Cat’s Morning Bits for February 9, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for February 9, 2021

Good Morning Beautiful Souls and welcome to a new year! 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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February is derived from the Latin word “februs” meaning “to cleanse.” The month was named after the Roman Festival, Februalia, a month long festival of purification and atonement.

February Events

Feb. 2: Imbolc/Candlemas and Groundhog Day

Feb. 5: World Animal Reiki Day

Feb. 7: Super Bowl Sunday

Feb. 11: New Moon at 11:05 am PST/ 12:05 pm MST/ 2:05 pm EST

Feb. 12: Chinese New Year of the Ox

Feb. 14: Valentines Day

Feb. 15: Presidents Day and Lupercalia

Feb. 16 Mardi Gras

Feb. 18: Sun enters Pisces

Feb. 19: National Caregivers Day

Feb. 20: Mercury goes DIRECT

Feb. 27: Full Moon at 12:17 am PST/ 1:17 am MST/ 3:17 am EST


Spirit Library: Deep Inner Purification (a message from Kate Spreckley)

We are all individually and collectively moving through a period of transition that is teaching us to live honestly and authentically. As a result, we are in a process of deep inner purification, which is eliminating any of the unnecessary or ineffectual energy we still carry.

Read more….

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Ladybug Spirit Guide – Ask the Spirit Guides Oracle – Totem Animal, Power Animal – Magical Crafting

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Spiritual Unite: WHAT IS SO SPECIAL ABOUT MASTER NUMBER 11?

Numerology has a rule; all double digits are added to reduce them down to a single digit. The numbers 1, 2, 3 and 4 are the exception when the numbers are paired together, they are called Master Numbers, 11, 22, 33 and 44.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Thoth, Egyptian Scribe God of Wisdom

Thoth (pronounced “Toth,” rhyming with “both,” rather than with “goth”) was one of the most important deities of ancient Egyptian religion and worship. Thoth was known as the tongue of Ra, who had cursed him, and he often spoke on Ra’s behal

Read more….

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Patheos / New Visions Two Forms of Compassion

What is compassion but drifting in the immensity of life with an open heart? We bump into and pass by so many torn and budding lives along the way. Some are like us, many are not—on the surface, but under it all, we remain the same ounce of spirit carried in skin and bone.

Read more….

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MBG: Your Valentine’s Week Horoscope Just Dropped & Here’s What Cupid Has In Store

According to the AstroTwins, the main astrological event of this week won’t be Valentine’s Day but the eye-opening new moon that falls beforehand. Here’s your horoscope:

Read more….

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Faerie Etiquette: 13 Rules To Keep You Safe Before You Begin Faerie Magick | Faerie Witchcraft 101

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Elephant Journal: The Only Intentions You Need for the New Moon in Aquarius and How to Set Them {February 11}

This month’s new moon is fast approaching and it is quite an auspicious time for all of us energetically. This particular new moon brings with it a stellium, which means that the sun, moon, Mercury, Venus, Jupiter, Saturn and the asteroid Pallas will all be hanging out together in the sign of Aquarius. Not only is this a pretty rare occurrence, it is also a time of powerful manifestation energy.

Read more….

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Treehugger: What Is Land Art?

You probably recognize land art, even if you don’t know exactly what it is. You may have even made some yourself, if you’ve drawn intricate patterns on a beach or arranged stones in a pattern near a stream bed.

Read more..

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EarthSky News: Observer’s challenge: Moon and morning planets on February 8, 9 and 10

On February 8, 9 and 10, 2021 – if you look east shortly before sunup – you’ll see the old moon going, going, almost gone as it heads into the sunrise glare. New moon will come on February 11. If you’re up for a big challenge, you can use the moon early this week to try finding the three morning planets:

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: New Moon, New You? Reflecting on Past Workings

Whether you did a working on the last new moon or not, I invite you to look back.

Not to berate or congratulate, but rather to see what you can see now. What you might have done differently, knowing what you know now.

Read more…...

