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The First 8 Monkey/CHUEN of this Journal: October 18, 2015

Greetings Kin,

8 Monkey/CHUEN (8 B’aatz) – First 8 B’aatz I painted.

I wanted to share the journal from October 18, 2015, the day I made a commitment to Count the Days. I had been calling myself a daykeeper since 2002 without a Dedicated Practice. I looked at the Tzolk’in every day for some synchronicity. That was as far as I looked.

I had written a few posts from the calendar on the blog, and thought it would be a tool for organization. Then one day, I mentioned the 21-day Gratitude Ceremony in a post. I thought, why talk about it, if you aren’t going to do it. I committed to 21 days. “What had I done? What would I even have to write tomorrow?”

Don’t hold me to any Wisdom about the Maya from 2015. I guess it was good I picked a narrow topic. I couldn’t even Sign my Name.

On that 8 B’aatz I realized I never made a real commitment. I Initiated myself. As my Offering, I made a commitment to 260 journals and 260 glyphs, one for every day.

Material changes have followed and I’m still following that path to another Dream. I could never measure the value of a worldly return to the Consciousness to see all the Blessings that were Always there and are Eternal.

I couldn’t have done it without YOU. I’m grateful to Celebrate the Day it began with you.
The Sun is shining, the Mother Finch is singing her song to it, and I placed my Love there. The Signs and Symbols will rise with tomorrow’s Sun, the beginning of our New Life on Earth.

in lak’ech, Debra  – HAPPY NEW LIFE

BELOW – THE JOURNAL AS IT STARTED: Typos, errors and all (like always)

21 Days of Gratitude, Day 4 – Happy Maya New Year!

Wajxaqib’, 8 B’atz’/Chuen/Monkey

8 Monkey/Chuen/B’atz’

Galactic Tone 8: Justice – Harmony and balance are the intent of Eight. Eights carefully weigh ll evidence to reach a balance of justice. Eight is the power of organization demonstrated in statement, “as above, so below”. The energy of 8 organizes all levels of creation.

Monkey/Chuen/B’atz’: Known to the maya as the weaver of time – Monkey takes ideas as threads of vines and weaves them into the fabric of our reality.

HAPPY MAYA NEW YEAR! (Waqxaqui (8) B’atz)

Wajxaqib’, 8 B’atz’/Chuen/Monkey

Wajxaqib’, 8 B’atz’/Chuen/Monkey

The K’iche’ Maya of highland Guatemala honor this day, 8 B’atz’ (Chuen/Monkey) as the beginning of the 260-day cycle of the Tzolk’in calendar. This is a special day when the Maya community joins to celebrate with Fire Ceremonies of gratitude and is the day of initiation for Shaman and Mayan Daykeepers.

When Maya people celebrate the Tzolkin new year, they are celebrating that the creation of the world has been fulfilled and that a new cycle of 260 days begins. The ceremony includes calling all of the 260 days of the Tzolkin/Cholq’ij calendar. Monkey is the first one called in during the Count of Days in Guatemalan Mayan fire ceremonies because he signifies the beginning of time.

These ancient sacred ceremonies are a time of purification, blessing and celebration now recognized and honored by Daykeepers throughout the world as well as the traditional Maya. Among the practices of a Daykeeper is to welcome the inspiration of a new Sun, and to send a message of love forward on the Sun in lak’ech to the next Daykeepers waiting for the dawn.

To all my relations, I am grateful for honored traditions brought forward from our ancestors that bring meaning and connection to our lives. I am grateful for every new beginning and for the opportunity it brings to be made new once again and to clear a way for a fresh path forward.

Most of all, I am grateful to hold a sacred space with those that share the path of beauty that we may all move forward in harmony and in the spirit of lak’ech – “I am another yourself.”

Today brings an opportunity join in a celebration in harmony with all that is. As this new day dawns, I send my love around to you on the Sun.

7 Transformer/CIMI – A Walk with Light

THE TRECENA OF SUN/AHAU

MAYAN CALENDAR: DAYKEEPER’S JOURNAL

Greetings Kin,

7 Transformer/CIMI

7 Transformer/CIMI

The Sun/AHAU trecena is the highest energetic cycle of the Tzolk’in calendar.  The 20 Day Signs and perpetual 13-day trecenas were created for Human’s spiritual evolution. We just completed the trecena of Deer/MANIK, the path of the Mayan Priest, symbolic of a transformation in our relationship with the Creator.  Galactic Tone 7 holds the mystical power of the Jaguar, the guardian of the sacred places and prayers.

