My name is Carlos Castaneda. I would like you to do something today. I would like you to suspend judgment. Please don’t come here armed with “common sense.” Common sense and idealities are what kill us. We hold onto them with our teeth—that’s the “ape.” That’s what don Juan Matus called us: insane apes. – Carlos Castaneda, Interview with Bruce Wagner, © Copyright Details Magazine – Publication Date: March 1994.
I would like to share excerpts from the chapter entitled, A Dark Force, from my book Becoming Awareness: Earth, Energy, Evolution that was published in April of 2016. It just seems appropriate given the fact that 2020 has become the year that the predator is determined to strip us of our decision making authority and ultimately, our freedom.
A DARK FORCE
The act of being alive, of living and shaping our lives is an extraordinary act of creation. When we shape our awareness, we are freeing ourselves from the grasp and mindset of the dark forces of the Earth, from the predator, that has become more powerful and more predominant than ever. It is not enough for a warrior to fight the predator by battling it to the end; one must remove themselves completely, remove it from their mind, and this takes patience, fortitude, and extreme courage. – Alejandro
Nayeli said, “People have been trained to fill specific roles of being human until one day they may come to recognize their lives as exactly that, the upholding of patterns, which is a foreign installation. When they are able to discern that their identities have been based on memories of the past and that they must be consciously sustained by means of constant self-reflection, they will have no choice but to begin to aspire towards something more. They will choose to stop comparing their existence to how others exist or through the reliving of the stories that have been told to them.”
“So this foreign installation,” I stated, “is like a program or an implant, something that has been embedded into human consciousness to keep people, among other things, fearful and compliant. It’s a form of self-imposed mental slavery that disempowers them and ultimately produces unfulfilled, and sometimes destructive and dangerous beings. I perceive it as a very dark force.”
Alejandro closed his eyes and sighed deeply. I came to know that when he did this he was drawing from the knowledge of silence which enabled him to speak with clarity and focused intent. “This dark force, or predator as it’s been called,” he began, “started like all things; as an idea. Someone long ago considered how much better it might be to settle into an area, cultivate food, and as a result reduce and eventually eliminate the need to hunt and gather. For a while this seemed like a wonderful solution to many people who spent their days leisurely tending to animals, caring for crops, and then retreating to the safety of their dwellings each night.
“Over a short period of time, the community thrived and the population increased significantly. Some people began to venture out, to start their own communities in areas that were more abundant with prospective food sources. As this occurred, leadership positions were established, and those in charge did everything in their power to emulate the success of their previous community. More and more communities were built and they began to increase in size. To remain productive, tasks were allocated to specific people, people who would only receive food or shelter if they put in their allotted amount of time tending to their assigned tasks. Those who protested these subtle beginnings of slavery would leave to establish their own communities so they could function in harmony and balance, only to find that they began repeating the same patterns that they had learned from their previous community.
“What arose from this was a claim to land and a sense of possession, that people now had rights to the land and water and animals that comprised their settlements. They even grew to possess the people within the communities, forcing them into more laborious tasks while giving little in return. The people began to feel a sense of disconnection from the Earth, though in their confusion they probably did not identify it as such. They were unfulfilled and experienced anger, frustration, and loss.
“Fast forward to the wars. There were wars to protect their claims and to possess more. When outsiders came into the communities to take food, shelter, or laborers, the community defended itself by using the agricultural tools in their hands which ultimately led to the creation of weapons. This act marked the beginning of the arms race, a way to develop tools with increased power, range, and accuracy, a race that continues to this day.”
I sat there stunned as I followed all of these frenetically charged lines that Alejandro was rapidly presenting from the past to the current moment. “Nothing has changed” I said quietly.
“No, nothing has changed,” Nayeli said irritably. “Countries are pushing harder to have bigger, better tools of destruction. Greedy desires to possess more and more land along with every natural resource known to man continue to escalate. From here to the Moon and Mars and beyond, the drive for control and power over humanity has become the conclusive agenda.”
Exasperated, she continued. “This attitude has led to horrible outcomes including slavery, mass production, over-consumption, and war, all to possess and control everything and everyone. It doesn’t even matter, anymore, what that possession consists of. The illusory mindset maintained by the people who aspire to accomplish global control has elevated them to preside from the most prestigious positions. Sitting at the top of the pyramid, weapons ready, they protect their prominence and the material pleasures which they have amassed.”
For some unknown reason my mind jumped to envision kings and queens, global leaders, and politicians sitting before the people with semi-automatics in their laps and I expressed this to them with a chuckle.
“Don’t be fooled,” cautioned Nayeli. “The weapons that they use are not so overt. They use weapons of manipulative language too, designed to massage the collective unconscious with both lies of praise and condemnation. All of this stems from the first idea of so-called civilization, of having power and control over the environment, animals, and people.”
