The Teacher of Patience ~ Completion ~ Mayan Daykeeper Ahaw

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.

This 20 day cycle is completed today. Tomorrow brings a new cycle, where I am completely changing it up. We will look at creation through imagination? I invite you today, to watch what you imagine about that, and the story you create to explain what is to come.

The Interconnection of Patience & Completion ~ For me the connection here, is that whenever I need patience, it is usually due to something that I could choose to be irritated about. It is something I need to slow down for. When I no longer need to be patient whatever it was, has been completed. I am no longer on the ferry, I have accomplished a task, someone else is finished doing whatever they were doing that I needed to be patient for. (Yes I am a fire sign!) Hence patience and completion go hand in hand.

Herons are such wonderful mirrors of patience. I’ve seen them stand watching & waiting to get a fish for hours, truly masters of the art. When they get the fish the cycle is completed and they start all over again.

Great teachers, patience, mayan, daykeeper, ahaw, cycles, time, completion, end, all-seeing, healing through ceremony.com, michele fire-river heart

20 – The Great Teacher of Patience
Patience teaches us about tolerance of the differences

If you need to bring in more patience, move to an island! Living on an island you either gain patience, are cranky or you move. The first thing one notices is the pace, the pace here is slower. One of the ways one can tell a visitor or new islander is by their pace. They have a faster pace, expect things faster, can’t believe we deal with ferries and contractors that are so busy, it leaves your timing, at their discretion. I was this person, I had no patience when I arrived, zero, zip, none.  Now when I leave the island I can’t wait to get back. One of the reasons, pace, which in retrospect is quite amusing.

One of the biggest teachers of patience is the ferry. Ferries are slow, one has to wait in line for it to arrive, it may be on time it may not. Then loading is slow, crossing is slow, unloading is slow, and waiting to get back on to go home is slow yet again. The amount of practice opportunities are immense, and the ferries alone was a major factor in me being able to  slow down, I had no choice, I was dependent upon them and had no influence over them, so what to do? Accept and have patience.

Our little island is very tolerant of differences, yes we have patience for the most part, but we also engage with more people we know on a daily basis than in a city. It’s much easier to blow up at someone in a city and walk away than on an island. We live with each other, we depend on each other, we need to get along. So just like most of our moms taught us, we learn to share, to make up, to forgive, to be okay with other peoples differences. Gabriolan’s are an eccentric bunch and proud of it, and most of us I imagine have developed patience with the side effect being we not only tolerate people’s differences, we revel in it.

20 – The Twenty ~ TWENTY is COMPLETION
This is the Return to the Great Zero where all things are Born, The Return to WahKahn and SsKwan.
Come, children of becoming where is your Foundation?
(Hyemeyohsts Storm’s Earth Count)

20 – 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.

Previous Ahaw days this year Jan 3rd, 23rd, Feb 12th, March 4th, 24th, April 13th, May 3rd, 23rd, June 12th, July 2nd, 22nd, Aug 11th, 31st

The Interconnection of Love & Pure Science ~ Today’s Daykeeper is Kawak

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.

The Interconnection of Love & Pure Science ~ Suffice to say I imagine, that it’s pretty common knowledge that love elicits many science can explain the many physiological changes in our bodies. The article on amazingbrain.org below, clarifies them succinctly. The one area I would debate is that love is primarily to drive us to reproduce. If that was so then how come people fall in love even if there is no ability to create a child? How come after child bearing years do women & sometimes men still fall in love. Then let’s touch on the love we have for people that will never be partners, & yes, yes I know there are different types of love, but it is love all the same. I would hypothesize that love is a primary mechanism for our spirit’s healing, growth & enlightenment. Within intimate relationships of all kinds, is where we regularly bump up against the areas in ourselves that need healing the most. I can sit in my little cottage in the forest and do all kinds of healing, but until I engage with people, I will not know if I have actually healed. Just like learning to ride a bike, until I practice riding a bike, I will not master riding a bike.

Here’s a great article on amazing brain.org. about the science of love, enjoy.

Great teachers, Love, mayan, daykeeper, kawak, transformation, sudden, HEALINGthroughCEREMONY.com. Michele Fire-River Heart

 19 – The Great Teacher of Love
Love teaches us about respect for the enemy without

Okay that sounds really bizarre and not loving, so what the heck! This refers to folks that push our buttons or are tyrants to us in some way, irritators, manipulators, tormentors, melancholics, dictators – folks that throw us off our center. Love teaches you to respect those that push your buttons. If you can actually love an enemy outside of you, you can love your dark sides. Can you love those that don’t love you or are your tyrants?

This may still sound weird, but we are always at choice. For example I have this situation right now with one person who wants to force me to do something that goes against my principles. First she tried being manipulative, when that didn’t work she has gone to dictatorial … ‘That’s what has to be done, so that’s the way it is’. Now if you have been reading my blog, you know this is exactly the kind of situation that makes me want to cave in to her, as this is the pattern I ran with my mother. The situation is amplified as this particular person can rip away one of my fundamental needs. So what am I going to do? I have been grumbling and groaning, swearing and blaming, but all of that is only about one thing, my fear of confrontation, fear of what she can do to me if I don’t comply, fear of not honouring myself. The first two I can deal with, the latter I can’t, so I know what I have to do, it is just a matter of pushing through my fear. Aaaah I hate that, but I know I can do it, so do it I will. In reality she probably will do nothing as that’s what bully’s do, they prey on the weak, until the weak are strong, then they back down.

The point of this story is I am at choice. I can continue to allow her to tyrant me, or I can choose to not allow that. This situation is an opportunity to heal another piece of my history, my patterns, in the end she is actually helping me, Creating a situation where I have  to choose to deal with some of my stuff or not. In this moment I am not feeling loving, trust me, however once I have stood up to her, forgiven myself and her, I may get there. If I do, I stand a better chance of healing the shame and blame I heap upon myself, regarding my dark side, and that is a gift.

Update: I did from a grounded place stay firm in my position. Nothing bad happened & my needs as well as hers are now being honoured. The negative internal dialogue is gone, & our relationship is on a healthier new footing. (Well from my perspective anyway). Now that I am clear of the drama, I am grateful to her for that opportunity. I have healed a wee bit more of my pattern in confrontation, & when presented with it again, it will be easier to deal with it quicker.

We learn and grow in relationship and that’s where love resides.

What relationships with love do you have?
What have you learnt?
What is being presented for you to heal?

19 – The Nineteen ~ NINETEEN is  the Sphere known as PURE SCIENCE
Pure Science is both Goddess and God. Their presence is the Design of all Existence, and the Sacred Mathematics of WahKahn and SsKwan.
The Medicine Wheel, the Sacred Earth Count, and all subsequent Wheels, are mirrors of the magnificent Design of Continuation that has been created by Pure Science.
Come children – look into the Mirror of the Medicine Wheel and discover the Infinite.
(Hyemeyohsts Storm’s Earth Count)

19 – Mayan Daykeeper Kawak ~ The essence of Kawak is immediate transformation. No heads up, sometimes a change that we don’t even notice happening, it just all of a sudden has happened.

You may experience Kawak
as an immediate shift in consciousness,
a powerful force or a loud violent noise.

On a day with Kawak as Daykeeper,
you are invited to acknowledge and respect life’s mysteries and
all that is beyond your power and control

Those born on a Kawak day
feel a part of something that is beyond normal consciousness.
Their deepest motivations often remain a mystery even to themselves.

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 Kawak days this year Jan 22nd, Feb 11th, March 3rd, 23rd, April 12th, May 2nd, 22nd, June 11th, July 1st, 21st, Aug 10th, 30th

The Interconnection of Seeking & The Shee-nah-meeah (Keepers of your books of life) ~ Today’s Daykeeper is Etz’nab

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.

The Interconnection of seeking & the Shee-nah-meeah ~ The Shee-nah-meeah are the spiritual entities that keep your books of life which are also known as the Akashic records. The Akashic records librarians if you will. So on my shamanic pathway (I can only speak to my experience) one of the ways we heal is by connecting with the Shee-nah-meeah to ask questions regarding this life walk. The answers come in images that you interpret. Those images would be created by the kachinas that were in yesterdays blog. In this way our seeking of more information & knowledge is directly informed via the Shee-nah-meeah. Interconnection indeedy.

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18 – The Great Teacher of Seeking
Seeking teaches us about refinement of character

Are you willing to let go of who you think you are, to seek who you really are?

