THE TRECENA OF MONKEY/CHUEN: DAWN OF A NEW CREATION
MAYAN CALENDAR DAYKEEPER’S JOURNAL
Tone 4 raises our thoughts to an Intention of Stability. Related to the cube, the most stable of all forms, Tone 4 defines an area by the length, width, and height of the matter. We can stabilize an Intention by defining the boundaries and parameters of the thoughts that are foundational to our Dream of Creation. Tone 4 helps us see the thoughts that will uphold the Pillars of our Faith to Believe as the “rules of a game” for a Divine Creation of Reality.
It only makes sense to the Monkey. Life can be a Divine Dream or a living nightmare, depending on where we allow our thoughts to wander. We know where they lead from the very beginning, if we hold the Vigilant Consciousness to “track the mind.”
Jaguar/IX is the Day Sign of Spirit. Holding the aspects of the Divine Feminine, IX shares the Gift of Divine Discernment and Compassionate Love. IX is guided by a Light of Love within. Jaguar/IX is the shape-shifter, the shaman, with the power to cross the threshold into the dimension of pure spirit. Gratitude is the Jaguar’s gift of “earth magic.”
IX is said to hear the Heartbeat of Mother Earth. The 4 Balams were the first creations who fell in Love with Mother Earth. They saw Earth as the Source of Every Blessing. The Former and Shaper were displeased because they lived only in the Dream below. They were torn apart and recreated with the Consciousness of the Above and Below.
The cosmology of the Maya defines an infinite Circle of Life. To remember those who have lived before, to hear their words again, to carry out their traditions, to perform their rituals, dances, songs, and sacred ceremonies was to offer them a Life within the Consciousness of the Living One. The Elders say that the only way to know the Truth of the Whole Within is by “tracking the mind.”
Jaguar/IX resides in the North, the direction of ALL Wisdom. Holding the Element of Air, IX relates to the Breath of Life and the Breath of Spirit. Air is the element of our constant connection Below, we are One in every Breath. Air holds the electrical signals of thoughts. Air is the most critical element of Life and Consciousness. The Element of Air can change our mind. Jaguar/IX sees beyond the illusions of worldly matters to the Reality of the realm of Spirit. When the Jaguar appears, we’re guided on a journey to the East, toward the Light of Divine Inspiration and the Gratitude of Love.
The Jaguar guides us through the Beauty of Mother Earth to feel the Truth of a Divine Consciousness of Love. We are One with all the Mother’s Elements of Life. Everything that moves has a Life by virtue of its story that has a beginning and an end. The Jaguar shares the heightened senses to Feel the Vibration of Life. A Jaguar is hardly ever seen, except for the footprints that are left behind. The Jaguar Senses the Truth all around.
Jaguar/IX guards the sacred sites and the temples. The altar to the Jaguar resides in the second inner room at the threshold of the Holy of Holies at El Castillo, the Temple to Kulkulkan that is the calendar pyramid at Chichen Itza. To enter into the realm of Highest Consciousness, we must Count our Blessings. Love is the Highest Offering we can bring for an Atonement with the Divine Mind of the One. The experience of Love IS knowing we are Seen and Acknowledged for an inherent beauty within. This is a day to bring an Offering of Love to the Holy altar of Mother Earth, Below, to cross the threshold to a Divine Consciousness of One, Above.
The eyes of our Spirit are opened to be One with the Whole of Life. We will follow an invisible path through the Beauty of Mother Earth. This is a day to speak to the Consciousness of the Whole Creation. Look for the Beauty you Love on Mother Earth. Share the words of your gratitude through the Element of Air. The Intention of your Gratitude will create the Song of the Universe. All living things will sing in Harmony so we might Feel the Truth of a Divine Melody of Love that IS all around us, everywhere.
The shaman holds the Gift of healing beyond Time and Space, by creating a path in Spirit from one place to another. Just like lightning creates a path before it strikes through, the shaman opens a way for the Light of Love to pass through. The Jaguar raises our Consciousness to the invisible dimension that’s Real. All we have to do to take the journey is to look down at our feet to see the invisible footprints. If we look to see them we will know we are always exactly where we’re meant to be. The Jaguar will lead us in stealth to the Truth of Pure Light.
This is an important day to “track the mind.” ALL thoughts reside in the Element of Air. If we are vigilant to SEE our own thoughts, we’ll recognize that some belong to us and others come from somewhere else. We can tell one from the other by the thoughts we CHOOSE.
I remember a morning when I was feeling a Deep Communion with Spirit. I had an errand and as I entered the realm of Mother Earth, I felt my own footsteps as our Divine Connection. I wasn’t halfway out of the parking lot before another Human Being got in my way, strolling casually in the middle of the driveway without a care in the world. Without a moment to even think, I heard myself mumble, “Idiot.” I wondered HOW I could be so connected to Spirit and then have such a thought. Then I realized, it was not a thought that I would choose to claim as my own. We don’t own every passing thought. We manifest what we claim is the Truth. That wasn’t a thought I would choose. By the same virtue, there are Divine Thoughts in the Air. We may claim them as our own, but where did they start? We ARE connected to the Whole of a Living Consciousness and thoughts passing in thin air. Our creation of a New Life begins from thoughts in thin air.
The Jaguar doesn’t SEE what is invisible, but instead, FEELS the Truth of the Vibrations of Love. Some thoughts touch our Heart, seemingly out of nowhere. The Jaguar shares a gift for us to “disappear” into the invisibility of Spirit. We become the “hollow bone” – an empty channel, to realize a Consciousness of Feeling the Truth of Divine Thoughts of Consciousness within. At the ruins of Ek’ Balam, home of the Black “Star” Jaguar, in the heat and humidity of the jungle, the songs of the birds echoed through the thickness of the air. You could Feel the Sound and the Intention of their Song. You can hear the Heartbeat of Mother Earth, if you listen. You can also Sense the Vibration of thoughts the moment you walk into a room, if you listen to your heart.
