Letting go is one of the most important aspects of our spiritual growth. The feeling/thought that “this person is mine”, or that “this thing is mine”, and “I must hold on as tight as I can” will stop all growth. If we keep hanging on to what we need to let go of, all of these will become an anchor to our spiritual growth.
If you have children or close family, this concept of 'mine' is probably one you truly understand. The feeling of being connected to family, friends and/or community is very comforting and, at a certain level healthy. Becoming close to others is a lesson we all have to grow into as well as out of. Here is where we learn to care for others and to step out of our selfish phase of survival in Chakra one, however, our growth should not stop here.
From this higher level at Chakra four, we learn to look outward, beyond our immediate sphere of influence to the larger, more universal picture. This is where the unconditional love begins to grow away from just what we feel is ours into care about and protect to encompass the farther reaches of the environment, people in other countries, global issues and the list goes on.
Here is the challenging part. We had to learn to care about others, parents, spouse, children and grandchildren, but, as we raise our spiritual awareness, the realization that nothing and no one belongs to us or to anyone else should come into the picture. We are all created from the same source so that every one, everything is us but it does not belong to us. This is a fine line when we begin to look at it but as we continue to consider the idea and get our minds around it, we see that the importance is huge.
We are EVERYONE, we are EVERYTHING but we do not own them/it, nor do they own us. A parent might say “This is my child, she will always be my child I have to worry about her, it is my job.” Actually, in the bigger picture, the child chose this parent to nurture until the child could stand in her own power. Then the parent's job is to let go and allow the child to be what the soul has come here to be. The prideful statement that the parent needs worry about the child is not helpful to the child or the parent. This is true for any family member we feel inclined to worry about.
The energy of worry comes from fear. Fear is a very low frequency vibration and will pull down both the worrier and the target of that worry. If we truly want the person of our affection to grow and be well, that is the energy we should be sending them. Love and fear can NOT live in the same place. If we send love to the thing(s) we are fearful of, in short order the fear has dwindled out of existence and love has conquered yet another fear. Fear is often referred to as False-Expectations-Appearing-Real and, if we can embrace this idea, the fear leaves us even faster and our letting go becomes something even more powerful than before.
When we can let go of the lower frequency perspective of caring, we realize that we become more connected to the person, thing, place than we ever were before. As our new perspective of events and people in our lives grows and we become more comfortable with our higher perch, we realize that ownership is not the important thing. Becoming one with all is what we are striving for so here at the point of letting go, we actually become one with everything. We vibrate at a much higher frequency and that draws in those higher lighter, brighter more enlightened energies that we are striving for as we awaken to our reconnection to spirit. © Chessie Roberts 2015
Chessie Roberts is an innovative thinker who has created programs and classes to help people to regain their balance of body, mind, spirit. She has worked for over 20 years to assist others to find and grow their Spiritual Path. Reiki, meditation and energy readings are part of what she offers. Contact Chessie at www.ChessieRoberts.com on FaceBook https://www.facebook.com/chessie.roberts