This was the little angel card that I pulled yesterday, shortly before heading off to Coventry to work at a lovely therapy centre offering angel card readings.
Before I left, I knew that 5 people had already booked to have a reading with me, which was fabulous, but I was a little concerned as the costs for this day would be reasonably high, what with the petrol etc. so naturally I hoped for more. So when I pulled this card, I was reminded that Surrender was the key to the day!
I journalled about this card and what it meant for me that day and thought about all of things that it could relate to. Oxfordshire was under a severe weather warning, with snow forecast, I was due to leave very early and had been a bit worried that overnight, the roads could have frozen, either meaning the journey could be treacherous, or I wouldn't be able to get out of the village. I had taken the precaution of checking the state of alternative routes out of the village the day before, so knew which route would be safest.
So I did what it said on the card, I surrendered, made the decision that the day would be what it would be. If for what ever reason I couldn't get to the centre, then I'd call and see if I could rearrange the day for when the weather would be better, and ask the centre manager to see if she could reschedule everyone for me. I let go of the need to have more people book or just drop by; the day would be what it would be; the people who needed the guidance that my guides and angels bring through, would come to me. I completely let go. It's something that I am practising more and more these days, and it's a very interesting process, I can tell you!
Anyway, I set off, very gingerely, driving carefully and slowly, alert and being very mindful. The roads weren't too bad and the journey was fine. I arrived at the centre a bit later than I'd hope to, but I let go of any stress around being ready to start on time, my first reading was booked for 10am. I actually began the reading only 10 minutes late, but because I surrendered and didn't fret, I was quite relaxed and calm. Nice place to be.
Well, more people who visited the centre's open day did book when they realised I was there, and I am sure that is because I surrendered and allowed the day to be what it was meant to be. In the end, I was really busy and had to carve out a little bit of time to eat! But that was okay, it was such a lovely day and I hope to work from that lovely centre again.
Surrender is such an important lesson to learn, and it's around with a lot of people at the moment. I'm finding that surrendering rather than stressing and/ or trying to control the outcome is reaping rewards, it's paying dividends, and it's a great place to be.
You see, everything is energy. Yes, everything, even you and I, the land around us, everything, it's just vibrating at different rates. And energy needs to flow easily for things to work.
When we try to control outcomes, or get stressey about things we cannot change, then that sets up a block in the flow of energy, and life, events, circumstances will be more challenging. In surrendering, allowing things to be what they are, accepting that this is how it is, we shift those blocks, and the energy can flow again. Then things happen nicely, positively and we are calmer, and hopefully more grateful.
I also practice this when stuck in traffic, yes okay I will be watching the time as I have an appointment to get to, but stressing over it won't actually make any difference at all, so why bother? I simply relax into the moment, make the decision that if necessary I will call ahead from my mobile and let them know, what else can I do? Nothing. And I find by doing this (plus visualising that parking space that I need, and asking my angels to help me with this) that I usually end up either arriving in time, or my appointment is held for me without any problem.
I've been practising this a lot in the last week. I have a lot to do around my home as I have many bookings for private readings, thanks to the magazine article, and of course, want my home to be clean and tidy for the lovely people who will be visiting. Then there's the pressure of trying to get my business plan written and all the other needs of the human condition. So I made a list, worked out the priorities and let go of the stress. I surrendered, and decided that I would do what I could do, and that would be it.
Each day that I have done this, I have actually managed to achieve more than I set out to do! I surprised myself, but surrendering and being relaxed about everything paid off, and it will for you too.
We cannot control outcomes, yet wanting to be able to is a very human thing. But letting go of that, surrendering to the flow of Universal energy and allowing enables things to happen as they are meant to. And we can be much calmer as a result.
How can you surrender, what can you surrender to? I'd love to hear your experiences, please do contact me or leave a comment.