"You call yourself a free spirit, a "wild thing," and you're terrified somebody's gonna stick you in a cage. Well baby, you're already in that cage. You built it yourself. And it's not bounded in the west by Tulip, Texas, or in the east by Somali-land. It's wherever you go. Because no matter where you run, you just end up running into yourself." - Truman Capote (Breakfast at Tiffany’s)
Wild Warriorship: The Call to Serve This Sacred Life
What is Wild ? Your crazy beautiful self! Be you and pull away the layers. There is a wild unknown space inside. Are you willing to venture ? We can all see its beauty. Can you?
What is Warriorship? Warriorship is the everyday ritual of living as you are. It is the willpower that matches your passion, calling you to live the life you love.
What is sacred? All that you love is sacred. When it is worth protection, you guard with purpose, the warrior. When it is scarce or hidden you cultivate with stewardship and attention, the mother. When it is so magnificent and encompassing, you apprentice and listen, the shaman. When the heart calls, with every humble bow you serve.
Within all expressions of life, from the smallest stone to the temporal clouds, to our wayward thoughts and intimate pleasures, there is a doorway into the realm of connection and reverence where everything is sacred. May we go there.
To enter this threshold we must be wild, breaking down the paradigm of old vows, and reclaiming the magician, hermit, mother, and warrior to wield a new craft that dances between the mystery and the real, Magical Realism. Into the wild is letting go of intellectual beliefs, lineages of disappointments, addictions, and safeguards to step into our inner landscape, nakedly alone, willing to feel the deepest darkness of our most intimate soul as the infinite universe itself.
The universe is untamed yet precious, a labyrinth with no end, a pandora’s box of paradox, complete with no answer. Therefore warriorship is necessary to navigate the wild. One must discern through shifting views that claim truth, and rally for no truth, to instead live with attentive love and devotion for all that simply is, everyday.
“You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island of opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land; there is no other life but this.” - Henry David Thoreau
Warriorship is a journey of discovery. A quest to remember our inherit goodness.
Engaged in a battle between cunningness and need, the warrior seeks secrets already known but forgotten under rock and stone. This hardness shapes our lives, we become heavy, tense, narrowed and frightful of our own steps along the path. Time beats us down, till one day the warrior demands, I will not carry this burden of emptiness no more, may my heart break open this illusion and face the world with the wonder of innocence.
The wild warriorship begins with a call to drop everything. To move into the wild is to move into the unknown of yourself. The deep field of one’s true nature.
“You don’t have to follow a path to reach your nature because you cannot leave your nature, you cannot go anywhere else. Even if you wanted to, it is impossible. That’s exactly the definition of nature: nature means that which cannot be left behind, that which cannot be renounced. But you can forget about it - you cannot lose it, but it can be forgotten." - OSHO
Many walk this pilgrimage back into their souls, for the path is not destiny or destination, but a homecoming. A remembering of our divine nature, already manifested in this immediate moment. Entry into this magical knowing is more of a response, rather than actions rewarded. It is an exchange. A communication with spirit. We may miss the signs, forget the lessons, forge harder, and grow dissonant, but even in our despaired disconnection we are in a state of being. The call is not a path to become, but a song sung, a note to be played, a memory remembered.
"The process of becoming innocent is not really a process of becoming, it is a process of discovering your being. It is a discovery, and not an achievement. You don’t attain something new, you simply attain to that which you have always been. It is a forgotten language." - OSHO
what is your wild? warriorship? what is sacred to you?
what is it you plan to do
with your one
wild and precious life?"
— Mary Oliver