Can you surrender? What does surrender even really mean? Spiritually speaking, surrender is simply letting go. There are a lot of things (or people) that we really don’t have any control over, so surrendering is what can help keep us sane.
The planetary alignments of the past few days, (and of today) are perfect to help with this. The energies have been a little bit intense, and trying to control everything is making a lot of you feel badly. To surrender doesn’t mean to give up ~ it more means to give up your need to control. To let go and let your higher self take over for a little bit.
When you do let go of the need to control you open yourself up to receive more guidance. When you turn off your ego and mind, and just simply surrender, your intuition can take over and you will be able to receive divine guidance.
Yesterday I wrote about the need to do now that you have learned. We are learning so much, and heading in so many new directions it can get very overwhelming trying to decide on what to do next. We fill up our plates with so much learning and seeking that we don’t actually do anything.
How Doing and Surrender can happen at the same time
When you keep seeking and learning and it gets to be that overwhelming for you, you end up running around trying to do tiny pieces of what you’ve learned, you write lists of things you need to do, you get overwhelmed and you do nothing. Your anxiety levels go up because you keep adding things that you need to get done to your list.
When you surrender, you actually open yourself up to more divine guidance and you intuitively know what to do next. Everyone has this ability. Its just not everyone that is willing to surrender to their higher selves and take that inspired action.
This is how it works even when I write these blog posts. I am learning a lot of ‘techie’ stuff, and trying to implement some things a bit at a time as I go along. The more I learn the more I realize I have a lot to learn. This is what I touched on yesterday.
Now for the surrender part. On any given day most of you have a whole bunch of things on your list of things to do. You try and plan and control and figure out everything and how you will get it all done. Some of you will run around doing things, some of you will get so overwhelmed that you just sit and have a glass of wine, some of you will just keep doing a bunch of stuff for the sake of doing something because you know you should be. You get so wrapped up in your day and you cannot turn off your mind.
Imagine if you could just let your soul take over for a day? If you just set your intention to feel good, have a good day, and surrender to whatever pops in for you from your intuition. This is precisely what I did today. I feel like I have so much to do today, I wasn’t sure where to start. My logical mind was thinking “you have to email a bunch of clients, you have to get at least one email reading done, you need to exercise, shower, then get out and do those errands. You also need to set up that techie thing for yourself, pay some bills, and write a blog post”.
Yes, I felt very overwhelmed and had no idea where to start! Especially after staying up late last night, not writing my blog post until almost midnight and then sleeping in until 9:30. I almost never sleep in and boy did I ever feel like I was ‘behind’ because I’d already ‘lost’ 3 hours of my day!
What did I do with this energy? I surrendered. Before I got to that place of surrender, I wasn’t even sure if I would get this post done before late-night again. Before I surrendered I hadn’t sent any emails because there were so many to send I didn’t know who to start with.
The minute I ‘let go’ of what I ‘had’ to do and the need to ‘do something’ my higher self was able to take over and inspire me. I got out of my ego mind saying what I had to do and my next step just presented to me.
So here it is just lunchtime and my blog post is getting done. I have sent a few emails that I was inspired to send (the rest can wait a wee bit). I’ve done a little bit of exercise, not a lot, haven’t had time yet, but I wanted to get some in, so I did.
When you surrender, it doesn’t mean you give up. It means you ground your energy, quiet your mind, and listen. Listen to your heart and your intuition and allow things to flow for you. Sometimes when you surrender your higher self will tell you to simply rest. This is what happened for me yesterday. A couple of days ago I was starting to feel really tired, like I had been doing too many readings, and that I needed a clearing and some rest. So that’s what I did yesterday. I had a nap in the middle of the day. I’m sure that’s one of the reasons my blog post didn’t get done until midnight. But the point is, I listened to the divine guidance I was getting so I rested and I did some, no, a whole bunch, of energy clearing.
Where in your life do you need to surrender and go with the flow?
Give it a try, I would love to hear how it went for you.