The Windhorse

The Windhorse
This is one artform of the Windhorse

Welcome to Windhorse Ways

"Every thing or living being that exists in this world, be it trees, flowers, birds, grasses, rocks, soil of the earth, or human beings, has its unique manner of existence - its essence, its spirit that makes it what it is. That is what is meant by connectedness." --Larry P. Aitken, CHIPPEWA

All Love to You...All Days, All Ways.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

The Opinionated Reverend

Irene Windhorse ~ Transformational Spiritual Services ~ With Reverence for All Life

"You are very opinionated," I've been told.... That, by a really good friend of lasting roots. It's a key reason why we've been friends for so long...we believe in honesty. How uncomfortable is it when a family member or friend is telling you everything's great when you know it's not...when you can feel "something." Alas, but one is at a loss when dealing with Kings and Queens of De-nial!!!

Because I trust my friend and understand that comments are not made in haste or anger, but simply based on my friend...and I...see them, I ponder comments from such a person. Ponder I have, for some months now... The immediate understanding was, "Yes...I surely am!!" Now, how to clean up and send those opinions always in the right Sherlock, or Inspector Moss or Charlie Crews!!

As a young person I was terrified of being opinionated. Now, in my Autumn...or Winter years...I realize that my opinions are how I process truths...and people who speak honestly to us help us to discern how on track we are.

I also find that I have fun with some of my opinionated ways...I get to laugh at myself a lot these days...could it be a letting go process? Seeing myself as the ridiculous buffoon when I rant and want my way?

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Year of the Green...Blue...Wood Horse? What Does That Mean?

Irene Windhorse ~ Transformational Spiritual Services ~ With Reverence for All Life

Here comes the Year of the Green Wood Horse ~ January 31, 2014

Have you ever wondered where these names come from? They have correlation to the Five Elements in Traditional Chinese Medicine, and to Astrology. The Horse is historically a sign of power, and the Tibetan Wind Horse has the Power of Basic Goodness. A horse charges forth into life...willing to face the wind.

The Five-Element Cycle describes Wood as feeding or CREATING Fire...begetting Earth...Earth fostering Metal, and Metal creating Water...Water then begets Wood and the Cycle of Creation continues. There is a devolving Cycle as well; aspects of which are also affecting all we do.

Wood is associated with green since it puts forth green leaves, flowers, fruits...a green and growing thing. Wood is the element of Spring and green, the color of Healing and of the Heart. When I practice Reiki, I see a neon green.

Fire creates new earth, and so has a favorable relationship with it. Therefore, fire following wood is a sign of Luck and Success for the year, especially for those born in the Year of the Horse. It's a good time to create new "earth" for ourselves! This year, Fodder is given for bountiful harvest!

It could have been a red horse; red more readily associated with fire...but being a Lucky Green Wood Horse Time means that we are speaking of Wood's creation of Fire rather than fire's ability to burn red fits. Yet, it's even a blue horse that describes the Wood Horse Year! Blue associated with Water, which nourishes wood, and can extinguish fire...Balance is brought to bear by every symbol.

When the nuances are understood in Oriental philosophies, there is an amazing wealth of meaning! I'll be back to unwrap this a little further...might you have some knowledge to share on the marvelous deductive ways we can See our Universe in ourselves?