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.
In each direction of the Warrior Attributes wheel, there are two attributes. The first attribute carries the feminine energy and the second carries the masculine energy. In each pair, you must have the feminine aspect mastered before you can step into and embody the masculine aspect.
The Warrior’s Attributes in the Southwest are space and distance. This refers to the gap between yourself and life’s experiences. When the action is happening and the cameras are rolling, space refers to how well you can stay open to the action and remain centered within yourself.
Distance refers to how close you will allow others (and life’s experience) inside your energy field. You will notice that a boxer constantly leads with short jabs, trying to gauge the space between himself and his opponent. When he determines the amount of space, he will know the distance he needs to cover in order to deliver his knock-down punch. When confronted with a closed symbol, do you need to create more space or close the gap in order to deal with it?
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Red Lodge Longhouse starts a new year in Calgary, Australia, and Arizona
The Red Lodge Longhouse, the basic training program in spiritual and personal growth of the Sweet Medicine SunDance Path, kicks off a new year in January in three locations: Calgary, Alberta, Canada; Australia; and Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
Red Lodge Longhouse is a four year program of adventurous learning, self-challenge, and spiritual growth, taking students through the basic teachings of this path, and all of the ceremonies in the first three Gateways. The Longhouse meets 5 or 6 weekends per year (depending on the location), plus a ceremonial week that takes students out into nature.
The Calgary Red Lodge program, now in its third year, offers classes to first year Red Lodge students on this schedule:
- February 10 -12
- March 9 – 11
- May 11 – 13
- June 8 -10
- July 21 – 28 (ceremonial days)
- September 7 – 9
- November 30 – December 2
For more information, you can attend a Red Lodge information session on January 8 (contact email@example.com). Note that Calgary’s registration deadline is January 8!
Red Lodge Longhouse Australia starts its year in March. It runs a 5-weekend schedule, meeting on these dates:
- March 15-18
- June 7-10
- August 2-5
- September 1-6 (ceremonial days)
- November 1-4
- January 10-13, 2013
If you’d like to learn more about the program in Australia, contact firstname.lastname@example.org .
The Arizona Red Lodge Longhouse runs a 6-weekend schedule, meeting on the following days in 2012:
- January 20-22
- February 24-26
- April 20-22 (years 1-3); April 27-29 (year 4)
- June 1-3
- July 27-29
- September 17-23 (ceremonial days)
- November 16-18
For more information about the Arizona program, contact email@example.com.
Red Lodge Longhouse debuts new Year 4 curriculum in Arizona January 2011
In 2011 Arizona Red Lodge Longhouse completes the cycle with the new, improved Red Lodge curriculum as it debuts the new Red Lodge Year 4.
Year 4 allows students to deepen their knowledge of the Sweet Medicine SunDance Path healing paradigm, explores how we play out and deal with addiction patterns in our lives, and works with a broad set of teachings and ceremony related to self-growth and the maturation process.
Year 4 also provides opportunities for students to complete the 3rd gateway ceremonial process.
For more information on Arizona Red Lodge, visit the AZ Red Lodge web site, or call (888) 391-9033, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Red Lodge Longhouse is offered in several locations around the world: Toronto, ON, Canada; Detroit, MI, USA; Calgary, AB, Canada; Tuscany, Italy; and Australia. For more information about Red Lodge in these other locations, visit the DTMMS Red Lodge locations and schedules page.