The Dance of the Twenty Count: 9 Design of Choreography & Energy

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.

As we begin to discuss the lower numbers, we begin with the powers that are the “so below“…the numbers that are related to this 3rd dimensional reality and “all that is green“…

9 = Design of Choreography & Energy

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At nine, you have energy in motion as well as chaos. Now, the question becomes what are you going to do with energy that is in motion AND perhaps chaotic? How do you design and choreograph it?  Nine shows us  how to design and choreograph our  energy to be in alignment with the Great Spirit’s design and choreography of energy by learning how to ride the wave of chaos.

It teaches us how to have “maximum efficiency with minimum effort.” Simply put, how to get a lot done with the least amount of effort and energy on your part.

Within the chaotic wave, energy movement is always in absolute balance of male/female energies. If we come into alignment with sacred law in this way, we are, in a sense, cosmic surfers. After you catch the chaotic wave, the key is to stay on it until it ends! This requires us to align with change and movement, and to be relaxed while maintaining our focus.

Nine also has to do with setting priorities, making decisions and choices in your life. Priorities are the major ways in which you choreograph your life energy. They are born out of what gives you meaning in life and what your visions are. They become the major focus of your attention. In other words, what is important to you is what you give major amounts of energy to.

Decisions are the substance the priorities are made of. They swing the energy over to give credence to your priorities. Choices are the smaller energy dances you do around something. The secret to proper choreography of energy is first of all make sure that the thing you give most of your energy to is what you want in life and gives your life meaning.

Next, make sure the decisions you make support that priority, and the smaller choices support the decisions. Then just relax and let life happen. If you find that you are constantly making decisions or choices which do not support your priority, then you must go back and re-evaluate what you claim as a priority.

For example, if you have as a priority to earn your black belt in martial arts, you can’t sit in front of the tv when it’s time to work out. You must make the decision to commit yourself to working out. Once you’re at the dojo, you must make the little choices to pay attention in class and not watch the clock. You have to choose to have an attitude that you will try to do everything I am asked.

If your decisions and choices are in alignment every step of the way, you will indeed get your belt and will succeed in making your #1 priority your manifested reality.

The Dance of the Twenty Count: 8 Book of Life

The Dance of the Twenty Count: 7 Symbols of the Dream

The Dance of the Twenty Count: 6 Spiritual Ancestors

The Dance of the Twenty Count: 5 Sacred Humans

The Dance of the Twenty Count: 4 Sacred Animals

The Dance of the Twenty Count: 3 Sacred Plants

The Dance of the Twenty Count: 2 Grandmother Earth

The Dance of the Twenty Count: 1 Grandfather Sun

The Dance of the Twenty Count: An Intro

The Dance of the Twenty Count: 4 Sacred Animals

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.

As we begin to discuss the lower numbers, we begin with the powers that are the “so below“…the numbers that are related to this 3rd dimensional reality and “all that is green“…

4 = Sacred Animals

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Sacred Animals refer to the actual physical animals on the planet. They include the swimmers in the waters, the creeper crawlies (those that crawl with their bellies) upon Grandmother Earth, the four leggeds, and the winged ones (those who fly).

The animals are the receivers, the implosive second born children of Grandmother Earth. The interesting thing about animals is that they never need to go to therapy to figure out who they are. You don’t see cats trying to be elephants.

They, therefore, walk like a cat, act like a cat, and meow like a cat. This is one of the animals’ greatest teachings for us humans, be who we are! The animals walk in balance and teach us how to find balance and harmony within ourselves and align with all things with an open heart.

The Dance of the Twenty Count: 3 Sacred Plants

The Dance of the Twenty Count: 2 Grandmother Earth

The Dance of the Twenty Count: 1 Grandfather Sun

The Dance of the Twenty Count: An Intro

Do Trees Communicate?

Trees have long been a symbol of “life” in a variety of traditions through the ages. You may have observed how its limbs, branches, leaves kiss the sky and grow each year reaching upward toward the sky (“the as above“) while its roots are well entrenched in Grandmother Earth (“the so below“) to feed and nourish its own ecosystem, while providing oxygen and substance for the ecosystem surrounding it. But did you also know that trees have a unique way of communicating with the worlds of Grandmother Earth  including us?

