Cat’s Morning Bits for May 7, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for May 7, 2019

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

Blessings, Cat

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New flowery scents strewed everywhere,
New sunshine poured in largesse fair,
“We shall be happy now,” we say.
A voice just trembles through the air,
And whispers, “May.”
-Sarah C. Woolsey (1835-1905)

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Spiritual Unite: How To Know If You Are A Starseed – Shedding Light On Earth Missions

Have you always felt like you don’t belong here? Have you ever felt like an outsider among humanity?
If you have, you might be one of the small percentages of people on this planet that are what is known as Starseeds

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/how-to-know-if-you-are-a-starseed-shedding-light-on-earth-missions/

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ThoughtCo: How To Draw Down the Moon

What is Drawing Down the Moon?
In this beautiful and powerful rite, the practitioner invokes the Goddess directly into herself (or himself, as the case may be). In some variations, a High Priestess (HPs) may go into a trancelike state and speak the words of the Goddess, or it may be a formal monologue calling upon the Goddess in her many forms.

https://www.learnreligions.com/how-to-draw-down-the-moon-2562862

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Inner Happy Hour: Poetry Practice

Poem: take an ache, make it sing
BY TYLER KNOTT GREGSON

Poetry gives us a chance to express ourselves in a unique and profound way. Poet, photographer, and artist Tyler Knott Gregson insists, “It does not matter what the song sounds like, it does not matter what the lyrics end up being, it’s just giving all the aches in you, the positive and the negative, the space to realize themselves.”

https://spiritualityhealth.com/articles/2019/05/05/poem-take-an-ache-make-it-sing

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Pioneer Thinking: How to Make Seed Bombs

Seed bombing has been popular in urban areas for some time. But the idea is applicable for other areas as well. What is seed bombing? It’s a fun, easy, and environmentally friendly way to plant large or difficult to reach areas. Children especially seem to enjoy the fun so it makes a good family project.

https://pioneerthinking.com/bombs-away-with-seed-bombs

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Elephant Journal: Astrological Forecast: the Best way to Make Use of May’s Full Moon.

The planets in the sky are always bringing us lessons, wisdom, and guidance.
Whether the teachings are smooth or difficult depends on who you talk to, but the “effortless versus arduous” question is largely tied up in the amount of resistance we feel to wanting to do the work presented.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/05/is-powerful-pleasure-allowed-the-astrology-of-may/

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MNN: Every year, this hummingbird comes back to the man who saved him

Even sitting in his driveway, Michael Cardenaz makes an imposing figure.
Muscled, tattooed and downright massive.
Then there’s that steely law enforcement strand that runs through every fiber of his being: 14 years with the sheriff’s office. SWAT team member and, now, Homeland Security agent

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/hummingbird-rescue-michael-cardenaz-returns-georgia

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EarthSky News: Leo? Here’s your constellation

Leo the Lion is one of the easiest constellations to identify in the night sky. April and May are great months to spot it

Of the 13 constellations of the zodiac, Leo the Lion ranks as one of the easiest to identify in the night sky

https://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/leo-heres-your-constellation

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Patheos-Pagan: Hoodoo How We Do Four Thieves Vinegar

Four Thieves Vinegar is one of the most popular Hoodoo potions around. So popular in fact, you might not even know it has it’s roots both in Southern Conjure and European Folk Magick. It’s entertaining history even comes with a biblical story.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/voodoouniverse/2018/09/hoodoo-how-we-do-four-thieves-vinegar/

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Inner Journey:

Why are you here?

“You can come to understand your purpose in life by slowing down and feeling your heart’s desires.”
— Marcia Wieder

What do you love to do? What gives you greatest meaning in your life? Let your answers trickle through and keep a record of the key words that come up.

Life becomes so much richer when we choose to live from our heart.

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.”
— Steve Jobs

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A Note from the Universe

It’s time we had that little talk.

You know, about life, how it started, and where it might go…

First, there were a few thoughts.

Then, there were a few things.

Yeah, that’s what we said, “Wow!” But after eons and eons the novelty wore off because absolutely nothing ever changed.

Until there were new thoughts.

Get the picture?

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Squares

These little squares of joy are like a cross between cookies, dessert bars, and peanut butter cups. They taste like a lot of hard work, but they could not be easier. Give these a shot! You won’t be sorry.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/No-Bake-Chocolate-Peanut-Butter-Squares.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
May 7, 2019

Learning

“A primary method of learning is to go from the familiar to the unfamiliar.”

-Glenn Doman, How to Teach Your Baby to Read, 1964

Simple steps. And yet the unfamiliar often scares us, so that first step is the most difficult! Why not just step into the unknown? If we really want to grow, we’ve got to learn, and that means that we might have to start doing things differently to make space for that in our lives. No risk, no reward.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: The Blessings of Boredom
If you’ve ever had kids, you’ve heard the familiar lament, “I’m bored!” Kids always say that to parents, as if boredom is a major tragedy. As mature adults, we are less melodramatic if we are bored.

Read More……………….

