THE TRECENA OF DEER/MANIK GUIDES A WAY
MAYAN CALENDAR DAYKEEPER’S JOURNAL
Tone 4 holds the Intention of Stability. Compared to the cube, Tone 4 establishes the boundaries and parameters to uphold the Intentions of our Creation. On Tone 4 we measure the scale and dimension to size up the task. We establish the “rules of the game,” We are guided to consider the obstacles, a strategy, and a blueprint for a foundation.
Our Intention is to create a dedicated practice for a Divine Communion of Love. We are changed by the Power of Love. Love will Divinely lead the way on the Road of our Destiny. We are faced with the Highest Scale of Creation, to manifest Harmony and Equity for the Whole of Humanity.
Our first assessment of the creation may be the Time it could take. How will we carry on? How will we move on beyond a “meeting of the minds” to lay the groundwork for our Happiness in the Future?
Dog/OC is the archetype of Unconditional Love. The Dog holds affinity with the Monkey/CHUEN. They reside together at the top of the pyramid of the 20-day cycle of the uinal. They represent the Highest Gifts that were shared with Divine Human Beings. The Dog symbolizes our Power to Love and the Monkey represents the Power of Consciousness to Create. Together, they holds the ways and means to create the Life of our Dreams.
The Dog resides in the North, the place of Wisdom and the Truth of Love spoken by the very first breath of Creation. Holding the Element of Air, Dog/OC relates to the faculties of our mind and the power of our thoughts. Dog/OC offers the Truth of Love as our foundation. Dog/OC is conscious of every opportunity and the Truth that the Treasure of Love holds its Power to Eternity. Through the Circle of Life, Wisdom and Love can reach us beyond Time and Place. The totem Dog/Wolf carries out Life in a pack, seeking the Happiness of the Whole.
The Elders say that some totems make an appearance in our life for a Time and a special purpose. Though, when a Dog/Wolf appears with the Offering of Love, you will forever be a member of the pack. On 4 Dog/OC we are guided to see that “we’re all in this together.” We’ve seen the truth of darkness, in our Self and in the world. For all the Beauty on Mother Earth, we’ve seen the disparity of Time and Place to share the Blessing. We saw how we lived in the center of our own universe. Things were fine with us. Surely everyone else lived within the same boundaries of our own experience. We were so sure of our own Truth, we were convinced any other way of life must be the exception. Then we learned how different and how unreasonable the “exceptions” can be.
GLOBAL BURNER DAY: 4 Dog/OC
A Global Burner Day marks the center of each of the 4 seasons of the Tzolk’in round. Halfway between one way and another marks a Time and Place of an energetic Release. Each Season offers a different perspective of Life and changing Intentions of Love. The Global Burner can turn our thoughts from one perspective to another. We began a new Life, Awakened to our own Divine Possibility to manifest our Dreams. The Dream served a Divine Intention in the beginning, though it was only the Most Important Truth we needed in a Time and Place we needed a Dream to Survive the darkness of the Unknown at our beginning. Our first priority was to Love our Self. To keep growing toward a Higher Consciousness of Being, we have to move on to greater things. Loving our Self was intended to share the Wisdom to Love the Whole. On Global Burner Days the Mayan priest leads the Sacred Fire Ceremony for the Community. Drawing the Consciousness of the Whole together for an Intention of Love, together we will Remember we were each intended a Life of Beauty. Kneeling together we remember how the Love we know could Serve the Whole. Sharing the Light of our Greatest Treasure, we are Divinely moved into Right Relationship with the Whole. The Element of Fire holds the power of Transmutation to change us from one form of Love to another.
We’ve been working up to this day and a change of perspective through the weight of the challenge at hand. We’ve seen what needs to change on a planetary scale. The Creation of our Dream is beyond all human power to carry out. Tracking the thoughts of Humanity, one of the common thoughts that has been shared is how tired and weary we are as a whole. It can feel like we’ve already invested SO MUCH TIME upholding the Faith to Believe. In spite of all the Higher Ground we’ve made to come to a new Understanding of the Truth, we can see how much farther this is to go. We can see the progress, but at the same time, we’ve “HAD IT.” We’ve seen the Truth of how hard it is to walk in the Truth Believed in our Heart. We’re all still reeling at the extremes of our own polarity of Truth. What will it take to raise the Whole to Higher Ground?
Dog/OC shares a Higher Power of Love. Moved to Love and Forgiveness as our Offering to the Creator, we were changed by a Divine Meaning and Purpose to Love. A Supreme Creator promised that for every Offering of Love we would be Blessed by a Sacred Exchange. A Choice to be Willing to Forgive was enough for a Divine Agency to carry out the Intention on our behalf. Forgiveness is the Highest Intention of Love a Human Being can bring as an Offering to the Highest Altar. Love is the Creator’s medium through which to create the Beauty of Life. ALL Intentions of Love manifest an exponential Power of Trinity, through Human’s Choice to reach beyond Human Nature to Believe in an Unseen Power at the Highest Scale.
