Wow, what a week! I don’t know about you guys, but this week has been filled with all kinds of crazy awesome lessons from the Universe — from teaching me to chill out, to being authentic, and to be more forgiving than I ever thought possible.
So, I chilled. I forgave. I listened. I prayed. What I learned actually surprised me:
“Things often get worse before
they get better,
for what you cling to hurts you
more and more until you learn to let go.”
Because I believe that i’m always being guided to things at the right time and for the right reason, I really took these lessons that kept popping up and analyzed them. What am I clinging to? What negativity is keeping me stuck in this low-level energy?
I’m clinging to my expectations. I’m clinging to control and manipulate the outcome. I’m clinging to others’ opinions of me. I’m clinging to my opinion of myself. I’m clinging to the negative and not the positive. I’m clinging to fear, worry, and drama. Most importantly, I realized i’ve been clinging to the safe and secure identity i’ve created for myself the past few years, and changing it feels scary.
“Good things can only come
into place once you’ve rid
yourself of the negativity holding you back.”
Today, i’m letting it go. Even if just for now, i’m letting go of all control..all opinions…all negativity.. and who I used to be.
This is my declaration that i’m ready to just let it go – to let life flow and be fully present to enjoy the ride. Life will never be only butterflies and rainbows – how would we learn and grow? – but in those good or bad moments, I can choose to let go of what I cannot control. I can’t control how others view me, my beliefs, and my character, so i’m letting it slide off me. In situations where i’m manipulating and controlling, i’m choosing to let it go and let it flow.
Life is a lot more beautiful (and enjoyable!) when you’re free from the negativity you cling to. It’s taken me awhile to realize this, and it’s a lesson I learn and repeat each and every day. I challenge you to take some time to ask yourself and dig deep to find what it is you’re clinging to that’s holding you back.
and then let it go.
Lots of love,