Cat’s Morning Bits for September 30, 2020

Cat’s Morning Bits for September 30, 2020

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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The grasses are light brown
and the ocean comes in
under the fleet from last night
which dozes now in the early morning.
-Joanne Kyger (1934-2017)

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September’s Events:

Sept 22 Autumn Equinox / Mabon

Sept 23 1st Qtr Moon 6:54 pm PST/ 7:54 pm MST/ 9:54 pm EST

Sept 30 Celtic Tree Month of Ivy begins

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October’s Full Hunter’s Moon
Oct 1: Full Blood Moon at 2:05 pm PST/ 3:05 pm MST/ 5:05 pm EST

The Old Farmer’s Almanac actually calls October’s moon the Hunter’s Moon, where pagan almanacs call it the Blood Moon, both are correct. The reference of the Hunter’s Moon is very similar to the Harvest Moon as work or in this case hunting could be done into the evening hours due to the brightness of the moon itself.

Read more…..

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The Witch of Wanderlust: Setting Up Your Altar || Witchcraft 101

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Spiritual Unite: SOUL CONTRACTS – HOW TO RELEASE THEM

Soul contracts are proof human beings have living associations with others.
They remind us that we’re spiritual beings and have come down on this planet to enlighten our souls with new love and bonds

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Gods and Goddesses of Death and the Underworld

Death is rarely so apparent than it as at Samhain. The skies have gone gray, the earth is brittle and cold, and the fields have been picked of the last crops. Winter looms on the horizon, and…

Read more…..

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MBG: The Aries Full Moon Is Here To Break Us Out Of Our Collective Rut

Set yourself to beast mode! On Thursday, October 1 (at 5:05 p.m. EDT), the 2020 Aries full moon, the first since the equinox, blazes into this assertive sign. Declare your intentions and make a game-changing move.

Read more….

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(This diy is for spring, but home blessings and purification can be done any time.)

Today’s DIY: The Green Witch:Purification and Home Blessing Shaker Jar Spell

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Elephant Journal: Holistic Health: Key Pillars That Can Shape Your Life

More people are embracing a philosophy of holistic wellness as a means of protecting their overall health for longer. If you’re unfamiliar with this type of lifestyle and want to learn more, it’s essential to start with the basics. Here’s a brief look at the basics of holistic living.

Read more….

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Treehugger: Why Butterflies Need Shade
Offering a diverse habitat protects pollinators from climate change.

Nearly every day there is a new study or headline about yet another species affected by climate change. As temperatures rise, animals change everything from their habitats to their migration patterns, trying to cope with the new weather

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Watch for Mars and the full Harvest Moon

Depending on where you live worldwide, the first of two October 2020 full moons will fall on October 1 or 2, 2020. For the Northern Hemisphere, this full moon counts as our Harvest Moon (full moon nearest the September equinox) and the first full moon of the autumn season.

Read more……

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Patheos-Pagan: Animal Spirit Guides

Animal spirit guides are those animals that you have had an affinity for or have seemed to have walked with you for a very long period of time. They may have walked with you for many lifetimes, many years or just have recently came into focus as you have had need of them.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: The Willow Maid – Erutan (katethegreat19)

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Inner Journey: MAKING A DIFFERENCE

“The spiritual life is a call to action. But it is a call to … action without any selfish attachment to the results.”
— Eknath Easwaran

Many of us feel deeply that we want to make a difference — we want our lives to mean something in the bigger scheme of life. While this is a noble motive, we might want to explore what lies at its root.

Does the drive to make a difference arise from ego’s need to feel worthy? If my ego is not convinced that I matter, I may want visible proof that I do by making some kind of impact on life.

Soul doesn’t need proof that it’s worthy. Soul thrives in being awake and connected. Perhaps if we let go of the pressure we feel from our ego’s need to be recognized, we will be more open and able to simply live soulfully. And by doing that, we WILL make a difference!

