MAYAN CALENDAR DAYKEEPER’S JOURNAL
2 Flint/ETZNAB asks us to consider a new way forward. We are looking at our new inspiration from all sides to find the passion that will carry a new Sacred Intention. Flint is known for bringing crystal clarity.
Yesterday morning, as I was setting the altar for the first trecena of a New Beginning, I was considering what to do with the flowers. Though wilted, they were still beautiful. A week ago I spotted a lifeless hatchling on the pavement of the parking lot. It seemed like such a sad resting place where the tiny bird would ultimately be swept up and discarded. I collected the remains in tissue and placed in a container on the balcony until I could determine a fitting end.
So, as I collected the altar flowers, I decided these would serve as the blanket in a small box for a proper burial. When all was prepared, I went to collect the bird, and unwrapping the paper, found nothing there. The temporary resting place had not been disturbed. All I wanted to do was somehow ease the grief of Mother’s loss by acknowledging the bird as God’s Creature, much more than a just a piece of trash. Perhaps the message was sent in the moment I picked it up. It will remain a Divine Mystery.
The Earth holds a Life Force of Divine Mystery that is beyond our understanding. Even science has proven that the movement of matter is influenced by our thoughts. My balcony has become a favorite gathering place this year for birds that have seldom come by. A Stellar’s Jay, a family of Lark Buntings, and the Northern Flicker have become regulars along with Song Sparrows, Chickadees, and even Hummingbirds, though the living flowers are their only feeder. I like to think they’ve been drawn by Love. Even my cat Shadow returns chirps in silent tones as he watches them through the screen. All shapes, sizes, colors and species congregate together in harmony.
Flint’s divine spark offers dynamic realizations, and as the obsidian mirror, helps us to clearly see to the heart of any matter. The Earth is filled with such beauty.
Today we consider our own place within Earth’s magical Forces of Nature. The path that will be made clear will be brought to the forward of awareness.
Earth/CABAN is a plane of vital force (Earth Magic) upon which to draw our inspiration and healing throughout this 13-day trecena. In our Earthly walk we are surrounded by the powerful elements of nature. Air, Water, Fire and Earth. As Humans, this is the stuff we are made of.
There is a Fifth Element referred to as the Element of Ether, the Substance and Vibration that connects everything of Spirit. This is the Element of Vital Force through which we are made One with all of God’s Creation.
To all my relations, Draw Within. Remember we are also Forces of Nature that work in concert through Spirit with the Whole of God’s Creation. Flint/ETZNAB represents the Element of Air. We might look heavenward as we seek our clarity on the Sacred Intention that will serve a new direction forward.
in lak’ech, i am another you,
Jaguar Woman, 9 Eagle/MEN
THE TRECENA OF EARTH/CABAN
2 Flint/ETZNAB (Cherokee: Flint Dawi’sgala)
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.
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 accidents, misunderstandings and gossip.
Cherokee, Flint/DAWI’SGALA: 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. (Complete description included with the Trecena guide.)
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Minisa Crumbo Halsey offers a message for the trecena of Earth / CABAN from the sacred Medicine Wheel tradition.
Visit the 13-Day Trecena Guide for Cherokee Sacred Calendar information and practical suggestions and traditional prayers and ceremony.
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