Where Are The Warriors? By Mark Walstrom

The term "warrior" has many meanings. Historically in literature, a warrior is typically associated with a male soldier who fights in battles. However, from a spiritual perspective, a warrior is one (male or female) who is on a conscious path of waking up. In these turbulent times we need more spiritual warriors.

The core source of most, if not all, of the problems that humanity is facing (natural disasters aside) can be attributed to individual and collective ego manifestations...a.k.a. unconsciousness. Too much "me" and not enough "we". The ego self is not bad or wrong...it is simply the unobserved self. The ego is what takes over when we don't live in the truth and reality of the moment, instead we speak and act out of conditioning, habit, and personal scripts. We don't have to continue living out of the ego...it's a choice.

A simple first step of shifting to warrior energy is to acknowledge that you are currently living from the ego persona and no longer desire to live from its limiting and energy draining ways. It takes strength of character to admit this but it's the way to begin to diminish the negative effects of the ego construct. Then one can commit themselves to a proven path of awakening and immerse themselves in the teachings and practices of that path. Each of us has to find our own way. The invitation here is to penetrate the illusion of the ego self and live as a warrior of consciousness...a state of being that cannot be adequately expressed in words, only experienced directly.

We need more warriors!


Inspirational reading:

A Personal Journey from "Passover Remembered" (Alla Bozaeth-Campbell)

Pack nothing. Bring only your determination to serve and your willingness to be free.
Don't wait for the bread to rise.
Take nourishment from the journey, but eat standing, be ready to move at a moment's notice.
Do not hesitate to leave your old ways behind...fear, silence, submission.
Only surrender to the need of the time---to love justice and walk humbly with your God.
Do not take time to explain to the neighbors. Tell only a few trusted friends and family members.
Then begin quickly, before you have time to sink back into the old slavery.
Set out in the dark. We will send fire to warm and encourage you. We will be with you in the fire and we will be with you in the cloud.
You will learn to eat new food and find refuge in new places. We will give you dreams in the desert to guide you safely home to that place you have not yet seen.
The stories you tell one another around the fires in the dark will make you strong and wise.
Outsiders will attack you, and some will follow you, and at times you will get weary and turn on each other from fear and fatigue and blind forgetfulness.
You have been preparing for this for hundreds of years. We are sending you into the wilderness to make a new way and learn our ways more deeply.
Some of you will be so changed by weathers and wanderings that even your closest friends will have to learn your features as though for the first time. Some of you will not change at all. 
Some will be abandoned by your dearest loves and misunderstood by those who have known you since birth and feel abandoned by you.
Some will find new friendships in unlikely faces, and old friends as faithful as the pillar of God's flame.
Sing songs as go, and hold close together. You may at times grow confused and lose your way. Continue to call each other by the names we've given you, to help you remember who you are. You will get where you are going by remembering who you are. Touch each other and keep telling the stories.
Make maps as you go remembering the way back from before you were born. You will be only the first of many waves of deliverance on these desert seas. It is the first of many beginnings...remain true to this mystery.
Pass on the whole story. Do not go back. We are with you now and we are waiting for you.