THE TRECENA OF DEER/MANIK: LIGHT FOR A NEW LIFE
MAYAN CALENDAR DAYKEEPER’S JOURNAL
Tone 5 holds the Intention of Empowerment. In the center of the cube and the heart of the Seed, is a central organizing Force that manages resources for application. Divine thoughts guide us to gather all the tools of creation before we begin “the work.”
Every step leads us to the Higher Faith for Believing. Time and Experience reveals new Wisdom every day. Dog brought the Spiritual Tool of Unconditional Love. Monkey/CHUEN is the pal that followed the Dog. The Dog’s Love of Life was a thing of Beauty to the Monkey. The Dog felt the Love through all its Senses. The Monkey/CHUEN is the Creator that saw the Beauty the Dog saw in everything.
Monkey/CHUEN loves its own Power of Consciousness, a Power to Intentionally Create the Beauty. With an Artist’s eye, Monkey inspects every thread of Time – and those questionable Gifts the Dog brings home. CHUEN’s expression of Love is Curiosity. The Dog guided us to See and Acknowledge Love. Go find it and roll around in it. CHUEN applies some sense to reason, we also express Love through our genuine Interest in one another. CHUEN Expresses the Light it Sees as its Highest Gift of Love.
Sharing the Divine Truth of Unconditional Love, Monkey/CHUEN expresses the Whole Truth of the Impression. We are students of a new life, and we can be prepared to learn some lessons. With the Dog and the Monkey, neither care if we screw up. If we drop a big wad of brown paint right in the middle of the canvas, the Monkey would help us spread it all around. The Truth of Unconditional Love is VERY FUN to Know. AND, this promise that we can Create the Beauty, right out of thin air. Who wouldn’t be willing to throw a little paint around?
We are all a bunch of Monkeys and it is a VERY DIVINE THING when we are Curious about Love and willing to take a few falls while we’re figuring out a way – because We DIVINELY KNOW with the Power of Conscious Thoughts, we WILL THINK OF THE WAY.
The Monkey doesn’t play by any silly human rules. The Master of all Arts is said to hardly finish anything it starts. It runs off as soon as it sees something even more beautiful. Creation begets creation. The old canvas will wait. CHUEN guides us to get a grasp on our Divine Inspiration. Write it down. Sketch it out. The Monkey manages the Resource of All Time, for the purpose of drawing Happiness we already hold within into the Moment. We can remember anything we Loved before, and imagine what we Love in the future. There will Always be Something to Learn from Time. With a sense of humor, we’re not afraid to look.
We can create other-worldly landscapes of experience when we’re guided by a Divine Artists hand. CHUEN chooses to create from the realm of Spirit. Some of my favorite memories are Sacred Ceremonies and the teaching around the Medicine Circle. In the beginning, it was a bunch of stories and I wished they would get to the point and just tell me what to do. I asked a lot of questions. I wanted to know. The Elders said, “The answer is in the question.” (THANKS.) LOL
I heard that for a decade before I ever got a clue what they were saying. Tracking and Choosing our thoughts, puts us on course to see lots of things from a Higher Perspective. That’s the Sacred Exchange for everything that Human has to witness. 🙂 It took years to see that when I asked the question, I was already thinking of MY answer. I wasn’t even asking a question. More, asking for someone else to validate my own Truth. That’s HOW I FOUND my own Truth, by figuring out what I REALLY believe. The Deer wants us to Stand on Holy Ground. The Deer keeps an eye on things all the way around. When our Truth ceases to stand, we can spring quickly to the next place of Peace, Harmony and Happiness.
The Deer holds the Strength of Heart. Some arrows can pass right through. Anger is never an expression of the Truth. Behind anger is the Fear of Losing Love. When we are vigilantly Conscious of the Truth and the Heart Burning for Love within every living thing, we will HEAR in our Heart that the Divine Medicine needed to heal is Love. MANIK holds the Element of Water, changed into Living Water when it is Seen and Acknowledged to be used for a Sacred Purpose. Monkey/CHUEN doesn’t care how someone asks. They can hardly wait to pour out the Blessing. Then, stand back, and see what happens… to witness what Love CAN do.
