The Trecena of Crocodile / IMIX – Bonding with the Mother


Altars and Shrines – Expressions of Mysteries Within

This cycle of Time holds the same purpose as our Time in the womb. We live many lifetimes in one. We found a womb outside in the arms that shared the fundamental provisions for life.

When we can’t see the truth of our Own Story, a Human mind of duality, can see it if it “belongs to someone else.” Everything we see about another Human Being is a Truth about our SELF. Looking for LOVE in everyone, we Create the same Beauty in our Self.

The Scion was created to See the Scion in the whole. We’re created as the Personification of the Supreme Creator.

To reach beyond our own experience, we can use the Truth of Mother Earth. She’s one and the same demonstration of EVERY Mother’s Truth of Love. Doubts and fear are the reason we live contrary to a Divine Nature.

1 IMIX is the beginning  of a brand new life. We can watch  it grow to hold its place in Time.

The Elders taught us to build shrines to mark Our Time and Place on the Spiritual Grid. I shared the sacred ceremony of anchoring of a Sound Chamber, built from the vision  of Joseph Rael, Beautiful Painted Arrow. The chambers were oracles for sound, constructed like a womb surrounded by Earth. A portal to the Up Above drew the smoke from the Sacred Fires burned within.

Inside we were grasped by the FEELING of Sound. One of the Elder Moon Mothers performed a sacred ritual inside to “sweep our path clear” to the Fire at the center. One by one she went around the room. You could FEEL the Truth from the Sound.

They magnified the Sound of our Prayers as an Offering to the Heart of the Mother. We amplify our own Spiritual Experience of Divine Communion through the practice of rituals and sacred ceremonies.

Anchoring the Sound Chamber was the Divine Initiation for a Time, Place, and the Name for an Oracle of Sound. As the crow flies, from the center in Skiatook, Oklahoma, we were sent in pairs to the 4 directions. We were directed to find a place 200 miles from the center. A chosen Sister and I carried the shrine to the West.


A small stone was given to be buried in the Earth, blessed by offerings of sage, cornmeal, tobacco, and water. It would be buried with our prayers and a piece of our self, a few strands of hair. It was early on my own path. I wondered how many of these shrines were hidden everywhere. It was a Spirit Journey and a meeting of minds to AGREE on a PLACE we were CALLED to be. There were signs for agreement.

The Time was marked forever, traveling 200 miles – 2 as 1 with a Divine Cause. We saw more than twice as much, sharing the beauty on the way back and forth. We found the “signs” for the place sharing one of Joseph’s stories. We brought the Light of the experience back to the Heart of the Chamber. From the Center, we knew an “X” marked the spot where Love is returned to the Mother.

There are an unlimited number of  ways to bless a Time and Place. Building shrines in nature is an ancient tradition. They are Places marked by the Power of Consciousness and Love. They direct thoughts to a Divine Mystery.

As Above, So Below. We can create the shrine just as REAL in the realm of our Consciousness. All divine ways are given in Harmony and Equity. It has to be fair. It only takes the same equal effort in the realm we choose.

If the ceremony was carried out in Spirit, you would still dress for the occasion, pack your bag with the sacred tools to take along, and search for the place. When you found it, you would leave something REAL to you, you will remember. You can offer the prayers and FEEL where you are as you allow the Time to know the Truth in Sacred Exchange.

It’s a blessing to our Spirit to know a place where the Truth stands within. We can  bond with the Mother and with every return, chart Divine progress.

In the USA we save the annual school class picture to document the growing years. Height was recorded on a doorframe. Every mark had a story. The ones I remember were “no change.” Children love to be measured.

It’s a sacrifice to return for an offering with the best stuff. Though, in the place we remember they belonged to Mother. We carried them off for our self. She knows love is the reason her things “reappear” after they’ve been lost without a trace.

It’s likely we all have an evil streak, even as children. I can’t be the only one. I remember taking the scissors. Then I lost them in my room. So, “Mother lost them.”  She was SURE she knew exactly where they should be. I can still see the place too, on the crocheted doily of her bedroom dresser. Luckily, I found them lost in my room. Though, I never admitted the Truth. I returned them to the floor behind the dresser. Then when Mother was in the bedroom, I found them for her. We respond to the Highest Truth something sees in us. The Divine Mother might extend a little time for the end of Love she knows is the Truth. The human mother is likely to be happy, when she gets the scissors back… she’s not so sure of herself. She has her hands full.

When we place the shrine, we honor them both.

love, in lak’ech, Debra

For a New Tzolk’in Round

Visit the 13-Day Trecena Guide for daily aspects and events of the trecena.

“Tzolk’in Field Guide: A Daily Practice for Personal Discernment”
by Debra Malmos, 9 Eagle/MEN

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Free Tzolk’in Journal Page | Tzolk’in Calendar Chart

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1 Crocodile/IMIX (Cherokee Turtle/ DAK’SI)

Galactic Tone 1: Unity. The beginning of all things, the first and the whole, the all of one, assertive and self guided these persons give a good push to whatever project they are associated. One persons work best when meeting a challenge. Do not expect one person’s to be attentive to details or put the finishing touches on things.

Crocodile/IMIX: Crocodile receives messages of primal creative force; simply the beginning of all things. Crocodiles who follow their hearts are seen as genius. There is no order to the primal messages, so Crocodile persons should direct their energies toward practical and cooperative efforts to bring productive results. Crocodiles have a strong nurturing energy and will work hard to provide security to family and friends. Being extremely territorial, Crocodiles must watch not to be over protective or too dominating. While in these states, Crocodiles are insecure, indecisive and emotionally volatile.

Cherokee Turtle/ DAK’SI  I’SB:  Symbol, Turtle Island. Direction East. The Turtle Constellation Orion, one of three stars in the Cosmic Egg. In Mayan this is the Cosmic Hearth.  Energy of Creative force at the one-on-one, personal level; dawn, awakening, birth. The beginning of each new era, this star in Orion appears with the rising Sun, heralding the creation of a new World cycle. TOTEM Imix/Dragon – Energy to understand all things sacred. Creation energy, connection for visions to learn the mysteries of the Universal knowledge. The dragon carries the source energy of life, revered in ancient cultures for power and wisdom.

[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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