I see the obstacles on my path…as the path

“I see the obstacles on my path…as the path”. Wow. Yes.

These ten words struck my heart the instant I heard them, resonating so deeply. I scrambled for a piece of paper and pen so to not forget them.

Truly a huge shift happened. Right there, within me. This beautiful combination of letters…would carry me to new places, no doubt…mind, heart, spirit, soul. I felt it.

Isn’t that the sign of a significant shift? Sometimes it comes in the form of instant clarity. It resonates. It has meaning.

I quickly checked, hoping to find the author of these profound words, and learned they are similar to a Zen proverb, “The Obstacle is the Path.”

There is intentional depth here. I certainly felt it…and needed it as well.

The day these words captured my attention, the speaker added to the Zen wording. “I see the obstacles on my path…as the path.” Yes. It needs that…personalizes it. This is my journey to travel…obstacles and all. I know we all have a soul plan. There is definitely more to everything.

Today, armed with these ten powerful words, I see the obstacles on my path…as my path. I’m owning it all, even in my vulnerability. I, too, will cringe at times or be completely blind-sided by a life experience I am facing, not knowing the outcome…but I do trust in something more…

I learned this from grief. Because there is more. There is a spiritual journey that does not give up on us.

Each of us is on a path that is designed, yes, soul planned for us with our kids. If you’re reading this I know you are willing to go the extra mile to understand this journey too.

We want to help you live within the challenges and the depths of this extraordinary love…

Those of you who know me, know Scott, my son in Spirit, my teacher, my inspiration, my words.

He took me on a trip a few days ago. I did not leave home. He did it in the middle of the night, as I struggled with an immensely painful migraine. I was very aware he was present as I faced this human reality in the dark of night…and I begged him for healing, insights, anything to bring meaning to so much pain.

He opened me up to a new aspect of my journey, through this obstacle of overwhelming physical pain…

Scott/Spirit shares ~
Let’s look at Unconditional Love.

When you know this Love is real, true, bold, and everlasting can you trust it like never before?

Can Love carry you through the darkest nights and the darkest days…knowing there is unwavering spiritual commitment keeping you and your loved ones together, seen or unseen?

Sara, my mom of many lifetimes, never could have imagined a lifetime without me…only to learn, see, know, and be confirmed without a doubt…I never left her side.

How many hoops has she jumped through? How many obstacles has she faced and overcome? How many excruciating headaches? Too many to count in the nearly twenty-six years since I transitioned…within my soul planned exit.

Are you asking why I, as Scott, would not release Mom’s pain, allowing her to feel whole and healthy in every way? Isn’t that Love?

Mom/Sara has learned there is more in everything. She knows these obstacles are her path. She endures. She listens. She asks. She will wait in the silence. She does the hard work she needs to. She trusts me to guide her. She knows in the end…she will be filled with needed wisdom and awareness for her journey…and for the greater good.

Spirit knows what you need. It may not be what you want…but it is what you need as a spiritual being in a human body. You came to earth to grow in awareness through challenges, discovery, pain, joy, Love, relationships, finding Who you are…and so much more.

We are here…within it all…with you. Forever.
With unconditional Love.
Trust the journey.
xoxoxo

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  • Jana
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    Amazing and so thought provoking as always…much love SSS…Sara, Scott, SPIRIT

    • Sara Ruble
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      Thank you Jana…As always! SSS too. Maybe a new monogram for me! Love you

  • Christina Dawson
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    This was so encouraging and insightful. Thank you for sharing it, my friend. ❤️

    • Sara Ruble
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      Hi Christina. I love knowing you’re here! Yes, Spirit’s powerful words of encouragement and inspiration lift us up as we travel these often complex journeys through life. They help balance us as we find our footing and live forward… Miss you! xoxo

  • Cathy Feltrup
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    I see the obstacles on my path……. as the path
    Wow !!!!❤️ Through my life I have seen hurdles on my path. Always wondering why God would put them there??
    . Wondering how I could get over those hurdles.
    But in those times I had to turn to God for help.
    getting over those hurdles made me slow down and
    listen To the Spirit, to my heart
    Sometimes I found joy, sometimes I found pain but
    Sometimes It put me on a different Path I hadn’t expected.
    And here I am today💖.
    I never realized that those obstacles were part of my Journey………
    Thank you so much Sara and Scott and Spirit 💝

    • Sara Ruble
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      My dear friend… Your experiences so well express what most of us have wondered and questioned too. That is why I was was so struck by these powerful words. I now see obstacles as lessons (big or small) or the need to see myself or life in new ways. Everything has meaning. Sometimes we will be forced to see with greater clarity, always as needed. Hugs xoxo

