“Think on These Things”

“THINK on THESE THINGS”
By Joyce Sequichie Hifler

True forgiveness could be described as a divine amnesty where we receive a pardon from the unworthy things we’ve done, and have another chance to prove our worth. Forgiveness is something we must give in order to receive. And we have a tendency to linger over old grudges, using them to bolster our reasons for not forgiving. But we cannot return to the past, not can we change one whit of anything that happened then. We cannot make up for resentments we’ve caused in others, no more than they can make up for ours.

To forgive is divine. God is above punishment, but we are not. It is we, not God, who punish by taking things into our own hands and making them work for our own selfish reasons. We demand punishment by hanging on to painful past experiences that produce self-pity. We are the ones who blame God’s will for our illnesses, our poverty, our lack of friends. But we are wrong, for there is a moment of truth when we face ourselves and know that we are the guilty.

And there is a time such as William Wordsworth wrote about, “That blessed mood, in which the burden of the mystery, in which the heavy and weary weight of all this unintelligible world, is lightened”…..because we’ve been forgiven.

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

Elder’s Meditation of the Day – September 6

Elder’s Meditation of the Day – September 6

“We all form self-images and much of our behavior is pretty well determined by how we feel about ourselves.”

–Eunice Baumann-Nelson, Ph.D., PENOBSCOT

There is a cycle of building beliefs called the self talk cycle. Our self talk builds our self image and our self image determines our behavior, our actions, and our self worth – how we feel about ourselves. If we want to change the way we feel about ourselves we need to change our self talk. We need to build ourselves up. We need to talk to ourselves in a kind, positive, uplifting, good way. We need to talk to ourselves about the good things that are happening and know that we are worthy and expect abundance.

Oh Great Spirit, today help me to know myself. Help me to see the joy, kindness, strength and beauty that I am.

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September 6 – Daily Feast

September 6 – Daily Feast

 

We’ve known extremes. We have pushed beyond common sense and we have paid a price for it. Most of us know what is good for us, but we allowed ourselves to be influenced where we should have stood our ground. This is true even of the little things – though often the results are not little at all. Things like eating and drinking and talking too much, these things are not bad in particular, but so easily overdone. There’s no obvious stopping place so we are well past the stop sign before we know it is there. Education? Awareness? Group understanding? These things may help, but a thorough adjustment in the soul and spirit is the only lasting answer.

~ My Great Father…..told me that fire and water were alike, and that we cannot live without either of them. ~

LONE WOLF – KIOWA

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

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Your Daily Influences for Sept. 6th

Your Daily Influences
September 6, 2011

Tarot Influence

Rune Influence


Charm Influence
King of Cups Reversed
Misused power and skill. Treachery and the loss of morality and money are possible.
Elhaz
Elhaz represents your power to protect yourself and those around you. It also connotes the thrill and joy of a successful hunt. You are in a very enviable position right now, because you are able to maintain what you have built and reach your current goals. Enjoy.
The Fish
Prosperity in this aspect is yours for the taking over the next several months. Good spirits are watching over you and will guide you too abundance and prosperity.
Your Daily Influences represent events and challenges the current day will present for you. They may represent opportunities you should be ready to seize. Or they may forewarn you of problems you may be able to avoid or lessen. Generally it is best to use them as tips to help you manage your day and nothing more.

Today’s Charka Levels for Sept. 6th

The Chakras represent the seven primary energy hubs in the body. Life force energy is constantly flowing in and out of these centers. Just as the cosmos is constantly changing, so too are the levels of energy absorbed and radiated by our Chakra centers. The graph below is a representation of the quantities of Chakra energies available today.

Sahasrara:
   
24%
 
   
61%
Vishuddha:
   
63%
Anahata:
   
21%
Manipura:
   
65%
Svadhisthana:
   
37%
Muladhara:
   
28%

Legend:
Sahasrara – The Crown Chakra represents energies associated with cosmic consciousness, spirituality, knowledge, wisdom and inner peace.
Ajna – The Third Eye Chakra represents energies focused on both physical and spiritual vision. Psychic powers resonate from the Ajna Chakra, as well as your image of the Cosmos as a whole (the big picture) and the many nuances that make your journey unique.
Vishuddha – Throat Chakra is the energy center associated with communication and creativity. Your energy to express yourself verbally and creatively are derived from the Vishuddha Chakra.
Anahata – The Heart Chakra’s energy is concentrated on issues concerning your emotions. This energy fuels your power to love, feel compassion and maintain balance between disparate aspects of your being.
Manipura – The Power Chakra provides the energy that fuels our strength of will, individuality and sense of self-worth.
Svadhisthana – The Spleen or Sacral Chakra supplies the energy we use emotionally and sexually. This is the energy used to connect to others.
Muladhara – The Root or Base Chakra furnishes the energy used to create and maintain our foundation. This is the energy that keeps us on firm ground and provides us with the basic skills to uphold a place in the world.

