There are lots of things that you do now which would have seemed insane to you ten years ago. Those things themselves did not change, but your idea of yourself changed; what was impossible before is perfectly possible now and perhaps your total success in changing yourself is only a matter of time. In this affair the only possible course that a warrior has is to act consistently and without reservations. You know enough of the warrior’s way to act accordingly, but your old habits and routines stand in your way. Everything we do, everything we are, rests on our personal power. ~ Don Juan, Tales of Power
Personal power is what we gain through recapitulating. A couple of years ago I posted an article called Freedom through Recapitulation that had to do with recapitulating the personal. After we recapitulate those stories we begin to move into fluidity where we live in the moment and thus, we recapitulate in the moment. Holding on to nothing, we are free; mindful of the things that could potentially back us up and so, we let them go.
But, as warriors there is more to recapitulate than the personal. We have to recapitulate our knowledge of everything we have discovered, everything we know. This includes the stories that others have created which have become patterns anchored in things like religion, politics, health issues, food issues, environment; even our belief structures as recently posted in Apocalypto – 2012 by a fellow warrior. Suffice it to say, we have to recapitulate everything and that’s why I so often say recapitulate and when you are done, recapitulate some more!
There are so many layers, most of which we don’t identify with personally, that affect the freedom of a warrior and they have to be released too, in fact, it takes so much personal power to do it that it has become the ultimate task for the warrior. I don’t know why Carlos never talked about this because it seems as though he and his party would have engaged in recapitulating at this level but perhaps it is because they had so much energy invested in transforming and releasing the stories and patterns of the old seers to ensure the evolution of this lineage that they just never got around to it.
We are conceived within a pattern, born into patterns, taught patterns from so many directions and then expected to maintain the patterns. Failure to do so has many consequences; however, maintaining the patterns is ultimately more destructive than breaking free of them. Patterns are maintained by consistently giving energy to a system of power. It only has power because of the fact that so many people maintain it. How do we diffuse the power of a system that is outdated? We stop feeding it and then we recapitulate it.
With this in mind, let’s stop the world. By so doing we can collectively see and then break the patterns that keep us prisoners to the stories of the patterns. This will liberate the earth and her inhabitants from a story of false power that is preventing the purity of the lineage from transforming, changing, evolving.
We are beings who are going to die. There is no more time for what we used to do. Now you must employ all the not-doing I have taught you and stop the world. People tell us from the time we are born that the world is such and such and so and so, and naturally we have no choice but to see the world the way people have been telling us it. Seeing happens only when one sneaks between the worlds. ~ Don Juan, Journey to Ixtlan