The spiritual path is riddled with points of surrender. Surrender into the vast energies beyond our sense perceptions, surrender to the idea that we don’t have all the answers, that we don’t control anything outside of ourselves, that our bodies hold on to stagnant memories, that giving up anger, hatred and resentment is not a function of the mind but of the heart…. and oh so many more points of surrender. It feels uncomfortable at first, like we are giving up control and will power, but it eventually reveals itself more and more as freedom.
In my last post I spoke about some transformations I’ve gone through recently and how my heart has opened up and freed itself from certain negative patterns. Surrender has been the very thing that has allowed me to soften into my heart space.
Have you ever come to a moment where you’ve had it? You’ve had enough of whatever keeps repeating and you’re so fed up with it that you need it to change because you can’t go on any longer with that way of being. Those moments are the very moments when we can just say to the universe ‘please take this thing away, I don’t know what to do with it anymore!’ Just give it up out loud. Surrender it to the universe. Ask it to guide you to the answers. Recognize that you haven’t been able to figure it out so far, so you have no other choice but to surrender it.
These moments can be about all kinds of things, even the most difficult long held patterns of addiction, abuse, anger, or betrayal. Whatever it is, just give it up to the higher powers. Just say, ‘I can’t do this any more on my own, please guide me and show me what to do.’
Surrender is that simple. Its not easy. But it is simple.
This surrender of control into faith has brought me to a place of peace. I’ve made friends with the idea that I don’t HAVE to do anything except my part in this world, take care of my responsibilities, and let the universe handle the rest. It has been such a sense of relief to say I don’t know how to do this on my own, and to say that I don’t have control over anything except my thoughts and my actions.
The faith allows me to trust that everything is happening for my highest good. Life is happening for me, not to me.
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