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This Is A Custom Widget

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Sweet Surrender

“Something amazing happens when we surrender and just love. We melt into another world, a realm of power already within us. The world changes when we change; the world softens when we soften. The world loves us when we choose to love the world.”
—Marianne Williamson

Dear Nancy,
I am so grateful to you for asking this question. It is possibly the most important power tool we can have in our tool box we use to create a wonderful life. No, it does not mean “giving in or giving up.” That is far from it. It is a realignment of energies and a redistribution of power.
“Too much attention on problems kills our faith in possibilities.”
– Price Pritchett
The reason it is confusing is because surrender seems counterintuitive or even “headed in the opposite direction.” And yes, it is an advanced way of thinking and yet very easy to do. In his quantum leap program, Price Pritchett calls it “tapping in to unseen forces.”
The power of surrender is most clearly demonstrated in AA and other Twelve-Step Programs. Here, the participants are usually at a point where they have tried everything else to control their addictions and have failed. They let go of their ego and open up to other possibilities. It is usually a moment of “let go and let God.” In storytelling or screenwriting, it often occurs after what is called, “the dark night of the soul.” All seems lost. However, the “end of the rope” is really the beginning of a new life.
When I was growing up, carnivals used to have something called “Chinese Handcuffs” that they would offer as a novelty prize. It is a simple piece of tubing weaved from bamboo. The more you pulled to escape from the device, the more it tightened around your fingers and held you in hand cuffs. However, if you let go of the struggle and panic, and gently pushed inward, the bamboo immediately loosened and you could slide your fingers out with effort. It is the frantic pulling that kept you in prison.
Chinese Handcuffs
“Always say ‘yes’ to the present moment. What could be more futile, more insane, than to create inner resistance to what already is? What could be more insane than to oppose life itself, which is now and always now? Surrender to what is. Say ‘yes’ to life — and see how life suddenly starts working for you rather than against you.”
—Eckhart Tolle
My point in all of this is as follows: surrender has incredible power. Many times in life, “what you resist persists.” Letting go and letting God opens you to the incredible power of spirit, community, and the unseen forces of life. Oddly enough, my Golden Retreiver, Bella, uses this as her most powerful weapon. When she sees a stranger approaching, she refuses to growl or bite. She immediately rolls on her back to the submissive position. And nine times out of ten, she gets a soothing belly rub in return.
However, don’t take my word for it. Try it yourself. Give it to God. Surrender to what is. Say “yes” to the present moment. Maybe life will give you a soothing belly rub too!
And as we all step into the ever present challenges in our lives, let us remember, “We are all too blessed to be stressed.” See you in the next publication.
Peace and Blessings,
John
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Sweet Surrender
by John J. Schalter
Dear John,
I’m totally confused with the concept of surrender. How can I meet all of life’s challenges if I give up? Isn’t this a sign of weakness? What gives?
Nancy G.
“Something amazing happens when we surrender and just love. We melt into another world, a realm of power already within us. The world changes when we change; the world softens when we soften. The world loves us when we choose to love the world.”
—Marianne Williamson

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