Your Deck of Ancient Symbols Card for Sept. 6 is Strength

Your Deck of Ancient Symbols Card for Today

Strength

Strength denotes an inner power, mastery of will, development of inner might, and the ability to lead effectively. Through mastering one’s emotions and learning from both success and failure the person Strength represents has reached a place where they are influential without applying physical force, able to weather the roughest of storms, and not likely to abandon the less fortunate. Strength also denotes a large capacity for forgiveness and compassion. Strength is not as much about winning as it is about overcoming hardship, and using well crafted persuasion to ease others to your side.

As a daily card, Strength indicates a period in which your psychological powers are extremely strong. Your mental endurance may well astound even you at this time. Possibly it is time for you to stand up and take command of any loosely run situations in your life. If you take the lead others will follow.

Today’s Meditation for Sept. 6th – Water Meditation

Water Meditation

Author: Mike at MoonWhisper

(Gaze into a bowl of water, or immerse yourself in a bath, a pool, or a pond)

Gaze into the Water.
Look through the water, not to the bottom, but into the element itself.
Feel its cool refreshing flow around you.
Let it soak in to your body, mingling with the Water that is already there.
Take a deep breath, and plunge your soul in to the water.
Let the surface close above you, so that you are completely engulfed in pure liquid blue.
Feel the gentle healing eddies swirl around and through you, easing the tension in your mind and body and spirit.
Feel the currents pulling you back and forth, like the pulse of the planet, rocking you gently to and fro.
Continue to breathe in this bliss as your pain and stress are dissolved and washed away from you.
Feel the cleansing of your entire being.
Now catch a current that flows by you, swirl in to it and become the Water, coursing out to join the ocean of the universe.
Join with other flowing souls, until you are all a rushing river, racing towards the sea.
Leap over rocks and sand, splashing and eroding and playing in fluid joy.
Dive off the edge of time, cascading down into the infinite ocean of cosmic life.
Feel the ebb and surge of creation as your waves crash and spray and foam

Now wash back up in to your body.
Soak in through your skin, all the way in to your soul.
Feel the purity and refreshment like a cool drink on a hot day.
Saturate your self with the healing essence of Water.
Feel it coursing through your body, from your feet, up your legs, into your chest and your arms, and up in to your head.
Open your eyes, and feel the healing calm still running throughout your body

Today’s Runes for September 6th is Man

Today’s Runes

Gold Runes are most commonly used for questions about business, career, and property. Man represents Mankind. This rune evokes the image that although we must make much of our way in the world on our own, there is nevertheless an entire populous that shares similar experiences. Thus, this rune represents the relationship of the self with the whole – working together we can produce great results. Additionally, Man speaks to intellect and culture that separate us from the animals.

Today’s I Ching Hexagram for Sept. 6th is 25: Innocence

25: Innocence

Hexagram 25

General Meaning: Innocence flows from a natural harmlessness, openness and pure intentions, unsullied by ulterior motives. The state of innocence has less to do with age than attitude; innocence springs from a heart that remains open to joy and wonder. Innocence, when guided by a firm faith in what is right, brings supreme success. Naiveté unanchored by an ability to discern right from wrong, on the other hand, brings misfortune.

The hallmark of innocence is a willingness to treat others with compassion and respect in a natural way. Those who possess a pure heart are best guided by their instincts and intuition. Thinking too much makes it difficult to hear the guidance of the heart, the suggestions of a clear intuition. Stay simple and be wary of cleverness.

Today’s Tarot Card for Sept. 6th is Strength

Strength

This Tarot Deck: Goddess

General Meaning: What has traditionally been known as the Strength card represents Nature which, however wild in its primal form, is tamed by our subtler, finer (feminine, interior) self. The will and passion of our instinctive nature does not need to be broken, but refined and brought to consciousness — so that all levels of Creation, inner and outer, may come into harmony.

The feminine soul-force contains a persuasive power that can nurture and induce cooperation from others, stilling disruptive energies by harmonizing differences in the spirit of collective good will.

Current Moon Phase: Waxing Half Moon

Moon Phases: Waxing Half Moon

First Quarter Moon (waxing/90-135 degrees)

by Jan Spiller

Emotions begin to stir coupled with recognizing that the new beginnings you are making must also increase personal security to be worthwhile over the long haul. This is a time when it’s appropriate to get in touch with your gut instincts and begin to guide your life more deliberately, with an awareness of using your “6th sense” as well as your enthusiasm. Obstacles may emerge that require you to reevaluate how to better integrate yourself into your immediate environment.

