“Red Deer” by Minisa Crumbo Halsey
Minisa shared this beauty this morning. It hangs in her home at Spirit Horse Ranch in Mounds, Oklahoma and brings back many memories.
Minisa shared the traditional path of the Hopi/Tewa, Muskogee/Creek and Potowatomie. So did every member of the Medicine Circle in Oklahoma share many ways. The circle carry on their prayers for the whole through the drums and song. I give thanks for the harmonic resonance they create to uphold the pillars of faith.
Minisa shared her painting of the Red Deer and I am taking the opportunity to also share the Deer Family painted by her Father, Woody Crumbo.
Woody’s Spirit was present at every ceremony. I celebrate that paths that cross and lives that are woven together through the Mission of the Deer.
in lak’ech, Debra
HOLY DAY: INITIATION OF THE MAYAN PRIEST
8 Deer/MANIK is the Holy Day of a Divine Initiation. Through the first season of the Tzolk’in, we’ve been raised to a Higher Consciousness of the Divine Human Beings we were designed to be. All things are created for a meaning and purpose. We don’t imagine a Dream unless we have a Reason for the end. We were born as the Scion to reflect the Creator’s Highest Light on Earth. Deer/MANIK guides the Mission of the Mayan priest. Through a dedicated Mission to carry out the prayers, rituals, and sacred ceremonies at an altar, our Light would shine a way for the Whole to find the never-ending Truth of Love and the Provision for a Life defined by a Divine Meaning and Purpose.
THE TRECENA OF SUN/AHAU
8 Deer/MANIK (Cherokee, Deer/Ahwu’sdi)
Galactic Tone 8: Justice. Harmony and balance are the intent of Eight. Eights carefully weigh all evidence to reach a balance of justice. Eight is the power of organization demonstrated in the statement, “As above, so below”. From simplicity to infinity, the energy of Eight organizes all levels of creation. Some Eights are “Neat Freaks”.
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]