THINK ON THESE THINGS
By Joyce Sequichie Hifler
Vision to see, faith to believe, courage to do. With these things we improve living every day. Vision to see what we do want instead of visualizing all the wrong things. Faith to believe that good overcomes the bad. We give strength to whatever we believe in — good or bad.
It we let our doubts rule us and our fears control us, then we are believing in the wrong things. We need courage to go do the right things — the thing we know is right regardless of what someone is trying to suggest to us. Courage to be oneself, to have faith, to believe in good, to see beyond what seems to be and then to work toward what we are capable of being.
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Elder’s Meditation of the Day
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Elder’s Meditation of the Day – January 16
“If people are going to get back into balance, one of the things they have to do is seek the truth. They have to start really speaking the truth themselves, and that’s a difficult thing to do. The way it is now in the world, we don’t mind lying.”
–John Peters (Slow Turtle), WAMPANOAG
Well, everybody’s doing it. Do unto others before they do unto you. If it wasn’t for back luck I would have no luck at all. These are excuses and rationalizations for giving up accountability. Be true to yourself. Seek the truth, The Great Spirit is the truth. The truth shall set you free. This is the truth. We cannot be free if we are dishonest nor can we live a balanced life if we are dishonest. As we grow, we need to start taking stands. All warriors take stands. The warrior’s belief is constantly being aligned to truth. The warrior will always know where he/she stands.
Great Spirit, help me today to seek Your truth, not my truth.
January 16 – Daily Feast
Use your imagination for its intended use – to create beauty and happiness and justice. If you use it for unfriendly reasons, it will eventually steal your wings and your feet. The Cherokee way of saying it is di gu yi s gi, the paymaster, the returns based on how it has been used. Do not envy another person, for your own imagination has grand gifts for you. Great suffering has been the lot of many who used their talented minds to bring hurt and pain where there should have been harmony.
~ There was nothing between him and the Big Holy. The contact was immediate and personal. ~
CHIEF LUTHER STANDING BEAR – LAKOTA
“A Cherokee Feast of Days, Volume II” by Joyce Sequichie Hifler
Whatever you think
If you think the whole world is against you, it might as well be true. If you think there’s a way to move successfully forward, you will find that way.
What you think about life plays a major role in the way your life unfolds. Whatever you think is going to happen will inform and influence each action you take, so that much of what you think does indeed happen.
If you think the task in front of you will be a tedious, boring chore, that’s what it will be. If you think the job will give you a unique opportunity to express yourself and create new value, it certainly will.
No matter what the reality of your life may be, you can choose exactly what to think about it. The more things you think about in a positive light, the more positive outcomes you will create.
If you generate thoughts of worry, criticism and complaint, you will end up creating even more things to worry, criticize and complain about. If you focus your thoughts on how to allow, encourage and enrich, you’ll find much more richness appearing in your life.
The thoughts you choose to think and hold are the same thoughts that influence every moment of your life. Choose wisely, and live magnificently.
— Ralph Marston
The Daily Motivator
An Invitation to Comfort
Creating a Happy, Serene, and Healthy Home
by Madisyn Taylor
Include all 5 senses while making a home, doing so provides safe haven for your evolving body and soul.
Your home is your oasis. Through your efforts, your house or apartment can become both a private sanctuary and a welcoming, serene, and healthy place to live in and visit. An organized and comfortable home can have a calming effect on you, your family, and guests, as well as be your personal escape from the rest of the world. Creating this nurturing space isn’t difficult. Even a household that includes young children or multiple animals can be a serene and peaceful place. In just a few minutes, you can make a number of changes that can turn your home into a safe and comfortable haven that you can be proud to share with your loved ones and friends.
One way to fill your house or apartment with calming energy is to imbue it with a peaceful ambiance that nurtures all five senses. Soft lighting and soothing colors like blue, purple, and green can make a space feel warm and inviting, while pleasant and calming aromas such as lavender and vanilla can positively affect moods. Peaceful sounds, such as running water in a fountain or gentle chimes can uplift and clear the space, while clearing clutter and making the most of open space can ease internal turmoil and dispel negative feelings. The physical objects in your home as well as your home itself can retain the energy of previous owners and the object’s creator. You can give your household’s energy a lift by visualizing white light surrounding our home, symbolically sweeping out residual energy, or smudging your home with cleansing sage.
The changes you make to your home can be as unique as you are and may involve utilization of space, lighting, new furniture, decorating, feng shui, or ritual. But what you do is not as important as being clear in your intention to set up your household as a soothing and refreshing place to be. Make your home a place of comfort, and you will feel nurtured and cared for whenever you are there.
Witch’s Ointment, Nontoxic
3 parts Vervain
3 parts Sandalwood
2 parts Cinnamon
1 part Carnation petals
Make in the usual way with shortening. Store in a container marked with a pentagram (five-pointed star, one point facing up). Anoint the body prior to Wiccan rituals to become one with the Goddess and God and that which lies beyond them.
4 drops Cedarwood
2 drops Sandalwood
1 drop Eucalyptus
1 drop Cinnamon
Add to the melted beeswax/oil base, cool, and anoint the body to speed healing as needed. Do not apply to wounds, burns or broken skin!
Want some help flying when you astral travel? Let this astral ointment help!
1 oz. Mugwort oil
2 tsp. Poplar
2 oz. Hard Paraffin
2 oz. Soft Paraffin
Melt together and stir as it cools. Store in an airtight container. Apply to your body prior to astral travel.
The Sniffles Ointment
If the sniffles and chest congestion have you down, rub some of this ointment on your chest and under your nose.
1/2 oz. Eucalyptus Oil
1/2 oz. Rosemary Oil
1/2 oz. Peppermint Oil
2 oz Hard Paraffin Wax
2 oz Soft Paraffin Wax
Melt together and stir while it’s cooling. Store in an airtight container away from heat.
Try you hand at this oil for attracting a sexual partner and engaging in an erotic and sensual time!
Take an 1/8 cup of a base oil (almond or olive works great) and blend with it equal parts of: patchouli, jasmine, cardamon, vanilla, ginger and ylang ylang (use at least 3 drops of each) into a small ceramic or glass bowl.
When you add each essential oil to the mix, blend it by moving the bowl and swirling the oil in a clockwise and/or counterclockwise motion.
Apply the oil externally to your genitals, chest, neck and wrists. Store what you do not use in an airtight container and place out of the reach of sunlight (not in the bathroom).