Ranger Code of Ethics: Section 4 - Spiritual Power

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Ranger Code of Ethics: Section 4 - Spiritual Power

Post by Alluvion » Sun Mar 20, 2005 12:27 am

4. Claim your power as co-creator.
1. Observe your thoughts. Thoughts are things to magical beings such as a Ranger or any person of honor is.
2. Take your thoughts seriously and work to grasp them and tune them as you are given wisdom and insight.
3. Take responsibility for being your body's steward and giving it what it needs. This includes good diet, rest, exercise and time to heal when needed.
4. Take responsibility for tending to your energy body, balancing it daily, keeping the heart open and doing the light work of radiating, as does a lighthouse, the infinite supply of love and light received by the energy body from the Creator directly through the soles of the feet and into the energy body at the base of the spine.
5. Take responsibility for being an agent of the Godhead principle, forgiving others and the self, knowing that insofar as you are concerned, you are the creator's agent of unconditional love and forgiveness.
6. Take responsibility for asking for help from all forces of spirit in all densities. Ask for help daily.
7. Do your personal best at all times as persons of honor.
8. Remember that keeping the light touch, joy and laughter are as important as doing your best. Lightness of spirit brings joy and lifts the weary soul. Laughter is contagious.
9. Avoid gossip and negative triangulation.
10. Honor the Rangers group and think as a Ranger as well as yourself, for this is the way you have chosen to offer your service to the creation in which you live.

Number 9 jumps out at me, as it is the most 'mundane' application of these ethics. I see it as also another way in which we as rangers can aim to be in harmony as a group of different people with different beleifs, fears, ignorances and ideals. To connect to "The Four Agreements" by Don Miguel Ruiz:

Agreement 1 - Be impeccable with your words
Agreement 2 -Don't take anything personally
Agreement 3 - Don't make assumptions
Agreement 4 - Always do your best

I wonder though if perhaps the use of the word "don't" is too close to "thou shalt not" - so how can these be reinterpreted towards a less (possibly) dogmatic reading? Here is furthur paraphrasing from his bookl:

1 - Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love. (makes sense, no comment)

2 - Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won't be a victim of needless suffering. (your free will is as important as the free will of others, be conscious of your decisions about your relationships and thoughts to others. Preserve harmony without opressing or manipulating.)

3 - Find the courage to ask questions and express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama. (know yourself and be honest, know others are doing the same at some level. )

4 -Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgement, self-abuse and regret.

I Guess my reason for initiating these posts on the ethical sections is to move them, as close as we can, towards as little distortion as possible. Hopefully in discourse between the members of the forum we can uncover any biases we may not have been aware of and work to bring our ethical structure towards equanimity. Thanks! _adam

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