Reflections: Void Element

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The fifth element, the void, is not one we are as familiar with for it cannot be handled in the same way as the other four elements.  The void is invisible to the normal or naked eye.  It appears to simply be empty space.  Yet, this emptiness contains the mystery of life, the forces of creation, the magnetism of spirit. Look into this mystery and feel its pull.

Choose a cloud-free night when the moon is dark.
Take a blanket and all you need to be comfortable.
Lie down on your back.
Place your hands on your belly, thumbs just above your navel,
Fingers spanning the area below the navel.
Become soft within.
Gaze up at the night sky – into the dark spaces between the stars.
Simultaneously, feel the empty, dark space under your hands.
Know them as one space.
Both inner and outer carrying the great void.
When you are there, ask yourself this question:
“What is asking to be birthed through me?”

 

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Five Reflections: Five Elements

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Let us begin with the five elements of nature – water, wind, earth, fire, and the void.  These are simple building blocks of creation.  When all else fails, we return again to the simple basics.  When we find no entry point into the experience life places on our doorstep, these five elements give us at least five entry points.

We can go to the water and let it cleanse us and open our heart.

We can go to the wind to clear our head, to release the mindless chatter and to find new perspective.

The earth is our home.  But, how frequently are we aware of the earth beneath our feet?  Since we go to the store or restaurant rather than tilling the earth with our own hands to produce our food, we forget and disconnect.

Fire is an entirely different matter.  Fire burns until all fuel is devoured.  It is worthy of our respect and health fear.  Fire irresistibly beckons us and we are drawn like moths to a flame.  Paradoxically, it calls us to go within to find our vision and inner passion.

The fifth element, the void, is not one we are as familiar with for it cannot be handled in the same way as the other four elements.  Because of this, some would say that it does not exist.  “It’s nothing,” they say.  Yet, it is out of this “nothing” that “everything” is created.

It is true that the void is invisible to the normal or naked eye.  It appears to simply be empty space.  Yet, this emptiness contains the mystery of life, the forces of creation, the magnetism of spirit.  Religions formulate entire belief systems to explain it, scientists do endless experiments to understand it, and seekers quest for visions to make the unknown known.  Look into this mystery and feel its pull.

If you are interested in purchasing a copy of Journeys into the Mirror: A Journal for Women written by Janneke Koole, Illustrated by Mukee Okan, you can find it at DTMMS.

Seven Dimensions: Chaos

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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.

Chaos is the implosion and explosion of breath.

There are only two numbers in the world according to the Elders,
0 = creation and 1 = light.

Light will make nine movements from “0”.  At the ninth movement, it will return to itself without anything acting on it.  Within the chaotic wave, energy movement is designed and choreographed and is always in absolute male/female energy balance.

The Creation of Sacred Law

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Sacred Laws were made and placed into existence by the very act of creation itself.  They were created by the Creatress and Creator to allow evolution to take place so that every form of every thing has the potential to become any form of any other thing in an ongoing, continuous, and everlasting stream of livingness.  These laws were not created by humans, nor do they try to change the behavior, belief systems, or the structures of our different cultures and societies.  Rather, they are inherent in the creation and evolution of the Everything.  They define the process by which the Great Spirit expresses itself in all forms of all things.  We give them our definition, and we struggle to understand them and to come into alignment with them.  Our attempts to define their essence in words, however, almost always fall short, for they are so much larger than our language for them.  In some cases, they may be beyond our understanding.

To learn more, check out the Song of the Deer by Thunder Strikes with Jan Orsi or The Thirty Sacred Laws by Claudia van Corva.

7 Steps of Process – Chaos

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At step nine is CHAOS. There are only two numbers in the world according to the Elders. 0 = creation and 1 = light. Light will go through nine movements from “0”. At the ninth movement, the energy will return to itself without anything causing it to return. Within the chaotic wave, energy movement is designed and choreographed always in absolute balance of male/female energies. There is an old saying; “Out of the chaos comes cosmos.” It is the point of re-creation and evolution.

When you experience Chaos in your lives, just know it is Great Spirit’s design to help you step out of pattern into a greater spiral of evolution.  Resistance to chaos often times puts us into stress.  When we align with the flow of energy with relaxation, our next focus, next step has the opportunity to reveal itself.

SunDance Story of Creation, part 1

Screen Shot 2016-09-01 at 10.29.41 PMEvery culture, every people since always have had myths, stories and legends of how life began. The Twisted Hairs’ story of creation is written in the records of the sacred kiva, their underground meeting place. Here, SwiftDeer retells that story.

In the beginning, since always, the Everything was created from within the Void in which there was present pure energy force called Chuluaqui. Chuluaqui is the primal and primordial life force of pure light energy that is the source of all light energy movement within all things of the Everything. We could say that Chuluaqui is the source of the force of Wakan Tanka. It expresses itself as pure orgastic, harmonic and balancing energy vibration and is, in essence, the spark of life that allows all things within the Everything to take on their particular substance form.

Screen Shot 2016-09-01 at 10.26.52 PMAs Wakan Tanka, the Great Spirit and Sacred Mystery which is called the Everything, took breath, it inhaled with implosive force its Chuluaqui and thus discovered its female being. This creative receptive force became the egg of all creation known as WahKahn, the Universe, our sacred Great Grandmother. Then Wakan Tanka exhaled and in so doing discovered its male side, the active conceptive force, the seed of all creation known as SsKwan, the Galaxy, our sacred Great Grandfather.

Circular Knowledge

The teachings and techniques you will read within these posts are held sacred over time by Elders from varying traditions. This knowledge is not linear, but rather circular in nature and aligned with the very structure of creation. It is knowledge that has been tested to ensure that it works regardless of person, place, culture or historical time. The Twisted Hairs Sweet Medicine SunDance Wheels (often written simply as SMSD) were collected and are presented because they hold keys that unlock the door to enlightenment. That may be as simple as “lightening up” our approach to life and as complex as resurrecting into formlessness!Screen Shot 2016-08-29 at 9.57.33 PM

From Zero, Unity Emerges

Within mathematics as the language of the Universe, Zero (0) is a very interesting concept. Until the 1500’s “Western thought” didn’t examine the concept of Zero (0). When it finally did, the meaning of 0 was deemed to be nothing – the absence of any form of any thing.

This Western notion of 0 is completely contrary to Sacred Law, which states that Zero (0) is the potential for all forms of all things… hence, the “Everything.”

Double zero (00) or 20 is everything that emerged from this potential and will continue to emerge.

WahKahn, the inhale, means the void of receptive creativity, the Great Mother or Creatrix. It is the universe itself. It birthed the eggs of all creation.

SSKwan, the exhale, is the essence of the active conceptive power, the Creator, the galaxy. It birthed the seeds of all creation.

Zero (0) is the point at which all of the energy present gained consciousness and took a breath. Until it took a breath, it was simply imploding and exploding. It did not create itself into all forms of all things.

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When the first sacred breath was taken, it brought the feminine and the masculine energy together as ONE. Out of Zero (0) emerge an absolute unity. This unity is what we call Wakan Tanka, The Great Spirit.