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But you've got to let the seeds go if they're to grow.
Or, another metaphor I've seen used: Suppose you have ring that needs to be repaired. It's your favourite ring. You take it to the jeweller and say, "I need you to repair this for me." The jeweller says, "Sure, I can do that. Give me the ring." And you go, "No, I want to hold on to it." And the jeweller says, "Well, until you let me have it, I can't give you want, which is a repaired ring," and on it goes until you finally put the ring down and let the jeweller do his work.
It's not a perfect metaphor, but it gets the idea across. Letting go is not the same thing as giving up. Relaxing your grip is a necessary step.
Hi catepillar woman,
That was such an excellent metaphor! I just got done today writing several pages of everything I want to manifest in my life - the little things and the big things (some of my bigger desires I have wanted for 21 yrs now). Then I did a releasing and letting go prayer to God and the angels. I told God that this is my plan and these are the things I want, but I am willing to go in another direction as long as it is equal to or even better than my direction. I told God that I was not going to try to control the outcome anymore that he knows the perfect way out of my old life, get my new house and the perfect way to my financial freedom and manifesting all my desires. I then just told God to just show me what to do.
I am also going to each day give thanks for all the good in my life (including the things I want to be free from) and all the good I want to receive and just let go and continue to let go. Of course I am going to continue visualizing and affirming what I want until the energy dies off and I am going to get ready to receive what I want. These activities will help to reprogram your mind and put you in the vibration of what you want to receive.
My biggest problem is that I have been trying to direct and control the show all these years and holding tight to my dreams. I also have had a lot of resistance and I know these things have been holding back my dreams. I am just at a point right now where either my long-desired dreams will manifest or something infinetly better. God either gives us our hearts desires (which are God's desires for us or they would not be there in the first place) or something infinetly better. Most people tend to think too limited. I have read that when God makes you wait for your prayers to be answered it is because the answer is going to be so much bigger and better than we could have hoped for.
I have read countless stories of people who worked long and hard for what they wanted -visualized and affirmed, etc - but it was only when they gave up and let go and just let God take over and just did accepted whatever the outcome was going to be. These people usually find that the very things they let go of - wind up manifesting. Clinging to the outcome or HOW things should turn out is a form of resistance and that is usually what blocks or slows down one manifestation (this has been my problem over these many years!).