The Daily Feast- Ignoring Common Sense

In retrospect, we have ignored common sense in favor of doing what we wanted to do. We wish we had not done it, but we said what we wanted to say, spoke out when it would have been better to stay quiet – we have overruled our common sense. Looking back again, when did we get off track? What little thing stung us into action? If we learn to hear the voice of wisdom we can overcome our foolishness. Wisdom never lets us down, but ignoring it will put away from us the best friend we can have. 

~ I am tired of talk that comes to nothing. ~
CHIEF JOSEPH – NEZ PERCE

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

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Sacred First Nations Prophecy- Seven Generations Healing Tree Of Peace

Wado,  for the Reminder of the Sacredness of this Action…Creating The Eagle on the Highest Tree….There will be a Womens Council Happen on this Site a Short time after we get over 10,000 Peeps and thats Just two More Peeps…I am seeking those Women right Now….For Women, as the Iroquois, Will Lead the Way

I am just an Elder and this is a Selfless Action…As the Clan mother’s of the Iroquois Elect the Chiefs and Lead the Way, the Same will be the Way of the Red Buffalo Recovery and the Renovation of the Housing on the Rez…

So Lets Get the A*Bun*Dance Going, For when you Shake your buns you live ABUNDANCE….A LONG TIME….Shaking the Calories often Yer Butt So the Fairies and Angels can Sweep them into the Compost, to Grow Flowers…

Grampa Jerry

Some quotes that have inspired …

 

“In our every deliberation, we must consider the impact of our decisions on the next seven generations.”

http://www.solarhaven.org/Quotes.htm

“It is belief in many native cultures that on the path of healing as each individual heals, that  we heal seven generations back as well in healing. ” ~ Aris~

http://www.ratical.org/many_worlds/6Nations/

The Tree of Peace

The Tree of peace originated at a time of great conflict and war. Its story is one of the keys to the path of light and peace in native tradition and culture. The tree of peace is the pacifist symboloy, the peacemaker is believed to have been sent by the creator to restore love, peace and harmony back to the people and the earth ~ Aris~

“The sixth nation, the Tuscaroras, migrated into Iroquois country in the early eighteenth century. Together these peoples comprise the oldest living participatory democracy on earth. Their story, and governance truly based on the consent of the governed, contains a great deal of life-promoting intelligence for those of us not familiar with this area of American history. The original United States representative democracy, fashioned by such central authors as Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson, drew much inspiration from this confederacy of nations.”

http://www.indigenouspeople.net/iroqcon.htm

GAYANASHAGOWA

“We now do crown you with the sacred emblem of the deer’s antlers, the emblem of your Lordship. You shall now become a mentor of the people of the Five Nations. The thickness of your skin shall be seven spans — which is to say that you shall be proof against anger, offensive actions and criticism. Your heart shall be filled with peace and good will and your mind filled with a yearning for the welfare of the people of the Confederacy. With endless patience you shall carry out your duty and your firmness shall be tempered with tenderness for your people. Neither anger nor fury shall find lodgement in your mind and all your words and actions shall be marked with calm deliberation. In all of your deliberations in the Confederate Council, in your efforts at law making, in all your official acts, self interest shall be cast into oblivion. Cast not over your shoulder behind you the warnings of the nephews and nieces should they chide you for any error or wrong you may do, but return to the way of the Great Law which is just and right. Look and listen for the welfare of the whole people and have always in view not only the present but also the coming generations, even those whose faces are yet beneath the surface of the ground — the unborn of the future Nation.”

Author~Jerry Strongheart

NATIVE BLESSING

MAY YOU HAVE THE STRENGTH
OF EAGLES’ WINGS,
THE FAITH AND COURAGE TO
FLY TO NEW HEIGHTS,
AND THE WISDOM
OF THE UNIVERSE
TO CARRY YOU THERE

 

The Daily Feast- Our History Is Our Fight & Sacred

These are no longer ordinary times, and many circumstances we thought would never change, are changing. The innocent times, the good natured humor of life has been covered over with suggestive jokes empty of meaning.

The ground is shifting under our feet and we are having to learn to walk a new way. Few things are permanent. We are born of change, but we still have to keep a commonsenseattitude or we can lose our footing.

We need to prove, long before we accept something as fact, that it is true. If it is right, it can be proved.

Much is a mystery to us. But to the Tsilagi – Cherokee – silence is golden. We speak little and listen long. Words are important in songs and in ceremonies – and in general conversation as well. It is wise to save words and use them only when they can be effective.

