DON JUAN TAUGHT CARLOS CASTANEDA THAT UNBENDING INTENT IS A SPECIAL STATE OF MIND REQUIRING A RIGOROUS, FIERCE PURPOSE. It is a single-mindedness that a warrior-sorceress exhibits, an extremely well-defined purpose and the catalyst to trigger a warrior’s unchangeable decisions. Hence why a warrior-sorceress has power in all of her words and actions. Unbending Intent can also be the catalyst that propels one’s Assemblage Point to a new position, a position which in turn generates unbending intent.
Castaneda summed up the teaching this way, “Impeccability begins with a single act that has to be deliberate, precise and sustained. If that act is repeated long enough, one acquires a sense of unbending intent which can be applied to anything else. If that is accomplished the road is clear. One thing will lead to another until the warrior realizes his/her full potential.”
Two basic qualities of warriors are sustained effort and unbending intent.
The key is to make a decision about what your fierce purpose is and then commit to it with unbending intent.
I learned a lot this summer because I gave myself space and time to think. It cleared away a lot of the clutter in my own mind. I was inspired when I read a young-adult science fiction novel by Ernest Cline, titled, Ready Player One because the character is so single-minded. I realized that people who are really successful are often single-minded to the point of obsession.
It’s because they KNOW what they want. They aren’t cluttered by confusion. That’s been one of my blocks in the past. I let myself get cluttered by confusion because I was afraid to take responsibility for my own power. (For further information on this topic, read “The Story I’m Telling Myself”.)
But I suddenly realized that if I want to be successfully self-employed and a published author, I have to take my power in hand. I have to make difficult decisions and take responsibility for those decisions. Otherwise, I could spend another decade limping along, moving at a snail’s pace.
I’m not judging myself. I’m just being honest. Recognizing that I do have a choice.
I’ve been able to observe the way I move through the day and the choices I make in a way that feels more honest. It all starts with learning to be honest with yourself about what you really want. If you want the power of a warrior, there is no room for anything less than being brutally honest with yourself. The average woman is willing to put up with her own bullshit. The warrior-goddess is not. A warrior-goddess-sorceress has a fierce purpose and unbending intent. To learn more, check out my You Tube video on this topic.