EAST - Air - Flight
starts in the east - from where the sun rises we begin a new
dawn. Each day is a good new day with a fresh beginning, a new start.
East is the direction of the physical body and newness including
children and new-borns. It is the time of change for all is a new
beginning. New ideas and seeing the light. Change. Spring is the season
when all things begin to grow and awaken. Yellow is the path of Life, to
begin the walk as a warrior, to shine in all that you do. The sun rising
in the east empowers each of us. The energy to do and to begin the action
of the mind and heart is there.
of wings and flight include hummingbird, the owl, and the hawk. Our words
are given to the east that the smoke in the air or the voices in the air
may be carried to Spirit.
- Fire - Passion
Growth in the South it is the time of Summer. From the bloom we
transform into the fruit of the labors. It is the time of mid-day,
the hottest part of the day, the part when the sun is overhead and no
shadows are cast.. Maturing and growing into an adult to be that who was
are. It is the time to accept the change and learn, to understand.
The animals in the South represent pride, strength and courage. The
eagle with keen sight and strong wings. The lion for the strength and
courage to speak out and roar. The wolf so proud to be a team member of a
( Blue) Water - Emotions
the time of Fall, the time of the setting sun - twilight. The daylight
fades and brings a new awareness in this time of gradual change. When the
darkness comes we must look inward to find the light and have courage. To
understand what we see in the darkness may not be real but only shadows.
This is the emotional part of ourselves, like the
flowing water we must learn to go with the flow of life. The time of the
West is when we learn that we are responsible to all things and to each
other. It is the time to prepare, to finish things for the time of
Winter is coming. We gather ourselves and family, working together to
prepare for what is to come. As the place of emotions it is
the place of family and love - of responsibility from our hearts because
of the love. It is hard work and team efforts. Black symbolizes change
from this life.
The Beaver shows us of the team work and preparedness needed for the
winter coming. The snake reminds us to shed our skin to grow and change.
The Bear teaches us introspection.
(Green) Earth - Wisdom
As we get older our hair turn white, as we
come to our time of winter. White (and purple) also symbolize
spirituality. With experience and age we gain wisdom. Now we have
time to rest and contemplate the lessons. North is purity and wisdom, a
great place of healing. This is the time after midnight, a dream
time. The time to be grounded within yourself and deep within, like a bear
in a cave.
white buffalo, Moose and Bear. Each prepared and have a layer of fat to
sustain them through the winter. They are also the primary source of meat
during the winter time for people. They rest and take things slow, not
wasting energy, and with the understanding of
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