The Toltecs of Today: Artists of the Spirit
Perhaps the greatest artistry of the ancient Toltecs was their spiritual realization. There is much evidence in Tula, Teotihuacán, and other cities of ancient Mexico that the people who lived there experienced and shared deep spiritual truths. The questions they explored about their place in the universe, and life beyond death, were the same ones asked by humans throughout history.
Those questions are still being asked, and answered, on the Toltec path today. The Toltec of today is a “spiritual warrior,” struggling against the lies and beliefs that deny his place in the perfection of creation. He uses the tools of stalking, dreaming, recapitulation, and many others from the ancients to break the bonds of his cultural programming and be free.
The Toltec warrior seeks a spiritual life, lived in awareness of his connection with a power or force greater than his individual human story. He recognizes all parts of the universe as perfect manifestations of that single force, and sees the unity of creation as one living being.
The Toltec path offers the potential to change your entire life. To become a Toltec spiritual warrior and free yourself from the conditioning of your childhood is the greatest gift you could give yourself. It is a chance to let go of suffering forever, and be always happy. Your happiness becomes a gift to all of creation.
The Toltec warrior sees his life as a work of art, and himself as the artist. He learns that he is dreaming reality, and he is the master of his dream. He knows that everything he thinks, every action, every choice, and every word he speaks, are the tools of his art. He refines those tools, becoming impeccable with his words and actions, deliberate about the use of his energy, and determined to keep his heart open in love and acceptance.
As an artist of the spirit, the Toltec of today knows there are no rules he must follow, no belief systems he is required to embrace, and no leaders to obey. He seeks complete freedom from fear, and absolute surrender to love and acceptance. The modern Toltec discovers a happiness that is the result of love and acceptance flowing out of him, and he knows there is an endless supply of that love — it is his nature to love. He embraces life, and dances in joy and gratitude for every moment of his existence. This is the Toltec path, and this is the modern spiritual warrior — an artist of the spirit.