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Entering the Mayan New Year of 8 CABAN
What can Humanity and Mother Earth Expect to Experience

Third Annual Worldwide Solar Ceremonies
for Planetary Awakening

Aluna Joy Yaxkin ~ March 1997

HAPPY MAYAN NEW YEAR! Well, we made it through the activating, challenging, multidimensional portal year of 7 EB. Whew! Take this special moment to look back over the year. We have come so far as a human race these last 356 days. Wonderful activation and profound lessons learned, have made us stronger, wiser and prepared to stand up as fully conscious cosmic beings. Now it is time for us to show Mother Earth how we love her and support her! Stand up and say "Mother Earth, this is YOUR year!". On March 21, we will enter the Mayan year of 8 CABAN, the year for harmonious galactic Earth activation. All the transformation, challenges, and enlightenment humanity went through this past 365 days, Mother Earth will now experience. It is up to us to support Mother Earth as she has supported us.

This Spring Equinox, March 21, 1997, marks the entrance into the third year of a cycle of light prophesied by the ancient Maya thousands of year ago. This year is auspiciously set apart from other Mayan New Years with the return of comet Hale-Bopp on a 3250 year orbit. Interestingly enough, Hale-Bopp will be closest to Mother Earth directly on the Spring Equinox! During the comet's approach to Earth, a major undertaking to re-remember cosmic truth will come to a close. Mayan Elder, Hunbatz Men, along with 40 Elders from North and Central America will complete a 33 day vision quest on March 17, during the last days of the Mayan year 7 EB, the year for humanity to learn multi-dimensional consciousness. The vision quest is directly focused on re-gathering and re-membering, hidden truth of the Mayan calendars. The comet's orbit of 3250 years is one half of a 6500 year cycle that directly correlates to one of the Mayan calendars! This is a profound statement that the Maya Elders are right on time. Humanity has not felt the presence of the spirit of this comet in 3250 years, so we can expect exciting new and revealing information and activation from the frequencies of the comet.

This Spring Equinox has the potential to be the most activating and transforming Mayan New Year for Mother Earth and humanity in 3250 years!

On the Spring Equinox, at the base of the pyramid of Kukulkan in Chichen Itza, the 40 Elders will share the wisdom they received during the vision quest. On this day a magical presence of spirit makes itself known by displaying a shadow of a serpent on the pyramid of Kukulkan, which represents the awakening of our Kundalini and our ancient connection with the Pleiades. This worldwide known phenomenon marks the first day of the Mayan New Year. Mayan Elder, Hunbatz Men states "On that first day, March 21, a perfect balance of energy will be present all over the Planet Earth. Working positively with this sacred energy, we can send it, together with our message, to any corner of the world and correct erroneous political systems as well as personal religious beliefs. This (solar) energy, which will also emanate from the water, the trees, and the caves, can help us develop our seven cosmic powers considerably, to attain great spiritual power. Only in this manner can we become true cosmic beings."

Imagine what we, as a human race, could create if we globally unified our positive heart's intentions to create a healthier environment on Earth and to awaken humanity at sunrise on the Spring Equinox! This is what the Third Annual Worldwide Solar Ceremonies for Planetary Awakening is all about. This non-profit, non-denominational effort, although inspired by an Ancient Mayan tradition, honors and respects all cultures, religions, races, and perspectives. With each passing Mayan New Year, as humanity anchors positive intentions on the first day of each yearly cycle, we take charge of our destiny and create our positive collective future. As humanity awakens further to the truth that we collectively create our reality, the possibilities for our positive future bloom with our most treasured dreams.

The First Annual Solar Ceremonies for Planetary Awakening took place on March 21, 1995, when an ancient Mayan prophecy was fulfilled and humanity entered a new cycle of light, the golden age. Gathered at Chichen Itza, a record-breaking 45,000 people joined to celebrate. Teachers from around the world and three Tibetan Lamas joined in celebration with Mayan Elder, Hunbatz Men and the Mayaon Maya Council. Hundreds of thousands joined in spirit worldwide to anchor positive intentions for the coming year. The collective consciousness of the gatherings created a massive solar wave of cosmic truth activating light that flowed across the planet.

