Cat’s Morning Bits for May 15, 2019

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for May 15, 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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May is bee in blossom,
May is birds a-nesting,
May is picking violets on a hill;
May is young and twenty,
May is Sunday-besting,
May is eager Jack and willing Jill.

-The Old Farmer’s Almanac, 1961

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Spirit Library: Why Not a Kingdom? (a message from Brenda Hoffman)

Dear Ones,

There are undercurrents within your societies different from outward appearances. So it is you become upset when someone does this or that even though their actions – unknown to you – are fulfilling your dreams.

You are in the midst of crumbling world structures as you wait for some knight to make everything right – in your mind. That knight is not going to appear for you are the creator of your life.

https://spiritlibrary.com/brenda-hoffman/why-not-a-kingdom

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ThoughtCo: Purple Dead Nettle

Like many of the herbs that we can use in magic, purple dead nettle is, for all intents and purposes, a weed. It will take over a spring garden in no time at all, spreading with wild abandon through your yard. So why not take advantage of its folklore and magic, and use it in your workings? It’s a handy little herb to harvest.

https://www.learnreligions.com/purple-dead-nettle-magic-and-folklore-2562033

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MBG: Dealing With Anxiety? Here Are 4 Simple Steps To Clear Your Mind

Growing up, we learn math and reading, history and geography, but nobody teaches us about the logic of the mind and how to navigate the internal geography of our mental landscape. A significant aspect of anxiety arises when we don’t understand how to work with the normal and necessary thoughts that dart and dash through the mind every minute of every day. The most painful and alarming of these thoughts, the ones that can cascade into anxiety and panic and cause untold mental suffering, are what we call intrusive thoughts.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/4-steps-to-break-free-from-intrusive-thoughts

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Daily Tarot: The Empress

Clear up a misunderstanding and free up some time and space to begin something you’ve been wanting to do but felt beyond your means. You might also come to an understanding with someone who has been an obstacle for you, whether because of pride, some power struggle, or other kind of competition or misconstrued sense of prestige or self-importance. Today, you are the equal of anyone. Be gracious

astrology.com (daily newsletter)

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Elephant Journal: A Full Moon Meditation for Releasing our Troubles.

In metaphysical circles it is widely held that the energy of the new moon supports us in sowing new seeds, or intentions, for what we wish to create in our lives.
And the energy around the full moon supports us in letting go of what no longer serves us.
Of course, we can set such intentions at any time. However, working with the energies of the moon can help to super-charge those intentions

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/05/a-releasing-meditation-for-the-upcoming-full-moon/

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MNN: New panda park in China will be much bigger than Yellowstone

Long the iconic face of endangered species, the giant panda has made significant progress in recent years. In the 1980s, only about 1,216 pandas were left in the wild, but the most recent census in 2015 counted 1,864 adult bears, prompting the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) to downgrade the species’ threat level on the Red List from endangered to threatened in 2016.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/new-panda-park-china-will-be-much-bigger-yellowstone

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EarthSky News: Moon and Spica on May 15 and 16

These next few nights – May 15 and 16, 2019 – the bright waxing gibbous moon passes to the north of Spica, the brightest star in the constellation Virgo the Maiden. Spica serves as a prime example of a 1st-magnitude star, so this star will probably be bright enough to overcome the moonlit glare

https://earthsky.org/tonight/moon-and-spica-on-may-15-and-16

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3 Pagans & A Cat: Green Witchcraft – Embracing Nature’s Rhythm

Well, I live in modest hope that sunshine and warmer temperatures are in my near future. The sun made a grand appearance after several weeks of rain and chilly temperatures which even by Michigan standards are unusual by this point in May. Oh, we’ve had a smattering of sunshine pushing through the clouds. Enough for me to begin harvesting dandelions and newly discovered common blue violets in my back yard, anyway.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/agora/2019/05/3-pagans-a-cat-green-witchcraft-embracing-the-rhythm-of-nature/

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Inner Journey:

PRACTICE DETACHMENT

As our consciousness rises, our perspective becomes more and more impersonal. What does this mean?

