IxChel

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IxChel!  I first heard about this goddess in 1994 when the book Sastun, by Dr. Rosita Arvigo, floated into my life.  I read the book in one sitting, in one night.  Being of Belizean heritage, this story of an American woman who lived in the jungles of Belize, studying herbs with one of the last known Mayan shaman healers of the region, had me absolutely intrigued and awakened.  Within six weeks of reading this true account of Dr. Rosita and Don Elijio Panti’s life, I was packed and moving to Belize.  Little did I know, at the time, the Goddess had beckoned.

I had a wild idea… and the Fool/Maiden (Tarot Card 0) set that journey in motion.  I found myself in a canoe on the Macal River in Belize, with a Mayan man, being rowed six miles upriver to Ixchel Farm, home and workplace of Dr. Rosita Arvigo.  Although I had the moxy to get myself to her doorstep, I didn’t quite have the self esteem to pronounce that I wanted to be her next apprentice.  Whatever did stumble out of my mouth, I’ll never quite forget her reply.  She told me I was unseasoned for work in the jungle, that I was a young girl who needed some life experience.  She told me to go have a baby.

Well, since she was my absolute heroine for the moment.  I took her advice seriously, and quite literally.  Without a husband, man or prospect of any mate, I decided it was time to have a child.  Quite honestly, a strong biological urge had been nagging me to do just this.  So without further ado, the next man who showed interest was my prey.  Hence, began my journey into motherhood.  I was living on a three mile island, Caye Caulker, Belize and had been forbidden by the local health officials to deliver my first child at home, seeing as how there was no doctor, not to mention a hospital, on the island.  I do believe this is where my true relationship with Ixchel, a fellow Caribbean islander, Goddess of fertility, childbirth, healing & herbs, rainbow, the moon and all female issues, began in earnest.

I called Dr. Rosita to ask for her advice in locating a midwife.  I was determined to stay at home, like my Belizean grandmother before me, who had all twelve kids in the family home. Dr. Rosita referred me to one of her main herbal teachers and ally’s in Belize; the lovely, kind Hortence Robinson, who could neither read or write, but had delivered over 2000 babies in her career as a midwife.  Needless to say, all went very well and my first son Angel entered the world, not quite as we all planned, but safe and sound, on a wooden terrace in the tropics, with his Papa, my black cat Eclipse and the seagrape tree as witnesses.  Hortence arrived shortly post delivery, but just in time to facilitate my after-care, which is where I began to experience firsthand Belize’s deep & rich history with massage, abdominal care, vaginal steams and herbs; all treatments over which Ixchel definitely presides.

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True to my lot in life, ever keen to take on more than I can manage, I went on to have five lovely children as the Empress (Tarot Card 3) walked hand in hand with me for many years.  Each and every child was delivered at home, three, in the conscientious care of indigenous midwives, and two, mysteriously, of my own accord.  Again, this is where Ixchel guided and led me through these deep rites of passage & initiations to womanhood.  I’m gonna be honest, nothing is going to make you feel stronger than delivering your own babies.  (please note:  I’m not recommending anyone to run out and do anything quite so steeped in the unknown).

Living in Meso-America will keep you right in the arms of Ixchel and once you have called upon her, be prepared to meet her in all her aspects.  She can be depicted as a beautiful Maiden holding onto her rabbit, bringing fertility, abundance and all the hope of youth.  She can be depicted as the caring Mother weaving the dreams of her life and the universe, working with the healing herbs, and offering her good medicine.  She can also be depicted as the Crone, the cosmic midwife and the destroyer, accompanied by the transformational snake on her head, wearing crossbones on her skirt and pouring out a water jug onto the Earth that may bring floods and rainstorms of destruction.

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I came to know her in every aspect she choose to appear.  As the Maiden she gifted me with endless fertility.  As the Mother, she offered me multiple webs to weave in which to care for my family.  As the Crone, she came to teach me about death, decay and tragic loss.

Shockingly, my fourth child and only daughter died (Tarot Card 13) on the island, at age two, of dysenterry.  My tropical dream was no longer so magical.  The path I walked, no-one coveted.  Ergo, Ix-Chel could not remain my most venerated Deity.  She was a force with whom to be reckoned.  I had to blame someone.  I blamed God/dess.  I was a grief-stricken mother whose spiritual path had failed her, a woman with no religion, a born-again atheist.