Tomorrow, 8 Deer/MANIK is the traditional day for initiation of the Mayan Priest. 7 Transformer/CIMI is about the questions we ask ourselves and God on the eve of an initiation. The answers will change the destiny of our lives. Continue reading

10 Dog/OC – Manifesting Love

Greetings Kin,

10 Dog/OC

10 Dog/OC

I’ve found most of my sorrows are tied to the ways others have disappointed me. I can’t be disappointed unless I have expectations. Our full surrender to Divine Will includes letting go of flimsy rules about how our needs must be met. Surrendered to Divine Will our needs can be fulfilled for the highest good of all.

Tone 10 asks us to acknowledge what we have manifested or transformed through the cycle of this trecena. Dog/OC guides us to make our assessment through the eyes of unconditional love.

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3 Dog/OC – Love is the Answer

Greetings Kin,

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3 Dog/OC

Today we may experience the Movement of Unconditional Love. Those born under the sign of Dog/OC are said to achieve success because of their understanding of Human Nature – “the ways of thinking, feeling and acting we come by naturally, apart from cultural influence.” (Wikipedia) Dog loves us unconditionally in spite of seeing our limitations, as well as our potential.

On our journey through life we all face disappointments, most often the result of our relationships with one another. And yet, one aspect of our Human Nature is to need one another. We weren’t meant to be alone. Today we are meant to come to the understanding that unconditional love is a necessity for our own happiness.

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6 Deer/MANIK – Path of Beauty, Grace, and Power

THE TRECENA OF WIND/IK

6 Deer/MANIK (Cherokee, Deer/Ahwu’sdi)

6 Deer/MANIK

6 Deer/MANIK

Galactic Tone 6: Six is responsiveness and the art of negotiation. It is the movement of volume through space that creates time. This energy in action is like the art of dance or a great athlete in motion. Six facilitates dynamic developments in all aspects of life.

Deer/MANIK (Hand): Deer are spirit tools. Silence itself is a spiritual experience for Deer. For Deer life is a pilgrimage. Deer are dominant persons who defend the people and will make sacrifices for others. The spirit of Deer upholds the pillars of the four directions. With the power inherent in the number four, Deer pushes away bad influences or negative energies. Skill and quality of work are very important to Deer. They are presented with tools for every task in life and it is with these that they are able to rise above limitations. Deer has a habit of keeping every tool it has ever used. This leads to clutter and indecision, loss and procrastination. When confronted with promises not kept, Deer becomes stubborn, manipulative and evasive.

Cherokee, Deer/Ahwu’sdi: Symbolized by Constellation Galagina, the Stag, known as Taurus, the Bull. It does not include the Pleiades and Hyades clusters which in Cherokee are viewed as separate. To feed, gatherers of food and supplies, they enjoy rituals, ceremonials, feasts, the souls of hospitality, sociability. Freedom versus security issues often inspire leadership and unique solutions.  Combined with artistic and inspiring energies in harmony with lunar cycles, they nourish the clans. Totem-Deer:  A priest or shaman, a powerful person in general, to overwhelm an individual with one’s personal power, divination; inclined to become a teacher, healer, guru, civic leader, or politician.  Ability to create harmonic resonance.

See the 13-Day Trecena Guide if you’re following along with the trecena.

Daykeeper’s Journal:

Path of Beauty, Grace, and Power

The trecena of Wind/IK is guiding us on the journey of chaos that precedes personal changes and every new creation. At Tone 6, we are establishing our new sense of balance. Deer/MANIK is a highly spiritual day with energy likened to the powerful stag. Deer brings the Spirit Tools to help us move through life with beauty, grace and power.

Deer lifts us up beyond our own limitations. Living life as a pilgrimage, Deer/MANIK has mastered the art of movement. Upholding the pillars of the 4 directions, Deer is capable to guide us in any direction.

Deer teaches us to wait in patient silence so we will know when to move and when to stand still. As Deer, we are empowered to sense the unseen so that we can move swiftly beyond any danger. As Deer, we may leap with joy and unbounded freedom when we see a way is clear. As Deer, we are established as a Spirit Guide for others, embodying the Love and Silent Power of the Divine Spirit.

To all my relations, may we be blessed by the Spirit Tools of Deer/MANIK who never stays in one place, but is forever on a journey. May we learn to face life’s challenges with the silent confidence, knowing we reside under the protection and care of the Divine Spirit who meets our every need. May our walk be a path of beauty that lights a way for others to follow.

In lak’ech, I am another you

Jaguar Woman, 9 Eagle/MEN

3 Seed/KAN – Eloquence of Heart

THE TRECENA OF WIND/IK

3 Seed/KAN (Cherokee, Dragon/UKTE’NA)

3 Seed/KAN

3 Seed/KAN

Galactic Tone 3: Action. Three is basic movement and communication, which begins as a vibration. Three energy is very eloquent in all types of self-expression. Communication is how Three establishes a point of agreement between any point “A” and any point “B”. Three persons are rhythmic to the core and are often restless, as motion is their nature. By working closely with the energy of Three, any person becomes more able to predict motions of all kinds.

Seed/KAN: Family, sexual activity and the magic of germination are the characteristics of this sun sign. Natural net workers, Seed people strive to free themselves and others from debt or oppressive patterns of the past. Abundance is gathered by Seeds as if with a cast net. Seed persons are public defenders who work toward uniting community by discovering hidden traps and secret influences of others. To generate true abundance, Seed must learn to appreciate all gifts and lessons received and conduct profound investigations into its self. In the absence of gratefulness and the courage to face oneself, Seed finds itself in less than less fertile environments.

Cherokee, Dragon/UKTE’NA   O’STO: Dragon’s symbol is Draco winding between the Little Dipper and Big Dipper. Dragon is the Corn Spirit, symbol of dual personality of Corn Mother and Maiden; fertility and pro-creation from generation to generation. The word dragon means “eye, to look at, to see clearly”. Spirit brings energy of Lawgiver, Justice, vigilance and protective, loyal unto death. Ley lines in China are “dragon lines”, energy is sometimes called “orgone energy”, pyramid power or magnetic force. Pyramids and kivas are collector portals for this energy, known as vortexes. Dragon energy beats a path everywhere, stirring things up with a big stick in tune with the beat of the drum, heartbeat of the Earth.

See the 13-Day Trecena Guide if you’re following along with the trecena.

Daykeeper’s Journal:

Eloquence of Heart

On the first day of movement/action under the Wind/IK trecena of communication, Galactic Tone 3 empowers us to be eloquent in our self-expressions. Seed/KAN represents our seeds of intention – our goals, wishes and dreams.

Having eloquence of expression is the quality of persuasive, moving, or graceful expression to communicate thought and reason in a powerful way. True eloquence does not consist of saying great things in a sublime style, but in being able to exchange thoughts and ideas in simple and direct ways.

Our most eloquent expressions come from the heart. Just as we draw our deepest connection to Spirit when we reveal our deepest emotions, we create closer relationships with one another when we are willing to share something of who we are.

We live in a world where most of our communications boil down to shallow pleasantries. Our exchanges may be polite, but not very meaningful. Too often, we use politeness as a means to dismiss, rather than to connect. We wait to share our feelings with ‘those that really matter.’ We show everyone that they matter when we share something of our authentic selves.

We don’t have to share our life story to be authentic. The Cherokee word dragon means “eye, to look at, to see clearly.”  To be authentic requires that we take the time to actually SEE one another. Our greatest eloquence does not rest on our choice of our words, but in our intention. In our desire to build a bridge and to be connected we are empowered with the Eloquence of Heart.

To all my relations, may my highest intention be to reflect your Divine Light, so that my words may be an instrument of your peace, hope and love.

in lak’ech, i am another you

Jaguar Woman, 9 Eagle/MEN

10 Flint/ETZNAB – Truth of Love

THE TRECENA OF OFFERING/MULUC

10 Flint/ETZNAB (Cherokee, Flint/DAWI’SGALA)

10 Flint/ETZNAB

10 Flint/ETZNAB

Galactic Tone 10: Manifestation. What were once intentions or ideas, hopes or fears become physically present with the energy of Ten. What is focused upon with attention and intention becomes real with Ten. Ten is a powerful energy that carries a great responsibility.

