Life is a Choice!

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We have all stubbed our toe at one point or another.  In that moment of pain, we actually have the ability to choose our response.  Sometimes, it is a millisecond of time before the cuss words fly out of our mouths, while we are hopping about, grabbing the toe that hurts.  But, in that millisecond, a choice was made.  What if, in that millisecond, you realized stubbing your toe was a warning about the lack of presence you were holding?  You could apologize to your toe and then thank your Higher Self for the notification to be present in the now.  I know it sounds silly, but stubbing your toe is a whole lot better than breaking your arm, missing the curb and falling flat on your face, or getting in a car wreck.

When something happens, we choose our response. This choice becomes our action and colors our perception of what continues to happen.  We are the Bow. The Quiver of Arrows is our resource circle of choice in self-expression. The Target is ourselves, life and others. What arrows we shoot is determined by our attitude and approach to life.  (S/he shot me a look that dropped me in my tracks is the perfect example of these arrows.) 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). Which one is operating as we reach into our Quiver of Arrows?

The Quiver is formed by our molding, sculpting and armoring. Simply put, this means that our resource circle is only as full and accessible as our life experience and process of self-development have made possible to date.  The Quiver contains three sets of seven Arrows: seven Dark Arrows colored by pain and reaction; seven Light Arrows colored by pleasure and responsibility; seven Rainbow Arrows which are the gifts of transformation and beauty. The latter are magickal arrows in that they are gifts to us from the Universe when we choose from the place of “learning to see”.

Life is a choice: do we choose the dark (as defined by another and caught off balance within our patterns of pain) or do we choose the light (centered within our own circle and aligned with all forms of all things)?  Choosing the Light Arrows breaks the Dark Arrows. Persist in this practice and one day you will discover that the Universe has placed the Rainbow Arrows in your quiver in the place of the Dark Arrows.

#knowledgethatworks #deertribe #arrows #SwiftDeer #choice

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Huaquas – harmony

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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 harmonious:

  • Walking / staying on the path
  • Helpful
  • Helping people with big heavy things
  • Helping old people
  • Helping one another
  • Praying
  • Cheering someone up
  • Cooperation
  • Apologizing
  • Treating people with respect
  • Listening to others
  • Music
  • Peace & quiet
  • Respecting life
  • Telling jokes at the right time
  • Picking up the trash
  • Being kind
  • Meeting new friends
  • Please and thank you
  • Sing / drum together
  • Honesty
  • Throwing away trash
  • Patience
  • Following directions
  • Asking for what you need
  • Notifying teachers when you want to leave

What does your list include??  What little things bring harmony into your soul, life force, chi, so you can catalyze with your sexuality?  What brings peace or calm to your spirit?  What supports open heart-to-heart communication with yourself, life and others?

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 #harmony

Huaquas – hope

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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

Huaquas – Humor

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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