WHAT WOULD MY LIFE BE LIKE IF I WAS FREE?
It is the question that led me to comprehend that there were more destinies than what I could see or believed. And the desire to discover them was born in me.
A few minutes ago the cock that lives in the garden of my house sang. He does it every day at 5 in the morning. It appears that he sings ‘Qui qui ri qui!’ But I hear something else. To me it says “Get up, it’s time to write.” I experience it as a reminder, a favour he does for me every morning.
My little daughter Amelys has 6 cats. Every day I stroke one of them and I look into its eyes attentively. From their purring I hear them say to me: “I am very happy being a cat.” One of them even addresses me by confronting me. He says : “You dedicate yourself to the transformation of human beings, but just let me be. I want to continue being the same cat as always, because that is my only destiny.”
When I was in jail, birds came to sing at my cell window in the morning. I heard them say many things to me. Some said: “We are free, but you are not.” Others sang the chorus: “The time has come for you to be free.” Suddenly there would be a silence and one of them would say:” You also have wings to fly. ”
When I drink Ayahuasca, this plant tells me things that would create great confusion in you if I shared them with you. And as I would like you to continue reading me through this blog, I will tell you just one thing. One night this Amazonian plant told me with a very clear voice : “Destiny is not the final destiny, it is not something predetermined. It is something that you can change, you can even create it. Free will is not free because it is conditioned. It only offers you some options, but not all of them. Be careful as you can deceive yourself. ”
I could share many more messages that I receive from plants and animals with you. They all agree on the same thing: “THE MOMENT WILL COME IN WHICH YOU HAVE TO AWAKEN AND BEGIN TO LIVE IN FREEDOM. DO NOT WORRY ABOUT THOSE WHO DO NOT WANT TO CHANGE. DEDICATE YOURSELF TO CREATING YOUR OWN DESTINY”.
I have been doing that since I was born. And according to my own personal experience, I can offer you an idea as a summary about what the keys to the magnificent change of destiny that happened to me and to my life were.
THE DESTINY OF THE CAT AND THE HUMAN
The cat is a cat, and it can not be anything other than a cat. It has no choice about being a dog or a bird. Unless it transforms into something else after millions of years due to evolution. It can only be a cat in this life. But human beings are born as a species whose consciousness is awake, and then we dedicate ourselves to having all those divine children who fall asleep in the darkness of ignorance and resistance, and then we try everything to be able to wake up. If this happens we face a genuine transformation. In this sense we are born as humans but we can become free.
As is imposed on us from birth, we live asleep and very comfortably, trying to have beautiful dreams to avoid being awakened by a nightmare. Everything is organised in this world so that we do not awaken, but rather to function automatically, without realising anything and without seeing what is really happening. In this sense, the initial destiny of the human being is slavery because we end up installing ourselves in the unconsciousness while being able to be conscious. But, just as we are predisposed to be programmed, adapted and limited, we also bring the potentiality of awakening to become conscious. And along with that, the potentiality to recover the memory of what we are and what we can do. This is what I call the third destiny or the final destiny. In the middle is the second destiny, which is only experienced by those who begin to realise that they are asleep and need to wake up to start living in freedom.
CRUEL AND PERVERSE DESTINY OR IT COULDN’T BE BETTER?
This phrase belongs to one of my uncle’ s who is a poet: “Cruel and perverse destiny.” But another of the phrases he said and I remember from my childhood is “It couldn’t be better!” They may seem contradictory, but for me they are complementary and enlightening.
Humans arrive to experience a destiny that is cruel and perverse to a greater or lesser degree. Or what I call the first destiny which is related to the multiple variables that determine what our path through life will be. Genetics, nationality, culture, religion, morals, beliefs, education, family loyalty, traumas and a thousand other things that determine a greater or lesser unhappy or unsatisfactory destiny. It is as if at birth we were given an inevitably losing lottery number in the sense that it will be practically impossible to get out of this situation. But I also recognise that it is perfect because it creates the conditions for the possibility of liberation to arise. In this sense, this situation “COULDN’T BE BETTER”, since those who achieve it, access the second destiny where they begin to enjoy conditional freedom. Which, although controlled by the patterns and the installed programmes that accompany us everywhere, it is possible to start to get a glimpse of the meaning of this existential madness.
