There are Seven Dimensions within this universe through which light becomes life and gives life. The Seven Steps describe how energy moves through life in a constant and continuous cycle. The Seven Dimensions refer to the seven levels of existence and the potential levels of awareness of that existence.
At the fifth level, understanding occurs when there is no limitation between you and the energy. This is contrary to how most people define understanding. They limit the interaction so they can gain “understanding”. If, at the point of determination, you do not have acceptance and tolerance of the action or thing, if you get into judgment or comparison, you will not have a true understanding of it. Instead, limitations are created to maintain the form of what is familiar and known. Understanding presupposes the process of clarification (assembling multiple viewing points), validation (cross-correlations, seeing if it is effective and is assimilated into our body knowing), and integration (Does the knowledge work? Can it be applied anywhere and at any time?).
Book-learning is all well and good, but until we know it in our body as a practice, it does not become knowledge and eventually wisdom.
We have been focused on the 7 Arrows for the last few weeks. Here’s a way you can bring your feeling and experiences of each of the arrows into substance and form.
Buy or find wood dowels, shish kebab skewars, sticks, or whatever material calls to you. The arrows in the picture above are 1/4″ wood dowels cut into 12″ lengths with one end sanded down for the point of the arrow. Paint and decorate one arrow as the embodiment of each dark, light, and rainbow arrow. You can always paint more dark arrows if you actually want to break them each time you consciously pick up a light arrow.
As you do this, think, feel, sense the times you pick up the particular arrow you are working on in the moment. You’ll be surprised at the colors and items you add as the representations of each energy.
The set of arrows here show the 7 Dark Arrows at the top, the 7 Light Arrows in the middle and the 7 Rainbow Arrows at the bottom. It’s also interesting to lay all of the 1st arrows (dark, light, rainbow), 2nd arrows, 3rd arrows and so on next to one another.
We’d love to see pictures and hear about the insights you learned in bringing this teaching to life.
Each single wheel teaches us about an aspect of our world, much like a single ingredient in a recipe provides one flavor. When we start overlaying wheels, the depth of these teachings are revealed in the interconnections we explore. This exploration will move the teachings into body knowing. Accessing our body knowing leads us to felt wisdom.
In the last month, we have learned about the Elements, Seasons and the Directions and their “Give-away”. Take some time to explore these interconnections:
How is the south, the color of red, the season of spring, the element of water, and trust and innocence inter-related?
For the west: Explore the inter-connections of black, winter, the earth, and intuition and introspection.
For the north: white, autumn, air or wind, and wisdom and logic.
For the east: yellow, summer, fire, illumination and enlightenment.
Please feel free to share what you came up with so we may all learn from each other and deepen our own perspectives.