““All that you have within you, all that your heart desires, all that your own
nature so especially plans for you- that or the counterpart of it waits
embedded in the great whole for you. It will surely come to you.
Yet equally surely not one moment before its appointed time will it come.
All your crying and fever and reaching out of hands will make no difference.

Therefore do not begin that game at all.”
Edward Carpenter

A beach endlessly surrenders itself to the eternal interfusion of sand and sea. The
persistent roots of a growing tree push their way through a surrendering earth. To fully
experience the condition of surrender can be difficult and Mary says that we just barely have
even begun. She asks us to listen to the speak of Nodding Trillium:

“I am Nodding Trillium whose essence is for the reenactment of purpose of will. My nature is to stand
tall on emerald forest floors, but to graciously (in grace) nod to the will of the divine. I am an excellent
remedy for those that have difficulties following directions from divine realms. My essence is used to
bring about the emergence or retrieval of the aspects that respond to the will of our highest divinity.
My task is to help you to unfold again and again out from the coarse fabric of free will and into the
soft silky folds, the lightest essence of being wrapped by the divine, enraptured (enfolded by rapture)) by
the divine and the divine’s marvelous purpose for you.
Your experience of me will clear the resistance, removing the layers of armor, the crusts that have
limited most of what you are truly meant to be.
You will not be reduced to something small dear ONES, no your divine energies will expand like the
morning sun shining in the forests where I am found, where my wing like leaves await the energy of the
sunlight and will lift off into the expansion of all that I am. I am Nodding Trillium. Fly free with me into
the soft embrace of our divine creator. She will set you free.”

The act of surrender is immense and so are the repercussions. Surrendering, neutralizes our
ego so that in the poverty, (for the meaning of poverty is that we are cleared of all of our
“issues”) we are able to entirely and utterly experience our oneness Always there is a side of us
that is striving or trying hard, and in moderation this is the healthy ego and very human. But all
this endeavoring can eventually leave us feeling discouraged and disconnected, for as we
spiritually grow, we long to reconnect to something that is much larger than our small ego.
Sooner or later we give up, we defer to the something greater, we find ourselves yearning to
come back to that expanse, which has the automatic result of bringing us into sync with the
universal rhythm. Imagine that you become an ocean. Something that vast. We acquiesce into
that. You fall into that pulse of ocean rhythm. Then the magic starts, for as we unfold into
surrender, we find ourselves unfolding into the flow of the Divine Ocean. We surrender like a
child and learn that we are a child of God.
In Martin Laird’s book, Into The Silent Land he says that “We enter the land of silence by the
silence of surrender, and there is no map of the silence that is surrender. There are skills,
however, by which we learn to dispose ourselves to surrender and thus to discover this
uncharted land.” (p.3)
(SURRENDER contains the anchor flowers of Nodding Trillium, Broccoli, Dandelion, Bane
Berry, Purple Desert Legume, Yellow Mullien, Peony, Purple Violet, Fragpani, Yellow Bellwort,
and White Yarrow.)


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