Playing with Being Present ~ An Animal

 

Today’s Mayan Daykeeper is 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. (Full info at bottom of post)

Day 13 of  Playing with Being Present: Today’s theme is ANIMALS
Whether a pet or wild animal, enjoy a few moments together today, being totally present, no distractions.

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

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

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

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Your interpretation and experience is your own. I can only share my personal understanding, I invite you to find your own truths and their relevance in your life. This is really important. If something resonates great, if not chuck it out. We gain nothing by ‘taking on’ others life experiences and beliefs. The juice and healing comes from within your own understanding, it is pivotal for your healing journey and manifesting what you want.

Mayan Daykeeper 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.

 

Love Is … Animals ~ Today’s Daykeeper is Muluk

Animals: Love Is …

~ Waiting for you at the door
~ Hugs
~ Scratches and tickles
~ Feeding them healthy food
~ Taking care of them when they’re sick
~ Walks
~ Talks
~ Companionship
~ Lazing together in the sun
~ ‘The Look’ you know what I’m talking about, the one that can get you to do anything they want
~ Unconditional love they give you
~ Friendship
~ Cuteness factor
~ Stroking that soft soft fur

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When I was growing up there was this lovely cartoon series created by New Zealand cartoonist Kim Casali. (Loveiscartoon.com) I remember waiting for the newspaper to see what the cartoon was that day. It is one of the few things that stuck in my memory about that time in my life. So I’m taking a leaf out of her book, sans cartoons to illuminate my thoughts about love in the upcoming blog posts. Some you may agree with some you may not, it is just my opinion, you have your own and that’s as it should be.

I encourage you to add your own in the comments sections & I will add them in.

Mayan Daykeeper 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, Sept 9th, 29th, Oct 19th

Your interpretation and experience is your own. I can only share my personal understanding, I invite you to find your own truths and their relevance in your life. This is really important. If something resonates great, if not chuck it out. We gain nothing by ‘taking on’ others life experiences and beliefs. The juice and healing comes from within your own understanding, it is pivotal for your healing journey and manifesting what you want.

Love: Animals ~ Today’s Daykeeper is Lamat

Love: Animals sit in the North of the Love Medicine Wheel 

Animals being in the north is no surprise they sit there on other wheels. Our closest animals tend to be pets, and oh the sweet, sweet unconditional love they give. Sometimes it is the only unconditional love we experience in our lifetime, and what a gift it is. Then there are the domestic animals, horses, cows, sheep, chickens, goats, etc. Having lived in the country now for some time I have had the opportunity to interact with some of these guys. They are most certainly not dumb animals, but individuals just like us with their own personality traits. From what I see at annual fall fairs, there is a lot of love from their respective humans.

Interconnections on other medicine wheels:
~ Animals
~ Animal Totems
~ Collective consciousness of the animals
~ Air: Birds
~ Wisdom and knowledge: animals naturalness can teach us about how to be in the world in balance
~ The physical: Can you move like a cat? Action when needed, total relaxation when not.
~ Fear: Animals teach about being alert, rather than fearful
~ Ingenuity: We are learning more and more about the ingenuity of animals here’s a quick video on 3 of them Animal Ingenuity
~ Mindfulness: Animals are masters of this
~ Intentionality: Crows enough said?
~ Self-awareness – Self-awareness not unique to mankind
~ Perception versus projection: Animals don’t project past history or individual paradigms onto their reality. (Well I don’t think so anyway) They live in the moment, perceiving their environment, we can learn to emulate that.

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When I was growing up there was this lovely cartoon series created by New Zealand cartoonist Kim Casali. (Loveiscartoon.com) I remember waiting for the newspaper to see what the cartoon was that day. It is one of the few things that stuck in my memory about that time in my life. So I’m taking a leaf out of her book, sans cartoons to illuminate my thoughts about love in the upcoming blog posts. Some you may agree with some you may not, it is just my opinion, you have your own and that’s as it should be.

I encourage you to add your own in the comments sections & I will add them in.

Mayan Daykeeper Lamat ~ Lamat’s essence is the creative process in all forms.

Lamat’s presence may be experienced as an inner awakening.
It may be a new truth revealing itself and developing.
Lamat may be a growth spurt,
with a sudden movement or development toward success or completion.
When Lamat is the Daykeeper,
you may find that certain activities move along more quickly and easily.
These are good days for manifestation
and for reproducing what has already been done.

Those born on a Lamat day may experience
a new potential within themselves.
It is an ability that appears to be unique
or different from that of family members, friends or associates

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 please contact me and send your birthday

Previous Lamat days this year Jan 11th, 31st, Feb 20th, March 12th,  April 1st, 21st May 11th, 31st, June 20th, July 10th, 30th, Aug 19th, Sept 8th, 28th, Oct 18th

Your interpretation and experience is your own. I can only share my personal understanding, I invite you to find your own truths and their relevance in your life. This is really important. If something resonates great, if not chuck it out. We gain nothing by ‘taking on’ others life experiences and beliefs. The juice and healing comes from within your own understanding, it is pivotal for your healing journey and manifesting what you want.

Death Guide Totem Animal ~ Mayan Daykeeper Ahaw

This 20 day cycle is completed today. Tomorrow brings a new cycle, what is to come? Love.

Death Guide Totem Animals sit in the Northwest of the Animal Totem Medicine Wheel
Usually mythological or one that is not afraid to kill and die

~ Helps with death and change
~ Can help you cross over with power (Go from this life to the spirit realm)
~ Shows you how to stand in your principles and ethics
~ Shows how to not back down or run away when challenged

When we look at what else sits in the northwest of some other wheels, what interconnections do you see?
~ Circle of Law within (what you judge to be positive or negative, your boundaries or lack thereof)
~ The Shee-nah-meeah: the balancers of existence, keepers of your books of life also known as the akashic records
~ Self-actualization
~ Autonomy
~ Sobriety
~ Intrinsic motivation
~ Self-discipline
~ Striving
~ Responsibility

What resonated or created an internal reaction? That tells you that there is something there that will inform you about yourself. You are at choice to investigate further or not.

When we’re in balance we are self-governed. When Out of balance we are unprincipled.

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Animal totems are numerous and varied, beliefs about how many we have and what they do, are just as varied. I present what I have been taught and experienced. Trance drum journeys are a way to find your animal totems, be it just one or many. I facilitate drum journeys. Should you be interested in doing one, contact me & we’ll set up an appointment for this magickal experience.

So what are Totem Animals and why would you even want one? Animal Totems are animal spirit allies, on your journey in this lifetime. They give you advice when asked for, and answer questions you have. They can support you when you’re scared, help empower you, clarify things, show you the next step in your healing journey, walk with you as a trusted companion and more. There are 9 Animal Totems, one in the centre and 8 around your Animal Totem Medicine Wheel. Are they real animal spirits? Well I don’t think it matters one iota if they are or aren’t, what you imagine you create. Whatever you believe and experience is your truth. It is the wisdom & knowledge you get from them that matters, not whether you believe that it’s an animal spirit or a part of your own psyche.

