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1 Storm / CAUAC – A Dissemination from 1 Wind/IK

TRECENA OF STORM/CAUAC: A RENEWAL & REGENERATION OF SPIRIT

Greetings Kin,

This morning Minisa Crumbo, 1 Wind/IK shared traditional wisdom from the Medicine Wheel. She turns our thoughts to orbit of Mother Earth, and the Time of the Natural World that sets the stage for Human’s Wisdom of Experience.

In gratitude and appreciation – Thank you Minisa!

in lak’ech, Debra

From the Dawn of 1 CAUAC (July 31, 2020)

And, this 1 Cauac dawns beautiful, tropical, wet and windy.

Truly a time, apti gizes, mid summer, to differentiate and honor the in-between emotion and awareness as we begin the first week of autumn, by the natural calendar. Our prayed-over winter seeds have sprouted, flowered and formed seeds of their own..these new ones will nourish and carry us through the next 13 moons to a place similar to where we sit now…but moved deeper into the dream and vision of life.
~ Minisa Crumbo, 1 Wind/IK

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1 Storm / CAUAC – A Revival of Spirit: Day 1 of 13

1 Storm / CAUAC

TRECENA OF STORM/CAUAC: A RENEWAL & REGENERATION OF SPIRIT

Greetings Kin,

Revival: An improvement in the condition or strength of something; improvement, a comeback, resurgence, restoration, resurrection, resuscitation, reinvigoration, rebirth, renaissance; new production of an old play or similar work

Storm/CAUAC  guides a cycle of Light for the Renewal and Regeneration of Spirit. The Ascension of 13 Flint/ETZNAB, shared Truth that was hidden, to clear a path to a New Life Divinely Intended To Be. Through the chaos of a Major Life Change, we Dreamed where all the pieces would land. Our Faith and Hope will be restored by CAUAC, who delivers the Light of All Possibility. The Aztec describe it as fateful journey

CAUAC represents the exuberance of youth and an Unbridled Freedom To Be. Passing through the Storm of chaos, we found the legs to stand on the Truth of Love and a Divine Provision for Answered Prayers. CAUAC offers a path of Light, like lightning, that’s brighter and hotter than the surface of the Sun, to turn a Breath of Life and Spirit into a Blessing of Living Water. Storm/CAUAC can Restore Our Soul.

Storm/CAUAC resides in the West, the direction of the Unknown Future. CAUAC will guide us through new experiences. Through a gift of “lightning in the blood” we’ll hold the Truth of a Divine Ending. Holding the Element of Water, CAUAC engages our Heart and our Emotions through a Truth of Spirit. The Maya refer to “lightning in the blood” as the “Sixth Sense of the Heart.”

CAUAC is the “midwife that delivers,” opening the way to enter a new “realm of Light.” Like the Transformer/CIMI, the “attending midwife,” CAUAC brings us Comfort as a Sanctuary Within. We inherently turn for home when there’s a storm on the horizon. We are Divinely Guided to rest in the Center of our Truth, to see the illusions of the world passing by on the parameter of our experience. In the center of the Medicine Wheel, we can hold a balanced perspective in all directions.

A TRECENA OF LIGHT
Storm/CAUAC is a cycle of “Light,” the incoming Inspiration of Divine Truth. We will be moved by the Truth that we are everything we need to be to find our way, and be grasped by the Truth of the Light Above. We will know that reaching to the Highest Truth Above, our Divine Justice will always be the Truth through Answered Prayers. We will be compelled to move in a New and Higher way that Feels Real to our Heart. “Light” is the Truth we Know by Divine Discernment. CIMI shared a Vision of our Future. The Heart of Sky will lead the way. Through Higher Truth, an old life will pass away so  we can be born again.

THE 4TH AND 5TH UINALS
2 Sun/AHAU completes the 4th Uinal of Stability. The 4th uinal grounds the Truth that we were meant to be, and that we are everything we need to be to fulfill the Defining “Dream of our Life.” Through a Revelation of AHAU’s Light, we will Know We Can and We Will. Moving on to the 5th Uinal of Empowerment, we’ll know all the Divine Resources at our own command. We’ll seize the reigns for a New Life as we know a Power of Love to manifest our Dreams.

