12 Deer / MANIK – An Application of Divine Truth: Day 12 of 13

Turning the Wheel, by Debra Malmos (Acrylic pen, Watercolor, and digital after-effects)

12 Deer/?MANIK, (Cherokee Deer Ahwu’sdi), Destiny Kin 207
January 25, 2023, 01/25/2023

12 Deer / MANIK

Greetings Beloved Kin,

Tone 12 raises our Consciousness to Understanding. Disassociated pieces and parts of an experience are drawn together into a new meaningful Whole. On Tone 12 Truth is “taken to heart.” Comprehension is the ah-ha moment. We Feel the Truth in the moment that everything makes sense. When we comprehend a “mystery” we feel the chills from the goosebumps of Knowing.

Wisdom is a matter of applying all the Truth we’ve already witnessed. We didn’t think it mattered at the Time. When we see it all-together at once, the Truth can become self-evident. “Why didn’t I see that before?” We have to have a reason that matters enough to look. When we think there’s nothing we can do about the Truth, we don’t like to remember. We give all our Divine Power away, when we think all we can do is “go along” with the “Truth that is.”

The hard Truths of our own experience hurt when we think there’s nothing we can do to change it. It takes Faith in something beyond the Truth we’ve imagined, to see the Real Possibilities that we CAN change the Truth of our own experience. We only have to see the Truth from a Higher Perspective to know we can change the Cause and Effect of every experience. When we consider that an experience can have a Divine Meaning and Purpose, we open our mind to an unlimited number of reasons why any experience can hold a Divine Purpose.

Deer/MANIK holds position 7, the number that reflects knowing “all that is” and “all that is not. Number 7 is the symbol of the Great Law of Creation, As Above, So Below. The Deer stands silently without defending the Divine Truth that speaks for itself.

12 Deer/MANIK marks a day when we’re intended to Understand a Higher Truth, as Wisdom shared from Above.


There’s two “lower” ways every experience can be worthy. 1) We can always learn something about what we like or don’t like. We can discern whether it is “good or bad,” or “right or wrong” by our own standards. That’s how we discover our own “I Am.” 2) When we apply the Truth we learned, we can learn ways to avoid the “bad” experience in the future, or how we might repeat the “good” experience again. There’s One Way to make every experience serve a Divine Meaning and Purpose, that expands our own Consciousness of the Truth…. when we share the Wisdom of our experience for the Highest Good of the Whole. We learn the most when we’re teaching someone else.

The Truth of a Divine Spirit within becomes self-evident when we reach to share our Truth in the best way we can. We have a Reason to look a little deeper, when we Love and the end is to share the Truth as a blessing that can help someone else. Deer/MANIK is the symbol of the Mayan priest who has a vested interest to share the Highest Ways, standing in the Integrity of the Truth as a dedicated Mission on behalf of the whole. Following a dedicated path that leads to an altar, Deer/MANIK demonstrates the way to a place where we always realize the Higher Truth of Love. When we’re Honest with the One Above, about all our Human limitations, our Offering is the ultimate sacrifice of the Heart. Through every Offering that brings us to our knees, we are promised the Sacred Exchange of Atonement. The Divine ah-ha moment is when we Feel the Truth of the Creator’s Unconditional Love. The Truth about our self always sets us free,  when we see our self reaching to be something greater than we were before. That’s the Truth that matters to the One Above.

Deer/MANIK holds the Element of Water, the Source of Life that flows through our Heart.  Our heart Leaps when we comprehend the Truth of Love. If we look deeply enough, it’s plain to see the experience is involuntary. We can’t make our own heart leap with joy. If this is true, then…

Tone 12 raises the Intention to Understand. We can understand Divine Truth when we really want to know. We are influenced by all the Elements of Creation to know things in different ways. On days that are influenced by the Element of Air, we can know a higher truth through an application of Consciousness that turns to our mind of reason. The Element of Fire can help us comprehend the Passion we hold to know. That’s when something burning inside wants to resolve the Truth. The Element of Earth is truth we experience through all our physical senses. The Element of Water engages the Heart to Feel the Truth  we would Love to be.

The Deer discerns the Truth by standing silently and using it’s gift of Vigilant Consciousness to see the Truth all around. The Intention on a planetary scale for the Haab year that is nearing its end, was to stop in our tracks to see the Truth all around. We were offered the (11) Intention to resolve the “Truth that we see” so we can discern what it means and Know the Wisest thing we can do. When we carry out the Deer’s Mission, we will always know the Highest Truth and the Way of Knowing the Love of the Highest Power and Authority can share the Truth that will always lift our Spirit and multiply the experiences of Love, Gratitude for Life, and our Happiness for the Whole Experience.

That’s the Common Dream every Human shares the same. In the end, we just want to be happy and to know there’s a Divine Solution for every challenge. We never have to “go along” believing there’s “no way out” or that we have to settle for less than what the Highest One Dreamed for us from the Beginning. That’s reason enough to look high and low, and all around in all the ways we can discern the Truth. The “magic of every transformation” is an Intention to share every experience with the One Above who will ALWAYS understand how it Feels when we’re brought to our knees.