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, Sept 20th, Oct 10th

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.

Brown Bear Birth Totem Animal ~ Today’s Daykeeper is Kawak

Brown Bear Birth Totem Animal: Aug 23 – Sept 22

Brown bears live (or used to live) in most forested regions of North America. It is an animal that knows how to look after its everyday needs and obtain whatever it needs to survive. It is primarily a carnivore but it is quite willing to eat whatever is available, including plants, fruits and insect. Brown Bears have the unique ability to reduce kidney function during hibernation, filtering out, breaking down, and reusing the wastes through other means.

Brown Bear teaches:
~ How to keep every day needs in balance
~ Its ability to spend long winters in hibernation, it teaches us how to go deep within and find our place of inner stillness
~ It helps us to awaken to our inner potential.
~ They are a symbol of discernment and discrimination, possessing the power to go deeply within to make well-founded and workable choices and decisions.
~ Brown Bear people show good judgment, courage and justice in their dealings with the world
~ They make fair and judicious decisions
~ Brown bears are “protector” animals because of their good sense to not be where trouble is and to move away from it if it comes near
~ Brown Bear people can be powerful speakers
~ They are spiritually attuned and quite simply and accurately convey what they genuinely know
~ They must watch out for their cynicism
~ They can dredge up unhappiness just to justify their negative feelings
~ When they realize what they are doing they are able to rebalance quickly
~ They tend to be cool and in control and show their love through actions rather than words
~ They like to see things happen and will move out any blocks that impede the process
~ They tend to be neat and organized and they love to eat!
~ They are curious yet quiet and when excited will express themselves eloquently
~ Brown bears are comfortable in both the physical and spiritual realms.

BIRTH ANIMALS:
~ Help you walk in balance
~ Shows you your heart capacity for love, the nature of your heart
~ How to express emotions and feel them
~ Helps you to be in the present moment emotionally, so you are present and not in past history

When we walk in balance we are connected to reality, the present moment. When out of balance we are in our personal history, living in the past or fantasizing about the future

Here’s a link to the brown bear page on theanimalsfiles.com

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Animal totems are numerous and varied, beliefs about how many we have and what they do, are just as varied. I present what I have been taught and experienced. Trance drum journeys are a way to find your animal totems, be it just one or many. I facilitate drum journeys. Should you be interested in doing one, contact me & we’ll set up an appointment for this magickal experience.

So what are Totem Animals and why would you even want one? Animal Totems are animal spirit allies, on your journey in this lifetime. They give you advice when asked for, and answer questions you have. They can support you when you’re scared, help empower you, clarify things, show you the next step in your healing journey, walk with you as a trusted companion and more. There are 9 Animal Totems, one in the centre and 8 around your Animal Totem Medicine Wheel. Are they real animal spirits? Well I don’t think it matters one iota if they are or aren’t, what you imagine you create. Whatever you believe and experience is your truth. It is the wisdom & knowledge you get from them that matters, not whether you believe that it’s an animal spirit or a part of your own psyche.

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, Sept 19th, Oct 9th

Your interpretation and experience is your own. I can only share my personal understanding, I invite you to find your own truths and their relevance in your life. This is really important. If something resonates great, if not chuck it out. We gain nothing by ‘taking on’ others life experiences and beliefs. The juice and healing comes from within your own understanding, it is pivotal for your healing journey and manifesting what you want.

Sturgeon Birth Totem Animal ~ Today’s Daykeeper is Etz’nab

Sturgeon Birth Animal Totem: July 23 – Aug 22

The sturgeon is the oldest of all fish with evidence of its existence dating back to the times of the dinosaur. Depending on the species, sturgeons are found in both fresh and salt-water habitats, in the northern temperate zones across all continents of the globe. They live in deep water most of the time, coming into steams or shallow water only to spawn. Spawning does not happen every year. It is a bottom feeder living on the various forms of plant life found there.

The native people treated the sturgeon with great respect. They saw the sturgeon representing depth, strength and knowledge. The sturgeon is known as the keeper of Old Age

Sturgeon teaches about:
~ Longevity
~ As a being of the water element, it helps cleanse deep emotional pattern
~ It shows that deep feelings and inner strength are a gift of living in balance and harmony
~ Sturgeons are doer’s
~ They deal excellently with difficulties
~ They engage with the impossible making it possible
~ They are versatile and do what they do well
~ They create sweeping changes when necessary
~ They appear to be one way on the outside tough and a little prickly when really under the surface they are softhearted
~ They can also be the other way softhearted on the surface and prickly underneath
~ They are sensitive and perceptive yet they project themselves as someone who is regal, independent and powerful
~ They tend to hide their inner pain and worry yet are sensitive and aware of others pain
~ They can be revengeful to those who have hurt them

BIRTH ANIMALS:
~ Help you walk in balance
~ Shows you your heart capacity for love, the nature of your heart
~ How to express emotions and feel them
~ Helps you to be in the present moment emotionally, so you are present and not in past history

When we walk in balance we are connected to reality, the present moment. When out of balance we are in our personal history, living in the past or fantasizing about the future

As irritating as I find this the best site with info I found was on Totalfisherman.com so to balance things out here’s a link to the World Wide Fund for Nature, as some sturgeon are an endangered species. There are numerous sites with info on sturgeon, but they tend to focus on one species in particular. I imagine due to the fact that this fish is hunted all over the world.

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Animal totems are numerous and varied, beliefs about how many we have and what they do, are just as varied. I present what I have been taught and experienced. Trance drum journeys are a way to find your animal totems, be it just one or many. I facilitate drum journeys. Should you be interested in doing one, contact me & we’ll set up an appointment for this magickal experience.

So what are Totem Animals and why would you even want one? Animal Totems are animal spirit allies, on your journey in this lifetime. They give you advice when asked for, and answer questions you have. They can support you when you’re scared, help empower you, clarify things, show you the next step in your healing journey, walk with you as a trusted companion and more. There are 9 Animal Totems, one in the centre and 8 around your Animal Totem Medicine Wheel. Are they real animal spirits? Well I don’t think it matters one iota if they are or aren’t, what you imagine you create. Whatever you believe and experience is your truth. It is the wisdom & knowledge you get from them that matters, not whether you believe that it’s an animal spirit or a part of your own psyche.

Mayan Daykeeper Etz’nab ~ The essence of Etz’nab is letting go. Releasing what needs to go in order to birth something new. Sometimes this will be dramatic other times gentle, either way change is the order of the day.

