To surrender, according to the Webster dictionary, is to yield to the power, control, or possession of another. To give up completely or agree to forgo your own desire in favor of another. To give oneself up to the power of another’s influence.
When we think about surrendering our issues; challenges, problems, heartache to God/Goddess, the creator, our higher power, we are doing so because this supreme power (we can assume) has the overall sight to see and know what we cannot.
To surrender our issues requires a tremendous amount of trust and faith. Trust and faith that there really is the potential for a greater final result than our limited minds can consider in one moment. We are left wondering why this is much harder than it sounds. So, let’s explore that a little bit more.
When surrender is used in terms of war, it is one of the last options considered; after fighting for as long as you are able, being beaten down, witnessing death, hunger, so much stress, and then with nothing left to give, you then surrender to the enemy, so exhausted that you can no longer pull enough energy together to care or to fight.
Surrender can also be in relation to a controlling parent or spouse. Whether they are mentally, physically, or emotionally controlling you, one comes to the point that your personal will has also become so exhausted that you no longer have the energy to care and in desperation you can surrender your own soul’s will to their will.
Then we have a societal surrender. If you are in prison, you must surrender your every waking moment of freedom to the rules and regulations of the prison system if you want to get out on good behavior. We also surrender to our government, whether it is to liberal or conservative beliefs. We assume they can see the larger political picture that we cannot, therefore, we surrender to those political systems with trust and faith that politicians have the answers to society’s challenges rather than us.
How about surrendering to religious beliefs? Surrendering to the priest, minister, pastor, guru, or guided structure and belief systems, with enormous trust and faith that they too can see a larger vision that you are not able to see. Then there are our children. How many parents surrender to their children’s temper tantrums? We surrender to their hurt and pain, we give up our will to their will.
We have surrendered so much in so many aspects of our lives that we just simply give up surrendering to anyone or anything! We have been programmed to surrender constantly. We are beaten down by this and become exhausted by our relationships and ourselves. Our ancestors had to surrender much of their own personal freedom, to society, religion, alcohol, and wars just to survive. We have been surrendering for thousands of years!
Now, as a global society we are done with surrendering. Done with giving up our will to the authority of another’s will that has totally abused that trust. Abuse of trust in the form of parental authority, teacher’s authority, police authority, government authority and religious authority. We had to become rebellious to keep from continuing to drink the poisoned cool aide.
The true Art of Surrender requires a deep soul level of pure trust and faith. Pure trust and faith that you do have a higher power and that your higher power also desires for you all that is good in the world. That higher power with a vibration and frequency that does not work from a place of duality. The Art of surrender is giving up your issues to that higher part of yourself that is one with God, one with the Creator, one with the Divine.
To be able to do this does require you to release all old past hurts, and abuses from others with whom you gave authority over your life for a variety of reasons. To do this requires surrendering those parts of yourself that have forgotten how to trust and how to have faith. Therein lies the inner conflict.
How did we get in this conflict in the first place? It is quite simple actually. We project God qualities on man, and project man qualities onto God. In other words, we surrender to other humans thinking that in their wisdom or with their education and authority they know what is better for us than we could possibly know for ourselves. Therefore, in some ways we have elevated that human to God status in our eyes. Then God, the Creator, we struggle to trust, because our parents, minister, priest, friend, spouse, boss or government has misused the will we have given up leaving trust broken. In those cases we have lowered God the Creators’ status to human.
To master the “art of surrender” begins with you sorting out all the places in your life where you have mixed up those two relationships. The best way to begin this process is always through prayer and meditation.
Read the energy tips to begin your healing process.
The Art of Surrender
Just writing this newsletter took a turn that I was not expecting. As I wrote, I could feel the enormity of this conflict with trust and faith in the process enough to just let go and surrender. In knowing this, it will be helpful to give yourself permission to take time to heal. These energy tips are the place to begin your journey.
- Journal about all the relationships you have had in your life where you surrendered to their authority, or in other words …you made that person symbolic of God. You may need to take each part of your life in segments beginning with parents. We all see our parents as the ultimate divine authority when we are young. Then once you have completed this exercise with your parents then allow time for your body to integrate before identifying another individual to bring back to a human level.
- Ground yourself to the center of the earth to have a solid stable energy field, and a way to release old outdated energy.
- First forgive yourself for giving up authority to someone who may have caused you pain. Forgive yourself for surrendering to their authority.
- Thank the individual for the lessons learned even if they are painful, and remind yourself how old you are now, what todays date is now to help bring all your energy back to you from the relationship in the past.
- You may ask the person to forgive you for making them your God, even if they did not want that responsibility. This part is individual depending on your relationship with them.
- Then tune in to your higher self and the God of your heart. Forgive yourself for not trusting and having faith. Allow yourself to see where you have humanized God and forgive yourself for lowering belief, trust and faith in your higher power.
- Ask the God of your heart to infuse you with healing energy to easily release mistrust and non-faith or doubt. Then ask the God of your heart to help you gain strength in your trust and faith again, knowing that it is a process.
- Allow yourself to remember those times in your life where you did have trust and faith. Remember those times where you totally surrendered to your higher power and remember what that felt like. Finish with gratitude, for the Divine presence in your life that is a constant even when you do not trust It.
- Journal about the new awareness’s you gained wisdom about today. Set a goal to heal another relationship at another time.