I have a question regarding the act of "commanding." If one is to surrender to
the higher will, then how does one command in alignment with it? When is
"commanding" appropriate, when is it not, and a procedure for assuring that it
is in line with the higher will would be helpful. There seems to be a conflict between
"commanding" and surrendering to the higher will.
What a great question! One could write a book on this subject, but I will attempt
to be practical and concise.
My definition of the higher will (also called divine will or Gods will, etc.) is
the most beneficial course of events that can take place, the path that brings the most
light to the planet in the long run. From the human-being standpoint, we can rarely see
the overall picture, so sometimes we simply have faith that this is operating and that our
divine selves know what they are doing.
Lower will (sometimes called ego) is our individual desire, which can be influenced by
repressed pain from our past, belief systems and programming from societies we have lived
in, and ancestral body memories.
It is one of our greatest challenges as human beings to discern whether our desires are
aligned with the higher will or not. To progress spiritually, we have to clear out our
repressed pain and shatter many dearly-held beliefs, and as we do this we function more in
the present moment and our desires are a clearer reflection of the divine.
I think that each situation is unique, and whether to command or surrender depends on
our current soul path. The most important criterion I have found is our own inner sense,
and discerning the source of it. If the inner sense is clear intuition, then there will be
no painful emotional attachment or feeling of threat. There will be a sense of joy and
well-being while visualizing the outcome we want, and it will feel right. When we put our
energy into an outcome like this, it will augment the higher will.
If, instead, we are upset about the situation, there are probably underlying issues
that are being re-stimulated from our past, and the most important course of action is
finding a way to release that stuck energy, rather than focusing on the outer situation.
This is a time for surrender, because those emotions get in the way of clearly seeing the
greater flow. When the pain is released, we may be able to look at it again with clear
Often, people try and try to change an uncomfortable situation unsuccessfully, and it
isnt until after they give up their frustration and surrender (release attachment)
that the change effortlessly occurs. Or, if successful in outwardly changing a situation
without healing themselves, a new, similar situation comes along to give them another
chance (and it is the higher will that brings these opportunities for evolvement!).
I hope this brings some clarity to a complex human challenge.