8 Tijax – Creation to Realization for Cholq’ij New Year


Nawal TijaxTIJAX is the lightning; it is the obsidian knife. The wise grandfathers call it the double-edged blade. This Ch’umil has an important role, for it is the energy in this chain of evolution that breaks the shackles that trap us in each of the four planes of manifestation, beginning with our limitations. To break them we need to focus in our inner being to review and recognize who we are, what entraps us. We cannot lie to our own selves, for if we do, what level are we in? Tijax, then, has the purpose of breaking those structures, it helps us take away the fog that is blinding our vision; it tears the veil. Tijax is deeply related to the Rays of Creation in its physical-material manifestation. It is the one that breaks the bonds that tie us in the four planes. It is the one that takes away the illnesses, the one that heals us. In these times, Tijax frees us from the limitations of reason. This Ch’umil gives sense to freedom. It allows us to engage in a new dimension, where we can access the development of our dormant senses. Magic, which is the technique that allows us to use these energies, is under the auspices of Tijax. We are the ones that set the limits.

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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