Darlings, I hope you had a really good weekend and Valentine day was not a disappointment for you. I am sure many of you know I am in love with Paulo Coelho, and I am so glad that I got one of my friends to fall in love with him yesterday. I want you all to fall in love with him (He is one of God’s own chosen writers. Such brilliance!), so I am going to share 3 pages from ‘Manual of the Warrior of Light’. You will definitely thank me for it and share it, so someone can thank you too 🙂
The warrior of light does not always have faith.
There are moments when he believes in absolutely nothing. And he asks his heart: ‘Is all this effort really worth it?’
But his heart remains silent And the warrior has to decide for himself.
Then he looks for an example. And he remembers that Jesus went through something similar in order to fully inhabit the human condition.
‘Take away his cup from me,’ said Jesus. He too lost heart and courage, but he did not stop.
The warrior of light continues despite his lack of faith. He goes forward and, in the end, faith returns.
The warrior of light remembers a passage from John Bunyan:
‘Although I have been all that you have, I do not regret the many hardships I met, because it was they who brought me to the place I wished to reach. Now all I have is this sword and I give it to whomever wishes to continue his pilgrimage. I carry with me the marks and scars of battles- they are the witnesses of what I suffered and the rewards of what I have conquered.
‘These are the beloved marks and scars that will open the gates of paradise to me. There was a time when I used to listen to tales of bravery. There was a time when I lived only because I needed to live. But now I live because I am a warrior and because I wish one day to be in the company of Him for whom I have fought.
The warrior of light meditates.
He sits in a quiet place in his tent and surrenders himself to the divine light. When he does this, he tries not to think about anything; he shuts himself off from the search for pleasure, from challenges and revelations, and allows his gifts and powers to reveal themselves.
Even if he does not recognise them then, these gifts and powers are taking care of his life and will influence his day-day existence.
When he meditates, the warrior is not himself, but a spark from the soul of the world. These are the moments that give him an understanding of his responsibilities and of how he should behave accordingly.
A warrior of Light knows that in the absence of his heart he will hear an order that will guide him.
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