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I was trapped.
Yet, I realized that once again, my tension, my control acted like a wall, shutting out all life. My sincere concern and earnest self-sacrifice actually magnified everyone’s brokenness by freezing everyone and everything..
It took years but I finally surrendered control. The broken spokes were instantly repaired. The kids and my husband started smiling. I was free. We were free.
Sometimes we just need to “let go” of the things that we worry about (i.e. our children, loved-ones, or family members). When we are able to do that, we (and the ... (more)
... reality meant letting go of trying be everything and do everything I did before I had a lot of kids.
The pivotal point in my personal growth was realizing that, in fear, I clung to control. I have let go of this control at least a thousand times already. A thousand times of choosing to surrender fear and lies and trusting. Each time I peel back a layer, another deeper level of fear pops up.
An image which described my struggle to surrender control, was a wagon wheel suspended over a deep chasm.
My large family of 10 stood on the rim of a wagon wheel,
while I... (more)
...fourth child, Michael and I struggled to understand exactly how we were meant to live our lives. We were discussing an article by an author whose main premise was that letting go of control and trusting in God was not some abstract principle but a day-to-day practical call that included the surrender of our fertility. Of course we practiced natural family planning but I was one of those rare people who could conceive long before ovulation.
Although we could not imagine how large our family would become, the words of that article resonated within both my husband and I. Guilt lifted... (more)
...upon the dew drops
Flowers opening to blossom
As a reflection of a Mother's gift
The wind delighting in the fragrance
The aura and aroma scenting this beauty
I come to you with prayer on lips
To never leave you
As I am your own
Surrendered in the divinity
Of understanding, compassion
Tranquil gifts of reverent homage
Belonging as the birds are to flight
The water to the sea
The trees to the forest
I began with you
I will end with you
Nothing will come between
What ... (more)
One of my inner images which describes my struggle to surrender control is of a wagon wheel.
This wheel is suspended over a deep chasm,
My large family of 10 is on the rim of a wagon wheel hovering over this chasm,
while I stand on the hub,
frantically turning this way and that
to hold all the broken spokes together.
I KNOW that I must let go of this futile sense of responsibility and control
I am afraid to stop.
I am trapped.
Yet, I realize that
my tension prevents natural, organic growth and healing.
My control... (more)
Worry only feeds our panic over situations that are beyond our control.
Letting go and trusting seems impossible.
My family’s word for over thinking is Mental Kung-Fu. Try saying it and soon you will smile at the image of thoughts wrangling with each other. Laughter cuts through our anxiety because we realize how absurd we are.
Might as well give up. I was not designed to control everything and everyone. So I might as well give up control and give God His job back. When I accept that I am simply a child of God, nothing... (more)
Ascend the summit
Only to fall to the abyss...
"Why?", I cry out to you
As I lay weeping and lost
Cursing life and bewildered
"It's not fair" , what do I need to learn
That you have struck such sorrow upon me...
Surrendering, no more will to fight
Hope has certainly taken flight
Then from a distance I look upon
A light so bright I lose my breathe
Clarity shining when nothing was left...
You have emptied me to begin anew
I really was not through
A rebirth ... (more)
“Everything is grace”Saint Therese of Lisieux
But how do we receive grace?
Simple. Everything about God is simple and natural. We are the ones in our pride who complicate our relationship to Him. Although Jesus surprised me by suddenly appearing in my life at 16, I tried too hard afterwards to grow in the spiritual life. I read all the complicated books on spirituality and then proceeded to strive and pray circles around myself.
Finally exhausted and discouraged, I gave up and Jesus finally had an opening to shine the light of His love into my core self. When the light... (more)
...your soul. Quiet yourself...look within...listen to hear what is told to you. Yes, there are voices that do speak to us. You may call this whatever you are comfortable with. I personally, know it is a higher power that directs my actions and choices, when I actually let go of my ego and surrender. Smile, touch your own arm and say to yourself ..."I did not bring myself into this world, I am here for a purpose , I am never alone."As I glance outside my window I see the snowWhite and beautiful and fresh... I ask where is the sun now? When will it return? Shall I cry for this? Never, I ... (more)
...of life ,creating
Unending thirst's craving
A consuming hunger undeniable
The snow bringing me closer to your lips...
With the sweet glance of love
Like alchemy I am transformed
Searching for you in a thousand thoughts
An earnest prayer offered to the universe
Manifested inside the window of our hearts...
Let the lovers play with glee
Be lost in the innocence of surrender
Absentminded mischievous mirth
Let there be no worry or questions
Relinquished pure desire....
Let The Lovers Be...(more)
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