Recently I have noticed that, while I have been taking steps to stay connected to my body and be present with my movements throughout the day, I get to a certain point where I feel I have ‘got it’ and then I let go. It’s like there is nothing more at this point for me to participate in, so off I go and play around in my thoughts. But who or what is operating my movements if I no longer have any awareness of them?
It’s like I have completely given up on ‘me’ and gone onto auto-pilot, thinking it is all going to be sorted out for me now ‘I’ve got it’ and there is nothing more for me to do.
In the past I have heard many people say they are “Leaving it up to God” to sort out their troubles and make decisions about their fate, as well as the fate of their families and communities. I feel when I go onto ‘auto-pilot’ I am doing the exact same thing.
I have often found the simplicity of a connection to me and my body is all too hard … and BOR-ING!!!
I know from my history I can get bored very easily. Restlessness seeps into my body, and I start indulging more in my thoughts. I find that although these thoughts are entertaining for a while, there is an emptiness contained within them. I am alone, distracted with no connection to anyone, or anything. I have ‘left the building’ and no one can reach me!
Fortunately, with the support of the Gentle Breath Meditation, I can make a choice to feel my breath, the coolness of the in-breath at the tip of my nose, the warmth of the out-breath. Feeling the warmth and connection to my breath brings me back into my body again. I feel each movement; the movement of my fingertips, the delicacy of my touch, my feet connected to the earth. This is when I feel I am with ME.
It has never made sense to leave things “up to God” to sort my life out for me. This always felt like a blind faith where I wasn’t taking responsibility for being a part of life, a part of humanity and how we live and participate on this earth. It’s like saying, “It’s all too much – you sort it out.” But how often in my life have I done this? I couldn’t even count the number of times!
These days I feel God has actually been leaving it up to ME, patiently waiting for me to accept the glorious me and how amazing it feels to be in my body and actively living within the scheme of life.
It is here that the words I have heard in the past make sense: The Kingdom of God is Within You and Glory Be the Son of God.
It is in these realisations I feel I have returned to my true religion, a deeply precious and sacred place, never to be found within the walls of a church, but one which dwells within my own body and in the inner heart of us all.
With deepest appreciation for the Ancient Wisdom Teachings as presented by Serge Benhayon, Universal Medicine and The Way of the Livingness.
by Suzanne Cox, Service Officer, Ocean Shores
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How important is our connection with our body therefore, ‘I feel each movement; the movement of my fingertips, the delicacy of my touch, my feet connected to the earth.’
The appreciation of our sacredness is living life with the understanding we are responsible for everything and appreciation is living with the understanding God is within.
“It is in these realisations I feel I have returned to my true religion, a deeply precious and sacred place, never to be found within the walls of a church, but one which dwells within my own body and in the inner heart of us all.” – I love this, so majestic, so true.
I find there is a relationship to be built with the immense support that is available to us when we surrender to the knowing that we are held in a body of Love, that we are part of a greater whole. However, that surrender does not mean we abdicate our responsibility to be on the front foot and fully engaged with life.
Thank you Suzanne, I really appreciated reading this today. I liked your words about God actually leaving it up to us. God is there every step of the way but it’s us that have to re-learn to walk the truth of love in this life. It’s like parenting in a sense, when children are ready and capable to do everything for themselves we step back and support them when needed. Our lives, and the whole of human life on planet earth, this is what we are responsible for as it’s what we have created.
It is up to us to reclaim and to live who we are in truth, ‘I feel God has actually been leaving it up to ME, patiently waiting for me to accept the glorious me and how amazing it feels to be in my body and actively living within the scheme of life.’
When we take responsibility to reconnect to God in our essence we know that we are at one with the all.
Does the attitude of leaving it up to God to sort fail to acknowledge our free will and level of responsibility for our choices?
I’d agree in that it does feel like God is leaving it up to me. Because every time I connect their presence is felt, consistently and without fail. It’s like going outside the house and coming back in and the heating is always on. No matter how many times I leave every time I come back the warmth is there.
Beautifully shared Suzanne. The Light of God is always present to be the hand that moves us, as is our innate way of being as Sons of God, it is only us that wills it so or resists it.
