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9 Earth / CABAN – A Divine Atonement: Day 9 of 13

Greetings Kin,

We celebrate a New Year of the Haab in the Northern Hemisphere. K’inich Ahau heralded the first Light of 9 Earth/CABAN as the Year Bearer to lead a new Solar cycle of planetary intention. Tone 9 Completes, holding the Intention of Patience to See the Big Picture. Earth/CABAN is the Movement that creates Time, and the experiences that Define our Identity by the Choices we make. The Cherokee Heron, symbolizes Life as a perpetual movement toward the next Human field of Abundance.

On Mother Earth there is always a field of Abundance for the Wisdom to Create the treasures today for the Miracles of tomorrow. In the K’iche tradition, the sign N’oj is the Sacred Word that defines a Consciousness of Identity. It’s said that days marked by the Ollin, Caban, N’oj, and Heron, are marked by a Light of Knowing who we are. The Aztec Ollin lies at the center of the stone calendar marking 20 places in Time. This is NOT the time to go along. This Time is marked as a cycle that will define us, a time to make our own Wise choices, and to Live with all our heart.

Today begins a Solar cycle that will share the Big Picture of what Divine Human Beings were intended to be, the Heroes that God dreamed in the End and Loved enough to create Time to witness a Miracle from the beginning.

May we give thanks for the Day and Honor the Divine Experience planned ahead, waiting to be seen and known for All Time. May the Miracle be that Human Beings divinely see and acknowledge how much we love one another. Earth/CABAN holds the Element of Fire and can strike the Flames of Love in our heart.

May we begin the New Year with a Blessing to remember the Mother that offers us everything “To Be.” May our Offering be our Dream, so she can give it another life as God’s Highest Manifestation.

love, in lak’ech, Debra


Ian Xel Lungold and Michael Shore, MayanMajix.com

The journal for the Offering/MULUC trecena is dedicated to Ian Xel Lungold. This is the Galactic Week of Ian’s Destiny Kin, 12 Sun/AHAU. Ian will be honored on my trip to the Yucatan over the Day of the Dead observances in gratitude for my first introduction to the Mayan Calendar. Ian’s Destiny was to share the Light of Illumination (Sun/AHAU) for Divine Understanding (Tone 12). Thank you Ian!

My deepest Thanks and Appreciation are extended to Michael Shore who has preserved  Ian’s wisdom on MayanMajix.com, and for being a friend and helper on my own path. Thank you Michael!

“It is consciousness that divides creation into its separate parts. It is only when you are conscious of something(s) that you can appreciate that part of creation by and with your discernment.

Your life is peppered with moments when you noticed some details of your environment or situation. Like, seeing the “Veins in the leaf” or the beauty of color and pattern in a butterfly’s wings. Of course you have your own examples but each of them were the exercise of your consciousness noticing the differences of stimuli available in that moment. The more conscious you are, the more you can take in effortlessly.

With consciousness, each thing in our lives can stand out and be appreciated. With lower levels of consciousness the tendency is to group or lump things together into a grey threatening mass. What I think this whole journey of conscious evolution is about, is the increasing ability to be conscious of, appreciate and express gratitude for all of Creation piece by piece until we get it all…” ~ From an Article by Ian Lungold

Greetings Kin,

9 Earth / CABAN

Tone 9 is the Peak Tone that Completes a Transformation. Tone 9 offers the Intention of Patience to see the Bigger Picture. A Transformation of Spirit is completed through a Realization of Higher Purpose.

CABAN raises our Consciousness to the Movement of Mother Earth that Creates Time through which we could have a dynamic experience of the Creator’s Love. Through the movement of Mother Earth we can experience the Dawn, the Sunrise that brings Light to the Darkness.

Earth/CABAN is the Day Sign of Mother Earth. The K’iche Maya call it Noj, the Day Sign of Knowledge. Mother Earth is the Source of everything Human knows.

Noj is revered as a Sacred Word, meaning all the capabilities of the Human Mind. Noj is Human’s means of Movement with a Divine Meaning and Purpose. Noj is the Force that influences us to move by Divine Intention and Be Seen in the Identity of our Spirit.

The Cherokee Day Sign, the Heron, is a nuhaul of Movement, living a life of perpetual migration. The Heron is the symbol of the Phoenix that rises from the ashes of its past. The Aztec Sign the Ollin, marks the center of the Aztec calendar and the 20 positions of the all-in-one. The Face at the center of the Ollin is K’inich Ahau, the Sun shining the Light of Illumination.

