9 Reed / BEN – A Baptism of Spirit: Day 9 of 13


9 Reed/BEN

Greetings Kin,

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.

Tone 9 brings the Intention of Patience to get a better perspective on the big picture. There is said to be potential for great suffering if there is lack of insight. Completion of plans or patterns of movement are all-important to 9. Tone 9 holds the Peak Energy to complete a Transformation from Faith to Believing.

Reed/BEN is the Day Sign of Family and Home that upholds the Love of Children. This is observed as a Day for a Blessing to Home. The glyph illustrates a Holy Altar. Above are the channels of the Descending Light of the Creator, the Light of Knowing and Discernment born of Divine Consciousness. Below, the cross-hatched design represents the prayer mats that invite us to Kneel here in Humility. It offers an illustration of the Divine way that Human would approach a Direct Communion with the Almighty Creator.

10-DAY PORTAL: Element of Ether (Day 8)
The Serpent/CHICCHAN trecena presents 10 Portal Days in a row (Tones 2 thru 12). Portals magnify our experience by thinning the veil to the Dimension of Spirit. Portals magnify our perspective. On 9 Reed/BEN a Portal magnifies a Deeper Truth about Human and a Higher Truth about the Power shared between us. This Portal magnifies the completion of Power through a Divine Communion that connects the Power Above and Power Below.

The Peak Tone 9 completes the Power of Believing so we are capable to stand in our own Truth. The Intention of Tone 9, in itself, is a most valuable Spiritual Tool. When we are given a new Inspiration, there is always more to know about it than the original thought. Divine Inspiration is only a theory in concept, so that Human can make the Truth its own. Through deeper reflection on any inspiration we’re given, we can see how it influences our own Truth.

I was one to ask a lot of questions along my path. I remember the frustration when the Elders ALWAYS said, “The Answer is in the Question.” (Huh?) I thought, “Why do these teachings have to be so cryptic? Why can’t you just tell me? Shoot, now I have to go figure it out for myself.” (I see a Monkey laughing at silly Human. That’s the BEST part!) The ONLY WAY to ever Know our own Truth is to figure it out for our Self. It’s the only way we’ll ever be able to stand on it, the only way we’ll ever Know we can Know it.

“Home” is the altar within. “Home” is the place where we hold all the Authority of Being. The energetic concept of “Home” is a place where we shut the door to the outside world behind us and set our own rules. Home is our closest sphere of influence, the place where the world we create can always remain in tact. “Family” represents the generations that will follow, influenced by the Truth that was learned at “Home.”

We are the Divine Children of the Creator. A Home is prepared for us. We are given a place where all the Truths of a Divine Family are held in tact. At Home we can Know our place in the Family, the roles and gifts that each member would bring to it. Home is the place where our Parents teach us what we need to Know to live in a world we share together. The Almighty Creator holds the Authority in this Divine Home, and has the Power to exchange the Wisdom of Divine Truth.

Our place in the Home is as the Human Child of Divinity. Our Lower Self is Sacred as the Child that is seeking to Know. We will Know our Power by acknowledging our Weakness as a Human Child.

If there’s one thing we need to Know about our Self, it’s that our greatest weaknesses are 1) we forget, and 2) we fail. Even knowing the Truth of Unlimited Power, we’re still going to forget and we’re still going to fail. There will be great suffering to bear until we acknowledge this Truth, and until we Know the Power to overcome it.

We could imagine the Home the Creator would prepare for us. We would be offered a place where we could never forget, and never fail. In this Divine Home we will know Unconditional Love. In this Home, when we forget or fail, a Divine Parent would tell us that this is the very aspect of Human that makes it possible for us to experience the Power of Divinity.

Through this channel of Light, we would see that a Higher Power is always waiting and present to be drawn from the Above to the Below. When we forget or fail it only means we’ve come to the limit of our Human Power… the limit of Believing in the Truth we hold for our Self. The moment we fall to our knees from our own failure, is the Moment when Miracles begin to happen. We were promised at Home that whenever we failed a Divine Agency would Intervene on our Behalf. We only have to recognize our failure to know this Divine Moment when the Above and the Below are connected to each other.

I see that one of the reasons it took so long to believe in myself was that in my moment of failure, I experienced it as losing all the Higher Ground I’d worked so hard to accomplish. I saw my own doubt as an erosion of my Faith. At the failure of believing and hope, lifetime resentments managed to pour back in, like a greater power outside of myself. Those I thought I’d managed to forgive, I now blamed more than ever. Today I can see it as that “belief dynamic” where as my own Truth wavered, I was subject to the stronger power of lower truths that influenced me. It seemed like a hopeless circle I could never fully remove myself from.

Today there is an answer, a Powerful Answer, so we never have to fail in the Divine Truths we establish. The answer is down on our knees… Knowing a Creator with Almighty Power is waiting to carry it for us. We can Know by our own Truth, if we take the time to look deeper at what we Believe.

We can Believe that the Divine Creator would have planned a way for us, Knowing we are Human children. A Divine Creator knew the suffering we would bear, until we were Conscious of the Divine Power we were given. A Divine Parent prepared a way to insure we could carry on with a promise to pick us up, every time we fell down. A Divine parent would brush the dirt off our knees and console us, and remind us we haven’t lost anything. We’ll be just as good as new with a little Divine treatment. Today we can know this more than we’ve ever known it before.

