The Dance of the Twenty Count: 4 Sacred Animals

The Children’s Twenty Count describes our world as we live in it, and the powers that influence us here in our attempt to establish interconnection, interreliability and interdependence with all things.

As we begin to discuss the lower numbers, we begin with the powers that are the “so below“…the numbers that are related to this 3rd dimensional reality and “all that is green“…

4 = Sacred Animals

leopard in a tree

Sacred Animals refer to the actual physical animals on the planet. They include the swimmers in the waters, the creeper crawlies (those that crawl with their bellies) upon Grandmother Earth, the four leggeds, and the winged ones (those who fly).

The animals are the receivers, the implosive second born children of Grandmother Earth. The interesting thing about animals is that they never need to go to therapy to figure out who they are. You don’t see cats trying to be elephants.

They, therefore, walk like a cat, act like a cat, and meow like a cat. This is one of the animals’ greatest teachings for us humans, be who we are! The animals walk in balance and teach us how to find balance and harmony within ourselves and align with all things with an open heart.

The Dance of the Twenty Count: 3 Sacred Plants

The Dance of the Twenty Count: 2 Grandmother Earth

The Dance of the Twenty Count: 1 Grandfather Sun

The Dance of the Twenty Count: An Intro

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The Dance of the Twenty Count: 3 Sacred Plants

The Children’s Twenty Count describes our world as we live in it, and the powers that influence us here in our attempt to establish interconnection, interreliability and interdependence with all things.

As we begin to discuss the lower numbers, we begin with the powers that are the “so below“…the numbers that are related to this 3rd dimensional reality and “all that is green“…

3 = Sacred Plants

500px / Lake Wanaka by Karen Plimmer

500px / Lake Wanaka by Karen Plimmer

Sacred plants refer to the actual physical plants on the planet. The grasses and grains, herbs, shrubs. flowers. fruits and trees, are that which we call the “standing tree nations.”

Out of Grandmother Earth’s and Grandfather Sun’s lovemaking, the first born children, the plants are born. They are givers, and without their gift of life, neither animals nor humans would have the potential for life. It is through the oxygenation process of changing carbon dioxide into oxygen that we receive the air we breathe.

Therefore, we say the plants give us the breath of life which is life itself. They so this by seeking perfection of form through trust and innocence. They teach us about our connection with all forms of all things as well as how to stand in the center of our own essence.

The Dance of the Twenty Count: 2 Grandmother Earth

The Dance of the Twenty Count: 1 Grandfather Sun

The Dance of the Twenty Count: An Intro

The Dance of the Twenty Count: 2 Grandmother Earth

The Children’s Twenty Count describes our world as we live in it, and the powers that influence us here in our attempt to establish interconnection, interreliability and interdependence with all things.

As we begin to discuss the lower numbers, we begin with the powers that are the “so below“…the numbers that are related to this 3rd dimensional reality and “all that is green“…

2 = Grandmother Earth

Grand Canyon

 

Grandmother Earth is the actual physical planet that we live on. Our past Nagual, Swift Deer says you can tell the age of a tribe’s knowledge by whether they refer to the planet as Mother Earth or Grandmother Earth. The older knowledge will refer to her as Grandmother. Her major gift to us as two leggeds is showing us how to go inside to true introspection and to develop our intuition, in other words, our place of “inner knowing.”

When Grandfather Sun explodes, Grandmother Earth, which is the receptive creative energy, receives the Sun’s energy by imploding  or what we also callthe inhale. Therefore, Grandfather Sun’s and Grandmother Earth’s love making is what we call Quodoushka, spiritual sexual union. She teaches us about love relationships and bonding. She represents the female egg, the womb, the birthing place of all life.

Women on this planet are two legged receptive creative manifestations of Grandmother Earth. It is said that everyday since always when Grandmother Earth and Grandfather Sun make love, life is made possible.

The Dance of the Twenty Count: 1 Grandfather Sun

The Dance of the Twenty Count: An Intro

The Dance of the Twenty Count: 1 Grandfather Sun

The Children’s Twenty Count describes our world as we live in it, and the powers that influence us here in our attempt to establish interconnection, interreliability and interdependence with all things.

As we begin to discuss the lower numbers, we begin with the powers that are the “so below“…the numbers that are related to this 3rd dimensional reality and “all that is green“…

sun reflection rainbow

1 = Grandfather Sun

Out of the void (also known as “0”, zero ) came first Grandfather Sun. When we say “Grandfather Sun” we mean the actual sun around which our planet Earth revolves.

Grandfather sun is light, illumination, enlightenment and knowledge. Let’s look at the word “enlightenment.” It means to put light into, to lighten up. It is plain to see that when Grandfather Sun shines on the planet, it definitely lightens things up.

This teaching is not only literal, but translated into an internal symbolic sense. It is the great symbol of gaining knowledge. Within us there is a fire from within which burns inside us. It is our spark, our sexuality. We speak of this as the “little sun”. It is our own Grandfather Sun which burns within us.

When we are connected with the external Sun, we can ask it to ignite our own inner fire. Using our awakened inner fire, we can connect to Grandfather Sun. This is the male seed for all life. The fire of the male seed explodes as the dance of active-conceptive energy.

The Dance of the Twenty Count: An Intro

The Children’s Twenty Count is a way of perceiving the special qualities and “give away” of the sacred powers of the universe and relating them to the numbers 1-20. This provides a valuable mathematical system the describes the interrelationships of the powers to one another and forms the basic framework for all of the Sweet Medicine SunDance teachings.

The Children’s Twenty Count describes our world as we live in it, and the powers that influence us here in our attempt to establish interconnection, interreliability and interdependence with all things.

In upcoming posts, we’ll take you through each of the powers to introduce you to qualities, vibrations, and give aways of 1 -20 of the Children’s Twenty Count.

meteor shower over pikes peak

Special recognition and thanks to Harley SwiftDeer Reagan for “Song of the Twenty

Let me sing to you the Song of the Twenty Powers within the Song of the Universe. It is like an Orchestra whose members have played together, since always. Each member of this Orchestra has its instrument, its sound, it light, its energy, its harmonic vibration called orende. Each has its giveaway to the collective sound, even though it has its separate and distinct sound.

Within this Orchestra called the Everything, there are twenty sections or parts, the Twenty Sacred Powers. This Everything Orchestra has a Great Spirit within every member and within every instrument, and how it plays the sound and songs of Beauty and Light is indeed a Mystery. This Great Mystery has existed since always and will continue for always, even as it is playing now… Let us listen, and see if we can hear our Song.