Cat’s Morning Bits for January 21, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for January 21, 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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Sounds of the winter too,
Sunshine upon the mountains-many a distant strain
From cheery railroad train-from nearer field, barn, house.

-Walt Whitman (1819-92)

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Spiritual Unite: 5 Ways to Deepen Your Connection with Your Spirit Guides – All About Spirit Guides Part 3

Hello witches! This is the last article of my “All About Spirit Guides” blog series. Last week, I gave you 7 ways to meet your Spirit Guides. But if you already met one of your Guides, you may wonder what to do next. As I wrote in my previous articles, to work with your Spirit Guides, you need to build a relationship. Spirit Guides are just like any of your friends.

https://www.thetetraktys.com/2019/5-ways-deepen-connection-spirit-guides/

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MBG: Weekly Horoscope: Why The Day AFTER The Eclipse Is The One We Should Really Be Talking About

January 21, 2019 — 8:00 AM

This week’s horoscope from the AstroTwins talks all about this week’s rare lunar eclipse—and the fun doesn’t stop there! Just a day later, a once-in-a-dozen-year transit will affect those who work in creative fields

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/weekly-horoscope-for-january-21-27-2019

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Daily Good: Mary Oliver: Instructions for Living A Life

Mary Oliver was one of the most beloved poets of our times. A writer who was dazzled by her daily experience of life, and dazzled the rest of us by telling about it in her poems and essays. She deliberately stayed out of the public eye and what follows is one of her rare interviews — a conversation with On Being’s Krista Tippett. Read on for a glimpse of the remarkable woman who once wrote: “When it’s over, I want to say: all my life/I was a bride married to amazement./I was the bridegroom, taking the world into my arms

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2208/mary-oliver-instructions-for-living-a-life-on-being/

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Elephant Journal: How to Manifest Self-Love—Even if you feel a bit Crummy Today.

Most women have heard the phrase “self-love” being thrown around on Instagram, in blogs, and in the pages of glossy magazines.
If this term is new to you, self-love is the idea that our entire lives are shaped around how we feel about ourselves.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/01/how-to-manifest-self-love-even-if-you-feel-a-bit-crummy-today/

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MNN: 6 facts about the strikingly beautiful snowy owl

Snowy owls, despite their white plumage that allows them to blend into their Arctic surroundings, are easily recognizable. They’re beloved as a symbol of winter and as a companion to Harry Potter.
The image above, snapped by Shayna Hartley, was the result of plenty of patience on Hartley’s part.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/blogs/snowy-owl-facts

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EarthSky News: Venus-Jupiter conjunction on January 22

Before sunrise on January 22, 2019, look eastward or in the general direction of sunrise to see the conjunction of the planets Venus and Jupiter in the predawn/dawn sky. At conjunction, these two brilliant worlds shine north and south of one another on the sky’s dome, with Jupiter passing 2.5 degrees south of Venus. You simply can’t miss these two brilliant beauties, because Venus and Jupiter rank as the 3rd-brightest and 4th-brightest celestial bodies, respectively, after the sun and moon.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/venus-jupiter-conjunction-on-january-22

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Patheos-Pagan: Imbolc Ritual: Honoring the Sacred Fire

The wheel of the year turns. By Imbolc, the sunlight is returning! Every day, the sun rises a little earlier, making our days grow longer and giving us more visibility. At this sacred time of the year, the point between the winter solstice and the spring equinox, we honor Brigid and the warmth in our homes and hearths.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/starlight/2019/01/imbolc-ritual-for-whatever-keeps-you-warm/

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Inner Journey:

REFUSE TO BE A VICTIM

“We focus on the negatives, losing ourselves in the ‘problem.’ We point to our unhappy circumstances to rationalize our negative feelings. This is the easy way out. It takes, after all, very little effort to feel victimized.”
— Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

Nothing and no one can make us a victim. We do it to ourselves when we allow external circumstances to hold power over us.

