Tzolk’in Date: 2 Muluc. Ruler is Red. Blocker is Brown. Gatekeeper is Golden Planet.
Meaning or common usage: Water, raindrop, jade, offering,“that which is gathered up”
Associated Qualities: Clear awareness of spiritual nature, divine guidance, self-remembrance, emotionally charged, like the tide, cosmic communication, constant movement
Human’s are 70 % water. It is our very substance, our life blood. Thoughts of ocean waves pounding on a beach, a rushing river, a waterfall are all a delight to the spirit. What a gift is “Ama,” water!
I owe so much to water, above and beyond the sustenance it has given me as a biological entity every day of my life. I was a competitive swimmer beginning around age 9 and lasting into college. Water was my second home. Swimming shaped my life, giving me a kind of sparkling refuge where my thoughts worked through my life, day after day while I did laps. Water was also my playground and my obstacle course for developing both physical strength and character. My intimacy and familiarity with this powerful element bred a confidence in the elements in general. And as my Medicine name is “Spring Frog,” it’s hard to imagine a creature more deeply involved with water…except perhaps the fish.
Our wellness depends upon clean water and one of the greatest tragedies or our times is the pollution of the mighty Waters. How could we have ever felt justified in turning our rivers and lakes and oceans into cesspools? This we must remedy!
Spirituality is rife with metaphors relating human beings to water. Who has not heard that we are each a drop of divinity in the sea of the divine?
Every day is a good day to meditate but today, Muluc, is ideal.
Grandmother has taught us when praying during the evening hours to say: “I love the rain. It is my Grandmothers healing me, cleansing me, kissing me.” Too few truly appreciate the rains when they come!
“When you dig a well, there’s no sign of water until you reach it, only rocks and dirt to move out of the way. You have removed enough; soon the pure water will flow,” said Buddha. (thanks to Deepak Chopra)
Happy Sailing upon Life’s Waters,
Elizabeth/Du’Tsu/ Spring Frog