- THINK on THESE THINGS
by Joyce Sequichie Hifler
The setting of the sun on an old year is a kind of summing up time. What
have you accomplished? What were your goals? Will they be higher in the
Whatever your personal plans and whatever the reasons back of them,
there are common everyday kinds of people that should be kept in view.
They have positive outlooks, and are best recognized when sincerely
listening to a child's words.
You will see them when they steady the elderly, you will know them by
their kindness'. You will not often hear their prayers as they are for
their God. But you will know they are to be depended upon and that they
will not tire of these things, for it is their natural role.
Think about these people when you set your plans. They are good to
remember. Your success or failure depends upon these people being you.
March 3 - Daily Feast
Some mysteries have never been explained; how a firefly lights up its
tail, how a bumblebee flies, and how a hummingbird can hover and dart.
Even deeper mysteries surround us personally. How did we get to this
place to do this thing? We know little more about ourselves than we do
about the firefly and bumblebee. To think and ponder and question is a
part of our nature - but if we were to put to work what we already know
we would be financial geniuses and spiritual giants. No mystery stands
out here, but think what we could do were we to work like the ant - and
with no overseer.
~ He did not depend altogether on his eyes for information. ~
SAID ABOUT PONTIAC - OTTAWA, 1700's
"A Cherokee Feast of Days, Volume II" by Joyce Sequichie Hifler
Elder's Meditation of the Day - March 3
"For me writing has become prayers that say, `Great Spirit, return to us
our freedom, our land, and our lives. We are thankful for the present
from which to learn how to be thankful for the past, and how to be
hopeful for the future."
--Barney Bush, SHAWNEE
We Native people have really been tested. This testing is having our
land taken from us, our culture challenged, and our way of living
altered. Gratefully, we have not lost our spirituality. Our spirituality
has been the key for our people making it through all of these tests.
Our prayers are strong. Indian people have also been able to adjust to
change and still keep their culture and spirituality. Today, we should
be grateful to the Creator for the present, and for the lessons of the
past. May our future be guided by the Great Spirit.
thank You for
You for my
- Hi All Donna will be posting the daily Meditation starting tomorrow i
will be on a vacation for until Sept 4th thank you Donna ~Will miss you
all ~Have a good summer Hugs~~~~~~~>Jeanne
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'THINK on THESE THINGS'
by Joyce Sequichie Hifler
We pray for a change, we hope for a change, but we wait impatiently. Is
God not hearing us? We asked. Where is the answers?
If our prayers were suddenly answered, would we be ready? Or would we
look behind us for the familiar things, the people, the habits, the
If we were instantly healed, instantly prospered, instantly sought after
and loved, then what would we do? Attention, compassion and self-pity
are sometimes more important than having everything changed for the
better. The fear of being without something to keep us working with the
same burden, dealing with familiar pain, can stop us from knowing what
it is to be free and well.
If we can envision life without a particular problem we can turn our
minds to real change and have it happen. If we can see change, receive
it, and know the joy, then gratitude and thanksgiving sets it in place.
July 30 - Daily Feast
We talk about choosing our friends, but true friends are self-selected.
It is they who decide to respond and by what method. And finally they
make themselves our friends by being loyal and having a genuine concern
for our well being - or allowing privacy when it is needed.
Acquaintances wait and judge. And sometimes it is better to be
acquaintances when we cannot find a common ground on which to be
friends. There is honesty in admitting we cannot be dear friends to all
people. But there is always something special. A friend is a unali -
without question or fear or concern for equal time. This is why friends
are dear to us. They have chosen to be so.
~ The white man does not obey the Great Spirit; that is why the Indian
never could agree with him. ~
'A Cherokee Feast of Days', by Joyce Sequichie Hifler
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Elder's Meditation of the Day July 30
"You want to know who's a real medicine man? He's the one who doesn't
say 'I'm a medicine man.' He doesn't ask you to come to him. You've got
to go and ask him. And you'll find he's always there among his own
--Louis Farmer, ONONDAGA
The Medicine Man is a role model of what it is like to live in harmony
and balance with the Creator. It takes a long time, a lot of sacrifice
and discipline to become a Medicine Man. A Medicine Man is humble and
never crass about anything. He knows he lives to do the will of the
Great Spirit. He knows he is to help the people. He lives very low key -
the more low key he lives, the more people seek him out - and such is
life. The more one serves the people and is quiet about it, the more he
is sought out. The quieter he is, the more powerful is his medicine.
allow me this day
to be humble.
Allow me this day
not to seek attention,
but to live quietly
and keep my focus
on serving You.
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