Thousands worldwide will be working with the first rays of the Sun this, Spring Equinox. By collectively adding our essence to the Solar wave, we can bring about social, ecological and spiritual unity. The positive impact of equinox solar ceremonies on humanity's awakening and planetary peace is in direct proportion to OUR participation.

Your participation in the awesome solar wave of light is requested! If you desire to add your essence of peace, harmony, love, unity, compassion, and have a desire to empower humanity into full awakening and help support Mother Earth, to follow is what you can do wherever and whoever you are. Many ask what is a Mayan solar ceremony. Although you are encouraged to follow your heart's song at sunrise March 21, here is some background information on how the Maya celebrate special solar days.

An Excerpt From the Booklet.... SOLAR MEDITATION by Hunbatz Men When the time of the Solar cycle arrived, the Knowledge Keepers and the community in general gathered around the pyramids. The Knowledge Keeper explained the solar cycles and exhorted those present to meditate upon the 8 of harmony in the universe.

After the verbal explanation, came the burning of sacred incense, POM, to aromatize the environment with the aroma of the Divine. The Knowledge Keepers entered meditation in order to prepare the body and spirit for the great journey to the Father Sun. During the time that the Knowledge Keepers carried on this communication and received solar instruction, other Knowledge Keepers blessed the sacred books of the Maya. They would use pure water to clean the place where the books were to be kept. The female Knowledge Keepers spread flowers brought from the forest around the area where the books were to be opened. When the female Knowledge Keepers finished placing the flowers in the appointed place, the male Knowledge Keepers entered and placed the books and all remained attentive awaiting the signal of the Knowledge Keepers that were in the spiritual journey to the Sun. When the Knowledge Keeper returned to Mother Earth, he extended his left hand and in that moment the sacred books were opened. Immediately, the Knowledge Keeper wrote whatever the Sun had dictated needed to be communicated to the people.

When the Knowledge Keeper completed the task of writing the instruction received from the Sun, he rose, extended his hands before the people and began the pregnant POM ritual. He pronounced the sacred name of the Sun: K'IN, K'INN, K'INNN, K'INNNN, K'INNNNN, K'INNNNNN, K'INNNNNNN. The people repeated this mantric, religious and scientific name and immediately after proceeded with this prayer:

Father Sun! Upon the showing of your countenance, at dawn we receive you word, because with your Sacred light we awaken and contemplate all of your creation. We contemplate ourselves as well because we are your children formed and created by you. Father, for this reason at dawn, we give ourselves to you, with prayer and praise and we beseech you to protect us. That your creative light, be good. That through it you send us a bit of your wisdom.

After speaking this prayer, the community and the Knowledge Keepers meditated to control the Solar energy, to use it for the good, and to transmit it to all manifestations of life. When the Knowledge Keepers felt the high frequency of the Solar energy, they engaged a series of movements with their hands and body and sent the energy to the people waiting at the foot of the pyramid.

No explanation of the meditation process is provided because it is a task that is personal and individual. The communication with the Sun occurs according to the level of spiritual development of the individual. It is useful to have a picture of one of the many pyramids that exist in the world. It should be placed directly in front. The person should visualize him or herself at the foot of the pyramid facing the Sun. Before beginning the meditation, pronounce the name of the Sun 7 times as indicated and repeat the prayer indicated above 7 times

It is necessary to work within the deepest recesses of our being in order to be able to perceive and glean the information that is recorded within the inner self. Only then can the information resurface consciously. We have all been together there in past lives when humanity was one and there was one language; a language that was mantric, ordered and onomatopoeic.