It means we are increasingly able to view our lives and the rest of the world with detachment. This does not mean we are cold and uncaring. Rather, we are self- contained. We have well-defined boundaries and we are able to think and act objectively, clearly and responsibly.

When we have learned detachment, we do not get hooked into the thoughts and feelings of others. We are not easily upset or manipulated. We may feel compassion for others but this does not cloud our ability to choose how we think, feel and behave. We also do not need others to behave in any particular way.

“Until we take how we see ourselves (and how we see others) into account, we will be unable to understand how others see and feel about themselves and their world. Unaware, we will project our intentions on their behavior and call ourselves objective.”
— Stephen Covey

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Today’s Recipe: Cinnamon Apples

This is a great way to use up apples that may be getting a little old and wrinkly. I had some Honeycrisp apples that I didn’t have the heart to throw away, so I decided to turn them into cinnamon apples.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Cinnamon-Apples.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
May 15, 2019

Body

“The body is shaped, disciplined, honored, and in time, trusted.”

-Martha Graham, Blood Memory, 1991

Dancers know, as Martha Graham so beautifully states, that our bodies respond to the attention that we give them. When we take care of the body with nutrition and exercise and personal care, we can trust the body to function optimally.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Today’s Deity: Devi Saraswati

Saraswati is the Hindu Goddess of knowledge, music, arts, wisdom and the learning. She is the part of the trinity of Saraswati, Lakshmi and Parvati. This trinity helps Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh to create, maintain and destroy (to regenerate) the universe respectively. As per Devi Bhagwat, Goddess Saraswati is the wife of Lord Brahma. She abodes in Brahmapura, the abode of Lord Brahma…..

Read more………. https://www.drikpanchang.com/hindu-goddesses/saraswati/goddess-saraswati.html

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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)
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Cat’s Morning Bits for April 26, 2019

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for April 26, 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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While the bright radiant sun in centre glows,
The earth in annual motion round it goes;
At the same time on its own axis reels,
And gives us change of seasons as it wheels.
-The 1793 Old Farmer’s Almanac

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The Wild Hunt: US Festival Roundup: Beltane and Litha Seasons

– This article continues The Wild Hunt series on U.S. festivals of interest to the Pagan community. We briefly summarize information about upcoming festivals that are open to the public and may be of interest to the community.

Read More……………..

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ThoughtCo: The Magic of Crows and Ravens

Although crows and ravens are part of the same family (Corvus), they’re not exactly the same bird. Typically, ravens are quite a bit bigger than crows, and they tend to be a bit shaggier looking. The raven actually has more in common with hawks and other predatory birds than the standard, smaller-sized crow. In addition, although both birds have an impressive repertoire of calls and noises they make, the raven’s call is usually a bit deeper and more guttural sounding than that of the crow.

https://www.learnreligions.com/the-magic-of-crows-and-ravens-2562511

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MBG: Happy Arbor Day! Here’s Why We Should All Be Tree Huggers This Year

According to NASA’s latest satellite data, our world is only getting greener. That is, our tree cover is growing thanks to reforestation and better land management practices.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/how-and-why-to-get-involved-with-tree-plantings-this-arbor-day

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Elephant Journal: Do you Talk to Trees? Well, Maybe you Should.

If trees could talk, the conversation might go like this:
“Hello.”

“Hello.”
“You appear to be a tree.”

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/04/do-you-talk-to-trees-well-maybe-you-should-sophia-remolde/

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Spiritual Unite: Meaning Of Repeating Numbers – Attracting Your Attention To Your Right Path

The universe provides us with guidance in many ways, but perhaps the most common of these is number synchronicity.
When we experience synchronicity with repeating numbers, we need to sit up and pay attention.

