What is Unseen Warfare?

Unseen warfare is the practice of warring with ones deficiencies, faults, sins and passions in order to restore ones life and relationship with God. This is a life long process of overcoming bad habits in thoughts and actions, and in their place, nurturing virtue and prayer. This was set forth and developed by the early Christian monks, mystics, theologians and saints as preserved by the Eastern Orthodox Church for over 2,000 years.

Who can practice unseen warfare?

Unseen warfare is for everyone who wants to improve their life and realize their greatest potential, which is the full realization of ones call to be made in the image and likeness of God. Nearly everyone is already practicing some form of unseen warfare, such as self control, positive thinking and trying to be nice to others. However, diving deeper into unseen warfare (ascetical theology) is recommended for anyone who is interested.

the goal of unseen warfare

The goal of unseen warfare is to perfect ones love for God and others. This spiritual practice diminishes anxiety, depression, anger and all that causes us to be restless, discontent and unhappy in this life. By uprooting bad habits and replacing them with a virtuous way of life, one experiences dispassion, which leads to union with God. The natural outcome of this process is a purpose driven life of that provides one with peace and contentment, even in the midst of trials and suffering.

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