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13 Wisdom / CIB – Ascension: Day 13



13 Wisdom / CIB

Greetings Kin,

Tone 13 represents a Divine Ascension of Consciousness. Number 13 represents the Promise of Answered Prayers, the power to call upon Divine Agency through our rituals and sacred ceremonies.

The cosmology of the Maya defines the Relationships of ALL Time. The humans that came before hold Light from the Wisdom of their experiences of creation. Their Truth is saved for all time in the Consciousness of the One. The Maya see the words, the songs, the dances, and all the traditions of the Old Ones as a Sacred Thoughts of Consciousness. To hold them and Remember them, to speak the sacred words of Love, offers the Wisdom a place to Live in our own Consciousness. The Wisdom of Love is an eternal inheritance that will uphold our own Wisdom of Experience. We find our Higher Way from the Wisdom of ways that came before.

With Wisdom we can see the Truth of all things. Sometimes the best example is a bad example. Human limitations offer us the vision of something better. Human can use it for comparison to know the Divine Way. The worst examples of human behavior shine the Higher Way. Given a heart that reaches for a higher way, darkness can hold the passion to create the path to Higher Ground.

God has a Divine Provision for everything. Our Greatest burden can be the very Light for someone down the line who Feels the same. The Love we carry on is the Light for someone else to see the possibility. Beyond the range of human vision is the Truth of God’s provision to create a Divine Meaning and purpose out of every experience. When we hold the Wisdom that ALL Time and Experience is Divine, the Key to the Kingdom is conceived in our Heart.

The Owl is the nahaul with the vision to see as far in the darkness as the Eagle can see in the Light. The Owl is the “mystic ferryman” that holds the torch aloft for a journey to a realm of Light. The Light for all to cross to the beauty of the other side is Forgiveness. By Seeing and Forgiving human limitations, human flesh is burned away by the Heat and the Light of Divine Love. The ashes will be left behind as we cross as a beam of Light. The Owl is feared by some as a signal of death. The Owl is the death to an old way and an old consciousness of being. Human death is the Ascension of our Light to the realm of Spirit. Even by Human Nature, when someone crosses the great divide, the tradition of the memorial is the Time at the End to Remember Love that was the story of Life. We mourn the love we never gave in full, dimmed by a human shadow.

13 Wisdom/CIB is a day of Divine Consciousness of the Wisdom of ALL Time. We feel the passion of a student who shows up eager to learn. CIB opens our thoughts to the Wisdom of our ancestors, the Old Ones, and the Ascended Masters who came before. Love is Seeing and Acknowledging one another through the Truth of Love. The proof of our own Divinity is that “just being human” has never been enough to make us happy. The dreams we hold for love, without loving the Whole, create the sound of loud, clanging symbols of human unconsciousness – a cacaphony without a melody. We will hear music, if we listen to the hearts that beat for Love.

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12 Eagle / MEN – The Experience of Creation: Day 12 of 13



12 Eagle / MEN

Greetings Kin,

Tone 12 holds the Intention of Understanding. Tone 12 extends a great capacity for Retrospection. This is the day all the pieces come together to become the Whole of our New Wisdom. Seed/KAN, that offered the Eyes to See Clearly. We were led through an experience of Creation on earth, to conceive the whole experience… the Dream Above, and the Reality of our Creation, Below.

We were given the Sign of Major Life Change. The REALITY we learned is that Creation Takes Time in the world below. Creation is a whirlwind of human chaos, reaching in the darkness of the Unknown. A Seed knows it already has all the answers within. A Seed already knows what it Will Be. The Human road is the “hard road” of creation. If we put all our Faith in the sweat of our own brow, we will suffer needlessly. Our human work is to take the next step. God is leading a way through the path we’re already on. Human only has to keep moving. Movement will carry us to a New Time and a New Experience. Movement will carry us to our Divine Destiny.

Eagle/MEN is the Intermediary that offers wings to reach a Divine Perspective. The Eagle sees no obstacles on the path from Point A to Point B with its vision from Above. The Seed/KAN trecena intended to give us every gift of God’s Divine Designs to grasp the Miracle in our future. The Eagle’s Gift is Seeing and Believing the future. 12 Eagle/MEN shares a gift to “clearly see” from a distance with a range of vision that is perfectly balance within its own grasp. An Eagle knows that what it sees in the future lies within its grasp.

