maple flowers.
-John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-92)

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Spirit Library: Master Every Moment?

Excerpt from the interactive book: A Course in Mastering Alchemy: Tools to Shift, Transform and Ascend.

At the beginning of this course, long before I knew it would be a course, Ascended Master Kuthumi told me that it is necessary (i.e. required) for me to be masterful of every thought, every emotion, every action … every moment. I swallowed hard and nodded, not sure how this was even possible and very clear it was far out of my reach.

https://spiritlibrary.com/jim-self/master-every-moment

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ThoughtCo: Understanding Omens and Symbols

For many practitioners of various magical traditions, there is a tendency to look for and find symbolism in everything, particularly in aspects of nature. Often, these symbols are interpreted as omens

https://www.thoughtco.com/what-is-an-omen-2561765

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MBG: Tonight’s Libra Full Moon Is The Best Time To Do These 5 Things

Relationship check-in time! Peace and harmony is the Libra way—this balanced sign counts Gandhi, John Lennon, and Alfred Nobel (of the Nobel Peace Prize) among its ranks, after all. The Libra full moon tonight is occasion to celebrate our soft spot for all of humankind, passing out olive branches and extending our goodwill.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/april-full-moon-2019-all-you-need-to-know-about-the-libra-moon

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Daily Good: The Skittish Stallion

“There were two horses. One was a quarter horse and the other one was this big black stallion that had been abused. It was quite skittish. You couldnt get close to it. Of course, I was determined to become friends with that horse.” Rosemary Peterson shares more in this beautiful piece that speaks to the power of patience and intention in our relationships.

http://www.conversations.org/story.php?sid=171

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Elephant Journal: For the Wild Ones who Sing to the Moon. {Poem}

No matter
how hard they try,
they cannot
keep us apart.

They can pour concrete
over the rich, dark earth,
put us in a plastic chair
inside a Sheetrock box

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/04/for-the-wild-ones-who-sing-to-the-moon-kai-siedenburg/

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MNN: 10 curious truths about Stonehenge
The world’s most famous ring of standing stones has been studied for centuries, yet we learn something new about it all the time.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/wilderness-resources/stories/10-curious-truths-about-stonehenge

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EarthSky News: April full moon shines in Virgo

On April 19, 2019, the moon turns full in front of the constellation Virgo the Maiden at 11:12 UTC. That is 7:12 a.m. EDT, 6:12 a.m. CDT, etc, and thus tonight’s moon might look more full for you than tomorrow night’s if you live in Earth’s Western Hemisphere. More about that shortly. In the meantime, for all of us around the world, as darkness falls on April 18, you’ll find an almost-full waxing gibbous moon close to Spica, the constellation Virgo’s one and only 1st-magnitude star.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/april-full-moon-shines-in-virgo

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Patheos-Pagan: Pagan Portals Sun Magic

Pagan Portals Sun Magic
An introduction to working with Sun magic, and how to live in harmony with the solar year and to utilise all the magical powers it provides.
A book filled with the basics of the sun cycle, the representations and correspondences, what magic to work and when. A look at the solar year, sun deities, sun spells, meditations, specific sun rituals, sun recipes and more..

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/beneaththemoon/2019/04/pagan-portals-sun-magic/

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Inner Journey:

TIME TO BLOSSOM

“The voice of our original self is often muffled, overwhelmed, even strangled, by the voices of other people’s expectations.”
— Julia Cameron

Many of us unconsciously believe that we’re unworthy or defective. We adopted this belief very early in our lives when the people we looked up to disapproved of our demands, wishes and behaviours. We concluded that we had to learn to be good.

Unfortunately, ‘being good’ usually meant giving up our own differences or uniqueness. We learned that we might get the love we wanted if we acted and felt like others wanted us to.

If we seek true joy and connection with life, we now need to remove these artificial masks and express our deep authentic nature.

“For all those years you’ve protected the seed. It’s time to become the beautiful flower.”
— Stephen C. Paul

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A Note from the Universe 

Have you ever stopped to consider that due to your eternal nature, you and everyone else live forever?

Of course you have.

And therefore, have you realized that in the truest sense, everyone beats cancer, AIDS, and starvation?

Un-hun, un-hun…

And you totally get that between now and forever, you will meet and fall deeply in love with everyone, and they with you?

