MAYAN CALENDAR DAYKEEPER’S JOURNAL
On Tone 2 of Duality, Human is presented with a choice “to be or not to be.” CIMI is the Sign of a Major Life Change.
Today we begin the upward climb of Spiritual Growth. Tone 2 can be a vulnerable day as we view everything from a perspective of Duality. In the Unity of One, all things existed together in Harmony. Today we begin to see it differently. On Tone 1, we were excited about an Inspiration of Truth. One Tone 2, we are split apart as we question the affects of the Before and After.
As the Day Sign of Major Life Change, CIMI the Transformer, reflects Duality as extreme as Life and Death. The CIMI glyph is the face of Death to reflect that whenever something new is born, something will die away. To walk in our new Truth, we will have to let go of some Truths we believed before. Suddenly the new Truth we saw as a Big Leap Forward, presents us with a Major Conflict.
CIMI reminds us that there will always be chaos with change, that chaos itself is the Sign of a Change in Progress. We’re halfway between one thing and another. We KNOW how things were, but we haven’t seen how they Will Be. We may feel the stress of chaos. CIMI resides in the North, representing Wisdom, and the Element of Air, relates to the faculties of our mind. We’re given the Wisdom to use it.
The Serpent/CHICCHAN trecena is igniting new Power. We are challenged to see ourselves as something greater than we were before. That means our self-depreciating manner will be changed. Others could be threatened by our new sense of Power, especially if our Truth veers away from what they believe, or a truth they’ve grown to believe about us. This all factors in to a Choice that only we can make.
10-DAY PORTAL: ELEMENT OF ETHER (Day 1)
Portal days thin the veil to the dimension of Spirit. Portals magnify our Spiritual Gifts and offer mystical experiences. We’re able to see beyond the Known to Know the Unknown. This portal is open from Tone 2 through Tone 10. It will magnify our Spiritual Growth. It will magnify the change Balanced between the Above and the Below. And it will magnify our Transformation through Tone 11, the Tone of Higher Discernment. Today the portal may magnify the magnitude of our choice, though we have CIMI to help us see the Blessings in the future. (The 13-Day Trecena Guide offers additional insight on Portal Days, and why I observe them.)
For every Truth we believe, we build a foundation of thought to support and surround it. It’s our Human Nature to defend what we believe. Realizing a Higher Truth, the old foundation begins to crumble. We realize we may have to adopt a whole new school of thought. A Major Change will alter how others see us.
Suddenly, things don’t seem so Bright. We’re back in the Darkness of the Unknown. Our past begins to look like the old flannel shirt we know is worn out, but we hate to throw away. At the prospect, we consider how comfortable it is and how well it has served. We might think of all the reasons we might want to hold onto it. (Maybe CIMI is a clue to finally clear the old stuff out of closets.)
Perfectly positioned, CIMI is the Comforter through change. Those born CIMI were destined to serve as the midwife or hospice nurse that attends life’s major transitions. CIMI is the Day Sign that shares the Gift of Clairvoyance, the ability to see the future. This is the Spiritual Gift that CHICCHAN is “turning on” first. The Comfort of CIMI is the ability to Know what will happen next. CIMI is said to comfort us with a “soft hand.” We can allow someone to watch over us that Knows the future. We won’t have to fear when the unexpected happens. CIMI Knows exactly what to do in the Moment.
All the Day Signs illustrate a way of Being. We’re meant to follow the lead of CIMI. When we’re in the throws of our own chaos, we use our Gift to see the future. Like delivering a newborn child, we can get through the pain, Knowing the Blessing that Awaits. CIMI reminds us the pain is temporary and that everything is going to look brighter when it’s over. CIMI has a gift of Knowing exactly what we need to hear to bring peace to our next moment. We will have the gift to comfort others in the way that’s needed the most. We’re all in this change together. Some of us won’t be conscious of the blessing in the future. The Gift will grow faster if we share it.
This is a day for private reflection on our own way forward. The last thing we need right now is an opinion from someone else. They will have no clue what we are going through. They might encourage us to believe that things are just fine as they are. This is the big one we have to figure out for our Self. Are we going to move forward? Or, stay in the place that became comfortable?
I’m usually halfway into tomorrow when I wake up to write these posts. This was exactly what was on my mind when I woke up this morning. What if this Truth means that people won’t like me anymore? (Who else is going to agree that we have every Power at our command? It sounds egotistical by Human reason. How dare we believe it!) A Truth that we are all-powerful will stretch our limits so we can grow. My thoughts can be pulled all over the place. We need a strategy for Consciousness in times of chaos.
We’re all likely surrounded by others with strong opinions. I can’t be the only one. Choosing sides is what the world now suggests we do. We may realize that neither side is going to agree with our Truth. Then, who’s going to be in our corner?
The Elders taught that whenever we question our Truth, we’re called to “hold our Power.” That means we keep it to our self and turn it over again to see why we believe it. Sometimes we can have the “greatest idea in the world,” then when we share it, someone else doesn’t see it that way at all. We start questioning our own Truth. The Dream can lose its power before we fully understood what it means to us.