~ Good works do not last long until they amount to something. ~

~~CHIEF JOSEPH~~

Cherokee Feast of Days Volume III~ Joyce Sequichie Hifler

Elders Meditation Of The Day- New Years Meditation

“They must give themselves to Wakan’ Tanka and live a spiritual life. They will have the peace that frees them from fear.”

— Frank Fools Crow, LAKOTA

There are two wills available for us: self will and God’s will. Our choice is: figure it out ourselves, or have the Creator involved in our lives. If we are honest with ourselves and look at past experiences, what are our lives like when we try to figure it out ourselves? Is there fear, confusion, frustration, anger, attacking others, conflict, fault finding, manipulation, teasing others, belittling others or devaluation? If these things are present, they indicate that we are choosing self will. What is it like if we turn our will over to the Creator? What are the results if we ask the Great Spirit to guide our life? Examples are: freedom, choices, consequences, love, forgiveness, helping others, happiness, joy, solutions, and peace. Which will I choose today, self will or God’s will?


Creator, I know what my choice is. I want You to direct my life. I want You to direct my thinking. You are the Grandfather. You know what I need even before I do. Today I ask You to tell me what I can do for You today. Tell me in a way I can understand and I will be happy to do it

The Healing of the Nations -Lies in the Leaves of the Trees

Scattered As pebbles on Pebble Beach….

Without Spearhead or Banner….

Native America Seeks Oneness..

Yet the Foundation Stone is Shattered…

Millions of Red Hearts Fragmented…

Separated By the Separationer….

Both Inturnal and External…

Please, Send Your Prayers up in Smoke…

For the Oneness of “The Heaven on Earth”…

With the “Sword of Truth”

We come From Within the Living Ancestry…

Within this One Tribe of Innocents…..

The Euro’Pee’On took advantage Of….

With the Corruption That the Kings Training Was…

Stand Up to Overcome With International Gatherings…

Of Oneness By Consolidationg Our Numbers….

For the Innocent Tribe Came From “Turtle Island”…

You Well*Come’s Home Comes With That Oneness of Spirit….

We Can Heal the Well, to the Clear,Clean,Clear Water it Was…

Just by Re’Turning Home to the One Tribe, One World, and One People…

One Tree is Re’Stored With “Hemp For Fuel” GrandFathered…

By  God/ess Law in “The Healing of the Nations Lies in the Leaves of the Trees…

Stand up and Fight For the Buffalo Spirit In You is the Might…

Look to Our Ancestors With’In….For Illeagle Hemp is a Mortal Sin…

Hemp Trees For Fuel and Cash Crop For The Worlds farmers…

Wopila TaTonka She’Kon….Call on Sky’Woman…..She Talks to Grandfather…

Author: Jerry Strongheart

Source: http://www.causes.com/JerrysReBirthParty?m=d5a8b4ae

“Red Buffalo Rising”

10,000 Peeps Touching 10,000,000 Peeps…

The Daily Feast- I Am Native A Child Of The Creator

“I’m an Indian, I’m one of the Creators God/ess children.”

~Mathew King, LAKOTA~

My Creator, today let me remember the reason I’m here on Mother Earth. Let me look into my own eyes and see the beauty You have created. Let me have good thoughts. Being Indian is not the color of my skin. Being Indian is to listen to my heart, to think only the things You have taught, to watch nature and live in harmony. Being Indian is to walk in prayer, to talk to You constantly during the day. Being Indian is to act and to walk in a sacred way.

Today, let me think in beauty, let me walk in beauty, let me pray in beauty.

The Daily Feast- Beauty & Peace Of Mind

Sometimes great distances exist between the high points of our lives. Time moves swiftly and we tend to let it slip away without making it count while we wait on another high experience. We discount it as nothing unless we have reached some spectacular height and have passed ten other people on the way.

The Indian does not consider himself idle when he stands still watching, listening, seeing the stars, or watching the sunset. His spirit-eyes absorb these signs and wonders to feed him when he cannot see the rolling hills, the flowing streams. A narrow view is one that constantly asks, What shall I eat? What shall I wear? What can make me feel secure? And all the time, the beauty and peace which cost nothing surround us unnoticed. Envy and lack of inner joy rob us of our peace of mind.

~ O, listen! Hear! Sing with me, for I am joy. ~

CHEROKEE SONG

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