The symbol of the dragon has always fascinated me. My time in China did not cure that enchantment. In fact the concept of enchantment has been in the forefront of my thinking. The dragon in China is a spiritual and cultural symbol. It is assigned to those individuals who are powerful and successful the symbol of a dragon eating his tail (the same as a snake eating its tail) is one of infinity. The snake is a symbol of healing and when eating its’ tail shows the power of enchantment and healing of the one mind. Dragons are mythical and spell bounding. Their symbol of infinity and healing power dwell within each of us.
The dragon enchantment is of consciousness. We are drawn into the concept mesmerized, spell bound, and enchanted without reason. There is no black and white, in consciousness there is just beingnes, isness in an infinite moment that defines the reality of our self. At some point we realize that the nothingness of being leaves us plasmatic (moldable) allowing us to be all there is. When there is no choice as in being consciousness, we are enchanted being drawn into a world of realization that defines all earthly revelations. We are total power and yet no power at the same moment. The more we surrender to the nothingness of being the more we become enchanted brought to the realization that the self is no more and yet is all there is not separate from all but the all or totality of reality.
The shape of a circle represents the totality of consciousness. For instance the medicine wheel represents that body-mind-spirit. It represents that the healing of self or nation does not come from one area or one being separated but rather acknowledgement of the enchantment of oneness, of wholeness. When illness occurs in a group, country, or world it is because the consensus of the group is one of separation or partition into areas. Healing is by unanimity of the group that all there is, is One. One knowing itself as One manifesting in infinite variety without beginning or end. The forever self of Truth.
“My greatest Medicine [Wheel] is One of the Mind, and Body, and Heart. If you have One Hundred People who Live Together, and if Each One Cares for the Rest, there is One Mind. The Power of this One Single Mind is a Great One, and is a means of Keeping Sickness from Among them. But if Ten of that Hundred do not Care for the Rest of their Brothers and Sisters, then there is a Threat. The Threat is One of Sickness. .. [This is because we] are each a living spinning Medicine Wheel, and Each of us Possesses this Power to Destroy or to Create.” Night Bear.
Night bears statement implies that each human being is somatically tied into the family, tribe, community, country, and Universe. This is the concept of One Mind. Thus by agreement we remain whole as ONE. If we deny this wholeness, this ONENESS of Mind we become ill. The illness, of not caring for each other is by conscious consensus. The forever self is lost in the abyss of either/or, unable to surrender to the NO thingness of consciousness. When any of us cares for the other our self is forever and the dragon capable of healing all body-mind-spirit. To not to care for another (brothers members of our tribe, Universe) is to hate. To hate is an illness. An illness that is only cured by the caring of the other. The infinite circle represented by the medicine wheel, the dragon biting its’ tail, and the snake biting its’ tail is healing, medicine which is to heal the illness.
“If there are ten, a hundred, a thousand, or just one, it is the same. It is not numbers it is completeness. I am an old man, and I have seen clearly what happens when a People are not One. Before the white man began to destroy the unity of the camps, there was very little sickness. I had never seen a child born bad or dead. I never knew a man who was crippled by disease. Crippled man, yes! But they were crippled by carelessness upon the great prairie. This other is a carelessness much more deadly.” White Clay, chief among the Plains Indian People.
A circle, wheel, dragon or snake represents human beings, animals, worlds, and language and all other properties, animate and inanimate. We, human beings, self, mirror all the properties of consciousness and conversely all properties of consciousness mirror human beings and each other. It is called reflective consciousness. All power, energy of life, and being as all properties within it and of consciousness compromised of spirits, the vital essences of life and beingness.
You are forever without beginning or end. Enchanted by the totality of Truth.
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