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'THINK on THESE THINGS'
by Joyce Sequichie Hifler
Why is it that we require so much scientific proof for the most ordinary
things these days, when the very fact that we lie down and close our
eyes at night is the highest proof that God's world is in order. Though
perhaps our personal world may not know such sequence. There comes a
time when our human limitations insist that we lay down our questions
and accept by faith the only way to survive ourselves.
There are those who say they must have tangible evidence that the world
and all its wonders be displayed before their eyes to see in wisdom the
way things really are. And yet who said the human eyes could see or ears
could hear more than one tiny bit of the wonder. Who could be so bold as
to believe their senses were strong enough to know, except through
Who could see with the visible eye the hand that changes the seasons, or
hear Job's stars that sang together at dawn. Who set the day at rest and
brings the morning in all its newness.
Only so far....then explanations know no more....and though we try to
disbelieve when all goes wrong, there comes a time when we want no more
explanation than that God's world is on order - and we cannot change it.
Surely if someone took our hand and asked us to walk along the world and
view the wonders so magnificently displayed....If by some miracle we
could see the vastness of it all at once, and still bear up under the
beauty of it....
If we see the rolling rise and fall of the land - the purple, pink, and
golden hues of shadows hung along the mountain sides....If our ears
could hear the music of the rippling streams, the rushing waters, the
If by some mere chance we could sense the ebb and flow, the push and
relaxing of the tides, the rise and set of the sun, the glittering stars
and soft-faced moon that ignores the fact that other worlds encircle
And as the seasons sprinkle rain and flowers, golden leaves and
snowfall....On this continuous circle....always new....always
If we can see all this, how then, can we doubt that the earth that God
created and saw as good is good. This is our land, and only our own
forgetfulness of its source can make it different.
February 28 - Daily Feast
Memories are simply patterns stamped on our minds. Don't let them make
you believe you have done everything wrong. Make new choices, find new
thoughts that feed your spirit. Speak courage. Intentionally cut sorrow
and regret from your thought. Get rid of tears and, if you have to,
force yourself to begin smiling. It is not ridiculous to set new
standards. It is common sense to turn your life around when it doesn't
work the way it is. Forget what others say and believe in the Good
Father. It is their privilege to make your own. We are saying the same
thing, we just say it in a different way. Find your own path and fill it
with flowers. See something beautiful everywhere you look. Rejoice in
life itself and find your own new and happier road.
~ There is one God looking down on us all. We are all children of one
God. God is listening to me. The sun, the darkness, the winds, are all
listening to what we now say. ~
'A Cherokee Feast of Days', by Joyce Sequichie Hifler
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Elder's Meditation of the Day - February 28
"Ultimately, nature will do the teaching."
--Tom Porter, MOHAWK
There are things man has control over, and there are things man does not
have control over. No matter how smart we get, whether it be in
technology or science, there are things we will never control. The Great
Spirit carefully protected and hid the control over certain things in
the Unseen World. There are forces in the Unseen World that make sure
humans don't mess things up. The bottom line is, no matter what we do,
nature will have the last say. Nature is the teacher, we are the
students. May we honor and respect our teacher.
today, help me
to live in
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