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Dancing the Wheel & More Discussion
Introduction to Dancing the Wheel
Our first step is to enter into the
Eastern Quadrant of Air. Here we knock at the door of Eagle,
Spirit Keeper of the realm, and we ask the question:
Why Should I Honor The Seven Sacred
Directions By Dancing The Wheel?
Breathing deep and slipping into
a meditative state of mind, we shut out the environment around
us, we step into our Sacred Space and enter the Silence. I'd
like you to think of this question and it's relationship to
a dream you've held and not acted on. Then to listen to what
Eagle will tell us.
Eagle says: "By entering the
Silence your Inner Spirit melds with your mind, it brings all
senses to bear, and it Dances with the energy present to filter
information as answers come. Here is your answer, listen, open
your mind, let it flow through you, let each sense express that
The Dance of the East is the Dance
of understanding through enlightenment, it leads us into Chaos
where the cosmic storm forms a whirlwind of thoughts and ideas.
The Dance settles those concepts as you soar high with Eagle
to take in the overview of the Medicine Wheel. Eagle shows you
that each position is of equal value. Nothing moves other than
the energy itself and the thoughts in your mind as they place
the stations of the Wheel before you, each stone holding it's
wisdom and that of the realm it represents. Understanding, enlightenment,
and philosophy are here, for this is the domain of artists,
mystics, sages, of higher learning, of cosmic consciousness.
This is the birth, the springtime, the season of renewal.
Enter with me now and Dance. Feel
the Winds of Change moving through you and know you will not
be the same when they have gone
you will be raised up in
some way, better in some way, enlightened in some way, and you
will have a new understanding of your relationship to the world/s
you live in. As we gaze to the East we see storm clouds forming
rapidly, they gather themselves around us and swirl overhead,
we stand in the eye of the storm and it opens to reveal a vision
stimulating the mind to understand
we Dance for inspiration,
we Dance for enlightenment
we dance for understanding.
Forming within the vision are Seven Lights, all of them white
and pure, glowing, pulsing, and alive. Each of them are sending
out a telepathic thought. To honor the Seven Sacred Directions
is to honor Spirit and the Self in union with the whole, in
union with the Web of Life, hear the voices of your senses.
Your eyes see how to Dance with Life, how to create, how to
move through that creation and form the birth of something new
that will feed energy and manifest through that energy to take
form in the physical reality.
This is where you seed your dreams
and goals. Honor them and tend them well, they will grow like
the tender shoots of spring and they will sprout. You give them
birth; therefore you are responsible for their life. Nourish
them well and they will serve you well. The two of you are one.
Your ears hear in the Silence the inspiration to do this. You
hear how you can initiate your dreams
or goals, how you can nurture, how you can feed them by letting
the Love of Spirit flow through you directly to them, and in
this way they will indeed grow
you feed them with the Source
of Life. Let the vision form in your mind's eye. See it, hear
it, love it
and know that it will bear fruit
in what you create
give it life.
Each of your senses, isolated through
focus, must taste, touch, see, hear, and smell this creation
so that you have full understanding of the perspective you are
forming. Soar with Eagle and take in the overview of your creation.
Honor it. Love it. Give it life. See what needs fine tuning
and dive into that aspect to hone it. See what is complete and
work with it
Dance with it and own it. It is yours. Hold
tight to that vision. Let it burn into your mind's eye so you
will not lose focus. To honor it is to hold it close to your
heart as you would a child, this is your dream in its infancy,
and the child you have given birth to is in your care.
Move to the South, into the element
of Fire, into the quickening energy and the spontaneous manifestation
that this explosive ignition into the physical reality produces.
Call upon Mouse to help you examine it.
Mouse will teach you to be aware
of your vulnerabilities and guard them well, to see the vulnerable
areas of your dream and strengthen them with understanding.
Mouse will teach you to explore your dream and place it in the
world safely so you can watch it grow through the season of
summer, of fiery passion for life, of innocence emerging into
the world, of shattered illusions and reality, and to trust
in Life to provide what it needs.
