In order to be a dreamer I had to vanquish the self. Nothing, but nothing, is as hard as that. The sorcerers understand freedom as the capacity to do the impossible, the unexpected – to dream a dream that has no basis, no reality in everyday life. The knowledge of sorcerers is what is exciting and new. Imagination is what a woman needs to change the self and become a dreamer. ~ Florinda Donner, Being-in-Dreaming
At some point on the path of the committed warrior it becomes necessary to deepen by shifting the assemblage point as thoroughly as possible to align with the unfathomable sea of awareness. This is more than a decision to change a routine, recapitulate a thing or break a pattern. It is a commitment to align with intent as much as possible and jump into the abyss, feet first, without looking back. In order to jump it is necessary to prepare by pooling all accessible energy and engage in the act of not-doing as much as possible.
The warrior strives to become capable of what don Juan refers to as stupendous maneuvers of perception, and in preparing for this it is necessary to vanquish the self and gain deeper access to dreaming. In order to begin to explore from a new point of perception everything has to change. The hardest decision for me was letting go of the blog and recapitulating all of it because the lines within the internet began to overwhelm me and it felt as though the lines of information I was putting forth were gathering up other lines and coming right back through the screen, through my fingertips and into me. This subtle and nearly imperceptible occurrence was beginning to fixate my assemblage point and it was time to unplug and focus on fluidity.
Erasing personal history and recapitulating at this level works to significantly stop the internal dialogue which ultimately reinforces and strengthens ones relationship with energy. This allows the warrior to dramatically expand their borders of perception. When perception increases and new levels of awareness are experienced, a warrior can only move forward with extreme impeccability and utter sobriety.
As we begin to dance along the lines of awareness in a new way, it is my intention to express as best I can but words are becoming inadequate and I find myself drawn to express through my own photographs and artwork. Carlos emphasizes and I agree; the important thing is to verify it for yourselves, because that will put you beyond the mind, it will fill you with silent knowledge. The mere act of seeing it has an impact which moves the fixation of the assemblage point.
When Carlos explained that the energy distributed through the universe is in layers he said that all conscious beings belong to one of those layers and we can tune in to energy of other bands thanks to a phenomenon known as the ‘alignment of perception.’ I have come to know that when enough of us share a similar alignment of perception we are capable of creating our own band of awareness and it is to this endeavor that I am committed as I continue my journey to dance past the eagle to be free.
I have immense gratitude for all the warrior travelers and worthy opponents and hope to mutually share our increasing awareness as we evolve further beyond the patterns of the social order and into this new band of awareness. It is within a new band of awareness that we can bear witness to a new dream emerging. Creating and evolving and dreaming and dancing. Always dancing.
Intent is the tuning of our attention to cosmic awareness, which transforms our volition into commands of the Eagle. We must be daring to attempt it deliberately, but, once there, everything becomes possible. Intent allows sorcerers to live in a non-ordinary world, and to intend a destiny of freedom. For them, freedom is a fact, not just a Utopia. ~ Carlos Castaneda, Encounters with the Nagual