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Commitment

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Friday, December 28, 2012

It was just a week ago, I selected one card from Lynn Andrews' "Power Deck" and it was the card entitled, "Commitment." Andrews writes: "You need commitment to focus on your target...to hit the bull's eye requires total commitment of your spiritual and physical being."

And now, here it is again: "make a commitment," as I begin using SparkCoach this morning to help me lose this extra weight that I've allowed myself to carry again after losing it initially by using Spark and the motivation and support I have found in our Spark community.

What is the definition of commitment? My Webster's dictionary describes the word as coming from the Latin, " committo which means to make over in trust, to set to work: com = together, mitto = to send; to give in trust; to put into charge or keeping; to entrust; to bind to a certain line of conduct; to learn by heart."

I ask myself, first, what is it that I'm aiming for? And my immediate answer is wellness, health, wholeness, healing and that all over "feeling good" vibrancy because I truly want to live fully engaged on my life path. And it is about energy and not just our own energy, but that which we exchange with others. My energy has an effect on yours.

And so, as I make this commitment or give in trust, it is about nurturing my being. It is about taking the very best care of my energy and light. And by making this commitment, I am putting myself in charge of being the keeper of my own "lighthouse." I need to give in trust or trust in my own good care.

And today, I am not only trusting in my self but also trusting in the timing of my beginning this 4 week plan, this commitment.

Lynn Andrews goes on to say: "you need only the commitment to walk down the path through the gateway into your true destiny."

I will continue this self study, remaining open in my teaching yoga and strength training and in my sharing with those I interact with. I am tuning within, balancing, calming, and trusting...

Lynn Andrews also talks about commitment being " a process of gathering. You gather your "emotions, your mental strength and your abilities..."

And so, I know that I turn to not-so-nutrient-dense foods at times to feed my emotions, and I am aiming away from that, I am trusting in my own mental strength and abilities to follow through on caring for my self, my energy. I want to KNOW this by heart. And in love, walk into my destiny.

This is my commitment to taking care of my energy, my physical form and my spirit.

And what about the parts of this blogging assignment that I haven't addressed: why haven't I lost the weight? What is keeping me stuck?

Well I think the answer is part of the definition of commitment: "to bind to a certain line of conduct:" 4 weeks with checking in with SparkCoach.

I am an idealist and I'm good when it comes to "coming out of the gate" and walking through a gate. Here's to the COMMITMENT of trusting myself in the follow through of what I have written in this blog this morning on the 28th day of December, a full moon day, the day before my birthday and looking toward a new year.



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LAWANDMUSIC 1/7/2013 9:47PM

    Well said!

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WILSON1926 1/4/2013 9:44AM

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~INDYGIRL 1/3/2013 7:57AM

    LOVE IT!!!!

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FARFROMASAINT 1/2/2013 4:07PM

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FIRECOM 1/2/2013 9:34AM

    This one is a keeper. Commitment is probably the most underrated yet over emphasized words in the dictionary. Way too many "speak" of commitment but really don't.

Thank you for a great blog on one of my favorite words and actions.

I try very hard to under promise on a commitment, but also try to always over deliver.

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DRB13_1 1/2/2013 3:30AM

    thanks for posting
hope your birthday was Spark=tacular! emoticon emoticon emoticon
May you reach all your goals this year!

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TRESSWANN 12/29/2012 10:12AM

    I loved this. Commitment is one of my trigger words. I don't do it. You inspired me.

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CINDHOLM 12/28/2012 4:43PM

    I hope you have a Wonderful and Healthy New Year! emoticon

Spark ON! my friend

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BOBBIENORTHERN1 12/28/2012 11:16AM

  Sounds really good to me and doable. My key word is "consistancy". In consistancy lies the power. Just me taking it just one day at a time in consistancy in this walk and journey of health sets me on the road to success. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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IUSBDEB 12/28/2012 8:38AM

    Beautifully expressed. You will be successful with this commitment. Your goal is clear, your path is chosen, your resolve is engaged and you have made yourself accountable. I will cheer you on each step of the way. You will do this, just as you have accomplished so many other goals and successes along your path.
This full moon is a good time to focus on health and strength, especially before a birthday when we tend to gaze behind to see how far we've come. Here's to looking ahead, to the future, to fulfillment of dreams, to realization of goals, KNOWING that commitment will carry you there.

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