MAYAN CALENDAR DAYKEEPER’S JOURNAL
Tone 8 introduces the Peak Energy of Transformation. 8 is the Solar Number of “Pure Spirit” holding the Creator’s Intention of Divine Justice. A Divine Agency Intervenes to fulfill the Creator’s Promise of a Sacred Exchange.
Our Intention is to Create is a Dream we hold in Faith. The work of Spiritual Growth is to turn our eyes away from the Darkness of our Doubts and Unknowns to be Grateful for the Dream as a Blessing that Already Lies in our Future. Our Power to Create lies in a Conscious effort to direct our own thoughts.
Night/AKBAL guided the last trecena as the Light that would always be shining in our darkness, a Light that would always be shining from “Home” whenever we need a Renewal and Regeneration of Spirit. AKBAL is the Dreamer that Believes in the Dream, a Master of the Unknown and the Darkness that holds ALL Possibility.
AKBAL connects our Conscious and our Subconscious, our Intellect and Intuition, our Head and our Heart. AKBAL is a magical day when mystical experiences are possible. AKBAL is the Voice that speaks to us through our Dreams. Residing in the West, AKBAL holds the Element of Water, the substance that holds the Ether of Spirit. Water is related to our Emotions. The Voice of our Dreams speaks through the Heart.
Tone 8 represents the zenith position of Solar Light, the hour of the Highest Illumination. Tone 8 is observed as the Holy Day of the trecena. Today, the Dreams that were awakened by the AKBAL trecena, our Deepest Dreams, are positioned for the Promise of Justice. An effort we made in Faith will be Transformed into Believing. We are offered a Divine Illumination.
PORTAL DAY: ETHER OF SPIRIT
Portal days thin the veil to other dimensions. The Element of Ether will magnify the Voice of Spirit and our connection to the Creator and the Divine Agency that works on our behalf. On the 8 Night/AKBAL we are called forward to receive a Spiritual Blessing that makes it possible to Believe in a Divine Power to make a Dream come true.
8 Night/AKBAL is among the most transformational days of the Tzolk’in round. It’s a day marked for a Spiritual Experience and a Miracle of Divine Consciousness. At the heart of every Dream we hold Faith in a Power that is Greater than our Self. We hold an Intention to turn away from the illusion of our own limitation to Believe there is One that holds ALL Power, and will apply the same effort that we did in return for our Faith. 8 Night/AKBAL, a Holy Day of Pure Spirit, will Raise the Voice of the Creator to its Highest Illumination.
Our Spiritual Growth is accomplished by reaching the limit of our Human power. An effort of growth requires us to push beyond the limits we reached before. The Elders taught that our Highest Transformation would be experienced as the “Breakdown that leads to a Divine Breakthrough.” At the very limit of our own Power, we are positioned to See a Miracle we would only Discern as a Divine Intervention.
Our Heart is the Center from which we hold the Power to Create by our Love and Passion for the Dream. Our Highest Aspirations are the Dreams we Love the Most, hidden the Deepest in our Heart. The Creator Knows that through the Manifestation of this One Dream, we will Know that ALL our dreams are possible.
It’s said that Human doesn’t know what we have until its gone. AKBAL’s Miracle can begin as the Darkest Hour before the Dawn. Our Deepest Dream is the injustice that weighs the heaviest on our Heart. AKBAL’s Dream is the Creation of Harmony and Happiness that we are afraid to face for the unconscious fear it could never be realized. We might awaken from a Dream of long-lost Happiness and Love outside of our grasp.
AKBAL guides us to willingly enter the Darkness, encouraging our Faith that the Darkness is a Place of Unlimited Possibility. AKBAL helps us to Face the Darkness that can be overcome by a Divine Intervention. From the top of the pyramid all our effort was measured and balanced for a Leap into the Realm of Spirit. On the Holy Tone 8, our Offering is all the Faith and Love invested in our Dreams.
The Darkness that will be raised to the Light of Believing are all the reasons we doubt our Dream could come true, the suffering held in our unconscious thoughts. Discovering the injustice beyond our Human understanding, we may question what is wrong with us. At the limit of our Human Faith we Fall to an illusion we will never be “enough.” Though, the Truth the Creator Sees is that we have given everything we Humanly had to give.
