If I was asked to pick one of the most potent teachings I have received in my awakening process, it would be the acts of constant "surrender" and "non-attachment". No matter which way we turn in life these days, we are being asked to let go of what we know, to be able to step into the vast unknown. Surrender and non-attachment work hand in hand. To live in non-attachment is to surrender in every moment; to "let go and let God".
Lately we find our lives and our world changing in ways we did not expect, and many, like myself, had "plans". We can get attached to our plans. We have plans for our businesses, our spiritual lives, and our relationships. But lately I am beginning to think the Great Maker has a bigger "Plan" than we could have imagined on our own. The challenge we are faced with is to let go of our human 3D idea of a perfect future to make room for the grand and unexpectedly wonderful next step the creator has in store for us!
A Vision of Consciously-Evolving People
This topic reminds me of a vision I had. In the vision I saw all the lightworkers, healers, teachers, wise ones, elders, shamans, and all consciously-evolving people of the world standing high atop a huge 360-degree red rock plateau. The plateau rose from the desert floor several hundred feet in all directions. The plateau was very crowded, much like a sold-out rock concert. There was not an inch of space left to move about.
Many in the group were becoming impatient, and began to shove and push. The ones on the edge began to quickly search for a way to get off the plateau so they would not be pushed off and fall to the desert floor. But in every direction there was only a sharp drop-off. There were no ladders, ropes, bridges, or signs saying this way down. The pulse of the group intensified and the entire top of the plateau became a single pulsing organism.
I asked what the vision meant, and I came to realize that we as a human race have experienced everything we possibly can. We have re-hashed, re-written, re-taught, and re-experienced every spiritual teaching known in this dimension. There is no place left to go. Nothing left to learn. We cannot back up because history is too packed full of experience and the time has passed where we could retreat back to our comfort zone of what is known.
We are on a spiritual plateau. We are being asked to move forward into the unknown. But moving forward takes courage, faith, and a huge dose of surrender to be able to make the jump off this spiritual plateau. It will also take a huge dose of non-attachment to what we know, who we think we are, and what we have. And the universe is asking us... "Are we ready?"
Learning About Non-Attachment
The Inca Spiritual Messenger I work with in Peru, Willaru Huayta, has taught me a lot about non-attachment over the last few years. Here is a man who once lived in a cave in the Amazon jungle, with no material possessions. At that time in his life, he was able to move back and forth between dimensions and to commune with the masters, like the Great Inca, Lord Meru, and the Angelic realms. Willaru learned how to jump into the vast unknown -- jump off the plateau -- but he also had next-to-no attachments to this world, either. But as we move back into the mainstream world, it becomes harder to maintain this ability, as Willaru soon discovered when he was asked to re-enter the world and share his teachings. It was considerably easier for him to enter the void while in the jungles than it is now, while living in Cuzco, running pilgrimages, and raising a family.
Where Willaru is right now, is where we all are. We can't go running into the jungles with just the clothes on our backs and learn to surrender and take the jump into the void. We are being asked to jump, surrounded by all the things we have collected in our very busy and complicated lives, lives filled with our family obligations, our demanding jobs, our material possessions. This doesn't mean we must give it all up, it just means we must not be attached to who we are, what we have, and our plans. We are being asked to be ever ready to hear the call, to step on the new path, to make the jump when it reveals itself.
Jesus said, "See that you are dressed for action and have your lamps lit. Be like men waiting for their master to return from the wedding feast, ready to open the door as soon as he comes and knocks. Happy those servants whom the master finds awake when he comes. I tell you solemnly, He will put on an apron, sit them down at the table and wait on them."
Creating a Path to an Unknown Destination
My vision evolved during a few months and the ones on the plateau became the archetype called Indiana Jones and began to swing a machete in the deep dark crowded jungle called life, cutting a path to an unknown destination. This addition to the original vision reminded me that it is time for us to joyously embrace the spiritual adventurer inside ourselves.
It is time to be wild in our thinking and to be creative in our actions. These are the days we can birth a new world, a new age, a new creation, and it is up to us what manifests. All it will take is one person on the spiritual plateau to brave the jungle ahead, to jump into the unknown, to lead us to a new future.
The vision was clear -- we as humanity are waiting, desiring, and begging for the next step. Something new and unexpected is on the way and we can all feel its coming. It is our readiness and state of surrender that will help us see the path ahead. We can take flight from the spiritual plateau and reach higher states than we have ever dreamed of.
Everything we have learned for ages past, through cultures, religion, science, has brought us to this place. For us to access the next step we have to expect the unexpected; to stretch our conscious and unconscious minds to accept a new reality emerging right in front of us.
Forest Gump said, "Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you are going to get." It is time to let go of the plans we have made and to jump with boundless surrender into the Creator's new vision. Are YOU ready? The creator thinks so!
About The Author
Aluna Joy Yaxk'in is an internationally known spiritual guide, speaker, author, photographer, Mayan Astrologer, Clairvoyant, and Sacred Site Essence Formulator. She acts as a cross cultural guide on spiritual pilgrimages blending her vast experience in Multidimensional communication, Maya/Inca Cosmology, Andean Mastery, and Ascended Master Teachings. Aluna is author of Mayan Astrology and The Mayan Daykeeper. She can be reached at Center of the SUN - Aluna Joy Yaxk'in, PO Box 1988, Sedona, AZ 86339 Ph: 520-282-6292 Ph/Fax: 520-282-4622 Webpage: www.1spirit.com/alunajoy
Let Go, Let Miracles Happen: The Art of Spiritual Surrender
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Based on wisdom drawn from the Bible and contemporary books such as A Course in Miracles, Kathy Cordova dispels common misperceptions about surrender (it’s not a defeat or an escape for the lazy) and outlines a three-step process to experience the peace of surrender in any situation. In Let Go, Let Miracles Happen, the author illustrates the four different types of spiritual surrender and how, when faced with adversity, we can grow and heal, and experience miracles.
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