Wherever we have four directions on a wheel, we also have five. So, with the four Worlds is the fifth World: In the center of all Worlds is the World of Spirit, the catalyzer of all energy. All forms of life have “spirit” (manitou): they have life force energy, which we call the catalyst, pulsing through their form.
The ancestor spirits sit in the Center of the worlds, for it is the journey from spirit into substance and substance into spirit that makes transformation and evolution possible. We are the culmination of all the potential of all our ancestors, and we owe them honor and respect. We have the opportunity and the obligation to develop our excellence to actualize the potential of our ancestry and carry the Beauty and power of that legacy on to the next seven generations.
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