Cat’s Bits for September 24-30:  “Burning Autumn Leaves”

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Cat’s Bits for September 24-30:  “Burning Autumn Leaves”

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September Events:

Sept 30: Celtic Tree Month of Ivy begins

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Burning Autumn Leaves
By Dennis Siluk Dr.h.c.

Burning Autumn Leaves

[1950s in St. Paul, Minnesota]

My long steel pointed rake punctured

And twisted through tons of autumn leaves

(back in the ’50s);

And there’s a hill yet, I didn’t rake, I see

Behind it, two embankments

Leaves I didn’t rake a day ago;

The essence of fall sleeps on the ground.

I love the scent of burning leaves:

I seem to dream of them nowadays.

I cannot shake the excitement I get

From the sight and smells of burning leaves.

Now the city will not allow the burning,

Not sure what can take its place–:

Only wishful thinking and dreaming, I think.

But every leaf that now appears, in autumn

I keep hearing the cracking of the fire; see

The flickering-flames of burning leaves; I

Can even smell—the autumn leaves of long ago.

I have had too much of raking leaves, I do believe–.

I’m now old and tired, too tired to rake those hills;

Yet raking I still desire, not sure why.

There were a thousand days I raked, back then

Held in hand, the rake that struck the earth–

Spiked, into its dirt–capturing those critters (leaves)

Like thieves–: thieves sleeping.

This tiredness of mine will never go away, I fear

It’s called aging, or something, so I will have to find

Another place, to smell the burning autumn leaves;

And perhaps, perchance, do just a ting of raking:

Before the long, long, very long sleep.

#771 7/24/05 Poet Dennis Siluk http://dennissiluk.tripod.com

 

Bright Blessings for a Magickal Week!

Cat

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Laura (Cat) Bolotin has been following an eclectic pagan/spiritual path for over 25 years. She currently lives in Western Colorado where she enjoys communing with nature, desert crawling, belly dancing, nature photography, jewelry crafting and writing stuff she hopes will help others along their path. She is married and owned by 6 cats.

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Inspired Goals: Cat’s Angel Message for September 24, 2017  

 

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Inspired Goals: Cat’s Angel Message for September 24, 2017  

September’s Theme:  Life Purpose.  Sometimes we have a clear vision of what that is and sometimes we don’t. Many of us fall into the second category and that’s OK!  Remember that everything you do has an impact on your world and the people in it and around you. Life Purpose can be very simple, like making “tiny miracles” happen for others or even making your own life or the life of a loved one better.  Sometimes the small things are the best!

People are not lazy. They simply have impotent goals – that is, goals that do not inspire them.

– Tony Robbins

 

924:  As we work on our personal, spiritual and life goals we will find that faith in ourselves is one of our biggest assets. The other important asset is our support system. Our friends, family and  Divine sources play a major roles in our success. Today the Universe is sending a  gentle reminder that all entities are here to assist us with supportive and healing energies. This will be important as changes will be coming soon or may even be here for you now. The key here is to allow these things to happen naturally, so don’t force things to happen or struggle to stop them. These changes will benefit you and and shape your goals and dreams. Have faith in yourself and in the Universal powers and get ready to reap the rewards.

Archangel Michael protects us, and offers direction, guidance and courage as we navigate out chosen path. The Hawaiian fire goddess Pele helps us to create and prioritize our goals and Ascended Master Buddha teaches moderation in all things as well as promoting spiritual growth and understanding of self. Use Angelite, Celestite and Apophyllite help to open communications with the divine realms.

Bright blessings for a magickal day!

Cat

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Inexpressible Comfort: Cat’s Angel Message for September 23, 2017  

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Inexpressible Comfort: Cat’s Angel Message for September 23, 2017  

September’s Theme:  Life Purpose.  Sometimes we have a clear vision of what that is and sometimes we don’t. Many of us fall into the second category and that’s OK!  Remember that everything you do has an impact on your world and the people in it and around you. Life Purpose can be very simple, like making “tiny miracles” happen for others or even making your own life or the life of a loved one better.  Sometimes the small things are the best!

Oh, the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person; having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but to pour them all out, just as they are, chaff and grain together, knowing that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and then, with a breath of kindness, blow the rest away.

– George Eliot

 

923: We start  the weekend with a message from  the Ascended Masters. “We are here to help you navigate life’s path and can assist you with all things including your Life Purpose or Mission. We are part of your support system and will come and help if you just ask.” Working with AM’s is like getting advice from a wise teacher and their messages will have a more human connection since they were human at one time and spent their lives living among us.  Call upon them today if you need help, a warm mental hug or even inner peace. Allow their calming influence to soothe your spirit and clear your mind. Call on any Ascended Master or choose one from the list below if you have a specific concerns:

Moses: Communication with God, faith and leadership

Saint Germain: Life Purpose, direction

Saint John of God: Helps with anxiety and depression

Saint Padre Pio: Healing/healers, spiritual growth

Saint Therese: Healing, spiritual counseling

Serapis Bey: Loving care, spiritual insight or peace

Solomon: Helps you do things better and more efficiently

Vywamus: Helps lightworkers, all aspects of Life Purpose, Inspiration, discovering talents.
Our Sacred Stone for today is Moldavite. This unique stone elevates our consciousness and helps us to connect to the Ascended Masters.

Bright blessings for a magickal day!

