Saturday, January 8th, 2011...3:41 pm
How would you assess your first week of a brand new year in your life?
Have you experienced everything exactly as you have imagined…or have there been challenges?
Any time you set an intention you can be sure that you will receive Universal Guidance, help, and the occasional challenge to test how well you are doing (and to give you a gentle reminder of that original intention).
In my previous blog, I encouraged you to consider the month of January as a time of ‘surrender and release’ to all that is not working in your life; and to all things that do not serve your highest good.
Anytime you are faced with: conflict, hardship, awkward / tense moments, critical thoughts, a difficult situation, or any challenge that creates disharmony; consider surrendering to it and releasing – letting it go.
Give up your typical way of responding to these events: e.g. fighting to hold on to it, needing to fix or change it, making it your responsibility / obligation / or duty, and notice what freedom you make room for in your life.
The idea of a practice of “letting go” means that you can free yourself. Ideally you free yourself to come back to the right direction of your life, your purpose, and your path. Letting go also means freeing yourself of all of the moments (and sometimes hours or even days) of analyzing, critiquing, replaying a story narrative in your mind, and the emotions of angst and unhappiness that go along with your ruminating inner thoughts.
To truly surrender and release means that you can let go of what you have always done (and which likely isn’t working) and examine the situation from your own perspective. This isn’t an opportunity to point a finger outward and blame others, rather let others be who they are without needing to personalize their behavior as something that was done to you.
Focus on how you will let go (‘surrender – release’): feeling hurt, sadness, worry, anxiety, grief, anger, or any other emotion that comes from all of the conscious (and unconscious) inner dialogue that you have created in your mind.
Bring your attention back to how you can let go / release the situation, the events, or the person that wronged you - and return to your life, your focus, your goals and intentions for how you wish to be, all that will serve your highest self (the part of you that is most pure; and closest to god-like).
Surrender and release means you bring the focus back to you as a changing, evolving, loving being and how you might return to living your life the best way possible.
When you begin to walk around in your life….reminding yourself to surrender and release to things that otherwise caused you disappointment, upset, or inner turmoil, you actually create moments of “pause”… of positive reflection on who you are and where you’re headed before you move toward it…ever so gracefully.
‘…Surrender and Release’