I’m writing this on Boxing Day (It’s a Canada and England thing) and currently listing to The Surrender Experiment by Michael Singer for the second time in the last month. I don’t even remember how I heard about this book, but I’ve picked up so much from this audiobook It has prompted me to look at my life and where I resist the flow of life. And I have to say I resist a lot to my personal preferences. It has gotten to the point that I don’t even recognize myself anymore, not my physical self but my personality self.  I used to be a more go with the flow. My husband joked for years that I am a dental floss and a straw type of person. So go with the flow that I could make dental floss and a straw fun. I have to say I really miss that person. I miss the open Kristin that I know and love.  

If you have not read or listened to the Surrender Experiment, I do recommend it. It may be something that resonates with you, it may not be something that resonates with you. Either way, it’s all good. But the idea, the concept of surrendering to life’s flow is one that I am very intrigued by as we move into the New Year.  

So here we are and 2020 is upon us. And I’m getting ready to step in and let the universe know what I want. I am making the decision and then letting life unfold the path. I have so many scenarios for how to get where I want to go and I am deciding which are the most ideal. But what if I’m wrong? What if the life flow has something even better? What if I just hold on to what I want and follow the path to get there.  

And then I start wondering, “What if I don’t choose where I want to go? What if I just let life flow me?” In the book, Michael shares how the only thing he strived for was to quiet the chatter in his head. He didn’t have a goal to build an amazing spiritual community. He didn’t strive to build an amazing computer software company. In fact, the only thing he really seemed to want was to let go of his egoic self.  
I’m not sure I can let go to that extent yet.  As I move forward I can get there,  but I don’t think I’m there yet. But I do want to let go more this year and find myself again and it will start with letting go of the resistance I have held on so tightly to. Can I have a vision for what I want in life and let go of the path I think should take me there? Or can I have a vision for what I want in life and let go of the path I think should take me there and let life’s flow find the best path there is to get there? I’m opting for the latter, as the former has caused a lot of frustration, and the tighter I hold to my idea of how to get there, the faster the things I want slip through my fingers.  

One thing I want to clarify, just because I’m making the choice to surrender to the flow of life in 2020 does not mean I am going to sit idly by sitting on my couch binge-watching TV shows on Netflix (as much as I’d love to do that, there are so many shows I want to watch). I am still going to do my work, but I am not going to be as resistant to ideas and requests. And anything I do I am going to put my whole heart into it. I used to link surrendering to not doing anything, but that is not what it’s about. I think the deep dive on that, is a great topic for a later post, so keep a keen eye for that rabbit hole 🙂

So here is to a year of surrender and letting life’s flow show the path. Here’s to a year of going with the flow and not bucking the current and Abraham would say. I am so excited to join you in the new year, new decade. Bring on the flapper dresses and mob cars. Here’s to the roaring 20s! 

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