How Much “Go” is in Letting Go?
As we wind down the year, there are only a few weeks left, the situations that we need to release for the coming year are becoming very apparent to us. That is what I have seen with clients in the past few weeks and I know that more is coming before the end of 2010. How much do we need to let go of, though, before we can move on?
And if we feel we have done all we can to release, why are we asked to let go even more, to release everything, before we see progress in the form of things finally working out for us, our dreams coming true and feeling that we are finally in that space of knowing joy, being in control and aligned with our purpose?
The spiritual principle of surrender, which is letting go, is not the same as giving up and feeling defeated, which is what many clients feel when they have to continue to let go, long past the point where they are comfortable with the process. And they turn that into a process of stripping away everything from their life until they have nothing left. Then they wonder what they can possibly let go of because they don’t have anything left. Now the real work can begin.
One client has been struggling to keep his house for the last two years and it has been very difficult. Then a few weeks ago we talked about allowing the foreclosure process to happen and at first he was devastated because it was contrary to all of his beliefs about doing the ‘right thing’. As he begin to explore what his house meant to him he realized that everything he had been doing was focused on keeping his house and the attachments and beliefs he had about that.
As soon as he decided to let the house go he felt a huge weight lift from his shoulders. Then came a sense of freedom and joy, as opportunities for change that were not possible even a week before, began to appear. We cannot let go of everything until we understand our attachments from the level of our beliefs, what we think about ourselves and what we think others will think of us.
Wherever we resist release there are strong beliefs that are asking to be released. We see this in a material way but the real issue is energetic. How much of ourselves is centered or invested in that? What does letting go mean to our belief system? How do we feel about ourselves after that is done?
What new beliefs do we need to create to not feel that we have lost everything and instead, gained our spiritual and emotional freedom, when we let go? These are questions to ponder in the next few weeks as we let go until we can surrender to a new life and manifest the promise of the new year.
Copyright ©2010 by Jennifer Hoffman and Enlightening Life OmniMedia, Inc.