THE BREATH OF LIFE
1 Wind / IK
Greetings Beloved Kin,
DO YOU LOVE YOURSELF?
Every self-help resource says that’s what we have to do. The Golden Rule is Loving your neighbor, as yourself.
Once, it felt impossible for anyone to ever Love Me. Today I realized, I Love me as much as anyone I’ve known. I know where I stand on Love and Life and Death. I know I can count on ME. Even if I fall in a ditch, if there’s no one to help or to stand in my corner, I can, and I WILL dig myself out.
Love Your Neighbor, as Yourself.
Now, I hardly love anyone from what I’ve seen of the Human RACE. Though, I deeply love my neighbors that I hardly know. I just moved here, and our exchanges have been limited by a language barrier. They are a beautiful family with children who smile and wave.
When we were all outside last week, their dog’s life ended suddenly from heart failure. The children’s laughter turned to wails and tears. It cut like a knife. The only way to share my consolation was an offering of memorial shared over the weekend. There was Compassionate Love between us in the brief Time and Place.
Maybe the Golden Rule was a Direct Command – not just hyperbole. The best way to Love your neighbors is from your own yard. We’re all happier when we mind our own business. The neighbors may be the easiest people to love without any conditions. Seeds of Unconditional Love have everything they need to grow.
I’m taking some alone-time To Be with myself. I’m asking for the Highest Ways I could serve the Life that was given. I will be my own encouragement of Love. I know I can stand in my own corner. And, I can enforce my own self-discipline to mind my own business.
I’ll Ask the One Above, “Who Am I? What do I want?” before every choice I make. The Creator can change my mind when I forget.
I hope your answer is YES. Loving YOU is easy. I know everything that matters about you.
love, in lak’ech, Debra
THE TRECENA OF WIND/IK
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1 Wind/IK (Cherokee, Whirlwind/AGALU’GA)
Galactic Tone 1: Unity. One is the beginning of all things, the first, the whole and the all in one. One’s are assertive and self-guided and give a good push to whatever project they are associated with. One persons work best when meeting a challenge. Do not expect One-persons to be attentive to details or to put the finishing touches on things.
Wind/IK: Breath of Spirit, breath of life. Winds embody the power of dissemination and planting of good seeds or ideas. Dreamers and planners with powerful imaginations, Wind persons make great orators and they spread the word of spiritual inspiration as it is carried by the wind. Wind is the power behind the movement of natural cycles such as weather, erosion, and cultural change. As the wind, these persons are extremely changeable and adaptable. They may appear inconsistent or fickle to others. Wind can be destructive to self and others by putting on airs. When Winds strut and boast, expanding on facts and accomplishments, they are building the dark clouds of trouble that may become hurricanes.
Cherokee, Whirlwind/AGALU’GA: Whirlwind’s symbol is a double spiral helix in rising smoke. Wind brings energy for an Inquiring mind, learning and wisdom. In Cherokee, the constellations are represented by 12 birds (dancers), the 13th bird is the Whirlwind, the lead dancer. This reflects the whirling of life. Wind is the breath of the Universe, the channel of communication that carries the Sacred Smoke to the Great Spirit.
[Text in italics was the primary source of inspiration for my journal. These are the sources that started my journey and they are the reference for interpretation each day. By providing the original text, I hope to offer a way to see what inspired my thoughts and by including all the aspects – allow for something more to inspire you. Mayan descriptions are those written by Ian Lungold. Cherokee descriptions came from multiple sources. Links to sources and other resources of study are offered on the Daykeeper Resources Page. ~Debra]