Opening the Gates to the Human World, Part 5

Opening the gates to the human worldNote: 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 fifth in a series, written by Janneke Koole, on the opening of the gates to the human world. In Part 5, we look at the North and Northeast directions related to this prophecy.


This is the place of our philosophies and belief systems, the place we educate ourselves and make a statement, take a stand and develop our stance in relation to general knowledge.

Unfortunately, the brilliance of our technological development is tarnished with greed and the power of profit-making has led us to ignore and sometimes downright violate the Children’s Fire. When we are alienated from the Children’s Fire, we make decisions that destroy for no good reason (other than our evil-minded greed). Corporate greed has destroyed many a small community, taken prices for everyday necessities to excessive heights, and lain to waste much fertile land.

What can we do to make a difference? “It is only through ignorance that men surrender their freedom.” Education is the key! Let’s get the Wheels and Keys into the schools, the communities, and into business. Let’s be bold and daring to speak the unspeakable. Let’s dedicate our efforts, energies, good minds, and full intent to find right solutions to our problems.


This is the place of our prioritization and energy design and is a direct call to be full determiners in the Human World. What are your priorities, really? And are your decisions lining up with those priorities? If so, your everyday choices should reflect that. Each season, and certainly this one, is a good time to re-evaluate whether your choreography and design is working or whether you are driven by stress. Remember that stress opens the door wide all those internal voices we call pretenders – no good fellows of the dark!

Our Elders say that the dark here is fueling the Dark Horse so strongly that it is five lengths ahead of the Light. We can recognize this to be so when we are daring enough to take in the ugly reality of child slavery and human trafficking, domestic violence, and the precarious condition of global economy.

The good news here is that there is a definite increase in the numbers of people “waking up” to the horror of this evil insanity. More and more people are seeking alternatives, the ancient shamanic knowledge, and the schools of magick and mystery.

What can we do to make a difference? Examine our priorities and practice our Warrior Techniques of Discipline to develop a sincere spiritual diligence. Deepen your connection to Spirit and Nature and fuel your Hope. Be the determiner, the driver of your own vehicle, the spirit in charge of your body. Pledge allegiance to the pursuit of liberty/freedom – both internally and externally. Know that there is a Greater Picture, a Divine Plan, Great Spirit’s Design, and align your free will with the will of Wahkan Tanka.

Click for the conclusion in Part 6

See Part 1 for background and overview

See Part 2 to learn about the Dark Horse and the Light or Gold Horse 

See Part 3 to read about the Southeast and South directions

See Part 4 for the Southwest and Northwest directions

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