Ernest Holmes wrote, “I surrender all my fears – those nameless fears which have beset me for such a long time, dulling my pleasure and clouding with misery and apprehension all of my days. I am now through with fear. …My peace is found in the Heart of God.”
This beautiful reading came to me after an experience of doing just that – letting go of my fears and doubts. Yesterday, my husband and I visited a crystal temple here on Kaua`i. We went to visit and to talk with the teacher there so we could make a decision as to whether this would be an appropriate addition to our upcoming Sacred Journey. What transpired was an unfolding of something spectacular for me.
I have been on the journey of spiritual unfoldment probably for my whole lifetime. There have only been a few times where I have said “this is the way.” At those times, I found myself trapped in dogma and restraints on my consciousness. However, now and for over twenty years of my life I have been what Ernest Holmes would call “Open at the Top.”
Yesterday, as I entered the crystal temple, I went with an already open heart. When I started to approach its doors, I could feel an energy, a warmth emanating from it. When we stepped inside and were greeted by our teacher, all I could feel was love, acceptance and familiarity. Then when I walked into the temple room, my heart cracked open and tears filled my eyes. I can only explain it as a knowing that I was home.
As I laid down on the floor to meditate, all I could do was surrender everything that I had allowed to pile up on top of me for so long. I just let go. I just kept letting go. As we came out of the meditation, I knew I was changed. Now the only question is “How to continue?”
There is an easy answer. Once we are willing to let go of our story, of our consciousness that does not serve us, of anything standing in the way of our highest self, an army of assistance and love appears to carry us through. We are not alone in our journey. Our True Self is a Powerful Entity that is greater than anything in the finite world.
The new dawn is here. The light bearers are coming forth to shift consciousness by shifting their own consciousness and remembering. The perfect metaphor was used by my teacher yesterday. He said it is like there was a black out and now the light is on. We are that light and we have the power to turn that light on brightly, shine it on our own life and bring everything out of the darkness. Why do you think its been so dark lately? So, we can see it. Everything has been a blessing.
Are you ready to shine? Are you ready to let go of anything covering your light? Are you ready to surrender it all – to trust and have faith in the unknown? I am, and I realize that as I am, I can no longer control anyone else or what happens. I only have stewardship of my own consciousness. As one person does this, it is radiated everywhere. The journey of transformation continues for me…
Love and Aloha,
Rev. Rita Andriello-Feren, Co-Founding Spiritual Director CSL Kaua`i, Spiritual Coach, Author of “What Do I Need to KNOW? 101 Thoughts That Changed My Life” and “This Thing Called Treatment” available on AMAZON.
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