PEAK DAYS: Peak Performance
Peak Days of the trecena mark significant times of Spiritual Growth and Transformation, and the Reciprocity between the Above and the Below.

  • 6 Seed/KAN – establishes momentum for a new Rhythm and Pattern of movement intended “To thine own self be true.”
  • 7  Serpent/CHICCHAN – lights the fuse that turns Faith into Believing that our Dreams will come true.
  • 8 Transformer/CIMI – is the Divine Justice of a Major Life Change, through a Divine Vision of our Future.
  • 9 Deer/MANIK – our Transformation is completed by the Divine Mission, creating Light at an altar, kneeling in Humility and Gratitude for the Truth and Light of the Holy, Holy, Holy.

THE ASCENSION: 13 Monkey/CHUEN
The ending promised from the beginning is guided by Monkey/CHUEN. The Answer to our Prayer will be the Truth that we ARE creating a brand new life. From the ashes of our past, we will be born as Divine Creators. We will See and Acknowledge the Beauty of Life.

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9 Crocodile / IMIX – A Guiding Light: Day 9 of 13

THE TRECENA OF REED/BEN, A GUIDING LIGHT

MAYAN CALENDAR DAYKEEPER’S JOURNAL

9 Crocodile / IMIX

Greetings Kin,

Peak Tone 9 completes a Transformation through the Intention of Patience to see the bigger picture. There is a warning of suffering to bear for lack of insight, if we skip this important step of Creation. Our Transformation depends on always reaching toward the next Higher Truth. If we were physically climbing a pyramid, we’d be clinging to the next higher step to hold our balance on the one below.

Number 9 is the symbol of the Holy, Holy, Holy, a Trinity times 3, the highest exponential value that is manifested by the Trinity Below and the Trinity Above. Through the Offering of our Time to step back to see the whole experience, our next Higher Truth will be the Highest Meaning and Purpose.

Reed/BEN guided the Intention to Hold the Highest Expectations in our own way and in the Answers to our own prayers, so we could Believe in our Self and Know that we belonged as an Important member of the Whole. Reed/BEN encouraged us to Believe in a Divine Plan for our Life, and the Power of Love to carry it out.

Reed/BEN guided a transformation of Maturity. We were inspired to Create a Divine Life on behalf of the Whole. We would honor those that Loved before, and pay forward Love to those who will carry on. We create Love beyond our Time. The more Grateful we can be, the Greater our “Earth Magic” will be to make the Human Sacrifice.

Crocodile/IMIX is the Primordial Mother that knew us from our very beginning. Crocodiles are fierce protectors of their young. IMIX is the Divine Feminine and the Mother who holds the duty to raise us to maturity. IMIX shares the Divine Inspiration of Compassionate Love, and offers the Guidance for Divine Discernment. Sun/AHAU, the Omega, and the Divine Masculine, offers the Inspiration for All Possibility.  IMIX inspires the Highest Manifestation through Divine Discernment of Love on behalf of the Whole.

IMIX is the Dawn of a New Awakening. Our passion is sparked by Genius, beyond our imagination.

BEGINNING THE 4TH UINAL 
9 Crocodile/IMIX begins the 4th uinal of the Tzolk’in. Like the 4th Tone, 4 symbolizes Stability. We’ve completed 3 uinals, a Trinity of cycles guided by the Light of the All-in-One archetypes of a Divine Creator. We’ve grasped a Higher Truth of our Identity and a Meaning to Be. The 4th Uinal is associated with the God of the Sun and Warriors (Tonatiuh). In our harvest season, between the 4th and 5th uinal we change from a Sprout by taking on Leaves. In the journey of Transformation, we are seeing the first Signs of our Real Identity. The familiar leaves we see on much larger trees, reveal who we may be when we’ve grown to maturity.

