Monday, May 2, 2011

MAY (5) 2011 and The Law of Cause and Effect

In Numerology (5) is the number of “Chance”. Some interpreters think five is the most holy of numbers and others think it uncertain, discouraging and hazardous. Five is displayed in Leonard Da Vinci’s drawing “Vitruvian Man, Study of proportions”, from Vitruvius's De Architectura. This famous drawing shows man with arms extended from his body, legs beyond hip width and head erect thus showing the five points of man which are likened to the five-pointed star.

• The five cardinal points plus the center.

• The five elements of Chinese philosophy - Quintessence
         (an alchemical term meaning The four elements plus that which encompasses them; that being
           the quality of physical consciousness).

Odd numbers represent the male except (1) which is most commonly representative of the number of the Divine; God, Gaea, Wakan Tanka (Great Mystery), and all the other names for “deity”. Even numbers represent the female. Five (5) is the merging of the first feminine number (2) and the first true masculine number (3) creating (5) which is a masculine number. The number 5 is also referred to as the midpoint in the 1-9 number cycle of the decimal system. Thus it is considered to be a pivot point where past and future are both visible at the same time.

May is also the month of my father’s birth. He was born on Beltane; May 1, 1921 and was fifty-four years old when he died. I have loved him all my life.

I always knew he loved my mother and she loved him. They never passed by one another that I knew of without giving a touch, a smile, that look . . . and they loved their family. I knew without a doubt that my father loved me just as I was, in pretty frilly dresses all torn and muddy from following a frog up a stream or in boots and blue jeans worn white from the saddle and from the slide of many hay bales from ground to knees then up to the augur or a hay stack – he loved me no matter what.
He loved me when I was married.. He loved me when it became known that I couldn’t give him grand-children of my body. He loved the grand-children my husband brought to our marriage. He loved us and he taught us all to fish.

He loved my husband who was born May 24 and died December 2010. He love his son who was born May 28 and died January 2010. Love is what endures.

Happy Birthday, my father.

The Fifth Universal Law

The Law of Cause and Effect

This Universal Law states that nothing happens by chance or outside the Universal Laws. Every action has a reaction or consequence and we "reap what we have sown."

My Native American teacher has always said that what we do during the year comes back to us ten-fold in spring. Upon hearing of someone doing harm to self and other living things he would say, “I sure wouldn’t like to be that person come spring”.

There was a time in my life when I attributed “happenings” to chance, happenstance, accident or outside interference. The day came for me when I had to face the fact that “they didn’t do it to me”. It was spring and I had just cleaned the whole house from outside to inside.

I remember clearing off my coffee table which sat a ways back but in front of the fireplace. I’d just cleaned the fireplace and had laid new kindling down with wood to the side prepared for a new fire. I sat on the other side of my coffee table and put there all my woes, grievances, slights, hurts (real and imagined) and resentments and old feuds. I had a funeral for all those things right there in front of my fireplace in my own living room. I cried, spoke the stories of my life right out loud and sang songs from my childhood Sunday school days. I was alone in the house and this was the time for me to grow up and take responsibility for my part in everything that had happened to me at the hand of others or myself.

I forgave them and me and when I was done with this purging and funeral -- I lit the fire.

I wish for you that this spring-time is wonderful and that what you have given to others and yourself (all living things) throughout the year comes back to you now as Joy and Peace and Love. I also wish for that you know who you are inside and out and that you are the same on the inside as you are on the outside.

Walk mindfully well loved one,
          Walk soulfully well loved one,
                 Walk kindly well loved one,
                          Be always coming home.