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Quote Of The Week – Commitment Precedes Vision

November 18, 2009

In life, many thoughts are born in the course of a moment, an hour, a day. Some are dreams, some visions. Often, we are unable to distinguish between them. To some, they are the same; however, not all dreams are visions. Much energy is lost in fanciful dreams that never bear fruit. But visions are messages from the Great Spirit, each for a different purpose in life. Consequently, one person’s vision may not be that of another. To have a vision, one must be prepared to receive it, and when it comes, to accept it. Thus when these inner urges become reality, only then can visions be fulfilled. The spiritual side of life knows everyone’s heart and who to trust. How could a vision ever be given to someone to harbor if that person could not be trusted to carry it out. The message is simple: commitment precedes vision.

~ High Eagle


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  1. clarkscottroger permalink
    November 23, 2009 9:02 am

    I am not too proud to admit, re this QOTW, ‘tough one’.

    (For my purposes) I try to understand or appreciate a new or different perspective on the world, when reading one of your Quotes.

    What I will say that I ‘like’ about this quote is what I read as the indifference (for lack of a better word)of god. And as I see it ‘in pront’, I know there must be a ‘better word’.

    But perhaps this is only in contrast to the god/higher power/deity that is often portrayed as having the qualities of a micro-manager that I seem to get from a lot of the mainstream/anglo/euro religions. The Christian god at times seems like a cross between Aunt Bea and Richard Nixon. (Really, really cares and wants to help, but with a suspicious streak that you could drive a truck through).

    Anyway, back to an indifferent god. (And this is only my experience, and not meant to characterize all mainstream religous people) but the degree to which a person negatively reacts to the concept of an indifferent Supreme Being is a sign of a lack of spiritual rigor.

    If as posited by most dogma, god created everything etc, what more do we want? Or more to the point how much more do we expect to be given to us (by this higher power).

    And besides, it the nature of god is omnipotent and all, then no one should question the possibilty of a ‘multiverse’ when it comes to our collective spiritual existances.


    (no surprise, but the rogers are the religous ones and the clarks the spiritual ones, at least when circumstances allow.)

  2. November 29, 2009 10:50 pm

    I love you description of the Christian viewpoint of God as a cross between Aunt Bea and Richard Nixon. One of the stumbling blocks I have always seen in our relationship to the Creative Principal (God) is the human projections and judgments we place on said Power. We judge others, God must stand in judgment. We fear others, God must be feared. We love others, God must be love.

    Personally I feel that the sustaining nature of God is loving and that the one of the thresholds we must cross in our spiritual evolution is to release the good/evil, right/wrong, love/fear into an allowance of the All That Is.

    I think there is a certain indifference in the energy of creation that exists beyond our human notions, in that enlightened field of being. An indifference that does not enter into our human notions of what God is. Only within the release of those notions do the visions from that divine source within begin to come to reality.

    For me, the commitment to the work, to undoing the conditioning, undoing the Aunt Bea/Richard Nixon-esque ideas of God, unlearning what we have learned, is that key, on personal level, to opening, awakening, and enlightening our lives to a “multiverse” of experience and wisdom.

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