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.

Thought For The Day: March 18, 2019 “Bad Things”

Happy Monday,

Real life isn’t for sissies. While there are a lot of good things and experiences that happen there are also bad things and experiences as well. Bad things not only provide the chance to learn from mistakes , people and situations they also provide us the chance to grow and create something better. They help us to see our path more clearly and allow us to focus on what we truly want to create for ourselves.

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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/

 

 

Seek With Eyes Open: Cat’s Angel Message for March 17, 2019

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Seek With Eyes Open: Cat’s Angel Message for March 17, 2019 

March Theme: This month carries the energy of the Ascended Masters. We will be working to improve self love, inner peace and overall clarity. These things will help on the path to manifesting our dreams and goals.


We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open. – Jawaharlal Nehru


317:  The focus of the last several days has been on releasing and letting go of what no longer serves you. Remember that your past experiences contain valuable lessons that once learned and let go make you a  better person. Fill these open spaces with positive choices and decisions that embody your truth and values. The Ascended Masters are also giving you a big high five today for making a conscious effort to create the room for new beginnings.Their message today is that you are on the right path and that your powers of manifestation are operating on a higher level. Be courageous and take advantage of this gateway and welcome the new opportunities and blessings that are headed your way. They key to benefiting from them lies in paying attention and having the courage to move forward when they are offered to us.


Archangel Raziel helps us manifest prosperity and abundance as well as growth on all levels. The Ascended Master Kuthumi helps us to navigate through the distractions that interrupt our focus in regard to our goals and priorities and Celtic Earth Mother Aeracura helps by clearing your heart and mind of cares and worries and fills them instead with knowledge of the abundant gifts that you currently hold and will receive. She teaches us to receive with gratitude and love,  she tells us ” Playfulness and a carefree spirit are the heart of true abundance. By sharing of yourselves it creates an energy that spreads and grows.” 


Our Sacred Stones for today are Jade which helps to restore emotional balance while keeping us grounded and it provides aid in problem solving and shows us the path to reaching our goals and actualizing our dreams.  Tiger’s Eye is a “feel better” stone that provides clarity of mind and increased intuition while promoting luck and prosperity. It also helps us to accomplish our goals by showing us how to recognize and access our inner resources and the promotion of clear intentions, and sunny golden Citrine draws abundance and brings our self confidence forward. It promotes the optimistic mindset necessary to activate the manifestation process and nudges us into action by aiding in decision making and  creative problem solving.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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Celtic Tree Month of Alder: March 18th to April 14th.

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Celtic Tree Month of Alder  or Ffearn (FAIR-n) 

Plant Information:

The Alder is a member of the Birch family and is native to the British Isles, Europe and North America. They require a great quantity of water and can reach 65 feet or more if left to grow undisturbed. The tree itself grows in a rough cone shape with branches that are evenly spaced down its long trunk, The leaves are roundish and finely toothed, and in the spring it produces flowers and catkins. The wood from this sacred tree comes in a number of colors. When an alder is cut down the wood changes from white to reddish-yellow that bears a remarkable resemblance to blood. This caused our ancestors to believe that the tree bled when cut and it was considered unlucky to cut one down. The wood itself is oily and water resistant and in past times was used for shields, the foundations for houses and is still used today in cabinetry and door making.


In healing alder has been used as a substitute for quinine. It has also been used to treat parasites, inflammation coughs, poison ivy, toothache, sprains and strains. On an interesting side note the inner bark is a great natural pesticide.


In Myth & Magick

The time surrounding the Vernal Equinox is and was important in the wheel of the Celtic year. Alder good for fairy magick and the leaves and twigs can be used in charms and talismans for protection. While dyes can be made from the bark, flowers and twigs to dye ritual robes. Red: Bark/ Green: Flowers/ Brown: twigs. Alder is associated with all four elements ( earth, air, water, fire) and is great for elemental magick. Flutes can be made from the wood and whistles from young alder shoots can be made to summon air elemental’s. The alder represents free will and liberty. In some places today it is still a crime to cut down this sacred tree. The person who is dumb enough to cut one down is seen as the cause of any trouble that happens in his neighborhood. The alder tree is also associated with courage and the evolution of spirit. This tree spirit can be called upon for help during disputes, where you need to see clearly to make the right decision or when you simply need to draw and bring forward you own inner strength.


 Born in the Month of Alder

People born in the month of Alder make excellent oracles, they can tell you like it is and manage to do it gently. However, alder people must remember not to abuse their power, and just like the tree itself they tend to mature slowly. Alders are powerful and make steadfast allies, they are trailblazers who set the pace for others to follow. If you are an alder person, just remember to slow down once in awhile and take a good look around you.

