About Cat

I’m Cat from Grand Jct. Colorado. I’m married, pagan, owned by 8 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.

Thought For The Day: Nov. 12, 2019 “Advice”

Happy Tuesday,

Have you noticed that it’s often easier to give advice to someone else than it is to use that same advice for ourselves? My father used to say “Don’t tell someone how to do something or how to live their life if you aren’t doing the same.” It may not be easy but it’s worth it.

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Cat’s Morning Bits for November 11, 2019

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for November 11, 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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Bending above the spicy woods which blaze,
Arch skies so blue they flash, and hold the sun
Immeasurably far.
-Helen Hunt Jackson (1830-85)

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Spiritual Unite: Leaf Symbolic Meaning – Life Giving And Taking

The symbolic meaning of the leaf and leaves is as old as time.
We can find extensive symbolism from cultures all around the world for the plants they grow.

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ThoughtCo: Herne, God of the Wild Hunt

Behind the Myth
Unlike the majority of deities in the Pagan world, Herne has his origins in a local folktale, and there is virtually no information available to us via primary sources. Although he is sometimes seen as an aspect of Cernunnos, the Horned God, the Berkshire region of England is the home to story behind the legend.

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MBG: A Simple Meditation For Cultivating Gratitude For Our Veterans, From A Military Wife

Taking a deep breath in through the nose and slowly exhaling through the mouth, I am still.
I wonder what you envision when you hear the word veteran. Do you see images of courageous men storming the beaches of Normandy?

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Herbal Muse: How to Make Dandelion Bitters

In 18th century Europe, herbal bitters were commonly served tableside at formal dinners and other gatherings as digestifs to stimulate digestion before and after indulging in food and drink. By the early 19th century, barkeeps used a variety of bitters as flavoring additives as they created new and adventurous alcoholic concoctions. In fact, this is how the modern cocktail was born. The term cocktail first appeared in the April 1803 edition of Farmer’s Cabinet and was defined as “a stimulating liquor, composed of spirits of any kind, sugar, water, and bitters.”

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Elephant Journal: Full Moon in Taurus: Tap into your Power & Authenticity to stop abandoning yourself & seeking Unhealthy Pleasures (November 12).

We all seek comfort, pleasure, good things, and somebody, in some form, to accompany us in this journey called life.
It’s so easy to fall prey to all the “things” we can obtain in a lifetime. It’s even easier to get lost chasing someone else’s dream and living your life only to get the fantasy “perfect life” the majority have been conditioned to believe

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MNN: Senior dogs and veterans are better together
One Last Treat pairs them up with beautiful results.

A longtime Marine in Vietnam, Detroit veteran Greg Brabaw was living at home with no family and few friends when someone reached out to the Vet Friends Foundation organization (originally called One Last Treat) on his behalf. They thought Brabaw might be a good candidate for the group’s program pairing vets with senior dogs looking for homes. Soon, the grizzled Brabaw met Pops, a little Chihuahua

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EarthSky News: Scorpius? Here’s your constellation

Scorpius the Scorpion – the southernmost constellation of the Zodiac – is a major showpiece of the starry sky. This J-shaped assemblage of stars actually looks like its namesake. The red star Antares is fortuitously placed in the sky just where the Scorpion’s Heart should be. What’s more, the fishhook-shaped Scorpion’s Stinger – made up of two stars, Shaula and Lesath – dips into the Milky Way’s stream of stars, allowing you to catch many a galactic treasure.

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Patheos-Pagan: You are a Spell of Growing & Integrating: Tapping into the Full Moon to Celebrate Yourself, Exactly as You Are in this Moment

The moon wanes and waxes, shrinks and grows. We fall back, we step forward. Each month, I think about what I want to bring into my life leading up to the full moon and what I want to remove from my life as it moves to new.

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Inner Journey:

THEN AND NOW

“Time is not a line, but a series of now points.”
— Taisen Deshimaru

We understand time as a continuum. Our memories link the moments of the past and our imaginations draw on the patterns of our memories to project the future.

If we leave the movies of the mind behind, time can only be experienced now — moment by precious moment. Open in awareness to what is happening right now. Appreciate all that is. Immerse yourself in the joy and wonder of every now and life will be a gift.

“The responsibility for both present and future is in our own hands. If we live right today, then tomorrow has to be right.”
— Eknath Easwaran

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A Note from the Universe

Who will you re-fall in love with today?

Whe-e-e-e-e-e…

The Universe

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Today’s Recipe: Banana Almond Flour Muffins

Here’s a simple, healthy and tasty muffin recipe. All ingredients mixed together in just one bowl. Hope you try these and enjoy some banana almond flour muffins!

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

Intentions: Psychic Sensitivity, Women’s Mysteries, Tides, Waters, Emotional Issues, Agriculture, Animals, Female Fertility, Messages, Theft, Reconciliations, 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 Tarot: The Devil

Some days you just want to be self-indulgent, and today is one of those days. Put those feelings on the back burner while at work or out in public. After the serious part of the day is over, the danger actually increases for you. Don’t overindulge and make yourself sick or regretful. Sometimes too much of a good thing is too much, and you want to start tomorrow feeling good

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily posts are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.

