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Warrior of Light

Published January 28, 2021 by tindertender

A warrior of light never defiles his heart with hatred; when he walks towards struggle he remembers about Christ: love your enemies.

But he knows that forgiveness does not force him to accept everything. A warrior cannot bow his head otherwise he loses sight of the horizon of his dreams.

He remarks that his adversaries are there to test his bravery, his perseverance, his capacity for decision. They are beneficial, because they are the ones who force him to fight for his dreams.

It is the experience of combat that strengthens the Warrior of Light.

~ Paolo Coelho

Warrior of Light

Published November 18, 2020 by tindertender

A warrior of light never defiles his heart with hatred; when he walks towards struggle he remembers about Christ: love your enemies. But he knows that forgiveness does not force him to accept everything. A warrior cannot lower his head otherwise he loses sight of the horizon of his dreams. He remarks that his opponents are there to test his bravery, his perseverance, his decision-making capacity. They are beneficial, because it is they who force him to fight for his dreams. It is the experience of combat that strengthens the Warrior of Light.

~ Paolo Coelho
https://paulocoelhoblog.com/

From a sea of pain,
From a sea of hate
See my life
Rising through the darkness

I will stand alone,
I’ll reclaim my soul
I will fight,
I will win my life back

Warriors of life fight boldly
Warriors of life die glorious
Warriors walk on
Warriors never lose your way

How I Became A Warrior

Published October 2, 2020 by tindertender

Once, I ran from fear
so fear controlled me.
Until I learned to hold fear like a newborn.
Listen to it, but not give in.
Honour it, but not worship it.
Fear could not stop me anymore.
I walked with courage into the storm.
I still have fear,
but it does not have me.

Once, I was ashamed of who I was.
I invited shame into my heart.
I let it burn.
It told me, “I am only trying
to protect your vulnerability”.
I thanked shame dearly,
and stepped into life anyway,
unashamed, with shame as a lover.

Once, I had great sadness
buried deep inside.
I invited it to come out and play.
I wept oceans. My tear ducts ran dry.
And I found joy right there.
Right at the core of my sorrow.
It was heartbreak that taught me how to love.

Once, I had anxiety.
A mind that wouldn’t stop.
Thoughts that wouldn’t be silent.
So I stopped trying to silence them.
And I dropped out of the mind,
and into the Earth.
Into the mud.
Where I was held strong
like a tree, unshakeable, safe.

Once, anger burned in the depths.
I called anger into the light of myself.
I felt its shocking power.
I let my heart pound and my blood boil.
Listened to it, finally.
And it screamed, “Respect yourself fiercely now!”.
“Speak your truth with passion!”.
“Say no when you mean no!”.
“Walk your path with courage!”.
“Let no one speak for you!”
Anger became an honest friend.
A truthful guide.
A beautiful wild child.

Once, loneliness cut deep.
I tried to distract and numb myself.
Ran to people and places and things.
Even pretended I was “happy”.
But soon I could not run anymore.
And I tumbled into the heart of loneliness.
And I died and was reborn
into an exquisite solitude and stillness.
That connected me to all things.
So I was not lonely, but alone with All Life.
My heart One with all other hearts.

Once, I ran from difficult feelings.
Now, they are my advisors, confidants, friends,
and they all have a home in me,
and they all belong and have dignity.
I am sensitive, soft, fragile,
my arms wrapped around all my inner children.
And in my sensitivity, power.
In my fragility, an unshakeable Presence.

In the depths of my wounds,
in what I had named “darkness”,
I found a blazing Light
that guides me now in battle.

I became a warrior
when I turned towards myself.

And started listening.

~ Jeff Foster with Leslie Miller

The Best Gift Of My Life ~ Semper Fi

Published July 12, 2020 by tindertender

Yes, having my father in my world after many years of not knowing him was a great gift, one I will cherish for the rest of my life.

For 17 years I’ve been in battle, a battle for my soul.

I am tired, and yet invigorated, for I received the most precious gift last night from unseen forces, by an aspect of the masculine.

The message was, “Semper Fi, just remember that.”

I did not know what it meant, so I asked google, the every ‘reliable’ source.

Semper fidelis [ˈsɛmpɛr fɪˈdeːlɪs]) is a Latin phrase that means “always faithful” or “always loyal”. It is the motto of the United States Marine Corps, usually shortened to Semper Fi.

They have taken notice, and given me my current, most precious gift. They have empowered my hope that good will prevail over the chaos makers.

They have let me know, without doubt, that I am not alone in this battle.

I will love them forever, for this is exactly what I needed in my world during these moments, where chaos is intensifying, and suffering increases.

If you are suffering mentally, know that there are warriors in the unseen (and seen) who see your struggles. You are not alone, you are seen, heard, and cared for.

The war is real, and you are NOT crazy.

Remember that.

Semper Fi

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Semper_fidelis

Righteous Thorns in the side of Chaos.

SLAP those bitches with a thorny flower!

I will relax and enjoy the aroma.

American Warrior – Heart of Fire!

Published March 23, 2020 by tindertender

“Take the Americans Alive” … when the intercepted Taliban radio message was translated. Senior Airman Dustin Temple was sure as hell he’d never let that happen. For 48 hours, Temple and the rest of his Special Forces team fought off an overwhelming force.

When the enemy got close, he called in dangerous close airstrikes. When they ran low on ammunition, he sprinted from cover to a resupply chopper for more. When his friends were shot, he dragged them to safety.

For his heroism and critical role in turning the tide in battle, Senior Airman Temple was awarded the Air Force Cross. Serving with the 21st Expeditionary Special Tactics Squadron in Helmand Province, Afghanistan from 27 to 29 September, 2014.

As overwhelming hostile fire continually suppressed his team, Airman Dustin Temple broke the assault on many occasions with danger close air support from F-16’s, AH-1’s, AC-130’s and an MQ-1.

Following a teammate being gravely wounded by a sniper, he put himself directly in the line of fire, and dragged his wounded comrade from the rooftop. With the evacuation helicopter inbound, Airman Temple again risked his own life to save his teammate.

Senior Airman Temple carried him across one-hundred meters of open terrain. Despite overwhelming and accurate enemy machine-gun fire, he remained on the open landing zone, providing covering fire while his teammates pulled back.

After he returned to the compound, enemy fighters surged within 40 meters after intercepted communications stated,”Take the Americans alive.” Temple immediately directed F-16’s in danger close strafing runs, killing one insurgent and repelling the assault.

As supplies dwindled, he braved open terrain again to retrieve critical needed ammunition from a re-supply helicopter. With continuous machine-gun fire, he and a teammate sprinted into the open and dragged the supplies off the aircraft.

However, unable to carry the entire load, they withdrew back to cover. Airman Temple called in close fires from F-16’s to cover his team as they went out to retrieve the remaining ammunition.

Despite the continuous heavy enemy machine-gun fire, Sr.Airman Temple and two men again ran into the open terrain to retrieve the remainder of the supplies for a second time.

At the end of the 48-hour engagement, he controlled 28 attack helicopters and 20 fixed wing assets for a total of 26 engagements while safely employing munitions at danger close-range 75 times.

Airman Temple’s heroic and selfless actions directly resulted in confirmed 10 enemy fighters killed, and another 8 estimated killed, while saving the lives of 38 friendly forces.🇺🇸

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