Surrendering your life to the will of the Universe is the last and most important step in manifesting what you want.
In this article, I am going to teach you how to let go and surrender to the Universe, letting go of our need to control things, as this can be a real challenge for most of us.
We have been conditioned to take as much action as possible and to try to obtain as much security from life as possible.
However, miracles sometimes happen when you stop trying to force your life on a certain path or to control the direction in which you are going.
Sounds difficult? It is actually not. All you have to do is learn how to have faith in the Universe and fully surrender to it.
What Does it Mean to Surrender to the Universe?
A Buddhist proverb that I really like says that “the key to happiness lies in having the courage to change what you can change, the power to accept what you cannot change, and the wisdom to know the difference between the two situations.”
This proverb is saying that there are situations in life in which you have to take action and make changes, but also moments in which you have to stop doing anything and release control.
In other words, simply allow things to happen.
The real challenge is knowing how to differentiate between the two situations.
When you’re manifesting something, at first you are doing all the visualization, raising your vibration, and everything that aligns you to what you want to achieve.
At the end of the process, you are releasing all control, you stop taking action, and allow to Universe to bring to you what it chooses to bring.
Surrendering to the Universe means to stop trying to force anything to happen and not doing more than you are supposed to do in a certain situation.
Surrendering to the Universe means releasing all control and having faith that the Universe is working in your favor.
This can sometimes be a bit hard to do, especially if you were raised in a controlling family, in which your parents were trying to control the outcome of every situation.
Releasing control is also difficult if you suffer from anxiety or if life has disappointed you really badly in the past.
You could feel that by controlling every aspect of your life and every possible outcome, you are protecting yourself from more disappointment, and bringing more safety and security into your life.
However, releasing control and trusting the Universe will allow your life to “flow” on the right path, and it is most likely to bring you a lot of amazing things.
If you are having trouble releasing control of your life and allowing your life to flow, below are 10 tips that will help you know how to surrender to the universe:
How to Surrender to the Universe?
1. Believe that the Universe has your back
The first step to truly letting go and surrendering to the Universe is believing that the Universe / God / The Source or whatever you want to call it, really loves you and wants what is best for you.
If you don’t have faith that the Higher Power has your best interest in mind and that it will always have your back, it will be impossible to surrender.
No one wants to surrender to a force that is “out to get them”.
Sometimes, people can feel that life goes against them or that the Universe must hate them when they are going through heartbreaking, difficult situations that make no sense to them.
However, this can also be seen as a spiritual test regarding how much faith are you willing to have?
Everyone goes through hard times and will be miserable from time to time because life on Earth is not meant to be all fun and games.
But at the end of the day, all these hardships are meant to help you grow and evolve in order to become your best version, and the sun rises again even after the worst storm.
Thus, learning to have faith and believe that the Universe or God actually loves you no matter what, it’s the first step in surrendering to the Universe.
2. Believe that it is already yours
One important step of surrendering to the Universe is believing that whatever you wished for, is already yours.
A Bible quote that I really love says “Whatever you asked for, believe that it is already yours”.
This is just one way in which you can see that surrendering to the Universe involves faith.
When you believe that what you’ve wished for is already on its way to you, you can relax and release all control.
If you are going to receive it anyway, then what is the point of trying to control the process?
3. Give up on your worries
When you are worried about a certain outcome, just imagine that you give your worries to the Universe or to your Guardian Angels and that they will take care of it.
When we constantly worry about something, we create a huge amount of negative energy.
This energy can influence the outcome and push the desired object even further away from us.
Worrying also leads to thinking about what you can do to achieve what you want, which means that you have not released control and are taking more action than necessary.
I know that sometimes it seems impossible not to worry, however, it is the only way in which you can actually release control and allow the Universe to give you what you want.
4. Stop overthinking
Releasing control and surrendering to the Universe means that once you’ve manifested something, you stop thinking about it.
Also, when your mind plays tricks on you and starts presenting you with all the reasons why you will fail, you refuse to believe it and don’t engage in overthinking.
As human beings, we are always prone to overthinking, especially if we were raised in stressful environments or have gone through stressful life experiences.
However, for you to surrender to the Universe and raise your vibration, it’s better to stop overthinking and instead focus on having faith and thinking positively.
In my opinion, doubt and overthinking have probably killed more dreams than anything else in the world.
5. Trust in Divine Timing
A great way to show the Universe that you have faith in it and surrender is to trust the Divine Timing.