That’s it in a nutshell. Who I was at the start of my seeking for the answers to who I am, why am I here, is a person that I no longer know. I have changed so much that folks from back then would not recognize me and I’m not talking about physically. Who I thought I was at various times in my life have often been so far from the truth that it was humorous. I remember one time in class, we were learning about parts of our behavioural characteristics, to gain a greater understanding of how we ticked. There were 4 different categories, of which in general each of us would have 2 that were dominant. After the teaching we all got to study them and then share with the group what we thought we were. When it came to my turn and I stated my emphatic truth of who I believed myself to be, the class literally roared with laughter. I was stunned, confused, what did they think was so funny? Turned out that how I perceived myself at that time had absolutely no basis in reality, I was actually the exact opposite of my belief of who I was. They were absolutely right, and uncovering this fantasy I had created, opened the door to so many other aspects of myself and my life that previously had not made sense to me. Much healing was done, and I am now who I thought I was back then, I think?

Seeking the truth of who you really are, refines your character, one little bit at a time.

18 – The Eighteen ~ EIGHTEEN is the Number for the Sphere of the Shee-nah-meeah, the Balancers of Existence.
Within all Creation, the Eighteen is about JUSTICE. Who will claim to understand Balance? Who will test the action of Time? Justice is the Shee-nah-meeah.
Come children and Remember you were all Born Before. Make your dance, in this your Present, the dance of Honor that you will be proud of within Great Time.
(Hyemeyohsts Storm’s Earth Count)

The Shee-nah-meeah are the keepers of our books of life, our Akashic records.

18 – 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

The Interconnection of Need & The Kachinas ~ Today’s Daykeeper is Kaban

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.

The Interconnection of Need & The Kachinas ~ So what the heck are the kachinas? The kachinas are energies in the spirit realm that form your sleeping dream images, much like a projector does at the movies. They offer you images that help you learn, heal & grow. One of your needs is to understand life in order to survive & evolve, and one of the ways you can do this is through your dreams. One of the uses of your sleeping dreams is a vehicle for messages from your spirit, to inform you about something in your life. Those images within your dream are manifested by the kachinas.

What have your dreams taught you lately?

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17 – The Great Teacher of Need
Need teaches us about survival adaptability

Well this one seems straight forward. This refers to need, in the light. If we are expecting someone else to fill our needs this is codependency not survival adaptability. That said, this precludes asking for help when that is the best course of action, not done out of co-dependency. This is called interdependency, when we help one another and there is an energy exchange. Adaptability is also flexibility, flexibility is one of the most successful strategies for survival, but also for thriving.

I am not that thrilled by formal exercise, it has always been a challenge for me. Part of my healing journey in recovery, was a requirement of doing exercise every day. I found that if I did it in the morning, then it got done, with the least amount of resistance. In one of my check up sessions with my teacher, I proudly told her this strategy. ‘Great’ she said, ‘Now you’re not allowed to do it in the morning’. I protested, she made the point, that life’s not like that, to attain the discipline to do it, you need to be flexible enough  to do it anytime, otherwise any little thing can throw you off, and your exercise will fall by the wayside. As irritating as I found this, it was a great lesson. If we cannot be flexible it inhibits growth, change, movement, survival.

Another example of survival adaptability is happening right now in our coral reefs. Stag horn corals, one of the main reef builders in the Pacific and Indian oceans, cannot survive the increased temperatures and acidity of our oceans. Scientists have found that they are cross breeding with another coral that can handle these conditions. Survival adaptability!

In what ways have you changed to survive?
How has this affected your life?
In places that you have not been able to adapt/be flexible, how does this affect your life?
How flexible are you?
Where is an easy place to start to increase your flexibility?

17 – The Seventeen ~ SEVENTEEN is the Number for the Sphere of  the KACHINAS
The Kachinas are the powers that form all Symbols, Dreams and Images.
Come, Children, and place your Painted Masks of the Natural World, your dreams, your dread, your drama, and your healing upon your face. Come, adults, remove the Masks of your culture from your face and Learn.
(Hyemeyohsts Storm’s Earth Count)

17 – 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.

Previous Kaban days this year Jan 20th, Feb 9th, March 1st, 21st, April 10th, 30th, May 20th, June 9th, 29th, July 19th, Aug 8th, 28th

The Interconnection of Loneliness & The Great Teachers ~ Today’s Daykeeper Kib

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.

The Interconnection of Loneliness & The Great Teachers ~  The Twenty Great Teachers: Rage, Care, Pain, The Physical, Feelings, Sex, Honesty, Testing, Victory, Confrontation, Raw Power, Spirit, Death, Fear, Defeat, Loneliness, Need, Seeking, Love, Patience. If you look at the one thing they have in common, it is you experience them alone. Even if you are with someone when you experience something, your experience is still yours & yours alone.

Should you not be able to experience these things without sharing them to be validated, I would hazard a guess that one of the reasons is, you feel lonely. If you share an experience without the need to share, usually this is an indicator that you are in balance.

If you need to share, & without sharing feel incomplete, this points to needing outside validation of your experience. Most of the time this is an indicator that in this area you are out of balance. This is not good or bad, it is just illuminating where you are ready to heal right now. You are now at choice to look at why you need validation or choose to not look at it at this time.

When you choose to heal needing outside validation, and get to the place where the only validation of your experience comes from within, you will no longer feel lonely. You may be alone, but being alone does not automatically mean that you are lonely. This is an empowering place to sit in.

Great teachers, loneliness, mayan, daykeeper, Kib, solitude, balance, interdependent, healingthroughceremony.com, michele fire-riverheartSo I invite you to have some alone time or if feasible an alone day, & see how comfy you feel. You might find that you really love your alone time, & have no need to share it orally or on social media with others. If you share things on social media this negates the whole point. It is yours, to hold close to your heart & to nourish yourself.

16 – The Great Teacher of Loneliness
Loneliness teaches us about mastery of power

As we heal and grow, quite often we loose friends and family, as commonalities drop away and the relationships that no longer serve us dissolve. We may find that our circle diminishes in size as we heal and change. Can we stay true to our spirit’s calling and honour the path that serves us the most?

Loneliness when alone is tolerable, loneliness when in relationship and I have abandoned myself is not.

What has the teacher of loneliness taught you?
Are you lonely on your own?
Are you lonely in relationship?
Are you lonely in a crowd?
Can you experience being alone and not being lonely?
Do you like who you’re with, in the quiet moments when you have only yourself for company?

16 – The Sixteen ~ SIXTEEN is called the Sphere of THE GREAT TEACHERS
The Great Teachers are always Present with Life. They encourage all people to Remember that Life is Holy. Come, dancers, and show Greatness to your Children. Teach them of our Lives.
(Hyemeyohsts Storm’s Earth Count)

16 – Mayan Daykeeper Kib ~ Kib’s essence is solitude.

You may experience Kib as the need for solitude or the desire for separation.
Being alone is often necessary to unwind
from intimate or entangled interactions with others.
Kib’s gifts are given to those that can be alone with themselves.

On a day with Kib as Daykeeper,
you may want to find time to be by yourself
or focus on what you can do by yourself alone.
It is an opportune time to separate yourself
from people and things that no longer serve your current needs.
You may feel much better after bringing certain things to a final conclusion.

People born on a Kib day often experience
their most profound revelations in solitude and usually work best alone.
Even in the presence of others
they are able to maintain an independent awareness of self.

This is an excerpt 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 Kib days this year Jan 19th, Feb 8th, 28th, March 20th, April 9th, 29th, May 19th, June 8th, 28th, July 18th, Aug 7th, 27th

The Interconnection of Defeat & Collective Consciousness of all Humans ~ Today’s Daykeeper is Men

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.

The Interconnection of Defeat & the Collective Consciousness of all Humans ~ This interconnection speaks to how we are all linked from an energetic perspective. Ever noticed what happens in a room full of happy people when someone really angry or sad comes in? Now you may say, ‘Well yes Michele, but we can see the person and their mood expressed all over their body’. While this is true, what is also true is that if all the people were in a dark room, that angry or sad energy would still be felt, regardless of visual clues.

So how we engage with defeat also affects all those we engage with, and ripples out eventually through all of humanity. Ever experienced mob mentality? Demonstrations & sporting events are two places I have, and the energy was like a breaking wave, sweeping all in it’s path, with it. The same principle is at play there.

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After a recent defeat did you notice the ripples you made?
How did that make you feel?
What did you learn?
What did you do that was positive?
What could you have done differently?

