THE TRECENA OF DEER/MANIK: A MISSION OF LOVE
MAYAN CALENDAR DAYKEEPER’S JOURNAL
7 Reed/BEN, Cherokee, Reed/I’HYA, Destiny Kin 33
April 21, 2023 (04/21/2023)
Greetings Beloved Kin,
Peak Tone 7 marks the end of Human’s climb at the Center of the 7 days and 6 nights of Creation. Tone 7 raises the Intention of Reflection. We are offered a Higher Perspective to see “all that is” and “all that is not.”
The Deer’s Mission was to lead us to an altar where we kneel in Humility for all our Human limitations. Even with the best intentions, we never complete the Mission of Love in the Highest Way. Through every Offering we’re promised the an Atonement to see what the Creator sees from the Up Above. “All that is not” carried to its highest end is what the Creator will complete for us when we are United as One for a Divine Cause. The Creator loves us for reaching beyond our limitations to the investment of our Heart.
Reed/BEN offers the symbol of an altar with two channels of Light descending from Above. Below are two thatched prayer mats, the place for two to kneel as One. The cross-hatch design on the Mayan glyphs is a symbol of the veil over Human’s Consciousness. The Creator sees the Faith we invested to carry on.
Reed/BEN exists as the Guiding Light for Family and Home for the sake of the children. BEN shares the God-given perspective we hold when we become the leader of a family. We learn to walk the walk for the children who will be watching everything we say and do.
Loving someone as much as we Love our Self, inspires a Higher Way. BEN’s highest way is to lead “with a garden hose” and not “with a steel pipe.” We can think we have to share the Truth of everything we know. But, our wisdom is limited to the Truth of our Time and Place. We look to the children to carry on in a higher way. For them to rise above us, our Truth is not as important as their own Truth.
The most important Truth is the Promise of Answered Prayers. Children are inclined to walk in our shoes. If we turn to an altar with every limitation, the children will follow to claim their own Truth. We share a gift of Living Water, when we have Faith in our own prayers, that a Divine Creator will lead them to their own higher ways.
The Element of Fire reflects the passion in our Heart. We may think we have to be perfect, though being perfect is far from the Truth or the way. They will face their own limitations. Our best demonstration of the Truth that’s real is that we all fail, and we’re still enough when we kneel to the Highest One for the Answer to our Prayer.
Reed/BEN is “a good day to Bless the Home.” We clear a space for the children to belong, when we share the Truth that we all fail and the Creator loves us any way. If our Heart is in the right place, we’ll always be enough for the Divine Hand that can carry our dreams to the end. It’s important to learn that charity extends beyond our own home. Everyone wants to feel like they belong. There will always be a door open to us, when we Love our Neighbors as our Self.
The “hollow bone” is a symbol of Humility, as the “flesh burned away from the bone.” To keep the lines of a Divine Communion open requires a sacrifice of Human’s Ego. We are called to pay the price for the sake of the children who may get the idea that they have to be “perfect” too. We’re only kidding our self, if we think we’ve come close to that end.
BEN leads us to a Sanctuary within, where it’s safe to share “all that we are not” and everything we dreamed we could be. Our limitations are part of our Divine Design. When we give up to reach for the One, we reach the place where we Can See the Truth of a Miracle. A Divine Creator will receive the Credit when we are kneeling in the Truth of our own limitations.
BEN guides us to share with “the other” that we’re all equal in the Eyes of the Creator. We’re all enough, just as we are to hold a seat at the table. Bless your self, and every “other” that longs for the place to belong. We can all carry on with Faith to believe, when someone demonstrates that they love us as we are.
Family Love is supposed to be easy. When family shows up they don’t always need to be entertained. We can lend a hand with the trash and be on our way. We can pick up the phone, just to ask if someone is okay.
May we bless our Home and our Life through all the ways we can extend the Offering of Charity beyond the home to every “other” that will be blessed to know someone cares and someone intends to be there if we need a helping hand. That’s the way to lead the Children by the Golden Rule. It’s better if we don’t have the “final answer” on everything.
Children grow Faith in themselves when ask them what they think. They can teach us a thing or two, if we’re willing to hear the Truth. We are born sages. The children are vigilant witnesses that never forget a “mystery” until they can discern the Truth for themselves. Don’t tell a child they are not old enough to know, or that there’s a question they can’t ask. Tell them you’ll share the Truth when the time is right, and to remind you later if they forget. Keep the channels open, so they won’t learn it the hard way somewhere else. Trust is a reason to be honest about our self.
May we forgive our parents who failed by their own limitations. We don’t have to follow. We were given our own Conscious. We can always be grateful for what we learned from their mistakes. Odds are good we will still fail, but at least it will be the best way we know.
May we draw upon the Power of a Divine Communion in the Sanctuary within. May we be willing to learn the hard way so we will remember. NO ONE knows better than You and the Creator the Highest ways for your Time and Place. I’m only sharing what I learned the hard way.
love, in lak’ech,
Debra, 9 Eagle/MEN
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THE TRECENA OF DEER/MANIK
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)
Descriptions by Ian Xel Lungold (12 Sun/AHAU)
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]