This seems a very fine time for anchoring ourselves in the sovereign “ground of All Being” and rejuvenating our discerning Spiritual Warrior juju.
I’ll be sharing a few musings on just that “ripe timing” in a day or two (maybe even today), since the Virgo-Pisces archetypal energies are getting activated in a big way moving forward.
In the meanwhile, I’m happy to share this blog post from blog-sister Laura Bruno, since it speaks to this Spiritual (Shambhala) Warrior archetype that many of us are ‘here to be’.
Check this out, and read on for more:
“Budo (way of the warrior) is not a means of felling the opponent by force or by lethal weapons. Neither is it intended to lead the world to destruction by arms and other illegitimate means.
True Budo calls for bringing the inner energy of the universe in order, protecting the peace of the world, as well as preserving, everything in nature in its right form.”
~ Moreihei Ueshiba, founder of the art of Aikido
That’s what my Qigong Grandmaster called healthy yang or the Sacred Masculine, which is very much in alignment and partnership with and honoring of the healthy yin or Sacred Feminine.
Power with versus the toxic old Dominator Culture norm of power over.
That’s what I’m talking about (whatever the spiritual tradition from which you gain Wisdom and inspiration) — and it’s the energetic we’ll have plenty of cosmic and Earth help with as we move forward, starting now. Stay tuned …
Big Love and more soon,
September 2, 2015 at 2:48 pm
Its strange, well not so strange that you posted this reminder of the warrior within call from Laura… Which I will go read in a second. I am in the process of writing a more serious post on how we should now be more aware of why we are hear and the roles we each play… I do keep beating that aspect every once and a while 🙂
Love and Blessings to you Jamie for sharing xxx 😀
September 2, 2015 at 3:01 pm
Very interesting, Sue. It seems (as you mention in another comment) that we’re being stirred to remember, bring attention to, and share (if we’re so-called) on these key themes.
It does seem a really good time for discernment. I’ll be sharing more on these sorts of things that are arising in my awareness now, and I look forward to seeing what you’ll be sharing (and several of our other blog sisters and brothers, too). Thanks for your contribution to that ‘great stirring’ of the shared consciousness pool! 🙂
September 2, 2015 at 3:06 pm
I was drawn to re-read several books recently, the other month it was The Phoenix Rising by Mary Summer Rain.. 🙂 and then I click on another of your post mentioning the Phoenix.. See how connecting it all is 🙂
September 2, 2015 at 4:17 pm
Jamie: Thank you for sharing this, a much needed reminder of the power of knowing TRUE masculine and feminine in balance, and the vehicle of connecting to each through the (my) practice of Shambhala warriorship. Perfect timing, blessings … Lee
September 2, 2015 at 4:24 pm
You’re most welcome, Lee. I’m glad it resonated with you as well. It does seem that the time is more and more ‘ripe’ for it (and even Venus and Mars are moving together for a Sky Dance now!). Blessings to you! Jamie
September 3, 2015 at 12:11 am
Glad to know that! Reminds me of the sculpture ‘La Danse’ by Camille Claudel (Rodin’s protege/lover) … beautiful metaphor! Thank you.
September 3, 2015 at 1:39 pm
Mmm, that’s lovely, Lee — Camille Claudel’s ‘Le Dance’. And it reminded me of one that’s been so moving to me since I first saw it: Antonio Canova’s ‘Psyche Revived by Cupid’s Kiss’ – http://musee.louvre.fr/oal/psyche/psyche_acc_en.html. Thank you for sharing! Blessings, Jamie