 

 

 

 

15 – The Great Teacher of Defeat
Defeat teaches us about self-discipline

So we all have defeats in life, that’s normal, it’s how we handle defeat that makes all the difference in our ability to move forward, to do something different, to learn & grow. I’m going to use addiction again as it’s what I know the most intimately. There is this false notion that addicts are weak ……. ‘Why don’t they just say no, why don’t they just use some self control, why don’t they use their willpower?’ All crap, addicts do all these things regularly, it is their constant battleground, along with the teacher of defeat? Time and time again we see addicts ‘fall of the wagon, relapse’, this is also seen as weak, yet if you are learning to ride a bike for example, there are moments when you absolutely get it, and then you fall. Do we see this as weak? No we see it as a learning curve. Sobriety is no different. How quickly you learn, depends on many factors, but one is how you handle these defeats. Do you beat yourself up, or accept that you relapsed, forgive yourself, look for the triggers and situations that were present when you relapsed, learn from that and try again. Trust me the latter although another learning curve to attain, is dramatically more effective. How about learning to drive, school, university, saying no to sugar, eating healthily, exercising regularly, being kind to yourself, I imagine many of you have had defeats in these areas & learning curves on minimizing defeat & how you handle it.

How do you handle defeat?
Are some defeats easier than others?
Why?
What strategies do you use after a defeat?
What have you learnt from defeat?

I offer many techniques and tools through my shamanic coaching practice. To find out more contact me.

15 – The Fifteen ~ FIFTEEN is the Number of the Sphere of the COLLECTIVE CONSCIOUSNESS OF ALL HUMANS
Every thought ever imagined or acted upon by a human in the past, present or future, or within the movement of Life, exists within the Great Human Library of human imagination and Discovery.
Come, Children of Destiny and Creativity, let your Imaginations be guided by the Sacred and Perfect balance of the Creatress Mother and the Creator Father.
Teach Humanity how to Build in Beauty
(Hyemeyohsts Storm’s Earth Count)

15 – Mayan Daykeeper Men ~ The essence of Men, is fundamentally having the ability to envision, focus and manifest an abundant life in all aspects.

Men often manifests as a new idea or vision.
With this comes the ability to recognize a new goal or desire
and opportunities not apparent to others.
Men may visit you with a clear vision
of your potential for wealth and well-being.

On Men’s day, you can benefit by visualizing your true desires.
Be open to new ideas and unexpected insights.
Take the steps to advance your wealth and well-being.

Those born with Men as their Daykeeper
are natural producers and visionaries.
They can envision and bring together
the resources needed for the manifestation
of something larger than themselves,
something that involves the work and input of many people.

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 Men days this year Jan 18th, Feb 7th, 27th, March 19th, April 8th, 28th, May 18th, June 7th, 27th, July 17th, Aug 6th, 26th

The Interconnection of Fear & Sweet Medicine (Collective consciousness of animals) ~ Today’s Daykeeper is Ix

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.

The Interconnection of Fear & Sweet Medicine (Collective Consciousness of Animals) ~ Animals are such wonderful mirrors for fear. When they are physically at risk, their reaction is immediate. However I imagine they do not sit and worry about what might happen next to put them at risk again. That said you can see that they learn from it. We know this, due to the fact that where there is no human interaction with wild animals they do not go on alert when we are around. Unfortunately we are the threat to so many animals.

If you have a totem animal, I invite you to engage with it, and ask it questions around fear that would help your life walk. If not just observe an animal you have an affinity for and see what their naturalness is around fear. Animals offer us a mirror of fear in balance.

Couldn’t resist this photo, no question if these animals are in fear or not! Love it.

Great Teachers, Fear, mayan, daykeeper, Ix, messages, spirit, meditation, inter dimensional, spirit, receptivity, fawn, healingthroughceremony.com, michele fire-river heart

14 – The Teacher of Fear
Fear teaches us about the unknown

Fear is a part of life, it warns you of danger, but it can also inhibit growth and stop you from living fully. When fear is no longer a tool to keep you safe, but rather the driving principle behind something, well, you can do all kinds of things we normally would not do, and you can become stuck and unable to move forward. The tricky part in your healing journey is recognizing what the fear is, sometimes we cannot see it ourselves. This is where engaging with another person that will hold a space for your healing work, quite often will help you flush it out, so you can then address it. When you push through your fear into the unknown, empowerment awaits.

Now fear is a tricky thing. Once I jumped off a 30 foot cliff into a lake, I was afraid to jump, but behind that was my attachment to my mate at the time. I wanted to look courageous to his friends that I had just met. So because I was not addressing the fear that I should have been …. being myself no matter who I had just met, I did something that I was afraid of, and let me tell you I hated it. I pushed through a fear, but there was  no empowerment there. The empowerment would have come if I had not jumped.

I allowed my fear of feeling to keep me trapped in addiction and in relationships that didn’t work anymore. I allowed my fear of not having enough money keep me in jobs that were destroying my body and soul. When I pushed through those fears, wow it was huge, I felt like Wonder Woman. Any time I allow fear to control me, I loose power and self esteem. I now know how to push through fear, and that staying stuck in the fear will be worse than the unknown. There is one area of my life where I have unaddressed fear, I am aware of it, and writing this blog has put it front and centre for me. Dang! What I am doing with it is addressing it slowly, it is a big one, and I’m doing the best I can right now. That said, more often than not the ‘power moments’ that I have had in my life, have one thing in common, I pushed through fear.

Where is fear keeping you stuck?
Where have you pushed through fear?
What did you learn from each?

14 – The Fourteen ~ FOURTEEN is the Number for SWEET MEDICINE

Sweet Medicine and his Female-Twin-Reflection are the Spirit of all Animals.
Every animal – that flies, walks, crawls or swims is a cell that forms the Great Body and  Knowing of Sweet Medicine and His Twin.
Children, teach your elders of the many different ways of Being and Dancing
(Hyemeyohsts Storm’s Earth Count)
Another way of looking at this number is The Collective Consciousness of The Animals

14 – Mayan Daykeeper Ix ~ The essence of Ix is the ability of  the spiritual realm to communicate in the physical realm. An ability to communicate in both.

Ix may manifest as an awareness of spirit
and what may be considered supernatural.

On an Ix day, you may want to be more open
to messages from the spirit world.
It is a good day to contemplate who you are
in dimensions of life other than just the material and physical.

Those born on an Ix day
have the ability to perceive the spirit within.
They can respond to this spirit
and receive it’s communication while in the physical world.

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 Ix days this year Jan 17th, Feb 6th, 26th, March 18th, April 7th, 27th, May 17th, June 6th, 26th, July 16th, Aug 5th, 25th

The Interconnection of Death & White Buffalo Woman (Collective Consciousness of Plants) ~ Today’s Daykeeper is Ben

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.

The Interconnection of Death & White Buffalo Woman (Collective Consciousness of Plants) ~ The most visible teacher of death from my perspective are the plants. Their cycle of birth, death & rebirth are there for all to see. The show us the naturalness of this cycle. One of the most miraculous things are seeds. The giant sequoia tree grows from a seed that is approx. half the size of a grain of rice, it boggles the mind. If that’s not magical transformation I’m not sure what is. Here’s some interesting facts about sequoias on Treehugger.com

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13 – The Great Teacher of Death
Death teaches us about magical transformation

Death and change, death as an ally, death, death, death. Why do we have such a charge around death? In western cultures I surmise that it is lack of exposure. We rarely discuss it, and if we do it’s in hushed tones. We rarely see actual dead bodies, and more often than not, it’s in a funeral home where the body has been pumped full of chemicals and made up to imitate life. Television and movies shows us death, but there they do it to trigger fear in us for the most part, and it’s not a real representation of common death at all. We even give death fake names….passed on, passed over, passed away, left us, gone to heaven, gone to be with Jesus, gone to the great (Insert your belief) in the sky, no longer with us, popped his/her/their clogs, kicked the bucked, shuffled off this mortal coil, carked it, pegged out, pushing up the daisies, at peace, at rest, belly up, beyond the veil, beyond the grave, bite the dust, cashed in their chips, bite the big one, bought the farm, come to a sticky end, crossed the Jordan, counting worms, croaked, departed this life, well it goes on and on, we are very creative when it comes to talking about death in a round about way. So why? My guess it is because it is the great unknown, most people do not have substantial information of what really happens, so we cling to whatever works for us to not make it so scary.

My experiences with The Death Cafe (Which on Gabriola will start up again at our library this fall) have shown me that, the more people talk about death and dying, the less charge there is about it. Unbelievably the most common thing to hear at our Death Cafes is laughter. The more exposure we have to actual dead bodies the less fear there is. It is a transition just like birth, we are just birthing into another realm. (Those of you with no belief in the spirit realm, well just ignore this part) Just like birth it is a magical experience. The sadness that comes with death is only present in those left behind, and only if there is unresolved attachment. If there is no unresolved attachment we have no sadness, our sadness is all about us, not the person or animal buddy that has died.

