4 Serpent / CHICCHAN – A New Mission of Spirit: Day 4 of 13


Minisa Crumbo Halsey

Minisa is my Higher Source of human discernment in the traditional Medicine Wheel path. Minisa’s heritage is Citizen Band Potawatomi of the Shawnee, OK agency and Muscogee Creek of the Okmulgee, OK agency. Minisa carried me through the Wind to my first Mayan teaching in San Diego. She has guided the Wisdom of the Medicine Wheel that’s led me since 2002. Thank you Minisa for a Gift of Consciousness that we Breathe and are Breathed by Divine Spirit!

Minisa shares her Breath of Spirit in her book Spirit Talk: a count of days that was the encouragement to write a journal. Minisa is an Artist, Teacher, Author, and Video Journalist, that connects me to the Medicine Circle in Oklahoma, where this Sunday will be a gathering to honor this Sacred Time in the Longhouse by traditions passed down through “Uncle Bear Heart,” the uncle that directed her traditional shaman path. Minisa’s Website


4 Serpent/CHICCHAN

Greetings Kin,

Tone 4 brings the intention of Stability. Representing the cube, the most stable of all forms, and the 4 directions. 4 establishes an orientation, direction and parameters of movement, like the rules of a game.

Serpent/CHICCHAN is the catalyst, the Spark that Lights the Fuse to Life Force itself. This is a day of “Lightning in the Blood.” Serpent seats the Spark within the Seed of our New Spiritual DNA.

“Lightning in the Blood” relates to our sixth senses, our Spiritual Gifts of Knowing. CHICCHAN holds the Force of Life, Animation, and Movement and Awakens the Spiritual Force within. The Ether of Spirit resides in the Element of Water and our Blood. CHICCHAN’s gift of Knowing creates sensations in the body as a means of Discernment.

The Spiritual Gifts were made an Equal Gift to every Human Being. They can be hard to recognize as an integral part of our Every Day Experience. We mistake the Voice of Spirit as our own Divine thoughts. We feel the Lightning in our Blood – the electrical charges that solicit a physical response. If beauty and love have moved you to tears, if you’ve ever had a gut feeling that turned out to be true, and if you’ve ever blushed, had goosebumps, or felt tingling of hair standing on end, you’ve already experienced the Force of CHICCHAN (Chi ‘Khan). The only thing that separates us from the Power of CHICCHAN, is the unconsciousness that never Sees or Acknowledges the Gift in the Truth of what it is. Once we realize we Know it, our own Imagination will carry it to a Higher Ascension of Consciousness.

Everything wants to be Seen and Acknowledged. CHICCHAN intends to be Seen and Acknowledged, so it Lights the Fuse of its Power to Create an Experience than Human Can Know within every fiber of Being. The Creator Knows what Human needs to seat the Wisdom of our Experience, and exactly when we need to Experience our Gifts. CHICCHAN is the Time that is given to this Sacred Purpose.

4 Serpent/CHICCHAN is one of 4 Global Burner Days, one for each Season of the Tzolk’in. (Each Kin also has their own 4 Personal Burner Days:  Your Mayan Birthday/Destiny Kin, and every 65 days thereafter, landing on the Tone number of your own Destiny Kin.) Global Burners are observed as a Day for Sacred Fire Ceremony that is carried out by the Mayan Priest on behalf of the Whole. The purpose is to burn off an excess of residual energies – a discharge of excess excitation of our matter. The days leading up to the Global Burner our Senses can feel overloaded. The Sacred Gathering for Community Fire Ceremony stabilizes and releases excess energy to bring us back into our Wholeness in Right Relationship.

Have you felt like the aftermath of a super dose of Adrenalin? Not quite able to settle down? Ian Xel Lungold’s calling to Sacred Ceremony on 12 Sun/AHAU was as good as any practical joke. Only now do I remember what the Elders have done and said, and that I have passed on more than once – that the Peak Tones 6, 7, 8, and 9 are the Times of the trecena to carry out any important business. The Elders say that the energy that follows, Tones 10-13, are higher vibrations that become a little out of control for Sacred Ceremony. So, thanks Ian – but, what else could we do. You must have had faith in us or in your own Divine Support that we could make it through to 4 Serpent/CHICCHAN.

