So today we are invited to acknowledge and respect life’s mysteries and all that is beyond our power and control.
I’m off to see Canada’s first green cemetery on Denman island in the Salish Sea. Death will be very present there & it’s made me think about why in our culture we fear death as much as we do. For most of us we do not choose the time & circumstance of our deaths, which leaves us in a situation where death is beyond our power and control.
Although freedom and control in the traditional sense, is an illusion in western civilization, from my perspective, we do love to pretend that we are in control and free. In death we face an event that cannot be coloured by this illusion. I wonder if this is in part why we fear death as a culture to the extent we do.
So today I am off to embrace death, perhaps make it a wee bit more of an ally & chat with a few spirits. Perhaps this will lead to immediate transformation.
As tomorrow’s day keeper is ‘Ahaw’ all about completion, I will complete this story tomorrow with pictures from our excursion to Denman.
Should you be interested in learning more on green burials and end of life resources here’s Denman’s Cemetery website and a Gabriola Community DeathCare Collective’s resource site which is in process with new info being added little by little.
The essence of Kawak is immediate transformation. No heads up, sometimes a change that we don’t even notice happening, it just all of a sudden has happened.
If you have been following my blog the information below is a repeat. Previous Kawak days this year Jan 22nd, Feb 11th, March 3rd, 23rd, April 12th, May 2nd, 22nd
You may experience Kawak
as an immediate shift in consciousness,
a powerful force or a loud violent noise.
On a day with Kawak as Daykeeper,
you are invited to acknowledge and respect life’s mysteries and
all that is beyond your power and control
Those born on a Kawak day
feel a part of something that is beyond normal consciousness.
Their deepest motivations often remain a mystery even to themselves.
This is an exerpt from
Mayan Calendar Voice of the Galaxy by Raymond Mardyks and Stacia Alana-Leah