About Cat

I’m Cat from Grand Jct. Colorado. I’m married, pagan, owned by 6 cat’s and enjoy crystals, tree hugging, books, belly dancing, photography and numerous outdoor activities. I am the owner/ jewelry creator of Cat’s Treasure Trove (An eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts) and the group Sacred Spirals: The place where all paths meet, on Facebook. In my spare time I am a part time caregiver for my mother who is entering the realm of dementia. I have toyed with the idea of a Blog for several years and have finally taken the plunge with The Desert Path I hope you will join me for some “aimless ramblings”, daily posts and whatever else I feel compelled to share.

Grounded and Focused: Cat’s Angel Message for July 21, 2018 

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Grounded and Focused: Cat’s Angel Message for July 21, 2018 

 July’s Theme: Pay attention to your path. Spirit is speaking to you so get ready to receive some important guidance. If something compels you to take action this is the time to go for it!


The simple things in life ground me and keep me focused so I’m able to do a good job with what is in front of me. – Kevin Eubanks


721:  Our Life Path is filled with a broad spectrum of things that are designed to help us on our way. These things range from happiness and love to great sorrow and self doubt. Along the way we meet people that encourage us and offer support. It’s nice to have someone else pat us on the back and say “Good job!”,  however we also benefit from the divine voice inside us that offers encouragement. Today, the Angels are asking us to step up and be our own cheerleader. Listen to that inner voice and allow yourself to receive the mental hugs and kudos that it offers. Use the “I AM and I CAN” thinking to promote your self confidence and courage. Remember that you ARE a creator and are worthy of great things and that your success and well being are yours to to nurture to full growth!


Archangel Michael guides us along our path by helping us to find the courage to keep moving in a positive direction. Ascended Master Buddha reminds us that through balance and moderation we are able to see our next steps more clearly and  the Egyptian Goddess  Isis teaches us how to reclaim who we are as she fills us with graceful energy and strength. Her message today is  “Be grateful for the baby steps that move you along your path, for they are milestones on your inward journey. Celebrate these steps and appreciate every kindness shown as they are all part of your grand celebration of your life!”


Our Sacred Stone for today is Carnelian. This orange- red stone is used for motivation and increased creativity. It also helps boost  self esteem and invites us to embrace our personal power while promoting positive life choices.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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Cat’s Morning Bits for July 20, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for July 20, 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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Deep in the greens of summer sing the lives
I’ve come to love. A vireo whets its bill.
The great day balances upon the leaves;
My ears can hear the bird when all is still.
-Theodore Roethke (1908-63)

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Daily Good:

Mister Roger’s Message of Love

The release of the Mister Rogers documentary Won’t You Be My Neighbor? calls to mind the essential message of Rogers’ long-running children’s program, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. Fred McFeely Rogers, who died in 2003, was also an ordained Presbyterian minister. Over the course of three decades on public broadcasting, he brought to millions of children what his faith’s General Assembly referred to as “unconditional love.”

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2062/mister-roger-s-message-of-love-richard-gunderman/

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Tetraktys: The Process and Symptoms of Spiritual Awakening – What You Need to Know

We live in a time where people are feeling unsatisfied by their condition, and even more so in the developed world. Thus, a lot of people who have an interest in spirituality tend to have the very specific goal of changing their life for the better. The process is now referred to as “spiritual awakening”, but people don’t always agree on how the process itself works and on what the symptoms of that “spiritual awakening” actually are. This is what this article will be all about.

https://www.thetetraktys.com/2018/the-process-and-symptoms-of-spiritual-awakening-what-you-need-to-know/

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Elephant Journal: The Note left on Hemingway’s Grave

I am writing this article at a time when death seems to be pervasively in my life.
My mother is dying. She has been for a while, but this time it seems to be real. And a dear lifelong friend has died in his sleep. It adds to the confusion of the giving and taking away of life. I am resigned to the unexplainableness of it all, and am trying to stay focused on life and legacy—the giving, rather than the taking away.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/07/the-note-left-on-hemingways-grave/

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MNN: Winning Kennel Club images celebrate dogs from all walks of life

Purebreds, cross breeds, seniors, puppies, rescue dogs and even assistance dogs. Whatever label you give them, dogs have long been man’s best friend. They hold a special place in our heart, and our phones are often filled with candid images of them. Some may even have professional photos of their four-legged friends taken. They are part of our family and a shining part in our daily lives.

