This Week’s Quotation:
The masculine dynamic of the spiritual warrior is the extension of spiritual energy into the spiritual commons in which the warrior finds himself. It is a contribution to the spiritual commons. In the masculine dynamic, you realize you can bring a profound creative influence into the world that is not just in your space. It is not just for you and yours. Your strength as a spiritual warrior can serve a larger and larger field. You are bigger than your home. Your nature is to be expansive. You are destined to increase your ambit—your sphere of creative influence—into greater fields. Your nature is to bring the dominion of love into an ever-increasing world of influence—into the spiritual commons.Becoming a Sun p. 121
The Spiritual Warrior
In this chapter of my book, I speak about the spiritual warrior and the distinction between the masculine and feminine dynamics of spiritual warriorhood. I describe how the feminine dynamic protects the sacredness of home, and the masculine dynamic extends creative influence into the larger world.
Of course, men and women are both capable of each of these two dynamics.
Last night, I attended a house concert at a friend’s. Singer-songwriter, Cassandra Kubinski, performed. She played One Million Hearts. It is the story of the aspiration to have her music reach the world—to reach One Million Hearts. And her realization that for that to happen, it must first reach one heart—her own.
This is the realization of a spiritual warrior who desires to increase her creative influence in the world, to have her talent and gifts affect a million people and more. And as Cassandra’s song so profoundly expresses, it only happens as we extend the influence we want to bring to our own hearts and minds. If we do, it extends beyond that—perhaps to One Million Hearts. But still, my experience is that for our creative influence to increase, we have to constantly come back to the one heart that is our own.
What does it mean to become a sun?
Every human being is already a sun on the inside—a being of intense love and light. The difference is that some people have the vision and courage to become a sun on the outside. This difference is our human destiny.