The sorcerers’ revolution is that they refuse to honor agreements in which they did not participate. Nobody ever asked me if I would consent to be eaten by beings of a different kind of awareness. My parents just brought me into this world to be food, like themselves, and that’s the end of the story. ~ Don Juan, The Active Side of Infinity
In The Teachings of Don Juan, Carlos talks about ordinary consensus as the implicit agreement on the component elements of everyday life which fellow men give to one another in various ways. We come into the world to parents and others who socialize us by convincing us that the descriptions we agree upon define the limits of the real world. And that we must agree. This is social consensus, an agreement that we make to uphold a single reality that consists of one limited way of seeing the entire world.
I was recently in a conversation with others about changing our point of view and shifting our assemblage point to change our perceptions. I mentioned that as I find myself residing more and more in the ephemeral world of pure seeing, it is becoming extremely difficult to align with the “patterns” that exist all around me. I know how to align with them (controlled folly) I just no longer want to because it has become pointless and is an inefficient use of my energy. These are the patterns of humanity that I have fastidiously recapitulated but they consist of agreements that were made by others to which I have been expected to conform to; the same patterns that we are all expected to conform to and then maintain.
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin accused Americans this past Monday of “living like parasites” on the global economy, noting that Russia owns a large amount of the U.S. debt. “They are living beyond their means and shifting a part of the weight of their problems to the world economy.” This is an interesting observation and while many may think it is “unkind”, it is the truth. We are like parasites, constantly consuming everything in our path and living beyond our means while honoring the agreements that allow us to deepen the factory farming endeavor that keeps us on a treadmill while feeding the predator.
Even some of the most well-meaning people for whom I have the utmost respect allow the predatory mind to infiltrate from time to time by acquiescing to the most subtle traits commonly found in religious or spiritual doctrine (subjective compliance). What I’m referring to are the “enlightened” sentences like everything happens for a reason; there’s a teaching in that; there’s no use complaining; it must be in your karma and worst of all…Just go with the flow! Well, what if I don’t like the flow or if it’s just not “flowing” for me?
We can evolve, we can liberate ourselves from the agreements that were made on our behalf. But as I’ve stated before, we have to take responsibility to do it ourselves because nobody else can do it for us. Are you aware that about 97% of our DNA consists of what has been termed “junk” or “non-coded” DNA? This “junk” supposedly contains our entire human history since the first incarnation onto this planet and is known as a living library of all knowledge (akashic record) because of all the information and inter-dimensional attributes stored within it. All of this information is accessible from silence and is known as silent knowledge. Sadly, we have been shut down to the utilization of it; one distraction on top of another constantly placed in front of us. In fact, it’s my belief that we have been and continue to be systematically programmed to deny its existence in order to remain a cash crop for the predator.
We have choices. It’s really easy to maintain a pattern, effortless to “be in the flow”. But it’s revolutionary to evolve and it is entirely possibly, in fact we are long overdue if we can break the agreements that were not even ours to begin with. Are you up to the challenge?
Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our minds. ~ Bob Marley