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E-sau-ge-túh Emis-see (Master of Breath)Muskogee North America

Protection

A good time to command this wind is when a new idea or creation needs protection to germinate, or you need solace from Chaos.

At the end of the great flood, E-sau-ge-túh Emis-see climbed to the top of a great hill, Nunne Chaha, in the middle world.  As the waters began to recede he placed moist mud into his hands, breathed life into it, and shaped it into a human form. The sound of his name, E-sau-ge-túh Emis-see , represents the movement of breath from his mouth[1].  Since the land was mostly covered by water, it was the Master of Breath’s job to protect the mud people by constructing water channels and stonewalled mounds.

Remnants of these earthen pyramids have been found in the Southeastern states of Alabama Georgia, and Northern Mississippi. The Creek flood myth resembles the myths and legends of the Choctaw, Seminoles and Cherokee, that speak of catastrophic events that befell the great chiefs and brought earlier civilizations to an end. The Apache Indians preserve their creation story of how they rose from a sunken isle of flames.[2]

The ancient ones believed that in the beginning, all life forms spoke a common language. Click To Tweet

The ancient ones believed that in the beginning, all life forms spoke a common language. Plants shared their healing wisdom with the finned ones, rocks spoke to the wind, and humans communicated with the elements of nature. All of creation existed in harmony, and animals willingly sacrificed themselves so humans could have food and stay warm during the cold winter months.

Before intruders came to turtle island in the 1500s, the people of the Creek nation believed that everything in the universe was equal. There was no judgment day, reward or punishment. Those who lived respectful lives were taken care of by E-sau-ge-túh Emis-see , at the time of their earthly transition; while those who behaved poorly were left to find their own way home.

Creek The Muskogee (Creek) people lived in communities composed of matrilineal clans. In this society, clans were named after the elements and denizens of nature; Wind Clan (Hutalgalgi), Bear Clan (Muklasalgi, Nokosalgi) Bog Potato Clan (Ahalakalgi), to name a few.[3]  Elder Clan mothers oversaw the wellbeing of the tribe, along with their eldest brother who maintained law and order, land division, marriage, war, and justice.  Rabbits, waterfowl and other animals played a vital role in the retelling of their myths.

When E-sau-ge-túh Emis-see appears in your spread, it’s time to bring awareness to your creations and realize that what you are shaping requires protection and care.

East

The windstorms brought the great flood, which destroyed almost everything on the earth’s surface. As the water receded from the land, the playing field was once again cleared, allowing humanity to start anew.  Many myths describe the floods as the direct result of human greed; fortunately, the Gods/Goddess restored balance to our planet.  When the life-giving breath of E-sau-ge-túh Emis-see arrives in the East, you are being offered an opportunity for a fresh start, such as a new job, a new relationship, change in residence, or an improvement in your health. A powerful breath may arrive as a precognitive dream, offering insight into a new beginning or new ideas, or as a piercing wind of change, leveling your foundation.  Trust that what you are shaping and manifesting in your life will be supported and nourished.

If you are over thinking and feeling overwhelmed, call upon E-sau-ge-tuh E-mis-see to help keep your head above water.  This wind offers protection as you build a new foundation.  Master of Breath continued to care for the mud people, knowing that the waters would eventually recede. It may be time to renew or replace your guardian spirits, power animals and healing tools.

EMERGENCE by John Feodorov

EMERGENCE by John Feodorov

South

The appearance of E-sau-ge-túh Emis-see in the South quadrant indicates that a purification ceremony is required to help strengthen your inner walls, as you navigate your way through emotional waterways. The Creek people are the keepers of the annual Green Corn Festival, where prayers are transmitted directly to The Breath Maker through the central fire, and the stomp dance. Clans gather early to prepare for the renewal ceremony; during the week they work, pray, dance, and fast intermittently. During the dance ceremony, all offenses are excused, except murder and rape.  It is time to prepare for your own renewal.  Intention is key to your success. Plan your own ritual, and gather friends, the four-legged, and healing tools to ensure success.

If you are holding onto the past, this disruptive power may rise inside to remind you that everyone deserves a second chance. If E-sau-ge-túh Emis-see comes in a dream as sadness, it signals a time when grieving is needed in order to move toward your fortune.

West

All creations rise from the earth in the East. E-sau-ge-tuh E-mis-see blowing in from the West signals a blood death and a time to let go.  E-sau-ge-túh Emis-see arrives to help you let go, and realize that death is like the setting sun. By letting go, you can reconnect with family, friends, and other things that have gone before you. Releasing possessions or energy is part of the creation cycle; Master of Breath has arrived to help restore balance in your life.

North

The Creek cosmology is based on a dual-natured universe; the body is animated with a vital force, and intertwined with its soul counterpart.[4] E-sau-ge-túh Emis-see comes to remind you that there is no judgment day, and your soul spirit can fly free as the wind in the North.  You can take these spirit flights in ceremony, during dreaming, and when you exhale your final breath. If you live your life in selfless service, E-sau-ge-túh Emis-see will guide you through all transitions.

If E-sau-ge-túh Emis-see appears in the North, ask yourself, “Am I striving for the highest ideals? Are the choices I make best suited for the good of the whole?” Like the plains people, we must consider how our actions affect our community.

E-sau-ge-túh Emis-see assisted and protected humans who took the right action, and left others to fend for themselves.[5] Take time to consider what relations are in your best interests, and don’t be concerned about what is right or wrong. In life there are no good decisions, bad decisions, or absolutes. Some actions may bring you closer to your intended harbor, while others might lead you astray.

“An elder carries the spirit of a people from one generation to the other.”

Rick Williams

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[1] Mythological themes connecting to the Bronze Age to Classical World Images, The Atlantis Encyclopedia, Frank Joseph Career Press, 2005. P 110

[2] Mythological themes connecting to the Bronze Age to Classical World Images, The Atlantis Encyclopedia, Frank Joseph Career Press, 2005. P 110

[3] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muscogee

[4] Mythological themes connecting to the Bronze Age to Classical World Images, The Atlantis Encyclopedia, Frank Joseph Career Press, 2005. P 110

[5] Daniel Brinson, Daniel Garrison Brinton, D. McKay, 1896 – Indian mythology. Accessed on the web., January 2, 2015

 

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