5 Deer / MANIK – Vision Quest: Day 5 of 13



5 Deer / MANIK

Greetings Kin,

Are you dreaming? Or, are you awake?

Tone 5 holds the Intention of Empowerment. We chose a direction of thought The plan was, 13 days to dream the Life our Heart Desires. We were given realm in our imagination to create what we would Love. Along the Road we’ve picked up the Divine Perspectives through which to see the Realities of our Life.

We’re guided by a “Dreaming Monkey/CHUEN.” A nahaul of curiosity is leading us through the Divine realm of our Dreams to see all the beauty we can imagine. The Monkey is a user of tools, curious about their means of adaptation. The Monkey loves its own power of Consciousness and holds the patience and focus of curiosity. CHUEN helps us see our Imagination as a Divine Source of our own Genius, the beauty that lies in the inner-workings of our mind.

Like the Raccoon, the Monkey is a trickster. From their perspective, we’ve been sitting on a treasure. It’s been right in front of our nose. Are you dreaming yet? Or, are you awake? (Look around at everything you see. Look closer. Look again. Can you see your nose?) Everything is upside down and backwards, random and out of order in our dreams. If you can still see your nose, you need to close your eyes and go back to your dream. Follow a Dreamer within that Loves the Unlimited Possibilities we were given the Power to Create in our mind. We DO know that EVERY creation started in our imagination. Right? The tricksters would suggest we try it because they KNOW we’ll like it.  After all, it’s the reason we make choices to to escape the realities of human life.

Deer/MANIK is the nahaul of Spiritual Tools, holding the Destiny of the Mayan priest. MANIK offers a solid foundation in our Dreams with one foot firmly planted in each of the 4 directions. It’s said that MANIK has kept every Spiritual Tool its ever used. It’s most-used tool is Vigilant Consciousness. The Deer’s awareness of the all-around is its means of claiming its own Holy Ground. When we claim our Time and Place as our Sacred Place To Be, our Dream will begin from our Perfect Pace in Time – we’re in the very Right Time and Place for our Dream to come true.

13 Eagle/MEN is guardian of our Ascension to Higher Ground. Our Dream will end with the Vision to See it clearly in our future, lying within our grasp. We’ll believe the Dream because we saw it well enough to Feel how it Feels. We will always have a Light that can shine through the darkness of the Unknown when we see that it was our Love of the Dream that saw it all the way to the Happy Ending. A Divine Intention always carries us to the Higher Ground of Believing in Answered Prayers. It was as clear as a bell at our last Ascension. We’re headed to Higher Ground where Seeing our Dream will be equal to Believing our Dream.

The glyph shows the Hand, another name for MANIK, reaching to grasp a thread of Ether that completes the circuit to a Divine Source of Power. 5 Deer/MANIK leads a way to an Empowerment of Spirit. Deer/MANIK has One very Special Spiritual Tool that covers everything. The Deer uses it to push away all thoughts of doubt and negativity – a Divine Tool of Exponential Value that covers every Human limitation. Connected to the One Divine Mind of Consciousness, Deer stands on the Truth of Divine Provisions. In the “Monkey’s Dream” that’s the greatest treasure of all. From Monkey’s perspective, that’s as good as any Genie’s magic lamp.

We have a Genie’s lamp, but it only works in our imagination. Human might argue it’s of little use to us there. The Monkey and the Raccoon would laugh and point. We should have learned by now that ALL things are possible in our imagination. Why would we use it to imagine Human ways to do things, when we could dream of Divine Powers to do things?

Deer/MANIK resides in the West, the direction of the Unknown Future and the darkness of ALL the Possibilities that lie in things Unknown. Deer knows the place “to see the Light” is at an altar, the place where Divine Visions are Seen and Spoken to the Heart. That’s where the Fire is always burning at a Hearth, surrounded by the Divine Agency that Intervenes – that waits to Intervene, when we ask and give permission. What does your altar in the realm of Spirit Look Like? Have you seen anything more than the Light? It’s our Sacred Site and our Holy Temple. The Jaguar imagines the realm of Spirit as seen in the reflection of Water. Holding the Element of Water, the Deer shares the Tool to see our Sacred Place illuminated by Consciousness as our most Divine Tool of Creation. We can go to any Sacred Site in our imagination. The sky is the limit.

I’ve discovered that the most “impossible” challenge to the Life I always dreamed could be is ME. ALL my darkest nights are the Times and Places I see foolish choices I made that I knew veered off-course of my most Divine Dreams. The Voice of AKBAL saved me from my darkest nights. Sharing the Truth with a Divine Creator that “My Life” was all “My fault,” God’s Voice broke through the darkness with Truth I can never forget.  “I’ve seen every heartache. I’ve seen every burden that wasn’t yours to carry. I’ve seen everything that wasn’t fair because of someone else’s choice. You are more than enough and I’ve Loved you since the beginning of Time. There is Time for you to know a Miracle that covers everything, and My Dream for you WILL BE.”

