MAYAN CALENDAR DAYKEEPER’S JOURNAL
At the moment of our birth the world stands still waiting for the evidence of our very first breath. Through breath our lives are animated into being. The Latin origin of the word “animate” literally means “to give breath to.”
5 Wind/IK reminds us that the power for our re-creation comes from the Breath of Spirit, which is the Voice of God. Just as God breathed us into being, as Sparks of the Divine Spirit we hold the power to create (and destroy) through the spoken word.
THE TRECENA OF FLINT/ETZNAB
5 Wind/IK (Cherokee Whirlwind/ DAK’SI I’SB)
Galactic Tone 5: Empowerment. At the center of the cube we find Five. Five is an intelligent, organizing force which manages communications and materials, knowledge and application. Fives are natural net workers who gather what is needed. These persons can probe directly to the core of any situation making them excellent investigators.
Wind/IK: Breath of Spirit, breath of life. Winds embody the power of dissemination and planting of good seeds or ideas. Dreamers and planners with powerful imaginations, Wind persons make great orators and they spread the word of spiritual inspiration as it is carried by the wind. Wind is the power behind the movement of natural cycles such as weather, erosion, and cultural change. As the wind, these persons are extremely changeable and adaptable. They may appear inconsistent or fickle to others. Wind can be destructive to self and others by putting on airs. When Winds strut and boast, expanding on facts and accomplishments, they are building the dark clouds of trouble that may become hurricanes.
Cherokee, Whirlwind/AGALU’GA: Whirlwind’s symbol is a double spiral helix in rising smoke. Wind brings energy for an Inquiring mind, learning and wisdom. In Cherokee, the constellations are represented by 12 birds (dancers), the 13th bird is the Whirlwind, the lead dancer. This reflects the whirling of life. Wind is the breath of the Universe (matching the Mayan symbol) channel of communication and carries the Sacred Smoke to the Great Spirit (Source- Hunab Ku in Mayan); matches the pulse of the breath of the Cosmos.
UINAL OF IMIX, KIN 122
Core Days: Kin 121-140
The core days of the Tzolk’in can be thought of as an illustration of the World Tree. The Maya believed this to be the axis mundi – the center of the world that connects Heaven and Earth and where the four directions meet. From this point, communication from lower realms may ascend to higher ones and blessings from higher realms may descend to lower ones and be disseminated to all.
Womb of Re-Creation: Day 5
The story of Moses’ encounter with God at Mount Sinai was a mystery I reflected on for many years. When Moses asks who this is, God answers, “I AM, that I AM.” The meaning I came to understand is that God is the potential to be ALL things as the Power to voice the great “I am.”
WE ARE who WE SAY we are. With this power comes great responsibility. Every sentence that we start with “I am” holds the power to command our creation. I find I use these words more frequently without thought than I do with the conscious power of intention.
5 Wind/IK offers us the empowerment of voicing the great “I Am.” “in Lak’ech” is the “I Am” message shared by the Maya. Meaning “I am you, you are me,” these words are not only shared among one another, but also shared as a greeting with the birds, trees, earth, skies… every part of God’s creation.
From the purity of our center we can re-experience the joy of our original innocence. At our beginning there was no judgement, right or wrong, dark or light… only the voice of God saying, “this is very good.” We hold the power to recreate ourselves, as well as the world we would live in.
To all my relations, may we remember that God gave us the power to create who we will be. With our full consciousness and intention, may we speak the great “I Am” of our re-creation. The natural world waits to hear our song.
in lak’ech, i am another you
Jaguar Woman, 9 Eagle/MEN
Walking the Good Red Road, a message for the trecena of Flint/ETZNAB from Minisa Crumbo Halsey’s book, “Spirit Talk – a Book of Days.”
Visit the 13-Day Trecena Guide for Cherokee Sacred Calendar information and practical suggestions and traditional prayers and ceremony.
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