Cat’s Morning Bits for June 26, 2019

CMB green

Cat’s Morning Bits for June 26, 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

_________________________

Great is the sun, and wide he goes
Through empty heaven without repose;
And in the blue and glowing days
More thick than rain he showers his rays.
-Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-94)

____________________________

Spiritual Unite: Penguin Spirit Animal Meaning – Being The Best You

Looking for the penguin spirit animal meaning? Your penguin spirit animal appears to you when you need a reminder of the power of friendship, family and community.
It also lends you determination and drives during times of hardship.

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/penguin-spirit-animal-meaning-being-the-best-you/

___________________________

ThoughtCo: Wicca, Witchcraft or Paganism?

As you study and learn more about magical living and modern Paganism, you’re going to see the words witch, Wiccan, and Pagan pretty regularly, but they’re not all the same. As if that wasn’t confusing enough, we often discuss Paganism and Wicca, as if they’re two different things. So what’s the deal? Is there a difference between the three? Quite simply, yes, but it’s not as cut and dried as you might imagine

https://www.learnreligions.com/wicca-witchcraft-or-paganism-2562823

___________________________

Spirit Library: The Courage to Share your Gifts (a message from Archangel Raphael channeled by Shanta Gabriel)

Dear Ones,

Courage is the power that backs up the Love in your heart. Courage is the active, expanding field of Light that supports you. Courage is what you need to share your gifts with the world.

Providing the ways and means to act from your heart is fertilizing the field of your dreams.

https://spiritlibrary.com/shanta-gabriel/the-courage-to-share-your-gifts

____________________________

Daily Tarot: Death

There’s a sense of security in what is old, and with something new coming into your life it’s natural to be a bit afraid. Give this new situation a chance and give yourself time to get comfortable with the new conditions. It could be as simple as getting your hair cut or changing your glasses frames, but it could be much bigger than that.

astrology.com

____________________________

Elephant Journal: I came to this Earth to be Whole.

People want to see only the shiny,
pretty, admirable parts of me.

As if I was a precious diamond
to be polished all the time.

But I am not.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/06/i-came-to-this-earth-to-be-whole-ilda-dashi/

_____________________________

MNN: 10 reasons making music is good for your brain

Turns out Mom and Dad were right: those piano lessons and the endless hours in school band practice were good for you. From making you smarter, to diminishing the effects of brain aging, to improving emotional stability, it seems that playing an instrument has a hand in reconfiguring your brain and enhancing it — permanently. And to be clear: Just listening to music doesn’t cut it. It’s the active work of bringing sounds to life that delivers the biggest benefit.

https://www.mnn.com/leaderboard/stories/10-reasons-why-making-music-is-good-for-your-brain

____________________________

EarthSky News: See the Dragon’s Eyes on summer evenings

Tonight, find the Dragon’s Eyes. For years, I’ve glanced up in the north at this time of year and spied the two stars marked on today’s chart, Rastaban and Eltanin in the constellation Draco. They’re noticeable because they’re relatively bright and near each other. There’s always that split-second when I ask myself with some excitement what two stars are those? It’s then that my eyes drift to blue-white Vega nearby . . . and I know, by Vega’s nearness, that they are the stars Rastaban and Eltanin

https://earthsky.org/tonight/rastaban-and-eltanin-belong-to-constellation-draco

________________________
Patheos-Pagan: Lammas Incense Recipe for Fiery Leo Magick

For my practice of witchcraft, I like to create my own herbal incense recipes. I choose ingredients whose magickal correspondences are appropriate to the goal of whatever rite or spell is afoot. I like to start with a look at the astrological goings and flowings of the moment. For example, let’s make one for Lammas Sabbat, the witch’s solar celebration of High Summer, which rolls around at the midpoint of Leo, or 15º of Leo.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/witchonfire/2019/06/lammas-incense-recipe-fiery-leo-magick/

_____________________________

Inner Journey:

LEVELS OF CONSCIOUSNESS

“The greatest discovery of my generation is that man can alter his life simply by altering his attitude of mind.”
— William James

Here is one perspective on levels of consciousness and some descriptive words to help us identify the differences:
•Not conscious – instinctual, follower
•Subconscious – habitual, robotic, reactive
•Conscious – aware, intelligent, conceptual, reflective
•Superconscious – intuitive, guiding, truthful, loving, universal

Reflect on how you typically move through your day. As we use our minds more consciously, we open up to the superconsciousness.

“Utilizing your conscious mind to direct the subconscious mind to enter into communication and harmony with the universal mind is the secret of personal power.”
— Delfin Knowledge System

higherawareness.com
_____________________________

A Note from the Universe

In the adventure of life, at first, no one gets it. So help is sent.

Then, over time, some start getting it, but no one lives it. So more help is sent.

Soon, some start living it and even more start getting it, and an upward spiral ensues.

