Happy Maya New Year!
Dog/OC has guided us over a threshold to a new experience of God’s Love. God IS Love. Our Feeling of Love is the very presence of God within us. The physical universe of who we are is God’s chosen domain.
8 Monkey/CHUEN (8 B’aatz) reminds us that we were each born as an Expression of the Creator, vibrating to a unique energy, with a unique purpose that is only known between ourselves and God. Together as One we are the whole universe of God. Our whole life purpose is a journey to this Divine Discovery.
We ALL stand in our most Perfect Position as God knows our next step forward. The beauty created by the Monkey, Master of all Arts, is the complete picture of how our lives are all woven together on this journey… each bringing something worthy that is needed by the other.
A relationship with the God Spirit living within us is our Free Will to choose. In the end, we will all fall to our knees when we know the Fullness of God for we see only a small part of the Whole. Only when we are released from the illusion of our physical vessel will we experience the full knowledge of God.
My Story with the Tzolk’in Calendar…
8 Monkey/CHUEN is a very special day for me as the end of a long journey. My spiritual path is the result of many years of seeking my own Truth to find a relationship with God. I found myself in a very dark place in 2009. As I celebrated my 60th birthday, I felt unloved, unwanted, and with no understood purpose for being. Depression has been a reality I have struggled with in my life, but this seemed a low beyond all lows. I had no direction and I didn’t know how to find one. In spite of all the spiritual tools I’d been given, I was lost in total darkness… thousands of miles from my Medicine Circle back home.
As Minisa completed her book “Spirit Talk” I was encouraged to take up a dedicated daily practice. I wanted to know the joy Minisa was experiencing. After a year of keeping a Spirit Talk journal on a semi-regular basis, I could see a new Light opening to me. In September 2015 I celebrated my 65 birthday. It was a lunar eclipse and Jupiter (the planet of expansion and good fortune) moved into my sign of Virgo. After so many years in darkness, this was a glimmer of hope.
The Seed of Intention I planted at my birthday was for a re-awakening of my own Spirit. I was desperate… willing to do anything. I committed to journal the calendar every single day, and to paint the glyph for good measure. I wanted a challenge that would stretch me and be the evidence that I was giving it my all.
Over the following weeks, I moved my writing to the blog. How vulnerable I was knowing someone from work was a follower from the old blog content. I share this because that’s where I was – afraid of sharing who I was. I “accidently” committed myself to sharing the 21-day Gratitude Ceremony – not knowing what I would offer on Day 2. The 4th Day of that Ceremony was 8 Monkey/CHUEN, 8 B’aatz, The Mayan New Year. 4 Days of Sacred Ceremony WILL change your life.
I realized that in all the years of calling myself a Daykeeper, I had never fully committed to all 260 Days. It was the revelation that this was indeed the path I was now following. In the silence and solitude of my alone-ness, I initiated myself that day with a commitment to journal the new Tzolk’in round, the full 260 Days, sharing my journal and paintings of the glyphs.
As 8 Monkey/CHUEN greets me again, I celebrate a transformation that has brought into unity all the lessons of a lifetime. This will always be remembered as the most important year of my life.
I Love you… each of you who have visited this blog and read my journal have been my reason to keep going. What I have been unsure of whether I could do for myself, I could do for you.
As part of remembering my beginning, my original New Year’s Post will be re-published from October 18, 2015. This was the day of a life-changing commitment and my first step in faith to a count of 260 days.
And so we stand in a new beginning. Another year is completed as we honor every Human and the Ancestors that preserved this ancient wisdom, so that we might learn to walk in a good way, and so that we can experience the joy and happiness of being that was the intention of our Creator.
It is my time to pass the sacred torch to you. The Elders have given us the sacred charge to be the new daykeepers who write the new calendars. May we remember where we started and revisit the silence and solitude of inner reflection that we might know where Spirit would lead us. A daily journal can become the documentation of an awakening and a reference to special memories that could otherwise be lost to time.
There is a tradition among Daykeepers in the Spirit of Lak’ech. When we greet the Sun in the morning, as we receive the Light, we remember the Daykeepers in the East who have already greeted this dawn. And at sunset, we turn to the West. As we release the cares of the day, we send our Love forward on the Sun in the Spirit of In Lak’ech to the Daykeepers in the West, yet waiting for the dawn.
May your joy be multiplied to abundance as you walk the year ahead. As a new sunrise dawns, may you know that my Love in Lak’ech is sent around to you on the Sun.
HAPPY MAYAN NEW YEAR!!!
in lak’ech, i am another you
Jaguar Woman, 9 Eagle/MEN
NEW YEAR PAGE: My offering for the Mayan New Year, 8 Monkey/CHUEN (July 4) is a meditation for those seeking ways to connect with our ancient ancestors. The meditation includes the Count of Days that is an element of the Fire Ceremonies that will be held by the Maya on the New Year. Also included are traditional ways and chants used to honor the 4 directions taken from the tradition of the Sacred Medicine Wheel path. in lak’ech, Debra/Jaguar Woman
CEREMONY PAGE: Updated with New Year Observances
Minisa Crumbo Halsey offers a message for the trecena of Seed/KAN from the sacred Medicine Wheel tradition.
I share this personal victory with two of my best friends who now hold a torch from the other side. Both were chosen sisters whose passing was a terrible loss, though I know at this time they are smiling and we will see each other again.
Sending Love Beyond Time and Space, Debra
Darlene was my split-twin Spirit. No two were ever so different to find such common ground for a relationship. Darlene accepted me unconditionally. We found joy in shared company that felt like family. Darlene passed in November of 2008. The night she died I was painting a black jaguar which will forever call memories of the love of this chosen sister. Darlene and I walked together on the Medicine path in Oklahoma. (Her light shines so bright, even in the last days of her journey through cancer.)
Theresa was a close friend and influence. She reminded me that all sorrows should, in the end, be resolved with a giggle. Theresa passed in January 2010. She was first to introduce me to the Mayan Calendar in 1998, though at the time, it looked way too complicated. I was years along in my Mayan path before I even remembered she was a part of it. She was a friend who never said “you should.”
Her companion, Shaktipaw, passed in the following year and now their ashes rest together in Puget Sound where she spent so many years of her life as a Voice to Power in the role of environmental activist.