Courage Commitment and Focus on the Spiritual Path

Submitted by Open on Sat, 12/06/2014 - 12:08

You'll never forget this video!
I came across this amazing video the other day which I felt to share. I find it tremendously inspirational. It's not a 'spiritual' video as such, but then again, if we're truly following and committing to our passion, is that not spiritual in itself? I'm travelling the world currently, on the Divinicus Tour, meeting people, all of whom have seemingly mountainous obstacles on their path. This is a video about a guy demonstrating tremendous skill, commitment and bravery in crossing a seemingly insurmountable mountain range - a knife edge ridge - on the awesomely beautiful Isle of Skye in Scotland. What can this video teach us about life itself?...

Mastering your Craft - we each have a gift

When you watch it, consider the countless hours this guy must have applied to master his craft, even though he's pretty young. Contemplate the level of commitment and focus required, the courage and bravery, when even the slightest slip, would surely result in serious injury or death. Yet consider how calm he is in the face of that.

And when you watch it, perhaps then, you might realise we all have such a gift, such a talent, although it may not always be as obvious as his.

The talents and gifts we have are gifts of beingness, and we each have the capacity to master what's within us. But it's only ever going to happen, it will only ever materialise, by applying ourselves wholeheartedly, with utmost commitment to our path - that which is unique to each of us.

And when we do, we'll reach a place, where we find ourselves totally overawed by what we're capable of and the majesty within us.

What are you capable of? What can you unveil?

So watch the video now, but as you do, don't just see it as an incredible feat by someone else; don't let it simply drift off into the annals of 'just another great video'. This sharing is simply too good for that; it's just too inspirational to be consigned so easily to the 'new media heap'. I suggest instead, you let it inspire you to contemplate how you might unfold the beauty inside of you, and how much attention, courage and commitment you might need to find - that you are capable of uncovering. In a world that is just too full of soft comfort, sometimes it needs the example of someone prepared to go out on a limb, to ride the blade edge of life, to demonstrate to others, just what they too may be capable of, in their own way, in their own sense of beingness...

from from my heart to yours


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Thank you Open for the reflection. What stands out for me is what you said here:

"In the end, the reality was shattered around the few who'd mastered themselves in the strongly contradictory flows"

It feels poignant in relation to what I wrote about feeling incapable of truly meeting the world... I am afraid it will crush me in some way. It's not been a conscious feeling until recently. One can not transcend anything without a full commitment to the experience including all of the fears, doubts, discomforts it brings and the fact is the physical aspects of me may BE crushed, each of us may endure great emotional upheaval, but no one is preventing it by staying attached to a false sense of security. In fact I am only insuring that I remain attached to this reality by avoiding coming fully into it. The guy in this video certainly had to confront and then not be limited by all of it. I feel a sense of excitement starting to bubble around the idea of being more in the world in a way that truly expresses me. This beautiful lark has been showing up all around me - what's cool about it is that it builds a nest on the ground but soars high into the heavens and always always sings even in flight!

Yes clearly the physical is not solid or fixed and the only true way to thrive is by following the soul in and through it all. The time is now to find myself in it and not of it. It's a funny thing to just realize inside how I have been carrying this around and being self limited by it and now feel, yes I can!!


When I read your post Jen, I saw a picture from my own story, way back in another constellation - Sirius.

It was a time not unlike this. There were those with an understanding of what was taking place. Plenty who denied and resisted, trying to keep everything as 'normal'. The empath in me tended to soften for them. The catalyst realised the sense of urgency.

In the end, the reality was shattered around the few who'd mastered themselves in the strongly contradictory flows. Families and communities were torn apart - in very much the way spoken of in the Bible. It was incredibly humbling, and many people brought that indescribable pain here with them.

The physical looks solid. But how solid is it really? And at the end of the day, what will truly endure - the physical or the spiritual?

To many in the know, the answer is obvious. Yet nevertheless, in this time where the physical seems so solid and persistent, and tends to drown out the spiritual, it's kind of easy to be lulled into a false sense of security. Just as it was on Sirius.




I was drawn to this inspiring and uplifting article today as I feel into a question that arose within me over the last few days. Am I capable? Of course we all are capable of unfolding our gifts and truly expressing those here and now. The question sticks inside of me though... It runs into the deep core belief of not being capable of "meeting the world" directly... Without a buffer... An inner one or an outer one. There is an overwhelming feeling of being drowned out, incapable of being me in this world. And then there is this arising feeling of wow! What might it feel like to truly shine through the world... That brings such a feeling of empowerment. I am always supported here in the physical so what does that say about the support that's there for me spiritually as reclaim my own sovereignty? So I ask now, please show me, let me be fully accepting of what life is drawing to me now so that I may know and feel my own strength, capability, worthiness. It's not easy but little ties keep coming up and falling away... Fears, doubts and then a deeper resolve, a taste of the possibilities that exist beyond the uncomfortable comfort zone, a little taste of me beyond the limitations and belief in this false little i. Thank you for the space to share. Love to all in this community that I treasure so!! Jen