Embracing Spiritual Surrender: How to Give It All to the Source

In our spiritual journey, moments come that test our limits—moments of intense triggering where our bodies and emotions seem to spiral out of control. It’s in these times that the practice of spiritual surrender can transform our experience, turning chaos into a profound peace and understanding. Here’s how you can begin to give it all to the Source, to that ultimate presence we often call God or the I AM.

Imagine you’re feeling overwhelmed. The weight of the world seems to rest on your shoulders, your emotions are a whirlwind, and your nervous system is on high alert. In these moments, recognize that every sensation, every emotion is observed by the consciousness within you—by the I AM. This realization is your first step toward freedom.

This practice is about disowning every sensation and giving it back to the I AM, the fundamental essence of our being where everything happens like scenes within a snow globe. When you feel separate from the world, or when a surge of emotions overtakes you, remember that these experiences are happening within the I AM, interconnected with the observer within you. By consciously surrendering these feelings, you are not pushing them away but acknowledging their place within the larger consciousness. This shift in perspective can dissolve feelings of separation and bring a profound sense of unity with the cosmos.

Spiritual teachings across traditions echo this wisdom. The Bible says, “Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you” (1 Peter 5:7). This verse encourages us to surrender our burdens to a higher power, trusting in a compassionate presence that transcends our individual struggles.

This practice might sound simple, but its effects are deeply transformative. By giving away your experiences—whether they are painful or joyful—to the Source, you step back from body identification, which ties you down to physical and emotional limitations. This is how you set yourself free, by realizing that everything, including your thoughts and sensations, occurs within the vastness of I AM.

The more you practice this, the less you will feel confined to your body, and the more you will recognize that your true self encompasses much more than the physical form. This is where real love and empathy begin to flow, as you start to feel connected not only within your own nervous system but also with the experiences of others.


Rumi: “When you let go of who you are, you become who you might be.”

Tao Te Ching: “By letting go, it all gets done. The world is won by those who let it go. But when you try and try, the world is beyond the winning.”

Summary Points

  • Triggers and Limitation: We all experience moments of feeling intensely triggered, where negative emotions, thoughts, and sensations can feel consuming.
  • The Practice of “Giving it to Source”: This practice involves surrendering those intense experiences to a higher Consciousness, which can be called God, the Universe, the I am, or any term that resonates.
  • Disidentification: By giving our limitations back to Source, we start to disidentify with the small self. We realize that negative experiences are happenings within Consciousness, not a definition of who we are.
  • Freedom and Oneness: This shift in perspective brings a sense of freedom, connection, and oneness. We understand that on the deepest level, nothing has ever truly happened to us because we are the Consciousness within which all experience unfolds.


  1. Notice Your Triggers: Start becoming more aware of the moments you feel intensely triggered. Take a moment to name what’s happening within you (“I’m feeling angry,” “I’m afraid,” “I’m feeling overwhelmed”).
  2. Visualize the Surrender: Consciously visualize yourself handing those feelings, thoughts, and sensations over to Source. Imagine placing them outside of yourself, into the vastness of that greater Consciousness.
  3. Feel the Shift: As you practice this, pay attention to any subtle shifts in your perspective. Does it feel any lighter? Do you feel a sense of release, however small?
  4. Practice Consistency: Like any practice, the more you “give it to Source,” the more you’ll experience the benefits of disidentification and greater freedom.