Surrender to the flow and find peace (Coronavirus crisis)
Give yourself wholly to the flow of Life.
If only for this weekend; Take a step back from everything you’re concerned with for the next three days.
Until Monday, resolve to let go – let go – let go! whenever a fear-thought comes and whenever you feel the urge to control or try to predict what will happen next.
Completely abandon yourself into the flow by saying “I am no longer in control” and “Thy will be done” (which can simply mean what your heart/soul wants).
I promise you that you will experience life in a totally new way if you do this, and you might even see miracles happen in your life by this act of surrender.
And then trust. Trust and have the willingness and acceptance to go with the changes that are happening now without resistance.
Fear and worry always takes us out of alignment, while trust and surrender takes us straight back into it.
Practice radical surrender this weekend.
Whenever fear comes up about the future, say to yourself that “right now, I’m okay”, because the truth is that you probably are, and none of us know what will happen next.
Remember that as quickly as something ‘bad’ like the Coronavirus crisis can happen, a miracle (or something really ‘good’) can happen too.
An opportunity or the exact right answer or solution you need can suddenly show up for you and come to you completely out of the blue, just like Coronavirus crisis did.
Remember how quickly things, everything, has changed, in only a few weeks time.
One day life was just fine, and then the next day it was not so fine anymore.
Instead of fearing that things will get worse, life can also suddenly take a shift towards betterment.
A shift towards something you could never had imagined (in a good way) can happen suddenly too, and when it does, you will see that it was not something you ‘made happen’.
So surrender to the flow of Life. Trust the unfolding of what’s happening right now.
Trust that something good is being born out of this, even if you can’t see it right now, or even imagine how something positive could ever come out of this.
Let Life be in charge, if only for the weekend.
Realize that maybe it’s not your job to figure anything out.
Sooth your nervous-system and take yourself back to peace by holding your hands over your heart and tell yourself that you’re okay right now, and that things can shift from one day to another, and for the better.
We don’t know enough to worry, and by doing this and by breathing slowly and deeply for a few minutes, you will come back into peace and feel calmer. (I recommend using a timer for this so that you can really get connected with the present moment for 3-5 or ten minutes or so.)
Here, in this place of peace is where we belong. Peace is our true state to be in, and it always comes when we align back into harmony with Life itself.
It’s only when we truly take our hands off the controls that we can experience the magic and miracles of life.
Let go of speculation, opinions, preferences, and most of all FEAR, and let Life come to your aid.
Allow Life to love you and take care of you and show you the way moving forward.
Open your heart and mind to the universe and allow yourself to be informed from a deeper place within you where fear does not exist.
Something new is trying to be born, and it will be born from that which is crumbling and falling away from your life right now.
I know many people feel lost and afraid right now, but I’m telling you, if your number one priority is to get into alignment again (and stay there), you will rise like a phoenix from this.
Let whatever wants to die and fall away, go, and let what wants to be born, be born and come alive.
This is an awakening process that is happening, both globally and in our personal life as well.
Remember to breathe and to once again surrender and give everything over to the flow of Life whenever fear and worry about the future comes up.
Give yourself fully to the moment and do your best to stay there (here).
Remember, this too shall pass.
Suffering comes from resistance.
Resistance keeps us from being connected to that larger something that governs our life, and it’s the resistance to the change that is happening now that creates the suffering.
Surrendering to the flow of Life does not mean we don’t respond to what is going on in our lives, it just means that we are now able to act from a place of presence instead of fear.
To react and respond to whatever is going on in your life is not going to lead to anything good if you come from a place of fight-or-flight.
We need to get back to a place of peace and surrender, and then from there move forward, and only when we’re guided to do something.
This takes trust and patience, because sometimes we’re asked to do nothing at all.
In this process, the more you get out of the way, the less ‘you’ there is, the easier it is for the universe to step in and help you.
Alignment, coming into harmony with Life, is always the answer, and then from there you will always be guided on the path moving forward.
“If you let go a little, you will find a little peace. If you let go a lot, you will find a lot of peace. If you let go absolutely, you will find absolute peace and tranquility.” – Ajahn Chah