January 06, 2005

Surrender to the Spirit

The more willing you are to surrender to the energy within you,
the more power can flow through you.
--Shakti Gawain

For some of us, the problem with spirituality is that it usually gets around to God. And for us, God has always been a distant, angry, hard-to-approach authority figure. Yet, the root of the word spirituality is spirit, not God. We don't have to believe in God to claim our spirituality.

And spirit isn't something set apart from us. It's inside us. It surrounds us. It's the energy moving through the trees, mountains, rivers, and other people. When we accept that this energy is moving through us, we understand that we are, by nature,
connected and part of the whole.

When we stop fighting our spiritual nature and surrender to it, we open the flood gates and allow more energy to flow through us; we become empowered. We are given the strength to do what we couldn't before. As we let go, we are given the strength to more easily and effortlessly express our true, unique selves.

I willingly surrender to a Higher Power, the energy moving inside me.
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Today's meditation comes from the book
The Color of Light
by Perry Tilleraas C 1988

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