Universal Wisdom From the Mayan Calendar by Grandmother Flordemayo
Experience the ancient Mayan wisdom through ritual, prayer, and ceremony with a revered wisdom keeper to live a more sacred and heartfelt life.
Discover the power of knowing each day’s sacred meaning and aligning with the archetypal forces available to help you live in greater harmony within and with all beings.
Are you intrigued by your relationship with the greater universe and how its cosmic forces can come into play in your daily life?
Do you find the wisdom traditions of indigenous peoples offer important medicine for sacred living?
You’re definitely not alone…
Around the world, more and more people are being drawn to the wisdom inherent in cycles of nature and time — knowledge that’s been explored in both ancient and modern times.
The Mayan culture understands the passage of time in sophisticated and metaphysical ways. It created multiple calendars — together known as the Mayan calendar — that depict celestial cycles and, perhaps, more importantly, their subtle influences that govern each day.
Long before Western calendars attained anything like its predictive power, this ancient “map,” with its philosophical, psychological, and spiritual dimensions, revealed important truths about the cosmos and consciousness…
Indigenous elders claimed it was “star knowledge” passed on to them from more advanced civilizations.
Yet, whatever its origin, it undeniably contains layers of valuable wisdom that can connect us with different aspects of our being, help us relate to the energies within and around us, and roots us in a life of meaning.
Ultimately, it helps us to awaken spiritually, live from our depths and experience a more energetically aligned life. One with more love, beauty, gratitude, forgiveness, compassion, and connection.
At The Shift Network, we believe that indigenous elders have much to teach us about how to live harmoniously within ourselves, with others, and the land.
For the Mayan peoples much of this wisdom is crystallized in the symbols and systems of the Mayan calendar — wisdom the Maya still honor today to guide them in healing, ceremony, and living a spiritual life.
The wisdom of the Mayan calendar serves as a guide to living in alignment with the greater cosmic forces…
Its serves as a bridge between worlds, reminding us that we’re both terrestrial and celestial. On any given day, it can guide you in how to orient in more harmonious ways with the natural energy currents around you.
It offers us a way to gain insights into the energies that mediate between the visible and the invisible and the positive and negative.
The Mayan calendar is not just one calendar, but multiple calendars that chronicle — and can help us understand — different levels of time.
It can guide you in living with greater reverence, peace and acceptance, and in love and harmony with all of creation.
In Universal Wisdom From the Mayan Calendar, universal healer, and founding member of the International Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers, Grandmother Flordemayo will guide you in a sacred exploration of life as viewed through the wisdom of the Mayan calendar.
She’ll share how each day has a “symbol” with its own archetypal energies that play a role in shaping and influencing what activities, intentions, changes, and personal and spiritual shifts are best undertaken on that particular day.
Through this exploration — which will include ritual, prayer, meditation, and the creation of sacred altars — you’ll gain insights into how larger forces affect your day-to-day and how to honor and help create important transformations in your personal and spiritual life…
… positive shifts that can have a ripple effect on the wellbeing of those around you, your community, and the world.
Learn From a Blessed Elder and Healer
In this unique 7-step program, you’ll have the opportunity to sit in a virtual sacred circle and receive guidance and heartfelt wisdom from a world-renowned and beloved elder.
Grandmother Flordemayo is a Mayan-trained priestess and leader in the International Council of the 13 Indigenous Grandmothers. She was was born in Nicaragua, the youngest of 15 children, and began to have visions very early in her life. By age four, she was being trained in the art of curanderismo — shamanistic healing practices handed down from mother to daughter for generations to cure physical and spiritual illnesses.
Today, Flordemayo’s earthy, universal wisdom invites us to revere the simple things in life — water, trees, sun and family. In her teachings and transmissions, she calls on her Mayan lineage, including the Mayan calendar, and the spontaneous guidance of the Beloved Mother.
If you feel called to learn from this remarkable healer, teacher, and seer, know this:
You’ll receive beautiful blessings and simple practices — such as learning to “release and walk in trust” and how to create a sacred altar — to enrich your spiritual life and help restore balance to our planet.
You’ll discover how to align your energies and life with those of the universe, open your heart and mind to more love, navigate life’s challenges with more grace, and live in greater harmony within yourself and with others.
In this exploration of our energetic connection with cosmic forces as illuminated through the Mayan calendar, you’ll:
- Embrace yourself as both a celestial and and terrestrial being
- Connect profoundly to cosmic wisdom through ritual and ceremony
- Pray more deeply and effectively — benefiting yourself, your family and the world
- Connect with key elements of Mayan cosmology and healing practice
- Expand your capacity for compassion and forgiveness
- Rediscover the center of your being, the central place of your heart and mind
- Receive greater guidance from your dreams and visions
- Enter into sacred ritual time, and respect natural flows of energy, attention and time
- Discover how you can be a channel for healing in your own community
- Renew your hope for our future, and understand the unique role you play in it
Insights Into the Mysteries of the Mayan Calendar
Mayan cosmology as explored through the wisdom of the Mayan calendar offers us access to an ancient system that interprets the relationships between the world, life, things, and time.
