We hear the expressions Go with the flow, Let go and let God and Surrender to Spirit. What is it that we are supposed to be letting go of and to whom? What does it mean and where do we start? Words like God and Spirit mean different things to different people. Perhaps we agree that it is a concept of creation or consciousness, a Divine flow or the natural order of things.We probably think all our problems could be solved if we could just win the lottery. But perhaps, what we really want from life is more along the lines of loving and caring relationships, joy, fun, happiness and harmony, where we feel we are being useful. How do we ensure that we achieve that?
First of all, you have to want to change. If you feel that life is a bit humdrum, a treadmill and you are getting worn out trying to control each part of it (otherwise it is bound to fall apart!) with the odd distraction that gives pleasure - are you ready to change? By following your intuition and going with the flow, life can change for the better.
OK. We are ready. A new life is afoot. Where do we start?
As the wise old sages say out of stillness comes wisdom, so first of all we need to stop our thoughts distracting us. I am sure weve all had those sleepless nights, with a never ending stream of thoughts going around in our head. We need to apply some sort of discipline to put us back in control of our own thoughts, so that we are controlling them and they are not controlling us.
Begin by finding some time in each day, even if it's just 10 minutes, that is just for you. A quiet place in the garden is ideal. A time to relax and be still, where your attention will not be dragged onto something or someone.
Sit quietly and as each thought pops into your head, quietly and firmly say no and dont pay it any attention. Dont bury the thoughts, but let them float up and pass by like feathers on a gentle breeze, letting them go. Release, release, release. Keep doing this for at least 10 minutes each day, for however long it takes, until you have achieved a permanently quiet mind. A silent mind, allows you to get in touch with your intuitive side. You are trying to live from your spiritual nature and not from the dictates of your mind.
Check every now and again during the day and ask yourself Am I in my head or my heart? That means am I doing what the mind is telling me I should or must do or am I listening to my intuition, and doing what interests and feels right to me? If you find you are doing something that doesnt interest or excite you, stop and listen again to your inner voice. In each minute, you will find there is always one thing that is more right for you to do than anything else.
Following this feeling of rightness is called being in the flow and Divine order. When you live your life in this way, the weight of the world is removed from your shoulders and any struggle or suffering is replaced by joy, happiness, love and excitement.
It may not be achieved in an instant, but with a bit of determination and really listening to your inner voice, each moment will become a minute and then an hour and a day. Soon you will be experiencing a new life in all its magnificence and beauty.
You have let go and now miracles can happen.
ęCopyright Sandy Stevenson