"Life offers us the opportunity to become a Spiritual Warrior.
A Warrior is one who bravely goes into those dark areas within themselves to ferret out the Truth of being.
It takes great courage, stamina and endurance to become a Spiritual Warrior.
The path is narrow, the terrain rough and rocky.
You will walk alone; through the dark caves, up those steep climbs and through the dense thick forest.
You will meet your dark side The faces of fear, deceit, and sadness all await your arrival.
No one can take this journey but you.
There comes a time, in each of our lives, when we are given the choice to follow this path.
Should we decide to embark on this journey, we can never turn back... our lives are changed forever.
On this journey, there are many different places we can choose to slip into and hide. But the path goes on.
The Spiritual Warrior stays the course, wounded at times, exhausted and out of energy. Many times, the Warrior will struggle back to their feet to take only a few steps before falling again.
Rested, they forge on, continuing the treacherous path.
The journey continues. The Spiritual Warrior stays the course. Weakened, but never broken.
One day, the battle, loneliness and desperate fights are over. The sun breaks through the clouds, the birds begin to sin their sweet melodies. There is a change in the energy. A deep change within the self.
The warrior has fought the courageous fight.
The battle of the dark night of the soul is won.
New energy now fills the Warrior.
A new path is now laid before them.
A gentler path filled with the inner-knowing of one who
has personal empowerment.
With their personal battle won, they are filled with joy. A new awareness that they are one with the Spirit beams as they go forth to show others the way.
They are not permitted to walk the path for others.
They can only love, guide and be a living example
of the Truth of their being."
--- NAVAJO NATION prayer
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Noel_Byrne (16307) 2013-12-22 7:24
This must be one of the worlds most amazing natural sights, to think that water created this is something else. When I look at this, it makes me think of a scene of a person spinning and dancing, the material caught in the air in a long exposure shot. The sense of movement is palpable. Class image, thanks again.
chrislo (3351) 2013-12-22 7:42
Very interesting photo of this unusual rock formation. The swirls in the rock make it a great graphical image with a strong visual impact. I like the sense of movement suggested by the rock striations. The excellent POV created an amazing perspective, and the vertical frame looked like a natural option here. A masterpiece of composition, colour, texture and light. Very well done.
korbee (6615) 2013-12-22 8:11
Interesting note Ray,and the almost surrealistic photo is a great ullustration,this could be a good book cover...
Merry Christmas and a healthy newyear for you and the family!
rigoletto (33751) 2013-12-22 9:12
hello ray. there are many antelope canyon photos even on TE, but you achieved something more ethereal, even psychedelic in here. the graphism emphasized with your tight cadrage and the curves is simply superb. this is like an abstract artwork.
Silvio1953 (109427) 2013-12-22 9:30
Ciao Ray, great view of fantastic place, excellent exposure, wonderful natural colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
divail (8216) 2013-12-22 14:27
C'est une excellente composition. Vous étiez là au bon moment pour profiter d'une belle lumière. Une amie a visité l'endroit dernièrement et j'ai pu reconnaître l'endroit par cette photo. Beau travail.
eldancer1 (22485) 2013-12-22 18:33
I'm glad you made it to Antelope Canyon--I had a wonderful experience there. Awesome capture with good lighting and nice details. I like the textures and wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
The Eureka visits Boulder City every Christmas season.
Corry (3466) 2013-12-22 20:16
Superbe photo des rochers de ce canyon. On dirait un tissu qui flotte au vent. Les couleurs sont magnifiques. Bien fait.
saxo042 (35266) 2013-12-23 0:17
These are indeed fantastic rock formations. This picture looks more like an abstract and non-figurative work of art. Beautiful!
bona (11865) 2013-12-23 4:45
one of my dreams is visit this Canyon. This wall always attract my atention. Great photo, thanks for share.
To you a wish a merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
delpeoples (50323) 2013-12-23 4:46
What a wonderful experience it must be to witness this natural wonder. Your photo is beautiful and impressive. I love the tight framing, the rich colours, the textures and the subtle play of light and shade. Wonderful shot, congrats.
nikkitta (10492) 2013-12-23 14:32
Thanks to TE i am watching and marvelling wit these rocks formations, textures and colors
The way and light captured by you add some sense of mouvement, true they seem dancing
Moving navajo prayer
Yill add your YT channel
siudzi (29063) 2013-12-26 13:07
This rock formation is absolutely amazing due to the shape, texture and unique tonality. Very well seen and captured in vertical frame. Thanks for sharing!
COSTANTINO (46560) 2013-12-28 23:12
worthseeing view and original version
without the title and your useful notes
nobody can understand what this composition
means I like the excelen use of the light
and the warm lights