When you think you’ve surrendered enough, surrender some more.
We spend so much time living what we’re not—all the places we’ve been told we have to achieve, to fit in, to be good enough, to prove ourselves. Very often, we don’t even recognize ourselves anymore. Who are we without the demands and the lists and the constant self-judgement?
Let’s be honest, some of us have gotten so good at judging ourselves that we don’t need others to do it for us. We can critique ourselves just fine, thank you very much. After all, someone has to keep our wild selves in line. Where would be without the leash we’ve wrangled around our deep desires?
What if those dark and scary places you’re terrified to go are exactly where you need to be?
What if they hold the key to you? To your higher self?
Maybe, just maybe, there’s nothing to be scared of. Maybe our shadows are simply places we’ve cast behind our light. Once we are willing to embody our light fully, the shadows can come back home to us. We can be integrated, full of wisdom, compassion, and experience. We can embody our truth and make space for others to do the same.
We see our fellow pilgrims on the journey of self-discovery. We recognize their yearning for truth because it’s in us, too.
What you resist persists. The more you try to grasp and cling and control, the more you distort your authenticity. It takes you further away from the path you came here to travel. It’s a waste of time and energy—you can tell because it won’t feel good.
It could show up physically for you in headaches, digestive problems, sleep issues, and maybe even weight gain. It could also be psychological with anxiety, panic, and pervasive stress.
These are all markers from the Universe that you’re off course. Come back to center. You came here for a reason, and it wasn’t to suffer. You came here to be an expression of the Light. As Brad Yates says, You are a magnificent child of the Universe. That’s your job.
You are already all that you need to be. No assembly required. Your only job is to be it. Not to be what you think you have to be to get what you think you want.
Be yourself and the rest will follow.
Surrender, always surrender.