We could make a rule of creation that whenever things don’t look right, we just wave our hand over the water to stir it up, then wait to see what appears when it returns to the balance. If it’s a gift we don’t want to receive, we can accept it graciously, then take it home set it on fire and jump up and down. 🙂 We could at least take a moment to think about how funny it would be. I had a friend named Moe and I loved to watch her ways. We met somewhere in our 30’s – a time I wasn’t very good at expressing myself. If someone asked me on a date and I didn’t know want to go, I didn’t want to say the wrong thing and make them feel bad. I think I must have closed myself off from appearing to have any interest in anyone, for the fear of rejection on either side. I heard someone ask Moe for a date and she replied, “Are you kidding? I wouldn’t go out with you in a million years. I think I’d have to keep my eye on you.” (Laughing.) She was an influential friend, one you lose somewhere in time. Yet, I can’t forget. She took me to my first sweat lodge. We can lose a lot of friends over silly human tricks. If there was once Love between us that We Remember. They Remember.
Monkey/CHUEN is the “patron saint” of the Daykeeper. The Sacred Initiation is held on 8 Monkey/CHUEN. We were created for a Divine Relationship. We were created to be a witness to Love, and stand back with the Creator to share what we think about the expression. The world is a living gallery for Monkey/CHUEN, sharing what we think. We’ll know if we go too far outside our own boundaries. Life is more fun when it’s funny.
When Time calls us to another place, may we shape-shift there to look around. We can even go to the future. Just breaking out of our shell, an important tool for the journey may be the bathroom scales, just to keep close as a reminder that Time balances all things in the end.
To all my relations, may we claim our Best friend is Above and doesn’t have any deal-breakers. May WE be a friend without any deal-breakers. If someone pushes OUR boundary, we can share the Truth in a funny way. If you CAN’T THINK of anything funny, then say, “I can’t think of anything funny.”
May we kneed to the One that can raise our perspective on everything with Time. May we imagine how grateful for Life, someday when we think it’s over. Then, imagine what a Supreme Creator would have waiting on the other side of the door… a “This is your life” movie with all the parts you didn’t see go by, and you want to see EVERY MOMENT one more time, while a Divine One says its Beautiful.
in lak’ech, i am another you
Jaguar Woman/9 Eagle/MEN
HOLDING THE WAY OF THE JAGUAR: The Power of Gratitude
I’m grateful there are never any days lost on the Mayan calendar, and that Human can never change the Holy DAY.
This morning I saw a Human Being at the grocery store that was donned as a moving tent. Not really, but that was the impression of a blanket worn as a coat. The Deer always sends me on the “mission of love.” I’ve been looking for someone to help since Christmas. The charitable organization didn’t have the means to accept donations I’d put together, and there was some “residual need” to fulfill an Intention. This was my first chance on 4 Dog/OC. I thought it was a woman, but it may have been a man under the blanket, dragging a collection of trash bags behind. This was EVERYTHING I was hoping for. LOL When I approached to offer the gift, the gratitude overflowed and we’re hugging in the grocery before we realize we’re breaking the social distance rules. It was such a beautiful moment of shared happiness. Only I was holding up the checkout line. The deli misunderstood and gave me 2 containers of the noodle salad I’d ordered. And I even had a plastic fork. So, I made a second exchange on my way out. Same reaction. That was a moment saved by God for the Perfect Day of Unconditional Love.
THE TRECENA OF DEER/MANIK
Visit the 13-Day Trecena Guide for highlights of the Deer/MANIK trecena.
The “Tzolk’in Field Guide” includes a Count of Days and aspects for days and the trecena.
Links to download Volumes 1 and 2 are included.
5 Monkey/CHUEN (Cherokee, Raccoon/KVH’LI)
Galactic Tone 5: Empowerment. At the center of the cube we find Five. Five is an intelligent, organizing force which manages communications and materials, knowledge and application. Fives are natural net workers who gather what is needed. These persons can probe directly to the core of any situation making them excellent investigators.
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. Raccoons are 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. Totem Monkey: The energy of humor, the artisan and craftsmen of the Universal energy. Helps us to lighten up in all situations, was the glyph of the 4th world creation in conjunction with OC so that we would have humor in all of our endeavors. The humor, when added to a serious situation will allow you to have a less destructive pattern of resolution. This is the “Cosmic joke” energy to help us transcend the duality. A life path of comedian, actor, artist, artisan writer, satirist, any path is enhanced with this humor in conjunction with the creative energies.
[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]