MAYAN CALENDAR DAYKEEPER’S JOURNAL
Peak Tone 9 is an important day in the process of our new Transformation. We may have already seen the evidence of our changes in process. Tone 9 calls for our Patience with a warning of “suffering” if we don’t look deeper. The suffering we might hope to avoid is likely something Already Self-Imposed. By looking more deeply into the implications of what we are learning, we can be released from a suffering we already carry.
ALL our suffering can be healed by Mother Earth. Among our greatest challenges is the Sense we are all alone, different from the rest, and never sure what the next day might bring. Mother Earth is the heavenly body that carries us. Our Place in the Universe is in the womb of this Mother. Earth/CABAN is a day when we would find our comfort in hearing her beating heart.
Earth/CABAN brings us into Oneness with the Forces of Nature. We are able to see our connection in the continuing flow of life, through personal, planetary, and universal cycles of life, death and regeneration. Peak Tone 9 asks for us to look at the bigger picture.
The Cherokee Heron is a symbol of perpetual movement. As the world turns no one day is like another. The experiences of today will never return in exactly the same way. When we face a similar situation again, we will approach it in a new way.
Earth/CABAN draws us to look at our own change over time. We haven’t stayed the same. If we look to our own history, we can see troubles that seemed too big to overcome are now resolved in the memories of our past. What, at one time, may have felt like an insurmountable problem, may even appear as a small accomplishment to us now. CABAN is a symbol of the Knowledge we gain through our movement and experience. This is a good day to seek wise counsel and to draw new wisdom from our Intellect.
Among the darker thoughts of my Ego is, “this always happens to me,” or worse, “this ONLY happens to me.” At one time, these thoughts captured me in a perpetual swirl of suffering. Only when I turned to a dedicated practice of vigilant observation was I able to see past this Illusion. And, only over time did I see the Great Blessing this Suffering Would Bring. I’ve heard that voice again this trecena and realized it no longer has a stronghold. Today my Truth is more powerful than that illusion. I Know Better. I would acknowledge this as a major milestone from where I was before.
Today, I have a greater Sense that we are all in this together. Existing in a world that is always moving, nothing will ever stay the same. Our darkness can be healed as we raise it to the Light. Our challenges are moved through a beginning, a middle, and an end. When we are Patient enough to pay attention, we can see that we are past the beginning, and are already moving toward a resolution. 9 Earth/CABAN can help us see that our feelings of being “stuck” by circumstances is a self-imposed suffering. Today, with the help of Divine Intervention, we can grasp the Truth that we are always moving toward our Divine Destiny.
Our struggle is a result of pushing away the experiences right in front of us. We avoid, procrastinate, or attempt some other means of escape from the things appearing bigger than they are. Our way through will be found by staying with the experience and being present with ourselves as we Keep Moving through it. On Tone 9 we can remember our Source of Divine Intervention. All we need to accomplish in one day is a tiny Leap of Faith to be carried by the momentum of Unseen Power. As long as we keep moving, we’ll see we’re in a different place than we were yesterday. Earth/CABAN reminds us to move as one. Resting in the womb of a Divine Mother, we can move in perfect correspondence with the natural flow of life.
The Wisdom/CIB trecena taught us that Earth is the source of all knowledge. Everything we need to know can be learned from Mother Earth. We are her children. She resembles who we are. She gives us everything we need. Today we are guided by Tone 9 to take the time to look up close at the Forces of Mother Nature. Through her movement, we perpetually arrive at a new dawning. What is dead and dying is transformed by her as a new source of Life. The darkness of every winter is followed by a Spring, and there will always be a Harvest from the seeds that were sown in darkness.
With Patience we can see that every experience would be given to us as a Blessing in Divine Correspondence with Mother Earth’s way of movement. We don’t suffer when we Acknowledge that Each Experience holds a Blessing. If we can’t see it now, we can know that we are moving to the place where the Truth will be revealed.
We can also be changed in the midst of our situation. What seemed impossible for us to carry yesterday can seem lighter from our growth today. As we realize new strength, the thing we might have pushed away could even become the source of a crowning achievement… the very thing that could lead us to something we would Choose.
To all my relations, may we remember the Truth that we are Loved and Cared For by a power greater than ourselves. We are never alone, but always moving together. May we have the Patience to look beyond our immediate circumstances, to the place of our next dawning. This is a day worthy to spend time up close to Mother Earth and to tell her we Love Her. MULUC would guide us to bring an Offering that shows how much we care. As a Divine Mother, she moves tirelessly on our behalf so that every heartache can be left somewhere behind. May we cherish our resemblance as her children, and look deeper to see that we also share her same Forces of Nature. May we willingly offer ourselves to Her pace and movement, knowing we are carried to the place that we are meant to be. And, may we see every experience is the movement toward a future blessing. May we engage the Earth Magic of the Jaguar who lives in Gratitude for all Her Blessings and position ourselves close to the ground where we would hear her beating heart. And, may we look to the heavens above her as the place we were given to see the evidence of our movement as One.
