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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