Your New Power Of Surrender:

by Carole Bourne

‘I pause. I breathe.  I have all the time in the world”

There is a peaceful freedom that arises when practicing the ritual of surrender.  You release feelings of being pushed, pulled, tossed around and hurried along by life.

You create spaciousness through every thread and cell of your being. Breathing space to inhale deeply. Breathing space to witness your thoughts slow.  Breathing space to release the tightness and tensions.  Breathing space for new possibilities to arise. Breathing space to digest the day.

The ritual of surrender starts with a deeply soul satisfying sigh.  

It’s your verbal sound mantra, your soulful body prayer, declaring you choose to release the heaviness weighing down on your shoulders and sitting uncomfortably around your heart.

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As you sigh, the shoulders drop and soften.  Your throat opens, belly relaxes and body releases.

You sink back into your centre.  Ahhh!!

The ritual of surrender reconnects you gently towards the graceful energy of trust.

Trust in divine timing.  Trust everything happens for a reason. Trust there is a guiding presence always. Trust you simply need to ask. Trust in the bigger picture of life.

Following is a beautiful piece of writing I found via a dear friend, a Goddess of deep wisdom. It resonated  deeply with me. I was thrilled she thought of me when she read it.

The author is Sukhvinder Sircar from the Joyous Woman.  I have a feeling you will really connect with it as much as I did. Enjoy my dear friend. And please read it slowly to nourish yourself with her wisdom.

“She is developing a new muscle called surrender. Far too long, she’s gone on overdrive to plan everything. She believed that if she organised, scheduled and calculated meticulously, she could control outcomes & avoid surprises.  It was the way she took care of her neurosis. This also meant that if she was not perpetually stressed, something was wrong.

Then she began a journey into her own self. By loving, honouring, claiming her body, heart and soul.

That is when she discovered the reality that the universe is her strongest ally. It was her fears, and not her world, that was out to get her.  By giving up the story that her world is unsafe, she’s coming into trust that she is held and cherished by the universe. She no longer predicts her future from a place of fear.

She is becoming relaxed and confident. She’s in a loving, co-creative relationship with her world. She’s learning that as she relaxes into trust, her longings show themselves to her, and light up her the path. She makes her prayer, offers her sankalpa, and lets it go. She can now wait without despairing. She’s getting an insight into the inner workings of the universe. Her deepest plan already exists. She can begin to see that now, and it is hugely re-assuring.

Synchronicity & easy manifestation is how her world is now.

She is getting used to being pampered by the universe”

 

On finishing I just like to say wow and double wow,  there was a huge response to my sacred rest meditation. Over 1,000 listeners.  I promise to record some more soon.

And lastly,  for those of you who may feel drawn to joining one of my slow retreats soon I have a few spots still available for Nurture The Feminine weekend retreat in England and one room for the Stillness Retreat in France.  I’ve also just released some new dates for the Deep Rest retreats in Ubud, Bali for 2016 …. if you happen to be feeling the Balinese vibe. There’s a wonderful new sacred Balinese water cleansing and purification ceremony performed by a Balinese High Priestess you can experience.  I guarantee it’s life changing.   See the photo’s on instagram if you have time.

Until next time.

Flow gently my friend  xox  Carole

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rest deeply and re-connect to the peaceful place inside of you.

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For years and years I’ve been asked to record the guided meditations and sacred rituals I lead everyone through at my slow retreats.

I’ve hesitated.  The meditations are intuitive. Always different but some how familiar.  Aligned to the energy of the circle of women in the sacred space in front of me.  Wasn’t sure I could replicate – speaking into an empty room and oversized microphone.  It felt daunting.

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But something has shifted. I simply woke one morning and felt the clarity of my inner guidance.  A calm knowing.  And now, I am thrilled to say audio meditations here we come.  Who knows, I may even record an audio version of my blog posts from now on. What do you think?

And just as I was getting familiar with my recording gear another new doorway opened brightly for me at the same time. It was the magical birth of my Sacred Rest Sundays.  One month ago Sacred Rest Sundays didn’t exist – now May is fully booked. There is much to be said about trusting inspirations that don’t appear on the radar for the logical mind.  The meditation I share with you today is a snippet from my Sacred Rest Sundays.  I recorded it for you in the early hours of this morning (one take).  I know there’s some improving to be done with my recording technique but heh, it’s a start.

My short meditation is filled with rituals on therapeutic releasing – as shown in the image above.  It’s very practical, short and simple.  And I suspect much needed by many of you today.  You may be surprised with the muscle tightness, inner clenching or excessive holding on you discover you are squeezing deep into the body.

So my friends, I imagine you all, laying down in front of me, forming a divine sacred circle.  I light a candle. Anoint your third eye with a dab of the the precious Indian sandalwood essential oil (it will take you to the safe peaceful space inside of you) and invite you to lay down, get cosy, disconnect from the outside world and turn your awareness inwards for eight precious minutes.  It’s time for a sacred pause.  You deserve it.

Let me know what you think.  Perhaps I should do more?

Sacred Rest Meditation (audio)

Duration:   8 minutes

Get comfortable:  laying down, arms out by your side, palms facing up, feet flopping out to the side, rolled blanket under knees if needed.  Yoga eye pillows, cosy socks, dark room, warm blanket and dab of vetiver essential oil on the souls of your feet can all help deepen the experience for you.

Click here for the Sacred Rest Meditation

Flow gently my friends  xox  Carole

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~ Nurture The Feminine Weekend Retreat England (4 spaces left) ~

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