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Everyone in the new age/spiritual scene is familiar with what a lightworker is, but what about the Light Warrior?
What is unknown is the “hidden” lightworker that you may have seen them from time to time. They are the lurkers that sit in rooms, or various forums, and it seems the only time they speak up is when something controversial comes to the surface. Seeming cold, logical, and often times seeming negative, they are often misunderstood and disliked among the lightworker community.
The Light Warrior… those who make known all sides of any given issue or topic. Those who defend and fight for light and truth, either in the earth or astral realms. Those who restore, fight for, and keep balance in all things. The Light Warrior can and often will do those things that lightworkers do as well, but most often in a closed and one-on-one setting, and methods used may differ than those of most light workers. The light warrior methods may include the diplomatic but direct approach, bluntly honest in nature, but offering encouragement and support where needed and warranted. The light warrior approach may range from gentle and nurturing to a more intense, empowering “tough love” approach.
Light Warriors are aware of both sides of the coin, and defends the light by making all sides of an issue known, no matter how unpleasant or controversial.
The Light Warrior is silent, watches the flow of things around them. The light warrior is a staunch defender of the light and of truth (in all its various forms). The light warrior respects all paths and beliefs, but is quick to jump to the forefront of things if there is something important to be said. Often times the message the light warrior brings is against the grain, against the fabric of what most lightworkers believe or hold.
Lightwarriors defend light, fight evil, and make known those obstacles which could block the progress of spiritual seekers. With this in mind, this brings forth the different types of lightwarrior:
The Astral Defender… In the astral realms, it is the lightwarriors who are unseen as they go into battle against those dark forces who attack innocent souls both on the physical realm and in the astral realm. In gatherings of lightworkers where a psychic vampire is present and seeking a target, it is the lightwarrior that confronts the attacker and defends those that have been targeted.
The Defender of Truth… Mentioned above, it is this type of lightwarrior that tends to draw the most fire. The defender of truth knows that truth itself is highly subjective, each having its own meaning to those experiencing it. What is truth for one person might not be truth to another. The highly subjective nature of truth, and the infinite ideas that truth represents, provide a unique challenge to the lightwarrior. The lightwarrior speaks ideas to the masses whenever he/she sees an area of concern that needs addressed.
The lightwarrior knows that not all lightworkers have the same level of discernment, and is aware that with the subjective nature of truth– his/her ideas may not resonate with all, and is therefore left open to attack by those of whom his/her words may not resonate. The defender of truth’s style of speaking may vary from lightwarrior to lightwarrior, but often times it is the bold and upfront approach taken by some that tend to inspire one group of lightworkers, while drawing reproach from others. Many times those in support of the lightwarrior will voice their words in private, while those against the lightwarrior will voice their opinions publicly. This tends to give the appearance that the lightwarrior is speaking to an empty room, and sometimes leaves their credibility in question.
This is a risk the lightwarrior is aware of, and is willing to take in the name of the Greater Good for ALL.
Lest it be said that I like to exaggerate, I’d like to give another example of someone with HUA disease, or chronic Head Up Ass.
This person is well known to my avatar, as she used to live next door to her, so my avatar has seen the entire situation unfold over the course of about ten years. To make a long story short, the mother got addicted to painkillers and has been for most of this time. She is also a pathological liar and will stop at nothing to keep getting her drugs.
The daughter, now about 19 years old, refuses to hear one word about it, blindly defends the mother no matter what facts are presented, and goes on the attack the instant any of this is mentioned. We’re talking baseless, vicious, personal attacks if the subject is even touched on. It doesn’t matter that this drug addiction has destroyed the entire family–any and all blame has been placed on the husband who couldn’t handle the lies, theft, criminal activity, fraud, blackmail, and emotional destruction that this woman’s drug habit was causing everyone around her. He helped her and the daughter as long as he could, but, in the end, had no choice but to divorce her over it and get on with his life. And yet, in the daughter’s eyes, her mother is next in line for sainthood, and the father is just short of the devil himself.
It’s beyond sad. And it’s all about choices. She is choosing to blindly defend her mother, no matter how much her mother’s actions are destroying lives, including her own. She is choosing to attack anyone who tries, no matter how kindly, to point out the source of the problem so that it can begin to be repaired in some way. She is choosing to create a false reality that her mother is a saint and everyone else is an evil attack dog.
Her world gets smaller and smaller, and more and more fake, and it’s all of her choosing. Because she can’t face the reality that something might be wrong. She’s not strong enough to do anything about the situation. It’s easier and safer to play pretend and never pop the bubble. God help anybody who gets too close with a pin.
I can’t even imagine how difficult her life is going to be.
I’m beginning to doubt that most people want the truth. That they’re even interested in it. They want to be told not only what to think, but that they’re one of the most special people on the planet, just months or weeks away from turning into a ball of light and heading for the Pleiades, which is their “real” home.
They don’t want to hear that reality is dirt and pain and hard work sometimes. They don’t want to hear that maybe others know more than they do or that maybe their “real home” and “real purpose” is right here and now on planet Earth. That doesn’t make them feel special and separate from those horrible icky stupid things called “human beings.”
So they go to gurus who feed them the smooth, sweetened, happy pablum that they swallow eagerly, shutting out everything else, or they rely on “inner knowings” that are treated as more factual than actual facts. They have an “inner knowing” that they know exactly what you “really meant” by feeling your emotions rather than taking your words at the face value that they were intended to mean. They have an “inner knowing” about how “lost” native practices were really done, never mind that the natives still practicing the real thing have kind of a huge problem with this idea.
