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From “Light on the Path” by Mabel Collins*

“Stand aside in the coming battle, and though thou fightest, be not thou the warrior.

Look for the warrior and let her fight in thee.

Take her orders for the battle and obey them.

Obey her not as though she were a general, but as though she were thyself and her spoken words were the utterance of thy secret desires; for she is thyself, yet infinitely wiser and stronger than thyself. Look for her, else in the fever and hurry of the fight thou mayest pass her; and she will not know thee unless thou knowest her. If thy cry reach her listening ear, then will she fight in thee and fill the dull void within. And if this is so, then canst thou go through the fight cool and unwearied, standing aside and letting her battle for thee. Then it will be impossible for thee to strike one blow amiss. But if thou look not for her, if thou pass her by, then there is no safeguard for thee. Thy brain will reel, they heart grow uncertain, and in the dust of the battlefield they sight and sense will fail, and thou wilt not know thy friends from thy enemies.

She is thyself; yet thou art but finite and liable to error. She is eternal and is sure. She is eternal truth. When once she has entered thee and become thy warrior, she will never utterly desert thee, and at the day of the great peace she will become one with thee.”

*pronouns have been changed to the feminine form to reflect my viewpoint of this energy being of the Goddess….ultimately its beyond the male/female dualism.

This quotation is a powerful meditation on surrendering to the true self and allowing the divine to work through you releasing you from struggle as you turn over the fight to a far more powerful force. The warrior mentioned here relates to the charioteer of Key 7 (pictured) and the sign cancer, this battle is fought primarily within.

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