Happy Birthday Snake People!

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Happy birthday to the Snake! For those not familiar with SunBear’s Earth Astrology, those born from October 24 to November 21 have the Snake as their birth animal totem, which corresponds to the sun sign of Scorpio.

We can learn so much about our natural selves from the animal world, including how to be more efficient and balanced with our everyday energy.

Snakes are very adaptable to their environment, sometimes changing their color to blend more closely with landscape. They are highly sensitive to touch and vibrations. Snake is also the keeper of alignment with Grandfather Sun as it sheds its skin yearly.  Snake totem people are also highly adaptable and able to shed their old skin of thoughts, perceptions and philosophies when it’s time to transform into a new phase of life. Change may not come easily to a snake person, but when it does, it’s usually a permanent one.

Snake, especially the rattlesnake, is the teacher of the nagual (spiritual) enemies of fear and death.  Calling on the medicine of the Snake can assist the movement through fear and the many deaths that occur in life as a part of change and transformation.

Snake is also the protector of all the teacher plants and the healing herbs, and holds the secrets of spiritual sexuality, of Quodoushka. Snake totem people, contrary to a snake’s cold blood, can be highly sexual beings. Snake, along with the raven and crow, is a teacher of the Twenty Count, in that the sigils of the Twenty Count and the four Worlds are carried on its back. Along with communicating telepathically with other animals, snake is the protector of women’s lodges, and warns when you are out of alignment with the plant and mineral world.

Did you know that, throughout the world, there are approximately 2500 species of snake!  Living snakes are found on every continent except Antarctica, and on most smaller land masses; exceptions include some large islands, such as Ireland, Iceland, Greenland, the Hawaiian archipelago, and the islands of New Zealand.  Most species are nonvenomous and those that have venom use it primarily to kill and subdue prey rather than for self-defense.

What do you think? Where can you add a little snake medicine to your life?

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Twenty Count Tuesday – Great Spirit, Great Mystery

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There is a Flash of Lightning and a Clap of Thunder! In an instant that becomes infinity, you are imploded into the Sound of Lightning and exploded into the Light of the Thunder! You soar through the Gateway of Infinity, flow through time, space and dimension and awaken as you fall into the West of the Center of the Circle. You have met the twentieth Power, the Great Mystery, the Great Spirit and you, we, all things have now become One with the Everything!

7 Arrows – Rainbow Arrow of Illumination

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When we pick up the first light arrow of Self-Awareness, the dark arrow of attachments is broken. Becoming self-aware destroys ignorance.  And our developing concept of self helps us to discern what is a true reality need and what is not.

By choosing self-awareness from our quiver, the gift of the 1st Rainbow Arrow is Illumination.  Grandfather Sun, the first power of the Twenty Count, shines down on us and we feel the warmth and light of his rays throughout our whole being. We accept the Light as the source of our knowledge, illumination and enlightenment. We lighten up with the smile of the sun’s rays. Light is our focus.

When we allow our spirits to expand, when we soar with the eagle, we can catch those insights which illuminate our life.  When we compound the illuminations, we can achieve enlightenment.

Twenty Count Tuesday – Sacred Hokkshideh-hey, Hokkshideh, Higher Self

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The nineteenth Power includes the Great Hokkshideh-heys, all balanced and harmonious souls, cosmic teachers, and our Hokkshideh, our own Higher Self.  The Hokkshideh-hey are also the great Buddha, universal teachers, and the Bodhisattvas.  This power also includes the Breath of Life; our perfectly balanced male and female energy; and the triangle of Soul, our inner atom of genetic encoding (DNA, RNA, ETA).

In the Cosmic Orchestra, the Hokkshideh-hey and Hokkshideh sing the Cosmic Chant, the Chant of Total Balance and Harmony of All Things within the Everything. As they sing, they point to the Northeast where you see a Light that Speaks with the voice of Thunder.

Twenty Count Tuesday – Sacred Achlohtah-hey

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We can play all the Songs now since we know all the Music and can Dance all the Dances.  “Go Beyond,” they sing, “Go Beyond all that appears to be.” This you can do by moving within the Song of the Southeast, the Song of the sixteenth Power. These are the Enlightened Souls and they sing a Song and carry a Light that is a Great Rainbow. They sing the Chant called the Chant of the Many Paths. They sing the Chant called the One to the Many and the Many to the One Chant. Their song is a powerful song. It says within its words, “You, little brother, little sister, are the Way, the Light and the Truth. Look within yourself and find the Light. Know that Truth can be found from anywhere on the Wheel and that the only Way is any Way that leads to the Center of the Wheel.” They begin to teach us how to find our Way. They sing the Chant called the Way of Honoring your Brothers and Sisters.

