“We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.” – Joseph Campbell
How do you know when to surrender your worries, fears and anxieties over to a greater source? Do you habitually own them to the point that letting go means losing an aspect of yourself?
You need to let go of old patterns in order to bring in the new. There is an implicate order to the universe. Einstein and the great physicists of his time all noted this through observation and mathematical equations. When you work with this order (provided you know the laws), magic unfolds in your life. There is a song & dance with life as you discover the joy of living in the moment. Your perceived problems give way to opportunities and your awareness and consciousness expands. What does this mean to the me you might ask? Imagine for a moment that you have access to seeing the world in a totally different way. Imagine that as a problem emerged, you were able to see a number of possible solutions and intuitively know what course of action to take. That is a glimpse of what it’s like when your awareness and consciousness expands.
The caveat is that you must be willing to let go of the old in order to make way for the new. Here’s a point worth considering. You current view or belief had to be acquired at some stage of your life. It might have been during your formative years or later in adolescence or even your adult years. You might have adopted these beliefs from those in authority, family members, loved ones, carers, teachers or others.
Are they serving you right now? In order to answer this question, whatever is causing you turmoil in your life right now is the at the heart of an unresolved belief. By that I mean, if you desire to be in a loving relationship and yet remain single or continually attracting the ‘wrong’ person, your belief around relationships is inaccurate and needs to change. In order to change it, you need to drop the belief and form a new one that serves a better belief for your new life.
Allow me to use an example. If you seek love, give more love. Giving love may mean sending loving thoughts to others, caring for the sick, weak or doing some volunteer work. The expression of what you desire is the foundation of your manifestation. Become that which you wish to attract and see in your life. Become the embodiment of those qualities.
So in order to let go and trust, you must be willing to give something away in order to acquire something new. That something new cannot dwell in the same place as the old, otherwise there is conflict. This is highlighted by the simplicity that love and fear cannot reside in the same mental space. You must let go of fear in order for love to find a home in your heart. Letting go of something you’ve come to know for a long time is possibly the hardest thing to do. One of the biggest challenges lies in surrendering to the unknown.
It is the unknown which frightens you the most since you’re stepping into unchartered waters. Consider that you were once in unchartered waters when you adopted the same belief now which no longer serves you. One of the laws of the universe implies that creation unfolds at a level of uncertainty. Life doesn’t know what it will become until you step into it.
If you have a problem right now which you cannot work through, turn it over to the universe knowing and trusting that it truly has the right answer for you. Remain open and detached from how or when the solution will present itself. It might come in a form that you may not expect; remain poised and ready to be guided. The more you practice this way of being, solutions will show up when you least expect them. They often show up with very little effort on your part, other than taking inspired action.
Start small and don’t expect quick results. Whatever you face right now, trust for a moment that your needs will be taken care of. I often practice this way of being, since I’ve learned to let go of conscious control of a problem by handing it over to the universe. It felt unrealistic at first, yet the more I trusted, the more evidence the universe showed me that my needs were being met. It was like learning to communicate in a new language. The more you practice, the more evidence you’ll see that your efforts are not in vain.
What have you got to lose? If things aren’t working for you at present given YOUR current approach, then be willing to try something new and different.
Remember: Let GO and GET OUT OF THE WAY!