Flint/ETZNAB: Mirror of reality. As a struck flint, these persons are the divine sparks of intelligence. Flint’s innate abilities are utilized to discriminate emotions from fact. Flint persons stand tireless to protect, defend, or cure others by personal sacrifice. By courageously wielding the sword of truth, falsehoods are cut away. Flints, it was said, can receive information on inter-personal troubles or evil plots of others by reflecting in an obsidian mirror. Their valiant service as warriors of the truth must be impeccable or they will experience sufferings of accidens, misunderstandings and gossip.

Cherokee, Flint/DAWI’SGALA: Flint’s symbol is Chawa’ or Castor of the Castor and Pollux Twins in Gemini.  Castor appears in the evening personifying darkness. Pollux then appears in the east at dawn to end the night. Totem is a Flint Knife.  Flint spirit shone a light like the sun and gave the people the Sacred Venus Calendar, fixed the days and promised to watch over the earthlings.  A flint person endeavors to keep that covenant.  Opener of the Way, a creator, innovator, stretches the mind to outside limits of capabilities. Changes the static to the dynamic.  Brings about change, often through separation and destruction.  Beams the Stellar Ray of Truth to Earth as a crystal sword cast down along the path of a lightning flash. The transformer brings things to a head and wipes the slate clean.

See the 13-Day Trecena Guide if you’re following along with the trecena.

Daykeeper’s Journal:

Truth of Love

The MULUC trecena guides us through the emotional process of letting go. We were guided to let go of every idea we had about what we think we need to be happy… our most deeply held attachments and the outcome of our dreams. We are learning that through our emotions we share our deepest connections with one another and with the Divine Spirit.

Galactic Tone 10 of manifestation guides us to acknowledge what is real and where we are. Flint/ETZNAB offers us a keen sense of perception. What has been hidden, confusing or unclear can suddenly be cleared away in the light of a new understanding. Like struck flint, we may experience our new Truth as a sudden revelation.

Sometimes it’s hard to face the Truth in all its glaring details. Though, it is the Truth that sets us free as it brings us from the darkness into the light. Regardless of where we may find ourselves, we are never separated from the Divine Love of the Creator whose greatest desire is that we Love and be Loved.

To all my relations, may we know that when we surrender ourselves to the Divine Spirit we are never left empty-handed, but given so much more than we could ever expect for ourselves. May we be opened to the expectations of the Divine Will to receive in full measure the miracles of God’s Love.

in lak’ech, i am another you

Jaguar Woman, 9 Eagle/MEN

 

2 Dog/OC – Offering Love

THE TRECENA OF OFFERING/MULUC

2 Dog/OC (Cherokee, Wolf/WOLF/KANA’TI)

2 Dog/OC

2 Dog/OC

Galactic Tone 2: Mysterious as the question ‘to be or not to be?” Two is the recognition of the separation of self from all else and the desire to be rejoined. Walking a balance while making choices of all kinds, light/dark, male/female, good/bad, Yin/Yang, is the energy of this number. Experiencing the differences between one and another is the use and purpose of this number.

Dog/OC: Courageous, loyal and warm-hearted, very alert and valiant, people born of Dog are respected for their sense of justice and their protection. People born of the sun sign Dog are very sensual and know how to enjoy life. Playfulness and a good understanding of the basic human nature lead to prosperity for Dog. Dogs are good team players who love to travel and have a keen sense of their position in society. Dogs are ambitious and will take opportunities when they offer themselves, including infidelities. Dog persons share the nature of coyotes, spies, wolves and lawyers

Cherokee, WOLF/KANA’TI: Wolf’s symbol is Sirius (Dog star) and Antares, one or the other always visable but never at the same time.  Wolf is our brother, shares our very roots.  All dogs are domesticated wolves, companionship and guidance.  Connecting link between the worlds. One who inspires loyalty, diplomacy and sense of humor with unlimited potential.  A teacher, healer, pathfinder and transformer.  Sharp as obsidian, gentle as a lamb. Totem -Dog.  Loyalty and faithfulness that survives beyond death.  This was the first day of creation energy in this 4th world, sets the energy for love, loyalty and faithfulness on the 5200 year cycle.  Heart chakra energy is involved so that we can move to the state of “unconditional love” with compassion.  All sexual desire issues that are not in harmony will surface to be cleared.