Although we have no control over what happens to us, we ALWAYS have a choice in how we respond. We hold our power when we accept complete responsibility for our thoughts, feelings and actions.

“A man may fall many times but he won’t be a failure until he says someone pushed him.”
— Elmer G. Letterman

“The most potent weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed.”
— Steven Biko

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Too often the only difference between HAVE and HAVE NOT depends on whether or not the initial request was followed by a thank you, yee-haa, and action, rather than a question mark, timidity, and TV.

Don’t ask. Give thanks. Bust a move.

Yo –

The Universe

tut.com

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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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Daily Wisdom
January 21, 2019

Truth

“This is the character of truth: it is of all time, it is for all men, it has only to show itself to be recognized, and one cannot argue against it”

-Voltaire (1694-1778)
Truth is the great clarifier. I think of Jack Nicholson in “A Few Good Men” being grilled on the witness stand by Tom Cruise – it’s obvious that Jack’s covering something because the pieces aren’t falling into place. And he gets frustrated and yells at Tom: “You want the truth? You can’t handle the truth!” It’s one of those great moments in film where you get that “ah-ha!” and then the truth comes out. The truth might not always be pretty – but it is what it is, and it wants to be discovered.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Thought.Co : Hold an Imbolc Candle Ritual for Solitaries

Hundreds of years ago, when our ancestors relied upon the sun as their only source of light, the end of winter was met with much celebration. Although it is still cold in February, often the sun shines brightly above us, and the skies are often crisp and clear. As a festival of light, Imbolc came to be called Candlemas. On this evening, when the sun has set once more, call it back by lighting the seven candles of this ritual.

https://www.thoughtco.com/hold-an-imbolc-candle-ritual-for-solitaries-2562108

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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 14, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for January 14, 2019

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

Blessings, Cat

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“ …There was a flutter of wings and the bright appearance of an angel in the air, speeding forth on some heavenly mission. ”

– Nathanial Hawthorne, “The Celestial Railroad”

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Tetraktys: 7 Ways to Meet Your Spirit Guides – All About Spirit Guides Part 2
Hello witches! This is the part two of my blog series about Spirit Guides. To read the part 1, click here. Last week, I presented the six different types of Spirit Guides that you can have. Now, you will learn seven easy ways to meet them.

https://www.thetetraktys.com/2019/7-ways-meet-spirit-guides/

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MBG: Weekly Horoscope: Aquarius Season Is Here, Folks

On Monday, a quarter moon in Aries will inspire us to dream big.
Prepare for lift-off! The week begins with a quarter moon in Aries, a lunar boost that will activate our ambitions while also helping us weigh our visionary ideas against practical considerations.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/weekly-horoscope-for-january-14-20-2019

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Daily Good: Call of the Mountain

Have ever asked yourself, why am I moved to tears or laughter at the sight of a soaring bird? Have you ever felt deeply drawn to a tree, a river, an ocean or a mountain? Settle in and watch this video. Come home to who you are in this wide wonderful world. Learn how even your smallest daily choices can be deeply meaningful and fulfilling once you understand the your deep connections to the vastness of the universe.

http://www.karmatube.org/videos.php?id=7387

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Elephant Journal: The Bravery of Allowing Ourselves to be where we Bloom.
It’s okay to acknowledge that some environments simply do not facilitate our highest growth.
If you plant a plumeria tree in the alps, no one blames the seed when it doesn’t bloom. It’s so clear to us that the environment was not supportive to that particular seed.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/01/the-bravery-in-allowing-yourself-to-be-where-you-bloom/

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MNN: 8 amazing structures with mysterious origins

Why is this here?
Many people visit historic places because they want to see firsthand where an important event took place or where an often-told narrative was played out. The allure of these legendary sightseeing spots has everything to do with the historical facts that surround them.

https://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/eco-tourism/photos/8-amazing-structures-with-mysterious-origins/why-is-this-here

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EarthSky News: How to locate planet Uranus

