In the Toltec tradition, we say that awakened individuals
are Artists of the Spirit, or artists of their lives. Using
the tools of awareness and transformation, they deny the
limiting beliefs and lies of the Old Dream based in fear,
and embrace a more expansive dream of their place in the
One of the most beautiful arts of the
Toltec Artist of the Spirit is her relationships of all
kinds—romantic partnerships, child and parent relationships,
and those with friends and strangers. All relationships
are based on agreements, and in the Old Dream those agreements
are mostly fear-based, unspoken, and unconscious. Living
in the Dream of Heaven on Earth gives the Eagle Warrior
entirely new agreements for her relationships. Her new agreements
are based on a love that expects no rewards, makes no bargains,
holds no expectations, demands no conditions, and takes
One of the most powerful agreements in
the Old Dream says, “You should consider other people’s
feelings before your own, and not do or say things that
will hurt or upset them.” The eagle Warrior has broken
that agreement as part of her journey on the Toltec path.
Her new agreement affirms that her loyalty is to her own
feelings and needs, and she is dedicated to living and acting
on that truth in her life. She knows that only when she
is loyal to her own needs can she truly give to another.
The Warrior is free to love the entire
universe with her spirit, and individual humans according
to her human preferences. Humans living in the Old Dream
can never see who she is and how she dreams, so whenever
possible she soars with fellow eagles in the New Dream,
on the exhilarating updrafts of openhearted love and respect.
I hope you will join us at Joydancer.com,
where we are using the tools of the Toltec tradition, ancient
and modern, to claim our freedom from the old dream of fear,
and throw our hearts open to the world, love, life, and
our own divinity.
(Adapted from The Everything
Toltec Wisdom Book, by Allan Hardman ~ available
at Joydancer and all bookstores).
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