By Joyce Sequichie Hifler

There is much to be said of small things. Even in this age of emphasis on bigness we must realize that bigness is only a mass of small things. An idea is a small thing. With it we can change our world. We can take a tiny seed and give it careful attention and reap a hundred fold. We can take a little idea and give it our attention and build it into a fortune.

A smile is a small thing. Smile once at someone in passing and three will return the smile. Smiling is so contagious that it moves from person to person until a hundred smiling faces are the result of one.

A thought is a small thing. One thought inspires another and another until a mental image is formed. From that mental image blueprints are drawn. And from those blueprints worlds are built.

Hope is a small thing. One tiny glimmer of hope can lift us out of the deepest pit of darkness. One whisper of encouragement will help us to know that as long as there’s hope there is an excellent chance.

A wish is a small thing. Like a little prayer, it climbs the steps to an idea that makes a smile and gives us hope to make our wishes come true. For in small things are all great things formed, in little beginnings the possibilities of great events.


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

Elder’s Meditation of the Day – January 27

Elder’s Meditation of the Day – January 27

There is no death. “Only a change of worlds.”


The Elders tell us of the other dimension, the Spirit World. Our spirit in our bodies does not die, it only looks that way to our eyes and our brains. Some of our ceremonies allow us to see into the Spirit World. Death is only part of a process of life. It shows the transition into the Spirit World. The Elders tell us this is a joyful life journey.

My Creator, help me to understand both the seen world and the unseen world. Let me not be afraid of the world You live in.


January 27 – Daily Feast

January 27 – Daily Feast

Habit has its beginnings in thought. Whatever becomes second nature to us has first caught on in our thinking – only to operate, in time, without thinking at all. Breaking with deeply ingrained addictions is something else again. Since we were old enough to understand we have been bent to a certain thought, molded to act and react until we follow through habitually. If what we did gave us comfort or made us feel good, we did it again. We have to fight habit with habit, deliberately changing one thought, one action, for another. If we simply try to remove a habit without filling the vacuum, we are opening the door for more and worse to come in. It is harder when we let thought drift back to remember how we were comforted. There is more than one comfort, more than one joy in forming a new habit.

~ We bury them from sight forever and plant again the Tree. ~


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


Tale of a Gorgeous Woman

A man was dining in a fancy restaurant and there was a gorgeous redhead sitting at the next table.  He had been checking her out since he sat down, but lacked the nerve to speak to her.
Suddenly she sneezed, and her glass eye came flying out of its socket toward the man. He reflexively reached out, grabbed it out of the air, and handed it back. 

‘Oh my, I am so sorry,’ the woman said as she popped her eye back in place… 

‘Let me buy your dinner to make it up to you,’ she said.

They enjoyed a wonderful dinner together, and afterward went to the theatre and later had drinks.  They talked, they laughed, she shared her deepest dreams and he shared his.  She listened. 

After paying for everything, she asked him if he would like to come to her place for a nightcap and stay for breakfast.  They had a wonderful, wonderful time. 

The next morning, she cooked a gourmet meal with all the trimmings.  The guy was amazed.  Everything had been SO incredible!  ‘You know,’ he said, ‘you are the perfect woman.  Do you treat every guy you meet this way?’ 

‘No,’ she replied…

‘You just happened to catch my eye…’ 
(Oh shut up, and just forward it!)

Daily Goddess Devotion

Daily Goddess Devotion – Circles within Circles:
Call to the Goddess within a circle within a circle. Have all those you love and trust to stand with you hand in hand under the full moon. All those needing energy of the Goddess to bless their lives. Step within the enter circle and release all that brings pain and sadness into your world.
Sometimes we need others to help us find our own personal essence lost within the mundane. Asking others to stand with you as call unto the Goddess to releases your fears and sadness has no shame and is a wonderful way to show others that you need their support and their love.
Blessed Be.
Lady Abigail
Copyright © 01262010

Runecast for Thursday January 27

Today’s rune is Algiz of Heimdall’s Aett Algiz pronounced “all-yeese” (Z or -R: Elk, protection) Protection, a shield. The protective urge to shelter oneself or others. Defense, warding off of evil, shield, guardian. Connection with the gods, awakening, higher life. It can be used to channel energies appropriately. Follow your instincts. Keep hold of success or maintain a position won or earned.

The elk stands alone, his horns silhouetted against the stormy sky. Protection. Stand alone. Keep open space around you. You are strongly caught up with something in your life and need to free yourself from excessive emotional bonds. By being too emotionally involved, you are wasting your energy and opening yourself to unfriendly people. By doing so, you are preventing yourself from progressing and creating disappointment, so try to be detached and objective, and in career matters, be independent. Instead of worrying about trivial, everyday issues, decide on the most important thing and forget everything else. Also, before involving other people, make sure that you really need their input.

Algiz Reversed: or Merkstave: Hidden danger, consumption by divine forces, loss of divine link. Taboo, warning, turning away, that which repels.Algiz Reversed: or Merkstave: Hidden danger, consumption by divine forces, loss of divine link. Taboo, warning, turning away, that which repels. (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…

Quado’s Garden: Honor Yourself Today

Honor Yourself Today


Today, give yourself great respect.  Let every thought and every action you direct toward yourself to be how you would treat someone for whom you feel both admiration and gratitude, and someone you would like very much to have as a dear friend. 

