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Surrendering to the Sacred
by Karen Johnson
Copyright © 2013

To surrender is an act of the divine. Understand it is an act of accessing the divine from within, and know that only we can do this for ourselves. There is no one in this world, or any other, who can do this for us. We can call on help to support us, but know it is only within us and from us that we create the act of surrender. To surrender is to finally concede that we play a part in a much larger mechanism than we could ever uphold on our own. It is to trust in this mechanism which some call source or creator. There are many names by which people identify it. what you call it is not as important as having the faith and trust in it and in yourself.


There is a natural flow to the universe, and if we allow ourselves to exist within the current of that flow, the rewards can be extraordinary. Some of us have experienced periods where we have lived within that space. While for others, it can be difficult to near impossible to achieve or sustain this sacred connection. We believe that there is an internal force that resides within each individual soul. It may take a different shape or structure, but at the end of the dream it will lead us all to the nirvana we seek.


A large part of the world is driven by consumerism. We live in a society where mass consciousness has become out of balance and so misaligned with power and control. Within many corporations there is a huge drive to create a never-ending need which 'they promise' by various subliminal means will be fulfilled by purchasing their product or service.

In many parts of the world the power and control theme is being played out through territorial conflicts or by means of war. This, too, is another aspect of power and control being out of balance, perpetuating the premise that I will gain power by controlling you or your country.

If we zoom in and bring the focus back to the individual, know that the seeds are already planted within each of us. How we direct our own power and control is dependent on our own consciousness level and our circumstances in life.


When we are unwilling to relinquish control, we remain imprisoned in a static position. We are no longer growing and developing but are putting all our energy and effort into holding on to what we have. The truth of the matter is that if your focus is solely on maintaining the status quo, be it holding on to what you have now, or adding fuel to some conflict you are experiencing, what you are building for yourself is just more of what you now have.

This exercise in control can have deep roots within our soul experience, and part of the journey may be to understand that control is nothing more than an illusion. At an early age we all begin to test drive our abilities to control our environment and the people that surround us.

In many experiences as children, we may be getting our first taste of the power and control aspect in our world and how to navigate through. Looking to those whose role is to nurture and take care of us, we sometimes are being unconsciously tutored in the misalignment of power and control, especially if these individuals have not already balanced these aspects within themselves.

We gain the greatest personal power by releasing our need to control others. The only true control we ever exercise is in how we choose to conduct ourselves. We have control over ourselves, anything else is an illusion we create and project into the world. This is one of the gifts that man has received: being able to make the choice in how he deems to act.


How do we make a genuine connection with that sacred spark that lies within us? We open our ears to listen to the beating heart of the Universe. We stand firm with our hearts raised and release our fears into the unending galaxies that surround us. We face ourselves and our fellow travelers with a gentleness of spirit that soothes even the most ravaged soul among us.


Source has created us in such a manner that a wealth of inner wisdom lies within us to be discovered and unearthed as each of us gently opens up to the surge of electricity or electrical power that lies within us.

Sometimes, there is an inertia so strong within that for some it is impossible to move this way or that, continually swaying back and forth. We have become totally immobilized by our own doing. We sometimes become an unwilling participant in a circus of discontent by aiming to run away from our tremendous future and promising present into the past. The past binds and ultimately paralyzes or cripples us into taking poor measures.

The truth is never simple and never complex: the truth just is. The truth is not good or bad: the truth simply is. 'As above so below.' 'I am that I am.' These are all simply truths. You, yourself are simply an element of the truth. The truth is sometimes too much for some souls to bear. There is a need by some experiencing this expedition to cover up and hide away from the truth with fragments from the past. Know that the truth is not ugly nor is it beautiful. The truth simply is. Be at peace with that. The truth is home. When you find the truth, you find yourself.


This article was originally written by Karen Johnson for:
The Meta Arts Magazine, New York
© 2013 Karen Johnson, Awakening Heart and Soul All rights reserved in all media.


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Karen Johnson is an Intuitive Consultant and Modern-day Shaman whose expertise in the field of Intuitive Intelligence and Human Potential Development an area where she has been a leader for the past decade. A well known Energy Medicine Practitioner, Master Hypnotherapist, Spiritual and Metaphysical Healer and Author. She also runs an international Intuition Consulting company: Awakening Heart and Soul consulting and mentoring for individuals and small businesses that are at a serious juncture in their lives.

She can be reached at 416.732.2661
115 Danforth Avenue, Suite 201 Toronto