Come to stillness, find your centre and set your intention.
Today the Warrior Timewave begins. Thirteen days of truth, strength, holding the centre and defending the enduring wisdom of the ages, learning how to come back to your centre time and time again. Learning to move from your centre, consciously experiencing the inevitable loss of centred-ness as you open to life, and then coming back to centre once more.
The Warrior Timewave asks you and gives you the opportunity to be true to yourself.
Accept the challenge.
Strength of mind is needed and resolve is rewarded. Allow in the beam of light, like a laser; invite in a coherent light source from the top of your head, down through your central column and into the ground.
The overriding message today, and the teaching of the whole timewave is to:
• resist the easy impulse to give into your own whims and those of others;
• come back to your centre;
• be the clear light;
• and notice how other people are naturally attracted to you, once you are in that position.
Stay conscious of your heritage, your ancestors, your spiritual tradition and your base humanness. Be humble enough not to believe that you know the absolute truth.
The challenge for all yogis, meditators, gurus and pandits is to recognize that the super-spiritual-ego is very sneaky. The bliss of a truth based on purity often blinds us to the cosmic humour, our universal human base, our ancestral heritage and all that we are product of.
Real wisdom has a sense of humour and is anchored in the feeling of being a human being, like all human beings.
Message from Laurence: In the spirit of this day, I honour and respect the Mayan people for bringing this calendrical system into the world. I also give thanks to the Mayan spirits and others who have inspired me, taught me, laughed at me and with me, and who continue to guide me on my journey of working with this 260-day count.
What Does It Mean to Be a Warrior?
The full challenge of Warrior (aka Vulture or Owl) is being strong, yet open. Life is often tough; it requires real strength of mind that comes from holding intention, yet also having the ability to constantly adjust.
Strength is both adaptable and resilient. Strength requires a healthy physical foundation and a connection to stillness, nature and spirit. Can we be the authors of our lives and be defenders of truth?
The Warrior Timewave manifests as power (10 Serpent); and requires the commitment of inner security, whilst allowing subtle energies to permeate your psyche (8 Foredawn). The wisdom of Warrior (12 Deer or Hand) is the power and strength of being, to hold a dynamic systemic coherence.
In traditional culture, you get rewarded for being a pleaser. Warrior energy is expressed only as righteous indignation and in defence of the cultural clichés of fixed morality. This is okay.
In the mainstream, you get richly rewarded for being ruthless and connected to larger ruthless groups. The survival-of-the-fittest myth, which includes strategic alliances, is perpetuated. For most people though, a reward of comfort comes through compliance with the cult of the individual, honouring the winners and accepting one’s place. This is okay.
In the new age community, you get rewarded for having some personal expression and for being in agreement with the collective sentiment, with espousing a ‘politically correct’ approach. This is okay.
However, if you want to be a true Warrior and live your purpose, there comes a time when the cultural norms no longer fit, especially as you get older. Embrace the full spectrum of society, but defeat and release that within you which no longer serves you.
The Path of the Warrior eventually requires personal leadership and authorship of one’s own life. This is tough, unless one is incredibly strong within, as there is generally not much support from outside oneself. Draw on the strength of resilient adaptable continuity.
Challenge has to be welcomed and enjoyed, as much as is possible, and decisions must be made fairly swiftly and consciously – and then ACTED upon.
A Warrior is alert.