I posted an article written by Henri Junttila recently. In this article, Henri shared how he found his way to hearing his inner wisdom. Part of this was knowing when to surrender and let go.
Once upon a time, my head was well and truly in the clouds. I read many books of incredible people who shared amazing experiences. One of the books I read was ‘The Surrender Experiment’ by Michael A. Singer. I absolutely loved this book. In it, just like Henri, Michael spoke of experiences he had had when surrendering to his higher power. So initially, I knew what I wanted and waited for things to magically manifest and work out. There is no problem with this as my prayers and intentions eventually brought me to a place where I knew action was the key element missing in my getting what I wanted.
I was in a job I didn’t like, living in an area that wasn’t working for me, surrounded and drowning in outside chatter. I was desperate for things to work out for me, as well as everyone else but everything seemed so hopeless. The more desperate I became, the harder I would try. In my mind I had surrendered the situation to my higher power but nothing was happening.
I came to realise there was no way forward the way I was going. I had tried long enough to know that things were not going to change. I had to. This was the surrender that I needed. I needed to realise that the whole situation I was in, was not meant for me, no matter how much I wanted it. This point of surrender was what led me to take the action I needed to bring about the change I wanted.
The things that helped me come to surrender and taking action was as Henri states in his article. It all happened when I started choosing to do things that made me feel good. In this moment, I was declaring that I did in fact matter, that I was worthy of more. The Universe is non judging and will grant all wishes. So if you declare that you are not worth it, guess what? Wish granted, but if you declare that you are worth it, guess what? Wish granted.
Even if I declare what I do not want, I do not get worked up as before you can find what works for you, you will often discover that which does not. Anyway, it was like my higher power was patiently (understatement) waiting for me to catch on to the idea that I was worth it, that I had a say and if we teamed up then we could make great things happen.
I mentioned in another blog (The Power of Intention and Prayer – Part 1) that when I surrendered about finding a house to buy, this was the very moment a house presented itself. I believe that it was the intentions I had set in finding that house and the action I had already taken (putting our home on the market and actively looking at properties and areas) that led to the magic that happened when I did surrender.
When my head was in the clouds, I had amazing dreams and I was open to them finding me, but it wasn’t until I added action to those dreams that they finally started coming true. It is almost like the action shows the certainty and clarity you have in what it is you want. It shows the faith you have that your dream will eventuate. It shows you are prepared to do your bit to make it happen.
Sometimes things do not work out and if I am not paying attention I will stubbornly hold on for dear life, however these days this doesn’t carry on for too long before I realise that I need to surrender. When my children were declined entry to a school we had arranged for them to go to, I very quickly surrendered and knew that even though things seemed to be working against me, they were actually working for and with me. The school I did end up getting my kids into was everything I wanted in a school for my kids.
All the times I can think of in my life where I have surrendered to a situation, have been after I have put out intentions or prayers for something. In response to Henri’s article, I mentioned we have more control than we give ourselves credit. It is true, when it seems like we have no control, maybe think about the situation from another point of view. Perhaps things are working out as you asked. You may need to look deeply, but I am sure you will find that you may not have meant for things to work out precisely as they have but somewhere along the line you asked for something and whatever happened may well be part of that asking.
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