To be a warrior is not a simple matter of wishing to be one. It is rather an endless struggle that will go on to the very last moment of our lives. Nobody is born a warrior, in exactly the same way that nobody is born an average man. We make ourselves into one or the other. ~ Carlos Castaneda, The Wheel of Time
Toltec is a Nahuatl word meaning ‘master craftsman’ and this craftsmanship extends to all phases of a warriors existence whether it is through gardening, building, artwork, honing awareness, connecting to silent knowledge, writing books or creating the bridge that facilitates awareness between that which we know and that which we have limited access to.
I am committed to the continual practice and discipline in order to evolve as much as possible while attempting to hold complete awareness and my fear is that I will not be able to come close to the level of consciousness that we, as human beings, have the capacity to be immersed in. My hope is that future generations will begin their life cycle already possessing higher levels of awareness due to the knowledge that we will integrate during our lifetime which will ultimately allow them to delve into deeper levels of consciousness through their own commitment to being warriors.
Carlos referred to the Toltecs as sorcerers and warriors. I prefer warrior or better still, seers. He used the reference “new seers” for the people of today who are deepening and those who will begin their journey into awareness and knowledge through connecting with ancient, silent knowledge and bring it into balance today by taking into account all of the things that reside on the edges of everyday ordinary awareness.
Do not become fixated upon the words, the labels, the descriptions. If warrior doesn’t work for you, fine. If you don’t want to call yourself a Toltec, fine too. Decide for yourself whether or not you want to heighten your awareness to expand beyond the limitations that have been placed upon people for thousands of years and if you do, then adopt the practice that works best for you in order to integrate the amazing amount of awareness that is available to those who are dedicated to it regardless of what you want to call yourself. What matters is that you are attuned to the awareness and necessary steps that include erasing personal history and practicing the recapitulation.
This awareness is imminent and a very large percentage of people are beginning to evolve into it whether they realize it or not. There is a higher understanding of the importance of the connections of all life forms that co-exist and the desire to understand why the world works the way it does, what the forces of nature have to do with overall balance within this interconnection and how to best act in order to be in harmony with it. Many people are awakening to the unity of all beings and all things, whether those “things” are within our perceptory field or if they reside as some cosmic force that has bearing on our planetary piece of the whole.
The Toltec don’t accept another person’s word or experience at face value. They have to explore knowledge and know it for themselves through their own experiences. They question the answers and arrive at their own truth while recognizing that for others the truth will vary based upon the experiences they had within their own journey. A warrior will often push another, sometimes gently and sometimes in a manner that truly “stops their world” in an attempt to allow their fellow warriors to see all sides of a situation in order to assist one in accessing the deepest knowledge available based on their experiences to that point in time. Kind of like leaving no stone unturned. As new awareness is integrated it is possible for a warrior’s knowledge to transform and deepen their consciousness.
Toltec warriors as master craftsman goes way beyond the implementation of that which is tangible and are creators of their reality because of the awareness that they hold as masters of intent which is essentially the ability to see and know the interconnectedness of the natural order and how to live symbiotically and gracefully within it. They know that they have the ability to move the lines of energy from their fixated assemblage points within themselves that may have become outmoded, stale and serves no one.
This critical knowledge will ensure the survival of the human species, the planet and the role that we play in our interconnectedness within the cosmos. Most people have, for far too long, placed too much emphasis upon others to guide them. It is time to get out of our minds and into our hearts in order to let the sensory realm guide us back to the authenticity of what it means to be a person within the amazing energetic construct of creation.
Don’t think you can attain total awareness and whole enlightenment without proper discipline and practice. This is egomania. Appropriate rituals channel your emotions and life energy toward the light. Without the discipline to practice them, you will tumble constantly backward into darkness. ~ Lao-tzu