A walk down to the market on my first day in Cancun – going from 60 degrees and raining to 90 degrees (and some raining) was a CHICCHAN surprise. (I KNOW a Chicchan that could have warned me.) 🙂  After sitting in one position for 11 hours getting there, and ankles swollen from walking 3 blocks – I had to choose what my heart told me to do, and save myself for Ek’ Balam. I wanted to see Chichen Itza. Based on the experience of Ek’ Balam that I’ll tell you later, if I’d gone to Chichen Itza, there would be nothing in my batteries for Ek’ Balam.

Writing the days ahead, was a gift of seeing my own Intuition. Jaguar took me on an advance journey into the future by writing the posts that would publish while I was gone. I never could SEE what happened on 10 Flint/ETZNAB… “what was going to happen at Chichen Itza for me to take note of?” I never could get the picture, because I wasn’t going to go. LOL I manifested the pyramid on the Flint Glyph. 🙂 The notes in between the daily Journals, were published notes from my iphone while I was in Cancun. I read the posts along with you each morning, and saw how the creation was unfolding. There were signs and wonders in all of it. Such tiny details of the experience were living analogies of an experience of Spirit.

Minisa, Me, 2009 in San Diego, the calendar teaching

Minisa taught us in the Medicine Circle to “walk the new year.” She guided us to turn it into a quilt with spokes of the wheel in the center, each representing a month of the year. Each piece would be created using a color that came to mind, or a totem, symbol, or inspiration from nature. I haven’t completed the exercise in whole. But this was a ceremony suggested for the Winter Season, before the New Year. I haven’t repeated the exercise since 2002. It must be coming up for a reason.

How would we ever discover our Gifts of Clairvoyance if we never LOOKED into the future? Our Consciousness is our MOST DIVINE GIFT. We’re just learning how to APPLY it, to direct the Power of our Imagination to our Own Dream. I haven’t Proven the theory I hold, that God made our Spiritual Transformation SIMPLE, but there is a mounting body of evidence that this is MY TRUTH. Could it really be as easy as just exercising our gifts?

I would encourage you to try the Gifts that you are Drawn to, the Biggest Spiritual Gift you wish that you had at your disposal. Try it. I LOVED the gift of writing all those journals in advance. I did it for all of you, so it qualified as an Intention for the Whole. And, I did it for ME because I’ve got a personal record to keep going. (The Synchronicity with another Divine Intention will be explained in my book… The day I left Cancun to come home, marked the consecutive publishing of 1111 Daily Journals.) The gift was finding out later that my intuition was working. I would never have noticed if I hadn’t been focusing my attention.

This round, the Chicchan trecena led me into making dragon eyes in all colors and sizes. I  didn’t want to do anything else every night. The purpose was to offer them for sale, which I hope to do soon, and I am also happy to create one to your specification, if one calls you. Now seems like there was a higher purpose.  (Multiple layers of color, enamel paint etched on the back of a glass cabochon. This is 50mm size, the largest, smaller ones are just as energetic. They are catalyst for shifting focus to claim intentional thoughts.)

Use your Consciousness to explore your experience High and Deep. Write down details – little things that caught your attention, like Ian suggests… like the colors of a butterflies wings, or veins in a leaf. They caught your attention for a reason. They were queues of communication from Spirit – trying to tell you something if you look at what you’re looking at in a deeper way. Note the SMALLEST details that rise in your thoughts of remembering. Make a list first of as many as you can as a treasure to go back to. They WILL start speaking to you, as you’re making the list. Before I left, I’d calculated the posts to 1108 up to October 31, 2018 – the Divine Number 10 of Manifestation (1+1+0+8). The Dream of Ek’ Balam was manifesting on a journal marked by 10. It was drawn to my awareness to calculate the number as it was the reason WHY I was writing all these future posts… to keep the number growing. As I was making my detail lists it Finally Dawned that I was returning on Tone 1, flying on Wind/IK with the Sum of 1111 journals. Holding the Consciousness to pay attention to the smallest details, we Discover the Divine Signs in our own Life that we can Believe in. Then, they’re Multiplied to Abundance as we can’t wait to look for more.

