The Difference Between ‘Surrendering’ and ‘Allowing’

by Jennifer Zmurchyk – Prairie Sky Wellness

Surrender vs. Allow

Many of us who are on a spiritual path in life will come across the concept of surrendering at one point

‘Surrender and go with the flow’

‘Surrender to a higher power’

On the surface this seems like a good thing to do. However, what does it actually mean to surrender?

Definition of surrender:

– to yield to the power, control, or possession of another upon compulsion or demand

– to give up completely or agree to forgo especially in favor of another

– to give (oneself) up into the power of another especially as a prisoner

Miriam Webster Dictionary

It seems that by definition, when we surrender we are giving up our power to something else. Quitting. Becoming the prisoner of another.

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How To Make Your Own Luxury Soap Easily From Scratch

by Jennifer Zmurchyk – Prairie Sky Wellness

Soapmaking is one of my favorite hobbies! It’s easy, fun, and very cost effective to make your own soap

A few years ago, I made the decision to adopt a healthy lifestyle. Part of this was changing my diet to exclude all processed foods and switch to a chemical free diet of whole foods. Now I do understand that we can’t completely get away from chemicals in our diet. The aggressive use of agro-chemicals has caused toxins such as glyphosate to enter into our food chain. Unfortunately these have trickled down from agricultural use and are now found in every part of our natural environment. Despite not having the choice to be completely chemical free, switching to a diet void of processed foods has made a significant impact on my mental and physical health.

Part of adopting a chemical free diet was also the decision to stop putting manufactured chemically based beauty products on my skin. The skin is our largest organ and anything we put on our skin is absorbed into our bodies. I began tinkering with making my own body creams, soaps, and perfumes from all natural ingredients and soon discovered that the various homemade beauty products that I was able to create myself actually performed far better than anything I could buy in the store. Plus, making my own potions and lotions proved to be very cost effective – even when using high end luxury ingredients.

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