Daily Archives: January 6, 2011


By Joyce Sequichie Hifler

Think on pleasant things. Deliberately turn your thoughts to something pleasant when the pressures are too intense. And be careful as undisciplined thought quickly sifts back to the unhappy, unsettled mind.

The greater part of the time we are victims of our emotions. They play havoc with our peace of mind and are great friends of pessimism. They tell us things are true with such sincerity that we believe them into fact. They convince us things are a certain way and that we cannot remedy them with any amount of effort.

But stop where you are and consider what it is you are listening to and how it affects your feelings. Do a turnabout and take the positive route of deliberately replacing thoughts of unhappiness, injustices, and misunderstandings with the thought that these are merely chariots to carry us past all that has withheld freedom.


Available online! ‘Cherokee Feast of Days’
By Joyce Sequichie Hifler.

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Elder’s Meditation of the Day – January 6

Elder’s Meditation of the Day – January 6

“When we’re through with this earth and all these problems, we don’t have to come back. But as long as we’re here we have a job to do and a purpose to fulfill and that means dealing with the circumstances around us.”

–Rolling Thunder, CHEROKEE

We are put on the earth to participate in life. We have a beautiful mind, we have the ability to pray, we have the ability to change, we have the ability to accept, and we have choices. All things God created are constantly changing. This constant change causes our circumstances to change. Sometimes we say life is difficult. During these times we need to use our tools: the tools of prayer, and the tools of meditation. We are designed to change and live joyfully on this earth. The only requirement for living joyfully is to live according to the laws, principles and values given to us by the Creator.

Great Spirit, give me Your courage today, and guide my footsteps.



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January 6 – Daily Feast

 January 6 – Daily Feast

Dare to believe in miracles. Look beyond the mud on the windshield, beyond the impossible, and know life is more than anguish and stress. Reach out to someone, when your heart is too heavy to feel the sunlight or to taste the rain. Rid yourself of dark thought and melancholy. Open your mind to fresh air, to the unlimited music in your soul. Thoreau wrote of waking in the night to hear a strain of music dying away – travelers singing. He said his whole being was so expanded and infinitely and divinely related that he knew how narrow his own thinking had been. The Cherokee always teach their young to listen. We hear not the crash of cymbals or the noise that rise the airwaves – but the sweet song of the meadow, the even rhythmic sounds of nature. It is here where the dikanowadidohi angel sings.

~ Speak to yourself in spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord. ~

‘A Cherokee Feast of Days’, by Joyce Sequichie Hifler

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Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night

A traditional song for the end of the Yule season opens:

Down with the rosemary and bay,
Down with the mistletoe.

This day is traditionally known as Twelfth Night, the last of the twelve days of Christmas. It’s time now to take down your decorations; in fact, many people believe keeping them up after this day will bring bad luck. If you still want some decoration in your living space now, generic winter fare such as plain white lights or greenery will have to do. Extra plants can keep the winter blues away and the air fresh.

Holiday lore: Twelfth Night celebrations in cultures around the world call for cake-baking. In France, the cake is called Galette des Rois (the King’s Cake); in England, the cake has lucky charms baked inside it, and in Mexico, the cake is crown-shaped.


 ~ Magenta Griffith

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Chicken Soup for the Soul – You Know You’re a Mom When…

You Know You’re a Mom When…

In celebration of Mother’s Day, here’s a list of some of the funniest ‘symptoms’ of motherhood.

