Surrender, the “S” in S.T.A.R.

There is a power in the act of surrendering which has been hidden, about which the acronym S.T.A.R. refers. We traditionally think of surrender as having to give up our power to another force that is stronger. The word evokes feelings that are uncomfortable, and which we wish to avoid like fear, humiliation, shame and worthlessness. Our small identity wants nothing to do with surrender!

Emperor Napoleon surrendered on Sunday, June 18, 1815, near Waterloo to his conqueror, the Duke of Wellington. This campaign marked the end of Napoleon’s Hundred Days return from exile and the collapse of his dreams of regaining his glory. If we were standing in the French emperor’s shoes, would we not feel anger at having to surrender our power, our prestige, our reputation, all that we had worked hard to achieve. So where is the personal “power” in the surrender about which S.T.A.R. is referring?

To explore the power in surrender, first look at the word “identity.” Who are you? Who was Napoleon? Are we truly the author, the lecturer, the teacher, the emperor? Or is that identity how we are expressing? If we “are” any of those nouns, then we might have a desire to protect that ego/-personality (survival) and to use force so that others recognize our worth as portrayed by that small self. Force and survival are how we choose to guard these chosen identities.

To answer the question, “Who are you” with the answer, “I am the emperor of France.” is too small an answer. To say, “I am the reincarnation of Ramses II, Pharaoh of Egypt” is also too small an answer. Who are you – expressing yourself as an emperor or a Pharaoh? When we find the answer to that question, there is no longer a need to use force to protect the false identity, for it is merely an expression of who we are.

In the above example, we have been looking at “What are you?” not “Who are you?” Why is it that we have such difficulty answering the latter question? Could it be about not feeling safe? Have we answered the question in the past and not been safe? Do we have subconscious memories of Salem, of the Inquisition and of friends and loved ones rebuking us? Why would it not be the same now, if we answered “Who are you?” from our innate knowing?

Conditions are not the same now as they were during the Inquisition, because there is a new energy on the planet, which is moving us out of the dualism of third dimensional reality, where historically we have not been safe. The new energy is coming from the Great Central Sun through our sun to earth as massive injections of cosmic radiation from solar winds. This energy is no long being transduced to accommodate third dimensional earth. I propose that it is now safe to speak the answer, “I am individuated consciousness expressing as an author, a lecturer, a teacher or an emperor.” We all have personal choice to breathe in this new energy and to allow it to help us expand in awareness to remember that we are an individual aspect of All That Is, we are God also.

With this remembering of our true identity, we now present as sovereign beings authoring our realities and being responsible for our creations. This is the personal power about which the surrender in S.T.A.R. refers. We, knowing our sovereignty, surrender the ego/-personality to our wholeness, our divine self. From wholeness we can then surrender our intentions consciously into the multi-dimensional field of all possibilities. Then, trusting and allowing we receive what wholeness has created with appreciation and gratitude.

To make the point in a less transcendent way, let us think of ourselves as the principal actor in the movie of our life. As DeVon Franklin says in his book Produced by Faith “we can all be stars of our own movies, with God as our director.” On March 10, 2013 while being interviewed by Oprah Winfrey on her program Super Soul Sunday, as I received it, DeVon described the surrender in S.T.A.R.

He suggested that if the actor (ego/-personality) directs the movie s/he does so with no overall knowing of the complete message of the movie, which is the director’s task. The actor is doing the best possible job, one scene at a time. If the actor surrenders the flow of the movie to the director (the divine self), those scenes express with ease and grace and produce the chosen outcome of the movie.

The chosen outcome of our life, however, differs from the chosen outcome of a movie since in our life we have an opportunity to choose a different direction. The field of all possibilities is available to us in every now moment. We do not have a fixed script, as our ego self might believe. When we know ourselves to be sovereign beings, we accept that we, the observer, can choose a different experience at will.

Quantum physics tells us, the observer of the quantum field of all possibilities collapses the waves of potential energy into particle form (matter). We might ask then, who do we choose to be the observer: the actor, our ego personality, or the director, our divine self? When we surrender the creation of our reality to wholeness (divine self), force and survival are no longer necessary. The law of attraction comes into play, and we begin to manifest our dream of the new earth with ease and grace.

Manifesting new ways to be on planet earth is our shared task. We will not succeed unless we know who we are and we surrender the ego/-personality to that knowing. Surrendering to our wholeness, we can create the new, the Golden Age of Divine Love. This is the power in the word surrender, but surrender only has that power when we know who we truly are, an individual aspect of All That Is.

* S.T.A.R. is an acronym for surrender, trust, allow and receive.

Published in Truly Alive magazine, Spring 2013

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