‘THINK on THESE THINGS’ for January 14th

By Joyce Sequichie Hifler

If you don’t know what to do about a situation – wait awhile, the answer will come. If weariness overcomes you before you’ve completed a difficult job, wait awhile, you’ll get your second wind.

If you do not agree with someone else’s philosophy, don’t fret, perhaps later you will come to know that the same philosophy can be reached from many different directions.

If you think the activities of another person or group are frivolous and unnecessary, wait a bit, they most likely will feel the same way about you sometime.

If you don’t like what others have to say, wait, they may clarify it – or you may change your mind.

If life hasn’t dished you unhappiness, wait a bit, if you’ve planted any happiness seeds, you will also reap.

We can’t always wait, but sometimes waiting is action, and action of the hardest kind. It is difficult to keep quiet when you have something to say, but it more often saves your face later and sometimes your life.


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Elder’s Meditation of the Day – January 14

Elder’s Meditation of the Day – January 14

“It is a native tradition to sit in a circle and talk-to share what is in your heart.”


–John Peters (Slow Turtle), WAMPANOAG

The talking circle is also a listening circle. The talking circle allows one person to talk at a time for as long as they need to talk. So much can be gained by listening. Is it a coincidence that the Creator gave us one mouth and two ears? The power of the circle allows the heart to be shared with each other. What we share with each other also heals each other. When we talk about our pain in the circle, it is distributed to the circle, and we are free of the pain. The talking circle works because when the people form a circle, the Great Mystery is in the center.

My Creator, give me the courage to share, and the courage to listen.

January 14 – Daily Feast

January 14 – Daily Feast


What we take for granted someone else thinks is beautiful. What we want to get rid of is someone else’s treasure. Sometimes we stand so close to something dear that we cannot see that it is dear. Our lack of awareness robs us of what we assume is ours forever. We have many eyes, but most are closed or glazed over. The eyes of the mind and spirit perceive far more than our physical eyes will ever see. The eyes of our hearing detect sound but also feelings and attitude – and the music of he sphere. There is a word in the Cherokee language, agowhtvhdi, which means sight. When we touch something we not only feel but we also see the gentleness or the hardships, the depths and the heights. No, we are never blind except when we close ourselves off and deny the very Spirit of Life.

~ Give heed, my child, lift up your eyes, behold the One who has brought you life. ~


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

The Daily Motivator for January 14th – Express the beauty

Express the beauty

Let yourself let go of your limiting thoughts. Let yourself be the person who  lives the life of your dreams.

Let yourself act with confidence and decisiveness. Let yourself easily and  naturally be purposeful, focused, creative and effective.

Let life’s ups and downs come and go. Let yourself respond to each new  situation in the most positive and graceful way you can imagine.

You are immersed in countless possibilities. Allow yourself to follow the  very best of those possibilities to joyous fulfillment.

What you allow yourself to think and to do determines the way your life  progresses. Let the best of life into the doorway of your presence, and live a  life that fulfills your highest values.

Let each moment be guided by positive purpose. And let your whole life  express the beauty of who you truly are.

— Ralph Marston

The Daily Motivator

The Daily OM for January 14th – Circling the Wagons

Circling the Wagons

Surrounding with Protective Light

by Madisyn Taylor


As we join our energy with those in circle, we become part of something that is more powerful than the individuals within it.

There are times when we may know of someone who is in great need and wants help, but we may feel at a loss about how best to help them. It is at such times that we can ask for help in surrounding them with support and protection, just like the pioneers once circled their wagons in the middle of unknown territory. Whether this means turning to an already established community such as a service organization or gathering support from diverse sources, a group of people can be brought together to help an individual or an entire community. It doesn’t always take money to help someone either–cooking, cleaning, driving, fund raising, or offering emotional support are all valuable and have the added benefit of the closeness of the human touch. In any case, the universe sends angels in the form of willing friends or strangers to gather their individual lights to surround those in need with the warmth of compassion.

Some people may have difficulty accepting or even recognizing aid when it appears in unexpected guises from unlikely sources. All we can do is to follow our inner guidance, give when we are moved to do so and shine our light to the best of our ability. As we join our energy with those in the circle, we become part of something that is larger and more powerful than the individuals within it.

When we act as part of a community of service like this, we are reminded that we are not only assisting an individual or select group in the moment, but we are serving the greater good. We are creating a better world, and can rest assured that help will be there for us as well. As we offer our own light to the collective glow to help someone through a time of darkness, all of our lights become brighter. We can live every day from this place of light, knowing the freedom from fear and worry that allows us to receive and share the protective and supportive light of life.

