When we live our lives in alignment with the center of consciousness within ourselves, we come to know that our connection with every living thing is an extension of the great energetic flow of awareness that serves as the most transformative force in the universe. This force is the universal life force vibration of pure primal and original energy that resides within us and simultaneously all around us; in everyone, and everything that we know.
This vibration is our connecting link with spirit. It is a harmonic frequency that resonates with the combined, similar energies that invariably produce the state of oneness with all things within the universal life-force flow of infinite energy. To attain this vibrational frequency, practicing mindful meditation or entering into silence allows us to focus on the present moment without judgment. And when we focus on gratitude we find that as we open ourselves to the center of consciousness within ourselves, the energetic vibrations that we send out will be returned to us many times over.
Anyone can try to become a man of knowledge; very few men actually succeed, but that is only natural. The enemies a man encounters on the path of learning to become a man of knowledge are truly formidable; most men succumb to them. – Don Juan, The Teachings of Don Juan
In The Teachings of Don Juan, don Juan discussed the four natural enemies with Castaneda. These, he explained, are fear, clarity, power, and old age. Moving through my life I have found that most warriors are able to overcome fear. They are committed to facing their fears, defying it, and eventually defeating it. In their new states of fearlessness they begin to explore new areas of awareness which brings them to a state of clarity.
Clarity, however, presents a deeper battle, one that sometimes stifles a warrior’s growth. As a warrior arrives to a state of clarity their growth may become halted because they come to believe that they have become expert seers with all the answers. This clarity, don Juan said, is hard to obtain but also blinds and prevents them from learning anything new as they impose their limited knowledge onto others through the belief that they have become powerful seers. They must come to understand that their clarity was merely a point before their eyes.
Communications are a transmission of energy, the giving and receiving of information. When we receive information from others we either energetically vibe with or reject what they are saying. If we are aligned with their words we have become responsible for energizing those words and thoughts. This gives those words the power to become manifest in a small band of awareness held by few or by a much larger band of awareness held by many.
What we are experiencing now is a major shift in conscious awareness, mostly through our communications with each other and with the world. As more and more people discuss positive, pro-active, consciousness raising topics they are transforming collective consciousness to a higher frequency of awareness which decreases the fear and despair of the predatory realm. This is why it is so important to be impeccable with your word, as both don Juan and Don Miguel Ruiz explained. Words create thought forms and the energy of those thought forms will increase as those thought forms are acknowledged and accepted by others. If we are energizing a positive thought form we are increasing the energetic frequency of that concept. Likewise, if we place our energy on a negative thought form, we are providing it the power it needs to increase.
As you descend into the heart and substance of the Earth, you will find Spirit alive and shining, waiting to assist you in your conscious upliftment. The gift of a connection with nature is the ability to communicate with and benefit from the great wisdom that awaits you there and to awaken yourself through that communion to a new level of being. ~ Brooke Medicine Eagle, The Last Ghost Dance
The power of the earth is unparalleled. For the past twenty years of my life I have been integrating the awareness of the Toltec path with the beauty of the sweat lodge space or temazcal as it is known in Latin American countries. The essential components of the sweat lodge are the four elements; earth, water, air, and fire. The essential components of the Toltec path are shifting the assemblage point from its fixated position in order to connect with intent and perceive in a new and more authentic manner. The joining of these two beautiful paths creates a bridge and the ability to connect with emptiness, silent knowledge, intent, the infinite mystery and the awesome awareness of the earth.
You’re thinking that the double is what the word says; a double, or another you. I chose those words in order to describe it. The double is oneself and cannot be faced in any other way. – Don Juan, Tales of Power
When we exist in a state of balance, life-force energy moves through our bodies easily and unobstructed but when we are in states of imbalance, the energy within our chakras, the wheels of energy that reside within our bodies, become blocked which prevents us from vibrating in alignment with the universal life-force around us.
When one enters into a state of dream, or second attention, the double, also known as the astral body is accessed. It is when we enter into stillness and silence that we are able to make this connection, allowing us to see and become aware of the things that prevent us from moving forward with discovering or fully living our life’s purpose. When we become aligned with our double we become open to the energies that are essential for both effective action and manifestation of our goals and dreams because it is here that we are immersed within the entire body of conscious energy to which we are all directly connected. When we are able to focus our attention in this realm of existence we discover that our thoughts begin to take form. We are now aware that the entire creation of the cosmos is an act of creation and that we, ourselves, are creators.
Only if one loves this earth with unbending passion can one release one’s sadness. A warrior is always joyful because his love is unalterable and his beloved, the earth, embraces him and bestows upon him inconceivable gifts. The sadness belongs only to those who hate the very thing that gives shelter to their beings. – Don Juan, Tales of Power
We the luminous beings are born with two rings of power, but we use only one to create the world. That ring which is hooked very soon after we are born is ‘reason’, and its companion is ‘talking’. Between the two they concoct and maintain the world. So, in essence, the world that your ‘reason’ wants to sustain is the world created by a description, and its dogmatic and inviolable rules; a description which ‘reason’ learns to accept and defend. – Don Juan, Tales of Power
Facebook is the constant bombardment of words and descriptions consisting of perpetual talking backed by individual reasoning and justification. Everyone on Facebook takes the opportunity to express their viewpoint from the fixated position of their assemblage point with the hopes of solidifying that position for themselves and for others. Whether it’s the constant flow of activism, self-aggrandizement, journeys into the past, or the constant flow of memes for Buddha, Jesus, or any other kind of spirituality, the attempt is basically the same, to coerce other people into aligning with their position of the assemblage point.
According to Don Juan, massive changes in energy are happening at the present time, which will inevitably cause the emergence of a new cycle of warriors. To differentiate them from their predecessors, I have called them modern seers, or seers of the new era. ~ Carlos Castaneda
As more and more of these warriors-seers emerge, the teachings of Castaneda are undergoing a wonderful transformation. As Castaneda said to Armando Torres, the most remarkable thing about them (modern seers) is their capacity of revision. At this time, seekers of knowledge are forced to thoroughly examine everything that has been said in the past, adapting traditional knowledge to the modality of the time, in order for the warrior’s way to be truly and finally understood by people.
The self-confidence of the warrior is not the self-confidence of the average man. The average man seeks certainty in the eyes of the onlooker and calls that self-confidence. The warrior seeks impeccability in his own eyes and calls that humbleness. The average man is hooked to his fellow men, while the warrior is hooked only to infinity. – Don Juan, Tales of Power
Everyone has the ability to make a choice. Let’s say that we can choose something productive, artistic, positive, or innovative. This sounds like a great way to utilize our precious life-force energy. To create something is an act of power. It is the harmony of thought and action, an opportunity for bringing the tonal and the nagual into balance. Everything creative comes from the tonal. It allows the position of the assemblage to be fluid and open to perceive things in new ways. The energy flows.
Since the beginning of its creation the Earth has had a pulse of life to which every living organism is connected. This pulse has surrounded and protected all living things with a natural frequency vibration. It is like a heartbeat that unifies everything in a diverse and interdependent web of creation.
Did you know that there is a pulse, an electromagnetic field surrounding the earth that beats at a frequency of 7.83 hertz? More interesting is that this frequency correlates with the average frequency of alpha brain waves in human beings. This is known as the Schumann Resonance.