The Warriors arise when the human spirit needs protection
Many describe this time as “unprecedented” but, in truth, it is completely predictable viewed through the lens of human history. All civilizations have a life cycle, like everything alive on this planet. Global culture is at the end of its cycle. The pattern of collapse is well-established over millennia: People are overwhelmed by fear and abusive power. They attack one another. They abandon what has always saved humans—our relationships, our community. What has held the people together disintegrates. A few terrible leaders seize power. The people behave badly, they lose all good sense. A feverish compulsion takes hold, a frantic greed that grasps for anything that offers personal pleasure, distraction, numbness. The elites grab everything for themselves. Their leaders encourage this.
Dark times always threaten the human spirit. People forget they can be generous, kind and creative. They forget that humans get through dark times by staying together. Whatever forces have created physical suffering—pandemics, wars, tyrannies, natural disasters—the true threat is when fear turns into hatred and hatred turns into violence. These barbaric behaviors camouflage who we humans truly are–caring, aware, vibrant human spirits who want to be together, to do good for those we love, to do good for what we care about.
In dark times, in every culture, there are always a few people, only a few, who step forward to protect the people. They dedicate themselves to serving others, to relieving suffering, to embodying the best human qualities so that others may remember what it means to be a good human being. To stay present, to be steadfast, to persevere, to resist temptations, to hold the pain and suffering–these few people dedicate themselves to this work. It is not a trivial decision to undertake Warrior training. It is not an easy path. But it is joyful work, with rewards beyond measure. Today, these people are Warriors for the Human Spirit.
What is a Songline?
A songline is a teaching form that embeds in a landscape essential information for those who live there. Songlines serve as a highly effective memory device for what must be known and remembered for survival and the continuation of traditions. Songlines originated with Australian Aboriginals. Since their arrival in Australia about 70,000 years ago, hundreds of Aboriginal clans have woven their history, their culture, their knowing, into songlines that, combined, map the entire continent. Other cultures, indigenous and modern, have used the songline form to embed their knowledge and traditions in their own landscapes. In this Warrior’s Songline, the landscapes of Utah–a continual source of strength and insight for Meg–are used to evoke what must be known and practiced by Warriors for the Human Spirit.
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