MAYAN CALENDAR DAYKEEPER’S JOURNAL
Today we are offered Ways to stand in our own power. Deer/MANIK is the Day Sign who holds a Spiritual Tool to overcome any limitation. Also representing the Day Sign of the Mayan priest, we are led by an Agent of God and also reminded that we are the Tools of God’s Hands in the world. We can remember we never walk alone and that each challenge leads us to greater strength and new wisdom.
Galactic Tone 11 brings a resolution. With the help of Deer/MANIK we find a Way to integrate change from a position of inner power. Deer demonstrates the power of standing in place. The Cherokee describe Deer as the mighty stag that stands silently in its own power, relying on its vigilance. When movement is called for, Deer is prepared to spring into immediate action.
Tone 11 calls us to make calculated adjustments. We can be led into action by an inner knowing. Deer calls us to open our hearts to share with God our own feelings of inadequacy, so we may be given the Spiritual Tool to resolve it. This Way is a Spiritual Tool in itself, holding power to transform every weakness into a strength.
Our Spiritual Tools are the many Ways we are given to remember the permanence of God’s presence, support, and Grace. Identifying our own Spiritual Tools gives us something to turn to, to maintain our balance through change. Deer is said to be the keeper of every Spiritual Tool ever given.
One of my most important Spiritual Tools is stopping to reconnect with God. Sometimes in the midst of chaos, the simple solutions elude us. I know that when I’m feeling stress, the first things I can do is to go to the altar. In the midst of the stress, it often feels like I don’t have enough time to stop and pray or light a candle. Yet, when I do, there’s a peace that comes with knowing I asked for help and made a demonstration of my own faith more important than my worldly cares.
To all my relations, as the Priest, Deer offers us a demonstration of one who serves the good of All God’s Children. May we look within to find the circumstances of our change that we are most afraid of, for this will help us see where we feel most limited to the task. By exposing the darkness of our deepest fear, God’s Light can penetrate our fear of an illusion and give us the very strength we need to move beyond it.
in lak’ech, i am another you
Jaguar Woman/9 Eagle/MEN
THE TRECENA OF EARTH/CABAN
11 Deer/MANIK (Cherokee, Deer/Ahwu’sdi)
Galactic Tone 11: Resolution; 11 assists every new thing to find its place in the universe in the process of ‘fitting in.’ some modifications must occur. Eleven is the energy of dynamic actions facilitating change, simplification and improvement.
Deer/MANIK (Hand): Deer are spirit tools. Silence itself is a spiritual experience for Deer. For Deer life is a pilgrimage. Deer are dominant persons who defend the people and will make sacrifices for others. The spirit of Deer upholds the pillars of the four directions. With the power inherent in the number four, Deer pushes away bad influences or negative energies. Skill and quality of work are very important to Deer. They are presented with tools for every task in life and it is with these that they are able to rise above limitations. Deer has a habit of keeping every tool it has ever used. This leads to clutter and indecision, loss and procrastination. When confronted with promises not kept, Deer becomes stubborn, manipulative and evasive.
Cherokee, Deer/Ahwu’sdi: Symbolized by Constellation Galagina, the Stag, known as Taurus, the Bull. It does not include the Pleiades and Hyades clusters which in Cherokee are viewed as separate. To feed, gatherers of food and supplies, they enjoy rituals, ceremonials, feasts, the souls of hospitality, sociability. Freedom versus security issues often inspire leadership and unique solutions. Combined with artistic and inspiring energies in harmony with lunar cycles, they nourish the clans. Totem-Deer: A priest or shaman, a powerful person in general, to overwhelm an individual with one’s personal power, divination; inclined to become a teacher, healer, guru, civic leader, or politician. Ability to create harmonic resonance.
NEW DAY KEEPERS: My sacred intention for the new Tzolk’in round is to offer more personal support. I will be offering an Introductory Guided Course for Day Keepers in the near future. Contact me if this is something you would be interested in! Also, if you’d just like help identifying your Day Sign, I’m more than happy to help. Blessings, in lak’ech Debra (email@example.com)
Minisa Crumbo Halsey offers a message for the trecena of Earth / CABAN from the sacred Medicine Wheel tradition.
Visit the 13-Day Trecena Guide for Cherokee Sacred Calendar information and practical suggestions and traditional prayers and ceremony.
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