The Dance of the Twenty Count: 13 Quetzal

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.

Thus far we have presented in each blog post, the numbers 1- 10, representing the powers that are the “so below“…the numbers that are related to this 3rd dimensional reality and “all that is green“…

As we discuss the upper numbers (11-20), we begin with the powers that are the “as above“…the numbers that are related to beyond this 3rd dimensional reality and “all that is blue“…

13 = Quetzal

flower archway

13 represents Quetzal and is symbolic of death and change and death giving life. Quetzal is known in many cultures by many names. She is the Goddess Beauty, Goddess Nature and Death Mother. In the Sweet Medicine SunDance Path, the Elders have taught us she is the Daughter of the First Breath. Christians call her Blessed Virgin Mary. In Mexico, she is Virgin de Guadalupe, and Native Americans in North America call her White Buffalo Woman. Different names, same feminine energy.

Quetzal is Earth Mother, the spiritual consciousness of all plants. When we eat a plant, its physical nutrition is not all that feeds us. Rather, when we are eating a plant (3), it releases its consciousness or spirit (10), and that (3 + 10 = 13) is what gives us sustenance and nourishment.

The Dance of the Twenty Count: 12 Grandmother Planets

The Dance of the Twenty Count: 11 Grandfather Stars & Sister Moons

The Dance of the Twenty Count: 1- 10 So Below Recap

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The Dance of the Twenty Count: 12 Grandmother Planets

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.

Thus far we have presented in each blog post, the numbers 1- 10, representing the powers that are the “so below“…the numbers that are related to this 3rd dimensional reality and “all that is green“…

As we discuss the upper numbers (11-20), we begin with the powers that are the “as above“…the numbers that are related to beyond this 3rd dimensional reality and “all that is blue“…

12 = Grandmother Planets

planets goddess life stars image

In the Sweet Medicine SunDance Path, the number 12 is expressed through the Grandmother Planets. These are the planets on which human life is present and revolve around Grandfather Suns.  Our Elders have said there are 12 planets with human life in this universe. (Yes 12!)

12 in the Children’s Count refers to any body of energy within which sacred life can form or take place. It also means the grandmothers, any woman who is the bearer of life, the carrier of life, and therefore the number of the goddess.

Because 12 is also our ability to be present here now, it represents the opportunity to gain total inner clarity of our Higher Self through meditation, chanting, prayers and ceremony. It is the point that we call the moment of internal light, the moment of awakening into one’s truth, of actualizing collective conscious awakened memory.

The Dance of the Twenty Count: 11 Grandfather Stars & Sister Moons

The Dance of the Twenty Count: 1- 10 So Below Recap

The Dance of the Twenty Count: 11 Grandfather Stars and Sister Moons

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.

Thus far we have presented in each blog post, the numbers 1- 10, representing the powers that are the “so below“…the numbers that are related to this 3rd dimensional reality and “all that is green“…

As we begin to discuss the upper numbers (11-20), we begin with the powers that are the “as above“…the numbers that are related to beyond this 3rd dimensional reality and “all that is blue“…

11 = Grandfather Stars and Sister Moons

Stars Sun Moon Water

In the Sweet Medicine SunDance Path, Grandfather Stars and Sister Moons are the enlightenment of collective consciousness and represent the number 11. Eleven is intellect within the light. Eleven gives us memory and recall.

The Elders teach us that Grandfather Stars are all stars that have planets with human life. You mean more than our planet Earth have human life? In the Sweet Medicine SunDance Path, we have been taught that yes, there is human life beyond Grandmother Earth.

Consequently, Sister Moons are all around these planets with human life. Our own moon is called “Waheyton.” She is a sister to Grandmother Earth. She works with Earth to control the cycles, tides and seasons. However, she also dances with the sun. The Elders say the moon is Grandfather Sun’s “second wife.”

According to the Elders in this Twister Hairs cosmology, there are basically four kinds of stars: blue, white, yellow and red. The red stars are the grandfathers, like our planet Earth and sun. If, in its rays of light, the star has the cosmic seed to impregnate a fertile planet, it is a grandfather star or sun. They have planets that bare life revolving around them. The fertile planet is the sun’s mate and the other planets are her sisters.

The influences or effects of the moon as an actual heavenly body are experienced at the number 9. The moon functions as a mediator between the sun and the earth. Therefore, we say the moon also recalls all memory. This kind of memory isn’t a reference to your grocery list! It is genetic body memory of all that has and will be.

The Dance of the Twenty Count: 1- 10 So Below Recap

The Dance of the Twenty Count: 10 Sacred Measure of Intellect

The Dance of the Twenty Count: 9 Design of Chorerography & Energy

The Dance of the Twenty Count: 8 Book of Life

The Dance of the Twenty Count: 7 Symbols of the Dream

The Dance of the Twenty Count: 6 Spiritual Ancestors

The Dance of the Twenty Count: 5 Sacred Humans

The Dance of the Twenty Count: 4 Sacred Animals

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

The Dance of the Twenty Count: 1 -10 So Below Recap

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 our past posts, we’ve taken you through each of the powers to introduce you to qualities, vibrations, and give aways of the numbers 1- 10, representing the powers that are the “so below“…the numbers that are related to this 3rd dimensional reality and “all that is green“…

In our next blog posts, we will begin to discuss the upper numbers (11-20), presenting the powers that are the “as above“…the numbers that are related to beyond this 3rd dimensional reality and “all that is blue“…

For a recap of numbers 1 – 10, click on the links below.

Bison in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Bison in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

The Dance of the Twenty Count: 10 Sacred Measure of Intellect

The Dance of the Twenty Count: 9 Design of Chorerography & Energy

The Dance of the Twenty Count: 8 Book of Life

The Dance of the Twenty Count: 7 Symbols of the Dream

The Dance of the Twenty Count: 6 Spiritual Ancestors

The Dance of the Twenty Count: 5 Sacred Humans

The Dance of the Twenty Count: 4 Sacred Animals

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