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Cherokee Legend Do you know the legend of the Cherokee Indian youth's rite of Passage?

His father takes him into the forest,
blindfolds him and leaves him alone.

He is required to sit on a stump the
whole night and not remove the blindfold
until the rays of the morning sun
shine through it.

He cannot cry out for help to anyone.


Once he survives the
night, he is a MAN.

He cannot tell the other
boys of this experience,
because each lad must come
into manhood on his own.

The boy is naturally terrified.
He can hear all kinds of noises. Wild
beasts must surely be all around him.
Maybe even some human might do him
harm. The wind blew the grass
and earth, and shook his stump,
but he sat stoically, never removing
the blindfold.

It would be the only way he could become a man!
Finally, after a horrific night the sun
appeared and he removed his blindfold.


It was then that he discovered his father
sitting on the stump next to him.

He had been at watch the entire night,
protecting his son from harm..


We, too, are never alone.

Even when we don't know it,
God is watching over us,
Sitting on the stump beside us.

When trouble comes,
all we have to do is reach out to Him.

If you liked this story, pass it on.
If not, you took off your blindfold before dawn.


Moral of the story:
Just because you can't see God,
Doesn't mean He is not there.
"For we walk by faith, not by sight."
Aftermath of this experience can come out many different ways depending upon the child. Do they end up stronger from this experience or more fearful or delusional. Just looking at the mental and emotional aspects and with a bit of theorizing we can see a few potential remedies. They would only be needed if there was a major shift and change in the young boy in his relationship to others, himself and the world.
Whatever the young lad has a susceptibility towards from the vital force will determine the outcome.  

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Comment by Gudny Osk Didriksdottir on January 20, 2010 at 6:44am
Beautiful story Debby ((Hugs))
Comment by Nira Andharia on January 20, 2010 at 8:43am
What a faith enhencing story!
Its true!
Comment by Debby Bruck on January 20, 2010 at 8:57am
A friend/client sent this special story to me. It really was truth for her and touched my heart.
Comment by Dr. Sarfaraz Ahmed on January 20, 2010 at 10:23am
Beautiful !Touched my heart.
Comment by Suhas Kotbagi on January 20, 2010 at 2:38pm
Delightful....Heart Warming.....Renews once faith in Humanity and Human race.....The creator makes us go through our "trials and tribulations" so that we are ready to face the hurdles and overcome them
Comment by Dr. Wequar Ali Khan on January 20, 2010 at 3:07pm
What an insightful story.As Sarfaraz said it will touch many hearts.Look at the philosophy and the discipline played out,between the father and son.Just great;;
Comment by Nira Andharia on January 21, 2010 at 8:54am
isn't this wonderful! members are reflecting on the bases of their own mentality! you can see different and vivid expressions!
Comment by Dr V P Singh on January 23, 2010 at 8:17am
Debby
Beautiful. Some time I think what makes you work so hard and imaginatively? May be the INVISIBLE?
Comment by Debby Bruck on January 23, 2010 at 9:33am
Dear Dr Singh. Don't we all walk on this earth due to the invisible force within us? Our vital force and beyond. Our soul is here to fulfill a mission and we are constantly searching for what that is.
Comment by Viktor Kalocsai on June 6, 2010 at 3:26am
For establishing oneself in the contemplation of the Omnipresent Lord, there are no limitations of time or space. There is nothing like a special time or a holy place. Wherever the mind revels in the contemplation of the Divine, that becomes the holy place. Whenever the mind meditates on the Lord, that becomes the most auspicious moment. The world can achieve prosperity through disciplined souls whose Hearts are pure and who represent the salt of the Earth.

Thank you for sharing this story Debby.
Siiyo Oginali & blessings like rain,
Viktor

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