THE TRECENA OF MONKEY/CHUEN: CREATING A NEW WORLD
MAYAN CALENDAR DAYKEEPER’S JOURNAL
Tone 12 raises the Intention of Understanding. Threads of our experience are tied together. One gives meaning to the other, and the Divine One makes Common Sense of it all. Tone 12 empowers a Gift of Retrospection. We were inspired along the way to believe we could know the Truth. On Tone 12 the Truth moves from our head to our heart by Divine Agency. Comprehension is a Gift of Divine Design. It’s COMMON. Every Human Being Loves the Gift (when it’s Truth we wanted to know).
1 Monkey/CHUEN inspired us to create a New World of Happiness and Beauty. CHUEN is the Master of all Arts, holding all the mystical gifts of an alchemist at play. The Monkey/CHUEN was inspired by the Unconditional Love of Dog/OC, it’s pal at the peak of the Tzolk’in round. Together, they Understand the Meaning, Purpose, and Opportunity of Life.
Love Seen and Acknowledged can carry us through all the Storms of Life with a smile on our face, in the Presence of the One. It’s just Monkey Business going on in the world. We create other realities out of thin air. The Monkey’s point is – you’re already creating. How hard could it be to do what your doing for another REASON? Like, using TIME to create Happiness?
We only need to start Time over from a Beginning, reaching for a Higher End. Like the Seed of Corn, we don’t exist as a single-point in Time. The Monkey’s point is TIME, and the Gift of Consciousness to imagine whatever end we choose.
Wind/IK is the Voice that Awakened our Consciousness through Sound and Vibration. We were stirred out of a Peaceful state of mind, like an alarm in the middle of the night. Life began, when thoughts were raised by Questions. “Who am I? Where have I been? Where am I going?”
Life began as “pure spirit” suspended in perfect balance where every need was met. Then we woke up in a Human body of physicality. Chaos was the order for a New Experience of Life. CHUEN holds the Consciousness of ALL the Day Signs. With CIMI’s gift of Clairvoyance, the Monkey sees chaos as the Beauty of Becoming, with a Gift to Know and the Freedom to Choose. CHUEN likes to change things, just to see what happens. The Monkey’s point is the Cause and Effect of Time given a Beginning toward an end. The Monkey figured out that it only FEELS like Time takes forever, because One Day, we will want to know that Love can last forever.
Through Forgiveness we can see we Are One with the Human Race. We are ALL the same colors on the inside, Red, Yellow, Blue, and White. The meaning of the colors and their beauty lies within (White/Yellow = Dark/Application; Red/Blue = Light/Inspiration). Wind/IK is White, representing an Application of Truth to the end of Wisdom… the bones to stand, and the teeth to “bite through” the substance of matter to meet again. We are ALL Sages, when we apply the Truth we know. The Monkey’s gift for Wisdom is Comprehending our Power of Creation. To Be Different, the challenge of the game is to be the “different way” of Being Our Self. It’s a choice. Do we STILL have to ask, to imagine the most beautiful ending? If we Choose to believe in Miracles and Magic, SOMEONE could Love us that way. CHUEN creates Miracles of Love for the All-in-One.
Wind/IK holds the Power of HURACÁN the Mayan god of wind, fire, and storms, the one that disseminates the Truth of Divine Wisdom. IK is the Breath of Life and the Breath of Spirit, the very Essence of our Being of Consciousness. The Sanctuary of our Consciousness holds threads of Time and Experience, the Whirlwind of Truth and the chaos for Creation. The Element of Air relates to Human’s faculties of Consciousness and Life. The Wind of the Creator’s Voice was the 1st sound of Life, our 1st breath. Life began knowing, “I Am.”
Then, we saw our Human Self and the boundaries of physicality. It takes Time to Remember that the Real Substance of Life is “pure spirit.”
