12 Deer / MANIK – Inheritance of Wisdom: Day 12 of 13


12 Deer / MANIK

Greetings Kin,

Tone 12 holds the Intention of Understanding, the day that Truth is taken to Heart. Number 12 is a symbol of humanity, the 12 Below guided by the Divine 13 Above.

Tone 12 draws together all our disassociated pieces and parts of Truth into a new and Meaningful Whole.

Deer/MANIK is the Mayan priest. The glyph illustrates the Hand, another name for MANIK, grasping a thread of Ether that completes a circuit of Divine Power. MANIK holds communion with the Creator. The “eye” on the Hand, symbolizes the Deer’s Power of Vigilant Consciousness.

Deer/MANIK led the 3rd trecena of the Tzolk’in round. In the first two trecenas (IMIX and IX), we Awakened as a New Seed to discover our own Consciousness of Being. MANIK followed the Wisdom of that Ascension with the inspiration of our Meaning and Purpose To Be. On 12 MANIK, 9 frequencies higher, our journey completes an Understanding of the Reason Why. Patience has led us to Wisdom when Truth moves from the Head to the Heart. We Manifest the CHICCHAN Senses to Know it and CIMI was the Sign of the Major Change.

In the 11th uinal of Resolution, we are given a Clear Understanding of what we are Called To Do and Why NOW is the Divine Time to Know it. As the Mayan priest our Mission is to serve as the Hand of God to Empower the Creation of Light on Earth. The Mission requires our Vigilant Consciousness. To carry it out requires a dedication to the purpose.

MANIK is the giver of all our Spiritual Tools with the Spiritual Tool of Provision for every Human limitation. Holding a Divine Communion of Consciousness with the Creator, MANIK shares the Power to push away negative thoughts and influences. MANIK is Gifted with the Truth that Human failure is inevitable, and Covered by Grace, the Answer is always found on our Knees Before an Altar. MANIK reminds us WHY we are Gifted for a very Divine Purpose.

MANIK symbolizes the Intention of Highest Integrity. MANIK serves as a demonstration… not as a “perfect example,” but as the one who remembers to carry out the special observances and ceremonies on behalf of the whole. MANIK simply walks the walk and makes the conscious journeys of Spirit toward the Light of the Creator’s Love. MANIK brings the Offerings on behalf of the Whole.

In Unity with the Creator, MANIK holds the Power of Harmonic Convergence… a phenomenon where a discordant tones attempt to find their harmony.

The Mayan priest holds the Medicine Bundle of sacred implements from altars passed down by every generation before. These hold the Power and Vibration of Divine Wisdom – a Human bundle of Pure Love.

Deer/MANIK resides in the West, the place of the Unknown and the “hard road of life.” The Element of Water holds the Ether of our Spirit and is used by the priest for Blessings, Baptisms, and Purification.

MANIK is a symbol of one with a Mission to be of Divine Service. The Element of Water is a symbol of our Emotions and the Language of the Heart. We are called to Lead our Self to an altar on behalf of the Whole. That’s it. Everything else is a Miracle. When we kneel someone else will remember and kneel. When we forgive, someone else will remember and forgive. When we fail and fall before an altar, others will admit their failure too.

It’s Human Nature as well as our Divine Nature. The Highest Integrity of the Deer is the Truth of its own Humanity. It’s our Human Nature to immortalize a leader. We are meant to Lead our Self. We are GIFTED to Lead our Self. That is the Highest Wisdom we can know about our own Spiritual Nature. ALL the WISDOM lies EQUALLY accessible to EACH ONE of us through a Divine Communion of Consciousness.

Something IS happening to us as a very major cycle of Transformation. This round I’ve seen everyday things in such an entirely new way. It’s almost as if this stuff has been staring right in my face. Numbers as Universal Language – and symbols – suddenly mean something personal. So is MUSIC a Universal Language that speaks to our Heart. The Whole of the Universe is a Song perpetually moving into the Balance of Harmony.

I believe in a universal language in everything. No matter what you might Love to Create, I wonder if the symbols aren’t spoken in the explanation of how it’s put together. Like a carpenter might explain how two pieces cut at a 45 degree angle and equal and opposite sides put together, then turned into a frame… if the words could express a Spiritual Truth in a symbolic way. Or, maybe the science of a recipe could do the same. Everything is in Balance in the Universe from the macro to the micro. Through Consciousness we are connected to a dynamic Beauty.