When present, Etz’Nab may stimulate
a powerful awakening to anger and the need for change.
It can appear as rage or the destruction of an old form.
Through sudden events and changes,
Etz’nab may provoke you to be more present in the moment.

Etz’nab days provide an opportunity to detach from
obsolete motivations and future expectations.
You may want to voluntarily arrive in the present moment.
Recognize that when someone or something outside you
appears to interrupt you by demanding your attention,
you are being invited into the moment.

Those born with Etz’nab as their Daykeeper
are people who recognize and express the need for change.
Their actions often challenge the status quo and
can create change for themselves and others.

This is an exerpt from
Mayan Calendar Voice of the Galaxy by Raymond Mardyks and Stacia Alana-Leah

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

Previous Etz’nab days this year Jan 1st, 21st, Feb 10th, March 2nd, 22nd, April 11th, May 1st, 21st, June 10th, 30th, July 20th, Aug 9th, 29th, Sept 18th, Oct 8th

Your interpretation and experience is your own. I can only share my personal understanding, I invite you to find your own truths and their relevance in your life. This is really important. If something resonates great, if not chuck it out. We gain nothing by ‘taking on’ others life experiences and beliefs. The juice and healing comes from within your own understanding, it is pivotal for your healing journey and manifesting what you want.

Past Life Animal Totem ~ Today’s Daykeeper is Kaban

Past Life Animal Totems sit in the Northeast of the Animal Totem Medicine Wheel

Your past life animal, is an animal that is Mythological or ancient

Your Past Life Animal Totem:
~ Helps you heal past life traumas that are impacting this lifetime
~ Helps you gain awareness from other lifetimes to gain more wisdom
~ Shows you how to be resourceful and not stagnate
~ Teaches how to be a good leader

When we look at what else sits in the northeast of some other wheels, what interconnections do you see?
~ Movement
~ Energy
~ The Moon
~ Pure Science & mathematics
~ Creativity
~ Self-transcendence
~ Attention
~ Being in ‘The Zone’
~ Expansion
~ Joyfulness

What resonated or created an internal reaction? That tells you that there is something there that will inform you about yourself. You are at choice to investigate further or not.

When we’re in balance we have movement in our lives. When Out of balance we just stagnate, exist.

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Animal totems are numerous and varied, beliefs about how many we have and what they do, are just as varied. I present what I have been taught and experienced. Trance drum journeys are a way to find your animal totems, be it just one or many. I facilitate drum journeys. Should you be interested in doing one, contact me & we’ll set up an appointment for this magickal experience.

So what are Totem Animals and why would you even want one? Animal Totems are animal spirit allies, on your journey in this lifetime. They give you advice when asked for, and answer questions you have. They can support you when you’re scared, help empower you, clarify things, show you the next step in your healing journey, walk with you as a trusted companion and more. There are 9 Animal Totems, one in the centre and 8 around your Animal Totem Medicine Wheel. Are they real animal spirits? Well I don’t think it matters one iota if they are or aren’t, what you imagine you create. Whatever you believe and experience is your truth. It is the wisdom & knowledge you get from them that matters, not whether you believe that it’s an animal spirit or a part of your own psyche.

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, Sept 17th, Oct 7th

Your interpretation and experience is your own. I can only share my personal understanding, I invite you to find your own truths and their relevance in your life. This is really important. If something resonates great, if not chuck it out. We gain nothing by ‘taking on’ others life experiences and beliefs. The juice and healing comes from within your own understanding, it is pivotal for your healing journey and manifesting what you want.

Flicker Birth Animal Totem~ Today’s Daykeeper Kib

Flicker Birth Animal Totem:  June 21 – July 22

A member of the woodpecker family flicker is often called the “little awakener” as it taps and drums in its search for food. It lives in a variety of woodland habitats, makes its nests in holes in dead trees and is very particular about the cleanliness of its home. Its feet are different than most birds having two toes in front and two in the back, which allows it to balance and move up and down on the sides of trees

Flickers teach about:
~ Having the right tools for you to maintain balance
~ Awakening the knowledge you already possess and activating latent talents and intuition
~ The rhythm of their drumming can teach you to align with the heart beat of nature and is a reminder that you have the ability to connect with realms other than physical
~ Flickers also help you to connect with the ancestors and the little people with their rhythmic tapping and drumming, and show you how to stay in balance and move with confidence when new rhythms are developing in your life
~ Flicker people are home oriented and are excellent in emergencies
~ They are loving, solid and stable yet have a wild quality about them and love natural settings
~ They are thoughtful and emotionally balanced
~ Their challenge when out of balance is independent thought and action
~ When balanced they are sensitive make good decisions and follow-through
~ Flicker experiences deep emotions that are ever shifting
~ Relationships are important part of their stability, contributing to their emotional stability
~ Flickers also like to be with others in their mystical pursuits and they devote themselves fully
~ They not only desire a family but a like-minded spiritual family they can be of service to
~ In their harmony they are free to pursue and discover their mystical pursuits

BIRTH ANIMALS:
~ Help you walk in balance
~ Shows you your heart capacity for love, the nature of your heart
~ How to express emotions and feel them
~ Helps you to be in the present moment emotionally, so you are present and not in past history

When we walk in balance we are connected to reality, the present moment. When out of balance we are in our personal history, living in the past or fantasizing about the future

Here’s a link to the Flicker page off the Cornell Lab of Ornithology website

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Animal totems are numerous and varied, beliefs about how many we have and what they do, are just as varied. I present what I have been taught and experienced. Trance drum journeys are a way to find your animal totems, be it just one or many. I facilitate drum journeys. Should you be interested in doing one, contact me & we’ll set up an appointment for this magickal experience.

So what are Totem Animals and why would you even want one? Animal Totems are animal spirit allies, on your journey in this lifetime. They give you advice when asked for, and answer questions you have. They can support you when you’re scared, help empower you, clarify things, show you the next step in your healing journey, walk with you as a trusted companion and more. There are 9 Animal Totems, one in the centre and 8 around your Animal Totem Medicine Wheel. Are they real animal spirits? Well I don’t think it matters one iota if they are or aren’t, what you imagine you create. Whatever you believe and experience is your truth. It is the wisdom & knowledge you get from them that matters, not whether you believe that it’s an animal spirit or a part of your own psyche.

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, Sept 16th, Oct 6th

Your interpretation and experience is your own. I can only share my personal understanding, I invite you to find your own truths and their relevance in your life. This is really important. If something resonates great, if not chuck it out. We gain nothing by ‘taking on’ others life experiences and beliefs. The juice and healing comes from within your own understanding, it is pivotal for your healing journey and manifesting what you want.

