10 Step Guide on How to Surrender to The Universe
It involves a lot of letting go
Are you trying to figure out how to surrender to the universe? Do you feel exhausted from trying too hard? Are you feeling like you’re stuck in a rut?
When your plans are not aligned with your life purpose, life tries to put you on your path. It feels like you’re swimming against a strong current. You try to control your life’s direction because you don’t know how to surrender to the universe.
The more you try to force things in a certain direction, the more likely you will cause suffering in your life.
This 10 Step Guide will teach you how to surrender to the universe so you can align with your life purpose and manifest great things.
1. Listen to the universe
To learn how to surrender to the universe first you have to listen to what the universe is telling you.
And how can you listen to what the universe is telling you? By tapping into your intuition and following your gut feeling.
It’s important to note the difference between what your mind is saying and what your gut feeling is. Sometimes your ego can trick you into thinking that it’s your gut feeling speaking. When in reality, it could be just an egoic desire or an emotional attachment driving you to move in a certain direction.
When you are being guided by your higher self, you don’t involve yourself in situations that cause suffering and emotional pain. However, when we follow egoic desires, most often they lead to feelings of emptiness or suffering.
For example, if you have started seeing someone and they are showing red flags, letting go of that person is in your best interest. On the other hand, if you ignore your gut feeling and red flags, and involve yourself in that relationship, it might cause you a lot of suffering.
When you are in tune with your intuition, you find it easier to understand what the universe wants from you which makes it easier to let go and surrender to the universe.
So how do you tune into your intuition? Follow what your heart is telling you! Your mind tries to find secure ways to keep you safe. Your heart is where your intuition comes from, it acts like an internal navigating compass. So pay attention to how you are feeling when making choices!
2. Meditate in nature and tap into your intuition
Meditation has a lot of physical and mental health benefits backed up by science. It’s also a powerful tool to tap into your spirituality.
Most often, we are lost in thought and distracted by our own mental clutter. This takes away our attention and we miss out on the subtle messages which the universe tries to communicate to us.
One of the most powerful ways to connect to the universe is it through a still and calm mind while in nature. When you train your mind to become still, you are able to tap into your intuition and overcome the speculative fear created by the ego.
“To the mind that is still the whole universe surrenders”
Meditating in nature is more powerful as you are in touch with the elements of mother Earth. It helps you cultivate a feeling of oneness with the universe which makes it easier for you to tap into your intuition, and listen to what the universe is telling you.
Meditation is an ancient discipline that has been practised for thousands of years. It enhances your self-awareness and helps you become more mindful, which also helps you let go and surrender to the universe.
3. Practice mindfulness
How does mindfulness help you surrender to the universe? Mindfulness helps you become more aware of your thoughts, emotions and behaviors.
By enhancing your self-awareness you find it easier to become aware of beliefs and behaviors that are no longer serving you.
If you want to learn how to surrender to the universe, letting go of self-negative thoughts and beliefs is essential.
This allows you to grow and step into your power. If you keep holding on to false inner-core beliefs, you get stuck in unhealthy behavioral patterns.
Being mindful also helps you to get to know yourself better and find it easier to figure out what you really want to do in your life. It’s easy to get confused with the expectations set by society, and the pressure that comes along with these expectations.
Mindfulness helps you become aware of the false identities, and the roles that you are playing to comply with society. Once you become aware, you can shed the false identities and allow your authentic self to emerge. To build the new you and surrender to the universe, you have to let go of who you think you were.
When you let go and surrender to the universe, it means that you are letting go of the old version of yourself. It means that you are ready for a new chapter in your life, the chapter where you start being true to yourself and align with your life purpose.
4. Become comfortable with not knowing
Surrendering to the universe means you have to become comfortable with uncertainty. This might feel uncomfortable as your ego is always seeking security. That’s where the need to control arises.
However, the only thing we can control in reality is ourselves. Which means that you can only control how you react to things and what you make out of your present circumstances. Trying to control the uncontrollable will only create more resistance which will lead to suffering.
To surrender to the universe you need to let go of the need to control and have trust in a higher power. Some people might call it God, Source, Creator, Allah….. The name doesn’t change anything. Surrendering to the universe is a test of your faith.
So if you want to learn how to surrender to the universe, practice letting go of your need to control, and be ready to take some risks!
5. Step out of your comfort zone
As you strengthen your faith in a higher power, you become more comfortable with uncertainty. This empowers you to step out of your comfort zone and start testing your inner power.
