One of the biggest stumbling blocks I had, when I was first starting out with the Law of Attraction, was understanding what it meant to surrender.
Surrender can sound negative, because it creates the impression of “giving up.” It can sound as though you are admitting defeat. I used to cling very tightly to my desires, and I didn’t understand that part about surrender at all. I’m the kind of person who feels my desires fully. So I never really saw my desires manifest properly in the beginning because I misunderstood what surrendering them truly meant.
Does this resonate with you at all?
Let me explain.
Surrendering really means letting go of the HOW. It means not trying to get too involved with HOW things are going to come about for your manifestation to take place.
When you TRUST, you don’t need to know how, you just believe. That is the true secret of surrendering.
Let’s recap a little on the stages of manifesting:
- Get clear on what you desire
- Ask the Universe/ set an intention
- Strengthen your alignment to it
- Take inspired action
- Surrender and trust the process
Of course, everyone’s different and we all follow a unique process for manifesting our desires. You don’t have to take the order of these too seriously, it might be that you are already taking inspired and joyful action towards your desire before you “formally” ask the universe or set an intention. That’s great news! It means you are already aligned energetically with what you want.
However, it is important that you surrender and trust the process. As I said before, surrendering does not mean giving up in this context. It means giving up the strain and stress of trying to make something happen how you imagine it to unfold.
That, believe it or not, is a really big challenge for many of us. We have preconceived ideas of how we want things to work out.
Surrender is really TRUST. It’s saying to the Universe, hey, I know you will guide me and I’m going to let go and wait for that inspired action, or that sign you give me in the form of a feeling, an instinct or a new encounter.
You can align with your desires just by feeling happy! You might be wishing for the money to buy a new house, and during the time that you are meditating, or laughing with your friends or dancing in your salsa class, you are aligning yourself energetically with that new house, EVEN THOUGH it seems to be totally unrelated. Your happiness raises your vibration and brings your desires closer to you.
That really is how it works. The answer is always to live your life as best you can, feel as happy as you can as often as you can and enjoy every moment.
Knowing how your intention comes about is NOT your job.
Your only job is to keep your VIBRATION HIGH and get on with your life!
You don’t have to keep checking or keep telling the universe what you want. That’s it. And I know it’s hard, we could all do with learning to surrender more.