“Those who stand in the fires of uncertainty, despair and fear with presence, awareness and discernment are spiritual warriors. And in an age of digital distraction, emotional shaming and bypassing, we need all the spiritual warriors we can get.”
~ Allison Caw, “For Those Still Uncertain, Grieving and Fearful Post Election”
Amen to that, sister. (Read Allison’s full musing for the context of that insight.)
So the gist (duh) is this: Real Spiritual Warriors don’t rush into ‘insta-fix’ to bypass the tough stuff.
To experience and embody the fullness of joy and other virtue-gifts (that overflow out of presence and bless many), one has to experience — versus bypassing and burying — the whole spectrum.
It’s interesting to see what’s spiraling back around and resurrected anew these days! (I’ll post soon on just such a topic … stay tuned.) In the meanwhile …
To stir your spiritual warrior self (and enliven hidden gifts, ripe for resurrecting now):
Insight on Grief (among the most popular Sophia’s Children post themes!)
… and not unrelated, when it’s a deep grief (and other stuff, for better and for worse) stirring in the shared field:
On the whole ‘spiritual bypass’ notion …
And on the amazing possibility and potential of The Beauty Way of Relating.
Happy (Almost) Spring (or Autumn, if you’re in the Southern Hemi!).
p.s. I was going to post something apropos to St. Patrick’s Day, but the above-shared is what came up to share today.
I think the real St. Patrick might be pleased with that (and so would my “wild Gael” ancestors!).