Looking Northward. . .
Today is July, 9th. In 10 days I’ll be stepping into the arbor again for the Sun Moon dance at Birdsong Peace Chamber in Pottstown, PA. Perhaps “stepping into” isn’t really appropriate, for I feel as though I’ve never completely stepped out.
This will be my fourth Sun Moon dance. As the directions go, I’ll be dancing in the North, the place of spiritual healing, where the blessings of our visions are received. I can’t even begin to predict what that might mean – not that I’d even attempt to in the first place.
Those who routinely read this blog have probably noticed a recurrent theme of late. Over the last few months, I’ve been blessed with several important dreams, journeys, and visions during which I’ve found myself in the presence of indigenous Elders. This, I’m sure, is not unrelated to the direction of the upcoming dance, because the North is also the place of Wisdom, and the Grandmothers and Grandfathers who carry it.
I’ve also noticed, for the last several months, that my heart is beginning to open in ways I can only describe as “magical”. When the Monkey Mind starts chattering away and rattling the bars of its cage, I find myself sinking into love, or rather, allowing the love that’s always there to move through me and out into the world. With this the mind falls silent, and contentment floods in to fill the empty space.
I’m grateful for the teachings I’ve received, and ask only to become a hollow bone; that their wisdom and light might flow through this body and out into the world that the People may live…