STEPPING INTO SURRENDER - WHAT DOES THAT ACTUALLY MEAN?
Just keep going. If you keep working at it, you’ll get better. Success will come when you knuckle down.
How many times have you heard this, or a version of it at least?
Continue to work hard (push) and success will come.
That’s the way I was brought up. Hard work equals great results. And I adopted that mentality across the board. My work, my health, my relationships. What you put in equal what you get out, right?
Well, maybe not.
A few years ago, I was driven to the edge. And I knew in my heart that the way back from there wasn’t to continue to keep pushing.
I needed to opt for a more gentle approach. Because pushing had gotten me to where I was, and I didn’t want to stay there, or worse walk further down that path.
I HAD TO LET GO.
Let go of my expectations, let go of pressure and let go of what I thought was ‘the right way’.
Perception is everything.
How you see things, and how they are can often be so different.
Due to the influences throughout our life, we’re hard wired a certain way, and we need to break the circuit and establish new connections if we want to establish a new perception.
So I set about making changes, slowing down, and letting go.
Boy do I love that word, but let me tell you, it’s so much harder than it might seem.
And up until now, it’s been a moment to moment practice. I feel myself pushing, I notice it, pull back, and remind myself to surrender.
And then I notice the pushing again. I pull back.
It’s been going on like this for years. And it’s helped me become a whole lot more zen. A whole lot more at peace with the world.
But as recently as a few days ago, I was called to step into surrender a little more.
TO STEP CLOSER TO TRUST AND UNIVERSAL SUPPORT, AND LET GO OF MY EXPECTATIONS.
This comes up for me a around wanting to have children. I push. I try to do more to improve my health, immerse myself in new practices, try different healings. I try to do it all.
But when I stop and ask myself ‘will you have children?” The answer is always yes. I know deep in my heart that I will be a mother, like I know I have green eyes. There's no question.
So why do I push?
Fear of missing out to be exact.
And so, I’m being called to surrender. Again and again.
To re-wire my thought patterns, and remind myself to trust the timing of my life.
To keep letting go.
YOU'LL NEVER KNOW IF THE NET WILL CATCH YOU, UNLESS YOU HAVE ENOUGH FAITH TO JUMP.
And it’s time for me to jump.
How does this fit into your life? Maybe you feel yourself pushing at work? Constantly trying to achieve. How can you let go of fear, and surrender into each moment. Trust that all you’re doing is enough.
Maybe it’s your relationships. Maybe you’re constantly on your loved ones back about what they’re not doing. Pushing them. Maybe you’re letting fear get in the way.
Or maybe it’s something else.
Ask yourself, how can I step closer to surrender, and let go, just a little more?
How can I breathe into the parts of my life that feel uncomfortable, and surrender to them?
This is a big personal topic, and I love opening up to you about this stuff. But I love it even more when you’re brave enough to do the same. Tell me, what area of your life are you letting fear hold space? Where can you let go and step closer to surrender? Be brave, declare it, make it real in the comments space below. The Universe see’s you.