An Eagle doesn’t calculate a way. It navigates by Intuition. The Eagle’s way is to look far for the prize that lies in a site-range of 1.8 miles. It only needs to see the speck of a distinctive color to reach the perfect Time and Place. Without using the reason of distance, wind speed or direction, the Eagle only narrows in to focus on the “X” that marks the spot. Then the Eagle takes off and leans into the Wind.

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11 Jaguar / IX – The Experience of Creation: Day 11 of 13



11 Jaguar / IX

Greetings Kin,

Tone 11 brings the Intention of Resolution. Tone 11 offers the clarity of vision to See a New Way Forward. Given the Truth of a Divine Agency that will Intervene for every Dream of Love, we Resolved a way forward that will always carry us to Higher Ground. 11 Jaguar/IX holds the Light of Spiritual Wisdom and the Truth of Divine Love.

We claimed that Faith is as good as believing when we’re holding Faith in Love. God knew we could never know the whole story of Divine Love in one lifetime. God knew that neither would the whole of our Love be seen in our lifetime. God promised a Divine Time and place for all Love to be Seen. The Light of all our prayers is gathered to an altar. The all-in-one would share the Name of the Omega, the symbol of all possibilities.

Jaguar/IX is the Day Sign that leads a journey through the realm of Spirit.  IX is a symbol of the Divine Feminine aspects of Compassionate Love and Divine Discernment. IX resides in the North, the direction of Wisdom and the Element of Air.

When the Jaguar appears, its meaning and purpose is to lead a journey toward the East. The Jaguar is the shape-shifter and shaman with the power to cross the dimensions of Time and Place. The Jaguar can carry us to the Higher Ground of Faith in the Unseen Powers Above.

The Jaguar is a nahaul of heightened senses. The Jaguar is hardly ever seen, leaving only its footprints behind. We are called to follow the Jaguar’s unseen path of Light. The path will always be right in front of us. To remember we are on the path, we only have to look at our feet. We are Divinely led by the Jaguar so we can claim each step is the way to Holy Ground.

The Jaguar moves in stealth. The journey to the highest altar must be traveled under the cloak of invisibility. We learned the way from Reed/BEN. To become invisible our flesh must disappear. Moving invisibly on a Mission of Love, all the Love we share will come from an Unseen Source. Human’s reasoning mind naturally credits Blessings from Unseen Sources as Miracles.

On Tone 11 the shaman climbs to the highest altar. The purpose is to bring an Offering of Love. The Sacred Exchange for Love Intended without any conditions, is for our Light to be gather into the Whole. We are blessed in Harmony and Equity so all the Light we bring will be the One Light of the Divine Scion, to complete a reflection of Love Above and Below. Tone 11 is compared to a Divine set of antennae that tunes us in to Higher Frequencies of Love. The Highest Frequency of “pure love” IS Love given without trying to be seen.

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10 Reed / BEN – The Experience of Creation: Day 10 of 13



10 Reed / BEN

Greetings Kin,

Tone 10 holds the Intention of Manifestation. Manifestation is the Intention of Creation, to draw a Dream from our imagination into Human’s reality Below. Manifestation holds the Experience of a Miracle and the Truth that raises Faith to Belieiving. Manifestation is claimed as the Consciousness of our Dream Coming True.

We dreamed we could live in Heaven on Earth. Faith was our Offering to Believe in the Creator’s Power to manifest the Dream of Harmony and Equity. The climb to our Spiritual Maturity is one step at a time through the Wisdom of our own Experience. Human can only Believe what we See. Our Spirit Believes in the Unseen. When Heart and Mind are aligned by the same purpose the 2 United by One Divine Purpose create the Power of the Trinity to share the Truth through our Heart. The Creator’s Divine Way shares Truth through Feelings so we will always Remember.

Reed/BEN is the guiding Light for Family and Home. The glyph illustrates an altar with two channels of Light Above. Below are the thatched rugs where Human kneels in Humility. The Elders taught us that to keep the channel open we had to become the “hollow bone.” The Human flesh must be burned away for the Light to pass through.

