Gateways

The SMSD Path contains 15 Gateways that guide and support an individual to awaken, connect to & develop their own true knowledge of Creation, with the Natural world and Spirit as the Great Teachers.
Our Lodge offers year-long programs for you to enter and travel through the first 3 gateways of the SMSD Path. Once complete we will assist you in continuing your journey if you desire.

The Gateway Process is a living tradition of knowledge and ceremonial alchemy created for the sole purpose of promoting and guiding our human evolutionary potential.
It is through the experience of learning to connect, heal and mature that we evolve and can co-create with Life and others through pleasure and knowledge, instead of pain & suffering.
In this way, we have the freedom to become an autonomous individual, able to take responsibility, and lead ourselves to live to the fullest extent we desire.

Each gateway is designed with a curriculum of specific teachings, techniques, initiations, ceremonies & tasks that 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 themes 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.
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 and behave in particular patterns. We may then understand where and how, some of the patterns we run in our life, sabotage the fulfillment of our needs and desires, block us from our health & the complete expression of our natural Self. We, then learn how to spin the Infinity Movement to find how we may change these unproductive patterns and thus, move towards experiencing that which we desire on The Wheel of Life.

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 bringing with us the body of knowledge, healing, and growth we have gained. The teachings, techniques, ceremonies, and tasks in this gateway are designed to integrate our gains at a deeper level. We will refine our skills, talents, abilities, and knowledge so that we are awake, alert & aware as we navigate 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.

The Art of Controlled Dreaming
Attention = Power
It is important to be alert to what we give our attention to, as this is what we feed with our energy.
Dreaming has tonal (3rd dimension) and nagual (5th dimension) components. Everything that manifests in the 3rd dimension is dreamed in the 5th dimension first. Therefore it is also important to be aware of what we are dreaming.
We will learn of the many types of dreams, the different levels of dreaming and practice techniques to wake up and control them.

Our understanding of the Star Maidens Circle is taken to an even greater level as we discover how to map out our Dharmic Life Pattern; a life of strong spiritual determination, connection, and passion.
We refine our ability to use the wheels & keys and teach ourselves how to stalk knowledge, how to inspire and strengthen our intent, to bring excellence and beauty into our everyday life and dance our dream awake.

This is also the gateway where we train with the many healing tools and techniques and begin to apply them, through an introduction to The Healing Paradigm of the Twisted Hairs.
The Healing Paradigm is a highly sophisticated, holistic body of teachings and powerful ceremonies that enable us to not only treat the symptoms, but to identify and deal with the primary cause of sickness, disease, and illness.