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Pagan Playlist: MAY THE CIRCLE BE OPEN

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Inner Journey: THERE’S LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS

“Each difficult moment has the potential to open my eyes and open my heart.”
— Myla Kabat-Zinn

“Even the most daring and accomplished people have undergone tremendous difficulty. In fact, the more successful they became, the more they attributed their success to the lessons learned during their most difficult times. Adversity is our teacher. When we view adversity as a guide towards greater inner growth, we will then learn to accept the wisdom our soul came into this life to learn.”
— Barbara Rose

“No matter what difficulty you are facing, it is coming from Divine Light to bring you to a higher place within. Write down every conceivable reason that this situation can contribute towards your growth. Write down every way this experience can possibly set the stage for serving to uplift others. When you are complete, and have come to the other side of this experience, you will then know ‘why’ it happened.”
— Barbara Rose

“The period of greatest gain in knowledge and experience is the most difficult period in one’s life.”
— Dalai Lama

higherawareness.com

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Today’s Recipe: 14 Pink Cookie Recipes for Valentine’s Day

In essence, Valentine’s Day is about sharing — making appreciation, whether platonic, romantic, or familial known, and showing the people in your life how much you adore them.

Read more…..

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Magical Correspondences for Tuesday

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

Element: Fire


Incense: Dragon’s Blood, Patchouli
Planet: Mars
Star Signs: Aries and Scorpio
Angel: Samuel
Power Colors: Red and Orange
Herbs & Plants: Red Rose, Cock’s Comb, Pine, Daisy, Thyme and Pepper
Sacred Stones: Carnelian, Bloodstone, Ruby, Garnet and Pink Tourmaline
Oil: (Mars) Basil, Coriander, Ginger

Deities include Ares, Lilith, The Morrigan, Tiwaz, Tyr

Tuesday is ruled by Mars. Today’s energies align with all things masculine such as conflict, physical endurance and strength, lust, hunting, sports, and all types of competition. It can also be used for rituals involving surgical procedures or political ventures.

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Daily Wisdom
February 9, 2021

Self-Determination
“Can’t nothin’ make your life work if you ain’t the architect.”

-Terry McMillan, 1989


The architect’s job is to come up with the plan, to lay out the blue prints. There are all these decisions to made, and you have to start somewhere. Once you’ve got a plan, then you can lay the foundation, the framework, the whole building can come together. With life, we’ve got to be the architect. We have to make the decisions that are going to make our life work the way we want it to. When we have self-determination the sky’s the limit!

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Tower

People may be expecting or needing you to be laid-back and easy to deal with but your own inclinations may make you seem more difficult and demanding. You may see yourself as just being direct while others consider you as being tactless. Save yourself a lot of grief and use extra care with your words and actions. If someone gets bent out of shape, try to catch it instantly and stop it as soon as you can.

astrology.com

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily post are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.

I invite you to check out my websites!

The Desert Path: The dusty ramblings of a desert pagan. https://thedesertpath.com/

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for January 21, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for January 21, 2020

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

Blessings, Cat

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Winter for a moment takes the mind; the snow
Falls past the arc-light; icicles guard a wall;
The wind moans through a crack in the window;
A keen sparkle of frost is on the sill.
-Conrad Aiken (1889-1973)

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Spiritual Unite: Blue Star Spiritual Meaning – Fresh Start For Earth

The Blue Star spiritual meaning relates to the teachings of the Hopi culture in North America, a tribe of Native Americans that foretold the coming of European settlers.
Their teachings speak of nine signs that precede the final cleansing of humanity.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Best Books for Pagan Kids in 2020 

Are you a parent looking for books to read, to or with your children, that share your family’s Pagan-friendly values? A few years ago, there wasn’t a whole lot out there commercially available for kids in Pagan families, although that is certainly changing. However, it can still be kind of tough sometimes to find books, particularly in mainstream bookstores, and you may have to go directly to publisher websites to find new material.

Read more…

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MBG: Keep Your Aloe Vera Gel Fresh For Longer: 5 Storage Tips

In the world of natural skin care, aloe vera gel is one of the coolest kids on the block. (Pun intended.) Not only can it soothe gnarly sunburns and manage acne, but it could hydrate your scalp too. But despite all these benefits, there’s just one drawback: It has a super-short shelf life. As an all-natural, preservative-free ingredient, pure aloe vera gel can be difficult to keep fresh.

Read more…..

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Wise Woman Herbal Ezine: Usnea (Old Man’s Beard)
by Jessica Godina

Anyone who has walked through the forests of the southeast has encountered Usnea, but you might not have noticed it.

You probably didn’t know that the inconspicuous gray-green fuzzy stuff covering many of the trees is one of the gentlest yet strongest immune tonics in the herb world.

Read more….

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Today’s DIY: 4 Simple Jewelry Cleaners You Can Make Yourself

Over time, your jewelry can lose its shine due to the buildup of lotions, oils, and dirt. While you can take your items to a jewelry store for a professional cleaning, there are also cleaners you can make yourself for use at home. Try these simple do-it-yourself jewelry cleaners that use everyday household products

Read more….

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Elephant Journal: New Moon in Aquarius: A Time for Radical Change & Wild, Unexpected Magic. {January 24th}

There’s a wild and unexpected spark of magic in the air on Friday, January 24th with the new moon in Aquarius.
Expect nothing, and be open to everything.

Read more….

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MNN: Why does rain smell?
MIT researchers use high-speed cameras to show how the scent of fresh rain gets into the air — and how bacteria goes along for the ride.

We all know the scent, that earthy fresh aroma that fills the air during those first few minutes of rain.

Read more…

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EarthSky News: A winding river of stars called Eridanus

Tonight, you’ll need a very dark sky in order to see Eridanus the River. You won’t see this one from the city, or even the suburbs. Eridanus the River begins near the star Rigel in the constellation Orion the Hunter – and wells up in a great loop before ambling back down toward the southern horizon.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Listening To Your Deities

When faced with a decision, do you listen to your deities or assert your free will? Do you sometimes want to take the easy way out? Wonder why the deities want you to do this certain thing when it’s so darn unpleasant?

Read more….

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Inner Journey:

FEELING SAFE

“Oh the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all right out, just as they are — chaff and grain together — certain thata faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and with the breath of kindness blow the rest away….”
— Dinah Craik

We cherish our best friends and our special communities because we feel safe to be vulnerable when we’re in their embrace. And yet I have discovered that as long as I identify with my self-image, with my ego, there’s no safety possible anywhere. When theego is on watch, even a dear friend’s truth may trigger reactions like anxiety, self-criticism and fear.

The only true safety exists in living the truth of our soul, our essence.

“Open your body and your mind to the subtler levels of experience, letting go of your attempt to control, to be right, not worrying about appearances, not trying to be safe.”
— Stephen Levine

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Dwelling on the unimportant, stressing on the unintended, and freaking over the unknown simply doesn’t work… and are like lighting a match, in a dark room, to make sure no one spilled any gunpowder on your bicycle, under the stairs, near the back porch, in January.

Actually, some of that was intentionally unimportant, to hopefully distract you from feeling any stigma for freaking out over earlier unknowns.

You’re so adorable,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Roti Canai/Paratha (Indian Pancake)

“Breakfast, lunch, tea time, and dinner – this popular Indian pancake is available for a meal or snack. As kids we ate it sprinkled with sugar. It’s typically served with curry and sambal if you choose to spice it up.

https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/247233/roti-canaiparatha-indian-pancake/?internalSource=staff%20pick&referringId=233&referringContentType=Recipe%20Hub

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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
January 20, 2020

Heart

“Do not worry about what others are doing! Each of us should turn the searchlight inward and purify his or her own heart as much as possible.”

-Mohandas K. Gandhi (1869-1948)

We talk about how the heart thinks, and how the heart is intuitive – and we also understand that the heart has a conscience. We ask what is in someone’s heart, meaning that we want to know their intentions. But we can’t do anything about anyone else’s heart. We can only work on ourselves, and learn to tune in to our own heart’s wisdom and desires.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Chariot

It may start out as an ordinary day but a situation may arise that uncovers talents that you had no clue you had. Be adaptable and be willing to say, “Yes, I’ll give that a try,” rather than automatically saying, “Well I’m not sure. I’ve never done that before.” Be positive, optimistic, and sure of yourself. It’s the perfect day to learn something useful and profitable as well as exciting.

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 February 4, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for February 4, 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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Deep down within the frozen brook
I hear a murmur faint and sweet,
And lo! The ice breaks as I look,
And living waters touch my feet.
-Jane Goodwin Austin (1831-94)

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Spiritual Unite: Leaf Symbolic Meaning – Life Giving And Taking

The symbolic meaning of the leaf and leaves is as old as time.
We can find extensive symbolism from cultures all around the world for the plants they grow.

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/leaf-symbolic-meaning-life-giving-and-taking/

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MBG: Weekly Horoscope: Monday & Tuesday Are Ideal Moments For Manifesting

According to the AstroTwins, this week is the perfect moment to think big picture and use your skill set to start building a brighter world (no pressure!).
Monday is a great time to make a wish—for yourself and the world at large.

