Leaving It Up to God

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

Further Reading:
What is the Gentle Breath Meditation?
Control or Connection: It’s a Choice
Returning To Our Essence

1,026 thoughts on “Leaving It Up to God

  1. I know that feeling you are speaking of Suzanne when you say you have ‘got it and then let it go’ – for I too feel like I often take a step up and when I get there instead of appreciating the new view I step back down again to where I am comfortable.

  2. It is a great question to ask ourselves Suzanne, “who or what is operating my movements if I no longer have any awareness of them?” This may not generally be given much thought and when honestly considered it allows us to open up our awareness to what is really going on and why we are choosing to seek to check out instead of taking responsibility for ourselves and our lifestyle choices.

  3. “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, ” I agree Suzanne, if I am not playing my part – taking responsibility for my part in life – how I can expect another – even God – to do so for me?!

  4. Exactly Suzanne. In fact we must completely expose the phrase ‘leaving it up to God’ in the terms to which you have referred to it, for in such abandonment of self, one can be in no union with Him whatsoever.

  5. By ‘leaving it up to God’ we are being irresponsible as we are blindly delegating to another what is being presented to us, for us to experience and to deal with. It is a form of escapism through us not claiming fully our part in the life we have created for ourselves.

  6. I needed to read this today as I had felt a few steps away from myself and been moving in functioning but not feeling a vibrancy or igniting within. This reminds me of my way back.

  7. I was laughing out loud in parts of this blog as I related so much to getting caught in the idea that connecting to our bodies all the time is somehow boring. I haven’t done the gentle breath mediation in ages but what I am getting after reading this blog is that if that “boring” idea pops into my mind than the gentle breath could be a good antidote for it. Thanks for the support, when we are honest, it allows all of us to relate and support each other on a even deeper level.

  8. Thank you Suzanne for sharing, the words that pop up for me today were the words of scripture I had not remembered, I feel so moved when I say these words ” Glory be the Son of God” these words were always applied to Jesus but now I know it is us who are the sons of God and the glory is the glory of our soul which we each one carry within our inner heart.

  9. A brilliant observation that ‘leaving it up to God’ is said from a place of disconnection – so it probably won’t be God that picks up whatever we are leaving for Him, and will do whatever pleases them.

  10. When we learn to connect and build a deeper relationship with ourselves we understand life not from our head, but from our heart and our body, and a sensory perspective which communicates the truth and allows our inner wisdom to guide us in our choices.

  11. Gorgeously said Suzanne. There is no greater sense of knowing the extent of our magnificence than when we are connected to our body, our being, our Soul through which we are innately in union with God, as we then can feel our interconnectedness with every element of the universe.

  12. Beautifully said and very true Suzanne, I also didn’t have a clue what ‘The Kingdom of God is within you’ meant for all the years I was a Catholic. I feel it is because there was no one reflecting the truth of this in the Catholic Religion, a very different story now to The Way of The Livingness where I have come to know and feel what this truly means and to begin to live this glory more each day.

  13. Beautifully shared Suzanne, thank you, the words “The Kingdom of God is within You ” I have known for many years and believed that God lived in our hearts, but my whole way of relating to God was from my head, there never was a role model that had lived this truth, so I would go outside of my self and ask God to guide me and basically tell me what to do, until The Way of the Livingness came into my life and I began to understand that I have choices and responsibility in my loving and very personal relationship with God, hence no leaving it up to God anymore.

  14. When we create problems in our life it’s up to us to sort it out, it’s part of being a responsible and committed human being. But I’d also add there is an element of surrender in life, where we say YES to God and be open to wherever that takes our life.

  15. We are never at the mercy of anything and our commitment to our will, to be in full acceptance and appreciation of being a Son of God, definitely comes from within every single one of us – it is without this godliness that life is misery, for with it, all is absolutely Godly perfect, with all life’s imperfections.

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