The Elders said to Stop when the Wind Speaks. What is the thought that came with it? Was it a gift of sweet perfume that recalls another Time and Place? What were you thinking Before? Did a thought change to Beauty when the Wind touched your hair? Did the Wind ever push your thoughts in another direction, to what REALLY matters Right Now? Like finding shelter in a storm? Through the Sacred Breath of Consciousness, our Spirit can draw the Truth to Light.
12 Wind/IK symbolizes the Most Important Truth of Life we can comprehend. It’s marked by Human’s symbol 12, the Being of Duality (2) in the lower place, guided by the 1 in the Higher Place. 12 is the Number of Human’s Divine Potential to be the 13. The Cherokee Day Sign is the Whirlwind, the “13th Dancer” that leads the “12 Dancers” in the realm below. Dancing like the One Above, our Human feet can be lifted off the ground and our Spirit carried to the Heart of Sky. Our Spirit Soars on the Truth brought to Light. There’s more we can be, and more we can know, dancing like the Highest One.
The most Divine Moment of the Sacred Sun/Moon Ceremony was the fall. Where human will gave out, we were wrapped in white and carried to a Sanctuary and given “living water.” It took 4 years to make it all the way through a 4-day fast of food and water. Every way was worthy. The ones that finished early were given every blessing for “the work” of Pure Spirit.
We learn how to Live by learning how to die in dignity with a Dream and Gratitude for Life as our last words. Every choice of “life or death” is the chance to see. The best way to go is reaching beyond our self to the Highest One. Before the dance, we were called to take an Oath to Live through our own ending.
The Monkey’s way will be exalted on 8 Monkey/CHUEN, our Transformation to the Wisdom of Divine Justice. We will claim the Truth of the Seed and the Power to plant our Self in the Center of the Beauty of Life. 8 Monkey/CHUEN is the celebration of the Daykeeper’s return to the beginning of the path, and the Time for others to dedicate themselves to the Journey through Time. 8 Monkey/CHUEN is the Tzolk’in New Year (8 B’atz by K’iche name, a tradition shared North and South).
Counting the days and the thoughts that go along with the meaning and purpose of Time, the Tzolk’in shares the Highest Perspective. We can seize the Divine Opportunity to Love. Every Moment of Love we create can change the whole picture for someone else. Suffering was worth the Time to know how it feels. The Sun/Moon dance was hard, but all the ways were soft for the Divine Meaning and Purpose.
To all my relations, I pray for you 4 days this Summer when you take ALL the Time for your Spirit. It takes stepping out of our worldly shoes for a while to SEE another world. Beauty is easy to find when we have Time to think and are surrounded by the influence of our Divine Mother Earth. When we get old or when the human ways and means give out, we can hold the same ceremony in Spirit from Truth we Remember. The Elders taught us that in Remembering, “the work” is done. In other words, if you take something from Mother Earth and you forgot to leave an offering, Remembering completes the Sacred Exchange, imagining what we choose to do. There is NO TIME known to our Spirit, only ALL Time rolled into one Divine State of Mind.
This is the time of the round when I start remembering how I started. I couldn’t go on, yet I saw no viable choice to leave the planet. How would I ever bear all the Time left. I was 65, sure my dreams were over. By all accounting in 2015, every personal balance was less than zero. A daily concern was how long the tape would hold up the 3 windows of the car in the rain. (I still bless people in cars with taped-up windows. I know how it feels.)
The Tzolk’in became the only Spiritual Tool that offered a way through Time. An IRS debt was the waking nightmare without an end. I had lost everything before I fell behind. The only thing I could see was that my life wasn’t fair. I lived a martyr’s life. No one knew the troubles I’d seen. Though, I’d been following the calendar since 2002, if there were any journals, they were all over the place. My first commitment was just to keep them in one place, online. Shortly after, was the 8 Monkey/CHUEN new year, and I knew that to be a Daykeeper was a dedication to the purpose. I reached to count all 260 days, honoring each Intention and Day Sign in an equal way – by writing a journal and painting the glyph. I needed a bite that was bigger than I could chew to know I gave everything for One Last Chance to Live Again.
