This teaching introduces what I see as the two step process of the path to awakening. I sometimes refer to these two aspects of the path as first and second surrender, and sometimes as spiritual freedom and spiritual illumination.
Spiritual freedom is attained when we give up control and stop trying to manipulate or shape our experience in any way. At that point we are free, completely available and open to whatever experience we happen to be having.
As we rest in this liberated state we will start hearing the more subtle stirrings of the spirit and we have the opportunity to surrender to those stirrings and enter into an awakening process of spiritual illumination.