‘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.

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

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

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

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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From GrannyMoon’s Morning Feast Archives

Remember the ancient ways and keep them sacred!

Lunar Lore

Lunar Lore
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If the moon shows like a silver shield,
 Be not afraid to reap your field ;
But if she rise a haloed round,
 Soon we’ll tread on deluged ground.
– T.F. Thiselton Dyer, “English Folk-Lore”
The Moon in Scorpio or Pisces, having Latitude South
and descending, begin no Building, for if you do,
it will quickly fall.
~ J. Partridge, “Mikropanastron”.
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Dream Walking and Astral Traveling

Dream Walking and Astral Traveling

Dream walking and astral traveling are very similar. Astral traveling tends
to be something you do alone, where dream walking is a more conscious
experience where you can choose who goes with you.

It is good to set your intentions when going to sleep. You can ask your
Higher Self for help with a problem or you can consciously choose to go on
an adventure, using your powers of visualization and imagination.

If you have friends who are open to spiritual experiences, you could chat
with them in advance and invite them along on the adventure. Distance is no
object, so you can even arrange this on Chat or by SMS messaging in advance.

When bedtime comes, go to bed in a relaxed and happy way and if you feel any
tension in your body, just spend a few minutes releasing that consciously,
becoming aware of the different parts of your body.

Breathe into these areas and relax and expand your consciousness. Feel the
more subtle aspects of the physical body the organs, the cells and
molecules; and become aware of your Energy Body or Aura, which permeates
throughout the physical body.

Allow the Electromagnetic Power in your Aura to expand and connect to more
aspects of yourself by grounding yourself to the Earth, reaching up with
your consciousness and feelings to the planets around the Sun in our solar
system and feeling their influence, like archangels guiding one’s destiny.

As you connect more and more with your Energy Body and the Energy Matrix of
the Zero Point Field, which is talked about in Quantum Physics, feel your
chakra centres activating and coming alive. Feel the multidimensional
aspects of yourself opening up and connecting you with your spirit family,
healing helpers and guides within and beyond the veil. You may feel your
power increasing like a magnetic presence or charisma comes around you.

When the energies feel right, remember your intentions at the beginning of
the process and who is coming with you. Reach out with your feelings and
start a telepathic communication with the friends you would like to take
with you. You do this deep in your heart with a faint starring in your
feelings; it is more the intention to send the message than anything verbal.

If they are ready too, choose to slip out of your physical body into your
Energy Body and choose to focus with your feelings on the images in your
imagination. See yourself soaring through time and space. This is a process
of transcending your physical body consciously becoming aware if the finer
and finer aspects of Self, until you transcend the physical into your light
body.

Remember that you do not really travel out of yourself: you just choose to
make yourself bigger and move your awareness around inside of your Self,
which truly is the whole universe. It is like moving your awareness from
your head to your big toe, travel from your head to your toe; you just
became aware of a different aspect of yourself. So choose to feel yourself
as the Universe in this expanded transcendental awareness and then choose
which aspect to be aware of.

It is all about focus of intention and what you choose to create; either
alone or with the friends you have chosen to have this experience with you.
Connect fully to the senses in your Energy or Light Body. This is like being
aware of your senses in Sixth Sense Mode.

Feel your surroundings, the warmth of the sun, the wind in your hair; smell
the flowers and the freshly cut grass in the hay meadows. Start a
conversation with your friend and hear their voice in your ears. Feel their
hand in yours as you walk along together. You are using your powers of
visualization, imagination and mixing these with your passion and desire in
a very subtle dream state.

Then fully open up your imagination and your Self to the multi-dimensions of
experiences you can choose to create in this state of consciousness. Enjoy
your Dream Walk. Remember you are only limited by your imagination, in this
state of awareness all things are possible. Please focus on the good and
life supporting aspects, which will help you and your friends, live a
happier more fulfilled life.

When you are finished bring your Light Body/awareness back to the here and
now, reconnect with your physical body again and enjoy the rest of your
night’s sleep. Thank all your friends who helped with this process and send
them loving thoughts.

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Herb of the Day: Be-Still

Herb of the Day: Be-Still (Thevetia Peruviana , Thevetia Nereifolia)
Folk Names: Trumpet Flower, Yellow Oleander, Flor Del Peru, Lucky Nut
Powers: Luck
Magickal Uses: In Sri Lanka, the seeds are known as “lucky beans” and are worn as talismans or charms to attract luck.
Posted By: Lady Becky

‘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 Crystal: Apophyllite

Apophyllite – Crystals of a new age

February 13, 2010 — .

