I just devoured this wonderful book (notated above.) It stirred some hidden places in my soul & spoke to me in ways I needed to hear. It was uncanny really, because some of the very words & phrases written in the book I’ve just heard in the last few days at different times & places, prior to reading it. (I finished it in 2 days.) And these weren’t just any words & phrases – they were odd or off the beaten path enough that I couldn’t have orchestrated a coincidence like that if I tried. God is speaking.
Letting go is one of the hardest things I think any of us can ever do. To let go of something or someone we love or that we think we love feels like we are just flinging them into the great beyond. That’s just downright scary, I don’t care who you are. Like if we do, then we won’t ever get them back – whatever it is.
Maybe what we thought we had in that particular situation wasn’t the best for us. Even though it might have felt the best EVER. Compared to all the other crap. Not all that glitters like & looks like & feels like gold is. Maybe there is something far better, richer, deeper – to be had once we finally ever do – let go.
Sometimes letting go of something really painful that happened in our past is just as hard – because somehow that pain made us feel important & alive – and if we let go it will leave a big gaping hole. A hole that is bound to have a big blinking “Welcome” sign hanging in it that yells out like a State Fair announcer – “OK all you awful things out there – please come & clamor for a space here -winner takes all!!!” To some that won’t make sense – to me it makes perfect sense. Why let go of one awful thing when another one will surely just take it’s place – and be even worse. Oh the lies we believe & swallow like imaginary keys to our fate. Lies, all lies.
Crossing over the swinging bridge of letting go that feels like 100-miles-up can be terrifying. Don’t look down or back. Keep gingerly stepping, one foot in front of the other. On the other side awaits hope & better things to come. I genuinely believe that.
Let’s step out today & let go of the things that are robbing us of our peace & joy.
Seek counsel if you need to. There is no shame in that. NONE.
Join me afraid if you must, but join me nonetheless.
Here’s to the journey over & across – may we be bold enough to try.
Much love & letting go of what’s desperately needed,