‘THINK on THESE THINGS’
By Joyce Sequichie Hifler
What is the texture of life?
Texture is that finely woven fabric of life that demands we have a congenial environment. It asks that we be industrious toward success, and that we should have a way of life, a purpose. We should hear the music of life and taste the bitter and the sweet.
Texture requires us to research every experience and hear the lesson in it. It orders us to communicate with life and make discoveries about ourselves and progress toward a texture where the course has been refined.
Frequently we should examine the texture of life to identify the quality. How wide is my world? How high is my sky?
All of us should know our own makeup, our capabilities, our gifts with which we have been divinely endowed. And we should think long on these words from Edna St. Vincent Millay’s Renascence:
“The world stands out on either side no wider than the heart is wide. Above the world is stretched the sky, no higher than the soul is high.”
Available online! ‘Cherokee Feast of Days’
By Joyce Sequichie Hifler.
Elder’s Meditation of the Day – November 4
“The honor of the people lies in the moccasin tracks of the woman. Walk the good road…. Be dutiful, respectful, gentle and modest my daughter… Be strong with the warm, strong heart of the earth. No people goes down until their women are weak and dishonored, or dead upon the ground. Be strong and sing the strength of the Great Powers within you, all around you.”
–Village Wise Man, SIOUX
The Elders say the Native American women will lead the healing among the tribes. We need to especially pray for our women, and ask the Creator to bless them and give them strength. Inside them are the powers of love and strength given by the Moon and the Earth. When everyone else gives up, it is the women who sings the songs of strength. She is the backbone of the people. So, to our women we say, sing your songs of strength; pray for your special powers; keep our people strong; be respectful, gentle and modest.
Oh, Great One, bless our women. Make them strong today.
November 4 – Daily Feast
At one time or another we have watched someone and wondered how long it would be before we reached their stage of distress. We have been made to believe that if someone in the family has had a problem that we must have it as well. Even with our tendencies to be like someone else, we are still individuals and what we see should teach us to avoid the same pitfalls they had. More is decided in our minds and spirits than we can imagine. We have the creative power of speech, the determination and the grit to stop falling because someone else falls. Deny every thought and every suggestion that we have to be the victims of anything.
~ We were becoming like them, hypocrites and liars, adulterous lazy drones, all talkers, and no workers. ~
MA-KE-TAI-ME-SHE-KIA-KIAK – SAUK AND FOX CHIEF
‘A Cherokee Feast of Days, Volume II’ by Joyce Sequichie Hifler
Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
I am just fine. Peace within my Soul. Empowerment of the Mind. Affirmation of who I am. Charity of the Heart. Positive Energy is All around me.
~from Sherry Bear
Today is my beloved son’s birthday! I simply cannot believe that it’s been sixteen wonderful years since this beautiful soul came to live with me. It wasn’t always easy though. He was born with a bad case of acid reflux and suffered through some ‘failure to thrive’ scary times until medications and other holistic therapies helped him to actually enjoy eating. But by far it was agonizing and torturous teething that made for most of our sleepless nights in the early going. I eventually stumbled upon an OTC formula that totally took the sting out of teething, but I did employ alternative remedies that also seemed to offer sweet relief. I had always heard that rubbing a little olive oil on the gums would temporarily relieve teething pain. I used to cool my oil in the refrigerator before putting some on my finger and massaging his gums. Putting the gel of an aloe vera plant on the gums can help relieve pain, as will a little fresh lime juice. Whatever you chose, this too shall pass. But it will pass a lot quicker with a little teething and colic tab accompanying some cooled olive oil gum massage. Happy Birthday, Grayson. I love you more than words can say. And, well, that’s a mouthful!
By Ellen Whitehurst for Astrology.com
You may feel a strong need for answers and knowledge. This could very well be a time of soul searching for you, and you might feel a bit lonely. Your head may be in the proverbial clouds, so exercise caution when dealing with mechanical items.
About the Number 7
Quiet, Insightful, Analytical, Mystical, Intuitive
3: Difficulty at the Beginning
General Meaning: Difficulty at the beginning. The birth of anything new – including any new venture or relationship — is an entry into the realm of the unknown. Strange new feelings can seem to be rushing upon you, and confusion can easily take over. But even chaos is full of potential if you harness it properly. Don’t rush things. Do not let events overwhelm you. Stay calm and persevering, but do take the first step. And get whatever help you can.
Challenges lie ahead. Now is a time to gather your strength and find courage. Like a newborn fawn, the opportunity for rapid development is real, but only by being determined can the fawn rise to its feet and survive to grow to full stature. Keep going despite difficulties and you will manifest the success you desire. One primary challenge is maintaining personal clarity. Avoid lunging at seemingly perfect solutions; wait until a good practical course of action becomes clear. Do not start a new venture before thinking it through. A careless step in the beginning can easily cause events to spin out of control later. Enlist the aid of experienced people