Systemic Constellations, Native American Traditions and The Web of Life

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We had an eclipse of the moon in Aires today at 11.51 GMT. This eclipse offers us an opportunity to feel into the desire of our heart rather than follow the dreams and the truths of others (more information here). Another eclipse will occur on 3rd November in Scorpio. These events brought to mind this amazing photograph taken by Edward S Curtis – Dancing to Restore an Eclipsed Moon. I have a small poster of this image of their light-restoring ritual that has moved house with me many, many times.

Synchronicity must be at work here as I also recently came across this quote by Chief Seattle. It reminds us of our place in the Greater Whole and the connection between our ‘systemic lens’ in Constellation Work and the wisdom tradition of the Native Americans.

Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.We are a part of the earth and it is part of us.

Systemic Constellation Books on this topic:

There are two books that I would highly recommend that address this connection between Systemic Constellations and a Shamanic Practice.  Take a look if you are interested.

Images of the Soul by Daan Van Kampenhout (ISBN 3-89670-231-9)  The Workings of the Soul in Shamanic Rituals and Family Constellations

Connecting to Our Ancestral Past by Francesca Mason Boring   Healing through family constellations, ceremony, and ritual

Let’s all enjoy the light after the dark of the eclipse! The sun has come out again (but only just in Somerset!)