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How to Surrender

June 11, 2018

I’m Kavita
A Jungian Business and Success coach, a highly-sensitive woman and an empath. A mother of two beautiful boys, and a serial entrepreneur.
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I have been getting the message repeatedly that I need to surrender. Has your intuition ever told you to take a break? to allow the process to unfold? To have faith?  All of the above has been happening to me and many of my clients in the last few weeks. I don’t easily follow this advice.

In my mind to surrender has always meant giving up, and I don’t like giving up.

Since I kept getting the same messages I know this means it is in my highest good to listen. So, I began to really look at what it means to surrender.

According to Merriam-Webster online, surrender means:

to give up completely or agree to forgo especially in favor of another
to give (oneself) up into the power of another especially as a prisoner
to give (oneself) over to something (such as an influence)”
Well no wonder I equate the word with giving up, because it does, at least in one use of the word. The difference is that I wasn’t being asked to give up but to surrender to spirit.
What surrender means in the spiritual sense is: do the work to reach your goals and then leave the results up to a higher power. I realize if don’t have power over the results, I only have power over my actions and reactions.
This new understanding of surrender,  has come to me via discussions with friends, the blogs I read regularly, and even coaching calls. Finally, I decided that it was time to listen because had been pushing my self harder when I didn’t see the desired results. To my mind and to my ego, if I don’t get the results that I need, it means I am not trying hard enough. In some cases this may be true, in my case it usually isn’t. I have and do put in my full effort into the things that I do. Over-pushing myself just exhausts me, so to me this means try your best and then give it to Spirit.
So that is what I am choosing today. I give over my efforts to improve my health, my business, and my life over to Divine.
What goal have you been  pushing yourself past exhaustion to achieve? Can you surrender the results over to Divine energy? 
Here are some ways that you can surrender.
1. Prayer: Spend some time talking to Divine energy, giving over your problems and/or results. By doing this you are allowing the outcome for your highest good.
2. Write a letter. You can write a letter outlining your goals and the actions you have taken.  Write what you want to happen and if that would happen how you would feel. The reason that we want things to happen is because we want to feel a certain way. What if you could start feeling that way now, regardless of the outcome? How can you feel that feeling now? Today?
3. Create a surrender box. You can choose a box where you write out on slips of paper, photos, or any way you choose what you want. Then symbolically put that in the box and give it over to the Divine.
If you need support in surrendering your results, contact me for a clarity session.
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