THE TRECENA OF FLINT/ETZNAB: LIGHT OF TRUTH
MAYAN CALENDAR DAYKEEPER’S JOURNAL
We begin in Unity on Tone 1 given a Divine Inspiration for the Love we Dream could be. Flint/ETZNAB offers the Truth that “all that is not” is waiting for us to imagine “all that could be.” In the core days, the thoughts we hold by Intention will be crystallized within the Seed of a New Life. If we focus on what we want, instead of what we don’t want, we will create a Dream of Happiness in the Future.
Tone 2 holds the Intention of Duality. On Tone 2 we see the Choice is ours. How will we carry it out? On Tone 2 we feel the weight of Human’s responsibility. Human discerns the Truth through a comparison of one thing to another. On Tone 2 we compare our Self to who we think we need to be to manifest the creation. We may have held a clear vision of our Heart’s Desire, only now in the darkness it’s hard to see. What seemed like a solid plan may now appear to have no legs to stand. Like the butterfly, we are between one way of being and another. We have to dream again. We have to create the pillars of our Faith to Believe again.
The Intentions of every day represent a Divine Communion with the One who is always by our side. Tone 2 is Human’s side of a Divine Conversation that shares the True condition of our Heart… our Hopes and Fears. There’s a Storm on the horizon.
Storm/CAUAC guides us as the midwife that will deliver us into the Light of a Divine Illumination. We saw the Truth of our own responsibility. Now we see the Truth of all our Human limitations. Our Inherent thought is to turn for “home” whenever we see a storm on the horizon. CAUAC guides us to a Sanctuary within where we are sheltered by the Light of Hope.
CAUAC resides in the West, the direction of our Unknown Future. Holding the Element of Water, CAUAC relates to our Feelings. Turning to the Truth of the Creator’s Unconditional Love always held by the Spark within, CAUAC can wipe away our Tears and turn us to see the Unbridled Light of ALL possibility.
From a Sanctuary within we remember the Divine Truth of Love that was created to always be. From the center we can see that the world’s reflection of chaos is without and not within. CAUAC creates a path of Light to our Heart that is reaching for a Dream, and beyond all Hope, knows the only answer is a Leap of Faith.
Flint/ETZNAB was like the static electricity that precedes a storm. Like a thundercloud, positive and negative charges are separated one from another to be seen for what they are. In spite of our doubts and fears, we still reached to Remember a promise we once knew was the Truth. Today the One Above will create a path to our Heart, where the Light will shine again. Our positive thoughts will be aligned with the Truth Above. The Lightning will break through and we will Remember that the Dream in our Heart is covered by a Divine Provision of Love, beyond all Human limitations.
We won’t have to “see to believe” what our Heart will Feel is True. CAUAC brings the Light for a Renewal and Regeneration of our Spirit. We are reminded of our Unbridled Freedom to Be exactly who we are. We are always more than enough, when we reach for a Dream of Love. One Above will guide the One Below to remember the Truth of ALL Possibility and that Life is only a Dream for Human that a Supreme Creator will see to the end.
The Aztec tradition defines the trecena of Tecpatl (Flint/ETZNAB) as a time of grave ordeals, trials, and tribulations. Flint is a test of our character. We aren’t intended to rest on our past accomplishments, but to sharpen our mind and spirit like a knife to cut to the marrow of the Truth. Flint can push us toward the threshold of endurance through a disruption in the continuity of the way things were. We are creating the pillars of faith for a New Generation, tearing down the parameters of our own limitations to crystallize the Light for a Higher Foundation of Truth. We are shedding old skins for a New Life that could grow beyond our old limits.
On 2 CAUAC we are reaching for something Higher, the Highest Light of Truth we could pass on to a new generation. What would we do differently if we had it to do all over again? What past choices stood in the way of the our own Happiness? The 20/20 of our own Hindsight is the Wisdom we want to share with the Life that will follow. We are dreaming a new life that is free from the old ways we had to learn by experience. We are dreaming for the one that won’t have to learn the hard way.
In the Balance within, we can let go of our old Life and still Love who we were. We don’t have to discard the Faith to Believe that carried us this far. It was worthy for its own Time and Place. In a Sanctuary within, we’ll know we are always Seen as the Light of Faith reaching to Know the Truth of Love. We could remember how children reach for what they want in their unbridled way. We may have grown older and wiser, yet the children had the wisdom to believe in their dreams. We are the Scion, the children of a Divine Creator that will always be seen that way by the Highest Light Above.
