Saturday, 30 April 2022

2 Earthmover

[Saturday 30 April 2022. NEW MOON 20:30 UTC; 21:30 BST (tomorrow 04:28 HK time)]

The challenge of two dynamic impulses moving in opposite directions – we want this and we want that; give me cake, let me eat it. To develop inner strength we must be able to hold our centre, despite the polarity of our desires, to make sure we do not get pulled apart by our duality.

LjL holding his centre
Photo thanks to Justina Vail Evans

Or: Two dynamic impulses pulling you in two directions, neither of which you thought you wanted. Synchronise your field and hold the space; just hold.

Or: You manage to successfully accomplish things in two opposing directions that will ultimately synchronise as one.

Composite created by Carey,
using images found on google

You might enjoy the power building up within you today, revving up the engine of evolutionary transformation.

Earthmover is movement, the impulse towards integration, so it stimulates the mind to pull everything you have been working on into a unified whole. However, as today is a 2 Day, we feel the inherent duality of how we might do that. The practical short-term solution competes with the longer-term, more satisfying endeavour.

Spiral incense in a Hong Kong temple
Image found on google

Earthmover is also traditionally called ‘Incense’, the Thoughts of Heaven. Today, if your mind becomes stuck in the polarity, then light incense with intent to release the thoughts into the higher realms. Give them up and allow the solution to be worked out for you.

Composite created by Carey

Friday, 29 April 2022

1 Vulture (Warrior, Owl, Turkey)

[Friday 29 April 2022]

Come to stillness, find your centre and set your intention.

Today begins 13 days of truth, strength, holding your centre and defending the enduring wisdom of the ages [but on a higher turn of the spiral]; learning how to come back to your centre, time and time again. Learning to move from your centre, consciously experiencing the inevitable loss of centred-ness as you open to life, and then coming back to centre once more.

Image created by Kookie Birjukov,
based on a concept by LjL,
for use in our Enchantments of Life
workshops and course booklets

The Vulture (also known as Warrior, Owl or Turkey; Cib) Timewave asks you – and gives you the opportunity – to be true to yourself.

Accept the challenge.

Strength of mind is needed and resolve is rewarded. Allow in the beam of light, like a laser; invite in a coherent light source from the top of your head, down through your central column and into the ground.

Stone statue of Laozi (Lao-Tzu) at the foot of
Mount Qingyuan, Fujian Province, China.
This is the largest stone carving of the ancient Chinese philosopher
and the founder of Taoism, carved during the Song Dynasty (960–1279)
and covering an area of 55 square metres.
Image originally found on google,
photoshopped by Carey

The overriding message today – and the teaching of the whole timewave – is to:

  • Resist the easy impulse to give in to your own whims or those of others;
  • Come back to your centre;
  • Be the clear light; and,
  • Notice how other people are naturally attracted to you, once you are in that position.

Stay conscious of your heritage, your ancestors, your spiritual tradition and your base humanness. Be humble enough not to believe that you know the absolute truth.

Image found on google, from here

The challenge for all yogis, meditators, gurus and pandits is to recognise that the super-spiritual-ego is very sneaky. The bliss of a truth based on purity often blinds us to the cosmic humour, our universal human base, our ancestral heritage and all that we are product of.

Real wisdom has a sense of humour and is anchored in the feeling of being a human being, like all human beings.

Alert barred owl
Image found on google, from here


Message from Laurence: In the spirit of this day, I honour and respect the Mayan people for bringing this calendrical system into the world. I also give thanks to the Mayan spirits and others who have inspired me, taught me, laughed at me and with me, and who continue to guide me on my journey of working with this 260-day count.

Image found on google, from here

[Extra message from Laurence to contemplate on 1 Vulture:]
What Does It Mean to Be a Warrior?
The full challenge of Warrior (aka Vulture or Owl) is to be strong yet open. Life is often tough; it requires real strength of mind that comes from holding intention, yet also having the ability to constantly adjust.

Strength is both adaptable and resilient. Strength requires a healthy physical foundation and a connection to stillness, nature and spirit. Can we be the authors of our lives and be defenders of truth?

The Dance Begins, flipchart by LjL
[Note from Carey: this, and the third, flipchart were drawn
for an early Enchantments workshop,
before Laurence identified two further levels
in his model of the Evolution of Human Consciousness:
Ceres, after Mars; and Jupiter, after Ceres and before Saturn.
See more using this link]


The Vulture Timewave manifests as power (10 Serpent); and requires the commitment of inner security, whilst allowing subtle energies to permeate your psyche (8 Foredawn). The wisdom of Vulture (12 Deer or Hand) is the power and strength of being, to hold a dynamic systemic coherence.

