Ah! The hunter speaks with his prey – an ancient intelligence peering from his eyes! Zeroing in on his target.
In medieval times archers were taught to focus and zero in on their target. Archers eyes glitter with intensity, it creates an uneasiness with anyone in their vicinity. But for now, this archer’s quiver is still filled with arrows (organized thoughts?), the bow is in his hand but with no intention to wound. He stands patient but with concentrated awareness.
The arrows then maybe an instrument of secrecy but don’t let that fool you, they can be jettisoned easily. But for now these two instruments sit as combined wisdom or perhaps they harbor doubts or even frozen silence.
What are the thoughts of this archer. Is he focusing his awareness only for his own purpose or for that of his King? If this is true then he will invite opposing forces to overwhelm him. But beware, without the guidance or reflection of Spirit, he can be very dangerous.
Our blood circulates in a double circuit, one is called the pulmonary supplying the lungs and the other systemic. In the pulmonary circuit as the right ventricle of the heart contracts, blood is forced into the pulmonary artery and then transported to the lungs where it unites with oxygen and gives off carbon dioxide. Then it is carried back in the pulmonary veins to the left atrium.
When our bodies are under stress we react by holding back our breathing. Our breath becomes shorter, shallower and more in the chest then in the body. When we perceive a threat, several things begin to happen. Our belly muscles tighten our breath shifts up to the chest and our breathing actually speeds up. We are ready to either run or fight back. Our nervous system is all fired up, drenched with adrenaline in our blood – this slows our digestion so that the energy is then diverted to our muscles. Our whole system is ‘on alert’!
A note of interest and especially related to the archer, it is the cardiac muscle that makes up the wall of the heart. The heart muscle is a good way of looking at the effect of working the size and strength of our muscles. The tissue in the upper chamber of the heart, the atrium is much thinner than the tissue in the lower chamber of the ventricle. This is because the ventricle pumps blood ‘to a greater distance’, working harder to enlarge our muscles.