Note: December 21, 2012 was the final day in one of the Long Counts in the Mayan Calendar. There were rumors that the end of that long count would also be the “end of the world”. Within the Sweet Medicine SunDance Path, this date represents the opportunity to enter a new world: the human world. This is the second in a series, written by Janneke Koole, on the opening of the gates to the human world. In Part 2, we begin to look at the prophecies related to this change.
WEST – THE DARK OR BLACK HORSE
This is the place of the physical and encompasses our entire economic world. What do we see? We see economic manipulation, currency wars, crime, violent unrest and corruption inside military engagements. This is the worst of us – in all respects.
What can we do to make a difference? Clear out our inner conflicts, particularly any forms of the war between the genders and male/female imbalance. Resolve all conflicts. Keep access to knowledge open and keep the internet free. Stay aware, informed and active in your own community. Pay attention and be alert – practice sobriety at all times. And keep your bodies toned and healthy – it’s the only vehicle we have this lifetime!! We are the Gold Horse in action.
This is the place of the spiritual and encompasses our individual path to enlightenment and the collective matrix of spirituality. The Gold Horse has four colts: Beauty, Power, Knowledge, and Freedom. At what level are we feeding these colts? What is our dedication to our individuality, autonomy and freedom? And to what extent do we co-empower others to pursue their spiritual self-growth and development?
Unfortunately, as Thunder Strikes poignantly describes in Elder’s Wisdom, our society has degenerated to demanding handouts and bailouts and thus unwittingly become slaves of those who hold the power to meet those demands.
What can we do to make a difference? Speed onward in your own spiritual growth. Do something, anything, to be part of the solution and refuse to be a victim, a part of the problem. Deepen your connection to Spirit and use all of your tools to eradicate pity and develop benevolent compassion.
Next we will look at the other six directions – remembering that each holds the dynamic polarity of the dark versus the light within it.
In Part 3, we look at the South and Southeast directions of the prophecies. Click here for Part 3.