From The Battlefield:
I stand here on the battlefield
Having slain my inner fools
I scrutinize the landscape
And burn all life-defeating rules
I log the land traversed
The mountain-faces scaled
And yet it’s clear I have not failed
My feet are still beneath me
Five and a half feet below my gaze
And my eyes are still cast upwards
With gratitude for days
My mind is clear and steady
My heart is pure and light
Tho the arrows fly incessantly
I dodge them left and right
I’ve withstood here on the battlefield
What no one ever should
Yet I know I’m not the only one
Who warriors through this ‘hood
If you find yourself, one day or night
On dangerous terrain
Galvanize your righteousness
Place virtue where there’s pain
Don’t let self-pity swallow you
Don’t go down that doomed, weak path
Defy the pull to sulk and fear
And rise with strength to act!
Yes, it’s hard! You’re fighting!
But look how you’re fielding swords
This is not the time for comfort and ease
Leave the world to its foolhardy rewards
Who said this was meant to be glamorous?!
What warped illusion promised ease?!
The biggest mistake you can make in a fight
Is believing the enemy can be appeased
My message is simple: be grateful!
You are on your feet and surveying the land
Your fast-twitch responses are working
And your radiant heart beams God-force with command!
The battlefield eventually calls each of us
It’s a privilege, so best not to flee
Rather gird up your forces of discipline
So that despite the assault, you may succeed!
in loving service,
Where the Focus Should Be
Three things I would not want to be without:
- My discipline
- My tools
- My knowledge
This time on earth is testing each of us. We will either rise up with strength or be crushed. This time on earth is no joke.
The focus needs to be on strengthening yourself: spiritually, physically & mentally.
Every day is a day of strengthening and growing closer to our Creator-Source. This requires great mental, physical and spiritual effort. This requires over-coming all lower tendencies & discarding all folly & illusions.
Discipline is my friend, virtue is my steadfast companion. Yes, I get tired and I fail to rise to my highest possible expression at times but I would not trade the daily discipline and focused Exalted Life-path for anything.
Discipline is developed over time – it’s not something one is born with, it’s a strength one must develop through perseverance and with determination!
The tools I refer to are those tangible items and intangible approaches that enable us to remediate and improve anything inferior in and/or around ourselves.
The knowledge is the golden Intel that directs our actions, thoughts, creative pursuits & choices (informing our discipline & tools). If we are focused on the right things and learn to see life clearly, we find this knowledge.
This is not a time for lollygagging, daydreaming, escapism and mindlessly passing your life away. This is a time when each moment/hour/day should be spent in some way overcoming your weaknesses.
We have so many weaknesses that need strengthening – so take your pick – but don’t take a day off … there is a battle on for your soul and the dial has been turned up. The stronger your resolve and the bigger your reserves – built by the sweat of your righteous efforts – the more likely you will be to come out intact.
An Intact Soul
An intact soul is the name of the game! But make no mistake, that intact soul depends upon the strength, power & health of its body, mind & emotions!
Have you trained your body for strength today?
Have you checked the influences upon your mind and emotions?
Have you had a look at the battlefield?
I have. I see it every day and it’s not looking good for those without great discipline, tools & knowledge. Discipline is the new indulgence. Let’s get serious about fighting for our Souls & remaining intact during this increasingly challenging time on earth.
In loving service,
“It is better to fail in a cause that would ultimately win than win in a cause that must ultimately fail.” – Woodrow Wilson
There are so many of you doing what is life-generating in the face of a world wired for what is life-deteriorating. And then, there are so many anti-energetic, siphoning, vampirical forces that will never learn how to access power any other way than to take it by insidious, sneaky means.
The world will soon understand the difference between what is life-generating vs. life-deteriorating and reject all connections with the latter. You might feel a bit lonely now if you’re aligning with the former. But if your soul is growing, then your real gold is growing & your incorruptibility will be growing – so you’ll ultimately win.
To win is for your soul to grow, not to reap a material trophy in any of its forms. Yours is not a trite life. Yours is an alchemical opportunity seized. Keep doing the life-generating thing. 2021 is insisting upon it.
In loving service,
S.F. stands for Soul Force. Now, we know these are unprecedented times, but one thing is sure, your life’s achievements are not what is accomplished in the classroom, in the boardroom, in social circles or in any aspect of our cultural directives or expectations.
Whatever happens, the success or failure of your life depends upon your Soul-Force. Your job right now is to get right with your Soul. If you fall into drama, you lose. If you fall prey to fear, you lose. You can lose your life and still win if you display courage, honor, integrity and love.
This life is precious, yes, in a sense it is. But it is not the most precious. More precious by far is your Soul which transcends lifetimes in physical form and which must take precedence.
Don’t fear for the loss of this life. Place your Soul far above this passage through form. Get right with your Soul and stay there. It will take work. But everything else in life is out of one’s control and pure folly to try to preserve. Do your best to have a body that will withstand pathogens but focus on that far higher calling, preserving, protecting and nobly defending what you truly are: your Soul-Force. Focus on that and you’ll have succeeded, no matter what the earthly outcome.
in loving service,
Grow Your Soul
Remember that ‘playing it safe,’ meaning toeing the cultural/societal line, almost never equates to safety in the long run.
Conformity is not safe; it merely presents an illusion of safety.
You are only truly safe when your values & wisdom align with your soul growth — this requires courage every time and often appears to the outside world of conformists as madness.
The individual on his/her noble (albeit oft’ misunderstood) heroic journey has a natural, healthy irreverence for how the conformed perceive them. That is how it must be and how it is for those who move on, evolve and grow enlightened.
in loving service,