Your Daily Horoscopes for Sept. 6th

The judgmental Capricorn Moon reminds us that we have serious choices and that it’s wise to take the time to evaluate our alternatives. Whatever we say or don’t say has consequences and we try to get ahead of the curve by calculating what will happen next. The powerful early morning Moon-Pluto conjunction intensifies our feelings, but still we lean toward taking risks today as courageous Mars forms a creative quintile with overconfident Jupiter.

 

Aries Horoscope
Aries Horoscope (Mar 21 – Apr 19)

You have good intentions, but you may have trouble keeping quiet today. You might even know that what you are about to say really should be left unspoken, but you could blurt it out anyway in a moment of excitement. Obviously, once your words are out in the open, you can’t take them back. Of course, honesty is the best policy, but remember to think before you speak and to always be kind in your delivery.

Taurus Horoscope
Taurus Horoscope (Apr 20 – May 20)

You can perceive things that you would ordinarily miss on other days, prompting you to be a bit more intense now than usual. You’re sure that your conclusions are right and could easily take it upon yourself to help others see the future just as you do. But there is danger in assuming that there is one single outcome and you already know what it is. Be smart and entertain all possibilities before fixing on only one.

Gemini Horoscope
Gemini Horoscope (May 21 – Jun 20)

You are spinning a lot of wheels in your head, but it’s probably wise to keep most of your thoughts to yourself today. Your ideas are likely quite good, but everyone will assume your thinking is scattered if you keep changing your plans, rather than just following through on your established agenda. Fortunately, you can still be more effective than anyone expects once you do make a final decision because you won’t let up until you reach your goal.

Cancer Horoscope
Cancer Horoscope (June 21 – Jul 22)

If you get caught up in an emotional melodrama today, it would be wise to stand back from the situation in order to reassess your involvement. If you decide that it’s really not your business, withdrawing your energy is your safest move. However, if participating in this conflict is necessary, at least try to detach yourself from any specific outcome. For now, you will be more valuable if you use your head instead of your heart.

Leo Horoscope
Leo Horoscope (Jul 23 – Aug 22)

Today you may become irritated at someone or something that doesn’t usually bother you, yet you can’t quite put your finger on the source of your annoyance. Someone may bring up a subject that stirs a deep issue you have been trying to avoid. Now it’s time to face the music. Thankfully, your previous angst will begin to dissipate if you can get your feelings out in the open.

Virgo Horoscope
Virgo Horoscope (Aug 23 – Sep 22)

You might be disappointed in yourself if you fall short of someone’s unrealistic expectations. However, you won’t likely sit around long enough to take the heat for something that’s beyond your control. You are too results-oriented now to waste time in self-pity or self-doubt. Figure out what went wrong, make a better plan and try again before you lose motivation.

Libra Horoscope
Libra Horoscope (Sep 23 – Oct 22)

It’s likely that you’ve already started to feel the emotional intensity waning; however, this doesn’t mean that your opinions will become any less extreme today. You could be unusually adamant about what you know to be true and might be uncharacteristically impatient with someone who attempts to change your mind. Fortunately, this is a chance to practice listening extra carefully to what others say without necessarily agreeing with any of their conclusions.

Scorpio Horoscope
Scorpio Horoscope (Oct 23 – Nov 21)

You may feel overwhelmed as Mars in your 9th House of Future Vision quintiles excessive Jupiter, making it easy for you to take on too much. Additionally, the Sun’s fateful septile to Mars indicates that something unexpected can happen that could ultimately require you to change your travel schedule. Thankfully, you’re able to clear the air by saying what’s on your mind. Others will hear your message if you are honest and don’t attempt to blame anyone else for your current predicament.

Sagittarius Horoscope
Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov 22 – Dec 21)

You can see through the excuses of those around you and your incisive observations could make them quite anxious today. Unfortunately, you could be correct in your assumptions yet still make matters worse by bringing up a touchy subject in an abrupt or inconsiderate manner. There’s no need to avoid an important discussion as long as you steer clear from any form of judgmental behavior. Your open-minded approach puts your associates at ease and also enables them to put aside their own self-righteousness.

Capricorn Horoscope
Capricorn Horoscope (Dec 22 – Jan 19)

You may be the proverbial go-to person because you usually seem to know what’s going to happen. You might have a strong grip on reality now, which does increase your sense of authority. Don’t mistakenly assume that your vision is the only answer just because you can navigate your way into the future. Accepting that multiple solutions are possible will earn you even more credibility with your workmates in the long run.

