The Toltec were an ancient culture chiefly located in what is now the pyramid ruins of Teotihuacán in the high midlands of Mexico. In a tradition that dates back thousands of years and continues today, the Toltec were known throughout Mexico as men and women of knowledge. One interpretation of the word “Toltec” is “artist.” They considered the manner in which you lived your life as your art; thus the Toltec way was not a religion but more accurately a way of life.
In ancient Toltec mythology, one of the most important figures was the great shaman/sorcerer – Tezcatlipoca. Legend has it that one morning he awoke from a powerful dream and had a life-shattering insight:
You are always dreaming, asleep or awake, and whatever you dream is what you perceive as reality in that moment.
Modern Toltec philosophy claims that there is no way for us to really change unless we awaken to how we create our own unique perception of the world. The Toltec description of human awareness is this: The mind never rests, and one of its main purposes is to dream. Their mythology (from Tezcatlipoca’s dream) suggests that we are always dreaming – not only at night – and what we experience within our dreams is significantly altered by our beliefs about everything.
You are always modifying what you see, according to what you believe. What you believe produces a unique perception of the world and drives most of your thoughts, your actions, your joys, and your sorrows.
So, what is The Toltec Secret to Happiness? It is simply this:
Limiting beliefs create drama and sadness, while positive beliefs support a life filled with happiness and possibility. To eliminate self-judgment, unhappiness, conflict, and regret, discover the beliefs you have that are rooted in fear and learn to change them.
We invite you to let us show you how.