IMIX

Pronunciation: ee’meesh
Qualities: source of life, divine nurturance and support, primordial Mother, undivided primal waters, primal trust and nourishment, receptivity.

Gayle’s Reflection:
Imix is the first glyph on the Mayan calendar. It signifies a beginning point on our journey and represents the primordial waters that we emerged from. The Earth is our physical source which sustains us. Yet she also threatens our very existence with earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes, fires and long freezing winters. How can I learn to trust the source of divine nurturance when the elements create doubt and devastation in our lives? Recognize that it just is. Allowing and acceptance of the process helps one to relax knowing it is all just a cycle.

Trusting is something we all struggle with. Danger, disappointment and betrayal are lurking around every dark corner. Yet we trust the Earth will turn and the sun will rise. There is no doubt that will happen. Cycles of nature remind us that abundance will be here at the end of each summer. When we disconnect from the cycles of nature for long periods of time our nervous systems go into overdrive due to the constant fight or flight response in adrenaline and cortisol that results from living in a state of high alert. Reconnecting with trees, birds, rivers and dirt help us to regain our balance and feel relief as this is where we belong… Walking in harmony with the primordial mother…Learning to trust the infinite source of air, light and water that gives us life.

Affirmation: “I trust unconditionally the source of divine nurturance.”