Every time I’ve ‘left it up to God’ and refused to make a decision when one needed to be made, or act when I knew I needed to act, it has led to complication and messiness and has hurt me and others. We are always all-knowing of what we’re doing/not doing; the question is whether we are prepared to take responsibility for all areas of our life or whether we just go around with our eyes shut, blindly hoping we won’t bump into things. Taking responsibility is actually an easier and revitalising way to live: cleaner, clearer, nothing to avoid or hide and everything to embrace.
You are spot on with what you are saying here Bryony, well said.
Yes, to not make a decision is to make a decision. If we build a relationship with being fully present in our bodies then we will know what needs to be done in every moment, and actually, that includes doing nothing! Because sometimes, doing and saying nothing is exactly what is called for.
This makes sense, being present with ourselves all the time, ‘build a relationship with being fully present in our bodies then we will know what needs to be done in every moment’.
The kingdom of God is within you. These are such simple and powerful words, claiming who and what we are.
It is up to us first to leave it up to God. We just have to say yes.
Absolutely – we are divine vessels for the light of God to be magnified in this plane of life. When we get out of the way it is His light that moves us.
Beautifully said, ‘we are divine vessels for the light of God to be magnified in this plane of life.’
I love how you say these days God is leaving it up to you, it takes an amazing level of love to leave life’s big dilemmas up to someone, because ultimately, in mastering these moments that’s how we discover how amazing and how powerful we are, which never quite happens if someone always does it for us, or gives us a helping hand.
I love how we might go and rest on our laurels now and then as we feel we have ‘done enough’ but each time we experience this we might find it does not work and I noticed than the choice is there each time to approach it differently. It is a beautiful relationship we can have with ourselves to see what does not work and what does and to respond to that.
We love to have a pause and to be proud on what we have done instead of appreciating our connection and what can be done through us and say ‘okay this was good but there is more, lets go’ without any idea where to but knowing there is always expansion in our relationship with God.
After searching for a large part of my life outside of myself for God, even then knowing the words ” the Kingdom of God is within you” they were just words at the time, as there was no one living these words, no reflection that would reflect the truth of these words until Serge came along and showed through his living way the truth of these words.
‘Leaving it to God’ is an abdication of responsibility to become the pawn of another.
Those moments when we feel we have ‘got it’ are the moments that if we ask, ‘What’s next?’ are those which are the opportunities to deepen, expand and evolve.
When we are in true connection with God and our divinity we are more aligned to our purpose and the greater plan.
Being connected with God, and living our purpose supports the divine plan.
Being part of the ‘leaving it to God’ or ‘leaving it to the universe’ brigade just means that there is a lack of commitment to everyday life and all it brings.
That’s brilliant Gabriele, I have heard many people say this a lot ‘leave it to the universe’ and you are correct, it comes with lack of commitment to life and a willingness to give our power away.
‘Leaving it up to God’ seems such a given up state waiting for God or someone else to fix or sort something out, when we take responsibility for our choices we soon work out what supports us and what doesn’t, and therefore we can change the choices we make.
Life on Earth is pretty intense. Yet, it is not God the reason why we are here. We are here on our own accord defying the divine plan. Why on Earth should God rescue us from ourselves?
“Leaving it up to God” or in fact to anyone except us, is a sure recipe for disappointment. It simply feels like in that moment we don’t want to take the responsibility that is ours to take, for whatever reason. But in this life, it is all about choices and whatever choice we make we are totally responsible for the consequences. Maybe that’s why we prefer to leave it to others.
Even sitting behind the computer, I could leave it up to God: diving into the things I read on screen, not feeling my body, my breath. Again: who is running my body then? God? But if it would be God, why do I feel so awful afterwards when I leave my computer?
Thoughts can be a big distraction from being in our bodies. It is not that we shouldn’t have any thoughts, but they should be impulsed by the body, by our hearts. Otherwise they lure us away from our connection to God and our connection to our inner heart. No matter how interesting, life changing or good these thoughts may be.
Very true indeed. Mostly people look for God outside of them.
But we find God by living in the quality we all can connect to as we are the sons of God.
Through our body we can feel God within us and around us.
The building of God is our own body 🙂
Leaving it up to God compared to God leaving it up to me: that is the total opposite.
“… I feel I have ‘got it’ and then I let go.” If you did this when you are driving you would not be alive for very long – fortunately life is more forgiving and gives us many repeated opportunities to learn responsibility.
