MAYAN CALENDAR DAYKEEPER’S JOURNAL
Tone 12 is the Tone of Understanding. A Truth of Transformation makes a Journey from the Head to the Heart.
Flint/ETZNAB, also known as Mirror, offers a crystal clear reflection of the Truth. Flint “beams the Stellar Ray of Truth to Earth as a crystal sword cast down along the path of a lightning flash.” Flint serves as a catalyst for change by separating fact from fiction, and by wiping the slate clean. Flint reveals the Truth that is hidden or covered up, as well as the Unseen Truth of our Shadow. Flint’s Truth is unexpected with the power to change our perception.
12 Flint/ETZNAB is a milestone of Understanding that helps us to see the Truth of who we are. The Flint knife was used as the sacred implement in the ultimate sacrifice of the Heart.
As the Deer we’ve been guided to sacrifice our own Heart to a Meaning and Purpose of Divine Discernment, Love, and Protection. Deer gave us the Heart to stand in our integrity of Love so that by our demonstration, others would Know Love as the place of safety to stand in Peace and Beauty.
Flint/ETZNAB can bring Truth to the Heart. Flint can call our fears into the Light. It can either be Truth we were afraid to admit, Truth we avoided, or Truth we found hard to believe. Whatever form it takes, ETZNAB delivers the Truth we need to hear, made crystal clear.
Our Life’s Journey is a search for the Truth. The purpose of our Consciousness is to live in the Truth of the Creator, and in the Truth of who we were created to be. We recognize Truth when we feel it. Truth doesn’t leave any unanswered questions or missing pieces. Everything adds up in Truth. If you need a refresher on what Truth feels like, Flint will offer the opportunity.
ETZNAB reveals the True Condition of the Heart. Drawn to such a High Calling it would be natural to question whether we are capable of the task. How would we ever be a shining example for someone else? Flint can help us solve our identity crisis with a Truth we can take to Heart.
In synchronicity with Deer/MANIK this trecena has presented me with opportunities to be of service. I may have solved a couple of immediate problems, though I only manifested a higher demand and greater expectations. I expected gratitude. Others expected more than I could give. I was ready to give up the whole mission.
As I reflect on two similar experiences, I realize in both cases I had feelings of reservation. I didn’t say “Yes” because I wanted to, but because I thought I HAD to. Neither situation felt completely right from the beginning. I was afraid to stand in my own Truth for fear of being a disappointment to the Creator. (Please Note: The only demonstration I offer perfectly is an example of being broken.)
So, I went back to learn more about the Deer. The Deer carries symbolic meaning in many teachings, legends, and myths as a personification of virtue. The antlers were seen as a crown, a symbol of Spiritual Authority, and the antennae of Divine Consciousness. The antlers that fall off and grow again were a sign of Spiritual Regeneration and Renewal of Divine Consciousness. With the Tools of Vigilance and Consciousness, Deer is a Messenger of Discernment. Deer offers kindness, softness, and gentleness, and Deer is sure-footed on High Ground. Stag is King of the forest, the Protector that Stands in the place of Peace and Beauty as the protector of all creatures.
I was not sure-footed. I was trying to stand on shaky ground and there was no clear discernment. I learned something I thought I already knew, “When you’re not sure what to do, stand still.” And, “When your gut says “No,” SAY “No.” To stand in our Truth we have to Believe in our Truth. There are still many unanswered questions about the Way to walk as Deer. On such an important mission, we must never fail to grasp the thread of Ether that connects us to the Divine. It’s our Lifeline to Know the Truth.
All we can do is be Willing and have Faith that a Divine Call will leave no questions. The Creator will dispatch the right person. Only our Ego would tell us that “we’re the only one” that can solve the problem.
We can to go forward in Faith that we will acquire the Wisdom. The Creator would never call us to do something we are incapable to do. We can give our Self whatever time we need to Discern the Answers. We’re still germinating. We haven’t even grown our first set of new antlers. We can Believe in a Crown that waits for you and me. As long as we are holding the thread of Ether, we will Know Up from Down. We can take the Leap of Faith that by Divine Intervention we’ll figure it out.
