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.
The crawlers are those whose bellies are closest to Grandmother Earth and who often move through her. They are the receiver-holders who sit in the West of the Animal World wheel. The snake is the closest to the Earth, receiving her energy from the Earth, then giving back to us knowledge of the perfect alchemy of the Earth
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Where do we go to learn how to communicate better? Our wisest choice is to go into Nature as an empty cup and let the worlds of the Earth show us a thing or two.
Plants, animals, minerals, and the world of spirit are our most powerful and authentic teachers. They lead us into deep silences, where they introduce us to and teach us about our true nature – our authentic natural self. Those of us who accept Nature as our mentor continue to discover unlimited inner treasures. Get out in Nature, and do your own connecting. Feel what it’s like; experience it for yourself. The tragedy of our generation is that so often we settle for information alone. True knowledge and wisdom come from direct personal experience. The Internet, as magnificent as it is, is contributing to the massive collection of data and information, and helping us to create the illusion that information and data are knowledge. This does not develop wisdom, and it cannot replace direct personal experience.
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It is important to recognize that no one can teach you anything. Someone can impart knowledge to you and guide you, but ultimately, you teach yourself. Furthermore, don’t always believe at accept at face value what someone tells you, what you see or hear in the media, or what a teacher presents to you. Check it out for yourself. Keep an open mind. Be an empty cup. Explore what is given. See if the knowledge works for you. Try first to prove it absolutely true; then test it by trying to prove it absolutely false. In the process, you will find what resonates with you. A master teacher will always encourage you to question.
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The measure and duration of our life force energy as it manifests in this 3rd dimensional, substance reality is defined as Tonal orende. In humans, tonal orende is calculated based on five different aspects: emotional, physical, mental, spiritual, and sexual.
To get an idea of the meaning of tonal orende in practice, consider these reflections:
How much mental stimulation do you require in a day? How many times per day are you prompted to read a book or increase your mental knowledge in some way? Here, the more stimulation required the higher the mental orende.
There is a simple formula which can increase your chances of successfully controlling the dream. This comes to you from a martial arts master named Mr. Ed Parker who was the head of the International Kenpo Karate Association and held a 10th degree Judon. He called the formula “Desire, Perspire, and Acquire.”
Mr. Parker said that first you must have the heart’s desire. In other words, you must have a burning “heart’s desire,” an unlimited passion to do Controlled Dreaming. Next, you must be willing to “perspire,” to do the disciplines and work necessary to do or become what you want. It is only then that you will “acquire” the necessary skills, knowledge, and training, which will allow you to accomplish what you want to do or become. Mr.
Parker said this is a success formula for anything you want to accomplish in life.
In the Northwest is the Prophetic Dream. It is the pattern place of dreaming. In these dreams, you are working with your Book of Life and the Chuluamahdah-hey (Karma Lords & Dharma Masters) in order to gain memory of who you are and what you came here to do. Often these are impactful dreams and not quickly forgotten. These dreams teach us how we can change our karma into dharma, i.e., our pain patterns into pleasure and knowledge. They are used to guide us into our fate, destiny, and the fulfillment of our internal structure, our inner prophecy. It is how you choose to dream in the moment.
Note, however, that you will not know for sure it your dream was a Prophetic Dream until it manifests in the tonal.
In the North is the place of wisdom and knowledge. This is the determination of this wheel. It is the Hokkshideh’s Sacred Dream. This dream asks, “What are you going to give back to self, life, and others?” This is why you have chosen to take form. It’s what you have to “give away” with beauty and love in order to bring healing and knowledge to all forms of all things. It is your determination as a sacred human on this planet.
In the East is the Dancing Awake Daydream. It is illumination and enlightenment, and is the focus of this wheel. In this dream, you are able to integrate the Hokkshideh (higher self) into the tonal “conscious mind.” It is Attention + Attraction + Focus + Impact + Co-empowerment + Knowledge = Power. You are aware of what you are focusing on. Is your focus on the strongest attraction, the strongest Magnetic Attracting Thought (MAT)?
Pay attention to when you fall asleep and when you stay awake. Understand what is happening in both instances. Attention is Power.
Now that you have identified which direction you spend most of your time on the Controlled Dreaming Wheel, we will move into the nine different Dream Types, which sit on a wheel of their own. We will overlay the Seven Steps of Process according to the 20 Count placement on the Wheel so we can spiral down for greater knowing.
REMEMBER… What exists in the third dimension (tonal reality) is a manifestation of the dreams that you create in the fifth dimension (nagual reality). Your Higher Self is always dreaming with your Lower Self to create the necessary forms, situations and events that you need in order to receive the growth experiences for this lifetime. In the fifth dimension, all things are possible, and all time—past, present, and future— is one and the same. Therefore, when you take control of your dream, you have more control over the events that take place in your daily life. Because all things are possible in the fifth dimension, the ability to access all knowledge is also possible. To do, this you must learn to “control the dream.”
I invite you to join us as we explore the Wheel of Dream Types during the next two weeks.
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.
As 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.