Cat’s Morning Bits for March 14, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for March 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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March is a boisterous fellow,
And undeterred by fear,
With many pranks proclaims himself
The tomboy of the year!
-The 1931 Old Farmer’s Almanac

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Spirit Library: Benefit from Energy Openings – Reset Your Energy This Week

The turmoil of living now can be intense and chaotic. A key thing to keep in mind, especially now, is how quickly energies can shift. Sometimes the shift provides an opening to change the status quo. We’re sitting in one of those openings this week. Continue reading for tips on how to benefit from this opening and reset your energy.

https://spiritlibrary.com/selacia/benefit-from-energy-openings-reset-your-energy-this-week

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MBG: A Sign-By-Sign Guide To Breezing Through This Mercury Retrograde

It’s Mercury retrograde time again—for the first time in 2019. Three or four times a year, Mercury passes the earth in its orbit. As it rounds the bend, Mercury slows down and appears to stop (station) and spin backward (retrograde). Of course, it really ISN’T moving backward, but much like two trains or cars passing each other, this creates the optical illusion that one (Mercury, in this case) is going backward.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/how-to-handle-mercury-retrograde-in-pisces-by-sign

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MNN: Painted lady butterflies fill the skies over southern California

Painted lady butterflies are arriving in droves in southern California as they make their annual migration northward, and their arrival is a delight to many.

It’s also a reassuring sight to scientists who worried that the migration would be sparse this year. They have desert rains to thank for the surprising population boom.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/painted-lady-butterflies-fill-skies-southern-california

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EarthSky News: Moon and Winter Circle March 13-15

These next several evenings – March 13, 14 and 15, 2019, the waxing moon is moving inside the Winter Circle, sometimes called the Winter Hexagon. It’s a large circular (hexagonal) star asterism – not one of the 88 official constellations, but just a noticeable pattern of stars – consisting of six 1st-magnitude stars in six separate constellations:

https://earthsky.org/tonight/moon-points-the-way-to-the-winter-circle

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Patheos-Pagan: A Wonderful Devotional to the Earth: Early Spring Garden Goals and Tips

The first rule of Plant Club is: you talk about Plant Club. The second rule of Plant Club is: you talk A LOT about Plant Club. Pagans like green things, but just because you love the horned god doesn’t make you good at helping flowers get it on. As this gardening season marches on (pun intended) I’m going to be letting you all in on some of the tips and tricks I’ve learned over the years, as a horticulturalist, organic farm manager, and urban farmer. Demeter and Gerda agree with me, this gardening thing is a good plan for pagans

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/dandelionlady/2019/03/a-wonderful-devotional-to-the-earth-early-spring-garden-goals-and-tips.html

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Inner Journey:

LIVE YOUR OWN LIFE

“We don’t always know what makes us happy. We know, instead, what we think SHOULD. We are baffled and confused when our attempts at happiness fail…We are mute when it comes to naming accurately our own preferences, delights, gifts, talents. The voice of our original self is often muffled, overwhelmed, even strangled, by the voices of other people’s expectations. The tongue of the original self is the language of the heart.”
— Julia Cameron

We are each unique beings with a unique path in life. If we wish to be fulfilled, we need to go to our own hearts for direction. We might regularly ask ourselves:
• “What do I really want to do?”
• “What brings me greatest happiness?”
• “How can I bring more of these into my life?”

Life wants us to go for what brings us most joy and meaning.

“It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living. …I want to know what you ache for, and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart’s longing.”
— Oriah Mountain Dreamer

“Let me listen to me and not to them.”
— Gertrude Stein

“What you must dare is to be yourself.”
— Dag Hammarskjold

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A Note from the Universe

Actually, the only effective way of changing another person is by changing yourself.

Works every time, guaranteed

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Edible Pots of Gold

This a super simple recipe for St. Patrick’s Day that is kid-friendly. These little pots of gold are made with peanut butter cups, but you can also use mini chocolate cupcakes or Rolo candies. Topped with a bit of frosting and edible gold glitter, these make great dessert toppers, or can be eaten as is.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Edible-Pots-of-Gold.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
March 14, 2019 

Energy

“Life engenders life. Energy creates energy. It is by spending oneself that one becomes rich.

-Sarah Bernhardt (1966)

Energy is one of those things that seems to be contagious! Have you ever noticed how a low-energy meeting gets revved up when someone comes up with a great idea? We feed off each others’ energy all the time! How great is it to be the one who can light up a room?! Let’s do what we can to lift the energy around us every day – it could be as simple as sharing a smile.

