Introduction to The Crack Between the Worlds

Introduction to The Crack Between the Worlds

Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Tensegrity Notes From Workshops

When I have time, I'll post a slew of notes from different Tensegrity workshops put on by Carlos Castaneda's company, Cleargreen.



 Explanation of Tensegrity by Carlos Castaneda when I have time to write. 

Thursday, November 30, 2023

Sacred Wolf Wisdom

This one has been around forever, but it's good...

The Two Wolves 

One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people.

 He said, “My son, the battle is between two wolves inside us all.”

 “One is Evil – It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.”

 “The other is Good – It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith.”

 The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, “Which wolf wins?”

 The old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed.”


Thursday, April 27, 2023

An Ancient Quechua Prayer For Inner Strength

Yet another gem from Nick.

As you walk outside your door today, remember that there is true power that can be harnessed by connecting more deeply with the natural world around you. 

Our ancestors knew how to speak to the trees and the wind that blew through the grass under their feet. In our modern world, this concept may be called silly or pure lunacy... but is it possible that there is more to this beautiful existence than we know?

Here is a Quechua inspired prayer from the High Andes Mountains of Peru to add some magic to your day:

Great Creator, Grant me the light of wisdom.

Mother Earth, bountiful source,

Help me draw strength from the ground beneath my feet.

Father Sun, radiant child,

Fill me with the warmth and energy to face my trials.

Mountain Spirits, who walk the wind,

Guide me on the path of resilience and determination.

May the sacred waters cleanse my soul,

And may the fires of transformation forge my spirit.

In unity with all living beings,

I embrace the power within me,

To overcome obstacles and grow ever stronger.


Stay curious,

Nick Polizzi

Host of Remedy: Ancient Medicine for Modern Illness & Founder of The Sacred Science


Saturday, April 22, 2023

Ancient Medicine for Modern Illness

Howdy! It's been awhile since I've posted. Why? Because I had a major setback in my training. For some silly reason I thought I was much more 'advanced' in my training, or whatever one chooses to call it, in regards to the Warrior's Way. 

What was stopping me? All kinds of foreign energy. I needed to spend some serious time in recapitulation. I've already recapped my life two times, but obviously I still had 'issues' that needed resolving. Now that I'm done with yet another round of recap, let's get to posting again!

Here is a post from an author I've followed for many years now, and I think it has some great, valuable information for those the Warrior's Way has chosen. Let's give it a try here and see what you think.

Begin Nick's post:

A few years ago, a shaman in Honduras taught me an extremely useful technique to dissolve stress and anxiety. It's had a pretty profound effect on my life and today I'd like to share it with you.

Like much of the healing wisdom that comes from native cultures, this teaching began with an observation about nature.

As we sat together, the curandero asked me how I felt about deer. Yes, our furry four-legged friends that frolic in the forest.

He explained that they are a mighty power animal and a great role model for us humans to learn from.

"A deer knows it's a deer. It has no inner conflict about its past, its purpose, its needs, or its destiny. It lives in the moment and is 100 percent resourceful at all times, minute by minute, its senses completely keen, its focus pure and unburdened."

Can you say that you spend most of your day this way? Or even just an hour? Some might argue this is not even possible in today's world.

While we may not be able to live with completely clear and open minds like our furry counterparts, we CAN begin to nurture longer stretches of this purity in our lives.

How do we do this?

An Ancient Technique:

The practice below is all about noticing and preventing yourself from being derailed mentally and emotionally. What do I mean by the word "derailed"? I'm talking about any time you allow yourself to be distracted by thoughts that aren't serving you.

For example, you wake up and are having a beautiful morning until you catch a glimpse of yourself in the mirror and notice something you don't like. "Wow, I'm getting... (fill in the blank with your personal peeve about yourself -- old, fat, skinny, bald, ugly, pale, stupid... )."

This is the bright shiny detour sign that beckons you to stop traveling your peaceful path and start engaging in negative self-analysis. Most of the time we don't even notice this road sign -- we just fly right off the highway into the valley of the downward spiral.

This can be a 5 to 10 minute dialogue with yourself, laden with lower thoughts, that saps your energy for an hour, and sometimes the entire day.

The mirror situation is just one example. It could be a phone call, a text message, a minor inconvenience that triggers a stress response, or the product of simply over-thinking your life with a busy brain instead of being in the moment.

So many ways to get there, but the destination is the same.


As you work with them, you begin to see these mental detours for what they truly are -- invisible bars of a cage imprisoning your true self.

Here is how I was taught to address these sneaky pitfalls and break the chains:

1) Pick an hour in your day. It doesn't need to be quiet, or free of distraction. This practice is best done during your everyday life. You can be at work, with family, doing household chores, out for a hike -- the only thing that matters is that you're starting this hour in a positive and happy frame of mind.

2) The actual practice is simple. All I want you to do is proceed through life over the next 60 minutes, remaining as peaceful as you can. The only work you need to do is pay attention to your thoughts and gently note any times you find yourself slipping into negative self-talk, or getting derailed.

This derailing doesn't need to be major for it to qualify -- it can be as subtle as a two second judgment or brief moment of anxiety.

To be clear, this practice is not about working with the negative thought pattern whatsoever. We are simply taking inventory of what comes up in our periphery over the course of an hour of daily life. The more emotionally neutral you can be, the more information you will pick up.

3) Write these thoughts down as they come, so that they can be worked with later.

The shaman gave me this bit of wisdom before I started:

"We are watching our thoughts like a child on a river bank, noting what floats by. Curious, playful even, but unattached."

This life habit has helped me in two key ways:

These points of disruption are great entryways or portals into deeper inner work.

The simple act of observing and acknowledging your triggers with an open and neutral eye can bring healing to them, in ways that your brain cannot quantify. The light of your awareness is healing in itself.

If you're up for it, I'd like to challenge you to one of these power hours of self-discovery. Anyone can do it, and the benefits to body and soul can be extraordinary.

Yes, this is work. But it's some of the most rewarding work I know of.

Are you with me?

If so, keep us posted on what you experience! We're all in this together :)

Stay curious,

Nick Polizzi

Host of Remedy: Ancient Medicine for Modern Illness & Founder of The Sacred Science