Chef José Andrés World Central Kitchen ~ Today’s Daykeeper is Ben

Chef José Andrés founded World Central Kitchen after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. Currently he and his organization have served 2.3 million meals to the people of Puerto Rico since hurricane Maria hit in Sept 2017. People helping people in crisis with one of our most basic needs food, I like it, I like it a lot. Check out their website and stories.

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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, Oct 23rd, Nov 12th

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 is … Friends ~ Today’s Daykeeper is Ben

Friends: Love is …..
~ Supporting each other through challenging times
~ Being there to listen
~ Sharing
~ Laughing till you cry
~ Shared magical moments in nature
~ Eating yummies together
~ Taking care of their pets when needed
~ Babysitting
~ Playing together
~ Parties
~ Dinners
~ Walks and talks
~ Hugs
~ Compassion and kindness
~ ‘Getting’ them

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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 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, Oct 23rd

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.

Using Energy ~ Today’s Daykeeper is Ben

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.

On Sept 21st Mayan Daykeeper Imix brought us back to the beginning of a new cycle of 20 days. This cycle we are looking at creation through imagination. The relevant daily information on today’s Mayan Daykeeper is below todays musings.

We are creators of our lives, what we imagine we create.

We are looking at ‘The Twelve Imaginings’. The were given to Hyemeyohsts Storm by Estcheemah. She was a Zero Chief. Hyemeyohsts wrote these down in his book Lightningbolt. What is a Zero Chief? My understanding is the Zero chiefs were a secret group of people that keep the spiritual & healing knowledge of the Native Americans when it needed to go underground, to preserve it and keep it safe due to colonization. Now I could be wrong, but there it is, make of it what you will.

We will do an imagining a day for 2 days. On the third day I will add an imagining of my own. You are invited to add imaginings of  your own in the comments section on any day. On the 20th day of the cycle I will list all the imaginings that have been submitted.

I imagine that we learn about energy & how to use it, just like reading & writing (Michele’s imagining)

I invite you to sit with this imagining, and see what it means to you.

Here’s some of what it means to me:
~ All humans understand how to read energy
~ Energy work is no longer woo woo, it is mainstream
~ Our connection to the spirit realm is strong
~ We heal faster due to having more knowledge
~ Hearing messages from spirit is just another source of knowledge

Imaginings, Imagine, Create, Creator,mayan, daykeeper, ben, family, offspring, interdependent, responsibility, support, kindred, clan, kin, devotion, intimate, HEALINGthroughCEREMONY.com, Michele Fire-River Heart

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

The 6th Imagining ~ Today’s Daykeeper is Muluk

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.

On Sept 21st Mayan Daykeeper Imix brought us back to the beginning of a new cycle of 20 days. This cycle we are looking at creation through imagination. The relevant daily information on today’s Mayan Daykeeper is below todays musings.

We are creators of our lives, what we imagine we create.

We are looking at ‘The Twelve Imaginings’. The were given to Hyemeyohsts Storm by Estcheemah. She was a Zero Chief. Hyemeyohsts wrote these down in his book Lightningbolt. What is a Zero Chief? My understanding is the Zero chiefs were a secret group of people that keep the spiritual & healing knowledge of the Native Americans when it needed to go underground, to preserve it and keep it safe due to colonization. Now I could be wrong, but there it is, make of it what you will.

We will do an imagining a day for 2 days. On the third day I will add an imagining of my own. You are invited to add imaginings of  your own in the comments section on any day. On the 20th day of the cycle I will list all the imaginings that have been submitted.

The 6th Imagining ~ I imagine that I can help change the conditions of my world and my personal circumstances

I invite you to sit with this imagining, and see what it means to you.

Here’s some of what it means to me:
~ I make impact in the world
~ I am always changing
~ When I change who I am, I change my world
~ If I don’t like something in my world, I recreate it
~ When I have a problem, there is always a solution

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The queen is just a metaphor, fill in your own gender

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

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

Your interpretation and experience of these energies is your own. I can only share my personal understanding, I invite you to explore what they mean to you and their relevance in your life. This is really important. We gain nothing by ‘taking on’ others life experiences and beliefs. The juice and healing comes from within your own understanding, it is pivotal for your healing journey.

This cycle I am looking at the interconnection between The Twenty Great Teachers of Life and The Earth Count. Let’s see what their interconnection has to teach us. The relevant daily information on each energy is below todays musings.

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

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

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

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

More on death and dying

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Your interpretation and experience of these energies is your own. I can only share my personal understanding, I invite you to explore what they mean to you and their relevance in your life. This is really important. We gain nothing by ‘taking on’ others life experiences and beliefs. The juice and healing comes from within your own understanding, it is pivotal for your healing journey.

