Ruining the Present: Cat’s Angel Message for June 22, 2017 

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Ruining the Present: Cat’s Angel Message for June 22, 2017 

June Theme: Balance – Focus – Faith 

You can’t change the past, but you can ruin the present by worrying about the future. ~ Anonymous

622:  Our message for today revolves around both focus and faith. Our angels are asking us to stay focused in the now. When we get busy or overwhelmed our focus turns inward. Sometimes this is necessary, however it also tends to pull us away from the things going on around us. This is where our faith comes into play. Give your inner worrywort a hug and remind them that things will work out and you both will be fine. Paying attention today will keep you focused on what’s really important so that you don’t miss out!

Our helper today is Archangel Jophiel. Jophiel reminds us that worry helps nothing as it doesn’t nurture or heal. The effort you put into worry is better used through creative pursuits which in itself is a kind of meditation. She helps us to slow down and find both beauty and harmony in our day and in our world.  Galena is our Sacred Stone for the day. It promotes harmony and balance on all levels while grounding us in the present. it opens the mind and dissolves self-limiting thoughts from our past.

Blessings for a magickal day!
Cat

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Thought for the Day: June 22, 2017

Happy Thursday, the end of the week is in sight!

Some weeks just seem overly long. They are filled with problems and stress filled situations that seem to come out of nowhere. While my week has been pretty good, it hasn’t been so for everyone. So I just wanted to give all of you a little “Encourage Mint”. I have faith in you and I know that you can move mountains if you put your mind to it!

 

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Thought for the Day: June 21, 2017

Happy Wednesday and Summer Solstice Blessings!

Today we celebrate the first day of summer and the longest day of the year. Our ancient ancestors believed that today was time of great power and magick. They saw the sun as central to their yearly activities and rituals.  The Summer Solstice festivals were linked to fertility. The earth/goddess was alive and vibrant with new growth. Offerings were made and blessings obtained for healthy animals and crops that would provide a bountiful harvest. It was also time of high magick and tributes were offered to the faeries and other wee folk.  Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream is a fine example!

To all my pagan friends I wish you a bountiful season!

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Cat’s Bits June 18-24 The Toad as an Animal Guide

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Cat’s Bits for June 18-24:  The Toad as an Animal Guide

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June Events:

June 18: Father’s Day

June 21; Summer Solstice and Sun enters Cancer at 12:24 am EST

June 23: New Moon at 10:31 pm EST

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The Toad as an Animal Guide

As the weather warms up and we receive our first rainfall life in the desert starts to stir.  Mother Nature has been a little stingy so far with the moisture and  things are a little behind. This is particularly true regarding the emergence of our resident garden toads. We have plenty of toads in all sizes and they live in the garden, the flowerbeds and even in the garage. They even live at the neighbor’s house next door much to her absolute horror. Up until the other day I had only seen one of our toads, it’s been pretty dry, so we were a bit concerned. I was sitting on our swing enjoying the early evening when I hear the sounds of rustling leaves and moving rocks behind me. I look back and see the leaves of the Wine Cup by the steps sawing back and forth. Then two stubby feet pop out followed by a large grey-brown blob. This toad is fair sized, about 4 inches long and it has been living in that plant for quite a while. In the wild toads can live up to 3-5 years. Anyway, as I sat and watched it patrol the flowerbed and annoy the cat I started wondering about  how I viewed its symbolism as an animal guide.

First of all frogs and toads are not the same thing. While they are in the same “family” their characteristics and symbolism are completely different. Now I know what you’re thinking ” Geez Cat no kidding! Duh!” . Normally I wouldn’t point this out but after seeing several online publications that had them lumped into one category I thought I’d just put it out there. So…………… back to the toads……

Let’s start with a little lore, shall we? The toad has long been associated with witchcraft. Witches purportedly used toads to make flying or invisibility brews and potions.  Toads were also used as familiars. Remember Neville Longbottom and his toad Trevor? South American shamans believe that toads have magickal skin and have used them to promote visions and healing. Toads are considered good luck and a popular symbol for a Feng Shui money area. The Jin Chan/ Chan Chu, the money toad is a chinese charm for prosperity.

