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Path Thunder-beings/Usable Energy The Teaching:
The Thunder-beings make up the love call of the Sky Nation.
The Fire Sticks, or lightning bolts, are a rare gift from the
Sky Father to the Earth Mother. The Thunderers who accompany
a storm carry the mating call that announces the Divine Union
of Earth and Sky. The Thunder-beings are the host of lovers
who give energy to the Earth Mother. The Thunder chief proclaims
the beauty of the love between Father Sky and Mother Earth.
The Fire Sticks create a bridge between the two lovers and are
a physical expression of their love for one another. The Cloud
People gather where the dance of union is to be held and house
the Thunder Chief and Fire Sticks within their bodies awaiting
the joyous time.
Through this intricate mating dance,
our Earth Mother is reenergized so that life may continue through
the nurturing Rains who feed her body. Since our Mother Earth
is magnetic in nature, she has need of the electric energies
supplied by the Thunder-beings. The Rain People recycle the
moisture of Sky World and give back to the Earth Mother so that
her body may feed all things green and growing.
As the cloak of Father Sky covers
the Earth Mother in a mantle of blue each day, we Two-leggeds
see the beauty of his love for her when the Cloud People form
and the thoughts of their combined ideas take physical shape.
In our Seneca tongue, Hail-lo-way-ain is the Language of Love.
This Language of Love is at work between Father Sky and Mother
When Mother Earth needs the love
and warmth of Grandfather Sun to support the needs of all of
her children, we see thunderstorms, lightning, and rain as their
bodies dance the Sacred Dance of Divine Union. The Thunder Chief
calls out in Hail-lo-way-ain, the ancient Language of Love,
for the Earth Mother to prepare herself for her bridegroom.
The Fire Medicine that comes between them is lightning (Fire
Sticks), which is directed along the lines of energy that form
a grid system over her body.
If a Fire Stick touches Mother Earth
in one area, the electricity may travel great distances to reenergize
those places that need the male energy that Father Sky supplies.
The individual needs of all parts of her body are assisted by
the Thunder-beings since they are Father Sky's Medicine Allies,
This act of love between Mother Earth
and Father Sky can be tender and gentle or torrid and passionate.
This lovemaking is experienced as weather changes and climatic
shifts by the Children of the Earth. Floods and fires, hailstorms
and tornadoes, hurricanes and typhoons are the freedom of nature.
In every case, the end result is the fulfillment of our Earth
Mother's needs and must be looked at from the viewpoint of the
greatest good for all living creatures. Great Mystery has a
hand in all acts of the Uniworld and each act supports the need
for growth and change.
My own life was saved in March 1986
by the Thunder-beings. I was driving across Utah, heading back
to California after my Grandfather passed to the Other Side
Camp. I was accompanied by a very disturbed young man who had
sought my counsel and healing. On that day, we had agreed to
travel in total silence and I had allowed him to drive my car.
We were going to take a shortcut through a pass that was not
usually open until summer. Fourteen miles up the pass we began
to see snow. We were going to see if the Medicine Man, Rolling
Thunder, could help my companion. I had been frightened by his
erratic behavior at the beginning of our journey two days earlier,
and I needed some assistance.
I broke the silence when he refused
to look at the sign that blocked the pass, warning of snow and
poor road conditions. The light was disappearing fast. When
I spoke of my concern, referring to the map that said the pass
was over 10,000 feet high with no more than a gravel road over
the top, the young man snapped. he gunned the accelerator and
propelled the car over a three-foot deep snowbank that covered
the entire road.
We slid on ice and the car ended
hanging precariously over the edge of the icy road. The Cloud
People had gathered and Grandfather Sun was far below the horizon
about to disappear for the day. I was paralyzed with fear for
a moment or two. I had never met Rolling Thunder, but Grandmother
Twylah had spoken of him as a wise and good Medicine Person.
I Entered the Silence and called upon his Medicine. At that
exact moment, a plea from my heart reached the Cloud People
and a clap from the Thunder-beings gave me courage. In that
moment, I realized that the young man wanted to die and he would
take me with him if he had to.
I distinctly heard the voice of
my Grandfather's spirit telling me to take charge. "I don't
know how," I replied. His voice told me to grab the camping
hatchet in the backseat and follow his instructions. I did.
I scuffled across the car seat, angrily ordering the man out.
Then I told him to start cutting Sagebrush and instructed him
to put it under the wheels for traction. While he was occupied,
I called to the Thunder-beings for assistance and then called
once again on the Medicine of Rolling Thunder, the Medicine
Man in Carlin, Nevada. I got into the car and felt the Thunder-beings
calm my heart and send me the message that help was on its way.
I gunned the motor and was able to slide the car onto the one
patch of gravel in the center of the road. In less than ten
minutes, a car appeared.
The old green Impala was filled
with a family of tow-headed children and their parents. The
father helped the young man accompanying me push my car while
I raced the engine and finally the car bounded over the avalanche
of ice and old winter snow. We thanked the family and then asked
why they passed the sign saying the road was closed. The man
replied that some man at a service station down at the last
town had told him it was open.
