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10968406_870870542971172_293712546282027915_nAcceptance is the key to personal power, growth, change, forgiveness and freedom.

Acceptance is not approving, condoning or even understanding. It is the ability to be present to reality and to see things, events and people as they are.
It is what it is .... not right, not wrong .... just it is what it is.

So many of us are holding onto past events, pain and hurt because what happened was wrong or not fair or bad. Acceptance doesn't take that away it just allows us to release the hold that this pain has on us and start to heal.

What are you fighting? What do you need to just accept so that you can free yourself to move on?

Blessings
T

Surrender to your Soul Cards and messages channeled by Taryn Sydow

11390053_931357850255774_2830244349022063215_nSo many of my clients receive guidance that they are more tired than they even know and in need of rest.

The vulnerability that we feel in our tiredness is not aways easy to embrace. The pressure we put on ourselves to keep going, to push harder, to stay on top of things. Our never-ending list of to-do's and our desperate need to keep everyone around us happy sometimes borders on self-abuse. I have walked my own journey of ignoring my bodies physical needs and reaching burnout on more than one occasion. I just didn't want to embrace the need for rest, I saw it as a weakness.

Our bodies, our minds, our hearts and our souls all need rest. Surrendering to this level of self-care is vital for our personal growth. Rest is more than just physical sleep although often this is vital to recuperate. Rest is also permission for self-indulgence.

What would feel indulgent to you? Time alone. A walk barefoot in the park. Doodling, drawing, painting, gardening, cooking, woodwork, reading, meditating - what hobbies do you have where you become quiet and you lose time. Going for a massage. Snuggling up with a cup of tea while listening to beautiful music. Laughing with your children or friends. Playing. What do you need, to allow quietness and restfulness wash over you.

As you go forward, my wish is that you make rest and self-indulgence your priority and give yourself permission to do what you need to re-energize.

Blessings
Taryn

Surrender to your Soul Cards and messages channeled by Taryn Sydow

11393077_925304377527788_2118148661467616206_nEvery morning as we wake up the ego recreates the illusion of separateness. It is the way it tries to help us function in the world but the reality is that we are all connected. This is one if the most difficult spiritual principles to understand yet our hearts know it is true.

Seeing yourself in all around you is the key to enlightenment. It is easy to see yourself in beauty, to know that you are like the rose in the garden, from the same place as the ocean, to associate yourself with people that you like but it is not so easy when we see anger, hurt, immoral and deceitful behaviour, wars, famine, poverty.

The bottom line is that we are all connected in each aspect of life. Light and shadow. Both exist in and around us.

The very thing that keeps this all in place is our judgement. Anything that we judge reflects a part of ourselves that we have not embraced and that is what requires healing. We cannot change anything we hate. Only love can heal. So anything we judge either in ourselves or in others we hold in place with the judgement.

Embrace what you judge as information for your own healing. Shower it with love and you will start being able to heal it and step into your wholeness and your light.

As you heal yourself so you heal the planet.

Blessings
T

Surrender to your Soul Cards and messages channeled by Taryn Sydow

11214704_956992497692309_4391463077408777503_nLife is full of complexity. Things don't go according to plan. People don't respond according to our desires. Irritations happen. It does not matter how much we plan, we meditate, we pray, we analyse, we hope ..... life happens anyway.

Our opportunity for peace lies in how easily we accept this messiness and surrender to finding ourselves in it. So many if us are so busy judging or trying to fix things that we miss out on the opportunities presented to us.

Life is messy, stop spending all your energy on trying to change that. Rather embrace what is and step into it with an open heart so you can learn and grow from it.

Blessings
Taryn

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Surrender? Give up? Stop trying ..... are you mad?

The answer to these questions and many like it is yes. Stop running away, ignoring, resisting, controlling, judging, evaluating, fixing, sorting, protecting. It doesn't change what is!

The Universal Law of Surrender states the following:

Surrender is accepting this moment, this body, and this life with open arms. Surrender involves getting out of our own way and living in accord with a higher will, expressed as the wisdom of the heart. Far more than passive acceptance, surrender uses every challenge as a means of spiritual growth and expanded awareness. (source - Dan Millman)

The best explanation I have found comes from www.guidespeak.com

To surrender does not mean putting your hands in the air and flying a white flag, it is not defeat, giving up or failing. To surrender is to be wise. It is wise to accept the flow of life’s energy rather than resist it. To surrender is to accept “What is now” unconditionally.