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8 Sun / AHAU – A Guiding Light: Day 8 of 13

THE TRECENA OF REED/BEN, A GUIDING LIGHT

MAYAN CALENDAR DAYKEEPER’S JOURNAL

8 Sun / AHAU

Greetings Kin,

The Peak Energy of Tone 8 begins a Transformation of Divine Justice. Tone 8 is the Holy Day of the trecena that represents the zenith Hour of Light.  Number 8 is the symbol of Infinity. Number 8, WAXAJQIB  (wash-ah-keeb), is the “Solar Number of Pure Spirit.”

Tone 8’s Intention is the Justice of Harmony and Equity, the Highest Intention of a Divine Creator. Tone 8 is the Love that stands for Eternity, Love that can only Multiply to Abundance.

Sun/AHAU is the all-in-one, the Omega, the Supreme Lord of Creation. As the all-in-one, AHAU represents the Above and Below. This is the Holy Day of a Supreme Creator and the Whole Living Creation.

Every transformation is built on the Higher Ground of the last Ascension. Sun/AHAU was the leader of our last trecena, raising our Faith to Believe in a journey side-by-side. As a Guiding Light for the family, the Reed/BEN trecena manifest the Truth of Higher Love for another life that would carry on.

Sun/AHAU shines the Light of the Truth for the Whole. We are One in the Web of Life, like the Lightning that connects the Collective Love we hold in our thoughts. Sun/AHAU is exalted in its zenith. When we See and Acknowledge the Divinity of the Whole Creation of Life, Loving Back is our Sacred Exchange.

Sun/AHAU marks a Day of Divine Revelation from the Brightest Sign of Love. On days marked by AHAU all things are revealed that were hidden in the shadows, an hidden in plain sight. Today, we can see the Whole Truth that can inspire us to Live our own Divine Life. AHAU offers the Gifts of Inner Strength and Divine Will.

AHAU is the “Master of Everything,” a Supreme Authority, and the Source of ALL the Truth of Creation. Our Faith is raised to Believing in the Truth of the Guiding Light for every new beginning.

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7 Storm / CAUAC – A Guiding Light: Day 7 of 13

THE TRECENA OF REED/BEN, A GUIDING LIGHT

7 Storm / CAUAC

MAYAN CALENDAR DAYKEEPER’S JOURNAL

Greetings Kin,

Peak Tone 7 completes human’s climb of Faith. On the 7th Tone we approach the zenith hour of Light. From the top of the pyramid we can see “all that is” and “all that is not.”

Under the guidance of Reed/BEN, we are led to become the “hollow bone” – the flesh of our ego burned away, so the Light of Divine Wisdom can shine through. Reed/BEN inspires the Faith to Believe in our Self. One who wholly believes in the Wisdom of their own Experience as the Truth, doesn’t force their own Truth on anyone. Instead, the highest demonstration of Love, is to believe the Truth that is known differently in every Time and Place, as a reason for ALL Time.

“Believing in our own prayers” is the Divine way to lead a family to an altar of Light. Through our Offering of Unconditional Love to the Whole, Faith will be born in their Consciousness as a Divine Possibility. Faith is a Beautiful Possibility we can’t forget, when all hope hangs in the Balance. We only have to know the possibility to turn to it when it’s our Divine Time to Believe.

Storm/CAUAC is the Comfort of a Storm, when it turns us to the shelter of a Sanctuary within. CAUAC offers a Renewal and Regeneration of our Spirit. CAUAC is the “home” that is a place of sovereign authority. At the Highest Threshold between the Above and the Below, we can see “home” from a Divine Perspective. What is Common to the Whole is an element of our Divine Design. We all have a natural instinct to turn for home when there’s a thundercloud on the horizon. Through a Spark of the Divine, we always remember one last place to turn when we can’t see anywhere else left to go.

Storm/CAUAC is the brilliant display of Unbridled Light. When our Highest Expectations are centered on the One Above, by Divine Justice, we’ll Feel the Freedom to Be. The most Divine parental Love is a door always open, and a place at the table where our Truth is invited as an Equal Light of Wisdom. CAUAC is the midwife that delivers, opening a channel for a New Birth into the Light.