The Daily OM

A Giggle for Your Day – How To Give Your Cat A Pill


* Pick cat up and cradle it in the crook  of your left arm as if holding a baby.  Position right forefinger and thumb on  either side of cat’s mouth and gently  apply pressure to cheeks while holding  pill in right hand. As cat opens mouth,  pop pill into mouth. Allow cat to close  mouth and swallow.
* Retrieve pill from floor and cat from  behind sofa. Cradle cat in left arm and  repeat process.
* Retrieve cat from bedroom, and throw  soggy pill away.
* Take new pill from foil wrap, cradle  cat in left arm holding rear paws  tightly with left hand. Force jaws open  and push pill to back of mouth with  right forefinger. Hold mouth shut for a  count of 10.
* Retrieve pill from goldfish bowl and  cat from top of wardrobe. Call spouse  from garden.
* Kneel on floor with cat wedged firmly  between knees, holding front and rear  paws. Ignore low growls emitted by cat.  Get spouse to hold cat’s head firmly  with one hand while forcing wooden ruler  into mouth. Drop pill down ruler and rub  cat’s throat vigorously.
* Retrieve cat from curtain rail. Get  another pill from foil wrap. Make note  to buy new ruler and repair curtains.  Carefully sweep shattered figurines from  hearth and set to one side for gluing  later.
* Wrap cat in large towel and get spouse  to lie on cat with its head just visible  from below spouse’s armpit. Put pill in  drinking straw, force cat’s mouth open  with pencil and blow down drinking  straw.
* Check label to make sure pill not  harmful to humans, drink glass of water  to take taste away. Apply Band-Aid to  spouse’s forearm and remove blood from  carpet with cold water and soap.
* Retrieve cat from neighbor’s shed. Get  another pill. Place cat in cupboard and  close door onto neck to leave head  showing.  Force mouth open with dessert spoon.  Flick pill down throat with elastic  band.
* Fetch screwdriver from garage and put  door back on hinges. Apply cold compress  to cheek and check records for date of  last tetanus shot. Throw T-shirt away  and fetch new one from bedroom.
* Ring fire brigade to retrieve cat from  tree across the road. Apologize to  neighbor who crashed into fence while  swerving to avoid cat. Take last pill  from foil wrap.
* Tie cat’s front paws to rear paws with  garden twine and bind tightly to leg of  dining table. Find heavy duty pruning  gloves from shed. Force cat’s mouth open  with small spanner. Push pill into mouth  followed by large piece of fillet steak.  Hold head vertically and pour 1/2 pint  of water down throat to wash pill  down.
* Get spouse to drive you to emergency  room; sit quietly while doctor stitches  fingers and forearm and removes pill  remnants from right eye. Stop by  furniture shop on way home to order new  table.
* Arrange for vet to make a house call 

Your Horoscope Bird of Power

Your Horoscope Bird of Power

Ever wish you could fly? Your sun sign is traditionally associated with  different birds that can carry messages to the Great Spirit for you, offer  spirit-support and healing, or sing a song for your soul.

Find out which birds are your horoscope birds of power here.

Aries, March 21-April 19: Vulture, magpie, robin.

Taurus, April 20-May 21: Dove, sparrow, swan.

Gemini, May 22-June 20: Parrot, linnet, eagle, finch.

Cancer, June 21-July 22: Seagull, owl, white peacock.

Leo, July 23- Aug. 22: Peacock, rooster, eagle.

Virgo, Aug. 23-Sept. 22: Rooster, magpie, parrot.

Libra, Sept. 23-Oct. 22: Dove, swan, sparrow.

Scorpio, Oct. 23-Nov. 21: Eagle, vulture.

Sagittarius, Nov. 22-Dec. 21: Eagle, peacock, bird of paradise.

Capricorn, Dec. 22-Jan. 19: Owl, falcon.

Aquarius, Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Cuckoo, albatross.

Pisces, Feb. 19-March 20: Swan, stork, sandpiper.

Daily Feng Shui Tip for January 14th – ‘John Hancock’s Birthday’

Today is John Hancock’s birthday. His was the first signature on the Declaration of Independence and he has become a euphemism for signatures ever since. Feng Shui believes that there’s a certain way to sign important papers (or anything else that requires your own John Hancock) so that success and fortune will follow. If you’re looking for financial independence you might want to employ the ‘Prosperity Signature’ that goes like this: When you write your first name you should be sure that the first letter of your first name ends on an upward slant or curve. Similarly, the last letter of the last name should also slant up and to the right. If you can slightly slant the entire signature up and to the right then you can rest assured that you’ve crossed all your T’s and dotted all your I’s and are well on your way to prosperous times. It’s a Feng Shui documented fact!

By Ellen Whitehurst for Astrology.com