Cat’s Morning Bits for November 18, 2019

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for November 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

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No shade, no shine, no butterflies, no bees,
No fruits, no flowers, no leaves, no birds,
November!
-Thomas Hood (1799-1845)

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Spiritual Unite: Your Brain Has A “DELETE” Button And Here’s How To Use It!

This is the fascinating way that your brain makes space to build new and stronger connections so you can learn more.
There’s an old saying in neuroscience: “neurons that fire together wire together.”

Read more…..

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ThoughtCo: Gaia, the Embodiment of the Earth

In Greek mythology, Gaia personifies the earth. Her name is of questionable origin, but many scholars agree that it is pre-classical in nature

Read more……

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MBG: Mercury Retrograde Ends This Week, But Its Shadow Could Stick Around For A While

This week, the AstroTwins reveal how the end of Mercury retrograde and the start of Sagittarius season could shift the energy in the air.
This Tuesday, November 19, passionate Mars sails into sizzling Scorpio.

Read more….

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Individuologist: Chakra Meditation: The Essential Key to Open your Chakras

If you look at the basic anatomy of the human body, you’ll realize that almost all of its parts are interconnected. With each…

Read more….

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Elephant Journal: 13 Affirmations for the days you Forget your own Strength. ~ Danielle Acoff

1. “Listen closely to your body. It will tell you everything you need to know.”
2. “Taking time to breathe and renew, it is essential to living well.”

Read more……

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MNN: Even Earth’s most amazing creatures do some funny things
But when you’ve stopped giggling, consider these conservation steps you can take.

When it comes to making us laugh, animals are naturals.
Maybe that’s because they don’t try to make us laugh — but often find themselves in situations that remind us of our own foibles. The way animals respond to surprising — even hair-raising — situations can seem all-too-hilariously human.

Read more…..

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EarthSky News:  Moon and Leo from midnight until dawn

By the morning of November 19, 2019, we’ll be just one day past the peak of the Leonid meteor shower. 2019’s peak was mostly drowned in bright moonlight, and – if you look outside before dawn in the next few days – you’ll see the moon is moving directly in front of the Leonids’ radiant point

Read more…

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Patheos-Pagan: Druid in the City: Seasons in the City

We’re coming out of Samhain season, and it’s a great time to think about how we celebrate our lives. I’ve talked before about how my local environment affects how I celebrate Lammas, and I thought that it might be worthwhile to present how I view the seasons as an urban druid for the whole year.

Read more…..

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Inner Journey:

MAKING A DIFFERENCE

“The spiritual life is a call to action. But it is a call to … action without any selfish attachment to the results.”
— Eknath Easwaran

Many of us feel deeply that we want to make a difference — we want our lives to mean something in the bigger scheme of life. While this is a noble motive, we might want to explore what lies at its root.

Does the drive to make a difference arise from ego’s need to feel worthy? If my ego is not convinced that I matter, I may want visible proof that I do by making some kind of impact on life.

Soul doesn’t need proof that it’s worthy. Soul thrives in being awake and connected. Perhaps if we let go of the pressure we feel from our ego’s need to be recognized, we will be more open and able to simply live soulfully. And by doing that, we WILL makea difference!

“A person’s worth is contingent upon who he is, not upon what he does, or how much he has. The worth of a person, or a thing, or an idea, is in being, not in doing, not in having.”
— Alice Mary Hilton

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe 

If you frequently give yourself permission to doodle, wander, and be totally unproductive and you actually relish such interludes, I can guarantee that your genius, creativity, and productivity will increase exponentially.

I’ve seen it happen a billion times.

Through the roof,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Crunchy Salt & Vinegar Chickpeas: As Good As Chips.

Crunchy Salt & Vinegar Chickpeas. {Recipe}
I love salt and vinegar chips. Here’s my version of the best crunchy salt & vinegar chickpea recipe that’s just as good. Enjoy. (Oh, and vegan, too!)