Eventually, of course, everyone is getting it and living it…

But Earth’s not there yet.

So the question to ask yourself, is, “Who shall I help next?”
You so get it,

The Universe

tut.com

_________________________

Today’s Deity: Kokopelli

Known as a fertility god, prankster, healer and story teller, Kokopelli has been a source of wonder throughout the country for centuries. Kokopelli embodies the true American Southwest, and dates back over 3,000 years ago, when the first petroglyphs were carved. Although his true origins are unknown, this traveling, flute-playing Casanova is a sacred figure to many Southwestern Native Americans. Carvings of this hunch-backed flute-playing figure have been found painted and carved into rock walls and boulders throughout the Southwest.

https://www.indigenouspeople.net/kokopelli.htm

_____________________________
Today’s Recipe: Caramelized Onion Balsamic Chicken Salad

This salad is scrumptious! We call it “Fancy Restaurant Salad”. The balsamic sauce is used to marinate the chicken, as the salad dressing, and as the finishing touch to your caramelized onions. Using one sauce for these three different things gives each of them their own unique flavour.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Caramelized-Onion-Balsamic-Chicken-Salad.html

__________________________________
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]

_________________________
Daily Wisdom
June 26, 2019

Colors

“I had forgotten what mustard fields looked like… Sheet upon sheet of blazing yellow, half-way between sulphur and celandrine, with hot golden sunshine pouring down upon them out of a dazzling June sky. It thrilled me like music.”

-Monica Baldwin, I Leap Over the Wall, 1950

The first thing that comes to mind when I think about yellow is the sun – beautiful, life-affirming, skin warming sunshine! I also think about old-fashioned wooden pencils and school buses – and sunflowers! It’s really a happy color, isn’t it? Yellow seems to be attention-getting, and in color therapy, it is used to harness attention. Wearing a citrine, for example, is supposed to help you concentrate. And whoever invented the original Post-It notes must have made them yellow for a reason! If this were written in color, I’d send a bright yellow happy face today!

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

_________________________________

About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily post are re-blogged 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, 2019

 

CMB canva sm

Cat’s Morning Bits for March 22, 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

_________________________

Daffodils, that come before the swallow dares, and take the winds of March with beauty.
-Williams Shakespeare (1564-1616)

____________________________

Spiritual Unite: Number 14 Meaning – Balance Freedom With Control

Through synchronicity, the universe often shows us clues, messages and instructions encoded within numbers.
The number 14 is one of the more common synchronous numbers, so we know more about its meaning.

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/number-14-meaning-balance-freedom-with-control/

___________________________

Beliefnet: A Goddess for Every Need

The Goddess in her many forms is accessible to modern women for divine inspiration and guidance with all aspects of our lives. They can help increase finances and good fortune, bring love and success, enhance intuition, and ward off negativity.
Read more at https://www.beliefnet.com/wellness/2003/10/a-goddess-for-every-need.aspx#oGfx8pwOIHjkQiqv.99

____________________________

Elephant Journal: Seven Simple Tips to Clear Out Bad Energy.

When I was moving into my new house a few years ago, I was working closely with a spiritual teacher at the time.
We used to talk frequently about energy and how to keep it at a high frequency.

As an empath, I feel other people’s energy deeply. So keeping my own energy vibrating highly is incredibly important to me.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2017/04/seven-simple-tips-to-clear-out-bad-energy/

_____________________________

MNN: Hidden camera reveals true identity of ‘ghost’ in U.K. man’s tool shed

For weeks, it seemed Bill Mckears’ tool shed was being haunted by a most mischievous spirit.
The 72-year-old from Severn Beach, U.K., kept waking up to find metal parts — screws and scraps mostly — in a box containing bird feed.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/mouse-tool-shed-mckears-holbrook-hidden-camera

____________________________

EarthSky News: Westward shift of Orion and all the stars

We always get this question at this time of year:
Orion seems to have moved and turned considerably in the last two weeks. Will Orion disappear before summer?
The answer is yes, it’ll soon disappear into the sun’s glare. And – although you might notice it more easily with this particularly bright and noticeable constellation – the fact is that, like Orion, all the stars and constellations shift westward as the seasons pass.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/the-westward-shift-of-orion-and-all-the-stars

________________________
Patheos-Pagan: Messages from Spirits of the Land

A few weeks ago I noticed something sparkling from the back yard. When I went to investigate I discovered a blue marble sitting in the very center of my back patio. I assumed it was a message from the Fae, but I’m also a healthy skeptic, so I waited. The next day, I found a hazelnut shell in the exact same place. The next day a whole peanut. The next day half of a walnut shell. These were clearly all messages from the Spirits of the Land

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/thewitchesnextdoor/2019/03/spirits-of-the-land/

_____________________________

Inner Journey:

REFLECTIONS ON EFFORT

The anxious student asked the Zen master how long to enlightenment. The Zen Master answered a long time, at least 10 years. The student said, “Well I will work twice as hard.” The Zen master said, “Then it will take 20 years.” “No!” said the committed student, “I will work three times as hard.” “Well then,” said the Zen master, “it will take 30 years.”

