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Some teachings by Don Juan for empowering a spiritual seeker. 

( Definition of  nagual as used below; 'Carlos Castaneda used the term Nagual in his books to depict a person who has the skills to guide people to new areas of awareness and alternate realities just as valid as ours. Don Juan Matus, the shaman teacher of Carlos Castaneda often called himself the Nagual of his apprentices. Don Juan, describes the Nagual in one of Castaneda's books to "... Turn everything into what it really is: the abstract, the spirit, the Nagual." The Nagual is something hard to define or even name. It cant be known through words alone, it must be experienced to understand the true essence of what Nagual is.

The Nagual is also a state of awareness, where an alternate dimension of everyday reality is experienced. Some say Nagual is All That Is, and that it is concentrated into a shape known as the Tonal. The Nagual and Tonal being dual expressions of reality and existence, are seen either in the First Attention, where we experience the Tonal, or the Second Attention where we experience the Nagual.')

“Many people on the Earth, who become involved in religion superficially, believe that their ‘religious duty’ is to weep.

“Yet, spiritual warriors neither weep, nor complain, nor pity themselves. They see their own defects and — without stopping to fight — get rid of them once and for all!

“When we are concerned only with seeking our defects and grieving about our imperfections — we miss the opportunity to perform a really serious work on helping people and developing ourselves.

“We have to be able to take our attention off the personal ‘I’ — and to look at the One Whom we love! We have to learn to live and to act by His example and follow His precepts!

“We have to ask Him to help us to understand our mistakes and to reform — yet, we should keep in mind that the success depends, first of all, on our own efforts.

“And the main thing — we have to change our attitude toward events which look unfavorable to us. We have to learn to regard them from His standpoint, i.e. from the standpoint of the Evolution of the Universal Consciousness and spiritual growth of individual consciousnesses on the Path to Him.

“… Do you know, for example, how to master the art of perfect control over matter? It is very simple! One has to learn to laugh!

“I like to laugh! Do you want Me to tell you about the laugh of Nagual?

“Spiritual warriors from the very beginning must learn the laugh of Nagual: they laugh at their own vices and thus make them burst like soap-bubbles — vices burst together with the inflated feeling of self-importance!

“Many people believe that it is weapons that make man strong. This is wrong! It is laugh that makes man strong! The laugh of Nagual turns the envelope of the ‘I’ into nothing. The only thing one has to add is calm and love — and then… There is only infinite, flowing, free consciousness

“Search for personal power is just a hook, a trick which the One Power* uses for ‘catching’ and teaching them who do not hear when they are told about Love… or Tenderness…

“If they do not learn this from the Power, they are not going to progress…

“There is the following law: the Power does not belong to anyone, only you can belong to the Power.

“The Power just is, and It is the Power of Love.

“When you gain Freedom, you just merge with It into One… Your desires and the desire of the Power become the same; your choice and the choice of the Power become identical…

“They who try… to ‘command’ the Power fall into Its trip. The Power catches them by this desire, and they become Its tool, even without knowing about this. They live as the blind, stricken by the feeling of self-importance, and may never become sighted.

“And the process of growing coarse power can become irreversible like a cancer process…

“… On the other hand, the ability of laughing at one’s own vices, making fun of them is the first step to the real mergence with the Power!

“They who have learned to laugh so that their vices, which they laugh at, cease to exist — they are about to perform great deeds!

“The spiritual warrior can laugh only at oneself and never makes fun of other people!

“From the state of union with the Truth, the warrior looks at own imperfections and laughs at them! And when there remains nothing of them — the warrior becomes Everything, becomes a true Nagual; the warrior’s laugh unites with the joy of Beingness, with the Freedom and Power!

“Then the warrior gains the ability to affect the particles of the Great Whole, removing everything that prevents the joy of beingness, prevents the Radiant Light of the Power from becoming manifested in others — in those who entrusted this warrior to be their leader, their Nagual on the Path to the Freedom.

“See how beautiful the laugh of Nagual is: it heals souls, ridding them of burden and pain, it makes them capable of flying into the unknown

“Do you understand now the basics of the art of perfect control over matter?

“When you have mastered this, I will tell you further… And do not forget to put on My hat*: this can help.

“… Impeccable acting of the spiritual warrior in interaction with the Power fills warrior’s life with special acuteness and silent passion.

