I believe surrender and grace are inextricably connected.
Often have heard it spoken of as if they occur simultaneously or if grace brings surrender. I have also heard them used interchangeably as if the are the same.
I believe that order counts and I believe that the act of relinquishing to the Surrendered Life yields a grace that can not be experienced UNTIL you surrender.
By Grace I’m referring both to Favor and beauty of form and movement.
It’s something that goes beyond the technical movement. It is found in the sublime contentment that only comes when you know who you are and where you belong.
It follows the giving up and the ceasing from struggle.
It comes from leaping and not looking back.
It is about timing and fluidity. It can not be rushed and checked off of our to-do lists. It can not be found in our tendency towards intellectualism. It must be lived. Much as bread must be kneaded and then allowed to rise – in trust and a patience that what needs to occur will.
There is a courage that is produced in this state – and this courage brings a stateliness. A sense of nobility.
I can recall a Domina telling Master after He had changed my name, we had been within our dynamic about 2 or 3 years- that she had known be by my other name – and she struggled to see me as the same person.
Not because I looked outwardly different – but because my energy was entirely different. She called it Regal.
Master recalled it to me and I remember blushing and not really understanding until later what she saw.
This is why I believe in 2 types of surrender. surrender (little s) hat is action specific and Surrender (big S) that is transformative to the blood and bone of the slave.
This is the Surrender that births Grace.
In submission and Surrender to Him,