18 Apr COUNSEL FROM THE LAKOTA 1/26/2018
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THERE ARE NO ACCIDENTS…YOU ARE HERE FOR A REASON
If you are reading this, drawn here by curiosity, seeming chance or deliberately seeking wisdom, you are here for a reason. You are here to mindfully embrace this information TODAY because you are struggling with an issue or pondering a question and unsure of your next steps. Consulting the cards, or any other form of Divinatory vehicle, is simply a way for accessing a form of objective counsel. We and we alone, are ultimately responsible for what we do, how we move our energy into our world. The Universe is ultimately simply offering us a suggestion , based on our innate connection with Source, that would be for our best and highest good and the good of all concerned.
Today’s counsel comes from an oracle called THE LAKOTA SWEAT LODGE CARDS: Spiritual Teachings of the Sioux, authored by Chief Archie Fire Lame Deer and Helene Sarkis.
In the Native American traditions, the Four Directions have power . They represent archetypal energies which have been known to all humans since time began. We can connect to this primal power through a mindful connection with the teachings of each direction.
THE EAST is the Direction of Illumnation. Often associated with Eagle and the Element of Fire/Sun, it asks us to “fly high above” any difficulty to see the whole picture, how everything is connected.
THE SOUTH is the Direction of The Earth and Growth, Plant allies reside here. Mouse is associated with this direction because she moves through the vegetation, gathering seed (information) and needs to pay attention to details in order to survive,. And so she reminds us to Pay Attention!
THE WEST is the Direction of our Teachers. Wolf is often found here as well as Black Water Woman. Healing Waters here help us wash away pain or discord and nourish our Souls.
THE NORTH gathers our ancestors together to support and guide us. Our personal totems and guides as well as The Stone People (crystal allies) and Tree People reside here, ready to support you in your Soul Journey.
Your next step is to mindfully phrase your question. Write it down. It helps to refer to it later in order to make personal sense of what is revealed. Now apply each card to its direction and a full answer to your particular question will be revealed.
THE EAST: BEAR/ TOB TOB/ WISDOM
Message: You are asked to use the divine wisdom to reach for that which is for your highest good. Wisdom is the ability to see the connection of all life and accept things as they are. It includes fully accepting yourself at any moment. Wisdom links intuition with fact and information. Acting from a place of Wisdom you allow guidance from the Universe but YOU have a Choice to determine if what is offered is the right time or right opportunity for YOU. Take in all information before you act. Act upon what you feel as well as what you know.
Meditation: I give myself time to be separate and silent, allowing deep and guided knowing to emerge.
THE SOUTH/ THE WIND/ TATE / CHANGE
Message: Consider stirring things up and making some major change. If there is a life change, major or minor, that you have been avoiding, it is now time to take steps to cultivate that change.
Meditation: I trust the promptings of self that guide me through change.
THE WEST: SWAN/ WAGLE SHUN/ PEACE
Message: You are reminded to be at Peace with all things. Find that place of Peace within yourself by accepting all that you are and forgiving yourself and others. Let Love take the place of fear, and allow your inner peace come forth. Ask yourself what you can do in your life to bring about peace.
Meditation: I seek and find the state of being where the grace and beauty of all life is known. In this way is my heart filled and at peace.
THE NORTH: THE FIRE PIT / PITA HOCHOKAN / MOTIVATION
Message: Your new endeavors begin with your motivation. The attentiveness generated by your motivation carries you forward to completion, to the achievement of your goal. Your inner fire gives you a clear vision of your desired outcome. if there is something in your life that your are attempting without success, consider the strength of your motivation.
Meditation: I spend quiet time within the void that gives forth, propels my creativity and inspires my actions.
After reading and contemplating the wisdom shared, write down what you believe is the answer to your quest.
Read the answer aloud to yourself and allow it to sink in. Does it feel true to you? It is just another way of knowing, another way of accessing your own deeper Soul Wisdom. You know what to do.