Here is Part 11 of Mayan Jaguar Time. In this series, Belit shares more about her discoveries as she explores her Mayan Jaguar Sign.
Who we are.
Jaguars. We are the dark and the light. We are the Sun and the Moon. We are the day and the night. We embody both sides of everything. We are everything and nothing. We exist and we are non-existent.
This complex duality of our beings brings us pain and joy. We want to connect and we want to be by ourselves. All of these things happen at the same time. One of the challenging aspects of our lives involves attachment. We connect to things and it brings us suffering and when we let go, we achieve freedom.
Our dual nature enables us to connect to the physical, material things and still be one with Mother Earth and nature. Even still it is imperative that we learn to detach while still maintaining our presence, our being present. As it says, to be in the world, but not of the world.
While we do have our personal things that we love and enjoy, we must be able to let these things go for the advancement of our higher selves, our Higher Jaguar, we should say. As we become more Jaguar, we should lean toward leading more simplistic lives. We should let go of identifying with the physical, yet still honoring it as we continue on our journey to BEING Jaguar as opposed to DOING Jaguar.
This is something we must do on a daily, moment-to-moment basis. This is important to us because it will allow us to get in touch with our innermost, highest selves. This will bring us freedom. This brings Jaguarness.
Detachment is important because when we admit it, attachment can be dangerous and toxic. Be it to people, places, or things. Detaching will teach us that we are more than enough. WE ARE. This will allow us to believe and know that WE ARE.
To begin, we need to focus on ourselves. Not in a “me, me, me, me”, type thing, but in that WE are the center of our Jaguarverse, that we are important and that we are enough. This allows us to maintain our duality and function in this realm.
Next, in order to detach, we have to be willing to detach. This can be hard as we have been socialized to be in a continual race to get the next partner, the next gadget, or the next whatever it is that the neighbors have just bought. We are forever running around the wheel, never getting anywhere, but weighing down our wheel with our excessive accumulation of stuff.
So, slowly and steadily we must let go, let go, let go. Then we breathe. Whenever we can we detach. We detach, we let go, we release. And we FLY, or should I say we soar with Jaguar legs.
I learned this lesson, for the millionth time, lol, the other day when a treasured ring of mine suddenly disappeared. Now usually, mind you, I would have dropped everything and turned the house, yard, and neighborhood upside down, inside out, and diagonal to find it. I would have not stopped until it was found. In the instance it was not found, I would go around and around and around in my head, literally driving myself crazy, until I either became sick or gradually let it go in small daily increments and then go buy another one…
In this instance, I took a deep breath and said to myself, “Just let it go…” I let the breath go and went on to continue the task at hand. As soon as I let it go and I mean I truly let it go, no lingering thoughts about my loss and my pain and sadness, the ring reappeared, as in ‘out of thin air’. Lesson learned. Freedom has come! Be Jaguar. We are Jaguar!
See you next time on Jaguar Times…
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Previous articles from this Mayan Jaguar Time series:
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