I relocated back to the USA to a small town, Ashland, Oregon (Tarot Card 16, the Tower).  I was driving one day with my friend, shortly after arriving, a huge double rainbow extended itself from one side of our 4 mile by 4 mile town, to the other.  It was so magnificent, we stopped the car to admire the width and breath and beauty of these rainbows (the picture below does not do the rainbow proper justice).  Although my friend could not possibly know the context of this appearance, I knew this was IxChel, The Lady Rainbow herself, communicating that she was indeed with me, that she had actually never forsaken me, and that I was to carry her with me to this new land.  The Goddess diaspora is real.  Atheism is terribly lonely.

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I surrendered to the spiritual journey once again and began my small practice of spiritual healing with a few humble offerings, but with IxChel always at my side as my patron guide & goddess.  It took six years in Ashland to come alive and heed her call to return to Belize to work with Dr. Rosita Arvigo in earnest.  Thus, I arrived at IxChel Farm, 24 years after my initial pilgrimage, this time by road & vehicle, carrying 24 pounds of rose quartz for my daughters grave, and enrolled as a student to participate in a Mayan spiritual healing course being offered to learn the art of spiritual bathing.  A dream realized.  Some things take time.

I needed each and every one of the multiple herbal flower baths we took through these trainings.  Layers upon layers of memories and grief were released into the land of Belize at IxChel Farm.

I came to realize that due to Dr. Rosita’s life path and story, she had brought me numerous gifts: she lured me back to my homeland where I could establish real roots in sweet Belize, she gifted me the omnipotent IxChel, she encouraged me to get on with my life as a mother, she guides me in healing with the plants and herbs of Belize, but most importantly, she opened the door for me to find my true life calling and purpose (Tarot Card 21, the World).

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As I approach menopause and the crone phase of life, I am busy researching a trip to Isla de Mujeres, the Island of Women, in Mexico which was IxChel’s original home.  I am spiritually preparing for this epic ceremonial pilgrimage to Her power place.  Historically women travelled to island three times in their life, to consecrate their menstruation, to pray for fertility & safe passage with childbirth and to bring offerings at menopause.  I am gathering up my gifts:  jade, clay statues, cocoa beans, turquoise, and hand woven objects; and planning, as well as anyone can plan for such a journey.  Lady Rainbow has looked after me and it is soon time to pay homage to this mysterious Goddess of the Moon (Tarot Card, 17).

This true tale, obviously, is to be continued…

In the Temple of Ixchel

I have come with my sisters before
where aqua waters arc their constant caress
around the southern point of the island.
Now when the ruins are nearly disappeared,
I walk this path that curves above the cliffs,
but once before,
I prayed and sang in procession.
Once before we laughed to be so safe
in the Temple of Ix Chelab Yax.
Faint music from the past—

flute and voice, gull,
something sweetly strung—
all for Her, the Fecund Mother.
Here I greet my gone-before,
who nods in glad surprise
to me, her elder descendant.
I walk the sea wall singing
for Daughter IxChel, for Mama Tonantzin.
The rocks remain, and the rolling sea,

where I return to honor Her.
Ask, Ixchel demands. And so, again, I do.
Goddess of Conception, change my view
and let me trust in Love.
Goddess of Birth,
in the time of the fifth sun, may I give light,
and may I learn to receive it.
Goddess of all Nurture,
grant that I and the world be done with blaming.
May I with the earth, rise as your daughter,
free and whole in love.

©Susa Silvermarie 2013

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Denai Grace Fuller, Cihuatochtli, is a Mama of five, Tarot Guide, Acolyte of IxChel, spiritual healer, flower essence practitioner, flower alchemist and student of Nahualism. She can be found @ http://www.moonflowermedicine.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Winter Solstice 2011 to Winter Solstice 2012: The Promise

Winter hibernation, cold, snow, retreat, rest, retire,
gather, share, meditate, cook, ignite with fire,
embrace, retrospect, die to be born…
take a deep breath, as we catapult into the Great Unknown-

Winter! The word and the concept have taken on a whole new meaning… I still cannot quite wrap my mind around the fact that I am no longer in my Caribbean home, but located now in the small and extremely privileged mountain town of Ashland, Oregon. I met a man here who claims to be the gatekeeper of Mt.Shasta heralding 22 years on the mountain as a guide. He profusely thanked me for bringing the south to the north, for carrying the energies of Mayaland to the Pacific Northwest, but specifically to this area. He firmly believes that the mountain called and I answered. To tell the truth I have no idea why I was moved (spiritually/geographically) but I was… and now I am here to embrace an earth winter (which incidentally will be the first one in my 42 years on the Earth plane as I have always been located in very warm places). I am sure it is no accident that this is where I will be for the Winter of 2011-2012. Did the polar shift occur? Possibly, I missed it, cause my whole world sure is turned upside down. Not to mention that my menstrual cycle has once again done a flip-aroo placing me back on an old and familiar cycle time.

