Consciousness is a choice, though most are not aware of this. It is not an easy path, but a way of life. Choosing to ask the questions under the questions and seeking the answers behind the answers, consciousness is about knowing all and choosing to love it as thoroughly as possible, all the while letting it go. Some days are easier than others for this, when love flows freely through our being and we feel the interconnectedness of all things. Then, there are days of restriction, fueled by lessons of the ego, where we unconsciously clamp down, grasping at life and limiting our world view. This restriction comes, intensifying more and more until we allow ourselves to explode open into a release, signifying that this portion of the lesson is over and it’s time to integrate and become one with the beauty of our being again. Those unable to release continue building pressure until they implode, causing further restriction and often damage to themselves energetically, physically, and emotionally.
Surrender is a hard lesson for most. Our ego tries so hard to control and handle everything on its own, not trusting the state of grace that lies in the heart of the universe, which always gives us what we need and brings us back to center. Often, it takes many hard lessons and the feeling of being beaten into the rocks by the surf before we relinquish, release, and allow the tide to carry us without struggling against it. All struggle is based on fear. Fear is what keeps us from being at one with our selves, at peace with the world, and from experiencing the full state of love. Sadness, anger, lack all come from fear. But, when we face these fears, digging deep into their truths, learning their lessons, and openly walking into them … that’s when we experience true liberation of the soul, the freedom of Being.