“Spiritual work is a continuous willingness to let things go as they arise.”~ David R. Hawkins
What is possible when one continually surrenders? We find happiness within us when we make letting go a part of our life process. It is part of our divine nature to be happy. It is a choice I make everyday. You can choose to embrace your divine nature to be the joy you are, in-spite of life’s challenges.
The past several months have been a journey of surrendering at a whole new level for me. I let go of a relationship I had held onto for years. I let go of a business that I had spent seven years building. I let go of my perception of what thought I wanted to create. I let go of writing my book, blogging, and being on the radio. Most of all, I let go of “trying to make things happen.” I am a mover and a shaker. It is in my nature to get things done, shake things up, and make it happen. I know when to push and I know when to let go and trust. Well I experienced a whole new level of surrendering that has brought about an unshakable peace within me. Just when you think you are doing great, God says, “wait there is more! I can give you so much more! If you are willing to receive.” I completely surrendered myself to God and allowed myself to completely trust my higher self to flow with spirit. I connected to a deep sense of peace and love for myself. I gained a greater appreciation for my life and those that have been apart of my life experience so far. I learned to love the unknown instead of feeling uncomfortable with it. There is so much knowledge gained through surrendering control.
My message to you this month is to practice surrendering more than you have in the past. Here are some steps you can take to learn how to let go and surrender.
1.Make a conscious effort to feel your feelings as they come up, acknowledge them, and surrender them to God. As you go about your day recognize how you deal with your feelings. Do you acknowledge them? Do you do something to distract yourself so you don’t have to feel?
2. Write in a journal. Writing brings awareness of our true feelings and opens the door to inspiration.Keeping a notepad by your bed is a great way to start writing. Technology is used so much on a daily basis. Writing is great way to detach from technology and connect to your true self.
3. Write your negative emotions on a piece of paper and burn it. This tool allows the energy to be transformed into something else.
4.Do visualizations. You can visualize yourself in nature communicating with God. Feeling that connection through visualization can help you to feel safe to let go and surrender your worries, emotions, and thoughts over to God.
5.Write affirmations down and hang them around the house. One of the affirmations I have posted on my bathroom wall says,” I take the path of least resistance.” It is so exciting when you live the affirmations you have been saying for a while!!!
Surrendering allows you to flow with your life experiences.You will find happiness in your daily life as you practice surrendering. This is the path that allows you to flow with life instead of fighting it. Some experiences we have no control over and some we can create. We can have peace and happiness in both. We can gain knowledge and understanding of the mysteries of God through the art of surrendering.
Surrendering sometimes means we need to ask for assistance. After we have done all we can, we let go, and trust the angels will come to assist us. One of my angels is my friend Dr. Eve Agee. Eve is a life coach and the director of her coaching academy. You can learn more about Eve at www.eveagee.com. I had worked hard for many years trying to overcome my financial struggles with raising four children on my own. I found myself exhausted from the journey and didn’t realize how hard I had pushed myself to succeed. So I reached out for help. After the first session with Eve my life started to shift. The things I had been working on to create in my life showed up faster! My income doubled and I received inspiration on what to do with my business. I also began listening to my affirmation CD everyday from my phone. I am now living those affirmations I created on the CD. WOW! Powerful changes occurred when I surrendered and was open to receiving assistance. This was a very humbling experience for me. I am usually the one who is supporting everyone else. Surrendering and opening up to someone allowed me to receive more in my life. I received more money,love,happiness,inspiration,and trust in God. I discovered giving and receiving are the same. It feels free to give and to receive.
Another gift that I received through surrendering was becoming better at co-creating with God. Learning to be a creator is part of our divine destiny. Many people practice the law of attraction. The law of attraction is a great truth, however, there are higher truths available for us to receive but only if we seek them. If I want to know how to create I ask God directly, then I listen for the answer, or message he sends me from others. When we are in alignment with God, surrender control, remain detached from the outcome, everything we create comes to us effortlessly.
Love and light,
Johnna Andrea Tuttle