In the past, I’ve focused on surrender – the act of allowing whatever is going to happen to happen. Relaxing into the moment and accepting what comes. Now, I want to talk to you about letting go. They may sound like similar things, but in action they are very different.
When we let go, we are letting go of attachment to a person, a thing, a feeling, or an outcome. I have been watching the patterns in my clients’ lives and this seems to be the topic for the month. Everyone is letting go of something. Whether it is a relationship that no longer serves, or a way of making income that is out of alignment with who they are choosing to be, or the idea that they are not good enough – everyone seems to be letting go of something.
Letting go is a freeing experience. It is also a mournful one. Anytime you let go of something you have been attached to, there is a mourning period that needs to be observed. Give yourself space to be sad that things didn’t work out they way you wanted them to, space to determine what part you played in that result, and space to come to a place of acceptance that this is how things need to be now. If you hope to move forward, you must first allow yourself to mourn the past.
Once you have finished your mourning period though, you’ll find that things begin to open up for you again. The universe has a funny way of rewarding you for letting go of that which does not serve you. Things will seem to pop out of thin air in support of your choices – just like magic.
What are you holding onto that no longer serves? Let it go. Allow yourself the space to mourn. And then watch as the world unfolds before you – bigger and brighter than ever before.
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