What is it to submit unto the Holy Spirit. As always we cannot assume that we are fully aware of this action. Submission actually requires a response from you, it is not just becoming numb or absent. It is consideration, acceptance and yielding to judgment.
Holy Spirit will never force upon you thoughts, ways or action. You must let it be and if you don't ... There is a feeling of conviction when we go against the will of Most High. This conviction is actually the weight of the judgment.
Example: Holy Spirit says "let that person go from your life or turn right at this corner or tell that person they are loved etc....". When we submit we instantly see why God requested this action of us. We also understand that it is not about us but someone else.
Although when we do not do as instructed we receive a feeling of guilt. In that exchange the guilt is the weight of judgment. But sometimes disobedience weighs a higher cost. Sometimes we have to go through an experience to understand why we should have done what was requested of us. Even further if we don't get the lesson it repeats until we do.
Standing in disobedience has its repercussions. Yes there is forgiveness at times. However the overall goal is to get you to GROW both naturally but especially spiritually. Remember there is an evolutionary mandate on our lives.
As we learn and grow in the Most High and open our eyes more in the revelations, there is a clarity in our relationship. A knowing that this relationship requires submission. Because we actually don't know it all.
We do not truly obtain knowledge without experience and gaining an understanding to the moral of the story. In your heart.