Tales of a White KnighT

Braveheart and the Monster

I arrived in the midst of the night
willing to fight
and carrying the bright light
of longing to put things right.

Attracted to this light
was no other
than the fairy-godmother.

She restored my sight
so that together with the light
I could see
there is but one battle to be fought
only one fight to be sought.

It is the fight
against the devil in me.

During our seemingly ordinary lives we have to fight many heroic battles and overcome the many dark and powerful enemies within ourselves. If we don't these merciless little monsters will imprison us in their hellfire until there is nothing left of us. It is their drum of doom that calls us to the battlefield.

Arise, great warrior, arise!
Arise, like a flame of fire
That burns away the darkness.

No matter how bad the things other people do are, no matter how frightening the evil out there in the world is, those aren't the people or things to fight against. Such battles only increase the pain and suffering in the world, feeding evil and feeding the little monsters within you.

More about the dark and bad little devils within each and everyone of us can be found in Chapter 6 of The White Knight's Handbook titled The Forces of Darkness >>

Oh, Great Spirit,
Whose voice I heard in the wind
Whose breath gives life to the world
Hear me!

I come to you as one of your many children.
I am small and weak.
I need your strength and your wisdom.

May I walk in Beauty.
Make my eyes ever behold the red and purple sunset.
Make my hands respect the things that you have made
and my ears sharp to hear your voice.

Make me wise, so that I may know things and
the lessons you have hidden in every leaf and rock.
Make me strong, not to be superior to my brothers,
but to be able to fight my greatest enemy - MYSELF.

Make me ever ready to come to you with straight eyes
So that when life fades as the fading sun sets
My spirit will come to you without shame.

Prayer by Indian Chief Dan George

St. George and the Dragon
A genuine hero versus monster story
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Brigitte Franssen, 2006 & 2016
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