The Long Hair [Custer] came.....they say we massacred him, but he would have done the same thing to us had we not defended ourselves and fought to the last. Our first impulse was to escape with our women and babies, but we were so hemmed in that we had to fight.
May 1 - Daily Feast
Fear of obstacles makes us, u d nu lv hi, lazy or indolent as the Cherokee calls it. Shy in nature and reticent in manner, most Indians avoid appearing forward. It is easier to put things off than it is to take the bit. One of the greatest discoveries is to start out in faith. Start - and boldness and energy will come in. Start out - and wisdom will flow, spotty at first but it will come. If people who are afraid they are not capable will just start out to do a thing, it, or something even better, happens.
~ We are nothing compared to His power, and we feel and know it. ~
"A Cherokee Feast of Days, Volume II" by Joyce Sequichie Hifler
Elder's Meditation of the Day - May 1
"All living creatures and all plants derive their life from the sun. If it were not for the sun, there would be darkness and nothing could grow - the earth would be without life."
This is why we call the sun, Father Sun. Father Sun shines life on Mother Earth and from this Father and Mother all life forms exist and continue to reproduce. The Sun shines on all; it is not selective. We should not allow anything to block the Sun from shining on the Earth. We must not pollute the air because the pollutants block the light of life to the Earth. If the Earth cannot receive this light, then life will start to be affected. We must live in harmony with the Sun and Earth. Otherwise, we are harming ourselves.
My Creator, give me the wisdom to live in harmony with all things.
'THINK on THESE THINGS'
By Joyce Sequichie Hifler
Don't allow life to mean too much. Keep it light and shallow; spend as much time as possible scoffing at those things meaningful to others; forget the decency and patience in their attitudes.
And look with overbearing revenge to make them pay for what they believe....laugh at their efforts......call attention to their imperfections......and don't forget to learn how to live alone......and if not in body, then in spirit. And then don't take the blame for a desert-island soul. It is of one's own making. But remember, oh so well, that life does not stand still while we search for someone to blame for our isolation.