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.
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. 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.
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!