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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/

It All Gets Done: Cat’s Angel Message for November 11, 2019

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It All Fets Done: Cat’s Angel Message for November 11, 2019

November’s Theme:  Positive opens and draws, Negative closes and blocks. Stay focused on what you want and not what you fear.


By letting it go it all gets done. The world is won by those who let it go. But when you try and try. The world is beyond the winning. – Lao Tzu


1111:  While our message today embodies this month’s theme it’s also our invitation to access the yearly 11.11 energy gateway. This is powerful stuff and your power of positive thinking will be essential today. This gateway will help us to manifest our goals at a quicker pace. Do not allow your focus to shift into the negative realm as it will effectively set up roadblocks and halt your forward momentum. The gateway can also help us with the following things:

*Activating a higher consciousness and chakra realignment.

*Start a new period of personal growth while promoting interconnectedness.

*Helps to take the steps to send our creative goals to the next level.

*Helps us to find that “New You” by letting go of the old things that are holding you back.

Your angels and guides are here to help you as you take the time to send your intentions into the gateway. Remember to keep your focus on what you want to create and where you want to go. Now…. get out there and allow yourself to create good things with confidence!


Archangel Chamuel helps us in regards to relationships. This includes the one we have with ourselves and our own spiritual nature. he helps us to build a strong foundation from which we can create our personal evolution. Archangel Chamuel also helps us to find what is lost. If you feel like you have wandered off your path and are having trouble finding your way back he can help you get your bearings.

The Ascended Master Jesus helps us with all areas of faith and teaches us that true miracles often come in small packages. He also provides a clear and direct line of communication to the Divine as well as teaching us how to open up to receive divine information.

The Chinese Goddess Kuan Yin, who embodies compassion and mercy says, “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. Be gentle on yourself. Joy comes from embracing the simple things which will free the energy needed to assist our creation process.”


Our Sacred Stones for today include:

Apophyllite promotes a strong connection between the physical body and the information that is transmitted from the spiritual realms. It also helps to bring Universal love into the decision making process so that min and spirit are connected.

Hessonite Garnet encourages us to meet new challenges as it helps to promote the courage we need to move forward.

Kyanite is a spiritual stone that helps us to connect to our guides by opening the paths of communication. It also allows us to speak from the heart and to speak our truth as it cuts through the things that are keeping us from moving forward.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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Thought For The Day: Nov. 11, 2019 “Happy Veteran’s Day”

Happy Veteran’s Day,

Honor those who serve and who have served. Remember, freedom isn’t free so take a moment today to say thank you to those who help make our independence freedom possible.

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

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Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/

 

November’s Full  Beaver Moon 11-12-19

 

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November’s Full  Beaver Moon
November 12, 2019
5:34 am PST/ 6:34 am MST/ 8:34 am EDT

After Samhain, we enter the dark period where the seasons seem to slow down. It was during this time that the ancient people readied themselves for the coming winter. The last harvest was over and they prepared their final provisions and made their homes as winter-proof as possible.

Other names for this months moon are: Beaver Moon ( Colonial. Farmers Almanac says this was the last time to set beaver traps before the ponds froze over, however, the beavers themselves were making ready for the winter just as the people were!) White Moon (China), Trading Moon (Cherokee), Sassafras Moon (Choctaw), Moon When Horns Are Broken Off (Dakota), Dark Moon (Celtic), Snow Moon (Medieval English), Tree Moon (Neo-Pagan), Fog Moon, Frosty Moon, Full Frost Moon, Hunter’s Moon.

November’s moon also honors dark goddesses like Kali, Hecate, and Bast. Use purple candles for your Full Moon observance and burn Full Moon Incense of anise, lavender, and rosemary or single blends of patchouli or mugwort. This is also a good time to cleanse and charge your moonstones, just place them on a windowsill during the night of the full moon.


It is a time of mourning as we join the Goddess in remembering her love who has gone on to the Otherworld. But it is also a time when we must also remember that all periods of mourning DO come to an end. The Crone is now the womb and will become the Mother in about six weeks’ time. While the “outer growth” is slowing down, we find it a good time to work on inner growth. While the Earth Mother rests it is a good time for tying up the loose ends in our lives. Let go of what no longer serves us and say farewell to bad relationships and habits. It is also a time of contemplation when we can strengthen our personal connection to the Divine Source.


To celebrate this full moon try wearing colors in grays or blues and adorn yourself with Lapis Lazuli, Turquoise, Moonstone or Topaz.


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YET one smile more, departing, distant sun!

One mellow smile through the soft vapoury air,

Ere, o’er the frozen earth, the loud winds ran,

Or snows are sifted o’er the meadows bare.

One smile on the brown hills and naked trees,

And the dark rocks whose summer wreaths are cast,

And the blue Gentian flower, that, in the breeze,

Nods lonely, of her beauteous race the last.

Yet a few sunny days, in which the bee

Shall murmur by the hedge that skim the way,

The cricket chirp upon the russet lea,

And man delight to linger in thy ray.