Read more……

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

Intentions: Psychic Sensitivity, Women’s Mysteries, Tides, Waters, Emotional Issues, Agriculture, Animals, Female Fertility, Messages, Theft, Reconciliations, 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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Natural Living Ideas: 13 Uses For Tea Tree Oil That Will Change Your Life

Not to be confused with an extract of the tea plant (Camellia sinensus), tea tree oil is distilled from the leaves of the Australian tea tree (Melalenca alternifolia.) Although it is highly toxic when ingested, thanks to its antibiotic, anti-fungal, antiseptic, expectorant and antiviral properties, tea tree oil has a surprising number of topical uses which can help cure or prevent a whole host of everyday maladies, which is why it is often referred to as a “medicine cabinet in a bottle.”

Read more…..

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Daily Tarot: The Empress

Clear up a misunderstanding and free up some time and space to begin something you’ve been wanting to do but felt beyond your means. You might also come to an understanding with someone who has been an obstacle for you, whether because of pride, some power struggle, or other kind of competition or misconstrued sense of prestige or self-importance. Today, you are the equal of anyone. Be gracious

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for September 16, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for September 16,  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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Through sunny days and yellow weeks,
With clouds that melt in tears,
The glory of the harvest speaks
In all the silken ears.
–J. Hazard Hartzell (1830–90)

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ThoughtCo: Profile of The Greek God Poseidon

In Greek mythology and legend, Poseidon is the god of the sea. However, his domain includes some aspects of the land as well, and in fact he is known as “earth-shaker” in many stories, because of his penchant for causing earthquakes. Poseidon was responsible, according to Greek legend, for the collapse of the Minoan civilization on the island of Crete, which was all but destroyed by a giant quake and tsunami.

https://www.learnreligions.com/poseidon-greek-god-of-the-seas-2561991

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MBG: These 5 Oracle Decks Would Love To Be Your Personal Life Coaches This Fall

In wellness speak, a “deck of cards” does not imply a joker, ace, or six of hearts. Tarot and oracle decks are much more popular among today’s health-centric crowds, used to relieve stress, decide on next steps, or access the divine, depending on who you’re talking to.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/the-are-the-best-5-best-oracle-decks-of-2019

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The Tetraktys: The Benefits of Being a Solitary Witch & 6 Mistakes to Avoid

What is a solitary witch? How does it differ from practicing with a coven? Are you meant to be one? The solitary path has many benefits, but it’s not meant for everybody. In this article, you will find out if this path is meant for you. You will also learn the 6 most common mistakes to avoid in the solitary practice.

https://www.thetetraktys.com/2019/solitary-witch-6-mistakes/

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Daily Good: India’s Little Librarian

Poor neighborhoods in India typically have low literacy rates because residents do not have the resources necessary to educate their children. 9-year-old Muskaan Ahirwar is working to change this in her impoverished neighborhood in Bhopal. In January 2016, she opened a library outside her house to give kids free access to books and a place to read. She started with just a few books and now has several hundred from around the world. Her library gets 25 visitors a day and the kids play knowledge games and hold competitions to see who can read the most. The library has given those kids who used to wander the streets a place to go and read regularly. “Whoever has the drive to learn, they should start their own library and start learning, and study like us and get ahead in life” says Muskaan. { read more }

http://www.karmatube.org/videos.php?id=7812

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Natural Living Ideas: 13 Uses For Tea Tree Oil That Will Change Your Life

Not to be confused with an extract of the tea plant (Camellia sinensus), tea tree oil is distilled from the leaves of the Australian tea tree (Melalenca alternifolia.) Although it is highly toxic when ingested, thanks to its antibiotic, anti-fungal, antiseptic, expectorant and antiviral properties, tea tree oil has a surprising number of topical uses which can help cure or prevent a whole host of everyday maladies, which is why it is often referred to as a “medicine cabinet in a bottle.”

https://www.naturallivingideas.com/tea-tree-oil-uses/

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Elephant Journal: 12 Dr. Seuss Quotes to remind us of the Messiness & Magic of Life.

