Contrary to the hype at the end of the year 2012, the Mayan calendar did not come to an end. It is still alive and can serve as a powerful guiding tool for our lives. The sacred Mayan calendar that we follow, called the Cholq'ij, is made up of 260 days (approximately 9 months, which is the gestation period for a human being). Within this calendar there are cycles of 13 days that we call a week, where the vibrations of the days go from 1 to 13, and then start again in a 1 vibration. These vibrations are moving along side of the 20 Daylords, creating the completion of the Cholq'ij: the one cycle of the Mayan calendar in its 260 days (13 x 20).
 
The importance of these 13-day weeks is that they tell a story of an evolutionary process of humanity and all the beings with which we share this matrix. The matrix is what we call Kaj Uleu, the place between sky and earth, where all of life is manifested. In the same way that we have planetary influences (the basis for astrology), we have frequency, elemental, and cosmic influences, as individuals and a collective, that are reflected through the Mayan Calendar and that create a direct influence on our 7 divine bodies.
1 Akabal - 13 Tz'ikin

In the week of 1 Akabal, now we have the spiritual force, now we want to birth it, we have been given the spiritual approval. So in 1 Akabal, we watch the new dawn through this week. We watch the process go from that which was not known into 13 Tz'ikin - a full beauty of visions, the richness that comes from enlightenment. This is not just the knowledge or wisdom now, this is the joy of the vision in activation. Like we see now, the beauty of our efforts through so many years that we have sanctuaries. We have the beauty, so we live it now. So 1 Akabal takes us through the dawning through the web of life (2 Kat). We still must come through the transformation (4 Keme) and into the place of the medicine, the shamans (5 Kiej). 
 
In the middle of this week, on 7 Toj, there is a balance now with all the offerings that have been given: the efforts that have been given to Life, to ourselves, to our family, to Creator, and the gifts that are being received. Now you can see that everything you have done is coming to be fruitful. It is there for you- the gifts are there, and this is a place of balance. The karma is being given (payment), we are getting rid of that, and now we see this jewel, this potential, because it is taking us to the completion of the community on 8 T'zi. 20 days ago we started the 1 T'zi- the initiations through all this story with our relationships. Now, on 8 T'zi- the community is complete. Now we know our placement. Now we know the Original Instructions. Now we know how our relationships are. Now we know what we must give and what we must take. Between 7 Toj and 8 T'zi, we understand that now. We understand our placement, we understand our gifts, and we understand the reciprocity for our efforts, for our community now.
 
And so the community prepares to say thank you to those ones who are going to be giving birth on the 9 B'atz: the 9 strands/threads. This is the day to honor the women as 1 Akabal: the house of creation, the house of the crystals, the womb of the mother Nan Imuxcane, Nan Ixchel, and the physical place in which birth can happen. Now, in 9 B'atz, the birth is being witnessed. This is when the Maya celebrate and honor the women through ceremonies. We know now that the DNA, the matrix, the Cholqi'j we call it, the counting of these days are now witnessing the birth of all of these thought forms, of the birthing that we are trying to do. So it starts to know itself, on the path, on the road, on 10 E.  This whole journey this week is so that we can get to the beauty and the completion of 13 Tz'ikin: the beauty, the gifting, the incredible abundance and harvest in life.
 
 
1 Ajmak - 13 Q'anil 

In the week of 1 Ajmak, we have received this incredible beauty and celebrated the women in the previous week, and now on the day of 1 Ajmak we honor the children- now they have been born. On 1 Ajmak we now have all these children running around, and we must teach them, we must protect them, we must show them the way that the Lords of the Light walked. These are the teachings of the ancestors, to take us to the balance of the 7 I'q, the 7 breaths that come from all directions. These are the 7 rays that are drawn on the fireplaces to show the path of the spirits.
 
In this week, 1 Ajmak starts to make the journey all the way to the fertility and total harvest of 13 Q'anil. So this is like the families- they have a whole bunch of kids and then they harvest that love, that family, that's how it's always been. And so whatever seeds have been planted in Ajmak - whether they are ideas, whether they are processes, or bundles, or the children themselves, we know that they will go through this whole story. Then on 8 Akabal, Akabal comes into completion. 20 days before was the initiation on 1 Akabal, to understand what is in the mystery, what is not known. Now, on 8 Akabal, we are understanding what needs to happen for these children, for these ideas, for these projects, and then the birthing happens through the web of life on 9 Kat. The children must go through the rites of passage through the sacred fire, through the web, through the elementals forces. We need to take them all the way to understand that they will be our harvest, they will be the future seeds of our world, the 13 Q'anil.