Cat’s Morning Bits for March 13, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for March 13, 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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May you have warm words on a cold evening, a full Moon on a dark night, and the road downhill all the way to your door.
-Irish blessing
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Spirit Library: Integrating (a message from Kate Spreckley)

We are being pushed, prodded, challenged and driven to move beyond our past history and detach from our old patterns, beliefs and attitudes. We are being called to take responsibility for the imbalances in our life, our environment and in our world. As a result, we may be thrown out of balance momentarily so that we may realign, reconstruct and rebuild our lives in ways that are more supportive, responsible and sustainable.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: A Year of Pagan Sabbat Rituals
Samhain to Ostara

As the Wheel of the Year turns and the eight NeoPagan Sabbats pass by, many people like to celebrate with special ceremonies and rituals. Learn about the different Sabbats, what they mean, and how you can celebrate with your group or as a solitary practitioner.

Read more…..

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MBG: What Animal Best Represents You? This Quiz Can Help You Find Out

In the Native American tradition, spirit animals are a sacred type of spiritual guide. To pay homage to this idea (without appropriating indigenous practice), it can be valuable to think of the animal(s) that represent your current situation—your tendencies, strengths, and what you have yet to learn.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/spirit-animal-quiz

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Daily Dream Meaning: Love

1. If the dream involves happiness in love, then happiness and contentment lie ahead. Dreaming of being happily in love augurs health and happiness through adjusting to your present circumstances. If you’re dreaming of a present lover, the dream has less significance than otherwise, though it still portends a wonderful life ahead.
2. If the dream involves an illicit or forbidden love, the dreamer is hiding things – perhaps even from herself. Illicit love, such as having an affair with someone who’s married, is a warning that you should not get greedy, and should be more realistic in what you want from life.
3. If the dream is of observing the love between two other people, this portends the consummation of some of the dreamer’s own hopes and wishes.
4. If the dream involves choosing between two rival lovers, the dreamer faces a difficult choice.
5. Dreaming of being in love with a movie star, rock star, politician, sports figure or other famous person implies being in love with someone who is out of reach. It could also imply that you desire something that this person suggests to you – glamour, talent, skill, and so forth – and so you need to discern exactly what the desired factor is. Next look to other symbols in the dream to see whether it is attainable, and if so, how to attain it.
6. To dream of being betrayed by a lover, no matter who that lover is, implies that someone out there does not have your best interests at heart, and caution in dealing with others is definitely called for.
7. Dreaming of watching others making love is a sign of forthcoming success in all enterprises.
Astrological parallel: Venus.
Tarot parallel: The Lovers.

astrology.com

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Pioneer Thinking: Honey and The Honeymoon

Did you know that the word honeymoon traces its roots back to ancient times? In some cultures, mead (a drink made with honey) was given to newlyweds during their first month of marriage to increase fertility.

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Today’s DIY: Sea shell candle stand

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MNN: These award-winning photos capture the drama of nature
See the winners of the International Garden Photographer of the Year contest.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Use Big Dipper to locate Hunting Dogs

Tonight, or any March evening, look for the Big Dipper in the northeast sky. This star pattern – one of the most noticeable from Northern Hemisphere locations – is part of the constellation Ursa Major, the Great Bear

Read more…..

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Patheos-Pagan: Elderberry Booster Brew as Anti-Viral Defensive Magick

A most important herbal defense against viruses comes from the Elderberry, Sambucus Nigra. This is the fruit of the Black Elder tree native to North America, Europe and Western Asia. The Elder tree is considered a sacred tree of the Goddess, and in the Rede of the Wicca poem

Read more

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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

There are only miracles and to one degree or another they all soothe, pamper, and enrich. However, to avoid blowing too many minds at once, some are disguised as unpleasant surprises, botched circumstances, and twisted acquaintances that can rarely be seen for who or what they truly are until the pendulum has fully swung.

Yes… don’t I think of everything?

Duck!

