The Power of Letting Go of Worry

by Melody Jean

Contemporary Seeker Let Go of WorryLetting go. Two words. Two very strong and powerful words.

Weight of The World

Ever feel like the world’s on your shoulders, and all the madness has got you going crazy? It’s time to get out, step out into the streets where all of the action is right there at your feet … OK. Wait. That’s an 80’s song, ‘Rhythm of the Night’ by Debarge. Gotcha! : )

Yet, in all seriousness – letting go, sometimes of everything that weighs us down, even if for a moment, can be healing. How do I know? I’ve had to let go many times …

So How Much, You Say?

It depends.

I read somewhere, sometimes everything. That is if you’re in dire straits, for example, people with addictions. Yet, for most it’s usually one specific weighty item or a compilation of them (a relationship that isn’t going well, a sick family member, etc).

Let Go – Oh, but How?!

I’ve learned to offer it up to the higher Will. That is, we ask whatever we believe in to help guide us through the process because for (the moment/today/this week/forever) we’re done controlling it. We resolve to take a backseat and wait for things to unfold as the Will intends.

I don’t mean to be lazy, or give up. Letting go is when we get to that point where we know, just know, deep down, that we have done all we can. A favorite quote by W.C. Fields sums-it-up in a nutshell.

If at first you dont succeed, try, try again. Then quit. There’s no point in being a damn fool about it.”

The Hot Dog Won’t Come to You

I spoke with someone at one of my dad’s lectures about Our Will vs. the Higher Will. I used my “Hot Dog Theory” to elaborate my point.

If we’re hungry and sit in the closet thinking we’ll be fed, we’re sorely mistaken. Someone isn’t going to walk in our house, knock on the closet door and say “Hey, I hear you’re hungry, I brought you a hot dog. Oh and I added mustard and relish too.”

We need to take appropriate steps to make things happen, yet eventually we get to a point where we’ve done enough. With that we need to stop controlling, doing, trying to make things works. Let go of Our Will. That’s when we step-back from said issue, or all issues if necessary, even if for just a few days. It’s when we let the Higher Will lead the way for a little while.

Need Guidance? Ask, I say!

My dad says when we don’t know what to do, to wait a bit and do nothing. In the interm, offer-up a prayer (or intention) to the higher Will and ask for guidance. In time, the answers will come. I wrote about this in my post Don’t Know What to Do? Do Nothing.

I think this is what it means to let go to some extent. Do what we can, or have to, but also know when to surrender to something greater. Have a wonderful day y’all. You deserve it.

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