Episode 70 – From Victim to Warrior to Master
We conclude our series on The Four Agreements (and The Fifth Agreement) by exploring the process of moving from the Dream of the First Attention (Victim) to the Dream of the Second Attention (Warrior) to the Dream of the Third Attention (Master). This is the arduous path to Oneness consciousness. It is arduous because we are constantly pulled back into Victim consciousness, which is society’s dream, and we must do the work of the Warrior to identify and reject old agreements. This is where the Divine gift of Will comes into the picture. Will is the directive power that can choose a new course of action.
We are all living in the ‘dream of the planet’
Book of Law
Beliefs not Truth
The Five Agreements are a Spiritual Practice
1. Be impeccable with your word
2. Don’t take anything personally
3. Don’t make assumptions
4. Always do your best
5. Be skeptical but learn to listen
The directive power that chooses a course of action
Any change of habit/ pattern requires Will
One of our 12 spiritual power
Works in tandem with Understanding
Ultimately, we are on the path to becoming our authentic Selves and shed all the layers that aren’t us, together with the false beliefs and burdens that keep us from being truly free.
VICTIM: The Dream of the First Attention aka “the fall from the garden”
We are disconnected from the Divine and don’t know who we really are
We believe the distorted world of symbols and lies (i.e. separation)
We are the star of our movie and all supporting characters are viewed through the lens of personal perception
We seek happiness outside ourselves and believe that suffering is normal
We look for a savior to restore it all
WARRIOR: The Dream of the Second Attention
We no longer want to be a victim and want to change our world
We are at war, but the war is within ourselves and the choice between what we’ve learned and Truth
There is no savior but ourselves We use the Four Agreements [and other spiritual practices] as tools to shift our attention
MASTER: The Dream of the Third Attention
The Last Judgment – the last time we judge ourselves and others and we accept everyone and everything as it is
We have won the ‘war’ and are at peace
We are beyond knowledge and belief – we are aware/no separation
We experience ourselves as the intention of the Universe
There is only one living being and you are that being
You feel the totality of yourself in everything. You experience yourself as the only living being that exists
You live your life in Love because Love is who you are
You love every secondary character of your story unconditionally, just as you love yourself
The message to deliver to the world is you
“I am in the Father and the Father is in me…the Father who abides in me does the work.” John 14:10
How does this model for transformation (Victom-Warrior-Master) resonate with you? How does it relate to your life??
What statement about the dream of the third attention was most inspiring to you? What is your biggest take-away?
What is an everyday thing going on in your life that illustrates the path from Victim to Warrior to Master? Are you having success using the new agreements as tools?
How do you experience the power of Will in your life as you transform from Victim to Warrior to Master?
Is there anything else you’d like to share about the five agreements and how you have used them these past few weeks? What is your biggest take-away?