The Art Of Letting Go:

by Carole Bourne

“Honestly, if you don’t want it – then stop thinking about it”

then one day

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 (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

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 resonated 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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{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Shann April 20, 2012 at 6:04 am

Thank you for this lovely reminder that letting go is an art form. The piece by Ernest Holmes is delightful. I practice a similar mantra to release blocked energy and it feels so good! Hoping over to Amazon now to look at the “The Path of Practice.” Big LOVE! ?


Adreanna April 21, 2012 at 7:32 am

Oh my goodness. This is amazing. I learned to let go a few months ago and my life has improved dramatically. Now I have an open mind and heart to anything that comes my way. I never realized how much holding onto anger or anything hinders your life. LOVE this site.


gila December 10, 2013 at 4:25 pm

Day and night doubting me, feeling a little crazy inside. Hiding my fears and doubt from co-workers. Vulnerable and fragile. Pray to my spirit guides, angels and spiritual beings of white light to give me strength and wisdom. I somehow find this message you give about letting go and I understand at this moment that this is the key. I have to imagine in my minds eye throughout my day while dealing with vampires floating in the Ocean and just turning it over an letting it go. Surrender. Let go. Trust. This is my new mantra Om shree dur gah yi nah mah ha and the visual of me floating in the ocean in total abandonment.


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