South Medicine Healer Healing
SOUTH – SUMMER – PHYSICAL BODY
Model/Archetype – HEALER – Service – Earth Steward – Mother, Yogi, Massage/Wholistic Touch Therapist – Children’s Advocate,Whisperers, Animal tender, Farmer, Self Care, STORYTELLER
FOCUS: FAMILY, LOVE, MOTHER NATURE and COMMUNICATION
TRUST and INNOCENCE
STRENGTH – POWER – LOVE- Right Relationships- Loved and beloved
4 arms love – gratitude, acknowledgement, appreciation, recognition
Sustainers of life
physical, ease or pain
loving relations, heart
“Right relationship means right relationship with the elements, the land, the sacred directions…The seed of pure mind is within all people. It is always there. It is not made impure. Our actions may be impure and set up a stream of reactions, but always we can come again to the seed of pure mind and right relationship… it is time now for people to choose. Their first step is to see the power of your own consciousness… The common kernel is care for all beings, good relationship, cycles of reciprocity, generosity, giving of oneself, being an empty bowl so you can know what is.” — Dhyani Ywahoo – in Voices of Our Ancestors
“Stay on your heart path and all the relations will be taken care of.” Suzanne Lewis
SELF HEALTH or SELFISH
When we talk about compassion it has to include having compassion for yourself. It’s not just a matter of self-sacrifice. I have observed a foolish sense of selfishness and a wise sense of selfishness. Since we are social animals, who depend on one another, to show love and compassion to others is wise. Dalai Lama
“Oh break my heart!
Break it into a 1000 pieces.
So that I Might put it back together again,
“In a dream you saw a way to survive and you were filled with joy.”
“Self-love means caring for ourselves enough to forgive
people in our past so that the wounds can no longer damage
us–for our wounds do not hurt the people who hurt us, they
hurt only us.”
“Recall the essence of love. You think you may not have experienced it, yet you have tasted it, moments when you looked at a rose, a flower or a tree, and you had a sense of ease, no concept of me. Now is the time to invite those sweet
waters of remembrance.” ~ VDY, Energetic Transformation
“Healers are often called interpreters because they are the ones who are able to hear the world and pass its wisdom along.” Linda Hogan – Dwellings
Being a healer means we our human beings, with a deep inherited spiritual, energetic that often lives out a archetype of challenge and then shares the tools with clientele who are walking a similar parallel chapter.
Being in a healer’s body. we are hyper-sentient, Kinesthetic. We are touched, instilled with a direct connection with the Creator, the Maker of All Things, the Great Mother, the Sustainer of Life. Our ordinary self gets out of the way and becomes a conduit, “trance-lator”, Transformer, a conduit for Healing Grace.
Carlos Castaneta stated, “Most of our energy goes into upholding our importance. If we were capable of losing some of that importance, two extraordinary things happen to us. One, we would free our energy from trying to maintain the illusory idea of grandeur and two, we would provide ourselves with enough energy to catch a glimpse of the actual grandeur of the universe.”
This perspective is a paradox to me. On one hand as one commits to walk their sacred heart path it requires coming home to one’s true self, trusting that the strenuous shedding of false traits will ultimately benefit all of life. While on the other hand, this rigorous practice of returning to one’s authentic self may appear as self centered, selfish and goodness gracious,
“ONE MUST NOT BE SELFISH”.
A Call for Self Health
“When we heal ourselves, others are healed. When we nurture our dreams, we give birth to the dreams of humankind. When we walk as loving aspects of the Earth Mother, we become the fertile, life-giving Mothers of the Creative Force. When we honor our bodies, our health, and our emotional needs, we make space for our dreams to come into being. When we speak the truth from our healed hearts, we allow life abundant to continue on our Mother Planet.”
“As women, we are continually writing the history of the Legacy of Women. We cannot point a finger at men or each other without owning the pain of past generations who forgot how to give or teach human compassion. Our own family trees are filled with teaching situations and with tragic examples that may have blinded our own Ancestors to the values of truth as it is found in love. Now, the destiny of wholeness of the human race falls to the Sisterhood because all things are born of woman.”
