In the North, we receive with the mind through clarity and caring. Our mind is an open cup, ready to receive from many viewing points and perspectives. When we are open only to one viewing point, we can get tunnel vision. The more ideas and concepts we can receive with our minds, the greater will be our capacity to see many different perspectives and therefore, gain more clarity.
The four-leggeds, the runners who are double receivers sit in the north of the Animal World wheel. They are in perfect balance within themselves and with everything around them. They know when the weather is going to change or a storm is brewing or a natural catastrophe is about to happen. They receive energy, very often absorbing human emotions. If your pets are in the area where you are doing body work, healing work, crystal work, medicine work, or magickal ceremony, they will soak up every bit of negative energy. Your animals will literally die for you.
Fact about dogs: They possess up to 300 million olfactory receptors in their noses, compared to about six million in us. And the part of a dog’s brain that is devoted to analyzing smells is, proportionally speaking, 40 times greater than ours. That’s a lot more receiving than humans are even capable of.
Check out the Song of the Deer by Thunder Strikes with Jan Orsi if you would like to learn more.