MAYAN CALENDAR DAYKEEPER’S JOURNAL
Tone 4 is a force of Stability for Spiritual Growth. The Creator symbolized Stability as the cube, a stable form. A cube can hold its position with 6 equal sides. The stability of a cube is increased exponentially by equally expanding dimensions.
Plato wrote about the dimensions of form and conceived the “platonic solid forms.” He associated each of the 4 primary forms with the classical elements of Earth, Air, Water, and Fire. Earth was associated with the cube, with 4 equal dimensions around, equal to its Above and Below. Earth’s Place balance is maintained by 6 planes of equal proportion.
All things being equal, we can believe in the stability of the form we create when 3 below are connected to the 3 above. Reed/BEN is the altar where we share the Divine Thoughts of the Creator.
Reed/BEN is the Guiding light of Family and Home. To Ground the Divinity Below, BEN guides us to an altar. The glyph illustrates an altar with two channels of Light Above, and Below, the prayer mats where Human kneels in Humility. There is a place for Two Divine Beings to be Bound into the One Trinity of Consciousness.
At an altar together, Human is Sacred for making the Choice of Divine Will. Our Spirit Knows the Divine Will of the Creator. Reed/BEN leads us to the direction of the East, where every journey ends up the Light.
Reed/BEN’s High Aspirations are bound to a Divine Purpose. BEN presents a Reason to stand on for our Best Personal Effort. When Human raises a family we have a Reason to be Divine. We’ve likely got away with lower aspirations. Now an innocent child will SEE US. We Know words are only words. It’s WHAT WE ARE DOING… that children will follow.
Reed/BEN brings to Light the Divine Things we are willing to do for those we love like Family. Reed/BEN is said to be a Day to Bless your Home. In the villages of Guatemala, it’s still tradition to check in on your neighbors to lend a helping hand. Imagine how much closer we would all be, if we just checked in on each other once every 20 days on Reed/BEN. That’s the kind of demonstration we were meant to be.
Our demonstration isn’t about perfection. Human perfection isn’t the Truth. Demonstrating the Truth, we let children see us fail. When we fail the important demonstration is what we do next. In Humility we will have the Strength of Spirit to admit we fail. And, other will see where we go when we’ve failed.
The Tzolk’in leads us back and forth between the world and an altar. One helps us know the other. One may be on their journey of Darkness, while another is in the Light. It’s not where we are that defines the journey, but the direction straight forward that is back and forth.
When children come to us for an answer or need a correction, instead of telling them everything that was wrong, we could ask, “If the circumstances could start over again, is there another way that would have made you Happy? Children are smart enough to know when they’re wrong. (A Human trick. We both pretend we don’t know to do what we want to do.) We might try it on adults too.
We can stand in Truth of the Divinity Below, holding the Highest Aspirations for Human’s capabilities to figure things out for themselves. Sometimes we will fail when we reach the limit of Love we can see. That’s when we go to an altar to Remember and share our own limitation with the family we Love.
Creating Divine Will is the most Beautiful Fruit for a Harvest. Divine Will will produce the most fragrant and colorful blooms. I learned to let the blooms be from an orange tree. I picked orange blossoms and there was a barren harvest that season. I didn’t know the fruit came from the flowers. What I’d claimed to myself wilted quickly. The blooms would have lasted until the oranges appeared, if I’d left them on the tree.
We can leave one another’s Divine Ideas in tact on their tree. Whatever is blooming will be the fruit of their Divine Harvest. May we let ALL the Creations Be.
Reed/BEN lies in the East, the Place of Fire, Light, Love, New Beginnings, and Divine Inspiration. At an altar an in-pouring of Divine Light will burn the Ego away to create the “hollow bone.” Free of worldly attachments and validation, we will naturally rise through a channel of Light.
When we come Offering a worldly sacrifice for an Intention of Divine Will, we will be Humbled by the Light that Shines for us. Reed/BEN conveys the desire to do the Divine Thing. Reed/BEN can ground our walk through the Fire of Family Love.
To all my relations, may we imagine everything that Family COULD be. May we turn all the families we’ve know over to Divine Will. May we KNOW the Creator’s Love is one-on-one for each of us. The Signs and Symbols we leave as a path to an altar will be there to follow. It SHALL BE a path of Light that only makes sense to choose.
May we Bless our Home with gratitude for all the Divine Love that surrounds us there. May we know our Home in the Light is wherever we are. May we give thanks for all the limited ways we can hand over. If we ask for Divine Will, we’ll remember when we can’t see the Light.
in lak’ech, I am another you
Debra, Jaguar Woman/9 Eagle/MEN
A MONKEY/DOG PRACTICE JOURNEY: Make a trip back to the grocery store in your imagination. Try to retrace your steps. What were you looking for? There’s something strange back at your last everyday experience. It may be at checkout, or you may have to remember all the aisles. It will be the last place you look. 🙂
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4 Reed/BEN (Cherokee, Reed I’hya)
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.
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 of their relations. Reeds are blessed with great skill at negotiations and consoling which are very often put to the test. Although Reeds need a log of appreciation, many have a marriage or business problems because of inflexible views and high expectations, which erode affinity. The lesson of Reed is to be like a garden hose, not a steel pipe.
Cherokee 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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