Mouse tells us: "We must honor
Fire for it nurtures, warms, purifies, and blazes the trail
before us. We must honor Fire for if we are not careful it will
burn or consume our dreams. We must honor it and maintain our
self-control or we will bring harm to our dreams and perhaps
others in the wake of careless destruction."
The Gateway of the South lends us
the perspective of the child (the adolescent that is exploring
life and ideals that may or may not strengthen the way). Here
Mouse teaches us that through microscopic exploration (the hunger
of the child to know things and feed their character), through
trust (in that life will provide needs
wants are up to
us), through the innocence of not knowing fear, we learn and
we grow. We learn through careless actions what will burn us
and this elemental force is very good at giving burns be they
physical or psychic ones when we are reckless in our actions.
So we learn to think for ourselves and feel our passions that
fuel our desires and make us reach, make us grow.
In the South we pass through the
Gateway that leads to that growth through the season of summer,
through the light of day, through the warmth and nurturing,
and through the fire of passion we purify our reality, we find
where we fit in the world and come to accept that the path before
us is the one we are to walk. This is our heart, our love of
life, our curiosity, our masterminding of plans and dreams and
ideals. We shatter illusions and discover realities. Mouse says:
"By entering this realm, by honoring your dreams and trusting
in them to guide you through life, you come to see the fire
of passion burn within. This is the rebirth of the Phoenix,
where a part of us dies (illusion) as we dive into the fires
of our passion and arise anew with feathers ablaze as we soar
to new heights."
I think there are more warnings out
there about this elemental force than any other for just this
reason. Its energy tends to be spontaneous...it burns, consumes,
and is very fast to react to its environment spreading quickly
through it. Not that the others can't respond in a like manner,
but their natures tend to be different. This is a natural attribute
of Fire, its explosive if one is not careful and intent as well
as thoughts are critical when wielding it. Water is an energy
that tends to flow; Earth is very much a stable presence, and
Air is adaptable or conforming. They all have these abilities,
but each has them in a variety of dominance in their nature...just
as each of us tend to have dominant senses to our nature, possessing
all but one or more dominating the others.
We knock now on the door to the West
now, the elemental force of Water, and it is answered by the
Spirit Keeper, Bear.
Bear stands on its haunches, sniffing
the air to see who disturbs it's hibernation
introspection we all must pass through as we discover our adulthood.
Here we learn about the deeper psychic abilities within us,
those of dreams and journeys, of emotions and maturity, of love
and our relationship with ourselves as well as others. Here
we learn what a gift nurturing is to the healing process, we
learn repentance for our wrongs, the gift of sharing love, compassion,
empathy, and we guard well those we love. We learn that emotions
are triggers to point out issues and help us see that we harvest
the seeds we have sewn.
This is the realm of harvesting,
the season it represents is Autumn, and it is here we see the
fruits of our labor
ripe or rotting on the proverbial vine.
If we are lost, wounded, or afraid Bear will teach us to find
our way in the wilderness, to swim the deepest emotional seas,
to step into the flow and go with it rather than fighting the
current. Bear says: "There is a time to toil and a time
to enjoy the fruits of harvest
a time to dive deep and
a time to break through the Watery realm of emotion with a fine
fish that will continue to nourish our hunger
understanding we mature, like the fruit on the vine, and we
harvest our inner character as we come to know the Inner Self
and it's place in the world."
This is the realm of trance states
that take us into journeys and the Dream Lodge where we learn
to hone our abilities and understand how to share them with
others. This is where we learn our truths as our spiritual pathway
is made known to us. This is the realm of the Vision Quest,
and seeing into our lives from an adult perspective. It's where
we understand that as a part of the whole we are many aspects
rolled into one
the Infant of the East remains within us
needy, and impatient, creating joy out of nothing and observing
everything it can. The Adolescent of the South is within us
curious, idealistic and full of passion for life needing to
explore every nook and cranny regardless of the risk. The Adult
of the West is within us
observant, contemplative, understanding
all it has passed through in the other realms, able to see there
is so much more, a bounty waiting
waiting to be shared.
