Random Acts of Love on Gabriola Island
~ Neighbours bringing dinner when you’re sick
~ Donations to rebuild a home that burnt down
~ Donations for a bike to get to work
~ Donations for many people in need at one time or another
~ Bringing Syrian refugee families to Gabriola and making sure their needs are met
~ Picking up strangers that need a lift to the village
~ Donations to the food bank
~ Care packages: Christmas and otherwise
~ Sharing the abundance of food at harvest time
~ Treats of food and drinks at a restaurant
~ Sidewalk chalk writing to mourn the loss of a community member
~ Hospice home visits
~ Food and caregiving before and after a death
~ Making sure your neighbour is okay during one of our many winter storms
~ Dropping in for a tea and a chat to isolated members of our community
~ Hugs, hugs and more hugs
~ Folks helping you move
~ Donations of items you need
~ Keeping our trails clear
~ Caring for injured or abandoned animals
~ Caring for our old growth trees
~ Volunteering, so much volunteering
The roots of love run deep and connect us all on Gabriola Island
When I was growing up there was this lovely cartoon series created by New Zealand cartoonist Kim Casali. (Loveiscartoon.com) I remember waiting for the newspaper to see what the cartoon was that day. It is one of the few things that stuck in my memory about that time in my life. So I’m taking a leaf out of her book, sans cartoons to illuminate my thoughts about love in the upcoming blog posts. Some you may agree with some you may not, it is just my opinion, you have your own and that’s as it should be.
I encourage you to add your own in the comments sections & I will add them in.
Mayan Daykeeper Etz’nab ~ The essence of Etz’nab is letting go. Releasing what needs to go in order to birth something new. Sometimes this will be dramatic other times gentle, either way change is the order of the day.
When present, Etz’Nab may stimulate
a powerful awakening to anger and the need for change.
It can appear as rage or the destruction of an old form.
Through sudden events and changes,
Etz’nab may provoke you to be more present in the moment.
Etz’nab days provide an opportunity to detach from
obsolete motivations and future expectations.
You may want to voluntarily arrive in the present moment.
Recognize that when someone or something outside you
appears to interrupt you by demanding your attention,
you are being invited into the moment.
Those born with Etz’nab as their Daykeeper
are people who recognize and express the need for change.
Their actions often challenge the status quo and
can create change for themselves and others.
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, Contact me with your birth date.
Previous Etz’nab days this year Jan 1st, 21st, Feb 10th, March 2nd, 22nd, April 11th, May 1st, 21st, June 10th, 30th, July 20th, Aug 9th, 29th, Sept 18th, Oct 8th, 28th
Your interpretation and experience is your own. I can only share my personal understanding, I invite you to find your own truths and their relevance in your life. This is really important. If something resonates great, if not chuck it out. 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 and manifesting what you want.