As far as we have yet to Know, we are the only one out here suspended on a Most Beautiful Planet in the Universe. We have evidence of eras of humanity, so far in the past they are still an Unknown Mystery. We live in a very Divine Universe beyond our comprehension of Time. We are Divine to be Part of everything that has come before. We are the next generation. We were destined to accomplish something more. All that has gone before was left as the Light for us to Dream of and carry to a new horizon.

Today I woke up grateful to be with YOU. From the outside, I pass for a hermit who isn’t known past the grocery store or food counter, except for a couple of face-to-face business meetings each month. I know that You are preparing me for a life in Balance. I needed Time to Know who I would choose To Be. I love my Time and the Days I’ve spent with you.

I fell asleep early and woke up before midnight, like it was already the next morning. Before I knew the time, I made coffee and fed the cat and sat down to do what I do every morning. I make sure the post was published and I read it like I never saw it before, right along with you. On the back end, where I get notice of comments, there’s a map that shows the location of visitors. This morning I saw that I was reading along with the first visitor from Denmark. I took again to heart the Miracle that so far away, we can share thoughts and hope at the same time. It will always be a Miracle that we exist together heart-to-heart and mind-to-mind as pure spirit. Without you, I would have never made it through the first 260 day round of journals. We are gathered from all over the place. You are my proof of Divine Light that shines around the world wherever YOU are.

I remember how long I thought I was reaching so hard and getting nowhere. Now my Truth is that we were ALL GETTING SOMEWHERE. We are only Ascending to a Higher Consciousness at an acceleration that we are able to See and Know the Truth of it.

Our Mission is a Vigilant Observation of every Day as a Sacred Event. Nothing was left to chance by a Divine Creator. The evidence is right in front of our faces. What is the Miracle right in front of your eyes? The Signs are there to See and Acknowledge, and today, we have the Vigilant Consciousness to see the Light that Always shines in the Darkness.

When we take Truth to Heart, darkness can’t overcome what we will always Know and Remember. The Wisdom of the Truth is a Light that once Seen can’t be Unseen. For all the Love we give, the Creator stores up the Offering as an Eternal Light. Through a field of Divine Thoughts, our Love flows with the Pure Vibration of Unconditional Love.

This is a day to see clearly the path that we are on. If you look to the archeological treasures of your past, when did you first pray for Divine Will? The prayer was answered the first time you asked. Each day is the Sacred Event that led you to the Choice and is still leading to the Destiny of Divine Will.

Some movies, you see them once and even if they are good, you still wouldn’t watch them again. Our life story is SO GOOD that if we saw it all go by in a few hours, we’d want to go back again and again to see what we missed that was happening all along. A Divine Creator gave us ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD to see the BIGGEST MIRACLE of the Universe.

To all my relations, may we comprehend the Truth of our Meaning and Purpose. May we see how worthy it is to Forgive the Whole. May we remember how hard the climb and how long the journey can be. May we Receive the Spiritual Wisdom as a Blessing and Purification, believing in the imperishable Spark in every Human that leads the journey to find Happiness and Love. May we know that offering our Self in Humility to Divine Will is our Greatest Choice of Strength, and the Reach that grasps the Power Above. May we hold the Medicine Bundle and guard the Truth on behalf of the Whole – the Truth of a Divine Light, that once Comprehended, can no longer be overcome by darkness.

May we Know the TRUTH of how much we Love each other.

In lak’ech, I am another you

Debra, Jaguar Woman, 9 Eagle/MEN

On my recent doctor’s visit they checked my oxygen level with the finger clip. She thought I should have a higher reading and told me to take a few deep breaths. The monitor jumped by 3 points within the next two heartbeats. Sacred Breath is a Spiritual Tool of Divine Discernment. We offer Life to the Divine Thoughts we choose from thin Air (as well as other thoughts). Air is the Element that connects the Whole and our fundamental resource of Life and Consciousness.

Acknowledge the Sacred Breath, and Breathe and Be Breathed by Spirit. The Elders taught us to draw the Sacred Breath of Light to the places that needed comfort. As a Sacred Breath of Discernment we can Draw the Breath of Divine Wisdom. In the place between breathes, we can crystallize the Body of the Light of our Creation. On the Out-breath, we can offer our Humble Gratitude in the Answered Prayer of “Thy Will Be Done.”

