Learn How to Let Go of the Stressful Problems in Your Life

“The greatest step towards a life of simplicity is to learn to let go.” 
Steve Maraboli (Tweet This)

Life can be a wonderful adventure, but from time to time, unexpected challenges can come our way. Our true purpose in life is to create as a full expression of ourselves — to love and be loved. But during challenging times, we can stray from our path, not knowing how to get back on track again.

When facing difficulties, we’re often told to just let things go. This may sound great in theory, but in reality, it can be easier said than done!

Sometimes we feel uneasy or distressed knowing that things are not right, but not knowing what it is that we need to let go of. Of course we want let go of our problems, but may not know exactly how to do this or who is going to give us that extra support we need.

Sometimes we get in our own way of achieving what we want, sending out our intentions and then worrying that our dreams will not turn into reality. We can have expectations about how and when things are going to happen. This is not truly letting go, and it can block the abundance of The Universe.

Or, we can develop the confidence and skills to let go, have faith in ourselves, and know that we are the powerful creators of our lives.

The WHAT of Letting Go

Life’s problems can present themselves as tension in our bodies as the result of blocked energy. All pain, suffering, or tension in our bodies are signs that we are holding onto something. All pain is resistance to “what is.”

The body gives us signals when we are not living in the expanded, happy way we are meant to live. First the body speaks in little whispers, such as slight tension or feelings of unhappiness. Then, it moves to the great big shouts, such as heart disease or cancer, if we are still not listening.

The HOW of Letting Go

  1. In meditation, observe in a non-judgmental way any tension or discomfort in the body.
  2. Breath into the tension to create space and stillness around it.
  3. This focus and the resulting calm of your mind will allow you to hear your wise, intuitive self.
  4. Surrender your challenges to your intuitive self and ask what it is you need to know.
  5. A deep knowing signifies that your intuitive answers are right for you.

The WHO of Letting Go

When we receive answers from our intuition, it is up to us to take action. We are the powerful creators of our magical lives!

For example, we may not understand why we always feel unhappy at work. We may choose to meditate and surrender any tension we feel around work to our wise self. The answer may be that we are not engaged in work that centers on our true purpose. It is then up to us to start looking for a new job or to take a course to get one step closer to creating in a way that is meaningful and joyful to us.

Sometimes we don’t get what we want when we surrender, only to find that when we have truly let go, The Universe will deliver us something far better than what we could have imagined. The key is to remain open — to send out our intent. Then, rather than worry, allow the gifts of abundance in line with our highest good to flow to us!

Perhaps what we actually need to let go of is feeling disempowered. We need step into our empowered selves. Sometimes we hear from our intuition that we need to confront a situation that we would prefer to avoid. We may need to speak our truth or tap into our will to succeed, allowing our dreams to become a reality. This can take courage and faith that we are worthy of our highest good — and we certainly are!

We are a powerful creators, even far more powerful than we can imagine. We are presence — the same essence as The Universal Intelligence. It is up to us to let go and tap into our empowered selves to create the lives of our dreams based on our inner wisdom — our true divine, loving nature.

P.S. Are you harnessing the power of your intuition?

When used correctly, intuition can be your most powerful asset. If you want to learn how to tune into your intuition, check out Sonia Choquette’s transformational course, Awaken Your Intuition.

This article on letting go by Deborah Fairfull was originally published on FinerMinds. If you liked it, you can like it on Medium, share it on Facebook and Twitter, or follow us!

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