Thought For The Day: July 30, 2020 “Share a Smile”

Happy Thursday,

With people wearing masks sometimes a smile is hard to detect. Masks make things impersonal and sterile. However, we can still share a smile with others. We can smile with our eyes and with our tone of voice. Today make a conscious effort to share happiness with those you meet. These times are hard on everyone and a little friendly energy makes a wonderful gift!

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Cat’s Morning Bits for July 8, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for July 8, 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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Ten o’clock: the broken moon
Hangs not yet a half hour high,
Yellow as a shield of brass,
In the dewy air of June,
Poised between the vaulted sky
And the ocean’s liquid glass.
-Emma Lazarus (1849-87)

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** Mercury Retrograde from June 18- July 12

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July Events & Holidays

July 1 Canada Day

July 4 Independence Day

July 4 Full “Buck Moon” at 9:44 pm PST / 10:44 pm MST

July 5 Full “Buck Moon” at 12:44 am EST

July 8 Celtic Tree Month of Holly begins

July 12 Mercury goes direct

July 20 New Moon at 10:32 am PST/ 11:32 am MST/ 1:32pm EST

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Spirit Library: Light & Shadows (a message from Kate Spreckley)

The Full Moon Lunar Eclipse over the weekend has brought a different kind of intensity to the incoming energies of this time. Our capacity to change and adjust to the new circumstances in our world is being tested.

Read more….

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Mulling over Mullein | Benefits and Uses with Yarrow Willard (Herbal Jedi)

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ThoughtCo: Recipes for the Lammas Sabbat

Lammas, or Lughnasadh, is the time of year when the gardens are in full bloom. From root vegetables to fresh herbs, so much of what you need is right there in your own back yard or at the local farmer’s market. Let’s take advantage of the gifts of the garden, and cook up a feast to celebrate the first harvest at Lammas.

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MBG: The Real Reason We Judge Others Without Knowing It + How To Exit The Cycle

It’s no secret that judgment is deeply embedded in us as human beings. Think about it: We judge ourselves—our thoughts, appearances, and feelings (and then we judge ourselves for having those feelings). We judge others—their decisions, experiences, and backgrounds. We’re constantly analyzing and criticizing every action to make sense of the world.

Read more…..

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Spell for an Upcoming Difficult Conversation || Spellwork

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Today’s DIY: Learn how to make incense

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Elephant Journal: 3 Ways to Practice Real Happiness (& Stop being Miserable A-holes).

Are you happy?
It’s a question that is rarely asked. Maybe because we are all too scared of how we would answer it.

A psychologist and professor at the University of California, Sonja Lyubomirsky, researched happiness extensively and came up with a famous formula. It argued that 50% of our happiness was dependent on genetics.

Read more….

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Treehugger: Dreamlike Abandoned Settings Being Reclaimed by Nature

There’s a strange and undeniable draw towards abandoned places. Ghost towns, forsaken movie palaces, swank shipwrecks, crumbling castles and the like all lure in adventurers with their promise of poignancy and a special brand of voyeurism.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Vega and its constellation Lyra

Tonight, look eastward during the evening hours, and it’s hard to miss the season’s signature star formation, called the Summer Triangle. Its stars – Vega, Deneb and Altair – are the first three to light up the eastern half of sky after sunset, and their bright and sparkling radiance is even visible from light-polluted cities or on a moonlit night.

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Patheos-Pagan: Tarot: History, Practice, Spiritual Art

Not long ago, a meme shared in our 3Paac Facebook group put forth the idea that the Tarot is a “closed practice.” An assumption that in my experience is false. Divination is ancient.

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Pagan Playlist: Peia “Machi” from Four Great Winds

This song speaks of healing power and medicine of Woman, the Moon and the Earth Herself. “Machi” is a word that comes from the Mapuche people of Chile and Argentina. A Machi is a medicine woman and sometimes also refers to a medicine man.

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Inner Journey:

WE PROJECT OUR STRENGTHS

“Any situation that you find yourself in, is an outward reflection of your inner state of beingness.”
— El Morya

We have discussed that OUR WORLD MIRRORS WHO WE ARE BACK TO US. When we get upset by something outside of us, our reaction shows us that we have an inner wound to be healed.

Just as we can be unconscious of our wounds, we can also be unconscious of our strengths. If you are really drawn to the positive qualities in another person, you are being invited to own those same qualities in yourself.

