THE TRECENA OF STAR/LAMAT: GATHERING THE LIGHT
MAYAN CALENDAR DAYKEEPER’S JOURNAL
Tone 4 raises the Intention of Stability. Tone 4 is compared to the cube, a space defined by the borders and parameters. In the 4th Hour of Light, the Maya shared the common thought surveying the field of corn to size up the work at hand, the place to start to reach an end.
On Tone 4 we define the thoughts we will hold by Intention to uphold our Faith to Believe. We are creating a body of thoughts for a frame of mind. A Divine Creator gathered all the Dreams for Creation into a circle, the Seed. We can design the “rules of the game” as thoughts of Light, Love, and Happiness. We can turn all other thoughts away. When we know we created a boundary around our own thoughts, we’ll see thoughts that we didn’t choose for our self.
Monkey/CHUEN is the Weaver of Time and the archetype of a Master of Arts. CHUEN weaves a Masterpiece out of the Beauty of our Life, raising the threads of the experience in every Time. The Monkey/CHUEN holds an affinity with the Dog/OC. Existing side-by-side, the Monkey is the witness to the Dog’s Love and holds the Consciousness for a Perception of Beauty. The Monkey sees the Beauty in the Love in all the treasures the Dog brings home.
The glyph of the Monkey/CHUEN relates to the glyph for Night/AKBAL. You can see the resemblance. Asleep, the Monkey believes in the Dreams. Awake, the Monkey REMEMBERS the Dream will come true. Monkey/CHUEN sees the Beauty of Love and Sees the opportunity to create Beauty everywhere.
The Monkey/CHUEN always uses a Sense of Humor as its approach to share the Truth. What we will discover about Human Love will be “sad but true.” The best way to see it is from the “lighter side.” After all, by Human limitation some of our gifts of Love need an artist’s eye to conceive any beauty.
The Cherokee Raccoon knows that Love is always beautiful. Sometimes it just needs to be cleaned up with a little Water. Monkey/CHUEN holds the Water of Spirit. If we can see the beauty in a child’s work of art, we can bend to see the beauty manifested by an unconscious human being. We can imagine what they can create when Divine Thoughts of Consciousness are added to the creation. The Elders say the Raccoon is not above stealing treasures left to no good use.
The Monkey plays by its own rules. CHUEN is said to never finish half of what it starts. If the Monkey sees something that shines brighter, it won’t think twice about leaving one creation for another. Creation begets creation. In Communion with the One Above, there will always be brighter ideas. Human’s rule that we have to finish everything doesn’t make sense to one who’s intention is to create the Greatest Masterpiece of Love. Human thinks “we’ll lose time.” The Monkey laughs. You can’t lose time. But, you CAN choose to apply Time to a Higher Purpose. In that case, no time can ever be wasted or lost if it LEADS somewhere that’s more beautiful.
CHUEN resides in the West, the direction of our Unknown Future. Monkey/CHUEN doesn’t fear the Unknown. Instead, the Monkey can See the empty canvas and the Unlimited Possibilities of the Beauty that could be. CHUEN is the Spark of Consciousness within that holds the Wisdom to LOVE the Mystery. The Monkey is an alchemist at play with the Power of Love. A Monkey would create the experiences just to see what happens.
When our Heart knows the Truth, we are healed by Unconditional Love. Like a blessing of Living Water, we stop searching when Love is found. The Truth of Love will never be forgotten and can never be taken away from the Whole Memories of our Life. Holding the Dog’s Truth of Love, never in question, the Monkey is engaged by curiosity. Knowing Love is the Truth, the Monkey’s mission is to discover what beauty lies beneath the limited Human expression of it.
We were Created for the Beauty of Love. We can know it’s True when we take stock of who and what we really are. Of all the living things created, only Human was given the Consciousness to be the Witness. No other living thing was giving the Choice, loving by Primal Instinct. Love is our Primal Instinct too. When we make the Choice we will hold the Power of a Primal Instinct to Love. Like the Divine Mother with the claws, we will see the Love that’s willing to give its own Life for the “object of its affection.”
We were intended to make a Divine Creator the object of our affection. Life was given to create the Beauty of the One. A Divine Hand holds the Power to Draw all the Light together. Human is inclined to see we have less when we give something away. We can’t help the Truth we see with Human eyes. The Monkey knows the Unseen Return that’s set into motion. A Divine Monkey knows that whatever thoughts you throw at a Divine Universe, the Universe will manifest and throw back. It’s a truth of Cause and Effect.
