1 Ajmak (10th March 2020)

1 AjmakToday begins the trecena of Ajmak, which can be seen as a period of redemption and reconciliation. It brings the possibility to bring happiness, the sweetness, into the world through forgiveness.

The day 1 Ajmak can represent a day of turning over a new leaf. It is a day to start a process of peace, to make the first move in resolving any issues with others, particularly long standing ones. However, this process may require some encouragement from others before it becomes realised.

With Ajmak accompanied by the number 1, we also see the internal process highlighted. We carry a seed within us, the first spark of pardon for both others and, perhaps more importantly, ourselves. Ajmak days give us the opportunity to resolve issues through forgiveness, and here there is also a suggestion to dig deep within yourself to see if there is anything you are holding onto which can now be released. It may be easier to forgive others once you have brought the sweetness into your life, by first forgiving yourself and your own actions. Today is an excellent day to start that process.

I am sorry

Please forgive me

Thank you

I love you

Ajmak is the nawal of pardon and forgiveness, the nawal of redemption. It is the energy of being human, of falling down and getting back up again, and giving those chances to others.

When the creators fashioned the four first men, the Bacab’ob, they created them as equals. These four first humans had superhuman abilities, including the ability to see through space and time. As equals were not desired, the gods smoked the mirror of perception, giving us our human set of senses. When we lost the ability to see through time, we lost the ability to see the true consequences of our actions and thus we needed to start asking for forgiveness. Sometimes even well meaning actions can cause problems at a later date. Ajmak represents this ability to forgive others, the ability to forgive ourselves and the ability to accept forgiveness.

Ajmak is a sensual energy, which creates some of the reasons for its needing to be forgiven. It is kind and very lovable, but irresponsible. It can be a very talented energy, with great ideas. However it can also be very easily distracted, especially by anything that makes it feel nice. This often leads Ajmak to failing to fulfil it’s true potential, although due to it’s lovable nature it is easy to forgive. One of the lessons with regards to the Ajmak energy is learning to forgive oneself.

The number 1 is representative of the seed, of unity. It represents birth and beginnings. It is a low and odd number, which usually represents something challenging. However, the seed can grow into a mighty tree, it is full of potential. It just needs the correct nutrients and conditions to germinate and develop, just as sometimes we need encouragement to develop our ideas.

5 thoughts on “1 Ajmak (10th March 2020)”

  1. Hi, Is there somebody who knows te original Hawawain text of the Honoponopo prayer? ‘Sorry’ does not feel good for me (Hollandaise). I consider it as a non word by now. It isa trend to say sorry here every minute. It is too easy. A native medicine women told me never to say sorry as this drags away the energy (Take better care next time and if its only really really necess. You use it). One girlfriend says “I am from England you know. We are always sorry.” Here we say: Het spijt me. How does this word feel for you people? Lots of love, xSylvia

  2. Hi Sylvia. There probably is, but I am yet to find it. I understand your feeling about the word sorry. However, my personal experience with the ho’opono pono practice is that the practice is very powerful just the way it is.

    I understand the baggage that can come from saying, “I’m sorry,” and I have reflected on this often on AJMAK. What I have come to is that when I say I’m sorry, I have a feeling of wrongdoing, guilt, and shame. Can I be “sorry” without this extra baggage? It’s hard.

    So I have substituted the word “regret”, as advised in Non Violent Communication. That way I do no “violence” to myself through shame and guilt. When I say that I regret doing something, it gives me a different feeling. I accept that I made a mistake, or acted foolishly. Acceptance of my humanity is a better feeling than shame or guilt, and produces a better result for me.

    We women are particularly capable of feeling guilt, shame and remorse, and low self esteem, in general. This is both a nature and nurture phenomenon, as shown in numerous studies.

    So, I have come to a spiritual practice for myself of intending to remember to use “regret” instead of “sorry”. Then I can ask forgiveness of myself and others. I will practice saying, “Please forgive me”, because that is a request of myself or the other person; it is an action I can take and ask another to take, rather than a “re-action”, activating past feelings of guilt and shame.

    I believe that, like all spiritual practices, we have to make this practice our own, through our own intuitive guidance.

    With love,

  4. Hey Brother, I hope you are well.I’m assuming the Highlands are surfing this insane wave with the rest of the planet and hope you’re doing commensurate ceremony for all of us on this change of Guards.
    I just re watched your video of the Aq’ab’al tricena because today when I thought back to that video i remembered you saying something like ” so, that is the Aq’ab’al tricena while looking into the camera with a spark in your eye and saying “good luck with that one”.
    I burst out loud laughing when I recalled you saying that!

    Thanks for the sparkle.

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