Do you need to work at being spiritual? No. You already are spiritual. Do you need to work at being human? No. That’s just who you are.

The spiritual path doesn’t require us to get anything. It’s a process of opening to new dimensions of who we already are. It’s a process of awakening to our own truth. It’s a process of allowing ourselves to be authentic.

“It is not by your actions that you will be saved, but by your being.”
— Meister Eckhart

“People ask what must they become to be loving. The answer is ‘nothing.’ It is a process of letting go of what you thought you had become and allowing your true nature to float to the surface naturally.”
— Stephen Levine

higherawareness.com
_____________________________

A Note from the Universe 

Think of someone very, very special to you.

Now feel yourself bursting with love for them.

Now mentally shower, drench, and soak them in that love.

Now mentally shower, drench, and soak yourself in my love.

Cascades,

The Universe

tut.com

_________________________
Today’s Recipe: This Sweet Pea Salad Is Affordable & High-Protein

Spring is finally here, and you know what that means: It’s time for spring cleaning. Usually, this means decluttering the house or your closet, but this year we’re expanding that to include our food choices. It’s a great time to take inventory of what we’re eating, what’s working, and what’s not

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/this-sweet-pea-salad-is-affordable-and-high-protein

__________________________________
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

_________________________
Daily Wisdom
March 22, 2019

Compassion

“The dew of compassion is a tear.”

-George Gordon Noel Byron (1788-1824)

Compassion carries with it emotion. We feel it in our hearts. Compassion spurs us to action. It shows us the best of who we are, it allows us to move past our own issues and focus on the contribution we can make to our fellow human beings.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

_________________________________

Beliefnet: Inspirational Quotes that Celebrate Springtime
Spring is here! Welcome springtime and new beginnings. Let these great quotes and sayings about spring time lift your spirits!
Read more…………..

___________________________
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 18, 2019

CMB canva sm

Cat’s Morning Bits for March 18, 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

_________________________

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

__________________________

Spirit Library: The Vibration of Beauty

Beauty is said to be in the eye of the beholder; indeed this is true. Beauty had been defined by society to be a specific shape, person, reality or experience. When you allow beauty as a vibration to integrate into your life you are moving beyond the ego perspective of beauty.

https://spiritlibrary.com/goddess-light/the-vibration-of-beauty

___________________________

MBG: 5 Ways To Make Your Spiritual Practices More Sustainable

Like many people on a spiritual journey, I meditate daily, practice yoga and reiki, and regularly cleanse my home with herbs. Over the years, I’ve amassed quite a collection of stones, jewelry, Palo Santo, and the like.

But as a public health advocate, I have been shocked and saddened to learn about the environmental damage we can sometimes cause in pursuit of these spiritual objects.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/the-environmental-impact-of-some-spiritual-practices

____________________________

Daily Good: A Moment with Mr. Rogers

“I interviewed Fred Rogers, creator and host of television’s Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, by telephone a few years before he died. The occasion was the publication of his new book. Mister Rogers arrived on television after I grew up but I’d watched his show with our young daughter. She and I both preferred the often frantic Sesame Street, finding the Neighborhood a bit slow, sometimes a bit boring. Yet we kept watching it because we sensed something real and true behind the words and deeds of Fred Rogers and his friends and puppets on the show.” Jeff Zaleski shares more in this engaging piece about his interaction with a beloved national hero.

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2221/a-moment-with-mr-rogers-jeff-zaleski/

____________________________

Elephant Journal: The Spiritual Meaning behind our Ears Ringing. 

Noticing an obtrusive ringing sound in the ears can be a symptom of a medical condition.
However, in many cases, people—particularly those who are highly sensitive to energy—experience a frequent and loud ringing noise or buzzing sensation in their ears (also known as “white noise”) with no direct link to the physical body or credible medical explanation.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/06/the-spiritual-meaning-behind-our-ears-ringing/

_____________________________

MBG: Weekly Horoscope: Why Wednesday Is One Of The Most Important Days Of The Year, Astrologically Speaking

This week, the AstroTwins break down Wednesday’s doozy of a day that has major astrological significance.
Psst…Wednesday is the start of Aries season AND the spring equinox AND a full moon.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/weekly-horoscope-march-18-24-2019 

