Playing with Being Present ~ Driving

Today’s Mayan Daykeeper is Kaban ~ Kaban’s essence is the human mind, it’s processes & abilities. Plasticity, the positive & negative effects of thought, computational ability. (Full info at bottom of post)

Day 17 of  Playing with Being Present: Today’s theme is DRIVING
As much as this ‘should’ be a given, once we’ve got our driving skills to the point where they are second nature ……. Yes you know it, I imagine you have had at least one experience of ….. ‘OMG who the heck was just driving?’ You were not aware of driving at all, having been in your  head elsewhere, now that’s a pretty scary moment.

I didn’t have a car for 8 yrs on Gabriola, I had my feet, a bicycle and then a scooter. When I got a car last year the thing that struck me the most was the zero mistake ratio we have on our streets. The last time I had a car I lived in a city where streets have shoulders and then sidewalks for the most part. Here in general there are no shoulders, no sidewalks and more often than not there is a friggin huge drop down one hill or another, onto rocks, into the ocean …… zero mistake ratio. So today you’re invited to start practicing being totally present while driving. It may one day save your own life as well as others. Oh and for those of you using your phones while you drive …… This ‘Close To Home’ video is for you.

Here are some questions to ponder after you’ve done playing with the theme for the day.
~ Does it differ from your usual experience?
~ Have you had a new awareness from this experience?
~ Do you want to play with this again, or did it suck?
~ Was there any value in this experience? What ….
~ Are you beating yourself up for not playing well? Be present with that, and see if you want to repeat the flogging, or might you find that being present with a wee bit of compassion for yourself feels good?

Play, play, play. This is not a test, not supposed to be hard. If it’s not fun don’t do it now, try playing again later.

In this 20 day cycle you are invited to play with being present. Being in the present moment really means we are being conscious. Not in the past and not in the future. When we are in the present all the kvetching we do is not there. What you may notice is  that kvetching/internal dialogue is about the past or the future.  Every day will bring a new theme with which to play. An invitation to experience being present for as short or as long as you like. This is not a test, perfection is an illusion and not the natural law. Natural law is imperfection, if you doubt this, I invite you to go into nature and find one perfect thing. There is perfection in imperfection. No matter what we play, sports, games or anything else, with repetition comes learning and improvement. So be gentle with yourself, this is not work, it is play. Have fun experiencing …….

play, being present, driving, mayan, daykeeper, Kaban, mind, clarity, confusion, innovative, think, resolve, thought,, michele fire-river heart

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.

Mayan Daykeeper Kaban ~ Kaban’s essence is the human mind, it’s processes & abilities. Plasticity, the positive & negative effects of thought, computational ability.

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

Should you wish to know your Birth Daykeeper, Contact me with your birth date.