-Lissa Coffey

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Tetraktys: Witchcraft Troubleshooting: 5 Reasons Why Your Spell Failed

If, like me, you work according to the moon phases, you will easily know if a spell failed. If you set your intentions at the New Moon and release your expectations at the Full Moon, all your spellwork should run smoothly. However, if, when you reach the next New Moon, things have not improved, then something must have gone wrong. You will probably ask yourself “Why did it fail?” The truth is, even if you perform a spell perfectly, sometimes, the results won’t come. In this post, you will learn the 5 most common reasons of spell failures. I will also show you how to make sure that it doesn’t happen again.

https://www.thetetraktys.com/2019/witchcraft-troubleshooting-spell-failed/

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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 March 5, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for March 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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Many eyes go through the meadow, but few see the flowers in it.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-82)

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Spiritual Unite: Metaphysical Healing Techniques -Try Healing Yourself Today

Too often, people treat their sickness and illnesses and other ailments as purely physical problems.
Usually, this is enough – we as a society have developed great medicines that can cure all sorts of problems!

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/metaphysical-healing-techniques-try-healing-yourself-today/

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MBG: Weekly Horoscope: How To Prepare Yourself For The Upcoming Mercury Retrograde

The first Mercury retrograde of 2019 will arrive on Tuesday.
Back up all your important data, switch to stronger passwords, and quickly submit that (almost past due) paperwork! On Tuesday, March 5, Mercury will turn retrograde for the first time this year, retreating through Pisces until March 28. In the Fish’s kaleidoscopic waters,

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/weekly-horoscope-march-4-10-2019

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Daily Good: Breaking Out of Our Resistance Bubble

Explore the intersection of spiritual journey and social change with this riveting interview from Sounds True and Van Jones, NY times best selling author, public speaker and host of the Van Jones show on CNN. He calls on our collective soulfulness, grounded into life, and our strong sense of self, joy and dignity. Van challenges us to work with others that are unlike ourselves, to be in the chaos and the pain of life and not run away.

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2200/breaking-out-of-our-resistance-bubble-tami-simon/

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MNN: ‘Super mom’ spotted on a Minnesota lake — with 56 ducklings in tow

When wildlife photographer Brent Cizek bought a small plastic boat last winter, he was hoping to ply the lakes of northern Minnesota and capture the most intimate scenes of animals in their natural environment.
He had no idea how intimate he would get.

But it wasn’t until June that he truly tested the little boat on one of the state’s bigger bodies of water, Lake Bemidji

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/supermom-duck-babies-lake-Bemidji-cizek

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EarthSky News: A tangle of stars in Berenices’ Hair 

A faraway cluster of stars known the Coma star cluster requires a dark sky to be seen. It is in the constellation Coma Berenices – also known as Berenice’s Hair – and it’s an open star cluster, a loose collection of stars held together by gravity. If you can’t spot this wispy and gossamery group of stars with the unaided eye, try binoculars.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/tangle-of-stars-in-berenices-hair

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Patheos-Pagan: Garden Magic: Let’s open the magical box

You may imagine you need to have a beautiful picture box garden laid out in front of a thatched cottage to have a witch’s garden but really that isn’t the case. You can style the garden in any way that suits your taste, size of garden and your budget.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/beneaththemoon/2019/03/garden-magic-open-the-magical-box/

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Did You Know?​​​​​​​

The first spring flowers are typically lilacs, irises, lilies, tulips, daffodils, and dandelions.

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Inner Journey:

STEP INTO SELF-AWARENESS

“Getting in touch with your true self must be your first priority.”
— Tom Hopkins

Here are some different aspects of self-awareness:
• Know yourself – Explore who you are: your defences, your blocks, your talents, your aspirations, etc.
• Accept yourself – We are at war with ourselves when we resist or deny certain aspects of who we are. Acknowledge the truth of who you are right now – the positives and the negatives. Only when we own our present reality can we change.
• Control yourself – Set clear, conscious intentions and discipline yourself to meet them.
• Express yourself – Go to your heart to identify what has meaning and purpose for you. Live your truth. Identify ways you can give back to life and be in service.

We work on each of these aspects all the time. But as our lives go through cycles, we predominantly work on one of them more than the others. Which aspect are you more conscious of lately?