______________________________

EarthSky News: Moon, star Regulus on March 18 and 19

On March 18 and 19, 2019 – the moon is moving through the constellation Leo the Lion, past Regulus, the brightest star in Leo, representing the Lion’s Heart. On these nights, the glare of the bright waxing gibbous moon might make it difficult to see all the Lion’s stars. But you’ll probably see Regulus, which is a 1st-magnitude star, that is, one of our sky’s brightest stars. And you might also glimpse the pattern of stars of which Regulus is a part. This backwards question mark pattern is a famous asterism within Leo, called The Sickle.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/moon-moving-toward-star-regulus

________________________
Patheos-Pagan: Hail & Welcome Spring: 10 Fun Facts About The Spring Equinox

The spring equinox is just around the corner. I know this because the huge tree in my backyard has started to bud and there’s yellow mustard everywhere. The clocks jumped ahead an hour recently, and the extra light signals spring has sprung here as well. But just what is the spring equinox? Here, in no particular order, are 10 fun facts I found

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/thewitchesnextdoor/2019/03/hail-welcome-spring-10-fun-facts-about-the-spring-equinox/

_____________________________

Inner Journey:

CHOOSE DIFFERENTLY TODAY

“It is always your next move.”
— Napoleon Hill

The great benefit of heightened awareness is that we have more choice in how we live our lives. At any moment, we can purposefully choose a new experience for ourselves. We can choose to pay attention, breathe more deeply, laugh, rest, play, appreciate, do something different – the possibilities are endless.

Whenever you remember, TAKE YOURSELF OFF AUTO-PILOT and really examine your situation. Take charge and make a choice that will enrich your experience. At the end of the day, reflect on what happened and how you felt when you chose a new line of thought, feeling or action.

“We cannot tell what may happen to us in the strange medley of life. But we can decide what happens in us — how we can take it, what we do with it — and that is what really counts in the end.”
— Joseph Fort Newton

“When a defining moment comes along, you can do one of two things. Define the moment, or let the moment define you.”
— Tin Cup (the movie)

And remember: “If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice.”
— Neil Peart

higherawareness.com
_____________________________

A Note from the Universe 

There’s never been a conflict from which both parties didn’t have something very cool to learn.

That’s why we call them parties.

Gr-r-r-

The Universe

tut.com

_________________________
Today’s Recipe: Volcano Potatoes

I saw this on tv, but found many recipes on the internet afterwards, and went from there. The minute I saw this potato, well… I HAD to make them. They tasted even better than they look, and the name of them grabbed me, too.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Volcano-Potatoes.html

__________________________________
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

_________________________
Daily Wisdom
March 18, 2019

Compassion

“What value has compassion that does not take its object in its arms?”

-Antoine de Saint-Exupery (1900-1944)

Compassion at its best is active. We can feel someone’s pain, and then we can actually do something to alleviate that pain. When we come together with compassion, our hearts join, and we feel our connection with Spirit and each other.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

_________________________________

Beliefnet: 10 Inspiring Irish Blessings

Irish blessings offer peace, comfort, and joy; here are 10 to inspire you!

Read more………………

___________________________
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 May 11, 2018

CMB Flowers and Coffee

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 11, 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

_________________________

Come rambling awhile through this exquisite weather
Of days that are fleet to pass,
When the stem of the willow shoots out a green feather,
And buttercups burn in the grass!

-Edgar Fawcett (1847-1904)

____________________________

 

MBG: 6 DIY Epsom Salt Baths Tailored To Help Ease Fatigue, Anxiety & More

Just as enjoying a cup of herbal tea can soothe myriad ailments from inflammation to indigestion to sleep problems, so, too, can a daily bath ritual infused with botanicals and herbs provide a therapeutic sanctuary tailored to the needs of your body, mind, and spirit.

Medicinal plants, flowers, and oils have been used in baths for thousands of years for relaxation, invigoration, and replenishment.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/epsom-salt-bath-side-effects

____________________________

A Bountiful Moment

First ask yourself: What is the worst that can happen? Then prepare to accept it. Then proceed to improve on the worst. Dale Carnegie

Daily Thought:When adversity hits, and it will, develop a plan to move through it. This will help to maintain forward momentum vs. giving up and getting stuck, or becoming devastated and defeated. Think of what is the worst thing that can happen? Then think of all the ways you can to support yourself through the toughest time imaginable. There is always a way to make things better.

Daily Practice: Think of your biggest fears? Are they tangible or buried in your mind? What is holding you back from living your life to the fullest? Now develop a plan to move forward by creating support that will keep you from experiencing what you are afraid of.

Have a Great Day and Believe in Yourself!

