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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Significance of the Mayan Calendar

Several friends have recently asked me about the significance of being a Mayan Daykeeper and tracking each day on the Mayan Calendar. I was visiting a fellow-daykeeper's website today and she put the answer so beautifully - nothing else seemed as worthy an answer.

in lak'ech - I am another yourself

The Cosmic significance of the Mayan Calendar has been revealed. You can discover, as I have, the incredible prophetic wisdom contained within the patterns of history.

How expansive our world view would become if we knew even to a small degree what these ancient peoples knew. They celebrated every day of their life because of what they knew of the ever evolving Divine cycles of creation. There was no polarity between science and spirituality.

All aspects and intentions of the Divine plan of creation were recorded on their calendar stones as a count of days. All life was measured in its entirety, past, present, future were part of a sacred "Oneness", part of the continuing of a great cycle that one day would come to completion.

According to their Tun calendar there are 9 cycles of creation, Carl Calleman calls them underworlds in his book, " The Mayan Calendar and the Transformation of Consciousness," beginning with the "Big Bang" and ending in 2012.

Within each cycle, creation has been accelerating and as we find ourselves now in the 8th cycle, we are provided with even more tools to light our way as our consciousness continues to evolve. For many of us, our lives have been touched with a profound sense of awe at the wonders of our world. We've been guided to accept nothing less than what we know in our hearts to be the truth.

We have seen the power of our own thoughts manifesting all that's good, and pure and beneficial. We have experienced the joy that comes from gratitude and how that can heal and make whole whatever trauma we've had in the past or may find ourselves in right now.

To be aware there is a Divine plan gives us the amazing grace found in all the lessons of life. It fills us with infinite peace and patience. We are not victims in this life but participants with choices at every turn. We spend our energy wisely or unwisely based on those decisions-depending on "what we choose to pay attention to."

Karen Majorowski
Mayan Count of Days

Another widely adopted Mayan Almanac is available at

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Bothel Country Village Gypsy Days

I enjoyed meeting new friends at the Gypsy Day event at the Bothel Country Village on August 21, 2010. Interestingly - yesterday was Mayan Calendar day of 5 Eagle/Men - a day to look at the big picture. Sharing such a beautiful day with so many new friends was a sweet way to experience the connection of the greater whole.

A Special Thank You to Dena Marie for making it possible for all of us to come together!

In lak'ech

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Love in a Recipe - Mom's Chocolate Sheet Cake

One of the things I love about my Mom, is that everyone who enters the door is offered something wonderful from her kitchen - this is my favorite thing. This is seriously one of the best recipes in my entire collection - the fastest and BEST chocolate cake you will ever lay hands on. You just can't screw this up!

Mom's Chocolate Sheet Cake

The Cake...
2 Cups Flour
2 Cups Sugar
1 Stick Butter
5 Tablespoons Hershey's Cocoa
1 Teaspoon Vanilla
1 Cup Water
1 Teaspoon Soda
1/2 Cup Buttermilk
2 Eggs
1 Teaspoon Salt
1/4 Teaspoon Cinnamon
1/2 Cup Oil

First - preheat the oven to 400 degrees (that is not a typo).
Get a big sauce pan, you are going to mix the batter in there. Melt the butter with the oil, water, and cocoa and bring to a boil. Take off the stove immediately, and add all the dry ingredients, EXCEPT THE SODA. Dissolve the soda in the 1/2 Cup of Buttermilk, then add this, the eggs, and vanilla and mix till smooth. Pour batter into a sheet cake pan - those big pans that are a little deeper than a cookie sheet. (I line mine with parchment paper, or grease and dust it with flour.) Bake for 20 minutes ONLY, or until it springs back.

The frosting...
You are going to use the same saucepan, so rinse and start over for the frosting. This doesn't take long, and you pour it over the cake while it is still hot - only 5 minutes out of the oven... so I usually start this about 5 minutes BEFORE the cake is done.

1 Stick Butter
5 Tablespoons Hershey's Cocoa
1/3 Cup Buttermilk
1 Teaspoon Vanilla
1 Box (2 1/2 Cups) Powdered Sugar
1/2 Cup chopped pecans (optional)

Melt the butter with the cocoa til well dissolved. Add the buttermilk and vanilla - mix. Add the powdered sugar and keep this on a low burner... just to keep it from setting while you are mixing. By now, your cake should be out of the oven - add the nuts if you want them in the frosting - then pour this over the cake. (The frosting sets up like a homemade MMMMM fudge and holds all the moisture in the cake... will stay moist for days like that.)

OMG - Never baked this for ANYONE that they didn't go ape over it. You can leave out the cinnamon, though just a tad is unrecognizable - just "something" good people can't quite put their finger on. TRY IT.

I'm packing boxes for my move, and just couldn't bear the thought of not being able to find this recipe that I love so much. Hope you enjoy it. AND THANK YOU MOM!