You know the feeling you get when you are on a holiday, your last week in a job or your final days in a city or place. You start to feel all these amazing opportunities open up around you, you start to really truly see the situation for what it is and deeply appreciate the people that shaped that experience for you - we then wonder to ourselves why is this all happening at the end? The simple answer is you are finally surrendering and letting go! By allowing ourselves to surrender unblocks passages. It re-routes us on the path of love because it is through our releasing that places our faith back into love instead of fear. No you are not giving up, or causing the situation to mean nothing, you are releasing control. You are literally weighing your options to see if something makes you feel heavy or light. Imagine this feeling every day? A feeling of lightness and space, and an abundance of opportunities!
For me personally the end of my time in Sydney is approaching – and although I have felt the past six months I have been surrendering like none other – the past few weeks I have even more so let ALL my fears fall down and have literally felt like I am being taken along on a cloud of love and hope through my final days in Sydney. I can tell you now it feels amazing! The experiences I have been encountering in the past few weeks have been so magical and I feel so connected to my nearest and dearest here that I feel so much bliss right now. Which has got me thinking a lot about surrendering and things coming to an end – impermanence – the nature of life.
Everything must come to an end ultimately. So why do so many of us hold out until the last days to really let ourselves go? In extreme cases and actually so often some go through life and realise their truest potential, their freedom – LITERALLY right at the very end. The clarity presents itself right at the end and what REALLY matters to their soul presents itself in their final hours of life.
So WHY is it we do this? Quite simply most of us are living, breathing and making decisions based on FEAR – not LOVE. Once we start to shift our focus from a place of fear to love the opportunities are endless. We hold back on saying what we truly feel in fear of rejection, or we refrain from challenging ourselves in fear of failure. But imagine making your next decision based on love? Wouldn’t that change things!
IMAGINE feeling freedom every day of your life… YOU truly can! The act of surrendering and living through a place of love comes in the form of finding peace and clarity in the moment that is NOW. By not letting the past define who we are or the future create anxiety and fear within us. The true love and peace comes through being connected to our bodies right now in this moment; and disconnecting from our heads.
Below are some tips to letting go and surrendering in any situation you are in right now.
* MEDITATE :: Sit quietly and focus on the breath, inhale and exhale and think to yourself – what are my next thoughts going to be? Watch the gap form in your mind, hold this blank space and breath joy into this space of love.
* FAKE IT :: Literally pretend you are leaving your job (in your mind) or your city or whatever situation you are in. Act as though tomorrow is your last day and that you will most likely never see any of these people again. Watch all that fear that was holding you back fall down around you and the opportunities and space start to unravel.
* BREAK FREE :: From what you think you SHOULD be doing or what others expect of you. Once you connect to your true core being and self, it does not matter what anyone thinks of you anymore because you know who you are. Accept who you are and your purpose and what it is you love and surrender to it and let it take you on its wild journey.
* PERSPECTIVE :: Put it all into perspective, why wait for your 4 week holiday a year to truly feel alive? It doesn’t have to be this way. Shift your focus and look at the big picture…Do you want to look back when you are 80 and think ‘oh shit I should have started that project when I was 26, or told my wife/husband I love them more, or followed my passion and created a life around that’. Live today, like it was your last! I mean it!
Once you establish the core reason why you need to surrender – the actual act of surrendering will happen effortlessly. So what do you have going on in your life right now that has a hold on you in a way you wish it didn’t? Try to get honest with yourself about what your life would look like if you were free from that issue and allow yourself to SURRENDER IT!