7 Reed / BEN – The Truth and the Way: Day 7 of 13


This photo was taken 8 Monkey/CHEUN (the New Year, 8 B’atz), the day I completed my commitment to 260 days. I took a picture for any signs in the sky – and the Deer appeared with its antlers.

DEER Beloved Kin,

In the 2nd uinal, we are just the little Bambi, with big dreams for the future.

You can sing on High to all things “less than” in the Down Below. Or, you can claim the Whole and Sing with all the Angels.

Deer/MANIK led us to the altar of Reed/BEN, the guiding Light for Family and Home. There are two place to kneel shown on the glyph – one for us, and one for “the other.” Differences are resolved when we are both kneeling at an altar. A Way was all we ever wanted to know from the beginning.

We were born Sages. We witnessed everything and we saw what people say and what people do. We witnessed the darkness and the light. Which was the Truth? If our thoughts and feelings “didn’t matter – if things were just the way it is” – if no one else felt what we felt, how could we ever know if Love was REAL to last? What if WE could become “the other?” We were born seeing both sides.

Our friend, Jen, near Lake Atitlan says it’s still a tradition to look in on the neighbors on days marked by Reed/BEN. The most important Light for the Children to SEE is BELONGING – as they are. And, “the others” belonging, too.

It’s been hard/easy so far. Yesterday was a very hard morning – the kind of resentment, you can’t shake off with the wisdom of consciousness. At least I knew I didn’t want to claim it. And, all it took was to ASK – please take this away. It was taken away. It was “finished.” May we bring everything we can “finish” to the altar of the Holy of Holies.

love, in lak’ech, Debra

PS – We ARE Bambi’s children. At least, most of us heard of Bambi when we were children. We’re just starting out. We could do better, remembering how children love the first discovery of Beauty.


The journals BEFORE, After:

MASTER  NUMBER 2,222: Today is the day that would have been 2,222 days counted from the dedication of this journal on 8 Monkey/CHUEN, October 18, 2015. Every Daykeeper that marked the Mayan New Year (8 CHUEN/8 B’aatz) as a beginning, will reach the same count on their journey. It’s Here and Now on the scale of ALL Time.  “The First are Last, and the Last are the First for the Whole.” We ASCEND as One. No one “finishes” early. The Time is only the difference of a single breath. Life.

I was moved by Deer/MANIK to STOP my count of journals before I perfectly completed 2,222 in a row. I changed before I reached the end. I didn’t want to do anything perfect anymore. I just wanted TO BE me, and for THAT to be enough.  So, this became – is becoming – the journal, AFTER. I don’t know what it will be, but for now – I don’t have to think anymore. I can read along and see what changed – what I can see, that I didn’t see before.


I questioned what might happen 2,222 days from the beginning of the count, AFTER 1,111 journals marked the end of a Sacred Ceremony from the Pilgrimage to Ek’ Balam. It was only a synchronicity I knew at the end, after more numbers and signs than I could count. The first was a Time chosen that happened to be Ian Xel Lungold’s Mayan birthday, 13 years after his passing. It happened to fall on Halloween and the celebration of the Day of the Dead in the Yucatan. MANY things “just happened to be” that could ONLY BE Divine. It was a COMMON thought to wonder if it could happen again.

I heard Ian’s voice in my head at Ek’ Balam, and all he said was “TIme and Place, Time and Place.” I wondered how I knew his voice, but he said it in his videos all the time. It wasn’t a “recorded voice” at Ek’ Balam – and the Black Jaguar was there, Seen, but Invisible. The Jaguar followed MY path to see if I walked the walk. I KNEW when “the work” was “finished” between me and an Iguana.

That was the first place I FELT like I lived in a LIVING world. It helps when the air is so hot and humid that Sound Echoes. You can FEEL it, when the birds chirp – like a peck of sound. I heard the Mother’s heartbeat when the sun rose and the waves were the rhythm for the Morning Chorus. You can listen where you are to hear it best, when the WHOLE WORLD comes to attention to Witness the Beauty with each Sunrise – like it’s new, never remembered this beautiful before. It’s the same with every Spring.

Instead of wondering what could happen on day 2,222, I chose an Intention for the end. One question I was trying to answer forever, where do I belong? 7 Reed/BEN is the Answer to a Prayer Above and Below, ON BEHALF OF THE WHOLE – all the 2’s.

NOW, in this Time and Place – OUR ANSWER is waiting at an altar. It will matter to OUR LIFE. By all the signs and symbols, we’ll see Truth add up that WE ALL belong at the table. Our LOVE IS enough. I was meant to be. YOU were meant to be, and WE were meant to KNOW… at the SAME Place at the SAME Time.

AND SO SHALL IT BE, by the TRUTH of the Holy, Holy, Holy… marked by Destiny Kin 33.


Published: March 2, 2021 (03/02/2021)
TODAY’S KIN: November 17, 2021 (11/17/2021)
7 Reed/BEN, Destiny Kin 33 – Master Number 33, the symbol of the Heart’s Most Divine Expression of Love


7 Reed / BEN

Greetings Kin,

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

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. AFTER – I’m grateful that the “grandma” helped ME think twice about “the rules” of the game – I couldn’t see in myself. At the time, I was sure it was just “the other” that didn’t play fair (by MY rules). Maybe the kid was allergic to jelly, or he was wearing a brand new shirt. 

Music to Awaken the Inner Force | Confidence and Courage | Self-determination


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.

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]

2 thoughts on “7 Reed / BEN – The Truth and the Way: Day 7 of 13

  1. Debra, dear!

    My stepfather(my only REAL father!) died on the day KAME, and the next day, KEJ, while walking in the Zen garden near my friend’s house, we saw an eight point buck nibbling at the roses in the adjoining garden! I felt the power of this beautiful sign. These are the synchronicities that keep me connected with this Path.

    Love to you! S


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