These “inner knowings” always trump facts, and when called on it, they throw up their hands and say “it’s only my opinion, you’re welcome to yours,” ignoring that they’re stating their “opinion” as if it’s fact.
What’s it like to live in your own created reality bubble like that? Do you get in a lot of traffic accidents, or what?
One thing I do know, they sure do get pissed off and defensive when someone comes along and pops their bubble by pointing out facts. They will attack like a cornered animal and never, ever admit they could have been wrong. They don’t learn. They continue to defend their version of reality until they either browbeat the other party into silence, or they turn tail and leave (but usually making sure to give one last nasty parting shot on the way out).
Obviously this all follows on the heels of a previous post I made here, Shaping Reality. The difference is that manipulating things to change your future is very much not the same as making stuff up and then sticking your fingers in your ears when someone points out that the stuff you made up is not only not based in any facts whatsoever, but can be easily disputed.
Keep an open mind, but not so open that your brain falls out. You only end up looking like a fool. Except maybe to other people eager to listen to those with “knowings” that make them feel superior to everyone else.
Bushido is the way of the warrior. A friend of mine, now lost, taught me a little about this, which is essentially the essence of the chivalric knight. I find myself in this place a lot. I act with honor, and as a warrior both. These are not mutually exclusive.
Being kind isn’t about propping someone up artificially so they’re living in a lie. Sometimes the greatest kindness is to tell them the truth, no matter how much they don’t want to hear it, and even if it causes them pain. Sometimes the best course is to re-break a bone so that it sets correctly.
It takes strength to be the one to re-break someone’s bone and cause them pain. I never want to cause pain, it goes against my nature, but sometimes it’s required. You can’t make an omelet without breaking some eggs. The seed can’t sprout unless it cracks open.
I’ve been watching what Sanders here has to say for some time, and we’re going to get his book. Part of the reason this one in particular resonates is that several months ago I saw something very close to this golden yin/yang in a vision. I was surprised to see it here on this book cover, and I like what it promises to teach. From the Amazon description:
In Modern Bushido, you will learn:
* How to live a life of character
* How your thoughts affect your life
* What it means to be a true friend
* The true meaning of honor
* The benefits of meditation
* What true respect means
* Your ultimate responsibility in life
* How to balance your life
* How to be at peace the death
* What true courage is
Bushido is the warrior’s code of honor, but even if you are not a martial artist, even if you’re unable to walk, these principles are things everyone should live by. Truth, honor, strength. These include being truthful, honorable, and strong with yourself because everything else comes from this.
Warriors come in all shapes and sizes and types. Some are peaceful warriors, like Gandhi or Mother Teresa. Some are physical warriors like police, soldiers, bodyguards or the martial artist. Some are spirit warriors, like lightworkers and shamans. What kind of warrior are you? Do you live with honor and truth?
I cannot tell a lie. No, seriously, it’s not in my nature. Honesty has served me well, and been a problem, but it’s the best course. I may be evasive, or use very carefully selected language designed to mislead, or refuse to answer a question, but I will not directly lie. It only leads to problems that require even more energy to solve than if you’d just told the truth in the first place. Why would anybody invite problems and waste everybody’s time any energy like that? It’s never made sense to me.
Why, then, would you lie to yourself?
I know there’s a comfortable place where you live inside your lies, whether made by yourself, or created by others. The dark little place you know so well that says you’re never good enough, you’re ugly, stupid, unlovable, a failure, all that kind of thing. Doesn’t matter where these things came from, the problem becomes twofold: They’re so familiar that to try and leave them is scary, and you really don’t know whether they’re truth or lies.
The familiar pain can actually scratch an itch in some way. It gives you something you want or need, or you wouldn’t be clinging to it so hard. That, or the thought of doing anything different is so terrifying that the familiar pain feels safer. Most people fear the unknown.
What if you stopped believing you were a failure, and lived your life as if you had never heard or thought that word about yourself? Would you know how? Are you afraid to open your heart to the idea that you do wonderful, successful things every day, and that you’re a beautiful person? Why is that so scary? Why is it better to be in pain?
If you can’t tell if something is the truth or a lie, ask someone you absolutely trust. Someone that you know will tell you the truth, even if it’s uncomfortable. Ask a lot of people. Ask yourself. Even if you really, truly feel like a failure, or stupid, or ugly, or whatever negative crap is holding you back, why stay there? The bottom line is that it doesn’t matter what other people think. If you’re happy with yourself, your confidence and peace with yourself will radiate and others will see and feel it. The lie dissolves and you create your own truth of who you want to be, and who you are.
The truth will set you free.
How many of you are going to read this and think to yourself, “that is so right,” then do nothing different? If you’re not one of them, comment on this post. ~Peter
“Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.” – Thomas Jefferson
We hold back, waiting for others to make the first move. Bobbing and weaving, avoiding the “punch” of what others may think. Reacting instead of acting.
In a “it’s not my job” world, act. Make it your job. We are not here to get by with the least possible effort, to let others reactions, actions or inactions define us. Our life unfolds through our actions, not others.
Stop idling, waiting, reacting. Regardless of what others think, move and proactively live the life you were made for. Risk giving your very best, not keeping score. Counting only the blessings you have and how you can give them away. Act.