Skip to content

Transpersonal LifeCoaching

Alison Heather Sutton

07713 626673

alison@alisonheathersutton.co.uk

Surrendering to the Principle of Mind

So, this week I am getting my woo-woo out ;0) (otherwise translated as being openly spiritual!)
In the last couple of newsletters we have been talking about the power of the Principle of Thought. This week we move to the Principle of Mind. The third of the Three Principles is the Principle of Consciousness which I will explain more about in coming weeks. These form the Three Principles, which is what I have found to be the most helpful psychological approach for any kind of mental discordance.

Over the course of several coaching conversations I had last week, and through some of my own experiences, it was really interesting to notice a very strong theme coming through.

 

Most of the conversations were with women of a certain age who, like me, in their upbringing have been conditioned to believe that they would marry, have children and be looked after for the rest of their life by their husband. Although I am coming up to 56 I had parents who were much older, and this was the “model” and the rules of life that was imprinted upon us.

And yet, many of us find ourselves in situations where that simply isn’t the case and we are left feeling almost cheated,as if there is no one there for us, taking care of us, and that it is on our shoulders to succeed at providing for ourselves and somehow feeling inadequate and a bit of a failure because deep inside when we admit it, we are craving someone to look after us…..because that was how we had expected life to turn out.

There is a sense that we have to “make things happen” and that we have to use our masculine thinking mind to sort it all out, and then if we are not living the life we want that we have somehow failed and should be doing better than we are. That it’s on us, on our shoulders.

And a longing. A longing to be free from a life of suffering and struggle; wanting an end to that and a sense of just being able to relax and trust and be held.

As I coached these women a poem came to mind that I read many years ago, called Footprints in the Sand which I am sharing here with you.

Please swap the word Lord for whatever word is more comfortable for you.

“One night I dreamed a dream.
As I was walking along the beach with my Lord.
Across the dark sky flashed scenes from my life.
For each scene, I noticed two sets of footprints in the sand,
One belonging to me and one to my Lord.

After the last scene of my life flashed before me,
I looked back at the footprints in the sand.
I noticed that at many times along the path of my life,
especially at the very lowest and saddest times,
there was only one set of footprints.

This really troubled me, so I asked the Lord about it.
“Lord, you said once I decided to follow you,
You’d walk with me all the way.
But I noticed that during the saddest and most troublesome times of my life,
there was only one set of footprints.
I don’t understand why, when I needed You the most, You would leave me.”

He whispered, “My precious child, I love you and will never leave you
Never, ever, during your trials and testings.
When you saw only one set of footprints,
It was then that I carried you.”

What I shared with these women, and what is such a teaching and learning for me is to remember to surrender into that……to know that we are part of an interdependent intelligent system running through us and running through our lives.

This is the Principle of Mind.

Mind is the intelligence behind the system that is there in seen and unseen ways.

There are so many layers and levels to it, it is impossible to put into words really, but I shall attempt to share with you how I see it.

It is the intelligence that beats my heart, that pumps my blood, that grows my hair, that fights infection, that releases chemicals into my body on the command of my thoughts without me having to pay it any attention.

It is the intelligence that is always putting me in the right place at the right time doing the right thing, that is always working for my highest good, even if I can’t see it in that moment.

It is my teacher even when the lessons are so deeply painful, and I don’t want to have to endure them.

It is the intelligence that connects me to my ancestors, to the programming, design and conditioning both cultural and social so that I may, if I choose, work through and transcend them and come to a place of greater expansion.

It is the intelligence that cuts through all of my egoic ways and has the power to help me drop them in order to connect more deeply into its love when I get quiet and surrender to the moment.

It is the moment. And it is the bigger picture.

It is the web that weaves us all into one multi aspected being of love and the only thing that interrupts this pattern of love is our human thinking mind.

It is a grid that we move through vertically and horizontally, every moment so perfect and every moment so connected, to the point that our existence is intimately resting in its arms and in each-others arms. Cogs turning cogs, and we need everyone that we encounter to facilitate this field together.

It is the intelligence behind nature, and the natural order of things, even when it looks unnatural.

It is pure perfect flow. Organised, disorganised, controlled and uncontrolled where everything has purpose. Simple and complex.

It is love. Silence. Peace. Fulfilment. Pure, pure limitless, eternal love.

And when we know that; when we can rest in the arms of this knowing and surrender fully and completely there is no sense of separation; there is no sense of having to look after our self; there is no needing of an absent other to take care of us. There is no worry, there is no concern, there is just acceptance.

There is just flow.

And in flow there is no lack or scarcity.

But how do we deepen into this on our human level.

How do we surrender without one eye looking out for how we control.

How do we fully let go and let God.

And my honest answer is, although I know to some extent, I don’t fully know yet how to do that.

How to completely open to femininely receive rather than masculinely thrust and strive.

And so, this week I am asking to be shown and I would invite and encourage you, if this is something that resonates with you, to also ask to be shown- to ask the question

“How do I let go and allow life to carry me and fully surrender to that”.

Living in a question is very powerful.. There is a science behind it but I will leave that for another week, as this week is really about re-learning to trust our self, a softening into our heart, space to hear our intuition and to surrender to it.

Let’s surrender to the Principle of Mind together. Take the pressure off.
Rather than going out seeking, let’s allow what wants to find us.
Let’s do a surrender experiment.
Let’s awaken to the intelligence behind the system together and fully embody the feminine principle of receptivity (whether you are male of female).

And don’t underestimate the importance of this. This is not frivolity. This is shifting the collective consciousness to bring more of the flow in and less of the resistance. To allow creation more of its majesty and to allow us to step more fully into becoming.

So, meditate, get quiet or simply ask first thing in the morning before you begin to download your day. Maybe write the question down. Maybe re-read/rewrite the question a few times over the course of the day. Maybe ask the question as you fall asleep.

“How do I let go and allow life to carry me and fully surrender to that”.

And PLEASE let me know how you get on!

I am going to make a video everyday this week and let you know what unfolds for me, and what feels to be the next part of the unfolding and if you want to see these please click the button below and connect with me on Facebook.

Let’s be part of a shift together ♥

 

Improve your relationship instantly

`

Please leave your details so I can send the programme to your inbox

Scroll To Top