"A Cherokee Feast Of Days"...........December 28
A Cherokee Feast Of DaysNever turn your good successful ideainto an organization and set up councils and com-mittees to run it. If you do, you will lose the com-mon touch and the organization will turn to catchyphrases and initials that identify it. Committeeswill spend their time having lunch and talkingabout promotion rather than quality.People lose sight of quality and service asthey try to squeeze out more hours, more money,more product that no longer is what it once was.Watch out for titles and power and wretched littlepeople who want recognition with as little work aspossible.Come down off of it. Do good service,make a good product that is not chicken soup fromchemical flavorings. Do everything with the motto,"I can be trusted." It will amaze you what it can do.General Howard said, "Shut up! The law says yougo on the reservation to live, and I want you to doso."By: Joyce Sequichie Hifler
365 Days of Walking the Red RoadA chief must not seekprofit for himself.-SWEET MEDICINE,CHEYENNEIn RemembranceOf the more than 300 SiouxIndians who crossed over onDecember 28, 1890, during themassacre at Wounded Knee.By: Terri JeanCourtesy Of RedHawk 1920Meditations with Native American Elders"I believe that being a medicine man,more than anything else, is a state ofmind, a way of looking at andunderstanding this earth, a sense of whatit is all about."-Lame Deer, LAKOTAThe Medicine Wheel explains different ways oflooking at the world. The four directions arethe East, the South, the West, and the North.In the East is the view of the eagle - the eagleflies high and sees the earth from that point ofview. The South is the direction of the mouse.Moving on the earth, the mouse will not seewhat the eagle sees. Both the eagle and themouse see the truth. The West is the directionof the bear - the bear will see different fromthe mouse and the eagle. From the Northcomes the point of view of the bison. To be aMedicine Man you must journey through allpoints of view and develop the mind to see theinterconnectedness of all four directions. Thistakes time, patience and an open mind. Even-tually, you understand there is only love.Great Spirit,today, allowmy mind tostay open.By: Don CoyhisBeths's Bonus'shttp://nl.youtube.com/watch?v=Iwuc5_oe9-Q&feature=relatedThe essential joy of being with horses is
that it brings us in contact with the rare
elements of grace, beauty, spirit, and fire.~Sharon Ralls Lemon~May you experience each day as a sacred gift
woven around the heart of wonder.
From My Heart,
© ~ Barbara A Bailey ~The National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association
"Improving Wildlife Care"