9 Reed / BEN – The Destiny of Our Spirit: Day 9 of 13



9 Reed/BEN

Greetings Kin,

The Peak Tone 9 completes a Transformation through an Intention of Patience. The Number 9 is all about completion. We are given Patience to see the bigger picture. Tone 9 warns that there could be could be suffering to bear for a lack of insight. See the bigger picture, Truth will reach beyond a selfish Meaning and Purpose.

Reed/BEN is the guiding Light for Family and Home. Reed is the “hollow bone,” a channel for a Communion with the Light from Above. The channel is opened through Humility, kneeling before an altar, where the desires of the flesh are burned away. Human intentions give way to Divine ways.

Reed/BEN is a perspective of upholding the Light for the sake of the children. We leave an old life behind when we create a family. The Love of our Children is a Divine Power of Love. We may have struggled to make the wisest choices for our self. We have a Divine Reason to live in the Integrity of our Truth on behalf of a new life that is just beginning. Reed/BEN shares the strength to “walk the talk.”

The glyph illustrates an altar. Above are the channels open to Light from Above. Below an altar are the thatched mats where Human kneels in Humility.

Reed/BEN is the demonstration of “living the Golden Rule.” BEN holds very high expectations. The shadow side of Reed is one that demands others to live up to their own expectations. Though Reed is meant to be an example, the example is not a Way, but a Time and Place. Reed is guided to lead with a garden hose instead of a steel pipe. One bends to offer the blessing of Living Water.

Through the Sacred Right to Choose, we are all offered the Freedom to design our own Way. It doesn’t matter which way we choose as long as we know the destination and a Way of Humility. You can’t teach humility, saying your way is the only way. You teach humility by sharing that we are all trying to find our most divine way. It’s more important to know where we will always find the Divine Communion that shares the Sacred Exchange of Unconditional Love.

Reed/BEN’s Highest way is to demonstrate the place for a Blessing of Love. Tone 9 is a symbol of Divine Authority, 3+3+3, that can be expressed exponentially as 3 x 3. Number 9 holds the Universal Truth of Cause and Effect. When our Light is directed in service of the Whole, we take up a Divine Cause that can manifest a Divine Effect that multiplies our blessing of Light to Abundance.

Reed/BEN Sees and Acknowledges the Light of the whole family. To lead the family, Reed/BEN Sees and Acknowledges the Wisdom of the Whole. From the beginning, Human starts out with the Wisdom of Innocence. Our children are Blessed when they are acknowledged for the Light they share. Our greatest challenge is learning to believe in our Feelings and our Truth. The sooner we know it, the sooner we hold the Power to create Happiness in our future.

Uncle Bear Heart, Marcellus Williams, a shaman of the Muskogee/Creek tradition shared a story of this way in his book, “The Wind is my Mother.” The book tells the stories of being raised from childhood on the shaman’s path.

One of the stories told is the Elder who calls 3 children forward to answer a question.

A family is crossing the river, a Father, Mother and Child. They are caught in the current and the lives of the Mother and Child are in danger. Who should the Father try to save?

The first child says, “The Father should save the child for the generations that can follow.” The second child says, “The Father should save the Mother, his wife. They can have another child.” The third child says, “He should try to save them both, for a chance that they could all live. If they should die, they will still be all together.”

They asked the shaman, which was the right answer. The Elder says, “You’ve all given this some good thought. They are ALL right answers.”

The lesson for Reed/BEN is that we all have something Divine to share. When we haven’t defined answers as “right” or “wrong” we can listen and learn from anyone. I can’t think of a child I’ve known that didn’t love the opportunity to share THEIR ideas about the way things are. Children don’t get the chance when they are told to “be seen, but not heard.” When we are humble, we can acknowledge the Wisdom that every Human can share.

Isn’t that a Happiness we all hope for? That we have something worthy to share? Consider how long we search for our own Light. Finding the Light for another is a very Divine Service of Love.

The Maya observe Reed/BEN as a day to offer a Blessing to the Home. The tradition extends beyond home to the neighbors in the community. BEN is a day of community service, to check in “like family” to lend a helping hand. (It’s a good example for the children of the Golden Rule.) It’s an Intention that reminds us of the Blessing of Belonging. BEN extends the “family” for others who may not have been equally blessed with the nurturing home we dreamed of. Family is important enough that if we don’t have one, we can Create a Chosen family.

Family links the Circle of Life. Family was meant to be the Home where we can “be our self” and always be loved for who we are. When we belong to a Circle of Love, we are given a place to create Love that will be remembered in the future. We create the ties that bind a Circle of Love.

Reed/BEN resides in the East, the direction of the Sunrise and the Element of Fire. The Family represents our New Season of experience and the New Life ahead. At maturity, Human is prepared to Create the Miracle of Life through Reproduction. The New Life that lies ahead is Divinely given an Intention to live for someone else. Our Love for new generation will ignite the Passion in our Heart. The children can teach us Compassionate Love. In the Balance, Above and Below, the Love we chose for our Self is the Love we will choose for the ones who will carry on – the ones who will Remember us.

We are raised to Compassionate Love by the Feelings of our children that are a shared experience. We remember the darkness of our childhood. A Divine parent Dreams of a better life for the next generation.

Today we can See and Acknowledge parents and guardians that lived for us and offered us the service of Compassionate Love. If we are alive, there was someone. Forgiveness is always the Key to see the Truth. Our lives may look perfect from the outside looking in, though I’d be surprised if there is a “perfect family.” I believe every parent wants to create a happy family. Those who are still suffering may be doing the best they can to just keep us alive. Reed/BEN is an Inherent way. When we can’t, it’s because we are lost in an illusion that we have no power to do it. It takes Time and Maturity to see that WE were not the reason. It had nothing to do with something “inherently wrong” with us. We can even Forgive the “loss of family” when we kneel as a child before a Divine Mother and Divine Father who have always been there to guide our Spirit.

To all my relations, as we claim the Power of our own Light, may we turn our consciousness away from the self-focus of our Ego. May we Feel the Truth of so many who have lived so long and walked so far without a Human family to see their light. May we Feel the Longing of every broken heart that’s waiting for another Human, somewhere, to See and Acknowledge their Light.

As we kneel in Humility to the Supreme Creator of Love, may we pray for the Tolerance and Understanding of Compassionate Love. May we Know the Meaning and Purpose of the Light we found in our self, was to illuminate the Light for another. All the Power of Love is wasted when we shine for our Self. The Love that passes through a “hollow bone” will shine for the Whole.

May we See and Acknowledge that every Human heart holds a special Light to share. May we acknowledge the Light in a new generation. May we have the humility to ask. “What do you think is the wise choice? May we live by the Truth that we aren’t the Only Light or the Only Way. May we be changed by a Whole Truth. Every heart reaches for Love and every Heart was given its own Divine way.

May we kneel at an altar before a Divine Creator and ask that we might be “the family we never had” for someone else, so ALL can find a Loving place to belong and be remembered.

in lak’ech, i am another you

Debra, Jaguar Woman, 9 Eagle / MEN


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9 Reed/BEN (Cherokee, Reed/I’HYA)

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.

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 o their relations. Reeds are blessed with great skill at negotiations and consoling which are very often put to the test. Although Reeds need a lot of appreciation, may have marriage or business problems because of inflexible vies and high expectations, which erode affinity. The lesson for Reed is to be like a garden hose, not a steel pipe. Bless or repair your house.

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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