We all agreed to turn around and
go back down together. We turned on our headlights and began
the slow descent. After the fifth turn in the road, I looked
back because I could no longer see the lights from the Impala.
I stopped and waited. Finally, ignoring the screams of my companion,
I turned the car around and went back to look for the family.
The young man was so full of anger and hatred that it stunned
me. It was dark and raining, and he was hungry. My companion
didn't see why we should go back. The Impala had disappeard.
No car, no skid marks, no wrecks, nobody
over the side of the mountain. They had simply vanished. I know
that this story is one of mystery that I will never be able
to explain. I do know that I am protected. I never met Rolling
Thunder, but I honor his Medicine. The Thunder-beings are now
my Allies too. They have proven to me that they love and serve
The rolling Thunder-Beings, the
Fire Sticks, and the Cloud and Rain People taught me that I
could be strong in the face of death. They cleansed my fear
of being controlled by another person. They also assisted me
in cleansing my guilt of not being able to help that young man
when he committed suicide one month later. The Thunder-beings
can bring us the courage to do those things and to master our
sense of loss by seeing the expansive plan.
The lovemaking of Mother Earth and
Father Sky bring renewal to the whole of Creation. Our personal
renewal, which Nature reflects, can be brought about by cleansing
our fears, cultivating new growth, releasing old habits, or
allowing ourselves to be loved and protected. The Thunder-beings
bring us the raw energy we need to change and renew our lives.
We humans are Catalyzers who have electromagnetic, giving and
receiving, bodies. We are the bridge that connects Earth and
Sky when we are in harmony. Like Mother Earth and Father Sky
we are male and female in nature. The command of usable energy
comes when male and female are in balance within us.
The Thunder-beings card is telling you that you are a Catalyzer
and may now command the usable energy at hand. You are being
funded with the energy needed to complete any task you have
in mind. If you have been trying without results or just couldn't
get enough steam going, this card signals relief. You can drop
the frustration and get on with it. The energy is now yours.
Call it to you and use it.
Usable energy comes in many forms.
See which kind of energy applies to your present situation and
then command it. Your body is the lightning rod and will conduct
all the energy you need. Shout your intention to the Sky Nation.
The Thunder-beings remind you to replenish yourself equally
to the amount of energy you spend.
By Cinnamon Moon
Among the dominant protective spiritual
forces in Sioux culture the ThunderBeings take on two specific
forms: the Thunderbird as representative of the ThunderBeings
in the sky and the Thunder Horse as their presence on earth.
They come from the West with the power to bring thunder and
lightning forming the rain. The Thunder Horse descends from
the sky to the mountain top, its hooves cause thunder and fire
when they strike the ground (lightning). When the warriors rode
into battle the prayed their steeds would become Thunder Horses
to take on the power of the ThunderBeings. The Thunderbird causes
lightning by blinking its eyes or creates thunder by flapping
its wings. As both bring on rain which nourishes life they are
important figures that symbolize protection and rebirth.
Part of my Medicine Path is to work
with the Sky Nation. I am honored to work with three ThunderBeings.
These Spirit Allies are very powerful beings and their Medicine
is expansive. I'd like to share one of my personal Medicine
Stories with you. On one occasion the ThunderBeings came to
me after I'd gotten a new puppy. Some of you will remember my
Mickey, who was one to guard over me as I slept. Mickey has
now crossed over and dwells with my main Guardian Spirit but
he is a part of the story I will share with you for it happened
when he was still physically with me.
To me the ThunderBeings appear as
bright, neon-blue beings of light, translucent, I can see through
them, but they are solid at the same time. They are dressed
in NA costume, blue from head to toe, and stand about 2 1/2
-3 feet tall. Mickey went into instant defense mode, barking
at them as if they were intruders for they just "popped"
into the room to wake me from a sound sleep. He chased around
the room after them as if they were leaping lizards, and they
teased him, very playfully. He wouldn't let them near me at
first and I had to clear the sleep from my head while taking
it all in initially. Finally I was able to grab him and get
him to settle down so they could deliver their messages.
They each took a turn, one by one
they came forward to touch me. Each gifted me with enhancements
to my Medicine. Their touch also instructed me on how to work
with it through a telepathic passage of enlightenment. It was
an amazing experience. Their touch was very gentle, but it spread
through me like an electrical charge (painlessly) and as it
expanded, my understanding of the Medicine expanded too.
As the first ThunderBeing touched
me it was like a nutshell had been given as his gift. But it
cracked open with his words and I knew what may pathwork was
being directed to accomplish by using his gift.
The second ThunderBeing touched me
and again the same thing happened, with that directive my path
widened and I could see further ahead to what Spirit wanted
me to do and how to apply that aspect in my own Medicine.
The third ThunderBeing did the same
thing and his directive blessed me with the acceptance of the
pathwork, for it was intimidating to think that I could accomplish
all that they were showing me. He brought me peace of mind and
heart. In this way I was given permission to use these aspects
of the energy the Thunder Beings bestowed upon me and add it
to my own Medicine Ways. This is in keeping with the teachings
of NA Medicine, and it is how we receive.