Last year started off with a bang as all the animal die off stories rolled in and collectively we knew we were in for a very intense year…I don’t know of anyone who escaped big lessons, big moves, big losses, big gains, big pains, big releases, big grief, big rage as an unrelenting energy pulsating with change poured in from the galactic unknown… Hunab Ku- we feel you, like never before. Most of the time I simply wanted to get away from myself and yet, there was nowhere to go and nothing to assist with that form of escape. It was time to simply turn and face the mirror, hence, greet the light (which is blinding). “This last year has been difficult for many of us. The amount of energy coming to our planet now exceeds anything we have ever experienced before. Energy and life itself has been sped up! Many of us are experiencing significant changes in our personal, professional, spiritual and public lives. This is because, as Grandfather Eesawu taught, in the days of great change we will each go through being put into the great sieve and shaken up, letting everything that does not support your highest self and greatest good fall away. Not one of us can escape this.” (Little Grandmother)

2011 was a practice run for what we will now all greet in 2012… if you have become proficient in the new energies, then you shall fare well in these next moons and months, which promise to be historically monumental. Just think, 2012. Collectively so much fear has been instilled into the mass consciousness that humanity can’t help but create a few disaster scenarios. On the other hand, 2012 is the date for the much awaited alignment of the Sun with the Galactic Equator, a planetary sigh and pause of our Creator, Hunab Ku, as the Great Source speaks to humanity, “aahhh, perfection has been achieved!” Afterall, a multi-thousand-year strategy to reorient Humankind back to its intended, healthy polarity is about to occur” (Ken Carey) or I would say “is occurring”!

“On December 21, 2012, something will occur in our galaxy that happens only once every 26,000 years. Our sun will line up with the center of our galaxy, or the “galactic equator”, during the Winter Solstice. Many present-day astronomers, as well as those from the Mayan civilization 1500 years ago, believe this will cause a catastrophic event. Others believe it to be little more than a cycle – which has taken place since the universe was formed – and will be just another day.” http://www.squidoo.com

Just another day, now that’s funny, and it might be true, December 21, 2012 may be just another day but there will be nothing ordinary about all the days building up to that particular date. Can you feel it? We are in the time of no time, the prophecies are being fulfilled, the much awaited signs have been accounted for and we are heap deep entrenched on entering the new age with some unforgettable moments… Little Grandmother is constantly reminding us that the poles are indeed shifting. I just love Ken Carey’s view and opinion on this topic as he believes the poles are shifting in our minds.

“Our species mental polarity shift is by far the most critical of all—for it will fundamentally flip our perception upside down and inside out, and I mean that literally. It will also instantly negate many of our still primitive (and some downright reptilian!) assumptions. This reversal will trigger tremendous and monumental changes across the face of the earth. When we change our minds, the world is changed. Simply described, it is the polarity reversal that will result in human decision-making no longer being distorted by fear, but instead becoming creatively super-motivated by one or more of Love’s countless intentions to bring out the full universal potential of our now-earth-bound experience. Our every thought and our every action will soon be harmoniously motivated by Love, as they are now disharmoniously distorted by Fear.” (Ken Carey, The Starseed Transmissions)

So like the caress of a lover, the hug of a mother, the smell of a rose in bloom, the taste of delectable chocolate bon-bons, the first sip of a fine wine… the promise has been extended, and that is our arrival into the heartland, a world where the mind has awakened. Believe it or not, all 7 billion of us are in this awakening process together and if you are alert then you will hear the stories of the ancient and the modern and the future… and in these stories, you will find your own divine blueprint which will be guided by the heart and motivated by love. Will it be easy? Haha, Is childbirth easy? No, this labor of love will be accomplished unmedicated, mostly unassisted and always with the forces of nature at our side. we are actually knee-deep in birth fluids and blood, just a few more primal screams and one good push…

I have become aware in this birth process of my own deep cellular memories of catastrophe, gripped by a core fear of impending earth doom, uncomprehending of the true ascension energies, I gave way to a vision of doom and believed in a tale of tragedy. I am birthing and purging, I am pushing forward while vomiting energetic debris. I wouldn’t mind exciting the Earth but it’s not to be as I am here to witness the grand finale of this tale being told. I am here to usher in a good birth, after all, that is my expertise.

