Five Reflections: Five Elements

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Let us begin with the five elements of nature – water, wind, earth, fire, and the void.  These are simple building blocks of creation.  When all else fails, we return again to the simple basics.  When we find no entry point into the experience life places on our doorstep, these five elements give us at least five entry points.

We can go to the water and let it cleanse us and open our heart.

We can go to the wind to clear our head, to release the mindless chatter and to find new perspective.

The earth is our home.  But, how frequently are we aware of the earth beneath our feet?  Since we go to the store or restaurant rather than tilling the earth with our own hands to produce our food, we forget and disconnect.

Fire is an entirely different matter.  Fire burns until all fuel is devoured.  It is worthy of our respect and health fear.  Fire irresistibly beckons us and we are drawn like moths to a flame.  Paradoxically, it calls us to go within to find our vision and inner passion.

The fifth element, the void, is not one we are as familiar with for it cannot be handled in the same way as the other four elements.  Because of this, some would say that it does not exist.  “It’s nothing,” they say.  Yet, it is out of this “nothing” that “everything” is created.

It is true that the void is invisible to the normal or naked eye.  It appears to simply be empty space.  Yet, this emptiness contains the mystery of life, the forces of creation, the magnetism of spirit.  Religions formulate entire belief systems to explain it, scientists do endless experiments to understand it, and seekers quest for visions to make the unknown known.  Look into this mystery and feel its pull.

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Learning to Listen

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The key to developing a greater facility to communicate is to listen, to hear what other worlds are telling us and awaken them inside ourselves.  We possess a direct connection to the other four worlds of Grandmother Earth.  We contain minerals in our body; we are animal in that we are two-leggeds; we are the water and nutrients of the plant carried in our blood; and we come from pure spirit at birth and return to pure spirit at death.

People just haven’t learned how to listen.  We usually speak and listen from our brains, filtering everything from a chorus of our pretender voices and brain chatter.  Furthermore, language – words – as our primary means of communication limits our experiences and separates us, thus contributing to the chatter that prevents us from hearing.

We are like walking radios tuned into only one station.  We must get rid of the static and develop a wide band of receiving and broadcasting stations that are an intrinsic part of our natural self.  To do that we need to know more about the nature of each of the worlds, their essence or give-away, and their role in the matrix of life here on Grandmother Earth.

For the next few weeks, we will be looking at what it means to be a balanced human and how each of the five aspects within each world of Grandmother Earth assists us in attaining this balance so we can become sacred humans.  Stay tuned, like or follow or blog or Facebook page so you don’t miss any one aspect.

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

First Universal Law

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“Maximum Efficiency with Minimum Effort”

The Universe demonstrates the movement of all energy and motion from spirit into substance and then back from substance into spirit through maximum efficiency with minimum effort.  This means that the Everything creates any form of any thing without wasted or ill-used energy in its application of evolution.  Human beings, with their free will, constantly violate the energy laws, producing the dissonance and imbalance; consequently, we struggle and strive and fight.  If we have a strong connecting link with the intent of Great Spirit, then we are in alignment with this law.  When you are working hard and not getting anywhere, you are out of alignment; paddling upstream, so to speak.

Play more with spirit, and allow your energy to flow: Be like water.  Your resistance will decrease, and you will start to move forward and make progress.  This law creates the lines of least resistance.

To learn more, check out the Song of the Deer by Thunder Strikes with Jan Orsi or The Thirty Sacred Laws by Claudia van Corva.

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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