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com
Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/

Cat’s Morning Bits for September 18, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for September 18, 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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Little drops of water,
Little grains of sand,
Make the mighty ocean
And the pleasant land.

Thus the little minutes,
Humble though they be,
Make the mighty ages
Of eternity.

–Julia A. Fletcher (1823–1908)

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Spiritual Unite: 9 Powerful Ways To Harness Positive Energy Into Your Life

Ah, positive energy  the foundation of conscious living and mindfulness. Personal transformation, emotional balance, and holistic happiness are just some of the things that start with positivity. However, life often gets in the way of positivity, doesn’t it? Getting cut off in traffic, impatience, losing our tempers These are just some of the many minuscule occurrences that get in ….

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/9-powerful-ways-to-harness-positive-energy-into-your-life/

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MBG: How To Make Ink From Foraged Plants & Objects — AKA Our New Go-To Fall Activity

This story is excerpted from the new book Make Ink: A Forager’s Guide to Natural Inkmaking by Jason Logan, published by Abrams.

I am often asked what exactly ink is. It’s not paint—which is a liquid color used mainly for creating images or covering surfaces. What distinguishes ink from other art supplies is its use as a tool for communication. People have been leaving marks with berries, burnt sticks, or colored rocks since the dawn of humanity

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/how-to-make-ink-foragers-guide-to-natural-inkmaking

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Daily Good: Laura Grace Weldon: Four Poems

In the poem “Earthbound,” author Laura Grace Weldon describes the perfection that exists right before us at the same time we are looking elsewhere with desires and whims. A proponent of “free range learning, creative living, gentle encouragement, big questions, and occasional drollery,” Weldon is skilled at illuminating sources of hope in everyday places and people. This group of four poems from Moon magazine shares the inspiration found all around us–in women, nature, heroes, our breath

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2085/laura-grace-weldon-four-poems-laura-grace-wheldon/

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Elephant Journal: The 7 Chakra Personality Types & how we can Appreciate their Gifts.

Do you sometimes judge others?
I don’t mean the kind of judgment that you express outwardly, to someone in the moment.
But do you judge people behind their back?

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/09/the-7-chakra-personality-types-how-we-can-appreciate-their-gifts/

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EarthSky News: Moon sweeps near Saturn and Mars September 17 to 19

On September 17, 18 and 19, 2018, use the waxing gibbous moon to locate the planets Saturn and Mars. These two worlds look like bright stars, and they are easy to see with the eye alone. Mars is the brighter of the two, its ruddy color contrasting beautifully with the golden hue of Saturn.

http://earthsky.org/tonight/moon-saturn-and-mars-september-17-19

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Patheos-Pagan: Halegmonath: the “Holy Month” of Mabon

By linking together the astrological significance, mythology, and historical observances surrounding the festivals of Modern Paganism’s Wheel of the Year; one is able to discover deeper insights and intriguing connections linking the esoteric concepts that comprise the unique flavor of each sacred day of observance. Mabon, despite the modern origins of its nomenclature has significant connections with the ancient myths of Pagan cultures across Europe.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/poisonersapothecary/2018/09/17/halegmonath-the-holy-month-of-mabon/

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Inner Journey:

NO JUDGMENT

Everything in life holds both a blessing and a curse. We deny this when we label the events of our lives as either good or bad. The following old Zen story illustrates this lesson most effectively.

A farmer had a horse but one day, the horse ran away and so the farmer and his son had to plow their fields themselves. Their neighbors said, “Oh, what bad luck that your horse ran away!” But the farmer replied, “Bad luck, good luck, who knows?”

The next week, the horse returned to the farm, bringing a herd of wild horses with him. “What wonderful luck!” cried the neighbors, but the farmer responded, “Good luck, bad luck, who knows?”

Then, the farmer’s son was thrown as he tried to ride one of the wild horses, and he broke his leg. “Ah, such bad luck,” sympathized the neighbors. Once again, the farmer responded, “Bad luck, good luck, who knows?”

A short time later, the ruler of the country recruited all young men to join his army for battle. The son, with his broken leg, was left at home. “What good luck that your son was not forced into battle!” celebrated the neighbors. And the farmer remarked, “Good luck, bad luck, who knows?”

“Do not judge, and you will never be mistaken.”
— Jean Jacques Rousseau

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A Note from the Universe

What if I told you that your every conflict, disappointment, struggle, or challenge with others and yourself, was merely a manifestation of what’s going on within your own thinking. Would you go there first to fix, mend, and allay?

Yeah, you might miss the drama.

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe:  Beetroot Lemonade

This delicious, pretty, red lemonade is made from grated beets, fresh lemons, agave nectar, and water. Give it a try; you will be pleasantly surprised.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Beetroot-Lemonade-1.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
September 18, 2018

Solitude
“Solitude gives birth to the original in us, to beauty unfamiliar and perilous – to poetry. But also, it gives birth to the opposite: to the perverse, the illicit, the absurd.”

