When we refer to circular logic, it often means chasing our tails or thinking and talking crazy. We strive to connect thoughts in a line: first A, then B, which leads to C, D, E, and so on. Logical, right? Most of the time, we don’t actual think or process information in this lineal fashion. One thought leads to a memory, while another takes us into the future, which then circles back to experiences, smells, relationship, and connections.
Circles are used in the Sweet Medicine SunDance path to take snapshots of knowledge in time and space to help us learn and evolve. The knowledge is actually recorded and encoded on Wheels, which are multi-layered, comprehensive, and moves and deepens as we build our relationship to the knowledge. 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 Wheels and Keys are like road maps explaining how to best maneuver through your everyday reality. Some Wheels and Keys are blueprints outlining the greater picture of our spiritual reality. Knowledge contained within the Wheels are Keys to enlightenment.
You 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.
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 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.
Invite the Wheel to teach you.
Use the key to unlock the door.
Be courageous and walk through the door into unexplored territory!
Make the unknown Known!