Like many of us, I grew up on Dr. Seuss.
My parents would frequently read aloud The Sneetches, Green Eggs and Ham, and The Lorax, among others. We would watch the animated version of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” every Christmas Eve. And when I spoke at my high school graduation, I ended my speech with an excerpt from Oh, The Places You’ll Go.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/09/12-dr-seuss-quotes-kelsey-michal/

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MNN: Everything you need to know about mooncakes (including why they’re so expensive)

After Chinese New Year, the Mid-Autumn Festival is the most important celebration in China. It falls on the 15th day of the eighth month in the Chinese lunar calendar, so the celebration changes each year. This year, the holiday falls on Sept. 13.

https://www.mnn.com/food/healthy-eating/blogs/Everything-you-need-know-about-mooncakes-including-why-so-expensive

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EarthSky News: Look west after sunrise for the daytime moon

The September 2019 full moon has passed. Now the moon is in a waning gibbous phase, which means it rises in the east later and later each evening. Beginning around the morning of September 15 or 16, 2019, look west after sunrise for the daytime moon.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/look-for-the-daytime-moon

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Patheos-Pagan: Eclipse Magic: How To Properly Harness The Power Of An Eclipse

A lot of people say we shouldn’t do any magical workings on an eclipse, but I’ve had such great success with them. It’s like an energetic portal opens–my work is more powerful, more successful, and deeply meaningful.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/starlight/2019/07/eclipse-magic-how-to-harness-the-power-of-eclipses-with-intention/

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Inner Journey:

REDISCOVER YOUR SENSE OF SMELL

“Smell is a potent wizard that transports us across thousands of miles and all the years we have lived.”
— Helen Keller

Many of us are so wrapped up in our thinking and activity that we have lost touch with our senses. Sensing brings us fully into the moment. Only when we are aware and conscious can we receive the gifts of experience our senses continually bring us.

Today, set an intention to be aware of smells. Focus on your nose and awaken to its sensitivity. As you smell more consciously, let go of your judgment of the aromas. Don’t label them good or bad; simply experience them for their individual qualities. Also note when smells revive old memories.

“When you start using senses you’ve neglected, your reward is to see the world with completely fresh eyes.”
— Barbara Sher

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

You should probably know you have someone on “this side” helping you.

A lot.

Besides me,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Australian Honey Joys

These sweet treats couldn’t be easier to make. I’ve heard them be called the Australian version of the American Rice Krispie Treat. Where Americans use crisped rice and marshmallows, Australians use cornflakes and honey.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Australian-Honey-Joys.html

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

Intentions: Psychic Sensitivity, Women’s Mysteries, Tides, Waters, Emotional Issues, Agriculture, Animals, Female Fertility, Messages, Theft, Reconciliations, 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
September 16, 2019 

Language

“How did language develop? In much the same way as an economic order develops through the market – out of the voluntary interaction of individuals, in this case seeking to trade ideas or information or gossip rather than goods and services with one another.”

-Milton Friedman and Rose Friedman, 1979

Whatever language we speak, it’s our way of communicating with one another. Language is a means of translating our feelings and emotions into words so that we can be understood. When we can master a language, then we can be more clearly understood, and we can more clearly understand, too. There’s always more to learn, about words, and about each other.

-Lissa Coffey

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Daily Tarot: The Pope

People may look to you to get some enthusiasm back into their lives. If sagging a little in spirit yourself, you can still inspire others. This can cheer you up, too, so don’t underestimate a small glimmer of joy in something that you genuinely love. No one has to agree with you. They only have to allow you to do what feels best to you – and you to them.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for February 26, 2019

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for February 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

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Behold within the north a crimson light
That reaches to the heavens’ farthest height.

