"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?)