Daily Archives: February 17, 2011

‘THINK on THESE THINGS’

‘THINK on THESE THINGS’
By Joyce Sequichie Hifler

It has become increasingly noticeable how the power grab has reached even the lower levels of living. It is a right thing for us to try to raise ourselves. To fail to try would earmark us for failure….and yet up the shaky ladder of success climb so many bodies without spirits, so little understanding of what is ahead….and often less of what is past.

If we could only realize our power comes not from grasping the coattails of others, but from a higher source that knows the way….that places before us the right steps, the correct manner, the much needed wisdom and inspiration.

Why is it that when all this guidance is available to us, we let the littleness of our souls hold us back, believing all the time that any forward motion is because we have learned how to twist situations to our own avail.

How sad the lot of those who discover all the rungs on their ladder are on the same level. “Power will intoxicate the best hearts, as wine the strongest heads,” wrote Caleb Colton. “No man is wise enough, nor good enough, to be trusted with unlimited power.”

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

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Elder’s Meditation of the Day – February 17

Elder’s Meditation of the Day – February 17

“Silence and self-control permeate the entirety of our lives.”

–Larry P. Aitken, CHIPPEWA

The Creator gave us all the Red Road and on this Red Road we are required to think and act in a spiritual way. To make sure I conduct myself according to the Red Road, I must make sure I develop my self discipline. Self control works best when we pray for the courage and power t do the will of the Great Spirit. We are here on the earth to do the will of the Great Spirit. Sometimes, we must battle ourselves to do this.

Great Spirit, help me to have my self-control guided by spiritual ways.

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February 17 – Daily Feast

February 17 – Daily Feast

Touching the earth is a lovely thing, a feeling of once again finding our beginnings, a knowing that this place where we stand, whether to walk or plow or plant, is something created for us, for the pulse of the earth slows our own and tranquilizes our confusion. The Cherokees believe that seeing the sky in all its limitless depths stirs our imaginations and stretches our awareness of how much simple beauty is provided for us. We can see that bitterness lasts only as long as we allow it, but we have reached beyond the ceiling of our minds and are as unlimited as the sky. As currents of air stir the fragrance of flowers, we may not be able to see all things but we sense the influence and know that life is ours to enjoy. It comes by Divine heritage.

~ Ka wat lee OS, tat gat eh’. Peace for the Cherokees, Oh America, peace for the Cherokees. ~

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

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The Goddess Companion

The Goddess Companion
 

Happily May I walk.
Happily, with abundance, may I walk.
Happily, with abundant colors, may I walk.
Happily, with abundant rain, may I walk.
Happily, on a trail of abundant pollen, may I walk.
Happily, with abundance, may I walk.
Happily, may I walk.
~ Hopi Night Chant
 
Where does happiness come from? Today we are told that happiness comes from holding a perfect job, having a perfect body, being in a perfect relationship. But the Hopi and other ancient people of the Americas made happiness something simpler, and more profound. To them, happiness was being attuned to the natural world around us – and fulfilling one’s duties toward that world.
 
For the world does not just exist outside ourselves. We interact with it at every turn. Our actions have consequences: just as surely as today’s weather will affect our way of dressing to go outdoors, our actions affect our world. At this moment, the liquefied bodies of dinosaurs are being burned to heat our air; waters are being directed from their natural sources into our homes; fuel is being burned at a distant site and carried to our buildings for electricity. Even as we sit still, reading, we consume the products of the earth. We are never separate from her, not for an instant. Let us grow more aware of this deep connection, and find not only happiness but responsibility within it.

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By Patricia Monaghan
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Crone’s Corner – Increasing Your Vitality and Creativity Spell

Crone’s Corner -Increasing Your Vitality and Creativity Spell

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This time of year has been associated with creativity, fire, poetry, and healing.
Leo Moons, too, are generally associated with fiery activities and with creativity.
  
This later part of winter of course can sometimes be a time of reduced energy
and low vitality in the Northern Hemisphere as we tire of the cold and short day.
The time is right now for spellwork that will strengthen our internal fires and help
us to feel vibrant, alive, and creative again. Call on the returning light and the Leo
Full Moon to help kindle your internal fires.
 
To prepare, you will need a red candle, some red stones such as amber, ruby,
or garnet, and a piece of red cloth. In the evening time, put the red cloth out in a
special part of your house where you contemplate your space in private
(or with a couple of good friends.) Arrange the stones near the candle on the piece
of cloth; these will help you energize and ground your creative energies.
 
After you have lit the candles, chant these words aloud several times.

 

 

Fire burn, fire bright,
Help my inner spark to light.
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Jonathan Keyes

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Daily Aromatherapy Tip

Daily Aromatherapy Tip 

 
Pink Grapefruit Salt Scrub

1/2 Cup Sea salt
1/4 cup Sweet Almond Oil or any other carrier oil.
8 drops Pink Grapefruit(or Grapefruit) , 2 drops Geranium (or RoseGeranium)

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Add essential oil to Almond Oil, Pour it over salts and stir to blend.
To use, gently massage into damp skin and rinse with warm water

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Spell – A- Day – Begin with a Thought Spell

 

Spell – A- Day – Begin with a Thought Spell
Incense of the day: Eucalyptus
 
Everything begins with a thought. As soon as you think of an outcome you would like to experience
or witness, you have created the energy for it to happen. With further thoughts, you can continue to feed that energy with positive visualizations and affirmations that program your desire in your conscious and subconscious brain. Meanwhile, in the material realm, you can take further steps to achieve your goal. To do so, first light a green candle. Green is the color of abundance and success. In your Book of Shadows, or in a note pad if you do not have such a book, write this spell with green ink,
if possible. This will further empower the magic. If you have a tiger’s-eye stone, hold it firmly as you speak the following words:
 
Only for the good of all
This change will come.
Only if it is meant to be
Will this manifestation be done.
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By: Emely Flak

, Llewellyn and GrannyMoon’s Morning Feast

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Seasons of the Witch

Seasons of the Witch 
  
Random Acts of Kindness Day
Fornacalia (Old Roman Bread Festival)
National Cafe Au Lait Day
Championship Crab Races
Bonten Festival (Japan)
National PTA Founder’s Day
St. Fintan’s Day
Festival Du Voyageur begins (Manitoba, Canada)
Sourdough Rendezvous begins (Yukon, Canada)
Feast of Shesmu (Eqyptian God of Wine Press)
Celtic tree month of Luis ends
  
Quirinalia/Festival of the Stupid/Feast of Fools – Rome was divided into thirty divisions, and each section was responsible for choosing its own day in early February for performing the Fornicalia, or first fruit offering to Ceres of roasted wheat. As Rome grew larger, people grew confused about which section they belonged to, and so people were allowed to make their sacrifice on the Quirinalia, which was therefore called the Feast of Fools.
Blackburn, Bonnie and Leofranc Holford-Strevens, Oxford Companion to the Year, Oxford University Press 1999
 
Various Sources, see Festivals and Holidays:
Fellow Ship of the Earth, Moon and Sky, School Of The Seasons 
http://secondsightresearch.tripod.com/bodyandsoul/id2.html
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