Surrender into the feeling that everything happens just as it is supposed to.
Walk tall into the moments of pain, hurt, and uncertainty. See them as perfect lessons, perfect stepping stones to get you where you want to go.
A common theme in my life the past couple weeks has been to surrender into these moments. To become less rigid and tense and trust the process.
It came up in a yoga class.
For those of you familiar with yoga – holding a position for a long period of time can bring about some serious mind chatter . . . ‘how much longer do I have to hold this, this hurts, I can’t do this.’ Well, this is one way to experience it. However, when you surrender into the moment instead, into the stretch and uncomfortable feeling you’ll find a state of pure bliss.
Not just in yoga though. Anywhere.
When something is uncomfortable or unfamiliar, surrender into that feeling and see it as a blessing.
When I say surrender, for me that looks like and feels like an expansion of my mind. I am opening it up and allowing for a new something to take its place. ( for new space to be created, a new pathway to form )
It brings a whole different perspective to struggle and pain.
And a whole new form of gratitude and peace.
Instead of seeing these moments as unwanted, painful, or steps back, they could actually be the perfect preparation for a giant leap forward if we allow them to be – by simply surrendering.
I do think it is also important to keep your well-earned and sturdy roots in place during this process as well. It is not always about letting go of everything you know. We got this far for a reason and we’ve been through enough lessons to know what we want to stand for and what we value. Be open to other opinions about your sturdy roots, you never know you might need to upgrade them yourself at some point, but remember why you grew them in the first place as well.
Accept What Is – Let Go of What Was – Be Open to What is Coming Next.
I have recently decided to dramatically lessen the material things I own.
For a few reasons.
I have more than I need.
I plan to spend some time traveling and having less belongings will be easier to manage.
And less things to pack when I decide to live in different locations.
I’m working on only owning and buying things which have deep meaning to me instead of buying just to buy or out of whim. (Mindful – intentional spending.)
Creating space for growth. Physically and mentally.
If I haven’t worn certain clothes or used an item in a decent amount of time, or if it has been stored away somewhere in a box for longer than I can remember….there is someone else who could use it more than myself.
I spent some time thoroughly going through all my possessions and asking myself:
Is this something that brings me joy?
When was the last time I used it?
Does it align with the person I am wanting to be?
Will someone else appreciate it more than I am right now?
Some items were very easy to let go of. Others I looked at, had a deep sense of emotion come to the surface, and had to revisit another day. In the end, realizing the attachment I had to the item was not serving me in a positive way.
A huge part of what helped me be able to give, and in such a big way, was coming to the understanding everything in this life is energy.
Everything, including us, ebbs and flows in and out of our lives effortlessly when we are connected to nature and free flowing.
It is when we latch on to something that we disrupt this natural flow. It is when we store items in our possession, physically or mentally, that aren’t in alignment with ourselves, or out of fear, that we block natures ability to allow more and better things to come our way. When we hold on to items and emotions, we stop the flow of new things coming into our existence that are meant to, which help us continue to grow and evolve.
When we give, we in turn allow ourselves room to receive.
You know the saying – you can’t give without receiving something yourself in return.
The return is a slew of positive emotions which can dramatically raise your vibration. In turn allowing you the ability to live in a state of flow and effortless ease.
Now doesn’t that sound nice.
I spent a full day giving away items that I no longer needed and it was an incredible day. I utilized an Unconditional Give or Take Group I found where I could offer my belongings directly to those in my area. Being able to directly give away your items to the exact person and to feel their appreciation and gratitude is such a wonderful feeling.
I have a handful more boxes I will be going through over the next couple months to have another day of giving.
My intention is to inspire you to do the same.
To start in a single room of your home and one by one, go through your belongings and make piles of what you no longer want.
Let it be enjoyable.
Feel good about what you’re doing ( because it is amazing! ) and let the physical act of cleaning out your belongs also be cleaning to your mental state.
Creating physical space, also creates mental space.
And then find someone ( or many) who could use it more than you.
This practice creates a clean and open space vibrationally for you to receive what life is trying to give you.
This world we live in is consistently responding to our wants and desires, but when we are blocked we block our ability to receive what we ask for.
Try letting go of emotional attachments you have to items.
If you haven’t used it in a awhile…do you really need it?
When you look at it or use it, do you feel good about it?
If not, if it brings up negative emotions, ask yourself if you still want to carry those emotions inside you. If so, or if you’re not ready, it’s okay to keep it. But if not, let it go – and the emotions will go with it allowing room for new and better ones to come in. Ones you can now intentionally choose.
May your coming days of giving be beautiful and a time of immense positive change in yourlife.
Towards a life of pure enjoyment and ease.
May you be happy. May you be healthy. May you be at peace.
Seeing new things will always require change, as the lessons seek to shift into our bones.
Many of us avoid the unfamiliar because we doubt we can hold it. We’ve been told for so long that we need a guidebook to tell us what to see. The American dream promises fulfillment while pouring concrete into our legs assuring that we feel as if we can’t stand anywhere but where they say.
We can pretend to build a happy home within the safety of the known, but it’s a facade. There is no promised safety. Just flow or resistance.
We either surrender to the present or we create anxiety, depression, and apathy.
Experiences deliver these lessons like a wheelbarrow of compost, delivering ingredients essential for growth. We can refuse to absorb it, but in doing so we choose a piece of life over the entirety.
We’ve been conditioned to feel weak, but our arms can hold more than we know. If it has arrived on our doorstep it is ours to meet, digest, wrestle with, consume, and then spit out what we no longer need.
Wherever you are, whatever you are doing, I hope that you take a moment to breathe in, soften your heart, remind yourself that you are capable, and lean into your lessons.