Nightmares that went on for 5 years simply fell away. I still remember the Divine morning I comprehended the Beauty of Life. This day felt like the most beautiful days of childhood. It was the state-of-mind I remembered from walking to school for Summer Recreation. There was no homework, no rules, and doors open for the breezes to be drawn through. All the art supplies were left open for any project we might choose. I was living the experience like I was REALLY there. Nothing had changed in my life. I realized things didn’t have to change to be happy if this day could last forever. I’ll never forget.
Life is changed by a Choice to see Truth from the Highest Perspective, AND allocating the Time to Know.
To all my relations, may we give thanks for all the Senses to Feel and Know the Truth. May we wonder at the Common Gifts to see how Divine they really are. Human Beings are different, created for a different meaning and purpose. The ways were given by the One that knows all the reasons why. May we give thanks for One who can touch us and speak to us so we Remember.
May the Wind disseminate the Divine Truth of Life. Our last breath will hold the balance of all the Truth of Time. We can create Love in the Past, Present, and the Future. Then we can go back and see it again to Remember the Truth we always wanted to know, and the Answer that was always the same. We were perfect knee-high to the corn. We were both held under the Creator’s wing while we were growing together.
in lak’ech, i am another you
Debra, Jaguar Woman, 9 Eagle/MEN
GOD HAS A SENSE OF HUMOR:
My thoughts were drawn to a dearly belated friend I haven’t thought of in years. He had a good sense of humor. I didn’t find any last words about his life, but the google search found another that shared his name. Dave Rankin, known as “America’s Greatest Farmer.” Born in 1825 in Indiana, he said he never had shoes for the summer because they couldn’t afford it for the ones they would need in the Fall.
“In 1910, at the end of his life, however, Rankin—with a fortune estimated at $4,000,000—was widely known as a true American “rags to riches” success story and enjoyed notoriety on a national scale as America’s greatest farmer. Labeled by numerous newspaper accounts as the “richest farmer in the world” and the “Real Corn King.” Source
His genius innovation proved that ALL THINGS can be turned to a Divine Meaning and Purpose.
The Dave Rankin I knew would have led me to this kind of Monkey Business to Remember a smile from the past. How else could he know exactly what was on my mind. I lost my friend unexpectedly, 33 years ago.
He left without saying goodbye. But, now I will choose to know he never left without remembering. The memories are still as clear as a bell to live again. The Love between us was about always seeing the best and laughing at the same jokes. That’s the only way I can remember him. Time we Love lives forever within. I’m grateful for Time rolled up in our head.
TRECENA OF MONKEY/CHUEN
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12 Wind/IK (Cherokee, Whirlwind/AGALU’GA)
Galactic Tone 12: Understanding. This number’s energy is a gift of great capability of retrospection. It is this ability that allows Twelve to connect disassociated parts into a (new) functioning whole. The energy of Twelve is that which presents a new piece of understood information or accumulated experience to be applied.
Wind/IK: Breath of Spirit, breath of life. Winds embody the power of dissemination and planting of good seeds or ideas. Dreamers and planners with powerful imaginations, Wind persons make great orators and they spread the word of spiritual inspiration as it is carried by the wind. Wind is the power behind the movement of natural cycles such as weather, erosion, and cultural change. As the wind, these persons are extremely changeable and adaptable. They may appear inconsistent or fickle to others. Wind can be destructive to self and others by putting on airs. When Winds strut and boast, expanding on facts and accomplishments, they are building the dark clouds of trouble that may become hurricanes.
Cherokee, Whirlwind/AGALU’GA: Whirlwind’s symbol is a double spiral helix in rising smoke. Wind brings energy for an Inquiring mind, learning and wisdom. In Cherokee, the constellations are represented by 12 birds (dancers), the 13th bird is the Whirlwind, the lead dancer. This reflects the whirling of life. Wind is the breath of the Universe (matching the Mayan symbol) channel of communication and carries the Sacred Smoke to the Great Spirit (Source- Hunab Ku in Mayan); matches the pulse of the breath of the Cosmos.
[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]