Yesterday we had a doozy of a storm! it was refreshing and cleansing. I went out in it and got purified!
I hear people complain about weather a lot. I do too sometimes, but I try to observe what is happening and why. Mother Earth needs to purify herself of all the toxins built up in the air, earth and water. How is she to do this?
If we keep adding our garbage to her body, and keep polluting our own bodies, how are we to live long, healthy lives? It is hard today to find food that is not contaminated with chemicals, deprived of nutrition. Organic food is expensive and often there is no guarantee that is is as pure as they say it is.
Then there are the pollutants we carry around mentally, emotionally, spiritually...
Have you noticed how movies and TV shows have become darker and more violent? it is hard to find shows that are about the stories, the characters and their lives without the standard car crashes, blowing things up and graphic, bloody scenes. I understand that violence is a part of human nature, but how bad does it have to get before we change as a species? I understand that human history is written in blood and war, but do we have to recreate it in a society that is supposed to be more evolved and more civilized?
How much effect do you think these shows have on our subconscious, on our children, both our living children and our inner children?
There is a time and place for fighting. On the Collective Medicine Wheel the Warrior is on the South of the Wheel. This is where we fight for truth, are accountable for our actions and where we find our Medicine or Power. It is how we deal with life challenges. But not everyone has Warrior in them or has it in the South.
For someone like me who does not have Warrior on my Personal Wheel, but has Sparrow/Peacekeeper Medicine on the South of my Wheel, I tend to find allies to help me when there are challenges. Sparrow is about sisterhood, the Feminine and Sparrows are collective in nature. My Peacekeeper is very loving, but can also stir up conflict, bring the hidden unresolved to the surface to be looked at. I was often called a shit-disturber for doing this. My Warrior exists in the Dreaming and only comes out for very specific reasons.
When we look at conflict, war, challenges, aggression... we look at how to work with these things in a balanced, functional manner. Shamanism is very practical and is about Creation and Destruction, the primal forces of Nature. We also embody these forces need to be understood them and handled with consciousness.
Life is never easy and we all have difficulties, health issues, financial struggles, relationship issues, career challenges, etc,... The challenges are different from what our Ancestors had to deal with, but still life is not all fun and games in this modern world.
How do you handle your life challenges? What is your Medicine in the South of your Wheel?
What hard truths do you need to look at? What illusions do you need to break?
The Warrior Wind is coming to a close on the next New Moon, which is on June 13th.
So there is still time to explore the Warrior, ask questions and find how you work with this Wind.
Questions are welcomed!