“A person’s worth is contingent upon who he is, not upon what he does, or how much he has. The worth of a person, or a thing, or an idea, is in being, not in doing, not in having.”
— Alice Mary Hilton

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

It’s never, ever too late to give thanks in advance for the help you stand in need of, as if you’ve already received it.

Because you just wouldn’t believe how much I can accomplish in no time at all, literally.

Thanks for listening,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Stop Roasting Your Pumpkin Seeds & Try This Instead

Pumpkin picking, and the subsequent pumpkin carving, are an iconic part of fall for many people, and with the pumpkin carving comes that experience of scooping out the pumpkin seeds. Sure, lots of people clean and toast their seeds to use in salads or as a snack, but here’s an alternative. Grab your air fryer—if you have one—for a quick and easy update on roasted pumpkin seeds.

Read more…..

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Magical Correspondences for Wednesday

Magickal Intentions: Communication, Divination, Writing, Knowledge, Business Transactions, Debt, Fear, Loss, Travel and Money Matters

Element: Air

Incense: Jasmine, Lavender, Sweet Pea
Planets: Mercury and Chiron (though this is a moon of Pluto)
Star Sign: Virgo
Angel: Raphael
Power Colors: Orange, Light Blue, Grey, Yellow and Violet
Herbs & Plants: Fern, Lavender, Hazel, Cherry, Periwinkle
Sacred Stones: Aventurine, Bloodstone, Hematite, Moss Agate and Sodalite
Oil: (Mercury) Benzoin, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, Lavender

Deities include Athena, Hermes, Lugh, Mercury, Odin

Wednesday is ruled by Mercury. Wednesday’s vibration adds power to spell work involving inspiration, communication, writers, poets, the written and spoken word, and all matters of study, learning, and teaching. This day also provides a good time to begin efforts involving self-improvement or understanding.

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Daily Wisdom
September 30, 2020

Self-Awareness
“When you affirm your own rightness in the universe, then you cooperate with others easily and automatically as part of your own nature. You, being yourself, help others be themselves.”

-Jane Roberts


We are all connected. We are all living examples for each other. When we are being ourselves, feeling natural and at ease, people can’t help but respond in kind. It’s beautiful to have this open, honest communication. Being self-aware helps us to relax and be ourselves. We know that when we do that we are happiest, and that we also get the best response from others.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Emperor

You command a lot of attention today and you may be surprised by some of the people who want to be with you. If not normally popular, today could be a bit over the top. You could be surprised by some of the requests and favors that come your way. People perceive you as powerful, so you may as well play the part, within reason.

astrology.com

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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/

Cat’s Morning Bits for June 14, 2019

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for June 14, 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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O dwellers in the stately towns,
What come ye out to see?
This common earth, this common sky,
This water flowing free?
-John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-92)

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Spiritual Unite: Monkey Spirit Animal Meaning – Allow Yourself To Play

Your monkey spirit animal appears when you need a little more energy in your life.
The inquisitiveness, sociability and childlike nature of the monkey spirit animal hold much guidance for you at this moment in your life.

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/monkey-spirit-animal-meaning-allow-yourself-to-play/

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ThoughtCo: Water Folklore and Legends
A Feminine Energy Connected With Aspects of the Goddess

Each of the four cardinal elements – earth, air, fire, and water – can be incorporated into magical practice and ritual. Depending on your needs and intent, you may find yourself drawn to one of these elements more so that the others.

https://www.learnreligions.com/water-element-folklore-and-legends-2561689

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MBG: This Much Time In Nature Boosts Mental & Physical Health, Finds Study

In recent years, science has made it clear: Humans need exposure to vast green spaces, to feel their toes in the grass, and to breath in fresh woodland air from time to time. Around the globe, there’s mounting research to support the idea that exposure to nature improves both physical and mental health—and it goes well beyond a momentary mood boost.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/this-much-time-in-nature-boosts-mental-and-physical-health-finds-study

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Herbal Muse: Essential Oils for a Summer First Aid Kit

Summer is here, which means that most of us will do at least a little bit of traveling. There’s nothing like being away from home and having some sort of an illness or wound, only to realize you don’t have natural remedies with you that you need. It’s a good idea to put together a traveling kit with first aid essential oils for such times.

https://theherbalacademy.com/first-aid-essential-oils-summer-travel-kit/?ap_id=herbalmuse

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Elephant Journal: June 17th Full Moon in Sagittarius: Make Wild Love & Manifest Abundance.

