letting GO.

April 12, 2012

letting GO.


My sister has been out of the country on a work assignment for the past two weeks…in Beirut, Lebanon to be exact….My mom and I aren’t really excited about her being that far away from home, especially in a country that is located in an area with a lot of unrest….but she’s pretty amazing and loves her human service work that she does….bless her little heart :).

Unfortunately, as connected as this world has gotten to be, it’s been really difficult for us to contact her on this trip…and when we do, it’s been a pretty choppy connection. Long story short, we spoke to her this morning briefly and she was pretty down…between the demands and personalities of work, the craziness that comes from a long distance relationship and just life in general she’s been feeling pretty sad…she then went on to say that she had a dream last night….

Dad was talking to both of us. We were at some park and he was holding on to a string that was attached to a kite that looked like and umbrella. He was trying to explain to us how we just need to let go of things…and he would say “See, just let go” and then he would let go of the string….

I LOVE that dream! Ever since my Dad passed away, he has always appeared to my sister when she has been most down or sad….and every time he leaves her with a little nugget of gold….…we hold on to so much…trying to make it all work, getting emotionally attached to the possible outcomes…often driving ourselves nutty in the process. But at some point, like my Dad was trying to teach us…we just have to LET GO… and remind our selves that the minute we let go…is the minute that Grace can come in and help us out. Whatever is meant to be is going to happen…either we can keep tugging at the string…wrestling with the wind and trying to control the uncontrollable…..or we can LET GO with faith, peace and a deep sense of surrender…knowing that everything that’s suppose to happen will and what doesn’t is because it’s not in our best interest….like Steve Job’s said in his brilliant 2005 Stanford commencement address…”you can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards”…so trust that you’re a child of the universe and nothing but the best is going to unfold for you…despite what you may think!

Let go…be inspired and fly free!

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