Eagle Wave – The Puzzle of Life
Before we finish the Tzolkin Round with the dance of the Star, the Eagle is taking us on a flying trip over the Game Board of the Illusion. Why? To see the bigger picture, to touch base with the center of the universe, to reignite our highest intentions, to get back on track with our core values. Every now and then we must leap on the Eagle’s back and explore other vantage points, other perspectives.
Have you ever put together a jigsaw puzzle? You probably have, who hasn’t, right? Remember that moment when you are looking for one particular piece and you are about to conclude that it has most definitely been lost? You are certain you went through all the pieces one by one five times already, and if you didn’t see it, it means it’s not there. Then someone comes by, gets an urge to add a piece or two in passing, and finds your piece even as you try to share your anxiety: “I think there are pieces missing!…”
The next time you hit that wall again, you don’t give up so easily. Instead, you stand up, lean over the table and try to take in all the pieces at once. Your mind thinks differently then. It scans and compares in such a way that you see other pieces, not the one you have been set on, and connects them to other parts of the puzzle. In this way, while you are looking for one particular piece, you end up finding three other ones which you were not looking for deliberately.
The Game of Life is played in a similar way. Only we are putting the pieces together from inside. We, the human Avatars, are on or in the separate pieces (they are 3-dimensional). The Game is played by us attracting or moving towards other pieces and jumping onto them. Moment to moment, situation to situation, we leap from one piece to another.
If we look around, we could see a chunk of the puzzle – the pieces surrounding the one we are standing on. Some of us see very large chunks, others have their horizons encompassing not more than a handful of pieces. But even the largest portions of the puzzle perceived by humans are so minuscule compared to the entire picture that it almost makes no difference whether you see only the piece you are standing on or a hundred more in each direction around you.
In fact, we are not designed to look much further than the one single piece we are in. It’s an illusion, even a lie that the better players are the ones who see more of the puzzle by looking around. The best players are the ones who know how to move from one piece to another, more precisely – which pieces to attract or move towards (it’s the same principle) and jump onto them from where they stand at the moment.
The best players don’t bother trying to learn, calculate, see all the pieces of the entire puzzle for many reasons. For one, they know it’s impossible. Second, they realize it’s excruciating effort for puny results. There is a much better way to play the Game – by using your Eagle eyes.
Some call it intuition, others call it God. I often refer to it as your Dragon. I’m talking about your invisible partner in the Game – the one who stands above the Board and, unlike any human, can and does see all the pieces at once. It’s your other mind, your higher Self who knows not only where each piece is, but also all the possible configurations of pieces that form the storylines of your personal quests going from piece to piece.
The Eagle represents the eyes of the Dragon. Before you decide to move onto another piece, it’s always a good idea to get on his back and take a look at the bigger picture. How do you do that? Paradoxically, the way to the highest perspective is through the depths of your being. You don’t really have to fly up. All you have to do is hear what Eagle is telling you inside your mind and heart. He will give you the thoughts that match the coordinates of your next best step.
To hear Eagle’s voice, you actually need to stop looking for any pieces. You have to stop trying to sift through the ones you can see with your human eyes because the one piece you really want to jump onto next might be out of your vision range. You have to stop searching the database of your limited intellect and to tap into the computer of infinite intelligence so you can find the thoughts attracting the next piece.
We humans have been trained to play the Game in the most cumbersome and ineffective way possible. We spend most of our time that should be dedicated to playing trying to memorize as many pieces and potential configurations as possible. Thus, when we need to make a decision, like what college to go to, what job to get, how to find a new apartment, where to go on vacation, what car to buy, which person to marry – we base our decisions on the pieces we have been studying. We do research, which basically means asking other humans if they know what are the best pieces to look for from where we stand. Naturally, we get all kinds of confusing answers because no two pieces are alike and the one you are standing on is utterly unique. No one has ever stood on your particular piece and even if they seem to have been “there”, they have completely different life quests with completely different intentions and capabilities.
We also hire companies to choose our pieces for us because they have more resources, more people doing research and maybe they can calculate our route better than us. Sure, if you are looking for a safe route, one that has been tested many times before, they can help you put together a series of pieces so many people have walked on that they can almost predict what would happen for you, too. That, of course, leaves you with an overwhelming sense of dissatisfaction and eventually you grow tired of your own Game. It’s just not fun to play this way. It’s not fun to try to protect yourself from possible failure so much that you practically don’t play this Game. You play the game of not playing the Game.