As a magickal name Alder works well for people who tend to be secretive and changeable or for those with fire signs. Choosing this name can bring out sensitivity in people who have trouble letting it show.


Other Correspondences:
Names: Tree of Fire

Deity: Bran, Proteus, Branwyn, Freya, Cailleach, Teutates and Ares

Animals: Snake,Fox, Hawk, Gull, Raven

Use in Spells for: Weather, Spiritual growth, Teaching, Banishing, Protection, Healing

 

Article Sources

dutchie.org
crystal-forest.com
Flower and Tree Magic, Richard Webster
Whispers from the Woods, Sandra Kynes

You Are the Window: Cat’s Angel Message for March 16, 2019 

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You Are the Window: Cat’s Angel Message for March 16, 2019 

March Theme: This month carries the energy of the Ascended Masters. We will be working to improve self love, inner peace and overall clarity. These things will help on the path to manifesting our dreams and goals.


Better keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you must see the world. – George Bernard Shaw


316:  Just like cleaning out our emotional and spiritual selves to make room we do the same when we clear things from our physical world. Both of these clearing activities help us to make room for new abundance and growth. Think of it as “Multi-Level Spring Cleaning”. Today the Ascended Masters are asking us to continue the “Let It Go” process by making room in our physical realm. Take things that you no longer need/want or that are no longer relevant to who you are now, and re-gift, sell or donate. Add to this a few positive thoughts regarding your material supply and know that you are being taken care of.


Archangel Uriel promotes our spiritual understanding. He helps us to get to know ourselves better so that we can embrace the letting go process more fully. 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 Solomon helps us to let go in a more efficient manner which makes the process is less stressful overall. And the Roman goddess Vesta who oversees hearth and home helps us to clear space (both in our physical home and our inner home) to make room for new things and teaches us the value of letting go of what we no longer need. ” If something does not make your heart sing put it where it belongs or set it free. This will clear your inner and outer sacred space. Then open the doors and invite the new blessings inside.”


Our Sacred Stone for today is Okenite which can be used to help clear away obstacles and teaches us that the universe is filled with unlimited possibilities when allow ourselves to face and adapt to change. It helps us to find our inner strength so that we can finish what we start and  Prehnite, which is used in Feng Shui, to help us let go of the physical things we no longer need.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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Cat’s Morning Bits for March 15, 2019

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for March 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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We like March, his shoes are purple,
He is new and high;
Makes he mud for dog and peddler,
Makes he forest dry.
-Emily Dickinson (1830-86)

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Spirit Library: Freedom

Blessed Being, your Freedom is a resonance that is attained and contained within. The paradox of containment and Freedom is the connection of the opposites that occurs within you. In the physical realm of limitation, you are provided a structure of experience and discovery that uncovers a hidden truth that resides within you

https://spiritlibrary.com/jamye-price/freedom

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The White Goddess: Ostara – Spring Equinox

Ostara: Spring Equinox (Ostara) – March 21st/22nd
Incense: Jasmine, Rose
Decorations: Yellow Disk or Wheel, Coloured Egg’s, Hare Decorations, Spring Flowers
Colours: Yellow
This marks the Spring Equinox. This is the Pagan “Easter” – or rather, this is the day that Christians borrowed to be their Easter. It is traditionally the day of equilibrium, neither harsh winter or the merciless summer, and is a time of childish wonder. Painted eggs, baskets of flowers and the like are generally used to decorate the house.

http://www.thewhitegoddess.co.uk/the_wheel_of_the_year/ostara_-_spring_equinox.asp

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Recipes for a Pagan Soul: Ostara

Food and drink of Ostara: Leafy green vegetables, dairy foods, nuts such as Pumpkin, sunflower, fresh fruits, eggs, honey and honey cakes, seeds, waffles, and milk

http://recipesforapagansoul.weebly.com/ostara-mar-20-23.html

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MNN: What’s that sound? 7 wildlife calls you might hear in your backyard
As their habitats give way to sprawling human developments, more and more animals are being forced into cities and suburbs.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/whats-that-sound-7-wildlife-calls-you-might-hear-in-your-backyard

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EarthSky News: Moon, Castor, Pollux, Procyon March 15 and 16

As darkness falls on March 15 and 16, 2019, let the waxing gibbous moon show you three bright stars. Look for the constellation Gemini’s two brightest stars, Castor and Pollux, to the north of the moon. They’re sometimes called the Gemini twins, even though they don’t look alike. Then look to the south of the moon for the bright star Procyon, also known as the Little Dog Star because it’s the brightest light in the constellation Canis Minor the Lesser Dog

https://earthsky.org/tonight/moon-south-of-gemini-stars

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Patheos-Pagan: The Seeds of Ostara – Divination and Manifestation

The Vernal Equinox, Ostara in the Pagan calendar, is just around the corner and this year is packing quite an astrological wallop. On Wednesday, March 20th, day and night will be equal lengths. As the sun shifts into the fiery sign of Aries, a full moon will also shine and enter the astrological sign of Libra shortly before the moon reaches peak brightness

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/naturessacredjourney/2019/03/seeds-ostara-divination-manifestation/

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Inner Journey: 

WHAT HEALS?

