Written by Uros Muluk
Native Names: CABAN [ca ban'], NOJ
Common Mayan Usage: Earth force, incense
Qualities: centeredness, synergy, synchronicity, Earth force, galactic alignment, Earth keeper, fluid world resonance, clue tracking, crystal healing, shield
Symbols: rainbow, white lion, whale, coyote
Shadow Wisdom: focusing on past and future, not being in the present moment; overinterpreting signs, symbols, dreams, and visions; jumping to conclusions; nonidentification with earthly existence
Shadow Transformation: Be centered in the present moment. Observe without drawing conclusions. Allow the larger pattern to emerge. Remember your choice to come to Earth in this unique time of transformation.
Harmonic Wisdom: tone
Mudra: fingers and thumbs of both hands touching to form a triangular shape, moving from the lower chakras to the crown above the head, then to the heart chakra (repeat three times)
Meditation: “Gift of the sacred unis mundi, eye of the centaur, sacred loop of the ouroboros, circle of fifths, be complete in me.”
Affirmation: “I am aligned with my centre, Earth force aligned with cosmic force.”
Caban is the access point to your natural alignment with Earth force. It is the unis mundi, the point of perfect centeredness in the eternal present from which all alignment and magic manifest. Your center, the Earth center, is the secret of gravity's magnetizing force. Caban is the channel of harmonic synchronization that is aligned with the galactic heart. From the center point within self, you align with this galactic center and connect through your own crystalline structure to the larger crystal grid network. To keep this channel of synchronization open, connect to the elemental energies of earth, air, fire and water, and the seven directional guardians.
Cosmic consciousness is not just “out there”; it is also resonating within you. Be sacramentally rooted where you are. You are made of the Earth! Look through the “eyes” in your feet. Your body is the present focus of your consciousness - through it all gifts are received. Remember, too, that your environment is alive and reacts to your awareness of it; therefore, the way you perceive the Earth and your physical form affects the information you receive.
Caban is a symbol of the Earth keeper, the keeper of the garden, the shaman/healer who, through reverence for all life, heals and sanctifies the Earth. Earth keepers preserve the harmonic relationship with nature by connecting to the wisdom held in matter. In Latin, mater means “mother.” As you bring light into yourself, you bring light into matter. You and the Earth both contain the holographic seed of the new consciousness emerging.
Sit in simple relationship to the Earth, like a poet enraptured in a forest. Be rooted where you are now. Out of synergistic centeredness, you will receive your greatest desires and open to the full flowering of the mystic power of the universe. This synchronization can be seen as the alignment of your personal myth with the greater myth of our times. Myth is the framework or “story” in which the truth of the cosmos is revealed in symbolic form. Utilize it to catalyze your unfolding alignment.
Caban also represents the synergistic workings of destiny that bring people together for common spiritual purposes, as well as the synergy that becomes possible through shared intent. Synergy is the collective expression of individual harmony, the union of different parts in which the whole is exponentially greater than the sum of its parts. When two or more come together in synergy, the resonant vortices between the Earth, the galaxies, and divine archetypal energies are aligned, and all things become possible.
In the shadow of Caban it may seem difficult to be in the present moment. Instead of being tuned into “channel central,” you may be tuned into the channel for shopping lists, relationship dramas, fantasies, regrets about the past, and worries about the future. Center yourself in the present moment! This is where you can most beneficially observe the synchronicities and revelations about your personal pattern and larger purpose. From here your mind can learn to be keenly observant, allowing the larger pattern to take shape as naturally as the small brushstrokes that eventually complete a beautiful painting.
Often in the shadow of Caban, you may feel “out of sync” with the world around you. If you feel physically, mentally, or emotionally “off,” remember that you may actually be in a process of realignment. Allow for synchronization with the new, expanding pattern. Affirm: “I am one with the galactic heartbeat that aligns the core of my being into the crystalline core of Earth and through all realities and dimensional fields.”
Another shadow of Caban is being disassociated from the Earth and your body. Are you overidentified with seeing yourself as a star being, an alien, or a walk-in? Everyone on this planet is both an Earth child and a celestial being! Remember that your issues create judgment of your earthly existence and your personal growth process. Remember that you chose to assist in the Earth's transformation at this time, in order to utilize the unique benefits of this experience for your own spiritual unfoldment. Embrace this opportunity to explore and discover and to work through any denial or issues of your physical, earthly self. Strive to transform all crystallized thoughts, beliefs, and judgments into fluid consciousness. By accepting your physical form and your growth process in the world, you access a hub of centeredness out of which all the truth and magic of the universe unfold.
Take off your shoes. Touch the one Earth. Find a place to dance with the sacred hoop of life. Contribute your vision as an awakened member of the global rainbow family!
Sit in relationship with the energies of the Earth, as a shaman would sit in a forest. Take time to listen to the information being transmitted through your feet. Walk into your life. Find and do what gives you joy. From this place of centeredness, magical happenings spring and synchronicity abounds, helping you to access clues to the cosmic puzzle.
Remember, you hold the Earth within you. You are the global family, the deeper of the Earth's garden.
All above excerpts are taken from my most close-hearted spiritual guidebook, The Mayan Oracle – Return Path to the Stars by Ariel Spilsbury & Michael Bryner. Written in the true language of the One Heart, this is my most highly recommended book in the Universe to practice with!