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An Indian Prayer

O’ GREAT SPIRIT,
Whose voice I hear in the winds,
And whose breath gives life to all the world,
hear me! I am small and weak, I need your
strength and wisdom.

Let Me Walk In Beauty, and make my eyes
ever behold the red and purple sunset.

Make My Hands Respect the things you have
made and my ears sharp to hear your voice.

Make Me Wise so that I may understand the
things you have taught my people.

Let Me Learn the lessons you have hidden
in every leaf and rock.

I Seek Strength, not to be greater than my
brother, but to fight my greatest
enemy…myself.

Make Me Always Ready to come to you with
clean hands and straight eyes.

So When Life Fades, as the fading sunset,
my spirit may come to you
without shame.

(translated by Lakota Sioux Chief Yellow Lark in 1887)

Dragon Wind Chime Sing Me a Song Through This Core Meltdown

I have recently read a fascinating article by Richard Sauder entitled Fuk U Shima
(http://eventhorizonchronicle.blogspot.com/2011/03/fuk-u-shima.html#comment-form). In the article he discusses his ayahuasca ceremonies & experiences as he is led to see that the Earth, the ecology and all creation including humans are under vicious, unrelenting attack. That would be right in line with what Little Grandmother said, that lightworkers everywhere are indeed under attack. He also had a vision that was a precursor to the Japanese incidences of late, hence, the name of the article, Fuk U Shima. Richard’s premise is that we cannot fight the Dark Lords in the traditional sense, with violence, but we have an obligation to become spiritually enlightened , what he calls UpWising! He believes we better upwise real fast, or die a cruel death at the hands of the beast. Honestly, I couldn’t agree more.

I have immense respect for plant medicines and their messages, and for anyone who has had the fortitude to embark on one of those journeys, you, and only you, know full well that plant medicines are no mushroom/LSD play day in the park, but a serious ego ass-kicking that offers enlightenment not only for ones personal state of mind but for the planetary collective at large. Plant medicines do not offer FUN hallucinogenic experiences, but deep-seated, long-lasting healing on the physical and astral planes.

So here we are…oil spills, extreme weather anomalies, genetically modified foods, bee colony collapse (and we all know what Einstein said about this event), genetically modified microbes, orchestrated genocides, Middle East/African Wars, the new bacterial Super, superbug and most frightening a media cover-up of an impending world-wide nuclear holocaust. “In my view, we are seeing Black Magic of the darkest sort at work, and I mean that very seriously. We are seeing unimaginably deep Evil channeled into our realm by the very darkest and foulest of entities. Whether those entities are human, or non-human, or humans in the thrall of non-human forces, you can be sure that the Fukushima crisis is no ordinary event. The groundwork for all of this was laid decades ago, awaiting the present day.
First Hiroshima. Now “Fuk U” Shima.
The deadly malice is transparent. Connect the dots for yourself.
I reiterate: either a lot of humans urgently Upwise and real soon, or we are toast. Done for.
The fate of humanity and this planet hangs in the balance. How much do you love the Earth and life itself?
” Richard Sauder

Following his article is a plethora of interesting comments. One of his readers had also embarked on the infamous ayahuasca journey, Picasso Dream says, ” In several of my ayahuasca experiences, I have seen a dark future. After the oil started spewing in the Gulf of Mexico, I drank the medicine. I saw earthquakes, water, the destruction of the Gulf, strange images of destruction and despair. I was told it was karma, that people had stopped caring about the planet and humanity. I also saw glimpses, just tiny glimpses, of beauty beyond the darkness. It is the birth of a new paradigm, a new level for humanity. Vibrating at a higher level is the key. I wrote about that here (http://www.picassodreams.com/picasso_dreams/2010/02/kat-tales-trippin-through-the-jungle.html). My last ayahuasca session was on March 3rd, 2011 – all I felt was a connection to humanity and pure love, stronger than I have ever felt before. I want to drink the medicine again, but I am afraid of a dark vision. I will wait until she calls me. March 24, 2011 3:52 PM” Kelly Ann Thomas

Spiritually awake souls have been working on themselves for a long, long time now….and even they, we, are going to be severely challenged in this quickening as what we are experiencing right now can only be termed a core meltdown. Forget tipping point, that has come and gone, humanity now finds itself in a much deeper predicament, and this predicament will lead everyone down roads not yet traversed.

I feel like I am a baby in the birth canal and I have to get out fast as there is feces floating in the womb with me… I can see and hear this beautiful doula who is urging me out, who is urging me down the canal… I can sense the fear and anxiety of my mother, she feels danger: there is real danger. The light beacons me, the sights, sounds and taste of a new world are calling me. I want to push through.