“Our lives improve only when we take chances … and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves.”
— Walter Anderson

“Adventure can be an end in itself. Self-discovery is the secret ingredient that fuels daring.”
— Grace Lichtenstein

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A Note from the Universe

How adventurous would life be if you were “challenge free”? If you had the perfect body, perfect self-esteem, everyone adored you, and you won the lottery every Sunday?

Not.

Now what if, painful as they may temporarily be, you could choose a life during which challenges might arise whenever your thinking needed expansion, on the sole condition that every one of them could be overcome no matter how daunting they may at first seem?

Everything makes you more,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Cinnamon Apple Crumble

I love to make cinnamon apples whenever I have apples that are starting to go bad. The other day as I was cooking them, my husband asked if I could put a crumb topping on them.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Cinnamon-Apple-Crumble-2.html

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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 5, 2019 

Character

“It is not in the still calm of life, or the repose of a pacific station, that great characters are formed… The habits of a vigorous mind are formed in contending with difficulties. All history will convince you of this, and that wisdom and penetration are the fruit of experience, not the lessons of retirement and leisure. Great necessities call out great virtues.”
-Abigail Adams, in a letter to her son, John Quincy Adams, 1780

“Character” is an interesting word. We’re all known for our character, those traits that we have embraced and exhibited as a part of who we are. In the movie and theatre world, a character is one of the participants in the film, or play – and since we have little time to get to know that individual, his personality is amplified by a few traits that sets him apart from the other characters. If you were to write a play, and write yourself into this story, how would your character be portrayed?

-Lissa Coffey

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Pioneer Thinking: Bee Balm – Oswego Tea

Bee balm is also known as Oswego Tea. The Boston Tea Party was an event where English tea was dumped overboard in the Boston harbor as colonists rebelled against excessive tariffs on imported goods. Native Americans in the area made medicinal herbal tea with the bee balm, the colonists adopted it as a replacement for English tea.

https://pioneerthinking.com/bee-balm-a-beautiful-garden-herb-called-oswego-tea

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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 December 13, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for December 13, 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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As many mince pies as you taste at Christmas,
so many happy months will you have.

-Old English saying

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Tetraktys: 10 Ways to Celebrate Yule Without a Coven

Hello witches! If you didn’t know already, Yule is the pagan and Wiccan celebration of the winter solstice. This year, it will happen on December 21st. Did you know that a lot of Christmas traditions have pagan roots? For this reason, it’s very easy to celebrate the winter solstice and the holidays from a pagan point of view. This article contains my top 10 ideas to celebrate Yule. You don’t even need to be in a coven to do them!

https://www.thetetraktys.com/2018/10-ways-yule/

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MBG: Beware: Mercury Retrograde Vibes Won’t Wear Off Until This Day

Emerge from the depths and clear away confusion! On Wednesday, December 6, 2018, messenger planet Mercury snaps out of a befuddling three-week retrograde backspin through outspoken Sagittarius and then Scorpio’s chamber of secrets

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/mercury-retrograde-december-2018

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Daily Good: Eight Ways to Stand Up to Hate
There’s no denying it anymore: Hatred is erupting all over the United States, after having long simmered beneath the social surface. In less than one week, the Southern Poverty Law Center has tallied more than 400 incidents of “hateful intimidation and harassment”—and millions of Americans now fear becoming victims of verbal and physical assaults, possibly thanks to some very threatening and violent language coming from the very top of our society.

http://www.dailygood.org/story/1532/eight-ways-to-stand-up-to-hate-elizabeth-svoboda/

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Elephant Journal: Making Space for Grief During the Holidays.

Grief caught me by surprise this Thanksgiving.
Like holidays sometimes do, the day of gratitude fell short of my expectations. Our house was messy, the kids were restless and spending too much time in front of screens, and my husband and I kept snapping at each other.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/12/making-space-for-grief-during-the-holidays/

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MNN: ‘Sesame Street’ takes on homelessness

In its nearly 50 years of teaching children (and, let’s be honest, a whole lot of adults) about the world, “Sesame Street” hasn’t shied away from addressing tough issues. Characters on or associated with the program have grappled with death, HIV, bullying, racism, LGBTQ+ rights, autism, immigration and parental incarceration over the years.

https://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/responsible-living/stories/sesame-street-takes-homelessness

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EarthSky News: Christmas Bird Count starts December 14 

