Saturday, April 23, 2011

The Power of Surrender

The other day I saw a picture of a person holding a tiny tree in his outstretched hands. What was interesting was that the photo was called, "The Power of Surrender." I saved the picture and it wasn't until I went back and really looked at it, did I come to understand what the title was telling me.

The power of surrender was not within the person holding the tiny tree, it was in the surrender that the tiny tree had shown, in order to be uprooted and then replanted. That was pretty profound for me, since my life has been in this state of suspension for quite some time now.

As I sat staring at this picture, I noticed that the hands that were holding this tiny tree, were holding it with pure reverences and care. You can see that this tree was being loved and cared for. There was no need for this tree to be fearful or mistrusting. There was no need for it to wonder where it was going to be planted, or if the soil would be rich enough for it to grow and thrive. None of these things were a concern, because it was being held in a loving embrace.

How perfect this picture was, in it's simplistic showing of how each and every one of us, is held in that same loving embrace. We are constantly being asked to "surrender," but we have learned that to "surrender" means, giving over to something or someone more powerful then us. That is the furthest thing from the truth.

Surrendering into the loving hands of the universe, is a surrender given in trust, to a force that has every intention of seeing us safely, to where each of us wishes to go. It is the surrender of a child to it's loving parents. One that is in total trust, that the parents are protecting them and leading them into joy and happiness. It is a surrender into safety and nurturing that creates a space for child like enchantment and joy.

That is what this picture was telling me. It was telling me that it was okay to be unsure right now, because where I am choosing to go, is being prepared for me. It is now time for me to BE prepared to go there and the only way to get there is to, "surrender" into the loving hands of those that are able to lead me there. It is in detaching from the outcome of this place I find myself in, and in allowing, that what I dream of for my life is small in comparison to what is being offered to me, by the loving hands that are holding me.

How grateful I am to have been drawn to this beautiful picture! This little tree for me, is my own little "tree of life," being lovingly transplanted into its new home, where new life can be sown and where it can beautifully flourish. So, I ask you, what does this beautiful picture suggest to you?

Just loving you along,