More on death and dying

So can we get to the point where we see death as a magical transformation? From my and other people’s experiences yes, yes we can. When we do, the charge around death goes away. We can then commune with our friends and ancestors in a different way. They are now free of their egoic selves (if they were human) and the relationship can sometimes change dramatically. I have a much better relationship with my dad now, than I did in life, doesn’t mean I don’t still wish I could hug him.

I leave you with Monty Python who has no problem talking about death, humour is a great for grounding tool. The parrot sketch, enjoy!

……. ‘It’s stone dead. This parrot is no more! It’s ceased to be! It’s run down the curtain and joined the choir invisible! This is a late parrot! It’s a stiff! Bereft of life, it rests in peace! It’s curled up its tootsies and shuffled off this mortal coil! This is an ex-parrot!’

13 – The Thirteen ~ THIRTEEN is the Number for WHITE BUFFALO WOMAN
She and her male-twin-reflection are the spirit of all the plants.
Every flower, tree, grass, herb, vegetable and underwater plant is a  cell that forms the Great Body knowing of White Buffalo Woman and her Twin.
Children, show the dancers how to Dance in the Wild and Healing places.
(Hyemeyohsts Storm’s Earth Count)
Another way of looking at this number is The Collective Consciousness of The Plants

13 – Mayan Daykeeper Ben ~ The essence of Ben is our connection to our ancestral lines. Ben is that feeling of family, the warm cozy one. I know that is not true for all of you, however families are created in many ways, through blood, through choice, through friendship.  In all cases you have an opportunity to learn from your interactions with your families.  Ben holds the energy of interdependent family relationships not co-dependent ones.

Ben expresses in the human experience as
the awareness of family, including both ancestors and
the future potential of the family.

On a Ben day, there may be a general focus on the family
or other dependent relationships.
You may feel more intimate with others around you.
Be careful not to engage those close to you in obsolete family patterns.

Those born with Ben as their Daykeeper
are often responsible and devoted family members.
They may assume the responsibility of being the caretaker of the family

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 Ben days this year Jan 16th, Feb 5th, 25th, March 17th, April 6th, 26th, May 16th, June 5th, 25th, July 15th, Aug 4th, 24th

The Interconnection of Spirit & All the Planets ~ Today’s Daykeeper is Eb

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.

The Interconnection of Spirit & All the Planets ~ Well I got nothing, let me contemplate this ……..Okay this may not be within everyone’s paradigm however. Planets are spiritual entities in and of themselves. Evolving and growing just like we do. In addition I have to believe looking at the numbers that there are other planets with life, and within that life, other spirits. Hopefully I didn’t make anyone’s head explode, but if I did, pick up the pieces and let’s move on. This is just an invitation to consider the possibilities.

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12 – The Twelfth Great Teacher is Spirit
Spirit teaches us about form and formlessness

So we’re talking about all types of spirit, your own and others. We learn by being a spirit in human form and we learn from our connections with the spirit realm and for some people ‘the great spirit’/God/universal intelligence/fill in your own belief should you have one. We learn by both spirit’s presence and absence. When we are connected to spirit we tap into a much bigger realm than the physical realm that we can see. The way you connect to spirit, is as individual as you are. There is no one right way, the way you connect with spirit is the right way for you at this time. There are also many different ways to connect with spirit and I find that some are easier for me than others.

A question I am regularly asked is do I or have I done ayahuasca, peyote, marajuana or other mind expanding drugs to make a connection with spirit. No I have not, while it is said that evidence has shown great benefit for releasing addiction for example using ayahuasca and  ibogaine, these are extreme circumstances. I believe that yes these mind altering chemicals can connect us to other spiritual realms but are not necessary to connecting with spiritual realms. From what I have read they were also not handed out willy nilly to folks for recreation use, but rather for specific ceremonial rites. Have faith in yourself you are actually all you need to connect with spirit.

In addition I have found that the more I practise the greater my ability to connect with spirit becomes. When we cut ourselves off from life, our ability to connect with spirit is one of the casualties. We cannot expect to have an awareness of subtle vibrations when we are not present in our bodies.

Our bodies are our antennas, the more energy our bodies have the greater our ability to transmit and receive, we are electro-magnetic beings after all.

What is your relationship to your spirit?
What have you learnt by being connected to spirit?
What have you learnt when not connected to spirit?
What do you want to learn from spirit?

12 – The Twelve ~ TWELVE is the number for all the PLANETS
Come, dancers, orbit your Sacred Self, guiding your children to Honour Mother Life.
Mother Earth is a special Planet, for She has Birthed you and can Birth all Life
(Hyemeyohsts Storm’s Earth Count)

12 – Mayan Daykeeper Eb ~ Eb is an energy, guardian angel/entity, spirit guide, (fill in your own belief word). An energy that helps you connect between the physical & spiritual realms.

Eb often appears as a guide or a powerful force
that assists you on your journey.
Eb may come to you from within or through someone else.
On days with Eb as a Daykeeper,
you may more easily access spiritual awareness and
expanded states of consciousness.
It is a good day to contact inner guides
or draw inspiration to attain a higher perspective on daily affairs.

Those born with Eb as their Daykeeper,
have a natural ability to attain a spiritual, expanded awareness.
When inspired they can guide other to their true path
to begin fulfilling their higher purpose

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 Eb days this year Jan 15th, Feb 4th, 24th, March 16th, April 5th, 25th, May 15th, June 4th, 24th, July 14th, Aug 3rd, 23rd

The Interconnection of Raw Power & The Sacred Stars ~ Today’s Daykeeper is Cheun

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.

The Interconnection of Raw Power and The Sacred Stars ~ Stars are an example of raw power and you are made of star stuff, 93% of the mass of your body in fact. For the science behind this here are two links. PhysicsCentral.com and Physics.org 

Thank you to Miriam Williamson for this amazing description from her book ‘A Return To Love’. I know it’s been well used, but I personally find it touches me deeply each and every time I read it. If the word ‘God’ is not within your paradigm, replace it with your own word, or delete it entirely. It does not diminishes the message.

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate, our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn’t serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

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11 – The Eleventh Great Teacher is Raw Power
Raw Power is the greatest amount of power you can tap in to. You can use it to destroy or create. Physical excellence is a determining factor of how much raw power you have access to, as the healthier you are, the more energetic resources you have. However even if you are ill, you still have raw power that you can access.

So what the heck does that mean anyway, there was no dictionary definition for raw power that I could find. There is one person on this island who has such outstanding physical strength above the norm, that it is one of the first things I hear about him. This is not attained by weight training, it is who he is naturally. There is another person I know that is deemed ‘a powerful person’ and it has nothing at all to do with the physical ability of strength. They are both examples of raw power. Now put those two types of raw power together and whoa mama, that is a person who has raw power that will ooze out of their pores to an extent that everyone would notice.

Now imagine if you will, a 5′ 3″ middle aged average woman, wielding only a pink umbrella, going head to head with a 6′ male gang leader in order to protect a young man being burned with cigarettes on the ground. Rationally the outcome would not be good, however it was. Why would that gang leader with 4 of his minions with him, back down, when confronted by this little woman who he could squish like a bug, or order her squished. Well many reasons, but the most important was her raw power. It was not her physicality that had any sway, what he analyzed was the energy presented, and deemed it to be a risk not worth taking.

Different scenario, a person is the only survivor of a small plane crash in the mountains
in winter. Yet against all odds makes it to a town and survives. Why? Raw power.

Next, a person born into terrible circumstances, nothing going for them. Makes a success out of their life, creating what they imagined when they had nothing ….. raw power.

Ghandi, Mandela, Dr. Vandana Shiva ……. raw power!

I’m using extreme examples to make a point, we all have raw power and we don’t need to be in extreme situations to use it. We can use it to create our world or destroy it, to defend ourselves or others, we use it in our dreaming and intending.

How do you feel about your own or others raw power?
Do you embrace it or fear it?
What have you used it for?
What are you using it for?
What could you use it for?

11 – The Eleven ~ ELEVEN is the Number for all the STARS.
Come, Children, be a Source of Light in your own Life Dance.
The Sun is a Star, and all the Stars are Suns
(Hyemeyohsts Storm’s Earth Count)

11 – Mayan Daykeeper Cheun ~ Cheun’s essence is the imaginative blending when we create alone or together, and the enjoyment that comes from these creations.

