Surrrendering your fear and doubts
Flowing into peaceful surrender, allowing its softness to gently envelope us, is much like sinking into the warm water of a bath; body aches and pains are soothed and mental tensions are melted away as we slowly drift into sweet serenity.
Many of us know the power of surrender when we choose to let go of our fears by breathing them out and focusing on something uplifting. Or when we release problems by asking a guardian angel or higher power to take them from us and guide us to solutions. Ah, the relief. But most of us have not been guided to live our lives in surrender. We have been taught the opposite; try harder, plot more, manipulate where you can, force, push, resist, and if those don’t work; run and hide. We know too well from experience that these actions only dig us deeper into turmoil. We burn out, get frustrated, feel hopeless, alienate others, compromise our integrity, and give away our power.
Surrender allows us to own our power; the power of our higher self, spiritual self, creative source or whatever term we use to describe our eternal essence. That same essence within each of us is within everyone and everything in the universe. This is why when we let go into it, our fears are taken away, our problems are taken care of, and whatever we need is brought to us.
All it takes is letting go; letting go of trying to control all the details; letting go of holding onto fear, doubt or guilt; letting go of old identities that no longer serve us; letting go and trusting something bigger than our small self be our guide. From here our mood lightens, our heart opens, and the walls we erected to protect our small self begin to crumble, allowing more light to enter.
Surrender your Problems and Trust
Explore these questions, exercises and suggestions as a way to trust your self and surrender your fears and doubts.
How do you view surrender? How you view surrender will determine how you experience it. Do you see it as a giving up or giving in? Does it feel like things will collapse and get worse if you let go? Or are you able to trust in the divine order of things and feel that you are surrendering into something more powerful?
What is your experience of surrender? Have you experienced the relief of letting go of a fear or problem and trusting something bigger within you or the universe to handle things? What motivated you to surrender during these times and what was the outcome? What would support you in surrendering more often?
Experience the state of surrender. Allow yourself to move into a more surrendered space right now. Take a few deep breaths and on the exhalation release any tension in your body. Close your eyes and center within yourself. Notice where you are holding on to emotions, tensions, thoughts, worries or problems and let them go. Allow them to drift out of your mind and body and float away, or see yourself putting them down on the ground behind you, or hand them over to a guardian angel or higher power. Breathe in softness and trust. Feel that you are being cared for and looked after by a loving presence.
Connect to your higher self. Practice being in a surrendered state daily by taking time to connect to your higher self and your higher power or the God of your heart. Take time in inner silence, prayer or meditation to feel your spiritual self and your connection to your eternal essence. Let this peaceful feeling flow throughout your whole mind and body, supporting you to let go into a place of ease, trust and flow.
As you go through your day and days ahead, whenever you notice yourself ruminating over problems or concerns, or feeling a tight or holding sensation in your body, choose to let go and surrender all of this to your higher self and higher power. As you do this regularly you will move more and more into an expansive, peaceful state.