Everyone has probably heard the expression “Let Go and Let God”. Today, my minister expanded upon this idea and I now have a longer expression:
Let’s explore this expression a little further. The first statement is about releasing our attachments: to the past, to being right, etc. This usually means forgiveness: of ourselves, of others, of events that didn’t turn out “right”. Remember, you can’t change the past, but you CAN change the future – by living in the present and exploring what’s possible.
Letting go can also mean to maintain the flow of spirit in your life, by giving back some of what you wish to receive. The lesson of continuing the flow is seen in the story of the Two Seas. The River Jordan flows into two different seas. The first sea, the Sea of Galilee, is very lush and a boon to flora and fauna around it. The second sea is known as the Dead Sea, because it is so salty that it won’t support life and the land around it is arid desert. Both seas get the same water flowing in from the same river, but they have very different results. The reason: The Dead Sea has no outlet!
Have faith and trust in the love and abundance of the Universe to support you! When we release our concerns and emotional pain and live to be happy, not right, we bring peace into our lives. It is not our place to judge others and to feel victimized by the ignorance and separation of others; leave that to God! Look for and focus on what is good and what is working in our lives, and be grateful.
So release and find peace. Express gratitude for your present circumstances. And prepare yourself for more abundance just waiting for you to accept it! The flow of love and abundance is always available to you, but you must clear a space in your heart and mind and open your hands. If you are waiting for reparations and apologies before you move on OR if you are holding on to your past success, while closing the possibility of more in the future, you are not OPEN to the flow.
To understand the flow of abundance and love that is always available to you, consider the flow of blood in your own body. If you were to put a tight rubberband around your finger, it would soon turn purple and start to hurt, warning you that something is wrong. If you didn’t remove it after a short while, your finger could actually die. But now remove the band and the blood flows immediately and the health of the finger is restored. This is how God’s love works as well — remove the block and separation and you will immediately be back “in the flow”.
Be available! No matter how bad or how great the past has been for you, the future can be better. You must be willing to “be as a child” and play with the possibilities. You may not return to your past glories of a great skill or career that brought you much happiness, but you may find new gifts, still latent within you, that you are destined to bring to the world. The world is waiting…for a fuller expression of yourself!