*Meaning of: Sherpa*

Becoming a radiant sherpa means striving to greet adversity with joy. It means sacrificing the “not-self,” embracing our higher self, serving others, and surrendering to the divine blueprint that waits to download into our life.

The radiant sherpas make every effort to live by twelve principles.

1) I pursue self-knowledge. Radiant Sherpas pursue self-knowledge in all of its forms. To pursue means to “follow, chase, hunt, trail, track, tail, shadow, practice, engage in, work at, go in for, take up.” We are not afraid to look at the “not self,” to understand our archetypes, to resolve our psychology. We know we can overcome our “stuff,” even if this brings us temporary discomfort.

2) I greet crisis as an opportunity. Radiant Sherpas understand that every crisis brings an opportunity to come up higher. We know that personal growth can only happen commensurate to our willingness to change. When conflict knocks at our door, we do not hide. We vigorously pursue resolution that brings everyone up a notch or two.

3) I take responsibility. Radiant Sherpas take full responsibility not only for what they say and do, but even for what they think. They understand that at a deep level, every circumstance and interaction that comes into their life, both pleasant and adverse, is somehow a result of a cause that they previously set in motion. They do not shrink back from that responsibility and make the best of it.

4) I am the master of my thoughts, words, and feelings. Radiant Sherpas practice mastering their thoughts, words and feelings. They know that thoughts, words, and feelings impact us in many seen and unseen ways, and even affect the overall health of our physical body.

5) I lead from the heart.Radiant Sherpas know that without agni (fire) in the heart, they cannot succeed. They seek to quiet the yapping of the mind, to disconnect from the constant aggressive mental suggestion of subconscious coping patterns, and to reconnect to their heart intelligence.

6) I am a co-creator.Radiant Sherpas know they can do nothing of lasting value, except it be God working through them.

7) I can let go. Radiant Sherpas embrace the serenity prayer attributed to Saint Francis as a way of life: “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; the courage to change the things I can; and the wisdom to know the difference.” They pursue the middle way between being a doer, taking responsibility, and surrendering to a higher Will.

8) I have faith in re-creation. We change minute by minute. Radiant Sherpas understand this concept. They understand that without forgiveness, there can be no freedom. They learn form the past and move on, and trust divine grace that says, “behold I make all things new.” Instead of holding people to old matrices, they try to champion their highest self coming through.

9) I embrace the antakharana. Antakharana is a Sanskrit term for the “web of life.” It implies that everything we do, both seen and unseen, impacts every other part of life because we are all connected. Radiant Sherpas have faith in the “watershed effect.” They know that as they change, so will others, even if it is imperceptible at first. That is why they try to put into practice the teaching Jesus gave when he told his disciples to remove the log in their own eyes instead of focusing on the splinter in their neighbors’ eyes.

10) I influence by example. Radiant Sherpas know that practice is really the only effective way to preach. They understand that you can’t effectively teach what you haven’t become, and so they strive to always climb higher.

11) The four faces of God shine through me. Radiant Sherpas use the inner family archetypes as a tool to clear, balance and expand the four pathways to their authentic self. The more they do so, the more the four faces of God will shine through them as Father, Mother, Christ, and Holy Spirit—Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva, and Shakti.

12) I serve others first. Radiant Sherpas believe they have a calling to help others to make it up the mountain of self. They know that is through helping others that they can fulfill their reason for being. They seek to abide by the Prayer of Saint Francis.

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love
Where there is injury, pardon
Where there is doubt, faith
Where there is despair, hope
Where there is darkness, light
Where there is sadness, joy
Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
To be consoled as to console
To be understood as to understand,
To be loved as to love
For it is in giving that we receive,
It is in pardoning, that we are pardoned,
It is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

The Radiant Sherpa calling is our calling. All of our seminars, classes, and publishing efforts center around these principles as we strive to bring the knowledge of the Inner Family Archetypes along with timeless spiritual principles to the world. May these Radiant Sherpa principles resonate with your heart as well.

We hope you will hear the inner calling of the Radiant Sherpas in your life mission. Then, we invite you to further hone your Radiant Sherpa skills during our life-changing Radiant Sherpa retreats.

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