Again we move in our Dance letting
our feet carry us to the quadrant of the North and Earth. It
is here we come to meet the Spirit Keeper Buffalo.
Buffalo teaches us that foundation
is important and we need to appreciate the bounty of sustenance
Earth provides. We learn the importance of self-sacrifice, of
applying the wisdom of our years, and to honor that wisdom.
This is the realm of the Grandparents, of experience and of
hard lessons learned. It is the ending of seasons, the Winter
of our lives, and it is a harsh and bitter time now and then.
It is Buffalo who teaches us that
though times are hard, they pass and we see that once cycle
leads to another, merging and parting, that they bring with
them storms and lulls, frozen times that will thaw.
Buffalo sacrificed itself for the
sake of the people. It provided food, tools, clothing, and shelter
with all parts of its body. It asked nothing more than to be
honored for this, that its flesh and bone not be wasted, and
it gave of itself so that others might live, it gave from the
heart. In that giving, the people learned to give-away
share the bounty so that all would benefit.
Buffalo says: "From your heart,
honor Spirit, pray and give thanks for the blessings you will
receive so that there will be room to receive them. Cry your
prayers in your own words, cry from your heart, for this is
the voice Spirit hears. This is proper prayer
not the words
of other men written or spoken, but your own words, your own
truths, fears, and frustrations. Give thanks for blessings for
they will be bestowed upon you from the Earth that provides
food, clothing, wealth and riches, shelter
a bed to lay
on, a road to walk on, a passage through life. Do not be selfish
with the treasures of the Earth or you will lose them, share
they belong to us all."
This is your strength for in living
life these lessons have been learned and wisdom comes from that
to guide you through both the thick and lean times. This is
your foundation, your experiences brought to bear. Buffalo is
a huge creature and it has massive strength but it does not
use it aggressively other than out of need for self-defense.
It wanders the plains and it grazes on the gifts Mother Earth
provides. It knows there is sustenance there and that wherever
it wanders Mother Earth will nourish the way. Buffalo teaches
us to honor our Elders, heed their wisdom, follow their ways
hold the answers you will need and if you do not do this those
answers will evade you and you will seek all the harder to find
them in the winter of your darkness.
Our journey now turns center to the
Shamanic Tree. This perspective takes us to the Below World,
the home of our Ancestors, the Ancient Ones, the Elders who
have gone before us. They are the Gatekeepers here and they
hold the ancient wisdoms, the ceremonies we need to gain enlightenment,
the old ways that are the old truths still standing a test of
time. This is where all lost knowledge is kept and they guard
it vigilantly. This is the home of our Totems, our Ancestral
links, the aspects of self that reflect who we are and where
we have come from. We go here to learn why things are done the
way they are, what those actions will produce, and why we react
to things the way we do. We go here to find our way, our heritage,
and our roots
those things that keep us in place upon the
Web of Life and mark our pathways.
From these Ancient ones we come to
receive our innate abilities and how we are to use them. We
learn about ourselves in ways that teach us why we perceive
or react to issues and events in certain ways. We learn how
to find our way out of difficult situations, how to resolve
problems, how to honor the path we are walking and where it
stems from so we know why we walk it. It is here that we have
a sense of belonging, of family, of community, of society, and
self that is beyond the physical span. Here we find the way
to explore our shadows, know our Shadow Teachers
that teach us what not to do. It is here we find our role models
and the wisdom we need to guide ourselves through good and lean
times. This is the realm of history and the past
of the arcane.
Reaching up into the Above World
we call out to the inhabitants of this realm known as the Sky
People. Some may call them Guardian Angels, others will call
them Guides, Protectors, Teachers, but this is the cosmic realm
of beings that are sent to instruct, watch over us, and guide
the way. These beings shed the light in the darkness so we can
see our way into the future. Here we see our higher purpose
in life, receive Gifts of Spirit, know the meaning of miracles,
of spiritual evolution and attend cosmic classrooms that allow
us to tap into enlightenments beyond all worlds.
