Eb-The Road Less Traveled?


 I took the road less traveled by, and that has made all the difference….Robert Frost

Date: 5 Eb-Ruler is Yellow. Blocker is Gold. Gatekeeper is Earth.

Meaning or common usage: road, grass, rain, broom, point

Associated Qualities: devoted to human beings; abundance, harvest, chalice, open vessel, quickenings; associated with physical aspects of living; road of life; greening and enlightening of individual and planetary awareness; The bearer of time and the conductor of destiny.

Funny how things come in threes. While researching yesterday’s blog entry on Chuen, I discovered that one of my sisters was born on a Chuen day. In the blog before that, I wrote about both my husband and father, who were both born on “Oc.”  Now I’ve come to find that another sister was born on the day of Eb, which is today’s glyph. So I can use her as a reference point for understanding it more fully.

The qualities associated with Eb are quite diverse.  Its simplest, most common translation is “road” and there is also commonly an association with “rain.” In general, amongst most of the interpretations, there’s a consistent emphasis on Eb’s devotion to the betterment of the human community.

For instance:  On the Mayan Calendar Portal website,  I found Eb described as follows: The bearer of time and the conductor of destiny, the sign is supremely devoted to its fellow human beings, giving guidance and opening pathways to a healthier future. …Road persons care deeply about community, future generations and the children of the earth, and work toward their wellbeing. Many take care of the poor, sick and Elderly and make personal sacrifices. They are devoted, quite likeable and hard working. Many are successful in business and travel.

On a Dreamspell site, I found this: Eb is global consciousness. Eb in essence formulates. It transduces what it receives into a more understandable form.

At the same time, in The Mayan Oracle by Spilsbury and Bryner, I find an emphasis on abundance and the cornucopia and quickening.

So, let me tell you about my sister, “T”,…and see where we arrive with that.

T gets things done.  If she is the “road,” it is a superhighway and the pace is fast. In her life, she is able to keep up this pace because she is FOCUSED and ORGANIZED!!!   Organized to a “T.”  She is the list lady. She writes long exhausting lists of “Ta-Do’s” that would intimidate many an Alpha male. She does a great deal of “high end” fund raising for several well known world service organizations plus she has long taught Mexican immigrants English.

Abundance is an integral party of her destiny….her husband is a very successful businessman…and unlike some wives who might ride along on hubby’s prosperous coat tails, playing croquet and eating chocolates, she keeps a tight schedule of volunteer service interspersed with caring for her family. (Well, she does eat chocolates.)  She travels a great deal, and to peer inside her packed suitcase is to marvel at its orderly elegance. It has occurred to me, that my sister does not take abundance lightly or for granted, but seeks to give as good as she gets. She really CARES about the world and people. She’s a very generous spirit.

So EB has to do with being on the road of life, it would seem, and walking the path in a manner that benefits all whom you pass by. Eb’s energies seem to tie this caring with abundance…..hmmm.

One of the tools we can use to walk the path of life is journaling. I don’t know if my sister keeps a journal. But I do know that my Elder, Grandmother Pa’Ris’Ha, has time and time again emphasized how valuable this can be. First, a journal keeps you focused on life’s good things; secondly they can keep you organized.

To keep focused on life’s blessings, as Oprah Winfrey says,  “Keep a grateful journal. Every night, list five things that you are grateful for. What it will begin to do is change your perspective of your day and your life.” And according to the Law of Attraction, this focus will create a reality of continued blessings in abundance.

Secondly, the journal can be used as a day planner, a list repository, a script for the next day’s run down the superhighway of life. “Organization is realization,” as Grandmother Pa’Ris’Ha has said and committing plans to paper or computer is the first step to creating reality.  In fact, Grandmother recommends using grid paper to write out scripts and plans because this is a representation of the 3-dimensional web of life and will serve to enervate your plans. (See my blog, Spider Mother’s Grid, Jan. 13.)

Come on guys.  This world need all our efforts.
May the Eb Road NOT be “the road less traveled”!

Elizabeth/Du’Tsu/ Spring Frog

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