In the East is the Dancing Awake Daydream. It is illumination and enlightenment, and is the focus of this wheel. In this dream, you are able to integrate the Hokkshideh (higher self) into the tonal “conscious mind.” It is Attention + Attraction + Focus + Impact + Co-empowerment + Knowledge = Power. You are aware of what you are focusing on. Is your focus on the strongest attraction, the strongest Magnetic Attracting Thought (MAT)?
Pay attention to when you fall asleep and when you stay awake. Understand what is happening in both instances. Attention is Power.
This formula tells you that all wisdom and memory which gives you power is nothing but attention. Where you place your attention, what you focus on is the key. If you can focus and keep your attention on the attraction, you gain a true reflection of your image. By receiving a reflection, rather than a distortion, you gain energy, even when you are confronting a tyrant. This is true in both the tonal (substance) and nagual (spirit) reality.
Distorted energy occurs when you put your attention on distractions. Distractions are like little vacuum cleaner hoses hooked up to you, sucking out your orende or energy. For example, you are sitting at your desk doing your work and all of a sudden you think about picking the clothes up from the cleaners on the way home, the fight you had with your spouse yesterday, and a meeting you must prepare for in two days. Each one of these thoughts are like a suction hose. They are distractions that take you away from what you are focusing on in the now and suck your orende or power.
The key to dancing awake the daydream is to give one thing or task your full attention and focus in the moment. When you stop being distracted and focus your energy, you will achieve alignment with the present moment and actually stop the aging process. Your attention will always go to the strongest energy within your space. Distractions will take you away from Power. Most of the time, the average human’s psyche is consumed by the past. Trying to get into and stay within the present, the NOW, is another way to speak about maturity.
The acquisition of power is probably the most misunderstood energy on the planet today. Many try to chase after it, buy it and some think they can steal or seduce it. However, those who are wise know that there is only one way to have power and that is to make a space inside for power to reside. Power rests inside you—in your marriage basket around the navel.
Let’s begin with the Magician’s Formula of Power.
ATTENTION = POWER
ATTENTION + ATTRACTION + IMPACT + EMPOWERMENT + DOMINION =
WISDOM = POWER = ATTENTION
Attention, according to Webster, is the act or state of applying the mind to an object. Let’s call this focus. Attention + Attraction means we must focus our attention on our attraction. When we focus our attention on our attraction, whatever we are focused on has a connection to us, and therefore an equal giveaway of energy or value is involved. Attraction is a pure electromagnetic energy.
If you focus your attention on attraction, attraction will catch or know intent. All you must do is focus on the attraction. If you do this, impact will be created. Impact is essential to power. You can experience either positive or negative impact. Both are important.
Through impact, we gain empowerment. When empowerment is an act of mutual acceptance, that is co-empowerment. It produces a win-win result, and anchors you in power.
Through the power gained from empowerment and co-empowerment, you enter the circle of dominion. Dominion is the arena in which power plays. Here is where all power exists. Once you have co-empowerment, you put all your attention on your dominion. The Elders say that at this point you gain freedom. If I am empowering you, you are going to empower back because it is an automatic return. Therefore, we enter dominion. At that moment we do not dominate, manipulate, or control each other.
In order to truly discuss these teachings on dreaming, we must first talk about power and the magician’s formula: attention = power. What is power really and what does power have to do with dreaming? It takes power in the form of the O’larien (our psychic gifts) to do successful dreaming—in particular the gifts of Telepathy (communication), Ki (expansion of the aura), Seeing, and Dreaming.
John Two Crows, one of SwiftDeer’s clan uncles, asked him “Why are you interested in that particular stone?” SwiftDeer’s answer was “Because I like it.” Two Crows said “That is attraction. Attraction means you are connected to something. There is a give-away—an equal exchange of energy or value. When something catches your attention, it is said to be an attraction and, therefore, it has power.”