Reciprocity Tutorial – VI

Taking Aim on Reciprocity with Gifts from the Rainforest

ReciprocityAnimal Energy Medicine for Healing the Modern Mind – Tutorial VI

  • Enhance your intuition and self-healing abilities
  • Heal negative karmic and energetic patterns
  • Change destructive attitudes, habits and behaviors
  • Create new templates for self-love and joy
  • Guided meditations to hear your inner guidance

RECIPROCITY – UNDERSTANDING GIVE AND TAKE

Rheanni Lightwater - Spiritual Guidance & Mentor
w/ Rheanni Lightwater

There are 58 Intuitive Learning Circles in Gifts from the Rainforest. Each one represents and transmits the healing medicine of a plant, animal or nature spirit that lives in the rainforest.

In this tutorial, we’re going to learn how we can use the Intuitive Learning Circles to train our ability to direct and control our personal energy to manifest our highest good!

Organizing Principle of the Intuitive Learning Circles: Use Your Energy Effectively.

You can use the Intuitive Learning Circles to practice how you’re using your energy to create better outcomes, however, your intention, whatever it may be, cannot be completed until you have followed through and taken action in the real, physical world.

That’s why whenever I really want to accomplish something, I spend time with #14, River Otter. That’s because River Otter is a Master of cause and effect, reciprocity and knowing how to have fun while doing it! He knows that no matter how difficult life gets, things are not as bad as they seem. You can bring fun into doing almost anything.

Let Otter give you a quick lesson in reciprocity. 

Gaze into the Circle and imagine that Otter is there with your Soul, coaching you with a smile. He wants you to know that good-natured fun comes from the sheer joy of doing things just for the pleasure of doing them. Take away the have to’s, should haves and second guessing!

Step One: Centering. Otter - ReciprocityGet present in your body. Use your breath with Otter’s Circle to gather up your energy and awareness into the central area of your solar plexus and heart. This is your potential energy or life force – what some people call chi’, mana or life force.

Practice this step alone to improve your balance and self-confidence.

Breathe into it. Eventually, you’ll feel a ball of potential energy to fuel your objective and be able to hold it!

Be sure to do that both crossed over the midline of your body and uncrossed.

Organizing Principle: The Golden Mean.

Otter knows that “what you put out come back to you” is an essential principle to master if you want to create the preferred karma and good will needed for true prosperity and happiness.

Step Two: Self Awareness. Let Otter help you examine what kind of energy you’ve been sending out into the World. Soften your gaze at his Circle, and ask yourself:

At the moment, what am I putting out? 

Fear?
Conflict?
Irritation?
Resentment?
Confusion?
Hopelessness?
Dissatisfaction?
Am I being positive? Negative?
Am I being too extreme?

When I send this life force out, is it splattering all over the place? Do I know where or to whom that energy has been going to?”

Whatever you’re putting out, is that what you would like to experience in return? Consider for a few moments how what you’re putting out might be related to what you’ve been experiencing. What has been coming back to you?

Step Three: Focused Attention. Now let Otter help you change your experience for the better. Place the words ‘focused attention” in the center open space of Otter’s Circle. Then, consciously bring your full attention to those words, until you have a clear focus on them. Next, you may ask yourself what you would like your attention to be focused on. Once you have the words that express your objective, place those words into the center open space and bring your attention in on them.

Especially if it feels like your energy is scattered, use the Circle to aim your energy clearly and directly into the center.

Step Four: Reciprocity – the Game of Taking Aim. Now you’re ready to play target practice by engaging with the center of the Circle like a bull’s eye. Wait until you can sense clear, direct energy coming back to your center.
It’s like playing a game of ball, whatever you toss out to the bull’s eye in Otter’s Circle, he will toss it back to you and you can feel it in your gut!

Practice with this for a few minutes to improve your concentration and control over how you use your energy.

Now check to see what happens when you add the intention of having fun. While you keep playing with it you’re learning how to consciously direct your energy toward a goal and align multiple objectives with each other. This creates unity of thought and an improved sense of direction!