Aquarius Horoscope
Aquarius Horoscope (Jan 20 – Feb 18)

You have your own objectives today, yet the Moon’s presence in your 12th House of Secrets suggests that you need to hide your plans from others. Perhaps you don’t want anyone to judge you before you put your new strategy in motion. Or maybe you just want to prove something, so you set out to do it alone. Keep in mind that collaborating with the right person can strengthen your plan and increase your effectiveness.

Pisces Horoscope
Pisces Horoscope (Feb 19 – Mar 20)

Your workmates may be particularly critical of your performance, yet you can still learn from what they say today. Unfortunately, you might be closed off to their advice because of your own issues of self-esteem. However, you can see the intrinsic value of this new information once you acknowledge your insecurity. No competition is necessary because everyone can be a winner.

the daily humorscopes for Tuesday, September 06

the daily humorscope 

 

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

 
Aries (March 21 – April 19)

Try to be logical, today. It’s your only hope. (Which is considerably better than it would be if your “only hope” was some old geezer on the desert planet Falderol and you had to send a robot shaped like an underarm roller-type deodorant off to find him. But not as fun.)
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
People around you are starting to look a bit complacent. Good day to adopt a haunted expression and carry a large ball of aluminum foil.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
It’s time to start setting higher goals. Don’t get stuff to make a salad and then let it rot in the fridge. Get stuff to make several salads, and start your own compost pile!
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
This is a good time for you to start your on-line loan shark business. Start small, though. Try to be sort of a “loan piranha”, at first.
Leo (July 23 – August 22)
You will invent a modernized version of the ancient game of horseshoe throwing. You will call it “hubcaps.” This will have several advantages over the older game, not least of which is that a car doesn’t kick the crap out of you when you try to steal its hubcaps.
Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
E-coli. It’s what’s for dinner!
Libra (September 23 – October 22)
Today you’ll suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, and believe me, that’ll hurt.
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
Today you’ll go buy a white jacket, and start working towards your dream: the resurgence of Disco! And you’ll be successful, too! Yes, over the course of your life, you’ll get literally several people interested.
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
You will get one of those pre-mixed salads in a new high-tech bag that “breathes”. Or, in this case, wheezes.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 20)
While cracking your knuckles today, you will be a bit startled to hear a “ping” sound rather than a “pop”. That’s a bad habit, anyway.
Aquarius (January 21 – February 18)
Old Neil Diamond songs will circle endlessly in your mind today. I recommend screaming and pounding your head on the table.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
You will develop a strange fascination with steamed vegetables. Which is OK. Much better than, say, an enthusiasm for steamed toast. (Whenever someone asks me what kind of toast I want, I always say “To Friends, Old and New!”)
Try to be logical, today. It’s your only hope. (Which is considerably better than it would be if your “only hope” was some old geezer on the desert planet Falderol and you had to send a robot shaped like an underarm roller-type deodorant off to find him. But not as fun.)
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
People around you are starting to look a bit complacent. Good day to adopt a haunted expression and carry a large ball of aluminum foil.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
It’s time to start setting higher goals. Don’t get stuff to make a salad and then let it rot in the fridge. Get stuff to make several salads, and start your own compost pile!
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
This is a good time for you to start your on-line loan shark business. Start small, though. Try to be sort of a “loan piranha”, at first.
Leo (July 23 – August 22)
You will invent a modernized version of the ancient game of horseshoe throwing. You will call it “hubcaps.” This will have several advantages over the older game, not least of which is that a car doesn’t kick the crap out of you when you try to steal its hubcaps.
Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
E-coli. It’s what’s for dinner!
Libra (September 23 – October 22)
Today you’ll suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, and believe me, that’ll hurt.
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
Today you’ll go buy a white jacket, and start working towards your dream: the resurgence of Disco! And you’ll be successful, too! Yes, over the course of your life, you’ll get literally several people interested.
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
You will get one of those pre-mixed salads in a new high-tech bag that “breathes”. Or, in this case, wheezes.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 20)
While cracking your knuckles today, you will be a bit startled to hear a “ping” sound rather than a “pop”. That’s a bad habit, anyway.
Aquarius (January 21 – February 18)
Old Neil Diamond songs will circle endlessly in your mind today. I recommend screaming and pounding your head on the table.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
You will develop a strange fascination with steamed vegetables. Which is OK. Much better than, say, an enthusiasm for steamed toast. (Whenever someone asks me what kind of toast I want, I always say “To Friends, Old and New!”)