Please note 13-Akbal updated today! Please scroll down to read more. Also – great discussions in the comments sections.
Introduction: 7-Caban – continued
Yesterday’s Reflective Earth combined the expression of the 7th stage (reflection) with the theme of the 7th Unial (Core Days), and added the essence of Earth (Caban). On top of all that, just two days before (5-Men) we entered the 4th Day of the Universal Underworld. Day 4 = 7th stage/heaven. So, we got 7-7-7 all around – Jackpot!
This meant that the entire world (including you) was completing its introspection cycle and, through individual artistic expression (the current trecena theme of the Monkey) – is finally coming back to reality in the transition to the 8th Stage.
We have reached the last TOP in our current history.
This is the chance to survey the amazing scenery, which can never be repeated after beginning to come down and Manifest. Everything is visible for the first time – where you come from and where you are going.
Read more about 7-Caban in a dedicated post.
You might have already noticed that I’ve changed the format of my posts. I’ll post individual articles for particular days, with an in-depth analysis of that particular day, and how the surrounding days work up to it and down from it.
I’ll briefly describe the days between, and would appreciate it if you joined the discussion and leave your own impressions. That’s what it’s all about.
8-Edznab° (28 June 2011)
Born on this day: Angela Merkel, Suzanne Vega, George Harrison, Charley Boorman
As mentioned before, yesterday on 7-Caban the reflective energy was magnified threefold: Day 7, 7th uinal, and 7th Heaven of the Universal Underground. This leads up to 8-Edznab, which literally means Infinite/Harmonious Reflections. Reality is a mirror, our internal world is a mirror, our relationships with other humans are mirrors. They all interrelate and synchronize to distill Truth.
Suzanne Vega, who was born 8-Edznab wrote:
Today I am a small blue thing Like a marble or an eye I am cool and smooth and curious I never blink I am turning in your hand I am cold against your skin You are perfectly reflected I am lost inside your pocket I am lost against your fingers I am falling down the stairs I am skipping on the sidewalk I am thrown against the sky I am raining down in pieces I am scattering like LIGHT
Now, try to read the song again, while keeping in your mind’s eye the image that the small blue thing is Earth.
9-Cauac° (29 June 2011)
Born on this day: Muddy Waters, Ted Turner, Laurie Anderson, Michael Richards, Kaká
The Patient Storm (9-Cauac) brings perspective, reminding us that Change comes together over Time. Ultimately, the process we are currently experiencing is a constant process of Purification, gathered drop by drop over thousands of years.
[Please reflect and comment]
10-Ahau° (30 June 2011)
Born on this day: Pope John Paul II (died 5-Ahau), Edmond de Rothschild, Graham Chapman
This is the last day of the 7th uinal, and therefore also the last Core day until the middle of the next Tzolkin.
An entire post has been dedicated to this day – refer to it please.
11-Imix (1 July 2011)
Born on this day: Michel Foucault, Sarah McLachlan, Simon Le Bon, Joan Baez, John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin)
The 8th uinal begins today.
Everything you ever read about stage 8 (8-Edznab – see above, 8-Chicchan, 8-Eb, etc.) is true for the 20 days of the 8th uinal beginning today. This is an aspect of the holographic nature of Time and creation as a whole: whatever’s true on micro-Time (day-level) is also true for macro-Time (20-day uinal, 360-day tun, 7200-day katun, etc.). And likewise, an atom is a universe in itself.
Keywords for the meaning of the 8th stage (a.k.a. 4th Night): Harmony, Infinity (horizontal 8), Balance, order from smallest details to the overall Unity.
The Resolving Crocodile (11-Imix) basically means Back to School after enlightenment manifested.
“It doesn’t mean much, it doesn’t mean anything at all. The life I’ve left behind me is a cold room… Sweet Surrender is all that I got to give.”
– Sarah McLachlan (11-Imix)
[Please reflect and comment]
12-Ik (2 July 2011)
Born on this day: Sarah Jessica Parker, Christopher Walken, Al Pacino, Derek Jeter, Roger Federer
The language of Art is universal.
A good piece of music reflects Truth beyond and before dissecting the truth into words of appreciation or critique, as does an inspiring sculpture or a good-tasted necklace. On 12-Ik a deep understanding dawns, which involves the Wind’s lack of boundaries.
When your communication is artful, i.e., when your Art is True in its Form and Content – there is no frontier on Earth that will stop the Global spreading of its Truth. No language, No distortion, No subversion, No firewall – Nothing.
[Please reflect and comment]
13-Akbal (3 July 2011)
Born on this day: Al Di Meola, Neil Simon, Michael Caine, Courtney Love
Over the last couple of days I’ve been corresponding with some of the readers regarding the transition between the Core days and the soon-to-be upon us 10 consecutive Portal days over the next Trecena 1-Kan. I warmly recommend you read some of the interesting discussions and reflections that were shared all around (see below in the comments section of this post).
I plan to publish a dedicated post to 1-Kan by Tuesday at the latest, so please stay tuned.
However, 13-Akbal requires at least a paragraph, if not two. To understand 13-Akbal, I’d like to share a personal story with you, if I may. This also has to do with Wall Street somehow…
My father Jacob Solomon was born in a village near Bombay in the early 20’s. Nobody knows his exact birthday, since records were poorly maintained throughout the British empire at the time, especially in remote villages. When he was still walking This World he used to tell anyone who asked him that he was born 27 August 1924, which makes him 12-Ik according to the Tzolkin (yesterday).
I think another date surfaced at one point or another, but the date in August ’24 was the one my dad went with, so I’ll go with it too. You know – intuition.
My father was a 1st generation immigrant to Israel. He held a Masters degree in electrical engineering. He never seemed to find his place in the Middle East, and he was often stressed-out and tired. There was a big generation gap between us, and this lead to turbulent debates quite often, and exchanges of later-regretted words.
I stopped asking whether my father was 12-Ik or not after watching ‘Scent of a Woman’ recently after a long while. Al Pacino’s (12-Ik) appearance there, especially in this scene, was enough for me to conclude.
My father could easily be the Blind Prophet at our gates, preaching his words of Integrity, dissolving the illusion of Excellence and back-stabbing Politics of Greed. And, more importantly, he had a tone of voice which everyone wanted to listen to, especially when he’s had enough of BS.
My dad was 12-Ik. He was my hero.
And still is.
Link to next trecena: 1-Kan