MAYAN CALENDAR DAYKEEPER’S JOURNAL
The Monkey/CHUEN trecena guides us to step into our own shoes as a Divine Creator. We are creating a new world. The Flint trecena helped us to identify the Seed that would be born by the Fruit of the harvest of this Tzolk’in round. We still exist in the Creative Void of the 7th uinal where what is created in one realm is balanced in all others. We are given the opportunity to Dream a new world in Spirit to be manifested in our world Below.
As we continue through the Monkey/CHUEN trecena, we are exploring all our ways of Being, reflected by the 20 Day Signs, the All-in-One of the Omega, the Supreme Creator. Each aspect of who we are, the Whole, will be included in our Dream for a world we will all share together. Our Intention is to Create a World for our Self that will be a Blessing to the Whole.
Tone 3 is the first day of Movement. We were inspired to create in the Unity of Tone 1. On Tone 2, we were guided to consider the Intention that would guide us to the Dream. Today, we are offered the way to discern a direction by Divine Guidance, and begin our movement toward it.
Reed/BEN is the Day Sign that represents Home, Family, and the care of Children. Our Divine Family is the consideration that is central to the world we create. We begin with our closest sphere of influence. Those we consider “family” are the ones we love the most. Whether they are our “natural” family or “chosen” family, the choices we would make for them are as important to us as the choices we make for our Self. It’s easier to see children through the eyes of Unconditional Love. Reed/BEN calls us to create the world worthy of Divine Children. We maintain our Divinity and Power when we create for the Sake of our Love of One Another.
Reed/BEN is a symbol of the altar within. The glyph illustrates the channels of light above as the hollow reeds through which we share a direct communion with the Creator. Below are the thatched rugs where we would kneel before this altar.
The Highest Aspiration in an Intention to Create is to align ourselves with the Creator’s Dream for us. A Supreme Creator’s dream for the world was perfect in its integrity, designed in an Intention of Harmony and Equity to be a Blessing to the Whole of Humanity. The Creator saw the Whole of Humanity as its own Divine Children. We were all born together. Not one carried favor over another, but born to Know we were all first in line to a Divine Inheritance.
In our Human effort to love one another, our perspective of Duality can conflict with our Divine Perspective. Defining our Self through the Lower Mind of Duality, we would always see “better or worse” in a human discernment that relies on a comparison. In our own failure to Love our Self, we lean toward worldly comparisons to discern our own value. It’s easy to see our differences in a material reality. Human eyes can’t see to the heart of the Spirit within, so we create false truth based on external realities. We are all in different places on our Divine Journey. We’ve seen how much we are transformed from who we once were. We don’t want to be permanently defined by our lower states of being or our worst behavior. We ALL want to be seen in our Best Light.
As we look at our own childhood, we might see how our human identities were defined very early in life. When human adopts a construct of “truth” we tend to hold onto it. We create our own archetypes for our children and everyone else. In a state of unconsciousness, we hold on to an image that doesn’t account for the dynamics of Consciousness. We’ve seen in our Self that everything can change. We can be as different as Night and Day when we discover a Creator who sees us in our Best Light, as a Divine Spirit.
So could we create the same Happiness for those around us by seeing each one as a Child of Divinity, different, yet equal in their Divinity. We would not set a standard for one that is based on another. A Divine Creator would never suggest we should be like anyone else. The only way we can elevate our perspective to see one another as equal is through a Divine Perspective found kneeling in humility in the Light of the Creator’s Love.
Reed/BEN illustrates the way we would be guided by the Creator. At an altar within, we can receive the Divine Guidance for the direction we must take. On our knees in humility, we would confess our Human weakness and ask for the Light to see our Self as no better or worse than another.