 Apophyllites are actually naturally formed Crystal Pyramids. These Apophyllites are very bright and light reflective crystals. Great for Grids, Energy Work and Meditation. (50% to 75% Clear) Apophyllites magnify and focus energy through the apex of the pyramid shape, and can enhance intuition. Apophyllite is a wonderful crystal for the Third-Eye and Crown Chakras, by virtue of it’s bright clarity, formed naturally into a pyramidal shape, exemplifying the high, spiritual vibration of Sacred Geometry. It can connect one to the higher planes, bringing new wisdom through the subconscious. The clear Apophyllite Crystals can help one to increase intuition, connect with guides, and practice remote viewing and astral travel. Apophyllite Pyramids can activate the Third-Eye and Crown Chakras, making them more receptive to spiritual energies. This can enable one to receive visions and insights about current situations, personal or otherwise. Apophyllite Pyramids can transfer ideas gathered from the higher domains to be used with the conscious mind. Meditating with an Apophyllite Pyramid on the Third-Eye Chakra can not only enhance one’s psychic visions and clairvoyance, but it can also promote structure and organization in daily life. Apophyllite can help one to plan for their future with certainty, despite any negative past experiences. While Apophyllite is predominantly a spiritual crystal, it does have physical healing properties. It can regulate bodily functions and improve memory. More on these and other crystals here.

http://www.sacredmists.com/apcr.html

Apophyllite Crystal

Apophyllite Crystal

Water clear pyramid shaped crystal.

Apophyllite is an important crystal for practicing astral travel. It provides an anchor to the physical body while the spirit explores. Knowledge that you access during your travels will remain imprinted on your conscious mind, allowing for easy recall. For these same reasons, you may want to carry the crystal on Vision Quests. Use Apophyllite as a meditation tool as it can stimulate and open your Third Eye Chakra when you place the base of the crystal pyramid on your brow. The crystal opens pathways to guides, spirits, angels, faeries and allows you easy access for channeling. As a companion crystal, Apophyllite attracts joy into your life, keeps your heart light and open. You’ll see life with a bright new perspective and gain trust in your ability to do what is best for you. You will learn to recognize the perfect truths in all things, to better see the imbalances in your own life and how to correct them. Just as the galaxy spins and rotates every day in perfect trust of the divine plan, this crystal can teach you to live your life with the same perfection. A planet has never doubted its path around the Sun, your path was designed with the same perfection, allow that trust to be a part of your daily thoughts. Can bring a feeling a rejuvenation and new energy to those suffering from lethargy. Provides relief from stress and can ease aches and pains brought on by the trauma of stress.

http://www.healingcrystals.com/Apophyllite_Crystals__Natural_Crystal_Pyramids_.html

Apophyllite Crystals (Natural Crystal Pyramids)    [NAPOPH]

* Pictures represent typical quality.

Apophyllite Crystal – Apophyllites are actually naturally formed Crystal Pyramids. These Apophyllites are VERY bright and light reflective crystals. Great for Grids, Energy Work and Meditation. (50% to 75% Clear) Apophyllites magnify and focus energy through the apex of the pyramid shape, and can enhance intuition. Our Apophyllites are from Poona, India.

Apophyllite is a wonderful crystal for the Third Eye and Crown Chakras, by virtue of it’s bright clarity, formed naturally into a pyramidal shape, exemplifying the high, spiritual vibration of Sacred Geometry. It can connect one to the higher planes, bringing new wisdom through the subconscious. These clear Apophyllite Crystals can help one to increase intuition, connect with guides, and practice remote viewing and astral travel. Apophyllite Pyramids can activate the Third Eye and Crown Chakras, making them more receptive to spiritual energies. This can enable one to receive visions and insights about current situations, personal or otherwise.

Apophyllite Pyramids can transfer ideas gathered from the higher domains to be used with the conscious mind. Meditating with an Apophyllite Pyramid on the Third Eye Chakra can not only enhance one’s psychic visions and clairvoyance, but it can also promote structure and organization in daily life. Apophyllite can help one to plan for their future with certainty, despite any negative past experiences. While Apophyllite is predominantly a spiritual crystal, it does have physical healing properties. It can regulate bodily functions and improve memory.

Apophyllite “Cathedral” Crystals – When sorting our recent batch ofApophyllite  crystals, we discovered a few Apophyllite crystals that have cathedral formations on the points. These Apophyllite crystals have a really high vibration and have formed with multiple terminations on top of one 4-sided base. They are very similar to ET quartz crystals where multiple terminations form at the end of a singular crystal point.

