Photograph - Digital Photo-manipulation And Painting
This artwork is featured in Sonya Shannon's TRANSFORMATION CARDS, a 44-card oracle deck and guidebook. Buy the boxed set at sonya-shannon.com.
When the way forward is blocked and we have tried our best to get through, surrender may be the only option. Surrender is not so much giving up as it is acceptance. When we yield to the situation, when we stop trying to force our will, things often get easier. Surprisingly, after a true surrender, a bad situation works out in unexpected ways.
We need to accept that much of life is challenging and painful as we live it. The Great Mystery cannot be understood, no matter how we try. Hardships turn out to be spiritual gifts, and enemies turn out to be life's real teachers! Life only makes sense when we look back. When we acquiesce to the present, our serenity is restored and we can proceed with clarity, knowing that everything will come to light in good time.
Our humility and humanness are strengths in disguise. The goal is not to be "Large and In Charge" but to surrender our entire being to God. When we submit to our proper place in the scheme of things and let the Universe work on us and through us, a power much greater than ourselves restores us back to order.
There is no better surrender than floating in calm water. A beautiful young woman lets herself fall back and be embraced by the lake. She rests small yet safe, in kind, capable hands.
"Into your arms I come
I am Thine
I am here for You.
I surrender to Your Love."
July 16th, 2014
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