by Mark Halliday and Spirit Guides
Consciousness, is what the medicine wheel is trying to tell us: Everything is connected, it might seems separated, but it is not. Like our fingers, they look like separated, yet, they make up the hands.
If you can hear what the Sun says, you have transcended the directions and you seat in the Centre of the Medicine Wheel.
New beginnings, birth, has the medicine of illumination, vision, seeing, transcendence. It is where our spirit is, our full spirit. The Healing power of the East is Vision, being able to see into the problem. In human life it is the birth, new beginnings, baby, infancy. The spiritual body. Male energy sits on the East. Although the Pipe is balanced, it sits on the East because it represents Spirit. The calling of the East is Vision Quest Guide. That is where the calling for the Soul is. It is the start of anything new in life. The beginning of the journey.
This is the place of growth. Also the place of movement of water. In human life it is the time of childhood. The South is the place of blood, passion, body, feelings, heart, sensuality, inner child in healing terms. The emotional body. Red race, Atic people, South America. Laughter in humour, gentleness, innocence, trust, growth and love. Divine feminine is the energy. The plant kingdom stay in the South of the medicine wheel.
The living goddess of the Earth. Female energy, silence, stillness. Quality: strength. The physical body. Time of the day is late afternoon, when the shadows go and darkness come. The Spiritual power: Introspection, reflections, looking within place, questioning who am I, where am I going to? In human life it is the adolescence. The rebel, the one who wishes to change the world. The thunder beings. The being is the clown, or the heyoka.
The mental body. Old and wise, we have passed through birth, childhood, adolescence and we move into adulthood. The North is the place of elders, grandmothers, grandfathers. Place of purification, renewal and cleansing. Snow covers the ground and prepares the earth for rebirth, renew. Air brings the healing medicine of clarity, expansion. The ahaha! Realisation moment. Bones: All our knowledge and wisdom are written in our bones. The North is the place of the mind, Science, European ways, logic, left brain activity. The North is the place you serve your community.
Acceptance is the power of the Goddess. Acceptance is a difficult word in our culture. When we accept the Medicine Wheel as a teacher, a reality, a tool, that is when it starts to work with us.