The Five Suns

Here is the five suns mythology of the Maya’s and Aztecs and Navaho’s.

Got this abstract from wikipedia.

In the beginning there was only water. From the void that was the rest of the universe, the first god, Ometeotl, created itself. Ometeotl was both male and female, good and evil, light and darkness, fire and water, judgment and forgiveness, the god of duality.

Ometeotl gave birth to four children, the four Tezcatlipocas, who each preside over one of the four cardinal directions. Over the East presides the White Tezcatlipoca, Quetzalcoatl, the god of light, mercy and wind; over the South presides the Blue Tezcatlipoca, Huitzilopochtli, the god of war; over the West presides the Red Tezcatlipoca, Xipe Totec, the god of gold, farming and Spring time; and over the North presides the Black Tezcatlipoca, known by no other name than Tezcatlipoca, the god of judgment, night, deceit, sorcery and the Earth.

It was these four gods who eventually created all the other gods and the world we know today, but before they could create they had to destroy, for every time they attempted to create something, it would fall into the water beneath them and be eaten by Cipactli, the giant earth crocodile, who swam through the water with mouths at everyone of her joints.

The four Tezcatlipocas descended upon her taking hold of her head and limbs, each pulled in their respective compass directions and she was torn to pieces. Before she died however, she was able to bite off one of the legs of the Black Tezcatlipoca. From her remains, the Tezcatlipocas created the first Earth, including soil, trees, animals and the first people who were giants. They created the other gods, the most important of whom were the water gods: Tlaloc, the god of rain and fertility and Chalchiuhtlicue, the goddess of lakes, rivers and oceans, also the goddess of beauty. To give light, they needed a god to become the sun and the Black Tezcatlipoca was chosen, but either because he had lost a leg or because he was god of the night, he only managed to become half a sun.

The world continued on in this way for some time, but a sibling rivalry grew between Quetzalcoatl and his brother the mighty sun, who Quetzalcoatl knocked from the sky with a stone club. With no sun, the world was totally black and in his anger, Tezcatlipoca commanded his jaguars to eat all the people.

The gods created a new bunch of people to inhabit the Earth, this time they were of normal size. Quetzalcoatl became the new sun and as the years passed, the people of the Earth grew less and less civilized and stopped showing proper honor to the gods. As a result, Tezcatlipoca demonstrated his power and authority as god of sorcery and judgment by turning the animalistic people into monkeys. Quetzalcoatl, who had loved the flawed people as they were, became upset and blew all of the monkeys from the face of the Earth with a mighty hurricane.

He then stepped down as the sun to create a new people. Tlaloc became the next sun, but Tezcatlipoca seduced and stole his wife Xochiquetzal, the goddess of sex, flowers and corn. Tlaloc then refused to do anything other than wallow in his own grief, so a great drought swept the world. The people’s priers for rain annoyed the grieving sun and he refused to allow it to rain, but the people continued to beg him. Then, in a fit of rage he answered their priers with a great downpour of fire. It continued to rain fire until the entire Earth had burned away.

The gods then had to construct a whole new Earth from the ashes. The next sun and also Tlaloc’s new wife, was Chalchiuhtlicue. She was very loving towards the people, but Tezcatlipoca was not. Both the people and Chalchiuhtlicue felt his judgment when he told the water goddess that she was not truly loving and only faked kindness out of selfishness to gain the people’s praise. Chalchiuhtlicue was so crushed by these words that she cried blood for the next fifty-two years, causing a horrific flood that drowned everyone on Earth.

Quetzalcoatl would not accept the destruction of his people and went to the underworld where he stole their bones from the god Mictlantecuhtli. He dipped these bones in his own blood to resurrect his people, who reopened their eyes to a sky illumined by the current sun, Huitzilopochtli. Some of Ometeotl’s later children, the Tzitzimitl, or stars, became jealous of their brighter, more important brother Huitzilopochtli. Their leader, Coyolxauhqui, goddess of the moon, lead them in an assault on the sun and every night they come close to victory when they shine throughout the sky, but are beaten back by the mighty Huitzilopochtli who rules the daytime sky.

To aid this all-important god in his continuing war, the Aztecs offer him the nourishment of human sacrifices. They also offer human sacrifices to Tezcatlipoca in fear of his judgment, offer their own blood to Quetzalcoatl, who opposes fatal sacrifices, in thanks of his blood sacrifice for them and give offerings to many other gods for many purposes. Should these sacrifices cease, or should mankind fail to please the gods for any other reason, this fifth sun will go black, the world will be shattered by a catastrophic earthquake and the Tzitzimitl will slay Huitzilopochtli and all of humanity.


What does this mean?
Are we close to Armageddon?
You might think so, looking at what is happening in Bali, Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan, the US and Europe.

But I don’t believe so.
Maybe this is a beautiful methaphore of change that is bounded to happen.
Maybe there will be a shift, a change for humanity like we haven’t experienced before.
And maybe it is a positive one and is it ego who creates this fear in order to stay in control.

We are not in control, we have never been and we will never be.
But we can be serving life and supporting emergence as a shift that will happen anyway.

Spirit, Presence, Consciousness, Life or God – or whatever you might want to call this greater intelligence – shows itself in a way that we can comprehend.
But it is much more than we can comprehend.
Keep trying is our task.

I have a lot of trust and good faith in our resilience, intelligence and consciousness.
The cosmos expands and our natural tendency is to grow, to transcend and include.
Maybe with some bumps on the road, but we will get there.

Where? No where, just there.
Actually we already are.
There is here.
Now.

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About Alain B. Volz

Alain Volz M.Sc. (1969) - Social Economy Entrepreneur, founder and director of ATMA - has studied Business Administration and Organizational Psychology. He started his career with Royal Dutch Ahold and has worked with IPMMC and TC&O. For 10 years Alain has been working with Twynstra Gudde Consultants and Managers as senior consultant Human Talent & Change Management. He was responsible for Competency Based Human Talent Management. He is co-founder of the Center for Human Emergence in the Netherlands (CHE), a former member of the CHE alignment circle and founding director of CHE School of Synnervation (currently Synnervate). In 2011 he held the position of partner with the RnR Group in Maarn. Alain is Strategy & Alignment Officer at Dipaliya Women's Association in Tamale, Ghana. In the Netherlands he is board member of the committee for the position of women and minorities in the Dutch Democratic Party (D66 Thema Afdeling V/M Sociale Innovatie). As such he represented D66 in the PVO; a cross party National committee consisting of represents from 6 different political parties (CDA, CU, D66, Groen Links, PvdA, VVD). The office of ATMA is located at the ImpactHub Amsterdam & the ImpactHub Accra.
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