This is where we explore projection
of the Inner Spirit and pass through the veils of dimension
to enter into the layers of the onion
worlds within worlds
riding the energy, we come to know the Source of All
Creator is with us and we are within Creation. This is the realm
of all possibility, of voices raised up and answers given to
shine a light into the darkness. This is where our spirit evolves
from and it is at home here, communicating with others and guiding
us to explore other worlds. Here we come to understand the various
aspects of Source Energy
that creative spark within us
all, the life-giving force that sustains, that brings into being,
that links all of life, and we see that We Are All Related.
We understand spirituality and come
to recognize that by honoring the Inner Spirit and giving it
the lead our way is easier, for we can see the tapestry and
the road map then, we are no longer lost. It is here that we
come to see why we Dance the Wheel, that ALL that exists is
in a constantly evolving Dance and the Wheel reflects it for
us, it moves us through it, it holds all wisdom and connects
us to Spirit. Thus we turn to the Middle World now, and bring
it all together.
The Middle World is the physical
reality; here we come to discover the importance of the Now,
of being in the present
alive, centered, attuned to life.
Here we learn to listen with our shamanic ear to the many voices
the Land, the Green Growing Things, the Creature Teachers, The
Standing People (trees), the Winged-Ones, The Four-Leggeds,
and the Two-Leggeds. We learn to commune with the elemental
forces of Air, Fire, Water, and Earth; with the beings that
exist within these realms of dimension, with the forces of nature
and to ride the Wind. We learn to apply the shamanic senses
in the physical and spiritual realities bringing them together
to fashion the whole and we remain alert to our environment
in the keenest sense of the word.
Our teachers here are ourselves
we carry ourself through the journey called life. We learn that
it's not the destination that matters, but the journey itself
and what we gather along the way. By honoring the Now and applying
all we are to that moment we are truly present, truly alive
in the best sense of the word. By honoring the Dance with the
Wheel and putting forth our integrity, our intentions, and our
impeccability we Dance whole and complete at that moment. That
moment is your truth, it is your time, it is your opportunity
to touch life, touch others, serve Spirit, and in that you honor
This is your Dance. Dance it. This
is your talk. Talk it. This is your walk. Walk it. This is your
be in it. In this way you are of the world, of Spirit,
one, united, whole, and every fiber of your being, every cell
in your body, every drop of blood flows with the rhythm of the
Drum and the beat of your footfalls
into the energy of
Spirit, into the love, into
the grace, into the Silence that shouts its truth and honors
you in doing so. Learn to see, to listen, to Dance the Wheel.
This is the purpose of our exploring.
It is why we seek these Sacred Perspectives
so that we
can unite them as we gather them, see things as they truly are
from all angles, and make choices based on the most accurate
information possible. In this way the only one you need to turn
to for advice is yourself. It's all there as the soles of your
feet step their way around the Wheel and tap into the energy
of the Below World. It's all there at your fingertips as you
reach upward tapping into the energy of the Above World. It's
all there at your horizons as you turn to tap the energy of
Air, Fire, Water, and Earth. It's all there within you as you
open your heart and let the Love of Spirit flow through you.
When you walk centered in this way
you walk with Spirit. When you step into this flow you are attuned.
You can read energy signatures, hear the voices of Spirit Helpers,
see visions, taste the wonder, touch it, feel it, be a part
and with that you will understand all the why's,
who's, when's, what's, and how's you can imagine. It's all there.
Dance it and know. These are just some of the insights that
you will gain by Dancing the Wheel. There are endless domains
to explore, infinite wisdom to tap, gifts beyond your wildest
dreams just waiting for you. Now as you Dance you will know
what to look for, at least in concept. At this point I'd like
to introduce the actual Dance.
To Dance the Wheel from the perspective
of the journey you must meditate on the question as you make
your way through the Seven Sacred Directions. Open yourself
to receive your answer, or a piece of it at each stage of the
Dance. Then when the Dance is complete you will have a unified
understanding and the wisdom to act upon it. As you move through
the Dance any gifts you need to receive, any honing of your
abilities, any tools you might need will be presented to you.