-Clinton Scollard (1860-1932)

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Spirit Library: What exactly is Divine Timing? (Ann Albers)

Today we wish to speak to you about “divine timing.” It is an interesting phrase, for in our reality there is no space or time. In our reality we see all possibilities occurring all at once. We witness you travelling through this matrix of infinite possibility, experiencing specific spaces, situations, and and times, simply because you tune into them.

https://spiritlibrary.com/ann-albers/what-exactly-is-divine-timing

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MindBodyGreen: The DIY Mouthwash That Will Get Rid Of Canker Sores

A canker sore isn’t something I’d wish upon my worst enemy. They hurt like hell, take forever to go away, keep me up at night, and prevent me from eating anything sour, spicy, or citrusy for days on end.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/diy-mouthwash-recipe-for-canker-sores

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Elephant Journal: March 23, 2019: Rahu’s returning to Gemini, & Big Changes are Coming. {Vedic Astrology}

Vedic astrology is an ancient practice that has been used by churches and kings for thousands of years to inform and understand both mundane and life-changing events.
Eclipses, symbolized by a serpent, have always been one of the most-tracked astrological shifts. The Lunar Nodes that cause eclipses happen when the orbits of the sun, moon, and earth lineup in space.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/02/vedic-astrology-big-shift-coming-beyond-fake-news-and-propaganda/

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MNN: Uninhabited Irish isle for sale, complete with ruins and ‘curse stone’

An 80-acre island rich in human history and beloved by one of Ireland’s most celebrated poets has hit the open market for the first time in 50 years. Called Ardoileán — or High Island in English — the small island is one of several dozen located off the coast of western Ireland.

https://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/blogs/abandoned-irish-isle-for-sale-ruins-and-curse-stone

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EarthSky News: Spectacular moon, 3 planets, before dawn 

Are you a morning person? If so, and you’re blessed with clear skies, the next several mornings are for you. Just look east, the direction of sunrise. You’ll find the moon sliding by three bright morning planets.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/moon-3-planets-spectacular-before-dawn

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Patheos-Pagan: Power and Magical Ethics

“With great power comes great responsibility” always seemed like wishful thinking to me. Every day we see powerful people wandering through the world, failing to take responsibility. They hardly seem to have the first clue what they are doing.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/theothersideofthehedge/2019/02/power-and-magical-ethics/

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Inner Journey: 

LEARN TO BE AWARE

“You can live a lifetime and, at the end of it, know more about other people than you know about yourself.”
— Beryl Markham

Who am I? To answer this, we must first learn to become more aware of ourselves. To be aware, we must STOP and PAY ATTENTION! We need to STOP and objectively watch ourselves in action.

We live most of our lives by habit. These habits keep us stuck in patterns that limit our experience of life. Once we detect a pattern we were previously unconscious of, we can choose differently, if we want. With awareness comes choice and with choice, we gain freedom.

“To be authentic is literally to be your own author…, to discover your own native energies and desires, and then to find your own way of acting on them.”
— Warren G. Bennis

“Self-knowledge is the great power by which we comprehend and control our lives.”
— Vernon Howard

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

There’s always a price to be paid for doing, being, and having more, but it has little to do with working harder or knowing the “right” people.

In as few words as possible it often boils down to simply “getting out more.”

Even more,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Honey Tea Poached Pears

This fancy pear dessert is easy to make. You can use any type of tea you’d like for the infusion, but something bright and punchy is suggested. I used a blend of hibiscus, rosehips, lemongrass, peppermint, orange peel, lemon verbena, and wild cherry bark (all in one bag). This is delicious on its own, but I love a scoop of vanilla ice cream alongside!

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Honey-Tea-Poached-Pears.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
February 26, 2019 

Perfection

“Ring the bells that still can ring,
forget your perfect offering.
There’s a hole in everything,
That’s how the light comes thru.”
-Leonard Cohen

A big trend in decorating right now is making things looked aged, worn, or imperfect. This adds a sense of history and comfort to a room. The theory is that when everything is new and perfect, it isn’t as relaxing to be in that space. Here we are, living in the space of our imperfect human form – let us see the beauty in our imperfections, that is where our souls shin

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: Opening your 3rd Eye with Archangel Raziel
How can I open my 3rd Eye? is a question I get asked a lot. Here is a message to assist you with Archangel Raziel leading the way! When you begin to work with your 3rd eye chakra, you might find that…

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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/