In Lak’ech Ala K’in is a very famous phrase in the Mayan tradition. The Maya civilization was a Mesoamerican civilization which was developed by the Maya people. It is known for its hieroglyphic script, art, architecture, mathematics, and astronomical system.
What does it mean?
In Lak’ech Ala K’in is a gracious statement of oneness. It honors our oneness and connection as spiritual beings. It was used as a wise greeting by the Mayan people back in their time. Whichever meaning you believe in, while addressing this phrase to another person, it is considered as an honorable greeting. It is the same as saying “Namaste” (which Indians use meaning “I bow to you” or “The light in me honors the light in you”).
It can be interpreted as having two meanings:
- “I am you, and you are me”;
- “I am another yourself.”
Whichever meaning you believe in, while addressing this phrase to another person, it is considered as an honorable greeting. It is the same as saying “Namaste” (which Indians use meaning “I bow to you” or “The light in me honors the light in you”).
Different cultures have different ways of greeting a person when they meet them. The phrase was a means to greet people in a respectful, honorable, and beautiful way by the Mayan people.
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In lak’ech – Origin from the Mayan People
The Mayan people strongly believed that every individual is linked by the universal vibration. They referred to human beings as “Huinik’lil” which means “Vibrant Being”. Using this phrase, the Mayan people believed that it celebrated the collective sacred being of oneness anciently. It depicts the connection of human beings to spiritual beings and can be said to be the “Living Code of the Heart”.
It has evolved into a moral code which creates a positive reality in the lives of human beings.
Meaning of In Lak’ech
According to the Mayan code In Lak’ech Ala K’in every action that an individual take, affects all other individuals in some way or the other. Thus, we should take every step with respect for every individual that exists in this world and learn to live and give from the heart.
By saying it to each other every day, you can give your heart to others in a very simple and easy manner. You can greet the sunrise by saying In Lak’ech Ala K’in or greet the start of the day by saying this phrase when you open your eyes. When you use this phrase to greet someone, know that you are giving yourself something as well. You are not only giving away energy to someone but also receiving it as you and someone else are not separate.
The Ultimate Moral Code – In Lak’ech
When you start practicing this code of life, you will be sending positive and vital energy to yourself, to yourself, and to others. This energy can transform your life into Paradise by positively affecting your conscious humanity.
The more often you use in lak’ech, the less you will think of being separate from the people around you. It will link you to other people and make you think about oneness more often than you did before. You will think less about your past and think more about the future.
You will find the peace, love, harmony, and unity that you had been looking for after you start finding your home to this beautiful Mayan phrase:
In Lak’ech Ala K’in.
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