This week I took a breather from my to-do list waiting for me back in California, I’ve been reading The Untethered Soul by Michael A. Singer, and WOW has it resonated with me! The main theme that has stood out is the importance of letting go. This has been one of the most, if not the most, important lessons in my life. Once I got the hang of letting go, every block turned into part of my ascension. Even now, when I want to retreat or withdraw in the face of fear or anger, I let go – which pushes me up farther, faster.
When you hold on to pain, to fear, to negativity, you close your heart off to new experiences. But when you make a conscious decision to release those feelings, you make yourself open to new experiences and new connections. The key to letting go is recognizing that we are ever-changing creatures…instead of being afraid of this fact, hold it close and enjoy the ride! Learn to let go in order to have more…hold more…and be more.
This is especially true if you are looking for love. Your soul mate is waiting for you; you need only to liberate yourself from the blockages holding you back and embrace the new, even if it feels scary. When you stop holding on to the past and to negative feelings, you can live in the now, which is all any of us truly have.
Singer states, “You either let go or you don’t; there really isn’t anything in between. Let go as soon as you are aware that you didn’t. Don’t waste time or energy holding on. That’s what creates the blockages. Use your blockages and disturbances to become the fuel for the journey. The whole process is very exciting, you’ll have good times and bad times. All sorts of things will happen. That’s the fun of the journey.”
For me, the art of letting go allows me to accept that whatever is happening is for my highest good, and gives a freedom that is so expansive you have to experience to understand it. It’s a practice of making the NOW the main focus of my attention, and it’s something I make an effort to do every single day. It has made all the difference. And I absolutely agree with Michael Singer that the process is very exciting! It has led me to places that I never thought I’d see and people I never thought I’d meet…including (and especially!) my love – my husband, Michael.
This is me letting go of “I can’t do a 22-mile bike ride”. I was scared of the clip in pedals, but with practice…I got the hang of it. Well worth it. The scenery was gorgeous and what a workout! For the last hour all I could think about what I was going to eat for lunch. (so much for staying in the now!) LOL.
A wonderful post!