“Honestly, if you don’t want it – then stop thinking about it”
It seems wherever I turn at the moment there are reminders, clues and prompts about the beauty and hidden wisdom of letting go. Whether its letting your day go before you fall asleep, letting go of a job you hate, letting go of how a situation should be or letting go of the past.
I happen to believe ”letting go” is one of the most stunningly rewarding life changing practices you can get into the habit of. It creates the space for divine magic, layered with new possibilities and totally new realities to reveal themselves. Above all there is a freedom that comes with letting go. A freedom for the flow of your life and a freedom for an anxious mind or exhausted body.
So as the theme today is letting go I’m sharing with my favourite “letting go” mantra that I repeat every day (often) and a fabulous written piece about the effortlessness in which letting go can occur. Enjoy dear friends and may you be inspired to let go of something small or big today with ease and grace.
She Let Go
by Ernest Holmes
I found this beautiful piece of writing on facebook. Thank you to Rob Whalley for sharing it. As I read it my body tingled – encouraging me to read it slowly and more thoughtfully. I did. Many times – slowly and thoughtfully. Of course its the simplicity of it all that really appealed. I love simple.
And, it is for this very reason I’m sharing it with you. Really, really, really hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Fingers crossed.
SHE LET GO …. without a thought or a word, she let go.
She let go of the fear.
She let go of the judgements.
She let go of the opinions swarming around her head.
She let go of the committee of indecision within her.
She let go of all the “right” reasons. Wholly and completely, without hesitation or worry, she just let go.
She didn’t ask for advice. She didn’t read a book on how to let go. She just let go.
She let go of all the memories that held her back.
She let go of all the anxiety that kept her from moving forward.
She let go of all the planning and all the calculation, about how to do it just right.
In the space of letting go, she let it all be. A smile came over her face. A light breeze blew through her. And the sun and moon shone forever more.
Written by Ernest Holmes (1887 – 1960)
Durga mantra to remove obstacles:
“Om Sri Durgayai Namaha”
I discovered this mantra when reading one of my favourite books of all time The Path of Practice: A Woman’s Book of Ayurvedic Healing by Maya Tiwari.
I started last year (2011) including this mantra in my morning practice – repeating it from my heart for five minutes. It felt so good. It felt right.
I then added the mantra to my walks on the beach. The mantra resonnated even more deeply with me when I released it to the sea breezes, waves and sand.
The results were and still are magical. Life began to flow with more lightness. I wasn’t attached to outcomes and prescribed ways of doing things. I found myself letting go of the most mundane of things, realizing how freezing letting go can be – in any given moment of my life.
Give it a whirl. Perhaps repeat it in your first waking moments before getting out of bed and then let the mantra guide you from there. It has a habit of popping into your mind when you need it the most.
“Om Sri Durgayai Namaha”. Invokes the removal of obstacles in the material, maternal and spiritual fields.
The pronunciation is ohm shree dur-gah-yi nah-mah-ha.
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What I’m reading at the moment:
If you love food (tick), love Paris (two ticks) and love a little romance (uber ticks) then you’ll love this book. Lunch in Paris: