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Kolam: Ritual Art that Feeds a Thousand Souls Every Day

Each dawn, millions of Tamil women create intricate, geometric, ritual-art designs called ‘kolams,’ at the thresholds of their homes, as a  tribute to Mother Earth and an offering to Goddess Lakshmi. A Tamil word that means beauty, form, play, disguise or ritual design– a kolam is anchored in the Hindu belief that householders have a karmic obligation to “feed a thousand souls.” By creating the kolam with rice flour, a woman provides food for birds, rodents, ants and other tiny life forms — greeting each day with ‘a ritual of generosity’, that blesses both the household, and the greater community. Kolams are a deliberately transient form of art. They are created anew each dawn with a combination of reverence, mathematical precision, artistic skill and spontaneity. Read on for one kolam practitioner’s deeply personal exploration of this multidimensional practice.

Each dot, line, curve, interlinking circle, triangle and square is said to represent the universe’s energy and is backed by a heritage extending to over six centuries.

THE DAILY GOOD:

Kolam: Ritual Art that Feeds a Thousand Souls Every Day
–by Gayathri Ramachandran, May 20, 2021

 

The Native Americans carried on the same tradition with the offering of Cornmeal to the rising sun. A handful in the right hand was breathed upon 4 times with the Light of Gratitude and Prayers for the day. Then, released to Father Sky in the East, where the Sun Rises.

love, in lak’ech

Debra

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4 Reed / BEN – “The Work” of Creation: Day 4 of 13

Greetings Beloved Kin,

The Tzolk’in calendar is Human’s “Legend of Time.” The Truth stands on every scale of discernment. We need a beginning and end to know the Truth. We can never measure the truth of one moment. We do lots of things in the moment that are not our way of being. Truth is revealed by Time as Cause and Effect. Divine Causes lead to Divine Effects. An Intention to change One Thing, can change everything.

May we honor those who came before in the Remembering of Life and their Dreams. One way and another they were praying for Love to Live On. The greatest inheritance is to be conceived through Love. Love forges the Circle of Life through the ways we share in common and ways we look the same.

love, in lak’ech

Debra

HO’OPONOPONO – Original Prayer – 108 Repetitions – Morrnah Nalamaku Simeona

The Journal Before, for After…

4 Reed/BEN, July 20, 2021 (07/20/2021) – This trecena is led by 2 Powers, the Dog and the Monkey in affinity as a Divine Trinity. Two united as one for a Divine Purpose is the Truth for the Highest Work of Creation. We’re empowered by a question from every new beginning to know the highest Truth in the end.

THE TRECENA OF DOG/OC: A JOURNEY TO LOVE

MAYAN CALENDAR DAYKEEPER’S JOURNAL

4 Reed / BEN

Greetings Kin,

Tone 4 raises the Intention of Stability. We’re invested in a Dream when express the Choice to follow or take a step that makes it a Real Matter in our Life. Now the choice is either finding the legs to stand, or letting the Sound diminish in its own Time.

This Time we moved because lives depend on the Truth. It feels like a “last chance.” We need to know we made the Whole Investment for This Time that was given. Tone 4 is compared to the Cube, an area defined by it’s borders and parameters, and the most stable of all forms.

Human feels most stable in the “I Am” defined by those that uphold the Truth of Love. We don’t expect our self to be perfect. It won’t hurt to disagree, when the reason we share the Truth is Love, and we think more than once or twice before we declare our Truth as the One and Only Divine Perspective. The Elders say, there are an unlimited number of ways to accomplish the same thing. In fact, the whole of us in our unlimited number of ways will be our Highest Way. The end is knowing we are all Divine and EVERY Human’s difference, brings something extra to expand the Truth of the Whole.

Two human beings can express the same Truth, yet we may only hear it from the One that Loves. “Everything will be okay” only makes us feel better when we know it is the Truth Discerned by Love. The Sound of Love rings true.

The Road to Redemption is upheld by Time to See the Truth of a Promise. The Creation was set to Time so the Promise could be transformed by the Truth of the Experience. Time is the only way to know that a Human Promise will be carried to its end. Human can’t make a Divine Promise as a declaration of certainty.

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4 Reed / BEN – “The Work” of Creation: Day 4 of 13

THE TRECENA OF DOG/OC: A JOURNEY TO LOVE

MAYAN CALENDAR DAYKEEPER’S JOURNAL

4 Reed / BEN

Greetings Kin,

Tone 4 raises the Intention of Stability. We’re invested in a Dream when express the Choice to follow or take a step that makes it a Real Matter in our Life. Now the choice is either finding the legs to stand, or letting the Sound diminish in its own Time.