The Voice that Speaks in our AKBAL Dreams is the Light that Always Shines for us. To see the Light we must open our Heart to share our Deepest Longing. Our Emotions are the Language of Pure Spirit. When we offer our “feelings as a prayer” we share the True Condition of our Heart. We share the Dream we Love the Most.
8 Night/AKBAL is a day that has stood out as a milestone day in every Tzolk’in round I’ve followed. It has never failed to present itself as a day of a Miracle. The 8 AKBAL of my first round manifested a Light that would always shine in my darkness. I woke that morning seeing nothing but my own failure. I was faced with all the Dreams that would never come true. I saw the foolish choices of a lifetime, believing it was too late to make a difference, and that the failure was all my fault. I saw my own failures in reaching for what I really wanted. I saw myself as my own worst enemy in the failure to create my dreams.
Exposing ALL my suffering to the Creator, a Divine Voice broke through to my Consciousness. I Knew they weren’t my own thoughts. It was a spontaneous Voice that broke through my Darkness with a Divine Answer.
“I’ve known you since the very beginning. I Know every heartache. I Know every burden you’ve carried by no fault of your own. I Know how hard it is to be Human. There is nothing in you that needs to be forgiven. You are Sacred to me for making the Journey. I Love You. You are More than Enough to deserve every Blessing.”
This Gift of Eternal Light always shines in my darkness and no darkness has overcome it. Though every 8 Night/AKBAL seems to carry me back to this broken place, now I Know there Will be an Answer. I Know the Answer will come when I kneel in humility at the altar and open my heart to the Creator.
The Wisdom/CIB trecena is guiding us to Know that Forgiveness holds the Keys to the Kingdom of Spirit. To complete our Spiritual Wisdom, we must Personally Know the Experience of Forgiveness. We must Experience how Forgiveness transforms our Perspective. As we discover our own Salvation in Forgiveness, we will Know it as the Love that holds the Power to Transform every Human heart. We can see how our Forgiveness of others will hold the door open for the Love waiting in our Future. Our own Forgiveness shines the unmistakable Light of Love. Others will be Drawn to the Light by their own Divine Nature.
AKBAL shares the Gift of Being Seen by the Creator through the eyes of Unconditional Love, a Divine Love, Higher than Forgiveness. Human can aspire to it, though Forgiveness is as close as Human can reach toward the Perfection of Unconditional Love. Through the eyes of the Creator’s Unconditional Love, we were never seen at fault. Human Forgiveness is Divine because we did see fault in another, and made a Conscious Choice to Forgive.
Forgiving and forgetting is an impossible task for our ego. Through the unconscious eyes of injustice, we can’t let go when we blame someone else for standing in the way of our Harmony and Equity. Beneath the surface we are operating from an illusion that something outside of our control could make it impossible to realize our Dream. Raised to the Light, our darkness can be swept away by the Truth that our Dreams are held in Divine Hands, and that a Dream of Love will always receive its Divine Justice.
The Intention of Justice resides in the zenith position of Light. The Highest Dream of the Creator is an Intention for the Justice of Harmony and Equity. The Creation of Love is the Dream the Creator intended as an Equal Blessing. Love always Promises a Return. When we fail, our Divine Justice is all the Love we need to Forgive Our Self.
The Creator knows our fears are only an illusion. Though, the Creator acknowledges the Truth of the suffering in our Heart. Holding us in the Divinity of Right Relationship, we are never forced to enter the darkness. We were guided to follow our own Truth. The Creator waits with us, until we see the Light.
AKBAL is always a dreamy kind of day when one may drift through unconscious thoughts. I lost a whole day in the AKBAL trecena. This is a day to honor our emotions and allow our Self the private time To Be. and Experience our Feelings. This is a day marked for a Miracle.
The Cherokee Day Sign, the Hearth, is a symbol of the Sacred Fires that burn through the Night. This is the fire tended by the Old Ones, the Elders and Spiritual Masters, who stand watch over us. They fan the embers of our Dreams into a Flame we can always see in the distance, the place where we can go where the Elders Believe for Us.
