Surrender to Love

It feels like a perfect moment to write about surrender.

 

There is so much confusion about this topic. On the surface, surrender seems like giving up, giving in and being lazy. It seems like a passive and weak approach to life. In war, to surrender it means to give up and let the enemy win.

 

But – from a Spiritual point of view surrender is one of the greatest tools in your toolbox.

 

Let’s define surrender before we take another step. To surrender means to “submit or to yield”. So with that in mind, it’s vital to understand WHAT we are surrendering to. If you surrender to fear, or to anger, or to low self-esteem, then you are letting that force run you. You are giving up and giving into energies that don’t serve your Greatest Good. In war, to submit to an enemy that is threatening to kill your family is also not a good idea. These kinds of surrender I’m not talking about.

 

I’m talking about something much greater, grander and more meaningful than negative energy, and if we all cultivated the kind of surrender, there would be no “enemy” because we would realize we are all brothers and sisters floating through space on the same rock with limited resources.

 

The kind of surrender I’m talking about is surrender with a capital S. To Surrender is to Surrender to Love. Love is the Energy that creates our Journey. This Energy is kind, creative and knows us FAR better than we do. This Energy of Love gave you gifts, talents and a purpose. So when you Surrender (capital S), you do not surrender to human beings (who are fallible), nor do you submit to a negative thought pattern.

 

When you Surrender you give up the control of your life to an Energy that will guide you perfectly. When you Surrender to the Energy of Love, you let go and let yourself be lived by It. Faith in this process is the soil in which you will flourish. This is no different than a seed being firmly planted in the right soil and watered. You are the seed, Faith is the soil and Love is what grows you. The seed effortlessly grows into its fullest expression, not by force, but with ease.

 

If you’re having a hard time believing that a kind, wise, loving and compassionate Energy created This Journey, I’m going to ask you to do an experiment. Try. Try for 30 days to let go and let Love guide you. Not romantic love, not emotional love and not your love of cookies – I’m talking about Love with a capital L, that Creative Energy that made us all. Surrender (capital S), to Love, give IN to it… Let It guide you.

 

When you do this, all the illusions of your life that does not resonate with Love will burst. It may seem like your world is turning upside down – totally normal. It’s kind of like waking up from The Matrix. You’re gunna see things all kinds of differently. Just stick with it.

 

If you have problems, worries, or desires, just hand them over to Love. Lay them down at the feet of Love and stop trying to solve your problems with your mind. Give Love room to step in and help guide you. When you do this, you will be led to the strangest and most beautiful of places. Some people will leave your life; new ones will come. You may be fired, or feel called to quit your job. You may realize you are not in a Loving relationship. Whatever it may be, whatever you feel Love is guiding you to do, jump in.

 

Faith in yourself and in Love pays massive dividends. We are energetic beings and Love is the Highest Energy on This Journey. Some people say that Love doesn’t pay the bills, but I call bullshit. When you do what you Love, you will go through a phase of trials, but at the end of that process, if you stick with it, you WILL be rewarded not only with a greater sense of purpose and accomplishment, but with financial reward. Love protects anyone who pursues Love and welcomes Love in his or her life.

 

People change, the economy changes and life can be confusing – but Love never changes.

 

Surrender to Love; give it a try for 30 days and let me know what happens. Heck, maybe even give it a year. If your way hasn’t worked so far, perhaps this may be a better way.

Define Yourself

In the Western world, we spend more of our time rushing around trying to “accomplish” something. Fill in the blank and we are trying to get it done. Make more money. Lose more weight. Find more love. Finish our to do lists. Have more energy. Get a better job. Have more free time. Love ourselves more. Get to work on time. Get home on time.

Western society is dominated by “achievers”. Nothing wrong with achievers – I myself have an achiever within me. But – like everything, if the achiever is out of balance, LIFE is out of balance.

I have come to believe that you cannot force most of the things in life. Sure you can set goals and achieve them, but I’m talking about something bigger. It’s VERY important to know what you want. If you don’t know what you want it won’t happen.

BUT – if you spend all your time focusing on what you want, and at the same time believing that you are experiencing lack in the not having of it, you are setting yourself up for a lot of pain.

The truth, as I see it, is that you and me, we are already whole. We are children of this JOURNEY and by our very nature are taken care of. If we have a goal to achieve, it’s not because we are lacking anything, but because we choose to experience a different version of fullness.

You can’t do it all by yourself. And chasing what you want from a place of lack will give you results. But if you want BIG RESULTS, BIG LOVE and FREEDOM, I suggest entering into life from fullness.

The uneasiness you feel from going from a perception of lack to a belief in already being full is your work. When you can walk in your own skin and feel like you’ve already arrived and that you are already full – you have arrived to your own power. Until then, surround yourself with people, places and circumstances that promote your fullness and your dreams. Cultivate a positive mindset; work on yourself every day and LET GOT OF RESULTS.

A life of fullness exists today, right now. Your work is to see it, feel it and then act from that place. You will bring even greater fullness into your life when you do.

Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself!!

What About Your Circumstances…

 

Do not attach your self-worth to the circumstances of your life. What happens “out there” does not define who you are.

When things don’t go your way, when things go “wrong”, and when you do not seem to currently have enough money, do not attach a story or sense of self-worth to your circumstances.

Who you really are, the power being within you, can decide to take charge and CHANGE your current circumstances. If you were just your circumstances you would not be able to change them.

The mere fact that you have to make a different choice, educate yourself, raise your standards and want better for yourself – means that you are more than your circumstances. If you weren’t there is no way you would even be able to have thoughts of changing it.

Realize this profound TRUTH – that you are not your circumstances! You have the most powerful force available to you right now – the power of CHOICE, to want more, to become who you know you really are, beyond your fear, to embrace the UNKNOWN with a cool and confident knowing that…. “you got this”.

Detach from any stories you tell yourself that attach your worth to your circumstances. Circumstances are neutral. YOU are strong and YOU are able to change your circumstances.