Walking in Beauty: “hozho naasha”
The four cardinal directions principles defined below are the “beauty way path” in the sense that beauty exists within us and around us as the light reflects through a rainbow. The symbol of the rainbow is our sovereign communication with creator.
“hozho” – means “natural order.” The term natural order is temporal time, cardinal directions, cycles of seasons correlated with principles placed in the four cardinal directions for a life journey.
The Four Corn-pollen Footsteps
The principles placed within the four cardinal directions are blessingway teaching translated to English as “the four corn-pollen footsteps”: child-youth-adult-elder.
EAST – child: sunrise-spring-spiritual moral standards for living
SOUTH – youth: noon-summer-learning/work/transportation
WEST – parent: sunset-autumn-family/home/story-telling/ceremony
NORTH – grandparent: midnight-winter-SELF-reverence/reverence for the natural order/hope/restoring resources
CENTER: fireplace/hearth of home – spiritual family love
Once one has experienced a ceremonial change process to correct the state of dis-ease/disease, their journey is in the natural order. Then we are living the loving way, in right relationship to the elements of the four cardinal directions. When we travel through life in this way we are walking in beauty.
All my work is translated from the Navajo/Dineh language and those italicized words notate that. The meaning and vibration is my way of keeping track of information in English while I exist, speak and write in the Dineh Affirmative thinking system. For an explanation of the terms above, please visit the glossary
©Patricia Anne Davis, MA and the Navajo Nation Justice Department