The Beloved Warriors of the Most High must become adept swimmers in the whole of the ocean. Their tests are great; their lives and journeys an open book. All wit- ness their purification, and their trials by fire.
We are shown the tremendous difficulties the Masters, Saints and Prophets of each Sacred path have had to endure, as they were becoming great leaders of their people. We are then shown their life purpose, and their experiences with the Most High. Mostly we tend to forget their enormous difficulties and trials, or to minimize them, as we become blinded by their Light. Yet, their rites of passage are not a footnote to their success, but an integral part of what made these Lovers of Truth change from the ordinary people they were, into the Divine Beings they became—
Siddhartha, the Buddha, went into the world
and experienced the suffering of the common people,
as he wandered for a time alone.
Abraham was tried by fire—tested
with the willing sacrifice of his son, Isaac
Sarah, whose name was first Yiscah, Seer, and then Sarai, One
Who Commands, was Priestess to the Goddess,
yet according to her destiny she became a wife to Abraham,
as the world she knew disappeared.
Moses struggled with who and what he was:
leaving his high rank as Pharaoh’s son,
he experienced the lowest place in his world.
Jesus had to sacrifice his own life for his Calling.
The Dalai Lama, Thich Nhat Hanh, Mother Teresa,
and many other Saints and Prophets,
yielded their place of comfort,
became stripped to their foundations,
before attaining their zeniths.
For the darkness exists and the Light exists,
and all must pass through trials of darkness
on their way to the Light.
And though they be great or small, our difficulties
become the foundation upon which all must climb,
in order to attain Union, with the Most Supreme.