The Toltec Path of Transformation
The Warrior Fights for the Freedom the Soul Demands
“When you transform your whole dream, magic just happens in your life. What you need comes to you easily because spirit moves freely through you. This is the mastery of intent, the mastery of the spirit, the mastery of love, the mastery of gratitude, and the mastery of life.
“This is the goal of the Toltec. This is the path to personal freedom.” (The Four Agreements, by Miguel Ruiz)
“When you transform your whole dream”… The Toltecs of ancient Mexico, and the Toltec Artists of the Spirit of modern times, know all humans are dreaming a personal version of reality. The average human never understands that the agreements they made and beliefs accepted in childhood (and beyond) are a living dream that together create the life they live—inside and out. The average human doesn’t realize their personal power is being drained away each day by the old fear-based beliefs and their struggle against the criticisms from their inner Judge who demands they be more than they are.
There are three masteries on this Toltec path: Awareness, Transformation, and Intent. In the mastery of awareness, the human awakens to discover they are dreaming an old dream fed into their mind by others—parents, siblings, friends, teachers, religious leaders—and that it has little to do with who they really are and who they came here to be. They discover how those beliefs and agreements filter and distort every bit of incoming information from the outside world…then and only then can the human become a spiritual warrior and free himself or herself from the constraints of the past. We say “Warrior” because there is a battle to be fought. The warrior must fight the forces that expect quiet servitude to the agreed-upon rules of a small life. The warrior knows this struggle for freedom begins within, and then carries its power into the world. The warrior enters this battle not even knowing if he or she will win, but knowing there is no choice but to fight for the freedom the soul demands. This battle is fought with love and a gentle strength that grows stronger and more resilient as a gift from the very struggle itself. With awareness, the new warrior can “stalk” their limiting and confusing beliefs, and begin to determine which ones don’t serve their adult life.
As the old dream is revealed and changed, the apprentice enters the mastery of transformation. A new dream is created from the release of old fear-based beliefs and a conscious choice of new ones based in love and acceptance. The Toltecs offer many powerful tools for this transformation: Stalking and dreaming, the inventory and recapitulation, The Four Agreements, the petty tyrant, crushing personal importance, the angel of death…even inner child work and more. (You will find all of these tools explained and experienced in our Toltec Apprentice Community Online (TACO).
As the Toltec warrior continues to transform their dream, a time comes when he or she realizes they are experiencing real personal freedom, and a loving relationship with themself and all of creation. This is the mastery of intent, the mastery of love. The many fears from the past no longer rule the warrior’s life and he or she is free to simply be happy and IN love for no reason.
This, then, is the goal of the Toltec Path of Transformation.
Miguel Ruiz speaks as the Master of Love:
“Thank You, Creator of the Universe for the gift of Life you have given me, Thank You for giving me everything that I have ever needed, Thank You for the opportunity to experience this beautiful body and this wonderful mind, Thank You for living inside me with all Your Love and Your pure and boundless Spirit, with Your warm and radiating Light. Thank You for using my words, for using my eyes, for using my heart to share your love wherever I go. I love You just the way you are and because I am your creation, I love myself just the way I am. Help me to keep the Love and the Peace in my Heart and to make that Love a new way of life, that I may live in Love the rest of my life. Amen.”
~ don Miguel Ruiz
It is a beautiful love story, with you the warrior as the lover and the beloved—and all of creation reflecting that love. Perhaps you will join us on the journey.
“We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.”
~ Carlos Castaneda