Surrendering to God

“That requires, then, learning how to use consciousness differently.  But it is all predicated on a return to peace.  That is why, above all things, your responsibility is to enter into surrender—to let the tiny mad idea of a separate self be dissolved entirely from the mind, so that there is only the Mind of Christ.”  (“The Way of Transformation,” The Way of Mastery, Chapter 19, Page 234)

Today’s quotation speaks to me, particularly today. I have just been realizing how important re-surrenders are to our spiritual life. When we don’t re-surrender, we often don’t feel totally justified with God. He–as well as our soul, our Self–can see so much farther than can we, in this world, with our personal, little self. When we just give up trying to control things, we live so much better. Control is the wrong attitude. We do make preparations, but control goes too far.

The Mind of Christ is something we all share. This Mind is our very Self, the overarching soul with which we bond with everyone and everything. Surely, when we know our soul is One with the All, God Himself, we can trust that He has our best interests at heart.

Re-surrender today. Re-surrender every day. Re-surrender every time we feel obstinate about anything. There is, in this, the better way.

5 Replies to “Surrendering to God”

  1. How do we forgive this and find a real solution from the perspective of ACIM, ACOL,…?

    Love,
    R

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    Celia Hales posted: ” “That requires, then, learning how to use consciousness differently. But it is all predicated on a return to peace. That is why, above all things, your responsibility is to enter into surrender—to let the tiny mad idea of a separate self be dissolved e”

    1. If I understand your question, I think you are talking about the bonding that we do with other people. Other people are always innocent, according to ACIM. We might add that they did the best they could, given their understanding. They are living in madness as long as they live in egotistical ways, and we would not blame someone who is insane; so we don’t blame them, we forgive. Love, Celia

  2. You wrote this just for me “Re-surrender today. Re-surrender every day. Re-surrender every time we feel obstinate about anything. There is, in this, the better way.” I even changed the acrostic ACTS to ACTSS because I know everything I pray requires Surrender – because He’s not obligated to do my bidding per se, but to always give me what I need. My mom always did the same too. But I never got used to spinach.

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