VISION QUEST: DAY 5
The invitation and introduction is offered on the journal post for 1 Night/AKBAL. Suggestions for daily practice are offered on the Vision Quest Ceremony page.
MAYAN CALENDAR DAYKEEPER’S JOURNAL
5 Deer / MANIK
Tone 5 brings the Power to Fuel a Spiritual Climb. The first 6 days of the trecena facilitate our process of Spiritual Growth. Our increasing Consciousness is guided by the Choice of our Intention and our Passion to make it so.
Tone 5 resides at the “center of the cube.” Within our Center is the “intelligent, organizing force” that manages knowledge, communication, materials and application. At the center of the cube we conceive our ways of movement that correspond with our Divine Inspiration.
Deer/MANIK is the sign of the Mayan Priest, and the Giver of Spiritual Tools. The glyph represents a Hand (another name for MANIK) that reaches up on behalf of the Whole to grasp a current of Divine Power. Deer/MANIK encourages us to grasp our Truth of Spirit to complete the circuit of Divine Power.
Deer is said to keep every Spiritual Tool its ever used. It’s most-used tools are to stand silently in its own Truth, and Vigilance to survey the landscape in all of the 4 directions. As a Day Sign of the West, Deer relates to the “hard road of life” and our experience of facing the unknown. Representing the Element of Water, Deer touches our Emotions through which we are Empowered by Spirit.
Deer/MANIK is one that guides and protects the Whole. Through the direct connection to Spirit, Deer holds a position of Divine Authority. Deer/MANIK is called on to live in its highest integrity. The gift of Divine Authority wields a power that is not its own, but the empowerment to carry out the Intentions of the Creator. We engage our power when we do what the Creator would do.