1 Reed / BEN – A Sanctuary for the Circle of Life: Day 1 of 13

InnovationNewsNetwork.com: The Milky Way is more unique than we previously thought An international team of astronomers has found that the Milky Way is too big for its cosmological wall, something yet to be seen in other galaxies. A cosmological wall is a flattened arrangement of galaxies found surrounding other galaxies, characterised by particularly empty regions called ‘voids’ on either side of it. These voids seem to squash the galaxies together into a pancake-like shape to make the flattened arrangement. This wall environment, in this case, called the Local Sheet, influences how the Milky Way and nearby galaxies rotate around their axes in a more organised way than if we were in a random place in the Universe, without a wall. Typically, galaxies tend to be significantly smaller than this so-called wall. The Milky Way is found to be surprisingly massive in comparison to its cosmological wall, a rare cosmic occurrence.

Greetings Beloved Kin,

1 Reed / BEN

Reed/BEN is the guiding light for Home for the sake of the children of every generation. The Reed is a symbol of the “hollow bone” that serves as a channel for the Communion of Spirits, Above and Below. It’s up to us to keep the channel open through an intention of Humility. Reed/BEN shares the Element of Fire to burn the human flesh from our bone. A Divine Father and the children of a new generation will inspire the way.

It’s Time to take stock of where we are in our Human orbit. Our past can raise the Faith we are intended to hold for the future.

From human’s perspective through our 13-day cycles of creation, we spent the first half of the first season discovering the Truth of all our possibilities by Divine Design. Our lessons for the beginning of a New Seed of our self wouldn’t be complete without knowing a Divine Meaning and Purpose for our life. Deer/MANIK led the second half of our first season, sharing the mission to Love. Sun/AHAU intended for us to Know the Greatest Source of Love and the Highest Authority is always by our side. Through a demonstration of Divine Love, a Dream was born to Give Back and to grow into the image of the One who offered Life.


Reed/BEN inspires the way to be the leader of a family. The children are the reason we want to walk the walk. Reed/BEN represents that state of mind when we are invested in standing in the Integrity of the Truth we want the children to know. We hardly take note of what sages they really are. Just like the Divine Father, their eyes are trained on the Truth in the interest of everything they are eager to know. They are the vigilant witness of everything we say, and everything we do. (We’re more “forced” than “inspired,” when the whole neighborhood is likely to hear about everything we do.) By human limitation, that’s when we can also begin to teach them to hide the truth. If we are humble, they can teach us a thing or two.

From the Higher Perspectives of the 13 uinals of our whole orbit, we’re barely getting started. In the first uinal we were inspired by all the possibilities of life. In the second uinal we engaged the mystery, all the questions about Our means and ways to carry the dream to its end. In the 3rd uinal we are guided by the Power of Divine Trinity. We don’t have to imagine the way to the end, as long as we know the Divine Father will share every “next step” along the way. The only way to see is through a dedicated path to an altar within. Through the offering of humility, we remember the Creator Loves us Any Way.

In case you’ve been feeling the energy of “hurry up and wait,” according to the order of Time we’re all about to know the “next right thing” to do. By the end of the 3rd uinal we’ll know the Time is Right. In the 4th uinal we’ll be grounded by the Truth we learn from the all-in-one. The 5th uinial we’ll empowered by Knowing “we can.” That’s when we’ll find our way out of the woods and into the Light of Knowing.

From the perspective of Earth’s Time and our planetary experience, the Haab date is 1 Sip/Zip (the 2nd day of the month of 20 days numbered 0-19). Sip/ZIP means Red. The month is observed as a time to honor the god of hunting, Ek Zip. Hunters and fisherman blessed their tools and performed blood-letting ceremonies. (Source: Mayan-Calendar.com) Life carries on by way of a sacrifice of one life on behalf of another. ALL living things are conscious of Life and Love. The Green Beings are said by the Elders to be the most sentient beings on Earth. They can feel the shadow when Venus transits the Sun. They are the most conscious of the Gift of Life from the Sun. Their lives are no less worthy than our own to love their own Time and Place. Reed/BEN will expand our consciousness of ALL things that belong in the Circle of Life.

(A thunderstorm is moving through. I had to stop and run outside to receive the blessing.)

The Guardian of the Reed/BEN Trecena and the 1st Season
We will ascend on 13 Serpent/CHICCHAN that lights the fuse to ignite the Force of Life within. Reed/BEN is the Sanctuary within that will guide us to the Time of a Quickening of Spirit. We’ll be moved by the Gifts of Spirit that Feel to “clearly see” the Truth. From our next ascension we’ll begin the 2nd season on 1 Transformer/CIMI, time ordered to Know we’ve been transformed on a scale of life or death. 1 CIMI (Destiny Kin 66) marks an experience that we will remember as the zero point between a “before” and “after” a Major Life Change.