More Crystals in our Online Catalog
–   Apophyllite
Physical and Metaphysical Properties for Apophyllite Crystals (Natural Crystal Pyramids)
Properties for Stone: Apophyllite
Primary Chakra: Third Eye
Secondary Chakra: Crown, Higher Crown
Crystal System: Tetragonal
Chemical Composition: (K, Na)Ca4Si8O20(F, OH) 8H2O Hydrated Potassium Calcium Sodium Silicate Fluoride Hydroxide
Astrological Sign: Gemini, Libra
Numerical Vibration: 4, 6
Hardness: 4.5-5
Color: Clear, White, Green
Location: Brazil, Canada, Germany, Greenland, Iceland, India, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, UK, USA
Rarity: Common
Pronunciation: Green uh-POF-uh-lite
Mineral Class: Silicates
Issues & Ailments (Physical): Addictions, Eyes, Fatigue, Feet, Health and Healing
Issues & Ailments (Emotional): Negativity
Issues & Ailments (Spiritual): Akashic Records, Past Life Recall, Aura, Healing-All Levels, Clarity, Intuition
Quality: “Extra” Grade
Quality: “A” Grade
Shape: Crystal Points
Location: India
Category: Natural Crystals & Minerals
Color: Clear

http://www.thatcrystalsite.com/guide/properties-glossary.php

Apophyllite has been used to create a conscious connection between the physical form and the spiritual realm. Clear apophyllite activates the heart energies and assists us to be a channel of love. Opens our energy fields to merge with the twin flame. For clarity of thought and the ability of inner knowing, of our belief systems which are run on fear. Use for loving yourself and becoming whole. Green apophyllite assists the souls union and journey into wholeness and full unity with the Creator. Opens us to cosmic bliss and our connection with the ocean, our receptivity to dolphins and whales.

Chakras: Causal, Heart, Stellar Gateway, Third Eye, Thymus
Astrological sign: Aries, Libra, Sagittarius, Aquarius

http://www.kacha-stones.com/properties_other_crystals.htm

Apophyllite
Chakra: Crown, 7th
Ruling Planet: Venus, but not as suited to astrological use as some other Venus gems  –
astrological gemmology colour chart
Apophyllite Search for Apophyllite in stones and jewellery from here >>

Stimulates the third-eye, but primarily acts on the crown chakra facilitating “tuning in” in accordance with ones consciousness and intention. It can help one recognise the truth in all situations, encouraging accurate analysis, most profitably used in self analysis where it encourages truthfulness in examining deficiencies. The natural pyramids formed by this mineral are energizing and preserving. A wonderful gazing stone for “seeing”.

“Apophyllite facilitates attunement to ones body as well as to the higher dimensional life forms. It has been used to facilitate astral travel.”

“Apophyllite can be used to maintain the energy necessary to assist in the actions required for preservation and rejuvenation. It can further clear and refresh the eyes via the utilization of two apophyllite pyramids, placed with the base section of each placed upon each eyelid.”

‘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
  

Today’s I Ching Hexagram for 2/17

Today’s I Ching Hexagram for Everyone:

28: Excessive Pressure

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

Hexagram 28 General Meaning: Something is out of balance. This hexagram points to some pressure that is threatening stability and needs correcting. But if a dam is about to burst, moving out of the way is the first priority.

When a person in a sagging mine shaft feels the earth begin to tremble, it is time for quick, instinctive action and nimble footwork. At a time like this, only extraordinary measures will work. When the roof is collapsing, run first, choose your destination later.

Extraordinary times bring out the best and worst in people. Natural disasters bring with them stories of great heroism — but also looting and rioting. When the pressure is on, powerful moments present opportunities to make positive gains. Everything is in a state of flux. One can either move towards positive change and improvement or towards stagnation.

This may be the moment you’ve been waiting for. Although a current challenge may seem to be more than you can handle, remember that a flood reaches its high-water mark for only a few brief moments, and then begins to subside. Action must be taken now to ensure opportunities for success later on. You will never discover the true extent of your own abilities until you, at least once in your life, dive into a crisis with complete abandon, dedicating every ounce of your energy, every fiber of your being, to the cause at hand.

Dare to win.

Today’s I Ching Hexagram for Everyone:

28: Excessive Pressure

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

Hexagram 28

General Meaning: Something is out of balance. This hexagram points to some pressure that is threatening stability and needs correcting. But if a dam is about to burst, moving out of the way is the first priority.

When a person in a sagging mine shaft feels the earth begin to tremble, it is time for quick, instinctive action and nimble footwork. At a time like this, only extraordinary measures will work. When the roof is collapsing, run first, choose your destination later.

Extraordinary times bring out the best and worst in people. Natural disasters bring with them stories of great heroism — but also looting and rioting. When the pressure is on, powerful moments present opportunities to make positive gains. Everything is in a state of flux. One can either move towards positive change and improvement or towards stagnation.

This may be the moment you’ve been waiting for. Although a current challenge may seem to be more than you can handle, remember that a flood reaches its high-water mark for only a few brief moments, and then begins to subside. Action must be taken now to ensure opportunities for success later on. You will never discover the true extent of your own abilities until you, at least once in your life, dive into a crisis with complete abandon, dedicating every ounce of your energy, every fiber of your being, to the cause at hand.

Dare to win.