A few of us came together during the Equinox weekend to move one of our Medicine Wheels from a meadow to the hillside. It joins two other Wheels the School community built in 2009 on land east of Bozeman. We hauled 1500 pounds of rock up that hill, dug out the new site and set the rocks – flat sandstone as a base structure, with the more vibrant crystals and semi-precious stones on top of the base. Wheels are a powerful manifestation of thought-forms that affect everything on a subtle energetic level, magnifying and broadcasting intention.
Nothing bonds like working together (or taking class together!) and we completed the Wheel and had a wonderful ceremony activating/energizing it as the sky fell dark and drops of rain came down. We picked sage from the hillside, and as it burned it perfumed the air. The two bundles were placed at either side of the centerpoint crystal, a huge smoky quartz generator that Brad Somers just recently mined.
Every “thing” resonates with the pulse of life, engaging with the energies surrounding it. Objects made of wood, clay, metal, fabric and other natural substances interact with and gather energies. It is for this reason I like antiques – I wonder at the life they have experienced and been witness to. Any stone in my garden from a faraway quarry or object made from wood also carries the memory of where it came from. I welcome them with appreciation into their new home and make any appropriate apologies for their upheavals and dislocation.
I recently bought a doll for the first time in many years – not for my daughters this time, but for myself. Linda Thurston, an assistant in our Advanced Series who graduated last year, brought four dolls made by Scott Frazier to class. Scott, a Crow/Santee, has been participating in Linda’s Wolf Tracker tours in Yellowstone Park this past summer. Linda brought Native spirituality, with the help of Scott, into her biology tours as part of her McKay Method Graduate project. Much to Linda’s amazement, the scientists on the tours were powerfully moved by the addition of this spiritual dimension, honoring the Park and the wildlife they came to view.
The healing world lost two luminaries in 2012 - John Upledger and Gabrielle Roth. Dr. John was an osteopath who created a set of techniques known as CranioSacral Therapy, and Gabrielle developed a language of movement called The 5Rhythms®. Both were concerned with enhancing the movement of life within our bodies. Our bodies are both matter and energy, physical and fluid; the energy moves the fluid and the fluid moves the physical, which creates energy. This dance of movement from matter to energy and energy to matter is constantly happening in every cell of our body.
Do you ever feel like life is moving faster than ever? The days and events fly by; you’re getting things done but you lack a feeling of pleasure from your accomplishments. Life feels dull and predictable.