Warrior Wednesday – Balance and Control

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In each direction of the Warrior Attributes wheel, there are two attributes.  The first attribute carries the feminine energy and the second carries the masculine energy.  In each pair, you must have the feminine aspect mastered before you can step into and embody the masculine aspect.

Starting in the South of the Wheel, the Warrior’s Attributes are balance and control.  Emotional balance goes back to the Balanced Choreography of giving with the emotions. You are in emotional balance when you are expressing your emotions clearly, like the free-running waters of a brook. If you hold or dam up your emotions, they throw you out of balance. To have emotional control means we are able to direct the emotions as we choose. If we don’t have balanced emotions, we will not have control and will react instead of being able to direct them as we choose. When we have emotional balance and control, we have an ease in breathing.

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Twenty Count Tuesday – Sacred Plants

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Grandmother Earth’s first children are the Sacred Plants and the Sacred Waters. These sit in the South. The Plants are singing the Songs of Trust and Innocence, the Songs of the Giveaway.  The Waters are singing the Songs of Carrying the Myths, of the Joy of having Pleasure within our Emotions in everything we do.

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Four Elements ~ Water

Screen Shot 2016-09-02 at 10.14.45 AMThe Four Elements are the building blocks of all Creation on Grandmother Earth, and therefore, stabilize our world.

Water sits in the South of the Element Wheel.  Think of the many different ways that water appears on this planet. It can be raging rapids or a small quiet brook. It can appear as a stagnant pond or a great ocean. Given enough time, water can wear away mountains.  Contemplate the many forms in which you experience the waters on this planet and know that this is South energy. All South energies are fluid or have fluidity as part of their nature.

The waters within are reflected as our emotions.  Healthy, clean waters embody energy in motion, e-motion.  Do you have places where your e-motions are stagnant, muddy, and not life-giving?  Or, are your inner waters fluid, flowing, and clean?

Need to bring your e-motions back into a balanced state?  Take a moment each day to align with the give away and power of the element of water.  The fluidity of water will assist in bringing any unbalanced e-motion back into harmony.

(If you are drawing this wheel, south is at the bottom of your circle, North is at the top, West is to the left, and East is to the right.)

Balanced Choreography of Energy: Giving with Emotions

The Balanced Choreography of Energy wheel describes the most balanced way to use energy. Why do we as humans want to be balanced? Think about the ways we experience stress, pain, fatigue, anxiety, worry in our bodies, our minds, our emotions and within our spirit on a daily basis.

We know when we don’t flow, and we inherently know when there is something off. We are walking out of balance and, therefore, can’t determine how to best choreograph the dance that is our life.

In the Sweet Medicine SunDance path, the Balanced Choreography of Energy is a wheel and movement around the circle of directions that help remind us what we naturally need to do to be in balance and harmony with all aspects of ourselves.

If we could master this balanced choreography of giving with the emotions, holding and transforming with the physical body, receiving with the mind, determining with spirit and open, heart-to-heart sexual communication, we would be walking around this planet in balance and harmony with all things.

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In the South, we give with our emotions. Giving with the emotions means “energy in emotion.”

Emotions are meant to be expressed and to flow freely. In other words, if we are angry, we give our anger. If we are happy, we give happiness. When we are sad, we cry and give with sadness. Our emotions are a part of our beauty that we must give away.

As long as we are giving our emotions with tenderness, our emotions are true, clear and clean expressions of what is happening within us. Therefore, we are in balance.

Bringing Balance to Our Lives: Tue 2/12 in Scottsdale

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Feeling a little off-kilter? A little sideways, or as if you need to run as fast as you can just to keep from falling down?

Or maybe you feel like you’re giving, giving, giving, but never getting anything back…

Or maybe you find yourself always thinking, and wonder if you are in your head too much…

Or maybe you feel the give-and-take in your personal relationships is off somehow…

All of these are examples of unbalanced choreography.

What, then, is Balanced Choreography?
Is it REALLY better than unbalanced choreography?

Why do we want it?  How do we get it?  How do we lose it?  And what do we do to get it back?
JOIN Warrior Spirit Lodge as Mary, our beloved Medicine Director, teaches us what it is to walk gracefully in balance and harmony on this planet. Utilizing the Four Directions wheel will help us learn how to balance our entire self: emotional, physical, mental, spiritual, and soul. 

You can bet that this will be a lively discussion! Rejuvenate from this interactive evening and take home exciting knowledge that works.

Tue, Feb 12 @ 7pm
Scottsdale  AZ

Visit the Warrior Spirit Lodge web site to RSVP or to learn more about what they do!

Warrior Spirit Lodge, the home lodge of DTMMS in Phoenix AZ

Warrior Spirit Lodge in Phoenix AZ USA

Mental? Physical? Spiritual? The Human Aspects

Is the spiritual path supported by the Deer Tribe Metis Medicine Society more mental or more physical?

Actually it is both – and more.

The Sweet Medicine Sundance (SMSD) path wheel of human aspects includes our emotional, physical, mental, spiritual, and sexual or soul force aspects. 

And of these, which is the most important?  Where should we put our developmental emphasis?

On all five aspects, in balance!   

SMSD teachings say the human  body is intended to live 135 years – but we can only do that when we are balanced. By combining and balancing all aspects of human growth and evolution, SMSD and DTMMS promote optimal human health, fitness and happiness.

We provide programs that:

  • increase endurance and promote longevity and heightened awareness
  • empower emotional maturing and balance
  • hone mental capacity and flexibility
  • increase spiritual connection, and knowing of interconnection between all forms of all things
  • develop soul force energy and awareness of the sacredness of sexuality

In addition, DTMMS and SMSD encourages all seekers and students to broaden their studies and knowing into multiple disciplines, to provide perspective and true knowing.  Challenge your self, your path, your teachers, your beliefs!

Visit our web site for more about the Deer Tribe Metis Medicine Society.