The Audubon Society’s Christmas Bird Count is one of the longest-running citizen science projects in existence- it was started on Christmas Day in 1900 and is still going strong. During the event, people venture outdoors to designated areas and count the types and numbers of birds that they see and hear over the course of one day. The data are used to keep track of the health of bird populations in North America. This year’s count runs from December 14, 2018 through January 5, 2019.

https://earthsky.org/earth/audubon-annual-christmas-bird-count-starts-december-14

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Patheos-Pagan: 6 Easy Ways to Bring More Magick to Your Yule

Samhain is often considered “The Witch” holiday, but I disagree! Yule is packed with Magick. But are you looking for a few new things to add? See below for easy ways to bring even more Magick to this special time.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/doubletoilandresist/2018/12/yule/

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Inner Journey:

LOVE LIFE AND YOURSELF

“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”
— Lao Tzu

There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance.

We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life.

“It matters not Who you love, Where you love, Why you love, When you love, Or how you love, It matters only that you love.”
— John Lennon

“Why not go out on a limb? Isn’t that where the fruit is?”
— Frank Scully

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A Note from the Universe

Living in time and space, Cat, just might be the scariest, most heartbreaking, and lonely path an angel could ever choose.

Until, of course, they realize that being scared doesn’t mean they can’t make a difference, broken hearts can still love just fine, and that feeling lonely doesn’t mean they’re actually alone.

Then they’ll laugh an angel laugh, fluff their wings, and dare a new dare all over again.

Love your halo,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Almond Crescent Cookies

A twist on the classic sugar cookie recipe, these almond horns are perfect for a Christmas tea or enjoyed alongside hot cocoa on a snowy afternoon.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Almond-Crescent-Cookies.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
December 13, 2018

Service

“All altruism springs from putting yourself in the other person’s place.”

-Harry Emerson Fosdick
It’s all about empathy. We are all one. We share so much that we can understand another person’s heartache or sorrow. We can relate to each other. We want to do what we can to alleviate pain. This is how service begins.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 10 Commandments for a Smart and Simple Life
Once your priorities are firmly in place you can stay focused on living as simply and effectively as possible. Here are ten commandments for living a smart and simple life.
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 November 15, 2018

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for November 15, 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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Shorter and shorter now the twilight clips
The days, as though the sunset gates they crowd.
-Alice Cary (1820-71)

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MBG: The One Ritual I Swear By When I’m Stressed, Anxious & Uncertainty Prevails

Let me preface this by saying that tarot is something I’ve only dabbled in—I’m certainly not an expert nor am I claiming to be! Tarot has been presented to me by healers in one-on-one sessions, my own research, and, of course, Instagram. I’d written about tarot in my book, the Spirit Almanac, but didn’t practice it regularly on my own. I’d be remiss not to mention that this is about finding my own groove with tarot, a method that fits with my lifestyle, and that’s what I’m sharing here, not an official method of any kind.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/tarot-a-ritual-for-uncertain-times

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Herbal Muse Press: Herbal Dream Pillows

Herb and spice-filled pillows are a delightful way to induce relaxation and sleep by natural means. They’re fun to assemble and they make wonderful gifts!

For centuries, the fragrance of herbs have been captured in pillows and sweet bags to purify and scent the home. They were known by European mothers anxious to lure their offspring into tranquil sleep, by those seeking relief from headache or depression, and by the solitary who yearned to find true love.

https://www.herbalmusings.com/herbal-dream-pillows

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Elephant Journal: Mercury Retrograde: 7 Good Things that Can Happen to You. {November 16 to December 6} 

For those who are a bit hazy about what happens during Mercury retrograde, here’s what you need to know:
The world seems to go haywire with miscommunications of all types during this period—which happens again from November 16 to December 6, 2018.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/11/mercury-retrograde-7-good-things-that-can-happen-to-you-november-16-to-december-6/

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MNN: Who needs small talk? Not the Finnish (or me)

When I was single and dating, my friends made fun of me for jumping into deep conversations with guys I just met.
I’ve never been interested in small talk, or its cousin, flirting. I’m genuinely curious to get to know people, and I’d rather not talk if it’s going to be about nonsense. Turns out, I have something in common with the “silent Finns” who are also known for not talking small, but diving into meaningful conversation — or none at all.

https://www.mnn.com/health/fitness-well-being/blogs/who-needs-small-talk-not-finnish

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EarthSky News: Could consciousness come down to the way things vibrate?