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/meaning-of-repeating-numbers-attracting-your-attention-to-your-right-path/

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EarthSky News: How do you star hop?

Amateur astronomers use star hopping to go from stars and constellations they know … to ones they don’t know yet. First, look for noticeable patterns on the sky’s dome. One very easy pattern to find at this time of year is the constellation Orion the Hunter. You’ll find it descending in the west after sunset. Orion is easy to find because it contains a very noticeable pattern of three medium-bright stars in a short straight row. These stars represent Orion’s Belt.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/star-hopping-from-constellation-orion

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Patheos-Pagan: Beltane Solo Celebrations: Simple and Satisfying

Celebrating Beltane by yourself may not seem very appealing. After all, it’s all about, er…group activities. Right? Or at least a partner. I am here to tell you, fun can be had if you are in a solo situation!

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/witchindeed/2019/04/beltane-solo-celebrations-simple-and-satisfying/

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Inner Journey:

USE YOUR POWER TO CREATE

“I am a child of God. I came from the womb of creation.”
— Tao Te Ching

Our grand business in life is not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand.”
— Thomas Carlyle

We each play a role in the bigger game of life. In this bigger picture, life plays with energy and matter to expand, create, express and evolve. It explores new possibilities, realizes them and then reaches for even more. Life continually transforms what is into something brand new.

We choose how actively we take part in this cosmic dance. We can become mere spectators to life if we get stuck in old ideas that have lost their energy for us.

How much passion do you feel for your goals? Are you still being creative in how you work with them?

“Embrace fully your capacity to create, to think in unlimited ways, and to pursue everything that you have been wanting. Be flexible, open and willing to let the new come to you. “This can be the most joyous, prosperous, and creative time of your life.”
— Sanaya Roman and Duane Packer

higherawareness.com
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Today’s Recipe: Mango Pocket Pies

It’s summer season here at my place. I’m starting to think of food and goodies to bring to a beach outing with family and friends. Mangoes are perfect for picnics especially when they are made into desserts.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Mango-Pocket-Pies.html

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

Intentions: Love, Pleasure, Affairs of the Heart, Romance, Marriage, Sexual Matters, Physical Beauty, Friendship and Partnerships, Strangers, Peace, Healing, Beauty, gentleness and Women’s Issues.

Incense: Strawberry, Sandalwood, Rose, Saffron, Verbena and Vanilla
Planet: Venus
Sign: Libra and Taurus
Angel: Ariel
Colors: Green, Pink, Aqua
Herbs/Plants: Pink Rose, Ivy, Birch, Heather, Clematis, Sage, Violet and Water Lilly

Stones: Rose Quartz, Moonstone, Pink Tourmaline, Peridot, Emerald and Jade
Oil: (Venus) Cardamom, Palmrosa, Rose, Yarrow, Apple Blossom, Musk, Ambergris

Goddesses: Astarte, Aphrodite, Erzulie, Aida Wedo, Eve, Venus, Freya, Diana, Aset [Isis], The Witch Of Gaeta, Chalchiuhtlique

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The Witchwood Teahouse & Magick Kitchen: Beltane Plant Magick

Sacred herbs for the season

During Ostara or the Spring Equinox, seeds are given license to spout and grow along with our intentions for the budding year. Fertility rites are significant to the Witch and his/her garden. Through our rituals, we draw from the energies of the earth and mother goddess. As we continue the growing and manifesting process, the wheel turns to Beltane providing us with a reservoir of energy.

http://www.themagickkitchen.com/beltane-plant-magick/

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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/

Falling Into Place: Cat’s Angel Message for April 21, 2019

 

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Falling Into Place: Cat’s Angel Message for April 21, 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.


