"A Cherokee Feast Of Days"...........March 3
- "A Cherokee Feast Of Days"When life hurts, use your good imagination.
See yourself free of pain, physical or emo-
tional. See yourself have a stone lifted off so that
you can go free. Then be grateful that you have
weapons against whatever it is that hurts you. Your
words are your weapons--not words that cut and
hurt but words that lift you up and set you free. Say
to yourself: no weapon formed against me shall
Call for new and better circumstances to come
in and replace the hard ones you have been dealing
with. Words are creative. Don't insist on seeing how
they accomplish what they do. Just know they are
creative--we cannot use them in wrong ways and
expect to get good results. Be kind to yourself. Not
indulgent, but simply kind. Coax yourself into
peacefulness and pat yourself on the head for no
other reason than to stir up your courage. You are
worth it--and more, much more.
He pauses in an attitude of worship.-OHIYESA, DAKOTA
By: Joyce Sequichie Hifler"Meditations with our Native American Elders"For me writing has become prayers that
say, 'Great Spirit, return to us our
freedom, our land, and our lives. We are
thankful for the present from which to
learn how to be thankful for the past, and
how to be hopeful for the future."-Barney Bush, SHAWNEE
We Native people have really been tested. This
testing is having our land taken from us, our
culture challenged, and our way of living al-
tered. Gratefully, we have not lost our spiritu-
ality. Our spirituality has been the key for our
people making it through all of these tests.
Our prayers are strong. Indian people have
also been able to adjust to change and still
keep their culture and spirituality. Today, we
should be grateful to the Creator for the
present, and for the lessons of the past. May
our future be guided by the Great Spirit.
thank You for
You for my
By: Don CoyhisC/O
May today there be peace within.
May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be.
May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith.
May you use those gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that
has been given to you.
May you be content knowing you are a child of God. Let this presence settle
into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and
It is there for each and every one of us. *
Saint, Mother, Sister TheresaInterpretation: http://www.zita.be/vertalen//