Cat’s Morning Bits for August 7, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for August 7, 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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Some gaudy prince has stayed here overnight:
For look, the roadside gleams in splendor bright
With gold-embroidered plumes that decked his train,
While stars of purple amethyst, like rain,
Have fallen from his robes.
-James Berry Bensel (1856-86)

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Spiritual Unite:  Sending Healing Energy – Easy To Follow Steps For All

Sending healing energy is one thing that everybody is capable of doing.
You don’t need specialized training, a lifetime of spiritual experience, or an expert mentor to unlock this power.

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/sending-healing-energy/

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Patheos: Kitchen Witchery: Old Ways & New Magic

There’s a common phrase you’ll hear around almost every Pagan water cooler. It goes something like “I practice the old ways”. As it turns out, much of what we think are the “old ways” are really pretty new ways in the scheme of things. One way to step into a different time and practice a slower magic, is to get yourself in the kitchen.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/thewitchesnextdoor/2019/08/old-ways/

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ThoughtCo: What is the Great Rite? And What is Ritual Sex?

At some point during your studies of modern Paganism, you’ll probably run across references to ritual sex, including – but certainly not limited to – the Great Rite. It’s important to clarify what these are because you’re most likely encountering statements that most Wiccans and Pagans don’t really have sex in their rituals. So, what’s the deal with ritual sex?

https://www.learnreligions.com/what-is-the-great-rite-and-what-is-ritual-sex-2562350

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Elephant Journal: A Light-Filled Message for everyone who feels Broken Down & Worthless.

Dear Sweet, Beautiful Little Darling,
Hello!

Welcome to this world.
You are a ray of sunshine transmitted into a human body—with a human mind and human thoughts and human feelings. Without these forms, this matter of mind and body, you—Little Ray of Light—could not exist on this earth.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/08/letter-to-a-newborn/

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MNN: Canada creates two huge ocean sanctuaries in the Arctic

These are turbulent times for the Arctic. Not only is it heating up about twice as quickly as the rest of the planet, causing a disastrous decline of Arctic sea ice, but it’s also increasingly vulnerable to environmental harm from activities like mining, drilling and fishing.
In hopes of buffering a swath of the Arctic from this upheaval, Canada is creating two new marine sanctuaries in the Arctic Ocean spanning a total of 427,000 square kilometers (165,000 square miles).

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/wilderness-resources/blogs/canada-arctic-conservation-areas-nunavut

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EarthSky News: Moon, Antares, Jupiter from August 7 to 9

The chart above shows the path of the moon on August 7, 8 and 9, 2019, in front of the rather faint constellation Libra the Scales and then on to brighter Scorpius the Scorpion. First quarter moon comes on August 7, when you’ll see half the moon’s day side, what some call a half moon.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/moon-antares-jupiter-from-august-7-9

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Patheos-Pagan: Harvest Reflections

Happy Lammas, everyone!
Lammas is one name for the harvest festival at the beginning of August. In one version of the Wheel of the Year, it is the first harvest, the grain harvest, and will be followed by two more harvest festivals, Mabon, the fruit harvest, and Samhain, the meat harvest.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/naturessacredjourney/2019/08/harvest-reflections/

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Inner Journey:

CO-CREATION STARTS WITH IMAGINATION

“It is not the answer that enlightens, but the question.”
— Decouvertes

“The man who has no imagination has no wings.”
— Muhammad Ali

Imagination is a tool of the soul. Our imagination gives us the opportunity to ‘try on’ new qualities and perspectives in our life. Through imagination, we can explore our past, problems, patterns, processes, plans, perceptions, principles, passions andpurpose to uncover new possibilities.

Without imagination, we stay stuck in the realm of the material, the past, the superficial and the literal. We remain one-tracked, instinctual and one-dimensional.

Our imagination comes from the soul, subconscious and senses. Only through our imagination can we become multidimensional, experience more love, create more beauty, manifest more results, change our conditions, rewrite the past, and connect with divinity,purpose and others.