This is a day to Feel the Truth of Spirit and to define the Sound and Vibration of thoughts that we will follow. The Jaguar’s magic can lead us across the threshold to the Reality of Light and Spirit. We are the New Balams created to Know the Consciousness of the Whole, Above and Below, and within. Which thoughts will we invite into the realm of our own Consciousness? Which thoughts will we claim are shared as a guiding light from Above?
The Jaguar is associated with the Number 7 as the One outside the Holy of Holies at the top of the pyramid. The Jaguar shares the same Intention as the Tone 7 and the 7th uinal, to “see all that is” and “all that is not.” The top of the pyramid is the threshold to spirit that the Jaguar sees as a Reflection on the water.
Number 7 marks the Truth that we create our own Reality. We will create a Life that is the Reality of our Dreams, through the Vigilant Consciousness to follow Divine thoughts and Choose them as our own guiding Light of Wisdom.
To all my relations, may we count our blessings and track our thoughts. Our doubts and fears can be swept away by the Truth that we only Own the Thoughts we Choose. We are defined by our own Sacred Right of Choice. We don’t have to carry a burden of identity for thoughts that we would never claim as the Truth of our Intention. From the realm of Spirit we can see how we Love to let them go.
The Elders spoke often of the Divine Discernment of Spiritual Communion. They encouraged the application of Divine Wisdom to define our own boundaries of thought, and to call upon a Divine Agency to only allow Spirits of the Highest Order to influence our thoughts. As we take a journey through the dimensions of Spirit, we might choose a Spirit Name that is never spoken in the realm below, but one we remember is only shared with the Holy One whose Light Shines for the Highest Good of the Whole. We can call upon our own Guardian Angel, a Spirit Guide, an Archangel or a Divine Ascended One we uphold the Faith to Believe to surround us by the Light of the Highest One.
One of the traditions shared by the Elders to Bless the Home was to lay down 3 concentric circles of cornmeal around the boundaries and the parameters of the home. It was said that anything that crossed the boundary would receive a Blessing of Love. Spirits without the Highest Intentions of Love would be turned away by the Light. We were also taught the tradition of setting shrines to mark our place on the Spiritual Grid. A crystal or stone was buried at equal distances toward each of the 4 directions from the center of home. They were “planted” with a blessing to Mother Earth of cornmeal, tobacco or sage, water, with a gift of our human matter – a piece of hair, an offering of saliva, or even a piece of fingernail. The Elders also reminded us that the rituals and sacred ceremonies we carry out in Spirit hold Equal Power to those we carry out in the realm below. We only have to imagine the journey. We can Believe this Truth if we consider that ALL Gifts of Life were shared in Harmony and Equity. For all these gifts of ritual and ceremony to be equal, no human limitation in the realm of physicality was intended to stand in our way. What is possible for One, is a possibility for the Whole.
May we give thanks to Mother Earth for Her Beauty, and for a Divine Life of Spirit. May we draw near to her and listen for her beating heart. We are made of her and so does a Divine Fire of Love burn in our own heart. She knows how we feel and when we feel the Truth of Divine Love. ALL things made of Mother Earth do. May we KNOW that she sees the invisible Spirit in us. May we see the invisible footprints we will follow – the thoughts that we are “on our way,” and that we are exactly where we are supposed to be to Feel the Rhythm and Melody of Love.
May our own Consciousness of Love prove the Spirit of our Divine Nature. May we See and Acknowledge the invisible Spark that illuminates the thoughts of Love, to lead us to the Truth of a Divine Reality, within and without, Above and Below.
in lak’ech, i am another you
Debra, Jaguar Woman, 9 Eagle/MEN
GRATITUDE FOR A NEW LIFE: A 21-DAY CEREMONY
I’m Grateful that Gratitude Equals Believing, and that Believing IS the Power to Create our own Reality. I’m grateful that the Wisdom of Divine Consciousness is offered from Above as the Sacred Exchange for Humans to choose as our own Wisdom aligned with the One.
TRECENA OF MONKEY/CHUEN
Visit the 13-Day Trecena Guide for daily aspects and events of the Monkey/CHUEN trecena.
4 Jaguar/IX (Cherokee, Panther/SAHO’NI)
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.
Jaguar/IX: Born with a deep love of the Mother Earth, Jaguar or shaman is directly tied to the source of all Earth magic. They possess great power of intellect and strength or character through integrity. Jaguar energy is feminine in nature and is the ruling spirit of jungles, plains, and mountains. The spirit of Jaguar inhabits the Mayan temples and is called on to assist in spiritual as well as in material ways. Jaguar is also the god/goddess of gratefulness.
Cherokee, Panther/SAHO’NI: Panther is symbolized by comets, meteors, shooting stars, fireballs, and magicians. Meteors appearing around the middle of November are Heralds of the Coming of the Light, the Cherokee New Year. Panther is the Shadow of the Sphinx, Herald of the Dawn, guardian of the night when the sun is traveling through the underworld. Panthers have unlimited imaginations, visualizations, and are spellbinding speakers. The Cherokee Totem Jaguar is the guardian of the portals to other dimensions; shamanic abilities will open; multi-dimensional magic; healer, leader, way shower energy when used for spiritual growth. Conducive to pray for grandmothers, mothers, daughters, sisters and wives day. For wisdom at 4 Balances, cunning and protection of Mother Nature. To thank the Earth for sustenance. Ix is the native cunning, enterprising, vigorous, bold and realistic.
[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]