Surrender to the Divine Consciousness is the foundation of this path. The better it succeeds, the less painful the way will be. Sometimes it is a real lifeline if we completely forget ourselves and distract ourselves from the self-centeredness of our person or the focus on our own body, until the Mental loses its power. Aurobindo and Mother were often confronted with questions like this. I think one of his answers is very enlightening: "Be simple" Depending on which word you emphasize (in German), the meaning changes. It is worth meditating on it.
In the Integral Yoga devotion must extend to all parts of the being, including the body and what is in the subconscious. There is nothing to hide from Him anyway, not even our thoughts or the most intimate secrets. He knows us better than we do.
Surrendering to the Divine Consciousness means to acknowledge that there is a higher authority, which still feels responsible for its creation and has everything under control.
On the other hand, I have to integrate Him into my life like a good friend and guardian. In about the way how I trust a supervisor, whom I consider to be absolutely competent and trustworthy. Regarding the Divine Consciousness, for which there is no separation in spiritual or everyday life, this means: Where I am, what I am doing, with whom I am together, I live in the attitude: "What you want, Lord, not what I want." And not expecting Him to serve my wishes and preferences. We have to do our best in this world and have no right to the results, either way.
We can turn to God at any time or where ever we are and with whatever, how little it may seem to us. It is perfect more and more to be „online“. But He also loves you if you only send a little „Thank you“ to Him in a second. Being online we also are protected, and it happens that we receive a warning by a sudden inspiration.
As far as difficult decisions are concerned, a sincere moment of concentration and surrender to the Lord is very helpful: "Let me do the right thing and: Lord, what You want!" Then, in this situation the best possible will happen, whether we realize it or not.
From a certain point in time coincidences occur more and more frequently, things fall suddenly into the right place and people cross our way in the right time. This happens in the moment when His will and ours coincide. In this Divine harmony we would always live if we had surrendered ourselves to Him earlier. But we first have to work out our karmic entanglements. Therefore they still are rarely.
The world has become complicated and our attention is steadily steered outside. It is important to become calm and go inwards for a brief moment ... listen ... build up the connection ... until it becomes a habit and we live "from inside".
Mother once compared it to a young kitten, who is safely carried in the mouth of her mother through all dangers. When you are Christian you can internalize Psalm 91.
Over time one realizes that without this silent presence something is missing. Its absence feels more and more painful. Then we are already very close to our natural state.
Room for own experiences, comments, questions ...