“You see things; and you say, ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say, ‘Why not?'”
— George Bernard Shaw

“Reason can answer questions, but imagination has to ask them.”
— Ralph Gerard

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

What if every shortcoming, slip, or bobble you noticed in another person was choreographed by divine intelligence to be delivered at exactly the right time, as a cleverly veiled invitation for you to wonder, ask, and think about how you might increase your own awesomeness?
Yeah, that’s how I roll –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Vegan Butter

So clearly I’m going through a phase of experimenting with vegan or plant-based cooking, and I wanted to share. There are many reasons why someone might not want to eat dairy, or butter – everything from doctor’s orders, taste to lifestyle commitment. As such it is good to have a recipe for a great alternative, especially if on top of that you want to stay away from canola oil, soybean oil, etc.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Vegan-Butter.html

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Today’s Deity:  Ceres
Ceres was the Roman goddess of agriculture, grain, and the love a mother bears for her child. She was the daughter of Saturn and Ops, the sister of Jupiter, and the mother of Proserpine. Ceres was a kind and benevolent goddess to the Romans and they had a common expression, “fit for Ceres,” which meant splendid.

http://www.ceresva.org/Goddess/Ceres.htm

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Magical Correspondences for Wednesday

Intentions:Rules healings, the mind, Communication, Divination, Writing, Knowledge, Business Transactions, Debt, Fear,Loss, Travel and Money Matters, Addictions, Young People, Messages, Perception, Self Expression.

Incense: Jasmine, Lavender, Sweet Pea, Cinnamon, Cinquefoil
Planet: Mercury and Chiron (though this is a moon of Pluto)
Sign: Virgo
Angel: Raphael
Colors: Orange, Light Blue, Grey, Yellow and, Opalescent colors and Violet
Herbs/Plants: Fern, Lavendar, Hazel, Cherry, Periwinkle
Stones: Aventurine, Bloodstone, Hematite, Moss Agate and Sodalite
Oil: (Mercury) Benzoin, Clary Sage, Eucalytus, Lavender

Goddesses: Aset [Isis], Demeter, Ceres, Spider Woman, Bona Dea, Oya,
Devi-Kali, Hella, Rhiannon, Coatlique, Maman Brigette, Sekhmet, Het Heret
[Hathor]

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Daily Wisdom
August 7, 2019

Independence

“The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.”

-Montaigne (1533-1592)

Independence could also be called self-reliance, or self-sufficiency. We must know that we are each whole and complete. We can count on ourselves, we belong to ourselves.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Justice

You have great force of will today and it could be easy to push around someone less driven than you. Try to do things right the first time so there’s less “clean-up” tomorrow, when people may be less forgiving or understanding. Do what’s important first, rather than what is easiest or the most fun. You can do that some other time but today it won’t work.

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)
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Cat’s Morning Bits for April 5, 2019

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for April 5, 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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April is here!
Blithest season of the year,
The little brook laughs as it leaps away;
The lambs are out on the hills at play.
-Eben E. Rexford (1848-1916)

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Spirit Library: Integrity of Mind Body & Spirit

Integrity sounds like a moral issue, but it really isn’t. It’s just plain common sense.

Integrity means wholeness, completeness. A person with wholeness can focus their energies in one direction. A whole person achieves their life’s purpose without the dissipation of energies caused by internal conflicts. They get things done with ease, and then move on to the next activity which further pursues their sense of inner joy

https://spiritlibrary.com/owen-waters/integrity-of-mind-body-spirit

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MBG: PSA: Tonight’s New Moon Is A ‘Personal New Year’ For This One Sign

It’s your time to shine, Aries! The Sun is blazing through your sign until April 20, waking you up to your passion and purpose. You’re in the zone. and it’s only getting stronger, especially once the year’s only Aries new moon arrives on April 5.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/new-moon-april-2019-what-it-means-for-aries

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Elephant Journal: If you Hate Meditating, here are 5 Mindful Things to do Instead.

