The following information relates to the personal observance of the Vision Quest, begun on 1 Night/AKBAL (January 7, 2018). Below are suggestions and further insight for discernment of the daily aspects noted in the 13-Day Trecena Guide. “Daily Ritual” is also offered for your consideration. (This augments instructions for the Vision Question that are included in the post for 1 Night/AKBAL, publishing January 7, 2018.)
MORNING SUN GREETING:
Our first direction of the day can be to Greet the Sun. On the mornings of Sacred Dance Ceremony, we led at daybreak to see the horizon and to make a Cornmeal offering, giving thanks for a new day. We can greet the East remembering our source of Life, Light and Inspiration.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF THE KIN:
Draw attention to the Kin of the day – the Tone number and Day Sign. Honor the inspiration of the day. Follow the Intention of the Kin. Look to the Day Sign for the best way how.
Each Kin (Tone and Day Sign) Kin is illustrated on the “trecena wave” illustration, which also notes Portal Days, on the 13-day Trecena Guide.
Decide what your Sacred Ceremony will be and set a routine. You might decide to light a candle during your time of silent reflection. You may want to incorporate the Blessing of your food. If you spend time in Nature, you might find something meaningful you’d like to add to your altar. (Always ask permission and leave a fair exchange of yourself (hair, spittle), or an offering of cornmeal, tobacco, or personal object. You can make a ceremony of anything you do. Ritual grounds our connection to Spirit. If you work, you could make a practice of “brushing off the world” when you return home – either through smudge, or just by physical movement. It’s YOUR Dance. Discover it as you go.
TRACKING THE MIND:
Make note of your dreams and waking thoughts. Check in throughout the day to what is on your mind. If you don’t see how they relate to the day’s energy, maybe it hasn’t happened yet. Something will begin to occupy your thoughts. The periodic check-in will help you recognize when it happens.
The Directions and Elements offer “food for inspiration.” You might see the synchronicity in the context of your experience, or an influence for discernment.
Directions: The direction suggests whether your experience might center around.
- East (Red) is about Inspiration. “What am I Inspired to do?”
- South (Yellow) is about relationships with others and the natural world.”What would my friends tell me, or what is common knowledge?” “What’s the condition of my personal relationships?”
- West (Black/Blue) is about facing life’s unknowns. “What am I feeling about something going on?” “Where does my fear suggest need of Higher Discernment?”
- North (White) is about learning from experience, the place of the Ascended Masters and the Collective Wisdom. “What have I learned from past experience? What would the Elders tell me to do?
Elements: The aspect reflecting properties and ways of being.
WATER: Healing, Purification, Baptism of Spirit. Water is the Element that holds the Ether of Spirit. Water encourages going with the Flow and receiving the Descending Light of Spirit.
EARTH: Grounding and Forces of Nature. Earth offers the strength of standing in your own foundation. The Forces of Nature are within us as we are made of elements of earth. Earth relates to motion – employing an “active” versus “passive” approach.
AIR: Breath of Spirit and the Breath of Life. Air is a healing force that can be directed within. Wind calls us to Sacred Breath and encourages us to listen for the Creator’s Voice. As the Element of Mind, Air encourages us to use our Intellect, and seek Wise Counsel. Air is about a disbursement of communication.
FIRE: Life Force itself and the Power of Spirit. Fire represents everything we call Sacred. Fire is the Element that can change the form of ALL the Elements. Fire is the Inspiration of “Knowing” – the service of all our Spiritual Gifts. Address a situation holding the Truth of your Spiritual Intention. Use Spiritual Tools and Sacred Ritual to call on Divine Intervention.
These are all ways to connect with your thoughts and feelings and discernment what they may be about, or trying to tell you. (This doesn’t have to be a daily ritual for review, but something to turn to if you need help figuring out what a situation is about and what you might learn from it.)
END OF THE DAY:
Acknowledge the sunset as ending of another day, thanking the Day Sign of the Kin. The Elders said to let our worries of the day go down with the setting sun. (Make note of how you feel. Sunset is often a time when you can feel a shift of energy to the next Day Sign.)
KEEP NOTES. PAY ATTENTION TO INSPIRATION AND FOLLOW THROUGH. GO WITH THE FLOW OF SPIRIT.