EARTH HEALING: I was reminded again yesterday of the Elders way of Earth Healing. A Breakdown was the sign of a Breakthrough. They would have us lay face down on the Earth, a blanket thrown over us. In full contact with Mother Earth, we are connected to the very Force of Nature that makes all things new. We engage a Sacred Ritual of Healing whenever we are Conscious of our Connection. We can express Love to Mother Earth as each foot meets the ground. Following in the footsteps of her movement is the Sacred Ceremony of our Dance with Mother Earth.
NEW MOON IN GEMINI: The Earth’s planetary movement has carried us to a New Moon, forecast as the “Elixir of Youth” by Barbara Goldsmith, on the Astrology Page. It corresponds with the energies of Earth/CABAN as an opportunity for a new beginning and the perfect time to plant new Seeds of Intention and engage in Sacred Ceremony that calls on the support of a Divine Intervention.
in lak’ech, i am another you
Debra, Jaguar Woman, 9 Eagle/MEN
THE TRECENA OF OFFERING/MULUC
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9 Earth/CABAN (Cherokee, Heron/GUWI’SGUWI)
Galactic Tone 9: Patience. The energy of Nine is one of the getting a better perspective of the bigger picture. With the energy of Nine, plans or patterns begin to come to completion. Nine requires patience and perseverance that is found in the bigger picture, otherwise there is great suffering from the lack of insight. The completion of cycles of action is all-important to Nine.
Earth/Caban: Earth/Caban: Keeper of the garden of Earth. Profound synchronistic connections to Earth’s natural cycles and energies provide power of creations and memories of ancient wisdom. Earth persons help dispel bad intentions, habits and ideas. This makes them very good counselors and masters of all arts. Studious and intelligent, Earth persons endeavor to bring a flow of natural order to all aspects of life. Being connected to the dynamic forces of nature, Earth persons need much liberty to facilitate their expression of migration or the sending of long distance communications such as the whales, elephants, birds and many other creatures. Sometimes Earth’s delicate sensitivities are upset resulting in quakes of emotion even the display of volcanic temper.
Cherokee, Heron/GUWI’SGUWI: Sign of movement, of perpetual motion, recycling, regeneration; environmentalists fighting for the underdog. Heron is mentally alert, rational, yet opinionated; has a great faith in people and in the divine plan, holding the magic of ministry, medicine, marketing and matchmaking; healing abilities, especially with crystals; negotiation and mediation energy. Heron is symbolized by Deneb, located in the Northern Cross beside the Milky Way. “The Northern Cross is the Tree of Life, Beside the Milky Way River & Perched atop is Guwi’ sguwi, the Cherokee Heron Spirit Bird, comparable to the Egyptian Phoenix. One Myth has it that a Beautiful Young Maiden (the Heron Spirit Bird) fell from the Tree of Life in the Sky Vault, & Found no Place to Land on the Primordial Sea. Turtle came to the Surface of the Water & gave her a Place to Land. She nested & Laid her Cosmic Egg, From which came all Life on Earth.” (Cherokee Astrology: Animal, Medicine in the Stars, Raven Hail)
[Text in italics was the primary source of inspiration for my journal. These are the sources that started my journey and they are the reference for interpretation each day. By providing the original text, I hope to offer a way to see what inspired my thoughts and by including all the aspects – allow for something more to inspire you. Mayan descriptions are those written by Ian Lungold. Cherokee descriptions came from multiple sources. Links to sources and other resources of study are offered on the Daykeeper Resources Page. ~Debra]
How is your Spiritual path today?
TONE 8 MILESTONE REPORT: Tone 8 began as a breakdown that led to a breakthrough. Today I said goodbye to the car with taped up windows and bought a new car- 2012 vs 2001. It was sad to see her go. She was a little worse for wear, but gave me her best years. I saved a small broken reflector, the only piece of her I could find. It sank in as a worthy medicine that reflects red light. My shadow had convinced me I’d never have another car. I thought, the irony that my Truth is Unlimited Possibility, yet a car was never on my radar. Only when she died could something new be born. It feels different driving a car that feels new. I pray that she is put into good service, and supports me in the role of the Divine Feminine. I hope you had a breakthrough. I wish you a miracle you never saw coming. in lak’ech, Debra (Sun’s set 9 PM and 9 Earth/CABAN is moving in.)
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