THE TRECENA OF SERPENT/CHICCHAN: GIFTS OF SPIRIT
MAYAN CALENDAR DAYKEEPER’S JOURNAL
The Peak Tone 9 completes a Transformation through an Intention of Patience. We are given Patience to see the bigger picture. Tone 9 warns that there could be could be suffering to bear for a lack of insight. The Number 9 symbolizes the completion of a Divine End, through the exponential power of a Trinity Above and Below, aligned as an exponential Power of the Holy, Holy, Holy, 3 x 3.
Reed/BEN is the guiding Light for Family and Home. Reed is the “hollow bone,” a channel for Communion with the Light from Above. The channel is opened through Humility. Kneeling before an altar, the desires of the flesh are burned away and Human becomes the “hollow bone” – an empty vessel opened to Divine ways.
Reed/BEN is a perspective of upholding the Light for the sake of the children. We leave an old life behind when we create a family. The Love of our Children is a Divine Power of Love. We may have struggled to make the wisest choices for our self. We have a Divine Reason to live in the Integrity of our Truth on behalf of a new life that is just beginning. Reed/BEN shares the strength to “walk the talk.”
Reed/BEN is the demonstration of “living the Golden Rule.” BEN holds very high expectations. The shadow side of Reed is one that demands others to live up to their own expectations. Though Reed is meant to be an example, the example is not a Way, but a Time and Place. Reed is guided to lead with a garden hose instead of a steel pipe. One bends to offer the blessing of Living Water.
Reed/BEN doesn’t lead as the “know it all” source of Truth. BEN’s Power is the Faith to believe in our own Prayers on behalf of the Whole. BEN wholly believes in the Light of its own Truth. “Believing your own Truth” is Ben’s Highest Offering. BEN guides us to Believe in our Self and to Know we are all Gifted in Harmony and Equity. No ONE Human could ever declare the “Truth for the Whole.” Our OWN Truth is the Divine Journey we are given to reach our personal end of Divine Justice. Every Dream is important and every One is the Only witness to the Truth known in our own Time and Place.
Every knee will bow when the Same Light of Truth IS known all-at-once from Every Time and Place. Only the Holy, Holy, Holy can raise us all at once to Witness the Truth that we are Loved through every step from the Beginning to the End.
Reed/BEN Sees and Acknowledges the Light of the whole family. To lead the family, Reed/BEN Sees and Acknowledges the Wisdom of the Whole. From the beginning, Human starts out with the Wisdom of Innocence. Our children are Blessed when they are acknowledged for the Light they share. Our greatest challenge is learning to believe in our Feelings and our Truth. The sooner we know it, the sooner we hold the Power to create Happiness in our future.
Holding the Element of Fire, BEN ignites the flames of Passion in our Heart to believe the Holy, Holy, Holy, knows the way to our Divine End. Our Human Will can bend to a Light in the Future. We only need to know there’s Light at the end to make it through our darkest days. Residing in the East, BEN reminds us of our Divine Future where the Sun rises on every Sacred Day. We are changed by the Truth of Human’s perennial nature that can never give up on the Dream of Light and Love.
With Patience we can See the Whole Story and Remember it began with a Promise of Love to the ends of Time – without any conditions. We were and will always be more than enough, wrought by the Divine Hand of the Highest Light of Love. We are made of flesh and blood, though our True Identity is the Spark – the Light of our Spirit.
Reed/BEN is the altar given where we can always remember.
The Maya observe Reed/BEN as a day to offer a Blessing to the Home. The tradition extends beyond home to the neighbors in the community. BEN is a day of community service, to check in “like family” to lend a helping hand. (It’s a good example for the children of the Golden Rule.) It’s an Intention that reminds us of the Blessing of Belonging. BEN extends the “family” for others who may not have been equally blessed with the nurturing home we dreamed of. Family is important enough that if we don’t have one, we can Create a Chosen family.
Family links the Circle of Life. Family was meant to be the Home where we can “be our self” and be loved for who we are. When we belong to a Circle of Love, we create the ties that bind the Love from one generation to the next for ALL Time.
Today we can See and Acknowledge parents and guardians that lived for us and offered us the service of Compassionate Love. If we are alive, there was someone. Forgiveness is always the Key to see the Truth. Our lives may look perfect from the outside looking in, though there is no “perfect family.” I believe every parent wants to create a happy family. Those who suffer may have done the best they could just to keep us alive. It takes Time and Maturity to see that WE were not the reason.
In the Wisdom of our Innocence we Loved our own Life, everything we learned that we could do, see, and imagine. We only wanted someone to witness the Truth of our own Light within. Reed/BEN is the altar where we will remember there WAS One Divine One that saw our first smile, our first step, and EVERY accomplishment – One that would claim us as its own Highest Creation… the First, the Best, the One and Only, Highest Object of Affection.
To all my relations, may we kneel in Humility to the One who promised to Answer every Prayer for Love. May we call upon the Highest Light to change us so that we might be “the family we never had” for someone else who is suffering in the darkness. May we disappear in the Light from Above to Witness the Light in the “other” that longs as we do to Feel it Too.
May we See and Acknowledge that Only the Highest One knows the Love every Human heart dreams of Knowing is the Truth. May we give thanks to a Divine Agency Above that can share the Love that’s ALWAYS True in Every Time and Place.
in lak’ech, i am another you
Debra, Jaguar Woman, 9 Eagle / MEN
TRECENA OF SERPENT/CHICCHAN
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9 Reed/BEN (Cherokee, Reed/I’HYA)
Galactic Tone 9: Patience. The energy of Nine is one of the getting a better perspective of the bigger picture. With the energy of Nine plans or patterns begin to come to completion. Nine requires patience and perseverance that is found in the bigger picture, otherwise there is great suffering from the lack of insight. The completion of cycles of action is all-important to Nine.
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 o 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: 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]