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'THINK on THESE THINGS'
by Joyce Sequichie Hifler
Have you heard how dreadful the neighbors are these days to ignore
another's plight, and how the world has gone to the dogs because people
don't care? Have you heard how hardened hearts are and how callous and
unfeeling the human race has become?
It may be true such things do happen....for we hear about it daily. But
it likely is that we hear more about the unusual then the usual.
For have you heard about the builder who laid his own plans aside to
help another build his house....and the lady who gave her home and
nursing care to someone who had no other place to go. Or the child who
found its needs fulfilled in the love of a foster mother.
We may ignore, but we can never erase the love of the human race for the
human race. The world may abound with sordid happenings; it may revel in
senseless activities. But called to help, the greater number will
respond without thought of the cost to themselves.
Of these things we hear so little. With these we come in contact every
day and accept it as the normal pattern of life....which it is....for
each unthinking, infantile mine there are two great thoughtful ones. And
the second great Commandment still works its wonders in all our lives.
Bony of Hungry Month
The whole earth belongs to ASGA YA GALLUN LATI, the Great Spirit.
February 1 - Daily Feast
This morning the sun spilled pale gold over the horizon and filled
all the space beneath the great oaks. High above, the red-tail hawk,
known to the Cherokees as ta wo di, sailed lazily along air currents.
Even though spring is still many weeks away, the land is beautiful to
see. Now, while the trees are bare, there is a wider view of hills and
valleys. The colors are all muted shades of beige and gray and the hills
are swathed in blue mist. Even the deer are outfitted by nature to be
the same subtle shade of browns and tans to give them protection. A
restful moment is a perfect moment. But we have to be open to it, and
receptive to anything that gives us peace of mind with no side effects.
It can't happen if our minds are set to be drab and dreary.
~ The old Lakota was wise. He knew that man's heart away from nature
becomes hard. ~
'A Cherokee Feast of Days', by Joyce Sequichie Hifler
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Elder's Meditation of the Day - February 1
"You can't just sit down and talk about the truth. It doesn't work that
way. You have to live it and be part of it and you might get to know
--Rolling Thunder, CHEROKEE
We all read books that have much information in them. Often we pick up
on little sayings that we remember. Inside of us is the little owl, the
owl of knowing. It talks to us- guiding us and nurturing us. Often when
we get information, it's hard to live by, but it's easy to talk about.
It's living the Red Road that counts-Walk the Talk. If we really want
freedom in our lives, if we really want to be happy, if we really want
to have peace of mind, it's the truth we must seek.
help me in my
search for the
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