THE TRECENA OF DOG/OC
MAYAN CALENDAR DAYKEEPER’S JOURNAL
Tone 4 is a force of Stability that lays a foundation for Spiritual Growth. Tone 4 builds the Pillars of Faith for the Dream of our Creation. Tone 4 is represented as the Cube, the most stable of all forms. The boundaries and parameters define a body of thought as the “rules of our game.” The Monkey reminds us, “Life is just a game of creation, you know… to see what you can do with it.”
It’s the Inherent thought for a beginning. On Tone 3 we moved, headed out the door to work on our creation. We followed an idea for a reason. The next step is to witness the project at hand. We size it up to see what needs to be done before we begin.
Reed/BEN is the Guiding Light for family and home. The nahaul/essence of BEN’s perspective is symbolized by an altar. Above, 2 channels of Divine Light are shining down upon the altar, and below are thatched mats for 2 who will witness the Light as One. An altar will uphold the Pillars of our Faith as the Holy Ground where we know the Truth of all things.
The Elders we must be the “hollow bone” for the Light of Spirit to flow through the channel. We can’t see a thing when we claim we know it all. Knowing nothing, we are open to know ALL things. When we kneel in Humility, the flesh of our ego is burned away and we are Divinely Open to Hear the Divine Truth.
Even Reed/BEN has a Shadow that can be cast from such High Expectations. Without Vigilant Consciousness, we may demand Our Way. The best guidance is always the Truth. “God will help you find Your Way. A day will come for You to Choose what you believe.” Isn’t that the living truth? I was drawn to the indigenous path for that very reason. “Beautiful Painted Arrow” said, “Don’t try to emulate me. Create your own myths.” The Elders say that the traditional ways are Good and Well-proven Tools, worthy to help us use until we choose our own. Why wouldn’t you choose a Way allowing all to be EQUAL on their own Holy Ground?
There’s a Divine Inspiration and a Challenge reflected in Reed/BEN’s Light. BEN holds the Highest Expectations from Truth known at an altar. BEN’s shadow is Faith that demands “my way.” BEN is the leader that upholds Truth for the children. We have to walk the walk. They won’t care what we say, when that’s not what we actually do. Children will try on their parents shoes to imagine what they will be.
BEN guides us to lead with a garden hose, one that bends and pours out blessings, not with a “steel pipe.” To pour out the blessing is to acknowledge the Light of all our Prayers. Children hold the Light of the Wisdom of Innocence. A guiding Light is the witness and testimony.
Our prayers are the Divine Foundation for all Faith. A Spark burns an eternal Light from an altar within as God’s Provision to meet us wherever we are.
This was the day observed for Offering a Blessing for Home and Family. The families we create become Divine Reasons for Faith that multiplies Love to pay forward. Faith is upheld Truth there’s a Reason to pay back and pay forward. “Family” represents the Highest Stakes as a Blessing that Multiplies.
On Reed/BEN the Maya check in on their neighbors to lend a helping hand. Family extends beyond the front door. God intended every Human to know what it means to be One in a Family. Some haven’t known it yet. God’s promise of Provision is Harmony and Equity. We can CREATE a family of our own. Someone else is waiting like you.
Family serves one another in a different and Divine Way. Family makes a difference with fast work, and intention to back out the door. It only takes a few minutes for someone to know they belong in your thoughts. Family is a door someplace that’s open, even if the house is dirty, because you are family.
We can count on a Master to put dogs together that know how to get along. We get to choose the boundaries of our own territory. God intends family to be one where all the boundaries fit together – we respect each other. Then we don’t draw Light away from the purpose to shine equally all around. Love is a Balance.
Reed/BEN holds the Element of Fire in the Direction of the East. BEN’s High Expectations for Divine Miracles, can change Faith to Believing. BEN’s Wisdom is believing in one’s own prayers for each other. God’s Love will grow where it’s meant to be.
To all my relations, may we go to an altar to see the Truth of the way things are. May we count all our blessings to believe blessings DO overflow. May we see the Truth that we are Abundantly Blessed with Love that can serve an overflow.
May we go to an altar to receive God’s Inspiration. We weren’t meant to save the whole world, but to share the pillars of Divine Faith… for God to Save them. May we Truth our Prayer that GOD will save them. We just check in as a reminder of the Truth their Love belongs. I’ve often thought I’d perform the game of life better with a witness. The bigger the family the more hands there are to serve the need. Family broadens the field of Love. We’ll see twice as much with each new member, and family gives us someone else to uphold the pillars and share the burdens of time.
Think about all the people who HAVE treated you like family. Have you turned away an opportunity? There is chaos, and family can be a messy business. Remember you can at least take your shoes off and you don’t have to clean house just because they are coming.
Be grateful for all the turns back and forth, up and down, that are worth it to know more REAL human stories. Family is the place people see us for who we are and can Hold Faith that they were part of something that others will remember tomorrow. Let someone know you already remembered them. God has a Divine Reason for it today.
in lak’ech, I am another you
Debra, Jaguar Woman/9 Eagle/MEN
THE TRECENA OF DOG/OC
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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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