Our thoughts of reason matter for the Intention to see “what it is” from a different point of view. Our tangible experiences matter for the “hard evidence” every Human needs by the Design of our Human Nature. Our Passion to Know is the Reason we Look to see How we could change the future. The Truth is seated in our Heart, when we Count our Blessings and Remember the Divine Possibilities that are Offered by the One Above, through the Golden Rule that is Sharing the Truth of Love. Our Love is always seen the best when we’re sharing the Truth of Forgiveness. That’s One Way every Human recognizes the Truth of Love. That’s the most important Truth we can teach one another, that in spite of Human limitations, we’re all enough to be loved as we are.

That’s a Dream that’s higher than any one of us can carry out in a perfect way. Only at an altar do we always remember we can Ask for a Hand from Above. MANIK is the keeper of Spiritual Tools. We apply the smartest tool on the bench when we Ask for God’s Will and “let go” of every way we “think” we know to solve the mystery of the way to our Highest Hopes and Dreams. The Truth we need to know to stand in Faith is the Creator’s Divine Covenant of Love.

We can’t imagine it. No one can tell us. The Truth has to be Spoken from Above.

By Cherokee tradition MANIK is symbolized by Constellation Galagina, the Stag, known as Taurus, the Bull. Source: Starwalk

May we Give Thanks for the Truth that will always Speak to us through the Heart, so we’ll Feel the Truth we can never forget. May we Count our Blessings that we have something Divine to share for every experience we’ve known in our own Time and Place. It is true that “misery loves company,” but shared never does any good, unless we can share a way to reach the other side.

May we reach higher to share the whole Truth Below, as we share it for the Highest Purpose of the One Above. We’ll know when it’s the Wise thing to do. we will Feel the Truth when someone needs to know for the Highest Meaning and Purpose. Mysteries serve a Divine Purpose, when we reach and the Answer is shared from Above that makes our Heart Leap when we found our own way to Know. Mysteries of Love were preserved as hidden knowledge for those who would use the Truth for a purpose that serves the Human ego. The “truth is out” and we see how far people will go to use the Power of Love for an intention of evil. There are mysteries yet to be revealed that only the faithful will ever know. The Creator knows us better than we know our self.

love, in lak’ech,

Debra, 9 Eagle/MEN

THE JAGUAR’S MAGIC OF GRATITUDE: I’m grateful that the Highest One holds Divine Mysteries and when we Know, we can Feel Peace beyond our Understanding.

Don Alejandro Cirilo Perez Oxlaj, president of the Mayan Council of Elders in Guatemala, and head of the Indigenous Council of the Americas. Tata has shared his wisdom with many peoples around the world.

May we aim our thoughts of Love to our beloved Tata, the Mayan priest who prays for us, and who shared the Truth when we were intended to know. All the Spiritual Masters know when we send the Love that overflows in Gratitude for their Wisdom shared for a Divine Meaning and Purpose.

Every Human Heart feels the Truth whether they know it or not, when we shine the Truth Above for the Creator to share all around in Harmony and Equity with the Whole. Humans from the beginning of Time have shared Truth passed down from the beginning.

You may send an offering of a gift or prayer to Tata through Joseph Giove, a long time friend. You can reach out to Joseph for the way to offer assistance. Tata is approaching his late 90’s, and among the oldest living Spiritual Masters that still carries out his dedicated Mission of Love. He lives simply, in his home near Antigua. His gifts are given freely without an end of profit. All the Elders taught that the Wisdom of Spirit is intended to be free.

Don Alejandro is the 13th Generation Mayan priest who was given the purpose to share the Wisdom of the Mayan calendars for the Time of the 13th Baktun, the shift of the ages that was observed on December 12, 2012.

Joseph Giove and the Common Passion Core Team


My gift for the Tzolk’in round is the “Tzolk’in Field Guide: A Daily Practice for Personal Discernment.”

NEW SEASON – VOLUME 2: Tzolk’in Seasons 3 and 4 (PUBLISHED SEPTEMBER 20, 2020)

Volume 1: Tzolk’in Seasons 1 and 2, are also linked for download.



12 Deer (Hand)/MANIK, (Cherokee Deer Ahwu’sdi)

Galactic Tone 12: Twelve is a gift of great capacity 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.

Deer/MANIK (Hand): Deer are spirit tools. Silence itself is a spiritual experience for Deer. For Deer life is a pilgrimage. Deer are dominant persons who defend the people and will make sacrifices for others. The spirit of Deer upholds the pillars of the four directions. With the power inherent in the number four, Deer pushes away bad influences or negative energies. Skill and quality of work are very important to Deer. They are presented with tools for every task in life and it is with these that they are able to rise above limitations. Deer has a habit of keeping every tool it has ever used. This leads to clutter and indecision, loss and procrastination. When confronted with promises not kept, Deer becomes stubborn, manipulative and evasive.

Cherokee, Deer/Ahwu’sdi: Symbolized by Constellation Galagina, the Stag, known as Taurus, the Bull. It does not include the Pleiades and Hyades clusters which in Cherokee are viewed as separate. To feed, gatherers of food and supplies, they enjoy rituals, ceremonials, feasts, the souls of hospitality, sociability. Freedom versus security issues often inspire leadership and unique solutions.  Combined with artistic and inspiring energies in harmony with lunar cycles, they nourish the clans. Totem-Deer:  A priest or shaman, a powerful person in general, to overwhelm an individual with one’s personal power, divination; inclined to become a teacher, healer, guru, civic leader, or politician.  Ability to create harmonic resonance.

[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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