This Time we moved because lives depend on the Truth. It feels like a “last chance.” We need to know we made the Whole Investment for This Time that was given. Tone 4 is compared to the Cube, an area defined by it’s borders and parameters, and the most stable of all forms.

Human feels most stable in the “I Am” defined by those that uphold the Truth of Love. We don’t expect our self to be perfect. It won’t hurt to disagree, when the reason we share the Truth is Love, and we think more than once or twice before we declare our Truth as the One and Only Divine Perspective. The Elders say, there are an unlimited number of ways to accomplish the same thing. In fact, the whole of us in our unlimited number of ways will be our Highest Way. The end is knowing we are all Divine and EVERY Human’s difference, brings something extra to expand the Truth of the Whole.

Two human beings can express the same Truth, yet we may only hear it from the One that Loves. “Everything will be okay” only makes us feel better when we know it is the Truth Discerned by Love. The Sound of Love rings true.

The Road to Redemption is upheld by Time to See the Truth of a Promise. The Creation was set to Time so the Promise could be transformed by the Truth of the Experience. Time is the only way to know that a Human Promise will be carried to its end. Human can’t make a Divine Promise as a declaration of certainty.

Reed/BEN is the lord of the Day that raises “the best we can do.” BEN is the Guiding Light of Family and Home. BEN represents our Highest Hopes and Highest Aspirations to carry out Our Truth. The Light that guides us is the Wisdom of the Children. We know they see everything. We feel the call to Walk the Walk, so they will know the words we share is the Truth we REALLY believe. They see when we say one thing and do another. Human’s are prone to do that. They WILL  see it, one way or another. With Divine Consciousness we’ll see the need to double the effort, to make up for the next time we fall. What’s Divine, is that even after children see our two-minded way, they always see us in the Brightest Light as a “Divine One” that knows the Mystery of Life.

The Truth we are intended to witness As One is the Beauty of the Whole Creation. Humanity is central to the Manifestation of the Truth. We each hold our own Highest Hopes and Highest Aspiration. The shadow side of Ben reminds us “what not to do” to keep  the Truth of the Whole in place. The Blessing of BEN’s  Consciousness is realizing our own set of Divine Values, the Truth of our own Integrity. It looks different in every Time and Place, by personal experience. The same thing can mean a million different things, depending on the angle we see from where we are. Reed/BEN points the the Place where ALL Divine Truth can be united as One.

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4 Reed / BEN – The Work of Love: Day 4 of 13

THE TRECENA OF DOG/OC: A JOURNEY TO LOVE

MAYAN CALENDAR DAYKEEPER’S JOURNAL

4 Reed / BEN

Greetings Kin,

Tone 4 is a force of Stability that lays a foundation for Spiritual Growth. Tone 4 builds the Pillars of Faith for the Dream of our Creation. Tone 4 is represented as the Cube, the most stable of all forms. The boundaries and parameters define a body of thought as the “rules of our game.”

The Saints reminded us that Life is worth fighting for to the end. They witnessed the Truth of Life and Death and share the Wisdom of the Experience. In the Remembering, we’re guided to claim the Life that carries on.

Reed/BEN is the Guiding Light of Family and Home with particular interest on the Children of a New Generation. When we create a Family, the Light of New Possibilities inspires us to walk the walk. Reed/BEN is that state of mind Human holds to share a Light of Wisdom with the next generation. Whether they are our own children or not, a Spark within wants to share an easier way we learned by our own experience.

The glyph illustrates an altar with channels to a Light of Divine Communion, shining on the thatched prayer mats below. An altar is the place for an Offering, where we count our blessings in Humility. Reed/BEN holds very high expectations and Faith to believe in our own Truth. Though, Patience is required to see the Light we were intended to share.

Reed/BEN comes with a lesson to lead with a “garden hose” and not with a “steel pipe.” We aren’t intended to share our Own Truth for everyone else to  believe. We are meant to share the “Power of Believing in our own Divine Communion and Answered Prayers.” We pour out the Blessings of Light when we See and Acknowledge the Light of Divine Wisdom held in EVERY heart.

Children can teach us a thing or two. They hold the Wisdom of Innoscence to believe in their Dreams. We teach them “not to believe” in themselves when we use a “steel pipe.”  Children thrive when someone Sees and Acknowledges how “bright” they are.

I was a caretaker when my children were small. It was hard not to jump in and save them when they put a homework project off until the last moment. A smart counselor offered me another perspective. When we jump in to fix something, we are saying, “this is something you can’t do by yourself.” We have to allow children the experiences to learn the Truth of a world below. Humility is the only way. The “lead pipe” is “I told you so.” The “garden hose” is “What would you recommend as a better way?” Humility Feels like Unconditional Love to a child.

