Imagine yourself sailing against the wind or swimming against the current.
It didn’t seem easy, did it?
If given a choice, would you go the same way? Or would you float with the current and shift your sails with the wind instead?
Life can sometimes feel this way. We try to navigate our lives in a particular direction, but somehow we are met with so much resistance.
Here’s the thing:
The path of least resistance is often revealed only when we let go of our controlling nature and let the universe take charge.
But how do you actually give in to the universe?
This guide will look at 5 ways to surrender to the universe and what it really means.
Let’s get going!
1) Meditate with the universe.
No, that wasn’t a typo. It’s a made-up word intended to draw your attention (oops, sorry, not sorry!).
But it does mean something:
To make time to meditate and have a date with the universe.
You can do this at home, but if you can, it’s best done out in nature, away from the hustle and bustle of the modern world.
Once you’ve found your perfect spot, sit silently and declutter your mind free of all thoughts.
You can use breathwork or mantras to keep your thoughts from going astray.
Keep still and slowly feel your connection with the universe. This oneness can manifest in many ways. For example, you may feel it as a warm, tingling sensation throughout your body, or you can sense it in your thoughts.
What does it mean for you to be one with the universe?
It means you’re no longer alone in navigating through life. Instead, you have the best co-pilot there will ever be (the universe)!
When you connect with the universe, you are one with it, surrendering to its guidance, leading you to your life purpose and, consequently, the best version of yourself.
2) Tap into your intuition.
One of the best ways to fully surrender to the universe is to tap into your intuition whenever facing life’s crossroads.
Let me explain:
Our decisions are influenced by our hearts, brains, intuitions, or a combination of these.
When we think with our hearts, our emotions drive our decisions. The danger with thinking with your heart alone is that sometimes, our feelings can be so intense that it blinds us from seeing what’s truly best for us.
On the other hand, when we think with our brains, our decisions are influenced purely by logic. We look at things as black and white – as facts and figures, weighing their pros and cons before making rational conclusions.
Our intuition, however, is connected to our subconscious. It is shaped by patterns from our past experiences and guidance from our higher consciousness. So, decisions based on intuition result from simply knowing, even without proper reasoning.
Here’s an example:
Let’s say you’ve just been offered a job overseas.
Your heart says no because it means leaving your friends and family behind.
Your brain says yes because the new job pays higher, the overseas location’s property market is promising, and the cost of living is way cheaper.
The uncertainty drives you to surrender your desires to the universe and tap into your intuition.
You fly to the city in question, instantly feeling like you belong there. You decided to take the job despite not seeing the houses, not having gauged the expenses, and even before meeting any of the locals.
You made up your mind because it simply felt right.
That’s how intuition works.
I like to think of my intuition as a whisper of guidance from the universe. So every time I’m faced with a difficult decision, I turn to my intuition as a way of surrendering to the universe.
We all have the ability to tap into our intuitions.
But if you’re unsure of how to do this, you can always speak to a gifted advisor.
They can answer questions like, “How do I use my intuition to listen to the universe?” or “How can I strengthen my intuition?”
The problem is finding someone you can trust.
That’s why I recommend Psychic Source. When I signed up for a reading, they provided me with a unique insight into where my life was going, including how I can tune in to my inner voice.
Having tried several online advisors, I think they’re the most caring, compassionate and helpful network of gifted advisors out there.
Not only will a genuine advisor tell you how to completely surrender to the universe, but they can also help you discover your innate intuitive abilities.
3) Wave the white flag.
Soldiers go to war with the intent to win.
But the same soldiers also know when to put their weapons down. When faced with overwhelming odds, the bravest thing a soldier could do is surrender.
Our lives can sometimes resemble a battlefield. We want nothing more but to succeed against the enemies that we have left and right.
We go up against personal problems, professional roadblocks, and relationship conflicts. Also, we sometimes go against the grain of what society expects from us.
But have you noticed that sometimes, no matter how strong and long you keep fighting, it seems like you’re constantly losing?
When this happens, be brave enough to surrender to the universe.
Like the soldiers surrendering to choose survival over death, letting go of our controlling desires preserves the life inside of us. It is a momentary pause that allows us to save what’s left of our energies, so we can use it somewhere else, following the universe’s redirection.
