I used to ponder the true meaning of this as I knew this was something I was seeking on some level. The opposite of this is of course Control. Mostly people are afraid of Surrender and what it might mean, because in society everyone is trying so hard to stay in Control. But there are different types of Control - one is where you feel in Control, like when you are driving your car and one where you try your best to Control situations, people and circumstances... which, let’s face it, most of us have learned doesn’t work. It like a jail for our Soul because we are trying to contain it within a certain parameter and limit ourselves to Safe experiences... but we can’t Grow here so our Soul will find a way to snap us out of this contained, limited and seemingly safe reality... when we don’t listen, it will often be more sudden than it needs to be. Ultimately Control comes from Fear - fear of moving beyond comfort zones, fear of unknown, fear of loss, uncertainty, pain, suffering. And even the thought of Surrender can bring up Fear. But when we can truly Surrender (at least in small doses)... that means we have Faith and Trust in The Divine / Universe / God. It means that we feel safe enough knowing that we will be caught by Great Spirit as we leap into the unknown! Recently what I’ve been discovering is that Surrender means simply to stop resisting. There’s a saying “pain exists but suffering is optional”... We create most of the suffering in our minds by Resisting. So recently the whispers of my Soul have become louder saying “Just Surrender, Surrender”... and so I’ve actively been practicing Surrender. Being still and aware of my resistance, of where I’m trying to Control my circumstances, of where I might want something different to what is, or more of something else... and surrendering into the Present, fully immersing in what is.... and of course then moving into appreciation of what is, AS IS.. and taking responsibility for my reality. I like to see it like this: ‘If we fall over and we stick out our arm to land without hurting ourselves we could potentially break our arm but if actually become limber as we fall, we’re likely to walk away unharmed.’ I’ve heard a similar thing with the ocean, to surrender to the current and eventually we’ll be spat out back at shore. So by becoming soft and limber in our present circumstances, with compassion and responsibility we can surf life with a bit more flow, and when we fall into the depth of the ocean we can surface much faster. Problems and challenges don’t go away, but we have more tools in moving through them. I encourage you to ponder on where you are trying to control your life (we all do it) and see what happens when you let go of any resistance to change or to what is... feel the space the awareness and acceptance creates in your energy field, feel how much lighter you feel and how much sweeter life is. Find a way to practice the art of surrender, inviting more stillness, inviting more moments of connection with The Divine, more of your Soul presence, and ultimately more Faith & Trust. And let me know what you discover ☺️
Adya is an Intuitive Channel, Visionary Artist, Energy Healer (Reiki Master and Advanced Divine I AM Transmission Facilitator) and Mentor.
She works with the mystical nature of Source energy and metaphysical aspects of reality. Adya acts as a guide and a catalyst assisting people towards their spiritual path and evolution. She believes in the importance of expressing authenticity and vulnerability in our lives and falling in love with our Human Nature (the light and the dark). www.adyanova.com