How to let go of struggles: by connecting to your higher self and asking God for guidance. It is the “feeling” of struggle that causes the struggle and problems. We allow our ego to rule instead of going to a place of peace and calm. When we allow that space we can hear our inner voice. Inner change must occur before outer change. During struggles, we need to become comfortable with the uncertainty and have faith that infinite possibilities will open up.
It is like being in a cage. All you can see is the fence and four walls, yet, beyond the fence is an entire world of possibilities. Yet, you feel trapped in the cage.
Ask God for help and guidance, connect to your inner peace and the answers will come.
A prayer: Mighty God in whom I recognize and feel thy Power of action, help solve this problem and find direction.
I had a friend recently ask me, “How do you know when to let go and stop struggling?” That is a very interesting question. Have you ever felt that you are trying so hard and nothing seems to be moving forward? Do you feel like your feet are stuck in mud? Maybe then, it is time to release and surrender.
To release and surrender does not mean giving up. It means releasing your problems or struggles to a much higher power than yourself. When we get caught up in our everyday lives we may lose the connection to our Higher Self. The ego may get involved and all those thoughts are going on and on in your head. Instead of listening to your heart you may be listening to the well-meaning but, possibly misdirected advice from those around you.
This is what I do to release and surrender:
1. I take the necessary action steps to fix the situation. In other words, I do not just sit on my couch and hope. If there are people to call, information to gather, or research to perform; I accomplish that.
2. After I have exhausted all that I know to do and still feel challenged, then, I take a step back to meditate and pray. Prayer and meditation allows me to emotionally let go and open myself to have faith that a power much greater than myself is at work. God in his Infinite power can do a better job.
3. By opening up my heart, I am also getting in touch with my Higher Self and usually receive insights about the next steps I could take.
Releasing and surrendering reminds me of a favorite prayer of my Mothers.
The Serenity Prayer
God grant me the SERENITY to accept the things I cannot change, COURAGE to change the things I can,
And the WISDOM to know the difference.
Gloria is a transformation life coach, spiritual teacher, and author. She received her Master in Education from the University of Florida and her life coaching certification from the Universal Coach Institute. Her articles have appeared in Huffington Post and divorcedmoms.com. Gloria brings over 35 years of entrepreneurial experience to her work. She is the proud mother of two grown sons.