Even better, if you want to change what you’re putting out, you can practice with Otter before you actually go out into the world and do it. What other things might you prefer to experience? Confidence? Courage? Trust? Joy? Clear communication? Try adding them one at a time. Keep throwing the ball back and forth until you get a good flow going. This “game of taking aim” increases your stamina, enriches your intentions and is the essence of reciprocity.

What else can you learn from Otter? As you can see, this fun little game is a great way to re-align your goals if you’ve been having trouble with that. Maybe you have a project you’re working on that just never seems to line up or fit together. Take each component of the plan one at a time and add them to the center bull’s eye until you can get that reciprocal back and forth going.

Healing Tips:

  • If there’s an aspect of your project that just won’t go into the center, it’s a good indication that something about it needs to be reconsidered or let go of entirely.
  • You can use the Intuitive Learning Circles to practice how you’re using your energy to create better outcomes, however, your intention, whatever it may be, cannot be completed until you have followed through and taken action in the real, physical world.

Summary: If you send out negative energy that scatters out in a lot of different directions, you get a lot of scattered, negative energy back. 
If you send positive, focused energy out, you get clearer, more positive energy back.
If your intention includes things like fun and gratitude, what you get back is even better!  

Now that you’ve learned to play the game of give and take, Otter and the Circles in the next Tutorial can help you create a whole new template for reciprocity and sustainable prosperity by Understanding Karma.  When you learn how to include yourself in the equation, lots of things get a whole lot more fun.

Return to Your Animal Totems Intro ~

Disclaimer:
The Intuitive Learning Circles should not be considered as an exclusive method of treatment. The appropriate medical or psychotherapeutic authorities should be consulted for the diagnosis and treatment for any medical or psychological condition. The information and practices described in Gifts from the Rainforest or this website are best considered as an adjunct to orthodox medical or psychological treatments.

Four Seasons

Living in the Present With the Four Seasons ~

Self-care and Personal Growth through Gifts from the Rainforest:

Four Seasons from Gifts from the Rainforest46. The Four Seasons – Each season reminds us to follow the natural cycles of life. Staying in sync with them brings harmony to body, mind and spirit.

Are you out of sync?Worrying about the future or stuck in the past?

What would remedy that and help you live in the present?

Healing Action:  Pull yourself into the present by fully coming into your body. Open and close your fingers. Notice the time and date. Look around. Be in alignment with what is. Stand firm within the natural Circle and cycles of Life.


The Circle of Life

All of life follows a natural cycle of
birth, growth, decay and regeneration.
However, the critical mind becomes impatient and
wants to see immediate results.
It longs for the green of summer all year long.
The creatures of the rainforest
laugh because they know this is folly.
The plants cry because they know
the danger in this kind of thinking.
Allow the seasons to teach you
how to reconnect to the joy and fulfillment
that is available in each moment.
There is no time but now.
Bring yourself into harmony with what is.

 


Mind Body IntegrationMind Body Integration

For best results, gaze softly at the Circle both crossed over the midline of the body and uncrossed so that the communication is more complete.

Intuitive Learning Circles help you access your inner guidance and self-confidence to make proactive changes. Simply relax and gaze at the Circles while contemplating its message and positive affirmations. Your intuition will come forward and give you the help that you seek.


Further Exploration into the Healing Circle of the Four Seasons:

Four Seasons

This Circle of Life beckons you to step into the simplicity of being here now. The small mind thinks that doing so would be too difficult. Why is that?

Perhaps it fears the loss of control that comes with being open and receptive. After all, birth, death, and rebirth seem like scary things, yet if we cling to the ideal of endless youth, we’ill never taste the sweetness of maturity.

A fearful mind organizes itself around dissatisfaction and all the reasons why things couldn’t possibly work out. It loves to fixate on all the reasons not to do something rather than the benefits that could be reaped from moving forward. The fear of approaching winter causes it to hoard. It idealizes the birth of spring and yet resists the change that’s required. It makes up stories about how things would be so much better if others just conformed to their way of doing things. It likes to take snapshots. It doesn’t like the chaos of change.

We could be much happier if we would relax and organize around the natural circle of life that accepts change and goes with it. Watch how the plants and animals handle this and you will come to understand that you can never go back to the way you were yesterday. By the same token, you can never know exactly what will happen in the future. 

