Human World: Black Humans

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In the West, we hold with the physical body with intimacy. Now, this does not mean to hold as in hold on tight.  It is holding in the sense of transforming energy through stabilization and for utilization.  Think of it as an electrical cord. The body is the structure through which electrical energy moves like a conduit, and provides the transformed energy to turn a fan, or work a toaster, or move the body parts.

We incarnate into this race with the opportunity to integrate the attributes of the West – learning ow to hold and transform energy within our body, to develop mastery, and to experience our body as he sacred temple it truly is.

Check out the Song of the Deer by Thunder Strikes with Jan Orsi if you would like to learn more.

Mineral World: Rocks and Stones

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Rocks and stones are double holders in the West.  They are the muscles and bones of Grandmother Earth.  A rock is alive; it talks to you.  The Stone People hold the energy in a Medicine Wheel and give their alchemy to you in ceremony.  In the purification lodge, the heated stones hold the heat of the fire and then release it inside the lodge.  When water is poured over them, they sing their give-away song.  This transforms the space and makes it possible for us to purify and heal ourselves

In the West, we hold with the physical body with intimacy. Now, this does not mean to hold as in hold on tight.  It is holding in the sense of transforming energy through stabilization and for utilization.  Think of it as an electrical cord. The body is the structure through which electrical energy moves like a conduit, and provides the transformed energy to turn a fan, or work a toaster, or move the body parts.

Check out the Song of the Deer by Thunder Strikes with Jan Orsi if you would like to learn more.

Mineral World: Sands and Soils

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The sands are soils sit in the South on the Mineral World Wheel as holders-givers.  They are the skin of Grandmother Earth, holding everything in place.  Sands and soils absorb and hold the light and heat from Grandfather Sun, eventually transforming it and giving it as nourishment for plants.  Also, the sands dance with the fluidity of water. Watch how the sands dance when waves crash the shore.

South energies teach us how to give with our emotions with tenderness, which is a means of “energy motion” or “E-motion.” Emotions are meant to be expressed, to flow freely. In other words, if we are angry we give our anger; when we are happy we give happiness; when we are sad, we cry and give with sadness. Our emotions are a part of our beauty which we have to give away. As long as we are giving our emotions with tenderness our emotions are true, clear and clean expressions of what is happening with us. We are in balance.

Check out the Song of the Deer by Thunder Strikes with Jan Orsi if you would like to learn more.

 

Mineral World

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The saying goes, that “within one grain of sand lies the entire Universe.”

The Mineral, the first World of Grandmother Earth, are the holders of energy.  It is from the Mineral World that plants are born, so we might say that what is “held” is the potential for life. The Mineral World teaches us that substance is primarily a container, a vessel for spirit. The Mineral World is thus like our physical body.

When we gather stone people for our medicine wheel, we ask them to hold the power, the energy of each of the directions on the wheel. In a Purification Lodge Ceremony, the stone people hold the heat of the fire for release as steam when water is poured on them. This is what is meant by the Mineral World being holders. This is their medicine or teaching to humans,

Children of Grandmother Earth, The Mineral World

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

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In the South, the sands and soils, are known as the holder-givers.  The sands hold the potential for giving of life. Also the sands dance with the fluidity of water. Watch how the sands dance when waves crash the shore.

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In the West, the rocks and stones are the holder holders for they hold the stability and strength of the earth. One only has to lie down on a large rock on a sunny day to experience how they hold the sun’s heat.

 

 

 

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In the North, the precious and semi-precious gems are holder-receivers. They are molded and hold meaning which they have received from varying cultures and uses. When humans wear the gems they act as a healer by receiving negative energy.

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In the East are the crystals, the holder-determiners. The crystals are known as the brain cells of Grandmother Earth, and when used in a healing way, they clarify and transform disease with their fire energy.

 

In the Center are the mixed ores and metals. They are the holder-transformer catalysts. These are ores like gold and aluminum that have been transformed by time and/or alchemy and are now used as catalysts in their own right. Look at the gold bullion, used as the catalyst underlying our entire money system.

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Children of Grandmother Earth

In the totality of Grandmother Earth there are four categories or Worldsas we call them. They correspond to the four directions. In our tradition, we often speak of these worlds as “children” or “people.” Though different in nature from humans, we relate to them with equal respect and honor.  As varying forms of life, we are all children of Grandmother Earth, all manifestations of the creation of all substance form. Each of the Worlds carries and manifests energy within its own unique expression.

apple-tree_1280The Plant World sits in the south and are the Givers of Energy.  the Plants as the givers of energy. What it means for the plants to be givers is that their gift, their essence of being-ness as a plant is to give. They give nourishment, shelter, beauty, inspiration and most importantly through the photosynthesis, the oxygen we breath, our breath of life. Plants teach unconditional giving. You don’t find a plant trying to decide who it will give air to today according to its likes or dislikes.  Through its being-ness, it simply gives.

coal_1280In the West is the Mineral World, who are the Holders of energy. The saying goes, that “within one grain of sand lies the entire Universe.” It is from the Mineral World that plants are born, so we might say that what is “held” is the potential for life. The Mineral World teaches us that substance is primarily a container, a vessel for spirit. The Mineral World is thus like our physical body.

meerkat_1280Sitting in the North are the Animals as the receivers of energy.  Their gift is teaching us how to receive. Knowing how animals are receivers is probably most easily understood by those of you who have pets. You will recall the times when you were sick or just “blue” and your pet came to curl up beside you and “made you feel better.” Animals will take on the energy of their human companion. Often people will say the pet looks like or acts like their caretaker.

The fourth World consists of Humans as the determiners of energy. Among all the creatures, it is only the humans who were created with free will, an agency of choice and self-determination. It is also only the humans who have the genitalia for experiencing full body orgasm at will. These two features distinguish us from the other Worlds. We determine our own reality and with this comes authority, responsibility, and power. It is our choice whether we exercise these in beauty and re-creation or in pain and destruction.

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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