It is not uncommon for those of us in the healing profession to simultaneously be experiencing the exact same things our clients are experiencing.That’s one of the greatest gifts, I find, in being a healer, we heal in others that which needs to be healed in our self.

Recently I have noticed a common thread in my conversations with almost every client, the illusion of control has been running the show and nothing is getting done other than frustration, self-sabotage and negative self-talk.

Then the universe cosmically pulled the sheet off the mirror so I could see how my clients were reflecting back to me precisely what I had been experiencing in my life.

As I so eloquently guided my clients to let go and surrender, my inner observer was sitting back chuckling saying, “Hey sweetheart, that’s some great advice, why don’t you try it on for size?”

So I did.

Try it on.

And it was itchy and uncomfortable. It was too tight and I couldn’t breathe.

Letting go was one thing but surrendering completely was a whole different story.

The dictionary says that to surrender is to “hand over”.I find comfort in feeling like I have some control in my life, so to even entertain the idea of “handing over” any part of that control (illusion or not) was quite intimidating.

But nothing else was working. None of my old trickery of willing, forcing and pushing my way through would even budge what I was up against this time.It wasn’t working because what I was up against was more of the same old familiar opponent, only stronger and wiser over time. That great opponent was me. Only now I was savvy to my trickery and it no longer held the weight it used to.

Surrender was my only option.

So I said the words.

God, I cannot do this on my own. Please take this burden from me and transform it. Help me, guide me, show me the way.

And then I was able to breathe again.

Your Assignment

Go on . . . go get your journal. And use these questions to start the conversation:

  1. What does surrendering look like for me?
  2. What does surrendering FEEL like for me?
  3. To whom or to what am I surrendering?
  4. What exactly am I surrendering?
  5. What am I most fearful of if I were to surrender?

Let this exercise flow. Give your Self permission to really step into the energy of surrendering and experience that fully. You just might learn something meaningful.

Author's Bio: 

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Aimee Yawnick has been mentoring women to make personal growth and development a priority for over 15 years. First, in the Health and Fitness Industry, now as a Personal Life Coach. With proven tools and systems Aimee helps her clients move swiftly and smoothly from a life of just ging through the motions and merely existing to being an active participant and living life to the fullest!
If you are a highly motivated and results-oriented woman who understands the value of developing your SELF, and you are ready to accelerate your personal growth in order to play a BIGGER GAME in your personal and professional life, contact Aimee today.