In traditional culture [Saturn Enchantment*], one is rewarded for being a pleaser. Warrior energy is expressed only as righteous indignation and in defence of the cultural clich├ęs of fixed morality. This is okay.

In the mainstream culture [Uranus Enchantment*], one is richly rewarded for being ruthless and connected to larger ruthless groups. The survival-of-the-fittest myth, which includes strategic alliances, is perpetuated. For most people, though, the reward of comfort comes through compliance with the cult of the individual, honouring the winners and accepting one’s place. This is okay.

Saturn to Uranus Enchantment,
flipchart by LjL

In the new age community [Neptune Enchantment*], one is rewarded for having some personal expression and for being in agreement with the collective sentiment – with espousing a ‘politically correct’ approach. This is okay.

However, if you want to be a true Warrior and to live your purpose, there comes a time when the cultural norms no longer fit, especially as you get older.

The Path of the Warrior eventually requires personal leadership and authorship of one’s own life [Pluto Enchantment*]. This is tough, unless one is incredibly strong within, as there is generally not much support from outside oneself.

Embrace the full spectrum of society, but defeat and release anything within you that no longer serves you. Draw on the strength of resilient adaptable continuity.

Challenge has to be welcomed and enjoyed, as much as is possible, and decisions must be made fairly swiftly and consciously – and then ACTED upon.

A Warrior is alert.

Earth to Chiron Consciousness, flipchart by LjL

[* Note from Carey: Laurence’s groundbreaking Enchantments of Life model, which maps the evolution of human consciousness, informs and illuminates all his other fields of endeavour. Thus, his interpretation of the Mayan Sacred Calendar – which he studied, lived and breathed for close to three decades – comes from the perspective of a higher level of consciousness [Chiron Enchantment], one which incorporates, acknowledges and respects all the other levels, but which penetrates and interprets from a different, more evolved perspective than some of the more traditional, or indeed the more ‘new age’, understandings of the ancient Mayan system. For more about Laurence’s model and work, please visit our portal website]

LjL, a true warrior,
in a moment of stillness

Thursday, 28 April 2022

13 Eagle

[Thursday 28 April 2022]

Today offers an expanded vision that is one step beyond words or grasp, an expansion of consciousness into a higher perspective. Your imagination expands and diversifies.

A huge thank you to Steve Biro for kindly
granting me permission to use this amazing photo
of Bruce the Eagle on this blog.
Follow his fantastic photography on Instagram or Facebook,
or you can view and purchase copies of his photos on his website

After Jaguar’s psychic engagement with the immediate occult environment yesterday, Eagle sees a bigger picture – but without such visceral connection – while 13 Days are dissipative.

The mind is diffuse, but in a good way, as a wide-spectrum awareness opens the vision. Just relax into it and operate from your inner eye. Allow and accept new images into your being.

Not an eagle, but a close relative.
Here is one of our local Lamma kites,
thanks to our fantastic bird photographer,
Katherine Forestier

Something you have hidden from yourself is revealed; it was hidden in plain sight, staring you in the face all the time.

The vision will be devoid of inhibiting filters today. A great day for a 360-degree sophisticated perception, even if it is scattered.

Bird's eye view
Computer graphic by LjL

A good day for emotional intelligence, offering a profound understanding of feelings and relationships. Insights may well come thick and fast – often overwhelmingly so, forcing the mind to let go as you surrender to the heart and the heart’s intelligence.

Heart doodle by Carey

A chance to release the self from limitation and to move into the freedom that is available in your life, exactly as it is. With no apparent change of situation, you find the freedom to BE and to live your life freely.

Inner eye, by wittap on flickr

Wednesday, 27 April 2022

12 Jaguar

[Wednesday 27 April 2022]

The timewave of Foredawn or Dark Night (sometimes also called Abyss) reminds us that ultimately, as Ram Dass says, there is nowhere to stand, no place of permanence.

Composite created by Carey
using images found on google

If we are not careful, this information can lead to a sense of nihilism. However, a fuller understanding allows for both an emptiness – the clarity of detachment – and a recognition that we are constantly being asked to choose our life.

