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Where Are You On The Sacred Medicine Wheel?November 22, 2003
Published under: Healing, Shamanism
For millennia, the Sacred Medicine Wheel has been instrumental in maintaining the balance of power among the indigenous tribes of North America. The “medicine” refers to “wisdom” and the “wheel” represents the cycles of life. By learning to “walk the wheel” — and view life from many different perspectives — the Medicine Wheel offers a practical approach to cultivating harmony and balance in one’s life.
Beginning in the Children’s Fire (ages 0–3), we move clockwise (starting with the Men’s Lodge) into a new lodge every 3 years. After gaining the perspective of the Dog Soldiers, we return to the Children’s Fire and begin another cycle around the wheel.
Here’s a chart that will help you determine where you are on the wheel and offers some insight into each viewpoint.
In the U.S., our arms manufacturers and the Pentagon occupy the same lodge — the War Chief’s Lodge. The decision to go to war shouldn’t be made from the same mindset as that of the organizations manufacturing the weapons. Look where that’s gotten us.