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Spanish Garlic Toast

“When we lived in Barcelona we used to eat this all the time. Warning! Everyone has to eat this. If you don’t the garlic smell will drive you out of the room

Read more….

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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 13, 2020 

Animals
“The behavior of men to the lower animals, and their behavior to each other, bear a constant relationship.”

-Herbert Spencer (1820-1903)
This is sure something to think about. Maybe when we learn to respect and appreciate other animals, we can more readily respect and appreciate our fellow human being. Maybe it’s as simple as following the Golden Rule when it comes to animals – to treat them as we would want to be treated if the hierarchy were reversed. Maybe then we wouldn’t have “Mad Cow” disease, or furs as a status symbol, or hunting for sport.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Moon

The Moon guides your emotions and subconscious, and the appearance of this card shows that you are ready to trust yourself and overcome your romantic fears today. What are you most afraid of? Put your imagination and creative talents to work in order to come up with productive solutions to your problems. Pay attention to dream imagery (sleeping and daydreaming) and what your subconscious is trying to communicate.

astrology.com

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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)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/

Cat’s Morning Bits for March 19, 2019

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for March 19, 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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In come the March winds,
They blow and blow,
They sweep up the brown leaves
That green ones may grow.

-George Washington Wright Houghton (1850-91)

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Spirit Library: Unconditional Happiness

In the most fundamental ways, this precious planet we call home provides the sustenance, resources and opportunity, for us to live extraordinary lives of infinite potential. We are gifted with imagination and willpower to mold our thoughts and feelings into beautiful expressions filled with love, joy and inspired manifestations that expand the very essence of creation itself.

https://spiritlibrary.com/the-love-foundation/unconditional-happiness

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Daily Good: The Naked Voice: Transforming Life through the Power of Sound

“Your voice is as unique as your twelve-stranded DNA. However, many don’t know how to access it. Our schools and social conditioning don’t offer many clues. Yet the human voice is everyone’s birthright. It is a universal given, a bridge between the worlds, the soul’s messenger, a gift of spirit capable of inspiring evolutionary shifts in consciousness. Your authentic singing voice is the muscle and mouthpiece of your soul. As unique as your fingerprint and DNA, your soul has a melody, a rhythm, and a resonance that is yours alone.

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2242/the-naked-voice-transforming-life-through-the-power-of-sound-chloe-goodchild/

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Pioneer Thinking: Honey Color and Flavor

Honey is produced in every state, but depending on floral source location, certain types of honey are produced only in a few regions. Honey is also produced in most countries of the world. Following is a look at some of the most common U.S. honey floral varieties.

https://pioneerthinking.com/honey-color-and-flavor

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MNN: Kenya’s ‘Elephant Queen’ immortalized in remarkable photographs

The moment British wildlife photographer Will Burrard-Lucas first encountered the majestic “tusker” elephant quite literally took his breath away.
Officially classified as F_MU1, the towering giant was more reverently nicknamed Kenya’s “queen of the elephants.”

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/blogs/kenyas-elephant-queen-immortalized-remarkable-last-photographs

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EarthSky News: Does the equinox sun really rise due east and set due west?

The March 2019 equinox happens on March 20 at 21:58 Universal Time, which is 4:58 p.m. Central Daylight Time for us in the central U.S. Translate to your time zone. What’s more, the March 2019 full moon comes less than four hours later, to stage the closest coincidence of the March equinox with the full moon since March 20, 2000.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/equinox-sun-rises-due-east-and-sets-due-west

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Patheos-Pagan: Children’s Ostara Spring Welcoming

Here is simple ritual to perform with children in honor of Spring. You can also use it to introduce some simple concepts, such as circle casting, energy raising, grounding, and even herbalism. It was first published in Llewellyn’s 2007 Magical Almanac. I hope you enjoy it

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/oakandolive/2019/03/ostara-spring-welcoming/

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Inner Journey:

PERSONAL POWER

“The deep root of failure in our lives is to think, ‘Oh how useless and powerless I am.’ It is essential to think strongly and forcefully, ‘I can do it,’ without boasting or fretting.”
— Dalai Lama

