As with all things, everything on the path comes to an end.
A prominent example is forgiveness. As we do our work and look at our resistance to certain emotional experiences, we come to a place where we need to forgive. We need to accept the difficult experiences of our past. Allow them to be as they are. Allow the feelings we have so long feared. We learn to forgive those who have seemed to trespass against us. We release the long deep grips that have held us.
Under all that holding we find a place where we have the final forgiving, forgiving ourselves. This is the most profound of all. Once we have seen through that, we find ourselves at the end of forgiveness. Indeed, we find there never was anything to forgive. This is the complete lesson, when the story ends.
In the same way, the message of allowing or surrender also has an end.
As we journey down the path, we find it seems to come in cycles. There are times when will is required. And times when surrender is needed.
This is related to the Free Will vs Determinism debate. Sometimes, it seems to be determined and we must surrender to the process. Sometimes, there seems to be choice and we have to step up to the plate.
In a tribal or group setting, we surrender to the whole or assume leadership. In times of self actualization, choice become paramount. In the approach to awakening or God, surrender becomes absolute.
As we step into Oneness, the dichotomy of Free Will vs Determinism collapses when one becomes both the doer and the done. We are both the intent and that which is intended.
In the same way, the strokes of surrender and will fall away when Unity deepens enough that there is no longer any other. When one steps out of being the observer, there is no longer an observed. There is simply observing. The flow of attention within Itself.
Allowing becomes meaningless if there is no other to allow. What is there to surrender to? The whole flow is a simultaneous intention and surrender to itself. Opposites are joined in wholeness.
Even the question of Who ends when there is absolutely no other. When you are all things simultaneously. What are you? What are you not? Meaningless. What does “I am” mean when there is no I or am? Anything that was relative to something else falls away.
The mind cannot grasp this. But it does not mean you end up with nothing. It means you loose all separation and gain everything. Although, if you are everything, gain and loss also become meaningless. (laughs)
How can one explain wholeness in the language of ego?