Kaban’s essence is the human mind, it’s processes & abilities. Plasticity, the positive & negative effects of thought, computational ability.
17 – Kaban and 17 – Sphere of The Kachinas. The Kachinas are the powers that form all Symbols, Dreams and Images. Come, Children, and place your Painted Masks of the Natural World, your dreams, your dread, your drama, and your healing upon your face. Come, adults, remove the Masks of your culture from your face and Learn. (Hyemeyohsts Storm’s Earth Count)
So 17 in both cycles is about our ability to learn, change and grow and how we do that. I think sometimes we forget that children learn by ‘trying things on’. All those stages they go through, are stages of exploration into who and what they are. Especially the teen years, which we know presents all kinds of challenges for care givers, as their children try on many different masks to discover what works for them as they truly separate from the identity of their caregivers/family. We all come out of this stage wearing various masks, and it is within our maturing and healing that we get to take off the ones that no longer serve us. With each new mask that we remove we gain more freedom and greater authenticity.
This extends out to the collective of humans. As we cling to our nationhood or religion or politics, etc., we stay separated and divided. That’s their purpose, to say we’re different from you and let’s face it our egos embrace the ‘and we’re better than you’ mentality. So how to embrace these aspects of our world culture without that battle mentality? Well I’m not quite sure. I know for myself that with all the best of intentions, to be accepting of others beliefs, rules and laws, if they are radically different from my own, I am challenged by judgement.
What I have experienced is the more masks I remove is directly proportional to the amount of judgement I hold. So perhaps this is all there is to it, keep working on your own healing is the best way to make the world a better place.
So I invite you today, to just hold an awareness of places, people and things that rub you the wrong way. What masks are you wearing that holds the judgement regarding these irritations? This is the first step in removing them, awareness that they even exist. If this seems like a sucky idea, how about watching others masks? It will trigger you less, but also inform you, as the masks you notice will still have something to do with you. (You may now swear). Play with this, if it’s serious who the heck will do it? Oh I know the folks who wear the mask of doing everything the hard way. I know that mask well.
Have a playful day with masks. Oh and if racoon shows up, hello, the universe is not being subtle!
If you have been following my blog the information below is a repeat. Previous Kaban days this year Jan 20th, Feb 9th, March 1st, 21st, April 10th, 30th, May 20th, June 9th, 29th
Kaban may be experienced as mental cleansing,
possibly mental clarity, and, often, mental overwhelm.
On a Kaban day, you may clear your mind
by watching the movement and content of your thinking
without attachment or judgement.
This will enable you to think more clearly
and focus your thoughts on a higher level of consciousness.
Those born with Kaban as their Daykeeper
tend to have unique mental abilities
with a potential to be clear thinkers.
Those talents can be used to access higher levels of consciousness
and effectively resolve conflicts and complex problems.
This is an exerpt from
Mayan Calendar Voice of the Galaxy by Raymond Mardyks and Stacia Alana-Leah