Surrender

Surrendering means something more than to devote ourselves to a cause, or to the will of Great Spirit.  It is more than giving of ourselves to others.  It is even more than abandoning our life to Spirit.

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True surrender is to die to everything and everyone.  It is to continually keep our heart and mind turned toward Great Father, Great Mother, and the Great Weaver of all Life.  We no longer seek self-satisfaction in anything but the words, the heart, and the mind of Great Spirit.

It should be added that self-surrender means following the path of detachment from people, places, things, and even from a natural desire to be noticed, appreciated, and loved by our God(dess).  It is to accept everything that happens as a gift.  It means to submit our life to being guided by a Higher Power- without argument, or exception.

Perhaps you think this is too difficult.  Do not be deceived.  There is nothing easier to do. tumblr_mmx1blnVL21s9rnz8o1_500 Nothing so sweet to practice.  The whole thing consists in saying:
“Beloved, I wish to be entirely yours.  Please accept my offering.”

Everything is an opportunity to serve the Light.
By incarnating in the physical world we decided to have an experience.  We have the power to imagine, decide, create, and change.  When we practice surrender we agree to accept life as it is.  We can always count on Great Spirit to help us have a little bit of everything.  Let us give thanks for the potluck abundance of our experience of life- instead of whining that we don’t like and want certain things.  Abundance is a full heart.  Not a full refrigerator, garage, or wallet.

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I abandon myself into your hands.
Do with me this day according to Your will.
Whatever happens today or any day,
May I give thanks for the blessing of life.
I am ready to accept all people
And to let only your love, joy ad peace be expressed to them.
Into your hands I lay my life.
Guide me in the ways I am to go.

Give me the relationships that will best serve You.
Allow my hands to do work that is a blessing to Your Name.
I surrender myself without reservation
And with boundless confidence
Because I know You love me!

A Passionate Love

The Master Speaks-

Children of spirit, come and dream with me.
The flowers are opening, a new day begins.
Let us laugh together and rejoice.
Come dance with me.  Image
Sing our song and the listen to the whispers of the wind.
Come follow me and together we will see eternity.
Together we will fly to the stars.
I am waiting.
Rise up now!

Let me lift you in my arms and fill your heart with passionate love.
May my peace be within you, and may you trust that you are where you were meant to be.
Do not forget the possibilities that are born of faith.
Use my gifts wisely.
May you be content as who you are!

Beloved-

I open my heart to you and stand in your presence.  I bow to you who have attained self-realization, self-control, and self-sacrifice.  I bow to you who attained perfect knowledge and liberated yourself and many others from the sufferings of karma.  To you I offer myself as a sacrifice.  No other desire is mine but to fulfill your will.  Teach me how to pray, and how to be the prayer I would pray, my heart is open to your teachings and your grace.

Show me the suffering of the most miserable so I will know my people’s plight.   I will pray for these others for you are present in every person.  I will be responsible for helping each suffering individual that I can, that I may do your work here on earth.  May I truly learn to serve others for in service there is true life.  Give me honesty and patience so Your Spirit will be alive among us.

I am a child of the Earth and I am your child, Beloved, and I would bring a gift to you.

May I weave a bright garment of prayer and service so that is as beautiful as the earth mornings.  May the border be made of rainbows of loving kindness gifted to those most in need.  May I sing your praises, as the birds sing.  May we walk in this earth garden together bringing gifts wherever we go.

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More About Prayer

Communicating with Spirit

There are two main ways to communicate with Spirit: one is prayer and the other is affirmation. Affirmation is a repetitive thought, or phrase we focus on to convince ourselves that what we are praying for is possible. Prayer is a space of surrendering to Great Spirit’s loving grace because we don’t know what to do in a challenging time in our lives.

It is important to use both of these spirit communication forms every day.
When will you take the time to pray today?
What thoughts will you allow yourself today?
Why do you say you have no time to pray with The Beloved when all of The Beloved’s attention is always focused on you?

We can learn to pray with our whole heart.
With our whole mind.
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We can learn to pray unceasingly!

Spirit Talks to Us

Our spiritual teachers and guides in the world can communicate with us when we call upon them.  But in order for Great Spirit to talk to us, in order for us to hear the still small voice within, we must release attention to on pain, anger, fear, grief, and disappointments to place it firmly on Great Spirit’s Blessings.

It is necessary to bring our mind and the emotions to a place of silence even if that silence is only for a few moments. For it is only in that place of quiet that we can hear the inner guidance of Great Spirit.

The key to all of this is the act of surrender.

Surrender is allowing.  5prayerIt is trusting that indeed the Great Father hears us, the Great Mother hears us, the Great Weaver hears us, and will answer our prayer if we are only still enough to listen.

After you have a taste of True Spirit, you will want more and more all the time.
Learn to pray unceasingly!
Strive to pray with devotion-
Prayer is the road to spirit truth-
Good works are the vehicle
Meditation is the food-
Mantra is the conversation.

We usually pray and perform good works of Spirit for two reasons.  One is from fear of punishment and the other is from the hope of reward.  But there is a third reason to walk the path of spirit- to pray with a full heart- to listen with an empty mind- and to give to others kindness and blessings- This reason is because it comes from a heart centered on love, joy, peace, and light.  We do good because it is the only thing we wish to do…and because it is the right thing to do.  We are spiritual from love- not fear- and not from hope of reward.  We become the prayer benefactors for the world- hoping to ease the suffering, even if we cannot eliminate it.

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Speak Beloved-
I am ready to hear you.
I am your servant.
Grant me wisdom and understanding
so I may bring comfort to troubled hearts.
Bend my heart that I might follow you
without hope of reward, or fear of punishment.
Beloved, you are my inspiration
and Giver of Light.
You alone can fully instruct me with your desires.
Speak therefore directly to me,
for I am ready to hear you!

The Beloved Speaks-
Prayer is to rejoice in My loving gift of life.
It is to see the world with the eyes of a child.
It is to dance with gladness,
and take delight in each day.
Discover your ability to be open-hearted.
Understand that your prayers
will result in inner peace
and bring joy to many hearts-
For you are my Beloved Child.