7 Arrows – Body Knowing

16_0318-blank-arrows-set-of-21 Book-learning is all well and good, but until we know it in our body as a practice, it does not become knowledge and eventually wisdom.

We have been focused on the 7 Arrows for the last few weeks. Here’s a way you can bring your feeling and experiences of each of the arrows into substance and form.

Buy or find wood dowels, shish kebab skewars, sticks, or whatever material calls to you.  The arrows in the picture above are 1/4″ wood dowels cut into 12″ lengths with one end sanded down for the point of the arrow.  Paint and decorate one arrow as the embodiment of each dark, light, and rainbow arrow.  You can always paint more dark arrows if you actually want to break them each time you consciously pick up a light arrow.

porsche-completeAs you do this, think, feel, sense the times you pick up the particular arrow you are working on in the moment.  You’ll be surprised at the colors and items you add as the representations of each energy.

The set of arrows here show the 7 Dark Arrows at the top, the 7 Light Arrows in the middle and the 7 Rainbow Arrows at the bottom.  It’s also interesting to lay all of the 1st arrows (dark, light, rainbow), 2nd arrows, 3rd arrows and so on next to one another.

We’d love to see pictures and hear about the insights you learned in bringing this teaching to life.

7 Arrows – Rainbow Arrow of Illumination


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.