Last week I shared with you a Release Technique which involved being present and accepting and allowing what is. This awareness is the beginning of understanding the dual aspects of manifesting–understanding the nature of the universe as a mirror for your thoughts and feelings, and knowing yourself as part of the unlimited creative consciousness or Quantum Field, balanced with the power of true surrender.
In our final email tip from my Claim your Abundance Chant Challenge course, I included this inspiring quote and my own realization of holding the challenging balance of simultaneously expecting miracles while fully surrendering:
“Expect your every need to be met. Expect the answer to every problem, expect abundance on every level.” – Eileen Caddy
When my intuition began to really open up years ago, I took some friends from our meditation community to this one church where I had a profound personal experience of Mother Mary and Jesus (incorrectly attributing the extraordinary mystical experience to a particular church).
But my friends didn’t have any experience at all, and quite puzzled, as they were on the spiritual path way longer than I was, and so they asked me what I was doing that perhaps made the difference?
I realized I did the following things:
- I ASKED continuously and curiously all manner of questions that I really wanted answered (heart-felt and passionate longing) and
- I totally expected an answer!
- I did however have to let go of the exact timing of receiving the answers.
On the other hand, the couple had just been sitting for an hour waiting for a miracle to happen to them.
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What does it mean to Surrender?
When we put too much stock in “being surrendered” as an attempt at spiritually releasing all desires, I often find an underlying stance of passivity … airy and ungrounded, rather than powerful knowing of ourselves as capable Co-creators of our reality.
Many of us were brought up in cultures and traditions that “Not having-ness” or being desire-less was really being more “spiritual”.
What can be lurking underneath all that false surrender or letting go of wanting, is often a deeply held belief in limit or lack. This is not really a true understanding of the Universal Intelligence that beckons us all to step into our manifesting power and sit at the Co-Creator table.
Dr Judith Orloff MD writes: “I’m intrigued with the idea of surrender, not as defeat or loss but as a positive, intuitive way of living, power that grows as you develop trust in the moment as well as in change and the unknown. In Sanskrit, surrender is “samprada,” meaning to give completely, or deliver wholly over. I’m defining it as the grace of letting go at the right moment–- the ability to accept what is, to exhale and flow downstream with the cycles of life instead of battling them or anxiously brooding. To manifest true success and happiness in your life, it’s important to know when to let go and when to be assertive.“
In essence surrender puts you in a state of accepting and allowing what is to be just as it is, without resistance or judgment. This is aligning with the universal or divine flow. It is a fine line between making things happen in an anxious and clingy kind of way and choosing to surrender to what is happening around you.
More and more frequently I am living in the knowing that the Universe wants me to play with my innate power of co-creation.
Yet I am also quite surrendered or detached from the outcomes. It is like having one foot firmly in both places.
In this video below, I share how one morning, I had the thought that I would really love a statue of Divine Mother and for a few moments I nurtured a truly heartfelt desire of how I would love that for my garden.
Then I totally let go.
I didn’t shop around, or try to figure out how to make it happen, or even worry about where the money was coming from.
Watch this video to find out more on the importance of both stepping into your power as a Co-Creator while also being fully surrendered, and how holding this delicate balance helped me manifest so many blessings, including this gorgeous Divine Mother statue in a few hours for a fraction of the cost I had seen for years!!!!