All is movement, all is in flux, and therefore we traverse a terrain that requires our alertness and our responsiveness.

Today, 12 Jaguar, understanding yourself as an underworld creature, you prowl with pleasure for you fear no evil. No, not because you are the meanest son-of-a-bitch in the whole damn valley, but because you are a player in the game. All systems are switched on, ramping up the alertness of your psychic field as it extends out into the jungle.

Fractal Jaguar
Image found on Pinterest,
saved from here

A good day for emotionally intelligent instincts as you traverse through shadowy realms, feeling empowered and vital, present in the game of life. Today you can understand the underworld within you, as well as that within the world.

Also, today you can become conscious of the different spaces you inhabit: your house, the different rooms in your home and your urban locality, as well as your head- and emotional-space. Each space has a specific function and feel, and enables a specific experience.

Move consciously through the different doorways that would normally be traversed. Become conscious of each separate space today.


Power and the Benevolent Path
What is power? Power is the energy of the collective consciousness and the environment, which expands by degree into eternity and infinity. Power cannot be owned by an individual, it can only be used.

Image found on google,
from here

If an individual tries to own power, then it will destroy them. By its very nature, power cannot be contained. One person is too small a vehicle for the power. Power is energy – always moving, growing and expanding. We can use or borrow power, but only to pass it on.

As sovereign beings, we can be conduits for power, so that we may empower others.

Baby LjL prowling with pleasure;
always a conduit for power so that he could empower others.
Composite created by Carey

Tuesday, 26 April 2022

11 Reed (Skywalker)

[Tuesday 26 April 2022]

Open Doors

Tune into the Mayan energy today and the open doors. The doors between the Heavens, Earth and the essence of Nature are accessible today. The doors can be seen and the doors are open. Your task today is to recognise the opening.

Doorway to Heaven,
image found on Pinterest

Moving up and down reality, we modify and adapt what comes into our soul, our home and our sanctuary.

Today doors to the sky open up. Great beings are looking down from beyond at your life and you might be looking up at them.

Doorway to Heaven, Indonesia
Image found on Pinterest

Or: You have your spacesuit on and are hopping through multidimensional realms.

Today is a day of exploration of ideas. Let part of the mind go into free fall – or, should we say, free rise and free association. Expand your mind; consider more for your life.

Created by Carey,
based on a family photo

Do not seek easy conclusions today. Just follow the inspiration up and down the scale from Earth to Heaven, so as to open the Stargate, the portal between the abstract and the practical, or the mind–body connective tunnel. There will be some natural integration within yourself from this movement of mind.

Allow for a split-screen perspective and some detachment from the mundane.

LjL moving through the doorway

However, as with all Reed (aka Skywalker) days, we are asked to give thanks for our home, family and food. Though the mind wants to roam free, we also have to accommodate the practicals.

Be strong enough to follow the inspiration, whilst flexible enough to recognise your role within the community.

Skydoor,
image originally found
on google

The dissonant distractions that interrupt your thinking will be the open doors which will actually allow you to receive higher truths.

What adjustment is being made today within your psyche?

This is also a good day for prayers of gratitude that ensure our future lives on Earth.

Between Heaven and Earth,
gratitude to Caroline Vail

Monday, 25 April 2022

10 Good Road (Human, Grass, Long Good Road)

[Monday 25 April 2022]

A Trajectory of Consciousness and a Future Opens Up 

Today challenges old concepts of reality. Are you able to explore the edge of what we call reality? Can you keep your awareness open to experience the dreamscape that saturates the world?

Dreamscape, free wallpaper image from here

Today show us the merging of subjective and objective realities, where imagination and physics meet. 

A tangible sense of solidity based on emptiness, as in your being-ness is the cup or container for consciousness; the abundance of not wanting for ‘Ye shall not want’; the abundance of not clinging or demanding, for ‘Ye are the chalice and the road ahead is expectancy.’

Chalice greeting card
designed by G Bain
Image found on google

A good day to recognise that all human experience, through all stages of consciousness and all human endeavour, is of itself inherently good for those having the experience. All is good and all is empty, in the Buddhist sense.

Although we know that there are consequences to everything, and that purely selfish pleasures – especially of the extreme kind – are destructive to other people (as well as to ourselves), we can recognise that everything that everyone does is motivated by enjoyment.

All is good, all is empty

Enjoyment evolves as we evolve.

