THE TRECENA OF DEER/MANIK GUIDES A WAY
MAYAN CALENDAR DAYKEEPER’S JOURNAL
On Peak Tone 7 we complete Human’s climb of Spiritual Growth. Deer/MANIK inspires a Divine Meaning and Purpose for our Life. MANIK guides a way of Vigilant Consciousness to carry out a Mission of Love. From the top of the pyramid we have a 360 degree view of “all that is” and “all that is not.” On Tone 7 we have the Vision of Hindsight to look back and see a Divine Meaning Purpose.
As we approach the Zenith Hour, we have the Light to see what we might accomplish by the end of day. It’s the natural Time to stop working to take nourishment. How many times can you remember the thoughts? You now have a system in place, an assembly line for the creation at hand. You think about the flow and what you expect to accomplish. We see the truth of progress and the future of our creation. If you look even closer, you’ll see that you choose the end. Unless we are interrupted by extraordinary circumstances, we stop at the ending we imagined.
Tone 7 is a Day of Divine Illumination, marking the Great Law of Creation, “As Above, So Below.” It means that whatever is created in one realm of Consciousness will be balanced in all others. The Highest Altar at the top of the pyramid lies above the canopy as the threshold between the Above and the Below. Our climb of Divine Intention is the Offering of Atonement, the Highest Consciousness of a Sacred Exchange.
Deer/MANIK has led us to the Light of an Altar. Reed/BEN is the guiding Light for family and home. Reed/BEN is observed as a day to offer a Blessing for Home. On Reed/BEN, the Maya acknowledge community as extended family. It’s a day to check in with the neighbors to lend a hand. Reed/BEN guides a way of Belonging.
Reed/BEN illustrates an altar with 2 channels of Light descending from Above, and 2 prayer mats Below where Human kneels in Humility. Reed is a channel through which Human enters into Divine Communion with the Creator. The Elders say that to open the channel, Human must become the “hollow bone.” To see the Truth of Divine Possibilities, the “human flesh” must be burned away.
Reed/BEN elevates our thoughts to Higher Expectations. Human’s journey toward a Dream of Creation ends in the place defined by Human limitation. Just like we stop at the end of the day, we defined the future by what Human was able to accomplish. On Tone 7 we are given the Reflection for a Leap of Faith. At the threshold, the Maya imagine a Reflection Above and Below. We could follow the stairs that descend back into the illusion of our Human limits, or we can Leap across the dimension of Spirit to for even Higher Ground of a Sacred Exchange.
The Jaguar guards in stealth the threshold to the Holy of Holies. Expressing our Gratitude for what God can do, we’ll receive the Divine Inspiration of Answered Prayers. There is a Time for every Purpose. There’s a Time for Faith, and a Time for Human to See, Feel, and Believe.
Reed/BEN resides in the East, the Direction of the Light of Life, Love, Happiness and New Beginnings. Holding the Element of Fire, Reed/BEN can stir our Passion to Move us. BEN is the Archetype of the leader of the Family. When we assume this new role in Life, we feel a greater need to Walk the Walk. Our Love is turned to another Life that will depend on us to know the way. BEN is said to hold very High Expectations, and the Wisdom to Apply the Truth in its own way of Living. BEN leads with a “garden hose” instead of a “steel pipe.” One pours out the Blessings of Divine Truth and Answered Prayers. The “steel pipe” says “It’s my way or the highway.”
No one can tell us what to believe. Believing is a result of Faith in our own Divine Inspiration. We could all recite the same creed, and all still believe in a wholly different way. Reed/BEN upholds every path that leads to an altar. With Highest Expectations held in its own Divine Communion, Reed/BEN upholds Faith in its own prayers for the Whole. My Mother, a very devout and fundamental Christian, always reminded us that we were in her prayers. Though our paths are very different, I always found strength in remembering her prayers.
THERE IS POWER in our Prayers at an altar, when we move there for a Divine Meaning and Purpose. Physical Movement applies a greater Force of Vibration. Human more easily remembers tangible experiences. A dedicated a path to an altar will uphold our Pillars of Faith. We can go there in Spirit, if we “really go there” in Spirit. There is Power in Sacred Ceremony, whether it is a walk to an altar, a dance, a song, or counting prayer beads. At an “altar” we offer Time for a Divine Relationship, apart from living in a world below.
I remember times I thought my prayers reached no higher than the ceiling. I wanted more and didn’t know how. I was inspired to say my prayers on my knees next to the bed. I knew I wouldn’t be forgotten there. If there was One Above, I knew if I was kneeling I must be Seen and Acknowledged.
On 7 Reed/BEN we Know by the Divine Intention of our climb that our Faith was Seen from Above. We can see we reached beyond the limits of our Human Nature. And, a Divine Power will raise us to believe in a Miracle.
We are Divinely Guided to see the Truth of the Light all around. We’ve already forgotten “what is” in an assessment of our uphill climb. We wonder how the Divine End could be possible, especially when we see the Time it could take to reach the end. When we look around to count our blessings we can see the Truth of Right Now. A worldly illusion prevails that we are divided as never before. Though, we see the REAL Truth Above, we HAVE been united as some have never seen before. Our hearts ARE being united for a New Generation to See and Believe.
To all my relations, may we celebrate ALL ways we reach for the Light at an altar in every different Time and Place. May we give thanks for a Divine Creator who will complete what we started. Where we met a Human limitation, we will know the Miracle of Answered Prayers.
May we give thanks that a Time of Faith always leads to a Time of Believing.
in lak’ech, i am another you
Jaguar Woman/9 Eagle/MEN
THE TRECENA OF DEER/MANIK
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7 Reed/BEN (Cherokee, Reed/I’HYA)
Galactic Tone 7: Reflective. Seven stands as a mirror to divide light and dark and to reflect all that is and is not. Seven is associated with the source of creation and the flow of Divine Will. With a keen sense of ethics, Seven establishes purpose to current and future goals.
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 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: REED- 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]
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.
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