Soul of the Universe? Sexuality!

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Each of us has our own unique way of entering into relationship with the sacred powers of the cosmos, the Twenty Count.   Some dance with the energies, some sing or hear them, and others feel and play with their vibrations.  Like all things, we can enter this relationship through one or all five directions.

SEXUALITY is the SOUL of the Twenty Count and sits in the center. The Powers of the Universe are twenty variations on the theme of the Universal Life Force Energy, the pulsating Chi that flows through all living matter. That pulse, that throbbing life, is sexuality. The essence of life, the interconnecting web or matrix is the soul of the universe.

We are not isolated entities disconnected from this planet we live on. Each of the powers of the Twenty Count is a manifestation of the spiritual essence, the Soul of the Universe.

The Twenty Count cannot really be taught. Yet describing the powers of the Twenty and dialoguing with them awakens within us the knowing of their existence within and without. The Twenty Count forms the basic framework or structure of the Sweet Medicine SunDance Teachings. It describes the interconnection and interrelationship of all forms of all things.

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Spirit of the Universe? Mathematics

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Each of us has our own unique way of entering into relationship with the sacred powers of the cosmos, the Twenty Count.   Some dance with the energies, some sing or hear them, and others feel and play with their vibrations.  Like all things, we can enter this relationship through one or all five directions.

MATHEMATICS is the LANGUAGE of the Twenty Count powers. Each number signifies a power or energy. Each power vibrates at a different level of energy. Each level of light-breath-life takes on a particular form and function. All form and matter can be broken down to basic geometric forms, according to the grand design of the Great Architect.

This East direction also holds our spiritual aspect, the element of fire, and the human world.  We, too, can separated into specific parts and forms: the skeletal or nervous system, conscious or unconscious minds, etc.  But, we are more expansive than just basics.  When we align with our own inner light, fire and expansiveness, we grow and evolve into our own Grand Design.  Our spiritual determination is stronger when we align our free will with the will of Great Spirit or the Great Architect.

Can you imagine how different math classes would have been if math, geometry or algebra was taught as the grand design of the Universe?!  What if we were all taught the power and beauty of Sacred Geometry?

 

Reflections from some great thinkers…

“Numbers are the thoughts of God.” ~ St. Augustine

“The construction of the physical and moral world alike is based on eternal numbers.” ~ St. Augustine

“Mathematics is the alphabet with which God has written the universe.” ~ Galileo

“Geometry existed before the creation. It is co-eternal with the mind of God…Geometry provided God with a model for the Creation…” ~ Johannes Kepler

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Body of the Universe? Alchemy & Magick

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Each of us has our own unique way of entering into relationship with the sacred powers of the cosmos, the Twenty Count.   Some dance with the energies, some sing or hear them, and others feel and play with their vibrations.  Like all things, we can enter this relationship through one or all five directions.

The BODY of the Twenty Count is MAGICK AND ALCHEMY. Our bodies are the vehicles for felt knowledge, for validation through experience to the point where we truly know. Magick is the process of aligning with any energy that is present to be able to discern its nature and then by adding our own energy, to direct its movement and expression.  Knowledge of the Twenty Count allows us to create change in our reality because it is the very structure of reality.

Sitting in the West with Magick and Alchemy is the earth element, the mineral world and our physical bodies.  When we have body knowing and can access our inner wisdom, we have a great capacity to hold and transform the energies at play.  We can match or come into alignment with vibrations and frequencies and then shift the vibration with our energy to a higher (or lower) rate.

The key to increasing your body or felt knowledge is to choose to experience as much as possible as often as possible.  SwiftDeer once said that a key to good parenting is to expose your children to as much as possible.  It increases their experiential knowledge and it provides more opportunities for them to find what truly makes their hearts sing.

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Mind of the Universe? Science & Philosophy

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Each of us has our own unique way of entering into relationship with the sacred powers of the cosmos, the Twenty Count.   Some dance with the energies, some sing or hear them, and others feel and play with their vibrations.  Like all things, we can enter this relationship through one or all five directions.

SCIENCE AND PHILOSOPHY are the MIND of the Twenty Count. As humans continue to delve into the mystery of life and seek to understand who we are, were we came from, why we are here and where we are going, Science and Philosophy discovers more and more answers. These answers are rarely new. Ancient myths and legends since always have spoken of the meaning of life. As the mind seeks to unravel the mystery, Science and Philosophy put forth their points of view. The Twenty contains within it all that there is to know. It is up to us to discern its depth and wisdom.

