What does surrendering look like?
This is an interesting blog post for me, as I am quite a control freak. I like being in control and doing the best I can no matter what I do. But, basically wanting to be in control all the time is exhausting and frustrating.
The new year is coming and there is a new (super) moon on the 1st of January, so I thought a great opportunity to write down what I would like to achieve for 2018. I was writing my intentions about what I would like to achieve for my business, health and wellbeing for my family and I, work/life balance, financial goals etc.
I keep reading over my intentions but I start to feel exhausted, hmmm another busy 2018. 2017 has been a very busy year for my husband and I and it seems for many of my friends. There have definitely been some highs and some lows, but I am truly grateful for the growth I have experienced within myself spiritually and intuitively.
I felt I needed some inspiration and opened up a book I love by Marianne Williamson and like always "Divine Guidance" the section of the book that I opened to was "Giving up results". Ok ok ok, I had an internal giggle and went with it. Straight away the words are very clear. "...when we surrender to something bigger than ourselves, to a Universe that knows what it is doing. When we stop trying to control events, they fall into a natural order, an order than works....surrender means, by definition, giving up attachment to results."
These words have really resonated with me and really make sense. 2017 has been sewing seeds and now I need to step back and see all of my intentions blossom.
An analogy to help explain this. Basically, if you think about all the ingredients that you need to make bread. These ingredients represent your intentions and once you start putting your energy into your intentions, it is the start of combining the ingredients and the kneading process. You have put lots of love and TLC into your dough and now it is ready for the oven. Once the bread is in the oven, this is when problems can occur for the process of manifesting what you want. Being a person that likes to be in control, opening the oven door so I can check the bread is baking will only ensure the bread will never get a chance to bake. So by not surrendering yourself, you are interfering with the intentions you have wanted to create, and we wonder why what we want to create does not manifest!
Surrendering at first looks scary and the ego likes to step in to remind you of all your fears, but if you can flick that ego away and keep that love flowing to all your intentions, the end result is so worth it. The best baked bread you can ever imagine.
Have an amazing new years and blessings to all of you for 2018.