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

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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