The more I think of this and try and explain it to others I realize that it is another word for faith. Most correlate faith with religion. However, it is bigger than organized religion. It is the trust that we put in God (Creator, Universe, All that Is, or however you identify with Divine Source).
Surrender is allowing God to take over. Using inspiration by trusting that He has control and all we can do is follow. Faith is the trust that we have to know that He and our higher-self have our highest and greatest good in mind. We have a purpose, a reason for being in this lifetime at this time. This is not random but the Universal Intention or the Plan for us (individually and collectively).
The song written by Brett James, Hillary Lindsey and Gordie Sampson, Jesus, Take the Wheel describes it:
Jesus, take the wheel
Take it from my hands
‘Cause I can’t do this on my own
I’m letting go
So give me one more chance
And save me from this road I’m on
Jesus, take the wheel
Often we in our human condition think that we know best and try to direct our lives. But as the song states once we have exhausted our options of trying and failing or trying and not getting the desired result, then we need help. And where is that help going to come from? Taking your hands of the wheel of your life and trusting in something bigger to handle the “how” of what it is you want or feel inspired to work for is the key.
Also, we have to allow it to unfold not only in the way that we do not control, but also in the time that it is meant to; and now when we want it to. Those two pieces together are the over arching idea of surrender. As human beings having a spiritual experience, THIS IS THE HARDEST PART.
The “how” and the “when” are what we want to know right now. And those are the pieces that have to be revealed because we need the knowledge, lessons and experiences on the way. As unfun as those parts are they are the parts that create to opportunities and relationships that take us on the road that is for us on this journey of our unique experience and life purpose.
Surrendering is letting everything to flow to you. Not letting the egoic, fear driven thoughts affect you anymore. Knowing that all that fear has created nothing but chaos and confusion as you have tried to navigate on your own. Our Will Center located in the Solar Plexis Chakra will keep guiding us to what we want, but God will handle the “how” and “when.” Our part at this point is to keep doing the tasks and creating the space and unblocking ourselves to receive what is for us: gratitude, forgiveness, and intention are all involved. See previous Blogs on those topics.
Staying in alignment while in Surrender will allow you to begin to receive all the manifestations that you have been wanting. Be open to how it arrives as most likely they will not be what you expect or even could see. We, as human, can get very specific ideas and are disappointed when they do not arrive…Spirit will hardly ever bring you what you want, but they will ALWAYS bring you what is for you and your life purpose. Be open!
More to come.
Blessings, M xo