Trusting the Divine Timing means allowing events to unfold at their own pace, without trying to force them or worrying when things don’t happen when you’ve wanted them to happen.
The Universe has a Divine Timing for everything, and sometimes the reason why something fails to happen in our life is that it’s simply not the time.
Let’s say for example that you are trying to manifest your soulmate and they fail to appear.
You may lose hope, despair, and believe that you are meant to be alone for the rest of your life, which will lower your vibration and push your soulmate further away.
Or, you can choose to understand that maybe the Universe does have someone amazing prepared for you, but you both still need to grow and mature to be able to build an amazing relationship together, and this is why you haven’t met them yet.
However, if we have patience, things will definitely happen sooner or later.
6. Be happy regardless of the circumstances
In order to surrender to the universe and release control, you must learn to be happy whether you have what you want to achieve or not.
If you continue to be unhappy until you get what you want, you condition your happiness and you bind it to a certain outcome.
This in itself, puts a lot of pressure on the situation and can create anxiety and energy blockages which can lower your vibration, pushing you even further away from the thing you desire.
Being happy even before you’ve achieved your goal shows that you are emotionally independent and that you have a lot of faith in the Universe.
7. Express gratitude
One amazing way of showing the Universe that you have surrendered is to have gratitude for the things that you already have.
Gratitude is a high vibrational feeling that helps you raise your vibration and attract more desirable things.
I’m sure that you have plenty of great things in your life to be grateful for, even if the one that you want to have hasn’t manifested yet.
A great way of releasing control is feeling gratitude as if you have already received the thing you wished for.
This shows the Universe that you have complete faith in it and that you have surrendered to its ways, allowing it to deliver what you wished for in any way it sees convenient.
This also shows that you have completely let go of the need to be in control all the time and that you feel loved and supported by the Universe.
Related post: Discover the transformative power of thankfulness in our guide on how to use gratitude to manifest your desires.
8. Leave room for the unpredictable
A great way to surrender to the Univers is to stop making so many plans.
So many people make plans for every single second of their life, planning every day, every holiday, establishing in detail how they want things to unfold in every single area of their life.
They know exactly what type of experiences they want to live, what type of partner they want, what type of job, and do not leave room for anything different.
Sometimes, what we want and what is best for us don’t really match, which is why is good to let the Universe decide some things for us.
Thus, I advise you to stop making so many plans, but rather sit back and watch what the Universe brings into your life.
You may be surprised to discover that the Universe knows exactly what you need and brings you the most fulfillment.
Meditation is great to help you release control, as it will help you become more relaxed and release anxiety.
One primary reason why people need to feel in complete control of their life is that they are afraid of the unknown and they feel anxiety when they don’t know the exact outcome of a situation.
Thus, by soothing your anxiety, you will feel a lot more relaxed and able to trust that the Universe is bringing great things your way.
Meditation will also strengthen your connection to the Divine Source, which will make you feel more safe and protected.
By having a stronger connection to the Divine Source, you will also intuitively know which is the right path to take, and will not need to worry or force open any door that is not meant for you.
10. Feel safe and loved
A great way in which you can show the Universe that you trusted it and have let go of any need to control things is by cultivating a feeling of love, acceptance, and safety.
Feel and know that the Universe (or God) loves you and is keeping you safe all the time.
Trust that anything that happens is for your higher good, even if you don’t understand the purpose at the time or if it’s something that is hard to accept.
Imagine that the Universe holds you in its arms and protects you everywhere you go and that nothing and no one can truly harm you.
Allow yourself to feel loved and protected in any given circumstances, and ultimately, your life will align with your dream life and you will become your best version.
When you release the grip and allow things to just happen, the Universe can surprise you with real miracles.
Remember, that even though is normal for anyone to have dreams, hopes, and aspirations, a crucial part of achieving these is surrendering to the Universe.
Surrendering means not trying to control every aspect of your life and accepting the fact that there are things that need to be decided by the universe.
You need to have faith, ask what you wish to receive but then stop worrying about it and let the Universe take care of it.
Trust the Divine Timing and everything will wonderfully fall into place in your life!
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Alexandra, the head author at Subconscious Servant is a Psychologist, Reiki Therapist, and writer. She loves writing about any topic from Applied Psychology, Metaphysical and Spiritual healing, hoping that people on a spiritual, self-discovery journey will find guidance and light through her articles. If you want to read more about Alexandra, visit her full author bio here.