- THINK ON THESE THINGS
by Joyce Sequichie Hifler
What great surprises wait in store for us? What seemingly unbelievable
events startle our ability to reason and what logic evades us just when
we had begun to think we could do anything? Suddenly we are walking in
the deep dark woods with no light and nothing to guide our steps.
We do not know it all. When we begin to think we have the world by the
tail we had better reassess our standing place. What was once a secure
footing is now shaky ground. Where is our help? Everything we had
figured out as right no longer has validity and we begin to look for the
If only we would all look for the light. If only we were not so set in
our ways, defending our right to be someone that knows it all, we could
stand in the light. Listen, without the Light there is no life. When we
give in to the fact that something greater exists for us, we feel the
hold on our consciousness loosen.
January 10 - Daily Feast, Volume II
Know that you are not the ony one to ever feel humiliation and pain.
There is nothing new under the sun. Many have been through this valley
and they understand what you are having to bear. Never lose faith
because you asked and did not receive. We can ask amiss, but more than
likely we are edged out by a subtle something we dod not recognize as
danger. As remote as it seems, this experience will pass. This time and
place and reason cannot be stolen when the space is filled with praise,
because praise is giving.
~ We always give the Great Spirit something. I think that is good. ~
BLACKFOOT - CROW CHIEF
"A Cherokee Feast of Days, Volume II" by Joyce Sequichie Hifler
Elder's Meditation of the Day - January 10
"We cannot escape remembering the important things that have happened,
and we cannot escape the awareness of the important things that have not
--Ralph Salisbury, CHEROKEE
There is a Master Plan. There are Natural Laws that run the universe.
Everything on the earth has a purpose. Change is constant. That which is
built is constantly being destroyed. That which is loose is being used
to build new things. Nothing can be destroyed, only rearranged. Change
will happen and every setback is only temporary. In other words, the
Creator is in charge. We are not in charge. He designed the universe. He
runs the universe and He will change what needs to be changed. As
humans, it is easier for us to participate in all of this if we are
spiritual. We need to be tuned in. Therefore, God gave us the spiritual
concept of acceptance. When things change, we can change ourselves
through the principle of acceptance.
let me live
Today let us
do it Your
- 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
From: gringa@... (Donna) Date: Wed, Jul 30, 2003, 10:01am To:
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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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