This full moon brings clarity and focus to deliver our gifts and intentions to the universe.
Use this time to delve into your deepest self, uncovering your own mystery and seeking a deeper knowledge about your life path.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/06/june-17th-full-moon-in-sagittarius-make-wild-love-manifest-abundance-monika-carless/

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MNN: It’s never too late to reinvent yourself
How architect Le Corbusier, a 13th-century abbey and a busload of tourists taught me some lessons.

In 1953, the architect Le Corbusier was working on the design of La Tourette, a convent for the Dominican friars. His client, Père Marie-Alain Couturier, recommended that the architect visit Le Thoronet Abbey, built in the 12th and 13th centuries in southeast France. Le Corbusier was impressed; Architect Susan Jones quotes him:

https://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/eco-tourism/blogs/its-never-too-late-reinvent-yourself-le-corbusier

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EarthSky News: Strawberry Moon and Jupiter from dusk to dawn

On both June 16 and 17, 2019, the moon will appear full to the eye as it shines close to the king planet Jupiter all night long. The crest of the moon’s full phase comes at a specific instant, though – the instant the moon and sun are most opposite each other on our sky’s dome for this month

https://earthsky.org/tonight/strawberry-moon-jupiter-from-dusk-till-dawn

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Patheos-Pagan: A Sand Dollar Spell for Prosperity
I adore working magic on the sea shore. I have had the pleasure of being able to practice on the sacred shores of Okinawa Japan, in the mysterious ancient energy of the Chesapeake bay, the calming serene energy of the Atlantic ocean, and all the way across to the cold Pacific! This is a pretty simple spell but it can be quite powerful, especially for someone deeply connected to the salty waters

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/waterwitch/2018/01/sand-dollar-spell-prosperity.html

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Inner Journey:

WHAT IS YOUR BODY SAYING?

“Many people treat their bodies as if they were rented from Hertz — something they are using to get around in but nothing they genuinely care about understanding.”
— Chungliang Al Huang

“As we explore the extraordinary interplay of energies between the many aspects of our personality — our needs, unconscious reactions, repressed emotions, aspirations and fears — with the functioning of our physicalsystem and its capacity to maintainm itself, we soon realise how very wise the body is. With its intricately detailed systems and operations it portrays infinite intelligence and compassion, constantly giving us the means to understand ourselves further, toconfront issues we are not looking at, and to go beyond that which is holding us back.”
— Deb Shapiro

Scan your body with your awareness. Are you experiencing any aches and pains? Any stiffness?

What might your body be trying to tell you about how you are living your life?

“Your body is the ground and metaphor of your life, the expression of your existence. It is your Bible, your encyclopedia, your life story. Everything that happens to you is stored and reflected in your body. In the marriageof flesh and spirit divorce is impossible.”
— Gabrielle Roth

“What is always speaking silently is the body.”
— Norman Brown

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Sometimes on a day during which nothing seems to happen everything gets way better.

You just need a little more time to see the manifestation.

I go to work,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Basil Salad Dressing

A delicious vinaigrette dressing that may easily become a family or personal favorite.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Basil-Salad-Dressing-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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Beliefnet: Multifaith Prayers for Animals
Animal blessings, prayers for sick or deceased pets, and a covenant liturgy for animal guardians

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/

Cat’s Morning Bits for October 18, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for October 18, 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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“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.”
-L.M. Montgomery (1874-1942)

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Daily Good: Ten True Things About Gratefulness

Gratefulness is a deceptively simple practice that has the potential to change your life and those around you. “The benefits of gratitude range from deeper sleep and better health to higher self-esteem and enhanced stress resilience. Gratitude has also been shown to enhance our relationships. And, if that’s not enough, gratitude makes us happier.” And happiness spreads. Here, an ode to the practice in the form of ten truths, from Gratefulness.org.

