Shambhala Warriors are people of spirit. They bring about great change and healing, without fear, in the face of power.
As this age of environmental, political and social turmoil rolls into a new year, its hard not to feel a certain sense of despair. What WILL happen to this world in the coming months? Is our way of life as we know it coming to an end?
At the same time, many new souls are coming on path. These souls are learning about energy work, spiritual healing, compassion. They are determined to find a new way forward, an alternative to destruction and the quest for power.
This new tribe are a different form of army. They are the Shambhala Warriors.
Shambala: A Land of Peace
In Hindu and Buddhist tradition, Shambhala is a mythical kingdom laid out as an eight petalled lotus flower. It is a pure, peaceful land.
A land from which a mighty army is said to emerg to vanquish “Dark Forces” and usher in a worldwide Golden age.
The Shambhala Warriors bring about great change and healing. According to Choegyal Rinpoche, they do this without fear because they the weapons destroying the earth are made of the mind. Therefore, they can be dismantled by the mind.
These weapons are not just physical, but any mechanism driven by greed, self-interest, misunderstanding, fear.
The Shambhala warriors know that the forces of destruction do not come from outside themselves. Instead, they acknowledge that these forces are born from within. It is human emotion that creates the weapons that now threaten the world.
Shambhala Warriors in Training
According to legend, Shambhala warriors train to use two weapons:
Compassion is fuelled by the heat of the heart. It motivates the warriors to stay on path, to move forward out of love. It can, however, grow too hot. On its own, compassion can burn the warrior.
When combined with insight, compassion is the motivator for change. Insight brings the cooling breeze of knowledge.
Insight acknowledges the radical interdependence / interconnectedness of all things. It allows the warriors to observe the web of life, and monitor all the actions that impact the web. On its own, insight can dwell in inactivity.
When combined with compassion, insight presents the criteria and plan for action.
Together, compassion and insight enable the smallest act from a clear heart with good intentions to ripple through the web of life.
The warriors are also trained in discernment. To feel and see good and bad, and to understand that good and evil runs through every human heart.
Sisters and Brothers of Shambhala
There are many sisters and brothers of Shambhala. Together they create a force of change.
It is important to note that each and every one of these warriors has their own divine life purpose. Each is taking a step toward wholeness according to their own soul’s path.
The Shambhala Warriors are no one type of person in one place. Each soul knows what serves them best. These souls must progress on the path in their own way, and as such, collectively changing the shape of the future.
What unites the Shambhala Warriors is the dedication go learning the heart and the mind through meditation, prayer, dance, etc. This dedication brings the warrior into the light.
The Shambhala Warrior Prophecy
Watch Joanna Macy, advocate for change, explain the Shambhala Warrior Prophecy with passion and clarity.
Joanna is, among many things, a Buddhist scholar and change activist. In the face of social and ecological crises, Joanna created The Work that Reconnects as a framework for personal and social change. The framework transforms perspective on sustainability, collaborative action and continuity of life on earth. Developed over her 60 years of academic work and activism, Joanna’s work is imbued with possibility and compassion.
Taking Action: Era of the Shambhala Warrior
Given the scale and the magnitude of social, political and ecological crises engulfing the world, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Many of us fall into a state of despair and apathy. What can one single soul do to influence change?
The answer is: every small action influences change in the web of life. Faith that your action will result in change may take time to develop, but it is key. You can develop your faith through meditation, Reiki practice, energy healing, and LOVE. Always remember the healing power opened through love.