The elders in the Ka Ta See lineage describe the way of the circle as how they construct their relationships and have maintained their way of life for tens of thousands of years on our planet. The tribe continues living ka ta see, living in balance, through countless generations and all kinds of challenges and change.
In this tribal way of the circle, the feminine is in the center and the masculine is the line around the circle. A sacred space. A protected space. A loving and respectful relational space which nurtures thriving, well-being, uniqueness, aliveness, and heart to heart connections.
In this way of life, everyone is seeking the living of their Song. And everyone wants this for everybody else. There is a continual process of awakening and discovery, of honoring and fostering personal empowerment inside the web of relationships. The way of the circle holds unwavering awareness of the intricate fibers of connection being woven with those nearby and far beyond. With the trees, waters, and land. With natural cycles. With humans, ancestors, and spirits. A dance with life itself.
The circle is a non-hierarchical existence and relational structure. For those of us thinking, reading, writing, and speaking in English, when we’ve been influenced by the ways of the Westernized world, we need to stretch way beyond our socialization and limited beliefs which habitually position everyone and everything inside a hierarchy.
When living the way of the circle, there is no better-than or less-than. There is no evaluation of who is worthy of Love or not. In the elders’ native language, there is no word for “judgment.”
In the tribal way of living in balance, the feminine holds the center of the circle. In the physical realm, this is the women and children in the center of the circle. Women hold the center. Who they are, how they are feeling, being, thinking and relating, radiates into the whole of the circle, touching everyone and everything.
The masculine is the line around the circle. In the physical realm, this is the men who are protecting, watching over, taking actions to care for the well-being of the whole of the community. They are attentive and tending to the health and happiness of the women and children in the center. The masculine generates, protects, and holds a sacred space for the flourishing and continuance of life.
The way of the circle is rooted in the honoring of the feminine. Without the feminine, without women and the next generations, there is no continuance of life.
The way of the circle is rooted in the honoring of the masculine. Without the masculine, there is risk of desecration of the center that holds the blueprint for life.
Living in the way of the circle calls us to reexamine our beliefs about the feminine and masculine, to reconstruct our relationships within ourselves and with others, and to reconsider how we can rebuild our lives and our world…from the inside out.
To be continued ~ there’s so much more to share!