MAYAN CALENDAR DAYKEEPER’S JOURNAL
Tone 12 empowers us with a gift for retrospection. 12 holds the Intention of Comprehension, the Tone that moves Truth from the Head to the Heart.
The CHICCHAN trecena guided and Intention to comprehend the Power of Spirit and the Gifts of Knowing.
We have emerged from a Portal that helped us see the Truth from the realm of Spirit. Now our Divine Knowing relies on a Human discernment of Truth. A new understanding must be wholly our own interpretation, a Truth seated by our own Power of Knowing.
Wisdom/CIB is the Day Sign of the Ascended Ones, symbolizing the Highest State of Consciousness. The glyph illustrates the rays of Consciousness emanating from the Human mind. One of the messages central to CIB is that Forgiveness is the Key that unlocks the Kingdom to the Wisdom of Spirit. Forgiveness brings Light and Understanding. Through forgiveness we can clearly see ourselves and others, and the Divine Meaning of each experience. Forgiveness makes it possible for us to Know the Truth.
The Cherokee Owl is the Owl, representing the wisdom and ability of all the great hunters, the cunning of a fox, the tenacity of a bulldog, and the strength of the bear. The Wise Old Owl is the symbol of a deep thinker, who is bold in the conviction of its Truth. Owl holds the torch aloft for Human to see their return path to the stars. CIB offers the Conviction of Truth.
The gift of the totem Fox is observation and strategy, preferring to observe than to be seen. The fox is the “scout” who goes ahead and lies in hiding to size up the situation. The Bulldog has the strength to hold its ground by the conviction in its Power. The Bear holds the strength to stand in the face of adversity and tower over it. The Bear holds the power of physical and emotional healing. Bear knows the value of solitude, observing a season of hibernation. Together, they represent the Owl’s Consciousness of Knowing and talent to apply the Wisdom of the Knowledge.
Human holds all the same talents. CHICCHAN has given us the Gift to Know. CIB reflects the difference between Knowing and Wisdom. Wisdom is Knowing by experience. We’re unable to stand on a “theory of Truth,” even if the Truth has been proven. Think of all the good advice and knowledge you’ve received and still had to learn the “hard way.” Our final comprehension of Wisdom is our own experience.
Forgiveness is the only way we learn from our experience. Until we Forgive, we already hold a foregone conclusion. We’ll only see the truth we Want to see. Human intellect can create a statistic to prove anything. Without Wisdom, it’s difficult to stand in our Truth.
I remember one challenge of Motherhood was thinking through the Truth I would enforce through discipline. If you don’t believe in your Truth, it’s impossible to follow through. I remember a day I came home from work in a bad mood. The children were acting out their sibling rivalries. I sent them to their room for a “time out,” as much for my impatience as their behavior. As I heard them crying together behind the closed door, I took the whole blame. I called them out and told them I had been too harsh, and told them I was sorry. Within 5 minutes, they were back at it again. I clearly saw the behavior that warranted the discipline. So I sent them back to “time out.” Now they began crying louder than ever. I approached the bedroom door and stood silently to listen to what was going on. Then, I heard my son whisper to his sister, “Cry Louder.” (The cunning little dears… applying Truth they learned of me. LOL)
Children instinctively know how to take advantage of what they Know. So do others instinctively know our vulnerabilities, when they intend to enforce their Truth over ours. (We’ve shown them our buttons, and how to push them.) When we’re conflicted in our Truth, our best strategy is to go into a cave until we know what our Truth is. I could have used a “time out.”
The administration of the Law is said to be the discernment of Truth aside from passion. When we hold resentment, we’re more likely to discern the Truth we want to see. We can test our Truth from the Wisdom of our own experience, and from the Wisdom shared by our Elders. In the end, the Truth we can stand on is what we Know as the Wise thing to do. We can also test our Truth by Forgiveness. If we hold any resentment over the parties involved, we haven’t seen the unabridged Truth. We might be satisfied by “false truth.”
The Gift of the Ancient Ones, is the Wisdom they preserved for us that was all drawn from the same experiences of living that we know. CIB defines the sum of Human experience as an “archeological treasure” of Truth. We’ll discover what we’ve learned if we think about it.