Those who are experiencing Chuen’s presence
may feel an energetic high and
a positive sense of power in their ability
to responsibly create their reality.

On Cheun’s day, you may experience creative,
artistic desires and abilities,
an openness to play and an ability to enjoy life.
It’s a day to be a conscious co-creator and a joyful,
positive participant in the creation of life.

Those born with Chuen as their Daykeeper
may be happy-go-lucky, enjoy responsibility or
be envied by others for their good fortune.

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 Cheun days this year Jan 14th, Feb 3rd, 23rd, March 15th, April 4th, 24th, May 14th, June 3rd, 23rd, July 13th, Aug 2nd, 22nd

The Interconnection of Confrontation with Pure Intellect & Measure ~ Today’s Daykeeper is Ok

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.

The interconnection between Confrontation with Pure Intellect and Measure (See below) ~ Reason and self choice (Pure intellect & measure), confrontation teaching us the measure of self worth. Reason leads to self choice leads to self worth. As a mathematical equation? A + B = C Quite often I will use A + C = B as for me when I am deciding on a course of action that is a wee bit challenging for me, how I will feel at the end of making each choice, will help me make the choice that leads me to feel better about myself. Back to pacing in front of the donut case.

If I choose the donut, oooh the sweet taste and ensuing neuro-chemical rush of sugar will be lovely for a few moments, then I will get the next rush, guilt, shame and blame, then I will get to choose to do healing & forgiveness. If I choose not to do the healing & forgiveness, well I get to carry around my guilt, shame and blame. Which robs me of energy and time ……. not pleasant, and will probably lead to more emotional stuffing with donuts. See that cycle.

If I choose not to eat the donut, then I get a rush of satisfaction, pride and empowerment, and the odds of me wanting that donut tomorrow is greatly reduced.

Therefore, for me to run an internal play of each scenario, including how I will feel in each, helps me make the choice that is most beneficial for me.
A + C = B …… Reason + Self worth = Self choice which results in
A + B = C …… Reason + Self Choice = Positive self worth.

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10 – The Tenth Great Teacher is Confrontation
Confrontation teaches us the measure of self-worth

Confrontation a biggie I suspect for many of us, it certainly is for me. Well what does it really do for us anyway, why bother, things could get messy, I don’t like messy?

Confrontation is about truth, yours and others.  It shows us how willing we are to stand by our beliefs, protect ourselves and others, how much courage we have, how well we communicate. It can be about working with the tool of confrontation to figure out a new way of doing things, teach us about new perspectives, and how to communicate effectively and authentically even when challenged. It can teach us about speaking our truth without attacking others. It teaches us to stay grounded even in reactionary situations.

For me I have a long history of denying my truth in confrontation. My mom had major control issues (Stemming out of her childhood experiences, she was doing the best she could), so when I was told something about myself that I knew wasn’t true, I would confront her with my truth, she would then inform me of my mistake and that her truth about me, was the truth. I would again speak my truth to have it yet again shot down. These confrontations would continue until I caved, and just let her have her way. This pattern of behaviour of mine to back down when confronted, stayed with me through most of my marriage (Yes I married a partner just like mom), until I healed enough to stand in my truth. Once that happened the marriage ended, I had learnt what I needed to in the relationship, and a big part of that was being authentic when in confrontation. However confrontation although I could do it, now more often than not, came in the form of anger, and often just not being very present at all. It was the way I chose to be able to speak my truth, but that’s not very effective, we are not heard when we make a point in anger. I then went on to learn and practice confrontation from a balanced, neutral place, which is still an edge for me, but I can do it more often than not.

With neutrality came the awareness of when confrontation is important. Can we confront others in a way that they can hear, speak their language, and discern if it’s even worthwhile. As with all our lessons, we get what we are able to handle. So now I have someone in my life who against all physical evidence will argue the contrary, I have learnt to let it go, there is no point to confrontation. I am almost okay with this, when I am totally okay with it I wonder will I have graduated from confrontation class?

What has confrontation taught you? Are you unhappy, and prefer to remain that way rather than confront the cause? Are there particular people or issues you will not confront? How do you confront? What do the answers to these questions teach you about yourself?

10 – The Ten ~ TEN is the Number for PURE INTELLECT and MEASURE.
Creation gave humans the power of Reason and Self Choice. Ten is also the number of the humans’ HIGHER SELF, their Sacred Twin, what can give greater measure than this Spirit-knowing?
Come, Children, have you met your Self and Know Existence?
(Hyemeyohsts Storm’s Earth Count)

10 – Mayan Daykeeper Ok ~ The essence of Ok is the pure energy of carnal yearnings. It is also an awareness of our connection to our primordial instincts & intuitive senses.

Ok may be experienced as a heightened sensitivity to your inner feelings and desires,
as well as enhanced awareness of your environment.

Ok may express as a strong desire, a sense of loyalty
or the need to allow desire to guide your actions.
Ok’s days are good for allowing yourself to be guided by your desires and intuition,
trusting yourself and enjoying every moment.

Those born on a Ok day may be loyal, flamboyant, intuitive
and available for the true desires of the moment.

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 Ok days this year Jan 13th, Feb 2nd, 22nd, March 14th, April 3rd, 23rd, May 13th, June 2nd, 22nd, July 12th, 22nd, Aug 1st, 21st

The Interconnection of Victory, Moon & Movement ~ Today’s Daykeeper is Muluk

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.

The Interconnection of Victory, the Moon and Movement ~ Looking from the perspective of victory teaching you about the enemy within (read the ninth great teacher below, so that this makes sense), what is awareness, understanding and healing, but movement. Whenever we change there is movement. The moon shows us how movement is a natural part of life, and that there is an ebb and flow to all things. Using this knowledge with awareness of your own patterns of ebb and flow, gives you an edge in your ability to heal/change a pattern. Every smoker knows trying to quit when they are not ready is fruitless. Why? They are at the wrong point in their pattern for the greatest opportunity for success. When they absolutely want to quit, this is the point in the ebb and flow of their addictive pattern where the opportunity for success is greatest. We actually know this ebb and flow pattern well, how often do you hear ‘Don’t talk to …. until they’ve had their coffee.’, ‘I wouldn’t talk to … they are in a bad mood.’, ‘Don’t eat that, it is too old.’, ‘The car needs an oil change.’, and on the coast ‘It’s the perfect time for swimming, it’s high tide.’

Now interestingly enough the ‘best time’ in the ebb and flow cycle will actually change as you do. For instance (using one of my examples below), when first working on abundance mentality, it’s probably not the best time to start when you are in self pity. However once you have been working with this pattern for awhile, the goal is that when you are going into self pity will be the best time to practice abundance mentality. It’s a learning curve to heal/change a pattern just like anything else. So ease into healing/changing a pattern, be gentle and kind to yourself, and remember, mistakes are normal, without mistakes we learn nothing. Not sure I’m right? Talk to any scientist about mistakes, you will find they are pivotal to learning and ultimately leading to breakthroughs.

Should you choose to heal/change a pattern, may your experience be light like a butterfly.

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9 – The Ninth Great Teacher is Victory.
Victory teaches us respect for the enemy within.

Victory often associated with external competition, is also a victory of another kind. A victory over something within ourselves that we have healed, overcome, released. Victory shifts your paradigm of what is possible.

Now why does victory teach us respect for the enemy within. ‘Enemy within’, sounds a bit aggressive, but let’s look at the context of why that word is used, and then reframe it.
Here are a few of my examples (yours may be different, even working with the same energies):
~ Sobriety versus the enemy of escapism
~ Abundance versus the enemy of self pity
~ Accomplishment versus the enemy of a defeatist attitude
~ Empowerment versus the enemy of shame and blame
~ Acceptance versus the enemy of dissatisfaction
~ Not being at ‘the effect’ of others versus the enemy of ‘it’s all about me’
~ Engaging activity versus the enemy of lethargy
~ A happy disposition versus the enemy of internal dialogue indulgence
~ Feeling versus the enemy of hiding
~ Happiness now versus the enemy of living in the past or future
~ Intimacy versus the enemy of fear of betrayal
~ Confrontation versus the enemy of suppression of feelings
~ Self acceptance versus the enemy of ‘I can do better’
~ I am enough versus the enemy of I need more healing
~ Healthy eating versus the enemy of emotional eating.
~ Graciousness versus the enemy of dismissing success
~ The joy of success versus the enemy of moving on to the next thing
~ Satisfaction versus the enemy of futurizing
~ Positive measure of self worth versus the enemy of picking at what I could have done better

So I don’t know about you, but as soon as I hear enemy, my negative warrior self goes into battle mode. Heeeyaaa Sheera leaps out sword blazing. Trouble is she will slice and dice me, which I have found out is pretty unpleasant and not successful to changing any pattern. So I prefer to think of these energies as strategies I use/used to survive past experiences. Or sometimes it was what was mirrored to me as a child, and I took it on, as my own way of being. When one of them gets my attention on a regular basis, I know I am ready to let that strategy or pattern of behaviour go. If I choose to treat myself kindly, coaching myself with compassion, things go much better, and victory is assured without needing to go to the trauma ward. If it is something that is overwhelming to you,  professional help may be prudent, in whatever form works for you.

