Author: Dr. Alberto Villoldo
The Laika speak about a silver book we were all born with, one that came written with the challenging story of our life. In this book our fate has been cast and the story line is unoriginal. But there is also a golden book that is filled with blank pages. When you pick up your pen and begin writing in the golden book, you start dreaming an original destiny that was never permissible by your birthright.
The most powerful way to start authoring the golden book of your life is to practice the giveaway. Ask yourself: How can I give? How can I bring beauty and healing to others? How can I practice being of service to all beings? You avoid the life in which you get to retire early or make the most money or have the biggest house, because that life is a dead end.
This dream may not be the easiest one to manifest. On the contrary, these dreams are often filled with tests. If you select the dream that leads to the summit of the holy mountain, you are going to have to ford raging rivers, become lost in the forest, and hike along the edge of a precipice. If you select the dream that leads to the meadow where the cows are grazing, you will gaze at the distant mountain longingly, feeling the call to test yourself, but too busy scraping the cow dung from your boots to move forward toward your calling.
The Greeks believed that three Fates delivered your destiny on the day of your birth. Clotho spun the thread of your fate, while her sister Lachesis handed it to you, and the third sister, Atropos, cut the thread with her scissors. The length of your thread determined the length of your life. The Fates were deities, and there was no way to change your fortune: You could only grow to accept your lot in life and carry your burden with as much grace as you could muster.
The shaman believes that when you become the author of the golden book, you cease being a character in the dream, beholden to a script that you did not write. You are the master spinner of your fate. You can change anything, as long as you do it from the level above the one where you observe it.