Letting Go Helps with Moving Forward
As we enter the New Year with awareness of what changes we would like to bring in, it can be helpful to think about what you would like to let go of.
When we think about what we would like to let go of it is natural to focus on outward conditions, but it can be just as important to look inward at what may be blocking us from experiencing life differently. Things that we may not initially think about self -blame, self- criticism, self-judgment and perfectionism. These can be insidious but they can also powerful saboteurs of what we say we want and try to create.
Becoming aware of when we blame, criticize or judge ourselves and replacing them with self care, self-compassion and self-acceptance shifts our energy from debilitation to power, strength and flow.
Letting go as an actual inner state allows grace and courage to bubble up from within to support us on our way.
Letting go has a lot to do with surrender and acceptance. Here is an excerpt from Applying Alchemy: Turning Concepts into Reality, a chapter in 12 Keys for Self Mastery, (https://bit.ly/39r8sBc) that further explores these two concepts.
Understanding Surrender and Acceptance
In our culture this word is loaded with negative connotations, such as giving up, wimping out, being weak, unable to cut it. However, surrender in the context that we are using it is a deep feeling of letting go of struggle and conflict: it is about accepting what is in the moment, not fighting it – accepting the reality even as we seek to change it.
Surrender helps to bring your heart into coherence through the inner peace and calm it generates. To truly surrender we need to let go of wanting, yearning, wishing, needing and directing. When we are in these states, our focus is on what we feel we don’t have. We are in a vibration of lack or scarcity.
Letting Go Opens Up Energy Field to New Possibilities
Sometimes we become stuck and even paralyzed by these feelings. Since our energy reflects our inner state, it is stuck, paralyzed, not moving, so it holds us in place rather than moving freely so it can be channeled in a stronger, more positive direction.
When our focus is on what is missing from our lives, we create more of what we feel we don’t have. We create more of what is missing.
Developing an attitude of acceptance – acceptance of the way things ARE – enables you to move beyond patterns of resistance and bring peace to your heart. Acceptance does not mean that something or someone is right or wrong. Acceptance is acknowledging things just the way they are now. It’s just allowing them to be, without judgment. Judgments tear at our energy and does us much more harm than the person, place or thing that we are judging.
How do you think letting go, surrender and acceptance help you with your hopes and dreams?