This cycle I am looking at the interconnection between The Twenty Great Teachers of Life and The Earth Count. Let’s see what their interconnection has to teach us. The relevant daily information on each energy is below todays musings.

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

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

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

Great Teachers, Victory, mayan, daykeeper, muluk, interconnection, interdependence, full moon, blue moon, healing through ceremony.com, michele fire-river heart

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Death as a Teacher ~ White Buffalo Woman ~ Mayan Daykeeper Ben

Your interpretation and experience of this teacher is your own. I can only share my personal understanding, I invite you to explore what this teacher means to you and the lessons it has brought you thus far. This is really important. We gain nothing by ‘taking on’ others life experiences. The juice and healing comes from within your own paradigm, it is pivotal for your healing journey.

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

How do you see death?
How does death and change in your life transform you?
What have you learnt from others deaths?
Can you see death as birthing into another realm?

Great Teachers, death, mayan, daykeeper, ben, family, offspring, interdependent, responsibility, support, kindred, clan, kin, devotion, intimate, HEALINGthroughCEREMONY.com, Michele Fire-River Heart

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Victory as a Teacher ~ Moon & Movement ~ Mayan Daykeeper Muluk

Your interpretation and experience of this teacher is your own. I can only share my personal understanding, I invite you to explore what this teacher means to you and the lessons it has brought you thus far. This is really important. We gain nothing by ‘taking on’ others life experiences. The juice and healing comes from within your own paradigm, it is pivotal for your healing journey.

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

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

What are some of your enemies within?
How does victory teach respect for these internal enemies?
If you have respect for an internal enemy, does that change the way you engage in life?
Do you have an internal enemies that are no longer a problem?
Do you think respecting those enemies had anything to do with your healing them?

Great Teachers, Victory, mayan, daykeeper, muluk, interconnection, interdependence, full moon, blue moon, healing through ceremony.com, michele fire-river heart

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Teacher of Death ~ White Buffalo Woman ~ Mayan Daykeeper Ben

Your interpretation and experience of this teacher is your own. I can only share my personal understanding, I invite you to explore what this teacher means to you and the lessons it has brought you thus far. This is really important. We gain nothing by ‘taking on’ others life experiences. The juice and healing comes from within your own paradigm, it is pivotal for your healing journey.

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

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

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

More on death and dying

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

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

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

Great Teachers, death, mayan, daykeeper, ben, family, offspring, interdependent, responsibility, support, kindred, clan, kin, devotion, intimate, HEALINGthroughCEREMONY.com, Michele Fire-River Heart

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Teacher of Victory ~ Moon & Movement ~ Mayan Daykeeper Muluk

Your interpretation and experience of this teacher is your own. I can only share my personal understanding, I invite you to explore what this teacher means to you and the lessons it has brought you thus far. This is really important. We gain nothing by ‘taking on’ others life experiences. The juice and healing comes from within your own paradigm, it is pivotal for your healing journey.

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

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

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

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

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

Great Teachers, Victory, mayan, daykeeper, muluk, interconnection, interdependence, full moon, blue moon, healing through ceremony.com, michele fire-river heart

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ben is here today (Mayan Daykeeper)

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.

13 – Ben    and    13 – White Buffalo Woman: She and her male-twin-reflection are the spirit of all the plants. Every flower, tree, grass, herb, vegetable and underwater plant is a  cell that forms the Great Body knowing of White Buffalo Woman and her Twin. (Hyemeyohsts Storm’s Earth Count)

Well that sounds complicated, I was taught that 13 was simply the collective consciousness of the plants, so I’m going with that. The more we learn about plants and how they live together, the more amazed I am. Did you know that mother trees will actually feed their young, increasing seedling survival by 4 times? Now that’s a connection to ancestral lines if I ever heard one, and then there’s learning from your ancestral family, well they do that too. Interdependent family relationships.

What Knowledge of How Trees Communicate Means For Forest Conservation – Huffingtonpost.ca

How Plants Secretly Talk to Each Other – Wired.com

You may never be able to look at this scene the same way again.

