Am I religious? No. Am I irreligious? No. What am I? I AM.
A man by nature, and a God, supernaturally. Imago-Dei.
“… beyond the range of human categories.” J. C.
THE UNITED STATES NAVY SEALS ETHOS
Values that every man should live by.
In times of war or uncertainty there is a special breed of warrior ready to answer our Nation’s call. A common man with uncommon desire to succeed. Forged by adversity, he stands alongside America’s finest special operations forces to serve his country, the American people, and protect their way of life. I am that man.
My Trident is a symbol of honor and heritage. Bestowed upon me by the heroes that have gone before, it embodies the trust of those I have sworn to protect. By wearing the Trident I accept the responsibility of my chosen profession and way of life. It is a privilege that I must earn every day.
My loyalty to Country and Team is beyond reproach. I humbly serve as a guardian to my fellow Americans always ready to defend those who are unable to defend themselves. I do not advertise the nature of my work, nor seek recognition for my actions. I voluntarily accept the inherent hazards of my profession, placing the welfare and security of others before my own.
I serve with honor on and off the battlefield. The ability to control my emotions and my actions, regardless of circumstance, sets me apart from other men. Uncompromising integrity is my standard. My character and honor are steadfast. My word is my bond.
We expect to lead and be led. In the absence of orders I will take charge, lead my teammates and accomplish the mission. I lead by example in all situations.
I will never quit. I persevere and thrive on adversity. My Nation expects me to be physically harder and mentally stronger than my enemies. If knocked down, I will get back up, every time. I will draw on every remaining ounce of strength to protect my teammates and to accomplish our mission. I am never out of the fight.
We demand discipline. We expect innovation. The lives of my teammates and the success of our mission depend on me — my technical skill, tactical proficiency, and attention to detail. My training is never complete.
We train for war and fight to win. I stand ready to bring the full spectrum of combat power to bear in order to achieve my mission and the goals established by my country. The execution of my duties will be swift and violent when required yet guided by the very principles that I serve to defend.
Brave men have fought and died building the proud tradition and feared reputation that I am bound to uphold. In the worst of conditions, the legacy of my teammates steadies my resolve and silently guides my every deed. I will not fail.
The Divine God-Energy that flows in our veins
As I’ve been pondering on how we’ve been raising most of our boys and on how many systems have seemed to be designed or are evolving in manners and directions that are antithetical to how boys are naturally wired, I’ve been thinking about how is imperative that we should reevaluate and redesign those systems in ways that honor the natural flow of life within the masculine psyche. Why is this so important? Because our external structures, including the political structures are a reflection of our inner structures, and vice-versa.
“Keep watch over your heart with all diligence, because from it flow the springs of life.” King Solomon | Book of Wisdom
There are, perchance, many young and older men feeling [ not an emotion ] like they have to run or hide because they know they have a multifaceted golden nature, but most don’t know what to do with it, or perhaps they live surrounded by cultural norms and organizations that are not aware of or are suppressing the healthy ontogeny and expression of the different aspects of the fully integrated masculine essence. The fire, passion, energy, needs to be harnessed, not sought to be extinguished, which leads to internal convulsions. | “Do not quench the Spirit.” Paul | 1 Thess. 5:19
Last week, I recollected a Tim McGraw song I first heard about a decade ago, written by Brett James, Chris Lindsey, Troy Verges, Aimee Mayo, that clearly illustrates and vocalizes the experience.
“In my home town / For anyone who sticks around / You’re either lost or you’re found / There’s not much in between / In my home town / Everything’s still black and white / It’s a long, long way from wrong to right / From Sunday morning to Saturday night / Everybody just wants to get high / Sit and watch a perfect world go by / We’re all looking for love and meaning in our lives / We follow the roads that lead us / To drugs or Jesus … / My whole life, I’ve tried to run, I’ve tried to hide / From the stained-glass windows in my mind / Refusing to let God’s light shine down on me, down on me …” Drugs or Jesus
“Religion can’t sozo you because to enter God’s Eternal Kingdom [ Sacred Order ] you need the new birth.” Book of John 3:1-7. Irreligion can’t lead one on the path of the new birth either. It doesn’t have a blueprint for the rediscovery of the inner temple. “The place that Solomon made to worship in, … Every part of it is intelligence and responsive to every other … This heart sanctuary does exist, but it can’t be described.” Rumi
There’s an old saying in the Sacred Scriptures that people perish for lack of knowledge and understanding. Gentleman, there is a third road! The Initiatory Masculine Sequence [ IMS. ] It begins with red, it goes to white, and then to black. Particularly, I believe the red and the white should be cultivated in parallel to each other, even when the energies seem to be more overwhelming during different stages, which makes my understanding more inclined to the King, Warrior, Magician, Lover [ KWML ] archetypal theory proposed by Robert Moore in his researches. To know more about it, study some of the teachings from Robert Bly and Robert Moore and you’ll better understand the flow of the energies, including the king energy, which seeks to establish internal and external balance and order.
The meaning of the IMS colors are not the same as the Spiral Dynamics Integrated [ SDI ] color scheme, but if you study both concepts, plus the KWML, and if your mind can grasp and cognize it, you should be able to notice how the theories overlap and can be fused, assimilated and organized into an integrated matrix — a quadrant around a spiritual core, the heart of hearts, which is connected to the invisible world; the other world.
“… They go form red to green and so I just drive into the night …” Take Me Dancing | “… I got a cure for the country’s ills … I been thinking ’bout, thinking ’bout …” Sacred Love | Sting
I haven’t checked the latest statistics on this, but results from a research published around the year 2014 showed that about 6,400,000 children between ages of four and seventeen have been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. By high school, nearly 20% of all boys, while in their more naturally reddish [ rubedo ] phase, will be diagnosed with ADHD. Their natural aggression needs to be honored and developed under the supervision of mentors and elders, not suppressed or medicated.
“According to manufacturers of ADHD stimulants, they are associated with sudden death in children who have heart problems, whether those heart problems have been previously detected or not. They can bring on a bipolar condition in a child who didn’t exhibit any symptoms of such a disorder before taking stimulants.” Esquire Magazine
It’s really sad when we use our sophisticated scientific knowledge, separate from wisdom, to increase our senseless depravity, when it should be used the other way around. That is not how we build the Eternal Kingdom from the inside-out, totally missing and bypassing one of the main components — our hearts.
The individuals who’ve suppressed their red energy, who’ve had their sacred warrior energy not blessed, unrecognized, underdeveloped, shamed, medicated or misdirected, … which comprehensively includes most people, will have to bring the suppressed or incorrectly used energies to a more conscious surface, in an appropriate environment [ Liminal Space, ] in order to be healed, cultivated and then used as contribution to the hearty and vigorous betterment and protection of our civilization.
Below is an excerpt from one of my favorite presidents, as he was positively and in a blessed manner, recognizing and making reference to the value of our great warriors:
“Winston Churchill said of those he knew in World War II they seemed to be the only young men who could laugh and fight at the same time. A great general in that war called them our secret weapon, “just the best darn kids in the world.” Each died for a cause he considered more important than his own life. Well, they didn’t volunteer to die; they volunteered to defend values for which men have always been willing to die if need be, the values which make up what we call civilization.” Ronand Reagan | May 31, 1982
Rochambeau: a swift kick to the groin.