She Let Go
She let go. Without a thought or a word, she let go.
She let go of the fear. She let go of the judgments. She let go of the confluence of opinions swarming around her head. She let go of the committee of indecision within her. She let go of all the ‘right’ reasons. Wholly and completely, without hesitation or worry, she just let go.
She didn’t ask anyone for advice. She didn’t read a book on how to let go. She didn’t search the scriptures. She just let go. She let go of all of the memories that held her back. She let go of all of the anxiety that kept her from moving forward. She let go of the planning and all of the calculations about how to do it just right.
She didn’t promise to let go. She didn’t journal about it. She didn’t write the projected date in her Day-Timer. She made no public announcement and put no ad in the paper. She didn’t check the weather report or read her daily horoscope. She just let go.
She didn’t analyze whether she should let go. She didn’t call her friends to discuss the matter. She didn’t do a five-step Spiritual Mind Treatment. She didn’t call the prayer line. She didn’t utter one word. She just let go.
No one was around when it happened. There was no applause or congratulations. No one thanked her or praised her. No one noticed a thing. Like a leaf falling from a tree, she just let go.
There was no effort. There was no struggle. It wasn’t good and it wasn’t bad. It was what it was, and it is just that.
In the space of letting go, she let it all be. A small smile came over her face. A light breeze blew through her. And the sun and the moon shone forevermore.
Letting Go of Control – By Michael Alperstein
Trying to control something that cannot be controlled causes a feeling of heaviness, of burdensomeness. The way out? Be of service to a Greater Good. For example, be kind not just to one person, but rather, develop awareness that kindness TO one person IS a kindness to many people. Kindness spreads naturally. When you are of service to a Greater Good, burdens you have shouldered shrink or fade away.
Do you ask yourself or others a lot of spiritual questions? Although of course there is a time to ask questions, it is equally true there is a time to let go of questions, especially spiritual ones.
Consider this: Sometimes asking questions is a way of trying to control things. If we are asking a lot of questions, it might be the case that we are “holding on” to our fear and worry.
The real answer to a spiritual question becomes revealed by asking, then letting go.
Ask. Then trust. Let go of the QUESTION itself.
The answer will be revealed.
Pause. Breathe. Step into the unknown. Allow.
The deepest answer won’t be intellectual. It will be a feeling or a sense of inner knowing. Or it will show up as a slowly growing light upon a Path of Opportunity in response to your asking and intention.
In essence, the answer IS the letting go of the question.
“Everything will change when your desire to move on exceeds your desire to hold on.” ~ Alan H. Cohen
Breath: A Doorway into Letting Go
Breathing opens a window into surrender and letting go. We simply direct our attention into our breath… Breath circulates our energy and re-charges our Inner Connection.
To everyone reading this: I suggest we try this now… There is an opportunity to join in consciousness….
Bring attention to your breathing……
With an easy and soft focus, allow each inhalation and exhalation to reveal from Whence you came.
Travel the breath back to Consciousness…..
Deep, effortless breath….
You cannot do this wrong… the doing it is what counts…
Eckhart Tolle, in his book A New Earth, speaks about how breathing can deepen Presence. He shares how it helps you feel the Inner Body and give acceptance to your current emotional state.
“Someone recently showed me the annual prospectus of a large spiritual organization. When I looked through it, I was impressed by the wide choice of interesting seminars and workshops. It reminded me of a smorgasbord, on of those Scandinavian buffets where you can take your pick from a huge variety of enticing dishes. The person asked me whether I could recommend one or two courses. “I don’t know,” I said. “They all look so interesting. But I do know this,” I added. “Be aware of your breathing as often as you are able, whenever you remember. Do that for one year, and it will be more powerfully transformative than attending all of these courses. And it’s free.” ~ Eckhart Tolle
“Being aware of your breath forces you into the present moment – the key to all inner transformation.” ~ Eckhart Tolle
Another beautiful reminder:
“Close your eyes. Think of your breaths as lives, and you the entity through which they have passed and are passing. Then you will feel your state of grace…” ~ Seth/Jane Roberts
Breathe Deep into the spiritual well in your Heart.
We sometimes play the game that Presence is not real. That is a story. Presence is always real.
Don’t look for it. Know it’s real.
Breathe it. Be it. Feel it.
Peel the story back.
Then you find it, because you are it.