Today’s “big news” is proof that the Mother Finch has hatched her eggs. I haven’t held much faith in their wisdom the past few day. It’s hard to see what’s going on up in the nest. I haven’t seen much of them, so questioned if they’d abandoned their eggs. I questioned their “parental wisdom.” So, once again, Nature proves it knows what it’s doing. I stopped learning, stopped witnessing a process I guessed was over. The Mother could have been sitting in that cranny the whole time for what I can see.
We deserve to Forgive each other, because we never know all the experiences that have created a body of Wisdom. The administration of Divine Justice, takes more into account than just the facts. Divine Justice is NOT blind, it doles out justice by taking into account all the factors of influence.
8 Night/AKBAL is marked on my calendar as a day to expect an emotional breakdown, and a breakthrough. (This experience seems most common on Tone 8.) The first 8 AKBAL that made a Breakthrough of lasting Truth was a day I was totally broken. I let my emotions get the best of me and felt I’d made a fool of myself for expressing my raw feelings. The darkness that rushed in was an assessment of how broken I was, how foolish I was, and such a lost cause. I had a Spiritual breakthrough that I’ll never forget. The Truth has served me ever since. As I poured out the tears to the Creator, a Divine Voice broke into my Consciousness.
“I’ve seen every heartache you’ve ever carried. I Know every burden that was no fault of your own. I know how hard it is to be Human. You are perfect. You are enough. You are sacred for making the Journey of bearing the injustice.”
The message is still as clear as a bell. It proved to me that when Truth is Divine, we hold it. We can stand on it and apply it without any further discernment. The next time I held those feelings, I already knew the answer.
As the veil is drawn to the realm of Spirit, we will see that all our Truth won’t always come as Divine Inspiration that sends chills up our spine. The major body our Truth lies in all our everyday experiences of living, stored up in our memory. Like the difference between our 5 senses, and the 6th sense. We can see the source as too ordinary to pay any attention to. We can even claim the experience as an exception to the Truth we want to hold.
To all my relations, may we Apply the Knowing that CHICCHAN awakened in us. May we see how the Gift of Knowing was not an end in itself. We aren’t “shining a light” because of inspiration, but Truth of Inspiration that was validated by our experience. CHICCHAN just gave us the tools to see it. Today is a day to Honor the Old Ones who preserved their Truth for us. We Honor the Elders when we listen to their advice and take it to heart. They offered it because they Love us. Our Truth is proven when Love factors into it. May we see the Divine Gift of having the tools to think things through. May we see how straight our path can be, if we only base our action on the Wise thing to do. May we hibernate on our Truth in times of darkness and adversity, when we’re not sure what to do. May we always think before we speak and act, and choose the Higher Road of Forgiveness that leads to the Wisdom of Truth.
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 3
I’m grateful for the gifts of Intellect, Imagination, and Intuition. I’m grateful for the Wisdom of our Ancient Ancestors that empowered them to create wonders of the world in a Human era so long ago that we still haven’t figured out. I’m grateful for the sign that the Creator has planned so much more for us to Know.
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.
12 Wisdom/CIB (Cherokee, Owl U’GUKU’)
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.
Wisdom/CIB: The old ones. Wisdom of the ancients. Wisdom persons are aligned with the ancient memories that wait in the stone of temples and sacred sites all over the world. Wisdom people grow luck like a crop using a balance of prudence and tenacity. The tremendous inner strength of this sign enables silent introspection to discover areas of oneself that contain wisdom more valuable than any trove of archaeological treasure. Wisdom persons are valiant defenders of family and community. They may become hardened to life and sentiment turned cold. In these cases, they need much forgiveness for their uncaring errors. Periodically connecting with nature and or visiting sacred sites will bring great stability to wisdom persons. A good day to sit on a rock.
Cherokee, Owl U’GUKU’ O’JJ: Symbol is the Owl is Arcturus, the brightest Star in the Constellation Bootes. The Cherokee Bear constellation (Ursa Major) includes the Big Dipper plus four stars in Bootes. Owl is a hunter, who stands for the wisdom and ability of all great hunters, the cunning of a fox, the tenacity of a bulldog and strength of a bear. Energy for deep thinkers, strong-willed, rigid convictions, bold and authoritative. Owl is the Mystic Ferryman who guides Earthlings on the return path to the stars holding the torch aloft.
[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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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