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2112/ten-true-things-about-gratefulness-kripalu-center-for-yoga-and-health/

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Tetraktys: Five Samhain Spirit Animals You Need to Work With

A spirit animal is a spirit guide that has taken the form of an animal. Spirit guides can be seen from different points of view. Some people see them as distinct entities, or spirits, that come from other planes of existence. Others view spirit guides as reflections of their own psyche or parts of their unconscious.

https://www.thetetraktys.com/2018/five-spirit-animals-you-need-work-samhain/

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MNN: 13 odd facts about Edgar Allan Poe 

Upon the mysterious death of America’s master of mystery and the macabre, the literary rival of Edgar Allan Poe wrote a scathing obituary and biography of the author. However, much of what was written by Poe’s foe, Rufus Griswold, was untrue. Vengeful over things Poe had written about Griswold, the latter’s postmortem portrait of Poe painted him as a womanizing madman, drug-addled and bereft of both morals and friends.

https://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/stories/13-odd-facts-about-edgar-allan-poe

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EarthSky News: Whale songs evolve, but calls persist for generations

Humpback whales have ever-changing and evolving songs. But a new study of whales in Alaska shows their repertoire of calls – including growls, trumpets, and ahoogas – remains more stable. Why?

http://earthsky.org/earth/whale-calls-remain-stable-across-generations

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Patheos-Pagan: Calling out to the Dead

I call out to the dead and the dead call out to me.
There was a time when I was walking down the hall and I smelled her perfume. And I didn’t know what to do. So I stood there, patiently. As though she might round the corner to say hello. I closed my eyes and waited. The smell lingered. The scent was unmistakable.
Jasmine.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/chargedbythegoddess/2018/10/calling-out-to-the-dead/

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Inner Journey: 

STAR CONNECTIONS

“The interchangeability of matter and spirit means the starlit magic of the outermost life of our universe becomes the soul-light magic of the innermost life of our self. The energy of the stars becomes us. We become the energy of the stars. Stardust and spirit unite and we begin: One with the universe. Whole and holy.”
— Dennis J. Kucinich

Ponder the spectre of yourself as one human being in the over six billion people on Earth. See Earth as one tiny planet in a galaxy of billions of stars, and that galaxy as just one of billions of galaxies in our expanding universe. We are so minute as to be nonexistent. And yet, we have the power to visualize, to imagine the entirety of the cosmos.

In your journal, write about the paradox of being both microscopic and immense.

“I think we would be able to live in this world more peaceably if our spirituality were to come from looking not just into infinity but very closely at the world around us — and appreciating its depth and divinity.”
— Thomas Moore

“I would rather live in a world where my life is surrounded by mystery than live in a world so small that my mind could comprehend it.”
— Harry Emerson Fosdick

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Quick! What’s the shortest distance between have and have not?

Right!!! What distance?

You’re there,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Butternut Squash with Macintosh Apples

I just love winter squash. I like it a bit sweet, but do not like having to sweeten it with so much sugar. I thought maybe I could cook apples with it and sweeten it naturally. This is so good, you will love it and you will have the kids eating their veggies like never before!

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Butternut-Squash-with-Macintosh-Apples.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
October 18, 2018

Life

“I slept and dreamt that life was joy.
I awoke and saw that life was duty.
I acted and behold, duty was joy.”

-Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941)

There’s no doubt that life can be hard. And yet life is poetic. What we learn in our time here is beautiful. All that we really take with us is the wisdom we garner. Life is full of joy. We were blessed, against all odds, to be here, in this time and place, in this particular circumstance. It is our duty to live this life and to get all that we can from the experience.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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MBG: Do We Even Know What The Word ‘Happiness’ Means Anymore?

For most of my life, I was guilty of chasing happiness too. But after about five years doing a deep dive into some of this literature on happiness, I realized that our culture’s gold standard definition of “happy” doesn’t match up to the history and research.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/why-you-should-chase-satisfaction-not-happiness

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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/