“And the life of Nagual becomes a manifestation of the action of the Power.

“One can learn wisdom in universities — and this is good. Yet, one can and should learn the higher Wisdom interacting with the Power. When you seek solutions for the Nagual’s party, when you find methods for teaching the students — you gain Wisdom.

Genaro and I are Those Who live and act, and not just speak about this. We have always lived and live now a life filled to the brim with the state of impeccable Love and Power.

“Feel this state of Nagual’s life in the moment of ‘now’, feel that the Power of God fills every moment, everything:

“… This burning campfire…

“… The quietness of the forest…

“… Earth under your body…

“… This place of power, which allows one to cognize the living consciousness of the Earth… and further, deeper… more deeper…, where there is only Great Love and Power of the Creator!

“… This cannot be conveyed to others by means of words. This has to be ‘tasted’: as one bites off, chews, and swallows a piece of bread — only then you can know it.

“Such is the spiritual Path: if you have chosen it — walk it! Then every moment of life in interaction with the Power becomes an invaluable experience for the soul.

“In the life of true spiritual warriors there are no holes; they never feel bored, cannot be depressed by past failures or worries about the future. The spiritual warrior has only life to live and lives it to the end with maximal efficiency, with full awareness of the Goal, with full responsibility for own decisions! And then the Power fills this life to the brim…

“You can be the Hands of God if you do not separate yourselves from the Ocean of the Creator. It is the Ocean of Love-Power that pervades your bodies and cocoons and manifests Itself through them. We called it — kindling of all emanations of the cocoon, aligning their energies to the subtlety of the Primordial Plane.”

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Comment by Eternal Flame on February 14, 2012 at 3:50am

Happy Valentines Day...perfect post...thank you, Sunmover! 

Live well, Laugh often, & Love with all of your heart! 

Comment by Sunmover on February 13, 2012 at 2:10pm

Loving this world, seeing the beauty in everything.
Appreciating every moment as a beautiful, wholly contained,
pearl of eternal nature, this is the world to me.

A never ending string of pearls…. every moment is in and of it’s self a life time,
and when we have affection and let ourselves experience life without expectation…
that is when the majesty of the world opens her petals to us…
And welcomes us home.

Carlos Castaneda
Comment by Sunmover on February 13, 2012 at 12:05pm

LOVE spreads far like living water to the dehydrated soul...

Comment by Sunmover on February 13, 2012 at 11:06am
"You have long been trapped
in the snare of identification with the body.
Sever it with the knife of knowledge
that “I am awareness” and be happy."

Ashtavakra Gita

Comment by Sunmover on February 13, 2012 at 6:31am

Another synchronistic moment.  Just after posting this I received today's Daily Om' seems 2012 has begun with mass awareness of making adjustments and changes in our lives to promote our well being and unconditional  self love.

If we don't change what isn't working in our lives, we will continually have the same day over and over again.

We have all had the experience of realizing that something in our lives is not working. This knowledge can come as a sudden realization or a nagging feeling of doubt that grows stronger, waking us up to the fact that something needs to change. Some people have a tendency to act rashly and make sweeping changes before even understanding what the problem is. Other people fear change, so they live with the uncomfortable awareness that something needs to shift but won’t do anything about it. Between these two extreme responses lies a middle way that can help us powerfully and gracefully change what isn’t working in our lives.

The first step is remembering that your life is made up of parts that belong to an interconnected whole. Changing one thing can change everything. Because of this, small changes often have a big effect. Sometimes much bigger changes are necessary, but the only way to know for sure is to take the time to really understand the problem. Examine your life as an entirety—your work, your relationships, where you live—and determine what specifically is not functioning the way you would like. Once you have figured out the problem, write it down on a piece of paper. For example, “I am not happy with my relationship” or “I don’t like my apartment.” The next step is to figure out the adjustment you would like to make and how you can go about making this change. If you are unhappy with your relationship because you spend too much or not enough time with your partner, you may want to discuss this problem with them and come up with a compromise. On the other hand, if you realize your rela! tionship is not working to such a degree that it needs to end, begin working through that process. Writing down the truth can be a powerful catalyst for change.

The key to making changes that work is to accept the necessity of change as part of life. As we change, we may find it necessary to fine-tune our relationships, work, and living situations. Our lives are living, breathing entities that reflect our dynamic selves.

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