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‘THINK on THESE THINGS’ for July 25th

‘THINK on THESE THINGS’
By Joyce Sequichie Hifler

We often wonder why we must come in contact with some phases of life that seem so unrelated to how we think and plan. It seems we should be able to contend with things that really have little kinship to what we’re trying to do.

But no matter how we question and analyze, situations and events continue to present themselves for solving. It takes a great deal of wisdom to know the difference between that which we must do and that which we must refuse serious consideration. This very thin line is the deciding factor in the victory or defeat of a plan.

Like a well-written story, sometimes the smallest incident hidden among our experiences can play a very big part at some later time. It is difficult to know just which parts of the puzzle will fall into place to complete a picture we seek.

We must take one step at a time, being sensibly aware of the thoughts we store in our minds. For “as a man thinketh in his heart, so he is.” As long as we dwell on all the unnecessary activities we will never have time for the important things. If we seek the wisdom of the one Creative Mind we have much less chance of being led astray by the glitter of unimportant things.

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Elder’s Meditation of the Day July 25

Elder’s Meditation of the Day July 25

“People need to wake up. They can’t hear God’s voice if they’re asleep.”

–Vernon Cooper, LUMBEE

Black Elk, a Sioux, talks about the hoop of many hoops. He says that above the people is a hoop, a conscience, the total belief of the people. If the hoop is sick, meaning dysfunctional, co-dependent, a lot of alcoholism, family abuse, violence, racism and sexual abuse, the people can get used to this and think this is normal. In other words, the people are asleep. If we have left the spiritual way of life, the people are asleep. If we are giving our power to another entity, the people are asleep. In most tribes, there are Coyote Clans. The job of the Coyote Clan people is to wake the people up. They need to become a nuisance and irritate the people. We must return to the spiritual walk.

Oh Great Spirit, keep me awake today. Let me hear the voices of our ancestors…let me hear the voices of the Grandfathers. Because everybody is doing it doesn’t make things right. Let me hear the truth today and become a coyote for the people. Give me the courage to be willing to be different. Let me walk straight on the Red Road.

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July 25 – Daily Feast

July 25 – Daily Feast

The haying season is in full swing and trucks loaded with bales of green-gold leave the meadows stirred into action. Killdeer circle overhead, and quail call for a covey scattered by the noise of machines. To all appearances, this is the quiet season – but appearances are deceiving. The end is never the end but another beginning. The grasses drying in the sun have dropped seeds that will sprout again. Tall graceful sunflowers shade the wild petunias that wait for another rain. We finish one thing and begin another – always with a fresh eye for how we can do better. It reminds us that what we want to reap, we must first plant and cultivate and water with love.

~ The Great Spirit has smiled upon us and made us glad. ~

KEOKUK, 1848

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

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The Daily Motivator for July 25th – You have today

You have today

You have today. You can make it rich and you can fill it with meaning.

No matter what else you may have or not have, you have today. You have the priceless opportunity to live with purpose, passion, joy and love.

You can learn, explore, discover, build, connect, observe, understand, participate and lead. The possibilities available to you are determined by your creativity and your willingness to move life forward.

You have today, so while you do, grab some of those possibilities and run with them. You have today, and when it’s over you’ll be thankful you made such good use of it.

There is no need to wish for more when you understand and appreciate the value of what you have. You have today, and with it, the opportunity to create and experience as much richness as you can imagine.

Feel fully alive, feel capable, feel excited and enthusiastic about the great possibilities. You have today, right here and now, so live its magnificent promise in your own unique and satisfying way.

— Ralph Marston
Source:
The Daily Motivator

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The Daily OM for July 25th – Enjoying Life

Enjoying Life
Remembering the Moment

by Madisyn Taylor

It is only in the present moment that we experience being alive.

Life, in all of its fullness, is happening right now. While our thoughts are sometimes elsewhere, beautiful opportunities and moments are being passed over and lost to the flow of time. And though we cannot possibly fully experience each leaf that falls to the ground, sometimes we get so attached to reaching our goals that we don’t pay attention to the wonder all around us. When we do that, we live in a world that exists only in our heads, while we miss life itself. There is so much to be enjoyed and appreciated that we need to remember to pay attention to the present moment, because it is the only space in which we can experience being alive.

We learn from our past, but dwelling on it keeps us from being fully present to life in the moment. We create our lives with our thoughts, but focusing so firmly on our imagined future keeps us from co-creating with the universe, so we might never allow ourselves to live our dreams as they manifest. It’s possible to be so happy and comfortable in our inner worlds that we lose touch with the business of life. We may enjoy spending large portions of time in meditation, or focused on our thoughts.

Life must be attended to, and if we are wise, we can enjoy it at the same time. We can awaken ourselves to the moment we are living right now by taking a deep breath and simply looking around. In doing so, we refocus our attention to our location in the real world. Then we can learn to appreciate the process of working toward our goals as much as their attainment. Balancing ourselves between the present moment and eternity, we can experience and enjoy the full range of reality available to us as spiritual beings living on earth.

