An Invitation to Surrender
Updated: Apr 10, 2020
How to Let Go During Times of Uncertainty
I believe we are in a time of spiritual surrender.
Some of us have our own opinions about surrender. I know I sure have.
I once thought of surrender as lack of control, a loss, a weakness, a giving up of sorts ...
Webster Dictionary defines surrender as 'giving over power, control or possession of something due to the favor of another or into the power of another.'
However, spiritually, surrender is giving over our power and control back to ourselves. By giving this back to ourselves , we also release power and control over to something greater. As we are all spiritual beings - we all are Divine and filled with Source, Spirit, Universal Energy, God (whatever resonates with you at this time). We are the epitome of surrender. At some point, some of us (including myself) lost this definition of spiritual surrender.
We got lost within the societal structure and programming of the past 100+ years (materialism, mindlessness, manipulation, overconsumption, etc).
This is being restructured ... at this very moment.
We are being asked to surrender to something greater. We are being asked to come face to face with the unknown. We are being asked to release the facade of the power and control we think we have. Because, in reality, we only have a semblance of control.
There have most likely been things in your life you planned but they didn't work out the way you expected. Can you remember a specific situation like this? Do you remember how you reacted? Take a moment now to recount this …
There was something or someone else in the works. We have all had these moments in our lives - rattling our sense of control - to then go right back to it when things begin to "settle" - or they look like (on the outside) that things have "settled" when maybe on the inside, it's completely different.
We are in the midst of a spiritual surrender storm.
Do you feel it?
I know I do.
How do we lean in to surrender? Where do we begin?
Come to terms with our Higher Power.
As someone with a history of religious trauma, I understand this can be difficult.
Release what is no longer serving you with this and decide what you're open to in this moment. Here are some suggestions: (Spirit, Source, Source Energy, Universe, Universal Energy, God, Goddess, Allah, Divine, Mother Earth, Creator, Sun/Moon, Unconditional Love).
*And know, if you need any help sifting through this because there is past/present anger, fear, uncertainty, grievances - reach out to me. I can help you gain clarity to this and shift through this, exactly as I have.
Begin to speak to this Higher Power as it is within you (because it is).
Speak (inwardly or outwardly) or write on your struggles, your fears, your gratitude, your emotions, your thoughts - everything and anything that is coming up into your experience.
Express to your Higher Power what you are ready to surrender (something you can no longer hold on to yourself - fear, worry, grief, anger, hatred, etc.)
You can say to yourself or out loud: "I surrender my [grievances, my concerns, my heartache, my love] over to you ... I ask that you carry this for me in those moments I cannot ...
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you ... And so it is."
Come back to this whenever you need it - multiple times a day, daily, weekly - and see what shifts in your experience.
Spiritual Surrender, I believe, is giving over everything to something greater. Knowing that we do not have to carry all that is there for us on our own.
When we are able to do this, we are able to be steady in the present moment. We are able to look around us and see what we have and who we have in our lives that we so grateful for. We get to take our power back. We get to have control over our thoughts and emotions and not be swept away in self-sabotage or fear cycle. We come back to our true selves. Our Highest Selves who were born for this exact life. We were all born to live in a place of abundance, of love, of joy, of gratitude, of compassion. Every, single, one of us.
Surrender is a strength, a gift.
Surrender … and watch your life transform before your eyes.
And please know, this spiritual surrender does not mean to give up; it does not mean to stop taking action - it is quite the opposite.
I have found within my own spiritual surrender … when I practice this on a daily basis, I am able to find presence in the present moment. I am therefore able to take action and movement from that place. That place is usually filled with love, compassion, kindness, authenticity and so much more. When I move away from daily spiritual surrender (as this can sometimes happen) - I take action from a place of anger, regret, fear, anxiety and worry, and usually for me, I find myself isolating and comatose - not doing anything at all - going back to past vices, self-sabotage and self-destruction. I have zero power in this place. Zero.
If you are ready to dive deeper into this. Read THIS BLOG POST to begin or deepen your spiritual practice to bring this type of surrender into your life. Today.
As always, please reach out with any questions or concerns you have. Message your comments in this thread or contact me HERE. I love hearing from you; seeing how or if I can help and what you are currently moving through.
Always here for you.
Always sending you Love and Light today and everyday.