“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!)
• Grief is Alive, Wild, and an Untamed Lifeforce
• Grief & Ancestral Ghosts and Spirits of Place
… and not unrelated, when it’s a deep grief (and other stuff, for better and for worse) stirring in the shared field:
• Empaths-Sensitives and M-Fields
• Embracing Uncertainty: The Way of Creative Adventure
• Love, Belonging, Home & Presence
On the whole ‘spiritual bypass’ notion …
• Spiritual Bypassing & the ‘New Age’
And on the amazing possibility and potential of The Beauty Way of Relating.
If you’ve wandered the byways of Sophia’s Children for any time at all, you’ll know there’s a “wild bounty” more where these come from — it’s kind of the point of this cyber-seva space of mine!
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!).
(Find good perspectives on the real St. Patrick here and here … seems St. Pat was a spiritual warrior himself!)
March 17, 2017 at 8:11 pm
Me, that’s me. 🙋
March 17, 2017 at 8:36 pm
Don’t we know it, sister (we’ve got those much-stamped Underworld Passports to prove it … and the Underworld-born humor as well, yes?). xoxo Love, Jamie
March 17, 2017 at 9:18 pm
Wonderful! I am so happy I found your blog. Also happy you pointed me to Allison Caw’s blog. I feel like I hit the jackpot! I look forward to diving into your past blog posts, as well as receiving each future one–this wild bounty!
March 18, 2017 at 7:05 pm
Thank you so much, Cheryl, and welcome, welcome. I’m delighted (and was delighted to spiral over to your cyber-garden, too!). Wild-bounty jackpots are good – may they be bountifully arising! 🙂 Love, Jamie
March 24, 2017 at 6:13 pm
Jackpot indeed. You are a gift.
March 25, 2017 at 12:42 pm
Many thanks, Lara/Trace. 🙂 I feel the same way when I visit your cyber-garden!
March 25, 2017 at 8:10 pm
I hope I get to meet you – some day! xoxox
March 25, 2017 at 10:11 pm
That’d be lovely, indeed. I look forward to it, Lara. 🙂