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Active Surrender

If you had invented an alphabet, sculpting characters that attempt to lasso experience into communicable meaning, what would it have looked like?

Would color have played a role? Would you have presented sounds next to one another in a line?

How would these marks inform the message?

What is their relationship to where you live, what you love and one another?

the movement in an “s”

the leap of faith off of the end of an “r”

the pervasive peace in the “o”

the turbulence of the “w”

There’s magic hidden in our language.

Don’t discount the obvious.

“sur” = over, above, beyond

“render” = give back, return, deliver

“deliver” = set free, liberate, bring a living soul to the earth plane

Intuitive play and research can yield many different paths, but at some point, we have to do something with all of the knowledge we collect, all of the practices that we memorize.

The knowledge has to transmute into wisdom. Knowledge will never satiate you. It’s wisdom that has the capacity to saturate your soul.

How does knowing the etymology of “surrender” inform your experience of it?

For me, it reveals a place of compassion, communion and dedication. It becomes an act of abundance. It becomes an ACTIVE place of peace in RECEPTIVE state of mind.

It’s walking into the forest with gifts instead of looking for magic to take home with you. It’s letting yourself be held so you can hold others.

Where do you feel surrender in your body?

Can you feel surrender in the soles of your feet, on an inhale, at the bottom of your lungs? On the ends of closed (eye)lashes?

Re(member), there’s a gift in that surrender somewhere that you can deliver.

We woke up to our mountain immersed in a morning eclipse fog today. The energy in the mystery and beauty will always give you answers.

It’s time to learn the language.


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