About Me: "Wakiya" (Thunder)
I am a Tribal, Musician, Writer, Artist. I try to walk the path and have studied the tradition of the "Wisdom keepers" like Lame Deer, Fools Crow, Black Elk, and Rolling Thunder from the tribes of this region, and Lao Tzu, Buddha, Bodhidharma, Yeshua, and other enlightened ones from the many various tribes of the earth. I understand the worlds religions and belief systems, and realize the division this can cause by the lack of understanding the "real message" from the Masters. My intention, and life's prayer is to try to live in harmony with Grandmother Earth, Grandfather sky, (Nature) and "the spirit that moves in all things," and help in any way I can to build a bridge between all men and tribes so they can walk their path in a manner that will benefit themselves, the Earth and others. I open up, and ask Great Spirit, The creator, The Tao, The Universe, to work and direct healing and positive energy through me by different means, like the Flute, drums, Words, Prayer, and Touch. I try to be loving and accept others from the heart, and practice forgiveness. I honor all people, the winged one's, and four legged ones considering us all equal, not one being above another. I honor the bountiful Harvest from Mother earth in the form of plant life, water, air and herbs which sustain our oneness with her. I pray all tribes should re-unite as one, so we may protect the planet and live in harmony. Within you, without you.
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"Wisdom" and the Divine Feminine
In my last post I mentioned that "wisdom" is associated with the feminine, or called "she" by Solomon, Christ and others. But this idea is not unique to the bible, in fact it is found to permeate all forms of spirituality, so there must be something to it. Below I have referenced several Quotes, sources and links that will allow you to consider this aspect of hidden knowledge. I say Hidden because not a lot of people are aware of, or acknowledge the existence and the impact that it has. Although the feminine is discussed in overt terms such as the Biblical Mary, little is known of the larger picture of it being part of the universe and God head. - Thunderhands
Quotes and resources: Links are highlighted in green.
Almost all gnostic systems of the Syrian or Egyptian type taught that the universe began with an original, unknowable God, referred to as the Parent or Bythos, or as the Monad by Monoimus. It can also be equated to the concept of Logos in stoic, esoteric, or theosophical terms (The 'Unknown Root') as well as the Ein Sof of the Kabbalah and Brahman in Hinduism. It is also known as the first Aeon by still other traditions. From this initial unitary beginning, the One spontaneously emanated further Aeons, being pairs of progressively 'lesser' beings in sequence. The lowest of these pairs were Sophia and Christ. The Aeons together made up the Pleroma, or fullness, of God, and thus should not be seen as distinct from the divine, but symbolic abstractions of the divine nature.
From Sophia (wisdom)-wikipedia
The Sophia of Jesus Christ is one of many Gnostic tractates from the Nag Hammadi codices, discovered in Egypt in 1945. The title is somewhat coded since although Sophia is Greek for wisdom, in a gnostic context, Sophia is the syzygy (a kind of unity) of Christ.
Jesus of Nazareth is identified by some Gnostic sects as an embodiment of the supreme being who became incarnate to bring gnosis to the earth. In others he was thought to be a gnosis teacher, and yet others, nothing more than a man.
The Shekhinah is held by some to represent the feminine attributes of the presence of God (shekhinah being a feminine word in Hebrew), based especially on readings of the Talmud.
Taoism, on the other hand, emphasized all that was intuitive, feminine, mystical, and yielding. "Not knowing that one knows is best," says Lao Tzu, and "The sage carries on his business without action and gives his teachings without words." The Taoists believed that by displaying the feminine, yielding qualities of human nature, it was easiest to lead a perfectly balanced life in harmony with the Tao. Their ideal is best summed up in a passage from the Chuang-tzu which describes a kind of Taoist paradise: The men of old, while the chaotic condition was yet undeveloped, shared the placid tranquillity which belonged to the whole world. At that time the yin and yang were harmonious and still; their resting and movement proceeded without any disturbance; the four seasons had their definite times; not a single thing received any injury, and no living being came to a premature end. Men might be possessed of the faculty of knowledge, but they had no occasion for its use. This was what is called the state of perfect unity. At this time, there was no action on the part of anyone, but a constant manifestation of spontaneity.
Native American and indegenious:
The Native American spiritualities and the prophecies of indigenous cultures fit into this ideal of the masculine and feminine balancing, according to Hanchin. She has studied with the Seneca Indians for some years and they believe that we are ending the fourth world, a world of separateness, power-over and control, and we are entering the fifth world, the world of harmony, oneness and power-with. The indigenous cultures have kept their connection with the feminine, with Mother Earth, and so are more aware of
this rebalancing. "The thing that I think we were never told as girls and boys growing up, is that the Great Goddess was humankind's original concept of a God," said Vikki Hanchin. Hanchin is a local psychotherapist and facilitator of women's spirituality study groups. "We were never told that there was a time in history, prior to patriarchy, a time of even longer duration that was organized around the feminine, that was matrifocal. The idea of the Goddess as a nurturing life-giving force was much more central, and women were seen as a revered embodiment of the Goddess. "
Comment: The above quotes are just a scratch on the surface, but I encourage you to search and read on this aspect further. Its fascinating and eye opening. -thunderhands