One of the biggest obstacles I had, when I was first starting out with the Law of Attraction, was understanding what it means to give up.
Surrender can sound negative, because it creates the impression of “stopping.” It may sound as if you are admitting defeat. I was very clingy to my desires, and I didn’t understand that part about giving in at all. I am the type of person who feels my desires fully. So I never really saw my desires manifest properly in the beginning because I misunderstood what it really means to give them up.
Does this bother you at all?
Let me explain.
Giving up really means letting go of the HOW. It means not trying to get too involved in HOW things are going to happen for your manifestation to happen.
When you TRUST, you don’t need to know how, you just believe. That is the real secret of surrender.
Let’s gather a little about the stages of manifestation:
- Get clear on what you want
- Ask the Universe / set an intention
- It strengthens your alignment with it
- Take inspired action
- Surrender and trust the process
Of course, everyone is different and we all follow a unique process for manifesting our desires. You don’t have to take the order of these too seriously, you may already be taking inspired and joyful action towards your desire before you “formally” ask the universe or set an intention. That’s great news! This means that you are already energetically aligned with what you want.
However, it is important that you surrender and trust the process. As I said earlier, surrender does not mean giving up in this context. It means letting go of the tension and stress of trying to make something happen the way you imagine it to unfold.
That, believe it or not, is a really big challenge for most of us. We have preconceived ideas about how we want things to work.
Delivery is truly TRUST. You are saying to the Universe, hey, I know you will guide me and I will let go and wait for that inspired action, or that sign you give me in the form of a feeling, an instinct or a new encounter.
You can align with your desires just by feeling happy! You may be wanting money to buy a new house, and during the time you are meditating, or laughing with your friends or dancing in your Salsa class, you are aligning yourself energetically with that new house, ALTHOUGH it seems to be totally unrelated. Your happiness raises your vibration and brings your desires closer to you.
This is really how it works. The answer is always to live your life to the best of your ability, feel as happy as you can as often as you can and enjoy every moment.
Knowing how your intention comes about is NOT your job.
Your only job is to maintain your HIGH VIBRATION and get on with your life!
You don’t have to keep checking or keep telling the universe what you want. That’s it. And I know it’s hard, we could all do with learning to give up more.