The Mayan calendar is comprised of 20 daylords (energetic qualities) and 13 tones (numbers) that work together like moving gears.
The nawal, represented by a symbol, is the energy that animates the different days of the calendar. It is usually represented by an animal and the characteristics and spirit of that animal. (You’ll be working with the nawal and its energies for each meeting day of this 7-week course.)
Nawal’s are also represented by the elements of nature, including the sun, moon, rain, air, water, and plants — the Maya believe everything is alive.
They also believe that we each have our own nawal that identifies us, connects us with nature, and helps us promote harmony and an existential balance with all that surrounds us.
The Sacred Calendar is believed to be in sync with our own body — the human body having 13 main joints and 20 digits total — mimicking the calander’s 13 tones and 20 daylords.
In the 20 days of the Sacred Calendar, all the basic forces of creation and destruction are expressed: positive and negative, good and evil — the duality that exists in the world, society, our families, and hearts.
By exploring these cosmic forces and their effects on you, you can better navigate your life, deepen your journey on the path and better understand and help create your destiny. And you can more clearly see that all your actions have consequences — on you, your family, and community.
In Universal Wisdom From the Mayan Calendar, Grandmother Flordemayo will offer you a spiritual path guided by the energies of the universe and filled with profound insights into how you can shift to a more harmonious, healthy, and happy future for all of humanity.
This sacred medicine of our ancestors comes to us, not as a thunderous proclamation, but as a gentle whisper into the very heart of our beings.
When you join this new course with Grandmother Flordemayo, you join a Sacred Circle that connects you with nature, the cosmos, and the other participants in blessed ways…
… ways that can greatly enrich your life and the lives of others, as you learn to recognize and honor the wisdom of the natural forces all around you.
The wisdom of the Mayan calendar has guided Mesoamerican peoples for millennia, and can help lead us back to living in harmony, and with compassion and respect for all beings,
In this virtual Sacred Circle, you’ll start by blessing and transforming your own inner life and discovering what you can consciously and lovinging bring to bettering our world.
What You’ll Discover in These 7 Modules
In this 7-part transformational circle, Grandmother Flordemayo will offer teachings you’ll need to help you live in greater harmony with all beings through experiencing the wisdom of the Mayan calendar.
While we won’t have time to delve into every aspect of the Mayan calendar, by exploring the seven course days in-depth, you’ll open a new portal into understanding this powerful system — most importantly, receiving deep wisdom teachings for your daily life from Grandmother Flordemayo.
Please note that the teachings in Universal Wisdom From the Mayan Calendar will be quite fluid. In preparation for each session, Grandmother Flordemayo will attune to the collective energy of those present and draw inspiration and guidance from Spirit.
Though there are themes for each session, it’s not guaranteed that everything listed below will be covered; rather Flordemayo will teach as she feels guided, sharing exactly what’s needed.
Module 1: Cultivating Love Within Yourself
Colors: Yellow, white, beige
Key: Law and authority
Nawal: Dog, coyote
Growth: Eliminating authoritarianism and drastic actions, and cultivating love
Tone: 10 — Manifestation of creation, self identity and awareness, revelation, and purpose
T’zi is the symbol of the Dog, Wolf, and Coyote, and can be terrifying with his bark and bite.
T’zi also signifies the staff used by indigenous authorities, and representative of the tangible instrument with which you can secure your steps when you walk, helping you to take your next step in life without stumbling or falling. When a person receives a staff it represents leadership.
Tz’i is a day of authority and learning to humble yourself. It is also a day to be at peace, to correct your mistakes, and to ask for divine intervention regarding any problem.
Today’s teaching is that you can only “move up the ladder” in your work and life after you have learned humility.
In envisioning the climbing of the ladder, you look up and down and in the four directions. You envision yourself climbing a ladder in life. In order to walk as a leader, you have to have gone through all theses steps, including learning to love yourself.
On this day, you’ll learn:
- How to better understand and see yourself through the eyes of love
- To awaken and humble yourself
- A practice to honor yourself
- How to bring honor to your community
- A practice to honor the nation and world
Becoming a true human within the globe. Humbles oneself a beautiful place to be in. — Grandmother Flordemayo
Module 2: The Knowing of Wisdom & the Mental Transmission of Clarity
Colors: Dark blue, light blue
Key: Knowledge and wisdom
Nawal: Coyote, woodpecker
Growth: Mental transmission and clarity
Tone: 4 — The Four Directions, natural cycles
The No’j symbol signifies the brain and the superiority of the spiritual mind as it grows.
It represents the connection between the universe and human intellect and our ability to know Spirit.
No’j energy — representative of the element of Air — helps us to remember the knowledge of the cosmos, the wisdom entrusted in us before we were born. It helps us transform knowledge and experience into wisdom.
