The time of good questions
This period at the end of November often brings existential questions. This is normal, after the sudden swing into winter with the Hermit which made us “touch the bottom” of our condition of incarnated beings, the energy continues its way, it does not stop and is already going, in a still subterranean way, towards a recovery.
This is the moment when a process of recapitulation of the paths traced behind us takes place and questions us about the steps we are going to take next.
It is about learning from the past. This sometimes means recognising that we have taken directions that are not ours, preparing to reorient our steps, without throwing away everything we have installed in our lives! This is a delicate moment where we need to be solidly grounded to have both clarity and wisdom… Not to rush, but to feel… To stay connected to the Earth and take the time to mature in this season of short days…
The sacrum, the back of the pelvis, and the archetype of the Elder
The sacrum is not called the “sacred part” for nothing: it is like a crystal, similar to a keystone into which the iliac wings that extend it are inserted. It resembles a large archaic butterfly whose almost imperceptible beating of the wings impels a wider movement, that of our whole body, on a path that has meaning and consistency.
In the art of free movement, this area is really the source of harmonious movement: even almost motionless, all full movement is born from here.
Moreover, the sacrum has 8 holes, the number of infinity and the basis of our DNA coding (64 bases): as a nod to the fact that the Elder draws on the wisdom that lies behind us.
The kidneys, which we also associate with this archetype, are well known in Chinese medicine for being the reservoir of vital energy received at conception from our ancestors, which goes in the same direction. In addition they filter the blood, keeping our internal balance, which is like keeping our course whatever the external fluctuations.
The path of life
The Elder, like the whole family of the Wise Ones, connects us beyond our own individual, human wisdom to the memory of the Earth, manifested in crystals, and reminds us that the material of our bodies belongs to the Earth and that we are all, literally, billions of years old.
Through him, if we follow his rhythm, if we put our attention there, we find the support we need to refocus on what really matters, with wisdom.
The Elder carries this memory of the Earth in our connection to others… that is, in our place among others. For this reason, we say that he is the guardian of the path of life. He reminds us that our life has a meaning and he whispers to us from the back of the pool: “you have unique skills, which no other can achieve in your place. In this your life is precious to you, and the world. He trusts us.
The symptoms of the back of the pelvis
With what we have said above, we can imagine that all the symptoms in this area may be related to
– either being deeply out of step with our “life path”, i.e. not acting in the world by virtue of our own skills which form our best contribution to life on Earth.
– or not having enough solid support to move forward.
We can assume that everything that is stiff and tense shows a difficulty in committing to our path… as if restraint, whatever the cause, were stronger than the fact of moving forward?
Perhaps also fractures of the sacrum or pelvis show a huge internal tension/discord.
… and any weaknesses, laxity in this area could be related to uncertainty!
The Elder’s message
The Elder asks in all seasons these questions:
“What are you leaning on?”
“Are you sure you want to do what you are doing?
“What makes you feel like you belong?
He also reminds us that this is a time for meditation rather than reflection, that it is a time to settle down (still or moving), to let go of thoughts, to go down into the body and listen deeply!
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