In the Center of the Orende Movement Wheel is Harmony. It is what you gain when you dance the wheel of orende choices within the law of energy.
If you remember, the cardinal directions of any wheel stabilize the energy and the non-cardinals move the energy. And, as we know, energy is constantly moving, changing, creating design or pattern, creating choreography and movement. Harmony, which sits in the center of this wheel, catalyzes both the stabilization and the movement of our orende. In other words, we can be “stable” in repulsion, adhesion, cohesion or change. OR, we can be conscious of the dark and light energy choices of competition, opposition, conflict, and alignment to “move” the energy.
Are you willing to wake up to where you are now in your relationships with self, life and others? Are you willing to make the conscious, determinative choice of the energy necessary to make a change and evolve? You are the author of your Book of Life. What story are you going to write?
Alignment energy sits Northeast. This energy has to do with one-ness. In order to change anything, you must know the nature of the energy. In the dark, alignment becomes asleepness. When you exclude the energies of competition, opposition, and conflict to gain alignment at any cost, you become asleep to reality as it is. Complacency is often what motivates this form of alignment. It is easy to become part of the problem. You don’t want to be awake and aware, and so no new knowledge or information is taken in. The price of complacency is that you will not be alert to reality danger.
In the light, a warrior will use reconnaissance, strategy and tactics to ensure that he/she will be in alignment with Sacred Law and the worlds of Grandmother Earth. This requires a willingness to be spontaneous and flexible so you can move with the changes as they happen.
Conflict energy sits in the Northwest. This energy works with dualities such as good versus evil and right versus wrong. Conflict energy is set up by the rules created by a society to get a consensus of boundaries of conformity. These boundaries, the do’s and don’ts, rights and wrongs, formulate and contain conflict.
Within conflict, one finds the illusion of freedom. If I am caught in “I’m right and you are wrong,” I am under the illusion that I am free because I need not consider your views as valid. When we use conflict in the dark, we approach it as an obstacle and it breeds victims and defeat.
However, conflict isn’t a negative thing in itself. How conflict is perceived determines whether it is seen as a challenge or an obstacle. We need conflict in order to grow. If there was no conflict, we would be bored. Seeing conflict as necessary for growth, and therefore as a challenge, breeds excellence and evolution. In nature, we see conflict behavior as a challenge wherever predator and prey behavior is exhibited. Within that natural hierarchy, predators only hit on weak or sick prey. Alpha/beta behavior is an example of conflict that is necessary for the survival of a species.
No matter which Orende Law of Attraction we experience (repulsion, adhesion, cohesion, or change), we have four choices of energetic response: competition, opposition, conflict, or alignment. This is how we work with the energy that is present. They sit in the non-cardinals on the wheel. These choices of energy can be dealt with in the dark or in the light. Our attitude toward these choices makes the difference in the quality of their expression.
We have choice of how we express our energy each and every moment, which determines whether we lose or gain energy. For example, imagine you are in the presence of a certain person and you feel repulsed by them, so you move away energetically. Let’s say you are in a negative space. You have four basic ways of responding to that energy. You can:
- compete with it, putting yourself into a win/lose situation
- oppose it and stay closed to the person
- create a conflict energy and see one of you as right and the other wrong
- align with the energy and risk losing your autonomy.
In our everyday experiences with people and energy, we have a tendency to react to energy instead of seeing it as a challenge of choice. Whether we gain or lose energy within our own circle depends on addressing the energetic challenge from a place of choice.
It is important to know how energy works so we can have freedom of choice in our lives. Energy expressions have two components which govern their movement.
The Laws of Energy Attraction sit in the cardinal directions. (Remember the cardinal directions of a wheel stabilize the energy.) These are the qualities of energy and whether it attracts or repels. The factor which has the greatest bearing on each law is whether or not we as humans know the law and use it to come into alignment with the energy which is present.
The Four Choices of Energy Response sit in the non-cardinal directions. (The non-cardinal directions move the energy.) The factor with the greatest bearing on the choice of energy expression is the understanding that we do have a choice about how we respond to energy, and that our choice makes a difference in the quality and richness of our life.