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Night Dance, Day Life


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“Envision a flat area of hard bare earth with a fire built in the center giving light to this ring. A shadowy figure come to the fire and places two large pieces of wood on it, and fades back into the darkness around the space. Two dancers appear at opposite edges of the circle. One dancer carries the war lance and a hunting bow. Symbols of the male. The other dancer is holding the feather joss and meal scoop. Symbols of a female. As the drummer begins, each dances toward the other showing high their spirit symbols. The warrior dancing with his unique steps, and the maiden with her own symbolic moves. The do not dance with each other, because they are in contest with each other, not a war, but a meaningful contest where each will attempt to control the attention of the watchers in the shadows, and to hold the central spot in the fire for time. During the dance each will tire and will needfully rest to regain strength, but as long as the contest logs burn, they must stay in the dance, or one will never dance again. At times one will mimic the steps of each other and seem to honor or aid the other, but when the contest logs have become ash, it is destined that both will be dancing, and neither one will triumph over the other but for the moments of rest each needed.

In the daylight, the dancers will be one body but each may choose its time of being and time of rest during the body’s waking hours. Even if one seems to take control in the daytime, even for years, still the night dance will go on. Listen closely for the drummer as the logs are placed.”

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Hi Vicky,

That reminds me of a documentary a guy in Denmark made about his father, who is transgendered but not transitioning. At the end, was a dance and with each twist or turn the father would switch genders. It was very beautifully done and uplifting.

I can't remember the names, of the producer or the film, but it was such a spiritual dance that it stuck with me.

Thanks for sharing your vision.

Shari

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Very nice Vicky. Did you write that?

A quick search revealed no source on line. Very nice...

Michelle

This is one of my own spirit visions although it is rooted in "ways of seeing" that I have been guided in over the years.

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Guest Squallsong

Vicky, is this something from a dream, vision quest, or simply a constructed understanding?

Just wondering. All are valid schools of shamanism, and frankly, I find them all fascinating.

Be well and take care!

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I was not conscious that I was questing for a vision when this came to me, but the night I wrote it on my own computer, I had been thinking about my spiritual interplay and listening to a CD of NA prayers and chants that were mixed with nature sounds (wolf crys, eagle screams, thunder, and some others) and I could envision dancers to that music, that vision applied itself to my inner thoughts and became a vision that gave me a way I could describe what I was looking for to others. I have made specific vision quests as a younger person, and while with a mentor one time, I have not taken a specific shamanic teaching and lived in it.

The title of the CD was Native Heart, The Spirit Of The North American Indian, recorded and produced in Canada,

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Guest DianeATL

Very well written Vicky, (as usual). I have read several of the the Two Spirit posts and frankly, I don't have two, I can't relate. For me the male version has no spirit to it, it is a hollow shell, a body without spirit or soul. I have come to learn more than ever, that my one spirit is feminine. For me the male version is like the sheep herder who dons a Ghille suit to disguise the human presence among the sheep. I wear my male Ghille suit to hide the presence of a female.

And dang that suit is uncomfortable. ;-)

Hugs,

Diane

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