BY MADISYN TAYLOR of DailyOM
A surrender box is a tool to help us to let go of our burdens so the universe can take care of them for us.
There are times when our minds become too full. Our to-do lists, worries, plans, and dreams may be so crowded together in our heads that we don’t have room to think.
We may believe that we are somehow taking care of our desires and concerns by keeping them at the forefront of our minds.
In maintaining our mental hold on every detail, however, we may actually delay the realization of our dreams and the resolution of our worries because we won’t let them go.
At times such as these, we may want to use a surrender box.
A surrender box allows us to let go of our worries and desires so the universe can take care of them for us.
We write down what we want or need to happen and then place the note into a box.
By writing and placing our thoughts in the box, we are taking action and letting the universe know we need help and are willing to surrender our feelings.
We give ourselves permission to not concern ourselves with that problem any longer and trust that the universe is taking care of it. You may even want to decorate your box and place it in a special place.
Your surrender box is a sacred container for your worries.
Not only do you free up space in your mind by letting go of our worries and desires and dropping them into your surrender box, but you are giving your burden over to a higher power. Once we drop our worries and desires into
the surrender box, we free our minds so we can be fully present in each moment.
Surrendering our worries and concerns and placing them in the hands of the universe doesn’t mean that we’ve given up or have been defeated.
Instead, we are releasing the realization of our desires and the resolution of our worries and no longer concerning ourselves with their outcomes.
It’s always fun to go back and pull the slips of paper out of the box once your requests have been granted.
And it’s amazing how quickly problems go away and dreams come true when we finally let go and allow a higher power to help us.
👣💙 These are not my words but I wanted to n place it here because it is such a beautiful gesture, such an act of trust
“I surrender all
All to Thee
My precious Saviour
I surrender all”
I can hear my Mema singing those lyrics, the Baptist hymnal in her hands as she tried to teach me to carry the tune along with her.
“I surrender all”
There’s something else when I give bodywork, I am so thankful for the ones that do surrender all, giving me their body and their soul, letting me work and trusting the process.
These are the ones that receive so much more because they are open n to the gift of healing touch.
I am learning to surrender my own body and soul, too, to receive as well as give.
Surrender isn’t waving a white flag, it’s opening up your heart and seeing what can happen if only you surrender your limitations.
I never learned to carry a tune by myself but when I surrender to another voice leading me, I can become part of the song.
I surrender all
👣💙 Jeanna’ Mead
615 a.m. 12.10.19