What Makes Change Possible
According to what I have seen, real change happens in three different ways. The first way is a gift from Spirit, an enourmous blessing that comes to us unexpectedly, in a dream or in some extraordinary encounter with a being or an event that awakens our mind. I consider this kind of gift to be like a “loan” from Spirit, so we may have the necessary spiritual “capital” to start doing our own work. The second way is the way of the black jaguar, which comes and says “it is enough” and destroys the prisons where we feel safe and comfortable so we may wake up. The third way is what in the Andes we call Munay, the will of the heart. This is the path of will, that makes us persevere in the development of new habits and constantly seek for encounters with the sacred sources that support our awakening.
￼￼In times of renewal, like the one we are in now, I see that change happens for people directed from any of these three sources; but, given that we are running out of time, the prevalent way is the fastest: the one of the black jaguar. And even when I believe this to be true, I was instructed to always keep choosing the path of my heart’s will.