CAUAC can restore the Unbridled Hope we knew in our youth, when we were Dreamers who believed in our Dreams. The Cherokee Redbird is the Sign of this Lightning energy in the Sky that bestirs our Heart to Speak the Truth that we’re holding Faith to Believe.
To all my relations, may we give thanks that God knows every limit. May we leave an old life behind without finding fault in who we were. May we remember that for all our human limitations, we were more than enough. Our Heart’s Desire was Love that would always be True. May we remember that the Brightest Light Above intends for us to Know that Love is always True.
May we know a Light Above can reach our Heart, no matter where we are – no matter how weak our pillars of faith may stand. There is one that will reach for us and claim us as Belonging to the Heart of Sky.
May we remember to ASK for what we Need, and to Give Thanks for the Divine Justice – that Dreams of Love we hold in Faith will always be transformed into Believing. May we hold a Dream for the Whole that is reaching to believe in a Power of Love beyond all Human limitations. Faith is as good as Believing. May we crystallize the Truth through an Offering of Gratitude, counting the Blessings of Unconditional Love.
in lak’ech, I am another you
Debra, Jaguar Woman, 9 Eagle / MEN
TRECENA OF FLINT/ETZNAB
Visit the 13-Day Trecena Guide for daily aspects and events of the Flint/ETZNAB trecena.
2 Storm/CAUAC (Cherokee, Redbird/TOTSU’HWA)
Galactic Tone 2: Mysterious as the question ‘to be or not to be?” Two is the recognition of the separation of self from all else and the desire to be rejoined. Walking a balance while making choices of all kinds, light/dark, male/female, good/bad, Yin/Yang, is the energy of this number. Experiencing the differences between one and another is the use and purpose of this number.
Storm/Cauac: Day of the blessing of rain, giver of all life and lightening, a gift of nitrogen to Mother Earth and ozone to Father Sky. Cauac is also associated with the moon and the cycles of the moon, which are the meter of the feminine aspect of creation. The essence of Storm is the feeling of unity, security and warmth experienced in the home while the tempest of trouble rages in the world outside. Perpetually youthful, Storms exist to experience the ecstasy of freedom. They have the great capacity to both learn and teach. Their constant quest for novel experiences often leads to difficult tests and storms of emotion. Looking at these difficulties for the lessons they indeed are, will enrich our lives rather than destroy. Cauac individuals teach much through their electricity of being. Lightning energizes earth, this same energy energizes humans. Divine connections can be accessed.
Cherokee, Redbird/TOTSU’HWA: Lightning is the visible evidence of the presence of Redbird Spirit in the Sky, daughter of the Sun Spirit, sign of Fire, Sun’s alter ego on Earth. Lightning adds spiritual force to the human by way of “lightning of the blood” of a healer, directly body to body vibration. The key to spiritual communication and access to the wisdom of the Ancestors lies in the ability to bestir the blood to speak. Sacred stones such as flint, obsidian, crystal are created by lightning striking the ground.
[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]
BUILDING THE PILLARS OF TRUTH
Keeping a daily journal throughout this trecena will offer a deep reflection to remember the transformation of this Tzolk’in round. Journal your inspiration, your Truth, and the Prophecy of your future.
You can draw a circle that is the Seed of a new creation. Within, write a dream for the future, and the Truths that will stand for the life ahead. Enter only those Truths and wishes you intend to create. When stray thoughts come your way, they will be easy to see – they weren’t included in the circle of your creation. They belong outside. Ask the Supreme Creator to bless the boundaries. Like the Mirror/Flint, any outside thoughts or intentions that would attempt to Define our Truth will only see the reflection of their own Truth.
Only enter into the circle those Truths you KNOW you believe and you Intend for a New Generation to Believe from the very beginning to the end.
Sharpen your thoughts of Truth in every way you can imagine. Apply the Spiritual Tools of Vigilance, and make extra trips to the altar. Use your own Divine Authority to close the door to a Sanctuary within. Ask for Divine Intervention so your Faith can stand on the Truth of Answered Prayers. Imagine a life that could be born again, knowing everything you’ve learned the hard way… as the Truth already known and held in the Spark within. Claim the Truth that you KNOW you believe for a new Life.