The Tower of Self Importance
Once there was a great leader who was a bit inexperienced when he took over as supreme commander of his very successful multicultural country…..
His inexperience followed after a philosopher/intellectual leader who while being amazingly successful at maintaining the land’s essential values and ideals, was often involved in conflicts at the edge of his realm which kept him away from solving the country’s main issues at home. But he was well loved and had a reputation for standing up for the heart of his country. The country had been involved for years in border disputes, conflicts and generally difficult challenges in its trade relationships. But it was growing and sharing its successes as it spread across the lands. The philosopher leader maintained the best of his country’s ideals. This old leader was steady and thoughtful and rarely wasted money.
The country had a very entrenched legislative body. Their main method for being part the legislature was how successful they were at managing extreme wealth with support from donors while maintaining their own power base at each of their individual estates, which was spread throughout the country. Trade was steaming along, people paid taxes on trade, and the elder statesmen generally supported the supreme leader’s commands. While the legislature was entrenched, they at least got things done and represented their constituents well. The people were cared for in general.
It has taken time, but I think that we as a species are finally waking up to the reality of the situation we have created. We have with our science, which means knowledge, figured out that it will be impossible for us to leap off of this blue green ball in any significant way for many generations. And even if we could we would have to change genetically or adapt to long periods of space environments which would change us genetically. Or even harder, we would have to take a fully functioning earth environment with us as we are products of our planet’s evolution. So we are left with the existential awareness that this is it. The earth is all there is short of these long range adaptations and technological developments.
Second to this awareness is the growing awareness that the carbon age is coming to an end. If we are honest, we know that the root of any age is seated in the type of energy that is used to sustain the systems which we have created. The carbon age has been going for millennia since we discovered fire and kept the predators at bay with this warmth through the night. Yes, I am summing up the last many years of human habitation, more than even written or mythological memory can account for in one fell swoop of an age. All, and I mean all, development of human kind can be related back to the energy production source of releasing carbons through burning.
But added to that is the swaths of conflict and conquest, again all carbon driven. Even now we are consuming coal and oil, carbon resources, to power our evolving awareness. We might have started with wood, but now we are onto some scary and depleting resources of the carbon age. The effects of which are being made more and more obvious every day with global warming, sea levels rising, radically changing weather patterns and the global restriction of another necessary resource for life: water.
So much of our lives is a conversation. Conversations in awareness… warriors of freedom are lucky to have even one person who they can share not only the ideas but the life of a warrior of freedom.
My predominant way of communicating with the world is the art. Rarely do I find words and can write them and share them, mostly here. Female Warrior as many know, is an amazing wordsmith… she has just completed her first book. Check it out here:
Becoming Awareness Book Release!
The cover may be familiar to many… I am pleased to be a part of this release. Warriors of freedom may not need much, but its great when we support each others work… so please get your copy, enjoy the words, and consider the conversation!!!
Probably one of the most difficult current trends in symbolic art and spirituality is the vast number of modern spiritualities that refer to the Chakras. There are 7, and they relate to areas of the body which hold emotional energy, memory, trauma and of course healing and vision. This is actually a current modern interpretation. There are very specific descriptions of what they look like. Go to any spiritually minded bookstore or gift shop, and you will see them hanging as individual units or as banners around the store. Everyone knows they are rainbow structured, and sacred geometry is within each diagram and description of their forms. If we study them, we find out the spiritual, healing, emotional and physical significance of each chakra. There are gods and goddesses associated with each of them and if not gods, spiritual divine energies. We are possessed by the spiritual materialism of these derivate forms and functions.
This is, for me as a Toltec artist, ripe for recapitulation. The very fact that it is a pattern and a structure that was laid down before I ever got here, makes me demand to recapitulate the whole downloaded program. Thus have I spent years meditating and connecting to this system of symbols, sounds and patterns. What I found out is that like all religions, philosophies and cultural spiritual traditions, this one has been co-opted, simplified and is working very hard to distract the original intent and lineage to which the ancient seers created them to be.
Mechanics of a Shamanic Journey
Warriors of awareness are a devilish group. We dare to look, perceive and understand awareness in all its forms and formulas. This is knowledge and goes way beyond words. We learn to practice and our practice includes: honing our awareness, mastering the creative, building fortitude, being grateful, detachment as the observer, energetic maneuvers, and most important mastery of our selves… And with practice comes the confidence we walk a good path with heart. It’s beautiful, it’s filled with so much necessary value. In fact it is these values which ring the bell and send into the universe resounding intent, Intent, INTENT….
The universe is a wonder. It is awesome. At the subatomic level it looks chaotic and random, which in many ways it is. So easily maneuvered into structure and pattern, this wonder soup which under-veils our world is highly impacted by thoughts, words and deeds. Neat! Quantum physicists are proving what seers have known for millennia. At the other end of the spectrum, the super large, the universe is an extremely cold and sterile place with pockets of hot points so infernal that elements are being created every moment. The sum total of all the physical, light, hot aspects of the universe is about 3%… the rest is dark matter and energy or the glue that holds the whole shebang together.
Though I have not written for some time, I wanted to pass along this amazing post to everyone. I could not have said this better and it is so timely. Please read: Warrior Seers
We are what we value. Our values align our trajectory in life. And our values help us to maintain the path to freedom. When we are clear, we can make amazing maneuvers which are inexplicable to the ordinary man. Values guide our practice, values guide our life and love, values guide our dance and our beauty path…. what more can be said… be clear in our values and all windows of freedom remain open!!!!
Birth of an Idea
“Being involved with the rule may be described as living a myth. Don Juan lived a myth, a myth that caught him and made him the Nagual.” – The Eagle’s Gift
Probably the most cryptic and difficult descriptions which modern seers of freedom have to contend with in our day is Carlos Casteneda’s revelation of the Rule of the Nagual. The text is at best cryptic, meaning each element is so brief as to be almost useless, yet mysterious enough to coax a shift our assemblage points into participating with some esoteric information and path. The text is a hook to one’s attention and keeps us searching for freedom. In other words, it works to increase our commitment to freedom as warriors. Bravo Carlos!
But the darker side of the common response to this portion of the text in the Eagle’s Gift is the distraction it creates. There is an overwhelming desire it releases from unprocessed warriors to want to know who or what they are within the context of this mythological structure. (Recall that “myth” does not mean lie rather it means to reveal some deeper truth about the mysteries). In other words The Rule becomes food for our self-importance, self-reflection and self-absorption. It can be boldly misinterpreted as a cultic necessity to create this type of warrior’s group to leap to freedom. And when warriors of freedom realize the difficulty of following such a rule into cult, they often become extremely disenchanted with the whole path and leave it completely. Again Bravo Casteneda!