Warrior Wednesday

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Have goals, but never focus on them, for the Warrior’s focus is on the journey, which becomes the personal vision quest towards enlightenment. ~ SwiftDeer

A Journey of Discovery

Screen Shot 2016-09-01 at 9.23.50 PMEach time we explore the world in which we live, we are taken through a journey of discovery. At times, we will see the overall picture identified simply as the four directions of a wheel. Then we will look through a microscope, as it were, and see the composition of the basic elements of all substance. Zooming outward, we will see their reflection in the seasons. Looking around in creation, we notice its many forms and we can identify the four worlds. And then we will look within again and recognize that those initial elements and four aspects or types of energy connect us to these four worlds. They are our teachers of energy, of being alive in balance and harmony with all that is. In the Sweet Medicine SunDance way, the “power” of anything is its essence, how it gives away or touches others and all of life with beauty.

This is information which, of course, can be told and memorized. Yet, when we explore our world through the eyes of a curious child, we open ourselves to the experience of discovery and recognition.

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How Wheels and Keys Work

Screen Shot 2016-08-30 at 12.09.14 PMYou are about to embark on a journey into the world of Wheels and Keys. If you are a linear thinker, you will need to adjust your thinking process and engage in the creative venture of circular thinking.  Wheels are a way to record and encode knowledge that is multi-layered and comprehensive. They are cognitive maps, tools that enhance understanding.  When we apply the Wheels and Keys in our own personal growth and change work, they are like weapons to conquer the enemy within.  Some of them are like roadmaps explaining how to best maneuver through your everyday reality.  Some of them are blueprints outlining the greater picture of our spiritual reality.  Knowledge contained within the Wheels are Keys to enlightenment.

You will be exposed to new languaging and concepts. Familiar words will take on new meanings. New words are created to illuminate assumptions and mysteries. Some of the ancient magickal words when translated into English would take a sentence or paragraph to describe. They are written as they sound and spelled to contain the original magick within their letters.

The journey into the world of Wheels and Keys is fueled by legend. The knowledge they contain has been tested for validity and so we say that it has been so “since always”.  Brought to us through the Twisted Hairs, the Sweet Medicine SunDance Teachings are part of an oral tradition that contains the legends of the very beginning of time. You are not asked to believe these legends. You are simply invited to allow the stories to touch your heart, inspire your spirit and let your mind and body test them for yourself to see if the knowledge they contain works for you in your life.

Screen Shot 2016-08-30 at 12.11.31 PMThe concept of the LAW OF ALL ENERGY IN MOVEMENT will challenge you. Do not try to figure it out! Let it be a Key that spins your mind into new places and new ways of understanding.

You are invited to study and learn these Wheels and Keys, work with them and apply them in as many contexts as you can until they begin to dance with you. These Wheels and Keys are alive and will breathe through you, awakening your memory of what it is to walk on this Earth in balance and harmony.