12 Serpent/CHICCHAN – Vision Quest: Day 12


12 Serpent / CHICCHAN

Greetings Kin,

“Serpent power is vital energy, the moving force, the instinct and desire for creativity, the trigger that sets off the action. Serpent lights the fuse that magnifies and explodes the life force itself. Knowledge, combining science, technology and psychology, plus spirituality are seeded on the planet.” – Cherokee calendar

Seed/KAN was the Spark of Divine Power as the Consciousness of Knowing. KAN symbolizes the Force of the Dragon within. Serpent/CHICCHAN is the symbol of the Divine Source of Human’s “lightning in the blood” that the Maya call the Sixth Sense of the Heart.

Serpent/CHICCHAN resides in the East with the Element of Fire to transmute matter from one form into another. CHICCHAN is a Force Above with the Power to Call our Attention to a Divine Communion of Spirit. CHICCHAN marks the Truth of Divine Discernment through our Feelings.

The Serpent Feels its way through the vibrations of movement on Mother Earth. The Snake sees by Feeling. To Remember the Wisdom of the Truth we have to Feel it. CHICCHAN guides us to pay attention to our own gut instincts. On CHICCHAN our Spiritual Gifts are awakened like the Kundalini energy that travels up the spine to the crown of the head.

Our Spiritual Gifts were given in harmony and equity from the beginning. We are not trying to receive the supernatural gifts of Spirit. The challenge to overcome is to see what has always been working perfectly and to UNDERSTAND what it means.

Tone 12 holds the Intention of Human Understanding. This is a day when disassociated pieces and parts of our experience are all drawn together into a new and meaningful whole. 12 is a symbol of Humanity, and Serpent CHICCHAN is our connection within to a Power Above.

The Jaguar led a Vision Quest for Light of New Spiritual Wisdom. CHICCHAN holds the Force to manifest a Spiritual Experience that combines a Divine Revelation with Truth that can be Felt and Known to Human, body and soul. CHICCHAN awakens our Spiritual Senses. The Serpent will guide us to shed our skin to Feel what our Heart needs to Know.

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2 Wind / IK – The Sacred Berries

Oil 11×14″ Crumbo

Greetings Kin,

Minisa Crumbo’s beautiful painting for the Wesak has had me thinking about the Sacred Berries of Spring. I thought what a blessing they must have been after the winter as an offering from nature that appears for the first harvest. I asked Minisa, 1 Wind/IK, if she would share the story and she has been gracious to share.

Many thanks and much appreciation, Minisa, for sharing the story as it was passed down.

much love, in lak’ech, Debra

Continue to read Minisa’s story.

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The First 8 Monkey/CHUEN of this Journal: October 18, 2015

Greetings Kin,

8 Monkey/CHUEN (8 B’aatz) – First 8 B’aatz I painted.

I wanted to share the journal from October 18, 2015, the day I made a commitment to Count the Days. I had been calling myself a daykeeper since 2002 without a Dedicated Practice. I looked at the Tzolk’in every day for some synchronicity. That was as far as I looked.

I had written a few posts from the calendar on the blog, and thought it would be a tool for organization. Then one day, I mentioned the 21-day Gratitude Ceremony in a post. I thought, why talk about it, if you aren’t going to do it. I committed to 21 days. “What had I done? What would I even have to write tomorrow?”

Don’t hold me to any Wisdom about the Maya from 2015. I guess it was good I picked a narrow topic. I couldn’t even Sign my Name.

On that 8 B’aatz I realized I never made a real commitment. I Initiated myself. As my Offering, I made a commitment to 260 journals and 260 glyphs, one for every day.

Material changes have followed and I’m still following that path to another Dream. I could never measure the value of a worldly return to the Consciousness to see all the Blessings that were Always there and are Eternal.

I couldn’t have done it without YOU. I’m grateful to Celebrate the Day it began with you.
The Sun is shining, the Mother Finch is singing her song to it, and I placed my Love there. The Signs and Symbols will rise with tomorrow’s Sun, the beginning of our New Life on Earth.

in lak’ech, Debra  – HAPPY NEW LIFE

BELOW – THE JOURNAL AS IT STARTED: Typos, errors and all (like always)

21 Days of Gratitude, Day 4 – Happy Maya New Year!

Wajxaqib’, 8 B’atz’/Chuen/Monkey

8 Monkey/Chuen/B’atz’

Galactic Tone 8: Justice – Harmony and balance are the intent of Eight. Eights carefully weigh ll evidence to reach a balance of justice. Eight is the power of organization demonstrated in statement, “as above, so below”. The energy of 8 organizes all levels of creation.

Monkey/Chuen/B’atz’: Known to the maya as the weaver of time – Monkey takes ideas as threads of vines and weaves them into the fabric of our reality.

HAPPY MAYA NEW YEAR! (Waqxaqui (8) B’atz)

Wajxaqib’, 8 B’atz’/Chuen/Monkey

Wajxaqib’, 8 B’atz’/Chuen/Monkey

The K’iche’ Maya of highland Guatemala honor this day, 8 B’atz’ (Chuen/Monkey) as the beginning of the 260-day cycle of the Tzolk’in calendar. This is a special day when the Maya community joins to celebrate with Fire Ceremonies of gratitude and is the day of initiation for Shaman and Mayan Daykeepers.