The 2nd Season
We grow to maturity and learn the Higher Love that comes with the responsibility of caring for someone else. We are  no longer the center of attention. Love for our Self will grow as we see the sacrifices we are willing to make for someone else. In the 2nd season our dreams are aimed at the good of the whole and the life we would create for the ones that follow. Our journey change from static to the dynamic energy that is Powered by Love.

We still have plenty of time to grow (39 days) before we reach 1 Road/EB where the New Road to our Divine Destiny REALLY takes off in the 5th uinal. That’s reason enough to choose wisely and learn everything we can along the way. The only way to learn is to admit we don’t already “know it all.”

On Tone 1 of the Reed/BEN trecena we’re starting all over from the state of Inertia. Tone 13 is the crashing of the wave that was set in motion before. On Tone 1 we reside in Unity with the Dream shared from Above. Our 1st Inspiration is the Light we’re intended to Look to See.

1 Reed/BEN

Reed/BEN marks the place at an altar and the way of the Deer to kneel in Humility. The glyph illustrates two channels of Light that shine on an altar from Above. Below are the two thatched prayer mats, for two to kneel as one. The cross-hatch element is a symbol of the veil that covers human’s consciousness of the Truth.

BEN guides us to lead the family with a “garden hose” and not a “steel pipe.” We aren’t intended to pound our Truth into anyone else’s head. We hardly know a thing, and the only Truth we CAN know is drawn from the experience of our own Time and Place. We can share a Gift of Living water as the Truth of Answered Prayers.

The only way to teach them is to show them where we turn when we fall short by our own Human limitations. If the children see us go to an altar, they will follow and learn their own way. As the leader, the best we can do for the children is to believe in our own prayers.

Reed/BEN’s highest hope is to create the Circle where everyone belongs and everyone has some Divine Truth to share. Checking in on the neighbors is a tradition carried on by the Maya on days marked by Reed/BEN. The children learn that charity extends beyond the home. We will always know a place where we belong, when we love our neighbor as our self.

Reed/BEN is a day to offer a blessing to our hearth and home. That’s the next right thing to do in the 3rd uinal of Movement to carry our Mission to its highest end.

May we remember the sacrifices made for us by every generation. May we be conscious of the sacrifice of life that is brought to the table and offer a blessing. May we acknowledge every meal as an Answer to a Prayer, and remember those who go without. May we remember the Beauty of Life all around and the Divine Father who will provide a way for every living thing to know a divine meaning and purpose.

May we start from a new beginning looking forward to the return of Sun/AHAU, exalted in the Light of the Zenith. May we consider every choice we make as the Offering we are preparing to bring. May we invest our heart in the climb and honor our own blood, sweat and tears.

The Elders taught us that whenever we see our own blood to remember “what’s going on.” To be fair, every blessing must abide by the Law of the Sacred Exchange. If you see your own blood, it’s worthy to give thanks for a Divine Intervention in Human Affairs that required the sacrifice. Remember to bring an offering to the altar for the Ancestors.

Divine Father, Help us to complete this first journey and season considering every “next wise thing” to do, before every step we take. Thank you for the feelings to Know the Truth of Answered Prayers that you intend for every ending and beginning. Help us face every challenge remembering the sacrifices that were made by every Human that cared for us before, on behalf of all  the children who follow.

Thank you for being with us always in the Here and Now.


The Elders taught a way of praying 7 generations back and generations forward as a meditation. I learned two things from the experience. 1) Someone prayed for me a long time ago. And, 2) as far as I could imagine, one way or the other, a circle that connected the first to the last was created before I could reach the end.

in lak’ech, i am another you

Debra/9 Eagle/MEN


BIGTHINK.COM, March 30, 2022 – “Wow! The Milky Way is almost as old as the Universe itself”
Galactic archaeology has uncovered a spectacular find: the Milky Way already existed more than 13 billion years ago.  (The article includes a video that illustrates how it came together.)


Visit the 13-Day Trecena Guide
for a daily aspects of the Reed/BEN trecena.

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

Volume 1 covers the first two seasons of the Tzolk’in round. The “Field Guide” is available to download from a link on the 13-day Trecena Guide Page.

1 Reed/BEN (Cherokee, Reed/I’HYA)

Descriptions by Ian Xel Lungold, 12 Sun/AHAU

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

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 o 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.

THIS IS A GOOD DAY (AND A GOOD TRECENA) TO: 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]

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