- THINK ON THESE THINGS
by Joyce Sequichie Hifler
What would the old Indians thought about the time we are living in? Some
would only grunt but their thoughts would have been profound. They had
ways of "hearing through the bushes", meaning they could hear the signs
of the times -- yes, they had ways we do not understand with all our
When we stopped believing in the supernatural we gave up our sensitive
understanding, our ability to hear through the bushes. When we were very
young we had no TV, no radio, no cell phones or taped music. Our
perception was very sharp, and though our mother tried to put a lid on
mine, I would say it all anyway.
Children without cartoons are more "knowing" than those whose minds are
being entertained but not particularly taught. Never feel bad because of
what was not available. Be glad that you can think and be richly
blessed, and don't be surprised when you can "hear through the bushes."
January 2 - Daily Feast, Volume II
Little quiet spells are as rare as jewels. Many can't stand even a
little silence and try to fill it with empty chatter - or with words
that should never have been spoken. It is a great art to be silent. The
Cherokee calls it da lo ni ge s to di - e lu we i, which is golden
silence. We paint with our words that which we want others to see, and
we choose colors to communicate, to understand, to sense. The fewest
words make silence speak most eloquently.
~ The fruits of silence are self-control, courage, endurance, patience
and dignity. ~
"A Cherokee Feast of Days, Volume II" by Joyce Sequichie Hifler
Elder's Meditation of the Day - January 2
"People have to be responsible for their thoughts, so they have to learn
to control them. It may not be easy, but it can be done."
--Rolling Thunder, CHEROKEE
WE control our thoughts by controlling our self talk. At any moment we
choose we can talk to ourselves differently. The fight comes with the
emotions that are attached to our thoughts. If our emotion is high and
seems to be out of control, we can say to ourselves STOP IT!, take a
few deep breaths, then ask the Creator for the right thought or the
right decision or the right action. If we practice this for a while, our
thought life will be different. It helps if in the morning we ask God to
direct our thinking. God loves to help us.
my thinking so
my choices are
chosen by You.