Wednesday, July 29, 2009

It's My Way

I have been going through a tremendous amount of life turbulence lately, all of it out of my own direct control, and therefore causing me great stress. Chief Joseph's words, channelled by John Cali in "The Way of The Warrior", have been a very timely reminder to me to relax and not take life so seriously. I first discovered "The Way of the Warrior" in this beautiful video presentation by Reinis Ikass.

"The Way of the Warrior" has been so helpful to me that I wanted to make a habit of reviewing it each day, as a reminder of all I believe and how much easier life is if I simply "allow". I have gone through and personalized it for myself, substituting "my way" for "The Warrior's Way" so that it reflects "first person" writing style. An interesting side effect is that it makes "The Way of the Warrior" gender neutral and allows easier internalization of the concepts. As the reader I "own" the concepts more readily when I read "I always" rather than "the Warrior always".

I have John Cali's permission to share my revised rendition with you.

My Way

Adapted from "The Way of the Warrior", Chief Joseph.

My way is simple. It may be simple but it's not always easy.

I always speak my truth - no matter what the circumstances.

I am totally detached from what others think and say about me. (This is absolutely necessary if I am going to observe the first rule above.)

I always do my best to see the divinity in all that is. In this way, I shall never have any desire to own, control, manipulate, misuse or abuse any of the Great Spirit's creatures.

I always follow the highest path as dictated by the highest authority in the Universe - myself.

I totally trust in - and surrender to - the flow of my life. I know all is as it should be. Therefore I must always completely trust in - and surrender to - my Higher Self, my Soul, the Great Spirit.

I know all Love, all Wisdom, all Power lies within me - within my heart, my mind, my body, my Soul. There is nothing to seek, nothing to find, nowhere to go - except WITHIN.

I know with absolute certainty I have never made a mistake - I can never make a mistake. All of my life is simply a lesson in this classroom called Planet Earth. I learn as I go. All is as it should be.

I never take life on Planet Earth too seriously. It's all a game, after all - a game in the classroom of Planet Earth. And games should be fun. Enjoy the game - it won't last forever!

My heart is always full - and always grateful. I never know lack or emptiness - except, that is, when I create those illusions by getting too infatuated with the Great Illusion - the human experience.

I know the Great Illusion creates some highly interesting challenges - for example, the challenge to rise above the Great Illusion.

As I rise above the Great Illusion, I know this experience is as it should be - I have chosen it. And in this choosing, I am remembering my way back to the Light - back to my Home. That was the only reason for choosing the Great Illusion in the first place.

I know all my brothers and sisters on Planet Earth have the same destination I have - HOME. But each may take a different path. And I know that's okay! All will get Home - no matter what path they take. It cannot be otherwise - for ALL paths lead HOME.

I know the way of the wind. I love the wind, but I know I cannot capture it - I cannot own it. I can love it, luxuriate in its presence, glory in its energy. But if I try to capture it, it becomes something other than what it truly is - it becomes still and stagnant air. I can never possess it completely - unless I refuse to ever own it - unless I refuse to ever have sovereignty over it. I can possess it only by letting it be free - by letting it be what it is.

It cannot be otherwise. My Way is the Way of the Wind.


Cyndi in BC said...

Thanks for this moving blog post! I think I'll print it out and put it on my wall. :)

AlisonH said...

Beautiful. Although, I had to chuckle--I *definitely* make plenty of mistakes. But he's right, it's all a learning process towards becoming kinder.

AlisonH said...

Just coming back to add: I hope things settle down and get better.

Marlene said...

Maggie Ann, my blog does not read like yours for a reason. I have chosen a different path Home. Please respect my space and my right to voice my opinion as I have always respected yours, and keep your evangalism on your own home turf. Thanks.

cjbj said...

Thank you for sharing that, it makes some recent things in my life make more sense. Like the warrior shape I recently saw in my tea leaves and why I often see heart shapes. Also fyi, I purchased Lars and the real doll at the library if you ever want to borrow it.
Also, will be starting my new job soon near the hospital if you ever wanted to meet for a quick lunch. I will buy cause I have enjoyed your blog so much.

Marlene said...

Hi Carol. Can you shoot me an email so I can answer? Blogger doesn't give me the email address of people who leave comments on my blog. There is a link to my email on my profile page. Thanks!