Dr. Juliann (my child therapist.com)

____________________________

Elephant Journal: Discover Your Bird Medicine & How It Can Change Your Life

Several days ago, I sat at my desk, contemplating the feelings I want to cultivate in my life.
As I was searching inward, I glanced up and saw a hawk soaring toward me directly outside my window. Its wings were outstretched, its movements confident and bold. That was exactly how I wanted to feel.
Whenever I am outside, or even just looking out the window, I like to read the signs in nature. I learned to do this in an experiential course on shamanism and spirituality that I took several years ago, where we learned how to connect more deeply with our spirit and communicate with the spirit world.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/04/discover-your-bird-medicine-how-it-can-guide-your-life/

_____________________________

MNN: Why San Diego’s tides are glowing blue

Surfers, kayakers and beach-combers in San Diego, California, were greeted by a bizarre and beautiful sight: the ocean waters emitting a bright blue glow as the waves crashed and the tide came in.

The cause of this unusual phenomenon was a tiny organism called Lingulodinium polyedrum. This dinoflagellate (a type of algae) blooms every few years in the waters around San Diego, forming what is known as a red tide.

https://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/eco-tourism/stories/will-san-diegos-tides-glow-blue-again-this-year

____________________________

EarthSky News: Jupiter rising, Venus setting

They’re the sky’s 2 brightest planets, and they hang on either side of your sky now – Jupiter in the east and Venus in the west – shortly after sunset.

Read more……………

________________________

Patheos-Pagan: Garden Magic: Welcome to my magical garden

Whether you only have a window sill with a pot plant on, a small city terrace, a playing field or several acres, you can always work with the magic of your garden. I think the kitchen extends into the garden anyway, so a Kitchen Witch will often be found pottering around in amongst the plants.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/beneaththemoon/2018/05/garden-magic/

_____________________________

Inner Journey:

LIMITED PERSPECTIVES

“And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.”
— Friedrich Nietzsche

We never have enough information to enable us to fully understand the truth of the reality around us. And there is never only one correct perspective about anything.

Knowing this helps me let go of my tendency to label things as good or bad. I suffer least when I can accept reality just as it is. And I benefit most when I open my heart and mind in appreciation.

“If you are pained by external things, it is not they that disturb you, but your own judgment of them. And it is in your power to wipe out that judgment now.”
— Marcus Aurelius

higherawareness.com

 

_____________________________

A Note from the Universe

Your invisible limiting beliefs are only invisible when you live within their limits – or when you keep on doing what you’ve always been doing.

Push yourself. Dare yourself to think bigger, to reach, and to behave as if a dream or two of yours has already manifested. Then you’ll see them pop out of the woodwork, as if painted florescent orange, loaded to the teeth with logic, imploring you to turn around and go back to safety!

Do something, do it today, something you wouldn’t normally do. Like maybe… take off early from work…

Aha! Did you just see a couple of ’em?!

The Universe

tut.com

_________________________

Today’s Recipe: Mango Ice Cream

This delicious ice cream contains mangos and coconut milk instead of dairy.

I saw this recipe on Pinterest and had to try it. I actually had all the ingredients. It’s super quick to make. It’s a lot easier than homemade ice cream. My kids can’t stop eating it! I love that there is no added sugar. It’s delicious!

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Mango-Ice-Cream.html

__________________________________

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, Palmarosa, Rose, Yarrow, Apple Blossom, Musk, Ambergris

_________________________

Daily Wisdom
May 11, 2018

Connection

“We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.” -Thornton Wilder

A conscious heart: that’s something to strive for! I have heard it said that the longest distance is the distance between the head and the heart. Why is this? Why do we not trust our hearts? We “think” we know better, but do we? We feel alive, energized, and happy when we feel love and gratitude. Our treasures are all around us and within us. We have only to open up our hearts to it, to open up our awareness to it.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

_________________________________

Beliefnet: The Healing Power of Yoga

Yoga is more than movement. It’s more than a mat or a set of stretches or a 90-minute activity to take the edge off the day. To Ally Hamilton, author of “Yoga’s Healing Power,” it is a way of life, and a path to healing. Yoga, which has more than 20 million American devotees, has definite physical benefits, helping people increase flexibility and relax their bodies. Yoga, as a system of thought, can also bring healing to the mind.
 http://www.beliefnet.com/wellness/the-healing-power-of-yoga.aspx#qyOqFEyFHbpIrqEY.99

___________________________

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/

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 2, 2018

CMB Flowers and Coffee

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 2, 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

_________________________

Month of little hands with daisies,
Lovers’ love, and poets’ praises;
O thou merry month complete,
May, thy very name is sweet!
-Leigh Hunt (1784-1859)

almanac.com

____________________________

Spiritual Unite: The Journey By Chris Claxton 

We came into this world from a source of light, and brought nothing with us but a hidden blueprint for this life and a soul contract agreement which again is none physical and not even held by us.
And we will, as sure as eggs are eggs, return to that source taking nothing with us but a knowledge of our time existence upon this human Earth.

http://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/the-journey-by-chris-claxton/

___________________________

MBG: 3 Reasons Mindfulness Is A Powerful Tool Against Eating Disorders

It’s a challenge for anyone to stay in the present moment. With our incessant social media scrolling, 24/7 news stream, and constant planning for the future, the distractions are omnipresent these days. For those suffering from eating disorders, a comparison mindset is one of those crippling distractions that keeps us from living in the here and now

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/mindfulness-to-heal-eating-disorders

____________________________

 

MNN: Could baking soda be the key to fighting autoimmune disease?