Life is best experienced in the present. Accept that you are constantly changing and adapt to natural law.


The Four Seasons is an excerpt from Gifts from the Rainforest

Available exclusively From Soul Resources LLC:

Animal Totems for Inner Guidanceby Rheanni Lightwater

OPEN YOUR HEART AND MAKE FRIENDS WITH THE FOUR SEASONS

Inspired by Design Therapy from the native tribes of the Amazon, the fifty-eight Intuitive Learning Circles and animal totems from Gifts from the Rainforest are self-healing tools for nature lovers who want to accelerate their spiritual growth and intuition.

♦ Find emotional healing  ♦ Deal with repetitive habits & attitudes that keep you stuck  ♦ Develop common sense  ♦ Learn to trust your gut instincts.  ♦ Receive messages from plant, animal & nature spirits.


Disclaimer:
The Intuitive Learning Circles should not be considered as an exclusive method of treatment. The appropriate medical or psychotherapeutic authorities should be consulted for the diagnosis and treatment of any medical or psychological condition. The information and practices described on this website are best considered as an adjunct to orthodox medical or psychological treatments.

Monkey Medicine

Break the Spell with Monkey Medicine

Self-care and Personal Growth through Gifts from the Rainforest

Monkey Medicine from Gifts from the Rainforest

#28 Monkey – Monkey is presenting an opportunity to respond differently in the face of cruelty and rage. Learn to invest your energy more wisely. Life has so much more to offer!

Are you spending too much time fighting and finding fault with others? 

Are you making your life too hard? If so, what would you rather be doing?

Healing Action: Identify if you’re involved in harmful group think, curses, grudges or bad attitudes. Repairing the damage done begins by forgiving yourself first.


Angry Monkey

The angry mind is like an angry monkey.
It swings wildly from one tree to another,
casting coconuts and squealing curses at the top of its lungs.
The monkey-mind has often thoughtlessly
cast insults and stones on friends and enemies alike
whenever it has felt threatened.
Deflect the ill will of others by refusing to
take their threats personally.
Their curses are merely a reflection of how
they feel about themselves.
Cultivate humility when thinking ill of others.
Your curses are merely a reflection of how
you feel about yourself.
“Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.”
Vigilantly monitor your monkey mind.
How is it feeding you with poison?
Approach it with compassion, and nourish it
with the milk of human kindness.
Forgiveness begins within.

 


Mind Body IntegrationMind Body Integration

For best results, gaze softly at the Circle both crossed over the midline of the body and uncrossed so that the communication is more complete.

Intuitive Learning Circles help you access your inner guidance and self-confidence to make proactive changes. Simply relax and gaze at the Circles while contemplating its message and positive affirmations. Your intuition will come forward and give you the help that you seek.


Further Exploration into Monkey Medicine:

Monkey Medicine

Monkey medicine speaks of the need to clear your mind of preconceived ideas and concepts that have been cursing your attempts to be peaceful and happy. Somehow, an angry mind is dominating the situation.

As you gaze at the Circle, relax and ask your Soul: “Am I mad at myself?” “Is someone else mad at me?” “What am I afraid of?”

Monkey is showing us that within every stone that’s cast against another is an opportunity to learn and respond differently. Redeem yourself first and a path will open that leads to forgiving others. Take that opportunity and your life will change forever.

It could be that you’re being a projection to someone because they’re seeing something in you that they don’t like about themselves. On the other hand, you may feel like others are throwing accusations or ridicule at you simply because that’s what you expect them to do.

Don’t fall for such wasteful mental activity! Look deeper into your own insecurities. This may seem unpleasant at first, but there is a gift waiting for you if you’re willing to get to the bottom of this falsehood. Usually it involves letting go of an old way of thinking about yourself and the world.

The monkey may also be exposing a collective illusion that’s been bedeviling you in this situation. See it for what it is. Break the spell that keeps you from being who you truly are in the face of destructive groupthink. Once you can transcend the lie that’s being told, a passageway that has previously been blocked will be ready for you to step through.

Gently coax your monkey mind out of the dark undergrowth of fear and resentment. Bring it into the light of day. Using Love and Forgiveness, encourage it to swing freely through the trees until it can travel to the very highest regions of the forest canopy with ease!


