Huaquas – hope

paint-958689_1280

For many years, the children (ages 5-12) attending our summer camp were taught about the huaquas.  At the beginning of the 10 days, they were given long necklace cords and each time they experienced a huaqua, they would “earn” a colored bead that corresponded to the direction of that specific huaqua.  Red beads were for happiness, black for health, white for humor, yellow for hope, and purple for harmony.  The key component of this learning was the children, as a group, decided what constituted being happy, healthy, humorous, hopeful, and harmonious.

It is through their eyes that we have the opportunity to learn how simple this can be!

Here is their list of what it means to be hopeful:

  • Helping others
  • When sick people get well
  • Helping mom fold clothes
  • Helping dad
  • Cleaning someone’s dishes
  • Being with family
  • Drinking water
  • Civilization
  • Dancing
  • Praying
  • Friends
  • A good life
  • Children (next generation)
  • Being grateful
  • Food
  • Encouraging others
  • Sharing a gift you hope they like
  • No expectations
  • Meeting new people
  • Helping others
  • Being creative
  • Being alert
  • Changing your attitude
  • New ideas for beads

What does your list include??  What little things bring hope into your spirit so you can determine with passion?  What expands your spirit?  What brings fire into your belly, flow into your creative juices, and quenches the thirst for knowledge and pleasure?

To live a life in alignment with the powers of the directions, we must learn to

  • give with our emotions with tenderness
  • hold and transform with our bodies with intimacy
  • receive with our minds with caring
  • determine with our spirit with passion and lust, and
  • catalyze with our life force energy with open heart-to-heart communication

This is the definition of balanced choreography.  In achieving this balance, we become sacred humans, and receive the gifts of the huaquas: happiness, health, humor, hope, and harmony.

#knowledgethatworks #deertribe #huaquas #SwiftDeer #hope

Advertisements

Huaquas – Humor

lion-3012515_1280

For many years, the children (ages 5-12) attending our summer camp were taught about the huaquas.  At the beginning of the 10 days, they were given long necklace cords and each time they experienced a huaqua, they would “earn” a colored bead that corresponded to the direction of that specific huaqua.  Red beads were for happiness, black for health, white for humor, yellow for hope, and purple for harmony.  The key component of this learning was the children, as a group, decided what constituted being happy, healthy, humorous, hopeful, and harmonious.

It is through their eyes that we have the opportunity to learn how simple this can be!

Here is their list of what it means to be in humor:

  • Telling the truth
  • Making faces
  • Making people
  • Laughing
  • Telling stories
  • Telling a joke
  • Tickling
  • Laughing at yourself
  • Just laughing
  • Good spirited
  • Funny walk
  • Funny skits
  • Being a graceful loser

What does your list include??  What little things bring humor into your mind so you can receive with caring?  What opens your mind to see different point of view?  Have you ever had a moment of clarity where all you could do is laugh at yourself?

To live a life in alignment with the powers of the directions, we must learn to

  • give with our emotions with tenderness
  • hold and transform with our bodies with intimacy
  • receive with our minds with caring
  • determine with our spirit with passion and lust, and
  • catalyze with our life force energy with open heart-to-heart communication

This is the definition of balanced choreography.  In achieving this balance, we become sacred humans, and receive the gifts of the huaquas: happiness, health, humor, hope, and harmony.

#knowledgethatworks #deertribe #huaquas #SwiftDeer #humor

Huaquas – health

girl-2252145_1280

For many years, the children (ages 5-12) attending our summer camp were taught about the huaquas.  At the beginning of the 10 days, they were given long necklace cords and each time they experienced a huaqua, they would “earn” a colored bead that corresponded to the direction of that specific huaqua.  Red beads were for happiness, black for health, white for humor, yellow for hope, and purple for harmony.  The key component of this learning was the children, as a group, decided what constituted being happy, healthy, humorous, hopeful, and harmonious.

It is through their eyes that we have the opportunity to learn how simple this can be!  Just know that camp is located in the high desert of Arizona where there are rattle snakes, cactus, and extreme sun and wind.

Here is their list of what it means to be happy:

  • Drinking water
  • Sleeping well
  • Eating healthy
  • Wearing hat
  • Clean bandages
  • Sunscreen
  • Brushing teeth
  • Brushing hair
  • Shower / bath
  • Wearing proper shoes
  • Being sage (yes, a child actually added this to the list)
  • Water bottle
  • Eating vitamins
  • Chapstick
  • Bringing safety kit
  • Tidying our space
  • Going to bed when asked
  • Staying on the path

To live a life in alignment with the powers of the directions, we must learn to

  • give with our emotions with tenderness
  • hold and transform with our bodies with intimacy
  • receive with our minds with caring
  • determine with our spirit with passion and lust, and
  • catalyze with our life force energy with open heart-to-heart communication

This is the definition of balanced choreography.  In achieving this balance, we become sacred humans, and receive the gifts of the huaquas: happiness, health, humor, hope, and harmony.

