Great Mother is telling us that her heart is as vast as the ocean. What happens to something that we drop into the ocean? It is changed; it is transformed, and becomes something other than what it was. If we pick up a stone or a shell from the beach it has been smoothed and made precious beyond what it was before.
When we go to Maha Amma she will begin to remove the energy of our rough edges. When we think in terms of oceans of love we are most likely to think of love as indulgent- allowing and accepting endlessly the faults, and petty behaviors of others. What do we know of the ocean- it constantly transforms everything it touches. Great Mother is an infinite force of change brought about by love. She smooth’s, changes, and sometimes wears away entirely that which is no longer useful for life. Great Mother takes us into the vastness of her ocean, and when we surrender to her we are saying we are willing to be remade- to be remade into what will be of value to life and to our people. Great Mother can change our nature, shape our nature, and make our nature more precious than we can ever imagine.
When change comes most people try to hold onto the past and keep the new energy, the transformational energy, from happening. If we surrender to change we can be content to simply see what happens next.
Come to the heart of Maha Amma and say- Change me to be who you need me to be. We may have ideas of what that is but this is not surrender. In surrender we don’t hold on to any ideas of who we need to become- we allow ourselves to become someone Great Mother needs.
Bhakti means devotion. The truly devout soul surrenders their will to the will of another. Devotion is not putting our hands in a prayer mudra or keeping a pious look on our face. It is the ability to surrender our will to the will of another and to become what they would make of us even if that is no one we would recognize.
Maha Amma’s great ocean of love is calling for us to come and be tumbled and remade in her image and likeness so we can understand the true meaning of love.