We’re WRONG if we think the opportunity to create our Life was wasted by our youth. It just looks that way below. Human’s life contains many lifetimes of experience, with a Divine Purpose for every Season. It doesn’t make sense, if we apply our Intellect to the Divine Laws of Spirit. Why would human be given life as long as 100 years, if all the good opportunities ended with youth? It’s an “outside” assessment. When we were young we had the advantages of stamina, strength, and beauty. Our greatest beauty is found when we have the Wisdom to look within. We KNOW we’re older and wiser. It’s only a worldly illusion to believe beauty is the only way to manifest our Dreams. God extended Beauty through the Wisdom of Truth and Love. Love is eternally beautiful regardless of our age.

We have to let go of our Human reality and apply Wisdom to the Beauty of the Truth now held inside. If we’d had the Wisdom to apply all our genius while we were still beautiful, we’d believe in our beauty over our brains. The Most Beautiful reflection of who we are is the Vision we see when we’re connected to the Divine Mind of the Creator who KNOWS who we really are is an Ether of Spirit.

God will change us and it was already in the plans. It’s a certain failure in our human attempts to pull it off. I was convinced my life was already damaged-goods… with too much water under the bridge. That’s a human discernment drawn from worldly illusions. We don’t need ANY worldly credentials printed on a piece of paper to justify our Power to manifest our Dreams. We only needed the Wisdom of a Divine Agency that is waiting to Intervene. May we turn to our Higher Self that is always in Communion with the Creator, and place all our Dreams in Divine Hands of one that can Will the Will of “ME” to make Wise Choices. May we believe in our own Power to make the choices that lead to our dream, when they are transformed into the most beautiful of all the choices we see. God will change us when we ask for the Power to make our Dreams come True.

To all my relations, may we go back to sleep and Dream of “impossible possibilities.” May we toss aside all of human’s “sense” of “truth” made from a worldly discernment of Power and Beauty. May we imagine a Divine Creator who saw us becoming more beautiful with each passing day. May we believe God’s Beauty is made visible through a Divine Perception of Beauty – beyond human invention.

May we see the potential Power to invent Beauty that is ageless as the Light from our eyes that can SEE the beauty of one another in unlimited ways that has nothing to do with our physical appearance, our strength, stamina, or the “bright mind” of youth. Humans were right. Beauty is wasted on youth, is we fail to apply the Truth we were Created to be Divinely Beautiful for a Lifetime. The Truth only makes sense to our mind of reason when we stop and remember that God designed human beings with a lifespan as long as 100 years. God’s beauty is the Light of Love, and Love can only multiply with Time.

Chac Mool, the One who draws the Sacred Breath of Consciousness from the root chakra to the top of the head, sits on a platform the Mayan Elders say is a “magic carpet” for astral travel. Why not use our Divine Imagination to go for a ride? What would it hurt to believe in our wildest Dreams for a couple of weeks? May we ask a Higher Consciousness within to lead the way and see what happens.

Altars left in nature to leave a blessing of bounty and beauty behind.

May we take a ride IN ANOTHER WORLD with a Genie who holds a “magic lamp” to see where our Divine Choices can lead. When we see the REAL Truth of possibility carried out by God’s Grace, we’ll give up our Human “hard ways” to try to be perfect to see we ALREADY were perfected by a Dream that was planted in the heart of our Seed… a Higher Consciousness that could witness all the Wisdom we learned in the world, and knows the Exponential Value of everything we learned when we apply the Truth we Know – that all Creation begins as a Dream, that we now hold the Wisdom to use to Believe what God promised from the beginning.

May our Vision Quest be a Divine Vacation to our “second childhood” where it was easy to dream. May we know the Master Builder that is the Lord of our own Imagination, a Divine Higher Power that can Will the Will of ME to Believe that all Dreams of Love were given a Divine Provision to come true.

May we dream impossible Dreams that can ONLY be carried out by Miracles. We were given a place to know exactly how they could feel, so our Heart will remember the possibility. May we invest ALL the beauty we can imagine. We will wake up when the Dream is finished. God only knows what could happen next, when a Divine Cause manifests a Miracle as the Divine Effect. We were given a magic kingdom of our own, where Dreams on Stars come True beyond ALL human understanding.

May we imagine the altar we could build within, dedicated to the Dreams of the Whole. We could create an altar for Mother Earth as some do, so when another human passes by, they would see where Love was Remembered on behalf of the Whole. We could draw or paint it for our Self as a reflection of Divine Possibilities. May we create an altar for our Dreams where Beauty Grows with each new candle and every prayer we bring as an Offering.

in lak’ech, I am another you

Debra, Jaguar Woman/9 Eagle/MEN


Traditional ways of Vision Quest are offered for your consideration on the Vision Quest Ceremony page. Every ceremony is offered to Your way. Everything we do can be part of a sacred ceremony when the intention for the TIme is marked for a Divine Communion.


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

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.

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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