Surrendering to the Divine as a Part of Alternative Healing

A detail of an art quilt by Nancy Smeltzer, "Diving Deep Into the Stream of Love and Connection"Nancy Smeltzer, MFA

An important tenet in my take of alternative healing is giving up the illuision of control that we think we have in our lives and surrendering to the Divine. By using the name”Divine” here, I am inviting you to substitute what ever name you like with regard to what you perceive to be as your best and highest good. I have learned to use the name “Divine”, because many of the clients that I have helped over the years have been abused by clergy, so the name “God” freaks them out. No matter what name you choose, my take is that it is all one and the same and the Divine really doesn’t care what name you use.

So back to talking about surrendering to the Divine. I know that when I do so, my life flows much more smoothly. I find that my life can unfold seamlessly before me when I’m not insistent in having an outcome  be a certain way. “Perfect!” you might say,“Where do I sign up?” I feel that it’s important to remember that all actions do have consequences and you need to be prepared for some unusual demands that may be placed on you as you progress on your spiritual path.

For instance, about 1 ½ years into my spiritual journey, I was asked by the Divine if I wanted to move to a higher level. “Of course”, I eagerly replied. “Who wouldn’t?” The Divine told me “OK, no problem, however you won’t be able to see or know what you’re doing.” “Not know what I’m doing?” I sputtered. “I HAVE to know what I’m doing! I’m a teacher and I have to be able to see in order to teach others!” My rant went on for a few more sentences, and then I quickly understood that if I wanted to move to a higher level of learning, then those were the conditions of the lessons.

Begrudgingly, I agreed. For the next month, unlike before, I could no longer “see” anything that was going on when I worked with a client. I would know when the healing started, I could tell that something was going on way off in the distance, and I could tell when the healing for that day had finished. Other than that, things were very dark in my intuitive field of vision. The clients however were raving about how much better they felt, and since results for those I work on are what are important to me, I learned to do without my inner sight. Finally, one day, the Divine said, “OK, you’ve learned what you needed to learn” and my sight and knowing abilities returned within about eight hours of having heard that my inner vision would be restored.

As I tried to figure what that loss of sight was about, I quickly came to the realization that I needed to learn other ways of knowing about a situation. During that muffled period, other skills of mine were developing, such as using kinesthetic or “feeling” what was going on with my body. I also learned to trust in what the Divine was asking me to do. Another event, however, really tested just how much I was ready to trust in the Divine when I was asked to freefall from some outer dimension in the cosmos. That scary event will be the subject for my next posting.

Giving up the illusion of control is important because we don’t really have true control over our lives until we surrender to the Divine and it can be incredibly frustrating trying to go through life any other way. For myself, true power comes from feeling completely connected into the Grid, the Matrix, All That Is, the Divine, or however you’d like to see yourself “plugged in”. Here in the States, for awhile, one of the telephone companies ran a series of ads with an man walking around using his cell phone with a huge “team” of support people walking around behind him to make sure that his phone was working right. For me, when I look around, my support team that I all around me when I’m truly connected, stretches across the planet. That’s a pretty powerful support team, in my opinion.

How do you know when you’re really connected into your higher Self? What advice would you offer to others who are seeking that connection, as we all have our own ways of connecting into the Divine, and what might be the perfect path for one person, won’t resonate with another.

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You can find out more about my healing work in the other information on this site, about my artwork on my web site at (be patient as it loads; it’s worth it), and can find me on Google + , Facebook (for Transition Portals), Facebook (for Fiber Fantasies),  and Twitter.

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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