Hello fellow “ordinary, everyday, unassuming guru seekers” I love the energy of this tribe. In seeking, your life is exalted. In seeking, success is justified; the daylight is no longer asleep in your eyes.
I received this email a month ago, and wanted to get back to Jason and thank him for his patience.
Will you be my ordinary guru and answer this question? I hear the statement “Let go” a lot in spiritual circles. Yet, I am never clear what it is I am supposed to let go of in order to be free. And what is it that I will be free of? Jason
“Letting go” is not only a spiritual matter; it is something anyone who wants to have a breakthrough to a new life must do.
When you are “letting go” you are surrendering up your identity. That means that you are willing to “let go” of the programming in your mind that stops you from starting your own business or attracting the perfect mate or making your first million or even getting that first date. If something is stopping you from living your ideal, you must let it go before your life will flow in the direction of that aspiration.
Yes, “letting go” is a term often spoken often in spiritual circles, and what it frees you up to do is to “create yourself anew.” That means you get to consciously decide the kind of person that you want to be, and work with affirmations and visions and discipline your new behavior to make the new you real.
The reason it’s not easy to let go is because your ego will scream, “NO.”
Your ego wants you to be who you’ve always been. The problem with being who you’ve always been is that you can only do what you’ve always done and consequently, you can only get what you always got. Can you see the dilemma? You gotta “let go” if your life is to flow in the direction your dreams go.
Actually, when someone has a deep conviction to let go of old habits that have been stopping them from achieving their goals, they don’t do the “letting go”- the old habits let go of them. They commit to thinking differently and acting differently, and the old habits fall away. That’s because they begin vibrating differently (Really!), and the old habits cannot feed on the new energy, so they leave.
I remember when I committed to stop insisting I was always right. I affirmed a thousand times a day that everyone had the right to their opinion. I visualized my self being open and calm with others disagreeing with me. I disciplined myself to shut my mouth when I had the urge to disagree with someone’s philosophy. Wow, what sweet relief when within thirty days, that “insisting I am right habit” had run away from me.
It is said that we are shadows of ourselves.
To be a shadow of yourself mean that every time you decide to create yourself anew (new habits, new ideals, new beliefs that can make our dreams real), you are coming closer to our authentic nature – the real substance of you (not the shadow self). And that real substance is unstoppable!
I hope this helps you with your inquiry, Jason.
Are the rest of you asking, “What’s this got to do with me?” I hope so. It has everything to do with whether you live victoriously or frustratingly. “Letting go” of the old you has you constantly grow. I couldn’t have written an Amazon best seller book at age seventy if I did not let go of the idea that I was too old to do that. How foolish of me to ever think I am too old to achieve any of my lofty dreams. I dropped that “too old” identity, and best seller book author became my reality.
Blessings and love to all of you, Rob
PS – Oh glorious so wondrous is this child of the infinite! Are you not a rich and majestic child of Infinite Intelligence. I HOPE YOU KNOW THAT! It’s time to show that – LET GO!