We are in the beautiful dawn of nahui cuauhtli (four eagle) of the Sixth Sun, a new era that has just begun to blossom. We must reclaim our ways of Anahuac in the ways we feel, perceive and think as cosmic beings. As “indians” they colonized us. As people of Anahuac we free ourselves by reclaiming our dignity and our will. We are all the center of the universe and each of us has a starting point in time.
Who am I, here and now? Who do I think I am? Who do I want to be?
As people of Anahuac we become ever more conscious of the responsibility we have inherited from the Anahuac of the quinto sol (fifth sun.) They were the ones who documented cyclical sequences in time.
We were invaded and subsequently called “indians,” stripped of our identity, methods and customs. We were subjugated to their hegemonic system. In this new dawn of the Sexto Sol, our work is to decodify our “here and now” and become responsible in sharing these ancestral knowledge so that it may flower once again.
It is important to start this work now by understanding and living the Totonalztin (our sacred birth energy) daily, along with the energies that manifest each day cycle so that we begin to integrate ourselves to nature and the cosmos.
The daily “tonalpohualli” (day count) of 260 days in a ritual and ceremonial calendar, interrelating to the Xiuhmopilli (the solar count of 365.25 days) as it is written on our sacred solar stone, which represents our cosmoperception and cosmonogy from the birth of this planet, our sacred mother earth.
This knowledge of Anahuac of time and the changes of the day and night is essential. It is the base of individual and collective growth.
This method of perceiving reality gives us coherence and meaning to our lives as we discover the strengths and possibilities in each sign of the day count, the same way that each number affiliated with that sign has its own attributes and qualities. These form the base of understanding events such as a birth, agricultural cycles, the start of projects, and daily work. All of this is contained in the count of days. This agenda along with the manual is a tool that helps students begin their search to find themselves in the here and now (nican axcan.) This high level of consciousness lives inside each of us. All of this gives us the base to live a daily life in harmony with all that surrounds us.
As published in the Agenda y Manual Totonaltzin, translated by Iris Rodriguez