By consistently picking up the second Light Arrow of Self-Appreciation, we break the 2nd dark arrow of dependencies. We then gain the 2nd Rainbow Arrow of Introspection, which is the place of “going within” and listening to our body knowing. It is the place of death, change and movement.
It is also through our proper alignment with the four worlds of Grandmother Earth that we gain this Rainbow Arrow. Introspection makes us aware of Grandmother Earth, the second Power of the Universe, and we feel the earth under our body. From the depth of introspection and intuition, we know that we are in relationship with all forms of life. Earth is our substance. We experience the inter-connectednes, inter-reliability, and inter-dependence with all the worlds of Grandmother Earth.
Life is a CHOICE. Choosing the Light Arrows breaks the Dark Arrows. Persist in this practice and one day you will discover that the Universe has placed the Rainbow Arrows in your quiver in the place of the Dark Arrows as a gift from the Universe. A perfect balance of the female and male energies in the light brings to us the Rainbow Arrows of illumination and enlightenment; introspection and intuition; trust, innocence and perfection; balanced alignment with wisdom; open heart to heart communication; impeccability as one’s self-worth and the actualization of our Sacred Dream.
Grizzly Bear is the Spirit Keeper that sits in the west of the Spirit Keeper wheel of animal totems. They are the Keepers and Teachers of the Sacred Dream, called the “sleeper-dreamer,” who teaches us to know ourselves through introspection of the dream and teaches us to sleep dream and actualize our reality. A great dream interpreter, the grizzly bear teaches us how to survive turmoil and trauma. Teaches protection of home, loved ones and possessions. Teaches us to stand and walk tall: how not to give power away to tyrants and how to pace our physical body.
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We all know the four seasons and how they affect our life-style: spring, summer, fall and winter. They too have a place on the wheel.
Spring, which sings to us about the rejuvenation of the water as it flows in the streams and reawakens life out of its winter dream, sits in the South. Thus, we know that spring teaches us about fluidity. (Ask any allergy post nasal drip survivor about this!)
Summer sings to us about the fire and its heat, its full out expansion of life’s vibrancy and joy. Therefore, it sits in the East.
The fall sings with the wind that tosses us about to test our flexibility and willingness to surrender to change as the seeds ride on the wind to their new destination. Fall sits in the North.
And the winter sings with the earth as it calls us into itself, for a time of introspection and death. Even the movement of sap in the trees begins to slow down. Winter sits in the West.
Remember we said there are always a minimum of five places on a wheel. Solstices and Equinoxes sit in the Center. These are the power times for the seasons and act as a catalyst and communicator between the seasonal changes.