“As soon as I saw the trapeze I knew I had to do it! I climbed to the top of the ladder and I was so scared I wanted to climb back down the stairs yet was told I had to step onto the platform. Then I was afraid to take the step from the platform at the same time I grabbed the handle because I knew there was no going back! After several minutes I finally took the step and flew over the net screaming and then I landed on the other side safely. I sat out for 30 minutes watching everyone else do the same thing. I was hooked. I played on the flying trapeze everyday for a week until my hands were sore and I performed in the circus show. It was great fun and a great expansion for me.”
That was a fun story about my flying trapeze experience over 20 years ago on a Club Med vacation (yes I admit I went to Club Med and had a blast! “Hands Up Baby Hands Up!” LOL)
Of course I know this is only a metaphor for letting go but it certainly shares the idea that letting go is addicting and it will take you places you never even dreamed of!
When we let go we give ourselves permission to take a deeper look at ourselves. Another way of saying this is that when we hold onto something we are not ready to look within at a deeper level.
You may already know what you are ready to let go of or at least have been contemplating. These include those behaviors and ways of being that you have been wanting to shift. Or you might be considering letting go of a relationship, job, career, your home or other material items.
Sometimes it is just so dang hard to let go. I know. It took me five years to let go of my house and this past year has been a journey of letting go. Life is filled with opportunities to let go and trust. The more you are willing to let go the more you are showing the universe your faith. And faith creates unimagined miracles.
WHAT IT WILL TAKE:
Plain and simple, letting go takes courage. Sometimes it calls for reaching deep inside and finding the courage we did not realize we have. The truth is that we have infinite amounts of courage always there for us to access.
A few years ago I walked through a very tough time and then one day I realized that my courage lived right inside of me. I could sense it, feel it, taste it and it surprised me. It was one of those aha moments when I realized that everything I ever needed lived inside of me.
Courage is at the top of the list. So consider all the times in your life you required courage and then multiply that by 10 and feel your courage RISE in you!
ACTION IDEAS TO BEGIN:
You’ve heard the phrase “The first step is the hardest?” Well lets simplify this process.
1) Make a list of all those thoughts you’ve been having about letting go.
2) Group them in different columns to separate the types of possible “things” you can let go of (behaviors, relationships and material possessions, etc).
3) Take it a step further and consider which of those you list will be easy vs “not so easy” because it will give you some perspective and help you get started.
4) Then choose something simple and LET GO.
Once you begin letting go and notice the wonderful benefits that come from it you will feel more courageous to let go again. Letting go will become a way of life for you and each time you do it you open yourself to an avalanche of new good to flow into your life. Letting go sets up a series of serendipitous events (sometimes very subtle) and it leads you into the rest of the pathways I’ll be sharing with you.
I have so much more to share about letting go and for now I will just let go!
Tomorrow look for an email from me sharing about Pathway 2: DISCOVERING What Has Been Buried and Forgotten!
Love and Light!
Wendy G Young
The Creativity Shaman
I began this blog in December of 2008 about the time I was getting ready to create my Spiritual Grid Manifestation DVD and as much as I wanted to write more often I did not. As I reflect I realize that there was so much that I was not clear about at that time.
That is one of the gifts of time. It gives us great perspective.
As I have been shifting gears in how I help people shift into who they came here to be I am making a commitment to write more often here on this blog and in other ways.
I’ll be speaking about what I know best … Divine Inspiration.
Some of you may relate more if I tell you that connecting to your Divine Inspiration is about connecting to your Creativity!!
Creativity is what we are here for. We are each creating our lives in each and every moment whether we are aware of it or not!
Sometimes I will be sharing a story about something or someone that inspired me and how and why.
Other times I may tell you about an experience that I had during that day that is related to inspiration.
What I really look forward to sharing with you is how I live in my inspiration on a moment to moment basis just about everyday.
It could be about my spontaneous decision to take a walk, buy a cup of coffee at Whole Foods or scale a building … LOL …last night a friend of mine told me about the famous French Spiderman whom he met in person once!
You never know who you are going to see or what you are going to learn and how this will change your life or someone else’s life for the better.
I am ready to really stand for myself in what I came here to do. It has been a very long journey and I know there is so much more for me to learn and I look forward to learning with you.
If you like what I write and if it inspires you in anyway I would like to know. This further inspires me.
It has taken me a long time to align myself and my work with my true core gift … this ability to connect with this deeper part of me and live in inspiration.
You can live in inspiration too. As I look back to my childhood … that is decades! … I can see that I was always connected to this deeper part of myself and it is something that I have learned to develop over my lifetime.
This occurred with the practice of being in business and creating a multitude of tangible products and services. Sometimes they worked out really well and other times I fell flat on my you know what!
I learned from each of these experiences all in the expectation that I would serve others in the area of personal growth.
So I continue that now by helping to open you to your divine inspiration so that you may continue to create your life consciously whether you want to expand your business, change your career or job or want to be happier.
Maybe you just want to have more fun and more time to play! I know I do!
Let’s do it together!
Divine Inspiration is my passion. How can I serve you?
To Your Divine Inspiration!