You will be taught to use them, and as you walk the Middle World
you learn to apply them to all aspects of your life
physical, emotional, and spiritual. As obstacles arise you will
come to see you have the resources at your disposal to contend
with resolving the problem that faces you. These are gifts to
be used to serve your needs (again not your wants
are different) and as you do, learn to also serve others
Spirit we are all united and we serve the whole of life
Web of Life contains all roads and we all Dance along them.
I'd like to propose that you comment
with your opinions of this now and if there are any cloudy areas
we can sort through them. This is what I would like to see the
1) Come up with suggestions for the
first question to be addressed and take a vote. So please post
your thoughts there.
2) Take a vote on the top 5 questions and we could take them
in order after that if you feel this project is helping you
gain understanding and enlightenment.
3) Each question will be meditated on by us all and we will
comment on that from each perspective we take.
4) Through multiple views and perspectives we should be gaining
even greater depth of insight into
the value of Dancing With The Wheel and what it has to offer
us as a community and as individuals, as well as the enlightenment
those answers and insights provide us..
5) After the first question is raised I'd like to take a vote
to see if you want to continue this process as an interactive
I anticipate that you will find your
eyes see how to Dance with Life, how to create, how to move
through that creation and form the birth of something new that
will feed energy and manifest through that energy to take form
in the physical reality. This is where you seed your dreams
and goals. Honor them and tend them well, they will grow like
the tender shoots of spring and they will sprout. You give them
birth, therefore you are responsible for their life. Nourish
them well and they will serve you well. The two of you are one.
Oh this is a nice initiative
and could be a good thing to get me swinging again ( no pun intended
... dance, swing ) kind of like the homework thingies.
It's been a while since I've danced
the wheel, sure I do it in a remote way when centering for a
journey because the centering is for a specific purpose thus
the energies may be different. But to ask a question and go
around the wheel I probably havent done that in over 2
years. Kind of forgot about it. Hee hee.
But what are the advantages to doing
this instead of a journey for example? Myself, all of the questions
I may ask I bring them to the journey so in a way I'm dealing
with the seven directions just not one at a time but all of
them at the same time which may make it harder to catch details.
But on the other hand isn't it more interactive in journeys?
Is there such a big difference between the two practices when
seeking answers to a question?
I'll stop with the questions for now.
I'll go back and do a fly by on the other posts to see is something
catches my attention.
OK everywhere I go there we are with the same subject. Look
for an email soon and picture me Dancing as fast as I can..
Thank you for a beautiful set of lessons. I understand. I look
forward to seeing it work. A question I have but not necessarily
a beginning one is how we can facilitate the emergence of the
new world order? Can we find the way?
I would like to explore this topic with you. Could we email
each other or would you like to chat in a chat room?
use e-mail as such and wouldn't until I get to know you a little
better. My intent in this question is simply how to facilitate
and raise the energy level of enough people where the probable
future could be altered to one of living with our environment
in a more gentle and peaceful manner. Can we be facilitators
of a lasting peace and demonstrate an alternative way of living.
I would like to see how the medicine wheel could help solve
the problem (together or as individuals).
Could we become
facilitators of this mechanism for peace. Or is this direction
wrong direction to take?
was your use of the term 'new world order' that caught my attention.
IMHO, if everyone used a type of Medicine Wheel in every day
practice, we could improve the consciousness of the peoples
on Mother Earth. But, again IMHO, the New World Order that is
in place at this time is NOT in the best interest of Mother
Earth or our responsibility to care for her. Just my two cents
I do hope this inspires you to get
going again. If I don't nudge you one way I'll nudge another.
*G* I do feel that addressing a question and Dancing the Wheel
with it is something very simple to do and we tend to overlook
that quite often. It's amazing how many tools we do have at
our fingertips and tend to ignore. No, actually it's no more
interactive in a journey than a dance...in fact, you can often
be taken into a journey this way as the Dance does expand at
times when that is called for. It's like anything else...multiple
uses. I love the diversity of the Medicine Wheel so much. It's
just a different way of going at things, but through this particular
experience I feel there is a fundamental understanding of each
element achieved...moreso the more it is done. Then when in
a journey that carries over and the journey brings even more
to light based on that. It's an expansion on foundation that
allows us to see that our spiritual knowledge spills over into
every aspect of life and can serve us well...when we apply it.