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If you have been following my blog the information below is a repeat. Previous Ben days this year Jan 16th, Feb 5th, 25th, March 17th, April 6th, 26th, May 16th, June 5th, 25th

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

Muluk is here today (Mayan Daykeeper)

The essence of Muluk is the interdependence & connection between all things

9 – Muluk    and    9 – Moon and Movement. The moon moves the tides of the earth, the tidal waters & the blood within all things (Hyemeyohsts Storm’s Earth Count)

Interdependence & connection between things sounds like we have interconnection to me. Interesting I never thought about the moon affecting my blood. I’ve thought about the moon affecting me, but not in that way. Hmmmm a Google search is in order. Well some say yes some say no. As our science evolves perhaps we will know one way or the other. I have noticed many things that were purported by ancient wisdom were/are poo pooed by science and yet are now being proven to be true. What I think we can say is true, is that our psyche, our hearts & souls love the full moon, there is magic there. As I sat at Drumbeg Park this Saturday night while the full moon was rising and the drummers were drumming, there was no doubt that the moon was affecting us. Regardless of any scientific evidence we love the moon, who cares why, it just is!

Here’s a photo of a full blue moon one year taken at Orlebar Point. It seemed like it was a gazillion times closer and bigger, an interesting phenomenon indeed.

I offer full moon rituals, let’s co-create a powerful ritual together. Contact link.

mayan, daykeeper, muluk, interconnection, interdependence, full moon, blue moon, healing through ceremony, michele fire-river heart

If you have been following my blog the information below is a repeat. Previous Muluk days this year Jan 12th, Feb 1st, 21st, March 13th, April 2nd, 22nd, May 12th, June 1st, 21st

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

Ben is present today (Mayan Daykeeper)

Ancestral lines eh, well I found out an interesting factoid this week, my ancestral last name (Humphreys) originates in Denbighshire, Wales. Who knew! So interesting I’ll have to tell my daughter she loves ancestry & I have very little knowledge from my parents, who didn’t like to talk about it. Hmmmm wondering if perhaps I come from a long line of black sheep, baaaaa. I undoubtedly have relatives out there that I know nothing about.

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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.

If you have been following my blog the information below is a repeat. Previous Ben days this year Jan 16th, Feb 5th, 25th, March 17th, April 6th, 26th, May 16th, June 5th

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

Mukluk is present today (Mayan Daykeeper)

I used to be a fabulous ‘rescuer’, I was full of advice, help and running to do things for others. This is often touted as a great virtue, but in reality it is not. What was underlying this helping, was my need to be loved, respected, admired. It did not come from a pure intent and it was often not help that was asked for. It was actually all about me, & I’m sure quite often irritating to others, not to mention totally overwhelming my energy reserves. I worked long and hard to heal this behaviour and for the most part I have, however I have noticed that of late it has been creeping back in.mayan, daykeeper, muluk, interdependence, connection, healingthroughceremony.com, michele fire-river heart

I went to work yesterday in a garden where my client has newly broken ribs, other ailments & a diagnosis that this is going to get worse not better, my challenge was to be  supportive, helpful, but only if asked for & only if it was within my energy levels to do so. Creating an environment that is ‘healthy’ for both of us. Interdependent not codependent.

When someone is in great need it can be a challenge to stay within our boundaries, it is also the best time to see how much we have actually healed. (Should this have been one of your issues of course.)

Well a new lesson today. These folks are farmers and what I learnt today is they are flexible, adaptive and take care of their own needs. Go figure eh, people that work with the land & forces of nature. So no help was asked for and none offered, a healthy day for all. I did what I came to do, they had procured the help they need & interdependence was present, nice.

The essence of Mukluk 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

 

It’s a Ben day (Mayan Daykeeper)

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I just let my mind free flow to create this mind map of sorts.  I just thought of family & wrote down what came. `I found it quite enlightening. I invite you to do the same. 

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.

If you have been following my blog the information below is a repeat. Previous Ben days this year Jan 16th, Feb 5th, 25th, March 17th, April 6th, 26th, May 16th

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

 

It’s a Muluk day (Mayan Daykeeper)

The first time I heard the word ‘interdependence’ my mind went blank with a big question mark in it. It didn’t compute. I couldn’t quite grasp the concept. I was quite codependent back then & my need to control everything could not allow for me to be dependent on anyone. The joke of course was that I was dependent on many people & in addiction, so independence & control was a big fat illusion.

Living on an island makes it easy to learn about interdependence. We are fundamentally interdependent and it makes our community stronger & closer. I am now so grateful for interdependence, it provides me with a comfort that was missing in my codependence, now that’s ironic.

The essence of Mukluk is the interdependence & connection between all things

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Our annual theatre festival is created and run all with Gabriolan volunteers

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One of our local social service organizations, their banner says it all.
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and well we’re just helpful……

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

 

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.

In shamanism we believe what we do in this lifetime affects the 7 generations that came before & the 7 generations that are still to come. I invite you to recapitulate to remember members of your lineage that have/are making a positive impact in your life? Which members of your family have/are you impacting in a positive way?

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As with all things find your own truth. What resonates use, what doesn’t discard.

