Thursday, April 23rd, 2015 Focus: I commit to moving through my life with courage, humility, respect, and kindness in my heart.

Traditional Cherokee teachings relate to us how important it is that we move through our lives with courage, humility, respect, and kindness in our heart. All these things signify a deep respect for the gift that we have been given in the breath of life, as well as a respect for all life.

Wisdom transcends all circumstance, and ultimately comes from a harmony within the self, and between the self and the universe — an inner strength derived from the unity of spirit, natural environment, body, and mind.

As Douglas Spotted Eagle says, “An Elder once told me that I should always remember: ‘All that moves is sacred, only by understanding this can you realize the rhythm of the Earth, and thereby know how to place your feet’.”

Excerpted from the article:

The Harmony Ethic: Caring For Others Through Deep Respect and Kindness
Written by J.T. Garrett, Ed.D. and Michael Garrett, Ph.D.

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Medicine of the Cherokee by J.T. Garrett and Michael Garrett.
Medicine of the Cherokee: The Way of Right Relationship
by J.T. Garrett and Michael Garrett.

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Monday, April 14th, 2015 Focus: I get familiar with my fears so I can take them more lightly.

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Everyone lies, everyone has secrets, and everyone has fears, so there’s no point in admonishing people to stop it. What works better, what helps us to become more transparent, is to admit our fears and to name them.

Most people have one or two “favorite fears.” Some of us tend to fear being ignored; others fear being singled out for attention. Some of us fear abandonment; others fear being smothered. Some fear being overwhelmed or overstimulated, others avoid emptiness or having nothing to do. Frequently your favorite fear only emerges in certain types of situations.

Getting familiar with your fears can help you to take them more lightly. Many people suffer unnecessarily because they try to hide what they’re afraid of. If you accept your fears, they won’t rule your behavior as much as if you try to pretend they don’t exist.

Excerpted from the article:

Secrets and Lies: A Barrier to Authenticity
Written by Susan Campbell, Ph.D.

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Getting Real: Ten Truth Skills You Need to Live an Authentic Life
by Susan Campbell, Ph.D.

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Monday, April 13th, 2015 Focus: I accept that I am responsible for everything that happens to me, unfolding as my life.


Complaining about your life, and blaming other people and things for your difficulties, is one of the main leakages of energy. When you hear yourself doing this, stop.

The truth is that you are responsible for your life. If you blame something else for what happens to you, you’re giving up responsibility by giving it to others. To be responsible is to be responsible for everything that happens to you, unfolding as your life.

You don’t complain when you get a promotion at work, do you? You don’t blame the boss. You feel you deserved it; that you must have earned it. In other words, you accept that you were responsible. So how can you duck out from being responsible for the not-so-good things that happen to you? It’s the personality being two-faced, not being straight. It presents life as it is not, and gets away with it while you continue to blame and complain.

Excerpted from the article:

Nine Secrets To Living Joyously In Your Reality
Written by Barry Long.

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Only Fear Dies: A Book on Liberation by Barry Long.
Only Fear Dies: A Book on Liberation
by Barry Long.

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