Fearless Fun Friday: Warrior of the Light..


Welcome:)  I am glad you chose to visit my space!

I have had an uphill week.  Much external that I didn’t anticipate, couldn’t have anticipated, all swirling around me…When external feels like a rogue wave..I have two choices, quick prep as best as I can to meet that rogue wave head on; or flee in a life boat, knowing I will be swept away with the gunk..

I choose..A…meet that rogue wave head on..

Here in the land of butterflies and glitter, I do sometimes feel fear, sadness, confusion, despair, disappointment, discouragement, loneliness, frustration, doubt…

I choose to embrace the moment as it is presented to me..and if the moment includes anything less than peace, I choose to release the ‘less than’ to embrace and grow the peace..

So, yes a rogue wave elicits all kinds of emotions from me..but my heart knows that all is well, as it is supposed to be, and that I am absolutely prepared to meet this rogue wave, embrace it, and use the good from the experience to allow my Light to shine even brighter..In the midst of being pummeled, I am calm, at peace, because I Know..without a doubt..I Know Love…And I choose to see that rogue wave as a huge opportunity to open my heart to Love..

I have cried almost daily at all that I’ve had to release to survive this wave..to embrace this wave with open arms, to be buoyant enough to float if necessary..I may cry, but while my tears flow, I am prepping and doing my best to surf this wave best as I can..All the while praising for the moments that fill me with gratitude..

And I Know..without a doubt, I Know..that when the wave passes, there will be a bit of a mess to clean up..but man oh man, there will be some amazing pieces I’ve yet to see..and my deck will be wiped so clean from the pressure of the wave that it will glisten and be ready for the next adventure..This rogue wave is preparing me for something grand that I have yet to see or experience..Completely new!  So, even as I face this wave I am a bit excited..

I ask the Universe: “this is new and different to me..i dont understand it at all…i dont see the way through it…i know there is a way so please guide me and show me…please allow me to experience all that is necessary so that i dont need to face this wave again…thank you for this wave..i have never seen anything so powerful so grand…and i know that power that magnificence is within me as well…what an example..thank you…”

The Universe:  supplies the glorious sunrise…the beauty filled sunset….the clear night sky with the moonbeams shining down my mast…

I recently found my copy of Paulo Coehlo’s “Warrior of the Light”…I think you would agree how timely…I have combined some inspiration from the book with some scenes from the sky above me..hard not to have Hope and feel Love in such surroundings…and ladies, I am a Warrior Princess of the Light..so the use of “he” doesn’t bother me at all…

Early morning: the moon as the clouds pass by:

p 133: “When the order to move on comes, the Warrior looks at all the friends he has made during the time that he followed the path.  He taught some to hear the bells of a drowned temple, he told others stories around the fire.

His heart is sad, but he knows that his sword is sacred and that he must obey the orders of the One to whom he offered up his struggle.

Then the Warrior thanks his traveling companions, takes a deep breath and continues on, laden with memories of an unforgettable journey..”

Early afternoon:

pg 56 “The Warrior of the Light is a believer.

Because he believes in miracles, miracles begin to happen.  Because he is sure that his thoughts can change his life, his life begins to change.  Because he is certain that he will find love, love appears.

Now and then, he is disappointed.  Sometimes, he gets hurt.

Then he hears people say: “He’s so ingenuous!”

But the Warrior knows that it is worth it.  For every defeat, he has two victories in his favor.

All believers know this….”

Late afternoon: 

pg 11: A Warrior of Light is never predictable.

He might dance down the street on his way to work, gaze into the eyes of a complete stranger and speak of love at first sight, or defend an apparently absurd idea.  Warriors of the Light allow themselves days like these.

He is not afraid to weep over ancient sorrows or feel joy at new discoveries.  When he feels the moment has arrived, he drops everything and goes off on some long-dreamed-of-adventure.  When he realizes that he can do no more, he abandons the fight, but never blames himself for having committed a few unexpected acts of folly.

A Warrior does not spend his days trying to play the role that others have chosen for him…”

Late evening:

p 120: The Warrior of Light concentrates on the small miracles of daily life.

He is capable of seeing what is beautiful because he carries beauty within himself, for the world is a mirror and gives back to each man the reflection of his own face.  The Warrior knows his faults and limitations, but he does all he can to maintain his good humor in moments of crisis.

The world is, after all, doing its best to help him, even though everything around him seems to be saying the opposite”….