While we are in the first destiny, the only thing we can do is to tolerate the reality that we have been dealt, or in the best of cases decorate that reality in such a way that the slavery and suffering go unnoticed. I used to decorate my cell so beautifully that it looked like a room in my house and not the dark place of a prison. That allowed me to survive the anguish of the absence of freedom.
HISTORY OF THE FIRST, AND ALMOST UNIQUE, DESTINY:
The geographical coordinates of the place where we are born create a stellar impression that seems to influence us; a series of socio-cultural conditions of the country where we are born mark us forever; not to mention all that our parents have to give us; over-protection; or even less, neglect. Extremes that ultimately imbalance us and rob us of innocence by taking away our freedom. In a few years they leave us ready to access a repressive education based on violent domestication, with an excess of limitations, and teaching us with a severe educational model where threats and hard hands end up being the chains to which we are trapped. The psycho-emotional marks that we have of such an experience, in the form of wounds and traumas, show us that the whole process is oriented towards fulfilling the destiny of being slaves, beggars and submissives.
In this context, it is logical and healthy that options of rebellion, rebelliousness, anarchy, or different escape options emerge from the system’s prison that we ourselves have created.
The consciousness of the first cruel and perverse destiny that we have to experience is what gives birth to the seeker of truth. We all carry it inside and we intuit that it has the keys of how to free ourselves; because in the end the truth is that we are essentially free and that we have to recover what we have been robbed of. Or rather, what we have lost in an oversight.
FROM THE FIRST TO THE SECOND DESTINY:
It may be that destiny can not be changed, but you can change the way you see it. Destiny is like the face of the divine whim that wanted to create the possibility that there were living beings that had consciousness and that could change the destiny imposed on them that is caused by falling into a state of unconsciousness. We are faced with the extraordinary challenge of dethroning the unbreakable tyranny of human conditioning, and thereby accessing the second destiny. That which is created with its own, creative and exclusive workmanship, based on firm decisions that are guided by the heart. The second destiny is accessed by those who accept the challenge of being the creators of the greatest masterpiece: the breaking of the lie and the deprogramming of the imposed programming; Although it seems destructive, it belongs to the creative art of being oneself. The artist is a mixture of hero and hacker who operate at the same time.
We are facing the wonderful opportunity to free ourselves. The experience is magnificent. But it is necessary to locate at which point we are in the process of liberation, as for the majority there is still a way to go because many people remain trapped in their second destiny believing that they are already free although they only enjoy conditional freedom. But they still do not know that there is more. Much more to discover behind the borders of apparent freedom.
It is a gradual process, it jumps from slavery to freedom and from freedom to total liberation. Between slavery and freedom there is a middle area of great possibilities that allows us to move with ease, but that can distract us or entertain us to such an extent that we lose sight of the final destination.
Behind that transparent and almost invisible wall, which already allows us to visualize infinity and eternity, there is another hidden destiny that has to do with mystery. It is what I call the third destiny, where you can access what can not be known and therefore each time it manifests will leave us so surprised that we will not have words to describe it.
The cock knows that if I do not get up to write every morning. I will stop fulfilling the mission of trying to show what is beyond what can be seen. And although the words to tell you what I experience and feel never quite reach me, they are more than enough to inspire you to open yourself up to the possibility of seeing your destiny as something susceptible to being dissolved. At this moment you are the wizard of the word. Wherever you are you can affirm from your consciousness and feel it in your heart: “I am a slave and I can be liberated”. Then you will be on the path of an inevitable liberation.
In a few days I will publish the second part of THE THIRD DESTINY.
Alberto José Varela