Our mental aspect, the element of wind, and the animal world sits in the north with Science, Philosophy, and the Mind of the Twenty Count.  The wind is a powerful agent of change!  The wind currents guide the weather.  They pick up seeds and move them from place to place.  Sound and smells travel on the wind.  Ever watch a deer or other animal lift and tilt its head to listen to the breeze or to smell where predator or prey are?  The north is about receiving with our mind, to being an empty cup, and open to learn.

Are you ready to make the deep dive to find the wisdom within?

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Heart of the Universe? Music!

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Each of us has our own unique way of entering into relationship with the sacred powers of the cosmos, the Twenty Count.   Some dance with the energies, some sing or hear them, and others feel and play with their vibrations.  Like all things, we can enter this relationship through one or all five directions.

The HEART of the Twenty Count is MUSIC. As you read the Story of the Everything Orchestra, you will hear the Song of the Universe. Each power has its own song. The integrity of each allows for endless combinations of both melody and harmony.

Music sits in the south with our emotional aspect, the element of water, and the plant world. As music’s rhythm ebbs and flows like water, our emotions often times follow.  Music opens our hearts, helping us to give with tenderness and to have open heart-to-heart communication.  Have you ever shared a song with someone because it was exactly what you wanted or needed to “say”?  Or maybe listened to a song and understood a little bit more about someone else’s culture?

Hearing, singing, or sharing MUSIC is experiencing the HEART of the cosmos.

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Song of the Universe

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Vibration, frequency, song or dance, everything in the cosmos has one. The skeleton of and key to understanding the cosmos is the Twenty Count, the sacred powers and blueprint of the Universe.  The Twenty Count opens the door to magick and mystery.

Through our interaction with these Twenty Powers, we are able to experience how all forms of all things are interconnected, interreliable and interdependent with all forms of all other things.

No matter how many times we study these Powers, each time again, we discover a new aspect of the Great Mystery

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4 Changing Times for Humans

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In the last post, we looked at the changing times of Grandmother Earth.  Humans have four times of change as well. However, they are a little different. You will notice that midday and midnight is where we have switched the East and West with Grandmother Earth’s movement. Due to society’s scheduling, most humans lose alignment with their inner change time. At midday, we need to go inward and rest our body lodge, here most people are working. At midnight during our fire time most people are sleeping. The strongest time for humans to do ceremony is between midnight and sunrise! It is naturally their active fire time.

For Humans

South: Sunrise
This is also our exhalation, our breathing out time.
It is when we most connect with our own inner water element, our fluidity of self and emotion. Coming from our fire time, we use the inner waters to cool the fire.

West: Midday
Here we as humans are in the burning heat and fire on Grandmother Earth.
We must put our earth body lodge to rest. Many cultures, in Mexico, Europe and elsewhere, align with this energy shift by closing their shops and other business activities between 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. and enjoy leisure and siesta or rest period.

North: Sunset
Here the mind gets calm.
This is a magick time where we have more of our inner gifts available to us.
This is especially true if we are in alignment with Grandmother’s cycle.
Usually at this time we are rushing home from work or fixing dinner, not aligning with calm energy.

East: Midnight
When much of Grandmother Earth is introspective and calm, it is our time to embrace the fire element within. This is when our active energy is the highest, for our inner fire is going full blast.
It is a good time to do sorcery and magick, a time to source the force of creation, and learn controlled dreaming.
Those who work a night shift have tapped into this energy. However, due to work scheduling, most people are asleep at this time. They make this their quiet time when in fact it is potentially their most powerfully creative time. This puts people out of alignment.

To embody this teaching, first sit with Grandmother Earth at each of her four changing times. Experience the four different movements from this new knowing. Use all your senses to taste, touch, smell, hear and see how she changes. Next observe your own four changes in the same way. Find the places in your life where you can have greater alignment with your changes as a human and with the changes of Grandmother Earth.

As we begin to learn more about the many elements of nature and different aspects of ourselves, we have an opportunity to deepen our alignment with Grandmother Earth.

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Grandmother Earth’s Changing Times

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As we begin to learn more about the many elements of nature and different aspects of ourselves, we have an opportunity to deepen our alignment with Grandmother Earth.

Grandmother Earth’s Cycles

South: Sunrise
The earth is in a phase of exhalation, breathing out.
This is the act of “catching of the spirit.”
Grandmother Earth is exhaling and being in the water and fluidity of self.

