Now that you made the decision and figured out exactly what it is you think you want in life, you are ready for the next step: let go.
Let go. Let go. Let go.
Let go of whatever it is that you think you need in your life to bring you happiness and satisfaction and realize that you already have it. Seriously. Take a look around. Examine your life from afar and see through the illusions. You probably have everything you have ever asked for. And when I say ask for I mean the culmination of all your thoughts, your deeds, your perceptions, your insecurities, your faith. You already have it all. And trying to change things that will naturally change anyway is not serving you, so just let go.
This New Moon phase brought about a mess of feelings for me. I woke up to a jumble of thoughts bouncing around in my head and I just couldn’t tame them. I had all these ideas of what I needed to do, places I needed to live and travel, how certain relationships were not ideal. The list of toxic thoughts goes on.
So I did what seemed necessary, I babbled to a friend and got all of those empty thoughts out. And by doing so, I made room in my head for peace to settle in.
All things will change. We know that. No matter if we push to change them, or wait patiently, surely all things will change. So why not just let go?
You put in the work by making the decision; by saying I want this and I want that and this is why I want it. And that’s a very important part of the process. It is imperative to set your intentions and to have dreams and goals. But you really must let go of how you think it should look, and let it play out in the way it will.
At the end of the day, we don’t really know what’s best for ourselves because we make impetuous decisions, we get unhappy with the way things currently are, we get wrapped up in thinking we need to do do do. But if you just take a step back and breathe, you will create space for patience. You will create space for faith to work. You will be in tune with what actions you need to take and what you need to allow to happen. You will create a lasting balance in your life between effort and surrender, action and patience, doing and non-doing.
This balance is evident in all things. It’s everywhere in nature.
Think about a river. Each droplet of water is on its own course. By allowing the current to take over, each droplet can surrender to the flow and move in harmony with the other droplets, even though they have no idea what’s downstream. Be like water – go with the flow. Change and transform, rush and meander, stay stagnant and dive off a cliff.
Do what you will little droplet, but always trust the flow.
As I said, it is a New Moon which means it’s a prime time for setting intentions.
I encourage you to write down what you want and why. You may be feeling unease or curiosity about certain relationships. You may feel like you are finally getting back in the groove. You may be ready for a transformation to occur in your life, but you don’t know how to make it happen. So set your intentions. Ask for clarity, for signs, for patience. And as hard as it is, realize that you have no control over the outcome. You don’t know how these things are going to work their way into your life. So the only thing to do is surrender. Let yourself be guided by intuition and purity, not by agitation or dissatisfaction with the now.
Take a deep breath in.
Take a deep breath out.
It’s all going to be just fine.
In fact, it will probably be much better than just fine!
It will be grander than anything you could have imagined yourself.
So… let go. And open to endless possibility.
“To be temperate means that you honor and acknowledge your desires and passions but you do not constantly rearrange your life according to the ongoing flux of these highly charged states. Temperance does not retrain; it guides us to be peaceful with what is, to discern what we are called to improve or to overlook, to have serenity of spirit no matter what feelings are invoked about the situation we find ourselves in. It calls us to contemplation and then to action. Not action based on expectations of others, not perfect action as we see it, but doing what we can do at the moment and in the circumstances.”