Every thought should be only what you would direct toward such a person.  Every action you take should be colored with deep respect, deep kindness and an underlying love for yourself.


You are everything.  You are your best friend.  You are the one person who will always be there.  Treat yourself this way.  Give yourself the credit you are due. Honor yourself for how hard you have worked, all of the wonderful things you have done, the many, many ways in which you have learned and grown.  Honor yourself for all of this.


You are worth it all.  You are worth every kind word and loving act.  Treasure yourself today, just for being exactly the person that you are, right now.

‘May we live in peace without weeping. May our joy outline the lives we touch without ceasing. And may our love fill the world, angel wings tenderly beating.’
The Universal Heart Center

Daily OM for 1/27 – Full Release


Full Release
Water Meditation

Meditating with water can be a powerful way of aligning ourselves with an element that sustains us.

Our bodies are over fifty percent water, so it makes sense that human beings have always considered water to be a sacred source of life and healing. It is literally half of who we are, and well over half of the earth’s surface is water. Water cleanses and hydrates, contains and produces nourishment, and when we enter it, holds us in an embrace that leaves no part of us untouched. Meditating with water can be a powerful way of aligning ourselves more fully with this support system that makes life both possible and pleasurable on so many levels.

We may wish to conduct our meditation while in physical contact with a body of water, whether in the intimacy of our bathtub or the vast container of an ocean. We might float on our backs in a swimming pool or sit with just our feet submerged in a pond or creek. On the other hand, we may simply close our eyes and choose a location based on our imagination. Whatever we choose, we can begin by closing our eyes and listening to our breathing. At the same time, we tune in to the particular music of the water we have chosen—the loud rushing of a river or waterfall, or the surreal silence of the world beneath the surface of the ocean. We might consider how the type of water we choose reflects what we seek—the peace beneath the hectic surface of life, the cleansing power of a river racing through a canyon, or the mood lifting, melodic bubbling of a lively creek.

As we move between awareness of our breath and awareness of the water in which we find ourselves, we can begin to release the things we no longer need into the rushing river, or release ourselves completely into the water’s embrace as we float, in our minds, in the watery womb of an ocean or a lake. When you feel you are ready to return to more solid ground, ease your body back onto earth, in your mind or in reality, and lie flat on your back, allowing the water to bead and roll off your skin, soaking the earth and evaporating into the air, leaving you cleansed, healed, and renewed.

Today’s I Ching Hexagram for 1/27

Today’s I Ching Hexagram for Everyone:

52: Keeping Still

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

Hexagram 52

 General Meaning: Regular periods of keeping still are an important aspect of personal development and forward motion. The most restful person may not be the one who sleeps twelve hours a day, but the one able to grab catnaps while cruising 600 miles-per-hour at 35,000 ft. Learning to act when it is time to act, and to keep still when it is time to keep still, is the key to obtaining the peace of mind which helps you stay focused when clear focus is needed.

Consider the spine, which serves as a switchboard for all the nerves of the body that mediate movement. When the spine is kept flexible and healthy through proper rest and relaxation, active movement can always be undertaken without strain. When the spine is held erect in a balanced sitting posture, the inner balancing of meditation can take place.

Treat your innate spark of energetic vitality like a candle in the wind you are protecting, as your only light in a dark forest on a moonless night. Avoid external conditions that threaten to snuff out the flame, and be careful not to suffocate it with your own ambitions of worries.

Time out. Relax now, take your shoes off and sit a spell. Let go of thinking. Breathe and meditate on the breathing.

Today’s Tarot Card for 1/27

Today’s Tarot Card for Everyone:

The Lovers

This Tarot Deck: Etteilla

General Meaning: Although it has taken on a strictly romantic revision of meaning in some modern decks, traditionally the Lovers card of Tarot reflected the challenges of choosing a partner. At a crossroads, one cannot take both paths. The images on this card in different decks have varied more than most, because we have had so many ways of looking at sex and relationships across cultures and centuries.

Classically, the energy of this card reminded us of the real challenges posed by romantic relationships, with the protagonist often shown in the act of making an either-or choice. To partake of a higher ideal often requires sacrificing the lesser option. The path of pleasure eventually leads to distraction from spiritual growth. The gratification of the personality eventually gives way to a call from spirit as the soul matures.

Modern decks tend to portray the feeling of romantic love with this card, showing Adam and Eve at the gates of Eden when everything was still perfect. This interpretation portrays humanity before the Fall, and can be thought to imply a different sort of choice — the choice of evolution over perfection, or the choice of personal growth through relationship — instead of a fantasy where everything falls into place perfectly and is taken care of without effort.