East: Midday
Here is the time of recuperation for Grandmother Earth.
Everything shifts and it is a “resting of the spirit.”
It is the time of day when the plant growth slows down, for they rest within the heat of the day.

North: Sunset
This is when Grandmother Earth begins her inhale.
You will oftentimes notice that the wind will blow stronger.
This is known as “seating the spirit.”

West: Midnight
This is when Grandmother Earth rejuvenates. She is healing herself.
It is in the moonlight that plants make their greatest amount of growth.
It is called the “calming of the spirit.”

We, as humans, have four times of change as well. However, they are a little different. You will notice that midday and midnight is where we switch the East and West with Grandmother Earth’s movement. Due to society’s scheduling, most humans lose alignment with their inner change time. At midday, we need to go inward and rest our body lodge, here most people are working. At midnight, during our fire time, most people are sleeping. The strongest time for humans to do ceremony is between midnight and sunrise! It is naturally their active fire time.

“The sun teaches to all things that grow their longing for light,
But it is night that raises them to the stars.”
Kahlil Gibran

Read tomorrow’s post to discover more about the Changing Times of Humans!

Aspects of Being a Human

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Within our make-up as human beings, we can identify aspects of ourselves that are direct reflections of external aspects of nature. Contemplate the following:

  • The South is the EMOTIONAL aspect. The heart reflects the song of the Water and the Moon.  In this way, we give with beauty.
  • The West is the PHYSICAL aspect. The body reflects the song of the Earth, both element and planet.  In this way, we hold and transform with strength.
  • The North is the MENTAL aspect. The mind reflects the song of the Wind or Air and the Stars.  In this way, we receive with clarity.
  • The East is the SPIRITUAL aspect. The spirit reflects the song of the Fire and the Sun. In this way, we determine with responsibility.
  • The Center is the SEXUAL aspect. The soul reflects the song of the Void and the Black Hole.  In this way, we catalyze with individuality.

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Four Worlds – Spirit

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As you read this post, remember that the Four Elements are the building blocks of all Creation on Grandmother Earth, and therefore, stabilize our world.

In the Center of the Element Wheel is the void, the black hole or womb. The void works with all of the four elements (earth, water, air & fire). In fact, it is from the void, the apparent nothing, the source, that all things take on substance within spirit. This is the Chuluaqui Quodoushka energy that was mentioned in the creation story. The void works with the energy of open heart to heart communication. It is the catalyst energy that makes and keeps the other elements in a state of balance or imbalance depending on how it is used.

Remember we said wherever you have four, you also have five. So with the four Worlds is the fifth World: In the center of all Worlds is the World of Spirit, the catalyzer of all energy.  All forms of life have “spirit” (manitou): they have life force energy, which we call the catalyst, pulsing through their form.

In the South are the Tolilahqui.  These are the “little people” who, legend tells us, came first to the Earth to prepare it for human habitation. Their special gift is that of happiness and humor. They are the ones who show us the mischievousness in nature and continue to bring laughter and beauty wherever they travel. They are the water spirits, gnomes, leprechauns, elves, and elementals, just to name a few.

In the West are the Toushilahey.  These refer to all of our spirit personalities from past and future lifetimes, including the current spirit personality you are now.

In the North are the Tungashilah. These are all of our blood relations (mother, father, brother, sister, grandparents, aunts, uncles etc..) from all lifetimes.

In the East are the Omitakoyas, all our awakened selves and Omitakoyasin , the entire family of humanity since always and for always. It is the great gathering together circles of all humanity. SwiftDeer speaks in this way about Omitakoyas: All humans are, have been or will be my relatives. If I see another as an enemy, I only do so because I do not really see who he/she is!

In the Center are the Akalohtah-hey, the Enlightened Masters. They are the ones who have achieved full enlightenment while in physical form as a human. They are now in formlessness or have the freedom of choice in form. They continue to teach us from the greater realms and their mandate (in the words of Jesus Christ) is that we must do even greater works than they have done! These enlightened teachers have walked the path towards enlightenment before us and so teach us to do the same. They include archetypes such as Buddha, Krishna, Yahweh, and Christ, as well as gods and goddess such as Diana the Hunt, Artemis, Venus, Odin, Thor, and Mercury.

It is the great challenge of this decade to re-align with the worlds of Grandmother Earth, to honor and respect them for their being-ness, their uniqueness. When we understand the gifts each world has to give we can see the lunacy of destroying any one of these worlds at the expense of the others.

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