I’m so excited to share this talk with you. I gave this talk at Oprah’s SuperSoul Sessions.
This is one of the most vulnerable talks I’ve ever given.
It’s also one of the most powerful talks I’ve ever given.
In this video I share a deeply personal and emotional experience, one that was really hard for me to go through.
But it culminated in a moment of amazing spiritual surrender.
Watch the video now to hear my story and discover the 5 steps to spiritual surrender.
I did not come up with these steps. After a meditation, I channeled the Universe and simply wrote down this guidance. Then I summoned the courage to follow it.
Now I’m sharing this guidance with you. Below the video I outline these steps as well.
(If you want to go deeper with these lessons, grab the ebook version of my #1 New York Times bestseller, The Universe Has Your Back.)
This is one of my favorite talks I’ve ever given. Watch it now:
The 5 Steps to Spiritual Surrender
1. Take your hands off the wheel through prayer.
When you feel fear, that’s a sure sign you’re relying on your own strength instead of the strength of the Universe. The Universe is always ready to support you, but it won’t step in until you step aside. So surrender through prayer.
The secret to surrendering through prayer is to forget what you think you need. Do not pray for a specific outcome. Ask for the highest good.
2. Appreciate what’s thriving.
Instead of focusing on goals and the outcomes you want, redirect your focus on what you do have. Celebrate everything beautiful in your life. Tell the people close to you how much you love and appreciate it. Take time each day to devote your attention to what is already thriving in your life.
3. Recognize that obstacles are detours in the right direction.
For me, what seemed to be an obstacle was actually a detour toward my greatest healing. I had healing work I had to do to become a mother, and through the steps of spiritual surrender I was able to uncover the dark shadows that needed to be brought to the light. Trust the detour.
4. Ask the Universe for a sign.
I spent a year not trying to conceive and instead focusing on myself. But recently, when I began to put my attention back on my goal, I noticed my old need to control come back. So I practiced these steps and centered back into the Universe, surrendering through prayer and focusing on what was thriving.
One afternoon I saw 5 wild turkeys outside my window. Later that evening, during my meditation, I received an intuitive message to look up the meaning of coming across turkeys. So I did my research and learned that they represent fertility!
The Universe will give you signs and winks if you ask for them. Ask for a sign and pay attention to what you receive. Be in wonder of the guidance all around you!
5. When you think you’ve surrendered, surrender more.
Faith is a muscle. You strengthen it through constant contact with God. All too often what happens is that when we get spiritual, we start feeling really good — to the point that we think we no longer need those daily spiritual practices.
But there’s a reason it’s called a practice. So practice surrendering every day. Because when we are certain that we are being supported, we can afford to wait, and wait without anxiety.
Begin now with a simple prayer. You can say this prayer every morning:
Where would you have me go? What would you have me do? What would you have me say? And to whom?
To go even deeper with this awesome practice of surrender and co-creation, check out the ebook version of my #1 NYT bestseller, The Universe Has Your Back!
I hope this serves you.