As I write this post we are about mid-way in the time that the Spirit Keeper Waboose is strong in the Medicine Wheel of life. We are in the time of the North Wind a time of ending and beginning. Waboose (White Buffalo) watches over the spirits of those born under the moon sign of the Snow Goose, Otter, and Wolf. Roughly this is a time defined from December 22nd through March 20th on our calendars.
Some strong lessons from the Spirit Keeper Waboose during the time of the North wind are that we are to accept life in it’s fullest, accept death as a natural part of life, and to accept that we need to share all that has been given to us.
If we think of the winter of our lives, it is important to listen to Waboose and share those things given to us. Not just material things but most importantly the knowledge we have been given. When our physical bodies have entered into the North Wind of living we are older and wiser, elders if you will. Elders are responsible to share the history and culture with the younger people in their families. Passing on the ancient wisdom that was passed on to us when we were young is a giveaway practice that is very important. One that Native Americans have both known and practiced for centuries.
As we are in the physical time of the Medicine Wheel ruled by Waboose (White Buffalo) we look forward to the changes that are to come and reflect on what we have or have not accomplished. We can use this time as a time of forgiveness and compassion for those who have wronged us or we have wronged.
We can reflect on the White Buffalo (Waboose) who gave everything for the good of the people and see the ways that we might be giving for the good of the people of today, those we know and those we haven’t met yet.
~Mitakuye Oyasin~ We are all related