MAYAN CALENDAR DAYKEEPER’S JOURNAL
Tone 9 holds the Intention of Patience. Completion is all-important to 9, which comes with a warning that there could be suffering to bear if we fail to look deeper at the big picture. Tone 9 completes our transformation through a broader perspective.
Tone 9 is a very important Spiritual Tool, and one of the Blessings of Consciousness. It seems easier for Human to look deeply into our troubles, while we tend to overlook all the good stuff. It’s life-changing when we find the Balance. There is always something more to see from each inspiration and from each experience of living.
Jaguar/IX is the Day Sign of Spirit who holds the “Earth Magic” of Gratitude. The Jaguar lives independently with Mother Earth as its constant companion. It sees Her as the source of every blessing. Jaguar guards all the altars and sacred sites where Human kneels in Humility and Gratitude. Jaguar is the shape-shifter, the shaman, the Spirit that travels beyond any veil. Jaguar leads us to an altar where Lights shine at the threshold to the realm of Spirit. A way is opened to us through Humility and Gratitude.
Jaguar/IX represents the Divine Feminine and the Power of Discernment, the power to see the Meaning and Purpose of things. Always grateful, IX discerns the Love all around. Positioned in the North, IX is a Day Sign of Spiritual Wisdom. When Human creates a masterpiece, we Acknowledge the Love and Attention that went into it. When Jaguar sees Mother Earth, it sees the Love in The Creation. The North and the Element of the Air are related to our faculties of thought and Consciousness. Jaguar/IX holds the Power to Change our Mind about Love. We’ll see all the Love we ever need just waiting to be Seen.
It’s not always easy to Love One Another when we only see the Human Being in each other. We’re always inclined to disappoint one another. We’re likely to be unconscious of the things one another values the most, or needs the most in an exchange of Love. We think we know what’s best for each other, but we’re better off assuming we never know the burdens any other human may carry. We could assume from the big picture, that we all know we’re not “enough,” at least not as much as we would hope to be. Not one of us can live up to our own Highest Intentions. So, where’s the line that defines “enough” to love and “not enough?” If that was the Intention of Divine Love, no Human would know whether they were “lost” or “found.” The Only Divine Answer for Harmony and Equity is Unconditional Love.
A Choice to believe in our own Divinity, is a Choice to Believe that we are Receiving Unconditional Love at all times from a Consciousness Divine Enough to offer it. When Love holds no conditions, then Love is Love.
The Miracle of Love is that it heals us no matter what we focus it on. The experience of Love itself is a healing thing. Mother Earth was the Creator’s sustaining gift of Beauty, our place to experience the Light and Beauty. We are given something we can always Love, even when we can’t bring our self to love anything else. She’s the Mother of our Family that is always waiting with open arms, a flower in her hand, and a kiss of water to wash our tears away. The Jaguar is said to hear the heartbeat of Mother Earth. Jaguar is known for its heightened senses, the reason why the most common siting of Jaguar are the footprints it left behind. Jaguar hears all the sound of Nature as the Mother’s beating heart, and senses a Consciousness that Knows the condition of our own Heart. Just like a Mother feels the happiness and sorrow with her children.
It doesn’t matter what we Love, as long as we find something to Love and focus on that. That is how Creation goes hand in hand with Love. When we’re creating, all we think about is what we Love. We decide what color or form we might Love to add next. When we create something we Love doing, we imagine the masterpiece it could be – our own special touches that would be identified as our own expression.
We were given something living that we could always Love and could always be there to turn to, to Love. Mother Earth is the inspiration for every masterpiece of Love. Through our Love of Mother Earth, we’ll find a way to Love one another. We’re all her children. She feels all our hearts. When we Love Earth we can Love Human Being for the sole reason that we are a living piece of Her and her Dream is that we would Love each other.
There is always something to Love. When we can’t find a thing to Love about each other, we can still Love. Love is a Power of Divinity and the Power of all the Miracles. Love, Consciousness, and Miracles always go hand in hand. If we looked Deeply Enough with our Eyes Open to Spirit, we’d find that Miracles are an everyday event. When we’re Loving, our Minds are focused in a direction to see them.