First let me say that I have read numerous correspondences for animal guides, some of which are laughable. For example when someone says  “this animal’s message says you should exercise or eat healthy whole foods”, it’s a facedesk moment. For what it’s worth, these are my personal observances. So here we go, let’s take a look at the symbolism of Toad. As an amphibian toad lives in two elemental worlds, water and earth. They have access to ancient truths and knowledge and represent coming changes and personal metamorphosis. They are solitary creatures and perfectly okay with their own company. In my opinion this makes them the perfect totem for  an introvert. Toad teaches us that we can be solitary and still get out and about. This creature is also a good animal helper for those  who have trouble maintaining personal boundaries. Toads are more than capable of defending their chosen territory and maintaining the boundaries. The toad would also be a good helper for people who need to learn to hold their ground and that’s it okay stand up for themselves. They are masters of self defense. When threatened their first reaction is to puff themselves up and hope to be ignored and quite often this enough to cause a retreat. Since toads are introverts  their reaction to being hassled can quickly go to extremes and when faced with a persistent  “attacker” the toad secretes a poison that quite literally leaves a very foul taste. Author Steven Farmer says that toad  can also offer help in the following areas:  Clearing blockages, Life changes, Removing clutter, Boosting confidence. Contemplation, Learning from past errors, Following your instincts, Reconciling your past, Resourcefulness.

All creatures have a message for us, observe them for yourself and see how what they “tell” you applies to your own life. After All, you never know when you will receive that spiritual nudge that makes you say ” AHA! I get it now!

Bright Blessings for a Magickal Week!

Cat

(C) LBolotin 2017

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 5 cats.

 

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The Moment is Now: Cat’s Angel Message for June 18, 2017 

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The Moment is Now: Cat’s Angel Message for June 18, 2017 

June Theme: Balance – Focus – Faith 

If you aren’t in the moment, you are either looking forward to uncertainty, or back to pain and regret. ~Jim Carrey

618: Over the last few days we have working on changing our thought patterns to enhance our power of manifestation.  The angels are letting us know that we are on the right track and that our potential for positive manifestation is strong today. Focus is the key and we will need to stay anchored in the present moment and be aware of what’s going on around us. If we allow ourselves to wander off into La-La Land we could miss out on something that we’ve been waiting for. Embrace your strength and confidence so that when an opportunity presents itself you can grab it and run with it!

Kuthumi helps us to keep our priorities at the forefront and keeps us focused on our goals. Maat guides us through feelings of indecision and confusion. She helps us to see the truth in all situations so that we have all the information and Kali promotes courage and determination as well as focus we need to move forward. The Sacred Stones for today are Unakite which helps us stay in the moment and Merlinite that helps us to seize it!
 Blessings for a magickal day!
Cat

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Changing Your Thoughts: Cat’s Angel Message for June 17, 2017 

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Changing Your Thoughts: Cat’s Angel Message for June 17, 2017 

June Theme: Balance – Focus – Faith

Life consists in what a man is thinking of all day. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

617:  We hear a lot about positive affirmations and how using them can transform our lives and our thinking patterns. Now before you start rolling your eyes and thinking “Geez Cat, I don’t have time for affirmations….” here’s something to think about.  Every time you alter a thought pattern from negative to positive you have created a personal affirmation. It’s as simple as changing  “That’s never going to happen for me.” to ” This will happen for me”. As I said yesterday, negative thinking blocks our powers of manifestation. This upsets our balance (see June’s Theme) and hits us with temporary setbacks. Today the angels are asking us to watch our thought patterns and change negatives into positives. Perform a balance check and ground and center if needed.  Your reality is how you perceive it  so be confident and move forward in your own power.

Archangel Uriel helps us to gain better spiritual understanding on a more personal level. He aids us with problem solving and making well informed decisions.  Lakshmi and Ganesh work together to help us meet the goals we have set, Lakshmi brings grace, beauty and love into our lives and Ganesh clears away obstacles and promotes peace and harmony. Our Sacred Stone for today is Charoite. This stone can be used to reduce stress and worry as it helps us to overcome fear, and it helps to ground our spiritual self into everyday reality and provides perspective.
 Blessings for a magickal day!
Cat

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Thought for the Day: June 16, 2017

Happy Friday & TGIF!

As an introvert I enjoy being by myself, not all the time mind you, but I’m good with my own company. However, whether you consider yourself introvert or extrovert alone time is a good thing. It can help us to relax, clear our minds and even improve our health. Alone time is the ultimate form of self care and sometimes it’s a good thing to “unplug” from everything and just be.

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