-Thomas Mann, Death in Venice

To appreciate solitude we need space and time. We need space to be by ourselves and time to enjoy our own company. And from there we can experience silence, and go beyond space and time! Here there are infinite possibilities for us; here is where we find inspiration and creativity. Here there is peace, and joy, and bliss.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 7 Ways to Get Your Point Across So Others Hear You
Have you ever had something important to say, but you felt as if no one was paying any attention?

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 June 7, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for June 7, 2018

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

Blessings, Cat

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The earliest breath of June
Blows the white tassels from the cherry boughs,
And in the deepest shadow of noon
The mild-eyed oxen browse.
-Elizabeth Akers Allen (1832-1911)

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Spiritual Unite: Having A Mental Connection With Someone

To connect with someone mentally means to have a shared perspective of the world, to feel as though the other person thinks at the same level as yours. This sort of connection transcends the physical limitations of the human body. When your mind connects with that of another individual, you share a bond that connects the two of you through….

http://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/having-a-mental-connection-with-someone/

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MBG: This Poem By A 107-Year-Old Woman Will Hit You Right In The Feels

After meeting Peggy Freydberg in 1994, writer Nancy Aronie “fell in love” with the (then 90-year-old) poet’s “humor and passion and wisdom.” They reconnected 21 years later, when Nancy lost three friends within the span of 10 days. She decided she wouldn’t put off seeing the people she wanted to spend time with anymore and started spending time with Peggy often.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-24571/this-poem-by-a-107yearold-woman-will-hit-you-right-in-the-feels.html

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Pioneer Thinking: 5 Ways Gardening and Plants Reduce Stress

In today’s busy world, we’re continually searching for new ways to slow down and unwind. This has led more people to discover the calming benefits of gardening and how incorporating plants into decor provides a way to reduce everyday stress.

https://pioneerthinking.com/plants-can-reduce-stress

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Elephant Journal: Wake Up. Remember You are Already Perfect.

I have been on a long journey around the globe searching for the most effective tools for personal transformation.
My life’s mission is to shake and inspire people to awaken and remember how epic we actually are and how to embody our Authentic Self to become Bad-ass Gods and Goddesses.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/now/wake-up-remember-you-are-already-perfect/

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MNN: Extinct-in-the-wild bird hatches at Smithsonian 

The Guam kingfisher is an interesting bird. It’s known for a distinct, loud call and an aggressive nature when defending its nesting territory. The bird makes its nest by jabbing over and over at a tree with its beak while flying.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/guam-kingfisher-extinct-in-wild-bird-smithsonian

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EarthSky News: A Dragon, and a former pole star

Tonight, if you have a dark sky, you’ll be able to pick the constellation Draco the Dragon winding around the North Star, Polaris.

http://earthsky.org/tonight/see-draco-the-dragon-and-a-former-pole-star

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Patheos-Pagan: The Debilitating Power of “I Can’t”

I have been hearing and seeing a lot of variations of the phrase “I can’t” in witchcraft lately. What really astounds me about this is that is starkly pushes against the grain of what witchcraft is. One of the reasons that I work so hard in my own path is that witchcraft gives me the power to stand up and say “I can, and I will.” At what point are we feeding so much into what we believe we can’t do, that we are essentially cutting off and limiting our own ability?

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/hawthorneandtherose/2017/10/debilitating-power-cant/

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Inner Journey: Discover the treasures inside

“Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.”
— Denis Waitley

Peace, joy, health and well-being can only be found inside us. They exist within us now, as our essential nature, waiting for us to call on them.

No matter what our income, body shape or situation in life, each of us holds the power to take the inner journey to find our treasures within. This is what makes the inner journey so exciting!

“When we cannot find contentment in ourselves, it is useless to seek it elsewhere.”
— Francois De La Rochefoucauld

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A Note from the Universe

Sometimes having more fun and being happier comes from looking for each in crazy, new places; instead of waiting for them to come from where you’ve found them before or where others are now finding them.

And I do mean crazy. Not just from the old standbys of travel, adventure, and romance, but from stretching, reaching, and growing. Accepting new responsibilities for your happiness, totally accepting others, and grasping even higher ideals. Philosophically taking yourself to places few have dared to go.

Red hot smokin’ love,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Chocolate Stuffed Raspberries

These chocolate stuffed raspberries are a simple, yet delicious treat!

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Chocolate-Stuffed-Raspberries.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
June 7, 2018

Faith

“Faith is the centerpiece of a connected life. It allows us to live by the grace of invisible strands. It is a belief in a wisdom superior to our own. Faith becomes a teacher in the absence of fact.” -Terry Tempest Williams, Refuge (1991)

“Connected” and aware of our connection, is how we all want to live. Faith is all the evidence we need of that connection. When we turn to faith, we feel it. It is calming, comforting and all-knowing. We can’t always see it with our eyes, but we can feel it with our hearts.

Lissa coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 11 Inspiring Quotes For When You Feel Depressed or Uninspired

Need a lift? Check these out!
Read more at http://www.beliefnet.com/inspiration/galleries/11-inspiring-quotes-for-when-you-feel-depressed-or-uninspired.aspx#pFUm4gO5kotOq31Q.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/


					
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