The reason people focus most of their time and energy on trying to calculate the best configuration routes and to predict the outcome of putting specific pieces together, is that they don’t know of the existence of Dragon. They don’t even know they are inside a Board Game and that there is someone who has created this Game and is constantly guiding them how to move in it. They believe that the physical world is all there is to life and the way to control the Game is by learning all there is to learn about the physical world. By knowing all the pieces, we can control the Game, right? We can then calculate all the routes and choose the ones we prefer from them. That is ridiculous because it’s Dragon’s job. We don’t have the tools for that – our minds are made for something different – to experience the single piece. We are trying to produce the tools, but our chance of success with that goal is equal to that of an ant trying to build a hundred-story skyscraper. The ant doesn’t even know there is a third dimension, going up.
Let me tell you how Dragon chooses the pieces to use in the construction of the momentary platform to dance on.
Just one thing really – it must be fun, and that means surprise, evolution, growth. You never want your days to be predictable. If you do, you are so scared that you might fall off the Game Board and stop existing forever that you are a complete fool. For now. Sooner or later you’ll get so bored that you’ll decide to shake off your fear and play the Game as it is meant to be played because boredom is the one thing that will make you want to jump off the Board.
Instead of trying to figure out your best next move, stop and feel your thoughts. Think about the way you feel and what you really, really want. Sometimes you argue with yourself. You lay out a bunch of arguments that support or reject a certain move. But if you explore those arguments individually, you’ll see that many of them are irrelevant to what you really want. Some of them even go directly against it. You say, “I have to compromise. It’s not possible to get everything you want. There is always something that isn’t perfect in every situation.”
Of course. And that’s good. The fact that no piece is perfect means you’ll always have something to want. If everything were perfect, you’d have no reason to jump onto another piece and explore it. That would be the end of the Game. But the fear of failure can get you stuck in your own house for years. It can cripple you physically and make you incapable of walking so you have an excuse not to jump onto the next piece.
If you are already bored or even feel stuck on the piece you are on, close your eyes and jump onto the next one even if it doesn’t look super perfect. In case you are unhappy with the one you are on, it almost doesn’t matter what piece you move onto, as long as you move on. After all, there is nothing to fear because even the worst pieces you can always get away from in the way you got onto them. Nothing can keep you imprisoned in a piece if you don’t want to. No matter what situation you get into, remember that you don’t jump from piece to piece with your legs per se. You do it with your thoughts!
Focus in a way that you attract the piece you would be willing to move onto and then you can use your legs.
Make sure you jump on of your own free will and not because someone is urging or pushing you. It’s important to move, but you have the right to stand on whatever piece as long as there is more to explore and get excited about there. Sometimes, people don’t see what you find where you are and you can’t explain it to them either. But you are happy on your piece and that’s all that matters. As long as you are really happy and not just saying that because you are afraid that this is the best you can get.
Lie to others all you want but never lie to yourself!
Don’t stand on somebody else’s piece because you don’t want to leave them behind and they don’t want to move on. Allow them to make their choice and do leave them behind with clean conscience because it’s not your job to save anyone from their route. The worse that can happen to them is to spend their life, even a few lifetimes shaking with fear and crying from the horrible pain caused by the stagnating energy destroying their bodies and minds, but eventually, they’ll move. They will have learned a valuable lesson but no, it’s not your job to stand there, on their piece with them, trying to explain their situation and how the Game is played.
Every experience has its purpose.
And last but not least – explore the piece you are on from different angles. Don’t think you already know all there is to know about it. There is always something you haven’t noticed, some hidden treasure to be found exactly where you stand. Just feeling your presence in the world and the universe is enough to put the elements of the single piece you are on into perspective the way Eagle sees all the pieces of your Game. If you really want to grasp the entirety of your situation, focus your mind in the center and you’ll automatically become aware of the surroundings. Ignored or overlooked pieces of what you have in the moment will resurface.
Experience the moment fully because in the next piece, it will not be.
This particular perspective you see the world from now, this room, this picture on the wall, this carpet, this sound from the street, this emotion you feel, and especially the harmonious configuration of them all into one situation, has never been before and it will never be again. You are the perceiver that makes it real. Make it count!
That’s how you get right on top of the skyscraper, dear little ant, without going through the impossible trouble of building it yourself.
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