I had a stroke in the summer of 2011, which, as crazy as this may seem to some, I feel was a gift from heaven for the wisdom I have gained. As I round the bend on the last leg of my healing, the greatest pearl of wisdom I would like to impart is about surrendering.
It’s about “letting go and letting God.” We have all heard that saying, but I feel it truly doesn’t resonate with someone until they can deeply feel it in their heart. And although I used to “mouth” these words before my stroke, I didn’t really “feel” it until after my stroke, when my life changed drastically.
My massage therapist has a wonderful plaque above his massage table that says, “The power that created the body can heal the body.” Oh, so true!
If we surrender to the power of Spirit (God, Providence, our Creator, the Universe, Allah or however you define the Higher Power), miracles can happen. When I speak of the Higher Power, I am speaking about that god/dess essence that is in all of us, our own inner Divinity… that source of all creation that connects all of us.
Life’s journey is full of magic – the marvelous, the miraculous and the wonderful – but it’s not without its hurdles along the way. And when we come to these bumps in the road, we need to have faith and believe that Spirit “has our back” and will be our pillar of strength, propping us up and propelling us forward.
We need to do our part as we move down our path of personal evolution, but Spirit is always there giving us all the support we need to carry through and carry on. We don’t need to force things to happen or worry about when things get done. Everything has its own Divine timing.
If we watch the magnificence that is created by the Divine, like the blossoming of a flower or the birth of a baby or the flow of a river, we can learn from the natural flow of life. We see how the miracles of life unfold naturally, without fear, without manipulation, without resistance.
When we surrender to the source of all creation, we are transformed, and as we are transformed, the world around us is transformed.