- Jul 1, 2002Permission graciously given by Joyce Sequichie Hifler.
"THINK on THESE THINGS"
by Joyce Sequichie Hifler
There comes a time when we have to turn a firm and deaf ear to those
people who have no other intention than to disturb our peace of mind.
There comes a time when we have to turn ourselves about in our very
tracks and ignore the bitter complaining voice of experience.
There comes a time when we have to get angry with ourselves for allowing
bad to become worse when there is Someone bigger than we are who can
There comes a time when we have to make a decision and to be so firm
that it leaves no doubt in our minds that we know what we must do - and
then do it.
There comes a time when we have to hear music and feel peace, or we have
no foundation for living.
There comes a time when we must learn to appreciate and be thankful or
lose all that matters to us.
There comes a time when we recognize the many faces of God as true
blessings and give thanks.
CORN IN TASSEL
Tsa Lu Wa'nee
It may be very small in your ears......and we entreat you to harken with
attention; for we are able to speak of things which are to us very
CORNPLANTER - SENECA NATION, 1790
July 1 - Daily Feast
Because we can't see the possibilty of something doesn't mean it doesn't
exist. We just don't see it and what we do not see we cannot
understand. Grandmother used to say that someone "got the light" on
something that had been muddled to them. They suddenly understood. Few
of us suddenly understand because we are fighting the idea, trying to
avoid believing something - only to have it become obvious. And
Grandmother, El li si, added, "and when you get the light, watch it, and
if it dims - it's not the truth."
~ Our title to our lands is placed beyond dispute. Our relations with
the Confederate States is that of a Ward; theirs to us that a
Protectorate with powers restricted. ~
JOHN ROSS - CHEROKEE CHIEF, 1861
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"I'm an Indian, I'm one of God's children."
--Mathew King, LAKOTA
My Creator, today let me remember the reason I'm here on Mother Earth.
Let me look into my own eyes and see the beauty You have created. Let me
have good thoughts. Being Indian is not the color of my skin. Being
Indian is to listen to my heart, to think only the things You have
taught, to watch nature and live in harmony. Being Indian is to walk in
prayer, to talk to You constantly during the day. Being Indian is to act
and to walk in a sacred way.
Today, let me
beauty, let me
walk in beauty,
let me pray in
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