7 Arrows – Body Knowing

16_0318-blank-arrows-set-of-21 Book-learning is all well and good, but until we know it in our body as a practice, it does not become knowledge and eventually wisdom.

We have been focused on the 7 Arrows for the last few weeks. Here’s a way you can bring your feeling and experiences of each of the arrows into substance and form.

Buy or find wood dowels, shish kebab skewars, sticks, or whatever material calls to you.  The arrows in the picture above are 1/4″ wood dowels cut into 12″ lengths with one end sanded down for the point of the arrow.  Paint and decorate one arrow as the embodiment of each dark, light, and rainbow arrow.  You can always paint more dark arrows if you actually want to break them each time you consciously pick up a light arrow.

porsche-completeAs you do this, think, feel, sense the times you pick up the particular arrow you are working on in the moment.  You’ll be surprised at the colors and items you add as the representations of each energy.

The set of arrows here show the 7 Dark Arrows at the top, the 7 Light Arrows in the middle and the 7 Rainbow Arrows at the bottom.  It’s also interesting to lay all of the 1st arrows (dark, light, rainbow), 2nd arrows, 3rd arrows and so on next to one another.

We’d love to see pictures and hear about the insights you learned in bringing this teaching to life.

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