Understanding

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Perspective Is Everything

Published October 15, 2019 by tindertender

Recently I quizzed my longest known friend of 29 years, and another that I’ve known for 12 what their opinions of me were … the harshest thing that was said is, “Well, you’re weird”. And I thought, whew!

For a minute their (via someone’s vile perspectives) I was sucker punched right back into history. But not now, not after seeing and hearing the perspective of two people who know me well. How ridiculous that I would have ever entertained the opinion of one who knew me long ago.

Guilt or shame from the past can hinder us from progressing into the future. I really thought I had done well releasing that stuff, but a very kind person (a-hem) pulled it up and allowed me to see what still resides inside my heart. Now, because of this, I have opportunity to clean house a bit more, work I was not aware needed doing.

This one did not say the things said in order to help me (although, on a subconscious level this could be exactly what happened), however this is the case, a blessing was gifted me in the guise of attack. A showing of the hidden things in the crevasses of my heart, mind, and spirit/soul. Sometimes a tearing down must occur before a building up can happen.

I am excited, for the last Green Corn experienced was pure bliss. The opportunity I’ve had to face these hidden shames, the release that has taken place, the soothing my sisters have provided, and remaining with those I’ve been doing ceremony with, the next corn planting should be an even greater, heavenly experience.

‘Self’ cannot be truly understood without these ‘helpers’, so I bow to them. We have no need to visit this matter again. Seeing clearly, and thinking we are seeing clearly are two distinct things. In this circle our thoughts either assist us, or further our blindness. It is important to ask of ourself if what people tell us they see is actually there, or simply a reflection, a gaslighting, of their own inner reality.

It is not wise to harbor the opinions of ourself that others hold within their perspective (unless it is awesome!). Those in the practice of tearing people down should be used for the opportunities of growth they provide, nothing more that that. Use the lesson for continued growth, and move on.

I am the Sea! Every wave I feel distinctly as it rises and falls in me. I say to myself, “I’ll sit and wait.”

Why do I light all these candles and close my eyes, you ask? When the wax melts on these home made votives, it smells lovely. Smooth, slow jazz plays in my ears, shifting my energy flow.

There is this need in me to get in touch with my sensitivities … mind, body unity. Meditation (sitting still, in silence) and breathing are super important. Knowing that what we do does not have to look like it does for other people is important also. We are all different, after all, and yet the same.

When I say I am this or that, one or the other, I have not lied about who I am. I am Polarity.

I close my eyes and see the silhouette of a black cat open mouth, swallowing a dinosaur. HA! She ate a dinosaur! A striped tabby at rest, laying atop a wooden banister. CATS everywhere! They’ve been visiting me for a number of years now.

What the heck does Beta, Zemper, Mover mean?

Interesting … I’ve always said I was slow on the uptake … but once I get it, I get it.

Elder’s Meditation 10-14-19 (1)

Published October 14, 2019 by tindertender

“So unbelievable things like that happen. But you have to believe it first. Not wait until you see it first, then touch it, then believe it… You have to say it from the heart.”

— Wallace Black Elk, LAKOTA

The power of our belief system is incredible. The power of faith is a very natural power. How do we have faith? Inside of our minds we form a mental picture with our self talk. Self talk is recorded in our minds in three dimensions – words that trigger a picture, which has a feeling or an emotion attached to it. Once we get the words and the picture, it is the emotion that makes the idea turn into a belief. You get the right emotion by saying things from the heart. The heart is the source of emotions which can cause unbelievable things to happen.

Great Spirit, with You everything is possible.

https://whitebison.org/EldersMeditationApps.aspx

Make sure the story spinning in your head is the story written by YOU and CREATOR … no one else.

Before You Know

Published September 10, 2019 by tindertender

Written by Naomi Shihab Nye

Before you know what kindness really is
you must lose things,
feel the future dissolve in a moment
like salt in a weakened broth.
What you held in your hand,
what you counted and carefully saved,
all this must go so you know
how desolate the landscape can be
between the regions of kindness.
How you ride and ride
thinking the bus will never stop,
the passengers eating maize and chicken
will stare out the window forever.

Before you learn the tender gravity of kindness,
you must travel where the Indian in a white poncho
lies dead by the side of the road.
You must see how this could be you,
how he too was someone
who journeyed through the night with plans
and the simple breath that kept him alive.

Before you know kindness as the deepest thing inside,
you must know sorrow as the other deepest thing.
You must wake up with sorrow.
You must speak to it till your voice
catches the thread of all sorrows
and you see the size of the cloth.

Then it is only kindness that makes sense anymore,
only kindness that ties your shoes
and sends you out into the day to mail letters and purchase bread,
only kindness that raises its head
from the crowd of the world to say
It is I you have been looking for,
and then goes with you everywhere
like a shadow or a friend.

[Art: Annelie Solis]

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Setting Sun Woman

Published September 7, 2019 by tindertender

~ Written by Jamie Sams

Keeper of tomorrow’s dreams,
Mother of the star-filled night,
Show me how to live my truth
And bring my dreams to light.

Teach how to use my will,
Living the truth I find within,
Discovering all the parts of me
Where light and shadow blend.

Let me sing the song of future
With concern for what will be,
Up holding all of nature’s laws
For creatures, stones, and trees.

Mother, I see you in the sunset
And I hear you in the rain.
You teach me inner knowing
Through your heart’s sweet refrain.

Setting Sun Woman.

Clan Mother of the Ninth Moon Cycle.

Setting Sun Woman is the Keeper of tomorrow’s goals and dreams. She is the Clan Mother of the ninth Moon Cycle, which falls in September and is connected to the color green. Green is the color of will; Setting Sun Woman shows us how to properly use our wills to insure the abundance of the future. She teaches us that the will to live, the will to survive, the will to be impeccable in preserving the Earth Mother’s resources are paramount parts of our Earth walk.

This Clan Mother teaches us how to live the truth and sits in the West direction of the Medicine Wheel. The West direction is the home of the feminine principle, the Earth Mother, the setting sun and night sky. The abilities we gain from learning the lessons of the West are concern, dependability, nurturing, inner-knowing, achievenments, and goals. The West is sometimes called the Looking-within Place because the feminine principle is naturally intuitive and is willing to be receptive.

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