See the 13-Day Trecena Guide if you’re following along with the trecena.

Daykeeper’s Journal:

Offering Love

Through the trecena of MULUC we receive purification and atonement through an offering – a sacred exchange. When we surrender ourselves as an offering, we are reconciled – we are atoned (at one) with the Divine Spirit. As we make ourselves low through the humility of our surrender, we are raised high to the level of divinity.

Dog/OC teaches us how to give and receive love. When we surrender our Love as an offering, we give up our control of it. Made one with the Creator, our resistance to love falls away. We only resist love when we have made a judgement that someone or something is not worthy of our Love. As one with the Creator, we can know that giving love is our single highest purpose.

Galactic Tone 2 teaches us about choices. We are given a choice on how we may direct our energy over the course of the next 13 days. Dog/OC offers us the choice to Love… to love everything unconditionally, and to seek to give our love freely, in the highest order, and without restriction. The Love we have to share is the highest offering we can bring to the Creator.

To all my relations, may I be forgiven for all the times I have resisted sharing my Love. May I SEE YOU in the light of the divinity that we share. May our every exchange becomes a sacred offering of Love so that we may be as one with the Creator.

in lak’ech, i am another you

Jaguar Woman, 9 Eagle/MEN

 

1 Offering/MULUC – Journey of Gratitude

THE TRECENA OF OFFERING/MULUC

1 Offering/MULUC (Cherokee, The River/YUN’WI GUNNAHI’TA)

1 Offering/MULUC

1 Offering/MULUC

Galactic Tone 1: Unity. One is the beginning of all things, the first, the whole and the all in one. One’s are assertive and self-guided and give a good push to whatever project they are associated with. One persons work best when meeting a challenge. Do not expect One-persons to be attentive to details or to put the finishing touches on things.

Offering/MULUC: Also known as the sign of water. Ceremonially, Maya use water as an offering in baptisms and purifications. These ceremonies are done to bring about a collective strength, adaptability and harmony. In sincere appreciation, Offering people gladly give more than they ask for themselves. Offering persons are dynamic communicators with great intelligence making them excellent employers. Like a shaken vessel of water, Offering people regain equilibrium quickly. Also like a body of water, there may be deep undercurrents of emotion and hidden dangers. Others perceive these as hidden agendas in offering people and so extend them little trust and may even slap blame on them.

Cherokee, The River/YUN’WI GUNNAHI’TA:  The River is symbolized by The Milky Way, the Gihli’Utsun’stanun’yi “Where the Dog Ran” to gather the souls for Heaven.  The River is the minion for Grandfather Moon.  Long Man is the personification of the River stretching from the mountains to the lowlands, speaking to those who can understand.  People of this sign find “sermons in the stones” and good in everything.  These souls march to a different drummer, driven by inner volcanic forces.  The River is the “Fountain of Life” and represents the fluid of the cosmos to fluids in the body, with the energy to clear all karmic debts, personally and on a mass level with fluidity and grace.  The Moon controls our fluid cycle, to clear and understand emotional issues.  When you take this step to clear the emotional body, then you are ready for transformational energies at the next level.  As humans, our actions are ruled by our emotions, the key is to understand the connection and honor the emotions.

Journey of Gratitude

We are beginning a new 13-day cycle guided by the Day Sign Offering/MULUC.  Offering/MULUC calls us to make an offering. When we make a sacred offering we are  saying, “you are important and I honor you.”  Muluc guides us to approach our new journey with humility and gratitude. We will be raised up as we submit ourselves to a higher authority.

Making an offering requires that we give up something we treasure. Our time and attention may be our most valuable gift. Our time is required to bless that which is given, and it takes our time to consider what we are grateful for.

With our offering we can give thanks to the Divine Spirit that guides us, to the Grandfathers, Grandmothers who walked this way before, to the four directions, to the up above, the down below and to the heart of our Center.

Galactic Tone 1 is a new beginning. Tone 1 brings the inspiration for the intention we will carry forward. Through our offering we are opened to hear the voice of Spirit as the Sun brings light from the direction of the East.

