MAYAN CALENDAR DAYKEEPER’S JOURNAL
The Reed is the hollow tube through which our Spirits are connected to the Divine. The glyph’s horizontal line illustrates an altar. Below are the prayer rugs where we kneel in the presence of God, and above are the open channels of Spirit. They only reach down part of the way and are drawn all the way down when we use our Free Will to seek communion with God.
Tone 4 establishes our stabilizing force for the trecena. The Day Sign Reed/BEN guides us to build our Foundation on our Direct Connection to Spirit. Reed illustrates that no middleman is required. We all stand in position for a Direct Connection to Divine Spirit.
GREEN DAY: Today is Kin 173, a portal day that will magnify our experiences. This is a thinning of the veil. You and others around you may be more sensitive and in touch with your intuitive senses.
Reed/BEN is the Day Sign of spiritual masters and clairvoyants. Under the stabilizing energy of Tone 4, we are grounded with heightened awareness. Through this thinning of the veil our intuitive senses are magnified so we might hold a Higher Experience of God’s Love. We feel the sense of “knowing” because are remember Elements of Truth we already know.
Each one of us is capable to draw a unique perspective from Divine Inspiration. The more unique perspectives we seek, the more easily we are able to define Our Own Truth. In the end, we are only motivated by what We Believe is True for Us.
As I look back through my journal I find God’s answer to a prayer. On this same Kin, 260 days ago, I felt all alone caring for a beloved pet in the process of her transition. My cat, Elizabeth, was the last holdout of a family that had emptied the nest. I couldn’t imagine what could fill the emptiness she left behind. I see now that she signaled a completion of my intention to raise a family. My new sense of wholeness and purpose required a New Sacred Intention to take its place.
God had already prepared a way by drawing me back to a dedicated daily practice. The answer to my prayer was already underway. Now, the support I find in you, exceeds that of any community I have ever known. I never anticipated this when I started. My sole intention was a closer connection to God. And, God brought you.
My new partner, Shadow, also seems to have been Divinely led to me as another dealing with the loss of separation from family. Shadow had been moved away from her home to live with another family member. She was later returned, though another pet had taken the place she knew as her own. Her difficulty to adjust led to her surrender at the local shelter. My hesitant rescue of a 12-year old cat became the discovery that we both still had something vital to offer. This mutual appreciation and history is the special bond we now share. We were positioned by God so that we each brought exactly what was needed by the other.
To all my relations, as we establish a foundation based on our connection to God, may we rediscover the evidence of how Spirit works in our lives. Through our simple intention to seek God, we draw down the healing Channel of Light. We may not recognize our healing until later. May we seek understanding from a number of different perspectives, and may we also return to the lessons we’ve already learned to see where our new experience may offer a deeper understanding of something we already know.
in lak’ech, i am another you,
Debra – Jaguar Woman, 9 Eagle/MEN
THE TRECENA OF DOG/OC
4 Reed/BEN (Cherokee, Reed I’hya)
Galactic Tone 4: Stability; the cube is most stable of all forms and establishes volume by definition of height, length, depth and breadth; 4 directions establish orientation. The energy of 4 sets the parameters, which establish the freedoms and barriers needed to create a game, work, or relationship.
Reed/BEN: Reed persons are the spiritual essence, protectors and guiding light for family and home. They are competent speakers who will take up a cause. Very tough and analytical, Reeds endeavor to bring peace, harmony, and order to all of their relations. Reeds are blessed with great skill at negotiations and consoling which are very often put to the test. Although Reeds need a log of appreciation, many have a marriage or business problems because of inflexible views and high expectations, which erode affinity. The lesson of Reed is to be like a garden hose, not a steel pipe.
Cherokee Cherokee, Reed I’hya: Symbol-Reed is the Earth, reflection of the Star Chaga of Pollux. Reed made up the Magician Twins who led the journey to bring back to life the daughter of the Sun. The Casket is Gemini. Energy for Intellectual minds, creation, re-creation, new directions, breaking the ties that bind. A trailblazer and leader. From the East, direction of success and happiness, no matter what route is taken, always ending up in the Light.
NEW DAY KEEPERS: My sacred intention for the new Tzolk’in round is to offer more personal support to those who may want to learn more about ways to draw personal meaning from the calendar. I will be offering an Introductory Guided Course for Day Keepers in the near future. Contact me if this is something you would be interested in! Also, if you’d just like help identifying your Day Sign, I’m more than happy to help. Blessings, in lak’ech Debra (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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