Absolutely great article Suzanne, which I will reread again a couple of times to really get in full what you are saying and what to do with it. One thing is for sure: If I go into my head, leave my body, I am certainly NOT leaving it all up to God. Who is running my body then? The answer gives me the creeps, but also makes me feel very responsible in being my body every single moment. Boring? Yes, to my head who does not appreciate the pristine beauty I am accessing then. Or could it be I am tipping on what being connected to God feels like?
Wow this is exactly what I a doing at this moment Suzanne! Going really well being connected, feeling my essence, being in my body and then going into my head and indulge in thoughts, because just being in my body feeling great but with no highs, or excitement I deem BORING. You show there is a next level to go to.
We have to become our true divine selves again and as our time here on earth has shown, no one can do that for us – not even God, because we have free will.
The truth of this requires a responsibility that so many people do not want or choose to accept.
So true Lieke, and it is up to us how slow or fast we return to our divinity. God can get us out of our current state of misery in an instant but we do not learn and evolve if that is the case. So, it is actually deeply loving for us to evolve ourselves out of our current state.
Absolutely, and as well this means that we can only ‘save’ ourselves and not anyone else by trying to take away their problems, because then it is the same, they won’t learn what has created their problems and what the consequences are of their choices and that is not exactly what we have to learn.
I feel we apply this ‘leaving it up to God’ too loosely, and not take responsiblity for everything we do or create.
Autopilot is what many of us are doing more and more and then we wonder where life has gone, days, weeks, months and years have gone past and everything is just a blur.
Without perfection when I connect to myself something miraculous occurs, I’m not working with time I’m working with something grander – space and in this space we are more and then we are with everyone and nothing perturbs us. I certainly would love more of this.
The gentle breath is a tool that helps us to connect with ourselves, ‘I can make a choice to feel my breath, the coolness of the in-breath at the tip of my nose, the warmth of the out-breath. Feeling the warmth and connection to my breath brings me back into my body again.’
There is a hopelessness that characterises the notion of ‘leaving it up to God’ – leaving it up to a greater power to relieve the suffering of the lesser being we make ourselves to be… whereas ironically, when we come to know ourselves as equal to God, we then can leave it to Him – with our willingness absolutely aligned, our body in the service it needs to be, and our whole being surrendered to what is needed for God to do His work.
I hadn’t considered it that way. If we consider our responsibility on earth to be equal then we build a way of living that has a body that can be responsive to what is needed in the moment.
Knowing it is our own responsibility to be all that we are reconnects us to love and to God.
God waits patiently for all his children to return home, and each one of us decide how long that will take by the choice to love or not.
God waits for us with such love and patience, I sometimes wonder how long it is going to take us to return home again.
I can relate to wandering off in my thoughts or getting over-emotional or binging on food or soical media when this get too intense. But all these tactics simply delay the moment of me feeling my responsibility in and to my life and dealing with the situation.
Thank you Suzanne, I have also heard the “I’ll leave everything up to God” mentality and it’s kind of like surveying your home and it’s lack of cleanliness and expecting God to clean the house. We know that’s silly because it’s our life and our responsibility, and I feel that it’s the same for life in general. We would never teach a child to not take care of their responsibilities, like cleaning their room, because “God will do it”, and it’s the same for us as adults across every part of life. It’s not that God wouldn’t help but it’s up to us to be in union with God and take responsibility to bring that to life in an active way.
Once we know who we truly are, and have experienced that deep connection, and the interconnectedness of all things, the idea of leaving something up to something else, is unfathomable… We have a choice with everything.
So many live by the adage that our lives are not ours to live, that it is “up to God” how they will be. The reality is far from this. Every thing we do, every way we live provides the foundation of our next moment, so God is there, yes, but does he rule our life? No, we do, by how we choose to be in each moment, this creates the life we will have.
God can’t change us because we have free will, we can make the choices that lead to our life being a certain way. We are God inside ourselves and can choose to create what ever we like, or co-create in line with God. It is our choice.
There is great wisdom in this piece of writing, a wisdom that knows that each person has the light of the soul within them and, that each person therefore a divine being, a Son of God in fact. Which places in to question many of the behaviours we see happening today, with so much violence and corruption, how are we living that is not embracing in full the truth of who we are. And, what are we collectively as an entire humanity accepting as normal if we are at the very least unable to sustain global respect and decency across all points of contact with eachother? Where is the Son of God aspect of ourselves during war, conflict and acts of greed or manipulation?