In the North, we receive with the mind through clarity and caring. Our mind is an open cup, ready to receive from many viewing points and perspectives. When we are open only to one viewing point, we can get tunnel vision. The more ideas and concepts we can receive with our minds, the greater will be our capacity to see many different perspectives and therefore, gain more clarity. If our minds get cluttered with too many thoughts or stuck in a pattern of thinking, we can pray to the winds to blow away the cobwebs and clear our minds. In addition, we can look to the reflections each World’s north energies to discover other ways of receiving with our minds.
The precious gems are holders-receivers in the North. We put them in our jewelry, in breastplates, in amulets, in talismans, so they will hold what we as humans determine they will. They are molded and hold meaning which they have received from varying cultures and uses. When humans wear gems, they act as a healer by receiving negative energy.
Fruits and Flowers, which are the giver-receivers, sit in the North of the Plant World wheel. They give away their beauty, and their scent, which is air in the North. They also receive. All alchemists know that if you put flowers and fruits in any kind of magickal circle – church, lodge, marriage ceremony, funeral – they receive or absorb any negative energy that might be present. If the atmosphere is impure, flowers and fruits will wither and rot quickly
The four-leggeds, the runners who are double receivers sit in the north of the Animal World wheel. They are in perfect balance within themselves and with everything around them. They know when the weather is going to change or a storm is brewing or a natural catastrophe is about to happen. They receive energy, very often absorbing human emotions. If your pets are in the area where you are doing body work, healing work, crystal work, medicine work, or magickal ceremony, they will soak up every bit of negative energy. Your animals will literally die for you.
We incarnate into the north race with the opportunity to learn to receive like the wind in the North, to develop multiple perceptions, and to use one of the greatest gifts of humanity – an open and imaginative mind.
Check out the Song of the Deer by Thunder Strikes with Jan Orsi if you would like to learn more.