MATHEMATICS is the LANGUAGE of the Twenty Count powers. Each number signifies a power or energy. Each power vibrates at a different level of energy. Each level of light-breath-life takes on a particular form and function. All form and matter can be broken down to basic geometric forms, according to the grand design of the Great Architect.
The Children’s Twenty Count is a way of perceiving the special qualities and “give away” of the sacred powers of the universe and relating them to the numbers 1-20. This provides a valuable mathematical system the describes the interrelationships of the powers to one another and forms the basic framework for all of the Sweet Medicine SunDance teachings.
The Children’s Twenty Count describes our world as we live in it, and the powers that influence us here in our attempt to establish interconnection, interreliability and interdependence with all things.
In upcoming posts, we’ll take you through each of the powers to introduce you to qualities, vibrations, and give aways of 1 -20 of the Children’s Twenty Count.
Special recognition and thanks to Harley SwiftDeer Reagan for “Song of the Twenty”
Let me sing to you the Song of the Twenty Powers within the Song of the Universe. It is like an Orchestra whose members have played together, since always. Each member of this Orchestra has its instrument, its sound, it light, its energy, its harmonic vibration called orende. Each has its giveaway to the collective sound, even though it has its separate and distinct sound.
Within this Orchestra called the Everything, there are twenty sections or parts, the Twenty Sacred Powers. This Everything Orchestra has a Great Spirit within every member and within every instrument, and how it plays the sound and songs of Beauty and Light is indeed a Mystery. This Great Mystery has existed since always and will continue for always, even as it is playing now… Let us listen, and see if we can hear our Song.
The Elders say the Twenty Count brought into existence the energy motion vibration of all forms of all things. All things have a vibratory energy, an essence, a form. We say that is its giveaway… its heart, its beauty, its medicine. There is no such thing as nothingness. The energy in motion of one thing is interconnected with and directly influences and is felt by every other thing.
Within the Sweet Medicine SunDance Path, the Twenty Counts have only one task: to give away their power to us as an act of empowerment.
You may ask, “What do I have to give back?” How can I possibly (for example) empower the sun?”
The answer to this question is RESPECT.
You must keep a proper attitude and express your appreciation for its gift. Without the sun there would be no life. Stop complaining about how hot it is. Stop referring to a cloudy day as a bad day. All faces of the sun are a mirror reflection for us.
It is in this way we learn to come into balance and alignment with the powers of the universe. It is in this way, we step into co-empowerment with all of creation.
Within the Sweet Medicine SunDance Path, mathematics is considered the language of the Universe. The Great Spirit speaks to us about the interrelationship of all things through mathematics, and the central core of that mathematical speaking is what is called the Twenty Count. The numbers 0-20 represent all that exists in other words the “Everything.”