THE TRECENA OF SEED/KAN: A DREAM OF OUR CREATION
MAYAN CALENDAR DAYKEEPER’S JOURNAL
Tone 4 holds an Intention of Stability. Tone 4 is represented by the cube, the most stable of all forms. The boundaries and parameters define the dimension and area. On Tone 4 we stabilize an Intention by establishing the “rules of the game” and a boundary of thoughts.
The 13 Tones of Creation are Inherent thoughts written within. From the micro to the macro they are the same on every scale and cycle of Time. The Intentions of the Tones are Common thoughts of Creation ordered by the Hours of Light. The Maya count 12 hours of daylight from 5AM to 5PM. The 13th Tone/Hour is the Ascension into our Dreams.
The Elders say that to “know thyself” we have to “track the mind.” That’s the only way to Know our Divine Design as a channel for the Creator’s Unconditional Love. What is Common, shared in Harmony and Equity, reflects an element of our Divine Design.
We wake in Unity on Tone 1 with Divine Inspiration. With every Sunrise we see the possibility to create a new life. In the 2nd Hour, we engage the thoughts of Duality, comparing what we did yesterday to what we might do today. By the 3rd Hour we find a reason and a plan to move.
In the 4th Hour, the Maya surveyed the field of corn to measure a task at hand. On Tone 4 we’re inclined to figure out an approach, the priorities, and the “rules of the game.” For the Creation of Higher Consciousness we define the boundaries and parameters of our thoughts. By setting an Intention we give our mind something to remember.
The Intention of Stability is magnified by the Day Sign Deer/MANIK, the nahaul with 4 legs with 1 foot planted in each of the 4 directions. Deer/MANIK is the Day Sign of the Mayan priest, one that holds the Spiritual Tools and employs them on behalf of the Whole. The Deer’s most-used Spiritual Tool is Vigilant Consciousness. MANIK stands on the Integrity of its own Truth in silence, without demanding agreement. The Deer leads by attraction, holding a Gift of Harmonic Resonance. Connected to the Creator’s Love, others naturally follow. When the Mayan priest carries out the rituals and sacred ceremonies for the community, others see and remember to offer their own prayers.
The glyph illustrates a Hand, another name for MANIK. The forefinger and thumb are shown grasping a thread of ether that completes a circuit of Divine Power Above. Humanity was created to serve as the Hand of God. To grasp the Power Above, the Deer guides us to a dedicated daily practice, a path of Vigilant Consciousness that leads to an altar.
MANIK resides in the West, the direction of our Unknown Future. Representing the Element of Water, MANIK holds the Spiritual Tool for Baptisms, Blessings, Purification, and Initiation. MANIK can speak through our Heart at an altar, where we are kneeling in Humility.
Deer/MANIK is the giver of Spiritual Tools. Today we can conceive an inspiration, a Divine Truth, that we can stand on as a Spiritual Tool. Look within yourself to the Truth you know you believe. We can choose a Truth to remember with Vigilant Consciousness. The Deer is said to hold one very special Spiritual Tool that covers every Human limitation. That’s the Truth of the Creator’s Unconditional Love.
In the Medicine Wheel tradition if you stand in any direction facing the center, the Answer to everything is always right in front of you. Standing in the West we face the East, the direction of the Creator’s Light, Love, and Inspiration. We can turn away from doubts and fear when we remember the Light that Inspired our Dream.
Deer/MANIK guides us to stand silently in our Integrity. Others don’t have to see things our way. In fact, we’re better off seeing clearly and objectively without an opinion one way or another. In every family of deer there is one that offers the service of vigilant consciousness. One looks in all 4 directions, and the rest just watch the One.
To all my relations, may we give thanks at an altar for the Divine Provision of Unconditional Love. May we kneel in Humility to the One that shared the Gifts of Divinity in Harmony and Equity with every Human Being. May we ask a Divine Creator to share the Truth we can have to hold on our journey to the Light.
in lak’ech, I am another you,
Debra, Jaguar Woman, 9 Eagle/MEN
TRECENA OF SEED/KAN
A Gift for this Tzolk’in Round
NEW VOLUME 2: “Tzolk’in Field Guide: A Daily Practice for Personal Discernment”
by Debra Malmos, 9 Eagle/MEN
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4 Deer/MANIK (Cherokee, Deer/Ahwu’sdi)
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.
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]
HONORING THE HIGH PRIEST WHO HAS LED US TO AN ALTAR
Grand Mayan Elder, Don Alejandro, the High Priest of the Maya
May we Honor Don Alejandro, “Wandering Wolf,” the 13th Generation Mayan priest who was destined to share the mysteries of the Mayan calendars in the time of the 13th Baktun. May we send him our Love and light a candle to remember all the sacred ceremonies he’s carried out on our behalf. Tata is bed-ridden and in failing health. Anyone who would like to share a prayer for Tata, or a donation to help cover his medical care, can do so through Joseph Giove, who has been a long time supporter and close friend of Tata.
The last update and details for contact are found on the last Update on Tata’s Health.