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What is "Spiritual Warriorship"?

The archetype of Warrior is longstanding in our common ancestry. This person puts the safety of those in the warrior's charge before his own. He acts for the betterment of all instead of in self-interest. A free society allows the expression of every kind of belief and intention that does diminish the freedom of others. Hence, the choice to follow the path of Warriorship is a choice to give oneself over to the greater good.

A Warrior is a classic Hero in the mythological sense, someone willing to go through the test of fire to remove impurities to become the natural self that is capable of overcoming any demon and bringing everything to peace.

A Spiritual Warrior is the warrior of our new age. Realizing that violence begets violence, the Spiritual Warrior goes deeply inward to discover the power he or she commands when embodying Love in its myriad forms such as Compassion, Forgiveness, Understanding, Acceptance, Appreciation, and others. The Spiritual Warrior chooses the path of continuous growth toward the highest consciousness for the sake of all.


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