Wednesday, November 16, 2005

The Medicine Wheel

"The Medicine Wheel is a fourfold path to knowledge and power. It is a path of personal transformation and beauty, dedicated to the healing service of the Pachamama (Mother Earth), of Great spirit, and all of their children.

I begin my journey of the Sacred Medicine Wheel December 9, 10, and 11th. It is a journey through the four directions (it will be 4 weekends, each 5 months apart). We start with the Fire of the South which is the direction of the past. I see it as an opportunity to let go of issues or baggage from the past, to allow my spirit to move into the present.

Here is a link that will tell you about Incan Shamanism, all of the directions and what they represent. I have linked you to lengthy page, but if you can get through it you will have a great idea of what I will be up to. Click Here if you want more information

I feel like I have already started on my journey. I feel like the universe has thrown up road block after road block to test me, to see if I indeed have the strength and the level commitment I need for this path. The plane tickets are the most obvious example of this, the tickets booked by Paul as a 'surprise' for me, booked carefully around the dates of the Wheel, only to have the dates of the Wheel change to the same date as the trip to California. I don't think I need to tell you again how the tickets continue to test me.

I can think of more examples: how about the registration form? Do you know how many times I 'lost' it? How many times I took it to the office to write a check for it and forgot to bring it home. How long it traveled in my bag before I finally sat down and got the check in the mail?

I have no idea what hurdle I will have to jump next, but the check has cleared and I am committed, even if we have to eat the cost of the plane tickets. (Corinne had a great idea that I have not followed through on, she asked if we paid for the tickets with our visa and we did, I am going to call the Visa company and see if they can help me, perhaps I have traveler's insurance with them?)


angie, party of one said...

The medicine wheel sounds great, what a wonderful experience. Though I have to say, it doesn't sound like something that should cost money. Where does this take place?

Shannon said...

I'd be interested to see how the Medicine Wheel works out for you. Please keep us posted on your progress.

Keeefer said...

I dont really go in for all the spiritual stuff but each to their own. I hope you have a great time and find what it is you are seeking. A medicine wheel to me sounds like some bizarre game of russian roulette played by hospital patients in the dead of night when one unexpectedly finds that the nurse didnt lock the medicine cabinet.....but then im often told im odd

wilsajedi said...

I'm with Keeefer on this. I hope you have a great time and learn something about yourself, but I'm just a negative jerk.