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6 Flint / ETZNAB – A Guiding Light: Day 6 of 13

THE TRECENA OF REED/BEN, A GUIDING LIGHT

MAYAN CALENDAR DAYKEEPER’S JOURNAL

6 Flint / ETZNAB

Greetings Kin,

Reed/BEN guides a cycle of “light,” the Divine Inspiration to create an altar within. BEN’s meaning and purpose is to Light the way for Right Relationship, a sanctuary where every member of Humanity belongs at the table. BEN’s focus is the New Generation. Through the Light of Unconditional Love, they will be drawn into the Circle of Life. Love is the link from one Life to another that completes a Circle of Love and Truth. Where we Know Love IS, we Know the Truth is Real.

Reed/BEN guides our Highest Expectations for Our Self. We don’t lead by making others measure up. Our Highest Example of Wisdom, is an Intention to live up to our own Divine Expectations. The best example of Wisdom, is a student willing to learn. Love is – Seeing and Acknowledging the Light of another Human Being. For Love to Feel True, it must Honor the Divine Truth we ALL hold within.

BEN can pour out the blessings like a “garden hose” by honoring the Wisdom of the Whole. BEN believes its own Truth. “Believe in YOUR Own Truth” is the Highest Wisdom that BEN can share.

A Perspective of Truth is different in every Time and Place. Ours is the Highest Truth from Our Time and Place. N’oj, the Sacred Gift of Knowing we are One in Divine Relationship with a Divine Reason to Be, and a Power Above that Intends the Balance of Divine Justice beyond human dreams.

Flint/ETZNAB is a Light of Truth from Above. ETZNAB is the stirring of Truth, like static electricity that builds in a  thundercloud. The glyph illustrates the view from Above at the top of the pyramid, where we can see “all that is” and “all that is not” the Truth in a crystal reflection, “As Above, So Below.

When we count our blessings in the Light of an altar we Know the Truth of a Divine Provision. If we can believe that’s the Truth Above, we can stand on it as the Truth Below. The Divine Truth is, we can “Thank God for ALL Things.” With the Wisdom of a student, Flint helps us Believe our own Truth. The “earth magic” of the Jaguar is gratitude. When we believe that every experience can be turned into a Divine Meaning and Purpose we can keep moving on and “Let it Be.” Like the Heron and the Wildebeest, we don’t move from one realm of experience to another because something was “wrong” with our current Time and Place. They are Moved by the Scent of Water and Abundance for Life in a new field ahead.

Tone 6 holds the Intention of Flow. Through our Human steps of Intention, we create a Rhythm and Pattern, directing our thoughts to the Wisdom of the Truth. One of the Greatest Miracles of the Whole Creation is the Force of Momentum. “A body in motion, tends to stay in motion.” When “positive charges” are aligned through a Divine Communion of Truth, the 2 aligned as 1 create a Trinity of Exponential Power. When we Move on the Divine Inspiration for Love, we enter a Living Flow, a “crystal river” of Light. Dynamic developments are possible on Tone 6. Every effort we add to the Flow, will carry us far beyond our Human limitations.

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5 Earth / CABAN – A Guiding Light: Day 5 of 13

THE TRECENA OF REED/BEN, A GUIDING LIGHT

MAYAN CALENDAR DAYKEEPER’S JOURNAL

Greetings Kin,

Tone 5 is a day of Empowerment. The Center of the Cube symbolizes human’s central, intelligent, organizing force for managing the resources, substance, and knowledge for application. Tone 5 gather’s all the resources for the last steps of our climb.

On Tone 5 we take inventory of our Spiritual Tools, the Truth of the Power of Love and the Divine Resources of Wisdom at Hand. Tone 5 represents our Inherent thoughts to discern the Means and the Way for creation.

Earth/CABAN is a Day Sign of Empowerment. CABAN is symbolized as Mother Earth, as the Source of Everything Known to Human. From the micro to the macro, Mother Earth proves the Integrity of a Divine Design.

The K’iche Maya Day Sign is No’j, a Sacred Word that marks a day of wisdom and knowledge. The glyph illustrates 3 Sources of Knowing that make up our Body of Consciousness. The horizontal line represents human’s linear thoughts. The wavy line symbolizes our imagination, and the floating circles, our Spirit’s Consciousness of the Divine.

