Animal World: Winged Ones

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In the East, we determine with the spirit through passion and lust. The words passion and lust are bound to create controversy. Think of it this way. You have not had an apple in a long time, and you may never have an apple again. As you eat this apple, you totally focus your attention on it. With all your senses, you taste the juice of it; you are aware of the texture and smell of it.  You savor every morsel of it as if it were the only thing going in town. This is eating an apple with passion and lust. So, in our lives, with everything we do, whether it is cleaning the floor, writing a paper, or making love, we should do it with the spirit of passion and lust, as if it were the last moment of life. Savor each moment by determining with your intent and focus from your spirit.

The winged ones are aligned with spirit, and they are the receiver-determiners in the East of the Animal World wheel.  They are masters of movement in alignment with the wind energies, so they can fly the currents of the mind.  In every aspect of their being, they symbolize the way our mind receives.

The winged ones also represent our fierce desire to fly.  Even in the earliest cave drawings there are two connections made to the animal world by shamans and sorcerers: first to the horned ones and second to the winged ones.  Early humanity equated freedom with the symbol of the winged ones.  The greatest thing our mind can conceive is its individual, autonomous freedom, and birds represent this at the highest level, symbolically and in practice.  They also give us their wings and feathers as medicine objects that can direct or move energy.

Check out the Song of the Deer by Thunder Strikes with Jan Orsi if you would like to learn more.

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Fourth Cosmic Law

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“Movement Gives Change, and Change is Continuous and Inevitable”

This law governs the evolutionary process.  Without change, there would be stasis, and like stagnant water, stasis eventually produces death without hope of new life.

To learn more, check out the Song of the Deer by Thunder Strikes with Jan Orsi or The Thirty Sacred Laws by Claudia van Corva

Third Cosmic Law

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“Rebirth Gives Movement”

Growing in the womb, the baby moves, rebirth of spirit into substance.  When the baby is born and takes its first Breath, that again is rebirth giving movement, because, for the rest of its life, every time it breathes it is in the process or rebirthing and changing.

To learn more, check out the Song of the Deer by Thunder Strikes with Jan Orsi or The Thirty Sacred Laws by Claudia van Corva.

Orende Laws of Movement and Change

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The Orende Laws of Attraction are the qualities of energy and whether it attracts or repels. The factor that has the greatest bearing on each law is whether or not we, as humans, know the law and use it to come into alignment with the energy that is present.

The West of the wheel is called change. This energy law states very simply that change is inevitable. Change will happen! You can resist it, ignore it, or flow with it, but you cannot stop it. Change creates the chaos necessary for people and things to evolve into greater forms.

Winter Solstice (or Summer Solstice down under)

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Soltices and equinoxes sit in the center of the season wheel, catalyzing the cycles of death, life, rebirth, change, and movement.  Grandmother Earth’s internal, introspective movement moves counterclockwise to produce the seasons of fertility and abundance of all forms of all things.  Take a moment to breathe the energy of this solstice deep into every cell of your being, allowing the death of the that which no longer serves you, so that there is room for the seeds of new life to sprout and flower.

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Twenty Count Tuesday – Sacred Movement or Design of Choreography

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We are playing and dancing almost in perfect harmony, but we are a bit off in our rhythm. We know this because we hear the Sound and feel the Percussion. We turn to look at this great Power. We see that it is Pure Energy that is bringing this Song. It is Movement itself. It is the ninth Power that is dancing and flowing with the rhythm of all the other sounds. Catching it, tuning to it, is aligning to the Great Choreography. We see and know that this is Movement.  Change happens here. We begin to perceive that maybe the Song is written here, designed from this place. This Song sings to us from the Northeast section of the Great Orchestra.

Freedom Streams of the 0-9 Law

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All energy moves in a cyclical sequence from 0-9 and thus ten Steps. These Steps provide the stasis or balance to all movement and process. It is the key to the structure of the universe and to how this universe defines itself.

Within the process of our life experience we go through Seven Steps at each movement. The eighth step establishes the new pattern, the ninth step moves it and then the tenth step signals a completion of one cycle and the beginning of the next stream of life.

These Steps match the Seven Dimensions of this universe through which light becomes life and gives life. The Seven Steps describe how energy moves through life in a constant and continuous cycle. The Seven Dimensions refer to the seven levels of existence and the potential levels of awareness of that existence.

Join us tomorrow for a description of the 10 steps!

Twenty Count Tuesday – Grandmother Earth

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Across from Grandfather Sun, in the West, is his mate, the second Power, Grandmother Earth. She sings the Song of Introspection and Intuition and the Chants of the Mysteries of Death, Life, Rebirth and Movement. Hers is the Song of the Beauty of Change.

Did you know that Earth…

  • is the only planet not to be named after a Greek or Roman deity?
  • is the only known planet to support life?
  • has a powerful magnetic field due to its nickel-iron core?
  • is the densest planet in our solar system?
  • Tilts approximately 66 degrees?

Or that

  • 70% of Earth’s surface is covered by water? And only 1% of this water is fresh water found in lakes, rivers and underground?
  • the gravity between the Earth and the Moon cause the tides?
  • Earth’s rotation is gradually slowing, 17 milliseconds per 100 years? (Not to worry… At this rate, it will take 140 million years before our day will increase from 24 hours to 25.)

What does the Earth teach you about Introspection and Intuition?

What is YOUR body knowing of the Earth and how does this energy dance with YOU?

I invite you to share your experience and relationship to this second Power of the Universe.

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Pay It Forward – A Nia Jam!

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Razel gets her groove on!

Today the Rainbow Power Center was jamming with music, dancing, laughter, health, and abundance as 22 women gathered to dance in support of the recovery of those with spinal cord injuries.  The event raised hundreds of dollars for The Lone Star Paralysis Foundation and was sponsored by Arizona Nia Teachers (including Razel Wolf who is also a SMSD teacher) and AZNiaNow.  A portion of these funds will benefit Daniel Curtis, the son of a Nia Trainer, who sustained a spinal cord injury in May of 2011.

From the Nia website:  “Nia is the original body-mind fusion fitness program – blending inspiration from dance arts, martial arts and healing arts to create a fun, pleasurable, health-enhancing practice for people of all ages and levels of fitness and helping us reconnect to the Joy of Movement!”

Flexibility, agility, mobility, strength, and stability. Joy, laughter, and the power of individual expression. Aerobics, stretching, coordination, technique, beauty.  Nia includes it all, and teachers and classes can be found worldwide.

We were blessed to have such power and giveaway fill our space today, calling us all into the dance!