A warrior knows that no matter what comes to greet one in the course of a day can be handled, and not just handled but dealt with completely to the point of its power being dismantled. A warrior is not thwarted from the ultimate goal at hand, to evolve with personal power in hand, energy consolidated and used to gain conscious entry into true reality. And what is true reality? Everything that comes to greet you in the course of everyday life, everything you see and everything you don’t see. True reality is the flow of energy in everyday life, as it is experienced. And to a warrior nothing is more exciting than that!
A warrior soon learns that the most difficult days and nights are those which teach the greatest lessons. The question is not why but where? For a storm or crisis is actually a test of strength and a call to change in some way, to move in a new direction. A warrior knows that what comes unexpectedly from the universe is important indeed, for it is a time when all the forces of power are honed to provide the next step on the journey and forge a new path of heart. So don’t be disappointed by hardship or disturbances but welcome them like waves of change come to carry you along on your journey, taking you where you need to go next. For a storm is only a storm if one decides to think of it that way, otherwise it is a spring rain providing the waters to nurture new life.
A warrior knows that to be one with everything is the ultimate goal, but a warrior also knows that the only means of achieving such universal oneness is by taking the solo journey. And so a warrior does not fret over having or not having but works with what is to confront and dissolve all that stands in the way of achieving oneness with everything. For oneness is dissolution of all that is personal while at the same time still maintaining the inner wholeness of a solitary being.
A warrior is not greedy, even for that oneness, for a warrior knows that it is the journey and the experiences that teach the meaning of oneness, and so a warrior turns from greed to love, accepting love as the only means by which to achieve oneness. And what is love? It is oneness of everything!
A warrior knows that life’s challenges are strengthening, that each day offers the opportunity to change, to take a new path. A warrior knows that like the seasons and the phases of the moon all things eventually turn into something new, and yet a warrior does not wait around for life and time to make decisions but decides in the flow of everyday life what to do and how to do it, keeping always one step ahead of the inevitable, because a warrior knows that in the end it is the workings of the heart that matter. And so, a warrior always chooses a path of heart, for a warrior knows that a path of heart is always the right path.
Who am I? Why am I really here, for what purpose? Where am I going?
Such questions plagued me during childhood and well into early adulthood. Turmoil within and without kept me going, focused on getting on with life, getting away and out into the world. I couldn’t wait to be on my own, taking responsibility for myself, and yet at the same time another part of me was viscerally frightened. That fear manifested in my physical body.
Most of the time I felt so dissociated from what was going on outside me, so singularly solitary, not really part of life. It wasn’t until I began exploring the deeper issues that lived inside me, like alive beings just waiting for me to find them, that some broader answers and new perspectives began to appear. As I relaxed my physical body, letting go of my fears, I gained access to so much more of the world, and beyond this world. My whole viewpoint expanded as a result. I discovered that I was so much more than my physical self.
As renowned out-of-body explorer Robert Monroe contends: You are more than your physical body. Remember this always, he says: You are more than your physical body.
Life is not all that it seems, as it appears or as we think of it. There IS so much more. We are ancient beings, living in the present, searching our pasts for clues to those questions. Who am I? Why am I really here, for what purpose? Where am I going?
To truly become a full-fledged student of Earth School we must take on characteristics of a student warrior, becoming strong in mind and body while simultaneously becoming kind and gentle beings. We learn what it means to become a warrior as we study ourselves in our lives, the past, the present, and as we face what we want our future to look like. That part is totally up to us, to carve out what we will. We have the power to do that right now. The power lies in the decisions we make every day.
A warrior takes full responsibility for the self, recognizing the self as being more than a physical body, as being a participant in life on earth to learn something. We each have something to learn during our lifetime, a singularly personal issue to figure out and resolve. Our time in Earth School, if we are to see it that way and meet the challenge of our issue, requires that we become good students, eager to learn all that we can while we are here.
At some point in our lives we are given the opportunity to wake up. In fact, wake-up calls come all the time. We will answer when we are ready. When we do, we begin to discover that, indeed, we ARE so much more than just our physical bodies. And then the real adventures in Earth School begin.
I propose that Monroe’s directive become a personal mantra. Keep saying it until it makes sense. “I am more than my physical body.” You are more than you think you are. Your thoughts may have shaped who you are now, but you have the power to reshape yourself.
Earth School isn’t such a bad place to be if you take a Warrior class, if you decide that you want to find deeper meaning and purpose, if you decide you really do want to evolve. You can be your own teacher. All you need is your determination and intent to change, and your new mantra: I am more than my physical body!
Start with that and see where it leads. You never know what you might discover about yourself as you begin to experience life outside of the physical. The door is always open to Earth School. It must be experienced to have true impact. Full participation required! You just have to decide to walk through, open up, and enjoy the lessons!