The path of spirit is something that you are; not something that you do.
We were born to walk the path of spirit because we are spirit. Everyone has a destiny because we are born with a unique spark of the Great Spirit Life. We only need to take a journey inside to find it. The Path of Spirit is such a journey. Our destiny is to be the beloved children of Great Spirit…and to act like it.
Are you a child of love?
Are you an entity of peace?
Are you a person of joy?
Is enthusiasm, and abundance a part of your life?
Do you seek knowledge in order to know things or do you seek the wisdom to experience things?
This is the core of Beingness. It is our destiny. To live out this destiny it is necessary to question our motives, to make new beginnings, to end outworn ideas, to transform ourselves until we become an expression of our heroic possibilities. Walking the path of spirit requires questioning, judgment, change, transformations, and deaths. In order to truly do these things we need a teacher, a mentor, a guide who has traveled this path before us. How will we know the questions to ask, the discernments that are real, the changes and transformation that will be necessary, or what truly needs to die in order for us to live more fully. Reading a book won’t do it. Reading this blog won’t do it. In order to have Wisdom we must have true and personal experiences guided by one who has been there before us.
The formula for walking the path of spirit is determination, commitment, and responsibility. Determination is the ability to continue when continuing requires death and sacrifice. Commitment is an attitude of sharing, of willing cooperation with the needs of the many and not just the needs of the few or the One.
Responsibility means being accountable for our every thought, word, feeling, and deed.
The Journey of Spirit
The first lesson, the on-going lesson, of the journey is what to take and what to leave behind. When we begin a trip of any kind we usually try to imagine what we will experience, and what we will need for those experiences and so we begin our spiritual journey with an amazing amount of baggage. As we travel the inward road we have to either lighten the load or give up on the journey. Whenever the demands of life seems to interfere with commitment Spirit, it is time to lighten our load. Whenever we are overburdened with pain or stress it is time to lighten our load.
Great Spirit help me to have a willing heart.
May I be willing to accept the joy of commitment,
The peace of determination,
And the love of responsibility.
I wish to heroically become Your worker of Light.
Great Spirit, it often seems that I am striving,
Trying, seeking, learning, grasping, and working
To be good, loving, kind, successful, and abundant.
Life seems exhausting when I fall into places
Where I don’t really believe you can,
or will help me.
Teach me to have Faith, Beloved!
Help me to know you are there for me.
Help me to cease striving and let you take care of me,
the way you do the birds of the air
and the lilies of the field.
I surrender to you now!
There is nothing for me to control!