The universe, and for that matter all universes, is filled with unfathomable mystery. We are bound by the perceptions and conditions we choose every day, often unconsciously. This Gordion knot of being is something we have tried for years, centuries, to unravel only to discover there is more to unravel. It is the warrior’s mission, duty, and delight to unravel those mysteries. We value freedom as a central core but cannot define nor even grasp what freedom is. That is the greatest paradox. To seek freedom, to desire it in all its manifest forms is to watch it constantly slip through our fingers. For it is grasping and clawing and fighting for freedom that inevitably become the net we get tangled in every day. We are just free.
Posts Tagged ‘The Rule’
Stalker, dreamer, man of action, man of knowledge, assistant, one behind the scenes, northern woman, southern woman, eastern woman, western woman, double, nagual, courier, seer…. The terms we find in the Eagle’s Gift are as cryptic as they can be confusing. The rule of the nagual is a map and a distraction. When Carlos Casteneda wrote this chapter whose roots are in the very genetic core of human awareness, it was surely the most difficult thing to lose upon the world. The warrior of freedom accepts the rule completely because it is a map to freedom and a massive road block to that very walk.
Some warriors of freedom simply reject the very words written there so as not to get trapped by them. This is a wise move and one directly related to the corruptive workings of the predatory mind. Like an introduction to the Myers Briggs system or the Enneagram the first stage the initiate falls into is self-reflection. “Oh, oh, oh, what am I?” The experience is like a child bouncing on one foot in search of approval. “Did I get it right, am I being the right thing?” But we forget, Carlos was introduced to the Rule in a heightened state of awareness where his assemblage point was shifted outside the normal band of awareness. He saw the rule with detachment and wisdom of a greater perception. The rule was not and is not a mirror to envision our deepest cravings. It is knowledge seen by the seer linking him to avenues of freedom.