THE TRECENA OF NIGHT/AKBAL: THE DREAMER THAT BELIEVES IN THE DREAM
MAYAN CALENDAR DAYKEEPER’S JOURNAL
11 Reed/BEN, ((Cherokee, Reed I’hya), Destiny Kin 193
January 11, 2023, 01/11/2023
Greetings Beloved Kin,
The Reed is a symbol of the “hollow bone,” a channel of Divine Communion of Spirit that is opened between the Above and the Below. A channel is opened within when the flesh is burned away from our bones. Bones are symbols of the Truth for our Spirit to stand in the world below. Reed is the symbol of an altar, the place to go where we humble our self to reach for a Higher Truth from Above. We come with our own discernment of the meaning and purpose of our experience in the world. In Atonement, we are opened to know a Higher purpose for the Truth we are intended to know about every experience.
BEN holds the Element of Fire, a passion that burns from within to become who the Creator intended for us to be… our Divine identity written within the Human Seed.
Reed/BEN represents the essence of thought we share when we become the leader of a family. BEN is known as the Guiding Light for family and home, in the interest of the children. We are inspired by the children to walk the walk. We put our Truth into action for the Ones we Love more than our self. We can learn from the children through the wisdom of their Innocence. As One, we feel the responsibility and the duty to be the best we can be to set a good example.
The symbol for 11 represents 2 lines for the 5’s – the Power of Human’s Hand and the Hand Above. When they are united in the highest work of Creation to manifest the Truth and Power of Love, they create the dot – a “one” of even Higher Value by an exponential power of Divine Trinity.
Master Number 11:11
Number 1 is a symbol of the 1st, the Best, and the Only Highest One. Master Number 11 is a symbol of the Source and Divine Inspiration from Above. Our Consciousness of Divine Inspiration is magnified by every repetition. 11:11 represents a Divine wake-up call, or a Code of Activation. We are always drawn to consciousness of the moment here and now when we see those numbers. By tracking Human’s Common thoughts, the Maya defined the Truth of Time written in our Divine Design. The glyph for Reed/BEN incorporates the image of 11 as the two channels of Light that fall upon an altar to the One. Below are the two thatched prayer mats where the 2 kneel as one. 2 is a symbol of Human as a Being of Duality – a creation of physicality and a creation of Spirit. 11 Reed/BEN is an “11:11” symbol on its own. Today, the 1’s are repeated again as the 11th Tone on the 11th day of January (another 1, in the place above 1/11/2023).
The Night/AKBAL trecena is a cycle of “Light” with the Intention to receive Divine Inspiration. We are reunited with the Highest One in the realm of our Dreams. AKBAL represents the Time for knowing the Creator’s Highest Intentions for The Creation. On the 11th day, the Mayan priest and shaman climbs to the highest altar with the Offering of a Higher Truth, claimed through our Consciousness in the down-below. God’s ways are a mystery beyond all Human Understanding. On Tone 11 we’re raised to a Higher Vibration of the Creator’s Love. Atonement with the thoughts of the Highest One is the sacred exchange for every Offering we bring in humility for our Human limitations.
The Creator’s divine thoughts are written within on every scale of Time. The 11th Hour of Light in the Maya lands falls near the end of the day after the family has gathered around the table, giving thanks for the blessing of food and the place where we belong. In the hour after the meal our Common/Divine thought is drawn to the Truth of what Life is all about, and the reason why we invest the work of our hands. Thoughts turn to a dream about tomorrow and the higher ends we could accomplish on behalf of the whole.
Reed/BEN defines the Highest Truth we can share. It comes with the direction to lead the children with a “garden hose” and not with a “steel pipe.” OUR Truth isn’t the highest Truth… not, if we truly want them to reach higher ground. We’re never the perfect example, and children are conscious to see everything. The best we can do is to claim our own limitations, and the Truth of Answered Prayers. They will see how we are changed with every trip to an altar, and they will follow from their dream to walk in our grown-up shoes.
Reed/BEN days are observed by the Maya as Time to offer a blessing to the Home. The Maya reach beyond the home to check in on the neighbors, like family, to lend a helping hand where it may be needed. When we do, we create belonging for others in the community, and a place where a door will always be opened to us. We don’t have to invest a lot of time when we check in like family. We don’t have to be entertained when we stop by to see if we can help carry out the trash, or to bring an offering from our table. We don’t even have to cross the threshold to let someone else know we care.
I learned this lesson from children at my old apartment during COVID isolation. It started with Julian, an 8-year old who met me at the trash dumpster with an offer to throw my bags in. Then he started showing up at my door offer his service. It turned into a little “business” when I offered the exchange of $1 per bag he hauled out for me, and stocked up on snacks to throw in a treat. Then he brought a friend, Diante, along. Julian moved and Diante took over the “business.” When he moved it went to his buddy, Alex with his buddy Orion. The succession of little angels never crossed my threshold, but the few minutes they shared after school was the best time of my life. I encouraged their enterprising natures and told them how smart they were to learn how to make a little money on the side. They shared their philosophies of “giving” and sometimes we traded our works of art. They were God sent during my isolation, and they will always be in my prayers for the love that passed between us. Distance was important to teach them to maintain boundaries with “strangers,” and so I wouldn’t be a worry to their parents. It ended when I moved in 2020. I wish I could see them now.
Children are Wise. They can teach us a thing or two about Love. And, they are the perfect examples of the joy of believing in our dreams. They love it when we ask them what they think. Sometimes, we’re afraid to know. Facing the Truth at any cost is the way to burn the flesh from our bones.
Reed/BEN holds position 13, the number that is the symbol of Answered Prayers. The Jaguar’s “earth magic” is gratitude. We’re humbled every time we remember to Count our Blessings. They turn our thoughts to the Truth that matters no matter what else may be going on in our life. At the time I felt lost and alone, and they were an answer to my prayers. Ask and you will receive. Tone 11 reminds us to Look and you WILL see it’s the Truth.
Today our eyes are opened by the Highest One to See the One Truth that is the Answer to everything. I would have never known such a blessing if it weren’t for COVID, when Mother Earth sent us all to our room “to think about it.” Healthy boundaries are divine to stand on the Truth of who we are and to Give without sacrificing the space we need to “be our self” without any expectations.
I learned the same thing from you. We don’t ever have to meet for me to see the Light in you. You wouldn’t drop by here unless you were reaching too, to find the place where you belong in the world, and the Truth to believe your Dreams are meant to be. You’ve changed my life with every visit.
with love, in lak’ech, I am another you,
Debra, 9 Eagle/MEN
THE TRECENA OF NIGHT/AKBAL – THE DREAMER THAT BELIEVES IN THE DREAM
Visit the 13-Day Trecena Guide for the “Tzolk’in Field Guide: A Daily Practice for Personal Discernment.” It includes an overview for each trecena of the Tzolk’in calendar round, and the aspects for every day, so you can discern a meaning for the day that is personal to you. We are creators of our reality by the divine thoughts we follow every day. We can turn away from thoughts of darkness that are only the illusions in the world below.
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11 Reed/BEN (Cherokee, Reed I’hya)
Galactic Tone 11: Resolution; 11 assists every new thing to find its place in the universe in the process of ‘fitting in.’ some modifications must occur. Eleven is the energy of dynamic actions facilitating change, simplification and improvement.
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 endeaver 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, many have marriage or business problems because of inflexible views and high expectations, which erode affinity. The lesson of Reed is to be like a garden hose, not a steel pipe.
Cherokee, Reed I’hya: 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]