The warrior, knowing that any battle is a battle for survival, always chooses to follow the Path with a Heart in everything he does — even the mundane. It is in consistently choosing to follow his heart where lies the difference between the warrior and the average man. In following his heart the warrior is always at-one with his life; no matter what his challenges may be. As a result, he finds peace and a deep sense of pleasure in every action, while he carefully chooses from out of his experiences upon the Path with a Heart all that he needs in order to make himself a shield against the onslaughts of power.
The warrior strives to achieve a fully OPEN and OBJECTIVE perception at all times. To be objective means that you must look at the BAD in relation to the GOOD. If you don’t you will develop a highly SELECTIVE PERCEPTION with a BIAS towards either the positive or the negative.
If you are to have the power to change your perception, then you must take ownership of who and what you are at this precise moment in time, for the power always lies in the moment. The only way in which you can do this, is to have a level of honesty that can only come into being through an unequivocal willingness to be fully inclusive.
What is the cause of illness? We’ve been talking about indwelling being that needs to experience life. Does it use circumstances such as illness as well? For example, if I catch a virus, my indwelling being says: OK, I will use this opportunity to be ill.
2004, being a (6) year takes us firmly into the realm of my most favourite place, namely, the North, that is, the BATTLEFIELD, the place of ACTION and of MATERIALISATION! 🙂 Many will argue in terms of, “But we are always on the battlefield, so what makes THIS year any different?” True! The warrior IS always meeting one challenge after another, every day of his or her life, but it is not always that we have the opportunity of being able to do so with the SUPPORT that comes from the VIBRATION of a (6) year!
This brings us to a concept which Toltecs refer to as forebearance. The meaning which Toltecs attach to this word is very different to average man’s normal understanding for, by forebearance, Toltecs are not inferring that the warrior should become a doormat. On the contrary, forebearance requires a considerable amount of true patience and strength, and nothing builds intent more quickly or efficiently than exercising forebearance. This reveals the definition Toltecs give to this word, namely, forebearance is an act of strength in which the warrior harnesses patience until it has become like a finely strung bow which is lightness itself, but possessing an inherent tension which is deadly.
Strength and warriorship are synonymous. To have strength you must practise not-doing. Every battle is an exercise in not-doing.