Take a look at this video discussing how science currently sees that trees can and do communicate.

“The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see nature all ridicule and deformity… and some scarce see nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself.” – William Blake

The Twenty Count: What Do You Have To Give?

The Elders say the Twenty Count brought into existence the energy motion vibration of all forms of all things. All things have a vibratory energy, an essence, a form. We say that is its giveaway… its heart, its beauty, its medicine. There is no such thing as nothingness. The energy in motion of one thing is interconnected with and directly influences and is felt by every other thing.

Within the Sweet Medicine SunDance Path, the Twenty Counts have only one task: to give away their power to us as an act of empowerment.

You may ask, “What do I have to give back?” How can I possibly (for example) empower the sun?

The answer to this question is RESPECT.

You must keep a proper attitude and express your appreciation for its gift. Without the sun there would be no life. Stop complaining about how hot it is. Stop referring to a cloudy day as a bad day. All faces of the sun are a mirror reflection for us.

It is in this way we learn to come into balance and alignment with the powers of the universe. It is in this way, we step into co-empowerment with all of creation.

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Center Examples of Imbalanced Choreography of Energy

Do you recognize what happens when we are out of balance with our sexual life force energy?

In the Sweet Medicine SunDance path, the Balanced Choreography of Energy is a wheel and movement around the circle of directions that help remind us what we naturally need to do be in balance and harmony with all aspects of ourselves.

We’ve shared past posts about what it means to be in balance each of the five directions around a wheel.

If we could master this balanced choreography: giving with the emotions, holding with the physical body, receiving with the mind, determining with spirit and catalyzing with open, heart-to-heart sexual communication, we would be walking around this planet in balance and harmony with all things.

But as we all know, imbalance often occurs. Fatigue and pain are created when these directions and energetic expressions are interchanged.

Sexual life force energy sits in the center of the wheel and is called chi/ki/prana in other traditions. As human beings, we often equate sexual life force energy with the act of sex itself, but it is, in fact, the creative, life-giving essence and energy that runs through all living beings in our universe.

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Let’s look at some common examples of imbalance with the center and sexual life force energy.

When people give with their sexual life force energy instead of catalyze, they give everything of his/her essence and, hence, rapidly deplete oneself. Therefore, a sudden life force loss is experienced in absence of another dysfunctional issue. Think of a gas tank that suddenly has a hole in it. One small hole can cause all the gas that otherwise would have catalyzed the engine to be partially or completely on the ground instead of the engine.

When people hold and transform with their sexual life force energy, the tendency is to go to sex as escape and fixation. Hence, sex addictions appear as dysfunctional patterns.

When people receive with their sexual life force energy, boundaries are lost and/or non-existent. There is a loss of personal identity and not being awake and conscious to one’s own energy. Codependence is often experienced as a result.

When people determine with their sexual life force energy, they lose touch with reality, and what is within sacred law. This can manifest subtly as illusion or as complete delusional thinking and behavior. The extreme of this are psychopaths, manipulators and engaging in criminal activity in order to force their own will.

Can you identify times when you are in imbalanced choreography with your sexual life force energy?

To review what is properly balanced choreography of energy, click below.

Balanced Choreography of Energy Wheel Recap

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East Examples of Imbalanced Choreography of Energy

Do you know what happens when you’re out of balance with spirit?

In the Sweet Medicine SunDance path, the Balanced Choreography of Energy is a wheel and movement around the circle of directions that help remind us what we naturally need to do be in balance and harmony with all aspects of ourselves.

We’ve shared past posts about what it means to be in balance each of the five directions around a wheel.

If we could master this balanced choreography: giving with the emotions, holding with the physical body, receiving with the mind, determining with spirit and catalyzing with open, heart-to-heart sexual communication, we would be walking around this planet in balance and harmony with all things.

But as we all know, imbalance often occurs. Fatigue and pain are created when these directions and energetic expressions are interchanged.

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Let’s look at some examples of imbalanced choreography of energy in the East with spirit.

When a person gives with spirit, they become asleep to reality as it is. Their illusion may be that “all is beautiful” despite what reality is saying about the situation. They are giving with this illusion of spirit and lack the foresight, backbone and physical development to deal with the reality of the world as it is.

If a person is holding with their spirit, they get caught in no hope. They cannot let their spirit fly free to give the vision necessary for hope springs eternal.