In my darkest days, my suffering occupied all of my thoughts. It was a daily waking nightmare. I woke to the suffering thoughts and perpetuated them until they occupied most all my thoughts. I was either focused on trying to push the feelings away, and “act as if” I could be happy anyway. All those thoughts were focused on suffering from one side or another. I said many prayers and felt no answers. I was so wrapped up in the suffering, I don’t think I ever made a dedicated effort to think of what I wanted and ask for the faith to believe it was possible.
Finally, following a Divine order of thoughts, I asked that the waking nightmares stop and they did. I asked that I could find some direction for my life and I did. I asked for a reason to be here and one was given. When there was no one I could Love, I turned my Love to Mother Earth. I let myself be loved by Her. I grew a garden to Love. I fed the birds to Love. Pretty soon I had enough Love that I was no longer desperate to receive it from another Human. Love of anything inspires us and heals us. Failures of others, simply became their failures, and not something lacking in me. I was already happy – I was already Receiving “Enough” Love.
Others want to “be enough” too. I think when we are suffering in our own problems, we must send out the unconscious signal in advance to others that we aren’t expecting them to be enough. Certainly, when we’re focused on our own needs, we don’t show up with an intention of Giving, but waiting to see what we’re going to Receive. I know when someone is happy to see me. I don’t think I was that happy to see when all I was thinking about was my sad state of affairs.
Through Consciousness I found that I also couldn’t fix anyone else’s sad state of affairs. The best we can do is Love them through it and see the burden for what it is. We are all facing the chaos of a very major life change. It’s easy to see what’s “not enough” happening all around us. If we can look deeper, we will Know there is Beauty behind it just waiting to be seen when all the changes still up in the air fall into their perfect places below. The pieces will be drawn into a thing of beauty the stuff of Miracles. We were meant to Know that Love and Gratitude are Miracles of Believing.
When suffering ceased to occupy so many thoughts, I started having more inspiration and curiosity about life. Life is more interesting. People are more interesting than threatening. I’m convinced all our suffering and injustice can be healed by Love.
One of the experiences that I won’t forget was under the trecena of 1 Deer/MANIK – the Mission of the Mayan priest. On an earlier round of the Tzolk’in, I was experiencing it as a duty to save people, however I was called to do. I had established the intention and left for work that morning with it on my mind. Nearing the first corner intersection, a man was waving his arms and yelling at cars in a threatening way. He was an imposing figure. With “saving” on my mind, I thought, “Okay, what am I supposed to do?” I felt I was called to do something. He was crossing the intersection to a “fast food corner” and there was no way from my lane to stop.
Throughout the rest of my drive I wondered what I could have done. And, if this was what was expected of me. It seemed dangerous. Then, I thought that anything I felt Divinely Inspired to do would hold a Provision for me. Nothing bad could happen to me.
I returned a couple of hours later after a meeting, and wondered again about the man waving his arms in the intersection. I saw he was still standing outside in the cold next to Kentucky Fried Chicken. I decided to stop there for lunch to see if that was who it was. When I got there, he’d gone inside to sit at the table closest to the door. It was a cold day. There was no food on his table. He almost looked more imposing close up. I’d looked for some cash before getting out of the car and was ready with a $10.
I asked him, “Was that you I saw in the intersection earlier this morning?” (Seems like a stupid question to ask now.) He didn’t speak but just looked at me. I said, “It didn’t look like you were having a very good day. I thought it might be better if I bought your lunch.” I offered the $10 and he still just looked at me, but accepted it. That was it. I bought my lunch and as I passed by him to leave he looked at me. He didn’t have to say anything. The glance between us said it all. Today, I see a deeper blessing… four hours I wasn’t thinking all about myself.
I don’t think we were all meant to go on a mission to save each other, though I do believe some are Divinely called to that Mission. Something special happens when we follow a calling. Whenever Joseph Rael, “Beautiful Painted Arrow,” was asked about the Power of his Spiritual Vision, and how he came to Know it, he always answered, “I Just Obey.”
Joseph explained through deeper teachings that if Spirit inspired him to place some cornmeal with his prayers on the altar, he obeyed. If he was called to the altar to say a prayer, he obeyed. We create a Divine Relationship the more we See and Acknowledge our own Discernment of Divine Guidance. We can volunteer to be a Savior, but we can’t do it without Knowing a Supreme Creator planned the Beginning to the End. A Savior is never left alone without the Love or Direction of a Divine Authority.
