Three nudges makes a charm. This is the third time within the last two days that my post on The Three Incan Laws comes to my attention. It’s actually a post that has drawn a lot of resonance and interest since it first went up and has been very meaningful for a lot of people in varying ways.
The three nudges included 1) a new client that was drawn in by it, 2) it suddenly popping into my thoughts last evening likely based on its message link to current energies and an upcoming retreat, and 3) the lovely Angela Gerber of Butterfly Effects Meditation (who wears her own pair of magickal butterfly wings tattooed on her back to reveal her inner Butterfly Goddess) asked to share it along with some of her own thoughts, in a post for her website, which went live today here:
So with that, I am feeling guided to reshare it, as the foundational simplicity of the three laws really speak to creating harmony and grace within your experience of life.
You can also view my original post here:
Journeying Medicine Spoken Through Many Voices From Many Doorways Of One Consciousness
An “ark” by definition and historical understanding was a vessel built by Noah to house and keep safe his family and pairs of every animal of the Earth. It is also known as a sacred chest where the ancient Hebrews kept the two tablets containing the Ten Commandments. In either form, it is seen as a sacred and protective structure that contained the promise of a new life where a new architectural system of life codes would be embraced and instituted to start anew.
We have entered a time when a new way of life and the call for a new code of life is upon us once again. Cycles repeat themselves, as is apparent throughout the history of this Earth for every ancient civilization that has walked upon it. A time comes when change is much needed and there are always messages, signs and guidance being provided if we learn to be present enough to listen and see. This does not necessarily mean the destruction of the Earth is to come, but it does mean the end of a way of life and being is completing and a new form is much needed to be embraced.
According to shamanic belief, everything is alive and carries with it a wisdom and power. Shamanism is found in all cultures of the Earth and is the world’s oldest healing tradition. This ancient, worldwide practice involves engaging with spirit helpers and the forces of the natural world to develop relationships, solve problems and perform healing. Shamans travel to the parallel worlds where time and space have no meaning and use the powers of those worlds, the subconscious and the realities of this world to cause change. They are able to go within and enter an altered state of consciousness at will, in order to contact and utilize a hidden reality that most do not consciously perceive.
According to the shamanic and ceremonial traditions of the Inca, there are those known as naguals. Naguals are a form of very powerful shamans that unlike man that is driven by psychological ego desires, they have none. They are conduits of Spirit, receiving orders from an indefinable and indescribable source. Almost a non-entity, they have learned to break the psychological conditioning of the cognitive division that keeps us cut off from our sources. They can magically assume the physical manifestation of a different entity by shifting into its energy pattern, yet remain the same in Essence, since everything is energy. There are considered to be two different forms of shapeshifting wherein either the luminous body changes into a power animal or the physical body on the Earth plane changes into an animal.
Power animals are essential to shamanic practice, as shamans believe that everyone has power animals. These power animals act as guides or angels, imbuing their individual energy, power and wisdom to guide, heal and protect you. They provide the wisdom of their kind and are not only limited to mammals, but can also be reptiles, insects and sea creatures. Any living creature can serve as a power animal and plants and trees can serve as plant spirit guides, providing their own wisdom.
Depending upon the culture, the gifts each animal provides can vary, yet there are many consistencies across the board as well. It is important to let the animal speak to you in the way meant for you and to be open to their sharing without limitations. Shamanic practice honors with awareness the wisdom and life in all things on Earth, understanding and believing that everything has something to teach. Many western cultures do not get taught to value animals and the gifts they have to help support our lives and the world at large. Animals show up for us in many ways and they are believed to communicate with us by drawing our attention to things, sometimes through repetition. They try to get our attention because they have some wisdom to impart and are most eager to be of service.
We are all connected and we have each been part of all of the cultures, races and religions on the Earth. Animals are transcendent beings that speak to us in a boundless way, free of judgments or enculturated restrictions, which our ego minds would otherwise be closed off to. It is this reason I was guided to bring forth their messages through my paintings, which began as a series called, “Universal ARKitecture of the New Earth.”
The animals have messages for us on individually personal and collective levels and spread their love and wisdom to help us embrace the new energy. These sisters and brothers share the same consciousness and will voice their storytelling messages of healing, each in their own way, offering us keys and insights to a new code of life for embracing. These medicine beings hold antidotes for a new “ARKitectural” plan of the New Earth.
“Universal ARKitecture” was communicated to me and it basically speaks of sacred vessels, which I see as the paintings to be channeled and created, housing within them messages, codings, energy, keys….spoken through the many voices of the animal spirits of the Earth and uniting us through a Universal language and symbolism that is of the Earth and beyond.
Their Essence will encompass an ecclectic tapestry of interwoven threads that span and honor the many ancient, forgotten civilizations and world religions of the Earth’s history, as well as intertwine Earth and Cosmic dimensions, past, present and future. The power animals and shape-shifting “naguals” emerge through timeless energy portals to share their wisdom and powers. This is in effort to help guide us with supportive keys for co-creating a new Earth with conscious awareness, embracive remembrance and visionary innovation. Subliminally sublime is the supportive guidance they offer and the journey began through the path of the Major Arcana of the Tarot and my first piece titled: A Walk Between Worlds: “Hatun Karpay of the Nagual” (The Great Initiation of the Nagual/ Powerful Shaman).
The Tarot are a highly symbolic deck of cards consisting of 22 Major Arcana cards and 56 Minor Arcana cards. Arcana means secrets or mysteries, which is why deciphering the symbols is half the gift of the translator, viewer or experiencer of the cards and their images. The original concept of Tarot and deciphering the symbolism they hold dates back to early Egypt and India. The gypsies also used them on the banks of the Mediterranean long before they were used by the Renaissance schools and a revival of their use and interest has surged in the middle of the 19th century and continues today.
