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A Cherokee Legend

We were talking about the Law of Reversibility this week and I was thinking about the following legend, and I believe it sums it up pretty well.

 

An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life. He said to the boy, "A fight is going on inside me. It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil – he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego. The other is good – he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith. The same fight is going on inside you and inside every other person, too."

 

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, "Which wolf will win?"

The old Cherokee simply replied, "The one you feed."

 

In life, whatever feeling we give our time and attention to is going to be the thing we experience in our world. For example, if we get into the feeling of opulence, we will experience it in our lives; if we get into the feeling of peace, that is what we will experience. The reverse is also true: if we get into the feeling of anger, it will be our experience; if we get into the feeling of envy, it will become our experience. The choice is ours.

 

The thing to remember is that we create our world moment by moment, thought by thought, feeling by feeling and, as we practice creating the thing we want in our world, our world becomes a better place.

 

So, as you go through your week, which wolf will you feed? What will become your choice of experiences? And what gift do you want to give into your world? Remember, you do make a difference.

 

This week, let’s let our prayer be: “Father/Mother God, guide me and all that I do so that my choices and my experiences are for the highest good of myself and everyone in my world.”

 

As we affirm: “I am peace.”

 

Blessings...Rev. Bev