Cherokee Feast of Days: Daily Meditations by Joyce Sequichie HiflerI received the book in 1992 as a gift. This is the only one of its kind that I have continued to read year after year. I certainly have come to understand the meditations in a new way each humbling year. I keep two placed in different places of my house so I remember to read the daily meditation.
......the way of the Cherokee is to know the past is gone. Though a golden thread still links us to it in many ways, it no longer holds us captive, no longer keeps our feet on the Trail of Tears. We have new wisdom and understanding, and we dare to put down yesterday to reach for a new day......
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She presents readings for each day of the year from Una la ta nee' , the cold month January, to U Ski' Ya , the snow month of December. Each reading provides insights in both English and Cherokee, and gems of wisdom recorded in the words of native speakers. This little treasure is for readers of all faiths, and for those seeking faith. Joyce Sequichie Hifler offers this beloved collection of daily meditation books drawn from her own rich Cherokee heritage and that of other tribes. She presents readings for each day of the year from Una la ta nee' -- the cold month, January -- to U Ski' Ya, the snow month of December. Each provides insights in both English and Cherokee, and gems of wisdom recorded in the words of native speakers. The author of the nationally beloved inspirational column Think on these Things offers a book of daily meditations drawn from her own rich Cherokee heritage and that of other tribes.
Great strength exists in the smallest things Love can be a mere glance, a brief word, a silent touch. But it reaches past time and space and mere existence. Prayer, short, deep—a word from the depth of heart and spirit can work miracles and change a whole world. Waiting tests our grit and faith, and anything else we have on the line. We activate every nerve in us to move, to do something—and then we wait.