Surrender has definitely been one of my themes this year. I can speak quite a bit on the concept of surrender – “Let go and let God. The present is perfect. You are exactly where you are meant to be…trust, breathe, all is well….”
Embracing and embodying surrender is a whole different reality.
I’ve often used the metaphor of when you first learn how to swim it is not unusual to also be taught how to float. You lean back with your arms stretched and allow the water to hold you up – like a buoy.
The first few times you learn how to float can be scary; to trust the water to keep you from sinking and when you actually let go, it’s quite a pleasant experience of “going with the flow and feeling supported”.
Surrender does not come easily. Surrender isn’t about giving up rather, it is about giving in. And what we are really asked to surrender is the struggle and resistance we create to push against life; to push against the people and situations we don’t like and want.
Surrender invites us to look at what we are giving energy to that either connects or separates us for Source.
The last three years have stretched me so far out of my comfort zones and taken me into deeper places within myself than I ever could have imagined. I recall people I admire say, “You have to be willing to lose everything to have everything.”
If I really let go of EVERYTHING, my home, my friends, my work, my challenges and pain… my whole life and surrender it all…then what?
I understand that in theory and in practice and I realize that I don’t know how to completely let go and TRUST God to take care of me.
In a conversation this morning with a dear friend I shared my dance with surrender. As some fear kicked in I said to her, “If I let go of everything, that doesn’t mean that I have to actually lose everything, right?” She chuckled at how I was trying to negotiate my surrender. That’s what the mind does in order to maintain control.
Resistance is futile.
Struggle is a choice.
You either float or sink.
That’s what I am learning this year…how to surrender with Grace. I know how to surrender in struggle and it is exhausting. I still feel my mind trying to maintain control because it feels at risk and threatened by some of the challenges I am walking through.
In the same space, I feel an inner strength that comes through my connection with God that assures me that all is well. That’s the duality we are all experiencing that is feeding the struggle between our mind and our soul.
With this historical shift of consciousness we are experiencing and witnessing on the planet, energy and time has accelerated. Our mind and body can’t keep up with the speed of how fast things are moving!
Fears are running high for so many people. It’s a habit to grab onto people and things in an effort to feel some control when you are experiencing upheaval in your life.
We’re being pushed out of our comfort zones to “wake up” and remember who we are. And to live in ways that is natural for us as spiritual beings and feels unnatural as human beings.
If you feel like a stranger in a strange land learning a new language, you are…. in many ways. And you may also feel a sense of “coming home” as you shed some of the illusions and fears that have governed your life for so long
Do you feel it?
I believe that the most important relationship in life is the one we have with God, whoever that is for you, to powerfully weather the inner storms of waking up and surrendering all that is no longer serving us in becoming the next and highest version of who we are being called to be.
Daily spiritual practices, strong self-care regimes, the inner transformation work, and having a strong network of support all contribute to being a welcoming place inside to walk through those dark narrow places of surrender with grace and courage.
Communing with your wise SELF will help you navigate through the noise in your head. Take time to engage in conversation with your personal Divine as if you were speaking to your dearest friend who loves you and wants you to be happy. Committing to develop your relationship with God is critical in mastering surrender and living an Awakened life.
Surrender is a natural way of being in an Awakened state. Struggle is a natural way of being in an unconscious state.
How do you want to live?
Remember the Serenity prayer?
God, grant the serenity to accept the things I cannot change
The courage to change the things I can
And the wisdom to know the difference
Surrender is part of serenity and walking in Grace!
Your transformational steps:
1. Notice where you are experiencing struggle in your life. What are you holding onto that you know in your heart you need to let go of and surrender?
2. What beliefs, fears, behaviors keep you engaged in resisting surrender?
3. How much is really true?
4. What do you need to surrender to shift from struggle into grace?
5. What is one step you will commit to surrender and let go?
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Love and blessings,