Learning to rely on that or be consciously aware that we can
apply it in situations of all sorts is important and hopefully
that will come across here.
You asked: "Is there such a big
difference between the two practices when seeking answers to
a question?" and I'd have to say yes. In a journey we tend
to meet with Guides and Teachers that give us perspectives we
understand and they illustrate how we are to work out the issues
or problem we are facing. However from this method we draw such
a wide variety of perspectives and we learn the art of defining
objective views and then uniting them to make the best possible
decision or affect the best possible outcome we can. The insights
each perspective gives us also allow us to see the potential
outcome in a very realistic sense. In that we gain expanded
insight and know it personally as a truth. Not that a journey
doesn't reveal truths, but it's a bit different. I think you'll
see what I mean as we go here, and that the insights we draw
as a community will vary somewhat as well as compliment one
glad to see you showed up for this. Seems to be perfect timing
for some reason. Isn't guidance fascinating??? ROFLMAO I'm eager
to read this email! I'll watch for it for sure.
I'm glad you like
the illustration and I do hope that insights come for you in
this process. I think it will be a learning experience for us
all and it really is something that Silver Eagle brought to
my attention as
a piece of work she was doing elsewhere. I just borrowed the
technique and altered it. She was working with those experienced
in Dancing the Wheel. Here we are challenged by those who never
have or want to learn to do it and are confused as well as the
experienced ones so it's pretty flexible when we take this approach
and I'm excited about the project too. *S*
As for your question
about "how we can facilitate the emergence of the new world
order? Can we find the way?" I can only speak to that from
my own perspectives and what Spirit has shown me over the years.
There I will not go into all the background behind my statements
but let them stand on their own as they will. We are in the
midst of a Cosmic and Dimensional Change where beings of all
worlds are confronted with their spiritual evolution...as individuals,
as a species, as the lifeforms we are. This is going to affect
us all as individuals, but beyond that into communities, societies,
countries, just on all levels. We are all being asked to recognize
within ourselves our Higher Self/Inner Spirit, to see the need
for seeking a raised state of consciousness.
The universe is
at play in this too. The eyes of the world have been opened
and those in place (already walking spiritual paths) will recognize
the need. Those seeking will have guidance through them, and
those who are blind will remain so for a time yet. We're all
being confronted and our Inner Spirits are being given the opportunity
to make contact with our conscious minds. Either we accept that
or deny it. It's our free will at play there. So this Change
is initiating evolution on a spiritual and a physical level
at the same time...a union of "Be-ing".
As that happens
the dimensional realms are passing through similar stages, the
veils between them are thinning and we are being drawn back
into a melding process which has for a long time been sternly
divided. This is a universal change of energy, lifting individuals
and whole worlds higher, closer to Spirit. At this level, hoping
here that you understand this term, beings of all worlds, the
worlds they live in, the dimensional realms that contain those
worlds, all are undergoing the Shamanic Death and re-birth process...like
the Phoenix diving into its own fire and arising anew from its
ashes. I see signs, portents, omens that tell me the time of
"doing what must be done" is at hand. Not a bad time,
but a time of effort put forth to save what is good and regain
control of what has gotten so out of hand...of making that choice
to begin with.
I knew, for instance,
that this was coming. I was told years ago. I was also honored
to see Miracle, the White Buffalo Calf on two separate occasions
and she put my spirit so at ease impressing me with a sense
of peace and patience to get through this. I know the doom and
gloom that others profess, the fears that must be overcome,
but there is no fear in me. I do not fear death, I never have,
for I know that it is my spirit that lives, but when I went
through a Shamanic Death three years ago I was given the option
of giving up my life at that time or continuing on in this world
to serve Spirit. It was very real. I did not make the decision
from a logical perspective, but the truth hit my mind very hard
and I had pause for a moment of shock. Suddenly my Inner Spirit
stepped forth and addressed Spirit saying it would be happy
to serve and felt it had more work to do. Interestingly I had
an instant understanding of that and agreed with it. I accepted
it and I felt the Grace of Spirit pass through me granting future
time. I embraced it eagerly.
