For don Juan, sorcery was the act of embodying some specialized theoretical and practical premises about the nature and role of perception in molding the universe around us. ~ Carlos Castaneda, The Art of Dreaming
Evolution begins with inner silence. When we take the time to sit in stillness and connect with the earth we begin to connect to the intricate energetic web of the universe of which we are all a part; of which we emerged! To evolve, one must have command over the totality of oneself. This means that you encounter power by removing yourself from the concerns of the “group mind” and replace them with decisions of power and strategies that bring you to awareness. It involves practicing silence to overcome the domestic condition of having membership in a social group and removing yourself as a hostage in another person’s inventory with an obligation to uphold an image before others. You are an autonomous, individual who has come to realize that your next step is to liberate and evolve your consciousness. If you choose not to, you may remain stuck within a loop of repeating patterns over and over again.
Those of you who place a higher value on your own perceptions than on the interpretations of others have access to more informational awareness that is interconnected with the true alignment of intent than the mostly faulty descriptions of reality that have been provided to you.
The only thing that prevents humans from evolving into states of consistent, heightened awareness and transcendence of human limitations is themselves. It is so easy to consistently fall back into the stories and patterns that one has been taught to perceive! The force behind collective coercion is so strong and yet, a warrior comes to recognize when they need to put everything on hold to connect once again with the deep universal awareness that they can collect and assemble from silent knowledge. If you are resonating with this you can now look deeply into the abyss in order to determine how to best become free from the paradigmatic structures that have successfully kept you bound to modalities that no longer serve you and ultimately prevent you from living your life in complete freedom; uncomplicated, joyful and beautiful freedom.
Your commitment to evolve must be to yourself, not to another. Once the decision has been made, you become excited with the possibility of recreating yourself and can fully immerse yourself in a state of constant creation and co-creation. The only “sustainable” creations are the ones within which the creators themselves are that very act of creation. Creation with conscious intent! It is at this juncture that one decides whether to find solace in the security of her routines or to jump into the abyss; the very act of committing to connect with the creative conscious awareness from which you emerged in the first place.
As you release your limiting beliefs, you begin to strengthen your energetic configuration. As you strengthen your energetic configuration, you begin to evolve. You become open with the opportunity to align with the pulse of the earth in balance with universal life force energies for your evolution. It is your destiny to evolve and in those moments of evolution you will come to know the Nagual itself.
We are perceivers. The world that we perceive, though, is an illusion. It was created by a description that was told to us since the moment we were born. ~ Don Juan, Tales of Power