I am already given to the power that rules my fate.
And I cling to nothing, so I will have nothing to defend.
I have no thoughts, so I will see.
I fear nothing, so I will remember myself.
Detached and at ease,
I will dart past the Eagle to be free.
~ Carlos Castaneda, The Eagle’s Gift
I am already given to the power that rules my fate. Power is and power moves. This power, this energy, is an incomprehensible aspect of the eagle’s emanations which, when surrendered to, ensures our existence within this vital flow of energy while simultaneously enhancing our overall awareness. It is nearly imperative to live within a constant state of gratitude for the precious life-force energy/emanations that flow to us continuously from the eagle.
Don Juan reminds us that we must do more than just appreciate this energy flow. We must assume responsibility for it by going to war with ourselves in a fierce and endless battle to conserve and preserve this energy. Ever struggling against the monster of self-importance is what leads to a warrior’s impeccability. Clinging to nothing; defending nothing.
I have no thoughts so I will see because if we allow ourselves to become consumed by our own thoughts, or the thoughts of another (all thoughts, in fact, no matter where they come from), we run the risk of allowing the location of our assemblage points to become fixated upon those thoughts/words. Then, our minds become full, trying to reason everything out, and seeing becomes impossible.
A warrior knows that if they are committed to their path that they will invariably succeed in reaching the goals they set for themselves. Self-doubt plays into the predatory realm of unworthiness and not-enoughness. A warrior fears nothing, so they will remember themselves.
To attach importance to another’s words, perceptions, explanations, etc. compromises fluidity. The point of being aligned with intent allows the warrior to be detached and at ease in all aspects in their lives and in all dealings with others.
There is no doubt, for a warrior who is committed to their path, that they will achieve total freedom. In fact, if one can get out of their own way, they will come to realize that they are already free and that they will dart past the Eagle to be free. GRATITUDE. INTENT. SILENCE. AWARENESS. IMPECCABILITY. SEEING.
Surrender to the life-force energy, aligned with intent and connected with silence. The awareness you require in order to be in a continual state of fluidity will emerge. Power is and power moves.
Further reading: Question the Answers – originally published November 2009