Today I have no
need for the fear of doom and gloom. I do not feed fear, but
see a very optimistic outcome. I feel that Spirit is putting
forth a Call that will be heard by all. I believe in the Higher
Good of all beings and the unity it offers. I believe that the
world (as we know it) will come to an end and a new Higher Order
will unfold...on a spiritual level first, and then seeded there,
it will manifest in the physical sense. All we can do to initiate
that is whatever we are capable of and we are all now in the
right place at the right time to do that. Some serve in a military
fashion, some can simply touch lives one at a time and yet others
are restricted in situations that simply allow them to pray.
Whatever we can do we must do, but do it willingly, from our
hearts, bringing about a massive movement for the better.
I think the birth
of the Higher Order has begun; we are witnesses to the labor
process at this time. The Child that comes of that birth will
be profound and I see a very optimistic outcome...this was shown
to me through Vision Quest as was the part I am to play in this.
The Web of Life has been stirred and it is going to be a miracle
of birth to a New Age of raised consciousness and spiritual
evolution. I see it as good and happening, not something we
need to strive to initiate, but take part in if we so choose.
I choose to be a part of it, touching lives one at a time, many
at a time, however Spirit presents me, and in that touch, well,
I can only hope it is a good one filled with blessings of some
sort. I certainly intend to make sure it's not a negative one.
In this way I see the strength of positive energy forces at
play and dominating the threat of the darker pathwalkers. I
feel their day is ending. That's my perspective. You'll have
to find your own. I know the threat of annihilation is very
real, but we have a choice in that and there is a very strong
force out there trying very hard to prevent it. I do what I
can in my own way to shine a light toward Spirit and I accept
my role. We all have to come to terms with what our part is.
Mine happens to be a Warrior of Peace, not political platforms.
Others are more aggressively called in the physical sense and
for them that is right too. It's a time of doing what must be
done. I'll leave it at that.
Tarra, you said: "IMHO,
if everyone used a type of Medicine Wheel in every day practice,
we could improve the consciousness of the peoples on Mother
I do agree, and will be emailing
a reply to your email to me today. Wow. What a way to state
that! LOL. In light of my comments to Earthwalker about this
New World Order issue, I've pretty much stated my position;
however there are matters I'll discuss with you privately of
necessity. I agree that it appears NOT in the best interest
of Mother Earth or our responsibility to care for her at this
time but that may just be part of the physical illusion we need
to push through. Our fears hold us back. I am not afraid now.
Spirit brought me peace, it's there for a reason, and after
a 6 month lesson on *trust* I'm trusting. Believe you me! *S*
I'll email you tonight.
world order was a poor choice of words. When I wrote it, I was
applying more to the emergence of the new man as depicted in
Eric Fromm's book "To Have or To Be" and the new world
order addressed there. A person being one with all, as opposed
to one of acquiring for the purpose of having, impressing or
dominating. I do feel that there needs to be a "new world
order" not one of dominance or submission but one of respect
and love for the individual diversity that can unite us as one.
I wish with my entire being that we or I could find a way /
path that could help demonstrate a path towards peace. I do
not understand how people (in particular Caucasians, my known
ancestry) can look out and approve the devastation of the environment
and other cultures in the name of growth or supremacy of species.
In small ways I have fought my entire life against this indifference
but cannot make much of a difference. I just get frustrated
with my own inability to help others see all the beauty that
surrounds us and to stop the unbridled willingness to sacrifice
it. Even now I can still remember the wonder I experienced as
a young child while looking at crystals of snow under a magnifying
glass. Each one perfect, each one unique; all working together
to cover the earth in a blanket of beauty. It is such a simple
example; one that all (at least in a northern environment) can
see but one that is never even noticed. I keep asking myself
isn't there some way I could help to halt the path of destruction
that we as a world seem to be on. Isn't there a way to help
people understand that what they seek will not be found from
the chosen direction. It will not be found from suppression
or dominance but only through understanding and acceptance.