Yet one rich smile, and we will try to bear

The piercing winter frost, and winds, and darkened air.

William Cullen Bryant 1794-1878

Full Moon Blessings! Cat


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Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
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Guidance and Wisdom: Cat’s Angel Message for November 10, 2019

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Guidance and Wisdom: Cat’s Angel Message for November 10, 2019

November’s Theme:  Positive opens and draws, Negative closes and blocks. Stay focused on what you want and not what you fear.


Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue. – The Buddha


1110:  Today the Universe is asking us to use our intuition to receive a little divine guidance. This will provide some much needed direction so remember to keep all receptors open. Messages can come from anywhere and at any time, such as thoughts or ideas, visual clues or even physical objects. If the message you receive doesn’t seem to make sense to you right now, file it away for future reference as you will need it at a later time. However, if you are strongly guided to take action, do so. Keep in mind that while opportunities may come back around it best to grab them when they first show up or you could miss out on something that you need right now. It’s important to note that we should never try and force divine guidance to happen. Just relax and let things flow. Information comes more easily when the mind is calm.


Archangel Michael helps to calm our fears as he guides us through issues of self doubt by clearing our energy field and quieting the internal chatter so that we can access the guidance being sent to us. He helps us to find our courage and our direction while giving us the strength that we need to choose wisely and make decisions on our own. Michael’s energy is easily felt particularly during times of stress and confusion and helps us when we feel lost or overwhelmed. He sets us on the path of commitment to our purpose by showing us how to work through obstacles that pop up as he teaches us that we have what it takes to create new things for ourselves as he helps us reach new levels of self confidence.

The Ascended Master El Morya can help if you have trouble staying present and focused in the now. He teaches us the importance of putting aside what we cannot control so that we are free to think about other things. He reminds us that it is our faith that keeps us grounded so that we can embrace both the patience and the clear decision making needed to make things happen.

The Hindu Goddess Devi helps us to find meaning in our lives and gently guides us in learning to follow our own inner wisdom. She says “Take my hand and let me guide you on your journey of self discovery. You need only look within to find your true meaning. Release your cares to me and I will purify your heart and spirit so that new information can be sent to you. “


Our Sacred Stones for today include:

 Sugilite is sometimes called Archangel Michael’s stone. This is a stone of spiritual love and awareness and promotes Divine interaction and communication. Sugilite also encourages positive thinking and teaches us to live our truth and to trust our intuition.

Agate. This humble stone is the perfect one for grounding and balancing our energies. It also helps by raising our consciousness to access our higher self and promoting 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.

Bloodstone gives us the ability to adapt to the changes that are taking place more easily. It strengthens our intuition and promotes good decision making.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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Walking Away: Cat’s Angel Message for November 9, 2019

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Walking Away: Cat’s Angel Message for November 9, 2019

November’s Theme:  Positive opens and draws, Negative closes and blocks. Stay focused on what you want and not what you fear.


No problem is so formidable that you can’t walk away from it. – Charles M. Schulz’ cartoon Peanuts


119:  Our power of positive thought may be tested today. The key lies in our ability to set negativity in its place and move forward. So do your best to keep it at a distance and walk away from negative situations and people. This goes hand in hand with the changes we’ve been working on recently. During times of change, it seems that we are more susceptible to getting caught in negative webs, so take the necessary precautions to avoid these traps. We are also reminded to look for success in everything that you do and look for at least one positive thing in every situation. There is always something that you can use to continue building the life you want. If you feel the need to move in a certain direction or take specific action grab your confidence by the hand and move forward!


Archangel Jeremiel is in charge of life reviews and changes. He can help you see everything that you have accomplished recently as well as the areas that need attention and helps us to let go of what we no longer need. He teaches us that by taking inventory of our lives we gain a clear perspective of where we are on our path, which in turn helps us to make positive life changes. He removes our fear of change and what the future holds and replaces them with a sense of expectant excitement.

The Ascended Master Serapis Bey brings us the necessary spiritual insight we need when dealing with negative people, feelings or situations. By surrounding yourself with loving energy you can find the peace you need to deal with off color moments. He teaches us that loving self care allows us the choice of removing ourselves from negative people and situations.

The Hindu Mother Goddess Durga teaches us how to create boundaries and maintain them as well as protecting yourself from the negative energy of others. She says:  “Creating and holding personal boundaries are important to your well being. It is sometimes best to walk away. I can help you to step back and give you the self assurance to do what is in your best interest.”


Our Sacred Stones for today include:

While Garnet is best known as a stone of protection it can benefit the use of our natural talents as well. It helps us to overcome any resistance we may have in using our gifts and promotes self-confidence. Garnet removes what no longer serves and mental self-sabotage. It promotes balance and clears and re-energizes the chakras.

Black Tourmaline helps to remove all forms of negative energy while stimulating our sense of practical creativity which helps us meet our personal goals

Amber which bestows a positive mental state and helps us find balance, patience, and aids in decision making. Use Amber to enhance your earth connection and to promote grounding. It is also a great healing stone (it’s actually tree resin) that helps to remove energetic impurities from the body.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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