A Reunion Of Souls ~2~ January 3
- "A Cherokee Feast Of Days"A kettle of hot soup, a cheerful voice, soft mu-
sic, and a warm fireside. A time ale-ye-su' to
enjoy. These precious things could be experienced
anywhere if the spirit is happy. Those living in a
mansion are no more apt to have them than those
living in a hut in the woods. A rich man may
want more, but he will not have more joy.
Harmony, a blending of simple things, a simple
gratitude for even the smallest things, makes life
beautiful. Even if the rain patters on the roof and
falls on the fields and in the river, it does not affect
harmony that is true and sweet. Relax and let it fall
on everything like manna from heaven.
Persevere onward to the place where the Creator
dwells in peace. Let not the things of the earth hinder
By: Joyce Sequichie Hifler"Red Hawk Tales""NATIVE AMERICAN WISDOM"AT ONE WITH NATURE
What is man without the beasts? If all the beasts
were gone, men would die from great loneliness
of spirit, for whatever happens to the beasts also
happens to man. All things are connected. Whatever
befalls the earth befalls the children of the earth.
Seathl, Duwamish chieffrom
THE GREAT LAW OF THE HODENOSAUNEE CONFEDERACY
When the statesman of the League shall assem-
ble they shall offer thanks to the earth where men
dwell, to the streams of water, the pools and lakes, to
the maize and the fruits. The eagle...is able to see
afar. If he sees in the distance any danger threaten-
ing, he will at once warn the people of the league.
Edited by: Kristen Maree ClearyCourtesy Of Karen RedHawk 1920
Meditations with Native American Elders"We don't have to say or think what we
don't wish to. We have a choice in those
things, and we have to realize that and
practice using that choice."-Rolling Thunder, CHEROKEE
Having choices makes us fully accountable.
No one can make us think anything we don't
want to think. No one can determine our be-
havior and how we act. It's not what's going
on but how we look at what's going on. If
someone does something and we get upset,
we can change how we look at it any time we
want. We can tell ourselves in the morning
that the day is going to be beautiful and that
we have expectations that great things will
happen. Doing this daily sets our minds to
look for the joy and the excitement of each
help me to
By: Don Coyhis"Beth's Bonus's"If you talk to the animals they will talk with you
and you will know each other.
If you do not talk to them, you will not know them,
And what you do not know you will fear.
What one fears one destroys.
~Chief Dan George~Barbara A Bailey