What does your list include??  What little things bring health into your body and keep your physical strong so you can hold and transform with intimacy?

#knowledgethatworks #deertribe #huaquas #SwiftDeer #health

Huaquas – happiness

drop-of-water_1280

To live a life in alignment with the powers of the directions, we must learn to

  • give with our emotions with tenderness
  • hold and transform with our bodies with intimacy
  • receive with our minds with caring
  • determine with our spirit with passion and lust, and
  • catalyze with our life force energy with open heart-to-heart communication

This is the definition of balanced choreography.  In achieving this balance, we become sacred humans, and receive the gifts of the huaquas: happiness, health, humor, hope, and harmony.

For many years, the children (ages 5-12) attending our summer camp were taught about the huaquas.  At the beginning of the 10 days, they were given long necklace cords and each time they experienced a huaqua, they would “earn” a colored bead that corresponded to the direction of that specific huaqua.  Red beads were for happiness, black for health, white for humor, yellow for hope, and purple for harmony.  The key component of this learning was the children, as a group, decided what constituted being happy, healthy, humorous, hopeful, and harmonious.

It is through their eyes that we have the opportunity to learn how simple this can be!

Here is their list of what it means to be happy:

  • Love
  • Food
  • Singing
  • Painting, drawing
  • Playing
  • Hiking, mountain climbing
  • Being at camp
  • Reading
  • Acting
  • Swimming
  • Seeing animals
  • Laughing at yourself
  • Airplane ride
  • Taking a nap
  • Playing card games
  • Playing together
  • Doing artwork
  • Success
  • Washing someone’s dishes
  • Drumming
  • Being kind
  • Teamwork
  • Hugs & kisses
  • Telling someone you love them

What does your list include??  What little things bring happiness into your heart and keep your emotions flowing so you can give with tenderness?

#knowledgethatworks #deertribe #huaquas #SwiftDeer #happiness

Gifts for being truly human

Human-metis

Métis rainbow humans, who sit in the center of the Human world wheel, realize that no matter what color the skin, no matter what race or cultural heritage, we all have red blood, black pupils in our eyes, white bones, and yellow marrow in our bones. They teach us the ways of the Five Huaquas, the gifts of being truly human: happiness, health, humor, hope, and harmony.

In order for us as humans to achieve these qualities of human-ness, we must:

  • GIVE WITH TENDERNESS having as our intent to gather together in our heart space
  • HOLD & TRANSFORM WITH INTIMACY by caring for one another in our physical bodies
  • RECEIVE WITH CARING by teaching one another within respect and honor
  • DETERMINE WITH PASSION AND LUST by sharing with one another our fire, our inspiration
  • CATALYZE WITH OPEN HEART-TO-HEART COMMUNICATION by being intimate with one another

 

Join as we explore what the five huquas look like from the perspective of children. Keeping it simple and real!

#knowledgethatworks #deertribe #huqua #SwiftDeer

Hear the Lightning, See the Thunder

lightning_1280

There is a Flash of Lightning and a Clap of Thunder! In an instant that becomes infinity, you are imploded into the Sound of Lightning and exploded into the Light of the Thunder! You soar through the Gateway of Infinity, flow through time, space and dimension and awaken as you fall into the West of the Center of the Circle. You have met the twentieth Power, the Great Mystery, the Great Spirit and you, we, all things have now become One with the Everything!

 

What is YOUR body knowing of GREAT SPIRIT and how do you dance with YOU?

We invite you to share your experience and relationship to this twentieth Power of the Universe.

#knowledgethatworks #deertribe #twentycount #SwiftDeer

Higher Self, one who sees

bodhisatva_1280

We are both “she/he who will not see” (our Shideh or lower Self) and “she/he who is learning or has learned to see” (Hokkshideh or Higher Self).

The nineteenth Power includes the Great Hokkshideh-heys, all balanced and harmonious souls, cosmic teachers, and our Hokkshideh, our own Higher Self.  The Hokkshideh-hey are also the great Buddha, universal teachers, and the Bodhisattvas.  This power also includes the Breath of Life; our perfectly balanced male and female energy; and the triangle of Soul, our inner atom of genetic encoding (DNA, RNA, ETA).

In the Cosmic Orchestra, the Hokkshideh-hey and Hokkshideh sing the Cosmic Chant, the Chant of Total Balance and Harmony of All Things within the Everything. As they sing, they point to the Northeast where you see a Light that Speaks with the voice of Thunder.

 

What is YOUR body knowing of your Higher Self and how do you dance with YOU?

We invite you to share your experience and relationship to this nineteenth Power of the Universe.