Thank you for reading…May you be surrounded by Light in all forms this weekend…may you allow beauty to touch your heart..and may all that you Know to be true guide you to magnificent adventure…

Much peace,





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  1. #1 by Brenda on October 1, 2010 - 3:22 am

    Dearest Joy,

    Your words are so lyrical and magical …your pictures breathtaking and I love thinking of you being a warrior of the light. I love how your quotes so magically match your pictures. What a glorious soul you are!! You see so much beauty because like the warrior of the light, there is so much beauty in you…be safe…

    But, I feel your deep pain and want to comfort you. I want it all to work out for you. My heart is so with you. I hope and pray that whatever is going on in your life works itself out seamlessly.

  2. #2 by Patricia on October 1, 2010 - 3:56 am

    I am full of empathy for your wave challenge as I too have had a wave week. I attempted to do things very differently and happy dance more often. I have trouble imagining the deck being washed clean and finding that excitement

    Your pictures and quotes are just amazing and so fabulous to enjoy. I think when I doubt again I will return and share in your wise words and de – lights

    Thank you

  3. #3 by Shankar Vaitheswar on October 1, 2010 - 5:36 am

    Dearest Joy!
    I always avoided to make any comment, after reading your posts. Don’t know why; as if it may disturb my solitude. But your exressions are divine, they never cease to amaze me, always. I could only be grateful to you, for all the positivity you extend. You always touch the inner most core of heart, without giving even a hint of it. Your story, your way of living, your courage to face the diversity of life… everything is amazing!

    My writing skill never could become ATTENTION GETTER, but I pray to make this happen this time, at least to let you understand : I LOVE YOU.

    Can’t you be my sister, just to try our luck? Sometimes miracle could happen, even this kind of relationships. Choice is all yours Joy!

    May God bless you.


  4. #4 by Hilary on October 1, 2010 - 7:16 am

    Hi Joy .. sounds a challenging time .. and one we really never want to face nor feel we need to face – I feel for you .. and wish you an easier time .. life is tough and unexpected .. but you are courageous and full of love, open to life in all its aspects .. the darkness will ease and light will return .. have a blessed happier weekend .. with thoughts – Hilary

  5. #5 by Sulwyn on October 1, 2010 - 4:04 pm

    Those pictures are beautiful, and so are the words you have chosen to share with us today. I have always heard of the book but never always thought the warrior image was for other people. Then there was a fire in my backyard two weeks ago and I have to admit that in the aftermath of the first wave of terror reflex I am discovering that I do have a warrior side. Perhaps I will have to go find a copy of the book to read now…

  6. #6 by Debbie Hampton on October 1, 2010 - 9:24 pm

    Wonderful perspective and insight which I can really learn from and to which I can really relate in my own life. I am learning to ride the rogue wave and let it wash over me. You describe what I have never really been able to put into words or express…..to kind of welcome and be excited a little bit about adversity because it ” is preparing me for something grand that I have yet to see or experience..Completely new!” Thank you for this post.

  7. #7 by Lance on October 2, 2010 - 10:15 am

    Challenging moments can sometimes reach to our core. And yet, within each of us…that warrior does exist….it’s just a matter of finding him/her within. As I read here today, I know deeply that you have found that warrior with you, and that she guides you wonderfully in this life you are creating.

    …and that’s beautiful….

  8. #8 by Megan "JoyGirl!" Bord on October 3, 2010 - 2:30 pm

    Joy, you continue to inspire me. I think I need to read Warrior of the Light, and perhaps buy a copy for someone else who’s recently been near and dear to my heart.
    Thank you, beautiful goddess warrior, in whom all things are possible.

  9. #9 by Angela Artemis on October 3, 2010 - 3:49 pm

    This was simply beautiful. I think you’re living an amazing life and doing amazingly well. I loved your photography along with the excerpts from Warrior from Light.

    • #10 by unfoldingyourpathtojoy on October 4, 2010 - 6:51 am

      Hi All,
      This post was fun for me to write..to combine the beauty around me with what I Know internally..
      To clarify, the release of this week was absolutely huge and cleansing..the process I described here sounds as if I “fell”..I did not fall, I rose..amazing..The release had a ripple effect and soon I felt buoyant and ready for something grand..The process of soaring is the same as falling.. I constantly test my wings and I always choose to fly:)

      I am a Warrior Princess of Light..my life is as magical and grand as I allow it to be..

      Thank you for all that you reflect to me..which then allows me to continue to inspire others..

      Much peace,

  10. #11 by * on October 4, 2010 - 1:07 pm

    And I always avoid to comments too much … especially when I start speaking too much nonsenses :-). But this one was so beautiful, and Inspiring … Thanks.

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