With Uranus trail-blazing through Taurus for the next 7+ years, I have been doing a fair bit of letting go this week.
To be truthful, I have been letting go in a big way of late (I call it the ‘Menopause Effect’), but in recent weeks my letting go has ramped up to the max.
Letting go feels great. Giving away clothes you haven’t worn in months (fess up, some of them for years). De-cluttering. Taking a hard & long look at what is really important in my life and anything that comes a second must go. It’s freeing. It’s liberating. I love having less stuff and more space. Oh glorious space I love you so!
But then there is the letting go that hurts….
Sometimes letting go hurts so bad it feels like your heart is broken… well at least I try and see it as broken-open! And well, my heart has certainly been feeling wide-wide open of late.
The way I have been working through the heart-ache, is giving myself permission to be present with the moment; even if that moment hurts like hell. Every thought, every memory, every projection, every tear I simply let go and be with it. Rather than over think it, I lean in and feel it. Not a superficial scratch of a feeling, but a deep penetrating all body/mind/spirit kinda feeling. Then I let go once more and finally breathe it out. Letting it all out. Letting go.
From first hand experience, I believe that letting go is a part of life that never ends, it is a continual life long process just like leaves falling off the trees in Autumn… it is bound to happen over and over again. This realisation doesn’t necessarily make letting go any less painful, but it does decrease your resistance, your duration of the hurt, your suffering. It makes you more resilient to change. The experience is so much sweeter all round.
Letting go softens…
Letting go softens. Lightens you. Lifts the burdens & the shackles that keep you weighed down.
In fact, Softness has been my fierce yet Graceful Warrioress during my times of letting go.
When ever I am faced with a decision in my life… I ask myself does:
‘Holding on feel soft to me’ or does
‘Letting go feel soft to me’.
And from there the answer flows with Grace. I simply surrender and move in the direction of Softness – softness of body, of thoughts, of mind, of Heart, of Soul.
In this place of Softness, a lightness of being, a sweetest joy emerges. Just like an orgasm, when you let go, surrender and allow all 8,000 of your clitorial nerve endings to come alive then the most glorious & exalting orgasmic rush can be experienced. Without letting go there is no pleasure. There is no transcendent ecstasy, no zenith.
Desire, Sensuality & Radiance of the Wild Woman…
A few weeks ago I gave a presentation on the topic- Desire, Sensuality & Radiance of the Wild Woman. I spoke about how freedom, liberation, lightness & joyous wild woman radiance comes alive when we invite letting go into our lives. We let go of the search of finding our joy, for when we let go we discover that joy resided within our Hearts all along.
I shared the poem ‘She Let Go’ at the end of my presentation… the words, the feeling, the lightness of its truth truly rocks my world.
Here’s to all Wild Woman of the Earth… may we hold one another in the highest light and let go and let LOVE together.
She Let Go
By Reverend Safire Rose
She let go of the fear.
She let go of the judgments.
She let go of the confluence of opinions swarming around her head.
She let go of the committee of indecision within her.
She let go of all the ‘right’ reasons.
Wholly and completely, without hesitation or worry, she just let go.
She didn’t ask anyone for advice.
She didn’t read a book on how to let go.
She didn’t search the scriptures.
She just let go.
She let go of all of the memories that held her back.
She let go of all of the anxiety that kept her from moving forward.
She let go of the planning and all of the calculations about how to do it just right.
She didn’t promise to let go.
She didn’t journal about it.
She didn’t write the projected date in her Day-Timer.
She made no public announcement and put no ad in the paper.
She didn’t check the weather report or read her daily horoscope.
She didn’t analyze whether she should let go.
She didn’t call her friends to discuss the matter.
She didn’t do a five-step Spiritual Mind Treatment.
She didn’t call the prayer line.
She didn’t utter one word.
She just let go.
No one was around when it happened.
There was no applause or congratulations.
No one thanked her or praised her.
No one noticed a thing.
Like a leaf falling from a tree, she just let go.
There was no effort.
There was no struggle.
It wasn’t good and it wasn’t bad.
It was what it was, and it is just that.
In the space of letting go, she let it all be.
A small smile came over her face.
A light breeze blew through her.
And the sun and the moon shone forevermore.