Deer Birth Totem Animal ~ Today’s Daykeeper is Men

Deer Birth Totem Animal: May 21 – June 20

Deer teaches us about:
~ The gifts of the deer include the ability to open to your intuition, and to pay more attention to your inner dialogue & how you perceive the world
~ They teach you how to recognize your negative patterns and move out of them quickly
~ How to walk in the world gently and yet powerfully
~ They remind you of your own magickal gifts & abilities
~ Deer love beauty in all forms
~ They are multitalented and versatile
~ Deer people have lots of energy
~ They have quick flexible minds
~ They make good healers
~ Deer are graceful and alert
~ They are sensitive, but it takes them time to open up to emotions that are more personal
~ Sometimes listening to others is a challenge and may interrupt frequently
~ Deer are clever, resourceful and creative
~ Deer people are enthusiastic and get others involved
~ The deer’s challenge is consistency in life and relationships

BIRTH ANIMALS:
~ Help you walk in balance
~ Shows you your heart capacity for love, the nature of your heart
~ How to express emotions and feel them
~ Helps you to be in the present moment emotionally, so you are present and not in past history

When we walk in balance we are connected to reality, the present moment. When out of balance we are in our personal history, living in the past or fantasizing about the future

Here’s a link to deerworlds.com which has a plethora of info on deer. The one area not covered is that deer are not only male & female but have a range of genders. Here’s a easy to understand article on the Missouri Dept. of Conservation website around this issue.

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On Gabriola we have a huge amount of deer. I wonder if the deers energy contributes to the gentleness found here, and the large quantity of healing practitioners and modalities?

Just take a look at the Gabriola Healing Arts website, a smattering of what’s offered right here. Truly remarkable for a community of just over 4000 people.

 

 

Animal totems are numerous and varied, beliefs about how many we have and what they do, are just as varied. I present what I have been taught and experienced. Trance drum journeys are a way to find your animal totems, be it just one or many. I facilitate drum journeys. Should you be interested in doing one, contact me & we’ll set up an appointment for this magickal experience.

So what are Totem Animals and why would you even want one? Animal Totems are animal spirit allies, on your journey in this lifetime. They give you advice when asked for, and answer questions you have. They can support you when you’re scared, help empower you, clarify things, show you the next step in your healing journey, walk with you as a trusted companion and more. There are 9 Animal Totems, one in the centre and 8 around your Animal Totem Medicine Wheel. Are they real animal spirits? Well I don’t think it matters one iota if they are or aren’t, what you imagine you create. Whatever you believe and experience is your truth. It is the wisdom & knowledge you get from them that matters, not whether you believe that it’s an animal spirit or a part of your own psyche.

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, Sept 15th, Oct 5th

Your interpretation and experience is your own. I can only share my personal understanding, I invite you to find your own truths and their relevance in your life. This is really important. If something resonates great, if not chuck it out. We gain nothing by ‘taking on’ others life experiences and beliefs. The juice and healing comes from within your own understanding, it is pivotal for your healing journey and manifesting what you want.

Dream Animal Totem ~ Today’s Daykeeper is Ix

Dream Animal Totems sit in the Southwest of the Animal Totem Medicine Wheel
The dream in this context is your ‘dream of life’ the life that you are creating in this lifetime. Part of our ‘dreaming in’ our lives is using the information from our sleeping dreamtime as well. Your dream animal helps you with both.

Your Dream Totem Animal teaches:
~ Helps you be in the present moment flow of life
~ To be able to experience every moment as if it were new
~ To be adventurous
~ Be willing to make mistakes as a way of learning naturally
~ Mirrors what you in particular need to see in order to create a balanced, juicy life
~ Answers questions you may have along the journey if life
~ Supports you in good and challenging moments
~ Is a willing partner in your creations

When we look at what else sits in the southwest of some other wheels, what interconnections do you see?

~ Dream of life
~ Kachinas, who form all the images of substance. Including dream time images
~ Perseverance
~ Meaning
~ Skill development
~ Self esteem
~ Connection

What resonated or created an internal reaction? That tells you that there is something there that will inform you about yourself. You are at choice to investigate further or not.

When we’re in balance we live our lives with aliveness. When Out of balance we just live, exist.

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Animal totems are numerous and varied, beliefs about how many we have and what they do, are just as varied. I present what I have been taught and experienced. Trance drum journeys are a way to find your animal totems, be it just one or many. I facilitate drum journeys. Should you be interested in doing one, contact me & we’ll set up an appointment for this magickal experience.

So what are Totem Animals and why would you even want one? Animal Totems are animal spirit allies, on your journey in this lifetime. They give you advice when asked for, and answer questions you have. They can support you when you’re scared, help empower you, clarify things, show you the next step in your healing journey, walk with you as a trusted companion and more. There are 9 Animal Totems, one in the centre and 8 around your Animal Totem Medicine Wheel. Are they real animal spirits? Well I don’t think it matters one iota if they are or aren’t, what you imagine you create. Whatever you believe and experience is your truth. It is the wisdom & knowledge you get from them that matters, not whether you believe that it’s an animal spirit or a part of your own psyche.

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, Sept 14th, Oct 4th

Your interpretation and experience is your own. I can only share my personal understanding, I invite you to find your own truths and their relevance in your life. This is really important. If something resonates great, if not chuck it out. We gain nothing by ‘taking on’ others life experiences and beliefs. The juice and healing comes from within your own understanding, it is pivotal for your healing journey and manifesting what you want.

Beaver Birth Animal Totem ~ Today’s Daykeeper is Ben

Beaver Birth Animal Totem: April 20 – May 20

Beavers teach about:
~ Building and creating lives that we want
~ They teach that you can create the self-concepts that you desire
~ They also teach that you have to act on your dreams to make them a reality
~ The importance of protecting home and family
~ The den of the beaver resembles a womb space so the beaver can help women go within for the teachings of the feminine
~ People with strong masculine energies & a beaver totem often have special gifts working with women
~ While beavers appear lucky the truth is that their luck is the result of hard work
~ They are grounded and strong
~ They tend to only change out of necessity
~ They are loyal, stable and keep all relationships clean and pure
~ They are practical yet have an ‘eye’ for beauty
~ They give any projects they are involved in (and people they are involved with) a firm footing as part of their stability
~ They key in their spiritual pursuits is their grounded stability
~ They are able to create structures that are stable, strong and can’t be destroyed
~ They enjoy peace and security and make deliberate changes slowly
~ When change is necessary however, they invest all their energies into that change
~ They must be aware of their stubbornness which is born of an ability to accept things as they are
~ The beaver takes all relationships seriously and it brings them contentment

BIRTH ANIMALS:
~ Help you walk in balance
~ Shows you your heart capacity for love, the nature of your heart
~ How to express emotions and feel them
~ Helps you to be in the present moment emotionally, so you are present and not in past history

When we walk in balance we are connected to reality, the present moment. When out of balance we are in our personal history, living in the past or fantasizing about the future

Here’s a link to the animals adda website for in-depth info on the beaver

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Animal totems are numerous and varied, beliefs about how many we have and what they do, are just as varied. I present what I have been taught and experienced. Trance drum journeys are a way to find your animal totems, be it just one or many. I facilitate drum journeys. Should you be interested in doing one, contact me & we’ll set up an appointment for this magickal experience.

