January 21 – Daily Feast

January 21 – Daily Feast

In the darkest day in winter color is everywhere. They are colors we do not expect to see, so we do not see them. They float on early morning clouds that lie aloft in the southern sky and hover in the crevices of hills at midday. In the evening, the western horizon is purple – all shades of purple, which the Cherokee calls gi ge s di. The last rays of sunlight color the scuddling clouds with purple, rose, and lilac. The Indian loves color and is tuned in to its joy. If we are caught in moods that are drab, our eyes have little chance of seeing color. A drab view can be changed. Even now a, as go in ge (jay) and a brilliant, gi ga ge (cardinal) can stir us with their blues and reds if we have the heart to see them.

~ This is the most valuable thing I have ever possessed. ~

YE-WHELL-COME-TETSA, 1815

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

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The Witches Spell for January 14th – Enthusiasm Spell

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Enthusiasm Spell

This is a gift of good mental health, or perhaps a gift   of the stars. People who don’t get enthusiastic miss a lot. This feeling makes   you glow, it makes your blood run faster, it is the fuel that carries you to   your goals. Motivation is another form of this feeling. If you want to become   more enthusiastic about your life, do this ritual every morning just after you   get up and every evening just before you fall asleep.

Get a piece of green stone. It can be jasper, malachite,   emerald, or jade. Rub it with your hands over the smoke from a little incense   (your favorite) and say three times:

Green stone, green star,   We grow, we reach,   We mind, we shine!

Carry the green stone on your body at all times in a little   pouch. Even sleep with it under your pillow!