Monkey Medicine is an excerpt from Gifts from the Rainforest

Available exclusively From Soul Resources LLC:

Animal Totems for Inner Guidanceby Rheanni Lightwater

OPEN YOUR HEART AND MAKE FRIENDS WITH MONKEY MEDICINE

Inspired by Design Therapy from the native tribes of the Amazon, the fifty-eight Intuitive Learning Circles and animal totems from Gifts from the Rainforest are self-healing tools for nature lovers who want to accelerate their spiritual growth and intuitive abilities.

♦ Find emotional healing  ♦ Deal with repetitive habits & attitudes that keep you stuck  ♦ Develop common sense  ♦ Learn to trust your gut instincts.  ♦ Receive messages from plant, animal & nature spirits.


Disclaimer:
The Intuitive Learning Circles should not be considered as an exclusive method of treatment. The appropriate medical or psychotherapeutic authorities should be consulted for the diagnosis and treatment of any medical or psychological condition. The information and practices described on this website are best considered as an adjunct to orthodox medical or psychological treatments.

Vine of the Soul

Spiritual Healing from the Vine of the Soul

Self-care and Personal Growth through Gifts from the Rainforest:

Vine of the Soul from Gifts from the Rainforest

41. Vine – Ayahuasca is an ancient medicine used in ceremony for soul retrieval and to bring us back into union with our spiritual selves.

Have you given away your power? How can you regain it?
How can you effectively move out of fear and into courage?

Healing Action: Align with your inner knowing. Find a spiritual based process or ceremony that will help you determine what got you off track and how to regain balance.


Mother Ayahuasca

For over a thousand years, shamans from
the Amazon have received healing
for their people from the Vine of the Soul.
This medicine teaches how to reconnect
with our spiritual selves and nature.
She provides lasting physical healing
by addressing its spiritual source.
She shows us the truth about how
we have betrayed ourselves and our divinity.
She reminds us of who we are
and how we lost our identity.
Call upon this ancient tradition
and reflect on what the deeper cause
for your pain and dilemmas might be.
Your Soul knows the answer,
you have only to call upon it.

 


Mind Body IntegrationMind Body Integration

For best results, gaze softly at the Circle both crossed over the midline of the body and uncrossed so that the communication is more complete.

Intuitive Learning Circles  help you access your inner guidance and self-confidence to make proactive changes. Simply relax and gaze at the Circles while contemplating its message and positive affirmations. Your intuition will come forward and give you the help that you seek.


Further Exploration into Ayahuasca Medicine:

Vine of the Soul

The ego is blocking the truth, although with help from your Soul, it’s possible for you to see beyond your delusions and imaginary fears. Ayahuasca’s medicine can show you how you are presently using your strength and will. It can also show you how you might improve upon them.
Let her assist you as you move out of fear and into courage:

  • Purge lies and dangerous distractions.
  • Expel malignant toxins from your body and mind.
  • Allow your Soul to take its proper place in your experience.
  • Align with your inner knowing and the truth will be revealed.
  • Maintain your newfound health and integrity by taking good care of yourself.

You may be refusing abundance that has been coming your way or possibly you may benefit from learning how to be more compassionate. Learn to heal yourself by listening to the wisdom of your heart.

It’s very important at this time to be real and genuine in your requests, because whatever you ask for, you are liable to get. Unlock your suppressed creativity and heal your Self.


The Vine of the Soul is an excerpt from Gifts from the Rainforest

Available exclusively From Soul Resources LLC:

Animal Totems for Inner Guidanceby Rheanni Lightwater

OPEN YOUR HEART AND MAKE FRIENDS WITH THE VINE OF THE SOUL

Inspired by Design Therapy from the native tribes of the Amazon, the fifty-eight Intuitive Learning Circles and animal totems from Gifts from the Rainforest are self-healing tools for nature lovers who want to accelerate their spiritual growth and intuition.

♦ Find emotional healing  ♦ Deal with repetitive habits & attitudes that keep you stuck  ♦ Develop common sense  ♦ Learn to trust your gut instincts.  ♦ Receive messages from plant, animal & nature spirits.