What’s the relationship between mind and matter? A new psychological theory suggests that synchronized vibrations lie at the heart of human consciousness, and – indeed – of all physical reality.

https://earthsky.org/human-world/consciousness-what-is-theory-vibration

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Patheos-Pagan: Witchin’ in the Kitchen: Recipes and Blessings for Thanksgiving Feasts

As the Thanksgiving feast day approaches, it’s time to get down to meal-planning. I feed folks of all dietary needs at my table, so over the years I’ve adapted recipes to suit all sorts of palettes; carnivores to vegans, traditional to exotic, and many of them gluten-free. As much as I love the traditional foods I grew up with in the southeast, I like to put an international twist on ’em, just to keep folks guessing.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/witchonfire/2018/11/witchin-kitchen-recipes-blessings-thanksgiving-feasts/

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Inner Journey:

LEARN FROM EXPERIENCE

“Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him.”
— Aldous Huxley

What was your peak experience of this past week? What was your most challenging experience?

Stepping back to review your week can offer many insights. Normally we can’t see the forest for the trees. Now back away and see the whole forest. Review your week. Now write a short summary — whatever comes to mind for you. If action is required, plan how you will accomplish it in the next week.

“Ask the experienced rather than the learned.”
— Arabic proverb

“Experience is that marvellous thing that enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.”
— Franklin P. Jones

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A Note from the Universe

You don’t even have to know what you want. I’ll take care of that.

Just enjoy that you received another day, and the 10,000 miracles within it.

It’s on me,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Crescent and Feta Cheese Triangle Appetizer

Here is another simple appetizer recipe using crescent rolls and feta cheese to make tasty pastry triangles.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Crescent-and-Feta-Cheese-Triangle-Appetizer-1.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
November 15, 2018

Laughter

“A good laugh is as good as a prayer sometimes.” -L.M. Montgomery

Laughter heightens our senses so that we feel joy. And when we feel joy, we feel our connection with God. Having that feeling of oneness is like a prayer, it’s comforting, it’s cleansing. Laugh, and share the joy.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 5 Ways to Feel Less Lonely
Everyone craves and needs social engagement. Personal interactions are good for the mind, heart, and soul. You don’t have to be a social butterfly to feel less lonely though. There are simple ways…

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 July 25, 2018

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for July 25, 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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Summer is a glorious season,
Warm, and bright, and pleasant.
-Denis Florence MacCarthy (1811-82)

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Spirituality & Health: 5 Ways To Get Outside

According to outdoor supplier REI, the average American spends 95 percent of their life inside. Most of us work, study, eat and enjoy leisure activities like watching movies, all in the climate-controlled indoors. Yet study after study has shown that being out in nature has positive effects on our health, from reducing depression to lowering blood pressure and bad cholesterol. So why the disconnect? Let’s look at ways to get outside that can inspire even the most “indoor cats” among us to venture out.

https://spiritualityhealth.com/articles/2018/07/24/5-ways-to-get-outside#

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MBG: Houseplants Get Sunburns Too! Here’s How To Save ‘Em

Calling all plant parents! To ring in the height of summer (for half of the world at least), this week mbg is serving up the ultimate plant-centric lineup. Every day, we’ll be tapping expert green thumbs for their current plant obsessions, design hacks, and foolproof care tips. Get ready, get set, get growing.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/houseplant-care-tips-for-summer

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Daily Good: The Wordplay of Pathways

What is your idea of a pathway; both literal and figurative? And once you have started “down this path”, have you ever paused to consider the winding trail of words, meanings and phrases humans use to describe the act of traveling by foot? Find out in this delightful post from a project; dedicated to sharing the moments of life that make you say “Oh, I See”! { read more }

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2047/the-wordplay-of-pathways-joyce-mcgreevy/

Be The Change

Think of one thing you need to do today that you can accomplish on foot, from getting the mail to buying stamps. Take that walk with your senses wide open, traveling a “pathway” of discovery.