Core Meltdown…its all around me and all I can do is focus on the sound of my new wind chime. One of my readers, inspired by my life or my writings or our connection sat down and freely, from the generosity of her gorgeous heart, hand-made me an exquisite wind chime she named Mayan Cenote. That Wind Chime is my call to the new earth as within the vibration of the chime is contained love, beauty, honesty, generosity, integrity and talent… all the vibrations of our new earth. I urge anyone reading this to support her heartfelt creations (https://sites.google.com/site/dragonwindchimes/), to be conscious of your purchases, to be aware of who you give your energy to these days.

Our time is short… our days are numbered… for those who know how to breathe, meditate, stay centered, relax, stick to the center of the river, believe and have faith in the dawning of a new cycle, we are so ready… we have no fear… our vibrations are exponentially uplifting. We have UpWised! The masses though are so extremely prozac-numbed, media-dumbed and eternally contributing to the planets demise, their fate will be sealed in the 2012 doomsday prophecies and end time future scenarios that Hollywood purports.

Be vigilant though, if you think these next months are going to be a stroll through a new age store, please keep in mind that Jose Arguelles passed away while channelling the planetary shifts. That’s right, he died. Now, anytime I speak about people dying, someone says its doom talk. Death is not about doom, it’s about death, a transformation from the physical body to the spiritual world and back again. This shift we are all in is going to be mind-blowing and many people are going to die. If you think the GFL is going to descend and save the day then I invite you to visit Somalia, Haiti, the Gulf of Mexico, Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria. Ethiopia and now, Japan (to mention a few places of heavy human suffering on the Earth) to witness the unfolding situations and wake up to the fact that only we are going to save the day.

“All that is needed for evil to succeed is that decent human beings do nothing.”
-Edmund Burke

With that said I will tell you about my plant medicine journey. I was taking yopo (a different type of plant medicine that must be snorted) with a Shaman here in Belize for the third time. In my vision, I found myself on the Earth in a terrain with no water. I was so dehydrated, death defyingly thirsty. There were dead animals and dead people everywhere and there was no clean water to be found. I could hear drums far off in the forest. If only I could cross this desert terrain to the trees and the drums, I would happily die in peace, I thought. I passed out momentarily and when I opened my eyes there was a angelic, beautiful young lady who resembled my stepdaughter, Sarah, giving me blessed, holy water from a gourd. I still wanted to die, but my body insisted on movement and I made it to the forest where I encountered a group of South American shamans playing drums. As I approached them, their tempo changed to one of such intensity and fearful build up that I willed them to stop, just stop with that horrible beat. They began to speak in an ancient Andean language that I understood well and they said, “She must live through the big bang, she is needed.” All I was thinking then was, “No, no, not the big bang, I don’t want to go there.” But they played me to that place I was fearing with their anxious drum beats. In the end, as with every fear you meet and greet, it was intensely beautiful: the big bang was our forcefully, exceptional, evolutionary altering Earth birth.

When I came through the yopo ceremony, in real life, there was an incredibly sexy Mexican man playing the flute for me and singing my soul back into wholeness.
All was well-
All is well-

2011 Time collapses,
the economy collapses,
unfit structures collapse-
people collapse-

Core Meltdown,
Reactors 1,2,3,4,5,6
what is truth?
what is lies?
our human drama intensifies;

meanwhile I am busy picking flowers, making spiritual baths, and listening to the sound of my wind chime.

Three things you can’t hide: The Sun, The Moon and The Truth.” ~ Buddha
I love my life!
Navajo

Honesty in the 6th Galactic Night of the Mayan Calendar

“confess with me

your inner most thoughts,

your deepest desires,

your darkest secrets,

your most desperate longings,

for I shall not judge thee,

but embrace thee!”

-author unknown

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chakra woman art by mary hettinger

In the Mayan evolutionary theory, we are in the Ethical Era, and in order to evolve as a species, one must be living truthfully.  Any white lies, large lies or areas of your life where you have misrepresented yourself or been dishonest will become so very painful in this, the 6th night of the Mayan Calendar, November 8, 2009 to November 2, 2010. The final purge has arrived and for some individuals their way of life is about to dismantle.  Confession time is imminent!

André Agassi, former World Champion tennis professional, considered to be one of the world’s best players ever, recently revealed in his new autobiography that he engaged in taking drugs to win a tennis open one year when his form was off.   Failing his drug test,  he proceeded to lie to the sports council regarding the matter.  I am not surprised to witness his revelations to the public in his new book as the incoming Mayan evolutionary energies of the last 10 years has been revolving around the theme of truth & integrity.