Disclaimer:
The Intuitive Learning Circles should not be considered as an exclusive method of treatment. The appropriate medical or psychotherapeutic authorities should be consulted for the diagnosis and treatment of any medical or psychological condition. The information and practices described on this website are best considered as an adjunct to orthodox medical or psychological treatments.

Shamans Leaves

Clear the Clutter Out of Your Mind with Shaman’s Leaves

Self-care and Personal Growth through Gifts from the Rainforest:

Shamans Leaves from Gifts from the Rainforest32. Shaman’s Leaves – when the mind goes into survival mode, it can pull progress to a complete stop. Shamans leaves shake out resistance and fear so that the journey can continue.

What are you afraid of?

What would you like to shake off? What mental confusion needs to be cleared away? What might help you do that?

Healing Action: The critical mind wants to control you through fear or panic. Do not abandon your efforts – persist. Sit up. Breathe. Shake it out! Now is not the time to give in.


The Shaman’s Leaves

On shamanic journeys, resistance is expected.
When this happens, the small mind
will think up every possible reason to give up
and retreat from your Soul’s journey.
The shaman then brings out his dried leaves
and shakes them in your face
for however long it takes
for the small mind to surrender.
These dried leaves contain yellow magic –
the courage to endure against all
manipulations of the mind.
See your fear for what it is.
Stay with it.
Endure.

 


Mind Body IntegrationMind Body Integration

For best results, gaze softly at the Circle both crossed over the midline of the body and uncrossed so that the communication is more complete.

Intuitive Learning Circles help you access your inner guidance and self-confidence to make proactive changes. Simply relax and gaze at the Circles while contemplating its message and positive affirmations. Your intuition will come forward and give you the help that you seek.


Further Exploration into the Medicine of the Shaman’s Leaves:

You have decided that things are supposed to happen in a certain way and because of your limited thinking, you are about to give up. Don’t. 

  • If you can stop thinking so much and open to the possibility of different scenarios, the block can remove itself.
  • If you can open yourself up to new ideas the world will respond to you differently.
  • If you refuse, you remain chained to outmoded thoughts, habits and behaviors that will naturally lead to self-defeat and self-pity.
  • If you are waiting for a guarantee, you will just keep delaying the completion of your goal. 
  • If your mind is telling you that something should be happening in a certain way ask your heart: “According to who and how would they know?” 
  • If you don’t have much self-discipline, now is a good time to develop some. 
Shamans Leaves

Do you need to stop trying to force something to work out a certain way and just trust the process? Nature has a way of righting things on its own; allow this to work for you.
It could be that a recurring pattern of post-traumatic stress is blocking your mind and making it hard to think clearly. Pent up energy needs to be released. Let the Circle help your body do what it needs to do. Use your breath, rhythmic motion, sound and visuals to bring the blockage up and shake it out. Once the stagnant energy is released, allow your body and nervous system to calm down with slower, deeper breaths and softer, rocking movements.
Or
Early childhood and/or cultural conditioning is blocking your spiritual connection. Take the pressure off of having to be a certain way. Doing the opposite of what you think you should do is often the cure. Visualize a warm breeze blowing anxious thoughts up and out of your mind, like a little whirlwind of leaves.


The medicine of Shaman’s Leaves is an excerpt from Gifts from the Rainforest

Available exclusively From Soul Resources LLC:

Animal Totems for Inner Guidanceby Rheanni Lightwater

OPEN YOUR HEART AND MAKE FRIENDS WITH THE SHAMANS LEAVES

Inspired by Design Therapy from the native tribes of the Amazon, the fifty-eight Intuitive Learning Circles and animal totems from Gifts from the Rainforest are self-healing tools for nature lovers who want to accelerate their spiritual growth and intuition.

♦ Find emotional healing  ♦ Deal with repetitive habits & attitudes that keep you stuck  ♦ Develop common sense  ♦ Learn to trust your gut instincts.  ♦ Receive messages from plant, animal & nature spirits.


Disclaimer:
The Intuitive Learning Circles should not be considered as an exclusive method of treatment. The appropriate medical or psychotherapeutic authorities should be consulted for the diagnosis and treatment of any medical or psychological condition. The information and practices described on this website are best considered as an adjunct to orthodox medical or psychological treatments.

