The state of no pity is surprising. One attempts to reach it step by step, through years of continuous pressure, but it happens suddenly, like an instantaneous vibration that breaks our mold and allows us to look at the world with a serene smile. For the first time in many years, we feel free of the terrible weight of being ourselves, and we see the reality that surrounds us. Once there, we are not alone. An incredible push awaits us, help which comes from the core of the Eagle and transports us in a microsecond to universes of sobriety and sanity. When we don’t have any pity for ourselves, we can face the impact of our personal extinction with elegance. Death is the force that gives the warrior value and moderation. ~ Carlos Castaneda, Encounters with the Nagual
Carlos goes on to say that when we can truly see the reality that surrounds us, once we have completely gotten out of our own way, that we can make interpretations as far as our attention will allow and that every single action counts because each action releases avalanches into the infinite. Witnessing this universal bond, the warrior is prey to contradictory feelings. On the one hand, indescribable joy and a supreme and impersonal reverence toward all that exists. On the other hand, a sense of the inevitable and a deep sadness that has nothing to do with self-pity; a sadness that comes from the breast of infinity, a blast of solitude which will never leave her again.
Witnessing this universal bond and the contradictory feelings within it stands out significantly for many right now. For some this universal bond is the great web of life connecting all things; the pulse of the earth. For others it is the awareness of seeing all of the lines that intrinsically connect everything, each moment from here into the cosmos. For others still, it may be the awareness that emptiness is form, form is emptiness. From the Heart Sutra: form is emptiness and the very emptiness is form; emptiness does not differ from form, form does not differ from emptiness; whatever is form, that is emptiness, whatever is emptiness, that is form, the same is true of feelings, perceptions, impulses and consciousness.
Carlos also points out the fact that every single action counts because each action releases avalanches into the infinite. As warriors, we are in a constant state of recapitulating the present, unraveling the events of the past that had “avalanched” into the future. With impeccability we must choose our actions carefully and how they will impact the future to ensure that we are “leaving” forward a warrior’s legacy. It is what the Native Americans talk about when they say we must consider the effects of our decisions on behalf of the next seven generations.
It appears that a shift of consciousness is occurring on grand scale that is bringing people into a deeper state of “the push” mentioned in the above quote. This shift is like a wave that has gone out from an origination point emanating outwards and shifting the assemblage points of those who are ready to walk within this higher frequency or band of knowledge. Perhaps this is the push that was created seven generations ago, a push that had been consciously and energetically created to ensure that we, as humans, maintained our alignment along the path. People are emailing me asking about this deepening to which they can find no words, no quoted texts, nothing in their experience to this point that can help them make sense of what they are assimilating at this time. And it’s okay, surrender into the unknown and trust that we are, indeed, breaking out of an outdated, paradigmatic structure that has held us in bondage for far too long.
My experience shows me that there are different stages that one will experience within the accomplishment of some grand feat. For some this “stage” may be something that they have already walked through, been immersed in for some time and for others, this is perhaps something that they cannot yet perceive. And for those who are deepening into it right now all I can say is to dance and create in beauty and ride the waves of joy and gratitude and reverence into infinity.