Gateways

The SMSD Path contains 15 Gateways, where Nature and Spirit are the Great Teachers that guide us on our life path as we awaken our evolutionary potential.
Our Lodge offers year-long programs for you to enter the gateway process either in small groups or if you prefer, individual one to one sessions.

The Gateway Process is a journey of knowledge, healing and transformation, using the powerful ceremonial alchemy, timeless wisdom and lasting practices and tools of this living spiritual tradition.
As we gain self-knowledge, heal and mature, we reveal the True Nature of our Undiscovered Self. It is from being centred in our True Nature, that we can come into alignment and co-create with Life and others through pleasure and knowledge, instead of pain & suffering. 
In this way we achieve freedom as an autonomous individual, able to take responsibility and manifest the life experience we truly desire.

Each gateway is designed with specific teachings, initiations, ceremonies and unique practices/ techniques that genuinely and purposefully guide you through the stages of healing, growth, and expansion towards knowledge of the Self, of Life and the Self within Life.

FIRST GATEWAY

The ’Great Work’...
To begin the path towards knowledge of healing & ceremonial alchemy.
We focus on discovering the Spiritual warrior within.

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The intent of this first gateway is to discover your path with heart & explore your relationship to the worlds of Grandmother Earth. This is the beginning of your inner journey to heal and reconnect with Creation.

The following teachings are a taste of the curriculum within this gateway:

The Elements – This is a basic and effective introduction to the laws of energy and alchemy that will initiate the process of balancing the 5 aspects of Self, (emotional, physical, mental, spiritual & sexual), through establishing a direct connection to the Elements of Creation and the Powers of the Four Directions.

The 20 Count is a numerical system that assists us in understanding the energetic vibrational qualities, or powers, of Creation. We can use this structure to discover how the ‘outer’ world’s energies relate to each other, and also, where & how they resonate within us.
As Above, So Below – As Within, So Without.

The Star Maidens Circle is the ‘Philosopher’s Stone’ of the SMSD teachings. It is a code wheel, or key, that unlocks the door into our psyche. It can show us our imbalances, wounding, conditioned reactions, fears, etc. and also our true needs, desires & unique gifts. With this knowledge, we discover how to heal the Self and may choose how we experience and meet life.

The Moon Cycles show us the natural cycles of learning and development that each human takes from birth to death. It is a map of the path we take around the Wheel of Life.
To be aware & conscious of where we are on the map, within our personal cycles, allows us to see how a particular movement, shift or change will promote alignment with the greater cycles of Creation. We may then use this knowledge to optimize our growth and development as co-creators.

SECOND GATEWAY

This gateway builds upon the foundation of knowledge, experience & growth gained from
the first gateway, and we now turn our attention to substance – the body & the physical, or tonal reality.

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The following teachings are a sample from the curriculum for this gateway:

The Human Flowering Tree
These teachings hold the key that opens the door for us to discover our Natural Self, that is, who we were born to be. We learn the ‘anatomy’ of our Luminosity (aura), and how it works together with our physical body to create our state of health, our perception of reality and our connection to Creation.

The 5 Attentions within the 5 Minds & the 6 States of Consciousness
Here we learn about the Nature of our Mind and the scope of what human consciousness may encompass. We are taught specific techniques and disciplines that will develop the different attentions and heighten our awareness. When practiced, the techniques assist us to feel the effects that particular inner dialogue has on us and how it colours our perception of ‘reality’.
This ‘felt’ knowledge gives us a personal experience and understanding of the Mind-Body connection – how we may create our reality, and by practicing of specific disciplines, we may clear and open the mind further to be receptive to the guidance of our innate inner wisdom.

The 5 Evolutionary States
This is a comprehensive overview of our human evolutionary potential.
We begin by investigating the stages of individual physical and spiritual development, and continue with the evolutionary stages within our human collectives; family, image-makers, cultures, etc. and how we can be at the effect of the molding, sculpting and armoring from them.
We then expand our perspective to include the spirals of the Soul’s emotion or energy in motion, also known as the Wheel of our Akashic Records. This leads us to address the process of the Soul’s maturation, this knowledge allows us to recognize and own our potential. The teachings, techniques, disciplines, and ceremonies within the gateway programs support us to actualize this potential.

The Star Maidens Circle (SMC) & The Infinity Movement
– going further…
This time we use the SMC to focus on our individual way of interacting with the Wheel of Life, so that we may discover how we think, react and behave in particular patterns. This gives us insights into how some of the patterns we run in our life are unproductive. They sabotage the fulfillment of our true needs and desires, block us from our health, cause difficulties in our relationships, put us into separation, and repress the complete expression of our Natural Self.
From this understanding, we learn how to spin the wheel and use the Infinity Movement to find how we can change or break, these unproductive patterns and put into place productive or procreative patterns.

THIRD GATEWAY

The journey continues to expand our knowledge base further. We seek the form that will support
the continuation of our spiritual evolution, so that we are able to be of service to our Self, Life, and others -
A Rainbow Warrior.

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We enter the 3rd Gateway to create the form that will bring together all that we have gained, learned and experienced on our life journey through the previous gateways. As we integrate at a deeper level we learn how to navigate our way through the 5 Movements of the Book of Life: Erasing personal history, Meeting Death as an Ally, Stopping the World, Controlling the Dream and Assuming authority by taking our Power. This enables us to fuel our spiritual determination to be truly in alignment with Creation and gives us the opportunity to evolve further, if we choose, to become awake, alert and aware to our True Nature.

The Art of Controlled Dreaming
Here we dive deeper into the human Mind, the mind/body connection and the different levels of attention, consciousness and awareness.
Attention = Power
We investigate the different levels of dreaming and practice techniques to wake up and control them. Dreaming has tonal (3rd dimension) and nagual (5th dimension) components. Everything that manifests in the 3rd dimension is dreamed in the 5th dimension first. For this reason it is also preferable to be aware of what we are dreaming; consciously, subconsciously & unconsciously.

Our understanding and skill in using the Star Maiden’s Circle is taken to the next level, where we discover how to map out and put into practice our own individual, original Dharmic Life Pattern.

In this gateway, we are also introduced to The Healing Paradigm of the Twisted Hairs, which is an highly sophisticated, holistic body of teachings, techniques, tools and powerful healing ceremonies that enable us to not only treat symptoms, but identify and deal with the primary cause of sickness, disease and illness.