We often flinch at the word surrender; the ego is afraid of it. The notion of surrendering to anyone, anything or an institution is in opposition to the western mind. It challenges the human parts of us that over-identify with the body, thoughts and emotions.
Let’s face it, if you’re venting to a friend and she suggests surrendering, don’t you (at least a little) feel like rolling your eyes? Just the mention of it can make us recoil.
Additionally, we’re conditioned by society to hold our power by being in control and dominating, so we can win, be on top, have the most, or be the best. Such a mindset results in more dis-ease that stresses our bodies, minds and emotions. It leaves us struggling to hold onto outdated defense and coping mechanisms. Perhaps that’s one way to define the term rat race.
Surrendering Stress is a Victory
An optional way of handling our stresses is related directly to surrendering, but not in the traditional sense of giving up personal power or even personal freedom. In fact, surrendering to your Higher Soul brings more freedom, and a wider array of options than you may think. This kind of surrender restores a sense of equanimity and calm.
We may believe subconsciously that to control, manipulate or strategize is the best way to feel safe in the world, even when doing so exhausts us, depletes us, or causes us to recreate the same unhealthy patterns and situations over and over again.
Sometimes it’s so ingrained that we don’t even realize when we are in struggle mode; we can get lost in it. But the type of surrendering I’m referring to has to do with surrendering to the Love, Light and Power of the Higher Soul within you, so there’s no need to resist this type of surrendering. It’s different and unlike surrendering to a person, opinion or authority figure.
Instead, I suggest one meaning listed in the Miriam-Webster dictionary: to give (oneself) over to something (such as an influence). What is the something or influence we can surrender to? What does it require and what are some ways we can practice so that it becomes a habit?
Vibrations of your Higher Soul
The finest vibration of the Real You is not your blood, bones or brain, because those are related to your body. The finest vibration of the Real You is the life force that vivifies your body and animates your emotions and thoughts.
It’s called Soul Energy when it flows through your body, but outside of the body, and specifically above the crown of your head, it’s referred to as Higher Soul energy. The quality of this part of you is unlimited and divine in nature. This means that it has access to way more support and information than your cognitive mind has access to.
To know and affirm this is the first step in surrendering to your Higher Soul. To acknowledge Its limitlessness is to recognize the limitations inherent in the emotional stress, worry and angst that dominate our approach and mental processes.
Surrendering is the Same as Receiving ~ 3 Simple Steps
1. Having a mental recognition or even to experiment with practicing to know and trust that our Higher Souls are limitless, is prime. Simply affirm, The I Am Within Me blesses my consciousness with solutions I am yet to know.
2. The next step is to move that realization through the body, with the breath. Interestingly, conscious rhythmic breathing conducts more Soul Energy through the body. It not only calms down the nervous system, but quite literally brings in with it the inherent knowledge we are thirsty for, or are ready to assimilate.
Breathing is a conscious physical affirmation of receiving. To breath in is to receive. However, when we combine the inhalation with the knowledge of the I Am~Higher Soul bringing us solutions, then we increase the natural power inherent in surrendering.
Breathing also dislodges the old habits of struggle that can become anchored in the chakras. Thus, creating more space for solutions to take shape within us.
3. The last step, which is optional, but increases the effectiveness of this practice, is to close your eyes to withdraw your senses into the inner body and subtle movements. This state of quiet heightens our sensitivity to the signals coming in from the Higher Soul. This puts us in direct connection to the All That Is permeating our system. Even a simple 5 minute a day practice can yield big results.
My Surrender Story
I’ve used this technique to find a place to live, and to manifest a new job. It has helped me find more clients in my private practice, and discover the right office space. The technique has even helped me know when to leave or keeping working on a relationship.
One of my favorite stories connected to this practice happened when I decided to leave a secure position of employment I held at a world-class resort. I wanted to practice the work I felt passionate about–energy healing and intuitive life coaching–independently.
I found myself going through frustrating cycles of disliking the position, versus needing the position and all that came with it. When I would practice surrendering to the leanings of my Higher Soul, I was carried through stages at which each revelation led me to owning larger degrees of power. I began to understand myself in a different way, and to express myself differently.
People began noticing. My manager gave me an opportunity to lead a large group in meditation! It turned out so well, that it buoyed my confidence that I’d be able to be self-sustaining without the security blanket of the job. A bit later he offered to put my work on the menu of the resort I worked at, to offer it to customers. But by that time I had grown into what my Soul was shifting me into, quite seamlessly and without so much struggle.
I had come to realize the supportive hand of my Higher Soul was at work, carrying me into my next chapter. I declined his offer and instead handed in my resignation. Since then I haven’t looked back. Why would I, when I have the support of my Higher Soul moving me forward, each time I tune in? And why should you struggle and strain when your Higher Soul is just as accessible to you, as mine is to me?
Taking a Chance
The connection only depends on how willing you are to practice surrendering. Of course, as you receive options it’s still your choice to choose which to pursue. And it is still your choice to discern which are coming from your Higher Soul or from your self-will. Next month, we’ll talk about how to determine the difference between the will of your Higher Soul and the voice of self-will.
For now, enjoy the sweet surrendering process and the experience of feeling your Higher Soul step in to meet you and all you need. If you find the practice isn’t yielding the results you expected, pop in for a visit to Paradise Found for a little in-person tune up on Thurs, Aug. 8th and 15th (805) 564-3573.
I would love to help you grow in your practice of receiving, for positive results! If you can’t make those time frames simply reach out at (844) 793-5353 and I’d be delighted to help! To your health, wealth and happiness and a life with less struggle! Lani Reagan