Today is a day when we can access the transcendental amorality of all desires, not so that we give permission to the dark, vile and destructive self-serving actions that take place, but merely to expand our perception and acceptance to become more open to what life actually is.

Noosphere,
another image by one of LjL's favourite artists,
Tatiana Plakhova, from here

A day where we let go of battling so as to become more open and trusting of life and of the inherent divinity in all life.

This expansive opening of the psyche brings more benevolence, abundance and community connection into our world.

Expansive Opening of the Psyche,
flipchart by LjL

Acceptance overcomes struggle and light dissolves darkness. The deep heartfelt acceptance of what is enables the good, the true and the beautiful to supersede the bad, the false and the ugly.

For what is life, when viewed from 10 Good Road? It is the ever-expanding journey of life from the lesser to the greater, the ever-expanding discovery of more, the ever-expanding increase in the enjoyment of life by Life.

Enjoy, be free;
image originally found on google,
photoshopped by Carey

Sunday, 24 April 2022

9 Monkey

[Sunday 24 April 2022]

Monkey trickster wakes up to the dirty games of the world and human nature, but with his edgy humour we are challenged not to take the tricks too seriously.

Snow Monkeys in Japan enjoying the hot springs
Photo © EPA, but found on Pinterest

Life is an Enchantment; existence materialises through stories. The illusion is the idea of permanence as we experience god’s dream as it passes through us.

You can change direction.

Today, retrieve any Monkey energy that has slipped away in recent years. Access your creative, wickedly funny yet conscious self.

Image found on google,
from the book, Monkey: A Trickster Tale from India,
by Gerald McDermott

Call upon the soul to recall your creative spirit, your playful yet resilient self that enlivens and stimulates, and which can craft a life of joy and vibrancy with whatever is at hand.

Monkey is the weaver of time and, on Day 9, can create a story worth living.

Today is the end of a creative cycle, an awakening moment as you see an extraordinary face of existence in something you are working on. If you are in tune, you will be awed.

A good day to read Carlos Castaneda.

Image found on google

[Extra message from Laurence to contemplate on 9 Monkey:]
More on Time 
The Sun moves clockwise through the Sky – this gives us our external time experience. Even though our clock and calendar are out of sync with the real-time time of the body, the clockwise direction of the Sun through the sky still rules our external reality.

The Sun and the planets, including the Moon, moves East-South-West-North. This gives us our day, month and year. The clockwise direction is the direction of external unfoldment, evolution and the progression of time in our day, in our life.

The Medicine Wheel and the Celtic Year are fractal maps of time; time is fractal.

Image found on google

The Other Spin
The astrology chart runs anticlockwise. The Houses and the Zodiac sequence goes East-North-West-South. This time direction is the unfoldment from within – it is the descension of consciousness into time–space as we see it from the material plane; this is involution.

The astrology chart is also a fractal map, that is, it is a map of your whole life, where a day can be a year. The Houses unfold developmentally, reflecting your daily rhythm, yet also represent intrinsic principles that are ever-present.

Image originally found on google,
photoshopped by Carey

The Tzolkin also measures inner time. Crocodile, Wind, Dark Night (Foredawn) and Lizard, for example, are of the East, North, West and South, respectively. The 260 days are the inner quality of the cosmos.

The number 260 of the Tzolkin is the number that ties together the planetary cycles – it is hidden, as it were, in the cosmic weave; it is an internal frequency of gestation.

The cogs of the Tzolkin, set to 9 Monkey
Created by Carey, glyphs by LjL

The 260-day cycle was the most important measure of time among all Mesoamerican civilizations, for not only did it guide the daily rituals of the people but it also formed the basis for other measures of time of great astronomical and religious significance…. For example, a double tzolkin (520 days) equates almost exactly with three eclipse half-years (519.93 days) and therefore provided a means for predicting solar eclipses…. Furthermore, because each day had its own name and number, a period of 52 years would elapse before the 260-day almanac would come back into phase with the 365-day calendar. This period of 52 years has been called the calendar round, or “Aztec century” (tonalpohualli), and was responsible for the fatalistic belief among Mesoamerican peoples that history repeated itself on a cyclical basis.

Quote from: Origin of the Mesoamerican 260-Day Calendar, by Vincent H. Malmstrom

LjL and his friend Tibor accessing their 'creative, wickedly funny yet conscious' Monkey energy, about to board a bus in the UK countryside for a day of play… Apparently they were being Military Elves

Saturday, 23 April 2022

8 Dog

[Saturday 23 April 2022]

Today is a day for commitment to your relationships and to your own emotional needs and boundaries.