So what are Totem Animals and why would you even want one? Animal Totems are animal spirit allies, on your journey in this lifetime. They give you advice when asked for, and answer questions you have. They can support you when you’re scared, help empower you, clarify things, show you the next step in your healing journey, walk with you as a trusted companion and more. There are 9 Animal Totems, one in the centre and 8 around your Animal Totem Medicine Wheel. Are they real animal spirits? Well I don’t think it matters one iota if they are or aren’t, what you imagine you create. Whatever you believe and experience is your truth. It is the wisdom & knowledge you get from them that matters, not whether you believe that it’s an animal spirit or a part of your own psyche.

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, Sept 13th, Oct 3rd

Your interpretation and experience is your own. I can only share my personal understanding, I invite you to find your own truths and their relevance in your life. This is really important. If something resonates great, if not chuck it out. We gain nothing by ‘taking on’ others life experiences and beliefs. The juice and healing comes from within your own understanding, it is pivotal for your healing journey and manifesting what you want.

Red Hawk Birth Animal Totem ~ Today’s Daykeeper is Eb

Red Hawk as a Birth Animal Totem: March 21 – April 19

Red Hawks teach about:
~ The medicine here is about choreographing of movement so you can maximize what is possible by using only the energy that is necessary to make it happen
~ Red Hawks teach about seeing both the big picture and all of the critical details
~ Its gift is to see all of our patterns from multiple perspectives and to be able to reach for great heights without loosing touch with the ground
~ The medicine of the hawk includes mastery of the ability to stay focused on what you are doing with a high degree of relaxation
~ In its nest building it teaches us how to be organized in the everyday world without loosing flexibility
~ Red Hawks have incredible energy and thus need to learn to harness their energy, if they harness it they have the energy to get almost anything done
~ They are shiny and glowing in their actions
~ They can catalyze ideas into reality
~ They desire things to be clear and stay clear of complexities
~ They have the ability to move quickly and love to move from project to project
~ They have the ability to open to others minds and in what they see they will speak honestly
~ Red Hawks are hunters and they tend to be fearless
~ They believe the best defense is a good offense
~ Red Hawk is great at bringing in new ideas and they are natural optimists
~ They must also carefully deliberate before jumping into something – they might jump into the frying pan!
~ They are friendly and gregarious.
~ The hawk teaches you to focus within the chaos and then to use the chaos to effect the outcome
~ Because they can quickly assess possible outcomes hawks can pick the best possibility and fearlessly go after it.

BIRTH ANIMALS:
~ Help you walk in balance
~ Shows you your heart capacity for love, the nature of your heart
~ How to express emotions and feel them
~ Helps you to be in the present moment emotionally, so you are present and not in past history

When we walk in balance we are connected to reality, the present moment. When out of balance we are in our personal history, living in the past or fantasizing about the future

Here’s a link to the red hawk page on the Cornell Lab of ornithology website

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Animal totems are numerous and varied, beliefs about how many we have and what they do, are just as varied. I present what I have been taught and experienced. Trance drum journeys are a way to find your animal totems, be it just one or many. I facilitate drum journeys. Should you be interested in doing one, contact me & we’ll set up an appointment for this magickal experience.

So what are Totem Animals and why would you even want one? Animal Totems are animal spirit allies, on your journey in this lifetime. They give you advice when asked for, and answer questions you have. They can support you when you’re scared, help empower you, clarify things, show you the next step in your healing journey, walk with you as a trusted companion and more. There are 9 Animal Totems, one in the centre and 8 around your Animal Totem Medicine Wheel. Are they real animal spirits? Well I don’t think it matters one iota if they are or aren’t, what you imagine you create. Whatever you believe and experience is your truth. It is the wisdom & knowledge you get from them that matters, not whether you believe that it’s an animal spirit or a part of your own psyche.

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, Sept 12th, Oct 1st

Your interpretation and experience is your own. I can only share my personal understanding, I invite you to find your own truths and their relevance in your life. This is really important. If something resonates great, if not chuck it out. We gain nothing by ‘taking on’ others life experiences and beliefs. The juice and healing comes from within your own understanding, it is pivotal for your healing journey and manifesting what you want.

Shadow Totem Animal ~ Today’s Daykeeper is Cheun

Shadow Animal Totems sit in the Southeast of the Animal Totem Medicine Wheel

Your Shadow animal totem is a black & white animal, as it helps you see your shadow side and bring it into the light.

Your Shadow Animal
~ How to respect your individuality
~ Shows you what mirrors in the outer world are a reflection of your inner world
~ Shows you how to attract what you want and not conform
~ Often shows up when you are playing in your shadow, and need a reminder to come into the light
~ Shows you the shadows you’ve cast into your life, what you don’t want to see
~ Assists you in finding those pieces of your shadow that you are ready to accept & forgive yourself for
~  Hunts for those pieces of your shadow that you are ready to turn into a strength
~  Assists you in finding those pieces of your shadow that you are ready to integrate & turn into a power story
~ Reminds you that your shadow is a part of you, helping you to learn and grow

When we look at what else sits in the southeast of some other wheels what interconnections do you see?
~ Sacred Ancestors
~ The 20 Great Teachers of Life (We started the 20 Great Teachers on July 22nd 2017’s post, if you wish to see the info on them)
~ Sex
~ Spirit, spirit: Experiencing the presence of life. 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)
~ Character
~ Self-Knowledge
~ Self-awareness
~ Individuality

What resonated or created an internal reaction? That tells you that there is something there that will inform you about yourself. You are at choice to investigate further or not.

When we’re in balance we express our individuality. When Out of balance we sit in conformity.

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Animal totems are numerous and varied, beliefs about how many we have and what they do, are just as varied. I present what I have been taught and experienced. Trance drum journeys are a way to find your animal totems, be it just one or many. I facilitate drum journeys. Should you be interested in doing one, contact me & we’ll set up an appointment for this magickal experience.

So what are Totem Animals and why would you even want one? Animal Totems are animal spirit allies, on your journey in this lifetime. They give you advice when asked for, and answer questions you have. They can support you when you’re scared, help empower you, clarify things, show you the next step in your healing journey, walk with you as a trusted companion and more. There are 9 Animal Totems, one in the centre and 8 around your Animal Totem Medicine Wheel. Are they real animal spirits? Well I don’t think it matters one iota if they are or aren’t, what you imagine you create. Whatever you believe and experience is your truth. It is the wisdom & knowledge you get from them that matters, not whether you believe that it’s an animal spirit or a part of your own psyche.