FB_IMG_1431488964233By making a conscious choice at this moment, and in every present moment of now, to fully accept that the present moment is as it should be, then by surrendering to this knowledge you are more powerful than you could possibly believe.

This allows you to be in a state of grace, easy flow and enlightenment. Whether things are perceived “good” or “bad” is not material in this state of grace.

By surrendering to “what is now”, in this state of graceful surrender, you can see clearly what action needs to take place and by doing one thing at a time, step by step, inch by inch, moment by moment, as illustrated in the Law of Process, you accomplish what needs to be done, in your surrendered state.

The energy released in a surrendered state is a powerful, healing energy. This energy propells your healing, growth and evolvement.

To surrender means to embrace the concept that all is exactly the way it is supposed to be. This is not a cop-out, this takes courage, it takes faith and it takes trust. Surrender is not passive, it is not giving up and it is definitely not for sissies!

I have faced this challenge full on and the hardest part of my healing journey has been embracing the possibility that I am not in control and just because I don't like something it doesn't change it and/or make it go away. I mean the arrogance of thinking I was in control astounds me now. Only once I took a long hard look at my life, the full mess of my life with all its light and shadows did I start to heal. Only once I owned the part that I played in my life did I learn to surrender to the wisdom of being guided to make different choices.

Choice is such an important concept in life. A sense of empowerment is felt when we step into the awareness that we have choice and more importantly that we are indeed accountable for the choices we make but choice is not enough. The question is what drives the choices and that is where the Law of Surrender get tricky. Do you give into your ego, does it drive your choices or do you Surrender to your Soul and trust it to guide your choices?

Do you even know?

To find out see the table below .....

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This table is not meant to be an exhaustive list, it is not a tool to judge yourself against. It is just a prompt to help you find what drives you most. This life is not about perfection, so if you find yourself making choices from the red column, well done .... now you know you are human. Each moment provides an opportunity for a new choice. So if your choice is what do with your time when you have an hour free or how to resolve a conflict or how to deal with pain or grief, allow yourself to learn how to make choices from a new place.

ba0d8d5e82abb1f41f138c78ba5b616dLearning to Surrender to our Soul is a journey of discovery, healing, growth and expansion in conscious-ness. This requires courage and a willingness to explore the deepest recesses of our soul. There are so many opportunities given to us in this lifetime and previous lifetimes to aid us in our journey towards embracing our wholeness and growing, even though these are not always easy. Each person is unique and each person that I am honoured to work with has a different path to take to get to their place of Surrender, yet what is clear is the answer most often resides in healing from their deepest hurt.

Wishing you lots of love and light in your journey.

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OcfagZKDvyIt is undeniable that we have these moments in our life. The moments that unmistakably impact our world. In these moments we know that everything is about to change .... or has changed. Our life can be split into the time before and the time after that defining moment.

One such moment for me, came from following a complete whim and getting on a plane to go to Durban for a weekend .... alone. This intuitive nudge got me to face my deepest fears and meet an angel that magically transformed my life. I remember the moment like yesterday. Strolling past my dinner table, he asked "why you look so sad?". To my horror I was found out! Sitting alone in a hotel dining room, the first time since my divorce, I hoped I looked sophisticated, grown up, elegant .... yet he saw my sadness. A night of flirting, smiling and awakening happened after that moment. I will never forget him, I can't remember his name and I have never seen him since but he is undeniably a major part of my life and it is clear to me that the woman I was that arrived in Durban was not the one that left.

I will never forget the moment I faced death and grew up, standing in a dirty little morgue seeing my brother in laws lifeless body. Or the moment I said the words I feared the most, "I want a divorce..", seeing the pain it caused and knowing that nothing for my family would be the same after that point yet feeling a deep knowing and relief that I had finally spoken my truth. The journey of pain, loss, healing and self-discovery following these moments is life altering.

ffe2912f9e5f5742178d9ca185582261These moments may be the slow magical slide into awareness, or the glance into the eyes of a stranger, a choice to say yes, a choice to say no. They may also be the moments when the walls come crashing down, when your heart stops faced with the pain of loss or the consequences of a bad choice. One phone call, one decision and time stands still. We know - it will never be the same again.

These defining moments whether bathed in the beauty and seduction of joy and love or housed in the mockery of pain, hurt, deceit and shame have the same impact.

They wake us up. They bring us to our truth.

Like Sleeping Beauty being woken up by her own true loves kiss, her Soul, these moments bring us into the presence of ourself.

Our soul awakens, and it doesn't mind how, it just is grateful for the awakening.

Our biggest challenge is to stay awake.

Blessings