You have arrived, by your effort alone, to what the shamans of ancient Mexico called the topic of topics. I have been beating around the bush all this time, insinuating to you that something is holding us prisoner. Indeed we are held prisoner! This was an energetic fact for the sorcerers of ancient Mexico. – Don Juan, The Active Side of Infinity
I recently received an email from a long-time reader of my blog who expressed that he intuited “a malevolent force on the other end orchestrating everything” Like many of you, I know this feeling all too well.
When Carlos Castaneda asked for a logical explanation from Don Juan in response to the above quote, Don Juan said, There is an explanation which is the simplest explanation in the world. They took over because we are food for them, and they squeeze us mercilessly because we are their sustenance. Just as we rear chickens in chicken goods, the predators rear us in human coops. Therefore, their food is always available to them.
There are three kinds of bad habits which we use over and over when confronted with unusual life situations. First, we may disregard what’s happening or has happened and feel as if it had never occurred. That one is the bigot’s way. Second, we may accept everything at its face value and feel as if we know what’s going on. That’s the pious man’s way. Third, we may become obsessed with an event because either we cannot disregard it or we cannot accept it wholeheartedly. That’s the fool’s way. ~ Don Juan,Tales of Power
Denial. The state of turning a blind eye when current circumstances are discarded so one can feel as though it never occurred. The majority of humanity is in state of denial. They want so badly to believe that everything is okay just the way it is and with the exception of a bit of lip service in order to wow their friends through the initiatives they claim to take, they do little to effect change.
Everything we say is a reflection of the world of people. You talk and act the way you do because you’re clinging to the human form. ~ Don Juan, The Power of Silence
The dominant paradigm is a by-product of the foreign installation. It challenges humans to comply with a prescribed mode of behavior that does not inherently belong to them. It has been ingrained since the time of conception and is cultivated throughout the lifetime of each human, dictating to them how to act, speak, and conduct themselves in alignment with the unconscious culture, the people that keep the wheel spinning, each of them a mere cog in the wheel.