Great Work of the Soul

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“For a man to conquer himself is the first and noblest of all victories.”

~ Plato ~

This is the great work of the soul.

Identifying patterns that no longer work is the first step.  Having the courage to change, to step into the unknown, to battle the inner pretense and pretender voices is the act of a Warrior!  Embracing change as a way of being is walking with Benevolent death, the little death that helps us to change, transform, and birth ourselves anew.  Embodying changes the soul is calling us to make moves us to be our Natural Self.

Everything changes except the fact that everything changes.  What are you going to do today, thus moment, to become more of who you truly are?

Winter Solstice (or Summer Solstice down under)

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Soltices and equinoxes sit in the center of the season wheel, catalyzing the cycles of death, life, rebirth, change, and movement.  Grandmother Earth’s internal, introspective movement moves counterclockwise to produce the seasons of fertility and abundance of all forms of all things.  Take a moment to breathe the energy of this solstice deep into every cell of your being, allowing the death of the that which no longer serves you, so that there is room for the seeds of new life to sprout and flower.

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Twenty Count Tuesday – Sacred Movement or Design of Choreography

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We are playing and dancing almost in perfect harmony, but we are a bit off in our rhythm. We know this because we hear the Sound and feel the Percussion. We turn to look at this great Power. We see that it is Pure Energy that is bringing this Song. It is Movement itself. It is the ninth Power that is dancing and flowing with the rhythm of all the other sounds. Catching it, tuning to it, is aligning to the Great Choreography. We see and know that this is Movement.  Change happens here. We begin to perceive that maybe the Song is written here, designed from this place. This Song sings to us from the Northeast section of the Great Orchestra.

Thundering Thursday

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Know the potentiality that change offers.  Use the law of minimal chance to become part of the process of change itself.  Allow yourself, thereby, to be part of the solution and not the problem. ~ SwiftDeer

Twenty Count Tuesday – Grandmother Earth

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Across from Grandfather Sun, in the West, is his mate, the second Power, Grandmother Earth. She sings the Song of Introspection and Intuition and the Chants of the Mysteries of Death, Life, Rebirth and Movement. Hers is the Song of the Beauty of Change.

Did you know that Earth…

  • is the only planet not to be named after a Greek or Roman deity?
  • is the only known planet to support life?
  • has a powerful magnetic field due to its nickel-iron core?
  • is the densest planet in our solar system?
  • Tilts approximately 66 degrees?

Or that

  • 70% of Earth’s surface is covered by water? And only 1% of this water is fresh water found in lakes, rivers and underground?
  • the gravity between the Earth and the Moon cause the tides?
  • Earth’s rotation is gradually slowing, 17 milliseconds per 100 years? (Not to worry… At this rate, it will take 140 million years before our day will increase from 24 hours to 25.)

What does the Earth teach you about Introspection and Intuition?

What is YOUR body knowing of the Earth and how does this energy dance with YOU?

I invite you to share your experience and relationship to this second Power of the Universe.

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Arizona Red Lodge Open House Jan. 5, 2011

Do you experience life as speeding up?  Does that create stress in your life?  Interested in finding ways to create more balance and ease in your life?

Or, perhaps, in ways to break out of old habits which are starting to irritate you, or even to cause problems in your life?  (Maybe you have a hard time saying no even when you want to; maybe you find yourself over-indulging in food or other substances; maybe you have trouble with credit card balances;…)

Or, you might be curious about different perspectives on human-ness, on spirituality, on the nature of the universe and how we fit into it.

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January 5, 2011: Arizona Red Lodge Longhouse Open House

If you are seeking in any of these ways, you might be interested in the Red Lodge Longhouse Program.

The Red Lodge Longhouse Program brings to its students the teachings and ceremonies of the Sweet Medicine SunDance Path, effective tools in a fabulous toolbox for working with your life, your self-growth, your choreography, your spirituality.

The Arizona Red Lodge Longhouse is sponsoring an Open House on January 5, 2011.   The Open House will feature question-and-answer session for those who have questions about the program, as well as a working session in which attendees will get a taste of the program itself.

For more information on the January 5 Arizona Red Lodge Open House, call (888) 391-9033.
Visit the Arizona Red Lodge Longhouse web site for an overview of that program.

Arizona Red Lodge Longhouse begins its 2011 session on January 14, 2011.

To find out more, visit our Red Lodge Longhouse information,  contact a program sponsor in one of our locations, or contact the DTMMS office.