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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A Stunning Blue Jay Brings The Message Of Humility, Pride, And Ego

by Jennifer ZmurchykPrairie Sky Wellness

The stunning plumage of the Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) one of the three species of Jays found in Canada.

I feel very fortunate to live in Canada. It is a country full of wide open spaces containing a wealth of wildlife.

I spend time each morning on my deck with a nice cup of hot coffee and I usually see some kind of special bird or animal. This mornings treat? A stunning Blue Jay that flew up onto my fence, looked at me, then hopped into my backyard and strutted around a bit. After pecking in the grass for a while, it flew away being sure to boastfully show me it’s amazing plumage.

“Shamans teach that Blue Jay represents our ego and pride. They have an arrogant Spirit and sometimes prey on other nests for their food. The balance to this is that Blue Jay is an opportunist. He reminds us to treasure what we have and watch for those open doorways. You do not have to be a “victim” of the world. Blue Jay teaches us how to use our abilities with wisdom, remaining present and attentive in our daily life”.

What Is My Spirit Animal

The odd thing about this little winged messenger was that when researching the spirit animal meaning of the Blue Jay, I realized it was the second time today that I had come across information regarding humility, pride, and ego. Spirit seemed to be telling me that I needed to think about where arrogance and pride are blocking me from moving forward in life.

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How I learned To ‘Grow a Pair’

by Jennifer Zmurchyk – Prairie Sky Wellness

Growing a pair’ is hard work!

I ordered the most awesome shirt shown above from a beautiful soul; Dana at Joy PSA. I came across a YouTube video of someone wearing this shirt and I KNEW I had to have one because over the last few years I’ve been working really hard on growing a pair. Please visit Dana’s website here at https://joypsa.com/ where you can purchase printable pieces of her amazing work, and the best part is that the proceeds go towards her mission to spread love and joy in the world.


“The dreams you seed have a funny way of sprouting up into being”

Dana at Joy PSA

This shirt got me thinking about what it means to grow a pair and how I have been working on this in my own life. Now, I do not profess to be an Angel. Though I have made many steps to become a better person, I am still far away from being Angelic.

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