- Dec 6, 2001THINK ON THESE THINGS
by Joyce Sequichie Hifler
We do not always see the way to help others who are so deadset against
even the idea that someone could know what they need. All we can do is
hold their hand until help comes -- help that they can accept.
Our thought is so rigid and unforgiving. We try to make things a certain
way and always that some other person must pay for our unhappiness. Life
is simply not that way. We have to be the first to forgive, even though
it may take a while to forget.
Wisdom says not to believe every sound of Peace, Peace! But once in a
great while there is a voice of peace. We would not want to be so
cynical that we miss it. Listen for that voice. It is true. It truly
wants to help and we should not foolishly ignore the best thing that
December 6 - Daily Feast
The instant something offends us, we are off the track. Resentment
surges through us and nothing is going to please us. We learned how to
walk and talk and rely on people - and to mistrust them as well. We have
learned how to think, how to rate people and systems - and how to berate
them. We form opinions, set up values, decide how far we will go and how
little it takes to reach a goal. And somewhere along the way we find
that others have done the same things, and will not respect our
opinions. We are offended - e s ga-nu li s da ne lv gi. Taking offense
creates a weak link. All our gifts, talents and skills must be united so
that we are centered and poised in our own consciousness. When we take
offense, we are not shut away from living, but our mouths, our eyes,
our thoughts are aware of the weak link.
~ It has come to me through the bushes that you are not yet all united;
take time and become united.... ~
"A Cherokee Feast of Days" by Joyce Sequichie Hifler
Elder's Meditation of the Day - December 6
"And that, I guess, is what it all boils down to - do the right thing,
everything goes fine; do the wrong thing, everything's a mess."
--Robert Spott, YUROK
The Elders say every person is born with free will and every person has
a specific purpose to accomplish during their life time. When our life
is relatively free from obstacles we are walking the path of God's will.
If our life is full of obstacles, we are not doing the will of God.
Often, the Great Spirit guides us through a system of coincidences. We
need to pay attention to coincidences. If we are aware of these, we
often can recognize the path which God is showing us. We need to pray
and ask Him to show us the path in terms we can understand.
Mystery, let me
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