I am currently enjoying my vacation in Switzerland, my former home for over two decades, before I moved to New Zealand. That was almost eight year’s ago. Little did I know at the time that these would be the most intensely challenging years of my life. They have also been the most enriching.
I was excited to book this trip, although my feelings were quite neutral in many ways and even long before the departure I began to observe changes to the agenda. I love to travel and part of the adventure of travel for me is this letting go of what shows up and how. Any one who travels a lot knows how flimsy many travel plans can be and so flexibility and patience is a recommended mind-set.
As my vacation has unfolded, so too have a lot of unexpected surprises. Some pleasant and others not so much, but necessary. When one returns to meet family and friends that have been absent for a long time, it is an amazing opportunity to let go and to receive something new and more.
Sometimes, letting go means saying goodbye to age-old beliefs that have become ingrained and that are no longer suited to sustain anything of value. Sometimes, letting go means dropping old experiences of the way things were and being open to new experiences and connection.
When we step out of the habitual ritual and rut that becomes in so many ways our daily lives, we are somehow offered another opportunity to see things through new eyes.
I have found within myself the courage to say NO no matter what, because I trust myself and to open my heart to new acquaintances because I trust my capacity to love myself and that this is now reflected back to me.
Letting go is imperative to make space to receive something else and yes different. I find myself wondering what made me hold on for so long? Beliefs and entrainment of who and what I am, that quite frankly no longer serve any one, especially me. There is such a sweet release in finally stepping out into the sunshine knowing from within that everything really is simple and beautiful.
All those year’s of intense struggle and self-searching and getting to the core of who I am and who I am not have been worth every step. What has been released has been done so with love and peace and what is being received is joyous and expansive.
Perhaps the reason so many of us resist change is indeed because we don’t realize that we have to let go to receive. We have been brainwashed to give give give, not being informed that for the wheel to come full circle there has to be receiving.
Those who have crossed the desert know that it is a place of both great struggle and yet of great beauty to. Either way, there is no way that you cross it or come out of it the same person.
There is a peaceful simplicity and completion in letting go to receive. And it feels wholesome and freeing.
Happy Spring to those in the Southern Hemisphere as you prepare for new beginnings. Happy Autumn to those in the Norther Hemisphere as you prepare to gather your harvest of richness. Blessings to you all. Life is a wonderful adventure!
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