6 Ajmaq – Creation to Realization for Cholq’ij New Year


Nawal AjmaqAJMAQ is by excellence the energy of curiosity. It is the seeker of something that we are lacking. It is what drives us in our search for knowledge, for experiences that will allow us to expand our being, our consciousness, our development, and our merging with the origin. Let’s remember that in the past, because of our haughtiness, seeing ourselves as Gods, our vision was blurred by a fog that prevents us from looking at the Heart of the Sky, at the depths of space. Ajmaq must break through the limits and the structures that halt our evolution. While its essence has the stigma of the sins, it also has forgiveness. It is because of this that it can trap us in problems. It can become rigid and grim. It does not channel the self control, but it becomes dominated by its own rules. The purpose, then, is to return to the inner path and find freedom within ourselves, to break the structures that entrap us. Not living in fear, letting go of self-importance, and becoming non-judgemental brings us closer to freedom, which is a state of consciousness. The search for compassion is the key in the path to Creation. This is what opens the space for us.

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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