Learning to ‘let go’
Just let go. Detach from the outcome.
I’d heard and read both of these statements hundreds of times. I knew theoretically that it was one of the core steps to manifesting but I was finding it difficult to understand, let alone apply to my reality.
I’d experienced first hand the ineffectiveness of my efforts to assist the universe in delivering my desires. Apparently letting go was the answer. But I had no idea of how to let go of anything. Once I had my sights fixed on something, I wanted to see a successful result.
I was brilliant at being a project and event manager – I was a natural trouble-shooter. I foresaw all potential problems before they arose. I strategised. I had backup plans.
Letting go and detaching was foreign territory to me. When I attempted to let go my fears and doubts surfaced. I found it next to impossible to wait for the universe to deliver a ‘sign’ or ‘message’, indicating my next course of action. Terrified, I would revert to my habit of second guessing my next step. When I did so – my path became blocked.
Again, I reflected on the situations where my life had flowed smoothly. I recognised that in those moments I was doing something that I loved, fully absorbed and present in the moment. All concept of time and space disappeared. I detached from anticipating a specific outcome. I relaxed. I had fun. I had, in fact, let go.
Ok, I think I got it.
Now, whenever I catch myself trying to make (or in my case, force) something to happen, or worrying about the outcome of a particular situation, I’ve learnt to simply stop.
Instead, I imagine and project how I would ‘feel’ once the perfect outcome (whatever form that takes) has unfolded gracefully. When I hold these feelings in my heart, and engage in an activity in which I lose all concept of time and my environment, something invariably shifts. A solution presents itself.
I’ve found that some things take longer to materialise than others. However, the more I practice letting go and trust in this process, the more I enjoy life and the more my life flows.Conclusion
Enter your name and email address to receive updates.
This site presents the information and tools that changed my life – resources I wish I’d discovered earlier. I felt called to share these resources with others so they could benefit from my self-discovery and personal transformation journey. My intention is to take the mystery out of the how by mapping out a practical and clear path for you to embody the life you truly desire.
A Guide for Life is my calling. It’s a labour of love that I pour my heart and soul into. It consumes all my time and resources. If you found the information on this site beneficial you might like to shout me a coffee. Your support allows me to devote the time needed to complete the Build a Life You Love Workbook Series, research new healing modalities and maintain this site.