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'THINK on THESE THINGS'
by Joyce Sequichie Hifler
There's a song that says "....it ain't necessarily so," and it certainly
isn't! How often we accept someone's casual remarks as fact. Even
appearances can be misleading. But, knowing this, we still have a
tendency to take a thread and build a yard cloth.
It makes all the difference in the world when we believe. To simply
accept an opinion, even our own when hastily formed indicates a lack of
We sometimes have the failing of believing everything we hear. But it is
far wiser to know with certainty, the facts about a teaching by looking
at its followers.
The eyes and ears of our hearts and spirits are often more accurate in
determining right from wrong than we can expect from normal hearing and
seeing. However blessed we are to have our faculties, we are still in
dire need of that sixth sense known as common sense.
Only the very foolish can close their eyes to truth and accept without
question the many issues of life that face us daily. Surely we must form
opinions and carry on, but we need those who have the ability to think
clearly and truthfully. All else is merely opinion.
We, the old settlers here in council with the late emigrants, they are
perfectly friendly toward us.....we have full confidence they will
receive you with all friendship.
May 1 - Daily Feast
A country road in May hums with activity. Bees comb the clover fields
for nectar. Buttercups and dayflowers open to the sun and a mockingbird
sets out to mimic every sound it has ever heard - even the baby chick.
Wild onions and pink verbena share the space and the buttery blooms of
buffalo peas nod in spring breezes. Only now the air has warmed to the
sun and the plants and leaves of oaks grow so much overnight that the
sky closes in like a cocoon. Now is the time to slow down and enjoy the
minute changes as they come hourly, the scents, the roadsides filled
with new plants, and the green hills and valleys. They come quickly, the
di ga ne tli yv sdi, changes, that sometimes mature before we see the
difference. If we are not careful, our clouded thought and vision shut
it out until we have missed the best part.
~ This brings rest to me heart. I feel like a leaf after a storm, when
the wind is still. ~
'A Cherokee Feast of Days', by Joyce Sequichie Hifler
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Elder's Meditation of the Day May 1
"All living creatures and all plants derive their life from the sun. If
it were not for the sun, there would be darkness and nothing could
grow?the earth would be without life."
--Okute, TETON SIOUX
This is why we call the sun, Father Sun. Father Sun shines life on
Mother Earth and from this Father and Mother all life forms exist and
continue to reproduce. The Sun shines on all; it is not selective. We
should not allow anything to block the Sun from shining on the Earth. We
must not pollute the air because the pollutants block the light of life
to the Earth. If the Earth cannot receive this light, then life will
start to be affected. We must live in harmony with the Sun and Earth.
Otherwise, we are harming ourselves.
to live in harmony
with all things.
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