Thread: Lines of power
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Old 05-24-2007, 10:03 AM   #6
jennifer paige smith
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Re: Lines of power

Aran Bright wrote: View Post
Do you know that diaghram that is basically a circle inside a square that has the four lines cutting across it?

Does that mean anything to you?

I have heard teachers talk about cutting along the diagonals, does this ring a bell?
These symbols together are found in the American Indian medicine wheel and Spirit Catchers. Follow the lines precisely, the very simple diagrams that you have seen photograghed with O'Sensei lecturing near the chalkboard, find them and work 45degree angles for a while. Then consider how they are related to a natural concept of 'the whole ', using nature, like a flowing stream, as your guide. Listen, you can hear it. Quiet your spirit through sword cuts and then allow natural inspiration to flow in.

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