BY: Angela Jones

1. You plan your day according to when Sesame Street is on.
2. You have signed a check with a crayon.
3. You find Goldfish crackers in the glove box of your car.
4. You wipe other kids’ noses.
5. You have accidentally brushed your teeth with Desitin.
6. You have caught spit-up in your hand.
7. You leave for a date with your husband carrying a diaper bag instead of your purse.
8. You have memorized the entire lineup of Saturday morning cartoons.
9. You have finally paid for all of your groceries and are heading out of the doors when you realize one of your kids has lost a shoe somewhere in the store.
10. You can recite Goodnight Moon and Green Eggs and Ham by heart.
11. You let your baby sit in his dirty diaper until Oprah is over.
12. You have shared a fifteen-minute conversation about your baby with a complete stranger at the grocery store.
13. You filled up your child’s baby book before her first tooth appeared.
14. You silently curse people if they call during naptime.
15. You forgot your mother-in-law’s first name because you now only refer to her as “Grandma.”
16. You arrange your travel itinerary based on McDonald’s Playland locations.
17. You are just as surprised when you sleep through the night as when your child does.
18. You consider the person who invented the Sippy Cup a genius.
19. You see a mom from your child’s playgroup at the mall and know her son’s name but not hers.
20. You consider it a major triumph if you shower by noon.
21. You justify every excessive crying spell with teething.
22. You pick up the phone and call your mother when your baby rolls over for the first time.
23. You have kept your favorite babysitter a secret from other mothers in your playgroup.
24. You have your pediatrician’s telephone number on speed-dial.
25. You own the entire Baby Einstein DVD collection.
26. You find yourself humming the “Rubber Duckie” song in the shower.
27. You have dressed your baby in whatever is on top of the clean laundry pile.
28. You cry at Johnson & Johnson commercials.
29. You have considered trading your whole life savings for just one good night of sleep.
30. You see your parents in a whole new light.
31. You consider parenting to be the best job in the world.

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Goddess of the Day for 1/6 is Hathor

Hathor (Egyptian)
Goddess of Pleasure, Joy, Jove, Music, and Dancing.  Protectress of women and embodiment of the finest female qualities. Protector of Women in Business Affairs. Protection, Sustenance, Motherhood. She is the wife of Horus. Her name means “House of Hours”. She is depicted with the head of a cow as she is the eternal mother and guardian of  mothers. A Hathor’s Mirror is very important for the Witch. Hathor was cunning as well as beautiful.

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Daily Goddess Devotion for 1/6

Daily Goddess Devotion

Fear not winters cold and frozen ground,
For within its snowy white, life can be found.
By branches green and light shall it be,
A remembrance of life, that soon shall be seen.

Lady Abigail
Copyright © 12122010

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Runecast for Thursday January 6

The rune that popped up this morning is Nauthiz Nauthiz pronounced “now-these” (N: Need) Delays, restriction. Resistance leading to strength, innovation, need-fire (self-reliance). Distress, confusion, conflict, and the power of will to overcome them. Endurance, survival, determination. A time to exercise patience. Recognition of one’s fate. Major self-initiated change. Face your fears.

A high wall bars the way. Only a lizard can climb on it. So  –  become a lizard! Difficulties force you to make changes. Your life may presently have several difficulties or obstacles and it is hardly possible to continue in the same way as you have done before. You may feel up against a wall, but it is so solid that if you try to destroy it, you are likely to damage yourself. A considerable change of attitude and life-style is needed. Only by making such a deep-rooted change can you overcome the obstacles in your way. The rune Nauthiz advises you not to try to overcome obstacles in vain, but there is no reason to be passive and just wait. The wall won’t simply disappear and your best way forward is to work patiently on yourself. Accept that you cannot change your situation quickly or simply, because what may be needed is a qualitative change in your whole way of life.

Nauthiz Reversed or Merkstave: Constraint of freedom, distress, toil, drudgery, laxity. Necessity, extremity, want, deprivation, starvation, need, poverty, emotional hunger. (Note: the reversed or merkstave definitions are included only for reference as they apply to a multi-rune cast and not to a single rune that’s drawn blind from the pouch)

As with all, take only what feels right to you and disregard the rest.

**a portion of today’s rune meaning/description was kindly provided by Ingrid Halvorsen at sunnyway.com and used here with her gracious permission**

In the Light…


“Music is a release from the tyranny of conscious thought”
– Kevin Burke
Insanity is inherited, you get it from your kids…
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