When Maya people celebrate the Tzolkin new year, they are celebrating that the creation of the world has been fulfilled and that a new cycle of 260 days begins. The ceremony includes calling all of the 260 days of the Tzolkin/Cholq’ij calendar. Monkey is the first one called in during the Count of Days in Guatemalan Mayan fire ceremonies because he signifies the beginning of time.

These ancient sacred ceremonies are a time of purification, blessing and celebration now recognized and honored by Daykeepers throughout the world as well as the traditional Maya. Among the practices of a Daykeeper is to welcome the inspiration of a new Sun, and to send a message of love forward on the Sun in lak’ech to the next Daykeepers waiting for the dawn.

To all my relations, I am grateful for honored traditions brought forward from our ancestors that bring meaning and connection to our lives. I am grateful for every new beginning and for the opportunity it brings to be made new once again and to clear a way for a fresh path forward.

Most of all, I am grateful to hold a sacred space with those that share the path of beauty that we may all move forward in harmony and in the spirit of lak’ech – “I am another yourself.”

Today brings an opportunity join in a celebration in harmony with all that is. As this new day dawns, I send my love around to you on the Sun.

The REAL World we live in…

Greetings Kin,
While all the news would suggest we live in a very frightening world, the TRUTH of our reality reveals something very different. I was moved by this story that shares the Truth of the Natural Love that flows between us. This is the true substance of our world.

“Sharing French Fries With a Stranger in the Chicago Airport”
– By Carmelene Melanie Siani

in lak’ech, Debra

5 Dog/OC – Journey of Transformation


5 Dog/OC

5 Dog/OC

Greetings Kin,

As we travel the road to transformation we are empowered by the intention of Unconditional Love. Dog/OC brings the perfect illustration as a faithful companion, willing to risk its own life for our own. We are empowered on Galactic Tone 5 through the Divine Language of Love.

Minisa’s writing on Setting Sacred Intentions reminds me that the action of setting sacred intentions is a communication to the Creator that draws to us Divine Support and the sacred wisdom of our Ancestors.

Dog/OC empowers us to experience the highest intention of Unconditional Love. There is always evidence of the Creator’s Love within the beauty of the Natural World.

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13 Serpent/CHICCHAN – Divine Correspondence


“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” – Lao Tzu

13 Serpent/CHICCHAN

13 Serpent/CHICCHAN

Greetings Kin,

On Galactic Tone 13 we arrive at a new vista. From the new perspective of our ascension Serpent/CHICCHAN ignites us by revealing the success of our latest efforts.

In the day-to-day our changes may seem like minor adjustments, though the consistency of our incremental movements forward has far more impact on the road to our destiny than any occasional monumental effort.

Like watching children grow, the closer one is to the action the more difficult it is to see the changes as they are happening. We place significance on our milestones because they reveal the evidence of transformation. 13 Serpent/CHICCHAN marks such a milestone.

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11 Night/AKBAL – Divine Correspondence


Greetings Kin,

11 Night/AKBAL

11 Night/AKBAL

Galactic Tone 11 brings the energy for modifications and adjustments. The change that we desire to manifest requires a reallocation of our resources. This may mean a greater commitment is required, or that there’s something that needs to be let go. The decisions presented by Tone 11 require a reassessment of our priorities.

Night/AKBAL is a comforting Day Sign by most accounts – dreamy, mysterious, the place of the unknown where all potential lies, and the Day Sign that speaks to us in our dreams. Akbal is the dream and an energy of powerful supernatural possibility. Akbal is a good day to bring a pencil and paper to the bedside table before going to bed in anticipation of dreamtime inspiration.

Today is a GREEN DAY that magnifies what you focus on.

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Today’s Nugget – Tuesday’s Trickles!

A Tuesday feature in response to  Jackie’s Tuesday Trickles. Each Tuesday, share your very short snippets of positive, inspiring, motivating, health, spiritual, writing advice, clips, posts etc, that can serve as a prop to motivate others and simply add Jackie’s link to your post.


Thank you, Jackie – Happy Tuesday, all! 🙂


13 Road/EB – A Walk with Light


Greetings Kin,

13 sun easter

13 Road/EB

At Galactic Tone 13 our relationship with the Creator has ascended to a next higher level. Through a new enlightenment, we are able to see that Spirit is the principle part of who we are and realize ourselves as Divine Beings.

We have been enlightened to see the potential weakness of our Human Nature. The defenses important to our survival work at cross-purposes when we see one another as separate. Seeing one another as “the others” is the source of every social injustice. So, from our own feelings of separateness… from the place of our own deepest wound, we invariably wound one another.

A price must be paid to balance the consequences of our actions. Only through the Willing Sacrifice of one on behalf of another are we ever capable of maintaining the balance. The surrender of one’s self for the good of another is so radiant a Light that it dispels every darkness.

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6 Serpent/CHICCHAN – A Walk with Light



6 Serpent/CHICCHAN

6 Serpent/CHICCHAN

The synchronicity of the Tzolk’in calendar often amazes me, but I don’t think I’ve ever been so amazed as I am right now. The Light of the Sun/Ahau trecena has just been turned on, as we are entering peak energy of the trecena.

SIDE NOTE: When is Easter?
Easter is always the first Sunday, after the first full moon, after the Spring Equinox.
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