In the Center, we catalyze with our sexual soul force through open heart to heart communication. Our open hearted sexual communication is what gives us our identity as a human being. This comes through our soul, our life force energy.
The Sacred Teacher Plants are the catalysts and transformers, siting in the Center of the Plant wheel. They are called the hallucinogenics. Hallu means “sacred,” and genic means “ancestor” or “spirit.” So, they are the sacred spirit teachers. Hallucination means the “sacred gathering of energy, so a hallucination is a sacred gathering of images that teach. They help us to experience altered states of consciousness and to open to other realities. However, this is only so when a teacher plant is gathered, prepared, and consumed in a sacred ceremonial manner.
Check out the Song of the Deer by Thunder Strikes with Jan Orsi if you would like to learn more.
We all know the four seasons and how they affect our life-style: spring, summer, fall and winter. They too have a place on the wheel.
Spring, which sings to us about the rejuvenation of the water as it flows in the streams and reawakens life out of its winter dream, sits in the South. Thus, we know that spring teaches us about fluidity. (Ask any allergy post nasal drip survivor about this!)
Summer sings to us about the fire and its heat, its full out expansion of life’s vibrancy and joy. Therefore, it sits in the East.
The fall sings with the wind that tosses us about to test our flexibility and willingness to surrender to change as the seeds ride on the wind to their new destination. Fall sits in the North.
And the winter sings with the earth as it calls us into itself, for a time of introspection and death. Even the movement of sap in the trees begins to slow down. Winter sits in the West.
Remember we said there are always a minimum of five places on a wheel. Solstices and Equinoxes sit in the Center. These are the power times for the seasons and act as a catalyst and communicator between the seasonal changes.