I went to school with the Agassi’s.  André’s sister, Tammy, was one of my good childhood friends.  They were a lovely family filled with integrity, strong opinions, and a good conscious.  I am convinced André confessed his actions as his consciousness got the better of him.  He revealed his truth and in doing so said to the public at large, “I made a mistake.  I am sorry.”  We, as humans recognize his infallibility, commend his brave admissions and release his actions.  He may lose his title and cash prizes- every lie has a consequence-but he will be forgiven and the heavy load of his lies will be all the lighter.  Sooner or later, it will become a distant past memory, embodied, learned from, not to be repeated.   Life will usher in renewed, powerful experiences for Andre Agassi and his rebalanced spirit will triumph once again.

Although I am new to the Mayan calendar theories, I am schooled and versed in the Tarot.   This era can be compared to the “20” card named Judgement Day/Reckoning Day.  In the traditional tarot imagery, the brilliance of  the angels shines upon the people in the card, rendering them naked in truth before a higher power.  The meaning of the card is that each and every individual will have to search their heart and mind to see what illusions persist, what games are being played and what lies will be revealed.  Celestially purged of the unnecessary, one can finally wake up to a new and exciting reality.  In the next year, no stone will remain unturned as the 6th night seeks to complete its final creation mission which is to lead everyone on earth into integrity.  Every soul will have to hold a mirror to themselves and face their reflection.  Do you like what you see?  Are you a sparkly, multifaceted diamond filled with light?  Are you a magical kaleidoscope of shapes?  Are you a crystal clear ball of luminosity?  Are you a midnight shining star?  If not, you have some work to do!

No worries though, jaguar is here to help you.  Jaguar is the Mayan animal that teaches us about truth, integrity & impeccability.  Jaguar’s mission is to devour any unclean aspects of our behavior.  Jaguar dishes out penalties for inappropriate behaviour, meanwhile offering rewards for those who have operated in honesty (Medicine Cards by Jamie Sams & David Carson).  Jaguar says that he must roam our dreams now.  Jaguar rules the 6th galactic night. Some people, and you may know a few of these, would rather die than be honest or live honestly.  I am from the Belizean Creole culture.  For the most part, we are a chancey, sneaky and liared (creole for deceitful) tribe.  We are descendants of slaves & pirates and have inherited a few undesirable behavioural characteristics along the way.  My Belizean tribe is in trouble in this 6th night.  I send a prayer out to all those with ears to hear that they may learn to embody the new spiritually awakened energies.  We live in the heart of Mayaland and jaguars literally roam around us:  here the energies will be brutally intense.

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as the ship sinks…

What most people worldwide require at this time is the “inipo” ceremony- most commonly called the sweat lodge.  Inipo is a Lakota word which means “you should purify yourself”. (The Lakota Sweat Lodge Cards by Chief Archie Fire Lame Deer and Helene Sarkis).  The intense heat and steam of the Inipo Lodge forces all disease, fear, and maladies to leave the body.  Often sacred herbs like copal, sweetgrass or sage are used to assist the spirit.  The Inipo prepares one for a sacred journey.  Our sacred journey is the Mayan Galactic 6th night. We must tread this time in wonder and with reverence.

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Copal Sacred tree resin used in Mayan smudge ceremonies

Remember in a previous article I likened the Galactic 6th night to the 6th night of Biblical creation- God’s last night of creation before the 7th day when he shall rest. This is it- our Creator’s final glory! If you have done some inner work, life will be offering you beautifully, powerful growth & creation experiences in the next year; if not…woe be to your nervous system.  Dhyani Ywahoo, Shaman, Cherokee Tribe says, “The denial of the fire of truth in yourself is going to be the denial of your heart’s beat- maybe you make your arteries get hard or something like that.”  This has always been my understanding- an inability to evolve leads to death.

Swedish biologist and Mayan scholar Carl Calleman says, “What is about to transpire now is in other words not something that has ever happened before in the history of the universe. Maybe this impending change, partially unknown, causes the widespread denial that I feel dominate many people at the current moment.  If my understanding of the Mayan calendar is correct we will in this coming night be witnessing the most significant transformation of consciousness ever in the history of mankind. What seems clear however is that people will be divided as to whether they want to flow with the incoming energies leading towards a new world or if they will resist them and seek to hold on to or go back to the system of the past” .  One recommendation he makes to successfully come through the next year is ethical living and telling the truth.

