Choices of Energetic Response: Opposition

energetic-opposition

Opposition energy sits in the Southwest. This is the most misunderstood energy on the wheel. Most people think of opposition as something which is placed opposite or against something else. As an energy choice, though, opposition means working with open versus closed energy. Negative opposition is when there is an illusionary distance placed between you and your goal that stops you from getting to the heart of the matter. You give your power away. (An undertone of this energy is trying to prove your worth.) Positive opposition seeks to bridge a paradox.

Look at it this way: opposition is two parts of the whole of something. Both sides are needed to complete the picture. A man comes home from work and after dinner wants to make love with his wife, but she wants to tell him about her day. They have chosen opposition energy. If they can see that both hold parts of the whole picture, bridge the gap and begin their love making with a talk about the day, they have moved into positive opposition. If a bridge is not found, the result is paradox without a solution.

When we truly understand the nature of opposition, we can gain solution by bridging the paradox without judgments. We take action to find the bridge between the paradox, rather than watching or waiting for something to happen. The positive expression of opposition is doing what we do because it’s the best we know how to do. In the words of Jeff Cooper, creator of American Pistol Institute, “Do you know what to do? Are you capable of doing it? Take care of business.” When faced with opposition energy and wanting to be in the light, first focus your intent, decide what to do, then take responsibility. The Great Spirit has a grand design (or a great sense of humor). Try to see the greater picture.

Choices of Energetic Response: Competition

energetic-competition

Competition sits in the Southeast. Innate within competition is motivation. It is competition that motivates us to strive for excellence. A common first level understanding of competition is that you are in the light when you compete with yourself. When you compete against others, you are in the dark. However, you can engage in both of these in the light or in the dark. To see how, let’s deepen this teaching.

When you choose the energy of competition with yourself, you may be working with win-lose energy, which can carry dark energy. For example, if you are competing against yourself and you get into perfectionism, have a fear of success or failure, or you lack self-acceptance, you become your own worst enemy. However, if you are stretching for your own inner excellence and using competition energy to make the next jumps, you are working with this energy in the light. Therefore, it becomes a win-win.

A clue to help you discern whether you are in the dark or light is in your response to the question: “How well can I take a compliment without an excuse, an appearance of humility or denial?” The degree to which you can simply let the compliment in is the degree to which you are in competition for your own inner excellence. When you deny a compliment, you are in negative competition with self. To change negative competition, accept how well you did something, and acknowledge that next time you can and will do better. Each time you do the best possible, know it can only get easier.

When you are in negative competition against others, you want to win at all cost, putting others down in order to show how great you are. Your intent is to beat another. If you are in positive competition with another, it is a win-win situation. Remember, you can’t win without a worthy opponent. Therefore, compete as friends. SwiftDeer says choose excellence if you want the test of a worthy opponent.

Your intent is very important. There are times when using what looks like “negative” competition is really positive. For example, if you are in street combat or a life/death situation, don’t try to teach love/light competition energy. Go against your foe and use your competitive edge to save your life.

Choices of Energetic Response

Energetic response

No matter which Orende Law of Attraction we experience (repulsion, adhesion, cohesion, or change), we have four choices of energetic response: competition, opposition, conflict, or alignment. This is how we work with the energy that is present. They sit in the non-cardinals on the wheel. These choices of energy can be dealt with in the dark or in the light. Our attitude toward these choices makes the difference in the quality of their expression.

Orende Laws of Movement and Change

orende-change

The Orende Laws of Attraction are the qualities of energy and whether it attracts or repels. The factor that has the greatest bearing on each law is whether or not we, as humans, know the law and use it to come into alignment with the energy that is present.

The West of the wheel is called change. This energy law states very simply that change is inevitable. Change will happen! You can resist it, ignore it, or flow with it, but you cannot stop it. Change creates the chaos necessary for people and things to evolve into greater forms.

Orende Laws of Attraction: Cohesion

orende-cohesion

The Orende Laws of Attraction are the qualities of energy and whether it attracts or repels. The factor that has the greatest bearing on each law is whether or not we, as humans, know the law and use it to come into alignment with the energy that is present.

The East of the wheel is called cohesion. The dictionary says cohesion is “a molecular attraction by which the particles of a body are united.” Within relationships we speak of cohesion as a deep commitment with open-hearted communication. When two people have an energy difference of (+) or (-) 1, they are in the energy law of cohesion: that is, they will come together and stay together until a change in the orende level occurs.

Orende Laws of Attraction: Adhesion

orende-adhesion

The Orende Laws of Attraction are the qualities of energy and whether it attracts or repels. The factor that has the greatest bearing on each law is whether or not we, as humans, know the law and use it to come into alignment with the energy that is present.

Next, we look at the North of the wheel called adhesion. The dictionary says adhesion is “the molecular attraction between the surfaces of bodies in contact.” We say that adhesion is kinship. It is when two people have something in common and come together for a predetermined length of time. When people have an energy difference of (+) or (-) 2, they are in the energy law of adhesion.

Orende Laws of Attraction: Repulsion

cockroach-70295_1280

The Orende Laws of Attraction are the qualities of energy and whether it attracts or repels. The factor that has the greatest bearing on each law is whether or not we, as humans, know the law and use it to come into alignment with the energy that is present.

Let’s start in the South with the orende law of repulsion. Have you ever had the experience of meeting a person for whom you had an instant dislike? You didn’t have a history with them nor any reason to dislike them. However, there is something about them which made you feel very uncomfortable. You just wanted to get away. Or have you been in relationship with someone you love, you began to grow and change, and all of a sudden you were uncomfortable in their presence? You just wanted to get away, yet you still loved them. If so, you have experienced the orende law of repulsion.

The dictionary says repulsion is the “feeling of aversion, i.e., a feeling of repugnance for something with a desire to avoid it.” We say repulsion means you feel a discomfort from which you want to get away.  The energetic cause is an overall energy (orende) difference between the two individuals greater than 2.

A note of caution here: When we first learn about the orende laws, it is easy to fall into a self-importance trap. We make excuses for an obvious lack within the relationship by saying, “Well, I have a higher orende than my partner,” when really what is called for is learning how to communicate with each other or taking responsibility for your needs, wants and desires.

Tonal Orende: Sexual

orende-sexual

The measure and duration of our life force energy as it manifests in this 3rd dimensional, substance reality is defined as Tonal orende.  In humans, tonal orende is calculated based on five different aspects: emotional, physical, mental, spiritual, and sexual.

To get an idea of the meaning of tonal orende in practice, consider these reflections:  How often do you make love per day? Here, the more you make love, the higher the sexual orende.

Tonal Orende: Spiritual

orende-spiritual

The measure and duration of our life force energy as it manifests in this 3rd dimensional, substance reality is defined as Tonal orende.  In humans, tonal orende is calculated based on five different aspects: emotional, physical, mental, spiritual, and sexual.

To get an idea of the meaning of tonal orende in practice, consider these reflections:
What, when, why, where, and how often do you need to express your artisticness, originality, and creativity? How often do you need to do ceremony, meditate, do breathing exercises, or engage in alchemy? The key is to look at the degree of happiness you experienced the day before. A high spiritual orende will trigger happiness.

Tonal Orende: Physical

orende-physical

The measure and duration of our life force energy as it manifests in this 3rd dimensional, substance reality is defined as Tonal orende.  In humans, tonal orende is calculated based on five different aspects: emotional, physical, mental, spiritual, and sexual.

To get an idea of the meaning of tonal orende in practice, consider these reflections:
How much sleep and food do you need per day? Here the more you need, the lower your physical orende.