Let’s not wait…

The Universe

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Today’s Recipe: Steamed Greens with Ginger and Water Chestnuts

This Asian–style recipe calls for water chestnuts, which add a crunchy texture to this flavorful leafy greens medley. Leafy greens contain fiber and folate, as well as lutein and other phytochemicals that help protect against many chronic diseases from cataracts to cancer.

https://pioneerthinking.com/steamed-greens-with-ginger-and-water-chestnuts

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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 2019

Praise
“My soul preached to me and said, “Do not be delighted because of praise, and do not be distressed because of blame.'”

-Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931)

We must not get too caught up in the teeter-totter of outside commentary on our works. There will always be some who appreciate what we do and others who disparage it. The ego is what gets caught up in this game of needing approval. The soul is wise, and knows that life is a balance of opposites. The soul itself can’t be affected by praise or blame.

-Lissa Coffey

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Accept the Challenge:  Cat’s Angel Message for April 14, 2019

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Accept the Challenge:  Cat’s Angel Message for April 14, 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.


Presumption should never make us neglect that which appears easy to us, nor despair make us lose courage at the sight of difficulties. – Benjamin Banneker


414:  Our Spa Day from yesterday carries over into today. The Universe is asking us to release our worries and fears to make room inside for inner peace. Our spiritual helpers will be assisting us with exchanging the negative and stressful with peaceful and positive. It’s time to release what no longer serves your highest good or brings you joy. We often hold on to things out of fear. Fear of failure, new experiences, or of ourselves or sometimes there is even a kind of comfort in old, outdated situations. After all things stay the same if we don’t try. This releasing is imperative as it not only creates a better life, it makes us healthier in mind, body and spirit. We all deserve and are worthy of receiving good things. While this process is never easy, remember that you are a work in progress and that your personal evolution is important.  The key here is to trust in yourself and the Universe. You know what you need so allow yourself the ultimate freedom by cutting the cords that are holding you down. Accept the challenge!


Continue working with Archangel Michael. He will protect you through the changes and the letting go process. Michael blesses us with the knowledge of our own worth and provides direction and the courage we need to move forward. 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 Hindu goddess White Tara says, “Come and sit beside me. I will help ease the worry in your heart and teach you how to replace it with gratitude and joy. This is where faith dwells and we must only open the doors and invite it forward.”


Our Sacred Stones for today include the following; Lava Stone which is a powerful symbol of our own energy. It is a stone of rebirth and helps us to burn away unneeded layers so we can initiate new growth. Galena which helps us to stay grounded and centered. It helps to open the mind as it dissolves self-limiting thoughts from our past, and Satin Spar Selenite makes it a great meditation stone. It opens the crown chakra to help us receive universal guidance as it calms the emotions and promotes inner peace.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!

Cat’s Morning Bits for April 8, 2019

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for April  8, 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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Oh, how fresh the wind is blowing!
See! The sky is bright and clear,
Oh, how green the grass is growing!
April! April! Are you here?

-Dora R. Goodale (1866-1953)

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Pioneer Thinking: Holistic Herbal Solutions

Holistic herbal solutions can also be defined as or simply called natural home remedies. There are more ways than you can possible think of to help yourself be naturally healthy or healthier. I am not saying that you should totally dismiss you primary care physician but I am saying that you can possibly visit him MUCH less

https://pioneerthinking.com/holistic-herbal-solutions

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ThoughtCo: 11 Pagan Fertility Deities of Beltane

Beltane is a time of great fertility—for the earth itself, for animals, and of course for people as well. This season has been celebrated by cultures going back thousands of years, in a variety of ways, but nearly all shared the fertility aspect. Typically, this is a Sabbat to celebrate gods of the hunt or of the forest, and goddesses of passion and motherhood, as well as agricultural deities. Here is a list of gods and goddesses that can be honored as part of your tradition’s Beltane rituals

https://www.thoughtco.com/fertility-deities-of-beltane-2561641

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MBG: How Working With These 3 Chakras Helped Me Deal With Stress & Racing Thoughts

How the chakras can help with stress management.
As a nurse and naturopath, Matluck sees value in fusing Eastern and Western approaches to medicine. She helps clients use the body’s more metaphysical energy centers to overcome very physical blocks.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/the-chakras-and-how-to-use-them-to-deal-with-chronic-stress

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Daily Good: Brink of Extinction

Anna Louisa first became interested in Faroese ponies because of a children’s book. She soon learned that these enchanting creatures, ponies by size but often called horses due to their strength, were almost extinct. Between 1850 and 1920 large numbers of them were exported from their home in the Faroe Islands. By 1960 there were only five left in the wild. Fortunately they have made a remarkable comeback due largely to “the lady with the horses.”