https://www.mnn.com/family/pets/blogs/kennel-club-dog-photographer-year-celebrates-dogs-from-all-walks-life

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EarthSky News: Moon, Jupiter, Antares from July 20-22

These next several evenings – July 20-22, 2018 – let the moon serve as your guide to the planet Jupiter, which shines more brightly than any star. Simply seek out the waxing gibbous moon as soon as darkness falls, and that nearby bright “star” is actually the king planet Jupiter. After July 20, watch for the moon to move eastward, in the direction of the star Antares.

http://earthsky.org/tonight/moon-jupiter-antares-from-july-20-22

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Patheos-Pagan: Wiccan Trash

Recently someone online referred to me as “Wiccan Trash.” It’s not something that should bother me, but two weeks after it happened I’m still thinking about it, so obviously it did. I realize it was just one person, but it was just such a nasty sounding thing to say that its stuck with me.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/panmankey/2017/11/wiccan-trash/

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Inner Journey:

DO YOU BELIEVE IN YOURSELF?

“We cannot rise higher than our thought of ourselves.”
— Orison Swett Marden

What do you believe about yourself?

If you are experiencing a lack of something in your life, chances are that you hold a belief in your subconscious that says you aren’t worthy of having that quality. Write in your journal the answer to these questions for yourself:
•Where are you not good enough, not worthy enough?
•How willing are you to receive?

“We do not believe in ourselves until someone reveals that deep inside us something is valuable, worth listening to, worthy of our trust, sacred to our touch. Once we believe in ourselves we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight or any experience that reveals the human spirit.”
— e. e. cummings

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A Note from the Universe

Know how to tell whether or not your dreams are coming true?

Well, if the sun came up today, things are looking pretty good.

If the sky is still blue, high above the clouds, I’d say keep doing what you’re doing.

And if, somewhere, there are eagles soaring, tulips blooming, and falls cascading… could it be, Cat, most of them already have?

Running with the big dogs now –

The Universe

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Today’s Recipe: Orange Jicama Salad

Many different combinations of fresh fruit sweetened with honey make a delicious salad or dessert.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Honey-Fruit-Salad-Recipes.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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Daily Wisdom
July 20, 2018

Enthusiasm

“No one keeps up his enthusiasm automatically. Enthusiasm must be nourished with new actions, new aspirations, new efforts, new vision. Compete with yourself; set your teeth and dive into the job of breaking your own record. It is one’s own fault if his enthusiasm is gone; he has failed to feed it.”

-Papyrus

Knowing that enthusiasm fuels our fire and keeps us going, it is up to us to maintain the enthusiasm necessary to keep ourselves on track. Enthusiasm can be found, and it can be created. So if you can’t find it, make it!

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: Four Signs That You’re Overmanifesting
This occurs when you focus so much on wanting something that you don’t allow it to manifest for you. Manifesting is co-creating with the universe.

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!

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/


					

Information Surrounds You: Cat’s Angel Message for July 20, 2018 

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Information Surrounds You: Cat’s Angel Message for July 20, 2018 

 July’s Theme: Pay attention to your path. Spirit is speaking to you so get ready to receive some important guidance. If something compels you to take action this is the time to go for it!


Not only must the message be correctly delivered, but the messenger himself must be such as to recommend it to acceptance. – Joseph Barber Lightfoot


720: Navigating our path requires generous amounts of courage, confidence and a few pinches of faith. We must also have an open heart and an open mind to receive the messages  and guidance that we receive. The key is remembering that messengers and messages come in all forms. (nature, music, animals, children, physical objects etc.) We can see them, hear them and even feel them. Today the Universe is telling us that important information is on the way and that we need to stay open and in the present. Don’t allow fear to overrule your judgement because you are always safe and cared for. Keep to your path and absorb the information as you travel. You just never know what may produce a valuable AHA! moment.


Archangel Sandalphon is in charge of delivering and answering prayers. You can ask him to help you receive information clearly, so be prepared for answers to come via words that simply pop into your head or through music. Ascended Master Jesus assists us with clear divine communication and provides guidance, direction and finding our faith. The Greek Goddess Artemis teaches us to honor our intuitive abilities. She tells us that  “All the skills and knowledge you need for success lives within you. Your inner wisdom is a powerful thing and you know in your heart when something is good and right.”