Although researchers are still in the early stages of testing, a new study holds promise for people with autoimmune disorders. There’s the potential that something as simple as a daily dose of baking soda in water could reduce the inflammation of diseases like rheumatoid arthritis. But there’s still a whole lot of research to be done.

https://www.mnn.com/health/fitness-well-being/stories/could-baking-soda-be-key-fighting-autoimmune-disease

____________________________

EarthSky News: All you need to know: Eta Aquariid meteor shower

This year’s forecast calls for the peak before dawn on May 5. Unfortunately, the waning gibbous moon will interfere.

http://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/everything-you-need-to-know-eta-aquarid-meteor-shower

________________________

Patheos-Pagan: The Witch Who Hated Spells

The Witch who hated spells didn’t hate them for the reason you might think. This Witch was actually quite talented at creating and performing spells. They didn’t hate them because there had been a spell that had gone wrong, or perhaps too right. No no, nothing like that at all.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/tempest/2018/04/the-witch-who-hated-spells.html

_____________________________

Inner Journey: Seek Insights

“The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival.”
— Aristotle

INSIGHTS happen only when we shift to a higher, more inclusive perspective. As we grow in wisdom and experience, we become less attached to the form of reality and more aware of its spiritual side – its qualities, values and meaning. As we get to know ourselves as souls, we begin to let go of the self-consciousness of the ego. This allows us to more effectively include others and work with the whole picture.

When there is more in sight, we get more insights.

Try becoming aware of those times when you focus on differences. At those times, STOP and PAY ATTENTION and IDENTIFY SIMILARITIES INSTEAD. See how all parts fit into a bigger picture. Expand your perspectives. Find common causes, motives and needs. Go to another level of thinking and problem solving. Be open to using more imagination and creativity. Shift your thinking from “either/or” to “both/and” and be prepared for more insights.

“Insight occurs when, and to the degree that, one knows oneself.”
— Andrew Schneider

“We are not what we know. We are what we are willing to learn.”
— Council on Ideas

higherawareness.com

_____________________________

A Note from the Universe

You could call me your friend, but that’s not quite enough. You could call me your guide, but there’s more to it than that.

You could call me your conspirator, your helper, or your agent; your coach, counselor, or confidant; your father, mother, or child. You could call me the sun, the moon, and the stars; the wind, the sky, and the rain; the past, the present, and the future.

But really, what I’m getting at, the purpose behind all these Notes, and perhaps what I’d most like to hear one day, is you calling me “yourself.”

O-h-m-m-m-m-m…

The Universe

tut.com

_________________________

Today’s Recipe: Spicy Bok Choy

This is a quick and easy side dish you can whip up with minimal ingredients. Pairs perfectly with any rice dish or soup.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Spicy-Bok-Choy-Side-Dish.html

__________________________________

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]

_________________________

Daily Wisdom
May 2, 2018

Friendship

“Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.” -Anais Nin

Have you ever noticed that some new friends you don’t just “meet,” but you “recognize?” It’s as if we can see ourselves in that person. Maybe it’s chemistry, feeling that connection of oneness – or maybe it’s memory of a past life together or something. Whatever the reason, the discovery of this new friendship often leads to great things. Find out just why you were brought together. There are no coincidences!

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

_________________________________

Beliefnet: 10 Inspiring Quotes for a Depressed Heart

What is it about a short quotation that carries so much power? Anyone who has ever been moved by “I have a dream” or “I think, therefore I am” knows that a single, simple quote can change a day, a life, a world.

For those who suffer from depression, words of uplift and inspiration are always welcome. Explore these quotations and see if a few simple words might change your day, your life, or your world

 http://www.beliefnet.com/wellness/health/10-inspiring-quotes-for-a-depressed-heart.aspx#FpjsPWtCIsgdX3IT.99

___________________________

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/


					

Cat’s Morning Bits for April 27, 2018

CMB Flowers and Coffee

Cat’s Morning Bits for April 27, 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

_________________________

This is the weather the cuckoo likes,
And so do I;
When showers betumble the chestnut spikes,
And nestlings fly.

