Saturday, January 30, 2010

The Medicine Wheel

Good afternnon.  Sure is a cold one out there.  It was only 13 degrees when I got up, and now it's only up to 17 degrees.  Sure am glad it's not a work day so I don't have to go out in it.  Still, it is even cold in the house.  And, I've been feeling kind of out of it all morning.  My sinuses are really acting up...ever since our staff meeting on Thursday.  The heat at work is overwhelming (wish I had some if it now) and sitting through the staff meeting was like sitting in an oven.  There are two people who always complain if the window is cracked, and for some reason, they always win out.  Well, I say, "Go put on a sweator if you are cold.  Why make everyone suffer."  It's so much easier to get warm than it is to get cool.  So, since then my nose has not stopped...and my eyes burn so. 

Since my son slept late today, I've been doing a little reading on Earth Astrology and "The Medicine Wheel".  I love studying the Native American Medicine Wheel which is divided into twelve moons...or months.  And each of the four directions has special qualities and lessons to teach.   The North part of the Medicine Wheel represents Winter, the cold, old age when we turn our thoughts of the earth to thoughts of the spirit.  The winter is the most paradoxical time of the Medicine Wheel for it is a time when things appear to be dead, dormant, but the dormancy is only external for in reality it is a time when some of the deepest growth is occurring.  It is a time when the seeds of one season, although lying frozen, are taking in all of the Earth's energy to allow them to grow in the season that follows.  It is a time for slowing down and taking things easy...a time of peace, forgiveness, and compassion for all who are around you. 


  1. Hope you get feeling better soon. Mext time, take a few throws to the meeting and *throw* them around to those in need (O:
    Love the post...and waiting for Spring!

  2. The Medicine Wheel is something I haven't studied very much in depth, so I enjoy hearing about it, thank you for sharing. I am always impressed by the stark similarities between this and my own Wheel of the Year.

  3. Beautiful and so true. Since I have been in a recovery module myself I feel like the earth going thru the seasons. Oh I know that we go thru seasons of life but I have never been so mindful and seen so much growth in myself. Wonderful post!

  4. I know what you mean about being too hot. I just can't handle it - it makes me feel sick. I do hope your sinuses get better!

    I do love the idea that there is so much life 'waiting' below the surface in the Winter!

  5. your words are so true Mary... Although I am eager for spring.... the winter is teahing me its lessons too. Sometimes because of our location it is not felt as much as it has been this year. It has been a nice change... although I would like mr. sun to come and visit