Letting go of our worries and anxieties isn’t always an easy thing to do. Yet, the more we try to hang on to something or someone, the more resistance is created to attracting what we really want. I am learning to focus on what I want as opposed to what I don’t want, but some days it can be challenging. My journey has led me to a place where I find that I am now more conscious of the moments when I slip back into those old habits of doubt and fear of the unknown. Being conscious allows me to step back and remind myself to let it all go.
It’s really about trust and faith and a knowing that what you want is there–you just have to let it go, give it to God, your Creator or Source or whatever your Higher Power is and trust that it will be taken care of and all that you desire will show up. I heard a metaphor once about a trying to hold onto a beautiful butterfly. Excuse me for not remembering who it came from, although it may be Marianne Williamson or Wayne Dyer. It goes something like this–Imagine a beautiful butterfly that comes to rest in the palm of your hand. If you stay still and peaceful and don’t grab it, but keep your hands open wide, making it free to fly away at any given moment, you can admire and appreciate its beauty for a long time. It may stay there on your hand forever and you can experience the beauty of it forever. But if you try to grab it with your hand so that you can control it and take it with you on your terms, you will destroy it as you’ll crush it and it will die. Trying to control your relationships or situations is like trying to grab a butterfly with your bare hands.
Today I got upset for a little bit about someone in my life very dear to me, but I quickly reminded myself to let it all go, being grateful for that which is and has been and for what still is to come. There is great peace and wisdom in letting go. In Marianne Williamson’s CDs called “Meditations for a Miraculous Life” she talks about lifting that person or situation that is troubling you up with your hands and giving it all to God. I find that this meditation is a very useful visualization technique for me and always leaves me with a sense of peace, knowing that I am letting it go and giving it to God.
Why not try this the next time you find yourself worried about anything or anyone? The more you resist something or someone with your thoughts and emotions, the more it persists, so letting go and letting God take over takes a tremendous burden off of yourself. You’ll feel better, more peaceful and more peace and love will flow towards you each day. Trust your faith and knowing that all will be great by staying in an emotional state of gratitude and love, letting go of all negative reactions and emotions.