-Thomas Hardy (1840-1928)

almanac.com

____________________________

Spiritual Unite: The 9 Best Crystals for Astral Projection

Crystals for astral projection are helpful in both voluntary and involuntary travelling. These stones are known to have special powers that augment your out of body experience. Here is the list of best crystals that can help you with astral projection: Iolite: Iolite is known as the exploration stone. It produces a long-lasting effect on your mind on the astral

http://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/crystals-for-astral-projection/

___________________________

MBG: Struggling With Willpower? A ‘Spiritual Anchor’ Is The Solution You’ve Been Looking For

A “spiritual anchor” is an object that reminds people of what gives their lives meaning and purpose and consequently why they may want to change their behavior. It’s a talisman that connects to the most powerful neuro-networks in the central nervous system those that influence behaviors. This is because meaning and purpose are strongly related to emotions that “emote movement” toward healthy choices, choices people make because they are associated with what matters most to them.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/spiritual-anchor-for-willpower

____________________________

A Bountiful Moment

The longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater is their power to harm us. ~Voltaire

Daily Thought: When you look back at past experiences make sure you are focusing on the wins, the overcoming and the achievements. Don’t focus on what should have been, could have been or the what if? Focus on the positive aspects of you and your life will only grow more of the same. Be strong and support the best you to continue to be better and better

Daily Practice: Write yourself a small note of congratulations for all you have accomplished. Write it as if it is to someone you are really proud of and inspired by. Write as many details as possible describing what characteristics you see as impressive and awesome! Now read it back to yourself. Save it and read it over and over and over until you can believe it is you.

Have a Great Day and Believe in Yourself!

Dr. Juliann (my child therapist.com)

____________________________

MNN: How to identify different types of bees

When was the last time you were in your garden, saw a bee, grabbed it and squeezed it? Probably never, right?

Unless you’ve done that, there’s a good chance that if you’ve ever been stung it wasn’t by a bee, said Becky Griffin. And she would know. Griffin teaches classes on bees to children and adults through the Center for Urban Agriculture at the University of Georgia Extension’s Northwest District and is a certified beekeeper in Cherokee County, Georgia

https://www.mnn.com/your-home/organic-farming-gardening/stories/how-identify-different-types-bees

____________________________

EarthSky News: Tonight and tomorrow night Moon near Spica

Spica, in the constellation Virgo, is one of our sky’s brightest stars. An even brighter object will be nearby, the planet Jupiter.

http://earthsky.org/tonight/moon-in-virgo-near-spica-on-april-27

________________________

Patheos-Pagan: Lord of the Rings: Lessons to Remember, Lessons to Forget

A couple weeks ago some friends and I gathered for a Lord of the Rings marathon: all three movies back to back to back, complete with second breakfast, elevenes, lunch, dinner, and enough tea and ale to keep all the hobbits happy. It was a fun day – and a long day.

Tales of heroism – particularly from creatures as small and unlikely as hobbits – are popular with everyone

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/johnbeckett/2018/04/lord-of-the-rings-lessons-to-remember-lessons-to-forget.html

_____________________________

Inner Journey: What do you feed your mind

“I then remembered why I avoid the ‘news,’ if that’s what you want to call it. Our ‘news’ is a misnomer, and it’s more like ‘the ongoing train wreck you can tune in to at any time when you want to divert yourself from your purpose and your happiness… lose your faith in humanity… and go from feeling like things are pretty good to feeling like the world is going to sh*t and why bother going on, I mean really?'”
— Ali Brown

Our beliefs create our reality. If we wish to live happy, healthy lives, it’s vital that we feed our minds healthy, nourishing material. The negative, sensational focus of today’s ‘news’ media hardly serves to enlighten us about the true state of the planet. Let’s open to our limitless potential by keeping our focus firmly on what uplifts us.

“The world is not dying. It’s not falling apart. It’s changing. I personally believe that pessimism is an indulgence, despair an insult to the imagination. There are wonderfully positive things out there.”
— Wade Davis

higherawareness.com

_____________________________

A Note from the Universe

As if the most accomplished amongst you didn’t have their own piercing doubts, fears, and worries. Didn’t have spells when they believed they were inadequate, lost, and dependent. Hadn’t at times felt downhearted, discouraged, and all alone in the world.

Yet still… you know their names.

You are no less,

The Universe

tut.com

_________________________

Today’s Recipe: Thai Yellow Curry

This curry is by far one of my family’s favourite meals. It’s creamy, savoury, spicy and has a hint of sweetness. This version uses chicken, potatoes and carrots, but you can use any mix of meats and/or vegetables and it’s an absolute delight.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Thai-Yellow-Curry.html

__________________________________

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

_________________________

 

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 the Store

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


					

Cat’s Morning Bits for April 9, 2018

CMB Flowers and Coffee

Cat’s Morning Bits for April 9, 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

_________________________

When April blows his horn,
It’s good for hay and corn.
-proverb

almanac.com

____________________________

 

Beliefnet: Songs for New Beginnings

Music has the power to bypass our normal thought processes and connect with our imaginations, our hearts and our souls. It has the power to soothe and inspire, to motivate and uplift.