 

Source:
The Daily OM

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Psychic Protection Spell

Psychic Protection Spell 

You Will Need:

Protection Incense (herbs or oils work fine also)
Black 8″ Taper Candle

It is best to find a work area that you can leave untouched for three days. If you must put away your tools, try to at least keep your spell candle out in the open. This spell is used to protect yourself from mental attacks.

Prepare your work area by setting up any tools you may use in addition to your spell candle. Love or protection incense is recommended (herbs or oils can also be used). While setting up your area, CONCENTRATE on the purpose of your work.

Bathe in purification herbs, or with your favorite bath salts. While you are bathing, concentrate again on the purpose of your spell. Do not let negative thoughts enter your mind.

After bathing, go to your work area. Cast a circle and light some incense. Envision a large, white ball of light surrounding you, your work area, and your home. Hold the candle between the palms of your hands and direct all of your positive energy into the candle. Place the candle in its candle holder. Prior to lighting the candle, say (either aloud, or to yourself):

“This candle represents protection over me in all things”

Light the candle and say (either aloud or to yourself):

“As the light of this flame grows, I can feel the light and positive
energy around me. As this candle burns, everything around me is blessed
with light and love. I am blessed with light and love. Negative energy
is being banished.”

Sit back and watch the candle burn. Keep visualizing the white ball of light and protection around you. Envision your Higher Power blessing you and protecting you from harm. See yourself blessing whoever or whatever it is that brings harm to you. Bless them so that they may be happy and will no longer wish to cause you harm. Feel the peace and love. When the candle had burned 1/3 of the way, say

“As the flame of the candle is extinguished–evil, negativity, and harm towards me is banished.”

Extinguish the candle- don’t blow it out, though! Just muffle it or pinch the flame out, many believe blowing a candle out diverts the energy and shows disrespect.

Repeat this for two more nights. On the last night, after the candle has burned away and the leftover wax has cooled, discard the wax in the garbage to symbolize throwing away that which causes you harm.

You have been blessed with Light, Love, Peace, and Protection.
Whatever was causing you harm will no longer do so.

~Author Unknown

 

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To Learn the Truth

To Learn the Truth

Author – Raymond Buckland

 

Light alter candles.
Light Incense.
Think hard on the subject about which you wish to learn the truth. Light petitioners candle.. a candle representing yourself. (Can be any color you feel represents yourself.) and say,
“This candle I light to represent myself. It burns as does the spirit. It is as myself in all things.”
Light 2 white candles and say,
” These are the symbols for truth. They are enjoined about (your name) and to me show all truth”.
Then say:
“As I rock in the night ‘cross the brown heath bare,
In the bright moons light saw a castle fair;
Lords and ladies, great and small,
Where crowding in, ’twas a festival,
Grasses in the wind are waving.
They bade me welcome and I went
To drink their wine to my heart’s content.
I danced and laughed with the ladies fair.
Ne’er in my life had I such cheer;
Grasses in the wind are waving.
Then all at once there came a cry:
Haro by yaro! Asleep fell I,
While a lady dancing at my side
Seemed like a lizard away to glide;
Grasses in the wind are waving.
I woke in the early light of day,
In an olden ruin I did lay,
O’er the rock and into the sun
I saw a green-gold lizard run!
Grasses in the wind are waving.
Now the truth I know and it stays with me,
For I have seen what I did see,
All secret knowledge came to mind,
Borne on laughter of the other kind;
Grasses in the wind are waving.”
Sit then in quiet contemplation for half an hour. In this time will the truth of the subject in question come to you. Extinguish candles

 

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True Will Ritual

True Will Ritual 

After doing a strong purification, casting a circle, calling the quarters,
and doing a strong “tree meditation” (as in Starhawk’s Spiral Dance): Visualize the essence of each of the elemental energies within and say affirmations identifying with each of the elements, and with what you affirm:

“I am Earth, I am centered and strong.
I am the vessel through which my True Will manifests.

I am Air, I am focused.
My mind is keen and tuned to reveal my True Will.

I am Fire, I have the power within
to know my True Will and to act upon it.

I am Water, I am sensitive, intuitive, and magickal.
The waters of my inner consciousness are calm, clear and clean.
I am able to see into my depths and to know my True Will.

I am Spirit. I am all that is.
I am Balance and Unity.
I am that from which my True Will comes.”

Consecrate a candle with five elemental tools and do a free form
chant to dedicate the candle to aid in knowing your true will.

Light the candle and place it in front of you.

Gazing at the candle, meditate on the following, one at a time:
Know thyself, areas where your are uncertain of your true will, your commitment to act on your True Will when you know it, and spiritual growth from knowledge of self.

Then chant until you feel unity with the light from the flame

“Candle light, candle glow, inner sight, will to know.”

You should then go into a trance and get direct messages from deep within.

When you have received what you need, tell yourself to remember your insights and take a few deep breaths and return to the circle. Then say something like:

“Though I extinguish this candle flame and end this rite, may I always be aware of the flame of will that burns within me, and may I always act according to my True Will, born of Spirit.
So mote it be”

Snuff the candle.

~Author Unknown

 

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