The Sacred Achlohtah-hey are the Enlightened Earthly Masters, those who gained enlightenment while in a physical body.  We know these best as Jesus Christ, Krishna, Buddha, and Kwan Yin. Each one of us have the potential to become enlightened in this body in this life.

“Timeless truth, I tell you: ‘whoever believes in me, those works which I have done he will also do, and he will do greater works than these, because I am going to the presence of my Father.'” ~ John 14:12, from the Aramaic Bible in Plain English

Twenty Count Tuesday – Souls of all Sacred Humans

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At the fifteenth power, the Souls of all Humans, we begin to dance for joy. We begin to see through the eyes and ears of all our brother and sister humans. As we see through their eyes and hear with their ears, we realize that they are like mirrors to us. In fact, everything around us, every Power within this Orchestra, is a mirror.  Each reflects back to us our own Inner Light. This reflection is carried on the Sacred Winds as the Songs of our Soul and we can see this Great Mirror reflected back to us from the East of Center of the Circle of Life. It sings the Gathering Together Circle Song and chants the Sacred Rainbow Chant of the SunDance Way.  It sings to us, little sister, little brother, the Look within Yourself Song. See the Beauty of All that is. Open our eyes and look around you and see the many mirrors and the many powers. Look into and through the eyes of even one brother or sister and you can see the Whole Universe!

We know deep within the interdependence, interconnectedness, interreliability of all the worlds, especially the human world.

 

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 Grandmother Planets

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There are many Songs in many Dances in many lives. Yet we had thought there was but one Song. That was our feeling of separation! We turn to the West so that we might hear the Song of the Looking within Circle Chant that is coming from the twelfth Power, the Grandmother Planets.  There are also many Songs and Dances coming from this Power. All of these speak of many lives, of all our brothers and sisters, throughout all the planets and worlds of this Universe.  There are, in fact, many Great Orchestras. They are singing to us the Grandmother Songs of the Power of Woman. Especially, they sing the special Song of Everything is Born of Woman.  We begin to spin and dance with this Beauty.

Sacred Grandmother Planets are the twelve planets with human life.

Twenty Count Tuesday – Sacred Grandfather Stars & Sister Moon

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We look again to the East and we see and hear many Voices, many Instruments, many Songs being played in harmony with Grandfather Sun’s Song. These are the Grandfather Stars, the eleventh Power. They are singing the Song of Inspiration and the Chant of the Heyoehkahs.  There are many Songs here and each is a Sacred Teacher. The Light coming from these Songs begins to reveal to us our own illusions. We begin to see why it is so hard and yet so simple to sing this Song.

Sacred Grandfather Stars are those stars who are suns for planets with human life.

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Twenty Count Tuesday – Sacred Measure of Intellect

treecircle_1280It seems as though the Circle is complete, but then we really begin to awaken. We feel drawn, pulled by a spinning, whirling sensation. It is as if the winds of a tornado were blowing us towards the North of the Center of this Great Wheel, this Great Orchestra. The Power is elusive, the sound is on a very high scale and comes from the tenth Power. It is on such a high scale that the light-within-the-sound seems beyond our ability to perceive. The sound-within-the-light seems to be ringing inside our head, inside our own mind. For a brief moment as we are singing our Song, playing our Music, dancing our Dance, we fall into perfect rhythm and harmony. In this moment, we realize that this tenth Power is the Great Measure, the Great Intellect that lies within ourselves. It lies within every Note, Song, Sound, Light, Presence and Power within this Great Orchestra.

We are conscious of it and yet unconscious of it. We seem to be a part of it and yet not a part of it. We struggle to remain in harmony and not lose it, for we know, intuitively, that it is here that all of the Energies, all of the Instruments, Sounds and Songs are collected. They are blended together in a Collective and Unified Circle.

Now we dance at a Gateway. We see, hear, sense and feel the experience of this great SunDance. We realize that if we can dance through this Gateway, an even greater Song is being played. This Song is coming from within the Circle and from outside the Circle at one and the same time. There is a “double energy” that is coming from each of these Powers on the Wheel of Life.

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