Holiest one, child among us, You are born yourself, wholly yourself You enter the battlefield And wage war All sides of you together Visible and invisible Sword and shield Against the enemy Who are we when we are formed Man or woman or god The divine in us has no gender We enter the battlefield alone Drawing on all our attributes Our faith our rage our hope our courage To defeat the enemy Holiest one, child among us, You are born yourself, wholly yourself You are born into a capsule, into flesh Your physical body merely a shell To house your soul, your perfect soul You are energy, visible and invisible, formless The incarnation of pure love, pure light Your spirit transforms you into a warrior Do not surrender do not give up do not lay down Give us your sword and your shield We are on the battlefield with you Waging a war of compassion To see beyond the surface To embrace the visible and invisible To defeat the enemy, the fear within us To fight for all sides of you together All sides of us together
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I'm still thinking this through but it is a great one. I think it is saying there's a time to fight and a time for kindness. But there's more I just haven't figured out yet. Good job.
It speaks to me of aging. The question: when do we need to get out of the way for others and right rest?