Miracles occur naturally as expressions of love. They are performed by those who temporarily have more <love> for those who temporarily have less. ~ ACIM
The past 3 years have been tumultuous to say the least. It has been a deep test of my faith and self-esteem - a call from the Universe as to whether I can truly practice what I preach. Am I strong enough to trust that my highest good is unfolding? Do I live what I believe? Do I have faith? Do I love and enjoy who I am and what I am expressing to the world? Are the things I am building creating true happiness in my life? And what do I really desire from life? The past 8 months, I can honestly say has been the most challenging time of my life, and I have lived through a lot of traumas in my Soul's path of being a truly empathic healer! Through life's challenges and on any spiritual path, one of the most important practices we can take is surrendering. It is an art and there are many ways to do it, in this 3 part series I will explore some of the methods I have found that worked best to help me keep my centre during times of extreme stress or mange the emotions of heartbreak.
We live in a fast-paced, de-sensitized society, where we do not practice consciousness often. Therefore, it is especially important to do activities that require us to be conscious, such as surrendering and allowing ourselves to feel. When we explore and understand how to manage our emotions, we discover that our feelings are the ultimate gift; they help guide us through life. There are many ways to practice consciousness, for example meditating, journaling, deep breathing, card reading, or using a God box. For deeper discoveries of consciousness, there are other methods such as Pranic healing, Rapid Eye Movement therapy, or Past Life Regression therapy. The more you explore, the more likely you are to find the method that best works for you. Always remember to trust your intuition and to ask your Angels for help! This week I want to talk about surrendering to your Angels, Jesus and using a God Box.
When we feel life is being unfair surrendering to our Angels can be helpful, it is something you can do anytime and anywhere! I do it all the time and my life just keeps on getting better and better!! It can be as simple as talking aloud or silently to them, as you would to a trusted friend, about all of your worries, fears and insecurities. Surrendering is all about letting go, and getting truly honest with yourself in a loving yet compassionate manner. When you involve your angels in this process you can create huge life changes and usher in peace beyond your wildest dreams. You can also write them a letter of what is plaguing you or what you desire in life, then surrender the outcome to them or surrender to the willingness to accept their guidance. The more you surrender, the more you can free yourself from unhealthy thoughts and fears, and ultimately from your ego’s stronghold. Thus creating more light (true self-love) and deeply connecting with your soul. This is especially useful for deep traumatic experiences or life patterns such as sexual assaults, abuse, toxic relationship patterns, addictions (drugs, sex, money etc.) A Course in Miracles Teaches us that these are all the experiences the Ego feeds on and uses to keep us stuck and disconnected from spirit. (And it's important to note that these experience aren't anyones fault, and that surrendering is only STEP 1; you have to engage - ACTION is necessary, along side your asking. Therapies may be required for you to cleanse it and transform it properly. But you can ask for help in being guided to one that is right for you.) The process of surrender is how we are freed to love ourselves more and miracle are born. The conscious act of asking for help or surrendering life issues to the Angels through speaking or writing is key, as your Angels will never interfere with free will; therefore, they cannot help you unless you request their assistance. This will bring light and love to the places your ego hides from you and keeps you locked into bad habits. Then the last important step in this process would be staying open to receiving their guidance and letting go of how you think things ‘should be’ or how help should arrive.
Some examples of communing with your Angels would be:
“Angels I am feeling ashamed because...” or “I feel afraid because (blank) has happened and I don’t feel in control of my thoughts or emotions about this...”
Then ending it with a simple “I am willing to release my identity with this story. I am not my past or other’s opinions, actions or examples.”
As well as “I am willing to receive a new perception on this whole experience…” and “I am willing to receive a new perception on how my problems should be solved.”
“I am willing to…forgive; release these emotions/relationship/weight; love; to change… etc.”
Another of my favorite ascended masters to work with is Jesus. Now, I am about to go biblical on you here, but try to stay with me. I understand that there are many mixed emotions about him, but I believe He is the greatest teacher of love that has ever lived. His crucifixion story is an ultimate example of surrender because it represented a state of mind and a state of being that was of absolute love! He forgave the false perceptions and harsh treatments made towards Him; He was confident in His true divinity, His identity and His oneness with perfect love (Creator). No matter what the outside world did to Him, His love remained unconditional. He illustrated this through prayer for his attackers when he proclaimed “Father please forgive them for they know not what they do.” This story always reminds me that we can find peace in anything if we are able to surrender it to love. As A Course in Miracles (ACIM) which is presented to be based on Urtext, the original teachings of Jesus to his disciples, teaches, there is ONLY love, and only LOVE is real. And the description of sin from ACIM is “lack of love’. It reminds us that an attack on another is an equal attack on one’s self, as it is not done out of love. Yet we all do this reactively because we don’t know what to do with intense emotions or how to solve painful situations. Also we are encouraged to be mean to each other, ’stand up for ourselves’, ‘get ahead’, ‘take our power back’…and that love, kindness or forgiveness is weak. Yet love is the only thing that heals and kindness doesn’t have to be without strength (assertiveness). I believe that Jesus is the ultimate example of this and of love, which is why working with His energy is extremely powerful and healing. Always remember, by surrendering that which holds you in fear and by fostering actions aligned with love for Self and others, you can pull yourself into anything you dream, wish, or hope for in life. Jesus’ energy is very warm, loving and can enact the fast healing or resolutions imaginable and you can converse with him in much the same way as the angels or through prayer.
Another practice I use for surrendering is a God box. Surrendering helps create a state of trust between you, your Angels, and the universe. It is as though you have “placed your order” for life, and your only job is to follow your inner guidance that aligns you with what you have surrendered; to have fun and find the joy in creating your dreams with the least amount of stress possible. It can be any box; one that you purchase, or one that you create. I usually post a surrender prayer inside to help me get started. With your God box, you can surrender ANYTHING to rid your mind of thoughts and feelings decreasing your joy or dimming your light. You can put in pictures or letters, note of your desires, cherished memories, biggest worries or fears. What happens when things are deeper and more serious? Even those traumatic experiences that have left you with shame, trust and believe that you can surrender this to any of the Archangels or to your guardian team by being honest and owning your shame. By facing these issues head on, you honor your emotions and therefore your Soul’s process and then the surrendering of them to a higher power to solve or heal for you.
What I love most about studying ACIM, God Boxes or working with the Angels or Jesus is that they help direct you to release, and help you learn how to be open to connecting with others in love and unity, to know you’re not alone. It is important to not get hung up on what you call your guidance, for example inner guide, Holy Spirit, God, Angels, following your heart, Divine, etc. All are of the same energy and connection, and come to you in the way you need the most. Once you have surrendered something, gently -without a lot of will look for signs, such as bumping into a long lost friend, or education programs, a book literally jumps out at you, therapies or groups on your exact issue, searching the web for therapy methods and going with what feels best for you or new employment opportunities. Whichever way the guidance comes, trust that you will know, as you will feel drawn to it. It is as simple as eradicating these feelings in talks you have with your Angels. You may feel nervous, or as though you need more courage to fulfill your wishes but always remember, with the Angels on your side, ANYTHING is possible
Until next week…I love you, your Angels love you and you deserve to feel happy, to feel at peace and live your dreams! And don't forget to bring the light into everything you do today! Namaste
Now it’s your turn! Have YOU ever surrendered something to a higher power and received the most amazing outcome? I would love to hear from you!!! Please leave any comments below or on my Facebook page!
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As always, thank you for reading - Namaste,
Jayde Crystal Xo