I want to know more about how this calendar came together.

4 Serpent/CHICCHAN holds the Intention and Purpose to stabilize our “Electricity of Being.” “Lightning in the Blood” is the Maya’s way of expressing the Gift of our Sixth Sense. They experienced it in a dynamic way – not just a mental idea of imagining the future, but intuition and knowing that is felt through the heart. CHICCHAN is the catalyst that Unites the Body and Soul. We can’t force it, it’s a charge of lightning that touches our heart and rushes through the body. We don’t have to figure out “how to do it.” We only need to know what to look for. All these exercises of taking notes mark experiences for our Spirit to speak to us about. Spirit will decide which details will lead you to the next Truth you need to see. We Learned from the MULUC trecena – we are Atoned through an Offering. Our offering is the ignorance of our own Power, and the Question about the Dream that lies in our heart.

I sign “in lak’ech” because I’m a very slow learner. 16 years later, I look back at ceremony that was carried out in the Land in Oklahoma and the Longhouse. All the evidence was there that I am only now discovering. I believe this is an Important Time and Place for every one of us. This is ALL Happening NOW for a Very Divine Purpose. My greatest Passion, the Gift of CHICCHAN I share with you, is that if I can have these experiences I KNOW YOU WILL TOO. It’s in the plans. If we’re Conscious to Pursue it by Intention, we’ll Multiply to Abundance the Gift to the Whole, and our Sacred Exchange will be the Joy of our own Creations we knew to Create in our own lifetime here with Mother Earth.

MY TRUTH – God intended it to be Simple to Become what we were Intended to Be. It may not always be easy because we’re Human. Though, I believe we were Intended to Know the Miracle that is happening to us by a Divine Intervention. Now is the right Time, because now we Know what a Sacred Gift our Power of Creation really is. We Know it well enough to Intend to use it for its Highest Purpose. THIS IS THE NEW SEED OF OUR SELF, the New “I Am” that will be the Spiritual Identity of Higher Ground for the next Higher Round of the Tzolk’in. Imagine how far we could climb starting from here in a new Sacred Cycle of Human’s Transformation of Consciousness?

This is SUCH an important climb that will Manifest our own Consciousness of the Power we hold in our Spirit. And, we will Ascend on 13 Jaguar, Knowing we are Changed.

CHICCHAN holds the Element of Fire. On the Medicine path, sacred objects are kept wrapped in red cloth, and never put on display as a decoration, other than to be left placed on the altar. Sacred objects such as Eagle feathers, or the Sacred Pipe hold the Sacredness of their tradition when they are consecrated into a Divine Practice. (Eagle feathers, always protected outside the altar.) Other than these kinds of traditionally Sacred Objects, an object is Sacred because You Say it is So. You claim it to represent a Sacred Intention. A Meaning and Purpose you define, makes it Sacred to You. Sacred Objects are a Gift to your Self to Empower Remembering.

You can observe the Sacred Fire Ceremony indoors if you are unable to build a fire outdoors. You need 20 wooden matches for the way I was taught on the Medicine Wheel path, and an abalone shell or other container that safely serves the purpose. The Sacred Fire Ceremony built with matches is shared on the Sacred Fire Ceremony page. You can define your own way with a candle or build a raging Fire in your own Imagination.

The most important responsibilities are to carry it out in the Highest Intention, and to Dedicate the Time to BE THERE from the Beginning of the Fire to its End. Be there when you Light it and Stay there until the Fire extinguishes itself. Let the Jaguar lead you to the East to find the Fire of Akbal, the Light in the Darkness where the Ascended Ones Wait for us to Call.

Traditional Gifts to the Element of Fire are a Gift of Tobacco holding the breath of your prayers from the Left Hand. (The Right hand is the Giver and the Left Hand is the Receiver. The Fire is Honored in the Position as the Giver of Life and Conscioiusness.) Chocolate is another traditional gift, or raw liver. The Element of Fire is the Power of our Life and Spirit and the Magic capable to transmute all the Elements of Earth, elements of our Self, into something new.

CHICCHAN awakens the Sixth Sense we can feel. It’s a day to pay attention to gut feelings and sensations in the body. We can bring them to Life through an Application of Consciousness. The Gifts that seem so subtle become more Powerful as they are Seen and Acknowledged.

To all my relations, may we share our Vigilant Consciousness telepathically with each other, sending CHICCHAN signals through the Air and Fire to remember to pay attention. May we forgive behavior that was likely due to energy overload on all sides. May we give thanks for Consciousness to Choose to Empower our own Spiritual Gifts by paying attention to our own Electrical Signals. May we keep our eyes open to the things that catch our attention, so we can Look more Deeply, either now or later. May we take a Leap to Believing that something WILL capture our attention, and when it does our Imagination will be opened to see a whole new world of possibilities. Things are supposed to be easier when we do them for each other. (Who would have thought… I know it’s True. I’ve had fun cleaning someone else’s house while my home was dirty.) May we be prepared to experience a discharge of energy. CHICCHAN is the most Powerful Catalyst of the Day Signs. We can see if CHICCHAN can settle us down right in the middle of the chaos going on in the world. We Might KNOW – No… we can Intend to KNOW – that no matter what we see spinning on the parameter, EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE BETTER THAN OKAY. May we Give Thanks for it Now – Paying our Faith Forward in the Promise by a Divine Creator, who meant for us to Know it Now, on purpose.

in lak’ech, i am another you

Debra, Jaguar Woman, 9 Eagle/MEN

PS – Another practice you might try is writing a letter to who you are now, from the you who exists somewhere in Time in your future.

JAGUAR’S MAGIC OF GRATITUDE: I’m grateful that every Kin of the Tzolk’in is equal in its beauty. Whenever I’m drawn to forecast a Destiny Kin, it feels like it’s more beautiful than I knew before. Perpetually spiraling to a higher transformation of Consciousness, we are all Better that we were yesterday. So each time we come around again, we have something brand new that is higher than we were before.


Visit the 13-Day Trecena Guide for daily aspects and events of the Wind/IK trecena. THE TRECENA GUIDE IS UPDATED FOR THE WIND/IK TRECENA, MARKING THE MILESTONES OF THIS TRECENA.


4 Serpent/CHICCHAN (Cherokee, Serpent/DO’TSI)

Galactic Tone 4: Stability; the cube is most stable of all forms and establishes volume by definition of height, length, depth and breadth; 4 directions establish orientation. The energy of 4 sets the parameters, which establish the freedoms and barriers needed to create a game, work, or relationship.

Serpent/CHICCHAN: Movement and the creation of time. Sensual and dramatic, this sun sign embodies intense instinctual wisdom and creates a connection from Earth bound, to Heavenly aspirations. By sincere service to others, Serpent opens and expands its heart. Serpent aligns authority and the truth to bring justice that is quick and sure. Serpents are very adaptable, even fluid until trapped in a corner, and then they explode. Serpents, venomous temper poisons itself as well as others by creating resentful, suppressive and even destructive attitudes.

Cherokee, Serpent/DO’TSI: Serpent’s symbol is Constellation Serpens. Serpent people are Sky people who come to earth periodically as Educators. As above-So below, on Earth the Serpent is the roots of the tree of knowledge. Serpent power is vital energy, the moving force, the instinct and desire for creativity, the trigger that sets off the action. It lights the fuse that magnifies and explodes the life force itself. Knowledge, combining science, technology and psychology, plus spirituality are seeded on the planet.

[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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6 thoughts on “4 Serpent / CHICCHAN – A New Mission of Spirit: Day 4 of 13

  1. Hi Debra, I just want to thank You for all You do.
    I realize, by reading your posts on the Wind trecena, that I also have received Bearhearts teachings locally here in Denmark through Jerry Dunston. It is a small world indeed 🙂

    Best wishes from Denmark
    Stephan freyja 5 serpent

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    • Hi Stephan – Thank you for your CHICCHAN! Bearheart was such a wonderful teacher. A similar synchronicity here… I moved 2000 miles before meeting Minisa and receiving Bearheart’s teaching. It was 6 years before I knew my best friend before I moved, had also been taught by him. His book, “The Wind is My Mother” is one of my favorite teachings. I have Malmos ancestors in Denmark. 🙂 It is a connected world. much love, in lak’ech, Debra


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