Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Shambhala Warrior's Mind Training

Shambhala Warrior's Mind Training

from an 8th Century Tibetan prophesy believed by some Tibetans to refer to this time

Firmly establish your intention to live for the healing of our world. Be conscious of it, nurture it, honour it every day.

Be fully present in our time. Find the courage to breathe in the suffering of our world. Allow peace and healing to breathe out through you in return.

Do not meet power on its own terms. See through to its real nature: mind and heart made. Lead your response from that level.

Simplify. Clear away the dead wood in your life. Look for the heartwood and give it the first call on your time, the best of your energy.

Put down the leaden burden of saving the world alone. Join with others of like mind. Align yourself with the forces of resolution

Hold a single vision, in the same thought, the transformation of yourself and of the world. Live your life around that edge, always keeping it in sight.

As a bird flies on two wings, balance outer activity with inner sustenance

Following your heart, realise your own unique gifts. Cultivate them with diligence to offer knowledge and skill to the world.

Train in non- violence of body, speech and mind. With great patience to yourself, learn to make beautiful each action, thought and word.

In the crucible of meditation, bring forth day by day the compassion, wisdom, skill and courage for which the world longs

Sit with hatred, until you feel the fear beneath it. Sit with fear, until you feel the compassion beneath that.

Do not set your heart on particular results. Enjoy positive action for its own sake. Rest confident that it will bear fruit.

When you see violence, greed and narrow-mindedness in the fullness of its power, walk straight into the heart of it, remaining open to the sky and in touch with the earth.

Staying open, staying grounded, remember that you are the inheritors of thousands of generations of life

Staying open, staying grounded, be confident in the magic and power that arise when people come together in a great cause

Staying open, staying grounded, have faith that the forces of wisdom and compassion will manifest through our actions for the healing of our world.

When you see the weapons of hate, disarm them with Love.

When you see the fortresses of narrow mindedness, breach them with truth

When you find yourself in dark clouds of dread, dispel them with courage

When the forces of power seek to isolate us from one another, reach out with joy.

In it and through it all, holding to your intention, let go into the music of life.



this song came through a woman named Rosa Giove during a powerful ceremony in South America, and she gifted it to the world after that; you may find several recordings and translations of it online, by her and by other singers

Abrete corazón, abrete sentimiento, abrete entendimiento
deja a un lado la razón y deja brillar el sol escondido en tu interior.
Abrete la memoria antigua escondida en la tierra, en las plantas, bajo el agua, bajo el fuego, en tu cuerpo.
Es tiempo ya— ya es la hora.
Abrete corazón y recuerda como el espíritu cura, cómo el amor sana, cómo el arbol florece y la vida perdura.
Open your heart, open to feeling, open to understanding
leave reason aside and let the hidden sun inside you shine
Open yourself to the ancient memory hidden in the earth, in the plants, under the water, under the fire, in your body.
It’s time— now is the time. 
Open your heart and remember how Spirit cures, how love heals, how the tree grows and life endures.