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Controlling VS Surrendering

Updated: Apr 18, 2023

“You don't have to plan it all out, we will gift it to you”

That came through to me when I was trying to plan what my next podcast episode is. I grabbed my notebook with ALL my ideas and topics that I have brainstormed as well as received from followers and listeners to plop comfortably on the cough to do the outline for the episode. Literally every time I went to plan it out, I went blank or something would come up with the kiddos or the doorbell would ring, the dogs would need something. There were just lots of life things happening.

So I decided to take a walk to the mailbox and just let it be.

When we’re coming up against resistance, it’s a really great opportunity to give yourself some breathing room. Sometimes we’re resisting for a reason! As I was walking to the mailbox, that first line came through for me and I was like well, ok then. I guess I’m going to just let this be what it is and trust it will come through.

Truthfully, it’s been a learning experience for me to just surrender and allow.

Are you a planner?

Maybe your plan has to have a plan?

I feel you.

I have gained this idea of planning every little detail out over the years as a way of control.

If I can plan it out, nothing can go wrong because I can foresee what's coming.

Ya know?

But it doesn't always work like that.

Surrendering can feel SCARY

Handing the keys over to your higher power and full body trusting?!

That used to be a hard NOPE for me.

Then I thought, what other choice do I have?

Continue to feel anxious and stressed and in a constant state of fight or flight all the time?

Or ease and flow and trust?

Turns out the latter feels better.

Also has turned out that I have built evidence in my favor that it will all work out for me because it does.

So, if you're feeling like this too, you can try these journal prompts to get you started:

--Why do I feel I need to plan everything out?

--Where did this come from?

--When I plan out everything, how often do I *actually* have to use that plan?

--How often has everything actually turned out ok?

--What's my truth?

Save this blog post so you can come back to the journal prompts. Feel free to contact me and let me know if this resonated with you today!

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