4 Kej – Creation to Realization for Cholq’ij New Year


Nawal KiejKEJ is the deer, which is the guardian of the forests and nature. It represents calmness and harmony. It is the harmonious consonance of creation that is manifested from a spark of fire that comes out of a bonfire, a particle of sand, a soft breeze, a drop of dew in the morning, to the cosmic dance of the universe. In the sequence of Creation and how we are influenced by the cosmic-telluric energies, Kej is the transmutation of everything that is prior to the creation of nature. It is like going back to see nature with other eyes, with an other perception. If we have awakened our senses, we can renew our sight! We can see with new eyes. We can hear the trees when they speak to us. We can understand what other living beings are telling us, everything takes a new perception. We are connected to everything that surrounds us, we become an integral part  of Creation. In the cycle change, the Job Ajaw (Fifth Sun), the new Katun that began on December 21, 2012, the vision of the Human Being is related to the Fifth Dimension, which is ruled by ether as an element. In this new cycle everything is charged with more subtleness. In this unfolding of the energies of Creation, according to this new era, we must reach that vision, we must become like the Ch’ol Winq, the complete human beings who have been able to return to the consciousness of nature, return to the Rax Kakulja (the green ray of Creation). Rax Kakulja is a whole and we are a part of that. Kej is returning to the simple, to the straightforward, but with another vision, with no judgement, but completely open and conscious, that is the purpose.

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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