Who Measures You

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Read to the end please as I have a question for you.

Thought For The Day
 
It is not about what others believe is right for me. It is what I believe that is right for me.

We have spent time talking about whose yardstick you are trying to measure up to.  Is it other people or is it yours based on your belief system.  Hopefully by now you have written down what you believe so that you know what your beliefs are.  If you have, then you are way ahead of many people in the world.

Next rambling we will start talking about using what you believe in your life and how to be open to changing what you believe.

Sacred Space

There are no hard and fast rules about praying.  Remember prayer is nothing but a conversation between you and Creator and the spirits who help us.  Naturally we are not going to speak to Creator as we would speak to one of our buddies we grew up with.  We are also not going to speak with big words and use what I call, “Spiritual Speak”.

“Spiritual Speak” is where we try to talk in a way that we believe sounds spiritual.  It is when we speak to impress the people who are with us instead of from the heart.  When you pray it should be like talking to an Elder that you respect.

Again no hard fast rules but if you sit in Sacred Space and do not give thanks for things in your life then something is wrong.  There is not anyone that cannot find something in their life to be grateful.  If nothing else give gratitude that you woke up this morning and that you are still breathing the breathe of life.   So always, always (add a few more always) take time to express your gratitude for things in your life.

Cedar

It can be applied externally for violent pain in muscles using the oil mixture warmed.  Do not warm any herbal salves or infused oils in the microwave.

Cedar can be used as an insect repellent.  Stop and think about it.  Why do they store things in Cedar Chest?  They use it to keep the bugs out.  People have been using them all along as an insect repellent.  It is believed that if you are sleeping outside and use Cedar in your bedding that snakes won’t come around.

You can use the ashes from burned Cedar externally as a very strong antiseptic.

White Cedar is used most of the time but in the Southwest where I grew up there was not much flat cedar, so Juniper was used.  In the Southeast Cypress was used since most Cedar is in the same family as Cypress.

We will continue our journey talking about Juniper the plant I grew up with.

Labradorite

What is said about this stone?

One of the many things Labradorite does is to give quick relief from anxiety.   Any one having anxiety/panic attacks this is a good stone to carry.  It is also a good to stone to keep around to hand to someone that is feeling anxious.  It also helps chase away hopelessness, negativity and even helps with depression.  If you are wearing the stone and someone does not want to be around you, for no apparent reason, ask yourself what their attitude is.  If they are being negative or have a negative attitude and you are wearing Labradorite they are not going to want to be near you.

Just as with anything, when something leaves something new comes in.     If you chase  unwanted or untrue thoughts away and do not start thinking true or  good thoughts than the thoughts you chase away will be back.,   We wonder why the same thoughts keeps coming up over and over.   When we do not change our way of thinking the old patterns keep repeating themselves.

Wind is my Mother

Well by now you should have read the first two chapters.  Hopefully you used a highlighter to mark things that spoke to you.  When I do that, it is easy to go back over the pages I have read and refresh my memory.  Take time to highlight or underline the parts that speak to you.

Chapter 3 is a very interesting chapter.  It continues the tail of how he started and learned to walk the medicine road. The first four chapters of the book are about his journey, not about what he learned on his journey.  In Chapter 3 two of the most important parts are on page 38 and 39.  See if you can figure out what I think is important on those two pages and in the next Firebear’s Rambling I will tell you.  If you want to, you can email me and let me know what you think is important on those pages.  Remember there is no right or wrong answers only what YOU believe and think.

I have been told that I am sending out to much information at one time and that it is hard to take it all in.  It has been requested that I shorten the teachings and spread them out over more days.  If you would give my your opinion I would appreciate it.    Let me know what you think please?

About Fire Bear

I am a professional storyteller, Native American Flute Player, herbalist and a seeker of knowledge and sharer of what I have learned. My wife and I run Acorn Haven Spiritual Center in Kentucky. I have been a Rodeo Clown, Deputy Sheriff, Newspaper Editor, Business Owner, Truck Driver, Part-time College Professor, spiritual counselor, teacher, alternative healer and much more. My wife and I have been helping people with addictions for over 20 years. We help by helping them find the spiritual tools they need to make changes in their lives. I believe this gives me the ability to write about diverse subjects. My writing is always sprinkled with a unique point of view and humor.
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One Response to Who Measures You

  1. Annie Marie Peters says:

    Great tip about cedar! Now that Spring is here, I’ve been doing a lot of outdoor work, and my muscles are so sore. I’m going to try applying a cedar oil mixture to see if that helps. I’ll keep you posted!

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