Tonight – January 14, 2019 – the waxing gibbous moon is roughly one day past first quarter phase and shines rather close to the 7th planet, Uranus, on the sky’s dome. Uranus is located in the the constellation Pisces the Fishes, though very close to the border of the constellation Aries the Ram. This faint planet – barely bright enough to be glimpsed with the eye alone on a moonless night – will cross over into the constellation Aries in February 2019, but the moon will leave this section of the starry sky after a day or two.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/moon-and-uranus-in-front-of-pisces

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Patheos-Pagan: Garden Magic: The beginnings and the flow of magic…

As Mother Nature is beginning to stir I am thinking about planting seeds and looking at any re-designing that is needed for our garden. If you don’t have any plan or are looking at creating your own garden this year, I would like to share an excerpt from my latest book Kitchen Witchcraft: Garden Magic in the hope that it might help…

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/beneaththemoon/2019/01/garden-magic-the-beginnings/

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Inner Journey: 

DEFINE ‘RICH

“It ain’t so much trouble to get rich as it is to tell when we have got rich.”
— Josh Billings

How do you define ‘rich’?

If you want greater wealth, what does that mean for you? A large annual income? If so, how large? A beautiful home? Health? Security? Happiness? To be in service?

Get really specific about what would bring you a rich life. There are no right and wrong answers here. Don’t judge your desires. Just dig deep to discover what it is that you really want. If you want things, explore what qualities of life those things represent to you.

“No one can tell whether they are richer or poor by turning to their ledger. It is the heart that makes a person rich. One is rich according to what one is, not according to what one has.”
— Henry Ward Beecher

“If we command our wealth, we shall be rich and free. If our wealth commands us, we are poor indeed.”
— Edmund Burke

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

One of the things I’ve learned from witnessing civilization after civilization after civilization is that one should never underestimate the profound resiliency of the human spirit, nor how swiftly things can change for the better, often overnight.

Swoosh!

The Universe

tut.com

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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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Daily Wisdom
January 14, 2019

Moments

“Each moment we live is a new and unique moment of the universe, a moment that never was before and never will be again.”

-Pablo Casals
I was given this quote when I was sixteen, and I have it displayed in my office today. Being “in the moment” is one of those things that is so easy to say, yet sometimes so hard to do. The moments seem to pass by us so quickly. We find ourselves saying: “Where did the time go?” So it’s important to stay present, and to recognize the value of those moments. In spirit, there is no time or place… but we’re here, in this physical body, on this earth, for a reason. Here there is time, here there are moments – moments we can hold and treasure, moments where we can learn and grow.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: Shape Shifting – A New Connection
Shape shifting into this new you that has been transforming creates new connections between your body, mind, and soul. Many of you have been going through huge shifts and changes and it is time to make…
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 January 9, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for January 9, 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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O Winter, ruler of the inverted year,
Thy scattered hair with sleet like ashes filled,
Thy breath congealed upon they lips, thy cheeks
Fringed with a beard made white with other snows.
-William Cowper (1731-1800)

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Spiritual Unite: Higher Realms Of Existence – A New Energy Coming

In total, there are twelve realms of existence or dimensions of consciousness.
Most of the time, we are only really concerned with our physical world – but there are higher realms of existence that we encounter during our journeys

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/higher-realms-of-existence/

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Daily Good: Against Self-Righteousness

Maria Popova shares insights on Anne Lamott’s latest offering – “Almost Everything” Notes on Hope. How do we see past the illusions of polarity of right and wrong? Can we let go of these tightly held convictions that keep us small and separate and move into more mindfulness of our shared living beingness? It starts by bringing our awareness, curiosity and forgiveness – what we are designed for to the forefront. Let us come to terms with the truth – and be with it all, the irritating and the comforting, the hard, the gentle, our hearts both broken and pure.

