Tonal Orende: Spiritual

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The measure and duration of our life force energy as it manifests in this 3rd dimensional, substance reality is defined as Tonal orende.  In humans, tonal orende is calculated based on five different aspects: emotional, physical, mental, spiritual, and sexual.

To get an idea of the meaning of tonal orende in practice, consider these reflections:
What, when, why, where, and how often do you need to express your artisticness, originality, and creativity? How often do you need to do ceremony, meditate, do breathing exercises, or engage in alchemy? The key is to look at the degree of happiness you experienced the day before. A high spiritual orende will trigger happiness.

Attitude, Choice, Energy

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There was a man who had two little boys. In one room, he placed one of the little boys with the finest erector set ever made. He placed the other little boy in a room which was full of horse dung and a shovel. A few hours later the father went back to see how the boys were doing. First, he looked in on the boy with the erector set. The boy had moved to the corner of the room, the erector set lying in front of him. He was sobbing and crying. His father asked him, “What’s the matter?” The little boy said in a whiny voice “I don’t know what to make. The pieces are too heavy. I can’t make anything. It’s too hard.” The father shook his head and decided to look in on the second boy. When he opened the door, much to his surprise, the second little boy was laughing, wildly using the shovel to dig the horse dung out of the pile. The father said, “Son, what are you doing?” His son replied with much enthusiasm, “With this much horse dung, there’s got to be a pony under here somewhere!”

This is a story that SwiftDeer told to illustrate that attitude is everything! Approach life with a proper attitude and life itself will bring you more health and happiness. As a result, we gain energy. An improper attitude can bring us dis-ease and sadness, through which we lose energy. The quality of our life is influenced greatly by our attitude.

Warrior Wednesday – Speed and Self-Growth

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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.

In the East, the Warrior’s Attributes are Speed and Self-Growth. Speed refers to our way of learning. Do you learn slowly and with caution, at medium speed with full purpose and meaning, or fast, making changes on a regular basis? Self-growth is the determination of our spirit to actualize more of our potential, more of who we are truly meant to be. By continually developing and growing, you will gain whatever speed is necessary to move along your path with heart. How fast are you acquiring the five huaquas of health, hope, harmony, happiness and humor?

Children of Grandmother Earth, The Human World

circle_1280Each of the worlds have a wheel of their own.  Each of the directions dance with the Human World in different ways.

In the South are the red humans.  These are the peoples who are most closely aligned with the heart, the fluidity of emotions. They teach us the way of one-heartedness, having a heart connection to all forms of Life in a beauty way. It is to these sisters and brothers that we owe these Sweet Medicine SunDance teachings.

In the West are the black humans. These brothers and sisters teach us about physical mastery and power, the body’s agility, rhythm, strength, and endurance.

In the North are the white humans, the people of the mind, of modern technology who have greatly advanced the evolution of civilization. However, they have significantly forgotten to do so in balance and harmony.

In the East are the yellow humans. These sisters and brothers teach us about the spirit.

In the Center are the Métis rainbow humans. These are all those who realize that no matter what color the skin, no matter what race or cultural heritage, we all have red blood, black pupils in our eyes, white bones, and yellow marrow in our bones. They teach us the ways of the Five Huaquas: health, happiness, humor, hope, and harmony. These are the gifts of being truly human. In order for us as humans to achieve these qualities of human-ness

We must:

  • GIVE WITH TENDERNESS – having as our intent to gather together in our heart space
  • HOLD & TRANSFORM WITH INTIMACY – by caring for one another in our physical bodies
  • RECEIVE WITH CARING – by teaching one another within respect and honor
  • DETERMINE WITH PASSION AND LUST – by sharing with one another our fire, our inspiration
  • CATALYZE WITH OPEN HEART-TO-HEART COMMUNICATION – by being intimate with one another

Remember we said wherever you have four, you also have five. So with the four Worlds is the fifth World: In the center of all Worlds is the World of Spirit, the catalyzer of all energy.

All forms of life have “spirit” (manitou): they have life force energy, which we call the catalyst, pulsing through their form.

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Rainbow Humans & The Five Huaquas for Life

Of the Human World, the Rainbow Humans teach us the ways of the Five Huaquas: health happiness, humor, hope and harmony.

These are the gifts of being truly human. In order for us as humans to achieve these qualities of humanity, we must:

Give with tenderness

(having as our intent to gather together in our heart space)

Hold & Transform with Intimacy

(by caring for one another in our physical bodies)

Receive with Caring

(by teaching one another within respect and honor that everything is born of the feminine and do nothing to harm the children)

Determine with Passion & Lust

(by sharing with one another our fire, our inspiration)

Catalyze with Open Heart-to-heart Communication

(by experiencing intimacy with one another)

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