This image is called "Natures Embrace", which i thought was appropriate for the new theme I am about to embark upon within the Sacred Circles in Ottawa. It is about the Masculine and Feminine parts of the Wheel and how we work with them in a Traditional Shamanic context.
On the Medicine Wheel, the WINDS are Masculine. These are Forces of Nature that come and go every month on the New Moon. They challenge us to explore the themes they bring and find our MEDICINE or POWER. There are 8 Winds to explore.
The Winds are also know as Roles, which are Fragments that we embody. We all have five Roles in various combinations.
The MOONS are the Feminine part of the Wheel, our Human selves or what we call the container for the Ego. There are 13 Moons and each one is unique.
We experience our Moons through our Emotions. They can be young or old, male or female. They can also be balanced or imbalanced just like the Winds.
Cosmologically, the Moons also refers to the 13 Grandmothers, hence these circles are called GRANDMOTHER LODGES. The Moons change on the FULL MOON and this is when we will explore them on both personal and collectives/Cosmic levels.
Right now we are in the MOON OF WELCOMING, the First Moon, but on Marche 31st we will be having another BLUE MOON. Then we start again with another Moon of Welcoming on April 29th. This is a great time to start Journeying the Medicine Wheel! By embracing and exploring your Sacred Masculine and Sacred Feminine, you will build and strengthen your personal Wheel, which offers Protection and Power. You will also connect with the Collective and Cosmic Wheels at the same time.
Each Role and Moon also has a Totem. And we all have a Spirit Clan to learn about. So there is lots to enjoy. There is so much beauty and wisdom in these teachings and as long as I am around, I am honoured and obliged to share them with others. Someone might ask me why I keep teaching when I could retire. The short answer is that I am devoted to the Sacred Ways and love to share what I have learned from my Teachers and Spirit. The Wheel has given mo so much incredible self-awareness, healing, strength, wisdom, beauty and abundance. It would be selfish of me not to pass it on.
I hope to meet new participants and I welcome you all to join in the adventure with the Ancestors and the Spirit of the Wheel that lives and breathes in all of us and in all of Nature.
The Medicine Wheel teaches us about the 3 parts of the Soul. Commit to the Journey and experience the Power and Medicine of your SOUL. Walk in Sacredness towards Wholeness and Balance!
(If you have any questions, please email me).