Human World: Red/Brown Humans

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South energies teach us how to give with our emotions with tenderness, which is a means of “energy motion” or “E-motion.” Emotions are meant to be expressed, to flow freely. In other words, if we are angry we give our anger; when we are happy we give happiness; when we are sad, we cry and give with sadness. Our emotions are a part of our beauty which we have to give away. As long as we are giving our emotions with tenderness our emotions are true, clear and clean expressions of what is happening with us. We are in balance.

As an incarnation in this race, we have the opportunity to align with the energies of the South – learning how to flow with the waters and be as the plants to give of our self in life and in nature.  We learn to align with the heart and fluidity of emotions and our heart connection with Nature.

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

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Strengthening Your Connection to the Mineral World

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A little child learns about the world through observation – miming, mimicking, and copying.  In Nature, we are the child, and the plants, animals, minerals, and spirit are the teachers.  Plants, animals, minerals, and spirit always communicate openly – no mind talk, no chatter – resonating in the various chakra centers of our body.  We can learn to hear by feeling their voices inside ourselves.

To start learning this new language, get into Nature away from noise and confusion.  Take an opportunity to wander in this place.  This is actually a walking meditation.  Don’t decide where to walk.  Quiet your mind; just walk and listen.

Walk as though you are playing a game in which an invisible friend is pulling you gently by a slender silver thread connected to your navel.  After a while, you may feel “drawn” to a particular place or stone without knowing why.  Take the time to send energy to that stone or rock, appreciating its beauty and its give-away.

Lie on your stomach on a large boulder.  Spread your arms and legs out, and focus on your navel.  As you breathe through your navel into the rock, experience the energy flowing between you and the rock.  Be aware of thoughts and insights that come to you that are not your thoughts.  You may suddenly know something, but don’t know how or why you know it.  Just accept it.  How does it make you feel?  Don’t let your mind kick in to question your sensations, feelings or hunches.  If distracting chatter intrudes, just let it pass through you and move back into your inner silence.  Communication will come through your body sensing and your chakras, through your intuition, and through your heart, not through your mind.

You may also want to take a class from someone who is an experienced practitioner in the use of crystals for balancing energy in the body.  Learn how to use crystal energy for your own healing.

Locate a Zen garden in your community to visit.  These gardens are arranged so that there is an instant communication that speaks as a wholeness.  A Zen garden has impact because of the artistry of the arrangement, to be sure, but it also communicates strongly because of the alchemy, because of the consciousness of the essence of the rocks and plants.  This environment stills your brain chatter.  You feel a part of it.  Everything else outside is eclipsed, and the rest of the world falls away.  So, what is it doing to you?  It is actually shifting you into an altered state of awareness and consciousness, letting you feel more connected.  Very often, you may feel a need to goo inward; you will feel your body relax and let go of stress.  The plants and rocks are speaking to you through pure energy-to-energy translation.

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

Twenty Count Tuesday – Sacred Earth Mother

rose-793759_1280 We seem to be playing faster now and more smoothly. We can no longer separate the Instruments from ourselves. We can no longer separate the sounds from the music. It is a part of us and this now seems natural. Deep within our heart we realize that the Song and the Dance have always been there and we sing for joy as we turn towards the South again. We begin to see and hear a sweet and gentle voice singing the beautiful lyrics of the Heart of the Plants. We realize that their Spirit is singing to us the Song of Nature. This is the thirteenth Power, our Earth Mother.  Her Song is beautiful for it carries the Light and the Spirit of all the Plants straight into the fibers of our Being. Her Song travels up the light paths of the umbilical cord of life and straight into our hearts. Hers is the beautiful Song of the Blessed Beauty Way Chant.

Twenty Count Tuesday – Sacred Animals

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Across from the Plants and the Waters, sitting in the North, are the Sacred Animals. They are the fourth Power and the second children of the Sun and the Earth. The Song they sing is one that is carried on the Sacred Winds which blow fiercely through our minds, like a hurricane and its howling of Awakening. Sometimes the winds blow gentle and soft and whisper Clarity.

