There is a song by Karen Drucker called “The Morning Prayer.” The words begin like this “I will surrender to my greatest and highest good. I will release any fear that blocks my way. For every step I take is taken in pure faith and I am stronger every moment, every day.”
I am feeling this song very deeply, as I begin this new year. There is so much happening in our own life and the life of our Center. There are many experiences happening in the lives of those we know. I can feel many people just hanging on. It is with the idea of “hanging on,” that I hear from so many that I replace the word “surrender.”
What does it mean to surrender? Some relate the word to “giving up.” No, it is not about giving up. It is doing just what the song says: “surrender to my greatest and highest good.” It means to let go to the Power that is greater than we are that is right where we are, and allow it to work through us. Surrender awakens our intuition and our connection to the unlimited possibilities in every moment. It also allows us to let go to a greater answer to what is happening in our life than our physical eyes might see. It is entering the unknown, and yet knowing that all is well.
When we trust the Universe, it reacts to us, at the level of our belief. Does this mean we just say “whatever…”? No this is so far from the truth. We set our intentions, but we let go of the outcome. We let go of how things will happen and have the faith that our highest good is unfolding. We trust our intuition and follow our inner guidance. We let go of our ego that likes to work by trying to force things “our way.”
I’m surrendering a lot lately. It brings peace to me every time something happens that I have no way of controlling. “I will surrender to my greatest highest good.”
Love and Aloha,
Rev. Rita Andriello-Feren, Healer, Teacher, Co-Spiritual Director CSL Kaua`i