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Spiritual Warrior

Spiritual Warrior

What does it mean to become your own Spiritual Warrior, anyway?

It means recognizing the qualities within yourself that are the innate gifts you were born with and expressing them full out—without fear of being judged. It means knowing the qualities within you that keep you from realizing your most authentic self, blessing them one by one with compassion and then replacing them with qualities that serve you better. It means visualizing your Self, every day, as you know your soul to be: full of love, light, harmony, compassion, joy, and gratitude for life as you see it right now.

Being a Spiritual Warrior also means committing to your practice, whatever that may be. It may be yoga practice, meditation, attending church, reading a book, being one with nature, eating healthy, exercising, talking less, or listening more. Being a Spiritual Warrior means challenging yourself to be more, do more, and experience more. On the other hand, it could mean to be less, do less, and experience less, too. We all have a Spiritual Warrior inside of us waiting to be birthed so she can express herself completely!

Being a Spiritual Warrior means navigating through your dense layers of consciousness with awareness and resilience. It means venturing out with excitement and experiencing life’s challenges and growing pains. It means looking life in the face and saying, “I’m ready!” It means looking at yourself honestly and saying, “There is room to grow. There is room to learn. How can I transcend and be all that I am meant to be?” It’s asking the bigger questions in each moment as you move through layers of consciousness. It’s noticing your reactions and responses and making changes instantly so you are more of a reflection of your Self.

Being a Spiritual Warrior isn’t always easy. It requires patience, forgiveness, compassion, generosity, integrity, honesty, commitment, and persistence.

Ask yourself today: What am I willing to do differently in order to reflect my Spiritual Warrior within? What am I willing to do today that requires a bit of risk on my part? Which parts of my ego am I willing to part with in order to birth those parts inside me that are waiting to speak up and be heard?

As Michael Beckwith says, “The longer you hide out in the attempt to remain safe, the more you become fearful, nervous, hesitant. You will not be present as a participant in birthing a new world, a world that very much needs and wants the contribution of your consciousness.” Don’t wait for tomorrow to be all that you can be. Participate in life—grow, change, transform, and be the change you wish to see.

By Dana Damara

“My passion on the mat is proper alignment, powerful breath and effortless flow so you feel that off your mat. Your practice becomes sacred space where you arrive to find more meaning, depth, authenticity and integrity in your life. “ 

- Dana Damara: mother, author, yoga instructor, speaker and yogini. Visit 

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