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The Dance of the Twenty Count: 11 – 20 As Above Recap

Did you miss any?

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 our past posts, we’ve taken you through each of the powers to introduce you to qualities, vibrations, and give aways of the numbers 1- 10, representing the powers that are the “so below“…the numbers that are related to this 3rd dimensional reality and “all that is green“…

Then, we took you through the upper numbers (11-20), presenting the powers that are the “as above“…the numbers that are related to beyondthis 3rd dimensional reality and “all that is blue“…

For a recap of numbers 11 – 20, click on the links below.

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The Dance of the Twenty Count: 20 The Great Spirit

The Dance of the Twenty Count: 19 Universal Teachers

The Dance of the Twenty Count: 18 Karma Masters

The Dance of the Twenty Count: 17 Dream Teachers

The Dance of the Twenty Count: 16 Enlightened Masters

The Dance of the Twenty Count: 15 Souls of All Humans

The Dance of the Twenty Count: 14 Coatl

The Dance of the Twenty Count: 13 Quetzal

The Dance of the Twenty Count: 12 Grandmother Planets

The Dance of the Twenty Count: 11 Grandfather Stars & Sister Moons

The Dance of the Twenty Count: 1- 10 So Below Recap

The Dance of the Twenty Count: 3 Sacred Plants

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.

As we begin to discuss the lower numbers, we begin with the powers that are the “so below“…the numbers that are related to this 3rd dimensional reality and “all that is green“…

3 = Sacred Plants

500px / Lake Wanaka by Karen Plimmer

500px / Lake Wanaka by Karen Plimmer

Sacred plants refer to the actual physical plants on the planet. The grasses and grains, herbs, shrubs. flowers. fruits and trees, are that which we call the “standing tree nations.”

Out of Grandmother Earth’s and Grandfather Sun’s lovemaking, the first born children, the plants are born. They are givers, and without their gift of life, neither animals nor humans would have the potential for life. It is through the oxygenation process of changing carbon dioxide into oxygen that we receive the air we breathe.

Therefore, we say the plants give us the breath of life which is life itself. They so this by seeking perfection of form through trust and innocence. They teach us about our connection with all forms of all things as well as how to stand in the center of our own essence.

The Dance of the Twenty Count: 2 Grandmother Earth

The Dance of the Twenty Count: 1 Grandfather Sun

The Dance of the Twenty Count: An Intro

Do Trees Communicate?

Trees have long been a symbol of “life” in a variety of traditions through the ages. You may have observed how its limbs, branches, leaves kiss the sky and grow each year reaching upward toward the sky (“the as above“) while its roots are well entrenched in Grandmother Earth (“the so below“) to feed and nourish its own ecosystem, while providing oxygen and substance for the ecosystem surrounding it. But did you also know that trees have a unique way of communicating with the worlds of Grandmother Earth  including us?

Take a look at this video discussing how science currently sees that trees can and do communicate.

“The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see nature all ridicule and deformity… and some scarce see nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself.” – William Blake

The Four Worlds of Great Spirit Recap

As humans we tend to think of ourselves as the only habitants of this planet. But in fact we live among four worlds on Grandmother Earth: the Mineral, the Plant, the Animal, and the Human. In the story of creation from the Sweet Medicine SunDance Path, each of these worlds had a way of coming into being and have special gifts they offer us to this day so that we may live in balance as one.

Did you miss our last posts? Read them here:

The Beginning

Mineral World

Plant World

Animal World

Human World

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photo by by Jenny Woodward

The Worlds of Great Spirit: The Plant World

In the story of creation from the Sweet Medicine SunDance Path, the Plant World was the second to be created on what we know as Grandmother Earth.

The plants are the givers of energy. What it means for the plants to be givers is that their gift, their essence of “being” as a plant is to give. They give nourishment, shelter, beauty, inspiration and most importantly through the photosynthesis, the oxygen we breathe … our breath of life.

Plants teach unconditional giving. You don’t find a plant trying to decide who it will give air to today according to its likes or dislikes. It simply gives.

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Read the first world to be created: The Mineral World