Playing with Being Present ~ Going To Sleep

Tomorrow we start a new 20 day cycle, at the end of which is …… SPRING the season of new growth. We are a part of nature and nature has the ability to transform and grow with incredible speed in Spring. With that in mind for the next 20 days, we’ll play with the Mayan Daykeepers to begin our own journey into Spring, fresh and rejuvenated, rearing to go.

Today’s Mayan Daykeeper is Ahaw ~ The essence of Ahaw is completion, culmination, realization, integration.  (Full info at bottom of post)

Day 20 of  Playing with Being Present: Today’s theme is GOING TO SLEEP
You may be thinking I’ve lost my mind with this one but, one of the things that keep folks from falling asleep is not being present with going to sleep. The gremlins in your mind seem to be getting the attention. You’re invited to be present falling asleep, relax tell yourself you’re going to sleep, focus on going to sleep, know you’re going to sleep, be asleep …….zzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Synchronistically I got an email about sleep awareness week which is coming up, with an event called  Project Sleep  happening 9th – 11th March, to shine a light on sleep, sleep problems and how sleep affects our health.

play, being present, going to sleep, sleep, mayan, daykeeper, ahaw, cycles, time, completion, end, all-seeing, healing through, michele fire-river heart

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 have been 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 …….

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.

Mayan Daykeeper Ahaw ~ The essence of Ahaw is completion, culmination, realization, integration.

Ahaw may be experienced as a sense of completion.
This experience may include understanding
the causes and effects that led to this moment.
Ahaw offers the awareness of how completion
relates to the entire cycle of life.

Ahaw’s days are opportunities to see situations
as they fit into the bigger picture.
It is a good time to consider the necessity of certain events
and their involvement in something larger than their immediate effects.

People born on a Ahaw day are sensitive to the cycles of time
and respect the importance of being timely.
They naturally accept that everything plays a part
in something greater than itself.

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.