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11 Reed / BEN – Vision Quest: Day 11 of 13

Traditional ways of Vision Quest are offered for your consideration on the Vision Quest Ceremony page. My Intention is to share it in a worthy way that Honors the teaching of the Elders.


11 Reed / BEN

Greetings Kin,

Tone 11 guides an Intention of Resolution. All our experience is drawn together to Resolve a New Way Forward. Tone 11 “assists every new thing to find its place.”

Reed/BEN is the guiding Light for Family and Home. We were marked as members of a Divine Family that shares a Divine Communion through the Heart.

Reed/BEN illustrates an altar, a Direct Line to the Creator. Above are the open channels of the Creator’s Light. Below are the thatched rugs where we Kneel in Humility. In the Humility of our Human limitations we draw down the Light of the Creator.

Reed is the open channel through which Human maintains Communion with the Creator. The Elders said we are meant to be the “Hollow Bone.” Free from the flesh of our worldly Ego, we are open to Divine Discernment of Truth. Without expectations, we Kneel in Humility to Acknowledge a Divine Consciousness, Higher than our Own with Dreams beyond our Imagination.

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


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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10 Reed / BEN – Journey of Realization: Day 10 of 13


10 Reed / BEN

Greetings Kin,

Tone 10 holds the Intention of Manifestation. The Seed/KAN trecena guides a season of creation. KAN represents the Force within the Seed that identifies its Design and Identity. This Force at the heart of the Seed, maintains the integrity of the Design and the Fruit it will bear from its own harvest.

In the core days of the 7th uinal, we recreated a new Seed of our Self. In the 8th uinal we entered a 20-day cycle of Transformation. 8 is the number of “pure spirit” that holds the Intention of Divine Justice. From the dimension of Spirit a Divine Agency Intervenes to Manifest our Dream.

Our Dream was to recreate our Self, believing in the Power to Create our  own reality of Peace, Harmony, and Equity in the world. We held Faith in the Divinity of our Intention and the Divine Justice of the Creator. Our Consciousness was raised to the Truth that creating Happiness was a Power Within our Authority to Create by shining the Light of Unconditional Love all around us. At the Heart of all our Dreams is the Longing to Know we are Seen and Loved, that our Lives would matter to someone else. This is the world we longed to live in, where we would all matter to each other.

10-DAY PORTAL, DAY 8: Element of Ether
Portal Days magnify our supernatural experiences through a thinning of the veil to the realm of Spirit. On 10 Reed/BEN a Portal magnifies the Experience of a Sacred Communion with the Creator.

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3 Reed / BEN – Dawn of Creation: Day 3 of 13


3 Reed / BEN

Greetings Kin,

The Monkey/CHUEN trecena guides us to step into our own shoes as a Divine Creator. We are creating a new world. The Flint trecena helped us to identify the Seed that would be born by the Fruit of the harvest of this Tzolk’in round. We still exist in the Creative Void of the 7th uinal where what is created in one realm is balanced in all others. We are given the opportunity to Dream a new world in Spirit to be manifested in our world Below.

As we continue through the Monkey/CHUEN trecena, we are exploring all our ways of Being, reflected by the 20 Day Signs, the All-in-One of the Omega, the Supreme Creator. Each aspect of who we are, the Whole, will be included in our Dream for a world we will all share together. Our Intention is to Create a World for our Self that will be a Blessing to the Whole.

Tone 3 is the first day of Movement. We were inspired to create in the Unity of Tone 1. On Tone 2, we were guided to consider the Intention that would guide us to the Dream. Today, we are offered the way to discern a direction by Divine Guidance, and begin our movement toward it.

Reed/BEN is the Day Sign that represents Home, Family, and the care of Children. Our Divine Family is the consideration that is central to the world we create. We begin with our closest sphere of influence. Those we consider “family” are the ones we love the most. Whether they are our “natural” family or “chosen” family, the choices we would make for them are as important to us as the choices we make for our Self. It’s easier to see children through the eyes of Unconditional Love. Reed/BEN calls us to create the world worthy of Divine Children. We maintain our Divinity and Power when we create for the Sake of our Love of One Another.

Reed/BEN is a symbol of the altar within. The glyph illustrates the channels of light above as the hollow reeds through which we share a direct communion with the Creator. Below are the thatched rugs where we would kneel before this altar.

The Highest Aspiration in an Intention to Create is to align ourselves with the Creator’s Dream for us. A Supreme Creator’s dream for the world was perfect in its integrity, designed in an Intention of Harmony and Equity to be a Blessing to the Whole of Humanity. The Creator saw the Whole of Humanity as its own Divine Children. We were all born together. Not one carried favor over another, but born to Know we were all first in line to a Divine Inheritance.