Cat

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A Plentiful Harvest: Cat’s Angel Message for September 22, 2017

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A Plentiful Harvest: Cat’s Angel Message for September 22, 2017  

September’s Theme:  Life Purpose.  Sometimes we have a clear vision of what that is and sometimes we don’t. Many of us fall into the second category and that’s OK!  Remember that everything you do has an impact on your world and the people in it and around you. Life Purpose can be very simple, like making “tiny miracles” happen for others or even making your own life or the life of a loved one better.  Sometimes the small things are the best!

The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest.  ~William Blake

922: Today is the Autumn Equinox, Mabon or Harvest Home to those of us who follow the pagan traditions. Gratitude is our key word and it goes hand in hand with this seasonal celebration. . Gratitude works hand in hand with faith, the stronger our faith the more we manifest and the more we have to be grateful for. This is a good time to perform a self check and think about the gifts and miracles that have blessed your life so far this year. By looking back we can see how far we have come from spring and the thought seeds that we planted at that time. Make sure to nurture the “new growth” and to harvest what’s ready now. Embrace your blessings with a grateful heart and affirm that you have faith that they will continue to be abundant in your life.

Today we honor the goddess aspects of the Sacred Feminine. They are the Earth Mothers and Harvest goddesses that are associated with this harvest festival (Demeter, Persephone, Pomona)  The Ascended Master Krishna can also be honored today as we ask him to help us see life’s blessings more clearly. Our Sacred Stone for today is Larimar. This stone helps us to see the things that we have to be grateful for and the tiny miracles that we take for granted.

Bright blessings for a magickal day!

Cat

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Thought For The Day: Sept. 22, 2017 ” Autumn Blessings!”

Happy Friday and Autumn Blessings!

Autumn is the season of balance leading into the introspection of Winter. Take some time today to relax and reflect. We have all grown since Spring in ways that are visible and in others not yet realized. Acknowledge your accomplishments  and reap the benefits of your personal harvest. Embrace gratitude for life, lessons, family, and all the good things that have come your way.

For all my fellow pagans, Happy Mabon and Harvest Home Blessings!

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Don’t Let Yourself Down: Cat’s Angel Message for September 21, 2017  

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Don’t Let Yourself Down: Cat’s Angel Message for September 21, 2017  

September’s Theme:  Life Purpose.  Sometimes we have a clear vision of what that is and sometimes we don’t. Many of us fall into the second category and that’s OK!  Remember that everything you do has an impact on your world and the people in it and around you. Life Purpose can be very simple, like making “tiny miracles” happen for others or even making your own life or the life of a loved one better.  Sometimes the small things are the best!

I will be the first one to admit I am not perfect and I make mistakes. ~ Alberto Gonzales

921:  Many of our daily reading revolve around faith, in the universe and in yourself. I’m sure that you’ve noticed that some days your faith is strong while on others you may feel like things aren’t working out or that what you do doesn’t matter. (This is normal, it happens) Take a moment to acknowledge your feelings, even indulge in a short pity party if you like, then pick yourself up, dust yourself off  and remind yourself that you are worthy, strong and nothing will hold you back. Today, the angels want us to know that everything we do is important, even the small things are important.  Help and support are always available and it’s only a request away. If your faith is feeling puny today start by grounding, clearing and centering and then ask (Spirit, angels , masters) for a little TLC and support. Make sure to release any negative thoughts and feeling that you may be holding and regain your light-ness of being!

Archangel Raphael provides healing on all levels and can infuse our being with the healing of divine love. The Irish goddess Dana/Danu helps us to navigate through times where our self esteem and courage are low. She teaches us to use the resources that we have to create and manifest our goals and dreams. Continue to use Rose Quartz for emotional work and add Snowflake Obsidian to reduces any fear we may have and to keep us focused on better things.

Bright blessings for a magickal day!

Cat

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Uplifting People: Cat’s Angel Message for September 20, 2017  

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Uplifting People: Cat’s Angel Message for September 20, 2017  

September’s Theme:  Life Purpose.  Sometimes we have a clear vision of what that is and sometimes we don’t. Many of us fall into the second category and that’s OK!  Remember that everything you do has an impact on your world and the people in it and around you. Life Purpose can be very simple, like making “tiny miracles” happen for others or even making your own life or the life of a loved one better.  Sometimes the small things are the best!

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

920: One of the most important things we need when working with our Life Purpose is support. I guess that you could include money and material item as support, however we also need the support of others. Last month we talked about how friends and family make up our support system. This support is necessary because it helps to promote other areas and people who can help us. Today we are being reminded that Spirit is part of our support system and that we should never hesitate to ask for what we need to support our “purpose”. Remember, when we ask for assistance we are effectively setting things in motion and even if we can’t see immediate results things are happening. Have faith that you have been heard and that help is on the way!

Archangel Gabriel can give us a needed push to help us get moving and Archangel Sandalphon takes our prayers and requests and delivers them to the angels and masters best suited to help and the Ascended spiritual teacher, Vywamus helps us on our path by providing inspiration and encouragement. Our Sacred Stone for today is Unakite. Unakite helps us to see blocks that we have erected within ourselves and then provides valuable insights on removing them so that we can move forward.

Bright blessings for a magickal day!

Cat

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Daily readings are written by Cat. Angel graphic is created and (C)LBolotin 2016-17.