Cat’s Morning Bits for June 19, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for June 19, 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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‘Tis June, and all the lowland swamps
Are rich with tufted reeds and ferns,
And filmy with the vaporous damps
That rise when twilight’s crimson burns.
-George Arnold (1834-65)

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Spirituality & Health: 5 Ways to Deal with Allergies Naturally

Allergy reactions always remind me of a roll call of the Seven Dwarfs: Sneezy, Grumpy? Here. Dopey and Sleepy, if you need to take strong allergy medicine. Doc is here if you need an appointment with the allergist. But in all seriousness, seasonal allergic rhinitis, or “hay fever” can make the summer months pretty miserable. For this week’s Healthy Habit, I went in pursuit of a few easy, natural ways to reduce allergy reactions.

https://spiritualityhealth.com/articles/2018/06/18/5-ways-to-deal-with-allergies-naturally

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MindBodyGreen:  Why Being Selfish Is Actually A Good Thing

OK, let’s come clean right off the bat: How many of you felt guilty even seeing the word “selfish” written in the title of this article?

We can all agree that our society has attached a negative connotation to the word “selfish.” It’s used in arguments to suggest that you care about yourself more than your spouse, partner, child, parent, or friend. Somehow you are deemed a “bad” person by focusing on your own needs, desires, and wants first.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/why-being-selfish-is-actually-a-good-thing

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The Tetraktys: Spiritual Hygiene 101 : 10 Easy Ways to Cleanse Your Aura

We already take care of our physical body everyday, by brushing our teeth, taking regular showers, etc. So why don’t we do the same for our spiritual body? Firstly, I will explain some basic notions related to spiritual hygiene. Secondly, I will define exactly what spiritual hygiene is, and why does it matter. Lastly, I will give you my top ten favorite ways of practicing spiritual hygiene.

https://www.thetetraktys.com/2018/spiritual-hygiene-101/

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Elephant Journal: 3 Ways to Get Back on the Spiritual Bandwagon when we Lose our Momentum.

It never ceases to amaze me how easy it is to fall off the wagon when we’re on the spiritual grind.
We get into a nice rhythm of meditation, writing, reading, exercise, and all the rest of it—hitting that sweet spot within our soul and melting into the present moment—

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/06/3-ways-to-get-back-on-the-spiritual-bandwagon-when-we-lose-our-momentum/

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Mother Nature Network: Kilauea’s new spectacle: It’s raining green gems

Kilauea has been erupting for five weeks, forcing evacuations and evaporating Hawaii’s largest freshwater lake in a matter of hours.

Now residents are reporting a new side effect from the volcano: Small green rocks falling from the sky and appearing near lava flows.
It may sound odd, but it’s just nature at work.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/wilderness-resources/stories/hawaiis-kilauea-volcano-raining-green-stones-olivine

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EarthSky News: Moon sweeping through Leo the Lion

On June 17, 18 and 19, the moon is moving through the zodiacal constellation Leo the Lion. It’s to the west of Leo’s brightest star, Regulus, on June 17 and to the east of Regulus on June 18, as seen from the Americas. But there’s more to see in tonight’s sky, if you take the time to look.

http://earthsky.org/tonight/envision-ecliptic-with-the-minds-eye

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Patheos-Pagan: 8 Things to do for Summer Solstice as a Solitary Pagan

Many Pagans are solitary practitioners, either by choice or by necessity. But a lot of Pagan activities for the Summer Solstice are designed for large groups. In 2014 and 2015 I wrote a series of rituals for those working alone on the Wheel of the Year. Every year they’re near the top of the list of most popular posts – here’s the Summer Solstice ritual.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/johnbeckett/2018/06/8-things-to-do-for-summer-solstice-as-a-solitary-pagan.html

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Inner Journey: 

EXPLORE WITH QUESTIONS

“The word ‘question’ is derived from the Latin ‘quarrier’ (to seek) which is also the root of ‘quest.’ A creative life is a continued quest, and good questions can be very useful guides. Most useful are open-ended questions; they allow for fresh unanticipated answers to reveal themselves.”
— Source Unknown

Questions hold the power to draw out answers that surprise us. If we are on an inner journey to greater self-knowledge, we must seek to understand unfamiliar parts of ourselves. The most enlightening answers are released by our subconscious minds or by our intuition. Use questions frequently to go exploring.

Try these out:
• What qualities do you find most attractive in others? How do you exhibit those same qualities?
• What is your greatest fear? Why do you fear that?
• What message is your body trying to get through to you?

