Do you ever wonder how to let go of what’s not serving you with more grace and ease?

If there’s a part of your life that’s just not working, but you haven’t a clue how to make a change …

or if letting go of something or some one you love seems to be what you need to do, but OHHH! the pain of the thought of it, then this is the time to learn to surrender.

What Surrender Isn’t

When I say it’s time for you to surrender, I don’t mean that you have to waive a white flag to someone sabotaging you at work, to your teenager whose stealing the car in the middle of the night, or to a spouse trying to squeeze you into a tiny box.

Surrender isn’t about giving up YOU to the will of somebody else.

Surrender is about letting go of your resistance to what IS. Surrender is about “Letting Go and Letting God.” It’s about giving up the fight to control or create an outcome. It’s about trust and being PRESENT in the journey of NOW.

Too obscure? Lemme tell you a little story …

What if I Never Get There!?!!

Do you have dreams for your life? Do you have goals and hopes that feel hopelessly far out of reach? It hurst, doesn’t it? Well, I lived for years with certain dreams that seemed impossible to fulfill – dreams about world travel & writing things that inspired others. Well, if you know me, you know I’ve made these once-seeming-impossible-dreams come true.

But here’s the kooky thing …

Sometimes I still get my knickers in a twist about new dreams – wondering if I’ll ever manifest them – wondering if they’ll ever come true. Silly, huh?

“Lost” in a Labyrinth

Yesterday I visited one of the Earth’s more powerful, magical energy spots. A tiny little town in a very large valley here in Colorado, known for excessive UFO sitings and home to some 25 spiritual communities.

In fact, my picture on this website was taken there, on the property of an Octogenarian woman whose multi-acre gardens are dedicated to Spiritual Awakening. Her property is always open to the public, and she’s created many meditation spots. There’s a teepee, a sweat lodge, a tree house, an I AM Presence sanctuary, 2 meditation pyramids, a Bridge of Forgiveness (which is where I’m sitting in the pic), and a magnificent, crystal-lined Labyrinth.

Yesterday, I walked this labyrinth for maybe the 4th time. The funny thing is, when I was about half way to the center, I had this weird thought: “What if I never get there?!”

The Big ‘Aha!’

After my brief panic passed, (and I chided myself such a silly thought), here’s what came … “Sometimes in life, when your dream seems SO FAR out of reach, you just have to turn the next corner. You just have to Surrender your resistance to WHAT IS, then Keep Moving Forward.”

Forcing Flowers to Bloom

You see, I was trying to MAKE my arrival happen. I was trying to control the direction I went in & how long it was going to take me to reach the crystal-studded center of the maze. (About as effective as trying to force flowers to bloom before they’re ready!)

Life isn’t always a Straight Line

Now, if you’ve ever walked a labrynth, you know there’s no direct way to get from the outside of it, to it’s heart: First you go in, then you go out, then in again. It’s a circuitous route at best.

Much like life!

But here’s the thing, if I were to have doubted the labyrinth path to the center, I might have given up and turned back. And I might have done it just before I reached my goal!

How many times do we do this in life? How many times have you not seen the outcome you wanted, when you wanted it, and either tried to force a result, or gave up all together?

You’re Number One Choice

But you see, when you KNOW that what it is you’re wanting is truly in alignment with your soul, forcing things won’t help. The only thing you can do is learn how to let go and surrender.

Why? Because when you surrender, you find the peace inside to take the next step. And this is when you open the door to the Goddess Serendipity – this is when magic & miracles you could NEVER have imagined start showing up, just around the next turn!

What’s Your Labyrinthian Tale?

When was a time when you almost gave up, but chose to surrender your doubt, frustration and resistance instead? What happened next? Share your Labyrinthian Tale with us in the comments below.

Many blessings,

About Dawn DelVecchio

Dawn DelVecchio is a Priestess, Womb Keeper, Certified Hypnotherapist, NLP Life Coach, Reiki Practitioner, Astrologer and Master Tarot Reader. She a Business Mentor for women and men ready to take their Sacred Work to the next level, and is also the #1 Amazon Best-Selling Author of the book, Spirit, Mind & Money.

6 Responses to “A Gift of Surrender – Lessons From The Labryinth”

  1. moira holland

    oh my…firstly, i love your necklace in the main pic..did you design it??????????? next, where is this sleepy lil place in colo open to the public..i need help..we have an indoor plastic labyrinth at a local church here in lubbock texas but it just doesn’t seem to do much for me except a lil calming..i am a 14 year lyme disease person and need clearing obviously..any thoughts are welcome…love the turquoise also..great pic! moira in lubbock texas

    • Dawn DelVecchio

      Hi Moira, The necklace is beautiful, isn’t it? I didn’t make it. Got it in a tiny CO mountain town called Lake City last spring. Labyrinth is in Crestone at a place called I Am Harmony. Thanks for being here!

      Lyme Disease: contact Amy Zalbowitz. I highly recommend her and believe she has had excellent results with Lyme disease.

  2. David Router

    well if your into labyrinths you might be interested in what I’ve seen a friend brought back a picture of the Mayan labyrinths up to 2012 and guess what all of a sudden i could see then new time labyrinth under-neath have a look some time! Where a bit spoil t with 3 natural labyrinths in the national parks close by were i take friends to sense one is old time & 2 hold loads of new knowledge which connect to so many portals ; which is why i guess so many spiritual people live close by; they are fun and great to have a meditation at.

    • Dawn DelVecchio

      Hi David, thanks for sharing this info! Do you have any links? Thanks for being here!

  3. Kathy

    Hi Dawn – I enjoyed this post and life is definately a Labrinyth at times. The only way to be is committed to your soul purpose as you say, and focused on the moment, not the schedule of the journey. I have always thought of our infertility/adoption journey as a Long and Winding road, as per the Beatles song, but looking back it was more like a Labrinyth, as we certainly took some wrong turns – it makes you appreciate the arrival so much more…kathy

    • Dawn DelVecchio

      Hey Kathy, thanks for the comment and the wise insights! I can totally see how your journey through infertility and international adoption would be labyrinthian! But you two stuck with it and your children so very blessed because you didn’t turn around! xoxo Dawn


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