MAYAN CALENDAR DAYKEEPER’S JOURNAL
Tone 5 is the day of Empowerment. On Tone 5 we take inventory of all our Resources of Spirit. 5 symbolizes the center of the cube, and a central force within that directs the application of Spiritual Tools for a Divine Intention of Spirit. Tone 5 prepares us to make a Leap of Faith to Higher Ground.
Reed/BEN is the Day Sign that is the Guiding Light of Home and Family. Reed/BEN marks the destiny of one who will take up the cause. Those born Reed often become the ones to take care of the sick and elderly. Holding High Ideals and Expectations, Reed intends to bring peace, harmony, and order to all their relations.
Reed/BEN inspires the Love of Family. Reed’s perspective is the Consciousness we take on when we become the head of a family. Human is inclined to Live by our Highest Ideals, when there are others looking up to us.
The Reed/BEN glyph illustrates an altar. Above are channels of Divine Light, and below the prayer mats where Human kneels in Humility. Reed represents the channel through which we hold a Divine Communion with the Creator. To draw down the Light, the channel must be open. The Elders taught that the Reed requires us to be the “hollow bone.” When “flesh is removed from the bone” we are open to receive the Light. Our “flesh” is the Ego. Reed/BEN brings us to our knees to take on the Light of Divine Consciousness.
Reed/BEN opens our eyes to the power of our influence within our circle of Home and Family. Even with the Highest Intentions, we can expect our own failure. We can share the Wisdom that every human fails. More important is remembering where to go when we do fail.
Reed/BEN reminds us that our Heart belongs at Home. We are meant to stand with those in our pack, so every member will know they will always belong. Reed has high expectations. They can unconsciously become inflexible views and expectations that erode the harmony of every relationship.
Reed can bend for the Sake of Love and Free Spirit. Reed can rule with a “garden hose, rather than a steel pipe.” We were given the Wisdom to HONOR the journey that each one makes, according to their own Divine Time and Place.
The journey designed for Human is one step at a time. We have to learn to walk before we can run. When we teach our children to walk, we know the way is to celebrate every effort.
Without Love there is no way to feed the longing that is inherent to our design. Without Love there is a hunger that never knows any satisfaction. Without Love, the Ego will search for more and more and more worldly things to fill the longing, and yet never make any progress. Without Love, we are the walking dead, without conscious thoughts of one another.
Reed/BEN resides in the East, the direction of the Sunrise, a new beginning of Divine Illumination. Whenever we face the East, our journey will always end up in the Light. Through an Intention of Humility, we can turn things around. We learn that Giving is the way to Receive.
Like Ian said, “What we pay attention to, we become conscious of.” If we look for the good in each other, that’s what we’ll see. The only way for Human to hold on to this perspective is kneeling in Humility before a Divine Power of Love.
Reed/BEN raises our thoughts to the most Divine Resource of Love. Our Salvation lies in the path that WE choose for our Self. When children learn that our lives revolve around a Divine Altar, they will remember a place where Love is always waiting. I learned from my cat Shadow how everything changes when you know you are Home where you will Belong forever.
To all my relations, may we offer a Sacred Blessing to our Home. May we Bless one another in ways that express belonging. May we turn to the East and call on the Light, Life, and Love that follows us through the day. May we Remember our gifts are shared equally. Our Wisdom is only as good as our example. May we Believe that a Divine Light will shine through us when we kneel where the Creator’s Fire is ignited in our heart. May we believe in second chances and lost causes to find their own Divine Inspiration. May we Bless one another by believing each one of us WILL KNOW in our own Divine TIme and Place.
in lak’ech, i am another you
Debra, Jaguar Woman, 9 Eagle/MEN
On July 11, 1977 I welcomed the birth of my son and became a Mother. He was a little worse for wear when I first laid eyes on his face. In one moment, there was another human being I would protect with all my life. That was the Creator’s most Divine Plan. Human failures of Primal Instinct are the symptom of lost faith, hope, and love. May we turn to an altar when we need to be seen through the eyes of Eternal Unconditional Love. May we willingly serve all the children of a Divine Family to Pay Back and Pay Forward the Belonging of Love.
THE TRECENA OF OFFERING/MULUC
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5 Reed/BEN (Cherokee, Reed/I’hya)
Galactic Tone 5: Empowerment. At the center of the cube we find Five. Five is an intelligent, organizing force which manages communications and materials, knowledge and application. Fives are natural networkers who gather what is needed. These persons can probe directly to the core of any situation making them excellent investigators.
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 endeaver 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, 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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