The warrior’s final challenge is to balance all the attributes of his path. Once he does that, his purpose becomes inflexible. He is no longer moved by a desperate desire for gain. He is the owner of his will, and can put it to his personal service. When he arrives at that point, the warrior has learned how to be impeccable. And for him to continue being impeccable depends totally on the energy he has accumulated. ~ Carlos Castaneda, Encounters with the Nagual
When a warrior begins balancing all the attributes of her path, she comes to realize that she never has to desire anything again because she understands that she has absolutely everything she needs through sheer force of will and her connection and alignment with intent. Thinking that there is not enough of something, or no time left to complete a task, or trying to change something is replaced by simply knowing that when we are so fully in the flow of intent that we have everything we need and there is nothing left to ask for. We take responsibility for our lives by simply aligning with intent, getting out of our own way, and allowing the nature of things to unfold. Power is and power moves.
Doubt may have the tendency to creep in and attempt to take over. Futility rears its ugly head. A hundred reason may pop up that try to lead one to believe they are not strong enough (replace with any of the following: good enough, ready enough, processed enough, worthy enough…) And then we stop and remember that we are the owner of our will through which we have no choice but to succeed in our goal. It comes down to this. We either align with intent or we don’t.
There is nothing to do but trust, surrender, align and in all moments, walk with an attitude of gratitude. I have come to find that the yearnings of the ego and are never really satisfied. I used to wish for things, intent things, even “pray” for things and then, if I didn’t get what I desired, perhaps I’d get pissed off and shake my fist at the sky saying, “there is no divine force working on for the good of the whole, if there was this wouldn’t have happened, or that would have happened instead.” Sheer madness, giving our power over to some force “out there” expecting to have our wishes granted. What self-importance!
As warriors, we must realize that everything comes from within and then take responsibility for accumulating our own personal power and energy so that we can align with intent and become balanced between the earth and the cosmos as we find our place within all things on this planet just like every other creature that populates this earth. We need to do as they do and align with and make us of our personal power, awareness and unbending intent. Power is and power moves.
Even the ocotillo flower in this posts’ photo is aligned with the rays of the sun in its intention to be nurtured. The energy could not be seen by my naked eye as I walked the desert last weekend. What a surprise to see not only the sun in the corner of this photo but to see the lines of energy extending to the tips of the flowers. This is not a manipulated photo, I simply turned it to black & white and adjusted the contrast to bring the lines forward.
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. ~ CC
And even more than intending a destiny of freedom it occurs to me that our goal as modern warriors is to align with freedom right here and now. We have the tools and we have the knowledge. What may be lacking is personal power which brings me back, once again, to restate the practices of recapitulation, erasing personal history, and breaking free of the mold of man. When this is done the fixation of the position of the assemblage point shifts and then a warrior must take the necessary actions to realize their potential and free themselves from the imposed limits and patterns that prevent them from achieving their goals.
Take a risk! Get out of the trap of self-reflection and dare to perceive all that is humanly possible! A warrior of knowledge makes an effort to be authentic, and he won’t accept any compromises, because the object of his fight is total freedom. ~ Carlos Castaneda