The Mayan Code of the Heart

photography by Susa

In Lak’ech, I say,
Ala K’in, you greet me back;
I am you, you are me.
Yo soy tu, tu eres yo;
In Lak’ech, Ala K’in,
called the law of another self,
sings harmony, accord,
the music we are meant to sound.
It is mine to find inside,
yet it is you who answer.

In Lak’ech, Ala K’in
mirrors other greetings.
From India, Namasté:
the divine in me
bows
to the divine in you.
And the Lakota hello,
All my Relations,
Mitakuye Oyasin:
]I am related to all things,
and all things are related to me.
A practice of these greetings
creates the world we want.

In Lak’ech, Ala K’in:
a way to see
past the separate pieces,
surrendering belief in lack;
a daily hailing
to place ourselves in unity.
I am you, You are me.
I touch, we touch,
it is Source we touch,
meeting in the whole.
Harmony, accord, the music
we are meant to sound
is yours to find inside—
yet it is I who answer.

©Susa Silvermarie 2018

The phrase in lak’ech ala k’in is in the Yukatek Maya language. English phonetics: een lakesh, ala keen with a glottal stop after each k.