Daily Horoscopes for 1/27


General Daily Horoscope


The intense Scorpio Moon reminds us that the idea of balance sometimes sounds better than it actually is. Today, we are wise to express our position and then take a stand, irrespective of the consequences. However, we might overstate our opinions as communicator Mercury forms a skillful quintile with excessive Jupiter. Meanwhile, assertive Mars septiles Jupiter, suggesting that the outcome of our actions is not necessarily what we expect.


Aries Horoscope
Aries Horoscope (Mar 21 – Apr 19)

Your current optimism about the future motivates you to swing into action, yet it also distracts you from what’s happening right in front of your nose. You could be eager to shift your focus away from a complicated emotional situation that would benefit from your undivided attention today. Just remember that a positive attitude can be helpful as long as you don’t forget to use your common sense in the process.


Taurus Horoscope
Taurus Horoscope (Apr 20 – May 20)

You may feel as if you have finally broken through the resistance that’s been holding you back. Luckily, you now have an opportunity to change your life for the better. You have an upbeat approach and are certain that you’re moving along the right path, even if the current circumstances suggest otherwise. Hold on to your dreams, for your self-confidence may be your greatest asset at this time.


Gemini Horoscope
Gemini Horoscope (May 21 – Jun 20)

You may feel irritated with the intensity of your own feelings today, but you just can’t make them disappear. You might be fearful that there isn’t an easy way out of an entangled situation, and even with your mental agility, you still cannot rationalize your reaction. Stop resisting your emotions; sink into them instead. You will have time later to revisit your experience and logically plan what to do next.


Cancer Horoscope
Cancer Horoscope (June 21 – Jul 22)

You may have one great idea after another today, yet you’re likely to keep them to yourself. It isn’t that you’re insecure about sharing your thoughts; you actually think that you’re moving in the right direction. It’s just that you believe that your plans are still developing and are not yet solid enough to talk about with anyone else. Don’t feel obliged to say anything until you are ready.


Leo Horoscope
Leo Horoscope (Jul 23 – Aug 22)

An unexpected interaction with a friend or a new acquaintance can raise your level of self-confidence today. The faith that someone else has in you now may exceed the belief you have in yourself. But you don’t necessarily suffer from low self-esteem; it’s just that you must stretch to fulfill other people’s expectations of you. Don’t waste your time feeding your doubts. Your uncertainty doesn’t have to slow you down in the pursuit of your goals.


Virgo Horoscope
Virgo Horoscope (Aug 23 – Sep 22)

You might not trust your own assessment of a situation today, for even the impossible looks doable. It’s great to be confident about your own capabilities, but it’s not smart to ignore what’s really happening. Although your key planet Mercury is buzzing from its connection to enthusiastic Jupiter to bolster your morale, your logical mind isn’t taken in by the good news. Be patient; clarity will return in time for you to make the best decision.


Libra Horoscope
Libra Horoscope (Sep 23 – Oct 22)

You are wiser to build on what you have already started, rather than initiating a new project now. However, you still could be tempted to skip over a step or two in your haste. Your judgment isn’t as clear as you think now, so slow down your timeline. Delaying your responses allows you to consider the practicality of your actions before you jump in too far. Less hurrying today means less worrying tomorrow.


Scorpio Horoscope
Scorpio Horoscope (Oct 23 – Nov 21)

Today’s magnetic Scorpio Moon turns up the heat on your desires, but you still might not be ready to share your feelings. You often hide your emotions when you believe that they might make others uncomfortable, yet you are thinking about trying a different tactic today. Talk about what you want, but don’t get overly attached to the outcome. Instead of making anyone else responsible, just express your needs. You may be pleasantly surprised by what happens next.


Sagittarius Horoscope
Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov 22 – Dec 21)

Your key planet Jupiter is dazzled by trickster Mercury today, challenging you to concentrate on the demanding mundane affairs of your life. You must deal with what’s happening in your immediate environment, even if it’s not as much fun as dreaming about the future. But no one can see what you’re thinking, so you can continue exploring your unexpressed fantasies as long as you cover your bases in the present moment.


Capricorn Horoscope
Capricorn Horoscope (Dec 22 – Jan 19)

You may not be on the same page as your friends today. It’s not that you’re trying to be different; it’s just that you feel strongly about something that highlights an unresolved issue. Tread carefully, for the harder you attempt to get to the bottom of the disagreement, the wider the gulf becomes. Thankfully, this split doesn’t need to be fixed right away; give the situation some breathing room and things will begin to heal on their own.


Aquarius Horoscope
Aquarius Horoscope (Jan 20 – Feb 18)

You may feel overstimulated today. Every little thing that bubbles into your awareness brings cascades of thoughts along with it. Every new idea tempts you to swing into action. However, you can’t easily separate the reality of your day from your desire to help save the world. Ultimately, there’s no need to confine your thinking now; observe your inner process and watch as the very smallest details magically merge with your global perspective.


Pisces Horoscope
Pisces Horoscope (Feb 19 – Mar 20)

You could feel so overwhelmed today that you just want to rest now. Your mind may be racing so fast that you can’t quiet the flow of ideas, whether they are useful or not. Don’t try to catch any single thought and turn it into something practical. Instead, just let the mental currents rush through your mind and rest assured that the most important concepts won’t be lost.