“When each woman honors her Self, more raw, creative energy is available to be used by the whole to effect changes in the way humankind reacts to life. When women are no longer lost, asking others to tell them what they should do or how they should live, there will be great changes in our world. This is not to say that the friendships and bonds of women are not to be used; on the contrary, the support of other women who have walked the same path is paramount. This kind of support is based on truth and delivered with caring-without projections or judging another. That kind of support is healthy and productive, when other women create a safe place in which to share personal thoughts and offer alternatives in a respectful way. The sisterhood always supports every woman who is willing to surmount her own challenges in order to grow.”
“The Legacy of Woman does not have to include the former hurts that have set woman against woman, women against men, or caused women to destroy themselves through sabotage….there is no need to get involved with the high drama and pettiness that has kept us from achieving human harmony when we are busy working on becoming our personal visions.”
“Self-esteem is reclaimed when the feminine principle of nurturing the Self is practiced, instead of expecting our sense of wholeness to come from our relationship to another person. When we care enough for ourselves to take the time we need to give to the Self, we will feel complete.”
“In every instance, no matter how the situation presents itself, each individual is responsible for seeing her or his own hurt and for finding a way to heal it without making the other person responsible for that pain. This is the way of the feminine nurturing principle: going within, finding the problem, and remedying it through nurturing the self.”
~Jamie Sams from her book The Thirteen Original Clan Mothers*wording originally posted by Sistars are Sacred..
HEALER AN EXPLANATION
“The healing of our present woundedness may lie in recognizing and reclaiming the capacity we have to heal each other, the enormous power in the simplest of human relationships: the strength of a touch, the blessing of forgiveness, the grace of someone else taking you just as you are and finding in you an unsuspected goodness. Everyone alive has suffered. It is the wisdom gained from our wounds and from our own experiences of suffering that makes us able to heal. Becoming expert has turned out to be less important than remembering and trusting the wholeness in myself and everyone else. Expertise cures, but wounded people can best be healed by other wounded people. Only other wounded people can understand what is needed, for the healing of suffering is compassion, not expertise.”
~ Rachel Naomi Remen
THE GIFT OF STORYTELLING Suzanne Lewis
What are the stories that are told throughout time in your family? What stories do you continue to tell? How have they been modified, upgraded? These are the thoughts that weave through my consciousness this summer solstice time, the Southeast on the great Wheel of Life. I love this time as I have learned that the troubadour throughout time has utilized this gift of normalizing life’s quirks to educate and to reform. It is a tool for the healer and if utilized optimally it helps mend fractures in one’s personal character and that of the family. It’s a tool for intimacy. If one can identify parts of how the story fits themselves, they gain.
The ability to deeply listen, capturing the message or the theme of the tale empowers an individual to reply “ah that is a story worth repeating or that’s a story not worth repeating”. When I heard that story it made me feel____. We have the right to say “can you tell it to me again using different words so that I might hear it better”.
This whole Earth state is at a phenomenal threshold. Will enough leaders be awake to the fact that everyone and every element and every water is interconnected. The time of separation is completed, it is over. Can we wake up with a new story of honor and respect for cultural, religious, political differences to trust that we can be environmentally conscious to honor also the humanness of the earth and her family. Everything interrelated so let’s step into effective action to mend, repair, rehabilitate, feed, house, rejuvenate….
Angeles was quick to coerce us to consider how we gather our medicine, our salves, our patterns, our relations, our dreams, our health. She taught cross-culturally through the four gateways: North, South, East and West.
and I remember Angie’s's teaching regarding storytelling. That the Great Spirit’s fingers come in and rearranges your heart. The stories that we share within a community are our healing stories.
Rocks, trees, the four legged, human beings and storytelling all represent the South on the wheel; the home of the healer. The direction to access blocks and obstacles and through acknowledging we are the bridge between Father Sky and Mother Earth. The power of love and trust kindled to remove and let go that which sustains a false self system and love is stronger than fear.
As a community it’s time to respect and acknowledge each other giving credit to the patterns exuded that sustain quality of life.