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, Sept 11th, 31st

Your interpretation and experience is your own. I can only share my personal understanding, I invite you to find your own truths and their relevance in your life. This is really important. If something resonates great, if not chuck it out. We gain nothing by ‘taking on’ others life experiences and beliefs. The juice and healing comes from within your own understanding, it is pivotal for your healing journey and manifesting what you want.

Cougar Birth Animal Totem ~ Today’s Daykeeper is Ok

Cougar Birth Animal Totem: Feb 19 – March 20

Cougars teach about:
~ Resourcefulness
~ Patience & determination
~ Staying on a chosen path and not getting distracted
~ Learning how to use your power and how to stay in balance during times of movement and change
~ Using energy efficiently
~ Cougars are supreme survivalists and can teach you how to stabilize and do any physical act without harm to yourself
~ Cougar people have the possibility of developing many powers outside the ordinary. Their natural ways make them very adept to the mysteries of life and of the universe.
~ Cougar people have the power to be healers and engage in ceremony and ritual
~ Cougars are sensitive and tend to retreat inside especially if they feel they have been hurt by another
~ Cougars need their space and mark their territory no matter what kind of relationship and don’t want others to intrude on it
~ Due to their intuitive natures, cougars know how to make people comfortable by sensing what they need
~ Their inward nature causes them to go inside and disappear and this “going within” energy can cause them to be melancholic and withdrawn and sometimes causes depression
~ They love to hunt especially in the spiritual realm and love to learn in those realms
~ They can be fierce towards one who has hurt them, whether the hurt was real or imagined
~ They are creative, artistic and have patience for whatever they are seeking.

BIRTH ANIMALS:
~ Help you walk in balance
~ Shows you your heart capacity for love, the nature of your heart
~ How to express emotions and feel them
~ Helps you to be in the present moment emotionally, so you are present and not in past history

When we walk in balance we are connected to reality, the present moment. When out of balance we are in our personal history, living in the past or fantasizing about the future

Here’s a link to the cougar info on western wildlife.org

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Animal totems are numerous and varied, beliefs about how many we have and what they do, are just as varied. I present what I have been taught and experienced. Trance drum journeys are a way to find your animal totems, be it just one or many. I facilitate drum journeys. Should you be interested in doing one, contact me & we’ll set up an appointment for this magickal experience.

So what are Totem Animals and why would you even want one? Animal Totems are animal spirit allies, on your journey in this lifetime. They give you advice when asked for, and answer questions you have. They can support you when you’re scared, help empower you, clarify things, show you the next step in your healing journey, walk with you as a trusted companion and more. There are 9 Animal Totems, one in the centre and 8 around your Animal Totem Medicine Wheel. Are they real animal spirits? Well I don’t think it matters one iota if they are or aren’t, what you imagine you create. Whatever you believe and experience is your truth. It is the wisdom & knowledge you get from them that matters, not whether you believe that it’s an animal spirit or a part of your own psyche.

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, Sept 10th, 30th

Your interpretation and experience is your own. I can only share my personal understanding, I invite you to find your own truths and their relevance in your life. This is really important. If something resonates great, if not chuck it out. We gain nothing by ‘taking on’ others life experiences and beliefs. The juice and healing comes from within your own understanding, it is pivotal for your healing journey and manifesting what you want.

Recapitulation Totem Animal ~ Today’s Daykeeper is Muluk

Recapitulation Animal Totems sit in the North of the Animal Totem Medicine Wheel

Your Recapitulation animal helps you release your past history, wounds & adaptations. Enabling you to heal and walk in freedom, unconstrained by baggage from the past, or ways of moving in the world, that you took on, in order to survive.

Your Recapitulation Animal Totem
~ Helps you to see the truth, rather than your stories, or through your filters
~ Helps you to quiet your internal dialogue
~ Teaches you to gain wisdom
~ Helps you to respond rather than react to life
~ Helps you find hidden wounded pieces of yourself that are ready to be released
~ Illuminates pieces of your beauty & strength long forgotten
~ Supports you as you do the courageous work of healing yourself
~ Supports your journey into freedom from baggage
~ Is an ally on your healing journey, helping you to keep your internal & external emotional world clean

When we look at what else sits in the north of some other wheels what interconnections do you see?
~ Air
~ Wisdom and Knowledge
~ Animal Totems
~ Sacred Animals
~ Collective consciousness of the animals
~ Ingenuity
~ Cognition
~ Self-awareness
~ Intentionality
~ Receptive

What resonated or created an internal reaction? That tells you that there is something there that will inform you about yourself. You are at choice to investigate further or not.

When we’re in balance we Perceive the world and our experience without agenda or baggage. When Out of balance we Project onto our experience, our own dogma & past history colouring our experience of reality.

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Animal totems are numerous and varied, beliefs about how many we have and what they do, are just as varied. I present what I have been taught and experienced. Trance drum journeys are a way to find your animal totems, be it just one or many. I facilitate drum journeys. Should you be interested in doing one, contact me & we’ll set up an appointment for this magickal experience.

So what are Totem Animals and why would you even want one? Animal Totems are animal spirit allies, on your journey in this lifetime. They give you advice when asked for, and answer questions you have. They can support you when you’re scared, help empower you, clarify things, show you the next step in your healing journey, walk with you as a trusted companion and more. There are 9 Animal Totems, one in the centre and 8 around your Animal Totem Medicine Wheel. Are they real animal spirits? Well I don’t think it matters one iota if they are or aren’t, what you imagine you create. Whatever you believe and experience is your truth. It is the wisdom & knowledge you get from them that matters, not whether you believe that it’s an animal spirit or a part of your own psyche.

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, Sept 9th, 29th

Your interpretation and experience is your own. I can only share my personal understanding, I invite you to find your own truths and their relevance in your life. This is really important. If something resonates great, if not chuck it out. We gain nothing by ‘taking on’ others life experiences and beliefs. The juice and healing comes from within your own understanding, it is pivotal for your healing journey and manifesting what you want.

Otter Birth Animal Totem ~ Today’s Daykeeper is Lamat

Otter Birth Animal Totem: Jan 20 – Feb 18

~ Otter’s connection to clean water shows you how to keep your emotional world clean
~ It also teaches about the gifts of the open and warm heart, and reminds us of the importance of having lots of playtime with our happy, hopeful inner child
~ Otters can help re-awaken your child-like curiosity and to remember that everything is interesting depending on the angle you perceive it from
~ Otter people possess magickal and intuitive abilities providing they allow them
~ They feel deeply but often do not show it
~ Otters are attractive and it’s hard to resist them
~ The key for those with the otter totem is to flow and not stop your energy from flowing
~ Otters are playful, insistent, curious and noble
~ They are considered as a totem to be the healers of emotions
~ Otter people are visionaries and humanitarians
~ They love dreaming up new ways they can be of service to the greater
~ Otter people can become afraid of power and they may block it, and in this way they can become unhappy and lose the qualities that make them attractive, appealing and fun to be around.

