The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz

Updated: Sep 1, 2020

In a nutshell this book advises us, and we use it as a companion tool/resource, to our 7 week journey through The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success (Living) by Deepak Chopra.


In the process of self discovery, and our journey towards self mastery, through self knowledge, we are following paths, as shown by the weekly series, as above, together with intuitively guided metaphysical healing sessions & related regular tarot readings. Using these support systems to show us what we need to know, and pin down our progress, as we go, week by week.


The vibration of vocal cords, frequencies of sound, tone/in-tone-nation, language use, energy of 'the word' or the intent thereof, all lend power to how we use this (our) voice, both the inner (dialogue/self talk) and the external in&out-put energies.


These agreements and masteries, as per companion book, we are told, are the wisdom of the Toltec, to guide us out of suffering and return us to our true nature; happiness, freedom, and love. They encouraged us to see ourselves with truth, and become awareness, itself.


The masteries are:

Awareness - as the first step towards personal freedom through knowing who we are, what we are, and what kind of freedom we are looking for. We become aware of the 'fog that is in our mind'. We become aware of our dream-like state of living. This can also be called the Mastery of Truth (relating to the 7 laws series, as above, and distance healing session from week 1, it is related to 'the seed' that we are looking for as part of the first Law of Pure Potentiality).

Transformation - shows us how to change the dream of our life. The goal is to put order into the chaos of the mitote (mind voice) in order to, face our fears, transform these fears and get better results through the freedom to live our own life, and not that as dictated by 'the Parasite'. We do this through reprogramming our mind in our own way. The 4 agreements are a summery of this mastery.

Intent - or the mastery of love. This is that part of our life that energizes transformation. It is Life itself; that of unconditional love. It is a way of living our life, with love.

Everything is made with love because everything comes from God/Life. When we master love, we master the dream of our life,...we reclaim our divinity and become one with God. Then every action we take is an expression of the One Being.

The primary focus of using this book as a companion for the spiritual laws, we are following weekly, is on AWARENESS.


The four agreements are as follows:


BE IMPECCABLE WITH YOUR WORD

Speak with integrity.

Say only what you mean.

Avoid using the word to speak against yourself, or to gossip about others.

Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.


DON'T TAKE ANYTHING PERSONALLY*

Nothing others do is because of you.

What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream.

When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won't be the victim of needless suffering.


DON'T MAKE ASSUMPTIONS

Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want.

Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness, and drama.

With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life.


ALWAYS DO YOUR BEST

Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick.

Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self judgement, self abuse, and regret.


* person-ally


The beginning point is that of the mind, the thought as a blueprint or the DNA of an outcome. We acquire knowledge to assist us in our awareness of our seed of potentiality. However, without action, the final step, we cannot expect to transform into our most divine be-ing. The connecting point is the power of how we express ourselves, in the many ways, but especially that of our 'voice'.


How do we express our self? What is the intended outcome of any exchange?

Your state of awareness, influences your thoughts and behaviours, and YOU are the master in the drivers seat of transforming and manifesting your essential states, of freedom, pleasure & love.


The Power of the Word