Holy Sit: HineSight – Spiritual Leapfrog

HineSight – Spiritual Leapfrog

From time to time, I like to take a pause from Holy Sit story-telling to highlight a particular “HineSight” that I have gleaned on my spiritual journey. This one is called Spiritual Leapfrog.

In the game of leapfrog, one person crouches or squats down on all fours, while the second person leaps over him. The job of the squatter is to stay low to the ground, but strong, so that the person doing the leaping can get leverage pushing off of his back. This catapults the leaper up and over the squatter. Next, the leaper crouches down so that the squatter can now leap over her. In this even exchange, two people playing leapfrog together can cover much ground until the game is over or until they need a rest.

Keeping the leapfrog analogy in mind, I realized several years ago that I’ve been playing a game called “spiritual leapfrog” with many friends and family throughout my life. There have been times when I’ve been the leaper or student, relying on the wisdom and power of others to help me grow spiritually. Other times, I’ve been the squatter or teacher, holding someone else up and propelling them forward on their path with my insights and strength. My parents may have been my first spiritual leapfrog partners; they taught me early about faith and in return I’m sure I gave them plenty of lessons in patience!
The game of leapfrog
There are a few “rules” worth mentioning about the game of spiritual leapfrog:
1) The leaper always needs what the squatter has to offer in order to get where s/he is going. To pretend s/he doesn’t need anything or anyone is an act of ego and separation.
2) The squatter/teacher also needs the leaper/student. A teacher without a student is no longer a teacher but simply someone with useful information that they never get to share.
3) Once the leaper has jumped they should not get so caught up in their progress that they don’t offer their back to the ones who were kind enough to propel them forward in the first place. In other words, the leaper and the squatter must always stay within short distance from one another in order that both may grow.
4) There is never hierarchy in spiritual leapfrog. All are equally important and necessary to our collective spiritual evolution. In the end, we are all one and we all go together.

I have always been grateful for this game of spiritual leapfrog and for the many people with whom I’ve had the great fortune of playing; amazing teachers, healers, family members and spiritual soul sisters and brothers.

Who are your spiritual leapfrog partners? Please send them gratitude for you wouldn’t be where you are without them, nor would they be where they are without you.

Happy leaping and learning.

Emily Hine

Note: This Holy Sit blog is one in a series of blog posts that tell the story of my journey healing from cancer without surgery, radiation or chemotherapy. In the process, I also write "HineSights" about spiritual awakening and finding inner peace in a chaotic world. If you want to read more, check out the chapter titles on the Holy Sit home page & start with this one.  Cheers to your health!