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THINK on THESE THINGS’ for Tuesday, Nov. 25th

THINK on THESE THINGS’
By Joyce Sequichie Hifler

Frequently quoted American editor and author Christian Nestell Bovee wrote that sensitiveness is closely allied to egotism – indeed excessive sensitivity is only another name for morbid self-consciousness.

He wrote that the cure for it was to make more of our objectives and less of ourselves. And it isn’t easy to make less of ourselves.

Everyone at some time has felt extreme sensitivity toward people and surroundings. It is a sensitiveness that does not always have a good effect – seemingly for no reason at all we exercise no control over the emotions. It can be frightening to realize that we are quote as capable of destroying as we are, at other times, of building.

It is written in the essays of Aristotle that there are right things to say and a right way of saying them; and the same is true of listening. So often we make a casual remark, not meant to be tactless, but somehow it turns out that way. When there is a desire to appear witty, or clever, at someone else’s expense, there should be no pride in the results.

And when we listen to someone’s casual remark and take offense, we must examine our own thoughts. If we allow our minds to run in channels of vulgarity and mockery, then we can also expect to interpret others’ words to mean the same things.

We can so easily read the wrong things into others’ conversations, and in our own efforts to express ourselves say such foolish things that we lose the priceless gifts of relaxation and fun of conversing with other people. And for these reasons we must cultivate the art of speaking and listening with the warmest heart – which harbors nothing that is not right.

It is a good idea in the most sensitive times to recognize them for what they are and to make a pact within one’s self to by pass this time for serious thought and decision making. This, above all, should be a time for relaxing against the wind of oversensitivity. To resist it only strengthens it, and to look at it clearly and coolly will take away its mystery and its heat.

It is well to remember that the too-sensitive person is not the true self, but the one with the marvelous mental attitude most certainly is – wait for that person.

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Elder’s Meditation of the Day – November 25

Elder’s Meditation of the Day – November 25

“People and nations who understand the Natural Law are self-governing, following the principles of love and respect that insure freedom and peace.”

–Traditional Circle of Elders, NAVAJO-HOPI Joint Use Area

The Natural Laws work hand-in-hand with the circle. Each part of a circle will look to the center and will see something different. For example, if you put an irregular shaped object in the center of a circle and you have people standing in a circle around the object, each one will describe it differently. Everyone in the circle will be right. Only by honoring and respecting everyone’s input, can the truth about the object be revealed. We need to learn to honor differences.

My Creator, let me honor all differences.

 

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November 25 – Daily Feast

November 25 – Daily Feast

Agreement is a power tool in getting things done. It has been written that where two agree as touching anything on earth – it will happen. This can explain why some things happen and others do not. It is not often that we set out to agree with someone. More often we want to put our point across and we’re not set to hear what someone else thinks is good. But this is one of the spiritual laws that govern a person’s ability to live well on this earth. When you have a need, or there is something important that needs to happen, call in your agreement partner and make a pact. This is the gi ga, the covenant between two people that produces results.

~ At times we did not get enough to eat and we were not allowed to hunt. ~

CRAZY HORSE – SIOUX WAR CHIEF, 1877

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

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The Daily Motivator for Nov. 25th – Do a little something

Do a little something

If you don’t feel like doing anything, that’s okay. Make the choice to do something anyway, and you’ll be feeling much better real soon.

Do a little something, then do a little something more. Give your efforts the benefit of momentum.

The more you do, the more you feel like doing. Just a little effort will begin to get momentum on your side.

Instead of wondering if your efforts will make a difference, or worrying that they won’t, go ahead and find out. Replace the emptiness of speculation with the substance of action.

Just get started, and suddenly you’re able to convert fleeting time into lasting value. Just get started, and you’ll actually find yourself enjoying the effort.

It feels good to make a difference, so give yourself that good feeling. Seize the opportunity to act, and enjoy the many rewards that flow from your actions.

— Ralph Marston

The Daily Motivator

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The Daily OM for Nov. 25th – The Effect of Not Doing

The Effect of Not Doing
When We Don’t Take Action

by Madisyn Taylor

Our actions shape our lives, but what we don’t take action on can be just as powerful.

Life is sculpted on a moment-to-moment basis. Every one of the thoughts we think, the words we speak, and the actions we take contributes to the complex quality and character of the universe’s unfolding. It simply is not possible to be alive without making an impact on the world that surrounds us. Every action taken affects the whole as greatly as every action not taken. And when it comes to making the world a better place, what we choose not to do can be just as important as what we choose to do.

For example, when we neglect to recycle, speak up, vote, or help somebody in immediate need, we are denying ourselves the opportunity to be an agent for positive change. Instead, we are enabling a particular course to continue unchallenged, picking up speed even as it goes along. By holding the belief that our actions don’t make much of a difference, we may find that we often tend to forego opportunities for involvement. Alternatively, if we see ourselves as important participants in an ever-evolving world, we may feel more inspired to contribute our unique perspective and gifts to a situation.

It is wise to be somewhat selective about how and where we are using our energy in order to keep ourselves from becoming scattered. Not every cause or action is appropriate for every person. When a situation catches our attention, however, and speaks to our heart, it is important that we honor our impulse to help and take the action that feels right for us. It may be offering a kind word to a friend, giving resources to people in need, or just taking responsibility for our own behavior. By doing what we can, when we can, we add positive energy to our world. And sometimes, it may be our one contribution that makes all the difference.

 

 

The Daily OM

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Gain Insight Chant

Gain Insight Chant

Divine Mother

Mother Divine

Show me the Way

Give me a sign

 

Wiccan Chants
Christine Roche
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Remove Stress from Oneself Chant

Remove Stress from Oneself Chant

 

Storms within

Storms without

Storms above

Storms below

In my center

Stillness lies

It is my will

It is my right

 

 
Wiccan Chants
Christine Roche
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Daily Protection Chant

Daily Protection Chant

 

I am Protected by the Might

Gracious Goddess

Day and Night

Hold me

Safe From the Harm

Make Me Feel Nice And Protected

 

 
Wiccan Chants
Christine Roche
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