In our physical life, we’re continually growing mentally and spiritually. Our connection with the cosmic universe inspires greater illumination and expansion.
This is a day of connection between the cosmic universe and the human mind — a good day to nourish the mind and seek guidance through a sacred fire ceremony, asking for answers and signs through prayer.
On this day, you’ll discover how to:
- Expand your memory with the wisdom within you
- Seek clarity by nourishing your mind with the knowledge you have
- Experience and transform through this knowledge
- Pray for wisdom and clarity to guide yourself
We are vehicles of the divine source. — Grandmother Flordemayo
Module 3: How to Move Out of Life Challenges That Entrap You
Colors: Brown, yellow, beige
Key: Nets and entanglements
Nawal: Lizard, spider
Growth: Inner clarity without interference
Tone: 11 — Letting go; changing from one state of consciousness to another; disappearing; disintegration of substances and ideas; dismantling of the old
K’at signifies the energy of gravity and represents the net, snare, problems that hold us back and entrap us.
When we hold onto things — good or bad — we need to learn when to release them and to release them with love. This surrendering allows us to thrive in positive energy.
Today is a good day to ask for guidance with confusion, entanglements, and challenges in your everyday life — including situations with children, family, or work — and how you can release them. It’s a day to eliminate bad energy and any influences you no longer want.
On this day, you’ll discover:
- How to ask for permission to change
- A practice that can help you to let go of what no longer serves
- How to release and walk in trust
It is through faith that we reach our goals in life, remembering the good in humility without self-interest. — Grandmother Flordemayo
Module 4: Cleansing Yourself of Indifferent Energy
Colors: White, red, black
Key: Double-edged knife
Nawal: Swordfish, owl, toucan
Growth: Warrior, cutting negative energy
Tone: 12 — Stability; endurance, firmness, perseverance
The Tijax represents the element of water and signifies the obsidian knife with a double-edged blade (for both positive and negative aspects). Its energies give us the capacity to cut any strings attached to us — any negativity.
Today is a good day to seek guidance about what it takes to become a guardian and to “cut” anything out of your life that you don’t want, such as overeating, worrying, or stress.
It’s a good day to ask for good health, to let go of grudges and release any negative energy surrounding you.
On this day, you’ll discover how to:
- Let go of indifferent energy
- Eliminate indifferent energy that may surround you
- Balance your actions
- Appreciate both the positive and negative aspects of life and balance those aspects
May your sacred path clear and be filled with blessings. — Grandmother Flordemayo
Module 5: Learn to Awaken the Sacred Centers Within You
Colors: Green, red
Key: Energy and inner fire
Growth: Revealing inside information and handling energy/power
Tone: 6 — The six sacred directions, order of natural cycles
The Kan symbol signifies the celestial serpent, its serpentine fire and your own inner fire. It is the truth, justice, intelligence, and peace in the cycles of time and change.
This fire energy comes from the Earth and moves through us — if we are open to it and allow its sacred movement to go through us.
This is a good day to grow spiritually and develop your own fire within.
On this day, you’ll discover how to:
- Develop your own inner fire
- Seek energy from the Earth to move the internal fire within
- How to balance your actions in life
- A meditation to help you move this sacred energy through you
It is through faith that we reach our goals in life remembering the good in humility without self-interest. — Grandmother Flordemayo
Module 6: Developing Your Relationship With Community
Colors: Green, blue
Key: Abundance and community
Growth: Community work and detachment
Tone: 7 — Balance keeper; stands alone, protects, and maintains total balance
The Kawoq represents family, groups, community, and society. It’s energy encompasses becoming one with the community and anything that brings a community together.
This is a good day to light a candle and hold family and community in a positive way through prayer — asking for the wellbeing of all.
On this day, you’ll discover how to:
- Appreciate your blessings within your family and community
- Seek wisdom from all around you — in your family and community
- Find forgiveness to move forward spiritually
Prayer is the only way. Prayer embraces us. Prayer loves us. Prayer protects us. Prayer is a good place to be. Prayer is powerful. — Grandmother Flordemayo
Module 7: Learning the Way of Spirit
Colors: Yellow, orange, black
Key: Clarity and rebirth
Growth: Resurgence of spirituality
Tone: 1 — Unity, wholeness, new beginnings, all existence
The Kame is a crystal being, the lord that sits in the West, with an essence that represents rebirth, resurgence, reemergence, and reincarnation.
We as creatures of the Earth are constantly shedding — parts of our thoughts — and doing so allows us to create new manifestations.
Today is a good day to connect with our ancestors to ask for strength, protection, and guidance to help us create what we seek.
On this day, you’ll discover how to:
- Find peace and harmony within your life
- The story of the Crystal Skull (and its significance to the Kame lord) as told by Grandmother Flordemayo
- Seek wisdom from your ancestors and heritage
- Listen to your own intuition to find answers within
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