God is that which has power over nature and human fortunes and is also referred to by some as Creation, Universe, Cosmos, Existence, All That There Is etc. The word God originated from ancient words that mean ''to invoke'' and ''to pour''. When we surrender to God, in a sense we are calling forth the presence of God and at the same time diving into the presence of God.
You may ask, “Why do we have to surrender to God?”
Everything has a mind of their own and then there is the collective mind of “All That There Is” which is perhaps like the conductor of an orchestra. By letting go of one’s individual mind for a while one can align with this “Conductor” and heed ITS direction so that you play your part with your own mind in harmony with the symphony of the universe.
By no means is surrendering for a while ''not thinking for yourself''. Attuning to a force you have no control over is “thinking for yourself” and doing it. An example of attuning to a force you have no control over is carrying an umbrella even when the weather forecast says, ''No rain today'', because you know that you cannot control the weather nor can anyone predict it accurately. On a more logical note, we surrender to the laws of the land such as traffic rules and do not drive vehicles on the wrong side of the road so that people including yourself are not killed because everyone has aligned themselves to these rules.
So here is the 5 minute simple morning ritual of inner yielding to align with God.
Note: This ritual does not mean that you have to become passive in your life but passive only for the guidance of God and then active to implement the guidance.
Lie on your back with your hands facing up and close your eyes. Relax all your muscles one by one from your toes up to your head. When relaxed, imagine your body is held and supported by the hands of God. Feel that all the loads of your past are gone and that there is nothing to fear.
Now, let go of your thoughts and yield your mind completely to the mind of God.
Open your heart wide and deep to allow the grace of God to pervade your whole being. Know that all of your past is forgiven now.
Turn over to your left side and curl up like a child in the womb of God and feel the warmth of God’s motherly love envelope you.
When you feel like, get up and resume your responsibilities, with enthusiasm, in tune with God.
Whenever you feel out of tune during the day, now you know how to be back in tune again in 5 minutes!