BIRTH ANIMALS:
~ Help you walk in balance
~ Shows you your heart capacity for love, the nature of your heart
~ How to express emotions and feel them
~ Helps you to be in the present moment emotionally, so you are present and not in past history

When we walk in balance we are connected to reality, the present moment. When out of balance we are in our personal history, living in the past or fantasizing about the future

Here’s a link to otter-world.com, which seems to be a very comprehensive site on otters. For instance did you know that there are 13 known species of otter, I didn’t. In the Salish Sea around Gabriola we have river otters not sea otters. The closest sea otter siting we’ve had was in 2014 near Victoria.

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Animal totems are numerous and varied, beliefs about how many we have and what they do, are just as varied. I present what I have been taught and experienced. Trance drum journeys are a way to find your animal totems, be it just one or many. I facilitate drum journeys. Should you be interested in doing one, contact me & we’ll set up an appointment for this magickal experience.

So what are Totem Animals and why would you even want one? Animal Totems are animal spirit allies, on your journey in this lifetime. They give you advice when asked for, and answer questions you have. They can support you when you’re scared, help empower you, clarify things, show you the next step in your healing journey, walk with you as a trusted companion and more. There are 9 Animal Totems, one in the centre and 8 around your Animal Totem Medicine Wheel. Are they real animal spirits? Well I don’t think it matters one iota if they are or aren’t, what you imagine you create. Whatever you believe and experience is your truth. It is the wisdom & knowledge you get from them that matters, not whether you believe that it’s an animal spirit or a part of your own psyche.

Mayan Daykeeper Lamat ~ Lamat’s essence is the creative process in all forms.

Lamat’s presence may be experienced as an inner awakening.
It may be a new truth revealing itself and developing.
Lamat may be a growth spurt,
with a sudden movement or development toward success or completion.
When Lamat is the Daykeeper,
you may find that certain activities move along more quickly and easily.
These are good days for manifestation
and for reproducing what has already been done.

Those born on a Lamat day may experience
a new potential within themselves.
It is an ability that appears to be unique
or different from that of family members, friends or associates

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 please contact me and send your birthday

Previous Lamat days this year Jan 11th, 31st, Feb 20th, March 12th,  April 1st, 21st May 11th, 31st, June 20th, July 10th, 30th, Aug 19th, Sept 8th, 28th

Your interpretation and experience is your own. I can only share my personal understanding, I invite you to find your own truths and their relevance in your life. This is really important. If something resonates great, if not chuck it out. We gain nothing by ‘taking on’ others life experiences and beliefs. The juice and healing comes from within your own understanding, it is pivotal for your healing journey and manifesting what you want.

Snow Goose Birth Animal Totem ~ Today’s Daykeeper is Manik

Snow Goose Birth Animal Totem: Dec 22 – Jan 19

~ Snow goose people can access the great powers of the universe when in balance
~ Once the snow goose warms up to someone they can be warm and affectionate but never overly so
~ They are respectful of authority and tradition, they are great at finding a way to change traditions when it’s time
~ They tend to be reserved
~ Snow Goose people like organization, and smooth running systems
~ They are neat and desire perfection
~ When out of balance they tend to be grumpy, egotistical, challenging, negative, controlling, etc.
~ When a Snow Goose sees their destructiveness, they will turn it around even if they are a bit stubborn doing so
~ The ‘V’ formation of their flight pattern resembles an arrowhead, and shows you how to move in new directions and open up spaces of co-empowerment into your higher potential
~ They have the ability to traverse all types of conditions, by changing direction, shifting and adjusting to find how to work with greatest efficiency in any environment
~ As a snow goose has the ability to soar, snow goose people have the capacity to soar within their imagination
~ Their aim is true when they allow it, just like their ability to know when and where to migrate
~They stir our imagination for travel to distant places in many dimensions
~ They assist you to be awake and aware in your daily life and teach that with any quest you undertake you must ensure that you have a full view of everything entailed

Here’s the Cornell Lab of Ornithology page on the snow goose

BIRTH ANIMALS:
~ Help you walk in balance
~ Shows you your heart capacity for love, the nature of your heart
~ How to express emotions and feel them
~ Helps you to be in the present moment emotionally, so you are present and not in past history

When we walk in balance we are connected to reality, the present moment. When out of balance we are in our personal history, living in the past or fantasizing about the future

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Animal totems are numerous and varied, beliefs about how many we have and what they do, are just as varied. I present what I have been taught and experienced. Trance drum journeys are a way to find your animal totems, be it just one or many. I facilitate drum journeys. Should you be interested in doing one, contact me & we’ll set up an appointment for this magickal experience.

So what are Totem Animals and why would you even want one? Animal Totems are animal spirit allies, on your journey in this lifetime. They give you advice when asked for, and answer questions you have. They can support you when you’re scared, help empower you, clarify things, show you the next step in your healing journey, walk with you as a trusted companion and more. There are 9 Animal Totems, one in the centre and 8 around your Animal Totem Medicine Wheel. Are they real animal spirits? Well I don’t think it matters one iota if they are or aren’t, what you imagine you create. Whatever you believe and experience is your truth. It is the wisdom & knowledge you get from them that matters, not whether you believe that it’s an animal spirit or a part of your own psyche.

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, Sept 7th, 27th

Your interpretation and experience is your own. I can only share my personal understanding, I invite you to find your own truths and their relevance in your life. This is really important. If something resonates great, if not chuck it out. We gain nothing by ‘taking on’ others life experiences and beliefs. The juice and healing comes from within your own understanding, it is pivotal for your healing journey and manifesting what you want.

Warrior Totem Animal ~ Today’s Daykeeper is Kimi

Warrior Totem Animals sit in the East of the Animal Totem Medicine Wheel

Warrior in this context, is to be a warrior for yourself. To be engaged in the internal challenge of being the best person you can be. The ability to stand up for yourself, discipline yourself, challenge yourself, heal, forgive, have courage, determination, persistence and patience …… well you get the idea.

