"Giving birth is not a matter of pushing... but of yielding, surrendering to birth energy."
~ Marie Reid ~
There comes a time when we have to stop pushing to get our way, when we have to step back and admit that we've done what we can and it's time for something bigger than us to make the next move. It's time for faith and quiet and surrender and release.
Getting to that point is a rising tension and amped up energy; urgent insisting, inner pleading and a feeling of increasing desperation. It's uncomfortable, stressful, and not sustainable for long, though we generally sustain it for longer than we should.
But when we let go, mixed in with the relaxation of tension, there is a kind of sadness- that we have to let go, that we can't force it, that we are at the mercy of forces so much bigger than we can understand or realize, and that we are so much more powerless really than we want to believe.
When I am stuck to the point of desperation, I let go of my false control so that universal forces can guide my next move.