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9 Reed / BEN – A Baptism of Spirit: Day 9 of 13


9 Reed/BEN

Greetings Kin,

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.

Tone 9 brings the Intention of Patience to get a better perspective on the big picture. There is said to be potential for great suffering if there is lack of insight. Completion of plans or patterns of movement are all-important to 9. Tone 9 holds the Peak Energy to complete a Transformation from Faith to Believing.

Reed/BEN is the Day Sign of Family and Home that upholds the Love of Children. This is observed as a Day for a Blessing to Home. The glyph illustrates a Holy Altar. Above are the channels of the Descending Light of the Creator, the Light of Knowing and Discernment born of Divine Consciousness. Below, the cross-hatched design represents the prayer mats that invite us to Kneel here in Humility. It offers an illustration of the Divine way that Human would approach a Direct Communion with the Almighty Creator.

10-DAY PORTAL: Element of Ether (Day 8)
The Serpent/CHICCHAN trecena presents 10 Portal Days in a row (Tones 2 thru 12). Portals magnify our experience by thinning the veil to the Dimension of Spirit. Portals magnify our perspective. On 9 Reed/BEN a Portal magnifies a Deeper Truth about Human and a Higher Truth about the Power shared between us. This Portal magnifies the completion of Power through a Divine Communion that connects the Power Above and Power Below.

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2 Reed / BEN – Road to a New Destiny: Day 2 of 13


2 Reed / BEN

Greetings Kin,

The Power of Spirit is moved by Intention. On Tone 2 we discern a new direction forward. Tone 2 holds the aspect of Duality. It relates to the two sides of our self, our two identities as a physical and spiritual being, and our way of discernment based on the comparison of one thing and another. Duality is the Human experience of seeing ourselves as separate from the One, the Whole.

In the Unity of Tone 1 we were Inspired for a new beginning and given a new Dream of how we might live, believing in the Power of Love. We were made willing to Believe in a Power we can’t see.  Tone 1 offers a meaning and purpose to create. On Tone 2, we consider how the Power of Love could be seen by others.

Tone 2 is the day we see how we are different. There can be a longing to be the same, to have the same opportunities, the same talents and skills as others that we may reason are better positioned or more suited to the task. We see our own obstacles and personal challenges that could hold us back. As we enter the Human experience of an upward climb, we enter the darkness where we are inclined to forget what we’ve been raised up to believe. What sounded easy in theory, may suddenly seem harder from a perspective of application. Today, we consider an Intention of Faith.

Reed/BEN is the Day Sign of Home and Family. Reed/BEN is defined as a good day to Bless and Repair the Home. Road/EB is a Day Sign of the South, the direction that represents the influence of our Relationships. Reed/BEN reminds us that our greatest opportunity to create Love is within the family. Home and family is where we can make the biggest difference among the people we know and love the best. “Home and family” represents those people in our lives who we hold dear, and the places we feel safe letting down our guard. Reed/BEN symbolizes the place where we Belong and experience Unconditional Love.

PORTAL DAYS: Element of Ether
Portal Days thin the veil to spiritual dimensions and magnifies our experience. On 2 Reed/BEN a portal will magnify the experience of our Communion with the Creator. Our own Spiritual Gifts of Knowing are magnified.

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8 Reed / BEN – The Birth of a Savior: Day 8 of 13


8 Reed / BEN

Greetings Kin,

On Tone 8 a new Transformation begins. 8 is the number of “Pure Spirit.” This is a day when Divine Spirits steps in to fulfill a promise of Divine Justice. Tone 8 holds the Intention to establish the Justice of Harmony and Equity.

The effort of our climb will be returned in a Sacred Exchange. The same effort that was applied by Human Intention, will now be applied to an effort of Supernatural Power. Our growth can be multiplied to abundance.

Reed/BEN was the leader of our last trecena, the Day Sign that inspired us to see ourselves as One in a Divine Family. Reed/BEN represents the Altar where we would find our Source of Light, kneeling in Humility.

As we were drawn to the Consciousness of our own limitation, Reed drew awareness to the Power Above. In Humility, it wasn’t our Ego, but our Our Divine Nature that recognized a Light that would be drawn from above. As the symbol of Family and Home, we realized we were not the first to make this journey. We remember that our Happiness is the Dream we share with every generation that came before.

Reed/BEN returns in a Tone of exultation. Raised to its Highest Divinity, Reed/BEN brings us to our knees again. We can realize we weren’t the first to make an Offering to the Whole. Our own Light was made possible by the Consciousness of all who came before. We aren’t the first to hold an Intention of Love. We weren’t the first to make the climb. The Fruit we will bear is manifested from Seeds of Faith that were planted before.

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