When lyrics and music combine, and we choose the right songs, they can become mantras, affirming what we want to create in our lives.

In that spirit, here is a selection of songs and potential deeper meanings that could assist in making a fresh start, anytime.

And once we get the knack of finding meaningful messages in the lyrics of these songs, we can apply the same technique to our favorites and create playlists to help us make the most of every area of our lives.

So let’s harness the power of music to make a fresh start!

Read more…………

_______________________________

mindbodygreen: What Is Echinacea Tea?

If you feel a seasonal cold coming on, you’re probably looking for any way possible to fight it off. One supplement you may have heard about for treating seasonal illnesses, like the cold or flu, is echinacea tea and echinacea supplements. Can taking echinacea treat the common cold, flu symptoms, and other infections? Should you be drinking echinacea tea? Here’s what you need to know:

Read more…………..

_______________________________

Spiritual Unite: 777 Number Meaning

Number 777 is a very powerful number in the spiritual world. The 7 is the mystical number, and its appearance in 777 makes it even more unique and influential because it is present three times. If we see individually, the number 7 resonates with the collective consciousness. It is the indicator of spiritual enlightenment, spiritual awareness, intuition,

Read more……………….

____________________________

A Bountiful Moment

You can succeed if nobody else believes it, but you will never succeed if you don’t believe in yourself. ~ William J. H. Boetcker

Daily Thought: Belief is one of the most powerful emotions you carry with you. It directs how you proceed and respond in all situations. Your belief gives you power to move through adversity with strength and tenacity. Your belief is the driving force of your daily motivation and tasks achieved.

Daily Practice: Take a long deep look at what you believe about yourself. Do you value who you are? Do you believe you make a difference? Do you believe you are loved or worth loving? Make sure that you maintain activities daily that support your own acknowledgement of what you are seeking to believe about yourself.

Have a Great Day and Believe in Yourself!

Dr. Juliann (my child therapist.com)

____________________________

EarthSky News: Tonight Star-hop to the Coma star cluster

Long ago, the Coma star cluster represented the Lion’s tufted tail. Today, we know it as an open star cluster, whose stars were born together and are still loosely bound by gravity.

Read more…………….

________________________

OM Times: The Magic Use of Candles

Since time Immemorial we find candles being used in Temples, representing the holy element of fire during Sacred rituals.

Candles are always portrayed to be involved with mysteries and myths, they are also symbols of illumination, activation, canalization, and connection with the divinity. Fire is a creative element, especially regarding the power of rebirth and regeneration properties.

Candles are connector element esoterically related to the salamanders, nature elementals that are energy transformers.

Read more………………

_____________________________

Inner Journey: Opening The Heart

“Everything is made of light; everything is alive. The Great Mystery of life has little to do with intelligence. The universe is not an intellectual process. The intellect is helpful; but our hearts are the wiser part of ourselves.”
— Mellen-Thomas Benedict

Heart is a word that refers to many different levels of our being. Essentially, it is the love aspect of soul, capable of making direct, intuitive contact. Soul love is not emotional; it is highly impersonal and intelligent, capable of grasping the essence of someone or something without any projection on our part.

Appreciation significantly turns on the heart. Appreciation is not an emotion that arises spontaneously, but a soul quality we can choose. The more often we choose to be appreciative, the easier this choice becomes and the more frequently our heart opens to give and receive love.

“If you open your heart, love opens your mind.”
— Charles John Quarto

higherawareness.com

_____________________________

A Note from the Universe

In case you were wondering what might happen next, how this week will unfold, who you will become tomorrow, and so on, it all boils down to one thing:

Expectation. Yours.

Whoohoo,

The Universe

tut.com

_________________________

Today’s Recipe: Wakame Seaweed Salad

This Japanese seaweed salad is very popular anywhere sushi is served. Since I’ve been eating these salads since I was a kid, I roll my eyes at the prices marked on them because I know a huge batch can be made for under a buck. Wakame seaweed is not only tasty, it is packed full of calcium, iron, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, magnesium, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamin E, vitamin K, and vitamins B2 and B9.

Read more……………..

_________________________

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

_________________________

Daily Wisdom
April 9, 2018

Optimism

“Thou hast seen nothing yet.”
-Cervantes (1547-1616) Don Quixote

“You ain’t seen nothin’ yet.”
-Jimmy Durante (1893-1980) Entertainer. His signature line.

“You ain’t heard nothin’ yet.”
-Al Jolson (1886-1950) His signature line.

What is ahead for us? We don’t know for sure, but we do know there is still a lot to be experienced. We can look forward with optimism. Studies have shown that optimists live longer, healthier, happier lives. We can choose to see the glass as half-full, and as wholly satisfying. Think today’s going to be a good day? You ain’t seen nothin’ yet

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

_________________________________

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/