** ** ** * A Cherokee Feast Of Days * ** ** ** *Watch those images you build in your mind. Though some of them can be quite beau- tiful, some may be dark andMessage 1 of 1 , Feb 2, 2008View Source"A Cherokee Feast Of Days"Watch those images you build in your mind.
Though some of them can be quite beau-
tiful, some may be dark and dire. We seem to be
experts in building negative mental images. Or we
can't focus on anything. Something triggers a
thought and we are off like a hound chasing some-
thing in the deep woods. Then another thought
comes along and we chase that for awhile. If we're
not like a hound, we're sometimes like a fish--over
and over we jump out of the stream to catch an
elusive insect. We never catch it, but we keep on
trying no matter what.
Try to keep your thoughts focused on things
that are worth focusing on! Important thoughts are
worth returning to again and again, because on
some deep level, they feed our spirits. As Thoreau
put it, "Know your own bone, gnaw at it, bury it,
unearth it again."
We are like fish in the water, we jump at whatever is
By: Joyce Sequichie Hifler"Meditations with Native American Elders""Even the seasons form a great circle in
their changing, and always come back
again to where they were. The life of a
man is a circle from childhood to
childhood and so it is in everything where
power moves."-Black Elk (Hehaka Sapa)
In these modern times it is difficult to under-
stand why we should think circles and seasons.
People and society are always moving, through
distance, over yonder, going here and going
there - hurry up, grow up, be successful,
climb the ladder to success, etc. The Elders
tell us to slow down, to be patient, pray and
think circles. Circle thinking applies to rela-
tionships, business, and every area of our lives.
We need to teach our awareness to look for
seasons and cycles.
teach me the
By: Don Coyhis
Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened.~ Anatole France ~May you experience each day as a sacred gift
woven around the heart of wonder.
From My Heart,
© ~ Barbara A Bailey ~The National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association
"Improving Wildlife Care"
Phil Says Six More Weeks of Winter!
Phil's official forecast as read 2/2/08 at sunrise at Gobbler's Knob:
Here Ye! Here Ye! Here Ye!
On Gobbler's Knob on this fabolous Groundhog Day, February 2nd, 2008
Punxsutawney Phil, the Seer of Seers, Prognosticator of all Prognosticators,
Rose to the call of President Bill Cooper and greeted his handlers, Ben Hughes and John Griffiths.
After casting a weathered eye toward thousands of his faithful followers,
Phil consulted with President Cooper and directed him to the appropriate scroll, which proclaimed:
"As I look around me, a bright sky I see, and a shadow beside me.
Six more weeks of winter it will be!"