Entering the Mayan New Year of 8 CABAN

The next 365 days will be influenced by the Mayan year 8 CABAN. The number 8 (Vaxac in Maya) is a harmonious number that is about structuring and restructuring. Vaxac refines our reality based on a continuing input of evolving realizations and intentions. It is about change - change - change. It is discovering and rediscovering the boundaries between spirit and form. Humanity and Mother Earth will be inspired to try out many new ideas and concepts. This is a year for the designers and inventors of the physical world to flourish. New Earth friendly technology could emerge and through deep analyses of the world religions and philosophies we could find common ground. In a Vaxac year we yearn to understand the many perspectives of the world. This year the diversities of Earth and Humanity could merge into global mind.

This year is also influenced by the Sun glyph, CABAN (Earth). In a Caban year we face the paradox of desiring a stable lifestyle vs. changeability. The main challenge could be about holding one's life together according to plan. It will be important to stay flexible and foster patience with new and changeable life experiences.

In Mayan tradition Caban is represented by the Earth monster whose sudden movements bring earthquakes, catastrophe, and abrupt collapses. In this way we understand that Caban lives on shaky ground. Caban is "that which moves" and is the ever-presence of change and forward movement. This does not necessarily mean physical earth changes. It could very well mean personal inner tremors and shiftings. Caban is about learning to flow with spirit's intention. When one adamantly hangs on to what one has planned without listening to spirit, challenge will result. If the flow of spirit is restricted, the energy will build up until it can't be held back any longer and will break free, sometimes destructively. Being fluid is an essential rule to follow throughout this year.

Caban challenges us to let go of old opinions, philosophies, perspectives, and reality frameworks that have become outdated or have been discredited. Caban activates the fulfillment of unique destinies that are unlike the masses of the times. It is a master at exploring uncharted territories and finding answers to stubborn problems. Caban will push our boundaries into a bigger picture. Ideas and new philosophies that emerge could be viewed as controversial. Use caution so as not to over-interpret signs, symbols, dreams, and visions, leaving only a fraction of the truth. Be open and be radical this year!

Caban is about learning to be centered in the present moment; to observe without drawing conclusions. Wait patiently for the whole story. Let the truth arise naturally. Listen for the subtle hints of cosmic truth. Watch for the coincidences and synchronicities happening all around you. Remember, Caban is a keeper of the truth of Earth. Are you listening?

Aluna Joy Yaxk'in . . . A Star Messenger - Earth Oracle - Soul Reader - Sacred Site Junkie was literally born awake and in the company of her guides, the Star Elders. Today she has evolved into an author, spiritual life coach, sacred site guide, alternative historian, ordained minister and modern mystic. In the Inca world, Aluna is considered a Qawaq (cow-wak), a clairvoyant or seer of living energy. Aluna acts as a spiritual archaeologist using her clairvoyant / clairsentient gifts to excavate current messages from the masters of ancient, enlightened cultures to uncover what affect this has on humanity and the collective consciousness. She is well known for her down to earth, accepting attitude that makes each one feel like they have come home. She inspires and encourages others to recognize and accept their own authentic divinity and connection to the Creator. "Our groups are family, and each one is a teacher and also a student. We work together as a team to unravel the sacred mysteries of life." Aluna coined the term "sacred site junkie" because she is one herself. After her first trip to Tulum, Mexico, her life changed dramatically, and she was sent on an entirely different path in life. Since this time, her work has been influenced by uncountable shamanic experiences in sacred sites of Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, Peru, Bolivia, Egypt, Greece, England, Australia and New Zealand. Aluna has been leading groups in the Maya world since 1986, the Inca world since 1996, and the Egyptian world since 2008, and the mystical world of Avalon (England and Scotland) since 2007. Aluna offers Star Elder Sessions, formulates Sacred Site Essences and a free newsletter. She is the author of "Mayan Astrology" and her articles have been published worldwide. Website: www.AlunaJoy.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/alunajoyyaxkin YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/feelthelove2012

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