13 Wind/IK (Cherokee Whirlwind Agalu’ga)
Galactic Tone 13: Ascension; Thirteen assists us to go to the next higher step, propels us to try something new or to try again. Thirteen energy takes us over the next mountain just to see what is there. Thirteen carries the last success to the newest effort. Thirteen is a number associated with the Ascended Masters, creation, expansion, and manifestation.
Wind/IK: Breath of spirit, breath of life. Winds embody the power of dissemination and planting of good seeds or ideas. They are dreamers and planners with powerful imaginations. Wind persons make great orators and they spread the word of spiritual inspiration as if carried by the wind. Wind is the power behind the movement of natural cycles such as weather, erosion, and cultural change. As the wind, these persons are extremely changeable and adaptable. They may appear inconsistent and fickle to others. Wind can be destructive to self and others by put on airs. When wind strut and boast, expanding on facts and accomplishments, they are building the dark clouds of trouble that may become hurricanes.
Cherokee, Whirlwind Agalu’ga: The Cherokee symbol of the whirlwind is a double spiral helix in rising smoke and related to the direction of the North. In Cherokee, the constellations are represented by 12 birds (dancers) and the 13th bird is the Whirlwind, the lead dancer.
Circle of Life
Life begins with the in-breath of Spirit and upon the final out-breath ends with the Spirit’s ascension from the body. Together, 13 (Ascension) and Wind/IK (Breath) illustrate the full circle of life.
Wind blows to capture our attention and to bring us into the present moment. Wind/IK carries the voice of our Creator. What is the first message that Great Spirit would want to share?
The first trecena to follow the Maya New Year on 8 Batz (the day of beginning) is Earth/Caban. Mother Earth is the first gift of the Creator. In every direction, we are shown the beauty of a Mother’s unconditional love that longs to sustain and nurture us. Our first and most important message from the Creator is, “You are Loved.”
Dog/OC has carried the second trecena of the New Year. Through the very representation of ‘man’s best friend’ we are shown How to love. We have been shown the places within us that resist giving love, so through our healing we may become an opened vessel. We have been reminded that the Spirits of our Ancestors live on as an ever-present source of Love and Guidance. Spirit’s prevailing message through the Dog/OC trecena is, “Love One Another.”
On Galactic Tone 13, we are now ready to take our very first steps. We stand at a new horizon having just learned how to walk, and Dog/OC has shown the way to share our Love in the new world.
To all my relations, may we be ever grateful for the greatest gifts of Love given by the Creator. May we lift our voices to the Wind so our prayers may be carried to the Great Spirit. Then, may we wait in the stillness to listen for Spirit’s answer.
in lak’ech, i am another you
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