Celebrating Australia’s Wheel of Life CD
By Scott Alexander King, Australia
From the bestselling Author of Animal Dreaming, Scott King, provides a series of meditative journeys through the seasons, the elementals and the corresponding energies that symbolically govern the four directions.
“The sky is round, and I have heard the Earth is round like a ball, and so are all the stars. The wind in its greatest power whirls. Birds make their nests in circles, for theirs is the same religion as ours. The sun comes forth and goes down again in a circle. The moon does the same, and both are round. Even the seasons form a great circle in their changing, and always come back again to where they were. The life of a man is a circle from childhood, and so it is in everything where power moves.” Black Elk, Elder of the Oglala Sioux People:
Since the beginning of time, the circle has represented equality, protection, fertility and feminine wisdom. The Wheel of Life works just like a great circle; a circle that journeys us from baby to elder, from summer to spring, from dawn till dusk; journey that invites us to explore the four elements, the four phases of growth, the four races of man and the four seasons. It speaks of the four winds, the four directions, and the corresponding influences that govern each of them: the elemental spirits, angels, animals, stones, plants, colours, emotions and sensations.
Its a journey we all take, both physically and metaphorically, once over a single lifetime, and countless times during the course of a single day. Beginning with new life in the Spring, to the height of fullness and energy in Summer, from the inward contemplative energy of Autumn, Winter’s wisdom of old age and finally to the passing over to begin a new life once again in the east, the Wheel of Life aims to remind us of our mortality and our immortality while instilling within each and every one of us a greater understanding of Mother Earth and the forces of nature that surround us every day.
Celebrate the Wheel of Life and in doing so make a pact with yourself to live a richer, fuller more aware life full of happiness, health and abundance.