Most of us are maniacs these days.
Life is busy with a seemingly endless list of tasks, commitments, priorities, and responsibilities. The breakneck speed of technological development and the rushed pace of urban life create the perfect storm. In summation, many of us are currently more productive—and more stressed out—than ever.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/04/5-mindfulness-practices-michelle-margaret-fajkus/

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MNN: How to connect children with the natural world in your own backyard

People of a certain age have fond memories of playing in nature as children – scaling a fence at a nearby farm to climb apple trees and eat the fruit while perched on a sturdy branch, building forts in woods near their homes, picking wildflowers in fields or roadside ditches for their moms, walking with a fishing pole to a nearby pond. They also remember that their parents weren’t always sure or even particularly concerned about exactly where they were at any given moment.

https://www.mnn.com/family/family-activities/stories/nature-play-book-nancy-stiniste

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EarthSky News: Follow the arc to Arcturus, drive a spike to Spica

Follow the arc to Arcturus, and drive a spike to Spica. Scouts learn this phrase. Grandparents teach it to kids. It was one of the first sky tools I learned to use in astronomy.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/follow-the-arc-to-arcturus

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Patheos-Pagan: The Story of the Labyrinth

You have heard the stories. There was a monster born in Crete, a monster with the body of a person but the head of a bull. The son of King Minos, the bull of Minos: the Minotaur. The Minotaur, it was said, would only eat human flesh, and needed to be contained. So the king called Daedalus, the craftsman, and ordered him to build an unnavigable maze, one that no one could find their way through, which would hold the monster. Monster that he was, though the Minotaur was still a prince, so people were sent into the maze to feed the monster, never to be heard from again.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/naturessacredjourney/2019/04/story-labyrinth/

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Inner Journey:

CO-CREATION STARTS WITH IMAGINATION

“It is not the answer that enlightens, but the question.”
— Decouvertes

“The man who has no imagination has no wings.”
— Muhammad Ali

Imagination is a tool of the soul. Our imagination gives us the opportunity to ‘try on’ new qualities and perspectives in our life. Through imagination, we can explore our past, problems, patterns, processes, plans, perceptions, principles, passions and purpose to uncover new possibilities.

Without imagination, we stay stuck in the realm of the material, the past, the superficial and the literal. We remain one-tracked, instinctual and one-dimensional.

Our imagination comes from the soul, subconscious and senses. Only through our imagination can we become multidimensional, experience more love, create more beauty, manifest more results, change our conditions, rewrite the past, and connect with divinity, purpose and others.

“You see things; and you say, ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say, ‘Why not?'”
— George Bernard Shaw

“Reason can answer questions, but imagination has to ask them.”
— Ralph Gerard

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe 

Never underestimate your own importance in the world today and in worlds to come.I can’t even wrap my mind around it.

Truly,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Vietnamese Shrimp, Pork and Egg Noodle Soup (Bun Rieu)

Typically authentic bun rieu contains crab but it is optional. This is a delicious and healthy meal.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Vietnamese-Shrimp-Pork-and-Egg-Noodle-Soup-Bun-Rieu.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
April 5, 2019

Originality

“Originality is… a by-product of sincerity.”

-Marianne Moore, in Vogue, 1963

Sincerity is honesty, truth, meaningfulness. And when we share who we really are, we are absolutely original and true to ourselves. What a wonderful thing it is to be an original!

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet:  A Dark Night of the Soul Experience

Finding the richness in a “Dark Night of the Soul’ experience is profoundly cathartic. They provide a huge psychological relief through an open expression of the emotions. The emotional release provides cleansing, releasing, and purging of what no longer serves you or your growth
Read more at https://www.beliefnet.com/columnists/angelguidance/2019/04/dark-night-soul.html#mDjeLefFjgpXkrmc.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/

Cat’s Morning Bits for February 28, 2019

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for February 28, 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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If you can not speak well of your neighbors, it is generally best to say nothing.
-The 1896 Old Farmer’s Almanac

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Tetrakyts: The Stoic Witch – Why You Should Integrate Stoicism Into Your Practice

Witchcraft is on the rise, as shown by the interest that people seem to show toward this subject on the internet. Thus, nowadays, a growing number of sources can guide the beginner witch in her (or his) journey into the world of witchcraft. However, a problem arises when so many actors take part in some activity, and that problem is that not all sources are equal.

https://www.thetetraktys.com/2019/the-stoic-witch-why-you-should-integrate-stoicism-into-your-practice/

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MBG: How To Stay Healthy During Pisces Season (Hint: Bring On The Sea Salt)

