Touchstones of Transcendence
Many age-old methods of developing awareness share common components. While these systems pave the way to similar destinations, the paths themselves have different colors, flavors, textures. Traditional American Indian practices seek partnership with the Great Spirit yet the end point is not dissimilar from the end point of Zen Buddhism or Christianity. Here are six Toltec guidelines for developing transcendental awareness.
Find an ethic based on personal freedom rather than the accumulation of power.
In essence, remember not to will an outcome or even test the possibility of being able to do so. By not using power, you’ll develop an exquisite balance.
Love is awareness itself, the feeling of ongoing expansion.
Patience is a silent force that forms cohesions. It means keeping your awareness clear and unfettered. Patience is measured with the body, and is therefore a step toward managing body knowledge. Your body feels simultaneously relaxed and attentive.
Part of impeccability is honest self-appraisal. Emotional stability, calmness, and nonattachment are all signs and effects of having character.
Being is arriving at and maintaining a connection with the core of your energy body. While being, we experience our lives from the vantage point of a flow of events, the circumstances of our lives. We relinquish notions of ourselves in order to experience more of ourselves.
Adapted from Toltec Dreaming, by Ken Eagle Feather (Inner Traditions, 2007). Copyright (c) 2007 by Ken Eagle Feather. Reprinted by permission of Inner Traditions.
Adapted from Toltec Dreaming, by Ken Eagle Feather (Inner Traditions, 2007).