Over the past month or so I’ve been getting these subtle…and not so subtle…reminders to let go. To ease off. To relinquish control. And I know that this is the right thing to do, but as humans, we know it’s often not an easy thing to do. The simple words, ‘Let go,’ hold a bit of a charge don’t they? Picture this. You’re dangling off the side of a mountain with a rope in your hand and someone says, ‘Let go, I’ve got you.’ Not going to happen, right? Now I know that what we’re talking about here is not the same thing, but it can still be scary to ‘just let go.’ Why? Because we don’t know what’s going to happen when we do. We often just can’t trust that it’s going to work out the way it’s supposed to, the way we want it to.
Because I have been studying the Law of Attraction for so long, I DO get that when I let go, everything works out. But that holding on is really, really ingrained in me. So a couple of weeks ago, the Universe started with the not so subtle hints about all this. I was with a dear friend and Reiki Master and she said this, “Believe. Love. Trust. Allow.” And man, that ‘Allow’ word really made me think. What if, instead of having to let go, I just ‘allowed’? Some would say it’s the same thing. Let go. Allow. I admit, it’s slight, but there is a difference. For me, there’s a feeling of relief in ‘allow’ that just isn’t there in ‘let go.’ There’s not as much pressure in allowing as there is in letting go. Allowing just isn’t as scary as letting go.
Try this. Say those words to yourself right now. First, “let go.” Now, “allow.” Then ask yourself which felt better….
And just allow the answer to come to you.
Sometimes it’s really just about fine tuning.