“If we would have new knowledge, we must get a whole world of new questions.”
— Susanne K. Langer

“You don’t want a million answers as much as you want a few forever questions.”
— Richard Bach

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A Note from the Universe

People who do all they can, with what they’ve got, from where they are,  no matter how puny their actions, how tiny their steps, or how futile it may seem, simply have more fun. Way.

Of course, to the uninitiated it doesn’t appear that way. To them it appears as if only those taking gigantic leaps, who drive cars with fancy wheels, have loads of friends, perfect bodies, and fly around the world in First Class Sleeper Seats, are having fun. But what they don’t realize is that we’re often talking about the very same folks, just at different points in their journey.

Coffee, tea, or a brand new Bentley?

The Universe

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Today’s Recipe: Baked Apple Chips

Looking for some baking inspiration or just a delicious, healthy snack? Homemade apple chips are a great way to feed a crowd and are packed with plentiful nutrition.

https://pioneerthinking.com/baked-apple-chips

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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
June 19, 2018

Creativity

“To fulfill a dream, to be allowed to sweat over lonely labor, to be given the chance to create, is the meat and potatoes of life. The money is the gravy. As everyone else, I love to dunk my crust in it. But alone, it is not a diet designed to keep body and soul together.”  -Bette Davis

Our creativity is our nourishment, it is nutrition for our spirit! We cannot truly live without it. We are born creative beings, and we are creating every moment with every decision that we make. We are creating our lives right now.

-Lissa Coffey

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Beliefnet: 5 Reasons You Have Nothing to Prove

We are people pleasers and depending on your experiences that were predominant during your growing up years, it could be wrecking your life. It is very simple to fall into this trap, especially during times of trials and angst
Read more at  http://www.beliefnet.com/inspiration/5-reasons-you-have-nothing-to-prove.aspx#AfHLGZXCpEalY294.99

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Using Your Pilot Light: Cat’s Angel Message for June 15, 2018 

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Using Your Pilot Light: Cat’s Angel Message for June 15, 2018 

 June Theme: Balancing our need/desire for earthly materials (possessions, money etc) with focus and faith while staying grounded and present.


Some struggle is healthy. If you can embrace it rather than be angry, you can use it as your pilot light. – Damon Wayans 


615:  Rising above negative thoughts/feeling and  indulging in self care are on the universal agenda today. There are times when rising above feels like a monumental task. This can be  especially true when there are negative things going on around us. When we experience negativity in any form it makes an impression. We get angry, freaky or we absorb it causing a harmful dis-ease that festers inside. Sounds pretty gnarly right? I mean who really wants to go on someone else’s negative roller coaster ride, or your own for that matter. This trap is easy to get caught in and we’ve all been there. The angels advice is pretty clear on this. “The best thing that you can do for yourself is to acknowledge the situation and surround it with healing energy. Then send it to us to deal with. Surround yourself with positive people and energy. Make your own self care one of your top priorities. Remember, you cannot be healthy for others if you are not healthy for yourself!”


Our helpers for today are the Archangels Michael and Zadkiel. They work together to replace  any and all negative energies that we come into contact with. You can call on Michael for protection when you feel overwhelmed with the “energies” of others, he will keep you safe both physically and emotionally. Gaining his assistance is a s easy as “Archangel Michael please help me now!” Zadkiel is the healing half of this duo. He helps us get rid of the emotional residue from negative encounters and encourages us down the path to self care.


Our Sacred Stones for today include Amethyst which is the stone of Archangel Michael. It is a powerful protective stone that works to stop energy attacks. Smoky Quartz dissolves negative emotions. Sunstone teaches us to nurture ourselves as it clears all the chakras and brings both light and energy.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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Taking Care of Yourself: Cat’s Angel Message for May 30, 2018 

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Taking Care of Yourself: Cat’s Angel Message for May 30, 2018 

 May Theme: This month will bring change. While change sometimes feels scary, it is a necessary thing for our overall growth. Be willing to embrace it and allow it to happen naturally and get ready for better things.


Laughter gives us distance. It allows us to step back from an event, deal with it and then move on. – Bob Newhart


530: Today our spiritual helpers would like us to know that they’re proud of us. In the last month we have we faced change and learned to  embrace our faith. While these things have empowered us it has also been a challenge. These things have also strengthened our connection and relationship with the Angels, Ascended Masters and personal goddess.  We have learned that we can call on them when we need to. Take a moment today to offer gratitude to the Universe for life, for love, and all the blessings that surround you. Then take a ME day to restore and center….. You’ve earned it!


