The Spirit does its best work when we give it the flexibility to orchestrate a solution. When Spirit delivers a solution, it unfolds so naturally that if often gets mislabeled as a “lucky coincidence.” If we have to force a solution, it is not a product of a Miracle Mind; it is, rather, a product of a Mechanical Mind. If we find ourselves meeting resistance, it is an indication that the Mechanical Mind is trying to micromanage details that would be better left to Spirit.
Letting Spirit orchestrate a solution does not mean that we sit on our laurels doing nothing while we wait for what we want to fall from the sky. No, there is often effort required on our part. But that effort is not meant to be forced. Forced effort sometimes yields results, but those results will be tainted with struggle and strife.
Letting go of control allows Spirit to synchronize our efforts with the Universe. Everything falls into place when we let go of control. The minute we do, perfection appears. Our minds become a channel for dynamic energy to flow through. This is the process a Miracle Mind uses to create.
One way we can let go of control is through the means of prayer. Though Spirit does not require our prayers in order to lend its assistance, the mind does. The mind has trouble surrendering an intention without it. When we pray, we are actually seeking our minds’ cooperation, not Spirit’s. W
A common belief regarding prayer is that more is better. If we want Divine Intervention, we have to earn it by asking for it over and over. That would only be the case if Spirit existed outside of ourselves and was only half paying attention to our petitions. But Spirit exists in us and is hyper vigilant to our requests. It only needs one request…one clear intention for it to take action. Our minds, on the other hand, may need lots of persuasion to surrender control to Spirit. If that is the case, praying for the same thing over and over again may be helpful. Once we train our minds to trust in Spirit, however, repetition becomes unnecessary; miracles are as close to us as our own intentions.
Letting Go of Worry
If we continue to worry over a situation after we have prayed about it, it is a sure sign that the Mechanical Mind remains in possession of it. I have known some devout religious people who regularly sought spiritual intercession for their concerns, but who would not quit worrying over them once they did. They worried over details that were out of their control, such as the perceptions and actions of others. These are the kind of details that the ego loves to sink its teeth into. Worrying over details such as these robs Spirit the chance to deliver a solution. Simply by surrendering our worries, we secure for ourselves the best possible outcome reality has to offer.
Letting go of worry equates to trusting in Spirit. Trusting in it is a high art indeed, and one necessary for achieving a Miracle Mind. We demonstrate that trust by not worrying over details or trying to micromanage a situation. We release an intention, follow the trail of breadcrumbs Spirit provides, and don’t get hung up imagining how it will unfold.
Trusting in Spirit at this level produces the most amazing results, but it does require us to remain open to other possibilities. We only have to look back at what we thought would make us happy ten years ago to know that our dreams are a moving target–they change! The greatest adventure lies in allowing Spirit to shape our world. We still need intentions to get the ball rolling, but remaining flexible toward how they will manifest is the key to their ultimate fulfillment. We trust in Spirit to get us to where we want to go or maybe someplace even better.