When was the last time you felt surprised? Perhaps you ran into someone you hadn't seen in awhile or you received an unexpected gift such as a day off.
I recently experienced quite a few pleasant surprises. What I hadn't realized is how incredibly healing this emotion can be. This is because when you are truly surprised, this means you entered a situation with no expectations. In other words, you have allowed and trusted the flow of the universe to direct your course.
If you are like me, I spent most of my life trying to keep surprises at bay. This is because I associated them with bad news. No wonder I always preferred a heads up.
I played this out in my daily life by doing things on my own, I figured otherwise it might not happen. In other words, I didn't let other people surprise me with their ability to handle things on their own. Thank goodness, that is no longer the case.
After receiving the recent surprises, I wondered how have I not noticed the value of this emotion before? Then I came across a book, A Mirrored Surprise: Recognizing Ourselves through Christ, by Jeffrey A. Mackey. The author relates the element of surprise as a connection to the holy spirit.
This idea of recognizing Christ in this way got me reflecting on what it must have been like to witness the healing power of Jesus. I can only imagine what an incredible feeling (of surprise) this must have been.
This week I encourage you to allow yourself to discover the healing properties of this emotion. Be willing to let go of directing what comes your way. Let go of expectations, trust the path you are on and you just might find yourself in awe of your returned attraction.
Founder of CLEANSE COACHING, CLEANSE Yoga Videos