Amazon describes the book “The Four Agreements” as offering a powerful code of conduct that can
rapidly transform our lives to a new experience of freedom, true happiness, and love. The author reveals the source of self-limiting beliefs that rob us of joy and create needless suffering.
I describe is as the “best book per word” I have ever read. This series is on the subsequent book “The 5th Agreement.”
Where they cover and expand upon the original 4 agreements – and add new wisdom.
THE DREAM OF THE THIRD ATTENTION
The Dream of Second Attention ends when something very important happens in our lives, something called the last judgment. This is the very last time we judge either ourselves or anybody else.
It’s the day we accept ourselves just the way we are, and we accept everybody else just the way they are.
When the day of our last judgment comes, the war in our head is over, and the dream of the third attention begins. And it will be the end of our world, but also the beginning of our world, because we are no longer in the dream of the warriors. We are in the upper world, or what I call the dream of the masters.
It’s the day when we recover awareness, and awaken from the dream of the underworld. It’s the day when we’re no longer afraid to be alive again.
You have learned that almost everything you learned through symbols is not the truth, the only thing left is just to enjoy life, and that’s the resurrection.
When you give meaning to everything through symbols, your attention is dispersed on many things at once. When you take away the meaning from everything, you are in communion, and you become the whole thing to yourself.
In the dream of the third attention, you finally have the awareness of what you are, but not with words. The highest point you can reach is when you go beyond symbols and become one with life, with God.
Look at your own hand. Move your fingers. The force that moves your fingers is what the Toltec call intent, or what I call life, the infinite, or God. Intent is the only living being that exists, and it’s that force that is moving everything. You are not the fingers. You are the force that is moving them. The fingers obey you.
Scientists know that everything is made of energy, and since there is only one force in the universe that creates this energy, at this point science and religion come together, and we can understand that we are God because we are light.
Intent is the force that creates the light, and we can say that light is the messenger of intent, because it carries the message of life that goes everywhere.
The infinite creates everything in existence, and when the cycle is over, everything returns to the infinite. Of course the body dies, because the body is mortal –but you, the force, are immortal. In that force where the mind lives, the only thing that dies are the lies.
This leads you to the third mastery of the Toltec, The Mastery of Love. We can also call it the mastery of intent, or faith. I prefer to call it the mastery of faith because it’s a mastery for you to trust in yourself. In the moment when you master faith, you live your life in love, because love is what you are, and it’s wonderful.
There are no stories. It’s an experience that we call communion, which means to have the same frequency, the same vibration, as love.
In the ordinary dream of the humans, the belief system controls the attention. And because we don’t contol our personal power, our will, is weak, anyone can hook our attention and insert an opinion in our mind. The will, or intent, is the force that can move what exists, or change the direction of what exists. This will is what holds the attention and moves the attention. Once we have enough power that we can use our will, we gain control of the attention. Then we can finally gain control of our beliefs and win the war for the control of our dream.