10 Ajpu – Creation to Realization for Cholq’ij New Year
AJPU is the Ch’umil that represents father Sun, the Heart of the Sky, the Creation energy which allows us to develop in every plane of existence. It causes cyclical changes. In the K’atun (a cycle of twenty years) it marks the energies by which humanity is governed, and it also affects the great cycles like the Baktun (5,200 years). Ajpu represents renovation, the new that comes with every dawn. It is also the old, the experiences we have lived, which are represented by the dusk, by the twilight. It is the transition. The wise elders paid a lot of attention to the zero shadow or zenith sun (when the sun in located at the zenith and its light comes down vertically, producing no shadows). That is the mystery of the Ajpu, the secret is that zero point where nothing affects you, because nothing moves you. It is in Ajpu that we must connect, for it gives us clarity and strength, the energies that we need, mostly in these times in which the changes are demanding that certainty, clarity, and the determination of the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual energy that we need at this moment in which our purpose of life as integrated human beings is to access a new dimension. To remain trapped in the way of life that we currently have, is to be tied up to the limitation and lack of balance that we have caused. We have to take responsibility, remember that spirituality is a “conscious action”.
Wajxaqib’ (8) B’at’z – The Cholq’ij New Year
According to the Maya, the world was created in one Mayan month (twenty days). The process of creation begins on Jun (1) B’atz and ends on the day Wuqub’ (7) Tz’i’, completing the first twenty days of the Cholq’ij (Calendar of Life). After this final day of creation, the day Wajxaqib’ (8) B’atz’ arrives, which is considered the Cholq’ij New Year. When Maya people celebrate the Cholq’ij new year, they are celebrating that the creation of the world has been fulfilled, and the beginning of a new cycle of 260 days.
We are living in the time of the Job’ Ajaw, or Fifth Sun which we entered on December 21, 2012. This epoch is related to the element Ether and to the fifth dimension. We have entered a time of greater awareness, in which we are witnessing socio-economic changes – but these changes don’t happen overnight. We are only now beginning to see them. The energy of the Ch’umilal, or signs of the Maya Cholq’ij Calendar, have the same meaning we have been sharing, but now their energy resonates more with the spiritual power that comes with them. The concatenation of the energies that each of the Ch’umilal represents is the guide of the Creation. It influences us throughout the cycle of our life and the cycle of Mother Earth. By working with each of the days we will connect to the spiritual energy of the twenty Ch’umilal to be in harmony with each of them.
You can follow Carlos’s guide to more deeply understanding and connecting with the energies of the twenty days leading up to the Cholq’ij New Year in the Daily Ch’umil section of the website, or by subscribing to the newsletter or following Saq’ Be’ on social media.