Your warrior animal totem
~ Helps you live life in balance, to be present
~ Gives direction on how to grab experiences and knowledge.
~ Teaches how to have persistence and patience while going for it!
~ Helps you stand up for yourself.
~ Helps you connect with the spirit and/or the medicine of everything
~ Supports you when you need courage
~ Stands with you when you’re afraid
~ Supports your healing journey
~ Mirrors for you the aspects of self, you in particular need, to be a warrior
~ Stands with you to protect yourself, your inner child and anyone else for that matter

When we look at what else sits in the west of some other wheels what interconnections do you see?
~ Illumination
~ Enlightenment
~ Sun
~ Fire
~ Stars
~ Self-determination
~ Expansive mind
~ Discovery
~ Attainment

What resonated or created an internal reaction? That tells you that there is something there that will inform you about yourself. You are at choice to investigate further or not. Happy hunting.

When we’re in balance we are in a state of Inter-connection, when Out of balance we hang onto dogmatic Religious/Spritual Beliefs

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Animal totems are numerous and varied, beliefs about how many we have and what they do, are just as varied. I present what I have been taught and experienced. Trance drum journeys are a way to find your animal totems, be it just one or many. I facilitate drum journeys. Should you be interested in doing one, contact me & we’ll set up an appointment for this magickal experience.

So what are Totem Animals and why would you even want one? Animal Totems are animal spirit allies, on your journey in this lifetime. They give you advice when asked for, and answer questions you have. They can support you when you’re scared, help empower you, clarify things, show you the next step in your healing journey, walk with you as a trusted companion and more. There are 9 Animal Totems, one in the centre and 8 around your Animal Totem Medicine Wheel. Are they real animal spirits? Well I don’t think it matters one iota if they are or aren’t, what you imagine you create. Whatever you believe and experience is your truth. It is the wisdom & knowledge you get from them that matters, not whether you believe that it’s an animal spirit or a part of your own psyche.

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, 28th, Aug 17th, Sept 6th, 26th

Your interpretation and experience is your own. I can only share my personal understanding, I invite you to find your own truths and their relevance in your life. This is really important. If something resonates great, if not chuck it out. We gain nothing by ‘taking on’ others life experiences and beliefs. The juice and healing comes from within your own understanding, it is pivotal for your healing journey and manifesting what you want.

Elk Birth Animal Totem ~ Today’s Daykeeper is Chik’chan

Elk Birth Animal Totem: Nov 22 – Dec 21

~ The elk helps you to hear what is being presented in the moment and on a superficial level
~ When you are in a negative pattern the elk will illuminate the story(s) behind it & help you break out of it
~ Elk teaches about living co-operatively in community, ya don’t need to do everything by yourself
~ The elk is also seen to be a master teacher and healer, one of their gifts is showing us how to understand sexuality and orgasm.
~ Elk people have the ability to get to the heart of the matter quickly. As they develop, elk people have clairvoyance and can project their thoughts
~ Elk are majestic, soft and strong all at the same time
~ Their innate sense of justice leads them to attend to injustices in their lives and cleanse them
~ Elk are impatient especially in matters of justice, sometimes their impatience can lead to havoc instead of resolution . Once elk has made up their mind they usually won’t change it. Although it may appears as a quick decision they have been ruminating for a while. Never try to “win” an argument with an elk. They can make themselves sick with their stubbornness if they are not careful
~ They are thoughtful and introspective

Here’s some info on elk on the eduscapes.com website. I invite you to look for what mirrors there are for you elk totem people

BIRTH ANIMALS:
~ Help you walk in balance
~ Shows you your heart capacity for love, the nature of your heart
~ How to express emotions and feel them
~ Helps you to be in the present moment emotionally, so you are present and not in past history

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Animal totems are numerous and varied, beliefs about how many we have and what they do, are just as varied. I present what I have been taught and experienced. Trance drum journeys are a way to find your animal totems, be it just one or many. I facilitate drum journeys. Should you be interested in doing one, contact me & we’ll set up an appointment for this magickal experience.

So what are Totem Animals and why would you even want one? Animal Totems are animal spirit allies, on your journey in this lifetime. They give you advice when asked for, and answer questions you have. They can support you when you’re scared, help empower you, clarify things, show you the next step in your healing journey, walk with you as a trusted companion and more. There are 9 Animal Totems, one in the centre and 8 around your Animal Totem Medicine Wheel. Are they real animal spirits? Well I don’t think it matters one iota if they are or aren’t, what you imagine you create. Whatever you believe and experience is your truth. It is the wisdom & knowledge you get from them that matters, not whether you believe that it’s an animal spirit or a part of your own psyche.

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, 27th, Aug 16th, Sept 5th, 25th

Your interpretation and experience is your own. I can only share my personal understanding, I invite you to find your own truths and their relevance in your life. This is really important. If something resonates great, if not chuck it out. We gain nothing by ‘taking on’ others life experiences and beliefs. The juice and healing comes from within your own understanding, it is pivotal for your healing journey and manifesting what you want.

Healing Totem Animal ~ Today’s Daykeeper is K’an

Healing Totem Animals sit in the West of the Animal Totem Medicine Wheel

When we are in balance we experience life, when we are out of balance we just exist. Our healing animal totem helps us heal to be in balance more of the time.
~ It helps you leap into experiences that give you an opportunity to heal
~ Is a teacher for how we in particular heal, we’re all unique
~ How to explore the world in a more physical way and active way
~ When working with others, helps with being neutral

When we look at what else sits in the west of some other wheels what interconnections do you see?
~ Intuition
~ Introspection
~ Grandmother Earth
~ The element of earth
~ The planets
~ Physical Touch
~ Exploration
~ Self-worth
~ Re-membering
~ Self-authority

Hmmmmm……. What resonated or created an internal reaction, that might be something that could use some healing, only you can say.

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Animal totems are numerous and varied, beliefs about how many we have and what they do, are just as varied. I present what I have been taught and experienced. Trance drum journeys are a way to find your animal totems, be it just one or many. I facilitate drum journeys. Should you be interested in doing one, contact me & we’ll set up an appointment for this magickal experience.

So what are Totem Animals and why would you even want one? Animal Totems are animal spirit allies, on your journey in this lifetime. They give you advice when asked for, and answer questions you have. They can support you when you’re scared, help empower you, clarify things, show you the next step in your healing journey, walk with you as a trusted companion and more. There are 9 Animal Totems, one in the centre and 8 around your Animal Totem Medicine Wheel. Are they real animal spirits? Well I don’t think it matters one iota if they are or aren’t, what you imagine you create. Whatever you believe and experience is your truth. It is the wisdom & knowledge you get from them that matters, not whether you believe that it’s an animal spirit or a part of your own psyche.

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, 26th, Aug 15th, Sept 4th, 24th

Your interpretation and experience is your own. I can only share my personal understanding, I invite you to find your own truths and their relevance in your life. This is really important. If something resonates great, if not chuck it out. We gain nothing by ‘taking on’ others life experiences and beliefs. The juice and healing comes from within your own understanding, it is pivotal for your healing journey and manifesting what you want.