The elements of the way that make up strategy of the warriors are the elements of the way with a heart, which allows then to derive enjoyment from each moment of time. Making use of will, control, strategy, and the awareness of impending death, warriors learn to reduce their needs to nothing. They realize that needs engender wants and misfortune. Hence, being free from need, there are no anxieties or worries. Warriors can act without the weight of need, anxiety, or unhappiness. When they cease to need, there is not compulsion, so they can involve themselves to any extent required. Free from the need, all that they have and receive – even the smallest, simplest items-become marvelous gifts; and life, regardless of how much is left to them, remains in a permanent state of abundance. ~Viktor Sanchez
One of the main themes I see in people whether it is in business or personal is suffering and anxiety. People have not been equipped in this modern day age on how to deal with such a fast paced world. Especially in America where money, being seen as a person of wealth and status is the most important of all needs that drives us. We have lost touch with the nature of whom we are and all the ancient knowledge and practices to help us to transform into who we really are.
I began to read books on the practice of being a warrior when I was about 14 years of age. I can look back down the line connecting my present moment to my past and see one factor that is totally visible to me in the process of needing and wanting. It is emotional maturity. I am shocked daily by people who have not gained emotionally maturity in dealing with the world “in the fact” or structure and truth of what it is. People cannot communicate from a place of truth or emotional maturity and either run from the situation, create a drama in which they have the justification to leave the situation or hid and pretend for the best. All of these situations for me fall under the passive aggressive behavior mold which many of us have been trained in since our birth giving our power away to “authority” which has become everything and everyone outside of us.
People are so emotionally disturbed by the fact that the reality they are living in is not the fantasy they continue to live in their minds. How could I be so stupid? I had no idea this was going on? What was I thinking? It keeps them from seriously dealing with important facts and truth that puts them more often than not on the path of destruction not the path of manifestation. Warriors learn early on to develop the critical thinking mind. We are taught that we need the critical mind to help us on the magical road to other worlds and is helpful in dealing with other beings we come across so as not to completely frighten yourself to death. When the critical mind is not developed there are fantasies, fears, a lack of personal power and the ego running the show. For me the critical mind is my adult parent who views everything the way it is without the icing on top. It is the part of me that has taken the longest time to develop and being honest here it the part of me that I am still working on staying consciousness with. The critical mind for me is the parent of the inner child or what we call the heart. The inner child was never made to run the show by itself. Would you in all honesty allow a 5 year old to drive your car to the park? Then another question we must ask ourselves why is it running out lives? By allowing the heart or inner child to run our lives we are damaging the inner part of who we are in ways that some do not recover.
The inner child is a part of us that dreams loves unconditional, touches the divine, moves through worlds and dimensions but does not make rational or well thought out decisions. When it is allowed to run the show and the world around us does not respond back to the inner child in the way it believes the world is then we can witness and feel the emotional damage. Words that come up when this happen are: betrayal, lying and fraud. The critical mind sees, hears, tastes, senses, touches, it is the left hemisphere and right side of the body which is ruled by male energies. The inner child or state of affairs of the heart which we know as dreaming, fantasy, unlimited potential, divinity all of which is found in the right hemisphere, left side of the body and it is the female energies.
We are looking for this union between ourselves because we lack the basic emotional tools and practices of spiritual nature in the unification of the self’s, selves in each one of us. The “need” which is constant as we try to pull everything outside of us into us trying to gain the feeling of together, unity, connection and belonging. However we are doing this from a fractured being, trying to: fill our needs, get our needs met, get our self together with the illusion in what we call the outside world. This is the cause of all issues related to emotional maturity and drives us into constant states of distress, chaos, drama that unfold instead. It leaves us exhausted, weary, diseased and afraid. Intimate relationships are most prevalent in the work I do for seeing into the “need” of the separation of selves which cause disassociation on many levels if the outer relationship does not go the way that the fantasy in our head is playing out. How could it go well when the relationship is basically 2 eight year olds playing house?
Would like to mention that anger, rage, violence are the reaction that is released by the person who is being used to create a whole person for a fractured person. They are also unaware that they were pulled into a relationship with a person that was fractured because on some level “like attracted like” and they themselves have fracturing as well. There is a point however that is reached no matter it if be a relationship, mother and son relationships, job, business partnership when a level of being used reaches a maximum in one of the people involved. They usually do not know exactly what is taken place but they feel tremendous anger towards the person whom they have bonded in a fractured way. Need comes from the fractured self and the lack of a critical mind to parent the inner child, keeping it safe from harm. When we are unified beings the critical mind works hand and hand with the heart or inner child. The child creates the inner ideas, feelings to produce the manifestation of this inner projection and the critical mind designs it by adding the physical and sometimes technical parts of the equations to bring it in and hold it into our reality.
If your inner child can imagine new worlds, touch the divine and bring into awareness dreamed realities then need or want is obsolete. What you may be missing is the critical mind, the observer, worker, and the part that puts the puzzle together with its own hands. In you are the Creator and the Maker you just did not know this. When you build your critical mind you become emotional mature as you find everything has a solution you just have to be present, see it for what it is not what you want and then get down to the work of changing it. You will eventually move away from need and want because you are no longer fractured, emotional hungry instead you will be creating your reality.
Leading the sober life of the warrior gives a person the equilibrium and fortitude to deal with difficult moments on the path of knowledge, regardless of the confusion suffered by reason or the injury caused by ego. ~ Viktor Sanchez
Reason or “the voice of reason” is a projection of fear, ego that has an agenda. Reason is not the same thing as the critical mind or critical thinking. Suffering from reason is just that “a reason”. Critical thinking is observation, evolution of facts / truths and not emotions. It breaks the chains of bondage to our illusion/s and the powerlessness to inter act with it at all.
Use your mind, critical thinking, question everything and choose the events you want to use your energy on, “making” your life what it is. While your inner child has room to be the creator, dreaming up possibilities, tucked in safely with the divine on the edge of imagining new world/s for all of us.
May you move towards your fractured self with unconditional love from the inner child, May you align your fractured parts into a unified field of being, and May you become the Creator and the Maker of your own reality!