What if WE KNEW that everything we throw at Life comes back? Wait. We DO know it. Why were we throwing garbage? We’ve seen the land-masses we can create from a pile of garbage. It always leaves something to clean up. We know when we throw our clothes on the floor. It is a curious thing that we can know the truth one way, and not see it another. When Truth is REAL, it applies to EVERYTHING. So, all we have to do is APPLY the Truth we intend to See and Acknowledge. We’re not reaching in thin air. Love may only be thoughts in thin air, yet Human knows it as the most beautiful treasure in life. Love IS Real.
The Monkey Knows what’s Real and what will always be seen as Beautiful. It doesn’t matter whether it’s seen now or later. The exponential effect will always be the same. We are drawn to Divine Consciousness by the Beauty of The Creation. Mother Earth can stop us in our tracks. May we know that when it feels like we’re stopped in our tracks, it’s because there’s something beautiful to see and we’re given the Time to discover the Beauty of the Moment.
To all my relations, may we draw our own circle and the boundaries of our Creation. May WE CHOOSE the thoughts we will draw from to create the Masterpiece. If we plan in advance what Belongs in our Masterpiece, we’ll know when a stray thought approaches the boundary. We’ll give thanks for the Truth that WILL STAND when we’ve choosen what OUR Truth WILL BE… the Dog’s Truth that “Life is Beautiful for all its twists and turns.
May we give thanks for the mystery. It would be boring if we already knew how the story ends. We wouldn’t see it and feel it in the same way. Life was meant to take us for a ride and we were given a lifetime to figure out that all the twists and turns were leading us to a Divine Place in the end. The Monkey knows there’s Life to Love right now for the mystery. The big reveal only lasts for a moment. The Monkey doesn’t want the Dream to end, at least not yet, until it’s finished with this last creation.
May we seize the Day like a Monkey with the curiosity to explore every moment for the Beauty of it – the falling down and getting back up, the surprises waiting around the corner, and the world that could look dark in one time and light in another. May we look at Life like a situation comedy of human errors, painting a Masterpiece with an unconscious tool of Love. With an artist’s eyes, we can see the Intention of Beauty in the expression.
May we create a Masterpiece of all the messy human love we can gather into a pile, and look at it with the eyes of the Raccoon… a treasure. And, we have the Water of Spirit to clean it up and see the beauty that lies within. Mystical experiences are possible on Monkey/CHUEN. Our eyes are trained on the Beauty of Love when we add it to the thoughts we imagine.
Witnessing the Truth all around in 4 days of sacred ceremony, may we use the Gifts of Monkey/CHUEN to see the Unknown from the Lighter side. The Truth is that most of our human attempts at Love are funny, if we choose to see it that way. (“I would climb a mountain for you!!!” but, “Sorry, I can’t remember long enough to pick up the loaf of bread.”)
In lak’ech, I am another You
Debra, Jaguar Woman, 9 Eagle/MEN
THE TRECENA OF STAR/LAMAT
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4 Monkey/CHUEN (Cherokee, Raccoon/KVH’LI)
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.
Monkey/CHUEN: Monkey is known to the Maya as the Weaver or Weaver of Time. Monkey takes ideas as threads of vines and weaves them into the fabric of our reality. New patterns or inventions are also woven into our lives by Monkey. Amiable, intelligent, generous and a jack of all trades, Monkey’s innocent curiosity leads to artistic expression and constructive solutions. Many Monkeys become highly respected merchants or speakers. They love performing practical jokes and crave attention, so much so that they may over-act or play the fool to get the spotlight. Monkeys have a short attention span and find it difficult to stay with anything long enough to master it.
Cherokee, Raccoon/KVH’LI: Star Symbol: Algol, a star in Perseus. Restless energy yearning for long-lost love. Algol was named DEMON STAR or MISCHIEVOUS ONE by the Ancients because it winks and fades at times. Raccoon is full of friendly mischief, eager to swap kisses for candy. Magnetic leaders, full of humor and gaiety. Favorite food is corn, the mainstay of the Cherokee. Very artistic while being the “masked bandit” who steals your heart.
[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]
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