The Power of Total Commitment


Credit: I’m Going Places

By Steve Beckow, Golden Age of Gaia


I’m struck again by the fact that nothing but utter forgiveness of everything seems to makes a difference in life.

The reason why that’s so for me is related to the reason why W.H. Murray said:

“Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation) there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too.

“All sorts of things occur to help one that would not otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favour all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance which no man would have dreamed would come his way.”

I’m beginning to suspect that Providence does not move – the soul does not commit, people do not take us seriously – until we’re 100% committed, totally aligned and – even better – in motion.

In the area of forgiveness, that would mean total forgiveness of everyone and everything or Providence won’t move to carry that intention forward. Nothing will happen and we’ll forget about it in time.

We’re 100% committed on most things. The evidence is that the body acts on our committed intention.  If our intention was wobbly, the body might not act.  Action reflects intention.

Then there are the trouble areas – the minefields that our vasanas or core issues represent.

Here our responses are usually skewed, biased, ill-advised. Out of touch with our own love, we make everything revolve around our presentation of self, rather than expressing our Natural Self; around our winning formula rather than authentic expression.

The standards of value are material, rather than spiritual. The term “third-dimensional” must have been coined to describe how we behaved then.

So, no, I don’t believe Providence moved on a wobbly intention. “Aww, I guess I want to go to college. Yahhh, it’d be something to do.” Not going to do it, I suspect.

Commitment is like a pressure cooker. For the cooker to work, there must be no leak of pressure. A wobbly commitment is like a leaky pressure cooker: It won’t do the job.

But 100% commitment, total determination to get the job done, etc., evidently does.

At least that’s the theory. It’s the hypothesis that I’ll be testing out in the workshop that my life is: If I’m totally committed to something, and invoke the help of Heaven, does Providence move on such a request?

Already I feel a deep, inner “knowing,” a sense of certainty that Providence will move. How, where, and when I cannot predict and would not try to direct.

So to return to the beginning, in the case of forgiving others, it won’t be enough to forgive most, or many, or almost all. That’s a leaky pressure cooker.

The only thing that will move my soul and Providence as well is a total, 100% commitment to ongoingly forgiving all.


(1) W.H. Murray, The Scottish Himalayan Expedition

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