When we surrender to God, we surrender to something bigger than ourselves – to a universe that knows what it’s doing. When we stop trying to control events they fall into a natural order, an order that works. We’re at rest while a power much greater than our own takes over, and it does a much better job than we cold have done. We learn to trust that the power that holds galaxies together can handle the circumstance of our relatively little lives. ~ Marianne Williamson
Reminder to Me:
When I start to look at the Big Picture and, once again, realize I am unable to even comprehend how Big the Picture really is, I have to acknowledge the fact that my life and it’s circumstance are microscopic in comparison. I have imposed my will inappropriately many times over many years and it has brought me nothing but trouble. I now know I have a better chance if I let GOD sort things out. When my EGO wants to run the show and I begin to think in terms of orchestration and control I am now able to recognize it sooner and, if I’m smart, I immediately surrender to win.
I let it go. I give it away with Love and trust the outcome.
This is what my E.G.O. needed to hear today; a confirmation to to be vigilant, to move along with Growth/Change and keep my thoughts of G.O.D positive and directed to the forefront. It’s all about Love… of self and others. I want to impact the lives of those around me for the better. Revelations keep coming. Right now they seem to be carrying quite a “jolt” as they try to settle in and can be a bit upsetting. I’ve been consciously breathing and trying to keep my mind from taking control and distorting the facts. I need to remember not to react adversely while sorting this all out. If I begin to think I finally have Life under my control I’d make poor choices (again), act out in a passive-aggressive manner (again) and just generally upset the old apple cart (again). Then I am nothing more than a selfish, EGOtistical waste of my time and energy because I know better now. There are no excuses. The bottom line is I wouldn’t stop these Processes even if I could. They’re moving me closer to my destiny.
ENOUGH TO NEED
Never allow me to think that I have
Knowledge enough to need no teaching,
Wisdom enough to need no corrections,
Talents enough to need no grace,
Goodness enough to need no progress,
Humility enough to need no repentance,
Devotion enough to need no improvement,
Strength sufficient with Thy Spirit lest, standing still,
I fall back forevermore.
From the 12th Step Prayer Book, Prayer #26
I found her clinging to a rock at Pohoiki
I was listening to a podcast the other day and heard someone comment that “GOD speaks to us through one another”. I agree. On many occasions GOD has offered me the right words to speak when they are needed or they are spoken to me through someone else at exactly the right time. However, when I’m not in a “fit condition” mentally, spiritually and emotionally there is another force that just wants to be in charge of everything. That force is EGO. When I’m into EGO I’m unable to work well with GOD.
At some time along the way someone said GOD is an acronym for Good Orderly Direction while EGO is Easing God Out. I’ve always liked that. It makes sense to me that putting EGO before GOD blocks, blurs and distorts all matters of Spirit and defeats the true self. My belief that GOD resides within me gives me the power to recognize EGO problems. Refusing that recognition is a denial of what GOD needs done. Being aware of how EGO affects my whole being… my Good Orderly Direction… keeps me more comfortable with the “shedding process” and the new aspects of self that continue to emerge.
When you get in a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hold on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn. – Harriet Beecher Stowe
How many times have you been in that tight place, ready to throw in the towel and quit ? I know I’ve been there more than once but I’ve learned that although it is darkest before dawn the sun will rise.
I had always put Myself in those “tight places”. No one else did. I could play the blame game and be the victim. “He/She/You MADE me do it. It’s all YOUR fault. Poor me. Look at the mess I’m in”. My part in it wouldn’t come up because I was in such great denial. “How dare you suggest I had any part in the predicament!”
I have spent a lot of time looking at how I reacted when I was in those situations. I was angry, resentful and fearful. My escapes turned into insanity. My insanity created chaos which in turn would cause other situations to arise and the game continued, got worse. I liked to play with fire and finally fell into a Hell of my own making. Fortunately, I finally experienced and embraced a “moment of clarity”. GOD showed me the stairway and I became to climb out.
I know today that Nobody can make me do anything if I’m uncomfortable with it. I don’t have to surrender to any kind of pressure. I can say NO. Being happy, joyous and free means more to me than anything else in this world.
I feel there are two people inside me – me and my intuition. If I go against her, she’ll screw me every time, and if I follow her, we get along quite nicely.” ~ Kim Basinger
When I’ve failed to listen to that “little voice” or the “feeling” that emanates from my na`au (solar plexus) I can say with certainty that I should have. “She screwed me every time.”
My ability to make the right decision and do the next right thing is progressing. My intuition with people has developed from Life Experiences on so many different levels over the years. These Experiences also include making wrong choices… often making those same choices over and over again just trying to get a different result. That “little voice” would scream NO NO NO NOT AGAIN! But my will always took place over that voice. My EGO (Easing God Out) was standing in my own way; blocking my path and the Sunlight of The Spirit.
When things starting clearing up and coming into focus for me I started to really hear that voice and began to listen to it. Life began to change slowly and with resolution. Doing the right thing for me is my reality today. I don’t do the same things over and over again expecting different results. I found out that’s insanity.
My intuition can tell me when to say yes and when to say no; when to go and when to stay; to think before I speak even if it means biting a hole in my lower lip and to compromise instead of having to have it my way only. Using my intuition has saved me a lot of grief. I have opened doors that are beyond my wildest dreams because I just knew to open them. Other doors have shut. I haven’t tried to unlock them because I just know they’re shut for good, and that’s okay. Situations arise where something will be presented to me and I ‘ll need to respond. If it’s someone else’s drama or problem, of their own creation or not, my sense of knowing how to respond has sharpened. If it’s my problem I will own it and can usually instinctively handle it without drama or added problems. I still don’t always respond “properly” but hey, nobody’s perfect. I’m just striving for progress here and it’s all part of the journey. Trusting my intuition has increased my potential for living Life to it’s fullest.