Saturday, 6 September 2008

Mayan Musings

The Mayan readings are proving to be very thought-provoking and I thought I might go into it a bit deeper, especially since Jean-Jacques has posed me some really interesting questions on the topic.

He said:

I get the idea that in fact our "destiny" is the combination of all of these 'aspects' of our 'selves' - all the 'shields' in our oracle. According to the readings:(my interpretation in brackets)

The only way I can think to answer those questions is to use myself as the "guinea pig". I came out as WHITE SOLAR WORLD-BRIDGER.

*The Middle Shield is your Conscious Self - who you are and who you are becoming. (Your "centre" - real/cosmic personality)

For me this is White World-Bridger. The portion that surrenders. So this would be my centre - surrendering. I've already done an entire blog post on that one so I'll jump to the others.

*The Left Shield is your Challenge .This is what you desire to learn in this lifetime. With maturity and awareness this challenge will turn into a Focus.("The dragons you have to slay in your lifetime" - J.)

Mine is Yellow Warrior. Yellow Warrior's challenge is *"a lack of trust in your inner voice."

So my dragons are those of self-doubt and not trusting my own inner voice. OUCH Very true! I question my psychic abilities constantly - checking and rechecking anything I get, constantly worrying that I might be "just imagining it". Even though I am far more confident lately I still am secretly blown away every time someone replies to any reading or message I give them that proves I told them a truth I could never have known.

*The Right Shield is your Compliment - something that comes naturally to you. (A prominent skill or talent you don't really think about, its just part of who you naturally are -J)

Mine is Red Skywalker. This one is doubly interesting to me as my husband's conscious self is this one and his Compliment is White World-Bridger, same as my conscious self! But getting back to me... this one is the talent or skill that comes easily to me. Red Skywalker is *"the time/space traveller who can jump dimensions to assist you in realizing heaven on Earth. ... You are the one whose expression of the light assists in drawing the pillars of heaven to Earth."

Well.. that's a pretty hefty talent/skill to lay claim to! At this stage I'd say I definitely recognise it within myself and that it is something I have constantly strived for. So, yes - it fits.

* The Bottom Shield is your Subconscious Self and Hidden Helper. (The part of yourself which is hidden - getting to know this part of yourself brings you closer to yourself/helps you to understand yourself better. J.)

This one for me is Blue Eagle. So, the hidden part of me I need to understand myself better is, * "whatever furthers your personal evolution and the evolution of global mind. You are an awakener, a transformer, an empowered global visionary. ... The greatest gift you can offer to the planet is to simply be the love. ... Remember your special gifts, your path of service on Earth, your promise to serve the light. Believe in your dreams."

This seems to connect well with my challenge of self-doubt! It's certainly a very nice and uplifting message. :-) I made my promises to serve the Light a long time ago, one way and anoter, so I'd say this hidden inner me has never really been hidden, although it certainly sets some high standards for me to strive for.

* The Top Shield is your Higher Self & Guide. (Your higher consciousness /spirituality and your spiritual guide - working with this brings you closer to the universal centre/god -J.)

This one for me is White Wind. *"White Wind represents spontaneity and simplicity. White Wind also embodies the concept of presence. ... It has to do with being wise in your simplicity. From simple beingness, your true identity emerges. Presence is being open, aware, and in the now. Presence is 'being there' for whatever is."

LOL This one makes me laugh because in Western Astrology my Mid-heaven destiny is... to create simplicity! The wisdom in simplicity has always impressed me more than any other kind. I love this idea! The portion I do struggle with is Presence. I'm a day dreamer type. I'm rarely "aware and in the now"! That is something I'm going to have to think about and work on.

So, we are a combination of all of the above, right? What's interesting to me is the challenge aspect - if this is what we are meant to focus on - to learn or accomplish in our lifetime - does our challenge not eventually become our destiny? Any thoughts?

Jacques, my challenge is to trust my inner voice and yes, I'd say that definitely it has to become a part of my destiny. I think you probably do have to work with all five of those Mayan portions to get the complete "picture" of who you are and why you're here on the planet.