Angeles Arrien says that whether we are male or female, we need to develop three kinds of power. People who hold these three powers cannot be ignored.
1. Power of presence – Being really present in each moment
2. Power of communication – Speaking my truth
3. Power of position – Being willing to take a stand

“A man’s true state of power and riches is to be in himself.”
— Henry Ward Beecher

“We are no longer puppets being manipulated by outside powerful forces; we become the powerful force ourselves.”
— Leo Buscaglia

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

You know here in the unseen, where everything is always spotlessly clean, all gadgets work, dust never settles, and everyone’s fit as a fiddle, we often miss the deep sense of satisfaction that you feel for a job well done, breaking a sweat, busting a move or otherwise living such blessed physical lives in such a magically spiritual world.

Truly, magic on its own, without even a smidge of suspense… bores.

You should see how fit I am,

The Universe

tut.com

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Pagan Library:

 Spring Sabbat Incense

Anon

3 parts Frankincense
2 parts Sandalwood
1 part Benzoin
1 part Cinnamon
a few drops Patchouli oil

Burn during spring and summer Sabbat rituals.

paganlibrary.com

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Magical Correspondences for Tuesday

Intentions: Courage, Destination, Physical Strength, Revenge, Military Honors, Surgery and the Breaking of Negative Spells, Matrimony, War, Enemies, Prison, Vitality and Assertiveness

Incense: Dragon’s Blood, Patchouli, Lignum Aloes, Plantain

Perfumes: Hellebore, Carnation, 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

Goddesses: Aset [Isis], Soorejnaree, Pingalla, Anna, Aine, Danu, Yngona, Bellona, Aida Wedo, Sun Woman

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Daily Wisdom
March 19, 2019 

Compassion

“It is the experience of touching the pain of others that is the key to change… Compassion is a sign of transformation.”

-Jim Wallis

Compassion is not limited to the human experience. Although, as intelligent beings, we can understand and express compassion and extend comfort to one another. My friend Maryanne sent me an article about a herd of elephants who appeared to be mourning one of their own who had died. They cried. I don’t know if elephants can understand with their minds just what they were experiencing, but they certainly were able to understand with their hearts. And we can empathize with them, we can project our own feelings of loss onto this situation and learn and grow from it.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 14 Ways to Spring Clean Your Energy
Here are some things that you might find helpful, as Spring approaches. They may not be new to you but try to do them over the next week or so, as a kind of ‘Spring Clean’ of your energy.

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 September 20,2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for September 20,  2018

Good Morning Beautiful Souls, grab a cup of your favorite morning brew and start things off with “Today’s Inspirations”. I hope you find something here that will make you feel good or help you on your path today.

Blessings, Cat

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The mellow moon, the changing leaves,
The earlier setting Sun,
Proclaim at last, my merry boys,
The harvest-time begun.
–Charles G. Eastman (1816–60)

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Spiritual Unite: Orb In Photos And Their Meaning

One of the most common experiences we have with the spirit world shows up in places that we might not expect  photography. Specifically, the little (or large!) balls of energy that show up in photos, that are commonly called orbs. The spiritual energy that runs through our world may be as old as time, but strangely enough, it is…

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/orb-in-photos-and-their-meaning/

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MBG:How To Have Epic Outdoor Adventures (Even When You Work A Desk Job)

What do you think of when you imagine an outdoor adventure? Maybe you’re envisioning thru-hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, summiting Denali, or traveling the country in a converted van—something big, bold, and ambitious.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/how-to-have-outdoor-adventures-even-when-you-work-a-desk-job

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Daily Good: Betty Peck’s Magic Mirror