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4 Reed / BEN – A Manifestation of Love: Day 4 of 13

THE TRECENA OF DOG/OC

MAYAN CALENDAR DAYKEEPER’S JOURNAL

4 Reed / BEN

Greetings Kin,

Tone 4 is a force of Stability that lays a foundation for Spiritual Growth. Tone 4 builds the Pillars of Faith for the Dream of our Creation. Tone 4 is represented as the Cube, the most stable of all forms. The boundaries and parameters define a body of thought as the “rules of our game.” The Monkey reminds us, “Life is just a game of creation, you know… to see what you can do with it.”

It’s the Inherent thought for a beginning. On Tone 3 we moved, headed out the door to work on our creation. We followed an idea for a reason. The next step is to witness the project at hand. We size it up to see what needs to be done before we begin.

Reed/BEN is the Guiding Light for family and home. The nahaul/essence of BEN’s perspective is symbolized by an altar. Above, 2 channels of Divine Light are shining down upon the altar, and below are thatched mats for 2 who will witness the Light as One. An altar will uphold the Pillars of our Faith as the Holy Ground where we know the Truth of all things.

The Elders we must be the “hollow bone” for the Light of Spirit to flow through the channel. We can’t see a thing when we claim we know it all. Knowing nothing, we are open to know ALL things. When we kneel in Humility, the flesh of our ego is burned away and we are Divinely Open to Hear the Divine Truth.

Even Reed/BEN has a Shadow that can be cast from such High Expectations. Without Vigilant Consciousness, we may demand Our Way. The best guidance is always the Truth. “God will help you find Your Way. A day will come for You to Choose what you believe.” Isn’t that the living truth?  I was drawn to the indigenous path for that very reason. “Beautiful Painted Arrow” said, “Don’t try to emulate me. Create your own myths.” The Elders say that the traditional ways are Good and Well-proven Tools, worthy to help us use until we choose our own. Why wouldn’t you choose a Way allowing all to be EQUAL on their own Holy Ground?

There’s a Divine Inspiration and a Challenge reflected in Reed/BEN’s Light. BEN holds the Highest Expectations from Truth known at an altar. BEN’s shadow is Faith that demands “my way.” BEN is the leader that upholds Truth for the children. We have to walk the walk. They won’t care what we say, when that’s not what we actually do. Children will try on their parents shoes to imagine what they will be.

BEN guides us to lead with a garden hose, one that bends and pours out blessings, not with a “steel pipe.” To pour out the blessing is to acknowledge the Light of all our Prayers. Children hold the Light of the Wisdom of Innocence. A guiding Light is the witness and testimony.

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4 Reed / BEN – A Manifestation of Love: Day 4 of 13

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4 Reed / BEN

Greetings Kin,

Tone 4 is a force of Stability for Spiritual Growth. The Creator symbolized Stability as the cube, a stable form. A cube can hold its position with 6 equal sides. The stability of a cube is increased exponentially by equally expanding dimensions.

Plato wrote about the dimensions of form and conceived the “platonic solid forms.”  He associated each of the 4 primary forms with the classical elements of Earth, Air, Water, and Fire. Earth was associated with the cube, with 4 equal dimensions around, equal to its Above and Below. Earth’s Place balance is maintained by 6 planes of equal proportion.

All things being equal, we can believe in the stability of the form we create when 3 below are connected to the 3 above. Reed/BEN is the altar where we share the Divine Thoughts of the Creator.

Reed/BEN is the Guiding light of Family and Home. To Ground the Divinity Below, BEN guides us to an altar. The glyph illustrates an altar with two channels of Light Above, and Below, the prayer mats where Human kneels in Humility. There is a place for Two Divine Beings to be Bound into the One Trinity of Consciousness.

At an altar together, Human is Sacred for making the Choice of Divine Will. Our Spirit Knows the Divine Will of the Creator. Reed/BEN leads us to the direction of the East, where every journey ends up the Light.

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4 Reed / BEN – A Manifestation of Love: Day 4 of 13

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4 Reed / BEN

Greetings Kin, Bix a beel?

Tone 4 presents our stabilizing force for Spiritual Growth. The cube is the most stable of forms, creating volume by height, length and width. The 4 directions establish the form, parameters, and orientation. Tone 4 is said to establish “the rules of the game,” the framework and foundation for Creation.

Reed/BEN is an Altar of Communion between the Above and the Below. The glyph illustrates the channels of Light shining down. It is said they don’t reach all the way because Human still waits to see the Whole Glory of the Creator. Below are the thatched rugs where Human kneels in Humility.

