At different meetings, I’ve heard and used that statement about claw marks being all over things that I’ve given up, which is really meant to say that I (and we) have all had a hard time letting go of (fill in the blank), hence the claw marks comment.
I think it’s pretty honest and real. But, as the meditation continues, the important thing is that we did let go (and let God) and that we became willing.
If I’m not willing, then I’m shutting down all the possibilities.
Willingness leads to openness which leads to
Awareness which leads to
Understanding which leads to
Compassion which leads to
Non-judgment which leads to
Acceptance which leads to
Forgiveness which leads to
Peace which leads to
Loving-kindness which leads to
Gratitude which leads to
Humility which leads to
a sense of Oneness and Unity with Spirit and all of creation.
And it’s Willingness that opens the door.
I pray that I become and remain willing to go where the Spirit leads me and do what it takes.