The secret to feeling good and happy with what you have and where you are is to surrender. Surrender is different from giving in. Giving in means to let someone or something control what you do, and it allows you no choices. Surrender is to allow what is going to happen without judgment.
It took me a long time to learn this. Now I recognize this lesson as I see many others struggle with what they are handed in live. There was a time when I thought life handed me a lot of grief and sadness. I thought I could control the outcome if I stayed positive, and if I was clever enough to figure it out. It was like a rubber band. When I stretched it and shot out what I thought was a clever act, it came back and snapped me in the face. Another way to describe it was like a boomerang, when I threw it out with gusto and force it came back to haunt me. Either way it was not a good feeling.
Then I learned to surrender! I literally went through my gardens and my entire house, and asked how important these “things” were? It was a feeling of release from deep within. As I went from room to room and looked at my possessions, I realized there was more to life than sadness and hurt. I could leave all what I had behind. These were things that were added to my world for comfort and pleasure. I enjoyed them, but I didn’t need them to survive. It felt like I could “Let go and let God” show me what steps to take next. The universe (God) has a design of its own. When we surrender, we can just ride the wave.
When I came to the computer, my heart ached and I felt a strong urge of the importance to keep my business tools for now. There was so much that I could do with them to help other women. I remember how my sister struggled in her personal life. I felt many women were going through some tough stuff because of what had been handed down from generations before, with women being the downtrodden.
I finally realized I am not a victim; I am spirit, living life in a physical body, having physical experiences to learn to evolve to a higher consciousness.
When we know that what we perceive is an illusion, we get to change our perception and visualize what we really want to be. Then we can start living as if were already here. We get to accept and know each experience is a lesson for us to become better souls in this complex universe. Instead of thinking it is difficult, we can simply surrender!
Joyce this was beautiful. I could really feel your heart coming through on this message. BTW, it looks like your kept your hair brown…I LOVED IT THAT WAY. Can I add I love the shirt you are wearing in this picture, its a great compliment to those beautiful blue eyes of yours.
Thank you so much for the complements DorothyInez. I heard your teleseminar and you are great at giving beautiful information to beautiful women.
Such great advice Joyce! I know what you mean about feeling the need to control the outcome of something. My stress level has drastically decreased as I have let happen what will happen and surrendered to the outcome that is intended for me. Thanks for such great advice.
I love the idea of going through the house and questioning the importance of each object. I wonder what other questions there are to ask of them too, especially after you have released many of them. I am presently in the process of lightening the load of ‘stuff’ and it is deep and powerful indeed.
Yes Caitriona, Every week there is more to get rid of. I like your words of “lightening the load”, cause that is what it happens when we can let go of stuff that no longer has a true purpose.
Another beautiful article, Joyce. Like Catriona, I am in the process of de-cluttering my space, and part of the process for me has to be surrender to the knowledge that even things I like may not be helpful to keep in my space. The price of having both physical and mental space to bring in new things and new ideas is surrendering to the need to give up things and ideas that have outlived their usefulness.
Thanks Dorine, I appreciate your comments about de-cluttering; how surrendering and getting things out of our “busy” lives, we make room for more important thoughts and ideas.
The lighter ‘load’ of possessions brings to my mind a picture of walking a lighter ‘road’. I suppose because as we continue down our ‘road’ of life we are lighter and more free having surrendered much of the previous ‘load’, both physical and emotional. Thanks for the ‘vision’ Joyce!
You got it Lynn, it’s all about lightening the load to help evolve to a high consciousness. It helps clear the mind for higher energy to come through!