The Son's decisions and power to act come from the Father, the Source, the One.
The experience of God is not all joy and laughter. It has often been terrifying to those who experience it. Why?
Jesus became a symbol of the "Lamb of God," the flip side of the "scapegoat" of the egoic enemy.
We often think that the "devil" is something or someone else, pointing fingers elsewhere, but what if we look within?
I suggest that unique waves never return, but rather the ocean continues waving. The ocean is waving in you now.
What are we to do in our precarious climate situation today? It's easy to feel powerless, helpless. Perhaps we should surrender to that, and fall into a Grace larger than ourselves.
Is the body an essential part of our true Self? Or is it like a temporary temple for the Divine to live?
Have you ever considered that The Wizard of Oz is an excellent example of the Hero's Journey, of the monomyth, of the mystical experience of our journey back Home?
It is something that is present in nearly every religion, and particularly in their mystical traditions. So what is it? What are we surrendering?
Eckhart Tolle says that if we feel like dying, we might allow our self to die, by surrendering that "ego" of our mind to reality as it is. Such surrender is found in all the world's religions and mystical traditions, including Christianity.