What does it mean to be a pirate?
To be a Tantric Pirate, is to be the Hero of your own life. To follow the winds towards becoming the Captain of your ship, the creator of the life you choose.
To each of us, that means something slightly different, for a Pirate’s life is unique and original. Here’s some notable takes on the Tantric Piracy:
To strive for understanding and transformation. To culture the sense of trust, cosmic providence and inner strength to keep calm in every situation. To smugly smile at whatever it is I’m facing. And even be gentle with myself in the realisation, that this goal itself might be just an ideal to strive towards. To care only about what I willingly choose to care about.
To take care of myself, love myself, assume responsibility for myself and all my actions. To be honest. To know my power and energy.
To become my own hero. To be brave to pursue every moment's Truth. To uncover the hidden, to say the unspoken. And once everything is clear, when our armour is down and the fragility is exposed... to not need to be brave anymore.
To be free to be myself, fearless of what others might think. To be grateful for life itself and all it’s gifts, even if I don’t like them. To be present in every moment, experiencing it as intensely as possible with all my senses.
To be a bird in one V, on a journey together to the root of the unassailable wilderness. To first be the seed of the long ageing stars, and be reborn in the world tales to come.
To approach freedom as a self-act, and a communal catalyst for feeling present. To travel through my souls; defending fearless speech and living - always conscious and curious of different shades of sunglasses. My body holds a capacity of memories- they unfold in conscious movement - they whisper stories of piratekind. It is my sail crossing the border of language and the abyss into many souls.
To discern all my darkness and all my light
(And yours as well my brother)
And accept them both in the mythic dance
To drink deep from the well, the mysteries of being
The fallen redemption of man.
To honour all the mad Gods of the Psyche
& not be ashamed of being human
Of being divine, and luminous
& human… that as well.
To throw off the shackles of confinement and conditioning and to explore the mysterious and terrifying beauty of life, love and liberation with courage and curiosity, humor, honesty and playfulness.
To be free and weightless as a Hummingbird. To be entirely present. To be brave enough to face my fears and accept the call for action that life presents.
Temple dancer of the palace of great bliss, the sacred chamber of the heart.
Bowing in ecstasy to the innermost essence of trance.
To master the winds of change, dancing, singing on the waves, counting the beats of our hearts. With our tears I make stars, loving fully, loving high every motion fills this life. To see all, make it mine, grow as power just to shine.
To breathe. To find my center. To approach every situation in life with a playful half smile on my face. To release control and dive deep into the ever-changing experience of each single moment of my life.
To be free to make my own decisions. To show myself as I am. To have courage to face my fears. To be here now.
To wholeheartedly embrace all absurdities of the life voyage. To discover everywhere the divine, striking in unlikely places, treasure of Love and Beauty. To say No to all that hinders me, and focus on the Yes of my North Star. To be unapologetically Me, discovering Me afresh with every new adventure. To become, more than just the captain of this crew, the Captain of my Life. To live as a celebration.
The privilege of a lifetime is
to become who you truly are.
Carl Gustav Jung
the Pirate Code
The Pirate Tantrics have a Code, a script announcing how we want to relate to each other; how we choose to commune.
We have all accepted these articles. They are a reflection of our values, of how we want to live.
Although we extend to the whole world the same courtesies we give each other, the word Everybody in this text translates to The Pirate Tantrics, as the signatories of this agreement.
ARTICLES OF AGREEMENT
Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and
rightdoing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there.
Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī