Today’s Mayan Daykeeper is 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. (Full info at bottom of post)
~ What are you waiting to birth?
~ What is inhibiting you from birthing this?
~ What are you ready to let go of to move another step closer to what you want to birth?
Spring Equinox Releasing and Rebirthing Ceremony
Intent: To release whatever is no longer serving you and to rebirth what you most desire in your life.
- 1 large sheet of paper (or tape several pieces of paper together) or use a sheet of poster board
- 1 regular sized piece of paper
- Pen, marker, or coloured felt pens
- Candle, candle holder, and lighter Smudge
~ Find a comfortable place indoors or a sheltered space outdoors to do this ceremony.
~ Gather all your ceremonial materials together.
~ Begin by smudging yourself and your space.
~ Light the candle and send some prayers to honour the return of the light and the rebirthing of new life.
~ Then state your personal intent for this ceremony.
~ Draw an outline of your physical body on the large sheet of paper. It doesn’t need to be perfect or even artistic but it does need to include your entire body.
~ Gaze into the light of the candle and ask yourself:
What emotional patterns are holding me back?
~ Draw a symbol (or write the words) with pen or coloured markers to represent every old emotional pattern you are ready to release. Make these markings over the part of your body where they most impact you.
Example: If you have been burying your feelings of anger instead of speaking up for yourself, you might draw a shovel and you might want to draw it on your mouth or throat or heart. Remember this is not a mental process. Ask your body for the symbol or word and the colour to draw it in and the location on the drawing of your body to place it. Continue until all the old emotional patterns have been recorded on your drawing.
~ Then gaze into the light and ask yourself:
What mental patterns or negative thoughts are harming me?
~ Draw a symbol (or write the words) with pen or coloured markers to represent every old mental pattern you are ready to release. Make these markings over the part of your body where they most impact you and continue until all the old mental patterns have been recorded.
~ Repeat this method of looking into the light, asking the questions and recording all the old patterns you are ready to slough off, asking yourself: What physical patterns or personal destructive behaviours are harming me? What spiritual patterns or personal behaviours of isolating and separating are harming me?
What sexual (or Life Force) patterns are harming my energy or my sense of self?
~ When complete with all 5 directions, you should have many drawings and words on your paper. Look them over carefully. See the ones that have caused you the most harm.
~ Put your hand on your heart and speak any self-forgiveness you need to do. Speak it aloud and with kindness from your heart (not your brain!). Do this until you feel a sense of releasing within your body. If there is anything that needs to be cut away, pull it energetically out from your body, cut the energy with the knife edge of your other hand and throw it completely out of your energy field saying, “I cut that _____ away from me now, across all lifetimes.”
~ When complete, gaze into the light of the candle again and find 3 things you desire to bring fully into the light over the next few months, creating a positive statement of your clear determination and commitment for each one (Write these three statements on your second piece of paper.)
Examples: I will speak whatever needs to be spoken in order to respect myself. I will notice the things that give me real pleasure and put more of them in my life.
Whenever I feel stressed I will stop and ask myself what I can do differently.
~ When you have all three statements written down to your satisfaction, find a safe place to burn your first paper. This could be outside in a large metal can, a fire pit or an indoor fireplace or woodstove. Watch the light of the flames consume all this harm completely.
~ Find a place to put your paper with the 3 statements of commitment so that you will be able to see it frequently over the next 3 months (until the summer soltice). You might put it on your bedside table or on the fridge with a magnet. Or you might even want to create an altar with the 3 statements in the centre.
Mayan Daykeeper Imix brought us back to the beginning of a new cycle of 20 days at the end of which is …… SPRING the season of new growth. We are a part of nature and nature has the ability to transform and grow with incredible speed in Spring. With that in mind we’re playing with the Mayan Daykeepers in this 20 day cycle to begin our own journey into Spring, fresh and rejuvenated, rearing to go.
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.
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.