Memorial Day. Let’s consider the importance of this day on a personal, even interdimensional, level.
On this day, we are asked to set aside time to honor those who came before us. Those who have sacrificed their lives in service to an ideal they held dear. These brave men and women – on both sides of any fight – found it no more of a sacrifice to potentially die fighting for what they held most dear than it was to stay living and sacrifice their beliefs.
This is a day, I feel, to also honor each of us, for the personal battles we have chosen to face and fight through. Situations that have left us, like a physical soldier, scarred in some way, and either “dead” to what once was or “victorious” on our personal battle fields.
In any battle we enter, personal or larger in social scale, we feel we must take a stand on one side or another of a choice that has come to a decision point. We can no longer move away from or around the issue: we have to take a decisive step forward. We may “win” or “lose” – but we have been changed forever by the impact of our decision.
A battle is a decision point on the field of energy dynamics. All sides of the battle have something to learn. Perhaps it is to be more vigilant in defending a decision before it reaches a critical juncture where diplomacy can no longer work. Perhaps it is learning to allow for more diversity but in a controlled manner where no one party is suppressed in following their beliefs – but is not allowed to dominate all other parties. These are tough decisions our world, and we ourselves, move through every day, on a small or grand scale. Hopefully we learn from our mistakes as we grow in wisdom, hopefully we don’t make the same mistakes over and over. Hopefully we can stay brave, facing each new conflict with the hope that this time will be the last time we must willingly face the terror of a certain kind of war.
All wars are based in thought – a thought one side has that is not compatible with the thoughts of other sides. We experience this every day inside our own personal existence, when one part of our being fights the needs and wants of other aspects of our own self.
So today I want to encourage you to set aside a few minutes to honor your own inner warrior. To review the battles in your life that you have won and lost, and the significant changes each has brought to your own existence. How have you grown? How have you changed? What battles are looming in front of you, and how can you work around those issues to maintain peace without sacrificing your values?
At the top of this blog is a poppy – a blood-red flower that is the symbol for Memorial Day. At its center is the core of its emergence from spirit – it is a cosmic portal. I suggest you focus on this central point as a place of focus for yourself. Use this point to center yourself on any issue past, present or future in which you are in battle. Move into the core of the issue, and ponder the energies of your situation as they have emerged from spirit into form. What next? That decision becomes you. It defines who you are from this point forward, forever.