Hello Dearest Friends and Mayan Calendar Aficionados,
With the arrival of the Midpoint of the Sixth Day this month, new life and creativity are emerging. Have you noticed a rebirthing? Over the next 6 months (from this Midpoint to the Mayan Year's end), we can expect to see great change as each of us is challenged to live more honestly, authentically, creatively and ethically.
Old paradigms are melting away, as we can see with the global financial and economic crisis. All that has been based on a projection of power outside of self can no longer be sustained. We are being called to go inward, to find and develop our own sense of worth and personal power. This is an important time to follow our intuition and to become openly receptive to our own experiences and relationships.
As economic, political and material structures collapse, it is imperative to construct an inner stability, based upon respect, compassion, and the willingness to change.
These are exciting times, and we have great potential to further our evolution... Let's do it with our Eyes and Hearts open!
Calendar of Events
Monthly Reiki Practitioner Gathering
All Reiki Practitioners welcome. We meet once a month in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico for an opening meditation followed by a Reiki healing exchange. This is a time to share our personal experiences and to enhance our practitioner skills. Please contact me at email@example.com for the latest schedule and location.
Earth Spirit Reiki Gathering
Join us for an hour of experiential meditation based on the Mayan Calendar. We explore our hearts and minds through the use of various meditation techniques and drumming. This group is open to all, and no previous experience is required. Meets Mondays, 7:15-8:15 pm, at Yoga Vallarta studio www.yogavallarta.com. Cost: 50 pesos.
May 11, 2009: The Midpoint of the Sixth Day of the Galactic Underworld
This date marked the high point of the Sixth Day, and many participated in the world-wide Rebirth Celebration. This time corresponds to 1962, the era of Flower Power, as well as to the Renaissance. We each have the potential to rebirth ourselves with awareness if we choose to align with the new energies as described by the Mayan Calendar. For those of you new to the Mayan Calendar and its implications for our understanding of the evolution of consciousness, be sure to visit www.calleman.com, as well as www.commonpassion.org where you can get more information on the Rebirth Celebration and the special meditations used for supporting global peace and unity.
November 8, 2009 - November 2, 2010: The Sixth Night of the Galactic Underworld
According to Dr. Calleman in "The Mayan Calendar and the Transformation of Consciousness," the Sixth Night is ruled by Tlahuizcalpantecuhtli. It is the "resting period in preparation for attaining balance between East and West; Second Harmonic Convergence (May 27, 2010), the first experience of a galactic pulse of cosmic consciousness." (p.145)
News & Views
The following is an excerpt from the latest Mayan Majix e-mail announcement dated May 15, 2009. You can get more information by visiting www.mayanmajix.com.
Dr. Carl Calleman [author of "The Mayan Calendar and the Transformation of Consciousness"] has a new article out entitled:
"The risks of believing that the Mayan calendar ends December 21, 2012!"
You can view the article at this link: http://www.mayanmajix.com/end_date.pdf
This is such an important issue that we have created a discussion forum on Mayan Majix for our subscribers / visitors to ask questions about the Mayan Calendar End Date. Please check it out and participate as we know that you will have good questions for Dr. Calleman and eventually this discussion will help us put together a Mayan Calendar End Date FAQ page for the Mayan Majix Learning Lab. This will benefit new visitors and hopefully put some clarity on the end date issue.
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Building Community From the Inside Out
By Jeremy R. Werner
Amidst the profound changes that are occurring on the planet right now, it is important for us to come to a deeper understanding of community and our role in it. As the Hopi advise us, know where your food comes from, know where your water comes from, and know your community. But what is community? According to Dictionary.com, the word community may be defined as:
1. A social group of any size whose members reside in a specific locality, share government, and often have a common cultural and historical heritage.
2. A locality inhabited by such a group.
3. A social, religious, occupational, or other group sharing common characteristics or interests and perceived or perceiving itself as distinct in some respect from the larger society within which it exists.
It seems simple enough to understand the concept of community, but what really holds it together? What is the social glue that allows us to be interdependent individuals within a larger dynamic group with a shared intention?
In my experience, mutual respect and receptivity lay the foundation for the development of a cohesive, life-sustaining community. By respect I mean the ability to identify, validate and value one's own humanness (i.e. one's needs, feelings, thoughts, desires, expressions) and that of another. Respect implies the understanding that we are all human and share basic human needs and rights.
By receptivity I mean the ability to perceive and experience openly that which is present both internally and externally. This includes the ability to listen to another with an open heart and mind, as well as to the ability to listen to one's own inner voices.
When we come together in a state of mutual respect and receptivity, we are able to express ourselves naturally, spontaneously and authentically in self-affirming ways. Through right relationship, the circuitry of communication is completed, and we are able to live more fully and support the ongoing development of ourselves and others. Indeed, our interpersonal relationships are both the seeds and the fertile soil for our communities.
It seems clear, then, that we must each take on the personal responsibility to develop our personal boundaries and sense of self-worth and to cultivate mutual respect and receptivity in relationship. We need to FEEL ourselves deeply. We need to FEEL ourselves in the presence of another. Thoughts about feelings lead us to a dead end. We need to connect with our feelings intimately and experientially. When we do, doorways open to deeper knowledge of self, other and life itself.
So, let's build our communities from the inside out by knowing ourselves more and more every day and practicing mutual respect and receptivity within right relationship. We need each other, and together we have great potential for co-creating a new world based on equality. Let's do our part out there... and do our inner work, too!
Questions? Comments? Feedback? We encourage ongoing discussion and dialogue about the various topics we present, so please send us your feelings, thoughts and perspectives, and let us know whether we may post your responses in future newsletters. Send your emails to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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How may I be more receptive to my self and others?