The Day Out Of Time
July 25th, is considered The Day Out Of Time. It's the final day of the Mayan Calendar... the eve of the Mayan New Year dawns on July 26th.
The Day Out of Time is considered a day of sacred reflection and celebration.
It signifies the closing of the 13 Moon Calendar, a 13×28 day period of time (364 days). That means today is an extra day!! Having this "extra day" re-aligns the 13 Moons Calendar to the Solar year -365 days- and gifts us with an opportunity to realign our own energies.
We can pretend this day is a magical, otherworldly one - or that it doesn't count ;)
According to the Mayan Calendar, July 25 marks an end, and July 26 establishing a beginning. Hence, these are 2 sacred days.
July 25th opens the ‘Day Out Of Time’ portal where all and nothing exists simultaneously. (In truth, this is always the case, but here is a day dedicated to that awareness.)
This day marks the end of a calendar cycle for the Mayans, so it is a day full of ceremony and reverence, purification and a time to extend forgiveness to all humanity. (Ho'oponopono, the Hawaiian practice, is a great practice for today.)
July 25/26 marks a time of beginning anew, both for the individual, and for humanity.
At this time, communities gathered and focused their intentions on peace and forgiveness. The Mayans celebrated freedom, including freedom from ideas of time. This was a time of aligning with the environment, a time of resetting human intentions that focused on global and spiritual awakening.
Modern July 25th Celebrations
Celebrations in modern times continue-- celebrating forgiveness, atonement and the idea of timelessness. The 25th is a day of reverence and respect for life, and for the recognition of Being Beyond time.
What can you do?
You can use these 2 days for reflection, evaluation and change. Like the turn of a new year, use today release the past and begin again, free from the old patterns released during this time.
I like a fire ceremony to help do this. Fire is symbolic of transformation.
You can write your fears or bad habits on a paper and burn them. You can also write about your trauma, and resolve to let it go.
The Bowl of Light is also an amazing practice for release. This Hawaiian practice was taught to me by a Kahuna. It is a meditative/shamanic practice of transformation, that helps clear your energy and tap you into your core essence. For the Bowl of Light, go here
After releasing the past, put your focus on what you appreciate.
Any situation or person can be a catalyst for moving forward in life and for your spiritual evolution, so try to find a way to be thankful for every person and every event. Even the challenging ones. Have challenges with that? Here's a video for you.
For more on the 3 types of Ho'oponopono go here
A certified transformative coach, yoga therapist, author, + adventurer, Kathy has coached people to happier lives for over 20 years. (Has it really been that long?)