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2161/against-self-righteousness-maria-popova/

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Tetrakyts: All About Spirit Guides Part 1: The Six Different Types
Hello witches! Welcome to the first blog post of 2019 on our website! I am starting the new year with a blog series dedicated to Spirit Guides. I already mentioned them a lot in my previous articles, but I never wrote a whole article on the subject. Since there are so many things to cover, I broke it in multiple parts. In this first article, you will learn about the 6 different types of Spirit Guides

https://www.thetetraktys.com/2019/spirit-guides-part-1-six-types/

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Pioneer Thinking: 10 Ways to Change Your Life

When it comes to changing your life, it can seem like it will take years before you actually make substantial changes. You might feel like giving up before you even get started. What you need is a way to kick start the changes that you want to make in your life – and here are ten ways to get started today..

https://pioneerthinking.com/ten-ways-to-change-your-life-today

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MNN: Drawing can help you think and focus better — even if you’re not good at it

Do you ever draw? Most of us don’t, and the reason we usually leave drawing to the artists is because we’re not very good at it. Who wants to do something they’re bad at?
But maybe we should rethink this assumption, especially since drawing has so many benefits, artist or not

https://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/blogs/learning-draw-think-better-learn-smarter-and-be-less-distracted-

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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

https://earthsky.org/tonight/eridanus-a-river-of-stars

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Patheos-Pagan: Building a Devotional Practice with the Sea

High Days come and go eight times a year. Devotional practices can happened much more regularly, even on a daily basis. What can someone do if they want to develop a monthly, weekly, or daily practice? This series of articles will investigate building a devotional practice with the Three Realms, namely, Land, Sea, and Sky. We will look at Lunar-based devotional practices when we discuss the Sky realm. This is part of our continuing focus on devotional practice

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/fromacommonwell/2019/01/devotion-sea/

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Inner Journey:

BELIEVE IN YOUR OWN SUCCESS

“What you believe yourself to be, you are.”
— Claude M. Bristol

Do you believe, deep down inside of you, that you can succeed in what you want to do?

Beliefs are strong, and they have the power to attract what is believed to us. If we doubt our ability to succeed, if we in fact believe we WON’T succeed, then sure enough, that’s what will happen.

What do you believe about yourself? You have the power to change your beliefs, and that will change your outcome. Set goals you believe you can accomplish. Your beliefs will shape your actions. As you achieve these goals, you’ll begin to believe you are capable of succeeding and of doing even more.

“It is better to believe than to disbelieve; in so doing you bring everything to the realm of possibility.”
— Albert Einstein

“Believe it can be done. When you believe something can be done, really believe, your mind will find the ways to do it. Believing a solution paves the way to solution.”
— Dr. David Schwartz

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Oh yeah, regarding your ancient spiritual contracts,  that outlined every facet of the life you now lead? Well, just wanted to remind you that they’re all re-written every dawn, and perpetually updated as each day unfolds.
Proving yet again that nothing is meant to be, that you are truly unlimited, and that anything can happen next, if you choose it.
Whooohooooo!

The Universe

tut.com

 

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Did You Know?​​​​​​​
When infants are put to bed drowsy but not asleep, they are more likely to become “self- soothers,” which enables them to fall asleep independently at bedtime and put themselves back to sleep during the night

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Magical Correspondences for Wednesday

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

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

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

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Daily Wisdom
January 9, 2019

Wisdom

“The first step in the acquisition of wisdom is silence, the second listening, the third memory, the fourth practice, the fifth teaching others.”

-Solomen Ibn Gabirol (A.D. 1021? – 1069?)
Hard to argue with that, huh? Silence, meditation, time with nature, self-reflection… all of these things lead us to wisdom. Have we taken that first step? Do we listen? Do we remember? Do we practice? Do we teach others? We all know what we must do, yet how often do we really do it? We get so distracted by our daily activities that we forget how important it is to just sit down and be quiet for a change! Yes, it is important – wisdom is important! Wisdom is necessary to lead the kind of lives that we say we want to lead. The first step is silence.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 7 Steps to Reconnect With Yourself
“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” ~Rumi

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/