The urgency here stems from the fact that our telepathic powers are returning in full force.  As this happens, the current hologram ( “reality” ) we live in is quickly shifting.  Cataclysmic pole shift, I don’t think so, intense magnectic realignments leading to hologram renewal is more like it.  In order to access our own powers, in order to survive, you must be standing upright and honest-you must be transparent. A quote from Ariel Spilsbury & Michael Bryner of The Mayan Oracle deck states, “In transparency, (new) worlds are created”. Reread that line- it is simple and profound.

Enlightened Souls, once again these times can be manuevered with grace, our new world is here- let us then simply live transparently, telepathically sharing our thoughts without shame or manipulation.  Back in our delightful earth garden (the Garden of Eden), innocent, joyful, passionate, with absolutely nothing to hide.  Baby butt naked if you like!

Navajo,

May It Be So

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panamanian molas

(calling all her loved ones to clarity and reminding all that the truth shall set you free)

Full Moon: It’s About Time!

new timing frequency

new timing frequency

Disharmoniously plodding into the 21st century, humanity has managed to bring itself devastatingly close to the threshold of extinction. Like a cancerous cell on its path of destruction, we have decided to take as many plant and animal species as possible with us. Inevitably, Mother Earth will heal and recover from our hedonistic plunder, the question that remains at the end of each day, is, will we?

Turn on the news, tune into the media and you will certainly be overwhelmed by the global environmental crisis, global financial crisis, global health crisis, along with the ongoing wars, immune system break-downs, food shortages, terrorism, racism, and religious intolerance, etc.. Ask any religious fanatic or doom & gloom daysayer- it is the end of the world. Ask any Maya (Hopi, Cherokee, Dogon, Apache, Navajo, Qero, Iroquois, or Maori) Elder- it is certainly the end of the world as we know it.

One simple reason why the world will “end as we know it” and be renewed is because the calendar, the way we count and keep time, will have to change. Now ponder for a moment our current Julian/Gregorian calendar; 12 unnatural months made up of 28,  30 or 31 days, except, of course, leap year which has 29 days in one month, all mechanized to a 60 minute clock: ticktock, ticktock, the mouse ran up the clock… the clock struck one and down it run, ticktock, ticktock.  If we truly investigate the meaning of these calendars we will see they were created to keep a race of people enslaved, to keep the masses marching to the tune of an unnatural time.  Efficiently working and producing as this counting frequency is built on a belief that “time is money”!

If you think things are upside down and topsy- turvy on planet Earth, let us just begin with the simple premise of how we count time. It is unnatural, read unhealthy, hence, causing stress and anxiety in our bodies which in turn begin to reproduce a host of unnatural rhythms on the world around it, creating an endless cycle of unhealthiness. If we want to speak about real solutions on our planet, we must speak about living on natural time.  If we want to live on natural time we must consult with an indigenous culture who mastered the art of time, keeping time and writing calendars.

The Mayas are the master timekeepers! In the height of their civilization, 250 Ad to 900 Ad, they kept beat to 17 different calendars which kept beat to Mother Earth, the stars, the moon, the sun and the astrological movements of the planets & galaxies. Imagine, their astronomers were able to chart events back as far as 16 billion years ago and forward to our present day & age and beyond.  Scientists today stand in awe as they are just beginning to comprehend the accuracy of their calendars.  One of the Maya’s more simple calendars, one which we could begin to initiate in our lives, follows a 13 moon/month cycle, with 28 days a moon/month, syncing itself with the natural rhythm of a woman’s body. This calendar gives us 364 days a year and one day out of time.

my purple garden hammock

my purple garden hammock

Isn’t it interesting to note that the most current cycle (13 baktuns) of the Mayan calendar, which will complete a grand cycle on December 21,2012 actually began on our Gregorian date August 13, 3113 Bc? This date coincides with the start of recorded and dated western history in Babylon/Mesopotamia. This cycle for the Maya, which is counted every 5,125 years, portends the start of the dark ages, the age of tribulations.  If we peer onto a time line of recorded western history, it has certainly been dark:  wars, genocide, slavery and brutalities yet unspoken.

The ancient 7th century Mayan prophet, Pacal Votan, foretold of our advanced technological age and how the inhabitants of earth would be separated by time, thus causing deep rooted schisms of imbalance on the planet. Even though the Gregorian Calendar came into effect in the late 1500’s by order of Pope Gregory XIII, it wasn’t until the early 1700’s that England, the United States and other parts of the world adapted to this calendar from their own Julian calendar (the inhabitants of earth would be separated by time). It was at this same time in dark history the clock was being perfected.