So may all your negative warrior selves stay asleep, and your positive warrior selves be on point, gently coaching you through your day. Have an empowered, healing day.

9 – The Nine ~ NINE is the Number for the MOON, and for MOVEMENT.
The moon moves the tides of the earth, the tidal waters & the blood within all things.
Come, Children, and dance in the Moonlight
(Hyemeyohsts Storm’s Earth Count)

9 – Mayan Daykeeper Muluk ~ The essence of Muluk is the interdependence & connection between all things

Your experience of Muluk may include feeling a sense of debt,
a desire for unconditional giving or an unwillingness to give.
A day with Muluk as Daykeeper is a good time to consider
what is needed to maintain productive and agreeable relationships.
Demonstrate your appreciation and fulfill your obligations
to those that support you.

Those born on a Muluk day must rely on others to fulfill certain responsibilities.
They also need to be involved in the projects of others.
They are often most successful as team players.

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 Muluk days this year Jan 12th, Feb 1st, 21st, March 13th, April 2nd, 22nd, May 12th, June 1st, 21st, July 11th, 31st, Aug 20th

The Interconnection of Honesty & the Sacred Dream of Life ~ Today’s Daykeeper is Manik

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.

The Interconnection of Honesty and your Sacred Dream of Life ~ Why is honesty important? How do you feel when you are dishonest, and when you are dishonest (face it we all are at some point) what bothers you the most? For me it is dishonesty to myself, for when I am dishonest with another, …………….. I am actually not being myself!  So hang in there don’t go to shame and blame, it is what it is, you’re doing the best in each moment even if it doesn’t look pretty.

When you are dishonest with yourself it impacts your dream of life. The dream of life is what you are creating in this lifetime. Think about who your closest friends are. What is different about your relationship with them? Often it is the fact that they know more about who you are and still want to be your friend, warts and all. The fact that you can be present in the relationship and not be dishonest, changes dramatically how you experience the relationship, and that feeling affects all aspects of your life. Now one addendum, if honesty is going to put you at risk, e.g. you have an abusive partner and need to escape. Being honest about leaving is not your safest course of action, so some discernment is required in my opinion.

So you may be thinking ‘Okay big deal honesty makes me feel better, but how does that actually change my dream of life?’ Everything is about energy, when you are dishonest you carry more baggage, which slows down your energy, keeps your mind busy with internal dialogue, distracts you from what you can do to increase the strength of your dream of life. Simply put, honesty with yourself brings freedom and allows for more time to create what you want.

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7 – The Seventh Great Teacher is Honesty
Honesty teaches us about the integrity of the dream and respect for the dreamtime

So the ‘Dream and Dreamtime’ is not referring to your sleeping dreams, but rather our dream of life. What we are creating as a life in this lifetime. How honest we are with ourselves directly affects what we are creating.

I remember when I realized that I had the ability to deceive myself. It was a pivotal moment in my healing, also not a very nice one. I was horrified, how could I trust myself, knowing that I could deceive myself and not be aware of it. I have come to realize that deceiving myself was a strategy for survival at the time, not one I need now (I think……, perhaps I have a surprise in store….) What I do find useful is to use it consciously as a strategy to accomplish something I still have fear around. So if something is too big right now, I pretend there is only the present moment ……..hahahaha I just stopped and had a really good laugh, tricked again. There IS only the present moment, my fear is about smoke and mirrors, vapours, the what if, might be, could be, futurizing thoughts. A lesson my teacher gave me 8 years ago …..’Stop futurizing!’ Alright changing gears, let’s see what pearls of wisdom I have now that the illusion just blew up.

Honesty ….. has brought me freedom, yes, freedom, freedom she’s droning on again about freedom. My past history was such, that to have the freedom that has come with my healing is such a huge gift, it is drone worthy. An addicts’ first need to be met, is their addiction, everything else is secondary, a fact that still makes me uncomfortable. With
that comes deceit, manipulation, dishonesty, shame and blame, and most of that, the addict rains on themselves. So being free of that kind of weight is amazing. Honesty frees up so much energy, it’s no wonder we feel lighter, better, when we’re honest than when we’re not. All those secrets you carry have a trail of energy sucking emotions, dragging along behind them like many, many balls and chains.

I invite you to make a stick figure graphic of yourself and add a ball and chain for every secret you are carrying. What does that look like? Is there one that are you ready to let go of, and is it safe to do so? Now I’m not referring to secrets that are keeping you safe from harm, unfortunately, sometimes it is appropriate to keep a secret. I’m talking about the other ones, the ones that can be let go and your life will get infinitely better. If you choose to let go of a secret, ensure you have the appropriate supports in place. Be it a friend, teacher, coach, counsellor, doctor, psychiatrist, therapist, well you get the idea. May your secrets diminish, may your freedom increase.

7 – The Seven ~ The SEVEN is the Number of the DREAM OF LIFE
The SEVEN is the Number of the DREAM OF LIFE, for all things that are made within Beauty, or that are Broken and thrown away. We look into our Past and learn of what we have built.
Come, Children, and Build your World Dance.
(Hyemeyohsts Storm’s Earth Count)

7 – 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.

Previous Manik days this year Jan 10th, 30th, Feb 19th, March 11th, 31st, April 20th, May 10th, 30th, June 19th, July 9th, 29th, August 18th

The Interconnection of Sex & Spirit-Spirit ~ Today’s Daykeeper is Kimi

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.

sex, great teachers, mayan daykeeper kimi, ancestors, death, funerals, eternal, healingthroughceremony.com, michele fire-river heartThe Interconnection of sex and spirit-spirit ~ “Aaaah aaah aaah, oh God, oh God, oh God!” Apart from the obvious physical pleasure of good consensual sex, it is one of the few places where we touch spirit without trying. We are fully present in the moment of orgasm there is a connection to spirit and nothing else. Then as women, if we conceive,  our wombs become an
inter-dimensional
transportation
device for a spirit to come into form. Pretty cool eh!

6 – The Sixth Great Teacher is Sex
Sex teaches us about the pleasure of spirit

Well crap no edges here. Sex eh! Okay, sex is supposed to be pleasurable, and sometimes it has been, sometimes it has not. What I have learnt along the way, is it shows me how much intimacy I can engage with, if I can be present, if I can express my needs. If I can and want to give to another, how I will stand in my boundaries or not, which shows me my attachment to the other person, and how honourable I am willing to be, to my self. It’s actually quite a good litmus test of where my heart is at, in relationship. How vulnerable I can be, and if not why? How vulnerable I can be because I’m a woman. How to not put myself in a position of vulnerability where I am at risk.  It has taught me a lot about ‘power over’, violence, gentleness, honouring, caring, woundings, healings. How comfortable or not I am with my body and myself. How sensitive I am, how shut down I can be. That self pleasuring is normal and essential to understanding what makes us feel good, without knowing ourselves how are we going to express our needs to another.

Sex has been called ‘Le petit mort’, the little death, as at orgasm we are only with the energy, a spiritual vibration. In this way we get to experience the pleasure of spirit. Perhaps this is one of the reasons it’s so popular?

It’s curious that it’s such an important part of life, yet we are taught the least about it, if anything at all. There’s something to be said for ancient cultures that used to have more mature men and women who were skilled at sex, to be the first person you had sex with. Someone who was kind, gentle, experienced and willing to hold a space for you during your first time and teach you what good sex is. I wonder how different my life would have been, had this been my first experience?

What has sex taught you?