Surrendering is a courageous display of awareness that there are things beyond our control. It’s an act of humility, recognizing we need divine intervention.
Like soldiers at war surrendering to be captured, we let the universe take the lead.
But wait, there’s more:
Waving the white flag in surrender to the universe can also mean letting go of negative thoughts. It means turning over our worries, frustrations, doubts, and fears to the universe, so we can be cleansed of all negativity to make room for the good vibes.
Like begets like. So the more we think positive thoughts, the more positive experiences we attract.
Surrendering means loosening your grip on control and tightening your trust in the goodness of the universe.
4) Choose to take action.
But wait, don’t make the mistake of thinking that surrendering to the universe means completely relying on it to do everything for you.
Reality check: you must take action to make your dreams come true!
Here’s how to surrender to the universe by taking action:
One of my friends opened a candle business a couple of years ago. She registered the business, set up social media accounts, and made her website live.
About four months in, she complained that she wasn’t getting any sales – nada, zilch, zero.
I asked her what her marketing strategy was, and she said she had none.
She hasn’t been posting on social media, hasn’t been promoting her business locally, and hasn’t tried cross-posting her products on other online marketplaces.
But, in her own words, she “set an intention for the success of her candle business, and I’m just waiting for that to happen.”
Needless to say, she got a big lecture on how running a business works. More importantly, she got an earful on what manifestation and surrendering to the universe truly means.
Fast forward 19 months, a small-business crash course, hundreds of social media posts, and 10 local markets later, she is now on target to hit the 5-digit annual profit mark.
When she took action, the universe paved the way for clients to flood her with orders! Coupling her manifestation with effort made such a big difference in the business she envisioned.
In short, when you surrender to the universe, you must take firm action and do your best, yet be flexible enough to leave the outcomes to the universe.
Here’s the catch:
Sometimes figuring out what actions to take after setting your intentions can be confusing. If you want more clarity on this, I’d suggest speaking to a gifted advisor at Psychic Source.
I mentioned them earlier. They have helped me in the past, and I’ve always found them honest and compassionate in their readings.
So instead of trying to figure out all your dilemmas regarding manifestation and surrendering to the universe on your own, speak to an advisor who’ll give you the answers you’re looking for.
5) Be okay with not knowing.
I hate spoilers.
I don’t know about you, but I’m not interested in previews or synopses when I watch a movie or TV show. I love the suspense of not knowing how each scene will unfold.
I enjoy anticipating even the most predictable endings. But for me, the best movies are the ones that end with surprising plot twists.
The way I see it, like in the movies, being okay with not knowing how our lives pan out is one way of surrendering to the universe.
To be okay with not knowing means allowing the universe to surprise you with its version of plot twists.
I feel you: Uncertainty can be terrifying.
But what if I told you that not knowing the future can be a positive experience?
Here’s how it works:
When we surrender to the universe, we reframe our perception of uncertainty. Instead of viewing it as something negative, we anticipate it as something positive: a possibility.
To make it even better: a mountain of possibilities.
You see, we are often blinded by how we envision our lives should turn out. As a result, we fail to realize that life can be much more than what we hoped for it to be.
That’s why it’s important to surrender to the universe.
Surrendering to the universe sometimes means losing our limited expectations of what the future holds. It’s trusting the universe to bring your life a beautiful plot twist, far greater than what you could have ever imagined.
The ABCDEs of surrendering to the universe
By now, I hope I would have helped you answer the question, “How do you truly surrender to the universe?”.
Let me refresh your memory:
- Be one with the universe.
- Concede control.
- Develop your intuition.
- Embrace uncertainty.
Hopefully, the mnemonic above will make it easier for you to remember the 5 ways of surrendering to the universe and what it really means.
But if a part of you still wants to know more, I recommend speaking to a genuine advisor.
And there’s one company I always recommend, Psychic Source. Not only did they blow me away with their accurate reading, but they were also kind and understanding of my situation.
So if you’re tired of wondering where life’s taking you, get in touch with a gifted advisor who can help you connect with the universe.
They can help you gain more insight and clarity about how the universe is steering your future on the right path. I did, and I’ve never looked back since.