Can be a bit of a problem can’t it? You must have heard of the serenity prayer:
“God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.”
The above forms part of Alcoholics Anonymous meetings and has done since its inception. The longer version of the prayer talks about surrendering to God’s will…
Okay, we have a problem, a big one. Do we allow it to defeat us and render our lives at best to be of quiet desperation, at worst completely giving up? Or conversely do we throw ourselves either into distracted actions (work, TV, sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll) or do we take steps to create a new life for ourselves? Somewhere in the mix do we “let God” move in and let things happen? Or do we, mindful of Divine intervention as opposed to giving up, give the whole thing over to God?
Unless you are Richard Dawkins, who hasn’t turned to prayer?
What exactly constitutes handing (life) over to God? I’ve already dealt with the passive aspect; it certainly isn’t that. And surely, even letting God call the shots, we have to take deliberate actions ourselves?
And it is obvious to me, having experienced this many times and having talked to many others, being in what I would describe as an “allowing” state leaves the door open for amazing things to happen. What is the intention behind this? To be happy? How specific do we need to be? How about wanting to meet your soulmate? Experiencing abundance? Being healthy and pain-free? If your intention is to be happy and currently you are lacking a soulmate and abundance and possibly having health challenges then is this not sufficient? In other words, God knows what would make you happy.
If you trust God do you need to tell him or her that you want to be happy? By doing this, for example declaring “I want to be happy” implies you are not happy in the moment.
I’m afraid we have to address that old chestnut, self-worth and deserving. I know as this is written there will be people reading this whose self-worth could be lifted and who have some reservations about what they deserve. And you know we can only notice in others that which we have had or have within ourselves. I recall times when I had low self-worth and it almost brings me to tears to see it in others. If we have a permanent programme or filter that blocks or deletes praise, compliments, expressions of love and appreciation then we suffer.
It has to go!
How about-see Neale Donald Walsch-allowing God to reinforce your transient high self-esteem, and your deserving happiness and all that that implies. As many of you know the key here is to feel it, rather than merely think it. Act as if you already have what you want, your birthright. The more you do this, the less transient the state, the better you feel, and the more you radiate this out to others. In time you become an exemplar, a shining light in the world when all around us could increasingly become grey and dark.
I would go as far as to say it is your duty to do this. We are all One, we did NOT “come down here” to be suppressed and subjugated. Help is all around you. It is within you. And if you need someone to “kickstart” your journey back to self-appreciation then grab them and keep them close.
All roads lead to God. You are God. If saying that causes you problems, settle for the truth that you are not only connected to God, but you have within you a spark of the Divine. If you were to read many of my posts you would be forgiven for noticing this recurrent theme. If I were to adopt the methods of the mainstream media then-I’m not sure how-you would be getting this message 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 52 weeks a year for life.
In closing I am unsure of any formula for giving things over to God. I suppose I will conclude by saying that you should give everything over to at first your higher self and then to your angelic self. You may know these as your heart-mind, occasionally your intuition and your true feelings. Or conversely anything but your ego and lower, conditioned self. And if you want to know when your conditioned self operates, switch on your television, listen to your radio, read your newspapers and worst of all-the latest incarnation of mind control-paying attention to those who label anything which deviates from the agenda as fake news.
Beam me up Scotty. The day that love is labelled as fake news cannot be far away.
I’m going to give that over to God with the greatest of pleasure.
για σένα ελένη. Pink roses and love to you all, Jack Stewart, Tuesday, 10 December 2019. Music? Just love the song.