Our foundation will be Humility in the presence of Divinity. Reed/BEN is the Sign of Family and Home that especially Honors the Children. We are ALL Children of a Supreme Creator. Our Intention to Create Love, Harmony, and Peace is the Movement of our Divine Nature. Our Communion with the One supports the Leap of Faith to Believe in our Divine Identity.

Reed/BEN is a day to Bless the Home. Home is our closest sphere of influence and our place of personal authority. Home is our nest for Creation.

The Elders called Reed the Hollow Bone. To be the Hollow Bone means to be free of expectations, totally open to receive Divine Inspiration, and also open to the experiences we leave in the Hands of the Creator. On our knees in Humility, we Offer our Faith in Divine Will as always better than our own.

PORTAL DAY: Element of Ether – Portals represent a thinning of the veil to other dimensions and magnifies our Spiritual Gifts of Discernment. A Portal will magnify our open Channel to the Creator.  Reed/BEN is the Day Sign of spiritual masters and clairvoyants.  We can be stabilized through a Spiritual Experience. 4 Reed/BEN guides us to Anchor Faith in the Divinity and Authority of the Intention to Create Unconditional Love for the Whole.

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4 Reed / BEN – Mission of Love: Day 4 of 13

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4 Reed / BEN

Greetings Kin,

Tone 4 presents our stabilizing force for Spiritual Growth. The cube is the most stable of forms, presenting the 4 dimensions of height, length, depth, and breadth. The 4 directions establish the form, parameters, and orientation. Tone 3 initiated Movement and Tone 4 gives us a sense of Direction.

The Reed is the hollow tube through which our Spirits are connected to the Divine. The glyph’s horizontal line illustrates an altar. Below are the prayer rugs where we kneel in the presence of God. Above are the channels through which we draw the Light of the Creator.

Reed/BEN is the defender of family and home. They hold the Higher Intention of bringing order, peace, and harmony to all their relations. Reed/BEN is a Day Sign of High Expectations that encourages us to live in the Integrity of our Divine Intention of Love.

PORTAL DAY: Element of Ether – A Portal that presents a thinning of the veil to other dimensions magnifies our experience of communion with the Creator. On Portal Days we can experience our Spiritual Gifts of Intuition and Knowing. Reed/BEN is the Day Sign of spiritual masters and clairvoyants. A portal will magnify our sense of the stability of the Creator’s Divine Love.

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4 Reed / BEN – Quest of Love: Day 4

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4 Reed / BEN

Greetings Kin,

Tone 4 presents our stabilizing force for the trecena. As the cube presents us with 4 dimension of height, length, depth, and breadth and Mother Earth offers the 4 directions, Tone 4 establishes the form, parameters, and orientation that will support our new Intention. Tone 3 initiated movement, and now Tone 4 gives us a sense of direction.

The Reed is the hollow tube through which our Spirits are connected to the Divine. The glyph’s horizontal line illustrates an altar. Below are the prayer rugs where we kneel in the presence of God, and above are the open channels of Spirit.

Those born as Reed/BEN are said to be the defenders of family and home. They hold the Higher Intention of bringing order, peace, and harmony to all their relations. Reed/BEN is a Day Sign of High Expectations that encourages us to live in the Integrity of our Divine Intentions. Reed shows us a way of living that will help us manifest an Intention of Love.

PORTAL DAY: Element of Ether – Portal Days present a thinning of the veil to other dimensions. These are days when we are capable to Experience our Spiritual Gifts of Intuition and Knowing. Reed/BEN is the Day Sign of spiritual masters and clairvoyants. A portal magnifies a connection to the Creator that is offered through family and home. A portal will stabilize our closest Experience of Love.

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4 Reed / BEN – Lessons of Love

4 Reed / BEN

4 Reed / BEN

MAYAN CALENDAR DAYKEEPER’S JOURNAL

Greetings Kin,

The Reed is the hollow tube through which our Spirits are connected to the Divine. The glyph’s horizontal line illustrates an altar. Below are the prayer rugs where we kneel in the presence of God, and above are the open channels of Spirit. They only reach down part of the way and are drawn all the way down when we use our Free Will to seek communion with God.

Tone 4 establishes our stabilizing force for the trecena. The Day Sign Reed/BEN guides us to build our Foundation on our Direct Connection to Spirit. Reed illustrates that no middleman is required. We all stand in position for a Direct Connection to Divine Spirit.

GREEN DAY: Today is Kin 173, a portal day that will magnify our experiences. This is a thinning of the veil. You and others around you may be more sensitive and in touch with your intuitive senses. 

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