CABAN resides in the East, the Direction of the Sunrise and the Element of Fire. From the East the Sun brings Divine Inspiration for a New Day. Fire is the Element with the power of transmutation – changing things from one form of being to another.

CABAN is a nahaul/essence of Movement. Mother Earth creates Time by Movement. Time is the Divine Means through which Human is offered the Wisdom of Experience. To draw from the resources of All Knowledge, we have to keep moving on.

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4 Wisdom / CIB – A Guiding Light: Day 4 of 13

THE TRECENA OF REED/BEN, A GUIDING LIGHT

MAYAN CALENDAR DAYKEEPER’S JOURNAL

4 Wisdom / CIB

Greetings Kin,

The 4th Tone of Creation is Stability. Tone 4 is compared to the cube, a dimension defined by borders and parameters. Whenever we choose to move forward on an Intention to create, our next inherent thoughts are to get a grasp on the circumstances. If we’re Wise, we look at a map before we take any journey. We can choose the shortest way, or we can take the scenic route. On Tone 4 we establish the “rules of the game.”

On a journey of Divine Evolution, we can choose a course for our thoughts in advance. We can build a foundation as our own pillars of Faith to stand when we face the Unknown. To Move to a Higher State of Consciousness, we choose thoughts that will lead to the desired ending. In a world below, we move by taking one step after another. Above, our Spirit Rises one Divine thought at a time that we can experience and claim as the Truth. The Higher our Truth, the more Divine are the possibilities. We know where Human thoughts can lead. And, we can Remember, that Divine thoughts always lead Faith to Believing.

Wisdom/CIB connects us to the Wisdom of the Ages. CIB represents the Collective Wisdom of Humanity, and our own Wisdom of Experience. CIB reminds us that the past is an archaeological treasure for Wisdom that leads a Divine Way. CIB resides in the South, the direction of our Relationships with one another and the Natural World. CIB guides us to the Wisdom of Right Relationship.

CIB shares the “Key to the Kingdom” as Forgiveness. We can only see the Whole Truth by looking beyond the circumstances of Time. We are all on our own path and in our own back and forth movement between the darkness and the Light of Truth our Heart can Believe. As we look ahead, we might consider the Wisdom of our own past. There’s Times when we Feel the Light of Truth and Times when we Feel there’s no hope in sight. If we apply the Wisdom of our own Truth, sometimes we are Brighter than others. The Truth is in our Intention to be. Human will always express the Truth of our limitations, where our Faith turns to Fear.

Eagle/MEN shared the Vision to See the Light in our Future and the direct course from point A to point B. The Owl expands our Vision with the Gift to see through the darkness. Wisdom/CIB sees the darkness on the way to the Unknown. We can plan now for the Human limitation of forgetting. Our Faith is challenged the farther we turn from the way Human sees to the way our Spirit Believes. Human isn’t satisfied until we know all the answers, even before we know the questions. The first time we run into an unexpected Truth, we can forget. We need a plan to get through it. CIB’s strategy is to turn to the Wisdom of the Past to keep moving forward.

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3 Eagle / MEN – A Guiding Light: Day 3 of 13

THE TRECENA OF REED/BEN, AN ALTAR OF LIGHT

3 Eagle / MEN

Greetings Kin,

Tone 3 holds the Intention of Movement. The action of Movement or a Dissemination of Communication begins the Life of a new Intention. Sound creates a vibration in the universe. The Tone and Frequency are determined by the Intention.  Human Will aligned with Divine Will manifest the Trinity, the exponential Power of Love.

2 Jaguar/IX inspired a way of Gratitude in Divine Communion with a Living Earth. Mother Earth was moved by the Creator’s Breath to keep Perfect Time for a Divine Meaning and Purpose.