The Major Arcana (Latin meaning “big secret”) cards are the first keys to our initial understanding and is at the heart of the Tarot. They deal with the human condition and symbolize a whole range of human life and experience, representing the joys and sorrows each man and woman can experience in a lifetime. They are 22 cards that illustrate the human drama through the strengths, weaknesses, hopes, fears and the lightest and darkest parts of an individual; basically the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of humankind. This is demonstrated through an archetypal figure or figures that express a specific Essence of real and abstract symbology of a person’s life.
I started with the 21st card, the “World” card, to embark on a journey through an experience of life spoken to us through the animals and all of these elements expressed. It encompassed the ancient Incan symbolism and energy of the four directions and the Incan Medicine Wheel. There is the potential that more paintings will encompass some of or all of the Major Arcana or simply and potently come through as animal spirit guides with collective healing messages for the New Earth. It is hard to foresee the inspired channeling that will come through, as I do not direct the messages and visions received and what is needed. I am a conduit for their expression and can merely share the Essence I am sensing is wanting to reveal.
Either way, each painting will represent a key to a potential new code of life, beginning with completion and ending with completion, as every moment is perfect, whole and complete and constantly cycling into new creation. The “World” card represents all elements coming together, which is where we left off in Essence with the In Lak’ech series of five I created. Each of those paintings represented one of the five elements and now we begin with all five coming together in wholeness through “A Walk Between Worlds,” offering us a way to embrace this wholeness and energy in the now, as our experience of life on Earth, individually and collectively.
We then may move through each of the Major Arcana cards 0-21 starting with the Fool, which marks a new beginning and spiritual awakening. As we learn to integrate the Essence of the symbolism each holds, we then begin to build a new foundation and new Earth code within each of us. This will take us full circle, ending once again with where we started at the “World” card (a whole New World/Earth) and a new model for a new collective experience of wholeness and harmony takes shape. 23 paintings in total, if the Major Arcana channel through in totality, providing supportive, foundational tools that represent a life journey to a new existence as a Conscious Global Human Being collectively connected in Universal Oneness.
It is my hope that these paintings will also help to bring conscious awareness of the animals on the Earth and aid in supporting their precious lives, while providing deeper understanding and compassion amongst us all. We are all connected and every living being holds infinite intelligence integral to the circle of life and has its own unique Essence that creates a colorful thread in the tapestry of magnificence we know as Universal Consciousness.
To order and view a larger image of “A Walk Between Worlds” http://taniamarie.com/gallery2.htm
All of the work I share is heart-focused on supporting us into a more compassionate, responsibly conscious, integrated and abundantly expansive, loving, joyous, creative experience. There are many ways, modalities, tools, thoughts, beliefs, and steps people can choose to follow and practice and I in no way discount any of their validity if they feel true to, and work for you. We all find our own way through what resonates for us and all are of value.
Everything is a “tool” that can support us in reconnecting, remembering and reactivating our wholeness. When seen in this way and without attachment or used as a crutch to avoid your own divinity, but rather as reminders and awakeners, then you don’t get lost outside of yourself.
I have found that in all of my years of reading, searching, studying, practicing, listening, observing… that what we think is complex can actually be very simple and that we tend to strive for something that is already within us, feeling that there must be more or that we must attain all the knowledge there possibly is before we can actually achieve or create what we desire.
I find this, for myself, to be inaccurate and that the answers lie in the core of our hearts.
I have always been drawn back to ancient civilizations because of my resonance with their simplicity and potent symbolism and have learned to integrate the timeless wisdom of then into the now. I have many ancient symbols, images and writings tattooed on my body for this very reason – part of creating my skin as my own personal portal of sacred art, helping to heal, integrate, activate, and access – bridging physical and spiritual. In simple terms, to return to the innocence of my wholeness, embody what I’ve come to believe, and to be a beacon simply by that being – be the change.
I’ve written a book on this, which you can find at www.spiritualskin.com.
In the book I describe how I’ve utilized tattoos in this way and how my hands and arms are the one place I have ancient writings and symbols, while the rest of my body is adorned with images, which include the four sacred directions of the Inca medicine wheel as symbolized by animal totems that are guardians of those worlds.
Included in the writings I wear are the Three Incan Laws or Principles, which are simply encompassed in these three words that hold vast meaning.
I’d like to share them, as they speak to the heart of things in simplicity – how we can personally and collectively create the New Earth.
The Three Incan Laws:
The energy of universal and unconditional love that resides in the heart chakra, bridging our lower and higher selves and is a consciousness of acceptance and appreciation for all creation and All That Is.
The lesson of Munay is “We are One.”
The energy of our “work” or “service” towards all living creations and the universe that resides in our physical body coinciding with the first three, lower chakras. It is a state of consciousness where each individual’s soul purpose, or path in life
is in service to their fellow Man as well as the cosmos/the Divine. Shows us it is wise to live consequently and with integrity and without fear. It allows us to express our creativity through our work and can also be thought to symbolize the power of the physical body, or our animal selves.
The lesson of Llankay is “We are all Connected.”
When Munay and Llankay are in proper balance and relationship, it allows one to manifest the third Inca law of Yachay or the energy of “wisdom” and is more of an inner knowing and higher consciousness of our “authentic”, or true, selves residing in our three, upper chakras, centering at our 3rd eye. Yachay allows us to have inner peace and joy, through stillness and presence, as we release our identity with the several roles we play in life which have the tendency to bind us down and prevent us from “remembering” who we truly are. Yachay is all about living in the present.
The lesson of Yachay is “All is Well.”
Living by these three principles help to create a world of peace, balance, joy, beauty, grace, and harmony.