Self care is the word for today.  The Chinese Goddess Kuan Yin can teach us much about the art of self care. She is the embodiment of compassion, comfort and healing. her message to 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.” The Ascended Master Melchizedek teaches us how to love color and can assist us through all forms of color therapy (reiki, chakra work, crystals, Feng Shui etc.) and the Ascended Master Maitreya (Laughing Buddha) bestows peace on all levels and teaches us about the healing power of joy and laughter.


Our Sacred Stones for today are Spinel which rejuvenates our energy and brings relief from stress, Rose Quartz  allows self love to surface and gives us a better understanding of our emotions as it helps us to heal. and Chalcedony that brings 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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Cat’s Morning Bits for May 28, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for May 28, 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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Sing me a song of idle days,
When rosy and white are the new-blown mays,
And rose and white on the wanton breeze
The petals fall from the apple trees
-Francis W. Bourdillo (1852-1921)

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Spiritual Unite: Simple Crown Chakra Yoga Poses To Balance Your Life

Yoga has been benefiting humankind for many thousands of years. It includes mental, physical and spiritual practices that improve the overall working of the body along with opening and balancing of the chakra system. Benefits of Crown chakra yoga poses: Many yoga poses help to balance and open crown chakra.

http://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/crown-chakra-yoga-poses/

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MBG: It’s Gemini Season: Here Are 6 Tips For Navigating It With Ease

Every 30 days or so, the Sun visits a new zodiac sign. During this “season,” everyone feels the energy of this prevailing astrological energy, no matter what your Sun sign.

On May 20, 2018, the Sun swung into chatty Gemini, the star sign of dynamic duos. Gemini season is a curious, communicative solar cycle that will turn up the volume on our innate journalistic curiosity.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/how-to-navigate-gemini-season

 

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Elephant Journal: Nature Doesn’t Beat herself up & Neither should We.

Drowning in the modern self-help world
and the myriad of conflicting advice,
we have all become confused.

Positive psychology says we ought to think on the bright side;
Eastern philosophy says we should not try too hard.
The motivational speaker says we do too little;
mindfulness says we do too much.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/05/nature-doesnt-beat-herself-up-neither-should-we/

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EarthSky News: Third of season’s 3 full moons on May 29

Today – May 29, 2018 – ushers in the third of this season’s three full moons. Season is defined as the time period between an equinox and a solstice – or vice versa. In the Northern Hemisphere, we often call the May full moon the Flower Moon, Planting Moon or Milk Moon.

http://earthsky.org/tonight/third-of-seasons-3-full-moons-on-may-29

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Patheos-Pagan: The Magic of Self-Care

For me in the past I have struggled with self-care, self-care can be anything from regularly brushing your hair and getting dressed to things like painting your toes, doing your nails, hiking, working out or sleeping.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/waterwitch/2017/12/magic-self-care.html

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Inner Journey 

BE OPEN TO CHANGE

“Balance is a dynamic process; it changes with the days, the seasons, the years.”
— Sherrill Sellman

How rigid are your routines? Do you exercise for 30 minutes, three times each week no matter how you feel?

Routines and structure can provide a valuable framework to bring discipline to our lives. At the same time, we are always changing and it’s wise to be sensitive to our physical, emotional and mental states so we can ensure that our activities truly meet our needs. We need to be willing to change our patterns when our practices no longer serve us.

“Only in growth, reform, and change, paradoxically enough, is true security to be found.”
— Anne Morrow Lindbergh

“The smallest change in perspective can transform a life. What tiny attitude adjustment might turn your world around?”
— Oprah

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A Note from the Universe

Can do… will do… should do…. all I care about is that you are you you.

You you, intentional.

Me me,

The Universe

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Today’s Recipe: Sweet Potato Smoothie

A lot of people will toss sweet potatoes when they show signs of drying. They do not make good baked potatoes. They are good for whatever requires grated sweet potatoes. Baked potatoes are good for making pies, but for a baked sweet potato casserole, grated are best. Raw sweet potatoes are an excellent source of quick energy. Grated and used as you would carrots (in a salad, etc.) will give you a little energy boost.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Sweet-Potato-Smoothie.html

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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
May 28 , 2018

The present

“The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, nor to worry about the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.” -Buddha (563-483 B.C.)

