let go for maximum benefits

Let go of the fear of managing how everything will turn out ever-and particularly as a condition of ever even beginning. The gifts available in trusting life’s magic are always worth more than the temporary comforts of believing you’re in control.

shine baby

There’s nothing gained in playing small, diminishing your light or diluting your energy.  You are on this earth to be the person only you can be, and your unique people and opportunities find their way to you most quickly and effectively when they can feel your authenticity beaming and calling out to theirs.  Today is the day for the truest you to live your most legendary life.

surrender

What if we trusted life enough to let it surprise us?  What if we believed in ourselves enough to be fluid in evolving and adapting?  What if we released our assumptions about what should be and more often celebrated the miracle of what is?

These past several days the notion of “surrender” keeps presenting itself—in guided meditations “randomly” chosen, in newsletters from people I admire, and in an email from a dear soul making sure I knew about Michael Singer’s latest book (even if it’s a couple years old). 

Singer’s “The Surrender Experiment” artfully unravels the ways in which our fear-based thinking arbitrarily preconceives what is safe, what is acceptable, and what is a life we can relax into living.  And as is the case with virtually all our defenses, these efforts to protect our tender egos end up causing needless suffering and hold us back from our greatest potentials.

Each call to surrender—surrender—surrender echoing through my week compels me to relax deeper and deeper into the flow of life.   This repetitive messaging, often referred to as synchronicity, is one aspect of the magic of life I’m most intrigued by.  When I’m aware enough to notice it happening, it tends to bring both clarity and peace of mind.

Watch for subtle (or not so subtle) synchronistic calls for your attention. I find they usually hold timely and pertinent information to help break free from the limited perspective, or “plans”, our fear-based narratives cling to so dearly.  

plan B

Keeping your options open is a choice based on the assumption that somehow you are safer or better off preserving a series of outs from your intended course. 

Know with every ounce of your being that there are always infinite options available and that at any time you can change your mind, turn around or leap in a different direction entirely.  However, also understand that actively cultivating two competing options simultaneously isn’t doing you any favors. 

Having one foot in a relationship, career, life change, dream, etc. and one foot out only splits your energy and efforts, undermining the progress of either scenario.  More importantly, every time you invest yourself in your “Plan B” (C, D, E…) you effectively send the message to yourself that you either don’t really believe you’re capable and worthy of achieving your Plan A or that you don’t believe you have the wherewithal and creative resiliency to adapt and evolve on the fly when life throws you a curve ball or things don’t roll out exactly as expected.

Both of these are narratives of your fear-based ego.  If you breathe that anxiety to the side for a moment, you’ll realize that your intuition knows you are capable and deserving of whatever you most desire.  Otherwise, why would you be inspired to dream these dreams in the first place?

Respect yourself, your courage and your soul’s capacity by going all in on what you’re wanting.  Stop giving airtime and energy to back up plans that collude with unhealthy limiting beliefs.  You’ll only actualize your true power and potential when you stop allowing your fear-based defenses to hold you back.