The Children’s Twenty Count describes our world as we live in it, and the powers that influence us here in our attempt to establish interconnection, interreliability and interdependence with all things.
Thus far we have presented in each blog post, the numbers 1- 10, representing the powers that are the “so below“…the numbers that are related to this 3rd dimensional reality and “all that is green“…
As we discuss the upper numbers (11-20), we begin with the powers that are the “as above“…the numbers that are related to beyond this 3rd dimensional reality and “all that is blue“…
14 = Coatl (The Spirit of All Animals)
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Coatl as 14 is the spiritual energy of all the animals and is also known as Earth Father. In the Sweet Medicine SunDance Path, 14 is called Sweet Medicine (another name for animals) and Seven Arrows. 14 is also known as the Son of the Perfect Dream. To the Christians, Coatl is known as the Holy Ghost or Holy Spirit. Remember, it was a dove that came into the crown chakra of Jesus after He was baptized.
Without exception, each of the major religious traditions around the world used their animal totem (the image and symbol of an animal) to denote this presence of the passing of knowledge: the Dove for Jesus, the Eagle for the Native Americans, the Tiger for Buddha, the Crane for Lao Tzu. In our own Sweet Medicine SunDance Path, we take our name from all Sweet Medicine animals. Shamans use Coatl in their shamanic journeys to bring about healing, using the spirit of the animal to heal the spirit of the human.
14 is also our intellectual instincts and our feelings. Most importantly, 14 is the key to being human. It is the teacher of what we call the 5 huaquas of being human: health, hope happiness, harmony and humor and our ability to be here now.
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