The Elders say the Twenty Count brought into existence the energy motion vibration of all forms of all things. All things have a vibratory energy, an essence, a form. We say that is its giveaway… its heart, its beauty, its medicine. There is no such thing as nothingness. The energy in motion of one thing is interconnected with and directly influences and is felt by every other thing.
Within the Sweet Medicine SunDance Path, the Twenty Counts have only one task: to give away their power to us as an act of empowerment.
You may ask, “What do I have to give back?” How can I possibly (for example) empower the sun?”
The answer to this question is RESPECT.
You must keep a proper attitude and express your appreciation for its gift. Without the sun there would be no life. Stop complaining about how hot it is. Stop referring to a cloudy day as a bad day. All faces of the sun are a mirror reflection for us.
It is in this way we learn to come into balance and alignment with the powers of the universe. It is in this way, we step into co-empowerment with all of creation.