Garden Medicine

Nurture Your Dreams with Garden Medicine

Self-care and Personal Growth through Gifts from the Rainforest

Garden Medicine from Gifts From the Rainforest#44 Garden Medicine – Look beyond fear-based thinking and return to the beauty and nourishment of Mother Earth’s garden. With her help, you can cultivate your ability to plant and grow your dreams that will in turn, support the Common Good.

Is your garden positioned properly to be prosperous? Is there something about it that isn’t right and needs to be tended?

Healing Action: Connect with the personal dream that lives in your heart and nourish it with Love and gratitude. Make sure you’re nourishing your own garden and not someone else’s. Live your dream and protect it.


The Sacred Garden

The gifts of Mother Earth are all around us
if only we have eyes to see.
This garden of life has nourished us throughout the ages
with oxygen, nutrients, sacred medicine,
and the sweet memory of how this planet could be.
The Earth’s beauty and life giving richness
has been stamped upon and pompously disregarded by the ego,
because it is afraid.
Afraid to find out that perhaps it isn’t
really all that important.
That perhaps, we might be just fine
if we all gave up trying to control each other and share instead.
Have you forgotten your own garden –
the one that lives in your heart?
It has always been there, waiting for your return
if only you have eyes to see.

 


Mind Body IntegrationMind Body Integration

For best results, gaze softly at the Circle both crossed over the midline of the body and uncrossed so that the communication is more complete.

Intuitive Learning Circles help you access your inner guidance and self-confidence to make proactive changes. Simply relax and gaze at the Circles while contemplating its message and positive affirmations. Your intuition will come forward and give you the help that you seek.


Further Exploration into Garden Medicine:

It’s decision time – time to get off the fence. Your ego is filling you with fear, distractions, confusion and double talk. Even worse, it has you focusing on all your problems instead of your blessings. Release your fear by coming back to the simple wisdom of nature – cause and effect, giving and receiving, activity and rest. Each one naturally includes the other.
You may have turned away from your divinity and allowed your ego to call the shots. It’s time to take back your true nature by reclaiming your true hearts desire.
Did you lose heart when you bought into the egos idea that “the other man’s grass is always greener”?

Garden Medicine
Garden

To find out, gaze at the Circle and ask: “Am I satisfied with what I’ve got?”

If not, why not? Then ask: “Who told me I couldn’t have my true heart’s desire? Who said I wasn’t good enough?”

Perhaps you’re ready to release your agreement with whoever it was that put restrictions on what you can receive. Even better, release your agreement with dissatisfaction itself!
Accept that when things happen within you, they also happen in the world around you. That means when you come from a place of lack internally, you tend to create more lack externally. Stop putting restrictions on what you can receive.

Your personal dream needs care and nourishment. When you appreciate what you have, you cultivate a mindset of true prosperity that can be built upon without greed or avarice.

You are invited to use this Circle to help you visualize your personal garden where you can rest and nurture your dreams. While you’re there, remember the old adage, “…and as you sow, so shall you reap.”

Look at the Circle and ask your heart, “Am I in my own garden? If you aren’t, pull yourself back. If you are, look to see if the landscape could use some tending.


Garden Medicine is an excerpt from Gifts from the Rainforest

Available exclusively From Soul Resources LLC:

Animal Totems for Inner Guidanceby Rheanni Lightwater

OPEN YOUR HEART AND MAKE FRIENDS WITH GARDEN MEDICINE

Inspired by Design Therapy from the native tribes of the Amazon, the fifty-eight Intuitive Learning Circles and animal totems from Gifts from the Rainforest are self-healing tools for nature lovers who want to accelerate their spiritual growth and intuitive abilities.

♦ Find emotional healing  ♦ Deal with repetitive habits & attitudes that keep you stuck  ♦ Develop common sense  ♦ Learn to trust your gut instincts.  ♦ Receive messages from plant, animal & nature spirits.


Disclaimer:
The Intuitive Learning Circles should not be considered as an exclusive method of treatment. The appropriate medical or psychotherapeutic authorities should be consulted for the diagnosis and treatment of any medical or psychological condition. The information and practices described on this website are best considered as an adjunct to orthodox medical or psychological treatments.