5 Q’anil – Creation to Realization for Cholq’ij New Year


Nawal Q'anilQ’ANIL is the seed. It is the action in everything that we begin, in what we plant. A seed contains all the information of what will develop – for example a seed of avocado has all the information of this plant and when it grows it will be an avocado tree. In the context of existence, a seed is not seen only as the one that produces a plant, a fruit, or a flower; it is also the thoughts that sprout in the form of creation. It is the projects that we want to carry out and which, like the seed, contain all the information and features they need to develop. Just like the seed, our projects need to have a base and planning, a creative directionality to accomplish the purpose that we have outlined. In the concatenation of the Ch’umilal, the vision of the elders indicates that Q’anil is planting the seed of the new being. The being that we need to restructure according to this new era. This seed is part of the information, of all the experiences we have lived. It is planting a new ground, planting a new world and making that new world flourish. It is creating another world, literally. It is the seed of a new being in our being.  Q’anil also represents our children, who are the future of the human beings. Our children are the fruit of what we have done within the purpose of evolution of Mother Earth. Let’s remember that we are the sons and daughters of Mother Earth and through us she has experiences. Our destiny is bound to hers and for this reason the legacy that we are giving the new generations is important. We have to be clear about this, because there is an extraordinary technological advance (that has just begun), but we have neglected the essential part, the connection with our inner powers, the harmonious relationship with the environment. That is the real spirituality, we must guide both ourselves and our children toward this balance. Let’s plant that seed.

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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