3 Kame – Creation to Realization for Cholq’ij New Year


Nawal KemeKAME is known as “death”. People have given more importance to the physical death, the moment in which our consciousness or our soul leave our body. We have been taught that physical death is the end of our being, and according to each tradition the spirit has a different destiny. The elders teach us that we change of dimension in a more subtle level. Kame, however, is not only related to the physical death, it is also the changes we have when we overcome emotional states. In a rational sense, it is when we change ways of thinking that limit us. In the spiritual sense, it is when we free ourselves from dogmatism and punishing beliefs, to take a path that leads us to coming closer to the divine essence, to the encounter with our inner being. Kame marks the cycles of our life. It is the one to open and close them. Cycles such as work and sentimental relationships. It is the one to close the cycle of being immersed in systems that only limit us. This Ch’umil brings us closer to the ancestors that have passed and who are now in other dimensions. It is the one that opens the space with the grandfathers and grandmothers who are considered beings of complete wisdom. When we open the connection with these entities, we will have the best guidance for what we need to do. They are considered minor divinities that are in charge of human beings. Being connected and asking for their guidance makes our life easier. In the concatenation of the Ch’umilal that generated Creation, Kame is the challenge to overcome; it is the one that gives us certainty and strength to face the changes. It is leaving behind the being that we have been to begin a cycle of the new being that has all the consciousness and potential we have as humans. It is the teacher that teaches us through accidents, challenges, and everything we call suffering, but all of this is to guide us to our purpose. Kame connects us to the memory of previous existences. It allows us to access the records of everything that exists, of every memory and thought that has existed, exists, or will exist. It is the key to understanding how and why we are at this level, and how to take the reins of our life. Kame gives us the certainty.

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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