Each of our lives has its own unique rhythm. There is an ebb and flow, and a time for stillness that continues to repeat itself throughout our lifetime. The art of letting go is about honoring this rhythm. It’s about knowing when to hold in stillness, and when to move forward, even if the way isn’t clear. Letting go is really about opening to receive. It is living in this moment, honoring who you are. It is a process of trust.
When seen from the soul’s perspective, there is beauty and grace in the life story we play out. There is absolute perfection in each step of the way in what comes forward for us to handle.
Our soul works in cooperation with Spirit to bring exactly what we need in perfect timing. And since our soul holds the blueprint for our destiny in this lifetime, it brings forward the people and situations that are necessary for our evolution.
When our soul has learned enough from a person or situation, it is ready to move on. It has absolute trust in the way the journey unfolds.
The other parts of us, however, are not always on board with letting go. When we first receive that inner stirring or outer message that things are changing, we often go into a place of fear and resistance. Questions arise such as “What will happen to me? How will I survive? How can I live without him/her?” Resistance also takes the form of denial, dishonesty with self or others, or, hanging on to something even when the joy is gone.
So, we resist the flow of life out of our fears, and the belief that “I am safe only when I am in control, or when things stay the same as they are.” And the result is living in the shadows, not fully alive, yearning for something more.
Letting go can mean physically leaving a person or situation, or just shifting your perception. It can mean changing a lifestyle or giving up the need to be right. It can mean just surrendering to what is.
Letting go does not mean to ignore responsibilities or to become disconnected or apathetic. It means releasing any thought, action, emotion or belief that keeps you from being fully present in this moment, loving yourself unconditionally. It means opening up to the Divine presence that resides within, and trusting that there is a plan for you.
“When you come to the end of all the light that you know and are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing one of two things will happen: there will be something solid for you to stand on, or you will be taught how to fly.”
Written by Dixie Clark