"If you have a vision, a dream, a yearning for something that is worthy of you, then it is also worthy of your devotion.
What is worthy of you? That which uplifts you, supports you positively, and contributes to your joy and abundance. When you connect and commit to that, you can devote your life to it. And it's less a matter of your saying, "I'm ready to die for it," than your knowing, "I'm ready to live for it." I mean really live by experiencing the zest, the enthusiasm, the happiness of living in gratitude and fun.
Devotion is an energy that prepares the way in a manner that is often unseen yet often results in incredible opportunities. Devotion is an energy that says, "Regardless of considerations, I will move on it, with it, under it, around it. No matter what, I will go for it."
I have been graced with knowing someone who's entire being was devoted to following Spirit. I never saw him waver. At the same time I told myself that I would never be able to even come close. When I told that to myself I was creating that reality, I was letting the negativity of the world pull me.
I now take a view that I can go into devotion in this very moment, and that would be great. If I find myself drifting into "story" or comparing, or fear, I can bring myself back into the moment and devote myself for one second to my upliftment, just in the now.
I use to collapse when I realized I wasn't mastering my world, I would give up, let the current take me over instead of looking to the shore and moving toward it.
When you find yourself at the choice point between judging yourself as not being able to do whatever and holding the vision of where you want to go, choose the upliftment, choose the expansion, choose the master's path just for the moment. Then the next moment, then the next, and soon the tide will shift and carry you to sanctuary.
Painting by Ivan Aivazovsky
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