August 23 – Daily Feast
Painting a picture is much the same as living a life. Some of us only get the outline sketched while others find the time and desire to mix beautiful colors and brush them on canvas. Color is used sparingly on some canvases, others are somber and dark with little or no highlights. But those whose cheerful colors, cardinal reds, sunflower yellows, and all shades of purple and lilac, show us that life does not have to be ordinary. The Master Artist, U ne la nv hi, gave us all pallets and pots of bright colors to use boldly, or to mix in subtle but lively shades. We have been given the general sketch but it is left to us to fill in the colors, harmonizing and blending until we get the right tones. Each of us is a painter and each has the charge to make life a work of art.
~ They searched for a long period of time for the source of life, and at last came to see the thought that it issues from an invisible creative power to which they applied the name Wa-ko-da. ~
“A Cherokee Feast of Days” by Joyce Sequichie Hifler
Child Protection Chant
Protect my child
On this Day
Watch over him/ her as he/ she plays
Make this day safe all the way
Watch my child all throughout the day
You can feel whatever way you choose to feel, so choose to feel good. Feel good about yourself, your world, your possibilities and your life.
You don’t have to ignore or deny the difficult realities in order to feel good. You can be fully aware and involved with life’s realities and still choose to feel good.
You can endure pain and disappointment and still choose to feel good. For there is a beautiful part of you that can always rise above the most painful and burdensome difficulties.
Choose to feel good, and you put yourself in a position of power and effectiveness. Feel good, and feel the genuine strength of your true purpose.
Feel good, and open yourself to the best possibilities. Feel good, and generate new positive energy for moving forward.
Whatever the situation, feel good about yourself and about what you can do. Feel good about life, and let those feelings create a positive reality.
— Ralph Marston
The Daily Motivator
Which Sun Color Are You? Which Will Help?
by Annie B. Bond
It’s the perfect time to find out which of the sun’s many vivid, fiery colors could help you become more energetic, vital and radiant.
Take the quiz here to find out which sun-color is closest to you as you are, and which one could help you to embody your most vibrant self, here:
Choose the description below that most closely matches you as you are. Then choose the description that fits the qualities you would like to embody. Are they the same? Find out which color you could wear or invite into your life to help you be the self you want to be!
1. I want to be an energetic, vital person, vibrant, outgoing, dynamic, with leadership qualities.
2. I want to be warm-hearted and generous, at the same time steadfast in purpose.
3. I want to be a caring, nurturing, fun person. I want to feel lighter, less depressed.
4. I want my love of life and living to be tempered with wisdom.
5. I want to feel the joy of living, have a sunny disposition, and feel inspired: I want to have a mission.
6. I want to be generous with wisdom, to help and inspire others just by being present.
7. I want to be intellectual, rational, with a good mind which is used thoughtfully and with care for others.
Here are your colors:
2. Soft Red
4. Light Orange
7. Gentle Yellow
A Spell To Start Your Day With
Draw the pentacle on anything around you.
As you draw the first line say “Goddess help me.”
As you draw the second line, say “Goddess guide me.”
As you draw the third line, say “Goddess teach me.”
As you draw the fourth line, say ” Give me Power.”
As you draw the fifth line, say “Give me Strength.”
As you draw the circle, say “To make it through the day.”
By Joyce Sequichie Hifler
We are all aware of the emotional effect color creates. And for this reason we choose colors that please the eye by first pleasing the inner emotions. Certain colors have the same effect on many, while other colors affect each of us individually and in particular ways.
Red has an exciting effect; green is cool serenity, orange is the color of vivacity, and brown tones are restful earthy colors. People dress to enhance their appearances with certain colors. Homes are decorated and offices are planned to create pleasance surroundings.
And we as individuals possess moods of many colors. Yet, we are far more careless about the color of that mood, letting the attitudes and colors of others dictate to us how we are to behave. If we could remember when we meet people whose moods are black to remind ourselves that their moods are their own, there would be less involvement in the emotions of others.
We are so vividly aware of color, we must not be reckless in recognizing the color scheme within our own personality. Whether it is a vibrant color, sophisticated, or bright and witty, color always works its subtle magic.
Available online! ‘Cherokee Feast of Days’
By Joyce Sequichie Hifler.
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Elder’s Meditation of the Day
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No matter what Religion you are, may you enjoy this glorious Holiday Season and a prosperous New Year to come!
I know you have heard me mention that in my spare time, I surf the net for graphics. Well, I did a search on Yahoo for Yule graphics. Up popped the search and I got to looking at the graphics. I ran across this one set of graphics that looked really, really familiar. But of course, it hasn’t hit dummy where she has seen these graphics before. So I click on the graphics because “I really liked them,” lol! When I got to the page where the graphic was displayed, the site/blog is showed but it is shadowed. I just glanced down at the title and would you believe it still didn’t dawn on me. How dumb is that? So I enlarged the graphic and then popped back to the smaller one. When I popped back to the smaller one, I liked to have fallen out in the floor. Because I couldn’t believe it and I was such a dumb butt, lol! My curiosity got the best of me, so I hit the search the web button for graphics. Lo and behold! I didn’t have no problem seeing what blog was ranked second, IT WAS US!!!!
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! It is all of you that got this blog ranked second. It is all the WOTC’s wonderful friends and followers! I want to take this opportunity to thank you for making this such a fantastic and unbelievable year for us. I have said it a million times and it is so true, “We would be nothing without you, our dear friends.”
Now a word about today’s postings……..When I was doing my research, I ran across several countries’ different traditions of celebrating the Winter Solstice. During the post today, I was going to post the countries and their traditions. So of them are out there, but I think you will enjoy it.
Blessed Winter Solstice!