A challenge central to our Power of Creation is freeing our Self from the old archetypes that others have used to define us. In many families, there is one who is the “cheer leader,” who supports every Truth handed down. Then, there can be one who is the “problem child,” the one who is the most “different” than the others… the one hard to understand, and who, in their differences, challenges the Truths of everyone else. We can spend a lifetime trapped in those identities, trying to fight our way out. No amount of fighting or defense against it will change the perceptions of those that created the image. By challenging an outside Truth, we only strengthen the perception of the “inequality” of our Truth. Through the conflict of our defense, we only present more evidence that the outside assessment was True. The only way to overcome it is by claiming that it doesn’t exist as Truth to us, only a thought generated outside of our Self, and therefore an illusion, a flimsy vapor that holds no substance or power of any influence that is worthy of our time to defend what is contrary to the Truth we believe. Silently standing in our own new Truth is the only way we will ever be seen in the Truth of our change.
Thoughts outside of our Self are the primary opponents to our own creation. As long as we take outside thoughts into consideration, we are never fully in charge of our own creation. We can’t Believe for Others, we can only Believe for our Self. We can only wholly manage and direct our own thoughts. And, we are the only ones who can identify our own thoughts apart from the thoughts of others.
Perhaps the greatest challenge in creation is that we are the only one who can fully discern our own Dream. We long to share it, yet we are incapable as Human to establish the same Belief in another. Belief is only found in the Creator’s Blessing of Divine Justice. When we try to share our dream we invite outside thoughts and perceptions that can stir up our Divine Vision and muddy the waters that reflect our own Dream.
I’m reminded of committees I’ve been a part of that were formed to edit a creation. The real intention was to negotiate an agreement. What I’ve seen in myself and others is a perceived need to contribute SOMETHING, ANYTHING, when an idea is presented for feedback. So, often the “improvements” shared haven’t been given as much thought as the thoughts born of the original inspiration. The outside thoughts don’t hold any real power of the Intention, yet we tend to take them very seriously. We can receive compliments and encouragement from everyone around the table, yet the thought we latch onto is from the one person who disagreed. (Thank God, we are creating by a committee of TWO, our Self and the Creator. No One Else has to agree with our Divine Design.)
Reed/BEN shows us the one place we can turn to for a Divine Discernment of our own Unlimited Possibilities. Through the eyes of a Divine Creator we can see the Truth of our Divinity and our unlimited capacity to Create change. Our Divine Discernment is made through the Light of the Creator.
At first our path as a Creator can appear as a very lonely road, one we must walk by our Self. Our journey of Creation is one of those times when we have to walk alone. The Creator made an allowance and a Divine Plan. Our journey of Creation is made in the company of the Divine Omega, the All-In-One, the Brightest Light of Illumination.
Creation depends on our ability to believe in our own Truth, the Truth that is solely ours to discern. The Truth of our Divine Discernment holds its integrity by our own Direct Connection to the Creator. We are learning to stand on what we Believe for our Self. If we seek confirmation or validation from a source outside of our Direct Channel to God, we invite perspectives from those who never experienced our Divine Inspiration. It’s the same for the advice we would extend to others. All our human opinions are based on static characterizations and influenced by our own experiences, which could be very different than another’s. Human can convince itself that another’s discernment isn’t complete, unless they include what we know. Whenever we share our thoughts on what another “should do” or “should think” we project an illusion of fear onto a dream that another’s own discernment is somehow lacking, that the “other” is incapable of seeing the whole truth for themselves. When we accept outside thoughts that either add to or take away from our Dream, we are no longer the Author of its creation. We can no longer claim the Expression as our own.
As I look back at each round I’ve walked, the New Truth of Illumination has always been the same, the Power of Believing in my own Truth. Yet, it seems like a wholly new Revelation every time. The difference is seeing it from Higher and Higher Perspectives, generating a Higher State of Believing in my Truth with every round.
It reminds me of raising children and telling them how special they were. I wondered why it was always so hard to convince them this was true. Many of the good things they heard about themselves were discounted because it came from me (ie. “You’re only saying that because you’re my mother.”). A human can share hope and faith, but only the Creator’s Divine Love can generate Belief in our own Divinity.
