THE TRECENA OF DEER/MANIK: LIGHT FOR A NEW LIFE
MAYAN CALENDAR DAYKEEPER’S JOURNAL
Tone 7 raises the Intention of Reflection. We complete the Human climb on Tone 7 to reach the top of the pyramid. Above the canopy was the Highest Altar with a view all around. We can see “all that is” and “all that’s not” in a place that can draw us to the Truth of the Balance.
The Number 7 represents Human’s power to create our own reality. The “reality” of our Life is built from the framework of the Truth We Believe, about our Self, Others, and Life as a Whole. Tone 7 offers a view from Above, to see the Truth in the Reflection, Below. The climb to Higher Consciousness IS Human’s way to See the Truth from everyone’s perspective. We can’t invest our Self in the Divine Work without being change by the experience, when we see the burdens we share. Empathy will raise our Love to Compassion, Love that Feels.
Reed/BEN is the Guiding Light for family and Home. Holding the Element of Fire, we are transformed by our Love for One Another, when we’re guided by Ben – the nahaul that Ties the Binds of Belonging. BEN is said to be a Good Day to Bless the Home. The Maya also observe BEN as a day to check in on the neighbors. BEN raises the family by leading them to an altar.
BEN holds very high expectations for integrity, believing in its own Highest Way. BEN guides us to lead with a “garden hose” and not a “steel pipe.” BEN’s beliefs are NOT the Blessing. We don’t raise intelligence with a steel pipe. We can never tell someone else what to believe, when the WHOLE REASON for the climb is to know WHAT WE BELIEVE. We can be a Divine teacher, when we remember the point of the lesson is help the next generation believe in their own Truth.
Reed/BEN represents an altar with 2 channels of Light shining from Above on 2 thatched prayer mats, Below. To share the Light of Reed/BEN we have to be the “hollow bone.” All the matters of Human Ego must be burned away, when we believe “we’re right.” We have to Bend to one another to remember that Truth is always different for someone else. BEN is the evidence that our Spirit Knows the Way… believing in our own prayers. We can have Faith that a Divine Creator will share the way, if the children follow us back and forth to an altar. Children always imagine stepping into our shoes. We were changed by the Light. They will be changed in Harmony and Equity, when we leave the Truth in God’s hands.
The Truth and the Reasons to Be are the Light for a way. The Leader of a Family is meant to be the Divine Provision for a Human Being who can’t do for themselves. When the children get into trouble, our best guidance is to play the role we’ve been given. “What happened? Are you alright? Did it hurt? Is there a better way?” As the “hollow bone” we will Remember how one Truth leads to another, and only the “Truth we believe” has the legs to stand.
The Monkey/CHUEN can remind us how silly some of Human’s rules can be. We run a risk with children as smart as we are, to see the ones that don’t make sense. Those do more harm than good when we try to push the ideas.
I was sitting in a cafe next to an older woman and child that appeared to be her grandson, ordering breakfast. The boy of about 4 years old was fascinated by the individual packets of jelly on the table. She told him he couldn’t eat the jelly, it was to put on food. When the child’s pancakes were delivered to the table, I saw his eyes light up as he reached for the jelly. She said, “No, that’s not for pancakes. Jelly is for toast.” My heart went out for the expression on his face. He had a plan for the jelly.
When you are a Being of Human limitations, it’s easy to screw up trying to “do the right thing.” Who made up the “right and wrong” ways to eat jelly. When we see “all that is” and “all that is not” our Highest Choice To Be, the Power of Love will be the way that stands. Love will balance a multitude of Human failures. We have to do a lot of things that don’t make sense to the children, like why you can’t play in the street when no cars are coming.
When we bend in Humility at an altar, we will be the “hollow bone” for the Love to shine through.
The greatest gift of Wisdom and Intelligence that we can share with the next generation is their own “freedom of conscious.” It’s one thing to share a truth that “I would have done that a different way,” and another to convey that “your way is wrong, because it is different.” If it’s the jelly, they will only wonder who gets to make the rules. They may learn that they should always “go along” to find happiness, even when it doesn’t make sense.
Reed/BEN offers a Light to see in the Balance, the Divine Family where everyone’s thoughts and ideas belong around the table. We can allow others to believe their own Truth. Time will raise the Truth of Higher Consciousness. On Reed/BEN our Heart is Opened to the Blessing of Belonging. We’re guided to treat the Whole “like family.” Reed/BEN will shine a Light on the Circle, a Sanctuary of Belonging. Every heart yearns to know, “where do I belong?” We can find where we belong, when we ask in Humility, kneeling at an altar. BEN offers the Light of the Sunrise from the East to see the way for our New Beginning.
To all my relations, may we give thanks for the little ones that teach us to grow up. Life is beautiful through their eyes. May we see everything we can from the perspective of their Wisdom and Faith in Love. They are the Divine Ones who can burn away the ego with the Divine Truth they share. May we listen, like they have something Divine to share. May we think twice, to say yes before we say no for no good reason. Children hear “no” a lot. The more we say “yes” the more they will know Love is the Balance.
May we forgive our parents, who intended good beyond their own limits to carry it out. We can only Love another as much as we can Love our Self. When we hold the Intention to Love, at least we know we’re trying. Children will know when we’re trying to Love. And, we can tell them that sometimes we fail. When it’s “okay to fail” we’ll hold the hope to try again.
The top of the pyramid is a threshold to Higher Consciousness. The Jaguar jumps right through holding the Gratitude for the Light and the Truth of Answered Prayers. May we take the Leap of Faith, believing “in the balance” is the Answer to our Prayers. May we remember that the children believe we are the “higher ones.”
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’s so much to learn from each other, especially the children. There were a lot of things I couldn’t do for myself, that were easier when I was doing it for the children who believed in me.
THE TRECENA OF DEER/MANIK
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7 Reed/BEN (Cherokee, Reed/I’HYA)
Galactic Tone 7: Reflective. Seven stands as a mirror to divide light and dark and to reflect all that is and is not. Seven is associated with the source of creation and the flow of Divine Will. With a keen sense of ethics, Seven establishes purpose to current and future goals.
Reed/BEN: Reed persons are the spiritual essence, protectors and guiding light for family and home. They are competent speakers who will take up a cause. Very tough and analytical, Reeds endeavor to bring peace, harmony and order to all of their relations. Reeds are blessed with great skill at negotiations and consoling which are very often put to the test. Although Reeds need a lot of appreciation, may have marriage or business problems because of inflexible vies and high expectations, which erode affinity. The lesson for Reed is to be like a garden hose, not a steel pipe. Bless or repair your house.
Cherokee, Reed/I’HYA: REED- Symbol-Reed is the Earth, reflection of the Star Chaga of Pollux. Reed made up the Magician Twins who led the journey to bring back to life the daughter of the Sun. The Casket is Gemini. Energy for Intellectual minds, creation, re-creation, new directions, breaking the ties that bind. A trailblazer and leader. From the East, direction of success and happiness, no matter what route is taken, always ending up in the Light.
[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]