The Dance of the Twenty Count: Inspiration

“This is 20. One of the first ways to learn the 20 Count is to see it as though you are each power, each number and say it in this way:

‘I am 20. I am Wakan Tanka. I am the Great Spirit.

I am WahKahn the creatress, the Great Grandmother. I am SsKwan the Creator, the Great Grandfather.

I am the universal force and the universal law.

I am the sphere of pure orgastic light of love and awareness. I am the Great Spirit. I am 20.’

If you say it that way, something starts to happen inside. Rather than seeing it as something out there, it’s not. It’s in here, and that what I want you to connect to, because it does something very magickal.

It helps you to understand your part of being the solution instead of the problem in the universe and the planet.”

– Harley SwiftDeer Reagan, 1989

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

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

The Dance of the Twenty Count: An Intro

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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: 19 The Universal Teachers

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.

Thus far we have presented in each blog post, 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“…

As we discuss the upper numbers (11-20), we begin with the powers that are the “as above“…the numbers that are related to beyond this 3rd dimensional reality and “all that is blue“…

19 = Hokkshideh-hey (Universal Teachers)

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The Hokkshideh-hey (pronounced hoke-shee-dah-hey) is our highest High Self which helps us to know our self as greater than what we think our self to be. 19 is perfectly balanced male and female energy. It is the great Buddhas, Bodhisattvas and are the universal teachers.

Our Hokkshideh-hey shows us the greater picture of what’s happening in our lives. It guides us to the greater possibilities for our soul’s growth. It is the inhale and exhale of all life and is the breath of life itself. The Hokkshideh-hey’s teach us that all things are possible within the Everything.

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: 18 Karma Masters

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.

Thus far we have presented in each blog post, 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“…

As we discuss the upper numbers (11-20), we begin with the powers that are the “as above“…the numbers that are related to beyond this 3rd dimensional reality and “all that is blue“…

18 = Chuluamahdah-hey (Karma Masters)

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The Chuluamahdah-hey are the keepers of our Book of Life and represent the number 18. They are the magickal teachers and work with pure magickal energies such as the ten Magickal Laws to create your everyday (tonal) physical world.

The Book of Life is the place where our sacred images for this lifetime are stored or recorded. These images are all the mirrors that we chose, out of which and within which we reflect ourselves. They give you the teachings you have asked for in this life in order to grow and evolve. These sacred images are the karma and dharma which we are dealing with in this lifetime.

In the Sweet Medicine SunDance Path, karma is lessons or patterns we have repeated from one lifetime to the next. They are in our lives to learn from. Karma is readily identifiable because it often translates as pain. When we change the pattern, we will experience a different outcome and … hopefully … pleasure or happiness. In other words, we will experience dharma.

Our elders teach us that when you were in spirit, your greater self met with the Chuluamahdah-hey and discussed what lessons unlearned in other lifetimes you still needed to learn, and which ones you were wanting to learn in your next incarnation.

Next you decided on what parents, social, economic, political and religious settings to be born into that would give you the best chance to learn these lessons. All of these decisions and more were recorded in your Book of Life, which is only for this spirit personality living here on Earth in the present. (The collections of all of your lifetime lessons are known as the Akashic Records, which also include your sacred images.)

The Chuluamahdah-hey teach us how to break unproductive patterns through learning how to use chaotic energy. When you break these patterns, you change karma to dharma and pain into pleasure.

Isn’t it time for a little less pain and a little more pleasure in your life?

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: 17 Dream Teachers

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.

Thus far we have presented in each blog post, 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“…

As we discuss the upper numbers (11-20), we begin with the powers that are the “as above“…the numbers that are related to beyond this 3rd dimensional reality and “all that is blue“…

17 = Kachina-hey (Dream Teachers)

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The Kachina-hey are called dream souls or dream teachers because they work with pure archetypal symbols, sigils and images through the place of the dream in the fifth dimension. They work with us in our sleeping dream and teach us through symbols and sigils about our patterns so that we may understand them better. The Kachinas are teachers of natural laws, science and mathematics. They are great awakeners of memory. In the Christian tradition, they are equivalent to the archangels.

The Kachina-hey also teach us how to go through fear to get to the other side of what that fear is really teaching us. The story goes that as a part of a young boy’s initiation into manhood in old tribal times, his uncles, old brothers and father would dress up as Kachinas and kidnap the young boy, taking him to the woods, surely evoking fear in the young boy along the way.

Once in the woods, they took off their masks, and the young boy could see that it was only his father, brothers and uncles, thereby teaching him that what he thought was something to be afraid of was nothing but his closest relatives. A very good reminder for us all that “we have nothing to fear, but fear itself.”

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: 16 Enlightened Masters

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.

Thus far we have presented in each blog post, 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“…

As we discuss the upper numbers (11-20), we begin with the powers that are the “as above“…the numbers that are related to beyond this 3rd dimensional reality and “all that is blue“…

16 = Achlohtah-hey (Enlightened Masters)

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16 represents the Achlohtah-hey (pronounced: Ak-a-loh-tah-hey). “Ach” means to see, “lotah” to know and “hey” to be awakened. The Achohtah-hey are our spiritual ancestors in the form of the enlightened masters who have walked on the Earth in an enlightened state as earthly masters and achieved full enlightenment while they were actually in physical form.