If a person is receiving with their spirit, there is no actualization. You take in the vision, but you don’t do anything with it. This can be seen in the recluse or hermit who has no vision or purpose.

If you catalyze with the spirit, you spin your cosmic wheels and create burnout. Some of our greatest imbalance and pain is created here by our family, peers, and religious teachers whom we mind to try to please. They attempt to minimize or shut down our sexual life force energy.

Can you identify times when you are in imbalanced choreography with spirit?

To review what is properly balanced choreography of energy, click below.

Balanced Choreography of Energy Wheel Recap

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North Examples of Imbalanced Choreography of Energy

How does improper choreography of the mind create imbalance?

In the Sweet Medicine SunDance path, the Balanced Choreography of Energy is a wheel and movement around the circle of directions that help remind us what we naturally need to do be in balance and harmony with all aspects of ourselves.

We’ve shared past posts about what it means to be in balance each of the five directions around a wheel.

If we could master this balanced choreography: giving with the emotions, holding with the physical body, receiving with the mind, determining with spirit and catalyzing with open, heart-to-heart sexual communication, we would be walking around this planet in balance and harmony with all things.

But as we all know, imbalance often occurs. Fatigue and pain are created when these directions and energetic expressions are interchanged.

Let’s look at some common examples of imbalance with the mind.

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If you hold with the mind, and you get stuck in belief systems and one point of view, you develop tunnel vision often causing a person to be judgmental and prejudiced.

If you give with the mind, you have no grasp of how reality really is. Instead, you are constantly dealing with the way it “should be or ought to be.” Instead of receiving the data that would give you valid reality, you create illusions in your head and regard those out as “truth.” If you give with your mind, it produces victim syndrome…one who is oblivious to the reality in your environment.

Determining with the mind often leads to depression because that person is always despairing and disappointed that things are never as they should be.

A person who catalyzes with the mind becomes a lord or queen tyrant…in other words a dictator. This is often in combination with determining with emotions. This person, when taken to extremes, will say “THIS is the way it is … you will obey or else.” The result can produce an overly-regimented discipline with the physical body, such as the fitness fanatic who sees the perfect body and regime as the end all, be all.

Can you identify times when you are in imbalanced choreography with your mind?

To review what is properly balanced choreography of energy, click below.

Balanced Choreography of Energy Wheel Recap

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South Examples of Imbalanced Choreography of Energy

In the Sweet Medicine SunDance path, the Balanced Choreography of Energy is a wheel and movement around the circle of directions that help remind us what we naturally need to do be in balance and harmony with all aspects of ourselves.

We’ve shared past posts about what it means to be in balance each of the five directions around a wheel.

If we could master this balanced choreography: giving with the emotions, holding with the physical body, receiving with the mind, determining with spirit and catalyzing with open, heart-to-heart sexual communication, we would be walking around this planet in balance and harmony with all things.

But as we all know, imbalance often occurs. Fatigue and pain are created when these directions and energetic expressions are interchanged.

Let’s look at some common examples of imbalance.

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Emotional imbalance may take the following forms…

If you hold with your emotions, you are always at the effect of your emotions. Your emotions begin to wall or dam up, so that when someone speaks to you in the “wrong way” you take it personally, whether they meant it or not. This imbalance is caused by not giving with the emotions.

A person who is receiving with the emotions will have a tendency to create imbalances such as obesity, addictions around food and water, alcoholism, cardiovascular problems, etc. Another example of receiving with the emotions is being an energy vampire. You pull energy from others to yourself, demanding the other “make it right” or “better.”

What if you are determining with your emotions? Here you become the brat or tyrant. You demand attention to your emotionalism…you “get even.” You may even make decisions and set priorities out of your emotional reactions as opposed to taking action as pure motion, based on your spiritual determination.

If you catalyze with your emotions, you can develop a fanatical personality. This energy and balance can also create suicidal tendencies. When the emotions are doing anything but giving, pain and fatigue are the result, eventually causing disease and illness in the body. This is true all the way around the wheel with any imbalance of choreography.

Can you identify times when you are in imbalanced choreography with your emotions?

To review what is properly balanced choreography of energy, click below.

Balanced Choreography of Energy Wheel Recap