“The people we are in relationship with are always a mirror, reflecting our own beliefs, and simultaneously we are mirrors reflecting their beliefs. So relationship is one of the most powerful tools for growth… if we look honestly at our relationships we can see so much about how we have created them.”
— Shakti Gawain

“Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.”
— Henry Ward Beecher

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A Note from the Universe

Do you have any idea how thoroughly, utterly, and completely I want the very things you now want?

Well, let’s just say that after visualizing, and expecting, and acting with faith, then came you.

We’re in this together.

Banzai –

The Universe

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Today’s Recipe: Make Ice Cream in 5 Minutes With 1 Ingredient

Did you know that all you need to have sweet, thick, creamy ice cream in five minutes is a blender and a single ingredient? Frozen bananas.

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Magical Correspondences for Wednesday

Wednesday (masculine)

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
July 8, 2020 

Promises
“Don’t ever promise more than you can deliver, but always deliver more than you promise.”

-Lou Holtz, 1993

 
This is good advice for business, athletics, school, for just about every area of our lives! It’s always good to give our “all” to a project, to do our best, to go that “extra mile” to make it work. When we do that, it shows, and we feel good about our accomplishments.

-Lissa Coffey

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Daily Tarot: The Star

You can make today memorable purely by the strength of your unfailing hope for all things to work out for the best. No matter how muddled the events of the day, how confused or how many mixed messages people give you, especially at work, your innate hopeful spirit will cut through most of the mist and give you good results. Look forward to many satisfying encounters, however little or much gets done.

 

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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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Thought For The Day: July 8, 2020 “The Choice Is Yours”

Happy Wednesday,

Happiness is a choice and a state of mind. We don’t need a reason or an excuse to be happy and we don’t need to rely on others to make us happy either. The key lies in learning not to take everything personally. Remember that the negativity of others is rarely ABOUT you it’s the fact that they have “stuff” going on in their lives and quite often misery loves company. Don’t let others drown your spark of happiness.

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Count Nothing: Cat’s Angel Message for July 6, 2020

 

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Count Nothing: Cat’s Angel Message for July 6, 2020

July’s Theme: Pay attention to your path. You will be receiving important guidance this month so get ready to receive. If something compels you to take action this is the time to go for it!


To live a pure unselfish life, one must count nothing as one’s own in the midst of abundance. – The Buddha


76:  Maintaining our balance is one of the essential keys to navigating our path. Today we are being asked to perform a balance check today in two areas: giving / receiving and spiritual / material. There are times when we get so preoccupied in either (or both) areas and we become distracted. The balance between giving and receiving requires that we allow ourselves to receive and at the same time acknowledge the blessings that come to us. The balance between spiritual and material is equally important. By acknowledging the richness of our own spiritual nature material “things” lose their importance. They become nice to have but they no longer rule our lives. Achieving and maintaining balance in these areas is one of the keys to good spiritual health and overall happiness. Remember, that if our scales are tipped one way or the other it zaps our energy levels and our ability to focus. The Angels are reminding us today that  “When things are balanced your journey and the flow of life is easier. It allows you to be grounded and more at peace.”


Today’s Spirit Helpers include:

 

Archangel Raphael teaches us that it is through our spiritual journey that we can heal our selves and our lives and therefore regain our self-confidence and faith. He helps to clear the way so that we can achieve balance by removing the blocks associated with giving and receiving by promoting flexibility in thinking and attitude.

 

The Ascended Master Buddha is called the Enlightened or Awakened One. During his life, he lived as both prince and ascetic. When he achieved true enlightenment he came to realize that the key to happy living required moderation and balance in all things. This includes the important balance between giving and receiving. When we are balanced we find that inner peace is ours. Meditate with him today and share his gentle energy.

 

The Roman Goddess Vesta who oversees hearth and home. She 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 Stones for today include:

Desert Rose (Selenite). These beautiful stone “flowers” help to increase our understanding of our own personal value in the universal plan. It dissolves outdated self-imposed programming and helps us to replace it with new ideas and self-perspective.

 

Rose Quartz brings us inner peace and harmony which is essential to increasing our faith and promoting self-love which is key to positive self-expression and empowerment. It helps to promote the softer, more loving view that we need to embrace gratitude.

 

Zincite helps to remove energy blocks which gets our life force flowing, which aids our manifestation process. It also restores our energy when it becomes depleted by giving away too much of ourselves to others.


