chapter  9
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The Full Circle and Its Center

By nature, we stand at one point and look at life all around us. But this is not the heart of the circle. As individuals, all of us sometimes think of ourselves as the center since our personal lives and our own perception is 360 degrees in all directions, but we should remind ourselves to look up and down as well. In this instance, our view has taken on a three-dimensional perspective so that the universe from one’s reference point is a sphere instead of a circle. Next, we should contemplate the center of our existence, that is our very being. In the Muscogee Creek ethos of Ibofanga “totality,” the seventh direction is the center. It is well being and the balance of life.