‘The ego wants to own everything; this denies the invincibility of surrender, the handmaiden of love. Love is universal and freely given, yet the ego insists that it be owned, that it obey the ego’s stern dictates of when, how and where. In this, the ego will forever fail, for it is fighting the wrong battle. Love can never be limited or exist in separation or isolation. Only by renunciation of the desire to manipulate and control will the ego melt into the Universal Self of Infinite, Eternal Love.’
Surrender to God is falling off a log easy if one experiences the Universal Self of Infinite, Eternal Love. It is literally a no brainer to let go and take the Neste’ plunge into the heart of God, if one knows even a little of the depth of the ocean of bliss that is waiting to envelope a soul who is done fighting for limitation and separation.
There are some reasons we don’t. It has taken me 33 of my 53 years, since I first had a taste of the bliss, to move beyond my judgment and develop enough trust in God’s creation to let go and fall in completely.
It all boils down to fear of some sort. Have you ever had an arm or leg fall asleep. Then you try to move and it doesn’t work and it hurts and it’s not fun and you just want the unpleasant feelings to go away.
I think the main reason we don’t fall into the Heart of God is that our emotions are pinched off much the same as the blood to a limb gets pinched off when it falls asleep. When we begin to open up and move toward God we tend to have all kinds similarly unpleasant emotional experiences that we don’t understand, we don’t like, we don’t think should be happening to us and we just want them to go away. We can hold off the inevitable as long as we like but the trick is to remember where we are headed and move through the discomfort.
Once the blood gets circulating in a limb again it’s a relief and a pleasure to be able to move freely once more. Once the emotions are free to flow it’s a pleasure to be able to move freely and a huge relief to know that all the stuff we were afraid of is not so big and scary as we thought. In fact, it is a joy to find out that it is all love, everywhere, always.