Blessings to You!
Each year, I participate in a White Stone Service. You may have watched the one I posted on YouTube. In the course of the service, each participant receives from Spirit/God a "word" of guidance and direction, or encouragement or affirmation. This year my word was "Let Go." A sub-thought that I received was "sit back and let the magic happen."
I do not excel at letting go. I am working on it though. When I first received the message and faithfully wrote it on the stone, I was certain that it was pertaining to letting go of my 22 year old granddaughter, who has been in my care for the past 13 years. "Time for that little birdie to leave the nest!" I thought. And so it is, although as I said, letting go is not my long suit. I am working on it though.
Yet as the year continues to unfold, I am finding that the message goes far beyond that one instance of letting go. I began to have the urge to clean out the book cases; to release some of the hundreds of books I have zealously held on to for years. Many had been carted cross country...several times! I have found that I now look at them and have to ask myself seriously if I am really going to read that book again...or in some cases...EVER!
Next came the basement, cupboards, drawers, file cabinets, etc. as I searched for things to let go.
Now, it is important to note here that I did not say to myself, "Hmmm...God says I need to 'let go.' What could that mean?" It was more like something inside of me was saying, "let go, let go!" I am finding that the words I received are clearly Divine Guidance as I ponder in my heart and soul...what matters most.
The greatest letting go that I am experiencing this year, is following the guidance of my soul to release the church space where we have been meeting for almost 8 years. I have had to accept that my vision of ministry has changed. Well, it has not so much changed as blossomed. My desire to reach out to the Universe with the message that changed my life began to express last May with the YouTube messages I post. As the brochure I developed and printed back in 2005 stated, Spirit of Unity IS a "Church Without Walls."
The White Stone process is not magical. It is mystical and metaphysical. My love of God, and sincere desire to fulfill God's plan for my life draws me to prayer and meditation; to listening to that which is greater than that which is in the world. The loving and listening clear the path to receiving and understanding God's will for my life. This year...that is "let go."
Most of my difficulty in letting go stems from emotional attachments which can stand in the way of my highest good, as well as the highest good of that which I love. I would venture to say that I am not alone in this. So, maybe there is something that you need to let go of?
In Unity we teach that God hates a void, and will fill any space you create with good IF you will create a space to receive. Knowing this to be true...as I open my hand and heart to let go, I anticipate the good that opening my hand and heart prepares me to receive! I AM sitting back and waiting for the "magic" to happen.
Care to join me?