Sweet surrender happens in the moment when you release your attachment to specific outcomes and choose to lean fully into the faith of the universe. We all have goals we are working towards. Once you set the intention to begin manifesting these goals you must generate a clear vision of what it is that you desire. These first few steps are generally pretty easy to commit to. The next step is where we usually run into problems. When we are asked to surrender the outcome to the Universe it is usually met with resistance. The complex art of sweet surrender is one of the most challenging to master because it requires us placing complete faith in the Universe, and trusting that our intentions have been heard. Human nature is to constantly want to control and keep a tight grip on the matters that are truly important to you but the more we resist and try to control the more the issues persist.
When we attempt to control things we end up limiting the possibilities of the outcome. It places an energy of resistance on the situation that limits the ability to expand on the possibilities. When our egos try to control situations to suit our perception of the right path, it creates an imbalance. It doesn’t allow space for God to create. It is our responsibility to create a clear vision for the universe and listen to the guidance we receive, but it’s the Universe’s job to figure out the how. We in our human state cannot always see the bigger picture. Sometimes what may appear to be our greatest obstacle ends up becoming our greatest gift. As a society we have this idea that life happens to us, often thinking “How could this happen to me?”. But that is not the case at all. Life does not happen to us but happens for us. Life is very intentional. It does not give us what we want but rather what we need. When you truly understand this you begin to find your purpose through your pain.
Choosing to lean into that space of sweet surrender is incredibly freeing and empowering. It allows you to release the past, let go of future worries and truly stay present in faith that you are always being guided even when it doesn’t feel that way. When you take a step back to be present and surrender to what is(,) you allow yourself to place faith in your angels and guides. We can’t always see the bigger picture which sometimes makes it difficult to understand why life has played out in a certain way but perhaps there is a lesson entangled in the detour. So today I encourage you to take some of the weight off of your shoulders and truly lean on the universe. Choose to surrender and trust that life will provide you with what you need when you needed it. You are a divine being worthy of peace. Choose to invite that peace into your life.
Happy Girl’s Guide to Life
-Joann Tavares, P.D.