Even the birds outside reflect this parental love to me. I’ve watched mothers teaching their babies to feed themselves. It usually takes a few days. First, all the baby does is hunker down and beg while the mother does most of the feeding. In front of the baby, she hops back and forth between the seed and the baby. The baby takes the queue and tries for itself, between begging. They reflect the greater power to feed themselves each day. Then, they show up one morning and they’re right back to the full-on begging again. So, the Mother just feeds them. Without judgement or condition, she offers what they need when they need it. That seems to be a turning point and the last scene of the whole process… this Knowing that even when they Know how, there’s someone who loves them enough to feed them anyway.

Number 9 represents a Spiritual Awakening and the Completion of Knowing. Number 9 represents the power of self-initiative and leadership. It’s the last number, the number that precedes the Divine 0, the Omega that is the All-in-One. Number 9 is the stabilizing force for all the Truth we’ve gathered into the Circle of our Believing. Reed/BEN is the Promise that our Truth will never be forgotten or lost. It will remain in our own Circle of Knowing forever. Number 9 reflects the Holy Trinity, raised to the Power of 3 x 3, the Power of Divine Consciousness and Knowing multiplied by itself, balanced in the Above and the Below. Number 9 holds the Power to clear all the karma of our residual fear, sharing the Knowing of Divine Power that guarantees our Happiness. Our suffering would be limited to the moment we share our tears with the Creator. Imagine how different life could be if the moment we found ourselves suffering, we KNEW it as the turning point for a Miracle.

To all my relations, may we look deeper into the Truth we believe… beyond what we hold True for our Self, to what we hold True of an Almighty Creator of Unconditional Love. When we reach the limit of Faith in our Self, we can hold Faith in what we Believe of the One Mind that Loves us beyond limits of our own imagination. We can remember the Love and Protection that Home was created for… a Divine Home, where we would be Loved and Supported without condition, even when we fail. We could remember how much the Creator wants us to succeed, and how in our Creation, every possible failure was seen and accounted for by a Mind of Divinity. We will forget. We will fail. The moment we know we’ve failed, we run Home with the tears of failure on our face. When we turn to the Altar Within, the Divine Home where our Spirit resides, the Creator will wipe the tears away, and remind us of all the reasons we are Loved, and remind us of all the Dreams that are still possible to Create. A Divine Creator will see that we are Sacred because we Chose where to run. We Chose where our Home would be. May we look deeply into this Promise. May we see the Truth in it, as it is reflected by the Truth we see in Nature on Mother Earth. May we bring a Sacred Offering as we Kneel. May we offer a blessing to our Home Below, as a blessing to our Home Above. With our Deepest Appreciation, may we express the Gratitude of Knowing the Highest Truth of all.

ACTING ON WHAT WE KNOW: We can prepare the way for a new journey by taking action on what we Know about our future. We are going to forget the Knowing we experience right now. Plan on it and write it down so you will have something you can go back and remember. We know we are going to fail. Plan on it now while you have the Consciousness to devise your own strategy and preparedness to turn to the altar. This is the 6th Uinal that establishes a Rhythm and Pattern of Movement to build Momentum to reach our Spiritual Maturity. In the 6th uinal we reach the peak of our own inner growth. Like a full-grown tree, the next major phase of our transformation will be to generate the hybrid seed for a new generation of our Self. All the Truth we gather to ourselves now, will be the Knowing that is held in the new seed for the next generation of our Human Knowing.

in lak’ech, i am another you

Debra, Jaguar Woman, 9 Eagle / MEN


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 for all the Divine Plans that were designed for us to Know, and to carry on in spite of our relapse of memory, and in spite of our inevitable failures.


Visit the 13-Day Trecena Guide for daily aspects and insight on the Uinal and Portal Days of the Serpent/CHICCHAN trecena.


9 Reed/BEN (Cherokee, Reed/I’HYA)

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.

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: 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]

How is your Spiritual path today?

I love to hear from you. Share your thoughts on the day, your Day Sign, or just say Hi!

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


8 Monkey/CHUEN is the day I made a commitment to journal every day the 260-days of the Tzolk’in. It’s the Day Sign of the Daykeeper’s initiation. I didn’t plan it for that day. I Knew it that day. This upcoming 8 Monkey/CHUEN in August, completes the 4th round. On the traditional path, 4 completes an experience, representing the fulfillment of seeing everything completely from 4 different directions. On the last 8 Monkey/CHUEN, I decided to add a new effort through the 21 days of Gratitude, to Honor the Jaguar/IX Earth Magic that is born of Gratitude and Appreciation. There is no coincidence that in the Round that was meant to Honor Jaguar’s magic that a way was opened to make a Journey to a place where the Jaguar waits in the shadows of a Sacred Altar. There is magic in our world. Gifts beyond imagination, because Human will never comprehend the Power of the Creator’s Love for us. Because you are so much a part of it, I know this is a Journey we will take together. ~ my love, Debra

2 thoughts on “9 Reed / BEN – A Baptism of Spirit: Day 9 of 13

    • Thank you for sharing, Zo. Your Destiny Kin, 13 Akbal, isn’t so far away. A powerful sign of manifesting the Wisdom of Creation from the Monkey/CHUEN. much love, thank you for letting me know the presence of your spirit on the journey. in lak’ech, Debra


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