“Paradoxically, a group of humans becomes healing and converting only after its members have learned to stop trying to heal and convert. Community is a safe place precisely because no one is attempting to heal or convert you, to fix you, to change you. Instead, the members accept you as you are. You are free to be you. And being so free, you are free to discard defenses, masks, disguises; free to seek your own psychological and spiritual health; free to become your whole and holy self.”
— Scott Peck

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe 

OK go ahead and think of the one “thing” that still bugs you. You know, that one issue, challenge, or person who… arghhh, if only the load of it would lighten.

Come on, now. This won’t work if you don’t think of something.

Then repeat after me: “This is better than winning the lottery! What a gift! Because as I use it to understand why it affects me as it does, even though I remain literally cloaked in miracles, powerful beyond measure, and utterly free in this very moment to think and feel and manifest without limit, such new insights, perhaps more than any others I’ve gleaned from my entire life, will make me happier, healthier, and wealthier than I even knew I could hope to be. All because of this gift! Hallelujah! Lucky me! I’ll miss it when it’s gone… sort of.”
You really will –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe:  Healthier Egg Drop Soup

This delicious recipe has flavor and veggies to make it a little heartier than traditional egg drop soup

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Healthier-Egg-Drop-Soup.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
March 15, 2019 

Energy
“Energy is the power that drives every human being. It is not lost by exertion but maintained by it, for it is a faculty of the psyche.”

-Germaine Greer (1973)

Sometimes when we’re feeling down or tired, the best thing to pick us up is a brisk walk! A little exertion of energy gets the juices flowing – then we can think more clearly and make better decisions for ourselves. We need to strive for a balance between quiet and activity. Too much of either one gets us out of kilter.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: Colors That Will Cheer You Up

Alternative therapy can offer a breakthrough for people struggling depression. There is art therapy, animal therapy and storytelling therapy. There is an arm of therapy that is used to help people with depression that is often not talked about or perhaps never heard of–it’s called color psychology. Color psychology is the study of different hues and its impact on human behavior. Over the years, people are paying closer attention to how color can influence their mood.

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/

Conscious Appreciation: Cat’s Angel Message for March 15, 2019 

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Conscious Appreciation: Cat’s Angel Message for March 15, 2019 

March Theme: This month carries the energy of the Ascended Masters. We will be working to improve self love, inner peace and overall clarity. These things will help on the path to manifesting our dreams and goals.


True learning is not about facts, but about conscious appreciation of the experience of living. – Jonathan Lockwood Huie


315:  Ever so often it becomes necessary to release old outdated feelings/ emotions, thoughts and patterns. Every little bit we release helps us to initiate and create positive change. This clears the way so that we can receive new and wonderful things. Sometimes it feels like the universe has given us too much to handle and negativity rears its ugly head. This reaction is normal (don’t worry) just don’t allow yourself to get bogged down in it. Today the Ascended Masters are advising us to learn from our past mistakes and experiences. Look for the lessons in them, then let them go and move on using them as stepping stone to the next level. If you need help ask the masters for guidance, they will help!


Archangel Zadkiel teaches us that true compassion and healing lies in our ability to to forgive ourselves and others, and it’s an essential part of the letting go process. The Ascended Master Kuthumi helps us to navigate the distractions of everyday life. He encourages us to focus on what’s important right now and to set aside things we have no control over. And  the Hindu god Ganesh teaches us that our barriers are quite often self imposed. He tells us “Never be afraid to move forward or to let go of what no longer serves you or brings you joy.” While doing this may seem difficult or even impossible you effort will produce beneficial cleansing and healing.”


Our Sacred Stones for today include: Moss Agate which promotes new beginnings and helps us to release the blocks that are keeping us from moving forward and 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.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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Thought For The Day: March 15, 2019 “Moving Forward”

Happy Friday ,

We end our week with a simple reminder to keep looking ahead. While it’s OK to remember the past we need to be mindful not to get caught up in it. When we dwell in our past we become stuck in it and unable to move forward. The key lies in learning the lessons and taking that knowledge to create something better. use the words Change- Adapt- and Grow as your mantra of forward progress.

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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/