It has only been 300 years since we began to use the Gregorian Calendar, yet, how many people even question its accuracy? In order to change from the Julian Calendar to the Gregorian Calendar, societies had to lose 15 days of time so their counting systems could be in sync.  Imagine now if we lost 15 days of time- no work, no bills, no responsibilities- just waiting on a new calendar to begin. What fun! Pope Gregory XIII actually put in place his new calendar as he was trying to adjust the inaccuracies that the Julian Calendar was causing.  His, I must admit, is a finer tuned unnatural counting system.  He succeeded!  Long before the Julian or Gregorian calendars existed though, over 5000 years ago in Babylon, the cradle of Western civilization, the model calendar was created  (an artificial counting system)  a man-made, mechanized, and irrational schedule. Using this model, the clock was created (the inhabitants of earth would be separated by time). It took centuries to perfect these tools and now these creations are literally killing all of us.

Pacal Votan’s prophecy continued by outlining a return path for humanity to the ancient cycle of harmony and unity which existed prior to the year 3113bc. The premise of his instructions is that in order to save ourselves from biospheric destruction everyone must connect in time, natural time, moon time. In my previous full moon post, I spoke of the necessity of keeping the full moon sacred. In my new moon post, I spoke of honouring our female cycles in the red tent, monthly. In this post, I urge you to find your way back to earth’s natural timing frequencies.  On Mayan time, on any of the 17 calendars, time is not money;  “time is art”.  We are here to live out a purpose, our own personal art form, we are here to keep time to our own heart beat.

In order for us to survive as a species, immediate and permanent solutions must be implemented worldwide and there are no lasting solutions to be implemented in our current systems which are based on the Gregorian Calendar.    Bail outs, health care reform, peace talks- there are no solutions unless we return to natural ways and natural time!  There simply is no choice in this matter. We are presently placing band-aids on open oozing sores, unless we disinfect and heal the sore, our band-aids cannot help. Our oozing sore is our Gregorian calendar which has caused a host of problems, is outdated and is about to become obsolete.

I have a business I must open at 8:00am and a class I must teach at 1:00pm, I have kids to feed at 6:00pm and a host of other duties that keep me on the ticktock. As much as I can though, I live by my own natural timing and instinctual gut feelings. Do I feel like eating or am I eating because the clock struck one? I arrange all my bills by new moon and full moon. I even asked my landlord to allow me to pay my rent over 13 moons (I won’t mention his reaction).  I recognize the new moon and celebrate the full moon. I honour the 4 holy days, fall and spring equinox, winter and summer solstice,  I take one day out of time (July 25) and I study the Mayan calendars.  I am still in and of the secular world, but I am trying to line up with what feels right, what feels natural!

The Mayan Elders, I believe, have a small chuckle at all those who believe the world is ending, for they know we are simply in a change of cycles, a change of time. The Mayan Elders, I believe, have a heavy heart for all those who are not awake to this information. Mother Earth can no longer wait while allowing us to live on an unnatural time frequency.

Over 2,000 years ago, Mayan mathematicians, astrologers, and astronomers mapped out an astrological alignment that will occur three short years from now,  December 21, 2012, Winter Solstice.  Three Mayan cycles called the Great Cycle will close all on the same day:  the 13 baktuns  (1 baktun is 144,000 days and 13 baktuns is 5,125 years), the long count (which is 26,000 years), and another long count (which is 104,000 years).   This date will bring an end to history, our dark age history, the history we have known and recorded.  This date will usher in the new era of spiritual consciousness, environmental harmony, planetary unity and galactic interactions.  We are already in this transition! Although many people speculate what the exact result of this alignment will bring, all indigenous elders are in agreement with one simple fact: humanity will be brought to its knees, humbled, if I may, to the the truths of the universe and by the forces of nature.

Sound scary? It is three short years away .  All I know is if we return to natural time in our own organic way, we pave a path for a smooth transition.  If we are forced to that awakening, our very survival is at stake. Wake up my friends, be awake, be aware, question everything, a (r)evolution of the soul is at hand, in the words of an esteemed Mayan Elder- “It’s About Time!!!”

The clock at the volcano

The clock at the volcano

by:  Navajo Changing Woman

(Scholars of the Mayan Calendar dispute the closing date, some claim the cycle will close earlier:  link onto Jose Arguelles, MayanMajix or the 13 Moon calendar from my blog for more in-depth information on the Mayan Calendar and End Cycle Prophecies)