  • irene
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    I suppose an obstacle free path sounds like a good idea, but we wouldn’t learn very much . We wouldn’t evolve very far during this lifetime. It helps to know that this most enormous of obstacles is something that Kyle and I planned together – it reduces some of the pain. If we can gradually accept the loss of a child and look for silver linings then we can probably cope with other obstacles and make this bumpy road a purposeful life. Bring on the obstacles then.
    Thank you Sara and Scott for your wise words. You provide soft cushions to fall onto when the going gets tough. Ixx

    • Sara Ruble
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      I would love to put quotation marks around your thought-filled words Irene, and use them myself! “Bring on the obstacles then.”
      Being confronted with the depth of so many experiences in grief and beyond…our new awareness carries us to the wisdom of life’s meaning. As we face the great challenges put in front of us, courage emerges…and shows us new ways to respond…and heal.
      P.S.⭐️ Remember, we are never alone as we do this important work… xoxo

  • Debbie Skowron
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    I so love your teachings Sara & Scott! Yhey are always simple and to the point while also being deeply profound and right in time as I need the validation. Thank you so much for sharing them! xxoo

  • Rita Kozushin
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    It is very helpful to remember and not to get drown into despair when we are dealing with obstacles. Thank you so much.

    • Sara Ruble
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      Yes Rita. It helps me to know every obstacle has meaning. It may be too confusing or abstract at the moment, so I will sit with it and remind myself, “This too has meaning…and it will show me more in perfect timing.” xoxo

  • Char
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    Obstacles in the path…..My path, yes, over the years so many obstacles for me to work my way through, often wondering Why?? Why isn’t life easier……But, there is a plan, a soul plan, and it is mine……Over the last 3 1/2 years I have totally taken to looking at life differently..I try to take in every sec. of it with as much awe as I can….. Why because I have learned that I and the spirits I have crossed paths with have planned all of this…..So I try very hard to meet each obstacle head on, and over come them to the best of my ability….And of course I have My Howard right beside me all the way…..Thank you Sara, Scott and Howard for this new lesson…..Trust the journey

    • Sara Ruble
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      Dear Char…Everything you shared and now see with greater clarity will continue to show you we truly are “spiritual beings having human experiences”. This awareness brings much needed meaning and value to our lives…as we will be faced by unexpected obstacles from time to time. I love how you keep your heart open… xoxo

      • Char
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        Sara, I couldn’t have come to terms with all of this new way of life without your caring and wonderful help, I still have bumps and struggles and am sure I always will, but having your and Scott’s and Howard’s guidance has been a blessing…..One day at a time……Much love

        • Sara Ruble
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          We came together as needed and planned Char… I see the beauty in it all! I’m so grateful too. xoxo

  • Carolyn
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    As I see the obstacles as my path on my journey, I am growing and knowing that this was planned by me and my soul planned family, I must look deeper into the lesson for me. The harder the lesson, the more the growth, and again, I see the Shift. I troubled and wondering why I have lost so many to this terrible virus, but know that it will be revealed to me in Spirits perfect timing as all is Patience, my favorite teacher.
    I am trusting as the path is creating a connection to Divine Love and that we are all equal and part of the one same Divinity.
    Although our obstacles may be different, the outcome can be the same if we keep focused on accepting that this is for our highest good to become the best version of who we are meant to be.
    I do see a silver lining in all my growth and will continue to travel this path and Trust, for in every day more is brought to me. I am hearing the wisdom, feeling the Great Love and the Knowing that Spirit walks with me.
    Thank you Spirit/ Scott/Sara for your words of Comfort and Love. As always Much Love💜❤️

    • Sara Ruble
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      As we are all the students AND the teachers in this life Carolyn, what you expressed so well is your authenticity and openness to this complex journey we are all taking…with our best courage and determination. It’s so inspiring to watch you and others here expanding with such grace. Thank you for sharing, my friend. xox

  • Ruth Dorr
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    Thank you. It is amazing how few word, only 10, can bring such clarity. These words deserve more thought. Thank you.

    • Sara Ruble
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      I love how the simplicity in a powerful few words can stay with us forever Ruth! xoxo

  • Diane Romagnoli
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    Contemplation is so very good for the soul. It is the quiet soul needs to engage in conversation with me. “I see the obstacles on my path…as the path”. These beautiful words elicit the sound of a ‘soul language’ if ever such a language existed—a language understood when left raw from the pain and chaotic emotions of working through grief. Not quite finding the balance . . . the peace that I had been hoping for, I willingly walked hand in hand with soul and extended my journey to a deeper healing. The soul journey, unexpected and now so gratefully received. You are so right about the depth felt here. It’s a journey felt rather than seen or heard. Felt in an almost indescribable way. The Love, the guidance, the presence of Spirit living in each breath I take. I can feel it when I respond to the absence of unrest and sound in moments of calm and silence—through my heart, the portal of access to soul. It’s a feeling of expansion and safety, groundedness. It grows trust into a knowing that fills all spaces, within. It disempowers fear. I carry on and am taught how to carry for and forward. Thank you for your vulnerability in this share. You show me the power in an open heart.