As quickly as they'd appeared that
night they were gone again, but those directives have continued
to expand throughout all levels and dimensions of my life. Everywhere
I look they have been pervasive. An energy in motion that just
keeps going and I'm so blessed to be honored by them and pass
that Medicine out into the worlds. My path of service became
illuminated, its reach expanded to limitless proportion, and
in that moment I saw the vastness of purpose Spirit was exposing
me to. Honored and humbled, it seemed a tremendous task had
been set before me and I couldn't comprehend how this would
unfold--it is rarely our doing that unfolds our path, we merely
walk it. Spirit sets up the roadway before us with challenges
that test our skills to overcome them so we can master our abilities
and understanding in the process before it smooths out again.
The challenges came, the Medicine
was needed to resolve the situations, and I called upon it to
do so each time. It was a complex process but one that allowed
me to gain confidence with it and a good measure of respect
as well as comfort in it. Today it serves me well, and it allows
me to serve others in ease as it is now second nature and very
simple for me to use. The intensity of the ThunderBeings is
imbedded in the Medicine, and it is wide-ranging--like adjusting
the flame on the stove beneath a kettle, it needs conscious
focus to initiate it but it's beautiful and it blesses my Path.
Like the appearance of the ThunderBeings themselves, small in
stature, yet capable of extensive expansion, the effect on my
spiritual growth since that visit has been equally expansive.
I've been made ready and they initiated me to that work in a
rite of passage that took well over a year to be completed.
The ability to call on them is not
taken lightly, the Medicine is used to help heal Mother Earth,
to guide others through the storms in their life lighting the
path ahead to expand their own spiritual horizons, and guide
them to Spirit as they cross from this world to the next where
my Spirit Helpers await and guide them as they continue that
journey. As this path expands for me, those individuals that
Spirit guides my way have need of this Medicine to help them
transition and I am in awe of how this is playing out. It is
fascinating. My transition into working with this Medicine on
these levels has triggered a release of powerful energy and
understanding that began on a cellular level. I witnessed my
own DNA setting that in motion. But it was initiated by the
combined touches of the three ThunderBeings. Touches that had
created an axis of the double helix, a whirling rainbow that
began the initiating of a spiritual metamorphosis. From this
process of cellular changes the energy began to expand ever
outward through my body into my auric field and at that point
I was able to release it out into the worlds. I can see its
multi-hued composite, trailing like smoke or wafting in the
air like sheer veils of fabric blowing in the wind. And like
this transformation when it is sent out it creates that same
unfolding process permeating the work that is being done. It
is gentle but as powerful as a mighty storm, and it is not called
upon lightly. I honor it, and the service it allows me to bring
Working with the Sky Nation as I
do has been a natural course of events that began in early childhood.
Perhaps because I am a child of Air it comes so naturally to
me as it has always been second nature. But over the years these
Allies of Air have Danced with me, trained me to work with their
Medicine, and shown me protection, compassion, and love. I have
a kinship with them that is such a blessing, and I just love
the freedom and expansiveness of these relationships. It's awesome.
So I thought I'd share another perspective on working with them
so you can see that there are many ways they manifest their
powers and work with us.
I carry a Thunder Horse shield and
ride this steed in journeys, he was gifted to me by a Medicine
Woman sister and Spirit Painter who sent him to me for protection
and power. He is accompanied by four Ravens lending their Medicine
to the work we do. Branded with two spirit hands, I place my
hands over them and merge with him to journey together into
other worlds where we fly together. Thunder Horses dwell in
the Sky Nation, they have the ability to fly and the ability
to run on land. Flames rise up from his hooves when he runs
but they do not char the land, they burn pure and leave a trail
behind us as we race through an environment then vanish. Those
flames can burn if he wills them to, but they are harmless unless
that is called for. I love the written works of Jamie Sams.
They are earthy and easy to understand for those coming to the
ways of NA spirituality and
so I highly recommend her work. For that reason I quoted from
her to begin this article. But I didn't want to just quote her,
I wanted to share with you that this is also the natural way
of things and whether we follow NA traditions or simply our
own evolutionary path, these are spiritual realities and will
come to us when we open to them.
The ThunderBeings do not serve those
who seek power to control, who seek to feed their egos and inflate
their perception of self. If they are called upon for those
purposes the individual will call forth a lesson that can be
painfully experienced and recoils harshly. However they do come
to those who are to wield this Medicine in service to the Earth
Mother and those Spirit brings to cross their path. They come
as a connective link that gives back to the worlds of dimension
by opening a channel between the worlds. If they appear to you
do not fear them, they are powerful but they are very loving,
and their touch is a gentle one when you hold right intent with
This is all I'm able to share publicly.
The Medicine is passed fully with discretion, and only when
Spirit directs that it be done. However sharing this story with
you is honoring my Medicine and the Sky Nation and I thank you
for allowing me to do so.
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