FOR THE FULL MOON : How To Surrender In Six Easy Steps (if you're into that sort of thing)
I am sure if you are reading this, that you had some sort of transformative, insightful, frustrating, insert-emotionally-charged-adjective-here Full Moon in Aquarius experience in August.
However, if you are like me, and tend to feel guilty or pressured when you are "supposed to" feel a certain way or have some kind of life changing experience but did not, cut it out now! There is no guilt, frustration and anxiousness needed here. Being a human is for everyone, not just the people sharing their growth on social media. Right?
Let's Talk About What It Means To "Surrender."
There are times in our lives when we feel that something is just a little off or out of balance. Maybe we know e x a c t l y what the 'issue' is and we confront it head on, making changes where necessary and shifting what needs to be shifted. Other times, however, we know exactly what the issue is, yet...we continue to sit in it. We wade in the discomfort, the control, and sometimes the addiction to safety that is hurting our hearts.
We continue to stay in situations that we know aren't right for us.
We keep the same soul sucking job for 10 years because it pays the bills, we stay with the same unaligned person because it's easier than going through a break-up, we even eat the same foods and drink the same drinks that we know are causing us harm, simply because we have been doing it for so long that it seems doctrine. There are so many ways we are programmed to believe we deserve less than we truly do. We are human after all - humans having a human experience and we are far from perfect (hey, there is no such thing as 'perfect' in nature.)
When you surrender, you let go of the things that are not aligned with your heart's wisdom.
What the heck is your heart's wisdom, you ask? Well...try this.
1. Sit in a comfortable position and close your eyes.
2. Take 3 deep breaths - in through your nose and out through your mouth.
3. Bring your attention to the center of your chest. Your heart center. Your heart brain.
When you connect to your heart - you create synergy between the heart and the brain, which can elevate your intuition, appreciation, and compassion and help you act from your own individual wisdom.
4. Breathe in and out directly from your heart space until you feel a shift in your energy (you will feel it, but it takes time - be patient and trust that this does work).
5. Once you have felt the shift, ask yourself this, "What does my heart want me to know?"
6. Write down what comes up for you.
But, What About This Surrendering Bit?
After you connect to your heart and get the answers you need (it's okay if nothing arrived, this may take many many many times - it is not a process to be rushed...and maybe the answer is more of a need to become present than anything else), it is time to ask yourself what you are ready to let go of. You may not know and that is totally okay! However, if you struck gold on this 'knowingness,' it may be time to soften into surrendering from what isn't meant for you.
Is there anything that wants to be released? Uprooted? Freed? Burned to the ground? Is there anything or anyone that could be forgiven? (This could come in the form of forgiving yourself).
This is what it means to surrender (from my own experience).
It is a divine letting go of all the ways I control my world past the point of joy. It is all the ways I hold onto what isn't meant for me just because I have been doing it since I can remember. On this Full Moon, I (intended to) release all that is/was not serving me.
I threw my hands up to the divine, to my heart's deep wisdom, I asked for forgiveness and to let what is on its way out leave without making too much of a fuss about it. The result is a sense of freedom that is unlike anything that can be purchased or sold. It is the magic and the ease that comes with being bravely honest and standing up for the truth of the heart's wisdom.
The Soul Question....
Q. What does my heart want to me know?
I would love to hear from you! Feel free to write, message or send me pyschic downloads (just kidding) on what came up for you.
With So much love,