MAYAN CALENDAR DAYKEEPER’S JOURNAL
The Power of Spirit is moved by Intention. On Tone 2 we discern a new direction forward. Tone 2 holds the aspect of Duality. It relates to the two sides of our self, our two identities as a physical and spiritual being, and our way of discernment based on the comparison of one thing and another. Duality is the Human experience of seeing ourselves as separate from the One, the Whole.
In the Unity of Tone 1 we were Inspired for a new beginning and given a new Dream of how we might live, believing in the Power of Love. We were made willing to Believe in a Power we can’t see. Tone 1 offers a meaning and purpose to create. On Tone 2, we consider how the Power of Love could be seen by others.
Tone 2 is the day we see how we are different. There can be a longing to be the same, to have the same opportunities, the same talents and skills as others that we may reason are better positioned or more suited to the task. We see our own obstacles and personal challenges that could hold us back. As we enter the Human experience of an upward climb, we enter the darkness where we are inclined to forget what we’ve been raised up to believe. What sounded easy in theory, may suddenly seem harder from a perspective of application. Today, we consider an Intention of Faith.
Reed/BEN is the Day Sign of Home and Family. Reed/BEN is defined as a good day to Bless and Repair the Home. Road/EB is a Day Sign of the South, the direction that represents the influence of our Relationships. Reed/BEN reminds us that our greatest opportunity to create Love is within the family. Home and family is where we can make the biggest difference among the people we know and love the best. “Home and family” represents those people in our lives who we hold dear, and the places we feel safe letting down our guard. Reed/BEN symbolizes the place where we Belong and experience Unconditional Love.
PORTAL DAYS: Element of Ether
Portal Days thin the veil to spiritual dimensions and magnifies our experience. On 2 Reed/BEN a portal will magnify the experience of our Communion with the Creator. Our own Spiritual Gifts of Knowing are magnified.
The Road/EB trecena offers a new opportunity at life, led by Faith in the Creator’s Love. Facing a new phase of Spiritual Growth, we make the Choice of the Truth we will stand on to make a “Leap of Faith.”
The Reed/BEN glyph illustrates an altar. Above are the channels of Light through which we hold Communion with the Creator. Below are the woven mats where we Kneel in Humility. Reed/BEN guides us to this place for a Divine Discernment. We’re reminded of the Power we hold, when we humble ourselves to Divine Direction. Knowing the Light that shines for us, we’re given the courage to make a Journey through the Darkness of the Unknown.
Reed/BEN reminds us that whenever we feel lost or alone in the dark, there is a Home we can always turn to. When we humble ourselves in Communion with the Creator, our Offering is a Sacred Exchange. When we reach for the Light, a Divine Creator will always answer our call. There is a place where we can always draw the Power we need to manifest the Dream of our Intention.
2 Reed/BEN is a day to repair our closest relationships. “Charity begins at Home.” It’s easy to present a false-front to the world and the illusion of integrity. The Truth of the values we hold is seen by those who live with us in the day-to-day. Home is the most important place to start a journey led by an Intention to Love. Family represents those who will remember our influence for a lifetime because they want our Love the most.
Those born Reed/BEN are said to hold high expectations for those under their direction, as they hold the highest expectations for themselves. To maintain Right Relationship, we must bend “like a rubber hose” rather than govern with a “steel pipe.” A rubber hose is a flexible channel that allows others to experience their connection to a Divine Creator in a personal way. Reed/BEN guides us to keep an open mind, to remember we aren’t the one with all the answers. We encourage one another’s Faith when we Acknowledge there is always something we can learn from one another. Communion is an exchange of Giving and Receiving.
The Power of Love succeeds when it is building something up, not when it is tearing something down. Tearing something down doesn’t hold the Power of Love.
We don’t all believe the same things. Though we may share common values and ideas, we are each on the road of a journey, in different places at different times. We are guided to Acknowledge that wherever we are, when we share the same Faith in Love, we’re always headed in a Right Direction. We must keep the road open for others to experience their own Power of Divine Direction. Being the Guiding Light for Family and Home requires Humility. We can be an example by demonstrating our Faith, though our Mission is to turn others to an Example of the Highest Authority, a Light from Above.
Getting along at home means we’re willing to put up with each other. Tolerance is central to maintaining our Harmony in the Home. Over the past few nights my neighbors have been something of a nuisance. Somewhere between the hours of 2AM-3AM, has become the Time for a Place not far beyond my open bedroom window, to hold loud conversations and express human drama that wakes me in the middle of the night. Last week a truck parked directly in front of my apartment, with tactical lights installed on the front bumper, was flashing a strobe light through the window. Unable to go back to sleep in a flashing bedroom, I seriously considered the option of reporting it to the manager or calling the authorities. The light was too bright to even see what was going on. I’ve chosen tolerance, knowing a complaint would only introduce conflict and drama. I tolerated children who woke me up for a drink of water in the middle of the night. It’s not so hard to choose love and understanding for my next door neighbors. (Though, I sure hope it stops soon.)
Today, we will discern our Highest Intention by seeing the Love and Tolerance that is needed in the sphere of our closest relationships. This is where we will do the most good advancing an Intention of Love. The people close to us are the ones that most need our Unconditional Love and Forgiveness. Extending Love, we can create the Home of their Belonging.
To all my relations, may we Acknowledge the Power of Love that is shared at home. May we see how our community is blessed when we are in Right Relationship with our neighbors. May we remember how much we wanted the approval of our parents and the personal suffering when we were seen as a disappointment. Instead of beating others over the head with a steel pipe of “right and wrong” may we allow them the time to discern their own Divine direction. May we share our authenticity and humble ourselves in the Truth that we aren’t perfect either, that Our only hope is a Light that Shines from Above. May we consider the Intention that we are uniquely positioned for because its something we could do for Love. May we demonstrate our Faith by reaching for our Highest Aspiration, so we might prove to others that no Dream is beyond our reach when we remember to turn to the Light of Divine Consciousness. May we offer a Sacred Blessing for Family and Home.
in lak’ech, i am another you
Debra, 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 20
I’m grateful that when we turn to an altar within, we will always be blessed by the Light of the Creator’s Unconditional Love.
TRECENA OF ROAD/EB (HUMAN)
Visit the 13-Day Trecena Guide for daily aspects and insight on the Uinal and Portal Days of the Road/EB trecena.
2 Reed/BEN (Cherokee, Reed/I’HYA)
Galactic Tone 2: Mysterious as the question ‘to be or not to be?” Two is the recognition of the separation of self from all else and the desire to be rejoined. Walking a balance while making choices of all kinds, light/dark, male/female, good/bad, Yin/Yang, is the energy of this number. Experiencing the differences between one and another is the use and purpose of this number.
Reed/BEN: Reed persons are the spiritual essence, protectors and guiding light for family and home. They are competent speakers who will take up a cause. Very tough and analytical, Reeds endeavor to bring peace, harmony and order to all o their relations. Reeds are blessed with great skill at negotiations and consoling which are very often put to the test. Although Reeds need a lot of appreciation, may have marriage or business problems because of inflexible vies and high expectations, which erode affinity. The lesson for Reed is to be like a garden hose, not a steel pipe. Bless or repair your house.
Cherokee, Reed/I’HYA: REED- Symbol-Reed is the Earth, reflection of the Star Chaga of Pollux. Reed made up the Magician Twins who led the journey to bring back to life the daughter of the Sun. The Casket is Gemini. Energy for Intellectual minds, creation, re-creation, new directions, breaking the ties that bind. A trailblazer and leader. From the East, direction of success and happiness, no matter what route is taken, always ending up in the Light.
[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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