Reed/BEN resides in the East, the Direction of every Sunrise, the Light of every New Beginning. BEN holds the Element of Fire that holds the power of transmutation. Fire is an ethereal transfer of energy. The combustible properties of matter are ignited by the friction of Movement. The Element of Fire holds the Power to burn away the flesh and forge the metal of pure gold. The Year of the Metal Rat symbolizes one of industrious and domestic nature. The Rat is small but mighty in persistence, working through midnight. The Rat marks a year of Abundance wrought from perseverance and hard work. 10 Reed/BEN guides us to claim our Divine Creation will be manifested one small bite at a time. A Metal Rat sets its jaw to the task until it “bites through.”

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9 Road / EB – The Experience of Creation: Day 9 of 13



9 Road / EB

Greetings Kin,

Tone 9 is the Peak Tone that Completes a new transformation of Consciousness. Tone 9 holds the Intention of Patience to see the Big Picture. Tone 9 calls us to look beyond our first impression of Truth to avoid any suffering we might bear for lack of insight. The completion of cycles of action is all-important to Nine.

Road/EB is the Day Sign of Human and Human’s Road to Destiny. Our Destiny is the Journey of our Life. Road/EB is a symbol of Human’s Time and a calendar within that marks a Divine Meaning and Purpose for every moment of the journey.

The glyph illustrates Human, another name for EB, and the Road that is Divinely Written within. All living things were given their own path to follow. Human was given an unbridled path through the Sacred Right of Choice. The Choice is what identifies Human’s Divinity. We see the Truth in the way of all other Life on Mother Earth. We see the duties of Motherhood in Nature, Love shared as a Primal Instinct.

So was Human given a Primal Instinct to Love as an exponential Power to make the Divine Choice. The Road we take will define our Identity with every Choice we make. All the choices we make for Love will be the Eternal Flame of our own Light of Love.

We are beginning a new journey, a new orbit around the Light that is the Object of our Affection. To complete the Transformation, we have to see beyond a Circle of Time. We have to see the Truth that we aren’t just moving in a never-ending Circle, but a Circle that is a Spiral through Time. Human happiness is found in our Consciousness of Progress. The world below holds the illusion of never-ending circles. It’s easy for Human to get the idea that life is just one circle after another. To see the Whole Truth of our Transformation we need to calculate the Sum of the Change.

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8 Monkey / CHUEN – The Experience of Creation: Day 8 of 13

Happy Maya New Year, WAXAJQIB B’AATZ (8 B’atz)



8 Monkey/CHUEN (2015) dmalmos, Painted at the beginning of the first Journal of 260 days.

Greetings Kin,

8 Monkey/CHUEN (8 B’atz) marks the completion of the Daykeeper’s journey from “the beginning of the world.” Tone 8 represents the Justice of Harmony and Equity, the Creator’s Highest Intention of Love. God intended to Love us all the same and bless us all the same. Unconditional Love was the Only Way for the all-in-one to be seen equally in the Light.

As Above, So Below. The Number 8 (Waxajqib) is the symbol of “pure spirit” and Abundance to Infinity. We honor the Whole that made the journey together, the 20 Divine Perspectives  through which Human (2) ascends to Higher Ground. Our Intention of Love matters. God counts our ways of Love for the Divine Justice of our Miracle. At the New Year, each of the 260 Destiny Kin that guided the journey from Above are counted to Honor the All-in-One.

The New Year marks the Divine Justice for a Human Creator of Love. Monkey/CHUEN is the Weaver of Time and the Master of Art who weaves our Life into a thing of Beauty. Monkey/CHUEN walks side-by-side with the Dog. With the Wisdom of Love held by the Dog, CHUEN creates the Beauty of Life from all the experiences of Love that the Dog marked as buried treasure.

Every journey of creation is a “hard road” for Human who must hold Faith in the Unseen. 8 Monkey/CHUEN is the return of Human’s orbit. By an Intention of Divine Justice, the Creator intends for us to see the Truth of our Journey and the Light of Wisdom we brought back home for a new experience of Life on Earth. We are children of an expanding Universe. Every journey we make leads us back home to the Higher Ground of Knowing. A Divine Agency will Intervene to prove how far we’ve come.

Monkey/CHUEN resides in the West, the direction of the Unknown, CHUEN’s canvas of All Possibility. Holding the Element of Water and the Ether of Spirit, CHUEN holds the Truth of the Beauty in its Heart. With the Consciousness of Eternal Love and a Divine Provision for creation, the Monkey grasps the Power of Love to manifest the Beauty of our Time. Beauty is created by every Intention of Love.

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