Letting Go of Letting Go
Canadian self-help author, intuitive teacher and workshop facilitator Tanis McRae encourages, inspires and teaches personal self-responsibility. She brings a teacher mentality to conscious expansion by encouraging and directing you to take back your power and consciously create the life you want to live. She sees many concepts with a fresh new perspective, which allows for effortless personal growth, self-empowerment and change. By bringing out the deeper truths that our expanding consciousness knows to be true we discover the distortion that the collective conditioning we experienced as children has buried deep under layers of fear and ignorance. When we take back and live as our true selves we are no longer subject to manipulation and being disempowered by others. Her book “Talking to My Self – Evolving on Purpose” is designed to inspire your expanding consciousness as well as serve as a catalyst for personal change. It allows you to reclaim who you are by moving away from suffering and managing the pain or people in your life, to becoming a confident conscious creator of your life through utilizing and expanding your personal intuition.
Letting Go of Letting Go
In the spiritual/ holistic/ healing world we often reference the need to ‘Let Go’. Let go of that old relationship, that old idea, that uncomfortable emotion, etc. This implies that something that you are in the process of trying to control on the inside is blocking you from moving forward and keeping you from being happy or healthy or a myriad of other things.
But what if we look at this from another perspective – the perspective of words mean what they mean – letting go is an act of personal will or of judgment for that which you are holding on to and trying to let go of so diligently. It is like saying “Don’t think of the colour blue.” Your immediate attention, focus and intention are now on the colour blue and this just brings the energy to it and reinforces your awareness of it rather than ‘letting it go’.
The universe holds the planets and stars in the sky why do we think we need to control the energy that goes in and out of our body when in fact our body is the universe and the flow through it happens regardless of intention. Can you imagine being in charge of your breathing, heart pumping, cell management, blood flow and pressure! What a great responsibility and time management system that would be. But we are not, these are automatic and we do them unconsciously – we trust our unconscious to keep all of our bodily systems running, why can’t we do this with our emotional and experiential trauma as well.
So what if we replaced our idea of letting something go with...
Allowing something in.
What if we focused on opening up our awareness and let the energy flow unimpeded through our systems. What if letting go is really about opening up fully and just allowing the energy to wash us clean like fresh water through a blocked up channel.
Go ahead and do that right now; close your eyes, take a deep vertical breath and open up wide, allow the energy of the whole universe to flow through you, become it in every cell and in every breath and in every heart beat.
Then stay open, allow life in and out and then invite it to flow through you in all ways always.
“You are life passing through your body, passing through your mind, passing through your soul. Once you find that out, not with the logic, not with the intellect, but because you can feel that Life- you find out that you are the force that breathes your body.
The whole universe is a living being that is moved by that force, and that is what you are.
You are Life.”
Don Miguel Ruiz – The Mastery of Love