“The world is in a constant conspiracy against the brave. It’s the age-old struggle: the roar of the crowd on the one side, and the voice of your conscience on the other.” General Douglas MacArthur
In Native traditions, Hoop Dancers move to a drum beat, while keeping several hoops in motion all over their body – all at the same time. It’s an amazing sight: even though the hoops look separate, the dancer is connected to each one. As his heartbeat synchronizes with the drum, he picks up one hoop at a time. Each hoop he adds demands more focus, more awareness, and more skill. The hoops have to become a part of him, individually and collectively. If he loses control of one, the dance can probably continue. But if he loses more than one, the dance stops.
The Four Sacred Hoops are a lot like the Hoop Dance: as long as they are whole, we can keep evolving and growing as a species.
Many Mystery Schools (if not all!) speak about the importance of collective evolution – that humans, as individuals and groups, are meant to evolve and grow. This path uses the term “Sacred Hoops” to refer to this process of evolutionary excellence. These hoops bind us together and make it possible for us to grow – individually and collectively, like the hoops in a Hoop Dance – and are the key to peace and freedom for everyone.
The Sacred Hoops also talk about how we are programmed to respond to Life and each other, and so teach us about where in life we “jump through hoops to learn about ourselves and how we relate to Creation.
Because of this, these Hoops contain everything that humanity is, has been, and will be in its evolution, and thus they affect our genetic encoding (the triple helix of our DNA, RNA and ETA – our Evolutionary Transformative Agent, which we’ll get into in later teachings), that which makes us human and, at the same time, unique as individuals. Science has recently shown this to be true: our genetic encoding is altered and affected not only by our environment, but by our choices within that environment as well.
The Sacred Hoops represent the future of our species.
Tune in next week to learn more about the Hoops and what happens when we walk within them.
Learn more about the Sacred Hoops continue next week! If you don’t want to wait, feel free to check out the Course of Study, where they were originally published.
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