We are on the brink of war or threatened war and I simply don't
accept it and feel powerless to change the course. I believe
in the power of one and many but cannot find a way. I am just
frustrated with my own apparent lack of abilities and thought
that the medicine wheel might reveal a more focused direction.
I apologize for the confusion.
Hi Earthwalker, I think
that what you were addressing and your feelings of futility
still apply to what I was speaking of, I simply see it on a
more expanded view, from my role to the cosmic one, there is
transformation taking place for the better as I see it. In your
expression of the situation it's more a mundane approach that
you are taking but it's still the same thing basically. I'm
not familiar with the book you mentioned with little time these
days to do any reading. If I get a break from the computer I
rest my eyes so I can't address that perspective. However you
spoke of a person being one with all...Native teachings express
We Are All Related and speak of the Web of Life and see all
dimensions as part of a greater whole, like membranes in a body
so to speak, a cosmic body...that of the Creator and thus the
Creator *is* everywhere and we are all tied together. It's not
a new concept. I believe this is a time of the *Rainbow People*,
a time of erasing the lines of division and seeing the similarities
as well as differences as a good thing, a time of unification
so to speak.
There is absolutely no reason why
you couldn't Dance the Wheel yourself and address that question
if you are seeking an answer as to what you should do personally.
I'm certain the depiction of perspectives would be enough to
outline what you would need to hold in mind where the question
is concerned. I think you would find it a very enlightened experience
to say the least. There are times that any of the Sacred Directions
would choose to not respond to you and that should not be taken
as a negative; just that from that perspective there is nothing
to show you at that time. I've had that happen. It may be that
one or two perspectives dominate and those are the narrowing
of focus you *need* to take vs. all. It's rare that they don't
give you something though and I'd encourage you to explore it.
May I suggest that you first follow along with what we do with
our first question so you can experience the process first-hand
and then Dance on your own as you see fit or feel comfortable
doing. I anticipate we'll do a few questions and that will allow
more practice time and insight for participants, be they active
or just exploring privately. It's a sensible approach and may
put your mind more at ease.
One by one as each of us awakens
to our path, our role in life along both spiritual and mundane
lines, our relationships to others and our levels of tolerance
for their choices, we do evolve. As we come to the awareness
that brings we join an ever-growing awareness and consciousness
of humanity and other life forms involved. This is stepping
into another Dance...another energy cycle...strengthening the
universal thought of that *group mind* and thus lending our
energy to that motion. It's contributing is initiated in this
way, but it spills over into the physical sense and you start
to see that one step, one touch, one act at a time (small or
large scale) is progress. If we are growing in awareness and
numbers that means that the Higher Good is growing in strength
too. It all plays together and by doing our parts no matter
how miniscule it may seem, we are doing important work. Sometimes
the greatest good is achieved in what at first appears unconventional
ways, but you'd be surprised when you soar with Eagle and are
shown the many *battlefronts* out there, the *skirmishes*, and
the *pits* that are active. Together there is a much greater
battle being played out behind the scenes of many people's eyes.
That's as it should be. As you take these Medicine Wheel perspectives
invite the Spirit Keeper of that dimensional realm to walk with
you. They will come in some capacity; it may be a feeling of
their presence or hearing them or seeing them or all and more.
They will come to help you though.
If you can't physically prevent the
war there is nothing wrong with praying or sending out positive
thoughts (energy) to the cosmic level and joining the universal
voice that comes from many hearts. It's growing louder with
each person that does that. It is a great voice now, and what
comes from the heart is the only energy that will be accepted
there. Share your heart with the world. Take the love of Spirit
within you and let it flow through you. Be an instrument, a
tool through which Spirit is invited to work. You'll be amazed
at the individuals that will cross your path then. You are where
you need to be, so just do what you can. That's all Spirit asks
of any of us...just to do the best you can.
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