- THINK on THESE THINGS
by Joyce Sequichie Hifler
It is always amazing to hear someone scoff at the serious things.
Perhaps they only scoff because they can't recognize anything really
serious outside their own personal problems.... Or maybe they are just
afraid to acknowledge anything they don't understand.
Whatever it is that keeps people thinking in such a limited area adds to
the residue of dullness in their minds. And until they can mature enough
to believe in something worthwhile they continue to add layer after
layer of residue to the mind.
It is not surprising that some people believe themselves in possession
of all knowledge to the point that they feel free to ridicule those who
are still in the process of thinking things out. We can never truly
judge another's reasoning. We can only see the results and with time it
may be the person will break through that accumulation to wisdom and
kindness that is so necessary in tolerating others' opinions and
beliefs. The will the residue diminish and there will be a renewal of
March 5 - Daily Feast
Once you hear the cries of geese in flight, you never forget it.
Distance may muffle the sound at first - but then all is silent and that
clear spirited call comes through. The sound of geese is one of the
earliest signs that the season is changing. Long ribbons pulled along in
v-shape, turning like silver flecks in the sunlight before they fade
into the blue. Like other treasures we want to preserve, we need to
provide a place for them as an invitation to come and awaken us with
their primitive cries.
~ Such nearness to nature as I have described keeps the spirit sensitive
to impressions not commonly felt, and in touch with unseen powers. ~
OHIYESA - SANTEE DAKOTA, 1862
"A Cherokee Feast of Days, Volume II" by Joyce Sequichie Hifler
Elder's Meditation of the Day - March 5
"I have always searched for my place and my people."
--Wendy Rose, HOPI/MIWOK
For every human being to feel connected, we must have the feeling of
belonging. That is one of the values and benefits of a culture: it
creates the feeling of belonging. If for some reason, while you were
growing up, you did not develop the feeling of belonging, a search will
be triggered and a restlessness will be present in your heart. You will
have a hole inside you, something missing, until you find your place and
your people. Remember, we can get this feeling of belonging when we
realize we belong to the Great Spirit and that He really loves us a lot.
today, I belong
to You. Let me
feel Your presence.