Surrender in the Arms
It’s 4:44 AM. A chill is in the air so I turned the fireplace
on and relaxed in front of its warm glow. How grateful I am to just
be in the moment. I can feel peace gently surrounding me…uummm…I
would love to feel this peaceful all day long…what just happened???
Did you just hear what I heard? “THAT’S NOT POSSIBLE”
ran through my mind loud and clear. It looks like that thought just
popped in to let me know that I am not powerful enough to remain in
peace for a few minutes; so all day long is “NOT POSSIBLE!”
As Byron Katie would say “do you know this to be true?”
I took a moment to watch thoughts as they moved this way and that.
From belief to unbelief, from faith to fear, joy to sadness, pain
to peace. All it takes is one thought and more of the same kind will
chime in singing songs of doom and gloom until it swiftly jumps in
a different direction. I’ve noticed this before but somehow
this November morning feels unlike any other morning. There is a deep
awareness that…(I do not need to accept every thought that pops
in my head).
A strength and knowingness from within washed over me. I knew the
thought “it’s not possible to have peace all day”
is not true. All at once love reached out to embrace that thought,
not to do battle with it but to just hold it in love.
As love embraced the thought of unbelief, things made a BIG SHIFT!
It felt like I was love reaching out to a thought I no longer believe
to be true. The thought took the form of a wild frightened kitten
that had never known human touch. The kitten was terrified! She scratched,
clawed and hissed with enormous fear. This little creature was so
afraid, but afraid of what?
Afraid of the experience of surrendering into the arms of love and
Am I the kitten? Is fear what blocks me from experiencing peace and
trust in every moment of every day?
My mind cried out “I am not a fearful person!” I am not
that kitten wrestling in the arms of love that is so gently holding
I realized I had to take a deeper look inside myself.
Just like the wild frightened little kitty, I felt an instinctual
fear of what might happen next in life. The old programming of fight
or flight that has been in our DNA for eons turned loose! In that
moment I suddenly relaxed and let go and became aware that just like
the kitten, I was being held in the arms of love and peace. I became
aware of a Living Loving Presence but it was not outside of me, it
was within me! The arms of God’s love and peace were my arms.
God was holding me from inside out and I seemed to melt into the awareness
of the Oneness of Life.
Moments later I began to become aware of sitting in the room by the
fireplace. A soft voice from within gently spoke to me. “It’s
time to turn loose of false beliefs and fears my child. Surrender,
let go and relax into the arms of Love and Peace. You can now turn
loose of the outer world and rest. Just allow me to hold you and nurture
you. You have nothing to fear, rest in the arms of Love.”
Did you realize we just took a journey together? In the Oneness of
who we are, I felt your fear in me as the fear in the kitten…WOW!
Did you feel it too? Did you also feel the love of Divine Presence
as it held us so gently, assuring us that all is well? We have so
much to be thankful for! Humanity is at last becoming consciously
aware that we are more than just our physical bodies. We are One with
each other and all life!
May we experience the Oneness of Peace and Love now and forever more.
See it…Believe it…Be it!!!
And so it is…
Love, Peace & Blessings,