I have struggled with understanding the teaching Let Go and Let God my whole life. I have had glimpses of its significance from time to time. Where I am in this moment is all about what it means to actually live it consciously all the time.
I was conditioned to “pull myself up by the bootstraps” and carry on. There’s a lot of pushing and struggle in that. I have also not been comfortable with doing nothing under the guise of letting God take care of things. There seems a partnership that needs to be developed.
So to me Letting Go and Letting God does not mean to sit on my butt and do nothing. Letting go takes self-effort. In that moment of a disempowering thought or feeling something has to change. Letting go is the first step. That act creates the possibility for something never considered to show up in our lives. Letting God means I have to get myself out of the way; to be open to a new way of seeing and being.
The balance of doing without pushing and letting go without giving up our responsibility is essential. When we have let go we have the space to embrace Letting God; new ways of thinking, feeling, being ~ new possibilities. Letting Go and Letting God is a journey to freedom.
I dance with that balancing. I am aware of how much conscious choice is required each moment and that my responsibility is to show up and embrace Let Go and Let God as a way of being. There are times when it feels daunting. At those times I remember and I let go of that; creating space for freedom.
The good news is that at times we all experience the freedom of Letting Go and Letting God; like forgetting our problems when we look at a beautiful sunset or in a moment of feeling completely loved and accepted. We Let Go and Let God when we are deep in meditation, when we chant, when we do japa (mantra repetition). Sometimes when we sing or dance, or just sit in stillness.
Living life Letting Go and Letting God is about doing and allowing; releasing and receiving. It’s a conscious, empowering practice in the journey to Freedom.
May We All Walk in Beauty.
Quote: We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us. ~ Joseph Campbell