Blessings for a magickal day! Cat


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Thought For The Day: June 25, 2020 “You Have The Power”

Happy Thursday,

Bringing joy to someones can be the easiest part of our day. The truth is that making someone happy doesn’t usually require doing something big. Small acts of kindness or courtesies reap the biggest rewards. A touch, a smile, a text, a kind word, a hug, being an active listener, a favor, small things. Remember that small things often create the biggest and longest-lasting changes.

 

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Thought For The Day: June 4, 2020 “A Little Help”

Happy Thursday,

Being able to help others is a wonderful thing. It helps them and it also helps us. If we are feeling down quite often this simple act can make us feel better. It lifts our spirits as it brings happiness, satisfaction, and even joy. Remember that helping someone doesn’t mean you have to do something BIG and the smallest things often much more important. Kindness is the key to peace and happiness.

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Cat’s Morning Bits for April 21, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for April 21, 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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April Events & Holidays

April 22 Earth Day

April 22 New Moon at 7:25 pm PST/ 8:25 pm MST/ 10:25 pm EST

April 23 Ramadan

April 24 Arbor Day

April 30 Walprgis Night

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Again the blackbirds sing; the streams
Wake, laughing, from their winter dreams,
And tremble in the April showers
The tassels of the maple flowers.
-John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-92)

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Spirit Library: Manifest Miracles (a message from Kate Spreckley)

It has been an intense time with many sudden changes, transformations and awakenings. The world is in a phase of breakdown as the old destructive patterns fail and disintegrate.

Read more…

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Patheos Pagan: Spiritually Surviving in the Time of CoronaVirus

When I am scared, triggered, depressed or anxious it’s really hard for me to maintain spiritual practice. Ironically, that is typically the time I need my practice the most. With many of us being on home isolation, you might be feeling the pressure to “accomplish” something.

Read more…

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ThoughtCo: Crafts for the Beltane Sabbat

If you’re holding any kind of Beltane celebration at all, it’s all about the flowers! Be sure to jazz up your festivities with a crown of flowers—it looks beautiful on any woman, and really brings out the goddess within

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MBG: DIY Plant Remedies For Every Room In Your Home, From An Herbalist

It’s safe to say that things are difficult right now, and it’s natural to feel ungrounded, anxious, and distracted. As an herbalist, I believe that one of the best ways to rediscover a sense of comfort and grounding is to prioritize our connection to nature. Anyone who’s ever taken a walk through the woods or sniffed a fragrant bouquet can probably agree.

Read more…

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Daily Dream Meaning: Writing

1. Dreams of writing letters can mean the need to get in touch with people whom you haven’t spoken with in awhile.
2. Dreams of writing novels, plays or stories indicate that there is a creative streak in you that needs an outlet. Many great authors have received inspiration from their dreams.
3. To dream of writing and not knowing what you’re writing is a warning that you may be inadvertently communicating messages to others that they are misinterpreting in an insulting way.

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Daily Good: Three Methods for Working with Chaos

“Times of chaos and challenge can be the most spiritually powerful… if we are brave enough to rest in their space of uncertainty. Pema Chodron describes three ways to use our problems as the path to awakening and joy: go to the places that scare you, use poison as medicine, and regard what arises as awakened energy.”{ read more }

Be The Change

What are your methods for working with chaos? Which of the approaches in the article, if any, resonates most deeply for you. Which one, if any do you feel called to experiment with? For more inspiration, check out this passage on “Cool Loneliness” by Pema Chodron.{ more }

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Today’s DIY: Magick Chamomile Sweet Rolls || Anti-Anxiety Spell

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Elephant Journal: A Healing Meditation for the Lonely & Isolated.

I know sometimes you feel totally alone in vast, dark world.
I know you feel isolated sometimes.

I know it may seem that everyone out there has more happiness or gifts or love coming to them than you.

Read more….

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MNN:  Lyrid meteor shower to peak around Earth Day
The debris left by Comet Thatcher isn’t as spectacular as other meteor showers, but the moon will make viewing much easier this year.

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EarthSky News: Find Hercules between 2 bright stars

Tonight, try locating one of the coolest constellations up there. The constellation Hercules the Kneeling Giant can be seen ascending in the east-northeast on these Northern Hemisphere spring evenings. You can find Hercules between two brilliant stars: Arcturus and Vega.

