To surrender to Love, you will need to pay attention to your own emotions, moods, or thoughts that might lead you to act in less than loving ways.
You may need to surrender pride, a sense of self-importance, or the need to have it your way, to feel superior to, or to have power over others.
You will want to let go of emotions that make you feel less than, inferior, or doubtful of your worth.
You will want to train yourself to think about others in positive ways, even if you feel they have hurt you.
You will want to bring about harmonious conditions through your speech, actions, and thoughts.
Discover reactions to others that may contain even the slightest desire to hurt them. Watch your feelings so you can still be loving to others even when you are experiencing negative emotions yourself.
Surrender to Love, and respond to those around you with kindness.
Recall several times when you have done this, and how good you felt about yourself afterward.
When you feel others have hurt you, you may be tempted to hurt them in return.
At first you may want others to feel the pain you feel when they have attacked, criticized, not valued, rejected, or disappointed you.
When you feel hurt by others you may want to react with anger, withdraw your Love, or retaliate in some way.
Once you connect with your soul you can feel your soul’s compassion. You understand that some people do not know how to be kind or considerate. They are not really reacting to you; they are reacting to their own fears and to their past.
Your soul never takes offense; it understands that whatever others do that seems unloving is a reflection of who they are, not who you are.
Stop before you react in a hurtful way. Take time to love and honor your feelings. Do not try to talk yourself out of unloving feelings.
Love your feelings, listen to them, feel them, and then lift them into your heart to be transformed into Love.
To surrender to Love you will need to release anger. Anger can be one of the most challenging of all emotions to transform.
Anger is the root of many separative emotions such as irritation, feeling superior or righteous, self-pity, and even depression, which is anger turned inward toward the Self.
Anger is a force, an energy that can move you away from those things you are angry at. Sometimes anger can be beneficial, such as when it motivates you to leave a situation that is harmful to you.
As you evolve, you will no longer need strong emotions to propel you into action. You will act from the calm, peaceful wisdom of your soul.
Respect your time, your needs, and your spiritual path.
If you find yourself unable to set boundaries, to tell where you end and others begin, if you feel other people’s feelings as if they are your own, lift energy into your heart center.
Remember the times when you did set boundaries and people still loved you.
From this state of Love you will do what is good for yourself and your soul, rather than what other people want you to do.
Decide whether or not you want to continue to be around people who do not honor you. Believe that all your relationships can be loving, supporting, and enriching.
Well now really when we go back into falling in Love. And say, it’s crazy. Falling. You see? We don’t say rising into Love. There is in it, the idea of the fall. And it goes back, as a matter of fact, to extremely fundamental things. That there is always a curious tie at some point between the fall and the creation. Taking this ghastly risk is the condition of there being life. You see, for all life is an act of faith and an act of gamble.
The moment you take a step, you do so on an act of faith because you don’t really know that the floor’s not going to give under your feet. The moment you take a journey, what an act of faith. The moment that you enter into any kind of Human undertaking in relationship, what an act of faith. See, you’ve given yourself up.
But this is the most powerful thing that can be done: Surrender. See. And Love is an act of surrender to another person. Total abandonment. I give myself to you. Take me. Do anything you like with me.
See. So, that’s quite mad because you see, it’s letting things get out of control. All sensible people keep things in control. Watch it, watch it, watch it. Security. Vigilance. Watch it. Police. Watch it. Guards. Watch it. Who’s going to watch the guards?
So, actually, therefore, the course of wisdom, what is really sensible, is to let go, is to commit oneself, to give oneself up and that’s quite mad. So we come to the strange conclusion that in madness lies sanity.