Surrender

What is surrender?
In the dictionary, the meaning of surrender is to give up. This meaning can be misleading.

We all usually go about life trying to control what should or should not happen to us, what we should or should not feel and often extend it to our loved ones – what they should or should not do, experience, feel, etc.

Can we get to a point where we are OK with all there is; giving up our notions, preconceived ideas of how life should be and surrender to what is?

When we surrender to Life, we give up control over what should or should not happen. We become present. Instead of thinking about how to outsmart Life, we can have what we truly want: to be aligned with ALL.

At that moment we make ourselves available both to Self and God.

As we develop the observer status ( we talked about how to reach the observer status last week, please check HERE), we can have a look at our disturbances, discomforts, judgments without acting upon them.
In surrendering we make ourselves available to God who talks to us:

“I praise you, LORD,
for being my guide.
Even in the darkest night,
your teachings fill my mind.
8 I will always look to you,
as you stand beside me
and protect me from fear.”
Palm 16:5-8

A surrendered state also allows us to become co-creators. As I stated earlier, we are an active expression of God. We just need to find that (those) expressions though our observations, reflections, inner-work, etc.

It is a misunderstanding that surrendering is becoming passive in our experience of life. We are actually never ‘inactive’, we just try not to take responsibility by acting passively and saying “This is God’s will!”.

What does God want for us?
“And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” Romans 12:2; New King James Version (NKJV)

God’s will for us is that we become FREE, that we are joyous and creative.
In co-creating, we make sure that our ‘channels are cleared’ out by doing the inner work and meditating, then we go out here, we follow His lead, we allow his juice to flow though us, we express Him, through our loving actions.

Do you know that we are in the physical because God wishes us to express Himself/His unique spark in us through us, via our actions? Our actions speak louder than our words!

Homework – Reflection, contemplation and journaling
“Reflecting and contemplating on oneself and God is essential to self-discovery and spiritual awakening. Writing down and sharing one’s inner thoughts and feelings supports the process of self-awareness and conscious awakening to the Source Of Unconditional Loving … within. “ B. Yeaky, source

So, what are you going to DO this week to enable yourself to be a co-creator with God?

This talk was held on 15 January 2017 @ Brigade of Light Church, Fort Wayne, Indiana – original source

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