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Elephant Journal: Mercury Retrograde: 10 Things Not to Do. {7/26 to 8/19}

The planetary cosmos has an evil plot to make our lives go crazy from July 26 to August 19, 2018. It’s called Mercury retrograde.
For the uninitiated or the skeptical, just pay attention to your life experiences over the next three weeks. You may find yourself joining the millions of believers who plan their year by calling up their local astrologer to find out the dates when Mercury goes retrograde.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/07/mercury-retrograde-10-things-not-to-do-7-26-to-8-19/

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MNN: How to make frozen cat treats

If your cat stares at you when you’re eating ice cream, it can be tempting to share your tasty snack. But milk-based products can have some pretty unpleasant side effects for your feline friend.

https://www.mnn.com/family/pets/stories/how-make-frozen-cat-treats

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EarthSky News: Watch the moon sweep past bright Mars at opposition

On any of these next few nights – July 25 to 27, 2018 – watch for the moon and the very bright red object near it. That red “star” is really a planet, Mars. On July 27, Mars comes to opposition in our sky for the first time since May 22, 2016. That’s when our planet Earth, in its smaller orbit around the sun, passes more or less in between the sun and Mars.

http://earthsky.org/tonight/brightest-mars-in-15-years

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Patheos-Pagan: INTUITION AND SYMBOL

Because it’s counterintuitive, the prevalent view of the symbol is to regard it as belonging in the category that we call ‘intuition’.

Insofar as we can argue that the intuitive faculty is a visual faculty, I can see why the symbol, steeped in visual imagery, should be thought of as having to do with the creative part of the brain, the part that dreams in images and weird translations.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/cartomancer/2018/07/19/intuition-and-symbol/

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Inner Journey: 

WHAT IS YOUR DESTINY?

“The significant business of your life is alive and well, awaiting discovery, within your very soul. You and I were born to come into ourselves as complete and distinctive persons. Accepting this, we build a valuable life.”
— Marsha Sinetar

What is the significant business of your life? What is your purpose? Andrew Schneider says that purpose “is more than just having a direction. It is about one’s place in the universe. It is the journey of finding that place and being there and living fully whatever that place is. It is your own unique place that nobody else has, had, or will have.”

How would you describe your place in the universe?

“We become powerful in the face of our fears when we have a sense that we make a difference in this world. Affirmations of purpose communicate the truth that we are all meaningful participants in this Universe and that we are worthy of giving and receiving love. Some affirmations of purpose are:

– I know that I count and I act as though I do.
– I spread warmth and love everywhere I go.
– I am a healing force in the Universe.”
— Susan Jeffers

“The grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.”
— Joseph Addison

higherawareness.com
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Inspirational Quote

“ Kindly words, sympathizing attentions, watchfulness against wounding men’s sensitiveness–these cost very little, but they are priceless in their value. ”

– F.W. Robertson

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A Note from the Universe

When you can look beneath their behavior that hurt you and you can see the frightened child, it becomes nearly impossible to be angry or carry a grudge.

And you so can.

ILY,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Kid’s Watermelon Grape Fizz

Shaken, not Stirred. Does this phrase ring any bell? This is how James Bond wishes his drink Martini, to be served. This Watermelon Grape Fizz while not shaken will be enough to give you the much needed fizz.

https://pioneerthinking.com/kids-watermelon-grape-fizz

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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
July 25, 2018

Inspiration

“I am one who, when Love inspires, attend, and according as he speaks within me, so I express myself.”

-Dante (1265-1321)

Writers and artists often speak lovingly of their “muse.” Love is a muse that all of us share. What could be more inspiring? When we are “in love” we are “in spirit,” we feel our connection with God. Yet that connection is omnipresent. So when we feel that connection, we can have that same feeling of being “in love” and use it to inspire our selves!

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: Five Compliments Guaranteed to Make Someone’s Day
Make someone’s day today.

I was standing in line at a grocery store behind a young man and his little boy. The boy was playing nearby and accidentally knocked over a large sign. Frightened, he burst into tears, and his father ran to his side and gently comforted him. I was touched by how sweetly he treated his son. After he left the store, I regretted the fact that I didn’t take the time to compliment him. I recalled the times that strangers had surprised me with genuine compliments and resolved to give them out more freely in the future. Here are a few ideas.
Read more at http://www.beliefnet.com/wellness/galleries/five-compliments-guaranteed-to-make-someones-day.aspx#ik8DbpXWIRSErreu.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 March 22, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for March 22, 2018

Good Morning, 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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Spanning the winter’s cold gulf with an arch,
Over it, rampant, rides in the March.

Constance Fenimore Woolson (1840-94)

almanac.com

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Mind Body Green: How Being In The Forest Actually Boosts Immunity

New research, like the Journal of Adolescent Health study that found that teens who have more access to green space tend to be happier, continues to reinforce the idea that humans are intricately connected to the natural environment. Our entire body is constantly communicating and acting in tandem with our surroundings. But how can something as simple as spending time outside possibly make us healthier? Let’s dive into the science.

