When we pick up the first light arrow of Self-Awareness, the dark arrow of attachments is broken. Becoming self-aware destroys ignorance. And our developing concept of self helps us to discern what is a true reality need and what is not.
By choosing self-awareness from our quiver, the gift of the 1st Rainbow Arrow is Illumination. Grandfather Sun, the first power of the Twenty Count, shines down on us and we feel the warmth and light of his rays throughout our whole being. We accept the Light as the source of our knowledge, illumination and enlightenment. We lighten up with the smile of the sun’s rays. Light is our focus.
When we allow our spirits to expand, when we soar with the eagle, we can catch those insights which illuminate our life. When we compound the illuminations, we can achieve enlightenment.
We look again to the East and we see and hear many Voices, many Instruments, many Songs being played in harmony with Grandfather Sun’s Song. These are the Grandfather Stars, the eleventh Power. They are singing the Song of Inspiration and the Chant of the Heyoehkahs. There are many Songs here and each is a Sacred Teacher. The Light coming from these Songs begins to reveal to us our own illusions. We begin to see why it is so hard and yet so simple to sing this Song.
Sacred Grandfather Stars are those stars who are suns for planets with human life.
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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?
- 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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Today, we begin our Twenty Count Tuesday series with the first Power, Grandfather Sun, who sings his Song of Illumination and Enlightenment from his sitting place in the East of this Great Medicine Wheel.
Here are a few facts that express the power of the Sun…
- The Sun holds the solar system together; pours life-giving light, heat, and energy on Earth; and generates space weather.
- The visible part of the Sun is about 10,000 degrees Fahrenheit (5,500 degrees Celsius), while temperatures in the core reach more than 27 million F (15 million C), driven by nuclear reactions.
- Each second, more than four million tons of matter are converted into energy within the Sun’s core, producing neutrinos and solar radiation.
- The Sun has enough nuclear fuel to stay much as it is for another 5 billion years.
- According to NASA, one would need to explode 100 billion tons of dynamite every second to match the energy produced by the Sun.
These facts are amazing, and quite frankly, a little hard to wrap your brain around.
I invite you to share your experience and relationship to this first Power of the Universe.
What is YOUR body knowing of the sun and how does this energy dance with YOU?
What does the Sun teach you about Illumination and Enlightenment?