Enlightenment is remembering how to tune ourselves as an instrument into a harmonic resonance with the song of the Universe.

The Achlohtah-hey work with us through the spirit world. They stay in their luminous form and work with our psychic-kinetic and electromagnetic energies. They are the teachers of actualization and how to dance our sacred dream awake.

They teach us how to assume authority by taking  our own power, and teach us that even for us everyday humans, enlightenment is indeed possible.

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: 15 Souls of All Humans

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.

Thus far we have presented in each blog post, 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“…

As we discuss the upper numbers (11-20), we begin with the powers that are the “as above“…the numbers that are related to beyond this 3rd dimensional reality and “all that is blue“…

15 = Souls of All Humans

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15 is the souls of all humans and is all matter. It is our collective soul, the universal mind, collective unconscious into universal consciousness. In other words, it is our own individual consciousness and unconsciousness becoming the collective consciousness, moving into the state of universal consciousness.

Everything that  exists knows of its alignment and interconnection to the everything EXCEPT humans. We have been taught in the Sweet Medicine SunDance Path that we are here to learn our connection to the Wheel of Life. The Taoist speak of it this way: they say when a blade of grass is cut, the entire universe shudders… that is how connected we are within the souls of all humans and all matter. All matter is us. Everything that exists is a part of us. Hence, 15 is the key to knowing our own true nature spirit personality.

According to our Elders, we humans are a thought of the Great Spirit in its attempt to see itself in all of its many reflections. Our Elders say that the moment a human is willing to look through its brothers and sisters, the Great Spirit will see the universe and will know itself.

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: 14 Coatl

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.

Thus far we have presented in each blog post, 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“…

As we discuss the upper numbers (11-20), we begin with the powers that are the “as above“…the numbers that are related to beyond this 3rd dimensional reality and “all that is blue“…

14 = Coatl (The Spirit of All Animals)

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Coatl as 14 is the spiritual energy of all the animals and is also known as Earth Father. In the Sweet Medicine SunDance Path, 14 is called Sweet Medicine (another name for animals) and Seven Arrows. 14 is also known as the Son of the Perfect Dream. To the Christians, Coatl is known as the Holy Ghost or Holy Spirit. Remember, it was a dove that came into the crown chakra of Jesus after He was baptized.

Without exception, each of the major religious traditions around the world used their animal totem (the image and symbol of an animal) to denote this presence of the passing of knowledge: the Dove for Jesus, the Eagle for the Native Americans, the Tiger for Buddha, the Crane for Lao Tzu. In our own Sweet Medicine SunDance Path, we take our name from all Sweet Medicine animals. Shamans use Coatl in their shamanic journeys to bring about healing, using the spirit of the animal to heal the spirit of the human.

14 is also our intellectual instincts and our feelings. Most importantly, 14 is the key to being human. It is the teacher of what we call the 5 huaquas of being human: health, hope happiness, harmony and humor and our ability to be here now. 

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: 13 Quetzal

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.

Thus far we have presented in each blog post, 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“…

As we discuss the upper numbers (11-20), we begin with the powers that are the “as above“…the numbers that are related to beyond this 3rd dimensional reality and “all that is blue“…

13 = Quetzal

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13 represents Quetzal and is symbolic of death and change and death giving life. Quetzal is known in many cultures by many names. She is the Goddess Beauty, Goddess Nature and Death Mother. In the Sweet Medicine SunDance Path, the Elders have taught us she is the Daughter of the First Breath. Christians call her Blessed Virgin Mary. In Mexico, she is Virgin de Guadalupe, and Native Americans in North America call her White Buffalo Woman. Different names, same feminine energy.

Quetzal is Earth Mother, the spiritual consciousness of all plants. When we eat a plant, its physical nutrition is not all that feeds us. Rather, when we are eating a plant (3), it releases its consciousness or spirit (10), and that (3 + 10 = 13) is what gives us sustenance and nourishment.

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: 12 Grandmother Planets

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.

Thus far we have presented in each blog post, 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“…

As we discuss the upper numbers (11-20), we begin with the powers that are the “as above“…the numbers that are related to beyond this 3rd dimensional reality and “all that is blue“…

12 = Grandmother Planets

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In the Sweet Medicine SunDance Path, the number 12 is expressed through the Grandmother Planets. These are the planets on which human life is present and revolve around Grandfather Suns.  Our Elders have said there are 12 planets with human life in this universe. (Yes 12!)

12 in the Children’s Count refers to any body of energy within which sacred life can form or take place. It also means the grandmothers, any woman who is the bearer of life, the carrier of life, and therefore the number of the goddess.

Because 12 is also our ability to be present here now, it represents the opportunity to gain total inner clarity of our Higher Self through meditation, chanting, prayers and ceremony. It is the point that we call the moment of internal light, the moment of awakening into one’s truth, of actualizing collective conscious awakened memory.

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

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