6 – The Six – The Six is called SPIRIT-SPIRIT
SIX is the number for Experiencing the Presence of Life. When the human children of Mother Earth are conscious and Present with the Spirit of Life they are Experiencing the Six.
The SIX is called SPIRIT-SPIRIT because all things Born into Substance are Born from Spirit. This we humans learn as we Experience Life. Six directions make up all Spheres: East, West, South, North, Zenith, and Nadir. (Zenith: The As Above, Nadir: The So Below)
Come, Children, find your dance as Spirits.
Experience your Existence. How will you Choose to See your Life?
(Hyemeyohsts Storm’s Earth Count)

6 – Mayan Daykeeper Kimi ~ The essence of Kimi is death of the physical body in this lifetime. Kimi invites us to look at all aspects of death. Make death an ally, rather than an unknown fear.

Those affected by Kimi’s presence may be aware of ancestors,
both their own and those of others.
Kimi may bring to your awareness the immortal spirit
within and beyond the human body.

On Kimi days, you may choose to remember ancestors,
appreciate what has been passed on to you
and remember that a part of you lives on forever.

Those born with Kimi as their Daykeeper
are capable of clarifying the meaning and purpose of death
through discovering the gifts of humanity’s ancestors.
They respect those that have gone before them
and often give voice to those whose voices are no longer heard.

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 Kimi days this year Jan 9th, 29th, Feb 18th,, March 10th, 30th, April 19th, May 9th, 29th, June 18th, July 8th

The Interconnection of Feelings & Sacred Humans ~ Today’s Daykeeper is Chik’chan

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.

The Interconnection of feelings and humans ~ I’m going to go straight to emotions are magnetic! I grew up with a mom that had a poverty mentality. From my perspective now we were anything but poor, but that was not how she saw it. I ingrained that belief along with the corresponding fear around lack, it wasn’t until I learnt about manifesting that I created anything else. The magnetic energy around the fear of lack perpetuated the cycle, as magnetically that is what I was broadcasting and that is what I got.

So from my perspective this interconnection is one of the most important ones to understand. It completely changes our ability to create and manifest our lives. When we understand our underlying fears, heal & change them, we change the world we personally live in. Our magnetic field is different and so to, is what we magnetically attract.

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5 – The Fifth Great Teacher is Feelings
Feelings teach us about respect and honour of the physical

Oh boy, feelings. As an person who has been an addict this is a big one. Feelings is what I was suppressing with my addictive behaviour, feelings that were too painful for me to handle. So when I chose sobriety, whoosh I had to learn to deal with feelings another way. One of the first ways I dealt with feelings was to escape into my mind, into my internal dialogue, my futurizing, fantasizing, anything for distraction. This led me to hurting my body a lot. When I used my body I was not present in it, not feeling my body’s warning signs of pain, until it was severe enough to pull my attention out of my head.

At the same time I was immersed in feelings which I could not escape. Trust me when you get sober there are a lot of sacred tears. Sometimes I felt like I could not bear the pain that welled up in my heart for things that were the hardest to heal, to forgive myself for, to accept. I wanted to run into mind altering, but I had committed to myself that I was staying sober, so I chose to deal. At first it was unbearable and sometimes I thought my heart would just explode, and I wished I could get out of my skin as I felt like I couldn’t stand feeling anymore. What I learnt to do with the guidance of my teacher was to go into the feeling, to stay with the feeling, something that is very counter intuitive for an addict, we have trained hard to not do that. The big surprise for me was that if I had the courage to stick with the feeling from a grounded place and not blank out, it crested like a wave and then dissipated like a wave. I then did my healing work & moved it out of my energy body and healed the piece that was ready to go. Now we don’t do healing work on an issue and eh voila it is done. We are like  ‘like an onion’, as Shrek says. Our healing comes in layers, we think we’re done with a particular issue and then when we’re ready to heal the next piece, the universe provides us with an opportunity to do so. Eventually we are complete with that issue and yeee haa freedom.

So yes indeedy feelings do teach us respect and honour of the physical, and let’s not forget about all the amazing, wonderful feelings there are as well.

What have feelings taught you about the physical?

5 – The Five – The FIVE are all HUMANS
The Five were Born of the First Circle and exist in its Centre.
The Humans are sending their Voices into the hearts of the Four Directions in celebration of their Lives
(Hyemeyohsts Storm’s Earth Count)

5 – Mayan Daykeeper Chik’chan ~ The essence of Chik’chan is primal nature in all it’s naturalness. Simple instinct & knowing, when being in alignment with our true nature.

Chik’chan’s prescence may be experienced as a sensitivity to nature in its simplicity.
With this comes an ability to correct what has been altered from its natural state.
This is done to return to a relaxed state of being.
Your conscious awareness is then clear and uncomplicated.
Chik’chan days are good for accessing the deeper instincts of human nature.
Try doing something with your eyes closed or in the dark.
Distinguish between the fears that genuinely warn you of danger and those that complicate your life and keep you from trusting your true desires.

Those born with Chik’chan as their Daykeeper have a sensitivity to the simplicity within all things.They possess the ability to realign with the natural flow.
This can be done for themselves as well as for others.
They have the potential to be a healer when this ability is trusted and developed.

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 Chik’chan days this year Jan 8th, 28th, Feb 17th, March 9th, 29th, April 18th, May 8th, 28th, June 17th, July 7th

The Interconnection of The Physical & Sacred Animals ~ Today’s Daykeeper is K’an

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.

The Interconnection of The Physical and Sacred Animals ~ Animals teach us about naturalness. Our totem power animal in particular teaches us about our own naturalness. How to use our physical bodies in the most balanced way, what our particular rhythms are. A bear versus a spider is a very different way to be natural for instance. As well as the individual nuances, you as a bear would be different than me as a bear, but our bear totem animals would be offering us both the mirror of naturalness that we each need to see.

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4 – The Fourth Great Teacher is The Physical
The Physical teaches us about determination of health and harmony

Our physical bodies and the physical world let us know when something is out of balance. If we don’t get the message and do something to heal the problem, things get quite messy. As we age, the body is the last great teacher, lessons unlearned can be  manifested in diseases that give us a final opportunity to heal/learn what we need to in this lifetime. I have found it interesting to look at diseases and relate them back to emotional blockages. Folks with a lot of anger quite often end up with heart problems. Someone with severe control issues that are not addressed ….. altzheimers or other diseases that take away their ability to assert control. Unresolved resentment ….. arthritis. It’s nice to believe that this is new age woo woo, as we are then absolved from any responsibility. However science has now proved that every emotion we have, effects the physical body, everything we eat, say and do, expresses itself in the physical body. Our bodies are an expression of what is going on in our emotional world.

I want to live a vibrant life right up to death. So I work on my healing all the time, I watch my emotions, what I eat, drink, watch, listen to. I will give my body as little as possible to work with in terms of lessons of the physical as I age. Knowing that my  emotional landscape affects my physical one helps me be consistent in working on my healing journey. We are all at choice.

Should you be interested in the correlation between emotion and disease…..

 Louise Hay has many wonderful books. The one I have read is ‘You Can Heal Your Life’

The link Between Emotions and Health easy to read article by Psychologies

Emotions and Disease – U.S. National Library of medicine for those of you who like the nitty gritty of the science.

4 – The Four ~ FOUR is the Number for all Animals
Time turned the Earth, and the Plants turned the Wheel within shadow and light. One the Sun, married Three, all Plants, and the first Animals were Born on the Earth.
The Animals are in Circles ever moving with Life.

Creation has now created the First Circle.
East, ONE, the Sun.
West, TWO, the Earth.
South, THREE, the Plants.
North, FOUR, the Animals
(Hyemeyohsts Storm’s Earth Count)

Do you want to know your animal totem? Contact me.

4- Mayan Daykeeper K’an ~ K’an symbolically is the seed. The source, the catalyst for something new to come into being. Within humans it is the fire, the love, the creative energy of the heart.

K’an manifests as an apparently destructive force
that eliminates or destroys what is complete.
An example of this is a burning forest that allows for new life to begin there.
K’an is also the feeding or fueling of this new life.
A K’an day is a good day to support and encourage new ideas or plans,
though they may not yet be recognized by others
and may not be ready to be acted on.

Those born on this day may carry or reflect
the potential of future accomplishments.

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 K’an days this year Jan 7th, 27th, Feb 16th, March 8th, 28th, April 17th, May 7th, 27th, June 16th, July 6th

The Interconnection of Pain & Sacred Plants ~ Today’s Daykeeper is Ak’bal

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.