Imagine a magic mirror that you look into to discover how truly wonderful you are. That is the kind of mirror that Betty Peck, a kindergarten teacher with more than 50 years experience, had in all of her classrooms. Whenever one of her students felt worried or unsure, Betty would gently guide the student to look into the magic mirror and say, “How could you forget how wonderful you are?!” In this short film created by a former student of Betty’s, this wise woman, now well into her 90’s, encourages us to have just such a magic mirror in every kindergarten, every household and every garden. In that way we can all say, “Thank you for every magic moment that makes it possible for me to stand here and to feel how truly wonderful I am.” { read more }

http://www.karmatube.org/videos.php?id=8167&coord=1

Be The Change

Give thanks today for all the magic moments in your own life. If you’d like, you can send a note of gratitude to Betty Peck for the countless seeds of goodness she planted in so many hearts

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Elephant Journal: Equinox, September 23rd—We are Two Halves of the Same Heart.

Come September 23rd, our closest and most precious star will align with the centre of the earth.
At precisely 3.54 a.m., Central European Time, the sun will shine directly over the equator, and the equal length of night and day will be the same—everywhere in the world.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/09/equinox-september-23rd-we-are-two-halves-of-the-same-heart/

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MNN: People like you more than you might think
(No, seriously, they do … we have research to prove it.)

For many people, the moments after a conversation — and sometimes even during the conversation — can be filled with self-doubt. There’s a lot of second guessing, like what did the person on the other side of the conversation think? And double the speculation if you’re meeting for the first time.

https://www.mnn.com/health/fitness-well-being/stories/liking-gap-people-like-you-more-than-you-think

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EarthSky News: See Venus at its brightest

On and around September 20 and 21, 2018, look for the brightest planet, Venus, now looming low in the evening twilight, dazzlingly bright. It’s now Venus’ time of greatest brilliancy, a time when the planet takes on an odd appearance; many will report it as a UFO in the days ahead. It’s a precursor to Venus’ disappearance from our evening skies in the coming weeks.

http://earthsky.org/tonight/see-venus-at-greatest-illuminated-extent

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Patheos-Pagan: Mind Over Spirit: Be. QUIET. 
We’ve heard the whole thing about ‘mind over body’. I can say from experience that this is a legitimate thing—the strength of the mind, the logic and rationality and sheer strength of it, kept elements of my body in check until I was alone and free to fall apart.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/kacealexander/2018/09/be-quiet/

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Inner Journey: 

ON SELF-HONESTY

“No man, for any considerable period, can wear one face to himself, and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which may be true.”
— Nathaniel Hawthorne

“You cannot fake a relationship and feel right with yourself or anyone else. Changing yourself to fit what you think other people want doesn’t work. Pretending to be someone other than yourself only broadens the distancebetween the person you are and the one with whom you’re trying to establish closeness.”
— Mary Manin Morrissey

“Just as surely as distress must follow self-deceit, healing must follow self-honesty.”
— Vernon Howard

“Don’t compromise yourself. You are all you’ve got.”
— Janis Joplin

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Whatever you have to say, say it with love.

Love you,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Buko-Pandan Cake

Natural is always a good thing especially with food. This recipe uses coconut and no artificial colors and flavoring are added.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Buko-Pandan-Cake.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
September 20,  2018

Solitude

“We’re all of us sentenced to solitary confinement inside our own skins, for life!”

-Tennessee Williams, Orpheus Descending

There comes a time when we realize that there’s no escaping it, we have to live with ourselves! How do we treat ourselves? Are we kind and loving, do we show appreciation and forgiveness? Too often we’re our own worst critics! We’re hard on ourselves when we really need a break once in awhile. Let’s work on being the kind of person whom we want to be with – and spend some time being ourselves, by ourselves.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 6 Uses for Honey

The Egyptians used honey as an antiseptic, a way of preventing body decay, and also to aid upset stomachs. During World War I soldiers were treated with a mixture of honey and cod-liver oil on open sores. Today, honey is just as remarkable for cuts, scrapes and to keep a youthful appearance
Read more at http://www.beliefnet.com/wellness/health/6-uses-for-honey.aspx#Kedu8GRxIXjLTR5W.99

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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/