THE TRECENA OF DEER/MANIK
1 Deer / MANIK
The Next 13-Days…
Deer/MANIK inspires a Divine Meaning and Purpose for our Life. The Deer is the Day Sign of the Mayan priest. The Deer is a symbol of stability with one leg planted in each of the 4 directions. Another name for MANIK is Hand, illustrated in the glyph grasping a thread of Ether that completes the connection to a circuit of Divine Power. The circle represents the Eye of the Deer that maintains a watch of Vigilant Consciousness.
Deer/MANIK guides us to claim a Divine Meaning and Purpose for our Life and to dedicate the Time to a Mission of Service. MANIK is dedicated to the path that leads to an altar. The Mayan priest is one who observes the calendar and carries out the sacred ceremonies on behalf of the Whole.
The Deer leads by gift of Harmonic Resonance. By standing in the Highest Integrity of Truth, the Deer leads by attraction. The Mayan priest offers the witness of Love that is grown by dedicating our self to a path. The Mayan priest doesn’t enforce any rules or doctrine. We are all intended to discern our own way from the Master Teacher within. By observing the sacred traditions, Deer reminds others to follow their own path.
In every herd of Deer there is One that will serve as the leader who stands in Vigilant Consciousness. The Deer stands in the Integrity of its own Truth. MANIK teaches that we aren’t meant to defend our ground. Our Way is led from Above. The Deer’s way is to stand silently on the Truth of Holy Ground.
The Deer upholds the pillars of Faith by honoring all ways and all paths that lead to the place of Divine Communion. The Deer is Vigilantly Conscious of Time and Place and dedicates itself to remembering that every path will look different, depending on where we are in the journey. The Deer guides us to stand on the Truth that we believe in the here and now. We don’t have to defend it. We’re the only one in our Time and Place. No one but a Divine Creator will know the Meaning and Purpose of our Truth. The Whole Truth won’t be completed until the end. We are always on a journey to Higher Truth. We have to start somewhere. It’s more important to learn to See what we Believe and Stand on our own Truth than it is to be “right.” How could we ever explain a Truth spoken to our heart?
The Deer is a living demonstration of Faith in Action. Kneeling at an altar, MANIK serves as an example of Humility. Admitting the Truth of our limitations will always lead us to a Higher Truth of the Creator’s Love. Deer shares the Spiritual Tools of Spirit and is said to have kept every tool it’s ever used. The priest holds the Sacred Medicine Bundle that has been passed down by all the Ones that led before. The Highest Mayan Priest, Don Alejandro, holds the Sacred Staff. The Deer guides us to take up our own staff and dedicate our Life to our own Mission of Love. The Movement of Divine Intention creates the Vibration of Love that calls lower vibrations into Harmony.
Through a dedicated practice of Divine Consciousness, the Deer is capable to push away negative influences. The Elders said the Way of Spiritual Development is to track the mind to be Conscious of our thoughts, and Remember we can Choose the ones we will follow. The most Divine Tool held by the Deer is a Divine Provision for every Human limitation. The path is the Provision through which to Remember the Tool of theurgy, the Power that was Given to Human Beings to call upon a Divine Agency through our rituals and sacred ceremonies. The Deer stands on the Truth of the Creator’s Promise of Answered Prayers.
Trecena of Light:
Deer/MANIK guides a cycle of Divine Inspiration. Following the Light of Divine Discernment we will realize a Divine Meaning and Purpose for our Life, and we will manifest the Truth that we were given every Spiritual Tool we need to carry out the Mission. The purpose will be to find our Own Divine Way. The Elders on the traditional Native American path said that we weren’t meant to emulate their ways, but to create our own myths. They said the tools passed down could serve as Proven and Worthy Tools that we could rely on until we created our own. We carry on the ways by a personal Choice when we Understand the Momentum of all the prayers that have gone before.
GLOBAL BURNER: 4 Dog/OC
Residual energy is burned away at the Center of each Season. On Global Burners the shaman and the priest carry out the Sacred Fire Ceremonies on behalf of the Whole to restore Right Relationship in the Community. 4 Dog/OC stabilizes the energy of Unconditional Love. On days leading up the the Global Burner we are more likely to feel the symptoms of stress building up to a big release. Through the Element of Fire, the flesh of our Ego is burned away and we are Restored to Right Relationship. The Mayan priest observes a ritual of 21 Days of Gratitude leading up to the event. I’m just noticing that 21 days before 4 Dog/OC is 10 Dog/OC. It’s the same for each of the Global Burner Day Signs (Dog/OC, Eagle/MEN, Sun/AHAU, and Serpent/CHICCHAN). In the future I can remember that the 21 Days of Gratitude begin from the Tone 10 of Manifestation and mark the calendar for 10 Eagle/MEN, 10 Sun/AHAU, and 10 Serpent/CHICCHAN.
PEAK DAYS: Peak Experience, Peak Performance
The Peak Tones of the trecena are the best days for personal performance. These are days when we feel confident in our intentions and communication with others.
- 6 Road/EB – generates momentum of a rhythm and pattern of movement, marking a New Milestone on the Road to our Destiny
- 7 Reed/BEN – offers the Light of Divine Communion at the Highest Altar
- 8 Jaguar/IX – shines the Zenith Light of “pure spirit” and the “earth magic” of gratitude
- 9 Eagle/MEN – our Transformation is completed by a Vision of our Divine Future, and Knowing the Dream lies within our grasp
Deer/MANIK inspires a Way to navigate the Chaos of a Major Life Change. We will Ascend on 13 Storm/CAUAC. Through a Gift of Lightning from Above, we will Receive a Blessing and Purification of Living Water for the Renewal and Regeneration of our Spirit.