The interconnection of pain and Sacred Plants ~ Well I imagine most of you know that plants heal, most of our medicines are based on plant medicine, and many of us still use plant medicine directly from Grandmother Earth in it’s natural form. On vacation this year I burnt my finger. As I was out camping I had a small med kit but nothing for burns. On the beach was a succulent plant that my intuition informed me would be useful. I tested it and yes, low and behold when rubbed on my burn, the pain went away and the burn healed at twice the usual rate. Nature provides, plants heal pain. Now I am not suggesting you go out and experiment, I happen to work with plants and plant medicine. It is important to gather information and knowledge before using a plant. To ensure that it is the right medicine for you. There are many resources available and master herbalists are now coming back into our culture. Find one that resonates with you and explore the wonders of our pain relieving plants.

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3 – The Third Great Teacher is Pain
Pain teaches us respect for the different forms that life takes

Pain, there are so many kinds, they all have one thing in common they warn us that we need to take notice of something. Like most of life’s lessons, if we ignore pain or block it out, things get worse not better whether we are aware of it or not. So if we were teaching a child about pain what would we teach? Well all we can teach is anecdotal, as we can intellectualize pain, but we have no point of reference unless we experience it, and we all experience it differently. That said however, we can teach through our life experience and our actions, by dealing with pain openly, honestly and with the greatest speed possible.
Okay great, lalala, but what does that mean to you, right? I image if you’re reading this you have experienced pain, physical, mental and emotional, although I tend to think mental & emotional go hand in hand. I invite you to recapitulate a pain that has healed, how did you handle it? Now in retrospect, could you have done something differently back then to speed up your healing? This is not about judging yourself, or beating yourself up, this is about looking back in neutrality to see what you learned from that experience. At the time you were doing the best you could with the knowledge you had.

I know for myself I used to drown mental/emotional pain with substances. When I blew up my life I finally was at the point that I could let go of that strategy, heal and create a new one. Sobriety. However patterns of behaviour run deep and I still ignored physical pain with the validations that I had to work through the pain, because of monetary needs, I was getting older, my liver was unhealthy due to past abusive behaviours, etc. and therefore, I manifested a life that was physically painful every day.

I then worked on not ignoring my body’s pain, with strategies, hot packs, cold Great Teachers, Pain, mayan, daykeeper, Ak'bal, death, rebirth, healingthroughceremony.com. Michele Fire-River Heartpacks, topical pain relievers, and yes sometimes meds, which is not a good strategy as it results in other lovely side effects in me, such as reflux and heartburn, yaay pharmaceuticals ….not! Now I have graduated to honouring my body’s pace and abilities more often than not, healing my poverty mentality and changing my diet, which has been stunningly successful in reducing pain in my body. It hasn’t been quick, it’s been gradual, and is still a work in progress.

Reflecting back I am amused by all my creative validations that kept me stuck where I was and in pain. Now I have a new awareness of a few different forms my life has taken and I created it all. How I choose is still up to me, but now I have a lot more knowledge and tools at my disposal and the wisdom to apply them, more often than not.

How do you deal with physical pain?
How do you deal with emotional pain?
In all the ways you deal with pain, what is the most successful?
In all the ways you deal with pain, what are you the most proud of? Think there’s nothing, look again, there’s always something each of us does well, find it, own it!

3 – The Three ~ THREE is the number for all PLANTS
The First Children of the Sacred Zero were the Sun and the Earth. One, the Sun, and Two the Earth, joined together, and from this Union Three was Born.
The grasses are ever singing with the trees, the corn dancers, and the flowers
(Hyemeyohsts Storm’s Earth Count)

3 – Mayan Daykeeper Ak’bal ~ Ak’bal’s essence is recreation, the beginning of something due to the old & the new coming together. Every moment is created by combining something from the past with something new. 

Ak’bal manifests as a completion and the natural beginning
that immediately follows.
Ak’bal’s presence is like a mystery being revealed.
It happens only after something else, something necessary, happens first.
Ak’bal guides what and when something is revealed, as it comes to light out of the darkness or from the consciousness from the unconscious.

Ak’bal’s day is for revelations and for the next generation of truths to manifest.
Be open to new messages or information appropriate for the
immediate present or future, but not for the past.

Those who are born on an Ak’bal day are dreamers and visionaries.
They desire to bring forth something new in the natural evolution
of what is becoming outdated or complete.

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 Ak’bal days this year: Jan 6th, 26th, Feb 15th, March 7th, 27th, April 16th, May 6th, 26th, June 15th, July 5th

The Interconnection of Care & Grandmother Earth ~ Today’s Daykeeper is Ik

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 Care, Teacher, Mayan, daykeeper, Ik, expansion, birth, burst, air, release, healing through ceremony.com, michele fire-river heartshoulds, 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 doCare, Teacher, Mayan, daykeeper, Ik, expansion, birth, burst, air, release, healing through ceremony.com, michele fire-river heart 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

The Interconnection of Rage & Our Sacred Sun ~ Today’s Daykeeper is Imix

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.

Imix has brought us back to the beginning of a new cycle of 20 days. 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 rage and our Sacred Sun ~ Well both exude an incredible amount of energy. Rage is also similar to a sun spot and the resulting explosive solar flare.  It is submerged magnetic energy fields that rise to the surface, collide, build and explode.  They are both pressure valves for magnetic energy, allowing balance to come back into the energy body. When two emotions (which are magnetic) collide and we try to hold them in, rage can be the result.

The sun nourishes us and allows for a lot of life to grow on this planet, but in excess can create disease in our bodies. Rage is the same, rage when not vented will create disease in our body and both require other energies to maintain our health.

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1 – The First Great Teacher is Rage
Rage teaches us about truth

First we need to make sure we’re on the same page, for me rage is the emotion that is more intense than anger, often coming suddenly and unexpectedly, and for me quite often accompanied by a blackout of memory afterwards.

So what has rage to teach, well there is a dark and light side to everything. It has taught me about being in and out of control, suppressing and expressing my true self, my boundaries and edges, my breaking point, my power and wielding power, raw power. My ability to protect myself, my ability to hurt, shock and stun others. How important it is to honour myself and my needs. How I escape mentally when I cannot hold what has happened, or what I have done. Where I am in relation to my ability to stay in my body when under stress. That I have been forcing myself to stay in an intolerable situation. How out of balance I become when not honouring myself. The power of rage to defend others when the odds are against me. That I never want to be ‘at the effect’ of rage again, but rather have it to use in the light if necessary. How important balance has become in my life and the peace and security it brings me mentally.  That rage is a probable outcome to situations of injustice in my life, if I do not deal with them. That when I was young I conformed out of fear and then suppressed the rage that resulted. That rage held me together for the other option was to fall apart. That I do not have to get to the point where rage is a response in situations that I had control over.

Wow, well that was unexpected, I didn’t realize there was that much I had learnt from rage, nice. Rage teaches about truth. I love this blog, it offers me healing opportunities that I never expected. My intent is that it offers you that opportunity as well.

Hyemeyohsts Storm’s Earth Count

The Zero
The Medicine Wheel is the shape of the Zero. TheZero is the symbol and fact of creation. TheZero Chiefs say that the Zero is not nothing, but is instead Everything.
~ All of Creation’s Children were designed and born from the Sacred Zero, and exist as part of the Zero. All of creation’s children exist as Numbers within the Medicine Wheel. This is the Children’s Count or Earth Count.
~ In the beginning was WahKahn. She is the Creator Mother and the Great Zero, the Womb that births all existence.
~ Within instantaneous being was born SsKwan. He is the Creator Father, and is the Dividing of the Zero.
~ Creation, the Zero, is perfectly balanced. The Zero is Female and Male and has designed and birthed all of Life.

1 – The One ~ ONE is the SUN
The FirstBorn from the Sacred Zero – the Marriage of WahKahn, the Creator Mother, and SsKwan, the Creator Father – was One.
~ The East is the dancer called the Sun.
(Hyemeyohsts Storm’s Earth Count)

1- Mayan Daykeeper Imix: The essence of Imix is the beginning of a cycle. The start of one dividing into many & yet still being part of the one. Imix is the one.

Imix often manifests in human reality as the ability
to remain in the present moment without concern for the past and future.
It can be recognized as a clear link to that which lies beyond the mundane.
Imix offers the ability to transcend time
and to refrain from having time oriented desires.

On a Imix day you may want to be less structured.
Make time for yourself that is free from previous commitments and obligations.
This is an opportune day to discover from within
what you truly want and where you truly want to go in your life.
It is a day to acknowledge that which lies beyond time.

People who are born on a Imix day are often dreamers
that lack the desire to succeed in more materialistic accomplishments.
They often come up with new ideas that others bring to manifestation.

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 Imix days this year: Jan 4th, 24th, Feb 13th, March 5th, 25th, April 14th, May 4th, 24th,  June 13th, July 3rd