Winter 2014 EDITORIAL
Suzanne Lewis, Editor
2014 A PARENT CHILD Readjustment Year
Gifts of inspiration, North on the Great Wheel of Life, the winter season, the archetype of the hero, heroine, warrior, warrioress; is the most spiritual season of all four directions. In the Oriental Five Elemental system, it is the home of our waters. Often you will hear me share “All healing begins with our water system (i.e. kidney/bladder).” It has taken me decades of study and research to state the following:
****Our physical body is over 65% water and the energetic flows/meridians of the kidney and bladder track four times the distance than any of the other four elements (earth, air, metal, wood).
****The emotional barometer read for the kidneys (feminine) flow, when in a state of balance, equates peace, ease, safety. When out of balance, fear reigns. I have been taught that we humans are on Earth to face our greatest fears. The two universal angst or fears are first, the fear of abandonment and secondly, the fear of betrayal (taught by Dr. Angeles Arriene). Whereas the bladder flow (masculine) begins in the face and is connected to our senses — seeing, hearing, tasting, touching, toning and when triggered instantaneously, instinctually, intuitively; a feeling spread through the body. This is a gem of eternal wisdom. When the senses in the face are activated, in a “nano” second, the body is drenched in a wave of sensations (alert/nausea/shortness breath/sweating bullets/hair standing on end/eerie scratching chalkboard…). Then we engage our mind (between our ears) and name the felt sensations as an emotion, which then gets stored in the heart.
When the bladder flow is disrupted, it is a sure signal of stuffed emotions. Many a being becomes fixated, on an emotional script; compulsively, building a “mountain out of a mole hill.” An Eastern approach to emotional states request that we first name the emotion. Oh, I am pissed off. I am numb. I am sad. I’m outraged. Etc. Then one takes another breath, turning everything over to the highest good, vowing “to do no harm and to receive no harm” and moves one’s focus to equanimity, neutrality and beauty. By mandating one’s mind, picturing, remembering a “golden moment” (a memory of a time when things were great, peace was felt, we could breathe fully). The brain chemistry switches and “joy juice”, endorphins are secreted. We are back in the present moment choosing where we put our focus and attention.
Cross culturally North on the Great Wheel of Life (Medicine Wheel) is connected with one’s spiritual essence, their integrity, their self-esteem and self-worth and is framed around right use of power, often symbolized by mountains, being a warrior/ess or a wise elder. In our changing times as we move into 2012, young and old, are looking for wonderful heroes and heroines to model a good, beautiful way of living with self and others. The deep call is for each of us to authentically walk on the altar of our life, in good relations with all. It is the time for congruity of what we say and what we do. Anytime one finds themselves breaking one’s code of ethics or being subjugated to collaborate in wrong doings, fear and shame riddles the health of self and community.
North on the great wheel of life is framed around right use of power. No longer can we stand for archaic standards, mercenary mentality to misuse power through words or actions. My prayer is: I look forward to this day when the “Power of LOVE reigns over the love of POWER.”
2014 marks the emergence of loving kindness, cross-cultural diversity, respectful deep listening communication, the power to SAY NO to those still stuck in apathy, cynicism, despair, prejudice, hopelessness, prejudice and bullying. 1987 to 2012 according to the Mayan Calendar was the 24 year bridge between the old eon and the Golden Age. 2014, well we are barely walking.
As an Agent for Conscious Evolution I am committing WBM TIMES to be positive source for ways to participate locally to globally. I want to share “what’s working” and celebrate honorably with the sweet Earth a commitment to mend, restore, revitalize a healthy relationship with all the family of life, light and nature. Suzanne Lewis, Editor