Eagle/MEN is the Intermediary that shares the Eagle’s Eye to see into the Future. Whatever the Eagle can see within its range of vision lies within its grasp. An Eagle can see the speck of a distinctive color of its prey under a bush nearly 2 miles away. The Eagle flies by Intuition, feeling its way by focusing on the “X” that marks the spot and leaning into the Wind. To fly like an Eagle, we must lean into the Truth. Our most important Truth is the Creator’s Promise of a Divine Provision. In the world of physicality, below, we lean into the Truth of our Experience.

Eagle resides in the West, the direction of our Unknown Experience and our journey to the Future. Holding the Element of Water, Eagle Vision can give us the clarity to see a Dream within our Grasp. The Eagle flies in closest proximity to the heavenly realm, sharing a perspective from Above. In the Eagle’s line of sight, there are no obstacles between point A and point B. That was just the way it looked from the ground. The Eagle can guide a direct flight to a Dream with our Name on it.

Flying away is the only reason an Eagle doesn’t claim the prize. Maybe it loses the wind and things it’s chasing a moving target. The Eagle doesn’t like competition and will turn away before it will engage a fight. Eagle/MEN helps us see that our Dreams are within our grasp. The Eagle sees all around before taking off. We only have to Remember that a Divine Creator shared the Inspiration for OUR Dream. It doesn’t matter if we’re the first or the last. The Monkey would remind us that it doesn’t even matter if we finish. All our Dreams will be manifested in the Future.

Eagle/MEN employs the Vigilant Consciousness of the Deer, focused on a single-minded Intention. To build the Light at our Altar, we are on the Receiving End of a Divine Communion of Spirit. Eagle is a “light” day sign in a 13-day cycle of “light,” which guides us to Truth known by Divine Inspiration. The Intention of our Dream will raise our Faith and Hope to Believing.

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2 Jaguar / IX – A Guiding Light: Day 2 of 13

THE TRECENA OF REED/BEN, AN ALTAR OF LIGHT

MAYAN CALENDAR DAYKEEPER’S JOURNAL

2 Jaguar / IX

“To Be, or Not To Be?”

Greetings Kin,

Tone 2 holds the Intention of Duality. Who Am I? What’s My way into a New and Unknown Future. On Tone 2 we see “what is” from Human’s perspective, BEFORE we consider how we can Divinely carry it out. Duality is the “hard road” of Time. It takes more than a first impression to know the WHOLE Truth. The Tzolk’in helps us track the thoughts that will, collectively, draw us toward a Higher Consciousness of Knowing. We can know the Truth. Only through our own experience, do we WHOLLY Believe it.

Jaguar/IX is the Day Sign of Spirit, the sign of the shaman, and the shape-shifter than can cross the dimensions of Time and Place. The Destiny of Jaguar/IX is to walk in the Balance between the Above and Below. Above, the Jaguar holds the Breath of Light and Truth that Spirit is the realm that’s True. Below, IX is the symbol of the Divine Feminine that hears the Heartbeat of Mother Earth. IX balances the Truth of Spirit, with the Beauty of Compassionate Love for the Human hearts beating Below.

The Jaguar faces its “enemies” in stealth, for the Intention of guarding an Inner Altar of Light. The Jaguar always leads us on a journey to the East, for the Light of Illumination. Residing in the North, Jaguar holds the Wisdom of Earth Magic, born of Gratitude for ALL the Beauty of Love on Earth. On days guided by IX, we are Called to Mother Nature. She is always waiting for us, with Forces that can Ground our “positive energy.”

Jaguar/IX will lead us to the Time and Place where our altar will shine the Light for Whole. Our Direction will be East, always turning to the Sunrise and the Love given as every New Beginning. To Know the Truth and our Way, we’ll only have to look down at our feet, and See the Sunrise straight ahead that will Answer every Question that leads to our Highest End.

There are no mistakes on the Jaguar’s path. Every step taken through Time holds a Divine Meaning and Purpose, Above AND Below. Jaguar/IX is a “symbol of 7” as the guardian of the Holy of Holies at the top of the pyramid. Jaguar is the nahaul that sees the Truth by a Reflection. What “appears to be true” in the world below, can reflect the Real Truth, when we see it from an equal and opposite perspective.

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