http://www.karmatube.org/videos.php?id=8397

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MNN: If you want to feel happier, just spend 20 minutes in nature

Nature soothes our stressed-out souls. We instinctively know nature is the best prescription, but new research is revealing how little time we need to set aside to reap the benefits.
In one new study, published April 4 in the journal Frontiers in Psychology, researchers tried to identify the most effective “dose” of nature within the context of normal daily life. As more doctors prescribe nature experiences for stress relief and other health benefits —

https://www.mnn.com/health/fitness-well-being/blogs/urban-park-20-minutes-feel-better-study

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EarthSky News: Go young moon hunting!

Many skywatchers enjoy seeing the young moon return each month to the west after sunset. If you’re one of them, now is the time to look for that fleet little moon that appears in the west at evening twilight, then sets before nightfall.

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

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Patheos-Pagan: Back to Sacred Dance

It’s hard being the new kid in town, for me, it’s not a new thing. I’ve been the new dance kid every few years, moving from the East Coast to Japan, and back to the East Coast, then to Arizona and finally here in Oregon. Each time I was the new dancer in town I rushed in and for the most part, I was welcomed with open arms.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/waterwitch/2019/04/sacred-dance.html

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Inner Journey: 

Play with the growth journey!

“Humor is the instinct for taking pain playfully.”
— Max Eastman

Banish bad baggage, backward beliefs, boring boundaries, big blocks and belittling blame by building your beingness bridge by becoming a beautiful, bold, balanced, broadminded, boundless being.

“If life doesn’t offer a game worth playing, then invent a new one.”
— Anthony J. D’Angelo

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A Note from the Universe

Truth is, we cry over here because of the beauty over there.

“There,” meaning where you are.

“Beauty,” meaning you.

Snif, snif…

The Universe

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Today’s Recipe: Almond Delights

My wonderful Mother-In-Law gave me this recipe. If you like almond flavor, you will absolutely love this dessert

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

Intentions: Psychic Sensitivity, Women’s Mysteries, Tides, Waters, Emotional Issues, Agriculture, Animals, Female Fertility, Messages, Theft, Reconcilliations, Voyages, Dreams, Medicine, Visions and Merchandise

Incense: African Violet, Honeysuckle, Myrtle, Willow, Wormwood
Planet: Moon
Sign: Cancer
Angel: Gabriel
Colors: Silver, White and Gray
Herbs/Plants: Night Flowers, Willow Root, Orris Root, Birch, Motherwort, Vervain, White Rose and White Iris
Stones: Carnelian, Moonstone, Aquamarine, Pearl, Clear Quartz, Flourite, Geodes
Oil: (Moon) Jasmine, Lemon, Sandalwood

Goddesses: Luna, Selene, Diana, Re, Gaeleach, Ida, Artemis [Whom The Greeks Associated With Bast], The Witches, Yemaya, Erzulie, Bast

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Daily Wisdom
April 8, 2019

Purpose
“Not only to see and find the Divine in oneself, but to see and find the Divine in all, not only to seek one’s own individual liberation and perfection, but to seek the liberation and perfection of others is the complete law of the spiritual being.”

-Sri Aurobindo (1872-1950)

The more we grow spiritually, the more we realize how we fit into the bigger picture. We’re never alone on this journey. We’re all in it together. The closer we find ourselves to spirit, the closer we see that we are to each other.

-Lissa Coffey

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The Wild Hunt: Nevada’s new dark sky sanctuary preserves our connection to the night

According to National Geographic, 80% of Americans cannot see the Milky Way anymore. Fabio Falchi, a researcher at the Light Pollution Science and Technology Institute in Thiene, Italy, notes that more than 75% of the populations of Chad and Madagascar – and practically all of the residents of the Azores – live under near perfect condition to witness the night sky in all its splendor.

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: March 18, 2019 “Bad Things”

Happy Monday,

Real life isn’t for sissies. While there are a lot of good things and experiences that happen there are also bad things and experiences as well. Bad things not only provide the chance to learn from mistakes , people and situations they also provide us the chance to grow and create something better. They help us to see our path more clearly and allow us to focus on what we truly want to create for ourselves.

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The Stairway Of Life: Cat’s Angel Message for January 8, 2019 

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The Stairway Of Life: Cat’s Angel Message for January 8, 2019 

January’s Theme: Stay focused on your desires and not your fears or past happenings. Our thoughts  are ready to manifest into reality and by staying focused on what’s positive we lessen the power of the things that we fear.