#knowledgethatworks #deertribe #twentycount #SwiftDeer

Keepers of the Books of Life

dublin-2344423_1280

Imagine that this was the Akashic Records library and each one of these books this particular section was a record of one of your lives!

Imagine the wisdom, the challenges faced, and the successes garnered!  Lives where you were a man, others where you were a woman.  Lives as red, black, white, yellow and mixed blood humans.  Lives where you died young, others where you lived to be over 100.  You get the idea…  Every story possible could be written in these books in YOUR library.

The Sacred Chuluamahdah-hey, the eighteenth Power of the Universe, are the Karma Lords and Dharma Masters who are the Keepers of our Books of Life of all lifetimes that are kept within our Akashic Records.  As the Keepers of the Keys of the Books of Life of all Humans within the Everything, they sing the Song called the Great Magick Chant. Their most sacred Chant is the Children’s Fire Chant. It sings the Song reminding us that Nothing Must be Done to Hurt the Children. They sing gently to us that within all humans is a child. They sing the Become as a Child Song and the Honor the Child Within Song.

 

What is YOUR body knowing of the Keepers of the Books of Life and how do they dance with YOU?

We invite you to share your experience and relationship to this eighteenth Power of the Universe.

#knowledgethatworks #deertribe #twentycount #SwiftDeer

Dream Weavers, Dream Teachers

Chief of the Kachina Dance 1901
“Chief of the Kachina Dance, at the Moki (clif dwelling) Village of Sichomovi, Arizona”, 1901, Underwood and Underwood, https://www.loc.gov/item/2005675920/

Kachinas are the 17th power of the Twenty Count and sit in the Southwest of the Sacred Medicne Wheel of life with the Sacred Dream, the 7th Power.  Kachinas are spirits of things in our waking and asleep dream world.

They play the sound of All the Ways Will Gather Together within the Rainbow Circle Dance. You must Dream this Way, they sing. You must awaken with the Song of the seventeenth Power of the Southwest. Hear the Great Kachina Powers. They are the Dream Teachers! They are chanting the Dance Your Dream Awake Chant, the Blessed Beauty Way Chant, The Sacred Medicine Pipe Chant and the Sacred SunDance Way Chant. Their chants are as infinite and as many as the stars within the great sky. All of these are the Sacred Chants of Great Power.  They point the way to the dream of the eighteenth Power of the Northwest.

A kachina can be the spirit of anything in the natural world or cosmos, from an element or location, a revered ancestor, or a natural phenomenon. Some of the more familiar kachinas are the Sun, the Crow, the Eagle, or the Koshari clown kachina.

According to Barton Wright and Evelyn Roat, in their 1965 book, This is a Hopi Kachina, kachinas are “…not worshipped, each is viewed as a powerful being who, if given veneration and respect, can use his particular power for human good, bringing rainfall, healing, fertility, or protection, for example.”

Barton Wright, in his 2008 book, Hopi Kachinas: A Life Force, observed that “The central theme of the kachina [religion] is the presence of life in all objects that fill the universe. Everything has an essence or a life force, and humans must interact with these or fail to survive.”

The Angels and Archangels are also included in this group of beings who sit in the Southwest of the wheel.

angel_1280

Whether you develop relationships with the kachina or the angels, both communicate to us through symbols and sigils, or metaphoric language.  They assist us in opening our closed symbols to gain a different perspective.  If you have places in your life where you say, ‘I would never do ____’ or ‘I always do ______ one way’, you are expending a lot of life force energy in holding onto this one fixed point of view.  Call on one of the kachinas, angels, or archangels to help you see from a different perspective so you have the opportunity to dream a bigger dream!

What is YOUR body knowing of the Dream Weavers and how do they dance with YOU?

We invite you to share your experience and relationship to this seventeenth Power of the Universe.

#knowledgethatworks #deertribe #twentycount #SwiftDeer

 

 

Enlightened Earthly Masters

virgin-mary_1280

We can play all the Songs now since we know all the Music and can Dance all the Dances.  “Go Beyond,” they sing, “Go Beyond all that appears to be.” This you can do by moving within the Song of the Southeast, the Song of the sixteenth Power. These are the Enlightened Souls and they sing a Song and carry a Light that is a Great Rainbow. They sing the Chant called the Chant of the Many Paths. They sing the Chant called the One to the Many and the Many to the One Chant. Their song is a powerful song. It says within its words, “You, little brother, little sister, are the Way, the Light and the Truth. Look within yourself and find the Light. Know that Truth can be found from anywhere on the Wheel and that the only Way is any Way that leads to the Center of the Wheel.” They begin to teach us how to find our Way. They sing the Chant called the Way of Honoring your Brothers and Sisters.

What is YOUR body knowing of the Enlightened Earthly Masters and how do they dance with YOU?

We invite you to share your experience and relationship to this sixteenth Power of the Universe.

#knowledgethatworks #deertribe #twentycount #SwiftDeer