Everyone remained silent for a while then Alejandro said, “Some say that this energy is otherworldly, that it has come as an alien force to this planet. It is called by different names including archons, inorganic beings, reptilians, and walk-ins.”
“So are you saying that it may be extraterrestrial in origin; that it came from somewhere in the universe to rule humans and life on Earth?” I asked.
“No,” he chuckled softly, “but that is what most people want you to believe; so horrific is the predator that by assigning it to some outer space origin, people avoid taking responsibility for it and place the blame outside of themselves.
“The predator,” Alejandro continued, “is energy, not a being. Though working through humans on Earth, it is a predatory energy that over the course of thousands of years has had its lines enmeshed in everything: government, money, food, religion and spirituality, education, resources, and wilderness. It imposes itself upon us in every aspect of our lives by attempting to remove our decision making authority and has a hold over us in a subtle form of slavery. Slavery to an illusory world of man-made concepts that only serve to keep those who reside in a state of influence and power, lucrative and in control.
“Those who are appointed and elected into positions of power are given decision making authority. They convey rules, dictate rules, and uphold rules to ensure that the system is functioning with compliance and efficiency. They are often perceived as godheads, people who supposedly hold a modicum of integrity and wisdom and enough false superiority to warrant a palatial estate, sometimes with thrones, robes, scepters, and crowns. They are extremely pompous and self-important, however, they must ensure the upholding of the paradigm and like pawns on a chess board, they play out their roles with conviction for the sake of the masses.
“Now, once decision making authority is removed, people begin to lose the impetus to take responsibility for anything. They simply rely on being told what steps are necessary to follow because to do otherwise is counterproductive to the system. When the system feels threatened, it will seek retribution through retaliation by the devaluation of money and property. It has even gone as far as seizing the holdings of others. In spite of it all, humanity continues to spin, just as it did at the birth of civilization, around and around as unwitting slaves to a corrupt system of deceptive agendas rooted in greed and profit. Blinded to the schema through an outdated and corrupt reward system of unnecessary and obligatory consumption, those in compliance continue to run around aimlessly with the hope of receiving praise, rewards, and increased income. This payoff, no matter how slight, makes them feel worthy prompting more consumption, thereby keeping the wheels of this man-made machine well-oiled and lucrative.
Nayeli said, “The majority of the human population isn’t even aware of the fact that they are prisoners to this system, this derivative of societal existence. The system has them believing that it functions in order to make life good for them. The system proposes that things like deforestation, mining, fracking, drilling, diversion, and control over every natural environment provides jobs for people so that they can consume more. The unattainable carrot has been dangled in front of them since civilization began. And the sad part is that most people are happy with the system and aspire to reach the carrot. Instead of preparing to go into battle against the predator, they arm themselves instead, for the battlefield of consumption.
As though reading my thoughts, Alejandro then explained that the goal of this system is complete uniformity of its citizens. “If the worldwide system succeeds in their cooperative endeavor to socialize and perhaps, one day, even impose a totalitarian world order, they will have accomplished the very thing that they set out to achieve.”
“What is that, Alejandro?” I asked with a twinge of fear.
“A guaranteed food source for the predator. And they are well on their way with the implementation of their methodology while leading people into believing that they are still capable of choice. The predator is positioning itself to take possession of all things, including humanity and the Earth itself. In removing people’s decision making authority, by imposing upon them man-made rules that are so far outside of the natural flow and order of things, they are taking away every aspect of freedom, vision, and creativity.”
“I don’t understand why people remain captive to this type of imprisonment; can’t they see it for what it is? Aren’t they aware of how maniacally manipulative and harmful it is? How do people become free of this predator? Is there some kind of revolution or uprising that will free them from it?” I asked as I grew more and more anxious.
“You must look the predator square in the face,” said Alejandro. “You have to acknowledge that darkness exists in order to avoid becoming consumed by it. Understanding its existence does not mean that you become a part of it. It is an opportunity to examine it in order to know where it originated so you can understand its power and restrictions. Then you look away, letting the flow of Source energy serve as your guide.”
“When threatened to turn over their own decision making authority for their very selves at the cellular level, they did so, no longer striving to maintain themselves as the renewable beings that they were. Their level of reliance on the system for food, well-being, and shelter increased significantly. These humans, who once existed in a state of gratitude and communion with the Earth and Source energy, now found themselves barely surviving in states of oppressed fear. Their ability to align with the energy of the Earth and Source energy had diminished greatly. The loss of decision making authority is the most tragic condition that the predator has imposed upon humanity.
In the words of John Trudell, I’m just a human being trying to make it in a world that is very rapidly losing its understanding of being human.