To all my relations, may we willingly enter the darkness where our broken dreams are stored with all the reasons they couldn’t come true. May we share with the Creator the True Condition of our Heart. May our Faith be Raised to Believing that the Dreams that break our heart are the very Dreams the Creator intends to fulfill as our own Miracle. May we Humble our Self to Receive the Blessing that the Creator Chooses for us. The Elders always say, “There are many ways to accomplish the same thing.” There are an unlimited number of ways for Love, Harmony, and Equity to be manifested in our life. May our Faith be Raised to Believing that the Creator’s Miracle is beyond our own Human understanding. May we Believe that Love is Never Lost, but stored up as a Treasure accessible by ALL when we Unlock the Door with our Forgiveness. May the Light we see in the Distance be the “green flash” of our own Divinity, proven by our own Dream to Create Love. May we Receive an Illumination of Pure Spirit to Know the Creator’s Gift of Unconditional Love.
Imagine how life will be when we Know in advance that every time our heart is broken, a Divine Creator would see the Love we need and always answer. Imagine how willingly we’d enter the Unknown to Discover this Light. May we Give Thanks for the Miracle the Creator promised to us as the Sacred Exchange for an Intention of Faith to Leap beyond the limits of our Human Nature.
In lak’ech, I am another you
Debra, Jaguar Woman, 9 Eagle/MEN
THE JAGUAR’S MAGIC OF GRATITUDE: I’m grateful for the Voice of a Divine Creator that always speaks to me of Love and whose Highest Intention is to manifest my own Highest Dreams of Love.
THE TRECENA OF WISDOM/CIB
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8 Night/AKBAL (Cherokee, HEARTH/O’YA)
Galactic Tone 8: Justice. Harmony and balance are the intent of Eight. Eights carefully weigh all evidence to reach a balance of justice. Eight is the power of organization demonstrated in the statement, “As above, so below”. From simplicity to infinity, the energy of Eight organizes all levels of creation. Some Eights are “Neat Freaks”.
Night/Akbal: Bringers of the Dawn. Dreamers who bring the new sun to clarify and illuminate the road of life. Thus the insecurities and doubts born of darkness of the sub-conscious mind are dispelled. These persons travel the Void. a place where nothing yet exists but all potential dwells, the womb of creation. From this void, Night persons bring forth new solutions and artistic inspiration. Night’s voyages of dreams build confidence and happiness with a sense of well being. If night does not bravely journey into the void they may find themselves wandering the darkness of self doubt and insecurity.
Cherokee, Hearth/O’YA: Hearth’s symbol is the fire pit in the Center, velvet black as the night. The triangle in Orion. The M42 nebula (home of the Central race from the WingMakers) in the center of the triangle of Orion is the fire in the Hearth, also matching the Mayan. The Hearth is the Torchbearer who holds the light and warmth throughout the night. Belief is so strong that the surrounding elements become entrained to their rhythm and all resistance falls away. With respect and honor of intuition combined with knowledge this energy creates the magic of the center in this dimension. AKBAL-Night-Totem-OWL: Guardian of the Night Sun. Energies for the opening of mystic secrets, seeing through the masks of deception, trickery. High ability of discernment. Portals open to other worlds and dimensions for your learning and spiritual growth. Magical abilities are possible.
[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: OCTOBER IS HERE
The reality of the journey has set in with the arrival of October. The jaguar has already begun my journey into the unknown. I’ve already imagined myself before the stairs of El Castillo pyramid making my offering of Sacred Ceremony and the prayers I will share for all of us.
I hadn’t thought much about the possibility of seeing or hearing a Quetzal bird or a Yucatan Spider Monkey. The timing close to November should offer a slight drop from the highest temperatures, and a little more potential for rain.
I’ve already followed a jaguar’s path to Ek’ Balam, imaging a place that might present itself to leave an offering for Ian Lungold. I’ve imagined the connection that could be made there.
I’ve climbed a few steps, resting near the bottom to see how I am capable to accomplish the task if I take it a few steps at a time.
I’ve already looked back from the future, from a dream I once thought could never come true for me.
I can see that a Miracle still lies beyond the Dream. I still can’t imagine what it could be. My Intention is to honor every moment and surprise in the experience as a path that was laid before me as the Divine Justice for a Deeply Held Dream of Consciousness. You have been a part of making my dream come true. much love, in lak’ech, Debra https://www.gofundme.com/life-dream-a-pilgrimage-of-spirit
MAYAN LANGUAGE FOR BEGINNERS:
How are you? – Bix a beel? (pron. Beesh-uh-bell)
I’m very good. – Ma’alobi (pron. Mah ah-low-bee)
And you? – Kux teech? (pron. Koosh tehch)
Thank you. – Ni’bo’olal. (pron. Nee boo ooh lahl)