When I’m trusting and being myself… everything in my life reflects this by falling into place easily, often miraculously. – Shakti Gawain


421:  Life’s path offers us many things and takes us in many directions. Some of them bring us happiness and joy while others cause us pain and self doubt. Today, our angels are encouraging us to step up and be our own cheerleader. While it’s nice to have someone else pat us on the back and say “Good Job!” our self confidence benefits more from the Divine voice inside. That voice offers us nudges of encouragement as well as guidance. Listen to that voice and allow yourself to receive the mental hugs it has to offer. Remember to use your I AM and I CAN thinking to boost courage and confidence. Remember, you are a creator worthy of accomplishing great things!


Archangel Uriel gives us essential information that we need when we need it. This assists us during the manifestation process by enhancing our problem solving skills so that we can make the decisions that are best for our current situations. The Ascended Master Saint Germain provides courage and direction as we navigate life’s ups and downs. He helps us when dealing with those well meaning people who try to push us away from our path. And, The Egyptian goddess Maat helps us to think clearly when we are confused or filled with indecision. She helps us to see the truth behind all situations, other people and in ourselves while promoting integrity and order. Maat also protects us against deceit and manipulation. She says, “Honor yourself by being truthful. It is truth that creates order out of difficult or confusing situations. It is also truth that keeps your inner scales balanced, your energy free and your heart feather light.”


Our Sacred Stones for today are Carnelian which increases our self esteem and teaches us to walk in our own power. Labradorite to relieve fear and insecurity caused by old hurts and disappointments. It also strengthens our faith as it removes the projections of others that are holding us back and  Golden Ray Calcite boosts our creativity and mental energy as it transforms our self limiting beliefs into a positive self image.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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Follow Where It Leads: Cat’s Angel Message for April 15, 2019 

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Follow Where It Leads: Cat’s Angel Message for April 15, 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.


Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead. – Louisa May Alcott


415: We all aspire to a better and higher quality of life. Our hopes and dreams come to fruition through our thoughts and beliefs. In order to have the life we desire we must be willing to do what is necessary to make it happen. This includes making the necessary changes and choices that help us in our creation and manifestation processes. Remember that the angels are here to help us, although they will not do it all for us.  To start this process the angels ask that we turn over any limiting thoughts that we have about ourselves and our future. They are also reminding us that we are powerful creators and that the only limits are the ones we put on ourselves. By having faith in yourself and in the abundance of the universe you will see that your power and potential are truly limitless!


Archangel Jeremiel teaches us that by taking inventory of our lives we gain clear perspective of where we are on our path, which in turn helps us to make positive life changes. 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 rediscover talents that we had set aside, which will help us to move forward. And, the Hawaiian goddess Pele reminds us, “Within you lives the sacred fire that gives life to your greatest dreams and passions. This part of you must be allowed to come forward, not smothered beneath fear, resentment or the expectations of others. Your fire will help you forge new paths!”


Our Sacred Stone for today is Moonstone sometimes referred to as  the stone of new beginnings. It helps bring about necessary changes while soothing the emotions and  helping to release energy blocks. It is also connected to our intuition and reminds us that just as the moon waxes and wanes so do beginnings, endings and times of change.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!

 

 

Windows of Opportunity: Cat’s Angel Message for April 10, 2019 

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Windows of Opportunity: Cat’s Angel Message for April 10, 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.


Life’s up and downs provide windows of opportunity to determine your values and goals. Think of using all obstacles as stepping stones to build the life you want. – Marsha Sinetar


410: Today the Universe has opened a small window that will greatly enhance our manifestation process. Pay careful attention to the thoughts and ideas that keep popping up. The key is to create a clear intention of what you want and to hold an optimistic attitude.  We all want to manifest good things in our lives and this window will allow us to add more stepping stones to our creations. The Universe and our helpers have heard our requests and the wheels are turning. Continue to add your energy to theirs to keep things moving as the work you are doing is paying off and your are headed in the right direction. If you are guided to take action, do so and know that the Universe has your back and good things are on the horizon!


