Alternative Healing and Fear of Surrendering to the Divine

Fear of Surrendering to the DivineNancy Smeltzer MFA

In the last posting, I talked about how we often get restless during alternative healing work, especially when it’s not very active. You can, with practice, reach an amazing State of Being where you’re connected in to the Divine. In that State, when I can stay in it, I could easily go for hours immersed in joy and bliss.  For me, that state of exhilaration feels like “rightness” with the world. So why do I sometimes so easily let myself slip out of such an amazing feeling and get distracted? My take, at least for me,  is that I get overcome by fear and at when I first experienced the enormity of the sensations, would freak me out!

When I first began to access this way of being, I was very much aware that I was vibrating at a higher frequency. The first time I experienced this sensation, I had what I call the “electric ants” running up and down my legs. It was as if thousands of creepy, stinging ants were all over my lower half, which obviously wasn’t a very pleasant experience. The only thing I could do was to take hot baths and wait for my body to get used to the higher frequencies. While I’ve had several similar experiences since the first one about two years ago, none was as intense as the first one.

Another experience that I and some of my colleagues have had when becoming close to accessing Divine Love and Light is the sensation that you’re dying. For me, it was as if I stayed in that State, whatever I perceive as “me” would disappear. For one colleague, she described it as feeling like not only would she die, but it would be like she had never existed. Complete annihilation is a scary prospect, indeed, and another reason that I propose that would keep people from wanting to really surrender to Divine Love and Light.

In another blog by Phil Bolsta, entitled “Good Reads“, he has a great take on surrendering to the Divine. He says that “Surrendering is nothing more than a homecoming, a recognition that your will aligns with Divine Will as naturally as a child’s hand fits into its mother’s.” I love that quote, as for me, it signifies that sense of rightness that I feel when I allow myself to access true surrender.

In my next posting, I’ll talk more about how to make it easier on yourself to surrender to the Divine, because intellectually realizing that it’s a good thing is not going to get you very far. If that were all it took, then we’d all easily accept our birthright of connectedness. I thought I would introduce the concept that we are often afraid of being one with the Divine, and how that fear has manifested itself in me, and in a future blog, talk about how I’ve found to get past this fear.

Have you ever experienced times of total and utter bliss, only to slip out of it? Why do you think that you allowed yourself to move out of that State?

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About Nancy Smeltzer

I'm passionate about long distance spiritual and alternative healing, having had a successful practice now for over ten years. My clients work with me over the phone and on Skype from all over the USA and Canada, as well as Switzerland, Russia, and Australia. I specialize in helping people heal their negative repeating patterns of behavior and remove the stuck energy in their unconscious minds. By doing that, they can quit going round and round in circles,. repeating the same mistakes, and move forward to having the life of their dreams. Besides my holistic healing practice, I've also been professionally creating art quilts and other fiber arts for over 30 years. My specialty is contemporary beaded art quilts. On my web site, I bill myself as the "Self Proclaimed Button and Bead Queen of Maryland (USA)." My recent works have images that are based on what I see when I tap into a person's energy field and are called Meditation Gardens. These visionary art pieces are the perfect place for that person to play and meditate. In my spare time, I'm a rabid, avid "dirty nails" gardener, composing scenes with plants. Sometimes, I come inside so dirty that my clothes have to go straight into the washing machine; they're too dirty for the dirty clothes hamper! -The Official Google + site for Nancy Smeltzer
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2 Responses to Alternative Healing and Fear of Surrendering to the Divine

  1. Lia says:

    Lowell Ann,I’m not sure that I think of my life in terms of Ages. I often use the phrase, In a past life I was and refer to one of my many jobs and roles since high socohl. I know that I think of my life as always progressing whether it appears/feels like it is evolving in a forward direction as I take on new roles; or contracting as I let go of responsibilities and take time to ponder my next adventure. This year I turned 50. Is this mid-life?

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