May we be grateful for a Promise of Higher Wisdom that we will Remember, as the Reason of our Time and Place.


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12 Deer (Hand)/MANIK, (Cherokee Deer Ahwu’sdi)

Galactic Tone 12: Twelve is a gift of great capacity of retrospection. It is this ability that allows Twelve to connect disassociated parts into a (new) functioning whole. The energy of Twelve is that which presents a new piece of understood information or accumulated experience to be applied.

Deer/MANIK (Hand): Deer are spirit tools. Silence itself is a spiritual experience for Deer. For Deer life is a pilgrimage. Deer are dominant persons who defend the people and will make sacrifices for others. The spirit of Deer upholds the pillars of the four directions. With the power inherent in the number four, Deer pushes away bad influences or negative energies. Skill and quality of work are very important to Deer. They are presented with tools for every task in life and it is with these that they are able to rise above limitations. Deer has a habit of keeping every tool it has ever used. This leads to clutter and indecision, loss and procrastination. When confronted with promises not kept, Deer becomes stubborn, manipulative and evasive.

Cherokee, Deer/Ahwu’sdi: Symbolized by Constellation Galagina, the Stag, known as Taurus, the Bull. It does not include the Pleiades and Hyades clusters which in Cherokee are viewed as separate. To feed, gatherers of food and supplies, they enjoy rituals, ceremonials, feasts, the souls of hospitality, sociability. Freedom versus security issues often inspire leadership and unique solutions.  Combined with artistic and inspiring energies in harmony with lunar cycles, they nourish the clans. Totem-Deer:  A priest or shaman, a powerful person in general, to overwhelm an individual with one’s personal power, divination; inclined to become a teacher, healer, guru, civic leader, or politician.  Ability to create harmonic resonance.

[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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10 thoughts on “12 Deer / MANIK – Inheritance of Wisdom: Day 12 of 13

  1. So heartfelt. I felt like I was right there with you, waking up early and looking at where all the people are looking at your writings, breathing the sacred breath with you. It’s as if we can all be hermits if we choose or if that is our circumstance, yet be connected to a wide community all over the Earth. That is the case for me. It’s been a long time since I’ve communicated here. I had been gone for a couple week meeting in person with an online community where women from 25 countries gathered in our Feminine Power Coaching, Facilitation and Leadership Training with Claire Zammit. So profound to meet these women who I’ve been interacting with on Zoom video conferences, as if I was meeting the Goddess Incarnate. I can imagine how it is for you to feel this energetic, virtual support all over the globe and how it must have been for you when you went to the pyramids last fall and were with some of the people in this community. And I can also imagine how you or I or anyone, if we “can’t be with the ones we love, we love the ones we’re with” , if we can’t physically, either often or ever, be with those who are part of our soul tribe, that the way to feel fulfilled is to honor the physical presence of those we might meet everyday, or in the pets and animals and plant world around us. We are all one, after all, just different manifestations of the One, another you or me. Thanks for your inspiring messages, Debra Jaguar Woman.

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    • Thank you mayalarose – There is always Love somewhere we can take on a journey. We are blessed with the technology that helps us see all the Light we shine around the world. We are never alone. I”m so happy for your opportunity to know these connections on the material plane… a Sign and Symbol that we are all being reconnected – As Above, So Below. I’ve learned to love a cat perfectly. Maybe now I’m ready for humans in person. LOL much love, in lak’ech, Debra

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      • Cats especially! 🐱 🐈 I can’t believe how long I went as an adult without cats as companions. We’ve had our two for 5 years now and my husband and I totally adore them. Maybe we’ve all been worshippers of the Goddess Sekhmet in a previous life!

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      • I think I’m loving myself vicariously through my cat. She was a cast off from several homes when I rescued her from the shelter. She’s never known her own time and place. She appreciates it all so much… like these are her golden years she waited 12 years to know. 🙂 I’m SO HAPPY FOR HER DREAM COME TRUE. :))

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      • I remember you sharing the story of how she came to you and what you had to deal with. That is true love to take in a creature who has been so rejected and who you fall in love with and they love you back in all their vulnerability. One of our cats, but a young healthy beautiful adolescent Aegean tomcat on death row and the other a Calico that was rejected by her mother and litter mates. I feel their love everyday.

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