Can you even relate to the question?
And, if you think that thought is a challenge, what about this one?
What if creating a void — in other words, a big empty space in your schedule — was the “action” you needed to take so you could surrender?
Does this sound crazy? Lazy?
All of the above?
Well, some of the most spiritually aware and wise people I know are being guided to do just that. And so am I.
At times, my feelings fall into that “all of the above” category. Yet, when I get still, and connect to my higher guidance, the wisdom resonates at all levels of my being.
As you might imagine, this has been a process. And overall, it’s been much more like a dawning than a lightening bolt, that’s for sure.
Surrendering to Our Higher Wisdom
It took a while, but eventually I realized that when we surrender, we are opening to the wisdom and the power of our higher selves. Truthfully, I already knew that about surrender, and how it applies to others. My obstacle was seeing that it works this way for me too. My fear of being irresponsible was so strong that it kept me from putting two and two together and applying this wisdom to my own life.
Next came understanding the importance and power of creating and allowing the void — the slower pace, the sometimes-empty schedule.
“Where would something new fit in?” asked my higher self when I was in my Akashic Records. “For years now there’s been no space in your life for something new. Not only that, there’s no extra space in you!”
That piece of truth did hit like lightening.
As did another.
When we surrender to the guidance of our higher selves, we open to a wisdom that is far greater than our human selves can comprehend.
Yes, our higher selves already know what’s best for us and what would make us truly happy. Happy in ways our egos cannot imagine.
This was another truth I understood in concept, yet I had so much going on that I missed how it applied to me. That’s because I was convinced that I knew what needed to happen next in my life.
As humans, we value the notion that we must know the outcome before we begin. And that bedrock coach’s wisdom that we should “begin with the end in mind” does have value.
That said, we have no clue what we push away by sorting life in advance of its arrival. We humans can’t see what our plans and our schedules crowd out of our lives.
The Wisdom of the Void
And because our egos need to know the future to feel secure, we forget that our soul already knows more than our human selves can even imagine. Hence the need for the void, and the wisdom of creating space for our soul’s desires to seep in.
Yesterday I began to harvest a bit of this surrendering and allowing the void, I’m happy to say. Because both of us allowed an afternoon to stay open, one of those spiritually aware and wise friends and I spent some time in the Records.
“What do you mean you haven’t been doing anything?” asked my friend. “Look at all the clearing you have done in less than a week!”
And she was right. If I had been off doing my usual things, I’d still be hanging on to some old ways of being and doing that no longer serve me, keeping newer, wiser, higher aspects of me at bay.
“Won’t it be exciting to see what comes in to take that space?” she asked.
“Yes it will,” I smiled.