Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Circling the Heart

Black Elk, 
a medicine man and visionary
of the Oglala Sioux, said, “Everything the
Power of the World does, is done in a circle.  The sky 
is round and I have heard that the earth is round like a ball,
and so are all the stars.  The wind, in its greatest power, whirls.
Birds make their nests in circles, for theirs is the same religion as
ours.   The sun comes forth and goes down again in a circle.   The
moon does the same, and both are round.  Even the seasons form
a great circle in their changing, and always come back again to
where they were.  The life of a man is a circle from childhood to
childhood, and so it is in everything where power moves
Our tipis were round like the nests of birds, and these
were always set in a circle; the nation’s hoop, a
nest of many nests where the Great Spirit 
meant for us to hatch our children."

As we enter into the deep shift between this world and the next during the dark nights of All Hallow's Eve when the veil is at its very thinnest, when the shadows become more apparent in the light of love, truth, and healing...always remember the circle.

The spiraling DNA of creation and patterning may bring us to this mystical place where we learn about our own power and how we use or misuse it, to the place where all spiritual healing is possible and miracles truly exist.

This night is a time of change, of moving from one season to the next, of moving from one cycle of our life to another. It is a time to open your heart to change and to the Divine. This is the beginning of a new time when each of us is called upon to do the deepest of our own inner work. Where we choose to see all through the open eyes of love and acceptance or all through closed eyes of separation and rejection. 

 It is actually a deeply spiritual time, cloaked by masks and costuming that disguises who we truly are within. It is a time for a new shift, a new awareness where the ending of one cycle becomes the beginning of a new one. A time of going from harvest into winter and then winter into spring.

As we go into the winter times, we may feel deep sadness if not anguish and despair for all that we have not seen or not worked on. We go into our caves or our tipis,we draw close to the warmth of the internal fire to give our heart time to rejuvenate and lift up to the one holy power that is all that is, and ever has been.

Tread softly through these dark nights until the holy lights of the new day, a day of rebirth and growth returns once more in all of its glory. Open your own heart light and become one with the the circle of life.

 Michele Bilyeu Creates With Heart and Hands as she shares her imaginative, magical, and healing journey from Alaska to Oregon. Creating, designing, sewing, quilting, and wildcrafting... from my heart and with my hands.