If you have been following my blog the information below is a repeat from our last Ben day, Wednesday 26th April.

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

THE MAYAN DAYKEEPERS

The Mayan Daykeepers are spiritual beings with an archetypal energy within cycles of the Tzol’Kin or Mayan astrology. There are 20 Daykeepers each one presenting different energies & assigned to be present on certain days of the year. Rotating in a twenty day cycle.

I have found that having an awareness of which Daykeeper is present on any particular day, informs me about the active energy present that day. In this way I have more ease, fluidity & healing in my journey.

I offer a snipit of the knowledge presented in the book Mayan Calendar Voice of the Galaxy by Raymond Mardyks and Stacia Alana-Leah. They present comprehensive information on the way the calendar works, the energetics of the Daykeepers, the iconography of each Daykeeper, the symbol of each Daykeeper, meditations with the Daykeepers, as well as your personal birth Daykeeper.

Mayan Calendar Voice of the Galaxy by Raymond Mardyks and Stacia Alana-Leah

Their book is wonderful, it provides indepth information on the Mayan calendar & the Mayan Daykeepers & is for sale through many avenues, just Google it.

Mayan Daykeeper Ben

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

These geese are on the beach making a home at one of my client’s properties. One of them standing on guard as the other was preening and eating.
I can’t wait to see the goslings.Mayan, daykeeper, Ben, family, offspring, responsibility, support, healing through ceremony, michele fire-river heart

What do your family members (blood or chosen) mean to you?
What mirrors do they hold up?
Are there any boundaries that need to be in place?
Is it time to reconnect with someone?
Do you have balance in your world with regards to your family?

As with all things find your own truth. What resonates use, what doesn’t discard.

THE MAYAN DAYKEEPERS

The Mayan Daykeepers are spiritual beings with an archetypal energy within cycles of the Tzol’Kin or Mayan astrology. There are 20 Daykeepers each one presenting different energies & assigned to be present on certain days of the year. Rotating in a twenty day cycle.

I have found that having an awareness of which Daykeeper is present on any particular day, informs me about the active energy present that day. In this way I have more ease, fluidity & healing in my journey.

I offer a snipit of the knowledge presented in the book Mayan Calendar Voice of the Galaxy by Raymond Mardyks and Stacia Alana-Leah. They present comprehensive information on the way the calendar works, the energetics of the Daykeepers, the iconography of each Daykeeper, the symbol of each Daykeeper, meditations with the Daykeepers, as well as your personal birth Daykeeper.

Mayan Calendar Voice of the Galaxy by Raymond Mardyks and Stacia Alana-Leah

Their book is wonderful, it provides indepth information on the Mayan calendar & the Mayan Daykeepers & is for sale through many avenues, just Google it.

Musings

2018: Theme titles: Dreaming, Dreaming for Balance, Being present, Burst into Spring Rejuvenated,, Interconnection of the plant world with the daily Daykeeper.

2018 Current theme: The Tarot ~ I pull a tarot card every day from the Mayan Xultun Tarot Deck by Peter Balin. Due to honouring copyright I do not post a photo of the card but instead I post a photo of something that resonates as a mirror for that card, from my perspective. It is up to you, to interpret what the photo’s message is for you each day. Play with tarot, see what your intuitive messages are.

My intent is that you find it useful and entertaining and should you need assistance on the healing journey, you have a resource in me.

In shamanism we work with medicine wheels of knowledge, which all interconnect. Laying the wheels one on top of the other, look at what’s in a direction, you will see they interconnect. That gives us more knowledge about both. For example music is emotionally evocative. Both music and emotion sit in the south of their respective medicine wheels. I use this healingthroughceremony.com, michele fire-river heart, blog knowledge by paying attention to what I play and when, for greater balance in my emotional life.

Below is some background info on the Mayan Daykeepers which will always be at the bottom of each day’s blog post.

As with all things find your own truth. What is useful to you, use. What is not discard.


THE MAYAN DAYKEEPERS
The Mayan Daykeepers are spiritual beings with an archetypal energy within cycles of the Tzol’Kin or Mayan astrology. There are 20 Daykeepers each one presenting different energies & assigned to be present on certain days of the year. Rotating in a twenty day cycle.

I have found that having an awareness of which Daykeeper is present on any particular day, informs me about the active energy present that day. In this way I have more ease, fluidity & healing in my journey.

I offer a snipit of the knowledge presented in the book Mayan Calendar Voice of the Galaxy by Raymond Mardyks and Stacia Alana-Leah. They present comprehensive information on the way the calendar works, the energetics of the Daykeepers, iconography, symbology, meditations & tables. It is for sale through many avenues, just Google it.