13 Aq’ab’al – Creation to Realization for Cholq’ij New Year


Nawal Aq'ab'alAQ’AB’AL is the first ray of light in the darkness. Let’s imagine when everything was just space, when there was an emptiness of dark matter. Then a light emerges, breaking monotony. Creation begins to awaken and movement takes place. This is the energy of Aq’ab’al. Aq’ab’al is the dawn, it is the count of the days; the Ch’umil that connects us to the eternal present (past-present-future). It is a step towards the creation of the illusion/reality in that infinite Macro Spiral of the Najt (Space-Time). This goes from the macro to the micro; in the constant expansion of the Universe, in the Chipi Kakulja, the small ray that produces the neural synaptic interconnection. The purpose of this Ch’umil is to allow us to develop that connection, to delineate our own reality according to the cosmic creation. This energy brings a lot of opportunities. It brings unforeseen changes, but it also brings challenges. The light of Aq’ab’al leads us to other places, sometimes unknown, but it always protects us. Within this chain, which is a sequence of Creation, how the energies arrived to create reality, Aq’ab’al opens the opportunity to find light in the darkness, a light that will illuminate our path. Where are we headed? What level do we want to reach? To what dimension do we want to arrive?

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.

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