Apr
16

Free Will, Spiritual Surrender and Acceptance

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Do we have free will, or not?

What an intriguing question, isn’t it?

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In this particular Teleclass I also speak about spiritual surrender and acceptance – topics that are essential parts on our spiritual journey and in our transformational processes.

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(The recording is 43 min. long)

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Free Will, Surrender and Acceptance are all in relationship with each other.

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  1. Eric Gunn says:

    Seems like it’s a balancing act between a certain degree of passively letting go trusting the universe, and tenaciously believing working and striving for a vision of the future. It feels like to me the goal is meaningless and the journey is what is important. I absolutely love failing and falling flat on my face because I know I tried my best and this fills me with pride and contentment. Some of my happiest moments in my life are when I was destitute and not knowing what the future held for me. In fact, I sometimes even sabotage myself when things are going too smooth for me or to test myself…..I suppose I don’t really take this life too seriously although I am very grateful to be here now.

  2. Maria Erving says:

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts and beliefs Eric.

    I’m not agreeing with you on all of them though.

    Here’s my take on some of the things you wrote:

    You wrote “..degree of passively letting go” and I would say that there’s nothing passive about letting go, it’s a very powerful act where you remain attentive to what the next step is even though you have let go of everything, but it’s not passive.

    A better word would be “relaxed”, or “peaceful”, while “passive” has more of a lazy tone to it.

    You wrote: “..tenaciously believing working and striving for a vision of the future. It feels like to me the goal is meaningless and the journey is what is important.”

    To me the goal is just as important as the journey.

    I’m here to leave a legacy for people that come after me (that generations after me can benefit from), and that is an important goal to have (for me), but I also think the journey is just as important.

    So when I work for something – when I work hard for something (my goal for example), I know when to stop and when to let go and let God (or Life) do the rest, because it’s not ‘me’ who does any of this, but “I” am being used and lived by Life itself.

    I am the body of God, my hands are God’s hands (I’m an instrument) and the work is done through me, but the energy behind all of it is larger than me as a human being.

    You wrote: “I absolutely love failing and falling flat on my face because I know I tried my best and this fills me with pride and contentment.”

    Failing and falling is part of the journey – but I don’t love it.

    I prefer and like success better.

    And I do take my time here seriously.

    This is my life, I love living and and I am important to God so I intend to live up to all my potential while I’m on this earth.

    So I would not even dream of wasting my time to consciously sabotaging myself; I don’t have any interest in playing around with life like that – what would be the point in doing something like that?

    What good does that do to you? (Or those around you.)

  3. W says:

    Maria,
    Omg, this is exactly what I needed to hear to put my heart at ease. The inner struggle I had been experiencing finally subsided, I had been praying for relief/peace and confirmation that I wasn’t going slightly insane. The unraveling of the ego is NOT a pleasant experience, a couple of times I felt like I was approaching some inescapable madness but “Grace” moved in via this teleclass. I really appreciate your honesty, courage and love for life. You inspire me to keep moving no matter what. Thank you so much.

  4. Maria Erving says:

    I’m so glad to hear that W!:)

    And thank you for your kind words, it means a lot to me that what I share is helpful to others.

    I know it can feel that way sometimes, but no, you’re not going insane – you’re waking up 🙂

    And it’s not pleasant at all at times, but through it we go!

    Here’s a few articles that I think you will like and find helpful as well:

    http://mariaerving.com/spiritual-madness/

    http://mariaerving.com/spiritual-crisis-spiritual-awakening-process/

    http://mariaerving.com/back-to-ego-consciousness-spiritual-awakening/

    http://mariaerving.com/after-spiritual-crisis/

  5. David Sethi says:

    Hi Maria,
    Wow what a fantastic audio post on Free Will and Surrender! A huge thank you.
    So much resonated with me and I felt the truth in it.
    Yes, as time goes on I’m coming to realise the inevitable, that Life/God does indeed want us to disidentify with our small self and surrender. Easier said than done of course as the ever present ego mind is continually ready to pounce with its bag of tricks and cons to throw us off our path. True surrender at a deep level no doubt needs courage and single minded commitment.

    Thank you again and many many blessings to you. 🙂

    David

  6. Maria Erving says:

    I’m so glad to hear that David! 🙂 And thank you for your kind words.

    Yes, and it’s a deepening process as awakening is not the ‘end’ but rather the beginning (of our true life).

    That doesn’t mean though that the ego is completely gone!

    Oh, no, it will continue to show up here and there and now and then 🙂

    I don’t know if you have read this article by me (it’s an old one but it explains some of the processes we go through.)

    http://mariaerving.com/back-to-ego-consciousness-spiritual-awakening/

    Here’s another one that I think you might like:

    http://mariaerving.com/is-your-life-a-conditioned-state/

    And this one:

    https://plus.google.com/+MariaErving2/posts/NhnP1enbKPn

    It all boils down to what you too mentioned; courage, dedication and also self-awareness; when we know who we are not that’s when we can come to realize who we really are.

    And then we have the surrender-part too of course!

    Yes, it’s not an easy path always but it is the only way to live (and the most rewarding and fulfilling way despite of its challenges at times);

    To live a life where we are true to ourselves, then the world comes to right itself too – but it all begins with the individual.

    Here’s another article that just came to mind, maybe you like this one too:

    http://mariaerving.com/ego-resists-light/

    Blessings to you as well David! 🙂

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