Dog/OC guides us to claim every Opportunity to Love and offers living demonstration of the way to Live in Harmony and Equity with the Whole. All we have to do is define a strategy to Live and Love like a Dog. A Dog begins each day with the Joy of New Opportunities. A Dog can hardly wait to get out the door to take in the Beauty of Life all the Love there is to discover in the world. To begin our day like a Dog, we could start out giving thanks for the Time of our Life. We could greet every experience as an opportunity ripe with Love. A Dog doesn’t discriminate between one experience or another. A Dog knows that Love is the Truth, and Love will be Seen and Acknowledged in its own Divine Time and Place.
Dog/OC knows that the way to Receive Love is in the Giving. Dog/OC can make the Common Sense of Love. Even a Human mind can reason that our odds have Happiness are exponentially greater when we show up intending to Give what we consider our own greatest treasure. Dog/OC helps us remember that Love doesn’t always look the same from a different perspective. It sounds impossible not to like all expressions of Love, but just think of the things a Dog brings home. We can actually be annoyed by Human’s “joie de vivre” when we are caught up in the shadow of our fears and illusion. Dog intends to share every celebration of Love.
Dog/OC helps us see many different ways to express our Love. A Dog is faithful and loyal. We don’t have to withdraw an offering to Love, when “now is not the time” for someone else is prepared for the sacred exchange. Love is patient and Love sees the Truth of Light in another. Love is being honest with our self. Neither are we always receptive to an offering of Love. It depends on the experience of the Moment. Being faithful means we’ll stand in one another’s corner through the ups and downs. To manifest the Circle of Love, the Dog is Just as Happy to Give as Receive. Dog knows that ALL Love will stand as Truth to be seen in the end.
The Dog is said to be faithful beyond death as our companion on the journey back to the stars. The Milky Way is called “the place the dogs ran.” A Dog knows that sooner or later our thoughts will return to Love. Dog will be waiting when Love returns.
The Dog doesn’t place expectations on one experience or another to define the Beauty of Life. The Dog is Conscious of the Beauty of Mother Earth. Dog/OC engages ALL its Senses in the Witness of Love. Dog shares its treasures with the Whole by leaving the scent of its trail behind.
A Dog is authentic in its search for the opportunity to Love. A Dog isn’t afraid of rejection. Dog encourages us to share the Light of our Love without needed anything in return. A Dog sees endless opportunities to Love the Beauty of Life on Mother Earth.
To all my relations, may we give thanks for Times and Places that can restore our equilibrium of Love. May we look beyond Human’s perspective of Time. May we be filled up with the Truth of Love. May Dog/OC reminds us that a Divine Creator’s Love is found in Beauty everywhere from the macro to the micro. May we realize the Wisdom of Love from the Dog. When we Look for Love we will always find it right under our nose.
May we Light the Fires that can draw us back into Right Relationship with the Whole. May we Believe in the Power of the Creator’s Love to change our Heart and Mind. May we apply the Wisdom of the Truth that a Creator of Divine Authority holds all the Power that’s needed to manifest a Divine Life, and the Light that shines for us will be with us to the end.
May we call on a Divine Agency to Intervene with a Way of Love that we can Remember.
in lak’ech, i am another you
Jaguar Woman/9 Eagle/MEN
THE TRECENA OF DEER/MANIK
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4 Dog/OC (Cherokee, WOLF/KANA’TI)
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.
Dog/OC: Courageous, loyal and warm-hearted, very alert and valiant, people born of Dog are respected for their sense of justice and their protection. People born of the sun sign Dog are very sensual and know how to enjoy life. Playfulness and a good understanding of the basic human nature lead to prosperity for Dog. Dogs are good team players who love to travel and have a keen sense of their position in society. Dogs are ambitious and will take opportunities when they offer themselves, including infidelities. Dog persons share the nature of coyotes, spies, wolves and lawyers
Cherokee, WOLF/KANA’TI: Wolf’s symbol is Sirius (Dog star) and Antares, one or the other always visable but never at the same time. Wolf is our brother, shares our very roots. All dogs are domesticated wolves, companionship and guidance. Connecting link between the worlds. One who inspires loyalty, diplomacy and sense of humor with unlimited potential. A teacher, healer, pathfinder and transformer. Sharp as obsidian, gentle as a lamb. Totem -Dog. Loyalty and faithfulness that survives beyond death. This was the first day of creation energy in this 4th world, sets the energy for love, loyalty and faithfulness on the 5200 year cycle. Heart chakra energy is involved so that we can move to the state of “unconditional love” with compassion. All sexual desire issues that are not in harmony will surface to be cleared.
[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]
IMPORTANT UPDATE: My gift for a New Tzolk’in Round…
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My gift for this Tzolk’in round is linked there, a Tzolk’in Field Guide that has as much about the basic aspects of each day as I could think to put into it. The directions and the elements are aspects of Universal Laws that can be known in MANY ways, through many kinds of practice. My aim with the dates for each trecena, included for the next few years, was an intention that we could have everything for a day in one place at hand, if we didn’t have a computer.
ERRATA: I discovered an error in the Peak Tones listed for the Deer/MANIK trecena (our next journey). A corrected “Revision 1” was uploaded to the 13-day Trecena Guide page on June 6, 2020. If you downloaded the Field Guide on an earlier date, please download the corrected version as a replacement.