Life is a series of steps. Things are done gradually. Once in a while there is a giant step, but most of the time we are taking small, seemingly insignificant steps on the stairway of life. – Ralph Ransom


18:  A new year means new beginnings, new hopes and new dreams. But new things can sit in the wings if you haven’t done the  necessary work needed to take the next steps. Taking ALL the steps even the baby ones are important in our quest for personal evolution. Creating, generating new blessings is the goal.  Today the Universe is telling us that it’s our time to shine that it’s time to get moving….. NOW. Finish up old business to make room for new opportunities. Allow your inner wisdom to guide you. Remember that you already know what you need to let go of so find your strength and courage to do the work to make it happen. Free yourself and your energy to become the amazing creator that you are meant to be!


Archangel Michael helps us find the courage and motivation that we need to tie up loose ends and finish things. And as always he surrounds us with his divine protection.  The Ascended Master Melchizedek helps us to diffuse any unpleasant situations that arise during times of personal change. He works with color  so pay attention to the colors that draw you or feel relevant. The Greek goddess Persephone teaches us how to liberate ourselves from the things that are holding us back so that we can forge ahead on a new path. This lady has both an iron will and compassion. She tells us “Don’t be afraid to unearth what lies beneath. By shedding light in dark places we often find treasures we had forgotten. These treasure can form the foundations that you need.”


Our Sacred Stone is Sugilite which is sometimes called Archangel Michael’s stone. This is a stone of spiritual love and awareness and promotes Divine interaction and communication. Sugilite also encourages positive thinking and teaches us to live our truth and to trust our intuition.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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Courage and  Perspective: Cat’s Angel Message for January 2, 2019 

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Courage and  Perspective: Cat’s Angel Message for January 2, 2019 

January’s Theme: Stay focused on your desires and not your fears or past happenings. Our thoughts  are ready to manifest into reality and by staying focused on what’s positive we lessen the power of the things that we fear.


I am the owner of my choices. I am the source for the perspectives I choose to hold… regardless of how aware I am of why or how I come to possess that particular perspective. It takes courage to look into the mirror of our souls, absent excuses. I will look into that mirror little bits at a time. SEE and ACT. SEE what I can bear to see and ACT upon what I am able. This is the heart of a gentle invitation to personal responsibility. – Mary Anne Radmacher


12: Blessings await those you are willing to go the extra mile to  make things happen. Personal growth and evolution is a big deal this year as we look for new ways to express our authenticity. Faith and courage are our keywords for today so if you need a boost dig deep within or ask the Universe for help.

The first week of the new year is a great time to set your intentions for what you want to accomplish. These intention are like seeds. Plant them early and begin the nurturing process that which will begin to “sprout” at Imbolc (Feb. 2). Remember to keep your intentions realistic. Reaching for the stars is great just be sure to take all the steps including the baby steps  as this will make it easier to accomplish your goals.  Baby steps are important in the overall process of creation as they insure that everything is in place and that you are ready for the next step. Today our Angels are letting us know that the wheels are turning and things are happening behind the scenes. Ask for assistance or direction when you need it and above all stay optimistic and focused on the best possible outcome.


Archangel Jophiel reminds us that goodness and beauty surround us all the time. By  keeping ourselves open to receiving these blessings it draws the things we need directly to us. Making them easier to see and grasp. The Ascended Master Jesus embodies faith, he also provides a clear and direct line of communication to the Divine and he helps all who ask. And the Yoruban Goddess Oya  teaches us that change is necessary to our personal evolution. These are designed to  inspire and encourage us to transcend our self imposed limitations. 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.”


Our Sacred Stones for today include Mahogany Obsidian. This gentle stone  keeps us grounded and protects as it helps to eliminate energy blocks, and helps promote growth on all levels. Our next stone is Carnelian. It is a creative stone that keeps us in the present and brings motivation and creative thinking which can help us in setting and prioritizing our goals. And finally we have our trusty Rose Quartz to help us see and appreciate the beauty around and within us.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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Thought For The Day: Dec 31, 2018 “Just Sparkle”

Happy Monday!

It’s New Year’s Eve and time to think about what we want to accomplish for ourselves in 2019. How about making the new year all about personal discovery? Letting the inner YOU shine and being the person you want to be is a fantastic goal. Be bold, be strong and let you inner sparkle light your way!

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