Our Sacred Stone for today is  Blue Topaz which helps us tune in to the Angels of truth and wisdom, it shows how we have been doing things and helps us see where wee have strayed from our truth.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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Thought For The Day: July 20, 2018 “Attitudes and Choices”

Happy Friday,

Happiness is an attitude it is also a choice. Making yourself miserable takes more energy and more time than being happy. Miserable people also suck the life out of those around them (we all know people like this). Did you know that happy people are healthier and more productive? Our challenge for today……. be happy!

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I invite you to check out my Facebook group and our store! The Desert Path: The dusty ramblings of a desert pagan. https://thedesertpath.com/

 

 Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! . Visit Our Store

Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)

Cat’s Morning Bits for July 19, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for July 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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this is the garden: colours come and go,
frail azures fluttering from night’s outer wing
strong silent greens serenely lingering,
absolute lights like baths of golden snow.
this is the garden: pursed lips do blow
upon cool flutes within wide glooms, and sing
(of harps celestial to the quivering string)
invisible faces hauntingly and slow.
-e. e. cummings (1894-1962)

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Thoughtco: Lammas History: Welcoming the Harvest

At Lammas, also called Lughnasadh, the hot days of August are upon us, much of the earth is dry and parched, but we still know that the bright reds and yellows of the harvest season are just around the corner. Apples are beginning to ripen in the trees, our summer vegetables have been picked, corn is tall and green, waiting for us to come gather the bounty of the crop fields. Now is the time to begin reaping what we have sown, and gathering up the first harvests of grain, wheat, oats, and more.

https://www.thoughtco.com/history-of-the-lammas-harvest-celebration-2562170

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MBG: A Mantra To Help You Own Your Feminine Energy (Regardless Of Your Gender)

Real talk: I don’t think the future is female.

Hear me out. This catchy phrase implies implies that there’s an inherent imbalance between female and male, and such labels and categorizations serve to only further divide us. Truly positive change can come only when we are all-encompassing rather than exclusive.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/a-mantra-to-help-you-own-your-feminine-energy

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Daily Good: A Heartmindfulness Revolution

From a young age, the current mode of education encourages us to develop our intellects and to find success by getting a prestigious job, making large sums of money and acquiring things. But what happens when the mind is sharp but the heart is neglected and becomes numb? The unfortunate outcome is seen all around us in a culture rife with attitudes and technology that dehumanizes our most basic sense of goodness.

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2051/a-heartmindfulness-revolution-pancho-ramos-stierle/

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Elephant Journal: A Ritual for those Impossible Mornings. 

Every morning was a surprise.
In another life, not so long ago, the journey from my sheets to the coffee pot seemed impossible.
Morning was a foggy mystery full of unwelcome clues from the night before and too much wine. Sunlight was an aggressive force against the slicing pain between my eyes. Every day felt like a continuation of confusion from all the nights before. I did not feel real. I could not seem to step into myself and start my day effectively. Something needed to change.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/07/a-morning-ritual-for-those-impossible-mornings/

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MNN: This tiny fern could help fight climate change

A fern with leaves no larger than a gnat could be one of the most important plants on Earth.

Researchers have sequenced the genome of Azolla filiculoides, a bright green fern with a long history, and they’ve discovered the genes that give the fern some incredible abilities: It’s able to “fix” nitrogen on its own, to ward off insects and to be a carbon sink.

https://www.mnn.com/green-tech/research-innovations/stories/tiny-fern-could-reduce-climate-change

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EarthSky News: Tonight  Altair and Aquila

You’ll recognize Altair for the 2 fainter stars on either side of it, as if the 3 were “walking the Milky Way hand in hand and three abreast.”

Read more……………

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Patheos-Pagan: Tarot, Snakes & Ladybugs; or, What the Hell, Universe

The day I decided to pursue the idea of witchcraft, a ladybug nestled into the tread of my shoe.
This, I think, will be the title of my autobiography. Ladybug in My Shoe: a memoir by K. C. Alexander. People will wonder why there’s not enough sex in it. I’ll tell them ladybugs aren’t my type. They will look at me oddly. I will smile.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/kacealexander/2018/06/tarot-snakes-ladybugs/

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Inner Journey: 

FEEL YOUR EMOTIONS

“The key is to not resist or rebel against emotions or to try to get around them by devising all sorts of tricks; but to accept them directly, as they are.”
— Takahisa Kora

Emotions are energy in motion. They bring us information if we are willing to experience them. Unfortunately, many of us are afraid of the energy of emotions and so we automatically resist them. And when we refuse to experience our emotions, we block them up. They become trapped and that entrapment drains our energy and brings continuing discomfort.

