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Thought for the Day
Many times people do not hear what we say because they see what we do.
Do you really believe and apply what you tell other people to do. If you tell people to trust Creator, do you do it? If you tell other people to pray every day, do you do it? If you tell people to start every morning with prayer, do you do it? Do you walk what you speak. Remember many time people can not hear what we say because they are seeing what we do.
Do you live what you speak? If not is it time to change that?
Now here is the important part of praying in Sacred Space. Anytime you pray for someone else’s need you have to pray for one need of your own. It is very easy to get caught up praying for others and to forget to ask for help on your journey. When people first start doing that they struggle with coming up with something to pray about for themselves. Over time it gets easier to admit that we have things we need to pray for.
Remember we are not perfect, and if we are not perfect there is always plenty to pray about. It is just hard to get into the habit of praying for our selves. The important thing to remember is that for things to change in your life you have to change. If you do not change, the circumstances in your life will not change. So it is important to pray for change within ourselves so that change takes place around us
So now you should have taken the pieces we put in each Firebear’s Ramblings and should have a document on Sage and one on Cedar. Tomorrow we will start talking about Juniper.
Juniper is used to replace Cedar in the southwest where I grew up. Juniper is also what they make gin from. Even though Juniper is part of the Cedar family I am going to spend time talking about it because it is one of my favorite plants.
Amethyst is the purple version of quartz. Amethyst has a long history of use by many different cultures.
Until the mines in Brazil were discovered it was a very expensive stone comparable to sapphires and rubies. An example of that is the Queen Charlotte of England had an amethyst bracelet that in the 18th century was worth 2000 pounds sterling. About 200 years later after the find of Amethyst in South America the same bracelet was only worth 100 pounds.
One of the main things that Amethyst is said to do is to increase physic awareness. It has also been used while meditating for centuries by Buddhist monks. They believe it increases their connection to Mother Earth and allows them to connect to the deeper meaning of things.
We will continue talking about Amethyst tomorrow meanwhile here are a couple of pictures of amethyst.
The Wind is my Mother
You should be starting on Chapter four now. In the coming chapters we will be talking more about what he teaches. At the beginning of the fourth chapter he talks about complicating things. Make sure you read and understand what he is saying. Remember his formal training was in psychology.