Conserving and Increasing Power
Power in the dream of the planet can come from many sources. A fat wallet, a coveted body image, fame or infamy, a high position in sports, government, the arts, or business — all offer a human power in the old dream. This power comes from the outside, and may or may not affect the person on whom it is bestowed. It is power that is often misused, because it does not arise from love, personal integrity, or impeccability.
The personal power sought by the Toltec warrior arises from within, reclaimed from the parasite, and recognized as the birthright of the human. The warrior's intention is to continue to conserve and increase his power, and use it with love and acceptance to better himself and all humanity. The true power of the warrior comes with knowing the truth of who he is as love and acceptance. This power is the authority to be himself, as he is, without any fear. His self-love is his power.
The Warrior Conserves Power
The personal power that is reclaimed from the parasite can easily be lost again, if the warrior forgets his mission, and gets lost in the old dream. If he takes something personally, or argues about who is right and wrong, or worries about what his mate or boss thinks about his performance, the parasite has taken the power back. The warrior must be constantly vigilant to keep his attention and energy out of the mitote, and focused on his love and acceptance.
If you want to increase your personal power, take action. Take good care of your physical energy, conserve your emotional energy by not taking things personally, and remind yourself often that you are perfect the way you are. Your personal power comes from your authority to be yourself without doubt.
Anytime you are lost in an emotional reaction, you will know that the parasite has taken back the attention and power. Emotional reactions are good opportunities for the new warrior to wake up and remember the truth of who he is. With awareness, he can conserve his emotional energy, and apply it to his continued awakening.
The warrior also conserves the energy of his body, by respecting and caring for it. He stays rested, eats good food, enjoys walking in nature, avoids alcohol, drugs, and medications, and celebrates his gratitude for his physical vehicle daily.
The Warrior Increases Power
You have already read about many of the ways the new warrior reclaims and accumulates personal power. The tools of recapitulation and others are specific to this purpose. Another important method is spiritual journeys to places of power, sometimes called “power journeys”! There are places all over the world that have been used throughout time for ceremonies and celebrations related to spirit and personal transformation.
The ancient cultures of Mexico, such as the Toltecs, Aztecs, and Mayans, built beautiful cities, including Teotihuacán, which are accessible today (see Chapter 20). In Peru, the lost Incan city of Machu Picchu is one of many magnificent spots for the warrior to absorb the energy of the past, as well as the spirit of the gods in the mountains there today. Spiritual journeys to places of power are an important aspect of a warrior's training. He knows he will return home with a radically new assemblage point, and a powerful new dream.