“Live the present moment.” It sounds so simple, doesn’t it? Yet we seem to have a very difficult time doing that, indeed! Right now, right where you are, focus on this moment, and this moment alone. Experience the wholeness of it, the completeness of it. When we are in present moment awareness, we are not worried, we are not stressed – we simple ARE.

-Lissa Coffey

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Beliefnet: 6 Ways to Cleanse your Soul
Use these tips to clean up your mental state and rejuvenate your soul.
For many of us, cleaning is a part of life. We clean our bodies, our homes, and our clothes. We clean our workstations, our pets, and even our cars. It is just understood that in the course of living life things get dirty and need to be cleansed and disinfected on a regular basis. But notice how these are all external things. How many of us take time to clean out our internal state? How many regularly cleanse our souls?
 http://www.beliefnet.com/wellness/galleries/6-ways-to-cleanse-your-soul.aspx#jY7HOUc1yz7upvch.99

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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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Looking Through The Prism: Cat’s Angel Message for May 19, 2018 

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Looking Through The Prism: Cat’s Angel Message for May 19, 2018 

 May Theme: This month will bring change. While change sometimes feels scary, it is a necessary thing for our overall growth. Be willing to embrace it and allow it to happen naturally and get ready for better things.


The past is not simply the past, but a prism through which the subject filters his own changing self-image. – Doris Kearns Goodwin


519: One of the best things that we can do for ourselves is to embrace a positive self image. We’ve all heard the phrase “love yourself”, it’s not only an important part of our self care, it also helps to increase our self confidence and feelings of worth. When we love ourselves and like who we are it shows. That’s not to say that there isn’t room for improvement (there’s always room for that) because we really are a work in progress. A positive self image tells the world “I am confident in who I am and I like myself. I am not perfect, however I am trying to be the best person I can be .” Today the angels are saying “Give yourself a BIG hug and embrace the amazing being you are!”


Our helpers for today include Archangel Chamuel who helps promote a good relationship with other and more importantly, with ourselves. The Chinese Goddess Kuan Yin  helps us with all forms of self care, and loving kindness that is directed within ourselves. She tells 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.” and Ascended Master Maitreya (Laughing Buddha) who brings laughter and joy into our lives, it is through these things that we find ourselves centered in the moment and are able to enjoy the process of  our inner  growth.


Our Sacred Stones for today are Sodalite and Rose Quartz. Sodalite is a stone for the mind. It encourages clear and calm thinking. It helps us to be objective and helps us to release old mental conditioning and outdated thought patterns as it boosts our self confidence and  esteem. Rose Quartz is the essential self love and self care stone. It works with the heart chakra to gently wash away negative feeling that we harbor against ourselves and lifts the emotions to promote joy and peace.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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Thought For The Day: May 3, 2018 “Encouraging Yourself”

Happy Thursday,

 

Learning to celebrate yourself can be considered “self care”. it’s more than okay to give yourself a pat on the back, a big hug, or to compliment yourself on a job well done. Don’t rely on others to encourage you because they are usually caught up in their own “stuff”. If something good happened today take the time to do the happy dance and give yourself a big high five!

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Everywhere I Go: Cat’s Angel Message for March 7, 2018 

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Everywhere I Go: Cat’s Angel Message for March 7, 2018 

 March Theme:  This month guidance is coming from the Ascended Masters. Find what defines you and use it to inspire others. Free your creative side and share your ideas and gifts.


 

 Everywhere I go, I still have time to meditate. People think meditating is sitting there, nobody bothering you, but you can even talk and still meditate. – Jet Li

37: Take some time today to engage in meditation. Like our quote for the day from Jet Li meditation doesn’t necessarily means sitting still. Go for a walk or simply gather impressions from what’s going on around you. Make note of details, feelings, thoughts and ideas that come to you, don’t force things to come to you just let them flow naturally.You can even ask questions of the angels and ascended masters or even peaceful reassurance that you are headed in the right direction. Meditation is also a form of self care, which is important to our overall well-being. Embrace awareness of your world and yourself and feel the budding of new growth!

 

The Ascended Masters are guiding us today. Babaji encourages us to follow our spiritual paths, he can be reached through breathwork and yoga. Kumara helps uplift our spirit during times when we feel fatigued. Krishna and Cordelia can both assist with meditation through outdoor activities like gardening.

 Our Sacred Stones for today are: Seraphinite when used with meditation promotes spiritual enlightenment and self healing. Meditating with Danburite helps us access our inner guidance system. Or simply choose a stone or crystal that makes you feel good!
Bright blessings for a magickal day!

Cat

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