The Sun glides through ethereal Pisces (February 18–March 20), allowing us to tap into our compassionate side and manifest healing powers. During this monthlong cycle, your life may feel more playful and free. Using the following self-care strategies, you can fine-tune your well-being, foster vitality, and reduce stress.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/pisces-season-2019-wellness-tips

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Daily Good: Into the Middle of Nowhere

Imaginations run wild in this touching video of young children as they explore their surroundings at an outdoor nursery in Scotland. With admirable patience and unwavering deliberation, they build an aeroplane and travel the world without ever leaving the ground. Press play to witness the human mind’s capacity for creativity, connection, and joy of discovery.

http://www.karmatube.org/videos.php?id=7516

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MNN: What to see in the night sky in March

With the coldest and snowiest months of 2019 behind us, it’s time to look ahead to March and the beginning of the Northern Hemisphere’s transition back to warmer weather. What celestial events do the heavens have in store for us? Check out our list below for some March highlights. Wishing you clear (and increasingly warmer) evenings!

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/space/blogs/skywatching-march-crow-moon-occultation-vernal-equinox

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Patheos-Pagan: 4 Mundane Skills To Support Your Spiritual Work 

There are two popular attitudes around the role of the spiritual and the mundane in our lives and both of them are wrong.
One says that everything is spiritual. We’re in constant communion with all living beings. Our Gods and ancestors walk beside us every step. We inhale energy and exhale magic. All those pesky little things like rent and disease and a dysfunctional society? Those are just distractions on our path toward enlightenment.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/johnbeckett/2019/02/4-mundane-skills-to-support-your-spiritual-work.html

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Inner Journey:

AS ABOVE, SO BELOW

“There is in all visible things – a hidden wholeness.”
— Thomas Merton

“From a hologrammatic viewpoint, …you are one little physical image that reflects all of humanity when projected spiritually upon the cosmic screen.”
— Wayne Dyer

“As above, so below.”

Everything is connected. The universe is a hologram where every part contains the whole. Outside echoes the inside. The lower is a reflection of the higher. The other is a reflection of you. We are all a microcosm of each other. The big picture is within us and even our cells.

Be open to see the interconnections, influences and inter-relationships of things.

“Unity consciousness is a state of enlightenment where we pierce the mask of illusion which creates separation and fragmentation. Behind the appearance of separation is one unified field of wholeness. Here the seer and the scenery are one.”
— Deepak Chopra

“To me there is no difference between one person and another; I behold all as soul-reflections of the one God. I can’t think of anyone as a stranger, for I know that we are all part of the One Spirit.”
— Paramahansa Yogananda

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe 

All is well. You don’t have to like or love everything or everyone. Injustices and villains always abound during primitive times. You knew this would be true before you chose this life, just as you knew that the good and the beauty would far exceed the bad and the ugly.
Life is beautiful,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Mini French Toast Cups

This is a fun and delicious way to get use out of stale bread. These mini French toast cups are crispy on the outside and custardy in the center. What’s great is they’re also super portable if you have a grab-and-go kind of day.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Mini-French-Toast-Cups.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
February 28, 2019 

Perfection

“The true perfection of man lies, not in what man has, but in what man is.”
-Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

What man is. Not what man does, says, earns, drives, etc! Each of us, each man, woman and child, IS perfect, simply because we are. How cool is that? When we know the truth, and live it, then we know how cool it is, and how cool we are!

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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ThoughtCo. : An Introduction to Candle Magic

Candle magic is one of the simplest forms of spell casting. Considered sympathetic magic, it’s a method which doesn’t require a lot of fancy ritual or expensive ceremonial artifacts. In other words, anyone with a candle can cast a spell. After all, remember when you were a child and you made a wish before you blew out the candles on your birthday cake?

https://www.thoughtco.com/introduction-to-candle-magic-2561684

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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/

Thought For The Day: May 2, 2018 “3 Important Things”

Happy Wednesday,

Always be able to laugh at yourself it frees your energy and heals like nothing else. Embrace your imagination, it’s the place where creativity and dreams reside and always remember that no one can steal your dreams, they are yours. Love and hope live in laughter, imagination and dreams. These are your gifts , carry these them with you always.

 

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