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For decades we have heard communism call for the fight against capitalist tyranny. Now we see the conservatives rise up against the communist dictatorship. Some defended the rights of workers exploited by the elite, which currently defends their right to property and freedom of worship. The club in which both fit is the so-called progressivism. From there they encourage people to fight for the rights of “minorities”. And as always, the powerful are the only ones who benefit from it. Today the planet is flooded with causes to defend, struggles to support. But is this really the right way?
Let us start from the basis that a person is involved in a social struggle when he is interested in the improvement of the world. That person is investing some of his time, energy, and his psycho-emotional resources in the mundane. In addition to continuing attached to the archetype of the warrior, the one who defends his kingdom with honor and bravely faces the conquest of new lands. In other words, he is a person who lives in the old age and continues to interpret reality from the mind and paradigms of the past.
The new times must be seen through consciousness. It is assumed that this was the great conquest of the warrior who, after long and bloody battles, ends up recognizing that the only world that can change is his own and that the greatest conquest is the freedom of being who he is, in a world designed to avoid it at all costs. The conscious warrior is transformed into the sage (also called the initiate, the magician, etc.). He continues to be a warrior, but now he perceives that the enemy to be defeated is inside him. That thousand-headed dragon is the spurious identity that the system created for him to keep him away from his true nature.
The wise man recognizes that the world has the right to be as it is, but he also recognizes his right to be himself within the world. That is where he focuses his energy. In polishing the coal from his heart to turn it into a diamond, instead of trying to change the world according to his perception of what is right, since he is now aware that fighting for the world is a losing battle.
The aware warrior uses the sword only for defense and concentrates on developing his magic. That means, all those inner resources that he needs to live in conscience. He is clear that his purpose is to regain his heart and prevent the darkness from turning it off forever. To do this, he distances himself from the world and from everything that anchors him to the mundane. He takes refuge inside of him and fosters a relationship with himself that he constantly nurtures. The role he plays in the world is that of an observer and everything he perceives becomes material for deep reflection. He develops the ability to search within himself for what he perceives in the outside world. In this way he identifies the introjected darkness and transforms it into light through an inner work to which he gives himself with self-denial and discipline. He understands that by eradicating the darkness in him, he contributes more to the world than fighting to change it. And, furthermore, that is the only way to leave this place to which he ceased to belong the moment he renounced being governed by his human body and the mind that governs it.
The aware warrior fight is against the beliefs and conditioning that make up the programming that determines their behavior and the perception they have of themselves. He constantly faces attacks aimed at lowering his vibration, dulling his heart, confusing him and filling him with doubts about his determination to renounce what moves the rest of humanity and what he discovers about himself through his inner work. The darkness makes an alliance with the mind of the sage to deceive him, to take him to earlier stages of development where he is more prone to being controlled. They make him feel vulnerable, rejected, alone, misunderstood and they try to distance him from everything or those that favor his liberation. They try to buy it with the things the world offers: recognition, acceptance, wealth, family, success, power, and everything that seduces human nature. Those are the battles of the conscious warrior, the ones that the ignorant and unconscious masses mercilessly revile and disqualify. For this reason, the wise man learns to live in silence and understands, almost always the wrong way, that he cannot give the best wine from his cellar to those who can only give him vinegar in exchange.
Hence the stereotype that shows the wise man as a rare, tormented, misunderstood and, therefore, lonely being. Nothing is further from reality. The wise man enjoys his own company. He is not alone, he is with him. He is not out of the world, he is in his world. Same that he only shares with others like him. In front of the rest he is affable but reserved. Sometimes he is clumsy because of his remoteness from the mundane, but with deep ideas. Nobody considers him for trivial things, but they seek him to ask his opinion on transcendent things. Some consider him a teacher, but he perceives himself as a perpetual student. And although he is perfectly capable of appreciating and valuing his existential journey, he does not allow his ego to place him above anyone else. This is it, the archetype of the New Age. But it is not a disguise, but the consequence of conscious, continuous and permanent inner work. It is worth keeping this in mind and daring to take the step to the next step, the one that can get us out of here once and for all.