Happy New Year!
How do you mark the Turning of the Wheel? Is it an occasion for you? Or perhaps you celebrate the Old Ways and November 1 is your New Year. However you mark it, can be as unique as each pair of eyes reading these words.
Some years, I use the Medicine Wheel as a tool for review, tracing and tracking any patterns I can see. Patterns are not always recognizable at first glance, which is why I like to use a visual tool. Some years, I do no review at all. For me it depends, on whether my journey was more personal, or more community orientated.
Last year (2016) I used my Medicine Wheel to trace and track my journey. I had many personal experiences, some of which left me bereaved and bereft, and one, left me for dead. My first journey was to Centre to merge with my Authentic self, once merged I am less likely blind to my own masks and hiding places. After merging, I traveled to the World Tree, walking slowing around the trunk, until I felt pulled to a particular direction. I allow myself to trust my intuition. My second journey was to South, my weary warrior self. [Read more…]