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

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Daily Good: How to Be Yourself

Some days, you need to remind yourself about what’s truly important in life. So sit back with a cup of your favorite beverage and give yourself a few minutes to savor this sweet video, which gives you a prescription for happiness in two minutes, starting with “show up.”

http://www.karmatube.org/videos.php?id=3342

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Elephant Journal: New Moon in Aquarius: it’s Time to Declutter our Emotional & Spiritual Lives

It’s time to “spring-clean” our emotional and spiritual clutter this month.
It’s still winter in the northern hemisphere but nonetheless, this is a great month for some “spring-cleaning.”

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/01/new-moon-in-aquarius-its-time-to-declutter-our-emotional-spiritual-lives/

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Spirit Library: Use Divine Truth to Embrace Joy

As your awareness of yourselves as spiritual beings grows, you see the human side in a different way and your awareness of your truth, as well as the potential for new self truths, is expanded with each step on the ascension path. And with that awareness you find new levels of truth and understanding. This can often include the things you do not like about yourselves because you now see the areas where you lacked faith or did not use your power

https://spiritlibrary.com/jennifer-hoffman/use-divine-truth-to-embrace-joy

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EarthSky News: Locate Cassiopeia the Queen

Cassiopeia was an Ethiopian queen in ancient Greek mythology. According to legend, she boasted she was more beautiful than the sea nymphs, called the Nereids. Vanity, in mythology, is never wise.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/cassiopeia-is-shaped-like-an-m-or-w

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Patheos-Pagan: Animism and the Power of Waterfalls

Waterfalls are places of spiritual power. On some level, most people can sense this to be true. Maybe we cannot express exactly that uplifting feeling inside. Maybe we just rush on to the next thing. But for those of us who stay and really feel, waterfalls provide not just a sense of wonder, but a way to expand our own spirits.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/theothersideofthehedge/2019/02/animism-and-the-power-of-waterfalls/

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Inner Journey:

PRACTICE DETACHMENT

As our consciousness rises, our perspective becomes more and more impersonal. What does this mean?

It means we are increasingly able to view our lives and the rest of the world with detachment. This does not mean we are cold and uncaring. Rather, we are self- contained. We have well-defined boundaries and we are able to think and act objectively, clearly and responsibly.

When we have learned detachment, we do not get hooked into the thoughts and feelings of others. We are not easily upset or manipulated. We may feel compassion for others but this does not cloud our ability to choose how we think, feel and behave. We also do not need others to behave in any particular way.

“Until we take how we see ourselves (and how we see others) into account, we will be unable to understand how others see and feel about themselves and their world. Unaware, we will project our intentions on their behavior and call ourselves objective.”
— Stephen Covey

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Have you stopped to consider that it’s life’s “disconnects,” “almosts,” and “not quites,” that make life’s “connections,” “gotchas,” and “eurekas” so fantastically romantic?

Good, because they were your idea.

Wild thing,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Cinnamon Sugar Cookies

With just three simple ingredients, you can make “shortcut” cinnamon sugar cookies. A fast and easy way to make some cookies, makes a nice little treat for the kids (adults too!).

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Cinnamon-Sugar-Cookies.html

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

Intentions: Psychic Sensitivity, Women’s Mysteries, Tides, Waters, Emotional Issues, Agriculture, Animals, Female Fertility, Messages, Theft, Reconcilliations, Voyages, Dreams, Medicine, Visions and Merchandise

Incense: African Violet, Honeysuckle, Myrtle, Willow, Wormwood
Planet: Moon
Sign: Cancer
Angel: Gabriel
Colors: Silver, White and Gray
Herbs/Plants: Night Flowers, Willow Root, Orris Root, Birch, Motherwort, Vervain, White Rose and White Iris
Stones: Carnelian, Moonstone, Aquamarine, Pearl, Clear Quartz, Flourite, Geodes
Oil: (Moon) Jasmine, Lemon, Sandalwood

Goddesses: Luna, Selene, Diana, Re, Gaeleach, Ida, Artemis [Whom The Greeks Associated With Bast], The Witches, Yemaya, Erzulie, Bast

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Beliefnet: Creating Your Psychic Protection Shield

We all need to shield ourselves before we go out the door. Just as we put on clothes to protect our body and carry an umbrella in the rain, we must put on our psychic shield to protect our energy. Creating your psychic protection shield should be done every day
Read more at https://www.beliefnet.com/inspiration/creating-your-psychic-protection-shield.aspx#gBsZM3HPyxRh8WGj.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 15, 2018

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