My beloved Sambal, whose spirit stays with me

Being an 8 Day, this energy will follow on from the previous timewave, which was the Dog Timewave, as you accept the commitment to what you received during that 13-day period.

Define your territory in the universe and defend it if necessary. Be true to your own needs. Commit to the guidance you receive and the guidance you offer.

The Ancient of Days, 1794,
Printing by William Blake:
Urizen, the embodiment of reason and law,
holding a compass with which
he is measuring and containing the universe

The vastness of the Cosmos requires us to create an enclosure, a home, a structure – the expanse of eternity and infinity would swallow us if we did not define a territory.

Territory is an emotional space filled with those you love and its walls are walls of thought, belief and understanding.

This is MY toy...
but you can share it if you like!

By understanding territory and the different scales of space, as well as the borders, boundaries and gateways, we can connect to other realms.

The Vastness of the Cosmos:
Define Your Space
Composite created by Carey

The Cosmos is unified in essence, but in experience it is full of separations. We need to recognise the separations and define the boundaries between any given space, domain or realm before we can connect to it properly.
 
This in turns allows us to locate the empty space, our inner sanctum, a place full of potential.

Image found on google

Friday, 22 April 2022

7 Water (Moon)

[Friday 22 April 2022]

A powerful day for evocative feeling, a visceral divine memory; something you tangibly feel without actually being physically in the experience.

Ancient Past to Far Off Future
Created by Carey

Today, 7 Water or Moon, your whole state of mind will be in deep resonance with your emotional body and the various frequencies and issues that are being held within it. Today will provide you with the full gamut of your feelings, from discomfort to joy.

Allow your feelings to flow and you will move through any difficulties to a place more enriching and soul-connected.

My beautiful, creative and multitalented
Sea-Daughter, Oceana Lucas, daughter of LjL,
flowing through the waters of her mermaid soul
Image thanks to Oce and Tank Space

Water is analogous to soul, feelings and emotions. We cleanse and clear our emotions by letting them flow. We pour out our pains in order to go deeper and to find gratitude for our life, which then leads us to reconnect with the Source.

The emptying of our feelings to the best of our abilities today creates the clear water of the soul, which then allows the light to shine through us with less distortion.

The lower emotions are the past, recycling themselves.

The outflow of feelings, if undertaken consciously, clears our stories. We can also choose to erase at least some of our personal history today, so that we are more awake and alert in the present.

Souls Flying, image found on google.
Used as a book cover for
Out-Of-Body-Experiences: A Handbook,
by Janet Lee Mitchell

[Extra message from Laurence to contemplate on 7 Water:]
Time and the Mayan Sacred Calendar
This particular calendar is a tool for accessing the qualitative nature of time.

We mostly think of time as sequential and regulated – this is the ‘time’ ruled by Chronos (Saturn). The Greeks, and those before them, understood that there is both Chronos and Kairos (Chiron) time.

Kairos spiral clock; image found on google

Kairos time is mentioned in the Bible and throughout the mystical traditions as the divine moment, the opportune moment, associated with the crucial moment, the opportunity in crisis.

Chiron as a planet cuts inside Saturn and its glyph is a key. Chiron consciousness is the key that unlocks the door of linear time–space and gives us access to co-existing multiple timeframes. Time exists on multiple densities – the higher the density of time, the more future and the more past exist within the moment. Chiron allows access to the radial nature of time.

Orbit of Chiron
Graphic by Carey

This Sacred Calendar is resonant with both sci-fi-futurism and archaic shamanic consciousness, without there being a dichotomy.

Pholus, the second Centauric planet to be discovered in 1992, rules 11:11, the further opening into higher densities of time where future and past selves can merge with the Self.

Orbit of Pholus
Graphic by Carey

Pholus is the opener of the Earth’s energy field and the acceleration of extraterrestrial consciousness into our planetary field. Extraterrestrial craft time-travel not through movement as such, rather more through changing density and then locking onto the frequency of our planet. The Stargates are density transformers.

The science of time is the science to come. Space is the focus for a materialistic society, but time is the focus for a conscious society. Time is the greatest commodity and you already own your time, but everyone else wants your time and vies for it. So remember and be conscious of the fact that your time is yours.

Pholus, by Carey