Many people ask me what is the difference between "Surrendering to the Universe" your desires, and simply "Giving Up" on your dream and "Giving Up" trying to manifest the things you want.
There have been many terms used over thousands of years relating to the mental and emotional "sweet spot state" one must be in, in order for their dreams and desires to manifest quickly and effortlessly.
Just a FEW of these terms include:
Surrender to the Universe; Letting Go; Allowing; Release "wanting" and "needing'; do not be in a state of wanting or lack; non-attachment; not being attached to a particular outcome or result; not giving a hoot if you get what you are wanting or not; success is a journey not a destination; stop and smell the roses; be here now; be in present time; be in the NOW; turn it over to God; be in the moment; let go and let God; name it and claim it; calling those things which be not as though they were; and many more.
How is that state, as described above, with all those different terms, different from simply "Giving Up"?
The distinction is easy to "feel".
When you have a specific desire, dream, or goal, (such as wanting a new house or car; a new better job; a mate; a better relationship with someone; a physical healing in your body; weight loss; more money; a financial miracle to get you out of debt; to stop being depressed; to have inner peace, etc.), in order for your desire to manifest, do these steps:
First, you have to know specifically what you want. You should be clear about what you want. Generally, your desire should be very specific, as much as it can be. Define your dream, desire, goal or chief aim.
Then, you have to imagine in your mind's eye, yourself in possession of what you are wanting to attain. See yourself, as clearly and vividly as you can, in your imagination, actually living your life with what you are wanting to achieve. See this as a vivid movie that can run for between 1-3 minutes at least, more is even better. Try to include all the senses in your movie (sight, smells, tastes, textures, etc.)
THEN, the first secret ingredient is, as you see that movie in your imagination, FEEL the emotions and feelings right now, AS IF you would feel, if you actually were in possession of your desire right now. The FEELINGS are the key.
Then, the most powerful secret ingredient is that you have to feel that same way, even if you KNOW you will NEVER get what you desire. Imagine NOT getting your desire, EVER. You should STILL FEEL the same way right now, AS IF you WOULD feel if you DID have your desire, while imagining you will NEVER get your desire. You are releasing the outcome to the Universe. You are Letting Go of the outcome.
"Run" this in your mind over and over, maybe a dozen or more times if needed until you become indifferent to the outcome.
Get to the point where you are not attached to any particular outcome or result.
Get to the point where if you think of attaining your desire and never attaining your desire, you feel the SAME WAY.
Get to the point where you simply don't give a hoot anymore if you get what you are wanting or not, because you feel so full of joy and happiness right now.
Get to the point where you are totally at peace right now, NO MATTER IF YOU GET YOUR DESIRE OR NOT.
Get to the point where you feel if you get what you want, great! But if you don't get what you want, you really don't care! You feel that SAME either way.
That is "Surrendering to the Universe".
That is "Letting Go".
That is being in a state of "Allowing".
That is "Non Attachment"
That is "Casting all your cares (wishes, wants and desires) upon the Lord".
(There are DOZENS of Biblical scriptures, both Old and New Testament, that I could quote here which NOW might actually make sense to you. There are also hundreds of other ancient scriptures from the Indian Veda's, The Tao, Buddha etc. that also all say the same thing.)
Now, compare this to "Giving up".
When you "give up" on your dream, you will know, because you feel bad.
You might feel some or all of these emotions: low, blue, melancholy, lethargic, resentful, bitter, upset, sad, depressed, apathetic, inactive, tired, moody, angry, jealous, envious, delusional, critical, judgmental, accusatory, mad, etc.
So the difference is easy to "feel":
When you "let go" and "release" your want (you stop "wanting or needing", you stop feeling "lack”), you feel GREAT right now, even though you DO NOT have what you desire! There is not a feeling of wanting, yearning, striving, missing. You don't care if you actually do get what you want or not, anymore. It is 100% OK to you either way. You feel whole, complete, and a sense of oneness with the Universe right now. You are calm and have deep inner peace. You have an inner serenity, equanimity, and knowingness that everything is perfect just like it is right now, and is unfolding exactly HOW it should, WHEN it should. You may also get "motivated and inspired" to take some actions, which, when you engage in those activities, bring you joy just by doing them, not in anticipation of any particular result.
When you "Give up" on your desire, you feel BAD. It is NOT ok that you will not get what you want. You REALLY DO want it, and if you don't get it, you don't like that idea at all, thus you feel "Bad" to some degree and express that with some negative emotion.
Surrendered to the Universe = feeling "good" and feeling very happy (even though you don't have your desire).
Giving Up on your dreams and goals = feeling defeated and "bad" (and feeling terrible that you don't have what you want NOW and think that ONLY WHEN I get what I want, ONLY THEN will I feel good).
"Surrendering your desire" means you are actually vibrating "I HAVE", as in "I HAVE my desire now" (even when you don't).
The Universe must, by the Law of Attraction, match your vibration. Since you are vibrating "I HAVE", you MUST physically actually HAVE at some point what you put out as your "wish" or desire.
You are not "resisting", you are ALLOWING the Universe to deliver and manifest your desire.
"Giving up" means you are vibrating "I LACK" as in "I LACK my desire now, I do NOT have my desire now, thus I am WANTING". You are in a state of "resistance".
The Universe will also match this vibration and keep you in a state of NOT HAVING, of WANTING, of feeling LACK. Your goal can NOT physically manifest, due to the Law of Attraction. It can be no other way. Your desire CAN'T manifest physically, because if it did, you would no longer have the feeling of WANTING, and the Universe MUST deliver to you a matching frequency to what you are vibrating. The Law of Attraction is LAW.
Remember, with "surrendering" or "letting go", we are NOT talking about:
not facing reality
being irrational and stupid
having no motivation or inspiration to take any action, lethargic
simply praying for, or hoping for a miracle
hoping to get lucky
waiting for your ship to come in
simply hoping for the best...whatever that is
leaving it to fate or destiny
having a "if it is meant to be, it will happen, so I have to do nothing about it" attitude
living in a dream or fantasy world (a very common mistake)
seeing everything with rose colored glasses
having your head buried in the sand
having your head in the clouds
It IS however, having a complete inner KNOWINGNESS that everything is OK just as it is right now, and you see the perfection, in the always present imperfection! You are joyous NOW.
The difference between having a desire and letting go of the outcome and when or if it will happen vs. having a desire and giving up on it, is always your INNER FEELING OF PEACE vs. your INNER FEELING OF UNEASE (worry, anxiety, stress, sadness, or any other negative emotion).
This is the "secret sauce" that if used, allows for:
the creation and manifestation of your desires quickly and effortlessly (certainly faster and easier than before)
you feel good right now and go through life being happy most of the time and filled with inner peace
Think about this. Apply it. Watch the miracles happen in your life.
May you never be the same.