- Jul 20, 2003From: gringa@... (Donna) Date: Sun, Jul 20, 2003, 2:12pm To:
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'THINK on THESE THINGS'
by Joyce Sequichie Hifler
Life equips us in many ways for very special purposes. Some never catch
the high vision as to why they may be the object of ridicule or the
witness of cruelty - while others bear the brunt of many heartaches and
still are capable of knowing compassion for those who cause it.
Jesus was such a man - He withstood more than we are able to comprehend,
but He asked that His tormentors be forgiven for they knew not what they
It is our individual decision whether we choose to be one of the throng
of agitators who see only to confirm what everyone else is doing, or we
can catch the vision of greater things and walk firmly in paths we
believe are right.
To fall into the role of just another face in the crowd is an ill-chosen
path, but to lead others to follow is the essence of parasitism - the
need to have others be just as nameless and even more dependent.
July 20 - Daily Feast
The hours were longer when we were children. Summer was a time of
sunlight, bare feet, and shade trees. We fished in a creek with a
crooked pole and feasted on potatoes and onions cooked over an open
fire, which the Cherokee calls a tsi la. It was a good time, and we
expected everything to be good. There was time to daydream - or hide out
in a secret place and be quiet. Now we have less time and more
responsibility - or have we let fear steal our joy? If we let it, it
will tell us we can't remember details, we hear less, our vision is
blurred and we are afraid of what we see and read. Fear is a contaminate
that dulls our senses. But it can't affect us when we turn around and
renew and restore our minds. The creek and the sunperch are still there
~ We sang songs that carried in their melodies all the sounds of nature
- the running of waters, the sighing of winds, and the calls of the
animals. Teach your children..... ~
'A Cherokee Feast of Days', by Joyce Sequichie Hifler
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Elder's Meditation of the Day July 20
"When you begin a great work you can't expect to finish it all at once;
therefore, do you and your brothers press on and let nothing discourage
you until you have entirely finished what you have begun."
All things have their seasons. All thoughts are real. We must think to
cause action and each action creates results. Big visions require many
thoughts. It takes a series of thoughts to create a series of actions. A
series of actions creates a series of results. These results are what
makes vision become real. If we are here to serve the Creator then we
can expect to be accomplishing big visions. How do we do this: One step
at a time.
Let me focus
on what needs to be done
Give me clear thoughts
to accomplish the results
that you, my Creator,
would have me accomplish.
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