How To Surrender To The Universe

People often say that surrendering your desire to the Universe is the most important step when it comes to manifesting. And that’s absolutely true! In fact, there are three ways to surrender to the Universe.

To surrender your desire to the Universe simply means to give your desire over to the care of the Universe.

Surrendering to a higher power helps you manifest what you want because it catapults your energy up the Emotional Guidance Scale.

When you’re unwilling to let go of the outcome, your energy is controlling and fearful. You may be constantly worrying about whether your desire will manifest or not. This low vibrational energy creates huge resistance to your desire.

But surrender is the exact opposite of worry. The ability to surrender is a statement of unwavering faith in the Universe

You are so certain that the Universe has your back that you are willing to let go of all control and let the Universe take the wheel.

As you can see, the energies behind a desire that is surrendered and a desire that is not surrendered are polar opposites.

And according to the Law of Attraction, whatever energy you send out, you will receive.

If you’re ready to practice giving over your desires, read below for 3 ways to surrender to the Universe.

Why Should You Surrender To The Universe?

The reason why you should surrender to the Universe is that your manifestation may unfold in a completely different way than you planned it. 

For example, instead of manifesting money from a promotion, you may manifest a brand new job altogether.

Or instead of manifesting a relationship with a specific person, you meet someone you click with at a party.

This is why it’s so important to not limit the way you think your manifestation will unfold. Always be open to creative possibilities.

Remain aligned with your desire, but stay open to what it can look like.

Always say ‘YES’ to new opportunities and people. You never know where things will lead.

How Long Does It Take To Surrender To The Universe?

It can take up to 40 days of consistent practice to surrender to the Universe.

Scientific research shows that it takes around 40 days to build a new habit or pattern.

Most of us are so used to controlling our life, so it can take 40 days of conscious surrendering to break that pattern and form a new one.

As you practice giving your desire over to the Universe and letting the Universe take the wheel, you will notice it becomes easier and easier to step back and let the Universe lead the way.

Surrendering to the Universe is a moment-by-moment practice. It only takes a second to remember that you are being taken care of by the Universe.

But the key to surrendering is to stay consistent with it by living in that surrendered state.

1. Surrender Your Plans


The first way to surrender to the Universe is to surrender your plans.

I don’t know about you but I personally love making agendas and to-do lists.

Plans make us feel safe because they help us feel like we are in control.

But did you know that your plans can be getting in the way of the Universe’s plans?

We often think we know what’s best for us, but the Universe’s divine plan always transcends our own.

Now, this doesn’t mean you need to throw your agendas, planners, and to-do lists in the trash. 

It simply means you need to stay open to creative possibilities.

Be open to exploring new ways of doing things and don’t sweat it when you have to take a detour.

Recognize that whatever comes your way is leading you toward solutions of the highest good.

2. Surrender Your Timelines

woman sitting on the floor thinking

The second way to surrender to the Universe is to surrender your timelines.

This is a big obstacle for a lot of people because we are so used to getting what we want instantly.

The fact that we can’t control the timing of our manifestations causes many manifestors to spiral down into low vibrational emotions like fear and worry.

Low vibrational energy throws you out of alignment with your desire so you end up not manifesting what you want.

So in order to receive your manifestation, you must be willing to surrender your timelines to the Universe.

Release the when and simply enjoy raising your vibrations through your spiritual practices.

My favorite spiritual practices for vibrational alignment are positive affirmations, affirmation cards, and prayers.

Trust that everything you need will come to you when the timing is perfect.

3. Surrender Your Outcomes

woman silhouette raising arms

The final way to surrender to the Universe is to surrender your outcomes.

When we are manifesting, we often have a specific desire that we want to manifest.

But that desire may not be what we truly need.

For example, let’s say you want to feel joyful by manifesting a job at a specific company.

When you embody the high vibrational energy of joy, you will attract people, situations, and experiences that match your joyful energy.

This joy may come in the form of a new job at a different company, a freelancing gig, or even an opportunity to start your own business.

All of these outcomes can bring you true joy, but if you’re too attached to one specific outcome, you can easily miss out on all the other opportunities that are right in front of you.

That is why I teach in my online course for manifestation that the most important step in all manifestations is to let go and allow.

You must let go of what you think you need in order to receive what is of the highest good.

Trust that your positive energy is enough to attract the outcomes that are the best fit for you.

If you feel impatient at any point in the manifestation process, use these prayers to the Universe to release your fear and get back into vibrational alignment with your desires.

After you have done your manifestation practice, you can surrender your desire by using this prayer:  “Universe, I surrender my agendas, timelines, and desires to you. I trust that you are leading me towards solutions of the highest good for all.”

This prayer will help you loosen your attachment to the what, when, where, and how. 

Use this prayer daily in the morning and in the evening, and then use it whenever you notice yourself feeling worried or anxious about your desire.