Archangel Jophiel teaches us how to see the beauty within and around us. Her job is show us how to create and manifest beauty in our lives, her message is “beautiful thoughts lead to beautiful outcomes”. The Ascended Master Serapis Bey helps us to release our troubles and offers clear guidance and motivation regarding our own self improvement. And, the Egyptian goddess Isis says, “Always remember that you are a powerful creator in your own right. When you cloak yourself with dedication and determination you can move the heavens and the earth and create miracles.”


Our Sacred Stones for today include the following: Agate is the perfect one for grounding and balancing our energies. It also helps by raising our consciousness to access our higher self and promotes the awareness and acceptance of who we are and where we want to go in life. It nurtures our spiritual growth and inner strength by helping us to make the most of our life experiences  and Purple Fluorite helps strengthen our intuitive powers as it draws away negative energy and bring the rational mind forward.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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Developing The Power: Cat’s Angel Message for April 9, 2019 

 

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Developing The Power: Cat’s Angel Message for April 9, 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.


Give yourself an even greater challenge than the one you are trying to master and you will develop the powers necessary to overcome the original difficulty. – William Bennett


49:  Today the Universe is telling us that this is a good day to work on any incomplete projects or things that you’ve been putting off. By making time to tie up these loose ends we are clearing the way for new growth and increased abundance to take place. The same goes for things that you may tried and didn’t quite work out. If it’s something that has meaning to you it’s a good time to reexamine it and find what DID work and move on from there. Remember that this month is all about “Challenging Yourself” and embracing your power as a creator. Your spiritual support system is taking care of you. If you need help with creative solutions, focus or direction just ask. Grounding and centering before getting started will help the messages that you receive to come through more clearly. Making the most of today will benefit you in the near future.


Archangel Raguel helps to promote cooperation and group harmony. He also acts a motivational coach when we feel down on ourselves. Ask for help and he can help you realize your full potential. 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 Hawaiian goddess Pele tells us, “Within you lives the sacred fire that gives life to your greatest dreams and passions. This part of you must be allowed to come forward, not smothered beneath fear, resentment or the expectations of others. Your fire will help you forge new paths!”


Our Sacred Stones for today are Moss Agate which promotes new beginnings and helps us to release the blocks that are keeping us from moving forward.  Tiger Iron ( a combination of Jasper, Hematite and Tiger’s Eye) helps to promote change by opening space within and providing the energy to accomplish what’s needed by generating new and creative ways and ideas to make the changes easier and Calcite which combats laziness and replaces it with motivation.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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Knowing What To Do: Cat’s Angel Message for April 1, 2019 

 

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Knowing What To Do: Cat’s Angel Message for April 1, 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.


This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it. – Ralph Waldo Emerson


41:  April starts with a reminder about watching our thoughts. This goes hand in hand with yesterday’s message about “the whirlpool of worry”. Do your best to stay focused on what you want to accomplish and hold love and faith in your heart. This combination will help to draw good things into your life. Even when things don’t quite go your way look for one positive thing that came of it, there will always be at least one. Now take that “one thing” and add it to the foundation you are using to build your dreams on. This step by step process ensures that you will make thing happen and reach your ultimate goal! Remember, negativity happens (it’s normal!) be sure to acknowledge the source (don’t ignore it). Learning where it comes from helps us to open and grow and allows us more freedom to be the creator we are meant to be!


Archangel Michael offers us his protection as we navigate our path and encounter new things. If you ask him for guidance he will be there to assist. He teaches us that through perseverance we can achieve anything. From the Ascended Master Buddha we learn that keeping ourselves balanced is essential to our forward progress and the key to balance lies in moderation of all things.  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: Moonstone, the stone of new beginnings. This beautiful, watery stone helps to navigate the cycles of change and calms our emotions as it gently promotes creative thinking and creative problem solving. Tourmaline to help promote strength and courage when facing new challenges,  and Rainforest Rhyolite which helps overcome blocks and obstacles that keep us from moving forward.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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