A Medicine Wheel, or Sacred Circle, is a tool that has been used by Native North, South, and Central American tribes for generations. It symbolizes how all knowledge and life is connected in one, continuous loop. It also represents the achievement of balance and how our energy is also connected to the Universe.
This tool is very useful for reflecting on yourself and doing a soul check-in. Utilizing the Medicine Wheel will allow you to put your ego aside and truly look inward for things that may be holding you back in the areas of your life that are involved with relationships.
In order for you to use the Medicine Wheel properly, you need to know why it is always built the way that it is. A Medicine Wheel is always split into four sections. These sections represent North, South, East, and West. Each of these Cardinal Directions has a different healing power that you can implement for yourself as you do your own soul check-in. Here is a basic rundown of how each direction can help heal you:
North – Deals with trust issues and faith in relationships
South – Deals with letting go of past relationships
East – Deals with unhealthy thought patterns that have developed around relationships
West – Deals with having forgiveness and compassion for ourselves regarding relationships
In order to use your Medicine Wheel to heal in all the above ways, there are a few simple steps to follow:
- Create a Medicine Wheel in a circle on the ground that is large enough for you to move around in. Take your time with this, and do it outside, if possible. You can use rocks, shells, sticks, etc. to outline your shape.
- Once your ground replica is complete with corresponding sections, go into the Northern area and reflect on the following questions in your journal:- What is my heart’s desire in 1-2 clear statements?
– Do I truly have faith that the Universe wants the best for me?
– Do I believe that I have a Soul Mate relationship waiting for me in this life?
- Next, go into the Southern area and reflect on the following questions in your journal:- Who do I blame/judge for my failed relationships?
– Who do I need to let go of?
– What fears are keeping me from letting go?
- Next, go into the Eastern area and reflect on the following questions in your journal:- Do I believe I am worthy of a Soul Mate relationship?
– What negative beliefs have I developed around my relationships?
– Can I move past these beliefs and allow peace/acceptance to flow?
– Am I open to the true love that will come with my Soul Mate?
- Finally, go into the Western area and reflect on the following questions in your journal:- What mistakes have I made in my past relationships?
– Have I forgiven myself for these mistakes?
– What can I learn from these mistakes?
These steps can be done over the course of a few days, or you can take an entire day if you are not feeling overwhelmed. The most important thing to remember is to be completely and truly honest with yourself throughout this process, and set your ego aside. Also, feel free to substitute the wording to suit your needs as this ritual can be used for any relationship, not just the romantic kind. And of course, you can always contact Pamela at Passage to Inner Joy.
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