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Patheos-Pagan: Is Your Spiritual Practice Serving You?

Last week I dreamt that my grandfather’s spirit was housed in a body that was basket-woven out of branches. We were walking in the woods together when the area over his heart split open. I knelt over him, trying to stitch it up, thoroughly distraught.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Scarborough Fair – Nox Arcana

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Inner Journey:

Discover the treasures inside

“Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.”
— Denis Waitley

Peace, joy, health and well-being can only be found inside us. They exist within us now, as our essential nature, waiting for us to call on them.

No matter what our income, body shape or situation in life, each of us holds the power to take the inner journey to find our treasures within. This is what makes the inner journey so exciting!

“When we cannot find contentment in ourselves, it is useless to seek it elsewhere.”
— Francois De La Rochefoucauld

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A Note from the Universe

Those feelings you most want aren’t going to come from somewhere new, someone special, or something wonderful.

They’re going to come from within, where they now wait for your permission to be released – often in terms of somewhere new, someone special, or something wonderful.

Permission granted,

The Universe

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Today’s Recipe: Pantry Chicken Casserole

“Using pantry items plus a couple of fresh items, you can create a cheesy, comforting casserole your whole family will love. Though it does include RO*TEL® and a can of mild green chile peppers, it’s not spicy, but if you like the heat, choose hot RO*TEL® and peppers.

Read more…

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Magical Correspondences for Tuesday

Magickal Intentions: Courage, Physical Strength, Revenge, Military Honors, Surgery and the Breaking of Negative Spells, Matrimony, War, Enemies, Prison, Vitality and, Assertiveness
Incense: Dragon’s Blood, Patchouli
Planet: Mars
Sign: Aries and Scorpio
Angel: Samuel
Colors: Red and Orange
Herbs/Plants: Red Rose, Cock’s Comb, Pine, Daisy, Thyme and Pepper
Stones: Carnelian, Bloodstone, Ruby, Garnet and, Pink Tourmaline
Oil: (Mars) Basil, Coriander, Ginger
Mars rules Tuesday. The energies of this day best harmonize with efforts of masculine vibration, such as conflict, physical endurance and strength, lust, hunting, sports, and all types of competition. Use them, too, for rituals involving surgical procedures or political ventures.

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Daily Wisdom
April 21, 2020
Future
“The future belongs to those who fuse intelligence with faith, and who with courage and determination grope their way forward from chance to choice, from blind adaptation to creative evolution.”

-Charles E. Merriam (1876-1953)
Our present was at one time our future. We got here because of the choices we made. As we continue to learn and grow, we are better equipped to make the kinds of choices that bring us to the future we envision for ourselves

-Lissa Coffey

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Daily Tarot: The Judgement

Judgement day has come. You may have been dreading this day because of what would be exposed, or you may be glad because you can finally say, “I told you so.” Either way, you’ve come through a time of change, and the result has been rebirth. Now that you’re feeling liberated, there’s no stopping you. Keep going until you reach your goal, whatever it may be.

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily posts 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)
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Thought For The Day: April 14, 2020 “Just Believe’

Happy Tuesday,

Our quote today asks us to just believe and have faith. The things we believe in shape who we are. They bring us strength and happiness. They help us to grow and create our lives. Even in the darkest times, our beliefs bring us strength, courage, and happiness. They also bring us the peace and hope that we need right now. Dust off your beliefs and bring them out into the light!

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Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com
Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
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Thought For The Day: April 2, 2020 “It’s An Art Form”

Happy Thursday,

Happiness seems to be in short supply right now. Or is it? The truth is that happiness is always within our grasp. Even now when the world has been turned upside down there is still happiness to be found in the small and common things. The ability to see these things really is an art form. Try looking for that one good thing in your day. There is always at least one thing that brought you joy. Maybe it’s your morning coffee. Or making cookies with your child, seeing the first spring flowers bloom or even hugging your cat. You can do this!

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Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
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Thought For The Day: March 27, 2020 “Creativity”

Happy Friday,

Friday is always a good day to start thinking about a creative project. We all have a creative side …… yes even YOU! Draw something, paint something, fix something, or write something. You can create a masterpiece even if no one sees it but you. Our creativity is kind of like meditation. It focuses the mind, promotes relaxation and boosts those happy endorphins. So have some fun today and let your creative side come out and play.

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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/