“Be good, do good.” ~ Swami Sivananda
My dream is happening. Leading retreat. Sharing sacred space and ceremony. Sharing love, gratitude, presence, patience, peace. A meaningful life. I’m immersed in the dream I had as a young adult. Teaching, writing, living free, living how I want to live.
My dream is immersion. In Spanish, in yoga, in mindfulness, in color, in culture, in love.
My dream is to enjoy the joy as well as the sadness and everything in between. Each moment is a gift.
The other day, I fell into the lake for the second time in my life. I’ve got the bruises to prove it. (They look bad but I’m not in pain.)
I’ve got the residual embarrassment but just have to laugh (cry) giggle (sob) chuckle (weep).
And I’m so lucky. And I’m so grateful I didn’t get hurt, just wet. (Sopping.) I didn’t lose my devices, just the chargers. It was a wake-up call. Pay more attention. Be more patient. (For example: Wait For The Boat To Get Closer To The Dock!) No rush. No fool. No starry eyes. Lighten up. Be present.
It was a baptism, that unintentional swim. The end of an old chapter, and the beginning of a new one. Mama Atitlan welcoming me home.
Today is 1 Iq in the Mayan calendar. It’s the beginning of a new 13-day cycle. Here are the days of this trecena:
|1 Iq||Winds of change, sweeping inspiration, open communication channels|
|2 Aq’a’bal||Duality, relationship, the new dawn, the setting sun|
|3 K’at||What will you carry forward? What will you release and thank for its service?|
|4 Kan||Thank your inner feminine, masculine and divine energies, grounding in gratitude|
|5 Kame||Transformation. What is death? What is rebirth?|
|6 Kej||Connect with nature, spiritual leadership, the wild world, the four directions, the body|
|7 Q’anil||Ripening star seeds. What intentions are you planting?|
|8 Toj||Sacred fire, offerings, service, ceremony|
|9 Tzi||Feminine power, justice, unconditional love, working with vices|
|10 B’atz||Manifestation of the story, the weaving of history, creating unity in community|
|11 E||Wander in wonder|
|12 Aj||Culmination, completion, family, home|
|13 Ix||Connect with the spirit world through the magic of mother nature. Jaguar medicine|
Learn more about the energies of the coming days via The Four Pillars/Mark Elmy’s always upbeat and illuminating video on the trecena.
What do the winds of change have in store for us this time around?
These two weeks are an ideal time to focus on inspiration, breathwork and pranayama, imagination, and communication (written, verbal, body language).
We’re smack dab in the middle of our inaugural Yoga & Mayan Cosmovision retreat. It’s going swimmingly. Four women, two teachers and two learners—but really four lifelong student teachers. Seekers on the path, learning about the spiraling cycles of time passed down through the centuries from the ancient Maya, the science and math of life’s daily energies, from their teachers in the stars. (The next one is from September 3-9, 2022 ~ join the circle!)
I’m excited to be celebrating my DOUBLE birthday on Monday, May 30. My 42nd Gregorian-calendar birthday is also my Mayan birthday this year (6 Kej). It’s a once-in-a-lifetime event! I’ll commemorate the day by sweating in a sauna with two soul sisters and then hosting a small fiesta at my house in the late afternoon ’til sunset.
The spirit animal of Iq is the hummingbird.
May all beings be free!