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The Surrender Box

This morning, as I am getting ready to go to NL for my annual Christmas visit, a posting came in from Spirituality and Health called "The Surrender Box". Usually I just skim and save, in a file called "Personal Spiritual Guidance." This one I read over - not least because one of the leaders I work with in a community does this practice faithfully several times a day and it keeps her steady.

Perhaps it's this autumn with its many deaths and its world tragedies, whipping us all into frenzies of fear and anxiety with every newscast. Perhaps it's a growing sense that the world is spinning out of control (but didn't every age think this at some point?)  Perhaps it's from this vantage point of being close to seventy that a sense of slowing down, deepening, and feeling the need to loosen a lifetime of hold on "doing" - whatever the cause - I am drawn to actually having a physical  "Surrender Box" in my room and adding slips of paper with all my surrenders several times a day.

My inner world is becoming too crowded with the worries and anxieties of others, and I cannot be of help to anyone when this is so. Spacious light, with intentions for others, does, I believe relieve others and situations. If I stay inwardly crowded I just add to the tightening confusion of the world. Light...sending Light in all its manifestations.

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Maureen | Reply 30.11.2015 13.44

A wonderful gift, the Surrender Box ... thank you. Spacious Light, with intentions for others, yes. Sending Light. Yes.

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Hearing you! MB

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