This is a very important choice that will influence our happiness in the future. THIS Choice is too big to wait and see how it works out. CHICCHAN is giving us the power to stand up on our own two feet. We can remember the knowledge shared by CABAN and the Aztec OLLIN. The “passive principle” is unlucky, and the “active principle” is lucky. Whatever Choice we make, we must hold the Conviction to move forward.
CIMI can build our Inner Strength of Spirit. We’ll be changed just by acknowledging that our own Truth is worth standing on, no matter what others think. CIMI reminds us that we are always a work in progress. Our whole life is a process of change. Chaos is a natural part of Creation. In the future, even our new Truth of Power is still subject to change. It’s okay if it changes. More important is believing in our Self. The Creator’s Love is Unconditional. We have the Right to be Wrong.
“The Wind is my Mother,” by Marcellus “Bear Heart” Williams, shares the experience of growing up on the traditional path of the shaman. Bear Heart talks about how children were taught to believe in themselves. In his story, the Spiritual Teacher draws 3 children together. He asks them all how they would solve a problem. “There is a family that must swim across the river to the other side, a Father, Mother, and young Child. A swift current comes and the Mother and Child are nearly swept away. The Father can only save one. Who should he save and why?” The first one answered, “The Father should save the child, because he will be the one to carry on a new generation.” The second one says, “The Father should save the Mother, because they are a Divine Union. He has a responsibility to save his wife.” Then the third one said, “The Father should try to save both of them, even if they all go down together.” Then they all asked, “Which one of us is right?” He says, “You’ve all given a worthy answer. You are ALL right!”
The Elders ALWAYS say there’s many ways to accomplish the same thing. Today, we can choose our own way to stand on the Truth we believe. We have all day to think about it. I’ve found that after all the considerations are made on my own, I wake up on Tone 3 with the clarity I need to move forward, easier and better than anything I’d thought of. CHICCHAN is guiding an Intention to Believe in our Knowing. With the freedom to change, we can believe the Truth is important to our process of dynamic change.
To all my relations, may we look forward to our Future. May we accept that the Truth we were given to Know right now is part of our dynamic experience of Transformation. May we ask to Know the Blessing that will be returned in the future from believing in our Self. How could that be a bad thing? We can Humble ourselves before the Creator, while we walk upright in the world, Knowing we were born to stand on our own two feet. May we ask for Discernment so our Intention will serves a Higher Purpose as a Blessing to the Whole. Then we can stand on a Divine Intention. May we give thanks for the unlimited choices we are offered and the Blessing of Unconditional Love that allows us the Sacred Right of Choice. May we be willing to send the old flannel shirt to the thrift shop and prepare ourselves to be revealed in a new set of clothes.
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. (I seem to have the most trouble keeping this count straight. Feel free to count for yourself, starting with Jaguar/IX as 1.)
21-Days of Gratitude: Day 13
I’m grateful that being wrong is just as valuable to the process of transformation as being right. May we acknowledge this truth for each other.
TRECENA OF SERPENT/CHICCHAN
Visit the 13-Day Trecena Guide for daily aspects and insight on the Uinal and Portal Days of the Serpent/CHICCHAN trecena.
2 Transformer/CIMI (Cherokee, Twins/ TAKATO’KA)
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.
Transformer/CIMI: Cycle of life, death, and rebirth. Transformer persons achieve goals and emotional wealth. Transformer people can become highly respected business persons. They have the ability to help others through any and all transitions with tranquility due to their spiritual strength and guidance. Communities often benefit from Transformers discipline and organization skills. They strengthen the life of pregnant women and guide them through the transitions of maternity. Establishing contact with the ancestors activates innate psychic abilities, gifts to be used as tools to assist others. Transformers can have the ability to send evil intentions telepathically, this is their undoing. From these acts they lose power, easily fall into a victim role and begin to manipulate with a vengeance. A good day to tie all loose ends.
Cherokee, Twins/ TAKATO’KA: Twins symbolize the Female Sun and Male Moon, whose union keeps the world going round. Cherokee myth has the Morning Star heralding the Sun, Venus, also being the Evening Star as representing the TWINS. The energy brings major changes all throughout life, riding the tsunamis of earthquake and upheaval, making their own waves wherever they go. They undergo powerful transformations, alternating like a flashing neon sign. The challenge is to master Balance while experiencing Chaos leading to re-birth and abundance through infinity.
[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?
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7/08/18: STILL WAITING ON THE BABY FINCH
UPDATE ON A LIFE DREAM:
I mentioned a few weeks back a potential opportunity to travel to the Mayan pyramids. The vision is clearing as an opportunity for accommodations has been manifested. I’ve started a gofundme page to raise money for the ticket and expenses related to book publishing scheduled for Spring 2019. Please only share if its Easy. You are already the blessing of just being here. (But you could help me spread the word.) much love, in lak’ech, Debra https://www.gofundme.com/life-dream-a-pilgrimage-of-spirit