I think we are on a Mission to Love and it doesn’t matter what we Love. Love will Transform us so we Can Love One Another. There’s enough Beauty in Mother Earth and in all the Elements and Living Things of Her for us to always Receive all the Love we need. We only have to turn away from suffering a little bit more each day for the Unconditional Love of Beauty to be “enough” for us.
All this time we thought we weren’t enough, we were claiming Mother Earth is not enough… Beauty of such Majesty she can stop us in our tracks, and all her living things that care for each other and live in harmony by instinct. For all our failings, Human is a part of all the Beauty. We long for Love and suffer without it. That’s evidence enough that we are all Divine. There’s Good in all of us, and all of us are waiting for someone to see us as Good Enough to Love.
We can hold the Jaguar’s Magic through Gratitude. Mother Earth gives us everything to be grateful for. When we look deep enough to count our Blessings, there will be so many to count we’ll forget about our suffering. Mother Earth holds enough Beauty that we could make a whole life mission out of discovering beautiful every day.
Through the Tzolk’in I discovered I could grow by Intention. I could Intend anything I wanted. I remember the “bright idea” to Intend for my waking nightmares to stop. I remember the first morning I woke up and I was happy for no reason – just happy. It was happy that didn’t need anything else. It was like waking up 10 years old on a summer morning when I used to walk to arts and crafts summer recreation at school. It was like living that morning again, walking there in the morning breeze down a shady sidewalk. I didn’t have a worry in the world. It was a Miracle because nothing else had changed, and yet I was happy. Happiness returned memories of Mother Earth.
To all my relations, may we see beyond all the Beauty of Mother Earth to the One that Created her for Divine Children to call Home. Through our Gratitude for Her may we claim her Beauty was designed on purpose to be the First and Last thing we’d Know. Because of the Beauty we would experience here, we would hang on to living for another day. May we be grateful that we were given Beauty we could always Love, Knowing all Love can only multiply itself into Happiness. When we’re happy, we have enough.
May we look deeply enough at Mother Earth so it will be obvious to see her Beauty was Intentional. Our Human Mind capable to Perceive Beauty was Intentional. May we claim that inherent in our own Design was the Provision to Know it was Love that Intended Beauty. and Acknowledge how it was offered equally to every Time and Place.
in lak’ech, i am another you
Debra, Jaguar Woman/9 Eagle/MEN
I’m Grateful for the Wisdom of the Maya and their provision to share a calendar that would lead us to Know we were Loved just as we were created, and given a purpose to Love so Happiness would be our Defining Discernment of Life on Mother Earth.
Our candles burn for Don Alejandro, reflecting the Light he shared with us. May we send the Grandfather Tata, our Love and Light.
Don Alejandro is bed-ridden at 90 and we’re holding watch. A contact email for a donation to help cover his medical care is included in the Update on Don Alejandro’s health shared by his dear friend Joseph.
TRECENA OF TRANSFORMER/CIMI
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9 Jaguar/IX (Cherokee, Panther/SAHO’NI)
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.
Jaguar/IX: Born with a deep love of the Mother Earth, Jaguar or shaman is directly tied to the source of all Earth magic. They possess great power of intellect and strength or character through integrity. Jaguar energy is feminine in nature and is the ruling spirit of jungles, plains, and mountains. The spirit of Jaguar inhabits the Mayan temples and is called on to assist in spiritual as well as in material ways. Jaguar is also the god/goddess of gratefulness.
Cherokee, Panther/SAHO’NI: Panther is symbolized by comets, meteors, shooting stars, fireballs, and magicians. Meteors appearing around the middle of November are Heralds of the Coming of the Light, the Cherokee New Year. Panther is the Shadow of the Sphinx, Herald of the Dawn, guardian of the night when the sun is traveling through the underworld. Panthers have unlimited imaginations, visualizations, and are spellbinding speakers. The Cherokee Totem Jaguar is the guardian of the portals to other dimensions; shamanic abilities will open; multi-dimensional magic; healer, leader, way shower energy when used for spiritual growth. Conducive to pray for grandmothers, mothers, daughters, sisters and wives day. For wisdom at 4 Balances, cunning and protection of Mother Nature. To thank the Earth for sustenance. Ix is the native cunning, enterprising, vigorous, bold and realistic.
[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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