The Acacia Tree ~ Holding the essence of Manik ~ The connections between actions in the now affecting the future. The evolution & growth towards something greater. (Full info at bottom of post)
Acacia trees when faced with detrimental numbers of kudu eating them, increase the tannin-C levels in their leaves to toxic proportions. In normal proportions tannin-C does no harm kudu, however when increased to a certain level, tannin-C sets of a lethal metabolic chain reaction in the kudu. The acacia continues to keep tannin leaves above normal, killing off kudu until the numbers are reduced to a percentage that will no longer put the acacia trees in that area at risk of extinction. They also telegraph the threat risk to other acacia in the area via emitting ethylene into the air which can travel up to 50 yards. This was discovered on farms where kudu were kept as a business fenced in. I wonder if this was an adaptation to address this unusual threat, due to kudu numbers, or if this has always been a strategy of the acacia?
Now this is not the only defence mechanism acacia trees have. The Acacia drepanolobium also have a symbiotic relationship with a certain variety of biting ant called the Crematogaster. For millennia the ants have warded off giraffe and elephants from grazing on the acacia, by swarming them and biting the huge herbivores. The acacia in return provides the ants with swollen thorns, which serve as nesting sites; and nectar, which the ants collect from the bases of Acacia leaves. For more on this story go to BBC news website. Here’s a video by Janet Davis on YouTube
Wow, now those are actions that directly affect the future of the acacias.
Of all the seasons spring brings our attention to the plant world the most, from my perspective. So for this 20 day cycle I’m going to find a plant, tree, herb, etc that illuminates or holds the energy of the daily Daykeeper. Let’s explore together.
Mayan Daykeeper Manik ~ Manik’s essence is the connections between actions in the now affecting the future. The evolution & growth towards something greater.
Manik’s presence may be experienced as a connection to the future.
You may feel that what you are involved in
is leading to something bigger and better.
Manik’s day is good for preparing and being ready for what is still to come.
You may need to trust the process and wait a while longer
before realizing the outcome of your involvement and contribution.
Those born on a Manik day may experience
a sense of being important for the future,
being ahead of their time
or carrying something for future generations.
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.
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.