    • Sara Ruble
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      Yes, yes, yes Diane. This journey can be so complex…and then the words come out of nowhere it seems, with feeling, depth, and awareness, our new “soul language” that resonant so perfectly and are delivered to us in divine timing… Thank you for sharing your beautiful deep thoughts and knowing. xoxo

  • Heidi
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    I know these words to be true. The challenge is helping those I love to see the Path and the Obstacles as one. Love you and Scott💕

    • Sara Ruble
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      I understand this so well too Heidi. Your understanding and living within this spiritual awareness is for you and your work…initially to grasp, know, feel, and implement into your daily life for your deepening awareness. And truly you have lived in this knowing in past lives too. So why do we agree to come into this lifetime with others who cannot see the meaning as we can? Our soul plans bring us together for many shared experiences…and when there are not common beliefs shared it can very challenging when so much is on a spiritual level for us. I know this for me too.
      We must let those we love who cannot see this bigger picture, as we do (not right or wrong) explore in their own ways to experience life as they soul planned. We feel and see this contrast, as they may too. Not that they are”wrong”, but allowing them to handle their pain or grief in the ways they must. You are with them for all these reasons too. Shifts will come from our soul plans as needed. We cannot speed up their awareness or even create it if was not planned. Trusting the journey, my friend. xoxo

  • Kathleen
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    Sweet Sara. The obstacles in the path, as the path. Profound. I truly love Scott’s teachings! They always resonate with me. I’m grateful to you for always bringing forth such wonderfully true insights and wisdom. I felt sad when I read of your painful migraines. Having spent my career as a nurse I instinctively wanted to help, to comfort, to make you feel better. So I got stuck on that as I was reading. I was hoping that you would find strength and comfort in Scott and he didn’t disappoint. I love your connection with Scott! I am working to find that same connection with my son Andrew. I am thrilled beyond words to say that he and I are making our connection much stronger , I feel it! I need to work on relaxing and trusting him. That’s something you said…. from the bottom of my heart please always know I am profoundly grateful to you and Scott!

    • Sara Ruble
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      Thank you for taking the time to write Kathleen. I so appreciate your concern about my headache! Scott was present with me as I endured the pain…and when the time was right, he explained my head pain has always been my teacher, one way or another. I’ve known this for awhile…because everything is a teacher…of Spirit, of life, of past lives, for the future too. Pain teaches. This time I learned I have been balancing a past life, much as Dr. Brian Weiss brings meaning to past lives through his regressions, my regression came through Scott as I laid in bed. It all made sense to me. Finally. And what I learn, we can teach others. Every human experience has meaning for the greater good as well…giving it even more depth and purpose. I hope this helps you, as a nurse and loving mother, knowing there is spiritual purpose in all we go through. Your reading our blogs reveals your heart…and your need to get the answers beyond mainstream thinking. I love you found us.

      I’m certain Andrew pointed you in this direction. As your teacher he will take you where you need to go to grow, heal, and thrive within his continuing connection with you. Yes, trusting him…and this journey. Thank you for being you, Kathleen. xoxo

      • Sara Ruble
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        My friend Tamala… Yes! Yes! and Yes! back to you. I love how all this is revealed to us in ways we each need, then connecting us in ways that were always pre-determined. Our awareness grows and our soul-minded community does as well.
        Your knowing words struck me, “In our human mind it’s truly a paradox, because the human mind see ‘s thru a surface lens in a dense layer of perception of our minds..The soul spirit see ‘s thru all our senses. The one’s we rarely touch…” Yes, and our awareness is lifted further. Seeing obstacles through our senses ~ the depth of how they feel, are seen, or how they touch us expands the fullness of the lessons within those challenges. Thank you for this gift! And for sharing too! xoxo

  • Tamala
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    Yes !Yes!Yes! Sara your words speak wisdom of light thru Scotts spirit..How off course we can become within ones own thoughts..Till something hits us out of the blew to say yes, yes, yes..This deep knowing that we know on a soul level we always know ,this is the path .,The obtascles are the journey..When we can surrender to this its brings so much joy and depthness thru the darkess times..In our human mind its truly a paradox, because the human mind see ‘s thru a surface lens in a dense layer of perception of our minds..The soul spirit see ‘s thru all our senses .The one’s we rarely touch ,thru the obtascles of the soul’s journey..We are fortunate thru these obstacles we are able to experience fully this journey while journey thru..To awaken to this is such a blessing …To surrender in love all things brings us to a path of great gratefulness for the obstacles we encounter on the path of life..It would not be so if it was not so..So we must all remember Scotts wisdom in this journey ,that what he sends the obstacles are the path..This brings us into acceptance of what is happening in our everyday life’s now at this moment..Its not a destination of some place we are trying to get to..Its surrendering to what is taking place now in our life..Whatever obstacle we are facing at the moment this is the true journey of this gift of this lifetime..

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