THERE IS A VERY BEAUTIFUL ANCIENT tlish diyan legend which tells that this journey of evolution has not been easy, even for the Ancient Fathers and Mothers.
According to this legend, Child of Water, the first Healer, was on vision quest in the high mountains near the Doorway of the Snake. His body had become completely rigid during his days of cleansing purification. A vision had been given to him every morning. On this last day, there was no vision. A tear appeared in his eye, and the first healer of the two-leggeds experienced the Fear of Doubt. It meant he had lost sight of all the blessings he had received. He realized this. He returned to the village of the two-leggeds and began to teach the path of empowerment and the importance of gratitude in visioning.
Kepela ch ́i, the zebra says: Through confusion comes a hand, reaching toward you, pulling you forward, securing your place in the universal family.
The chaos can make it hard to think. The sounds of human clutter stalk us. Many are afraid to be alone without the clutter. They isolate themselves in it to effect invisibility... to fade into the clutter.
Take as must time as you want to tell your story, recount all the images which merge, one on top of another. Share the feelings you have about the images, but do not stop until you can think of no more.
pesh’chidein o’zho brings difficulty relating to our stories because we release our need to be our stories. Stories happen to us. They make up the tapestries of our lives, surround us in our world, and silently stagnate our energy, the energy of a
future unknown calls.
With haigha bijii gutaal - Pulling Heart Drum - comes potential for transcending duality and separateness. Self-actualizing, we see our most acute moments of integration within self, and between self and All Our Relations. In the highest love, Pulling Heart Drum, delivers us to the ultimates of strength, self-esteem, individuality, while simultaneously merg- ing us with the One, Universal Family, Earth Consciousness, and Higher Purpose. An insightful moment, a memory of truth.
Why enter the space between the beats? The main reason - and in a way this is a matter of justifying to the questioning, rational mind - is that within the silent spaces it is easier to acknowledge preconceptions and limitations. Beliefs are limitations that re transcended in the rhythm, elevating new levels of awareness - but in the silent space we see, acknowledge and release the limitations of beliefs and assumptions.
There had been much laughter and gaiety. I had been amazed and touched by the ThunderBeings, none caring that I might have required sleep. They cherished our high frequency revelations, and I worked feverishly to transcribe words and paint images.
There were images… overly conceptual by my limited technique. But because I painted, people healed, and I was allowed to paint more. And in more than one case the paintings were life changing; opening thought for discussion as stars were considered ancestors twinkling in the black sky.
I snuggled down into the vision of paints. I became mesmerized
AS WE SIT IN FRONT OF OUR DZIL KUGHA - our medicine wheel altar - we ask each stone gathered, “What is your name?” We know the answer perhaps without hearing it. We accept whatever names come even if they are unusual or surprising. Names are important. We may ask more questions. We listen. Wait for answers. Then... thank our stone people for working with us. We smile as our energies separate.
The mind evolves, Dr. Barbara Brown affirms in her book, Supermind: The Ultimate Energy (Harper & Row, 1979): “(It is) an energy with a significant degree of independence from the material substances that produce it... The intangibles of mind initiate the flow of nerve impulses and direct their passage throughout the nervous system, including the complex neural networks of the brain itself, with extraordinary precision. This is supermind at work, a superior mind unrecognized and