Before we go charging out to save the world we must Stand in our own Beauty. We must let it sink in that Deer/MANIK is what we are Growing to Become, our Spiritual DNA. We will learn by first serving our own Seed that is still reaching for the Light. We must Love our Self for Who We Are, NOT for what we do. We never Earn God’s Grace. We won’t Earn our Virtue. We’re Loved for Being as we are right now, the Seed struggling to reach the Above. Through Divine Discernment, we will Know we are placed where Peace and Love will prevail if we fix our eyes on Beauty and Stand in the Light of the Creator’s Unconditional Love.
Flint can draw our illusions to the Light and sweep our fears away. This is a day to be Conscious of the Truth presented in our life, whatever it may be. ETZNAB is known to go to any length to get the point across. We can learn the hard way, or we can be Vigilant to Hear the Truth. ETZNAB’s Truth will clear the way and offer us the solid ground of Truth to stand on.
To all my relations, may our Hearts be Opened to a New Truth. May we never fear Knowing it, holding Faith that Truth will set us Free. May we take on our assignment as the Deer who began as the Fawn, Deer in its first year. The Fawn still relies on its Mother’s milk for nourishment and watches her to learn what it can eat. The Deer is most vulnerable as a Fawn. May we be Kind to our own Fragile Hearts. May we nourish ourselves from the Beauty of Mother Earth. May we watch the ways of the Ascended Masters. May we allow our Self the time we need to Grow and time to Experience Beauty we’ve never seen. May we Give Thanks to be a part of it. May we be Changed by the Miracle of Mother Earth.
in lak’ech, i am another you
Jaguar Woman/9 Eagle/MEN
A NEW COMMITMENT TO GRATITUDE:
I’m sharing a the “21-Days of Gratitude” as a perpetual Personal Ceremony through the next journey to 8 Monkey/CHUEN Maya New Year. The “21 days” begin and end on Jaguar/IX.
21-Days of Gratitude: Day 5
I’m grateful that the Creator always makes the way much easier than Human can imagine.
THE TRECENA OF DEER/MANIK
Visit the 13-Day Trecena Guide for a forecast of Deer/MANIK trecena energies.
12 Flint/ETZNAB (Cherokee, Flint/DAWI’SGALA)
Galactic Tone 12: Understanding. This number’s energy is a gift of great capability, of retrospection. It is this ability that allows Twelve to connect disassociated parts into a (new) functioning whole. The energy of Twelve is that which presents a new piece of understood information or accumulated experience to be applied.
Flint/ETZNAB: Mirror of reality. As a struck flint, these persons are the divine sparks of intelligence. Flint’s innate abilities are utilized to discriminate emotions from fact. Flint persons stand tireless to protect, defend, or cure others by personal sacrifice. By courageously wielding the sword of truth, falsehoods are cut away. Flints, it was said, can receive information on inter-personal troubles or evil plots of others by reflecting in an obsidian mirror. Their valiant service as warriors of the truth must be impeccable or they will experience sufferings of accidents, misunderstandings and gossip.
Cherokee, Flint/DAWI’SGALA: Mirror, flint. Ability to discern deception and mirror it back to the other. A catalyst for change through this ability. When used properly, harmonic resonance can be the result. If you take on anothers issues through the mirror, the result will be anger, grief and misunderstanding of purpose. All issues will surface and be mirrored in this earth walk. Energy comparable for teaching, leader, philosopher, writer, observing the mass consciousness evolution in some manner. Flint’s symbol is Chawa’ or Castor of the Castor and Pollux Twins in Gemini. Castor appears in the evening personifying darkness. Pollux then appears in the east at dawn to end the night. Totem is a Flint Knife. Flint spirit shone a light like the sun and gave the people the Sacred Venus Calendar, fixed the days and promised to watch over the earthlings. A flint person endeavors to keep that covenant. Opener of the Way, a creator, innovator, stretches the mind to outside limits of capabilities. Changes the static to the dynamic. Brings about change, often through separation and destruction. Beams the Stellar Ray of Truth to Earth as a crystal sword cast down along the path of a lightning flash. The transformer brings things to a head and wipes the slate clean.
[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]
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