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The 24 pages in this Medicine Wheel section are linked below
Dance of the Elemental Properties
Now that you understand how to enter
each element's core essence, and how to read its signature,
I'd like to see you continue doing this exercise to the point
of saturation. You'll know when you've achieved that level and
meanwhile I want to shift gears just a bit. Each Dance exercise
we do will add another Key to the proverbial Keyring of the
Seeker and you're going to hear me reference that a lot as we
go. It's become a favorite metaphor for me. When we began with
the introduction, in essence I handed you a Keyring. As we began
to Dance the Wheel you began picking up the Keys you would need
along the way to open some very special doors. In this Dance
you will add yet another. Jingle...jingle...jingle...jangle.
Keep collecting them as they have a very special Song to sing
Going back to the start of this last
exercise and tapping into the energy signature, I'd like to
see you take in the symbology of each element. The first post
at the top of this forum gives an overview of what the Seven
Sacred Directions offer. As you go through the properties of
the elements rise up and down the Shamanic Tree between the
Three Worlds and see how the elements function on each level.
The elemental forces permeate all dimensions and are active
there just as they are here in the physical sense but they have
a shift of their own on the different levels so get to know
Come to know their spirit by exploring
that energy signature in an extended comprehension. Again I
want you to push away any visions that may try to slip through.
I want you to sense the energy as it initiates itself relative
to the seasonal attributes, the time of day it rules over, the
perspectives it holds, and see how that increases its Voice.
Then see the interrelationships of the whole as you begin fully
understanding their cycles through the Wheel of the Year, through
Life, through your life.
Knowing the extremes to which each
element is capable of infusing its energy upon life and upon
us helps us learn to work with that energy. We learn control
by observing it and seeing through our senses the power we are
dealing with. Aware, we come to understand why it's so important
to choose our words carefully, to think them out before calling
on these forces to work with or for us in any capacity. You
don't open a floodgate to see what happens. You look at that
floodgate, see the power of the water's force behind the dam
and you know you have to let it trickle out slowly to avoid
a flood. Unless you need the full force of an element behind
the work you are doing it's important to not call upon it at
that level. Learn to control your needs and apply that control
to the work you do. A little goes a long, long, long way.
By observing and interacting on
these levels and becoming familiar with the energy signatures,
communication, and the strength of the raw elements themselves,
you gain so much insight. As you re-Dance this exercise, start
formulating different questions to the elements. Questions such
"What is our relationship to
"What is it that I am to learn from you?"
"Which of my gifts will you help me enhance?"
"What wisdom will you
share with me today?"
Then be silent and listen, feel, sense the answers. Questions
along these lines will help you identify your personal relationship
with each force at play here. Your awareness will continue to
expand and there are no limits to what you can achieve unless
you limit yourself. Alone this is a powerful Key for your Keyring.
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