Your interpretation and experience of these energies is your own. I can only share my personal understanding, I invite you to explore what they mean to you and their relevance in your life. This is really important. We gain nothing by ‘taking on’ others life experiences and beliefs. The juice and healing comes from within your own understanding, it is pivotal for your healing journey.
This cycle I am looking at the interconnection between The Twenty Great Teachers of Life and The Earth Count. Let’s see what their interconnection has to teach us. The relevant daily information on each energy is below todays musings.
Interconnection between Care and Grandmother Earth ~ Well for me this is a no-brainer. Grandmother Earth cares for everything upon her, us included. When we live in balance we have everything we need. When looking from the perspective of self-acceptance this connection is brilliant. Anyone who works in gardens knows that some things die and others just appear out of nowhere and start to grow. That whenever you leave bare soil, vegetation rushes in to fill the void. The garden doesn’t judge death as wrong or birth as right it just is, what is …… acceptance.
Change is one thing you can count on, death & rebirth in all forms is natural. When you can accept this about yourself and your life, things go a lot smoooooother. All your shoulds, musts, wishes & wants are a waste of energy and change nothing for the better. They limit you and your experience in this earth plane keeping you stuck in a loop.
So today I invite you to let go of just one piece of negative internal dialogue that is running around in your head. Open a door and just let it out each time it comes up, give it the boot. Something that helps me, is to imagine someone else saying these things to me, I would not allow it. It puts into perspective what I am saying to myself, which helps me let it go and be gentle with myself, and increase my self-acceptance. Easy does it, practice, practice, practice until that piece is replaced by a more positive pattern.
2 – The Second Great Teacher is Care
Care teaches us about self-acceptance
Self-care, a very bandied about word, that perhaps has lost it’s meaning due to this. If we look at care from the perspective of care for another does that reframe self-care for us? When I care for another person, I have love for them, want them to be safe, happy, have love, have their needs met, mentally, physically, spiritually. Have a safe home, friends that care about them, support them, stand by them even when the going gets tough or is not pretty, forgive them when they screw up. I hope they heal where needed, have courage to do what needs to be done, have strong boundaries. I hope that no harm comes to them and that they have a juicy life that feeds them on all levels. Now can I do that for me? In my paradigm that is self-care.
Now I ponder how does care teach us about self-acceptance? Let’s see, if I cannot forgive myself, it follows that I do not accept myself. If I cannot love myself, it follows that I do not accept myself. If I do not stand by myself, it follows that I do not accept myself. If I do not have strong boundaries, well I probably do not feel I deserve to honour myself & it follows that I do not accept myself. If I do not care about myself enough to do what needs to be done, it follows that I do not accept myself. If I beat myself up when I make mistakes, I do not accept myself. If I expect myself to be perfect then I do not accept myself. Etc.
~ So can You care about yourself as much as you care for another, your child, your pet, your plant?
~ What is one thing you can do today for yourself, that is caring, that you normally don’t do?
2 – The Two ~ TWO is the number for the EARTH
The SecondBorn from Sacred Zero was Two. The Two exists in the West of the MedicineWheel, the place of the Colouring of Time.
~ The West is the dancer called Earth. (Hyemeyohsts Storm’s Earth Count)
2 – Mayan Daykeeper Ik ~ The essence of Ik is birthing through growth, literal & metaphorical.
Ik can manifest in the human experience as
impulses, actions or behaviors that seem
out of character or out of control.
Ik days provide an opportunity to
push beyond your accepted beliefs or those of society.
It is a day for revelations and the realization
that there is more that exists beyond the boundaries we create.
Expand your boundary voluntarily
and be open to new possibilities and unexpected opportunities.
Consider doing something different and unusual
for who you believe yourself to be.
Those born on an Ik day
bring influences from outside to their group or family
that stimulate growth in new directions.
This is an exerpt from
Mayan Calendar Voice of the Galaxy by Raymond Mardyks and Stacia Alana-Leah
Should you wish to know your Birth Daykeeper, please contact me and send me your Birthday.
Previous Ik days this year: Jan 5th, 25th, Feb 14th, March 6th, 26th, April 15th, May 5th, 25th, June 14th, July 4th