To sum it all up: I surrender to serving the Light and to trusting my own voice. I do this standing in simplicity and Presence. In doing this I bring Heaven to Earth and transform through Love.

That was fun, Jacques - thank you for setting those questions. :-)

All excerpts were from the book, "The Mayan Oracle - Return Path to the Stars" by Ariel Spilsbury & Michael Bryner


Amel said...

After reading this post, I went back to read mine he he he...and I found some very interesting parts. ;-D

I'm Blue Galactic Eagle by the way.

Qualityservice44 said...

Yes, I went through the post too and there is some insight to it!

Twilight said...

Hi Michelle - I've just been catching up with your hospital story.

I'm glad you are confident about your decision. From what you've written it seems the wisest way.

Your mind will be more at rest now. The stress caused by worrying about stuff can often prove more harmful than the stuff itself. Warm wishes coming atcha!

Jean-Jacques said...

LOL - thinking about it, I might have focussed all my energies too much on Red Skywalker, my challenge, and left the rest all behind!! (...running away from myself..? :-O )

But seriously, thanks for being a sounding board and helping to clarify, Michelle. Glad to know I'm on the right track - I'm really fascinated by this inner journey. Just like you, I'm comfortable with all my (newly found) 'aspects', although some I'm more 'familiar' with than others.

now... what about those TONES... Mine is Magnetic :-)

PV said...

Makes for some neat reading. Thanks for sharing it. I'm a Red Planetary Serpent but I'll be needing to read the whole write-up a few time to ingest or understand what it is! Your walk through helps a bit.

Red Planetary Serpent. If anyone is looking for a name for their rock band...

The Real Mother Hen said...

This is fun.
It seems complicated (for my peanut-sized brain), but fun.

Michelle said...

I'll have to look you up. :-)

I found this simplified it for me and made it easier to see/understand.

Thank you! :-)

Tones too? nooo! LOL

LOL You do sound like a rock band. ;-)

Mother Hen
Yep, this stuff does need at least a few readings to make sense, which is why I found writing out the short basics here very helpful - Lots of words to read and my brain blanks out. :-|

Amel said...

No wonder...the first time I read it, I was confused on where to look and what all those meant. Now that you've described them in more details, I began to understand more what each section meant he he he...

Hayden said...

Thanks for reminding me of this... I did read it before, it was one that attracted me to your blog. And the name. Looking for pieces of this path. A shaman would say there is another way to learn what your full purpose is in the world, and that is simply to journey to meet your spirit guide, and ask.

I notice that I didn't say as much recently as I thought I had: these experiences are almost too easy to talk about, but difficult to convey. There's a highly edited post, "practice" and another "transformation"
both trying to talk abt what this is all meaning in my life.

Further back in the foggy mists of 2006, there are additional posts that are more abstract, less personal that I'll find if you're interested.

Maybe a few of us should set up a closed blog to share experiences and quests.

Michelle said...

Hi Hayden
Yes, these type of topics are very difficult to convey and I find myself frustrated, reading my words later, thinking I either said too little or not enough! :-\

I'm going to go read your links. Interesting idea about a seperate blog, BTW.:-)

Hayden said...

It seems to me that the value of a separate blog space is that it can be devoted to various kinds of practice and experience, as well as reporting and discussions of other processes (like this post- primarily an explanation of a path). Closed or open probably doesn't matter, as it will attract only readers who have an interest. And it's a nice way to connect and share. In the first few months (while it was still frighteningly new) it felt very lonely. More recently I've made a couple of connections with long term practitioners that allow me to feel more "normal," and also to make suggestions about approaches that has been very fruitful.

I'll be in a 2-week intensive for advanced shamanic healing the last two weeks of March (and off line for the duration.) Yes, the cost is painful! But - the practioners that are devoting their lives to this - at least the ones I'm learning from - are living modest lives.

Traditionally in many ancient cultures the cost was set very, very high for an apprenticeship: in part because of the value, and in part because it was felt that it shouldn't be too easy in order to eliminate those who weren't earnest in their desire.