When you tap into your intuition and learn how to surrender to the universe, it might feel scary. It feels like you are jumping into an unknown abyss. However, rest assured that the universe will catch you.
In order to start seeing some changes in your life, you need to make different choices. Change starts within yourself and everything else follows. If you stay in your comfort zone, doing what you have been doing in the past, how can you expect to see different results?
To surrender to the universe means pushing yourself through your fears, worries and self-doubts. It means letting go of what you have learned and opening the door to new possibilities. Possibilities that the universe planned specifically for you.
6. Pay attention to synchronicities
This is one of the most exciting phenomena which you will experience when you surrender!
When you start doing your inner work, tap into your intuition, and surrender to the universe, you start to see synchronicities happening all around you. You might be scratching your head at first and wonder whether they are just coincidences.
But synchronicity is one of the ways how the universe communicates with us. It’s our job to pay attention, be present, and pick up on them. Following these synchronicities helps you feel more comfortable with surrendering to the universe.
You start to feel guided and that you’re not crazy for taking risks, trusting into a higher power, and jumping into the unknown. It’s quite comforting and reassuring knowing that you are on the right path.
7. Make gratitude your daily motto
Don’t underestimate the power of gratitude! It’s such a powerful emotion that raises your vibration. When you are on a high vibrational frequency, you feel a general feeling of well-being, a sense of wholeness, and connection to the universe.
Cultivating gratitude naturally shifts your perception, and you start seeing the world in a brighter perspective. Be thankful and appreciate the small graces that are present in your life.
The universe recognizes your authentic sense of gratitude toward it, and rewards you with positivity. This is your way of showing the universe that you recognize how it is supporting you.
The more grateful and thankful you are, the more you open yourself up to this kind of relationship with the universe and develop a sense of trust. By strengthening your sense of trust in the universe, you will find it easier to surrender.
8. Follow joy and fulfilment
Even though surrendering to the universe might feel scary, paradoxically you will find that it is what brings you the most joy and fulfilment.
The universe always knows what’s best for you. Aligning with your soul purpose, and following what the universe has planned for you feels like you are finally doing what you should be doing.
This is because when you surrender to the universe, you let your authentic self emerge. Instead of following what others told you, you decided to follow your heart and do what makes you happy. That’s also a way of surrendering.
To surrender to the universe means that you are being true to yourself and following your soul purpose. If you want to create a life that you love that brings you joy and fulfilment, follow your heart and embark on the path of least resistance.
9. Connecting with the universe through prayer
Another powerful way of communicating with the universe is through prayer. Your thoughts carry a vibrational frequency. We live in a vibrational universe, therefore no thought of yours goes unnoticed.
When you feel scared or lost, you can pray to the universe and ask for guidance. Trust me, the universe responds and synchronicities will guide you. You just need to make sure that you are present and aware so you can notice them.
Prayer is very personal. When you pray to the universe, you are having an intimate moment between you and the universe in search of guidance and support. If you are finding it difficult to let go of your egoic desires and figure out how to surrender to the universe, pray and ask for the strength to surrender.
“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.”
10. Trust in divine timing
You might want to rush things and surrender to the universe as quickly as possible. Perhaps you cannot wait to manifest what you have been working on or wishing for.
Be patient and trust in divine timing. Everything happens for a reason, even if it might not be clear yet. The universe knows what it’s doing and even though you cannot wait for your manifestation, you might not be ready for it yet.
You might still have some lessons to learn and emotional wounds to heal. If everything you wanted instantly showed up, you might mess it up if you’re not ready to handle it.
So keep doing the inner work, practise surrendering to the universe on a daily basis and let the universe do its work. Trusting in the universe is the best thing you can do as literally no one knows better what’s the best for you!
How does surrendering to the universe benefit you?
Surrendering your desires to the universe, and choosing to align with your life purpose will always benefit you. The more you resist, the harder you will make it for yourself. Let's have a look at how surrendering to the universe benefits you in your life:
- find inner peace
- create a joyful and meaningful life
- feeling fulfilled
- finding your life purpose
- relief from suffering from resistance
- free from the need to control
- be authentic and true to yourself
If you are trying to manifest something, letting go and allowing the universe to work its magic is essential. It simply doesn’t make sense to waste time and energy on things beyond your control. Strengthen your trust, let go, and surrender to the universe. You will see how everything will unfold naturally at the best timing.