Read more…………………..

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Beliefnet: Spring into Spring

As seasons change, so do we! Each season brings new beginnings and a clean slate. It’s amazing that the weather can have such a huge impact on our lives but the weather can influence our attitude. So this spring, ditch your brrr -titude and embrace the sunny skies and spring forward with a positive outlook to take you into summer.

Here are seven ways to spring into spring this season.

Read more at Read more……………..
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OM Times: HOW TO HANDLE A 2018 MERCURY RETROGRADE

If you’re familiar with the term, “Mercury retrograde,” odds are you don’t have good feelings about it. “Oh, no, not again!” is the usual reaction to learning that one is coming up.

Take heart! It doesn’t mean the sky is falling. Mercury retrograde is not a freak occurrence, much less the end of the world. It’s a regular phenomenon that happens three or four times a year. We can’t stop it, but we can understand and work with it .Read more……………

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A Bountiful Moment

There is a solution to every problem

Daily Thought: Every problem encountered will go through stages to resolution. 1. The problem occurs and appears as overwhelming and insurmountable. 2. The problem becomes less chaotic and devastating and more about the solution. 3. A solution is thought about and a plan is developed. 4. The solution is acted upon. 5. The problem becomes less relevant the status quo returns. Always remember no matter what the problem is there is always a solution.

Daily Practice: Make sure you don’t get stuck or that you are not stuck in a problem cycle. Look at your daily functioning and life situations and determine if you have become stalled without implementing a solution to a problem. Make sure you are always moving forward in your life momentum whether the problems you encounter take one plan of action or multiple plans to overcome.

Have a Great Day and Believe in Yourself!

Dr. Juliann (my child therapist.com)

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EarthSky News: Mars brighter in 2018 than since 2003

Mars is getting brighter. By mid-2018, Mars will be at its brightest since 2003, when it was closer and brighter in our sky than in some 60,000 years.

Read more ……………….

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Patheos-Pagan: How I Know My Paganism Is Real: 8 Key Events

Last month Jason Mankey had a post titled When You Know the Magick & Witchcraft Are Real. I liked it and decided to do my own. But instead of talking in general terms, I want to talk about the key events on my Pagan journey that progressively increased my confidence to the point that I’ve changed my foundational assumptions about the world and the way it works.

I know what I write about on this blog is real. Here’s how.

Read more at Read more……………….

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Inner Journey: Contemplate Unity

“Poverty is in separatism. Abundance is in unity.”
— Torkom Saraydarian

Watch for those times when you perceive yourself to be separate from the rest of the world. When you find yourself feeling uncomfortable, threatened or isolated, remember Neale Donald Walsch’s words: “there’s only one of us in this room.”

When we perceive differences in thinking and behaving, we might remember that these are merely different expressions of the one universal life force. We can release judgment as to whether those differences are right or wrong or good or bad. We can drop the labels that divide the world into pieces, and simply appreciate the rich variety of ways that energy can manifest as form.

“If we are to achieve a rich culture, rich in contrasting values, we must recognize the whole gamut of human potentialities, and so weave a less arbitrary social fabric, one in which each diverse human gift will find a fitting place.”
— Margaret Mead

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Never underestimate the immense importance of someone’s birthday, to that same someone, on that very day.

It’s like, really, really HUGE.

Especially when you appreciate that they chose it, probably a million years ago, surrounded by the wisest of the wise, scared to pieces by rumors of tigers, volcanoes, and cough medicine. Yet encouraged, nevertheless, by tales of romance, adventure, and… YOU.

Really. No, really!

Thanks,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Japanese Tamagoyaki

Tamagoyaki is a traditional egg dish from Japan. It’s basically a slightly sweet rolled up omelette. You can eat it with rice or on its own. The lovely part about it is the layers it creates in the rolling process. You will love this soft and scrumptious comforting treat!

Read more……………

thriftyfun.com

 

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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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MNN: Sometimes, a cat just walks into your life and asks to be saved

Bonds between humans and animals often begin with a need and a desire to help. Such was the case for Sophie the cat and Brian Sheppard, the manager of a car dealership in Pocola, Oklahoma.

“One of my salesmen at the dealership I operate discovered Sophie with an empty can of dog food stuck on her head. She was very thin, and lethargic,” Brian recounted to MNN in an email.

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! Visit Our Store……….

Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/