Why do I resist letting go? It paves the way for so much. As I face the uncertainty in letting go, dare to reinvent myself through conscious change, I continue to redefine and finesse my understanding of the process. Letting go... (enter theatrical noise: dooo dooo dooooo). The bad rap letting go has been given, both by me and others, is only one side of the story. Certain things are such a relief to release, right? To literally let go of a heavy bag you've been carrying for minutes or hours, to surrender a worry or fear to a higher power or delegate a task you're not suited for or interested in to others. These are the upsides of release. As I engage even more change, moving to a new city and starting another chapter, I am inciting transitions and stepping into uncharted territory on many levels. On the eve of this move, I am reflecting on letting go, both to comfort myself in moments of nervousness and also to bolster the confidence in releasing. Releasing the ideas of how life has to be, who I have been, what safety means and how I can show up now, how I can change. My faith muscles are growing as I have an honest look at my relationship with letting go. This conversation with letting go in itself challenges me to release the grips of control and live into a new story of release/letting go/surrender. Ultimately this is what I want, to be free to honestly live my life from the inside out. It isn't very comfortable. In fact, it's quite uncomfortable The type of discomfort I've come to recognize as a sign I am right where I'm supposed to be.
Letting go of what I have been invites in what I am meant to be. From my heart to yours, I invite you to let go of something. I am benefiting from it, amidst the discomfort, and I want this same freedom for you. Exhale and send something that has been nagging at you out with that audible breath; imagine it moving out and evaporating in front of you. If you are willing to let go, the great forces that turn our planet will certainly take it for you. Hey, your exhale helps trees grow, so give it up! It's actually a great act of service. Let go. Ask someone to help with your to do list or hire someone on fiver or hire my mom to take care of something small for you. Say a little prayer and request that a fear or difficult feeling be transformed into something useful. Give it up, whatever it is. Really let go. At some point the recognition that you released what felt impossible to unhook from was indeed surrendered. This, my friend, is the essence of freedom. So here it is, my most recent proclamation, my reflection, my commitment on letting go. May it illuminate your own journey in a way that comforts, challenges, enlivens and reminds you that you are absolutely not alone (even when you're alone). Change requires the courage to let go and then, yes, let in something new.
I am letting go of fear. I am letting go of doubt. I am letting go of worry. I am letting go of limited thinking. I am letting go of the compulsive "need" to know how things will work out in my favor or yours. I am letting go of the "what ifs" and "why did this/that/the other have to happen?" I am letting go of attachment to feelings and let them move through me instead, informing my journey with wisdom rather than pain or suffering. I am letting go of impatience. I am letting go of dread or doom and gloom outlook. I am letting go of thinking I know when there's no way I could because LIFE'S GOT THIS ALL COVERED in ways I could never imagine! I am letting go of the belief that because change happens I am unloved. I am letting go of the idea that letting go requires loss and sadness. I am letting go of the belief that loss is possible, instead adopting the truth that loss is impossible. I am letting go of the judgment about my body being less than tight and toned in some areas. I am letting go of comparison. I am letting go of the nostalgia that breeds depression. I am letting go of the thoughts that birth or feed resistance. I am letting go of anything that keeps me from tapping into the truth of who I am, who you are, what Life is: abundance, joy, eternal love, unwavering adoration, celebration, honor, beauty, playfulness, allowance, acceptance, BLISS.
I let go. This provides space for me to allow in the ABUNDANCE OF FREEDOM * I am ready to receive as I reinvent with the Divine. Bless all of you. Let's claim the truth and perpetuate only love, feeling honestly and living fully. I let go to let in what is meant for me, meant to be channeled through me, meant to exist in a way that I am needed to express. There is a song that only can be sung through me, my actions and evolving journey. Letting go allows me to tune into this song. I might miss melodies from former tunes, yet they are embedded in this new song, adding to its richness and delight. How beautiful this life is, I allow it all to be and see the blessings through any difficulty or confusion. It's all a miracle, whether I understand why or not right now. Radiating Love from all distances, I cherish you.
What did this stir in you? Are you ready to release something, or give it a go at least? It might not happen all at once, the process could be slow and steady and deliciously rewarding. You won't know if you don't choose to do it. Hey, you can always take back what you released. What have you got to lose really? Set intention, take that breath, release "it" and let go of what just might be holding you back from that satisfying freedom you so desire. Loosen that grip and let the miraculous real magic of trust wash over you. I'm here for you. I'm here with you. Let's do this.
Let me know in the comments below what you're releasing & how it shifts your relationship to you, others and the vast, beautiful world we live in.
The present moment is all there is. Sometimes being in the present moment feels odd, uncomfortable, spacious in a way I don't know how to be with. Meditating and just being, with and in the here and now, is so simple and yet very complicated when the mind is busy. Learning to be here now, to cherish the spaciousness in this second, to inhabit the bridge between thoughts, between what has been and what is becoming, is an ongoing adventure. Right now is perfectly complete. I am complete in the seeming incompleteness of the story I am living in and into. Even when the mind says otherwise. Even with the desire for something different than what I see, sense, hear or feel in the moment. Choosing to see and experience the present moment, this one, right here, right now, as a wink from Life, a gesture of delight from the Universe, an invitation to grace and joy - this is what I tap into to stay motivated and in alignment with miracles. Yet again, Gratitude guides the way. This choice making, this high road trek, it requires practice, for sure. The effort is SO worth it. Getting the view from the top of the mountain requires hiking uphill. Satisfying and sometimes seat producing, the effort raps great rewards. The mind wanders into fear territory... absolutely. This detouring, like a slip on the unpaved path up the mountainside, reminds me to get back on the path of presence and faith. Decisions in the detail of thought create my life, shape my destiny. I am responsible so I pay attention and take action. If thoughts shape life, I am on board for tending to my thought life. The best, the beautiful, the blessings - high vibrating living is what I get to choose, to cultivate, to plug into. Not always easy, absolutely possible and worthwhile. Choose the thoughts that feel nurturing and supportive and peaceful and enlivening and joyful. Let it be playful. Let is be challenging. Let it be a process. I am responsible for my perspective. I will continue to shape it & thrive.
Darcy Helene Meehan
As an advocate of Reinvention + Recovery, I work with clients to achieve balance, alignment and purpose in all areas