Our way of moving forward under the Guidance of a Divine Creator is through a direct and unfiltered connection to a Divine Consciousness. We are called to be the “Hollow Bone,” free of our own expectations of how our creation will be manifested in the world. So must our channel be open and unfiltered by the influence of outside thoughts. We will only Know Divine Truth through our one-on-one Communion with the Creator. The Divine Creator is the One who will see the Dream just as we do, and will share the Highest Manifestation of the Dream that was ours alone to Imagine.
On Tone 3 we create the Life of an Intention through our first movement toward it. Movement creates a new vibration that influences and stirs up the surrounding atoms of matter. When we move with a purpose and Intention, we direct the flow of the vibration and surrounding matter from its beginning toward its end. Today we generation the vibration that will lead toward the creation of a whole new world of experience. When our Intention is to Bless the Whole, our Vibration will be guided to its Divine Destiny, the Justice of Harmony and Equity.
To all my relations, may we begin the Life of an Intention to Create a new world by Defining how we would Know the way. May we move with an intention to filter out all outside influences of thought and focus only on the Discernment offered in Spirit through a direct communion with God. May we forgive and dismiss thoughts that would hold us back, thoughts that aren’t our own. May we acknowledge the Authority of our Divine Intention and the Truth that comes from a Divine Source of Discernment. May we free ourselves down on our knees in Humility, surrendering our weakness in standing up for ourselves in the world of thoughts around us, and call on the Creator to share its vision of what we are incapable to see for our Self. May we give ourselves permission to disbelieve everything about our Self or the Dream that is defined by someone else, claiming the Creator is the only one who knows the Truth about us, and the Truths we believe about the Dream we intend to Create. When we encounter illusions, may we kneel in the Light of the Creator’s Love, where all darkness can be burned away by the Fire of the Creator’s Love. May we be purified by Divine Love so we can believe that in an Intention to Create our own world, the only opinions and guidance that is worthy to us, are the ones We make in our own Direct Communion with the Creator. This was the Blessing we Inherited, the Sacred Right to Choose our own Dream of the world.
May we release others from the characterizations we imposed by our own thoughts, and acknowledge the Truth of the indelible Spark of Divinity that always holds the Power to transform our way of Being. May we forgive one another for a discernment made in a Time and Place that no longer exists in our reality. May we allow others the Sacred Choice to think for themselves, as we exercise our own Sacred Right of Choice to think for our Self.
in lak’ech, i am another you
Debra, Jaguar Woman, 9 Eagle/MEN
CIRCLE WITHIN A CIRCLE: As we create the Circle of the world that will exist around the Circle of our Self and the Truths we discern for our Self, the first Truth can add to our outer circle is the Signature of the Ones who will create it… “Handmade by our Self and the Creator.”
21 DAYS of CEREMONY: Day 20
Observing 21 days of Personal Sacred Ceremony is a traditional preparation for the K’iche Maya New Year, 8 B’atz (8 Monkey/CHUEN). The New Year is a celebration of Time, and the day of Initiation for the new Mayan Daykeepers. We are preparing for an initiation into a new way of being.
I’m grateful for the Divine Power we are given to shape-shift into a wholly new identity, from the identity that was defined by a material world, to our True Identity in Spirit… the Identity of One who is ever-elevating through a Divine Transformation to know our True Identity as a Divine Creator, capable to re-create our Self and the realities and Truths of the world where we choose to live.
TRECENA OF MONKEY/CHUEN
Visit the 13-Day Trecena Guide for daily aspects and events of the Monkey/CHUEN trecena.
3 Reed/BEN (Cherokee, Reed/I’HYA)
Galactic Tone 3: Action. Three is basic movement and communication, which begins as a vibration. Three energy is very eloquent in all types of self-expression. Communication is how Three establishes a point of agreement between any point “A” and any point “B”. Three persons are rhythmic to the core and are often restless, as motion is their nature. By working closely with the energy of Three, any person becomes more able to predict motions of all kinds.
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]
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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