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In the modern world we are told that time is precious. We are told not to waste our time; and we are even offered classes in how to manage our time. Millions of people are caught in the worship of this thing called time. If time is so important, perhaps it is something we should know more about. During my research on the Mayan calendar I have become aware of many bits of interesting knowledge. I feel that one of the most profound bits, is that time as a viable thing, does not exist. What I have come to understand is that time as the modern world perceives it, is an arbitrary creation of industry. The industrialists have taken a period of light and darkness (called a day) and broken it up into little pieces for their own convenience and management. They keep it in a straight line from beginning to end and hang stuff from it in an attempt to keep things orderly. The industrialized world is entirely based on the counting of seconds, minutes, and hours related to increasing production, consumption, benefit, and profit there from. I have come to find this concept called time to be very cold, insensitive, and unnatural. In the world of the Maya, time would be the energy of existence and it is measured by the cycle of light to dark and back to light, to begin again. This cycle is called KIN. It could be considered the equivalent of the modern day as far as time is concerned, but to the Maya it is considered sacred. It is during KIN that plants grow and provide food; the rains fall and rivers run; babies are born and people live and die. It is the recording of KIN and multiples thereof that is found in the calendars. By studying the changing patterns of KIN connected to the movement of light in their universe the Maya priests became the masters of their world. The ancient Maya understood that KIN was the primary cycle of life and that the cosmos and this Earth within it move in cycles that are flexible and infinite in their repetition. They created their calendars to track these cycles, plan their daily activities, record their history, and consider events of the future. Even today, the elders that maintain the Maya culture are called Day Keepers.
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Ordin Ashlie PhD: Ordin is trained in a broad mix of the holistic healing arts. His credentials include: PhD in Nutrition; Doctor of Naturopathy; Homeopathic Practitioner; Master Herbalist; Reiki Master; and Certified Feng Shui practitioner. For many years Ordin successfully operated a Holistic Healing Center in Florida where he positively impacted the lives of hundreds of people by helping them improve their health. Also, through his efforts and his example, many aspiring healers were introduced to the concepts and principles of traditional Naturopathy. In meeting the needs of others Ordin found his pathway to universal knowledge. This pursuit of wisdom and his passion for subtle energy knowledge led him to move to the Big Island of Hawai’i in 2001, where he was privileged to study with Hawaiian kupuna. His interests have now led him to his home on the Caribbean coast of Honduras.
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