Don’t let emotions push you into action or reaction. Just STOP and PAY ATTENTION. Allow them to be and to speak to you. Oncem they are acknowledged, their energy is released.

“Instead of resisting any emotion, the best way to dispel it is to enter it fully, embrace it and see through your resistance.”
— Deepak Chopra

“We have to become more conscious of our feeling-world. By learning to identify the ‘emotional baggage’ and manage our feeling-world reactions, we can view life based on current information instead of being held captive by our past.”
— Doc Childre

“Our feelings are our most genuine paths to knowledge.”
— Audre Lorde

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A Note from the Universe 

Go for it, not once, but again and again and again. Whatever it takes. Because in the end, with arms held high in the winner’s circle, beaming with joy, as light as a feather, crying your eyes out, you’ll see how fantastically disproportionate the rewards are for the effort expended, the risks taken, and the price paid – no matter how many false starts you endured. And you’ll be astounded by how quickly you made it, even though, when the going got tough and your spirits ebbed, you thought you’d never, ever, ever, “see the day.”

Tallyho,

The Universe

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Today’s Recipe: Chocolate Black Bean Blender Muffins

You will taste the chocolate, but not the beans that give these muffins a lot of protein. I used mini semi-sweet chips instead of bittersweet and Truvia Nectar instead of honey.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Chocolate-Black-Bean-Blender-Muffins.html

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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
July 19, 2018

Enthusiasm

“The measure of an enthusiasm must be taken between interesting events. It is between bites that the lukewarm angler loses heart.”

-Edwin Way Teale

Can’t you just picture this scenario? A fisherman who LOVES to fish doesn’t just love those moments when he actually lands one – he loves the whole process. Similarly, an actor with an enthusiasm for his craft is just as happy doing a part in a community theatre play as he would be starring in a feature film. What makes for an “interesting event?” What compels us to hang in there? It’s the whole process that generates enthusiasm when we truly love to do what we do.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 5 Ways to Create Lasting Change in Your Life
When you think about how hard it is to make changes in your life, you’re tempted to give up before you even start. It’s easier to coast through a good enough life. Everywhere you look, another…

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!

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 July 19, 2018 

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Falling Into Place: Cat’s Angel Message for July 19, 2018 

 July’s Theme: Pay attention to your path. Spirit is speaking to you so get ready to receive some important guidance. If something compels you to take action this is the time to go for it!


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


719:  When we are confident in ourselves and our path things just naturally seem to flow together. Even if you’re not really sure where you’re going you can still be confident in your direction. By embracing our self confidence we find that we are able to rely more on our intuition and the messages/guidance we receive from the Universe. It also helps us to use this information to our best advantage. Today we are receiving a big hug from our spiritual helpers. Their message is simple, ” Your power gives you the momentum to move forward toward your goals with a light heart and open mind.”


Archangel Chamuel helps us with all aspects of our life path  as well as assisting us in building a strong relationship with the Divine. Ascended Master Saint Germain surrounds us with his “big brother” energy as he shows us how to clear the way and free our minds from worry so that we can work on more important things and the Egyptian Goddess Isis tells us  “Be grateful for the baby steps that move you along your path, for they are milestones on your inward journey. Always remember that you are a powerful creator in your own right and when you cloak yourself with dedication and determination you can move the heavens and the earth and create miracles.”


Our Sacred Stone for today is  Tiger’s Eye. Use it to help build a bridge between you and your power. It shows us the correct way to use our power and invites our integrity forward. Tiger’s Eye is also a stone of abundance and both draws good things to us while helping us see the blessings we have.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


I invite you to share my work as long as no changes are made and to check out my websites:

 

 

Thought For The Day: July 19, 2018 ” One Good Thing”

 

Happy Thursday,

Today is a reminder that even if things aren’t going your way, all is not lost. There is always at least ONE GOOD THING that happened. Find that one thing and rebuild your good vibes around it!

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I invite you to check out my Facebook group and our store!

The Desert Path: The dusty ramblings of a desert pagan. https://thedesertpath.com/

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! . Visit Our Store

Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)