The Cherokee symbol for this trecena is The River. The River is the power of Spirit that carries us on our journey. We will be transformed as we reach our destination. Like the water that flows to become one with the ocean, we will be transformed into something brand new.

To all my relations, may we offer our time and attention to consider all we have to be grateful for. Through our prayers of thanksgiving may we reside in humble gratitude.

in lak’ech, i am another you

Jaguar Woman, 9 Eagle/MEN

 

13 Star/LAMAT – Holding Power

13 Star/LAMAT (Cherokee, Rabbit/NOQUI’SEGWA)

13 Star/LAMAT

13 Star/LAMAT

Galactic Tone 13: Ascension; Thirteen assists us to go to the next higher step, propels us to try something new or to try again. Thirteen energy takes us over the next mountain just to see what is there. Thirteen carries the last success to the newest effort. Thirteen is a number associated with the Ascended Masters, creation, expansion, and manifestation.

Star/LAMAT: Star energy is multiplication of all things to abundance. Star has been associated with the fertility of rabbits for its ability to multiply. As each sun in the sky, Star persons shine equally in all directions. This natural tendency of harmony and balance can become compulsion, motivating Star to be too agreeable and too generous, rejected gifts cause fear and resentment. When a Star believes it has been given too much, they are weakened or may even collapse. In this “Black Hole” state, Stars are prone to verbal jousting and arguing to force their point of view on everyone.

Cherokee, Rabbit/NOQUI’SEGWA: Symbol-Venus, The Morning Star cycle of 260 days and Evening Star cycle of another 260 days, inspired the 13 numbers, 20 Day sign Sacred Calendar. Rabbit is the Trickster of Cherokee culture, matching the Coyote in other nations. The personification of Light and New Life, Sunrise, the scion of the Moon-Father of earth children, the Rabbit is fertility, be fruitful and multiply. Represents softness, gentleness and vulnerability. LAMAT– Totem Rabbit. Energies of re-birth, regeneration, ripening, harvest and abundance. This person is overflowing with love energy in all areas of life. Spiritual growth is natural and with ease due to the unconditional love energy that flows.

See the 13-Day Trecena Guide if you’re following along with the trecena.

Daykeeper’s Journal:

Holding Power

Galactic Tone 13 is the final day of our journey through the trecena of Wisdom/CIB. We are capable of more than we were before. Through our powerful experiences and teachings of CIB, we gained a new vision of our potential and shed parts of ourselves that have held us back.

As we look back from where we started we can see new or better ways to manifest our dreams, or we may discover something more worthy. We were created as sparks of the Divine Light for the purpose of bringing Love to the world.

Star/LAMAT brings the energy that multiplies whatever we focus on. LAMAT helps us to see the endless possibilities of being. Starlight shines in all directions. We are glowing in the light of our profound new experiences. Made fertile as the Rabbit, our Love is overflowing. Star cautions us not to give all our Light away.

“Holding Power” is a powerful teaching shared in the Medicine Circle. It was given as a caution after my first Sun/Moon Dance. Over the course of the 4-day ceremony there were many new insights and powerful experiences in Spirit. Dancers were guided not to speak of our experiences for 3 months… to “hold our power.”

Have you ever been so excited about something that you rush to tell the story, only to find it dismissed in some way by the hearer? Suddenly we may struggle to see what we have shared in its original glory. When someone else can’t see what we have seen, we may begin to question ourselves. We can lose the full power of our own experience.

Some things are meant for us alone to know. We are never able to relate the true depth of our experiences. Each must find their own True light. We can only shine a light on a way to find it.

To all my relations, may I be ever-grateful that I am gifted with experiences that are meant for only me.  May I hold these gifts within, so that their beauty may be multiplied as a light to shine the way on the road ahead.

In lak’ech, I am another you

Jaguar Woman, 9 Eagle/MEN

MESSAGE FROM LAMAT:

Your Light shines brightest when your focus is turned within. When you have perfected this, you are as a Star in Supernova – the brightest light in the universe.

SUPERNOVA: A supernova is a stellar explosion that briefly outshines an entire galaxy, radiating as much energy as the Sun or any ordinary star is expected to emit over its entire life span. A star supernovas when it collapses into its core, or when it has been re-ignited.