Valley Deep Mountain High
Valley Deep Mountain High
My daughter secretly “lured” me into the world of sports, because God knows, its not a world I had a natural inclination to explore. I am however, apart from the physical, extremely drawn into the emotional and psychological aspects of the sport. I am grateful to her for giving me the opportunity to learn about this world through her eyes and experiences.
If you look at some of the excellent sports documentaries that are doing the rounds at the moment, there is a couple of themes that I’ve noticed in line with my daughter’s journey:
- there are going to be highs and there are going to be lows – it’s how you come back (and not quit!) that makes the best of the best
- everyone doubts their ability/calling/purpose at some point or the other
- the more you can calm your mind, the more you can “lean into the sport and use of your muscles to achieve your objective” MAJOR meditation alert! This is what plenty of sports and business elite is waking up to at the moment!
- the make or break is in your head – I can clearly see when my daughter is not going to put it through on the day. And sometimes it is heart breaking to watch because you’ve seen her prepare for so long.
- some day your day is just not your day
- the more your practice, the luckier you get
- talent will only take you so far, consistency and dedication brings the magick
- not everyone is going to like you, or support what you do (or who you are) – and you need to find a way to be ok with that and not let it get to your head
- there is no margin for error – you are constantly striving for perfection or at minimum progress and improvement
- many will try, many will fail
- one tends to evaluate one’s own commitment in the lows, which hardly constitutes a balanced viewpoint in that moment
- if you come into the sport with a “pedigree”, (a parent or parents that were very successful in the field) you will always have an advantage and you will have an heads up on the opposition in the same way, if you don’t have the momentum of that pedigree working for you already, you have to put in so much more and that makes the win of an underdog so much sweeter
- the story you tell yourself, is the story that will play out
- cold water, early mornings, aching muscles, long travel hours, strict diets are part of the package
- excuses will sneakily steal your dreams – it’s up to you to take your power back
- there is always that one person who spots your talent and potential for the first time – always be grateful to them
- there is always a way, if you don’t have a sponsor, your sheer hunger for your dream is what will keep pulling you forward
- and one day, out of the blue, just like that – you’ll achieve your dream – and in that moment, you will know that it was all worth it
Why am I saying all of this? It’s hardly an academic dissertation on sports psychology. No, the reason why I’m mentioning all this, is because I want to draw the parallel between spiritual practice and professional sports.
- you will have your highs and lows when choosing a life of service
- there really is very little margin for error – you are working with someone’s eternal soul structure, not just a physical body that can be buried
- many will try, many will fail – only a handfull will continue
- some people will come into this with a different ancestry to yours – it’s ok – you keep playing to your strengths and work on your weaknesses
- emotions will block the flow and level of service you can provide to your client
- meditation absolutely has to be part of your daily practice
- sometimes it is only your pure will that will set things in motion – you are not always going to “feel” like a healer or “super spiritual”; sometimes you’ve just got to get up and do
- you will question your purpose – especially when you get mistreated by people to whom you’ve done only good
- people are not going to accept what you do and what you stand for – learn to deal with it
- your negative ego will steal your dreams and potential (if you allow it to – luckily we have the power of choice)
- personal sacrifice is point one on the job description – it’s a given
- more people are routing for you than what you think
- even though most people will never see or understand what you do – your integrity and drive to fulfill soul contracts in this lifetime really is all the “recognition” you need
- you do it because you can, and if you don’t who will?
I can apply almost all the points for physical sports to spiritual practices and versa visa. The two are interchangeable. Being a spiritual healer also means you are a warrior, you are kick ass and don’t let anyone look down on you for having a different calling and skills set on this earth. Your heÄRT matters!
If you want to know more about how you can learn to help people heal their past hurts and overcome to recreate a completely different future (in other words – if you want to be a kick-ass warrior that changes lives!!) contact me for a cup of tea and a chat! There is an exciting journey waiting for you!
Love and Moonlight, Leonie